Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Colville/Winkler betrothal

_.The engagement was announced 30 Nov, 2011, between the Hon Edmund Carleton Colville [b 14 Jul 1978] son of the late 4th Viscount Colville of Culross, QC, by his 2nd wife, the former Margaret Birgitta Norton, & Isabelle C. Winkler, dau of Dr & Mrs Joachim Winkler, of Zurich.


Harris/de Chair nuptials

The marriage took place on Nov 16, 2011, in Dorchester, between Major John Harris and Mrs Patricia (Squish) de Chair.

Marquess of Linlithgow's daughter to wed

_.The engagement was announced 30 Nov 2011 between Michael van den Berg, son of Mr and Mrs Barrie van den Berg, of Truro, Cornwall, and the Lady Louisa Vivienne Hope [b 16 Apr 1981] , daughter of the 4th Marquess of Linlithgow, of West Lothian, and of the late Peta, Marchioness of Linlithgow.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Death of Lord Mottistone, CBE, 90

_.The Baron Mottistone, CBE, who died 24 November, 2011, aged 90, was the 4th Baron in the Peerage of the UK [Cr 1933]. David Peter Seely was born 16 Dec 1920, a son of the 1st Baron Mottistone [1868-1947] by his 2nd wife the Hon Evelyn Murray, dau of the 1st Viscount Elibank, and succeeded to the peerage on the demise of his half-brother, 4 Dec, 1966. He married in 1944, Anthea Christine McMullan [d. 22 Nov 2010], by whom he had issue, 2 sons, and three daughters. the peerage now devolves upon His Lordship's elder son, the Hon Peter John Philip Seely, b 29 Oct, 1949.


Death of Sheridan Ulric Thynne, 72, kinsman of the Marquess of Bath

_.Sheridan Ulric Thynne, who died in Egypt, 19 November, 2011, was a scion of the Marquesses of Bath. Mr Thynne was 72. He was born in 1939 a son of Lt-Col Oliver St Maur Thynne [1901-78] by his wife Mary. He married in 1964, Eve Clare Cardew, by whom he had one son and three daughters.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Duff Gordon/Shand engagement

_.The engagement was announced 22 Nov, 2011, between Thomas Francis Cornewall Duff Gordon [b 1979] son of Sir Andrew Cosmo Lewis Duff Gordon, 8th Baronet [b. 17 Oct 1933], by his 2nd wife, Eveline Virginia Soames, & Katharine E.C. Shand, dau of Mr & Mrs Roderick Shand.


India Louisa Carolyn Harding-Newman

_.Georgina S.C. Harding-Newman, wife of Rupert Alexander Harding-Newman (b. 1976), gave birth to a daughter, India Louisa Carolyn, 26 Oct 2011, a sister for Emilia.

Rupert is the son of Major (Rupert) Edward Harding-Newman, late 4th/7th Dragoon Guards, of Arabella, Easter Ross, Scotland, by his wife the former Susan Katharine Maud Carnegie (b. 1946), scion of the Earls of Southesk (now Dukes of Fife), and Georgina is a daughter of the late Lieutenant Colonel Julian Pope and of Mrs Julian Pope, of Upton Grove, Tetbury, Gloucestershire.


Death of Countess of Dudley, former Rank starlet Maureen Swanson

_The Countess of Dudley, wife of William Humble David Ward, 4th Earl of Dudley, has died in her sleep after a long illness. She was the comely Rank starlet Maureen Swanson prior to her aristocratic marriage.

Lady Dudley is survived by the earl, 91, and by a son, Leander, and five daughters, Susanna, Melissa, Victoria, Amelia and Emma.

A Requiem Mass is to take place at Chris Church, Eldon Rd, Kensington W8, November 25, 2011.


Emily McCorquodale, cousin of Royal princes, set to marry

_.The engagement was announced 23 November, 2011, between James T.R. Hutt, son of Mr & Mrs Christopher Hutt, of Fen Ditton, Cambridge, & Emily Jane McCorquodale [b. 2 Jul 1983] descended from the Earls Spencer & a first cousin of Princes William & Harry, dau of Neil Edmund McCorquodale [b 1951] (descended from the Earls of Westmorland), by his wife the former Lady [Elizabeth] Sarah Lavinia Spencer [b 19 Mar 1955], dau of the late 8th Earl Spencer by his first wife the former Hon Frances Roche, scion of the Barons Fermoy, &c.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Askew/Tkachuk betrothal

__.The engagement was announced 22 November, 2011 between Jack Askew [b 1984] eldest son of Mr Henry John Askew [b 1940], of Ladykirk, Berwickshire descended from the Dukes of Sutherland, and Mrs Rosemary Askew, of Chelsea, & Sofie Tkachuk, dau of Mr & Mrs Bordan Tkachuk, of Nettleden, Herts.

Jack's paternal grandmother is the former Lady Susan Egerton, sister of the 6th Duke of Sutherland. It was Jack's younger brother George who was possibly the poshest Big Brother contestant. The lad walked I believe.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Beatrix Grace Heathcoat-Amory

_Annabel Heathcoat-Amory (nee Seaman), wife of John (Jack) Heathcoat-Amory (b 1980), scion of the Heathcoat-Amory Baronets (cr 1874), gave birth to a daughter, Beatrix Grace, 12 November, 2011, a sister for Wilfred Rocky Otto, who was b 23 July, 2010.

Jack H-A is the elder and only surviving son of David Philip Heathcoat-Amory ,MP (b 1945), of Pilton, Somerset, and Mrs Heathcoat-Amory, & Annabel is the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Colin Seaman, of Dartmouth, Devon.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Jesse William 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, Jesse William, 14 Nov, 2011, a brother for Alfie Charles, who was b 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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Birth of Lady Violet Egerton

_.The Marchioness of Stafford (nee Barbara R. Schneider), wife of James Granville Egerton, styled Marquis of Stafford (b. 1975), gave birth to a third daughter, Lady Violet Mary Egerton, 11 November, 2011, a sister for Lady Isabelle Victoria Egerton, b 10 December, 2007, and Lady Louisa Anna Egerton, who was b 7 January, 2010.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Margaret Myfanwy Astor

_.Catrin L. Astor (nee Harrison), wife since 2008 of Tobias M. De C. Astor (b 1980) scion of the Viscounts Astor, gave birth to a daughter, Margaret Myfanwy, 6 Nov, 2011, a sister for Violet Gwyneth, who was b 31 December, 2009. Tobias is a son of James Colonsay Langhorne Astor (b 1945) and Mrs Astor , of Notting Hill, London, and Catrin is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Stephen W. Harrison, of the Mayals, Swansea.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cummings/Wakefield engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between Dominic McKenzie Cummings [born 25 Nov, 1971], son of Robert A. Cummings, of North Lodge, Durham, by his wife the former Morag Laws [b 1949], and Mary Elizabeth Lalage Wakefield [born 1975], daughter of Sir Edward Humphry Tyrrell Wakefield, 2nd Baronet [born 11 July, 1936], of Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, by his 3rd wife the Hon Katherine Mary Alice Baring [born 30 March, 1936], daughter of the 1st Baron Howick of Glendale [1903-73].