Saturday, June 25, 2022

Kock/Henley engagement

 The engagement was announced 25 June, 2022, between Dr Loren S. Kock, son of Professor Richard A. Kock, of Harrietsham, Kent, and his wife the former Katharine L. Marburg, and Joanna Katharine Henley [born 1992], scion of the Barons Henley, daughter of [Robert Anthony] Nigel Henley [born 23 Aug, 1942], of Boldre, Hampshire, and his 2nd wife the former Anne Beadle, daughter of James Beadle.

Robert, 2nd Baron Henley > Rev Hon Robert Henley > Capt Charles Beauclerk Henley > Robert Stephen Henley > Robert Anthony Nigel Henley > Joanna Katharine Henley


Macpherson/McEwen engagement

 The engagement was announced 25 June, 2022, between Robert J Macpherson, son of Ms Eva Mnich and the late James Macpherson, of London, and Sabrina Caroline McEwen [born 1988], daughter of Christopher Angus McEwen, of East Bergholt, Suffolk, and his wife the former Coral Anne Chichester [born 7 January, 1954], daughter of Sir Edward John Chichester, 11th Baronet [1916-2007], and his wife the Hon Anne Rachel Pearl Douglas-Scott-Montagu [1921-2015], daughter of the 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu [1866-1929].

Walter, 5th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry > Henry, 1st Baron Montagu of Beaulieu > John, 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu > Anne Douglas-Scott-Montagu > Coral Chichester > Sabrina McEwen


Sebastian Yorke 1934-2022

 Sebastian Yorke, who died 17 June, 2022, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Hardwicke [descended from the 1st Earl].

He was born 24 January, 1934, son of Henry Vincent Yorke [1905-1973], [the novelist Henry Green] and his wife the former Hon Adelaide Mary Biddulph [1901-1985], daughter of the 2nd Baron Biddulph [1869-1949]; and married firstly, 18 November, 1957] [div 1962], the Hon Emma Christina Tennant [1937-2017], daughter of the 2nd Baron Glenconner [1899-1983], and his second wife, the former Elizabeth Powell [died 2014]; married 2ndly, 1969 [div], Evelyn Barrau, daughter of Lewis Barrau; married 3rdly, 1993, Margaret A. Hick, who survivies him.

He leaves a son from his first marriage, Matthew Henry Yorke [born 24 November, 1958].


Hon Alexander Knatchbull [born 2022]

 Ambre Knatchbull [born 24 July, 1984], wife of the Hon Nicholas Charles Louis Norton Knatchbull, [born London, 15 May, 1981], scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma, has given birth to a son and heir, Alexander Knatchbull.

Nicholas, who does not use the courtesy title of Baron Brabourne, is the only son and heir of the 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma [born 8 Oct, 1947], of Broadlands, Hampshire, and his wife the former Penelope Meredith Eastwood [born 16 Apr, 1953]. He married at the family seat, Broadlands, Hampshire, 20 May, 2021, Ambre Pouzet, a French-born behavioural therapist, a 'mer-lesque' performing mermaid, according to the Daily Mail.

Nicholas's grandfather, Admiral of the Fleet the 1st Earl, beloved by the royal family as 'Uncle Dickie' was born 25 June, 1900.

Nicholas Knatchbull, a future 4th Earl Mountbatten of Burma is a godson of HRH The Prince of Wales. The birth of a son further secures the future of the earldom [created Peerage of the UK, 28 Oct 1947],  the Barony of Romsey [created Peeerage of the UK, 28 Oct, 1947], the Barony of Brabourne [created Peerage of the UK, 26 May 1880], and the Baronetcy, of Mersham Hatch [Baronet of England, created 4 Aug, 1641]


Cator/Taylor engagement

 The engagement was announced 25 June, 2022, between Samuel Charles Cator [born 1992], scion of that landed gentry family of Woodbastwick Hall, son of the late Charles Cator [1959-2015], of Ranworth Norfolk, by his wife the former Jane Culverwell, and Miss Lavinia Anne Taylor [born 1994], daughter of Mr Christopher Compton Taylor [born 1955], of Sherriff Hutton, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Jose Heather Stead [born 1959].

Samuel Cator's paternal grandfather, Francis Cator [1928-2007], married the Hon Jacquetta Storey [1930-2021], daughter of the life peer, the Baron Buckton [1896-1978], who was also a baronet.

Samuel's great-great aunt, Elizabeth Cator [1899-1959], was wife of the Hon Michael Bowes-Lyon [1893-1953], brother of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, &c.


Haddock/Colacicchi marriage

 The marriage took place 20 June, 2022, at Our Lady of Victories Church, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, between Charles Dominic O. Haddock [born 1993], youngest son of Mr & Mrs Neil Haddock, of London, and Caroline Daisy Colacicchi [born 1993], 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 is a younger sister of Cecilia Mary Elizabeth Fitzalan Howard, Countess of Arundel & Surrey [born 1988], wife of the Duke of Norfolk's heir, and is a granddaughter paternally of Count Paul Edward Colacicchi.


Friday, June 24, 2022

[William] Lawrence Banks, CBE, DL 1938-2022

 [William] Lawrence Banks, CBE, DL, died 14 June, 2022. 

He was born in 1938, son of Richard Alford Banks, CBE [1902-1997], and his first wife the former Lillian Jean Walker [1912-74]; and married 1963, Elizabeth Christina Saunders [born 30 September, 1941], daughter of Capt Leslie Swain Saunders, DSO, RN [1896-1988], head of that Scots landed gentry family, and his wife the former Elizabeth Culme-Seymour [1904-1963], daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, 4th Baronet, KCB, MVO [1867-1925]. He leaves two sons, Richard and Edward.


Dame Elish Angiolini invested a Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Thistle

The Court Circular of 23 June 2022, reports that Dame Elish Angiolini QC was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Lady of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.

The appointment of Dame Elish was announced earlier this month. She was born 24 June 1960, and is a Scottish lawyer who was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011.  Dame Elish served as Lord Advocate of Scotland between 2006 and 2011 as the first woman to hold the post and was also the first woman to hold the role of Solicitor General of Scotland, between 2001 and 2006.  Dame Elish has led multiple government inquiries, and in November 2021 it was announced that she would head up the independent inquiry into the murder of Sarah Everard.

Since 2012, Dame Elish has served as Principal of St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University since 2017. She holds a visiting professorship at the University of Strathclyde, an honorary professorship at the University of Aberdeen and served as Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland for eight years.

It is expected that the latest appontment to the Order of the Thistle will be installed at a ceremony in Edinburgh next month.


Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Baroness Greengross, OBE 1935-2022

 The Baroness Greengross, OBE, who died 23 June, 2022, aged 86, was an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords from becoming a life peer in 2000 until her death.

Sally Ralea Greengross [née Rosengarten], was born 29 June 1935. Awarded an OBE in the 1993 New Year Honours, Greengross was raised to the peerage as Baroness Greengross, of Notting Hill in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in 2000, sitting as a crossbencher.

Baroness Greengross was an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords from 2000 until her death in 2022 and Co-Chaired five All-Party Parliamentary Groups: Dementia, Corporate Social Responsibility, Bladder and Bowel Continence Care, Social Care and Ageing and Older People. She was the Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Choice at the End of Life and Longevity, and was the Treasurer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities. She was also Chair of the cross-party Intergenerational Fairness Forum. In December 2006, it was announced that she would be a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

In 1959, she married Sir Alan David Greengross [1929-2018], who served as the final leader of the Conservative Party on the Greater London Council (GLC).

Baroness Greengross leaves three daughters and one son. Her husband died in August 2018. She was an honorary associate of the National Secular Society.


Rollo Basil Arthur Beale [1982-2022]

  Rollo Basil Arthur Beale, who died 7 June, 2022, aged 40, was descended from the Barons Vestey.

He was born in 1982, son of Stephen Dudley Norman Beale [born 1950], and his second wife the former Jo-Anna Mary Munt Cook, daughter of Arthur Harry Cook, of Wavendon, co Buckingham. He was unm.

William, 1st Baron Vestey > Hon George Ellis Vestey > Alice Vestey > Stephen Dudley Norman Beale > Rollo Beale [d 2022]


Crosbie Dawson/Cox engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 June, 2022, between Robert Hugo Crosbie Dawson [born 1992], son of the late Thomas Crosbie Dawson [1956-2021], and his wife the former Hon Katherine Jane Joicey [born 20 Apr, 1959] [now the Hon Mrs Crosbie Dawson, of Pawston House, Mindrum, Northumberland], and Edwina Georgina S. Cox [born 1992], daughter of Maj Christopher John Godman Cox [born 13 March, 1957], of Banks Fee Farm, Longborough, Gloucestershire, and his wife, the former Charlotte A.J. MacEwen [born 1960]

Robert Crosbie Dawson is a grandson maternally of the late 4th Baron Joicey [1925-1993].

Edwina Cox is a descendant of the 3rd Baron Foley.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Baroness Peyton of Yeovil 1921-2022

 The Baroness Peyton of Yeovil, who died 16 June, 2022, aged 101, was the widow of John Peyton, the Baron Peyton of Yeovil, PC [1919-2006].

Her husband was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Yeovil for over 31 years, from 1951 to 1983, and an early and leading member of the Conservative Monday Club. He served as Minister of Transport (later renamed Minister of Transport Industries in the Department of the Environment) in Edward Heath's administration from 1970 to 1974. He was a candidate for leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, losing to Mrs Margaret Thatcher.

Lady Peyton was born 12 February, 1921, as Mary Constance Wyndham, scion of the Barons Leconfield, daughter of Brigadier-General the Hon Everard Humphrey Wyndham, MC [1888-1970], and his wife the former Ruth Constance Astley [1900-84], scion of the Astley baronets. She was a granddaughter of the 2nd Baron Leconfield [1830-1901], and his wife the Lady Constance Evelyn Primrose [died 27 June, 1939], scion of the Earls of Rosebery.

Mary Wyndham married firstly, as his second wife, 20 June, 1945 [div 1966], Ralph Hamilton Cobbold [1906-87], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Col. Ralph Cobbold [who later assumed the surname of Sawle] [1869-1965], and his wife the former Minnie Diana Pitt [1865-1936]; she married 2ndly, 27 July, 1966, as his second wife, the abovementioned John Wynne William Peyton, MP, PC [born 13 Feb, 1919], son of Ivor Eliot Peyton [1863-1938], and his wife the former Dorothy Helen Elphinstone [1888-1977].

Her second husband was created a life peer as Baron Peyton of Yeovil, on leaving the House of Commons in 1983, and he died 22 November, 2006.

Lady Peyton of Yeovil leaves two children from her first marriage, David Cobbold [born 5 Oct, 1946], and Charlotte Ruth Cobbold [born 20 Aug, 1949].


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Jack John Huxley Astor [born 2022]

 Georgina India R. Astor [born 1985, nee Wells], wife of James Edward Astor [born 10 January, 1976], scion of the Viscounts Astor, gave birth to a son, Jack John Huxley, 8 May, 2022, a brother for Margot Ines, born 19 September, 2019, and a half-brother for Olivia Alexandra, born in 2010, to Suzanne Lundgren Lloyd.

Georgie Astor is a daughter of Christopher Gerard Wells [born 1949], of Burbage, co Wiltshire, and his wife the former Annabelle L Howard [born 1955].

James Astor is a son of Michael Ramon Langhorne Astor [born 29 September, 1946], and his partner Pauline Murray-Jones.

Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor > Maj Hon Sir John Jacob Astor > Michael Ramon Langhorne Astor > James Edward Astor > Jack John Huxley Astor [born 2022]


Lady Arabella Avice Diana Sackville 1958-2022

 The Lady Arabella Sackville, who died 18 June, 2022, aged 63, was a scion of the Earls De La Warr [Peerage of Gt Britain, cr 1761].

Lady Arabella Avice Diana Sackville was born 20 June, 1958, the only daughter of the late 10th Earl De La Warr [1921-1988], and his wife the former Anne Rachel Devas [who died 9 May, 2012]. Her father, the 10th Earl, died by his own hand, 9 Feb, 1988, aged 66. Her mother was descended maternally from the Campbell Bannerman landed gentry family.

Lady Arabella married 12 Oct, 1981 [div 1988], Count Giovanni Emo Capodilista Maldura, of Palazzo Grazioli, Rome, Italy. She is survived by two brothers, William, the 11th Earl De La Warr, and the Hon Tom Sackville, the former Conservative government minister.


Monday, June 20, 2022

Edward Pereira 1938-2022

  Edward Pereira, who died 12 June, 2022, aged 83, was head of that landed gentry family, formerly of Caversham Place.

He was born 10 August, 1938, son of Major George Cecil Pereira [1904-76], and his wife the former Nancy Adelaide Bagge [1907-1990], scion of that landed gentry family; and married 1stly, 1965 [div] Mrs Caroline Jennifer Mary Craig [nee Dixon] [1942-2015], daughter of Gerald Dixon, by his wife the former Kathleen MacDermott; married 2ndly, 1997, Penelope A. Wallace.

He leaves three daughters from his first marriage, Natasha Theresa, and Francesca Antonia [twins] born 1967, and Victoria Caroline Monica [born 1969].



Eva Rose Bowes-Lyon [born 2022]

 Dr Eleanor Bowes-Lyon [nee Harland], wife of Charles David Bowes-Lyon [born 1989], scion of the Earls of Strathmore & Kinghorne, gave birth to a daughter, Eva Rose, 19 June, 2022.

Charles Bowes-Lyon is a son of David James Bowes-Lyon [born 21 July, 1947], of Heriot, Midlothian, by his wife the former Elizabeth Harriet Colville, CVO [born 3 December, 1952], scion of the Viscounts Colville of Culross, and is descended from the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne [1824-1904], who was the paternal grandfather of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Charles's mother, Mrs David Bowes-Lyon has been a Lady-in-waiting to HRH The Princess Royal since 1990. She is a goddaughter of HM The Queen, and daughter of the late Sir John [Jock] Colville [1915-87], Private Secretary to the then Princess Elizabeth 1947-49, and later private secretary to Sir Winston Churchill.

Dr Eleanor L. [Ellie] Bowes-Lyon is a daughter of Mr and Mrs David Harland, of Dundrum, Dublin.


Tallulah Elspeth Dunlop [born 2022]

 Georgina Helen [Georgie] Dunlop [nee Spencer, born 1987], wife of [Robert] James [Jamie] Dunlop [born 1987], gave birth to a second daughter, Tallulah Elspeth, 14 June, 2022, a sister for Coco Florence, who was born 27 July, 2020.

Jamie Dunlop is a son of Robert Andrew Dunlop [born 1948], by his wife the former Catherine Jennifer Ewart, and is a grandson of Maj Roy Dunlop, MBE [1906-91], who married Sheila Gertrude Tollemache Arbuthnot [1917-2019], scion of the Arbuthnot baronets.

Georgie Dunlop is a daughter of Peter Kenneth Spencer and the former Stephanie Moira Russell.


Sunday, June 19, 2022

Bracher/de Abreu marriage

 The marriage took place, at Basílica da Estrela, Lisbon, 4 June, 2022, between Barnaby Alexander Patrick Bracher [born 1993], son of Mr Garnet Piers Bracher [born 1963], of Putney, London, and his wife the former Candida Dorothy Drury-Lowe [born 1963], scion of that landed gentry family, and Madalena de Abreu, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jorge de Abreu, of Estoril, Portugal.


Caroline Evelyn Hudson 1947-2022

Caroline Evelyn Hudson [nee Loyd], who died 13 June, 2022, aged 75, was a scion of Loyd landed family formerly of Monk's Orchard.

She was born 16 January, 1947, daughter of Capt Edward Percy Canning Loyd [1921-1977], and his wife the former June Cecilia Keppel [1924-2008], scion of the Earls of Albemarle; married 2 May, 1968, Anthony Havelock Hudson [born 25 Apr, 1946], son of Sir Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson [1919-96], and his 1st wife the former Elizabeth Home [1925-2014].

She was a descendant of the 2nd Earl of Albermarle, and a kinswoman of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.