Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The 2nd Baron Wigram, MC, DL 1915-2017

_. Lieutenant-Colonel the Lord Wigram, MC, DL, 2nd baron, died at his home in Cirencester, 23 May, 2017. He was in his 102nd year.

Lord Wigram served King George V as a Page of Honour, 1925-32, Lieut-Col Grenadier Guards in WW2 (MC), Commanded the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards, 1955-56, &c.

George Neville Clive Wigram was born 2 Aug 1915, the son of the then Clive Wigram, assistant private secretary to HM King George V, by his wife the former Nora Mary Chamberlain (d 1956).

His father (1873-1960) was briefly Private Secretary to King George V 1935-Jan 1936, and was raised to the peerage as Baron Wigram, 25 June, 1935. The 1st Baron was also extra equerry & private secretary to King Edward VIII, and a Lord in Waiting to King George VI and to Queen Elizabeth II.

Neville Wigram succeeded his father, 3 Sept, 1960; he married 19 Jul 1941, Margaret Helen Thorne (d 1986), a granddaughter of the 2nd Baron Penrhyn, daughter of Gen Sir Augustus Thorne, by whom he had issue, a son and two daughters.

The peerage devolves upon his son, Maj The Hon Andrew Francis Clive Wigram, MVO (b 18 Mar 1949), sometime Extra Equerry to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

The funeral takes place at the Church of St Michael & All Angels, Poulton, Cirencester, Friday 23 June, 2017.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Carnegie/Crosbie Dawson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 May, 2017, between James D. Carnegie, youngest son of Mr Robert Carnegie and Mrs Anne Walsh, both of Bedfordshire, & Helen Amanda Crosbie Dawson (born 1989), younger daughter of Thomas Crosbie Dawson (descended from the Sutton baronets), by his wife the former Hon Katherine Jane Joicey (b 1959), daughter of the 4th Baron Joicey (1925-93).


Alice Beale 1918-2017

_. Alice Beale, who died 23 May, 2017, aged 99, was a scion of the Barons Vestey (Peerage of the UK, cr 1922).

She was the former Alice Vestey, born in 1918, daughter of the Hon George Vestey (1884-1968), by his wife the former Florence May Webster (d 1964), and was a granddaughter of the 1st Baron Vestey.

She married firstly, 1939, Flying Officer William Ernest Legard, RAF, scion of the Legard baronets, who was killed in action in 1940; married 2ndly, 1943, Col Basil Perry Beale, OBE, MC, DL (who d. 1967), and had issue from both marriages.

The funeral takes place at St Peter's Church, Southrop, Gloucestershire, 2 June, 2017.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hon Fiona Mary Allen (nee Fraser) 1941-2017

__. The Hon Fiona Mary Allen, who died 20 April, 2017, aged 75, was a scion of the Lords Lovat.

She was born Fiona Mary Fraser, 6 July, 1941, elder daughter of the 15th Lord Lovat, DSO, MC (1911-95), the famous World War II commando, who led his troops ashore on Sword Beach on D-Day, by his wife the former Rosamond Delves Broughton, scion of the baronets of that name; married 1982, Robin Richard Allen, a Financial Times journalist. No issue of the marriage. Her husband died in 2011.


3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG 1929-2017

__. The 3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG, diplomat, died 17 May, 2017. He was 87.

Lord Wraxall was Vice Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, 1982-86.

Eustace Hubert Beilby Gibbs was born 3 July, 1929, a younger son of the 1st Baron Wraxall (1873-1931) by his second wife, the former Hon Ursula Mary Lawley (1888-1979), a daughter of the 6th Baron Wenlock; married firstly, 1957, Evelyn Veronica Scott (1935-2003), by whom he had issue, three sons and two daughters; married secondly, 2006, Mrs Caroline Mary Feilden, dau of Sir Henry Burder. He succeeded as 3rd Baron Wraxall on the death of his elder brother, 19 July, 2001.

Lord Wraxall is succeeded in the family honours by his eldest son, the Hon Antony Hubert Gibbs, who was born 19 Aug, 1958.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Margaret Viscountess Thurso (died 2017)

__. Margaret Viscountess Thurso, who has died at her home in Thurso, aged 98, was the widow of the 2nd Viscount Thurso (1922-95).

She was the former Margaret Beaumont Robertson, daughter of Colonel Josiah Robertson, DSO, MBE, of Norwood, Wick, Caithness, and married (1) Lt Guy Brokensha, RN, DSC, & (2) 14 Feb, 1952, Robin Macdonald Sinclair, who succeeded his father, 15 June, 1970, as 2nd Viscount Thurso. Her husband died in June, 1995.

The funeral takes place at Thurso West Church, Thursday 25 May, 2017.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Hon Grizelda Jane Grimond (1942-2017)

_. The Hon Grizelda Grimond, who has died aged 75, was a daughter of the former Liberal party leader Jo Grimond, later life peer as Lord Grimond, PC.

She was born in 1942, the only daughter of Jo Grimond (d 1993), by his wife the former Laura Bonham Carter, scion of that landed family. From a relationship with the film and stage director Tony Richardson she leaves a daughter, Katherine, who was born in 1973.

Grizelda's brother, John Grimond, married Roberta Fleming, scion of that landed family of Nettlebed, daughter of Peter Fleming and the great actress Dame Celia Johnson.

The funeral takes place at St Bartholemew's Church, Nettlebed, Oxon, 25 May, 2017.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hon Guy Claude Patrick Wingfield 1940-2018

_. The Hon Guy Claude Patrick Wingfield, who died at his home in California, 16 May, 2017, aged 76, was a scion of the Viscounts Powerscourt, the second son of the 9th Viscount Powerscourt (1905-73), by his wife the former Sheila Claude Beddington (died 1992).

Guy Wingfield was the heir presumptive to his nephew, the 11th Viscount Powerscourt.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Simon Malcolm Constable-Maxwell-Scott (1939-2017)

_. Simon Malcolm Maxwell-Scott, who died 14 May, 2017, aged 78, was a scion of the Lords Herries of Terregles, and a cousin of the late Duchess of Norfolk.

He was born in 1939, son of Herbert Francis Joseph Constable-Maxwell-Scott (1891-1962), by his wife the former Eileen Josephine Smail; married in 1962, Moyne Gore, by whom he had issue. He is survived by Mrs Maxwell-Scott and three daughters, Amanda, Fiona and Joanna.

Requiem Mass takes place at Ampleforth Abbey, 1 June, 2017.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Susan Lady Lawson-Tancred (1934-2017)

_. Susan Lady Lawson-Tancred, who died 14 May, 2017, aged 83, was the second wife, and widow, of Sir Henry Lawson-Tancred, 10th Baronet (1924-2010), and was a scion of the Cayley baronets.

She was born Susan Dorothy Marie Gabrielle Cayley, 19 March, 1934, second of the seven daughters of Sir Kenelm Cayley, 10th Baronet (1896-1967), by his wife the former Frances Elizabeth Edwyna Brewis; and married 1stly, 17 Sept, 1955, Maldwin Andrew Cyril Drummond (1932-2017), scion of the Earls of Perth, from whom she was divorced. Her second marriage was to Sir Henry Lawson-Tancred, 10th Bt, who died 28 March, 2010.

Her former husband died on 18 Feb, 2017. From her first marriage she leaves two daughters, Frederica and Annabella.

The funeral takes place at All Saints' Church, Brompton-by-Sawdon, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, 22 May, 2017.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Baron Thomas of Swynnerton (1931-2017)

__. The Baron Thomas of Swynnerton, who has died aged 85, was an acclaimed historian of the Hispanic world and one of the salon success stories of Margaret Thatcher’s years in office when he served as chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS); yet the unyielding principles that had commended him to her eventually led to a parting of the ways as the Conservative Party embarked on a period of internecine strife over Europe, says the Daily Telegraph.

Hugh Swynnerton THOMAS was s of Hugh Whitelegge THOMAS CMG (1887-1960) and Margery Augusta Angelo SWYNNERTON (1894-2000). He m Hon Vanessa Mary JEBB (b 1931) d of 1st Baron GLADWYN GCMG GCVO CB (1900-96) and Cynthia (1898-1990, d of Sir Saxon William Armstrong NOBLE 3rd Bt (1863-1942)), and had two sons and a dau. He was cr a LP 1981 as Baron THOMAS OF SWYNNERTON, of Notting Hill in Greater London.

Caspar Joseph Hungerford Pollen (b 2017)

__. Candida Pollen (nee Langdon, b 1984), wife of Andrew Francis Pollen (b 1982), scion of the Pollen baronets, gave birth to a son, Caspar Joseph Hungerford, 29 Apr, 2017.

Andrew Francis Pollen (b 1982) is 2nd s Sir Richard John Hungerford POLLEN 8th Bt (b 1946) and Christianne Mary (b Sept 1951, reg Surrey) d of Sir William Godfrey AGNEW KCVO CB (1913-95, sometime Clerk to the Privy Council) and Ruth Mary MOORE (1918-62), scion of that Irish gentry family of Mooresfort, co Tipperary, and gd of 9th Earl of DENBIGH.

He m 2014 Candida Clare (b 1984 reg Q1 Surrey) d of John Richard Darbey LANGDON (b c1946 reg Q1 Surrey) of Petworth, Sussex, and Clarissa Anne (b 1949 reg Q4 Kensington) d of (Arthur) Timothy SHERSTON (1916-77) of Petworth, West Sussex and Felicity M F DIGBY (b 1923).


Wilfred Sonny Richmond-Watson (b 2017)

_. Laura Mary Richmond-Watson (nee Innes, b 1987), wife of Mark William Richmond-Watson (b 1987), gave birth to a son, Wilfred Sonny, 1 May, 2017.
Mark Richmond-Watson (b 1987 reg Q3 London) s of Colin Woodrow RICHMOND-WATSON (b 1951), scion of that gentry family of Brightwell Park, by his 1984 m (reg Q3 Worcestershire) to Penelope J (b 1957), d of Robin Norman CADBURY JP (b 1925), scion of that gentry family of Northfield, and Rosemary Jayne d of H Kenneth EASTON of Warwickshire.
He m 2015 Laura Mary (b 1987) d of Peter David INNES (b 1952), scion of the WESTBURY barons, and Carolyn Ann Darley (b 1956 reg Q2 Oxfordshire) d of Julian BLACKWELL of Appleton, Oxfordshire and Jocelyn D WYKEHAM

Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Priory (died 2017)

__. The Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Priory, who died 8 May, 2017, aged 90, was sometime veterinary surgeon to the Queen's Household.

He was s of William George Lawson SOULSBY (1897-1973) and Agnes Mabel (1910-78) d of Sam HOLLIDAY (1879-1947) and Rose MOTH (1878-1950).

He m 1st 1950 Margaret D MACDONALD and had a son and a dau.

He m 2nd 1962 Georgina Elizabeth Annette (1930-2014) d of John Whitmore WILLIAMS and Ethel F M LINES.


Henry Tempest (1924-2017)

_. Henry Tempest, who died from kidney failure, 6 May, 2017, aged 93, was head of that ancient Catholic dynasty, seated at Broughton Hall, near Skipton, North Yorkshire.

He was born in 1924, the second son of Col Roger Stephen TEMPEST CMG DSO (1876-1948), sometime head of the gentry family of that name of Broughton Hall, and Valerie Arthur GLOVER (1889-1978).

He succ as head and to the estate on the death of his elder brother, Stephen Tempest, in 1970. He m 1957 Janet Evelyn Mary (b 1930 reg Q2 Hertford) d of Harold LONGTON and Evelyn R WEST, and had 2 sons and 3  daus.

His elder son, Roger Henry (b 1963) succeeds him as family head, and has run the estate since 1988. Roger Tempest m 1991 (reg Q1 North Yorkshire) Sara Catherine (Kitty) (b 1963 reg Q3 Lancashire) d of Richard Coulthurst NORTH (1932-76) and his former wife Susan Hare (later Lady Kimber, wife of Sir Timothy Kimber 4th Bt (d 2012)) d of J K BROOKS of Hillcrest, Silverdale, Lancashire.


Nicholas John Fitzherbert-Brockholes (1933-2017)

_. Nicholas John Fitzherbert-Brockholes, who died 6 May, 2017, aged 83, was a scion of that landed family.

He was s of Cuthbert FITZHERBERT-BROCKHOLES (1899-1975), scion of the gentry family of that name of Claughton, and Barbara Maria Manuela SCROPE, scion of the gentry family of that name of Danby. He m Theresia (Terez) Maria (b 1941, *see note below) d of Gyula Julius Maria Anton Joseph, Graf SZAPARY, and Adele, Grafin HADIK VON FUTAK and had a son, Henry (journalist) and a dau.

(*Countess Terez and HRH Princess Michael of Kent are 4th cousins through their common descent from Joseph Szapáry (1754-1822)). 


John Vestey (1929-2017)

_. John (Johnny) Vestey, who died 10 May, 2017, was a scion of the Vestey baronets, a grandson of the 1st bart.

He was born in 1929, a son of William Vestey (1902-71), by his wife the former Ursula Frances Bowring Skimming; married 1958 (div 1977) Felicity Gay Crawford; married 2ndly, Christl. He leaves five daughters from his first union.


Florence Anne Windsor-Clive (b 2017)

__. Elizabeth Windsor-Clive (nee Watson), wife of the Hon Frederick John Richard Windsor-Clive, scion of the Earls of Plymouth, gave birth to a daughter, Florence Anne, 22 Apr, 2017.

Frederick is the second son of Viscount Windsor (heir to the earldom) , and he married in 2014, Elizabeth Sophie Watson, dau of Peter WATSON of Tregarne Mill, St Keverne, Cornwall.


Duff Gordon/Griffiths engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 13 May, 2017, between Frederick Samuel Douglas Duff Gordon (b 1981), scion of the Duff Gordon baronets, son of Sir Andrew Duff Gordon, 8th Baronet (b 1933), by his second wife the former Eveline (Evie) Virginia Soames (b 1947), & Charlotte Victoria Griffiths (born 1984), only daughter of Nigel Griffiths, by his wife the former Fiona Malcolm.


Rusted/Rigby engagement

__. The engagement was announced 13 May 2017, between Jamie Rusted (b 1989), elder son of Ian G Rusted (b 1949), of Cambridge, by his wife the former Linda J Howard, & Eloise Jennifer Rigby (b 1989), dau of Capt Martin Paul RIGBY (b 1955 reg Q4 Surrey, s of John J RIGBY and Teresa KEANE) and his former w Jennifer Mary CHETWYND-TALBOT (b 1958), scion of the SHREWSBURY & WATERFORD earls.


Anthony David Arnold William Forbes, MBE (1938-2017)

_. Anthony David Arnold William Forbes, MBE, who has died, was a step-son of the 6th Marquess of Exeter, and scion of the Forbes of Callandar landed family.

He was born in 1938, son of Lt-Col. David Forbes (1907-43), by his wife the former Diana Mary Henderson (1911-82), scion of the Barons Faringdon. His mother later married, as his second wife, the 6th Marquess of Exeter (he d. 1981).

Anthony Forbes married 1stly1962 (div 1973) Virginia June (b 1941) d of Sir Leonard ROPNER 1st Bt (1895-1977) and Esme ROBERTSON (1909-96), and had a son and a dau. He m 2nd 1973 (as her 2nd husband) Belinda Mary (b 1937) d of Sir Hardman Alexander Mort EARLE 5th Bt (1902-79) and Maie DRAGE (1906-86).


Primrose (Rosie) Stirling (d 2017)

_. Primrose (Rosie) Stirling, who died 9 May, 2017, was the second wife, and widow, of William Henry Stirling (1926-82).

She was a daughter of Maj William Francis Butler, 13th/18th Royal Hussars, and married William Stirling in 1968.There were two daughters of the marriage, Alice Camilla (1975-2013), and Laura Caroline (b 1979). Her husband, who died 25 Dec, 1982, aged 56, was a son of Brig James Stirling (d 1968), by his wife the former Evelyn Alice Beatrix Cavendish,  a granddaughter maternally of the 9th Duke of Leeds.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Chieveley, Wednesday 24 May, 2017.


Rev Nicholas David Stacey [d 2017]

_. The Rev Nicholas David Stacey, who died 8 May, 2017, was a son-in-law of the late 2nd Viscount Bridgeman.

He was a son of David Henry Stacey (1901-86), of Knaphill Manor, Chobham, Surrey, by his wife the former Isobel Part (1900-980, & married in 1955, the Hon Anne Caroline Mary Bridgeman (1932-2016), dau of the 2nd Viscount Bridgeman, &c.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sir John Whitmore, 2nd Baronet 1937-2017

_. Sir John Whitmore, 2nd Baronet [cr UK 1954], died 28 April, 2017.
He was born 16 Oct, 1937, the son of Sir Francis Whitmore, 1st Baronet, KCB, CMG (1872-1962), by his wife the former Ellis Christense Johnsen, and succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's demise. 12 June, 1962; married 1stly, 2 Nov, 1962 [div 1969] , Ella Gunilla, daughter of Direktor Sven A. Hansson, of Sweden; married 2ndly, 1977, Diana Becchetti. He leaves a daughter, Tina, from the first marriage, and a son, Jason, from the second marriage, who was born 26 January, 1983, and is unm. The son succeeds as third baronet.



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Eliza Sahara Rose Meysey-Thompson (b 2017)

_. Lucy Meysey-Thompson (nee Asplin), wife of James Leo Charles Meysey-Thompson (b 1979), descended from the Meysey-Thompson Baronets (cr 1874), gave birth to a daughter, Eliza Sahara Rose, 1 May, 2017, a sister for Kit & Xander.

James Meysey-Thompson is a son of the late Mark Kennedy Meysey-Thompson (1949-87) by his wife the former Catherine Diana Jane Herdman-Newton (now Mrs Rupert Nickols) and stepson of Mr Rupert Nickols, of Spellow Hill, North Yorkshire, and Lucy Meysey-Thomspon is a daughter of the late Mr A.J.B. Asplin and of Mrs Asplin, of Kilrenny, Fife.

Sir Harry Stephen Meysey-Thompson, 1st Bt (1809-74) = Elizabeth Croft
(Croft Bt)
Arthur Herbert Meysey-Thompson (1852-1950) =Horatia Williamson
(Williamson Bt)
Sylvia Dorothy Meysey-Thompson (d 1968) = Capt Aubrey Leo Kennedy
(Ailsa, M)
Elizabeth Dorothy Kennedy (b 9 August 1922) = (1) Charles Russell-
Mark Kennedy Russell-Scarr (who assumed by deed poll, 1978) the
surname of Meysey-Thompson
(1949-87) =Catherine Herdman-Newton
James Leo Charles Meysey-Thompson
(b 1979)


Warrilow-Wilson/Bridgeman engagement

_. The engagement was announced 8 May, 2017, between Dr Philip Warrilow-Wilson, elder son of Mr & Mrs Simon Wilson, of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, & the Lady Alicia Rose Bridgeman (b 1990), daughter of the 7th Earl of Bradford (b 1947), of Weston Park, Shropshire, by his first wife the former Joanne Elizabeth Miller (now Mrs Philip Porter,Hungerford, Berks).