Thursday, February 28, 2013

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.


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