Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Theodore Bladen Leatham

Emma K. Leatham (nee Smalley), wife of Freddie B. Leatham, scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Theodore Bladen, 26 June, 2012. Freddie is a son of Mr Philip William Leatham, of Quenington, Gloucestershire (descended from the extinct Barons Buckland), by his former wife, the Hon Rowena Margaret Hawke (b. 1948), now The Hon Mrs Sanders of Hankerton, Wiltshire, & Emma is a dau of Mr Jonathan Smalley and Mrs Lynn Corrin, both of Maughold, Isle of Man. The infant is a great-grandson of the late 9th Baron Hawke.


Margot Doris Pleydell-Bouverie

Elizabeth Jane Kirsty Peydell-Bouverie (b 1982, nee Ennever), wife of Matthew Alexander Pleydell-Bouverie, scion of the Earls of Radnor, gave birth to a daughter, Margot Doris, 23 July, 2012. Matthew is a son of Rupert Wm Pleydell-Bouverie (b 1950), by his wife the former Evelyn Marie Conlon (b 1952).

Arthur Sholto Akers-Douglas

Camilla E.H. Akers-Douglas (nee Edwards), wife of the Hon. Oliver Ian Akers-Douglas (b. 13 Oct, 1973), gave birth to a son, Arthur Sholto, 23 July, 2012, a brother for Ivo and Alice. Oliver is the eldest son of the 4th Viscount Chilston (b. 1946), and Viscountess Chilston, of Tichborne, Hampshire, and Camilla is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs François Edwards, of Micheldever, Hampshire.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Freya Julia Gordon Lennox

_(Miranda) Poppy Gordon Lennox (nee Leather), wife of Hugo Charles Gordon Lennox (b 1980), scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, gave birth to a daughter, Freya Julia, 10 July, 2012. Hugo is the son of Commander Andrew Charles Gordon Lennox (b 1948), of Westbourne, West Sussex, & Mrs Gordon Lennox, and Poppy is a daughter of Mr Tony Leather, of Chipping Norton, and Mrs Penelope Leather, of Bledington, Gloucestershire.  


Birth of a son to the Earl & Countess of Haddo

_.  Isabelle Gordon, styled Countess of Haddo, wife of George Ian Alastair Gordon, styled Earl of Haddo (b 4 May 1983), gave birth to a son, Ivo Alexander Ninian, styled Viscount Formantine, 18 July, 2012. The Earl of Haddo is the eldest son of the 7th Marquess of Aberdeen & Temair (b 31 Mar 1955), of House of Formartine, Aberdeenshire, b y his wife the former Joanna Clodagh Houldsworth (descended from the Earls of Morton), and Isabelle is the younger daughter of Mr David Coaten, of London, W8, and Mrs Sacha Coaten, of London, SW1. 


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Welby-Everard/Leung betrothal

_The engagement has been announced between Dr Peter G.E. Welby-Everard, scion of the Welby Baronets (cr UK, 1801), son of Mr & Mrs Peter Welby-Everard, of Solihull, West Midlands, & Miss Rachel S. Leung, dau of Mr & Mrs Frank Leung, of Bury St Edmunds.


Arthur Stewart Colquhoun

_Charlotte J. Colquhoun (nee Murphy), wife of Patrick Colquhoun of Luss, yr, scion of that family of baronets, gave birth to a son, Arthur Stewart, 19 July, 2012. Patrick is the eldest son of Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss, 9th Baronet, and Mrs Susan Clark, of Princeton, New Jersey, USA, and Charlotte is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Christopher Murphy, of Horsford, Norfolk. 


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Angharad Rees (1949-2012)

_The actress Angharad Rees, who has died from pancreatic cancer, aged 63, was the wife of David McAlpine, scion of that family of Baronets, and was  former wife of Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove (1943-2012), actor, scion of that landed family.

She was born 16 July, 1949, and married Cazenove in 1973. They divorced in 1994 having had two sons, Linford and Rhys. She married David McAlpine in 2005. She is survived by her husband and younger son Rhys (b 1976). The elder son, Linford (b 1974), died as the result of an accident in 1999.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Birth of a son and heir to the Duke & Duchess of Hamilton

_The Duchess of Hamilton & Brandon (b 1976), wife of Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton (b 31 Mar 1978), gave birth to a son and heir Douglas Charles Douglas-Hamilton, styled Marquess of Douglas & Clydesdale, born 9 July, 2012.

The Duke of Hamilton & Brandon is the 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), eldest dau. of Sir Walter Scott, 4th Bt., of Beauclerc, Bywell St Andrews, co. Northumberland.

The Duchess of Hamilton is the former Sophie Ann Rutherford, dau of Mr Hubert Rutherford (b 1940), of Roxburghshire and Mrs Isabel Rutherford, of Edinburgh.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sir Henry Saxon Tate, 5th Baronet (1931-2012)

_Sir Henry Saxon Tate, CBE, 5th Baronet (cr UK, 1898), died in Portugal, 11 July, 2012. He was 80. Businessman Sir Henry was a director of the family firm, Tate & Lyle, for over 40 years. Born 28 Nov 1931, he succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death in 1994. He was twice wed and is succeeded in the title by his son, Edward Nicholas Tate, born 2 July, 1966.


Lt-Gen. Sir David George House, GCB, KCVO, CBE, MC (1922-2012)

Lt-Gen Sir David George House, GCB, KCVO, CBE, MC, died 14 July, 2012. Sir David served as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, House of Lords 1978-85; was Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords, and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, 1978-85. During his long military career he was GOC, Northern Ireland, 1975-77, and Colonel Commandant of The Light Division.

He was b 8 Aug 1922, son of A.G. House, and married in 1947, Sheila Betty Darwin, by whom he had issue, 2 daughters, Jennifer & Elizabeth.

The funeral takes place at St Andrew's Church, Aldborough, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, 26 July, 2012.


Death of Rhona Lady Guthrie

Rhona Lady Guthrie, who died 14 July, 2012, in Jersey, aged 93, was the widow of Sir Giles Connop McEacharn Guthrie, OBE, DSC, 2nd Baronet. She was the former Rhona Stileman, dau of Frederic Stileman, and married Sir Giles in 1939. She leaves issue___.

Sir Richard Edward Pilditch, 4th Baronet (1926-2012)

_. Sir Richard Edward Pilditch, 4th Baronet, died 30 June, 2012. He was 85.

He was b 8 Sept, 1926, son of Sir Philip John Frederick Pilditch, 3rd Baronet, and succeeded to the title (cr 1929) on his father's demise in 1954; married 1950, Pauline Elizabeth Smith, by whom he had issue, a son and a daughter. The son, John Richard, b 24 Sept, 1955, succeeds as fifth baronet.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

General Sir David William Fraser, GCB, OBE (1920-2012)

_General Sir David Fraser, GCB, OBE, who died 15 July, 2012, at the age of 91, was a scion of the Lords Saltoun (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1445), a grandson of the 18th peer, and was b 30 Dec, 1920, son of Brig. The Hon William Fraser, DSO, MC (1890-1964), by his wife the former Pamela Cynthia Maude, scion of the Viscounts Hawarden (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1793); married twice, 1stly, 1947 (div 1952), Anne Balfour, scion of the Earls of Balfour (Peerage of the UK, cr 1922), dau of Brig. Edward William Sturgis Balfour, CVO, DSO, OBE, MC; 2ndly, 1957, Julia Frances Oldridge, dau of Maj C. James Oldridge de la Hey, and had issue from both marriages.


Murray Threipland/Cortesi engagement

The engagement was announced in July 2012 between Robert Murray Threipland, scion of that landed family, younger son of Mr (Stuart) Wyndham Murray Threipland, of Dunbeath, Caithness, and Mrs Belinda Murray Threipland, of Ardfern, Argyll, and Martina Elizabetta, yr d. of Sgr & Sgra Adrea Cortesi of Italy.

Mrs Belinda Murray Threipland is a descendant of the Merrie Monarch Charles II, daughter of Maj (Anthony) Dermot Melloney Musker by his wife the former Hon Mary Angela FitzRoy, dau of the 2nd Viscount Daventry.


Monday, July 16, 2012

16th Viscount of Arbuthnott, KT, CBE, DSC (1924-2012)

_The Viscount of Arbuthnott, who has died aged 87, was the 16th Viscount (cr 1641), and the 16th Lord Inverbervie (also cr 1641) both in the Peerage of Scotland, and was Chief of the Name & Arms of Arbuthnott.

Lord Arbuthnott served as Lord Lieutenant of the Grampian Region (Kincardineshire) 1977-99, and was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Thistle in 1996.

John Campbell Arbuthnott was b 26 Oct, 1924, son of the 15th viscount by his wife the former Ursula Collingwood (d 20 Dec 1989), and succeeded to the peerages on his father's demise, 15 Dec, 1966.

He married in 1949, Elizabeth Mary Darley Oxley, who d.16 January, 2010, by whom he had issue. His son, the Hon John Keith Oxley Arbuthnott, Master of Arbuthnott, who was b 18 Jul 1950, succeeds to the peerages.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Rupert Forbes Adam (1957-2012)

_Rupert Forbes Adam, who died suddenly, 6 July, 2012, at the age of 54, was a scion of the Adam Baronets (cr UK, 1917). He was a grandson maternally of Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet, and was a grandson paternally of Colin Forbes Adam, CSI (1889-1982) sometime chairman of the Yorkshire Post.

He was born 11 Aug 1957, son of Desmond Forbes Adam (1926-58) by his wife Vivien Elisabeth Mosley. His father died as the result of an accident a year after his birth.

He married in 1981, Mrs Anya Hillman (nee Butler),. No issue. He is survived by two sisters, Cynthia and Arabella.


Friday, July 06, 2012

Death of Count Arthur Tarnowski aged 82

_Count Arthur John Tarnowski, who died 30 June, 2012, aged 82, was a former husband of the Hon Bridget Astor, scion of the Barons Astor of Hever (Peerage of the UK, cr 1956), sometime son-in-law of the 2nd Baron Astor of Hever.

He married the Hon Bridget Mary Astor (b 1948) in 1980 and divorced six years later. He leaves two sons, Sebastian (b 1981) and Lucian (b 1984) from the marriage.


Rosamond Countess of Cardigan dies aged 63

Rosamond Jane Countess of Cardigan, who died 4 July, 2012, at the age of 63, was the former wife of David Michael James Brudenell-Bruce, styled Earl of Cardigan (b 12 Nov 1952), son and heir of the 8th Marquess of Ailesbury (Peerage of the UK, cr 1821).

She was born Rosamond Jane Winkley, dau of Capt W.R.M. Winkley, of Bruton, Somerset, and married Lord Cardigan in 1980. They divorced in 2009.

She is survived by a son, Thomas James, styled Viscount Savernake (b 1982), and by a daughter Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce (b 1984) a singer and songwriter,who found fame recently as 'Bo Bruce' on the reality TV programme 'The Voice'.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Walwyn/Gibson engagement

_The engagement was announced 5 July, 2012, between Humphrey George Walwyn (b 1980), second son of Mr Humphrey S. Walwyn (b 1948) by his wife the former Mary Watt, and Annabel Martha K. Gibson (b 1977), daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Peter Leslie Gibson, PC (b 1934), sometime a Lord Justice of Appeal, by his late wife the former Katharine Hadow (1939-2002).

Humphrey Walwyn descends from the van Straubenzee landed family.


Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Count Robert Jean-Marie de La Rochefoucauld (1923-2012)

Count Robert Jean-Marie de La Rochefoucauld, born Paris, 16 Sept, 1923, died 8 May, 2012. He married Bernadette (née de Marcieu de Gontaut-Biron). She survives him, with three daughters. Their son Jean inherits the title.

Sir Valentine Robert Duff Abdy, 6th Baronet (1937-2012)

_Sir Valentine Robert Duff Abdy, 6th Baronet died 27 June 2012. He was born 11 September, 1937, son of Sir Robert Henry Edward Abdy, 5th Bt (1896-1976), by his 2nd wife, the former Lady (Helen) Diana Bridgeman (d 1967), daughter of the 5th Earl of Bradford; married 1971 (div 1982) Mathilde, dau of Etienne Coche de la Ferte, by whom he had a son, Robert Etienne Eric, born 22 Feb 1978, who now succeeds as 7th Baronet (cr Baronet UK, 1850).

Funeral service at the église Sainte-Eugénie at Marnes-la-Coquette, France, on 5 July 2012.

Pamela Sylva Winn

_Pamela Syvla Winn, who died 29 June, 2012, aged 79, was the widow of Maj Henry John Winn, MC, TD (1914-91), a scion of the Barons St Oswald (Peerage of the UK, cr 1885), of Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire.

She was the former Pamela Sylva de Rougemont, daughter of Ernest Charles de Rougemont, CBE, and married in 1960. She leaves a son and a daughter.


14th Earl of Loudoun (1942-2012)

_The 14th Earl of Loudoun (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1633), died 30 June, 2012, at Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia. He was 69.

He was born Michael Edward Lord (surname later changed to Abney-Hastings), 22 July, 1942, the son of Capt Walter Strickland Lord by his wife the then Lady Barbara Huddleston Abney-Hastings, elldest daughter of Edith, suo jure (12th) Countess of Loudoun (1883-1960).

His mother succeeded, 24 Feb 1960, as 13th holder of the earldom, and to the Lordships of Campbell of Loudoun (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1601), and Tarrinzean and Mauchline (Peerage of Scotland cr 1633), and he was styled Lord Mauchline until he succeeded to the family honours on the death of his mother, 1 Nov, 2002.

He married in 1969, Noeline Margaret McCormick, by whom he had issue, two sons and two daughters. The peerages now devolve upon his elder son, Simon Michael Abney-Hastings, styled Lord Mauchline, who was born in 1974.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Death of Joan Lady Carew Pole

_Joan Lady Carew Pole, who died 24 June, 2012, aged 91, was the 2nd wife, and widow, of Sir John Gawen Carew Pole, 12th Baronet, DSO, TD.

She was the former Joan Shirley Blackman, daughter of Rear Admiral Charles Maurice Blackman, DSO, and married firstly, Maj Jocelyn Arthur Persse, Rifle Brigade (of that Irish landed family), and secondly, in 1948, Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Edgar of Fulford (b 23 July 1898), of Great Fulford, and head of that landed family; and thirdly, in 1979, as his second wife, and her third husband, Sir John Carew Pole, Bt, who died in 1993.

Avenel/St John Webster marriage

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge attended the wedding, in Somerset, on Saturday 30 June 2012, of Mr Gerald Avenel, son of Mr & Mrs Gilles Avenel, of Bellengreville, Normandy, & Alice Victoria L. St John Webster (b 1982), daughter of Mr Rory St John Webster, of West Wick, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Inga Clinton.


Anslem Charles Fitzwilliam Rees-Mogg

_Helena Anne Beatrix Wentworth Fitzwilliam Rees-Mogg (nee de Chair, b 1977), wife of the Hon. Jacob William Rees-Mogg (b. 1969), younger son of the Baron Rees-Mogg (b. 14 July 1928), life peer since 1988, of Mells, Somerset, and Baroness Rees-Mogg, gave birth to a son, Anslem Charles Fitzwilliam, 22 June 2012, a brother for Peter, Mary and Thomas. Mrs Rees-Mogg is a granddaughter maternally of the 8th Earl Fitzwilliam. 


Conrad Nicholas Oppenhein Doimi de Frankopan

_Princess_Natasha Frankopan (nee Oppenheim), wife of _Prince_Nicholas Frankopan, gave birth to a son, Conrad Nicholas Oppenheim, 25 June, 2012, a brother for Tekia Luciana Oppenheim, who was b 18 September, 2009. Nicholas is the second son of Prince Louis Doimi de Frankopan (b 1939), of Kensington, London, by his wife th former Ingrid Detter, and Natasha is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Oppenheim, of Kensington, London.

Nicholas Frankopan is a brother of Lady Nicholas Windsor.