Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hugo Arthur Denby Bourne-Arton [born 2016]

 . Willa Bourne-Arton (nee Watson), wife of Thomas Charles D. (Tom) Bourne-Arton (born 1980), scion of that landed family (of Tanfield Lodge, near Ripon, North Yorks), gave birth to a son, Hugo Arthur Denby, 28 April, 2016, a brother for Vita Mary, who was born 14 August, 2014. 

Tom is a son of Simon Nicholas Bourne-Arton, QC (b 5 Sept, 1949), of West Tanfield, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Bourne-Arton (nee Diana Carr-Walker).

Willa is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Antony Watson, of Milden, Suffolk.


Friday, April 29, 2016

Shelagh Countess of Lisburne (d 2016)

_. Shelagh Countess of Lisburne, who has died aged 93, was the widow of the 8th Earl of Lisburne (Peerage of Ireland cr 1776) (1918-2014).
She was the former Shelagh Macauley, daughter of Timothy Alfred Macauley, of Montreal, Canada, and married the future Lord Lisburne, 4 Dec, 1943. He succeeded to the family honours, 30 June, 1965, and died 2 Sept, 2014.
Lady Lisburne leaves three sons, David, Michael and John. The eldest son is the current 9th holder of the peerage.
The funeral takes place on 12 May, 2016.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Prince William is hurt at Diana exploitation

Rosamund Mary Galliers-Pratt (b 2016)

_. Charlotte B Galliers-Pratt (nee Ward), wife of Frederick Hugh Galliers-Pratt (b 1981), gave birth to a daughter, Rosamund Mary, 25 March, 2016.

Charlotte is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Ward, of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, and Frederick is a son of Rupert Anthony Galliers-Pratt (b 9 Apr 1951), of Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, by his wife the former Alexandra Mary Rose.

Freddy is a grandson of the late Anthony Malcolm Galliers-Pratt, CBE, by his wife the former Angela Cayzer (1926-2014), scion of the Cayzer baronets, &c.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Alexandra Clare Galliers-Pratt (b 2016)

_. Arabella Sarah Galliers-Pratt (b 1982) nee Musgrave, wife of George Anthony Galliers-Pratt (born 1979), gave birth to a daughter, Aalexandra Clare, 16 Apr, 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

Lord Basil George Douglas-Hamilton (born 2016)

The Duchess of Hamilton & Brandon (b 1976), wife of Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton (b 31 Mar 1978), gave birth to a third son, Lord Basil George Douglas-Hamilton, 4 April, 2016, a brother for Douglas, styled Marquess of Douglas & Clydesdale (b 2012), and Lord William Douglas-Hamilton (b 2014).

The Duke of Hamilton & Brandon is the elder son of Angus Alan Douglas [Douglas-Hamilton], 15th Duke of Hamilton (b 13 September 1938, d 5 Jun 2010), by his late former wife Sarah Jane Scott (b. 28 Oct 1945; d. 17 Feb 1994), eldest dau. of Sir Walter Scott, 4th Bt., of Beauclerc, Bywell St Andrews, co. Northumberland.

The Duchess of Hamilton is the former Sophie Ann Rrutherford,, dau of Mr Hubert Rutherford, of Roxburghshire and Mrs Isabel Rutherford, of Edinburgh.

4th Viscount Camrose 1937-2016

_. The 4th Viscount Camrose, who died 18 April, 2016, aged 78, was a scion of the Berry family which owned the Daily Telegraph newspaper for almost 60 years, and as Adrian Berry was the paper's science correspondent from 1977 to 1997.

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

Colonel George Patrick Maule Ramsay 1922-2016

_. Colonel George Patrick Maule Ramsay, the Scots Guards, of Elham, Canterbury, Kent, scion of the Earls of Dalhousie, died 11 April, 2016. He was 93.

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

Normanton/de Uphaugh engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 Apr, 2016, between Shaun James Christian Welbore Ellis Agar, 6th Earl of Normanton (b 21 Aug 1945) {Peerage of Ireland, cr 1806}, of Somerley, Ringwood, Hampshire, son of the late 5th Earl of Normanton (1910-67), by his second wife, the former Lady Fiona Pratt, 2nd dau of the 4th Marquess Camden; & Mrs Johnny de Uphaugh.

It will be Lord Normanton's third marriage. He married firstly, 1970 (div 2000), Victoria Susan Beard; secondly, Rosalind Bernice Nott  (d 2011).

# John de Uphaugh married (1) 1959, Patricia M Nicolls; and (2) 1973, Diana D Collison. I suspect that because the bride to be is styled "Mrs Johnny de Uphaugh" that she is the widow of Mr de Uphaugh, and likely to be the former Diana D Collison.

Sir John Leslie, 4th Baronet 1916-2016

_. Sir John Leslie, 4th Baronet (Bt, cr 1876), died 18 April, 2016. He was 99. He was head of the Clan Leslie, seated in County Monaghan, Ireland.

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

11th Baron Barnard, TD (1923-2016)

_. The 11th Baron Barnard, Lord Lieutenant of Durham 1970-88, died 3 April, 2016. He was 92.

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.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

The 18th Marquess of Winchester

 The 18th Marquess of Winchester, England's premier marquess, died in South Africa, 8 April, 2016. He was 75.

Nigel George Paulet, Marquess of Winchester (created 1551), Earl of Wiltshire (cr 1550), and Baron St John (cr 1539), was born 23 December, 1941, son of George Cecil Paulet (1905-61), and his wife the former Hazel Margaredt Wheeler, and succeeded to the ancient peerages, 5 March, 1968, on the death of his cousin, the 17th Marquess.

The Marquess of Winchester married 25 November, 1967, Rosemary Anne Hilton, daughter of Maj Aubrey John Hilton, of Harare, Zimbabwe, by whom he had issue, twho sons, Christopher, styled Earl of Wiltshire (born 30 July, 1969), and Lord Richard Paulet (born 16 Aug, 1971), and a daughter, Lady Susan Paulet (born 1976).

The elder son succeeds as 19th Marquess, and premier marquess in the Peerage of England.


Friday, April 01, 2016

Jack Marley Hermans (born 2016)

_. Ellen Mary Lascelles (b 17 Dec, 1984), scion of the Earls of Harewood and descendant of the Royal House of Windsor, and partner of Michael G. Hermans, gave birth to a son, Jack Marley Hermans, 21 March, 2016, at Mullumbimby Hospital, Australia.

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.