Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Lady Logan, widow of Sir Douglas William Logan

Lady Logan, who died 7 May, 2006, aged 89, was the widow of Sir Douglas William Logan (1910-87). Her husband was born in Liverpool in 1910 and went on to be educated at University College, Oxford. During 1935-1936 he held the Henry fellowship at Harvard and during 1936-1937 was assistant lecturer in Law at the London School of Economics. Logan was called to the bar (Middle Temple) in 1937 and also elected a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. During World War Two Logan worked for the Ministry of Supply before being appointed in 1944 as Clerk of the Court at London University where he became Principal in 1948. In 1959 Logan was knighted and went on to receive honorary fellowships from the London School of Economics (1962), University College Oxford (1973) and University College London (1975) as well as honorary degrees from numerous universities around the world.

Source: Daily Telegraph 13 May, 2006


Lady Stakis, widow of Sir Reo Stakis....

Lady Stakis, who died 6 May, 2006, was the widow of the hotel magnate, Sir Reo Stakis. Her late husband opened Scotland's first casino on his way to building a massive personal fortune - he died in 2001, aged 88. Sir Reo was only 14 when he left his home in Cyprus in 1928 and headed for the UK - with just a suitcase full of lace goods made by his mother and £50 in his pocket. The future could have been so different if a railway official hadn't managed to retrieve the case when it was stolen at London's Victoria Station. She was Annitsa Petroppouou.The funeral took place at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St Luke, Glasgow, 18 May, 2006.

Source: The Times 15 May, 2006

Monday, May 29, 2006

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Mansel Miller, GCVO (1919-2006)

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Mansel Miller,GCVO, DSO, MC, Crown Equerry, 1961-87, an Extra Equerry to the Queen since 1987, died 17 May, 2006, aged 87; he was b. 4 February, 1919, the third son of Brigadier-General Alfred Douglas Miller, CBE (1919), DSO (1902) (b. 1 Mar 1864; d. 5 Dec, 1933), of Shotover House, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, by his wife Ella Geraldine Fletcher (d. 1935), scion of the Fletchers of Saltoun, daughter of John Fletcher of Saltoun Hall, and descended from the Earls of Wemyss & March. DSO (1944), MC (1944), CVO (1966), KCVO (1974), GCVO (1987). He never married.

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 May 2006

Sunday, May 28, 2006

George Askew: Big Brother contestant's Royal connections

Big Brother's George Askew is a 5th cousin of Princes William and Harry, and a kinsman of former Celebrity Big Brother's "Ordinary Boy" Preston. Young George is a great-nephew of the late 6th Duke of Sutherland, and a nephew of Lady Faringdon, a member of the Royal Household....
Prince William and Gerge Askew have a double family connection - through the Prince of Wales and through Diana Princess of Wales. George and Wills are 5th cousins via their descent from Devon landowner John Bulteel, an ancestor of Diana, and 6th cousins once removed in their descent from the 3rd Duke of Portland, an ancestor of Prince Charles.

George Askew and Prince William are 4th cousins several times removed of the Celebrity Big Brother contestant Preston, of the 'Ordinary boys'

Here's some lines of descent...

Charles, 2nd Earl Grey=Mary Ponsonby
Hon George Grey=Jane Stuart
Frederick Grey=Mary Greenstock
Ursula Grey=Alec Murray Preston
Anthony Preston=Miranda Hynes
Samuel Preston (b. 1982)=engaged to the ubiquitous Chantelle Houghton


Charles, 2nd Earl Grey=Mary Ponsonby
Lady Elizabeth Grey=John Bulteel
John Bulteel=Euphemia Parsons
Beatrix Bulteel=4th Earl of Durham
Lady Violet Lambton=4th Earl of Ellesmere
Lady Susan Egerton=Major John Askew
Henry Askew=
George Askew (b. 1986)


Charles 2nd Earl Grey
Lady Elizabeth Grey=John Bulteel
Louisa Bulteel=1st Lord Revelstoke
Hon Margaret Baring=6th Earl Spencer
7th Earl Spencer=Cynthia Hamilton
8th Earl Spencer =Frances Roche
Lady Diana Spencer=Prince of Wales
Pfrince William (b. 1982)


3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister
Lady Charlotte Cavendish-Bentinck
Harriet Greville
2nd Earl of Ellesmere
3rd Earl of Elelsmere
4th Earl of Ellesmere
Lady Susan Egerton
Henry Askew
George Askew


3rd Duke of Portland
Lord William Cavendish Bentinck
Rev. Charles Cavendish-Bentinck
Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck
Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
HRH The Prince of Wales
HRH Prince William of Wales


Saturday, May 27, 2006

James Robert Mackinnon

Anna-Louise Mackinnon (nee Cadbury), wife of David Mackinnon, gave birth to a son, James Robert, 17 May, 2006. Mrs Mackinnon is a daughter of Sir (Nicholas) Dominic Cadbury, and Lady Cadbury, (formerly Cecilia Sarah Symes).

Source: The Times


Haddon/Weinberg engagement

The engagement was announced in May 2006 between Edward Anthony Deacon Haddon (b. 1973), 1st and only surviving son of Richard Deacon Haddon, of Bideford, by his former wife the former Hon. Teresa Mary Head (b. 1938), of Charlbury, and Joanna Weinberg, one of the three daughters of Sir Mark Aubrey Weinberg, Knt (1987) (b. 9 Aug 1931), of London, by his 1st wife the late Sandra Le Roith (who d. 1978), and step-daughter of Lady Weinberg, the former Anouska Hempel, actress. Edward Haddon is a grandson of 1st Viscount Head, GCMG, CBE, MC, PC (1906-83), by his wife Lady Dorothea Louise Ashley-Cooper (d. 1987), daughter of the 9th Earl of Shaftesbury.

Source: The Times

Noel Kenelm Digby, MD, FRCS, FRACS

Noel Kenelm Digby, MD, FRCS, FRACS, who died at his home, 21 May, 2006, aged 59, was a scion of the Barons Digby(Baron Ireland, 1620; GB 1765). He was b. 1946, son of Kenelm Hubert Digby (b. 1912; d. ?), of Mount Street, Wellington, New Zealand, by his wife, the former Mutal Agnes Helen, daughter of Bertram E. Fielder, of Glebe Farm, Sherfield English, Romsey, Hants. Noel Digby married Helen----(maiden name unknown), and was father of Aleisha, Mikaela, Sophia and Harrison. The funeral Service takes place 1 June 2006, at St Mary the Virgin Church, Loughton, Essex.

Source:Daily Telegraph 27 May 2006


Hon. (Oliver) Piers St. Aubyn

The Hon. (Oliver) Piers St. Aubyn, MC, who died at his home in Cornwall, 24 May, 2006, aged 85, was the younger brother, and heir presumptive of the 4th Baron St. Levan. He was b. 12 July, 1920, son of the 3rd Baron (b. 1895; d. 1978), by his wife, the former Hon Clementina Nicolson, daughter of the 1st Baron Carnock. He was educated at Wellington, and St James's School, Maryland, USA; was High Sheriff of East Sussex, 1982-83; served in WW2 as Capt 60th Rifles and Parchute Regt (mentioned in despatches, awarded the MC); married 1948, Mary Bailey (d. 1987), daughter of Bailey Southwell, of Crocodile Leap Farm, Olievenhoutpoort, South Africa, by whom he had issue. His son, James Piers Southwell St. Aubyn, b. 1950, is now heir pres. to the Barony of St. Levan (UK 1887) and the Baronetcy (UK 1866).

Source: Daily Telegraph 26 May, 2006


Baby boy Vere Nicoll

Victoria Vere Nicoll (nee Gooch), wife since 2000, of Edward Vere Nicoll, scion of that BLG family, gave birth to a son, 23 May, 2006, a brother for ......(a son), who was b. 9 June, 2004. Edward Vere Nicoll, is the younger son of Mr & Mrs Mark Vere Nicoll, and Victoria, (b. 1974), is the yr daughter of Sir Timothy Gooch, MBE, 13th Baronet, and Lady Gooch. Edward Vere Nicoll is a grandson of Maj Raymond Guy Vere Nicoll, who married in 1939, Mary, yst daughter of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Madden, 1st Baronet, GCB, OM, GCVO; & is descended from a sister of the 6th & last Viscount Saye & Sele, &c.

Source: Daily Telegraph 26 May, 2006


Eloise Mavrojani Streeter

Frances Emma Crackanthorpe Streeter (b. 1973, nee Sawrey-Cookson), scion of that BLG family, & wife of Thomas A.H. Streeter, gave birth to a daughter, Eloise Mavrojani, 21 May, 2006. Thomas Streeter is the elder twin son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Streeter, of Beggars Hall, Hertfordshire and Frances is a daughter of Major (John) Henry Crackanthorpe Sawrey-Cookson, (b. 1938), & his wife, the former Merrilyn Patricia Thomas, of Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby, Cumbria. Frances's father is Lord of the Manor of Newbiggin, Hale, Ousby & Bank, & is head of the LG family Sawrey-Cookson, formerly of Neasham Hall & of Broughton Tower, &c.

Source:Daily Telegraph 26 May 2006


Charles Frederick Craigie-Halkett

Clare Craigie-Halkett (nee Arbuthnott), wife of Hugh Craigie-Halkett, gave birth to a son, Charles Frederick (Charlie), 23 May, 2006, a brother for Archibald (Archie) Robert, who was b. 5 July, 2004. Hugh is a son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs Charles Craigie Halkett, of Glentromie, Inverness-shire, and Mrs Craigie-Halkett is the former Clare Anne Arbuthnott, [b. 1974], elder daughter of the Master of Arbuthnott [the Hon [John] Keith Oxley Arbuthnott], and his wife, the former Jill Mary Farquharson. The infant is a great-grandson of the 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott, CBE, DSC, FRSE.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 May, 2006


Miranda Violet Harries

Sophy Harries, nee Maclean (b. 1972), wife since Dec. 2001, of Henry Harries (b. 1970), gave birth to a daughter, Miranda Violet, 17 May, 2006, a sister for Lara Constance, who was b.25 March, 2004. Henry Harries is the elder son of Mr David and the Hon Mrs Harries, and Sophy, younger daughter of Mr Roddy and the Hon Mrs Maclean. Henry Harries is a nephew of the 2nd Viscount De L'Isle, of Penshurst, Place, and his wife is a niece of the 4th Baron Rowallan, and a granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Rowallan.
Source: Daily Telegraph 27 May 2006


Friday, May 26, 2006

William Thomas Wilkin Dean

Isabel Dean (nee Evans-Freke) scion of the Barons Carbery and wife of Robert Dean, gave birth to a son, William Thomas Wilkin, 24 May, 2006, at Nelspruit, South Africa, a brother for Eleanor Sophia (Ella), who was b. 27 March, 2004.

Source: Daily Telegraph, 26 May 2006


maitland-Carew/Hardie engagement

The engagement was announced 25 May 2006, between Peter G.S. Maitland-Carew (b. 1979), scion of the Barons Carew, second son of the Hon Gerald Edward Maitland-Carew (b. 1941), of Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, by his wife Rosalind Averil Speke, & Joanna L. (Posy) Hardie, daughter of Mr Timothy Hardie, of Barclayhills, Perth, and Mrs Jill Hardie, of St Andrews, Fife.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 May 2006


Thursday, May 25, 2006

Anne Mary Oliver-Bellasis

Anne Mary Oliver-Bellasis (née Bates) who died 23 May, 2006 aged 91, was a scion of the Bates Baronets (cr. 1880), and was widow of Lieutenant-Col. John Oliver-Bellasis, DSO, JP, DL,late the Royal Fusiliers. She was b. 1915, dau of Colonel Arthur Syndey Bates, DSO, TD (1879-1958, by his wife the former Mary da Costa Crosse (d. 1962), daughter of Lieut-Col. Charles Robert Crosse, CMG, MVO; and married John Oliver-Bellasis in 1939; and leaves issue. The funeral Service - Thursday 1st June, 2006, - St. Lawrence's Church, Wootton St Lawrence.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 May 2006


Rose Evelyn Hambro

Rose Evelyn Hambro (nee Cotterell), who died 21 May, 2006, was a scion of the Cotterell Baronets (cr. 1805), & was a granddaughter maternally of the 7th Earl Beauchamp. She was born in 1932, a daughter of Sir Richard Charles Geers Cotterell, 5th Baronet, CBE (d. 1978), by his wife the former Lady Lettice Lygon (d. 1973), daughter of the 7th Earl Beauchamp; married 1954 (div 1976) Charles Eric Alexander Hambro (created a life baron in 1994), scion of that BLG family, son of Colonel Sir Charles Jocelyn Hambro, KBE, MC; by whom she had 3 children, Clare (b. 1957), Charles (b. 1959), and Alexander (b. 1962). The funeral is at St Mary's Church, Temple Guiting, 1 June 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 May 2006


7th Earl of Lonsdale (1922-2006)

The Earl of Lonsdale, 7th holder of the peerage, landowner, of Askham Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, died 23 May, 2006. He was 83.James Hugh William Lowther was born 3 Nov, 1922, the elder son of Anthony Edward Lowther, styled Viscount Lowther (who died in 1949); and was educated at Eton. Succeeded to the earldom (cr. 1807), & the Viscountcy and Barony of Lowther, on the demise of his grandfather, 1953. Career:->served in WW2 as a Captain in the RAC, & as a Captain in the East Riding Yeomanry & was mentioned in despatches. He was four times married, firstly, in 1945 (div. 1954), to Tuppina Cecily (d. 1984), daughter of Capt Geoffrey Henry Bennet; married 2ndly, 1954 (div. 1962), the Hon Jennifer Lowther, daughter of Maj the Hon Christopher William Lowther, of the viscounts Ullswater; married 3rdly, 1963, Mrs Nancy Ruth Stephenson, daughter of Thomas Cobbs, of Pacific Palisades, California, United States; married 4thly, 1975, Caroline Sheila, yst daughter of Sir Gerald Gordon Ley, TD, 3rd Baronet; and has issue from his four marriages.The peerages and baronetcy (cr. 1764) now devolve upon his lordship's eldest son, Hugh Clayton Lowther, styled Viscount Lowther, who was b. 27 May, 1949. A Thanksgiving service takes place at St. Michael's, Lowther, Cumbria, 3 June 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 May 2006


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Kathleen Nancy Jane Astor

Kathleen Nancy Jane Astor, who died 21 May 2006, was a scion of the Viscounts Astor. Born in 1949 she was a daughter of the Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor (1916-80) by his 1st wife the former Barbara Mary Colonsay McNeill; and was a granddaughter of the 2nd Viscount Astor. She never married. She leaves siblings, David, James, Georgina, Josh and Polly...

Source: Daily Telegraph 23 May 2006


Lady Harmood-Banner, widow of 3rd Bt

Lady Harmood-Banner, who died 20 May, 2006, at the Trinity Hospice, London, was the widow of Sir George Knowles Harmood-Banner, 3rd Baronet, who died in 1990, when his baronetcy became extinct. She was Rosemary Jane, daughter of Colonel Maurice Lawrence Treston, CBE, and married Sir George in 1947., She leaves 2 daughters, Susan and Gillian. The funeral is at Putney Vale Crematorium, London, on 2 June ......

Daily Telegraph 23 May 2006


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Poppy Grace Godsal

Felicity Susan Godsal (nee Plant) wife of Philip Langley Godsal (b. 28 June, 1971), gave birth to a daughter, Poppy Grace, 16 May 2006. Philip is the eldest son of Philip Caulfeild Godsal (b. 10 Oct, 1945), of that Burke's Landed Gentry family, of Iscoyd Park, Whitchurch, Shropshire, and his former wife Lucinda Mary (now Mrs John Jones, nee Dancy, of Eccleshall, Staffordshire), and Felicity is the younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Plant, of Burghfield Common, Berkshire. Philip's maternal grandmother, the former Pamela Anne de Lisle Caulfeild (b. 1924) is a scion of the Viscounts Charlemont.

Source>: Daily Telegraph 23 May 2006


Kitty Petra Hambro

Arabella J. Hambro (nee O'Shei) wife of Leo P. Hambro, scion of that BLG family, gave birth to a daughter, Kitty Petra, 20 May, 2006. Leo is the youngest son of Mr Peter Charles Percival Hambro, head of the BLG family, and Mrs Hambro [nee Brodrick], and Arabella is the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs William O'Shei.

Source: Daily Telegraph 23 May 2006


Saturday, May 20, 2006

Sir Basil Brickwood, 3rd Baronet

Sir Basil Graeme Brickwood, 3rd Baronet, died 16 May, 2006. He was aged 82. He was b. 21 May, 1923, a yr son of Sir John Brickwood, 1st Bt, Chairman and Managing Director of Brickwood & Co Ltd, brewers, of Portsmouth, and he succeeded to the baronetcy (cr. 1927) on the demise of his elder half-brother, Sir Rupert Redvers Brickwood, in 1974. He served with the RAF 1940-46. He married (i) 1947, Betty Cooper, and (ii) 1956, Shirley Anne, daughter of Richard Wallace Brown, and leaves daughters by his 2nd marriage. The funeral is at Haycombe Crematorium, Bath on 25 May, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 May 2006


Ann Lady Jardine of Applegirth

Ann, Lady Jardine of Applegirth, wo died at Dumfries, 16 May, 2006, aged 88, was the widow of Sir William Edward Jardine of Applegirth, 11th Baronet (Nova Scotia, cr. 1672), OBE, TD, 22nd Chief of the Clan Jardine, who died in 1986. She was Ann Graham Maitland, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Claud Archibald Scott Maitland, of the Gordon Highlanders, of Dundrennan and Cumstoun, Stewarty of Kirkcudbright, and married Sir William in 1944; she leaves issue, including a son, Sir Alexander, the 12th Bt.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 May 2006


Friday, May 19, 2006

Molly Victoria Alice Ropner

Keeley A. Ropner (née Mannion) wife of Dr James Richard Alexander Ropner (b. 1977), scion of the Ropner Baronets (cr. 1904), gave birth to a daughter, Molly Victoria Alice, 15 May, 2006. Dr Ropner is a son of Dr Richard John Ronald Ropner, MB, ChB (b. 1941), of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, & Dr Janet Elizabeth Ropner, MRCP, & Keeley is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Alistair Mannion, of Stafford, Staffordshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 May 2006


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Jack Alexander Humphrey

Serena Humphrey (nee Wolfe-Murray, scion of the Murray of Blackbarony Baronets, cr. 1628), wife of Edward Humphrey, gave birth to a son, Jack Alexander, 14 May 2006, a brother for Rory (b. ?), and for Tara Alice, who was b. 9 June, 2002.

Source: Daily Telegraph 18 May, 2006


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Brunner/Moate engagement

The engagement was announced 13 May 2006 between Samuel Felix Brunner (b. 1972), scion of the Brunner Baronets (cr.1895), and kinsman of HRH The Duchess of Kent, son of Hugo Laurence Joseph Brunner, DL (b. 1935), High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 1988, of Oxford, by his wife Mary Rose Catherine Pollen, of the Pollen Baronets, & Sally E.J. Moate, daughter of Sir Roger Denis Moate, Knt (1993), Conservative MP for Faversham 1970-97, of Newnham, Kent, by his 1st wife Mrs Hazel Moate, of Pimlico, London.

Source: Daily Telegraph 13 May 2006


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Alice Charlotte Josephine Farquhar

Sarah Farquhar (nee Wynne-Williams), wife of Charles Walter Fitzroy Farquhar (b. 21 February, 1964), elder son & heir of Sir Michael Fitzroy Henry Farquhar, 7th Baronet, & Lady Farquhar, of West Kington, Wiltshire, gave birth to a daughter, Alice Charlotte Josephine, 13 May, 2006. Sarah is a daughter of the late Mr John Wynne-Williams, of Newmarket, Suffolk, and of Mrs Hugh Day, of Ousden, Suffolk.

Source: The Times 16 May 2006


Margaret Litchfield (nee Portal)

Margaret 'Moggy' Litchfield (née Portal) - who died at her home, 9 May, 2006, aged 97, was a scion of the Portal Baronets and a kinswoman of Her Majesty the Queen (via their joint descent from Marquess Wellesley). She was a daughter of Brigadier-General Sir Bertram Percy Portal, KCB, DSO (1866-1949), by his wife the former Hon. Margaret Louisa Littleton, daughter of the 3rd Baron Hatherton. She was the widow of Captain John Litchfield RN MP, & the mother of Mark, Sophie (Irvin) deceased, and Virginia. Grandmother of Emilie, Luke and Amy (Irvin), and of Vasco and Larissa. The funeral Service is at Holy Cross Church, Bearsted, Kent, 25 May, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 May 2006


Thomas Robin Poyntz

Jane Poyntz [nee D'Albiac] wife of Nicholas Poyntz, scion of that BLG family, gave birth to a son, Thomas Robin, 11 Apr, 2006, a brother for Alexander, who was b. 4 Feb, 2001, and for Madeleine, who was b. in 2002.

Source: The Times 13 May, 2006


Monday, May 15, 2006

Alice Elizabeth Grace Becker

Sophie Becker (nee Townsend-Rose) wife of Niell, Becker, gave birth to a daughter, Alice Elizabeth Grace, 11 Apr, 2006. Niell is a son of Mr & Mrs Dieter Becker, of Basing, Hampshire, and Sophie is the eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs John Townsend-Rose, of Basingstoke, Hampshire. The Townsend-Roses have several connections with the peerage and BLG. A Susanna Townsend-Rose, daughter of Colin Townsend-Rose, married, 1987, the Hon [Ralph] Daniel Beckett, second son of the 4th Baron Grimthorpe and the former Lady Elizabeth Lumley.

Source: Daily Telegraph 13 May 2006

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Barclay/Kyriacou engagement

The engagement was announced 5 May 2006 beteween Rupert D.I. Barclay (of that BLG family??) elder son of Mr & Mrs David Barclay, of Chiswick, London, and Katerina A. Kyriacou, daughter of Mr & Mrs Anastasis Kyriacou, of Wandsworth, London.

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 May, 2006


Hon. Meghan Robertson

Baroness Wharton, wife of Myles Christopher David Robertson, the 12th Baron Wharton (b. 1 Oct, 1964) (peerage created, England 1554-5) gave birth to a daughter, the Hon. Meghan Robertson, 8 March, 2006, heir presumptive to the barony.



Sitwell/de Blank engagement

The engagement was announced 11 May 2006, between George Reresby Sacheverell Sitwell (b. 1967), heir presumtpive to the Sitwell Baronetcy (UK 1808), son of the late Francis Trajan Sacheverell Sitwell (1935-2004), of Weston Hall, Towcester, by his wife Susanna Carolyn Cross, & Martha L. de Blank, second daughter of Mr & Mrs Justin de Blank, of London.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 May 2006


+ John Eldon Marshall Dugdale

John Eldon Marshall Dugdale, TD, JP, DL, who died 9 May 2006, aged 86, was a scion of the BLG family of Dugdale of Wroxall Abbey. He was b. 2 Jan, 1920, a son of William Marshall Dugdale, CB (1881-1952), by his wife Ruth Edith, JP, yr daughter of the Rt. Hon. Sir John Eldon Bankes, GCB; was educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge; married 22 Feb, 1941, (Clulow) Ribah Lillah, daughter of Capt. Frederick Feilden Corbett-Winder (of that BLG family), by whom he had issue. A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Kerry Church on Friday 2 June, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 12 May 2006


+ Susan Clementi (nee Pelham)

Susan Clementi (nee Pelham) who died 8 May, 2006, aged 87, at West Clandon, Surrey, was a scion of the Earls of Chichester. She was born in 1918 as Susan Pelham, daughter of Sir (Edward) Henry Pelham, KCB (1876-1949) by his wife the Hon Irene Lubbock (d. 1961), daughter of the 1st Baron Avebury; married 1940, Air Vice-Marshal Cresswell Montagu Clementi,CB, CBE (who d. 1981), by whom she had issue.The funeral takes place at the Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham, 19 May 2006

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 May 2006


Byng/Sonnenberg engagement

The engagement was announced 11 May 2006 between George Michael Alexander (Alex) Byng (b. 1973), second son of the Hon. Julian Francis Byng (b. 1938), by his 1st wife the former Ingela Brita Berglund (now Mrs Adrian Evans), & Mariana Sonnenberg, daughter of Mr Carlos Sonnenberg and Mrs Eugenia Chapar. Alex Byng is a grandson paternally of the 7th Earl of Strafford (1904-84).

Source: The Times 11 May 2006


Thea Marchioness of Ely

Thea Marchioness of Ely, who died 5 May, 2006, was the widow of the 7th Marquess of Ely (1903-69). She was Thea Margaret Gronvold, daughter of Lars G. Gronvold, of Hove, and married in 1928, the then George Henry Wellington Tottenham, styled Viscount Loftus. In 1935 he succeeded his father as Baron Loftus (UK 1801), Earl of Ely, Viscount Loftus, and Marquess of Ely (Ireland created 1801) and a Baronet (cr. 1780). Her husband died in 1969 without issue, and was succeeded by his kinsman. The funeral is at St Paul's Church, Chichester, 17 May, 2006.
Source: Daily Telegraph 11 May, 2006


Friday, May 12, 2006

James Edward Cecil Fairfax

Vanessa C. Fairfax, wife of the Hon. Rupert Alexander James Fairfax (b.1961), gave birth to a son, James Edward Cecil, 10 May, 2006, a brother for William Thomas John, who was b. 4 June, 2004.
Rupert is the youngest son of the late 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and of Sonia Lady Fairfax of Cameron, and Vanessa C.Roberts, daughter of Mr John Roberts and Mrs Angela Roberts.
Rupert Fairfax was additional assistant private secretary to the Prince and Princess of Wales, 1986-88. His mother was a temporary Lady of the Bedchamber to QE11 1967-71.

Source:Daily Telegraph 12 May, 2006


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Tollemache/Johnstone engagement

The engagement was announced in May 2006, between the Hon. Edward John Hugo Tollemache (b. 12 May, 1976), a godson of the Prince of Wales and a Page of Honour to Her Majesty the Queen 1988-90, son and heir of the 5th Baron Tollemache (b. 13 Dec, 1939), of Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk, by his wife the former Alexandra Dorothy Jean Meynell (b. 1949), scion of the Earls of Halifax, & Sophie Johnstone, daughter of Iain Gilmour Johnstone (b. 8 Apr, 1943), author and broadcaster, by his wife the former Mo Watson.
Source: Daily Mail 9 May 2006


Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Mitchell/Wiggin engagement

The engagement was announced 3 May 2006 between Major Miles R.C. Mitchell, The Royal Dragoon Guards, son of the late Henry Mitchell and Mrs Mitchell, of Blackheath, London, & Audrey Mary Wiggin (b. 1974), scion of the Wiggin Baronets (created 1892), daughter of Sir Alfred William (Jerry) Wiggin, Knt, TD (b. 1937), of Great Malvern, Worcestershire, by his 1st wife Rosemary Janet Orr.
Source: Daily Telegraph 3 May 2006


Tate Benedict Leith Cecil

Juliet Cecil [nee McGrandle], wife of Rupert Lawrence Amherst Cecil, (b. 1967), gave birth to a son, Tate Benedict Leith, 3 May, 2006, a brother for Polly Candida, who was b. 18 February, 2004. Rupert Cecil is the elder son of the Hon. Mrs Patterson, (nee the Hon Fiona Corbett), of Newbury, Berkshire, and the late Mr David Cecil, & is a nephew of Henry Cecil, the racehorse trainer, scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney (descended from the 3rd Marquess of Exeter); and is a grandson maternally of the 2nd Baron Rowallan.

Source:Daily Telegraph 8 May 2006

Merlin Frederick Hotham

Katrina L. Hotham (nee Heyward) wife of the Hon. William Beaumont Hotham (b. 13 October, 1972), gave birth to a son, Merlin Frederick, 3 May 2006.
William is the eldest son & heir of the 8th Baron Hotham (b. 3 May, 1940) and Baroness Hotham, of South Dalton, East Yorkshire, and Katrina is the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Desmond Heyward, of Little Haseley, Oxfordshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 9 May 2006

Baron Simon of Glaisdale, PC

The Baron Simon of Glaisdale, PC, who died 7 May, 2006, aged 95, as Jocelyn Edward Salis Simon was Conservative MP for Middlesbrough, 1951-62, Financial Secretary to the Treasury in Macmillan's Administration, 1958-59, and Solicitor-General, 1959-62; Knighted in 1959; sworn of the Privy Council in 1961; President of Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Div of the High Court, 1962-71; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1971-77; created a life Baron in 1971 as Baron Simon of Glaisdale, of Glaisdale in the North Riding of York; married twice, is survived by his 2nd wife, the former Fay Elizabeth Leicester Pearson, by whom he had issue. He was b. 15 Jan 1911..... He was the last surviving person to have been appointed a King's Counsel...all living QCs have been appointed in the present reign....

Source: Daily Telegraph 8 May 2006


Monday, May 08, 2006

Baroness Reigate

The Baroness Reigate, who died 30 April, 2006, aged 92, was the widow of the life peer, Baron Reigate, PC, (1905-95), who as John Kenyon Vaughan-Morgan, was Conservative MP for Reigate 1950-70, created a Baronet in 1960, and a life peer in 1970. She was Emily Redmond Cross, daughter of William Redmond Cross, of New York City, and married John Vaughan-Morgan in 1940. She leaves 2 daughters, Julia & Deborah.
Source: The Times 5 May 2006

Lady Marioth Christina Hay

The Lady Marioth Christina Hay, who died 29 April, 2006, was a sister of the 12th Marquess of Tweeddale. She was born in 1918, a daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Edward Douglas John Hay, by his wife the former Violet Barclay (a granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Decies); she was raised to the rank of a daughter of a marquess in 1970, and resumed her maiden surname of Hay by deed poll in 1971; married (i) 1940 (div. 1954) Lt-Col George Richard Trotter, of the Royal Scots Greys (descended from the Earls of Eglington & Winton, he d. 1970); married (ii) 1954, as his 2nd wife,Sir Gifford Wheaton Grey Fox, 2nd Baronet, who died in 1959 (when his baronetcy became extinct); married (iii) 1963 (div. 1971) Sir John Hastings James, KCVO, CB, who died in 1980; and has issue living by her 1st marriage. The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, East Haddington, 9 May, 2006.
Source: Daily Telegraph 3 May, 2006

Sir William James Cooper Thomas, 2nd Baronet

Sir William James Cooper Thomas, TD, 2nd Baronet; b. 7 May, 1919; succeeded his father, Sir Wm James, in 1945; educated at Harrow and Downing College, Cambridge; Called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1948; JP and DL for Gwent; High Sheriff of Monmouth 1973-74; served in WW2 with Royal Artillery; married 1947, Freida Dunbar Whyte, (she d. 1990), daughter of F.A. Whyte, of Montcoffer, Banff, by whom he had issue; died in October, 2005.
Source: Daily Telegraph 1 May 2006

Lady Silvia Beatrice Combe

Lady Silvia Beatrice Combe, JP,(nee Coke, b. 1909), daughter of the 4th Earl of Leicester (1880-1949), of Holkham Hall, Norfolk, by his wife the former Marion Gertrude Trefusis; married 1932, Capt. Simon Harvey Combe, MC, Irish Guards (who d. 1965), by whom she had issue, died in October, 2005.
Source: Daily Telegraph 1 May 2006

Kleinwort/Busby engagement

The engagement was announced 28 April, 2006, between Alexander Hamilton Kleinwort (b. 1975), son of Sir Kenneth Drake Kleinwort, 3rd Baronet (d. 1994), by his 2nd wife the former Madeleine Hamilton Taylor, & Sarah Busby, daughter of Mr John Busby, of Solihull, Warwickshire, and Mrs Valerie Parkin, of Abernethy, Perthshire.
Source: The Times 28 April, 2006

Baroness Fraser of Tullybelton

The Baroness Fraser of Tullybelton, who died at her home in France, 21 April, 2006, was the widow of life peer, Baron Fraser of Tullybelton, PC, who died as the result of a motor accident in 1989. She was the former Mary Ursula Cynthia Gwendolen Macdonnell, daughter of Colonel Ian Harrison Macdonnell, DSO, late the Highland Light Infantry, and married Lord Fraser in 1943. She leaves a son Andrew, born in 1946, and a grandson, Bertie, born in 1984. The funeral took place in France, 25 April, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 2 May 2006***

Stewart/Lazenby engagement

The engagement was announced 5 May 2006, between the Hon. Henry Stewart, son of the Baron Stewartby, PC (b. 10 Aug 1935), a life Baron since 1992, of Broughton, Peebleshire, by his wife the Hon Deborah Charlotte Buchan, and Antonia J. Lazenby, daughter of Mr John Lazenby, of Kettlesing, Near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Helen Lazenby, of Masham, North Yorkshire.Henry Stewart is a grandson maternally of the 3rd Baron Tweedsmuir.

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 May 2006


Sunday, May 07, 2006

Rees-Mogg/de Chair engagement

The engagement was announced in May, 2006, between the Hon. Jacob William Rees-Mogg (b. 1969), younger son of the Baron Rees-Mogg (b. 14 July 1928), life peer since 1988, of Mells, Somerset, and Baroness Rees-Mogg, and Helena Anne Beatrix Wentworth Fitzwilliam de Chair, scion of that BLG family, daughter of the late Mr Somerset de Chair and of Lady (Anne) Juliet Dorothea Maud Tadgell (nee Fitzwilliam), of Bourne Park, Kent, daughter of the 8th Earl Fitzwilliam (peerage extinct since 1979).

Source: The Times

Lindsay/Grant engagement

The engagement has been announced between Charles L. Lindsay, son of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs Stephen Lindsay, of Invermoidart, Argyll, and the Hon. Louisa Katherine Grant of Rothiemurchus (b. 1975) , elder daughter of John Peter Grant, styled Lord Huntingtower, and Lady Huntingtower, and granddaughter paternally of the Countess of Dysart (in her own right).

Source: The Times


Lara Jane Patricia Lillingston

Tabitha Alice Lillingston (b. 1970), wife of Luke Lillingston (b. 1963), gave birth to a daughter, Lara Jane Patricia, 1 May, 2006, a sister for Hugh John Michael, who was b. 1 March, 2005.
Luke is the eldest son of Alan Lillingston and Lady Vivienne Margaret Lillingston, nee Nevill), and is a daughter Tabitha, daughter of Sir Malcolm Ross, KCVO, & Lady Ross.
Luke is a maternal grandson of the late 5th Marquess of Abergavenny, KG (1914-2000) by his wife the former Mary Patricia Harrison (1915-2005), and his wife is a daughter of the Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office. Tabitha's maternal grandfather, Gen Sir Michael Gow, was Equerry to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Tabitha's is also a great-granddaughter of the 1st Baron Mottistone, and has descents from the Earls of Erne and noble house fo Hamilton.

Source: Daily Telegraph 06 May 2006


Helena Franziska Audrey Osborn-Smith

Veronika Osborn-Smith (nee Baroness Veronika von Pfetten-Arnbach), wife of Brent Osborn-Smith, gave birth to a daughter, Helena Franziska Audrey, 25 April, 2006, a sister for Amelie Benedicta Millicent, who was b. 27 June, 2003.
Brent Osborn-Smith is the elder son of Mr & Mrs Roland Osborn-Smith, of Jersey, and Veronika is the daughter of Baron Wolfgang von Pfetten-Arnbach, of Munich, and Mrs Corinna von Blucher, of Wallgau, Bavaria.

Source: Daily Telegraph 06 May 2006


Sophie Cecilia Rosalinde Stansfield

Maryel Cecilia (Mimi) Stansfield (nee Napier), wife of Robert George Wilmot Stansfeld, gave birth to a daughter, Sophie Cecilia Rosalinde, 24 April, 2006, a sister for George Malcolm Wilmot, who was b. 22 July, 2003.
Mr Stansfield is the second son of Mr & Mrs John Stansfeld, and Mrs Stansfield is a daughter of the Hon Malcolm Napier (of the Lords Napier & Ettrick) and the former Lady Mariota Cecilia Murray, daughter of the 7th Earl of Mansfield & Mansfield.

Daily Telegraph: 03 May 2006


Iona Frances Hordern

The Lady Elspeth Pease Hordern [b. 1972], wife since August, 2001, of Mr James Hordern, gave birth to a daughter, Iona Frances, 26 April, 2006, a sister for Tobias [Toby] Peter Edmund, who was b. 9 February, 2003.
Lady Elspeth [nee Mackay] is the elder daughter of the 4th Earl of Inchcape and the Countess of Inchcape, and her husband is the son of the Rt Hon Sir Peter and Lady Hordern. Sir Peter was Conservative MP for Horsham, 1964-74, and 1983-97, and for Horsham and Crawley, 1974-83.

Source: Daily Telegraph 05 May 2006


Zak Edward Ian Cameron-Webb

The Hon. Rachel Louise Cameron-Webb (nee Finch-Knightley, b. 1974) wife of Andrew Cameron-Webb, gave birth to a son, Zak Edward Ian, 30 April, 2006.
Andrew Cameron-Webb is the eldest son of Mrs Ann Cameron-Webb, of The Algarve, Portugal, & Rache is the eldest daughter of Charles Heneage Finch-Knightley, styled Lord Guernsey, [b. 1947], of Packington Hall, Warwickshire, and Lady Guernsey [nee Crawley, of the Crawley-Boevey Baronets], and is a granddaughter of the 11th Earl of Aylesford.

Source: Daily Telegraph 3 May 2006


Saturday, May 06, 2006

Lopes/Parker Bowles wedding....

The marriage took place, 6 May, 2006, at St Cyrioc's Church, Lacock, Wiltshire, between Harry Marcus George Lopes (b. 1977), scion of the Barons Roborough, only son of the Hon. George Edward Lopes (b. 1945), of Yealmpton, Plymouth, Devon, by his wife, the former Hon. Sarah Violet Astor (b. 1953), & Laura Rose Parker Bowles (b. 1978), scion of the Earls of Macclesfield, only daughter of Brigadier Andrew Henry Parker Bowles, OBE (b. 1939), and of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall.

Harry Lopes is a grandson paternally of the 2nd Baron Roborough (1903-92), and a grandson maternally of the 2nd Baron Astor of Hever (1918-84), by his wife Lady Irene Haig, daughter of Field Marshal the 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE (1861-1928), &C.