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Friday, September 18, 2020

Former Labour MP Kate Hoey's life peerage gazetted ...

 _. The life peerage awarded to former Labour MP Kate Hoey has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Hoey, of Lylehill and Rathlin in the County of Antrim, 14 September, 2020.

Catharine Letitia Hoey, Baroness Hoey (born 21 June 1946) is a Northern Irish politician who served as the Labour Member of Parliament for Vauxhall from 1989 until 2019 when she did not stand for re-election and publicly supported Boris Johnson's Conservative Party and the DUP.

She was elevated to the House of Lords in July 2020 by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.


Claire Fox's life peerage gazetted ...

 _. The life peerage awarded recently to Claire Fox has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Fox of Buckley, of Buckley in the County of Flintshire, 14 September, 2020.

Claire Regina Fox, Baroness Fox of Buckley (born 5 June 1960) is a British writer and politician who served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the North West England constituency from 2019 to 2020. She is the director and founder of the Institute of Ideas think tank.

Raised in Flintshire, Wales, Fox attended St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School. After graduating from the University of Warwick and gaining a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, she worked as a mental health social worker and an English Language and Literature lecturer at Thurrock Technical College and West Herts College.

A lifelong Eurosceptic, she was previously a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party but later began identifying as a libertarian. She became a registered supporter of the Brexit Party shortly after its formation and successfully ran on its behalf in the 2019 European Parliament election. She was nominated for a peerage in July 2020 despite past opposition to the authority of the House of Lords.


Lieutenant-Colonel Adrian John Conway Seymour 1918-2020

 _. Lieutenant-Colonel Adrian John Conway Seymour, scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, died 12 September, 2020, at the age of 102.

Seymour was Col. Scots Guards [retired]; Lieutenant-Colonel commanding Scots Guards 1962-64. He served in the Second World War and was mentioned in Despatches.

He was born 11 June, 1918, son of Major Conway Hugh Seymour, MC [1886-1931], Scots Guards, by his wife the former Kathleen Butler [died 1950].

He was a grandson of the Rev Lord Victor Alexander Seymour [1859-1935], a godson of Queen Victoria, and a great-grandson of the 5th Marquess of Hertford [1812-84].

Adrian Seymour married 14 February, 1953, Elizabeth Ann Herbert [1927-2005], daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir Edwin Otway Herbert, KBE, CB, DSO, by his wife the former Muriel Barlow, by whom he had issue, two daughters, Virginia [born 1955], and Angela [1957-79].


Macdonald Buchanan/Thring engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 18 September, 2020, between James Iain Harry Macdonald Buchanan [born 4 February, 1963], second son of the late [Alexander] James Macdonald Buchanan [1931-2017], by his wife the former Elizabeth Vivian Smith [1939-2020], scion of the Barons Bicester, & Arabella Caroline Thring [born 1969], scion of that landed gentry family, second daughter of the late John Gale Wake Thring [born 1943, d], by his wife the former Dianne Elizabeth Jones [died 2015].

James Macdonald Buchanan is a scion of the Buchanan whisky family, and a great-grandson of the 1st and last Baron Woolavington. His late mother was a granddaughter paternally of the 1st Baron Bicester, and a granddaughter maternally of the 6th Earl of Rosebery [1882-1974].

It is James Macdonald Buchanan's second marriage. In 1996 he married Julia Crossley, scion of the Barons Somerleyton, by whom he has two children.


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Twins for Princess Tatiana von Preussen

_. Princess Tatiana Brigid Honor von Preussen [born 1980], wife of Philip Alan Womack [born 1981], gave birth to twin girls, Xenia Alexandra Selina, and Amalia Maria Brigid, 29 August, 2020, a sister for Arthur Frederick Richard, who was born in 2015.

Princess Tatiana, is a scion of the Royal House of Prussia and descended from the last German Emperor Wilhelm II, and from Britain’s Queen Victoria.

Tatiana is a daughter of Prince [William] Andrew von Preussen [born 1947], by his wife the former Alexandra Blahova [1947-2019].

Philip Womack, writer & journalist is a son of Richard Womack, of Cranleigh, Surrey, by his wife the former Marie Obradovic.

Princess Tatiana is a great-granddaughter of the 2nd Earl of Iveagh [1874-1967], head of the Guinness brewing dynasty.


Mary Louise Phyllis Shirley 1931-2020

 _. Mary Louise Phyllis Shirley, who died 16 September, 2020, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls Ferrers.

She was born 4 October, 1931, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Evelyn Charles Shirley [1889-1956], by his wife the former Kathleen Mary Phyllis Cardew [died 1977], and was descended from the 1st Earl Ferrers [1650-1717]. Unmarried.

She was predeceased by a brother, Maj John Shirley [1922-2009], and leaves nephews, Philip and Hugh Shirley, and a niece, Emily, wife of the 3rd Baron Grimston of Westbury.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Harrison Lloyd Clarke [born 2020]

 _. Georgina Jane Clarke [née Crichton, born 1988], wife of Rex H. Clarke, and scion of the Earls of Erne, gave birth to a son, Harrison Lloyd, 6 September, 2020.

Rex Clarke is a son of Brian Clarke, of Brisbane, Australia, by his wife Wendy.

Georgina is a daughter of Hugh Patrick George Crichton [born 1949], by his wife the former Kerry Kyle-Little.


Baroness Carter, widow of life peer, dies aged 89

 _. The Baroness Carter, widow of life peer, Denis Victor Carter, the Baron Carter, PC, died at her home in Witshire, 6 September, 2020. She was 89. 

The former Teresa Mary Greengoe married Denis Carter in 1957. Her husband was created a life peer in 1987 [a Kinnock nomination as a 'working peer'], and served as Captain of the Hon Corps of Gentlemen at Arms [Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords] during the Blair Administration, 1997-2002, and was sworn of the Privy Council, in 1997.

Baroness Carter was widowed, 18 Dec, 2006. She was predeceased by both a son and a daughter.


Jeremy Peter Samuel Montagu 1927-2020

 _. Jeremy Peter Samuel Montagu, who died 11 September, 2020, aged 92, was a scion of the Barons Swaythling.

He was born 27 December, 1927, son of the Hon Ewen Edward Samuel Montagu [1901-1985], by his wife the former Iris Rachel Solomon [1903-1999]; married 29 July, 1955, Gwen Ellen Ingledew [1924-2003], daughter of Jack Ingledew [1888-1970], by his wife the former Elled Amelia Tickner [1898-1988], by whom he had a son, Simon [born 1959] and two daughters, Rachel [born 1956], and Sarah [born 1958].


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Granddaughter of the 6th Earl Cawdor engaged

 _. The engagement was announced 15 September, 2020, between Richard Thomas Hollingsworth [born 1991], son of [John] Christopher Hollingsworth [born 1955], of Wickhambrook, Suffolk, by his former wife the former Paula Margaret Wood [born 1958, now Mrs Mark Slater, of Coton, Cambridge], & Miss Storm Isobel Athill [born 1990], daughter of William Robert Charles Athill [born 1958], of Morston, Norfolk, and Lady Elizabeth [Liza] Campbell [born 1959], of London, daughter of the late 6th Earl Cawdor, Thane of Cawdor [1932-1993].



Monday, September 14, 2020

Frederick Thomas Benson Jowitt 1933-2020

 _. Frederick Thomas Benson Jowitt died 13 September, 2020. He was 86.

He was born in 1933 a son of William Thomas Benson Jowitt [1901-1941], by his wife the former Margaret Jean Law [1906-1992]. He married in 1963, Juliet Margaret Brackenbury [born 1940], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Lieutenant-Col Robert Henry Langton Brackenbury, OBE [1903-1979], by his wife the former Eleanor Trewlove Springman [1907-71], ny whom he had a son and a daughter.


Sheldrick/Abel Smith engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 14 September, 2020, between Mr W.T. [Tom] Sheldrick, elder son of Mr & Mrs David Sheldrick, of Sidmouth, Devon, and Jessica Karen Abel Smith [born 1977], member of that landed gentry family, daughter of Michael James Abel Smith [born 12 July, 1939, a grandson maternally of the 10th Earl of Southesk], of Daylesford, co Gloucester, by his wife the former Karen Moireach Aileen Malcolmson [born 1943], a member of that landed gentry family.

Jessica Abel Smith is a distant cousin of HM The Queen, who has Smith ancestry via the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


Saturday, September 12, 2020

Sir John McFarland, 3rd Baronet 1927-2020

_. Sir John McFarland, 3rd Baronet, former High Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant of County Londonderry, died there, 11 September, 2020. He was 92.

John Talbot McFarland was born 3 Oct, 1927, son of Sir Basil McFarland, 2nd Baronet [1898-1986], by his wife the former Annie Kathleen Henderson [died 1952], and succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 5 March, 1986.

He married 5 March, 1957, Mary Scott Watson, daughter of Dr William Scott Watson, by whom he had issue, two sons and two daughters. The baronetcy passes to his elder son, Anthony Basil Scott McFarland, who was born 29 Nov, 1959.

The funeral Service takes place at St Columbs Cathedral, Tuesday 15 September, 2020, followed by burial in Carrigans Parish Church Burial Ground.


Friday, September 11, 2020

Frank Field's peerage has been gazetted ....

 _. The life peerage awarded to former Labour MP Frank Field has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Field of Birkenhead, of Birkenhead in the County of Merseyside, 11 September, 2020.

Frank Ernest Field, Baron Field of Birkenhead DL (born 16 July 1942) is a British politician who is Leader of the Birkenhead Social Justice Party and was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birkenhead from 1979 to 2019, serving as a Labour Party MP until August 2018 and thereafter as an Independent, later forming the Birkenhead Social Justice party. From 1997 to 1998, Field served as the Minister of Welfare Reform in Tony Blair's government. Field resigned following differences with the Prime Minister, and as a backbencher soon became one of the Labour government's most vocal critics. He was elected Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee in June 2015, and following the 2017 general election was re-elected unopposed. In August 2018, he resigned the Labour whip citing anti-semitism in the party, and a "culture of intolerance, nastiness and intimidation" in parts of the party, including in his own constituency .Field lost a confidence vote in his constituency party a month before his resignation, after siding with the government in Brexit votes. His resignation of the whip also led to his departure from the wider membership of the Labour party, according to the Labour National Executive Committee, although Field disputes this.


Prem Sikka's life barony has been gazetted ....

_. The life peerage recently bestowed on Prem Nath Sikka, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Sikka, of Kingswood in Basildon in the County of Essex, 11 September, 2020.

 Prem Nath Sikka, Baron Sikka is a British accountant and academic. He holds the position of Professor of Accounting at the University of Sheffield, and is Emeritus Professor of Accounting at the University of Essex.Sikka qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1977. In 1982, he earned a master's degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. In 1991, he earned a PhD in Accounting from the University of Sheffield. In 1995 he earned a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from the Open University. In 1996, Sikka joined the faculty of the University of Essex, where he now holds the position of Emeritus Professor. In 2017, he joined the University of Sheffield as Professor of Accounting.


Ian Botham's peerage has been gazetted ...

_.The life peerage awarded to cricketer Ian Botham in Boris Johnson's Dissolution honours, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Botham, of Ravensworth in the County of North Yorkshire, 10 September, 2020.

Ian Terence Botham, Baron Botham OBE (born 24 November 1955) is an English cricket commentator, member of the House of Lords and a former cricketer who has been chairman of Durham County Cricket Club since 2017. Widely regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket history, Botham represented England in both Test and One-Day International cricket. He played most of his first-class cricket for Somerset, and also for Worcestershire, Durham and Queensland. He was an aggressive right-handed batsman and, as a right arm fast-medium bowler, was noted for his swing bowling. He generally fielded close to the wicket, predominantly in the slips. In Test cricket, Botham scored 14 centuries with a highest score of 208, and from 1986 to 1988, he held the world record for the most Test wickets until overtaken by fellow all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee. He took five wickets in an innings 27 times and 10 wickets in a match four times. In 1980, he became the second player in Test history to complete the "match double" of scoring 100 runs and taking 10 wickets in the same match.


Sir Mark Sedwill's life peerage gazetted ...

 _. The life peerage awarded to former Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill in Boris Johnson's Dissolution Honours list has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Sedwill, of Sherborne in the County of Dorset, 11 September, 2020.

Mark Philip Sedwill, Baron Sedwill KCMG FRGS (born 21 October 1964) is a British diplomat, public policy analyst and senior civil servant who served as Cabinet Secretary to Prime Ministers Theresa May and Boris Johnson and Head of the Civil Service from 2018 to 2020. He has also served as National Security Adviser since 2017. He was previously the United Kingdom's Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010 and the NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan in 2010. He was the Permanent Secretary at the Home Office from February 2013 to April 2017.


Vere Nicoll/Graham engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 11 September, 2020, between Hugh Alexander Vere Nicoll [born 1985], a member of that landed gentry family, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Alexander Vere Nicoll [born 1952], by his late wife the former Meriel Joanna Wormald [1955-2011], of that landed family, and Isabella Alice Graham [born 1993], daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir Andrew John Noble, CB, CBE, 5th Baronet [born 1956], by his wife the former Susan Mary Bridget O'Riordan.

Hugh's ancestor the Rev Richard Nicoll, Prebendary of Wells, and Chaplain-in-Ordinary to King George III, married in 1767, Vere Wykeham, descended from the Barons Saye & Sele.