Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Betty Lockwood was born 22 January, 1924, daughter of Arthur and Edith Lockwood, of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
She was created a life peer in 1978, as Baroness Lockwood, of Dewsbury, in the County of West Yorkshire; she chaired the Equal Opportunities Commission, 1975-83; was President of Birkbeck College, London, 1983-89; and was appointed a deputy Speaker of the House of Lords in 1989.
Betty Lockwood married in 1978, Lieutenant-Colonel Cedric Hall, who died in 1988.
He was born 19 August, 1999, son of Sir Aubrey, and his wife Lady Brocklebank [nee Hazel Catherine Roden].
Lady Linda was chatelsine of the 18th century Island Hall, in Godmanchester, ancestral seat of her husband.
She was born the Hon Linda Denise Grosvenor, 29 June, 1948, second daughter of Robert Egerton Grosvenor, 5th Baron Ebury [1914-57], by his second wife the Hon Denise Margaret Yarde-Buller [1916-2005], a daughter of the 3rd Baron Churston.
Her elder half-brother, the 6th Baron Ebury [born 1934], succeeded his fourth cousin, in 1999, as the Earl of Wilton, and she was later raised to the rank and precedence of the daughter of an Earl.
She married, 17 May, 1973, Christopher Vane Percy, by whom she had issue.
The funeral takes place at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester, 7 May, 2019.
Monday, April 29, 2019
The Duchesses of Gloucester and Kent and the Countess of Wessex were similarly honoured by Her Majesty.
Of her male relations the GCVO is held by the Dukes of Gloucester and Kent and Prince Michael of Kent. The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the Order only recently. The Duke of Sussex is KCVO, a notch down in the Order.
The Duke of Cambridge, a Knight of the Garter, has yet to be admitted.
Neither the Prince of Wales or the late Diana, Princess of Wales were members of the Victorian Order.
When the Duke of Cambridge eventually ascends the throne he will most likely follow recent royal tradition and install Catherine as a Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Sir Nigel worked for Dorland International.
Nigel Edward Seely was born 28 July, 1923, son of Sir Victor Seely, 4th Baronet [1900-80] by his first wife the former Sybil Gibbons [later Lady Paget of Northampton, died 1994]; educated at Stowe; succeeded to the baronetcy on his father’s death, 10 May, 1980; married firstly, 1949, Loraine Lindley-Travis, by whom he had three daughters; married secondly, Trudi Pacter.
Sir Nigel is survived by his second wife and his daughters.
The funeral takes place at St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, 8 May, 2019.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Ian Friend is a son of Dr Howard Friend. He married in 2014, Lucy Milburn, daughter of Sir Anthony Milburn, 5th Baronet [born 1947], by his wife the former Olivia Shirley Catlow.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Henry Hiscox is a grandson maternally of the 7th Earl of Clanwilliam.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Lady Rose Houssemayne du Boulay, is a goddaughter of the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and is the elder daughter of the 2nd Earl Alexander of Tunis (b 30 June, 1935), by his second wife, the former Hon Davina Mary Woodhouse, LVO, sometime Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret.
James Houssemayne du Boulay is the son of Mr Robin Houssemayne du Boulay, by his former wife the former Tanya Theresa Judge (now Lady Lowson, wife since 1979 of Sir Ian Lowson, 2nd Baronet).
Friday, April 12, 2019
She was chatelaine of the magnificent Highclere, the family seat made famous as TV’s Downton Abbey.
She was born in the United States, 29 April, 1935, as Jean Margaret [Jeannie] Wallop, scion of the Earls of Portsmouth, elder daughter of the Hon Oliver Wallop, who made his home in Wyoming, by his American-born wife Jean, daughter of Edward Small Moore, of New York.
She married in New York, 7 January, 1956, Henry George Reginald Molyneux Herbert, then styled Lord Porchester, member of the Queen’s inner circle, and later her racing manager. Her husband succeeded his father as 7th Earl of Carnarvon in 1987, was appointed KBE , and KCVO ; and he died suddenly, 11 September, 2001, the day of the attack on the Twin Towers. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended his funeral at Highclere.
The Dowager Countess of Carnarvon leaves two sons, George, the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, and the Hon Harry Herbert, a sometime squeeze of the young Lady Diana Spencer; and a daughter, Lady Carolyn, wife of the Queen’s current racing manager, John Frederick Rufus Warren.
Her Majesty The Queen attended the funeral which took place at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Highclere, 25 April, 2019.
She worked as a journalist on the Daily Mail and London Evening Standard, and was for ten years the social editor of Tatler. She was later a successful novelist.
She was born 30 March, 1930, as Una-Mary Nepean-Gubbins, daughter of Hugh Power Nepean-Gubbins, of Rumbling Bridge Cottage, Dunkeld, Perthsire, and married in 1951 [div 1979] Archie Parker, royal photographer, a scion of the Earls of Macclesfield.
Una Mary Parker leaves a son, Philip, and a daughter, Una-Mary Diana Hobart.
Guy Horner is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs G. M. Horner, of Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire, and Lady Sarah Katherine Jane Horner [born 1977] is a daughter of the 7th Earl of Clarendon [1933-2009] by his wife the former Jane Diana Dawson.
Lady Sarah is a sister of the current 8th Earl of Clarendon.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
She was chatelaine of Overbury Court, a magnificent house, in Gloucestershire, on an estate which includes several villages, in the possession of the Martin family since the days of King George I.
She was a daughter of Major John MacLean Grant and Mrs Horace Webber, and married 28 December, 1955, Edward Holland-Martin, an old Etonian, of Overbury Court, Tewkesbury, son of Robert Holland-Martin, CB. The Martin family were wealthy bankers, founders of the eponymous bank [later merged with Barclays].
Her husband was one of six brothers. The youngest, Christopher Holland-Martin MP, married Lady Anne Cavendish, daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.
Edward [Ruby] Holland-Martin, her husband was a successful steeplechase jockey, but suffered a serious fall in 1952. With his brother he founded the Overbury Stud, and bred a Derby winner, Grundy. Mr Holland-Martin was a governor of the Bank of England.
Mrs Holland-Martin leaves a daughter, Penelope Jane, now Lady Bossom, who was born in 1960.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Amanda Ash is a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, a daughter of Maj David Edward Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [b 1952], by his wife the former Sheena Anne Callander [born 1954].
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Sir Alexander served as High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, 1987-88, and was a deputy lieutenant of the county.
Alexander James Reid was born 6 December, 1932, son of Sir Edward Reid, 2nd Baronet, KBE, by his wife Tatiana [died 1992], daughter of Colonel Alexander Fenoult, formerly of the Russian Imperial Guard. He succeeded to the baronetcy upon his father’s death, 1972.
His grandfather, James Reid, was Physician in Ordinary to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, and to King George V, and created a baronet in Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee year. He married Queen Victoria’s Maid of Honour, the Hon Susan Baring, a great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Alexander Reid married 15 Oct, 1955, Michaela Ann, daughter of Olaf Kier, CBE, of Cokenach, Royston, Hertfordshire, by whom he had a son, and three daughters.
The baronetcy now passes to his son, Charles Edward James Reid, who was born 24 June, 1956.
Monday, April 08, 2019
She was born in 1934 a daughter of the then Frank Taylor, by his wife the former Evelyn Woodrow. Her father, millionaire founder of the construction company Taylor Woodrow, was created a life peer in 1983 as Baron Taylor of Hadfield.
She married firstly in 1955, Simon Edward Anthony Kimmins, the Kent County cricketer, son of the playwright Anthony Kimmins, by whom she had four children; married secondly, 1980, Robin Geoffrey Marler (born 1931), the Sussex county cricketer, and sporting journalist.
Saturday, April 06, 2019
He married in 1981 [div 1989] as her third husband, the Hon Mary Cynthia Burke Roche [born 1934], elder sister of the Hon Mrs Frances Shand Kydd, and daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy [1885-1955], by his wife Ruth, Baroness Fermoy, DCVO, OBE [nee Gill, 1908-93].
Thursday, April 04, 2019
It was at the Elephant House cafe where JK Rowling penned her first Harry Potter book.
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
She was born Myee Miranda McKenna, 10 August, 1935, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel David McKenna (1911-2003) who was a son of a World War I Chancellor of the Exchequer, Reginald McKenna (1863-1943). Myee’s mother was Lady Cecilia Elizabeth Keppel (1910-2003), a daughter of the 9th Earl of Albemarle (1882-1979), by his wife the former Lady Judith Wynn-Carington (1889-1928), daughter of the 1st and last Marquess of Lincolnshire.
She married 19 July, 1958, Dr John Francis Hyde Villiers (b 1936), scion of the Earls of Clarendon, by whom she had issue, a son, Daniel, and three daughters, Cecilia, Aniela and Susanna.
The Requiem Mass takes place at St Nicholas’ Church, Blakeney, Norfolk, 12 April, 2019.
Monday, April 01, 2019
She was a daughter of Gerard Walravens, of Brussels, sometime Belgian ambassador to Turkey, and married firstly, 1958 [div] the Hon Ben Charles Wilson, who in 1974 succeeded as 4th Baron Nunburnholme [1928-1999], and married secondly _____.
She leaves four daughters from her marriage to Lord Nunburnholme, Lorraine, Tatiana, Ysabelle and Ines.
It is Charlotte’s second marriage. Her first marriage, 22 July, 2011, which ended in divorce in 2012, was to Charles Robert George Innes-Ker, styled Marquis of Bowmont and Cessford [born 18 February, 1981], elder son and heir of the 10th Duke of Roxburghe [b 1954], of Floors Castle, Kelso, by his first wife the former Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor [ now Lady Jane Dawnay], scion of the Dukes of Westminster.
The Hon Mary Bayliss served the county of Berkshire as Lord Lieutenant from 2008-2015, and was appointed CVO for her services as the Queen’s representative there.
She was born Mary Selina Bridgeman, 14 January, 1940, third and youngest daughter of the 2nd Viscount Bridgeman, KBE, CB, DSO, MC [1896-1982], of Leigh Manor, Minsterley, Salop, by his wife the former Hon Mary Kathleen Lane-Fox [1905-81], daughter of the 1st and last Baron Bingley.
She married 14 July, 1962, Jeremy David Bagot Bayliss [born 1937], by whom she had three sons, Jonathan, Richard & Patrick.
_.Irmgard, Lady Wraxall, who died 28 March, 2019, aged 86, was the widow of Sir Morville William Lascelles Wraxall, 8th Baronet [1922-78].
She was the former Irmgard Wilhelmina Maria Schnidrig, daughter of Alois Schnidrig, of Prattein, Switzerland, and married 6 Oct, 1956. Her husband was the son of Sir Charles Wraxall, 7th Baronet [1896-1951], and his wife the former Marceline Cauro [who died 1959].
Lady Wraxall leaves two sons, Sir Charles, the 9th Baronet, and Peter Wraxall, and a daughter, Sylvia.