Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lyle/Lopes marriage

__.The marriage took place 21 January, 2016, at St Martin's Chapel, Maristow, between (Ian) Abram Lyle (b 1968), scion of the Lyle baronets, eldest son and heir of Sir Gavin Lyle, 3rd Baronet (b 1941), of Glendelvine, Caputh, Perthshire, and the late Lady Lyle, & Lorna Violet Lopes (b 1979), scion of the Barons Roborough, a daughter of the Hon George Lopes, of Gnaton Hall, Yealmpton, Devon, by his wife the former Hon Sarah Violet Astor, a daughter of the late 2nd Baron Astor of Hever.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sligo/van Middelkoop marriage

_. The marriage took place 22 January, 2016, at Wollongong, Australia, of Sebastian Ulick Browne, 12th Marquess of Sligo (b 27 May, 1964), son of the late Capt Lord Ulick Browne (1915-79), by his wife the former Fiona Glenn, and Ms Claire Suzanne van Middelkoop.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Isabella Alexandra May Windsor (b 2016)

_. Lady Frederick Windsor, wife of the Queen's cousin, Lord Frederick Windsor, gave birth to a second daughter, Isabella Alexandra May, in London, 16 January, 2016, a sister for Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina, who was born 15 Aug, 2013.

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

Lucan/Foghsaard marriage

_. The marriage has taken place in January, 2016, between George Charles Bingham, the would-be 8th Earl of Lucan (born 21 September, 1967), (Peerage of Ireland cr 1795/ Baron Bingham, Peerage of the UK, cr 1934), son Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan (b 18 Dec, 1934, missing since 7 Nov 1974), by his wife the former Veronica Mary Duncan, & Anne-Sofie Elisabeth Foghsaard, only daughter of Lars & Suzanne-Charlotte Foghsaard, of Spott House, Dunbar.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

12th Baron Suffield 1953-2016

_. The 12th Baron Suffield [Peerage of GB, cr 1786], a former Equerry to HM The Queen, died at his home, 15 January, 2016. He was 62.

Charles Anthony Assheton Harbord-Hamond was born 3 Dec, 1953, eldest son of the 11th Baron Suffield, MC (1922-2011), by his wife the former Elizabeth Eve Edgedale (d 1995); succeeded to the peerage and baronetcy on the death of his father, 8 December, 2011; married 1stly 10 Sept, 1983 (div 1990), Lucy Lennox Scrope Hutchinson; married 2ndly, 1999, Mrs Emma Louise Royds, daughter of Sir Lawrence Williams, 9th Baronet. Lord Suffield was appointed am equerry to the Queen in 1977.

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.

Hon Elizabeth Anne Wills 1939-2016

_. The Hon Elizabeth Anne Wills, who died 15 January, 2015, aged  76, was a scion of the Barons Rockley. Elizabeth Anne Cecil was born 6 July, 1939, daughter of the 2nd Baron Rockley (1901-76), by his wife the former Anne Margaret Meade-Fetherstonhaugh (1912-80), scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam; she married 19 January, 1961, Capt Andrew Arnold Lyon Wills (1937-98), scion of the Wills baronets, a cousin of Her Majesty the Queen, and a godson of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, son of Maj John Lycett Wills (1910-99), by his wife the former Hon Jean Constance Elphinstone, LVO (1915-99), niece of the Queen Mother.

She was widowed in January, 1998. She leaves issue, two sons, Richard and Alexander, and one daughter, Tessa.

Memorial Service at St Nicholas Church, Longparish, Wednesday 6 April, 2016.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Damian Aspinall to wed Victoria Fisher ......

_. The engagement was announced 13 January, 2016, between {John} Damian Androcles Aspinall (b 24 May, 1960), son of the late John Victor Aspinall (1926-2000), of Howletts, Kent, by his wife the former Jane Gordon Hastings, & Victoria M.A. Fisher, daughter of Mr & Mrs S. John Fisher, of Crossnapend House, Chipping, Lancashire.

Damian Aspinall's father was later wed to the Lady Sarah Marguerite Curzon (b 1945), a daughter of the 5th Earl Howe. A sister, Amanda Aspinall, was wife of Cosmo Fry [see Londonderry M] and later wife of Daryl Hall, the musician/singer [Hall & Oates] &c.

Damian Aspinall's previous partners are Louise Elizabeth Julia Sebag-Montefiore [of that landed family] and Donna Air, now girlfriend of James Middleton, brother of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, &c.

Aspinall has two daughters to Louise Sebag-Montefiore and one daughter from his relationship with Donna Air.


Mary Joan Birkbeck 1931-2016

_. Mary Joan Birkbeck, who died 8 January, 2016, aged 84, was a scion of that landed family, and a descendant of King William IV by his mistress, the actress Dorothea Jordan,

She was born in 1931, a daughter of Oliver Birkbeck (d 1952), by his wife the former Lady Joan FitzClarence (1904-92), who was a sister of the 5th Earl of Munster (which peerage is now extinct).

Miss Birkbeck was the winning trainer of the Waterloo Cup in 1973.

The funeral is at St Andrew's Church, Little Massingham, Norfolk, Thursday 28 January, 2016.

KING WILLIAM IV = Dorothea Jordan
WILLIAM FITZCLARENCE, 2nd EARL OF MUNSTER = Wilhelmina Kennedy-Erskine
HON HAROLD FITZCLARENCE = Frances Keppel (descended from Charles II)
LADY JOAN FITZCLARENCE = (1) Oliver Birkbeck and (2) Henry Cator


Friday, January 08, 2016

Beaumont/Fitzpatrick engagement

_. The engagement was announced 8 January, 2016, between George Wentworth Beaumont (b 24 Aug, 1985), scion of the Viscounts Allendale, eldest son of the Hon Hubert Wentworth Beaumont (b 1956), of County Kildare, and of Katharine Emma Kate Beaumont (nee Abel Smith, b 11 Mar, 1961), of Nottinghamshire, scion of the Abel Smith landed family & descended from Queen Victoria, & Katharine H.F. Fitzpatrick, eldest dau of Mr Gerard Fitzpatrick, of Beverley, East Yorkshire, and Mrs Clare Fitzpatrick, of Oxford.

George Beaumont is a grandson paternally of the Baron Beaumont of Whitley, life peer, scion of the Viscounts Allendale. George's mother is a granddaughter of Col Sir Henry Abel Smith, KCVO, by his wife the former Lady May Helen Emma Cambridge, daughter of the 1st (and last) Earl of Athlone by his wife Princess Alice of Albany, daughter of HRH The Duke of Albany, Queen Victoria's youngest son, &c.


Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The 6th Earl of Erne, KCVO 1937-2015

_. The 6th Earl of Erne, KCVO, a former Lord Lieutenant of County Fermanagh, died 23 December, 2015. He was 78.

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.


Morley/Allsopp engagement

__. The engagement was announced 6 January, 2016, between Capt William Frederick Duncan (Billy) Morley, The Blues & Royals (born 1984), son of Mr Jonathan Derek Morley, by his wife the former Davina Mary Sheffield (b 1951), scion of the Sheffield baronets & the Hon Natasha Fiona Allsopp (b 1986),scion of the Barons Hindlip (Baron, UK, cr 1886), youngest daughter of the 6th Baron Hindlip & the late Baroness Hindlip.

Capt Billy Morley's mother is a former girlfriend of the Prince of Wales. His father is a brother of the Duchess of Beaufort. The bride~to~be is a sister of Kirstie Allsopp, the tv presenter, &c.