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Saturday, June 06, 2020

Sarah Josephine Gibson [nee Wells] 1922-2020

_.Sarah Josephine Gibson, who has died aged 98, was a scion of the Wells baronets.

She was born Sarah Josephine Wells, 10 March, 1922, twin with her brother Oliver, & was the second daughter of Sir [Sydney] Richard Wells, 1st Baronet [1879-1956], MP for the Bedford Div of Bedfordshire, 1922-45, by his wife the former Mary Dorothy Maltby [1886-1956], descended from the Copeland landed gentry family.

Sarah had seven brothers, Charles, Christopher, James, David, George, Thomas and Oliver, and an elder sister, Sydney. Three brothers were killed in action in WWII.

She married 24 June, 1947, Michael Oliver John Gibson (1915-2007) son of Lt-Col Alan Keith Gibson [d 1961], by his wife the former Dorothy Radcliffe Browne, scion of the Brownes of Buckland Fillegh landed family, the yst daughter of Leonard Gilbert Browne.


Skye Philippa Rose Kennard [born 2020]

_. Kiloran Rose Kennard [nee Howard, born 1988], wife of Charles Geoffrey Chandos Kennard [born 1987], and scion of the Earls of Carlisle, gave birth to a daughter, Skye Philippa Rose, 30 May, 2020.

Kiloran is a daughter of Henry James [Jamie] Howard [born 1956], of Ulva, Argyll, by his first & former late wife Philippa Charlotte Balfour Paul [1959-2006], scion of that Scots gentry family.

Charles Kennard is a son of [Jeremy] David Kennard [born 1949], of Bridport, Dorset, by his wife the former Teresa Chandos Lynch [born 1952], and is descended from the Delves Broughton baronets.


Rose Beatrice Elizabeth Dalrymple Hamilton [born 2020]

_. Sarah Elizabeth Dalrymple Hamilton (born 1990, nee Burnford), wife of Major Edward J.R. Dalrymple Hamilton, the Scots Guards (born 1986) scion of the Earls of Stair, gave birth to a daughter, Rose Beatrice Elizabeth, 4 June, 2020, a sister for Arthur Charles North, who was b 6 January, 2019.

Maj Dalrymple Hamilton is the second son of Colonel (North) John Frederick Dalrymple Hamilton, OBE, of Bargany, Ayrshire, by his wife the former Sally-Anne How.

Sarah Dalrymple Hamilton is the elder daughter of Mr Michael J. Burnford, of Itchenor, West Sussex, by his wife the former Anne Carter.


Arthur George Dalmahoy Llewellyn [born 2020]

_. Natalie Julia Llewellyn [nee Palys], wife of Harry Owen Llewellyn [born 1982], gave birth to a son, Arthur George Dalmahoy, 30 April, 2020, a brother for Flora Alexandra Eloise, who was born 25 Jan, 2017.

Harry is a son of Martin William Llewellyn by his former wife the former Maria-Theresa Barlow [born 1953], scion of the Barlow baronets.

Natalie is a daughter of Richard G. Palys and of Scarlett A. von Havan.


Friday, June 05, 2020

Lady Christie 1937-2020

_. Lady Christie, who died 4 June, 2020, aged 83, was the chatelaine of Glyndebourne, presiding over the country opera house with her husband Sir George Christie, CH, head of that landed gentry family.

She was born Patricia Mary Nicholson, 16 May, 1937, daughter of Ivor Peter Nicholson [1891-1937], by his wife the former Patricia Graves Stuart Stoker [1907-96], cousin of the Dracula author, Bram Stoker.

She married 1958, George William Langham Christie [1934-2014], son of Capt John Christie, CH, MC [1882-1962], by his wife the former Grace Audrey Louisa St John-Mildmay [1900-1953], scion of the Mildmay baronets, by whom she had four children, Hector, Augustus [Gus], Ptolomy, and Louise.


Yvonne Marjorie [Eve] Streatfeild, MBE 1919-2020

_. Yvonne Marjorie [Eve] Streatfeild, MBE, who died 31, May, 2020, aged 100, was a scion of the Streatfeild landed gentry family, of Chiddingstone; she was late the MI5, and the library of the Institute for Strategic Studies [MBE], and the Cabinet Office.

She was born in 1919, a daughter of Capt Sir Geoffrey Hugh Benbow Streatfeild, MC [1897-1979], by his wife the former Marjorie Booth [1891-1988], Unm.


Thursday, June 04, 2020

Marina Vere Etta Lennie [born 2020]

_. Leonora Jennifer Lennie (born 1985, nee Howard), wife of Andrew E.M. Lennie, gave birth to a daughter, Marina Vere Etta, 29 May, 2020, a sister for Nicholas Patrick Adam, born 24 July, 2018.

Andrew is the son of J. Athole Lennie, of Carmichael, California, USA. Leonora is a daughter of David Stewart Howard (born 1950), by his wife the former Henrietta Jennifer Pakenham Mahon (born 1956), scion of that Irish landed family, daughter of Major Nicholas Pakenham Mahon (1926-2012), by his wife the former Jennifer Batten.


Roland Timothy Charles Dillon [born 2020]

_. Eleanor Lucy Dillon [nee Wetherilt, born 1995], wife of Charles Augustus Henry Dillon [born 1985], scion of the Viscounts Dillon, gave birth to a son, Roland Timothy Charles, 25 May, 2020.

Eleanor is a daughter of Timothy N. Wetherilt [born 1960], by his wife the former Rosalind A. Pike [born 1965]. Charles Dillon is a son of the Hon Michael Edmond Dillon [b 1957], by his wife the former Henrietta Catherine Elwell [b 1958].

The infant is a great-grandson of the 20th Viscount Dillon [1911-1979].


Doronée Felicia Monypenny of Pitmilly 1942-2020

Doronée Felicia Monypenny of Pitmilly, who died 21 May, 2020, aged 77, was the wife of Peter Monypenny 30th of Pitmilly, head of that landed family.

She was born 21 July, 1942, daughter of Stanley John Campbell, by his wife the former Muriel Blanche Trelawney Pole, and married firstly, 1964 [div], Clive Perkins; married 2ndly, 31 Aug 1974, Maj Peter John Gybbon-Monypenny [born 4 July 1939], 30th of Pitmilly, son of Herbert Reginald Dauphin Gybbon-Monypenny by his wife the former Marjorie Logan Reid.

Doronée Monypenny leaves a daughter, Amanda [born 1967], from her first marriage, and 2 sons, Duncan [born 1975], and James [born 1976], from her second marriage.


Hon Kim Ian Maurice Fraser 1946-2020

_. The Hon Kim Ian Maurice Fraser, who died 30 May, 2020, aged 74, was a scion of the Lords Lovat.

He was born 4 January, 1946, the second son of the 15th Lord Lovat, DSO, MC [1911-1995], 25th Chief of the Clan Fraser, by his wife the former Rosamond Broughton [1917-2012]. 

Kim's father, commander of the Lovat Scouts, 'Shimi' Lovat, the noted commando, led his troops into battle on D-Day buoyed by his personal piper.

Kim Fraser married 18 Oct, 1975, Joanna Katharine North [born 17 Jan, 1953], dau of Major Geoffrey Edward Ford North, MC, by his wife the former Hon Margaret Isolda de Grey [b 14 Aug 1926], daughter of the 8th Baron Walsingham [1884-1965].

Mr Fraser leaves a widow and  three sons.


The 3rd Baron Rea 1928-2020

_. The 3rd Baron Rea died 1 June, 2020. He was 91.

Lord Rea, one of the few hereditary peers to sit in the Lords [having been elected in 1999], was a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Lecturer in Social Medicine at St Thomas's Hospital, &.

[John] Nicolas Rea was born 6 June, 1928, son of the Hon James Russell Rea [1902-54], by his wife the former Betty Marion Bevan [died 1965], and was a grandson of the 1st Baron Rea [1873-1948], a former Liberal MP for Bradford North and later for Dewsbury.

He succeeded as 3rd Baron Rea and 3rd Baronet on the death of his uncle, the 2nd Baron, 22 Apr, 1981.

He married firstly 1951 [div 1991], Elizabeth Anne Robinson; married 2ndly, 1991, Judith Mary Powell.

Lord Rea leaves issue from his first marriage, four sons, and two daughters from another relationship. His eldest son, the Hon Matthew James Rea, born 28 March, 1956, succeeds to the peerage and baronetcy.


Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Lieutenant-Commander Thomas Stackhouse Acton, RN 1925-2020

_. Lt-Cdr Thomas Stackhouse Acton, RN, who died 27 May, 2020, aged 95, was head of that landed gentry family, of Acton Scott. He was born in 1925, son of Richard Charles Acton [formerly Fullerton-Smith] [1882-1970], by his wife the former Joyce Stackhouse Acton [1899-1992]; married 1966, [Ella] Lucy, adopted daughter of Miss I.S. Stavely, of Trevor House, Church Stretton, Shropshire, by whom he had issue, two sons, Capt Francis Stackhouse Acton [born 1967], and Rupert Stavely Acton [born 1969].

His funeral takes place at Acton Scott, 5 June, 2020.


Sir William Pigott-Brown, 3rd Baronet 1941-2020

_. Sir William Pigott-Brown, 3rd [and last] Baronet, champion amateur jockey, aristocrat, nightclub proprietor and man about town, died in Cape Town, South Africa, 1 June, 2020. He was 79.

William Brian Pigott-Brown was born at Windsor, 20 January, 1941, son of Capt. Sir John Hargreaves Pigott-Brown, 2nd Baronet [1913-1942], of the Coldstream Guards, by his wife the former Helen Viola Egerton Cotton.

The Old Etonian inherited £750,000 in 1962 and built the Aston Upthorpe Stud in Oxfordshire. In his horseracing career he rode 74 winners. His biggest win was at Cheltenham in 1961, winning the National Hunt Chase on Superfine.

He succeeded to the baronetcy, 25 December, 1942, when his father was killed in action in Tunisia.

Sir William never married. His baronetcy becomes extinct.


Hoyer Millar/Brantly engagement

_. The engagement was announced 3 June, 2020, between Thomas Christian Hoyer Millar [born 1989], scion of the Barons Inchyra, a son of Christian Gurth Hoyer Millar [born 7 January, 1959], of Yelford, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Philippa Margaret Smith-Tyrrell [born 1959], and Lucy M. Brantly, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jeffrey Brantly, of London and Rio de Janeiro.


Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Horgan/Wills engagement

_. The engagement was announced 2 June, 2020, between Major Rory William Horgan [born 1987], son of Timothy G. Horgan, of Sunninghill, Berkshire, by his wife the former Gillian H. Loane, & Anna Rose Constance Wills [born 23 May, 1990], scion of the Wills baronets, daughter of Richard Arnold Wills [born 5 March, 1962], of Middleton, Hampshire, by his wife the former [Gia] Netta C.C. Morris [born 1962].

Anna Wills is a granddaughter of Capt Arnold Andrew Lyon Wills [1937-98], by his wife the former Hon Elizabeth Anne Cecil [1939-2016], daughter of the 2nd Baron Rockley [1901-76].

Anna Willis is a great-granddaughter of Maj John Lycett Wills [1910-99], by his wife the former Hon Jean Constance Elphinstone [1915-99], daughter of the 16th Lord Elphinstone [1869-1955], by his wife Lady Mary Frances Bowes Lyon [1883-1961], elder sister of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, &c.


Boyle/Ally engagement

_. The engagement was announced 2 June, 2020, between Richard Piers Boyle [born 1988], scion of the Earls of Cork and Orrery, son of the Hon Robert William Boyle [born 1948], by his wife the former Fiona Mary St Aubyn [born 1952], scion of the Barons St Levan, & Ayesha Ally, daughter of Mr & Mrs Dwight Ally.

Richard Boyle is a grandson paternally of the 14th Earl of Cork & Orrery [1916-2003], and a great grandson maternally of the 3rd Baron St Levan [1895-1978], of St Michael's Mount, Penzance.


Nicholas Randolf Kerr Beuttler 1943-2020

_. Nicholas Randolf Kerr Beuttler, who died 28 May, 2020, at Fréjus, was descended from the Earls of Seafield.

He was born in 1943, son of Col. Leslie Brindley Bream Beuttler, OBE [died 1978], by his wife the former Pamela Rosemary Blake. His sister, Caroline Jane [born 1942] was wife of the politician and diarist, the Rt Hon Alan Clark, MP [1928-99], of Saltwood Castle, son of life peer the Baron Clark.

Mr Beuttler leaves a widow, Martine, and two stepsons, Grégory and Stéphan.

He was a great-great-great grandson of the 6th Earl of Seafield [1778-1853].


John Alexander Lindley 1932-2020

_. John Alexander Lindley, who died 27 May, 2020, aged 87, was descended maternally from the Slade baronets.

He was born 20 Oct, 1932, son of Nathaniel Alexander Lindley [1901-75], by his wife the former Barbara Constance Slade [died 1981], and was a grandson of Sir Cuthbert Slade, 4th Baronet [1863-1908].

He married 1964, Sylvia K.C. Hutton [born 1945], dau of Peter Anthony Hutton, of Trebles Holford, Bishop's Lydeard, Taunton, by his wife the former Katharine Mary Sylvia Hanbury, scion of that landed family, of Kingston Maurward, and by whom he had issue, a daughter, Anna Katharine Sylvia, born 1966, and a daughter, Ophelia Barbara S, born 1967.


Susan Jane Morley-Fletcher 1938-2020

_. Susan Jane Morley-Fletcher [nee Hennessy] died 27 May, 2020. She was 82, and a scion of the Barons Windlesham.

She was born 14 May, 1938, daughter of the Hon Frederick Francis George Hennessy [1906-1969], by his wife the former Merritt Jean Longsdon [died 1976], and was a granddaughter of the 1st Baron Windlesham [1877-1953].

She married firstly, 23 July, 1963, Charles Edward Morley-Fletcher [1939-77], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Edward Morley-Fletcher, by his wife the former Elisabeth Gregson, scion of that landed family; married 2ndly, 1999, David L. Pickett [deceased].

She leaves issue from her first marriage, three sons, Michael, Patrick and Frederick, and a daughter, Caroline.


Monday, June 01, 2020

Lady Hudleston [died 2020]

_.Lady Hudleston, who died 26 May, 2020, aged 96, was the second wife, and widow of Air Chief Marshal Sir Edmund Cuthbert Hudleston, GCB, CBE [1908-94].

She was the former Brenda Whalley, daughter of Albert Whalley [1889-1952], by his wife the former Maggie Entwistle [1888-1971]; married 1stly, 1947, Henry J.E. Withrington; married 2nd, 1981, as his 2nd wife, Air Chief Marshal Sir Edmund Hudleston, scion of that landed gentry family. She was widowed in 1994.


Charlie Michael Nesbitt [born 2020]

 _. Hermione Rose Nesbitt [nee Winterton, born 1987], wife of Benjamin Patrick A [Benji] Nesbitt [born 1987], gave birth to a son, Charlie Michael, 27 April, 2020.

Benjamin is a son of David Cosby Patrick Nesbitt [born 1953], by his wife the former Carol Veronica Hunter [born 1956], and Hermione is a daughter of Michael John Willoughby Winterton [born 1956], by his wife the former Olivia Hughes-Onslow [born 1960], descended from the Earls of Onslow.


De Moraville/Pugh engagement

_. The engagement was announced 30 May, 2020, between George Maximilian De Moraville [born 1985], son of John De Moraville [born c 1951], of Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Frances Margarita Barran [born 1958], scion of the Barran baronets, & Louise M. Pugh, daughter of Mr & Mrs Chris Pugh, of Crowborough, East Sussex.

George is descended from the Bailey landed gentry family and the Grenfells [later Barons Grenfell], &c., and is a great-grandson of Sir George Barran, 2nd Baronet [1872-1952]'


Lord Stamp's heir engaged

_. The engagement was announced 30 May, 2020, between the Hon Nicholas Charles Trevor Stamp [born 1978], only son and heir of the 4th Baron Stamp [born 18 Sept, 1935], by his second and former wife, the former Carol Anne Russell, & Teresa Margaret Chung Tsakok [born 1986], eldest daughter of Terence Tsakok and Dr Margaret Chung.

The 2nd Baron Stamp had one of the shortest tenures of a peerage. The 1st Baron Stamp [1880-1941] and his eldest son were killed in the same air raid on London, 16 April, 1941. On 10 Sept, 1941 the House of Lords, with the approval of King George VI, announced that where two persons have died in circumstances rendering it uncertain which of them survived the other, such details should be presumed to have occurred in order of seniority, and that Wilfred [b 1904], succeeded as 2nd Baron, if only briefly. Wilfred was succeeded by his brother, Trevor, 3rd Baron Stamp [1907-87].


Patricia Jennifer Montgomery [nee Antrobus] 1948-2020

_. Patricia Jennifer Montgomery, who died 23 May, 2020, aged 71, was a scion of the Antrobus baronets.

She was born Patricia Jennifer Antrobus, 25 Aug, 1948, daughter of Sir Philip Coutts Antrobus, 7th Baronet [1908-1995], by his wife the former Dorothy Mary Davis.

She married in 1971, Major Michael George Rodgers Montgomery, by whom she had issue, a son, Charles [born 1979], and a daughter, Geraldine [born 1977].


Sunday, May 31, 2020

Birth of a son and heir to the Earl and Countess of Lucan

The Countess of Lucan, wife of the 8th Earl of Lucan, has given birth to a son and heir, Charles Lars John Bingham. The heir apparent to the family title is traditionally styled Lord Bingham.

The Earl of Lucan (born 21 Sept 1967) is the 8th Earl in the Peerage of Ireland, created in 1795, and is Baron Bingham in the Peerage of the UK, created in 1934.

Lord Lucan is the only son Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan (b 18 Dec, 1934, missing since 7 Nov 1974), by his wife the former Veronica Mary Duncan (1937-2017).

The Countess of Lucan is the former Anne-Sofie Foghsgaard (born Dec 1977), only daughter of Danish industrialist Lars Foghsgaard (born 1942),  & his wife Suzanne-Charlotte Foghsgaard, of Spott House, Dunbar.

Following the disappearance of his father (wanted for questioning by the police in connection with the murder of his children's nanny, Sandra Rivett), Mr Justice Morritt, sitting in the Chancery Division of the High Court on 11 Dec 1992, gave the Trustees of the then Lord Bingham liberty to administer the 7th Earl of Lucan's estate under the presumption that he was dead; leave was also granted to have the 7th Earl of Lucan's death sworn in the Family Division of the High Court; following the custom of succession in undisputed Irish peerages, Lord Bingham assumed his father's title as 8th Earl of Lucan and on 8 Dec 1998 he applied to the Lord Chancellor for a writ of summons to the House of Lords as Baron Bingham (a United Kingdom peerage created in 1934 for his great-grandfather) but was refused; it remains open to him to apply to the Registrar of Peerages for inclusion on the Peerage Roll as Earl of Lucan.

A death certificate was issued for the missing 7th Earl in 2018