Friday, July 31, 2009

Son for the Earl and Countess of Aboyne

Sophia Gordon, styled Countess of Aboyne, wife of Alistair Granville
Gordon, styled Earl of Aboyne, (b. 26 July, 1973), son & heir of the
13th Marquis of Huntly (Premier Marquess of Scotland), gave birth to a
son, Cosmo Alistair, 27 July, 2009, a brother for Lady India May, who
was b 8 Aug 2006, and for Lady Beatrice Lily, who was b 15 Jan 2008.

Is the young lad to be styled Lord Gordon of Strathavon & Glenlivet
(Peerage of Scotland) or Baron Meldrum (Peerage UK????)

Lady Aboyne is the former Sophia Cunningham, daughter of Mr and Mrs
Michael Cunningham, of Denbighshire.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Alexandra Rose Quarles van Ufford

Jacquetta Ann Quarles van Ufford (née Hardy, b 1977), wife of Jonkheer Willem Maurits C. Quarles van Ufford, & scion of the Hardy Baronets, gave birth to a dau, Alexandra Rose, 16 Jul 2009. Willem is son of the late Jonkheer Alexander Quarles van Ufford, MVO, and Baroness Antoinette van Lynden, of de Poll, The Netherlands, and Jacquetta is the second daughter of Sir Richard Charles Chandos Hardy, 5th Baronet, (b 6 Feb 1945) of Bugley, Dorset, by his wife Venetria Wngfield Digby, scion of that LG family .


Meynell/Latham engagement

The engagement has been announced between (Guy) Francis Meynell, younger son of Mr
Christopher and the Hon Mrs Meynell of Bergh Apton, Norfolk and Anna, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Latham of Hope, Derbys. The Hon. Mrs Elizabeth Meynell is the daughter of the 2nd Baron Gretton. Francis is in remainder to the viscountcy of Halifax.


Olivia Charlotte Iris Acland

-_.Susannah K.J. Acland (née Bell) wife of Alexander John Dyke Acland (b. 29 May, 1973), scion of the Acland Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Olivia Charlotte Iris, 22 July, 2009. Alexander is the son and heir of Sir (Christopher) Guy (Dyke) Acland, 6th Baronet (b. 1946), and Lady Acland, of Totland, Isle of Wight, &
Susannah is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles Bell, of Evanton, Ross-shire.


Isla Mary Dunbar

Caroline Dunbar, wife of Edward Horace Dunbar, younger of Northfield (b 18 Mar 1977), gave birth to a daughter, Isla May, 10 July, 2009. Edward is the son and heir of Sir Archibald Ranulph Dunbar, 11th Baronet (b 8 Aug 1927) and Lady Dunbar.


Spicer/Cosgrove marriage

The marriage took place on Thursday, 23 July 2009, at St Mary's Church, Pakenham, between Julian Spicer and the Lady Louisa Cosgrave (b 1948), widow of Norman Kirkpatrick Cosgrove (who d 1991), & dau of the 6th Earl Cathcart, CB, DSO, MC (1919-1999), by his 1st wife the former Rosemary Clare Marie Gabrielle Smyth-Osbourne.


Norman/Surridge engagement

The engagement was announced 30 Jul 2009, between Sir Mark Annesley Norman, 3rd Baronet (b 8 Feb 1927), of Wilcote Manor, Oxon, and Mrs Jonette L. Surridge, of Winchester, Hampshire, and Auckland, New


Cecil Edward Sanford Barclay (1914-2009)

_.Cecil Edward Sanford Barclay, who died 25 Jul 2009, aged 94, was as
cion of the Barclay Baronets (cr NS 1668).
He was b 1914, son of the Rt Hon Sir Colville Adrian de Rune Barclay,
KCMG (3rd son of the 11th Baronet). Cecil's elder brother, Colville
Herbert Sanford Barclay succeeded their uncle as 14th Bt in 1930.

He married (i) 1939 (div 1957) Yvonne Eleanor Mutch, dau of Sir
William Shenton; married (ii) 1958, Marcia Isobel Mary (now deceased),
dau of John Horatio Macoun. He leaves issue from his 2nd marriage, a
dau, Melanie.

Funeral Service at St Nicholas' Church, Oakley, Suffolk on Monday 3rd
August 2009.


James Alastair Sholto Douglas (1939-2009)

James Alastair Sholto Douglas, who died 24 July, 2009, aged 69, was
descended from the Barons Templemore (Donegall M), son of Maj Henry
James Sholto Douglas; married 1988, as her second husband, Olivia
Cynthia Mary Patch (b 1946), former wife of Dimitri Tiomkin, & dau of
Maj. Oliver Patch, DSO, MC, RM, by his wife the former Constance
Gertrude Erskine (b 1921), dau Lieut-Col Sir Thomas Wilfred Hargreaves
John Erskine, DSO, 4th Baronet (cr UK 1821). The funeral Service
takes place at the Parish Church of Donhead St Mary, Nr Shaftesbury,
Dorset, on Monday, 10th August 2009.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Camilla's daughter expecting twins

While Prince William and Kate Middleton have yet to announce a wedding date, Prince Charles' stepchildren are pressing on enthusiastically with family life.

His wife the Duchess of Cornwall's daughter Laura Lopes is expecting again - and it's twins. Her idyllic country wedding to City accountant Harry Lopes was quickly followed by the birth of Eliza, now 18 months.

Camilla also has another granddaughter from the marriage of her son, food writer Tom Parker Bowles, to fashion editor Sarah Buys.

The couple wed in a sophisticated ceremony, attended by the likes of Hugh Grant and Sir Mick Jagger in London 2005.

When their little one Lola was born the royal declared herself "absolutely over the moon". In October 2007

And this time it was Camilla herself who let the cat out of the bag about the latest exciting news while chatting to members of the Women's Institutes at the Prince of Wales' country home Highgrove, reports the Daily Mail.

A family source told the newspaper: "It's all very exciting. There have never been twins in the family before".

George Henry Acloque

The Hon Annabel Louise Acloque (née Hewitt, b 1978), wife of Peter R.M. Acloque (b 1976) & elder dau of the 9th Viscount Lifford & Viscountess Lifford, gave birth to a son, George Henry, 16 July, 2009, a brother for Freddie.

Peter Acloque is a son of David Acloque, of Lenwade, Norfolk, by his
wife the former Sarah Carolyn Gurney, scion of that LG family (descended from the
Boughey Baronets). Peter's father is a twin of the late Guy Acloque (d 19 Jun 2008), who married the Hon Camilla Scott-Ellis (b 1947), a dau and co-heiress of the 9th Baron Howard De Walden.


Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg's marriage

_Prince Hubertus Michael of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (b 16 Sept 1975),
descendant of Queen Victoria, and in remainder to the suspended
Dukedom of Albany, son of Prince Andreas Michael Arnim Siegfried
Friedrich Hans Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (b 21 Mar 1943), by his
wife, née Carin Dabelstein (b 16 Jul 1946), married at Coburg, 21 May
(civil) and 23 May (relig), 2009, Kelly Rondestvedt.


Miranda Frances Louise Jones 1962-2009

_. Miranda Frances Louise Jones (née Chichester) who died 15 July
2009, aged 47, was the dau of Jeremy Patrick Chichester (b 11 Sept
1932), scion of the Chichester Baronets (Baronet, E, 1641), by his
wife the former Kathleen Anne Lloyd; she was b 19 Feb 1962; married
1987, Trevor D. Jones, and had issue, Hugo (b 1993) and Oscar (b
1996). The funeral takes place at St.Andrew's Church, Congresbury,
North Somerset on Saturday, 25 July 2009.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Maitland-Makgill-Crichton/Hennessey engagement

_.The engagement was announced 22 July 2009 between William Maitland-
Makgill-Crichton, scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, eldest son of Lt-
Col James Maitland-Makgill-Crichton and Mrs Karrie Maitland-Makgill-
Crichton, and Nilene Hennessey, eldest daughter of the late Mr Paddy
Hennessey, and Mrs Rosemary Hennessey-Walton, of Graaff-Reinet, South


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Maj-Gen Peter Leuchars, CBE

Major General Peter Leuchars CBE, who died 17th July, aged 87, was the son of Raymond Leuchars, of White Lodge, Alfriston, Sussex. He married 1953 the Hon Gillian Wightman Nivison dau of 2nd Baron Glendyne and Ivy May dau of James Rose, of Bournemouth and had a son, Christopher John Raymond (b 1956) who married 1999 Tessa Helen Graham dau of John Graham Earlscote of Winterton, Scunthorpe and has a dau,
Rosie Elizabeth (b 2003).


Monday, July 20, 2009

Charlotte Margot Tufnell

Olivia C. Tufnell (née Fellowes, scion of that LG family), wife of
Simon Charles Tufnell, (b. 1977), scion of that LG family, gave birth
to a daughter, Charlotte Margot, 11 July, 2009.

Simon Tufnell is the youngest son of Mr (Michael) Wynne Tufnell, by
his wife the former Hon Georgina Mary Cavendish (sister of the 6th
Baron Chesham), of Bighton, Hampshire, and Olivia is the elder
daughter of Mr and Mrs David Fellowes, of Little Somborne, Hampshire.


Hutson/Gooch engagement

_.The engagement was announced 20 Jul 2009 between David Simon Hutson,
only son of the late Mr Malcolm Hutson and of Mrs Hutson, of Oxford,
and Lucinda Gooch, elder daughter of the late Sir Timothy Robert
Sherlock Gooch, MBE, 13th Baronet (1934-2008) by his wife the former
Susan Barbara Christie Cooper, now of Covehithe, Suffolk.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ludlam/Caulfeild engagement

_.The engagement was announced 18 July 2009, between Simon T. Ludlam,
son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Ludlam, of Bickley, Kent, and Victoria
Louise Calufeild (b 1982), scion of the Viscounts Charlemont (Peerage
of Ireland, 1665), daughter of James Alexander Toby Caulfeild (b
1937), of Redford, West Sussex, by his wife Diana Penelope Pound.


Legge/ffrench-Mullen engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 July 2009, between Alex B. Legge,
only son of Mr and Mrs Colin Legge, of Bullocks Horn, Malmesbury, and
Tara Siobhan Eve ffrench-Mullen (b 6 May 1970), younger daughter of
the late Mr Timothy Fitzgerald ffrench-Mullen (d 1982), by his wife
the former Penelope Margaret Cecil Cave-Brown-Cave (b 1931), scion of
the Cave-Brown-Cave Baronets (E, 1641).


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sir Derrick Bailey, 3rd Bt, dies aged 90

Sir Derrick Bailey, 3rd Bt, who died on June 19 aged 90, flew bombers during the Italian campaign and was awarded the DFC; played first class cricket for Gloucestershire, leading the side in 1951-52; and later came to the assistance of the Channel island of Alderney by providing an inter-island air service.


Henry Isaac Meinertzhagen

_.Catherine Meinertrzhagen, wife of Daniel Meinertzhagen (b 1965),
gave birth to a son, Henry Isaac, in London, 27 June, 2009, a brother
for Charlie, Freddie, Maxim, Blaise and Gabriel.

The infant is, via his Huth ancestors, reported to be descended from
the Royal House of Borbon.

Harrison/McLeod engagement

_.The engagement was announced 15 Jul 2009 between John Wyndham Fowler
Harrison (b 14 Dec 1972), only son & heir of Sir (Robert) Colin
Harrison, 4th Baronet, and Lady Harrison, of Stearsby, York, and
Caroline L. McLeod, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs William McLeod, of.
—Turriff, Aberdeenshire.


Baronet's son dead at 38

_.Samuel Stevenson Best-Shaw, who died 11 July 2009, aged 38, was the
2nd son of Sir John Michael Robert Best-Shaw, 10th Baronet, and of
Lady Best-Shaw. He was b 1971. Mr B-S leaves a widow Elena, and 2
children, Adam and Rebecca. A Memorial Service takes place 13 August
at St Barnabas, Emmer Green, Caversham.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Denise Adeane

Denise Adeane, who died 12th July 2009, was wife of the late
Charles Adeane, mother of Henry, Sarah and Lizzie, grandmother of
Madeline and Anthony. Funeral Service at St Peter's Church, Babraham,
on Tuesday 21st July at 10.30 a.m. Family flowers only.

She was the dau of Thomas N. Cole, of 47, Grosvenor Square, W.1, and
910, Fifth Avenue, New York. She married 1957 Charles Raymond Wyndham
ADEANE (1930-64) scion of the LG family of Babraham (the same family
as the late LP Baron Adeane, the royal courtier) and son of Col Sir
Robert Philip Wyndham Adeane (b 1905) and 1st wife Joyce Violet dau of
Rev Cyril Frederick Parry Burnett (LG Parry-Burnett of Perfeddgoed),
and had a son and two daughters as above.


Winnington/Fawke marriage

_.Sir Anthony Edward Winnington, 7th Bt (b 13 May 1948) (Baronetcy GB 1755) son of the late Thomas Foley Churchill Winnington, MBE by his wife the former Lady Betty Marjorie Anson, dau of the 4th Earl of Lichfield (1883-1960), married in London, 13 July, 2009, Mrs Alexandra Fawke, dau of the late Mr & Mrs Alexander B. MacColl.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fitzalan Howard/Taylor marriage

_.The marriage took place 27 June, 2009, at Holy Innocents' Church, Foulsham, between Edward Michael Fitzalan Howard (b 1979), scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, son of Colonel Thomas Fitzalan Howard, of North Elmham, Norfolk, by his 1st wife the former Penelope Jan Walters (now Mrs Jeremy Jones, of Low Marishes, North Yorkshire), and Caroline E. Taylor, daughter of Mr Andrew Taylor, of Binham, Norfolk, and Mrs Anne Taylor, of Foulsham, Norfolk.

Edward is a grandson of the late Maj-Gen Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard (1916-2007), and a great-nephew of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG (1915-2002).


Oscar Alexander Louis Novis

_.Marina Jane Novis (née Lee-Steere, b 1973), wife of Edward Novis, gave birth to a son, Oscar Alexander Louis, 1 July, 2009, a brother for Max and Sasha.

Marina is the 3rd dau of Gordon Ernest Lee-Steere, of Jayes Park, Ockley, Surrey, by his wife the former Mary Katherine Stuart, and is a granddaughter of Charles Augustus Lee-Steere (k/a 1940), by his wife the former Patience Hargreaves Pigott-Brown (b 1915), scion of the Pigott-Brown Baronets (cr 1903) .


Walter Ralph Cornell

Kirsty Cornell (née Noel-Paton), wife of Tom R.D. Cornell, and granddaughter paternally of the late Baron Ferrier, gave birth to a son, Walter Ralph, 7 July 2009, a brother for Maisie Viola, who was b 30 Apr 2005, and for Albert.


Jean Chrétien, OM

OTTAWA – He is no Mother Teresa but Jean Chrétien now has something in common with the late nun of Calcutta.

Queen Elizabeth II appointed the former prime minister of Canada to the Order of Merit yesterday – a rare distinction that has been conferred upon the likes of Florence Nightingale and T.S. Eliot.

Evans-Bevan/Saevareide engagement

_.The engagement was announced 14 July 2009 between Huw Evan Evans- Bevan (b 1971), scion of the Evans-Bevan Baronets, yst son of Sir Martyn Evan Evans-Bevan, 2nd Baronet (b 1 Apr 1932), of Brecknock, by his wife the former Jennifer Jane Marion Stevens, & Elizabeth Saevareide, dau of Mr & Mrs Erling Saevareide, of Herøy, Norway.


Friday, July 10, 2009

Death of Earl Haig

George Alexander Eugene Douglas Haig, 2nd Earl Haig, OBE DL, died 9 July, 2009, aged 91.
He was born 15 Mar 1918, son of Field Marshal the 1st Earl Haig KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE (1861-1928), by his wife the former Hon Dorothy Maud Vivian DGStJ, Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra (d. 18 Oct 1939), 2nd dau. of the 3rd Baron Vivian by his wife Louisa Alice Duff, only dau. of Robert George Duff, of Wellington Lodge, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Lord Haig mar. (1)19 Jul 1956 (div. 1981) Adrienne Thérèse Morley, only dau. of Derrick Morley, of Quaives, Wickhambreaux, co. Kent
children by first wife:-
1.Hon Alexander Douglas Derrick Haig, styled Viscount Dawick, of Third Farm, Melrose, co. Roxburgh (b. 30 Jun 1961)
1.Lady (Adrienne) Raina Haig (b. 19 Feb 1958)
2.Lady (Elizabeth) Vivienne Thérèse Haig (b. 1 Mar 1959)
mar. (2)24 Mar 1981 Donna Gerolama Lopez y Royo di Taurisano
The earl was Page of Honour to George VI 1937; 2nd Lieut 1938, Capt 1938-41; Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire and Berwickshire 1952-67, Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire 1967-70 and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ettrick, Lauderdale and Roxburghshire since 1977; President British Commonwealth Ex-Services League 1960-96; National Chairman British Legion Scotland 1962-65; OBE 1966; KStJ 1977; President Earl Haig Fund Scotland 1980-86.


Hon Sarah Myddelton dies

The Hon Sarah MYDDELTON, who died 4 Jul 2009, was the dau of the 5th Baron Hindlip and Cecily Valentine Jane dau of Lt-Col Malcolm Borwick, DSO (scion of the Barons Borwick). She was the former wife of Hugh Robert Myddelton (gt gs of the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne and descended from the 4th Earl of Minto & the 1st Duke of Abercorn &c &c) and had a son and a dau.


Death of Lord Blaker, KCMG

Lord Blaker, KCMG, who died 5 July 2009 aged 86, became first a diplomat and then a long-serving Conservative MP who twice returned to the Foreign Office as a minister; he also served at the Ministry of Defence.


Hugh Millais (1929-2009)

Hugh Geoffroy Millais b 1929 d 4 July 2009 m twice and had issue by his first marriage, 2 sons (both married, one with female issue the other with no issue) and a dau unmarried. He's the son of Hesketh Raoul le Jarderay Millais (1901-99) and his1st w Elinor Clare (d 1953) dau of late Allan Ronald Macdonell, of Montreal. Hesketh was the grandson of the painter Sir John Everett Millais 1st Bt by his wife who was previously married to the author John Ruskin.


Death of Dr Richard Law, FRCOG

Dr Richard Law MD FRCOG who died at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, 5 July 2009, in his 91st year, was sometime Consultant Gynaecologist at The Whittington Hospital. He was a scion of the Barons Ellenborough.


John Kenneth Pelly dies

John Kenneth Pelly, who died 3rd July 2009, in hospital in Toronto aged 85, wasa scion of the Pelly Baronets and a kinsman of Prince Harry's chum, Guy.


Lord Murton of Lindisfarne dies

From today's Lords Hansard transcript, Lord Murton of Lindisfarne died 5 July 2009:
The Lord Speaker (Baroness Hayman) is quoted: My Lords, I regret to inform the House of the death yesterday of Lord Murton of Lindisfarne. On behalf of the whole House, I extend our condolences to the noble Lord’s family and friends.


Earl of Dartmouth weds Fiona Handbury

After a failed relationship with Claire Kavanagh, who bore him a son out of wedlock (born March 2005), the nearly-60-year-old aristocrat has wed long-time girlfriend Mrs Fiona Handbury (nee Campbell), Australian-born mother of three. The civil ceremony took place at Haldon Belvedere, a folly near Exeter, followed by a reception at which William Cash and his wife Vanessa Neumann (formerly linked to Mick Jagger and William Stirling, nephew of the Marchioness of Salisbury) were present. The newly-weds are off on honeymoon in Biarritz.


Death of Lady Keswick, mother of Sir Chips, aged 98

_.Lady Keswick, who died 8 July, 2009, aged 98, was the widow of Sir William Johnston Keswick (1903-1990). She was born Mary Etheldreda Lindley, in 1911, a dau of the Rt Hon Sir Francis Oswald Lindley (1872-1950), by his wife the former Hon Etheldreda Fraser (1872-1949), dau of the 13th Lord Lovat (1828-87), by his wife nee Weld-Blundell, of that LG family. Of her siblings, Sarah was wife of the 9th Earl of Hardwicke, and Alice was wife of Sir Oscar Morland, and Bridget married Sir John McEwen, 1st Bart. She married Sir Wm, and leaves issue, viz:-(i) Henry Neville Lindley Keswick, b 1938, married 1985, his kinswoman, the Hon. Annabel Teresa Fraser, b 1957, d. of the 15th Lord Lovat; and (ii) Sir John Chippendale (Chips) Keswick, b 1940, who married 1966, Lady Sarah Ramsay, b 1945, d. of the 16th Earl of Dalhousie, KT, sometime Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother; and (iii) Simon Lindley Keswick, b 1942, married 1971, Emma Bridget Chetwode, b 1950, d. of Maj. (George) David Chetwode, MBE, & (iv) Teresa. Family funeral in Scotland.


Thursday, July 09, 2009

Lukas/Heriot Maitland engagement

_.The engagement was announced 9 Jul 2009 between Harry M.O. Lukas, elder son of Mr and Mrs Michael Lukas, of Drumelzier, Peeblesshire, and Kirsty L. Heriot Maitland, scion of the Earls of Lauderdale (cr S 1624), youngest daughter of Lewis Dalgleish Heriot Maitland (b 1943), of Errol, Perthshire, by his wife the former Prudence Jane Norris.


Guise/Whewell engagement

_.The engagement was announced 9 Jul 2009 between Anselm Mark Guise (b 1971), son & heir of Sir (Christopher) James Guise, 8th Baronet (b 10 Jul 1930), of Elmore, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Carole Hoskins Master (and former wife of Charles Edward Riou Benson, of that LG family) and Sarah L. Whewell, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Whewell, of Scorton, Lancashire.


Windham-Bellord/Alvarenga marriage

_.The marriage took place 27 June 2009, at St Mary's Chapel, Lulworth Castle, Dorset, of James Robert Grenville Windham-Bellord (b 1973), descended from the Bowyer-Smyth Baronets (cr 1661) b 1973, son of Edward James Windham-Bellord (b 1947), of Cucklington, Somerset, who married 1972 (div 1976) Caroline Irene Morgan-Grenville (1949-1979), scion of the Lords Kinloss (Peerage of Scotland, 1602) (Caroline Morgan-Grenville married (ii) 1977, Robert Denman; & Karen Alvarenga de Oliveira, daughter of Vander Eduardo Oliveira, of Vitoria, Brazil, and of Angelina Alvarenga Caldeira de Oliveira, of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


Tuesday, July 07, 2009

7th Earl of Clarendon (1933-2009)

The 7th Earl of Clarendon died 4 July, 2009. He was aged 76. George Frederick Laurence Hyde Villiers, 7th Earl of Clarendon, was b 2 Feb 1933, son and heir of George Herbert Arthur Edward Hyde Villiers, styled Lord Hyde (b. 6 May 1906; dvp. 27 Apr 1935), who mar. 18 Apr 1932 Hon Marion Feodorovna Louise Glyn CVO, Woman of the Bedchamber To Queen Elizabeth later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1937-61 and Extra Woman 1961-70 (d. 13 Dec 1970), 1st dau. of Frederic [Glyn], 4th Baron Wolverton, by his wife Lady Edith Amelia Ward CBE, only dau. by his second wife of William [Ward], 1st Earl of Dudley. Succeeded to the peerages 13 Dec 1955, on the demise of his grandfather, the 6th Earl of Clarendon, KG, GCMG, GCVO, PC (1877-1955); married.17 Jul 1974 Jane Diana Dawson, dau. of Edward William Dawson, of The Old Rectory, Idmiston, Salisbury, co. Wiltshire; he is succeeded by his son George Edward Laurence Villiers, styled Lord Hyde, Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II 1988-90 (b. 12 Feb 1976).