Friday, March 31, 2017

Ralli/Tham engagement

__. The engagement was announced 31 March, 2017, between Philip Neil David Ralli (born 31 March, 1983), scion of the Ralli baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1912), son and heir of Sir David Ralli, 4th Baronet (b 5 Apr, 1946), of Panworth Hall,  Ashill, Norfolk, by his wife the former Jacqueline Cecilia Smith, & Miss Shannon Tham, daughter of Mr & Mrs Ang Kwong Tham, of Singapore.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

[Charles] James Buchanan-Jardine 1946-2017

_. [Charles] James Buchanan-Jardine, who died at his home in France, 22 March, 2017, aged 70, was a scion of the Buchanan-Jardine baronets [Bt, UK, cr 1885].

He was born 30 April, 1946, the second son of Sir John William Buchanan-Jardine, 3rd Baronet [1900-69], by his second wife the former Prudence Aubrey Haggie; educated at Stowe and Trinity College, Cambridge. Married firstly, 9 Sept, 1967 [div.] the Lady Susan Ankaret Howard, yr daughter of the 11th Earl of Carlisle; married 2ndly, 1978, Irmgarde Margarethe, dau of Maj Rudolf Bormann, and had issue by both marriages.


Baillie/de Cabarrus marriage

_. The marriage took place Saturday 25 March, 2017, in the private chapel of Alnwick Castle, between Alexander Simon .G. Baillie [b 1982], son of Mr Richard Simon Baillie, by his wife the former Margaret Mary Lucy Hope, scion of the Earls of Hopetoun, and Diana Marie de Cabarrus (born 1977),  younger daughter of Count Pierre de Cabarrus, and Lady Caroline Mary de Cabarrus (nee Percy, born 1947), daughter of the late 10th Duke of Northumberland, KG.



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Priestley/Deacon marriage

__. The marriage took place, 25 March, 2017, at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, between Adam Alexander Priestley (b 1980), son of Commander Michael Priestley, RN, by his wife the former Linda Shade, & Rebecca Anne Deacon (b 1982), daughter of the late Major Michael John Deacon (1947-86), by his wife the Rev Selina Deacon (nee Trousdell).

The bride serves HRH The Duchess of Cambridge as private secretary, and is to leave her post in the summer of 2017, after 10 years of service to William and Kate.

Deacon is a cousin of The Duke of Cambridge, albeit distantly. Rebecca is William's 7th cousin ~ both have lines of descent from the 4th Duke of Gordon.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Sam Browne (b 2017)

_. Victoria Browne (born 1980, nee Howard-Vyse), scion of the Howard-Vyse landed family, of Langton, North Yorkshire, wife of Charlie Browne, gave birth to a son, Sam, 12 March, 2017, at Bury St Edmunds, a brother for Wilbur, who was born 29 March, 2013, and for Emily, who was born 30 Apr, 2015.

Charlie Browne is a son of Mr & Mrs Peter Browne, of Flempton, Suffolk, and Victoria (Vicky) is the daughter of Lt-Col John Cecil Howard-Vyse (b 1947), of Burneston, North Yorks, by his wife the former Jennifer Anne Collin.


Sonia Lady Fairfax of Cameron 1927-2017

_. Sonia Lady Fairfax of Cameron, who died 22 March, 2017, was the widow of the 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, and was a former Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth II.

She was born in London in 1927, the second daughter of Capt Cecil Bernard Gunston, MC [1885-1934], by his wife the former Lady Doris Gwendoline Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, eldest daughter of the 2nd Marquess of Dufferin & Ava; married 17 Apr, 1951, Thomas Brian McKelvie Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1923-1964) [Peerage of Scotland, cr 1627], who died aged 40, 8 April, 1964.

Lady Fairfax  served Her Majesty the Queen as Lady of the Bedchamber [temporary] 1967-71.

She was the mother of three sons, Nicholas, Hugh and Rupert, and a daughter, Serena. The eldest son is the 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron.

A Requiem Mass is to take place at Douai Abbey, Berkshire, Thursday 6 April, 2017.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Duke of Westminster/Harriet Tomlinson

_. The Duke of Westminster, billionaire godfather of Prince George of Cambridge, is reported to have found love with a former classmate, Chester-born Harriet Tomlinson.

The 7th Duke of Westminster [b 29 January, 1991], is the only son of the late 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, OBE [1951-2016] by his wife the former 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 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, OBE, died suddenly from a heart attack, at Preston, Lancashire, 9 Aug, 2016. He was 64.

The 7th duke is also Marquess of Westminster, Earl Grosvenor, Viscount Belgrave and Baron Grosvenor, and a baronet.

Harriet Montgomery Taylor Tomlinson was born in Chester in 1990 - and like the duke is 26 - she is the elder daughter of Mr Grahame Montgomery Tomlinson by his second wife the former Louise A. Taylor.

Harriet has three older half-siblings, sisters Sarah and Annabel, and a half-brother, Paul.


Rear-Admiral Sir Nigel Cecil KBE, CB [1925-2017]

_. Rear-Admiral Sir (Oswald) Nigel Amherst Cecil, KBE, CB, died 10 March, 2017. He was 91.
Sir Nigel was b in 1925, a scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney, and was descended from the 3rd Marquess of Exeter. He was a son of the Hon Henry Mitford Amherst Cecil [1893-1962] by his wife the Hon Yvonne Cornwallis [1896-1983], daughter of the 1st Baron Cornwallis; married 1961, Annette [b 1934], dau of Maj Robert Edward Barclay [1906-59] by his wife the former Nesta Anne Bury-Barry, by whom he had issue.
A Service of Thanksgiving took place at Holy Trinity, South Wonston, 22 March, 2017.

Twiston-Davies/Langham engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 March, 2017, between Benedict Anthony Francis Twiston-Davies [b 1978], scion of that landed gentry family, eldest son of David James Twiston Davies [b 1945], by his wife the former Margaret Anne [Rita] Montgomery, & Helen Elizabeth Langham [b 1980], daughter of David J Langham, by his wife the former Susan E Parkin.



George Wahlberg Scott [b 2017]

_. Emily Helen Wahlberg Scott [nee Thompson], wife of Arthur Jervoise Trafford Scott [b 1984], scion of the Scott of Rotherfield baronets, gave birth to a son, George Wahlberg, 1 Feb, 2017, a brother for Wilfred Jervoise Scott, who was b 3 Dec, 2014.

Arthur Scott is the son and heir of Sir James Scott, 3rd Bt.


Ann Barlow Wilson [d 2017]

-. Ann Barlow Wilson [nee Lithgow], who died 4 March, 2017, was a scion of the Lithgow baronets, daughter of Sir James Lithgow, 1st Baronet [1883-1952], by his wife the former Gwendolyn Amy Harrison [1897-1975]; married 1952, [William] Simon Wilson, and had issue.


Burnett/Daukes engagement

__. The engagement was announced 21 March, 2017, between the Hon George Arthur Burnett [b 1979], son of the life peer Baron Burnett [b 1945], by his wife the former Elizabeth Sherwood de la Mare, & Rose-Anna Daukes [b 1981], daughter of Brigadier Clendon Daukes [b 1945], by his wife the former Camilla de Courcy Trasenster, scion of that landed family.

Sandilands/McNulty engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 March, 2017, between Christopher Francis Sandilands [ b 1986], scion of that landed gentry family, descended from the Dukes of Norfolk, son of the late James Sebastian Sandilands [1944-91],  by his wife the former Gabrielle Mellich [b 1952], of Fulham, London, & Lucy J. McNulty, daughter of Dr David and Martina McNulty, of Richmond, Surrey.

Buchanan/Gibbs engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 March, 2017, between Michael D.J. Buchanan, eldest son of Mrs D.C. Buchanan, of Chelsea, London, & Amelia Emma Gibbs [b 1982], descended from the Crawley-Boevey baronets, daughter of Peter Noel Houldsworth Gibbs [b 1948] of Fingest Grove, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Clare Viney [b 1951].

Fulford/Melville engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 March, 2017, between Francis Arthur Fulford [b 1993], scion of that landed family, of Fulford, son of Francis C. Fulford [b 1952], by his wife the former [Diana] Kishanda Tulloch, and Sally E. Melville, daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Melville, of Lenox, Massachuetts, United States.



__. The engagement was announced 23 March, 2017, between Robin Moore S. Kennedy [b 1976], son of Mr & Mrs John Kennedy, of South Warnborough, Hampshire, & Katherine Rose [Katie] Crichton-Stuart [b 1979], scion of the Marquesses of Bute [Marquess, GB, cr 1796], daughter of [Patrick] James Crichton-Stuart [b 1954], of Bembridge, Isle of Wight, by his first wife the former Amanda Mary Howell Williams.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Voelcker/Brandram wedding

__The engagement marriage took place, 11th February, 2017, at the Church of the Holy Trinity & St Thomas of Canterbury, Ettington, Warwickshire, 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'. 


Major The Hon Peter Charles Baillie [1927-2017]

_. Major The Hon Peter Charles Baillie, who died 15 March, 2017, aged 89, was a scion of the Barons Burton [Peerage of the UK, cr 1897].

Peter Burton was born 26 June, 1927, the second son of Brigadier the Hon George Evan Michael Baillie, MC [1894-1941], by his wife the former Lady Maud Cavendish, CBE, eldest daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.

Educated at Eton; Major, The Life Guards; JP for Hampshire, &c.

He married 15 Nov 1955, Jennifer Priscilla (deceased), younger daughter of Harold Reginald Newgass, QC, by whom he had issue, four daughters, Catriona, Elizabeth, Susan and Rachel.

Funeral service at St John The Baptist Church, Boldre, Lymington, Hants, Friday 31 March, 2017.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sir Brian Ohlson, 3rd Baronet (1936-2017)

_. Sir Brian Ohlson, 3rd Baronet, died 19 March, 2017. He was 80.

Money broker Brian Eric Christopher Ohlson was born 27 July, 1936, son of Sir James Ohlson, 2nd Baronet (1911-83), by his wife the former Marjorie Joan Roosemale-Cocq; educated at Harrow and RMA; late Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards. Succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father, 1983; unmarried.

He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother, Peter Michael Ohlson, who was born 18 May, 1939.

The funeral is at Mortlake Crematorium, Richmond, Thursday 30 March, 2017.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Baroness Charteris of Amisfield 1919-2017

_. The Baroness Charteris of Amisfield, who died 14 March, 2017, was the widow of the Baron Charteris of Amisfield, GCB, GCVO, QSO, OBE, PC, who, as the Hon Sir Martin Charteris, was the private secretary to Queen Elizabeth II, 1972-77.

She was born 3 May, 1919 as Mary Gay Hobart Margesson, daughter of Henry Margesson, MP [later 1st Viscount Margesson] 1890-1965, by his wife the former Frances Leggett; married 16 Dec, 1944, the Hon Martin Charteris, a younger brother of the 12th Earl of Wemyss & March.

Her husband was Private Secretary to the Queen (when Princess Elizabeth) 1950-52, Assistant private secretary 1952-72, private secretary and keeper of the Queen's archives 1972-77, an extra equerry to the Queen 1956, a permanent Llord in Waiting to Her Majesty 1978-99, &c.

She was widowed 23 Dec, 1999. Lady Charteris leaves issue, a daughter (Francesca) Mary, and two sons, Andrew and Harold.

The funeral takes place at St Peter's Church, Stanway, 3 April, 2017.


Lord Rafe FitzRoy (born 2017)

The Duchess of Grafton (nee Olivia Margaret Sladen, b 1978), wife of Henry Oliver Charles FitzRoy, 12th Duke of Grafton (b 6 Apr, 1978) (Peerage of England, cr 1675), of Euston Hall, Thetford, Norfolk, gave birth to a third child, a son, Lord Rafe Fitzroy, 16 March, 2017, a brother for Alfred, Earl of Euston & for Lady Rosetta Fitzroy.

 The Duchess of Grafton is a daughter of Simon Hogarth Sladen (b 1943), and Mrs Sladen, and a granddaughter of Edward Carew Sladen (1914-44), and a great-granddaughter of Brig-Gen Sir Gerald Carew Sladen, by his wife the former Mabel Ursula Orr Ewing, dau of Sir Archibald Orr Ewing, 3rd Baronet.

The Duke of Grafton is the son of the late James Oliver Charles FitzRoy, styled Earl of Euston (1947-2009), by his wife the former Lady Clare Amabel Margaret Kerr (b 1951), daughter of the 12th Marquess of Lothian (1922-2004).

The Duke succeeded to the family honours on the death of his grandfather, the 11th Duke, 7 Apr, 2011.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dalrymple-Hamilton/Goucher engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 March, 2017, between Hew North Robert Dalrymple-Hamilton [b 1981], scion of the Earls of Stair [Peerage of Scotland, cr 1703], elder son of  Mr [North] John Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, OBE, TD [b 1950], of Bargany, Ayrshire, by his wife the former Sally-Anne How, & Miss Lucinda Catherine Goucher [b 1987],  daughter of Mr James T. Goucher, of Baden Hall, Staffordshire, by his wife the former Deborah C. Chambers.

Hew's father is a member of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland [Royal Company of Archers] and was a Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1964-66.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sir John Fayrer, 4th Baronet 1944-2017

_. Sir John Fayrer, 4th Baronet, died at Edinburgh, 9 March, 2017. He was 72.

John Lang Macpherson Fayrer, was born 18 Oct, 1944, son of Sir John Herbert Spens Fayrer, 3rd Baronet, DSC, by his wife the former Helen Diana Scott Lang [ d 1961], and succeeded to the baronetcy [created in 1896] upon his father's demise, 1976. Sir John was Research Officer, Moray House Institute, 1991.

Sir John was unmarried, and the baronetcy now becomes extinct.


Miranda Jane Macrae (1948-2017)

_. Miranda Jane Macrae [nee Stewart of Appin] died 6 March, 2017, aged 69.

She was born 25 Feb, 1948, daughter of Sir Dugald Stewart, 16th of Appin, KCVO, CMG (1921-84), diplomat, by his wife the former Sibyl Anne Sturrock. Her father was Chief of the Clan Stewart of Appin, &c. She married James Macrae.

The funeral is at Cardross Crematorium, Argyll and Bute, 17th March, 2017.


Hon Sir Clive Bossom, 2nd Baronet 1918-2017

_. The Hon Sir Clive Bossom, who died at his home in Sussex, 8th March, 2017, aged 99, was the Conservative MP for the Leominster Division of Herefordshire, 1959-Feb 1974, and served in the governments of Harold Macmillan and Sir Alec Douglas-Home.

He was born 4 Feb 1918, son of Sir Alfred Bossom, 1st Baronet (cr 1953), who was later ennobled as a life peer in 1960 as Baron Bossom, by his first wife the former Emily Bayne (who was killed in an air crash in 1932).

Educated at Eton; served as a Major in The Buffs, and in the War 1939-45; succeeded to his father's baronetcy, 4 Sept, 1965; married 28 Sept, 1951, Lady Barbara North, elder daughter of the late Lord North and sister of the 9th Earl of Guilford, by whom he had issue, three sons and a daughter.

Sir Clive is succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son, Bruce, who was born 22 Aug, 1952.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Arthur Fairfax Strang Steel [b 2017]

_. Jane Fleur Strang Steel [nee Soden], wife of Alistair Fairfax Strang Steel [b 1975], scion of the Steel baronets, gave birth to a son, Arthur Fairfax, 6 March, 2017, a brother for Vivian Fleur, who was b 6 December, 2014.


Hives/Meredith engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 March, 2017, between Matthew Peter Hives, 3rd Baron Hives [born 25 May 1971], son of tha late Hon Peter Anthony Hives [1921-74], by his wife the former Dinah Wilson-North [the Hon Mrs Dinah Hives, of Digswell, Hertfordshire], & Dr Davina Meredith, youngest daughter of Mr David Meredith, of Shinrone, Co Offaly, & Mrs Sandra Meredith, of Birr, Co Offaly.

Lord Hives is the third holder of the peerage cr in 1950. He succeeded to the peerage on his uncle's death, 8 Oct, 1997.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Hannover/Malysheva engagement

 _. The engagement has been announced and the marriage will take place 8 July, 2017, at Hanover, between HRH Prince Ernst August Andreas Philipp Constantin Maximilian Rolf Stephan Ludwig Rudolph of Hanover, Prince of Gt Britain and Ireland [b 19 July, 1983], elder son of HRH Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Luneberg, Prince of Gt Britain & Ireland [b 26 Feb, 1954], by his first wife the former Chantal Hochuli [b 2 Jun 1955], & Ekaterina Igorieva Malysheva [b Moscow, 1 July, 1986], daughter of Igor Malyshev by his wife Svetlana.

Prince Ernst August (b 1954) is a male line descendant of King George III, and is head of the Royal House of Hanover and in whom is vested the right to petition for the restoration of the Dukedom of Cumberland and Teviotdale [created in 1799, and suspended under the terms of the Titles Deprivations Act, 1917].


Thursday, March 09, 2017

Lea/Ng marriage

_. The marriage took place, 4 February, 2017, between Sir Thomas William Lea, 5th Baronet [b 6 Sept, 1973], son of the late Sir Julian Lea, 4th Bt [d 1990], by his wife the former Gerry Valerie Fahnestock [Lady Lea, of Somerset], & Miss Laura Ng, daughter of Mr Lenny Ng and of Mrs Heather Mills, of Northern Ireland.


Thomas George Ruggles-Brise [b 2017]

__. Anna Ruggles-Brise [nee French], wife of Archibald Edward Ruggles-Brise [b 1979], scion of the Ruggles-Brise landed family, gave birth to a third son, Thomas George, at Chelmsford, 7 March, 2017, a brother for William [b 2010], and for Oliver [b 2013].

Archie Ruggles-Brise is the eldest son of Mr Timothy Ruggles-Brise [b 1945], and Anna Ruggles-Brise is a daughter of Mr Robin French.


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Henry John Cecil Glynn (b 2017)

__. Suzanna Mary Caroline Glynn [nee Floyd, born 1983]. wife of William Henry Glynn [b 1984], and scion of the Floyd baronets, gave birth to a son, Henry John Cecil, in London, 4 March, 2017.

William Glynn, a scion of the Glynn landed family, is a son of John Dennis Glynn [b 1933], and Suzanna Glynn is a granddaughter of Sir Giles Floyd, 7th Baronet.


Marcus Dunbar (c1956-2017)

__. Marcus Dunbar, who died tragically and unexpectedly, 28 February, 2017, at Sammamish, near Seattle, aged 60, was a son of the late Sir Archibald Dunbar, of Northfield, 11th Baronet [1927-2015], and a elder half-brother of Sir Edward, the 12th Baronet.

He was born in circa 1966. His father's only marriage was to Amelia Davidson in 1974.

Marcus Dunbar leaves a widow, Patricia, and children, Avalon, Isla and Crinan.

A memorial service is to take place in Sammamish, 18 March, 2017.


Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Sir Adrian De La Bere, 3rd Baronet [1939-2017]

_. Sir Adrian De La Bere, 3rd (and last) Baronet, died 10 February, 2017, aged 77.

He was born 17 September, 1939, the second son of Rupert De La Bere, by his wife the former Marguerite Humphrey. His father was knighted in 1952 as KCVO, and served as Lord Mayor of London in Coronation year and was created a baronet, 18 Nov, 1953.

Sir Adrian succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother, Sir Cameron, 18 Dec, 2014. He was unmarried.

The baronetcy now becomes extinct.


Lady Pym, widow of the former Foreign Secretary [d 2017]

__. Lady Pym [Baroness Pym], widow of Francis Pym, who was Foreign Secretary at the outbreak of the Falklands War, died 2 March, 2017. She was the former Valerie Fortune Daglish, daughter of Francis John Heaton Daglish, and married Francis Pym in 1949. Her husband was Tory MP for Cambridge 1961-83 and for Cambridge South East 1983-87. He died in 2008.

The funeral takes place at St Swithun's Church, Sandy, Bedfordshire, 16 March, 2017.


Saturday, March 04, 2017

Hirsch/Dickinson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 March, 2017, between Harry J. Hirsch, son of Mr Leopold Hirsch and Mrs Jeanie Hirsch, and Octavia Jessica Dickisnon [b 1986], younger daughter of Simon Clervaux Dickinson (descended from the Chaytor baronets), by his second wife the former Hon Jessica Rosetta Mancroft [b 1954], daughter of the late 2nd Baron Mancroft.

Octavia Dickinson is a niece the Hon Victoria Mancroft, who wed Prince Nicholas von Preussen.

Harry Hirsch is descended from the Messel landed family, from whom descend the Earls of Snowdon.


Mary Rathborne Juliet Vassar Smith [b 2017]

_. Lydia Louisa G. Vassar Smith [b 1981, nee Newhouse], wife of Richard Rathborne Vassar-Smith (b 29 Dec 1975), gave birth to a daughter, Mary Rathborne Juliet, 23 February, 2017, a sister for Violet.
Richard is the elder son and heir of Sir John Rathborne Vassar-Smith, 4th Baronet (b 23 Jul 1936), of Wantage, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Roberta Elaine Williamson.
 Lydia Vassar Smith is a daughter of Mr Philip J. Newhouse, of London, by his wife the former Linda Wright.


Sara Lady Havelock-Allan [d 2017]

__.Sara Lady Havelock-Allan, died 26 February, 2017.

She was the second wife and widow of Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan, 4th Baronet, the film producer.

She was Maria Theresa Consuela (Sara) Ruiz de Villafranca, daughter of Don Carlos Ruiz de Villafranca [former Ambassador to Chile and Brazil], and Dona Julia Ruiz de Villafranca y Osuna, of Madrid, and married Sir Anthony in 1979.

Sir Anthony's first wife was the actress Valerie Hobson, from whom he was divorced in 1952. She later marrid John Profumo.


Friday, March 03, 2017


_. HRH Prince Henry of Wales, with Miss Megham Markle, is to attend the marriage, this weekend, in Jamaica, between Thomas Hampden Inskip [b 1986] descended from the Noel-Buxton barons, son of Oliver Hampden Inskip by his wife the former Clare Elizabeth Anne Noel-Buxton, and the Hon Lara Elizabeth Hughes-Young [b 1987], daughter of the 2nd Baron St Helens [b 1945], and Baroness St Helens.


Thursday, March 02, 2017

Charles Peter Ralph von Westenholz (b 2017)

_. Nia Wyn Jones, wife of Alexander Peter Frederik von Westenholz [b 1971], descended from the Marquesses of Lothian, gave birth to a son, Charles Peter Ralph, 25 February, 2017.
Alexander is a son of Charles Patrick Paul Graf VON WESTENHOLZ (d 2006) and Lady Mary Marianella Anne KERR (b 1944) d of 12th Marquess of LOTHIAN (1922-2004) and Loris Antonella Thomasa NEWLAND (1922-2007).
He m 201_ Nia Wyn Jones.

Nicholas Mosley, 3rd Baron Ravensdale [1923-2017]

_. The writer Nicholas Mosley, 7th Baronet and 3rd Baron Ravensdale, died 28 February, 2017. He was 93.

He was born 25 June, 1923, the eldest son of Sir Oswald Mosley, Bt, the British fascist leader, by his first wife the former Lady Cynthia Blanche Curzon, daughter of the 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston [who was also 1st Baron Ravensdale].

Mosley succeeded his maternal aunt, Lady Mary Irene Curzon suo jure 2nd Baroness Ravensdale, in the barony, 9 February, 1966; married firstly, 14 Nov, 1947 [div 1974], Rosemary Laura Salmond [d 1991], dau of Marshal of the RAF Sir John Salmond; married secondly, 19 Jul, 1974,  Mrs Verity Elizabeth Bailey [nee Raymond].

From his first marriage he had three sons, Shaun, Ivo, and Robert and one daughter, Clare, and from his second marriage he had a son, Marius.

He succeeded his father in the Mosley baronetcy, 3 Dec, 1980.

Lord Ravensdale's eldest son, the Hon Shaun Mosley, who was b 5 Aug, 1949, died in 2009. The peerage, created in 1911, and the baronetcy, created in 1781, now pass to Shaun's eldest son, Daniel Nicholas Mosley, born 10 Oct, 1982.


Royal wedding for Alnwick Castle

_. The engagement was announced 2 March, 2017, between Lord Max Ralph Percy [b 26 May, 1990], second son of the 12th Duke of Northumberland  [b 16 Nov, 1956], of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland & the Duchess of Northumberland, & Princess Nora Amelie Claudia Christiana Maria Notgera Oettingen-Spielberg [born at Florida, USA, 10 June, 1990], 3rd daughter of Prince Albrecht Ernst Otto Joseph Maria Notger, F├╝rst zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg [b Munich, 7 Feb 1951], by his wife the former Angela Jank [b 20 Oct, 1951].