Thursday, March 31, 2016

Orde-Powlett/Gibson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 31 March, 2016, between the Hon Nicholas Mark Orde-Powlett (born 1985), scion of the Barons Bolton (Baron, GB, cr 1797), third son of the 8th Baron Bolton (b 14 Feb, 1954), of Bolton Hall, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Philippa Anne Tapply, & Elena Rose Gibson (born 1987), daughter of Mr & Mrs David Gibson, of Barleythorpe, Rutland.


Baroness Habgood (1929-2016)

_.The Baroness Habgood, who died 21 March, 2016, was the wife of the Baron Habgood, life peer, formerly the Most Rev John Stapylton Habgood, 95th Archbishop of York.

She was born in Liverpool in 1929, as Rosalie Mary Anne, daughter of Edward Lansdown Boston, and married Dr Habgood in 1961. From the marriage there were two sons, Francis & Adrian, and two daughters, Laura and Ruth.

Lord Habgood is a gt-gt-gt-gt grandson of the 4th Viscount Chetwynd.

The funeral is at York Minster, Thursday 14 Apr, 2016.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Daughter for the Marquess & Marchioness of Cholmondeley

_. The Marchioness of Cholmondeley (b 1984), wife of the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, KCVO (b 27 Jun 1960), Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England (acting for thr reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II since 1990), gave birth to a daughter, the Lady Iris Marina Aline Cholmondeley, in March, 2016, a sister for the twin boys who were born 12 Oct, 2009.

Lord Cholmondeley is the son of late 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley, GCVO (1919-90), of Malpas, Cheshire, and of the late Lavinia, Marchioness of Cholmondeley.

The Marchioness is the former Rose Sarah Hanbury, younger daughter of Timothy James Hanbury (b 1952), of Wembury, Devon, scion of the LG family of Hanbury of Drumstinchall formerly of Poles, by his wife the former Emma Longman (b 1959) , dau of Mark Frederic Kerr Longman (d 1972), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Mary Lambart (b 1924), dau of 10th Earl of Cavan &c.

Death of the Dowager Countess of Portland (2016)

_. The Dowager Countess of Portland, who died 23 March, 2016, aged 79, was the second wife, and widow, of the late 11th Earl of Portland (1919-97) (Peerage of England, cr 1689).

She was the former Jenifer Hopkins, only daughter of Reginald Hopkins, of London, and married 23 Feb, 1974, as his second wife, the then Henry Noel Bentinck, who succeeded to the earldom, 3o July, 1990, on the demise of his kinsman, the 9th (and last) Duke of Portland.

There were no offspring of the union. Her stepson, the 12th Earl of Portland, is the actor Timothy Bentinck.

The funeral is at Christ Church, Chorleywood, 12 Apr, 2016.


Alexander Louis Prospero Jardine-Paterson (born 2016)

_. Emilia Mary Florence Jardine Paterson (b 1982), wife of David H. Jardine Paterson, gave birth to a second son, Alexander Louis Prospero, 19 March, 2016, a brother for Leo, who was born in 2014.

David Jardine Paterson is the elder son of Mr and Mrs Michael Jardine-Paterson, of Balgray, Dumfriesshire, scion of a Scots landed family, and kin of the Earl of Annandale & Hartfell.

Emilia Jardine-Paterson is the youngest daughter of Mr Robin Gerard d'Erlanger, of Hensleigh, Devon, by his wife the former Hon Mary Elizabeth Josephine Pellew (b 1947), dau of the 9th Viscount Exmouth (1908-70). 

Emilia is a close friend of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, and is a godmother of HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Viscount Lymington to marry Flora Pownall

_. The engagement was announced 22 March, 2016, between Oliver Henry Rufus Wallop, styled Viscount Lymington (born 22 Dec, 1981), scion of the Earls of Portsmouth (Earl, GB, cr 1743), only son and heir of the 10th Earl of Portsmouth (b 25 July, 1954), of Farleigh Wallop, Hampshire, by his first wife, the former Candida Frances Juliet McWilliam (now Mrs Candida Dinshaw, of Edinburgh), & Flora GracePownall (born 1981), second daughter of Mr George H. Pownall (born 1943), of London, by his wife the former Elfreda M. Wadsworth.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Maximilian Henry Charles Britten-Long (b 2016)

_. Countess Geraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Appony (b 27 Mar 1983), wife of Mr C. Nicholas C.Britten-Long, gave birth to a son, Maximilian Henry Charles, 21 Feb, 2016.

Nicholas Britten-Long is a son of Mr & Mrs Richard Britten-Long, of Wichford, Worcestershire, & Countess Geraldine is a daughter of Count Alfred Apponyi de Nagy-Appony, of Dusseldorf, Germany, and Monika von Eichel, of Irrsee, Austria.


Tyler/Stamp engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 March, 2016, between Mr Michael Tyler, son of Mr Terrence Tyler and the late Lyn Tyler, of Morpeth, Northumberland, & the Hon Lucinda Jane Stamp (b 21 Apr, 1976), of Preston Candover, Hants, scion of the Barons Stamp (Peerage of the UK, cr 1938), daughter of the 4th Baron Stamp (b 18 Sept, 1935), by his second wife, the former Carol Anne Russell.


Lord Hay engaged to Clementine Travis

_. The engagement was announced 18 March, 2016, between Harry Thomas William Hay, styled Lord Hay (b 8 Aug, 1984), son and heir of the 24th Earl of Erroll (b 22 Apr, 1948), (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1452), Hereditary Lord High Constable of Scotland, of Woodbury Hall, Bedfordshire, by his wife the former Isabelle Jacqueline Laline Astell Hohler, of that landed gentry family, & Clementine Camilla C. Travis (born 1989), elder dau of Professor Simon P.L. Travis, FRCP. of Knights' Spill, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Pamela J. Evans.


Friday, March 11, 2016

Sylvie Beatrice Selina Tollemache (born 2016)

_.  Princess Florence Jessica von Preussen (b 28 July, 1983), scion of the Royal House of Prussia, & wife of the Hon James Henry Timothy Tollemache (b 28 Aug, 1980), scion of the Barons Tollemache (Baron, UK, cr 1876), gave birth to a daughter, Sylvie Beatrice Selina, 2 March, 2016.

The Hon James Tollemache is the second son of the 5th Baron Tollemache (b 13 Dec, 1939), of Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk, by his wife the former Alexandra Dorothy Jean Meynell (descended from the Earls of Halifax).

Princess Florence is a daughter of Prince (Frederick) Nicholas von Preussen (b 3 May, 1946), by his wife the former Hon Victoria Mancroft (b 1952), scion of the Barons Mancroft (Baron, UK, cr 1937).

 Victoria, Queen of Great Britain 1819-1901 &1840
Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 1819-1861 
Victoria von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha, princess Royal 1840-1901 &1858
Friedrich III, Kaiser von Deutschland 1831-1888 
Wilhelm II, Kaiser von Deutschland 1859-1941 &1881
Auguste Victoria von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg 1858-1921 
Wilhelm von Preußen 1882-1951 &1905
Cecilie von Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1886-1954 
Friedrich von Preußen 1911-1966 &1945
Brigid Guinness 1920-1995 
Frederick Nicholas von Preußen 1946- &1980
Victoria Lucinda Mancroft 1952- 
Florence von Preußen 1983- 
m 2014 Hon James Tollemache 1980-
Sylvie Beatrice Selina Tollemache

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

18th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne DL (1957-2016)

_. The 18th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, a great-nephew of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and head of the Bowes Lyon family, died from cancer, 27 February, 2016. He was 58.

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.