Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lord Lauderdale's grandson Fergus Hay to wed Geraldine Van Der Mast

_.The engagement was announced 22 Feb 2010 between Fergus William Hamilton Hay (b 22 Apr 1981), younger son of Mr Robin William Patrick Hamilton Hay, by his wife the former Lady (Helen) Olga Maitland (b 23 May 1944), of Islington, London, scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, and Geraldine Van Der Mast, only daughter of.—Dr Robert Van Der Mast, of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Mrs Narda Van Der Mast, of Chelsea,
London. Fergus Hay is a grandson maternally of the 17th Earl of Lauderdale.


Sir William Proby's daughter, Alice, to wed Fergus Eckersley

_.The engagement was announced 23 Feb 2010, between Fergus Eckersley, younger son of Mr Roger Eckersley, of Chelsea, London, and Mrs Caroline Eckersley, of Burford, Oxfordshire, and Alice Proby, scion of the Proby Baronets, and descendant of the Dukes of Abercorn, daughter of Sir William Proby, 3rd Baronet, and Lady Proby, of Elton Hall, Cambridgeshire.


Lord Tollemache's daughter to wed

-_.The engagement was announced 24 Feb 2010 between James Hopkins, of Wenhaston Grange, Suffolk, son of Dr and Mrs Christopher Hopkins, and the Hon Selina Tollemache (b 1973), daughter of the 5th Baron Tollemache (b 13 Dec 1939), of Helmingham Hall, Suffolk, by his wife the former Alexandra Dorothy Jean Meynell, scion of the Earls of Halifax.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Son for Prince's friend Lady Iona

_.The Lady Iona Hewitt (nee Douglas-Home), scion of the Earls of Home, and wife of the Hon Thomas Hewitt, son of Viscount and Viscountess Lifford of Field House, Hursley, Hampshire, gave birth to a son, Harry Alexander Wyldbore, 9 February, 2010. Lady Iona is a granddaughter of the Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home, KT (aka the 14th Earl of Home (disclaimed) and later Baron Home of The Hirsel, and is a daughter of the 15th Earl and of Home & the Countess of Home, of The Hirsel, Coldstream, Berwickshire.

Princes William and Harry of Wales attended the Hewitt/Douglas-Home marriage some years back.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Death of Rosemary Julian Musker

_.Rosemary Julian Musker ((née Maitland-Makgill-Crichton), who died 6
February, 2010, aged 94, was a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale (Earl
S, 1624). She was b 1915, dau of Maj Charles Julian Maitland-Crichton
(1880-k/a 1915), of the Gordon Highlanders, by his wife the former
Sybil Twynihoe Erle (d 1984, aged 105), dau of Twynihoe William Erle,
a Master of the Supreme Court, of Bramshott Grange, Liphook, Hants;
married 1940, Flt-Lieut. James Herbert Lonsdale Musker (b 1 Apr 1907;
d 1966), late the RAFVR, formerly of the 7th Hussars, scion of the LG
family of Musker, of Shadwell Park, son of Herbert Musker (1878-1947),
of Rushford Hall, Thetford, by his wife the former Nora Lonsdale Berry
(later, wife of Sir Egerton Hamond-Graeme, 5th Bart, & a niece of the
1st & last Baron Armaghdale). Rosemary Musker leaves a dau, Juliet
Alexandra Sarah, b 22 Aug 1941, wife of William Edward Barry, of the
Barry Baronets. Funeral Service at.—3 p.m. on Tuesday, 23rd February
at Putney Vale Crematorium.


Cressida Grace Beckett

_.Isabelle Beckett [nee Adams] wife of Ralph Michael Beckett [b.
1971], scion of the Barons Grimthorpe, gave birth to a daughter,
Cressida Grace, 29 January, 2010, a sister for Katinka Rose, who was b
5 March, 2005. Ralph Beckett is the son of the Hon William Ernest
Beckett [b. 1945], by his wife the former Virginia Hutchison, and is a
grandson paternally of the 3rd Baron Grimthorpe, TD (1891-1963).

Isabelle Beckett is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Arthur Adams, of Gayhurst,


Death of Sheela Mary Lindsay

_.Sheela Mary Lindsay (née FitzGerald), who died 5 February, 2010,
aged 74, was widow of David Claud Lindsay (1934-2002), scion of the
Earls of Crawford & Balcarres. She was the former Sheela Mary
FitzGerald, dau of Michael Edward FitzGerald, of Co Galway, and
married David Lindsay, 18 Nov, 1964. Her husband was a son of David
Edzell Thomas Lindsay (1910-68), by his 1st wife the former Kathleen
Green. David Lindsay's yr half-brother was Maj. Hugh Lindsay
(1953-88), sometime Equerry to HM The Queen, who died in an avalanche
at Klosters whilst skiing with the Prince of Wales. Mrs Lindsay leaves
no issue. Service of Remembrance at Putney Vale Crematorium, Stag
Lane, London, 22nd February, 2010.


Oliver Philip Hope-Cobbold

_.Miki Hope-Cobbold (née Dimitrijevic), wife of Thomas William Hope-Cobbold (b 1974), descended from the Earls of Hopetoun (later Marquesses of Linlithgow) & in remainder to the Earldom of Annandale & Hartfell, gave birth to a son, Oliver Philip, 12 February, 2010, a brother for Bella. Tom is 2nd son of Major Philip William Hope-Cobbold [b. 27 December, 1943], of Glemham Hall, Suffolk, by his 1st wife the former Antonia Jay Hutton-Potts (now Mrs Jay Hope-Johnstone of Linton,
Cambridgeshire). Tom's paternal grandfather was Maj. William Augustus Ludwig Vernon William Hope Johnstone, Grenadier Guards, [1914-93], who marr. Pamela Maud Cobbold [later Cadogan] [1920-94], and is a gt-grandson of Lt-Col Ivan Cobbold and his wife, the former Lady Blanche Cavendish; & is thus a gt-gt-grandson of the 9th Duke of Devonshire. Tom's paternal gt-grandfather George Granville Hope Johnstone who was
born in 1880, married Princess Marie-Luise zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen [1867-1945}. Philip Hope-Cobbold married [i] 1968, [div. 1984], (Antonia) Jay Hutton-Potts.


Death of the Dowager Duchess of St Albans

_.The Dowager Duchess of St Albans, author, artist and journalist, widow of Charles Frederic Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, 13th Duke of St Albans (1915-88), died suddenly at her care home in Newbury on Friday 12 February 2010 aged 88 years. She was born Suzanne Marie-Adèle Fesq, circa 1921, dau. of Emile William Fesq, of Mas Mistral, Vence, France, and married the then Charles Beauclerk, as his 2nd wife, 19 Mar, 1947. Her husband succeeded to the dukedom (Peerage of England) on the demise of a cousin, 2 Mar, 1964, and died 8 Oct 1988, when he was succeeded by a son of his 1st marriage. The duchess leaves issue, viz: Lord Peter Charles de Vere Beauclerk (b. 13 Jan 1948); Lord James Charles Fesq de Vere Beauclerk (b. 6 Feb 1949); Lord John William Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk (b. 10 Feb 1950); Lady Caroline Anne de Vere
Beauclerk (b. 19 Jul 1951). She was predeceased by a daughter who died in infancy in 1963.


Death of Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander John Clark Kennedy of Knockgray, MC

Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander John Clark Kennedy of Knockgray, MC, late the 9th/12th Lancers, died 10 Feb, 2010. He was husband of Pamela. Funeral at Carsphairn, Wednesday 17 Feb.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

de Rougemont/Roberts nuptials

_.The marriage took place, 6 February, 2010, at St George's Chapel,
Windsor Castle, between Frederick C. de Rougemont, elder son of Mr &
Mrs Clive de Rougemont, and Amelia F.A. Roberts, elder daughter of Sir
Hugh Ashley Roberts, Knt, of Windsor, by his wife the former Hon
Priscilla Jane Stephanie Low, MVO (b 1949), sometime Curator of the
Print Room, Royal Library, Windsor Castle, daugher of the 1st Baron
Aldington, KCMG, CBE (b 25 May 1914; d 7 Dec 2000).

Sir Hugh Roberts' father was the Rt Rev Edward James Keymer Roberts,
sometime Bishop of Ely. Sir Hugh's mother, Dorothy Frances dau of Rev
Canon Edwin David Bowser, was the Bishop's first wife and died in
1982. The Bishop married 2ndly in 1984 Diana, widow of Dr Arthur
Christopher Grey (scion of the Earls Grey) and, before that, widow of
Anthony Seymour Bellville (of the LG family of Bellville of Tedstone
Court). She was dau of Ewen Cameron Bruce (of the LG family Bruce of


Lord Buckhurst marries Countess Xenia Tolstoy-Miloslavsky

_The marriage took place, 5 February, 2010, at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral ofthe Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints, London, between William Herbrand Thomas Sackville, styled Lord Buckhurst (b. 13 Jun 1979), son and heir of William Herbrand [Sackville], 11th Earl De La Warr (b 10 Apr 1948), of Buckhurst Park, Sussex, by his wife, the former Anne Leveson (former wife of Adrian John Charles [Hope], 4th Marquess of Linlithgow), & 1st dau. of Arthur Edmund Leveson OBE, of Hall Place, Ropley, co. Hampshire, and Countess Xenia Tolstoy-Miloslavsky, yst dau of Count & Countess Tolstoy-Miloslavsky, of Southmoor, Berkshire.


Death of Priscilla Fryer, mother of Lord Selborne and Lord Newton

_.Priscilla Fryer, who died 5 February, 2010, aged 94, was a scion of the Egerton-Warburton family (see the Grey-Egerton Baronets), and was the widow of (1) Maj Tthe Viscount Wolmer (1912-42), son and heir of the 3rd Earl of Selborne, & (2) the 4th Baron Newton (1915-92), and was wife of Frederick Charles Horace Fryer. She was a dau of Capt John Egerton-Warburton, of Arley Hall, and married (i) 16 Jul 1936, Viscount Wolmer, who was killed in action in WW2; she married (ii) 6 Jul 1948, the 4th Baron Newton (d 1992), and married (iii) 1994, Frederick Fryer. Mrs Fryer leaves issue from her first 2 marriages including the 4th Earl of Selborne (b 24 Mar 1940), and the 5th Baron Newton (b 11 Jan 1950). Funeral at St Peter's, Bishop's Waltham, Wed 17 Feb, 2010, followed by burial at St Mary's, Disley.

Daily Telegraph 10 Feb 2010


Death of Lady Joan Colville, 98, daughter of the 8th Earl of Jersey

_.The Lady Joan Colville (nee Child Villiers), who died 6 February, 2010, aged 98, was a scion of the Earls of Jersey, born 26 Sept, 1911, daughter of the 8th Earl of Jersey (1873-1923), by his wife the former Lady Cynthia Almina Constance Needham (1889-1947), dau of the 3rd Earl of Kilmorey (1842-1915); she married 21 January, 1933, David Richard Colville (1909-87), scion of the Viscounts Colville of Culross, by whom she had issue. A Thanksgiving Service takes place at Dorton Church, Friday 19 Feb 2009.


Monday, February 08, 2010

Howard/Hime engagement

_.The engagement was announced 6 Feb 2010 between Alexander P.W. Howard, scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, son of.— Lt Col (Murray Bernard) Neville Cyprian Howard, OBE (b 1942), of Greystoke, and Mrs Lavinia Howard (nee Lewis, descended from the Earls of Dartmouth), of Charlton Horethorne, and Jessica N.E. Hime, daughter of Mr Martin
Hime, of London, and Mrs Michael Cullimore, of Bideford.


Hughes/Whitbread engagement

_.The engagement was announced 6 Feb 2010 Mr Mark Antony Hughes, MRCS,
elder son of Mr and Mrs Alastair Hughes, of Chiswick, London, and
Sophia Juliet Whitbread, scion of that LG family, youngest daughter of
Mr and Mrs William Whitbread, of Dennington, Suffolk.


Death of Lady Elizabeth Baxendale

The Lady Elizabeth Joan Baxendale (nee Fortescue), who died 17 Jaanuary, 2010, aged 83, was a scion of the Earls Fortescue. She was b 1 October 1926, a dau of Hugh William Fortescue, 5th Earl Fortescue, by his wife the Hon. Margaret Helen Beaumont, scion of the Viscounts Allendale. She married 9 Jul 1946, Major William Lloyd John Baxendale, son of Captain Guy Vernon Baxendale, by whom she had issue:-
David Hugh Baxendale b. 1952
Peter Anthony Baxendale b. 1955
Lucinda Margaret Baxendale b. 1958

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St Thomas à Becket Church,
Framfield on Tuesday 26th January 2010


Ramsay/Taylor engagement

_The engagement was announced 18 January, 2010, between Alexander Simon Ramsay (b 12 January, 1977), scion of the Earls of Dalhousie, son of the Hon Anthony Ramsay (b 2 Mar 1949), by his 1st wife the former Georgina Mary Astor (b 10 Mar 1952), scion of the Viscounts Astor (now Mrs Lorne Nelson, of Kilmaronaig, Argyll, & Caroline
Taylor, third daughter of Mr Jonathan Taylor, of Fulham, and Mrs Victoria Taylor, of Shepherd's Bush, London.


Death of Lady Feilden at 90

_Lady Feilden, who died 9 January, 2010, at the age of 90, was wife of Sir Henry Wemyss Feilden, 6th Baronet. She was b circa 1919, as Ethel May Atkinson, dau of John Atkinson, and married Sir Henry, 25 Aug, 1943. She leaves issue. Funeral at St Bartholomew's Church, Burwash on Wednesday 27 January 2010.


Lord Richardson of Duntisbourne, KG, dies at 94

Lord Richardson of Duntisbourne, KG, former Governor of the Bank of England, died 22 January, 2010, at 94, creating a vacancy among the Knights Companion of the Order of the Garter.

Emilia Rose Spencer Churchill

_.Charlotte M. Spencer-Churchill (née Baber), wife of John Gerard Averell (Jack) Spencer-Churchill (b 1975), scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, gave birth to a daughter, Emilia Rose, 12 January, 2010, a sister for Edward Ian, who was b 6 March, 2008. Jack is the younger son of Mr Winston Spencer Churchill, of Belgravia, London, by his first wife, Mrs Minnie Churchill (nee d'Erlanger), of Lyme Regis, Dorset, and Charlotte is the elder daughter of Mr Robert Baber, of Evercreech, Somerset, and Mrs Iona Baber, of Downside, Somerset.

Another descendant for Sir Winston Churchill......

Death of the 5th Baron Raglan

Fitzroy Somerset, 5th Baron Raglan, died 24 January, 2010.

Death of Sir Dermot de Trafford, Bt

Sir Dermot Humphrey de Trafford, 6th baronet [UK 1841] died on 22 January 2010 at the age of 85

Death of Cordelia, Lady Greenway

Cordelia Baroness Greenway, who died 14 January, 2010, aged 91, was
the widow of (Charles) Paul Greenway, 3rd Baron Greenway (1917-75.)
She was born Cordelia Mary Stephen, at Farnham, Surrey, in 1918, dau
of Maj Humfrey Campbell Stephen, JP, of High Mead, Dormansland,
Surrey, and married Paul Greenway in 1939. He died in 1975. She leaves
issue, Ambrose, the 4th Baron (b 21 May 1941), and is predeceased by 2
other sons, Mervyn (1942-2001) and Nigel (b 1944- d?). Lady Greenway's
body has been donated for medical research at her request. Memorial
gathering for family and close friends in the Spring.


Gilbey/Oliver engagement

_.The engagement was announced 27 Jan 2010 between Julian Sebastian
Gilbey (b 1975), scion of the Barons Vaux of Harrowden, son of the Hon
Michael Christopher Gilbey (b 1949) and Mrs Gilbey, of Hambleden,
Oxfordshire, and Georgina C.D. Oliver, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs
Simon Oliver, of Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire.


Earl of Lichfield marries Lady Henrietta Conyngham

_.The marriage took place at Chelsea Register Office, in Dec 2009, between Thomas William Robert Hugh Anson, 6th Earl of Lichfield (born 19 July 1978), only son of the 5th Earl of Lichfield (the photographer Patrick Lichfield) and the former Lady
Leonora Grosvenor, a daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster. He succeeded as the 6th Earl of Lichfield upon his father's death on 11 November 2005 & Lady Henrietta Tamara Juliet Conyngham (born 1976), elder daughter of Henry Vivien Pierpont Conyngham, 8th Marquess Conyngham and Juliet Ann Kitson.


Rous/Hope engagement

_.The engagement was announced 28 Jan 2010 between Richard W.J. Rous, scion of the Earls of Stradbroke, younger son of the late Lieutenant General the Hon Sir William Edward Rous, KCB (1939-99) & of the Hon Lady Rous, of Lynchmere, West Sussex, and Annabel Olga L. Hope (b 1978), elder daughter of Mr Peter E.A. Hope, of Over Wallop,
Hampshire, by his wife the former Pamela M. Harding


Lord Reay's son and heir weds

_.The marriage took place 14 January, 2010, in London, between the Hon
Aeneas Simon Mackay, Master of Reay
(b 20 March 1965), eldest son and heir of the 14th Lord Reay (b 19
July 1937), of Whittington Hall, Lancashire, by his 1s wife the former
Hon Annabel Thérese Fraser (now the Hon Lady Keswick, of Oare House,
Wilts), 2nd dau. of the 15th Lord Lovat; & Mia J. Ruulio, elde dau of
Mr & Mrs Markus Ruulio, of Helsinki, Finland.


Bullock-Webster/Tar engagement

_The engagement was announced 27 January 2010 between Captain James
Richard H.L. Bullock-Webster, Irish Guards,. (b 1981)—only son of
Lieutenant Colonel Robin James Stirling Bullock-Webster (b 1944), of
South Kensington, by his wife the former Maria Della Buenaño, &
Lucinda Jane Tar (b 1981), younger daughter of Major (Leslie)
Christopher Tar, of Compton, Devon, by his wife the former Jacqueline

Capt Bullock-Webster's mother married 1stly 1971, the 6th Earl Cowley
(1946-75), who collapsed and died suddenly whilst playing squash at
the age of 29. Maria Countess Cowley married Lt-Col Robin Bullock-
Webster in 1980. Capt B-W has 2 half-sisters, Lady Alexia Wellesley, b
1973, and Lady Caroline Wellesley b 1976 (posthumously).


Susan Catherine Madel

From Telegraph death notices of 5 Jan 2010:

Susan Catherine peacefully at home on 30th December. Beloved wife of
David, much loved mother of Louise and Christopher, 'Ganny' to Peter,
Willa, Laurie and Emily. Funeral private, family flowers only. A
Service of Thanksgiving will be held in the New Year, details to be
announced later. Donations, if desired, to Marie Curie and St
Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich through E. B Button & Sons, 24 St John's
Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1EB

She was the dau of the Hon Peter Cuthbert CAREW (1908-80, youngest son
of 5th Baron Carew and Catherine dau of Thomas CONOLLY MP, of
Castletown (scion of the Earls of Longford)) and Barbara (d 1999) dau
of Henry Wolley LEIGH-BENNETT of Knightsbridge. She m 1971 Sir
(William) David son of William R MADEL, of Northwich, Cheshire, who
survives her, and has issue as above.

William David Garro Trefgarne

_.Camilla M. Trefgarne (née D'Arcy-Irvine) wife of the Hon George
Garro Trefgarne (b. 4 Jan 1970) , gave birth to a
son, William David Garro, 30 January, 2010, a brother for Alice Irene
Rosalie, who was b 26 September, 2008.

George is the elder son of the 2nd Baron Trefgarne, PC, and Baroness
Trefgarne, of Woking, Surrey, and Camilla is the daughter of Major and
Mrs Anthony D'Arcy-Irvine, of Enford, Wiltshire.


Death of the Hon Mary Anna Sibell Elizabeth Marten

_.The Hon Mary Anna Sibell Elizabeth Martin, OBE (1980) (nee Sturt),
who died at Crichel, Wimborne, Dorset, 18 January, 2010, aged 80, was
a scion of the extinct Barons Alington (dau of the 3rd Baron), was a
goddaughter of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother & was a close
friend of the Queen & Duke of Edinburgh; she was b London 12 Sept
1929, as the Hon Mary Anna Sturt, dau of the 3rd Baron Alington
(1896-1940), by his wife the former Lady Mary Sibell Ashley-Cooper,
dau of the 9th Earl of Shaftesbury, KP,GCVO, sometime Lord Steward to
the Household of George V & Queen Mary, by his wife Lady Constance
Sibell Grosvenor (d 1957), a great friend of Queen Mary, dau of Earl
Grosvenor, and sister of Bendor, 2nd Duke of Westminster, &c. Her
marriage to Lieutenant-Commander George Gosselin Marten, MVO, DSC, RN,
son of Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Marten, KBE, CB, CMG, CVO, took place
at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, 25 Nov 1949. He was an equerry to
the King, and the marriage was attended by King George VI, Queen
Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the
Duchess of Kent, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone and Major-General
the Earl of Athlone.
The Hon Mrs Marten was High Sheriff of Dorset in 1989. She leaves
issue. The funeral is to be held at St. Giles's Church, Wimborne St.
Giles, on Friday 29th January 2010.


Monday, February 01, 2010

Lascelles/Eccleston marriage

. The marriage took place 23 Apr, 1999, at Kingston, Jamaica, between Martin David Lascelles (born 9 Feb 1962), scion of the Earls of Harewood (Earl, UK, cr 1812), son of the late Hon Gerald David Lascelles (1924-1998), by his 2nd wife the former Elizabeth Evelyn Collingwood (1924-2006), and Charmaine Christine Eccleston (b 24 Dec, 1962).

Martin Lascelles is a grandson of the late 6th Earl of Harewood by his wife HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood, &c.