Monday, December 11, 2006

Amaryllis Susan Rohays Burnett

Lavinia Margaret Burnett of Leys (nee Cox), wife of Alexander James Amherst Burnett of Leys (b. 1973), gave birth to a daughter, Amaryllis Susan Rohays, 24 November, 2006.
Alexander is the elder son of Mr James Comyn Amherst Burnett of Leys (b. 1941), and Mrs Burnett of Leys, of House of Crathes, Kincardineshire, and Lavinia is the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs C.A.F. Cox, of Leochel Cushnie, Aberdeenshire.
Alexander's father was born James Comyn Amherst Cecil, son of the Hon Henry Kerr Auchmuty Cecil (1914-42), scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney, who married in 1938, Elizabeth Rohays Mary (who d. in 1993 having married secondly, 1944, Capt Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, KCVO), only daughter of Major-General Sir James Lauderdale Gilbert Burnett of Leys, 13th Baronet, CB, CMG, DSO.
Alexander's father was, in 1966, recognized in the surname of BURNETT of LEYS, by Lyon Court. He married in 1971, Fiona Mercedes, second daughter of Lt-Col Harold Pedro Joseph Phillips, FRGS (who d. 1980), by his wife Georgina (now Lady Kennard), daughter of Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, GCVO, TD, 3rd and last Baronet [1893-1973], of Luton Hoo, by his wife, the Lady Anastasia [Zia] Wernher, CBE, [nee de Torby], elder daughter of Grand Duke Mikhail of Russia [1861-1929], by his morganatic wife, Sophia Nikolaievna, Countess de Torby, elder dau of Prince Nikolaus Wilhelm of Nassau, by his morganatic wife Countess Natalia von Merenberg [nee Pushkin].
Alexander Burnett of Leys is a nephew of the Duchess of Abercorn and the Duchess of Westminster.

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