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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Colonel Ian Ranald Critchley, OBE 1926-2020

_. Colonel Ian Ranald Critchley, OBE, late the Black Watch, died 7 February, 2020. He was the maternal grandfather of the Earl of Leven and Melville.

He was born in 1926, son of Lieutenant-Colonel [Drury] Ranald Critchley [1896-1969], of Park Close, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Gladys Olive Julia O'Brien [1895-1971]; married 6 January, 1951, Isabel Mary Hamilton [1929-2016], daughter of Lieut-Col. Adrian Kelso Hamilton [1897-1960], by his wife the former Susannah Mary Arbuthnott [1901-83], scion of the Viscounts of Arbuthnott. He was the father of two sons, and two daughters. His son, Rowland [1961-2017], married Elisabeth Storey [b 1964], scion of the Storey baronets. His daughter, Julia Clare [b 1961], married in 1981, David Leslie-Melville, styled Lord Balgonie [1954-2007], son and heir of the 16th Earl of Leven and Melville. His daughter, Anna, married Thomas Adby Collins, scion of that landed family.

The funeral takes place 24 February, 2020, at St James Episcopal Church, Muthill.


Vestey/Harris engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 February, 2020, between Thomas Hector Moubray [Tom] Vestey [born 1993], scion of the Vestey baronets, eldest son of George Moubray William Vestey [born 1964], of Great Thurlow, Suffolk, by his wife the former Rachel Philippa Osborne, and Emily K. Harris, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Malcolm Harris, of Northampton.


Dr John Francis Hyde Villiers 1936-2020

_. Dr John Francis Hyde Villiers, who died at his home in Norfolk, 11 February, 2020, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Clarendon.

He was born 24 January, 1936, youngest son of Eric Hyde Villiers [1881-1964], by his wife the former Joan Ankaret Talbot [1901-86], and was a great-grandson of the 4th Earl of Clarendon [1800-1870].

He married 19 July, 1958, Myee Miranda McKenna [b 10 Aug, 1935], daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel David McKenna [1911-2003], by his wife the former Lady Cecilia Elizabeth Keppel [1910-2003], scion of the Earls of Albemarle, daughter of the 9th Earl [1882-1979], &c.

Dr Hyde Villiers leaves a son and three daughters.

A Service will be held at St Nicholas Church, Blakeney, Norfolk, 9 March, 2020.


Leo Henry Ingham [born 2020]

_. Camelia Aline Ingham [born 1988, nee Buckmaster], wife of Harry James Fraser Ingham [born 1988], gave birth to a son, Leo Henry, 31 January, 2020.

Harry Ingham is the son of Michael Ingham, of Wimbledon, London, by his wife the former Shirley Cairns, and Camelia Ingham is a daughter of Henry G. Buckmaster, of Little Blakenham, co Suffolk, by his wife the former Julia Mary Hobhouse [born 1956], scion of the Hobhouse baronets.


Monday, February 17, 2020

Elspeth Dorina Carlyon [nee Gore-Langton] 1926-2020

_. Elspeth Dorina Carlyon, who died 6 February, 2020, aged 94, was a scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe, born 21 January, 1926, daughter of Lieutenant-Commander the Hon Evelyn Arthur Grenville Gore-Langton, DSO, RN [1884-1972], by his wife the former Irene Maria Gartside-Spaight [1890-1967], scion of that Irish landed gentry family.

Elspeth was a granddaughter of the 4th Earl Temple of Stowe [1847-1902].

She married 20 July, 1950, Thomas Alfred Spry Carlyon [1923-99], son of Maj Alfred Spry Carlyon [1879-1955], by his wife the former Gwendoline Young-Jamieson. She leaves a son, William, and a daughter, Nicola.

The funeral takes place at St Paul's Church, Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, 2 March, 2020.


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Hall/Dudley engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 February, 2020, between Frederick Amery Kynaston Hall [born 1989], descended from the Studd baronets, son of Christopher John Hall [born 1957], of Rockbourne, Hampshire, by his wife the former Jane Anastasia Studd [born 1961], and Alexandra M Dudley, daughter of Michael Dudley, of Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, and Mrs Carmen Dudley, of Lynchmere, west Sussex.

Frederick Hall is a grandson paternally of the late director Sir Peter Hall, KBE [1930-2017] by his 1st wife the actress Leslie Caron [born 1931], and a grandson maternally of Capt Sir Robert Studd, 3rd Baronet [1926-77].


Hon Tessa Mary Ogilvie Thompson 1934-2020

_. The Hon Tessa Ogilvie Thompson, who died 14 February, 2020, aged 85, was one of the co-heirs to the ancient Barony of Dacre, and a scion of the viscounts Hampden.

She was born the Hon Tessa Mary Brand, 21 April, 1934, fourth daughter of the 4th Viscount Hampden, CMG [1900-1965] who also succeeded as 26th Baron Dacre, by his wife the former Leila Emily Seely [1900-1996], scion of the Seely baronets.

She married 24 July, 1956, Julian Ogilvie Thompson, daughter of Newton Ogilvie Thompson [1904-92], by his wife the former Anne Agnes Eve Wiener [1905-2000], by whom she had issue, two son, Christopher and Anthony, and two daughters, Rachel and Katharine.

On her father's death, 17 October, 1965, his viscouncty of Hampden passed to his closest male heir, and the Barony of Dacre [created in 1321] fell into abeyance between his two surviving daughters, Rachel [born in 1929], and Tessa [born in 1934], and in 1970 the abeyance was terminated in favour of the elder daughter, Rachel [1929-2012], who became [27th] Baroness Dacre in her own right.


OVILVIE THOMPSON TESSA MARY (nee BRAND) on 14th February 2020, passed away peacefully from complications developed subsequent to a successful double heart bypass operation in early January. Deeply mourned by husband of over 63 years, Julian, their four children - Christopher, Rachel, Anthony, Katherine and spouses, 12 grandchildren, one great grandson and much loved sister-in-law, Virginia. Funeral private, family, only.
She was d of 4th Viscount HAMPDEN (1900-65) and scion of the DACRE barons, and Leila Emily (1900-96) d of Lt-Col Frank Evelyn SEELY (1864-1928), scion of the Bts of that name, and Leila Eliza RUSSELL (1876-1903), gt gd of 6th Duke of BEDFORD (1766-1839) and gd of 8th Baron MIDDLETON (1817-77) etc etc. She m 1956 Julian (b 1934 reg Q1 Cape Town) s of Newton OGILVIE THOMPSON (1904-92), sometime Chief Justice of South Africa, and (Anne Agnes) Eve WIENER (1905-2000), and had four children as above.

The Baroness Stevens of Ludgate 1939-2020

_. The Baroness Stevens of Ludgate, who died 11 February, 2020, aged 80, was the third wife of the life peer Baron Stevens of Ludgate [born 26 May, 1936].

The Russian-born former photographer Meriza Giori was born in January, 1939, & married David Stevens as his third wife in 1990 [his second wife having died choking on a peach in 1989].

David Stevens was Chairman of United Newspapers, 1981-99, and created a life peer in 1987, as Baron Stevens of Ludgate. Originally a Conservative peer he defected to UKIP in later years.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Sir Hugh Guy Cubitt, CBE 1928-2020

_. Sir Hugh Cubitt, CBE, who died 6 February, 2020, aged 91, was a former Lord Mayor of Westminster and cousin of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

Hugh Guy Cubitt was born 2 July, 1928, son of Lieutenant-Col the Hon Charles Guy Cubitt [1903-79], by his wife the former Rosamond Mary Edith Cholmeley [1904-84], scion of the Cholmeley baronets, and was a grandson of the 2nd Baron Ashcombe [1867-1947].

He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and Greenwich, and was a naval cadet in the closing months of the Second World War. He served as a Lieut [RN] in the Korean War 1949-51. Elected to Westminster City Council in 1963, and later became its leader. He served as Lord Mayor of Westminster 1977-78. In 1983 he was knighted and served as High Sheriff of Surrey in that year.

Hugh Cubitt married 26 June, 1958, Linda Ishbel Campbell [born 1934], scion of the Barons Colgrain, daughter of the Hon Angus Dudley Campbell, by his wife the former Joan Pakenham, scion of the Earls of Longford. He leaves a widow and a son Jonathan and two daughters, Joanna and Victoria.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Barnabas Church, Ranmore, 20 April, 2020.


David Offley Crewe-Read 1944-2020

_. David Offley Crewe-Read died 31 January, 2020. He was 75. He was a scion of the Crewe landed family from whom descended the now extinct Marquesses of Crewe.

He was born in 1944, a son of Colonel John Offley Crewe-Read [1908-], by his wife the former Hon Diana Wroughton Robins [died 2007], daughter of the 1st [and last] Baron Robins [1884-1962].

He married firstly, Elizabeth Jane Dyer, by whom he had issue, Caspian, Daniel and Gabriella. By his 2nd wife, the former Emma Garton, he had issue, Honey-Bee, Sacha, and Charles.

His eldest daughter, Gabriella, married Toby Grafftey-Smith [died 2017], a founder member of the band Jamiroquai.

A Service of Thanksgiving will take place at the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More, Chelsea, 13 March, 2020.


The 3rd and last Baron Greenhill 1924-2020

_. The 3rd Baron Greenhill died 13 January, 2020, at Newbury. He was 95.

Malcolm Greenhill was born 5 May, 1924, a younger son of the 1st Baron Greenhill [1887-1967], by his wife the former Ida Goodman [who died in 1985].

He succeeded to the peerage, created in 1950, on the death of his elder brother, Stanley, the 2nd Baron, 28 September, 1989.

Lord Greenhill was unmarried, and the peerage now becomes extinct.

The funeral will take place at West Berkshire Crematorium, 20 February, 2020.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Diana Anne Norman [nee Sheffield] 1942-2020

_. Diana Anne Norman, who died 10 February, 2020, aged 77, was a scion of the Sheffield baronets.

She was born 15 May, 1942, as Diana Anne Sheffield, second daughter of John Vincent Sheffield [1913-2008], by his 1st wife the former Anne Margaret Faudel-Phillips [died 1969]. Her elder sister, Jane Stevens, was Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, for 32 years. A cousin, Davina Sheffield, was mooted as a possible Princess of Wales in the mid 1970s.

She married 9 July, 1966, David Mark Norman, scion of that landed family, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Richard Norman, of Much Hadham, co Hertford, by whom she had issue, a son Jonathan [born 1972], and three daughters, Anna [born 1967], Isabella [born 1971], and Davina [born 1981]. Her middle daughter Isabella is the wife of the Hon Timothy Knatchbull [born 1964], a grandson of Admiral of the Fleet the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma [1900-79].


Robert Alexander Montgomerie of Southannan 1938-2020

_. Robert Alexander Montgomerie of Southannan, died 8 February, 2020, at Verbier, Switzerland. He was 81, the scion of a Scots landed family.

He was born in 1938 a son of Colonel George Jardine Kidston-Montgomerie of Southannan [1907-93], by his wife the former Lydia Cecilia Mason [d 1991]; his sister, Philippa married as her second husband the 7th Marquess Townshend.

He married in 1964, Margaret Ann Everett, daughter of R.A. Everett, by whom he had issue.


Monday, February 10, 2020

Dottie Tyrwhitt-Drake [born 2020]

_. Jenna Louise Tyrwhitt-Drake [nee Crossley, born 1987], wife of Edward William Tyrwhitt-Drake [born 1986], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Dottie, 5 February, 2020.

Edward is a son of William T.P. Tyrwhitt-Drake [born 1942], of Bereleigh, Hampshire, by his wife the former Philippa J.M. Bibby [born 1957].

Jenna Tyrwhitt-Drake is a daughter of Mr Mark S. Crossley, of Edenfield, Hampshire, by his wife the former Claire E. Savage.


Sunday, February 09, 2020

Maclean of Dochgarroch/van Luyn engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between Hector Maclean of Dochgarroch, yr, elder son of the Very Rev Allan Maclean of Dochgarroch [born 22 Oct, 1950], 16th Chief of that clan, and 21st Chief of Clan Terlach, by his wife Anne, and Dr Jeanette van Luyn, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard van Luyn, of Mount Whitestone, Queensland, Australia.