Thursday, February 28, 2013

Elizabeth, Lady Campbell (Lizbeth Webb) 1926-2013

The actress Elizabeth, Lady Campbell, who died 17 January, 2013, aged 86, was better known as Lizbeth Webb, one of the stars of British musical theatre. She was the wife of Col Sir Guy Theophilus Halswell Campbell, 5th Baronet, OBE, MC (Bt, UK, cr 1815).

She was born 30 January, 1926, as Elizabeth Sandra Holton, daughter of Frederick Holton, of Tilehurst, near Reading, by his wife Ethel. She was briefly engaged to Peter Sellers, and married 1stly, D.H Parker, a RAF pilot, from whom she was divorced; married 2ndly, 17 Aug, 1956, Col Sir Guy Campbell, Bt, who died in 1993. She leaves two sons from her second marriage, Sir Lachlan Campbell, 6th Baronet (b 9 Oct 1958), an artist and illustrator, and Rory Campbell (b 1961), the actor and opera singer.


Grimthorpe/Benyon engagement

_.The engagement was announced 28 February, 2013, between Edward John Beckett, 5th Baron Grimthorpe (b 20 Feb 1954), (Baron, UK, cr 1886), elder son of the late 4th Baron Grimthorpe (1915-2003), of Westow Hall, York, by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Lumley, DCVO (b 22 Jul 1925), daughter of the 11th Earl of Scarbrough, & Mrs Emma Benyon (nee Villiers, b 16 Oct 1963), scion of the Earls of Clarendon (Earl, GB, cr 1776) (third daughter of Capt Anthony Henry Heber Villiers (b 1921), by his wife the former Rosemary Elizabeth Bell (b 1924), descended from the extinct Barons Barrymore.
Lord Grimthorpe and Mrs Benyon both have previous marriages. Mrs Benyon was divorced in 2003 from Richard Benyon, now Tory MP for Newbury, and a descendant of the Shelley Baronets.


Elizabeth Camilla Jessica (Betsy) Borthwick

_.Jessica Borthwick (nee Codrington), wife of (William) Martin Stanislaw Borthwick (b. 1981), scion of the Borthwick Baronets (cr. 1908), gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth Camilla Jessica (Betsy), 14 February, 2013, a sister for Bella.

Martin is the son of Simon William Frederick Borthwick (b. 1950), of Ealing, London, by his wife the former Bozena Podwoiski, & Jessica is the eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Edward Codrington, of Ealing, London.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thomas Foster Rivers-Bulkeley, MBE 1916-2013

_.Thomas Foster Rivers Bulkeley, MBE, who died 23 February, 2013, aged 96, was born 15 March, 1916, son of Frederick Rivers-Bulkeley by his wife the former Muriel Lyon, and a grandson of Alfred Charles Lyon, of Albrighton Hall, Salop, by his wife the former Laura Rose Swetenham, scion of that family of Somerford Booths, Congleton, co Chester; married Bridget Pattinson (b 1915), daughter of Hugh Lee Pattinson by his wife the former Catherine Lina Chaworth-Musters, scion of that landed family. He leaves issue.


Colonel Bridget Islay Forbes Adam, MBE 1927-2013

.Colonel Bridget Islay Forbes Adam, MBE, late Colonel, WRAC, who died at Salisbury, Wiltshire, 23 February, 2013, aged 85, was a scion of the Adam Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1917), third of the four daughters of General Sir Ronald Forbes Adam, 2nd Baronet, GCB, DSO, OBE (1885-1982), by his wife the former Anna Dorothy Pitman. Unm. Her siblings were Barbara, Lady Proctor, Margot, and twin sister, Isobel. She was appointed MBE in 1960.


The 7th Baron Sandys 1931-2013

_.Lord Sandys, the 7th Baron, sometime Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords (Captain of the Yeoman of the Guard) in the administration of Margaret Thatcher, died at his home, 11 February, 2013. He was 81.

Richard Michael Oliver Hill was born 21 July, 1931, descends from Mary Sandys, wife of the 2nd Marquess of Downshire, who was raised to the peerage of the UK in 1802, as Baroness Sandys, with a special remainder allowing the title to pass, on her demise, to her second son.

Lord Sandys was a son of Arthur, 6th Baron (1876-1961), by his wife (and 3rd cousin) the former Cynthia Trench-Gascoigne (d 1990), and he succeeded to the peerage on his father's death, 24 Nov, 1961.

Lord Sandys was appointed a Lord in Waiting in 1974, was a Tory Whip in the Upper House 1974-9, then Deputy Chief Whip and Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, 1979-83.

He married in 1961, Patricia Simpson Hall, daughter of  Capt Lionel Hall, of Lower Beeding, Sussex. There were no children of the union. The barony now devolves, under the terms of the special remainder, upon his distant cousin, the 9th Marquess of Downshire (who was born 4 Feb, 1959).


Stoddart/ Fox-Pitt engagement

_.The engagement was announced 27 February, 2013, between Sebastian Crawford .A. Stoddart (born 1975), son of Mr Alastair M. Stoddart and Mrs Elaine (Laini) Stoddart (nee Rickard), & Alicia Helenita J. Lane Fox-Pitt (born 1981), scion of that landed family, daughter of the late Mr (William) Oliver Lane Fox-Pitt (1932-2011), by his wife the former Marietta Speed,  and sister of the British Olympic equestrian, William Fox-Pitt.

Miss Fox-Pitt is an old friend of the Duchess of Cambridge and was present at the Royal wedding in April, 2011.


Arthur/Musgrave engagement

_.The engagement was announced 27 February, 2013, between (Matthew) Frederick Michael (Freddy) Artur (born 1981), scion of the Barons Glenarthur (Peerage of the UK, cr 1918), son of the Hon (Matthew) Richard Arthur (b 1948), of Bingfield, Northumberland, & Miss A.C. (Kitty) Musgrave, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Colin Musgrave, of Bradden, Northamptonshire.

Freddy Arthur is a grandson paternally of Matthew Arthur, 3rd Baron Glenarthur, OBE (1909-76) and a nephew of the 4th Baron (b 1944).


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

General Sir Richard Worsley, GCB, OBE 1923-2013

_.General Sir Richard Worsley, GCB, OBE, who died 23 February, 2013, aged 89, was sometime Quartermaster-General to the Forces. He was born 29 May, 1923, and was twice wed, firstly, in 1958, to Sarah Mitchell, by whom he had issue, a son Henry and a daughter, Charlotte; married 2ndly, in 1980, Caroline Cecily, Duchess of Fife (born 12 Feb, 1934), former wife of the Queen's cousin, the 3rd Duke of Fife (b 23 Sept, 1929), and daughter of the 3rd Baron Forteviot (1906-93), chairman of the whisky distillers, John Dewar & Sons, by his wife the former Cynthia Monica Starkie.

General Worsley leaves a widow, his two children, Henry and Charlotte, and two step-children, David, styled Earl of Southesk (b 1961) and Lady Alexandra Etherington (b 1959).

Lennox-Boyd/Courtenay-Stamp engagement

_.The engagement was announced 26 Feb, 2013, between Alan George Simon Lennox-Boyd, scion of the Viscounts Boyd of Merton (Peerage of the UK, cr 1960) (born 11 March, 1993), elder son of the Hon Benjamin Alan Lennox-Boyd (born 21 Oct, 1964), of Saltash, Cornwall, by his wife the former Sheila Mary Margaret Williams, & Georgina Louise (Georgie) Courtenay-Stamp (born 1993), elder daughter of Jeremy Courtenay-Stamp, of Belgravia, and Mrs Courtenay-Stamp.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Alice Amaryllis Gibson-Watt 1978-2012 (nee Montagu Douglas Scott)

_.Alice Amaryllis Gibson-Watt (nee Montagu Douglas Scott), who has died aged 34, was a scion of the Dukes of Bucceluch & Queensberry (Duke, Peerage of Scot, cr 1684).

She was born in 1978, the only child of Thomas Walter Montagu Douglas Scott (born 1 July, 1943), by his former wife the Hon Marion Miranda Phillimore (b 9 May, 1946), a daughter of the 4th Baron Phillimore (1911-94) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1918), and married in 2005, Anthony David Gibson-Watt (b 1975), scion of that landed family and grandson of the life peer, Lord Gibson-Watt, son of the Hon Robin Gibson-Watt (b 1949), by his wife the former Marcia Susan Cary (b 1949, scion of the Cary Baronets,Bt, UK, cr 1955), by whom she had one child, a daughter, Chiara Charlotte, who was born 11 Oct, 2012.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Trevor Wilford Boteler 1950-2013

Old Etonian Trevor Wilford Boteler, who died at Long Island, New York, 16 February, 2013, aged 62, was scion of the landed family of Boteler, formerly of Eastry, Kent. He was born 5 March, 1950. He could trace his lineage back to John Boteler, of Sandwich, Kent, Mayor of Sandwich in 1440.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

+ Heather Mary Levinge

_.Heather Mary Levinge (nee Johnson), who died 18 February, 2013, aged 84, was the widow of William James Levinge (1929-87), scion of the Levinge Baronets (Bt, Ire, 1704). She married in 1954, and leaves issue.


Jonathan Gray Ropner (1931-2013)

_. Jonathan Gray Ropner, who died at his home, 14 February, 2013, aged 81, was a scion of the Ropner Baronets, of Preston Hall (Bt, UK, cr 1904). Mr Ropner, of Patrick Brompton, near Bedale, North Yorkshire, was born 1 May, 1931, son of Sir William Guy Ropner, Knt (1896-1971), a director of the family shipping firm, by his wife the former Margarita Gray (died 1973), a daughter of Sir William Cresswell Gray, 1st Baronet; educated at Harrow;  lieut, Irish Guards. He married 31 Oct, 1953, Edith Avril Peat, daughter of Charles Urie Peat, MC, of Wycliffe Hall, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, by whom he had issue, 4 sons and 1 daughter. A memorial service will take place at Ripon Cathedral on 18 May.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Baroness Rix 1929-2013

_.The Baroness Rix (the actress Elspet Gray), died 18 February, 2013. She was 83.

Lady Rix, a charity campaigner for many years, appeared in the TV shows Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, Dr Who, &c, and made a fine partnership with her husband Brian in the famed Whitehall farces.

She was born 12 April, 1929, as Elspet MacGregor-Gray, daughter of James MacGregor-Gray, of Surrey, and married in 1949, the actor Brian Rix, CBE, who was created a life peer in 1992, as Baron Rix, of Whitehall in the City of Westminster. She was the mother of 2 sons, James and Jonathan, and 2 daughters, Shelley and Louisa. Her elder daughter predeceased her in 2005.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Elizabeth Demetriadi (nee Kerr) 1919-2013

_.Elizabeth Demetriadi (nee Kerr), who died in Cumbria, 16 February, 2013, aged circa 94, was a scion of the Marquesses of Lothian (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1701). She was born in 1919, a daughter of Maj Basil Kerr, DSC (1879-1957), by his wife the former Winifred Katharine Blezard (d 1974), of Eccleston Paddocks, Chester, a granddaughter maternally of the 7th Viscount Chewynd; married 26 June, 1946, Lieutenant-Col George Demetriadi, MBE, elder son of George Constantine Demetriadi, of Manley Knoll;, Manley, Cheshire.


Anderson/Blackett engagement

_.The engagement was announced 19 February, 2013 between Mr Thomas P.P. Anderson, son of Mr & Mrs John Anderson, of Little Harle Tower, Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland, & Amelia Blackett (born 1984), scion of the Blackett Baronets (Bt, England, cr 1673), daughter of Sir Hugh Francis Blackett, 12th Baronet (b 11 Feb, 1955), of Halton Castle, Corbridge, Northumberland, by his wife the former Anna Coldwell.


Douglas-Pennant/Robinson engagement

_.The engagement was announced 19 February, 2013 between Ian Christopher Douglas-Pennant (born 1986), scion of the Barons Penrhyn (Baron, UK, cr 1866), son of Hugh Archibald Douglas-Pennant (born 1951), of Stansfield, Suffolk, by his second wife, the former Sarah Rosamund Gurney, scion of that landed family, & Miss Claire Robinson, daughter of Mr Richard Robinson, of Stockbridge, Hampshire, by his wife, Charlotte.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Harry Anthony Arthur Herbert Fortescue Duckworth-Chad

_.The Lady Laura Duckworth-Chad (nee Fortescue Gore b. 1975), wife of Major James Anthony L'Etang Duckworth-Chad, Coldstream Guards, (b. 1972) former Equerry to Queen Elizabeth II, gave birth to a son, Harry Anthony Arthur Herbert Fortescue, 28 January, 2013, a brother for Molly Lettice Fortescue, who was born 21 September, 2006, and for Minna Evie, born 18 June, 2008, and Viola Cecily Fortescue, who was born 12 May, 2010.

James is the elder son of Anthony Duckworth-Chad, of Pynkney Hall, Norfolk, High Sheriff of Norfolk, 1992, by his wife Elizabeth Sarah Wake-Walker (a granddaughter of the 7th Earl Spencer).

Lady Laura is the elder daughter of the 9th Earl of Arran, of Castle Hill, Devon, by his wife the Countess of Arran (the former Eleanor van Cutsem). Major James Duckworth-Chad is a second cousin of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Angela Bromley-Martin (nee Hampden-Ross)

_.Angela Felicity Bromley-Martin, who died 12 February, 2013, was the widow of Capt David Elliot Bromley-Martin, RN (1914-2002) scion of the landed family of Bromley-Martin, of Ham Court, Worcestershire. 

She was born Angela Hampden-Ross, daughter of Sydney Hampden-Ross, FCA, FSAA, of Shek-O, Hong Kong, and married Capt Bromley-Martin as his second wife in 1949.There were two sons of the marriage, Robin and Michael. 

Her husband was Flag Officer 2nd in charge of the Far East, 1947-49, and involved in the Amethyst Incident, 1949.


Col Sir John Gilmour, 4th Baronet 1944-2013

_.Colonel Sir John Gilmour, 4th Baronet (Bt, of Lundin & Montrave, cr UK, 1897), died 10 February, 2013. He was 68. Sir John, a deputy lieutenant for Fife, was Colonel in the army, served with the Fife & Forfar Yeomary/Scottish Horse, and was MFH. His home was at at Wester Balcormo, Fife. He was born 15 July, 1944, son of Sir John Edward Gilmour, 3rd Baronet (1912-2007), by his wife the former Ursula Mabyn Wills, and succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 1 June, 2007. He married in 1967, Valerie Jardine Russell, daughter of George Walker Russell, by whom he had issue, 2 sons and 2 daughters. The baronetcy is now inherited by his elder son, (John) Nicholas Gilmour, who was born in 1970.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mackaness / Mahler engagement

.The engagement was announced 14 February, 2013, between Nicholas John Mackaness (born 1984), scion of the landed family of Boughton Hall, Northants, now of Rudding Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, son of Mr Simon Mackaness (born 5 Feb 1949), of Rudding Park, by his wife Judith & Miss Miranda Mahler, daughter of Mr & Mrs Graeme Mahler, of Richmond, Surrey.


Lane Fox / Coronini von Cronberg engagement

.The engagement was announced 14 February, 2013, between Thomas Peter Lane Fox (born 1979), eldest son of Colonel (Retd) Graham Bryan Lane Fox (born 1949), of Thickthorn, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Margaret Langford, and Gräfin Alexia Coronini von Cronberg (born 27 Oct 1979), youngest daughter of Graf and Gräfin Coronini von Cronberg, of Roehampton, London.


Bonsor/Paget Steavenson engagement

_.The engagement was announced on St Valentine's Day 14 Feb, 2013, between James Charles Bonsor (born 1983), second son of Sir Nicholas Cosmo Bonsor, 4th Baronet (Bt, cr UK, 1925) (born 9 Dec, 1942), by his wife the former Hon Nadine Marisa Lampson (born 1948), daughter of the 2nd Baron Killearn (Peerage of UK, cr 1943), & Sophie C Paget Steavenson (born 1985), daughter of Mr Rupert Paget Steavenson, by his wife the former Geraldine Tyrrell.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chetwode/Shaw-Stewart marriage

_.The marriage took place 9 February, 2013, at the Church of St Bartholemew, Gourock, of the Hon Christopher Roger Chetwode (born 24 March, 1940), second son of the late Capt Hon Roger Chetwode (1906-40), by his wife the former Hon Molly Patricia Berry, daughter of the 1st Viscount Camrose (Peerage of the UK, cr 1941), & Lucinda Victoria, Lady Shaw-Stewart (nee Fletcher), widow of Maj Sir Houston Mark Shaw-Stewart, MC 11th Baronet (Bt cr NS 1667), & dau of the late Alexander Fletcher, of Wighill, Tadcaster, West Yorkshire.

The Hon Christopher Chetwode married 1stly, 1961, the Hon Philippa Brand, dau of the 5th Viscount Hampden, and  is a younger brother of  the 2nd Baron Chetwode (b 1937) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1945).

The bride married 1stly, in 1982, Sir Houston Shaw-Stewart, who died 21 Feb, 2004. She is mother of Sir Ludovic, the 12th Baronet, who was b 12 Nov, 1986.


John Vivian Auchmuty Musters 1917-2013

_, John Vivian Auchmuty Musters, Commander, RN, who died in Nelson, New Zealand, 10 Feb, 2013, aged 95, was a scion of the landed family of Chaworth-Musters of Annesley Park, near Nottingham. He was born 7 May 1917, the eldest son of John Domville Auchmuty Musters, Capt RN, DSC (b 1982), of Claremorris, Co Mayo, by his 1st wife, the former Olga Gertrude Helena Barnes, He joined the Royal Navy in 1935, served in WWII, was mentioned in despatches. Married 11 Sept, 1943, Ann Rosemary Garbett, dau of Capt Leonard Garbett, CBE, RN, of Stretton Grandison, Ledbury, Herefordshire, by whom he had issue, 2 sons and 2 daughters.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Danson & Maximilien Roundell: twins

_.Candice Roundell (nee Zehnder), wife of Charles H. Roundell (b 1975), scion of the landed family of Roundell, of Dorfold Hall, have birth to twin sons, Danson Aubrey and Maximilien Savile, 7 February, 2013.

Charles is the only son Richard Charles Roundell (b. 11 Feb 1944), head of the family, descended from the Earls of Dysart, by his wife the former Anthea Frances Legge (b. 15 May,1946), scion of the Earls of Dartmouth, & Candice is a daughter of of Mr and Mrs Robert Zehnder, of Nanteuil-en-Vallée, France.

Charles is a grandson paternally of Charles Wilbraham Roundell (b. 15 July 1912; d. 3 Aug 2003), by his wife the former Anne Moore (d. 2005); and great-grandson of Christopher Foulis Roundell (1876-1959), by his wife, the former Lady Maude Clements (1877-1932), daughter of the 4th Earl of Leitrim (1847-92), by his wife the former Lady Winifred Coke (d. 1940), daughter of the 2nd Earl of Leicester (1822-1909), &c.. Charles is a grandson maternally of David Alexander Keppel Legge, CBE (b. 1916), by his wife the former Patria Hornung, dau of Lt-Col. C.B.R. Hornung, DL, JP.

Charles's sister Laura is Countess of Burlington/Marchioness of Hartington, wife of the heir to the Duke of Devonshire.


Monday, February 11, 2013

Alexander Fellowes, cousin of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, to wed Alexandra Finlay

_.The engagement was announced in February, 2013, between the Hon Alexander Robert Fellowes (b 23 March, 1983), only son of Robert Fellowes, Baron Fellowes, GCB, GCVO (born 11 Dec, 1941), sometime Principal Private Secretary to HM The Queen, scion of the landed family of Fellowes, of Shotesham Park, by his wife the former Lady (Cynthia) Jane Spencer (born 11 Feb, 1957), & Alexandra Margaret Bell Finlay (born 1982), scion of the Finlay Baronets, of Epping (cr Bt, UK, 1964), daughter of George Edward Bell Finlay (b 14 Apr 1948), descended from the Barons Thurlow (Peerage of GB, cr 1792), by his wife the former Rose Alexandra Walker, of the whisky distillers Johnn Walker & Co family.

Alexander Fellowes is a first cousin of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.


Friday, February 08, 2013

Hon Sarah Katherine Elinor Baring 1920-2013

_.The Hon Mrs Sarah Baring, who died 4 February, 2013, aged 93, was a scion of the Barons Grantley (Peerage of GB, cr 1782), and was the mother of the 4th Viscount Astor.

The Hon Sarah Katherine Elinor Norton was born  20 January, 1920, daughter of Richard Henry Brinsley Norton, 6th Baron Grantley (1892-1954), of Markenfield Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Jean Mary Kinloch, scion of the Kinloch Baronets.

She married 1stly, 14 June, 1945 (div 1953), the Hon William Waldorf Astor (1907-66), eldest son of the 2nd Viscount Astor (1879-1952), of Cliveden, by his wife the former Nancy Langhorne.

Her first husband succeeded his father as 3rd Viscount, 30 Sept, 1952, and they divorced the following year. She married 2ndly, 17 Apr 1953 (div 1965), as his 1st wife, Lt-Col Thomas Michael Baring, scion of the Barons Northbrook (Peerage of the UK, cr 1866). She is survived by a son from the first marriage, William Waldorf Astor, 4th Viscount (born 27 Dec 1951), and by an adopted son, Edward, from the second marriage.


Thursday, February 07, 2013

Capt Hugo Ivo Meynell 1931-2013

_.Capt Hugo Ivo Meynell, who died 2 February, 2013, aged 81, was a scion of the landed family of Meynell, of Meynell Langley, Derbyshire. He was born 23 Nov, 1931, son of Hugo Francis Meynell, OBE (b 29 Dec 1903, d. 1974), of Melbourne, Derby, by his wife the former Doris Isabel Morrison (b 15 Nov 1908, d. 1992), of Valparaiso, Chile.

Educated at Stowe and RMA Sandhurst. Career: Capt 9th/12th Royal Lancers; married 22 Jun 1961, Sarah Virginia (b 1940), daughter of Gen Sir Richard McCreery, GCB, KBE, DSO, MC (1898-1967), by his wife the former Lettice St Maur, scion of the Dukes of Somerset, &c.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Long Compton Church, Warwickshire, 19 MAR, 2013.


Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The subjects still object to Queen Camilla

Daughter for Rollo & Kathryn Wigan

_. Kathryn Sarah Wigan (born 1981, nee Allsopp), scion of the Barons Hindlip, & wife of Rollo Wigan,  scion of the landed family of Wigan of Drewitts, gave birth to a daughter, 24 Jan, 2013.

Rollo is the youngest son of Mr Michael Christian Wigan (born 1945), head of the family, of Chelsea, London, SW3, by his former wife Mrs John Loudon (nee Eugenie Mary Felicity Cadbury, b 1948), scion of the confectionary dynasty, of Pusey, Oxfordshire.

Kathryn Wigan is the eldest daughter of the Hon John and Mrs Allsopp, of Wadwick, Hampshire, and is a granddaughter of the 5th Baron Hindlip (Peerage of the UK, cr 1886).


Tuesday, February 05, 2013

William David Jock Ropner 1929-2013

_.William David Jock Ropner, who died 31 January, 2013, aged 83, was a scion of the shipping family of Baronets (Bt, of Preston Hall, cr 1904). He was born 27 June, 1929, son of John Raymond Ropner (1903-), High Sheriff of Durham (1958), and a director of Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, the family firm, of Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Joan Redhead, daughter of William Redhead; he was educated at Harrow.

He married in 1961 (div 1962) Elizabeth Anne Ellsworth Jones. No issue.

The funeral is at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Middleton Tyas, 7 Feb, 2013.


Monday, February 04, 2013

Lascelles/Gregson marriage

_.The marriage took place 2 June, 2006, between Henry Ulick Lascelles (b 19 May, 1953), scion of the Earls of Harewood (Earl UK, 1812), son of the late Hon Gerald David Lascelles (1924-1998), by his 1st wife the former Angela Estree Dowding (1919-2007), & Mrs Fiona Margaret Wilmott (nee Gregson), daughter of Mr Barry Gregson, by his wife Hilda.

It is Mr Lascelles's 2nd marriage. He married Alexandra Morton in 1979, which marriage was dissolved.


Saturday, February 02, 2013

Parente / Elland engagement

_.The engagement was announced 2 Feb, 2013, between (Henry) Joseph Parente (born 1983), descended from the extinct Dukes of Portland, only son of William Henry Marcello Parente (b 18 Feb 1951), of Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, by his wife the former Alison J. Swan, & Miss Anuszka Elland, daughter of the late Mr Mark Elland and Mrs Ursula Elland, of Nether Langwith, Nottinghamshire.

Joseph Parente is a grandson paternally of Don Gaetano Parente, Principe di Castel Viscardo (b 1909-  d), by his wife the former Lady Victoria Margaret Cavendish-Bentinck (1918-55), a daughter of William Cavendish-Bentinck, 7th Duke of Portland (1893-1977), by his wife the former Ivy Gordon-Lennox (1887-1982), scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, &c.


Arthur James Russell

_.Henrietta Elizabeth Anne Russell (born 10 Oct 1983, nee Cator), wife of William S. Russell, gave birth to a son, Arthur James, 27 January, 2013.

William Russell is the elder son of Mr & Mrs Dudley Russell, of Norcote, Gloucestershire, & Henrietta, scion of that landed family of Woodbastwick, Norfolk, is 1st dau of Henry Greville Cator (b 26
Mar 1956), of Salhouse, Norfolk, by his wife the former Sara Elizabeth Keeling (b 6 Jul 1954), a granddaughter maternally of Sir John Hanbury-Williams (1892-1965), by his wife the former Princess Zenaida Cantacuzene, a daughter of Maj.-Gen. Prince Michael Michaelovich Cantacuzene, 2nd Count Speransky and Julia Dent Grant, eldest grandchild of US President Ulysses S. Grant.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Peter John Philip Seely, 5th Baron Mottistone 1949-2013

_. Peter John Philip Seely, 5th Baron Mottistone (Peerage of the UK, cr 1933), died in Kent, 23 January, 2013, aged 63.

He was born 29 Oct, 1949, son of David Peter Seely, 4th Baron Mottistone, CBE (1920-2011), by his wife the former Anthea Christine McMullan. Succeeded to the peerage on his father's death, 24 Nov, 2011.

He married twice, firstly, in 1972 (div 1975) Joyce Cairns, and secondly, 1982 (div 2001), Linda Swain. He leaves a son from the first marriage, and a son, and three daughters from the second marriage.

The peerage now devolves upon his elder son, the Hon Christopher David Peter Seely, who was born 1 Oct, 1974.

The funeral takes place at the Church of St Peter, Hever, Kent, 12 Feb.


Blair / de la Poer engagement

_.The engagement was announced 1 February, 2013, between Oliver J. Blair, son of the late Mr Christopher Blair and Mrs Catherine Blair, of Holt, Norfolk, & Elinor Clare de la Poer (born 1989), daughter of Count Anthony de la Poer (b 1940), of South Perrott, Dorset, and Countess Anthony de la Poer.

The bride-to-be is descended from the Barons Wynford and the extinct Barons Emly.