Friday, March 26, 2010

Earl Spencer to marry Bianca, Lady Eliot

_.The engagement was announced (Daily Mail 26/3/2010) between Charles Edward Maurice [Spencer], 9th Earl Spencer (b 20 May 1964), only surv son of the late 8th Earl Spencer, MVO (1924-92), by his 1st wife, the Hon Frances Ruth Burke Roche (1936-2004), scion of the Barons Fermoy, & Bianca Jane, Lady Eliot (nee Ciambriello b 1976), dau of Joseph Cambriello, of Plymouth, by his wife Lesley K. Price, and widow of Jago Nicholas Aldo Eliot, styled Lord Eliot (1966-2006) son and heir of the 10th Earl of St.Germans, by his 1st wife, the Hon.
Jacquetta Jean Frederika Lampson, daughter of the 1st Baron Killearn.

Earl Spencer, brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales has been wed twice before, 1stly 1989 (div 1997), (Catherine) Victoria Lockwood, by whom he has issue, (i) Hon Louis Frederick Spencer, styled Viscount Althorp (b. 14 Mar 1994), (i) Lady Kitty Eleanor Spencer (b. 28 Dec 1990), (ii) Lady Eliza Victoria Spencer (b. 10 Jul 1992)
(iii) Lady Katya Amelia Spencer (b. 10 Jul 1992); he married 2ndly, 2001 Caroline Victoria Freud (former wife of Matthew Rupert Freud, 2nd son of Sir Clement Raphael Freud, of 14 York House, Upper Montagu Street, London W1, and Westons, Walberswick, co. Suffolk, by his wife June Beatrice Flewett, dau. of H W Flewett), dau. of Rupert Hutton by his wife Mrs Malcolm Barr, and has issue by her, (ii) the Hon Edmund Charles Spencer (b. 6 Oct 2003), and (iv) Lady Lara Spencer (b. Apr 2006).

Lady Eliot has a son (heir to his grandfather's earldom) the the Hon. Albert Clarence Eliot, born shortly before 4 November, 2004, and twin daughters, the Hon. Ruby Eliot and the Hon. Violet Eliot, b. 7 April, 2003.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Heir to the Duke of Hamilton & Brandon is engaged

_.The engagement was announced 20 March 2010, between Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, styled Marquis of Clydesdale (b 31 Mar 1978), elder son of Angus Alan Douglas [Douglas-Hamilton], 15th Duke of Hamilton (b 13 September 1938), by his late former wife Sarah Jane Scott (b. 28 Oct 1945; d. 17 Feb 1994), eldest dau. of Sir Walter Scott, 4th Bt., of Beauclerc, Bywell St Andrews, co. Northumberland, & Sophie Ann Rrutherford,, dau of Mr Hubert Rutherford, of Roxburghshire and Mrs Isabel Rutherford, of Edinburgh.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lord Ashtown, 7th baron, dies at 93

The 7th Baron Ashtown (Peerage of Ireland), KCMG, died at the Chelsea
and Westminster Hospital, 6 March, 2010. He was 93.Funeral at Mortlake
Crematorium on Friday 19 March. He was b 27 Oct 1916, son of Clive
Newcome Trench, of Roadwater, Watchet, co.Somerset (by his wife
Kathleen Maud Marion MacIvor, 2nd dau. of Maj Ivan MacIvor CSI), 3rd
son of Capt Hon Cosby Godolphin Trench, of Sopwell Hall, Cloughjordan,
co. Tipperary (by his wife Maria Musgrave, 1st dau. of Sir Richard
Musgrave, 4th Bt.), 2nd son of Frederick Mason [Trench], 2nd Baron
Ashtown; succeeded to the peerage 19 Aug 1979 on the demise of his
cousin once removed; married (1) 1 Dec 1939 Marcelle Cathrine van
Kloetinge (d. 1994), yst. dau. of Johan Jacob Clotterbooke Patyn van
Kloetinge, of Zeist, The Netherlands; married (2) 17 Dec 1997
(Dorothea) Mary Elizabeth von Pless (former wife of HSH Hans Heinrich
XVII Wilhelm Albert Eduard, 4th Prince of Pless), dau. of Lt Col
Richard George Edward Minchin; and is succeeded by the son of his 1st
spouse, the Hon Roderick Nigel Godolphin Trench, of Bassetts,
Mayfield, co. Sussex (b. 17 Nov 1944).


Lady Mary Rose Williams, scion of the Dukes of Grafton, dies at 91

__The Lady Mary Rose (Emma) Williams (nee FitzRoy) who died at the Old Prebenal House, 8 March, 2010, aged 91, was a scion of the Dukes of Grafton, born posthumously, 7 September, 1918, dau of William Henry Alfred,Viscount Ipswich (1884-1918), by his wife Auriol Brougham (d 1938), scion of the Barons Brougham & Vaux. Her father was killed in a plane crash, and her brother, the 9th Duke of Grafton (1914-36), died in a motor racing accident. Lady Mary Rose was a co-heir, with her
elder sister, Lady Margaret Jane FitzRoy (later Nelson) to the barony of Arlington, which peerage was called out of abeyance in 1999, in favour of her niece Jennifer Jane Nelson (Mrs Forwood). Lady Mary Rose married 1945 (div 1952) Francis Trelawny Williams (d 1977), and leaves a dau, Linda Jane Auriol (b 1 Feb 1947). ____ Funeral on Thursday, March 25th at The Holy Ascension Church, Oddington. Glos.


Shirley/Lutyens engagement

_.The engagement was announced 17 March 2010, between the Hon William Robert Charles Shirley (b 10 Dec, 1984), scion of the Earls Ferrers, elder son and heir of Robert William Saswalo Shirley, styled Viscount Tamworth (b 29 Dec 1952), of Ditchingham Hall, Norfolk, by his wife the former Susannah Mary Sheepshanks; & Camilla Lutyens (b 1985), yst dau of the late Richard David Lutyens (b 1 Jul 1948- d. 1994), and Mrs
Richard Lutyens (nee Mary A.J.P. Drabble), of Kensington, London.


Ellis/Strang Steel engagement

_The engagement was announced 17 March, 2010, between Edward J Ellis,
son of Dr and Mrs Brian Ellis, of Steep, Hampshire, and Tara D. Strang
Steel, scion of the Steel Baronets, dau of Sir Michael Strang Steel,
Bt, & Lady Strang Steel, of Philiphaugh, Selkirk.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sibell Dawnay, sometime great-aunt of the Duchess of Cornwall, dies at 102

_.Sibell Margaret Dawnay (nee Norman), of The Glen, Ballingarry, Co Limerick, died at her home, 8 March, 2010, at the age of 102. She was born 2 March, 1908, dau of Ronald Collet Norman (1873-1963), scion of that landed family, by his wife the former Lady Florence Sibell Bridgeman (1877-1936), dau of the 4th Earl of Bradford; & married (i) 25 Sept, 1934 (div 1949), as his 2nd wife, Major the Hon. Archibald Edward Cubitt (1901-72), son of the 2nd Baron Ashcombe (1867-1947); married (ii) 23 June 1949, Lt.-Col. Ronald Dawnay (1908-90), scion of the Viscounts Downe, son of Major the Hon. Hugh Dawnay by his wife the former Lady Susan de la Poer Beresford; from her 1st marriage she had issue, (i) Mark Robin Cubitt (1936-91), (i) Mary Sibell Cubitt (1938-40), & (ii) Priscilla Margaret Cubitt (b 1941), who married the 11th Earl of Harrington, &. Mrs Dawnay's grandson, Mark Cubitt (b 1964) is heir pres to the Ashcombe peerage. __Funeral Service on Saturday, 13 March 2010 at Kilpeacon Church.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Grandson for the Duchess of Cornwall

Sara Parker Bowles (nee Buys), wife of Thomas Henry Parker Bowles, son of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, was delivered of a son, Freddy, 28 February, 2010.