Monday, April 19, 2021

Timothy David Holderness-Roddam 1942-2021

 _.Timothy David Holderness-Roddam, late the 14th/20th King's Hussars, who died 15 April, 2021, aged 78, was a scion of the landed gentry family of that name, of Roddam Hall, Northumberland.

Tim Holderness-Roddam was a passionate and knowledgeable advocate of eventing for many years. He gave his time freely to support, advise and promote the sport, including roles with British Eventing, British Equestrian, The Horse Trials Support Group and both Blenheim and Burghley Horse Trials. In 2010 Tim was presented with the British Equestrian Federation Medal of Honour in recognition of his outstanding achievement and contribution to the international equestrian world.

Timothy was educated at Radley College, followed by military service in the King’s Royal Hussars. His successful 30-year career at Tate & Lyle plc (UM Group) culminated in the role of MD of the United Molasses Group, where he was responsible for the worldwide trading, storage and distribution business.

Since retiring from the City in 2000, Tim held a number of consultancy and non-executive roles, including senior consultant to Bristol Port Company, which handles much of the import/export trade for the west of England; and a consultant to and former director of Abercrombie & Kent, the luxury and tailor-made travel business.

Tim was formerly a trustee of the pension fund of Countrywide Farmers plc and deputy Chair; Chair of the British Equestrian Federation Fund; Chair of Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials; Chair of The Horse Trials Support Group (HTSG), Director and Chair of the Finance Committee of British Eventing; and Deputy Chair of Friends of Conservation, an international charity operating mainly in Africa and the Indian sub-continent.

More recently he has been involved as a Director of British Equestrian; a member of the British Eventing Finance and Commercial Committee; and a member of the Burghley Horse Trials Committee.

Tim was married to Equestrian Olympic Gold Medallist and current British Eventing President, Jane Holderness-Roddam. Together they own West Kington Farms and Stud in Wiltshire, specialising in breeding top competition horses.

He was born 23 November, 1942, son of Major David Robert Holderness-Roddam [1918-97], and his wife the former Susan Heather Forman [1919-2004].

He married in Oct 1974, Jane Mary Elizabeth Bullen, CVO, CBE [born 1 July, 1948], scion of that landed family, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel John Symes Bullen and his wife the former Anne Harris-St John.

Jane Holderness-Roddam is a great friend and Lady-in-Waiting of HRH The Princess Royal, and stood as a godmother for the Princess's son Peter Phillips in 1977. She, like HRH, was an event rider, winning Badminton Horse Trials in 1968 (on Our Nobby) and 1978 (on Warrior). She also won Burghley Horse Trials in 1976 (on 'Warrior'), and competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, winning team gold for Great Britain, alongside Richard Meade, Reuben Jones and Derek Allhusen. Currently, Holderness-Roddam owns a stables in North Wiltshire jointly with her husband.

Jane Holderness-Roddam was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in 1998, Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2004, and Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the 2020 Birthday Honours. She was presented with the Queen's Award for Equestrianism in 2009.

Batterbury/Over engagement

 _. The engagement has been announced between Quentin Charles Batterbury [born 1991], yr son of Paul Batterbury, [of Newark, Nottinghamshire, ahd his former wife the former Helen Jagger [now Lady Nall, of Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire], & Louisa Elizabeth H. Over [born 1993], daughter of the late Richard Over, of Edinburgh, and his wife the former Pamela Hunter.

Quentin Batterbury is a step-son of Sir Edward Nall, 3rd Baronet.


Atkinson-Clark/Wild engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 19 April, 2021, between Capt Henry William [Harry] Atkinson-Clark, Royal Regiment of Scotland [born 1993], younger son of Capt George Evelyn Atkinson-Clark [born 1960], descended from the Barons Suffield, and his wife the former Hon Sarah Anne Elliott [born 1962], and Madeleine Christina Audrey Wild [born 1993], daughter of Mr Robert Anstey Preston Wild, and his wife the former Katharine Mary Holborow [born 25 March, 1961].

Capt Harry Atkinson-Clark is a grandson maternally of the Conservative life peer, the Baron Elliott of Morpeth [1920-2011], and his wife the former Jane Morpeth, and he descends paternally from the Meyrick baronets and the Barons Suffield.

Madeleine Wild is a great-granddaughter of the 8th Earl of Courtown [1908-75].


Rafe Merlin Howorth Greenly [born 2021]

 _. Sarah Elizabeth Greenly [née Hatchard, born 1988], wife of Sam James Howorth Greenly [born 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Rafe Merlin Howorth, 22 March, 2021.

Sam Greenly is a son of Richard Anthony Howorth Greenly [born 1948], by his wife the former Belinda Audrey Lockett.

Sarah Greenly is a daughter of John Rayner Hatchard [born 1953] and his wife the former Diana McGill [born 1954].


The Lord Judd 1935-2021

 _. Lord Judd, the Labour life peer, has died aged 86.

Frank Ashcroft Judd was born 28 March, 1935, son of Charles Wilfred Judd, CBE, and his wife Helen.

Judd was educated at the City of London School and the London School of Economics. He became Secretary-General of the International Voluntary Service, a member of the executive committee of the National Peace Council and chairman of the UK National Youth Committee of Freedom from Hunger.

He became General Secretary of the International Voluntary Service in 1960 and is credited with overseeing a significant period of expansion for the organisation. In 1966, Judd left his position at IVS to begin his career in politics.

Judd contested Sutton and Cheam in 1959 (where his mother Helen had been the Labour candidate in 1945) and Portsmouth West in 1964. He was Member of Parliament for Portsmouth West from 1966 to 1974, and after boundary changes, for Portsmouth North from 1974 to 1979, when he lost his seat to the Conservative Peter Griffiths.

He served as a junior minister for the Royal Navy (1974–1976), Minister for Overseas Development (1976–1977), and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1977 to 1979. Director of Oxfam (1985–91).

Judd was made a life peer on 10 June 1991 taking the title Baron Judd, of Portsea in the County of Hampshire. In the Lords he was a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. He was also a member of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly from 1970 to 1973 and again from 1997 to 2005, where he became rapporteur on Chechnya and visited Grozny several times.

He marrried in 1961, Christine Elizabeth Louise Willington, by whom he had two daughters, Elizabeth and Philippa.


Sunday, April 18, 2021

Elmore/Lowry-Corry engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 15 April, 2021, between Lt. Simon Christopher Elmore, RN [born 1986], son of Henry A. Elmore, of East Carlton, Leicestershire, and his wife the former Diana Jeffs, and Charlotte Emily Alexandra Lowry-Corry [born 16 February, 1989], scion of the Earls of Belmore, daughter of James Leopold Lowry-Corry [born 19 March, 1955], of Brentford, Middlesex, and his wife the former Judith Lodge.

3rd Earl of Belmore [1801-45] > Hon Henry Lowry-Corry [1845-1927] > Sir Henry Lowry-Corry [1887-1973] > Frederick Lowry-Corry [1926-2006] > James Lowry-Corry [b 1955] > Charlotte Lowry-Corry [b 1989].


Rafe James Sebastian Carver [born 2021]

 _. Lucy Philipps [nee Carver], wife of Bruce J.J. Philipps, gave birth to a son, Rafe James Sebastian, 10 April, 2021, a brother for Isabella and Sophia.

Lucy Carver is descended from the Houssemayne du Boulay landed gentry family, daughter of Wyndham Houssemayne Carver [born 4 May, 1943], and granddaughter of Edmund Carver, who married in 1936, Freda Houssemayne du Boulay.


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Michael Atkinson, MD, FRCP 1925-2021

 _.Michael Atkinson, MD, FRCP, died 9 April, 2021, aged 95; born in 1925, son of Herbert Atkinson [1887-1951], and his wife the former Janet Palliser [1892-1962]; married 1951, Iris Margaret Lemprière Bowman [1924-2011], daughter of the Rev Herbert Bowman [died 1930], and his wife the former Maude Lemprière Heywood [1897-1939], scion of the Heywood baronets, by whom he had four daughters.


Oakey/Hilton engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 17 April, 2021, between George Rex M. Oakey [born 1991], son of Rex F. Oakey, of Bradwall, Cheshire, and his wife the former Helen M. Seddon [born 1959], & Poppy Elizabeth Osbe Hilton [born 1992], daughter of Francis James Hilton, of Claverdon, Warwickshire, and Christian Elizabeth Osborne [born 1966], descended from the Wakefield family [Baron Wakefield of Kendal, extinct]


George Henry Arthur Farrington [born 2021]

 _.Camilla Louise [Millie] Farrington [née Bacon, born 1989], wife of Charles George Donne Farrington [born 1984], scion of the Farrington baronets, gave birth to a son, George Henry Arthur, 28 March, 2021, a brother for Lettie and Wilfred.

Charlie Farrington is a younger son of Sir Henry William [Harry] Farrington, 8th Baronet [born 27 March, 1951], and his wife the former Diana Donne Broughton [born 1953].

Millie Farrington is a daughter of Julian John Bacon [born 1958], and his wife the former Claire Louise Trafford [born 1962].


Richard Tristram Combe 1938-2021

 _.Richard Tristram Combe, late the Coldstream Guards, who died 13 April, 2021, aged 83, was a scion of the Combe landed gentry family; he was born in 1938, son of Robert Tristram Combe [1912-40], and his wife the former Shournagh Dorothy Colthurst [1914-2001], scion of the Colthurst baronets; married 1985, Bridgett Anne Crombie [born 1937], daughter of Charles Fleetwood Crombie [1908-83] and his wife the former Joan Marten [1908-2003], and had no issue.

He succeeded as head of the landed family on the death of his father, who died 2 June, 1940, from wounds received at Dunkirk. The headship of the family now passes to his younger brother, Henry Combe, who was born in 1940.


Friday, April 16, 2021

Helen Elizabeth McCrory, OBE 1968-2021

 _.Helen McCrory, OBE, the actress, died 16 April, 2021. She was 52.

Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born 17 Aug, 1968, daughter of Iain McCrory, a diplomat, and his wife the former Ann Morgans. 

She studied at the Drama Centre London, and she made her stage debut in The Importance of Being Earnest in 1990. Other stage roles include playing Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe, Olivia in Twelfth Night and Rosalind in As You Like It in the West End. McCrory portrayed Cherie Blair in both The Queen (2006) and The Special Relationship (2010). She also portrayed Françoise in the film Charlotte Gray (2001), Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter films, Mama Jeanne in Martin Scorsese's family film Hugo (2011), Clair Dowar in the James Bond film Skyfall (2012), Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders (2013–2019), Emma Banville in Fearless (2017), and Kathryn Villiers in MotherFatherSon (2019), &c.

She married 4 July, 2007, Damian Watcyn Lewis, CBE, the actor [born 11 Feb, 1971], son of J. Watcyn Lewis, and his wife the former Charlotte Mary Bowater [born 17 July, 1937], scion of the Bowater Baronets, and a granddaughter maternally of the 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn.

She is survived by her husband and two children, a son, Gulliver [born 2007], and a daughter, Manon [born 2006].


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Juliet Marit Gabriel Brooks [died 2021]

 _.Juliet Marit Gabriel Brooks, who died 20 March, 2021, aged 76, was descended, maternally, from the Guinness family.

She was a daughter of Carl Nils Wilhlem Gunnar Aschan, of Torstensonsgatan, Sweden, and his wife the former Marit Victoria Guinness [1919-2004]; and married 1980 [div 1990] Randle Brooks, by whbom she had a son, Henry [b 13 Sept, 1980], and a daughter, Serena [b 12 July, 1983].


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Peter Dawnay 1932-2021

 _.Peter Dawnay, who died 6 April, 2021, aged 88, was a scion of the Viscounts Downe.

He was born 17 December, 1932, son [twin with his brother Hugh] of Major-General Sir David Dawnay, KCVO, CB, DSO [1903-71], and his wife the former Lady Katherine Nora de la Poer Beresford [1899-1991], scion of the Marquesses of Waterford.

His father was sometime commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

He married in 1980, Caroline Mary Tindal [born 1946], scion of the Tindal-Carill-Worsley landed gentry family, daughter of Group Capt Nicholas Henry Joseph Tindal [1911-2006], and his wife the former Winifred Mary Cooper [1913-97], by whom he had issue, one son, Giles William, who was born in 1981.

Descent from the Marquesses of Waterford:-

Henry, 6th Marquess of Waterford [1875-1911] > Lady Katherine de la Poer Beresford [1899-1991] > Peter Dawnay [1932-2001]

Descent from the Viscounts Downe:-

Hugh, 8th Viscount Downe [1844-1924] > Hon Hugh Dawnay [1875-1914] > Hon Sir David Dawnay [1903-71] > Peter Dawnay [1932-2021]


Hon Mrs Nevill Hill-Trevor [nee Deborah Jowitt] 1940-2021

 _.The Hon Mrs Nevill Hill-Trevor, died 10 April, 2021. She was 80.

She was born in 1940 as Deborah Helen Benson Jowitt, daughter of William Thomas Benson Jowitt, of Crag Hill, Killinghall, Harrogate, and married 18 July, 1963, the Hon Nevill Edward Hill Trevor [born 25 Apr, 1931], a younger son of the 3rd Baron Trevor [1863-1950], and his wife the former Phyllis Mary Sims [1908-90], by whom she had issue, two daughters, Caroline and Diana. Her husband died 27 Dec, 2002.


Benjamin Kirkland Glazebrook 1931-2021

 _. Benjamin Kirkland Glazebrook, who has died aged 89, was the father of Nicholas David Kirkland Glazebrook [born 1969], who married 1996, Rosemary Pema Bowes-Lyon [born 1 Dec, 1968], a great-niece of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, daughter of Sir Simon Alexander Bowes Lyon, KCVO [born 17 June, 1932], by his wife the former Caroline Mary Victoria Pike [born 27 Sept, 1940].


David Kenneth Lancelot Ruck Keene 1948-2021

_.David Kenneth Lancelot Ruck Keene, who has died aged 72, was a scion of that landed gentry family; born in 1948, son of Thomas Ruck Keene [1922-2004], and his wife the former Anne Coventry Greig [1924-91]; and married 1976, Tania Wild [born 1955], daughter of [William] Anstey Wild [1927-97], of Ingleby Toft, Stanton-by-Bridge, Derbyshire, and his wife the former Pamela Dawn Lawton [born 1930], by whom he had three daughters, Katherine, Rosanna, and Lucia.

His middle daughter is the wife of William Henry van Cutsem [born 1979], scion of that landed gentry family.



Monday, April 12, 2021

Baroness Williams of Crosby, CH, PC 1930-2021

 _. The Baroness Williams of Crosby, PC, who died 12 April, 2021, aged 90, was a former Labour Cabinet minister and a co-founder of the Social Democratic Party in 1981.

Baroness Williams was Professor of Elective Politics at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard 1988-2000, since when Emeritus.

She was born Shirley Vivien Teresa Brittain Catlin, 27 July, 1930, daughter of Prof Sir George Catlin [1896-1979], the political scientist and philosopher and his wife Vera Brittain [1893-1970], the nurse, writer, diarist, socialist and feminist.

She married firstly, 1955 [div 1974], Professor Bernard Arthur Owen Williams, by whom she had a daughter, Rebecca; married 2ndly, 1987, Prof Richard Elliott Neustadt [1919-2003].

As Shirley Williams she contested: [Labour] Harwich Essex, in 1954 and 1955, and Southampton Test in 1959; [SDP] Crosby in 1983; [SDP/Alliance] Cambridge, 1987. She served as Labout MP for Hitchin 1964-74; Labour MP for Hertford & Stevenage, 1974-79; [first elected SDP MP] for Crosby, Nov, 1981-1983; served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Health 1964-66; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Labour, 1966-67; Minister of State, Education & Science 1967-69; Minister of State, Home Office 1969-70; Opposition Spokesman on Social Services 1970-71; Opposition Spokesman on Home Affairs 1971-73; Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection, 1974-1976; Secretary of State for Education and Science and Paymaster General, 1976-79; &c.

She was raised to the peerage for lifein 1993 as Baroness Williams of Crosby, of Stevenage in the County of Herfordshire. She was Sworn on the Privy Council in 1974.

Between 2001 and 2004, she served as Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords and, from 2007 to 2010, as Adviser on Nuclear Proliferation to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. She served as an active member of the House of Lords, until announcing her retirement in January 2016.


Grace Elizabeth Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [born 2021]

 -.Alice Mary Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [born 12 Oct, 1987], wife of Andrew Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [born 1986], scion of the Earls of Lauderdale (Earl, S, 1624), gave birth to a daughter, Grace Elizabeth, 6 April, 2021, a sister for Alfie, who was born in 2018.

Andrew is a son of Maj and Mrs David Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, of Port of Menteith, Stirling.

Alice, a scion of the Pelly Baronets {Bt, cr UK, 1840}, is a daughter of John Marriott Pelly (b 1953), of Battersea, London, by his wife the former Caroline Mary Griffith. 


Elizabeth Catherine Denise [Jickey] White 1927-2021

 _.Elizabeth Catherine Denise [Jickey] White, who died 2 April, 2021, aged 93, was a scion of the March Phillipps de Lisle landed gentry family.

She was born in 1927 a daughter of Major John Adrian Frederick March Phillipps de Lisle [1891-1961], and his wife the former Elizabeth Muriel Smyth Guinness [1892-1974], scion of the Guinness landed gentry family; and married 1951, Major Jeremy Anthony White [1926-2019], son of Brigadier Christopher Anthony White [1900-69], and his wife the former Flora Brookbank Scott [1903-82], by whom she had a son, Anthony, and three daughters, Phillippa, Juliet and Annabel.


Sheila, Baroness Colgrain [died 2021]

 _.Sheila, Baroness Colgrain, who died 8 April, 2021, aged 93, was the widow of the 3rd Baron Colgrain.

She was the former Sheila McLeod Mitchell, and married firstly, 1948 [div], Martin Morgan Hudson [1924-2005]; married secondly, 10 January, 1973, as his second wife the Hon David Colin Campbell [1920-2008], son and heir of the 2nd Baron Colgrain [1891-1973], and his wife the former Margaret Emily Carver [died 1989]. Her husband succeeded his father, 20 Oct, 1973, as 3rd Baron Colgrain, and died 7 February, 2008.