Saturday, December 31, 2016
Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Pownall, nee Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe is a daughter of John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (b 14 Jul, 1947), by his 2nd wife, the former Vanessa Mary Theresa Hubbard (descended from the Dukes of Norfolk, &c), and is known as Gabriella Wild, model turned actress &c. Her father's 1st wife, Lady Mary Gaye Curzon, is mother of the Duke of Sussex's former girlfriend Cressida Bonas.
Dominic Cummings is the son of Robert A. Cummings, of North Lodge, Durham, by his wife the former Morag Laws [b 1949].
Mary Wakefield is a daughter of Sir Edward Humphry Tyrrell Wakefield, 2nd Baronet [born 11 July, 1936], of Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, by his 3rd wife the Hon Katherine Mary Alice Baring [born 30 March, 1936], daughter of the 1st Baron Howick of Glendale [1903-73].
Friday, December 30, 2016
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Telegraph obit 22 October 2016: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
She was born Raine McCorquodale on September 9 1929, the daughter of Alexander “Sachie” McCorquodale, whose family had made a fortune out of printing, and of Barbara Cartland, who had then hardly embarked upon her career as a romantic novelist.
“What a lovely fat baby,” Princess Elizabeth (born in 1926) is supposed to have observed on seeing the infant Raine...
And so to the Season. “Eternally smiling” and an excellent dancer, Raine was voted Debutante of the Year in 1947. If she was not a flawless beauty, she gave an excellent impression of one. And when she met Gerald Legge, presumptive heir to the Earldom of Dartmouth, on a mountain in Switzerland, she immediately declared herself in love. They were married in 1948 and installed in a large house in Belgravia, with a staff of five...
As late as 1972 Lady Dartmouth was still telling journalists that her husband was “the Rock of Gibraltar and divine; so steady and strong and yet such humour”. A cousin of this paragon, however, observed that in private she was “beastly to him”.
But few read anything into Lady Dartmouth’s appointment of Johnny Spencer (deserted by his wife in 1967) as chairman of the Youth Panel for European Architectural Year. In fact, she had become infatuated with him.
Raine Dartmouth more or less moved into Althorp in 1975, after Spencer succeeded as 8th Earl, and endured as best she could the hostility of his children. In unguarded moments she was less restrained: “I could have them all for breakfast if I wanted to.” She was divorced from Dartmouth in 1976, and shortly afterwards married Spencer....
Raine Spencer’s connection with Althorp was abruptly ended by the death of her husband in March 1992. The new Earl immediately took steps to eradicate her influence.
It was reported, moreover, that when her maid packed her clothes into suitcases bearing the Spencer emblem, the Princess of Wales ordered that they should be removed and put into black bin liners instead.
But Raine Spencer was never one to repine. She had been left very well off, and in May 1993 announced her engagement to a French count, Jean-François de Chambrun...
Within two months the new Contesse de Chambrun was obliged to deny rumours that she was separating from her husband; and within three years the rumours were denied no longer. The parting, it transpired, had been “very amicable”....
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Mark Vestey was severely injured in a riding accident in 1984 and was wheel-chair bound thereafter.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
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Thursday, October 06, 2016
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Michael Bowes-Lyon 1893-1953
Mary Bowes-Lyon 1932-
Sarah Colman 1953-
Michael Troughton 1981-I
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Alexander Fellowes is a first cousin of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and is a grandson maternally of the late 8th Earl Spencer, &c.
Christopher Clifford is a s of Hon Rollo Hugh CLIFFORD (b 1954, 3rd in line to his brother's barony CLIFFORD OF CHUDLEIGH) and his 1st wife Fiona Margaret (b c1956 reg Q1 Maidenhead) d of Richard Andrew PALETHORPE-TODD OBE (1919-2009, the actor Richard Todd) and his 1st w Catherine GRANT-BOGLE (d ?1997). He m 2011 Laura Lucy (b 1983 reg Q4 Winchester) d of Barnabas J HURST-BANNISTER (b 1952 reg Q4 Somerset) of East Worlington, Devon and Elizabeth L B (b 1955 reg Q1 Lambeth) d of Dr Richard H G PERKS of The Old Parsonage, Sutton Valence, Kent, and Bridget Kathleen ATTLEE (1921-2006).
I reported news of the engagement of Laura's elder sister (Henrietta Bridget Florence) to a scion of the FLOYD Bts (cr 1816) in 2008: https://groups.google.com/
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
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Friday, August 12, 2016
Hugh Charles Vivian Smith was born 8 November, 1934, a younger son of Lt-Col the Hon Stephen Edward Vivian Smith (1903-1952) (second son of the 1st Baron), by his wife the former Eleanor Anderson Hewitt, daughter of Edward S. Hewitt , of New York City; succeeded to the peerage on the death of his elder brother, 11 December, 2014. Unmarried.
Lord Bicester is succeeded by his cousin, Charles James Vivian Smith, who was born 7 September, 1963.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor was born 22 Dec, 1951, at Omagh, Northern Ireland, son of the 5th Duke of Westminster, by his wife the former Hon Viola Maud Lyttelton (d 1987), and succeeded his father in the dukedom, 19 Feb, 1979.
The 6th duke was also Marquess of Westminster, Earl Grosvenor, Viscount Belgrave and Baron Grosvenor, and a baronet.
He married 7 Oct, 1978, Natalia Ayesha Phillips (b 1959), a descendant of the Royal House of Romanov, a daughter of Lt-Col Harold Pedro Joseph Phillips, by his wife the former Georgina Wernher, scion of the now extinct Wernher baronets. Georgina's grandfather was HIH Grand Duke Michael of Russia.
The Duke of Westminster is survived by his wife and four children, Hugh, styled Earl Grosvenor, Lady Tamara van Cutsem, Lady Edwina Snow, and Lady Viola Grosvenor. The family honours and vast wealth of the Grosvenor family now pass to the duke's only son, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, who was born 29 January, 1991.
The 7th Duke stood as sponsor at the baptism of HRH Prince George of Cambridge in 2013.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
. Dr the Hon Mrs William Jollife [nee Pia Maria Vogler, born 24 January, 1980], wife of the Hon William Henry Martin Jolliffe [born 1 Apr, 1967], gave birth to a son and heir, Joseph William Charles, 5 August, 2016.
The Hon William Jolliffe is the 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].
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Peregrine Nicholas Eliot was born 2 January, 1941, son of the 9th Earl (1914-1988), by his first wife, the former Helen Mary Villiers, scion of the Earls of Clarendon, and succeeded to the family honours on his father's demise, 11 March, 1988.
Lord St Germans was thrice married; firstly, 9 Oct 1964 (div 1989), to the Hon Jacquetta Jean Frederica Lampson, 1st dau of the 1st Baron Killearn; married 2ndly, 20 Apr 1991 (div 1996), Elizabeth Mary Williams; married 3rdly, 2 Sept, 2005, Miss Catherine Wilson.
The Earl of St Germans was the father of three sons from his first marriage, Jago, styled Lord Eliot (b 1966 d 2006), and the Hon Louis Eliot (b 1968), and the Hon Francis Eliot (b 1971).
The earldom, created in 1815, and the Barony of Eliot, created in 1784, now pass to his Lordship's grandson, Albert Clarence Eliot, styled Lord Eliot, who was born 4 Nov, 2004, who now becomes the youngest hereditary peer.
Friday, July 15, 2016
The Home Secretary is eight generations in descent from the Merrie Monarch King Charles II and his mistress Barbara Palmer, Duchess of Cleveland.
She descends from King Charles's illegitimate daughter Lady Anne Fitzroy who was born in 1661. Lady Anne married Thomas Lennard, 15th Baron Dacre, and 1st Earl of Sussex. Their daughter Anne, was Baroness Dacre in her own right, and mother of Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 17th Baron Dacre. The 17th peer was father of Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 1st Baronet. His grandson, another Thomas, was 2nd baronet. Sir Thomas, the second baronet, was the father of Emma Isolda Barrett-Lennard (later Fitzgerald). Emma was mother of lawyer, Maurice Pembroke Fitzgerald, QC, whose daughter, Ethne is the wife of stockbroker Tony Rudd, Amber's father.
The newly appointed Home Secretary is a 9th cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
John Michael Howard Whitfield was born 6 April, 1930, son of the 1st Baron Kenswood (1887-1963), by his first wife the former Sophie Madeline Howard; succeeded his father in the peerage, 21 April, 1963; married 16 June, 1951, Deirdre Anna Louise, dau of Colin Malcolm Methven, by whom he had issue, four sons and a daughter.
Lord Kenswood is succeeded in the peerage (created in 1951) by his eldest son, the Hon Michael Christopher Whitfield, who was born 3 July, 1955.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Friday, July 01, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Joshua Dugdale is a 1st cousin of the Rt Hon David Cameron, MP, Prime Minister.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Lord Dunglass is a grandson of the 14th Earl of Home, KT, who disclaimed his peerages for life in 1963, and was Prime Minister, 1963-64, later Foreign Secretary as Sir Alec Douglas-Home, and a life peer as Lord Home of the Hirsel, &c.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
She was the former Philippa Anne Tapply, born in circa 1951, a daughter of Major Peter Landsell Tapply (1926-2011), of Malvern, Worcestershire, by his wife the former Sarah Audrey Barlow (1925-2005), and married the then Hon Harry Orde-Powlett, in 1977. Her husband succeeded as 8th Baron on his father's demise, 29 Jul, 2001.
Lady Bolton is survived by her husband and by three sons.
Monday, May 09, 2016
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
George Galliers-Pratt is a son of Rupert Anthony Galliers-Pratt (b 1951), by his wife the former Alexandra Mary Rose, and 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).
Arabella Galliers-Pratt is a daughter of Maj Nicholas Musgrave (b 1948), by his wife the former Clare Nesbitt (b 1956)., and is a close friend of HRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Adrian Michael Berry was born 15 June, 1937, son of William Berry (1911-2001), who was later Lord Hartwell, a life peer, the newspaper proprietor, and briefly, 3rd Viscount Camrose, by his wife the former Lady Pamela Smith (d 1982), a daughter of F.E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead.
He succeeded to the viscountcy on his father's demise, 2 April, 2001; married 4 January, 1967, Marina Beatrice Sulzberger, daughter of Cyrus Sulzberger, of Paris, by whom he had a son and a daughter.
Lord Camrose is survived by his wife. The viscountcy now devolves upon his Lordship's only son, the Hon Jonathan William Berry, who was born 26 February, 1970.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
He was born 15 Nov, 1922, son of Capt Archibald Henry Maule Ramsay (1894-1955), by his wife the Hon Ismay Lucretia Mary, dau of the 14th Viscount Gormanston, and widow of Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart. Educated at Eton, and RMA Sandhurst.
Career: served in the Scots Guards: Italy (wounded), Malaya, Egypt, Kenya, Germany; Colonel Commanding the Scots Guards, 1964-67; director of Hill Samuel 1968-79; director Kornferry International 1979-82; director Goddard Kay Rogers 1982-87; Member of the Royal Company of Archers Queens Body Guard for Scotland, &c.
Married 1stly 1947 (div 1977) Patricia Mary Morrin; married 2ndly, 1980, Mrs Bridget Kelly, dau of Ronald Thomas Dyson Hornby, and leaves issue from his 1st marriage.
Funeral at Holy Trinity, Chipping Norton, Thursday 28 April, 2016.
Monday, April 18, 2016
John Norman Ide Leslie was born 6 Dec, 1916, son of Sir Shane Leslie, 3rd Bt, by his wife the former Marjorie Ide (died 1951), dau of Henry Ide, of Vermont, USA.
Succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death in 1971.
Educated at Downside and Magdalene College, Cambridge. Capt, Irish Guards 1939-45 (Prisoner of War).
Sir John was unmarried. The heir to thre baronetcy is his nephew, Shaun Rudolph Christopher Leslie, who was born in 1947.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Harry John Neville Vane was born 21 Sept, 1923, son of the 10th Baron (1888-1964), by his wife the former Sylvia Mary Straker (d 1993); succeeded to the barony (Peerage of England, cr 1698) on his father's demise, 19 Oct, 1964.
Lord Barnard married 8 Oct, 1952 (div 1992) the Lady Davina Mary Cecil (b 1931), daughter of the 6th Marquess of Exeter, by whom he had issue, one son, and four daughters.
The son, the Hon Henry (Harry) Vane, who was born 11 March, 1959, succeeds to the peerage.
Friday, April 01, 2016
Ellen Lascelles is a daughter of the Hon Jeremy Lascelles, and a granddaughter of the late 7th Earl of Harewood, KBE, and great-granddaughter of HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood, only daughter of HM King George V, &c.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
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Friday, March 11, 2016
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Michael Fergus Bowes Lyon, was born at Windsor, 7 June, 1957, son of the 17th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne (1928-87), by his wife the former Mary Pamela McCorquodale, scion of that landed family. He succeeded to his father's peerages and the Glamis Castle estate, 18 Aug, 1987.
He married 1stly, 1984 (div 2005) Isobel Charlotte Weatherall, a scion of the Keswick family of the Jardine Matheson financial empire; married 2ndly, 24 Nov, 2005 (div 2008), Dr Damaris E. Stuart-William; married 3rdly, 2012, Karen Baxter.
Lord Strathmore, who served as a Deputy Lieutenant for Angus, is survived by his third countess. He leaves three sons from his first marriage, Simon, John and George, & a son, Toby, from his second marriage, & 2 stepdaughters from his third marriage.
The family honours now pass to his eldest son, Simon Patrick Bowes Lyon, styled Lord Glamis, who was born 18 June, 1986.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Joshua Seymour VON SASSE (b 1987), actor, s of the poet Dominic SASSE (d 1992) and Mary Rosalind MACAULEY (b 1953, now Mrs Jonathan Heale) d of William Perine MACAULEY (d 1990) and Hon Diana Phyllis BERRY (b 1924) d of 1st Viscount CAMROSE (1879-1954) and Agnes CORNS (d 1962).
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Monday, February 08, 2016
She was d of the 1st Viscount DE L'ISLE VC KG GCMG GCVO PC DL (1909-91) and Hon Jacqueline Corinne Yvonne VEREKER (1914-62) d of 6th Viscount GORT. She m:
1st 1959 (div 1966) (George Silver) Oliver Annesley COLTHURST (1931-2008), scion of the Bts of that name, and had a dau who m 1st a scion of the MORTON earls and had issue (incl a dau who m the s&ha of 3rd Viscount HAILSHAM), and m 2nd 9th Baron LATYMER, no issue.
m 2nd 1966 (div 1971) as his 2nd w Sir (Edward) Humphrey Tyrrell WAKEFIELD 2nd Bt (b 1936), and had a son Maxmilian Edward Vereker (b 1967) heir apparent to the Btcy, m with 2 sons.
m 3rd 1972 (div 1989) Capt James Silvester RATTRAY 28th Chief of Rattray (1919-99).
m 4th 1989 (Robert) Sam(uel) Clive ABEL SMITH (b 1939), scion of that gentry family of Longhills.
Francis David Ormsby-Gore, was born 13th March, 1954, son of the 5th Baron Harlech, KCMG, PC, sometime British Ambassador to Washington, by his first wife the former Sylvia Thomas (who d 1967); succeeded to the peerage on the death of his father, who died as the result of an accident, 26 January, 1985.
Lord Harlech married in May, 1986, Amanda Jane Grieve, daughter of Alan Thomas Grieve, of Ludlow, co Shropshire, by whom he had issue, a son, Jasset David Cody, and a daughter, Tallulah, a model, who was born in 1988. The son, was born 1 July, 1986, succeeds to the peerage.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
Lady Frederick is the former actress Sophie Lara Winkleman, daughter of Barry Winkleman by his wife the former Cindy Black. The Windsors married at Hampton Court Palace, 12 Sept, 1909.
Lord Frederick Windsor is the only son of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, and is a great-grandson of King George V and Queen Mary.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Lord Suffield leaves two daughters from his second marriage. The family honours now pass to his younger brother, the Hon John Harbord-Hamond, who was born in 1956.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Friday, January 08, 2016
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Henry George Victor John Crichton was born 9 July, 1937, the only son of the 5th Earl of Erne (1907-40), by his wife the former Lady Davidema Bulwer-Lytton (1909-95), a daughter of the 2nd Earl of Lytton.
He succeeded to the family honours on his father's death, 23 May, 1940, and was 6th Earl Erne, 6th Viscount Erne (both in the peerage of Ireland), 7th Baron Erne (also in the Peerage of Ireland) and Baron Fermanagh in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Lord Erne was a godson of King George VI. He served the Queen as a Page of Honour, 1952-54, and was Lord Lieutenant of County Fermanagh, appointed KCVO in 2012.
He married firstly, 5 Nov, 1958 (div 1980), Camilla Marguerite Roberts; married 2ndly, 21 June, 1980, Mrs Anne Karin Hitchcock. He leaves a son, and four daughters from his first marriage. The son, John, styled Viscount Crichton, succeeds as 7th Earl of Erne. He was born 19 June, 1971.