Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lyla Gilman

The Lady Rose Victoria Birgitte Louise Gilman (b. 1 Mar 1980), daughter of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and wife of George Gilman, gave birth to a daughter, Lyla, in early July, 2010.


Senna Lewis

The Lady Davina Elizabeth Alice Benedikte Lewis (b. 19 Nov 1977), daughter of The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester, and wife of Gary Christie Lewis (b. 21 Aug 1970), 1st son of Hore Lewis, of Gisborne, New Zealand, by his wife Viki Carr, gave birth to a daughter, Senna, in June, 2010.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lord Crathorne's heir to wed

_.The engagement was announced 10 July, 2010, between the Hon Thomas Arthur John Dugdale (b 30 Sept, 1977), son and heir of the 2nd Baron Crathorne (b 12 Sept, 1939), of Crathorne House, Yarm, and the late Baroness Crathorne, & Alexandra Hill, daughter of Mr & Mrs Alan Hill, of Pentre Hodre, Shropshire, formerly of Maun, Botswana.


Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Death of Lady Gabrielle Courtenay, 97, daughter of the 16th Earl of Devon

_.The Lady (Camilla) Gabrielle Courtenay, who died 26 June, 2010, aged 97, was the last surviving child of Rev the 16th Earl of Devon (1875-1935), of Powderham Castle, Devon, by his wife the former Marguerite Silva. Lady Gabrielle, of The Briary, Exton, Exeter, was unm. The funeral takes place at St Clement's Church, Powderham, 12 July, 2010.


Thursday, July 01, 2010

Death of Lord Flowers

__The Lord Flowers of Queensgate, Kt, FRS, died at his home,. 25 June,
2010. He had been a life baron since 1979.

Ashburnham/Effertz betrothal

_The engagement was announced 30 June 2010 between Sir James Fleetwood Ashburnham, 13th Baronet (b 17 Dec 1979), son of the late John Anchitel Fleetwood Ashburnham (1951-81), by his wife the former Corinne A. O'Brien (wife since 1982 of John Philip Merricks, of The Manor, Icklesham, Winchelsea, East Sussex), & Miss Yasmin Effertz, dau of Mr & Mrs Jurgen Effertz, of Antalya, Turkey. Sir James succeeded his grandfather, Sir Denny Reginald Ashburnham, 12th Bt (Cr E 1661), 21 June, 1999.

There is no heir to the baronetcy.


Caspar Henry Bourne-Arton

_Jenny Bourne-Arton (nee Thompson), wife of James Bourne-Arton, scion of that LG family, gave birth to a son, Caspar Henry, 3 June, 2010, a brother for Freddie Temple, who was b 7 Feb 2008.


Lord Brownlow's heir weds

_.The marriage took place, 23 June 2010, at Kensington & Chelsea Church, London, between the Hon Peregrine Edward Quintin Cust (b 9 July 1974), scion of the Barons Brownlow (GB, 1776), only son of the 7th Baron Brownlow (b 25 Mar 1936), of Jersey, Channel Islands, by his wife the former Shirlie Yeomans, & Vanessa Monica Threapleton-Horrocks, only daughter of Dr Roy William Horrocks, of Brentwood,
Essex, by his wife Candy Maria Madueno.


Morgan/Nevill engagement

_The engagement was announced in June 2010 between Theodore J.S. Morgan, son of Mr and Mrs John Morgan, of Ollerton, Shropshire, and Anna L. Nevill, scion of the Earls of Abergavenny, eldest daughter of David Michael Ralph Nevill (b 1941), of Birling, Kent, by his wife the former Katherine Mary Westenra. Anna's father is heir pres to the Earldom & Barony of Abergavenny and the Viscountcy of Nevill.


Alfie Charles Heriot Maitland

_.Alexandra M. Heriot Maitland (nee Godden) wife of Charles P. Heriot Maitland (b. 1980), scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, gave birth to a son, Alfie Charles, 19 June, 2010. Charlie Heriot Maitland is a son of Patrick Richard Heriot Maitland
(b. 1947), of Fossoway, Kinross, by his wife the former Marilyn Lois Grant, and Alexandra Heriot Maitland is the younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Godden, of St Mabyn, North Cornwall.

Granddaughter for the Gloucesters

The Lady Davina Lewis, cousin of the Queen and daughter of the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester, has given birth to a daughter.

Lady Davina, 32, is wife of Maori sheep shearer Gary Lewis, 39. The child is the couples first.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester have two other grandchildren. A grandson, Xan, styled Lord Culloden, son of the Earl of Ulster and his wife Claire, and a granddaughter, Lady Cosima Windsor, the Ulsters' daughter born some weeks ago.