_.TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales attended the
Friday, March 28, 2014
_. The engagement was announced 28 March, 2014, between Lyonel John Peter Tollemache (b 1973), scion of the Tollemache Barons (Baron, UK, cr 1876), elder son of the the Hon Michael David Douglas Tollemache (b 1944), of London, and Mrs Theresa Tollemache (nee Bowring), of Blackheath, Suffolk, & Jennifer Mary Holl (b 1980), daughter of Mr Jonathan Holl, of Farnham, Surrey, and Mrs Jonathan Holl (nee Burne).
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
_. Robert Harral Marsjam, who died 22 March, 2014, aged 67, was a scion of the Earls of Romney (Earl, UK, cr 1801). He was born 13 Aug, 1946, second son of Peter Marsham (b 1912-), by his wife the former Margaret Harral, dau of Benjamin Harral, and was descended from a younger son of the 3rd Earl of Romney. He was unm. Funeral at All Saints Church, Coddington, near Newark~on~Trent, Nottinghamshire, 5 Apr.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
_. The engagement was announced 20 March, 2014, between Christian Frederick Moxon (b 1974), youngest son of the late John Frederick Moxon by his wife the Hon Jennifer Julia Fellowes (b 1940), of Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire, scion of the Barons De Ramsey (Baron, UK, cr 1887), and Ahalya Alvares, eldest dau of Jeevan Alvares and Rajini Furtado, of Bangalore, India.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
_. Henrietta (Rita), Baroness Drumalbyn, who died 12 March, 2014, in her 100th year, was the second wife, and widow of the 1st (and last) Baron Drumalbyn (1908-87) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1963). As Mrs Henrietta (Rita) Edmiston, widow of Harry Edmiston, she wed the peer as his 2nd wife in 1985. She is survived by 2 sons from her 1st marriage.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
_. Sir Mark Edward Mortimer Bowen, 5th Baronet, died 27 February, 2014, aged 55. He was born 17 Oct, 1958, son of Sir Thomas Frederic Charles Bowen, 4th Baronet (1921-89) (Bt, UK, cr 1921), by his wife the former Jill Claude Evans, and succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 1989' married 1983, Kerry Tessa Moriarty, dau of Michael John Moriarty, by whom he had issue, one son and one daughter. The son, George Edward Michael Bowen, born 27 Dec, 1987, succeeds as 6th baronet.
Friday, March 14, 2014
_.The Rt Hon Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn, former Lab MP and stalwart of the Left, who died 14 March, 2014, aged 88, was formerly the 2nd Viscount Stansgate (Peerage of the UK, cr 1942), but disclaimed the peerage for life in 1963.
He was born 3 Apr, 1925, second son of William Wedgwood Benn (1877-1960), Liberal MP and Secretary of State for India, by his wife the former Margaret Eadie Holmes (who died in 1991), dau of Daniel Turner Holmes, MP.
William Wedgwood Benn was created Viscount Stansgate in 1942, and in 1944 his elder son, Ft-Lt Michael Wedgwood Benn, DFC, was killed in action.
Anthony Wedgwood Benn was Labour MP for Bristol South East, 1950-60, & lost his seat in the Commons on succeeding to his father's peerage, 17 Nov, 1960.
Tony Benn petitioned to give up his viscountcy & remain in the House of Commons but failed. However, his campaigning resulted in the 1963 Peerage Act which enabled peers to disclaim their titles for life.
Tony Benn disclaimed his peerage for life, 31 July, 1963, and was returned to his seat in at Bristol SE, in 1963 and held that constituency for 20 years to 1983. He was then Lab MP for Chesterfield from 1984 to 2001.
Benn was Postmaster-General in Harold Wilson's administration 1964-68, Minister of Technology, 1966-70, Minister of Power 1969-70, Chairman of the Labour Party 1970-72, Secretary of State for Industry and Minister for Posts and Telecommunications, 1974-75, and Secretary of State for Energy 1975-79.
He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1964.
Benn married 17 June, 1949, Caroline Middleton De Camp (who d. 22 Nov, 2000), dau of James Milton De Camp, of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, by who he had issue, three sons, Stephen, Hilary and Joshua, and one daughter, Melissa.
Under the terms of the 1963 Peerage Act the eldest son, Stephen, who was born 21 Aug, 1951, now succeeds as 3rd Viscount Stansgate.
The funeral is ti take place at St Margaret's Church, Westminster, Thursday 17 March.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
_. Thomas Riviere Bland, MC, late the Scots Guards, died 5 February, 2014, aged 92, He was born at Godstone, Surrey, 8 Feb, 1921, son of Charles Riviere Bland,and educated at Eton. Married 1stly, 23 Nov 1946 (div 1961 ) the Hon Katherine Bruce (b 27 Nov 1922), daughter of the 7th Lord Balfour of Burleigh (1883-1967), by his wife the former Violet Done ( d 1976), by whom he had issue, a son and 2 daughters; married 2ndly, 1962, Mary Millar (who died as result of an accident), married 3rdly, 1976, Joan Catchpole, who predeceased him.
_. Marion Thorpe, CBE, concert pianist, co-founder of the Leeds Piano Competition, who died 6 March, 2014, aged 87, was the first wife of the late 7th Earl of Harewood (1923-2011), a first cousin of the Queen, and later wife of the disgraced Liberal party leader, Jeremy Thorpe (descended from the Norton-Griffiths Baronets).
Friday, March 07, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
_. Nancy, Baroness Bagot, who died 27 February, 2014, was the second wife, and widow, of Caryl Ernest, 6th Baron Bagot (1877-1961). She was the former Nancy Constance Spicer, daughter of Francis Aldborough Spicer, of Sydney, NSW, and married 1 March, 1940, the then Caryl Ernest Bagot, who succeeded his cousin as 6th Baron, 5 Apr, 1946.(The peerage was cr GB, 1780). There was a daughter of the marriage, Caryl Rosemary, born 7 Dec, 1960. She was widowed, 5 Aug 1961, when the peerage passed to a cousin of the 6th peer.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
_. The engagement was announced 5 March, 2014, betweem Christopher (Digger) Cooke-Hurle, scion of that landed family, younger son of Mr John Feilding Cooke-Hurle (b 1947), of Barnard Castle, Co Durham, by his wife the former Marion Wynifred (Moppet) Hobson, scion of that landed family, & Alice Susanna Abdy Collins (born 1983), descended from the Earls of Morton, eldest dau of Thomas Abdy Collins (b 1948), of Little Faringdon, by his former wife the former Anna Mary Critchley (Mrs Anna Abdy Collins, of Glenferness).