Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sir Robert Bruce-Gardner, 3rd Baronet (1943-2017)

__. Sir Robert Bruce-Gardner, 3rd Baronet, has died at the age of 74.

Robert Henry Bruce-Gardner was born 10th June, 1943, only son of Sir Douglas Bruce-Gardner, 2nd Baronet, by his first wife the former Monica Flummerfelt Jefferson, dau of Prof Sir Geoffrey Jefferson, CBE, FRS; married 1979, Veronica Ann Hand-Oxborrow, daughter of the late Rev. W.E. Hand, by whom he had issue.

Sir Robert is succeeded in the baronetcy (cr UK 1945), by his son, Thomas Edmund Peter, born 28 January, 1982.


Anthony Charles Gordon-Lennox 1969-2017

_. Anthony Charles Gordon-Lennox, who died 7 October, 2017, aged 48, was a scion of the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon, and a first cousin of the current duke.

He was born 29 April, 1969, the son of Lord Nicholas Gordon-Lennox, KCMG, KCVO (1931-2004), by his wife the former Mary Williamson, LVO (b 1934), sometime Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy, scion of the Williamson baronets. Mr Gordon-Lennox was unmarried.

HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy was present & the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were represented by Mr James Lowther-Pinkerton, HRH's equerry, at Gordon Lennox's Thanksgiving service at Southwark Cathedral, 6 Dec, 2017.


Orr-Ewing/Eadie engagement

__. The engagement was announced 31 October, 2017, between Edward A. Orr-Ewing (born 1990), scion of the Orr Ewing baronets, son of the Hon Malcolm Archie Orr-Ewing (b 1946), of Syresham, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Clare Mary Flood, & Olivia Anne Eadie (born 1990), elder daughter of Colonel David Eadie, of Newton Toney, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Camilla F. Beale.


Herbert Robin Cayzer (born 2017)

__. Allison Cayzer (nee Boynton), wife of the Hon Herbert Robin (Bertie) Cayzer (b 10 Jul 1989), scion of the Barons Rotherwick, gave birth to a son, Herbert Robin, in Boston, Mass., United States, 13 October, 2017.

The Hon Bertie Cayzer is the son and heir of (Herbert) Robin Cayzer, 3rd Baron Rotherwick (Peerage of the UK, cr 1939), of Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, by his former wife the former Sara Jane McAlpine (scion of the McAlpine Bts).


Friday, October 27, 2017

Maj. Nicholas Michael Lancelot Barne, CVO (d 2017)

_. Maj Nicholas Michael Lancelot Barne, CVO, who died 21 October, 2017, aged 73, was sometime private secretary to HRH The Duke of Gloucester, and a descendant of the Orr-Ewing baronets.

He married in 1974, the Hon Janet Elizabeth Maclean (b 1944), daughter of Sir Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean, 11th Bt, The Baron Maclean, KT (life peerage ext 1990), sometime Lord Chamberlain to HM The Queen, by whom he had issue, two sons, Alasdair and Hamish.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The 3rd (and last) Viscount Churchill, OBE 1934-2017

__. The 3rd Viscount Churchill, OBE, investment banker, died 18 October, 2017. He was 83.

Victor George Spencer was born posthumously, 31 July, 1934, son of the 1st Viscount Churchill, GCVO (1864-1934), sometime Lord Chamberlain to King Edward VII, by his second wife the former Christine McRae Sinclair (later Lady Oliphant); succeeded to the Viscouncty and Barony of Churchill on the death of his half-brother, the 2nd Viscount, 21 Dec, 1973; unmarried.

The viscountcy of Churchill (created in 1902) now becomes extinct. The 3rd Viscount is succeeded in the barony of Churchill (created in 1815) by his second cousin once removed, Richard Harry Ramsay Spencer, born 11 Oct, 1926, who becomes the 6th Baron Churchill.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Lady Jean Sybil Violet Fforde 1920-2017

_. The Lady Jean Fforde, who died 13 October, 2017, aged 96, was a scion of the Dukes of Montrose, born in 1920, as Lady Jean Sybil Violet Graham, dau of the 6th Duke of Montrose (1878-1954), by his wife the former Lady Mary Louise Douglas-Hamilton (1884-1957), scion of the Dukes of Hamilton; married 1947 (div 1957)Col John Patrick Ilbert Fforde, CBE (1910-93), by wehom she had issue, one son, Charles John Graham Fforde, born 1948.


Laurence Alfred Douglas Hope Henderson (b 2017)

_. Cecily Henderson (nee Breese), wife of Alexander Storm David Hope Henderson (born 1982), scion of the Barons Faringdon, gave birth to a son, Laurence Alfred Douglas Hope, 13 Oct, 2017.


Sturgis/Kent marriage

__. The marriage took place 22 Sept, 2017, between Toby Russell Sturgis (born 1947), son of Maj Peter Sturgis (1914-86) by his wife the former Rachel Sybil Borthwick (1914-98) scion of the baronets of that name, and Mrs Anna Christine Kent, of Dauntsey, co Wilts.


Ponsonby/Sutton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 Oct, 2017, between Frederick Edward Ponsonby (born 1986), scion of the Ponsonby baronets, younger son of Sir Charles Ponsonby, 3rd Baronet (b 1951) of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Mary Priscilla Bromey Davenport, scion of that landed family, & Joanna Kate Sutton (born 1987), daughter of Robert Hiles Sutton (b 1954), of Newton Valence, Hampshire, by his wife the former Carola Jane Dewey (b 1955), scion of the Dewey baronets.


(John) Christopher Alastair Buchan-Hepburn 1963-2017

_. (John) Christopher Alastair Buchan-Hepburn, who died 11 October, 2017, aged 54, was a scion of the Buchan-Hepburn baronets and heir apparent to that baronetcy, born 9 March, 1963, son of Sir (John) Alastair Trant Kidd Buchan-Hepburn of Smeaton Hepburn, 7th Baronet (born 27 June, 1931), by his wife the former Georgina Elizabeth Turner; married 1990, Andrea, daughter of Kenneth Unwin, by whom he had issue. His elder son, (John) James Christopher Thomas Buchan-Hepburn, who was born 1 Dec, 1992, is now the heir to the baronetcy (cr UK 1815).


Friday, October 06, 2017

Miss Mary Wellesley 1915-2017

__. Miss Mary Wellesley, who died 28 September, 2017, aged 102, was a scion of the Dukes of Wellington.

She was born posthumously, 8 January, 1915, second daughter of Capt Lord Richard Wellesley, of the Grenadier Guards (1879-1914), who was killed in action, 29 Oct, 1914, by his wife the former Louise Nesta Pamela FitzGerald (died 1946),, daughter of Sir Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Baronet, CVO, 20th Knight of Kerry. Her mother married secondly, in 1917, her first husband's brother, Major Lord George Wellesley (1889-1967).

Mary Wellesley was a granddaughter of the 4th Duke of Wellington, KG, GCVO (1849-1934). She was unmarried.


Boscawen/Dyer engagement

__. The engagement was announced 6 October, 2017, between Veryan John Hugh Boscawen (born 1987), scion of the Viscounts Falmouth, elder son of Colonel Hugh Geoffrey Robert Boscawen (born 1954), by his wife the former Alexandra Mary-Monique Eden, & Tamara C. Dyer, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Leslie Dyer.


Cotton/Bridges engagement

_. The engagement was announced 6 October, 2017, between Edward D. Cotton, elder son of Mr Neil Cotton, of Fernhurst, west Sussex, and Mrs Christine Cotton, of Poole, Dorset, & the Hon Camilla Frances Iona Bridges (born 1985), middle daughter of the 3rd Baron Bridges (born 25 Jul 1954), of Berwick St John, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Angela Margaret Collinson.


Cleopatra Frederica Madeline von Westenholz (b 2017)

__. To Caroline Anna Christine Sieber and Frederick Patrick Piers von Westenholz, a daughter, Cleopatra Drederica Madeline, born 29 September, 2017, a sister for Electra, who was born 15 Dec, 2015.


Burke/Kennedy engagement

__. The engagement was announced 5 Oct, 2017, between Daniel J. Burke, son of Marshall and Carol Burke, of Ohio, United States, and the Lady Alicia-Jane Lesley Kennedy (born 1981), daughter of the 8th Marquess of Ailsa (1956-2015), by his wife the former Dawn Leslie Anne Keen.


Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Pamela Lady Blunden (d 2017)

__. Pamela Lady Blunden, who died 15 September, 2017, aged 94, was the widow of the 6th Baronet, of Castle Blunden, Kilkenny, Ireland, who died in 1985. She was the former Pamela Purser.

Funeral Service to be held at St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny on 29th September 2017.


Thomas Patrick Milne Home (b 2017)

__. Katherine Elizabeth Jane Milne Home (nee Wright, b 1984), wife of Michael John Milne Home (b 1981), scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Thomas Patrick, 14 September, 2017.

Michael John (b 1981 reg Kirkcaldy ref 421/688) s of Patrick George A. MILNE HOME, scion of the Scots gentry family HOME-ROBERTSON (formerly Milne Home) of Wedderburn and Paxton, by his 1975 m (reg Huntly ref 317/46) to (Grace) Caroline (b 1951 reg Aberdeen Southern Districk ref 168/2 566) d of J A INGLEBY of Invermarkie, Glass, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

He m c2015 Katherine Elizabeth Jane (b 1984) d of Malcolm WRIGHT and Sylvia Araby Jane (b 1954, d of Nicholas Cole McCLINTOCK CBE (1916-2001), scion of the Irish gentry family of that name and of the Scots ELPHINSTONE family, and Pamela Sylvia MANSEL (b 1926), scion of the Bts of that name).


Hon Rose Wynsome Monckton 1937-2017

_. The Hon Rose Monckton, who died 23 September, 2017, aged 80, was a scion of the Viscounts Galway.

She was born Rose Wynsome Monckton, 11 March, 1937, daughter of the 11th Viscount (1900-80), by his wife, the former Kathleen Joyce Musgrave (1903-75), scion of the Musgrave baronets. Unmarried.

 Funeral Service to be held at St Peter & St Paul Church, Chiselborough, Somerset, Friday 13 Oct, 2017.


Lady Paulina Mary Louise Hadley 1930-2017

__. The Lady Paulina Hadley, who died 25 September, 2017, aged 87, was a scion of the Earls of Cottenham.

She was born Lady Paulina Mary Louise Pepys, 14 June, 1930, second daughter of the 6th Earl of Cottenham (1903-43), by his wife the former Sybil Venetia Taylor (who was later Countess of Devon, wife of the 17th Earl); married 1973, Denis Bernard Hadley.

The funeral is at St Clement's Church, Powderham, Devon, Monday 30 October, 2017.


Hon Catherine Frances Lilian Bream (d 2017)

__. The Hon Catherine Bream (nee Berry), who died 27 September, 2017, was a scion of the Viscounts Kemsley, daughter of the 2nd Viscount (1909-99) by his wife the former Lady Helen Candida Hay (1913-2011), scion of the Marquesses of Tweeddale.

She married in 1969, Richard Douglas Fowler Bream (b 1936), by whom she had issue.

 Funeral Service will be held at St Mary the Virgin, Osgathorpe on 16th October, 2017.


Henry Wolfe Bullock-Webster (born 2017)

__. Lucinda Jane Bullock-Webster (nee Tar, born 1981), wife of Captain James Richard H.L. Bullock-Webster, Irish Guards,. (b 1981)— gave birth to a son, Henry Wolfe, 18 September, 2017, in London, a brother for Evelyn & Pandora.

Capt Bullock-Webster is the only son of Lieutenant Colonel Robin James Stirling Bullock-Webster (b 1944), of South Kensington, by his wife the former Maria Della BuenaƱo.

Lucinda Bullock-Webster is the younger daughter of Major (Leslie) Christopher Tar, of Compton, Devon, by his wife the former Jacqueline Westaway.

Capt Bullock-Webster's mother married 1stly 1971, the 6th Earl Cowley (1946-75), who collapsed and died suddenly whilst playing squash at the age of 29. Maria Countess Cowley married Lt-Col Robin Bullock-Webster in 1980. Capt B-W has 2 half-sisters, Lady Alexia Wellesley, b 1973, and Lady Caroline Wellesley b 1976 (posthumously).


Eloise Alexandra Baring/Henry Windham Rowland Baring (born 2017)

__. Jennifer M. Baring (nee Wredberg), wife of Rowley (Dan) Mark Thomas Baring (b 1977), scion of the Earls of Cromer (cr 1901), gave birth to twins, a daughter, Eloise Alexandra, and a son, Henry Windham Rowland, 6 September, 2017.

Rowley Baring, sometime Page of Honour to HM Queen Elizabeth II, is the elder son of the Hon Vivian John Rowland Baring (b 1950), of Gloucestershire, by his wife (and cousin) the former Lavinia Gweneth Baring.

Jennifer Baring is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs Lars Wredberg, of Vienna, Austria.

Rowley Baring is a grandson of the late 3rd Earl of Cromer. His mother, Lavinia, was Lady-in-Waiting to Diana, Princess of Wales, 1981-92.


Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Lord Roger David Manners 1925-2017

__. Lord Roger Manners, who has died aged 92, was a scion of the Dukes of Rutland, born 23 September, 1925, third son of the 9th Duke of Rutland (1886-1940).

His mother was the former Kathleen Tennant (who died in 1989), scion of the Barons Glenconner.

Lord Roger, who lived at Heddington, Wiltshire, married 8 March, 1965, Finola St Lawrence Daubeney, by whom he had two daughters, Moira, born in 1966, and Phoebe, who was born in 1968.

The funeral takes place 18 Oct, 2017, at Belvoir Castle, seat of his nephew, the 11th Duke of Rutland.


Sunday, October 01, 2017

Sonia Gabrielle Murphy [nee Bowes-Lyon] 1922-2017

_. Sonia Gabrielle Murphy [nee Bowes-Lyon], who died 30 September, 2017, was a scion of the Earls of Strathmore & Kinghorne. She was a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

She was born 1 October, 1922, daughter of Capt Hubert Ernest Bowes-Lyon [1883-1959], by his second wife the former Margaret Mary Nuttall [died 1966].

Her grandfather, the Hon Ernest Bowes-Lyon [1858-91], was a younger brother of the 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne [1855-1944], the Queen Mother's father.

She married 15 May, 1948, Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Otteran Murphy, MBE.


Obituary: Brigadier Algy Parsons

12th Viscount Galway 1922-2017

_. The 12th Viscount Galway died 30 September, 2017. He was 94.

George Rupert Monckton, later Monckton-Arundell, was born 13 Oct, 1922, son of Flight-Lt Philip Marmaduke Mockton, RCAF (1892-1965) by his wife the former Lavender O'Hara; succeeded to the viscountcy, in the peerage of Ireland, upon his cousin's death, 30 January, 1980.

He married 12 Oct, 1944, Fiona Margaret Taylor (who died in 2010), by whom he had issue, a son, and three daughters.

The peerages (the viscountcy and a barony), devolve upon his Lordship's only son, the Hon [John] Philip Monckton-Arundell, who was born 8 April, 1952.


Obituary: Viscount Barrington