Thursday, September 29, 2005

Robert Alexander Farquharson, CMG

Robert Alexander Farquharson, CMG, late of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service (retired), sometime British Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Lord of the Manor of Bockleton, died 28 September, 2005. He was aged 80.
He was born 26 May, 1925, the son of Capt. J.P. Farquharson, DSO, OBE, RN, and Mrs Farquharson (nee Prescott-Decie), and was educated at Harrow and at King's College, Cambridge.
Career: - ->Served with the RNVR 1943-46; joined the Foreign (now Diplomatic) Service 1949; was 3rd Secretary at Moscow, 1950; Foreign Office 1952; 2nd Secretary at Bonn, 1955; 1st Secretary at Panama 1958; Paris 1960; Foreign Office 1964; Counsellor, Director of British Trade Development, South Africa 1967; Minister at Madrid, 1971; Consul-General at San Francisco, 1973; Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1977-80; Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral from 2000; &c.
He was appointed CMG in 1975.
He married in 1955, Joan Elizabeth, the only daughter of Sir William Ivo Mallet, GBE, KCMG, by whom he had 3 sons and one daughter. He was predeceased by one of his sons.
The funeral service is on 12th October, 2005, at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Blandford, Dorset followed by interment at All Saints, Langton Long.

Source: Daily Telegraph 29 Sep 2005

Stanhope infant

Candida Stanhope (nee Bond), wife of Viscountess Linley's brother, the Hon William Stanhope, only son of Viscount Petersham, and Virginia Viscountess Petersham, and grandson & eventual heir to the 11th Earl of Harrington, gave birth to a son, 26 September, 2005, a brother for Tirkana, a daughter, who was b. at Aberdeen 1 August, 2003.
The Stanhopes married 28 April, 2001. Candida is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Ian Bond.

Source: Daily Telegraph 29 September 2005

Sophie Emma Butler-Henderson

Claire Butler-Henderson (nee Nocton) wife of David James Butler-Henderson (b. 1967), gave birth to a daughter, Sophie Emma, 11 September, 2005.
David James Butler-Henderson is a scion of the Barons Faringdon, son of Mrs T. Rapley (nee Maria Cassy Ugena), of Moraira, Spain, and the late Alan Butler-Henderson, & Claire is a daughter of Dr & Mrs John Nocton, of Uckfield, East Sussex.
David is a grandson of Edward (Teddy) Butler-Henderson (1916-2002), & a great-grandson (paternally) of the 1st Baron Faringdon, & a gt-grandson of the 5th Baron Clarina. His paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Dacres Dixon, a granddaughter of the Hon. Henry Pelham, and a great-niece of the 4th Earl of Yarborough, &c.

Source: Daily Telegraph 29 September 2005

Jane Forbes (nee Dunbar-Nasmith)

Jane Forbes, who died at Edinburgh, 21 September 2005, aged 52, was the wife of Andrew Forbes, and mother of Anna, James, Isabel and David.
She was born Jane Dunbar-Nasmith 1 May 1953, elder daughter of Rear-Admiral David Dunbar-Nasmith, CB, DSC (1921-1997), Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland 1970-72, by his wife Elizabeth Gwendoline Bowlby (b. 1927), scion of that BLG family, daughter of Capt Henry Russell Bowlby (b. 1890, d.?) by his wife, the former Hermione Wisden.
Jane's paternal grandfather was Admiral Sir Martin Dunbar-Nasmith, VC, KCB, KCMG (1883-1965) (formerly Nasmith), who married in 1920, Beatrix, daughter of Commander Harry Dunbar-Dunbar-Rivers, of Glen Rothes.
Admiral Dunbar-Nasmith (who assumed the additional surname of Dunbar) won the VC in 1915 for most conspicuous bravery in command of a submarine.

Source: The Times 24 September, 2005

Petra Rose Tweedy

Mary-Claire Tweedy [nee Lewthwaite] [b. 1972], wife of Tim Tweedy, gave birth to a daughter, Petra Rose, 21 September, 2005, a sister for Charlie William, who was b. 16 September 2002, and for Ben Felix, who was b. 18 June 2004.
Mrs Tweedy is the younger daughter of David Ranald Lewthwaite, [b. 1940], son and heir of Brig. Sir Ranald Gilfrid Lewthwaite, 4th Baronet, [b.1913]. Mrs Tweedy's mother, the former Diana Helena Tomkinson [b. 1943], is a granddaughter maternally of Commander Sir Charles Rodney Blane, RN, 4th and last Baronet, [1879-1916].

Source: Daily Telegraph 28 September 2005

Zia Mary Hambro

Alexandra S. Hambro (nee Babington) wife of G.J. [Jay] Hambro, scion of that BLG family, gave birth to a daughter, Zia Mary, 15 September, 2005.
Jay Hambro is the second son of Mr Peter Charles Percival Hambro, [b. 1945], and Mrs Hambro [the former Karen Guinevere Gould Brodrick], and Alexandra Hambro is the only daughter of Mr & Mrs Alistair Babington.
Jay Hambro is a grandson of Lt-Col Everard Bingham Hambro, MBE, d. 1971 [a great-grandson of Baron Hambro, created a Danish Baron in 1851, and founder of the Hambros as British bankers, by his first wife] .

Source: Daily Telegraph 26 September, 2005

Parker/Blixen-Finecke engagement

The engagement was announced 26 September, 2005, between Sebastian St John Parker, elder son of Mr & Mrs Michael St John Parker, of Bampton, Oxfordshire, & Baroness Louise von Blixen-Finecke, daughter of Baron Gustaf von Blixen-Finecke, of Stockholm, Sweden, & Mrs Eilert Gabrielson, of Flen, Sweden.

Source: Daily Telegraph 26 September, 2005

Sir James Brian Dalrymple-Hay, 6th Baronet

Sir James Brian Dalrymple-Hay, 6th Baronet, retired estate agent, died 21 September, 2005.He was aged 77.
He was born 19 January, 1928, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Brian George Rowland Dalrymple-Hay (who died on active service in 1943) by his wife Beatrice (d. 1935), daughter of A.W. Inglis, and was educated at Hillsbrow Preparatory School, Redhill; Blundell's School, Tiverton, Devon.
Career: -->Royal Marines 1946-47; Lieutenant Royal Marine Commando, 1947-49; Estate Agent and Surveyor's Pupil, 1949; Principal 1955-67; Partner, Whiteheads PLC Estate Agents, 1967, Director, Whiteheads 1983-85; Principal, Dalrymple-Hay Overseas 1985-87, &c.
Sir James, of Warnham, Horsham, West Sussex, married in 1958, Helen Sylvia, daughter of Stephen Herbert Card, by his wife, Molly, by whom he had 3 daughters, Fiona, Charlotte and Lucie.
He is succeeded in the baronetcy (created in 1798) by his younger brother, John Hugh Dalrymple-Hay, b. 16 Dec, 1929.
Funeral service on Tuesday, 4th October, 2005 at St Margaret's Church, Warnham .

Daily Telegraph 27 Sep 2005

7th Baron Brabourne, CBE

The 7th Baron Brabourne, CBE, film and television producer., Director of Thames Television, 1975-93 (Chairman 1990-93), died at his home in Kent, 22 September, 2005. He was aged 80.
Lord Brabourne was a son-in-law of Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and a survivor of the IRA bomb which killed Mountbatten, and Brabourne's mother and son, and others, at Mullaghmore, Ireland, in August, 1979.
John Ulick Knatchbull was born 9 November, 1924, son of the 5th Baron Brabourne (1895-1939) by his wife Lady Doreen Geraldine Browne (Order of the Crown of India; DStJ), daughter of the 6th Marquess of Sligo, and was educated at Eton and Oxford.
He succeeded to the barony (UK 1880) and the Baronetcy (England 1641), on the demise of his elder brother, the 6th peer, 15 September, 1943. The elder brother, Norton, was shot by the Nazis after he had escaped from a prison train in Italy and was recaputred.
He married 26 Oct, 1946, Lady Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten, elder daughter of Admiral of the Fleet the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG, PC, OM, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO. His wife succeeded to her father's peerages under the terms of the special remainder, 27 Aug, 1979.
Films produced: Harry Blackl (1958); Sink the Bismarck! (1959); HMS Defiant (1961); Othello (1965); The Mikado (1966); Romeo and Juliet: Up the Junction (1967); Dance of DEath (1968); Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971); Murder on the Orient Express (1974); Death on the Nile (1978); Stories from the Flying Trunk (1979); The Mirror Crack'd (1979); Evil Under the Sun (1982); A Passage to India (1984); Little Dorrit (1987), &c.
Lord Brabourne is survived by his wife, Countess Mountbatten, and by four sons and two daughters. The fourth of his five sons, Nicholas, died in the IRA outrage, 1979.
He is succeeded in the peerage and baronetcy by his eldest son, Norton Louis Philip Knatchbull (a godson of the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Louise of Sweden), who has been styled Baron Romsey since 1979. He was b. 8 Oct, 1947.

Source: BBC News

Rose Celeste Cornell

Lucy Cornell [nee Gordon-Lennox], wife of Mark Cornell, and scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, gave birth to a daughter, Rose Céleste, at Paris, 22 September, 2005, a sister for Ralph Nicholas (b. at Lausanne 22 July, 1999) and for twins, Lettice Elizabeth Mary and Harry Charles Delano, b. at Paris, 28 Oct, 2000.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 Sep 2005

Duncannon/Mott engagement

The engagement was announced 22 September, 2005, between Frederick Arthur William Ponsonby, styled Viscount Duncannon (b. 9 August, 1974), son and heir of the 12th Earl of Bessborough (b. 16 Feb, 1941), of Broadreed, Stansted Park, West Sussex, by his wife the former Alison Marjorie Storey, & Miss Emily Mott, daughter of Dr and Mrs Peter D. Mott, of Pittsford, New York, United States.

Source: Daily Telegraph 22 September, 2005

Strange/Stokes engagement

The engagement was announced, 21 September, 2005, and the marriage will take place shortly, between Robert James Anstruther Strange, second son of Major Timothy Edward Lumisden Strange of Balcaskie, Chief of the Name and Arms of Strange [b. Lahore, India, 29 November, 1931] , now of Amesbury, Wiltshire, and Madam Timothy Strange of Balcaskie [nee Margaret Maddick], and Joanna Gwenllian Stokes, younger daughter of Mr Michael Stokes, of Funtington, Sussex, and the late Mrs Stokes.

Source: Daily Telegraph 21 September, 2005

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Campbell of Airds/Keith engagement

The engagement was announced 21 September, 2005, between Hugh A. Campbell, youngest son of Mr & Mrs Alastair Campbell of Airds, of Taynuilt, Argyll, and Anya E. Keith, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Keith, of Scaynes Hill, West Sussex.
Hugh here is (I think) son of Alastair Lorne Campbell (b. 11 July 1937), of the BLG family of Campbell of Airds Bay, by his wife Mary Ann, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Campbell-Preston, MBE, of that BLG family; and a grandson of Brigadier Lorne Campbell of Airds, VC, DSO, OBE, TD.

Source: Daily Telegraph 21 September, 2005

Mary Alice Rosa Yorke

Katie Yorke (nee Pertwee) wife of Charles Scrope Edward Yorke, (b. 1965), gave birth to a daughter, Mary Alice Rosa, 15 September, 2005, a sister for Isobel Alexandra Rose, who was b. 16 February, 2004. Charlie Yorke is the younger son of David John Yorke (b. 1927), of Halton Place Skipton, Yorkshire, by his wife the former Susan Alexandra Egerton, (b. 1936) scion of the Dukes of Sutherland & Earls of Ellesmere. The Yorke family are landed gentry. David Yorke's mother was an Assheton, sister of the 1st Baron Clitheroe, &c. Katie Yorke is the former Miss C.A. (Katie) Pertwee, yr daughter of Mr & Mrs David Pertwee, of littley Green, Essex.

Source: Daily Telegraph 22 September, 2005

Swan/Gray wedding

The marriage took place at Little Easton Church, 17 September, 2005, between Dr Grahame F.W. Swan, younger son of the late Tom and Blanche Swan, of London and Thriplow, and Cecilia Wilfreda (Cilla), Lady Gray, second wife and widow of the 22nd Lord Gray (1931-2003), former wife of Mr -- - Williams, and daughter of Mr John Dimsdale, by his wife, Frida.

Source: The Times 21 September, 2005

Holland/McEwen marriage

The marriage took place 30 Aug 2005, at St James's Church, Cooling, Kent, between Julian (Jools) Holland (b. Hammersmith, west London, 24 January 1958), the pianist & TV presenter, son of Derek Holland, and Christabel Mary (nee McEwen, b. 1962), former wife of Edward Richard Lambton, styled Baron Durham (son and heir of the disclaimed 6th Earl of Durham), and daughter of Roderick (Rory) McEwen (1932-82), scion of the McEwen Baronets (cr. 1953), by his wife the former Romana von Hofmannsthal.
The couple have a 14 yr old daughter together, Mabel; Christabel has a son, Frederick Lambton, b. 23 Feb, 1985, from her first marriage; Mr Holland has a son George, 20, and a daughter Rose, 19, from his marriage to Mary Leahy.

Source: BBC News 30 Aug 2005

Olivia Anna Johnson-Ferguson

Emily Johnson-Ferguson (nee Elliot-Square) wife of Charles Patrick Johnson-Ferguson (b. 1972), gave birth to a daughter, Olivia Anna, at the Manly Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 12 Sept 2005, a sister for Daisy Elizabeth, who was b. 17 Mar 2004. Charles is the grandson of baronets paternally and maternally. His mother is a daughter of Sir Humphrey Sherston-Baker, 6th Baronet, and his father is a son of Sir Neil Johnson-Ferguson, 3rd Baronet.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 September, 2005

Lilias Hoare Naire

Victoria Hoare Nairne (nee Lynne), wife of Charles V.S. Hoare Nairne, gave birth to a daughter, Lilias, 15 September, 2005. Mrs Hoare Nairne is a daughter of Mr & Mrs George Lynne, and Charles is a son of the late Victor Hoare Nairne, a descendant of Brig-Gen. Edward Spencer Nairne, CB, CMG, DL (1869-1958), by his wife Lilias Frances Matilda Stafford O'Brien Hoare, scion of the Hoare banking dynasty. The Brig-Gen was a grandson of John Marshall, Lord Curriehill.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 September, 2005

Minna Rose Guthrie

Kate Guthrie (nee Macdonald-Buchanan) wife of Barnaby (Barny) Guthrie, gave birth to a daughter, Minna Rose, 11 September 2005, a sister for Joseph, who was b. 4 Apr 2003. Mrs Guthrie is a daughter of Capt & Mrs John Macdonald-Buchanan, of Cottesbrooke (see Woolavington Barony, Extinct 9 Aug 1935).

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 September 2005

Fane/Bailey engagement

The engagement was announced 17 September, 2005, between Maximilian William Fane (b. 1978), adopted son of Peter William Fane (b. 1939) of Chelsea, London, scion of the Earls of Westmorland, and Mrs Fane, & Lucinda C. Bailey, eldest dau of Mr & Mrs Richard Bailey, of Bodiam, East Sussex.

Source: Daily Tel. 17 September, 2005

Andrews/Acland-Hood engagement

The engagement was announced 15 September 2005, between John K.F. Andrews, son of Mr Kenneth Andrews and Mrs Jenny Collinson, and Susan Elizabeth Acland-Hood (b. 1977), daughter of Frank Thomas Blackaby, by his wife Mary Mildred Acland-Hood (b. 1941) (who resumed her maiden name for herself and her issue) daughter of the Hon Arthur John Palmer Fuller-Acland-Hood (1906-64) scion of the extinct Barons St. Audries.

Source: The Daily Telegraph 15 September, 2005

van Panhuys/Beelaerts van Blokland engagement

The engagement was announced 15 September 2005 between Jonkheer Pieter (Cartoef) van Panhuys, youngest son of Jonkheer J.E. van Panhuys, of The Hague, the Netherlands, & Madame G.M. van Panhuys, of Naarden, Netherlands, & Jonkrouwe Selina H. Beelaerts van Blokland, youngest daughter of Jonkheer and Madame A.G. Beelaerts van Blokland, of The Hague.

Source: Daily Telegraph 15 September 2005

Thesiger/Harrison-Topham marriage

The marriage took place 17 September 2005 at Holy Trinity Church, Coverham, between Antony Martin Thesiger (b. 1968) a scion of the Viscounts Chelmsford, second son of Michael Eric Thesiger (b. 1936), by his wife the former Patricia Low Waddington, & Emma R.H. Harrison-Topham, daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard Harrison-Topham.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 September 2005

Wellesley-Wesley/Kain marriage

The marriage took place 8 July 2005, at Chelsea Town Hall, London between Michael Wellesley-Wesley, of Little Massingham, Norfolk, and Dr Mariza Kain, of Vienna.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 September 2005


Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Sir David Marshall Warmington, 5th Baronet

Sir David Warmington, 5th Baronet, who died at Malaga, Spain, 13 September, 2005, was Policy Adviser, Exeter Friendly Society from 2002, and Policy Adviser, Sanitas, Spain, also from 2002. David Marshall Warmington was born 14 February, 1944, the son of Sir Marshall Warmington 3rd Baronet, by his second wife, Eileen Mary, and was a younger brother of the 4th holder of the baronetcy (created in 1908).
He was educated at Charterhouse, and at the University of Madrid.
Career:--->>Director, Malawi Finance Co., 1975-77; Director, Balfour Wiliamson Inc., New York, 1980-83; Director, British Chamber of Commerce, Mexico, 1981-83; Director, American British Cowdray Hospital, Mexico, 1982-83; Director, Elders Finance Group, London, 1985-87; Managing Director, Marbella Times, 1988-90; Managing Director,International Product Design Inc, 1991-99; &c.
He succeeded to the baronetcy on the demise of his elder brother, 1996.
Sir David was twice married, firstly, in 1966, to Susan Mary Chapman, by whom he had two sons, Rupert & Guy. The marriage ended in divorce in 1980. Married secondly, 1981, Eileen Victoria Johnston.
He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his elder son, Rupert Marshall Warmington, who was born 17 June, 1969.
Sir David's funeral has taken place in Spain. A Memorial Service in the UK is planned for a later date.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 September, 2005


Lady Glubb

The death is reported of Lady Glubb, widow of Lieutenant-General Sir John Glubb, KCB, CMG, DSO, OBE, MC (1987-1986), aka _Glubb Pasha_.
She was the former (Muriel) Rosemary Forbes, daughter of Dr James Graham Forbes, MD, FRCP (who died in 1941), and married John Glubb in 1938. Her husband was son of Maj-Gen Sir frederick Glubb, KCMG, CB, DSO, who died in 1938.
_Glubb Pasha_ served in France during World War I and in 1920 was posted to Iraq, where he lived among Arab Bedouins and studied their language and culture. After serving (1926-30) as administrative inspector for the Iraqi government, Glubb was transferred to Jordan and attached to the Arab Legion, of which he assumed command in 1939. A trusted friend and personal adviser of King Abdullah, he made the legion the best-trained force in the Arab world. However, during the Arab-Israeli War of 1956, public opinion forced his dismissal. He is often referred to as Glubb Pasha. Glubb's many writings include The Story of the Arab Legion (1948), A Soldier with the Arabs (1957), and Britain and the Arabs (1959).
Lady Glubb was the mother of two sons and two daughters.
The funeral is at St Dunstan's Church, Mayfield, Sussex, 23 September, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 September 2005


Elsa Mamie Buchanan

Katharine Buchanan (nee Price) wife since 2002 of George Charles Mellish Buchanan, (b. 27 January, 1975), gave birth to a daughter, Elsa Mamie, 12 September, 2005.
George is the son and heir of Sir Andrew George Buchanan, 5th Baronet, and Lady Buchanan, of Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire, and Katharine is the daughter of the late Mr Tom Price and of Dr Sarah Price.

Source: Daily Telegraph 17 September, 2005


Kathleen Ellen (Kitty) Aykroyd

Kathleen Ellen (Kitty) Aykroyd, who died 14 September, 2005, aged 91, was the widow of Colonel Harold Hammond Aykroyd, OBE, MC, TD, DL (1896-1974), scion of the Aykroyd Baronets (created in 1920).
She was the former Kitty Tyrrell-Gray, daughter of Harry Tyrrell-Gray, FRCS, and married Colonel Aykroyd (2nd son of the 1st Baronet) , as his second wife in 1941.
She leaves issue, one daughter, Harriet Louisa, b. 1951; and is survived also by 2 step-daughters, Susan and Sally.
The funeral takes place at Whixley Church, North Yorkshire, 23 September, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 17 September, 2005


35th Baron Kingsale (1941-2005)

The 35th Baron Kingsale, Premier Baron in the Peerage of Ireland, died at his home, 15 September, 2005 he was aged 64.
An eccentric bachelor, Lord Kingsale was successively a Guards officer; a bingo caller, a bar worker; a kitchen fitter and plumber; he succeeded his grandfather in the peerage in 1969 (by some reckoning he was the 30th Baron and not the 35th).
John de Courcey was born in 1941, a grandson of the 34th Baron. The peerage was created in 1223. His home for many years was at Upton Noble, Somerset.
The Barony of Kingsale is one of the most ancient peerage titles in the British Isles. The Barony, in the Peerage of Ireland dates to the thirteenth century, perhaps being created circa 1223, though other sources give different dates. The first creation was by writ. The title was officially confirmed by letters patent in 1397. The numbering of the barons varies, some sources including the holders of the ancient barony, others commencing with the barons confirmed by letters patent.
The Baron also holds the feudal titles of Lord Courcy and Lord Ringrone, probably created in the twelfth century. Several sources claim that the Baron holds the privilege of being covered (that is, wearing a hat) in the presence of the monarch. The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, however, disagrees, claiming that the story "is a legend without historic foundation"I have more information on the life of the late Lord Kingsale. He was born posthumously, 27 January, 1941, son of Lieutenant-Commander the Hon. Michael John de Courcy, RN [who was killed on active service in 1940], by his wife Joan, daughter of Robert Reid, and was educated at Stowe, and the universities of Paris and Salzburg.
Career: - -->Irish Guards 1962-65; film extra; white hunter; property developer, &c; President, Impex Consultants Ltd, from 1988; Director, Marquis de Verneuil Trust from 1971; de Courcy, Daunt Professional & Executive Agencies [Australia] since 1987; Kinsale Developments Ltd from 1989; Chairman, National Association for Service to the Realm.
Succeeded his grandfatgher in 1969 as 35th Baron, and Baron of Ringrone. Debrett's says the peerage was created about 1340, and has precedence from 1397. most recent abode was at Nunney, near Frome, Somerset.
He is succeeded in his peerages by his kinsman, a descendant of the 20th Baron, Nevinson Mark de Courcey, who was born 11 May 1958.

Theodore William Bischoff

Raphaëlle Bischoff (née Bolloré) wife of Christopher William Bischoff (b. 1973), gave birth to a son, Theodore William at Paris, 17 September, 2005.
The Bischoffs married at St Tropez, France, 24 May, 2003. Christopher is the elder son of Sir Winfried and Lady Bischoff, of London, & his wife is the former Mlle Raphaëlle M.O. Bolloré , elder daughter of M and Mme Michel-Yves Bolloré, of Paris, France. Christopher Bischoff is a grandson of the Hon Leslie Leathers, & a great-grandson of the 1st Viscount Leathers.

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 Sept, 2005


Tuesday, September 13, 2005

George/Skipwith engagement

The engagement was announced 10 September 2005, between Mr Marcus George, son of Mr & Mrs Marcus George, of Winchester, Hampshire, & Anouk BarbaraHéLène Skipwith (b. 1974), scion of the Skipwith Baronets, only daughter of Richard Peyton Skipwith (b. 1937), of Wickham, Hampshire, by his wife, the former Annie Carmen Angele Marie Bonnor, daughter of André Bonnor, of d'Ornon, Bordeaux, France.

Source: Daily Telegraph 10 Sept, 2005


Gully/McVittie marriage

The marriage took place 3 September 2005, at Edinburgh, between James Ian Mackenzie Gully (b. 1975), elder son of the Hon. (James) Edward Hugh Grey Gully (b. 1945)and Mrs Fiona Margaret Gully, of Argyll, and Alice Louise McVittie, daughter of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs Malcolm McVittie, of West Lothian.
James Gully is a grandson paternally of Lieut-Cdr the 3rd Viscount Selby, RNR (1911-59); a nephew of the 4th Viscount (1942-2001), and a cousin of the 5th Viscount (1967-2001), and a cousin once removed of the 6th Viscount (b. 1993).

Source: Daily Telegraph 10 September 2005


Anandraj/Henniker engagement

The engagement was announced 9 September 2005 between Mr Vincent Anandraj, son of the late Mr Vincent Jothiraj and Mrs Mary Jothiraj, of Singapore, & Victoria Louise Henniker [b. 1976], elder daughter of Sir Adrian Chandos Henniker, 9th Baronet, of Llwyndu Court, Abergavenny, Gwent, by his wife, the former Ann Britton.

Source: The Times 9 September 2005


Butler/Kidd marriage

The marriage took place at St Peter's Church, Twineham, West Sussex, 10 September, 2005, of Mr Aidan Butler & Jodie Elizabeth Kidd (b. 1978), younger daughter of John Edward Aitken Kidd (b. 1944) who m. 1973, Wendy Madeline, (b. 1941), dau of Sir John Rowland Hodge, MBE, 2nd Baronet.
The bride's paternal grandfather Maj Thomas Edward Dealtry Kidd, MBE, Royal Canadian Artillery, m. 1942, the Hon Janet Gladys Aitken, dau of the 1st Baron Beaverbrook, and former wife of {i} Ian Douglas Campbell (later 11th Duke of Argyll), & {ii} the Hon William Drogo Sturges Montagu, scion of the Earls of Sandwich.

Source: Mail on Sunday 11 Sept, 2005


Cave-Brown-Cave/Eastaugh engagement

The engagement was announced in September, 2005, between Courtney Peter Cave-Brown-Cave (b. 1961), scion of the Cave-Brown-Cave Baronets, second son of Anthony Cave-Browne-Cave, DSO (b. 1925) of Whettleton, Shropshire, by his wife, the former Dinah Anne Mitchell; and Katie E.S. Eastaugh, daughter of the late Rt. Rev. John Richard Gordon Eastaugh, sometime Bishopof Hereford, and of Mrs John Eastaugh, of Kingsland, Herefordshire, nee Bridget Nicola, daughter of Sir William Hugh Stobart Chance, Kt (scion of the Chance Baronets), by his wife the former Cynthia May Baker-Cresswell (of that BLG family).

Source: The Times, 9 September 2005


Verena Edith Whitbread

Sarah Whitbread (nee Prest), wife since 2000 of William Whitbread, scion of the BLG family, gave birth to a daughter, Verena Edith, 2 September, 2005, a sister for Ottilie Jane, b. 26 October, 2001, and for Rose Helen, b. 29 June, 2003.

Source: The Times 10 September, 2005


Sunday, September 11, 2005

Parker Bowles/Buys marriage

The marriage took place, 10 September, 2005, at St Nicholas Church, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, of Thomas Henry (Tom) Parker Bowles (b. 1974), scion of the Earls of Macclesfield, only son of Andrew Parker Bowles & HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and Sara G. Buys, daughter of Mr William Buys and Mrs Caroline Buys.

Source: BBC News 10 Sept 2005


Friday, September 09, 2005

6th Earl of Minto

The 6th Earl of Minto, OBE, JP, DL, Vice Lord Lieutenant, Borders Region [Roxburghe, Ettrick & Lauderdale], 1992-2003, died 7 September, 2005. He was aged 77.
Lord Minto was the 6th Earl (created 1813); a Baronet (created 1700); Baron Minto (created 1797); and Viscount Melgund (created 1813).
Gilbert Edward George Lariston Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, was born 19 June, 1928, son of the 5th Earl of Minto, by his wife Marion, OBE (she died 1974), daughter of G.W. Cook, of Montreal.
He was educated at Eton and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Career:-->served in Malaya 1949-51; was ADC to the Commander-in-Chief, Far East Land Forces, 1951, to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1953-55, to HE The Governor and C-in-C of Cyprus, 1955; transferred to Regular Army Reserve of Officers, 1956; Lieutenant, Queen's Body Guard for Scotland [Royal Company of Archers]; Director, Noel Penny Turbines Ltd, 1971-92; Regional Councillor [Hermitage Division], Borders Region, 1974-80, 1986-96; Convenor, Borders Regional Council, 1990-96;Member of the Executive of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, 1990-96; Deputy Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, 1975-81; Property Commissioner for Local Government in Scotland, 1995-98; President, South of Scotland Chamber of Commerce, 1980-82; President since 1987 of the Scottish Council on Alcohol, &c.
Lord Minto, of Minto, Hawick, Scotland, was appointed MBE (Mil) 1955; OBE 1986. He served as a JP for Roxburghshire from 1961; Deputy Lieutenant for the Borders Region [Roxburgh, Ettrick & Lauderdale] from 1983; &c. He succeeded to the peerages and baronetcy on the demise of his father, 1975.
The Earl was twice married thrice, firstly, in 1952, to Lady Caroline Child-Villiers (from whom he obtained a divorce in 1965) daughter of the 9th Earl of Jersey; secondly, in 1965, to Mary Elizabeth (b. 29 Dec 1936; died 24 Jan 1983), daughter of Peter Ballantine, of Gladstone, New Jersey, United States; thirdly, in 1991, to Mrs Caroline Larlham.
He is survived by his 3rd countess and by a son and a daughter from the first marriage. The son, Gilbert Timothy George Lariston, styled Viscount Melgund, born 1 Dec, 1953, now succeeds to the peerages & baronetcy.
The funeral takes place on Monday, 12 September, 2005 at Minto Parish Church, Nr. Hawick, Scottish Borders.

Source: Daily Telegraph 09 Sep 2005


Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Lady Richardson of Duntisbourne

The Lady Richardson of Duntisbourne, who died 4 September, 2005, was the wife of the Lord Richardson of Duntisbourne, KG, MBE, PC, life peer, Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, sometime Governor of the Bank of England.
She was the former Margaret Alison Sheppard, daughter of the Very Rev. Hugh Richard Laurie Sheppard, Canon and Precentor of St Paul's Cathedral, and married the then Gordon Richardson, in 1941.
Her husband was Governor of the bank of England, 1973-83; sworn of the Privy Council in 1976; KG 1983; created a life baron in 1983, as Baron Richardson of Duntisbourne, of Duntisbourne, County Gloucester, &c.
Lady Richardson is survived by her husband and by a son, the Hon. Simon Richardson, and a daughter, Sarah, the Hon. Lady Riddell, wife of Sir John Riddell, 13th Baronet, CVO, DL, sometime Private Secretary to TRH The Prince and (late) Princess of Wales.
A Service is to be held at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Wednesday, 14 September, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 06 Sep 2005


Monday, September 05, 2005

Daly/Eyre engagement

The engagement was announced 31 August 2005 between Captain A. Crispin Daly, Scots Guards, son of Lieutenant-Commander and Mrs John Daly (BLG?) of Alverstoke, Hampshire, & Georgina M. Eyre (b. 1 January, 1977), daughter of Major John Vickers Eyre (b. 1936), late the RHA and the King's Hussars, of Tytherington, Gloucestershire, by his wife, the former Sarah Margaret Aline Heywood, dau of Maj. Geoffrey Beresford (Tim) Heywood, MBE.

Source: Daily Telegraph 31 Aug 2005


Christopher Jeremy Thurstan Bosanquet

Christopher Jeremy Thurstan Bosanquet, who died 29 August, 2005, aged 76, was a scion of a BLG family. He was the husband of Susan, and father of Susannah Charles and Tigger, and grandfather of Alexander.
A Requiem Mass takes place st St John's Church, Milborne Port, Dorset, Wednesday 7 September, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 2 September 2005


Alexander Nicol Anthony Bowlby (1924-2005)

Alexander Nicol Anthony (Alex) Bowlby, kinsman of the Bowlby Baronets, author of 'Recollections of Rifleman Bowlby', who was born 28 May, 1924, died 1 July, 2005, aged 81. He was a great-grandson of Thomas William Bowlby, the correspondent of The Times who was killed in Chinese captivity in September 1860, when the imperial summer palace in Peking was sacked by British and French troops.

Soure>: The Times 5 Sept, 2005


Ford/Gordon-Duff engagement

The engagement was announced 2 September, 2005, between Mr Chris Ford, son of the late Mr Graham Ford, of Thame, by his wife, Zoe, & Miss Laura P. Gordon-Duff (scion of the Gordon-Duff BLG family, of Park & Drummuir), eldest daughter of Alex Gordon-Duff, of Drummuir, by his wife, Priscilla.

Source: the Times 2 September, 2005


Bernard/Gill engagement

The engagement was announced 3 September, 2005, between Mr Nicholas Bernard, only son of Mr Brian Mulroy, CBE, of Widnes, Cheshire, and Mrs Mulroy, and Miss Anne Lucy Gill, only daughter of the Rt. Hon. Lord Gill, PC, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland since 1994, of Edinburgh, by his wife, the former Catherine Fox.

Source: The Times 3 September, 2005


Milbank/Maxwell-Lyte engagement

The engagement was announced 2 September 2005, between Toby Adrian Jameson Milbank [b. 1977], younger son of Sir Anthony Frederick Milbank, 5th Baronet [b. 1939], of Barningham Park, North Yorkshire, by his wife, the former Belinda Beatrice Gore [of the Gore Baronets], & Anna V. Maxwell-Lyte, younger daughter of Mr Peter Maxwell-Lyte, and Mrs Mike Griffith, of London.

Source: The Times 2 Septemer, 2005


Darcey Rose Philipps

The Hon. Ivo Laurence Philipps (b. 1967) and his wife [or partner?] Tracy Anne Forster, have had their second daughter and third child together, Darcey Rose, b. 21 July 2005, a sister for Zoe Amelia, b. 2001, and for Magnus, b. ?

Source: The Times 1 Sept, 2005


Sir John Wheeler, 3rd Baronet (1905-2005)

Sir John Wheeler, 3rd Baronet, formerly Chairman and Managing Director, Raithby, Lawrence & Co. Ltd., of Leicester, died in April, 2005. He was aged 99.
John Hieron Wheeler was born 22 July, 1905, the second son of Sir Arthur Wheeler, 1st Baronet, High Sheriff of Leicester, 1922, who was created a Baronet in 1920.
He was educated at Charterhouse.
Career:- - >served in the Second World War, Volunteer trooper, RTR, 1941-45; had a career in the printing business; chairman and managing director of Raithby, Lawrence & Co, of Leicester, retired 1973; succeeded to the baronetcy on the demise of his elder brother, Sir Arthur Frederick Pullman Wheeler, 2nd Bt, in 1964.
He married in 1929, Gwendolen Alice, daughter of Alfred Ernest Oram, of Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, by whom he had two sons, John Frederick, b. 3 May, 1933; and Benjamin, b. 1935. He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his elder son.

Source: Daily Telegraph *Recent Wills* 31 Aug 2005


Anna Laura Wateridge

The Hon. Henrietta Cynthia Wateridge (b. 1970), wife of Justin Wateridge, gave birth to a daughter, Anna Laura, 25 August, 2005.
Justin Wateridge is the son of Mr & Mrs Alan Wateridge, and Henrietta is the youngest daughter of the 4th Baron Forteviot, of Dupplin Castle, Perth, by his wife the former Lady Elisabeth Jeronima Waldegrave, of the Earls Waldegrave.
Henrietta's eldest sister, Mary, is married to the Baron Strange, and her aunt, the Hon Lady Worsley, married, as her first husband,1956 [div. 1966], the 3rd Duke of Fife.

Source: Daily Telegraph 1 September, 2005


Sir Christopher Philipson-Stow, 5th Baronet

Sir Christopher Philipson-Stow, 5th Baronet, DFC, died at his home at Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada, 18 August, 2005. He was aged 84.
Known as 'Ticker', he was born 13 Septemer, 1920, son of Henry Matthew Philipson-Stow (d. 1953), who was 3rd son of the 1st Baronet. His mother was Elizabeth Willes Chitty (d. 1979), daughter of Sir Thomas Willes Chitty, 1st Baronet.
The baronetcy was awarded to his grandfather Frederick Samuel Philipson Stow in 1907.
He was educated at Winchester. Career: served as a Flight Lieutenant in the Pathfinder Force, RAFVR during World War II, and was awarded the DFC in 1944; succeeded to the baronetcy on the demise of his cousin, 1982.
Sir Christopher married in 1952, Elizabeth Nairn, widow of Major F.G. McLaren, 48th Highlanders of Canada, and daughter of James Dixon Trees, of Toronto, by whom he had two sons, Robert Matthew, b. 1953, who now becomes the 6th Baronet, and Rowland, b. 1954, and a step-son, Duncan McLaren. Lady Philipson-Stow died in 1999.

Source: Daily Telegraph 31 Aug 2005


Tugendhat/Leake engagement

The engagement was announced 31 August 2005 between the Hon. James W. Tugendhat, son of the Baron Tugendhat (b. 1937) a life peer, by his wife the former Julia Lissant Dobson, & Helen M.S. Leake, daughter of Mr & Mrs John Leake, of Adelaide, South Australia.

Source: Daily Telegraph 31 Aug 2005


Thursday, September 01, 2005

Lord Donaldson of Lymington, PC (1920-2005)

The Lord Donaldson of Lymington, PC, Master of the Rolls, 1982-92, died suddenly at his home in Lymington, Hampshire, 31 August, 2005. He was aged 84.
John Francis Donaldson was born 6 October, 1920, the son of Malcolm Donaldson, FRCS, FRCOG, by his wife Evelyn Helen Marguerite Maunsell, and was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge (Hon. Fellow, 1983).
Career: - ->Commissioned into the Royal Signals, 1941; served with the Guards Armoured Divisional Signals, in the UK and NW Europe, 1942-45; and with the Military Government, Schleswig-Holstein, 1945-46; Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, 1946; Called to the Bar at the Middle Temple, 1946; Harmsworth Law Scholar, 1946; Bencher 1966; Treasurer, 1986; Member, General Council of the Bar, 1956-61, 1962-66; Junior Counsel to the Registrar of Restrictive Trading Agreements, 1959-61; QC 1961; Deputy Chairman, Hampshire Quarter Sessions, 1961-66; Member of the Council on Tribunals, 1965-66; Judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division, 1966-79; President, National Industrial Relations Court, 1971-74; a Lord Justice of Appeal, 1979-82; Chairman of the Inquiry into the prevention of pollution from merchant shipping, 1993-94; Member, Procedure Committee, House of Lords, from 2003; President, Parliamentary Maritime Group, from 2003; President, Council of Inns of Court, 1987-90; President, Carthusian Society, 1978-82; Vice-President, British Maritime Law Assoc, 1969-78; Chairman, Advisory Council on Public Records, 1982-92; Chairman, Magna Carta Trust, 1982-92; Chairman, Financial Law Panel, 1992-2002; Chairman, Appeals Panel, London Metal Exchange, 2003- ; he held honorary degrees from numerous universities, &c.
Donaldson was knighted in 1966; sworn of the Privy Council, 1979; created a life peer as Baron Donaldson of Lymington, of Lymington in the County of Hampshire, 1988.
He married in 1945, Dorothy Mary (Dame Mary Donaldson, GBE, Lord Mayor of London, 1983-84) daughter of Reginald George Gale Warwick, by his wife Dorothy Alice. She died in 2003.
Lord Donaldson leaves a son, Michael, and 2 daughters.

Source: BBC News.


Harper/Cavendish engagement

The engagement was announced 31 August, 2005, between Dr. Benjamin C.T. Harper, eldest son of Dr. Peter Harper, of London, and the late Mrs Peter Harper, of Knightsbridge, London, & the Hon. Emily Moyra Cavendish (b. 1980),younger daughter of the life peer Baron Cavendish of Furness (b. 1941), of Holker Hall, Cumbria, scion of the Dukes of Devonshire, by his wife, the former Grania Mary Caulfeild (scion of the Viscounts Charlemont).

Source: The Times 31 August, 2005


Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hon. Juliet Anthea Cole


The Hon. Juliet on 26th August at home. Much beloved wife of Michael Peace, he and many friends and relations will miss her dreadfully. Private cremation, no flowers, donations to Cancer Research please.

Source: The Times 31 Aug 2005

(She was born in 1951, a daughter of the life peer Baron Cole, who died in 1979).

Frank Collin

Helen Collin (nee James, b. 1970) wife of Frederick Slingsby (Fred) Collin (b. 1967), gave birth to a son, Frank, 20 August, 2005.
Helen Collin is the only daughter of the Hon. Oliver Francis Wintour James (b. 1943) by his wife, the former Rosanna Foster (descended from the Baring Barons Revelstoke). Helen's paternal grandfather was the life peer Baron James of Rusholme (who d. 1992).
Fred Collin is the son of Nicholas Spencer Compton Collin, of Whytherstone House, Pockley, York, (who died 10 October, 2004), by his second wife, the former Lady Clarissa Duncombe, JP (b. 11 Oct, 1938), only child of the 3rd (and last) Earl of Feversham (1906-63), by his wife Lady Anne Dorothy Wood, OBE (d. 1995), daughter of the 1st Earl of Halifax, KG, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, TD, PC, sometime Viceroy & Governor-General of India.

Source: Daily Telegraph 31 August, 2005


Thorne/Fielding Kirby engagement

The engagement was announced 27 August 2005 between Alexander Francis Andrew Nicholas Thorne (b. 1972), son of Capt. Nicholas Andrew Thorne (1942-1976), late the Grenadier Guards, (scion of the BLG family of Thorne of Knowl Hill House), by his wife, Diana Lesley Kathryn (nee Leslie), now Mrs Michael Evison, of Virginia Water, Surrey, & Victoria C. Fielding Kirby, daughter of Mr & Mrs Christopher Kirby, of Leeds, West Yorkshire.
NB: Alexander's mother married (ii) 1977, Ian Mitchell Thomas, of Floriston Hall, Wixoe, Sudbury, Suffolk, & married (iii) Michael Evison.
Alexander's grandfather, Capt. Andrew Thorne, Grenadier Guards, married in 1941, Joscelyne (b. 1915), daughter Lt-Col Sir Raph Verney, CB, CIE, CVO, 1st Baronet (created 1946) who was a grandson of Sir Harry Verney, 2nd Baronet (of the baronets created in 1818).
Alexander's great-grandfather, General Sir Augustus Francis Andrew Nicol Thorne, KCB, CMG married in 1909, the Hon. Margaret Douglas-Pennant, 10th daughter of the 2nd Baron Penrhyn.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 Aug 2005


Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Mary Rhys Jones

Mary Rhys-Jones (nee O'Sullivan), wife of Christopher Rhys Jones, and mother of HRH The Countess of Wessex, died 28 August, 2005. She was aged 71.,,2-1755580,00.html
Mary Rhys Jones was the mother of Sophie Helen (b. 1965) who married the third son of Queen Elizabeth II in June, 1999.
Mrs Rhys Jones died on Sunday after a short illness at a hospital, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said in a brief statement, adding that the Countess of Wessex was at her mother's bedside.
"The countess was at the hospital and is deeply saddened by the news," a palace spokeswoman said.
A private funeral service and thanksgiving service was being planned, but details were not immediately available.
Mrs Rhys-Jones also leaves a son David (b. 1963), a daughter-in-law, Zara, and three grandchildren, Oliver Hugh Rhys-Jones (b. 1999), Harry Christopher Rhys-Jones (b. 2000), and Lady Louise Windsor (b. 2003).
Mrs Rhys Jones's husband is descended from the Viscounts Molesworth.


Monday, August 29, 2005

Elizabeth Anne Colvin

Elizabeth Anne Colvin, who died 19 August, 2005, aged 79, was the widow of Patrick Forrester John Colvin, lieutenant, the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers (b. 12 June, 1926; d. 26 April, 2002), scion of the Colvin family of Monkhams Hall, Essex, & a great-grandson of the 2nd Baron Rathdonnell. She was the yr daughter of Philip Sydney Marshall, MRCS, LRCP, of Wisborough Green, Sussex, and married 29 July, 1950. She is survived by 2 adopted children.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 Aug 2005


Dormer/Knight engagement

The engagement was announced 26 August, 2005, between Merlin Robert Colum Charles Dormer (b. 1963) scion of the Barons Dormer (created 1615) son of Michael Henry Stanhope Dormer (b. 1930), of Newbury, Berkshire, by his wife, the former Daphne Margaret Battine, & Georgina R. Knight, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Knight, of Chilmark, Wiltshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 26 August, 2005


Howe/Hobart engagement

The engagement was announced 26 August, 2005, between Tom R.P. Howe, son of Mr & Mrs Peter Howe, of Barnes, London, & Sophie Camilla Hobart (b. 1978), elder daughter of Robert Henry (Rob) Hobart (b. 1948), of Kensington, and Gatcombe Mill, Isle of Wight, scion of the Hobart Baronets (created in 1914), by his wife Una-Mary Diana Parker, scion of the Earls of Macclesfield, and kinswoman of Andrew Parker Bowles.
Sophie's uncle, Sir John Vere Hobart, 4th Baronet, is heir presumptive to the Earldom of Buckinghamshire.

Source: The Times 26 August, 2005


Coke/Brenninkmeijer engagement

The engagement was announced 25 Aug 2005, between Robert H. D'Ewes Coke (scion of the BLG family of Coke of Brookhill) elder son of Colonel and Mrs John Coke, of Fordingbridge, Hampshire, & Cécile, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Alphons Brenninkmeijer, of Brussels.

NB: The bride-to-be is a scion of the wealthy family - founders of the C&A stores empire. A kinswoman, Millie Brenninkmeijer, is the second wife of Nicholas Wentworth-Stanley (descended from the Earls of Erne).

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 August, 2005


Fletcher Gervase Edgar Elliott

Nicola Jane Elliott (nee Drake-Brockman), scion of that BLG family, wife of Dominic Michael Elliott, gave birth to a son, Fletcher Gervase Edgar, 27 July, 2005.
Dominic is the yst son of Mr D.W.M. Elliott and Mrs N.M. Elliott, and Nicola is a daughter of Mr & Mrs G.A. Drake-Brockman.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 Aug 2005


Lord Fitt (1926-2005)

The Lord Fitt, a life peer, one of Northern Ireland's fiercest critics of the IRA and the first leader of the SDLP, died 26 August, 2005, at the age of 79.
Gerard (known as Gerry) Fitt, was born 9 April, 1926, the son of George Patrick Fitt, by his wife Mary Anne, and was educated at the Christian Brothers' School, Belfast.
Career: - - ->>Merchant seaman, 1941-53; Councillor later Alderman, Belfast Corporation, 1958-81; MP [Eire Lab] Parliament of Northern Ireland, Dock Division of Belfast, 1962-72; Member [SDLP] N. Belfast, Northern Ireland Assembly, 1973-75, Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention, 1975-76; Deputy Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Executive, 1974; elected MP [Republic, Lab] Belfast West, 1966; a founder and Leader, Social Democratic and Labour Party, and MP [SDLP], 1970-79, when he resigned the leadership; MP [Socialist] 1979-83; created a life peer as Baron Fitt, of Bell's Hill, in the County of Down, 1983.
Gerry Fitt married in 1947, Susan Gertrude Doherty, by whom he had six daughters, of whom one is deceased. Baroness Fitt died in 1996.

Source: Daily Express 27 Aug 2005


Thursday, August 25, 2005

Gay Stafford (1929-2005)

Gay Stafford (nee Ramsay-Steel-Maitland) who died at Sauchieburn, Stirling, Scotland, 20 August, 2005, was born in 1929, daughter of Sir (Arthur) James Drummond Ramsay-Steel-Maitland, 2nd Baronet (who died in 1960). She married in 1949, Lieutenant-Commander Roger Martin Stafford, RN, who died in 1990.
The funeral is to be held at Falkirk Crematorium, Camelon, Falkirk, 26 Aug 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 24 August, 2005


Sebastian James Clarry Sawrey-Cookson

Lucy Sawrey-Cookson (nee Brown) wife of Toby Sawrey-Cookson, scion of the BLG family of Sawrey-Cookson of Neasham Hall & Broughton Tower, gave birth to a son, Sebastian James Clarry, at Normandy, France, 22 August, 2005, a brother for George & Rosie

Source: Daily Telegraph 24 August 2005


García Falcón/Douglas-Pennant engagement

The engagement was announced 24 August, 2005, between Señor Manolo García Falcón, eldest son of Señor Manuel García Jiménez and Señora Dolores Falcón Algaba, of Seville, Spain, and Camilla Faith (Milly) Douglas-Pennant (b. 1981), scion of the Barons Penrhyn (cr. 1866), daughter of Philip Morton [Paddy] Douglas-Pennant (b. 1947), of Tisbury House, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Sarah Frances Jane Coaker.

Source: Daily Telegraph 24 August, 2005


Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Michael Cosmo Bonsor (1926-2005)

Michael Cosmo Bonsor, b. 1926, scion of the Bonsor Baronets (Cr. 1925), son of Robert Cecil Bonsor, MC (1880-1932), by his wife, the former Enid Lawrence, [and grandson of Sir Henry Cosmo Orme Bonsor, 1st Baronet, a Conservative MP and Director of the Bank of England]; Michael was educated at Eton; served as Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards, 1944-47; married 1951, Ann Marie, daughter of Marcus Wallenberg, by whom he had issue; died 20 August, 2005. The funeral is at All Saints Church, Soulbury, Friday 26 Aug 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 23 August, 2005


Hugh John Chetwynd (1942-2005)

John Hugh Chetwynd, b. 1942, grandson paternally of the 8th Viscount Chetwynd, son of the Hon. John Julian Chetwynd (1906-66), by his wife Margaret Agnes (d. 1993), daughter of Maj-Gen. Hugh Clement Sutton, CB, CMG (of the Sutton Baronets); married 3 times - (i) 1966 (div 1971), Denyse Jacqueline de Frisching, of Berne, Switzerand; (ii) 1973 (div 1977), Caroline Fitzwilliams; (iii) 1983, Mrs Lorna Butler (nee Menzies), and had issue from his first and 3rd marriages; died 20 Aug, 2005.The funeral takes place at Holy Cross Church, Binstead, Hampshire, 25 Aug, 2005.

Source: The Times 23 Aug 2005


Geoffrey David Wentworth-Stanley (1924-2005)

(Geoffrey) David Wentworth-Stanley, who died 18 August, 2005, aged 81, was a member of the Burke's Landed Gentry family of Wentworth-Stanley of High Wych.
He was born 28 May, 1924, 3rd son of Charles Sidney Bowen Wentworth-Stanley, CBE (1892-1960), of High Wych Grange (head of the family), by his first wife, Edith Katharine Brocklebank (scion of the Brocklebank Baronets), and was educated at Eton.
Career: -->> served in World War II as a lieutenant with the 9th Lancers, 1944-47; member of White's and Buck's Clubs and the MCC; landowner, of Great Munden House, Ware, Hertfordshire, &c.
He married 1 March, 1951, Bridget (b. 1926), eldest daughter of the late Maj. Philip Ivan Pease (d. 1964, of that BLG family), by his wife Doris Madeline Crichton (b. 1904), scion of the Earls of Erne.
He is survived by his wife and issue:-
(i) [David] Michael, b. 1952, married to Jane Hall (descended from the Marquesses of Dufferin & Ava) (ii) Nicholas Philip, b. 1954 (his 1st wife, Clare Steel, is now wife of the 4th Marquess of Milford Haven) (iii) Christopher James, b. 1962. (iv) Adrian, b. 1965
A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at All Saints Church, Little Munden, Hertfordshire, 7 September, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 23 Aug 2005


Lane Fox/Townley engagement

The engagement was annouced 23 August, 2005, between Charlie J. Lane Fox, son of Mr Edward James Lane Fox (b. 1939), of that BLG family, and Mrs Lane Fox, of Caulcott, Oxfordshire, & Christine E. Townley, daughter of Mr & Mrs Vernon Townley, of Overland Park, Kansas City, United States.

Source: Daily Telegraph 23 Aug 2005


Albert Vincent Horatio Walpole

Eleanor Walpole (nee Hawkes), wife since 2000 of the Hon. Benedict Thomas Orford Walpole, (b. 1969), younger son of the 10th Baron Walpole and the late Judith Chaplin, MP, gave birth to a son, Albert Vincent Horatio, 27 July, 2005, a brother for Thomas, who was born 10 July, 2003.

Source: Daily Telegraph 23 Aug 2005


Oliver William Fox-Pitt

Alice Fox-Pitt (nee Plunkett) wife of William S.L. Fox-Pitt, gave birth to a son, Oliver William, at the Dorset County Hospital, 19 August, 2005.

William is the son of Mr and Mrs Oliver Fox-Pitt, and Alice is the daughter of Mr and Mrs David Plunkett.

Source: The Times 23 Aug 2005


Lord Lane, PC (1918-2005)

The Lord Lane, PC, AFC, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1980-92, died 22 August, 2005. He was aged 87.,3604,1554417,00.html
He was born Geoffrey Dawson Lane, 17 July, 1918, the son of Percy Albert Lane, of Lincoln, by his wife Mary Dawson, and was educated at Shrewsbury; Trinity College, Cambridge (Hon. Fellow, 1981).
Career: - - - ->>>served in the Royal Air Force, 1939-45 [awarded the AFC, 1943]; Called to the Bar at Gray's Inn, 1946, Bencher, 1966; QC 1962; Deputy Chairman, Bedfordshire Quarter Sessions, 1960-66; Recorder of Bedford, 1963-66; a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, 1966-74; a Lord Justice of Appeal, 1974-79; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1979-80; Member of the Parole Board, 1970-72 [Vice-Chairman, 1972]; Hon. Bencher of the Inner Temple, 1980; &c.
He was knighted in 1966; sworn of the Privy Council in 1974; created a life peer as Baron Lane, of St. Ippollitts, 1979.
He married in 1944, Jan, daughter of Donald MacDonald, b whom he had one son.

Source: The Times 24 August, 2005


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Sir Simon Codrington, 3rd Baronet (1923-2005)

Sir Simon Codrington, 3rd Baronet, who died at Frenchay Hospital, 17 August, 2005, aged 82, was the owner of Dodington House, Chipping Sodbury, near Bristol, the 18th century family seat which ranks in the top 10 of English stately homes, set in a Capability Brown park.

Sir Simon had a colourful marital career - much discussed in the tabloid press in the 1970s and 80s. Simon Francis Bethell Codrington was born 14 August, 1923, son of Sir Christopher Codrington, 2nd Baronet, by his wife, the former Joan Mary Hague-Cook (who died in 1961). He was educated at Eton.

Career:--->>Lieutenant Coldstream Guards; landowner (the family have lived at Dodington since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I); succeeded his father in the baronetcy (created in 1876) in 1979.

He married firstly, in 1947, Joanne (divorced 1959), daughter of J.W. Molineaux, and widow of William Humphrey Austin Thompson; married 2ndly, 1959, Pamela Joy Halliday Wise (divorced 1979); it was frightful bad luck for the second wife. She missed becoming Lady Codrington by one day. Her divorce became absolute just 24 hours before Codrington became Sir Simon on the demise of his father. Pamela Codrington refused to quit the stately home and retained hold on the big house whilst Sir Simon and his 3rd bride were reduced to living at the dower hosue on the 1,000 acre estate. Sir Simon married 3rdly, at Chipping Sodbury register office, 4 January, 1980 (divorced 3 Aug 1987) to Mrs Sarah Gwynne Gaze (nee Pennell). The tabloids oft referred to the 3rd Lady Codrington as a _descendant of Nell Gwynne_. Never a mention of Charles II. was she perhaps descended from Nell, if at all, from another liaison? Sir Simon married 4thly, in 1989, Shirley Ann, daughter of Percival Davis.

He is survived by his fourth spouse and three sons, Christopher, Bethell, and Hugo, from his second marriage. The eldest boy, Christopher George Wayne Codrington, b. 20 Feb, 1960, now succeeds to the baronetcy.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Peter's, Wapley, Gloucestershire, 25 August, 2005.

Sources: Daily Telegraph 22 August, 2005; Daily Express 15 Nov, 1979; Daily Mail 22 Nov, 1979; Yorkshire Post 4 Aug, 1987.

Duncombe/Garutti marriage

The marriage took place 17 August, 2005, at Havana, Cuba, between the Hon. Jake Barnaby Duncombe (b. 1972) second son of the 6th Baron Feversham (b. 1945), of Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, by his first wife, Shannon (d. 1976), daughter of Sir Thomas Foy, CSI, CIE; & Miss Rafaella Garruti, daughter of Signor and Signora Tiziano Garutti, of Ferrara, Italy.

Source: The Times 22 August, 2005


Lady Beit (1915-2005)

Lady Beit, who died in London, 17 August, 2005, aged 89, was the widow of the multi-millionaire philanthropist, Sir Alfred Beit, 2nd & last Baronet. Lady Beit was chatelaine of Russborough, a magnificent Palladian mansion near Dublin.
In 1947 the Beits sold their London town house at 15 Kensington Palace Gardens ("Millionaires Row"), which Sir Alfred had acquired just before WW2, to the government of Iraq.
Lady Beit and her husband were exceptionally generous patrons of the arts in Ireland. In 1952 they bought Russborough House in Wicklow to house the spectacular Beit Art Collection.
The Beits established the Beit Foundation in 1976 to manage their 18th century Palladian mansion and the art collection housed within. They subsequently presented both to the Irish nation.
Their munificence was recognised in 1993, when Mary Robinson, President of Eire, made them honorary Irish citizens.
The Beits sustained two burglaries at their home - the first in 1974, was led by the former debutante, Oxonian and IRA sympathiser Rose Dugdale; the gang assaulted the Beits and made off with 19 paintings including a Goya and a Vermeer. The works of art were recovered within a month.
In 1986 thieves struck again, this time stealing 18 paintings valued at $45million - at that time the most lucrative art robbery ever. A Velasquez subsequently turned up in Turkey and in 1992 the Gainsborough portrait of _Madame Baccelli_ was found by police in a van near Euston station.
Lady Beit was born posthumously, 22 Oct, 1915, scion of the Barons Redesdale, second daughter of Major the Hon. Clement Bertram Mitford, DSO (1876-1915), by his wife the former Lady Helen Alice Wylington Ogilvy, second daughter of the 8th Earl of Airlie.
Clementine was a cousin of the famous Mitford sisters; her father, not theirs, would have become the 2nd Baron Redesdale if he had not been killed in the First World War in May, 1915.
She married Sir Alfred in 1939 at Northaw, near Potters Bar. Her husband was a nephew of one of the great South African "Randlords" - another Alfred Beit, who was born in Hamburg in 1853.
Although Lutheranised in religion, the family was of Sephardic Jewish origin. The first Alfred Beit went out to South Africa at 17, just as the Kimberley diamond fields had been opened up. Within 20 years the diamond mines and trade had been entirely brought under the control of the De Beers company, itself effectively owned by Cecil Rhodes, Barney Barnato and Beit, who was the true financial genius of the group.
In their palmy days Sir Alfred and Lady Beit were known as the most handsome couple in London society. Her husband succeeded to the baronetcy in 1930. There were no children of the marriage, and Sir Alfred died in Ireland, 12 May, 1994, aged 91.
The funeral takes place at St Peter's, Eaton Square, London SW1, 30 August, 2005.

Sources: Daily Telegraph 22 Aug, 2005; Daily Telegraph 14 May, 1994; The Times, 14 May, 1994.

Monday, August 22, 2005

St. Germans/Wilson marriage

The marriage is to take place in September, 2005, at a Cornwall register office, close to Port Eliot, St. Germans, Cornwall, between Peregrine Nicholas Eliot, 10th Earl of St. Germans (b. 2 Jan, 1941), son of the 9th Earl of St. Germans (1914-88), by his first wife, Helen Mary Villiers (who d. 1951), and Miss Cathy Wilson.
The bride-to-be is 29 years junior to Lord St. Germans, and is an arts festival organiser.
The Earl ahs been married twice before, (i) in 1964 (divorced 1990) to the Hon Jacquetta Jean Frederica Lampson, daughter of the 1st Baron Killearn; and (ii) in 1991 (div) to Elizabeth Mary Williams.

Source: Daily Mail 15 August, 2005


Scott Plummer/Carter marriage

The marriage is to take place at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Frensham, 27 August, 2005, between Nicholas A. Scott Plummer, scion of that Burke's Landed Gentry family, and Miss Imogen J. Carter

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 August, 2005


Michael Jocelyn Hunter

Michael Jocelyn Hunter, who died 7 August, 2005, was a son of Jock Hunter (who was killed in action in 1915), by his wife Violet Sophia Mary, the elder daughter of Lt-Col. C.J. Baines, of the Gloucestershire Regiment. Michael's mother married secondly, 1920, as his second wife, Sir Reginald James Neville Neville, 1st Baronet (b. at Bombay, 22 Feb, 1863, d. 28 Apr, 1950; cr. Baronet, 1927; married 1stly, 1890, Ida ((d.1913)), 4th daughter of Sir Edmund Henderson, RE, KCB), of Sloley Hall, Norwich, Norfolk.

Source: Daily Telegraph 10 August, 2005


Kingsford/Havers engagement

The engagement was announced 18 August, 2005, between Major Justin N.J Kingsford, The King's Royal Hussars, youngest son of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Kingsford, of West Wittering, West Sussex, and Holly Linnell Havers (b. 1978), daughter of the Hon. Philip Havers, QC (b. 1950), by his wife, the former Patricia Frances Searle.

Holly Havers is a granddaughter of the late Baron Havers, PC, QC, sometime Lord Chancelor, a life peer, who died in 1992. She's a niece of the actor, Nigel Havers.

Source: Daily Telegraph 18 Aug 2005


Saturday, August 20, 2005

Scott/Maxwell engagement

The engagement was announced 19 Aug 2005, between Jamie G. Scott, son of the late Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs John Scott, of Ancrum, Roxburghshire, & Sophie Mary Maxwell (b. 1967), adopted younger daughter of the late 12th Baron Farnham (1931-2001), and Diana Baroness Farnham, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II since 1987.

(Is Jamie Scott a relative of the Scott of Ancrum Baronets? Mrs Cavendish-Bentinck, maternal grandmother of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother married secondly, cica 1870, Harry Warren Scott son of Sir William Scott, 6th Baronet, of Ancrum).

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 August, 2005


Friday, August 19, 2005

Lord Whaddon: Labour life peer

The Lord Whaddon, a life peer, died 16 August, 2005. He was aged 78.

As (John) Derek Page, he was Labour MP for Kings Lynn, 1964-70.

John Derek Page was born 14 August, 1927, the son of a bus driver, and was educated at St. Bedes College, Manchester, and London University (BSc Sociology).

Career: Director of Cambridge Chemical Co., Ltd from 1962, and Rindalbourne Ltd, 1983-90; Chairman of Daltrade Ltd from 1983, and Skorimpex-Rind Ltd, from 1986; Labour MP for Kings Lynn, 1964-70; created a life baron as Baron Whaddon, of Whaddon in the County of Cambridge, 1978.

Lord Whaddon, of The Old Vicarage, Whaddon, Royston, Hertfordshire was twice married, fristly, in 1948, to Catherine Audrey, daughter of John William Halls; Lady Whaddon died in 1979; married secondly, 1981, Angela Rixson, daughter of Luigi della Bella, of Treviso, Italy, and had issue from the first marriage, a son, the Hon John Keir Page, b. 1955, and a daughter, the Hon Eve-Ann, b. 1952.

Source: Daily Telegraph 18 Aug, 2005

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Myles Thoroton Hildyard, MBE, MC, TD (1914-2005)

Myles Thoroton Hildyard, MBE, MC, TD, who died at Flintham, Nottinghamshire, 13 August, 2005, aged 90, was head of the BLG family, Hildyard of Flintham Hall; Lord of the Manor of Flintham and Screverton; Patron of the living of Flintham in the benefice of Flintham-cum-Kneeton.
Mr Hildyard was appointed DL 1954; received the Territorial Decoration 1950; Justice of the Peace for Nottinghamshire 1954; served in the Second World War as a Captain in the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers), and was twice mentioned in despatches; Barrister-at-law, Lincoln's Inn, 1945, &c.
He was born 31 December, 1914, the eldest of the three sons of His Honour Gerard Moresby Thoroton Hildyard (1874-1956), of Flintham Hall, by his wife, the former Sybil Hamilton Hoare (scion of the BLG family of Hoare of Stourton).
He was (I think) unmarried. His niece, Mary Anne Hildyard (b. 1955), is the wife of the Baron Falconer of Thoroton, Lord Chancellor.
The funeral takes place at St Augustine's, Flintham, 24 Aug 2005§ion=1

Source: Daily Telegraph 17 Aug 2005


Anne Mildred Hanbury

Anne Mildred Hanbury, who died 14 August, 2005, at the age of 92, was the widow of Richard Nigel Hanbury, CBE, DL, JP (1911-1972), High Sheriff of Hertfordshire (1960), of Hay Lodge, Braughing, Ware, Hertfrodshire, scion of the BLG family of Hanbury of Drumstinchall, formerly of Poles.
She was the former Anne Mildred Alers Hankey, only child of Ernest Percival Alers Hankey, of Brook House, Stowton, Wiltshire (scion of that BLG family - see the 1952 edition).
She married Richard Hanbury, 6 Feb, 1936, and leaves issue, 2 daughters, (i) Penelope Anne (Pepe) b. 1937, married 1959, Sir John Edwin Lavallin Nugent, 7th Baronet; & (ii) Lucinda Jane (Cindy).
The funeral takes place at St Mary's, Braughing, Ware, 22 August, 2005

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 Aug 2005


Lady Lindsay, 94, widow of Sir William Lindsay, CBE, DL

Lady Lindsay who died 15 August, 2005, at the age of 94, was the widow of Sir William Lindsay, Kt, CBE, DL.
She was the former Anne Diana Morley, only daughter of Arthur Morley, OBE, KC (1881-1946), of Wickham Farm, Haywards Heath, Sussex, Chairman of Middlesex Quarter Sessions, by his wife Dorothy Innes Murray Forrest, and married Sir William in 1936.
Her husband was an admin officer, HM Treasury, 1940-45; Chairman of Cuckfield Urban District Council; member of the Countryside Commission, 1962-71, and was knighted in 1963.
Lady Lindsay is survived by 2 daughters, Jennifer and Ferlina. She was predeceased by a son, James.
A Service of Thaksgiving takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield, Sussex, 24 August, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 17 Aug 2005


Chamberlayne-Macdonald/Goulimis engagement

The engagement was announced 16 August 2005 between Thomas Somerled Chamberlayne-Macdonald (b. 1969), scion of the Bosville Macdonald Baronets (cr. 1625), younger son of Major Nigel Donald Peter Chamberlayne-Macdonald, CVO, OBE (b. 1927), late The Scots Guards, and Mrs Chamberlayne-Macdonald, of Cranbury Park, Winchester, & Irene A. Goulimis, younger daughter of the late Mr Stylianos Goulimis and Mrs Ioanna Goulimis, of Toronto, Canada.

Thomas's father, a younger son of the 15th Baronet, and an Extra Gentleman Usher to Queen Elizabeth II, was owner of one of Scotland's biggest and famous estates, the 80-square mile Knoydart estate. He assumed the additional surname of Chamberlayne in 1958 on his marriage to Penelope Mary Alexandra, daughter of Tankerville Chamberlayne, of Cranbury Park. Thomas's sister, Diana, is Countess of Lindsay, wife of the 16th Earl.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 Aug 2005

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Hon. Elspet Shelley Rix

The Hon. (Elspet) Shelley Rix, who has died , at the age of 53, was the eldest child of the Baron Rix, CBE (b. 27 Jan, 1924), the President of MENCAP, life peer, and former actor as Brian Rix, by his wife, the actress _Elspet Gray_, daughter of James MacGregor-Gray, of Surrey.
Shelley Rix, who suffered from Down's Syndrome, was born at Westminster Hospital, London, 3 Dec, 1951. her siblings are, (1) the Hon. James, (2) the Hon. Jonathan, and (3) the Hon. Louisa Rix.
His daughter's disability inspired Brian Rix to begin his extraordinary campaign for the disabled. He became secretary-general of MENCAP in 1981 and Chairman in 1988. He is now the President.
The funeral took place 8 August, 2005.

Source: Mail on Sunday 14 Aug 2005

Beale/Milner of Leeds marriage

The marriage took place at Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 23 July, 2005, between Gerald Montague Beale, younger son of the late Mr & Mrs George Beale, of London, and Helen, Baroness Milner of Leeds, second wife and widow of the 2nd Baron Milner of Leeds (1923-2003), and younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Lucius Wilmerding, Jr. The couple are to live in Princeton, New Jersey.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 July, 2005

Lady Harmsworth, 66, wife of Sir Hildebrand Harmsworth, 3rd Baronet

Lady Harmsworth, who died suddenly, 8 August, 2005, at the age of 66, was the wife of Sir Hildebrand Harold Harmsworth, 3rd Baronet, the gardening writer and a member of the newspaper publishing family. The first Baronet was a brother of the 1st Lord Northcliffe and the 1st Viscount Rothermere.
Lady Harmsworth, who lived in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, was a music and theatre critic for regional newspapers.
She was the former Gillian Andrea Lewis, daughter of William John Lewis, of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and married Sir Hildebrand in 1960.
She was the mother of 2 daughters, Claire, b. 1961, and Kirsten b. 1963, and a son, (Hildebrand) Esmond Miles, b. 1964.
The funeral service takes place at St Emmanuel Church, Cheltenham, 17 August, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 13 Aug 2005

Josiah Christopher Proctor Beauchamp

Kate Beauchamp (nee Hutchinson) wife of Robert Ivor Proctor Beauchamp (b. 1971), younger son of Sir Christopher Radstock Proctor-Beauchamp, 9th Baronet, by his wife, the former Rosalind Wainwright, gave birth to a son, Josiah Christopher Proctor, 9 August, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 15 Aug, 2005

Venetia Rose Hamilton

Harriet Hamilton (nee Roskill) wife since 1997 of the Hon. Gavin Gouldburn Hamilton (b. 8 Oct, 1968), son and heir of the 4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell, by his wife the former Corinna Dixon, gave birth to a third daughter, Venetia Rose, 31 July, 2005, a sister for twins Sybilla & Octavia.

Daily Telegraph 13 Aug 2005

Amelia Rose Thesiger

Joanna Thesiger (nee Woolley-Stafford), wife of Edward Thesiger, scion of the Viscounts Chelmsford, gave birth to a daughter, Amelia Rose, 5 August, 2005, a sister for Oliver Michael, b. 20 September, 1999, and Isabelle Daisy, b. 5 March, 2002.

Daily Telegraph 15 August, 2005

Millar/Graham marriage

The marriage took place, 30 July, 2005, at the Church of St James the Great, Dauntsey, Wilts, between Alexander D. Millar, son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Millar, of North Stoke, Oxfordshire, and Nina Louise Graham (b. 1976), scion of the Graham of Larbert House Baronets (cr. 1906), only daughter of (Kenneth) James Graham (b. 1947), by his wife, Victoria Margaret Home Drummond Moray (of that BLG family).

Source: Daily Telegraph 8 August, 2005

Harris/Fox marriage

The marriage took place at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Steeple, Dorset, shortly before 1 Aug 2005, between Jared Francis Harris (b. 1961), son of the late actor Richard St John Harris, by his former wife, the Hon. (Joan) Elizabeth Rees-Williams (b. 1936) (now Mrs Aitken) and Emillia Fox, daughter of the actor Edward Fox (b. 1937), by the actress Joanna David. Jared Harris is a grandson maternaly of the late 1st Baron Ogmore; Emillia is a half-sister of Lucy Fox, wife of the premier Viscount of Ireland, the 17th Viscount Gormanston.

Source: Daily Mail 1 Aug 2005


Agnew/Walton engagement

The engagement was announced 4 August 2005, between John Benedict (Ben) Agnew (b. 1972) scion of the Agnew Baronets (cr. 1629), youngest son of (Fulke) Quentin Ernesto Agnew (b. 1938), of Monte de la Torre, Spain, by his wife the former Susan Georgina Tyson, & Catherine H. Walton, daughter of Mr & Mrs Julian Walton, of Wimbledon, London.

Source: Daily Telegraph 4 Aug, 2005

Cadbury/lalvani engagement

The engagement was announced 4 Aug 2005, between Joel M. Cadbury (scion of the chocolate/confectionary dynasty), son of Mr Peter Cadbury, by his former wife the former Jennifer Mary Victoria Hammond-Maude (later Mrs Jennifer d'Abo), & Miss Divia Lalvani, daughter of Mr Gulu Lalvani, an electronics tycoon, and Mrs Conrad Schloesser.

Source: Daily Telegraph 4 Aug 2005/Daily Mail 5 Aug, 2005

Weld Forester/Rutherford engagement

The engagement was announced 6 Aug 2005, between Henry James (Harry) Weld Forester (b. 1981), scion of the Barons Forester, eldest son of Anthony Edward Weld Forester (b. 1954), of Gartmore, Stirlinghsire, by his wife the former Joanna Mary Whiteley, & Miss Sarah Rutherford, daughter of Mr & Mrs Lloyd Rutherford, of Stanley, County Durham/

Source: Daily Telegraph 6 Aug 2005

Makgill/Lo engagement

The engagement was announced 5 August, 2005, between the Hon. Robert Edward George Makgill (b. 1969), younger son of the late 13th Viscount of Oxfuird, by his first wife, and twin brother & heir presumptive of the 14th Viscount, & Miss Melissa A.R. Lo, daughter of Mr & Mrs Robert Lo, of Hong Kong.

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 Aug, 2005

Wingfield-Stratford-Johnstone/Hamilton Stewart engagement

The engagement was announced 25 July, 2005, between Dickon Wingfield-Stratford-Johnstone (b. 1978), scion of the Viscounts Powerscourt, son of Esme Edward Melville Wingfield-Stratford-Johnstone (b. 1950), of Bordeaux, France, by his wife the former Sara Birch Reynardson (of that BLG family), & Elizabeth Mary Hamilton Stewart, daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Hamilton Stewart, of Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Source: The Daily Telegraph 25 July 2005

Osborn/Elworthy engagement

The engagement was announced 29 July 2005, between Sir Richard Henry Danvers Osborn, 9th Baronet (cr 1662), b. 12 Aug 1958, son of the late Sir Danvers Lionel Rouse Osborn 8th Bt, and the former Constance Violette Rooke; & Belinda Mary Elworthy, younger daughter of the late Richard Elworthy and Mrs Elizabeth Norton.

Source: Daily Telegraph 29 July, 2005

Gathorne-Hardy/Ware engagement

The engagement was announced 10 Aug 2005, between the Hon. Argus Edward Gathorne-Hardy (b. 1973) younger son of the 5th Earl of Cranbrook, by his wife the former Caroline Jarvis (descended from the Earls of Clanwilliam), & Alexandra M. (Tilly) Ware, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Trevor Ware, of Loscombe, Dorset.

Source: Daily Telegraph 10 Aug 2005

Sam George Oliver Walford

Lara Katherine (Lally) Walford (nee Chetwynd-Talbot, b. 1973), scion of the Earls of Shrewsbury, wife of Nicholas Walford, gave birth to a son, Sam George Oliver, 22 July, 2005, a brother for Ella. Mr Walford is the son of Mr Robert Walford, of Upavon, Wiltshire, and Mrs Richard Besley, of Suffolk, and Lally is a daughter of Major Mark Patrick Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 1941), late the Coldstream Guards, of Coxwold, North Yorkshire, by his wife, the former Elizabeth Anne Bateman.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 July, 2005

Lucie Rose Campbell-Walter

Amelia Campbell-Walter [nee Lamb], wife of Jamie Campbell-Walter, gave birth to a daughter, Lucie Rose, 5 August, 2005, a sister for Harry Oliver,b. 15 March, 2004. Jamie is a son of Richard Campbell-Walter, of Hamble, Hampshire, scion of the landed gentry family of Campbell of Airds Bay, and is a nephew of Fiona Campbell-Walter who m. 1956, [div. 1965], Baron Heinrich Hans August Gabor Taszo Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kaszon [& is mother of Francesca who married into the Royal House of Austria]. Amelia Campbell-Walter is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Ronnie Lamb, of Fulmer, Buckinghamshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 August, 2005

Charles Ludovic Percy Napier

Lucinda Napier (b. 1971, nee Ward) wife of the Hon. Nicholas Alexander John Napier (b. 1971), younger son of the 14th Lord Napier & Ettrick, gave birth to a son, Charles Ludovic Percy, 1 August, 2005, at Queen Charlotte's Hospital. Mrs Napier is a daughter of Simon Charles Vivian Ward (b. 1942), and a granddaughter of Maj. Vivian Horrocks Ward who married in 1935, Leila Penelope, only daughter of Sir Edward Oswald Every, 11th Baronet.

Source: The Times 10 Aug 2005

Rosie Jeanne Burke Roche

Pippa K.V. Roche, wife of the Hon. (Edmund) Hugh Burke Roche (b. 1972), brother & heir presumptive of the 6th Baron Fermoy (and thus a first cousin of Diana Princess of Wales), gave birth to a daughter, Rosie Jeanne Burke, 21 June, 2005. Pippa (aka Philippa/Phillipa) is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Derek Long, of Goldsborough, North Yorkshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 29 July 2005

Hector McEwen

Monica McEwen, wife of Hugo McEwen, gave birth to a son, Hector, 19 June, 2005, at Stockholm, a brother for Emma. The father here Hugo Gabriel McEwen (b. 1965), son of Alexander Dundas McEwen, b. 1935, (of the McEwen Baronets), by his wife Princess Cecilia, daughter of HSH the late Franz, 2nd Prince Weikersheim.

Hebe Rosalind Legge

Cressida Legge (nee Hogg), wife of the Hon. Henry Legge (b. 1968), younger son of the 9th Earl of Dartmouth by his first wife, the former Raine McCorquodale (afterwards Countess Spencer), gave birth to a 3rd daughter, Hebe Rosalind, 24 July, 2005, a sister for Violet (b. 9 Oct 2000) and Olivia Daisy (b. 11 July, 2002). Mrs Legge is a daughter of Sir Christopher Hogg, Kt, Chairman of Reuters.

Source: The Times 5 Aug 2005

Amber Daisy Huntington-Whiteley

Lucy Huntington-Whiteley (nee Pluck) wife of (George) Adam Huntington-Whiteley (b. 1971), scion of the Huntington-Whiteley Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Amber Daisy, 27 July, 2005.


Flora India Stourton

Susanna R. Stourton (b. 1977, nee Hanbury) wife since 2004 of Thomas Michael John Stourton (b. 1965), scion of the Barons Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton, gave birth to a daughter, Flora India, 29 July, 2005.

Samuel Edward Andrew Buxton

Rachel Buxton (nee Mulholland), wife of Harry Desmond Gascoigne Buxton (b. 1972) scion of the Buxton Baronets, gave birth to a son, Samuel Edward Andrew, 31 July, 2005.

Source: The Times 4 Aug 2005

Gerald Percy, cousin of the Duke of Northumberland

Gerald Percy, company director, sometime director of Lonrho, scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, died suddenly 18 July, 2005, after a brief illness, aged 77. He was b. 26 Apr, 1928, second son of Lord William Richard Percy (1882-1963) by his wife Mary, dau of Capt. George Sitwell Campbell Swinton (of that BLG family); married 1stly 1950 (divorced 1953), Alison Jannice, elder daughter of Sir Herbert Ribton Meredith, of Nairobi; married 2ndly, 30 Oct 1954, Jennifer (divorced 1975), daughter of John Home-Rigg ( he d. 6 Feb 1998, aged 75), by whom he had 2 sons and 2 daughters. (Lord Gerald's 2nd wife married as her second husband, Times 15 Nov, 1978, the 6th Marquis of Bute, KBE (1933-93)); married 3rdly, in London, 24 Jan, 1983, Miss Victoria T. Henderson, daughter of Dr and Mrs Roger Henderson, of London, formerly of Nairobi. (Times 25 Jan, 1983). He is survived by his 3rd wife and four children from his second marriage. The funeral took place on 29 July.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 July, 2005

Patricia Ruck Keene

Patricia Ruck Keene, who died 25 July, 2005, was the widow of John Ruck Keene (of the BLG family Ruck Keene of Waterstock, formerly of Swyncombe House); and mother of Ben. The funeral took place at Cheltenham, 1 Aug 2005.

Source: The Times 27 July, 2005

Rosemary Eleanor Barclay

Rosemary Eleanor Barclay (nee Parker-Jervis), b. 1914, scion of the Viscounts St. Vincent, daughter of Maj. Edward Mainwaring Parker-Jervis, MC (1880-1935), by his wife Eleanor Dora Lyon; married 1940, Brig. Francis Peter Barclay, DSO, MC (of that BLG family); had 2 sons, Robin & Christopher; died 21 July, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 26 July 2005

Lady Martin, widow of Sir Laurence Martin

Lady Martin, who died at Ipswich Hospital, 26 July, 2005, was the wife of Sir Laurence Martin, Kt, DL, Senior Adviser, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, since 2000 (Arleigh Burke Professor of Strategy, 1998-2000).She was the former Betty Parnall, and married Sir Laurence in 1951. the mother of a daughter, Jane, and a son, Bill.

Source: The Times 1 Aug 2005

Leonard Victor Ingrams, CBE

Leonard Victor Ingrams, CBE, who died suddenly, 27 July, 2005, aged 63, was a grandson materally of Sir James Reid, GCVO, KCB, VD, MD, 1st Baronet, Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria, by his wife, the Hon Susan Baring, Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria, daughter of the 1st Baron Revelstoke. He was the son of Leonard St Clair Ingrams by his wife Victoria Susan Beatrice Reid; b. 1 Sept, 1941; married 1964, Rosalind Ann Moore; 1 son, 3 daughters. He was a younger brother of the former _Private Eye_ editor, Richard Ingrams another brother, Rupert, married the (18th) Baroness Darcy de Knayth, &c. Source:

Daily Telegraph 4 Aug 2005


Sir Frederick Bolton, Kt, MC

Sir Frederic Bolton, Kt, MC, Chairman The Bolton Group, 1953-91; Chairman, Dover Harbour Board, 1982-88 (Member, 1957-62 & 1980-88),died 27 July, 2005. He was aged 84. Frederic Bernard (Tim) Bolton was born 9 March, 1921, the son of Louis Hamilton Bolton by his wife Beryl Dyer, and was educated at Rugby School. Career: - - ->>served in World War 2 with the Welsh Guards 1940-46 (awarded the MC in Italy in 1945); Northants Yeomanry, 1950-56; Membe of Lloyd's from 1945; Member of the Baltic Exchange from 1946; Chairman, Atlantic Steam Navigation Co and Subs, 1960-71; Director, BP Tanker Co,1968-82; Member, British Rail Shipping & International Services Board, 1970-82 (later Sealink UK Ltd); President, Chamber of Shipping of the UK, 1966; Member of Lloyd's Register of Shipping General Committee, 1961-86; Chairman, Ship and Marine Technol. Requirements Board, 1977-81; Chairman, British Ports Associaion, 1985-88; Chairman, Pilots' National Pensions Fund, 1991-94; Member, PLA, 1964-71; Member, national Ports Council, 1967-74; President, Institute of Marine Engineers, 1968-69 and 1969-70; President, British Shipping Federation, 1972-75; President, International Shipping Federation, 1973-82; President, General Council of British Shipping, 1975-76; President, British Marine League, 1985-91; &c. He was knighted in 1976. Sir Frederic married 1stly, 1950, Valerie Margaret Barwick, daughter of George Short Barwick, and granddaughter of Sir John Storey Barwick, 1st Baronet, by whom he had 2 sons. Mrs Bolton died in 1970; married secondly 1971, Vanessa Mary Anne Robarts, by whom he had 2 sons and 2 daughters.

Source: Daily Telegraph 2 Aug 2005

Hon. Lord Robertson

The Hon. Lord Robertson, TD, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 1966-87, died 21 July, 2005. He was aged 92. Ian Macdonald Robertson was born 30 Oct, 1912, son of James Robertson and Margaret Eva Wilson, of Broughty Ferry, Angus, and Edinburgh, and was educated at Merchiston Castle School; Balliol College, Oxford; Cambridge University. Career: - - ->>served in WW2, 8th Battalion, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment); commissioned into the army in 1939; Captain, 44th Lowland Brigade (15th Scottish Division), in Normandy and NW Europe, and was mentioned in despatches; Member of the Faculty of Advocates, 1939; Advocate-Depute, 1949-51; QC Scotland, 1954; Sheriff of Ayr & Bute, 1961-66; Sheriff of Perth & Angus, 1966; Chairman, Medical Appeals Tribunal, 1957-63; Chairman, Scottish Joint Council of Teachers' Salaries, 1965-81; Chairman, Scottish Valuation Advisory Council, 1977-86; Member, Court of Session Rules Council; UK Representative, Central Council, International Union of Judges, 1974-87; Governor of Merchiston Castle School, 1954, Chairman 1970-96; Assessor on Court of Edinburgh University, 1967-81; Chairman, Edinburgh Centre of Rural Economy, 1967-85, &c. He married in 1938, Anna Love Glen (who died in 2002), daughter of Judge James Fulton Glen, of Tampa, Florida, United States; by whom he had one son and 2 daughters. A Service of Thanksgiving took place at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Saturday 30 July, 2005.

Source: The Times 25 July 2005


Hon. Lord Morison

The Hon. Lord Morison, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 1985-97, died at his home, 31 July, 2005. He was aged 74.Alastair Malcolm Morison was born 12 Feb, 1931, son of Sir Ronald Peter Morison, QC (Scotland) and was educated at Cargilfield; Winchester College, and Edinburgh University.Career: admitted to the Faculty of Advocates, 1956; QC (Scotland) 1968; Chairman, Medical Appeals Tribunal, 1972-85; Chairman, Performing Rights Tribunal, 1984-85, &c.He married (i) 1957, Lindsay Balfour Oatts (divorced 1977), by whom he had one son and one daughter; married (ii) 1980, Birgitte Hendil.The funeral service took place at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, 9 Aug 2005

Source: Daily Telegraph 3 Aug 2005--

Rear-Admiral Raymond Tribe, CB, MBE, DL

Rear-Admiral Raymond Haydn Tribe, CB, MBE, DL, died at Moulsford, Oxfordshire, 29 July, 2005. He was aged 97.He was born 9 April, 1908, son of Thomas and Gillian Ada Tribe.Career: - - ->>Served in World War II (received the MBE (Mil) and was mentioned in despatches twice); Comander 1947; Captain 1955; Rear-Admiral, 1962; Inspector-General Fleet Maintenance, and Chief Staff Officer (Technical) to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet, 1962-65; retired from the Royal Navy in Sept, 1965; he received the Distinguished Battle Service Medal of the Soviet Union; a Berkshire County Councillor, 1970-77; appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Berkshire, 1975.He married in 1938, Alice Mary Golby. No children of the union.The funeral takes place at St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Compton Newbury,8 August, 2005

Source: Daily Telegraph 3 Aug 2005--

Dame Betty Ridley, DBE

Dame Betty Ridley DBE, MA, Third Church Estates Commissioner, 1972-81; a Church Commissioner, 1959-81, died at Winchester, 1 August, 2005. She was aged 95.She was born Mildred Betty Mosley, 10 September, 1909, daughter of the Rt Rev Henry Mosley, sometime Bishop of Southwell, and was educated at the North London Collegiate School; Cheltenham Ladies' College.Career: -->> Member of the General Synod of the Church of England, 1970-81, and its Standing Committee, 1971-81; Central Board of Finance, 1955-79; Member, Faculty Jurisdiction Commission, 1980-83; Vice-President, British Counci of Churches, 1954-56, &c.She was appointed DBE in 1975.She married in 1929, the Rev. Michael Ridley, Rector of Finchley (who died in 1953), and had three sons and one daughter.The funeral took place at Basingstoke Crematorium, 4 Aug, 2005.

Source:The Times 3 Aug 2005

Cdr. Godfrey Chenevix-Trench, DSC

Commander Godfrey Maxwell Chenevix-Trench, DSC, of Kelling, Holt, Norfolk, scion of the Barons Ashtown, died 29 July, 2005. Born in 1917 the son of Charles Godfrey Chenevix-Trench, CIE (1877-1964), by his wife Margaret May Blakesley; Commander Royal Navy (Retired), served in World War II, received DSC and Bar; later a history teacher; married 1945, Nancy Louise, daughter of the Rev.A. Clarkson Birch, of Cloughton, Scarborough, Yorks; by whom he had issue. A Memorial Service will be held at St Mary's Church, Kelling, 19 August, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 3 August 2005

Elizabeth Lady Crossley

Elizabeth Lady Crossley, who died 29 July, 2005, at the age of 92, was the second wife, and widow, of Sir Kenneth Irwin Crossley, 2nd Baronet, JP, High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1919, who died in 1957. She was Elizabeth Joyce Shenton, daughter of E. Shenton, of Boxmoor, Hertfordshire, and married Sir Kenneth in 1954. The funeral took place at the West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington, 10 August, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 05 Aug, 2005

Dodo Wakeham

Dodo E.M. Wakeham, of Crowborough, Sussex, who died shortly before 27 July, 2005, aged 94, was the wife of Maj. C.E. Wakeham, of Durban, South Africa (a grandson of Talbot Baines Reed, the Victorian writer of boys' books); one daughter, Joanna; and one son Antony, who married,12 Oct, 1963, Marcia Elizabeth Lane Fox, dau of Colonel Francis and the Hon Mrs Lane Fox, and a granddaughter maternally of the 1st and last Baron Bingley. Mrs Wakeham's grandson, Richard Wakeham, was one of the protesters who successively entered the chamber of the House of Commons during the recent Foxhunting Bill, &c.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 July, 2005

Mary Monica Constable-Maxwell-Scott

Mary Monica (Mamo) Constable-Maxwell-Scott, who died 28 July, 2005, aged 59, was a scion of the Lords Herries of Terregles (Peerage of Scotland cr. 1489-90). She was born 29 Oct, 1945, youngest of the 5 children of Herbert Francis Joseph Constable-Maxwell-Scott (1891-1962) by his wife the former Eileen Josephine Smail; 2 brothers, Simon and David, and 2 sisters, Aurea and Susan. The funeral took place at St George's Retreat Chapel, Ditchling Common, East Sussex, 10 August, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 4 Aug 2005


Timothy James Dashwood

Timothy James Dashwood, b. 1947, scion of the Dashwood Baronets (cr. 1684), son of Donald Cassels Dashwood, by his wife Rachel McAnally; married 1983, Katherine Ruth (Kate) Harris; 2 children, Peter & Annie; died from cancer, 25 July, 2005. The funeral took place at All Saints Church, Fleet, Hampshire, 1 Aug, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 28 July, 2005

Air Commodore Sir Archie Winskill, KCVO

Air Commodore Sir Archibald Little (Archie) Winskill, KCVO, CBE, DFC and Bar, AE, Captain of The Queen's Flight, 1968-82, and Extra Equerry to Queen Elizabeth II, died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, 9 Agust, 2005. He was aged 88.He was born 24 January, 1917, son of James Winskill.Career: - ->>Fighter Pilot in the Battle of Britain; European and North African theatres; evaded capture in enemy territory, in occupied France, 1941, and in Tunisia 1943; Post War: graduate Army Staff College; Flying College; Air Adviser to the Belgian Government; Station Commander, RAF Turnhouse & Duxford; Group Captain, Operations Germany; Air Attache at Paris; Director of Public Relations, Ministry of Defence (RAF); Captain of The Queen's Flight, 1968-82; received Freedom of the City of London, 1978.Awarded the DFC in 1941 (received Bar to DFC in 1943); appointed CBE in 1960; CVO in 1973, and advanced to KCVO in 1980.Sir Archie married in 1947, Christiane Amilie Pauline, daughter of M. Bailleux, of Calais, France,by whom he had one son (deceased) and one daughter.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 August, 2005.


Edith Hoare, widow of Capt. Julian Hoare

Edith Hoare (nee Temple), who died 19 July, 2005, at the age of 92, was the widow of Capt. Julian Hoare, RAOC, a scion of the Hoare of Stourton BLG family. She was the former Edith Temple, 3rd daughter of Colonel Frederck Charles Temple, CIE, CBE, VD, of Lewes, Sussex (of that BLG family), and married in 1933. She was the mother of a son, Rupert, and four daughters, Rosamond, Elizabeth, Angela and Frances.

Source: Daily Telegraph 26 July, 2005


Lady Mitchell, wife of Sir David Mitchell, DL

Lady Mitchell, who died suddenly from heart failure, 5 August, 2005, aged 75, was the wife of Conservative MP Sir David Mitchell, and mother of the Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell.She was the former Pamela Elaine Haward, and married David Bower Mitchell in 1954. They had 2 sons, Andrew and Graham and one daughter, Suki, but they later separated (but did not divorce?).Her husband, who was knighted in 1988, was Minister of State for Transport, 1986-88.Lady Mitchell's elder son, Andrew, has been Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield since 2001, and was MP for Gedling, 1987-97, and a junior minister in John Major's administation between 1995-97.A Servive of Thanksgiving takes place at St Margaret's Church, Westminster, Thursday 29 September, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 12 Aug, 2005

Monday, August 15, 2005

Joan Lady Coates, widow of Sir Frederick

Joan Lady Coates, who died 10 August, 2005, at the age of 84, was the widow of Sir Frederick Gregory Lindsay Coates, 2nd Baronet (1919-1994).She was the former Joan Nugent Spinks, second of the three daughters of Major-General Sir Charlton Watson Spinks, KBE, DSO (b. 1877- d. 24 Oct, 1959), sometime Inspector-General of the Egyptian Army, by his wife, the former Marguerite Coleman, of Toronto, and married Sir Frederick, 20 Sept, 1940.She was widowed 24 June, 1994. She had issue, (i) Elizabeth Sara Ann, b. 12 January, 1941; (ii) Moira Louise, b. 23 January, 1945; & (iii) Sir David Charlton Frederick Coates, 3rd Baronet, b. 16 February, 1948.The funeral takes place at Affpuddle Church, Thursday 18 August, 2005.

Source: The Times 12 Aug 2005

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Turner/Trevelyan engagement

The engagement was announced 21 July, 2005, between Julian Philip Charles Turner, son of Mr & Mrs Philip Turner, of Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear, & Amanda Fay [Min] Trevelyan [b. 1967], daughter of Edward Calverley Thornton Trevelyan [b. 1935], scion of the Trevelyan Baronets [created 1662], and Mrs Edward Trevelyan, of Stamfordham, Northumberland.

Monasterace/Butler-Adams marriage

The marriage took place at Chelsea Town Hall, London, 15 July, 2005, between Eduardo Tomacelli, only son of Riccardo and Irene Tomacelli Filomarino, Duca and Duchessa di Monasterace, of London SW1 and Naples, and Miss Sophie Butler-Adams, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs David Butler-Adams, of Holtby, Yorkshire.

Wilbraham/Butler-Adams marriage

The marriage took place, 24 June, 2005, in London, between Jocelyn Thomas Ralph Wilbraham (b. 1970), youngest son of Mr [Martin] John Wilbraham, of Thorganby, Yorkshire, and his former wife, the former Hon. Catherine Mary Sidney (b. 1942), now the Hon. Mrs Catherine Wass, of St Leonards, Hampshire, and Fiona M. Butler-Adams, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs David Butler-Adams, of Holtby, Yorkshire.
Jocelyn Wilbraham is a grandson maternally of the late 1st Viscount De L'Isle, VC, KG, GCMG, GCVO, PC (1909-91).

Philippa Viscountess Astor (1930-2005)

Philippa Viscountess Astor, who died 20 July, 2005, after a short illness, was the secnd of the three wives of the 3rd Viscount Astor [1907-66], of Cliveden, a peer embroiled in the Profumo Affair, 1963.
Philippa Victoria Hunloke was born at 2 Carlton Gardens, St. James's, London, 10 December, 1930 the eldest child & only daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Philip Hunloke [a descendant of King William IV & Mrs Jordan]. Hunloke's wife was Lady Anne Cavendish, daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.
Philippa, who for 5 years previous to her nuptials, was working in theatrical stage management in reperory in London's West End, married at St. Columba's (Church of Scotland), Belgravia, London, 26 April, 1955 (divorced London 1960, Decree Nisi London 3 June, 1960), William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor,[b. Cliveden, Taplow, Buckinghamshire 13 Aug, 1907; d. Nassau, Bahamas 8 Mar, 1966, [son of the 2nd Viscount and of Nancy Viscountess Astor]
They had 1 child Hon. Emily Astor, born 1956; by her second husband James Anderson (grandson of James, 16th Earl of Perth) she has 2 sons & 2 daughters.

Sir Alastair Goodlad's peerage

The life peerage awarded to Sir Alastair Goodlad has been gazetted in the name, styleand title of Baron Goodlad, of Lincoln in the County of Lincolnshire.
Source: Daily Telegraph 21 July, 2005
Sir Alastair Robertson Goodlad, KCMG (1997), PC (1992), was appointed British High Commissioner to Australia in 2000; he was b. 4 July, 1943, son of Dr John Goodlad by his wife Isabel Sinclair, and was educated at Marlborough College; King's College, Cambridge (MA, LLB).
Career: Conservative MP for Northwich, Feb 1974-1983; Conservative MP for Eddisbury, 1983-99; Assistant Government Whip, 1981-82; a Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, 1982-84; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Energy, 1984-87; Comptroller of HM Household, 1989-90; Deputy Government Chief Whip and Treasurer of HM Household, 1990-92; Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1992-95; Parliamentary Secretary to HM Treasury & Govt Chief Whip, 1995-97; Opposition front bench spokesman on International Development, 1997-98; &c.
He married in 1968, Cecilia Barbara, 2nd daughter of Colonel Richard Lumley Hurst, by his wife the former Lady Barbara Lindsay (of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres), and has issue:-
(i) Magnus James Goodlad, b. 1972, educated at Eton and Oriel College, Oxford; engaged 30 Oct 2000, to Victoria, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Manisty, of Devon. They have issue, one daughter, Flora Cecilia Charlotte, b. 6 August, 2004.
(ii) William Duff Goodlad, b. 1974, educated at Eton and Pembroke College, Oxford.