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.


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].


Friday, October 21, 2011

Death of Lord Moray

_The 20th Earl of Moray died 23 September, 2011.


Death of Sir Lancelot Errington

From the Times 20 October 2011:

Sir Lancelot, on 18th October 2011, aged 94. Funeral in Appin to be
announced later.

Sir Lancelot ERRINGTON OF BEESLACK KCB (1917-2011) head of that Scots
gentry family of Beeslack (a cadet branch of the ERRINGTONS of
Chadwell Hall) son of Maj Lancelot ERRINGTON (1889-1965) and Elizabeth
Hall (d 1967, dau & h of Maj Charles Henry SANFORD of Beeslack,
Midlothian and Elizabeth Hall, daughter and heiress of Sir John COWAN
1st and last Bt, of Beeslack, Midlothian). He m 1939 Katharine Reine,
dau of Thomas Cropper MACAULAY MC of Kingsmill, Painswick, Glos. They
had 3 sons and 2 daus, the eldest son, Thomas Lancelot Macaulay (b 23
May 1943 and m with issue incl a son and heir), succeeds him as head
of the family.

Maj-Gen John Edward Cordingley

From the Telegraph & Times 18 October 2011:

Major General John Edward died peacefully at home on 14th October
2011. Funeral service on Friday 28th October 2011 at 2.30pm at Holy
Cross, Ramsbury, Wiltshire

He was the son of Air Vice-Marshal Sir John CORDINGLEY KCB KCVO CBE
(1890-1977) and Elizabeth Ruth CARPENTER (d 1938). He m 1st 1940 Ruth
Pamela (div 1961, dau of Major S A BODDAM-WHETHAM of that gentry
family) and had two sons. He m 2nd 1961 (as her 2nd h) Audrey Helen
Anne (1919-2009 d of late Maj-Gen Frederick George BEAUMONT-NESBITT
CVO CBE MC (1893-1971, scion of the marquesses of WILLINGDON) and his
1st w Cecilia Mary Lavinia (1893-1920, d of Maj.-Gen the Hon Sir Cecil
Edward BINGHAM GCVO KCMG CB, s of 5th Earl of LUCAN).

Death of Lady Huntingfield

From the Telegraph of 18 October 2011:

Arabella née Fraser died peacefully at home 16th October 2011,
surrounded by her family, age 51. Funeral on Saturday 22nd October at
2.30 p.m. at St Mary's Beauly. Please all come.

She was the dau of Maj Alastair Hugh Joseph FRASER MC of Moniack
Castle, Kirkhill, Inverness-shire (1919-86, gs of 13th Lord LOVAT and
a scion of the earls of VERULAM). She m 1982 the 7th Baron
HUNTINGFIELD (b 1954 son of the 6th Baron and his wife a scion of the
earls of DARTMOUTH) and had 4 sons (aged between 26 and 21 and all
unmarried) and a dau. Her eldest son, the Hon Gerard Charles Alistair
(b 1985) is the heir to the barony.

Zia Snow

_.The Lady Edwina Louise Snow [nee Grosvenor], born 1981, scion of the Dukes of Westminster, wife of Daniel Robert Snow [b 3 Dec 1978], descended from the Earls Lloyd George of Dwyfor, gave birth to a daughter, Zia, at the Portland Hosp, London, 13 Oct, 2011. Lady Edwina is the 2nd dau of the Duke & Duchess of Westminster.


Friday, August 26, 2011

The Master of Elphinstone

The Lady Elphinstone, wife of the Queen's cousin, Lord Elphinstone, gave birth to a son, Jago Alexander, styled the Master of Elphinstone, 19 August, 2011.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ward/Sevier marriage

_.The marriage took place 24 July, 2011, of the Hon Leander Grenville Ward (born 20 Oct, 1977), son of the 4th Earl of Dudley (Peerage of the UK, cr 1860), of Kensington, London, by his second wife the former Maureen Swanson (Countess of Dudley), & Miss Laura Juliet Sevier (born 1979), daughter of the late Mr Roy J.R. Sevier (b 1948, d.), by his former wife the former Patricia Margaret Sanderson (now Patricia, Lady Walker-Okeover), of Stowell, Dorset, who married secondly, 1993, Sir Peter Walker-Okeover, 4th Bt 1947-2003, &c. -=-

Monday, July 25, 2011

Duke of Roxburghe's heir weds

_.The marriage took place in London, 22 July, 2011, 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).


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ella Fitzalan Howard

_.Caroline E Fitzalan Howard (nee Taylor) wife of Edward Michael
Fitzalan Howard (b 1979), scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, gave birth
to a daughter, Ella, 16 July, 2011. Edward is the son of Colonel Thomas Fitzalan Howard,
of North Elmham, Norfolk, by his 1st wife the former Penelope Jan Walters (now Mrs Jeremy Jones, of Low
Marishes, North Yorkshire), and Caroline is a daughter of Mr
Andrew Taylor, of Binham, Norfolk, and Mrs Anne Taylor, of Foulsham,

Edward is a grandson of the late Maj-Gen Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard
(1916-2007), and a great-nephew of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Finlay David North More Nisbett

_.Lindsay M. More Nisbett (nee Weitz), wife of Alexander T.J. More Nisbett of Cairnhill, scion of that Scots landed family & descended from the Earls of Stair, gave birth to a son, Finlay David North, at New York, 15 July, 2011. Alexander is the second son of Mr and Mrs More Nisbett of The Drum, Edinburgh, and Lindsay is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Weitz, of Jupiter, Florida, USA.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Lascelles/Kilburn marriage

_.The marriage took place 16 July, 2011, at All Saint's Church, Harewood, between the Hon Mark Hubert Lascelles (b 5 July, 1964), son of the late 7th Earl of Harewood (1923-2011) (Earl, UK, cr 1812), of Harewood House, Leeds, by his second wife the former Patricia Elizabeth Tuckwell (b 26 Nov, 1926), & Judith Ann Kilburn.

It is Mr Lascelles's second marriage. His first in Aug 1992 to Andrea Kershaw, ended in divorce.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood 1923-2011

__George Henry Hubert Lascelles, first cousin of the Queen and eldest grandchild of George V & Queen Mary, died at his home Harewood House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, 11 July, 2011. He was 88.


Friday, July 08, 2011

Lady Sallyanne Margaret Shirley (1957-2011)

_.The Lady Sallyanne Margaret Shirley, a daughter of the 13th Earl Ferrers, PC, died 6 July, 2011. She was 54 and unmarried.


Friday, July 01, 2011

Death of Lord Inchyra

_.The 2nd Baron Inchyra, b 4 Apr 1935; died 27 June, 2011, at his home. He was 76. His widow is a scion of the Sheffield Baronets; succeeded by his son, Christian James Charles Hoyar Millar, b 12 Aug 1962.


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.


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.


Friday, April 29, 2011

Prince William created Duke of Cambridge

__HRH Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales KG has been created Baron Carrickfergus, Earl of Strathearn and DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, 29 April, 2011.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kate to be Duchess of Kendal?

Is Prince William to be created Duke of Kendal and Baron Bucklebury? The clue, I am told, was given in the new Middleton family Coat of Arms, where acknowledgement of the family's love of the great outdoors, particularly the Lake District, was revealed. The old town of Kendal is central to the Lake District. The title has long royal associations.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Florence Daisy Mercer Nairne

_.Melissa . Mercer Nairne (née Wakeley), wife of Joseph Douglas (Joe)
Mercer Nairne (b. 1980), scion of the Marquesses of Lansdowne, gave
birth to a dau, Florence Daisy, 17 Apr, 2011,a sister for Fergus Grey,
who was b 26th September, 2009.

Joseph Mercer Nairne is the yr son of Lord Robert Mercer Nairne (b.
1947), by his wife, the former Jane Elizabeth Gordon, scion of the
Marquesses of Huntly, & Melissa is the yr daughter of Mr & Mrs Timothy


Suzanne Lady Terrington, dies aged 92

Suzanne Lady Terrington, who died 20 April, 2011, aged 92, was the widow of James Allen David Woodhouse, 4th Baron Terringon (1915-98). She was Suzanne,3rd dau. of Col Thomas Strutt Irwin, of Mill House, Holton, Halesworth, co. Suffolk, by his second cousin once removed and wife Marjorie Willis Lacy, dau. of Dyson Lacy, of St Helens, Queensland, Australia, by his wife Frances Amelia Irwin, dau. of Cmdr Joseph Irwin RN, of Wetheral Plains, Carlisle, &c. She leaves issue.


Lady Cledwyn of Penrhos dies

The Baroness Cledwyn of Penrhos, who died 19 April, 2011, aged 85, was the widow of Cledwyn Hughes, Labour MP and later life peer as the Baron Cledwyn of Penrhos.

Death of Lord Ampthill, CBE

___The 4th Baron Ampthill, CBE, deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, died 23 April, 2011. He was 89. He was the baby of the famous "Russell Baby Case" --- one of the most famous divorce/paternity cases of the 20th century.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Savannah Phillips is christened

_The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were present on Sunday 24 April, 2011, at the Church of the Holy Cross, Avening, Gloucestershire, at the baptism of their great-granddaughter, the infant daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Phillips, who was christened Savannah.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lord Phillips and Lord Boyce appointed to the Order of the Garter

__.This being St George's Day Her Majesty has made the following appointments to the Order of the Garter, viz: Nicholas Addison Phillips, the Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers, 72, president of the Supreme Court; & Michael Boyce aka Admiral The Baron Boyce, 68, sometime Chief of the Defence Staff.


Friday, April 22, 2011

The Queen's formal consent

The Queen's formal consent to the marriage of Prince William of Wales KG and Catherine Middleton.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Death of Jane Duchess of Buccleuch

__.Jane Duchess of Buccleuch & Queensberry, widow of the 9th Duke, died 18 April, 2011. She was fashion model Jane McNeill, dau of John McNeill, QC, of Appin, Argyll, and married the 9th Duke of Buccleuch, 1953. He died in 2007. She leaves issue. Her funeral is to take place at Melrose, Scotland, 27 Apr, 2011.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Death of the Duke of Grafton, KG

The Duke of Grafton, KG. Hugh Denis Charles Fitzroy died peacefully at Euston aged 92 on Thursday 7th April 2011. Beloved husband of Fortune and devoted father of James, Henrietta, Virginia, Charles and Rose. Much loved grandfather and great-grandfather.

Funeral for the family and the estate on Friday 15th April at 3 p.m. at.— St. Genevieve's Church, Euston, Suffolk. Family flowers only. Memorial Service to be announced later.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Serena Honora Silver Nason

_.Rowena Barbara Nason (nee Colthurst, b. 1971) wife of James Nason, gave
birth to a daughter, Serena Honora Silver, 21 March, 2011, a sister for
Georgiana Eleanor, who was b 8 April, 2005.
Rowena Nason is the younger daughter of Mr (George Silver) Oliver
(Annesley) Colthurst, (of the Colthurst Baronets)& his second wife, the
former Caroline Romaine Combe. Rowena is a niece of Sir Richard
Colthurst, 9th Baronet. Her mother is descended from the Combes of
Strathconon, the Farquhar Baronets, &c.
Two Combe cousins married Marquesses. Romaine was wife of the 8th
Marquess of Londonderry, and Gladys married the 6th Marquess of

James Nason is the younger son of Colonel and Mrs Ian Nason, of Boad
Chalke, Wilts.

Lord Stafford's heir to wed

_.The engagement was announced 24 March, 2011, between 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-to-be is a granddaughter of the late life peer the Baron Hewlett, who expired in 1979.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sir Richard Branson bereaved

_.Edward Branson, 93-year-old father of Sir Richard Branson, died in his sleep on Saturday March 19, 2011. A memorial service is to be announced.


Granddaughter for Lord Tryon

_.Nina Tryon (née Farnell-Watson), wife of the Hon Edward Henry Tryon (b 1979), gave birth to a daughter, Mila Dale, 14 March, 2011, in London. Edward is the younger.— son of The 3rd Baron Tryon and the late Baroness Tryon, of Comrie, Perthshire, and Nina is a daughter of Peter and Bunny Farnell- Watson, of Richmond, Surrey.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hon Elaine Julia Barbara Whidborne (1921-2011)

_.The Hon Elaine Julia Barbara Whidborne, who died 13 March, 2011, aged 90, was a scion of the Barons St John of Bletso (Cr England 1559). She was a sister of the 20th Baron and aunt of the current peer, and was raised to the rank of a baron's daughter in 1977. She married, 1939, Lt-Col. John Francis Whidborne, by whom she had issue.


Amelia Faye Julia Montagu

_.The Hon Pollyanna Mary Clare Montagu (b 1981, nee Harmsworth), wife of Lieutenant Timothy B.E.P. Montagu, RN (b 1982), gave birth to a daughter, Amelia Faye Julia, 8 March, 2011.

Timothy Montagu is the son of Peter Edward Gerald Body by his wife the former Lady Julia Frances Montagu (now deceased), and Pollyanna is the youngest dau of the 3rd Baron Harmsworth and Baroness Harmsworth.
Lt. Montagu has been adoopted by his uncle and aunt, the 11th Earl and Countess of Sandwich.


Maitland-Carew/Ball engagement

_.The engagement was announced 15 Mar 2011 between Edward Ian Conolly Maitland-Carew (b 1976), scion of the Barons Carew (Cr Ire, 1834), elder son of the Hon Gerald Maitland-Carew, of Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Berwickshire, by his wife the former Rosalind Averil Speke, and Sarah F. Ball, elder daughter of Colonel and Mrs Michael Ball, of Wootton, Kent.


Sevier/Wingfield Digby engagement

_.The engagement was announced 16 Mar 2011 between Harry William Sevier (born 1985), son of the late Mr Roy J.R. Sevier (b 1948- d.) by his former wife the former Patricia Margaret Sanderson (now Patricia, Lady Walker-Okeover, of Stowell, Dorset), and Alice M. Wingfield Digby, scion of that landed family, daughter of Mr and Mrs Toby Wingfield Digby, of Sherborne, Dorset. -=-

Wedding for Cornwall's St Michael's Mount

_.The engagement was announced 16 March, 2011, between Anthony J. Matthews, son of John and Kath Matthews, of Heamoor, Cornwall, and Clemency Lara St Aubyn (b 1985), scion of the Barons St Levan (Cr UK 1887), elder daughter of James Piers Southwell St Aubyn (b 1950), of St Michael's Mount, Penzance, by his wife the former Mary Caroline Bennett.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Birth of Skipwith Barts scion

__.Mary Skipwith (née Wilkinson), wife of Julian Alexandre
d'Estoteville Skipwith (b. 1972), scion of the Skipwith Baronets, gave
birth to a son, Henry William d'Estouteville, 9 March, 2011, a brother
for India Rose, who was b 23 August, 2009.

Julian is the son of Richard Peyton Skipwith (b. 1937), and Mrs
Skipwith, of Wickham, Hampshire, Mary is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Bruce
Wilkinson, of Glapthorn, Northamptonshire.


Henry William Fitzgeorge Bland

Eleanor Mary Bland (b. 1971, nee Townsend), wife of Richard James
Christopher Bland, b. 1972 gave birth to a son, Henry (Harry) William
Fitzgeorge, 23 Jan, 2011, a brother for Frederick, who was b 15 Sept
2006, and for Arthur, who was b 23 Sept, 2008.

Eleanor is the beldest daughter of John Richard Townsend and his wife
the Lady Juliet Margaret Townsend LVO (nee Smith, sister of the late
3rd Earl of Birkenhead), Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess
Countess of Snowdon, 1965-71, and Extra Lady in Waiting, 1971-2002.

Richard is the elder son of Godfrey Hamilton Bland and of his wife,
née Olga Mary Hohler [herself the daughter of Edward Hohler and of
wife, née Jane Lane (herself the daughter of Robert Charlton Lane and
of his wife, née Olga Fitzgeorge [whose father was a morganatic son
Prince George of Great Britain, Ireland and Hannover, Duke of

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lady Fieldhouse, widow of Falklands commander, dies

_.The Lady Fieldhouse, who died at Cosham, Hampshire, 5 March, 2011, was widow of Admiral of the Fleet The Lord Fieldhouse, GCB, GBE, naval commander in the Falklands War, &c.

She was thr former Margaret Ellen Cull, daughter of David Dorrington Cull, and married Admiral Fieldhouse in 1953. He died in 1992.

Lady Fieldehouse leaves 3 children.

A Thanksgiving for her life takes place at St Faith's Church, Lee-on-Solent, Thurs 17 March, 2011.


Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Duchess of Cornwall's nephew to wed Steve Winwood's daughter

_.The engagement was announced in March 2011 (Daily Mail 9_Mar_2011) between Benjamin William Elliot (b 1975), son of Simon John Elliot by his wife the former Sopnia Annabel Shand (b 1949), descended from the Barons Ashcombe, & Mary-Clare Winwood (b circa 1987), dau of Stephen (Steve) Lawrence Winwood (b 1948), by his wife the former Eugenia Clafton.

Ben Elliot is a nephew of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. Ben's wife-to-be is a daughter of Steve Winwood, the singer, songwriter and musician, &c


Suzianna Lady Lyle, ex-wife of Baronet, dies

Suzianna Lady Lyle, who died in South Africa, 5 March, 2011, was the former wife of Sir Gavin Archibald Lyle, 3rd Baronet. She was the former Susan (Suzianna?) Moira Ftzgerald Cooper, dau of John Vaughan Cooper, and married Sir Gavin in 1967. They divorced in 1985. She leaves issue, five sons and 1 daughter. The eldest lad, Ian, is heir app. to the baronetcy (created in 1929).


+ Baroness Pennock

_.The Lady Pennock, who died 6 March, 2011, was the widow of the Lord Pennock, a life baron, who died in 1993. She was th former Lorna Pearse, dau of Percival Pearse, of Morpeth, and married Lord Pennock in 1944. She leaves issue.


Lt.-Col. Eric Astley Cooper-Key dies aged 93

_.Lt-Col. Eric Astley Cooper-Key, who died 5 March, 2011, at the age of 93, married Monica Neville, a granddaughter of the 12th Viscount Falkland, &c. Col. Cooper-Key was awarded the DSO.


Cane/Gerard Leigh engagement

_.The engagement was announced 9 March, 2011, between William J. Cane, son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Cane, & Emily Rose Gerard Leigh (b 1982), dau of John Norman Gerard Leigh (descended from the Leslie Baronets, cr 1625), by his wife the former Lavinia Sheila Seymour, scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, &c.


Death of Diana, Countess of Ilchester, aged 89

_.Diana,Countess oif Ilchester, widow of Maurice Fox-Strangways, 9th Earl of Ilchester, died 1 March, 2011. She was 89. The former Diana Mary Elizabeth Simpson, she wed the future peer in 1941. He inherited the peerage on the demise of his father in 1970, and died in 2006.

A Memorial Service is to be held at St Mary's Church, Westerham, 22nd March.


Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Warrillow/Laing betrothal

The engagement was announced 2 Mar 2011, between Nicholas Piers Warrillow, son of Mr & Mrs Malcolm Warrillow, of Barnes, London, & Kathryn Rose Laing, scion of Laing of Dunphail B, dau of the Hon Mark and Mrs Laing, of Dunphail, Moray.

Daily Telegraph 2 Mar 2011


Peck/Esquerre engagement

_.The engagement was announced 2 Mar, 2011, between James Julian Peck (b 1982), son of the late Rory Peck, and Lady Elizabeth Alexander (b 1962), of Caledon, Tyrone, scion of the Earls of Caledon, & Lucie M. Esquerre, elder dau of Mr & Mrs Jean Louis Esquerre, of Cumbaya, Equador.


Douglas/Genevieve Hogg

_Anna Lucy Hogg (nee Clementi, b. 1976), wife of James W. Hogg, gave birth to twins, Douglas William Clementi, & Genevieve Mabel, a brother and sister for Matilda Rose, who was b 6 Oct, 2008, & for Clementine Grace, who was b 26 August, 2006. James is the elder son of Mr and Mrs William Hogg, of Leighterton, Gloucestershire, and Anna is a daughter of Sir David Cecil Clementi, Kt (b. 1949) and Lady Clementi, of Wimbledon, London. Anna's maternal grandfather, Air Vice-Marshal Cresswell Montagu Clementi, CB, CBE, who d. 1981, married in 1940, Susan (b. 1918), dau of Sir Edward Henry Pelham, KCB (1876-1949), scion of the Earls of Chichester, by his wife, the Hon Irene Lubbock, of the Barons Avebury. Anna's great-great-grandfather was the Rt Rev the Hon John Thomas Pelham, DD, Bishop of Norwich, fourth son of the 2nd Earl of Chichester. The 2nd Earl of Chichester married Lady Mary Henrietta Juliana Osborne, dau of the 5th Duke of Leeds.


Rupert James Hugh Willoughby

_,The Lady Cara Mary Cecilia Willoughby (née Boyle, b 1976), scion of the Earls of Cork & Orrery, wife since 2005 of James William Michael Willoughby (b. 8 Mar, 1976), scion of the Barons Middleton, gave birth to a son, Rupert James Hugh, 23rd February, 2011, a brother for Flora Rebecca Lucy, who was b 7 January, 2009, & for Thomas Michael Jonathan, who was b 23 Aug 2007.


Monday, February 28, 2011

The Countess of Jersey: a daughter

__.The Countess of Jersey, wife of the 10th Earl of Jersey (b. 5 Feb 1976), gave birth to a 3rd daughter, the Lady Evangeline Antonia Adela Child Villiers, 9 February, 2011. Lady Jersey is the former Marianne De Guelle, only daughter of Mr Peter De Guelle and Mrs Jeannette De Guelle, of Jersey.


Valentine/Percy marriage

__.The marriage took place at Alnwick, Northumberland, 26 February, 2011, between Patrick J. Valentine, eldest son of Mr Richard Valentine, of London, and Mrs Gavin MacEchern, of Glos, and Lady Catherine (Katie) Percy, elder daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland.


Spencer-Churchill/Troughton engagement

__.The engagement was announced 28 Feb, 2011, between Dominic Albert Charles Spencer-Churchill (b 1979), scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, son of Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill (b 1940), by his 2nd wife the former Elizabeth Jane Wyndham, scion of the Barons Egremont, & Claire Gillian Troughton (b 1980), dau of Mr Jamie Troughton, by his wife the former ____Campbell-Preston, dau of Lt-Col Robert Modan Thorne Campbell-Preston, OBE, MC, JP (1909-1996), of that landed family, by his wife the Hon Angela Pearson, scion of the Viscounts Cowdray, &c.


Monday, January 10, 2011

William and Kate at North Yorkshire wedding

_Prince William of Wales with Miss Catherine Middleton, Prince Henry
of Wales and Princess Beatrice of York attended the marriage which
took place, 8 January, 2011, at Aldborough, North Yorkshire, between
Harry Buchanan Aubrey-Fletcher (b 1982) scion of the Aubrey-Fletcher
Baronets, 3rd son of Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, 8th Baronet, and Lady
Aubrey-Fletcher, of Buckinghamshire, & the Hon (Sarah) Louise Stourton
(b 1982), eldest daughter of the 27th Baron Mowbray (28th) Baron
Segrave & 24th Baron Stourton (b 17 Apr 1953), of Allerton Park, near
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and the Baroness Mowbray, Segrave &
Stourton, &c.