Saturday, October 28, 2006

Ursula Rowland

Victoria *Plum* Sykes, the writer, and her husband, Toby Rowland, have been presented with their first child, a daughter, Ursula Rowland, born in London, October, 2006.
Mr Toby Rowland is the son of the late Mr "Tiny" Rowland (whose birth name was Furhop)and Mrs Josie Rowland, & *Plum* (b. 4 Dec, 1969), is a twin daughter (with her sister Lucy now Mrs Euan Rellie) of Mark Richard Sykes (b. 1937), scion of the Sykes Baronets, of Sledmere, Yorkshire, and his second wife, Valerie.
Plum's paternal grandmother, Camilla Georgiana Sykes (nee Russell) (1912-83), was a scion of the Dukes of Bedford; the bride's paternal grandfather was the grandson of Christine Cavendish-Bentinck, a descendant of the 3rd Duke of Portland.
"Tiny" Rowland who died in July, 1998, from skin cancer, was the former head of the British-based conglomerate, Lonhro plc, has died at the age of eighty from skin cancer. Rowland, who fought a long take-over war with Mohamed Fayed for control of Harrods, was once described by the former British Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath, as 'the unacceptable face of capitalism.. "

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