Sunday, July 21, 2013

Welby/Bates engagement

.The engagement has been announced between Peter Welby (b 1988), son of the Most Rev & Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury (b 6 Jan 1956), by his wife the former Caroline E. Eaton (b 1957), and Miss Jen Bates. Welby has a distinguished lineage which includes kinship with Marshal of the RAF Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, who was chief of the Air Staff though most of the Second World War, and he counts the Stuart kings among his ancestors. Welby is 12 generations in descent from the Merrie Monarch King Charles II and his French mistress Louise Renee de Penancoet de Keroualle, via their son Charles Lennox, who was created Duke of Richmond. -=-

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