Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fordyce/Weldon engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2018, between Mr Richard G. Fordyce, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Michael Fordyce, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, & Sarah Jane Weldon (born 1987), scion of the Weldon baronets (cr 1723), daughter of George Francis Daryl Weldon (born 1946), of Putney, by his wife the former Jane Margaret Knapman (now Mrs Jane Weldon, of Wimbledon).


Barley/Boscawen engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2018, between Orlando H.B. Barley, son of Mr Michael Desmond Tennyson Barley, of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, by his wife Ms Richenda Buxton (born 1953), scion of the Buxton baronets, & Miss Rosanna Frances Boscawen (born 1989), scion of the Viscounts Falmouth, daughter of the Hon Charles Richard Boscawen (born 1958), of Dennington, Suffolk, by his wife the former Frances Diana Rous, scion of the Earls of Stradbroke.

Rosanna Boscawen is a granddaughter of the 9th Viscount Falmouth.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Everett/Birch Reynardson engagement

__. The engagement was announced 25 September, 2018, between Alexander S.C. Everett, son of Mr Stewart Everett, of Edinburgh, by his former wife Fiona (now wife of James Edmund McLean Vestey (b 1962), of Hawick, Roxburghshire, scion of the Vestey baronets, and Luciana C. Birch Reynardson, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Mr Charles Birch Reynardson, of London, and Mrs Frederick Satow, of London.


Laurence Robin Howel Moore-Gwyn (born 2018)

__. Sarah Louise Moore-Gwyn (born 1986, nee Burkitt), wife of Henry John Howel (Harry) Moore-Gwyn (b 1975), scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Laurence Robin Howel, 24 September, 2018, a sister for Clara, who was born 27 Jul 2017.

Sarah Moore-Gwyn is a daughter of Commander Michael K.C. Burkitt by his wife the former Tracey Sykes, and Harry Moore-Gwyn is son and heir of David Moore-Gwyn (b 1947), head of the family, who was a grandson of the 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, and thus descended from Charles II, via his bastard son, the Duke of Monmouth, and the Dukes of Buccleuch, &c.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Snuggs/Carter marriage

_. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were present at the marriage on Saturday 22 September, 2018, at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Letheringsett, Norfolk, between Mr Robert A.F. Snuggs and Miss Sophie Louise Mary Carter (born 14 Oct, 1982).

The bride is a daughter of Mr Robert George Russell Carter (born 1953), of Letheringsett, Norfolk, by his wife the former Charlotte Miller. Mr Snuggs is the son of Mr & Mrs Philip Snuggs, of Pen Selwood, Somerset.

The bride, a close friend of the Duchess of Cambridge since their school days is a godmother of Princess Charlotte, who was a bridesmaid. Prince George was a page boy.


Hon Hugh Bingham 1939-2018

_. The Hon Hugh Bingham, who died in South Africa in July, 2018, aged 78, was a scion of the Earls of Lucan, a son of the 6th Earl and younger brother of the 7th Earl, who disappeared in 1974 following the murder of his children's nanny.

Hugh Bingham was born 24 April, 1939, second son of the 6th Earl of Lucan, MC (1898-1964), by his wife the former Kaitlin Elizabeth Anne Dawson (1900-85), scion of the Earls of Dartrey (Extinct). His elder brother, Richard John, the 7th Earl, born in 1934, disappeared on 7 Nov, 1974, following the murder of nanny Sandra Rivett.

Mr Bingham, a bachelor, who lived in a Johannesburg suburb, worked for the Theosophical Society. He was heir presumptive to the Lucan peerages, held by his nephew, George.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lord Ivar Mountbatten marries James Coyle

_. Lord Ivar Mountbatten, 55 year-old cousin of the Queen has married his male partner, James Coyle.

Lord Ivar married in the presence of his first wife, Penny, and his three daughters, Ella, Alexandra and Louise Mountbatten, in Devon, on 22 September, 2018.

 Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten (born 9 March, 1963), is perhaps the first of Queen Victoria's descendants to enter into a same-sex marriage.

Lord Ivar is the second son of the 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven (1919-70), who was best man for Prince Philip when he married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947. The 3rd Marquess, who collapsed and died in a London railway station, aged 51, married as his second wife, Janet Mercedes Bryce, who is Lord Ivar's mother.

Lord Ivar's great-grandfather, Prince Louis of Battenberg, was created Marquess of Milford Haven in 1917 on the renunciation of German styles and titles by the family of King George V. The 1st Marquess was the father of Prince Philip's mother, Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece, and was father of Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

Lord Ivar married firstly, in 1994, in the presence of Princess Margaret, and other royals, Penelope Anne Vere Thompson (b 1966), daughter of Colin Thompson, and Mrs Rosemary Walker.

Major Sir Eric Yarrow, MBE, 3rd Baronet 1920-2018

_. Major Sir Eric Yarrow, 3rd Baronet, died 22 September, 2018. He was 98.

Sir Eric was a member of the Yarrow shipbuilding family, and was Managing Director of Yarrow & Co 1958-67, Chairman 1962-85, and President 1985-87; member of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, &c.

Eric Grant Yarrow was born 23 April, 1920, and succeeded his father, Sir Harold Yarrow, GBE, 2nd Bt, in 1962.

Yarrow, of Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, was President of the Burma Star Association, Scottish Area from 1990, and had served in Burma 1942-5, with the Royal Engineers (Major); awarded the MBE (Military) 1946.

He married firstly, 1951, Rosemary AnneYoung (who died in 1957), married 2ndly, 1959 (div 1975) Annette Elizabeth Francoise Steven; married 3rdly, 1982, Mrs Caroline Rosa Joan Botting (nee Masters).

Sir Eric leaves three sons from his second marriage, twins Norman and Peter, born in 1960, and a son David born in 1966.
He was predeceased by his only son from his first marriage, Richard, born in 1953, who died in 1987.

The baronetcy, created in 1916, passes to his grandson, Ross Yarrow, who was born in 1985.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Columba's Church, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, 8 Oct, 2018.


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Lara Sophie Bebe Gordon (born 2018)

Lady Sam Gordon (nee Tatham), wife of the Lord Sam Gordon, scion of the Marquesses of Aberdeen & Temair, gave birth to a daughter, Lara Sophie Bebe, 21 September, 2018, a sister for Bertie, who was born 30 Aug, 2016.

Lord Sam Dudley Gordon (b 1985), is the second son of the 7th Marquess of Aberdeen & Temair (b 31 Mar, 1955), of Haddo, Aberdeenshire, and the Marchioness of Aberdeen & Temair (nee Joanna Clodagh Houldsworth. descended from the Earls of Morton).
Lady Sam is the former Isobel R. Tatham, daughter of Mr & Mrs Simon Tatham, of Bath, Somerset.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Rev Canon William Gibbs 1931-2018

The Rev Canon  William Gilbert Gibbs, who died 20 September, 2018, aged 87, was the brother-in-law of the 7th Earl of Lucan.

He was born 7 April, 1931, scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon, son of Lt-Col Ralph Crawley-Boevey Gibbs (1891-1957) by his wife the former Dorothy Elizabeth Houldsworth (1894-1951); married 17 June, 1958, the Lady Sarah Bingham (b 1936), daughter of the 6th Earl of Lucan (1898-1964) by his wife Kaitlin, by whom he had issue, a son, Oliver, and three daughters, Marcia, Selina & Madeleine.

His brother-in-law was the elusive 7th Earl of Lucan, missing since the murder of his children’s nanny in November, 1974.

Mr Gibbs served in the Coldstream Guards, was ordained in 1958, and spent many years as a priest at St George’s, Campden Hill, London, and Guilsborough with Hollowell, Northamptonshire.

The funeral takes place at St Etheldreda’s Church, Guilsborough, 10 Oct, 2018.


Kelly/Pelly engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 September, 2018, between Thomas Alexander Noel Kelly (born 1990), eldest son of Mr Benedict Bernard Noel d'Aremberg Kelly (b 3 July, 1960), of Nether Wallop, Hampshire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Eaglestone, & Celia Anne Pelly, scion of the Pelly baronets (born 16 July, 1990), daughter of John Marriott Pelly (b 23 Feb, 1953), of Battersea, London, by his wife the former Caroline Mary Griffith.

Thomas Kelly is a grandson of the Lady Mirabel Kelly (nee Fitzalan Howard), who was a sister of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England, &c.


Celine Irene Patience Osborne (born 2018)

_. Genevieve Frances Osborne (nee Chapman, born 1984), wife of James Osborne, gave birth to a fourth daughter, Celine Irene Patience, 20 September, 2018, in Geneva, a sister for Stella, Agnes and Marina.

James M is s of John OSBORNE. Genevieve Frances (b 1984) d of Francis David Sherston CHAPMAN (b 1950, gt gs through his gm of Sir George SHERSTON-BAKER 4th Bt 1846-1923), by his 1st w (Mary) Carol G (who m 2nd 1999 the Earl of WOOLTON) d of Peter DAVIDSON of Sissinghurst, Kent. Mr Chapman m 2nd 1995 Lady Sarah Jane FORTESCUE d of the 7th Earl FORTESCUE.


Lady Mogg 1914-2018

_. Lady Mogg, who died 20 September, 2018, on her 104th birthday, was the widow of General Sir John Mogg, GCB, CBE, DSO (1913-2001), and was a scion of the Viscounts Molesworth.

Lady Mogg was a kinswoman of HRH The Countess of Wessex, granddaughter of a Molesworth. She was born 20 Sept, 1914, as Cecilia Margaret Molesworth, daughter of the Rev John Hilton Molesworth (1856-1921), by his wife the former Everilda Hamer Rawdon (d. 1928); and married in 1939, (Herbert) John Mogg, who died 28 Oct, 2001, leaving three sons, Nigel, Patrick and Timothy.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Leonard's Church, Watlington, 12 Oct, 2018.


Fred Richard Vyse Cornwall-Legh (born 2018)

Victoria Cornwall Legh (nee Jones), wife of the Hon Kenelm Michael Cornwall-Legh (b 12 Apr, 1978), scion of the Barons Grey of Codnor, gave birth to a son, Fred Richard Vyse, 20 September, 2018, a brother for Beatrix Storm, who was born 27 December, 2016.
Kenelm Cornwall Legh is the 2nd son of the 6th Baron Grey of Codnor, DL (b 14 May, 1936), (Peerage of England cr 1397), of High Legh House, Knutsford, Cheshire, by his wife the former Joanna Storm Cayley (b 1947), scion of the Cayley Baronets (cr 1661).

Victoria Cornwall Legh is the eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Howard Jones, of Foxton, Cambridge.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sinclair/Twiston-Davies engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 September, 2018, between Thomas G.A. Sinclair, eldest son of Mr Alan Gordon William Sinclair (born 1956), of Adstock, Buckinghamshire, and Mrs Sinclair, and Sophie Louise Twiston-Davies (born 1990) scion of that landed family, & descended from the Archdale Bts, eldest daughter of Audley William Twiston-Davies (b 13 Nov, 1950), of Kilpeck, co Hereford, by his wife the former Hon Caroline Mary Elaine Harbord-Hamond (b 15 Dec, 1960), scion of the Barons Suffield (Baron, GB, cr 1786), dau of the 11th Baron Suffield, MC.

Thomas Sinclair's paternal grandmother is Lady Bridget Sinclair (nee Fortescue), scion of the Earls Fortescue,

Sophie Twiston-Davies's mother was a childhood friend of Diana, Princess of Wales. Her elder sister Antonia was one of Diana's godchildren.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Prince" Louis Nicholas Anthony Doimi de Frankopan Subic Zrinski 1939-2018

_. Prince Louis Doimi de Frankopan Subic Zrinski, controversial member of a Croatian noble family, and father-in-law of Lord Nicholas Windsor, died in Zagreb, 18 September, 2018. He was 79.

He was born Louis Doimi de Lupis, in 1939, later controversially added the names of Šubić, Zrinski and Frankopan under British Civil law and the title of Prince, having previously adopted the title of Count. While the Doimi de Lupis family were granted a knighthood by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1855 and 1865, their right to use the names of several Croatian medieval noble families and the title of Prince (a royal title never held by any of the mentioned families, who were in Latin, Croatian, Hungarian and Italian historical documents styled as Counts of Bribir (Šubić), Counts of Zrin (Zrinski) and Counts of Krk (Frankopan) has been highly disputed. The Croatian Nobility Association expelled the Doimi de Lupis family from their membership calling the name reverting a falsification while John Kennedy, editor of directory of Europe's royalty and nobility Almanach de Gotha, stated that the use of the name Frankopan by Doimi de Lupis family is "more aspirational than inherited".

He married the former Ingrid Detter (born 1936), by whom he had three sons, Peter, Nicholas and Lawrence, and two daughters, Paola and Christina. His elder daughter married in 2006, the Lord Nicholas Charles Edward Jonathan Windsor (b 1970), second son of HRH The Duke of Kent, a cousin of the Queen.


Kingston/Windsor engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 September, 2018, between Thomas Henry R. Kingston (born 1978), son of Mr (William) Martin Kingston, QC (born 9 July, 1949) , of Bevere, Worcester, by his wife the former Jill Mary Bache, & the Lady Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor (born 23 April, 1981), only daughter of HRH Prince Michael George Charles Franklin of Kent (born 4 July, 1942), by his wife the former Baroness Marie-Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz (born 15 January, 1945).


Bell/Charrington engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 September, 2018, between John Hugh (Jack) Bell (born 29 July, 1988), scion of the Bell baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1885), son and heir of Sir John Lowthian Bell, 5th Baronet (b 14 June, 1960), of Arncliffe Hall, Ingleby Cross, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Venetia Mary Frances Perry, & Laura E. Charrington, daughter of Mr John Charrington and the late Mrs Pamela Charrington, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish, LVO 1926-2018

_. The Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish, LVO, who has died aged 92, was a Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and was the mistress, companion and carer of the poet Sir John Betjeman.

She was born 24 April, 1926, just three days younger than the Queen, and was a childhood friend of the then Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose. She was the second, but eldest surviving daughter of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, KG (1895-1950), by his wife the former Lady Mary Gascoyne-Cecil, GCVO (1895-1988), who served the Queen as Mistress of the Robes (senior Lady-in-Waiting) from the Coronation in 1953 until 1966.

Her brother, Andrew, was 11th Duke of Devonshire, KG, who died in 2004. Another brother, William, Marquess of Hartington, married Kathleen Kennedy, sister of the future US President, and was killed in the Second World War. A younger sister, Lady Anne Tree, died in 2010.

Lady Elizabeth was appointed an Exta Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret in 1960, and it was at Lady Elizabeth's Chelsea home in 1958 that the Princess met the young photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, who two years later became her husband.


Rosemary Ross Skinner 1932-2018

__. Rosemary Ross Skinner, who died 17 September, 2018, was the first wife of Lt-Cdr Harry John Ross Skinner, RNR (b 1932), head of that landed gentry family.

She was the former Rosemary Freestone-Barnes, daughter of Lt-Col Anthony Edmund Freestone-Barnes, DSO, TD (1905-80), of Winchester, and married 1955 (div 1971) the abovementioned Harry Ross Skinner, by whom she had issue, four sons.

The funeral took place at St Mary's Church, Easton, Winchester, Monday 1 Oct.


Jennifer Avril Mary Morland 1941-2018

_. Jennifer Avril Mary Morland (nee Hanbury-Tracy) died 11 September, 2018, aged 77. She was born 24 May, 1941, Jennifer Avril Mary Hanbury-Tracy, descended from the Barons Arundell of Wardour, daughter of Ninian Hanbury-Tracy (1910-71), by his wife the former Blanche Mary Arundell; married 6 June, 1964, Martin Robert Morland (b

She married 6 June, 1964, Martin Robert Morland (b 1933), son of diplomat Sir Oscar Morland (1904-80), by his wife the former Alice Lindley (1905-95), descended from the Lords Lovat, and the extinct Barons Lindley, by whom she had issue, two sons and one daughter.

The funeral takes place 22 September, 2018, at the Chapel of All Saints, Wardour, close to the family seat of her ancestors.

Mountbatten's grandson divorcing

_. The three year marriage of a grandson of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma is on the rocks. Ashley Louis David Hicks (born 18 July, 1963), only son of the late David Nightingale Hicks by his wife the former Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Mountbatten (born 19 Apr, 1929), scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma (Peerage of the UK, cr 1947), wed in September, 2015, Katalina (Kata) Sharkey de Solis [born Kathryn Anne Sharkey, 31 Dec, 1981, in Texas, daughter of Thomas William Sharkey, of Houston, Texas, by his wife the former Rosalie Solis].
It was Mr Hick's second marriage. He married firstly, in 1990,Allegra Marina Tondato, by whom he has issue. His second bride to be is described in the Daily Mail as an "American fashionista" 17 years his junior. 
Ashley Hicks is a godson of the late King of Sweden and of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Kata Hicks recently announced that she was expecting her second child. A son, Caspar Donald, was born in January this year.


Macmillan/Smith engagement

_.The engagement was announced 18 September, 2018, between Frederick Maurice Brian Macmillian (born 1990), scion of the Earls of Stockton, son of the late Hon Adam Julian Robert Macmillan (1948-2016), by his former wife the former Sarah Anne Mhuire MacGreevy (born 1959), of London, & Matilda R. Smith, daughter of Mr & Mrs Robin Smith, of Devon.

Fred Macmillan is a grandson of the late Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden (who d 1984), and a great-grandson of Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton (1894-1986), Prime Minister 1957-63 -- "Super Mac" --, who was raised to the peerage in 1984.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Barnaby Charles Gordon Lennox (born 2018)

_. Susannah Clare Gordon Lennox (born 1984), wife of Hamish Charles Gordon Lennox (born 1980), scion of the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon, gave birth to a son, Barnaby Charles, 16 September, 2018.

Hamish Gordon Lennox, a descendant of King Charles II, is the son of Capt Michael Charles Gordon Lennox, OBE, RN (born 1938), by his wife the former Jennifer Susan Gibbs, CVO (born 1944), sometime Lady-in-Waiting to the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon.

Susannah Gordon Lennox is a daughter of (Robert) Michael John Coy (born 1944), by his wife the former Janet M. Knight.


Thomas Nicholas Lloyd George (born 2018)

 __. Harriet Rachel Lloyd George (born 1988), wife of Capt the Hon Frederick Owen (Fred) Lloyd George (born 1987), scion of the Earls Lloyd George of Dwyfor, gave birth to a son, Thomas Nicholas, 16 September, 2018.

Capt Fred Lloyd George is the younger son of the 4th Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor (born 1951), by his wife the former Pamela Alexandra Kleyff.

Harriet Lloyd George (nee Loraine-Smith), is a daughter of Judge Nicholas George Edward Loraine-Smith (born 1953), by his wife the former Annabelle Catherine Schicht.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hazle/Stafford Northcote marriage

__. The marriage took place 15 September, 2018, at Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, between Robert Peter (Robin) Hazle (born 1988), son of Nigel Hazle, by his wife the former Lucy Roberts, & Helena Jane Alice Staffotd Northcote (born 1980), scion of the Earls of Iddesleigh, daughter of Hugh Cecil Camden Stafford Northcote (born 1938), by his wife the former Hilary Jane Evans.


Ottilie Mary Rosamund Budgen (born 2018)

__. Lara Rosemary Budgen (nee Park, born 1979), wife of Mark George Budgen (born 1972), gave birth to a daughter, Ottilie Mary Rosamund, 15 September, 2018, a sister for Wilfred George Nicholas, who was born in 2015.

Mark Budgen is a son of Anthony George Budgen (b 1939), by his wife the former Hon Anne Patricia Rosamund Wynn (b 1947), scion of the Barons Newborough, daughter of the 7th Baron.

Lara is a daughter of Brian J.H. Park, by his wife the former Angela C. Nelson.


Friday, September 14, 2018

Waterhouse/Morgan-Giles engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between Marcus Charles Waterhouse (born 1990), scion of that landed gentry family, son of Michael Thomas Waterhouse (born 1949), by his wife the former Lucinda Ileen Hastings (b 1955), scion of the Earls of Huntingdon, & Tilia Julia Camilla Morgan-Giles (born 1988), daughter of Rodney Charles Howard Morgan-Giles (born 1955), by his wife the former Sarah Jennifer Wake (born 1960), scion of the Wake baronets, daughter of Sir Hereward Wake, 14th Baronet (1916-2017).

Marcus Wake is a grandson of Maj Charles Waterhouse who married Lady Caroline Spencer-Churchill (1923-92), daughter of the 10th Duke of Marlborough, &c.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Nagel/Allsopp engagement

__.The engagement was announced 13 September, 2018, between Constantin Nagel, son of Mr and Mrs Ralph-Michael Nagel, of Munich, Bavaria, and Camilla Rose Allsopp (born 1990), scion of the Barons Hindlip, younger daughter of the Hon John Peter Allsopp (born 16 Nov, 1942), of Kensington London, by his wife the former Daryl Shawzin.

Camilla Allsopp is a granddaughter paternally of the late 5th Baron Hindlip 1912-93.


Albert William Francis Clarke (born 2018)

_. Victoria Celeste Clarke (nee Pilkington-Miksa, born 23 Feb, 1983), wife of Percival John Theodore (Percy) Clarke (born 1983), scion of the Clarke baronets, gave birth to a son, Albert William Francis, 12 September, 2018, a brother for Theodore.

Percy Clarke is a son of William Oliver Clarke (1943-2010) by his wife the former Elizabeth Ivimy.

Victoria Clarke is a scion of the Pilkington landed family, daughter of Jan Irvine Pilkington-Miksa.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Peter Jeremy Pelly 1930-2018

__. Peter Jeremy Pelly, scion of the baronets of that name, died 11 September, 2018.

He was born in 1930 son of Capt Gilbert Cecil Pelly (1892-1961) by his wife the former Constance Margery Glazebrook (1892-1952); married 1953, Dorothy Joan (Joanna) Hill (b 1930), descended from the Dick-Cunyngham baronets, daufgter of Capt Thomas William Robert Hill; he was father of a son and four daughters,

A Thanksgiving Service takes place Thursday 27 September, 2018, at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Langridge, Bath.


Edie Dree Elphinstone (born 2018)

_. Isobel L. Elphinstone (nee Smith), wife of the Hon Angus John Elphinstone (b 1982), scion of the Lords Elphinstone (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1509/10), gave birth to a daughter, Edie Dree, 11 September, 2018, a sister for Albie James, 6 August, 2015.

The Hon Angus Elphinstone is the second son of the late 18th Lord Elphinstone (1953-94), by his wife the former Willa Mary Gabriel Chetwode (b 1954) scion of the Barons Chetwode (cr UK 1945), now the Dowager Lady Elphinstone, of Tyninghame, East Lothian.
Isobel Elphinstone is the daughter of Mr Michael Smith, of Savannah, Georgia, USA, and Mrs Donald Gilbert, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
The infant is a descendant of the 14th Earl of Strathmore, and is thus a kinsman of HM The Queen.


Orlando Frederick Charles MacGregor (born 2018)

 _. Cornelia MacGregor (nee Chastel de Boinville), wife of Frederick I.A. MacGregor, gave birth to a son, Orlando Frederick Charles, 11 September, 2018.

Frederick is a son of Mr and Mrs Colin MacGregor, of Fulham, London.

Cornelia MacGregor  is a scion of that landed family of Walkern Hall, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, daughter of Mr and Mrs Simon Chastel de Boinville, of Baughurst, Hampshire.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ford/Trehane engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 September, 2018, between Thomas W. Ford, younger son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Andrew Charles Ford, KCVO (b 5 Feb, 1957), of Potterne, Wiltshire, and Lady Ford, & Dr Sarah Jane Trehane, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Guy Trehane, of Hampreston, Dorset.

Sir Andrew Ford is a member of the Royal Household serving as Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office. He was appointed KCVO in June, 2012.


Stokes/Brougham engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 September, 2018, between Mr Kevin Stokes, son of Mr & Mrs Neil Stokes, of Woking, Surrey, and Miss Claire E.L. Brougham, descended from the Vestey baronets, younger daughter of Nicholas Dominic Leonard Brougham (born 1954), of Guildford, Surrey, by his wife the former Susan Margaret Anne Mason.


Lady Vivienne Margaret Lillingston (1941-2018)

__. The Lady Vivienne Lillingston, who died 10 September, 2018, aged 77, was a scion of the Marquesses of Abergavenny.

She was born Lady Vivienne Margaret Nevill, 15 February, 1941, second of the four daughters of the 5th Marquess of Abergavenny, KG, OBE (1914-2000), by his wife the former (Mary) Patricia Harrison, DCVO, a Lady of the Bedchamber to HM The Queen; married 1962, Alan Lillingston (1935-2014), by whom she had issue, Luke (born 1963), Andrew (born 1972), Georgina (born 1965), and Sophie (born 1967).

 Thanksgiving Service at St Peter & Paul's Church of Ireland, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, on Monday 17 September, 2018.

Venetia Sophia Diana Fane, MBE 1930-2018

_. Venetia Sophia Diana Fane, MBE, who died 10 September, 2018, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Westmorland. Unm.

Daughter of John Lionel Richards Fane (1884-1945), by his wife the former Barbara Kathleen Wallace, and granddaughter of Cecil Francis William Fane, who wed Lady Augusta Rousm daughter of the 2nd Earl of Stradbroke.

Funeral at St Nicholas Church, Fulbeck, 26 September, 2018.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Dugdale/Gray engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 September, 2018, between Leo James Nathaniel Dugdale (born 16 January, 1981), son of James William Sutton Dugdale (born 9 Dec, 1944), of London, by his late wife the former Sophie Brooke (1947-2010), & Alexa M. Gray, daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard Gray, of Ogbourne St Andrew, Wiltshire.

Leo Dugdale is a grandson of Nathalie Gräfin von Benckendorff, who married in 1946, Thomas Brooke.


Brigadier Sir (John) Nicholas Somerville, Kt, CBE 1924-2018

_. Brigadier Sir Nicholas Somerville, Kt, CBE, who died 9 September, 2018, aged 94, was a survivor of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, and was descended from the Barons Fermoy.

Sir Nicholas was closely related to the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex. His mother was a first cousin of the 4th Baron Fermoy, who was father of the Hon Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales.

He was born 16 January, 1924, son of Brigadier Desmond Henry Sykes Somerville, CBE, MC, by his wife the former Moira Burke Roche, and was educated at Winchester.

Career: Commissioned, The South Wales Borderers, 24th Regiment 1943; served in France and Germany, D-Day - VE Day 1944-45 (mentioned in Despatches 1945); BAOR, War Office FARELF, Aden 1967-68 (Despatches 1968); Directing Staff, JSSC 1967-69; Commandant, Junior Div, Staff College, 1969-72; Director of Army Recruiting  1973-75; retired from the Army in 1978; Managing Director, Saladin Security Ltd 1981-84.

He was appointed CBE in 1975, and knighted in 1985.

Sir Nicholas married in 1951, Jenifer Dorothea Nash, by whom he had one son, Robin, and two daughters, Philippa and Penelope.

A Thanksgiving Service will take place at All Saints' Church, Odiham, Hampshire, Thursday 29 November, 2018.


Sunday, September 09, 2018

Field Marshal Lord Vincent of Coleshill, GBE, KCB, DSO 1931-2018

_. Field Marshal the Lord Vincent of Coleshill, GBE, KCB, DSO, life peer, Chief of the Defence Staff 1991-92, died from a heart attack, 8 September, 2018. He was 87.

Richard Frederick Vincent was born 23 Aug, 1931, son of Frederick Vincent by his wife the former Frances Elizabeth Coleshill, and was educated at Aldenham School, and the Royal Military College Sandhurst.

He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery; National Service, 1951; served in Germany 1951-55; Gunnery Staff, 1959; Radar Res, Establishment, Malvern, 1960-61; BOAR, 1962; Technical Staff Training, 1963-4; Staff College, 1965; Commonwealth Bde, Malaysia, 1966-68; Ministry of Defence, 1968-70; Comd 12th Ligh Air Defence Regiment in Germany, UK, and Northern Ireland, 1970-72; Instructor at the Staff College, 1972-3; Greenlands Staff College, Henley, 1974; Military Director of Studies, RMSC 1974-75; Comd 19 Airportable Brigade, 1975-77; RCDS, 1978; Deputy Military Secretary, 1979-80; Comdt Royal Military College of Science, 1980-83; Master-General of the Ordnance, Ministry of Defence, 1983-87; VCDS 1987-91; CDS, 1991-92; Chairman of the Military Committee of NATO, 1993-96; Master Gunner, St James's Park, 1996-2000; &c.

He was awarded the DSO in 1972; appointed KCB in 1994; GBE, 1990; created a life peer as Baron Vincent of Coleshill, of Shrivenham in the County of Oxford, 1996.

He married in 1955, Jean Paterson Stewart, daughter of Kenneth Stewart, by his wife the former Jane Banks, by whom he had 2 sons and one daughter. He was predeceased by one of his sons.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Blandford/Thorp marriage

 __. The marriage took place 8 September, 2018, at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, between  George John Godolphin Spencer-Churchill, styled Marquis of Blandford (born 28 July, 1992), son and heir of the 12th Duke of Marlborough (b 24 Nov, 1955), of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, by his first wife the former Rebecca Mary Few Brown, & Camilla Elizabeth Antonia Thorp (born 1987), descended from the Tempest baronets, eldest daughter of Mr James Nicholas Thorp, by his wife the former Philippa Clare Thomas.


Tan/Dickinson engagement

__.The engagement was announced 8 September, 2018, between Jeremy Tan, son of Mr & Mrs Philip Tan, of Perth, Australia, & Eleanor Grace Dickinson (born 1990), daughter of Michael Dickinson, of Calne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Rachel Margaret Garson (born 1958), daughter of James Leslie Garson (1928-2008), by his wife the former Faith Patricia Elizabeth Coghill (1928-2016), scion of the Coghill baronets, dau of Sir Joscelyn Coghill, 7th Baronet (1902-83).


Glynne Percy/Hatton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 8 September, 2018, between James Anthony Glynne Percy (born 1985), son of the late Richard Glynne-Percy (1952-85) by his wife the former Fiona Anne MacLellan (b 1955), of Chelsea, London, & Faye A.V. Hatton, daughter of Christopher J.B. Hatton, of Cheshire, by his former wife the former Melanie J Wood, of Lyminghton, Hants.

James Glynne-Percy is descended from the Hutchison baronets via his late father, and from his mother he can trace his ancestry to Bagnell Irish landed genr]try family, and from the Earls of Wilton & Dukes of Bedford, &c.


Dorothy, Lady Ripley (1926- 2018)

__. Dorothy, Lady Ripley, who died 1 September, 2018, in Ayrshire, was the first wife of Sir Hugh Ripley, 4th Baronet (1916-2003).

She was the former Dorothy Mary Dunlop Bruce Jones, born in 1926, daughter of John Cumming Bruce Jones 1882-1953 by his wife the former Dorothy Euphemia Mitchell Dunlop (1888-1972), dau of Sir Thomas Dunlop, 1st Bt (1855-1938); married 1946 (div 1971), Sir Hugh Ripley, 1st Bart, who died 28 Oct, 2003.

She leaves 2 children, Sir William, 5th Baronet (b 1950), and Caroline Montgomery-Massingberd (b 1947), who married Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd (1946-2007), the writer and Daily Telegraph obituarist.


Winand baby (b 2018)

_. Henrietta Mary Rose Winand (nee Acloque), wife of Francis M.J. Winand, gave birth to a daughter, 28 August, 2018.

Francis is the son of Mr & Mrs Michael Winand, of Oxford.

Henrietta is a scion of the Barons Howard De Walden (Peerage of England, cr 1597), daughter of the late ___ Acloque by his wife the former Hon Camilla Anne Bronwen Scott-Ellis (b 1 Apr 1947), of Gloucestershire, 4th daughter and co-heiress of John Osmael, 9th Baron Howard De Walden (1912-1999).


Friday, September 07, 2018

Cecily Alice Mary Lowndes French-Barry (born 2018)

_. The Lady Lucy Kathleen French-Barry (born 1975), scion of the extinct Earls of Ypres, and wife of Mr Simon Barry, gave birth to a daughter, Cecily Alice Mary Lowndes, 6 September, 2018, a sister for Lettice.
Lady Lucy is a daughter of the 3rd and last Earl of Ypres (1921-88), by his second wife the former Deborah Roberts (who d 2011).
Simon Barry (now French-Barry?) is the son of Mr and Mrs Anthony Barry, of Hungerford, Berkshire.

Lady Davina Barnard 1931-2018

_. The Lady Davina Barnard, who died 6 September, 2018, aged 87, was a scion of the Marquesses of Exeter, and former wife of the 11th Baron Barnard.

She chose to style herself Lady Davina Barnard following her divorce.

She was born 29 June, 1931, as Lady Davina Mary Cecil, daughter of the 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905-81), by his wife the former Lady Mary Theresa Montagu Douglas Scott (1904-84), scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry.

Lady Davina was a niece of Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott (1901-2004), who married Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, third son of HM King George V.

She married in 1952 (divorced in 1992), the 11th Baron Barnard (1923-2016), by whom she had issue, including the 12th Baron Barnard.

 The Funeral Service to be held at St Michael & All Angels Church, Barningham, on Friday 21 September, 2018.


Thursday, September 06, 2018

Sally-Rose Gordon-Lennox 1937-2018

_. Sally-Rose Gordon-Lennox, who died whilst fishing on the River Spey, 5 September, 2018, aged 81, was the wife of the late Major-Gen Bernard Charles Gordon-Lennox, CB, MBE (1932-2017), scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon.

She was a daughter of John Weston Warner (1901-81) by his wife the former Joan Croft, and married in 1958, Maj-Gen Gordon-Lennox, son of Lt-Gen Sir George Gordon-Lennox, KBE, CB, CVO, DSO, &c.

She was the mother of three sons.

The funeral takes place at St Michael's Church, Inkpen, 27 September, 2018.


Hon Louis George Solomon Gordon (b 2018)

_. Isabelle Anna N. Gordon, styled Countess of Haddo (born 1984), wife of George Ian Alastair Gordon, styled Earl of Haddo (born 1983), gave birth to a son, the Hon Louis George Solomon Gordon, 5 September, 2018, a brother for Ivo, styled Viscount Formatine (born 2012), for the Hon Johnny (born 2014), and Lady Christabel (born 2016).

George, Earl of Haddo is the eldest son and heir of the 7th Marquess of Aberdeen & Temair (born 1955), by his wife the former Joanna Clodagh Houldsworth.

The Countess of Haddo is a daughter of David G. Coaten (born 1959), by his wife the former Sacha Rekelj.


Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Caspar Louis Elwes (born 2018)

_. Melanie Elwes (nee Kantorowicz), wife of Rupert William Elwes (born 1975), scion of that landed gentry family, of Congham, gave birth to a son, Caspar Louis, 4 September, 2018, a brother for Oliver Rex (born 2011), and for Eva Mary (born 2014).

Rupert is a son of Christopher Julian Elwes (born 1947), whom married his second cousin, Arabella Mary Seymour (born 1952). The couple have a descent from Sir Everard Hambro (1842-1925). The family descends also from the banker Abel Smith, an ancestor of HM The Queen, &c.

Melanie Elwes is a daughter of Donald Kantorowicz-Toro, of London.


Compton/Montagu Stuart Wortley-Hunt engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 5 September, 2018, between Orlando Edward de Grey Compton (born 1986), scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, elder son of Richard Clephane Compton (born 1957), of Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Lucinda Jane Astell Hohler, scion of that landed family, and Fleur Aline Isabel Montagu Stuart Wortley-Hunt (born 1989), scion of the Earls of Wharncliffe, only daughter of John Wortley-Hunt, of Marshall, Texas, and Lady Rowena Montagu Stuart Wortley (born 1961), of Wortley, South Yorkshire, daughter of the late 4th Earl of Wharncliffe (1935-87).


Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Hesketh-Harvey/Chance engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 September, 2018, between Rollo Hesketh-Harvey, son of Christopher John (Kit) Hesketh-Harvey, by his wife the former Catherine Rabett (b 20 July, 1960), and Rosie Chance, daughter of Mr Andrew Chance and the late Mrs Chance.

Kit Hesketh-Harvey is the musical performer, translator, and screenwriter. Catherine (Katie) Rabett is the actress former girlfriend of HRH The Duke of York.


Woods/Younger engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 September, 2018, between Dominic Robin Woods, youngest son of Mr Edward Woods and Mrs James Shepherd-Cross, of Greens Norton, Northamptonshire, & Katrina Louise Younger (born 1990), scion of the Viscounts Younger of Leckie, second daughter of the Hon Charles Gerald Alexander Younger (born 1959), of Gifford, East Lothian, by his wife the former Sally Elizabeth Fergusson.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the Baron Younger of Prestwick, KT, KCVO, TD, PC, life peer, who succeeded as 4th Viscount Younger, and who d 26 January, 2003.


Alexander Fabian Gabinsky (born 2018)

_. The Lady Frances Gabinsky (nee Lindesay-Bethune, born 1986), wife of Rostislav Gabinsky, gave birth to a son, Alexander Fabian, 19 August, 2018.

Rostislav Gabinsky is a son of Dr Vladimir Gabisnky & Mrs Sofya Borodovsky-Lyalin, of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Lady Frances is the eldest daughter of the 16th Earl of Lindsay (b 19 Nov, 1955), of Upper Largo, Fife, & the Countess of Lindsay (nee Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald).

Monday, September 03, 2018

Skinner/Groves engagement

_. The engagement was announced 3 September, 2018, between Miles David R Skinner (born 1986), son of the late David J Skinner by his wife the former Dominique G.R. Bates (b 1959), of Haslemere, Surrey, & Francesca Katherine Charteris Groves (born 1987), daughter of Richard William Lewis Groves, of Fontmell Parva, Dorset, by his wife the former Helen Mary Keppel Charteris (b 1956), scion of the Earls of Wemyss & March, dau of David Nigel Charteris (1920-2007), by his first wife the former Eupehmia Mary Inglis (1924-69), dau of Major-General Sir (John) Drummond Inglis, KBE, CB, MC (1895-1985), &c.


Sylvia Dorothy Talbot Rice (d 2018)

__. Sylvia Dorothy Talbot Rice, who died 2 September, 2018, was the widow of (David) Arthur Talbot Rice (b 1931), scion of the Barons Dynevor. She was the former Sylvia Dorothy Metaxas, dau of P.B. Metaxas, of Eaton Place, SW1, and married Mr Talbot Rice, as his second wife, in 1961. Three children of the union, Robert, Victoria and Alexander.

Funeral at St Mary's Church, Amport, 21 September, 2018.


Frances, Lady Grey Egerton (died 2018)

_. Frances, Lady Grey Egerton, who died 2 September, 2018, aged 96, was the widow of Sir John Grey Egerton, 15th Baronet (1920-2008).

She was the former Frances Mary Rainey-Robinson, daughter of Colonel Robert Maximilian Rainey-Robinson, and married firstly, Squadron Leader William Dudley Williams, DFC, by whom she had issue; married 2ndly, 1986, as his second wife, Sir (Philip) John Caledon Grey Egerton, 15th Baronet, who died in 2008.

She leaves two daughters from her first marriage, Caroline and Amanda.

The funeral takes place Monday 24 September, 2018, at St Peter’s Church, West Knighton, Dorchester.


Petronella Troubridge (died 2018)

_. Mrs Petronella Troubridge, who died 2 September, 2018, was the second wife of Thomas Troubridge (1939-2015), scion of the Troubridge baronets (cr GB, 1799).

She was the former Petronella von Woyrsch, daughter of Siegfried von Woyrsch, of Portals Nous, Mallorca, by his wife Sibylle von Gersdorff, and was niece of Udo von Woyrsch, a high ranking Nazi official responsible for implementing the regime's racial policies in the Second World War.

She married firstly (div), James Russell Forgan Jr, (1930-2001), a New York businessman; married 2ndly, 1981, as his second wife, Thomas Troubridge (1939-2015), who had married firstly, 1971 (divorced 1977, and marriage annulled  by the Roman Catholic Church 1978) Baroness Marie-Christine Hedwig Agnes Ida von Reibnitz (she married 30 June, 1978, as her second husband, HRH Prince Michael of Kent).

Mrs Troubridge left no children from her second marriage.

A Memorial Service is to take place at Chelsea Old Church, 23 Oct, 2018.


Sunday, September 02, 2018

Michael Hugh Cave 1934-2018

__. Michael Hugh Cave, died 1 September, 2018. He was 83.

Born in 1934 the son of Lawrence Charles Henry Cave (b 1896) of Stone Hill, Petersfield, by his wife the former Joan George, and grandson of Wilhelmina Mary Henrietta Kerr, scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, &c.

There will be a Memorial Service at The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Petworth, on Thursday 22nd November, 2018.



Saturday, September 01, 2018

Erskine/Kent engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1 September, 2018, between Harry Charles David Erskine (born 1988) scion of the Earls of Buchan, eldest son of Colonel James Malcolm Kenneth Erskine (born 1957), of Dunrievie, Perthshire, by his wife the former Jennifer MacLellan, and Philippa Louise Kent (born 1989), daughter of Dr Chris Kent, of Bourn, Cambridgeshire, and Dr Anne Butcher.


Dawnay/Boggis engagement

__. The engagement was announced 1 September, 2018, between Capt Nicholas Marshall Dawnay (born 1988), scion of the Viscounts Downe, son of Rupert Payan Dawnay, by his wife the former Carolyn Chapman, & Dr Lucy Edita Boggis, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Andrew Gurdon Boggis (born 1954), by his wife the former Fiona Mary Cocke.


Warrilow-Wilson/Bridgeman marriage

_. The marriage took place at St Andrew's Church, Weston-under-Lizard, 1 September, 2018, between Dr Philip Warrilow-Wilson, elder son of Simon Philip Wilson, of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, and Mrs Wilson, and the Lady Alicia Rose Bridgeman (born 27 December, 1990), only daughter of the 7th Earl of Bradford (b 3 Oct, 1947), of Weston Park, Shifnal, Shropshire, by his former first wife, the former Joanne Elizabeth Miller (now Mrs Philip Porter, of Hungerford, Berkshire).


Catalina Aykroyd (died 2018)

_. Catalina Aykroyd, who died 31 August, 2018, was the wife of Bertram Aykroyd (1915-83), scion of the Aykroyd baronets. She was the former Catalina Marchington, daughter of Henry Marchington, and married Bertram Aykroyd, as his second wife, 28 September, 1949, by whom she had three children. Her husband, a son of Sir Frederick Aykroyd, 1st Baronet, died 13 Dec, 1983.

A Service to celebrate her life will take place at the Church of St Mary and St Gabriel, South Harting, Friday 9 November, 2018.


Peck/Holland-Hibbert engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1st September, 2018, between George S.H. Peck, son of Mr and Mrs Jonathan Peck, of Fulham, London, and Rosanna Sarah (Rosie) Holland-Hibbert (born 1990), scion of the Viscounts Knutsford, daughter of the Hon Henry Thurstan Holland-Hibbert (born 6 Apr 1959), of Munden, Watford, Herts, by his wife the former Katherine Ropner, scion of the Ropner baronets.

Rosie's father is heir apparent to the viscountcy of Knutsford.


Truluck/Adebomi Adewale engagement

The engagement was announced 1 September, 2018, between Laurie J.G. Truluck, son of Maj Gen and Mrs Ashley Truluck, of Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, and Princess Adebomi Adewale, daughter of the late Prince Gabriel Adekunjo Adewale and of Prof Adewale, of Ogun State, Nigeria.


Oscar Alexander McCorquodale (born 2018)

_. Jessica McCorquodale (nee Donnelly), wife of David Norman Berkeley McCorquodale (born 1960), scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Oscar Alexander, 12 May, 2018, at Redhill, Surrey.

Jessica is a daughter of Mr William Donnelly and Ms Deborah Bailey. David McCorquodale is a son of the late Euan Norman Jersey McCorquodale (1929-2010) and Mrs Sally Hazlehurst.

David's sister Laura married William Sitwell, scion of the Sitwell baronets of Renishaw. His aunt, Mary McCorquodale, married the Queen's cousin, the 17th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, &c.


Max Robin Wynford Dewhurst (born 2018)

__. Katherine Leila Sarah Dewhurst (nee Rose Price, born 1985), scion of the Price baronets and wife of Robert Edward Charles Dewhurst (born 1984), gave birth to a son, Max Robin Wynford, 30 August, 2018.

Robert Dewhurst is a son of Charles Frederick Dewhurst (born 1946) descended from the Warren baronets, by his wife the former Lindsay Mary MacLeod Phillimore (born 1951), scion of the Barons Phillimore.

Katherine Dewhurst is a daughter of (Thomas Geoffrey) Timothy Rose Price (born 1948), by his wife the former Leila Anne Katherine Rasch (born 1952), dau of Maj Sir Richard Rasch, 3rd Baronet (1918-96).