Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Walter Jeremy Sidney Ferguson (b 2016)

__ Gemma Mary Ferguson (b 1979, nee Soames) wife of Andrew C. Ferguson, gave birth to a son, Walter Jeremy Sidney, at the Matilda Hospital, Hong Kong, 29 June, 2016, a brother for Arthur Hugh Archie, who was b 2 Sept, 2013.
Andrew is a son of Mr Nicholas Ferguson, of Rattery, Devon, & Mrs Harriet Ellis, of Farnham, Surrey, & Gemma, scion of the Soames landed family, is a daughter of the Hon Jeremy Bernard Soames (b 1952), of West Barsham, Norfolk, by his wife the former Susanna Keith.
Walter Ferguson is a great-great grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Voelcker/Brandram engagement

__The engagement was announced 19 August, 2016, between Humphrey Walter Voelcker (b 1980), son of Mr Peter P. Voelcker, of Fowey, Cornwall, by his wife the former Alison Van D. Edwards,  and Sophie Eila Brandram (b 23 Jan 1981), scion of that landed family, & descended from the Royal House of Greece & Denmark, elder daughter of (Richard) Paul George Andrew Brandram (b 1 Apr 1948), of London, by his former 1st wife the former Jennifer Diane Steele (b 1951, now Mrs Robert Enslow, also of London).

Sophie Brandram's paternal grandmother was HRH Princess Katherine of Greece & Denmark (1913-2007), who married Richard Campbell Brandram (1911-94) and became (by courtesy of King George VI)  'Lady Katherine Brandram'. 


Frederick Rupert Fitzgeorge-Balfour (b 2016)

_. Another birth on the outer limits of the British Royal Family:  George Augustus Fitzgeorge-Balfour (b 1979), descended from HRH Prince George, (2nd) Duke of Cambridge,  and his wife Tania (nee Smith) have been presented with a son, Frederick Rupert, 2 July, 2016, a brother for Jemima, who was b 17 Apr, 2011.

George Fitzgeorge-Balfour is a son of Robert Victor Fitzgeorge-Balfour, by his wife the former Patricia Anne Christiana Rowntree.


Hugo John Lorenzo Troughton (b 2016)

_.  Jessica Troughton (nee Carnevale), wife of Michael Troughton (b 1981), descended from the Earls of Strathmore, and a kinsman of HM The Queen, gave birth to a son, Hugo John Lorenzo, in New Jersey, United States, 16 Aug, 2016, a brother for Peter.

Michael Troughton is a son of Mr and Mrs Peter Troughton, of Wanborough, Wiltshire, and Jessica, younger daughter of Dr and Mrs Robert Carnevale, of Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 

Claude George Bowes-Lyon, Earl of Strathmore 1855-1944
Michael Bowes-Lyon 1893-1953
Mary Bowes-Lyon 1932-
Sarah Colman 1953-
Michael Troughton 1981-I

Obituary: Capt Andrew Yates

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rose Jane Fellowes (b 2016)

_. Alexandra Margaret B. Fellowes (b 1982, nee Finlay), wife of the Hon Alexander Robert Fellowes (b 23 March, 1983), gave birth to a daughter, Rose Jane, 10 Aug 2016.

The Hon Alexander Fellowes is the only son of Robert Fellowes, Baron Fellowes, GCB, GCVO (born 11 Dec, 1941), sometime Principal Private Secretary to HM The Queen, scion of the landed family of Fellowes, of Shotesham, by his wife the former Lady (Cynthia) Jane Spencer (born 11 Feb, 1957).

Alexandra Fellowes is a scion of the Finlay Baronets, of Epping (cr Bt, UK, 1964), daughter of George Edward Bell Finlay (b 14 Apr 1948), descended from the Barons Thurlow (Peerage of GB, cr 1792), by his wife the former Rose A. Walker, of the Johnnie Walker whisky distillery family.

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.


Alexander Jack Stanley (b 2016)

_. Katherine Louise Stanley (born 1983, nee Heriot Maitland), wife of (Charles) Douglas Llewellyn Stanley (b 1982), scion of the Earls of Derby, gave birth to a son, Alexander Jack, 24 July, 2016, a brother for Margot Anna, who was b 1 Nov, 2014.

Katherine (Katie) Stanley is a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale (Earl, Scot, cr 1647). 

Douglas Stanley, descended from the 13th Earl of Derby (Earl, England, cr 1485), is the son of Mr Martin John Llewellyn Stanley (b 1952), and Mrs Stanley, of Oxted, Surrey, and Katherine is the eldest daughter of Patrick Richard Heriot Maitland (b 1947) of Fossoway, Kinross, by his wife the former Marilyn Lois Grant.


Hubert Rollo Barnabas Clifford (b 2016)

_.Laura Lucy Clifford (nee Hurst-Bannister, b 1983), wife of Christopher Rollo Clifford (b 1982), scion of the Barons Clifford of Chudleigh, gave birth to a son, Hubert Rollo Barnabas Clifford, 5 August, 2016, a brother for Leo Richard Hugh, who was b 5 December, 2013.

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).

Hugh James Alfred Hickman (b 2016)

From the Telegraph of 18 August 2016: HICKMAN  On 11th August 2016, to Alicia (née Newson) and Charles, a son, Hugh James Alfred.

Charles Patrick Alfred (b 1983) s & ha of Sir Richard Glenn HICKMAN 4th & present Bt (b 1949) and Heather Mary Elizabeth d of Dr James MOFFETT of Westlecot Manor, Swindon, Wilts. He m 2014 Alicia Lorraine (b 1982 reg Q4 Surrey) d of Derek L NEWSON (b 1948 reg Q2 Ealing, Middlesex) and Lorraine T GRIFFIN (b 1950 reg Q3 Surrey).

 The new father's paternal grandmother, the former Margaret Doris Kempson, was the first wife of Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Baronet (Bt, UK, cr 1990), whom she wed in 1942 and divorced in 1946. She married Sir Alfred Howard Whitby Hickman, 3rd Bt, in 1948, and he died in 1979, &c.)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Vivien Isabel Ruth van Straubenzee 1934-2016

_. Miss Vivien Isabel Ruth van Straubenzee died 11 August, 2016, aged 81, a scion of the van Straubenzee landed family, born 18 Sept, 1934, a dau of Brig. Arthur Bowen van Straubenzee, DSO, MC (1891-1967), by his wife the former Margaret Joan Radcliffe; Unmarried. Sister of the late Sir William van Straubenzee, MBE MP (1924-99), &c.

Funeral at St Mary Magdalene Church, Paradise Rd, Richmond, TW9 2NA, Friday 26 Aug 2016.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Obituary: Hon Elizabeth Lyle

Princess Eugenie to marry Jack Brooksbank

The Brooksbank arms ...
_. The Sunday Express (Aug 14 2016) states that the engagement will shortly be announced between Mr Jack Christopher S(tamp) Brooksbank (b 1986), scion of the Brooksbank baronets, elder son of Mr George Edward Hugh Brooksbank (b 8 Feb 1949), by his wife the former Nicola J Newton (b 1953), & HRH Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York (b 23 Mar, 1990), younger daughter of HRH The Duke of York, KG (b 1960), by his former wife the former Sarah Margaret Ferguson, scion of the Fergusons of Dummer.
Eugenie and Jack are closely related ~ Jack is descended from the Coke Earls of Leicester, as is Sarah Duchess of York.
The Brooksbanks were seated at Healaugh Manor, near Tadcaster, for centuries, and at Newton House, Whitby.


Friday, August 12, 2016

The 4th Baron Bicester 1934-2016

_. The Baron Bicester, who died 11 August, 2016,  aged 81, was the fourth holder of the peerage created in 1938.

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.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, OBE 1951-2016

_.The 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, OBE, died suddenly from a heart attack, at Preston, Lancashire, 9 Aug, 2016. He was 64.

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

Joseph William Charles Jolliffe [born 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

Penniless Russian princess will go to Tsar's funeral

HM Queen Anne of Romania 1923-2016

_. HM Queen Anne of Romania, who died 1 Aug, 2016, aged 92, was wife for 68 years of HM King Michael of Romania (b 25 Oct 1921).

She was born Princess Anne Antoinette Francoise Charlotte of Bourbon-Parma, at Paris, 18 Sept, 1923, the only dau of Prince Rene of Bourbon-Parma by his wife Princess Margarethe of Denmark. Two of her great-aunts were Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII, and the Tsarina Maria Feodorovna, mother of Tsar Nicholas II. She married King Michael, 10 June, 1948, at the Royal Palace, Athens, and was mother of five daughters, Margarita, Elena, Irina, Sophia and Maria.

Her ancestors include Charles X, King of France, the first King of the French, Louis Philippe I, and Christian IX, King of Denmark.

Her husband, King Michael, survives her.