Saturday, July 29, 2017

Arthur Theodore Sonsino (born 2017)

_. Lucia Jane Sonsino (nee Heriot Maitland, born 1981) scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, and wife of William Sonsino, gave birth to a son, Arthur Theodore, 19 June, 2017, a brother for Lily and Ralph.

William Sonsino is the younger son of Mr and Mrs Victor Sonsino, of Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, and Lucia Sonsino is the eldest daughter of Lewis Dalgleish Heriot Maitland, TD (b. 1943), of Errol Park, Perthshire, by his wife, the former Prudence Jane Norris.

Edward Julius George Boscawen (b 2017)

_. Emilia Boscawen (nee Falcetti) wife of (Evelyn George) William Boscawen (b 1 Oct 1979), scion of the Viscounts Falmouth, gave birth to a son, Edward Julius George, 5 July, 2017, a brother for Evelyn (Evo).

William Boscawen is a son of the Hon Evelyn Arthur Hugh Boscawen (b 13 May 1955), of Cornwall, by his 1st wife the former Lucia Caroline Vivian~Neal {now Mrs Davod Borradaile}, of Dorset, & Emilia is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Fabrizio Falcetti, of Rome.

William Boscawen is the grandson and heir but one to the 9th Viscount Falmouth.


Prescott/Bainton engagement

__. The engagement was announced 30 July, 2017, between James L.B. Prescott, son of Mr & Mrs Stephen Prescott, of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, & Alice Elizabeth V. Bainton (born 1985), scion of the Earls of Sutherland (Peerage of Scotland cr circa 1235), daughter of the late John Vernon Bainton by his wife the former Lady Annabel Elizabeth Hélène Sutherland (b 1952), daughter of the late Charles Noel Janson by his wife the Countess of Sutherland (b 30 Mar 1921), 24th holder of the ancient peerage.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Freeland/Pelly engagement

_. The engagement was announced in July, 2017, between William Robert Freeland (b 1984), son of Mr Richard Freeland, of Toft Monks, Norfolk, by his wife (nee Munro), & Clare Elizabeth Pelly (b 1984), scion of the Pelly baronets, daughter of Mr (John) Henry Patrick Fuller Pelly (b 1953), of Fordcombe, Kent, by his wife the former Susan Elizabeth Briggs.


Briars/Hanbury engagement

_, The engagement was announced 27 July, 2017, between Mr Oliver H. Briars, son of the late Mr Christopher Briars and Mrs Charlotte Briars, of Privett, Hampshire, and Mary S. Hanbury, scion of that landed gentry family, younger daughter of Mr Daniel Thomas Cecil Hanbury (b 1946), of Turvey, Bedfordshire, by his late wife the former Celia M. Toiler.


Hon Robert Beauclerk Loder, CBE 1934-2017

_. The Hon Robert Loder, who died 22 July, 2017, aged 83, was a scion of the Barons Wakehurst.

Robert Beauclerk Loder was born 24 April, 1934, the third son of the 2nd Baron Wakehurst, KG, KCMG (1895-1970), by his wife the former Margaret Tennant, scion of the Barons Glenconner. Educated at Eton. Married 1973, Josette, daughter of Josef Bromovsky, by whom he had issue, three sons.

Robert Loder was sometime Chairman of the Mental Health Foundation and was apptd CBE in 1990.

The funeral will take place at St Mary's Church, Slaugham, West Sussex, Friday 4 Aug 2017.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

John Anthony Fitzherbert (d 2017)

__. John Anthony (Tony) Fitzherbert, scion of the Fitzherbert baronets, died 20 July, 2017.
He was a son of Norman Fitzherbert (1889-1961), a descendant of the Rev Alleyne Fitzherbert, 3rd son of the 3rd baronet.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Josiah Ralph Patrick Wedgwood 1924-2017

Josiah Ralph Patrick Wedgwood, who died 23 July, 2017, aged 93, was a scion of the Barons Wedgwood, and an American citizen for many years.

He was born 25 May, 1924, second son of the Hon Josiah Wedgwood, sometime chairman of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, by his wife the former Dorothy Mary Winser.

He married 25 Oct, 1943, Virginia Lloyd Hunt, daughter of Edward Eyre Hunt, of Washington DC,  by whom he had issue.


The Lady Antonia Dalrymple 1925-2017

_. The Lady Antonia Dalrymple, who died at the Cluny Lodge Nursing Home, Edinburgh, 15 July, 2017, aged 91, was a scion of the Earls of Galloway, and the widow of Sir Mark Dalrymple, Bt.

She was born Lady Antonia Marian Amy Isabel Stewart, 3 Dec, 1925, daughter of the 12th Earl of Galloway (1892-1978), by his wife the former Philippa Fendall Wendell (who d 1974); married 5 Apr, 1946, Sir (Charles) Mark Dalrymple, 3rd Baronet (1915-71). No issue of the marriage.

The family seat was at Newhailes, Musselburgh, Midlothian.

The funeral takes place at Seafield Crematorium, Edinburgh, Tuesday 1 Aug, 2017.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Marriage: Earl of Ancram and Lady Jane Fitzalan Howard

India Isabel Astor (b 2017)

_. Lohralee Astor (nee Stutz), wife of the Hon William Waldorf Astor (b 1979), gave birth to a daughter, India Isabel, 10 July, 2017, a sister for William (b 2012), Allegra (b 2013), and Conrad (b 2016).

The Hon William Astor is son and heir of the 4th Viscount Astor.


Herbert Charles Heathcoat Amory (b 2017)

__. Rosanna Amy Heathcoat Amory (b 1985), wife of Toby Derick Heathcoat Amory (b 1985), scion of the baronets of that name, gave birth to a son, Herbert Charlres, 21 June, 2017, a brother for Cecily, who was b 2015.

Toby is a son of Capt Charles Heathcoat Amory (1945-2016) by his first wife the former Harmony Joanna Lyell.

Rosanna Heathcoat Amory is a descendant of the Ropner baronets.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hon Ian David Whitemore Chant-Sempill 1951-2017

_. The Hon Ian David Whitemore Chant-Sempill, died at his home in Wiltshire, 6 July, 2017. He was 66.

He was born in 1951 a younger son of Lt-Col Stuart Whitemore Chant-Sempill (1927-91) by his wife The Lady Sempill (1920-95) a peeress in her own right, and holder of a Lordship created in 1489.

He married in 1980, Amanda Dallas (b 1955), daughter of John Anthony Dallas (1919-2003) by his wife Joyce, by whom he had issue, a son Hamish (b 1987), and a daughter, Clementine (b 1985).

The funeral takes place at St John's Church, Sutton  Veny, Friday 20 July, 2017.


Sir Savile Aylmer Burdett, 11th Baronet 1931-2017

_. Sir Savile Burdett, 11th Baronet, died 5 July, 2017. He was 85.
He was born 24 Sept, 1931, and succeeded his father, Sir Henry Burdett, MC, in 1943; married in 1962, June Elizabeth Campbell Rutherford, dau of Dr James Mackay Rutherford, by whom he had issue, a son, Crispin Peter, and a daughter, Felicity Susan. The son, Crispin, who was born 8 Feb, 1967, inherits the baronetcy, which was created by Charles II in 1665.

Percy/Oettingen-Spielberg marriage

_. The marriage took place 15 July, 2017, at Maria Himmelfarht, Chapel, Hirschbrunn, Germany, 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, Fürst zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg [b Munich, 7 Feb 1951], by his wife the former Angela Jank [b 20 Oct, 1951].


Monday, July 10, 2017

Obituary: Philip Sherrard

William Birch Reynardson, CBE 1923-2017

_. William Robert Ashley Birch Reynardson, CBE, of that landed family, of Ardwell, Co Oxford, a former High Sheriff of Oxfordshire (in 1974), died 4 July, 2017, aged 93.

He was the son of Henry Birch Reynardson; married in 1950, Nik, daughter of General Sir Thomas Humphreys, by whom he had a son, Thomas, who was High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 2015, a daughter, Clare, High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 2014, and Juliet.