Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Peto/Deterding engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 November, 2021, between Roland Harry Morton [Roly] Peto [born 28 Oct, 1982], scion of the Peto baronets, son of Major William Gurth Peto [born 6 February, 1949], of Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire, and his late wife the former Alice Caroline [Carrie] Turner, & Isabella P. Deterding, daughter of Nicholas Charles Deterding [born 1959], of Field Dalling, Norfolk, and his wife the former Emma S. Dollar [born 1964].

Cdr Sir Henry Peto, 3rd Baronet > William Neill Peto > Maj William Gurth Peto > Roly Peto

FitzRoy/Fawkes engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 November, 2021, between Edwin Charles FitzRoy [born 1992], scion of the Dukes of Grafton, son of Michael Robert Charles FitzRoy [born 2 November, 1958], of Norton Subcourse, Norfolk, and his wife the former Cornelia Garnett, & Elizabeth Fawkes, daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Fawkes, of Old Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Charles FitzRoy, 10th Duke of Grafton > Lord Edward FitzRoy > Michael FitzRoy > Edwin FitzRoy


Dance/Wise engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 November, 2021, between Fergus James Dance [born 1993], son of Martin Dance, of Penryn, Cornwall, and his wife the former Dawn Watkiss, and Rosalind Elizabeth M. Wise [born 1993], eldest daughter of Nicholas Wise, of Dalry, Dumfries & Galloway, and his wife the former Nicolette Agnew [born 14 Apr, 1958], descended from the Welby-Everard family [the Welby Bts].


Monday, November 29, 2021

Charles John Gore 1932-2021

 Charles John Gore, who died 23 November, 2021, aged 89, was a scion of the Earls of Arran.

He was born 11 June, 1932, son of John Francis Gore, CVO, TD [1885-1983], the biographer of King George V, by his wife the former Lady Janet Helena Campbell [1899-1982], daughter of the 4th Earl Cawdor [1870-1914], &c. He married 10 June, 1961, Jean Fraser [born 1941], scion of that Scots landed family, daughter of Colonel Charles Fraser, CBE, TD [1903-63], and his wife the former Mary Charity Campbell-Preston [1906-87], by whom he had issue, two sons, Ian [born 1965], and John ]born 1961], and a daughter, Helena [born 1962].


Anthony Beville Vyvyan 1935-2021

 Anthony Beville Vyvyan, who died 26 November, 2021, aged 86, was a scion of the Vyvyan baronets, descended from the 7th Bt.

He was born 20 February, 1935, son of Lester Trefusis Vyvyan [1905-1952], and his wife the former Mary Clare Frances Leeming [who died 2009]; and married 23 Apr, 1960, Mary Winifred Quin-Harkin, daughter of Arthur Joseph Quin-Harkin, OBE, and his wife the former Mary Bede Cox, by whom he had issue, seven sons, Richard, Jonathan, Simon, Charles, Paul, James and Hugh, and one daughter, Katharine.


Sunday, November 28, 2021

Jean Cynthia Reilly [nee Gilbey] 1930-2021

Jean Cynthia Reilly [nee Gilbey], who died 25 November, 2021, aged 91, was a scion of the Gilbey baronets, descended from the father of the first baronet.

She was born in 1930, daughter of Hugh Lionel Gilbey [1891-1970], and his wife the former Phyllis Kathleen Maud Byas [1893-1973]; married London, 1952, Brian Thomas Reilly [1924-88], by whom she had five children, Nicola, Lesley, Dominic, Fiona and Anna.


Colonel Anthony Conrad [Tony] Uloth

  Colonel Anthony Conrad [Tony] Uloth, late the Royal Hussars, died 23 September, 2021, aged 92.

He was born in 1929, son of Gerald Uloth and his wife the former Barbara Crickmay; he married in 1954, Margaret Colquhoun, by whom he had issue, Anthony [born 1958], Shaun [born 1961],  Rupert [born 1964], and Anneli [born 1967].

His son, Rupert, married Lady Louisa Jane Guinness [born 20 Feb, 1967], a daughter of the 3rd Earl of Iveagh [1937-92].

He was grandfather of Rollo, Toby, George, Alice, Honor, Nonie, Rufus, Oscar and Fredrik.


Saturday, November 27, 2021

Russell/Scott engagement

 The engagement was announced 27 November, 2021, between Edward Simon Chick Russell [born 1993], son of Maj Jeremy A.N. Russell [born 1956], late the Royal Green Jackets, of Compton Valence, co Dorset, and his wife the former Theresa Nicola Chick [born 23 Nov, 1960], and Olivia V. [Lillie] Scott, daughter of Mr & Mrs David Scott, of Beckley, Oxfordshire.

Edward Russell is descended from the Innes baronets, of Balvenie.


Laing/Bentley engagement

 The engagement was announced 27 November, 2021, between Hector Grant Laing [born 1988], son of the Hon Mark Hector Laing [born 1951], of Dunphail, Moray, and his wife the former Susanna Anson Crawford, & Josephine Elizabeth Bentley [born 1993], daughter of David G. Bentley, of Midhurst, West Sussex, and his wife the former Jane Bull.

Hector Laing is a grandson of the life peer the Baron Laing of Dunphail [1923-2010], and his wife the former Marian Clare Laurie, scion of the Laurie baronets.


Arthur Henry Rupert Henniker-Major [born 2021]

Sophie L. Henniker-Major [nee Short], wife of George Richard Henniker-Major [born 1985], scion of the Barons Henniker, gave birth to a son, Arthur Henry Rupert, 23 November, 2021, a brother for Eliza Beatrice Mary, who was born 18 September, 2019.

George is a son of John Alexander Henniker-Major [born 1952], of Great Easton, Leicestershire, by his wife the former Mary Mathiesen.

Sophie Henniker-Major is the elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Short, of Woking.

7th Baron Henniker > Hon Richard Henniker-Major > John Henniker-Major > George Henniker-Major > Arthur Henniker-Major [b 2021]


Friday, November 26, 2021

Ian Bayley Curteis 1935-2021

 Ian Curteis, who died 24 November, 2021, aged 86, was a dramatist and tv director.

He was married three times. His first wife from 1964 was Joan Macdonald. His second wife from 1985 to 2001 was the novelist Joanna Trollope, CBE [born 9 December, 1943]. He married 2ndly, 20 October, 2001, as his third wife, and as her second husband, Deirdre, Baroness Grantley [born 13 Feb, 1935], widow of the 7th Baron Grantley [1923-1995], of Markenfield Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, and daughter of the 5th Earl of Listowel [1906-97], and the former Judith Marffy-Mantuana [1903-2003]. 

Ian Bayley Curteis was born in London on 1 May 1935, and began his career as an actor, joining Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop in the mid-1950s, and later working in this profession in regional theatres, and as a stage director or producer. His career in television began as a script reader for both the BBC and Granada Television. Curteis joined the staff of the BBC as a trainee director in 1964. The Projected Man (1966), which he directed, is his only cinema film. Around the same time Curteis directed an episode of the BBC2 anthology series, Out of the Unknown, William Trevor's "Walk's End". Both projects had a problematic production; Curteis has disputed the claims of the producers of both.

Switching to a career as a television dramatist from the late 1960s onwards, Curteis wrote for many series of the time, including The Onedin Line and Crown Court. Meanwhile, Curteis was writing television plays - he preferred the term over "drama documentaries" - with historical themes. Philby, Burgess and Maclean was commissioned by Granada, and broadcast in 1977. In autumn 1979 came Churchill and the Generals, Suez 1956, and the 8-part series Prince Regent, about George IV. Lost Empires, a television adaptation of J. B. Priestley's novel followed in 1986.

The Falklands Play, originally scheduled for production in 1985, was eventually broadcast in 2002. At the time production was cancelled, Curteis blamed a "liberal conspiracy" at the BBC. A BBC commission for a dramatisation of the Yalta Conference in 1945 was cancelled in 1995, Curteis alleged, because of his politically conservative presentation of events. A stage play, The Bargain (2007), dealing with a fictionalised account of the meeting between Robert Maxwell and Mother Teresa in 1988 was adapted for BBC Radio in 2016.


Lyra Celia Cookson [born 2021]

 The Hon Mary Henrietta Cookson [née Vestey, born 1988], wife of Edward Peter Cooksoon (born 1988), and scion of the Barons Vestey, gave birth to a daughter,  Lyra Celia, 18 November, 2021.

Mary Cookson is a daughter of the late 3rd Baron Vestey, GCVO (1941-2021), of Stowell Park, Gloucestershire, by his second wife the former Celia Elizabeth Knight (1949-2020).

Edward Cookson is a son of Robert Cookson, of Manor Farm, Upper Slaughter, by his wife the former Hon Angela Mary Martyn-Hemphill (born 26 January, 1953), daughter of the 5th Baron Hemphill [1928-2012].


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Isabel Charlotte Rose Quine 2003-2021

Isabel Charlotte Rose Quine, who died 11 November, 2021, aged 17, was a descendant of the Engleheart landed gentry family, and the Barons Clifford of Chudleigh.

She was born 20 November, 2003, daughter of Adrian Francis Quine [born 10 June, 1967], and his wife the former Madeleine Margaret Ranicar [born 28 September, 1962].

Sir John Engleheart >Henry Engleheart > Francis Engleheart > Penelope Engleheart > Adrian Quine > Isabel Quine.

6th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh > Hon Christina Clifford > Sir Frederick Weld > Cecily Weld > Filumena Mayne > Penelope Engleheart > Adrian Quine > Isabel Quine.


Procter Naylor, OBE 1937-2021

Procter Naylor, OBE, died 12 November, 2021, aged 84.

He was born in 1937, son of Frank Armitage Naylor [1903-52], of Leeds, West Yorkshire, and his wife the former Dorothy Elizabeth Mathers [1903-82]; married 23 September, 1966, Mary Letitia Salusbury-Trelawny [born 11 December, 1937], scion of the baronets of that name, daughter of James Reginald Dorrington Salusbury-Trelawny [1908-80], and his wife the former Muriel Mary Wrixon-Becher [1909-70], scion of the Wrixon-Becher baronets; by whom he had two sons, Edward [born 1969], and William [born 1977], and a daughter, Harriet [born 1967].

The funeral takes place at St Mary Magdalene, Bildeston, Suffolk, 29 November 2021.



Webb/Probert engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 November, 2021, between Guy A. Webb, son of Mr Anthony Webb, of Canterbury, Kent, and Mrs Sarah Webb, of Ticehurst, East Sussex, and Isobel Loveday Probert [born 1991], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Geoffrey Thomas Carwardine Probert, of Bures, Suffolk, and his wife the former Penelope Anne Bevan [born 2 March, 1955], scion of the Bevan landed gentry family, and descended from the Viscounts Molesworth.


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

[Mary P] Rosamunde Lyell [died 2021]

 [Mary P] Rosamunde Lyell died 16 November, 2021, aged 96. She was the widow of Malcolm Lyell [1922-2011], scion of that landed gentry family, of Kinnordy, co Forfar.

She was the former Mary P. Rosamunde Wilmer and married in 1949, Malcolm Charles Alastair Lyell [born 9 January 1922], the son of Angus Lyell, MC, a partner in the private banking house Child & Co. Malcolm’s great-great-uncle was Sir Charles Lyell [1st and last Bt],the Victorian geologist and mentor of Charles Darwin. 

Her husband, who was managing director of Holland & Holland for 25 years and became the doyen of the London gun trade, and died 18 January, 2011.

Rosamunde Lyell leaves two daughters, Caroline [born 1953], and Harmony Joanna [born 1956], wife of Charles William Heathcoat-Amory, scion of the baronets of that name.


Sir John Carden, 8th Baronet 1953-2021

Sir John Carden, 8th Baronet, died at Chichester, Sussex, 12 November, 2021. He was 67.

John Craven Carden was born 17 November, 1953, son of Derrick Charles Carden, CMG [1921-2006], and his wife the former Elizabeth Anne Russell [1924-99]; married in 1983, Celia Jane Cameron Howitt [born 1952], daughter of Angus Cameron Howitt [1922-2001] amd his wife the former Sylvia Mildred R. Venables [1925-99], by whom he has a son, Patrick.

He succeeded to the baronetcy [of Templemore, co Tipperary, created in 1787], on the desth of his kinsman, the 7th baronet, 4 April, 2008.

He is succeeded by his son, Patrick John Cameron Carden [born 7 March, 1988].


Philippa Barder [née Verey] 1940-2021

 Philippa Barder, who died 20 November, 2021, aged 81, was a scion of the Verey landed gentry family.

Philippa Verey was born in 1940, daughter of Colonel Henry Philip Verey, TD [1909-84], and his wife the former Joan Audrey Potter [1914-87]; married 1962, Richard Charles Romilly Barder, by whom she had two sons, Edward and Charles.


Colonel John Willian Henry Eustace 1938-2021

Colonel John William Henry Eustace, who died at Dublin, 18 November, 2021, aged 83, was a scion of that Irish landed gentry family; born 10 June, 1938, son of William Desmond Eustace [1912-1990], and his wife the former Grace Moira Alley; married 25 May, 1968, Penelope Mary Josephine [Penny] Gray [1946-2004], daughter of Capt Frederick Gray and his wife the former Josephine Clappen, by whom he had two sons, Andrew and Alexander, and two daughters, Sarah and Jessica.


Walter Nicholas Murray Lawrence 1935-2021

 Walter Nicholas Murray Lawrence,who died 15 November, 2021, aged 86. He was a scion of the Lawrence baronets; born 8 February, 1935, son of Capt [Henry Walter] Neville Lawrence [1891-1959], and his wife the former Sarah Schuyler Butler [1895-1947]; and married 29 Apr, 1961, Sally Louise O'Dwyer [1936-2008], by whom he had two daughters, Sarah [born 1962], and Catherine [born 1964].

Sir Walter Lawrence, 1st Baronet > Henry Lawrence > Murray Lawrence [1935-2021]


[John] Adrian Bailey 1930-2021

 [John] Adrian Bailey died 18 November, 2021. He was born in 1930 a son of Ronald Graham Bailey [1904-67] and his wife the former Annette Winifred Robertson; married 1stly, 21 July, 1954 [div 1965] the Lady Mary Baillie-Hamilton [born 13 January, 1934], one of the Queen's train bearers at the Coronation, 1953, daughter of the 12th Earl of Haddington [1894-1986], and his wife the former Sarah Cook [died 1995]; married 2ndly, 1978, Verity Elizabeth Raymond, daughter of N.J.B. Raymond, of Winslade Down House, Basingstoke, Hampshire; and married 3rdly, Sabina _______.

He leaves issue from his first marriage, sons, William [born 1957] and Philip [born 1959], and a daughter, Arabella [born 1955], wife since 1985 of the 3rd Viscount Chandos, and a son, Jonathan [born 1971], from his second marriage.

The funeral service takes place on 9 December 2021, at Chelsea Old Church.