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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Baron Eden of Winton, PC 1925-2020

_. Lord Eden of Winton, PC, life peer, politician, died 23 May, 2020, He was 94.

Eden was the last surviving MP to have been elected before the 1955 General Election.

John Benedict Eden was born 15 September, 1925, son of Sir Timothy Calvert Eden, 8th & 6th Baronet [1893-1963], by his wife Patricia [who died 1990], daughter of Arthur Prendergast.

John was a nephew of Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG [1897-1977], Prime Minister 1955-57.

He succeeded his father in the baronetcies, [Bt, England 1672, and Bt GB, 1776] 13 May, 1963; married 1stly 28 Jan, 1958 [div 1974], Belinda Jane, daughter of Sir John Pascoe, by whom he had two sons and two daughters; married 2ndly, 8 Jan, 1977, Margaret Anne, Viscountess Strathallan, former wife of John Eric, Drummond, Viscount Strathallan [later 18th Earl of Perth], and daughter of Robert Gordon.

Career: Eden was Conservative MP for Bournemouth West, 1954-83; Member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Estimates 1962-64; Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party Defence Committee 1963-66; Opposition front bench Spokesman for Defence, 1964-66; Opposition front bench spokesman for Power, 1968-70; Minister of State, Ministry of Technology June-Oct 1970; Minister for Industry, Dept of Trade & Industry, 1970-72; Minister for Posts and Telecommunications, 1972-74; Chairman of the House of Commons Select Committee on European Legislation, 1976-79;  &c.

Sir John Eden was sworn of the Privy Council in 1972.

On leaving the Commons he was created a life peer taking the title Baron Eden of Winton, of Rushyford in the County of Durham, 1983.

The baronetcies now pass to his elder son, the Hon Robert Frederick Calvert Eden, who was born 30 April, 1964.


Friday, May 22, 2020

Jessica Rose Brook [nee Lubbock] 1937-2020

_. Jessica Rose [Jecca] Brook, who died 21 May, 2020, aged 82, was a scion of the Barons Avebury.

She was born 23 December, 1937, as Jessica Rose Lubbock, daughter of Lieutenant-Col. Michael Ronald Lubbock, MBE [1906-89], by his 1st wife the former Diana Beatrice Crawley [1908-76], scion of the Crawley-Boevey baronets.

She married 14 January, 1961, Air Vice-Marshal David Conway Grant Brook, CB, CBE [born 1935], son of Air Vice-Marshal William Arthur Darville Brook, CB, CBE [1901-1953], by his wife the former [Marjorie] Jean Grant [1910-2004], by whom she had issue, a son, Will, and daughter, Julie.


Thursday, May 21, 2020

William Ian Simpson 1951-2020

_. [William] Ian Simpson, who died 20 May, 2020, was a son of T.J.D. Simpson, of Highfield, North Berwick; married 1stly, 1977, Suzannah Mary Hensman [1953-2006], a granddaughter maternally of the 1st [and last] Baron Wakefield of Kendal [who d 1983]; married 2ndly, 2007, Angela Mary R. Fletcher. He leaves issue, Thomas [b 1981], and Victoria [b 1979].


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Baroness Inge 1935-2020

_. The Baroness Inge, who died 18 May, 2020, aged 84, was the wife of Field Marshal The Baron Inge, KG, GCB, PC, DL [born 5 Aug, 1935], former Chief of the General Staff and Constable of the Tower of London.

She was born at Leyburn in North Yorkshire, in 1935, as Letitia Marion Beryl Thornton-Berry, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Trevor Thornton-Berry, by his wife the former Sylvia Mary Talbot Whitehead, and married 26 Nov, 1960, the then Peter Anthony Inge, son of Raymond Albert Inge, by his wife the former Grace Maud Caroline du Rose.

Her husband was Chief of the General Staff 1992-94, created a life peer as Baron Inge, of Richmond in the County of North Yorkshire, 1997, and was appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in 2001.

Lady Inge is survived by her husband and leaves two daughters, Antonia and Verity.


Bache/Carew engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 May, 2020, between Alexander Bache, son of Scott and Tanya Morgan, of London, and Sophie Rose M. Carew [born 1992], daughter of Geoffrey Nicholas Carew [born 23 March, 1962], of Tiverton, Devon, by his wife the former Maxine [Max] Robson.

Sophie Carew is a scion of the Breitmeyer landed family. Her father was born Geoffrey Nicholas Breitmeyer, but in 1970 assumed the surname of Carew in lieu of his patronymic. Geoffrey is a son of Charles Louis Breitmeyer, MC [1926-1969], by his wife the former Nichola Carew [1930-2016], scion of the Carew baronets.


Monday, May 18, 2020

Lieutenant-Cdr Ronald Warre Graham-Clarke, RN 1928-2020

_. Lt-Cdr Ronald Warre Graham-Clarke, RN, who died 17 May, 2020, his 92nd birthday, was a scion of the Graham-Clarke landed family, son of Gerald Graham-Clarke [1873-1961], by his wife the former Albertha Mildred Miles [1893-1955], of the landed family of Miles, formerly of Kings Weston; married 1960, [Elizabeth] Anne Goodman, daughter of Major-General Walter Rutherford Goodman, CB, DSO, MC [1899-1976], by whom he had issue.


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Maj. Maurice Dudley Fitzmaurice 1933-2020

_. Major Maurice Dudley Fitzmaurice, late the Royal Irish Fusiliers, died 16 May, 2020. He was 87.

He was born 21 Apr, 1933, son of Lt-Col. James Gerald Fitzmaurice [1893-1940], by his wife the former Marguerite Sybil Charlotte Barnard.

He married 16 July, 1960, Patricia Loughnan, daughter of Harrie Michael Loughnan, by whom he had issue, a son Rupert [born 1964], and two daughters, Claire [1962-65] and Charlotte [b 1965].


Leila Rosemary Lyle [nee Agnew] 1928-2020

_. Leila Rosemary Lyle, who died 16 May, 2020, aged 91, was a scion of the Agnew baronets, born 8 June, 1928, daughter of Richard Leslie Agnew [1900-1987], by his 1st wife the former Leila May Courage [1905-84], scion of that landed family; she married 1stly, 18 Dec, 1948 [divorced 1959], Kenneth Malcolm Ritchie [1926-2016]; married 2ndly, 6 Dec, 1962, Robert John Lyle, son of Capt Robert Charles Lyle, MC; she leaves issue from both marriages.


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Bailey/Jenkins engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 May, 2020, between Hugo Edward Bailey [born 1989], son of Patrick Robin Bailey [1953-2007], by his wife the former Laura Larthe [born 1954, now Mrs Hugh Shuttleworth, of Cherrington, Gloucestershire], & Alice I. Jenkins, daughter of Mr & Mrs Nick Jenkins, of Llangollen, Denbighshire.

Hugo Bailey is a maternal grandson of Louis Philippe Larthe [1908-94], of Brimpsfield Park, Gloucester, by his wife the former Catherine Ralli [born 1924], scion of the Ralli baronets.


Remington-Hobbs/Philipps engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 May, 2020, between [Alexander] Charles Remington-Hobbs [born 1988], second son of Mr James Remington-Hobbs, by his former wife the former Lady Clare Charlotte Rosemary Finch-Knightley [born 1959], scion of the Earls of Aylesford, & Georgina Philipps, daughter of Mr Charles E.L. Philipps, and Mrs Fiona Philipps [nee Land].

Charles Remington-Hobbs is a grandson of the late 11th Earl of Aylesford [1918-2008].