Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Aikens/Nuttall engagement

The engagement was announced in January, 2007, between Tom Aikens, twin son of Mr Kevin Aikens and Mrs Tania Aikens, of Norwich, and Amber Louise Nuttall (b. 1976), daughter of Sir Nicholas Keith Lillington Nuttall, 3rd Baronet (b. 21 Sept 1933) by his 3rd wife Miranda Elizabeth Louise (now Countess of Stockton), daughter of Richard St John Quarry, and former wife of Peter Richard Henry Sellers, CBE, the actor....

Alastair Stewart-Richardson

Alastair Lucas Graham Stewart-Richardson, who died suddenly, 18 January, 2007, was a scion of the Stewart-Richardson Baronets (cr. 1630). He was b. 1927, son of Lt-Col. Neil Graham Stewart-Richardson, DSO (1881-1934) by his wife the former Alexandra Ralli (d.; 1972); educated at Eton & Magdalene College, Cambridge (MA); called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1952; married 1969, Diana Claire Rawstorne, by whom he had 3 children, James, Sarah and Hugh. Funeral to be held at St Mary's Church, Sculthorpe, 25 January...

Averil Lady Swinfen

Averil Lady Swinfen (née Humphreys), who died 15 January, 2007, at Cork University Hospital, late of Fermoy, Co.Cork, formerly of Middleton, Co. Cork and Spanish Point, Co. Clare, was the second wife and widow of the 2nd Lord Swinfen (1904-1977).
She was the former Averil Kathleen Suzanne Humphreys, daughter of Maj. William Marshall Hickman Humphreys, of Broomfield House, Middleton, County Cork; and married (i) Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Knowles, TD, by whom she had a son, Roderic and a daughter Coral; married (ii) in 1950, as his 2nd wife, Charles Swinfen, the 2nd Baron, a barrister, who died in 1977.
The funeral takes place 19 January, 2007, at Kilfenora Cathedral with burial thereafter in Ennistymon Cemetery.

Kenneth Douglas Evelyn Herbert Harington

Kenneth Douglas Evelyn Herbert Harington, who died at Cheltenham, 13 January, 2007, at the age of 95, was Metropolitan Magistrate, 1967-84.
He was born 30 September, 1911, the son of His Honour Edward Harington, and was educated at Stowe.
Career:->>served in the Second World War: Served in NW Europe as Major, Coldstream Guards; Hon Attaché, British Legation, Stockholm, 1930-32; Called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1952; Acting Deputy Chairman, Inner London and NE London Quarter Sessions, 1966-67.
He was twice married, firstly, in 1939, to the Lady Cecilia Bowes-Lyon (who died in 1947), daughter of the 15th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, of Glamis Castle, Forfar, and a niece of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother; married 2ndly, in 1950, Maureen Helen McCalmont (who died in 1992), daughter of Brigadier-General Sir Robert McCalmont, KCVO, CBE, DSO, by whom he had 2 sons, including His Honour Judge Michael Kenneth Harington, a Circuit Judge since 2000, who was b. 9 Aug 1951.
The funeral Service takes place, 26 January, 2006, at St Mary Magdalene, Adlestrop.

Rees-Mogg/de Chair marriage

The marriage took place at Canterbury Cathedral 13 January, 2007, 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 (b. 1977), scion of that LG family, daughter of the late Capt Somerset Struben de Chair and of Lady (Anne) Juliet Dorothea Maud Tadgell (nee Fitzwilliam, b. 1935), of Bourne Park, Kent, daughter of the 8th Earl Fitzwilliam (peerage extinct since 1979).

Dorothy Louisa Freeland

Dorothy Louisa Freeland (née Fane), who died 14 January, 2007, was a scion of the Earls of Westmorland (cr. 1624). She was b. 1917, a daughter of Hubert William Fane (1878-1949) by his wife Tilda von Adametz (d. 1953); married 1stly, 1938, Capt Frederick James Colville, scion of the Viscounts Colville of Culross (who d. killed in action, 1940); married 2ndly, 1941 (div. 1962) Lt-Cdr Clifford John Maddocks, RNVR, MIME; 3rdly, 1962 (div. 1974), Lt-Col John Anthony Russell Freeland, late the Queen's Royal Regiment, who d. 1989; and leaves issue. Memorial Service at St Philip's Church, New Church Road, Hove, 23 January, 2007.

Hon Maureen Maude Tower Rose-Price

The Hon. Maureen Maude Tower Rose-Price (nee Butler), who died 12 January, 2007, was a scion of the Barons Dunboyne (Peerage of Ireland 1324 and 1541); born in 1919 as Maureen Butler, daughter of the 27th Baron Dunboyne (17th by patent) (1874-1945), by his wife, the former Dora Isolde Butler Tower (d. 1977); married 1946, Lt-Colonel Robert Caradoc Rose Price, DSO, OBE (1912-88), late the Welsh Guards, scion of the Price Baronets (cr. 1815); by whom she had issue. Funeral Service. 23 January, 2007, at Chelsea Old Church, London SW3.

Gilbert Alexander Lucius Chetwynd-Talbot

Lieutenant-Colonel Gilbert Alexander Lucius Chetwynd Talbot, 14th/20th King's Hussars, who died at Oxford, 10 January, 2007, was a scion of the Earls of Shrewsbury & Waterford; born in 1918, the son of Charles Fleming Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot (1879-1933), by his wife Margaret Dorothy Huyshe; educated at Eton; Assistant Military Secreatry to the Commander-in-Chief, Middle East; Secretary, Albany, Piccadilly, 1967-83; served in WW2 in Iraq, Syria, Persia (mentioned in despatches) and Italy; unm. Funeral Service at St Agatha's Church, Brightwell cum Sotwell, nr Wallingford, 26 January, 2007.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Lady Jane Katherine Cory-Wright

The Lady Jane Katherine Cory-Wright (nee Douglas), who was b. 1926; married 1949 (divorced 1985) David Arthur Cory-Wright, scion of the Cory-Wright Baronets; died 11 January, 2007, aged 80; she was a daughter of the 11th Marquess of Queensberry (1896-1954) by his 2nd wife, ther former Kathleen Sabine Mann (d. 1969); and is a sister of the 12th Marquess of Queensberry (b. 1929); she leaves issue, Anthony, Simon & Christopher.
The funeral service will be held at West London Crematorium, Harrow Road, W10 4RA , 23 January, 2007.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Scudamore/Grimond engagement

The engagement was announced 15 January, 2007, between James R. Scudamore, only son of Mr and Mrs Jeremy Scudamore, of Acton Bridge, Cheshire, and Rose Clementine Grimond (b. 1979), second daughter of the Hon. John Jasper Grimond (b. 1946), of Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, by his wife, the former Kate Fleming, scion of that LG family, daughter of Lt-Col. Peter Fleming, OBE, by his wife the great actress Dame Cecila Johnson.
Rose Grimond is a granddaughter paternally of the late life baron Lord Grimond, sometime Leader of the Liberal Party...

Friday, January 12, 2007

Sarah Lady Aberdare (1924-2007)

Sarah Lady Aberdare, who died at Chilton House, 7 January, 2007, was the widow of the 4th Baron Aberdare, KBE, PC, DL (1919-2005).
She was b. 1924 as Maud Helen Sarah Dashwood, daughter of Sir John Lindsay Dashwood, CVO, 10th Baronet, of West Wycombe Park, Bucks; & married in 1946, the then Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, who succeeded to the peerage in 1957. She was the mother of four sons, Alastair 5th Lord Aberdare, James, Adam and Charles.
Her husband was Minister of State, Department of Health and Social Security, 1970-74; Minister without Portfolio, 1974; Chairman of Committees 1976-92, and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, 1976-2001; elected a member of the House of Lords, 1999; Chairman, Abany Life Assurance Co., 1975-92; Chairman, Metlife (UK) Ltd, 1986-92; Chairman, The Football Trust, 1979-98; President, Kidney Research for Wales Foundation; President, Tennis and Rackets Association, &c.
The funeral is at St Lawrence, West Wycombe, Bucks, 25 January, 2007.

Stanley Cameron Stopford Godsal

Samantha Jane Godsal, wife since 1994 of Hugh Colleton Godsal (b. 14 Oct, 1965), gave birth to a son, Stanley Cameron Stopford, 8 January, 2007, a brother for Harley Grey Garth, who was b. 12 July, 2004. Hugh Godsal is the only son of Alan Anthony Colleton Godsal (of the landed family of that name), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Cameron Stopford (b. 1939), second daughter of the 8th Earl of Courtown, OBE, TD (1908-75).

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Delia Countess of Kintore, widow of the 12th Earl

Delia Countess of Kintore, widow of the 12th Earl of Kintore, died at Inchmarlo House, Aberdeenshire, 10 January, 2007. She was born Delia Loyd, scion of that LG family, and descended from the Barons Brabourne, daughter of William Lewis Brownlow Loyd, of Upper House, Shamley Green, Guildford, and married the 12th Earl of Kintore (1908-89) in 1935.
Her issue includes the 13th Earl of Kintore (1939-2004). Her grandson is the 14th Earl (b. 1976).

Rosemary Watson (nee Wrixon-Becher) 1914-2007

Rosemary Watson (nee Wrixon-Becher), who died 7 January, 2007, at the age of 92, was scion of the Wrixon-Becher Baronets (cr. 1831). She was born in 1914, a daughter of Sir Eustace William Windham Wrixon-Becher, 4th Baronet; married 1938 (div 1948) Cyril Jeremy Taylor Watson, who died in 1974. She was the mother of Ann, Joy and Sue.

Wolfson/Bouman engagement

The engagement was announced 11 January, 2007, between the Hon Andrew Daniel Wolfson (b. 1969), 2nd son of Lord Wolfson of Sunningdale (b. 9 Nov 1935), of London, life baron, by his 2nd wife, and Orly Bouman, daughter of Mr Are ten Napel, of Amsterdam, and Mrs Judith Bouman, of Tel Aviv.

Evans/Parker engagement

The engagement was announced 11January, 2007, between Alexander Kenelm Singleton Cayley (Alex) Evans, (b. 1970), son of Mr Mark Singleton Evans, of The Manor House, Brompton by Sawdon, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Belinda Jane Cayley (b. 1940), and Fiona C. Parker, daughter of Mr and Mrs Tim Parker, of Melbourne, Australia.
Alex Evans is a grandson maternally of Sir Kenelm Henry Ernest Cayley, 10th Baronet

Jenkyn Alexander Bromhead Keigwin

Annabel Suzanne de Gonville de Gonville Keigwin (b. 1973), wife of Richard S. Keigwin, gave birth to a son, Jenkyn Alexander Bromhead, 4 January, 2007.
Richard is the son of Mrs Prue Keigwin and the late Lieutenant-Colonel Robin Keigwin, [who d. 5 February, 2002, aged 56], of Masham, North Yorkshire, and Annabel is a daughter of Brigadier David de Gonville Bromhead, CBE, LVO, former Equerry to the Prince of Wales, scion of the Bromhead Baronets, & Mrs Bromhead, of Wiltshire.
The Lord Cockfield, a vice-president of the European Communities, 1985-88, died 8 January, 2007, aged 90. The life peer was a Conservative minister who was dispatched to Brussels where he surprised the Government by embracing the European project .When, after a ministerial career at Westminister, Arthur Cockfield took up his post in Brussels as a vice-president at the European Commission in January 1985, neither those who sent him there nor those who were to be his new colleagues imagined what they were in for over the next four years. There was a tacit assumption - smugly relaxed on the British side of the Channel and resigned, almost offended, on the Continent - that the appointment was something of a coup by the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. (The Times)
Francis Arthur Cockfield was born 28 September, 1916, the son of Lt-Col. C.F. Cockfield, and was educated at Dover Grammar School and the London School of Economics.
Career:->Was Called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1942; Director of Statistics and Intelligence, Board of Inland Revenue, 1951-52; Finance Director, Boots Pure Drug Co, 1953-61, and Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Managing Committee 1961-67; Member of the NEDC 1962-64 and 1982-83; President, Royal Statistical Society 1968-69; Adviser on Taxation Policy to the Chancellor of the Exchequer 1970-73; Chairman of the Price Commission 1973-77; Minister of State, HM Treasury 1979-82; Secretary of State for Trade 1982-83; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1983-84; Vice-President, European Commission, 1985-88; received Grand Cross Order of Leopold II of Belgium; was knighted in 1973; sworn of the Privy Council in 1983; created Baron Cockfield, of Dover, county Kent (life Baron) in 1978.
Lord Cockfield married Aileen Monica Mudie, the choreographer, who predeceased him in 1992.

Christie/Cecil engagement

The engagement was announced 10 Jan 2007, between Nicholas J.A. Christie, younger son of Mr and Mrs Timothy Christie, of Wardrobes, Buckinghamshire, and Miranda Elizabeth Rohays Cecil (b. 1974), scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney, daughter of John Strongbow Amherst (Bow) Cecil (b. 1939), of Monk Sherborne, Hampshire, and Mrs Cecil.

St Clair-George/Bingham engagement

The engagement was announced 10 Jan 2007, between Jeremy St Clair-George, son of Mr and Mrs Michael St Clair- George, of Udimore, East Sussex, and Alexandra Romina Bingham (b. 1977), scion of the Earls of Lucan, daughter of Mr Nicholas Charles Bingham (b. 1943), of Udimore, East Sussex, and Mrs Bingham.

Beloff/Foley engagement

The engagement was announced 10 January, 2007, between Rupert J.A. Beloff (b. 1973), grandson of the life peer, Lord Beloff, only son of the Honourable Michael Jacob Beloff (b. 1942), and of Mrs Judith Beloff, of Oxford, Oxfordshire, and Laura-Jane Foley, only daughter of Mr James Foley and Dr Christina Foley, of Kingsley Moor, Staffordshire.

Richards/Wyndham engagement

The engagement was announced 9 January, 2007, between Adam H. Richards, son of the late Mr D.W. Boothman and of Mrs P. Richards and stepson of Mr D.J. Richards, of Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire, and the Hon Jessica Mary Wyndham (b. 1979), eldest daughter of the 2nd Lord Egremont (and 7th Lord Leconfield), of Petworth West Sussex, and Lady Egremont.

Lee-Steere/Chataway engagement

The engagement was announced 10 January, 2007, between James C.I. Lee-Steere, son of Mr Gordon Lee-Steere (b. 1939), of Jayes Park, Ockley, Surrey, & Mrs Lee-Steere, & Charlotte Chataway, daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Chataway, of The Old Rectory, Tichborne, Hampshire.
James Lee-Steere is a grandson of Charles Augustus Lee-Steere by his wife, the former Patience Hargreaves Pigott-Brown, scion of the Pigott-Brown Baronets.

Daisy Zoe Lawson Johnston

Lucy Zara Lawson Johnston (nee Janaway), wife of the Hon Rupert Arthur Lawson Johnston (b. 1972), gave birth to a daughter, Daisy Zoe, 22 December, 2006.
Rupert is a son of the 3rd Baron Luke (b. 1933), of Middleton, Leicestershire, by his second wife the former Sarah Louise Hearne, & Lucy is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Philip Janaway, of Didmarton, Gloucestershire. Rupert is a grandson maternally of Richard Hearne, CBE, the comedian/actor known as "Mr. Pastry".

Antonella Marchioness of Lothian (1922-2007)

Antonella Marchioness of Lothian, OBE, who died 6 January, 2007, at the age of 84, was a principled journalist and broadcaster who founded the annual Woman of the Year luncheons at the Savoy. Only too aware that she had a privileged life, Antonella Marchioness of Lothian (always simply Tony Lothian) devoted herself wholeheartedly to improving the lot of others. She was the widow of the 12th Marquis of Lothian (1922-2004). She was b. 8 Sept, 1922,,60-2535987,00.html

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Kate Middleton/Beatrix Potter

>From the Daily Express: "What do Peter Rabbit and the woman tipped to marry Prince William have in common? Plenty, it seems. Kate Middleton, we can reveal, shares a family tree with children's author Beatrix Potter, whose film biography starring Renee Zellweger opens today.
Explains our genealogy expert: "Kate is a descendant of a well-heeled Leeds dynasty, the Luptons, and is a cousin of two Lupton sisters - Elizabeth & Elinor - who were cousins of Miss Potter. They received illustrated greeting cards from the author in the early days of the 20th century."
This article does not say that Kate is a cousin of Beatrix Potter, but that Kate had relations who were themselves related to the authoress.
These articles go a step further and wenow have the future Queen as a kinswoman of Miss P.

Dannatt/Kennan engagement

The engagement was announced in January, 2007, between Lieutenant E.R.S. (Bertie) Dannatt, Grenadier Guards, son of General Sir (Francis) Richard Dannatt (b. 23 Dec 1950), of Keswick, Norfolk, by his wife the former Philippa Margaret Gurney (b. 27 Apr 1954), scion of the LG family of Gurney of Keswick & Bawdeswell, & Emma M. Kennan, daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Kennan, of Norwich, Norfolk.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Josephine Margaretha Victoria Fleming

Rory Fleming, scion of that LG family, and his wife the former Baroness Caroline Juel-Brockdorff (or Iuel-Brockdorff), were presented with a daughter, Josephine Margaretha Victoria, 20 Dec 2006, a sister for Alexander William, who was b. 7 Apr 2004.
Rory is descended from the liaison between William IV and Dorothea Jordan, the actress. Caroline is the elder daughter of Lensbaron Niels Krabbe Juel-Brockdorff (b. 15 May 1938) and his second wife Margaretha Lundgren (26 July 1950 - 27 Oct 1986).

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Lord Hussey of North Bradley

The Lord Hussey of North Bradley, life baron, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC, 1986-96, Chairman, Royal Marsden Hospital, 1985-98, has died at the age of 83.
Marmaduke James Hussey was born 29 August, 1923, the son of E.R.J. Hussey, CMG, and Mrs Christine Hussey, and was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Oxford (Scholar, MA; Hon Fellow, 1989).
Career: --->>served in the War 1939-45, with the Grenadier Guards in Italy, was severely wounded (lost a leg); joined Associated Newspapers, 1949, Director, 1964; Managing Director, Harmsworth Publications, 1967-70; Thomson Organisation Executive Board, 1971-82; Chief Executive, Times Newspapers Ltd, 1971-82; Joint Chairman, Great Western Radio, 1985-86; Director, William Collins plc, 1985-89; member, Select Committee on EEC, House of Lords, from 1997; Member, Govt Working Party on Artificial Limb and Appliance Centres in England, 1984-86; Trustee, Rhodes Trust, 1972-91; &c.
Marmaduke Hussey married in 1959, Lady Susan Katharine Waldegrave, DCVO, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth II from 1960, and a godmother of HRH Prince William of Wales; by whom he had one son and one daughter.

Frank Peter Allfrey

Martha Virginia Allfrey (nee Swire, b. 1972), wife of Alexander Allfrey, gave birth to a fourth son, Frank Peter, 28 Dec, 2006, a brother for Jack (b. ?), and for William Jude, who was b. 8 Apr 2001, and for Stanley Adrian, who was b. 3 June 2004.
Martha is the only daughter of Sir Adrian Christopher Swire, Kt (b. 1932), scion of that Landed Gentry family, by his wife, Lady Judith Compton (b. 1943), daughter of the 5th Marquess of Northampton.

Oliver Timothy Giffard-Lindsay

Katharine Zena Giffard-Lindsay (nee Thornton) wife of Mark Oliver Giffard-Lindsay, (b. 1968), gave birth to a son, Oliver Timothy, 28 Dec, 2006.
Mark is the eldest son of Colonel Oliver John Martin Lindsay, of the Lindsay Baronets (cr. 1962), by his wife the former Lady Clare Rohais Antonia Elizabeth Giffard, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Halsbury, and Katharine is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Timothy Thornton.
Mark Giffard-Lindsay's grandfather, Sir Martin, 1st Bt, was married (i) to Joyce Emily Lindsay, of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres, & (ii) to Loelia, former wife of the 2nd Duke of Westminster, and daughter of the 1st Baron Sysonsby. Mark descends from the first marriage.

Dowager Marchioness of Lansdowne

The Dowager Marchioness of Lansdowne, who died from cancer, 31 December, 2006, was the 4th wife, and widow of the 8th Marquess of Lansdowne, PC (1912-1999). She was the former Penelope Eve (known as Minnie) Bradford, daughter of Commander George Francis Norton Bradford, RN, and married (i) David Rolt, (ii) in 1982, as his 2nd wife, the Hon. John Astor (b. 1923, d, 1987) yst son of the 1st Lord Astor of Hever; married (iii) as his 4th wife, 12 July 1995, the 8th Marquess of Lansdowne, who died 25 Aug 1999. Funeral at Selworthy Church, near Minehead, Somerset, 6 January, 2007.

Jonno James Balding

Anna Lisa Balding (nee Williams), wife of Andrew Matthews Balding (b. 1972), a descendent of the Earls of Huntingdon, gave birth to a son, Jonno James, 29 Dec, 2006, a brother for Tonto & Puddle.
Andrew is the only son of Mr Ian Anthony Balding, LVO (racehorse trainer to HM Queen Elizabeth II) of Park House, Kingsclere, by his wife Lady Emma Alice Mary Balding (nee Hastings-Bass) b. 1949, and Anna is the younger daughter of Colonel and Mrs David Williams, of White Hart House, Ibthorpe.
Andrew Balding is a nephew of the 16th Earl of Huntingdon (Trainer to HM The Queen at the West Ilsley Stables from 1989), and a brother of Clare Balding (b. 1971) the former equestrian now BBC sports commentator.

Mountgarret/Fawcus marriage

The marriage took place 30 December 2006, between Piers James Richard Butler, 18th Viscount Mountgarret (b. 15 Apr, 1961), eldest son of the late 17th Viscount Mountgarret (1936-2004), by his 1st wife, Gillian Margaret Buckley (now Gillian, Baroness Howard De Walden), & Fenella M. Fawcus, daughter of Mr and Mrs David Fawcus, of Keevil, Wiltshire.

Pamela Pelham-Burn

Pamela Pelham Burn, who died 23 Dec 2006, at the age of 79, was the wife of Colin Pelham Burn, scion of that LG family, formerly of Adstock.

Richard Hugh Willis Fleming

Richard Hugh Willis Fleming, who died 28 December, 2006, aged 85, was head of the LG family of Willis Fleming, formerly of Stoneham. He was b. 20 Jan 1921, eld son of Brig. John Browne Phillimore Willis Fleming, CBE, TD, by his wife the former Eirene Charrington, scion of that LG family; educated at Winchester and the RMA Sandhurst; married 10 Nov 1953, Sonia Cecilia Helen, formerly wife of the Hon. Alan John Francis Mackay (of the Earls of Inchcape), and daughter of Capt. James Richard Tylden, JP, of The Manor House, Milsted, Kent, by whom he had issue.

Hon Joan Eleanor O'Grady

The Hon Joan O'Grady (nee Ramsbotham) who died 26 December, 2006, was b. 1917 as Joan Eleanor Ramsbotham, daughter of the 1st Viscount Soulbury, GCMG, GCVO, OBE, MC (1887-1971) by his 1st wife the former Doris Violet de Stein; married 1950, Maj. Robert Hardress Standish O'Grady, MC, Irish Guards, by whom she had issue.

Wilkerson/Goring engagement

The engagement was announced 1 January, 2007, between Rick D. Wilkerson, son of Mr & Mrs R. Wilkerson, of Fox Island, Washington State, USA, & Catherine Clare Goring (b. 1975), scion of the Goring Baronets, daughter of Richard Harry Goring (b. 1949), of Findon Park, West Sussex, by his wife the former Penelope Ann Broadbent.

Viscount Lambton (Disclaimed Earl of Durham)

Antony Claud Frederick Lambton, styled Viscount Lambton, politician and writer, who, in 1970, disclaimed the Earldom of Durham, died at Sovicille, Italy, 30 December 2006. He was aged 84. Lord Lambton was born 10 July 1922; styled 1941-70 Viscount Lambton; MP (Conservative) for Berwick-upon-Tweed 1951-73; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary 1955-57; succeeded 1970 as sixth Earl of Durham, disclaimed peerage for life 1970, desiring to be known as Lord Lambton; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence 1970-73; married 1942 Belinda Blew-Jones (she died 13 Feb 2003; one son, four daughters); He is succeeded by his son, Edward Richard Lambton, styled Lord Durham, who was born 19 Oct 1961.

Alexander Michael Williams-Bulkeley

Jennifer Leigh Williams-Bulkeley (nee Moran), wife of David Haakon Williams-Bulkeley (b. 1973), scion of the Williams-Bulkeley Baronets (cr. 1661), gave birth to a son, Alexander Michael, 13 December, 2006.
David is the second son of Michael Williams-Bulkeley (b. 2 April, 1943), of Anglesey, North Wales, by his wife, the former Ellen-Marie Falkum-Hansen, of Oslo, Norway, & Jennifer is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Moran, of Bloomfield Hills, United States of America.
David is a grandson of Sir Richard Harry David Williams-Bulkeley, 13th Baronet. His great-grandfather, Maj Richard Williams-Bulkeley, MC, married Victoria Alexandrina Stella Legge (of the Earls of Dartmouth); his gt-gt-grandfather, the 12th Baronet, married a Yorke (of the Earls of Hardwicke); the 11th Baronet married at Baring (of the Northbrook branch of the family).

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Barbara Lady Luke

Barbara Lady Luke, who died 30 December, 2006, at the age of 95, was the widow of the 2nd Lord Luke, KCVO, TD (1905-96). She was born in 1911 as Barbara Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, daughter of Sir Fitzroy Hamilton Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, 1st Baronet, and married the then Ian Lawson Johnston in 1932. He succeeded as 2nd Baron Luke, in 1943, and died 25 May, 1996.She leaves 2 sons, Arthur 3rd Lord Luke, and the Hon Harry Lawson Johnston, and a daughter, Caroline, and was predeceased by 2 sons, the Hon Andrew and the Hon Philip Lawson Johnston. A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at All Saints Church, Odell, Beds, 12 January 2007.