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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, DL 1943-2020

_. Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, DL, late the 13th/18th Royal Lancers, who died 8 July, 2020, aged 76, was a scion of the Earls of Annandale & Hartfell.

His home was Glemham Hall, an Elizabethan stately home set in 300 acres of Suffolk countryside. The property came to him via his maternal family, the Cobbolds. He was a patron and former director of Ipswich Town Football Club.

He was born 27 December, 1943, as Philip Hope Johnstone, son of Major-General William August Ludwig Vernon Alexander Hope Johnstone [1914-93], by his wife the former Pamela Maud Cobbold [1920-1994], scion of that landed family, and a granddaughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.

He married firstly, 7 Dec 1968 [div 1984], Antonia Jay Hutton-Potts [born 9 January, 1948], daughter of Jack Hutton-Potts, of Mentmore, Buckinghamshire; married 2ndly, 21 Dec, 2002, Mrs Raewyn Margaret Hackett-Jones [1947-2016, nee Blanchfield].

He assumed by deed poll the surname of Hope-Cobbold in lieu of his patronymic, 1995. He leaves issue from his first marriage.

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Vereker/Bunkall engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 July, 2020, between Frederick James Herbert Medlicott Vereker [born 1990], scion of the Viscounts Gort, eldest son of Rupert David Peregrine Medlicott Vereker [born 1957], of London, and of the former Philippa Janet Stocks [now Mrs Philippa Vereker, of Lincolnshire, born 1960], & Clementine Sarah Bunkall [born 1989], daughter of Julian David Lawrence Bunkall [born 1951], of Dorset, by his wife the former Kristian V. Bonney.

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Gillian Muriel Elwes 1938-2020

_. Miss Gillian Muriel Elwes, who died 5 July, 2020, in Victoria, Australia, aged 82, was a scion of that landed family and a great-granddaughter of the 7th Duke of Richmond & Gordon.

She was born in 1938, at Aldershot, daughter of Maj. John Hargreaves Elwes, MC [1906-1943], of the Scots, Guards, by his wife the former Isabel Pamela Ivy Beckwith [b 1908], and a granddaughter of Lady Muriel Beatrice Gordon-Lennox [1884-1969], and a great-granddaughter of the 7th Duke of Richmond [1845-1928].

Gillian's brother, Sir Henry Elwes, KCVO [born 1935], was Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire. She was also a sister of Edward Elwes.

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Campbell-Lamerton/Colacicchi engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 July, 2020, between Rory Patrick Chichester Campbell-Lamerton [born 1989], eldest son of Capt Michael Patrick Campbell-Lamerton, of Bishop's Tawton, co Devon, by his wife the former Clare Caroline Maxse [born 3 August, 1960], a descendant of the Barons Berkeley and Barons Leconfield, & Lucy Anne I. Colacicchi [born 1990], younger daughter of William M. Colacicchi [born 1954], of Bringhurst, Leicestershire, by his wife the former Clare Elizabeth Vivienne Clutterbuck [born 1958], scion of that landed gentry family.

The bride-to-be is a younger sister of Cecilia Mary Elizabeth Fitzalan Howard, Countess of Arundel & Surrey [born 1988], wife of the Duke of Norfolk's heir. She is a granddaughter paternally of Count Paul Edward Colacicchi.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Moncreiffe/Campbell engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 July, 2020, between Ossian Peregrine Thomas Gerald Monceiffe of that Ilk, yr, [born 3 February, 1991], elder son of the Hon Peregrine David Euan Malcolm Moncreiffe of that Ilk [born 16 February, 1951], by his wife the former Miranda Mary Fox-Pitt [born 29 December, 1968], scion of that landed gentry family, & Yoyo Campbell, scion of that Scots landed gentry family, daughter of John Campbell of Kilberry [born 1952], by his wife the former Charmian Mary Broome.

Ossian Moncreiffe, of Easter Moncreiffe, Perthshire, is a grandson paternally of Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 11th Baronet, CVO [1919-1985], the genealogist, by his first wife, Diana Denyse Hay, Countess of Erroll [1926-1978], 23rd holder of the peerage in her own right.

Ossian's uncle is the current 24th Earl of Erroll.

Yoyo Campbell is a freelance makeup artist based in London and Edinburgh. She trained at the prestigious Glauca Rossi School of Makeup at which honed her artistry skills and enabled her to work with leading industry professionals. Yoyo specialises in fashion and beauty editorial but is also experienced in runway and brand look books.

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Fraser/Mountain engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 July, 2020, between Charles Torquhil de Montalt Fraser [born 2 Oct, 1960], descended fromm the Viscounts Molesworth, son of the late Maj Michael Quintin Fraser, and Mrs Fraser, of Craigantaggart House, Dunkeld, Perthshire, and Nathalie Frances Mountain [born 6 July, 1970], scion of the Mountain baronets, daughter of Nicholas Brian Edward Mountain [born 15 Feb, 1936], of Lower Lanham, Old Alresford, Hampshire, by his wife the former Penelope Shearme.

Charles Fraser, High Sheriff of West Sussex 2006-07, married firstly, in 1988, as her second husband, the Hon Lucy Pearson [born 11 Apr, 1954], daughter of the 3rd Viscount Cowdray [1910-1995].

Nathalie Mountain is a granddaughter of Sir Brian Mountain, 2nd Baronet [1899-1977].

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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Timothy David Rootes 1925-2020

_. Timothy David Rootes, who died 3 July, 2020, aged 95, was a scion of the Rootes family, head by the Barons Rootes.

He was born 26 May, 1925, son of Sir Reginald Claud Rootes [1896-1977], one of the pioneers of motoring in Britain Chairman of Rootes Motors, by his wife the former Ruth Joyce Bensted. Sir Reginald gained his knighthood for his work in World War II, when the Rootes brothers converted their plants to aircraft production. His brother William become a peer in 1959, as the Baron Rootes. In 1945‐46 Sir Reginald was president of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and, after his brother's death in 1964, he succeeded as chairman of the Rootes Group.

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Serena Mary Cecily Pattinson [born 2020]

_. Natasha Louise Pattinson [née Covernton, born 1973], wife of Nigel John Pattinson [born 1966], gave birth to a daughter, Serena Mary Cecily, 6 July, 2020, a sister for Rose Mary Elizabeth [born 2013], and for Edward John William [who was born 2015].

Nigel is a son of Derek Armstrong Pattinson [1918-1991], by his wife the former Eileen Veronica Harrison [1931-2000], and Natasha is a daughter of Colonel Patrick Covernton, of that landed gentry family, by his wife the former Ulrica Sarah Cave-Browne [born 1946], scion of the Cave-Browne-Cave baronets.

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Brookes/Galbraith engagement

_. The engagement was announced 8 July, 2020, between Aaron Andrew Brookes [born 1980], son of Andrew D. Brookes [born 1950], of Royal Leamington Spa, by his late wife the former Judith Christine Ward [1952-1994], & Selina M. Galbraith [born 1986], scion of the Barons Strathclyde, younger daughter of Brodie Thomas Paget Galbraith [born 1948], of Colerne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Fawziah Mohammad.

Selina Galbraith is a great-granddaughter of the 1st Baron Strathclyde [1891-1985].


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Finley/Everard engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 8 July, 2020, between Thomas Geoffrey [Tom] Finley [born 1989], son of Antony Richard Finley [born 1958], of Fulham, London, by his wife the former Amanda Virginia Watson [born 1956], scion of the Barons Manton, & Rosie L. Everard, daughter of Mr & Mrs Mark Everard, of Little Sampford, co Essex.

Tom Finley is a descendant of the 1st Baron Manton.

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Sunday, July 05, 2020

Anne, Viscountess Norwich 1929-2020

_. Anne, Viscountess Norwich, who died 4 July, 2020, aged 91, was the first wife of John Julius, 2nd Viscount Norwich, CVO [1929-2018].

She was born 5 January, 1929, eldest of the three daughters of the Hon Sir Bede Edmund Hugh Clifford, GCMG, CB, MVO [1890-1969], by his wife the former Alice Devin Gundry.

She married 5 Aug, 1952 [divorced 1985], the then Hon John Julius Cooper [born 15 Sept, 1929], the writer and broadcaster as John Julius Norwich, son and heir of the 1st Viscount Norwich, GCMG, DSO, PC [1890-1954], by his wife the former Lady Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Manners [1892-1986], popularly known as 'Lady Diana Cooper' the great beauty, often photographed by Beaton, &c. Lady Diana, officially a daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland, was actally daughter of Harry Cust.

Her husband succeeded his father, 1 January, 1954, as 2nd Viscount Norwich, and he died 1 June, 2018.

Anne Norwich leaves a son, Jason Charles Duff Bede Cooper, 3rd Viscount Norwich [born 27 Oct, 1959], and a daughter the Hon Artemis Clare Antonia Opportune Cooper, FRSL, writer, who was born 22 Apr, 1953, wife of Sir Antony Beevor, FRSL [born 14 Dec, 1946], the military historian.

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Oscar Louis Alexander Brown [born 2020]

_. Emily Christine Rose Brown [nee Colville, born 1986], wife of Tom W. Brown, and scion of the Barons Clydesmuir, gave birth to a son, Oscar Louis Alexander, 17 June, 2020, a brother for Rory Andrew William, who was born in 2017.

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].

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Alun-Jones/Woods engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 July, 2020, between Thomas William H. Alun-Jones [born 1991], eldest son of Jeremy Alun-Jones [born 1961], of Fishbourne, West Sussex, by his wife the former Deborah Harrison, and Iona Harriet Woods [born 1990], descended from the Walker and Heron-Maxwell baronets, younger daughter of the late Simon Salisbury Woods  [1956-91], by his wife the former Fiona Sarah Bevan [born 1957, now Mrs Christopher Carter, of Chold Okeford, Dorset].

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Gillian Brockbank [nee Findlay] 1930-2020

_. Gillian Brockbank [nee Findlay], who died 26 June, 2020, was a scion of the Findlay baronets.

She was born in 1930, the second daughter of Sir John Edmund Ritchie Findlay, 2nd Baronet [1902-79], by his first wife the former Margaret Jean Graham.

She married 12 Sept, 1953, Capt John Myles [Robin] Brockbank, MC [died 2006], late the 12th Lancers, only son of Colonel John Graham Brockbank, CBE, DSO, scion of that landed gentry family, by whom she had issue.

She leaves issue, [1] Henry John Findlay [born 1954], who married 1984, Serena Macdonald-Buchanan, scion of that landed family and descended from the Barons Woolavington [Ext], [2] Myles Robin [born 1958], [3] Anthony Lionel [born 1960], [5] Harriet Jane [born 1954], wife of Michael McCalmont, of that landed family, &c.


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Saturday, July 04, 2020

Rizzo/Dent engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 July, 2020, between Dominic G. Rizzo, son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Rizzo, of New Jersey, United States, and Iona Katherine Dent [born 1991], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Andrew Congreve Dent, of Oxfordshire, by his wife the Lady Rosanagh Elizabeth Angela Mary Taylour [born 20 January, 1961], daughter of the late 6th Marquis of Headfort [1932-2005], by his wife the Hon Elizabeth Angela Veronica Nall-Cain [1938-2017], daughter of the 2nd Baron Brocket [1904-67]. 

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Micklem/Godwin engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 July, 2020, between Henry James Micklem [born 21 Oct, 1993], yr son of Alexander David Robert Micklem [born 11 March, 1965], of Great Waltham, Essex, by his wife the former Jennifer Jane Healy, & Lauren O. Godwin, yst daughter of Mr & Mrs David Godwin, of Plazac, France.

Henry Micklem is a grandson of David Robert Micklem, who married 14 Apr, 1956, Sarah Caroline Georgiana Milburn [born 11 Apr, 1935], scion of the Milburn baronets, daughter of Archibald William Milburn [1887-1965], by his wife the former Eleanor Lilias Tufnell [1898-1983], scion of that landed gentry family.

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Oscar Francis Geoffrey Byng [born 2020]

_. Claire Byng, wife of Maximilian Rupert Stuart Byng [born 1989], gave birth to a son, Oscar Francis Geoffrey, 26 June, 2020.

Maximilian Byng is a son of Francis John Stuart Byng [b 19 Feb, 1956], by his wife the former Caroline Margaret Stevenson, and is a grandson of Leonard Harold Robert Byng [1920-74], by his wife the former Lady Mary Anne Stuart [born 23 June, 1926], daughter of the 18th Earl of Moray [1892-1943]/

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Thursday, July 02, 2020

[Alexander] David Evelyn Mure 1916-2020

_. [Alexander] David Evelyn Mure, who died 1 July, 2020, aged 103, was a scion of the landed family of Mure of Caldwell.

He was born 27 Dec, 1916, the only son of James George Dawson Mure [1883-1966], a descendant of the Earls of Portarlington, by his wife the former Muriel Decima Hone, CVO [died 29 January, 1965], Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.

He married 8 May, 1968, Bridget Alice [1931-2016], widow of Maj Peter Amyand Brenton Wickham [died 1967], late the Royal Horse Artillery, and daughter of Sir William Philip Colfox, 1st Baronet [1888-1966] by his wife the former Mary Frances Symes-Bullen [d 1973].

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Rendall/Barrow engagement

_. The engagement was announced 2 July, 2020, between Maximilian Vereker Rendall [born 1990], eldest son of Mr John Rendall, of Chelsea, by his wife the former Melanie S. Palmer, & Tallulah Lucy C. Barrow [born 1989], yst daughter of Mr James J. Barrow, of West Woodhay, Berkshire, by his wife the former Lucinda Anne [Lucy] Macfarlane, now of Notting Hill.

Tallulah [or Tallula?]'s mother, Lucy Macfarlane married James Barrow in 1979. The marriage ended in divorce. She married secondly, in 2008 [div 2018], as his third wife Robin Charles Smith-Ryland [born 19 Oct, 1953], scion of that landed family, and nephew of the 3rd Baron Cranworth [born 24 May, 1940].

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John David Vaughan Seth-Smith 1946-2020

_. John David Vaughan Seth-Smith, who died 1 July, 2020, aged 73, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born 7 Oct, 1946, son of Lt.-Cdr. David Keith Seth-Smith, RN.

He Married firstly, 8 June, 1968 [div. 1977], the Lady Jane Annabelle Howard [born 28 Feb, 1947], daughter of the 12th Earl of Carlisle [1923-94], of Naworth Castle, Brampton, Cumbria, by his wife the former Hon Ela Hilda Aline Beaumont [1925-2002].

He married secondly, in 1978 [Div ?], the Hon Moana Elizabeth Jean McGowan [born 30 May, 1948], daughter of the 2nd Baron McGowan [1906-86], by his wife the former Bessie Carmen Cory [1914-96].

Mr Seth-Smith leaves a daughter from his first marriage, Gemma Bridget Annabel Seth-Smith [born 1972], and two sons from his second marriage, Edward [born 1979], and William [born 1985].

He leaves a partner, Bernadette.

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Jonathan Sieff 1933-2020

_. Jonathan Sieff, who died 1 July, 2020, aged 86, was a descendant of Michael Marks [co-founder of Marks & Spencer].

Sieff was a motor racing driver, 1959 and 1960, World Sportscar Championship Team Lotus Engineering,  [1960 Le Mans 24 hrs], amd sometime owner of Cooper Cars, &c.

He was born 21 Dec, 1933, son of the Hon Michael David Sieff, CBE [1911-87], by his 1st wife the former Daphne Madge Kerin Michael [later wife of Sir Michael Hadow, KCMG], and was a grandson of Israel Moses Sieff, the life peer as Baron Sieff [1889-1972], by his wife the former Rebecca Doro Marks [died 1966], daughter of Michael Marks [1863-1907].

Jonathan Sieff married three times, firstly, 26 May, 1959 [div 1966], Nicole Moschietto; married 2ndly, 6 Apr, 1966 [div 19---], Angela Pringle, daughter of Brig. Douglas Pringle; married 3rdly, 1986, Candy Seymour-Smith, who survives him.

His first wife, Nicole, following her divorce, was a lover of Prince William of Gloucester, a cousin of the Queen, who was killed in a flying accident in 1972.

Jonathan Sieff leaves 2 sons from his first marriage, Mark [born 1959], and Patrick [born 1963], and a daughter from his second marriage, Rebecca Verassana Sieff [born 1967], who married 9 June, 2001, the Hon Simon Bartholemew Geoffrey Howard [b 26 Jan, 1956], of Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, third son of the Baron Howard of Henderskelfe [1920-84], by his wife the former Lady Cecilia Blanche Genevieve FitzRoy [1922-74], scion of the Dukes of Grafton.

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The Marquis of Headfort to marry Victoria Chapman

_. The engagement was announced 2 July, 2020, between [Thomas Michael Ronald] Christopher [Christo] Taylour, 7th Marquis of Headfort [born 10 February, 1959], of Swinbrook, Oxfordshire, son of the late 6th Marquis of Headfort [1932-2005], by his first wife the Hon Elizabeth Angela Veronica Rose Nall-Cain [1938-2017], daughter of the 2nd Baron Brocket [1904-67], & Ms Victoria Chapman, of Chelsea. The marriage will take place in the summer.

The Marquis succeeded his father, 21 Oct, 2005, as 7th Marquis [cr Peerage of Ireland, 1800], Earl of Bective [Peerage of Ireland], Viscount and Baron Headfort [both in the Peerage of Ireland], Baron Kenlis [in the Peerage of the UK], and a  Baronet.

It will be the Marquis of Headfort's second marriage. He married firstly 17 Oct, 1987, Susan Jane Vandervell, who died 6 July, 2008.

The Marquis is the father of two sons and two daughters from his first marriage.

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George Alfie Maguire [born 2020]

_. Isabella Maguire [nee Blackett, born 1986], wife of Daniel Maguire, and scion of the Blackett baronets, gave birth to a son, George Alfie, 1 July, 2020.

Daniel is a son of Mr & Mrs Stephen Maguire, of Inverleith, Edinburgh. Isabella is the middle daughter of Sir Hugh Francis Blackett, 12th Baronet [born 11 Feb, 1955], of Halton Castle, Corbridge, Northumberland, by his wife the former Anna M. Coldwell.

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Albert Miles Montgomery [born 2020]

_. Katharine Westenra [Kate] Montgomery [nee Miles, born 1985], wife of Lawrence M. Montgomery, gave birth to a son, Albert Miles, 23 June, 2020.

Lawrence is a son of Mr Gordon Montgomery, of Bristol, and Mrs Michelle Montgomery, of Notgrove, Gloucestershire.

Kate Montgomery is descended from the Barons Rossmore, daughter of Richard Christopher Miles [born 1955], of Jersey, Channel Islands, by his wife the former Sarah Dawson.

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