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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Albert Inskip [born 2019]

 _. The Hon Lara Elizabeth Inskip [nee Hughes-Young, born 1987], wife of Thomas Hampden Inskip [b 1986] descended from the Noel-Buxton barons, gave birth to a son, Albert, in 2019.

Thomas Inskip, a close friend of the Duke of Sussex, is a son of Oliver Hampden Inskip by his wife the former Clare Elizabeth Anne Noel-Buxton.

The Hon Lara Elizabeth Inskip is a daughter of the 2nd Baron St Helens [b 1945], and Baroness St Helens.

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Trafelet/Percy marriage

_, The marriage took place 19 December, 2019, at Mercer Mill Plantation, Georgia, United States, between Mr Remy White Trafelet, and the Lady Melissa Jane [Missy] Percy [born 20 May, 1987], younger daughter of the 12th Duke of Northumberland [born 16 November, 1956], of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, and Syon House, Middlesex, by his wife the Duchess of Northumberland [the former Isobel Jane Richard].

Lady Melissa is expecting her first child in the Spring of 2020. She was married firstly, 2013 [divorced 2016] to Thomas Alexander van Straubenzee [born 1982], scion of that landed family.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Wilson/Muir-Mackenzie engagement

The engagement was announced 24 December, 2019, between James A.R. Wilson, son of Mr Richard Wilson, of Ashford Hill, Hampshire, by his wife Rosamunde, and Georgina Mary Muir-Mackenzie [born 1 March, 1987], daughter of Sir Alexander Alwyne Henry Charles Brinton Muir-Mackenzie, 7th Baronet [born 8 December, 1955], of Gillingham, Dorset, by his wife the former Susan Carolyn Hayter [now Lady Muir-Mackenzie, of Sherborne, Dorset.]

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Serena Venetia Charlotte Dale [born 2019]

_. Sophia Lucy Dale [nee Brudenell, born 1985], wife of Capt Charles Edward Brian Dale ][born 1982], and scion of the Marquesses of Ailesbury, gave birth to a daughter, Serena Venetia Charlotte, 13 December, 2019.

Capt Charles Dale is a son of [Frederick] David Dale by his former wife the former Marion J. Hartley [later Mrs Mark Hudson].

Sophia is a daughter of Thomas Mervyn Brudenell [born 1956], by his first wife the former Venetia Jane Chaworth-Musters [1954-1993], scion of that landed gentry family.

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Antony Burrard Horatio Nelson 1935-2019

_. Antony Burrard Horatio Nelson, who died on the Isle of Lewis, 5 December, 2019, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls Nelson.

He was born 5 July, 1935, son of John Charles Horatio Nelson [1905-94], by his wife the former  Alice Helen Rainey-Robinson [1910-2005], scion of that landed family.

Antony Nelson was a great-great-grandson of the 2nd Earl Nelson, of Merton and of Trafalgar [1786-1835], who was a nephew of the great Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson of Trafalgar, &c.

Antony Nelson married firstly, 2 Apr, 1960 [divorced 1989], Judith Constance Howard, daughter of Brigadier Thomas Farquharson Ker Howard, by whom he had issue, 2 sons and 2 daughters; married secondly, 6 December, 1990, Vasanthi Muriel Vedanyakam, daughter of Charles Vedanyakam, by whom he had a further two daughters

The funeral service was held at Ness, on Friday 13 December, 2019.

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Wingfield/Bukanova engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 December, 2019, between Thomas C. Wingfield, scion of the Wingfields of Onslow Park, Salop, son of John George Owen Wingfield [born 1957], of Onslow Park, by his wife the former [Marie] Claire Pearson [born 1957], & Frau Elisabeth A. Bukanova, daughter of Gospodin Alexey Vladimirovich Bukanova, of St Petersburg, and Frau Larissa Anatolyevna Kloss, of Wurzburg, Franconia.

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Lyla Diana Helen Mitchell-Innes [born 2019]

_. Charlotte Elizabeth Mitchell-Innes [born 1985, née Groves], wife of Peter Stewart Mitchell-Innes [born 1985], scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Lyla Diana Helen, 13 December, 2019, a sister for Jasper William David, who was born 8 February, 2017.

Peter is a son of Ian Stewart Mitchell-Innes [born 1947] by his wife the former Diana Brooke Dean. 

Charlotte is a daughter of Richard William Lewis Groves [born 1957], by his wife the former Helen Mary Keppel Charteris [born 1956], scion of the Earls of Wemyss & March,

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Gore/Sinclair engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 21 December, 2019, between Robert William Gore [born 1986], scion of the Earls of Arran, younger son of Nicholas David Gore [born 7 September, 1952], of Westcombe, Somerset, by his wife the former Christine Mary Clothier [born 1948], and Iona Caroline Sinclair [born 1988], daughter of Hugh J. Sinclair, of Goldenlands, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Caroline S.C. Naylor.

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Sarah Phillips [nee Palmer-Tomkinson] 1949-2019

_. Sarah Phillips, who died 16 December, 2019, was a scion of the Palmer-Tomkinson family, descended from the Palmer baronets. She was a third cousin several times removed of the Queen through her descent from the Abel Smith landed gentry family.

She was born in 1949, a daughter of James Algernon Palmer-Tomkinson [1915-1952], by his wife the former Doris Friedrich [1919-1997]; married 1975, Michael L.E. [Micko] Phillips, by whom she had issue, two sons, Patrick and David and a daughter, Rebecca.

Sarah's brother, Charles, a close friend of the Prince of Wales, is father of Santa Sebag-Montefiore and the late socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

John Edward Chetwynd-Talbot 1934-2019

_. John Edward Chetwynd-Talbot, who died 13 December, 2019, aged 85, was a scion of the Earls of Shrewsbury, Talbot and Waterford, the Premier Earldom on the Rolls of England and Ireland.

He was born 29 October, 1934, son of Squadron Leader John Arthur Chetwynd-Talbot [born 14 March, 1905], by his first wife the former Helen Mary Townsend [1906-69].

He married firstly, 3 April, 1959 [div 1964], Sonja Ann Walker, daughter of Roger Walker; married secondly, 4 April, 1967, Belinda Bess Gilchrist, daughter of Maj Euan Gilchrist; he leaves two daughters, Jane and Sarah, from the first marriage, and a son, Edward and two daughters, Mary and Prudence from the second marriage.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at St Mary's Church, Great Bedwyn, 14 January, 2020.

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Hon Jacqueline Patricia Hutton [nee Grant] 1942-2019

_. The Hon Jacqueline Patricia Hutton, who died at Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, 12 December, 2019, aged 77, was a scion of the Barons Strathspey. She was born 19 January, 1942, daughter of the 5th Baron Strathspey [1912-1992], by his first wife the former Alice Bowe [died 2002]; married 30 Apr, 1966, Malcolm Usheen Lingen Hutton, son of Capt Ronald Stamford Lingen Hutton.

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Wilbur Alexander Sholto Robertson [born 2019]

 _. Camilla Rose Francisca Robertson [née Currey, born 1986], wife of Alexander Robertson, and scion of the Barons Howard De Walden, gave birth to a son, Wilbur Alexander Sholto, 12 December, 2019, a brother for Arthur Rafe Charles, who was born 3 November, 2017.

Camilla Robertson is a daughter of Charles Alistair Currey by his wife the former Hon Henrietta Mary Rosario Czernin [born 1960], daughter of the [10th] Baroness Howard De Walden [born 1935].

Alexander Robertson is a son of Robert Robertson, of Bradfield, Berkshire.

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Peerage for Zac Goldsmith confirmed

_. The Rt Hon Zac Goldsmith has been confirmed as a Minister of State (unpaid) at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for International Development.
'The Queen has been pleased to signify Her intention of conferring a peerage of the United Kingdom for Life on Zac Goldsmith.' 
Goldsmith was Conservative MP for Richmond Park 2010-2019.
Zacharias Frank Goldsmith was born on 20 January 1975, a son of the late Sir James Michael Goldsmith [1933-97], by his wife the former Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart [born 13 June, 1934]. daughter of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry [1902-55].
He married, firstly, 5 June, 1999, Sheherazade Ventura-Bentley [born 14 March, 1974], daughter of John Ransome Bentley and actress Vivienne Ventura, by whom he has a son, and two daughters; married secondly, 15 March, 2013, Alice Miranda Rothschild [born 29 November, 1983], scion of the Barons Rothschild, daughter of the late Hon Amschel Mayor James Rothschild [1955-96], by his wife the former Anita Patience Guinness [born 7 December, 1957], scion of the merchant banking branch of the Guinness brewing dynasty, by whom he has a son and two daughters.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor really is Lord Archie, says peerage expert

Patrick Cracroft-Brennan, editor of Cracroft's Peerage and one of the UK's leading experts in peerage law, in a recent addition to Cracroft Peerage's entry on the Dukedom of Sussex writes:
'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex issued a statement shortly after their son's birth that he would not bear any courtesy titles, and would be known as "Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor".  This is a complete break with tradition and with the laws governing peerages.  Until such time as this is confirmed by a Royal Warrant we will continue to refer to him as the Earl of Dumbarton'.

He was, as son of a duke, BORN with the rank of a duke of in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, and is legally 'Lord Archie' Mountbatten-Windsor.

It was expected that Archie would be styled as Earl of Dumbarton, which is Prince Harry's earldom, created with the Dukedom of Sussex and Barony of Kilkeel in May, 2018.

A Palace statement announced that no courtesy titles would be borne by the seventh in line to the throne, and that he will be KNOWN as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

It will be interesting to see how the College of Arms handles the case of 'Master' Mountbatten-Windsor. The eldest son of a duke by custom uses one of his father's peerages as a 'courtesy' title, but like his younger brothers he is also 'Lord' [Christian name] Surname, and was born so, and will be recorded as such at the College of Arms.

In cases where a person succeeds to a peerage from a cousin or relation other than a parent then the siblings of that new peer do not automatically assume courtesy titles, and apply to the Crown to be so granted. Claims are reviewed and when approved the Crown Office issues the following:
'Her Majesty has been graciously pleased by Warrant under her Royal Signet and Sign Manual bearing the date …. to ordain and declare that …..(name of person seeking courtesy title) .. shall henceforth have, hold and enjoy the same title, rank, place, pre-eminence and precedence as the children of a ….Duke/Marquess/Earl/Viscount/Baron... as would have been due to them had their father … (his name)… succeeded to the title and dignity of Duke of …….and to command that the said Royal Concession and Declaration be recorded in Her Majesty's College of Arms.'

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, being born the son of Duke, was born Lord Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor as a legal entity. The 'courtesy' title Earl of Dumbarton may have been declared withheld or not to be used, but on legal documents will the Queen's latest great-grandchild be named as Lord Archie? My mole in the College of Arms certainly thinks so.

George Anthony Vere-Laurie 1963-2019

_. George Anthony Vere-Laurie, who died 15 December, 2019, aged 56, was descended from the Viscounts Massereene. He was born 6 May, 1963, son of George Edward Vere-Laurie [b 3 Sept, 1935], by his first wife the former Georgina Nefert Riall [born 11 Apr, 1942].

His grandfather Lt-Col George Haliburton Foster Peel Vere-Laurie [1906-81], was son of Lt-Col George Brenton Laurie, by his wife the former Florence Clementina Skeffington [1873-1978], scion of the Viscounts Massereene.

His aunt, Lady Mary Fagan, LG [Lady of the Order of the Garter], DCVO, born in 1939, is a former Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire.

George Vere-Laurie married Eva, and was father of Jorge and Isabel.

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Hon John William Blackstock Butterworth 1952-2019

_. The Hon John William Blackstock Butterworth, who died 16 December, 2019, aged 67, was the son of the life peer Baron Butterworth [1918-2003], by his wife the former Doris Crawford Elder.

His father, managing trustee of the Nuffield Foundation, was created a life peer in 1985, and died 19 June, 2003.

The funeral takes place at All Saints' Church, Pocklington, York, 6 January, 2020.

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Hay/Weguelin engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 December, 2019, between Matthew John Claud Hay [born 1990], son of Stephen John Hay, of Bonhard, Perthshire, by his wife the former Charlotte Mary Proby [born 27 May, 1957], scion of the Proby baronets, & Anna L. Weguelin, daughter of Mr & Mrs David Weguelin, of Battersea, London.

Matthew Hay is a grandson maternally of Sir Peter Proby, 2nd Baronet [1911-2002].

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wigram/Barton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 December, 2019, between the Hon William Michael Clive Wigram [born 3 January, 1984], third and youngest son of the 3rd Baron Wigram, MVO [born 18 March, 1949], of Hampshire, by his former wife the former Gabriella Diana Moore [now Mrs Gabrielle Radford, of Gloucestershire], & Lily Barton, daughter of Mr & Mrs Niall Barton, of Hampshire.

William's family has long associations with the Court. His father, the third Baron, was an Extra Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh, 1982-86; his grandfather, the 2nd Baron, was a Page of Honour to King George V, 1925-32; and his great-grandfather, the 1st Baron, was Private Secretary and Equerry to King George V, and to King Edward VIII, and a Lord in Waiting to King George VI and to Queen Elizabeth II.

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Fane/Kirkova engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 December, 2019, between Sam Michael David Fane [born 1989], scion of the Earls of Westmorland, only son of the Hon Harry St Clair Fane [born 19 March, 1953], by his wife the former Tessa Forsyth-Forrest [born 1955], descended from the Dukes of Westminster, & Viktoria N. Kirkova, daughter of Mr & Mrs Nikolay Kirkovi.

Sam's father is the younger brother and heir presumptive to the 16th Earl of Westmorland [born 1 Aug, 1951].

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Carington/Litchman engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 December, 2019, between the Hon Robert Carington [born 7 December, 1990], only son and heir of the 7th Baron Carrington [born 2 Dec, 1948], by his wife the former Daniela Diotallevi, & Olga Litchman, daughter of Mr & Mrs Victor Litchman, of Tallin, Estonia.

Robert is a grandson of the Tory grandee, Peter, the 6th Baron Carrington, KG [1919-2018].

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Orla Kate Hendrika de Segundo [born 2019]

 _. Kate de Segundo [born 1985, née Guinness], wife of Julian W.A. de Segundo [born 1985], and scion of the Barons Moyne, gave birth to a daughter, Orla Kate Hendrika, 3 December, 2019, a sister for Louis Walter Sempill, who was born 11 March, 2018.

Kate de Segundo is a daughter of the Hon Kieran Arthur Guinness [born 11 February, 1949] and Vivienne van Amerongen.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Pease/Narbeth engagement

_. The engagement was announced 30 November 2019, between Edward Robert Pease [born 1991], scion of the Pease baronets, son of Christopher Berkeley Pease [born 1958], of Upper Woodcott, Hampshire, by his wife the former Mariana Scrymsoure Steuart Fothringham, & Elisabeth Charlotte Narbeth [born 1995], daughter of Ian Anthony Narbeth [born 1959], of Wivenhoe, Essex, by his wife the former Charlotte Clare Walford-White [born 1955].

Edward Pease is a direct descendant of King William IV.

Edward's mother is a daughter of Robert Steuart Fothringham, 22nd of Pourie Fothringham [b 1937],  son of Maj Thomas Steuart Fothringham [1907-79], by his wife the former Carola Mary Noel [1916-89], scion of the Earls of Gainsborough, daughter of Maj the Hon Charles Noel [1885-1947], son of the 3rd Earl of Gainsborough [1850-1926], son of Lady Ida Harriet Augusta Hay [1821-67], daughter of Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence [1801-56], illegitimate daughter of His Majesty King William IV [1765-1837] and his mistress Dorothea Bland [known as Mrs Jordan] [1761-1816].

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Hon James Alexander Campbell 1942-2019

_. The Hon James Alexander Campbell, who died 3 December, 2019, aged 77, was a scion of the Earls Cawdor.

He was born 21 July, 1942, the second son of the 5th Earl Cawdor [1900-1970], of Cawdor Castle, by his 1st wife the former Wilma Mairi Vickers [who died 1982].

He married firstly, 14 Nov, 1964 [divorced 1973], Brigid Carol Dolben Lyons [born 1940], daughter of Capt Patrick Owen Lyons [1909-41], and descended maternally from the Mackworth baronets; married 2ndly, 1973 [divorced 1986], Anne Elizabeth Gilmore [born 1938], daughter of Colonel Argyle Henry Gilmore, OBE [1905-55]. He leaves two daughters from each marriage, and a daughter from a relationship with Jane U'ren.

The funeral takes place at St James' and St Elidyr's Church, Stackpole, Elidor, Pembrokeshire, 10 January, 2020.

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Sasha Raphael Phoenix Tritton [born 2019]

_. Pandora India Nicola Tritton [born 6 March, 1987, nee Sykes], descended from the Barons Buxton of Alsa, wife of Oliver Seymour Tritton [born 1985], gave birth to a son, Sasha Raphael Phoenix, 16 December, 2019, a brotjer for Zadie Grace Valentine, who was born 1 March, 2018.

Pandora is a daughter of Adrian William Guy Sykes by his wife the former Hon Nicola Mary Caroline Buxton [born 7 July, 1947], daughter of the life peer Baron Buxton of Alsa [1918-2009].

Pandora is descended maternally from the Birkin baronets.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Wills/Brooke engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 December, 2019, between Benjamin James Hamilton Wills [born 1988], scion of the Barons Dulverton, son of the late Capt Jeremy Robert Hamilton Wills [1955-2015], by his wife the former Alison Mary Malkin [born 1954], of Charlbury, co Oxon, & Lucy Eleanor Brooke [born 1987], daughter of Michael W. Brooke, of London, by his wife the former Susannah R. Williams-Ellis [born 1955], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of John Richard Baldwyn Williams-Ellis [1923-89].

Benjamin Wills is a great-grandson of the 1st Baron Dulverton [1880-1956].

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Simon Miles Rivett-Carnac 1966-2019

_, Simon Miles Rivett-Carnac, who has taken his own life, aged 53, was a scion of the Rivett-Carnac baronets, and heir presumptive to the baronetcy.

He was born 10 February, 1966, second son of Sir Miles Rivett-Carnac, 9th Baronet [1933-2009], of Martyr Worthy Manor, Winchester, by his wife the former April Sally Villar.

Simon's sister is Lulu Guinness, the handbag designer. His elder brother, Sir Jonathan, the 10th baronet, is married with a daughter.

Simon Rivett-Carnac married Sarah Petrie in 1994, and was father of two sons, Tom and Geordie. The elder son, Tom Alexander Miles Rivett-Carnac, born 5 April, 1996, is now heir to the baronetcy created in 1836.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Johns/Lopes engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 14 December, 2019, between Alexander Charles Johns [born 1983], son of Derek Ernest Johns [born 1946], by his second wife the former Daphne Ellen Hainworth [born 1949], & Sabrina Helen Lopes [born 1983], scion of the Barons Roborough, daughter of the Hon George Edward Lopes [born 22 Feb 1945], of Gnaton Hall, Yealmpton, co Devon, by his wife the former Hon Sarah Violet Astor [born 30 Sept, 1953], scion of the Barons Astor of Hever.

Sabrina Lopes is a granddaughter paternally of the 2nd Baron Roborough [1903-92], and a granddaughter maternally of the 2nd Baron Astor of Hever [1918-1984].

Sabrina's brother, Harry Lopes, married in 2006, Laura Rose Parker Bowles [b 1 January, 1978], scion of the Earls of Macclesfield, only daughter of Brig Andrew Parker Bowles [b 1939] by his first wife the former Camilla Rosemary Shand [born 17 Jul 1947] [now HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, GCVO].

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Sir John Graham, GCMG, 4th Baronet 1926-2019

_. Sir John Graham, GCMG, 4th Baronet, diplomat, former British Ambassador to Iraq, Iran and NATO, died 11 December, 2019. He was 93.

John Alexander Noble Graham was born 15 July, 1926, son of Lieut-Col. Sir [John] Reginald Graham, VC, 3rd Baronet [1892-1980], by his wife the former Rachel Sprot [1890-1984], scion of the Sprot baronets; married firstly 1956, Marygold Ellinor Gabrielle Austin [1931-1991], daughter of Lt-Col Clive Austin [1901-74], by his wife the former Lady Lilian Mary Theodora Lumley [1900-81], scion of the Earls of Scarbrough; married secondly, 1992, Janet Mackenzie Hayes.

He served as Ambassador to Iraq 1974-77, Ambassador to Iran 1979-80, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to NATO  1982-86.

He succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 6 December, 1980. He was appointed CMG in 1972, knighted in 1979, and advanced to GCMG in the New Year's Honours, 1986.

Sir John leaves three sons from his first marriage. The eldest son, Lieutenant-General Andrew John Noble Graham, CB, CBE, who was born in 1956, succeeds to the baronetcy.

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Astrid Isla Trenchard [born 2019]

 _. Amanda K.M. Trenchard [nee Karlsson], wife of the Hon William James Trenchard [born 14 May, 1986], scion of the Viscounts Trenchard, gave birth to a daughter, Astrid Isla, in Bergen, Norway, 11 December, 2019.

The Hon William Trenchard is the second son of the 3rd Viscount Trenchard [born 12 March, 1951], by his wife the former Hon Fiona Elizabeth Morrison [born 11 Nov, 1954], scion of the Barons Margadale.

Amanda Trenchard is a daughter of Thomas Karlsson, of Stockholm, Sweden.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wombwell/Denny engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 December, 2019, between Stephen Philip Henry Wombwell [born 12 May, 1977], scion of the Wombwell baronets, son and heir of Sir George Wombwell, 7th Baronet [born 21 May, 1949], of Coxwold, co York, by his wife the former [Hermione] Jane Wrightson, & Alice E.T. Denny, daughter of Mr & Mrs Robin Denny, of Lower Dunsforth, co York.

It is Stephen Wombwell's second marriage. His first union was with Helen Sarah Pattinson, by whom he has issue.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Lady Thomas [died 2019]

Lady [Lineke] Thomas, who died 9 December, 2019, aged 89, was the wide of Sir Derek Thomas, KCMG [born 31 Oct, 1929].

Her husband's career as a diplomat was divided between Embassies abroad and spells at the FCO in London. Postings abroad included to 2½ years in Moscow, then Sofia, Manila, Ottawa, Paris, Washington, and finally Rome – where he was Ambassador to Italy.  For one spell in London before going to Paris, he was seconded to the Treasury to learn about international financial issues.

After retirement from the FCO, Sir Derek was recruited in 1990 by N. M. Rothschild and Sons and spent 14 years as adviser to the Chairman on the development of the bank’s European business, particularly in Eastern and Central Europe.

Her daughter, Caroline, married in 1988, Sir Charles Gladstone, 8th Baronet [born 11 Apr, 1964].

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The [24th] Countess of Sutherland 1921-2019

_. The Countess of Sutherland, the 24th holder of a peerage created in 1235, died in London, 9 December, 2019. She was 98.

The countess, one of Scotland's biggest landowners, was seated at Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, Sutherland, and House of Tongue, by Lairg, Sutherland. Her London home was in Edwardes Square.

She was born Elizabeth Millicent Sutherland Levson-Gower, 30 March, 1921, the only child of Major Lord Alastair St Clair Sutherland-Leveson-Gower [1890-1921], by his wife the former Elizabeth Helene Demarest [died 1931], daughter of Warren Gardener Demarest, of New York, United States.

Her grandfather was the 4th Duke of Sutherland, KG [1851-1913]. She succeeded as 2th Countess of Sutherland and Lady Strathnaver on the death of her uncle, the 5th Duke of Sutherland, 1 Feb, 1963.

Elizabeth Sutherland-Leveson-Gower [who later assumed the surname of Sutherland only] married 5 January, 1946, Capt Charles Noel Janson [died 15 June, 2006], son of Capt Charles Wilfrid Janson, of Wilton Crescent, Belgravia, by whom she had issue, three sons, Alistair, Martin and Matthew, and a daughter, Lady Annabel.

The Earldom of Sutherland and Lordship of Strathnaver now pass to her eldest son, Alistair Charles St Clair Sutherland, styled Lord Strathnaver, who was born 7 January, 1947.

The funeral will take place at Dunrobin Castle, Golspie.

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Loder/Haszlakiewicz

_. The engagement was announced 10 December, 2019, between James Robert [Jamie] Loder [born 22 July, 1981], son of the late Capt Simon John Loder [1932-2002], by his second wife the former Penelope Anne Mary Mander [born 22 Sept, 1946], of Melbury Osmond, scion of the Mander baronets, & Georgina E.C. Haszlakiewicz, daughter of Mr Mark Haszlakiewicz, of Goodworth Clatford, and the late Mrs Haszlakiewicz.

Jamie Loder is descended paternally from the Flemings of Nettlebed [of which James Bond author Ian Fleming was a scion], the Barons Wyfold, and Earls of Stradbroke.

Jamie is a grandson maternally of Sir Charles Mander, 3rd Baronet [1921-2006].

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Monday, December 09, 2019

Lady Greig 1928-2019

_. Lady Greig died 8 December, 2019, aged 91. She was a scion of the Barons Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton, and wife of Sir Carron Greig, KCVO [1925-2012].

She was born Monica Kathleen Stourton, 18 January, 1928, daughter of Major the Hon John Joseph Stourton [1899-1992], by his first wife the former Kathleen Alice Gunther. Her paternal grandfather was Lord Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton [1867-1936].

She married 23 September, 1955, [Henry Louis] Carron Greig, son of Group Capt Sir Louis Greig, Equerry to HM King George VI, by his wife the former Phyllis Scrimgeour, by whom she had issue, three sons, Louis, Jonathan and George, and a daughter, Laura. Her son, George, known as Geordie, is editor of the Daily Mail. Her daughter, Laura [Mrs Lonsdale] was Lady in Waiting to Diana, Princess of Wales 1989-97.

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Sunday, December 08, 2019

Hon Susan Elizabeth Moon Pakenham 1938-2019

_. The Hon Susan Pakenham [nee Lever], who died 7 December, 2019, aged 81, was a scion of the extinct Viscounts Leverhulme.

She was born the Hon Susan Elizabeth Moon [Shu] Lever, 5 May, 1938, the eldest daughter of the 3rd and last Viscount Leverhulme, KG [1915-2000], by his wife the former Margaret Ann Moon [1916-1973]; married 1 June, 1957 [divorced 1973], Hercules Michael Roland Pakenham [born 1935], scion of the Earls of Longford, by whom she had issue, a son, Dermot, and a daughter, Caroline.

Susan's sister Victoria is a Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess Royal. Another sister, Jane, is wife of Algernon Heber Percy, scion of the Dukes of Northumberland.

The funeral takes place at All Saints Church, Thornton Hough, 23 December, 2019.

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Friday, December 06, 2019

Marianne Julia Piroska Astor 1958-2019

_. Marianne Astor died 5 December, 2019, aged 61. She was born in 1958 as Marianne Julia Piroska Leche, daughter of John Hurleston Leche, of Carden, Cheshire. She married in 1983, [George] David Astor [born 8 July, 1958], scion of the Barons Astor of Hever, son of the Hon John Astor [1923-87], by his 1st wife the former Kathleen Diana de Vere Drummond [1926-82], scion of the Earls of Perth, by whom she had issue, a son, Thomas [born 1987], and a daughter, Amy [born 1989].

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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Ann Katherine Hill-Wood 1928-2019

_. Anne Katherine Hill-Wood, who died 4 December, 2019, aged 91, was a scion of the Hill-Wood baronets.

She was born 2 September, 1928, daughter of Sir Basil Samuel Hill-Wood, 2nd Baronet [1900-1954], by his wife the Hon Joan Louisa Brand [1904-1996]. Unmarried.

Anne was a granddaughter maternally of the 3rd Viscount Hampden [1869-1958], by his wife the former Lady Katharine Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott [1875-1951], and was a great-granddaughter of the 6th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry [1831-1914].

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Sophie Antonia Hyde Parker 1992-2019

_. Sophie Antonia Hyde Parker, who died 4 December, 2019, aged 27, was a scion of the Parker baronets, daughter of Anthony Laurence Hyde Parker [born 4 December, 1958], by his wife the former Bridget Charlotte Stearns.

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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Ali Fortescue, Sky News correspondent, cousin of Earl Fortescue, engaged

_. The engagement was announced 4 December, 2019, between Mr Richard Frederick C. Alliott [born 1991], son of George B. Alliott [born 1958], of Aldbury, Hertfordshire, by his wife the former Catherine M. Coles [born 1959], and Alexandra Kate [Ali] Fortescue [born 1991], scion of the Earls Fortescue and a news reporter on Sky News, daughter of the Hon Seymour Henry Fortescue [born 1942], of Canonbridge, co Hereford, by his second wife the former Jennifer Ann Simon [born
1954].

Miss Fortescue's half sister is Her Serene Highness the Hereditary Princess zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg. Alexandra is a cousin of the 8th Earl Fortescue.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Hon Vanessa Clare Vanneck 1983-2019

_. The Hon Vanessa Clare Vanneck, who died 2 December, 2019, aged 36, was a scion of the Barons Huntingfield [Peerage of Ireland], born 31 August, 1983, only daughter of the 7th Baron Huntingfield [born 10 August, 1954], by his late wife the former Arabella Mary Fraser [1959-2011], scion of the Lords Lovat. Unmarried.

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Sir Richard Alexander, 3rd Baronet 1947-2019

_. Sir Richard Alexander, 3rd Baronet, died 2 December, 2019. He was 72.

Richard Alexander was born 1 September, 1947, son of Sir Charles Alexander, 2nd Baronet [1923-2009], by his wife the former Mary Neale Richardson, and succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death 31 December, 2009.

His grandfather, Sir Frank Alexander, served as Lord Mayor of London, 1944-45, and was created a baronet at the end of his term of office.

Sir Richard married in 1971, Lesley Jane Jordan, daughter of Frederick William Jordan, by whom he had two sons, Edward [born 1974], and James [born 1977].

The baronetcy now passes to the elder son, Edward Samuel Alexander.

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Monday, December 02, 2019

‘Princess’ Anne Cantacuzino 1930-2019

_. ‘Princess’ Anne Cantacuzino, widow of the late Prince Sherban Cantacuzino, died 1 December, 2019. She was 89.

She was born 27 April, 1930 as Anne Trafford, daughter of Major Cecil Edward Trafford [1884-1948] by his wife the former Monica Elizabeth Mary Clifford [1905-65], scion of the Barons Clifford of Chudleigh; married 1954, Prince Sherban Cantacuzino, CBE [1928-2018], son of Prince George Matei Cantacuzino [1899-1960], by wom she had a son, Sherbani [deceaded] and two daughters, Llinca and Marina.

Her husband was a Romanian architect and the founder and president of Pro Patrimonio foundation. Cantacuzino was the son of architect, painter and essayist Prince George Matei Cantacuzino, of the noble Cantacuzino family and his wife Sanda Știrbei, also of a family of Romanian aristocrats. 

The funeral will be held at Holy Trinity, 41 Brook Green,.. on  19 December, 2019.

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Hon Lady Murray 1923-2019

 _, The Hon Lady Murray, who died 1 December, 2019, a childhood friend of the Queen, was a scion of the Barons Hardinge of Penshurst.

The Hon Winifred Mary Hardinge was born in 1923, a daughter of Major the 2nd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, GCB, GCVO, MC [1894-1960], by his wife the former Helen Mary Gascoyne-Cecil [1901-79], scion of the Marquesses of Salisbury.

Her father, a courtier, served as assistant private secretary to King George V 1920-36, Assistant Keeper of HM's Privy Purse 1935-36; Private Secretary to King Edward VIII January-Dec 1936; Private Secretary to King George VI, 1936-1943.

The then Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret attended her wedding in 1943, to Sir [John] Antony Jerningham Murray, CBE [1921-2002], son of John Challenger Murray [d 1939], by his wife the former Cecilia Annette Mary Jerningham [1896-1955], scion of the Jerningham baronets, by whom she had a son, for whom King George VI stood sponsor.

The funeral takes place at All Saints' Church, Cirencester, 10 January, 2020.

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Sunday, December 01, 2019

Alexander Henry Christopher Pepys [born 2019]

_. Rosemary Claire Pepys [born 1980, nee Penny], wife of [George] Oliver Frere Pepys [born 1982], scion of the Earls of Cottenham, gave birth to a son, Alexander Henry Christopher, 26 November, 2019.

Rosemary is a daughter of Nigel Henry Penny [born 1947], by his wife the former Vivien W. Dawes.

Oliver Pepys is a son of [Charles] Richard Ekin Pepys [born 1951], by his wife the former Jane Elizabeth Cracroft Frere-Cook [born 1954].


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Clement Andrew Seymour [born 2019]

_, The Countess of Yarmouth, wife of William Francis Seymour, styled Earl of Yarmouth [born 2 November, 1993], gave birth to a son, Clement Andrew Seymour, 29 November, 2019.

The Countess of Yarmouth is the former Kelsey Wells, daughter of Dr Andrew Wells and Mrs Jacqui Wells, of Bidford on Avon, Warwickshire. Her husband is the eldest son and heir of the 9th Marquess of Hertford [born 6 July, 1958], of Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, by his wife the Marchioness of Hertford [nee Beatriz Kazam].

The infant Clement Seymour will use as a courtesy title one of his grandfather’s peerages, and will be styled either Viscount Beauchamp, or Baron Conway.

In recent press reports we read of a family rift between Lord Yarmouth, his parents and his aunt.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Lieutenant-Colonel Conway Seymour, LVO 1941-2019

_. Lieutenant-Colonel Conway John Edward Seymour, LVO, stalwart of the Grenadier Guards, sometime adjutant of the regiment, died 20 November, 2019. He was 78.

He was born 13 May, 1941, scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, son of Maj John Edward Seymour [1915-72], by his wife the former Elizabeth Norah Brand [1915-2002], scion of the Viscounts Hampden; married firstly 1969 [divorced 1979] Elizabeth Holdsworth Hunt [born 1947] daughter of Maj Francis Holdsworth Hunt [1914-2011], by his wife Elizabeth Weld Forester, scion of the Barons Forester; married 2ndly, 1981, Diana Elizabeth Gibb [b 1945], daughter of Michael Edward Gibb [1914-70], by his wife the former Ursula Mary Gibbs [1919-2000], scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon. He leaves a son and a daughter from his first marriage and a daughter from his second marriage.

The Funeral  Service takes place at St Thomas a Becket Church, Todenham, Gloucestershire, on 9 December, 2019.

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The Baron Feldman 1923-2019

_. The Lord Feldman, life peer, a plastics tycoon who became a leading figure in the Conservative party, died 19 November, 2019. He was 96.

Feldman was knighted in 1982 and created a life peer in 1996, as Baron Feldman, of Frognal.

Basil Samuel Feldman was born 23 September, 1923, son of Philip F. Feldman [1896-1989], by his wife the former Tilly Katz [1902-77]. His sister was the actress Fenella Fielding [1927-2018].

He married in 1952, Gita Beryl Julius [born 1929], daughter of Albert Abraham Julius [1900-65] by his wife the former Frances Singer [1902-97], by whom he had 2 sons and a daughter.

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Hon Mrs Richard Pleydell-Bouverie [died 2019]

_. The Hon Mrs Richard Pleydell-Bouverie, who died 22 November, 2019, aged 68, was the wife of the Hon Richard Oakley Pleydell-Bouverie [born 1947], scion of the Earls of Radnor.

She was born Victoria Waldron, a daughter of Frank Arthur Lovegrove Waldron, by his wife Tatiana [formerly Mrs Blackwall] and married in 1978, the Hon Richard Oakley Pleydell-Bouverie, a younger son of the 7th Earl of Radnor [1895-1968] by his wife the former Anne Isobel Graham Oakley [1908-98], by whom she had two sons and a daughter.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Diana Younger 1932-2019

_. Diana Younger [nee Douglas-Hamilton], who died 21 November, 2019, aged 87, was a scion of the Dukes of Hamilton & Brandon, and a second cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

She was born in 1932, daughter of Wing Commander Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, OBE, DFC, MP [1909-64], by his first wife the former Clodagh Pamela Bowes-Lyon [1908-2003], scion of the Earls of Strathmore & Kinghorne.

Her paternal grandfather was the 13th Duke of Hamilton & Brandon [1862-1940], and her great-grandfather (on her mother’s side) was the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne [1824-1904], who was the paternal grandfather of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

She married in 1955 [divorced 1973] Gavin William Younger [1926-2003], kinsman of the Younger baronets, son of Lieut-Col Henry Johnston Younger [1899-1940], by whom she had issue, four sons and a daughter. 

The funeral takes place at the Borders Crematorium, 6 December, 2019.

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Sir Peter Molony, 4th Baronet 1937-2019

_. Sir Peter Molony, 4th Baronet, died 18 November, 2019. He was 82.

Peter John Molony was born 17 August, 1937, a son of Sir Joseph Molony, KCVO [1907-78], by his wife the former Carmen Mary Dent [1910-2003]; married 1964, Elizabeth Mary Chaytor, scion of the Chaytor baronets, daughter of Henry Chaytor [1908-97], by whom he had four sons [1 deceased] and a daughter.

He succeeded to the baronetcy in 2014 on the death of his cousin, the 3rd baronet.

Sir Peter is succeeded by his second surviving son, John Benjamin Molony, who was born in 1966.

The funeral will be held at St Mary Magdalene church, Great Elm, 29 November, 2019.

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Death of Lady Bengough, widow of courtier

_. Lady Bengough, who died 18 November, 2019, was the widow of Colonel Sir Piers Bengough, KCVO, OBE [1929-2005], a member of the Royal Household and sometime the Queen’s representative at Royal Ascot.
She was the former Bridget Adams, daughter of Dr Frank Adams, of the Isle of Wight, by his wife the former Amy Kathleen Nuttall, and married Piers Bengough in 1952. Her husband, a cavalry officer and amateur rider, served as Her Majesty’s representative at Royal Ascot for 15 years. She leaves two sons.
A service of Thanksgiving takes place at Hereford Cathedral, 6 December, 2019.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Juliet Ramsden dies aged 96

_.Juliet Ramsden, who died 21 Nov, 2019, aged 96, was the wife of the Rt Hon James Ramsden, PC, MP, a former Conservative MP for Harrogate, and a member of Sir Alec Douglas-Home’s cabinet.

Her husband was Tory MP for Harrogate 1954-74, was Secretary of State for War in the brief administration of Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 1963-64. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1963.

She was a daughter of Sir Charles Ponsonby, 1st Baronet [1879-1976], by his wife the former Hon Winifred Gibbs [1887-1984], scion of the Barons Hunsdon, and married James Ramsden in 1949. She is survived by Mr Ramsden and four of their five children.

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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 is a gt-gt-gt grandson 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

Skye Pownall [born 2019]

_. Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Pownall (b 1989), scion of the Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe Baronets (Bt, cr UK, 1929), wife of Alan Pownall [born circa 1986], gave birth to a daughter, Skye, October, 2019, a sister for Sasha Blue, who was born 3 February, 2014. and Shiloh Silva, born in 2016.

Gabriella Zanna Vanessa  Pownall, nee Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe is a daughter of John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (b 14 Jul, 1947), by his 2nd wife, the former Vanessa Mary Theresa Hubbard (descended from the Dukes of Norfolk, &c), and is known as Gabriella Wilde, model turned actress &c. Her father's 1st wife, Lady Mary Gaye Curzon, is mother of the Duke of Sussex's former girlfriend Cressida Bonas.

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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

Baron Carter of Haslemere

 _. The life peerage awarded to Harold Carter has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Carter of Haslemere, of Haslemere in the County of Surrey, 30 Oct, 2019.

Harold Mark Carter, Baron Carter of Haslemere, CB is a British lawyer, life peer and crossbench member of the House of Lords.

Lord Carter of Haslemere has served as general counsel of the 10 Downing Street and is a bencher at Gray's Inn. He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to Government Legal Services and services to community in Guildford, Surrey. In 2019, he was nominated for a life peerage in the Prime Minister's Resignation Honours.

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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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John Mann's peerage title gazetted

 _. The life peerage awarded to John Mann has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Mann, of Holbeck Moor in the City of Leeds, 28 October, 2019.

John Mann, Baron Mann (born 10 January 1960) is a British Independent politician who serves as an advisor to the Government on Antisemitism, sitting as a Member of the House of Lords. Prior to being granted a peerage, he was the Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Bassetlaw from the 2001 general election until 28 October 2019.

Mann has served on the Treasury Select Committee. He had previously been the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Tessa Jowell and Richard Caborn. Mann is also a prominent campaigner against antisemitism. On 7 September 2019, he announced that he would not stand as an MP at the next general election and would instead take up full-time role his role as the government's independent adviser on antisemitism, at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, which he had been appointed to on 23 July 2019. Mann was nominated for a life peerage in Boris Johnson's resignation honours list.

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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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