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Sunday, July 05, 2020

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].


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].


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.


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]. 


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.


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]/


Thursday, July 02, 2020

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].


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.


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.


Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Carr/Spooner engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1 July, 2020, betweem Alexander J. Carr, youngest son of Mr David Carr, of Scoulton, Norfolk, and Mrs Shirley Carr, of Norwich, & Elizabeth Sackville Spooner [born 1990], daughter of Richard Hamilton Spooner [born 1952], of Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Susan Elizabeth Ann Rowntree.

Elizabeth Spooner is a direct descendant of the 1st Viscount Boyne.


Roger Dossey Bramley 1946-2020

_. Roger Dossey Bramley, stockbroker, bon viveur, and territorial army stalwart, died 3 June, 2020, aged 74.

In the early 1980s, his was one of the best known faces in the country. But he was entirely unmoved by his fame – inadvertently achieved because a photo of him appeared on the cover of the Sloane Ranger Handbook, alongside that of the Princess of Wales. The book, anatomising the ‘Sloane’ upper middle classes, became a bestseller.

He was born 25 February, 1946, son of Richard Bramley, by his wife the former Joyce Dempster; and married 1988, Celestine Victoria Bridgeman [born 5 March, 1966], scion of the Earls of Bradford, descended from the 2nd Earl, daughter of Richard Lynedoch Orlando Bridgeman [1931-1982], by his wife the former Romayne Georgette Ord Capper [died 1985], by whom he had issue, a son, Edward Orlando, born 28 July, 1995, and a daughter, Cressida Romayne, born 1994.


Marlowe Paris Guinness [born 2020]

_. Hannah Rose Guinness [nee Weiland, born 1990], wife of Arthur Paris Guinness [born 1991], scion of the Barons Moyne, has given birth to a son, Marlowe Paris.

Arthur, who runs a Wiltshire cheese farm, is a son of the Hon Erskine Stuart Richard Guinness [born 1953], of Fosbury, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Louise Mary Elizabeth Dillon-Malone, and is a grandson of the 2nd Baron Moyne.

Hannah Guinness is a fashion designer, who founded Kate Moss’s favourite faux fur label, Shrimps.
She is a daughter of film director, Paul Weiland, OBE [born 1953], of Bradford on Avon, by his wife, the former Caroline Ames.


Colonel Patrick Thomas Salvin Bowlby 1931-2020

 _. Colonel Patrick Thomas Salvin Bowlby, who died 27 June, 2020, aged 88, was head of the landed gentry family of Culverthorpe Hall.

He was born 31 August, 1931, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Edward Salvin Bowlby, MC [1904-1983], by his first wife the former Joan Catherine Trotter [1903-58], scion of that landed gentry family, of Mortonhall.

He married 23 September, 1961, Sara Norina Marie Stewart-Clark [born 25 Apr, 1932], daughter of Sir Stewart Stewart-Clark, 2nd Baronet [1904-71], by his wife the former Jane Pamela Clarke [1903-1993], and by her had two sons, Anthony and Michael, and a daughter, Karina-Jane. The elder son, Anthony Adrian Francis Salvin Bowlby, born 18 July, 1962, succeeds as head of the family.


Hugo Cordle to wed Maddie Chesterton

_. The engagement was announced 1 July, 2020, between Hugo Andrew Cordle [born March, 1995], middle son of Rupert Alister Peter John Cordle [born 14 May, 1959], of London, by his wife the former Camilla Ann Wigram [born 3 Dec, 1966] [Mrs Camilla Cordle, of Newbury, Berkshire], and Madelaine Emily Chesterton [born 1986], eldest daughter of Christopher Chesterton, of South Newington, Oxfordshire, by his wife, the former Lita Calder.

Hugo Cordle is descended from the Barons Bethell. His grandfather, the late John Howard Cordle [1912-2004], sometime MP for Bournemouth East and Christchurch, married Venetia Maynard, descended from the Viscounts Powerscourt.

Hugo's aunt, the former Marina Cordle [born 6 May, 1960], is Viscountess Cowdray, wife of the 4th Viscount [born 17 June, 1944].

Maddie Chesterton, is owner and founder of luxury fashion and lifestyle boutique, Baar & Bass.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Guinness/von Haselberg marriage

_. The marriage took place 6 June, 2020, in Milbrook, New York, between Harry J.N. Guinness, younger son of Timothy Whitmore Newton Guinness [born 20 June, 1947], scion of the merchant banking arm of the Guinness brewing dynasty, by his wife the former Beverly Anne Mills, & Sophie Frederica Alohilani von Haselberg [born 14 Nov, 1986], the actress, daughter of Martin Rochus Sebastian von Haselberg [born 20 Jan 1949], of New York City, by his wife the actress Bette Midler [b 1 Dec, 1945].


Monday, June 29, 2020

Dame Ingrid Mary Roscoe, DCVO 1944-2020

_. Dame Ingrid Mary Roscoe, DCVO, who died 28 June, 2020, aged 76, was Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire 2004-2018.

She was born 27 May, 1944, daughter of Arthur Allen and his wife, Else Markenstam. Her father died in her childhood and her mother subsequently married Brigadier Kenneth Hargreaves, CBE [1903-90], Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding 1970-74, and of West Yorkshire, 1974-78, who adopted Ingrid. Her mother died in 1968, and the following year Brig Hargreaves married the Hon Margaret Lane Fox, scion of the family of Bramham Park, daughter of the 1st and last Lord Bingley.

She was appointed DCVO in the Queen's Birthday Honours, in June, 2017.

She married 5 Oct, 1963, John Richard Marshall Roscoe, of North Deighton Manor, Wetherby, by whom she had issue, three children, Nick, Emma and Katie.


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Paul Goudime 1937-2020

_. Paul Goudime died 27 June, 2020. He was 83.

He was born in 1927, son of Paul Goudime-Levkovitsch [1910-1984], by his wife the former Sheila Violet McNeill [1908-86], scion of the MacNeills of Colonsay, and was a great-grandson of Sir Oswald Mosley, 4th Baronet [1848-1915]. His sister, Xenia, married the 15th Earl of Meath.

He was also a descendant of the Dukes of Marlborough. His great-grandmother was Lady Clementine Spencer-Churchill [1848-86].

 He married in 1963, Elizabeth Susan [Susie] Heywood [born 1941], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of [Richard] Peter Heywood, by his wife the former Ruth Evelyn Barclay [1911-2008], scion of the Barclays of Higham, &c. He was a 6th cousin of HM The Queen, a Mosley descendant via her mother.

Paul Goudime leaves two children, a son, Michael and a daughter, Louise.


Robin Gerard d'Abo 1939-2020

_. Robin Gerard d'Abo, stockbroker, late the Coldstream Guards, who died 27 June, 2020, aged 81, was head of that landed gentry family, of West Wratting Park.

He was born 12 April, 1939, the eldest son of Robert Erland Nicolai a'Abo [1911-70], by his first wife the former Mary Elisabeth Graham-Clarke [later Lady Cooper, died 1999], scion of the Graham-Clarke landed gentry family. His father's second wife, from 1951, was Lady Ursula Manners, daughter of the 9th Duke of Rutland.

Robin d'Abo married firstly, 10 Nov, 1964, Anne Clare Davie, daughter of Maj John Edward Jocelyn Davie [1910-98], scion of the Davie-Thornhill landed gentry family. He married secondly, 1976 [div 1987], Mrs Jennifer Mary Victoria Cadbury [1945-2003], former wife of Peter Egbert Cadbury [1918-2006], and daughter of Maj Michael Hammond-Maude, by his first wife the former Rosamond Patrick. He married 3rdly, 1987, Meriel J. Hamilton. He married 4thly, in 2010, Mrs Patricia Anne Tippett [nee Hall].

He is survived by his fourth wife Trish, and a daughter from his first marriage, Zara [born 1966], and a son, also from the first marriage, John Gerard N. d'Abo [born 1968].


Robin Alfred Wellesley 1928-2020

_. Robin Alfred Wellesley, who died 27 June, 2020, aged 92, was a scion of the Gilbey baronets, descended from a brother of the 1st baronet.

He was born 23 June, 1928, as Robin Alfred Gilbey, son of Quintin Holland Gilbey [1899-1979], by his first wife, the former Elizabeth Thornton-Ball [1909-81]. The marriage of his parents ended in divorce and his mother married secondly, 15 Oct, 1931, Capt Gerald Valerian Wellesley, MC [1885-1961], scion of the Earls of Cowley and kinsman of the Dukes of Wellington. Subsequently, in 1937, Robin Gilbey assumed by deed poll, his step-father's surname, Wellesley.

He married 7 March, 1953, Marianne McDonald [died 2016], daughter of John McDonald, by whom he had issue, a son, Gerald, born in 1958, and two daughters, Diana [born 1954], and Laura [born 1956]. The younger daughter married in 1981, the Hon Francis Pym [born 21 Sept, 1952], son of the life peer, the Baron Pym, PC [1922-2008], former Foreign Secretary, &c.