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Friday, August 30, 2019

Alfie Tom Winston Bartlam [died 2019]

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

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

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

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Denman/Chapple engagement

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

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

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

The 10th Duke of Roxburghe 1954-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Townend/Mackintosh engagement

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

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

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Caroline, Baroness Brassey of Apethorpe [died 2019]

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Agatha Rose Mahon [born 2019]

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

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

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Milburn/Hawes engagement

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

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Chloe Courtauld [died 2019]

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

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Pamela La Touche 1932-2019

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

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

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Sir Derek Birkin 1929-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Henry Gerald Buckmaster [died 2019]

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

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

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Alicia Ingilby [born 2019]

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

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

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Oliver/Macpherson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 August, 2019, between Richard J. Oliver, son of Mr and Mrs John Oliver, of Smethcote, Shropshire, & Clementina Grace Stewart Macpherson [born 1989], daughter of Mr [Philip] Strone Stewart Macpherson [born 1948], of Armsworth, Hampshire, by his wife the former Hon Alexandra Grace Baring [born 1957], daughter of the 5th Baron Northbrook [1915-1990].

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Rohais, Lady Campbell 1937-2019

 _. Lady Campbell, who died 21 August, 2019, was the widow of Sir Ilay Campbell of Succoth, 7th [and last] Baronet [1927-2017].

She was born in 1937 as Margaret Minette Rohais Anderson, a daughter of James Alasdair Anderson [1900-1982], by his wife the former Lady Flavia Joan Lucy Giffard [1910-98], daughter of the 2nd Earl of Halsbury, and married Ilay Campbell in 1961.

Lady Campbell is survived by two daughters, Cecilia [born 1963] and Candida [born 1964]. The elder daughter is Lady Macgregor of Macgregor, wife of Sir Malcolm Macgregor of Macgregor, 7th Baronet, the younger daughter is the wife of Gerard Rafferty.

The funeral takes place at Cumlodden Parish Church,

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Palmer/Nickols engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 August, 2019, between Joshua Palmer, son of Mr & Mrs Christopher Palmer, of Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire, & Honor Nickols, daughter of Charles Nickols [born 1951], of Galphay, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Nickols.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Peter Richard Nickols [who d 1990], by his wife the former Cicely Rose Nevill [1915-2009], scion of the Marquesses of Abergavenny [a great-granddaughter of the 4th Earl of Abergavenny], &c.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Wentworth-Stanley/Bonas engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 August, 2019, between Harry David Wentworth-Stanley [born 1989], scion of that landed family, second son of Nicholas Philip Wentworth-Stanley [born 1954] by his former wife the former Clare Husted Steel [now Marchioness of Milford Haven], & Cressida Curzon Bonas [born 18 February, 1989], descended from the Earls Howe, daughter of Mr Jeffrey Bonas, by his former wife the former Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon [born 21 February, 1947], daughter of the 6th Earl Howe [1908-1984].

Miss Cressida Bonas is a former girlfriend of HRH The Duke of Sussex, KCVO.

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Pocock/Walton marriage

_. The marriage took place 17 August, 2019, at St Brélade’s Parish Church, Jersey, between Thomas Raymond Le Fevre Pocock [born 1986], son of Mr Mark Edward Le Fevre Pocock [born 1944], of Winchester, co Hampshire, by his wife the former Joanna M Fox [born 1956], & Christina Frances Walton [born 1986], daughter of Alastair Henry Walton [born 1954], of Chelsea, by his wife the former Hon Mary Synolda Butler [born 1954], daughter of the 18th/28th Baron Dunboyne.

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The 6th Baron Kenyon 1947-2019

_. The Baron Kenyon, 6th holder of the peerage, died at his home, 17 August, 2019. He was 72.

Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon was born 13 July, 1947, son of the 5th Baron Kenyon, CBE, JP, DL [1917-93], by his wife the former Leila Mary Cookson [died 2008]. His mother was a granddaughter maternally of Sir Alan Colquhoun of Luss, 6th Baronet.

He succeeded to the barony, created in 1788, and the baronetcy created four years earlier, on his father's death, 16 May, 1993.

He was President of Clwyd South Conservatives, and former Wrexham County Councillor for Overton.

Lord Kenyon married in 1971, Sally Carolyn Matthews, eldest daughter of Jack Frank Page Matthews, of Bury St Edmunds, co Suffolk, by whom he had two sons, Lloyd and Alexander.


He is succeeded in the peerage and baronetcy by his elder son, the Hon Lloyd Nicholas Tyrell-Kenyon, who was born 9 April, 1972.

The funeral takes place at St Chad's Church, Hanmer, 30 August, 2019.

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Marie-Therese Johnston [nee de Zulueta] 1955-2019

_. Marie-Therese Johnston [nee de Zulueta] who died 17 August, 2019, aged 64, was a granddaughter of the novelist Dame Daphne du Maurier.

She was born circa 1955, daughter of Maj Peter Paul John de Zulueta by his wife the former Tessa Browning.

Her grandfather, Lieut-Gen Sir Frederick Browning, GCVO [1896-1965] married Daphne du Maurier in 1932.

Her parents divorced and her mother's second husband, from 1970, is the 2nd Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Marie-Therese was the wife of Robert Johnston, and mother of two sons, James and Nicholas.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Sheila Grace Tollemache Dunlop 1917-2019

_. Sheila Grace Tollemache Dunlop [nee Arbuthnot], who died 16 August, 2019, aged 102, was a scion of the Arbuthnot baronets; born in 1917, a daughter of Lt-Col. Archibald Hugh Arbuthnot [1875-1957], by his wife the former Gertrude Alice Green [died 11 Nov, 1918], dau of the Rev Frederick Charles Green; married 9 April, 1942, Maj. Roy Dunlop [who died 1991], by whom she had issue, a son, Robert [born 1948], and two daughters, Caroline [born 1944] and Elspeth [1951-2014]; the funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Aldingbourne, 30 August, 2019.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Mária Erzsébet Ilona Anna Josefa Walpurga Lockwood 1944-2019

_. Mária Erzsébet Ilona Anna Josefa Walpurga "Mausi" Lockwood, who died 15 August, 2019, aged 74, was a scion of the Eszterházy dynasty.

She was born at Budapest, 12 Nov, 1944, daughter of Jozsef Mária Dániel Kazmer Ferenc Rudolf László János Evangelista Eustachius Eszterhazy [1917-80], by his first wife Elisabeth Princess zu Windisch-Grätz, a relative of Princess Michael of Kent.

Since the 17th century, the family were among the great landowner magnates of the Kingdom of Hungary during the time it was part of the Habsburg Monarchy and later Austria-Hungary.
During the history of the Habsburg empire, the Esterházys were consistently loyal to the Habsburg rulers. They received the title of count in 1626 and the Forchtenstein line received the title of Fürst (Ruling Prince) from the Holy Roman Emperor in 1712.

She married at Geneva, 10 September, 1976, John Sugden Lockwood [born 1938], who predeceased her.

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Marguerite Carolyn Mary Stoddart-Scott [born 2019]

_. Lauren Stoddart-Scott born 1983, nee Rumbold], wife of David Andrew K. Stoddart-Scott [born 1983], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Marguerite Carolyn Mary, 15 August, 2019.

David Stoddart-Scott is the son of John David Malcolm Stoddart-Scott [born 1943], of Arthington, West Yorkshire, by his wife the former Elizaberth Anne Machin; and Lauren is a daughter of Paul A. Rumbold, of Holcombe, Lancashire, by his wife the former Elaine Wild.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sophia Sally Mansfield [nee Ropner] 1959-2019

_. Sophia Sally Mansfield [nee Ropner], who died 14 August, 2019, aged 59, was a scion of the Ropner baronets; born 28 September, 1959, daughter of Jeremy Vyvyan Ropner [1932-2009], by his wife the former Sally Willcox; married 1991, Christopher John Mansfield, by whom she had issue.

She was a great-great granddaughter of Sir Emil Hugo Oscar Ropner, 1st Baronet [1838-1924].

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St Michael's Church, Broadway, 29 August, 2019.

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Juliet Elizabeth Mary Berkeley 1930-2019

_. Juliet Elizabeth Mary Berkeley, who died at her home in Worcestershire, 13 August, 2019, was a scion of the Berkeley landed family, of Berkeley Castle; born 6 June, 1930, daughter of Robert George Wilmot Berkeley [1898-1969], by his wife the former Hon Myrtle Emily Theresa Dormer [1907-1982], daughter of the 14th Baron Dormer [1864-1922]; she was unmarried; she had a sister, Rosalind [1928-2015], a nun, and a brother, Maj. Robert John Grantley Berkeley [1931-2017].

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Hon Zoë Leighton Stewart [nee Seager] 1928-2019

_. The Hon Zoë Leighton Stewart [nee Seager], who died 10 August, 2019, aged 91, was a scion of the Barons Leighton of Saint Mellons; born 28 April, 1928, daughter of the 1st Baron Leighton of Saint Mellons [1896-1963], by his wife the former Marjorie Gimson [died 1992]; married firstly, 31 March, 1955, Malcolm James Peniston [died 1981]; married 2ndly, 1984, Alan Carnegie Stewart [who predeceased her by three days]; she leaves issue from her first marriage, a son, Douglas, and two daughters, Angela and Rosemary.

A Service of Thanksgiving will take place at St James Church, Emsworth, 6 September, 2019.

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Michael Henry Stanhope Dormer 1930-2019

_. Michael Henry Stanhope Dormer, who died 29 July, 2019, aged 88, was a scion of the Barons Dormer; born 8 December, 1930, son of Robert Stanhope Dormer [1880-1960], by his wife the former Ebba Harline d'Ilberville Le Moyne Whyte [died 1961]; married 21 January, 1959, Daphne Margaret Battine [died 12 Oct, 2018], daughter of Capt Oswald James Battine [d 1938], by his wife the former Gwendolin Margaret Mary Grace MacRae, a granddaughter of the 3rd Marquess of Bute.

He leaves a son, Merlin, and two daughters, Leanda and Athena.

The funeral takes place at St Francis de Sales Church, Wash Common, Newbury, 27 August, 2019.

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Alan Carnegie Stewart [died 2019]

_. Mr Alan Carnegie Stewart, who died 7 August, 2019, aged 99, married in 1984, as her second husband, the Hon Zoë Leighton Seager [born 28 April, 1928], daughter of the 1st Baron Leighton of Saint Mellons [1896-1963].

The funeral takes place at St Ninian's Church, Castle Douglas, 22 August, 2019.

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d'Erlanger-Bertrand/Graham engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 August, 2019, between Oliver Alexander [Ollie] d'Erlanger-Bertrand [born January 1992], son of Mr Leo Alexandre d'Erlanger-Bertrand [born 1963], of Wiltshire, by his wife the former Beverley Osborne, & Georgia, daughter of Mr & Mrs James Graham, of London.

Ollie d'Erlanger-Bertrand is a grandson of Alain Bertrand by his wife the former Tessa Edwina May d'Erlanger [who died 2008], and a great-nephew of Rodolphe d'Erlanger, who married Lady Caroline Cholmondeley [b 1952], dau of the 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley [1919-90].

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Joseph Peter Bradshaw Hopkins [born 2019]

_. Lucy Sarah Emma Hopkins [born 1984, nee Troughton], wife of Cabell Peter Bradshaw Hopkins, gave birth to a son, Joseph Peter Bradshaw, 9 August, 2019, a brother for Nancy [born 2015], and for Sylvia [born 2017].

Lucy Hopkins is a daughter of Peter John Charles Troughton, CBE, by his wife the former Sarah Rose Colman [born 1953], Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Duchess of Kent 1990-2000, and Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, and granddaughter of Sir Timothy Colman, KG, by his wife the former Lady Mary Cecilia Bowes Lyon [born 1932], sister of the 17th Earl of Strathmore, and a first cousin of HM The Queen.


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Ottilie Wanda Petal Pickering [born 2019]

_. Emma Catherine Pickering [nee Meysey-Thompson, born 1978], wife of James Guthrie Pickering [born 1977], gave birth to a daughter, Ottilie Wanda Petal, 26 July, 2019.

James is a son of Guthrie Pickering [born 1944], by his wife the former Vivienne Irish, and Emma Pickering is a daughter of Mark Kennedy Meysey-Thompson [1949-87], by his wife the former Catherine Diana Herdman-Newton, and descended from the Meysey-Thompson baronets.

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Alice Clementine Spalton [born 2019]

_. Clementine Rose Spalton [born 1984, nee Jepson-Turner], wife of James Michael Jackson Spalton [born 1983], gave birth to a daughter, Alice Clementine, 14 August, 2019, a sister for Jackson [born 2013], and for Grace [born 2015].

James Spalton is a son of David Spalton by his wife the former Catherine Bompas, and Clementine is a daughter of Anthony William Jepson-Turner, and a granddaughter of Maj Bertram William Jepson-Turner [1870-1954], by his wife the former Rosemarie Helen Lucas, scion of the Lucas baronets, daughter of Maj Sir Archibald Lucas, 2nd and last Baronet.

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Mairin [Moo] Broughton [nee de Courcy Wheeler] died 2019

_. Mairin [Moo] Broughton [nee de Courcy Wheeler]. descended from the Barons Craigmyle, died 14 August, 2019, in Portugal.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Hon Matilda Grace Neville [born 2019]

_. The Baroness Braybrooke, wife of the 11th Baron Braybrooke [born 1977], gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Matilda Grace Neville, 13 August, 2019, a sister for Jemima and Edward.

Baroness Braybrooke is the former Selina Anne Kelway-Bamber [born 1989] daughter of Euan Glen Kelway-Bamber -born 1958], by his wife the former Laura Isabel Hester Morgan-Grenville [born 1961], scion of the Lords Kinloss.

Lord Braybrooke succeeded to the barony, created in 1788, on the death of his fourth cousin once removed, the 10th Baron, 5 June, 2017.

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Sir Michael James Harwood Harrison, 2nd Baronet 1936-2019

_.Sir Michael Harrison, 2nd Baronet, died 13 August, 2019. He was 83.

He was born 28 March, 1936, son of Sir [James] Harwood Harrison, 1st Baronet [1907-80], MP for the Eye Div of Suffolk, 1951-79, by his wife the former Peggy Alberta Mary Stenhouse [1907-93]; educated at Rugby; JP 1993; a member of Lloyd'sand a member of the Council of the Sail Training Assoc; Liveryman, of Mercer's Co [Master 1986-7]; Freeman of the City of London; Chairman, Berrite Ltd; succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's demise, 11 September, 1980; married 1967, [Rosamund] Louise Clive [born 1944], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Edward Buxton Clive [1909-75]; issue: 2 sons, Edwin and Tristan, and 2 daughters, [Auriol] Davina and Priscilla.

The baronetcy now passes to his elder son, Edwin Michael Harwood Harrison, who was born 29 May, 1981.

The funeral takes place at St Andrew's Church, Hasketon, 3 September, 2019.

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Charlotte Henriette Lucy Simon [born 2019]

_.The Hon Emma Coralie Sarah Simon [nee Willoughby, born 1981], wife of Remco Simon, and scion of the Barons Middleton, gave birth to a daughter, Charlotte Henriette Lucy, 9 August, 2019, a sister for Frederik Willem Jacob, who was born 22 May, 2018.

Remco is a son of Mr & Mrs Willem Simon. Emma is a daughter of the 13th Baron Middleton (b 14 Jul, 1948), by his wife the former Hon Lucy Corinna Agneta Sidney, scion of the Viscounts De L'Isle.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Janet Elizabeth Rosemary Hurry [nee Hoskyns-Abrahall] 1938-2019

_. Janet Elizabeth Rosemary Hurry [nee Hoskyns-Abrahall], who died 31 July, 2019, was a scion of the Hoskyns baronets, born in 1938, daughter of the Rt Rev Anthony Hoskyns-Abrahall, sometime Bishop Suffragan of Lancaster [1903-82], by his wife the former Margaret Ada Story [died 1986], a sister of Lord Buckton; she married 1962, Nicholas George Hurry, by whom she had issue.

A Requiem Mass will be held at St Michael and All Angels, Barnes, SW13, 15 August, 2019.

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The Baroness Gilbert 1929-2019

The Baroness Gilbert died 24 July, 2019. She was 89.  She was the widow of John William Gilbert, Labour MP for Dudley 1970-74 and for Dudley East 1974-97, Minister of State for Defence in the Callaghan Administration 1976-79, created a life peer in 1997 as Baron Gilbert, of Dudley in the County of West Midlands. Her husband died in 2013.

She was the former Jean Olive Ross-Skinner, born 14 Nov, 1929, daughter of William Milne Ross-Skinner,by his wife Olive Mary Caroline Pease [1906-80]; married 23 March, 1963, as his second wife, the abovementioned John Gilbert [1927-2013].

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John Dalziel Beveridge Smart, CVO 1932-2019

_. John Dalziel Beveridge Smart, CVO, Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire 2000-2007, died 12 August, 2019, his 87th birthday.

Born 12 August, 1932, at Edinburgh, son of George Beveridge Smart by his wife the former Christina Mary Anne MacDonald.

He was predeceased by his wife Valerie, and leaves issue, two sons, James and Robert.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Laurence's Church, Laurencekirk, 30 August, 2019.

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Eveline Hilda Foster [nee Carr-Ellison] 1933-2019

_. Eveline Hilda Foster [nee Carr-Ellison], who died 12 August, 2019, aged 85, was a scion of the Carr-Ellison landed gentry family; born 15 November, 1933, daughter of Cuthbert Fenwicke-Clennell Carr-Ellison [1901-1969], by his wife the former Phyllis Cagtherine Craster [1908-95]; married in 1957, Peter John Foster, by whom she had three sons, Richard, Miles and Nigel.

The funeral takes place at St Michael & All Angels, Howick, Northumberland, 23 August, 2019.

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Berkeley/Stoddart engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 August, 2019, between Robert Francis Berkeley [born  1989], scion of that landed family, son of the late Roger Maurice Berkeley [1961-2011], by his wife the former Victoria Selmon [now of Milstead, Kent], & Isabel K. Stoddart, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Mark Stoddart, of Cholsey, Oxfordshire.

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van Zeller/Smith engagement

_, The engagement was announced 13 August, 2019, between J.F. [Jonty] van Zeller second son of Nicholas Howard van Zeller, of Hovingham, York, by his wife the former Emma Ward Jones [born 1956], scion of the Jones baronets, & Kirsty M. Smith, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Hugh Smith.

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Son for Lord and Lady Edward Spencer-Churchill

_. Lady Edward Spencer-Churchill [nee Kimberly [Kimi] Hammerström], wife of Lord Edward Albert Charles Spencer-Churchill [born 1974], scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, gave birth to a son, 4 August, 2019.

Lord Edward is a younger son of the late 11th Duke of Marlborough [1926-2014], by his third wife, Countess Dagmar Rosita Astri Libertas Douglas [born 1943]; he married 4 July, 2018, Kimberly Hammerström. Lord Edward is a half-brother of the 12th Duke of Marlborough, of Blenheim Palace, co Oxford.

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Basil Douglas van Zeller [born 2019]

_. Emma Louise van Zeller [born 1987, nee Parker], wife of Edward Arundell van Zeller [born 1988], gave birth to a son, Basil Douglas, 5 August, 2019.

Edward van Zeller is a son of Nicholas Howard van Zeller, of Hovingham, York, by his wife the former Emma Ward Jones [born 1956], scion of the Jones baronets.

Emma van Zeller is a daughter of Charles Herbert Parker, of Cheriton, Hampshire, by his wife the former Victoria Kathleen Scott [born 1956], scion of the Scott baronets of Rotherfield.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Duffell/Buckmaster engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 August, 2019, between Charles B.R. [Charlie] Duffell, son of Lieutenant-General Sir Peter and Lady Duffell, of Britford, Wiltshire, & [Eleanor] Rose Buckmaster [born 1986], daughter of Henry G. Buckmaster, of Little Blakenham, Suffolk, by his wife the former Julia Mary Hobhouse [born 26 September, 1956], scion of the Hobhouse baronets, daughter of Hugh Cam Hobhouse [1917-87], by his wife the former Aline Hunter Blair [1921-2010].

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Boardman/Liddell-Grainger marriage

_. The marriage took place 10 August, 2019, between James Boardman and Sophie Victoria Liddell-Grainger [born 27 December, 1988] descended from the Royal House of the United Kingdom, daughter of Ian Richard Peregrine Liddell-Grainger [born 23 February, 1959], by his wife the former Jill Nesbitt [born 9 March, 1956].

Sophie is a granddaughter of David Ian Liddell-Grainger [1930-2007], by his wife the former Anne Mary Sibylla Abel Smith [born 28 July, 1932], and a great granddaughter of Colonel Sir Henry Abel Smith, KCVO [1900-93], by his wife the former Lady May Emma Mary Cambridge [1906-94], and a great-great granddaughter of Alexander Cambridge, 1st [and last] Earl of Athlone [1874-1957], by his wife HRH Princess Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline of Albany [1883-1981]; and a great-great-great granddaughter of HRH The Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany; and a great-great-great-great granddaughter of HM Queen Victoria.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Lt.-Col. Robert Adair Campbell 1928-2019

_. Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Adair Campbell, late the Royal Marines, who died 2 August, 2019, aged 91, was a scion of the Campbells of Strathcaro [now Adamson], born in 1928, son of Lt-Col Henry Alastair Campbell, OBE [1895-1971], by his wife the former Aileen Emmet [1903-69], scion of the Emmet family of Amberley; married 1951, Norma L. Tyler [born 1932], daughter of Major-General Sir Leslie Norman Tyler, KBE, CB [1904-92], by whom he had four sons and three daughters.

A Requiem Mass takes place at St Mary's Church, Blairs, Aberdeen, 21 August, 2019.

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van der Elst/Beare engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 August, 2019, between Ezra van der Elst, of Amsterdam, & Rosanna Sarah Cecil [Rosie] Beare [born 1988], daughter of [Anthony] Julian Lyell Beare [born 1951], by his wife the former Charlotte Julia Mary Elborne [born 1956], descended from the Viscounts Galway.

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Hugh Cornelius William Kerr [born 2014]

_. Sophie Louise Kerr [nee Neech, born 1987], wife of Robert John Edward [Robbie] Kerr [born 1987], scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, gave birth to a son, Hugh Cornelius William, 5 August, 2019.

Robbie Kerr is a son of William Walter Raleigh Kerr [born 1950], by his wife the former Griselda Mary Hamilton-Baillie [born 1950], scion of the Earls of Haddington.

Sophie Kerr is a daughter of Richard Eardley Neech, by his wife the former Margaret A.L. Edmonds.

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Florence Ottilie Lake [born 2019]

_. Olivia Blanche Lake [nee Plunkett, born 1980], wife of Tristan Philippe Anthony Lake [born 1979], gave birth to a daughter, Florence Ottilie, 6 August, 2019, a sister  for Maximilian and Frederick.

Tristan Lake, is descended from the Walsham baronets, the Barons Abinger, and the Barons Milford, and is a son of David Anthony Lake [born 1953].

Olivia is a daughter of Mr Peter Plunkett by his wife [nee Cardozo].

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Tatiana Cicely Antoinette Bromet [born 2019]

_. Eloise Cleo Bromet [nee Corbett, born 1975], wife of Edward Anthony Bromet [born 1969], gave birth to a daughter, Tatiana Cicely Antoinette, 3 August, 2019.

Edward is the son of the late John Anthony Bromet [1927-2001], of Wighill, near Tadcaster, by his wife the former Charlotte Imogen Woollcombe Smith [b 1943- d] scion of the Samuel Smith brewing dynasty, and descended maternally from the Woollcombe landed family.

Eloise Bromet is a daughter of [Raymond] Panton Corbett by his wife Dame Antoinette Sibley, DBE [born 1939], the former Prima Ballerina with the Royal Ballet.

Edward Bromet's first wife was the Hon Victoria Neville [born 1970] a daughter of the 10th Baron Braybrooke [1932-2017], and a sister of the Countess of Derby.

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Sir John Michael Leal Uren, OBE 1923-2019

_. Sir Michael Uren, OBE, multi-millionaire founder of Civil & Marine, died 9 August, 2019. He was 95.

Sir Michael Uren donated £40m to his alma mater, Imperial College, London, and £30m to the King Edward VII Hospital for Officers. He was founder and chairman of Civil and Marine from 1955 tp 2006.

Appointed OBE in 1999 and knighted in 2016.

He leaves two sons. Sir Michael's funeral takes place at St Mildred's Church, Tenterden, Kent, 11 September, 2019.

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Friday, August 09, 2019

Elspeth Pauline Mary Harrington Gibbs [c1924-2019]

_. Elspeth Gibbs died 28 July, 2019, aged 95; born circa 1924, daughter of Maj. Felix John Russi, MC [1896-1979]; married 1950, Somerset Bryan Gibbs [born 1926], son of Maj. Bryan Northam Gibbs [died 1965], by his wife the former Lady Rosamond Kathleen Margaret Butler [1899-1972], scion of the Earls of Carrick, daughter of the 6th Earl of Carrick [1851-1909], by his second wife the former Emily Codrington Jones [died 2015]; three sons and 1 daughter.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at the West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, 12 Aug, 2019.

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Ann Patience Thistlethwayte 1930-2019

_. Ann Patience Thistlethwayte, who died 2 August, 2019, aged 89, was a scion of the Earls of Portsmouth; born 12 February, 1930, daughter of Captain Newton James Wallop William-Powlett [1896-1963] by his wife the former Barbara Patience Greenwell [1906-97], scion of the Greenwell baronets; married 10 Oct, 1953, Lieutenant-Col. Thomas Noel Thistlethwayte [1925-2015] scion of that landed family, by whom she had four children.

The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Throwleigh, Devon, 29 Aug, 2019.

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Milo George Cowper-Coles [born 2019]

_. Charlotte M Cowper-Coles [nee Carpenter], wife of Frederick Peter [Freddie] Cowper-Coles, scion of the Coles landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Milo George, 23 July, 2019, a brother for Theo.

Freddie Cowper-Coles is a son of Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, KCMG, LVO [born 1955] by his former wife the former Bridget Mary Elliott [b 1953].

Charlotte is a daughter of Michael Carpenter.

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Sir James Douglas Spooner [1932-2019]

_. Sir James Spooner, who died 8 August, 2019, aged 87, was Honorary Treasurer of the Global Warming Policy Foundation; and a former chairman of Barclays Bank PLC and the supermarket Sainsbury's.

He was also is a former Director of John Swire & Sons, former Deputy Chairman and subsequently Chairman of the Royal Opera. He was a former Non executive director of St. Andrew's Healthcare; and was a patron of the Longford Trust. He was also Chairman of the Prince's Trust.

Born 11 July, 1932, he was educated at Eton.

The funeral takes place at the Parish Church of All Saints', Pytchley, 9 September, 2019.

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Maccabe/Cecil engagement

The engagement was announced 9 August, 2019, between Thomas A. Maccabe, second son of Douglas Maccabe and the late Carol Maccabe, of St Ouen, Jersey, and the Hon Emily Sarah Cecil [born 15 November, 1991], elder daughter of the 4th Baron Rockley [born 29 July, 1961], of Lytchett Heath, Dorset, by his wife the former Katherine Jane Whalley.

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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Anthony James Gray 1936-2019

_. Anthony James Gray, who died 1 August, 2019, aged 83, was born circa 1936, son of Professor Sir James Gray, CBE, MC, FRS [1891-1975] by his wife the former Norah King; married 1963, Lady Lana Mary Gabrielle Baring [1943-1974] daughter of the 3rd Earl of Cromer [1918-91] by his wife the former Hon Esme Mary Gabrielle Harmsworth [1922-2011], scion of the Viscounts Rothermere, by whom he had issue.

The funeral will take place at St Peter's Church, Stourton, Wiltshire, 4 September, 2019.

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Evans-Freke/Johnson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 8 August, 2019, between Yorick Peter Evans-Freke [born 1992], scion of the Barons Carbery, eldest son of the Hon Stephen Ralfe Evans-Freke [born 1952], of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands and Castle Freke, Co Cork, Ireland, & of Valerie Evans-Freke [nee Johnson] of Tuxedo Park, New York, & Penelope B. Johnson, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Gregory Johnson of Billings, Montana.

Yorick is a grandson of the 11th Baron Carbery [1920-2012]

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Claire Leonora Ward [nee Baring] 1936-2019

_. Claire Leonora Ward (née Baring), who died 4 August, 2019, aged 83, was a scion of the Barons Ashburton, and mother of Tracy, Duchess of Beaufort.

She was born 29 February, 1936, the daughter of Amyas Evelyn Giles Baring [1910-86], by his first wife the former Mona Montgomerie Mullins, from who he was divorced in 1949 [she died 1988]; she married 21 November, 1956 [divorced 1974] the Hon Peter Alistair Ward [1926-2008], scion of the Earls of Dudley, a son of the 3rd Earl of Dudley [1894-1969], by his 1st wife the former Lady Rosemary Millicent Leveson-Gower [1893-1930]; and had issue, [1] Rachel Claire Ward [b 12 Sept 1957] the actress [The Thornbirds, etc], [2] Tracy Louise Ward [b 22 Dec 1958] married 1987 [div 2018] the 12th Duke of Beaufort [b 22 May 1952], and [3] Alexander Evelyn Giles Ward [born 1 July 1961]. Claire Ward was the mistress for over 30 years of Antony, Viscount Lambton [the disclaimed Earl of Durham], and they lived together in Italy until his death in 2006.

Mrs Ward leaves 8 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service takes place at St Peter's Church, Cornwell, 17 September, 2019.

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Sampson/Bristow engagement

The engagement was announced 7 August, 2019 between Hamish A. Sampson, son of Mr and Mrs Nigel Sampson, of Thorpe Underwood, North Yorkshire, and Lily Annabel Mary Bristow [born 1989], , daughter of Mr Timothy Dominic Ian James Bristow [born 1 July, 1959], of the Isle of Wight, and his former wife the former Annabel J.D. Palmer [now Mrs Richard Fife, of Great Langton, North Yorkshire].

Lily Bristow's grandfather, James Percy Bristow married in 1958, the Hon Caroline Jean Lawson Johnston [born 25 Dec, 1935], daughter of the 2nd Baron Luke [1905-96].

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Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Stirling-Aird/Prophet engagement

The engagement was announced 6 Aug, 2019, between James Christian [Jamie] Stirling-Aird [born 1978], scion of the Stirlings of Kippendavie, a Scots landed family, second son of Richard John Stirling-Aird [born 1946], of Dunblane, Perthshire, and the late Mrs Merete Stirling-Aird [nee Jensen, who died 2018], and Fiona E. Prophet, younger daughter of Major and Mrs Robert Prophet, of Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire.

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Martel/Fielder engagement

The engagement was announced 6 Aug, 2019 between Hugo G.C. Martel [born 1993], younger son of Mr Nicholas Charles Giffard Martel [born 21 Dec, 1960], of Bedale, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Jane Martel, of Milverton, Somerset, and Alexandra, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs R.G. Fielder, of Chelsea, London.

Hugo is descended from the Ropner baronets. His grandfather Maj Charles Peter Martel married in 1957, Susan Carole Ropner.

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Monday, August 05, 2019

George Henry Fitzroy Somerset 1999-2019

_. George Henry Fitzroy Somerset, who died 20 July, 2019, aged 20, was a scion of the Barons Raglan [a cadet of the Dukes of Beaufort].

He was born 21 January, 1999, son of Henry Robert Fitzroy Somerset [born 13 February, 1961], by his wife the former Jane Laird Gordon. He is survived by his parents and siblings, Alice [born 1993], and Claire [born 1995].

George was a grandson of David Somerset [1930-2014], who, as chief cashier of the Bank of England, had his signature on all the bank notes in the 1980s.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Leigh, Kent, 19 August, 2019.

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Saturday, August 03, 2019

Angela Mary Pelly [died 2019]

_. Angela Mary Pelly [nee Peate] died 26 July, 2019. She was 92. Daughter of R.O. Peate; married 14 Feb, 1967, Michael Richard Parmenter Pelly [1925-1992], scion of the Pelly baronets, by whom she had a daughter, Rose [born 26 January, 1971].

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White-Spunner/Lyons engagement

_. The engagement was announced 3 August, 2019, between Christy White-Spunner, scion of that landed family, son of Lieut-Gen Sir Barnabas William Benjamin [Barney] White-Spunner, KCB, CBE [born 1957], and Lady White-Spunner, of Broadwindsor, Dorset, and India Lyons, daughter of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Lyons, of Stanhoe, Norfolk.

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Friday, August 02, 2019

Macfarlane/Clifford engagement

_. The engagement was announced 2 August, 2019, between Yvo Benedict Macfarlane [born 1988], son of Thomas P Macfarlane, of Combe, Somerset, by his wife the former Cathryn Harriet Windsor-Clive [born 1958], scion of the Earls of Plymouth, & Sophie Katharine Rose Clifford [born 1991], scion of the Barons Clifford of Chudleigh, daughter of the Hon Rollo Hugh Clifford [born 1954], of Porlock, Somerset, by his wife the former Caroline Peta Roberts.

Sophie is a granddaughter of the 13th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh.

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Adrienne Drummond-Hay 1921-2018

_. Adrienne Drummond-Hay, who died 23 December, 2018, aged 97, was the second wife of George Thomson Drummond-Hay [1916-83], scion of the Earls of Kinnoull; she was Adrienne Ruth Southin, daughter of John William Southin, of Vancouver, and married [1]  ___Dillon, [2]____Russell, and [3] 1949 [divorced 1960] George Drummond-Hay. She is survived by four sons, John Dillon, and three sons from her marriage to Drummond-Hay, Eric, Charles and Leslie.

The Drummond-Hay surname came about in the mid-eighteenth century with the marriage of an Archbishop of York Robert Hay, later Hay-Drummond [1711-76], a son of the 8th Earl of Kinnoull, and one Henrietta Auriol. Their grandson, Edward, switched the surname round from Hay-Drummond to Drummond-Hay. The 7th Earl of Kinnoull's wife was the former Margaret Drummond, daughter of the 1st Viscount Strathallan.

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Denise Critchley-Salmonson 1918-2019

_. Denise Critchley-Salmonson, who died 23 July, 2019, aged 100, was a member of the landed gentry family of that name and a distant cousin of the Queen.

She was born in 1918 a daughter of Major Denis Granville Coskey Critchley-Salmonson [1891-1943], by his wife the former Mary Ellis [1888-1971], scion of the Barons Howard De Walden, and descended from the extinct Dukes of Portland. She was a fourth cousin of the Queen sharing a Cavendish-Bentinck descent from the 3rd Duke of Portland. She never married.

A Requiem Mass takes place at St Peter's Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, 12 August, 2019.

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Apsley/Kushma engagement

_. The engagement was announced 2 August, 2019 between Benjamin George Henry [Ben] Bathurst, styled Baron Apsley [born 6 March, 1990], son and heir of the 9th Earl Bathurst [born 11 March, 1961], of Cirencester Park, Gloucestershire, by his first wife the former Hilary Jane George [now Hilary, Baroness Apsley], & Sara E. Kushma, youngest daughter of Michael and Debra Kushma, of New York City, New York.

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Thursday, August 01, 2019

Romy Jane Percy [born 2019]

_. Lady Max Percy [nee Princess Nora Amelie Claudia Christiana Maria Notgera zu Oettingen, born 10 June, 1990], wife of Lord Max Ralph Percy [born 26 May, 1990], gave birth to a daughter, Romy Jane, in Munich, 31 July, 2019.

Lord Ralph is the second son of the 12th Duke of Northumberland [born 16 Nov, 1956], of Alnwick Castle, and Syon House, by his wife the former Isobel Jane Miller Richard.

Lady Max Percy is the third daughter of Albrecht Ernst Otto Joseph Maria Notger, Prince of Oettingen Oettingen & Oettingen-Spielberg, by his wife the former Angela Jank.

Romy is the first grandchild for the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland.

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