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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hiscox/Toler engagement

_.The engagement was announced 17 April, 2019, between Henry Charles Hiscox [born 1989] second son of Robert Ralph Scrymgeour Hiscox, of Rainscombe Park, Marlborough, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Lady Julia Elizabeth Meade [born 1953] scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam, & Arabella K. Toler, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Toler [born 1953] of Kelvedon, Essex, descended from the Dukes of Northumberland, via the Heber-Percy family, and Mrs Toler.

Henry Hiscox is a grandson maternally of the 7th Earl of Clanwilliam.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Ottilie India Rose Houssemayne du Boulay [born 2019]

. The Lady Rose Margaret Houssemayne du Boulay (b 1982), scion of the Earls Alexander of Tunis, and wife of James Houssemayne du Boulay, of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Ottilie India Rose, 12 April, 2019, a sister for Wilfred Alexander Leofric, who was  born 4 November, 2017.

Lady Rose Houssemayne du Boulay, is a goddaughter of the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and is the elder daughter of the 2nd Earl Alexander of Tunis (b 30 June, 1935), by his second wife, the former Hon Davina Mary Woodhouse, LVO, sometime Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret.

James Houssemayne du Boulay is the son of Mr Robin Houssemayne du Boulay, by his former wife the former Tanya Theresa Judge (now Lady Lowson, wife since 1979 of Sir Ian Lowson, 2nd Baronet).


Friday, April 12, 2019

Jean, Countess of Carnarvon [1935-2019]

_.Jean, Countess of Carnarvon, who died 11 April, 2019, aged 83, was the widow of ‘Porchy’ the 7th Earl of Carnarvon KBE KCVO [1924-2001], the great friend of Queen Elizabeth II, for many years Her Majesty's racing manager.

She was chatelaine of the magnificent Highclere, the family seat made famous as TV’s Downton Abbey.

She was born in the United States, 29 April, 1935, as Jean Margaret [Jeannie] Wallop, scion of the Earls of Portsmouth, elder daughter of the Hon Oliver Wallop, who made his home in Wyoming, by his American-born wife Jean, daughter of Edward Small Moore, of New York.

She married in New York, 7 January, 1956, Henry George Reginald Molyneux Herbert, then styled Lord Porchester, member of the Queen’s inner circle, and later her racing manager. Her husband succeeded his father as 7th Earl of Carnarvon in 1987, was appointed KBE [1976], and KCVO [1982]; and he died suddenly, 11 September, 2001, the day of the attack on the Twin Towers. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended his funeral at Highclere.

The Dowager Countess of Carnarvon leaves two sons, George, the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, and the Hon Harry Herbert, a sometime squeeze of the young Lady Diana Spencer; and a daughter, Lady Carolyn, wife of the Queen’s current racing manager, John Frederick Rufus Warren.

The funeral takes place at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Highclere, 25 April, 2019.


Una-Mary Parker 1930-2019

_. Una-Mary Parker, the British novelist & journalist, died 11 April, 2019, aged 89. She was the former wife Archibald Henry Parker [1928-94], a cousin of Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles, former husband of the Duchess of Cornwall.

She worked as a journalist on the Daily Mail and London Evening Standard, and was for ten years the social editor of Tatler. She was later a successful novelist.

She was born 30 March, 1930, as Una-Mary Nepean-Gubbins, daughter of Hugh Power Nepean-Gubbins, of Rumbling Bridge Cottage, Dunkeld, Perthsire, and married in 1951 [div 1979] Archie Parker, royal photographer, a scion of the Earls of Macclesfield.

Una Mary Parker leaves a son, Philip, and a daughter, Una-Mary Diana Hobart.


Felix Guy Laurence Horner [born 2019]

_.  The Lady Sarah Horner [nee Villiers] wife of Mr Guy Horner, and scion of the Earls of Clarendon, gave birth to a son, Felix Guy Laurence, 11 April, 2019.

 Guy Horner is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs G. M. Horner, of Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire, and Lady Sarah Katherine Jane Horner [born 1977] is a daughter of the 7th Earl of Clarendon [1933-2009] by his wife the former Jane Diana Dawson.

Lady Sarah is a sister of the current 8th Earl of Clarendon.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dagny Mary MacLean Holland-Martin [died 2019]

_. Dagny Mary MacLean Holland-Martin, who died 10 April, 2019, aged 94, was the wife of Edward Holland-Martin [1900-81], head of a landed gentry family.

She was chatelaine of Overbury Court, a magnificent house, in Gloucestershire, on an estate which includes several villages, in the possession of the Martin family since the days of King George I.

She was a daughter of Major John MacLean Grant and Mrs Horace Webber, and married 28 December, 1955, Edward Holland-Martin, an old Etonian, of Overbury Court, Tewkesbury, son of Robert Holland-Martin, CB. The Martin family were wealthy bankers, founders of the eponymous bank [later merged with Barclays].

Her husband was one of six brothers. The youngest, Christopher Holland-Martin MP, married Lady Anne Cavendish, daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.

Edward [Ruby] Holland-Martin, her husband was a successful steeplechase jockey, but suffered a serious fall in 1952. With his brother he founded the Overbury Stud, and bred a Derby winner, Grundy. Mr Holland-Martin was a governor of the Bank of England.

Mrs Holland-Martin leaves a daughter, Penelope Jane, now Lady Bossom, who was born in 1960.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Alexander James Ash [born 2019]

_. Amanda Claire Ash [born 1984, nee Maitland-Makgill-Crichton] wife of William Ash, gave birth to a son, Alexander James, 9 April, 2019, in the Netherlands, a brother for Annabel Emilia, who was born 29 March, 2017.

Amanda Ash is a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, a daughter of Maj David Edward Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [b 1952], by his wife the former Sheena Anne Callandar [born 1954].


Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Sir Alexander Reid, 3rd Baronet 1932-2019

_. Sir Alexander Reid, 3rd Baronet, former director of Ellon Castle Estates, and Chairman, Clan Donnachaidh Society, died 8 April, 2019. He was 86.

Sir Alexander served as High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, 1987-88, and was a deputy lieutenant of the county.

Alexander James Reid was born 6 December, 1932, son of Sir Edward Reid, 2nd Baronet, KBE, by his wife Tatiana [died 1992], daughter of Colonel Alexander Fenoult, formerly of the Russian Imperial Guard. He succeeded to the baronetcy upon his father’s death, 1972.

His grandfather, James Reid, was Physician in Ordinary to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, and to King George V, and created a baronet in Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee year. He married Queen Victoria’s Maid of Honour, the Hon Susan Baring, a great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Alexander Reid married 15 Oct, 1955, Michaela Ann, daughter of Olaf Kier, CBE, of Cokenach, Royston, Hertfordshire, by whom he had a son, and three daughters.

The baronetcy now passes to his son, Charles Edward James Reid, who was born 24 June, 1956.


Monday, April 08, 2019

Hon Gillian Doreen Marler 1934-2019

_. The Hon Gillian Doreen Marler, wo died 7 April, 2019, was the wife of the Sussex county cricketer Robin Marler, and daughter of the Baron Taylor of Hadfield [1905-95].

She was born in 1934 a daughter of the then Frank Taylor, by his wife the former Evelyn Woodrow. Her father, millionaire founder of the construction company Taylor Woodrow, was created a life peer in 1983 as Baron Taylor of Hadfield.

She married firstly  in 1955, Simon Edward Anthony Kimmins, the Kent County cricketer, son of the playwright Anthony Kimmins, by whom she had four children; married secondly, 1980, Robin Geoffrey Marler (born 1931), the Sussex county cricketer, and sporting journalist.


Sir Simeon Bull, 4th Baronet [1934-2019]

_. Sir Simeon Bull, 4th Baronet [cr 1922, of Hammersmith], sometime senior partner in the legal firm of Bull & Bull, died 7 April, 2019. He was 84.

Simeon George Bull was born 1 August, 1934, son of Sir George Bull, 3rd Baronet, by his wife the former Gabrielle Jackson; succeeded to the baronetcy on his father’s death, 1986; married 1961, Annick Elizabeth Renee Genevieve [died 2000], daughter of Louis Bresson, of Chandai, France; one son, two daughters.

Sir Simeon is succeeded by his only son, Stephen Louis Bull, who was born 5 April, 1966.