____Princes William & Harry have an addition to their extended family tree. The Lady Laura Melissa Duckworth-Chad (nee Fortescue-Gore, b 14 Jun 1975), wife of Maj James Anthony L'Etang Duckworth-Chad (b 1972), has given birth to a daughter, Viola Cecily Fortescue, 12 May, 2010, a sister for Molly, who was b 21 Sept 2006.
Maj Duckworth-Chad is a grandson of the former Lady Anne Spencer, sister of the 8th Earl Spencer. Lady Laura is a dau of the 9th Earl of Arran by his wife the former Eleanor van Cutsem.
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Sunday, May 02, 2010
Prince William's friend Oliver Baker weds Mel Nicholson
_. HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton attended the marriage 1 May, 2010, at St Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews, of Oliver H.G. Baker (born 1982), eldest son of Mr Howard A. Baker, of Tillingham, Essex, by his wife the former Jane Bonallack (b 1961), & Melissa Patricia A. Nicholson (b 1983), daughter of the late Norman Nicholson and Mrs Nicholson, of Chester. Oliver, a university friend of Prince William, is a grandson maternally of Sir Michael Francis Bonallack, OBE, sometime chief executive of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews, and a great-grandson of Sir Richard Frank Bonallack. -=-
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Saturday, May 01, 2010
Death of Lady Susan Askew, sister of the 6th Duke of Sutherland
_.The Lady Susan Alice Askew, who died 29 April, 2010, was a scion of the Earls of Ellesmere, and a sister of the late 6th Duke of Sutherland. She was born in 1913, as Lady Susan Egerton, 4th daughter of the 4th Earl of Ellesmere (1872-1944), by his wife the former Lady Violet Lambton (1880-1976), daughter of the 4th Earl of Durham; her only brother, John (1915-2000), succeeded as 5th Earl of Ellesmere in 1944, and as 6th Duke of Sutherland on the demise of his kinsman, in 1963. Two sisters, Mary and Jane married Scropes; another two sisters, Margaret and Alice, were members of the Royal Household. Lady Margaret was a Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen and later to the Queen Mother, and wife of Sir Jock Colville (scion of Colville of Culross), and Lady Alice, was a Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen, who committed suicide in 1977. Lady Susan married, 4 Oct 1933 (div. 1966) Maj John Marjoribanks Askew CBE, only son of William Haggerston Askew, of Ladykirk, co. Berwick, and has issue, a son Henry, and a dau, Sarah, who married 1959, the 3rd Baron Faringdon.
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