Monday, September 26, 2022

Life peerage for Nicholas Markham

 Nicholas Francis Markham CBE, (born 13 February 1968), has been created a life peer, on his appointment as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Health and Social Care.

Nick Markham is chair of London & Continental Railways. He is also the co-founder of covid testing company Cignpost Diagnostics & ExpressTest, is a Non-Executive Director of Inchora Limited, and is Lead NED for the Department for Work and Pensions. 

A Downing Street press announcement 6 Sept as updated 8th Sept (Ministerial Appointments Sept 2022): "His Majesty has also been pleased to signify His intention of conferring a peerage of the United Kingdom for Life on Nick Markham CBE."


Marina Rose Françoise Brown [born 2022]

 Emily Christine Rose Brown [nee Colville, born 1986], wife of Tom W. Brown, and scion of the Barons Clydesmuir, gave birth to a daughter, Marina Rose Françoise, 14 September, 2022, a sister for Rory Andrew William, born in 2017, and for Oscar Louis Alexander, born 17 June, 2020.

Tom is a son of Colonel David Brown, of Pen Selwood, Somerset. His wife is a daughter of the Hon Andrew John Colville [born 1953], by his wife the former Elaine Genevieve Davy.

The infant is a great-grandson of the 2nd Baron Clydesmuir, KT, CB, MBE, TD [1917-96].


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Flower/Thompson-Royds engagement

The engagement was announced 24 September, 2022, between the Hon Harry William Warburton Flower [born 11 January, 1977], younger son of the 11th Viscount Ashbrook [born 9 Dec, 1935], of Arley, Cheshire, and his wife the former Zoë Mary Engleheart [born 9 Oct, 1938], and Katherine Louise [Katie] Thompson-Royds [born 1985], daughter of Timothy Christopher Thompson-Royds [born 8 January, 1950], of Newnham, Northamptonshire, descended from the Thompson baronets, and his wife the former Anne Hedley [born 1959], descended from the Earls Waldegrave.



The Dowager Marchioness of Bath 1943-2022

The Dowager Marchioness of Bath, who died 17 September, 2022, in Paris, aged 78, was the widow of the eccentric aristocrat the 7th Marquess of Bath [1932-2020], and was the former chateleaine of Longleat, one of the great houses of Britain. Her husband was a tabloid favourite, not only for his picturesque appearance and peculiar artistic tastes but for his string of mistresses, whom he referred to as his wifelets (he reckoned there to have been around 74 of them).

The Marchioness was the former Anna Gaël Gyarmathy [the actress Anna Gaël], and was born in Budapest, 27 September, 1943, daughter of Laszlo Izsak Gyarmathy, of Los Angeles, California.

Her films and tv credits include Mademoiselle de la Ferté (1965), The Love Factor [1969], and Nana [1970], Red Haired Revolver [1973], Karetekas and Co [TV mini series 1973], Bedmania [1974], Blue Blood [1974], Dracula and Son [1976], Maxim's Porter [1976], Holiday Hotel [1978], Sweeney 2 [1978], and We're Not Angels ... Neither Are They [1981].

She married 9 May, 1969, then then Alexander George Thynne [later Thynn], styled Viscount Weymouth, son and heir of the 6th Marquess of Bath [1905-92], and his first wife the former Hon Daphne Winifred Louise Vivian [1904-97], daughter of the 4th Baron Vivian [1878-1940]. 

The Marquess of Bath admitted that he married partly in order to father a legitimate heir for the family estate, and after fulfilling this duty the Marchioness led a separate life with her own lover in Paris, returning to Longleat for occasional weekends.

Her husband, beloved by the tabloid press as 'the Loins of Longleat' succeeded his father as 7th Marquess of Bath, 30 June, 1992. The family seat at Longleat is one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain set in 9,000 Wiltshire acres. Lord Bath died from Covid-19, 4 April, 2020.

The Dowager Marchioness of Bath is survived by a daughter, Lady Lenka Abigail Thynn [born 20 Oct, 1969], and by a son, Ceawlin Henry Laszlo Thynn, the 8th Marquess of Bath [born 6 June, 1974].


Friday, September 23, 2022

Elizabeth Dawn Murray 1931-2022

 Elizabeth Dawn Murray [nee Harman], died 12 September, 2022. 

She was the former Elizabeth Dawn Harman, born in 1931, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Herbert Donald Harman [1895-1954], and his wife the former Dorothy Fleming [1905-83]; and married in 1974, as his second wife, Edward William Atholl Murray [born 30 June, 1927], scion of the Dukes of Atholl, son of Stracey Montagu Atholl Murray [1888-1970], and his wife the former Irene Margaretta Waring [who d 1952]. No issue of the marriage.


The Baron Sheikh 1941-2022

 The Baron Sheikh, whose death has been reported, was a British politician and businessman. He was formerly an insurance broker and underwriter.

Mohamed Sheikh was born in Kenya and raised in Uganda. He arrived in the UK in 1962 and later studied at the Holborn College of Law, Languages and Commerce and the City College of London. Sheikh then received training at a major insurance company, Sun Alliance and London Group. Previously, he was the chairman and Chief Executive of Lloyd's Brokers, Camberford Law PLC. He was later the Chairman of companies relating to Property and other businesses.

Sheikh was appointed a life peer in 2006 after he was nominated by Michael Howard MP, then Leader of the Conservative Party. The life barony conferred upon Mohamed Iltaf Sheikh was gazetted on 6 June 2006 by the name, style and title of Baron Sheikh, of Cornhill in the City of London.

He has founded and Co-Chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Islamic and Ethical Finance in British Parliament. He is co-chair of the APPG on Turkey and the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. He is also a vice-chair of the APPGs on Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.


Lindesay-Bethune/O'Connor engagement

  The engagement was announced 23 September, 2022, between the Hon David Nigel Lindesay-Bethune [born 12 May, 1993], second son of the 16th Earl of Lindsay [born 19 November, 1955], of Upper Largo, Fife, and the Countess of Lindsay [nee Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald, born 12 Sept, 1961], and Katherine S. O'Connor, eldest daughter of Martin Bradley O'Connor II, of New Vernon, New Jersey, United States, and his wife the former Jane Sarkin.

David Lindesay-Bethune is a twin brother of Lady Charlotte, wife of His Royal Highness Prince Jaime of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto [born 26 June 1992].


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Strong/Murray engagement

 The engagement was announced 22 September, 2022, between Oliver Timothy John Strong [born 1994], son of Neil Lawrence Charles Strong, of Ramsdell, Hampshire, and his wife the former Georgia Mary Norman [born 1968], & Isobel Alice E. Murray [born 1996], daughter Graeme Weston Elliot Murray, of Snape, Suffolk, and his former wife the former Serena Alice Fooks [born 1963] [Mrs Serena Johnson, of Knightsbridge], scion of the Fooks landed gentry family.


The Coronation of King Charles III: who can we expect to see?

 We are told in some sources of the media that King Charles III is looking at a greatly slimmed down Coronation, expected to take place within the next twelve months. The practice of inaugurating the new Sovereign, or Head of a people with some special observance has been universal from the earliest times. The character of the observance has varied according to the traditions of the people concerned. It may be a complex of ceremonies extended over a series of days, or just a simple ceremony performed within the space of an hour. It has varied also with the nature of the monarch assumed, whether military or religious, or a combination of the two, or to be solely civil or secular. The obvious appropriateness of the practice is attested by its persistence to the our own time in the 21st century. Not all monarchs in Europe, Scandinavia, or around the world are crowned; but none enters upon the office without formality. Charles III, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northerm Ireland is unique among the rulers of the world in that he will be anointed and crowned with solemn rites and ceremonies which represent more than a thousand years of history and traditions of his people.

Charles III's Coronation will be the first at which the Queen Consort will be crowned since the coronation of the King's grandparents, George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 12 May, 1937. Not all Queen Consorts have been crowned, and we have to look back several centuries for instances where the Queen was not anointed with her husband. King George IV denied his wife, Queen Caroline, a place in Westminster Abbey, and was crowned alone, 19 July, 1821. Weeks later the unfortunate Caroline was dead from a broken heart. 

On 20 October, 1714 King George I was crowned alone, having divorced his wife, Sophia Dorothea, twenty years before. Charles III will be the first of his name to see his wife crowned. Henrietta Maria of France, a Roman Catholic, wife of Charles I was prohibited from participating in the rite. Charles II, restored in 1660, and crowned on St George's Day, 1661, was a bachelor, and married the Roman Catholic Catherine of Braganza in 1662. Catherine, a Roman Catholic, was never crowned.

King Henry VIII was crowned with his first wife Catherine of Aragon, 24 June, 1509. Henry's second wife, Anne Boleyn, had her own coronation as Queen Consort, 1 June, 1533.

King Henry VII was crowned 30 October, 1485, before his marriage to Elizabeth of York. He married Elizabeth in 1486, and she was crowned 25 November, 1487.

Elizabeth of York and Anne Boleyn were the last Queen Consorts to be crowned separately from their husbands.

So, who can we expect to participate at the Coronation of the King? The Royal Dukes will be there to 'pay homage' to the King. The Prince of Wales [who is also Duke of Cornwall, Rothesay and Cambridge], will lead here. Royal Dukes are usually the sons or grandsons of the Sovereign. Since the Middle Ages all adult younger sons of the sovereign have been Dukes, with the exception of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar. It is expected that before the Coronation that Edward will be created Duke of Edinburgh, as was agreed on his marriage to Sophie Rhys Jones in 1999. The Duke of Sussex, as the younger son of the Sovereign will also pay homage along with the Dukes of Gloucester and Kent, who are both male line grandsons of King George V. Traditionally, the duke kneels before the monarch and pledge  “to become your liege man of life and limb, and of earthly worship; and faith and truth I will bear unto you, to live and die, against all manner of folks.” The Dukes put on their own coronets when the King is crowned with the St Edward's crown. At the 1953 Coronation the Royal Dukes wore Parliamentary robes, but none have been worn since the hereditary element was removed from the House of Lords in 1999.

Princes (who are not peers) and Princesses will be in attendance. The only living adult prince who is not a peer is Prince Michael of Kent, a grandson of George V. The daughters of the Sovereign (Princess Anne, the Princess Royal), and daughters of the sons of the Sovereign, who are princesses of the United Kingdom of Gt Britain and Northern Ireland by birth. They include Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank, and Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy. The children of the Earl of Wessex & Forfar (who fall into this category, but do not use the style and title of Royal Highness) ought to have this precedence at the Coronation, but it remains to be seen what the King's wishes are.

Royal Duchesses will be in the abbey to observe the rite from a gallery above the theatre. The Princess of Wales is expected to be joined by the Duchess of Sussex [a royal duchess despite giving up a working royal role], and the Danish-born Duchess of Gloucester, wife of the King's cousin. The Duchess of Kent, in her 90th year, did not attend the State funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, and it is not clear whether she will be present at the King's coronation. Our only 'royal countess', the Countess of Wessex & Forfar will be here with the royal duchesses.

In the ceremony Royal Princesses, and royal duchesses put on their coronets when Queen Camilla is crowned.

As for the clergy, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will take part, and crown the King with St Edward's Crown. The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, will, if tradition is followed, crown Camilla. Other clergy in the abbey will include the Bishop of London, Dame Sarah Mullally, who will make history as the first female bishop to take part in a Coronation service. The Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle, will preside over the service. It is the role of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster to instruct the King and Queen in the rites and ceremonies of the service. In addition the Dean assists the Archbishop of Canterbury during the ceremony and holds the Eagle Ampulla containing the oil used for the anointing. By ancient right, the honour of putting the Coronation vestments on the King falls to him. The Bishop of Durham supports the King in the abbey.

At previous Coronations a Court of Claims was set up by Order in Council to hear and determine claims of service to be performed at the Coronation. It is expected that a similar court will soon be established.

The Coronation is organised under the watchful eye of the Earl Marshal. The earliest record of the office of Marshal in the 12th century refers to it as held hereditarily by the family of Marshall, from whom it passed to the Bigods, the Mowbrays, and ultimately the Howards, Dukes of Norfolk. The Earl Marshal, one of the Great Officers of State, Edward, the 18th Duke, is the authority responsible for all questions of Arms, dignities, precedence and honour. In these matters he acts through the Officers of the Heralds' College, of which he is the head. He has entire charge of the organisation of the Coronation Ceremony at which [as Premier Duke in England] he renders home to the King on behalf of all dukes.

Other participants include Garter King of Arms, Norroy and Clarenceux King of Arms, Lord Lyon King of Arms [for Scotland], and the splendidly named Bluemantle Pursuivant.

Garter is under the Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, Head of the Heralds' College. His office was founded in 1417 at a Chapter of the Order of the Garter of which he was then made an Officer, and from which his title is derived. As Chief Heraldic Officer of the Crown of England he has control over all Arms, and the right to grant new Arms is vested in him. At the Recognition [when the King is presented to the people] Garter King of Arms precedes the Great Officers of State.

Clarenceux and Norroy King of Arms are the two Provincial Kings of Arms in England subordinate to Garter. Their jurisdictions lie respectively south and north of the River Trent. Norroy is probably the older of them, dating back to the 14th century, and probably earlier. Before the creation of the office of Garter the Provincial Kings of Arms had sole authority of Arms within their provinces, but they now exercise that jurisdiction in conjunction with Garter.

Scotland does not possess a College of Heralds and Lord Lyon King of Arms is supreme. The office is of great antiquity. Lord Lyon played an important part at the Coronation of Robert II, King of Scots, in 1371. At previous Coronations the Lord Lyon has taken his place [together with the Ulster King of Arms and Scottish and Irish Heralds] in the procession on the arrival of the King and Queen at the abbey.

Bluemantle, who was prominent at the Proclamation of King Charles III, at St James's Palace, is also present on Coronation day. His name is derived from royal badges and emblems.

The Lord High Chancellor of England, who ranks immediately after the archbishops, takes part in the ceremony. This role falls to Brandon Lewis, the Justice Secretary. Traditionally he processes in the abbey attended by his Purse Bearer. Previous holders of the office have been peers, and a page carried his coronet. 

The Lord Chief Justice of England takes his place in the procession on the arrival of the King and Queen in Westminster Abbey.

Certain members of the Order of the Garter, though not all, are summoned to represent the body of Knights and Ladies Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. The Queen Consort is a Lady of the Garter. Similarly, some Knights or Ladies of the Order of the Thistle will be present. Knights who are commoners will wear the mantle of the order. Some members of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George, the Royal Victorian Order, and the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire will be invited to attend.

The Master of the Horse is the third of the Great Officers of His Majesty's Household, yielding precedence only to the Lord Chamberlain and the Lord Steward. He has charge of all matters relating to the King's stables, and maintains a large establishment in the Royal Mews, his chief officer being the Crown Equerry. He is responsible for ordering all State processions, in which he rides next behind the sovereign.

Officers of HM's Bodyguard of the Hon Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms - 'the nearest guard' were raised by King Henry VIII in 1509. The corps will be on duty in the abbey and form part of the King's procession.

Officers of the King's Bodyguard of Yeomen of the Guard, instituted by King Henry VII in 1485. They are always on duty at all state occassions, including the State Opening of Parliament and at Coronations, and State funerals.

The Gentlemen of the Royal Company of Archers will be present. King George IV gave them the additional title 'King's Body Guard for Scotland'. They are on duty when the Sovereign is present in Scotland, particularly in Edinburgh.

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, will process into the abbey in the procession of the King and Queen. Members of the Cabinet will be represented, and the Prime Minister, and former holders of that office. The Lord Speaker [an office not in existence in 1953], is expected to process as the representative of the House of Lords. It is not known whether Westminster Abbey will see a vast turn out of peers and peeresses who for hundreds of years attended upon the monarch at his crowning. The removal of the majority of the hereditary peers in 1999 may well have put an end to this practice, and the creation of life peers did not come about until some years after Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. Perhaps a selection of those hereditary peers now elected to the Lords will receive invitations. The Lord Great Chamberlain for King Charles's reign, Lord Carrington, will be present.

Ambassadors will be present in Westminster Abbey. Our ambassadors to foreign courts, and their representatives at the Court of St James.

Governors-General, Lord Lieutenants of counties, and the Lord Mayor of London will be there. The Mayor of London [an office which did not exist in previous reigns] will be in the abbey.

Others who, at past Coronations, were present include the City Marshall, the Elder Brothers of Trinity House, and the Military Knights of Windsor.

Traditionally the King has four Pages of Honour to carry His Majesty's train. This office can be traced back into early English history when youths of noble birth served an apprenticeship to duties of courtesy and chivalry in the Royal family, advancing in time to be squires and knights. In modern times the King's Pages of Honour have been selected from the sons of senior members of the King's household past and present. In days gone by on their retirement at 16, or whenever they grew too big for their state livery, they were entitled to apply for a King's Cadetship with a view to obtaining a Commission in the Regular Army.

The children of HM's Chapels Royal, as the choir boys are called, augment the Westminster Abbey choir at the service.

HM's Bargemaster and Watermen also process into the abbey. The Bargemaster and two Watermen conduct certain portions of the regalia [Crown Jewels] into Westminster.

Sir John Robert Mowbray, 6th and last Baronet 1932-2022

Sir John Robert Mowbray, 6th Baronet, died 15 September, 2022, aged 90.

He was born 1 March, 1932, son of Sir George Robert Mowbray, 5th Baronet (1899-1969), and his wife the former Diana Margaret Hughes (1905-96), daughter of Sir Robert Hughes, 12th Baronet, and succeeded to the baronetcy (created 1880), on his father's death, 9 November, 1969.

Sir John married 3 July, 1957, Lavinia Mary Hugonin [1936-2020], daughter of Lt-Col Francis Edgar Hugonin [1897-1967], and his wife the former Joan Mary Pennyman [1904-67], descended from the Heron-Maxwell baronets, by whom he had three daughters.

His wife died 31 December, 2020. The baronetcy now becomes extinct.


John Francis Bowes-Lyon 1942-2022

 John Francis Bowes-Lyon, who died 18 September, 2022, aged 80, was a scion of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and a third cousin of the King.

He was born 13 June, 1942, elder son of Major-General Sir Francis James Cecil Bowes-Lyon, KCVO, CB, OBE, MC & Bar [1917-1977], and his wife the former Mary de Trafford [1920-2007], who was an aunt of Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles, first husband of Her Majesty Queen Camilla.

John Bowes-Lyon was unmarried. He is survived by a brother Captain David Bowes-Lyon [born 21 July, 1947], married to the Princess Royal's Lady-in-Waiting, Elizabeth Harriet Colville [born 3 Dec, 1952], a goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II; and by a sister, Fiona Anne [born 3 July, 1944], wife of Joseph Henry Goodhart.

The funeral and Thanksgiving Service takes place at the Brompton Oratory, 18 Oct, 2022.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Jack Francis McPhee (born 2022)

 Laura Juliette McPhee (born 1988, née Crichton) wife of Andrew McPhee, gave birth to a son, Jack Francis, 30 Aug, 2022, at Brisbane, Australia, a brother for Charlie.

Andrew McPhee is the youngest son of the late Rev Jeffrey McPhee, and Mrs Marina McPhee, of New South Wales, Australia.

Laura McPhee is a scion of the Earls of Erne, daughter of Hugh Patrick George Crichton [born 9 Aug, 1949], and his wife the former Kerry Kyle-Little.

The 4th Earl of Erne > Col Hon Sir George Crichton > Patrick Henry Douglas Crichton > Hugh Patrick George Crichton >Laura Juliette Crichton > Jack Francis McPhee


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Countess of Dysart 1949-2022

 The Countess of Dysart, MBE, wife of the the 13th Earl of Dysart, died as the result of a motor accident, 16 September, 2022. She was 73.

The Countess, a Scottish Highland community figure was killed in a crash on the A9. She was driving an Audi A4 which collided with a coach at Slochd, near Aviemore, on 16 September, 2022. She died at the scene. Lady Dysart with her husband the earl built up the Rothiemurchus estate as a tourist attraction for its outdoor activities and wildlife conservation. Her family said she was a "life force who will be hugely missed". The Countess was also a board figure at Maggie's cancer charity and was awarded an MBE for services to NHS Scotland.

She was the former [Wendy] Philippa Chance, the only daughter of John Wybergh Chance, of Llanvapley Court, Monmouthshire, and married 8 May, 1971, the then John Peter Grant yr of Rothiemurchus [born 22 October, 1946], son of Lt-Colonel John Peter Grant, 15th of Rothiemurchus, MBE [1915-87], of the Lovat Scouts, and his wife the Lady Katherine Greaves [1918-2011], whose mother, Wenefryde, was in her own right, Countess of Dysart and Lady Huntingtower, created 1643, in the Peerage of Scotland.

Her husband's mother succeeded as 12th Countess of Dysart, in her own right, in December, 2003, and died 8 November, 2011.

The Countess is survived by her husband and by a son, James, styled Lord Huntingtower [born 14 Sept, 1977], and two daughters, Lady Louisa [born 9 June 1975], and Lady Alexandra [born 3 July 1985].


Our Monarchs from Accession to Coronation 1066-

 In modern times the Sovereign has chosen the date of his his/her Coronation after consulting the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In recent history the date chosen for the Westminster Abbey ceremony has been in late spring or summer. The Coronation of King George IV, took place on 19 July, 1821. Since then all Coronations have taken place in Spring or Summer months. George IV's successor, his brother, William IV, was crowned on 8 September, 1831. Queen Victoria, George V, and Elizabeth II were crowed in June, and Edward VII, whose Coronation was planned for June 1902, was crowned in August, due to a sudden illness.

In modern times the lapse of time between the accession of the monarch and the Coronation has been a year to 18-months. The late Queen ascended the throne on 6 February, 1952, and was crowned sixteen months later on 2 June, 1953. George VI, who succeeded to the throne on the abdication of his elder brother, Edward VIII, chose to be crowned on the date set for his brother's crowning, and was crowned, speedily for modern times, after 5 months.

Of our monarchs since William the Conqueror in 1066, only three were never crowned. The 'Boy King' Edward V, murdered in the Tower of London in 1485, Lady Jane Grey, executed in 1553, and Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne in December, 1936.

Monarchs in the Middle Ages were often crowned days or weeks after succeeding to the throne for obvious reasons. The anointing and crowning of the monarch was hurried through to lend him immediate credence and authority, in an age where the succession was not as secure as it is nowadays.

 William the Conqueror was crowned on Christmas Day 1066, weeks after usurping the Crown at the Battle of Hastings. King Stephen was crowned on Boxing Day 1135, three weeks after becoming King. Edward I, unusually, waited almost 2 years to be crowned from Nov 1272 to Aug 1274.

It is thought that the Duke of Norfolk, whose role as Earl Marshal it is to organise great state occasions, has a detailed plan for Charles III's coronation already in place. The Earl Marshal is reported to have had lengthy meetings with the Royal Household in the years since he succeeded as Duke of Norfolk in 2002.

A summer Coronation is surely being considered, and in the summer of 2023. I cannot imagine that the public will be asked to throng the streets and flood into London in their thousands during an autumn or winter month. I cannot see King Charles III, now 73, waiting for 18 months or two years go in State to Westminster Abbey for his crowning, which therefor gives the authorities a very short time period for fixing the date which will fall between late April and mid-September next year. Charles III's beloved grandfather, George VI, was crowned on 12 May, a Friday in 2023. The seventieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation, 2 June, is also a Friday. Queen Victoria was crowned on 28 June, 1838, and that date in 2023, is a Wednesday. 

The next Coronation will be the first where the Queen Consort is also crowned in almost a century. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were crowned in 1937. 

The Coronation date is always proclaimed with ceremony, and a Coronation Commission convened. In 1952 the commission opened in April, with the Duke of Edinburgh in the chair. Other committees were chaired by the then Duke of Norfolk. We await his Majesty's decision with anticipation. 

From Accession to Coronation:-

William the Conqueror - 14 Oct-25 Dec 1066

William II - 9 Sept 1087-26 Sept 1087

Henry I - 2 Aug 1100-6 Aug 1100

Stephen - 1 Dec 1135-26 Dec 1135

Henry II - 25 Oct 1154-19 Dec 1154

Richard 1 - 6 July 1189-3 Sept 1189

John - 6 Apr 1199-27 May 1199

Henry III - 19 Oct 1216-28 Oct 1216

Edward I -16 Nov 1272-19 Aug 1274

Edward II -7 July 1307 - 25 Feb 1308

Edward III - 25 Jan 1327-2 Feb 1327

Richard II -21 June 1377-16 July 1377

Henry IV -30 Sept 1399-13 Oct 1399

Henry V -20 March 1413-9 Apr 1413

Henry VI -31 Aug 1422-6 Nov 1429

Edward IV- 4 March 1461-28 June 1461

Edward V - 9 Apr 1483- not crowned

Richard III -26 June 1483 -6 July 1483

Henry VII - 22 Aug 1485-30 Oct 1485

Henry VIII -21 Apr 1509-24 June 1509

Edward VI - 28 Jan 1547-20 Feb 1547

Lady Jane Grey - not crowned

Mary I - 19 July 1553-1 Oct 1553

Elizabeth I - 17 Nov 1558-15 Jan 1559

James I - 24 March 1603-25 July 1603

Charles I -27 March 1625-2 Feb 1626

Charles II -8 May 1660-23 Apr 1661

James II - 6 Feb 1685-23 Apr 1685

William & Mary -13 Feb 1689-11 Apr 1689

Anne - 8 Mar 1702-23 Apr 1702

George I - 1 Aug 1714-20 Oct 1714

George II - 11 June 1727-11 Oct 1727

George III - 25 Oct 1760-22 Sept 1761

George IV - 29 Jan 1820-19 July 1821

William IV - 26 June 1830-8 Sept 1831

Victoria - 20 June 1837-28 June 1838

Edward VII - 22 Jan 1901-9 Aug 1902

George V - 6 May 1910-22 June 1911

Edward VIII - 20 Jan 1936 - not crowned

George VI - 11 Dec 1936-12 May 1937

Elizabeth II - 6 Feb 1952-2 June 1953

Charles III - 8 Sept 2022-

Max Alexander Christopher Kelly [born 2022]

Celia Anne Kelly [nee Pelly, born 16 July, 1990], wife of Thomas Alexander Noel Kelly [born 1990], and scion of the Pelly baronets, gave birth to a son, Max Alexander Christopher, 6 September, 2022, a brother for Cosmo John Benedict, who was born 22 February, 2021.

Celia is a daughter of John Marriott Pelly [born 23 Feb, 1953], of Battersea, London, and his wife the former Caroline Mary Griffith.

Thomas Kelly is the eldest son of Mr Benedict Bernard Noel d'Aremberg Kelly (b 3 July, 1960), of Nether Wallop, Hampshire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Eaglestone.

Thomas Kelly is a grandson of the Lady Mirabel Magdalen Kelly [1931-2008], nee Fitzalan Howard, who was a sister of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG [1915-2002], Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England, &c.


Mark Singleton Evans, MBE (c1934-2022)

 Mark Singleton Evans, MBE, died 14 September, 2022, aged 88.

He was a son of Arthur Singleton Evans, of Torquay, Devon, and married 15 Dec, 1962, Belinda Jane Cayley [born 6 Aug, 1940], fourth of the seven daughters of Maj Sir Kenelm Henry Ernest Cayley, 10th Baronet [1896-1967], & his wife the former Frances Elizabeth Edwyna Brewis [1908-1974], by whom he had issue, two sons, Nicolas [born 15 Dec 1963], and Alexander [born 10 March, 1970], and a daughter, Amanda [born 9 Jan 1966].


Barbara Anne Buxton [nee Lloyd] 1932-2022

 Barbara Anne Buxton [nee Lloyd], died 14 September, 2022, aged 90. She was born 2 June, 1932, daughter of Capt Cyril Gascoigne Lloyd [1887-1965], and his wife the former Violet Madge Preston, scion of the Preston baronets; and married 30 March, 1967, Andrew Edward Buxton [born 3 March, 1935], scion of the Buxton baronets, son of Maj. Desmond Gurney Buxton [1898-1987], and his wife the former Rachel Mary Morse [died 1994], and had issue, a son, Harry [born 23 Oct, 1972], and two daughters, Laura [born 31 May, 1968], and Nicola [born 1971].


Monday, September 19, 2022

Hamish Angus Kempsey Scott [born 2022]

  Annabel Rose Scott (born 1993, née Kempsey) wife of Angus Michael David Scott [born 1993], scion of that Scottish landed gentry family, of Glenaros, gave birth to a son, Hamish Angus Kempsey, 11 September, 2022.

Annabel is a daughter of Richard Kempsey and his wife the former Janet Edwards. Angus is the son and heir of Colum Basil Scott [born 1954], by his wife the former Sarah Louise Credland.