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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Vesterberg/Ogilvy engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 November, 2019, between Mr Timothy Vesterberg [born 1 Aug, 1993], son of Mr & Mrs Patrik Vesterberg, of Stockholm, Sweden, & Miss Flora Alexandra Ogilvy [born 15 December, 1994], descended from the Royal House of Windsor, & scion of the Earls of Airlie, only daughter of James Robert Bruce Ogilvy [born 29 February, 1964], of Fawley, by his wife the former Julia Caroline Rawlinson [born 28 Oct, 1964].

Flora Ogilvy is a granddaughter of the late Rt Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy, KCVO, PC [1928-2004], by his wife HRH Princess Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel of Kent [born 25 Dec, 1936], daughter of HRH The late Prince George Edward Alexander Edmund, 1st Duke of Kent [1902-1942], by his wife HRH Princess Marina of Greece & Denmark [1906-68].

The bride-to-be is a great-great granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary.

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The Lady Anne Mildred Ismay Mackenzie [nee FitzRoy] 1920-2019

_. The Lady Anne Mackenzie [nee Fitzroy], who died 4 November, 2019, aged 99, was a scion of the Dukes of Grafton.

She was born Lady Anne Mildred Ismay Fitzroy, 7 August, 1920, the only daughter of the 10th Duke of Grafton [1892-1970], a direct male line descendant of King Charles II. Her mother was the duke's first wife, the former Lady Doreen Maria Josepha Sydney Buxton [1897-1923], daughter of the 1st Earl Buxton; her elder brother was the 11th Duke of Grafton, KG [1919-2011].

Lady Anne married 19 Apr, 1947, Major Colin Dalziel Mackenzie, MBE, MC [born 23 March, 1919, died 1999], the eldest son of Lieut-Col Alexander Mackenzie, CVO, DSO, of Farr, co Inverness, by whom she had issue,


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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Field Marshal The Baron Bramall, KG, GCB, OBE, MC, JP, DL 1923-2019

_. Field Marshal the Lord Bramall, KG, GCB, OBE, MC, JP, DL, died 12 November, 2019. He was 95.

Edwin Noel Westby Bramall was born 18 December, 1923, son of Major Edmund Haselby Bramall, late the Royal Artillery, of Sloane Sq, London SW3; educated at Eton; commissioned in the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1943; served in the Second World War in NW Europe, 1944-45 [awarded the MC, 1945], occupation of Japan, 1946-47; Instructor, School of Infantry 1949-51; Instructor at the Army Staff College 1958-61; on the staff of Earl Mountbatten of Burma with responsibility for reorganization of the Ministry of Defence 1963-64; Commanding Officer 2nd Green Jackets, KRRC;, Malaysia 1965-66; GOC 1st Div BAOR, 1973; Lieutenant-General 1973; Commander British Forces in Hong Kong 1973-76; General 1976; Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces 1976-78;  Vice Chief of the Defence Staff 1978-79; Chief of the General Staff 1979-82; Chief of the Defence Staff 1982-85; ADC [General] to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1979-82; Colonel Cmmandant 3rd Battalion Royal Green Jackets 1973-84; Colonel, 2nd Goorkhas from 1976; appointed Field Marshal 1982; Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, 1986; Trustee of the Imperial War Museum from 1983 [Chairman in 1989]; President of the MCC 1988-89; &c.

Bramall was appointed OBE in 1965; KCB, 1974; GCB 1979; KG 1990.

He was a created a life peer as Baron Bramall, of Bushfield in the County of Hampshire, 1987.

He married in 1949, Dorothy Avril Wentworth Vernon [died 22 July, 2015, aged 93], the only daughter of Brigadier-General Henry Albemarle Vernon, DSO, by whom he had issue.

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Baron Mawhinney, PC 1940-2019

_. The Lord Mawhinney, PC, life Baron, former Conservative government minister, died 9 November, 2019, aged 79.

Brian Stanley Mawhinney was the Conservative MP for Peterborough, 1979-1997; was a junior minister in the Northern Ireland Office, 1986; Minister of State for Northern Ireland, 1990; Minister of State, Department of Health 1992-94; cr PC, 1994; Secretary of State for Transport, 1994-; later Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister without Portfolio; resigned from the Commons in May, 2005; created a life peer as Baron Mawhinney, of Peterborough, 2005.

Lord Mawhinney served as Chairman of the Football League.

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Saturday, November 09, 2019

Theodore Alexander Frederick Grimston [born 2019]

_. [Jocelyn] Octavia Grimston [nee Wayne, born 1987], wife of Alexander Rupert Ponsonby Grimston [born 1989], scion of the Barons Grimston of Westbury, gave birth to a son, Theodore Alexander Frederick, 16 October, 2019.

Alexander is  the 2nd son of Major the Hon [Gerald] Charles Walter Grimston [born 1953], late the Scots Guards, by his wife the former Katherine Evelyn Kettle.

Alexander Grimston is a nephew of the 3rd [unmarried] Baron. His father is heir presumptive to the peerage.

Octavia Grimston is a daughter of William S. Wayne, by his wife the former Gillian A. Blyth.

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Williams-Wynn/Clarkson Webb engagement

The engagement was announced 9 November, 2019, between Nicholas Watkin Williams-Wynn [born 1988], a son of Sir [David] Watkin Williams-Wynn, 11th Baronet [born 18 Feb, 1940], of St Asaph, by his second wife, Janie, Lady Williams-Wynn, of Ruthin, Denbighshire [nee (Victoria) Jane Dillon De Ath], & Georgina Claire Clarkson Webb [born 1987], daughter of [William] Simon Clarkson Webb [born 1958], of Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk, by his wife the former Anne L. Weston [born 1960].

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Martha Katherine Victoria Vaughan [born 2019]

_. Laura Jane Ulla Vaughan [nee Fairfax, born 1987], scion of the Lords Fairfax of Cameron, and wife of [Vaughan] William W. Vaughan [born 1987], gave birth to a daughter, Martha Katherine Victoria, 24 October, 2019.

William Vaughan is a son of Mr David Arthur John Vaughan, CBE QC [born 1938] and Mrs Vaughan.

Laura is a daughter of the Hon Hugh Nigel Thomas Fairfax [born 1958], by his wife the former Victoria Janet Neave, scion of the baronets of that name.

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Southesk/Ascoli engagement

_. The engagement was announced 8 November, 2019, between Charles Duff Carnegie, styled Earl of Southesk [born 1 July, 1989], eldest son and heir of the 4th Duke of Fife [born 3 March, 1961], of Kinnaird Castle, Angus, and of the Duchess of Fife [nee Caroline Anne Bunting, born 13 November, 1961], & Camille Ascoli [born Paris, 6 March, 1990], daughter of Roberto Ascoli [born 1961], by his wife the former Valerie Ledoux.

Lord Southesk, a godson of Diana, Princess of Wales is a descendant of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

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Friday, November 08, 2019

The Baroness Vincent of Coleshill [died 2019]

_. The Baroness Vincent of Coleshill, who died 29 October, 2019, was the widow of Field Marshal the Baron Vincent of Coleshill, GBE, KCB, DSO [1931-2018].

Her husband was Chief of the Defence Staff, and created a life peer in 1996.

Lady Vincent was the former Jean Paterson Stewart, daughter of Kenneth Brown Stewart, and married Richard Frederick 'Dick' Vincent in 1955. She leaves issue.

The funeral takes place 19 November, 2019.

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Sophia Yuill [née Pauncefort-Duncombe] 1925-2019

_. Sophia Yuill, who died 3 November, 2019, aged 94, was a scion of the Pauncefort-Duncombe baronets, born 1 July, 1925, daughter of Sir Everard Philip Digby Pauncefort-Duncombe, 3rd Baronet [1885-1971], by his wife the former Evelyn Elvira Denny; she married 5 Oct, 1957, Archibald Evariste Yuill [died 31 Dec, 2009], by whom she had issue, a son, William George Henry Yuill [born 15 Sept, 1961].

A Thanksgiving service takes place at St Luke’s Chelsea on 22 November, 2019.

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Thursday, November 07, 2019

Bridget Astor [nee Wreford] 1928-2019

_. Bridget Astor [nee Wreford], artist, who died 16 October, 2019, aged 91, was the widow of the Hon [Francis] David Langhorne Astor, CH [1912-2001], editor of the Observer newspaper 1948-75, scion of the Viscounts Astor.

She was born Bridget Wreford, in 1928, a daughter of Major Cyril Frederick Wreford [1899-1978], of Odicknoll, Edginswell, co Devon, by his 2nd wife the former Aphra Mary Esther Bush [1903-74]; she married 28 February, 1952, the Hon David Astor, second son of the 2nd Viscount Astor [1879-1952], by his wife the former Nancy Witcher Langhorne [aka Nancy, Viscountess Astor] [1879-1964].

Her husband died 7 December, 2001, aged 89.

She leaves issue, two sons Richard [born 1955] and Thomas [born 1962], and three daughters, Alice [born 1953], Lucy [1958] and Nancy [born 1960]. She was also step-mother of David Astor's daughter, Frances [born 1947], from his first marriage.

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Marx/Lievano engagement

_. The engagement was announced 6 November, 2019, between Julian James Locke Marx [born 1983], younger son of the late David George Locke Marx [1936-2010], by his wife the former Jill Morag Dickie, of Fulham, London, & Adriana Lievano, the only daughter of Señor Ricardo Lievano and Senora Gloria Menjura, of Bogota, Colombia.

Julian Marx's grandfather, Capt George Francis Locke Marx  [1890-1965] married Augusta Susan Fergusson [1904-2001], scion of the Fergusson baronets of Kilkerran, and a descendant of the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie, &c.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Olga Mary Bland [nee Hohler] 1940-2019

_. Olga Mary Bland [nee Hohler], who died 29 October, 2019, aged 79, was a descendant of the Royal House of Hanover. She was a great-great granddaughter of Prince George, Duke of Cambridge.

She was born at Windsor, 11 October, 1940, daughter of Edward Christopher Hohler [1917-1997], scion of that landed gentry family, by his wife the former Mary Alice Olga Sofia Jane Lane [1919-2014].

Olga's grandfather, Robert Charlton Lane [1873-1943], married 1905, Olga Mary Adelaide FitzGeorge [1877-1928], daughter of Sir Adolphus Augustus Frederick FitzGeorge [1846-1922], son of Field Marshal HRH Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge [1819-1904], grandson of King George III, and a first cousin of Queen Victoria.

Prince George married, in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act 1772, the actress Sarah Louisa Fairbrother [1816-1890]. His wife took the name Mrs FitzGeorge, and their sons took the surname FitzGeorge.

Olga Hohler married 5 July, 1969, Godfrey Hamilton Bland [born 3 July, 1943], son of Capt James Franklin McMahon Bland [1905-84], by his wife the former Jess Buchan Brodie, by whom she had issue, two sons Richard [born 1972], and Alexander [born 1979], and a daughter, Caroline [born 1975].

The funeral takes place at St Nicholas' Church, Sandhurst, Kent, 25 November, 2019.

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Clementi/Stein engagement

_. The engagement was announced 6 November, 2019, between Tom C. Clementi, son of Sir David Cecil Clementi [born 1949], of Wimbledon, London, and Lady Clementi, & Alice M. Stein, daughter of Mr & Mrs Nigel Stein, of Waters Upton, Shropshire.

Tom Clementi's paternal grandfather, Air Vice Marshal Cresswell Montagu Clementi, CB, CBE [died 1981], married in 1940, Susan Pelham [born 1918], scion of the Earls of Chichester.

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Edward Thomas Philip Francklin [born 2019]

 _. Chloe Charlotte Francklin [nee Maier, born 1989], wife of Henry Alexander John Francklin [born 1988], gave birth to a son, Edward Thomas Philip, 29 October, 2019.

Henry is a son of William Alexander Mavourn Francklin, of Wicken House, co Northampton, by his wife the former Celinda Lucinda Palmer [born 1961]. scion of the Palmer baronets, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Palmer, 12th Baronet [born 1936], by his wife the former Clarissa Mary Villiers-Smith [born 1938].

Chloe Francklin is a daughter of Thomas Maier.

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019

David William James Price 1947-2019

_.David William James Price, who has died aged 72, born in 1947, son of Richard James Emlyn Price [1904-83], by his wife the former [Miriam Joan] Jane Dunsford [born 1923]; married 1971, Shervie Ann Lander Whitaker [born 28 March, 1950], scion of the Whitaker baronets, daughter of Sir James Whitaker, 3rd Baronet OBE [1925-1999], by his wife the former Mary Elisabeth Lander Johnson [1919-1998]; by whom he had issue a son, William, and a daughter, Hesther.

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Bolitho/Harbage engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 November, 2019, between Capt Thomas Alverne Bolitho, of the Grenadier Guards [born 1991], scion of that landed family, elder son of Alverne Robert Bolitho [born 1961], of Petersfield, Hampshire, by his wife the former Annabel Louise Shaw-Baker [born 1962]; & Eleanor Charlotte Herschel Harbage [born 1991], daughter of William John Hirons Harbage, QC [born 1960], of Bulwick, co Northampton, by his wife the former Julia Mary Herschel Dunkerley [born 1960]/

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Colin Shane Anson 1931-2019

_. Colin Shane Anson, who died at Diss, Norfolk, 26 October, 2019, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Lichfield, a descendant of the 2nd Earl.

He was born 29 July, 1931, second son of Anthony John Anson [1904-1981], by his wife the former Rosalind Desiree Arbuthnot [1906-1985], scion of the Arbuthnot baronets; unmarried. He was a partner of Ahmet _____.

The cremation takes place at West Suffolk Crematorium, 12 November, 2019.

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Sunday, November 03, 2019

April Sebag-Montefiore [nee Jaffé] 1927-2019

_. Phyllis April Sebag-Montefiore [nee nJaffé ], actress and novelist, died 28 October, 2019, aged 92.

She was born in 1927, of Russian/Lithuanian descent, the daughter of Dr Henry Norman Jaffe [1898-1969], by his wife the former Miriam Woolf [1896-1993]; married 1952, Dr Stephen Eric Sebag-Montefiore [1926-2014], socion of that landed family, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Eric Cecil Sebag-Montefiore [1899-1991], by his wife the former Audrey Mabel Rose Haldin [1899-1984], a granddaughter maternally of Sir Herbert Leon, 1st Baronet [1850-1926]. Mrs Sebag-Montefiore leaves four sons, including the writer Simon Sebag-Montefiore [born 1965], who married Santa Palmer-Tomkinson [born 1970], scion of that landed family.

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Friday, November 01, 2019

Frank Thomas Robertson Giles 1919-2019

_. Frank Giles, journalist, former editor of the Sunday Times, died 30 October, 2019. He was 100.

He was born 31 July, 1919, son of Colonel Frank Lucas Netlam Giles, DSO, OBE [1879-1930], by his wife the former Elgiva Mary Ackland-Allen [1890-1970]; married 1946, the Lady Katharine Pamela [Kitty] Sackville [1926-2010], scion of the Earls De La Warr, a daughter of the 9th Earl De La Warr [1900-76], by his first wife the former Diana Helena Leigh [1896-1966], by whom he had a son, Sebastian, and two daughters, Belinda and the late Sarah [former wife of Rodolphe d'Erlanger].

The funeral takes place at St Michael’s and All Angels, Withyham, East Sussex, 15 November 2019.


Sir George Tapps Gervis Meyrick, 7th Baronet 1941-2019

_. Sir George Christopher Cadafael Tapps Gervis Meyrick, 7th Baronet, wealthy landowner, died 24 October, 2019.

He was born 10 March, 1941 the son of Sir George David Eliott Tapps Gervis Meyrick 6th Baronet [1915-1988], by his wife the former Ann Elizabeth Miller [1919-2007]; succeeded to the family baronetcy and the Hinton Admiral estate, near Christchurch, Hampshire, on his father's demise, 1988; married 1968, Jean Louise Montagu Douglas Scott [born 1943], scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, and niece of HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester [1901-2004]; by whom he had 2 sons and one daughter. The son, George William Owen Tapps Gervis Meyrick [born 1970], who married the novelist Candida Clark, succeeds to the title.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Christchurch Priory, Dorset, 14 November, 2019.

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Hon Alan Duncan Leslie-Melville 1928-2019

_. The Hon Alan Duncan Leslie-Melville, who died at Inverness, 26 October, 2019, aged 91, was a scion of the Earls of Leven & Melville; born in 1928, son of the 13th Earl of Leven & Melville, KT [1890-1947], by his wife the former Lady Rosamond Sylvia Diana Foljambe [1893-1974], scion of the Earls of Liverpool; married 1997, the former [Veronica] Sally Watts, daughter of Robert Watts by his wife the former Veronica Pick.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at Cawdor Parish Church, 8 Nov, 2019.

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Fife/Dodson engagement

_.The engagement was announced 1 November, 2019, between Frederick James Aubone [Freddie] Fife [born 1990], son of James Alexander Fife, of Langton, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Isobel Catherine Meyrick [born 1959],  & Antonia F.E. Dodson, daughter of Mr and Mrs Gerald Dodson, of North Waltham, Hampshire.

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Naylor-Leyland/Cooper engagement

_.The engagement was announced 1 November, 2019, between Frederick George [Freddie] Naylor-Leyland [born 25 August, 1987], scion of the Naylor-Leyland baronets, younger son of David George Edward Naylor-Leyland [born 13 Oct, 1955], of Woodcote, Berkshire, by his wife the former Jane Lucinda Christian [born 29 Apr, 1955], & Sophie E. Cooper, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Anthony Cooper, of Bussage, Gloucestershire.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Clifford Keith Wain Schellenberg 1929-2019

 _. Keith Schellenberg, who died at Richmond, North Yorkshire, 28 October, 2019, aged 90, was a businessman, adventurer and Winter Olympian.

Clifford Keith Wain Schellenberg was born in March 1929, son of Clifford Robertshaw Schellenberg [1898-1971], of Marton-in-Cleveland, by his wife the former Doris Ann Richardson; he married four times, firstly in 1957 to Jan Hagenbach; secondly, in 1964 [div 1981], to the Hon Margaret de Hauteville Hamilton [born 1939], daughter of the 11th Lord Belhaven & Stenton, CIE [1871-1950], by his second wife the former Sheila de Hauteville Pearson [1916-62]; married 3rdly, Susan Minette Urquhart [1944-2014], dau of Maj-Gen Robert Urquhart; and fourthly to Jilly ____.He leaves issue.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Morrison/Kennard engagement

_. The engagement was announced 30 October, 2019, between Simon George Strangways Morrison [born 9 August, 1984], son of Mr Guy Martin James Morrison, of Evancoyd Court, Powys, by his former wife the former Hon Charlotte Anne Monckton-Arundell [now the Hon Charlotte Townshend, of Melbury House, Dorset, born 16 April, 1955], and Lucy G. Kennard, daughter of Mr & Mrs Vivian Kennard, of Chilfrome House, Dorset.

Simon Morrison is the heir to the Melbury estate inherited by his mother in 1989. His mother, who married secondly, in 1995, James Reginald Townshend, is a daughter of the 9th Viscount Galway [1929-1971], by his heiress wife the former Lady Theresa Jane Fox-Strangways [1932-1989], who was the only surviving child of the 7th Earl of Ilchester [1905-1964], of Melbury House.

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Heneage/Stone engagement

The engagement is announced between William Peter Heneage [born 17 February, 1986], son of Robert John Heneage [born 25 June, 1956], of North Carlton, Lincolnshire, by his wife the former Mary-Ann Louise Milne, and Dr Victoria K.J. Stone, daughter of Dr and Mrs Timothy Stone, of Saffron Walden, Essex.

William Heneage is descended from the Barons Petre, and the Earls of Morton, &c.

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Claudia Scott-Moncrieff 1943-2019

_. Claudia Scott-Moncrieff [nee Petre], who died 14 October, 2019, aged 76, was a scion of the Barons Petre.

She was born in 1943, daughter of Major Robert Charles Petre [1912-96], by his wife the former Mary Delphine Chichester [1908-1995]; married 1971, Ambrose Eustace Patrick Scott-Moncrieff [born 1947], scion of that Scots landed family, son of David William Hardy Scott-Moncrieff [1907-1987] by his wife the former Averil Marion Anne Sneyd [1915-2006], by whom she had a daughter, Chloe [born 1976].

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Fisher/Stamper engagement

_. The engagement was announced 29 October, 2019, between the Hon Benjamin Vavasseur Fisher [born 1958], a widower, son of the 3rd Baron Fisher [1921-2012], by his first wife the former Elizabeth Ann Penelope Holt, and Mrs Emma Elizabeth Stamper, former wife of Angus James Stamper, and daughter of Michael J.B. Crowe, by his wife the former Elizabeth J Milbank.

Benjamin Fisher's first marriage was to Pamela Margaret Cooper. She died in 2016.

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Rosemary, Lady Forbes 1921-2019

_. Rosemary, Lady Forbes, who died 26 October, 2019, aged 98, was the widow of Major the 22nd Lord Forbes, KBE [1918-2013].

She was born the Hon Rosemary Katherine Hamilton-Russell, 1 April, 1921, daughter of the 9th Viscount Boyne [1864-1942], by his wife the former Lady Margaret Selina Lascelles [1883-1978], daughter of the 5th Earl of Harewood [1846-1929]. Her mother was a sister-in-law of HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood [1897-1965].

 She married 23 May, 1942, Major the 22nd Lord Forbes, by whom she had issue, by whom she had issue, two sons and a daughter.

She was widowed, 5 March, 2013. Her elder son succeeded to the peerage.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Louloudis/Graham engagement

_. The engagement was announced 29 October, 2019, between Constantine Michael Louloudis, MBE [born 15 September, 1991], the British rower and dual Olympian, son of Leonard Constantine Louloudis by his wife the former Hon Madeleine Marie Dillon, CVO [born 1957], & Beatrice L. Graham, daughter of Mr & Mrs Alastair Graham.

Constantine's mother has been Lady-in-waiting to HRH The Princess Royal for many years and is a daughter of the 20th Viscount Dillon.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Lieut-Col Sir [Walter Hugh] Malcolm Ross, GCVO 1943-2019

_. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir [Walter Hugh] Malcolm Ross, GCVO, OBE, died 27 October, 2019, his 76th birthday.

Courtier Sir Malcolm Ross joined the Royal Household in 1987, and was Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain's Office 1991-2005; Extra Equerry to Her Majesty the Queen from 1988; Master of the Household to the Prince of Wales, 2006-08, &c.

Sir Malcolm was Lord Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, 2006-2018.

In 2016 he was appointed the Lord Prior of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.

Appointed OBE, 1988; CVO, 1994; KCVO, 1999; GCVO, 2005.

He was born 27 Oct, 1943, son of Colonel Walter John Macdonald Ross [died 1982], by his wife the former Josephine May Cross [died 1982]. His sister Susan is the Countess of Annandale & Hartfell, wife of the 11th Earl; he married Susan Jane Gow [born 1949], daughter of General Sir Michael Gow, GCB, DL [1924-2013], by his wife the former Jane Emily Scott [born 1925], scion of the Scott baronets of Beauclerc; by whom he had issue, a son, Hector [born 1983], and two daughters, Tabitha [born 1970], and Flora [born 1974].

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Paget/Dingemans engagement

_. The engagement was announced 28 October, 2019, between Harry Arthur Westwood Paget [born 2 July, 1986], elder son of the Rev Richard Campbell Paget, of Brenchley, Kent, by his wife the former Henrietta Maria Elizabeth Sweeting [born 31 October, 1953], & Phoebe A. Dingemans, elder daughter of Sir James Michael Dingemans [the Hon Mr Justice Dingemans] [born 25 June, 1964] a Judge of the Queen's Bench Division, and Lady Dingemans, of Lindfield, West Sussex.

Harry is a descendant of King Charles II via the Beauclerk Dukes of St Albans and is descended from Topham Beauclerk and the first Lady Diana Spencer [1734-1808].

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Helen McAlpine [died 2019]

_. Helen McAlpine, who died at Tetbury, Gloucestershire, 22 October, 2019, aged 100, was the widow of Robert Douglas Christopher McAlpine, CMG [1919-2008], scion of the McAlpine baronets. Her husband was a diplomat and was managing director of Baring Brothers, 1969-79.

She was the former Helen Frances Margery Cannan, daughter of Capt Astley Cannan, and married 4 Dec, 1943, Christopher McAlpine, son of Archibald Douglas McAlpine [1890-1981], by his first wife the former Elizabeth Meg Sidebottom [died 1941], by whom she had issue.

The funeral takes place at Beverston Church, 8 November, 2019.

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Charles Evan Bruce-Gardyne 1927-2019

_. Charles Evan Bruce-Gardyne, 14th of Middleton, head of that landed family, died 22 October, 2019. He was 92.

He was born 15 Feb, 1927, son of Capt Evan Bruce-Gardyne, 13th of Middleton [1885-1949], by his wife the former Joan McLaren.

He was an elder brother of Tory MP John Bruce-Gardyne [1930-90], created a life peer as Baron Bruce-Gardyne in 1983.

He married 16 Apr, 1966, Dorothy Margaret Blair-Imrie [born 1940], scion of that landed family, daughter of Lieutenant-Col Hew Angus Christopher Blair-Imrie [1915-44], by his wife the former Margaret Wedderburn Arbuthnott [1913-94], by whom he had issue, two sons, Evan and Hugh, and a daughter, Diana.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St John's Episcopal Church, Forfar, 1 November, 2019.

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The Baroness Dickinson [died 2019]

_. The Baroness Dickinson, who died 17 October, 2019, aged 90, was the wife of the 2nd Baron Dickinson.

As Mrs Rita Doreen Moir she married in 1980, as his second wife, Richard Clavering Hyett Dickinson [b 2 March, 1926] who, in 1943, had succeeded his grandfather as the 2nd Baron Dickinson, a peerage of the UK created in 1930.

Lady Dickinson leaves a son, Paul, and a daughter, Nicola, from her first marriage.

The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Painswick, Gloucestershire, 12 November, 2019.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Brownie Elizabeth, Countess of Northesk 1925-2019

_. Brownie Elizabeth, Countess of Northesk, who died 7 October, 2019, aged 94, was the widow of the 13th Earl of Northesk.

She was born in 1925 as Brownie Elizabeth Scott Grimason, daughter of John Scott Grimason, by his wife the former Elizabeth Margueritta Smith; married firstly, 1957, Carl Louis Heimann [1896-1968], by whom she had two sons; married secondly, 1989, as his second wife, the 13th Earl of Northesk [1926-1994].

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Kaye/Hewitt engagement

_. The engagement was announced 25 October, 2019, between Harry Edward F. Kaye [born 1991], son of Gerald Anthony Kaye [born 1958], of Henham, Hertfordshire, by his wife the former Emma A.J. Ferens [born 1962], & the Hon Alice Mary Hewitt [born 1990], daughter of the 9th Viscount Lifford [born 1949], of Kings Somborne, Hampshire, by his wife the former Alison Mary Law.

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Sancroft-Baker/Henderson engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 25 October, 2019, between Hugh Jasper Sancroft-Baker [born 1987], son of Raymond Samuel Sancroft-Baker [born 1950], of Swalcliffe Lea, co Oxon, by his wife the former [Daphne] Caroline Adams, & Annabel Rose Henderson [born 1989], scion of the Barons Faringdon, daughter of the Hon James Harold Henderson [born 1961], of Buscot Park, co Oxford, by his wife the former Lucinda Maria Hanson.

Hugh Sancroft-Baker's paternal grandmother was a Heron-Maxwell, of the baronets of that name.
The father of the bride-to-be is the son and heir of the 3rd Baron Faringdon [born 1937].

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Kyla Clare Helen Mackintosh of Mackintosh [born 2019]

_. Vanessa Mackintosh of Mackintosh [nee Heng], wife of John Lachlan Mackintosh of Mackintosh, 31st Chief of the Clan Mackintosh, gave birth to a daughter, Kyla Clare Helen, 18 October, 2019, in Singapore.

The Mackintosh of Mackintosh is the son of the 30th Chief of the Clan [1928-1995], by his wife the former Mabel Cecilia Helen Bruce [born 1939], scion of the Earls of Elgin & Kincardine.

The clan chief married Vanessa M Heng, daughter of Jeffrey Heng, of Singapore. Kyla is their first child.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Caroline Marion Hardman [nee Cameron] 1943-2019

_. Caroline Marion Hardman (née Cameron), who died 17 October, 2019, aged 76, was a scion of the Camerons of Lochiel; born in 1943, daughter of Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, KT, CVO, TD, 26th Chief of the Clan Cameron [1910-2004], by his wife the former Margaret Doris Gathorne-Hardy, scion of the Earls of Cranbrook; married 1967, Blaise Noel Anthony Hardman [born 1939], son of Air Marshal Sir James Hardman, GBE [1899-1982], by whom he had a son and four daughters.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at the Chapel of St Cross, Winchester, 22 Nov, 2019.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Robin Arthur Guinness 1925-2019

_. Robin Arthur Guinness, who died 17 October, 2019, was a member of the eponymous brewing dynasty. He was born in 1925 the son of John Cecil Cope Jenkinson Guinness [1890-1970], by his wife the former Betty Knowles Davies [1902-76]; married 1952, Judith Anne Hare [1925-86], daughter of Clifford Pitts Hare [1881-1958], of Scarcroft Manor, Thorner, near Leeds, by his wife the former Martha Annie Sykes [1890-1986], by whom he had a son Andrew, and daughter, Alina.

The funeral service takes place at St Edmund, Hardingstone, 2 Nov, 2019.

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Timothy John Benn 1936-2019

_. Timothy John Benn, who died 9 October, 2019, aged 82, was a publisher, a scion of the Benn baronets.

He was born 27 October, 1936, son of Sir John Andrews Benn, 3rd Baronet [died 1984] by his wife the Hon Ursula Alers-Hankey, daughter of the 1st Baron Hankey.

Benn served in the Scots Guards, was chairman and managing director of Benn Brothers, and chairman of Timothy Benn publishers Ltd, &c.

Married firstly 1959 [div 1973] Valerie Hamlyn Davie; married secondly, 1973, Mrs Susan Elizabeth Hardingham, dau of George Hodges; married thirdly, 1982, Christina Grace Townsend, dau of W.R. Hughes.

Mr Benn leaves issue from his first marriage.

The funeral takes place at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, 12 November, 2019.

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Isabella Daisy Beatrix Scrope [born 2019]

_. Eliza C.R. Scrope [nee Walker], wife of Richard Conyers William Scrope [born 1980], scion of that landed family, of Danby, co York, gave birth to a daughter, Isabella Daisy Beatrix, 16 October, 2019.

Richard Scrope is a son of the late William James Conyers (Bill) Scrope [d 22 June, 2009], by his wife the former Virginia [Ginny] Sheffield Mitchell [Mrs Ginny Scrope, of Chittoe, Wiltshire].

Eliza Scrope is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Paul Walker, of Chiswick, London.

Richard Scrope is a grandson of Adrian Cuthbert Scrope (1906-92) by his wife the former Everilda Sykes, dau Col Sir Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet, of Sledmere. &c.


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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Sir John Boyd, KCMG 1936-2019

_.Sir John Boyd, KCMG, diplomat, former British Ambassador to Tokyo, died 18 October, 2019.

Born in 1936 he was a son of Professor James Dixon Boyd [1907-68] by his wife the former Amélie Clara Loewenthal [1906-1998]; married firstly, 1968, Gunilla Kristina Ingegard Rönngren, by whom he had a son and a daughter; married secondly, 1977, Julia Daphne Raynsford [born 1948], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Capt Antony Edward Montague Raynsford, RN, DL [1914-1993], by his wife the former Hon Joan Rosemary Wakefield OBE [born 1920], daughter of the 1st and last Baron Wakefield of Kendal [1898-1983], by whom he had three daughters.

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Sylvia Mary Finola Stanier, LVO 1928-2019



Sylvia Mary Finola Stanier, LVO, scion of the Stanier baronets, and one of the greatest lady equestrians of her age, died 12 October, 2019. She was 91.

She was born 9 May, 1928, daughter of Brigadier Sir Alexander Stanier, 2nd Baronet [1899-1995] by his wife the former Dorothy Gladys Miller [died 1973].

Her uncle was Colonel Sir John Miller, GCVO [1919-2006], Crown Equerry to the Queen, 1961-87.

Riding from an early age, she grew up with a hunting and showing background and was a pupil of Sam Marsh in her early years. She then became a student of Lt. Col ‘Joe” Dudgeon, himself a pupil of Paul Rodzianko. In addition she studied Haute Ecole with two of the greatest dressage minds of the 20th Century for many years namely Einar-Schmit-Jensen and Nuno Oliveira. Between the three masters she learnt both the art of showjumping and Haute Ecole from some of the finest equestrians at the time. She trained horses as a result for the Olympic Games in Japan in 1964, Mexico in 1968 and Munich in 1972.

Not only had she trained extensively in the above disciplines but was also an expert in Side-Saddle, winning the Ladies Championship at the Dublin Horse show on Bachelor Gay in 1965, as well as winning the Lightweight Hunter Championships in 1966 and the Irish Dressage Championships in 1967. Bachelor Gay was trained by both Schmit-Jensen and Sylvia and went onto become the Duke of Edinburgh’s horse for the Trooping of the Colour.

In 1966 she gave a display of her long reining skills – which she learnt from Schmit-Jensen - in the presence of both her Masters Oliveira and Schmit-Jensen at the Horse of the Year Show – Oliveira marvelled at long reining skills with Le Marquis.

She worked for many years at Burton Hall – which at the time was the centre of all equestrian excellence in Ireland, for Col. Dudgeon, and then with the Galvins schooling their international horses.

For many years Sylvia also worked for her Majesty the Queen and Burmese in side saddle preparing for the Trooping of the Colour and was awarded an LVO by her Majesty for her services.

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Morrison/Prado engagement

_.The engagement is announced 22 October, 2019, between the Hon Declan James Morrison [born 11 July, 1993], scion of the Barons Margadale, son and heir of the 3rd Baron Margadale [born 4 Apr, 1958], of Fonthill, Wiltshire, by his first wife the former Lady Sophia Louise Sydney Cavendish [born 1957],  [now Sophia Topley, of Chirton, Wiltshire], and Maria de Los Milagros Prado, daughter of Señor and Señora Juan Miguel Prado, of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Declan Morrison is a grandson maternally of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, KG [1920-2004], by his wife the former Hon Deborah Freeman-Mitford [1920-2014].

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Jane, Baroness Stanley of Alderley 1934-2019

_. Jane Baroness Stanley of Alderley, widow of the 8th Baron, died 16 October, 2019. She was 85.

She was born in 1934 as Jane Barrett Hartley, daughter of Ernest George Hartley [1895-1969], of Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxon, by his wife the former Winifred Jane Gantlett [1891-1983]; married 1955, Thomas Henry Oliver Stanley [born 27 Sept, 1927], who, on 23 June, 1971, succeeded his cousin as 8th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 8th Baron Sheffield, 7th Baron Eddisbury, and 14th baronet.

Lady Stanley of Alderley was widowed, 19 Nov, 2013.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter.

The funeral takes place at St John the Baptist Church, Stanton St John, Oxford, on 31 October, 2019.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Lethbridge/Rich engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 October, 2019, between Alexander Ralph Periam Lethbridge [born 1982], scion of the Lethbridge baronets, third son of Sir Thomas Lethbridge, 7th Baronet [born 1950], of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, by his first wife the former Susan Elizabeth Rocke [now Susan, Lady Lethbridge], & Zaria L. Rich, daughter of Mr & Mrs Nigel Rich, of Chelsea.

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Inigo Seton Gore Browne [born 2019]

_. Emelia Gore Browne [nee White], wife of Frederick Henry Gore Browne, scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Inigo Seton, 3 October, 2019.

Emelia is the elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Philip White, of Hambledon, Hampshire, and Freddie Gore Browne is the elder son of James Anthony Gore Browne [born 26 May, 1947], of Tugby, co Leicester, by his wife the former Jane Anne Dickson.

Freddie is a great-grandson of General Sir Henry Loyd who married Lady Moyra Brodrick [1897-1982], scion of the extinct Earls of Midleton.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Veronica Rose Theresa Wolseley 1928-2019

_. Veronica Rose Theresa Wolseley, who died 6 October, 2019, aged 90, was a scion of the Wolseley baronets; born 22 October, 1928, daughter of William Ralph Joseph Wolseley [1887-1977], by his wife the former Ruth Gertrude Hargreaves [died 1962].

The funeral takes place at Christ Church, Knightley, 28 Oct, 2019

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Francesca Elizabeth Winefride Wainwright [born 2019]

_. Hermione Wainwright [nee Elwes, born 1987], wife of Timothy Wainwright, and scion of the Elwes landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Francesca Elizabeth Winefride, 11 October, 2019.

Timothy is a son of Mr & Mrs John Wainwright, of Wilpshire, Lancashire, & Hermione is a daughter of Jonathan Valentine Elwes (b 19 Jan 1950), of Lydlinch, Dorset, by his wife the former Louisa J. Robson.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Susan Mary Geraldine Batten 1931-2019

_. Susan Mary Geraldine Batten [nee Portal], who died 5 October, 2019, was a scion of the Portal family of baronets, and an aunt of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby.

She was born in 1931, the daughter of Lieutenant-Col Gervase Edward Portal [1890-1961], by his wife the former Iris Mary Butler [1905-2002], daughter of Sir Montagu Butler, KCSI, CB, CIE, CVO, CBE [1873-1952].

She married in 1954, James Macdonald Batten, son of Gordon James Batten, MBE, by whom she had issue.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Bartlett/Clarke engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 October, 2019, between Hugh Alistair Bartlett [born 1994], son of Andrew D. Bartlett [born 1957], of Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Hon Charlotte Trewlove Ashton [born 1960], and Eleanor Mary Floyer Clarke [born 1993], daughter of Martin J Clarke, of Kings Norton, Birmingham, by his wife the former Frances Layton [born 1961].

Hugh Bartlett is a grandson maternally of the 3rd Baron Ashton of Hyde [1926-2008].

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James Wyndham John Hughes-Hallett, CMG 1949-2019

_. James Wyndham John Hughes-Hallett, CMG, who died 12 October, 2019, aged 70, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was chairman of the Swire Group 2005-2005, and brother of the writer Lucy Hughes-Hallett.

He was appointed CMG in 2012.

He was born 10 September, 1949, son of Michael Wyndham Norton Hughes-Hallett [1926-2014], by his wife the former Penelope Anne Fairbairn, elder dau of Capt Sydney George Fairbairn, MC, of Patience Close, Steventon, Hampshire.

He married firstly, 1991 [div 2009] Lizabeth Louise Betsy Hall, dau of Lt-Colonel Albert Hall, of Tacoma, Washington; married secondly, 2016,  Katrina Elizabeth Repka, by whom he had two daughters, Molly and Amy.

He leaves a widow, his two daughters, and stepdaughter Delaney.

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Capt Philip Anthony Foxwood 1935-2019

_. Capt Philip Foxwood, late the Coldstream Guards, who died 11 October, 2019, aged 84, was descended from Ibrahim Pasha, Viceroy [or Wali]  of Egypt under the Ottoman Empire.

He was born in 1935, as Philip Ali Fazil, the son of Maj Ibrahim Fazil [1901-78], & Kate Stevens [1902-73], and was grandson of Prince Ali Haidar Fazil [1875-1925], and was descended from Ibrahim Pasha, Wali of Egypt.

Captain Philip Ali Fazil joined the British army, assumed the surname of Foxwood, and served with the Coldstream Guards, attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in late 1955, before progressing to become Captain in late 1961.

His career with No 1 (Guards) Independent Parachute Company began in late 1961. During three years with the Coy he was deployed to Cyprus in January 1964. He was also represented the Guards Para Coy Sports Team.

He remained active in the veterans community, as part of the Guards Parachute Association.

He married Rose Mary Reece, daughter of Clifford Mansel Reece, QC [1894-1973] by his wife the former Catherine Barbara Hathorn [1898-1974], and was father of a son, the Rev Hugo Foxwood.

The funeral takes place at St James's Church, Ramsden, Oxfordshire, 8 Nov, 2019.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Bowes-Lyon/Harland engagement

The engagement was announced 12 Oct, 2019, between Charles David Bowes-Lyon [born 1989], scion of the Earls of Strathmore & Kinghorne, son of David James Bowes-Lyon [born 21 July, 1947], of Heriot, Midlothian, by his wife the former Elizabeth Harriet Colville, CVO [born 3 December, 1952], scion of the Viscounts Colville of Culross,  & Dr Eleanor L. Harland, daughter of Mr and Mrs David Harland, of Dundrum, Dublin.

Charles Bowes-Lyon is descended from the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne [1824-1904], who was the paternal grandfather of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Charles's mother, Mrs David Bowes-Lyon has been a Lady-in-waiting to HRH The Princess Royal since 1990. She is a goddaughter of HM The Queen, and daughter of the late Sir John [Jock] Colville [1915-87], Private Secretary to the then Princess Elizabeth 1947-49, and later private secretary to Sir Winston Churchill.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Ann, Baroness Aberconway [died 2019]

_. Ann, Baroness Aberconway, who died 5 October, 2019, aged 95, was the widow of the 3rd Baron Aberconway [1913-2003].

She was Ann Lindsay Aymer, daughter of Alexander Lindsay Aymer, of New York City, and married firstly, Major Robert Lee Bullard III, of Atlanta; married secondly, 15 Oct, 1949, as his second wife, the Hon Charles Melville McLaren, son and heir of the 2nd Baron Aberconway [1879-1953], by his wife the former Christabel Mary Melville Macnaghten [1890-1974]. Her husband succeeded his father, 23 May, 1953, as 3rd Baron Aberconway, and he died 4 Feb, 2003.

Lady Aberconway leaves a daughter from her first marriage, Robin, Countess of Onslow, who married in 1964, the 7th Earl of Onslow [1938-2011], and a son from the second marriage, the Hon Michael Duncan McLaren, who was born in 1958.

 Funeral at St. Martin’s Church, Eglwysbach, at 9.30 a.m. on Friday 18 October, 2019, followed by a cremation.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Middleton/Thevenet engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between James William Middleton [born 15 April, 1987], only son of Michael Middleton [born 23 June, 1949], by his wife the former Carole Elizabeth Goldsmith [born 31 January, 1955], and Alizee Thevenet [born circa 1990], daughter of Jean-Gabriel Thevenet.

James is the brother of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, GCVO, and descends from the Conyers baronets.

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Georgiana Elizabeth Clowes 1939-2019

_. Georgiana Elizabeth Clowes [nee Cavendish], who died 8 October, 2019, aged 80, was a scion of the Dukes of Devonshire, and sister of the Baron Cavendish of Furness, a life peer.

She was born in 1939, daughter of Richard Edward Osborne Cavendish [1917-1972], by his wife the former Pamela June Thomas [1918-2006]; married 1968, Andrew Henry Clowes [born 1942], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Colonel Sir Henry Clowes, KCVO, DSO [1911-1993], by his wife the former Diana Katherine Kerr [1916-2010]. She is survived by Mr Clowes, and two children, Dickon and Emma.



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Spring/Namih engagement

The engagement is announced between the Hon Frederick John Otway Spring [born 1987], son of Richard John Grenville Spring, Baron Risby [born 24 Sept, 1946], life peer, by his former wife the former Hon Jane Elizabeth Henniker-Major [born 6 July, 1954] [now the Hon Mrs Jane Spring], and Carina M. Namih, daughter of Mr Adonis Namih and Dr Rena Millet.

Frederick's father was Tory MP for Bury St Edmunds 1992-97, and for west Sussex 1997-2010, and was cr a life peer, in 2010, as Baron Risby, of Haverhill in the County of Suffolk.

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Robertson/Hill engagement

__. The engagement was announced 10 Oct, 2019, between Alexander McK. Robertson, son of Mr Charles M. Robertson, of London, and Mrs Janie Robertson [nee Waite], of Wiltshire, and the Lady Isabella Diana Juliet Hill [born 3 April, 1991], eldest daughter of the 9th Marquess of Downshire [born 4 Feb, 1959], of North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Diana Jane Bunting [12 Sept, 1962].

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Monday, October 07, 2019

Worcester [Beaufort]/Yorke-Long engagement

_. The engagement was announced 7 October, 2019, between Henry Robert Fitzroy [Bobby] Somerset, styled Marquess of Worcester [born 20 January, 1989], elder son & heir of the 12th Duke of Beaufort [born 22 May, 1952], of Badminton House, by his former wife, Tracy, Duchess of Beaufort [born 22 Dec 1958], of Badminton, Gloucestershire [who is known as Tracy, Marchioness of Worcester], and Lucy Eleanor Yorke-Long [born 23 June, 1986], only daughter of Mr Jonathan Crispin Yorke-Long [born Oct 1951], of Old Stratford, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Charlotte Rose Fownes-Luttrell [born 1954].

Lucy Yorke-Long descends from the Williams & Peek baronets, the Luttrells of Dunster, and the extinct Earls of Midleton.

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Saturday, October 05, 2019

Higson/Dupree engagement

_.The engagement was announced 5 Oct, 2019, between Toby Patrick Higson [born 1989], son of William Stewart Higson [born 1939] of Fulham, London, by his wife the former Geraldine Anne Duffy [born 1947], & Tamara Cornelia Dupree [born 1985], scion of the Dupree baronets, daughter of Michael John Dupree [1947-2011], by his wife the former Alexandra Columbia Telfer-Smollet [born 1956], scion of that landed family, daughter of Michael Anthony Telfer-Smollett [1925-2008], by his wife the former Cornelia Duryea.

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Thursday, October 03, 2019

The 12th Lord Balfour of Burleigh 1927-2019

_. The Lord Balfour of Burleigh, 12th Lord [but for the attainder] & 8th Lord, has died at Edinburgh, aged 92.

He was a chartered engineer; Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and sometime Chancellor of Stirling University.

Lord Balfour of Burleigh's peerage, in the Peerage of Scotland, was created in 1607, for his ancestor, Sir Michael Balfour, who died in 1619.

He was born Robert Bruce, 6 January, 1927, son of the 11th Lord Balfour of Burleigh [1883-1967], by his wife the former [Violet] Dorothy Evelyn Done, MBE [died 1976], and succeded to the peerage on his father's death, 4 June, 1967.

Lord Balfour of Burleigh married firstly, 30 Oct, 1971 [divorced 1993] Mrs Jennifer Brittain-Catlin, daughter of E.S. Manasseh, by whom he had two daughters, Victoria and Ishbel; married secondly, 29 Aug, 1993, Dr Janet Morgan [born 1945], daughter of Dr Frank Morgan.

Lord Balfour, of Brucefield, Clackmannan, is succeeded in the peerage by his elder daughter, the Hon Victoria Bruce-Winkler, who was born 7 May, 1973. She married in 2002, Dr Mikhail Boris Winkler, of Dunblane, by whom she has issue, two daughters. Lady Balfour is only the second female to possess the title in its four hundred year-old history.

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Sybil Jane Velvet Baird-Smith [born 2019]

_. Dorelia Baird-Smith [nee Adeane], wife of Max Baird-Smith, and scion of the Adeane landed family, gave birth to a daughter Sybil Jane Velvet, 29 September, 2019, a sister for Frank and Cecily.

Mrs Baird-Smith is a daughter of Mr & Mrs James Adeane, of Ramsholt, Suffolk, and Max is the elder son of Mr Robin Baird-Smith and the late Sarah Baird-Smith, of Belsize Park, London.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sandys/Warhurst engagement

_.The engagement was announced 28 September, 2019 between Edward M Sandys, scion of that landed family, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Myles Sandys, of Graythwaite Hall, Cumbria, and Lucy A. Warhurst, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jeffrey Warhurst, of Green Farm, Sutton-under-Brailes, Warwickshire.

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Turner/Jessel engagement

The engagement was announced 28 September, 2019, between Oliver Turner, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Turner, of Bushey Heath, Herts, and Camilla Alice Louise Jessel [born 1991], scion of the Jessel baronets, daughter of Mr Alastair John Jessel [born 1959], of Pembury, Kent, by his former wife the former Gail Alexandra Partridge [now Mrs Peter Hall, of Marden, Kent].

Camilla Jessel is a granddaughter of Sir Charles Jessel, 3rd Baronet.

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The 3rd Viscount Davidson 1934-2019

_. The 3rd Viscount Davidson died 27 September, 2019. He was 85.

Malcolm William Mackenzie Davidson was born 28 August, 1934, the second son of the 1st Viscount Davidson, GCVO, CH, CB, PC [1889-1970], by his wife the former Hon Frances Joan Dickinson, DBE [who was given a life peerage as Baroness Northchurch].

He married in 1970, Mrs [Evelyn[ Anne Carew Perfect, the second daughter of William Blackmore Storey, by whom he had issue, a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Sophie.

Malcolm Davidson succeeded his elder brother as 3rd Viscount Davidson, 20 July, 2012.

His only son, the Hon [John] Nicholas Alexander Davidson, who was born in 1971, succeeds as 4th Viscount.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at All Saints' Church, Terling, Essex, 23 October, 2019.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Ian Malcolm Grant MacIntyre, 17th Chieftain of Camus-na-h-Erie [1940-2019]

Ian Malcolm Grant MacIntyre, 17th Chieftain of Camus-na-h-Erie on 26th September in his 80th year. Beloved long-term companion of Anne, Countess of Dunmore, loving and adored father of Duncan, Annabelle and Abby, sorely missed by Katie, Rebecca and their families and by his grandchildren; Skye, Rosie, Zara, Poppy, Lily, Jack, Kitty, Lulu and Florrie.

Thanksgiving Service to be held at the Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh on Wednesday 16th October at 2 p.m. All welcome, family flowers only.

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Colonel Sir Robert Christie Stewart, KCVO [died 2019]

_. Colonel Sir Robert Christie Stewart, KCVO, who died 26 September, 2019, aged 93, was Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Kinross-shire, 1966-74; son of Maj Alexander Caldwell Stewart, by his wife the former Florence Hamilton Lighton, scion of the Lighton baronets; married 21 May, 1953, Ann Grizel Cochrane [born 26 June, 1932], scion of the Barons Cochrane of Cults, daughter of Air Chief Marshal the Hon Sir Ralph Cochrane [1895-1977], by his wife the former Hilda Frances Holme Wiggin [died 1982]; by whom he had issue, five children.

A funeral service will be held at Dollar Parish Church, 8 Oct, 2019.

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HRH Princess Beatrice of York engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

_. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2019, between Mr Edoardo Alessandro M. Mapelli Mozzi [born London 1 November, 1983], son of Count Alessandro [Alex] Mapelli Mozzi [born 1951], by his former wife the former Nicola Diana Burrows [born Feb 1956] [now Mrs Nikki Williams-Ellis, MBE], & HRH Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York [born London, 8 August, 1988], elder daughter of HRH The Prince Andrew, Duke of York [born 19 February, 1960], by his former wife the former Sarah Margaret Ferguson [born 15 October, 1959].

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead, QC, PC 1933-2019

_. The Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead, QC, PC, a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, died 25 September, 2019. He was 86.

Donald James Nicholls was born 25 January, 1933, the son of William Greenhow Nicholls [1902-93], by his wife the former Eleanor Jane Looney [1895-1939]; married 1960, Jennifer Mary Thomas [born 1935], daughter of William Ewart Chambers Thomas [1899-1973], by his wife the former Enid M. Jones, by whom he had issue, two sons and a daughter.

He was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1994 and created a life peer as Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead, of Stoke d'Abernon in the County of Surrey.

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Nathalie Brooke (née Benckendorff) [1923- 2019]

_. Nathalie Brooke (née Benckendorff) who died 16 September, 2019, aged 97, was the widow of art historian Humphrey Brooke, CVO [1914-1988], and was a granddaughter of Alexander Konstantinovich Benckendorff [1849-1917], the Russian Empire's last ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Nathalie's mother was the harpist Maria Korchinska. Her father was Count Constantine Benckendorff.

She leaves grandchildren Alexander and Nicholas Dale, Beatrice O'Connell and Leo Dugdale.

The funeral will be held at St Peter's Church, Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6BX, on 7 Oct.. Interment in Claydon, Suffolk at a later date.

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Charteris/Russell engagement

The engagement is announced between Michael J. Samuel Charteris [born 1991], scion of the Earls of Wemyss and March, son of Mr Martin Ian Charteris [born 1960], of Harare, Zimbabwe, by his wife the former Dr Helen Heath, and Rose Susanna Russell [born 1992], scion of the Barons Ampthill, daughter of the Hon John Hugo Trenchard Russell [born 1950] , of Dorset, and Mrs Susanna Russell [nee Merriam], of London.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bridgeman/Straker engagement

The engagement was announced 25 September, 2019, between the Hon Orlando Henry Geoffrey Bridgeman [born 11 April, 1983], fourth and youngest son of the 3rd Viscount Bridgeman [born 5 December, 1930], by his wife the former [Victoria] Harriet Lucy Turton, scion of that landed family, & Jacquetta Lucy Eyre Straker [born 1984], scion of that landed gentry family, eldest daughter of Nicholas David Barclay Straker [born 6 May, 1952], by his wife the former Victoria Eyre Gray [born 15 July, 1958].

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Romanov [Russia]/Georganta engagement

The engagement was announced 25 September, 2019, between Prince Rostislav Romanov [born 1985], scion of the Royal House of Russia, elder son of the late Prince Rostislav Rostislavavitch Romanov [1938-1999] by his wife the former Christia Ipsen [born 3 April, 1949 - now the Baroness Ampthill], and Foteini Maria Christina Georganta, daughter of the late Mr Philippos S. Georgantas and of Mrs Philippos Georganta, of Athens, Greece.

Prince Rostislav is a grandson of Prince Rostislav [1902-78], a great-grandson of Xenia, Grand Duchess of Russia [1875-1960], and a great-great-grandson of Alexander III, Tsar of Russia [1845-94] &c.

Prince Rostislav is the father of a son, Rostislav Georgante.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Daisy Juliet Doyne Vigors [born 2019]

_. Flora Vigors (born 1983, nee Gordon Lennox) wife of Nicholas Desmond D. Vigors (born 1983), and scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, gave birth to a daughter, Daisy Juliet Doyne, in Baden, 23 September, 2019, a sister for Oscar George Doyne, who was born 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.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Anna Gascoyne-Cecil [died 2019]

_, Anna Gascoyne-Cecil, who died 30 August, 2019, was the actress Anna Sharkey, who appeared in The Avengers [1961], Rumpole of the Bailey [1978], &c. She was the second wife, and widow of actor Jonathan Cecil [1939-2011], a scion of the Marquesses of Salisbury, son of Lord David Cecil [1902-86], by his wife the former Rachel McCarthy.

She married Jonathan Cecil in 1976. There were no children of the marriage.

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Russell/Yoon engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 September, 2019, between the Hon Edward Charles Stanley Russell [born 2 September, 1985], scion of the Barons Russell of Liverpool [cr 1919], elder son and heir of the 3rd Baron Russell of Liverpool [born 30 Aug, 1952], of Fulham, London, by his wife the former Dr Gilda F. Albano, & Dr Bella H. Yoon, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Stefano Yoon, of Seoul, South Korea.

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Sir Peter Forwood, 4th Baronet 1925-2019

_, Sir Peter Forwood, 4th and last Baronet, late the Welsh Guards, died 12 September, 2019. He was 93.

He was born 15 October, 1925, son of Arthur Noel Forwood [1881-1960] [3rd son of the 1st Baronet], by his second wife the former Hyacinth Pollard.

The baronetcy was created in 1895 for Sir Arthur Forwood, Conservative MP for Lancashire [SW] Ormskirk, who was secretary to the Admiralty 1886-92.

He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his cousin, Maj Sir Dudley Forwood, 3rd Baronet, in January, 2001. Sir Dudley was the sole Equerry to HRH The Duke of Windsor after his abdication in 1936 until the outbreak of the Second World War, and was present at the duke's marriage to Mrs Wallis Simpson, in France, in June, 1937.

He married in 1950, Helen Roy Murphy, daughter of James Murphy, MBE, FRCS, of Horsham Sussex, by whom he had six daughters.

The baronetcy now becomes extinct.

The funeral takes place at the Church of St Anthony & St George, Duncton, West Sussex, 4 October, 2019.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Burton/Elkington engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 21 September, 2019, between Jonathan D.C. Burton, son of Mr & Mrs David Burton, of Seaton, co Devon, & Louise Alice Rosemary Elkington [born 1986], daughter of Robert John Elkington, of Sutton Scotney, co Hampshire, by his wife the former Mary Patricia Ashley Cooper [born 1953], scion of the Earls of Shaftesbury.

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David Rudyerd Wynn-Williams 1934-2019

_. David Rudyerd Wynn-Williams, who died 12 September, 2019, aged 85, was the father of Virginia, Duchess of Roxburghe, who lost her husband the 10th Duke, on 29 August.

He was born in 1934, son of Derwas Douglas W. Wynn-Williams [1907-98], by his wife the former Marjorie B. Cox; and married firstly, Shirley P. Maltwood [later wife of Christopher Edwards], daughter of Ryder Gardyne Maltwood, by his wife the former Nancy Kathleen Lewis; married secondly, Susie ______. He leaves two daughters from his first marriage, Virginia [born 1963, who married, as his second wife, the 10th Duke of Roxburghe [[1954-2019]] ], and Alison [born 1965].

 Private cremation followed by a Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration of his life at the Church of St Martin's of Tours, Martinstown, Dorset on 1 October, 2019.

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Dickinson/Selmon engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 September, 2019, between Milo Clervaux Mancroft Dickinson [born 1989], son of Simon Clervaux Dickinson [born 1948], of Wortley House, Gloucestershire, descended from the Chaytor baronets, by his wife the former Hon Jessica Rosetta Mancroft [born 1954], scion of the Barons Mancroft, & Katharine Mary Selmon [born 1990], daughter of Charles R. Selmon [born 1961], of Faversham, Kent, by his former wife the former Gaie M. Morris [born 1960, now Mrs Rupert Loftie, of Pluckley, Kent].

Milo Dickinson is a grandson of the 2nd Baron Mancroft [1914-87].

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Sir Philip Haworth, 3rd Baronet 1927-2019

_. Sir Philip Haworth, 3rd Baronet died 3 September, 2019, aged 92.

He was born 17 January, 1927, son of Sir [Arthur] Geoffrey Haworth, 2nd Baronet, by his wife the former Emily Dorothea Gaddum, and succeeded to the baronetcy [created in 1911] upon the death of his father, 1987.

He married in 1951, Joan Helen Clark [died 2017], daughter of Stanley Percival Clark [1889-1954], of Ipswich, by his wife the former Ida Ethel Poole [1893-1986], by whom he had issue, four sons and one daughter.

The baronetcy now passes to his eldest son, Christopher, who was born 6 November, 1951.

A Memorial Service will be held at St Oswald’s Church, Lower Peover, near Knutsford, on 26 October, 2019.

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Codrington/Dalrymple engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 September, 2019, between Major Hugo C. Codrington, of the Coldstream Guards, scion of that landed gentry family, son of Stephen Mark Codrington [born 1957], of Brightwalton, co Berkshire, by his wife the former Ursula J. Dawson, & Louisa Alice Clare Dalrymple [born 1990], scion of the Earls of Stair, daughter of Andrew David Dalrymple [born 1959], of Gifford, East Lothian, by his wife the former Bryony Winterton Major.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

James Charles Harold Sutherland Janson 1975-2019

_. James Charles Harold [Jamie] Sutherland Janson, who took his own life in September, 2019, was a scion of the Earls of Sutherland, one of the oldest peerages in the Peerage of Scotland.

He was born 6 September, 1975, a son of the Hon Martin Dearman Sutherland Janson [born 1947], by his wife the former Hon Mary Ann Balfour [born 1949], scion of the Barons Balfour of Inchyre.

He was a grandson paternally of the [24th] Countess of Sutherland, a peeress in her own right.

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The Lady Anne Sophia Berry 1919-2019

_. The Lady Anne Sophia Berry, who has died in Gisborne, New Zealand, aged 99, was a scion of the extinct Earls of Orford; born in 1919, as Lady Anne Sophia Walpole, daughter of the 5th Earl of Orford [1854-1931], by his second wife the former Emily Gladys Oakes [1891-1988]; married firstly, 1939, Col. Joseph Eric Palmer, CBE, TD, DL [1903-80]; married secondly, 1990, Robert James Berry.

She leaves two sons from her first marriage, John [born 1943], and Anthony [born 1945].

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Lady Henniker [died 2019]

_. Lady Henniker, who died 13 September, 2019, aged 70, was the wife of Sir Adrian Henniker, 9th Baronet.

She was the former Lorna Ann 'Annie' Britton, daughter of Stuart Britton, of Malvern House, Llandaff, Cardiff, and married Adrian Chandos Henniker [born 18 Oct, 1946] in 1971. She is survived by her husband and by two daughters, Victoria [born 1976], and Holly [twin, born 1976].

The Funeral Service will be held on 3 October, 2019, at the Priory Church of St Mary's, Monk Street, Abergavenny.

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Samuel Gathorne Gathorne Hardy [1936-2019]

_. Samuel Gathorne Hardy, who died 19 September, 2019, was a scion of the Earls of Cranbrook; born in 1936, yr son of Cdr the Hon Antony Gathorne Hardy [1907-78] by his first wife the former Ruth Elizabeth Thorowgood; married 1965, Grace D'Cruz, by whom he had issue.

Samuel Gathorne Hardy was a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Cranbrook.

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Archie Jonathan Charles Ponsonby [born 2019]

_. Joanna Kate Ponsonby [nee Sutton, born 1987], wife of Frederick Edward Ponsonby [born 1986], scion of the Ponsonby baronets, gave birth to a son, Archie Jonathan Charles, 19 September, 2019.

Fred Ponsonby is a younger son of Sir Charles Ponsonby, 3rd Baronet [born 1951], of Woodstock, co Oxford, by his wife the former Mary Priscilla Bromley Davenport, scion of that landed gentry family.

Joanna Ponsonby is a daughter of Robert Hiles Sutton [born 1954], of Newton Valence, co Hampshire, by his wife the former Caroline Jane Dewey [born 1955], daughter of Sir Anthony Dewey, 3rd Baronet [1921-2016]

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Eliza Beatrice Mary Henniker-Major [born 2019]

_. Sophie L. Henniker-Major [nee Short], wife of George Richard Henniker-Major [born 1985], scion of the Barons Henniker, gave birth to a daughter, Eliza Beatrice Mary, 18 September, 2019.

George is a son of John Alexander Henniker-Major [born 1952], by his wife the former Mary Mathiesen.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Maj Colin Guy Napier Campbell [1930-2019]

_. Colin Guy Napier Campbell, who died 17 September, 2019, aged 89, was a scion of the Campbell baronets [cr 1815]; born 14 July, 1930, son of Colonel John Archibald Campbell [1898-1974], by his 1st wife the former Dorothy Field; married firstly, 17 July, 1965, Lucy Barnett, daughter of James A. Barnett, Jun; married secondly, 1987, as her second husband, Charmian Rachel Montagu Douglas Scott [1942-2009], scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, daughter of Lord George Montagu Douglas Scott [1911-99], by his wife the formerMary Winona Mannin Bishop [1911-98], the portrait painter.

Colin Napier leaves two daughters from his first marriage, Georgina [b 1969], and Tessa [born 1971].

The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Charminster, Dorset, 12 Oct, 2019.

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Joshua Richard Hugo Nunn [born 2019]

_.Charlotte Catherine Mary Nunn [nee Ayles, born 1988], wife of Jack A.J. Nunn, gave birth to a son, Joshua Richard Hugo, 17 September, 2019.

Jack is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Jeremy Nunn, of Kimpton, Hampshire, and Charlotte is a daughter of Dr Anthony Charles Murray Ayles, of Edinburgh, by his wife the former Catherine Rose Law [born 1962], scion of the Barons Ellenborough, a great-granddaughter of the 7th Baron.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sir [Charles Mansfield]Tobias Clarke, 6th Baronet 1939-2019

_. Sir [Charles Mansfield] Tobias Clarke, 6th Baronet, died 16 September, 2019. Sir Toby, as he was known, was the 6th holder of the baronetcy created for Queen Adelaide's physician in 1831.

He adopted the additional forename of Tobias in 1962 and succeeded his father in 1973.

He was a vice-president of the Standing Council of Baronetage, and founder of the The Baronets' Journal.

He was born 8 September, 1939, the son of Sir Humphrey Clarke, 5th Baronet and was educated at Eton, Christ Church, Oxford, La Sorbonne, and New York University.

He founded The Baronets' Journal in 1987 and from 1993 to 1996 he was chairman of the Standing Council of the Baronetage Bankers Trust Co.

Through his grandmother, Elfrida Roosevelt (Lady Clarke, wife of Sir Orme Bigland Clarke, Bt. CBE) he is related to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt is his first cousin, three times removed. He is also the second cousin, three times removed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

He married firstly, 1971 [div 1979] Charlotte, daughter of Roderick Walter; married secondly, 1984,  [later div] Teresa Loraine Aphrodite de Chair, scion of that landed family, daughter of Somerset de Chair, and a sister-in-law of the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg, PC, MP.

Sir Toby leaves three children from his second marriage, Theodora Roosevelt Clarke (born 4 August 1985), Augusta Elfrida Clarke (born 25 April 1987) and Olympic athlete Lawrence Somerset Clarke (born 12 March 1990).

The baronetcy now passes to his only son.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Heard/Romanov engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 12 September, 2019, between Edward George W. Heard [born 1983], son of Mr William J. Heard, by his wife the former Laura A. Carter, & Princess Alexandra Romanov [born 1983], daughter of Prince Rostislav Romanov [1938-1999], by his wife the former Christia Ipsen [born 1949], daughter of Harold Noregaard Ipsen, of Chicago, USA, by his wife the former Lorraine Wrobel.

Princess Alexandra's mother later married in 2002, the 5th Baron Ampthill [born 27 May, 1947].

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Nicholas Banerji [born 2019]

_. The Hon Katharine Mary Banerji [nee Waldegrave, born 1980], wife of Indrojit Banerji, and scion of the Earls Waldegrave, gave birth to a son, Nicholas, 13 September, 2019, a brother for Samuel & Ellora.

Indrojit is the son of Sujit Banerji, of Bombay, who married in 2009, Katharine Waldegrave, daughter of the Baron Waldegrave of North Hill, life peer [born 1946], by his wife the former Linda Margaret Caroline Burrows, OBE [born 1952].

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The 5th Baron Northbourne 1926-2019

_. The 5th Baron Northbourne, who died 8 September, 2019, aged 93, was one of the hereditary peers elected to the House of Lords in 1999.

Christopher George Walter James was born 18 February, 1926, son of the 4th Baron Northbourne [1896-1982], by his wife the former Katherine Louise Nickerson [died 1980]; and succeeded to the peerage [created in 1884], on the demise of his father, 17 June, 1982.

He married 18 July, 1959, Aliki Louise Helene Marie-Synge Claudel, daughter of Henri Claudel, of Chatou-sur-Seine, France, by whom he had three sons, and one daughter.

He is succeeded in the peerage and baronetcy [which was cr 1791], by his eldest son, the Hon Charles Walter Henri James [born 14 June, 1960].

The funeral takes place at St Augustine's Church, Northbourne, 20 September, 2019.

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Liddell-Grainger/Wilks engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 September, 2019, between Peter Richard Liddell-Grainger [born 1987], scion of that landed family, son of Ian Richard Peregrine Liddell-Grainger, MP, of Bicknoller, co Somerset [born 1959], by his wife the former Jill Nesbitt [born 1956], & Elizabeth Anne Wilks [born 1985], daughter of Dr Peter Robert Wilks, of Sandhill, co Surrey, by his wife the former Victoria Anne Morgan Woollam [born 1954].

Peter Liddell-Grainger is a great-great-grandson of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone [1883-1981], who was a granddaughter of HM Queen Victoria.

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Sebastian Carter [born 2019]

_. Hannah Rose Carter [nee Gillingham, born 1982], wife of Robert E.R. Carter, gave birth to a third son, Sebastian, 10 September, 2019, a brother for Robert & Edward.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was present at the marriage in Wingfield, Suffolk, 28 April, 2012, Robert Carter, elder son of Mr & Mrs Robert Carter, of Langham, Norfolk, and Hannah Gillingham, elder daughter of Mr Timothy M. Gillingham, of Brundish, Suffolk, by his wife the former Helen Stanton.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Major Jeremy Ingham Whitaker 1934-2019

_. Major Jeremy Whitaker, died 9 September, 2019, aged 84. The 17 year-old Lady Diana Spencer took up her first job as a nanny to his baby daughter, Alexandra, back in 1979, at his Land of Nod estate, at Headley Down, Hampshire.

Jeremy Inhgam Whitaker was born 10 November, 1934, son of Major Leith Ingham Tomkins Whitaker [1907-1971], by his wife the former Myrtle Clare Van de Weyer [1910-1997], a great-granddaughter of the 2nd Earl of Craven; he served in the Coldstream Guards; he married Philippa van Straubenzee [born 1944], scion of that landed family, daughter of Lt-Col Henry van Straubenzee [1914-2002], by his wife the former Angela Fenwick [1918-2000], descended from the Dukes of Manchester, by whom he had issue, a son Benjamin [born 17 Apr, 1979], and two daughters, Alexandra [born 27 June, 1975], and Camilla [born 31 May, 1980].

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Luke's Church, Grayshott on Tuesday 5 November 2019.

Princess Alexandra von Preussen 1947-2019

_. Princess Alexandra von Preussen [nee Blahova], who died 8 September, 2019, aged 71, was the wife of a member of a descendant of the Royal House of Prussia, Prince William Andrew von Preussen [born 14 Nov, 1947], a grandson of the last German Crown Prince and a great-grandson of Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

She was born Alexandra Blahova, 28 December, 1947, at Brno, Czechoslovakia, daughter of Frantisek Blahova by his wife the former Vlasta Dokoupilova, and married firstly, 17 Nov, 1972 [divorced 1979], Tom Alsbett [born 1949]; married secondly, 2 January, 1979, Prince William Andrew von Preussen [b 1947],  son of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Christoph, Prince of Prussia [1911-66], by his wife the former Lady Brigid Katherine Rachel Guinness [1920-95], daughter of the 2nd Earl of Iveagh [1874-1967].

She is survived by her husband and by a son, Friedrich Alexander [born 28 Nov, 1984]. and Tatiana Brigid Honor [Tanya] [born 16 Oct 1980].

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Sunday, September 08, 2019

Mary Nancy Sarah Duckworth-Chad [born 2019]

_. Lucy Rose Duckworth-Chad [nee Greenwell, born 1979], wife of William George Christopher Duckworth-Chad [born 1975], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a first daughter, Mary Nancy Sarah, 7 September, 2019, a sister for Kit [born 2012] and for Ned [who was born 2014].

William is a son of Anthony Nicholas George Duckworth-Chad , OBE [born 1942], by his wife the former Elizabeth Sarah Wake-Walker [born 1942], scion of the Walker baronets, and descended from the Earls Spencer.

William Duckworth-Chad is a second cousin of HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH The Duke of Sussex, all being great-grandchildren of the 7th Earl Spencer [1892-1975].

Lucy Duckworth-Chad is a daughter of Sir Edward Greenwell, 4th Baronet [born 1948].

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Eliza Jennifer Richmond-Watson [born 2019]

_. Laura Mary Richmond-Watson [nee Innes, born 1987], wife of Mark William Richmond-Watson [born 1987], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Eliza Jennifer, 25 August, 2019, a sister for Wilfred.

Mark R-W is a son of Colin Woodrow Richmond-Watson [born 1951], by his wife the former Penelope Cadbury [born 1957], scion of the eponymous chocolate manufacturing landed family.

Laura Richmond-Watson is a daughter of Peter David Innes [born 1952], a descendant of the Varons Westbury, by his wife the former Carolyn Ann Darley Blackwell [born 1956], daughter of Julian Blackwell, by his wife the former Jocelyn D. Wykeham.

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James Julius Wykeham Wickham [born 2019]

_. Elszabeth Wickham [née Luijckx) wife of Patrick David Wykeham Wickham [born 1972], gave birth to a son, James Julius Wykeham, 4 September, 2019, a brother to Thomas Reinier Wykeham, who was born 14 Apr, 2010, and for Henry Robin Wykeham, who was born 27 Feb, 2013.

Patrick Wickham is a son of Robin Herbert Wickham by his wife the former Teresa Marie Byrne, a granddaughter maternally of the 3rd Baron Lawrence.

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Saturday, September 07, 2019

Prudence Mary Scott [nee Milligan] 1926-2019

_. Prudence Mary Scott died 1 September, 2019. She was a daughter of Capt [Robert] Grenville Henderson Milligan, RN [1894-1952], of Winscombe, co Somerset, by his wife the former Mary [Molly] Anderson Entwistle [1900-84]; married 1953, Peter Francis Scott, CBE [1917-2010], scion of the Scott baronets, by whom she had issue, a son and three daughters.

A private cremation Requiem Mass takes place at Our Lady of Victories, Kensington High Street, London, on 19 September, 2019.

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Agnew/Burton engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 7 September, 2019, between Jethro Luke Agnew [born 1988], scion of the Agnew baronets, son of [John] Stuart Agnew [born 1949], of Helhoughton, co Norfolk,  by his wife the former Diana Margaret Zoë Baker, & Elizabeth Burton, daughter of Dr Lee Burton, of Wells, Somerset, and Dr Helen Burton, of Rudham, Norfolk.

Jethro's father is heir presumptive to the baronetcy held by his cousin, Sir George Agnew, 7th Bt [born 1953]

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Gummer/Freeland engagement

_. The engagement was announced 7 September, 2019, between the Hon James Alun Selwyn Gummer [born 1990], son of the Baron Chadlington, life peer [born 1942], by his wife the former Lucy Rachel Dudley Hill [born 1957],  & Marigold Clare Freeland [born 1990], daughter of Rowan C.B. Freeland [born 1956], by his wife the former Davina A.C. Salisbury [born 1959].

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Isabella Rose Fetherston-Dilke [born 2019]

 _. Victoria Fetherston-Dilke [nee Silcock], wife of Edward Charles Fetherston-Dilke [born 1986], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Isabella Rose, 1 September, 2019.

Edward is a son of Michael Charles Fetherston-Dilke [born 1948], by his wife the former Rosemary Ann Keith [born 1951], descended from the Mann baronets.

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Telford/Blackett engagement

_. The engagement was announced 6 September, 2019, between Jonathan George M. Telford [born 1989], eldest son of Dr Richard S. Telford [born 1954], of Exmoor, co Devon, by his wife the former Lynn J. Smith, & [Camilla Harriet] Eve Blackett [born 1989], scion of the Blackett baronets, daughter of [John] Simon Blackett [born 1954], of Braemar, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the former Hon Geva Charlotte Caroline Winn [born 1955], daughter of the 5th Baron St Oswald [1919-1999], by his wife the former Denise Eileen Charlotte Loyd [b 1929], scion of that landed family.

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Friday, September 06, 2019

Robert Sackville Riseley [died 2019]

_. Robert Sackville Riseley, who died 30 August, 2019, aged 79; married in 1972, Anne Catherine Bower [born 1940], daughter of Sir Roger Herbert Bower, KCB, KBE [died 1990], by his wife the former Catherine Muriel Hotham [born 1908], scion of the Barons Hotham, who was raised to the rank of a baron's daughter on her brother's succession to the peerage, as 7th Baron, in 1923.

A service of thanksgiving will be held in Wyebridge, 18 September, 2019.

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Hon Richard John Rodney King 1943-2019

_. The Hon Richard King, who died in South Carolina, United States, 30 August, 2019, was born in 1943, son of the Baron King of Wartnaby [1918-2005], a life peer, sometime chairman of British Airways, by his 1st wife the former Lorna Kathleen Sykes [1914-69]; married 1985, Monika, daughter of Erich Boehm, of Florida, United States, by whom he had issue, a son, John-Erich.

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Elizabeth Caroline Tilden Whitelocke Buxton [died 2019]

_. Elizabeth Buxton [nee Abernethy], who died at Witney, co Oxford, 23 August, 2019, was a daughter of Douglas Allan Abernethy, FRCS; she married 9 Oct, 1965, Hugh Lawrence Buxton [1936-2005], scion of the Buxton baronets, son of Philip Olaf Buxton [1906-78], by his wife the former Ruth Christian Lawrence [1904-76], by whom she had a son, Guy [born 1969], and two daughters, Belinda [born 1967], and Anne [Nancy]  [born 1975]; a memorial service takes place at St Mary's Church, Swinbrook, 13 September, 2019.

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Timothy James Douro Hoare 1950-2019

_. Timothy Hoare, who died 31 August, 2019, was a scion of the landed gentry family of that name; born in 1950, son of Michael Douro Hoare [1925-2007], by his wife the former Valerie Anne James [b 1928]; married 1979 [div 1989], Linda Kinvara Cayzer [born 28 March, 1953], scion of the Barons Rotherwick, daughter of the Hon Michael Cayzer [1920-90], by his 1st wife the former Hon Patricia Helen Browne [1926-81], scion of the Barons Oranmore & Browne. Timothy James Douro Hoare leaves a son, Simon, born 1981.

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Thursday, September 05, 2019

Leslie Melville/Camamile engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 September, 2019, between John [Jack] Leslie Melville [born 1991], scion of the Earls of Leven & Melville, son of James Hugh Leslie Melville [born 1960], of Fife, by his wife the former Clare Jean Heywood-Lonsdale, scion of that landed family, descended from the Lords Rollo, & Amelia E.F. Camamile, daughter of Mr & Mrs Simon Camamile, of Lincolnshire.

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Liddell/Worssam engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 September, 2019, between Patrick Edward Charles Liddell [born 1991], scion of the Barons Ravensworth, son of Edward Henry Liddell [born 1953], of Wandsworth, London, by his wife the Hon Anna Kinnaird, daughter of the 13th Lord Kinnaird, & Sarah C. Worssam, daughter of Mr & Mrs Monty Worssam, of Ashburnham, East Sussex.

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Greenaway/Floyd engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 September, 2019, between Sir Thomas Edward Burdick Greenaway, 4th Baronet [born 3 April, 1985], son of the late Sir John Michael Burdick Greenaway, 3rd Baronet [1944-2015], by his wife the former Susan Margaret Birch, & Claire G.A. Floyd [born 1986], scion of the Floyd baronets, daughter of David Henry Cecil Floyd [born 2 Apr, 1956], of Bowerchalke, co Wiltshire, by his wife the former Caroline Anne Beckly.

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Sunday, September 01, 2019

Jopling/Goulding marriage

The marriage took place, 31 August, 2019, at York Minster, between Caspar William Fletcher Jopling (born 1992), son of the Hon Nicholas Mark Fletcher Jopling (b 1961), of North Yorkshire, by his former wife the former Jayne Mackay Benson (b 1966) (now Mrs Jayne Warde-Aldam, of North Yorkshire), & Elena Jane (Ellie) Goulding (born 30 Dec, 1986), the pop star Ellie Goulding, daughter of Arthur E.J. Goulding (born 1959), of Herefordshire, by his former wife the former Tracey L Clark (b 1964) (now Mrs Tracey Sumner).

Caspar Jopling is a grandson of the life peer Baron Jopling, PC (b 1930), who, as Michael Jopling, was Conservative MP for Westmorland 1964-83, and for Westmorland and Lonsdale, 1983-97, and was Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, 1983-87.

Lady Jopling was the former Gail Dickinson, daughter of Ernest Dickinson, of Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

The wedding reception took place at Castle Howard, York.

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Hans Anders Rausing, KBE 1926-2019

_. Hans Anders Rausing, KBE, who died 30 August, 2019, aged 93, was a Swedish businessman and philanthropist based in the United Kingdom. He made his fortune from his co-inheritance of Tetra Pak, a company founded by his father Ruben Rausing, and the largest food packaging company in the world.

Born 25 March, 1926. In 1995 he sold his share of the company to his brother, Gad. In the Forbes world fortune ranking, Rausing was placed at number 83 with an estimated fortune of US$10 billion in 2011.

According to Forbes, he was the second richest Swedish billionaire in 2013. By the time of his death in August 2019, Forbes estimated the net worth of Rausing and his family to be $12 billion.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Alfie Tom Winston Bartlam [died 2019]

-.Alfie Tom Winston Bartlam, who died 29 August, 2019, aged 7, was a descendant of the Baring Barons Northbrook.

He was a son of Edward A.A. Bartlam by his wife the former Lucinda Anne Baring [born 1980], scion of the Barons Northbrook, daughter of Nigel Baring [born 9 Aug, 1940], of Ardington, co Oxford, by his wife the former Jane Finola Byrne.

Alfie leaves a sister, Violet Lorna, born 24 March, 2011, and a brother, Kit.

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Denman/Chapple engagement

_. The engagement was announced 30 August, 2019, between Nicholas Thomas Stewart [Nick] Denman [born 1988], scion of the Barons Denman, eldest son of the Hon [Christopher] John [Johnny] Denman [born 1955], of Storrington, West Sussex, by his wife the former Jenny Bridget Allen, MVO, & Annika J.K. Chapple, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Malcolm Chapple, of Frittenden, Kent.

Nick Denman is a grandson paternally of the 5th Baron Denman, CBE, MC [1916-2012].

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

The 10th Duke of Roxburghe 1954-2019

_. His Grace the 10th Duke of Roxburghe, landowner, owner of Floors Castle, Kelso, has died there from cancer, 29 August, 2019. He was 64.

Guy David Innes-Ker was born 18 November, 1954, son of the 9th Duke of Roxburghe [1913-1974], by his second wife the former Margaret Elisabeth McConnel [later Mrs Jocelyn Hambro], and he succeeded to the family honours on his father's death on the grouse moor, 26 Sept, 1974.

Guy Innes-Ker was 10th Duke of Roxburghe [Peerage of Scotland 1707], 10th Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford [Peerage of Scotland, 1707], Earl of Roxburghe and Earl of Kelso [both in the Peerage of Scotland], 5th Earl Innes [Peerage of the UK], 10th Viscount Broxmouth [Peerage of Scotland], 14th Lord Roxburghe [Peerage of Scotland], 14th Lord Ker of Cessford and Cavetoun [Peerage of Scotland], 10th Lord Cessford and Overton [Peerage of Scotland],  & Premier Baronet of Nova Scotia [cr 1625].

He was twice married, firstly, 10 Sept, 1977 [divorced 1990] to the Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor [born 8 Feb 1953], daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster [1910-79] by his wife the former Hon Viola Maud Lyttelton [d. 1987]; married secondly, 3 Sept 1992, Virginia Mary Wynn-Williams, daughter of David Wynn-Williams.

The Duke is survived by his second wife and by two sons and a daughter from the first marriage, Charles, Marquess of Bowmont & Cessford, Lord Ted Innes-Ker, and Rosanagh, Viscountess Grimston [a bridesmaid at the marriage of the Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson]. He also leaves a son from the second marriage, Lord George Innes-Ker, and a daughter, Lady Isabella Innes-Ker.

The dukedom and other honours now devolve upon his eldest son, Charles Robert George Innes-Ker, styled Marquess of Bowmont & Cessford, who was born 18 February, 1981. The Floors estate is estimated at 60,000 acres, and the family fortune is worth £100m.

The new duke was briefly married to the Hon Charlotte Susanna Aitken [born 15 Feb, 1982], daughter of the 3rd Baron Beaverbrook [born 29 Dec, 1951]. The 11th Duke has a three year-old daughter from a relationship with an Iranian fashion designer.

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Townend/Mackintosh engagement

_. The engagement was announced 29 August, 2019, between Sam J. Townend, son of Mr & Mrs John Townend, of Copt Hewick, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, & Alice Lydia Mackintosh [born 1990], scion of the Mackintosh sweet manufacturing family of Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax, younger daughter of Nigel M. Mackintosh [born 1955], of Bath, by his wife the former Georgina E. Ward.

Alice's elder sister is the reality TV star Camilla Margaret [Millie] Mackintosh [born 1989].

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Caroline, Baroness Brassey of Apethorpe [died 2019]

_. Caroline, Baroness Brassey of Apethorpe, who died 27 August, 2019, aged 74, was the widow of the late 3rd Baron Brassey of Apethorpe, OBE, JP, DL [1932-2015].

She was the former Caroline Evill, third daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Evill, of Elm Park Gardens, London, by his wife the former Nesta Herbert [1910-2002], and married, 17 October, 1978, as his second wife, David Henry Brassey, 3rd Baron Brassey of Apethorpe, son of the 2nd Baron [1905-67] by his first wife the former Crystal Gloria Gore [died 1962], a granddaughter maternally of the 1st Earl Sondes, &c.

By her husband, who died in May 2015, she had two daughters, the Hon Zoe [born 1980], and the Hon Chloe [born 1982].

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Leonard's Church, Apethorpe, 20 September, 2019.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Agatha Rose Mahon [born 2019]

_. [Elizabeth] Poppy Mahon [nee Campbell, born 1985], wife of Myles [Mylo] Francis James Mahon [born 1980], scion of the Mahon baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Agatha Rose, 26 August, 2019, a sister for Beatrix Daisy, who was born 5 May, 2017.

Mylo Mahon is a son of Timothy Gilbert Mahon [born 1947], by his wife the former Penelope Telfer McDowell. Poppy Mahon is a daughter of Colonel Andrew P.W. Campbell, of Stobo, Peebleshire, by his wife the former Lady Fiona Erskine [born 1956], daughter of the 13th Earl of Mar and [15th] Earl of Kellie.

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Milburn/Hawes engagement

_. The engagement was announced 27 August, 2019, between [Edward] Jake Milburn [born 1987], scion of the Milburn baronets, second son of Sir Anthony Rupert Milburn, 5th Baronet [born 17 Apr, 1947], of Matfen, Northumberland, by his wife the former Olivia Shirley Catlow, & Camilla F. Hawes, youngest daughter of Mr Warwick Hawes, of Burkham, Hampshire, by his wife, Caroline.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Chloe Courtauld [died 2019]

_. Chloe Courtauld, who has died aged 47, was a scion of the landed gentry family of that name; only daughter of Richard Courtauld, by his first wife Anthea [later Mrs Hugh Wodehouse]. She was predeceased in 2012 by a brother, Jamie.

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Pamela La Touche 1932-2019

_. Pamela La Touche, died at Exeter, 25 August, 2019; born in 1932, daughter of W.P. Hale, of Hove, co Sussex; married 1962, Michael Cotton La Touche [born 1931], scion of that Irish landed family, son of Lieutenant-Cdr Alexander Arthur Digges La Touche [1899-1982], by his wife the former Joan Cotton Marshall [1903-86], by whom he had a son and a daughter.

The funeral takes place at the Exeter & Devon Crematorium, 9 September, 2019.

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Sir Derek Birkin 1929-2019

_.Sir Derek Birkin, who died 25 August, 2019, aged 89, was a former chairman of RTZ.

John Derek Birkin was born 30 September, 1929 in South Elmsall, Yorkshire, England, son of Noah and Rebecca (Stranks) Birkin.

He was educated at Cranfield College, 1960; student, Administrative Staff College, Henley, England, 1965; student, Harvard University, 1969.

He married 1 Apr, 1952, Sadie Smith, by whom he had two children, Alison Jane, & Michael John.

Career:- Managing director, Velmar Ltd., Batley, England, 1966-1967; managing director, Nairn Williamson Ltd., Kirkcaldy, Scotland, 1967-1970; chairman, managing director, Tunnel Holdings Ltd., London, 1971-1983; deputy chief executive, The RTZ Corporation, London, 1983-1985; Chief Executive Officer, deputy chairman, The RTZ Corporation, London, 1985-1991; chairman, The RTZ Corporation, London, since 1991. Board directors Merck & Company, Inc., Whitehouse Station, New York, Carlton Communications, London, The Merchants Trust PLC, London, Unilever PLC, London, Royal Opera House, London.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Henry Gerald Buckmaster [died 2019]

_. Henry Gerald Buckmaster, who died 23 August, 2019, aged 64, married in 1985, Julia Mary Hobhouse [born 1956], scion of the Hobhouse baronets, daughter of Hugh Cam Hobhouse [1917-87], by his wife the former Aline Rosemary Hunter Blair [1921-2010], scion of the Hunter Blair baronets.

He leaves s widow and three daughters, Rose, Camellia and Lily.

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Alicia Ingilby [born 2019]

_. Elizabeth Ingilby, wife of Joslan Richard Ryland Ingilby (born 7 Oct, 1986), scion of the Ingilby baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Alicia, 23 August, 2019.

Joslan, who married Elizabeth in 2018, is the second son of Sir Thomas Colvin William Ingilby, 6th Baronet (born 1955), of Ripley Castle, by his wife the former Emma Clare Roebuck Thompson.

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