Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ramsay/Kubinsky engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2015, between Simon David Ramsay, styled Lord Ramsay [born 1981], son and heir of the 17th Earl of Dalhousie [b 1948], (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1633), of Brechin, Angus, by his wife the former Marilyn Davina Butter [b 1950], scion of that landed family, & Kaitlin Marie Kubinsky, daughter of Mr & Mrs John Kubinsky, Sr, of Charlotte, North Carolina, United States,

The Countess of Dalhousie is a dau of Maj Sir David Henry BUTTER KCVO MC (1920-2010), sometime head of that gentry family of Pitlochry, and Myra Alice CVO (b 1925) dau of Sir Harold Augustus WERNHER (1893-1973) GCVO 3rd & last Bt and Lady (Anastasia Michailovna) Zia CBE (1892-1977) dau of the Grand Duke Michael Michailovitch of Russia (1861-1929).


Askew/Macpherson engagement

__.The engagement was announced 26 September, 2015, between George W. Askew [born 1986], scion of that landed family, second son of Mr Henry John Askew [b 1940], of Ladykirk, Berwickshire,& Mrs Rosemary Eileen Askew [nee Taylor], of Belgravia, London, & Lara A.F. Macpherson, daughter of Mr Nigel Macpherson, of Blofield, and Mrs Georgina Macpherson, of Chelsea.

George Askew [a former contestant on the reality TV show "Big Brother"] is a grandson of Maj John Marjoribanks Askew, Grenadier Guards, by his wife the former Lady Susan Alice Egerton [1913-2010], scion of the Earls of Ellesmere, dau of the 4th Earl of Ellesmere [ 1872-1944], by his wife the former Lady Violet Lambton.  Lady Susan was a sister of the late 6th Duke of Sutherland [1915-2000], &c.


Bell/Guinness engagement

. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2015, between Matthew G. Bell, only son of Dr Nicholas Bell, and Ms Andrea Lechner, & Amber Guinness [born 1989], scion of the Barons Moyne [Baron, UK, cr 1932], eldest dau of the late Hon Jasper Jonathan Richard Guinness, by his wife the former Camilla Alexandra Uniacke, and a granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Moyne [b 16 Mar 1930].


Hanbury/Otto engagement

_.The engagement was announced 26 September, 2015, between Charles Osgood Philip Hanbury, scion of that landed family, son of Maj Christopher Osgood Philip Hanbury (b 1944), of Hungerford, Berkshire, by his wife the former Bridget Anne Birch, & Yoanna Thiela Otto, only daughter of Dr Yorck Otto, of Munich, Germany, & Her Serene Highness Princess Anna zu Oettingen-Wallerstein, of Wallerstein, Germany.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Obituary: Nat Sherwood

Rosemary McCorquodale [1924-2015]

_. Rosemary McCorquodale, who died 21 September, 2015, aged 91, was the widow of the late Alastair McCorquodale [1925-2009], scion of that landed family, and was the mother~in~law of Lady Sarah Spencer, sister of Diana, Princess of Wales, &c.

She was born Rosemary Turnor [9 Sept, 1924], scion of that landed family, daughter of Maj Herbert Broke Turnor [d 1969], by his wife the former Lady Enid Rachel Victoria Fane [1894-1969], daughter of the 13th Earl of Westmorland, and married Alastair McCorquodale, 26 Jul, 1947, by whom she had issue, (i) Sarah McCorquodale (1948-2008) sometime wife of Geoffrey van Cutsem, of that landed family; (ii) Neil Edmund McCorquodale, 
b 1951, who married 17 May 1980, the Lady Sarah Spencer (b 1955), dau of the 8th Earl Spencer, MVO.

Thanksgiving service at St Guthiac's Church, Little Ponton, Grantham, 23 Oct, 2015.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Melissa Anne Wyndham 1949-2015

_. Melissa Anne Wyndham, who has died from breast cancer, aged 66, was a scion of the Barons Egremont [Peerage of the UK, cr 1959] & Leconfield [Peerage cr 1859]. She was born 18 March, 1949, younger daughter of Capt Mark Hugh Wyndham, OBE, MC [1921-2008] by his first wife the former Anne Winn, scion of the Barons St Oswald. Miss Wyndham leaves a brother Henry [b 19 Aug 1953], chairman of Sothebys, and a sister the designer [Elizabeth] Jane Wyndham [b 17 Jan 1948], who m 1970, Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, son of the 10th Duke of Marlborough, &c.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Imogen Rose Elizabeth Legard (born 2015)

. -.Elizabeth Claire Legard (b 1976, nee Aubrey-Fletcher), scion of the Aubrey-Fletcher baronets and wife of Thomas James St Quintin Legard (b 1971), scion of he Legard Baronets (cr 1660), gave birth to a daughter, Imogen Rose Elizabeth, 25 August, 2015, a sister for John [Johnny] Digby St Quintin, who was b 1 Oct, 2011, and for Christopher (Kit) Thomas St Quintin, who was b 7 Jan, 2014.

Thomas Legard is a son of James Digby Legard (b 1946), of Lowthorpe, East Yorkshire, by his wife the former Daphne West, and Elizabeth is the youngest daughter of Philip Nigel Aubrey-Fletcher (b 1944), of Hampshire, by his former wife the former Susan Anne Bathe (now Mrs Sue Clement, of the Isle of Wight). 


Ann Lady Erskine (died 2015)

. Ann, Lady Erskine, who died 15 September, 2015, aged 95, was the widow of Sir [Thomas] David Erskine, 5th Baronet [1912-2007] [Baronet, UK, cr 1821].

She was the former Ann Fraser-Tytler, daughter of Colonel Neil Fraser-Tytler, CBE, DSO and bar, DL (d 1937), of Aldourie Castle, Inverness, by his wife Christian Helen (b 23 Aug 1897), dau of John Campbell Shairp (d. 1913) &c, and married David Erskine in 1947, by whom she had issue, two sons Peter & William, and 1 dau Caroline (deceased 1976). Her elder son is Sir [Thomas] Peter Neil Erskine, 6th Bart.

The funeral takes place at Kirkaldy Crematorium, 1st Oct, 2015, followed by a service of thanksgiving at Crail Parish Church.


George James Christopher Nicholson (born 2015)

_. Emily Fiona Nicholson [born 1983, nee MacManus], a descendant of Sir Winston Churchill & wife of James Edward Gianni Nicholson, gave birth to a son, George James Christopher, 6 September, 2015.

Mr Nicholson is the son of Mr James Nicholson and Mrs Sally Nicholson, of Kirtlington, Oxfordshire.

Emily Nicholson is a great-granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill, scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, daughter of Mr James N.M. MacManus, of London, by his former wife the Hon Emma Mary Soames (b 9 Sept, 1949), a dau of the late Baron Soames (life peer) by his wife the former Mary Spencer-Churchill (Baroness Soames, LG), last surviving child of Sir Winston Churchill, KG, by his wife the former Clementine Hozier [Baroness Spencer-Churchill], &c.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Nathaniel Kevin Billington 1970-2015

_. Nathaniel Kevin [Nat] Billington, the computer entrepreneur who designed the systems for No 10 Downing Street, Sky TV and the NHS, died from cancer, 1 September, 2015. He was 44.

Nat Billington was a grandson maternally of the 7th Earl of Longford, KG, PC [1905-2001]. He was born in 1970, the elder son of film director Kevin Billington by his wife the former [Lady] Rachel Mary Pakenham [born 1942], journalist, dau of the 7th Earl of Longford by his wife the former Elizabeth Harman. He married in 2000, Hannah Heyse-Moore, who survives him, with their two sons.


Lindsay/Camu engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 September, 2015, between the Hon Alexander Walter Lindsay [born 1961] [scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres, Earl, Scotland cr 1398, and 1651], second son of the 29th Earl of Crawford PC [b 5 Mar 1927],  of Colinsburgh, Fife, by his wife the former Ruth Beatrice Meyer-Bechtler, & Miss Sophie Valerie B.D. Camu [born 1976], daughter of Mr Alain Camu, of Brussels, Belgium, by his former wife the former Irene De Marotte De Montigny (now Mrs Irene Beard, of Notting Hill).

The bride to be is a granddaughter maternally of Baudouin de Marotte de Montigny [1894-1973], by his wife the Comtesse Elisabeth de Liedekerke de Pailhe [1897-1993].


Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Hon. William Henry Noel (born 2015)

_. Zara Noel, styled Viscountess Campden (b 1978, nee van Cutsem) wife of Henry (Harry) Noel, styled Viscount Campden (b 1 July 1977), scion of the Earls of Gainsborough (Earl, UK, cr 1841), gave birth to a son, the Hon William Henry Noel, 3 September, 2015, a brother for Edward [Ned], who was b 30 Apr, 2007, and for Violet Ruth, who was b 12 Nov, 2009.

Viscount Campden is the only son and heir of the 6th Earl of Gainsborough (b 17 Jan 1950) by his wife the former Sarah Winnington (scion of the Winnington Baronets), and sometime Lady-in-Waiting to Diana, Princess of Wales, &c.

Zara is a daughter of Geoffrey Neil van Cutsem, scion of that landed family, by his wife the former Sally McCorquodale, of that landed family.


Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Grandson of Earl Mountbatten of Burma weds for second time

_. The marriage took place, 5 September, 2015, in Oxfordshire, between Ashley Louis David Hicks (born 18 July, 1963), only son of the late David Nightingale Hicks by his wife the former Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Mountbatten (born 19 Apr, 1929), scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma (Peerage of the UK, cr 1947), & Katalina (Kata) Sharkey de Solis [born Kathryn Anne Sharkey, 31 Dec, 1981, in Texas, daughter of Thomas William Sharkey, of Houston, Texas, by his wife the former Rosalie Solis].

It is Mr Hick's second marriage. He married firstly, in 1990,Allegra Marina Tondato, by whom he has issue. His second bride to be is described in the Daily Mail as an "American fashionista" 17 years his junior.

Ashley Hicks is a godson of the late King of Sweden and of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.


Hugo David Lisle Ogilvy [born 2015]

_. Alexandra Elizabeth Hope Ogilvy [b 12 July, 1972], wife of Shamus Diarmid Ogilvy (b 24 Jan 1966), scion of the Earls of Airlie (Earl, Peerage of Scot, cr 1639), gave birth to a son, Hugo David Lisle, 29 July, 2015, a brother for Angus.

Shamus Ogilvy is the elder son of the Hon James Donald Diarmid Ogilvy (b 28 Jan 1934), of Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, by his late wife the former Magdalen Jane Ruth (June) Ducas (b 2 June 1938, d 3 Nov 2001), descended from the Barons Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton.

Alexandra Ogilvy is the former Alexandra Elizabeth Hope March Phillipps de Lisle, scion of that landed family, elder daughter of the late Julian Peter Alexander March Phillipps de Lisle (b 2 Feb 1936; d 19 Dec 1993) of Lisle, of Medbourne, Leicestershire, by his 2nd wife the former Diana Barbara Welchman. 

The infant is a great-nephew of the late Rt Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy, who, in 1963, wed Princess Alexandra of Kent, a first cousin of the Queen.


Scarlett Ophelia Grace Waley-Cohen [b 2015]

_.Annabel Waley-Cohen (nee Ballin), wife of Sam Bernard Waley-Cohen (b 15 Apr 1982), scion of the Waley-Cohen Baronets (Bt UK, cr 1961), gave birth to a daughter, Scarlett Ophelia Grace, 1 September, 2015, a sister for Maximilian Bertie Thomas, who was b 10 March, 2013.

Sam, the jockey, friend of the young royals, is a son of Robert Bernard Waley-Cohen (b 1948) by his wife the Hon Felicity Samuel, dau of the 3rd Viscount Bearsted & Annabel is a daughter of Bertie Ballin and his wife Serena.

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Waley-Cohen's marriage in June 2011.


Friday, September 04, 2015

10th Viscount Chetwynd 1935-2015

_. The 10th Viscount Chetwynd [Peerage of Ireland, cr 1717], died in Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 August, 2015.

Adam Richard John Casson Chetwynd was born 2 Feb, 1935, son of the 9th Viscount [1904-65], by his first wife, the former Joan Gilbert Casson, and succeeded to the peerages, 12 June, 1965, upon his father's death. Married firstly, 19 Feb, 1966 [div 1974], Celia Grace Ramsay; married secondly, 15 Aug, 1975, Angela Mary McCarthy. From his first marriage he leaves two sons, and a daughter. The elder son, the Hon Adam Douglas Chetwynd [born 26 Feb 1969] succeeds his father as the 11th viscount.


Annette Pamela Worsley-Taylor 1944-2015

_. Annette Pamela Worsley-Taylor, the debutante who became the driving force behind London Fashion Week, died 24 August, 2015. She was 71. Miss Worsley-Taylor was a scion of the Worsley-Taylor baronets [ Bt UK, cr 1917, extinct 1958], born 2 July, 1944, the only child of Sir John Worsley-Taylor, 3rd Baronet, Scots Guards, by his wife the former Anne Paget, dau of  Capt John Otho Paget, MC.  

The Worsley-Taylor baronetcy became extinct on the demise of her father in 1958. The 3rd Bt was divorced from Annette's mother and married in 1950, as his 2nd wife, Col Sir William Edmund Jaffray, 4th Baronet, who d 1953.

Annette Worsley-Taylor married in 1997. Anthony Sheil, literary agent. No issue.


Artault/Garton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 3 September, 2015, between Alistair P.J. Artault, eldest son of Dr and Mrs Benoit Artault, of Paris, & Camilla Mary Eva Garton [born 1982], daughter of Mr [Anthony Gavin] Charles Luis Garton, of Wiltshire, by his wife the former Lady Lucy Catherine Mary Primrose [born 1955], eldest daughter of the 7th Earl of Rosebery [b 11 Feb 1929] [Peerage of Scot, cr 1703].


Jollife/Vogler marriage

_. The marriage took place 28 August, 2015, at the London Oratory, between the Hon William Henry Martin Jolliffe [born 1 Apr, 1967], eldest son and heir of the 5th Baron Hylton [Peerage of the UK, cr 1866] [b 13 Jun 1932],  by his wife the former Joanna Elizabeth Bertodano [descended from the Earls of Mexborough], & Dr Pia M. Vogler.


Robertson/Currey engagement

._The engagement was announced 3 Sept, 2015, between Alexander A.P. Robertson, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Robert Robertson, of Bradfield, Berkshire, & Camilla Rose Francisca Currey [born 1986], scion of the Barons Howard De Walden [Peerage of England cr 1597], daughter of [Charles] Alistair Currey, of Fulham, London, by his wife the former Hon Henrietta Mary Rosario Czernin [b 1960], daughter of the [10th] Baroness Howard De Walden.


P.J. Kavanagh 1931-2015

. Patrick Joseph Gregory Kavanagh [P.J. Kavanagh] poet and novelist, died 26 August, 2015. He was 84.

He was born at Worthing, Sussex, 6 January, 1931, son of Ted Kavanagh, a writer for the radio and creator of "It's That Man Again" a vehicle for the comedian Tommy Handley.

P.J. Kavanagh married 1stly, 28 Feb, 1956, Sarah Jane [Sally] Philipps [b 14 Jan 1934], scion of the Barons Milford [Baron, UK, cr 1939], daughter of the Hon Wogan Philipps [afterwards 2nd Baron Milford], by his 1st wife, the writer Rosamond Lehmann. His wife dsp 22 June, 1958, aged 24, after contracting polio in Java; married 2ndly, 1965, Catherine [Kate] Ward.


Robertson of Oakridge/Haynes engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 September, 2015, between William Brian Elworthy Robertson, 3rd Baron Robertson of Oakridge [Peerage of the UK, cr 1961] [born 15 Nov, 1975], son of the late 2nd Baron Robertson of Oakridge [1930-2009], by his wife the former Celia Jane Elworthy, & Ana Haynes, only daughter of Mr Andrew Haynes and Senora Inmaculada Navarro.


Hanbury/Bigge marriage

The marriage took place 29 Aug, 2015, at the Church of St Peter & St Felix, Kirby Hill, between George Christopher Osgood Hanbury {b 6 Nov, 1987}, scion of that landed family, son of Maj Christopher Osgood Philip Hanbury (b 1944), of Shefford Woodlands, Berkshire, by his wife the former Bridget Anne Birch, & Victoria, daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Bigge, of Whorlton, co Durham.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu 1926-2015

_. The 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu [Peerage of the UK cr 1885] of Palace House, Beaulieu, Hampshire, has died at the age of 88.

Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu was born 20 Oct, 1926, son of the 2nd Baron (1866-1929), by his second wife the former Alice Pearl Crake; succeeded to the peerage on the demise of his father, 30 March, 1929; married 1stly, 11 Apr, 1959 [div 1974] Elizabeth Belinda Crossley, scion of the Barons Somerleyton; married 2ndly, 26 Sept, 1974, Fiona Margaret Herbert.

He leaves a widow and a son and daughter from his first marriage and a son from his second marriage. The elder son, the Hon Ralph Douglas-Scott-Montagu, who was born 13 March, 1961, succeeds as 4th Baron Montagu of Beaulieu.


Birth of son and heir to the Earl & Countess of Jersey ...

_. The Countess of Jersey [nee Marianne de Guelle], wife since 2003 of [George Francis] William Child-Villiers, 10th Earl of Jersey [Peerage of England cr 1697] (born 5 February, 1976), gave birth to a son and heir, George Henry William Child-Villiers, styled Viscount Villiers, 1st September, 2015, a brother for Lady Mia [b 28 Dec, 2006], Lady Amelie [b 14 Apr, 2008], & Lady Evangeline [b 9 Feb, 2011].

The Countess of Jersey is the former Marianne de Guelle, daughter of Peter de Guelle, of Jersey.