Valentina Jane Scrope (nee Barnfather), wife of Thomas Oscar Scrope, [b. 1972], scion of that ancient family, gave birth to a son, Dominic Ralph Robert, 9 February, 2006, a brother for Elizabeth Blythe, who was b. 14 August, 2004.
Thomas (Tom) Scrope is the second son of John Frederick Scrope (b. 1932), and Mrs Scrope, and a grandson of Lt-Col Adrian Cuthbert Scrope, OBE, The Green Howards, by his wife, Everilda Sykes, second daughter of Sir Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet (1879-1919), of Sledmere.
Tom's great-great-grandfather, Sir Tatton Sykes, 5th Baronet (1826-1913) m. 1874, Christina Anne Jessica, daughter of the Rt Hon George Augustus Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck, MP, scion of the Dukes of Portland. Valentina Scrope is a twin daughter of Mr & Mrs David Barnfather.
Source: The Times 14 February, 2006
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