Thursday, June 28, 2012

Willa Jemima Irvine-Fortescue

_Laura Irvine-Forescue (nee Wynn-Williams) wife of Mark Paul Irvine-Fortescue (b 1980), scion of the Earls Fortescue (cr 1789), gave birth to a daughter, Willa Jemima, 18 June, 2012. Mark is the son of Mr Alexander Irvine-Fortescue (b 1952), of Winchester, Hampshire & Mrs Irvine-Fortescue, and Laura is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Hugo Wynn-Williams, of Chobham, Surrey. 


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sir David Burdett Money-Coutts, KCVO (1931-2012)

Sir David Burdett Money-Coutts, KCVO (1991), scion of the Barons Latymer, who was born in 1931, died 25 June, 2012, aged 80. He was a son of Lt-Col Hon Alexander Money-Coutts, OBE (1902-94), by his wife the former Mary Elspeth Hobhouse (d 1990), and was a paternal grandson of the 6th Baron Latymer and a maternal grandson of Sir Reginald Hobhouse, 5th Baronet. He married in 1958, Helen Penelope Utten, by whom he leaves issue.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Eve Anne Elizabeth Lowther

Katharine Louise Emily Lowther (nee Henshaw, b 1981) wife of Capt the Hon Edward Lowther (b 1981), scion of the Viscounts Ullswater, gave birth to a daughter, Eve Anne Elizabeth, 26 May, 2012. Katharine is the daughter of Hugh Nigel HENSHAW (son of Harold Henshaw of Rottingdean, Sussex) and Anne Victoria Helen (b 1943) dau of Henry Thomas Hamilton FOLEY MBE (1905-59, gt gt gt gs of  the1st Baron FOLEY (1716-77).


James Anthony Ramsay

Caroline Ramsay (nee Taylor) wife of Alexander Simon Ramsay (b 12 January, 1977), scion of the Earls of Dalhousie, gave birth to a son, James Anthony, 10 June, 2012. Alexander Ramsay is the son of the Hon Anthony Ramsay (b 2 Mar 1949), by his 1st wife the former Georgina Mary Astor (b 10 Mar 1952), scion of the Viscounts Astor (now Mrs Lorne Nelson, of ilmaronaig, Argyll, & Caroline is the third daughter of Mr Jonathan Taylor, of Fulham, and Mrs Victoria Taylor, of Shepherd's Bush, London.


William Thomas Naylor-Leyland

_.Alice M.A. Naylor-Leyland (nee Dawson) wife of Thomas Philip Naylor-Leyland (b 22 Jan 1982), gave birth to a son, William Thomas (Billy), 25 June, 2012. Tom Naylor-Leyland is the eldest son of Sir Philip Vyvyan Naylor-Leyland, 4th Bt (b 1953), of Milton, Peterborough, by his wife the former Lady Isabella Lambton (b 1956), scion of the Earls of Durham, and Alice M.A. Dawson, daughter of Mr Paul Dawson, of Cologny, Geneva, and Mrs Michael Fresson, of Ham, Wiltshire. 

Tom Naylor-Leyland is a grandson maternally of the (disclaimed) 6th Earl of Durham (1922-2006).  


Friday, June 22, 2012

Viscount Somerton weds Lady Lucy Alexander

The marriage took place in June 2012, in Hampshire, between James Shaun Christian Welbore Ellis Agar, styled Viscount Somerton (b 7 Sept 1982) son and heir of the 6th Earl of Normanton (b 21 Aug 1945), by his former wife the former Victoria Susan Beard (b 1949), & the Lady Lucy Caroline Alexander (b 1984) younger daughter of the 2nd Earl Alexander of Tunis (b 30 Jun 1935), by his 2nd wife the former Hon Davina Mary Woodhouse, LVO (b 1955), sometime Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, & dau of the 4th Baron Terrington (1915-98).


Maj Hugo Charles Baring, MBE, MC (1919-2012)

_Maj Hugo Charles Baring, MBE, MC, who died 18 June, 2012, aged 93, was a scion of the Barons Northbrook (cr Baron UK, 1866, Baronet, GB 1793), and was born in 1919, a son of Maj Thomas Esme Baring, OBE (1882-1957) by his wife the former Deirdre Mary Hughes Martin (who died 1973); educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge; Maj, The Rifle Brigade, served in WW2 in the Middle East and Italy (despatches, MC, MBE); married 1946, Elisabeth Price Wylie (who d 1977) dau of Maj John Price Wylie, DSO, by whom he had issue.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rosemary Ann Lambton (1936-2012)

Miss Rosemary Ann Lambton, who died 15 June, 2012, at the age of 76, was a scion of the Earls of Durham (cr UK 1833), a descendant of the 2nd Earl of Durham, a daughter of the late Cdr Hedworth Lambton, DSC, RN (1904-83), by his 1st wife the former Iris Wynnfred Violet Halpin.


Lt-Col Frederick John Burnaby-Atkins

_Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick John Burnaby-Atkins, The Black Watch, scion of that landed family, and kinsman of HM The Queen, died 16 June, 2012. He was a son of John Burnaby-Atkins, of Halstead, Kent; married 1951, the Hon (Anne) Jennifer Lawrence (b 1926), scion of the Barons Trevethin & Oaksey, a sister of John, Lord Oaksey, OBE, the racing commentator, &c, by whom he leaves issue.


Harrison/Woloszyn engagement

_The engagement was announced in June, 2012, between Edwin Michael Harwood Harrison (b 29 May 1981), son and heir of Sir Michael James Harwood Harrison, 2nd Baronet (cr UK, 1961), b 28 March, 1936, of Hasketon, Suffolk, by his wife the former Rosamund Louise Clive, & Magdalena Edyta Woloszyn, second daughter of Mr & Mrs Marian Woloszyn, of Perth, Western Australia.


Florence Rose Hepburne-Scott

_Donna Hepburne-Scott, Mistress of Polwarth, wife of the Hon William Henry Hepburne-Scott (b 1973), the Master of Polwarth, gave birth to a daughter, Rose Florence, 28 April,. 2012, a sister for Harry Walter, who was born 21 March, 2010.

The Master of Polwarth is the elder son of the 11th Lord Polwarth (b 30 Nov 1947), and Lady Polwarth, of Harden, Hawick, and Donna is the daughter of Major General and Mrs Neil Carlier, of Ewshot, Surrey.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

9th Marquess of Londonderry (1937-2012)

The Marquess of Londonderry (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1816), unconventional aristocrat, died, at Ormeley Lodge, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, 20 June, 2012. He was 74. Alexander Charles Robert Vane-Tempest-Stewart, was the 9th Marquess; also Baron Londonderry, 1789; Viscount Castlereagh, 1795; Earl of Londonderry, 1796; Baron Stewart, 1814; and Earl Vane and Viscount Seaham, cr 1823; he was born 7 Sept, 1937, son of the 8th Marquess by his wife Romaine (who d 1951), dau of Maj Boyce Combe; succeeded to the peerages on the demise of his father, 17 Oct 1955; married 1stly, 1958, Nicolette (div 1971, and she married 2ndly, Georgie Fame, the singer, & d 1993), dau of Michael Harrison, by who he had 2 daughters; married 2ndly, 1972 (div 1989), Doreen Patricia Wells, the ballerina, by whom he had 2 sons. The elder son, Frederick Aubrey Vane-Tempest-Stewart, styled Viscount Castlereagh, born 6 Sept, 1972, inherits the family honours.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Scott Plummer/Gordon engagement

The engagement was announced 19 Jun 2012, between (Antony) Guy Scott Plummer, scion of that landed family and descended from the Barons Kinross, son of (Patrick) Joseph Scott Plummer (b 1943), by his second wife the Hon Christine Margaret Hermione Bamnpfylde (b 1948), sister of the 7th Baron Poltimore, & the Lady Lucy Yoskyl Gordon (b 1979), yr daughter of the 13th Marquess of Huntly (b 4 Feb 1944), by his 1st wife the former Jane Elizabeth Angela Gibb.


Lady June Wendy Lycett (1924-2012)

The Lady (June) Wendy Lycett, who died 17 May, 2012, aged 87, was the second daughter & co-heir of the 5th Earl of Yarborough (1888-1948), who also held the old English baronies of Fauconberg & Conyers.

She was born Lady June Wendy Pelham, 6 June, 1924, a daughter of the 5th Earl by his wife the former Nancye Brocklehurst (d 1977), and married in 1959, Maj Michael Lycett, CBE. With the death of her father the baronies of Fauconberg & Conyers fell into abeyance between her and and her elder sister, Lady Diana Pelham. Lady Wendy leaves no issue (but she adopted her sister's elder daughter), and with her demise the baronies of Fauconberg & Conyers, both in the Peerage of England, devolve upon her surviving sister, Lady Diana Miller, who was b 5 July, 1920.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Noreen Anne Browne (c1943-2012)

Noreen Anne (Nicky) Browne, who has died at Marbella, Spain, aged 69, was the widow of the Guinness heir the Hon Tara Browne (1945-66), after whose death in a car crash in 1966 the Beatles were inspired to write the song 'A Day in the Life'.

She was born circa 1943 a daughter of Sean MacSherry and married Tara Browne, scion of the Barons Oranmore & Browne, in 1963. She leaves 2 sons from the marriage, Dorian (b 1963) and Julian (b 1965).

Her husband's mother was Guinness heiress Oonagh, Lady Oranmore & Browne, scion of the Earls of Iveagh, &c.


Smiley/Burdett betrothal

The engagement was announced 15 June 2012 between Ben Richard Philip de Crespigny Smiley (b 1983), scion of the Smiley Baronets (cr UK 1903), son of Xan de Crespigby Smiley (b 1949), of Taston, Oxon, by his wife the former Hon Jane Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b 1954), scion of the Barons Acton (cr UK 1869), and Camilla R.S. Burdett, dau of Mr & Mrs John Burdett, of Kew, Surrey.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Baroness Lyell (1916-2012)

_The Baroness Lyell, who died at Kirriemuir, 10 June, 2012, aged 96, was the widow, for almost 70 years, of (Charles) Antony Lyell, 2nd Baron Lyell, VC (1913-43), and mother of the 3rd peer.

She was born in 1916, as Sophie Mary Trafford, daughter of Maj Sigismund William Joseph Trafford (d 1953), of Wroxham Hall, Norwich, by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Mary Constance Bertie, OBE, daughter, by his 2nd wife, of the 7th Earl of Abingdon (1836-1928).

Her husband was 29 years old, and a temporary captain in the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards, British Army during the Second World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

During the period 22–27 April 1943 near Dj Bou Arada, Tunisia, Captain Lord Lyell's outstanding leadership and gallantry enabled his company to take its objective. On 27 April accompanied by a sergeant, a lance-corporal and two guardsmen, he led an attack on an enemy post consisting of an 88mm gun and a heavy machine-gun in two separate pits. He destroyed the crew of the machine-gun with a hand grenade and then, three of the party having become casualties, and with the lance-corporal to give covering fire he leapt into the second pit, killing several of the crew before being overwhelmed and killed. Both the guns had been silenced.
Lady Lyell's son, Charles, the 3rd Baron, was born 27 Mar 1939.

Lady Lyell's funeral takes place on 19 June at Kirriemuir Old Parish Church.


Wiggin/Bean engagement

The engagement was announced 14 Jun 2012 between Richard Edward John Wiggin (b 1 July 1980), son and heir of Maj Sir Charles Rupert John Wiggin, 5th Baronet, by his wife the former Mary Chambers, & Philippa H. Bean, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Bean, of Ilkley, West Yorkshire. 


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sam Branson to wed Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe

The engagement was announced in June 2012, between Sam Edward C. Branson (b 1985), son of Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, Knt, of Necker Island, by his wife the former Joan Templeman, & Isabella Amaryllys Charlotte Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (b 1980), scion of the Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe Baronets, daughter of John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (b 1947), by his former wife the former Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon (b 21 Feb 1947), scion of the Earls Howe. 


The Baron Maples (1943-2012)

The Baron Maples, life peer, who died 9 June, 2012, aged 69, was, as John Maples, Economic Secretary to the Treasury 1990-92, and later joint deputy chairman of the Conservative party under John Major and deputy chairman under David Cameron.

John Maples, born 22 Apr, 1943, was Tory MP for Lewisham west, 1983-92, and then for Stratford-on-Avon, 1997-2010. On his resignation from the Commons he was awarded a life peerage in the Dissolution Honours List, 2010.

He married Jane Corbin, the Panorama journalist, in 1986, and leaves issue by her.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Louis Hugh Lupus van Cutsem

.The Lady Tamara Katherine van Cutsem (nee Grosvenor, b 20 Dec 1979), scion of the Dukes of Westminster and wife since 2004 of Edward Bernard Charles van Cutsem (b 6 June, 1973), gave birth to a second son, Louis Hugh Lupus, 17 April, 2012, a brother for Jake Louis Hannibal, who was b 21 May, 2009. Lady Tamara is the eldest child of the 6th Duke of Westminster (b 22 Dec 1951), by his wife the former Natalia Ayesha Phillips (b 8 May, 1959).


Allsopp/Wheeler marriage

_.The marriage took place at Chilham Castle, Kent, in June, 2012, of James Leonard Allsopp (b 1978), scion of the Barons Hindlip, son of the Hon John Peter Allsopp (b 1942), by his wife the former Daryl Shawzin, & Jacquetta Lydia Wheeler (b 1981), second daughter of (John) Stuart Wheeler (b 1935), of Chilham Castle, Kent, by his wife the former Teresa Anne Codrington (b 1944), scion of the Codrington Baronets (cr GB, 1721).
James Allsopp is a grandson of the 5th Baron Hindlip (1912-93) (cr UK, 1886). The bride's father, Stuart Wheeler, is the adopted son of Capt Alexander Hamilton Wheeler, MC (who d 1942), and his wife the former Betty Lydia Gibbons, scion of the Gibbons Baronets (cr GB, 1752), &c.

Barbara Meriel Fawcus (nee Lyttelton) 1921-2012

Barbara Meriel Fawcus (nee Lyttelton), who died 3 June, 2012, was a scion of the Viscounts Cobham (cr GB 1718). She was born in 1921, a daughter of Cdr Stephen Clive Lyttelton, OBE, DSC (1887-1959), by his 1st wife the former Maureen Smith, and married in 1947, Charles Russell Fawcus ( d 1985) by whom she leaves issue.


George Frederick Stewart Vane-Tempest

Charlotte Jane Vane-Tempest (nee Oddie), wife of James Alexander Stewart Vane-Tempest (b 1981), scion of the Marquesses of Londonderry, gave birth to a son, George Frederick Stewart, 4 June, 2010. James Vane-Tempest is a son of (Charles) Stewart Martin Vane-Tempest (b 1950) , of Steeple Bumpstead, Suffolk, by his second wife, the former Jillian Barbara Bulow, and Charlotte is the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Simon Oddie, of Little Milton, Oxfordshire.  The infant descends from Lord Ernest Vane-Tempest, fourth son of the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry.


Indiana Alice Ferguson Davie

_.Catherine Louise (Bunny) Ferguson Davie (b 1979, nee Turner), wife of Charles John Ferguson-Davie (b. 1978), gave birth to a daughter, Indiana Alice, 20 May, 2012. Charles Ferguson-Davie is a scion of the Ferguson-Davie Baronets (cr.1847), eldest son of Julian Anthony Ferguson Davie (b. 1950), of Church Enstone, Oxfordshire, and Mrs Ferguson-Davie, & Catherine is a cion of the Barons Netherthorpe (cr.1959), and a daughter of the Hon. (Philip Noel) Nigel Turner (b. 1949), of Helions Bumpstead, Suffolk, and Mrs Annie Turner (nee Anne Rachel Brown), of Heythrop, Oxfordshire. 


Patrick Windham Baring

Johanna M (Jo) Baring (née McDonald), wife of Thomas Patrick Vivian Baring (b 1979) scion of the Earls of Cromer (cr 1901), gave birth to a son, Patrick Windham, 25 April, 2012, a brother for Ludovic John, b 24 April, 2010. Thomas Baring is the second son of the Hon Vivian John Rowland Baring (b 1950), of Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, by his wife (and kinswoman) the former Vivian Gweneth Baring (b 1951), sometime Extra Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess of Wales 1981-92, and Johanna  is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Terence McDonald, of Oving, West Sussex. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Macdougall/Wells marriage

From the Times of 8 June 2012:

MR R W MACDOUGALL AND MISS A J L WELLS – The marriage took place on Saturday 26th May 2012 at St Lawrence’s Church, Mereworth, Kent, of Robert, son of Dr and Mrs Colin Macdougall of London an formerly of Harare, Zimbabwe, and Augusta, daughter of Mr and Mrs Andrew Wells of Mere House, Mereworth.

Robert William (b 1979, reg March Oxfordshire) s of Dr Colin MACDOUGALL and __ PARKER.

Augusta Jane Lucinda (b 1984) only d of (William Arthur) Andrew WELLS TD (b 1949, s of Sir John Julius WELLS DL (b 1925, scion of that gentry family formerly of Bickley Hall and Holmewood) and Lucinda Mary Helen Frances MEATH BAKER (b 1922), scion of that gentry family of Hasfield Court and of the SHERBROOKE family of Oxton), and Tessa Margaret (b 1951) d of Lt-Col Jocelyn Eustace GURNEY DSO MC DL (1910-73), scion of that gentry family of Walsingham Abbey and Earlham, by his wife a scion of the ELWES family of Congham Hall, Norfolk.

Death of Gillian Lady Skipwith

From the Telegraph of 9 June 2012:

SKIPWITH  Gillian Lady, passed away peacefully on 1st June 2012. Mother of Zara and Alexander. Funeral Service to take place at Kensington Temple, Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3BY at 11.30 a.m. on Friday 15th June. Family flowers only, donations in lieu of flowers to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity sent c/o J.H. Kenyon Funeral Furnishers, 83 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UL.

She was the adopted d of Charles Frederick HARWOOD. She m Sir Patrick Alexander D’Estoteville SKIPWITH 12th Bt. Their only son, Alexander Sebastian Grey D’Estoteville (b 1969), is ha to the baronetcy and is m with a son (the next in line) and a dau.

Chloe Elizabeth Anne Cazenove

From the Telegraph of 8 June 2012:

Cazenove - On 30th May 2012, to Lucy and James, a daughter, Chloe Elizabeth Anne, a sister for William and Oliver.

James Edward de Lerrison is s of Michael Philip de Lerrison CAZENOVE (b 1946), scion of the gentry family of that name of Cottesbrooke

Lucy is d of Roger HEISE of Bensheim, Germany.

William Viljo Frederick Aikenhead

From the Telegraph of 7 June 2012:

AIKENHEAD  On May 21st 2012, at RHCH, to EMMA and PHILIP, a son William (Viljo) Frederick, a brother for Amelia and Aimée.

I take this to be Philip Christopher (b 1973, reg June, Greenwich) s of Charles David AIKENHEAD (b 1946), of that gentry family formerly of Otterington Hall, and Penelope Susan d of Lt-Cdr N HALL RN of Les Deux Ruelles, St Lawrence, Jersey CI.. He m 9 Aug 2002, Emma J d of __ DAY. Their first dau, Amelia Johanna, was b 22 May 2004. Their 2nd dau, Aimee Susanna, was b 22 June 2006.

James Valentine Edwards, CVO

From the Telegraph of 2 June 2012:

EDWARDS - James Valentine, CVO, died 28th May 2012. Husband of the late Barbara, father of Caroline and Sasha, stepfather of Guisha and Rara. Funeral at Holy Trinity, Long Sutton, Somerset on Monday 18th June at 3pm. Family flowers only. Donations, if wished, to St Margaret's Hospice, c/o Forsey & Son, Tel: 01458 272297.

He was s of Capt Alfred Harold EDWARDS OBE and Eleanor HAYES. He m 1965 Barbara (1929-2010) formerly wife of her cousin, Prince Michael Sergeievitch Cantacuzène, Count Sperànsky (d 2000) and d of Sir John Coldbrook HANBURY-WILLIAMS CVO (1892-1965), head of that gentry family formerly of Nant Oer and Coldbrook Park, and Gentleman Usher to four sovereigns from GEORGE V to THE QUEEN, and Princess Zenaida Mikhailovna (1908-80) d of Maj-Gen Prince Mikhail Mikhailovitch Cantacuzène, 2nd Count Sperànsky, by Julia (1876-1975 d of General Frederick Dent (1850-1912, s of President Ulysses S GRANT (1822-85) and Julia DENT (1826-1902)), and Ida Marie (1854-1930) d of Henry Hamilton HONORE of Chicago).
He had two d, and one step s one step d as above.

Adrian Vincent Pelly, LVO

From the Telegraph and Times of 7 June 2012:


Adrian Vincent, LVO, on Thursday, 31st May 2012, aged 92. Widower of Margaret, much loved uncle, godfather and friend. Service of Thanksgiving at All Saints Church, East Meon, Nr Petersfield, Hampshire at 3 p.m. on Friday, 15th June. Family flowers only. Donations, if wished, to All Saints PCC East Meon c/o Michael Miller and Partners Ltd, 27A High Street, Petersfield, Hants, GU32 3JR. Tel: 01730 233244.

He was s of Adm Sir Henry Bertram PELLY KCVO CB (1867-1942), scion of the PELLY Bts, and Lillian Katharine Hawkshaw (1883-1966) d of Sir William VINCENT 12th Bt (1834-1914, cr 1620, ext on the d of the 16th Bt in 1941) by his 2nd w a scion of the HOSKYNS Bts. He m 1975 Margaret Esterel (1930-97) d of Lt-Col Roger Uvedale LAMBERT MBE of Cuckseys Farm, Bletchingly, Surrey, and Muriel Froude (1896-1985) d of Sir Reginald Laurence ANTROBUS KCMG CB (1853-1942). He was The QUEEN’s Land Steward at Windsor 1951-71.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hutt/McCorquodale marriage

_.The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attended the marriage, 9 June 2012, at the Church of St Andrew & St Michael, Stoke Rochford, of 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.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Death of Ros Chatto, theatrical agent

Rosalind Joan (Ros) Chatto (nee Thompson), the theatrical agent, and mother of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones's husband, Daniel Chatto, died at Chelsea, 5 June, 2012. She married in 1947, Thomas Chatto St John Sproule, the actor Tom Chatto (1920-82), by whom she had 2 sons, James & Daniel.


Friday, June 08, 2012

Henry George Brougham

_. Nicola J (Nikki) Brougham (nee Moore), wife of the Hon Charles William Brougham (b 7 Nov 1971), gave birth to a son, Henry George, 21 April, 2012, a brother for Charlotte Isabella (Lottie), who was b 9 Nov, 2010.

The Hon Charles Brougham is the only son & heir of the 5th Baron Brougham and Vaux, CBE (b 2 Aug 1938), of Westminster, London, by his 2nd wife the former Catherine Gulliver (now Mrs Catherine Russell wife of Mr Rupert Edward Odo Russell, of Oare, Wiltshire), and Nicola is the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs David Moore, Mobberley, Cheshire. 


Tane Mahuta Lewis: Grandson for the Duke of Gloucester

_The Lady Davina Elizabeth Alice Benedikte Lewis (nee Windsor, b 19 Nov 1977), scion of the Dukes of Gloucester, & wife of Gary  Lewis (b 25 Aug 1970), gave birth to a son, Tane Mahuta Lewis,  25 May 2012, a brother for Senna (female) (b 22 Jun 2010) ---  the latest great-great grandchild for King George V and Queen Mary.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Alexandra Beatrice Ludlam

_.Victoria Louise Ludlam (b 1982, nee Caulfeild), wife of Simon T. Ludlam, gave birth to a daughter, Alexandra Beatrice, 4 June, 2012. 

Simon Ludlam is a son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Ludlam, of Bickley, Kent, and Victoria, a scion of the Viscounts Charlemont (Peerage of Ireland, 1665), is the daughter of James Alexander Toby Caulfeild (b 1937), of Redford, West Sussex, by his wife Diana Penelope Pound. 


Oliver David Patrick Lort-Phillips

Hannah R. Lort-Phillips (nee Bulmer), wife of Captain Harry P.F. Lort-Phillips, 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's), scion of the Lort-Phillips family of Lawrenny, gave birth to a son, Oliver David Patrick, 25 May, 2012, a brother for Sophie Rosanna, who was born 15 December, 2009. Harry is descended from the Barons Grenfell, & is son of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs Patrick Lort-Phillips, of Palm House, Market Lavington, Wiltshire. Hannah is a daughter of Mr and Mrs David Bulmer, of Brilley Court, Herefordshire. 


Leila Rose Hurd

._The Lady Clare Therese Hurd (nee Kerr, b 1979), scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, & wife of the Hon Nicholas Richard Hurd, MP (b 1962), scion of the Barony of Hurd of Westwell, gave birth to a daughter, Leila Rose, 17 May, 2012. 

Nick Hurd is the son of the Baron Hurd of Westwell, CH, CBE, PC (b 8 Mar 1930), by his 1st wife, the former Tatiana Elizabeth Michelle Eyre, & Lady Clare is the eldest surv dau of the 13th Marquess of Lothian (b 7 Jul 1945), by his wife the former Lady (Theresa) Jane Fitzalan Howard (b 1945), 4th dau of the late 16th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO, GBE, TD, PC (1908-75), by his wife Lavinia, Duchess of Norfolk, LG, &c 


Friday, June 01, 2012

Lord Hindlip's heir weds Naomi Gummer

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall attended the wedding at Chadlington, Oxfordshire, 28 May, 2012, of her godson, 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. 

Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs to marry Rupert Finch

The engagement was announced in May, 2012, between (Charles) Rupert H. Finch (b Norfolk, 1978), only son of John H. Finch, by his wife the former Prudence C.L. Schulman, & the Lady Natasha Rose Eleanor Rufus Isaacs (b 1983), yr daughter of the 4th Marquess of Reading (b 18 May 1942) by his wife the former Melinda Victoria Dewar. 


Martha Melissa Spencer-Churchill

_.Claire Gillian Spencer-Churchill (nee Troughton, b 1980), wife of Dominic Albert Charles Spencer-Churchill (b 1979), scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, gave birth to a daughter, Martha Melissa, 18 May, 2012.

Dominic is the son of Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill (b 1940), by his 2nd wife the former Elizabeth Jane Wyndham, scion of the Barons Egremont, & Claire is a 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.