Sunday, February 21, 2016

von Sasse/Minogue engagement

_.The engagement was announced 20 Feb, 2016, between Joshua Seymour von Sasse (b 1987), son of the late Dominic Sasse and of Mrs Mary Rosalind Heale (b 1953, nee Macauley), of Herefordshire, & Kylie Anne Minogue, OBE (b 1968), singer & entertainer, dau of Ronald Charles Minogue, by his wife the former Carol Ann Jones.

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

Sir John Ropner, 2nd Baronet 1937-2016

__. Sir John Ropner, 2nd Baronet, died at his home in North Yorkshire, Thorp Perrow, Bedale, 13 February, 2016, aged 78.

He was born 16 Apr, 1937, son of Sir Leonard Ropner, 1st Bt, of a shipping dynasty, by his wife the former Esme Robertson (d 11 Dec, 1996); succeeded to the baronetcy on the demise of his father, 12 Oct, 1977.

He married firstly, in 1961 (div 1970), Anne Melicent Delmé Radcliffe; married 2ndly, 1970 (div 1993), Auriol Mackeson-Sandbach (she is now Marchioness of Linlithgow); married thirdly, 1996, Diana Nicola Agnew.

Sir John leaves 2 daughters from his first marriage,  and one son and two daughters from his second marriage. The baronetcy passes to his son, Henry John William Ropner, who was born 24 Oct, 1981.

Funeral at St Gregory's Church, Bedale, Friday 26 Feb, 2016.


Monday, February 08, 2016

Hon Elizabeth Sophia Abel-Smith 1941-2016

From the Telegraph of 6 Feb 2016: ABEL SMITH  Elizabeth (Libba) beloved wife of Samuel and mother of Shaunagh, Maximilian and Bertie, passed away suddenly at her nursing home on Wednesday 3rd February, aged 74. Funeral Service at St James' Church, Chipping Campden GL55 6JG, 2.30 p.m. on Friday 12th February. Reception before. Any flowers to Merstow Green Funeral Home, Evesham.

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.

William IV, King of Great Britain 1765-1837 &1793
Dorothy Bland 1761-1816
Sophia Fitzclarence 1795-1837 &1825
Philip Charles Sidney, Baron De L'Isle and Dudley 1800-1851
Philip Sidney, Baron De L'Isle and Dudley 1828-1898 &1850
Mary Foulis 1826-1926
William Sidney, Baron De L'Isle and Dudley 1859-1945 &1905
Winifred Agneta Yorke Bevan 1874-1959
William Sidney, Viscount De L'Isle 1909-1991 &1940
Jacqueline Vereker 1914-1962
Elizabeth Sophia Sidney 1941-2016

6th Baron Harlech 1954-2016

_. The Baron Harlech, who died at Gwynned, North Wales, 1 February, 2016, aged 61, was the 6th holder of the peerage (Baron, UK, cr 1876).

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.