Friday, January 31, 2014

Hon Susan Mary Mole 1932-2014

_. The Hon Susan Mary Mole (nee Hinton), who died 27 Jan, 2014, was a daughter of the life peer the B aron Hinton of Bankside (extinct 1983).

She was born in 1932 and married in 1957, Arthur Charles Mole, son of Sir Charles Mole, KBE, MVO, by whom she had issue, 2 sons, Christopher and Richard.

Cremation at Worthing, 6 Feb.


Juliet Alexandra Sarah Barry 1941-2014

_. Juliet Alexandra Sarah Barry, who died 27 January, 2014, aged 72, was a scion of the Musker landed family. She was born 22 Aug, 1941, daughter of James Herbert Lonsdale Musker (1907-1966), by his wife the former Rosemary Julian Maitland Makgill Crichton, scion of the Earls of Lauderdale; married 21 May, 1965, William Edward Barry (b 6 Jan, 1938), scion of the Barry Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1899), son of Cdr Hubert Barry (1898-1992), by his wife the former Violet Ruggles-Brise, by whom she had a daughter, Catherine Jane, born 13 Nov, 1968.

The funeral is at Salisbury Crematorium, 13 Feb, 2014.


Ned George Duckworth-Chad (born 2014)

__.Lucy Rose Duckworth-Chad (b 1979, nee Greenwell), wife of William George Christopher Duckworth-Chad (b 1975), a second cousin of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, gave birth to a son, Ned George, 22 January, 2014, a brother for Kit Edward, who was b 29 September, 2012.

William Duckworth-Chad is the son of Anthony Duckworth-Chad (b 1942), of Pynkney, Norfolk, by his wife, the former Elizabeth Sarah Wake-Walker (b 1944), scion of the Walker Baronets (cr UK 1856), & Lucy is a daughter of Sir Edward Greenwell, 4th Baronet (b 1948) and the late Lady Greenwell, of Gedgrave, Suffolk. 


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Friend/Milburn engagement

_. The engagement was announced 30 January, 2014, between Ian L. Friend, son of Dr and Mrs Howard Friend, of Lilongwe, Malawi, & Lucy Camilla Anne Milburn (born 1982), scion of the Milburn Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1905), daughter of Sir Anthony Rupert Milburn, 5th Baronet (born 17 Apr 1947), of  Newton Fell, Northumberland, by his wife the former Olivia Shirley Catlow.


Hon William Lionel Robert Sackville (born 2014)

_. Xenia Sackville, styled Lady Buckhurst (nee Countess Xenia Tolstoy-Miloslavsky), wife of William Herbrand Thomas Sackville, styled Lord Buckhurst (b.13 Jun 1979), scion of the Earls De La Warr (Earl GB, cr 1761) gave birth to a son, the Hon William Lionel Robert Sackville, 24 January, 2014.

Lord Buckhurst is the son and heir of William Herbrand [Sackville], 11th Earl De La Warr (b 10 Apr 1948), of Buckhurst Park, Sussex, by his wife, the former Anne Leveson (former wife of Adrian John Charles [Hope], 4th Marquess of Linlithgow), & 1st dau. of Arthur Edmund Leveson OBE, of Hall Place, Ropley, co. Hampshire, 

Lady Buckhurst is the yst dau of Count & Countess Tolstoy-Miloslavsky, of  Southmoor, Berkshire.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sebastian Barry Michael Sherwin (b 2014)

_. Amelia Christiana Mary Rhodes (born 7 Jan 1990), partner of Mark Sherwin (b 9 Aug, 1987), gave birth to a son, Sebastian Barry Michael, at Harrogate, 29 January, 2014.

Amelia is the younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Rhodes, of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and Mark Sherwin is the youngest son of Mr & Mrs Ian Sherwin, also of Harrogate.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Harry John Stewart Vane-Tempest (born 2014)

_. Charlotte Jane Vane-Tempest (nee Oddie), wife of James Alexander Stewart Vane-Tempest (b 1981), scion of the Marquesses of Londonderry, gave birth to a son, Harry John Stewart, 16 January, 2014, a brother for George Frederick Stewart, who was born 4 June, 2010.

James Vane-Tempest is a son of (Charles) Stewart Martin Vane-Tempest (b 1950) , of Steeple Bumpstead, Suffolk, by his second wife, the former Jillian Barbara Bulow, and Charlotte is the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Simon Oddie, of Little Milton, Oxfordshire.

The infant descends from Lord Ernest Vane-Tempest, fourth son of the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry.


Monday, January 27, 2014

(George) Christopher Rittson-Thomas (c1926-2014)

_. (George) Christopher Rittson-Thomas, of Manor House, Sandford St Martin, Oxfordshire, died 21 January, 2014, aged 87. Mr Rittson-Thomas married 24 Nov, 1951, Silvia Catriona Fleming (b 1930, d), scion of the Flemings of Nettlebed, a landed family, descended from King William IV & Mrs Jordan, daughter of Maj Philip Fleming (1889-1971), by his wife the former Joan Cecil Hunloke (1901-91). 

Mr Rittson-Thomas was father of three sons, Michael, Hugo and Rupert, and was grandfather of Kate, Hugo, Walter and Theodore.

The funeral takes place at Banbury Crematorium, Oxfordshire, 5 Mar.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Linda, Countess of Lincoln (died 2014)

 Linda, Countess of Lincoln, widow of the 18th Earl, died at Armadale, Australia, 22 January, 2014, aged 97.

She was the former Linda Alice Creed, daughter of the Rev Charles Creed, and married firstly, James O'Brien, of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, by whom she had issue, a son, Graeme and a daughter, Maureen; she married 2ndly, 4 December, 1953, the then Edward (Ted) Fiennes-Clinton (born 23 February, 1913), son of Edward Henry Fiennes-Clinton (b 1886, killed in action in World War 1) and his wife the former Alice Gertrude Waring (died 1917), daughter of Dr William Waring. Her husband succeeded his distant cousin, the 10th Duke of Newcastle, in the Earldom of Lincoln (created by Queen Elizabeth I in 1572), 25 December, 1988, and died 7 July, 2001.

The Earldom of Lincoln is now held by her late husband's grandson, Robert Fiennes-Clinton.


Wrightson/Alvarez Garcia engagement

_.The engagement was announced 25 January, 2014, between James George (Jamie) Wrightson (born 1982), scion of the Wrightson Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1900), middle son of Sir Charles Mark Garmondsway Wrightson, 4th Baronet (b 18 Feb 1951), of Neasham Hall, Darlington, co Durham, by his wife the former Stella Virginia Dean, & Cristina Alvarez, daughter of Don Julio Alvarez Rodriguez, and Dona Alicia Garcia Pascual, of Madrid.

Jamie Wrightson is a great-grandson of the 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn (ext), physician to King George V.


Boscawen/Falcetti engagement

_. The engagement was announced 25 January, 2014, between (Evelyn George) William Boscawen (born 1 Oct 1979), scion of the Viscounts Falmouth (Peerage of GB, cr 1720), son of the Hon Evelyn Arthur Hugh Boscawen (b 13 May 1955), of Cornwall, by his 1st wife the former Lucia Caroline Vivian~Neal {now Mrs Davod Borradaile}, of Dorset, & Emilia, daughter of Mr & Mrs Fabrizio Falcetti, of Rome.

William Boscawen is the grandson and heir but one to the 9th Viscount Falmouth.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Order of Succession to the Throne, 2014

Order of Succession to the Throne, Jan 2014

1.HRH The Prince of Wales, born 14 Nov 1948
2.HRH The Duke of Cambridge, born 21 June 1982
3.HRH Prince George of Cambridge, born 23 July, 2013
4.HRH Prince Henry of Wales, born 15 Sept, 1984
5.HRH The Duke of York, born 19 Feb 1960
6.HRH Princess Beatrice of York, born 8 Aug 1988
7.HRH Princess Eugenie of York, born 23 Mar 1990
8.HRH The Earl of Wessex, born 10 Mar 1964
9.The Viscount Severn, born 17 Dec 2007
10.Lady Louise Windsor, born 8 Nov, 2003
11.HRH The Princess Royal, born 15 Aug 1950
12.Peter Phillips, born 15 Nov, 1977
13.Savannah Phillips, born 29 Dec 2010
14.Isla Phillips, born 29 Mar 2012
15.Zara Tindall, born 15 May, 1981
16.Mia Tindall, born 17 Jan 2014

Charlie Meade (born 2014)

_ Rosie Meade (nee Bradford), wife of Henry Michael (Harry) Meade (b 1983), gave birth to a son, Charlie, 22 January, 2014, a sister for Lily Florence, who was b 9 Jan, 2012. Harry Meade, a friend of Princes William & Harry, is the son of Richard Meade, OBE, sometime Olympic showjumper, of West Littleton, Wilts, by his wife the former Angela Dorothy Farquhar (b 1947), scion of the Farquhar Baronets, & Rosie is the elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard Bradford, of Yanworth, Glos. -==-

Catherine Countess of Clanwilliam, widow of the 6th Earl

_.Catherine Countess of Clanwilliam, who died 22 January, 2014, was the widow of John Edward Carson Meade, 6th Earl of Clanwilliam (1914-89) (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1776). She was the former Catherine Loyd, scion of that landed family, third daughter of Colonel Arthur Thomas Loyd, OBE, MC, of Lockinge, Wantage, Berkshire, by his wife the former Dorothy Willert, and married the then Lord Gillford, 1 Dec, 1948. Her husband succeeded to the family honours on his father's death, 23 Jan 1953, and died in 1989, when he was succeeded by his cousin. Lady Clanwilliam was the mother of six daughters, Lady Selina, Lady Mary, Lady Julia, Lady Laura, Lady Katharine and Lady Sophia. Funeral at St George's Church, Preshute, Marlborough, Wilts, Wed 29 Jan. -=-

Reid/Madden engagement

_. The engagement was announced 24 January, 2014, between Nicholas John Howard Reid (born 1982), descended from the Earls of Clanwilliam (Earl, Ireland, cr 1776), son of Mr W. Scott B. Reid, by his wife the former Lady Laura Louise Meade (b 1957), & Camilla (Milly), daughter of Mr & Mrs John Madden, of Sydney. Nicholas Reid is a grandson of the late 6th Earl of Clanwilliam. -=-

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Riou Benson 1923-2014

_. Riou Benson, who died 17 January, 2014, aged 90, was a scion of the Bensons of Lutwyche. He was born 27 Nov, 1923, third son of Maj George Reginald Benson (1888-1961), head of the family, by his 1st wife, the former Violet Martha Helena Estorffe; married 11 Feb, 1950, Elizabeth Mary, dau of the Ven. John Godber, of West Tarring, Sussex, by whom he had issue, Edward, Patrick and Madeleine. ___A Thanksgiving service takes place at St Mary's Church, Easebourne, 30 Jan. -=-

Lady Margaret Helen Isla Marion Tennant 1920-2014

_. The Lady Margaret Tennant, who died 22 January, 2014, aged 93, was a scion of the Earls of Airlie (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1639). She was the former Lady Margaret Helen Isla Marion Ogilvy, born 23 July, 1920, second daughter of David Lyulph Gore Wolesley Ogilvy, 7th Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, MC (1893-1968), by his wife the former Lady Alexandra Marie Bridget Coke (d 1984), daughter of the 3rd Earl of Leicester; he siblings included the 8th Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, PC (b 1926), sometime Lord Chamberlain to the Queen, and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy (1928-2004), husband of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent, the Queen's cousin. She married 11 July, 1946, Capt Sir Iain Mark Tennant, KT (1919-2006), of Lochnabo House, Elgin, co Moray, scion of the Barons Glenconner, chairman of Grampian Television for over 20 years, by whom she had issue, Mark, Christopher (deceased), and Emma. The funeral is at St Columba's Church, Elgin, Monday, 3 Feb, 2014. -=-

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Otto Tamniarn Joseph Chichester-Clark (b 2013)

_. Nina C. Chichester-Clark (nee Varchevker), wife of Adam Tamniarn Chichester-Clark (b 1973), descended from the Marquesses of Donegall, gave birth to a son, Otto Tamniarn Joseph, 27 Dec, 2013. Adam is the elder son of Sir Robert (Robin) Chichester-Clark (b 10 Jan 1928), by his 2nd wife the former Caroline Bull (b 11 Jul 1947), scion of the Bull Baronets, & Nina is the only daughter of Dr Arturo Varchevker and Renata Li Causi. Adam's paternal grandmother, Marion Chichester (d 1976), daughter of Lt-Col Robert Chichester (1873-1921), and granddaughter of Lord Adolphus Chichester (1836-1901), and gt-granddaughter of the 4th Marquess of Donegall (1799-1889). -=-

Cecilia Aletta Mary Hotlzhausen (b 2014)

_. Laura Isabella Helen Holtzhausen (nee Acloque, born 1979), wife of Jean-Louis Holtzhausen, and descended fromn the Barons Howard De Walden (Peerage of England, cr 1597), gave birth to a daughter, Cecilia Aletta Mary, 14 January, 2014, a sister for Letitia. Jean-Louis is a son of Mr Jan-Louis Holtzhausen, and Mrs Maria Holtzhausen, of Pretoria, South Africa, and Laura is a twin daughter of the late Mr Guy Acloque, by his wife the former Hon Camilla Anne Bronwen Scott-Ellis (b 1 Apr 1947), of Alderley, Gloucestershire, yst dau of the late 9th Baron Howard De Walden (1912-99), by his wife the former Countess Irene Harrach. ==--==

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Christopher John Hylton Murray Shaw 1938-2014

_. Christopher John Hylton Murray Shaw, who has died at Salisbury, Wilts, 17 January, 2014, aged 76, was a one~time step~father of Miss Cressida Bonas, girlfriend of HRH Prince Harry.

 He was born in London, 1 January, 1938, a son of the Rev. Cyril Parkinson Shaw (b circa 1879), and married 1stly (later div), Liza Dietz, daughter of Howard Dietz (1896-1983), by his wife the former Tanis Eva Guinness (b 27 Dec, 1908, d), scion of the merchant banking arm of the brewing dynasty; married 2ndly, Gisele _____;  married 3rdly, 17 Dec, 1996, as her fourth husband, the Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon (b 21 Feb, 1947), third daughter of the 6th Earl Howe, CBE (1908-84) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1821). They divorced in 2000.

 Mr Shaw leaves issue from his 1st marriage, a daughter, Tanis Murray Shaw (b 1966), and a son, Benjamin Shaw (b circa 1969), and a daughter, Catherine, from his 2nd marriage.

The funeral takes place at Hinton Ampner Church, Hampshire, 12 Feb, 2014.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lord McAlpine of West Green 1942-2014

The Lord McAlpine of West Green, life peer, deputy chairman of the Conservative party 1979-83, died in Italy, 17 January, 2014. He was 71. (Robert) Alistair McAlpine was born 14 May, 1942, son of the life peer the Baron McAlpine of Moffat.

Van Voorhis/Lowther engagement

_ . The engagement was announced 18 January, 2014, between George R. van Voorhis IV, son of Mr George Ruddle Van Voohis III & Mrs van Voorhis, of Wevertown, New York, United States, & Natasha Jane Lowther (born 1988), scion of the Lowther Baronets (Bart, UK, cr 1824), daughter of James Lowther (b 1947), of Holdenby House, Northampton, by his wife the former Karen H. Wallace, dau of James Wallace, of Boston, Mass, United States. -=-

Friday, January 17, 2014

Mia Grace Tindall (b 2013)

-. Zara Anne Elizabeth Tindall, MBE (b 15 May, 1981, nee Phillips), scion of the Royal House of Windsor, & wife of Michael James Tindall, MBE (b 18 Oct 1978), gave birth to a daughter, Mia Grace, at Gloucester Royal Infirmary, 17 January, 2014. Mike Tindall is a son of Philip Tindall, by his wife the former Linda Shepherd, & Zara is the only dau of Capt Mark Antony Peter Phillips, CVO, ADC (b 22 Sept 1948), descended from the wealthy Tiarks landed family, by his 1st wife HRH The Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, The Princess Royal, KG (b 15 Aug 1950), only dau of HM Queen Elizabeth II, &c. --==--

Sir Michael Lakin, 4th Baronet 1934-2014

_. Sir Michael Lakin, 4th Baronet, died 13 January, 2014. He was 79. He was born 28 Oct, 1934, son of Sir Henry Lakin, 3rd Bt (Baronet, UK, cr 1909), and succeeded to the title on his father's death in 1979. Married 1stly, 1956 (div 1963) Margaret, daughter of Robert Wallace, of Mount Norris, Co Armagh; married 2ndly, 1965, Felicity, dau of Anthony Denis Murphy, of Londiani, Kenya. He is survived by his wife and by a son and daughter from the second marriage, Richard and Mary-Jane. The baronetcy now passes to his son, Richard Anthony, who was born 26 Nov, 1968. -=-

Gold/Pemberton engagement

_.The engagement was announced 17 January, 2014, between (John) Angus Harcourt Gold (born 1958), son of the late Maj Harcourt Michael Scudamore Gold, MC ( d 1992), of Wheathill, Sparsholt, near Winchester, by his wife the former Hon Jocelyne Mary Boot (b 1917), scion of the Barons Trent (Ext 1956), of Sutton Scotney, Hampshire, & Georgina F.S. Pemberton, yst daughter of Mr & Mrs Christopher Pemberton, of Clandulla, New South Wales. Mr Angus Gold is a grandson maternally of the 2nd Baron Trent. -=-

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Rev. Christopher Courtauld 1934-2014

_. The Rev (Augustine) Christopher (Caradoc) Courtauld, who died 11 January, 2014, aged 79, was head of the Courtauld landed family, formerly of Gosfield. He was born 12 Sept, 1934, and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, son of Augustine Courtauld (1904-59), by his wife the former Mollie Montgomerie (later Baroness Butler of Saffron Walden), descended from the Montgomerie landed family and the barons Napier & Ettrick, &c. Christopher Courtauld was founder of the Oak Trust charity (1963). He was for 22 years vicar of the country's richest parish, St Paul's, Knightsbridge. He married 27 June, 1978, Dr Elizabeth Ann Molland, by whom he had issue, 2 daughters, Catharine and Sarah. The funeral is at St Catherine's Church, Gosfield, Essex, on 24 Jan, followed by a memorial service at a later date at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge. -=-

Wilson/von Thurn und Taxis engagement

_.The engagement was announced 16 January, 2014, between Hugo J.A.S. Wilson, son of Mr Kenneth Wilson, of East Chisenbury, Wiltshire, and Mrs Diana Wilson, of Battersea, London, & Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis (b 28 Nov, 1980) , eldest daughter of Gloria, Princess vn Thurn und Taxis (b 23 Feb 1960), (nee Mariae Gloria Ferdinanda Gerda Charlotte Teutonia Franziska Magarethe Frederike Simone Johanna Joachima Josefine Wilhelmine Huberta Countess of Schönburg in Glauchau and Waldenburg)of Schloss St Emmeram, Regensburg, Germany, and the late Johannes, Prince von Thurn und Taxis (1926-1990). -=-

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ina Elaine Tollemache c1916-2014

_. Ina Elaine Tollemache, who died at Felixstowe, Suffolk, 10 January, 2014, aged 97, was a scion of the Barons Tollemache (Baron, UK, cr 1876). She was born circa 1916, third daughter of the Hon Stanhope Alfred Tollemache (1855-1934), by his wife the former Elizabeth Monks (d 1958); and was a granddaughter of the 1st Baron Tollemache (1805-90), &c. Unm. -=-

John Joseph Buxton 1927-2014

_. John Joseph Buxton, of Horsey Hall, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, who died 11 January, 2014, aged 86, was a scion of the Buxton Baronets (Baronet, cr UK, 1840). He was born 9 Dec, 1927, and educated at Ampleforth, a son of Maj Anthony Buxton, DSO (1881-1970), by his wife the former Mary Philomena Constable-Maxwell (d 16 Mar, 1953), scion of the Lords Herries (Peerage of Scotland cr 1490); married 11 Aug 1958, his kinswoman, Bridget, daughter of Charles de Bunsen, and descended from the Buxton Baronets, by whom hw had issue. A Thanksgiving Service takes place atAll Saints Church, Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk, Friday 24 Jan. -=-

Gilbey/Hadsley-Chaplin marriage

__.The marriage took place in London, 14 January, 2014, followed by a blessing at St Mary's, Ascot, between James Newman Gilbey (born 4 Oct, 1956), scion of th Gilbey Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1893), third son of Ralph Newman Gilbey, by his wife the former Barbara Scott, and Mrs Lavinia Hadsley-Chaplin. The Duke of Norfolk was best man. James Gilbey was the close friend of Diana, Princess of Wales, central figure in the Squidgygate Affair, re the pre-1990 telephone conversations between the princess and Mr Gilbey. During the calls Mr Gilbey refered to Diana as "Squidgy" or "Squidge" -=-

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sir Mervyn Stewart Dunnington-Jefferson, 2nd Baronet 1943-2014

_. Sir Mervyn Stewart Dunnington-Jefferson, 2nd Baronet, died 9 January, 2014. He was 70. He was born 5 August, 1943, son of Sir John Alexander Dunnington-Jefferson, 1st Baronet (1884-1979), by his wife the former Frances Isobel Cape, and succeeded to the baronetcy (Bt, UK, cr 1958) on his father's death in 1979. He married in 1971, Caroline Anna Bayley, daughter of John Bayley, of Hillam Hall, Monk Fryston, Yorkshire, by whom he had issue, a son and 2 daughters. The baronetcy now passes to his only son, John Alexander (born 23 Mar 1980). -=-

Garton/Sinclair engagement

.___The engagement was announced 14 January, 2014, between Alexander J.F. Garton, elder son of the late Mr Clive Garton by his wife the former Eugenia Anne ____(now Mrs Michael Brodrick Hicks Beach, wife of a scion of the Earls St Aldwyn), and the Lady Iona Alexandra Sinclair (born 18 Feb, 1978), only daughter of the 20th Earl of Caithness, PC (b 3 Nov, 1948) (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1455), by his late wife the former Diana Caroline Coke (died 8 Jan, 1994), scion of the Earls of Leicester. -=-

Monday, January 13, 2014

Andrew McMillan of Cleghorn

Andrew McMillan of Cleghorn, possessor of a Scottish feudal barony, died at Wishaw Hospital, Lamarkshire, 3 January, 2014, aged 94. His arms: Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules between in dexter and sinister chief two ancient pistols, butts downward and outward and flintlocks showing, in base a mound of ironstone enflamed all proper. Date of grant unknown. Shown impaled with the arms of the Worshipful Company of Gun Makers, of which Andrew McMillan was master, in Stephen Friar, ed., A Dictionary of Heraldry, (1987).

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Womack/von Preussen engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 January, 2014, between Mr Philip A. Womack, younger son of Mr & Dr Richard Womack, of Cranleigh, Surrey, & Princess Tatiana Brigid Honor von Preussen (b 16 Oct, 1980), scion of the Royal House of Prussia, daughter of HRH Prince (William) Andrew von Preussen (b 14 Nov, 1947), by his wife the former Alexandra Blahova. Princess Tatiana is descended from the last German Emperor, Wilhelm II, and from Queen Victoria, &c. -=-

Friday, January 10, 2014

Baroness Ebbisham 1920-2014

_.The Baroness Ebbisham, who died 4 January, 2014, aged 93, was the widow of the 2nd Baron Ebbisham, who died in 1991, and was a scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam (Peerage of Ire, cr 1776). She was the former Flavia Mary Meade, born 20 Nov, 1920, third daughter of Charles Francis Meade (1881-1975), by his wife the former Lady Aileen Hilda Brodrick (who d 1970), daughter of the 1st Earl of Midleton (ext). She married 26 Oct, 1949, the then Hon Rowland Robert Blades, who succeeded to the barony of Ebbisham (B, UK, cr 1928) on his father's demise in 1953. The Ebbishams had three daughters, Susan, Emma and Catherine, and the peerage became extinct on her husband's death in 1991. The Service of Thanksgiving takes place at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Mere, Wiltshire, Friday 17 Jan. -=-

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Wilson Peregrine Nicholas Crewdson 1926-2014

_. Wilson Peregrine Nicholas Crewdson, who died 5 January, 2014, aged 87, was b 5 Sept, 1926, the eldest son of Brig. Wilson Theodore Oliver Crewdson, CBE, by his wife the former Albina Joanne Bacon, scion of the Bacon Baronets (Bt, E, cr 1611), grandson of Sir Nicholas Henry Bacon, 12th Baronet. Married 12 July, 1957, the Hon Lucy Clare Beckett, a daughter of the 3rd Baron Grimthorpe (1891-1963), by his 1st wife the former Mary Alice Archdale, by whom he had issue,a son, Giles, and three daughters, Diana, Elizabeth and Virginia. Funeral at the Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham, Bucks, 17 Jan. -=-

Scrope/Buxton engagement

_.The engagement was announced 8 January, 2014, between Mr Richard W. McC Scrope, scion of that ancient landed family & descended from the Earls of Mexborough, son of Mr & Mrs Philip Scrope, and Meriel Lavinia Margaret Buxton (b 26 July, 1980), scion of the Buxton Baronets (Bt, cr 1840), daughter of James Anthony Fowell Buxton (b 14 Mar, 1948), by his wife the former Margaret Elizabeth Russell (b 11 Oct, 1945), scion of the Barons Ampthill (B, UK, cr 1881), &c. -=-

Baroness Hindlip 1947-2014

_. The Baroness Hindlip, who died 6 January, 2014, aged 66, was the wife of Charles Henry Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip (b 5 Aug 1940) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1886). She was the former Fiona Victoria Jean McGowan, born 18 Nov, 1947, scion of the Barons McGowan (Peerage of the UK, cr 1937), dau of William Johnston McGowan (1909-77), a son of the 1st peer, by his wife the former Helen Myrtle Dorothy Atherley, and married Charles Allsopp in 1968. Lady Hindlip is survived by her husband, a son, Henry, and three daughters, Kirstie, Sophia and Natasha. The eldest daughter is the broadcaster Kirstie Allsopp. -=-

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Forde/Ratcliffe engagement

_.The engagement was announced 7 January, 2014, between Finnian Nicholas Forde (born 1982), descended from the Viscounts Bangot and Earls of Belmore, &, son of the late Patrick Matthew Desmond Forde, by his wife the former Lady Anthea Geraldine Lowry-Corry (b 1952), of Seaforde, County Down, scion of the Earl of Bemore, & Emma Louise Ratcliffe, dau of Maj and Mrs John Ratcliffe, of Fernhurst, West Sussex. Finnian Forde is a gt-grandson of the 6th Viscount Bangor, and nephew of the 8th Earl of Belmore. -=-

Rt Hon Robert Boscawen, PC 1923-2013

The Rt Hon Robert Thomas Boscawen MC, of Ivythorm Manor, Street, co. Somerset, who died on the Isle of Wight, 28 Dec, 2013, aged 90, was a former Conservative politician and scion of the Viscounts Falmouth (Peerage GB, 1720), born 17 Mar, 1923, fourth son of the 8th Viscount Falmouth (1887-1962), by his wife the former Mary Meynell, descended from the Viscounts, later Earls of Halifax. He served in World War II as Capt Coldstream Guards, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Wells 1970-83 and for Somerton and Frome 1983-92, Assistant Government Whip 1979-81, Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1981-83, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1983-86, Comptroller of the Household 1986-88, Privy Counsellor 1992. Boscawen married 19 Nov 1949 Mary Alice Codrington JP (b. 1924, d), 1st dau. of Col Sir Geoffrey Ronald Codrington KCVO CB CMG DSO OBE, by his wife Cecilia Mary Wythes, yst. dau. of Ernest James Wythes CBE DL JP, of Copped Hall and The Wood House, co. Essex, and Bickley Hall, co. Kent. and had issue. The funeral takes place at Wells Cathedral, 16 Jan. -=-

Capt William George Antony Warde-Norbury 1936-2014

_. Capt. (William George) Antony (Tony) Warde-Norbury, late Coldstream Guards, who died 1 January, 2014, aged 77, was a scion of the Warde-Aldam landed family of Hooton Pagnell, Healey & Frickley. He was born 13 March, 1936, son of Maj Harold George Norbury, later Warde-Norbury (1899-1974), of Hooton Pagnell Hall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, by his wife the former Mary Betty Warde-Aldam (b 27 Mar, 1909 - d 1978). Mary Betty Norbury received the Hooton Pagnell estate as a gift from her father, Col William St Andrew Warde-Aldam, in 1952, and she and her husband assumed the surname of Warde-Norbury by Royal Licence in 1958. Capt Tony Warde-Norbury married 15 Apr, 1961, Philippa Margery Davies-Cooke (scion of the Cooke Baronets), dau of Col Philip Ralph Davies-Cooke, of Owston Hall, Yorks, by whom he had issue. His son, William Mark Antony, born 29 Jul, 1962, succeeded to the Hooton Pagnell estate some years ago. The funeral takes place at the Minster Church of Saint George, Doncaster, 13 January, 2014. -=-

Monday, January 06, 2014

Terence Walter (Terry) Biddlecombe 1941-2014

__.Terence Walter (Terry) Biddlecombe, who died 5 January, 2014, aged 72, was a jockey, and husband of the racehorse trainer Henrietta Knight, scion of a landed family. He was born 2 Feb, 1941, son of Walter Biddlecombe, by his wife Nancy, and married in 1995, Henrietta Knight (b 15 December, 1946),a daughter of Maj. Hubert Guy Broughton Knight (1917-93), by his wife the former Hester Loyd, scion of that landed family. He was a brother~in~law of Celia Elizabeth Knight (b 1949), wife of the 3rd Baron Vestey, &c. -=-

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Richard Peyton Skipwith 1937-2013

_. Richard Peyton Skipwith, who died 31 December, 2013, aged 76, was a scion of the Skipwith Baronets (Bt, England, 1622). He was born in 1937, son of Philip Lionel d'Estouteville Skipwith-Tyser (1904-91), by his wife the former Elsie Barbara Phillips; married 1965, Annie Carmen Angele Marie, daughter of Andre Bonnor, of Chateau Leyran, Villenave d'Ornon, Bordeaux, by whom he had issue, a son Julian b 1972, and a daughter, Anouk, born 1974. -=-

Stella Constance Holloway (b 2013)

_. The Lady Corinna Lettice Holloway (nee Brabazon) born 1974, wife of Julian C.R. Holloway, and scion of the Earls of Meath (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1627), gave birth to a daughter, Stella Constance, at Cambridge, 3 Dec, 2013, a sister for Annick and Lara. Julian Holloway is the yr son of the Rev. Roger and Mrs Holloway, of Tanglewood House, Ullapool, Ross-shire, and Lady Corinna is a daughter of the 15th Earl of Meath (b. 11 May 1941) and the Countess of Meath, of Killruddery, Bray, County Wicklow. -=-

Friday, January 03, 2014

Hon Mrs Hugh Astor 1930-2013

_. Emily Lucy (Emi-Lu) Astor, who died 27 December, 2013, aged 83, was a scion of the Kinloch Baronets (Bt, NS, cr 1686). She was born 27 Aug, 1930, daughter of Sir Alexander Davenport Kinloch, 12th Baronet (1902-82), by his 1st wife the former Alexandra Dalziel; married 8 Nov, 1950, the Hon Hugh Waldorf Astor (1920-99), scion of the Barons Astor of Hever, a son of the 1st Baron, who was proprietor of The Times, by his wife the former Lady Violet Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, scion of the Earls of Minto, by whom she had issue, 2 sons and three daughters. Funeral at St Mary's, Sulhamstead Abbots, Berkshire, 9 January, 2014. -=-