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Monday, June 17, 2019

The Lady Rosanagh Mary Raben-Levetzau [1932-2019]

_. The Lady Rosanagh Raben-Levetzau, who died 13 June, 2019, aged 86, was a scion of the Earls of Erne.

She was born Lady Rosanagh Mary Crichton, 12 August, 1932, elder daughter of John Henry George Crichton, 5th Earl of Erne [1907-1940], by his wife the former Lady Davidema Katherine Cynthia Mary Bulwer-Lytton [1909-95], daughter of the 2nd Earl of Lytton [1876-1947].

Her father was a Page of Honour to King George V and a Lord-in-Waiting to King George VI. He was killed in action at Dunkirk, 23 May, 1940.

She married 27 June, 1956, Baron Michael Paul Raben-Levetzau [1930-1990], the second son of Count Siegfried Victor Raben-Levetzau, of Denmark, by whom she had issue, four sons, Michael, Alexander, Victor and Seamus.

Lady Rosanagh's brother was the late 6th Earl of Erne, KCVO [1937-2015].


Flora Mary Strang Steel [born 2019]

_. Tara Diana Ellis [nee Strang Steel, born 1980], wife of Edward J. Ellis, and scion of the Steel baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Flora Mary, 18 May, 2019, a sister for Harry Michael Hilton Ellis [born 2014], and for James William Ellis [born 2016].

Tara Ellis is a daughter of Sir Fiennes Michael Strang Steel, 3rd Baronet, CBE [born 1943], by his wife the former Sarah Russell. Edward Ellis is a son of Dr Brian Ellis.


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Ferguson/Hill marriage

_. The marriage took place 15 June, 2019, between Andrew Frederick John Ferguson (born 1978), scions of the Fergusons of Dummer, son of the late Major Ronald Ivor Ferguson (1931-2003), of Dummer, Hampshire, descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, by his second wife, the former Susan Rosemary Deptford (now Lady Swinburn), of Dummer, Hampshire, & Florence J.C. Hill, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Hill, of Gosberton, Lincolnshire.

Andrew Ferguson is the half-brother of Sarah, Duchess of York.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hon Patricia Enid Cavendish O'Neill 1925-2019

_. The Hon Patricia Enid Cavendish O'Neill, who died 11 June, 2019, in South Africa, aged 93, was a scion of Cavendish Barons Waterpark.

She was a writer 'The Lion in the Bedroom', and 'A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar' etc.

She was born 30 June, 1925, daughter of Brigadier-General Frederick William Lawrence Shepperd Hart Cavendish [1877-1931], by his wife the former Enid Maud Lindeman, daughter of Charles Lindeman.

Her mother, one of the great beauties of the early 20th century, was four times wed; (1) to Roderick Cameron, (2) in 1917, to Brig-Gen Cavendish, (3) in 1933, as his third wife, to the 1st Viscount Furness [1883-1940], and (4) in January, 1943, as his second wife, the 6th Earl of Kenmare [1891-Sept, 1943].

Pat Cavendish was a sister of the 7th Baron Waterpark [1926-2013].

She married firstly, 30 Sept, 1950 [div 1954], Frank Thomas O'Neill; she married 2ndly, 1 July, 1957 [divorced], Count Aymon de Roussy de Sales [died 2001]; she married thirdly, in 1969, her first husband, Frank Thomas O'Neill.


Harrigan/Straker engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 June, 2019, between Anthony Hart Harrigan IV, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Hart Harrigan III, of Charleston, South Carolina, USA, & Lucy Charlotte Straker, youngest daughter of Reuben Thomas Coppin Straker, of Stonecroft, Hexham, Northumberland, by his wife the former Hon Sophie Henrietta Kimball (b 1960), second daughter of the late Baron Kimball, life peer (cr 1985), by his wife the former June Mary Fenwick, descended from the Dukes of Manchester, &c.

 The mother of the bride-to-be was a schoolfriend and sometime flat-mate of Diana, Princess of Wales.


Saturday, June 08, 2019

Sir John Palmer, 8th Baronet 1926-2019

_. Sir John Palmer, 8th Baronet [created 1791]; retired Director, W.S. Atkins Agriculture, 1979-88, and late the Colonial Service; died 7 June, 2019. He was 92.

John Edward Somerset Palmer was born 27 October, 1926, son of Sir John Palmer, 7th Baronet; succeeded to the baronetcy, 1963; married 1956, Dione Catherine Skinner; one son, Robert, and one daughter, Harriet.

Educated at Canford and the universities of Cambridge and Durham; served in the Colonial Service in Northern Nigeria, 1952-61.

Sir John is succeeded by his only son, Robert John Hudson Palmer, who was born 20 Dec, 1960.

Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Andrew's Church, Feniton, 21 June, 2019.


Friday, June 07, 2019

Rear-Admiral Timothy Bevan, CB 1931-2019

_. Rear-Admiral Timothy Bevan, CB, who died 6 June, 2019, aged 88, was a scion of the Bevans of Trent Park landed gentry family.

He was born 7 April, 1931, son of Thomas Richard Bevan [1890-1970] by his wife the former Margaret Turnure [1896-1974]; married Georgiana Sarah Ann Knight, a granddaughter of the 2nd Baron Monk Bretton, who predeceased him leaving issue, three sons, Tom, Michael and Richard.


Thursday, June 06, 2019

Hon Jean Rosemary Vera Winch [nee Cary] 1928-2019

_. The Hon Jean Winch, who died 5 June, 2019, aged 90, was a scion of the Viscounts Falkland; born 29 Aug, 1928, as the Hon Jean Rosemary Vera Cary, second daughter of the 14th Viscount Falkland [1905-84], by his first wife the former Joan Sylvia Southey [1908-2000]; married 14 Dec, 1950, Capt Henry Herman Evelyn Montagu Winch [who died 1987]; No issue.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Harry William Yorke Grayson [born 2019]

_. Emma Elizabeth Yorke Grayson [nee Madsen, born 1989] wife of Sebastian Paul Grayson [born 1986], scion of the Grayson baronets, gave birth to a son, Harry William Yorke, 4 June, 2019, a brother for Isabella Elizabeth Yorke, who was born 21 February, 2018.

Sebastian is a son of Paul Francis Grayson [born 1965], by Eve Pieri. Emma Grayson is a daughter of Mark Madsen.