Friday, April 30, 2010

Harry Meade to wed Rosie Bradford

The engagement has been announced between Harry Meade, 27, chum of Princes William & Harry, & son of showjumper Richard Meade, OBE, of West Littleton, Wilts, by his wife the former Angela Dorothy Farquhar, scion of the Farquhar Baronets, & Rosie Bradford, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard Bradford, of Yanworth, Glos.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

7th Marquess Townshend (1916-2010)

_The 7th Marquess Townshend, who died on St George's Day 2010, aged 93, had been a peer for 88 years, having inherited the peerage in 1921.

George John Patrick Dominic [Townshend], 7th Marquess Townshend, was born 13 May, 1916, son of the 6th Marquess (1866-1921), by his wife, the former Gwladys Ethel Gwendolen Eugénie Sutherst, d. 10 Oct 1959), 1st dau. of Thomas Sutherst, of Fountains Court, Temple, London.

Succeeded his father, 17 Nov 1921, aged 5.

He married firstly, 2 Sep 1939 (div. 1960) Elizabeth Pamela Audrey Luby (mar. (2) 1960 Brig Sir James Gault KCMG; d. 1989), only dau. of Lt Col Thomas Luby, Judicial Commissioner, ICS, by whom he had issue; married 2ndly, 22 Dec 1960, Ann Frances Darlow (d. 1988), only dau. of Arthur Pellew Darlow, of Portugal, by whom he had further issue, and married 3rdly, 7 May 2004 Philippa Sophia Swire (b. 28 Apr 1935; widow of Humphrey Roger Swire, of Dean Manor, Charlbury, co. Oxford, only son of Lt Col Cyril George William Swire, of Coldicote Farm, Moreton-in-Marsh, co. Gloucester), only dau. of Lt Col George Jardine Kidston later Kidston-Montgomerie of Southannan DSO MC, of Longbottom, Biddesden, co. Hampshire, and Fairlie, co. Ayr (by his wife Lydia Cecilia Mason, dau. of Maj Peter George Mason DSO), 1st son and heir of Richard Logan Kidston by his wife Sophia Egidia Guendolen Allenby-Montgomerie, 1st dau. of Capt Samuel Hynman Allenby later Allenby-Montgomerie, of Southannan House, co. Ayr, and Garnsgate Hall, co. Lincoln, by his wife Lady Sophia Constance Montgomerie, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Archibald William [Montgomerie], 14th Earl of Eglinton.

Lord Townshend is succeeded by his son from his 1st marriage, Charles George Townshend, styled Viscount Raynham (b. 26 Sep 1945), mar. (1) 8 Oct 1975 Hermione Evans (former wife of Anthony J C Evans; d. 1985), only child of Lt Cdr Robert Martin Dominic Ponsonby RN (by his first wife Dorothy Edith Jane Lane, yst. dau. of Henry Hervey Vincent Lane, of King's Bromley Manor, co. Stafford), 1st son of Sir George Arthur Ponsonby KCVO, Comptroller and Private Secretary to HM Queen Maud of Norway 1919-38 (by his first wife Julia Winifred Maitland OIdfield, dau. of Phineas A R Oldfield), 1st son of Robert Charles Ponsonby (by his wife Mary Machlachlan, 1st dau. of George Machlachlan of Machlachlan), 3rd son of Rt Hon Sir Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby later Ponsonby-Fane GCB ISO, of Brympton, Yeovil, co. Somerset (by his wife Hon Louisa Anne Rose Lee Dillon, 3rd dau. of Henry Augustus [Dillon], 13th Viscount Dillon), 6th son of John William [Ponsonby], 4th Earl of Bessborough, &c.

A service of Thanksgiving is to be held at Nnorwich Cathedral.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jardine-Paterson/d'Erlanger marriage

_.The marriage took place 17 April, 2010, between David H. Jardine-Paterson, elder son of Mr and Mrs Michael Jardine-Paterson, of Balgray, Dumfriesshire, and Emilia Mary Florence d'Erlanger (b 1982), youngest daughter of Mr Robin Gerard d'Erlanger, of Hensleigh, Devon, by his wife the former Hon Mary Elizabeth Josephine Pellew (b 1947), dau of the 9th Viscount Exmouth (1908-70). David Jardine-Paterson is scion of a Scots landed family (and kin of the Earl of Annandale & Hartfell. Miss d'Erlanger is a friend of Prince William of Wales and mooted as a possible bride for HRH by the tabloid press from circa 1999... --==--

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Duke of Grafton's heir to wed

_The engagement was announced 15 Apr 2010, between Henry Oliver Charles (Harry) FitzRoy, styled Viscount Ipswich (b 6 Apr 1978), only son of the late James Oliver Charles FitzRoy, styled Earl of Euston (1947-2009), of Euston Hall, Thetford, by his wife the former Lady Clare Amabel Margaret Kerr (b 1951), scion of the Marquesses of
Lothian, & Olivia Margaret M. Sladen (b 1978), dau of Mr Simon Sladen, of Snowshill, Gloucestershire, by his wife, nee ____Delaney. Harry Ipswich, who has yet to adopt the more senior courtesy title of Earl of Euston, is heir app to his grandfather, the 11th Duke of Grafton, KG


Friday, April 09, 2010

Bonas/Evans engagement

_The engagement was announced 9 Apr 2010, between Henry Alexander Bonas (b 1976), son of Jeffrey H. Bonas (b 1944), of Burnham Norton, Norfolk, by his 1st wife, the former Elspeth J. Mccagie (now Mrs Elspeth Bonas, of Aldsworth, Glos), & Katie Helen Evans, yr dau of Mr & Mrs Nigel Evans, of Littleton, Wilts. Henry's father married married 2ndly, 1988 (div 1994), as her 3rd husband, Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (nee Curzon) (b 21 Feb 1947), former wife of Esmond Peter Cooper-Key 1943-85, and John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (b 1947), of the
Baronets of that name, & daughter of the late 6th Earl Howe, CBE (1908-84).


Friday, April 02, 2010

Genevieve Juniper Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

__.Georgia Harriet Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (b 1979, nee Verey),
wife of Felix George Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (b 1978), scion of the
Barons Saye & Sele, gave birth to a daughter, Genevieve Juniper, 29
March, 2010.

Felix is a son of (Richard) George Twisleton- Wykeham-Fiennes (b
1950), and Mrs Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, and Georgia H. Verey,
daughter of the late (Henry) Nicholas Verey (b 1943, d?) and of Mrs
Nicholas Verey (nee Dinah V. Nicolson, b 1947).


Thursday, April 01, 2010

Sir Michael Aykroyd, 4th Baronet, dies

Sir Michael Aykroyd, 4th Baronet, died suddenly, 21 March 2010. Family Funeral has taken place on 30th March. Sir Michael was the eldest son of Col George Hammond AYKROYD TD (1900-72, yst son of the 1st Bt) and his 1st cousin and wife Margaret Roberts (d 1981) dau of Sir Frederic Alfred AYKROYD 1st Bt, of Birstwith Hall (cr
UK 1929) He succ his cousin the 3rd Bt in 2007. He m 1952 Oenone Gillian Diana dau of Donald George COWLING MBE, of Leeds and had a son and two daus. His son succeeds him.


Twins for Grey of Codnor heir

_Annie Helen Cornwall-Legh (nee Riches), wife of the Hon. Richard
Stephen Cayley Cornwall-Legh (b. 24 March, 1976), gave birth to twins,
a son, Arthur Henry, and a daughter, Helena Savannah, 15 March, 2010.

Richard is the eldest son of the 6th Baron Grey of Codnor and Baroness
Grey of Codnor, of High Legh, Cheshire, and Annie is the third
daughter of Mr and Mrs Frederick Riches, of Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Richard's father is only the 6th Baron Grey of Codnor even though the
peerage of England was created in 1397. The title was abeyant between
1496 and 1989.


Death of baronet Sir John Barran

Sir John Napoleon Ruthven Barran, 4th Baronet, died 25 March 2010, according to a notice in 'The Times.'

Lucy Heber-Percy to wed Rupert Kenyon

__The engagement was announced 1 Apr 2010, between J. Rupert Kenyon,
son of Mr & Mrs Donald Kenyon, of Goostrey, Cheshire, & Lucy Heber-
Percy (b 1971), scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, dau of Algernon
Heber-Percy, of Hodnet, Shropshire, by his wife the former Hon
Margaret Lever, scion of the extinct Viscounts Leverhulme.