Saturday, July 20, 2024

Wilson/Vavasour engagement

The engagement was announced 20 July, 2024, between Nicholas J. Wilson, elder son of Mr Michael Wilson of Brisbane, Queensland and Mrs Sally Wilson of The Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, and Rosie Charlotte May Vavasour (born 5 August, 1993), scion of the Vavasour baronets, elder daughter of Dr Simon Mark Andrew Vavasour (born 12 May, 1966), of Norwich, and Mrs Sarah Lucy Vavasour (nee Jacques), of Kensington.



Thomson/Irving engagement

 The engagement was announced 20 July, 2024, between Archibald William Boverton Thomson (born 1995), eldest son of Capt Patrick MacDonald Thomson (born 1967), of Brewham, Somerset, and his wife the former Anna Kathryn Redwood (born 6 January, 1967), and Emma Grace H. Irving (born 1995), daughter of David Irving, of the Isle of Bute, and his wife the former Karen Hollingsworth.

Archibald Thomson is descended from the Redwood baronets:-

Sir Peter Redwood, 3rd Baronet (born 1937) > Anna Redwood (b 1967) > Archibald Thomson (b 1995)


Melhuish/Moore engagement

 The engagement was announced 20 July, 2024, between Mr E.J.Ralph Melhuish, son of the late Jeremy Melhuish and Mrs Melhuish, of Winterslow, Wiltshire, and Fenella Kate Moore (born 14 May, 1993), third daughter of Sir Richard William Moore, 4th Baronet (born 8 May, 1955), of Barton St David, Somerset, and his wife the former Karyn L. Furness (born 1959).


Valentine Guinness, 65, weds Vanya Eadie, 58

 The marriage has taken place between the Hon Valentine Guy Bryan Guinness (born 9 March, 1959), second son of the 3rd Baron Moyne (born 16 March, 1930), and his first wife the former Ingrid Olivia Georgia Wyndham (later Baroness Kelvedon) (1931-2009), scion of the Barons Leconfield, & Vanya Eadie, an actress (born circa 1966).

Valentine Guiness is heir to his father's peerage (Peerage of the UK, cr 1932), and married firstly, in 1986 (div 2013), Lucinda Jane Rivett-Carnac (born 29 May, 1960 (the handbag designer 'Lulu Guinness') by whom he has issue, two daughters, Tara Victoria (born 29 Nov, 1991), and Madeleine Rose (born 16 January, 1997).


Friday, July 19, 2024

Hon Oliver Walston 1941-2024

 The Hon Oliver Walston, who died 14 July, 2024, aged 83, was born 11 June, 1941, son of Henry Walston, later the life peer, the Baron Walston, CVO (1912-1991),  a farmer turned politician, first for Labour and then the Social Democratic Party, who originated from a New York Jewish family called Waldstein.

His mother was Catherine Macdonald Crompton (1916-1978), a glamorous American who embarked on a 13-year affair with the novelist Graham Greene during Oliver’s childhood. 

Oliver Walston had a brief first marriage in 1966 (div), to Leslie, daughter of Milton Gordon, of Manhattan, New York, and married 2ndly, in 1969, Anne Lowell Dunbar, daughter of William Dunbar, of Washington DC, by whom he had a son and two daughters.


Chaplin/Rowan Hamilton engagement

 The engagement was announced 19 July, 2024, between Jack Chaplin (born 1995), scion of the Viscounts Chaplin, youngest son of Mervyn Henry Chaplin (born 1 March, 1958), of East Carlton, Leicestershire, and his wife the former Nicola E. Copeman, & Tamara Mary-Ann Rowan Hamilton (born 17 August, 1995), scion of that Irish landed gentry family, daughter of Hamish Rowan Hamilton (born 5 May, 1961), of Somerset, and  Mrs Venetia Rowan Hamilton (nee Carter, born 1961), of Hertfordshire.


Boscawen/Rossitter engagement

 The engagement was announced 19 July, 2024, between the Hon Archard Hugh (Archie) Boscawen (born 10 June, 1998), a younger son of the 10th Viscount Falmouth (born 13 May, 1955), of Tregothnan, Cornwall, and his 2nd wife the former Katharine Helen Maley, & Katie Megan Rossitter (born 1996), daughter of Dr David A. Rossitter (born 1963), of Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, and his wife the former Susan J. Walker.


Elsmore Dodsworth/Chartres engagement

 The engagement was announced 19 July, 2024, between John Simon B. Elsmore Dodsworth (born 1988), son of Simon Dodsworth and his wife Felicity Elsmore (born 1950), of North Walsham, Norfolk, and the Hon Clio Catherine V. Carew Chartres (born 1993), scion of that landed gentry family, younger daughter of the life peer the Rt Rev Baron Chartres, GCVO, former Bishop of London (born 11 July, 1947), of Wilton, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Caroline Mary McLintock, scion of the baronets of that name.


Sidney Bernard Hope Henderson (born 2024)

Katharine Elizabeth (Katie) Henderson (nee Grimshaw, born 1986), wife of George Ian Henry Hope Henderson (born 1987), scion of the Barons Faringdon, gave birth to a son, Sidney Bernard Hope, 14 July, 2024, a brother for Percy Ewing Hope (born 21 February, 2020), and Merlin Ian Hope (born 9 March, 2022).

George Henderson is the third son of Ian Ramsay Hope Henderson (born 6 January, 1949), a scion of the Barons Faringdon, by his wife the former Virginia Phyllis Theresa Freeman (born 24 Oct, 1949), descended from the Dukes of Norfolk.

The 15th Duke of Norfolk (1847-1917) > Lady Winefride Fitzalan-Howard (1914-2006) > Virginia Freeman (b 1949) > George Henderson (b 1987) > Sidney Henderson (b 2024)


Thursday, July 18, 2024

The Baroness Howard De Walden 1935-2024

 The Baroness Howard De Walden, who died 13 July, 2024, aged 88, was a peeress in her own right, the 10th holder of the peerage, created by Queen Elizabeth I in 1597.

 The barony of Howard de Walden was created by writ of summons in 1597 by Queen Elizabeth I for Admiral Lord Thomas Howard, a younger son of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, by his second wife, the Honourable Margaret Audley, daughter of Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden. The title was reputedly granted for the admiral's role in the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588.

The 10th holder of the peerage was born (Mary) Hazel Caridwen Scott-Ellis, 12th August, 1935, the eldest of the four daughter of the 9th Baron Howard de Walden, and 5th Baron Seaford (1912-1999), by his wife Countess Irene Maria Rosario Pauline von Harrach of Rohrau and Thannhausen (who died 1975), 5th daughter of Count Hans-Albrecht von Harrach of Rohrau and Thannhausen by his wife Countess Helene von Arco-Zinneberg.

Her father, a renowned racehorse owner, died 9 July, 1999, when his Barony of Howard de Walden (created by Writ) fell into abeyance between his four daughters, Hazel, Susan, Jessica and Camilla, and the Barony of Seaford (Peerage of the UK, cr 1826) passed to a male heir.

On 25 June, 2004, the Barony of Howard de Walden was called out of abeyance in favour of the 9th Baron's eldest daughter.

Lady Howard de Walden married 20 Nov, 1957, Count Joseph Czernin von und zu Chudenitz (1924-2015), only son of Count Franz Joseph Czernin von und zu Chudenitz (1878-1963), by whom she had issue, one son, Peter, and five daughters, Charlotte, Henrietta, Alexandra, Philippa and Isabelle. Her only son, the Hon Peter John Joseph Czernin, (Count Czernin von und zu Chudenitz), who was born 1 January, 1966, now succeeds as the 11th Baron Howard De Walden.


Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Charles Henry Thomas James 1976-2024

 Charles Henry Thomas James, who died 5 July, 2024, aged 47, was a scion of the Barons Northbourne.

He was born 16 October, 1976, the second son of Antony Nigel James (1944-2016), of North Balwyn, Victoria, Australia, and his wife the former Therese McCormack.

Walter James, 2nd Baron Northbourne (1846-1923) > Lt-Col Hon Cuthbert James (1872-1930) > Maj Thomas James (1906-1976) > Antony James (1944-2016) > Charles James (1976-2024)


Andrew John Faviell Pace 1948-2024

 Andrew John Faviell Pace, who died 24 June, 2024, aged 75, was descended from the Russell baronets.

He was born 15 December, 1948, the elder son of Capt Lawrence Noel George Pace (1918-1993), of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, by his wife the former Sheila Helen Russell (1921-1994), scion of the Russell baronets; and married 10 February, 1973, (Elizabeth) Jane Bunting, daughter of Roger Michael Hartley Bunting (1917-1995), and his wife the former Valerie Dennison (1918-1990), by whom he had three sons, James Andrew Faviell (born 1973), Dominic Henry Faviell (born 1976), and Hugo Alexander Faviell (born 1980).

Sir Alec Charles Russell, 2nd Baronet (1894-1938) > Sheila Helen Russell (1921-94) > Andrew Pace (1948-2024)


Nicholas Anthony William Mancroft Garthwaite 1952-2024

 Nicholas Anthony William Mancroft Garthwaite, who died 30 June, 2024, aged 72, was a scion of the Garthwaite baronets.

He was born 26 March, 1952, the son of Anthony William Garthwaite (1917-1972), and his wife the Hon Waveney Mancroft Samuel (1916-1986), scion of the Barons Mancroft; and married in 1982, Caroline C. Willbourne, daughter of Thomas William Willbourne and his wife the former Nellie Adams, by whom he had three sons, Oliver Julian (born 1986), Felix Sebastian (born 1987), and Piers Marcus (born 1990).

Nicholas Garthwaite was a grandson of Sir William Garthwaite, 1st Baronet (cr 1919) (1874-1956), and a grandson of the 1st Baron Mancroft (1872-1942).


Caroline Anne Romaine Dennistoun (nee Long) 1946-2024

 Caroline Anne Romaine Dennistoun (nee Long), died 30 June, 2024. She was 78. She was descended from the Marling baronets.

She was born 4 April, 1946, daughter of Commander Richard Oliver Bruce Long (1914-1982), and his wife the former Marion Charlotte Marling (1915-1978), scion of the Marling baronets; and married 11 November, 1983, Christopher John Dennistoun (born 1949), son of Major John Dennistoun, MBE, and his wife the former Nancy Mary Court (1909-1990), by whom she had issue, a daughter, Felicity Helen (born 21 September, 1985).


Monday, July 15, 2024

Graham-Watson/Edsell engagement

The engagement was announced 15 July, 2024, between Archibald Edward Graham-Watson (born 1990), scion of that landed gentry family, only son of Hugh Colin Graham-Watson (born 1961), of Reswallie, Angus, and his late wife the former Alexandra Mary Scott (1965-2001), & Pollyanna Victoria Edsell (born 1992), only daughter of David Malcolm E.L. Edsell (born 1945), of Worton, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Lucy Elizabeth Armstrong-Payn (born 1952).

Archibald is a descendant of the Barons Spens:

The 1st Baron Spens (1885-1973) > Capt Hon Robert Richard Patrick Spens, MC (1916-1942) > Charmian Helen Spens (b 5 Oct, 1940) > Alexandra Scott (1965-2001) > Archibald Graham-Watson (b 1990)


Saturday, July 13, 2024

Ralli/Revill engagement

The engagement was announced 13 July, 2024, between Charles Roderick Ralli (born 20 July, 1998), scion of the Ralli baronets, elder son of Luke Robert Charles Ralli (born 8 July, 1969), of Cretingham, Suffolk, and his wife the former Alice Walker, & Eleanor Frances M. Revill (born 1998), daughter of David Edward Revill  (born 1966), of Little Witley, Worcestershire, and his wife the former Sara Dawn Noott.


Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Lord George Carnegie to marry Matilda St Aubyn

 The engagement was announced 10 July, 2024, between Lord George William Carnegie (born 23 March, 1992), second son of the 4th Duke of Fife (born 3 May, 1961), of Kinnaird Castle, Brechin, Angus, and the Duchess of Fife (nee Caroline Anne Bunting, born 13 Nov, 1961), and Matilda Elizabeth St Aubyn (born 19 January, 1994), scion of the Barons St Levan, the elder daughter of the late Michael Piers St Aubyn (1959-2002), and his wife the former Astrid Elizabeth Lumey (now Mrs James Findlay), of Watership Down, Hampshire.

Lord George is a third cousin once removed of King Charles III.

 Lord George is descended from the Royal House:-

King Edward VII > Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife > Princess Maud of Fife > the 3rd Duke of Fife > 4th Duke of Fife > Lord George Carnegie

Matilda is descended from the Barons St Levan:-

The 1st Baron St Levan > Hon Lionel St Aubyn > Geoffrey St Aubyn > Michael St Aubyn > Matilda St Aubyn

George and Matilda are related thus:-

Matilda Elizabeth St Aubyn → Michael Piers St. Aubyn (her father) → Lt.-Cdr. Geoffrey Piers St. Aubyn (his father) → Lady Mary Theresa Parker (his mother) → Margaret, Countess of Morley (her mother) → Mary Anne Lindsay (her mother) → Anne Lindsay (her mother) → Sir Coutts Trotter, 1st Baronet (her father) → Archibald Trotter (his father) → Jean Steuart (his mother) → Sir Robert Steuart of Allanbank,1st Baronet (her father) → Helen Stewart (his daughter) → Andrew Elliot, of Greenwells (her son) → Agnes Murray Carnegie (his daughter) → Sir James Carnegie, 5th Baronet (her son) → James Carnegie, 9th Earl of Southesk (his son) → Charles Noel Carnegie, 10th Earl of Southesk (his son) → Charles Carnegie, 11th Earl of Southesk (his son) → James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife (his son) → David Charles Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife (his son) → Lord George William Carnegie (his son)