Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Robert Alec Snow Irving of Bonshaw, Chief of the Name and Arms of Irving of Bonshaw [d 2021]

 _. Capt Robert Alec Snow Irving of Bonshaw, RN, Chief of the Name and Arms of Irving of Bonshaw, died 17 February, 2021. He was an Arabic linguist.

He was a son of Commander George Robert Irving Irving, RN [1895-1970], who inherited the Bonshaw estate, Kirtlebridge, near Gretna Green, in 1954, on the death of his kinsman, Capt Sir R.B. Irving, KB, OBE [1877-1954], who had a long and distinguished naval career, and had seen action at the Battle of Jutland [with the future King George VI], was chief officer on the Lusitania, and was later captain of the Queen Mary.

Capt Robert Alec Snow Irving married in 1956, Elisabeth Schubart, daughter of Hans Albrecht Schubart, by whom he had issue, three sons, Rupert [born 1958], Alexander [born 1961], and Mark [born in 1965].

By Interlocutor dated 25 August, 2014 the Lord Lyon King of Arms recognised Robert Alec Snow Irving of Bonshaw, as Chief of the Name and Arms of Irving of Bonshaw, an independent branch of the Clan Irvine, long established in the Borders at Bonshaw.

Bonshaw Tower, the family estate has now passed from Robert Irving's branch of the Irving Clan to a distant kinsman.


Monday, March 01, 2021

Dr John Warwick Mills [died 2021]

 _. Dr John Warwick Mills died 18 February, 2021, aged 85. He married 1981, Jennifer Jean Mary Gascoyne-Cecil [born 7 Oct, 1947], scion of the Marquesses of Salisbury, daughter of Anthony Robert Gascoyne-Cecil [1921-98], and his first wife, the former Mary Hood Simpson [1922-2004], by whom he had issue, a son, George Frederick Cecil [born 1986], and a daughter, Eleanor Mary Cecil [born 1984].

3rd Marquess of Salisbury [Prime Minister] 1830-1903-->Rt Rev Lord Rupert Cecil [1863-1936]-->Victor Gascoyne-Cecil [1891-1977]-->Anthony Gascoyne-Cecil [1921-98]-->Jennifer Gascoyne-Cecil [b 1947]


Rees Martin [died 2021]

_. Rees Martin died 21 February, 2021, the son of Leslie Martin, of Napier, New Zealand; married 25 July, 1981, as her second husban, the Hon Penelope Christina Plowden [born 29 Oct, 1941], daughter of the life peer, the Baron Plowden [1907-2001], by his wife the former Bridget Horatia Richmond [1910-2000], a granddaughter maternally of Sir Thomas Bell, 2nd Baronet [1844-1931]; by whom he had a son, Henry Martin [Harry], born 1984.


Clover Scott 1940-2021

_. Clover Scott [nee Noakes], who died 19 February, 2021, was the widow of David Eldon Scott [1939-2015], scion of the Earls of Eldon.

She was a daughter of Sidney Henry Noakes [1905-93], of Hove, East Sussex, and his wife the former Marjorie Helen Connery [1907-77]; married 12 March, 1966, David Eldon Scott, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Eldon Scott [1907-67], and his wife the former Daphne Olive Josephine Hancock [1914-85]. by whom she had two sons, Rupert Eldon Scott [born 1967], and Henry Eldon Scott [b 1969]. She was widowed 16 June, 2015.

3rd Earl of Eldon [1845-1926]-->Hon Osmund Scott [1876-1948]-->Harold Scott [1907-67]-->David Scott [1939-2015]



Baron Timothy William de Paravicini 1945-2020

 _. Baron Timothy de Paravicini, who died 17 December, 2020, in Japan, aged 75, was an English electronics engineer and designer, audio designer and master of the sound system, and the founder of EAR Yoshino.

He designed equipment that was used by Ringo Starr, Pink Floyd, and Kate Bush, and was the designer of many of the world’s best studios.

He was born 25 October, 1945, and married in 1979, Olivia Hiroko Yoshino.

Some saw de Paravicini as an eccentric audio maverick, always outspoken and sometimes outrageous. On one occasion he was asked by a fellow exhibitor at a hi-fi show to turn the volume down, but instead turned it up. He was known to throw potential customers out of his demonstration room if they asked stupid questions.

In the mid-1970s he set up Esoteric Audio Research (EAR). Its first product was a 100-watt valve monoblock power amplifier (the EAR 509) for professional recording studios that is still produced at the company’s plant in Cambridgeshire.

Timothy de Paravicini was born 25 October, 1945, in rural Nigeria, where his father was a geologist in the mining industry; his mother loved to play classical music, although her son preferred rock’n’roll.

He claimed to be part English and part descended from Italian aristocracy, citing one of his ancestors as Agostino Pallavicini (1577-1649), Doge of Genoa and ambassador to Pope Gregory XV, whose portrait by Anthony Van Dyck is in the Getty Museum.

He was brought to England by his mother for schooling in “a horrible place” called Stevenage, where he played drums in local bands. One of his school mates was Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep, who died a month before him.

By the age of 13 he was building radios and modifying sound systems, constantly seeking to improve their performance. Unable to afford the parts, he visited scrapyards and stripped them from discarded radios and televisions.

He studied electrical engineering at a local technical college and worked as a customer engineer for computer companies, but at age 21 left for Johannesburg where the pay was better and the climate warmer. Television was not introduced in South Africa until the 1970s, which meant that hi-fi was a popular medium.

Gangling and sporting a wispy beard, Tim de Paravicini had a larger-than-life personality, attacking any problem with vigour, including lawnmower repairs. For relaxation he drove rally cars, but when driving on normal roads was known to forget the convention of keeping all four wheels on the tarmac. He towered above Oliva, who survives him with a son and a daughter.



Isabella Anne John [born 2021]

 _.  Kate Louise John [nee Wake-Walker, b 1982], wife of Alexander T. John, and scion of the Walker baronets (Bt, cr 1866, of Oakley House), gave birth to a daughter, Isabella Anne, 18 February, 2021, a sister for Henry (Harry) Richard Thomas, who was born 11 March, 2015, and for Francesca Rose [Chessie], who was born 31 March, 2017.

The couple married 11 May, 2013. Alexander T. John is the son of Mr & Mrs Trevor John, of Bath, and Kate, a second cousin of the Duke of Cambridge  &  the Duke of Sussex, via her descent from the Earls Spencer, is a daughter of Richard Anthony Wake-Walker (b 25 July, 1951), of London, by his wife the former Sharon Pamela Little.


Saturday, February 27, 2021

Alison Victoria Remnant 1947-2021

  _.Alison Victoria Remnant [nee Gallop], who died 22 February, 2021, aged 73, was the wife of Giles Remnant, scion of the Remnant barons.

She was born Alison Victoria Gallop in 1947, daughter of Lieutenant-Col Reginald Gallop, of Leatherhead, Surrey, and his wife the former Thora Waterhouse [1909-89], & married in 1974, Giles Jasper Remnant [born 1945], by whom she had issue, two sons, Charlie, and Alistair [1978-98].


Stewart/Lloyd-Jones engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 27 February, 2021, between Capt Thomas Stewart, The Life Guards, son of Mr & Mrs James Stewart, of Melchbourne, Bedfordshire, & Celia Miranda Charlotte Lloyd-Jones [born 1992], daughter of John Ramsay [Jock] Lloyd-Jones [born 23 March, 1954], of Dullingham, Cambridgeshire, and his wife the former Henrietta Cicely Pickthorn [born 10 Apr, 1959], scion of the Pickthorn baronets.

Lt-Col Sir George Maitland, 7th Bt [1882-1960]-->Helen Maitland [1923-2014]-->John Lloyd-Jones [b 1954]-->Celia Lloyd-Jones [b 1992


Sir Kenneth Pickthorn, 1st Bt [1892-1975]-->Henry Pickthorn [b 1928]-->Henrietta Pickthorn [b 1959]-->Celia Lloyd-Jones [b 1992]


Marina Linda Lavallin Puxley [born 2021]

 _. Nicola Laura Puxley [nee Nenadich, born 1990], wife of [Edward] William Lavallin Puxley, of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Marina Linda Lavallin, 17 February, 2021.

Nicola is daughter of Nicklas Price Nenedich [born 1956], of Yarkhill, Herefordshire, and Linda Caldicott.

William Puxley is the son of James Henry Lavallin Puxley [born 1948], a descendant of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres, and his wife the former Deborah Anne Ferguson [born 1957].

The 25th Earl of Crawford [1812-80]-->Lady Alice Lindsay [d 1915]-->Sybil Archer Houblon [1881-1970]-->Aline Wilson [1923-2012]-->James Puxley [b 1948]-->William Puxley-->Marina Puxley [b 2021]


Dawn Monica Anne Lambert [died 2021]

 _. Dawn Monica Anne Lambert died 18 February, 2021. She was 83.

The former Dawn Janson, she was a daughter of Guy Janson, of Fair Hall, Southover, Lewes, Sussex, and married firstly, 11 July, 1958 [div], the Hon Cecil Antony Sylvester Grimston [1927-2003], second son of the 1st Baron Grmston of Westbury [1897-1979], and his wife the former Sybil Rose Neumann [who died 1977]; she married 2ndly, Oct 1995, Peter J Lambert [who died Oct 2020].

Mrs Lambert leaves two sons from her first marriage, Guy and John.


Hon Jennifer Lowther 1932-2021

 _. The Hon Mrs Jennifer Lowther, who died in Lincoln, 23 February, 2021, aged 88, was a scion of the Viscounts Ullswater, and a former Countess of Lonsdale.

She was born Jennifer Lowther,  11 June, 1932, a daughter of Maj the Hon Christopher William Lowther, MP [1887-1935], and his second wife the former Dorothy Bromley Davenport [1899-1969], and was a granddaughter of the 1st Viscount Ullswater [1855-1949], who, as James Lowther, MP, was Speaker of the House of Commons, 1902-21, and ennobled on his retirement from the Commons.

Jennifer Lowther was raised to the rank of a Viscount's daughter, following her grandfather's death [her father, his heir, having predeased him].

She married firstly, 9 Sept, 1954 [divorced 1962], as his second wife, her cousin, James Hugh William Lowther, 7th Earl of Lonsdale [1922-2006], son of Anthony, Viscount Lowther [1896-1949], and his wife the former Muriel Frances Farrar [died 1968], scion of the Farrar baronets [ext]; she married 2ndly, 15 Dec, 1962 [div 1972], William Edward Clayfield [died 2010], son of Walter Clayfield; she married 3rdly, 29 March, 1976 [div 1980], the Rev. Oswald Dickin Carter [died 1986]; and married 4thly, in 1981, James Cornelius Sullivan.

She resumed her maiden name of Lowther in 1989.

The Hon Jennifer Lowther leaves one son from her first marriage, the Hon William Lowther [born 9 July, 1957], and two daughters, Lady Miranda Lowther [b 1 July, 1955], and Lady Caroline Lowther [b 11 March, 1959].



Alexander Edward Herbert [born 2021]

  _. Georgina Frances Colville [nee Shuker, born 1989], wife of Edward Timothy George Colville [born 30 December, 1988], scion of the Viscounts Colville of Culross, gave birth to a son, Alexander Edward Herbert, 22 February, 2021.

Georgina is a daughter of Martin R.F. Shuker, of Winkfield, Berkshire, and his wife the former Antonia Gray.

Edward is the son of James Richard Charles Colville [born 26 January, 1952], of Forthampton, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Mary Virginia Louise Horn [born 6 Apr, 1957].

Edward Colville is a great-grandson of the 8th Earl of Jersey [1873-1923].


Friday, February 26, 2021

Thomas Peter Lambert [1927-2021]

 _. Thomas Peter Lambert, late the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, died 19 February, 2021.He was 93.

He was born in 1927, son of Thomas Lambert and his wife the former Gwenith Shepherd; he married 1956, Davinia Margaret Walford [born London, 1934, died 16 Sept, 2019], daughter of Lt-Col. John Erskine Scott Walford, MBE [1899-1961], the England cricketer, and his wife the former Geraldyne Edith Mary Wilson [1905-73], scion of the landed gentry family of Wilson of Cliffe Hall, daughter of Lieut-Gen Sir Murrough Wilson, KBE [1875-1946]. He leaves issue, Nicholas, James, Edward and Emma.


Sienna Grace Elphinstone [born 2021]

 _. Isobel L. Elphinstone (nee Smith), wife of the Hon Angus John Elphinstone (b 1982), scion of the Lords Elphinstone (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1509/10), gave birth to a daughter, Sienna Grace, 23 February, 2021, a sister for Albie James, who was born 6 August, 2015, and for Edie Dree, who was born 11 September, 2018.

The Hon Angus Elphinstone is the second son of the late 18th Lord Elphinstone (1953-94), by his wife the former Willa Mary Gabriel Chetwode (b 1984) scion of the Barons Chetwode (cr UK 1945), now the Dowager Lady Elphinstone, of Tyninghame, East Lothian.

Isobel Elphinstone is the daughter of Mr Michael Smith, of Savannah, Georgia, USA, and Mrs Donald Gilbert, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

The infant's Strathmore descent:-

14th Earl of Strathmore [1855-1944]-->Lady Mary Bowes Lyon [1883-1961]-->Rev Hon Andrew Elphinstone [1918-75]-->18th Lord Elphinstone [1953-94]-->Hon Angus Elphinstone [b 1982]-->Sienna Elphinstone [b 2021]


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Hon Philippa Catherine Hulbert-Powell [nee St Aubyn] 1922-2021

 _. The Hon Philippa Catherine Hulbert-Powell, who died 15 February, 2021, aged 98, was a scion of the Barons St Levan.

She was born Philippa Catherine St Aubyn, 19 June, 1922, second daughter of Francis St Aubyn, the 3rd Baron St Levan [1895-1978], of St Michael's Mount, Penzance, Cornwall, and his wife the former Hon Clementina Gwendolen Nicolson [1896-1995], scion of the Barons Carnock.

Philippa was a niece of the writer, biographer, diarist the Hon Sir Harold Nicolson [1886-1968], and his wife the Hon Vita Sackville-West [1892-1962].

She married 20 July, 1948, Evelyn Charles Lacy Hulbert-Powell [who died 1985], head of the landed gentry family of that name, son of the Rev Canon Charles Lacy Hulbert-Powell [d 1959], and his wife the former Eva Catherine Hone [1875-1957], by whom she had issue, two sons, Charles [born 1952] and Francis [born 1961], and three daughters, Elizabeth [1950-2019], Veronica [b 1954] and Teresa [b 1956].


Wellesley/Lambert engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 25 February, 2021, between Capt Lord Frederick Charles Wellesley [born 30 September, 1992], of The Blues and Royals, second son of the 9th Duke of Wellington [born 19 Aug, 1945], of Stratfield Saye, Hampshire, and his wife the former [Princess] Antonia Elizabeth Brigid Luise von Preussen [born 28 Apr, 1955], and Capt Katherine Emma Lambert [born 25 July, 1992], Royal Engineers, the elder daughter Nicholas Thomas Lambert [born 3 Feb, 1957], descended from the Wilson of Cliffe landed family, and his wife the former, Fiona Burn.

Capt Lord Frederick Wellesley is a descendant of Queen Victoria:-

Queen Victoria [1819-1901]-->Victoria Princess Royal [1840-1901]-->Wilhelm II, German Emperor [1859-1941]-->Wilhelm Crown Prince of Germany [1882-1951]-->Friedrich Georg von Preussen [1911-66]-->Antonia von Preussen [b 1955-]-->Capt Lord Frederick Wellesley [b 1992]

Descent from the Guinness Earls of Iveagh:-

Rupert Guinness 2nd Earl of Iveagh [1874-1967]-->Lady Brigid Guinness [1920-95]-->Antonia von Preussen [b 1955]-->Capt Lord Frederick Wellesley [b 1992]

Capt Katherine Lambert is the granddaughter of Thomas Peter Lambert, who married 14 Apr, 1956, Davinia Margaret Walford [born 10 Oct, 1934, died 16 Sept, 2019], and a great granddaughter of Lt-Col John Erskine Scott Walford, MBE [1899-1961], the cricketer, and his wife the former Geraldyne Edith Mary Wilson [born 19 Dec, 1905- died July, 1973], scion of the landed family of Wilson of Cliffe Hall.

Katherine Lambert's royal ancestry:-

King Charles II = Barbara Villiers [later Palmer, Duchess of Cleveland], and had issue, 

[1]Charles Palmer [later FitzRoy], 1st Duke of Southampton & 2nd Duke of Cleveland [1662-1730], who married Anne Pulteney, and had issue 

[2] Lady Grace FitzRoy [1697-1763], who married Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, and had issue 

[3] Henry Vane, 2nd Earl of Darlington [1726-92], who married Margaret Lowther and had issue 

[4] William Vane, 1st Duke of Cleveland [1766-1842], who married Lady Katherine Powlett and had issue 

[5] Lady Augusta Vane [1796-1874], who married Mark Milbank MP, and had issue 

[6] Sir Frederick Milbank, 1st Bt [1820-98], who married Alexina Don, and had issue 

[7] Sir Powlett Milbank, 2nd Bt [1852-1918], who married Edith Green-Price, and had issue 

[8] Sybil Milbank [died 1930], married Lt-Col Sir Murrough Wilson, KBE, and had issue, 

[9] Geraldyne Wilson [1905-73], married John Walford [c1899-1961], and had issue 

[10] Davinia Walford [1934-2019], who married Thomas Peter Lambert [1927-2021], and had issue 

[11] Nicholas Lambert [b 1957], married Fiona Burn, and had issue, 

[12] Capt Katherine Emma Lambert [b 1992]

The bride-to-be is 12 generations in descent from King Charles II.



Ruaraidh Edward Macleod Robertson Hilleary 1926-2021

 _. Ruaraidh Edward Macleod Hilleary, died 16 February, 2021, at his home on the Isle of Skye.

He was born in 1926, son of Iain Frederick Robertson Hilleary [1903-74], of Tayinloan Lodge, Bernisdale, Isle of Skye, and his wife the former Ruby MacLeod; and married in 1952, [Asthore] Shhena Douglas Mackintosh [1928-2018], daughter of Charles Ernest Whistler Mackintosh [1903-74], and his wife the former Lady Jean Douglas-Hamilton [1904-87], daughter of the 13th Duke of Hamilton & Brandon [1862-1940], by whom he had issue, four children, Dhileas, Alasdair, Duncan and the late Iona. 


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Angela Mary More O'Ferrall [nee Mather-Jackson] 1925-2021

_. Angela Mary More O'Ferrall, who died 16 February, 2021, aged 95, was a scion of the Jackson baronets, and the mother of Lady Beaverbrook and Viscountess Allendale.

She was born in 1925, the eldest of the three daughters of Sir Anthony Henry Mather Mather-Jackson, 6th Baronet [1899-1983], and his wife the former Evelyn Mary Stephenson, daughter of Lt-Col Sir Henry Stephenson, 1st Baronet.

Her two younger sisters were Elizabeth, Viscountess Cowdray [died 23 Sept, 2011], wife of the 3rd Viscount Cowday; and Sarah Morriss [died 21 Sept, 2018].

Angela married 1 February, 1947, Francis Ambrose [Frankie] More O'Ferrall [1904-76], scion of that Irish landed gentry family, of Balyna, son of Dominic More O'Ferrall, of Kildangan, County Kildare, by whom she had issue, three daughters, [1] Susan Angela [born 10 Jan 1948], wife since 1974 of the 3rd Baron Beaverbrook; [2] Theresa Mary Magdalene [born 8 March, 1950], wife since 1975 of the 4th Viscount Allendale; and [3] Emma Rose [born 1 Apr 1956].


Lady Aitken 1926-2021

 _. Lady Aitken, who died 18 February, 2021, aged 94, was the third wife, and widow of the Hon Sir Max Aitken, Bt, Chairman of Beaverbrook Newspapers.

Lady Aitken was Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick 1982-92 [Hon LLD], since when Chancellor Emeritus, and was Chairman of the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.

She was born Violet de Trafford, 17 June, 1926, the third daughter of Sir Humphrey de Trafford, 4th Baronet [1891-1971], and his wife the former Hon Cynthia Hilda Evelyn Cadogan [1896-1966], scion of the Earls Cadogan, daughter of Henry Cadogan, styled Viscount Chelsea [1868-1908].

Violet's eldest sister Ann [1918-87], was wife of Derek Parker Bowles, and mother of Brig Andrew Parker Bowles, first husband of the Duchess of Cornwall; another sister,  Mary [1920-2007], married Major-General Sir Francis James Bowes-Lyon, KCVO, cousin of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother; and her younger sister, Catherine [born 1928], married the racehorse trainer, Fulke Walwyn.

Violet de Trafford married 1 January, 1951, the Hon [John William] Maxwell Aitken, DFC, DSO [1910-85], the son and heir of the newspaper magnate and politician, William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook [1879-1964]. 

Her husband succeeded his father, 9 June, 1964, as 2nd Baron Beaverbrook and 2nd Baronet, but disclaimed the peerage of life, 12 June, 1964, under the Terms of the 1963 Peerage Act. The baronetcy could not be disclaimed and so Max Aitken was thereafter known as Sir Max Aitken, 2nd Baronet.

Sir Max Aitken, Bt was Chairman of Beaverbrook Newspapers 1968-77, and Life President of the company 1977-85, and was Tory MP for Holborn 1945-50. He died 30 April, 1985.

Lady Aitken leaves a son, Maxwell, born 29 Dec, 1951, who succeeded his father in 1985 as the 3rd Baron Beaverbrook, and a daughter, the Hon Laura Aitken, who was born 18 Nov, 1953.


Ralph and Basil Strutt [born 2021]

 _. Emily [Milly] Strutt [nee Muir Beddall], wife of Julian Rupert Strutt (born 16 July, 1983), scion of the Barons Belper, gave birth to twin sons, Ralph Muir and Basil Richard, 4 February, 2021.

Julian Strutt is the son of Jeremy Bevil Strutt (b 5 January, 1954), of Tutts Clump, Berkshire, by his wife the former Petrina Smith.

Milly Strutt is a daughter of Mr Richard Muir Beddall, of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, and Mrs Joanna Muir Beddall, of Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Algernon Strutt, 3rd Baron Belper [1883-1956]-->Hon Desmond Strutt [1926-93]-->Jeremy Strutt [b 1954]-->Julian Strutt [b 1983].


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Brian Sadler Leigh Trafford 1931-2021

 _. Brian Sadler Leigh Trafford, who died 21 February, 2021, aged 89, was descended from the Leigh family of West Hall and Tarleton.

He was born in 1931, son of Cecil Leigh Trafford [1900-63], and his wife the former Barbara Edith Mary Hogg [who d. 1981]; and married 1951, the Hon Audrey Evelyn Taylor [1932-2017], daughter of the life peer the Baron Taylor of Hadfield [1905-95], and his first wife the former Evelyn Woodrow, by whom he had issue, two sons, John [1960-85], and David [born 1962], and two daughters, Judy [born 1952], now Lady Scott, wife of Sir James Jervoise Scott, 3rd Baronet, & Diana [born 1954], now the Countess of Minto, wife of the 7th Earl of Minto [b 1 December, 1953].


Freeland/Furness engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 23 February, 2021, between Major Henry Otto Freeland [born 1989], The Queen's Royal Hussars, son of Julian Richard Freeland, of Combe, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Caroline Mary Webster, and Virginia E.M. Furness [born 1987], scion of the Furness baronets, daughter of John Wilson Furness [born 7 Oct, 1952], of Kirby Knowle, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Grania Patricia Jane Booth [born 11 March, 1956].

Virginia Furness is a great-granddaughter of Sir Stephen Furness, 1st Baronet [1872-1914], sometime MP for Hartlepool, Chairman of Furness Withy & Co.

Virginia's maternally grandmother is Meryl Guinness, of the banking arm of the brewing dynasty.

Major Freeland's mother, Caroline, married firstly, in 1975, Christopher Thomas Charlton Meyrick [1946-79], scion of the Meyrick baronets. She married Julian Freeland in 1985.


Vere Evelyn Michael Balfour [born 2021]

 _. Serena Rose Delap Balfour [nee Foyle, born 1986], wife of Daniel James Balfour [born Nov 1985], scion of the Balfours of Balgonie, gave birth to a son, Vere Evelyn Michael, 25 January, 2021, a brother for Arthur George, born 5 Aug, 2017, and for Ludovic.

Serena Balfour is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Anthony Foyle, of Earlston, Berwickshire, whose family founded the world's largest bookshop, Foyle's, in London's Charing Cross Road. Serena made a career setting music to firework displays. The Balfours married in 2013.

Daniel Balfour is the elder son of William Arthur Balfour [born 1955], of Kelso, Roxbughshire, who inherited the Balgonie and Newton Don estates in 2004, by his wife the former Caroline Kirstie Carr [born 1956]. 

The Balfours are kin of the Earls of Balfour.