Monday, October 29, 2012

Sir Richard David Christopher Brooke, 11th Baronet (1938-2012)

_.Sir Richard David Christopher Brooke, 11th Baronet (Baronetcy E, cr 1662, of Norton Priory, co Chester), died 24 October, 2012. He was 74.

He was born 23 Oct, 1938, son of Sir Richard Neville Brooke, 10th Baronet (1915-1997), by his wife the former Lady Mabel Kathleen Jocelyn (d 27 Jun 1985), daughter of the 8th Earl of Roden, and succeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 1997; married 1stly, 1963 (div 1976), Carola Marion Erskine Hill, and 2ndly, in 1979, Lucinda (nee Voelcker), and is succeeded in the baronetcy by the elder son (of the 1st marriage), Richard Christopher, who was b 10 July, 1966.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hay/Whitbread engagement

_.The engagement was announced 27 October, 2012, between Robert Alexander Hay (b 1976), scion of the Marquesses of Tweeddale (Peerage of Scotland, cr  1694), only son of Alexander Douglas Hay (b 1948), of Duns Castle, Berwickshire, by his wife the former Aline Mary Macdougall, & Sophia Juliet Whitbread (b 1982), scion of that landed (brewing) dynasty, yst daughter of Mr William Whitbread, of Dennington, Suffolk, by his wife the former ________Hall.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Marsham/Beaumont engagement

_.The engagement was announced in October, 2012, between the Hon Michael Julian Marsham (b 3 Mar 1979), second son of Julian Charles Marsham, 8th Earl of Romney (b 28 Mar 1948), of Gayton Hall, Norfolk, by his wife the former Catriona Anne Stewart (descended from the Barons Cochrane of Cults), & the Hon Lucy Harriet Beaumont (b 30 Apr 1981), eldest daughter of Wentworth Peter Ismay Beaumont, 4th Viscount Allendale (b 13 Nov 1948), of Bywell Castle, Northumberland, by his wife the former Theresa More O'Ferrall (descended from the Jackson Baronets), &c.


Princess Madeleine of Sweden to marry Chris O'Neill

_.The engagement was announced in October 2012 between Christopher Paul O'Neill (b London, 27 June, 1974), son of the late Paul O'Neill (d 2004), by his wife the former Eva Maria Walter, & HRH The Princess Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine of Sweden, Duchess of Halsingland & Gastrikland (b 10 June 1982), younger daughter of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (b 13 Apr 1946) and Queen Silvia of Sweden (b 23 Dec, 1943).

Chris O'Neill is a half brother of Tatjana Schoeller, wife of (John) Henry Erland d'Abo (b 7 Oct 1953), scion of the landed family of that name, and a grandson maternally of John Henry Montagu (Manners) 9th Duke of Rutland.

The bride-to-be is a great granddaughter of Princess Margaret of Connaught, and a great-great granddaughter of HRH The Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught & Strathearn (Peerage of the UK, cr 1874; extinct 1943), third son of HM Queen Victoria, &c.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lady Hanbury Tenison (1931-2012)

_. Lady Hanbury Tenison, of Clytha Park, Gwent, who died 22 Oct, 2012, aged 81, was the wife of a former Lord Lieutenant for the couty of Gwent, and was a scion of the Lords Saltoun (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1445).

Lady Hanbury Tenison was the wife of Sir Richard Hanbury Tenison, KCVO (b 3 January, 1925), of Clytha Park, Gwent, Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, 1979-2001.

She was born Euphan Mary Wardlaw Ramsay in 1931, daughter of Maj Arthur Balcarres Wardlaw Ramsay (d 1956), descended from the Barons Magheramorne, by his wife the former Hon Mary Alexandra Fraser (1892-1969), daughter of the 18th Lord Saltoun, &c. She married Richard Hanbury Tenison in 1955, and leaves issue.


Morshead/Nicolson engagement

_.The engagement was announced 25 Oct, 2012, between Charles Christopher Thomas Morshead (b 1981), elder son of Mr Samuel R. Morshead, of St Fillans, Perthshire and Mrs Annabelle Carol Elizabeth Morshead (nee Bates, b 25 Dec 1955), of Langley-on-Tyne, Northumberland, descended from the Musgrave baronets, and Miss Louise Alexandra Patricia Nicolson (b. 1984), scion of the Lords Saltoun (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1445), elder daughter of Capt Mark Malise Nicolson, of Cairbulg Castle, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the Hon Katharine Ingrid Mary Isabel FRASER, Mistress of Saltoun (b 11 Oct, 1957).

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the Lady Saltoun (a peeress in her own right), and the late Capt Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsay of Mar, and a great-granddaughter of HRH Princess Patricia of Connaught (afterwards Lady Patricia Ramsay), and a great-great granddaughter of HRH The Duke of Connaught, son of HM Queen Victoria, &c.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lord Teviot's heir weds

_.The marriage took place in Breconshire, 13 Oct, 2012, between the Hon Charles Robert Kerr (b 19 Sept, 1971), only son and heir of the 2nd Baron Teviot (b 16 Dec 1934), by his wife the former Patricia Mary Harris, and Fiona C. Parry-Jones, daughter of Mr David Parry-Jones and the late Sheila Parry-Jones.

It is Mr Kerr's second marriage. He married firstly in 2000, Yamalette Molina Guillen, by whom he has a daughter, Arianna Sophia Kerr (b 2003).


Monday, October 22, 2012

Heather Lady Malcolm

_.(Gillian) Heather Lady Malcolm, who died 15 Oct, 2012, was the widow, by only a few weeks, of Colonel Sir James William Thomas Alexander Malcolm, 12th Baronet (Baronetcy, Nova Scotia, cr 1665).

Her husband died 4 September, 2012. He was 82.

The former Gillian Heather Humpherus, she wed Sir James in 1955. Her son, Maj. Alexander James Elton Malcolm, Welsh Guards (b 30 Aug 1956), succeeded as thirteenth baronet.


Eileen Marjorie Clare Smith (1932-2012)

.Eileen Marjorie Clare Smith (nee Prince-Smith), who died 17 Oct, 2012, aged 80, was a scion of the Prince-Smith Baronets (cr UK, 1911), a daughter of the 3rd Bart. She married in 1959, Stephen Hattersley Smith, and was mother of a son and 2 daughters.


Son and heir for the Earl and Countess of Pembroke

_.The Countess of Pembroke (nee Victoria Bullough), wife of William Alexander Sidney [Herbert], 18th Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery (b 18 May 1978), of Wilton, Wilts, gave birth to a son and heir, Reginald Henry Michael (Herbert), styled Lord Herbert, at Salisbury, 21 Oct, 2012, a brother for Lady Alexandra Herbert.

Lord Pembroke is the only son of the late 17th Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery (1939-2003), by his 1st wife the former Claire Rose Pelly, scion of the Pelly Barts.

The Countess of Pembroke is the youngest daughter Michael Bullough of Culcreuch, of Huntingtower, co. Perth, by his wife Sandra Lee-Graham.

Lord Pembroke's mother married 2ndly, 1984 as his second wife Stuart Wyndham Murray Threipland, of Trafalgar House, Salisbury, co. Wiltshire). Claire is the only dau. of Douglas Gurney Pelly, of Swaynes Hall, Saffron Walden, co. Essex, by his wife Monica Tate, only dau. of Lt Col Arthur Wignall Tate DSO, of Lenwade House, Great Witchingham, co. Norfolk.

Lord Pembroke is 18th Earl of Pembroke (England, let. pat.11 Aug 1551); 15th Earl of Montgomery (England, let. pat. 4 May 1605); 18th Baron Herbert of Cardiff, of Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan (England, let. pat.10 Aug 1551), 15th Baron Herbert of Shurland, of Shurland in the Isle of Sheppey. (England, let. pat. 4 May 1605) 7th Baron Herbert of Lea (United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Jan 1861).

The Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery is a sister of John Bullough of Culcreuch, Yr, who married 1998, Lady Georgiana Dorothea Mary Murray (b. 10 Mar 1967), dau of the 8th and 7th Earl of Mansfield, DL.


Leschallas/Rowan engagement

_.The engagement was announced in Oct 2012, between Alexander Charles Pigé Leschallas (b 1978), a kinsman of HM The Queen via his Bowes Lyon descent, son of James Pigé Leschallas, of Cranmore, Somerset, descended from the Earls of Romney, by his wife the former Rosemary Elizabeth Elphinstone (b 1947), scion of the Lords Elphinstone, & Sarah Rowan, daughter of the late Mr Hugh Rowan and Mrs Lynne Rowan, of Cowden, Kent. 

Lord Hacking's son engaged

_.The engagement was announced in October, 2012, between the Hon Alexander Roland Harry Hacking (b 20 Jan 1984), son of the 3rd Baron Hacking (b 17 Apr 1938), of Kennington, London, by his 2nd wife the former Tessa Margaret Hunt, & Jennifer S. Walsh, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Robert Walsh, of Towersey, Oxfordshire.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Rosemary Scott-Moncrieff (1928-2012)

_. (Dora) Rosemary Scott-Moncrieff, who died 8 October, 2012, was the wife of Lieutenant-Colonel William Scott-Moncrieff, head of that landed family, formerly of Fossway. She was the former Dora Rosemary Knollys, and was born in London in 1928, daughter Harold Lucian Knollys, of Abbeylands, Weybridge, Surrey, and married Lt-Col. Scott-Moncrieff, 22 March, 1950. She had issue, two daughters, Jean Claire (b 1952), and Lucy Ann (b 1954).


Thursday, October 11, 2012

George Francis Lane Fox (1931-2012)

_. Maj. George Francis Lane Fox, head of the landed family, of Bramham Park, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, died at his home, 9 October, 2012. He was 81.

He was born 15 May, 1931, eldest son of Lt-Col Francis Gordon Ward-Jackson (1899-1989), by his wife, the Hon Marcia Agnes Mary Lane Fox (1904-80), eldest of the four daughters of the 1st (and last) Baron Bingley, who had no sons. In 1937, Lt-Col Ward Jackson assumed the surname of Lane Fox in lieu of Jackson.

George Lane Fox was educated at Eton & RMC; career:- landowner, served as Major in the Royal Horse Guards, &c.

He married 10 Aug 1962, (Helen) Victoria, only daughter of Maj Charles Edward Rodney Duff, 8th Royal Irish Hussars, by whom he had issue, three sons, George, James and Edward. Mrs Lane Fox died 30 Nov, 1997.

He succeeded as head of the Lane Fox family by his eldest son, Capt George Charles Nicholas Lane Fox, who was born 25 Dec, 1963.


Burbridge-King/Hamilton-Baillie engagement

_.The engagement was announced in Oct 2012 between Dr Tom H. Burbridge-King, eldest son of Mr John Burbridge-King, of Oakley, Hampshire, and Mrs Barry Unwin, of Betchworth, Surrey, & Dr Daisy Ernestine Hamilton-Baillie (b 1982), scion of the Earls of Haddington (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1619), second daughter of Thomas Richard Hamilton-Baillie (b 1948), of Sanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Mafrina von Senger und Etterlin.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sir Andrew Colin Hugh Smith (1931-2012)

_.Sir Andrew Colin Hugh Smith, chairman of the London Stock Exchange, 1988-94, died 3 October, 2012. He was 81. He was born 6 Sept 1931, son of Lt-Cdr Colin Hugh Smith by his wife the former Elizabeth Dulcie Hotham, scion of the Barons Hotham; married 1964, Venetia, dau of Lt-Col Peter Flower, by whom he had issue, 2 sons. His yr brother, Col Henry Owen Hugh Smith, was CO The Blues & Royals and served as equerry to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.


Sunday, October 07, 2012

Dowager Countess of Denbigh dies aged 75

_.The Dowager Countess of Denbigh died 30 September, 2012. The widow of the 11th earl was aged 75.

She was born Caroline Judith Vivienne (Judy) Cooke, daughter of Lt-Col. Geoffrey Cooke, of Little Orchard, Sunningdale, co Berkshire, and married 2 Sept, 1965, William Rudolph Michael Feilding, 11th Earl of Denbigh (1943-95) (Peerage of England, cr 1622), and 10th Earl of Desmond (Peerage of Ireland, also cr 1622), who died 23 Mar, 1995.

Lady Denbigh leaves one son, Alexander, 12th Earl of Denbigh, and 2 daughters, Lady Samantha Hurley and Lady Louisa Barton.


Friday, October 05, 2012

Group Capt Peter Townsend (died 1995)

The Lady Kinloss (1922-2012)

_.The Lady Kinloss, 12th in line (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1601/2), died in hospital, 30 September, 2012, aged 90. Lady Kinloss, Beatrice Mary Freeman-Grenville, lived at Sheriff Hutton, near York.

She was born 18 Aug 1922, daughter of Rev. Hon Luis Grenville, Master of Kinloss (1889-Aug 1944), by his wife the former Katherine Jackman; succeeded to the peerage, 17 Oct, 1944, on the demise of her grandmother, Mary Temple Nugent-Brydges-Grenville, later Morgan, later Morgan-Grenville, suo jure Lady Kinloss.

She married in 1950, Greville Stewart Parker Freeman, later Freeman-Grenville (d 2005), by whom she had issue, one son Bevil, styled Master of Kinloss (1953-2012), and 2 daughters, Teresa and Hester.

The peerage now devolves upon her Ladyship's elder daughter, Teresa Mary Nugent Grenville Freeman-Grenville, Mistress of Kinloss, who was b. 20 July, 1957. She is unm.


Kit Edward Duckworth-Chad

__.Lucy Rose Duckworth-Chad (b 1979, nee Greenwell), wife of William George Christopher Duckworth-Chad (b 1975), a second cousin of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, gave birth to a son, Kit Edward, 29 September, 2012.

William Duckworth-Chad is the son of Anthony Duckworth-Chad (b 1942), of Pynkney, Norfolk, by his wife, the former Elizabeth Sarah Wake-Walker (b 1944), scion of the Walker Baronets (cr UK 1856), & Lucy is a daughter of Sir Edward Greenwell, 4th Baronet (b 1948) and the late Lady Greenwell, of Gedgrave, Suffolk. 


Campbell/Crewe-Read engagement

_.The engagement was announced 4 October, 2012, between Harry N.E. Campbell, son of Mr Gerald Campbell, of Tenterden, Kent, & Mrs Dorian Campbell, of Northiam, East Sussex, & Chloe Crewe-Read (b 1985), scion of the landed family of Crewe-Read, of Llandinam, daughter of Christopher Thomas Malcolm Crewe-Read (b 19 Mar 1951),of Adlestrop, Glos (a grandson maternally of the 1st Baron Robins), by his former wife Belinda Bennett (now Mrs Belinda Hadden, of London) dau of Sir Reginald Bennett, VRD, &c.


Thursday, October 04, 2012

Voss/Fellowes engagement

_.The engagement was announced 4 Oct 2012 between Mr Mario Voss, son of Dr and Frau Heinz-Werner Voss, of Northdorn, Germany, & Zillah Elizabeth Fellowes (b 1985), scion of the landed family of Fellowes of Shotesham Park, daughter of David William Lyon Fellowes (b 4 Oct 1949), of Little Somborne, Hampshire, by his wife the former Venetia A. Moorhead (b 1953).


Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Rous/Hill engagement

_.The engagement was announced 2 October, 2012, between James Anthony Edward Rous (b 1972), scion of the Earls of Stradbroke (Peerage of the UK, cr 1821; Baronetcy cr 1660), son of the late Lt-Gen Hon Sir William Rous, KCB, by his wife the Hon Lady Rous (the former Judith Rosemary Persse), & Charlotte Patricia P. Hill (b 1985), daughter of Mr Matthew O.F. Hill by his former wife the former Penelope M.G. Duckham (b 1953).

James Rous is a nephew of the 6th Earl of Stradbroke.


Aumonier/Bethell engagement

_.The engagement was announced 2 October, 2012, between James Stacy Aumonier (b 1978), son of Mr  Philip Aumonier, of Warham, West Sussex, & Mrs Aumonier (nee Wallace) & Lucinda Emma Bethell (b 1979), a scion of the Barons Westbury (Peerage of the UK, cr 1861), daughter of the Hon James David William Bethell (b 1952), racehorse trainer, of Coverham, North Yorkshire, by his 1st wife, Emma Hermione Nicolson (see Lordship of Saltoun) (now Mrs Nicholas Higgin, of Malpas, Cheshire).


Scott/Wood engagement

_.The engagement was announced 2 Oct, 2012, between Rupert Scott, son of Mr & Mrs David Scott, and Leonora Sarah Clare Wood (b 1982), scion of the Earls of Halifax (Peerage of the UK, cr 1944), only child of the Hon Edward Orlando Charles Wood (b 1951), by his former wife, Joanna Harriet Pinches (now Mrs Charles Hansard).

Leonora Wood is a granddaughter paternally of the Hon Richard Frederick Wood, sometime Conservative MP for Bridlington and a Government minister (a yr son of the 1st Earl of Halifax), created a life peer in 1979 as Baron Holderness.


Frances Amanda Raven Hoskyns-Abrahall

_.Lucy Hoskyns-Abrahall (née Pease), wife of Bennet Mansel Leigh Hoskyns-Abrahall (b. 1971), scion of the Hoskyns Baronets [created in 1676], gave birth to a daughter, Frances Amanda Raven (Frankie), 17 Aug 2012, a sister for Connie May, who was b 8 June, 2008, and Benedict Simon Jackson, b 28 June, 2009. 

Bennet is the eldest son of [John] Benedict Leigh Hoskyns-Abrahall [b. 1939], of Earby Hall, Richmond, North Yorkshire, by his late wife Mary Delamain, daughter of Lt-Col. Mansel Jackson, DSO & Bar, MC, and Lucy, youngest daughter of Mr Simon Pease, of Underley Grange, Kirkby Lonsdale, and Mrs Amanda Dixon, of Scotland House, Ingoldsby. 


Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Benjamin John Hanbury (1934-2012)

_.Benjamin John Hanbury, who died 27 September, 2012, was a scion of the landed family, of Hanbury of Hitcham & Melgate; born 19 Jan 1934, and educated at Eton and Oxford, son of Christopher Lionel Hanbury, MBE, DL, by his wife the former Lettice Charrington, scion of that landed family; married  8 May, 1962, Verena Elizabeth Anne, dau of Capt Anthony Martin Kimmins, OBE, RN (1901-64), of the family of Kimmins of Marks Barn, by his wife the former Elizabeth Hodges. He leaves issue, four sons, James, Timothy, Simon and Marcus, and one daughter, Lucinda.

Peters/Cazenove engagement

_.The engagement was announced 2 Oct 2012 between Andrew C. Peters, son of the late Mr Colin Peters and Mrs Robert Hanbury, of Wester Bayelaw, Balerno, and Edwina Caroline de Lèrison Cazenove (b 1984), scion of that landed family (the eponymous stockbroking dynasty), daughter of Mr Bernard Michael de Lèrison Cazenove (b 14 June, 1947), of Ellisfield, Hampshire, by his wife the former Caroline June Moore.