Friday, September 24, 2021

Huxley/Woodd engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 September, 2021, between Charles Philip Huxley [born 1987], son of Mr Philip Huxley, of Brineton, Shropshire, and his wife the former Rachael Edwards, and Tabitha Ann Woodd [born 1991], scion of that landed gentry family, younger daughter of Major David John Basil Woodd [born 1950], of Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Frances Jane Berners [Fra] Allsopp [born 26 May, 1955], scion of the Barons Hindlip.

Henry Allsopp, 1st Baron Hindlip [1811-87] > Hon Ranulph Allsopp [1848-1911] > Samuel Allsopp [1899-1975] > Michael Allsopp [1930-2017] > Fra Allsopp [b 1955] > Tabitha Woodd 


Alfred Winslow [Alfie] Laxton [born 2021]

Rebecca Laxton [nee Crofton-Atkins], scion of that landed gentry damily, wife of James R. Laxton, gave birth to a son, Alfred Winslow [Alfie], 7 September, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles.

James Laxton is a son of Mr Peter Laxton and Mrs Agnes Rodgers, of San Francisco, California, United States.

Rebecca M.C. Laxton is the youngest daughter of Peter Randell Crofton-Atkins [born 1937], of Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Susan Mary Winslow-Taylor.


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Amanda Holden 1948-2021

 Amanda Holden, who died 7 September, 2021, aged 73, was a British pianist, librettist, translator, editor and academic teacher. She is known for translating opera librettos to more contemporary English for the English National Opera, and for writing new librettos, especially in collaboration with Brett Dean. She contributed to encyclopedias such as the New Penguin Opera Guide.

She was born Amanda Warren, 19 January, 1948, daughter of Sir Harold Brian Seymour Warren [1914-96], a medical officer in the Grenadier Guards, and his wife Dame Alice Josephine Mary Taylor Barnes, DBE [1912-99], the obstetrician and gynaecologist.

Amanda Warren married 1 May, 1971 [divorced 1988], as his first wife, Anthony Ivan Holden [born 22 May, 1947], the biographer, journalist and broadcaster, scion of the Holden baronets, second son of John Holden [1918-85], by his wife Margaret Lois Sharpe [d 1985], and a grandson of Sir George Holden, 2nd Baronet [1890-1937].

Amanda Holden leaves three sons.


Storm Athill marries Richard Hollingsworth

 The marriage took place in September, 2021, at Morston Church, Norfolk, between Richard Thomas Hollingsworth [born 1991], son of [John] Christopher Hollingsworth [born 1955], of Wickhambrook, Suffolk, by his former wife the former Paula Margaret Wood [born 1958, now Mrs Mark Slater, of Coton, Cambridge], & Miss Storm Isobel Athill [born 1990], daughter of William Robert Charles Athill [born 1958], of Morston, Norfolk, and Lady Elizabeth [Liza] Campbell [born 24 September, 1959], of London, daughter of the late 6th Earl Cawdor, Thane of Cawdor [1932-1993].


Annabel Jean Findlay 1965-2021

 Annabel Jean Findlay, who has died suddenly, aged 56, was a scion of the Findlay landed gentry family.

She was born in 1965, a daughter of James Steuart Findlay [1925-2005], of Newliston, West Lothian, and his wife the former Marjorie Macleod; she married in August, 2002, Charles Angus Millar [born 15 June, 1963], son of Angus George Millar [who died 1996], and his wife the former Julia Mary Cathcart [1936-2000].

Her husband descends from the Earls Cathcart:-

2nd Earl Cathcart [1783-1859] > Hon Augustus Cathcart [1830-1914] > Frederick Cathcart [1873-1943] > Alan Cathcart [1908-67] > Julia Cathcart [see above]


Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce/Scrope engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 September, 2021, between the Hon George Patrick Roualeyn Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce [born 19 March, 1990], younger son of the 9th Baron Thurlow [born 13 April, 1952], of Mapledurham, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Bridget Anne Julia Cheape, and Henrietta Perpetua Agnes [Hetty] Scrope [born 1991], scion of the ancient House of Scrope of Danby, youngest daughter of Maj. Peter Geoffrey Scrope [born 3 January, 1955], of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Penelope Eldrydd Davies [born 31 March, 1955], scion of the Barons Davies.

John Savile, 6th Earl of Mexborough [1868-1945] > Lady Beatrice Savile [1910-73] > Peter Scrope [b 1955] > Hetty Scrope [b 1991]


Houstoun/Pereira engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 September, 2021, between Capt Michael Paterson Houstoun [born 1990], eldest son of Alexander Michael Houstoun [born 27 July, 1958], of Kinnettles, Angus, and his wife the former Margaret Susan Kerr, and Tessa Victoria Pereira [born 1992], daughter of Paulo A.G.C. Pereira, of Kensington, London, and his wife the former Caroline V. Brooks.

Capt Houstoun is descended from the Spencer-Nairn baronets:-

Sir Douglas Spencer-Nairn, 2nd Baronet [1906-70] > Mary Spencer-Nairn [b 1931] >  Alexander Houstoun [b 1958 - see above]


India Vivien Campbell Adamson [born 2021]

 Hannah Gillian Campbell Adamson [born 1988, nee de Haan], wife of James William Campbell Adamson (b 1989), scion of ther Adamson landed family, of Strathcaro, gave birth to a daughter, India Vivien, 19 September, 2021.

James Campbell Adamson is a son of Hugh A. Campbell Adamson [born 1954], of Stracathro, Angus, by his wife the former Hon Alison Mary Elliott (b 1957), daughter of the life peer Baron Elliott of Morpeth.

Hannah Campbell Adamson is a twin daughter of Archer de Haan [born 10 June, 1950], and Mrs Vivien de Haan [nee Whittall, born 1961], of Bromfield, Shropshire.

The infant descends from the Earls of Plymouth:-

Ivor Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth [1889-1943] > Lady Gillian Windsor-Clive [died 1961] > Archer de Haan [b 1950] > Hannah de Haan [b 1988] > India Campbell Adamson [b 2021]


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Cooper/Windsor-Clive marriage

 _. The marriage has taken place between Sam Peter Cooper [born 1978], only son of Michael Cooper and the late Maria J.L. Cordell-Lavarack [nee Boyd], & the Lady India Harriet Windsor-Clive [born 3 September, 1988], only daughter of the 4th Earl of Plymouth [born 19 November, 1951],  and the Countess of Plymouth [nee Caroline Anne Nettlefold, born 28 Feb, 1954], scion of the Nettlefold landed gentry family, and a descendant maternally of the Curzon Viscounts Scarsdale.

Sam Cooper is the former husband of the singer songwriter Lily Allen [born 2 May, 1985], by whom he has two daughters, Ethel Mary [born 2011], and Marnie Rose [born 2013]. 

Sam's mother, known as Mia, was the first wife of the Irish-born record producer Denny Cordell [1943-1995]. They assumed the surname Cordell-Lavarack. Denny Cordell-Lavarack was producer for the Moody Blues, Procol Harum, The Cranberries &c. Sam had an elder half-brother, the musician Tarka Cordell [1966-2008].

Denny Cordell second wife from 1978 to 1994 was Theodora Elizabeth Brinckman [born 1943], daughter of Sir Roderick Brinckman, 5th Bt [1902-85], by whom he had a son, Milo [b 10 Nov, 1978], a producer, and a daughter, Emerald [b 19 Feb 1981]

He had a third union, a relationship, with Marina Guinness [born 16 Aug, 1957], scion of the Barons Moyne, daughter of the Hon Desmond Guinness and Princess Marie Gabrielle von Urach, by whom he had a son, Finbar Cordell.


Sir Robert Shean McConnell, 4th Baronet 1930-2021

 Sir Robert Shean McConnell, 4th Baronet, has died at the age of 90.

Sir Robert, a former Lambeth Liberal Democrat councillor, who did not use his title, was the fourth holder of the baronecy, having succeeded his father, Sir Robert, 3rd Baronet, in 1987.

He was born 23 November, 1930, the eldest son of Sir Robert Melville Terence McConnell, 3rd Bt [1902-87], and his wife the former Rosamond Mary Elizabeth Reade.

A chartered surveyor, he was elected a Lib Dem councillor for Lambeth in 1996.

He was unmarried, and is succeeded in the baronetcy, created in 1900, by his nephew, Major Terence Reade McConnell, who was born 16 November, 1959.


The Baroness Ramsbotham [died 2021]

 The Baroness Ramsbotham, who died 20 September, 2021, aged 83, was the wife of General the Baron Ramsbotham, GCB, GBE [born 6 Nov, 1934],  a retired British Army officer, who later served as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005, and now sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords.

She was a daughter of Robert Joicey Dickinson [1901-81], and his wife the former Alice Penelope Barnett [1907-1985], descended from the Monck baronets; and married in 1958, the then David John Ramsbotham, son of the Rt Rev John Alexander Ramsbotham [1906-89], late Bishop of Wakefield, and his wife the former Eirian Morgan Owen [who died in 1988], by whom she had issue, 2 sons.


Lisa Julia Llewellen Palmer [nee Nicholls] [died 2021]

 Lisa Julia Llewellen Palmer [nee Nicholls], who died 16 September, 2021, aged 57, was the wife of Charles Anthony Llewellen Palmer [born 1967], scion of that landed gentry family, of Great Somerford, Wilts. Mrs Llewellem Palmer, who died suddenly, leaves issue, sons Timothy Michael [b 2000], Alastair George [b 2001], and William Owen [b 2003], and a daughter, Martha.


Macleod/Power engagement

 The engagement was announced 22 September, 2021, between Charles Alastair Roderick Macleod [born 31 January, 1992], eldest son of Alastair Roderick Donald Macleod [born 19 Oct, 1960], of Moray, and his late wife the former Anna Mary Caroline Brett [who died in 2003, aged 38], and Georgina Power, daughter of David Power and Ms Julia Power, of Gloucestershire.

Charles Macleod descends fromn the Persse landed gentry family:-

Brigadier Sydney Persse [1897-1945] > Caroline Persse [b 1937] > Alastair Macleod [b 1960] > Charles Macleod [b 1992]


Commander Trevor Peter Gordon Poland, RN 1923-2021

 Commander Peter Poland, RN, who died at Cape Town, 30 August, 2021, aged 98, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born 24 July, 1923, son of Commander Kenneth Gordon Plowden, RN [1896-1973], and his wife the former Hester Mary Beatrice Chichele-Plowden [1902-1993], scion of the Fitzherbert Barons Stafford, and niece of Pamela Chichele-Plowden [1874-1971], who turned down a marriage proposal from Sir Winston Churchill, and married the 2nd Earl of Lytton [1876-1947].

He married firstly, 28 July, 1944, June Mary Bowlby [1925-69], scion of that landed family, daughter of Henry Russell Bowlby [1890-1965], and his wife the former Hermione Hester Isabel Wisden [1898-1981]; and married 2ndly, 1969, Lorette Durr [who died in 2014].

Cdr Poland's Daily Telegraph obit: in May 1941, 17-year-old Midshipman Poland was navigator’s tanky (assistant) to Commander Frank Lloyd, Master of the Fleet, in the Home Fleet flagship, the battleship King George V. Intelligence was received from the naval attaché in Stockholm that the German battleship Bismarck had been sighted off the coast of Sweden..... Gifted with extraordinary powers of observation and memory – aided by his letters home to his mother, his midshipman’s journal, and the navigational notebook which he kept during the action – Poland left a unique memoir of the hunt for and sinking of Bismarck......

Cdr Poland leaves issue, a son, Peter and a daughter, Jill.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Magdalene Jardine Dunlop [nee Browne-Clayton] 1937-2021

 Magdalene Jardine Dunlop, who died 27 August, 2021, aged 84, was a scion of the Browne-Clayton landed gentry family.

She was born 16 June, 1937, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel William Patrick Browne-Clayton [1906-71], head of the landed family, and his wife the former Janet Maitland Bruce Jardine [1909-2002], scion of that Scottish landed gentry family; and married 19 September, 1959, Arian William Hugh Dunlop, son of the Rev Canon Douglas Lyall Chandler Dunlop, of Co Galway, Ireland, by whom she had two sons, Julian [born 1961], and Dominic [born 1969], and a daughter, Lindsay [born 1963].


Daphne Elizabeth Beatrice Thorneycroft [nee Poland] 1933-2021

 Daphne Elizabeth Beatrice Thorneycroft [nee Poland], who died 16 September, 2021, aged 88, was a scion of the Poland landed gentry family, of Bramshott. 

She was born 8 September, 1933, daughter of Commander Kenneth Gordon Poland [1896-1970], head of the landed family, and his wife the former Hester Mary Beatrice Chichele-Plowden [1902-93], scion of the Barons Stafford.

Daphne Poland married 1960, Edward Kendall Thorneycroft, MBE, DL [1927-2000], by whom she had a son, Tom [born 22 Apr, 1962], and a daughter, Mary Louise [born 18 Mar 1961].

Basil Fitzherbert [1836-1919] [father of the 12th and 13th Barons Stafford] > Beatrice Fitzherbert [1862-1949] > Hester Chichele-Plowden [as above]


Marcus Mervyn Cooke 1944-2021

 Marcus Mervyn Cooke died 16 September, 2021, aged 78.

He was born 28 March, 1944, a younger son of [John] Sholto Fitzpatrick Cooke [1906-75], sometime head of that Irish landed gentry family, and his wife the former Phoebe Maxwell Hamilton [who was later wife of the 4th Baron Hillingdon [1922-78].

He married 4 December, 1973, as her second husband, Phyllida Rosemary Carnegie [born 4 June, 1942], the adopted daughter of the 11th Earl of Northesk [1901-63], and the Countess of Northesk [nee Elizabeth Vlasto], by whom he had issue, two sons, Sebastian, and Adam [deceased].


Christopher John Spence 1937-2021

 Christopher John Spence died 13 September, 2021, aged 84.

He was born in 1937, son of Brigadier Ian Fleming Morris Spence, OBE, MC, TD [who died in 1966], and his wife the former Ruth Peacock. He married firsly, 29 September, 1960, as her first husband, Merle Aurelia Ropner [born 12 Oct, 1939], scion of the Ropner baronets, daughter of Sir Leonard Ropner, 1st Baronet [1895-1977], and his wife the former Esme Robertson [died 1996]; and married 2ndly, 1970, Susan Morley, daughter of Brigadier Michael Frederick Morley, MBE [1911-90], and his wife the former Primrose Elizabeth Gordon [1912-1997]. His second wife is a sister of Miranda, Duchess of Beaufort.

He leaves issue from his first marriage, a daughter, Miranda Jane [born 6 Jan, 1963], and was predeceased by a son, Jeremy [1964-82].


Comyn/Bampfylde marriage

 The marriage took place 18 September, 2021, at St Lawrence Church, Hungerford, between Capt Edward John FitzWalter Comyn [born 1989], descended from the Barons FitzWalter, younger son of Timoty John Comyn [born 1951], of Westcot, co Oxford, by his wife the former Jane Fairrie Drinkwater [born 1954], & the Hon Lara Fiona Brita Bampfylde [born 14 May, 1990], daughter of the 7th Baron Poltimore [born 8 June, 1957], of Hungerford, Berkshire, by his wife the former Sally Anne Miles [born 1957].


Jemima Matilda Jane Brougham [born 2021]

 Charlotte Emily Brougham (born 1989, nee Cox), wife of Thomas Edward Alexander Brougham (b 1988), descended from the Vestey baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Jemima Matilda Jane, 21 July, 2021, a sister for Hugo Thomas Oliver, who was born 10 November, 2017.

Thomas Brougham is a son of Nicholas Dominic Leonard Brougham (born13 Apr, 1954), and his wife the former Susan Margaret Anne Mason.

Charlotte Brougham is a daughter of Andrew J.S. Cox, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, and his former wife Jane Liddelow [born 1962].

William Vestey, 1st Baron Vestey [1859-1940] > Hon Leonard Vestey [1888-1954] > Elizabeth Vestey [1923-2017] > Nicholas Brougham [b 1954] > Thomas Brougham [b 1988] > Jemima Brougham [b 2021]


Monday, September 20, 2021

Daughter for Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

  _. Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi [born 8 Aug, 1988], wife of Mr Edoardo Alessandro M. Mapelli Mozzi [born London 1 November, 1983], gave birth to a daughter, 18 September, 2021, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The infant, born at 23:42 weighed in at 6lb 2oz.

The latest addition to the Royal House of Windsor is 11th in line of succession to the throne.

Edo Mapelli Mozzi is the son of Count Alessandro [Alex] Mapelli Mozzi [born 1951], by his former wife the former Nicola Diana Burrows [born Feb 1956] [now Mrs Nikki Williams-Ellis, MBE].

Princess Beatrice is the elder daughter of HRH The Prince Andrew, Duke of York [born 19 February, 1960], by his former wife the former Sarah Margaret Ferguson [born 15 October, 1959].

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh joined the Duke of York at the scaled down Covid-secure wedding of their granddaughter and Edo Mapelli Mozzi at the Chapel Royal in Windsor Great Park, in July, 2020. Around twenty guests attended the wedding.

Edoardo's maternal grandmother, the former Susan Arnot Heath, married firstly, Robert David Burrows [Edo's grandfather], and married secondly, Lieutenant-Col Greville Wyndham Tufnell, CVO [born 1932], of the Grenadier Guards, who has close associations with the Royal Household.

Count Edoardo Alessandro M Mapelli Mozzi (known as Edo) was born in Westminster, 1st November, 1983, son of Count Alessandro (Alex) Mapelli Mozzi, and his former wife the former Nicola Diana [Nikki] Burrows. He has an elder sister Natalia Alice, born in 1981, wife of Mr Tod Yeomans.

His father, who was born in 1951, is a British Olympian, an Alpine skier, took part in several events at the 1972 Olympic Games.

Edo's grandfather was Count Gian Paolo Mapelli Mozzi (1922-80), Italian aristocrat, who married Gigliola Stoppani. Count Gian Paolo was a son of Count Luigi Mapelli Mozzi (1894-1948), who married Nobile Maria Mercedes Baroli.

Count Luigi was a son of Count Paolo Mapelli Mozzi (1854-1921), who married Enrichetta Tarsis dei Conti di Castel d'Agogna (1866-1941). Count Paolo was the son of Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi (1815-79) who married Nobile Ippolita Giulino dei Conti di Vialba.

The Mapelli Mozzi name came about from the marriage of Count Alessandro's father, Nobile Gerolamo Mapelli (1785-1842) with Angela Mozzi.

Edo's mother married as her second husband Christopher M.H. Shale, a British businessman and Conservative politician, friend of former prime minister David Cameron. Mr Shale died from natural causes at Glastonbury, in June, 2011. Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and their parents the Duke and Duchess of York attended Mr Shale's funeral. Mrs Shale married thirdly, the sculptor David Williams-Ellis, a great nephew of Clough Williams-Ellis, the architect.

Mrs Williams-Ellis was awarded the MBE in David Cameron's resignation honours.

Edo has a half-brother, Albemarle Christopher M.H. Shale, ten years his junior.

The Mapelli Mozzi family have several connections to the British aristocracy. Edward Ankarcrona, son of Countess Margaretha Mapelli Mozzi [previous wife of Edo's father], married 28 Oct, 2006, Lady Lucinda Sarah Catherine Savile [born 3 Apr, 1973], a daughter of the Earl and Countess of Mexborough.

Although he enjoys the title of "Count" he is a British subject and technically cannot use a foreign title in this country. Foreign styles and titles were confined to those who received a Royal Warrant from King George V in 1932.

 Edo has a son, Christopher Woolf "Wolfie", born in 2016, from a previous relationship.

The royal baby is the 12th great-grandchild for Her Majesty the Queen:-

1. Savannah Anne Kathleen Phillips, born 29 December, 2010

2. Isla Elizabeth Phillips, born 29 March, 2012

3. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, born 22 July, 2013

4. Mia Grace Tindall, born 17 January, 2014

5. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge, born 2 May, 2015

6. Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge, born 23 April, 2018

7. Lena Elizabeth Tindall, born 18 June, 2018

8. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, born 6 May, 2019

9. August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, born 9 February, 2021

10. Lucas Philip Tindall, born 21 March, 2021

11. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, born 4 June, 2021

12. Baby Mapelli Mozzi, born 18 September, 2021


Bartholomew Godfrey Somerville Gerrish [born 2021]

Zuleika Florence Rosa Gerrish [nee Parkin, born 1988], wife of Oliver Charles Bostock Gerrish [born 1981], gave birth to a son, Bartholomew Godfrey Somerville, 15 September, 2021, a brother for Emerald Cicely Lefebure, who was born 18 May, 2019.

Zuleika Gerrish is a daughter of Michael Robert Parkin [1932-2014], and his wife the former Diana Mary Frances Head [born 22 June, 1954], scion of the Head baronets, daughter of Sir Francis David Somerville Head, 5th Baronet [1916-2005], and his wife the former Susan Patricia Ramsay [born 21 Oct, 1926], scion of the Ramsay of Balmain baronets.

Oliver Gerrish is a son of Nicholas George Gerrish, of Bonsall, Derbyshire, and his wife the former Olivia Bostock [born 1953].


Princess Beatrice von Preussen to marry Edmund Jenner

 The engagement was announced 20 September, 2021, between Edmund Henry Jenner [born 30 September, 1984], son of Miles Anthony Jenner [born 1952], and his wife the former Sally Abbott, and Princess Beatrice Victoria von Preussen [born 10 February, 1981], descended from the Royal House of Prussia, daughter of Prince Frederick Nicholas von Preussen [born 3 May, 1946], and his wife the Hon Victoria Lucinda Mancroft [born 7 March, 1952], daughter of the 2nd Baron Mancroft [1914-87], and his wife the former Diana Elizabeth Lloyd [who died 1999].

Princess Beatrice's sister, Princess Florence von Preussen [born 28 July, 1983], is wife of the Hon James Tollemache [born 28 Aug, 1980], the second son of the 5th Baron Tollemache [born 13 Dec, 1939]. Another sister, Princess Augusta [born 15 Dec 1986], is wife of Caspar Helmore [born 1987]. A brother, Prince Frederick, known as Fritzi [born 11 June, 1990], announced his engagement last year to Mathilda Johnson [born 1989].

Edmund Jenner is a member of a Sussex brewing family.

Queen Victoria [1819-1901] > Victoria, Princess Royal [1840-1901] > Wilhelm II, German Emperor [1859-1941] > Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Germany [1882-1951] > Prince Friedrich of Prussia [1911-66] > Prince Frederick von Preussen [b 1946] > Princess Beatrice von Preussen [b 1981].


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Nina Antoinette Lucas 1971-2021

 Nina Antoinette Lucas, who died 30 August, 2021, was a scion of the Lucas baronets, born in 1971, daughter of Charles Evelyn Penn Lucas [born 27 June, 1943], and his wife the former Antoinette Maria von Westenholz [born 1947].

Deirdre Kathleen Woodall [née Child] 1934-2021

 Deirdre Kathleen Woodall, who died 2 September, 2021, aged 86, was a scion of the Child baronets.

She was born 13 September, 1934, daughter of Sir Coles John Child, 2nd Baronet [1906-71], and his wife the former Sheila Mathewson [who died 1 May, 1964]; and married 23 May, 1959, Antony Edward Woodall [1931-2018], son of Edward Corbet Woodall, OBE [1903-1972], and his wife the former Janet Inez Crawley [1906-64], a scion of the Crawley-Boevey baronets, by whom she had issue, three sons, James [born 1960], Andrew [born 1963], and Edward [born 1967].


Fraser/Mountain marriage

 The marriage took place 17 September, 2021, at St Mary's Church, Old Alresford, near Winchester, Hampshire, between Charles Torquhil de Montalt Fraser [born 2 Oct, 1960], descended fromm the Viscounts Molesworth, son of the late Maj Michael Quintin Fraser, and Mrs Fraser, of Craigantaggart House, Dunkeld, Perthshire, and Nathalie Frances Mountain [born 6 July, 1970], scion of the Mountain baronets, daughter of Nicholas Brian Edward Mountain [born 15 Feb, 1936], of Lower Lanham, Old Alresford, Hampshire, by his wife the former Penelope Shearme.

Charles Fraser, High Sheriff of West Sussex 2006-07, married firstly, in 1988, as her second husband, the Hon Lucy Pearson [born 11 Apr, 1954], daughter of the 3rd Viscount Cowdray [1910-1995].

Nathalie Mountain is a granddaughter of Sir Brian Mountain, 2nd Baronet [1899-1977].


Page/Percy marriage

 The marriage took place 17 September, 2021, at Chelsea Old Church, London, between Phineas Page [born 1983], son of David Page [born 1953], and _______, and Sabrina Catherine Percy [born 11 February, 1990], the model, scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, daughter of Richard John Percy [born 28 September, 1957], and his former wife the former Deborah Patricia Norman [born 1959].

Sabrina is a granddaughter of the late Gerald Percy [1928-2005], and his second wife, Jennifer Home-Rigg, who was later wife of the 6th Marquis of Bute [1933-93].

Henry Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland [1846-1918] > Lord William Percy [1882-1963] > Gerald Percy [1928-2005] > Richard Percy [b 1957] > Sabrina Percy [b 1990]


Friday, September 17, 2021

Baroness Murton of Lindisfarne [died 2021]

 The Baroness Murton of Lindisfarne, who died 13 September, 2021, aged 95, was the widow of the Conservative life peer, the Baron Murton of Lindisfarne, OBE, TD, PC [1914-2009].

The former Pauline Teresa Keenan, daughter of Thomas Keenan, of Johannesburg, she married Lord Murton of Lindisfarne, as his second wife, in 1979.

Her husband was the former Lt-Col Henry Oscar Murton, only son of the late Henry Edgar Crossley Murton, of Hexham, Northumberland, was created a life peer in 1979 as Baron Murton of Lindisfarne, of Hexham, co Northumberland. Murton served as Conservative MP for Poole from 1964 to 1979, and was a government whip in the administration of Sir Edward Heath and later a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 1973 to 1979, and was later a Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords. He was appointed as a Privy Counsellor in 1976, and died 5 July, 2009.