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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Major William Wemyss [Willy] Ker [1924-2019]

_.Maj. William Wemyss [Willy] Ker, late the Royal Engineers, died 13 July, 2019. He was 94.

He was born in 1924 the son of Alan Wemyss Wellwood Ker [1889-1944], by his wife the former Ursula Howard Stafford [1888-1982] scion of the Staffords of Maine in the Irish landed gentry; married 1951, Veronica Hervey Scott [b 1930], daughter of Major Frank Pilkington Scott, RAF [1888-1974] by his wife the former Osyth Christina Frederica Hervey [1897-1987], scion of the Marquesses of Bristol. Maj Ker leaves two children, Alan and Sheila.

The funeral takes place at Taunton Crematorium, 8 August, 2019.


Addyman/Brocklehurst engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 July, 2019, between Oscar Titus Waterhouse Addyman [born 1992], eldest son of Mr Thomas Addyman, of York, and Mrs Tania Arabella Addyman [nee Zvegintzov, born 1970], & Sarah Amy Brocklehurst, second daughter of Mr & Mrs Ken Brocklehurst, of Rhos-on-Sea, Wales.

Oscar Addyman is a grandson maternally of Ivan Dimitri Zvegintzov by his wife the former Elizabeth L. Caroline Watt, and a great-grandson of Brig Dimitri Zvegintzov, CBE [1911-84], by his wife the former Hon Rachel Kathleen Bailey [1914-92], scion of the Barons Glanusk.


Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy 1933-2019

_. Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy, who died 16 July, 2019, at Aldeburgh, aged 86, was an author, biographer and social historian. He was a scion of the Earls of Cranbrook.

Born in 1933 a son of Surgeon-Commander the Hon Antony Gathorne-Hardy, by his wife the former Ruth Elizabeth Thorowgood, and was a grandson paternally of the 3rd Earl of Cranbrook.

He married Sabrina Viola Tennant [b 1943], scion of the Barons Glenconner, daughter of David Pax Tennant [1902-68], by his wife Virginia Penelope Parsons [1917-2003], later Marchioness of Bath, wife of the 6th Marquess.

He leaves a daughter, Jenny [born 1965], and son, Benjamin [born 1967].


Betty Baroness Grantchester [1925-2019]

_. Betty Baroness Grantchester, who died 2 Feb, 2019, was the widow of the 2nd Baron Grantchester [1921-95].

Born Elizabeth Moores, 8 June, 1925, daughter of the billionaire businessman Sir John Moores [1896-1993], by his wife the former Ruby Knowles [1894-1965]; married 12 Apr, 1947, Kenneth Best Suenson-Taylor, who succeeded his father, 2 July, 1976, as the 2nd Baron Grantchester.

Lady Grantchester's son, Christopher, is 3rd Baron Grantchester.

A Memorial Service takes place at St Martins-in-the-Fields, 4 September, 2019.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Leitner/Meinertzhagen engagement

_.The engagement was announced 18 July, 2019, between Brett Steven Leitner, only son of Mr & Mrs Bradley Leitner, of Colorado, United States, & Alicia Kinvara Meinetrzhagen [born 1987], scion of that landed gentry family, youngest daughter of Peter Richard Meinertzhagen [1946-2012], by his wife the former Nicola [Nikki] Jane Phillips [born 1947.]


Greenly/Hatchard engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 July, 2019 between Sam James Howorth Greenly [born 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, of Titley Court, son of Richard Anthony Howorth Greenly [born 1948], of Vernham Green, Hampshire, by his wife the former Belinda Audrey Lockett, & Sarah Elizabeth Hatchard [born 1988], daughter of John Rayner Hatchard [born 1953], of Milford on Sea, Hampshire, by his wife the former Diana K. McGill.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

William Fane de Salis 1939-2019

_. William Fane de Salis, who died 16 July, 2019, aged 80, was a scion of that landed family of Bourne House; born 1939 son of Group Capt Arthur Regester Fane de Salis [1911-2001] by his wife the former Nancy Mary Welch [1911-2001]; married 1963, Phyllida Jane Vavasour Durell [born 1942], daughter of Dudley Vavasour Durell [1906-98] by his wife the former Beryl Frances Joan Chaplin, by whom he had issue.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Colonel William Robert Hunter [Robin] Charley, OBE, JP, DL 1924-2019

_. Col. William Robert Hunter [Robin] Charley, OBE, JP, DL, late the Royal Ulster Rifles, who died at Belfast, 15 July, 2019, aged 95, was a member of that Irish landed gentry family.

He was born in 1924, son of Harold Richard Charley [1865-1956] by his wife the former Phyllis Hunter [1894-1988]; married 1960, Catherine Janet, daughter of William Sinclair Kingan, by whom he had three daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth and Jane.

The funeral is to take place at St Patrick's Church, Drumbeg, County Down, 25 July, 2019.


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Astley Birtwistle/Fraser engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 July, 2019, between James N.V. Astley Birtwistle, second son of Mr & Mrs Pip Astley Birtwistle, of South Elmham, Suffolk, and Iona Violet Fraser [born 1991], second daughter of Mr Charles Torquil de Montalt Fraser, of London, by his former wife the former Hon Lucy Pearson [born 11 Apr, 1954], scion of the Viscounts Cowdray [now the Hon Mrs Lucy Beauchamp, of Fittleworth, West Sussex].

Iona Fraser is a granddaughter maternally of the 3rd Viscount Cowdray [1910-95].


Hudson/Littleton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 July, 2019, between Toby V. Hudson, son of Mr Andrew Hudson, of Bedale, Yorkshire, by his former wife the former Georgina Ticey [now Lady Horlick, of Newbury, Berkshire], & Rosanna S. Littleton, daughter of Antony Robin Welhouse Westby Littleton [previously Perceval], of Hannington, Hampshire, by his wife the former Hon Aileen Mary Fitzherbert [born 29 March, 1953].

Toby Hudson is a step-son of Sir James Cunliffe William Horlick, 6th Baronet. His bride-to-be is a granddaughter maternally of the 14th Baron Stafford [1926-86].

Rosanna's father is a son of Robert Westby Perceval who married the Hon Joanna Ida Louisa Littleton, a daughter of the 5th Baron Hatherton [1900-69]/


Friday, July 12, 2019

Arthur John Douglas Coxon 1927-2019

_. Arthur John Douglas Coxon, died 11 July, 2019. He was 92. Born 22 March, 1927, son of Cedric Mears Coxon, by his wife the former Isabella Douglas Clark, daughter of Sir John Maurice Clark, 2nd Baronet; married 1951 Pamela Ann Longman.


Peter Allan Kirby Ottewell 1943-2019

_. Peter Allan Kirby Ottewell, late the Royal Highland Fusiliers, died 28 June, 2019. He was born in 1943, a son of Major Walter Kirby Ottewell [1918-2000] by his wife the former Agnes Mary Clark [1918-1986]; married firstly, 1967, Joanna M. Ratcliffe [b 1945]; married secondly, 1991, as her second husband, the Hon Angela Spring Rice [1950-2015], daughter of the 6th Baron Monteagle of Brandon [1926-2013], by his wife the former Anne Brownlow [b 1928].

He leaves three daughters, Annabel, Emily and Victoria, from his first marriage.

The funeral takes place at Portpatrick Parish Church, 15 July, 2019.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Phillimore/McBride engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 10 July, 219, between the Hon Julian Michael Claud Phillimore [born 3 Nov, 1981], scion of the Barons Phillimore [cr 1918], second son of the 5th Baron Phillimore [born 24 Nov, 1944], of London and Dorset, by his wife the former Nathalie Berthe Louisa Pequin, and Jessica B.C. McBride, daughter of Mr John Vincent McBride, of Turin, Italy, by his former wife Mrs Zoe M.L. Corbet McBride [b 1964], of Dartford, Kent.


Iris Annabel Goldsmith 2004-2019

_. Iris Annabel Goldsmith, who was killed in a quad bike accident at her family's Somerset home, 8 July, 2019, was the 15 year-old daughter of Benjamin James Goldsmith [born 1980], by his wife the former Kate Emma Rothschild [born 1982].

Iris was a granddaughter paternally of the late Sir James Goldsmith by his wife the Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stuart, daughter of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry; and was a granddaughter maternally of the Hon Amschel Mayor James Rothschild [1955-96], scion of the Barons Rothschild, and his wife the former Anita Patience Guinness [now Mrs James Wigan].

Iris leaves siblings Frankie [born 2005], and Isaac [born 2008].


Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Doreen Baroness Strabolgi [died 2019]

_. Doreen Baroness Strabolgi, who died 8 July, 2019, was the fourth wife, and widow, of the 11th Baron Strabolgi [1914-2010].

She was the former Doreen Margaret Morgan, daughter of Alexander Morgan, of Ashton-under-Lyne, co Lancaster, and married Lord Strabolgi, 3 June, 1961.

Her husband, David Montague de Burgh Kenworthy, succeeded his father in the peerage in 1953. The ancient title was created by Writ of Summons in 1318. Lord Strabolgi was elected to the House of Lords in 1999, and served as a deputy Speaker [Labour].

The funeral takes place at St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London, 24 July, 2019.


Monday, July 08, 2019

Ward/Lowe engagement

_. The engagement was announced 8 July, 2019, between Thomas Dudley Ward [born 1990], son of Miles Tobias Ward, of East Woodhay, Hampshire, by his wife the former Sarah Jane Blois [born 1951], scion of the Blois baronets, & Mary Alexandra Lowe, daughter of Mr & Mrs James Lowe, of Virginia Water, Surrey.


Sunday, July 07, 2019

Mariamne MacBeath 1933-2019

_. Mariamne MacBeath [nee Winnington-Ingram] who died 6 July, 2019, aged 86, was a scion of the Winnington baronets; born in 1933 daughter of Eric Alfred Winnington-Ingram [1902-86] by his wife the former Jean Emma Caroline Hopkins [1905-1998]; married 1968, Roderick MacBeath [1920-2005]; no issue.

The funeral takes place at St Mary's, Balcombe, West Sussex, 24 July, 2019.


Susan Mary Eustace Graham 1927-2019

_. Susan Graham died 6 July, 2019, aged 92. She was the former Susan May Eustace Smith, born in 1927, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir [Thomas] Eustace Smith, CBE, TD [1900-1971] by his wife the former Sylvia May Rogerson [1900-1978]; married 1950, Jeremy Frank Graham [1926-92], scion of the Graham baronets of Norton Conyers, a son of Sir [Reginald] Guy Graham, 9th Baronet [1878-1940] of Norton Conyers, near Ripon by his wife the former Katharine Noel Stobart [1887-1966]. She leaves two sons, Robin and Nigel, and a daughter, Jacoba.

A service of Thanksgiving will be held at St Mary's Church, Wath, Ripon, 13 August, 2019.


Saturday, July 06, 2019

Packe/Kirkland engagement

_. The engagement was announced 6 July, 2019, between Frederick Christopher William [Freddie] Packe [born 1987], son of Andrew James Packe [born 1951], of Bledington, co Gloucester, by his wife the former Aloÿse Anne Blackie, and Annabel K. Kirkland, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Kirkland, of Franschhoek, South Africa.

Freddie Packe is descended from Sir Reginald Ogilvy, 10th Baronet, of Inverquharity (1832-1910).


Alfredo Fernandez-Armesto [born 2019]

_. Grace Cristabel Alice Fernandez-Armesto [born 1987, nee Pilkington], wife of Frederico Fernandez-Armesto, gave birth to a son, Alfredo, 5 July, 2019.

Fred is the son of Prof Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. Grace is a daughter of Michael Charles David Pilkington [born 1948] by his wife the former Clarissa M. Baring [born 1955], scion of the Earls of Cromer.


Friday, July 05, 2019

William Michael Alexander [Billy] Priestley [born 2019]

 _. Rebecca Anne Priestley, MVO [born 1982, née Deacon] wife of Adam Alexander Priestley [born 1980], gave birth to a son, William Michael Alexander [Billy], 4 July, 2019.

Mrs Priestley was awarded the MVO in 2017 for her work as secretary to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, GCVO. She is the daughter of Maj Michael John Deacon [1947-86], by his wife the Rev Selina Trousdell [b 1952], a great-great granddaughter of the 7th Earl of Bessborough, and thus a kinswoman of HRH The Duke of Cambridge, KG.

The Priestleys married in 2017. Adam is a son of Commander Michael J Priestley, RN, by his wife the former Linda Shade.


Thursday, July 04, 2019

Christopher John Penrice Booker 1937-2019

_. Christopher Booker, who died 3 July, 2019, aged 81, was the journalist, columnist, and first editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye.

Christopher John Penrice Booker was born 7 Oct, 1937, son of John Mackarness Booker [1910-86], by his wife the former Margaret Mary Weston [1913-91]; married firstly, 1963 [div 1968] as her second husband, the Hon Emma Christina Tennant [1937-2017], scion of the Barons Glenconner, daughter of the 2nd Baron [1899-1983] by his wife the former Elizabeth Powell [died 2014]; no issue of the marriage. He had two further marriages, and leaves two sons from the third union.


Gillian Verity Hoare [nee Cracroft-Amcotts] 1936-2019

_. Gillian Verirty Hoare, whom died 3 July, 2019, aged 83, was a scion of the Cracroft-Amcotts landed gentry family; born 22 March, 1936, third daughter of John Cracroft-Amcotts [1891-1956]. of Rauceby Hall, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, by his wife the former May Redfearn-Shaw;
married 1971, as his 2nd wife, Samuel Julian Hoare, scion of that landed family.

The funeral takes place at St Peter's Church, North Rauceby, Lincolnshire, 25 July, 2019.


Jacqueline Sarah du Vivier [died 2019]

_. Jacqueline Sarah du Vivier [nee de Belleroche], died 3 July, 2019. She was a daughter of Harry Reginald Albert de Belleroche [1914-1997], by his wife the former Joyce Eleanor Legge [1918-92]; married 1969, Hugh Michael du Vivier [born 1945] son of Richard Adolphe Charles du Vivier [1911-98], by his wife the former Margaret Aske [1910-2000], daughter of Sir Robert William Aske, 1st Baronet [1872-1954]; she leaves 2 daughters.

A memorial service will take place at Christ Church, Victoria Rd, Kensington, 20 September, 2019.


Alice Elizabeth French Humfrey [born 2019]

_. Amelia Jane Humfrey [nee Nixey], wife of [Charles] Hamish Lowndes French Humfrey [born 1986], gave birth to a daughter, Alice Elizabeth French, 3 July, 2019, a sister for Helena Jane French, who was born 28 February, 2015.

Hamish Humfrey is a son of Charles Geoffrey Humfrey by his former wife the former Lady Emma Mary Helena French [born 1958, now Lady Emma Chanter], daughter of the 3rd [and last] Earl of Ypres [1921-88] .

Amelia Humfrey is the daughter of Graham Nixey, of Long Hanborough, Oxon.


Arthur David Frederick [Archie] Lort-Phillips [born 2019]

_.Camilla Lort-Phillips [née Owen], wife of Charles Arthur Ellis Lort-Phillips [born 1980], scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Arthur David Frederick [Archie], 3 July, 2019, a brother for Benedict [born 2015], and for Louisa [born 2016].


Finn Oliver Haines [born 2019]

_. Rose Henrietta Haines [nee Chadwyck-Healey, born 1980], wife of Major Charles John Haines [born 1978], and scion of the Chadwyck-Healey baronets gave birth to a son, Finn Oliver, 3 July, 2019, a brother for Jack Edward, who was born 4 November, 2015.

Charles is son of Nicholas Robert Haines, of Little Cheverell, Wilts, by his wife the former Virginia Annan. He married in 2013, Rose Henrietta Chadwyck-Healey, daughter of Peregrine James Chadwyck-Healey [born 1950], by his wife the former Julia Mary Boughey [born 1952], scion of the Boughey baronets, and a cousin of Sarah Duchess of York.


Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Pamela Desiree Scrymgeour-Wedderburn c1926-2019

_. Pamela Desiree Scrymgeour-Wedderburn [nee White], died 25 June, 2019, aged 93; born circa 1926, daughter of Lieutenant-Col Richard White; married 1947, Commander Ian Alexander Scrymgeour-Wedderburn [1923-2008], scion of the Earls of Dundee, by whom she had a son, James.

A Service of Thanksgiving is to take place at St Paul's Church, Croachy, 18 July, 2019.


Luleen Annette Wanklyn [nee Handcock] 1946-2019

_.Luleen Annette Wanklyn [nee Handcock], who died 2 July, 2019, aged 72, was a scion of the Barons Castlemaine.

She was born in 1946, daughter of Commander William Stanley Handcock [1908-54], by his wife the former Joan Mary Combe [1910-2004]; married firstly, 1977 [div] Michael Poynder; married secondly, 1981, Frederick [Freddie] Moseley Wanklyn [who died 2017].

The funeral takes place at The Oaks Crematorium, Havant, Hampshire, 24 July, 2019.


The Baroness Belper [died 2019]

_. The Baroness Belper, who died 25 June, 2019, was the wife of the 5th Baron Belper [born 25 Oct, 1941].

She was the former Judith Mary Twynham, daughter of James Rufus Twynham, of Kitemore House, Faringdon, co Oxford; married firstly, Professor Alexander de Jonge; married secondly, 12 May, 1980, as his second wife, the Hon Richard Henry Strutt, who, on 23 Dec 1999, succeeded his father as the 5th Baron Belper.

Baroness Belper is survived by two sons, Edward and James de Jonge.

The funeral takes place at St Nicholas Church, Oddington, Gloucestershire, 18 July, 2019.


Barbara Alison Laurence [died 2019]

_. Mrs Barbara Laurence, who died at Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, 2 July, 2019, was the mother-in-law of the Princess Royal.

Mrs Laurence [nee Symonds] who was 90, was the widow of Commander Guy Stewart Laurence, and the mother of two sons, Jonathan, and Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, KCVO, husband since 1992 of HRH The Princess Royal. Her husband had distinguished naval ancestors, being a great-great grandson of Admiral Sir Robert Moorsom, KCB, who was with Nelson at Trafalgar.

The funeral and Thanksgiving Service will be held at St Giles Church, Great Wishford, 20 July, 2019.


Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Susan Delia Aiton Fremantle [died 2019]

_. Susan Fremantle, who has died recently, was wife, from 1961, of Sydney Walter Fremantle, scion of the Barons Cottesloe, descended from the 1st Baron.


Monday, July 01, 2019

Careena Farquhar [nee Thomas] c1937-2019

_. Careena Farquhar [nee Thomas], who died 14 June, 2019, aged 82, was born in 1937, daughter of William Thomas, of Hebron, Dyfed; married in 1985, as his second wife, Edward Vivian Farquhar [1929-95], scion of the Farquhar baronets, son of Guy William John Farquhar [1899-1962], by his first spouse, Daphne Mary Christian Henry [died 1983], dau of Lieutenant-Col Vivian Henry, CB [1868-1929], by his wife the former Gladys Mary Milbank, scion of the Milbank baronets.

The funeral will be held at Mortlake Crematorium, 15 July, 2019.


Mrs Rosaleen Inglis 1929-2019

_. Rosaleen Margory Florinda Inglis [née de Burgh] who died 25 June, 2019, aged 90, was a scion of the Irish landed gentry family of de Burgh, daughter of Capt Sir Hubert Henry De Burgh, KCB, OBE, DSO [1881-1960], by his wife the former Mary Edith Margery Isabel Buchan; married 1959, Lieutenant-Colonel John Charles Inglis, by whom she had two sons, Charles and James.

The funeral is to be held at Yattendon Church, 8 July, 2019.


William Gilfillan Lamarque [1955-2019]

_. William Lamarque, who died suddenly in Rome, 26 June, 2019, aged 64, was a son of W.G. Lamarque, of Coxwold, York, by his wife the former Patricia Vivianne Aikman [1916-2006]; married 1984 [div 1997]  the Lady Emma Elizabeth Anne Primrose [born 1962], scion of the Earls of Rosebery, daughter of the 7th Earl of Rosebery [born 1929], by his wife the former Alison Mary Deirdre Reid, by whom he had two children.

A Memorial Service is to take place at St Michael's, Coxwold, York, 9 August, 2019.


Hugh Francis Stephen John Law 1931-2019

_. Hugh Francis Stephen John Law, who has died aged 87, was a son of Colonel Hugh Francis d'Assisi Stuart Law, OBE [1897-1984], by his wife the former Susan Rosemary Dacre Clerk, scion of the Clerk of Penicuik baronets; married 1968, Kathleen M Hill, daughter of J.A. Hill, DSC, of Icomb, Gloucestershire, by whom he had a daughter, Rosanna Louisa [born 1970].


Sheila Bagnall 1928-2019

_. Sheila Bagnall [née Hartley], who died 30 June, 2019, was descended from the Barons Auckland.

She was born in 1928, daughter of Major Hugh Bernard Hartley [1884-1928] by his wife the former Betty Eden [1896-1965], scion of the Barons Auckland, daughter of Robert Hildyard Henley Eden [1863-1932], a grandson of the 3rd Baron. She married 1946, Brig John Gordon Bagnall, DSO [1920-97], by whom she had three daughters.


Adrian Delmar Cavendish 1947-2019

_. Adrian Delmar Cavendish, who died 19 May, 2019, aged 71, was a scion of the Dukes of Devonshire; born 1947 son of Capt. Edwin Pearson Delmar Cavendish [1908-70], by his wife the former Daphne Joan Van Der Weyer [1911-2000], a granddaughter of the 7th Viscount Powerscourt; married 1982, Louise Russell Ray, daughter of Thomas Allison Ray, Sr, of Ramona, California, by whom he leaves a son, John Spencer Cavendish, born 1987.


John Robin Thistlethwayte 1935-2019

_. John Robin Thistlethwayte, who died 10 May, 2019, aged 83, was a scion of that landed gentry family; born in 1935, son of Arthur Donald Claude Thomas Thistlethwayte [1903-56], by his wife the former Hon Gwladys Eileen Berry [1908-55], daughter of the 1st [and last] Baron Buckland; he married 1964, Mary Katherine Grasett [born 1937], daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir [Arthur] Edward Grasett, KBE, CB, DSO, MC [1888-1971] by his wife the former Joan Mary Foster, by whom he had two sons and a daughter.


Patrick Alan Sydney Bellingham 1936-2019

_,. Patrick Bellingham, who died 16 April, 2019, aged 83, was heir presumptive to the Bellingham baronetcy; born 20 March, 1936, son of Major Alan Mure Bellingham, MC [1881-1946], by his second wife the former Mabel Theodora Lucy Dury [died 1981]; he was descended from the fifth son of the second baronet; married [1] 1958 [div 1981] Elizabeth Mary Bagnall [died 2013]; married [2] 1981 [div 1990] Elizabeth Mary, dau of Maj Stanislas Lis, Polish Army, and widow of Arnold Derrick Workman; married [3] 1991, Mrs Brenda Mary Nixon, former wife of Jack Hal Nixon. He leaves issue from his first marriage.


Hugh Trevelyan 1973-2019

_. Hugh Trevelyan, who died 29 June, 2019, was a scion of the Trevelyan baronets of Nettlecombe.

He was born in 1973, son of Edward Calverley Thornton Trevelyan [b 1935], by his wife the former Elizabeth Anne Blayney; married 2011, Laura, daughter of Dennis Walker, of Scotter, Lincolnshire, and Mrs Sharon Walker, of Billingham, Cleveland; 2 sons, Joshua and William.

The funeral takes place at St Mary's, Stamfordham, 19 July, 2019.


Beatrice Barbara Blossom Rhodes [born 2019]

_. Sarah Louise Rhodes [nee German, born 17 Nov, 1985], wife of George Frederick Albert Rhodes [born 22 May, 1988], gave birth to a daughter, Beatrice Barbara Blossom, 29 June, 2019, a sister for Stanley Ronald Arthur [born 1 May, 2012], and for Bessie Dorothy Ivy [born 27 September, 2014].

George Rhodes is descended from the Towneleys of Towneley, co Lancaster, the landed family.


Isabella Charlotte Jemima Orr [born 2019]

._ Eleanor Clare Orr [nee Remnant, born 1983], wife of William Orr, gave birth to a daughter, Isabella Charlotte Jemima, 20 June, 2019, a sister for Florence Molly Serena, who was born 7 Dec, 2015.

Eleanor Orr is a scion of the Barons Remnant [cr UK 1928] elder dau of the Hon Philip John Remnant [b 1954], by his wife the former Caroline Cavendish, scion of the Dukes of Devonshire, &c.


Ludo David Ingham Sewell [born 2019]

_. Amelia Sewell [nee Kendall], wife of J. Percy G. Sewell, gave birth to a son, Ludo David Ingham, 23 June, 2019, in Hong Kong, a brother for Edward.

Percy is a son of Mr & Mrs David Sewell, of Tysoe, Warwickshire, and Amelia is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Alan Kendall, of Ingham Norfolk.

Percy is a great-grandson of Sir Owen Williams-Wynn, 8th Baronet.


Sir Howard Christian Sheldon Guinness, Kt, VRD 1932-2019

_. Sir Howard Guinness, who died 23 June, 2019, aged 87, was a member of the merchant banking branch of the wealthy brewing dynasty.

He was born 3 June, 1932, son of Edward Douglas Guinness, CBE, by his wife the former Martha Sheldon; married 1958, Evadne Jane Gibbs, by whom he had 2 sons, Christopher and Dominic, and and 1 daughter, Annabel.

Sie Howard was with Guinness Mahon and Co, 1953-55; S.G. Warburg & Co Ltd, 1955-85; Director, Harris & Sheldon Group Ltd 1960-81; Director and Deputy Chairman, Youghal Carpets [Holdings] Ltd, 1972-80; Director, Quality Milk Producers Ltd, 1988-2000; Riyad Bank Europe, 1993-99; Chairman North Hampshire Conservative Association, 1971-74; Member of the Council of the English Guernsey Cattle Soc, 1963-72, 1996-99; Chairman 1975-78, and Treasurer, 1978-81, Wessex Area Conservative Association.

Guinness was knighted in 1981.

The funeral takes place at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Glanville Wootton, near Sherborne, Dorset, 22 July, 2019.


Sir Kenneth Warren 1926-2019

_. Sir Kenneth Warren, Conservative politician, former MP for Hastings and later Hastings and Rye, died 29 June, 2019. He was 92.

Kenneth Robin Warren served as Tory MP for Hastings from 1970, then Hastings & Rye 1983-92.


Saturday, June 29, 2019

Drummond/Wright engagement

_, The engagement was announced 29 June, 2019, between Capt Frederick Algernon Heneage Drummond [born 1991], scion of the Earls of Perth, son of Hereward John Heneage Drummond [born 1959], of Southsea, Hampshire, by his wife the former Felicia Shepherd, & Lucy C.M. Wright, daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Wright, of Chiddingly, East Sussex.


Friday, June 28, 2019

Stacpoole/Smith engagement

_. The engagement was announced 27 June, 2019, between George Edward Stacpoole, Marquis de Stacpoole [born 1983], son of George Richard Derek Andrew Stacpoole, 7th Duc de Stacpoole [born 1948], of Roundstone, Ireland, by his former wife the former Anne L Duxbury [now Mrs Patrick Creasy, of Ludlow, Shropshire], and Amelia H.E. Smith, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Forbes Smith, of Earnley, Sussex.

The de Stacpooles are an Irish landed gentry family, whose head is the Duke and Marquis de Stacpoole in the Papal States.


Henry North Dalrymple [born 2019]

 _. Sophie Anne Cotton Dalrymple [born 1992, nee O'Meara], wife of William Hew Dalrymple (born 1992) scion of the Earls of Stair and cousin twice removed of HM The Queen, gave birth to a son, Henry North, 4 May, 2019.

William Dalrymple is a son of the Hon Michael Colin Dalrymple (born 1965), of Oxenfoord, Midlothian, by his wife the former Harriet Lucy  Buxton (born 1962) scion of the Buxton baronets.

Sophie Dalrymple is a daughter of Joseph C O’Meara (b 1962) of Monks Kirby, Warwickshire, by his wife the former Tracey A Darcy.

William’s grandmother, Davina Countess of Stair, who died in 2017, was a niece of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Brooke/Jack engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 June, 2019, between John Weston Brooke [born 23 February, 1992], scion of the Brooke baronets of Almondbury, son of Charles Weston Brooke [born 27 January, 1951], of Fearn Lodge, Ardgay, Ross-shire, by his wife the former Tanya Elizabeth Maurice, and Alice D. Jack, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Alister Jack, of Courance, Dumfriesshire.

John's father is the younger brother and heir presumptive to Sir Alistair Weston Brooke, 4th Baronet [born 12 September, 1947].


Soames/Harington engagement

_. The engagement was announced 27 June, 2019, between Arthur Christopher Soames [born 1990], son of the Hon Rupert Christopher Soames [born 18 May, 1959], of Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Camilla Rose Dunne, scion of that landed family, an Antonia Lucy Diana Harington [born 1991], scion of the Harington baronets, daughter of Jonathan Edward McCalmont Harington [born 14 March, 1955], of Barnwell, Northamptosnhire, by his wife the former Susan Antonia Fenwick [born 1960].

The bride-to-be is a goddaughter of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and a cousin of Kit Harington, the Game of Throne actor.

Arthur Soames is a grandson of the late Baron Soames [1920-87], and a great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, KG [1874-1965]


Monday, June 24, 2019

The Cholmondeleys celebrate a decade of marriage

_. Celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary today: The Marquess of Cholmondeley, 59, and his beautiful wife, the former Rose Hanbury, 35.

They married in London on 25 June, 2009, just days after announcing their engagement. The couple had been in a relationship for six years.

The Cholmondeleys are reported to be deeply saddened and hurt by recent sordid press reports of a rift between the marchioness and the Duchess of Cambridge.

The Marchioness, formerly the model Rose Hanbury, has family ties and numerous links to the Royal House of Windsor.

(Sarah) Rose Hanbury was born 15 March, 1984, a daughter of Timothy James Hanbury (born 26 September, 1952) of Wembury, Devon, and his wife, the former Emma Longman (who was born in 1959).

Rose’s father, a member of the Hanbury landed gentry family, is a cousin of the Queen, albeit several times removed, in his descent from his great-great-great-grandfather, Abel Smith, of Woodhall Park, Hertfordshire. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was a descendant of Abel Smith.

The Marchioness of Cholmondeley is also closely linked to the beautiful Freda Dudley Ward, for many years the mistress of the Duke of Cambridge’s great-great uncle, the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor. Rose’s grandmother was the former Sarah Birkin, a cousin of Freda Dudley Ward, who was so cruelly dumped by the heir to the throne in the early 1930s after an affair which had lasted since the closing days of the First World War.

Rose’s mother Emma Longman is a younger sister of Caroline Longman, a goddaughter of the Queen, and was romantically linked, if only in the tabloid press, with the young Prince Charles, in the early 1970s.

The Longman girls were daughters of publisher Mark Longman, who died in 1972, and his wife, the former Lady Elizabeth Mary Lambart (1924-2016), a goddaughter of Queen Mary and the late Princess Royal, and a childhood playmate of the young Princess Elizabeth and one of her bridesmaids on her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947.

The Royal Family’s close links with the Lambart family goes back a century. Lady Elizabeth’s father, the 10th Earl of Cavan, was Chief of Staff to the Duke of York (later King George VI) on his tour of Australia in 1927. Cavan’s wife, the former Hon Hester Joan Mulholland, was Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, and Princess Royal from 1918-22, and then was Lady-in-Waiting to the the young Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) from 1923. The Countess of Cavan accompanied the Duchess of York to Australia as her Lady-in-Waiting in 1927.
Rose Hanbury married in 2009, David George Philip Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, and they have twin sons, Alexander, styled Earl of Rocksavage, and Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, who were born 12 October, 2009, and a daughter, Lady Iris Cholmondeley, who was born in 2016.

The Marquess of Cholmondeley is the Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England, acting for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and is to be seen every year greeting Her Majesty when she arrives at the State Opening of Parliament.

The Marquess also has blood ties to the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex. George, 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley, grandfather of the current peer, was a cousin, several times removed of Cynthia, Countess Spencer, grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, and both families will have met socially on many occasions down the years.

Both David Cholmondeley and Prince William have a common ancestor in the 6th Earl of Cardigan.


Sunday, June 23, 2019

van Straubenzee/Lanigan-O'Keeffe engagement

The engagement has been announced between Mr Thomas Alexander van Straubenzee (b 1982), scion of that landed family, eldest son of Mr Alexander Henry van Straubenzee (b 1951), by his wife the former Claire Sonia Fenwick (b 1954), & Miss Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe [born circa 1988], daughter of Stephen Lanigan-O'Keeffe.

Tom van Straubenzee, a life-long friend of the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, is godfather to Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. He married firstly, in 2013, the Lady Melissa Percy, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. The marriage ended in divorce.

Miss Lanigan-O'Keeffe, originally from County Kilkenny, is the assistant head teacher at Thomas's, Clapham, the school attended by Prince George. Her father is a barrister. Her brother, Arthur, is the Irish Olympic pentathlete.

Tom van Straubenzee is descended from the Montagu Dukes of Manchester.


The Baron Tordoff 1928-2019

The Lord Tordoff, life peer, a former President of the Liberal Party, died 22 June, 2019. He was 90.

Geoffrey Johnson Tordoff was born 11 October, 1928, son of Stanley Acomb Tordoff, by his wife the former Annie Johnson; married 1953, Mary Patricia Swarbrick, by whom he had two sons and three daughters.

He was created a life peer in 1981, as Baron Tordoff, of Knutsford in the County of Cheshire; was President of the Liberal Party 1983-84; Liberal Democrat Chief Whip in the House of Lords, 1988-94 [Liberal Chief Whip 1984-88], &c.


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Portman/Snyder marriage

_. The marriage has taken place in Herefordshire between the Hon Justin Trevor Berkeley Portman [born 1969], scion of the Viscount Portman, a younger son of the late 9th Viscount Portman [1934-99], by his second wife, the former Penelope Anne Hassard Allin, & Morgan Snyder, an American actress.

It is Justin Portman's second marriage. His first bride was supermodel Natalia Vodianova, by whom he has three children, two sons, Lucas and Viktor, and a daughter, Neva.

Justin's elder half-brother is the 10th Viscount Portman, the billionaire peer whose family have owned much of London's Marylebone for centuries.


Williams/Conrath engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 June, 2019, between George Nicholas Melville Williams [born 1981], son of Nicholas Richard Melville Williams, of Chelsea, London, by his wife the former Hon Katharine Lucy Roskill [born 1953], & Camilla L. Conrath, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Philip Conrath, of Tisbury, Wiltshire.

George Williams is a grandson maternally of The Baron Roskill, PC [1911-96], life peer, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Peter Malcolm Bonham Carter 1936-2019

_. Peter Bonham Carter, who died 19 June, 2019, aged 82, was a scion of the Bonham Carter landed family, and father of the actor Crispin Bonham Carter.

Peter Malcolm Bonham Carter was born 23 December, 1936, son of Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Bonham Carter, KCVO [1907-75], by his wife the former Marion Taylor.

Rear Admiral Bonham Carter served as a member of the Royal Household and was sometime Treasurer to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Peter Bonham Carter married 23 September, 1961, Clodagh, daughter of Thomas Frederick Greenwood, by whom he had issue, a son, Crispin, and a daughter, Rachel.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Kessog's Parish Church, Comrie, Perthshire, 28 June, 2019.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Pamela Mabel Richenda Gurney 1920-2019

_. Pamela Mary Richenda Gurney, who died 18 June, 2019, was a scion of the Norfolk landed family of Gurney, of Keswick & Bawdeswell; daughter of Christopher Richard Gurney [1884-1969] by his wife the former Dorothy Clara Ruggles-Brise [1889-1966], scion of the baronets of that name.

The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Northrepps, 17 July, 2019.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Percy Livio Harkness Ellis [born 2019]

_. Alice Elizabeth Ellis [born 1986, nee Harkness] wife of Christopher Stephen Ferrari Ellis [born 1987], gave birth to a son, Percy Livio Harkness, 17 June, 2019.

Christopher Ellis is a son of Stephen J Ellis by his wife the former Caroline D.M. Ferrari.

Alice is a daughter of John Martin Harkness by his late wife the former Lucinda Lubbock [1948-99], scion of the Barons Avebury.


Monday, June 17, 2019

William Francis Macauley 1953-2019

_. William Francis Macauley, who died 16 June, 2019, aged 65, was a grandson maternally of the 1st Viscount Camrose [1879-1954].

He was born in 1953, son of William Perine Macauley [1922-90], by his wife the former Hon Diana Phyllis Berry [1924-95]; married 1992, Nicola Jane Thompson [b 1956], daughter of Eric David Thompson [1920-2015] by his wife the former Elisabeth Simon [b 1932], by whom he had 2 sons, Nico and Alexander.

A Thanksgiving service is to be held at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, 10 July, 2019.


The Lady Rosanagh Mary Raben-Levetzau [1932-2019]

_. The Lady Rosanagh Raben-Levetzau, who died 13 June, 2019, aged 86, was a scion of the Earls of Erne.

She was born Lady Rosanagh Mary Crichton, 12 August, 1932, elder daughter of John Henry George Crichton, 5th Earl of Erne [1907-1940], by his wife the former Lady Davidema Katherine Cynthia Mary Bulwer-Lytton [1909-95], daughter of the 2nd Earl of Lytton [1876-1947].

Her father was a Page of Honour to King George V and a Lord-in-Waiting to King George VI. He was killed in action at Dunkirk, 23 May, 1940.

She married 27 June, 1956, Baron Michael Paul Raben-Levetzau [1930-1990], the second son of Count Siegfried Victor Raben-Levetzau, of Denmark, by whom she had issue, four sons, Michael, Alexander, Victor and Seamus.

Lady Rosanagh's brother was the late 6th Earl of Erne, KCVO [1937-2015].


Flora Mary Strang Steel [born 2019]

_. Tara Diana Ellis [nee Strang Steel, born 1980], wife of Edward J. Ellis, and scion of the Steel baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Flora Mary, 18 May, 2019, a sister for Harry Michael Hilton Ellis [born 2014], and for James William Ellis [born 2016].

Tara Ellis is a daughter of Sir Fiennes Michael Strang Steel, 3rd Baronet, CBE [born 1943], by his wife the former Sarah Russell. Edward Ellis is a son of Dr Brian Ellis.


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Ferguson/Hill marriage

_. The marriage took place 15 June, 2019, between Andrew Frederick John Ferguson (born 1978), scions of the Fergusons of Dummer, son of the late Major Ronald Ivor Ferguson (1931-2003), of Dummer, Hampshire, descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, by his second wife, the former Susan Rosemary Deptford (now Lady Swinburn), of Dummer, Hampshire, & Florence J.C. Hill, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Hill, of Gosberton, Lincolnshire.

Andrew Ferguson is the half-brother of Sarah, Duchess of York.


Luke and Nyla Ralli [born 2019]

_. Shannon Ralli [nee Tham], wife of Philip Neil David Ralli [born 1983], scion of the Ralli baronets, gave birth to twins, a son Luke, and a daughter, Nyla, in Singapore, 15 June, 2019.

Philip Ralli is the son and heir of Sir David Charles Ralli, 4th Baronet [born 1946], by his wife the former Jacqueline Smith.

Shannon Ralli is daughter of Mr & Mrs Ang Kwong Tham, of Singapore.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hon Patricia Enid Cavendish O'Neill 1925-2019

_. The Hon Patricia Enid Cavendish O'Neill, who died 11 June, 2019, in South Africa, aged 93, was a scion of Cavendish Barons Waterpark.

She was a writer 'The Lion in the Bedroom', and 'A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar' etc.

She was born 30 June, 1925, daughter of Brigadier-General Frederick William Lawrence Shepperd Hart Cavendish [1877-1931], by his wife the former Enid Maud Lindeman, daughter of Charles Lindeman.

Her mother, one of the great beauties of the early 20th century, was four times wed; (1) to Roderick Cameron, (2) in 1917, to Brig-Gen Cavendish, (3) in 1933, as his third wife, to the 1st Viscount Furness [1883-1940], and (4) in January, 1943, as his second wife, the 6th Earl of Kenmare [1891-Sept, 1943].

Pat Cavendish was a sister of the 7th Baron Waterpark [1926-2013].

She married firstly, 30 Sept, 1950 [div 1954], Frank Thomas O'Neill; she married 2ndly, 1 July, 1957 [divorced], Count Aymon de Roussy de Sales [died 2001]; she married thirdly, in 1969, her first husband, Frank Thomas O'Neill.


Viscount Pollington marries Mrs Norma Findlay

_. The marriage took place 11 June, 2019, at the Chelsea Register Office, London, between John Andrew Bruce Savile, styled Viscount Pollington [born 30 Nov, 1959], elder son of the 8th Earl of Mexborough (b 16 May, 1931), by his first wife the former Lady Elizabeth Hariot Grimston (1939-87), scion of the Earls of Verulam, and Mrs Norma Isolde Findlay (born 1963, nee Phoenix), daughter of Mr John Phoenix, by his wife Elizabeth.


Harrigan/Straker engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 June, 2019, between Anthony Hart Harrigan IV, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Hart Harrigan III, of Charleston, South Carolina, USA, & Lucy Charlotte Straker, youngest daughter of Reuben Thomas Coppin Straker, of Stonecroft, Hexham, Northumberland, by his wife the former Hon Sophie Henrietta Kimball (b 1960), second daughter of the late Baron Kimball, life peer (cr 1985), by his wife the former June Mary Fenwick, descended from the Dukes of Manchester, &c.

 The mother of the bride-to-be was a schoolfriend and sometime flat-mate of Diana, Princess of Wales.


Saturday, June 08, 2019

Sir John Palmer, 8th Baronet 1926-2019

_. Sir John Palmer, 8th Baronet [created 1791]; retired Director, W.S. Atkins Agriculture, 1979-88, and late the Colonial Service; died 7 June, 2019. He was 92.

John Edward Somerset Palmer was born 27 October, 1926, son of Sir John Palmer, 7th Baronet; succeeded to the baronetcy, 1963; married 1956, Dione Catherine Skinner; one son, Robert, and one daughter, Harriet.

Educated at Canford and the universities of Cambridge and Durham; served in the Colonial Service in Northern Nigeria, 1952-61.

Sir John is succeeded by his only son, Robert John Hudson Palmer, who was born 20 Dec, 1960.

Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Andrew's Church, Feniton, 21 June, 2019.


Friday, June 07, 2019

Rear-Admiral Timothy Bevan, CB 1931-2019

_. Rear-Admiral Timothy Bevan, CB, who died 6 June, 2019, aged 88, was a scion of the Bevans of Trent Park landed gentry family.

He was born 7 April, 1931, son of Thomas Richard Bevan [1890-1970] by his wife the former Margaret Turnure [1896-1974]; married Georgiana Sarah Ann Knight, a granddaughter of the 2nd Baron Monk Bretton, who predeceased him leaving issue, three sons, Tom, Michael and Richard.


Thursday, June 06, 2019

Hon Jean Rosemary Vera Winch [nee Cary] 1928-2019

_. The Hon Jean Winch, who died 5 June, 2019, aged 90, was a scion of the Viscounts Falkland; born 29 Aug, 1928, as the Hon Jean Rosemary Vera Cary, second daughter of the 14th Viscount Falkland [1905-84], by his first wife the former Joan Sylvia Southey [1908-2000]; married 14 Dec, 1950, Capt Henry Herman Evelyn Montagu Winch [who died 1987]; No issue.


Capt John Beauchamp Blackett 1939-2019

_.Capt John Beauchamp 'Beachie' Blackett, late the Coldstream Guards, who died 5 June, 2019, aged 80, was a scion of the Blacketts of Wylam, a Northumberland landed gentry family. He was a celebrated London fishmonger and restaurateur.

He was born 6 May, 1939, the second son of Maj Christopher William Stewart Blackett, DL [908-1985], of The Manse of Borgie, Skerray by Thurso, by his wife the former Kathleen Charlotte Williams-Wynn, scion of the Williams-Wynn baronets; educated at Eton; married 15 January, 1964, Sarah Jennifer [b 1942], elder daughter of James Trevor Gidley Withycombe [1910-84], of Studham, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, by whom he had issue, 2 sons and 3 daughters.

Beachie's sister, Beatrice, is Lady Bland, wife of Maj Sir Simon Bland, KCVO, sometime private secretary to HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

The funeral takes place at St John's Church, Dumfries, 18 June, 2019.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Harry William Yorke Grayson [born 2019]

_. Emma Elizabeth Yorke Grayson [nee Madsen, born 1989] wife of Sebastian Paul Grayson [born 1986], scion of the Grayson baronets, gave birth to a son, Harry William Yorke, 4 June, 2019, a brother for Isabella Elizabeth Yorke, who was born 21 February, 2018.

Sebastian is a son of Paul Francis Grayson [born 1965], by Eve Pieri. Emma Grayson is a daughter of Mark Madsen.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Andrew Annandale Sinclair 1935-2019

_. Andrew Annandale Sinclair, the writer and film-maker has died after a short illness, aged 84.

He was born 21 January, 1935, died 30 May, 2019.

He directed the film Under Milk Wood, which featured Richard Burton as the narrator.

His second wife, from 1972 [divorced 1986] was Miranda Seymour [born 1948], scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, daughter of George FitzRoy Seymour [1923-94] by his wife the former Hon Rosemary Nest Scott-Ellis [1922-2017], scion of the Barons De Walden, by whom he had a son, Merlin. He married secondly, 1984, Sonia Elizabeth [nee Graham], widow of the 3rd Baron Melchett.