Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Edward Noel

Zara Noel (b 1978, nee van Cutsem) wife of the Hon Henry (Harry) Noel (b 1 July 1977), scion of the Earls of Gainsborough, gave birth to acson, Edward (Ned) Noel, 30 April, 2007.
Harry is the only son and heir of Viscount Campden (himself the eldestcson and heir of the 5th Earl of Gainsborough) by his wife the formercSarah Winnington (scion of the Winnington Baronets)
Zara is a daughter of Geoffrey Neil van Cutsem, scion of that LGcfamily, by his wife the former Sally McCorquodale, of that LG family.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Lord Culloden

Claire Alexandra Windsor, styled Countess of Ulster (b Sheffield, S Yorks, 29 Dec, 1977), wife since 2002, of Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor, styled Earl of Ulster (b London 24 Oct 1974), son and heir of HRH The 2nd Duke of Gloucester (b 1944), by his wife the former Birgitte Eva van Deurs, gave birth to a first son, Xan Richard Anders Windsor, styled Baron Culloden, 12 March, 2007.

Clements/Parsons engagement

The engagement was announced 24 February, 2007, between Nathaniel Clements, second son of Marcus Clements, of Fernshaw Road, London, and Joanne Clements, of Strokestown, Co Roscommon, and the Lady Alicia Siobhan Margaret Nasreen Parsons (b. 1971), only daughter of the 7th Earl of Rosse (b. 21 Oct 1936), of Birr Castle, Ireland, by his wife the former Alison Margaret Cooke-Hurle. The 7th Earl of Rosse is a yr half-brother of the 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO (b. 7 Mar 1930).

Godsal/Gilbart-Denham engagement

The engagement was announced 26 February, 2007, between Tom H. Godsal, eldest son of Philip Caulfeild Godsal (b. 10 Oct, 1945), of the LG family of Iscoyd Park, Whitchurch, Shropshire, and his former wife Lucinda Mary (now Mrs John Jones, nee Dancy, of Eccleshall, Staffordshire), and Georgie D. Gilbart-Denham, younger daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Seymour Vivian Gilbart-Denham (b. 10 Oct 1939), of Bungay, Suffolk, sometime Crown Equerry, by his wife the former Patricia Caroline Brooking. Georgie's paternal grandfather was Maj. Vivian Vandeleur (d. 1940), of Norway, who married Diana Mary Beaumont (d. 1983, later Mrs Gilbart-Denham)......

Trefgarne/D'Arcy-Irvine engagement

The engagement was announced 28 Feb 2007, between the Hon George Garro Trefgarne (b. 4 Jan 1970) , elder son of the 2nd Baron Trefgarne, PC, and Baroness Trefgarne, of Woking, Surrey, and Camilla M. D'Arcy- Irvine, daughter of Major and Mrs Anthony D'Arcy-Irvine, of Enford, Wiltshire.

Flora Cecilia Charlotte Goodlad

Victoria Goodlad (nee Manisty), wife of Magnus James Goodlad (b. 1972), gave birth to a daughter, Mary Isobel Rose, 18 February, 2007, a sister for Flora Cecilia Charlotte, who was b. 6 August, 2004.
Magnus is a son of Lord Goodlad, KCMG (b. 1943), life peer, sometime High Commissioner to Australia, Lady Goodlad (nee Hurst, a granddaguhter maternally of the 27th Earl of Crawford & Balcarres.
Victoria is the elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Manisty, of Devon.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hon Norah Brabazon

Fionnuala M. Brabazon, styled Lady Ardee (nee Aston), wife of Anthony Jacques Brabazon, styled Lord Ardee (b. 30 January, 1977), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon. Norah Elizabeth Brabazon, 16 February, 2007, at Dublin.
Lord Ardee is the only son of the 15th Earl of Meath and the Countess of Meath, of County Wicklow, and Fionnuala is the third daughter of Mr & Mrs Joseph Aston, of County Clare.

Harry Beresford-Peirse

Joanna M. Beresford-Peirse (nee Tamlyn), wife of Henry Njers De la Poer Beresford-Peirse, (b. 25 Mar 1969), scion of the Beresford-Peirse Baronets, gave birth to a son, Harry, 23 February, 2007. Henry is the son and heir of Sir Henry Grant De La Poer Beresford-Peirse, 6th Baonet (b. 1933), and Lady Beresford-Peirse, of Bedale and London, & Joanna is the youngest daughter of Mr Johnson Tamlyn, of Suffolk, and Mrs Susannah Graham-Campbell, of London.

Isla Gillian Josephine Gladstone

Charlotte M.S. Gladstone (nee Greggains) wife of Elwyn Andrew Gladstone [b. 1974], scion of the Gladstone Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Isla Gillian Josephine, at New York, 17 February, 2007.
Elwyn is the son of Mr [James] Francis Gladstone, of Hawarden, of the Gladstone Baronets, by his wife, the former Hon. Josephine Jones, daughter of the Baron Elwyn-Jones, former Lord Chancellor, & Charlotte is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Greggains, of Maryport, Cumbria.

2nd Earl Jellicoe, KBE

The 2nd Earl Jellicoe, KBE, who died 22 February, 2007, at the age of 88, was Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords, 1970-73, when his political career was brought to an untimely end by the revelation that he had been using the services of prostitutes.

Gray/Clark engagement

The engagement was announced 23rd February, 2007, between George M.A. Gray, elder son of Mr Christopher Gray, of Grantham, Lincolnshire, and Mrs Judy Gray, of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and Camilla Georgina Clark (b. 1977), younger daughter of the Hon David William Francis Clark (b. 1948), of Olhao, Portugal, and by his former wife, the former Elizabeth Grace Woodrooffe (now Mrs Compton Hellyer, of Yattendon, Berkshire).
The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the Lord Clark of Kempston, PC (1917-2004), a life baron.

Capt Robert Eden

Capt. Robert John Pulleine Eden, of Badlake, West Anstey, who died 20 February, 2007, was a scion of the Eden Baronets (cr. E 1672, GB 1776, and was kinsman of the 1st Earl of Avon, KG); he was b. 1920, a son of Brig. Henry Charles Hamilton Eden, CBE, MC (1889-1963), by his 1st wife the former Violet Alice Pulleine; married 1stly, 1947 (div 1969) the Hon. Rosemary Winifred Vivian, who d. 1981, daughter of the 3rd Baron Swansea; married 2ndly, 1969, Mrs Elizabeth Stanley Cleverly, he leaves a daughter, Sarah, from the 1st marriage, and 2 daughters, Catherine and Emily from the 2nd marriage. Funeral service at St Petrock's, West Anstey, 2 March.

Hardman/Rumboll engagement

The engagement was announced 22 February 2007, between Thomas D.B. Hardman, only son of Mr Blaise Noel Anthony Hardman (b. 24 Dec 1939), of Stapleford, Wiltshire, by his wife, the former Caroline Cameron, daughter of Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, KT, Chief of the Clan Cameron, & Joanna E.C. Rumboll, youngest daughter of Mr Robin Rumboll, of St Lawrence, Jersey, and Mrs Guy Lort-Phillips, of Grouville, Jersey, 2nd wife of Guy Stewart Lort-Phillips (b. 1930), scion of that LG family (who is the grandson maternally of Gut Stewart St. Aubyn, of the Barons St. Levan.

Lady Felicity Harwood

The Lady Felicity Ann Harwood (née Attlee), who died 15 February, 2007 at Aldwick House, formerly of Beaconsfield, was a daughter of the Labour Prime Minister Clement (1st Earl) Attlee, KG, OM, CH, PC (1883-1967), who served as PM 1945-51.
She was b. 1925, dau of the then Maj. Attlee, MP, by his wife the former Violet Helen Millar (d. 1964), and married in 1955, John Keith Harwood, OBE, who died in 1989. She leaves issue, Richard, Penelope, Joanna and Sally.
Thanksgiving service at St Mary and All Saints' Church, Beaconsfield, 7 March, 2007.

Caroline Lady Nuttall

Caroline, Lady Nuttall, who died 16 February, 2007, aged 70, was the first wife of Maj. Sir Nicholas Keith Lillington Nuttall, 3rd Baronet.
Rosemary Caroline York was born 28 July 1936, the eldest child of Christopher York, DL, head of the LG family of York of Long Marston (and descended from the Milner Baronets), by his wife, the former Pauline Rosemary Fletcher, scion of that LG family, formerly of Allerton, and married Nicholas Nuttall, 20 Dec, 1960 (div 1971), by whom she had issue, Harry, and Tamara (dec.)
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Aitken/Proby marriage

The marriage took place at All Saints' Church, Elton, 10 February, 2007, between the Hon. (Alexander) Rory Aitken (b. 1978), 2nd son of the 3rd Baron Beaverbrook (b. 1951), of Denchworth Manor, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Susan Angela More O'Ferrall (b. 1948), daughter of the late Francis Ambrose More O'Ferrall (d. 1976), by his wife Angela Mary Mather Jackson (b. 1925), of the Jackson Baronets (cr. 1869), & Alexandra Meredyth Anne Proby (b. 1980), scion of the Proby Baronets (cr. 1952), eldest daughter of Sir William Henry Proby, 3rd Baronet (b. 1949), by his wife the former Meredyth Anne Brentnall. Daily Telegraph 16 Feb 2007 ...

Legard/Thornton engagement

The engagement was announced 21 February, 2007, between Thomas James St. Quintin (Tom) Legard (b. 1972), son of Mr James Digby Legard, of Lowthorpe, East Yorkshire, by his wife the former Daphne Jane West, & Miss B.E. (Beth) Thornton, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Geoffrey Thornton, of Oulston, North Yorkshire.

Oliver Nicholas Bruce Cavendish

Sarah Elizabeth Cavendish, wife since 2002, of the Hon. Charles Gray Compton Cavendish, [b. 11 November, 1974], son and heir of the 6th Baron Chesham, gave birth to a son, Oliver Nicholas Bruce, at Sydney, 15 February, 2007, a brother for Isabella Alannah Suzanne, who was b. 12 April, 2004.
Mrs Cavendish is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Bruce Dawson, of London and South Africa.
Charles Cavendish descends from the 1st Baron Chesham (cr. 1858), (1793-1863), fourth son of the 1st Earl of Burlington, (1754-1834), third son of the 4th Duke of Devonshire, KG, (1720-64).
Source: Daily Telegraph 21 Feb 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

Mapes/Lawson Johnston engagement

The engagement was announced 6 February, 2007, between Zachary A. Mapes, son of Mr and Mrs Gregory Mapes, of New Hampshire, USA, and Tania Georgiana Lawson Johnston (b. 1977), scion of the Barons Luke (cr. 1929), daughter of the late Hon (George) Andrew Lawson Johnston, and of Mrs Andrew Lawson Johnston, of Inverernan, Aberdeenshire, and granddaughter paternally of the 2nd Lord Luke, KCVO, TD.

Tollemache/Johnstone marriage

The marriage took place, 3 February, 2007, at Knightsbridge, London, 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. The reception took place at St James's Palace.

Stubbings/Benson engagement

The engagement was announced 6 February, 2007, between Stephen F. Stubbings, son of Mr and Mrs William Stubbings, of.-North Yorkshire, and Laura Jane Benson (b. 1980), scion of the LG family of Benson of Stanway House, daughter of Mr Robert Charles Benson (b. 17 Nov 1952), of Celleron, by his former wife the former Lady Jane Helen Harbord Lowther (b. 1947), of Askham, Cumbria, and granddaughter of the late 7th Earl of Lonsdale (1922-2006).
Laura's great-grandfather, Guy Holford Benson (b. 1888) married in 1921, Lady Violet Catherine, widow of Hugo Francis, Lord Elcho (of the Earls of Wemyss), and second daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland.

Hon Joscelyn Skye Courtenay

Allison Joy Courtenay, styled Lady Courtenay, wife of Charles Peregrine Courtenay, styled Lord Courtenay (b. 14 August, 1975), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Joscelyn Skye Courtenay, at Los Angeles, United States, 31 January, 2007. Charles is the only son & heir of the 18th Earl of Devon (b.5 May, 1942), of Powderham Castle, Exeter, & the Countess of Devon, & Allison is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Gary Langer, of Los Angeles, California, United States.

Hon Lady Beaumont

The Hon. Lady Beaumont, who died 2 February, 2007, was the wife of the Hon Sir (Edward) Nicholas (Canning) Beaumont, KCVO, DL, Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, 1989-94, scion of the Viscounts Allendale.
Her husband wa clerk of the course and secretary to the Ascot Authority, 1969-94, and was appointed KCVO in 1994.
She was Jane Caroline, daughter of Alexander Lewis Paget Falconer Wallace, of Candacraig, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, and married Nicholas Beaumont in 1953, by whom she had 2 sons, Thomas (b. 1962), and Henry (b. 1966).
The private funeral is followed by a Service of Thanksgiving, Hexham Abbey, Thursday 8 February, 2007.

10th Lord Boston (1939-2007)

The Lord Boston, 10th Baron and 11th Baronet, died at his home, 3 February, 2007, at the age of 67.
Timothy George Frank Boteler Irby, was born 27 March, 1939, son of Gerald, the 9th Lord Boston, MBE (1897-1978), by his 2nd wife, the former Erica Nelly Hill (who died in 1990); and was educated at Clayesmore School, Dorset and Southampton University (BSc).
He married in 1967, Rhoda Anne, daughter of Ronald Albert Bate, of Balgowlah, New South Wales, by whom he had 2 sons, George and Jonathan, and one daughter, Rebecca. He succeeded to the peerage (cr 1761) nd the baronetcy (cr 1704) on the demise of his father in 1978.
The family honours devolve upon his lordship's elder son, the Hon George William Eustace Boteler Irby, who was b. 1 Aug 1971, who is married with issue.
The funeral will be held at St. Michael's Church, Penrhosllugwy, Anglesey on Saturday 10 February, 2007.

John Macleod of Macleod, 29th Chief of the Clan Macleod

John Macleod of Macleod, the 29th chief of Clan MacLeod, who died from leukaemia, 12 February, 2007, aged 71, found himself beset by controversy when, in 2000, he announced that he planned to sell the Black Cuillin mountains, part of his estate on the Isle of Skye. MacLeod needed to raise money to restore Dunvegan Castle, his 800-year- old family seat situated on an outcrop of black basalt. The Cuillins, which cover some 35 square miles, are home to golden eagles, white- tailed sea eagles, red deer and a number of rare plants. Sir Walter Scott, in The Lord of the Isles, was moved to write of them: "A scene so rude, so wild as this/Yet so sublime in barrenness."
John MacLeod was born John Wolrige-Gordon, 10 August, 1935, the second son of Captain Robert Wolrige-Gordon, MC. His (40 minutes younger) twin brother, Patrick, was to become a Tory MP. The boys' mother was the daughter of Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod, the 28th clan chief, who named John as her heir in 1951, when he changed his name to MacLeod of MacLeod. The clan traces its origins to the 13th century, when Leod, the son of a Norse king, gained possession of much of Skye.
After Eton, John went to McGill University, Montreal, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he was a contemporary of Janet Suzman and Donald Sutherland; he then began a career as an actor.
Dunvegan and its surrounding 30,000-acre estate were, however, to become his life. To mark his 21st birthday there was a clan gathering at Dunvegan attended by MacLeods from all over the world; the Queen and Prince Philip also made an appearance. John and his twin brother received gold watches from the United States MacLeods; opal cufflinks from the Australian MacLeods; silver spoons from the Vancouver MacLeods.
John took over at the castle when he was 30, Dame Flora continuing to live as his tenant in the south wing for another 12 years; on her death, in 1976 at the age of 98, he succeeded as the 29th clan chief.
Money had long been a problem. According to historians, the decline began with the 22nd chief, known as the Red Man, who was suspected of murdering his wife and who had generated animosity by failing to support the Jacobite uprising of 1745. The 25th chief was forced to let out the castle and work in London as a clerk.
Dame Flora had had to sell off large tracts of the estate, and MacLeod decided to open Dunvegan to the public, turning it into one of Scotland's most popular tourist attractions. The castle boasts many items of interest, including portraits by Raeburn and Zoffany, Flora Macdonald's stays and Rory Mor's drinking horn, from which each new MacLeod chieftain must quaff a litre of claret to prove his manhood (when his turn came, John MacLeod managed it in one minute 57 seconds).
In 1996, in an attempt to raise money, MacLeod demanded that two crofters running a salmon-farming business paid for access to the sea, invoking a 17th-century feudal law to claim ownership of the foreshore. He wanted £1,000 a year for crossing the beach and £54 for every ton of salmon landed.
MacLeod was a genial man who was genuinely distressed by the controversy which had surrounded him for the past seven years. His great love was music: he had a fine singing voice which can be heard on a CD of Scottish folk songs called MacLeod of Dunvegan, and each year he held a chamber music festival in the drawing room at Dunvegan.
John MacLeod married first, in 1961 (dissolved 1971), Drusilla Shaw. He married secondly, in 1973 (dissolved 1992), Melita Kolin, a Bulgarian concert pianist, with whom he had a son and a daughter; their son, Hugh Magnus MacLeod, succeeds as 30th clan chief. He had another son by a brief relationship before his second marriage, and is survived by his children and by his third wife, Ulrika.

Lt-Col. Sir John Inglefield-Watson, 5th Baronet

  1. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Inglefield-Watson, 5th Baronet, died at his home in Scotland, 7 February, 2007. He was aged 80.
    John Forbes Inglefield-Watson was born 16 May, 1926, the son of Sir Derrick Inglefield-Watson, 4th Bt, by his 1st wife Margaret Georgina Aikman, and was educated at Eton.
    Career: served in the Royal Engineers, 1945-81, retiring as Lieutenant-Colonel; football referee (Football Association staff referee instructor, from 1978); succeeded to the baronetcy (cr.UK 1895) on the demise of his father, 1987. He never married.
    The funeral took place at St Mary's Episcopal Church, Hamilton, 15 February, 2007.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Manser/Temple-Morris engagement

The engagement was announced in February, 2007, between Mr Joseph Manser, son of Mrs Stephanie Cross, of Kintyre, Scotland, and the Hon Christina Temple-Morris, younger daughter of the Baron Temple-Morris (b. 12 Feb 1938), a life peer since 2001, by his wife Tahere, daughter of His Excellency Khozeime Alam, of Teheran, Iran.

Alec Ronald David Lindsay

Caroline Lindsay (nee Donaldson), wife since 2000 of Capt. Robin Lindsay, the Black Watch [Royal Highland Regiment], gave birth to a son, Alec Ronald David, 11 January, 2007, a brother for Eelanor Nicoletta Rose, who was b. 3 July 2002, and for Loelia Lois-May, who was b. 23 November, 2004.
Capt. Lindsay is the youngest son of Sir Ronald Alexander Lindsay of Dowhill, 2nd Baronet, and the former Nicolette Storich, and Caroline Lindsay is a daughter of Mr & Mrs David Donaldson, of Balerno, Edinburgh.

Hector James Bertram Edgar Lindsay

Lady Lindsay, wife since 2000 of Sir James Martin Evelyn Lindsay of Dowhill, 3rd Baronet (b. 11 Oct, 1968), gave birth to a son, Hector James Bertram Edgar, 23 June 2006, a brother for Archibald Ronald Frederick (Archie), who was b. 26 October, 2004, & for Jemima Beatrice Margaret Lindsay, who was b. 19 June, 2002.
Lady Lindsay is the former Annabel Knight, yr daughter of Dr Peter Knight, of Taynton, Oxfordshire, and Mrs Margaret Knight, of Lane End, Buckinghamshire.
Sir James is the eldest son of the late Sir Ronald Alexander Lindsay of Dowhill, 2nd Baronet, and the former Nicoletta Storich; and is a nephew of Lady Mark Fitzalan Howard, and a grandson of Sir Martin Lindsay of Dowhill, 1st Baronet, who was 22 generations in descent from Sir William Lindsay of Rossie, 1st of Dowhill [b. 1350.] The 1st Baronet married Joyce Emily Lindsay of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres.

Eliza Alice Hemphill

Iona M. Hemphill (nee Campbell) wife of Geoffrey P. Hemphill, gave birth to a daughter, Eliza Alice, at Zurich, 24 January, 2007. Geoffrey is the eldest son of the Reverend and Mrs John Hemphill, of Ballyhalbert, Co. Down, and Iona is the daughter of Mr David Niall MacArthur Campbell of Strachur, 25th Chief of the MacArthur Campbells of Strachur, & representative of the Baronial House of Campbell of Strachur, & Mrs Campbell of Strachur, of Barbreck, Argyll. The infant's ancestor, Duncan, 1st of Strachur was a younger brother of Sir Gillespie Campbell of Lochow, ancestor of the Dukes of Argyll.

Crombie/Dalrymple-Hay engagement

The engagement was announced 2 February, 2007, between John Crombie,
eldest son of the late Professor Leslie Crombie, FRS, and of Dr Mary
Crombie, of Nottingham, and Lucie Helen Dalrymple-Hay (b. 1969),
youngest daughter of the late Sir James Brian Dalrymple- Hay, 6th
Baronet and of Sylvia, Lady Dalrymple-Hay, of Warnham, Sussex.

Peter Anthony Fane de Salis

Peter Anthony Fane de Salis, who died 6 January, 2007, at the age of 80, wasa scion of the LG family of Fane de Salis of Bourne House formerly of Portnall Park. He was b. 14 Oct 1926, son of Stephen Hercules Fane de Salis (1903-34), by his wife Georgina Dora Cassell; married 6 Sept 1961, Julia Elizabeth Beck, by whom he had issue, Henry, Stephen and Leopold. The funeral too place 19 January.

Leopold Frederyk Lloyd Baxendale

Kasia Baxendale, wife of Harry Baxendale, scion of the LG family of Framfield Place, gave birth to a son, Leopold Frederyk Lloyd, 21 January, 2007.

Eloise Gabriella Johnson-Ferguson

Emily Johnson-Ferguson (nee Elliot-Square) wife of Charles Patrick Johnson-Ferguson (b. 1972), gave birth to a daughter, Eloise Gabriella, at Sydney, Australia, 23 January, 2007, a sister for DaisyElizabeth, who was b. 17 Mar 2004, and for Olivia Anna, who was b. 12 Sept 2005.
Charles is the grandson of baronets paternally and maternally. His mother is a daughter of Sir Humphrey Sherston-Baker, 6th Baronet, and his father is a son of Sir Neil Johnson-Ferguson, 3rd Baronet.

Jonty Robert Christopher Scott

Louisa Gresley Wake Scott b. 1975 (nee Welby-Everard) wife of Tom R.G. Scott, and scion of the Welby Baronets (cr. 1801), gave birth to a son, Jonty Robert Christopher, 11 January, 2007, a brother for Rose Virginia, who was b. 17 May, 2005.
Tom R.G. Scott is the son of Mr and Mrs William Scott, of Meiklewood, Stirling, and Louisa Scott is a daughter of Colonel and Hugh Earle Welby-Everard, MBE (b. 1944), of Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover, Hampshire, and the late Mrs Virginia Welby-Everard.

Blacker/McAndrew engagement

The engagement was annouced 29 January, 2007, between Edward P. Blacker, elder son of Mr Peter Blacker and Mrs Fenwick Scott, both of West Sussex, and the Hon. Diana Sarah McAndrew (b. 1978), elder daughter of the 3rd Baron McAndrew (b. 16 Feb 1945), and Sarah Baroness McAndrew.

Mellor/Elek engagement

The engagement was announced 24 January, 2007, between Julian C.M. Mellor, son of the late Brigadier James Frederick Charles Mellor, DSO, OBE, by his wife the former Ann Hatton (now Lady Heathcote, wife of Sir Gilbert Simon Heathcote, 9th Baronet, CBE), & Mrs Caroline Felicia Elek (b. 1953), daughter of the late Edward Dudley Delevingne (d. 1974), by his wife the former Hon Angela Margo Hamar Greenwood (b. 1912), daughter of the 1st Viscount Greenwood, PC, KC (1870-1948).

Nancy Constance Staveley (1914-2007)

Nancy Constance Staveley (nee Cail), who died 24 January, 2007, aged 92, was the widow of Capt.(William Arthur) Miles Staveley (1913-81), late the Green Howards, scion of that LG family, of North Stainley Hall, Ripon, and the mother of Robert, Veronica and the late Simon Staveley. She was b. 1914, daughter of H.I. Cail, of Elmfield Hall, Scorton, Yorks, and married Capt Staveley, 17 Sept, 1938. He died in 1981, aged 68. Mrs Staveley's granddaughter, Amanda, was sometime the inamorata of HRH The Duke of York.

Cosmo William Nicholas Stirling

Zoë Stirling (nee Heptonstall) wife since January, 2003, of Duncan William Angus Stirling, [b. 1963], only son of Sir Angus Stirling, Kt, [b. 1933], and Lady Stirling, [nee Schofield], gave birth to a 3rd son, Cosmo William Nicholas, 30 December, 2006, a brother for Angus and Orlando.
Duncan Stirling is a grandson paternally of Duncan Alexander Stirling, who married 1926, Lady Marjorie Hilda Murray, [b. 1904], daughter of the 8th Earl of Dunmore. Duncan's maternal grandfather, William George Broadbent Schofield, married 1933, the Hon. Armyne Margaret Astley, second daughter of the 21st Baron Hastings.

Julia Davina Butter

Agnieszka D. Butter (nee Szeluk), wife since Sept 2006, of Charles Harold Alexander Butter (b. 10 Apr 1960), gave birth to a daughter, Julia Davina, 20 Dec, 2006.
Charles is the only son of Sir David Henry Butter, KCVO, MC, JP (b. 18 March, 1920), of the landed family Butter of Pitlochry, and Lady Butter, CVO (nee Myra Alice Wernher), of Pitlochry, Perthshire/
Charles Butter is a brother of the Countess of Dalhousie, and a first cousin of the Duchesses of Abercorn & Westminster, and is a grandson maternally of Major-General Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, 3rd Bt, GCVO, by his wife Lady Zia Wernher, daughter of HIH Grand Duke Michael of Russia and his morganatic wife Countess de Torby, &c.

Geordie Giles Maclay

Flora X.H. Maclay, wife since Apr 2004, of Robert Michael Maclay (b. 1972), elder son of the Hon Angus Grenfell Maclay (b. 1945), (yr son of the late 2nd Baron Maclay), and his first wife, the late Hon (Elizabeth) Victoria Baillie (d. 1986) eld dau of the 3rd Baron Burton, gave birth to a son, Geordie Giles, 16 January, 2007, a sister for Eliza Rosamund, who was b. 5 December, 2005.
Flora Maclay is the elder dau of Mr & Mrs Giles Weaver.

Darling/Gwynder-Lewis engagement

The engagement took place 19 January, 2007, between the Hon (Robert) James Cyprian Darling (b. 1972), son and heir of the 3rd Baron Darling (b. 29 Apr 1944), of Intwood, Norfolk, by his wife, the former Janet Rachel Mallinson, & Suzanne C. Gwynder-Lewis, eldest dau of Mr & Mrs Timothy Gwynder-Lewis, of Caerleon, south Wales.


May Leveson-Gower, who died at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, 14 Jan 2007, aged 86 was a scion (or by marriage?) of the Earls of Dukes of Sutherland (?). The funeral took place at Oxford, 25 Jan 2007.

penelope Brockman

Penelope Brockman, 3rd daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Ronald Brockman, died in January, 2007. The mother of 2 sons, Caspar & Theo Gordon. The funeral ttok place at Golders Green Crematorium, 26 January, 2007.

Very Rev Dick Wingfield Digby

The Very Rev Richard Shuttleworth "Dick" Wingfield Digby, Dean of Peterborough, 1966-80, who was born 19 August, 1911; died 29 January, 2007, at the age of 95. Scion of the LG family of that name, he was renowned as the Dean of Peterborough Cathedral who restored the building and its community ...
Dick Wingfield Digby was an outstanding Dean of Peterborough who brought method and reliability to the life and administration of that great but fragile Midlands cathedral. He arrived to find much of the precincts in disrepair, the deanery unusable, the organ, heating and fabric needing attention and only 700 Friends (a neighbouring cathedral had 5,000). He restored the cathedral and created a happy and confident worshipping community. He knew the congregation personally, encouraged regular worshippers to play a part in financing the cathedral and sharing in the revised worship and liturgical changes.

Molly Weld

Maria Mercedes "Molly" Herbert Henrietta Weld (nee Scrope), who died 21January, 2007, at the age of 94 was a scion of the LG family of Scrope of Danby; b. 13 Sept, 1912, second daughter of Henry Aloysius Scrope (1862-1950), by his wife the former Maria Mercedes de Laski; married 15 Oct, 1940, Edric Humphrey Weld, scion of the LG family of Weld of Chideock, by whom she had issue. The Requiem Mass takes place at Our Lady & St Benedict's Church, Ampleforth on Tuesday 30 January ....

Lord Kelvedon

The Lord Kelvedon, who died 27 January, 2007, at the age of 71, was, as Paul Channon, Conservative MP for Southend West, 1959-1997; and successively Secretary of State for Trade & Industry 1986-87, and Secretary of State for Transport 1987-89, in the Administration of Margaret Thatcher. (Henry) Paul Guinness Channon, PC (1980), was b. 9 Oct 1935, a son of the diarist Sir HenryChannon, by his wife the former Lady Honor Guinness, scion of the Earls of Iveagh. Channon married in 1963, Ingrid Olivia Georgia Wyndham, svion of the Barons Egremont & Leconfield, by whom he had issue. On his retirement from the Commons he was raised to the peerage (for life) taking the title Baron Kelvedon, of Ongar in thr Co. of Essex.

General Sir David Mostyn

General Sir (Joseph) David Frederick Mostyn, who died 20 January, 2007, aged 78, was Adjutant-General from 1986 to 1988; as a young officer in the Green Jackets he played an important role in suppressing a rebellion in Brunei. In December 1962 an insurrection broke out in the British Protectorate of Brunei, and 1st Green Jackets (1GJ), based at Penang, Malaya, moved at short notice to Singapore and embarked in the cruiser, Tiger. The ship was designed to accommodate no more than 400 troops, and, as the last of the 619 men filed on board, the captain was heard to exclaim: "For God's sake, let's sail before we sink!" He was a scion of the Mostyn Baronets, b. 1928, son of Joseph Philip David Mostyn (1894-1929).

Peter Francis Askonas

Peter Francis Askonas, Vienese-born businessman and ethicist, and husband since 1981 of Countess Sylvia Des Fours, died at Epsom, Surrey, 8 Jan 2007. He was born 1 Nov 1919.

Sophia Naomi Hyde Parker

Sophia Naomi (Sophie) Hyde Parker, who died 22 January, 2007, at the age of 54, was a scion of the Parker Baronets (cr. 1681). She was b. 1952, daughter of Edmond Francis Hyde Parker (1912-66), by his wife the former Naomi Thomas; married 1970, Glynn Mark Alexander Gray-Read, by whom she had 2 children, Oliver & Julian.

Slane/Bolton engagement

The engagement was announced 26 January, 2007, between Alexander Burton Conyngham, styled Viscount Slane (b. 30 Jan 1975), elder son of the Earl of Mount Charles (b. 23 May 1951), of Slane Castle, Co Meath, and his former 1st wife, Juliet, Countess of Mount Charles, Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, and Carina Suzanne Bolton (b. 1976), elder daughter of the late Mr Nicholas George Bolton and the Hon Mrs Lavinia Valerie Bolton (nee Woodhouse) (b. 1943), Chelsea, London.
Alexander, Viscount Slane is the grandson and eventual heir of the 7th Marquess Conyngham, and Carina is a granddaughter maternally of the late 4th Lord Terrington (1915-2001).

Olivia Maria Theodora Mitchell

The Hon. Philippa Mary Loretta Mitchell (née Czernin), b. 1963, fourth daughter of Coun Franz Josef Czernin by his wife the (10th) Baroness Howard De Walden, & wife since 1998, of Alexander W.R. (Sandy)Mitchell, gave birth to a 3rd daughter, Olivia Maria Theodora, 23 January, 2007, a sister for Ottilie, who was b. 19 May 2000, and for Alexia Maria Jocelyn, who was b. 17 June 2002.

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.