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Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Baroness Falkender, CBE 1932-2019

_. The Baroness Falkender, who died 6 February, 2019, aged 86, was Private and Political Secretary to the Rt Hon Harold Wilson, MP, 1956-83 (at 10 Downing Street 1964-70 and 1974-76); she was born 10 March 1932 as Marcia Matilda Field, daughter of Harry Field (1902-72) by his wife the former Dorothy Matilda Falkender Cowley (1902-78); she married 1955 (div 1960) George Edmund Charles Williams.

She was appointed CBE in 1970.

Marcia Williams, as she then was, changed her surname by deed poll to Falkender in 1974, in which year she was created a life peer as Baroness Falkender, of West Haddon, in Northamptonshire.

Lady Falkender had two sons from a relationship with Walter Terry, sometime political editor of the Daily Mail.


The 6th Earl of Normanton 1945-2019

_. The 6th Earl of Normanton died 13 February, 2019. Lord Normanton, of Somerley, near Ringwood, Hampshire, was the sixth holder of the Irish peerage created in 1806. He was also Viscount Somerton, in the peerage of Ireland, Baron Mendip[ in the peerage of Gt Britain, Baron Somerton in the Irish peerage, and Baron Somerton in the peerage of the UK. He was 73.

Shaun James Christian Werlbore Ellis Agar was born 21 August, 1945, son of the 5th Earl of Normanton (1910-67), by his wife the former Lady Fiona Pratt (died 1985), daughter of the 4th Marquess Camden, by his wife Lady Joan Nevill, daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny.

He succeeded to the family honours on his father's death, 28 January, 1967.

He married firstly, 29 Apr 1970 (div 2000) Victoria Susan Beard (now Mrs Timothy Chadwick); married secondly, Rosalind Bernice Nott (who died 2011). He announced his engagement in 2016 to Mrs Diana de Uphaugh.

Lord Normanton leaves a son and two daughters from his first marriage. The son, James Shaun Christian Welbore Ellis Agar, styled Viscount Somerton (born 7 Sept, 1982), succeeds to the peerages. He is married to Lady Lucy Alexander, daughter of Earl Alexander of Tunis.


Lewis/Cecil engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 February, 2019, between David O. Lewis, elder son of Mr & Mrs Richard Lewis, of Queen's Park, London, & Georgiana Helen Amherst Cecil (born 4 June, 1979), scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney, daughter of the Hon Anthony Henry Amherst Cecil (b 1 Apr, 1947), of Compton Abbas, Dorset, by his wife the former Jane Elizabeth Holbrook.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Amherst of Hackney (1912-80), by his wife the former Margaret Clifton Brown.


Baring/Fomina engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 February, 2019, between Thomas Edward Joseph Baring (born 1979), scion of the banking dynasty of that name, son of Mr Oliver Alexander Guy Baring (b 8 September, 1944), of Madrid, by his former wife the former Veronica Henderson (born 29 July, 1946), of Cawdor, Scotland, & Yulia Fomina, eldest daughter of Mr Mikhail Fomin and Mrs Irina Fomina, of Sochi, Russia.

Tom Baring is a scion of the Barons Ashburton. His mother, Mrs Veronica Baring is a scion of the Barons Faringdon.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Douglass/Sebag-Montefiore engagement

_. The engagement was announced 14 February, 2019, between Harry A.B. Douglass, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Robin Douglass, of Matfen, Northumberland, & Laura Rose Sebag-Montefiore (born 1984), scion of that landed gentry family, younger daughter of Charles Adam Laurie Sebag-Montefiore (born 25 Oct, 1949) of Putney, London, by his wife the former Pamela Mary Diana Tennant (b 5 June, 1953) scion of the Tennant baronets now represented by the Barons Glenconner.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Lady Elizabeth Ann Mary Hornsby 1921-2019

_.The Lady Elizabeth Hornsby (nee Rufus Isaacs) who died 9 February, 2019, aged 97, was a scion of the Marquesses of Reading, born in 1921, daughter of the 2nd Marquess (1889-1960) by his wife the former Hon Violet Mond (1895-1973), scion of the Barons Melchett; married 1945, Major Derek Francis Hornsby (1920-71) who was a grandson maternally of the 2nd Baron Belper, by whom she had issue.

The funeral takes place ar Golders Green Crematorium, 19 Feb, 2019.


Horatio Valentine Christopher Alessandro Hicks (born 2019)

_. Kathryn Anne (Katalina) Hicks (nee Sharkey, born 31 Dec, 1981) estranged second wife of Ashley Louis David Hicks (born 18 July, 1963) scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma, gave birth to a second son, Horatio Valentine Christopher Alessandro, 12 February, 2019, a brother for Caspian.

Ashley Hicks, a grandson of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, is a godson of the Duke of Edinburgh. He is a son of the late David Hicks by his wife the former Lady Pamela Mountbatten (born 1929).


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Baroness Carver 1923-2019

_. The Baroness Carver, who died 11 February, 2019, aged 95, was the widow of Field Marshal The Baron Carver, GCB, CBE, DSO, MC (1915-2001).

She was the former Edith Lowry-Corry, born in 1923, scion of the Earls of Belmore, daughter of Lt-Col Sir Henry Charles Lowry-Corry, MC (1887-1973), by his wife the former Betty Alice Adeline Proby (died 1978), descended from the Dukes of Abercorn. She married Michael Carver in 1947. He served as Chief of the General Staff (professional head of the British Army) 1971-73, and Chief of the Defence Staff, 1973-76. He was appointed a Field Marshal in 1973, & created a life peer in 1977. He died 9 Dec, 2001.

She leaves issue, Susanna, Andrew, Alice and John.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St. Andrew’s Church, Meonstoke, Hampshire, 1 March. 2019. 

Clowes/Shephard engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 Feb, 2019 between Toby Harry Somerset Clowes (born 1990) son of George Mark Somerset Clowes (born 1954) of West Woodhay, Berkshire, by his wife the former Lady Rose Nevill (born 1950), & Olivia Sasha Shephard (born 1991), daughter of Miles J Shephard (born 1962) of Kingston upon Thames, by his wife the former Alexandra M Stringer (born 1963).

Toby Clowes is a grandson maternally of the 5th Marquess of Abergavenny, KG (1914-2000) and of Patricia Marchioness of Abergavenny, DCVO (1915-2005), Lady of the Bedchamber to HM The Queen.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Peter Kennaway Arbuthnot 1930-2019

_. Peter Kennaway Arbuthnot, who died 9 February, 2019, aged 88, was a scion of the Arbuthnot baronets. He served as a Lieut, Royal Navy.
He was born 21 September, 1930, son of Capt Ernest Kennaway Arbuthnot (1876-1945), by his second wife the former Gladys Mann (who died in 1946), and was a yr brother of Lieut-Cdr John Kennaway Arbuthnot (1927-98); married 11 May, 1957, Mia Nevile, daughter of Maj Percy Montague Nevile, of Skelbrooke, Co York, by whom he had issue, one son. He adopted 2 daughters.
The funeral takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Lower Beeding, 6 March, 2019.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Geoffrey Charles Martineau Lupton (d 2019)

_. Geoffrey Charles Martineau Lupton, late the Hong Kong Government service, who died 30 January, 2019, aged  88, was a kinsman of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

He was a son of Hugh Ralph Lupton (1893-1983), of Dunmow, Essex, by his wife the former Marjorie Edith Joyce Ransome (1892-1970), sister of the writer Arthur Ransome.

He married Colina MacDougall, daughter of Sir Railbeart MacDougall, KCMG, CIE (1892-1949), of the Indian Civil Service, by whom he had issue, two sons Martin & David. The younger son, Dr David Lupton, married in 1999, Rosamund Orde-Powlett, a granddaughter of the 6th Baron Bolton.

The funeral takes place 18 February, 2019, at St Mary Magdalene Church, Richmond, Surrey.


Friday, February 08, 2019

Caspar and Georgie Lamb (born 2019)

_. Laura Sunniva Lamb (nee Ward, born 1984), wife of Joshua Thomas Richard Lamb (born 1983), gave birth to twins, Caspar Alexander John and Georgie Thomas Richard, 7 February, 2019, brothers for Fergus Martin Maxwell (b 2013), and Matilda Hersey (born 2016).

Josh Lamb is the son of Martin A.B. Lamb, of Stockleigh English, Devon, by his wife the former Elizabeth C. Martineau.

Laura Lamb is a daughter of Maxwell Bernard Colin Ward (b 1949), scion of the viscounts Bangor, and Lady Sarah Marsham (b 1954), sister of the 8th Earl of Romney.


Felix Amager Naylor-Leyland (born 2019)

_.Alice Naylor-Leyland (nee Dawson) wife of Thomas Philip (Tom) Naylor-Leyland (born 1982) scion of the Naylor-Leyland baronets, gave birth to a son, Felix Amager, 24 January, 2019, a brother for William (b 2012) and for Nancy (b 2015).

Thomas  is the son and heir of Sir Philip Vyvian NAYLOR-LEYLAND 4th Bt (b 1953) and Lady Isabella LAMBTON (b 1956, gd of 5th Earl of DURHAM (1884-1970)). 

Tom wed in 2011 Alice Moffat Amager d of Paul DAWSON of Cologny, Geneva.