Saturday, August 13, 2022

Lucinda Katrina Watt [nee Janson] 1961-2022

 Lucinda Katrina Watt [nee Janson], who died 27 July, 2022, aged 61, was a scion of the Earls of Portsmouth.

Lucinda Katrina Janson was born 7 May, 1961, second daughter of Jonathan Michael Janson [1930-2015], and his wife the former Mary Wallop William-Powlett [1936-2021]; and married 1991, Andrew Peter Watt, son of Commander Alexander Strachan Watt, RN, by whom she had 2 daughters, Georgiana and Arabella.


Noel Frederick Augustus Page-Turner, DL 1934-2022

 Noel Frederick Augustus Page-Turner, DL, who died 8 August, 2022, aged 88, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born 6 May, 1934, second son of Frederick Ambrose Wilford Page-Turner [1882-1936], head of that family, by his wife the former Margaret Farndson Morris; and married 17 September, 1960, Christine Mary Tetley, the youngest daughter of Robert Francis Tetley, of Beechfield, Boston Spa, Yorkshire, by whom he had two sons, Edward [b 26 Sept, 1961] and Gregory [b 28 Apr, 1964], and a daughter, Cassandra [born 16 June, 1966, who married David Pleydell-Bouverie, scion of the Earls of Rador]


Whitelaw/Packe engagement

The engagement was announced 13 August, 2022, between Stuart P. Whitelaw, son of Mr Gavin Whitelaw and Mrs Patricia Whitelaw, and Olivia Aloÿse Hester  Packe [born 11 August, 1984], scion of the Packe-Drury-Lowe landed gentry family, daughter of Mr Andrew James Packe [born 11 January, 1951], and his wife the former Aloÿse Anne Blackie.

Olivia Packe descends from the Ogilvy baronets:-

Col Sir Reginald Ogilvy, 10th Baronet > Gilbert Francis Molyneux Ogilvy > Katharine Olivia Mary Ogilvy > Andrew James Packe > Olivia Packe


Lyons/Lea engagement

 The engagement was announced 13 August, 2022, between Alistair Lyons, youngest son of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Lyons, of Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, and Hannah Emily Doris Lea [born 1994], eldest daughter of Piers E. Lea [born 1961], of London, by his wife the former Annabel Carol Fox [born 1962].

Hannah Lea descends paternally from the Smith-Dorrien-Smith landed gentry family, and descends maternally from the Earls of Erne.

The 3rd Earl of Erne [1802-85] > Col the Hon Charles Crichton [1841-1918] > Maj Hubert Francis Crichton [1874-1914] > Doris Madeline Crichton [1904-93] > Carol Esther Pease [b 1932] > Annabel Carol Fox [b 1962] > Hannah Lea [b 1994]


Friday, August 12, 2022

Wolfe Albert Henry Hopkinson [born 2022]

Jemima Elizabeth Hopkinson [née Radcliffe, born 1994], wife of Frederick Henry Hopkinson [born 1985], gave birth to a son, Wolfe Albert Henry, 21 June, 2022.

Frederick Hopkinson is a son of Adrian T. Hopkinson [born 1953], of Norton Lindsey, Warwickshire, and his wife the former Clare Diana Birch Reynardson [born 1954], scion of that landed gentry family.

Jemima Hopkinson is a daughter of Michael R. Radcliffe [born 1949], of Cound, Shropshire, and his wife the former Alexandra Jones.

The infant descends from the Ponsonby Barons De Mauley:-

The 2nd Baron De Mauley > Hon Edwin Ponsonby > Diana Ponsonby > William Birch Reynardson > Clare Birch Reynardson > Frederick Hopkinson > Wolfe Hopkinson


Hogg/Ponsonby engagement

 The engagement was announced 12 August, 2022, between Andrew A.J. Hogg, younger son of the late [Adam] Ronald Hogg, CBE [1951-2019], and Mrs Jane Hogg, of Chester-le-Street, County Durham, & Alice Elizabeth Ponsonby [born 1988], only daughter of Sir Charles Ashley Ponsonby, 3rd Baronet [born 10 June, 1951], of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Mary Priscilla Bromley-Davenport [born 13 September, 1951], scion of that landed gentry family.


Sewell/Garbutt engagement

 The engagement was announced 12 August, 2022, between Henry Alexander Sewell [born 4 May, 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, elder son of [Charles] Percy Sewell [born 22 Dec, 1958], of Oxhill, Warwickshire, and his wife the former Alice Louise Esther Margot Huntington-Whiteley [born 22 July, 1961] scion of the baronets of that name, & Roberta Lois Carla Garbutt [born Norwich, March, 1993], daughter of Leo Garbutt, of Grenada, West Indies, and Mrs Garbutt [nee Lilian Ramdhanny].

Henry Sewell is descended from Queen Victoria:-

Queen Victoria > Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany > Prince Charles, Duke of Albany & Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha > Princess Caroline Matilde of Saxe-Coburg > Viktoria Gräfin zu Castell-Rüdenhausen > Alice Huntington-Whiteley > Henry Sewell

Henry also descends from the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin:-

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG > Lady Pamela Baldwin > Sir John Huntington-Whiteley, 4th Baronet > Alice Huntington-Whiteley > Henry Sewell


Joanna Mary Jamieson 1935-2022

 Joanna Mary Jamieson (nee Woodall), died 1 August, 2022, aged 87. She was the widow of Major David Auldjo Jamieson, VC, CVO [1920-2001].

Jamieson won the Victoria Cross for the magnificant leadership and courage he displayed in the desperate battle for the bridgehead on the River Orne in Normandy, which had been gained in August 1944 by the men of The Royal Norfolk Regiment during the breakout after the D-Day landings. In a dangerous period, during which his company was repeatedly assaulted by overwhelmingly powerful German armoured forces, Jamieson kept a cool head and displayed resolve and tactical skills which, over a period of 36 hours, held the Norfolk's hard-won position and eventually repulsed the enemy's tanks.

Joanna Mary Woodall was born in London in 1935, daughter of Edward Corbet Woodall [1903-1972], and his wife the former Janet Inez Crawley [1906-1964]; and married firstly, 30 April, 1955 [div 1968], the Hon Richard Archer Alan Windsor-Clive [1928-2014], second son of the 2nd Earl of Plymouth [1889-1943], and his wife the Lady Irene Corona Charteris [1902-89], daughter of the 11th Earl of Wemyss [1857-1937]. She married 2ndly, in 1969, as his second wife, Maj David Jamieson,VC [born 1 Oct, 1920], son of Sir Archibald Auldjo Jamieson.

Mrs Jamieson leaves issue from her first marriage, a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Cathryn.


Thursday, August 11, 2022

Sir Edward Hulse, 10th Baronet, DL 1932-2022

 Sir Edward Hulse, 10th Baronet, DL, died 5 August, 2022. He was 89.

Edward Jeremy Westrow Hulse was born 22 November, 1932, son of Sir [Hamilton] Westrow Hulse, 9th Baronet [1909-1996], and his 1st wife the former Philippa Mabel Taylor; and succeeded to the baronetcy [created GB, 1739], on his father's death, 10 April, 1996.

Sir Edward, of Brearmore House, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire, was a Captain, Scots Guards, stockbroker, a deputy lieutenant for Hampshire, and and High Sheriff of Hampshire, 1978.

He married 9 Oct, 1957, Verity Ann Pilkington, daughter of William Lee Pilkington, by whom he had issue, a son, Michael and a dauhter, Camilla. The baronetcy now passes to his son, [Edward ] Michael Westrow Hulse, who was born 10 September, 1959.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

William Anthony Jepson-Turner 1985-2022

 William Anthony Jepson-Turner died 28 July, 2022, aged 36.

He was born in 1985, son of Anthony William Jepson-Turner and his wife the former Lucy Katherine Bradford, and was descended from the Lucas-Tooth baronets.

Maj Sir Archibald Lucas-Tooth, 2nd Baronet > Rosemarie Helen Lucas-Tooth > Anthony William Jepson-Turner > William Anthony Jepson-Turner [d 2022]


Agass/Douglas engagement

 The engagement was announced 9 August, 2022, between Samuel David Agass [born 1991], son of Robert A. Agass, of Clifton, Bedfordshire, and his late wife the former Jayne Elizabeth Ford [1956-2013], and the Lady Jennifer Mary Douglas [born 29 March, 1991], younger daughter of the 22nd Earl of Morton [born 17 January, 1952], of Dalmahoy, Edinburgh, and the Countess of Morton [nee Amanda Kirsten Mitchell].


Lady Owen 1928-2022

 Lady Owen, who died 4 August, 2022, aged 93, was the widow of Sir John Arthur Dalziel Owen [1925-2010], a Judge of the High Court.

Valerie Ethell was born in 1928, daughter of William Ethell [1897-1987], and his wife the former Emily Alberta Dale [1904-92], and married John Owen in 1952. Her husband died 9 Dec, 2010.

Lady Owen leaves a son, [James] Alexander [born 1966], and a daughter, Melissa [born 12 Nov, 1960], who married 1 June, 1985 [div 1997], the Hon Michael-John Ulick Knatchbull [born 24 May, 1950], second son of the 7th Baron Brabourne [1924-2005], and his wife the [2nd] Countess Mountbatten of Burma [1924-2017], who held the peerage in her own right, daughter of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma [1900-79], and the Hon Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley [1901-60].


Hon Mrs Judith Ann Plunket [née Power] c1939-2022

 The Hon Mrs Judith Ann Plunket, who died at Harare, Zimbabwe, 1 August, 2022, aged 83, was the mother of Lord Plunket, the 9th Baron.

Judith Ann Power was born c 1939, daughter of Gerard Patrick Power [1894-1954], of Lapworth, Warwickshire, and his wife the former Margaret Alice Clinton [1908-1988]; and married 14 December, 1961, as his first wife, the Hon Shaun Albert Frederick Sheridan Plunket [1931-2012], third son of the 6th Baron Plunket [1899-1938], and his wife the former Dorothé Mabel Lewis [1900-1938].

The 6th Baron and his wife both died in a plane crash in California, 24 February, 1938, and the Plunket children were brought up by his sister, the Hon Helen Rhodes, and her husband, Arthur.

Her husband's brother were the 7th Baron [1923-75], and the 8th Baron [1925-2013].

Mrs Plunket leaves a son, Tyrone Shaun Terence Plunket, the 9th Baron [born 5 Feb, 1966], and a daughter, the Hon  Loelia Dorothée Alexandra Plunket [born 26 Apr, 1963].


Tuesday, August 09, 2022

The 21st Earl of Suffolk & 14th Earl of Berkshire 1935-2022

 The Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, a peer for 81 years, a 'man about town' beloved by newspaper columnists in his hey day, died 5 August, 2022. He was 87.

Michael John James John Robert [Mickey] Howard was born 27 March, 1935, the son of the 20th Earl of Suffolk, GC [1906-1941], and his wife the former Mimi Forde-Pigott [who died 22 Feb, 1966], and was styled Viscount Andover until the death of his father, who was killed defusing an unexploded enemy bomb, 12 May, 1941, aged 35, and awarded a posthumous George Cross.

He succeeded to a string of English peerages - the Earldom of Suffolk [created in 1603], the Earldom of Berkshire [created in 1625], the Viscountcy of Andover [created 1621/22], and the Barony of Howard of Charlton [created with the Viscountcy of Andover], the last territorial designation taken from the family seat, at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Lord Suffolk & Berkshire was thrice married; firstly, 1 Oct, 1960 [div. 1967] Mme Simone Paulmier, former wife of Michel Paulmier, and daughter of Georges Litman, of Paris, France. He married 2ndly, 22 September, 1973 [div 1980], Anita Robsahm Fuglesang [later, from 1984, Countess of Harrington, wife of the 12th Earl of Harrington], daughter of Robin Robsahm Fuglesang, of Lacock, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Wendy Whitehead. He married 3rdly, 15 Dec, 1983, Linda Jacqueline, Viscountess Bridport [born 1950], former wife of the 4th Viscount Bridport, and daughter of Lt-Col Vincent Rudolph Paravicini, of Nutley Manor, Basingstoke, co Hampshire, and his wife [nee Swinnerton-Dyer].

From his first marriage he had a daughter, Lady Lucinda, who died in infancy, in 1962' from his second marriage he leaves a son, Alexander [born 1974], and a daughter, Lady Katherine [born 9 Apr, 1976], and from his 3rd marriage he leaves two daughters, Lady Philippa [born 1985], and Lady Natasha [born 1987]. His only son, Alexander Charles Michael Winston Robsahm Howard, styled Viscount Andover [born 17 September, 1974], succeeds as 22nd Earl of Suffolk, and 15th Earl of Berkshire.

Clementine Soames [born 2022]

Antonia Lucy Diana Soames [née Harington, born 1991 ], wife of Arthur Christopher Soames [born 1990], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Clementine, 5 August, 2022.

Antonia Soames, a scion of the Harington baronets, is a goddaughter of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and a cousin of Kit Harington, the Game of Throne actor, daughter of Jonathan Edward McCalmont Harington [born 14 March, 1955], of Barnwell, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Susan Antonia Fenwick [born 1960], a school friend of the then Lady Diana Spencer.

Arthur Soames, is a son of the Hon Rupert Christopher Soames [born 18 May, 1959], of Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Camilla Rose Dunne, scion of that landed family, amd is a grandson of the late Baron Soames [1920-87], and a great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, KG [1874-1965]


McCauley/Abrahams engagement

 The engagement was announced 9 August, 2022, between Jake McCauley, eldest son of Mr Graham McCauley, and Ms Julie-Ann Madsen, of Gold Coast, Australia, and Harriet Laila Abrahams [born 1988], daughter of Colonel [Sidney] Anthony George Abrahams [born 1951], of Colmworth, Bedfordshire, andhis wife the former Katherine Helen Anne Chetwynd-Talbot [born 8 March, 1957], scion of the Talbot Earls of Shrewsbury.


April Eileen Strang Steel [nee Studd] 1949-2022

 April Eileen Strang Steel [nee Studd] died 4 August, 2022. She was a kinswoman of the Studd baronets.

She was born in 1949, a daughter of Aubrey Fairfax Studd [1914-2003], and his wife the former Katharine Elpseth Harrison-Wallace, she married 24 October, 1970, Colin Brodie Strang Steel [born 2 June, 1945], scion of the Steel baronets, a younger son of Sir Fiennes William Strang Steel, 2nd Baronet [1912-92], and his wife the former Joan Ella Brodie Henderson [1916-1982], by whom she had issue, three sons, James [b 1973], Alistair [b 1975], and Peter [born 1977].


Maj. Alexander Richard Trotter, 14th of Mortonhall and 5th of Charterhall, CVO 1939-2022

 Major Alexander Richard Trotter, 14th of Mortonhall and 5th of Charterhall, CVO, died 3 August, 2022. He was 83.

Major Trotter, Scottish chieftain, late the Royal Scots Greys, was Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire, 2000-2014, and appointed CVO, in 2013.

He was born 20 February, 1939, son of Maj. Henry Redvers Trotter, 13th of Mortonhall and 4th of Charterhall [1902-1962], a grandson maternally of the 15th Earl of Eglinton, and his wife the former Rona Margaret Murray; and married 1 June, 1970, Julia Henrietta Greenwell [born 2 February, 1946], daughter of Sir Peter McClintock Greenwell, 3rd Baronet [1914-78], and his wife the former Jean Henrietta Rose Haig-Thomas [1920-2010], by whom he had issue, three sons, Henry, Edward and Rupert. The eldest son, who was born 27 March, 1972, becomes 15th of Mortonhall and 6th of Charterhall, he is married to Catherine Cameron, a granddaughter of a Marquis of Lothian. The youngest son, Rupert, is married to Lady Louisa Montagu Douglas Scott, daughter of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry.


Monday, August 08, 2022

James Brian Winnington-Ingram 1959-2022

 James Brian Winnington-Ingram, who died 24 July, 2022, aged 62, was a scion of the Winnington baronets, descended from Sir Edward Winnington, 2nd Baronet.

He was born 1 September, 1959, son of Gerald Newell Winnington-Ingram [1935-89], and his wife the former Lillian Tremblay [who died 1972].

Aurelia Isabella Tara Frances Tress Adams [born 2022]

 Lavinia Cordelia Frances Tress Adams [nee Kortlang, born 5 May, 1982] wife of Christopher Leonard Adams [born 28 July, 1964], gave birth to a daughter Aurelia Isabella Tara Tress, 19 July, 2022.

The infant descends from the Barry baronets:-

Maj Sir Rupert Barry, 4th Baronet > Tara Barry > Lavinia Kortlang > Aurelia Adams


Humphrey Chetwynd-Talbot 1930-2022

 Humphrey John Patrick Chetwynd-Talbot, who died 2 August, 2022, aged 92, was a scion of the Talbot Earls of Shrewsbury.

He was born 11 January, 1930, a son of Maj. Patrick Gilbert Murray Chetwynd-Talbot [1905-1979],and his wife the former Audrey Guthe [1906-1995], scion of that landed gentry family; & married 11 Apr, 1953, Anne Jukes-Hughes, daughter of Capt Edward Jukes-Hughes, CBE, RN [1883-1966], and his wife the former Dorothy Noel Turner [1896-1982], by whom he had issue, three daughters, Katherine, Jennifer & Annabel.


Saturday, August 06, 2022

Michael Wordsworth 1942-2022

 Michael Wordsworth died in Portugal, 29 July, 2022, aged 79.

He was born 22 October, 1942, son of Lieutenant-Col. John Gordon Wordsworth, OBE [1913-95], and his wife the former Doreen Butler-Henderson [1920-2015], scion of the Barons Faringdon. He married in 1966, Christine Stella Lear [born 1943], daughter of Arthur Frederick J Lear [1910-68], and his wife the former Amy Stella Pridham [1904-82], by whom he had issue, a son, Giles Patrick John [b 1969], and a daughter, Zara Caroline [born 1972].

Alexander Henderson, 1st Baron Faringdon > Hon Eric Brand Butler-Henderson > Doreen Butler-Henderson > Michael Wordsworth


Colville/Pettit engagement

The engagement was announced 6 Aug, 2022, between Alexander Keith Colville [born 1993], son of Mr Jeffrey Rex Colville [born 1956], of Englefield Green, Surrey, and Mrs Colville [nee Price], & Olivia G.B. Pettit, daughter of Timothy John Pettit [born 1959], of Godalming, Surrey, and his wife the former Susan J Butterfield.

Olivia Pettit's aristocratic ancestry:-

George North, 3rd Earl of Guilford > Susan, Baroness North > William North, 11th Baron North > Hon Susan Georgina North > Col. John Sidney North FitzGerald > Georgiana Mary FitzGerald > Timothy John Pettit > Olivia Pettit



Patricia, Baroness Foley 1925-2022

Patricia, Baroness Foley, who died in London, 27 July, 2022, aged 96, was a former wife of the 8th Baron Foley.

She was born in 1925, daughter of Joseph Zoellner III, of Pasadena, California, and married firstly, Minor de Meek, and married 2ndly, 23 December, 1958 [div. 1971], as his first wife, the 8th Baron Foley [born 9 Aug, 1923], composer and pianist, son of the 7th Baron Foley [1898-1927], and his wife the former Minoru Greenstone [died 1968], daughter of Henry Greenstone, of Johannesburg, South Africa.

The 8th Baron Foley died 12 Feb, 2012. Lady Foley leaves two children from her marriage to Lord Foley, the Hon Alexandra Mary Foley [born 3 Apr, 1960], and Thomas Henry Foley, the 9th Baron [born 1 Apr, 1961].


Warner/Milne engagement

 The engagement was announced 6 August, 2022, between Charles Thomas Courtenay Warner [born 30 September, 1989], son and heir of Sir Philip Courtneay Thomas Warner, 4th Baronet [born 3 April, 1951], of Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Penelope Anne Elmer, and Kimberley I. Milne, daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Milne, of Cleughearn, Lanarkshire.

Charles Warner descends from the 2nd Baron Penrhyn:-

2nd Baron Penrhyn > Hon Nesta Douglas-Pennant > Sir Edward Warner, 3rd Bt > Sir Philip Warner, 4th Bt > Charles Warner