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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hon Patricia Enid Cavendish O'Neill 1925-2019

_. The Hon Patricia Enid Cavendish O'Neill, who died 11 June, 2019, in South Africa, aged 93, was a scion of Cavendish Barons Waterpark.

She was a writer 'The Lion in the Bedroom', and 'A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar' etc.

She was born 30 June, 1925, daughter of Brigadier-General Frederick William Lawrence Shepperd Hart Cavendish [1877-1931], by his wife the former Enid Maud Lindeman, daughter of Charles Lindeman.

Her mother, one of the great beauties of the early 20th century, was four times wed; (1) to Roderick Cameron, (2) in 1917, to Brig-Gen Cavendish, (3) in 1933, as his third wife, to the 1st Viscount Furness [1883-1940], and (4) in January, 1943, as his second wife, the 6th Earl of Kenmare [1891-Sept, 1943].

Pat Cavendish was a sister of the 7th Baron Waterpark [1926-2013].

She married firstly, 30 Sept, 1950 [div 1954], Frank Thomas O'Neill; she married 2ndly, 1 July, 1957 [divorced], Count Aymon de Roussy de Sales [died 2001]; she married thirdly, in 1969, her first husband, Frank Thomas O'Neill.


Harrigan/Straker engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 June, 2019, between Anthony Hart Harrigan IV, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Hart Harrigan III, of Charleston, South Carolina, USA, & Lucy Charlotte Straker, youngest daughter of Reuben Thomas Coppin Straker, of Stonecroft, Hexham, Northumberland, by his wife the former Hon Sophie Henrietta Kimball (b 1960), second daughter of the late Baron Kimball, life peer (cr 1985), by his wife the former June Mary Fenwick, descended from the Dukes of Manchester, &c.

 The mother of the bride-to-be was a schoolfriend and sometime flat-mate of Diana, Princess of Wales.


Saturday, June 08, 2019

Sir John Palmer, 8th Baronet 1926-2019

_. Sir John Palmer, 8th Baronet [created 1791]; retired Director, W.S. Atkins Agriculture, 1979-88, and late the Colonial Service; died 7 June, 2019. He was 92.

John Edward Somerset Palmer was born 27 October, 1926, son of Sir John Palmer, 7th Baronet; succeeded to the baronetcy, 1963; married 1956, Dione Catherine Skinner; one son, Robert, and one daughter, Harriet.

Educated at Canford and the universities of Cambridge and Durham; served in the Colonial Service in Northern Nigeria, 1952-61.

Sir John is succeeded by his only son, Robert John Hudson Palmer, who was born 20 Dec, 1960.

Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Andrew's Church, Feniton, 21 June, 2019.


Friday, June 07, 2019

Rear-Admiral Timothy Bevan, CB 1931-2019

_. Rear-Admiral Timothy Bevan, CB, who died 6 June, 2019, aged 88, was a scion of the Bevans of Trent Park landed gentry family.

He was born 7 April, 1931, son of Thomas Richard Bevan [1890-1970] by his wife the former Margaret Turnure [1896-1974]; married Georgiana Sarah Ann Knight, a granddaughter of the 2nd Baron Monk Bretton, who predeceased him leaving issue, three sons, Tom, Michael and Richard.


Thursday, June 06, 2019

Hon Jean Rosemary Vera Winch [nee Cary] 1928-2019

_. The Hon Jean Winch, who died 5 June, 2019, aged 90, was a scion of the Viscounts Falkland; born 29 Aug, 1928, as the Hon Jean Rosemary Vera Cary, second daughter of the 14th Viscount Falkland [1905-84], by his first wife the former Joan Sylvia Southey [1908-2000]; married 14 Dec, 1950, Capt Henry Herman Evelyn Montagu Winch [who died 1987]; No issue.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Harry William Yorke Grayson [born 2019]

_. Emma Elizabeth Yorke Grayson [nee Madsen, born 1989] wife of Sebastian Paul Grayson [born 1986], scion of the Grayson baronets, gave birth to a son, Harry William Yorke, 4 June, 2019, a brother for Isabella Elizabeth Yorke, who was born 21 February, 2018.

Sebastian is a son of Paul Francis Grayson [born 1965], by Eve Pieri. Emma Grayson is a daughter of Mark Madsen.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Andrew Annandale Sinclair 1935-2019

_. Andrew Annandale Sinclair, the writer and film-maker has died after a short illness, aged 84.

He was born 21 January, 1935, died 30 May, 2019.

He directed the film Under Milk Wood, which featured Richard Burton as the narrator.

His second wife, from 1972 [divorced 1986] was Miranda Seymour [born 1948], scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, daughter of George FitzRoy Seymour [1923-94] by his wife the former Hon Rosemary Nest Scott-Ellis [1922-2017], scion of the Barons De Walden, by whom he had a son, Merlin. He married secondly, 1984, Sonia Elizabeth [nee Graham], widow of the 3rd Baron Melchett.


Muir Mackenzie/Palmer engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 June, 2019, between Archie Robert David Muir Mackenzie [born 17 February, 1989], son of Sir Alexander Muir Mackenzie, 7th Baronet [born 8 Dec, 1955] of Gillingham, Dorset, and Lady Muir Mackenzie [nee Susan Caroline Hayter], of Sherborne, Dorset, & Catherine A. Palmer, daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles Palmer, of Winchelsea, East Sussex, of the Charles Palmer Vineyards.


Theodora Serena Moore-Gwyn [born 2019]

_. Laura Serena Moore-Gwyn [nee Brown, born 1987], scion of the Brown baronets, and wife of George Augustus Joseph Moore-Gwyn [born 1987], scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Theodora Serena, 3 June, 2019.

George Moore-Gwyn is the son of David Moore-Gwyn [born 1947] by the former Alison Frances White, LVO; and Laura is a daughter of James Benedict Brown [born 1956], by his wife the former Patricia Jardine Paterson.


Monday, June 03, 2019

Edome Dita Mallet Du Cros 1924-2019

_. Edome Dita Mallet Du Cros, who died 2 June, 2019, aged 94, was a scion of the Du Cros baronets. She was late of Curry Mallet Manor, Somerset.

She was born 19 October, 1924, daughter of Sir Philip du Cros, 2nd Baronet, by his first wife the former [Matilde] Dita Mallet, scion of that landed family, daughter of Sir Claude Mallet, CMG. . She was unmarried.