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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Major William Wemyss [Willy] Ker [1924-2019]

_.Maj. William Wemyss [Willy] Ker, late the Royal Engineers, died 13 July, 2019. He was 94.

He was born in 1924 the son of Alan Wemyss Wellwood Ker [1889-1944], by his wife the former Ursula Howard Stafford [1888-1982] scion of the Staffords of Maine in the Irish landed gentry; married 1951, Veronica Hervey Scott [b 1930], daughter of Major Frank Pilkington Scott, RAF [1888-1974] by his wife the former Osyth Christina Frederica Hervey [1897-1987], scion of the Marquesses of Bristol. Maj Ker leaves two children, Alan and Sheila.

The funeral takes place at Taunton Crematorium, 8 August, 2019.

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Addyman/Brocklehurst engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 July, 2019, between Oscar Titus Waterhouse Addyman [born 1992], eldest son of Mr Thomas Addyman, of York, and Mrs Tania Arabella Addyman [nee Zvegintzov, born 1970], & Sarah Amy Brocklehurst, second daughter of Mr & Mrs Ken Brocklehurst, of Rhos-on-Sea, Wales.

Oscar Addyman is a grandson maternally of Ivan Dimitri Zvegintzov by his wife the former Elizabeth L. Caroline Watt, and a great-grandson of Brig Dimitri Zvegintzov, CBE [1911-84], by his wife the former Hon Rachel Kathleen Bailey [1914-92], scion of the Barons Glanusk.

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Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy 1933-2019

_. Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy, who died 16 July, 2019, at Aldeburgh, aged 86, was an author, biographer and social historian. He was a scion of the Earls of Cranbrook.

Born in 1933 a son of Surgeon-Commander the Hon Antony Gathorne-Hardy, by his wife the former Ruth Elizabeth Thorowgood, and was a grandson paternally of the 3rd Earl of Cranbrook.

He married Sabrina Viola Tennant [b 1943], scion of the Barons Glenconner, daughter of David Pax Tennant [1902-68], by his wife Virginia Penelope Parsons [1917-2003], later Marchioness of Bath, wife of the 6th Marquess.

He leaves a daughter, Jenny [born 1965], and son, Benjamin [born 1967].

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Betty Baroness Grantchester [1925-2019]

_. Betty Baroness Grantchester, who died 2 Feb, 2019, was the widow of the 2nd Baron Grantchester [1921-95].

Born Elizabeth Moores, 8 June, 1925, daughter of the billionaire businessman Sir John Moores [1896-1993], by his wife the former Ruby Knowles [1894-1965]; married 12 Apr, 1947, Kenneth Best Suenson-Taylor, who succeeded his father, 2 July, 1976, as the 2nd Baron Grantchester.

Lady Grantchester's son, Christopher, is 3rd Baron Grantchester.

A Memorial Service takes place at St Martins-in-the-Fields, 4 September, 2019.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Leitner/Meinertzhagen engagement

_.The engagement was announced 18 July, 2019, between Brett Steven Leitner, only son of Mr & Mrs Bradley Leitner, of Colorado, United States, & Alicia Kinvara Meinetrzhagen [born 1987], scion of that landed gentry family, youngest daughter of Peter Richard Meinertzhagen [1946-2012], by his wife the former Nicola [Nikki] Jane Phillips [born 1947.]

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Greenly/Hatchard engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 July, 2019 between Sam James Howorth Greenly [born 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, of Titley Court, son of Richard Anthony Howorth Greenly [born 1948], of Vernham Green, Hampshire, by his wife the former Belinda Audrey Lockett, & Sarah Elizabeth Hatchard [born 1988], daughter of John Rayner Hatchard [born 1953], of Milford on Sea, Hampshire, by his wife the former Diana K. McGill.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

William Fane de Salis 1939-2019

_. William Fane de Salis, who died 16 July, 2019, aged 80, was a scion of that landed family of Bourne House; born 1939 son of Group Capt Arthur Regester Fane de Salis [1911-2001] by his wife the former Nancy Mary Welch [1911-2001]; married 1963, Phyllida Jane Vavasour Durell [born 1942], daughter of Dudley Vavasour Durell [1906-98] by his wife the former Beryl Frances Joan Chaplin, by whom he had issue.


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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Colonel William Robert Hunter [Robin] Charley, OBE, JP, DL 1924-2019

_. Col. William Robert Hunter [Robin] Charley, OBE, JP, DL, late the Royal Ulster Rifles, who died at Belfast, 15 July, 2019, aged 95, was a member of that Irish landed gentry family.

He was born in 1924, son of Harold Richard Charley [1865-1956] by his wife the former Phyllis Hunter [1894-1988]; married 1960, Catherine Janet, daughter of William Sinclair Kingan, by whom he had three daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth and Jane.

The funeral is to take place at St Patrick's Church, Drumbeg, County Down, 25 July, 2019.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Astley Birtwistle/Fraser engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 July, 2019, between James N.V. Astley Birtwistle, second son of Mr & Mrs Pip Astley Birtwistle, of South Elmham, Suffolk, and Iona Violet Fraser [born 1991], second daughter of Mr Charles Torquil de Montalt Fraser, of London, by his former wife the former Hon Lucy Pearson [born 11 Apr, 1954], scion of the Viscounts Cowdray [now the Hon Mrs Lucy Beauchamp, of Fittleworth, West Sussex].

Iona Fraser is a granddaughter maternally of the 3rd Viscount Cowdray [1910-95].

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Hudson/Littleton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 July, 2019, between Toby V. Hudson, son of Mr Andrew Hudson, of Bedale, Yorkshire, by his former wife the former Georgina Ticey [now Lady Horlick, of Newbury, Berkshire], & Rosanna S. Littleton, daughter of Antony Robin Welhouse Westby Littleton [previously Perceval], of Hannington, Hampshire, by his wife the former Hon Aileen Mary Fitzherbert [born 29 March, 1953].

Toby Hudson is a step-son of Sir James Cunliffe William Horlick, 6th Baronet. His bride-to-be is a granddaughter maternally of the 14th Baron Stafford [1926-86].

Rosanna's father is a son of Robert Westby Perceval who married the Hon Joanna Ida Louisa Littleton, a daughter of the 5th Baron Hatherton [1900-69]/

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Arthur John Douglas Coxon 1927-2019

_. Arthur John Douglas Coxon, died 11 July, 2019. He was 92. Born 22 March, 1927, son of Cedric Mears Coxon, by his wife the former Isabella Douglas Clark, daughter of Sir John Maurice Clark, 2nd Baronet; married 1951 Pamela Ann Longman.

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Peter Allan Kirby Ottewell 1943-2019

_. Peter Allan Kirby Ottewell, late the Royal Highland Fusiliers, died 28 June, 2019. He was born in 1943, a son of Major Walter Kirby Ottewell [1918-2000] by his wife the former Agnes Mary Clark [1918-1986]; married firstly, 1967, Joanna M. Ratcliffe [b 1945]; married secondly, 1991, as her second husband, the Hon Angela Spring Rice [1950-2015], daughter of the 6th Baron Monteagle of Brandon [1926-2013], by his wife the former Anne Brownlow [b 1928].

He leaves three daughters, Annabel, Emily and Victoria, from his first marriage.

The funeral takes place at Portpatrick Parish Church, 15 July, 2019.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Phillimore/McBride engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 10 July, 219, between the Hon Julian Michael Claud Phillimore [born 3 Nov, 1981], scion of the Barons Phillimore [cr 1918], second son of the 5th Baron Phillimore [born 24 Nov, 1944], of London and Dorset, by his wife the former Nathalie Berthe Louisa Pequin, and Jessica B.C. McBride, daughter of Mr John Vincent McBride, of Turin, Italy, by his former wife Mrs Zoe M.L. Corbet McBride [b 1964], of Dartford, Kent.

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Iris Annabel Goldsmith 2004-2019

_. Iris Annabel Goldsmith, who was killed in a quad bike accident at her family's Somerset home, 8 July, 2019, was the 15 year-old daughter of Benjamin James Goldsmith [born 1980], by his wife the former Kate Emma Rothschild [born 1982].

Iris was a granddaughter paternally of the late Sir James Goldsmith by his wife the Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stuart, daughter of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry; and was a granddaughter maternally of the Hon Amschel Mayor James Rothschild [1955-96], scion of the Barons Rothschild, and his wife the former Anita Patience Guinness [now Mrs James Wigan].

Iris leaves siblings Frankie [born 2005], and Isaac [born 2008].

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