Tuesday, May 31, 2011

James John Malise Hore-Ruthven (1935-2011)

__.James John Malise Hore-Ruthven, scion of the Scots Lordship of Ruthven of Freeland (cr 1651), died 24 May, 2011, at Barnstaple. He was 75.

12th Baron Middleton, MC, DL (1921-2011)

_.The 12th Baron Middleton, MC, DL, North Yorkshire landowner, died 27 May, 2011. He was 90.

Digby Godfrey Michael John Willoughby was born 1 May, 1921, son of the 11th peer, by his wife the former Angela Florence Alfreda Hall; succeeded to the barony (cr GB 1711/12) and baronetcy (cr 1677), on the demise of his father, 16 Nov 1970. He married, 14 Oct 1947, Janet Marshall-Cornwall, only surv. dau. of Gen Sir James Handyside Marshall-Cornwall KCB CBE DSO MC, of Cadogan Place, London, by his wife Marjorie Caralie Owen, 2nd dau. of William Scott Owen OBE, of Cefngwifed, Newtown, co. Montgomery, &c; by whom he had issue.

The peerage devolves upon his Lordship's son, the Hon Michael Charles James Willoughby, born 14 Jul 1948.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Billy More Nisbett weds Charlotte Davison

___.The marriage took place, 28 May 2011, between William D.H. (Billy) More Nisbett, scion of that LG family, and descended from the Earls of Stair, son of George Alan More Nisbett, of The Drum, Edinburgh, by his wife the former Patrea MacDonald, & Charlotte F.D. Davison, daughter of the late Mr David Davison and of Mrs Davison, of North Canterbury, New Zealand. Billy's great-great-grandmother was Lady Agnes Dalrymple, dau of the 9th Earl of Stair.


Marriage of Duke of Buccleuch's daughter

_.The marriage took place 28 May, 2011, at Holy Trinity Church, Melrose, between Rupert T. Trotter, scion of that landed family, youngest son of Maj and Mrs Alexander Trotter, of Charterhall, Duns, and the Lady Louisa Jane Therese Montagu Douglas Scott (b 1982), eldest daughter of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry (b 14 Feb 1954), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Frances Marian Kerr, sister of the Marquess of Lothian, &c.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Iona Victoria Tara Gilroy

__Georgina Victoria Gilroy (nee Orr-Ewing, b 1974), wife of Caspar A.E.P. Gilroy, gave birth to a daughter, Iona Victoria Tara, 23 May, 2011, a sister for Orlando. Caspar is the son of Mr Desmond Gilroy and Mrs Tara Williams, of London, and Georgina is the daughter of the Hon Sir (Alistair) Simon Orr-Ewing, 2nd Baronet (b. 10 June, 1940) and Lady Orr-Ewing, of Fifield, Oxfordshire.


Viscount Allendale's heir weds

_.The marriage took place 6 May, 2011, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm St, between the Hon Wenworth Ambrose Ismay BEAUMONT (b 1979) the only son and heir apparent of (4th) Viscount ALLENDALE (b 1948) by his wife the former Theresa (Tessa) Mary Magdalene More O'Ferrall (b 1950), & Vanessa Webb, daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Webb, of Kensington, London. Viscountess Allendale is a dau of Francis Ambrose MORE O'FERRALL, scion of that Irish gentry family, and Angela Mary (b 1925)
dau of Sir Anthony Henry Mather MATHER-JACKSON 6th Bt (1899-1983) and Evelyn Mary (dau of Lt-Col Sir Henry Kenyon STEPHENSON 1st Bt).


Sir Edmund George Felix Paston-Bedingfield, 9th Baronet (1915-2011)

_.Sir Edmund George Felix Paston-Bedingfield, 9th Baronet, died at Bury St Edunds, 24 May, 2011. He was 95. Born 2 Jun 1915, succeeded his father, Sir Henry, in 1941. He was four times wed, and is succeeded in the baronetcy (cr E, 1661), by the son of his first union, Henry, born 7 Dec, 1943.


Norah, Lady Tennyson-d'Eyncourt dies

__The death has been reported of Norah, Lady Tennyson-d'Eyncourt, third wife & widow of Sir Jeremy Tennyson-d'Eyncourt, 3rd Baronet. She was Norah Gill, daughter of Thomas Gill, of Sheffield, and married Sir Jeremy in 1977. She was widowed in 1988.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Phyllida Rosemary Gordon-Duff-Pennington (1929-2011)

_.Phyllida Rosemary Gordon-Duff-Pennington, chatelaine of Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria, died at her home, 10 May, 2011. She was born in 1929, a scion of the Ramsden Baronets (cr 1689), daughter of Sir (Geoffrey) William Pennington-Ramsden, 7th Baronet, by his wife the former Veronica Prudence Betty Morley; married 1955, Patrick Thomas Gordon-Duff, scion of that landed family (who assumed the additional surname of Pennington, 1955), by whom she had issue.


Earl & Countess of Lichfield: a son and heir

_The Countess of Lichfield, wife of the Queen's cousin the 6th Earl of Lichfield (b 19 Jul 1978), gave birth to a son, Thomas Ossian Patrick Wolfe Anson, styled Viscount Anson, 20 May, 2011. Lord Lichfield, son of the photographer 5th Earl, married in 2009, Lady Henrietta Conyngham (b 1976), daughter of the 8th Marquess Conyngham and the Marchioness Conyngham, &c.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sir Roger Parker (1923-2011)

_.Sir Roger Jocelyn Parker, who died 21 May, 2011, aged 88, was a Lord Justice of Appeal from 1983 to 1992 and Chairman of the Bar in the early 1970s. His mother was a Kleinwort, of the baronets of that name, &c.


Arabella Iona Rose Acland

-_.Susannah K.J. Acland (née Bell) wife of Alexander John Dyke Acland (b. 29 May, 1973), scion of the Acland Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Arabella Iona Rose, 10 May, 2011, a sister for Olivia Charlotte Iris, who was b 22 July, 2009. Alexander is the son and heir of Sir (Christopher) Guy (Dyke) Acland, 6th Baronet (b. 1946), and Lady Acland, of Totland, Isle of Wight, & Susannah is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles Bell, of Evanton, Ross-shire.


Flora Jane Hebe Watt

Sophie Daphne Watt (b 1980, nee Heber Percy), wife of Henry H.W. Watt, gave birth to a dau, Flora Jane Hebe, 19 May 2011. Henry is the elder son of Mr and Mrs Charles Watt, of Upper Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk, and Sophie, a scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, youngest daughter of Algernon Eustace Heber Percy (b 1944), of Hodnet Hall, Shropshire, by his wife the former Hon Margaret Jane Lever (b 1947), dau of the 3rd (and last) Viscount Leverhulme, KG (b 1 July 1915; d 4 Jul 2000).


Death of Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson, KCVO

__Sir Blair Aubyn Stewart-Wilson, KCVO, courtier, Deputy Master of the Royal Household, 1976-94, died 24 May, 2011. He was 81.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Death of Simon Anthony Helyar Heneage

___Simon Anthony Helyar Heneage, who died 14 May, 2011, aged 80, married 1955, Elizabeth Mary Wardlaw Ramsay (b 1934) a lady in remainder to the Lordship of Saltoun (Scotland 1445), & descended from the Hogg Barons Magheramorne, &c. He leaves issue.


Death of Sir Kenelm Guinness, Bt

__.Sir Kenelm Ernest Lee (Tim) Guinness, 4th Baronet, died suddenly at Rich Neck, Maine, USA, aged 82. He was born 13 Dec, 1928, son of Kenelm Edward Lee Guinness, MBE, and succeeded to the baronetcy (cr UK, 1867) on the demise of his uncle, 1954. Married 1961, Mrs Jane Nevin Dickson, by whom he had issue. The baronetcy devolves upon his elder son, Kenelm Edward Lee Guinness, born 30 Jan, 1962.


Baroness Moore of Wolvercote dies at 86

_Baroness Moore of Wolvercote, who died 16 May, 2011, aged 86, was the widow of Philip Moore, Baron Moore of Wolvercote, private secretary to HM The Queen from 1977 to 1986. She was also sometime the mother-in-law of rock star Peter Gabriel. Funeral Service at Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace 27th May at 11 a.m. Enquiries to Fredk W. Paine, 71 Walton Road, East Molesey 0208 979 5343.

Lowther/Henshaw marriage

Viscount Ullswater's son, the Hon Edward Lowther, has married Katherine Henshaw.
The nuptials took place in London on 7 May, 2011.


Guinness/Pownall engagement

___The engagement was announced 20 May, 2011, between Rory Guinness, scion of the Barons Moyne, son of the Hon Finn and Mrs Guinness, of Chute, Wilts, & Georgina E.S. Pownall, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Pownall, of Great Durnford, Wilts.

Biddulph/Day engagement

_The engagement was announced in May 2011 between Dr James Jasper (Jamie) Biddulph, b 1977, scion of the Barons Biddulph, son of Mr and Mrs Jasper Biddulph, of Tarlton, Glos, and Dr Alexandra J. Day, daughter of Mr and Mrs Julian Day, of Sutton Coldfield.

Martin Patrick Hotham (1941-2011)

_Martin Patrick Hotham, who died 12 May, 2011, was a scion of the Barons Hotham (cr Ire, 1797). Much loved husband of Janet and of the late Erica (nee Strang) and beloved father to Sophia (b 1967), Charles (b 1969), Amelia (b 1971) and the late Henry (1974-86) and grandfather of Flavia and Alice. Born in 1941, son of Lt-Cdr the Hon John Hotham (1911-62) (brother of the 7th [peer).

Funeral Service at St Mary's Church, Woodbridge 11 a.m. on Monday 23rd May, 2011.


Memorial service for Sir Edward Warner, Bt

Sir Edward Courtenay Henry Warner, 3rd Baronet. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Sir Henry Warner will be held at St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 8SH on Thursday 30th June 2011 at 3pm.

Hon Simon Warrender (1922-2011)

The Hon Simon George Warrender, DSC, scion of the Barons Bruntisfield, died 8 May 2011, aged 88, in Melbourne, Australia. Husband of Pamela and father of Edwina, Alicia and Simon; grandfather to Paul, and much loved by Nannie Warrender.

Memorial Service at St John’s Church, Toorak, Melbourne at 2pm on Friday 20th May 2011.


3rd Baron Morris (1937-2011)

Michael David Morris, 3rd Baron Morris, died 5th May, 2011.

Death of the Earl of Onslow

Michael William Coplestone Dillon Onslow, 7th Earl of Onslow, a hereditary peer with a seat in the Upper House, died Saturday 14 May, 2011. He last addressed their Lordship's House at the end of March.


Jemima Fitzgeorge-Balfour

_. Another birth on the outer limits of the Royal Family. George Augustus Fitzgeorge-Balfour (b 1979), descended from the Dukes of Cambridge, and his wife Tania (nee Smith) have been presented with a daughter, Jemima, 17 Apr, 2011.


Rhodes/Elson marriage

_.The marriage took place at Harrogate, North Yorkshire, 14 May, 2011, between Samuel Lawrence Dixon, elder son of Mr & Mrs Michael Rhodes, of Harrogate, and Sarah Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr David Elson, of Harrogate, and Mrs Nigel Law, of Burn Bridge, North Yorkshire.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Death of Hon Jasper Guinness at 57

The Hon Jasper Guinness, son and heir of brewery scion the 3rd Baron Moyne, has died from lung cancer at the age of 57.

Earl of Halifax's daughter to wed

The engagement has been announced between Henry Morton Jack, third son of His Honour
David and Mrs Morton Jack, and the Lady Joanna Wood, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Halifax by his wife the former Camilla Younger.


Claypole/Wyndham betrothal

The engagement was recently announced between Jonty Claypole, son of Stephen Claypole, of London and Anne Woodham, of Sydney, and the Hon Constance Wyndham, daughter of Lord and Lady Egremont, of Petworth House, W.Sussex.


Death of Lady Kennard

Lady Kennard, one of the Queen's closest friends, and mother of the Duchess of Westminster, died 28 April, 2011.

Lady Kennard was born Georgina Wernher in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 17 October 1919 to Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, 3rd Bt., and Countess Anastasia de Torby. On 10 October 1944, she married Lt.-Col. Harold Phillips (1909–1980). They had five children:

Alexandra Anastasia Phillips Duchess of Abercorn (born 27 February 1946)
Nicholas Harold Phillips (23 August 1947–1 March 1991)
Fiona Mercedes Phillips (born 30 March 1951)
Marita Georgina Phillips (born 28 May 1954)
Natalia Ayesha Phillips Duchess of Westminster (born 8 May 1959)

Lady Kennard's first husband, Harold Phillips, died in 1980. She married 2ndly in 1992 to Sir George Arnold Ford Kennard, 3rd Bt. (1915–


Viscountess Watkinson dies

The Viscountess Watkinson died 22 April 2011, at Nyton House Care Home, aged 96. Widow of the 1st & last Visccount Watkinson. She was ther former Vera (Peggy) Langmead, dau of John Langmead, and married the then Harold Watkinson in 1939. mShe is survived by 2 daughters.


Leschallas/Quarles van Ufford betrothal

.—The engagement was announced 4 May, 2011, between Andrew J.P. Leschallas (b 1970), son of James Leschallas (b 1943), of Cranmore, Somerset, by his wife the former Rosemary Elizabeth Elphinstone (b 1947), a cousin of HM The Queen, & Jonkvrouwe Adrienne (Kiki) Quarles van Ufford, daughter of the late Jonkheer Alexander Quarles van Ufford, MVO, and Baroness Antoinette van Lynden, of De Poll, the Netherlands.


Sunday, May 08, 2011

Duke of Hamilton weds

_The marriage took place on 7 May, 2011, at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, of Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton (b 31 Mar 1978), elder son of Angus Alan Douglas [Douglas-Hamilton], 15th Duke of Hamilton (b 13 September 1938, d 5 Jun 2010), by his late former wife Sarah Jane Scott (b. 28 Oct 1945; d. 17 Feb 1994), & Miss Sophie Ann Rutherford (b 1976), dau of Mr Hubert Rutherford, of Roxburghshire and Mrs Isabel Rutherford, of Edinburgh.