Thursday, May 30, 2013

Murray/Gilbert engagement

_.The engagement was announced 30 May 2013 between Andrew Dalrymple Petrocokino Murray of Murraythwaite, yr, son of Mr and Mrs Anthony Murray of Murraythwaite, Dumfriesshire, and Arabella Katharine Elizabeth Gilbert, daughter of Mr and Mrs Geoffrey Gilbert, of Compton, Devon. -==-

Robert Henry Charles Vernède

-. Fiona Vernède (nee Bromet), wife of John M.Vernède, gave birth to a son, Robert Henry Charles, 25 May, 2013, a brother for Caroline. John is the son of Mr and Mrs Charles Vernède, of Hawkhurst, Kent, and Fiona is the youngest daughter of the late Mr John Bromet, of Wighill, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Charlotte Imogen Woollcombe Bromet (nee Smith) b. 30 Aug 1943, daughter of Geoffrey Roy Holland Smith, of Oxton Hall, Tadcaster, (of the Tadcaster brewing family Samuel Smiths) by his wife Rosamond Margaret Stirling Woollcombe (of the landed family Woollcombe formerly of Ashbury). Fiona Vernède's brother, Edward Bromet, married the Hon Victoria Neville, fourth daughter of the 10th Baron Braybrooke, and a sister of the Countess of Derby, &c.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

von Hof/Vernon engagement

_.The engagement was announced 29 May, 2013, between Mr Reinhart von Hof, son of the late Mr Norbert von Hof and Mrs Norbert von Hof, of Limavady, Co Londonderry, & Miss Emma Mary Vernon (b 1983), scion of the Barons Lyveden (Baron UK 1859), daughter of (Hugh) Richard Mervyn Vernon (b 1947), of Stairaird, Ayrshire, by his wife the former Hon Victoria Arthur (b 1946), daughter of the 3rd Baron Glenarthur, OBE (1909-1976) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1918). -=-

Elaine Felicia Straker (nee Peat)

_.Elaine Felicia Straker died 22 May, 2013, aged 86. She was a daughter of Charles Urie Peat (1892-1979), of Wycliffe Hall, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, by his wife the former Ruth Martha Pulley, and married 17 Jul, 1948, Hugh Charles Straker, RN (b 19 Oct 1926), of Caldwell, Richmond, North Yorkshire, scion of that landed family of Stagshaw, son of Hugh Alister Straker (b 1900) of Ponteland, Northumberland. Mrs Straker was the mother of 4 sons and 1 daughter. The funeral is at St Mary's Church, Wycliffe village, 7 June, 2013. Mrs Straker was a granddaughter of Sir William Barclay Peat, CVO -=-

Lord Terrington's heir to wed

_.The engagement was announced 29 May, 2013, between the Hon Jack Henry Lehmann Woodhouse (born 7 Dec, 1978), scion of the Barons Terrington (Peerage of the UK, cr 1918), son and heir of Professor the 6th Baron Terrington, MB, BS, FRCS (b 20 Sept, 1946), by his wife the former Hon Anna Philipps (b 1954), dau of the 3rd Baron Milford, & Miss Helena C. Bushman, daughter of Mr Richard Bushman, by his wife Harriet. -=-

Lady Margaret Fortescue 1923-2013

_.The Lady Margaret Fortescue, who died 25th May, 2013, aged 89, was a daughter of the 5th Earl Fortescue, KG, CB, OBE, MC, PC (1888-1958), (Ear; cr GB, 1789) by his wife the former Hon Margaret Helen Beaumont, CBE (1892-1958), dau of the 1st Viscount Allendale (Visc UK, cr 1911); she was born 13 Dec, 1923; married 1948 (div 1968) Bernard van Cutsem (b 1916, d 1975), head of that landed family, son of Henry Harcourt van Cutsem, by whom she had issue, 2 daughters, Eleanor (b 1949), wife of the 9th Earl of Arran, and Rosamund (b 1952). A Thanksgiving service takes place at St Paul's, Filleigh, 3 June. Both the Earl and Countess of Arran have lost their mother's in recent days. -=-

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Morshead/Nicolson marriage

_.The marriage took place, 25 May, 2013, at St Peter's, Fraserburgh, between Charles Christopher Thomas Morshead (b 1981), elder son of Mr Samuel R. Morshead, of St Fillans, Perthshire and Mrs Annabelle C.E. Morshead (nee Bates), of Langley-on-Tyne, Northumberland, 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 Cairnbulg Castle, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the Hon Katharine Ingrid Mary Isabel FRASER, Mistress of Saltoun (b 11 Oct, 1957). The bride 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. -=-

Friday, May 24, 2013

Hewitt/Carr engagement

_.The engagement was announced 24 May, 2013, between Mr Dominic Hewitt (b 1980), son of Mr Geoffrey Hewitt, of Surrey, by his wife the former Jennifer J. Pettley (b 1946), & Miss Polly Catherine Alice Carr (born 1985), daughter Mr Francis Christopher (Fred) Carr, of London and Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Corinna Elizabeth Wake-Walker (b 1957), scion of the Walker Baronets, daughter of Lt-Cdr Cedric Collingwood Wake-Walker, RN (1923-2013), by his wife the former Margaret Iona Letitia Maclean (b 1928). -=-

Moritz Friedrich Karl Emanuel Humbert, Landgrave of Hesse 1926-2013

_. Moritz Friedrich Karl Emmanuel, The Landgrave of Hesse, a third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, who died 23 May, 2013, aged 86, was head of the Royal House of Hesse. Born 6 Aug 1926, son of Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (1896-1980), by his wife Princess Mafalda of Italy (1902-44), daughter of Vittorio Emanuele III, King of Italy; he was adopted by his cousin, Prince Ludwig of Hesse & By Rhine, 24 Dec, 1960; married 1964 (div 1974), Princess Tatiana zun Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b 1940), by whom he had issue. He is succeeded as head of the Royal House of Hesse by his son, Heinrich, who was born 17 Oct 1966. -=-

Lt-Cdr Cedric Wake-Walker, RN 1923-2013

_.Lieutenant-Commander Cedric Collingwood Wake-Walker, RN, of Terwick, West Sussex, who died 22 May, 2013, aged 89, was a scion of the Walker Baronets of Oakley House (Bt, UK, cr 1856). He was born 23 Aug, 1923, a son of Admiral Sir (William) Frederic Wake-Walker, KCB, CBE (1888-1945) by his wife the former Muriel Elsie Hughes (d 1963), dau of Sir Collingwood Hughes, 10th Baronet (cr 1773); he married in 1949, Iona Maclean, dau of Capt John Cassilis Maclean, RN, by whom he had issue, a son and 2 daughters. Career:-->served in WWII, and in the Korean War, 1950-51 (despatches); Assistaqnt Gen Sec to the Comite International Radio Maritime, &c. His elder brother, Christopher, married in 1944, Lady Anne Spencer, daughter of the 7th Earl Spencer, and an aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, &c. The funeral is at St Peter's Church, Terwick, 5 June. -=-

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Zara Romilly Rose Mace

_. Alice Rachel Mace ((née Chadwyck-Healey, born 1977), wife of William N. Mace, and scion of the Chadwyck-Healey Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1919), gave birth to a daughter, Zara Romilly Rose, 15 May, 2013, a sister for Monty Peregrine, was was born 28 Oct, 2010. William Mace is the elder son of Mr Daniel Mace, of Winterbourne Monkton, Wiltshire, and Mrs Marlie Mace, of Kinnerton, Radnorshire, and Alice is the elder daughter of Mr Peregrine Chadwyck-Healey (b 1950), of Calne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Julia Mary Boughey, scion of the Boughey Baronets, and a cousin of Sarah Duchess of York. ==

Cameron/Maitland-Robinson engagement

_.The engagement was announced 23 May, 2013, between Hamish John Cameron (born 1985), scion of the Camerons of Lochiel, son of John Alastair Nigel Cameron (b 1954), of London, by his wife the former Julia Wurtzburg (now Mrs Julia Cameron, of Micheldever, Hampshire), and Joanna Alice Maitland-Robinson (b 1987), daughter of Aidan James Maitland-Robinson, of Wiltshire, by his wife the former Hon Susannah Jane Henderson (b 1963), daughter of the 3rd Baron Faringdon (b 1937). -=-

+ Margaret Fetherstonhaugh, of Kirkoswald

._Margaret Fetherstonhaugh, who died at her home, 18 May, 2013, aged 71, was the wife of Timothy Ross Fetherstonhaugh (b 19 Jan 1936), sometime High Sheriff of Cumbria, head of that landed gentry family of Kirkoswald, Cumbria. She was the mother of Tim and Jane. The funeral is at St Oswald's Church, Kirkoswald, 30 May. -=-

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gordon-Watson/Reardon marriage

_.The marriage took place in May, 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. -=-

Monday, May 20, 2013

Buchanan/Evetts marriage

__.Miss Philippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge attended the marriage on Saturday 18 May, 2013, at Wherwell, Hampshire, between Mr Christopher Patrick E. Buchanan (born 1979), son of the late Mr Gray Hugo Buchanan (1948-2005) and Mrs Sarah Anne Buchanan (nee Hanbury, born 1950?), of Ellisfield, Hampshire, and Miss Verity Anne Evetts (born 1977), daughter of the late Michael J. Evetts and Mrs (Margarita )Susan S. Evetts (nee Wright), of Wherwell, Hampshire. Christopher Buchanan is a grandson of William Gavin Buchanan who married 1947 (div 1955) Diana Elizabeth Cunliffe-Owen (b 1 Aug 1928), dau of Sir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen,1st Baronet (Bt cr UK, 1920). I can locate a Sarah Anne Hanbury (b 15 Sept 1950), scion of the landed family of Hanbury of Kingston Maurward, dau Antony Hanbury, by his wife the former Elizabeth Anne Leatham, scion of that landed family. --=-

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fiona Countess of Arran, widow of the 8th Earl

_.Fiona Countess of Arran, who died at Castle Hill, Devon, 16 May, 2013, was the widow of the 8th Earl of Arran (1910-83). She was born Fiona Bryde Colquhoun, 1st daughter of Sir Ian Colquhoun of Luss, 7th Baronet, KT, DSO, by his wife the former Geraldine Bryde Tennant, and married 11 June, 1937, the Hon Arthur Strange Kattendyke Gore, younger son of the 6th Earl of Arran, KP, PC (1868- d 19 Dec 1958), by his 1st wife Baroness Maud Jacqueline Marie Beauclerk van Kattendyke (d 6 Mar 1927), who succeeded as 8th Earl of Arran on 28 Dec, 1958, his elder brother having enjoyed the family honours for 9 days. Her husband died 23 Feb, 1983. She leaves issue, including the 9th Earl of Arran, who was b 14 Jul 1938. Lady Arran's funeral takes place on Friday 24 May, 2013, at St Paul's Church, Filleigh, near South Molton, Exeter, Devon. -=-

Geoffrey Clive Howell Shakerley 1935-2013

__.Geoffrey Clive Howell Shakerley, who died 11 May, 2013, aged 77, was a scion of the Shakerley Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1838), a kinsman of Sir Nicholas Shakerley,7th Bt. He was born in 1935, son of Colonel Peter Francis Shakerley, OBE (1906-94), by his wife Alison May (d 1992), dau of Alexander Sands. He married in 1965, Rosanna Ruth, dau of Thomas Barneby, of Duloe, Cornwall, by whom he had issue. Funeral at St Willow's Church, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall, 23 May. -=-

Friday, May 17, 2013

Robert Horace Sebag-Montefiore c1921-2013

_.Robert Horace Sebag-Montefiore, who died at Dorchester, 10 May, 2013, aged 91, was a scion of the Sebag-Montefiore landed family, formerly of East Cliffe Lodge. He was born circa 1921, son of Capt William Sebag-Montefiore, MC (1885- ), by his second wife, the former Marguerite Maude Joseph, dau of Horace Joseph, of Montreal, Canada (and sister of Capt Sebag-Montefiore's 1st wife Sybil Matilda (who had d 11 Jun 1917). He was husband of Joan and father of David and Kate. The funeral is at Weymouth Crematorium, Thurs 23 May. -=-

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Desmond Andrew John Hanbury-Tracy 1928-2013

_. (Desmond) Andrew John Hanbury-Tracy, who died 12 May, 2013, aged 84, was the third cousin and heir pres to the 7th Baron Sudeley (Baron UK, cr 1838). He was born 30 Nov, 1928, son of Maj Claud Edward Frederick Hanbury-Tracy-Domville (1904-87), who assumed by deed poll, 1961, the additional surname of Domville; by his 1st wife, the former Veronica Mary Cunard (d 1985) scion of the Cunard Baronets. He married 1stly, 1957 (div 1966) Jennifer Lynne, dau of Dr Richard Hodges; married 2ndly, 1967, Lilian, daughter of Nathaniel Laurie; married 3rdly, 1988, Mrs Margaret Cecilia White, daughter of Alfred Henry Marmaduke Purse. He had a son from his first marriage, and another son from the second. The elder son, Nicholas Edward John Hanbury-Tracy, born 13 Jan 1959 is now heir to Lord Sudeley, who was born 17 June, 1939. -=-

9th Earl of Shannon 1924-2013

_. The Earl of Shannon, who died at his home in Berkshire, 9 May, 2013, aged 88, was the 9th Earl in the Peerage of Ireland (created 1756), Viscount Boyle and Baron Castle Martyr, and was Baron Carleton in the Peerage of Gt Britain. He was the former husband of the TV announcer and actress Katie Boyle. Richard Bentinck Boyle was born 23 Oct, 1924, son of the 8th Earl of Shannon (1900-63), by his wife the former Marjorie Walker (d 1981), and succeeded to the family honours, 29 Dec, 1963. He married firstly, 1947 (div 1955) Donna Catherine Irene Helen (Katie Boyle), daughter of the Marchese Demetrio Imperiali di Francavilla; secondly, 1957 (div 1979), Susan Margaret Hogg (descended from the Marquesses of Lothian); and married 3rdly, 1994, Almine, dau of Rocco Catorsia de Villiers, of Cape Town, and had issue from the second marriage, one son and two daughters. He is succeeded in the peerages byb his only son, Richard Henry John, styled Viscount Boyle, who was born 19 January, 1960. The funeral is the be held at The Minster, Croydon, 21 May. -=-

Prideaux/van Lynden engagement

_.The engagement was announced 16 May 2013 between George Prideaux, younger son of Mr and Mrs James Prideaux, of Gateley, Norfolk, and Baroness Iona van Lynden, youngest daughter of Baron and Baroness Van Lynden, of Ballimore, Argyll. -=-

Theodora Charlotte Virginia Delahunty

__.Charlotte Delahunty (nee Catt), wife of Damian John Richard Delahunty (b 1976), gave birth to a daughter, Theodora Charlotte Virginia, 10 Apr, 2013, a sister for Milo Algernon Jack, who was b 5 September, 2010. Damian Delahunty is the son of Mr Kevin Delahunty, of Stockley, Calne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Arabella Lilian Virginia Sykes (b 1950), daughter of Sir (Mark Tatton) Richard Sykes, 7th Baronet, of Sledmere, East Yorkshire (Bt cr GB, 1783). Charlotte is a daughter of Mr Christopher Catt, of Northington, Hampshire and Mrs Gillian Catt, of London. -=-

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

14th Lord Reay 1937-2013

_.The 14th Lord Reay (and 14th Baronet), Chief of the Clan Mackay and Baron Mackay von Ophemert (in the Netherlands), died 10 May, 2013. He was 75. Hugh William Mackay was born 19 Jul 1937, son of the 13th Lord Reay (1905-63), by his wife the former Charlotte Mary Younger, and succeeded to the peerage and baronetcy on his father's demise, 10 March, 1963. Sometime Member of the European Parliament at Strasbourg, a Lord in Waiting, Under Sec Dept of Trade and Industry in the administrations of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, &c; elected to the House of Lords in 1999, and was Deputy Speaker. He married 1stly, 1964 (div 1978) the Hon Annabel Fraser, dau of the 15th (de facto) Lord Lovat; married 2ndly, 1980, the Hon Victoria Isabella Warrender, only dau of the 1st Baron Bruntisfield, and had issue from both marriages. The family honours now devolve upon his Lordship's elder of the first marriage, the Hon Aeneas Simon Reay, Master of Reay, who was born 20 March, 1965. Funeral at St Michael's Church, Whittington, Lancashire, 23 May. -=-

Ross/Jenkinson engagement

_.The engagement was announced 15 May 2013 between Hector W.J. Ross, only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir (Walter Hugh) Malcolm Ross, GCVO (b 27 Oct 1943), of Kirkcudbritghtshire, Extra Equerry to HM The Queen, Master of the Household to HRH The Prince of Wales, and Lady Ross, & Samantha Emma Jenkinson (born 1983), only daughter of Sir John Banks Jenkinson, 14th Baronet (b 16 Feb 1945) (Bt, cr E, 1661), of Hawkesbury, Badminton, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Josephine Mary Marshall-Andrew. -=-

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Obituary: Colonel Noel Wild

Harold Denman 1922-2013

_.The Hon Harold Denman, who died 8 May, 2013, aged 91, was a scion of the Barons Denman (Baron, Peerage of the UK, cr 1834), & was b 26 Jan 1922, second son of the Hon Sir Richard Douglas Denman, 1st Baronet 1876-1957 (Bt, cr UK, 1945), by his 2nd wife, the former Mary Radley Spencer. In 1971 his elder brother, Sir Charles Denman, 2nd Bt succeeded to the peerage; married 1976, Lady Frances Esme Curzon (b 8 June, 1939), a great-aunt of Prince Harry's girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, daughter of the 5th Earl Howe (1884-1964), and former wife of Derek Alan Whiting, by whom he had issue, one son, Roland Sebastian Richard Denman, who was born in 1977. Service of Thanksgiving to take place at St Michael's Church, Playden, Rye, East Sussex, 12 June. -=-

Talbot-Ponsonby/Rogers engagement

_. The engagement was announced 14 May, 2013, between (Charles) Henry FitzRoy Talbot-Ponsonby (born 1981), scion of the Earls of Shrewsbury & Waterford (Premier Earl on the Roll in Peerages both of England & Ireland), eldest son of Nigel Edward Charles Talbot-Ponsonby (b 1946), of Langrish, Hampshire, by his wife the former Robina Helen Bruce (scion of the Earls of Elgin & Kincardine), & Vanessa V. Rogers, second daughter of Lt-Col. John Rogers, of Merrion, Pembrokeshire, and Mrs Penelope Rogers, of Cattistock, Dorset. -=-

Amelia Beatrice Bacon

_.India Mary Bacon (nee Ward), wife of Nathaniel John Bacon (b. 1978) scion of the Bacon Baronets (cr. 1611 & 1627) gave birth to a daughter, Amelia Beatrice, 11 Apr, 2013, a sister for Harry Walter Arthur, who was born 22 Nov, 2010. Nathaniel Bacon is the son of Christopher Nicholas Bacon (b. 1945) of Framsden, Stowmarket, Suffolk,by his wife, the former Margaret Anne Craig, & India is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Joseph Ward, of Carrington, Lincolnshire. -=-

Monday, May 13, 2013

Penelope Linda Wrightson 1940-2013

_.Penelope Linda Wrightson, who died 7 May, 2013, aged 72, was b 21 Dec, 1940, the eldest daughter of Sir John Garmondsway Wrightson, 3rd Baronet (1911-83), by his wife the former Hon Rosemary Monica Dawson (1913- d ?), daughter of the 1st (and last) Viscount Dawson of Penn, PC, GCVO, KCB, KCMG (Peerage of the UK, Extinct, 1945).

John / Wake-Walker marriage

_. The marriage took place, 11 May, 2013, at St Stephen's Church, Bath, between Alexander T. John, son of Mr & Mrs Trevor John, of Bath, and Kate Louise Wake-Walker (b 1982), kinswoman of the Princes William & Harry of Wales, descended from the Earls Spencer, daughter of Richard Anthony Wake-Walker (b 25 July, 1951), of London, by his wife the former Sharon Pamela Little. -=-

Daughter for a cousin of the Queen

—. Adrienne (Kiki) Leschallas (nee Quarles van Ufford), wife of Andrew J.P. Leschallas (b 1970), a kinsman of Her Majesty The Queen, gave birth to a daughter on 9 May, 2013. Andrew is a son of James Leschallas (b 1943), of Cranmore, Somerset, by his wife the former Rosemary Elizabeth Elphinstone (b 1947), a cousin of HM The Queen, & Kiki Lescahhlas is the former Jonkvrouwe Adrienne (Kiki) Quarles van Ufford, daughter of the late Jonkheer Alexander Quarles van Ufford, MVO, and Baroness Antoinette van Lynden, of De Poll, the Netherlands. -=-

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hon Mrs Robert Boscawen, JP 1924-2013

Mary Alice Boscawen (nee Codrington), JP, who died in Somerset, 2 May, 2013, aged 89, was a scion of the Codrington Baronets (Bt, cr GB, 1721), and wife of the Rt Hon Robert Thomas Boscawen (b 1923), scion of the Viscounts Falmouth (Visc, cr GB, 1720) and sometime Conservative MP for Somerton & Frome. She born 1924, a daughter of Col Sir Geoffrey Ronald Codrington, KCVO CB CMG DSO OBE TD (1888-1973), and Cecilia Mary (1900-79) d of Ernest James Wythes, CBE DL JP (1868-1949) sometime head of that gentry family, formerly of Copped Hall, Epping, and Aline (c1870-1951) d of Sir John Henry Thorold, 12th Bt (1842-1922) and Hon Alexandrina Henrietta Matilda Willoughby (1845-1931) dau of 8th Baron Middleton. She married 1949 Rt Hon Robert Thomas Boscawen, PC,MC (b 1923), Conservative MP for Wells 1970-83, and for Somerton and Frome, 1983-92, a Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury 1980-83, Vice-Chamberlain HM Household, 1983-86, Comptroller of HM Household 1986-88, Govt Whip 1979-88, &c. younger brother of the present 9th Viscount Falmouth. Funeral Service on Thursday 16th May, 2013, at Wells Cathedral.

van Cutsem/Ruck Keene marriage

._The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were present on Saturday 11 May, 2013, at Ewelme, Oxfordshire, for the marriage between William Henry van Cutsem (b 1979), fourth son of Hugh Bernard Edward van Cutsem (b 1941), of Hilborough, Norfolk, descended from the Marquesses of Northampton, by his wife the former Emilie Quarles van Ufford (b 1946), and Rosanna Ruck Keene, daughter of David Kenneth Lancelot Ruck Keene (b 1948), of Troy, Oxfordshire, scion of that landed family, of Waterstock, formerly of Swyncombe House, by his wife the former Tania Wild (b 1955). Emilie Elise Christine van Ufford is the daughter of Jonkheer Pieter Quarles van Ufford. The Quarles van Uffords were created Dutch barons in 1815, and are descended from William, Lord of the Barony of Quarles c1420 Scotland. -=-

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Francis Archer (Frank) Windsor-Clive 1922-2013

_. Francis Archer (Frank) Windsor Clive, who died 2 May, 2013, aged 90, was a scion of the Earls of Plymouth (Earl, Peerage of the UK, cr 1905). He was born in 1922, son of Lt-Col George Windsor-Clive, CMG (1878-1968), by his wife Sidney Guendolen Lacaita (d 1935); was educ at Eton; Capt, Coldstream Guards, served in WW2 (wounded, mentioned in despatches); married 1stly, 1945, Anne Gertrude Longueville, dau of Lt-Col Francis Longueville, DSO, MC; by whom he had issue; married 2ndly, 2004, Alice J. Blatch (d 2013). Service of Thanksgiving will take place 7 June, at St Mary's Church, Bromesberrow, Gloucestershire. -=-

Tyrwhitt/Gamborg engagement

_.The engagement was announced 11 May, 2013, between St John Thomas Anthony Tyrwhitt (b 1980), scion of the Tyrwhitt Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1919), son of John Edward Charles Tyrwhitt (b 1953), of Putney, London, by his wife the former Melinda Ngaire Towell, & Miss Nina Cecilia Gamborg (b 1983), daughter of the late Mr Paul Edward E Gamborg (1947-2003), and Mrs Paul Gamborg, of Fulham, London (nee Angela Crompton b 1953, dau of John Bell Crompton, by his wife the former Rachel Joan Christie, scion of the Christie of Jervaulx landed family). -=-

Walker-Okeover/Clapperton engagement

._The engagement was announced 11 May, 2013, between (Patrick) Ralph Walker-Okeover (b 1982), scion of the Walker-Okeover Baronets (Bt cr UK 1886), younger son of the late Sir Peter Ralph Leopold Walker-Okeover, 4th Baronet (1947-2003), by his former wife the former Catherine Mary Maule Ramsay (now Mrs Andrew Lukas, of Wyck Rissington, Gloucestershire), scion of the Earls of Dalhousie, & Jennifer Elizabeth (Jennie) Clapperton (b 1985), daughter of Mr David Clapperton (b 1949), of Bunbury, Cheshire, and Mrs Vanessa Martin, of Audlem, Cheshire. -=-

Bentley/Kettle engagement

_.The engagement was announced 11 May, 2013, between James William Nicholas Bentley (b 1982), son of (Charles) James Sharp Bentley, of Oxford, by his wife the Hon Victoria Elizabeth Mansfield (b 1957), of Battersea, London, and Abigail Jane Kettle (b 1986), only daughter of Mr & Mrs Anthony Kettle, of Bolton, Lancashire. James Bentley is a grandson maternally of (John Edward) Terence Mansfield, 5th Baron Sandhurst (1920-2002) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1871). -=-

Friday, May 10, 2013

Diana Cicely Countess of Albemarle, DBE 1909-2013

_.Diana Cicely Countess of Albemarle, DBE (1956), who died 6 May, 2013, aged 103, was the second wife, and widow of the 9th Earl of Albemarle, MC. Lady Albemarle was born Diana Cicely Grove, 6 Aug 1909, daughter of Maj John Archibald Grove, and married 24 Feb 1931, Walter Egerton George Lucian Keppel, 9th Earl of Albemarle (1882-1979). There was one daughter of the marriage, Lady Anne-Louise Mary Keppel, who was b 17 Mar 1932 (wife of Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple, Bt). She was Chairman: Development Commission, 1948-74, The Drama Board, 1964-78; Norfolk County Organiser, WVS 1939-44; Chairman, Executive Committee, Nat Fed of Women's Institutes 1946-51; Vice-Chairman, The British Council, 1959-74; &c. Her husband died in 1979. -=-

Birth of a daughter to Viscount & Viscountess Andover

__.The Viscountess Andover (nee Victoria Hamilton), wife of Alexander Charles Michael Winston Robsahm Howard, styled Viscount Andover (b 17 Sept 1974), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Eloise Victoria Rose Mimi Howard, 1 May, 2013. Viscount Andover is the son and heir of the 21st Earl of Suffolk & Berkshire (b 1935), by his former wife the former Anita Fugelsang (now Countess of Harrington, wife of the 12th Earl), & the Viscountess Andover is a dau of Mr James Hamilton and Mrs Paul Deans. -=-

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Princess Editha Marie Gabrielle Anna of Bavaria 1924-2013

_. Her Royal Highness Princess Editha Marie Gabrielle Anna of Bavaria, who died 4 May, 2013, aged 88, was a daughter of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria (1869-1955)by his wife Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, and was a granddaughter of Ludwig III, King of Bavaria (1845-1921), who married in 1868, Marie Theresia, Archduchess of Austria-Este, Princess of Modena, who succeeded her paternal uncle Francesco V, Duke of Modena, as representative and heir general of Charles I, King of England, and as such was regarded by British legitimists as "Queen Mary IV & III". Princess Editha was born 16 Sept 1924, the Crown Prince's seventh daughter, and was twice wed, 1stly in 1946, to Tito Brunetti (1905-54), and 2ndly, 1959, Prof Gustav Schimert (1910-90). -=-

Stewart-Lockhart/Hamilton-Dalrymple engagement

_.The engagement was announced 9 May, 2013, between James Alexander Stewart-Lockhart (born 1984), son of Mr Clive Stewart-Lockhart, of Shalbourne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Jane N. Baer (b 1959), & Effie Charlotte Hamilton-Dalrymple (b 1986), scion of the Hamilton-Dalrymple Baronets (Bt, cr, Nova Scotia, 1698), daughter of Robert George Hamilton-Dalrymple (b 1959), of Gifford, East Lothian, by his wife the former Anna Mary Gibson. The bride-to-be is a granddaughter paternally of Sir Hew Fleetwood Hamilton-Dalrymple, KCVO, 10th Baronet, of Leuchie, North Berwick, East Lothian, by his wife Lady Anne-Louise Mary Keppel, dau of the 9th Earl of Albemarle, &c. -=-

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

William Edward Nelson

_.Laura Clare Nelson (née Wentworth-Stanley, b 1978), wife of Robert Nelson, and scion of the Wentworth-Stanley landed family gave birth to a son, William Edward, 24 April, 2013, a brother for Rory David, who was born 4 Nov, 2010. Laura is the dau of (David) Michael WENTWORTH-STANLEY (b 1952, scion of that gentry family and gt gt gt gs of the 3rd Earl of ERNE and scion of the Marquesses of WATERFORD) and Jane (dau of Lt- Col Thomas Armitage HALL OBE, scion of the Barons DUFFERIN & CLANDEBOYE &c) -=-

Araminta Victoria Laugher

_. The Hon Alice Mary Laugher (nee Bethell, born 1979), scion of the Barons Westbury (Baron UK, 1861), wife of Wilfrid Alban Francis Laugher, gave birth to a daughter, Araminta Victoria, 6 May, 2013, in Dubai. Wilfrid Laugher is the only son of Mr Robin Laugher and the late Mrs Victoria Laugher, and the Hon Alice Laugher is the 1st daughter of Maj. the 6th Baron Westbury, MBE (b 29 May 1950), by his former wife the former Caroline Mary Palmer (b 1952), (now Mrs Mark Dickinson), a granddaughter maternally of the 2nd Viscount Churchill. ==

Rosemary Leonora Ruth Seys 1913-2013

_.Rosemary Leonora Ruth Seys, who has died aged 99, was a scion of the Barons Rothschild (Peerage of the UK, cr 1885). She was born Rosemary Leonora Ruth de Rothschild, 21 Sept, 1913, daughter of Maj Lionel Nathan de Rothschild, OBE (1882-1942), by his wife the former Marie-Louise Eugenie Beer (died 1975); she married 1stly, 3 Jul 1934 (div 1942), Maj the Hon Denis Gomer Berry (1911-83), 2nd son of the 1st Viscount Kemsley (Peerage of the UK, cr 1945), by whom she had issue; married 2ndly, 18 Feb 1942, Maj John Anthony Seys (1914-89), scion of that landed family, 2nd son of Godfrey William Seys, or Wirewoods Green, Chepstow, Gloucestershire, by whom she had further issue. -=-

The Baron Northfield 1923-2013

_.The Baron Northfield, life peer, died 26 April, 2013. He was 89. (William) Donald Chapman was born 25 Nov, 1923, & served as a Cambridge City Councillor, 1945-47; Gen Sec of the Fabian Society 1948-53, Chairman HM Development Commissioners, 1973-79, and of Telford New Town Development Corporation, 1975-87, Lab MP for the Northfield Div of Birmingham, 1951-70, cr a life peer as Baron Northfield, of Telford co Shropshire, 1975. -=-

Lady Eileen Cecil Theo Fitton 1916-2013

_.The Lady Eileen Cecil Theo Fitton (nee Paulet), who died in Canada, 3 May, 2013, aged 95, was a sister of the 17th Marquess if Winchester, Premier Marquess of England (Peerage cr 1551). She was born in 1916, 2nd daughter of Maj Charles Standish Paulet, MVO (1873-1953), by his wife the former Lillian Jane Charlotte Fosbery, and was raised to the rank of the daughter of a marquess in 1970. Her brother Richard succeeded as 17th Marquess on the demise of his kinsman in 1962, and died unm 5 Mar 1968. Lady Eileen was twice wed, 1stly in 1941, to Harry Evan Martin, who died 1946, and secondly, in 1949, to Joseph Fitton, who died in 1996. She leaves issue from both marriages. -=-

Rear-Admiral Morgan Charles Morgan-Giles (1914-2013)

_.Rear-Admiral Morgan Charles Morgan-Giles, Knt, DSO, OBE, GM, DL, who was born 19 June, 1914, died 4 May, 2013. He was a highly decorated naval officer, sometime Conservative MP for Winchester, and father of Baroness Killearn, wife of the 3rd Baron. -=-

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Wilbur Lampson

_Emily Lampson (née Watkins) wife of the Hon Miles Henry Morgan Lampson (b 10 Dec 1977), gave birth to a son, Wilbur, 17 April 2013, a brother for Alfred, who was b 22 September 2009, and for Grace Melita June, who was b 10 Feb, 2011. The Hon Miles Henry Morgan Lampson is the son and heir to Victor Miles George Aldous [Lampson], 3rd Baron Killearn (b 9 Sep 1941), by his wife the former Melita Amaryllis Pamela Astrid Morgan- Giles, 2nd dau. of Rear Adm Sir Morgan Charles Morgan-Giles DSO OBE GM MP, of West Tytherley, Salisbury, co. Wiltshire --==--

Friday, May 03, 2013

George Cheape

___. Louisa Cheape (nee Blair), wife of Henry Bruce Iain Ismay Cheape (b 1980), the 8th head of the gentry family of Strathtyrum and heir to his father as 3rd of Fossoway, gave birth to a son, George, 29 April, 2013. Henry Cheape is the son of Angus Geoffrey Bruce Ismay Cheape, late the Scots Guards, of Kinross, by his former wife the former Emma Margaret Tennant (b 1954 now Lady Stevens, wife of Sir Jocelyn Stevens, Knt), scion of the Barons Glenconner, & Louisa Cheape is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Hew Blair, of Earlston, Berwickshire. -=-

Francis David Playfair Barran

_.Deborah Barran (nee Kimbell), wife of (Laurence) Edward (Ned) Barran (b 1977), scion of the Barran Baronets, gave birth to a son, Francis David Playfair, 24 Apr, 2013, a brother for Agnes Catherine. who was born 26 Feb, 2011. Ned Barran is the 2nd son of Julian Mark Lechmere Barran (b 1947), of Welham, Somerset, by his 1st wife the former Mary Playfair (now Mrs Nicholas Padfield, of Chelsea), and Deborah Barran is the daughter of Mr and Mrs David Kimbell, of Ecchinswell, Hampshire. --==--

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Leather/Whitfield engagement

_.The engagement was announced 2 May, 2013, between Giles N.F. Leather, younger son of Mr Michael Leather, of Garvald, East Lothian, and Mrs Belinda Leather, of Childer Thornton, Wirral, Cheshire, & Melanie Katherine Whitfield (born 1976), only daughter of Mr Michael Whitfield, of Ewelme, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Hon Deborah Mary Vaughan-Morgan (b 1944), daughter of the life peer Baron Reigate (aka Sir John Vaughan-Morgan, 1st Baronet). -=-

Manning/Agnew of Lochnaw engagement

_.The engagement was announced 2 May, 2013, of Mr Charles Manning, son of Mr & Mrs M. Manning, of Herefordshire, and Isabel Sevilla Wilhelmina Agnew of Lochnaw, scion of the Agnew of Lochnaw Baronets (Bt, Nova Scotia, cr 1629), eldest daughter of Sir Crispin Hamlyn Agnew of Lochnaw, 11th Baronet (b 13 May, 1944), of Edinburgh, by his wife, the former Susan Rachel Strang Steel (b 1952), scion of the Steel of Philiphaugh Baronets (Bt, cr UK, 1938), dau of Jock Wykeham Strang Steel (1914-91) by his wife the former Lesley Graham (b 1921- ), scion of the Graham Baronets (Bt, cr UK, 1906). -=-

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Pelly/Noble marriage

_.The marriage took place in London, 16 April, 2013, of Dr Michael Desmond Elliot Pelly (b 30 Oct, 1954), member of the Pelly family of baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1840), son of Desmond Aubrey Stanley Pelly (1919-93), by his wife the former Patricia de Pass, daughter of Colonel Guy de Pass, DSO, OBE, & Miss Elizabeth (Libby) Noble. -=-

Jasper Guy D'Oyly Acloque

_. Keziah Acloque (nee Kelsey), wife of Alexander John Sebastian Acloque (born 1978), descended from the Barons Howard De Walden (Peerage of England, cr 1597), gave birth to a son, Jasper Guy D'Oyly, 27 April, 2013. Alexander Acloque is the only son of the late Guy Acloque by his wife the former Camilla Anne Bronwen Scott-Ellis (b 1 Apr 1947), now of Alderley, Gloucestershire, fourth daughter of the late John Osmael Scott-Ellis, 9th Baron Howard de Walden (1912-99), by his 1st wife the former Countess Irene Harrach (d 1975). Kezia Acloque is a daughter of Mr Alan Kelsey, of London, and Mrs Sarah Kelsey, of Chelsworth, Suffolk. -=-