Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Dr Howard is the son of the late Mr Nicholas Stafford Howard (1937-2008), of Johnby Hall, Cumbria, by his wife the former Phyllis Bethan Duckett, and Anna is the elder daughter of the Rev. Stephen and Mrs Parsons, of Edinburgh.
On 16th March 2009, to Anna (née Parsons) and Henry, of Johnby Hall, Cumbria, a son Nicholas Emanuel Stafford.
John is the son of Mr and Mrs Patrick Vaughan, of Courtfield, Herefordshire, and Georgina is the 2nd daughter of the 11th Viscount Torrington (b 13 Jul 1943), of Mere, Wits, by his wife the former Susan Webster (descended from the Marquesses of Conyngham).
Donald Cameron, yr of Lochiel is a grandson maternally of the 12 Marquis of Lothian, KCVO (1922-2004)
Friday, March 27, 2009
The Princess Royal would jump ahead of the Duke of York if the law on succession are overhauled
Discrimination against female heirs to the throne would also be scrapped under the proposals expected to be introduced next year, if the law were to be made retrospective the Princess Royal would move ahead of the Duke of York in the line of succession.
At present, members of the Royal Family are forbidden by the Act of Settlement from converting to Roman Catholicism or marrying someone from the Catholic faith unless they agree to being removed from the order of succession.
Male members of the Royal family take precedent over their female relatives, meaning that the Princess is further down the line of succession than her younger brothers and their children.
The Prime Minister is understood to be in favour of overhauling the laws on succession, and Buckingham Palace is also thought to be ``open'' to the plans.
Two of the main impediments to reform - the need to secure the consent of the Commonwealth, and concerns about the monarch's status as head of the Church of England - have both been discussed.
Monarchs and members of their family in the order of succession have been banned from marrying Roman Catholics since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, when the Catholic James II was overthrown in favour of the Protestant William of Orange. The prohibition is enshrined in the Bill of Rights passed that year, and the 1701 Act of Settlement.
Rewriting the Act of Settlement requires the consent of all 53 Commonwealth countries, and Mr Brown hopes to discuss the proposal at the Commonwealth summit in November. He has already held private talks about his plans with some Commonwealth leaders.
Sources close to the Prime Minister stressed that the plans would not undermine the Establishment of the Church of England, and that the monarch would retain the role of head of the Church.
If the law was changed and it is made retrospective, the Princess would move from 10th to fourth in line to the throne, behind her older brother, the Prince of Wales, and his sons, Princes William and Harry.
Her children, Peter and Zara Phillips, would also be lifted up the line of succession, ahead of the Duke and his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and the Earl of Wessex and his children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, who would move after his older sister.
During the current Queen's reign, two members of the Royal Family - Prince Michael of Kent and the Earl of St Andrews - renounced heir rights of succession after marrying Roman Catholics. Last year, it was announced that Autumn Kelly had renounced her Catholic faith before she was able to marry Mr Phillips.
Over the past decade, Labour has pursued a number of policies which have angered Catholics, such as equality laws which forced adoption agencies to consider homosexuals as potential parents and the creation of hybrid human-animal embryos.
Mr Brown's bid to rewrite the Act of Settlement is thought to be part of a new attempt to win over Catholics and pave the way for a state visit to Britain by Pope Benedict XVI.
The Prime Minister is also said to be considering offering a peerage to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, which would make him the first Roman Catholic bishop to sit in the House of Lords since the Reformation.
Speaking about the Act of Settlement yesterday during an event at the House of Commons, the Cardinal said: "It's discriminatory. I think it will disappear, but I don't want to cause a great fuss over it."
In Sweden, the law was changed in 1980 to allow the succession to pass to the eldest child of the monarch regardless of gender, while similar moves were made to the royal families of Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden.
MPs will today[Friday] be given the opportunity to vote on reforming laws proposed by a backbench MP to allow Roman Catholic succession.
The Private Member's Bill is being introduced by Evan Harris, a Liberal Democrat, and enjoys cross-party support. As well as the backing of senior Catholics in the Commons, including Edward Leigh, the Tory chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, and Andrew MacKinlay, Labour MP for Thurrock, it is also supported by a number of women members.
The Prime Minister will not support this legislation himself as he has concerns about some technical aspects of the way it has been drawn up, however, Labour MPs are free to vote in favour if they wish. Instead, the Prime Minister will wait until after negotiations are concluded before introducing his own legislation next year.
A Number 10 aide said last night: ``In principle this is an area where we want to see progress. We are not going to support today's Bill but we won't oppose it. It is not possible to simply change legislation as it's a very complex area.''
Dr Harris said of his Bill: "The Bill will remove the uniquely discriminatory stipulation which currently exists - that an individual in the line of succession to the throne can have a civil partnership with a Catholic, can marry a Muslim or atheist, but can not marry a Catholic.
"It will also end the rule of primogeniture, whereby women in the line of succession to the throne is automatically superseded by a younger male sibling - if your current monarch had a young brother, we would never had had a Queen Elizabeth II."
The Bill would also repeal the Royal Marriages Act of 1772, which requires the descendants of George II to seek the consent of the monarch before marrying if they are under the age of 25.
The marriage will be celebrated in London on 31st July 2009.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
James Tawney Vyvyan (b. 1951), scion of the Vyvyan Baronets (created
in 1645), gave birth to a dau, Emily Jane Theodora, 5 March, 2009, a
sister for Charlotte, Alice, & George Alexander Tawney, who was b 24
Lord Reginald is the younger son of the 9th Marquess of Londonderry and of Doreen Marchioness of Londonderry (Doreen Wells, the
ballerina), & Lady Reginald is the former Chloe B. Guinness, only daughter of Mr William Loel Seymour Guinness (b. 1939) and Mrs (Agnes
Elizabeth) Lynn Guinness (nee Day).
Lady Reginald is a granddaughter paternally of Group Capt (Thomas) Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness, OBE, (d. 1988), and of the former Lady
Isabel Violet Kathleen Manners, daughter of the 9th Duke of Rutland.
Lords Kinloss, and a great-grandson of the last Duke of Buckingham and
Chandos, who lost the family seat at Stowe.
He was a grandson of Mary, Lady Kinloss (peeress in her own right).
Gerard Wyndham Morgan-Grenville was born 26 March 1931 at Iping, near
Midhurst, son of Capt the Hon Robert William Morgan-Grenville
(1892-1988), by his 2nd wife the former Elizabeth Renshaw, widow of
Maj Francis Wm Lindley Gull (of the Gull Bts), dau of Sir Charles
Renshaw 1st Baronet. Educated at Eton; He married three times, (i)
1955 (Div 1981) Virginia Anne Peto, scion of the Peto Baronets; (ii)
Fern Diana Jackson; (iii) Margaret____; and is survived by his third
wife, and by two sons and a daughter from his first marriage, viz:
Hugo Gerard b 1958, George Septimus b 1964, and Laura Isabel Hester, b
Monday, March 23, 2009
died 17 March, 2009, aged 85, was a scion of the Barons Manners (cr
Peerage of the UK 1807): & descended from the Dukes of Rutland; b
1924, yr son of the 4th Baron Manners, MC (1897-1972), by his wife the
former Mary Edith Gascoyne-Cecil, scion of the Marquesses of
Salisbury; educated at Eton; married 1945, Juliet Mary, dau of Col Sir
Edward Hulton Preston, 5th Baronet, DSO, MC; by whom he had issue: (i)
Christine Margaret Lavender b 1946; (ii) Edward Preston b 1948: (iii)
Rupert Francis Henry b 1950; (iv) (Thomas) Benjamin, b 1954. Service
of Thanksgiving at St Marys Church, Roughton, 30 March 2009.
This gentleman assumed the additional surname of CABBELL before that
Gruffudd Jones, younger son of Mr and Mrs Dafydd Gruffudd Jones, of
Anglesey, and Emma, youngest daughter of Col Sir Brian Walter De
Stopham Barttelot, OBE, 5th Baronet (b 17 Jul 1941), of Stopham,
Pulborough, Sussex, by his wife the former Hon (Mary Angela) Fiona
Weld-Forester (b 1944), yst dau of the late 7th Baron Forester
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Bereweeke, Winchester, 16 March, 2009, aged 91, was born in 1917, the
younger dau of the 1st and last Baron Rushcliffe, PC, GBE (d 1949),
and widow of Maj Derek Swithin Allhusen, CVO (1914-2000), 9th Lancers,
a former High Sheriff of Norfolk, one of HM Bodyguard of the Hon Corps
of Gentelmen-at-Arms, [Standard Bearer, 1981-4], the scion of a
family long established at Bradenham Hall, Thetford. They married in
1937 . He died 24 Apr, 2000. The Rushcliffe barony has been extinct
She leaves issue. The funeral Service to be held at St Andrew's
Church, Claxton, 25 March 2009.
2009 at her home, was a scion of the Arbuthnot Baronets (cr 1823);
born in 1921, a daughter of Lieut-Col. Archibald Hugh Arbuthnot
(1874-1957), by his second wife the former Marjory Beech (d 1975);
Subaltern, ATS 1939-45; maried 1948, Edmund O'Donnell Colley Grattan,
FRCS (deceased); by whom she had issue.
the Clan Boyd, a gifted writer, lifelong Hispanophile and chairman of
the all-party parliamentary group on Aids.
Alastair Ivor Gilbert Boyd was born 11 May 1927 and educated at
Bradfield and King's College, Cambridge.
He was a Page to the Lord High Constable of Scotland at the Coronation
of King George VI, May 1937.
During national service he was in Palestine, in 1947-48, as a
lieutenant in the Irish Guards, then entered his father's business in
Lord Kilmarnock's publications (as Alastair Boyd) included Sabbatical
Year (1958); The Road from Ronda (1969); The Essence of Catalonia
(1988); The Social Market and the State (1999); and Rosemary: a memoir
He married first, in 1954 (dissolved 1970), Diana Mary Grant Gibson,
who died in 1975. He married secondly, 1977, Hilary Anne, dau of
Leonard Sidney. His second wife survives him with their son, and his
younger brother, the Hon Robin Jordan Boyd, known as "Tiger" who was
born 6 Jun 1941, succeeds to the peerage (Baron, UK 1831).
Thursday, March 19, 2009
86. He was descended from the Rt Hon Charles Bathurst (formerly
Bragge), kisnman of the Earls Bathurst and the Viscounts Bledisloe;
born 5 May 1922; the second son of Lt.-Col. Charles Robert Bathurst
(1879-1967) by his wife the former Felicite Esther Theophilia Metcalfe
(d 1960); career:- Maj. Royal Engineers; married 14 May 1953,
Winifrede Gillian Debenham, daughter of Leonard Snowden Debenham; by
whom he had issue, (i) Nicholas Charles George Bathurst, b 3 Jun 1954;
(ii) Robert Guy Bathurst, b 22 Feb 1957; (iii) Charlotte Mary Bathurst
b. 23 Sep 1961. Funeral Mass at South Woodchester RC Church, Stroud,
Glos, Saturday 28 March 2009.
(b. 1981), scion of the Barons Geddes (cr 1942), gave birth to a
daughter, Greta Elizabeth, 30 January, 2009.
Leo Geddes is a son of His Honour Andrew Campbell Geddes (Judge
Geddes) (b. 1943), by his 2nd wife the former Bridget Caroline Helen
Warren-Swettenham, & Georgina is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Martin
Leo is a grandson of Colonel the Hon Alexander Campbell Geddes, OBE,
MC, TD (1910-72), by his 1st wife, Margaret Kathleen Addis, and is a
great-nephew of the Hon Margaret Campbell Geddes (HRH The Princess of
Hesse and the Rhine), &c.
died 14 March, 2009, aged 97, was b circa 1911, second of the three
children of the 1st Baron Chatfield, PC, GCB, OM, KCMG, CVO
(1873-1967), by his wife the former Lillian Emma Matthews; she married
22 Sept, 1947, Henry George Austen de l'Etang Herbert Duckworth (b
1905; deceased), scion of that landed gentry family and descended from
Herbert Earls of Carnarvon, son of Sir George Duckworth, CB, FSA; by
whom she had issue, (i) Sarah Margaret Katharine, b 1951, who married
a Munro of Foulis (Baronetcy family); & (ii) Harriet Angela Victoria,
b 1951 (twin), who m. Count Andreas von Einsiedel. Funeral, Thursday
26th March 2009 at St Margaret's, West Hoathly, W. Sussex.
Lascelles (b 23 Nov 1978), scion of the Earls of Harewood, and a
descendant of HM King George V and Queen Mary, 1st son of David Henry
George Lascelles, styled Viscount Lascelles (born 21 October 1950), by
his 1st wife the former Margaret Rosalind Messenger (b 1948); &
Carolina Velez Robledo.
Benjamin and Carolina's marriage received the "Declaration of Consent"
from The Queen during a meeting of the Privy Council in February,
Benjamin Lascelles was born prior to the marriage of his parents and
was legitimated when they married in 1979. He remains excluded from
the succession to the Throne and from the succession to the earldom of
Harewood. His older sister, Lady Emily Shard (reported to have wed
last year and is the mother of twins) born in 1976, is also excluded
from the line of succession to the Crown. His next brother,
Alexander, born in 1980, is in line to the Throne and to the earldom
of Harewood, and is said to be father of an illegitimate son.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
ship owner, Grenadier Guardsman, yachtsman, pilot, patriot, a good
shot and a famously generous host. He was born 17 April 1927, the son
of Basil Mavroleon and his English wife Violet (née Withers).
Mavroleon's first wife, Ruth, was a London policeman's daughter. They
married in 1951 and divorced three years later. In 1956 he married
Gioconda de Gallardo y Castro, with whom he had two sons, Carlos (d
1998) and Nicholas. The marriage was dissolved in 1961, and he married
thirdly, in 1963, Camilla Paravicini, later Countess Frédéric Chandon
de Brailles, dau of Lt.-Col. Vincent Rudolph Paravicini, by his wife
Mary Elizabeth Maugham (later Lady John Hope (see Linlithgow) & then
Baroness Glendevon), dau of the playwright Somerset Maugham and niece
of the 1st Viscount Maugham (extinct 1981). They had two daughters,
(i) Syrie Mavroleon (engaged now married (?) to Mark R.A. Swire, scion
of that LG family, eldest son of the late Humphrey Roger Swire (b 17
Oct 1934, d 3 Jan 2004) by his 1st wife, the former Philippa Sophia
Kidston-Montgomerie, scion of that LG family (now Marchioness
Townshend, of Raynham), & (ii) Sacha Mavroleon, before this marriage
too was dissolved. In 1982 Mavroleon married Caroline Tomé, who
survives him together with his son Nicholas (a former husband of the
actress Barbara Carrera) and his two daughters. His son Carlos, a
journalist working for CBS who had converted to Islam, died in
mysterious circumstances in a hotel room in Peshawar, Pakistan, in
wife of Simon P.J. Nixon, gave birth to a son, Francis (Frank) Simon
James, 6 March, 2009, a brother for Florence Elizabeth Dora, who was b
23 November, 2006, & for Joseph Patrick John, who was b. 3 March,
Simon Nixon is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Patrick Nixon, and
Hermione is the fourth of the five daughters of the 20th Baron Teynham
and Baroness Teynham. Hermione is twin with the second of the
Teynham's 5 sons.
March, 2009, aged 77, was a scion of the Horton-Fawkes landed gentry
family, of Farnley Hall, Otley, West Yorkshire; born in 1931 a
daughter of Maj. Le Gendre George William Horton Horton-Fawkes
(formerly Starkie) (1892-1982), by his wife the former Sylvia Louisa
Mabel Edina Duckworth (1899-1990), descended from the Seymour
Marquesses of Hertford and the FitzRoy Dukes of Grafton descending
from Charles II (and a near relative of Virginia Woolf); married 1957,
Edmund Martin Arnold, by whom she had issue, (i) Edmund M. G. Arnold,
b 1958; (ii) Jeremy R Arnold, b 1960; (iii) Justin T. Arnold, b 1962.
She was grandmother of Georgia, Edward, Elsa and Iris Arnold; Funeral
takes place at Harrogate Crematorium, 24 March, 2009.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Campbell, son of Mr and Mrs Niall Graham-Campbell, of Pitlochry,
Perthshire, and Caroline Laura Hay (b 1978), scion of the Marquesses
of Tweeddale, daughter of Alexander Douglas Hay (b 1948), of Duns
Castle, Berwickshire, by his wife the former Aline Mary Macdougall.
Charles Graham-Campbell's brother Alastair married Josephine Emma
Anson (b 1968), scion of the Earls of Lichfield.
Liss, Hampshire, 10 March, 2009, aged 84, was a yr son of the 1st
Baron Kershaw, OBE (1881-1961), by his wife the former Frances Edith
Wigmore; b 1924; sub-lieut, RNVR 1945-6; Director and Chief Engineer
of Sir Robert McAlpine and Sons Ltd; married 1948, Brenda Margaret
(née Smith) dau of James Austin Smith, by whom he had issue, a son
Michael James, b 1951. Funeral at Chichester Crematorium, West
Sussex, 23rd March 2009.
Mar 2009, was a scion of the Blunden Baronets (cr 1766), a
granddaughter of the 4th Bt; born 1926 dau of Eric Overington Blunden
(1892-1969), by his wife the former Bridget Constable Curtis; married
1947, Colonel George Vicary Kenyon, CBE, TD, DL, by whom she had
issue. Funeral Service Friday 20th March 2009, at St John the Baptist
Church, Great Amwell, Ware, Herts.
aged 79, was a classical scholar and one of those involved in the idea
to reconstruct, in the 1980s, the trireme, the Greek warship which
brought about the conquest of the Mediterranean by the Athenians.
Charles William Willink was born in London, 10 September 1929, the
elder son of Henry Willink, who would become MP for Croydon North and
then Churchill's minister of health (1943-45) and was created a
baronet in 1957.
He succeeded in the baronetcy in 1973 on the death of his father.
Charles Willink married, in 1954, the painter Elizabeth Andrewes. She
survives him with their son Edward Daniel, b 18 Feb 1957, who succeeds
in the baronetcy, and their daughter Penelope.
(Ned) Barran (b 1977), scion of the Barran Baronets, 2nd son of Julian
Mark Lechmere Barran (b 1947), of Welham, Somerset, by his 1st wife
the former Mary Playfair (now Mrs Nicholas Padfield, of Chelsea), and
Deborah Kimbell, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs David Kimbell, of
family: born San Diego, California 18 June 1939; married 2009 Ilana
Shulman; died London 21 February 2009.
He was the son of Rupert Bellville (1904-1962) by his wife, Jeannette
Fugua. Educated at Ampleforth.
His grandfather Frank Ashton Bellville married Gladys, dau of Arthur Cornewall Chester Master (1854-1900), of that LG family, and descended
from Barons Digby, and the Egerton Earls of Bridgwater.
2009, was the widow of Sir John Musgrave Horsfall, MC, TD, 3rd
Baronet. She was the former Cassandra Nora Bernardine Wright, dau of
George Wright, of Brinkworth Hall, Elvington, York, and married Sir
John in 1940. He died 12 January, 2005, aged 89. She leaves 2 sons (i)
Sir Edward, the 4th Baronet (b 17 Dec 1940), and (ii) (Donald James)
Linton Horsfall b 1942; and one dau (i) Henrietta Nora b 1947. A
Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Embsay, 23
Saturday, March 14, 2009
It is Mr Brandram's 2nd marriage. He married in 1975, Jennifer Diane Steele, by whom he has issue. Mr Brandram is a grandson maternally of Constantine I, King of Greece, by his wife Princess Sophie of Prussia, dau of Frederick III, German Emperor, by his wife Victoria, Princess Royal of the United Kingdom, eldest child of HM Queen Victoria.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Franklin, Tennessee, was a scion of the Waterlow Baronets. He was b 20
Jun 1941, yr son of Sir Thomas Waterlow, 3rd Baronet, and a yr brother
of Sir (James) Gerard Waterlow, 4th Bt (b 3 Sept 1939 - "the day war
broke out"). married 1971, Jane, dau of Wing Commander Cameron Underhill, by whom he had one dau, Caroline, b 1973.
was a scion of the Earls of Macclesfield. Born 23 Apr 1920, yr son of
the 7th Earl of Macclesfield (1888-1975), by his wife the former
Lilian Joanna Vere Boyle (d 9 Apr 1974); married 1948, Daphne Irene
(deceased), dau of Major George Cecil Whitaker, of Watlington, Oxon,
by whom he had issue, Mary (b 18 Jul 1951) and Robert (b 16 Mar 1955).
Hospice, aged 69, was born 23 Aug 1939, as Suzanne Molly Talbot-
Ponsonby, scion of the Earls of Shrewsbury, dau of Edward FitzRoy
Talbot-Ponsonby (b 22 August 1916), by his wife the former, Bertha
Marie-Louise Muriel Barber; married 5 Oct 1957 (div 1973), as his 1st
wife, James Granville Lucas (b 1932), scion of the Lucas Baronets, by
whom she had issue, Jonathan Delight Lucas b 1964, and Charles
Granville Lucas, b 1964 (twin). Funeral Service was held at St John
the Evangelist, Langrish, Hampshire, 6 March, 2009.
the LG family of that name. He was b 5 Dec, 1925, son of Maj Kenneth
McCorquodale (b 1894), by his wife the former Ellen Viva Martin;
married 26 Jul 1947, Rosemary Sybil Turnor (b 9 Sept 1924), dau of or
Maj Herbert Broke Turnor (d 1969), by his wife the former Lady Enid
Victoria Rachel Fane, dau of the 13th Earl of Westmorland; by whom he
had issue, (i) Sarah McCorquodale (1948-2008) sometime wife of
Geoffrey van Cutsem, of that LG family; (ii) Neil Edmund McCorquodale,
b 1951, who married 17 May 1980, the Lady Sarah Spencer (b 1955), dau
of the 8th Earl Spencer, MVO, and sister of Diana, Princess of
Thanksgiving Service at Little Ponton Church, Grantham, 9 March 2009.
head of that LG family sometime of Soughton Hall; b 5 Nov, 1916;
educated Eton and Univ College Oxford (BA 1938); Capt 14th/20th King's
Hus 1939–45; m. Althea___, by whom he had issue. Private funeral.
Thanksgiving Service on Saturday 7 March at Northop Church.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Walter Luttrell, KCVO, head of that LG family, of Dunster Castle, who
died in 2007, aged 87. Her husband was awarded an MC in 1945 for his
part in the advance into Germany; he was also the last private owner
of Dunster Castle, Somerset, which had been in his family's hands for
Dramatically situated on top of a wooded hill, there has been a castle
there since Norman times. The 13th-century gatehouse survives, but the
present building was remodelled between 1868 and 1872 by Antony
Salvin; the fine oak staircase and plasterwork of the 17th-century
house that he adapted can still be seen.
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Private Family Funeral. Service of Thanksgiving at Penmyarth Church on Thursday March 26th at 12 noon.
Archie is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Charles Struthers, of Ardmaddy Castle, by Oban, Argyll.