Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Son of Aga Khan to wed Kendra Spears

__.The engagement has been announced between HH Prince Rahim Aga Khan (b 12 Oct 1971), descended from the Barons Churston (Peerage UK, cr 1858), eldest son of His Highness The Aga Khan, by his wife the former Sarah Frances Croker Poole (b 28 January, 1940), & Kendra Spears (b 5 Aug 1988), Seattle-born fashion model. -=-

Francis Thomas Donald Blake

_.Claire Louise Blake (nee Donald), wife of (Francis) Julian Blake(b 17 Feb, 1971), scion of the Blake Baronets (Bt, UK, 1907, of Tillmouth Park, Cornhill, Northumberland), gave birth to a son, Francis Thomas Donald, 25 April, 2013. Julian Blake is the son and heir of Sir (Francis) Michael Blake, 3rd Baronet (b 11 Jul 1943), of Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, by his wife the former Joan Miller, and Claire Blake is a daughter of James Donald, of Cupar, Fife. -=-

Monday, April 29, 2013

James/Cuthbert engagement

.The engagement was announced 29 Apr, 2013, between Adam H. James, son of Mr & Mrs Christopher James, of Odiham, Hampshire, and Mary Belinda (Mollie) Cuthbert (b 1984) third daughter of (John) Aidan Cuthbert (b 1934), head of that landed family, of Beaufront Castle, Hexham, Northumberland, by his former wife Lady Victoria Lucy Diana Percy (b 1949), of Alnwick, Northumberland, daughter of the 10th Duke of Northumberland. -=-

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Marsham/ Beaumont marriage

_.The marriage took place at Hexham Abbey, 27 Apr, 2013, 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. -=-

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hon James Michael Edward Bruce, CBE 1927-2013

_.The Hon James Michael Edward Bruce, CBE (1992), sometime chairman of Game Conservancy, who died 22 April, 2013, was a scion of the Earls of Elgin & Kincardine, the second son of the 10th Earl of Elgin & Kincardine, KT, CMG, TD (1881-1968), by his wife the Hon Dame Katherine Elizabeth Cochrane, DBE (d 1989), daughter of the 1st Baron Cochrane of Cults. He was born 26 Aug, 1927; married 1stly, 29 Jul 1950 (div 1974), the Hon (Margaret) Jean Coats (b 11 Oct, 1928) , only daughter of the 2nd Baron Glentanar (1894-1971) (Ext); married 2ndly,1975, Morven-Anne Macdonald (d 1994); married 3rdly, 2000, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Hamilton. He leaves issue from his first marriage. Service of Thanksgiving at St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth, Friday 3 May. -=-

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Viscount Boyne marries Miss Julia Howard

_.The marriage took place at Greystoke Castle, Cumbria, 20 April, 2013, of Gustavus Michael Stucley Hamilton-Russell, 11th Viscount Boyne (b 27 May, 1965) son of the late 10th Viscount Boyne, KCVO (1931-95), of Burwarton, Bridgnorth, Salop, by his wife the former Rosemary Anne Stucley (scion of the Stucley Baronets), & Miss Julia Howard. Lord Boyne married firstly, in 1991, Lucy, daughter of George Potter, by whom he has three children. I have scanned the Greystoke branch of the Howard Family (Dukes of Norfolk) for a Julia Howard and can't seem to locate her. Is the bride Julia Frances Howard (b 3 Oct 1964), dau of Sir John Philip Howard, 6th Baronet, of Corby Castle, Carlisle? -==-

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lt.-Gen. Sir Steuart Pringle, 10th Baronet, KCB 1928-2013

_.Lieutenant-General Sir Steuart Pringle, 10th Baronet, Commandant General, The Royal Marines 1981-84, died 18 April, 2013. He was 84. He was born 21 July, 1928, son of Sir Norman Pringle, 9th Baronet (1903-61), by his wife the former Winifred Olive Curran, and succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 8 Feb, 1961. Married 5 September, 1953, Jacqueline Marie, only child of Wilfrid Hugh Gladwell, by whom he had issue. The baronetcy (Bt cr 1682, Nova Scotia) passes to his elder son, Simon Robert Pringle, who was born 6 January, 1959. He was appointed KCB (Mil) 1982. -=-

Lord Stirrup's Garter

Air Chief Marshal Lord Stirrup was been appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, St George's Day, 2013. Lord Stirrup, 63, fills one of the the three vacancies in the order left by the deaths of the Duke of Grafton, Viscount Ridley and Baroness Thatcher. Lord Stirrup will be invested at Windsor on the Monday before the start of Royal Ascot week in June. -=-

Monday, April 22, 2013

Death of Princess Elisabeth of Hesse

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse, who died 12 Apr, 2013, aged 69, was a former wife Prof Prince Otto of Hesse (1937-98), a great-great grandson of Queen Victoria. She was born Elisabeth Bonker,at Rumburg, Czechoslovakia, 31 Jan 1944, daughter of Wilhlem Bonker by his wife Elisabeth Nagel, and married Prince Otto (morganatically) 28 Dec 1988. The marriage ended in divorce in 1994. Isn't it pretentious and silly for long dethroned Royal Houses not to recognise the marriages of their members with commoners as equal? Surely all the wives of current heirs of the existing thrones in Europe and Scandinavia would (except Britain) have been regarded as morganatic or unequal in days of old? -==-

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Vassar-Smith/Newhouse engagement

_.The engagement was announced 20 April, 2013, between Richard Rathborne Vassar-Smith (b 29 Dec 1975), elder son and heir of Sir John Rathborne Vassar-Smith, 4th Baronet (b 23 Jul 1936), of Wantage, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Roberta Elaine Williamson, & Lydia Louisa G. Newhouse (b 1981), daughter of Mr Philip J. Newhouse, of London, by his wife the former Linda Wright. -=-

Mary Countess of Bessborough 1915-2013

_.Mary Countess of Bessborough, who died 13 April, 2013, in Philadelphia, USA, aged 98, was the widow of Frederick, 10th Earl of Bessborough (1913-1993). She was born Mary Munn, at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA, 3 March, 1915, daughter of Charles A. Munn, of New York, and married Lord Bessborough in 1948. There was one daughter of the marriage, Lady Charlotte (b 1949). On her husband's death he was succeeded in the family honours (except the UK earldom which became extinct) by his cousin, Arthur Ponsonby. A private funeral is to take place at Stansted Park, Hampshire, 26 Apr, 2013. -=-

Great grandson for the Duke of Wellington

_. Natasha Doone Halliday (nee Wellesley, b 1975), scion of the Dukes of Wellington, and wife of Mr C.Tom Halliday, gave birth to a son, Samuel George, 29 March, 2013. Tom Halliday is a son of Mr & Mrs Christopher Halliday, of Westbury, Shropshire, & Natasha is the 1st daughter of Lord Richard Gerald Wellesley (b 1949), of Marston St Lawrence, Oxfordshirem by his wife the former Joanna Sumner. Natasha is a granddaughter of the 8th Duke of Wellington, KG, LVO, OBE, MC (b 1915), and the late Duchess of Wellington, MBE. -=-

Friday, April 19, 2013

Lewis/Sempill engagement

_.The engagement was announced 19 April, 2013, between Mr Christopher N. Lewis, eldest son of Mr & Mrs N. Lewis, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, & the Hon Cosima Sempill (b 1983), daughter of the 21st Lord Sempill born 25 Feb, 1949 (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1489), of Leith, Edinburgh, by his wife, the former Josephine Anne Edith Rees. -=-

2nd Baron Balfour of Inchrye 1924-2013

_.The Baron Balfour of Inchrye died 14 April, 2013. He was 88. Ian Balfour was born 21 December, 1924, son of Harold Harington Balfour, MC, Conservative MP for the Isle of Thanet Div of Kent, May 1929-June 1945, who was created a peer as Baron Balfour of Inchrye in 1945, by his 1st wife Diana Blanche Harvey (d 1982) daughter of Sir Robert Grenville Harvey, 2nd Baronet. He succeeded to the peerage on his father's death, 1988. Married 1953, Josephine Maria Jane Bernard (b 1934, d 2007), scion of the Earls of Bandon, daughter of Morogh Wyndham Percy Bernard (1902-77), by his wife the Hon Diana Pearl Dundas, dau of the 7th Viscount Melville, by whom he had one daughter, the Hon Roxane Balfour, who was born in 1955. The peerage now becomes extinct. -=-

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Clementine Rose Lovell Taylor

. Leonie Carrina R. Taylor (nee Buxton, b 1979), wife of James Geoffrey Bethune (Jamie) Taylor (b 1979), gave birth to a daughter, Clementine Rose Lovell, 5 April, 2013. James Taylor is a son of Mr Michael Taylor, of London, by his wife the former Hon Sarah Lovell Rippon (b 1950), second daughter of the Baron Rippon of Hexham, PC, QC (Life peer); and Leonie is a daughter of Lt-Col. Charles J. Buxton, of Overstrand, Norfolk, by his wife the former Veronica J.M. Paterson-Morgan. -=-

Rivett-Carnac/Kiuchi marriage

_.The marriage took place in Tokyo, Japan, 12 April, 2013, between Sir Jonathan James Rivett-Carnac, 10th Baronet (born 1962), elder son of Commander Sir Miles Rivett-Carnac, 9th Bt, RN (1933-2009), by his wife the former April Sally Villar, now April, Lady Rivett-Carnac, of Alresford, Hampshire, & Miss Reiko Kiuchi, daughter of Setsuko Kiuchi San, of Tokyo, Japan. The baronetcy was created in 1836 (UK). Sir Jonathan is a brother of Lulu Guinness. -=-

MacLaren/Bromage engagement

_.The engagement was announced 17 Apr, 2013, between Lieut Louis MacLaren, Scots Guards, third son of The MacLaren of MacLaren, Chief of the Clan MacLaren, and Madam MacLaren, and Miss Isabelle Bromage, yr daughter of Mr & Mrs David Bromage, of Gretton. -=-

George William Sholto Callander

_.Alice Julie Callander (nee Agar), wife of James Edward Callander (b 1979), scion of the Burn-Callander of Prestonhall landed family, gave birth to a son, George William Sholto, 5 Apr, 2013. James Callander is a son of Lt-Col Richard Callander (b 1950), by his wife the former Lady Mary Pamela Douglas (b 1950), daughter of the 21st Earl of Morton. Alice is a dau of William Agar, of Penshurst, Victoria, Australia. -=-

Sir Richard James Dashwood, 9th Baronet 1950-2013

_.Sir Richard James Dashwood, 9th Baronet (of Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire, Bt, cr 1684), died at Adderbury, 14 April, 2013, aged 63. He was born 14 Feb, 1950, son of Sir Henry George Massy Dashwood, 8th Baronet (1908-72), by his wife the former Susan Mary Montgomerie-Charrington, scion of that landed gentry family, and succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's demise, 1972. He was educated at Eton. Married 1984 (div 1993) Kathryn Anne Mahon, dau of Frank Mahon, of Eastbury, Newbury, Berks, by whom he had issue, a son Frederick George Mahon Dashwood, born 29 January, 1988, who now succeeds to the baronetcy. -==-

Frederick Malcolm Alastair Riddell

_.Cecilia Frances Stephanie (Lily) Riddell (née Napier, b 1976), scion of the Lords Napier & Ettrick, wife of A.J.M. (Jamie) Riddell, gave birth to a son, Frederick Malcolm Alastair, 11 March, 2013, a brother for Archie Roderick James, who was b 12 Nov, 2009. Jamie is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Alastair Riddell, of Glen Lyon, Perthshire, and Cecilia is the youngest daughter of the Hon ( Charles) Malcolm Napier (b. 1933), of Bardmony, Alyth, Perthshire, by his wife the late Lady Mariota Cecilia Murray, yr daughter of the 7th Earl of Mansfield & Mansfield. --==--

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wilbur Thomas Rippon Browne

_.Victoria Browne (nee Howard-Vyse, born 1980), a scion of the Howard-Vyse landed family of Langton, North Yorkshire, and wife of Charlie Browne, gave birth to a son, Wilbur Thomas Rippon, 29 March, 2013. Charlie Browne is a son of Mr & Mrs Peter Browne, of Flempton, Suffolk, and Victoria (Vicky) is the dau of Lt-Col John Cecil Howard-Vyse (born 1947), of Burneston, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Jennifer Anne Collin. -=-

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Third son for the Earl and Countess of Clarendon

_.The Countess of Clarendon (née Bryonie Leask), wife of the 8th Earl of Clarendon (b 12 Feb 1976), gave birth to a third son, the Hon Cosmo Thomas Laurence Villiers, 21 March, 2013, a brother for Edward George James, Lord Hyde, who was b 17 Apr 2008, and the Hon Frederick Henry Alexander Villiers, who was born 29 Oct 2009. The Countess of Clarendon is a dau. of Maj General Anthony de Camborne Lowther Leask CB CBE, of Stibb Green, Burbage, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Heather Catherine Moir), only son of Lieut General Sir Henry Lowther Ewart Clark Leask KCB OBE DSO, of 9 Glenalmond House, Manor Fields, London SW15, Governor of Edinburgh Castle 1969-72, by his wife Zoe de Camborne Paynter, dau. of Col William Patterson Paynter DSO. -==-

Charlotte Flavia Whitbread

_Sarah Whitbread (née Prest), wife since 2000 of William Whitbread, scion of the landed family of that name, gave birth to a sixth daughter, Charlotte Flavia, 1 March, 2013, a sister for Ottilie, Rose, Verena, Amelia and Cecily. -==-

Molly Lady Kennard

_.Molly Lady Kennard, who died 5 April, 2013, was the second wife of Sir George Arnold Ford Kennard, 3rd Baronet (1915-99). She was born Molly Jesse Rudd Wyllie, daughter of Hugh Wyllie, of Fishbourne, Sussex, and married 1stly, Ivor William Miskin, and then 2ndly, Sir George, in 1958. The marriage ended in divorce in 1974. She leaves 2 children from her first marriage. -=-

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sackville/Akroyd marriage

_.The marriage took place at Bodenham, 6 Apr, 2013, of the Hon Edward Geoffrey Richard Sackville (b 6 Dec, 1980), second son of William Herbrand (Sackville) 11th Earl De La Warr (b 10 Apr, 1948), of Buckhurst Park, Sussex, by his wife the former Anne Leveson; & Sophia Georgina M. Akroyd (b 1984), daughter of the late Mr Mark T.S. Akroyd, by his wife the former Camilla E.L. Milton, now Mrs Christian Dangerfield, of Pencombe, Herefordshire. -=-

Theo Oliver James Tollemache

Sophie Tollemache (nee Johnstone, b 1981), wife of the Hon Edward John Hugo Tollemache (b 12 May 1976), scion of the Barons Tollemache, gave birth to a second son, Theo Oliver James, 5 April, 2013, a brother for Ralph. Edward Tollemache is the eldest son of the 5th Baron Tollemache (Peerage of the UK, cr 1876), and he served as a Page of Honour to HM The Queen, 1988-90. -==-

Beatrice Laura Bethan Peto

_.Sara Peto (nee Jones), wife of Mark Edward Peto (b 1971), scion of the Peto Baronets, gave birth to a second daughter, Beatrice Laura Bethan, 5 Apr, 2013, a sister for Charlotte Daphne Sophia, who was b 2011. -=-

Rose Mary Blossom Cecil

_.Anna Cecil (nee Whistler), wife of Michael John Amherst Cecil (b 1977), scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney (UK, 1892), gave birth to a daughter, Rose Mary Blossom, 6 March, 2013. Michael Cecil is the younger son of Mr John Strongbow Amherst (Bow) Cecil (b 1939), and Mrs Cecil, of Honington, Warwickshire, and Anna is the younger daughter of Major and Mrs Michael Whistler, of Broadmayne, Dorset. ==

Beare/Durrant engagement

_.The engagement was announced 13 Apr, 2013, between Capt Charles Henry Lyell Beare (born 1984), Welsh Guards, yr son of Mr Julian Lyell Beare (b 1951), of Cowden, Kent, by his wife the former Charlotte Julia Mary Elborne (descended from the Viscounts Galway) and Judith Kate Durrant (b 1986), daughter of {Graham} Michael Durrant, of Wardour, Wilts, by his wife Dr Pamela H. Durrant (nee Swingler). -=-

Anne Duchess of Norfolk 1927-2013

_.Anne Duchess of Norfolk, who died 8 April, 2013, aged 85, was a founder of the hospice movement in the UK, and was the widow of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG (1915-2002), England's premier duke and Earl Marshal. She was born Anne Mary Teresa Constable Maxwell, 30 Aug 1927, a scion of the Lords Herries of Terregles, daughter of Wing Cdr Gerald Constable Maxwell, DFC (1895-1959), by his wife the former Caroline Burns Carden (died 1984). She married in 1949, the Hon Miles Fitzalan Howard, eldest son of the 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop by his wife the Baroness Beaumont, who held the peerage in her own right. Her husband succeeded his mother as 12th Baron Beaumont in 1971, and his father as 4th Baron Howard of Glossop in 1972, and his kinsman as 17th Duke of Norfolk in 1975. He died 24 June, 2002. The duchess leaves 2 sons, Edward, the 18th Duke of Norfolk and Lord Gerald Fitzalan Howard, and three daughters, the Countess of Balfour, the actress Marsha Fitzalan and Lady Carina, wife of Sir David Frost. -=-

Salvesen/Elphinstone marriage

The marriage took place, 13 Apr, 2013, in Aberdeenshire, between Edmund Salvesen, son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Salvesen, of Torphins, Aberdeenshire, & (Mary) Abigail Elphinstone (b 1984),scion of the Elphinstone Baronets (cr Nova Scotia, 1701), daughter of Charles Elphinstone (b 1958),of Edzell, Angus, and Mrs Lucy Elphinstone (nee Reynolds), of Cold Ash, Berkshire, dau of Maj. M.D. Reynolds, of Barnstaple, Devon. The bride is a granddaughter of Sir John Elphinstone of Glack, 11th Baronet. -=-

Monday, April 08, 2013

The 4th Baron St Levan, DSC 1919-2013

_The 4th Baron St Levan, DSC, who died 7 April, 2013, aged 94, was the driving force behind the St Aubyn family's bequest of St Michael's Mount to the National Trust. John Francis Arthur St Aubyn was born 23 Feb, 1919, son of Francis Cecil St Aubyn, 3rd Baron St Levan (1895-1978), by his wife the former Hon Clementina Nicolson (died 1995)sister of the politician, biographer and writer Sir Harold Nicolson, and scion of the Barons Carnock. Succeeded to the barony (cr UK, 1887) and baronetcy (cr UK, 1866), on his father's demise, 10 July, 1978. Married Dec 1970, Susan Maria Marcia Kennedy (d 21 Feb, 2003), daughter of Maj Gen Sir John Kennedy, of Temple Sowerby Manor, Penrith, Cumberland. There were no children of the marriage. The peerage and baronetcy devolve upon his Lordship's nephew, James Piers Southwell St Aubyn, who was born 6 June, 1950. -=-

Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM 1925-2013

>The Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, Prime Minister, May 1979-Nov, 1990, died in London, 8 April, 2013. She was 87.

3rd Baron Gainford (1921-2013)

_.The Baron Gainford, who died at Marlow, Buckinghamshire, 4 April, 2013, aged 91, was 3rd holder of the peerage created in 1917. He was born Joseph Edward Pease, 25 Dec, 1921, son of the 2nd Baron (1889-1971), by his wife the former Veronica Margaret Noble, scion of the Noble Baronets (cr 1902); educated at Eton & Gordonstoun; FRGS; married 1953, Margaret Theophila Radcliffe Tyndale, dau of Henry Edmund Guise Tyndale, by whom he had 2 daughters, Joanna and Virginia.

Lord Gainford is succeeded in the peerage by his younger brother, the Hon George Pease, who was born 20 Apr, 1926.


Portman/Leonhardt engagement

_.The engagement was announced in April, 2013, between Edward Berkeley Portman (born 1983), scion of the Viscounts Portman (Visc, UK, cr 1873), son of Lt-Col Michael Berkeley Portman (b 1947), of Port Hill, Bideford, Devon, by his wife the former Penelope Jane Bishop, & Maria (Pepa) daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Leonhardt, of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Chichester/Hamilton engagement

_.The engagement was announced in Apr, 2013, between Rory Alastair St Clair Chichester (born 1985), scion of the Marquesses of Donegall (Marquess, Ireland, cr 1791), son of the late Dermot Michael Claud Chichester, by his second wife the former Shan McIndoe (now Lady Hazlerigg) of Noseley, Leicestershire, & Arabella Hamilton Palmer, dau of Mr & Mrs David Palmer, of Whitchurch, Hampshire.


Nina Amelia Vestey

_.Chloe N.H. Vestey (nee Sievwright) wife of Benjamin John (Ben) Vestey (b 1979), scion of the Barons Vestey (UK 1922), gave birth to a daughter, Nina Amelia, 29 March, 2013, a sister for Sophia Isabella, who was born 20 April, 2011. 

Ben is the son of the Hon Mark William Vetey (b 1943), of Foxcote, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Rose Amelia Clifton (See Bruce Baronets, Cr 1804), and Chloe is a daughter of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs David Sievwright, of Burbage, Wiltshire.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Death of Lady Rashleigh, wife of Sir Richard Rashleigh, 6th Baronet

._ Lady Rashleigh, who died at her home, 30 March, 2013, was chatelaine of Menabilly, Cornwall, the Georgian house from which Daphne Du Maurier drew her 'Manderley' in her classic novel 'Rebecca'.

Lady Rashleigh was the wife of Sir Richard Harry Rashleigh, 6th Baronet (b 8 Jul 1958), (Bart, UK, cr 1831), of Menabilly, Parr, Cornwall.

Lady Rashleigh was born Emma Felicity Clare McGougan, the elder daughter of the late John McGougan, of London, by his former wife the former Jennifer Dyke (who married 2ndly, 1987, Sir Antony Arthur Acland, KG, GCMG, GCVO (scion of the Acland Baronets, cr UK, 1890).

She is survived by her husband and two children.


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

New private secretary for HRH Prince Harry

_. Prince Harry, increasing his work load as a senior member of the Royal Family,  has appointed a private secretary. The fellow is Capt Edward Lane Fox, 36, late the Blues & Royals, scion of the Lane Fox family, of Bramham Park, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire.

Edward Lane Fox, an army officer for several years and from a family long associated with the army, is the third and youngest son of the late George and Victoria Lane Fox, of Bramham Park, and was born in 1976.

Capt Lane Fox has two elder brothers, Nick, who now runs the family estate, and is married to Rachel Baring, a member of banking family, and James.

Edward's paternal grandmother was the Hon Marcia Agnes Mary Lane Fox (b. 4 Sept, 1904-d. at Leeds, West Yorkshire, 9 January, 1980), eldest of the four daughters of the first Baron Bingley (1870-1947); she married 3 Oct, 1929, Lt-Col Francis Gordon Ward-Jackson,Vice-Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, 1968-74 (b. 14 Oct, 1899, d. 1989, aged 89) (who assumed the surname of Lane Fox in lieu of Jackson by deed poll in 1937).


Lyburn/Campbell Adamson engagement

_.The engagement was announced 3 Apr, 2013, between Peter J. Lyburn, son of Mr & Mrs Graeme Lyburn, of Coupar Angus, Perthshire, & Rosemary Jane (Rosie) Campbell Adamson (b 1987), daughter of Hugh Campbell Adamson, of Stracathro, Angus, by his wife the former Hon Alison Mary Elliott (b 1957), daughter of the Baron Elliott of Morpeth (life peer), &c.


Daughter for Sam and Louisa Parker Bowles

_.Louisa M. Parker Bowles (nee Arnold), wife of Sam William Francis Parker Bowles [b 1981], scion of the Earls of Macclesfield, gave birth to a daughter, Poppy Elsbeth Rose, 29 March, 2013.

Sam Parker Bowles is a son of Simon Humphrey Parker Bowles [b 1941] by his wife the former Carolyn Potter, and is a nephew of Brig Andrew Parker Bowles, former husband of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

Louisa is a daughter of
Professor Roslyn Arnold, of Sydney, Australia [Roslyn Mary ARNOLD Dip Ed, BA, MA, MEd, PhD, Sometime Dean and Head of School. University of Tasmania]


Monday, April 01, 2013

Diana Mary Miller, suo jure Baroness Fauconberg & Conyers 1920-2013

_. Diana Mary Miller (nee Pelham), suo jure Baroness Fauconberg & Conyers, died 2 March, 2013. She was 92. She was born 5 July, 1920, as Lady Diana Mary Pelham, elder daughter of the 5th Earl of Yarborough (who was 14th Baron Conyers and 7th Baron Fauconberg), by his wife the former Nancy Brocklehurst(d 1977). On her father's demise, 7 Feb, 1948, his baronies fell into abeyance between his two daughters, and the abeyance terminated, 17 May, 2012, with the death of the younger daughter, Lady June Wendy Lycett. Lady Diana married 15 Nov, 1952, Robert Miller, of Harare, Zimbabwe, who died in 1990. Lady Fauconberg & Conyers had two daughters, the Hon Marcia Anne MILLER, renamed on adoption as Anthea Theresa LYCETT (b 21 June 1954). She was adopted by her mother's sister. She is unm and lives in Gloucestershire, and the Hon Beatrix Diana MILLER (b 23 Aug 1955). She m 1991 Simon William JONES ARMSTRONG (d 2012) and has two sons: Guy William Robert (b 1996) and Matthew Charles (b 1998). They live in Kenya. The peerages now fall into abeyance between the Hon Anthea Lycett and the Hon Beatrix Diana Armstrong. -=-