Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hon Mrs Rosemary Dorothy Marion Eden 1928-2013

_.The Hon Mrs Rosemary Eden, who died 27 January, 2013, aged 85, was the wife of the Hon Ronald John Eden (1931-2006), scion of the Barons Auckland (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1789, & Peerage of GB, cr 1793), and was descended from the Barons Petre (Peerage of England, cr 1603).

She was born Rosemary Dorothy Marion Crowder, in 1928, daughter of Sir John Frederick Ellenborough Crowder (1890-1961) sometime Conservative MP for Fincley (his successor in that constituency was Margaret Thatcher), by his wife the former Florence Gertrude Petre (b 1893), and married Ronald Eden in 1957. He died 10 Dec, 2006. She leaves issue, Henry Vane Eden (b 1958), and Edward John Edeb (b 1959).

The funeral takes place at Cromlix House Chapel, Dunblane, 6 Feb.


Louis Georg Matthew von Opel

_. Emily Louise von Opel (born 13 Oct, 1973, nee Bond), wife of Georg von Opel, gave birth to a son, Louis Georg Matthew, 24 January, 2013, a brother for Allegra Sophia (b 2002), Clara Theresa (b 2004), and Montana (b ?).

Emily ~ descended from the Earls Fitzwilliam (extinct) ~ is the younger daughter of Ian Robin Stanley Bond (b 1940), by his wife Caroline Louise Faber. Her elder sister Candida (born 1971) is the wife of William Henry Leicester Stanhope, styled Viscount Petersham (born 14 Oct 1967), son and heir of the 12th Earl of Harrington.


+ Lady Trowbridge, widow of Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Trowbridge

_.Lady Trowbridge, who died 21 January, 2013, aged 93, was widow of Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Trowbridge (21 Jan 1920-4 May 2003). She was the former Anne Mildred Perceval, and married Richard Trowbridge in 1955. He was Western Australia's 25th Governor and sometime Flag Officer of the Royal Yacht Britannia. He was appointed KCVO in 1983, and died in 2003, aged 83. A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Laurence's Church, Petersfield, Hampshire, 19 March, 2013.


Lady Stormonth Darling (1924-2013), widow of Sir Jamie Stormonth Darling

_.Lady Stormonth Darling, who died 27 January, 2013, at Ayr, was the widow of Sir James Carlisle (Jamie) Stormonth Darling, Knt, scion of that landed family, and sometime director of the National Trust for Scotland.

She was the former Mary Finella Gammell, daughter of Lt-Gen Sir James Andrew Harcourt Gammell KCB, DSO (b 26 Sep 1892 -d  1975), head of the landed family of Drumtochty Castle, Fordoun, Kincardine, by his wife (nee Dow), and married Jamie Stormonth Darling (b 18 Jul 1918), son of Robert Stormonth Darling (1880-1956), by his wife Beryl Madeleine Sayer. Her husband died 17 Apr, 2000. She leaves issue.

A Memorial Service takes place at Dirleton Kirk, East Lothian, 5 Feb 2013.


Steuart Fothringham / Jones engagement

_.The engagement was announced 31 January, 2013, between Ian Archibald Steuart Fothringham (b 1976), scion of that landed family, third son of Henry Steuart Fothringham of Grantully, OBE (b 1944), of Aberfeldy, Perthshire, by his late wife, the former Cherry Linnhe Stewart of Achnacone (who died in 2001), & Laura M. Jones, daughter of Mr & Mrs Gerald Jones, of Medway, Massachusetts, United States.

Ian Steuart Fothringham is descended from the Royal House of Hanover, descending from King William IV and his mistress Dorothea Jordan.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Rupert Edward Oliver Elmore

_Tamara Jane Elmore (nee Thynne, b 1974), scion of the Marquesses of Bath, wife of Jeremy J. Elmore, gave birth to a son, Rupert Edward Oliver, 25 January, 2013, a brother for George. Tamara is the youngest daughter of Sheridan Ulrich Thynne (b.1939), of South Stoke, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Eve Clare Cardew, and Jeremy is the son of Mr Barry Elmore, of Molesey, Surrey, and Mrs Diana Purcell, of Petworth, Sussex,


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Caius Christian Wigan

_.The Lady Maria Alice Jubilee Wigan (nee Balfour, born 1977), wife of Charles C. Wigan, gave birth to a son, Caius Christian, 14 January, 2013, a brother for Aliena.

Lady Maria is the third daughter of Roderick Francis Arthur, 5th Earl of Balfour (b 9 Dec 1948), of Whittinghame, Haddington, East Lothian, by his wife, the former Lady Tessa Mary Isabel Fitzalan Howard (b 30 Sep 1950), eldest daughter of Miles, 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO, CB, CBE, MC (1915-2002).


Rose Susanna Allfrey

_.Martha Virginia Allfrey (nee Swire, b. 1972), wife of Alexander Allfrey, gave birth to a daughter, Rose Susanna, 22 January, 2013, a sister for four brothers, Jack Merlin Samuel (b 1999), William Jude, who was b. 8 Apr 2001,  Stanley Adrian, who was b. 3 June 2004, and Frank Peter, who was b 28 Dec, 2006. 

Martha is the only daughter of Sir Adrian Christopher Swire, Kt (b. 1932), scion of that Landed Gentry family, by his wife, Lady Judith Compton (b. 1943), daughter of the 5th Marquess of Northampton.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Octavia Overton's christening (2013)

_. The infant daughter of Mr Thomas Overton and Miss Clementine Rhodes was christened Octavia Nora Lynne (Ava), at St Mark's Church, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, on Sunday January 27, 2013.

The Most Rev and Rt Hon John Sentamu, Archbishop of York officiated.


Sir Henry Grant De La Poer Beresford-Peirse, 6th Baronet 1933-2013

_.Sir Henry Grant De La Poer Beresford-Peirse, 6th Baronet, died suddenly 24 January, 2013, aged 79. Sir Henry's homes were at Bedall Manor, Bedale, North Yorkshire, and in London. He was born 7 Feb, 1933, son of Sir Henry Campbell De La Poer Beresford-Peirse, CB, 5th Baronet, and was educated at Eton; served as a Lt, Scots Guards; succeeded to the baronetcy (Bt, UK, cr 1814), on the death of his father, 1972. Married in 1966, Jadranka, daughter of Ivan Njers, of Zagreb, by whom he had issue, 2 sons, Henry and John. The baronetcy now passes to the elder son, Henry Njers De La Poer Beresford-Peirse, who was born 25 March, 1969, who is married with issue.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Margaret Lady Houstoun-Boswall dies aged 95

_.Margaret, Lady Houstoun-Boswall, who died at Eastbourne, 21 January, 2013, aged 95, was the wife of Sir Thomas Houstoun-Boswall, 7th Baronet (Bt, UK, cr 1836).

She was the former Margaret Bullen-Smith, daughter of George Bullen-Smith, of Squirrels, Arlington, Sussex, and married Sir Thomas, as his first wife, in 1945. They divorced in 1970, and he died in 1982.

She leaves a son, Sir Thomas Alford Houstoun-Boswall, 8th Baronet (b 23 May, 1947), and a daughter, Amber Georgina (b 1946).

Hon Audrey Nancy Wood

_Georgia E. Wood, styled Baroness Irwin, wife of James Charles Wood, styled Baron Irwin (b. 24 Aug 1977), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Audrey Nancy Wood, 23 January, 2013, a sister for the Hon Rex Patrick Wood, who was born 12 Aug 2010.

Lady Irwin is the only daughter of Mr Patrick Robert James Clarkson. QC (b. 1 Aug 1949), of Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, a Recorder since 1996, by his wife the former Bridget Cecilia Doyne, and granddaughter paternally of Commander Robert Anthony Clarkson, LVO, RN, and Lord Irwin, a godson of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, is the only son of the 3rd Earl of Halifax (b. 14 Mar, 1944), of Garrowby, Bishop Wilton, near York, and the Countess of Halifax.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Hon Mrs Margaret Ada (Migs) Greenall

_.The Hon Mrs Margaret Ada (Migs) Greenall, who died 10 January, 2013, at Melton Mowbray, aged 95, was mother of Peter Gilbert Greenall, 4th Baron Daresbury (Peerage of the UK, cr 1927).

She was born circa 1917, as Margaret Ada Crawford, 5th daughter of Charles John Crawford, of Wayside, St Andrews, Fife, by his wife the former Ella Frances Olive Anson, scion of the Anson Baronets; and married 7 Feb 1952 (divorced 1986), Edward Gilbert Greenall, of the brewing dynasty, who succeeded his father as 3rd Baron Daresbury, 19 Feb, 1990, and who died 9 Sept, 1996.

Migs Greenall, of Waltham House, Melton Mowbray, leaves four children, 3 sons and 1 daughter.

A service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary Magdalene Church, Waltham on the Wolds, 28 Jan, 2013.


Capt Hon David Cecil Warwick Bampfylde 1924-2013

_.Capt the Hon David Cecil Warwick Bampfylde, who died 22 January, 2013, aged 88, was a scion of the Barons Poltimore (Peerage of the UK, cr 1831), and was born 3 March, 1924, a son of Hugh de Burgh Warwick Bampfylde, 6th Baron Poltimore (1888-1978), by his wife the former Margaret Mary de la Pasture (died 1981), daughter of the Marquis de la Pasture; married in 1950, Jean Margaret Campbell, by whom he had issue. A service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Michael, Inkpen, Berkshire, 8 Feb.


Diana Lady Ingilby (1920-2013) widow of 5th Baronet

_.Diana, Lady Ingilby, died 19 January, 2013, on the eve of her 93rd birthday. She was the widow of Maj Sir Joslan William Vivian Ingilby, 5th Baronet, of Ripley Castle, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, who died in 1974. She was the former Diana Colvin, daughter of Brig-Gen Sir George Lethbridge Colvin, CB, CMG, DSO, and married Sir Joslan in 1948. She is survived by her only son, Sir Thomas, the 6th Baronet (born 17 Jul 1955), and by two daughters, Caroline and Katherine. The funeral takes place at All Saint's Church, Ripley, 8 February, 2013.


Son and heir for Lord and Lady Macpherson of Drumochter

_.The Baroness Macpherson of Drumochter (nee Kitty Zetenyi Budai), wife of James Anthony Macpherson, 3rd Baron Macpherson of Drumochter (Peerage of the UK, cr 1951) (b 27 Feb 1979), gave birth to a son and heir, the Hon Daniel Thomas Macpherson, 23 January, 2013.

Lord Macpherson, of Kyllachy, Tomatin, Inverness-shire, is the son of the late 2nd Baron Macpherson of Drumochter (1924-2008), of Kyllachy, Tomatin, by his 2nd wife Catherine Bridget.

Lady Macpherson is the youngest daughter of Mrs Katalin Zetenyi Budai, of Budapest, Hungary.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jelinek/Stourton marriage

_.The marriage took place 19 Jan, 2013, at St Bride's Church, Fleet St, London, of Andrew Jelinek, younger son of Mr & Mrs Martin Jelinek, of Eastbourne, Sussex, & Eleanor Mary Elizabeth Stourton (born 1984), scion of the Barons Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton, daughter of Edward John Ivo Stourton (born 1957), the broadcaster, by his former wife Mrs Jonathan Minter, of Boxted, Essex, (nee Margaret McEwen (born 1959), scion of the McEwen Baronets (Bt, UK, 1953).


Lady Eloise Anson, cousin of the Queen, to marry

_. The engagement was announced 24 January, 2013  between Louis Alexander Philip Waymouth (b 1978), son of Mr Nigel Waymouth by his late wife the former Lady Victoria Mary Verenia Braganza Yorke (1947-2004), & the Lady Eloise Anne Elizabeth Anson (born 1981), younger daughter of the late Thomas Patrick John, 5th Earl of Lichfield (1939-2005) of Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire, by his wife the Lady Leonora Mary Grosvenor, daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster, &c.

Louis Waymouth is a grandson maternally of Philip Grantham Yorke, 9th Earl of Hardwicke (1906-74). The bride-to-be is a descendant of the 14th Earl of Strathmore, and a cousin of HM The Queen, and is a goddaughter of HRH The Princess Royal.

Fourie/Maitland-Carew engagement

_.The engagement was announced 24 January, 2013, between Mr M. Johan Fourie, son of Mr & Mrs Johan Fourie, of Pretoria, South Africa, & Emma Rosalind Maitland-Carew (born 1974), scion of the Barons Carew (Peerage, Baron, Ireland, 1834, and UK, 1838) daughter of the Hon Gerald Edward Ian Maitland-Carew (born 1941), of Lauder, Berwickshire, by his wife the former Rosalind Averil Speke.



_.The engagement was announced 24 January, 2013 between Francis M.J. Winand, son of Mr & Mrs Michael Winand, of Oxford, & Henrietta Mary Rose Acloque (b 1979), scion of the Barons Howard De Walden (Peerage of England, cr 1597), daughter of the late Acloque by his wife the former Hon Camilla Anne Bronwen Scott-Ellis (b 1 Apr 1947), of Gloucestershire, 4th daughter and co-heiress of John Osmael, 9th Baron Howard De Walden (1912-1999).


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, CBE 1909-2013

_.Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, CBE, who died 14 January, 2013, aged 103, was a public spirited American who organised the wartime Bundles for Britain campaign. She was latterly a daughter-in-law of the 13th Duke of Hamilton & Brandon. She was born Natalie Wales, at Cohasset, Mass, USA, 6 Aug, 1909, daughter of Nathaniel Brackett Wales, and married four times, (i)  in 1929 (Div) Kenelm Winslow; married (ii) 1937 (div) Edward Latham; married (iii) Edward Bragg Paine, of New York, from whom she was div, & married (iv) in 1953, as his second wife, Lord Malcolm Avondale Douglas-Hamilton, OBE, DFC (1909-1964), 3rd son of the 13th Duke of Hamilton & Brandon (1862-1940). There were 2 daughters of the first marriage. Lord Malcolm's first wife was a Bowes Lyon kinswoman of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, &c.


Woods/Hewlett engagement

_.The engagement was announced 23 January, 2013, between Mr George Woods, younger son of Mr & Mrs Robert Woods, of Frilsham, Berkshire, and Emily Hewlett (b 1983), eldest daughter of the Hon Thomas Anthony Hewlett (born 1952), of Woodbridge, Suffolk, by his wife, the former Jane Elizabeth Dawson, and a granddaughter of the late life peer, the Baron Hewlett (who died in 1979).


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Alfred Hugh Atherley Kidston

_.Henriette Mary J. Kidston (nee Peace, born 1968), wife since 2001 of Hugo A. Kidston (b 1965), scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Alfred Hugh Atherley, 14 January, 2013.

Hugo is a son of Archibald Martin Glen Kidston (b 6 Apr 1927, d 1978), head of the landed family of Redenham Park, Andover, Hants, by his wife the former Susan Myrtle Pease (d 1991), scion of that landed family, of Hesslewood, and Henriette is a daughter of David Peace by his wife the former Myrtle Vaughan.


Monday, January 21, 2013

Nell Viola Leathers

 _.Hannah E. Leathers (nee Lucas) wife of Jonathan James Leathers (b. 1974), scion of the Viscounts Leathers (Visc, UK, 1954), gave birth to a daughter, Nell Viola, 6 January, 2013, a sister for Freddie & Jasper.

Jonathan is the elder son of Mr David Frederick James Leathers (b. 1942), of Dogmersfield, Hampshire,
by his wife, the former Amanda Elizabeth Anne Vyvyan Denton (b. 1943, descended from the Strickland-Constable Baronets) and Hannah is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Robin Lucas, of Godalming, Surrey.


Dana Brudenell-Bruce (nee Joel) 1929-2013

_.Dana Moira Angela Brudenell-Bruce, who died 17 January, 2013, aged 83, was the wife of the late Chandos Robert Henry Brudenell-Bruce (1923-1993), scion of the Marquesses of Ailesbury (Marquess, UK, cr 1821), and daughter of the racehorse trainer, Stanhope Joel by his wife the former Gladys McFadden. She was born in 1929 and married Mr Brudenell-Bruce, in 1949.

Mrs Brudenell-Bruce was grandmother of Florence 'Flee' Brudenell-Bruce, model, sometime squeeze of HRH Prince Harry.


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Annabelle Teal Henrietta Skeffington

_.Sophie Clare Skeffington (nee Crouch, born 1982), wife of the Hon Henry William Norman Foster Clotworthy Skeffington (born 1980), scion of the Viscounts Massereene & Ferrrard, gave birth to a daughter, Annabelle Teal Henrietta, 2 December, 2012.

Henry Skeffington is a younger son of John, 14th Viscount Massereene & Ferrard (b 3 Jun 1940), by his wife the former Anne Denise Rowlandson, and Sophie is the only daughter of the late Michael C.H. Crouch, and Mrs Crouch (nee Geraldine Burrell-Pearson), of Wretton, Norfolk.


Friday, January 18, 2013

John David Henry, 7th Baron Kilmaine 1948-2013

_.John David Henry Browne, 7th Baron Kilmaine (in the Peerage of Ireland, cr 1789), died at Warwick, 12 January, 2013. He was 64.

He was born 2 April, 1948, son of John Francis Archibald Browne, 6th Baron Kilmaine, CBE (1902-78), by his wife the former Wilhelmina Phyllis Arnott (c1905-2002); and succeeded to the peerage on his father's death, 26 July, 1978; married 22 May, 1982, Linda, daughter of Dennis Robinson, of Budleigh Salterton, Devon, by whom he had issue, one son and one daughter. He is succeeded by his only son, the Hon John Francis Sandford Browne (b 4 April, 1983).


Duke of Abercorn's daughter to wed

_.The engagement was announced 18 January, 2013, between Mr Hashem Arouzi, son of Mrs Finouzeh Rastegar, of Lausane, Switzerland, and the late Mr Alireza Arouzi, & the Lady Sophia Alexandra Hamilton (b 8 June, 1973), only daughter of James, 5th Duke of Abercorn, KG (b 4 July 1934), by his wife the former Alexandra Anastasia Phillips (b 27 Feb 1946).


Hon Sophia Emily Florence Devereux

_. The Viscountess Hereford (nee Louisa Knight, born 1977), wife of (Charles) Robert de Bohun (Robin) Devereux, 19th Viscount Hereford (b 11 Aug 1975) (Premier Viscount in the Peerage of England cr 1550), gave birth to a daughter, Sophia Emily Florence, 12 January, 2013.

Lord Hereford is the eldest son of the late 18th Viscount Hereford (d 25 Feb 2004) and of Susan, Viscountess Hereford, of Ascott, Warwickshire, and Louisa is the younger daughter of (Christopher) William Knight, of Holland Park, London, by his wife the former Jonkvrouwe Sylvia Caroline dau of Jonkheer Emile van Lennep, of The Hague. 

Wm Knight is the son of the Hon Priscilla DODSON (dau of 2nd Baron Monk Bretton and Ruth, dau of Hon Charles BRAND scion of the Viscounts Hampden) and Maj Claude Thorburn Knight, scion of the LG family THORBURN formerly of Craigerne.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

von Habsburg/Stafford Northcote engagement

_.The engagement was announced 15 January, 2013, between Maximilian Philip von Habsburg (born 1974), descended from the Royal House of Austria, son of Archduke G├ęza von Habsburg, of New York, & Archduchess Monica von Habsburg, of Tete, Mozambique, & Arabella Lucy Mary (b 1975), scion of the Earls of Iddesleigh (cr Earl, UK, 1885), daughter of Hugh Cecil Camden Stafford Northcote (b 1938), of Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, by his wife the former Hilary Jane Evans.


Henderson/Naylor-Leyland engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 January, 2013, between Charles John Hope Bernard (Charlie) Henderson (b 1984), of London, son of Ian Ramsey Hope Henderson (b 1949), of the family of the Barons Faringdon, by his wife the former Virginia Phyllis Therese Broke Freeman (b 1949), descended from the Dukes of Norfolk, & Jessica Pamela Naylor-Leyland (b 1987), daughter of Sir Vivyan Naylor-Leyland, 3rd Baronet (1924-87), by his third wife, the former Jameina Flora Reid, dau of James Freeman Reid.


Every / Roche engagement

_.The engagement was announced 15 Jan 2013, between Nicholas John Simon Every (born 1981), younger son of Sir Henry John Michael Every, 13th Baronet (cr Bt, England, 1661), of Eggington, Derby, by his wife the former Susan Mary Beaton, & Mlle Fanny Roche, daughter of M and Mme Jean-Pierre Roche, of Draguiguan, France.


Edmund Harry Cooke-Yarborough 1918-2013

_.Edmund Harry Cooke-Yarborough, who died 10 January, 2013, at the age of 94, was a scion of the Cooke Baronets (Bt, of Wheatley Hall, Yorks, cr 1661), and was heir pres to his kinsman, Sir David William Percival Cooke, 12th Baronet (b 28 Apr 1935).

He was born Christmas Day, 1918, son of George Eustace Cooke-Yarborough (1876-1938), by his wife the former Daphne Isabel Wrinch (died 1984), dau of Henry Wrinch, of Ipswich; married 1952, Anthea Katharine, dau of John Dixon, of Colden Common, Winchester, by whom he had issue. His son, Anthony Edmund, born in 1956, is now heir pres to the family baronetcy.


Taylor / O'Leary engagement

_.The engagement was announced in January, 2013, between Arthur Lawrence Alport Taylor (born 1977), son of Ian Colin Taylor, MBE, of Vauxhall, London, by his wife the former Hon Lavender Lilias Carole Alport (b 1950), descended from the Earls of Lucan, and daughter of the Baron Alport (Life Peer, cr 1961), & Miss Brigid O'Leary, dau of Mr & Mrs Arthur O'Leary, of Wellington, New Zealand.


16th Baron Louth 1929-2013

_.The Baron Louth, sixteenth holder of the peerage (Peerage of Ireland, created 1541) died at Jersey, Channel Islands, 6 January, 2013, aged 83. Otway Michael James Oliver Plunkett was born 19 Aug 1929, son of Otway Randal Percy Oliver Plunkett, the 15th Baron (1892-1950), by his wife the former Ethel Molly Gallichen (died 1992); succeeded to the barony on his father's demise, 3 Feb 1950; married 9 Aug 1951, Angela Patricia Cullinane, daughter of William Cullinane, of St Helier, Jersey, by whom he had issue, three sons, and 2 daughters. The peerage now devolves upon his Lordship's eldest son, the Hon Jonathan Oliver Plunkett, born 4 Nov, 1952.


James Charles MacNab of MacNab 1926-2013

_James Charles MacNab of MacNab, 23rd Chief of the Clan MacNab, born 14 Apr 1926, died 11 January, 2013, aged 86. He was a son of Lt-Col James Alexander MacNab by his 1st wife the former Ursula Barnett, scion of the landed family of Barnett of Glympton; he succeeded his great uncle as clan chief in 1970, the family home was Kinnell House, Killin, Perthshire, but much of the estate was lost to death duties; married 11 Apr, 1959, the Hon Diana Mary Anstruther-Gray, daughter of Baron Kilmany (life peer), by whom he had issue, four children. He is succeeded by his elder son, James William Archibald MacNab, yr of MacNab, who was born 22 March, 1963.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hawkesbury/Davis engagement

_.The engagement was announced in January, 2013 between Luke Marmaduke Peter Savile Foljambe, styled Viscount Hawkesbury (born 25 Mar 1972), son and heir of the 5th Earl of Liverpool (b 14 Nov 1944), of Holcombe Folly, Gloucestershire, by his former wife Lady Juliana Mary Alice Noel (b 27 Jan 1949), of Exton, Rutland, & Katharine F. Davis, dau of Mr & Mrs Jeffrey Davis, of London.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Wilson/Howard engagement

_.The engagement was announced 11 January 2013 between David W, Wilson, son of Mr & Mrs Alan Wilson, of Alberta, Canada, and the Hon Annabel Rosemary Diana Howard (b 1984), daughter of Greville Patrick Charles Howard, Baron Howard of Rising (life peer) (b 22 Apr 1941), of Castle Rising, Norfolk, scion of the Howard Earls of Suffolk & Berkshire, by his 3rd wife, the former Mary Cortland Culverwell, 


Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Royal style and titles for the children of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

_Crown Office
House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW
31 December 2012
The QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 31 December 2012 to declare that all the children of the eldest son of The Prince of Wales should have and enjoy the style, title and attribute of Royal Highness with the titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honour.

Sir Winston Churchill's great-granddaughter engaged

-.The engagement was announced 9 January, 2013, between Andrew C. Ferguson, son of Mr Nicholas Ferguson, of Rattery, Devon, & Mrs Harriet Ellis, of Farnham, Surrey, and Gemma Mary Soames (b 1979), scion of the Soames landed family, a great-granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill, daughter of the Hon Jeremy Bernard Soames (b 25 May, 1952), of West Barsham, Norfolk, by his wife the former Susanna Keith.

Gemma is a granddaughter of the late Christopher, Baron Soames (life peer), by his wife the former Mary Spencer-Churchill, scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, and daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister 1940-45, and 1951-55, &c.


Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Christopher (Kit) Mark Buffalo Meysey-Thompson

_. Lucy A.L. Meysey-Thompson, wife of James Leo Charles Meysey-Thompson (b 1979), descended from the Meysey-Thompson Baronets (cr 1874), gave birth to a son, Christopher (Kit) Mark Buffalo, 26 December, 2012. James Meysey-Thompson is a son of the late Mark Kennedy Meysey-Thompson (1949-87) by his wife the former Catherine Diana Jane Herdman-Newton (now Mrs Rupert Nickols) and stepson of Mr Rupert Nickols, of Spellow Hill, North Yorkshire, and Lucy is a daughter of the late Mr A.J.B. Asplin and of Mrs Asplin, of Kilrenny, Fife.


Monday, January 07, 2013

Haines / Chadwyck-Healey engagement

_.The engagement was announced 7 January, 2013, between Major Charles Haines, The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own Royal Irish), son of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Haines, of Little Cheverell, Wiltshire, and Miss Rose Henrietta Chadwyck-Healey (b 1980), scion of the Chadwyck-Healey Baronets (Bt UK, cr 1919), daughter of Peregrine James Chadwyck-Healey (b 1950), of Calne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Julia Mary Boughey (b 1952), scion of the Boughey Baronets (cr GB, 1798), dau of Sir Richard James Boughey, 10th Baronet.


Sunday, January 06, 2013

Christening of Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer

_.The infant daughter of the Earl and Countess Spencer, of Althorp, Northamptonshire, was christened Charlotte Diana, at St Mary's Church, Great Brington, Northamptonshire, on Saturday January 5, 2013.


St George / Brudenell-Bruce engagement

_.The engagement was announced in January, 2013, between Henry Edward Hugh St George (born 1983), son of the late Edward Gerald .Patrick (Barbaro) St George (1928-2004), by his wife the former Lady Henrietta Fortune Doreen FitzRoy (born 14 Sept 1949), & Florence Anne-Marie Brudenell-Bruce (born 21 Nov, 1985), scion of the Marquesses of Ailesbury, daughter of Andrew Robert Jose Brudenell-Bruce (b 27 Jul 1951), by his wife the former Sophie M.J. Inch.

Henry St George is a grandson paternally of the Marchese di San Georgio, of Palazzo Armeria, Malta, and a grandson maternally of Hugh Denis Charles FitzRoy, 11th Duke of Grafton, KG (1919-2011).

The model Florence 'Flee' Brudenell-Bruce was romantically linked with Prince Harry of Wales.


Saturday, January 05, 2013

William Louis Walter Santos Rumboll

_. Suzannah Daisy Rumboll (born 1978, nee Tapps Gervis Meyrick), wife of Peter J. Rumboll, and scion of the Meyrick Baronets (Bt, cr GB, 1791), gave birth to a son, William Louis Walter Santos, on Christmas Day, 2012.

Suzannah is the daughter of Sir George Christopher Cadfael Tapps Gervis Meyrick, 7th Baronet (b 10 Mar 1941), by his wife the former Jean Louise Montagu Douglas Scott (b 6 Jun 1943), scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, daughter of Lord William Walter Montagu Douglas Scott (1896-1958), second son of John Charles, 7th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, KT, GCVO, &c.


Friday, January 04, 2013

Peerages and styles and titles of the Royal Family

With the Succession the Crown Bill 2013 I envisage a serious shake-up of styles and titles associated with the royal family.

Clearly the Letters Patent of George V (1917) must now be revised. If the succession to the Crown is now gender blind then surely all future peerages awarded to children of the Sovereign should be similarly entailed.

We are told that the Earl of Wessex will be created Duke of Edinburgh on his brother's accession. The eldest child of the Earl and Countess of Wessex is a daughter, Lady Louise Windsor. The Letters Patent of the Earldom of Wessex and Viscounctcy of Severn state that the peerages will pass to the heirs male of the Wessexes, lawfully begotten, and the son, James, styled Viscount Severn, will on his father's death succeed.

The future Dukedom of Edinburgh (with some subsidiary peerages) should be created with a nod to the new Act and the Letters Patent should, like the new act, be 'gender blind' and state that the peerage will pass to heirs of whatever sex in order of birth. With the death of Prince Edward his Dukedom of Edinburgh would pass to his eldest child, Lady Louise Windsor, and the Earldom of Wessex and Viscountcy of Severn would be inherited by his younger child, James.

If all children of the Sovereign are to be regarded as equal under the law then surely this should also apply to grandchildren of the Sovereign? Children of a future daughter of a Sovereign should be of equal rank to the children of the sons of the Sovereign.
In the next reign, the King, having no daughters, his grandchildren under the Letters Patent of 1917 will all be HRH Princes or Princesses. Andy changes I propose will only effect the descendants of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


Thursday, January 03, 2013

Elizabeth Helen Leigh-Pemberton

_.Saskia Anne Leigh-Pemberton (b 6 Aug 1977, nee Stirling-Aird), wife of Charles D. Leigh-Pemberton, scion of that LG family (and nephew of the life peer Baron Kingsdown, KG, PC), gave birth to a daughter Elizabeth Helen, 6 December, 2012.

Charles Leigh-Pemberton is a son of Nigel Leigh- Pemberton (b 1929), of Barfrestone, Kent, and Mrs Leigh-Pemberton, and Saskia, a scion of the LG family of Stirling-Aird of Kippendavie (descended from Stirling of Keir), is the 2nd daughter of Patrick Kenneth Stirling-Aird (b 10 Aug 1943), of Dunblane, Perthshire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Susan Wakeham.


Alfred James Charles FitzRoy, styled Earl of Euston

_The Duchess of Grafton (nee Olivia Margaret Sladen, b 1978), wife of Henry Oliver Charles FitzRoy, 12th Duke of Grafton (b 6 Apr, 1978) (Peerage of England, cr 1675), of Euston Hall, Thetford, Norfolk, gave birth to a son and heir, Alfred James Charles, styled Earl of Euston, 26 December, 2012.

The Duchess of Grafton is a daughter of Simon Hogarth Sladen (b 1943), and Mrs Sladen, and a granddaughter of Edward Carew Sladen (1914-44), and a great-granddaughter of Brig-Gen Sir Gerald Carew Sladen, by his wife the former Mabel Ursula Orr Ewing, dau of Sir Archibald Orr Ewing, 3rd Baronet. The Duke of Grafton is the son of the late James Oliver Charles FitzRoy, styled Earl of Euston (1947-2009), by his wife the former Lady Clare Amabel Margaret Kerr (b 1951), daughter of the 12th Marquess of Lothian (1922-2004).

The Duke succeeded to the family honours on the death of his grandfather, the 11th Duke, 7 Apr, 2011.


Hon Robert Edward Gilmour Younger 1940-2012

_.The Hon Robert Edward Gilmour Younger, who died 23 December, 2012, aged 72, was a younger son of the 3rd Viscount Younger of Leckie (1906-1997), (Peeage of the UK, cr 1923), by his wife the former Evelyn Margaret McClure, and was a younger brother of the 4th Viscount (also life peer as Baron Younger of Prestwick), who d 2003. He was born 25 Sept, 1940; married 1972, Helen Jane Hayes, by whom he had issue.


+ Mary Edith Fitzherbert-Brockholes

_.Mary Edith (Edie) Fitzherbert-Brockholes, who died 27 December, 2012, was the widow of Capt Michael John Fitzherbert-Brockholes (b 12 Jun 1920 - d.   ), head of that landed family, of Claughton Hall, near Garstang, Lancashire; she was the former Mary Edith O'Hara Moore, daughter of Capt Charles Joseph Henry O'Hara Moore, CVO, MC, Irish Guards, of Mooresfort, Co Tipperary, of that Irish landed family, and married Capt Fitzherbert-Brockholes, 28 Sept, 1950. She was mother of four sons, Francis, Antony, Simon and William. A funeral Mass takes place at Claughton-on-Brock, 7 Jan 2013.


Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Sir (Michael) Osmond Williams, MC, 2nd Baronet 1914-2012

_Maj Sir (Michael) Osmond Williams, 2nd Baronet, died 19 December, 2012, aged 98, having held the baronetcy for 85 years. He was born 22 April, 1914, son of Capt Osmond Williams, DSO (1883-1915), who died of wounds received at the Battle of Loos, by his wife the former Lady Gladys Margaret Finch-Hatton, only daughter of the 13th Earl of Winchilsea; succeeded to the baronetcy (cr Bt, UK, 1909), on the demise of his grandfather, Sir Arthur Osmond Williams, 1st Baronet, Lord Lieutenant for Merionethshire, and a Liberal MP, 28 Jan, 1927; Maj, Royal Scots Greys, MC (1944); married 12 Jul 1947, Benita Mary Booker, by whom he had issue, 2 daughters, Sarah and Julia. The baronetcy becomes extinct.


Green/Williams-Wynne engagement

_.The engagement was announced 2 January, 2012, between Capt Storm W. Green, 1st Battalion The Coldstream Guards, son of the late Mr Timothy Green and Mrs Green, of Cape Town, South Africa, & Rose M. Williams-Wynne (b 1983), scion of the Williams-Wynne Baronets (cr Baronet, England, 1688), daughter of William Robert Charles Williams-Wynne (b 1947), of Peniarth, Tywyn, by his his wife the former Hon Veronica Frances Buxton (b 1953), daughter of Aubrey Buxton, Baroness Buxton of Alsa (Life Peerage, 1978) scion of the Buxton Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1840), by his 1st wife Pamela Mary Birkin, dau of Sir Henry Ralph Stanley Birkin, 3rd Baronet (Bt, cr UK, 1905).


Rachel Leila Douglas-Home, suo jure Baroness Dacre 1929-2012

_.Rachel Leila Douglas-Home, suo jure (27th) Baroness Dacre, holder of a peerage created by writ in 1321, died on Christmas Day, 2012, aged 83.

She was born the Hon Rachel Leila Brand, 24 Oct, 1929, elder daughter of the 4th Viscount Hampden (1900-65), who was also 26th Baron Dacre, by his wife the former Leila Seely (d 1976). She married in 1951, the playwright, the Hon William Douglas-Home (1912-92), a younger son of the 13th Earl of Home (1873-1951), by his wife Lady Lilian Lambton (d 1966), dau of the 4th Earl of Durham. Her husband was a younger brother of Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister 1963-4, &c.

Her father died in 1965, and was succeeded in the viscountcy of Hampden by his younger brother and the barony of Dacre fell into abeyance between Rachel and her sister Tessa. The abeyance was terminated in her favour in 1970.

The peerage now devolves upon Lady Dacre's only son, the Hon James Douglas-Home, who was born 16 May, 1952, who married in 1979, the former Christine Stephenson [died 18 May, 2008], and has a daughter, Emily, born 7 Feb, 1983.


Gordon-Watson/Reardon engagement

_.The engagement was announced in 2012 between Charles Patrick Gordon-Watson (b 17 Dec, 1959), descended from the Gordons of Boveridge Park, son of the late Brigadier David Michael Lindsay Gordon-Watson, OBE, MC (1913-2002), by his wife the former Thalia A.R. Gordon, of East Blagdon, Cranborne, Dorset & Katherine Genevieve (Kate) Reardon, editor of Tatler, only daughter of Mr Patrick Reardon, of Montgomery, Wales, and Mrs Humphrey Wood, of Roborough, Devon, and Parsons Green, London.

Bloodstock agent Charlie Gordon-Watson is a first cousin of the Duchess of Beaufort, of Badminton, Avon.


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Matilda Grace Denman

_.Victoria A. Denman (nee Horsfield), wife of Roland Sebastian Richard Denman (b 1977), scion of the Barons Denman (cr 1834), gave birth to a daughter, Matilda Grace, 28 December, 2012, a sister
for Oswald. Roland Denman is a son of Harold Deman (b 1922), of Hawkhurst, Kent, by his wife the former Lady Frances Esme Curzon (b 1939), & Victoria is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Gordon Horsfield, of Yearsley, North Yorkshire.Roland Denman is a grandson maternally of the 5th Earl Howe(1884-1964).

Macdiarmid/Rossetto engagement

_.The engagement was announced 1 January, 2013, between Capt Fergus Charles Ian Macdiarmid, The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish) (b 1987), son of Rory P.A. Macdiarmid, of Babcary, Somerset, by his wife the former Hon Lucinda Mary Joan Darling (b 1958), & Miss Christina Rossetto, yr dau of Mr & Mrs Renato Rossetto, of Calgary, Canada.

Capt Fergus Macdiarmid is a grandson maternally of Robert Charles Henry Darling, 2nd Baron Darling (1919-2003).


Sir Charles Henry McLeod, 3rd Baronet 1924-2012

_.Sir Charles Henry McLeod, 3rd Baronet has died (in December, 2012?) at the age of 88. He was born 7 Nov, 1924, 2nd son of Sir Murdoch Campbell McLeod, 2nd Bt, by his wife the former Annette Susan Mary Whitehead; succeeded to the baronetcy (cr UK, 1925) upon his father's demise, 21 Apr 1950; educated at Winchester; married 5 Jan 1957, (Anne) Gillian Bowlby (d 1978), scion of the Bowlby landed family and descended from the Viscounts Combermere, dau of Henry Russell Bowlby, by whom he had issue, one son and 2 daughters. Succeeded by his son, James Roderick Charles McLeod, b 26 Sept, 1960.