Saturday, December 31, 2016

Shiloh Silva Pownall [born 2016]

_. Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Pownall (b 1989), scion of the Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe Baronets (Bt, cr UK, 1929), wife of Alan Pownall [born circa 1986], gave birth to a second son, Shiloh Silva, in 2016, a brother for Sasha Blue, who was born 3 February, 2014.

Gabriella Zanna Vanessa  Pownall, nee Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe is a daughter of John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (b 14 Jul, 1947), by his 2nd wife, the former Vanessa Mary Theresa Hubbard (descended from the Dukes of Norfolk, &c), and is known as Gabriella Wild, model turned actress &c. Her father's 1st wife, Lady Mary Gaye Curzon, is mother of the Duke of Sussex's former girlfriend Cressida Bonas.


Lady Hester Florence Montagu Douglas Scott [born 2016]

  The Countess of Dalkeith [nee Elizabeth Honor Cobbe, born 1986], wife of Walter John Francis Scott, formerly Montagu Douglas Scott, styled Earl of Dalkeith (b 8 Aug, 1984), gave birth to a daughter, Lady Hester Florence, in 2016, twin with a brother, Willoughby, styled Viscount of Nith.

Lord Dalkeith is the elder son and heir of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, KBE, DL (b 1954), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Marian Frances Kerr (b 1954), scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, 

Lady Dalkeith is a sion of that Irish gentry family of Newbridge House, Dublinounger younger daughter of Mr Hugh Michael Thomas Cobbe (b 1942), of East Woodhay, Hampshire, by his wife the former Katherine Elizabeth Chichester, dau of Charles Chichester. 

The Cobbe forebears include Frankland baronets, Arbuthnots and John Jay (1745-1829), one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers -- co-author of the "Federalist Papers" and first chief justice of the United States. 


Son for the Earl and Countess of Dalkeith

 The Countess of Dalkeith [nee Elizabeth Honor Cobbe, born 1986], wife of Walter John Francis Scott, formerly Montagu Douglas Scott, styled Earl of Dalkeith (b 8 Aug, 1984), gave birth to a son, and heir, Willoughby Ralph, styled Viscount of Nith, in 2016, twin with a sister, Lady Hester Florence.

Lord Dalkeith is the elder son and heir of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, KBE, DL (b 1954), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Marian Frances Kerr (b 1954), scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, 

Lady Dalkeith is a sion of that Irish gentry family of Newbridge House, Dublinounger younger daughter of Mr Hugh Michael Thomas Cobbe (b 1942), of East Woodhay, Hampshire, by his wife the former Katherine Elizabeth Chichester, dau of Charles Chichester. 

The Cobbe forebears include Frankland baronets, Arbuthnots and John Jay (1745-1829), one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers -- co-author of the "Federalist Papers" and first chief justice of the United States. 

The infant will use as a courtesy title one of the many peerages of his grandfather. They include that of the Viscount of Nith, Tortholwald and Ross, Lord Scott of Buccleuch, Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill, Baron Scott of Tindale, or Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock.

It is likely that the Lordship of Eskdaill will be used.


Alexander Cedd Cummings [born 2016]

_. Mary Elizabeth Lalage Cummings [nee Wakefield, born 1975], scion of the Wakefield baronets, wife of Dominic McKenzie Cummings [born 25 November, 1971], gave birth to a son, Alexander Cedd, in 2016.

Dominic Cummings is the son of Robert A. Cummings, of North Lodge, Durham, by his wife the former Morag Laws [b 1949].

Mary Wakefield is a daughter of Sir Edward Humphry Tyrrell Wakefield, 2nd Baronet [born 11 July, 1936], of Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, by his 3rd wife the Hon Katherine Mary Alice Baring [born 30 March, 1936], daughter of the 1st Baron Howick of Glendale [1903-73].


Friday, December 30, 2016

Haworth/Turnball marriage

 The marriage took place in 2016 between Joseph Anthony Haworth (born 12 December, 1985), scion of the Lords Kinloss, son of Peter Haworth and his wife the former Hester Josephine Anne Freeman-Grenville (born 9 May, 1960), and Kathryn Turnball.


Obituary: Brigadier John Woodroffe

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Hazlerigg/Braithwaite engagement

--.The engagement was announced 5 Nov, 2016 between the Hon Arthur William Grey Hazlerigg (b 13 May 1987), son and heir of the 3rd Baron Hazlerigg (b 1951), of Noseley, Leicestershire, by his former wife, Laura Dugdale, of Notting Hill, scion of the Dugdale baronets, & Kate S. Braithwaite, daughter of Mr & Mrs Antony Braithwaite, of Haughton, Northumberland.

Raine Countess Spencer 1929-2016

She was d of Capt Alexander (Sachie) George McCORQUODALE (1897-1964), scion of the gentry family of that name, and his 1st w the novelist Dame (Mary) Barbara Hamilton CARTLAND DBE (1901-2000). She m 1st 1948 (div 1976) the 9th Earl of DARTMOUTH (1924-97) and had three sons and a dau, including the present 10th Earl. She m 2nd the 8th Earl SPENCER (1924-92). She m 3rd 1993 (div 1995) Jean-Francois de Chambrun COUNT DE CHAMBRUN. She resumed the style Countess Spencer after her 2nd divorce.

Telegraph obit 22 October 2016:
She was born Raine McCorquodale on September 9 1929, the daughter of Alexander “Sachie” McCorquodale, whose family had made a fortune out of printing, and of Barbara Cartland, who had then hardly embarked upon her career as a romantic novelist.
“What a lovely fat baby,” Princess Elizabeth (born in 1926) is supposed to have observed on seeing the infant Raine...
And so to the Season. “Eternally smiling” and an excellent dancer, Raine was voted Debutante of the Year in 1947. If she was not a flawless beauty, she gave an excellent impression of one. And when she met Gerald Legge, presumptive heir to the Earldom of Dartmouth, on a mountain in Switzerland, she immediately declared herself in love. They were married in 1948 and installed in a large house in Belgravia, with a staff of five...
As late as 1972 Lady Dartmouth was still telling journalists that her husband was “the Rock of Gibraltar and divine; so steady and strong and yet such humour”. A cousin of this paragon, however, observed that in private she was “beastly to him”.
But few read anything into Lady Dartmouth’s appointment of Johnny Spencer (deserted by his wife in 1967) as chairman of the Youth Panel for European Architectural Year. In fact, she had become infatuated with him.
Raine Dartmouth more or less moved into Althorp in 1975, after Spencer succeeded as 8th Earl, and endured as best she could the hostility of his children. In unguarded moments she was less restrained: “I could have them all for breakfast if I wanted to.” She was divorced from Dartmouth in 1976, and shortly afterwards married Spencer....
Raine Spencer’s connection with Althorp was abruptly ended by the death of her husband in March 1992. The new Earl immediately took steps to eradicate her influence.
It was reported, moreover, that when her maid packed her clothes into suitcases bearing the Spencer emblem, the Princess of Wales ordered that they should be removed and put into black bin liners instead.
But Raine Spencer was never one to repine. She had been left very well off, and in May 1993 announced her engagement to a French count, Jean-François de Chambrun...
Within two months the new Contesse de Chambrun was obliged to deny rumours that she was separating from her husband; and within three years the rumours were denied no longer. The parting, it transpired, had been “very amicable”....

Diana Ccountess of Wilton 1931-2016

From the Telegraph and Times of 1 November 2016: WILTON  Diana, Countess of Wilton, aged 85, on the 27th October 2016, at Felley Priory, Nottinghamshire. Widow of the 7th Earl of Wilton and a much loved mother and grandmother. Requiem Mass at the Little Oratory, Brompton Road, London SW7 2RP at 11.30am on the 7th December 2016.

She was d of Roy GALWAY of Berkshire. She m 1st 1953 (div 1961) Alick David Yorke NAYLOR-LEYLAND LVO, scion of the Bts of that name, and had a son and a dau. She m 2nd 1962 7th Earl of WILTON (1921-99), no further issue.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Isadora Audrey Nora Rhodes (born 2016)

_. Sarah Elizabeth Rhodes (nee Elson, born 1984), wife of Samuel Lawrence Dixon Rhodes (born 12 Jan 1984), gave birth to a daughter, Isadora Audrey Nora, at Harrogate, 18 November, 2016.


Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Hon Mark William Vestey 1943-2016

_. The Hon Mark William Vestey, scion of the Barons Vestey {Baron, UK, cr 1922), died at his home in Gloucestershire, 5 November, 2016. He was 73.

He was born 16 Apr, 1943, second son of Capt the Hon William Vestey (1912-44), by his wife the former Helen Pamela Fullerton Melba Armstong (dxescended from Dame Nellie Melba); granted the rank and precedence of the son of a Baron by Royal Warrant in March, 1955 (his father, heir to the 2nd Baron, having been killed in action in WW2; married 1975, Rose Amelia Clifton (b 1952), scion of the Bruce Bts, by whom he had issue.

Mark Vestey was severely injured in a riding accident in 1984 and was wheel-chair bound thereafter.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Isla Beatrice Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b 2016)

_. The Hon Joanna Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b 1985), wife of the Hon Nicholas Edward Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (born 16 Feb, 1986), gave birth to a daughter, Isla Beatrice, 14 October, 2016.

Nicholas is the son and heir of the 9th Baron Thurlow (b 13 Apr, 1952), (Peerage of GB, cr 1792), of Mapledurham, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Bridget Anne Julia Cheape.

Joanna, a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale (Earl, Scotland, 1624) middle daughter of Patrick Richard Heriot Maitland (born 1947), of Fossway, Kinross, by his wife the former Marilyn Lois Grant.


Rose Elizabeth Mary Crisp (b 2016)

_. The Lady Hermione Mary Annabel Crisp (b 1982, nee Shirley), scion of the Earls Ferrers, and wife of Edward J. Crisp, of Kirby Cane Hall, co Norfolk, gave birth to a daughter, Rose Elizabeth Mary, 9 October, 2016.

Edward Crisp is a son of the late Maj Simon Crisp and the late Mrs Christine Grote Crisp, & Lady Hermione  is the only daughter of the 14th Earl Ferrers (b 29 Dec 1952), of Ditchingham Hall, Norfolk, and the Countess Ferrers (nee Susannah Mary Sheepshanks, scion of that landed family).


Greenall/Corbin engagement

The engagement was announced 26 October, 2016, between Dr the Hon Toby Peter Greenall (b 1988), scion of the Barons Daresbury, third son of the 4th Baron Daresbury (b 18 Jul 1953), of Malpas, Cheshire, by his wife the former Clare Alison Weatherby (descended from the extinct Earls of Clonmell), & Mr George J.R. Corbin, son of Colonel and Mrs David Corbin, of Zeals, Wiltshire.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sir Allan Lindsay Morris, 11th Baronet 1961-2016

 Sir Allan Morris, 11th Baronet died at his home in Georgetown, Ontario, 16 October, 2016. He was 54.

Allan Lindsay Morris was born 27 November, 1961, son of Sir Robert Byng Morris, 10th Baronet [1913-1999], and his wife the former Christina Kathleen Field, and succeeded to the baronetcy [UK, cr 1806] on his father's death, 21 January, 1999.

Sir Allan married in 1986, Cheronne Denise Whitford [born 1962], daughter of Dale C. Whitford, of Par, Cornwall, and his wife the former Sheila M. German, by whom he had issue, two sons, Sennen and Chace, and a daughter, Chelsea.

The baronetcy is now inherited by the elder son, Sennen John Morris, who was born 5 June, 1995.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Macmillan of Ovenden/Boyd engagement

_. The engagement was announced circa 16 Oct, 2016, between Daniel Maurice Alan Macmillan, styled Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden [b 9 Oct, 1974] son and heir of the 2nd Earl of Stockton [b 10 Oct, 1943] by his former wife the former Hélène Birgitte Hamilton [d 2015], & Miss Daisy Boyd.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Lady Caroline Faber 1923-2016

_. The Lady Caroline Faber (nee Macmillan), who died 14 September, 2016, aged 93, was a scion of the Earls of Stockton (Peerage of the UK, cr 1984), the elder daughter of Harold Macmillan (1894-1986), Prime Minister 1957-63, who was created Earl of Stockton on his 90th birthday in 1984.

She was born in 1923 as Ann Caroline Macmillan. Her father had married in 1920, the Lady Dorothy Cavendish (1900-66), a daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire; she married in 1944, Julian Tufnell Faber (d 2002), and had issue.

Funeral at Chelsea Old Church, Cheyne Walk, 29 September, 2016.


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.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Obituary: Lord Lisle

Hon Gerard Eyre Wriothesley Noel 1926-2016

_. The Hon Gerard Eyre Wriothesley Noel, who died 27 July, 2016, aged 89, was a scion of the Earls of Gainsborough (Earl, UK cr 1841), & a former editor of the Catholic Herald.
He was born 20 Nov 1926, the second son of the 4th Earl of Gainsborough, OBE (1884-1927), by his wife the former Alice Mary Eyre (d 1970); married 1958, Adele Julia Patricia Were, by whom he had 2 sons and one daughter.
Noel was editor of the Catholic Herald 1971-76 & 1982-84.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pippa Middleton to wed James Matthews ...

_. The engagement has been announced between James Spencer Matthews (b 1975), son of David H. Matthews (b 1944), by his wife the former Jane S. Parker, & Philippa Charlotte (Pippa) Middleton (b 6 September,1983), second daughter of Mr Michael Middleton (b 23 June 1949) by his wife the former Carole Elizabeth Goldsmith (b 31 January, 1955).

The bride-to-be is the sister of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.


Monday, July 18, 2016

10th Earl of St Germans 1941-2016

The 10th Earl of St Germans, Cornish landowner, of Port Eliot, St Germans, Cornwall, has died aged 75.

Peregrine Nicholas Eliot was born 2 January, 1941, son of the 9th Earl (1914-1988), by his first wife, the former Helen Mary Villiers, scion of the Earls of Clarendon, and succeeded to the family honours on his father's demise, 11 March, 1988.

Lord St Germans was thrice married; firstly, 9 Oct 1964 (div 1989), to the Hon Jacquetta Jean Frederica Lampson, 1st dau of the 1st Baron Killearn; married 2ndly, 20 Apr 1991 (div 1996), Elizabeth Mary Williams; married 3rdly, 2 Sept, 2005, Miss Catherine Wilson.

The Earl of St Germans was the father of three sons from his first marriage, Jago, styled Lord Eliot (b 1966 d 2006), and the Hon Louis Eliot (b 1968), and the Hon Francis Eliot (b 1971).

The earldom, created in 1815, and the Barony of Eliot, created in 1784, now pass to his Lordship's grandson, Albert Clarence Eliot, styled Lord Eliot, who was born 4 Nov, 2004, who now becomes the youngest hereditary peer.


Earl of Arundel & Surrey weds Cecilia Colacicchi

 The marriage took place 16 July, 2016, between Henry Miles Fitzalan Howard, styled Earl of Arundel & Surrey [born 3 Dec, 1987], eldest son and heir of the 18th Duke of Norfolk [b 1956], of Arundel Castle, Sussex, Earl Marshal & Premier Duke in the Peerage of England, by his wife the former Georgina Gore [scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe], & Cecilia M. E. Colacicchi (b 1988), eldest daughter of William Colacicchi (b 1954), of Leicestershire, by his wife the former Clare Elizabeth Vivienne Clutterbuck (b 1958), a Somers-Cocks descendant (see Baron Somers, &c).


Friday, July 15, 2016

The royal ancestry of the Rt Hon Amber Rudd, MP - Home Secretary

_Amber Rudd, the Conservative MP and newly appointed Home Secretary has a colourful royal ancestry.

The Home Secretary is eight generations in descent from the Merrie Monarch King Charles II and his mistress Barbara Palmer, Duchess of Cleveland.

She descends from King Charles's illegitimate daughter Lady Anne Fitzroy who was born in 1661. Lady Anne married Thomas Lennard, 15th Baron Dacre, and 1st Earl of Sussex. Their daughter Anne, was Baroness Dacre in her own right, and mother of Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 17th Baron Dacre. The 17th peer was father of Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 1st Baronet. His grandson, another Thomas, was 2nd baronet. Sir Thomas, the second baronet, was the father of Emma Isolda Barrett-Lennard (later Fitzgerald). Emma was mother of lawyer, Maurice Pembroke Fitzgerald, QC, whose daughter, Ethne is the wife of stockbroker Tony Rudd, Amber's father.

The newly appointed Home Secretary is a 9th cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.


Obituary: Christopher Wake-Walker

Thursday, July 14, 2016

2nd Baron Harding of Petherton (d 2016)

From the Telegraph of 9 July 2016: HARDING  John, 2nd Baron Harding of Petherton died on 6th of June 2016.
Devoted husband to the late Harriet Harding, loving and much loved father of Dido, William, and David, and adored grandfather to Angus, Mungo, Emma, Lexie, and Becca. A funeral will be held at the Church of St. James the Great in Winscombe, Somerset at 2pm on Friday 15th July. No flowers please but any donations if desired to the King’s Royal Hussars Regimental (Welfare) Trust.

Warman/Joicey-Cecil engagement

_. The engagement was announced 14 July, 2016, between Jake M.G.S. Warman, son of Mr Alister S. Warman, of London, & Mrs Mary Anne Guthrie-Warman (nee Mary Anne Guthrie), of Vancouver, Canada, & Susanna Maud Joicey-Cecil (b 25 March, 1981), a scion of the Marquesses of Exeter, second daughter of James David Edward Joicey-Cecil (b 24 Sept, 1946), of Milton Abbas, Dorset, by his wife the former Jane Susanna Brydon Adeley.

Susanna Joicey-Cecil is a kinswoman of Her Majesty the Queen. Her grandfather, Edward Wilfred George Joicey-Cecil, married 1945, Rosemary Luisa Bowes Lyon (1915-89), a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, daughter of Capt the Hon Fergus Bowes Lyon (1889-1915), a brother of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

2nd Baron Kenswood 1930-2016

__. The 2nd Baron Kenswood died 2 July, 2016. He was 86.

John Michael Howard Whitfield was born 6 April, 1930, son of the 1st Baron Kenswood (1887-1963), by his first wife the former Sophie Madeline Howard; succeeded his father in the peerage, 21 April, 1963; married 16 June, 1951, Deirdre Anna Louise, dau of Colin Malcolm Methven, by whom he had issue, four sons and a daughter.

Lord Kenswood is succeeded in the peerage (created in 1951) by his eldest son, the Hon Michael Christopher Whitfield, who was born 3 July, 1955.


Friday, July 08, 2016

The 13th Earl of Haddington 1941-2016

_. The 13th Earl of Haddington (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1627), died 5 July, 2016. He was 74.

John George Baillie-Hamilton was born 21 Dec, 1941, son of the 12th Earl of Haddington, KT (1894-1986) by his wife the former Sarah Cook (d 1995), and succeeded to the family honours on his father's demise, 17 Apr, 1986.

He married twice, firstly, 1 Dec, 1975 (div 1981), Prudence Elizabeth Hayles; married 2ndly, 2 Dec, 1984, Jane Heyworth (a descendant of the extinct Barons Tweedmouth). He leaves a widow, and a son and two daughters from the second marriage, George Edmund Baldred, styled Lord Binning, Lady Susan Baillie-Hamilton, and Lady Isobel Baillie-Hamilton.

The son, who was born 27 Sept, 1985, inherirs the earldom and the Lordship of Binning and the Lordship of Byres & Binning.

The Earl's funeral takes place at Galashiels Catholic Church of Our Lady & St Andrew, Saturday 23 July, 2016.


Friday, July 01, 2016

Lady Elizabeth Mary Lambton (1927-2016)

_. The Lady Elizabeth Lambton, who died 28 June, 2016, aged 89, was a scion of the Marquesses of Lansdowne.

She was born Lady Elizabeth Mary Petty-Fitzmaurice, 16 March, 1927, second daughter of the 6th Marquess of Lansdowne, DSO, MVO (1872-1936), by his wife the former Elizabeth Caroline Hope (who married 2ndly, 1940, Lord Colum Crichton-Stuart, scion of the Marquesses of Bute, and d 1964).

She was a sister of the 7th Marquess of Lansdowne (1917-44), & a cousin of the 8th Marquess (1912-99).

Lady Elizabeth married 27 June, 1950, Maj Charles William Lambton (1921-2005), scion of the Earls of Durham, & had issue.

Funeral at Christ Church, Derry Hill, London SN11, Monday 11 July, 2016.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Francis Oberon John Dugdale (b 2016)

_. Diana Dugdale (nee Redvers) wife of  (Thomas) Joshua Stratford Dugdale (b 1974), scion of the Dugdale Baronets (cr 1936), gave birth to a son, Francis Oberon John, 3 June, 2016, a brother for Lily, Salvador & Ferdinand.

Joshua Dugdale is the son of Sir William Stratford Dugdale, CBE, MC, 2nd Baronet (1922-2014), of Blyth Hall, Warwickshire, by his 2nd wife the former Cecilia Mary Mount (b 1931), scion of the Mount Baronets (cr 1921) and Diana Dugdale is a daughter of John and Mary Redvers, of Hartpury, Gloucestershire. 

Joshua Dugdale is a 1st cousin of the Rt Hon David Cameron, MP, Prime Minister. 


Friday, June 24, 2016

Hooper/Knatchbull marriage

The marriage takes place, 25 June, 2016, at Romsey Abbey, Hampshire, of Mr Thomas Hooper & the Hon Alexandra Knatchbull, daughter of the Baron Brabourne, of Broadlands, Hampshire, by his wife the former Penelope Meredith Eastwood, & granddaughter of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Green/Stourton engagement

-.The engagement was announced 20 June, 2016, between Edward L. Green, elder son of Mr & Mrs Barry Green, of Bickmarsh, Warwickshire, & the Hon Camilla Charlotte Stourton (born 1987), scion of the Barons Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton, daughter of the (27th) Baron Mowbray, (28th) Baron Segrave, and (24th) Baron Stourton (b 1953), of Allerton Park, near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Penelope Lucy (Nell) Brunet (b 1953).

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Countess of Lindsay: How I saved my son from drowning

Oscar Mark Reginald Sherwin (born 2016)

_. Amelia Christiana Mary Sherwin (nee Rhodes, born 7 Jan, 1990), wife of Mark Sherwin (born 9 Aug 1987), gave birth to a son, Oscar Mark Reginald, 15 June, 2016, at Harrogate, a brother for Sebastian.


Atticus Heathcoat Amory (b 2016)

_. Thierry Heathcoat Amory (nee Kelaart), wife of Patrick Thomas Heathcoat Amory (b 1979), scion of the Heathcoat Amory baronets, gave birth to a son, Atticus, 13 April, 2016.

Patrick is the third son of Sir Ian Heathcoat Amory, 6th Baronet (cr UK, 1874), of Tiverton, Devon, by his wife the former Frances Louise Pomeroy, scion of the Viscounts Harberton, & Thierry is the daughter of the late Paul Kelaart and Mrs Anne Kelaart, of Nettlebed, Oxon.

Thierry Heathcoat Amory is a childhood friend of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, who attended the Heathcoat Amory marriage in 2012. Michael Middleton, father of the duchess, gave the bride away.


Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Strzebrakowski/St Aubyn marriage

_ The marriage took place, 28 May, 2016, between Benjamin Strzebrakowski, son of Martin & Corinne Strzebrakowski, & Alice Jane St Aubyn {b 1986} , scion of the Barons St Levan, daughter of Nicholas Francis St Aubyn (b 19 Nov, 1955), by his wife the former Jane Mary Brooks.


Rocky Charles Hanning Vaughan-Lee (b 2016)

__. Amanda Vaughan-Lee (nee Crossley), wife of Charlie Vaughan-Lee, scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Rocky Charles Hanning, 17 May, 2016, a brother for Olive.


Major-General Stephen Robert Anthony Stopford, CB, MBE 1934-2016

_. Major-General Stephen Robert Anthony Stopford, CB, MBE, who died 27 May, 2016, aged 82, was a scion of the Earls of Courtown. He was b 1 Apr, 1934, son of Commander Robert Maurice Stopford (1890-1978),by his wife the former Elsie Helen Lawson (d 1967); married 8 Feb, 1963, Vanessa Marianna Baron, dau of Theodore Baron.


Henrietta Frances Phipps 1931-2016

_. Henrietta Phipps, who died 27 May, 2016, aged 84, was a granddaughter maternally of the 5th Earl of Longford.  She was born Henrietta Frances Lamb, 9 Dec, 1931, a daughter of Henry Taylor Lamb by his wife the former Lady (Margaret) Pansy Felicia Pakenham (1904-99); married 23 Jun 1960, William Anthony Dominic Phipps (1936-2009), scion of the Marquesses of Normanby, son of the Rt Hon Sir Eric Phipps (1875-1945), by his 2nd wife the former Frances Ward (who d 1988). Mrs Phipps leaves issue, three sons, Frederick, Samuel & Lucian, and a daughter, Theresa. Funeral at St Mary of the Angels, Moorhouse Rd, Bayswater, Thursday 9 June, 2016.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Santo Domingo/Wellesley marriage

_. The Duchess of Cornwall was present at the marriage which took place at the Church of the Incarnation, Illora, near Granada, Spain, 28 May, 2016, between Alejandro Santo Domingo, son of the late Julio Mario Santo Domingo & of Beatrice Santo Domingo, & the Lady Charlotte Wellesley (born 8 Oct, 1990), youngest daughter of Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington (b 19 Aug 1945), of Stratfield Saye, Berkshire, and Apsley House, London, by his wife the former Princess Antonia Brigid Elizabeth Louise von Preussen (born 28 Apr, 1955), descended from the Royal House of Prussia, & ____.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Dunglass (Douglas-Home)/Underhill engagement

_. The engagement was announced 27 May, 2016, between Michael David Alexander Douglas-Home (b 1987), styled Lord Dunglass, son and heir of the 15th Earl of Home, KT, CVO, CBE (b 1943),of the Hirsel, Coldstream,  by his wife the former Jane Margaret Williams-Wynne (b 1949), scion of the baronets of that name, & Sally Antoinette Underhill (b 1989), daughter of Group Capt Gregory B.P. Underhill, of Churchdown, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Olivia R. Canning.

Lord Dunglass is a grandson of the 14th Earl of Home, KT, who disclaimed his peerages for life in 1963, and was Prime Minister, 1963-64, later Foreign Secretary as Sir Alec Douglas-Home, and a life peer as Lord Home of the Hirsel, &c.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Lady Bolton (c 1951-2016)

_. The Baroness Bolton, who died at her home in North Yorkshire, 16 May, 2016, aged 64, was the wife of the 8th Baron Bolton (b 1954), of Wensley Hall, Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

She was the former Philippa Anne Tapply, born in circa 1951, a daughter of Major Peter Landsell Tapply (1926-2011), of Malvern, Worcestershire, by his wife the former Sarah Audrey Barlow (1925-2005), and married the then Hon Harry Orde-Powlett, in 1977. Her husband succeeded as 8th Baron on his father's demise, 29 Jul, 2001.

Lady Bolton is survived by her husband and by three sons.


Chewton/Sheppard engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 May 2016 between Edward Robert Waldegrave, styled Viscount Chewton (born 1986), elder son and heir of the 13th Earl Waldegrave (b 1940), of Chewton Mendip, Somerset, by his former wife, the former Mary Alison Anthea Furness, & Amanda Louise Sheppard, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Sheppard, of Bottesford, Nottinghamshire.


Monday, May 09, 2016

Lord Astor of Hever's heir to wed Princess ...

_. The engagement was announced 9 May, 2016, between the Hon Charles Gavin John Astor (b 10 Nov, 1990), son and heir of the 3rd Baron Astor of Hever (b 16 Jun, 1946) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1956), of Westerham, Kent, by his second wife, the former Hon Elizabeth Mackintosh, 2nd dau of the 2nd Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax, & Princess Eliane Marie Ghislaine de Merode (b 20 March, 1990), only daughter of Prince Léonel Amaury Marie Ghislain de Merode (b 1 Oct 1951), of Westerlo, Belgium, by his wife the former Régine Countess de Liedekerke (b 22 Jan 1955).

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.


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.


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.


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.