Saturday, December 31, 2011

Otis Shard [born 2011]

_. Lady Emily Tsering Shard [nee Lascelles, born 23 Nov, 1975], wife of Matthew Shard, and scion of the Earls of Harewood, gave birth to a son, Otis, in 2011, a brother for twins,  Isaac and Ida, born in 2009.

Lady Emily is the eldest child & only dau of David Henry George Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood (b Oct 1950), by his first wife the former Margaret Rosalind Messenger (b 1948), and a granddaughter of the 7th Earl of Harewood, KBE (b 7 Feb, 1923), a first cousin of HM The Queen.

Lady Emily Shard, born before the marriage of her parents, and legitimated upon their marriage, is, however, not in the line of succession to the Throne.


Lee/Norman betrothal

__The engagement was announced 31 Dec, 2011, between Mr Kalman Lee, son of Mr & Mrs Sim Lee, of Christchurch, New Zealand, and Davina Penelope Norman [b 1981], dau of David Mark Norman, scion of that landed family, by his wife the former Diana Anne Sheffield [b 1942], scion of the Sheffield Baronets [cr GB, 1755], &c.


Archie Charles George Geddes

_.Alice A. Geddes (née Alexander) wife of the Hon. James George Neil Geddes (b. 10 September, 1969), gave birth to a 3rd son, Archie Charles George, 20 Dec, 2011, a brother for Angus Ross Alexander, who was b 22 November, 2005, and for Lachlan Robert Campbell, who was b 23 January, 2008. James Geddes is the son and heir of the 3rd Baron Geddes and the late Baroness Geddes, of Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, & Alice is the youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Robert Alexander, of Burghclere, Hampshire.


Astor/Picardie engagement

_.The engagement was announced 31 Dec, 2011, between the Hon Philip Douglas Paul Astor [b. 1959], yr son of the late 2nd Baron Astor of Hever [1918-84], by his wife the former Lady Irene Violet Freesia Janet Augusta Haig, & Justine H. Picardie, dau of Mr Michael Picardie and Mrs Hilary Britten.


Cummings/Wakefield marriage

. The marriage took place in Dec 2011, 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].


Friday, December 30, 2011

Thomas More Eyston [1931-2011]

_.Thomas More Eyston, who died 26 December, 2011, was a grandson maternally of the 6th Earl of Mexborough. He was b 24 Dec 1931, son of Capt Thomas More Eyston [1902-40] by his wife the former Lady Agnes Savile.


Albert Louis Alexander von Westenholz

Mellissa (Milly) von Westenholz (nee Sanders), wife of Mark Henry Cosimo von Westenholz (b. 1973), gave birth to a son, Albert Louis Alexander, 21 Dec, 2011, a brother for Otto Charles Michael, who was b 19 September, 2006, and for Ferdinand Rupert Henry, 7 July 2008.

Mark is the second son of the late Mr Charles von Westenholz, of Widford, Hertfordshire, by his wife, the former Lady Mary Marianella Anne Kerr (b. 1944), and Melissa is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Sanders, of Chawton, Hampshire.

Mark von Westenholz is a maternal grandson of the late 12th Marquess of Lothian, KCVO (1922-2004).


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sir Philip Digby Pauncefort-Duncombe, 4th Baronet (1927-2011)

_Sir Philip Digby Pauncefort-Duncombe, 4th Baronet, born 18 May, 1927, died 22 December, 2011. He succeeded to the baronetcy [cr UK 1859] on the demise of his father, Maj Sir Everard Philip Digby Pauncefort-Duncombe, DSO, in 1971. Married 1951, Rachel Moyra, dau of Maj Henry Aylmer, scion of the Barons Aylmer. He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his son, David Philip Henry, b 21 May, 1956.


Countess of Shannon (c1930-2011)

From the Telegraph of 22 December 2011:

Susan, Countess of, aged 81 years, died on 15th December peacefully after a long illness. Mother of Harry, Gigi and Caroline and grandmother of Oliver and Max. Will be much missed by family and friends..—A Thanksgiving Service will be held at St. Mary's Church, Goudhurst, Kent on 12th January 2012 at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only
please. Donations if wished payable to either Hospice in the Weald or Drs Watson and Llewellyn Surgery Patient Fund c/o J Perigoe & Son, Bank Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3EF.

She was the dau of John P Russell HOGG (collateral of the marquesses of LOTHIAN). She m 1957 as his 2nd w (div 1979) the 9th & present Earl of SHANNON (b 1924). Their only son, Viscount Boyle (b 1960) is the unmarried heir apparent to the earldom. They also had two daus as above.


Randle Richard Feilden [1923-2011]

__.Randle Richard Feilden, who died 21 December, 2011, aged 88, was a scion of the Feilden Baronets [cr UK 1846]. He was b 12 January, 1923, son of Col. Wemyss Feilden [1870-1943], by his wife the former Winifred Cosens [d 1980]. Mr Feilden was a yr brother of Sir Henry Wemyss Feilden, 6th Baronet [1916-2010] &c.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Eleanor Retallack [1931-2011]

_.Eleanor Retallack [nee Bailie] scion of that landed family, died 23rd Oct, 2011, aged 80. She was b 28 Sept, 1931, dau of Maj Charles William Hugh Bailie, of Manderstons, Duns, Berwickshire, and married c1950, Timothy Retallack. A sister, Lorna, married 1950, the Hon Gordon William Nottage Palmer, scion of the Barons Palmer, &c. Mrs Retallack leaves 3 daughters.


Marsham/Phillips engagement

_.The engagement was announced 27 Dec 2011, between Major The Viscount Marsham [b 18 Apr 1977] elder son and heir of the 8th Earl of Romney [b 28 Mar 1948], of Gayton, Norfolk, by his wife the former Catriona Anne Stewart, & Katherine F. Phillips, dau of Mr & Mrs Timothy Phillips, of Winchester, Hampshire.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Death of Mary Baroness Daresbury

Mary Baroness Daresbury, who died in Jersey, 17 Dec, 2011, was the 2nd wife, and widow of the 3rd Baron Daresbury [1928-96]. She was the former Mary [Molly] Parkinson and married the peer in 1986. He died 9 Sept, 1996.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Monier-Williams/Dodgson engagement

__.The engagement was announced 22 Dec, 2011, between Rupert H. Monier-Williams(b 1965), yr son of the late John Monier-Williams and Mrs John Monier-Williams [nee Hutchinson], of Muggington, Derbyshire, & Sarah K. Dodgson, elder dau of Mr & Mrs Anthony Dodgson, of Mersea Island.


Paton/Munro engagement

_.The engagement was announced 22 Dec, 2011, between William J.B. Paton, son of Mr & Mrs David Paton, of Grandhome, Aberdeenshire, & Fiona Mary Munro [b 1976], daughter of Christopher I.C. Munro by his wife the former Hon Diana Mary Colville [b 1947], sometime Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, daughter of the 2nd Baron Clydesmuir, KT, CB, MBE, TD, &c.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Osborne/Woodhouse engagement

_.The engagement was announced 20 Dec, 2011, between George Dominic Peter Osborne [b 1977], [adopted] son of James Francis Osborne [b 1946], scion of the Osborne Baronets, and Mrs Osborne, & the Hon Constance Margaret Davina Woodhouse [b 1982], daughter of Prof the 6th Baron Woodhouse [b 1946], by his wife the former Hon Anna Margaret Philipps, dau of the 3rd Baron Milford, &c.


Robert Mchael Oliver Blackwell

BLACKWELL._On 14th December 2011, to Lucy Sonia Elizabeth (Heathcoat Amory b 1977, scion of the BARONETS of that name) and Will, a son, Robert (Bobby) Michael Oliver. Lucy is a dau of Michael Fitzgerald Heathcoat Amory [b 1941] by his 2nd wife the former [Sarah] Arabella Marjorie von Hofmannshal [descended from the 6th Marquess of Anglesey, &c].


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Death of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, 92

_.Henry Herbert Kitchener, 3rd & last Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, died 16 December, 2011, at the age of 92. He was born 24 Feb 1919, elder son of Capt Henry Franklin Chevallier Kitchener, RN, styled Viscount Broome [1878-1928] by his wife the former Adela Mary Evelyn Monins, and succeeded to the peerages on the demise of his grandfather, 27 March, 1937. Unmarried. Downton Abbey writer Lord Fellowes of West Stafford [lifer] is married to Emma Kitchener, LVO, the late peer's niece.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Arthur John Hope Thomas Savile

_. Victoria Sian Savile [nee Forman Hardy] wife of the Hon James Hugh Hope John Savile (b. 21 Aug 1976), gave birth to a son, Arthur John Hope Thomas, 1 December, 2011. James is a son of the 8th Earl of Mexborough (b 6 May 1931), by his 2nd wife Mrs Catherine Joyce Vivian (former wife of Nicholas Crespigny Laurence [Vivian], 6th Baron Vivian), yst. dau. of James Kenneth Hope CBE, of West Park, Lanchester, Co. Durham,& Victoria Savile (b 1979), is a dau of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Forman Hardy, of Car Colston, Nottinghamshire.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

+ Frances Mary Colquhoun (1925-2011)

__Frances Mary Colquhoun, who died in Norfolk, 10 Dec, 2011, was a scion of the Colquhoun Baronets of Luss [cr GB 1786]. She was born in 1925, a daughter of Sir Ian Colquhoun of Luss, 7th Baronet, by his wife the former Geraldine Tennant, scion of the Barons Glenconner. She was unm. Her sister Fiona married 1937, the 8th Earl of Arran; and her niece Iona Colquhoun married 1964, the 12th Duke of Argyll, &c.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Arthur John Sowerby Wallop

_.Victoria Wallop (nee Sowerby), wife of Harry Robert Newton Wallop, [b. 1974] gave birth to a son, Arthur John Sowerby, 5 Dec, 2011, a brother for Alexander Benedict Sowerby Wallop, who was b. 3 December, 2002,and for Felix Coulson Sowerby, who was b 2 June, 2005, and for Cecilia (Celia) Georgina Sowerby, who was b 9 January, 2008.Harry is the son of the Hon Nicholas and Mrs Wallop, of Kensington, London, & is a grandson of the 9th Earl of Portsmouth. Mrs Wallop is the daughter of Mr & Mrs John Sowerby, of Windermere, Cumbria.


Birth of Otto Scott, a Palmer-Tomkinson descendant

_.Katherine Lindsay Scott [nee Palmer-Tomkinson, b 1979] wife of Dan Scott, gave birth to a son, Otto Walter, 2 Dec, 2011. Katherine is a daughter of Christopher David Palmer-Tomkinson [b 1942] by his wife the former Virginia Franklin, and is descended from the Palmer Baronets & the Smith landed family of Midhurst, from whom descends HM The Queen, &c. Katherine Scott is a 1st cousin of the ubiquitous Santa and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Death of Lord Suffield, the 11th Baron, aged 89

_The 11th Baron Suffield, MC, died 8 December, 2011. He was aged 89. Anthony Philip Harbord-Hamond was born 19 Jun 1922, son of the 10th peer [1865-1951] by his wife the former Nina Crawfuird Hutchinson, and succeeded to the peerage & baronetcy on his father's demise, 2 Feb 1951; married 1952, Elizabeth Eve Edgedale [who d 7 Feb 1995] by whom he had issue, 3 sons and 1 daughter. The peerage [GB 1786] and Baronetcy [GB 1745/6] now devolve upon his Lordship's eldest son, Charles, born 3 Dec 1953.


Giulietta Ines Susanna Aitken

_.Inés Aitken [nee Nieto Gómez-Valencia] wife of the Hon Maxwell Francis Aitken (b 17 March, 1977), gave birth to a daughter, Giulietta Ines Susanna, 1 December, 2011, in Madrid. Max Aitken is the elder son of the 3rd Baron Beaverbrook (b 29 Dec 1951), of Fawley, Hampshire, abd Baroness Beaverbrook, & Inés is the eldest daughter of Señor and Señora Don José Ventura Nieto Valencia, of Madrid, Spain.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lord Stafford's heir weds Pippa Middleton's former flatmate

_.The marriage took place at Melton, Suffolk, 10 Dec, 2011, of the Hon Benjamin John Basil Fitzherbert (b 8 Nov 1983), son & heir of the 9th Baron Stafford (b 13 Mar 1954), of Swynnerton, Staffs, by his wife the former Katherine Mary Codrington, & Georgina Hewlett (b 1984), dau of the Hon Thomas Anthony Hewlett (b 1952) of Woodbridge, Suffolk, by his wife the former Jane Elizabeth Dawson. The bride, a former flatmate of Miss Philippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, is a granddaughter of the late life peer the Baron Hewlett, who expired in 1979.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Death of John Chichester-Constable, of Burton Constable Hall

_.John Raleigh Chichester-Constable, of Burton Constable Hall, East Yorkshire, died 7 December, 2011. His family have been seated at Burton Constable for 700 years. He was born in 1927 a son of Raleigh Charles Joseph Chichester-Constable [1890-1963], by his 1st wife Gladys [d. 1964].He married Laurel Gay Sawbridge [1935-89] by whom he had one daughter, Rodrica [b 1964], wife of James Straker, scion of that landed family, of Stagshaw, Northumberland, &c.


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Death of Lord Rockley, 77

_.James Hugh Cecil, 3rd Baron Rockley, died 5th December, 2011. He was 77. He was born 5 Apr, 1934, son of the 2nd Baron [1901-76] by his wife the former Anne Margaret Meade-Fetherstonhaugh, scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam; he succeeded to the peerage [UK 1934] on his father's death, 6 January, 1976; married 18 Nov, 1958, Lady Sarah Primrose Beatrix Cadogan [b 1938], dau of the 7th Earl Cadogan, by whom he had issue. The peerage devolves upon the peer's only son, the Hon Anthony Robert Cecil, b 29 Jul 1961. The funeral will be at St Aldhelm's with the immediate family only and a memorial will be held in the new year.

_.The engagement was announced 7 December, 2011, between Sir James Lockett Charles Agnew-Somerville, 3rd Baronet [b 26 May 1970] son of the late Sir Quentin Agnew- Somerville, 2nd Bt, by his wife the former Hon April Drummond, a dau & co-heir of the 15th Baron Strange; and Lady Lucy Katharine Fortescue Gore [b 26 Oct 1976], daughter of the 9th Earl of Arran, by his wife the former Eleanor van Cutsem.

Sir Lockett Agnew-Somerville is a brother of the actress Geraldine Somerville.


Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Death of Lady kadoorie, widow of life peer Lord Kadoorie, CBE

_.Muriel, The Baroness Kadoorie [nee Gubbay], widow of one of the world's wealthiest men, died in Hong Kong on Monday, 5th December 2011, aged 96. Deeply missed by.— her children, the Hon Rita and the Hon Sir Michael, her grandchildren, Andrew, Deborah, Natalie, Bettina and Philip, and great-grandchildren, Milo, Misha and Esme. The Funeral will be private - no flowers by request. A Memorial Service will be held and details will be announced later. She was the widow of life peer Lawrence Kadoorie, Baron Kadoorie, CBE [1899-1993], &c


Martha Beresford-Peirse

_.Joanna M. Beresford-Peirse (née Tamlyn), wife of Henry Njers De la
Poer Beresford-Peirse, (b. 25 Mar 1969), scion of the Beresford-
Peirse Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Martha, 4 December, 2011,
a sister for Harry, who was b 23 February, 2007, & for Alfred,
who was b 22 October, 2008. Henry is the son and heir of Sir Henry Grant
De La Poer Beresford-Peirse, 6th Baonet (b. 1933), and Lady Beresford-Peirse,
of Bedale and London, & Joanna is the youngest daughter of Mr Johnson Tamlyn,
of Suffolk, and Mrs Susannah Graham-Campbell, of London.
Joanna's step-father (Susannah's 2nd husband) is (Robert) Dugald
Graham-Campbell (b 1944) of the LG family of Graham-Campbell of
Shirvan. His first wife was Hon Sarah Grenville (dau Baron Peyton of
Yeovil - LP ext 2006). Susannah is the dau of Sir (Thomas) Leslie
Rowan KCB CVO (d 1972) & Catherine Patricia dau of Brig. R H A D Love.


Monday, December 05, 2011

Philip Louis Victor Mallet, CMG [1926-2011]

_.Philip Louis Victor Mallet, CMG, who died 1 December, 2011, aged 85, was born in 1926 a son of Sir Victor Alexander Louis Mallet, GCMG [1893-1969] by his wife the former Christina Andreae, & was a grandson of Sir Bernard Mallet, KCB [1859-1932] by his wife the former Hon Marie Constance Adeane [ d 1934] scion of that landed family and descended from the Yorke Earls of Hardwicke; married 1953, Mary Moyle Grenfell Borlase, by whom he had issue. James, Stephen and Victor. Funeral Service to be held at St John the Baptist Church, Wittersham on Friday 9th December 2011 at 12 noon.


Phipps/Coad engagement

_.The engagement was announced 5 Dec, 2011, between Jake Shimi Alan Phipps [b 1975], scion of the Marquesses of Normanby,, son of.— Major General Jeremy Julian Joseph Phipps [b 1942] and Mrs Phipps, of Bonchester Bridge, Harwick, and Melanie D. Coad, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Coad, of Thorpe, Barnard Castle.


Friday, December 02, 2011

Parker Bowles/Arnold marriage

_.The marriage took place 10 Sept 2011, at St Margaret's Church, Lothbury, London, between Mr Sam William Francis Parker Bowles [b 1981], scion of the Earls of Macclesfield, son of Simon Humphrey Parker Bowles [b 1941] by his wife the former Carolyn Potter, and Miss Louisa M. Arnold.


Connell/Weld Forester nuptials

_.The marriage took place on Saturday, Oct 15, 2011, at the Church of St John the Baptist, Willey, between Mr Nicholas T.C. Connell, son of Dr and Mrs Peter Connell, and the Hon Alexandra (Sasha) Weld Forester, youngest daughter of the late Lord Forester and of Catherine, Lady Forester.


Birth of the Mitchell twins ....

_.Audrey Mary Wiggin (b. 1974 née Wiggin), scion of the Wiggin Baronets (created 1892), & wife of Major Miles R.C. Mitchell, The Royal Dragoon Guards, gave birth to identical twin sons, Philip [Pip] Winston James & Barnaby Robert Kirkland, 16 Nov 2011, brothers for Alfred [b 30 Apr 2008]and for Myrtle. Maj Mitchell is a son of the late Henry Mitchell and Mrs Mitchell, of Blackheath, London, & Audrey is a daughter of Sir Alfred William (Jerry) Wiggin, Knt, TD (b. 1937), of Great Malvern, Worcestershire, by his 1st wife Rosemary Janet Orr.


Thursday, December 01, 2011

Death of Harry Seymour, kinsman of the Marquess of Hertford

_.Harry William Seymour [b 1974], scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, died 23rd November 2011. He was a son of Julian Conway Seymour [b 1934] by his 2nd wife, the former Lavinia Margaret Lawrence, scion of the Lawrence Baronets. Thanksgiving Service St Mary's Church, East Knoyle 2 p.m. Thursday 8th December 2011.


Lord Hindlip's heir to wed Lord Chadlington's daughter...

.The engagement was announced 1 Dec, 2011, between the Hon Henry William Allsopp [b 8 Jun 1973], only son of the 6th Baron Hindlip [b 5 Aug 1940] and Baroness Hindlip [scion of the Barons McGowan], and the Hon Naomi Gummer [b 10 Jan 1984] eldest daughter of Peter Selwyn Gummer, Baron Chadlington [Life Peer] b 24 Aug 1942, and Baroness Chadlington.