Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wright/ Kovács von Csáky engagement

_.The engagement was announced 29 June, 2013 between Mr Robin Wright, son of the late Brigadier Ian Wight, DSO, OBE, and Mrs Wight, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and Countess Paola Kovács von Csáky,daughter of the late Count István Kovács von Csáky, of Budapest, Hungary, and Mrs Penelope Perry-Kovács, of Auckland, New Zealand. -=-

Blomefield/Norris engagement

_.The engagement was announced 29 June, 2013 between Thomas William Peregrine Blomefield (b 16 July, 1983), scion of the Blomefield Baronets (Bt, UK, 1807), son and heir of Sir (Thomas) Charles (Peregrine) Blomefield, 6th Baronet (b 24 Jul 1948), of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Georgina Geraldine Over, & Sarah F.L. Norris, daughter of Mr & Mrs Maxwell Norris, of Singapore. -=-

Friday, June 28, 2013

Ann Countess of Yarborough

_.Anne Countess of Yarborough, who died 24 June, 2013, aged 89, was the widow of the 7th Earl of Yarborough (1920-91), of Brocklesby Park, Harborough, Lincolnshire. She was the former Florence Ann Petronel Upton, born 24 January, 1924, daughter of John Herbert Upton (Upton-Cottrell-Dormer, of that landed family of Ingmire Hall, Yorks, and Lew House, Oxon), and married 1stly, Charles John Riddell Duffin, lieut Scots Guards; married 2ndly, 1957, Maj John Edward Pelham, styled Lord Worsley, who succeeded his father as 7th Earl of Yarborough (Earl UK 1837) 2 Dec, 1966. The 7th Earl, Maj. Grenadier Guards and High Sheriff of Lincolnshire (1964), died 21 March, 1991, aged 70. The Dowager Countess leaves issue, a son, Charles John, 8th Earl (b 5 Nov, 1963), and daughters, Lady Sophia, Lady Arabella and Lady Vanessa. The funeral is at All Saints' Church, Brocklesby, Lincolnshire, Thurs 4 July. -=-

George Ian Samuel Dalton (b 2013)

. Megan Dalton (nee Mackeson-Sandbach), wife of Stephen, and scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, George Ian Samuel, 27 May, 2013, a brother for Eleanor and Alice. Megan is a daughter of Ian Lawrie Mackeson-Sandbach (1933-2012), descended from the 2nd Baron Penrhyn, &c. -=-

Capt Owen Buckingham Varney 1931-2013

Capt Owen Buckingham Varney, late Scots Guards, who died 24 June, 2013, aged 82, was a son-in-law of the 14th Earl of Lindsay (Peerage of Scot. cr 1633). He was b in 1931, son of Edwin Thomas Varney, by his wife the former Elsie Buckingham, and married 14 Dec, 1956, Lady Mary Lindesay-Bethune (b 11 Dec 1935-d 2011), by whom he had issue, two sons and one daughter. Funeral & Thanksgiving service at Dedham Parish Church, 8 July. -=-

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hon Norman Dunlop Galloway Galbraith 1925-2013

_. The Hon Norman Dunlop Galloway Galbraith, who died 24 June, 2013, aged 88, was a scion of the Barons Strathclyde (Baron, UK, 1955). He was born 25 January, 1925, fourth son of Thomas Dunlop Galbraith, 1st Baron Strathclyde (1891-1985), by his wife the former Ida Jean Galloway (died 1985); married 1950, Susan Patricia Kent, 1st dau of Cdr Jan Herbert Farquharson Kent, RN, of Jersey, Channel Islands, by whom he had issue. He was uncle of the 2nd Baron Strathclyde, sometime Leader of the House of Lords, &c. The funeral is at Yester Kirk, Gifford, Haddington, East Lothian, Wed 3 July.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Elphinstone/Smith marriage

_.The marriage took place 15 June, 2013, at Sant Joan Baptiste Church, Deia, Mallorca, between the Hon Angus John Elphinstone (b 1982), scion of the Lords Elphinstone (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1509/10), second son of the late 18th Lord Elphinstone (1953-94), by his wife the former Willa Mary Gabriel Chetwode (b 1984) scion of the Barons Chetwode (cr UK 1945), now the Dowager Lady Elphinstone, of Tyninghame, East Lothian, & Miss Isobel L. Smith, daughter of Mr Michael Smith, of Savannah, Georgia, USA, and Mrs Donald Gilbert, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. -=-

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jeffrey/Bruce engagement

_.The engagement was announced 25 June, 2013, between Nicholas J. Jeffrey, son of Mr & Mrs John Jeffrey, of Farnham, Surrey, & Tania Romayne Bruce (b Jan 1973), daughter of the late Timothy Robertson Bruce ( b 1942, d) of Pitlessie, Fife, by his 1st wife the former (Diana) Olivia Tibbitt (later Oakes now deceased, descended from the Agnew Baronets, cr 1895) of Combs, Suffolk. Timothy Robertson Bruce was the adopted son of the Hon John Bernard Bruce (1892-1971), 5th son of the 9th Earl of Elgin & Kincardine. -=-

Fryer/Best-Shaw engagement

_.The engagement was announced 25 June, 2013, between Edward A. Fryer, son of Mr Angus Fryer, of Drayton, Somerset, by his wife Mary, & Helen Mary Elizabeth Best-Shaw (born 1972), scion of the Best-Shaw baronets (Baronet, England, cr 1665), only child of Charles John Hughes Best-Shaw (b 1928), of Charing, Ashord, Kent, by his wife the former Carol Mary Drew. The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Commander Sir John James Kenward Best-Shaw, 9th Baronet, RN (who d 1984).

Monday, June 24, 2013

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, PC 1945-2013

_.The Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, a life peer, Lord Advocate of Scotland 1989-92, died 22 June, 2013, aged 68. Peter Lovat Fraser was b 29 May, 1945, a son of the Rev George Robson Fraser. He was Conservative MP for Angus South 1979-83, and Angus East 1983-7, was PPS to the Sec of State for Scotland 1981-82, was Solicitor-General for Scotland, 1982-89, then Lord Advocate and a Minister of State, Scottish Office. Created a life baron in 1989, as Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, of Carmyllie in the District of Angus. He married in 1969, Fiona, dau of Hugh Murray Mair, of Lanark, and had issue. -=-

Sunday, June 23, 2013

van Straubenzee/Percy marriage

._The marriage took place at Alnwick, Northumberland, 22 June, 2013, between Mr Thomas Alexander van Straubenzee (b 1982 ), scion of that landed family, eldest son of Mr Alexander Henry van Straubenzee (b 1951), by his wife the former Claire S. Fenwick (b 1954), and the Lady Melissa Jane Percy (b 20 May, 1987), daughter of Ralph George Algernon (Percy) 12th Duke of Northumberland (b 16 Nov 1956), of Alnwick Castle, by his wife, Isobel Jane (b 1959). -=-

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hon John Martin Lindesay-Bethune 1929-2013

_.The Hon John Martin Lindesay-Bethune, DL, who died 18 June, 2013, aged 83, was a scion of the Earls of Lindsay (Earl, Scot, 1633), born 27 Nov, 1929, a younger son of William Tucker Bethune, later Lindesay-Bethune, 14th Earl of Lindsay (1901-85), by his wife the former Marjorie Cross (who d 1988); married 1stly 1953 (div 1976) Enriqueta Mary Jeanne Koch de Gooreynd, dau of Peter Jacques Maurice Koch de Gooreynd, of Gooreynd, Belgium, by whom he had issue 3 sons and 1 dau; married 2ndly, 1977, Mrs Jean Maxwell Younger, former wife of Stephen John Younger, and dau of Brig Eric Brickman. Service of Thanksgiving at Kilconquar Parish Church, Fife, Thursday 4 July. -=-

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lawrence/Harvey engagement

_.The engagement was announced 19 June, 2013, between Xavier A. Lawrence, son of the late Mr C.A. Lawrence and Mme Daniele Lawrence, of Arachon, France, & Hannah Louise Harvey (born 1983), descended from the Barons Gridley (Baron UK, 1955), daughter of Mr John Calvert Harvey by his wife the former Hon Vivienne Nicola Gridley (born 1955), of Croissy sur Seine, France, daughter of the 2nd Baron Gridley. -=-

Hon Mrs Charles Beaumont 1956-2013

_.The Hon Mrs Charles Beaumont, who died at her home at Hexham, Northumberland, 17 June, 2013, aged 57, was the wife of the Hon Charles Richard Beaumont (b 1954), scion of the Viscounts Allendale (Visc, UK, cr 1911). She was the former Charlotte Sybil Taylor, descended from the extinct Barons Buckland, daughter of Lt-Col Richard Ian Griffith Taylor, DSO, MC, JP, DL, and married in 1979, the Hon Charles Beaumont, a younger son of the 3rd Viscount Allendale (1922-2002). She is survived by her husband and 2 sons and 1 daughter. A Thanksgiving Service takes place at Hexham Abbey, 24 June. -=-

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The 15th Earl of Kinnoull 1935-2013

_. The Earl of Kinnoull, died 7 June, 2013, in Scotland. He was 78. A peer for 75 years, the 15th Earl (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1633), was also Viscount Dupplin (Peerage Scotland, 1627), Lord Hay of Kinfauns (Peerage of Scot, Scotland 1633), & Baron Hay, of Pedwardine (Peerage of GB, 1711). (Arthur) William George Patrick Hay was b 26 May, 1935, son of George Harley Hay, the 14th Earl of Kinnoull (1902-38), by his 2nd wife the former Mary Ethel Isabel Meyrick (d Dec 1938), dau of Dr Ferdinand Richard Holmes Meyrick, and succeeded to the family honours on his father's death, 18 Mar, 1938. He married 1 June, 1961, Gay Anne Lowson, dau of Sir Denys Lowson, 1st Baronet, Lord Mayor of London 1950-51, by whom he had issue, a son and three daughters. The peerages now devolve upon his Lordship's only son, Charles William Harley Hay, styled Viscount Dupplin, who was born 20 Dec, 1962. -=-

Geordie William Ivo Maitland-Carew (b 2013)

_.Joanna L. (Posy) Maitland-Carew ((née Hardie), wife of Peter Maitland-Carew, scion of the Barons Carew (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1834), gave birth to a son, Geordie William Ivo, 25 May, 2013, a brother for Lochie (b 2008), and Martha Rosalind (b 2010). Peter a son of the Hon. Gerald Edward Ian Maitland-Carew , and a grandson of the 6th Baron Carew. Posy Maitland-Carew is a daughter of Mr Timothy Hardie, of Barclayhills, Perth, and Mrs Jill Hardie, of St Andrews, Fife.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

8th Baron Ellenborough 1926-2013

_.The Lord Ellenborough, who died 7th June, 2013, aged 87, was the 8th Baron in the peerage of the UK (cr 1802). Richard Edward Cecil Law was born 14 Jan 1926, son of Henry Astell Law, 7th Baron (1889-1945), by his wife the former (Helen) Dorothy Lovatt (1901-2002), and succeeded to the peerage on his father's death, 19 May, 1945. He was twice married, firstly, 9 Oct 1953, to Rachel Mary Hedley (who d 1986), and secondly, in 1994, to Mrs Frances Edith Joy Kimberley (nee Yeates). He leaves three sons from his first marriage, and the peerage now devolves upon his eldest son, Maj the Hon Rupert Edward Henry Law, who was born 28 March, 1955. -=-

Death of Baroness McFadzean of Kelvinside

_.Baroness McFadzean of Kelvinside, who died 26 May, 2013, at the age of 82, was the widow of the life peer the Baron McFadzean of Kelvinside (b 1915), who died in 1992. She was the former Sonja Khung, and married Lord McFadzean, businessman and economist, as his 2nd wife in 1988. -=-

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Obituary: Major General John Bowring

Sir Henry Cecil 1943-2013

_.Sir Henry Richard Amherst Cecil, the legendary racehorse trainer, who died 11 June, 2013, aged 70, was a scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney (Baron UK, 1892). He was born posthumously 11 Jan 1943, third son of the Hon Henry Kerr Auchmuty Cecil (1914-1942), by his wife the former Elizabeth Rohays Mary Burnett of Leys (later Lady Boyd-Rochfort, wife of Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort) and daughter of Maj-Gen Sir James Burnett of Leys, 13th Baronet, CB, CMG, DSO, &c. Cecil was thrice married, 1stly in 1966, to Julie, daughter of Sir Noel Murless, by whom he had a son and a daughter. The marriage was dissolved in 1990, and he married secondly, in 1992, Nathalie Payne, with whom he had a son. That marriage was dissolved in 2002. In 2008 he married his former secretary, Jane McKeown, sister of the former jockey Richard Guest. -=-

Hon Antonia Thellusson 1956-2013

_.The Hon Antonia Thellusson, who died from cancer, 31 May, 2013, aged 57, was a scion of the Barons Rendlesham (Baron, Ireland, 1806); was born 17 Jan 1956, a daughter of Charles Anthony Hugh Thellusson, the 8th Baron Rendlesham (1915-99) by his 2nd wife the former Clare McCririck (who d 1987); she married in 1981, Hugo Giles Stephen Astley Kirby, by whom she had 2 children, a son, Nicholas (b 1983), and a daughter, Natasha (b 1985). Cremation at Mortlake Crematorium, 13 June. -=-

Gillian Mary Barr (nee Gore-Langton) 1925-2013

_.Gillian Mary Barr (nee Gore-Langton), of Taunton, Somerset, who died 6 June, 2013, aged 87, was a scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe (Earl UK, 1822), born in 1925, a daughter of Robert Lancelot Gore-Langton (1885-1948) by his wife the former Winifreda Lilian Margaret Nixon (d 1987); married 1stly, 1950, Hugo Wuerzer (who d 1984); married 2ndly, 1986, George Arthur Barr. She leaves issue from the first marriage, Funeral at Taunton Crematorium, Monday 17 June. -=-

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Warren/Stewart engagement

__.The engagement was announced 10 June, 2013, between Jakie James (Jake) Warren (born 21 Aug 1986), elder son of Mr John Frederick Rufus Warren (b 1956) by his wife the former Lady Carolyn Penelope Herbert (b 1962) scion of the Earls of Carnarvon (Earl, GB 1793), & Miss Zoe Inez Stewart (b 23 Dec, 1983), scion of the Earls of Galloway (Earl, Scot. 1623) younger daughter of Mr Andrew Clyde Stewart (b 13 Mar 1949) heir pres to the Earldom, by his former wife Mrs Sara Agnew (nee Pollock). Jake Warren is a godson of the late Diana Princess of Wales. His maternal grandfather was the 7th Earl of Carnarvon, KCVO, KBE (1924-2001). -=-

Hood/Nikkhah marriage

_.The marriage took place 8 June, 2013, at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, between the Hon Peregrine Alexander Nelson Hood (b 30 Aug 1974), son and heir of the 4th Viscount Bridport (b 17 Mar, 1948), by his former wife the former Linda Jacqueline Paravicini (now Countess of Suffolk & Berkshire) (b 1950, descended from the Swinnerton-Dyer Baronets) & Serena Nikkhah, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Shahrokh Nikkhah, of London. -==-

Colbert/Goldsmith marriage

_.The marriage took place in London, 8 June, 2013, of Mr Philip Colbert and Miss Charlotte Goldsmith, daughter of the late financier Sir James Goldsmith and Laure Boulay de la Meurthe. -=-

Marquess of Bath's heir weds at Longleat

_.The marriage took place at Longleat, 8 June, 2013, between Ceawlin Thynn, styled Viscount Weymouth (b 6 June, 1974), son and heir of the 6th Marquess of Bath (b 6 May, 1932), of Longleat, by his wife, the former Anna Gyarmathy, & Emma Clare A. McQuiston (b 26 March, 1986), daughter of Ladi Jadesimi & Mrs Suzanna Louise McQuiston (who was born Eileen Patience Pike, 1944). The bride is a half-sister of Iain McQuiston, husband of Lord Weymouth's aunt, Lady Silvy Cerne Thynne. -=-

Finch/Rufus Isaacs marriage

__.The marriage took place at Cirencester, Gloucestershire, 8 June, 2013, between (Charles) Rupert H. Finch (b Norfolk, 1978), only son of John H. Finch, by his wife the former Prudence C.L. Schulman, & the Lady Natasha Rose Eleanor Rufus Isaacs (b 1983), yr daughter of the 4th Marquess of Reading (b 18 May 1942) by his wife the former Melinda Victoria Dewar. -==-

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Galliers-Pratt/Musgrave engagement

_.The engagement has taken place between George Anthony Galliers-Pratt (born 1979), son of Rupert Anthony Galliers-Pratt (b 1951), by his wife the former Alexandra Mary Rose, and Miss Arabella Sarah Musgrave (born 1982), daughter of Maj Nicholas Musgrave (b 1948), by his wife the former Clare Nesbitt (b 1956). George Galliers-Pratt is a grandson of Anthony Malcolm Galliers Galliers-Pratt, who married 19 Apr 1950, Angela Cayzer (b 1926), daughter of Sir Charles William Cayzer, 3rd Baronet (1896-1940). -=-

Hon Nadia Selkirk (nee Lucas) 1923-2013

__.The Hon. Nadia Selkirk, who died at Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, 4 June, 2013, aged 90, was a scion of the Barons Lucas of Chilworth (Baron, UK, cr 1946), born 19 Jan 1923, a daughter of the 1st Baron Lucas of Chilworth (1896-1967), by his wife the former Sonia Finklestein (d 1979). Her father was a Lord in Waiting during the Attlee Administration, was Capt Yeoman of the Guard 1949-50, and was Parl Sec to the Min of Transport 1950-51. She married 1944 (div 1980), Fl-Lt Hamish Selkirk, DFC, RAF, by whom she had issue. The funeral is at Reading Crematorium, 17 June, 2013. -=-

Friday, June 07, 2013

Matilda Emily Florence Bonas (b 2013)

__.Katie Helen Bonas (nee Evans), wife of Henry Alexander Bonas (b 1976), gave birth to a daughter, Matilda Emily Florence, 10 May, 2013. Henry Bonas is the youngest son of Mr Jeffrey Bonas (b 1944), of Burnham Norton, Norfolk, and Mrs Elspeth Bonas (nee McCagie, b 1945), of Aldsworth, Gloucestershire, and is a half-brother of Prince Harry's current girlfriend, Cressida Curzon Bonas (b 1989). Katie Bonas is the younger daughter of Mr Nigel G.P. Evans, of Littleton, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Diana Lippiatt. -=-

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The Lady Cardross 1962-2013

__.The Lady Cardross, who died 1 June, 2013, at the age of 51, was the wife of Henry Thomas Alexander Erskine, styled Lord Cardross (b 31 May 1960), son and heir of the 17th Earl of Buchan (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1489). She was the former Charlotte Catherine Lucinda Beaumont, b 29 May, 1962, a scion of the Viscounts Allendale (Visc cr UK, 1911), daughter of the Hon Matthew Henry Beaumont (b 1933), by his 1st wife, the former Anne Christine Margaret Hamilton, and was a granddaughter of the 2nd Viscount Allendale, KG, CB, CBE, MC. She married 1987, Lord Cardross, eld son of the 17th Earl of Buchan ( b 4 Jul 1930), by his wife the former Hilary Diana Cecil Power, scion of the Power Baronets, by whom she had issue, 2 sons, the Hon Alexander Erskine, Master of Cardross (b 1990) and the Hon Frederick Erskine (b 1992). The funeral takes place at the Little Oratory, 13 June. -=-

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The 3rd Baron Burton, DL 1924-2013

__.The 3rd Baron Burton, DL, died 30 May, 2013, at Inverness. He was 88. Michael Evan Victor Baillie, 3rd Lord Burton was born 27 Jun 1924, son of Brig the Hon Michael George Evan Baillie (1894-1941), by his wife the former Lady Maud Cavendish (d 1975), dau of Victor, 9th Duke of Devonshire, and was a grandson of Nellie, suo jure Baroness Burton. He succeeded to the peerage (Baron, cr UK 1897) on his grandmother's demise, 28 May, 1962; married 1stly 1948 (div 1977), Elizabeth Ursula Forster Wise (d 1993), dau of Capt Anthony Forster Wise, by whom he had issue, 2 sons and four daughters; married 2ndly, 1978, Coralie Denise Cliffe, dau of Claud Cliffe, of Natal, South Africa. The peerage passes to his elder son, the Hon Evan Michael Ronald Baillie, who was b 19 March, 1949, who is married with issue. Funeral at Dochfour House, Inverness, 12 June. -=-

Hon Mrs Frederick Clegg-Hill: mother of the 9th Viscount Hill

__.The Hon Mrs Frederick Clegg-Hill, who died 22 May, 2013, was the widow of Maj the Hon Frederick Raymond Clegg-Hill (1909-45), 2nd son of the 6th Viscount Hill (1876-1957) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1842). She was the former Alice Dorothy Chapman, scion of the Chapmans of Donhead House, younger daughter of Rear-Admiral Cuthbert Godfrey Chapman, MVO (b 29 Aug 1862), by his wife the former Hon Dorothy Beatrix Wynn (b 1877), scion of the Barons Newborough (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1776; English Baronetcy cr 1742). Married Maj Clegg-Hill, of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 13 Nov, 1938. He was killed in action in Germany, 13 Apr, 1945, and a son Peter, was born posthumously, 17 Oct, 1945. who succeeded his cousin, in Feb 2003, as 9th Viscount Hill. Funeral at St Mary's Church, Stone in Oxney, 13 June. -=-

Esme Constance Eddell (b 2013)

__.Laura C. Eddell (nee Crofton-Atkins), wife of Philip H.B. Eddell, and scion of the landed family of Crofton of Trobridge and kin of the Earl of Shrewsbury, gave birth to a daughter, Esme Constance, 29 May, 2013. Philip is the younger son of the late Mr & Mrs John Eddell, of Great Heck, North Yorkshire, and Laura is the eldest daughter of Mr Peter Randell Crofton-Atkins (b 19 Feb 1937), of Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire, and Mrs Crofton-Atkins. -=-

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Stewart-Liberty/Stewart-Richardson engagement

__.The engagement was announced 4 June, 2013 between Tom Constantine Stewart-Liberty (b 1974), scion of that landed family, son of Richard Justin Stewart-Liberty (b 1946), head of the family, of The Lee, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Margaret Alice Woolley, now of Oxford & Iona Stewart-Richardson, scion of the Stewart-Richardson baronets (Bt, Nova Scotia, cr 1630) daughter of Miss Janie Stewart-Richardson, of North Creake, Norfolk. -=-

Sir (Atwell) Graham Lake, 10th Baronet 1923-2013

_.Sir (Atwell) Graham Lake, 10th Baronet (Bt, GB, cr 1711), died 25 May, 2013. He was 89. He was born 6 Oct, 1923, & married 1983, Mrs Katharine Margaret Lister, dau of D.W. Last. No issue. he was in the Colonial Admin Service (Sec to Govt of Tonga 1950-53), British High Comm New Delhi, 1966-68; FCO 1969-72. The baronetcy passes to his younger brother, Edward Geoffrey Lake, who was b 17 Jul 1928, and is married with issue. Funeral at Oxford Crematorium, 10 June.

Hon George Henry Charles Alton Chetwynd-Talbot (b 2013)

__.Polly Elizabeth Chetwynd-Talbot, styled Viscountess Ingestre (b 1978, nee Blackie), wife of James Richard Charles John Chetwynd-Talbot, styled Viscount Ingestre (b. 11 January, 1978), gave birth to a son, the Hon George Henry Charles Alton Chetwynd-Talbot, 3 May, 2013, a brother for Matilda (b 2008), Rose (b 2010) and Flora (b 2011). Viscount Ingestre is the son and heir of the 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury & Waterford & Talbot (b. 1952), Premier Earl (on the Roll) in the Peerages both of England and Ireland, of Wanfield Hall, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, and the Countess of Shrewsbury & Waterford & Talbot, & Polly is the younger daughter of Mr Henry Blackie, of Saffron Walden, Essex, by his wife the former ____Giuntella. -=-

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Hon William Southwell Russell 1930-2013

_.The Hon William Southwell Russell, who died 24 May, 2013, was brother and heir pres of the 27th Baron De Clifford (Peerage of England, cr 1299). He was born 26 Feb, 1930, son of Edward Southwell Russell, 26th Baron de Clifford, OBE (1907-82), by his 1st wife the former Dorothy Evelyn Meyrick (who d 1987); married 1961, Jean Brodie, dau of Neil Brodie Henderson (descended from the Madden Baronets), by whom he had issue. A Thanksgiving service takes place at Holy Trinity, Long Newnton, Gloucestershire, 14 June. Mr Russell's son, Miles Edward Southwell Russell, who was born 7 Aug 1966, is now heir pres to his uncle's barony. -=-