Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sir Brian Patrick McMahon, 8th Baronet 1942-2018

_. Sir Brian McMahon, 8th Baronet, died 30 January, 2018, at his home in South Africa.

Brian Patrick McMahon was born 9 June, 1942, the elder son of Sir William Patrick McMahon, 7th Baronet [1900-1977], by his wife the former Ruth Stella Kenyon-Slaney [1909-82], scion of the Barons Kenyon.

He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father, 5 January, 1977.

Sir Brian married in 1981 [divorced 1991], Kathleen Joan Hopwood. No issue of the marriage.

Sir Brian was predeceased by his younger brother, and heir presumptive, Shaun Desmond McMahon, and the title, created in 1817, now passes to a nephew, Patrick John Westropp McMahon, who was born 7 February, 1988.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Oscar George Doyne Vigors (born 2018)

_. Flora Vigors (born 1983) wife of Nicholas Desmond D. Vigors (born 1983), and scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, gave birth to a son, Oscar George Doyne, in Baden, 26 January, 2018.

Nick Vigors, scion of the Irish landed family of that name, is the eldest son of Mr Patrick Mervyn Doyne Vigors, of London, and Mrs Patrick Vigors (nee Dinah F. Burrows), of Stapleford, Wiltshire.

Flora Vigors  is a daughter of David Henry Charles Gordon Lennox (b 1935), of Saxham Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, by his wife the former Elizabeth Stirling, daughter of Sir William Gurdon Stirling, GCB, CBE, DSO.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Scarlett Rose Miller (b 2018)

Lara Jade Miller (nee Slazenger), wife of David Edward Benyon Brooke Miller (born 1978), has given birth to a daughter, Scarlett Rose, in Dublin, a sister for Nathaniel, Patrick, Martha and Charlie.

David Miller is a son of Dr (Thomas) Nigel MILLER and Hon Honor Leslie Brooke BROOKE (b 1941) d of the LP Baron BROOKE OF CUMNOR (d 1984) and sister of the LP Baron BROOKE OF SUTTON MANDEVILLE CH. He m 2002 Lara Jade d of Peter SLAZENGER of Enniskerry, co Wicklow.


Eliza Jemima Lovett (born 2018)

__. Jessica Clare Lovett (nee Palmer-Tomkinson, born 1985), wife of Thomas (Tom) A. Lovett, gave birth to a daughter, Eliza Jemima, 24 January, 2018.

Tom Lovett is the son of Neil Lovett, of North Leigh, Co Oxford. Jessica is a daughter of Jeremy James PALMER-TOMKINSON (b 1943), scion of the TOMKINSON gentry family formerly of Franche Hall, and of the SMITH gentry family of Midhurst, by his 1982 m (reg Q3 London) to Clare Jemima LEVESON (b 1948, d of Arthur Edmund LEVESON (1908-81, scion of the DUFFERIN & AVA barons, DARNLEY & CHICHESTER earls, AILESBURY marquesses, LEEDS dukes etc) of Ropley, Hampshire and Margaret Ruth MAUDE (1920-2012)).


Monday, January 22, 2018

Jack Brooksbank/Princess Eugenie of York engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 January, 2018, 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, and the late Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy.
Jack is a great-great grandson of the 2nd Earl of Leicester.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Jennifer Baroness Plunket 1929-2018

_. Jennifer Baroness Plunket, who died 20 January, 2018, aged 88, was the widow of the 8th Baron Plunket (1925-2013).

She was the former Jennifer Bailey Southwell, daughter of Bailey Southwell of Crocodile Leap Farm, Olivenhourpoort, South Africa, and married the then Hon Robin Rathmore Plunket, 8 Nov, 1951. Her husband was a younger son of the 6th Baron Plunket (1899-1938), by his wife the former Dorothe Mabel Lewis. Her husband succeeded his brother in the peerage, 28 May, 1975, and died 16 Nov, 2013, when he was succeeded by his younger brother, Shaun, the present peer.

 Funeral at St Margaret's, Westminster on Monday 5th February 2018.


Caspian Hicks (b 2018)

_. Katalina Hicks (nee Sharkey), wife of Ashley Hicks (born 1963), scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma, gave birth to a son, Caspian Donald, 21 January, 2018.

The infant is a grandson of Lady Pamela Hicks and a great-grandson of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.


Hon Jean Helen Heywood-Lonsdale 1926-2018

_. The Hon Jean Helen Heywood-Lonsdale (nee Rollo), who died 20 January, 2018, aged 91, was a scion of the Lords Rollo (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1651).

She was born 2 December, 1926, daughter of Maj the 12th Lord Rollo (1889-1947), by his first wife the former Maud Chetwynd-Stapylton; married 7 Oct, 1952, Lieut-Col. Robert Henry Heywood-Lonsdale (1919-2009), scion of that landed family, & a kinsman of the Duchess of Devonshire, son of Col John Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale, by whom she had issue, a son and three daughters.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at All Saints Church, Churchill, Oxfordshire, Saturday 10 Feb, 2018.


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Lady Jardine Paterson (1924-2018)

_. Lady Jardine Paterson, who died 19 January, 2018, aged 93, was the widow of Sir John Jardine Paterson (1920-2000).

She was born Priscilla Nicolson, daughter of Sir Kenneth Nicolson (1891-1964) by his wife the former Mignon Shuttleworth.

Service of Thanksgiving at Norton Bavant, 16 March, 2018.


Pollington/Findlay engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 January, 2018, between John Andrew Bruce Savile (born 1959), styled Viscount Pollington, elder son of the 8th Earl of Mexborough (b 1931), by his first wife the former Lady Elizabeth Hariot Grimston (1939-87), scion of the Earls of Verulam, and Mrs Norma Isolde Findlay (born 1963), daughter of Mr John Phoenix.


Friday, January 19, 2018

Cookson/Vestey engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 January, 2018, between Edward Peter Cooksoon (born 1988) son of Robert Cookson, of Manor Farm, Upper Slaughter, by his wife the former Hon Angela Mary Martyn-Hemphill (b 1953), scion of the Barons Hemphill, & the Hon Mary Henrietta Vestey (born 1992), daughter of the 3rd Baron Vestey (b 1941), of Stowell Park, Gloucestershire, by his second wife the former Celia Elizabeth Knight (b 1949).


Elizabeth Mary Bird {nee Vavasour} 1917-2018

_. Elizabeth Bird, who died 18 January, 2018, aged 100, was a scion of the Vavasour baronets.

Elizabeth Mary Vavasour was born 13 Aug, 1917, the elder daughter of Sir Leonard Pius Vavasour, 4th Baronet (1881-1961), by his wife the former Ellice Margaret Nelson (d 1965); married firstly, 6 Apr, 1940, Lt Michael John Priaulx Walters, RN, younger son of Lt-Col Hubert Walters, of Guernsey. Her first husband was killed in action in April, 1941. She married secondly, 19 Sept, 1942, Brigadier Garth Raymond Godfrey Bird, son of Herbert William Bird, and had issue by both marriages.

The funeral takes place at St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Mayfield, Friday 2 February, 2018.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Peter John Pitman 1928-2018

_. Peter John Pitman, who died 17 January, 2018, aged 89, was a scion of that landed family.

He was a son of Sir Isaac James Pitman (1901-85) by his wife the former Hon Margaret Beaufort Lawson Johnston (1907-83), daughter of the 1st Baron Luke; married 1958, Jennifer J Holmes, by whom he had issue.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Inglefield/Bethell engagement

_. The engagement was announced in January, 2018, between Frederick Thomas Christopher Inglefield (born 1982), scion of that landed gentry family, youngest son of Christopher Samuel Inglefield (b 1936), by his former wife Susan Lilias Turcan (now Lady Inkin), & the Hon Rose Bethell (born 1984), daughter of the 6th Baron Westbury (b 1950), by his 1st wife the former Caroline Mary Palmer (b 1953), descended from the Viscounts Churchill.


Obituary: Sir Maitland Mackie

Obituary: Lord Carew

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dowager Marchioness of Normanby (1920-2018)

_. The Dowager Marchioness of Normanby, who died 15 January, 2018, aged 97, was the widow of the 4th Marquis of Normanby, KG, CBE (1912-94), and was a scion of the Barons Moyne.

She was born the Hon Grania Maeve Rosaura Guinness, 14 Apr, 1920, daughter of the 1st Baron Moyne (1880-1944), by his wife the former Lady Evelyn Erskine, daughter of the 14th Earl of Buchan, and married 10 Feb 1951, Oswald Phipps, 4th Marquis of Normanby, sometime Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, by whom she had issue, two sons and five daughters. The elder son, Constantine, born in 1954, is the 5th Marquis.

Requiem Mass to be held at St Hedda’s RC Church, Egton Bridge, near Whitby, North Yorkshire at 12 noon on Wednesday 24th January, 2018.


Coleman/Lindesay-Bethune engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 January, 2018, between Jack Coleman, son of Mr & Mrs Terry Coleman, of Clapham, London, & the Lady Alexandra Penelope Lindesay-Bethune (born 1988), scion of the Earls of Lindsay, daughter of the 16th Earl of Lindsay (b 1955), of Upper Largo, Fife, by his wife the former Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald, scion of that landed family.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Docherty/Chichester engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 January, 2018 between Lieut William P.T. Docherty, Royal Marines, son of Commodore and Mrs Paul Docherty, of Fareham, Hampshire, & Alicia Vesta Anne Chichester (born 1991), scion of the Chichester baronets, daughter of Lieutenant-Commander Mark Arlington Raleigh Chichester, RN (b 1957), of Congresbury, Somerset, by his former wife the former Adrienne Valmai Cook (now Mrs Adrienne Varley, of Honiton, Devon).


Pelham/MacThomas engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 January, 2018, between Charles Thomas Pelham (born 1987), scion of the Earls of Chichester, son of Henry Thomas Pelham (b 1943), of Kilmington, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Sarah E. Charlton, & Amy E.S. MacThomas of Finegand, daughter of The MacThomas and Madam MacThomas of Finegand.


Hinchliffe/Elletson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 January, 2018 between Charlie R. Hinchliffe, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Roger Hinchliffe, of East Sussex, & Laura Katherine Elizabeth Elletson (b 1985), elder daughter of Philip Roger Chandos Elletson, of Huish, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Lady Alexandra Susan Marquis (b 1961), daughter of the 2nd Earl of Woolton (1922-69), by his second wife the former Cecily Josephine Gordon-Cumming, scion of the baronets of that name.


Dean/Hamilton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 January, 2018, between Charles Dean, son of the late Mr Martin Dean and Mrs Michael Wyndham, of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and the Hon Alexandra Maria Hamilton (born 1987), daughter of the 13th Lord Belhaven & Stenton (b 27 Feb 1927), of Pimlico, London, by his third wife the former Malgorzata Hruzik-Mazurkiewicz.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Moore/Buxton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 January, 2018, between Mr Marcus A. Moore, younger son of Mr Graeme Moore, of Kirklevington, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Joanne Foggett, of Middleton St George, County Durham, & Laura Elizabeth Verena Buxton (born 1990), scion of the Buxton baronets, only daughter of Mr Joseph William Henry Buxton (b 1943), of Sopworth, co Wilts, by his second wife the former Ann Boggis-Rolfe.


Turner/Fitzherbert engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 January, 2018, between Harry Turner, third son of Mr & Mrs Michael Turner, of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and the Hon Camilla Rose Jane (Millie) Fitzherbert (born 1989), scion of the Barons Stafford, younger daughter of the 15th Baron Stafford (b 13 Mar 1954), of Swynnerton Park, Staffordshire, by his wife the former Katharine Mary Codrington.


Tuesday, January 09, 2018

2nd Viscount Blakenham 1938-2018

_. The 2nd Viscount Blakenham died 8 January, 2018. He was 79.

Michael John Hare was born 25 January, 1938, son of the 1st Viscount Blakenham (1911-82), by his wife the former Hon Beryl Nancy Pearson (1908-94), scion of the Viscounts Cowdray; married 12 Jan 1965, his cousin, Marcia Persephone Hare, a granddaughter of the 4th Earl of Listowel, by whom he had issue.

Lord Blakenham is succeeded in the viscountcy by his only son, the Hon Caspar Hare (b 8 Apr, 1972).



d'Erlanger/Bosshard engagement

_. The engagement was announced 9 January, 2018, between Hugh Robin d'Erlanger (born 1976), younger son of Mr Robin Gerard d'Erlanger, of Hensleigh, Devon, by his wife the former Hon Mary Elizabeth Josephine Pellew (born 1947), scion of the Viscounts Exmouth, & Susanne K. Bosshard, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Felix Bosshard, of Monchaltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

Hugh d'Erlanger is a grandson maternally of the late 9th Viscount Exmouth.


The Baroness Hemingford, OBE (1933-2018)

_.The Baroness Hemingford, OBE, who died 8 January, 2018, aged 84, was the wife of the 3rd Baron Hemingford (b 1934), of Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdon.

She was the former Jennifer Mary Toresen Bailey, daughter of Frederick William Bailey, of Kent Rd, Harrogate, and married then then Hon (Dennis) Nicholas Herbert in 1958. He succeeded to the peerage (cr 1943) in 1982.

Lady Hemingford leaves a son and three daughters, and twelve grandchildren.

The funeral is at St Margaret's Church, Hemingford Abbots, Wednesday 17 January, 2018.


Monday, January 08, 2018

Mackintosh/Du Val de Beaulieu engagement

__. The engagement was announced 8 January, 2018, between the Hon Thomas Harold George Mackintosh (b 8 Feb, 1985), son and heir of the 3rd Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax (b 9 Sept, 1958), by his former wife the former Elizabeth Lakin (now Mrs Leonard van Geest), & Olivia Stephanie M. Du Val de Beaulieu (born 1990), daughter of Henry Godefroid Andre Marie  Du  Val de Beaulieu, of Apsley, Hampshire, by his wife the former Deborah Colver.


Saturday, January 06, 2018

Jillian Sarah Fortescue (c1942-2018)

_. Jillian Sarah Fortescue (nee Valpy), who died 5 January, 2018, aged 75, was the first wife of Sir David Alwyn Gore-Booth, KCMG, KCVO (1943-2004), diplomat, scion of the Gore-Booth baronets.

She was the former Jillian Sarah Valpy, younger daughter of James Wyatt Valpy, and married David Gore-Booth in 1964. They divorced in 1970. From the marriage she leaves a son, Paul Wyatt Julian Gore-Booth, who was b. 1968.

From a later marriage to ____Fortescue, she leaves a son, James.

Funeral at Lambeth Crematorium, London, 16 January, 2018.


Friday, January 05, 2018

Orr-Ewing/McDowell engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 January, 2018, between Jack Alexander Bodley Orr-Ewing (born 1987), scion of the Orr Ewing baronets, younger son of the Hon Robert James Orr-Ewing (b 1953), of Holland Park, London, by his wife the former Susannah Scott, daughter of Mark Bodley Scott, & Emma Clare McDowell, eldest daughter of Mr Christopher McDowell, of Berkhamsted, and Mrs Janey McDowell, of Henley-on-Thames.

Jack Orr-Ewing is a grandson of the Baron Orr-Ewing, OBE, life peer.


Thursday, January 04, 2018

Mary Christine Hambro (died 2018)

_. Mary Christine Hambro, who died 3 January, 2018, was the third wife, and widow of Richard Alexander Hambro (1946-2009), scion of the eponymous landed banking family.

It was as Mary Briggs that in 1993 she wed Richard Hambro, second son of Jocelyn Olaf Hambro (1919-94), by his 1st wife the former Ann Silvia Muir (d 1972). He died 25 April, 2009.

Richard Hambro had married 1stly, 1973 (div 1982), the Hon Charlotte Clementine Soames (b 17 Jul 1954, who married 2nd 15 Apr 1989, the 3rd Earl Peel), dau of the Baron Soames (life peer) (1920-87), by his wife the former Mary Spencer-Churchill (b 15 Sept 1922), dau of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965); married 2ndly, 1984 (div 1992), Juliet Mary Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of Major Thomas Cockayne Harvey by his wife the former Lady Katharine Mary Coke, dau of the Earl of Leicester.


Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Ned William Hunter Osgood Hanbury (born 2018)

__. Victoria Hanbury (nee Bigge), wife of George Christopher Osgood Hanbury {b 6 Nov, 1987}, scion of that landed family,
gave birth to a son, Ned William Hunter Osgood, 2 January, 2018.

George Hanbury is the son of Maj Christopher Osgood Philip Hanbury (b 1944), of Shefford Woodlands, Berkshire, by his wife the former Bridget Anne Birch, & Victoria Hanbury is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Bigge, of Whorlton, co Durham.


Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Hon Mrs Francis Hepburne Scott (d 2017)

_. The Hon Mrs Francis Hepburne Scott, who died 31 December, 2017, aged 92, was the widow of the Hon Francis Hepburne Scott, MC, a brother of the 10th Lord Polwarth.

She was the former Marjorie Hamilton Ross, daughter of Horatio John Ross (and descended from the Lighton baronets), and married in 1946. She leaves issue.

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at Lilliesleaf  Kirk, Monday 5 Feb, 2018.


Major-General Charles Alexander Ramsay 1936-2017

_. Major General Charles Ramsay, late the Royal Scots Greys and the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, scion of the Ramsay baronets (cr 1806), died 31 December, 2017, aged 81.

He served in the Royal Scots Greys; Major General 1984; member of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers), &c.

Charles Alexander Ramsay was born 12 Oct, 1936, the second son of Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, KCB, KBE, MVO (1883-1945), by his wife the former Margaret Helen Menzies.

His father was Naval Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Expeditionary Force, who was killed in an aeroplane accident in France, 2 Jan, 1942.

He married 1 Aug, 1967, the Hon Mary Margaret Hastings MacAndrew (b 1942), daughter of the 1st Baron MacAndrew, by his second wife the former Mona Mitchell. He leaves a widow and two sons, William and Charles, and two daughters, Rowena and Camilla.

Funeral at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Kelso, Thursday 25 January, 2018.


Monday, January 01, 2018

Obituary: Lord Ferrier (1992)

Obituary: Countess Fitzwilliam

Obituary: Lord Fletcher

Obituary: John Spencer Churchill (1992)

Obituary: Maurice Lucie-Smith

Obituary: Lt-Col Sir Berowald Innes of Balvenie, Bt (1988)

Obituary: Lord Jessel (1990)

Obituary: Lord Kahn

Obituary - Hon Melinda Jackson (1983)

Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia

Memorial Service: Lord Colyton

White (Annaly)/Garnett marriage

Obituary: Sir John Armytage (1983)

Obituary: Sir Thomas Armstrong

Obit: Kinta Beevor

Marriage: Earl of Ancram and Lady Jane Fitzalan Howard

Requiem Mass: Lord Lovat

Requiem Mass; The Master of Lovat and the Hon Andrew Fraser

Obituary: Major Aubrey Davidson-Houston