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Saturday, August 08, 2020

Birrell/Davidson-Houston engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 8 August, 2020, between Henry James F. Birrell [born 1989], son of Christopher Ros Stewart Birrell [born 1954], of Cucklington, Somerset, by his wife the former Emma G.A. Breton [born 1956], & Camilla Sophie E. Davidson-Houston [born 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, elder daughter of Patrick Elrington O'Reilly-Blackwood Davidson-Houston [born 1954], of Colkirk, Norfolk, by his wife the former Angelina F. Nelson-Sullivan [born 1958].


Patrick/Barker marriage

 _. The marriage took place, 1 Aug, 2020, at Islington Town Hall, between Richard Patrick, son of Mr Sean Patrick, of Shannon, Ireland, and Mrs Fiona Geary, of Cobh, Ireland, & Virginia Giverney [Gigi] Barker [born 1987], daughter of the Hon Adam Campbell Barker [born 1955], by his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Marsden [born 1971], descended from the Viscounts Dillon.

Gigi Barker is a granddaughter paternally of the Baroness Trumpington, DCVO [1922-2018].


Friday, August 07, 2020

Pemberton/Lapage engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 5 Aug, 2020, between Jeremy Wingate Pemberton [born 1977], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Peter Richard Wingate Pemberton [born 1944], of Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, by his former wife the former Constance Biddle Barnes [now Mrs Constance Haydon, of East Knoyle, Wilts], & Tana R. Lapage, daughter of Mr & Mrs Timothy Lapage, of Park City, Utah, United States.


Robert Cecil Seeckts 1931-2020

 _. Robert Cecil Seeckts died 1 August, 2020, aged 88. He was born in 1931, son of George Seeckts [1884-1933], by his wife the former Elizabeth Blackhurst [1886-1968]; married 20 July, 1957 [div 1982], Joanna Rea [born 1 July, 1934], scion of the Barons Rea, daughter of the Hon Findlay Russell Rea [1907-84], and granddaughter of the 1st Baron Rea [1873-1948]; by whom he had four children, Rosemary Anne [born 1958], Sarah Elizabeth [born 1960], Katherine Mary [born 1963], and Richard Philip [born 1966].


Peter Raymond Wilson [died 2020]

 _.Peter Raymond Wilson died 4 August, 2020. He was 78.

Born circa 1942, son of Raymond Clive Wilson, of Penn, Buckinghamshire; married 8 April, 1967, Lavinia Mary Coke [born 20 Sept, 1944], scion of the Earls of Leicester, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Gerald Coke [1907-90], by his wife the former Patricia Cadogan [1916-95], scion of the Earls Cadogan, by whom he had three children, a daughter, Miranda Mary [born 27 July, 1969], and two sons, Nicholas Peter [born 10 June, 1971], and Andrew Michael [born 5 Sept, 1974].


William David Heber Percy 1939-2020

_. William David [Bill] Heber Percy, who died 2 August, 2020, aged 81, was a scion of the Dukes of Northumberland.

He was born 5 March, 1939, the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Cyril Hugh Reginald Heber Percy [1905-89], by his first wife the former Anne Garland. He married 18 January, 1969, Christine Mary Gates [died 13 Apr, 2004], daughter of Terence Horatio Gates, of Twineham, Sussex, by whom he had issue, a son, Peter [born 1971], and a daughter, Robin [born 12 Nov, 1969].

Bill Heber Percy was a great-great-great-great-great grandson of the 1st Duke of Northumberland [d 1786].


Gordon-Ingram/Ferrier engagement

_. The engagement was announced 7 Aug, 2020, between Iain Robert Gordon-Ingram [born 1975], son of Donald Alexander Gordon-Ingram [born 1938], of Marshfield, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Karol Barbara Johnstone, & Davina Mary Ferrier [born 1979], younger daughter of Mr & Mrs James Ferrier, of Alverstoke, Hampshire.

Iain's grandfather, Maj Alastair Gordon-Ingram married in 1937, Joan Orby Gascoigne [born 1910], scion of that landed family, and a granddaughter maternally of Col Sir Hector Munro of Foulis, 11th Baronet [1849-1935].


Thursday, August 06, 2020

Winfield/Warner engagement

._The engagement was announced 6 Aug, 2020, between Alexander William Winfield [born 1984], son of Mr Robert Winfield, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, by his wife the former Karen M Shields, & Katherine Jocelyn Rose Warner [born 1987], second daughter of Sir Philip Courtenay Thomas Warner, 4th Baronet [born 3 Apr, 1951], of Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Penelope Anne Elmer.


Sir Theodore George Roderick [Roddy] Brinckman, 6th Baronet 1932-2020

_. Sir Theodore George Roderick ]Roddy] Brinckman, 6th Baronet, died 26 July, 2020. He was 88.

He was born 20 March, 1932, son of Sir Roderick Napoleon Brinckman, 5th Baronet, DSO, MC [1902-85], by his 1st wife the former Margaret Wilson Southam [1900-77]; succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father, 16 Apr, 1985.

He married 1stly, 11 June, 1958 [div 1983], Helen Mary Anne Cook [died 31 Dec, 2007], daughter of Arnold Eliot Cook, of Toronto; married 2ndly, 7 Dec, 1983, as her third husband, the Hon Greta Sheira Bernadette Grant-Ferris [born 1937], daughter of the life peer, the Baron Harvington [1907-97]; married 3rdly, 29 Sept, 2001, as her third husband, Margaret Diana [Maggsie] Davidson Wakefield [1934-2015], daughter of Hugh Claude Wakefield ]1888-1971]. 

Sir Roddy, from his first marriage, leaves two sons, and a daughter. The elder son, Theodore Jonathan, born 19 Feb, 1960, succeeds as 7th baronet. 


Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Perlmutter/Stopford engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 5 Aug, 2020,between Jonathan Perlmutter [born 1980], son of Mr Laurence J Perlmutter [born 1953], of Norwich, and Mrs Perlmutter, and Clementine Lucy Patricia Stopford [born 1986], scion of the Earls of Courtown, daughter of the Hon Jeremy Neville Stopford, LVO [born 1958], of Great Bedwyn, co Wilts, by his wife the former Bronwen Macdonald Milner.

Clementine Stopford is a granddaughter paternally of the 8th Earl of Courtown [1908-75]. Her father, Jeremy, was Equerry to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, 1982-84, and was appointed LVO.


2nd Baron Renwick 1935-2020

_. The 2nd Baron Renwick died 2 August, 2020. He was 84.

Harry Andrew Renwick was born 10 Oct, 1935, son of the 1st Baron Renwick, KBE [1904-73], by his first wife the former Dorothy Mary Parkes [1908-2001].

He succeeded his father as 2nd Baron and 3rd Baronet, 30 August, 1973. The baronetcy was created in 1927, and the peerage, one of the last hereditary baronies, was created in 1964.

He married firstly, 27 Apr, 1965 [div 1989], Susan Jane Lucking [born 1939], daughter of Capt Kenneth Stephen Lucking [1910-40]; married secondly, 12 June, 1989, Mrs Homayoun Mazandi,  daughter of Maj Mahmoud Yazdamparst Pakzad. He leaves 2 sons from his first marriage, Robert and Michael.

The elder son, the Hon Robert James Renwick, born 19 August, 1966, succeeds as 3rd Baron. He is unmarried.


Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Coco Florence Dunlop [born 2020]

_. Georgina Helen [Georgie] Dunlop [nee Spencer, born 1987], wife of [Robert] James [Jamie] Dunlop [born 1987], gave birth to a daughter, Coco Florence, in London, 27 July, 2020.

Jamie Dunlop is a son of Robert Andrew Dunlop [born 1948], by his wife the former Catherine Jennifer Ewart, and is a grandson of Maj Roy Dunlop, MBE [1906-91], who married Sheila Gertrude Tollemache Arbuthnot [1917-2019], scion of the Arbuthnot baronets.

Georgie Dunlop is a daughter of Peter Kenneth Spencer and the former Stephanie Moira Russell.


John Henry Deen [died 2020]

_.John Henry Deen died in Paris, 31 July,2020.

He married 1stly, 1963 [div 1970], Jane Eldred Marion Syke [born 1938], daughter of Maj Humphrey Hugh Sykes [1907-91], descended from the Viscounts Massereene and Ferrard; secondly 1970 [div 1976], Susan Jane Sefton-Smith [born 1948], a descendant of the Salt baronets; married 2ndly, 1982 [div 1991], [Henrietta] Nina Sylvia Campbell [born 1945], the interior designer, Nina Campbell, daughter of Colonel John Archibald Campbell [1898-1974], by his second     wife the former Elizabeth Popper Pearth [1914-96]; married 3rdly, 1993, Catherine J.M. Bonne. He is survived by his third wife and a son and three daughters.



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.