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.