Friday, December 31, 2010

Lilianda Rose Pearce [born 2010]

_. Sophie Amber Lascelles [born 1 October, 1973], partner  of Timothy Pearce [born 1955], and scion of the Earls of Harewood, gave birth to a daughter, Lilianda Rose, in 2010.

Sophie Lascelles is the only daughter of the Hon James Edward Lascelles [born 5 Oct, 1953], by his first wife the former Fredericka Anne Duhrsson [born 12 June, 1954], and is a granddaughter of the 7th Earl of Harewood, KBE [1923-2011],  and a great-granddaughter of HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood [1897-1965].

Sophie was born before her parents married and is therefore not in line of succession to the throne.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Zara Phillips to wed Mike Tindall

-.The engagement was announced 21 Dec, 2010, between Michael James
Tindall, MBE (b 18 Oct 1978), son of Philip Tindall and Mrs Tindall, &
Miss Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, MBE (b 15 May 1981), only dau of
Capt Mark Antony Peter Phillips, CVO, ADC (b 22 Sept 1948), descended
from Tiarks LG, by his 1st wife HRH The Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice
Louise, The Princess Royal, LG (b 15 Aug 1950), only dau of HM Queen
Elizabeth II.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Octavia Nora Lynne Overton

To Clementine Nora Levinyer Rhodes (b 18 July 1986) and Thomas Paul Overton (b 11 Nov, 1983), a daughter, Octavia Nora Lynne (Ava) OVERTON, born at Harrogate, North Yorkshire, 16 December, 2010.

Clementine is descended from the Plantagenets, via her descent from the Duckworths of Padiam, the Stanleys of Hooton, & the Towneleys of Towneley, co Lancaster.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Countess of Burlington: a son

Laura Ann Cavendish (nee Roundell, b 1972) styled Countess of Burlington, wife of William Cavendish, styled Earl of Burlington (b. 6 June 1969), only son and heir of the 12th Duke of Devonshire by his wife the former Amanda Carmen Heywood-Lonsdale, has given birth to a son and heir, in December, 2010.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Countess Mountbatten's grandson to wed

_.The engagement is announced between the Hon Nicholas Louis Charles Norton Knatchbull (b 15 May 1981), only son and heir of the 8th Baron Brabourne (born 8 Oct 1947), by his wife, the former Penelope Meredith Eastwood (b 1953), only dau. of Maj Reginald Wray Eastwood, of Son Vida, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, & Zeaphena Badley

Nicholas is heir to the Brabourne barony (UK 1880), and will one day succeed to the Earldom of Mountbatten of Burma (UK 1947) and barony of Romsey (UK 1947).


Death of Sir Peter van Notten POLE 5th Bt

Who's Who 2011 obituaries date the death to 31 January 2010:

Sir Peter van Notten POLE 5th Bt (1921-2010). He m 1949 Jean Emily
(dau of Charles Douglas STONE of Borden, W Australia) and had a son
and a dau, the former succeeds to the title:

Sir [Peter] John Chandos POLE 6th Bt (born 27 April 1952, resident in
Australia). Legally discontinued the use of the forename Peter 2009.
He m 1973 Suzanne Norah, dau of Harold Raymond HUGHES and Gwendolene
Maude ___ of Nedlands, W Australia, and had two sons and a dau:

Michael van Notten (b 12 May 1980) heir apparent
Andrew van Notten (b 1986)

Naomi Suzanne (b 1983)

Death of Sir Christopher Leeds, Bt

Who's Who 2011 obituaries date the death to 18 November 2009:

SIR Christopher Anthony LEEDS 8th Bt (1935-2009) m 1974 (div 1981)
Elaine Joyce (dau of S/Ldr Cornelius Harold Albert MULLINS). No issue.
He is succ in the title by his 3rd cousin:

Sir John Charles Hildyard LEEDS 9th Bt (b Christmas Day, 1941,
resident in Canada) eldest son of Charles Hildyard Denham Leeds, elder
son of Charles Frederic Augustus Leeds, 3rd and yst son of Capt
William Montagu Leeds, 3rd son of 2nd baronet. Married 1965 Eileen
Rose, dau of Joseph F SHALKA of Fort Kent, Alberta, Canada and has a
son and two daus:

Michael John Hildyard (b 1975) heir apparent

Diane Katherine (b 1967) m 1992 Rodney ORR
Brenda Merran (b 1971) m 2000 Robert BINDER of 600 Middle Road,
Belmont, California 94002, USA and has a son.

Death of Henriette Boissevain, former wife of the Marquess of Northampton

_.Henriette Luisa Maria Boissevain, (aka Baroness Bentinck Van Schoonheten; Thyssen-Bornemisza) died at Almaden de la Plata (Sevilla, Spain), 29 November 2010. She born circa 1948, a daughter of Baron Bentinck, sometime Netherlands Ambassador to France, and married 1stly, 1967 (div 1973), Spencer Douglas David Compton, Earl Compton (later 7th Marquess of Northampton), by whom she had a son, Daniel Bingham Compton, styled Earl Compton (born 1973) and a daughter, Lady Lara Katrina Comtpn (b 1968). She later married Richard Thompson and then Serge Boissevain. She had 2 further children, Ambre and Katia.


Thursday, December 02, 2010

Death of Oliver Worsley, brother of the Duchess of Kent

_. (George) Oliver Worsley, brother of HRH The Duchess of Kent, and a
scion of the Worsley Baronets (cr UK, 1838), died 30 November, 2010.
He was 83. Mr Worsley had been suffering from Huntingdon's disease.
He was b 1927, a son of Sir William Arthington Worsley, 4th Baronet (d
1973), by his wife the former Joyce Brunner. His sister Katharine
Worsley married in 1961, HRH The Duke of Kent, a 1st cousin of the
Mr Worsley married 1966, Penelope, dau of Lt-Col Christopher Herbert
Fleetwood Fuller (scion of the Fuller Bts), by whom he had issue.
Thanksgiving Service at All Saints' Church, Hovingham, North
Yorkshire, 13 Dec, 2010.


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Death of Richard Parker Bowles, Camilla's former brother-in-law

_.Richard Eustace Parker Bowles, who has died near Lymington, Hants, aged 63, was a scion of the Earls of Macclesfield, and sometime brother-in-law of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. He was born in 1947, yr son of Derek Henry Parker Bowles (1915-77), by his wife the former Ann De Trafford, DCVO, CBE (d 1987), scion of the the de Trafford Baronets, and was a brother of Andrew Parker Bowles b 1939). Richard
married 1973 (div 1976), Camilla, dau of Charles Younger, by whom he had one daughter, Emma. His ex-wife went on to marry the 3rd Earl of Halifax, &c.


Death of Richard Parker Bowles, Camilla's former brother-in-law

_.Richard Eustace Parker Bowles, who has died near Lymington, Hants, aged 63, was a scion of the Earls of Macclesfield, and sometime brother-in-law of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. He was born in 1947, yr son of Derek Henry Parker Bowles (1915-77), by his wife the former Ann De Trafford, DCVO, CBE (d 1987), scion of the the de Trafford Baronets, and was a brother of Andrew Parker Bowles b 1939). Richard
married 1973 (div 1976), Camilla, dau of Charles Younger, by whom he had one daughter, Emma. His ex-wife went on to marry the 3rd Earl of Halifax, &c.


Duke of Roxburghe's heir to wed

_.The engagement was announced 1 Dec, 2010, between, Charles Robert
George Innes-Ker, styled Marquis of Bowmont & Cessford (b 1981), 1st
son and heir of the 10th Duke of Roxburghe (b 1954), of Floors Castle,
by his wife the former Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor (b 1953), & the Hon
Charlotte Susanna Aitken (b 1982), elder dau of the 3rd Baron
Beaverbrook (b 1951), by his wife the former Susan Angela More
O'Ferrall (descended from the Jackson Baronets, cr 1869).


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Death of Kate Middleton's grandfather

_.Peter Francis Middleton, grandfather of Prince William's fiancée, Kate Middleton, died 2 November, 2010, aged 90. He was husband of the Valerie (Glassborow), father of four, grandfather of five, aviator, transatlantic sailor and long-time resident of Vernham Dean. Will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prince William of Wales to wed Kate Middleton

__The Engagement was announced 16 November, 2010, between HRH Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, elder son of HRH The Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, & Miss Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Middleton.


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Duchess of Wellington dies

_Her Grace The Duchess of Wellington, wife of the 8th Duke, died 1 November, 2010.

She was born Diana Ruth McConnel in 1921, daughter of Maj Gen Douglas Fitzgerald McConnel, CB, CBE, DSO (1893-1961), of Knockdolian, by his wife the former Ruth Mary Garnett-Botfield, scion of that LG family; married 28 Jan 1944, the 8th Duke of Wellington, KG, (b 2 Jul 1915), by whom she has issue.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Oliver Odo Jonathan Russell

_.Georgina N. Russell (née Dancy), wife of Capt. James Peter Faber
Russell (b. 1980), of the Coldstream Guards, scion of the Barons
Ampthill (descended from the Dukes of Bedford), gave birth to a son,
Oliver Odo Jonathan, 20 Oct, 2010, a brother for Isabel Sarah Susanna,
who was b 15th April, 2009. Jamie Russell is the 2nd son of the Hon.
John Hugo Trenchard Russell (b. 1950), and Mrs Russell, of Ringstead,
Dorset, & Georgina N. Dancy, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Jonathan
Dancy, of Newick, Sussex.


William Duckworth-Chad to wed Lucy Greenwell

__.The engagement was announced 26 Oct 2010, between William Duckworth-Chad (b 1975), son of Anthony Duckworth-Chad (b 1942), of Pynkney, Norfolk, by his wife, the former Elizabeth Sarah Wake-Walker (b 1944), scion of the Walker Baronets (cr UK 1856), & Lucy Rose Greenwell (b ,1979) daughter of Sir Edward Greenwell, 4th Baronet (b 1948) and the late Lady Greenwell, of Gedgrave, Suffolk.

William Duckworth-Chad is a second cousin of TRH Princes William & Harry.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Arabel Florence Maisie Rhodes

To Samuel Lawrence Dixon Rhodes (b 12 Jan 1984) and Sarah Elizabeth Elson (b 4 May 1984), a daughter, Arabel Florence Maisie, born at Harrogate, 11 September, 2010.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stileman/Ferguson wedding

_.The marriage took place 28 August, 2010, at Dummer, Hampshire, between Nicholas Stileman and Alice Victoria Ferguson (b 1980), daughter of the late Brig Ronald Ivor Ferguson (1931-2003), of Dummer Down House, Hants, by his 2nd wife, the former Susan Rosemary Deptford  (b 1946).

The bride is a half-sister of Sarah Duchess of York.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Samantha Cameron delivered of a daughter

Samantha Gwendoline Cameron (b 1971, nee Sheffield), scion of the Sheffield Baronets, and wife of the Rt Hon David Cameron, PC, MP (b 1966), Prime Minister & 1st Lord of the Treasury, &c, gave birth to a fourth child and second daughter, Florence Rose Endellion, 24 Aug 2010, in Cornwall, a sister for Nancy and for Arthur and the late Ivan (2002-2009).

The infant descends from King William IV on her paternal side and from Charles II on her maternal side.

Mrs Cameron is the eldest daughter of Sir Reginald Adrian Berkeley Sheffield, 8th Baronet, and his first wife Annabel (now Viscountess Astor).


Son for Earl of Halifax's son and heir

__Georgia E. Wood, styled Baroness Irwin, wife of James Charles Wood, styled Baron Irwin (b. 24 Aug 1977), gave birth to a son and heir, Rex Patrick, 12 Aug 2010.

Lady Irwin is the only daughter of Mr Patrick Robert James Clarkson. QC (b. 1 Aug 1949), of Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, a Recorder since 1996, by his wife the former Bridget Cecilia Doyne, and granddaughter paternally of Commander Robert Anthony Clarkson, LVO, RN, and Lord Irwin, a godson of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, is the only son of the 3rd Earl of Halifax (b. 14 Mar, 1944), of Garrowby, York, and the Countess of Halifax.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Marquess Townshend's heir to wed

__The engagement was announced 19 Aug 2010 between Thomas Charles Townshend, styled Viscount Raynham (b 2 Nov 1977), son and heir of the 8th Marquess Townshend (b 26 Sep 1945) by his late wife, the former Hermione Ponsnby (see Bessborough E), & Octavia Legge, dau of Mr & Mrs Christopher Legge.


Death of Lady Anne Tree, aunt of the Duke of Devonshire

From the Telegraph of 10 August 2010:

Lady Anne Evelyn Beatrice died 9th August aged 82, at home. Funeral to
be held St. Mary's Church, Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, 3 p.m. on
Thursday 12th August. All friends welcome. No flowers. Donations to
Marie Curie Cancer Care to Merefield & Henstridge, Melbury Abbas,
Shaftesbury, SP7 0BU. 01747 853532.

She was the dau of the 10th Duke of Devonshire (1895-1950) and the
Lady Mary Alice GASCOYNE-CECIL (-1988, (Mistress Robes to The Queen
1953–66) dau of 4th Marquess of SALISBURY. She m 1949 Michael Lambert
TREE (1921-99), of that gentry family formerly of Dytchley Park. They
adopted two daus: Isabella Elizabeth Nancy (b 1964) m 1993 Sir Charles
Raymond BURRELL 10th Bt (b 1962, son of Sir (John) Raymond BURRELL 9th
Bt (1934-2008) and Rowena Frances dau of Michael H PEARCE of
Brackenhills, Inyanga, Rhodesia) and has a son (the ha Edward Lambert
b 1996) and a dau; Esther Anne Mary (b 1966) m 1992 James Michael
Beale CAYZER-COLVIN (b 1965, grandson of the LP Baron CAYZER
(1910-99)) and has issue.

She was sister of the 10th Duke of Devonshire and aunt of the present,
12th Duke.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Son for Viscount & Viscountess Grimston

__Rosanagh Viola Alexandra Grimston, styled Viscountess Grimston (nee Innes-Ker b 1979), wife of James Walter Grimston, styled Viscount Grimston (b 6 Jan 1978), gave birth to a son and heir, John Innes Archie, 10 Aug 2010.

The viscountess is a dau of the 10th Duke of Roxburghe (b 18 Nov 1954), by his former wife Lady Jane
Meriel Dawnay, née Grosvenor (b 1953), dau of the 5th Duke of Westminster, and Visc Grimston is son and heir of the 7th Earl of Verulam (b 21 Apr 1951), by his wife the former Dione Angela Smith, scion of the Smith LG family (and kin of HM Queen Elizabeth II. &c.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Marquess Townshend's heir to wed

__The engagement was announced 19 Aug 2010 between Thomas Charles Townshend, styled Viscount Raynham (b 2 Nov 1977), son and heir of the 8th Marquess Townshend (b 26 Sep 1945) by his late wife, the former Hermione Ponsnby (see Bessborough E), & Olivia Legge, dau of Mr & Mrs Christopher Legge.


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.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Nick Hurd, MP, to wed Lady Clare Kerr

._The engagement is announced, and the wedding will take place in Aug 2010, at Monteviot, between the Hon Nicholas Richard Hurd, MP (b 1962), son of the Baron Hurd of Westwell, CH, CBE, PC (b 8 Mar 1930), by his 1st wife, the former Tatiana Elizabeth Michelle Eyre, & the Lady Clare Therese Kerr (b 1979), eldest surv dau of the 13th Marquess of Lothian (b 7 Jul 1945), by his wife the former Lady (Theresa) Jane Fitzalan Howard (b 1945), 4th dau of the late 16th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO, GBE, TD, PC (1908-75), by his wife Lavinia, Duchess of Norfolk, LG, &c


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Death of Viscountess Galway, wife of 12th peer

The Viscountess Galway, wife of the 12th holder of the peerage, died 31 May, 2010.

She was Fiona Margaret, the dau of Capt Percival Walter de Putron TAYLOR of Sooke, BC, Canada and married the present (12th) Viscount GALWAY in 1944. They had issue including and only son who is ha to the title.


Addleton/Campbell-Preston engagement

___The engagement was announced 15 June 2010, between Justin C.Addleton, son of Mr Michael Addleton and Mrs Sandy Bourne, of Salisbury & Emma C. Campbell-Preston, scion of that landed gentry family, dau of Mr & Mrs Robert Campbell-Preston, of Taynuilt, Argyll.


de Nicola/Buchanan-Jardine engagement

_The engagement was announced 15 June, 2010, between Fabio de Nicola,
son of Mr & Mrs Paolo de Nicola,of Milan, & Tessa Mary Buchanan-
Jardine (b 1979), scion of the Buchanan-Jardine Baronets (cr UK 1885),
dau of John Christopher Rupert Buchanan-Jardine (b 20 Mar 1952), of
Castlemilk, Dumfriesshire, by his wife the former Pandora Lavina
Murray Lee, yr dau of Peter Murray Lee.

Tessa's father is heir to her grandfather's baronetcy.


Death of Sir Benedict Hoskyns, Bt

The demise of Sir Benedict Hoskyns Bt, was reported in the Guardian, June 14 2010. No date of death was given.

Death of Sir Benedict Hoskyns, Bt

The demise of Sir Benedict Hoskyns Bt, was reported in the Guardian, June 14 2010. No date of death was given.

Isabella Rose Brennan

_Rebecca Brennan (nee Usher-Smith) wife of the Hon Daniel Brennan,
eldest son of Lord Brennan, QC, and Lady Brennan, of Bibury,
Gloucestershire, gave birth to a dau, Isabella Rose, 10 June 2010.
Rebecca is a dau of Mr and Mrs Stephen Usher-Smith, of Bath.


Death of the Hon Mrs Julian Berry

_The Hon Mrs Julian Berry, who died 13 June, 2010, was the widow of
Col the Hon Julian Berry, OBE, JP,DL (1920-88), a scion of the
Viscounts Camrose (Peerage UK 1941).

She was (Janet Frances) Denise Rowan-Thomson, elder dau of Maj (John)
Leslie Rowan-Thomson, of Sayers, Great Somerford, Wilts, and married
Julian Berry, youngest son of the 1st Viscount Camrose, in 1946. He
died in 1988. She elaves issue, a son, Simon Ewert Berry (b 1955), and
a dau, Caroline (b 1948), wife of James Wagg (descended from the
Horlick Baronets).

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Mary's, Herriard, 15 July


George Arthur Wingfield-Stratford-Johnstone

Elizabeth Wingfield-Stratford-Johnstone, wife of Dickon Wingfield-
Stratford-Johnstone (b 1978), gave birth to a son, George Arthur, 27
May, 2010,a brother for Alfred Crocker, who was b 23 January, 2008.

Dickon is the 2nd son of Esme Edward Melville Wingfield-Stratford-
Johnstone (b 1950), by his wife the the former
Sara Birch Reynardson, scion of that LG family. Dickon's paternal
grandfather, Lt-Col Norman David Melville Johnstone, MBE, late the
Grenadier Guards, married in 1950, as her 2nd husband (her 1st was
Maj. Richard Wrottesley afterwards the 5th Baron Wrottesley), Roshnara
Barbara Wingfield-Stratford (b 1916), scion of the Viscounts
Powerscourt, dau of Esme Cecil Wingfield-Stratford (1882-1971).


Death of the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon

The 15th Duke of Hamilton & 12th Duke of Brandon died on June 5, 2010. He was 71.

The duke was Premier Peer of Scotland & Hereditary Keeper of the Palace of Holyrood House. He bore the Crown of Scotland before the Queen at the opening of the first Scottish Parliament in 1999.

Angus Alan Douglas Douglas-Hamilton was born September 13, 1938, eldest son of the 14th duke by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Ivy Percy, daughter of the 8th Duke of Northumberland, of Alnwick Castle.

The Old Etonian duke served as Flight Lt (RAF), and was buried in his uniform; he was a test pilot with Scottish Aviation, and member of The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers).

He married firstly in 1972 (div 1987) Sarah Jane (died 1994), dau of Sir Walter Scott, 4th Baronet; married secondly, 1988, Jillian (nee Robertson), former wife of (i) Martin Page and (ii) Edward Hulton, son of Sir Edward Hulton; and married thirdly, 1998, Kay Carmichael, who survives him, together with his children from his 1st marriage. His elder son, Alexander Douglas, Marquess of Douglas & Clydesdale, who was born March 31, 1978, now succeeds to his father's honours.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Birth of a daughter for the Earl and Countess of Ulster

_The Countess of Ulster (nee Claire Alexandra Booth), wife of Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor, styled Earl of Ulster (b 1974), son and heir of HRH The Duke of Gloucester by his wife the former Birgitte Eva van Deurs, gave birth to a daughter, the Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor, 20 May, 2010, a sister of Xan, styled Baron Culloden.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Duckworth-Chad cousin for Princes William & Harry

____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.


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. -=-

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.


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.


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.


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.


Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Lady Mary Douglas-Home to marry Christopher Clothier

The engagement wasannounced 6 January, 2010, between Christopger Gurth Clothier, only son of Mr John Clothier and Ms Jane Kimber, of Littlecourt, West Bagborough, Taunton, Somerset, and the Lady Mary Elizabeth Douglas-Home, younger dau of the 15th Earl of Home and the Countess of Home, of The Hirsel, Coldstream, Berwickshire, and
granddaughter paternally of Sir Alec Douglas-Home (aka Baron Home of the Hirsel), Prime Minister, 1963-4, &c.


Lord Sanisnbury of Turville's daughter to wed

The engagement was announced 6 January 2010, between Tim Price, son of
Richard Price, QC, of Gray's Inn, London, & Caroline Ball, of Farnham
Common, Buckinghamshire, & the Hon Lucy A. Sainsbury, middle daughter
of the Baron and Baroness Sainsbury of Turville.


Monday, January 04, 2010

Death of the 5th Earl of Gainsborough

Anthony Gerard Edward [Noel], 5th Earl of Gainsborough, born 24 Oct 1923; died 29 Dec 2009. Married 23 Jul 1947 Mary Stourton, scion of the Barons Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton; 1st dau. of Maj Hon John Joseph Stourton, of Miniature Hall, Wadhurst, co. Sussex (by his first wife Kathleen Alice Gunther, 1st dau. of Robert Louis George Gunther, of Park Wood, Englefield Green, co. Surrey), 2nd son of Charles Botolph Joseph [Stourton], 24th Baron Mowbray, and had issue:-
1.Hon Anthony Baptist Noel, styled Viscount Campden, of 105 Earls Court Road, London (b. 17 Jan 1950), mar. 23 May 1972 Sarah Rose Winnington LVO DL, Lady-in-Waiting to Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 29 Apr 1951), sister of Sir Anthony Edward Winnington, 7th Bt., and 1st surv. dau. of Col Thomas Foley Churchill Winnington MBE (by his wife
Lady Betty Marjorie Anson, 1st dau. by his first wife of Thomas Edward [Anson], 4th Earl of Lichfield), 2nd son of Francis Salway Winnington (by his wife Blanche Emma Casberd-Boteler, dau. of Cdr William John Casberd-Boteler RN, of Eastry, co. Kent), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir Francis Salway Winnington, 5th Bt., by his wife Jane Spencer- Churchill, 1st dau. of Lt Col Lord Alfred Spencer-Churchill MP (by his
wife Hon Harriet Louisa Hester Gough, 3rd dau. of Frederick [Gough- Calthorpe later Gough], 4th Baron Calthorpe), 2nd son by his first wife of George [Spencer later Spencer-Churchill], 6th Duke of Marlborough, and has issue:

1a.Hon Henry (Harry) Robert Anthony Noel (b. 1 Jul 1977), mar. Zara
van Cutsem (b. 1978), dau. of Geoffrey Neil van Cutsem by his wife
Sally McCorquodale, and has issue:

1b.Edward Noel (b. 30 Apr 2007)

2.Hon Gerard Edward Joseph Noel, of 29 Ingersol Road, London W12 (b.
23 Jan 1955), mar. 1985 Charlotte Dugdale (b. 15 May 1955), 2nd dau.
of Sir William Stratford Dugdale, 2nd Bt., by his first wife Lady
Belinda Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd dau. of William [Pleydell-Bouverie],
7th Earl of Radnor, and has issue

3.Hon Thomas Noel, of 24 Lennox Gardens, London SW1 (b. 9 Mar 1958)

4.Hon Edward Andrew Noel (b. 22 Oct 1960), mar. (1) 1990 (div. 1994)
Lavinia Jane Bingham, only dau. of Cdr George Edward Bingham RN, of
Grenville House, Droxford, co. Hampshire, and mar. (2)
19.... ..........

1.Lady Juliana Mary Alice Noel (b. 27 Jan 1949), mar. 29 Jan 1970
(div. 1994) as his first wife Edward Peter Bertram Savile [Foljambe],
5th Earl of Liverpool, and has issue

2.Lady Maria Noel (b. 3 Feb 1951), mar. 17 Apr 1971 Robert Pridden,
son of John Robert Pridden, of Fort Henry House, Exton, co. Leicester,
son of John Robert Pridden, of Bridge Way, Ickenham, co. Middlesex,
and has issue

3.Lady Janet Noel (b. and dvp. 23 Jan 1953)

4.Lady Celestria Magdalen Mary Noel (b. 27 Jan 1954), mar. 1 Mar 1990
Timothy Manville Hales, of Marsh Hall, Orleton, Ludlow, son of S W M
Hales MC, and has issue

Lord Gainsborough was Chairman, Oakham Rural District Council 1952-67;
President, Rural District Council's Association 1965; Master of the
Worshipful Company of Gardeners 1967; President, British Association
Order of Malta 1968-74; Bailiff Grand Cross Order of Malta; Chairman,
Rutland County Council 1970-73; KStJ 1970

Mary Joanna Rosalind Stourton

Susanna R Stourton (b 1977, nee Hanbury), wife of Thomas Michael John Stourton (b. 1965), scion of the Barons Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton, gave birth to a dau, Mary Joanna Rosalind, 27 Dec, 2009, a sister for Flora and Marina.

Thomas Stourton is a son of the late Maj Michael Godwin Plantagenet Stourton (of the Barons Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton), by his wife Lady Joanna Lambart, dau of Field Marshal the 10th Earl of Cavan, & Susanna is a daughter of Evan Robert (Joss) Hanbury (b. 1951), of that landed family (descended from the Birkin Baronets), by
his former wife, the former Rosalind Jeannette Pease b. 1954 (now Mrs Rodney Portman), dau of Derrick Allix Pease (of the Pease Baronets) by his wife, the Hon Rosemary Portman, dau of the 5th Viscount Portman.


Capel Cure/Craigie engagement

_. The engagement was announced 2 January, 2010, between Edward Capel
Cure, scion of that LG family of Blake Hall, Ongar, youngest son of
the late George Ronald Capel-Cure, of Blake Hall, Ongar, Essex, who
died 28 Oct, 2006, aged 70, by his 1st wife, Caroline (d. 1986),
daughter of Giles Yarnton Mills, & Charlotte Craigie, only daughter of
Mr and Mrs Ian Craigie, of Killarden, Dunboyne, Co Meath.

Edward's grandfather was (George) Nigel Capel Cure, TD, JP, DL, (b. 28
Sept, 1908; died 8 August, 2004) ( descended from Thomas Cure, of
Southwark, Surrey, saddler to King Edward VI, Queen Mary I, and Queen
Elizabeth I, who was granted arms in 1588), by his wife Nancy
Elizabeth Barry (1910-2006), scion of the Barry Baronets (cr. 1899).


Friday, January 01, 2010

Twin grandsons for the Duchess of Cornwall

Laura Rose Lopes (nee Parker Bowles b 1978), scion of the Earls of Macclesfield & wife of Harry Marcus George Lopes (b. 1977), scion of the Barons Roborough, gave birth to twin sons, Louis & Gus, born in London, 31 Dec, 2009.

Harry Lopes is the only son of the Hon. George Edward Lopes (b. 1945), of Yealmpton, Plymouth, Devon, by his wife, the former Hon. Sarah Violet Astor (b. 1953), & Laura is the only daughter of Brigadier Andrew Henry Parker Bowles, OBE (b. 1939), and of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall.

Harry Lopes is a grandson paternally of the 2nd Baron Roborough (1903-92), and a grandson maternally of the 2nd Baron Astor of Hever (1918-84), by his wife Lady Irene Haig, daughter of Field Marshal the 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE (1861-1928), &c.