Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hon William Hay

Clare C. Hay, styled Viscountess Dupplin, wife of Charles William
Harley Hay, M.A., styled Viscount Dupplin, (b. 20 December, 1962),
gave birth to a 1st son, William Hay, born 24 June, 2011, a brother
for the Hon Alice Hay, the Hon Catriona, & the Hon Auriol Hay.

Visc Dupplin is the only son and heir of the 15th Earl of Kinnoull,
and the former Gay Ann Lowson, and the Viscountess is the daughter of
His Honour William Hamilton Raymund Crawford, Q.C., (His Honour Judge
Crawford, a Circuit Judge since 1986), and Mrs William Crawford, (nee
Marilyn Jean Colville), of Dalgonar, Dumfriesshire. Lord Dupplin is a
barrister; director of Hiscox Underwriting, Ltd, since 1995; was
Associate, Credit Suisse First Boston Ltd, 1985-88; Underwriter,
Roberts & Hiscox, then Hiscox Syndicates Ltd, 1990-95. Lieutenant,
Atholl Highlanders, since 1993; Chairman of the Royal Caledonian Ball,
since 1996.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Maj. William Napier Seymour (1914-2011)

_.Maj. William Napier Seymour, Scots Guards, who died 22 June 2011, aged 96, was a scion of the Marquesses of Hertford; b 1914, son of Lt-Col Charles Hugh Napier Seymour, DSO (1874-1933), by his wife the former Mary Adelaide Philips (d 1977) descended from the Earls of Courtown; married 1945, Rachel Mary Hambro, scion of that landed family, dau of Capt Angus Valdemar Hambro, by whom he had issue.


+ Venetia, Viscountess of Oxfuird

_.Venetia, Viscountess of Oxfuird, who died 20 June, 2011, aged 69, was the 2nd wife and widow of George Hubbard [Makgill], 13th Viscount of Oxfuird, CBE (1934-2003),
Deputy Speaker, House of Lords 1990-2003. She was Venetia Cunitia Mary Steward, only dau. of Maj Charles Anthony Steward, of The Platt, Crondall, co. Surrey, and married Lord Oxfuird in 1980. He died 3 Jan, 2003.


Skeffington/Crouch betrothal

_.The engagement was announced 23 June 2011, between the Hon Henry William Norman Foster Clotworthy Skeffington (b 1980), younger son of the 14th Viscount Massereene and Ferrard, of London, by his wife the former Anne) Denise Rowlandson, 1st dau. of Norman Rowlandson, of Kingston Hill, co. Surrey; & and Sophie C. Crouch, only daughter of the late Mr Michael C.H. Crouch and of Mrs Crouch, of Wretton, Norfolk.


Cecily Beatrix Vernon-Harcourt

Jessica Vernon-Harcourt (née Faber) wife of the Hon. Simon Anthony Vernon-Harcourt (b 1969) eldest son and heir of the 11th Baron Vernon and Baroness Vernon gave birth to a 2nd daughter, Cecily Beatrix, 3 June, 2011, a sister for Rose Isabella, who was b 3 May 2007.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Daniel Craig marries Rachel Weisz

 The marriage took place 22 June, 2011, in New York, United States, between the actor Daniel Wroughton Craig [born 2 March, 1968], son of Timothy John Wroughton Craig [1943-2010], and his wife the former Carol Olivia Williams, & Rachel Hannah Weisz [born 7 March, 1970], daughter of George Weisz [1929-2020], and his wife the former Edith Ruth Teich [1932-2016].

Daniel Craig is descended from the Burnaby baronets:-

Vice-Admiral Sir William Burnaby, 1st Baronet > Georgiana Burnaby > Henry Chamier > Georgiana Chamier > Grace Wroughton > Rosa Smith > Rosalind Maud Jones > Timothy Craig > Daniel Craig, CMG 


Streatfeild/Sutton engagement

_.The engagement was announced 22 June 2011, between James C. Streatfeild, scion of that landed family, son of Mr & Mrs Mark Streatfeild, of Chawleigh, Devon, & Elizabeth K. (Lizzie) Sutton, dau of the late Mr Alan Sutton & Mrs Diana Payne, of Oxshott, Surrey.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oliver Jake Samuel Neame

_.Flora R. Neame (nee Hambro), wife of Henry W.M. Neame, & scion of the Hambro landed family, gave birth to a son, Oliver Jake Samuel, 17 June, 2011. Henry Neame is the son of Mr & Mrs Timothy Neame, of Greywell, Hampshire, & Flora is a daughter of Rupert Nicholas Hambro (b. 27 June 1943), of London SW1, by his wife the former Mary Boyer.


Death of Grand Prior of England, Order of Malta

__H.E. Fra. Frederick John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, Grand Prior of England, Order of Malta, scion of the Marquesses of Bute (cr GB 1796), died 14 June, 2011. He was b 1940, son of Capt Lord Rhidian Crichton-Stuart (1917-69), by his wife the former Selina van Wijk (d 1985); married 1964, Elizabeth Jane Douglas, by whom he had issue.

Funeral at St Mary's RC Cathedral, Edinburgh, 28 June, 2011.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Death of Angus Baillie-Hamilton

_.Angus Baillie-Hamilton, a kinsman of the Earls of Haddington (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1619), died 15 June, 2011.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Earl Spencer weds for third time

_.The marriage took place at Althorp, Northamptonshire, 18 June, 2011, 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, & Mrs Karen Gordon, former wife of film producer Michael Gordon, and dau of __________Villeneuve.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ambrose Congreve, CBE, dies at 104

_Ambrose Congreve, CBE, owner of Mount Congreve, Co Waterford, who was b 1907, son of Maj John Congreve by his wife Lady Helena Ponsonby, dau of the 8th Earl of Bessborough; died 24 May, 2011, aged 104. He married in 1935, Marjorie Glasgow.


Queen's cousin granted permission to wed

From a meeting of the Privy Council held on May 10th 2011:

"I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Cousin
Mark Hubert Lascelles (commonly called the Honourable Mark Hubert
Lascelles and Judith Anne Kilburn, which Consent I am causing to be
signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the
Privy Council."

The Hon Mark Hubert Lascelles is the son of the Earl of Harewood by his 2nd wife, the former Patricia Tuckwell. He married 1stly, in 1992, Andrea Kershaw, and has issue.


Friday, June 17, 2011

+ Margaret Edwina Gore Langton

_.Margaret Edwina Gore Langton, who died 12 Jun, 2011, aged 88, was the widow of Lt-Cdr Alaric Hubert St George Gore Langton, RN (1918-87), scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe (Earl UK 1822). She was the former Margaret Edwina Douglas, dau of Lt-Col Donald McLeod Douglas, MC, of Sanderstead, Surrey, and wed Lt-Cdr Gore Langton in 1946. She leaves issue. The funeral takes place 24 Jun, at St John the Baptist Church, Hatch Beauchamp.


Countess of Normanton dies aged 56

_.The Countess of Normanton, wife of the 6th Earl of Normanton, of Somerley, Hampshire, has died aged 56. The former Rosalind Bernice Nott, she married Shaun James Christian Welbore Ellis Agar,6th Earl of Normanton as his second wife following the peer's divorce from his 1st spouse, the former Victoria Susan Beard.
The funeral is to take place at St Mary & All Saints Church, Ellingham, close to the family stately pile, 24 June.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Isla Baroness Abinger dies at 86

_.Isla Carolyn, Dowager Baroness Abinger, died 12 June, 2011, aged 86. She was the former Isla Carolyn Rivett-Carnac, only dau. of Vice Adm James William Rivett-Carnac CB CBE DSC, of Fornham House, Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk (2nd son of Rev Sir George Clennell Rivett-Carnac, 6th Bt.), by his wife Isla Nesta Blackwood, yst. dau. of Harry Officer Blackwood, of Kincurdy, co. Ross; married 1957, James Richard [Scarlett], 8th Baron Abinger, DL (1914-2002), by whom she had issue, inc the current peer.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence knighted at Windsor

_.Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence was received by The Queen at Windsor Castle, 14 June, 2011, when Her Majesty invested him with the insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.


Witchell/Ramsay betrothal

_.The engagement was announced 15 June, 2011, between Robin H.M. Witchell, elder son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Witchell, of Tetbury, Glos, & Rowena Cecilia Ramsay (b 1983), scion of the Ramsay Baronets (cr 1806), dau of Maj-Gen Charles Alexander Ramsay, of Coldstream, Berwickshire, by his wife the former Hon Mary Margaret Hastings MacAndrew, dau of the 1st Baron MacAndrew, PC, &c.


20th Lord Dunsany (1939-2011)

__.The 20th Baron Dunsany, painter & designer, died 24 May, 2011. He was 71. Edward John Carlos Plunkett was born 10 Sept, 1939, son of the 19th Baron by his 1st spouse, Mrs Vera Bryce (former wife of John Felix Charles Ivar Bryce), yst. dau. of Col Genesio de Sa Sottomaior, of San Paulo, Brazil; succeeded to the peerage (Ireland 1439) on the demise of his father, 6 Feb, 1999; married 1982 Maria Alice Villela de Carvalho, by whom he had issue. The ancient peerage now devolves upon his Lordship's elder son, Randal Plunkett, b 9 Mar, 1983.


Widow of 10th Baron Monson dies at 103

_.Bettie Northrup Powell Phillips, who died at Guernsey, 9 June, 2011, was the widow of the 10th Baron Monson (1907-1958), & of Capt James Phillips. She was b circa 1908 the daughter of Lieut Col E Alexander Powell, of Journey's End, Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA, and married John Rosebery Monson in 1931. He died in 1958 and she married 2ndly,1962, Capt James Phillips. She was predeceased in February 2011 by her elder son, the 11th Baron Monson. Funeral at the Parish Church of St Pierre du Bois, Guernsey, 23 June, 2011.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Death of former Dean of Lincoln

_.Very Rev. The Hon Oliver William Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, Dean of Lincoln 1968-89, died 8 June, 2011, aged 85. He was a scion of the Barons Saye & Sele, and was a younger brother of the 21st Baron. He was born in 1926, and married Juliet Heaton in 1956, and had issue. He was predeceased by Mrs T-W-F. The funeral is to be held at Lincoln Cathedral, 21 June, 2011, at 2pm.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Waley-Cohen/Ballin marriage

_HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was present on Saturday 11 June, 2011, at the marriage of Sam Waley-Cohen (b 15 Apr 1982), scion of the Waley-Cohen Baronets, son of Mr & Mrs Robert Waley-Cohen & Miss Annabel Ballin, daughter of Bertie Ballin and his wife Serena.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pearce/Lascelles marriage

_. The marriage took place 11 June, 2011, of Timothy Pearce [born 1955], and Sophie Amber Lascelles [born 1 October, 1973], scion of the Earls of Harewood, 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].

Sophie 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], and a great-great-granddaughter of HM King George V [1865-1936].

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


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

James Archibald Wolfe Murray (1936-2011)

_.James Archibald Wolfe Murray, who died at the Borders General Hospital, 5 June, 2011, was a scion of the Murray of Blackbarony Baronets (Nova Scotia, 1628), & was sometime son-in-law of the British Prime Minister, Sir Alec Douglas-Home.
He was born in 1936, son of Lt-Col Malcolm Wolfe Murray, by his wife the former Lady Grizel Boyle, dau of the 8th Earl of Glasgow; married (i) 1963 (div 1976), Hon Diana Lucy Douglas-Home, by whom he had issue; married (ii) Amanda Felicity Street, by whom he also had issue, married (iii) ?? Cristina.


Friday, June 03, 2011

Macpherson/Willis marriage

_.The marriage took place, 28 May, 2011, at Westminster Hall, London, between Timothy Macpherson & the Hon Rachel Willis, daughter of Baron & Baroness Willis of Knaresborough.


Freddy James Tempest McConnel (1992-2011)

_.Freddy James Tempest McConnel, who died 28 May, 2011, aged 18, was a son of James McConnel, by his wife the former Annie Tempest (b 1959), scion of that LG family of Broughton Hall, Skipton, North Yorks, and was a grandson maternally of Henry Tempest, Lord of the Manor of Broughton, Burnsall, &c. Freddy was born in Oct 1992.


Ruck Keene/Caldin engagement

_.The engagement was announced 3 June 2011, between Capt Dominic N.J. Ruck Keene, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards, scion of that landed family of Waterstock, formerly of Swyncombe House, yr son of the late Ben Ruck Keene and Mrs Ruck Keene, of Brandsby, North Yorkshire, & Harriet A.J. Caldin, yr day of Mr & Mrs Giles Caldin, of Salford, Oxfordshire.


Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Henrietta Elizabeth Georgina Tennant

_.Zoë L. Tennant (nee Croft), wife of Edward Iain Tennant (b 1983), scion of the Barons Glenconner (Baron UK 1911; Baronet UK 1885), gave birth to a daughter, Henrietta Elizabeth Georgina, 22 March, 2011. Edward is son of Mark Edward Tennant (b 1947), of Innes House, Elgin, Moray, by his wife the former Hermione Howe, and Zoë is the younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Alan Croft, of Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire.