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