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.


Arthur James Jagoe Spencer [born 2019]

_. Hannah Louise Spencer [nee Jagoe, born 1987], wife of Thomas James Spencer [born 1985], gave birth to a son, Arthur James Jagoe, 27 June, 2019, a brother for Alice Elizabeth Jagoe, who was born in 2016.

Thomas Spencer is a son of Thomas James Spencer by his wife the former Hon Catherine Anne Blades [born 1955], daughter of the 2nd & last Ebbisham [1912-1991], by his wife the former Flavia Mary Meade [1920-2014], scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam.


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 Thrones actor. Diana attended the blessing of the Harington marriage in 1989.

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


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Roos/Gwynn engagement

_. The engagement was announced 25 July, 2019, between Maximilian Augustus Roos [born 1985], son of Francis Jacques Roos [born 1945], of Ormonde Gate, London, by his wife the former Sarah Anen Fitzalan Howard [born 1951], scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, and Ursula Pauline Liberty Gwynn [born 1984], daughter of Paul M.D. Gwynn [born 1954], of Newmarket, Suffolk, by his wife the former Suzanne Coppinger, of Sydney, New South Wales

Maximilian Roos is a grandson of Lord Martin Fitzalan Howard [1922-2003], by his wife the former Bridget Anne Keppel [1925-2011], scion of the Earls of Albemarle.

Lord Martin was a younger brother of the 17th Duke of Norfolk.


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.


Timothy Ruthven Clarke 1963-2019

_.Timothy Ruthven Clarke died 23 July, 2019. He was a son of His Honour Sir Jonathan Clarke [b 1930], a Circuit Judge and former President of the Law Society, by his wife the former Susan Margaret Elizabeth Ashworth [b 1935], descended from the Smith of Woodhall landed family, and a kinswoman of HM The Queen; married 1996, Philippa Mary [Pippa] Kemish [born 1972], by whom he had two daughters.

The funeral is at St Leonard and St Dilpe, Landulph, Cornwall, 5 August, 2019.


Cecily Rose Sophia Cunningham [born 2019]

_. Sophie Cunningham [nee Milnes Coates, born 1984], wife of Rupert Jasper Clunie Cunningham [born 1984], gave birth to a daughter, Cecily Rose Sophia, 23 June, 2019, a sister for Thea Celia Louisa [born 2015] and for Archie Montague Clunie [born 2017].

Rupert is a son of Capt Michael Cunningham and his wife the former Virginia Pamela Liège Butler (b 1949) daughter of Col Sir Thomas Pierce Butler 12th Baronet (1910-94) of Cloughgrenan.

Sophie is a daughter of Professor Sir Anthony Robert Milnes Coates, 4th Baronet [born 1948].


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.


Sunday, June 09, 2019

Robert John Simon Crisp [born 2019]

_. The Lady Hermione Mary Annabel Crisp [born 1982, nee Shirley], wife of Edward John Simon Crisp, scion of the Crisp baronets, gave birth to a son, Robert John Simon, 8 June, 2019, a brother for Rose Elizabeth Mary [born 2016].

Edward is a son of Major [John] Simon Crisp, by his wife, Christine Gräfin Grote-Varchentin (1936-2005). He married in 2015, the Lady Hermione Shirley, daughter of the 14th Earl Ferrers [born 29 Dec, 1952], by his wife the former Susannah Mary Sheepshanks [born 1959], scion of that landed family.


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.


James Xavier Scott [born 2019]

_. Emily Helen Wahlberg Scott [nee Thompson], wife of Arthur Jervoise Trafford Scott [born 2 Feb, 1984], scion of that baronetcy family, gave birth to a son, James Xavier, 3 June, 2019, a brother for Wilfred [born 2014], and for George [born 2017].

Arthur Scott is the son and heir of Sir James Jervoise Scott, 3rd Baronet [born 12 Oct, 1952], by his wife the former Judy Evelyn Trafford [born 1953], scion of that landed family, and granddaughter maternally of the life peer Baron Taylor of Hadfield [1905-95].

Emily Scott is a daughter of David G.F. Thompson.


Muir Mackenzie/Palmer engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 June, 2019, between Archie Robert David Muir Mackenzie [born 17 February, 1989], son of Sir Alexander Muir Mackenzie, 7th Baronet [born 8 Dec, 1955] of Gillingham, Dorset, and Lady Muir Mackenzie [nee Susan Caroline Hayter], of Sherborne, Dorset, & Catherine A. Palmer, daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles Palmer, of Winchelsea, East Sussex, of the Charles Palmer Vineyards.


Theodora Serena Moore-Gwyn [born 2019]

_. Laura Serena Moore-Gwyn [nee Brown, born 1987], scion of the Brown baronets, and wife of George Augustus Joseph Moore-Gwyn [born 1987], scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Theodora Serena, 3 June, 2019.

George Moore-Gwyn is the son of David Moore-Gwyn [born 1947] by the former Alison Frances White, LVO; and Laura is a daughter of James Benedict Brown [born 1956], by his wife the former Patricia Jardine Paterson.


Monday, June 03, 2019

Edome Dita Mallet Du Cros 1924-2019

_. Edome Dita Mallet Du Cros, who died 2 June, 2019, aged 94, was a scion of the Du Cros baronets. She was late of Curry Mallet Manor, Somerset.

She was born 19 October, 1924, daughter of Sir Philip du Cros, 2nd Baronet, by his first wife the former [Matilde] Dita Mallet, scion of that landed family, daughter of Sir Claude Mallet, CMG. . She was unmarried.


Sunday, June 02, 2019

Trenchard/Karlsson marriage

_. The marriage took place 1 June, 2019, at Hedwig Eleonora Church, Stockholm, between the Hon William James Trenchard [born 1986], scion of the Trenchard viscounts, youngest son of the 3rd Viscount Trenchard [born 1951], of Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire, by his wife the former Hon Fiona Elizabeth Morrison [born 1954], scion of the barons Margadale, and Amanda K.M. Karlsson, daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Karlsson, of Stockholm, Sweden.


Saturday, June 01, 2019

Fiona Livingstone-Learmonth [nee Stewart-Liberty] 1956-2019

_. Fiona Livingstone-Learmonth, who died suddenly, 28 May, 2019, aged 63, was the wife of John Christian Livingstone-Learmonth [b 31 Oct, 1950], scion of the Livingstone-Learmonths, formerly of Parkhall.

She was born Fiona Stewart-Liberty, 27 January, 1956, daughter of Major Ivor Arthur Stewart-Liberty, MC [1916-90] by his wife the former Rosabel Fynn. Her husband is the only son of Lt-Col Lennox John Livingstone-Learmonth, DSO, MC, by his second wife, Mrs Nancy Cumberlege, daughter of Claude Pemberton Wooler.

She is survived by her husband, and two children, Edward and Marina.

The funeral takes place at St Oswald's Church, Hooe, East Sussex, 20 June, 2019.


Hon Rosalind Heywood [nee Bruce] 1923-2019

_. The Hon Rosalind Heywood, who died 25 May, 2019, aged 95, was a scion of the Barons Aberdare; born 11 Nov, 1923, daughter of the 3rd Baron Aberdare, GBE [1885-1957], by his wife the former Margaret Bethune Black [died 1950], of the eponymous publishing family; married 25 Sept, 1956, Benjamin Coote Heywood, by whom she had issue, two daughters, Annabel and Olivia.

A Thanksgiving service takes place at Christ Church Kensington, 17 June, 2019.



The Baron Patel of Blackburn 1940-2019

_. The Lord Patel of Blackburn, life baron, died 29 May, 2019. He was 78.

Lord Patel was a Labour peer [a party member from 1966], chartered accountant, & a founder member of Blackburn Community Relations Council, & Chairman of Blackburn and District Community Relations Council, &c.

Adam Hajejee Patel was born at Gurat, India, 7 June, 1940. He married his wife Ayesha in 1964, by whom he had eight children.

He was created a life peer in 2000, and his peerage was gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Patel of Blackburn, of Langho in the County of Lancaster.


Theodora Antoinette Duncan Smith [born 2019]

_. Bernadette Duncan Smith, wife of Edward St Alban Duncan Smith [born 1987], descended from the Barons Cottesloe, gave birth to a daughter, Theodora Antoinette, 17 May, 2019.

Edward Duncan Smith is son of the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, MP, PC [born 1954], former Leader of the Conservative Party, by his wife the former Hon Elizabeth Fremantle [born 1959], daughter of the 5th Baron Cottesloe [1927-2018].


Joyce Hilary Garnier 1923-2019

_. Joyce Hilary Garnier, who died in Norfolk, 22 May, 2019, aged 95, was a scion of the Garnier landed family, and descended via both parents from the Earls of Albemarle.

She was born 9 Dec, 1923, daughter of Henry Keppel Garnier [1887-1971] by his wife the former Hilda Gertrude Straker [1891-1971]. Her father was a great-grandson of the 4th Earl of Albemarle [1772-1849], and her mother, scion of the Strakers of Stagshaw, was also descended from the 4th Earl.


The Baroness Rankeillour [died 2019]

_, The Baroness Rankeillour, who died 31 May, 2019, aged 80, was the wife of the 5th Baron Rankeillour.

She was the former Elizabeth Rosemary Fuller, daughter of Colonel Francis Henry Fuller, of Genesis Green, Suffolk, and married, 31 March, 1964, Michael Richard Hope [born 1940], son of the Hon Richard Frederick Hope, OBE [1901-64], by his wife the former Helen Sybil Lambart, scion of the Earls of Cavan. Her husband succeeded his cousin, the fourth baron, 12 April, 2005.

The peerage was created in 1932 for James Fitzalan Hope, a Conservative MP and sometime Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.

Lady Rankeillour is survived by her husband and son, James, and two daughters, Henrietta and Louisa.

A Requiem Mass takes place at St Benet's Minster, Beccles, Suffolk, 26 June, 2019.


Jane Alexandra Craven-Smith-Milnes [died 2019]

_. Jane Alexandra Craven-Smith-Milnes, chatelaine of Winkburn Hall, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, wife of Richard Assheton Craven-Smith-Milnes, of that landed gentry family, died 25 May, 2019. She was 78.

Her husband was a former High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire.


Lieut-Cdr Timothy Richard Wingfield Mundy 1930-2019

_. Lieutenant-Commander Timothy Richard Wingfield Mundy, who died at the Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society, Banstead, 30 May, 2019, aged 88, was a scion {maternally} of the Viscounts Powerscourt.

He was born 1 September, 1930, son of Capt Hugh May Stollery Mundy [1901-67], by his wife the former Charlotte Elfreda Wingfield [1898-1985]; he married 28 Oct, 1967, Jill Dalgleish, dau of Joseph Dalgleish. He leaves two daughters, Annabelle and Nicola.

The funeral takes place at the Surrey & Sussex Crematorium, 25 June, 2019.


Constance Rose Whitworth [born 2019]

_. Olivia Whitworth [nee Cazenove] wife of James Whitworth, gave birth to a daughter, Constance Rose, 31 May, 2019, a sister for Martha [born 2015] and Stella [born 2017]. James is a son of Christopher Whitworth, of Woking, Surrey. He married in 2015, Olivia Cazenove, daughter of Richard Peter de Lerisson Cazenove [born 1944], scion of that landed gentry family, of Cottesbrooke, by his wife Susan [nee Cumming].