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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Countess of Dundee (died 2019)

_. The Countess of Dundee, who died at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, 11 March, 2019, was the wife of the 12th Earl of Dundee, a Scottish peer, and a former Conservative Government Whip in the House of Lords.

She was the former Siobhan Mary Llewellyn, daughter of David Llewellyn, of Great Somerford, Wiltshire, and married 19 July, 1979, Alexander Henry Scrymgeour, styled Lord Scrymgeour (born 5 June, 1949), son and heir of the 11th Earl of Dundee (1902-83), by his wife the former Patricia Katharine Montagu Douglas Scott (1910-2012), scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry.

Her husband, a cousin of Sarah, Duchess of York, and of the late Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, succeeded as 12th Earl of Dundee, 29 June, 1983.

The Countess of Dundee is survived by her husband, who was elected to the House of Lords in 1999, and by a son, and three daughters.

A Service takes place at the family home at Birkhill House, Cupar, Fife, 17 March, 2019.


Sir Anthony Scott, 3rd Baronet 1937-2019

_. Sir Anthony Scott, 3rd Baronet, has died at the age of 81.

Anthony Percy Scott was born 1 May, 1937; succeeded his father, Col Sir Douglas Winchester Scott, 2nd Baronet, in 1984; educated at Harrow; Called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1960; married 1962, Caroline Louisa Anne, elder daughter of (William Charles) Edward Bacon, of Mobberley, Cheshire, by whom he had issue, two sons, Henry and Simon, and a daughter, Miranda.

The first baronet, Admiral Sir Percy Scott, devised special mounting for the Naval Gun used for the defence and Relief of Ladysmith, and in China, 1900.

His elder son, Henry Douglas Edward Scott, who was born 26 March, 1964, succeeds as fourth baronet.

A Memorial Service is to take place at All Saints' Church, Little Shelford, near Cambridge, 11 May, 2019.


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Queen confers Earldom of Forfar on the Earl of Wessex

_. Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to confer the Earldom of Forfar upon her youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, on the occasion of the Earl's fifty fifth birthday.

The Earldom in the Peerage of the United Kingdom will be used by Prince Edward when carrying out official duties in Scotland.

In terms of future inheritance, the earldom conferred on Prince Edward follows the usual form of such titles, that is adhering to the rules of primogeniture.

The peerage follows the Viscountcy of Severn and Earldom of Wessex awarded to Edward on his marriage to Sophie Rhys Jones, in June, 1999.

The Earl is now formally HRH The Earl of Wessex and Forfar, following the examples of many other 'double peers' such as the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, the Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield, the Earl of Arundel & Surrey, &c.

It is expected that upon the death of the Queen and Prince Philip that the Earl of Wessex will be created Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Edward is a fifth cousin, albeit nine times removed, of the previous Earl of Forfar, Archibald Douglas, who died in 1715, aged 23, after being mortally wounded at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.

James, Viscount Severn, 11, the Queen's youngest grandson is now heir to the three peerages held by his father.


Friday, March 08, 2019

The Baron Habgood, PC 1927-2019

-. The Rt Rev Lord Habgood, PC, former Archbishop of York, died 6 March, 2019, aged 91.

He was Bishop of Durham 1973-83, and was Archbishop of York, 1983-95, incumbent at York Minster when the catastrophic fire devastated the minster in 1984.

He was created a life peer as Baron Habgood in 1995.

The Rt Rev John Stapylton Habgood was born in 1927, son of Lt-Col Arthur Henry Habgood DSO, by his wife the former Vera Chetwynd-Stapylton (1890-1968) scion of the Viscounts Chetwynd.

He married in 1961, Rosalie Mary Anne Boston (who died in 2011) by whom he had issue, 2 sons and 2 daughters.


Sir Nicholas Powell, 4th Baronet 1935-2019

_. Sir Nicholas Powell, Bt, who died 7 March, 2019, aged 83, was the fourth holder of the baronetcy created in 1897.

Nicholas Folliott Douglas Powell was born 17 July, 1935; succeeded his father, Sir Richard Powell,, 3rd Baronet, MC, in 1980; late, the Welsh Guards; married firstly 1960 (div 1987), Daphne Jean Errington; married secondly, 1987, Davina Hyacinth Berners Allsopp, scion of the Barons Hindlip, cousin of the tv personality Kirstie Allsopp.

Sir Nicholas leaves issue from both his marriages. His son from his first marriage, James Richard Douglas Powell, who was born 17 Oct, 1962, succeeds to the baronetcy.

The first baronet, Sir Richard Powell, KCVO, was Physician Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and George V, and served as Pres of the Royal College of Physicians.


Hon Nigel Parker 1931-2019

_. The Hon Nigel Parker, who died 7 March, 2019, aged 87, was a scion of the Earls of Morley.

Nigel Geoffrey Parker was born 18 Nov, 1931, third son of the Hon John Holford Parker (1886-1955), by his wife the former Hon Marjory St Aubyn, scion of the Barons St Levan, of St Michael's Mount, Cornwall.

He was raised to the rank of the younger son of an earl by Royal Warrant in 1963 following the succession of his elder brother as 6th Earl of Morley in 1962.

Nigel Parker married in 1965, Georgina Jane Devitt (born 1937), scion of the Devitt baronets, by whom he had issue.

Since his brother's death in September, 2015, he had been heir presumptive to his nephew, the 7th Earl of Morley, who is the father of three daughters.

Funeral at St. Mary’s Church, Chiddingfold, on Thursday, 4 April 2019.


Thursday, March 07, 2019

The Baron Davies of Coity, CBE 1935-2019

_. The Lord Davies of Coity, CBE, Labour Co-operative life peer & former trade union leader, died 4 March, 2019, aged 83.

Garfield Davies was born 24 June, 1935. He was General Secretary of USDAW, 1986-97; created a life peer, 1997.


Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Digby Leopold Milo Hirsch (born 2019)

_. Octavia Jessica Hirsch (nee Dickinson, born 1986), wife of Henry James (Harry) Hirsch (born 1985), gave birth to a son, Digby Leopold Milo, 4 March, 2019.

Harry Hirsch is a son of Leopold J Hirsch, by his wife the former Sheila Jean Dickson, and Octavia Hirsch is a daughter of Simon Clervaux Dickinson (b 1948), descended from the Chaytor baronets, by his wife the former Hon Jessica Rosetta Mancroft (b 1954), daughter of the late 2nd Baron Mancroft.


Sir John Miles Huntington-Whiteley, 4th Baronet 1929-2019

-.Sir John Miles Huntington-Whiteley, 4th Baronet, Lieut-Cdr, RNR, died suddenly 19 February, 2019. He was 89. He was a grandson maternally of prime minister Stanley Baldwin.

Born in 1929 son of Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, Bt (1896-1975) by his wife the former Lady Pamela Baldwin (1897-1976), daughter of the prime minister Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG; married 1960, Viktoria Adelheid Clementine Luise Grafin zu Castell-Rudenhausen (born 1935) descended from Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, youngest son of HM Queen Victoria.

He leaves a son and 2 daughters, and is succeeded by his son, Leopold Maurice Huntington-Whiteley, who was born in 1965.


Monday, March 04, 2019

The Lord Bhattacharyya, CBE 1940-2019

Lord Bhattacharyya, CBE, life Baron and Labour peer in the House of Lords, died 1 March, 2019. He was 78.

Sushantha Kumar Bhattacharyya was born 6 June, 1940; appointed CBE in 1997; dubbed a Knight Bachelor in 2003, and raised to the peerage in 2004.

He married in 1981, Brigid Carmel Rabbitt, by whom he had three daughters.


Saturday, March 02, 2019

Carel Maurits Mosselmans (died 2019)

_. Carel Maurits Mosselmans died 1 March, 2019. He was the son of Adriaan Willem Mosselmans, of The Hague; married 1962, the Hon Prudence Fiona McCorquodale (born 1936), daughter of the 1st and last Baron McCorquodale of Newton (1901-71); survived by his wife and two sons, Michael and Fred.

. A funeral will be held in Chelsea in due course for family and close friends. There will also be a memorial service in the near future.