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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Joseph Bobby [Joe] Marsham [born 2020]

_. The Hon Lucy Harriet Marsham [nee Beaumont, b 1981], scion of the Viscounts Allendale, and wife of the Hon Michael Julian Marsham [b 1979], scion of the Earls of Romney, gave birth to a son, Joseph Bobby [Joe], 24 July, 2020, a brother for Louis Alexander, who was b 4 Oct, 2014,and for Molly Tessa Cisi,  who was born 1st February, 2017.
The Hon Michael Marsham is a yr son of the 8th Earl of Romney and the Countess of Romney.
The Hon Lucy Marsham is a daughter of the 4th Viscount Allendale and Viscountess Allendale.

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Saunders/Buscombe engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 1 August, 2020, between [Robert] Jack Saunders [born 1988], younger son of Mr Simon P. Saunders, of Bideford, Devon, by his former wife the former Sally Burrough [now Mrs Sally Bate, of Wimbledon], & the Hon Nathalie Jane Buscombe [born 1987], daughter of Mr Philip John Buscombe, by his wife the Baroness Buscombe [born 12 March, 1954], barrister, Conservative member of the House of Lords [Life Peer].


Saturday, August 01, 2020

Ogilvie Thompson/Mali marriage

_. The marriage took place at Holy Cross, Binsted, Hampshire, 18 July, 2020, between Luke Julian Ogilvie Thompson (born 1991), son of the Rev Christopher William Ogilvie Thompson (born 31 August, 1958), of Binstead, Hampshire, by his wife the former Kathleen Jean Blackstock, & Ursa Mali, daughter of Mrs Dora Mali, of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Luke's grandfather, Julian Ogilvie Thompson married 24 July, 1956, the Hon Tessa Mary Brand (b 21 Apr, 1934), daughter of Thomas Brand, 4th Viscount Hampden (1900-65).


Sir John Guinness, Kt, CB 1935-2020

_. Sir John Ralph Sidney Guinness, Kt, CB, who died 27 July, 2020, aged 84, was a scion of the eponymous brewing dynasty, descended from a collateral branch of the Guinness baronets.

Career: He was a former Chairman of the Trinity Group Finance Ltd; Union Discount Co Ltd 1960-61; Overseas Development Institute 1961-62; joined the Foreign Office 1962; Economic Relations Dept, 1962-63; Third Secretary, UK Mission to the United Nations, New York 1963-64; Seconded to the UN Secretariat as Special Assistant to the Dep Under Sec, and later Under Sec for Economic and Social Affairs 1964-66; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1967-69; First Secretary, [Econ] at the British High Commission, Ottawa, 1969-72; Seconded to the Central Policy Review Staff, Cabinet Office, 1972-75; Counsellor, 1974; Alternate UK Rep to the Law of the Sea Conference, 1975-77; Seconded to the CPRS, 1977-79; transferred to the Home Civil Service, 1980; Under-Secretary 1980-83; Deputy Secretary 1983-91; Permanent Secretary 1991-92, Dept of Energy; Chairman, British Nuclear Fuels, 1992-99; Director, Guinness Mahon Holdings, 1993-99; Ocean Group 1993-2000; Mithras Investment Trust from 1994; Governor, Oxford Energy Institute, 1984-92; Chairman, Reviewing Committee on Export of Works of Art from 1995; Member, East Anglia Rgl Committee, NT, 1989-94; Member, Development Committee, National Portrait Gallery, 1994-99; Member, Council BITC, 1992-99; President, Committee, CBI 1997-99 [Member of the Council 1993-97]; Director, UK-Japan 2000 Group, 1995-99; Member of the Advisory Council, Business Div, Prince's Trust, 1999-;  Trustee, Prince's Youth Business Trust, 1992-99; Trustee, Royal Collection Trust from  2001; Governor, Compton Verney House Trust. &c. 

He was appointed CB in 1985, and knighted in 1999. 

He was born 23 December, 1935, son of Capt Edward Douglas Guinness, CBE [1893-1983], by his wife the former Martha Letière Sheldon [1894-1976]. His elder brother was Sir Howard Guinness, Kt, VRD [1932-2019].

He married 15 July, 1967, Valerie Susan North [1937-2014], scion of the North baronets, daughter of Roger North [1901-85], by his wife the former Pamela Susan O'Rorke [1908-97], by whom he had issue, a daughter, Lucy [born 1970], and two sons, Rupert [born 1971], and Peter, who died at the age of 4 in 1978.


Faith/Bell engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1 Aug, 2020, between Guy G.A. Faith, second son of Brigadier Anthony John Faith, OBE [born 1952], of West Burton, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Philippa Barton, of Little Ouseburn, North Yorkshire, and Martha Clare Bell [born 1984], younger daughter of Mr [William] Robert Geoffrey Bell, of Langcliffe, North Yorkshire, by his former wife the Hon Serena Frances Fairfax [born 12 December, 1952], daughter of the 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron [1923-64], by his wife the former Sonia Helen Gunston [died 2017], sometime Lady of the Bedchamber to HM The Queen.


Friday, July 31, 2020

Life peers announced in the Dissolution Honours List [2019]

The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention of conferring Peerages of the United Kingdom for Life upon the undermentioned as part of the Dissolution Honours List 2019.

The Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoughlin CH

The Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP

The Rt Hon Philip Hammond

The Rt Hon Nigel Dodds OBE

The Rt Hon Nicholas Herbert CBE

The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH QC

The Rt Hon Joseph Johnson

The Rt Hon Gisela Stuart

The Rt Hon Frank Field

The Rt Hon Edward Vaizey

Sir Ian Botham OBE

Sir Henry Bellingham

Sir Edward Udny-Lister

Ms Veronica Wadley CBE

Ms Susan Hayman

Ms Lorraine Fullbrook

Ms Kathryn Clark

Ms Claire Fox

Ms Catharine Hoey

Mr Prem Sikka

Mr Neil Mendoza

Mr Michael Spencer

Mr John Woodcock

Mr James Wharton

Mr Ian Austin

Mr Evgeny Lebedev

Mr Daniel Moylan

Mr Charles Moore

Mr Brinley Davies

Mr Anthony Woodley

Mr Andrew Sharpe OBE

Mr Aamer Sarfraz

Dame Nemat (Minouche) Shafik DBE

Dame Louise Casey DBE CB

Dame Helena Morrissey DBE

Colonel The Rt Hon John Mark Lancaster TD VR

Professor Roger Stanley Williams, CBE 1931-2020

_. Professor Roger Stanley Williams, CBE, MD, FRCP, FRCS, who died 26 July, 2020, aged 88, was professor of Hepatology, University of London, Director Institute of Hepatology, University College London Medical School, and Hon Consultant Physician, University College Hospital NHS Trust, &c.

He was born 28 Aug, 1931, son of Stanley George Williams, by his wife the former Doris Dagmar Clatworthy. Married 1stly, 1954 [div 1977] Lindsay Mary Elliott, 2 sons, 3 daughters; married 2ndly, 1978, Stephanie Gay de Laszlo [born 1945], daughter of Group Capt Patrick David de Laszlo [1909-1980], by his wife the former Hon Deborah Hamar Greenwood [1917-80], daughter of the 1st Viscount Greenwood [1870-1948], by whom he had one son and two daughters.


Katherine, Lady Davson [died 2020]

_. Katherine, Lady Davson, who died 26 July, 2020, aged 82, was the second wife and widow of Capt Sir Christopher Michael Edward Davson, 3rd Baronet [1927-2004], late the Welsh Guards.

She was the former Katherine [Kate] Foster, daughter of Ludovic Anthony Foster [1908-1990], of Greatham Manor, Pulborough, Sussex, by his wife the former Pamela Margaret Wilberforce [1909-97], scion of that landed gentry family. She was a granddaughter of Samuel Wilberforce [1874-1954], by his wife the former Katharine Sheepshanks [1881-1963], of that landed family, &c.

She married Sir Christopher Davson, as his second wife, in 1975. Her husband died 21 December, 2004. The marriage was childless.

Lady Davson's step-son is Sir George Davson, 4th Baronet.


Scarratt/Knight Bruce engagement

_. The engagement was announced 31 July, 2020, between Mr Luke Peter R. Scarratt [born 1990], eldest son of His Honour Judge Richard J. Scarratt, by his wife the former Sarah May, and Vita June Knight Bruce [born 1992], youngest daughter of Mr Robin Nigel Cleave Knight Bruce by his wife the former Catrina Mary Bell Finlay [born 16 November, 1959], daughter of Sir Graeme Bell Finlay, 1st Baronet [1917-87].

Vita Knight Bruce's maternal grandfather, Graeme Finlay, Conservative MP for Epping 1951-64, was created a baronet in 1964, one of the last such creations [followed by Denis Thatcher over 25 years later].


Brennan/Cooke engagement

_. The engagement was announced 31 July, 2020, between Mr D. James R. Brennan, son of the late Mr John Brennan and Mrs John Brennan, of Gloucestershire, and Katharine E.M. Cooke, daughter of the Hon Michael Cooke, of County Antrim, and the Hon Mrs Michael Cooke, and a granddaughter of the Baron Cooke of Islandreagh [1920-2007], by his wife the former Alison Sheila Casement [1923-2015], scion of that Irish landed gentry family.


Codrington/Dalrymple marriage

_. The marriage took place in the garden of Quarryford House, Gifford, 25 July, 2020, between Major Hugo C. Codrington, of the Coldstream Guards, scion of that landed gentry family, son of Stephen Mark Codrington [born 1957], of Brightwalton, co Berkshire, by his wife the former Ursula J. Dawson, & Louisa Alice Clare Dalrymple [born 1990], scion of the Earls of Stair, daughter of Andrew David Dalrymple [born 1959], of Gifford, East Lothian, by his wife the former Bryony Winterton Major.


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Hon Mary Elizabeth Jill Daniel 1932-2020

 _. The Hon Mary Daniell [nee Rodd], who died 15 July, 2020, aged 88, was a scion of the Barons Rennell.

She was born 5 February, 1932, daughter of the Hon Francis James Rennell Rodd [1895-1978], by his wife the former Hon Mary Constance Vivian Smith [1901-1981], daughter of the 1st Baron Bicester [1867-1956]. Her father succeeded as 2nd Baron Rennell, 26 July, 1941.

She married firstly, 13 Nov, 1954 [div 1985] Michael William Langan Dunne [born 1928]; married secondly, in 1985, Christopher Bridges Daniell [1929-2012].

She leaves five children from her first marriage.


van Zeller/Smith marriage

_. The marriage took place at Galdessa Lodge, Tsavo East, Kenya, 25 July, 2020, between J.F. [Jonty] van Zeller second son of Nicholas Howard van Zeller, of Hovingham, York, by his wife the former Emma Ward Jones [born 1956], scion of the Jones baronets, & Kirsty M. Smith, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Hugh Smith.


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Francis Esmond 'Franco' Baring 1948-2020

_. Francis Esmond Baring, who died 19 July, 2020, aged 71, was a scion of the eponymous banking family, descended from the Ashburton branch of the family.

He was born 10 Oct, 1948, son of Simon Alexander Vivian Baring [1905-1962], by his 2nd wife the former Pamela Rachel Grant-Sturgis [died 1985].

He married in 1978, Nicolette Mary Irving Muntz [born 1951], daughter of Frederic Alan Irving Muntz, by his wife [nee Strickland], and by her had issue, a daughter, Sophia [born 1980], and a son, Simon [born 1983].

Franco Baring was a great-grandson of the 4th Baron Ashburton [1835-89].


David Lucien Dunn-Yarker 1942-2020

_. David Lucien Dunn-Yarker, who has died in South Africa, was a scion of that landed gentry family, of Leyburn Hall, North Yorkshire. He was born in 1942, son of John Henry Dunn-Yarker, by his wife the former Elizabeth Adrienne Pinching, daughter of Sir Horace Pinching, KCMG.

David had an elder brother, John Horace Luke Dunn-Yarker [1939-2018], and was a twin with his sister, Marion Carolina, who married 7 Feb, 1964, the 18th Earl of Eglinton & Winton [1939-2018].

David Dunn-Yarker married 1stly, Marlene Doreen Laatz; married 2ndly, Cynthia Holtzhausen; married 3rdly, Sharon Sprong. He leaves issue from his first two marriages.


Holliday/Compton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 29 July, 2020, between Thomas Rhys Holliday [born 1992], younger son of Dr Jonathan J.C. Holliday [born 1956], of Windsor, Berkshire, by his wife the former Gwen M. Lewis, & Alexandra Theodosia Compton [born 23 July, 1992], scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, daughter of Richard Clephane Compton [born 18 April, 1957], of Newby Hall, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Lucinda Jane Astell Hohler [born 22 December, 1960], scion of that landed gentry family.

Alexandra Compton is a great-great-great granddaughter of the 4th Marquess of Northampton [1818-97]. Her great-grandfather Maj Edward Robert Francis Compton [1891-1977], of Newby Hall, married Sylvia Farquharson of Invercauld [1899-1950], and their elder son, Alwyne Compton [born 1 May, 1919], succeeded his mother in the clan chieftainship and became Alwyne Farquharson, 16th of Invercauld.


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tessa Rogers-Coltman 1933-2020

 _. Tessa Rogers-Coltman died 24 July, 2020.

She was born in 1933, a daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Harold Bamfield [1899-1975], of North Mytton House, Montford Bridge, Salop, by his wife the former Veronica Grissell [1908-2000], scion of that landed family, of Redisham Hall; married 1955, Charles Hugh Rogers-Coltman [1930-2015], son of Lieutenant-Commander Julian Rogers-Coltman, OBE, RNVR [1898-1944], scion of that landed family, by his wife the former Mary Malet Chapman [1908-2000], of the Chapmans of Donhead House. ___.She leaves issue, Veronica [born 1957], Jane [born 1958], Philip [born 1961] and Emma [born 1966].

Her husband died 20 July, 2015.


Macdonald Johnston/Knowles engagement

_. The engagement was announced 28 July, 2020, between Archie Macdonald Johnston, son of Mr Iain Macdonald Johnston, of Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, by his late wife the former Jessica Marion Hoskyns [born 6 May, 1967]. scion of the Hoskyns baronets, & Megan, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Robin Knowles, of Windsor, Berkshire.

Archie is descended from the Rev Sir John Leigh Hoskyns, 9th Baronet [1817-1911].


India Grace Albertine Finch [born 2020]

_. The Lady Natasha Rose Eleanor Finch [born 1983, nee Rufus Isaacs], wife of [Charles] Rupert Haydock Finch [born 1978], and scion of the Marquesses of Reading, gave birth to a daughter, India Grace Albertine, 27 June, 2020, a sister for Georgia Liberty Andrena, who was born 24 February, 2015, and Cienna Freya, who was born 26 May, 2017.

Rupert Finch is a son of John Haydock Finch by his wife the former Prudence Caroline Lucy Schulman.

Lady Natasha is a daughter of the 4th Marquess of Reading [born 18 May, 1942], by his wife the former Melinda Victoria Dewar [born 1951].


Mallett/Spencer engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between Mr Greg Mallett & the Lady [Katya] Amelia Spencer [born 10 July, 1992], third daughter (twin with her sister Lady Eliza) of the 9th Earl Spencer (born 1964) of Althorp, by his first wife, the former [Catherine] Victoria Lockwood.

Lady Amelia has an older sister, the fashion model Lady Kitty Eleanor Spencer [born 28 Dec, 1990], and a brother, Louis Frederick, styled Viscount Althorp [born 14 March, 1994], and a half-brother from Earl Spencer’s second marriage, the Hon Edmund Charles Spencer [born 6 Oct, 2003], and a half-sister from Lord Spencer’s second marriage, Lady Lara [born 2006], and a half-sister from Earl Spencer’s third marriage, Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer [born 30 July, 2012].

Lady Amelia is a first cousin of the Dukes of Cambridge & Sussex, and is a niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Greg Mallett is the son of David Mallett, a history teacher and former headmaster of Western Province Preparatory School, Cape Town, brother of South African rugby union player and Springboks coach Nick Mallett; their English father was Anthony William Haward Mallett (born 29 Aug, 1924, died 10 Dec, 1994), a schoolmaster (inc. principal, Diocesan College, Cape Town) and cricketer for Oxford University and Kent County Cricket Club, who married in 1949, Vivienne M. Short.

Anthony Mallett was son of Wilfred Howard Mallett [born 1893] by his wife the former Lucy Katleen Honeysett [born 1894], daughter of Edgar William Honeysett, a railway clerk, by his wife, Elizabeth .


Cressida Bonas weds Harry Wentworth-Stanley

_. The marriage has taken place at Cowdray Park, Sussex, of Harry David Wentworth-Stanley [born 1989], scion of that landed family, second son of Nicholas Philip Wentworth-Stanley [born 1954] by his former wife the former Clare Husted Steel [now Marchioness of Milford Haven], & Cressida Curzon Bonas [born 18 February, 1989], the actress, descended from the Earls Howe, daughter of Mr Jeffrey Bonas, by his former wife the former Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon [born 21 February, 1947], daughter of the 6th Earl Howe [1908-1984].

Miss Cressida Bonas is a former girlfriend of HRH The Duke of Sussex, KCVO.


Major-General Lennox Alexander Hawkins Napier, CB, OBE, MC 1928-2020

_. Major-General Lennox Alexander Hawkins Napier, CB, OBE, MC, died 21 July, 2020. He was 92.

He served as Vice Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, & was Inspector of Public Inquiries, 1983-98. MC [1957], OBE [1970], CB [1983].

He was born 28 June, 1928, a scion of the Napier baronets, son of Charles Macnaughton Napier [1896-1967], by his wife the former Dorothy Constance Hall-Dempster [died 1960].

He was a grandson of Lieutenant-Col Sir William Napier, 3rd Baronet [1867-1915], who was killed in action at Gallipoli.

He married 25 July, 1959, Jennifer Dawn Wilson, daughter of Basil Brees Wilson, by whom he had issue, a son, Philip, and two daughters, Joanna and Sally.