The engagement was announced 16 August 2006 between James E.S. Barton, son of Christopher Barton, of Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, and Mrs Leslie Kaye, of Allesley, Warwickshire, & Lara Jane Christabel McLaren (b. 1976), scion of the Barons Aberconway, only daughter of the Hon. Christyopher Melville McLaren (b. 1934), of London, by his wife the former Jane Elizabeth Barrie.