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Monday, September 30, 2019

Sybil Jane Velvet Baird-Smith [born 2019]

_. Dorelia Baird-Smith [nee Adeane], wife of Max Baird-Smith, and scion of the Adeane landed family, gave birth to a daughter Sybil Jane Velvet, 29 September, 2019, a sister for Frank and Cecily.

Mrs Baird-Smith is a daughter of Mr & Mrs James Adeane, of Ramsholt, Suffolk, and Max is the elder son of Mr Robin Baird-Smith and the late Sarah Baird-Smith, of Belsize Park, London.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sandys/Warhurst engagement

_.The engagement was announced 28 September, 2019 between Edward M Sandys, scion of that landed family, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Myles Sandys, of Graythwaite Hall, Cumbria, and Lucy A. Warhurst, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jeffrey Warhurst, of Green Farm, Sutton-under-Brailes, Warwickshire.

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Turner/Jessel engagement

The engagement was announced 28 September, 2019, between Oliver Turner, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Turner, of Bushey Heath, Herts, and Camilla Alice Louise Jessel [born 1991], scion of the Jessel baronets, daughter of Mr Alastair John Jessel [born 1959], of Pembury, Kent, by his former wife the former Gail Alexandra Partridge [now Mrs Peter Hall, of Marden, Kent].

Camilla Jessel is a granddaughter of Sir Charles Jessel, 3rd Baronet.

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The 3rd Viscount Davidson 1934-2019

_. The 3rd Viscount Davidson died 27 September, 2019. He was 85.

Malcolm William Mackenzie Davidson was born 28 August, 1934, the second son of the 1st Viscount Davidson, GCVO, CH, CB, PC [1889-1970], by his wife the former Hon Frances Joan Dickinson, DBE [who was given a life peerage as Baroness Northchurch].

He married in 1970, Mrs [Evelyn[ Anne Carew Perfect, the second daughter of William Blackmore Storey, by whom he had issue, a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Sophie.

Malcolm Davidson succeeded his elder brother as 3rd Viscount Davidson, 20 July, 2012.

His only son, the Hon [John] Nicholas Alexander Davidson, who was born in 1971, succeeds as 4th Viscount.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at All Saints' Church, Terling, Essex, 23 October, 2019.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Ian Malcolm Grant MacIntyre, 17th Chieftain of Camus-na-h-Erie [1940-2019]

Ian Malcolm Grant MacIntyre, 17th Chieftain of Camus-na-h-Erie on 26th September in his 80th year. Beloved long-term companion of Anne, Countess of Dunmore, loving and adored father of Duncan, Annabelle and Abby, sorely missed by Katie, Rebecca and their families and by his grandchildren; Skye, Rosie, Zara, Poppy, Lily, Jack, Kitty, Lulu and Florrie.

Thanksgiving Service to be held at the Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh on Wednesday 16th October at 2 p.m. All welcome, family flowers only.

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Colonel Sir Robert Christie Stewart, KCVO [died 2019]

_. Colonel Sir Robert Christie Stewart, KCVO, who died 26 September, 2019, aged 93, was Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Kinross-shire, 1966-74; son of Maj Alexander Caldwell Stewart, by his wife the former Florence Hamilton Lighton, scion of the Lighton baronets; married 21 May, 1953, Ann Grizel Cochrane [born 26 June, 1932], scion of the Barons Cochrane of Cults, daughter of Air Chief Marshal the Hon Sir Ralph Cochrane [1895-1977], by his wife the former Hilda Frances Holme Wiggin [died 1982]; by whom he had issue, five children.

A funeral service will be held at Dollar Parish Church, 8 Oct, 2019.

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HRH Princess Beatrice of York engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

_. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2019, between Mr Edoardo Alessandro M. Mapelli Mozzi [born London 1 November, 1983], son of Count Alessandro [Alex] Mapelli Mozzi [born 1951], by his former wife the former Nicola Diana Burrows [born Feb 1956] [now Mrs Nikki Williams-Ellis, MBE], & HRH Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York [born London, 8 August, 1988], elder daughter of HRH The Prince Andrew, Duke of York [born 19 February, 1960], by his former wife the former Sarah Margaret Ferguson [born 15 October, 1959].

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead, QC, PC 1933-2019

_. The Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead, QC, PC, a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, died 25 September, 2019. He was 86.

Donald James Nicholls was born 25 January, 1933, the son of William Greenhow Nicholls [1902-93], by his wife the former Eleanor Jane Looney [1895-1939]; married 1960, Jennifer Mary Thomas [born 1935], daughter of William Ewart Chambers Thomas [1899-1973], by his wife the former Enid M. Jones, by whom he had issue, two sons and a daughter.

He was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1994 and created a life peer as Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead, of Stoke d'Abernon in the County of Surrey.

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Nathalie Brooke (née Benckendorff) [1923- 2019]

_. Nathalie Brooke (née Benckendorff) who died 16 September, 2019, aged 97, was the widow of art historian Humphrey Brooke, CVO [1914-1988], and was a granddaughter of Alexander Konstantinovich Benckendorff [1849-1917], the Russian Empire's last ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Nathalie's mother was the harpist Maria Korchinska. Her father was Count Constantine Benckendorff.

She leaves grandchildren Alexander and Nicholas Dale, Beatrice O'Connell and Leo Dugdale.

The funeral will be held at St Peter's Church, Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6BX, on 7 Oct.. Interment in Claydon, Suffolk at a later date.

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Charteris/Russell engagement

The engagement is announced between Michael J. Samuel Charteris [born 1991], scion of the Earls of Wemyss and March, son of Mr Martin Ian Charteris [born 1960], of Harare, Zimbabwe, by his wife the former Dr Helen Heath, and Rose Susanna Russell [born 1992], scion of the Barons Ampthill, daughter of the Hon John Hugo Trenchard Russell [born 1950] , of Dorset, and Mrs Susanna Russell [nee Merriam], of London.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bridgeman/Straker engagement

The engagement was announced 25 September, 2019, between the Hon Orlando Henry Geoffrey Bridgeman [born 11 April, 1983], fourth and youngest son of the 3rd Viscount Bridgeman [born 5 December, 1930], by his wife the former [Victoria] Harriet Lucy Turton, scion of that landed family, & Jacquetta Lucy Eyre Straker [born 1984], scion of that landed gentry family, eldest daughter of Nicholas David Barclay Straker [born 6 May, 1952], by his wife the former Victoria Eyre Gray [born 15 July, 1958].

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Romanov [Russia]/Georganta engagement

The engagement was announced 25 September, 2019, between Prince Rostislav Romanov [born 1985], scion of the Royal House of Russia, elder son of the late Prince Rostislav Rostislavavitch Romanov [1938-1999] by his wife the former Christia Ipsen [born 3 April, 1949 - now the Baroness Ampthill], and Foteini Maria Christina Georganta, daughter of the late Mr Philippos S. Georgantas and of Mrs Philippos Georganta, of Athens, Greece.

Prince Rostislav is a grandson of Prince Rostislav [1902-78], a great-grandson of Xenia, Grand Duchess of Russia [1875-1960], and a great-great-grandson of Alexander III, Tsar of Russia [1845-94] &c.

Prince Rostislav is the father of a son, Rostislav Georgante.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Daisy Juliet Doyne Vigors [born 2019]

_. Flora Vigors (born 1983, nee Gordon Lennox) wife of Nicholas Desmond D. Vigors (born 1983), and scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, gave birth to a daughter, Daisy Juliet Doyne, in Baden, 23 September, 2019, a sister for Oscar George Doyne, who was born in Baden, 26 January, 2018.

Nick Vigors, scion of the Irish landed family of that name, is the eldest son of Mr Patrick Mervyn Doyne Vigors, of London, and Mrs Patrick Vigors (nee Dinah F. Burrows), of Stapleford, Wiltshire.
Flora Vigors  is a daughter of David Henry Charles Gordon Lennox (b 1935), of Saxham Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, by his wife the former Elizabeth Stirling, daughter of Sir William Gurdon Stirling, GCB, CBE, DSO.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Anna Gascoyne-Cecil [died 2019]

_, Anna Gascoyne-Cecil, who died 30 August, 2019, was the actress Anna Sharkey, who appeared in The Avengers [1961], Rumpole of the Bailey [1978], &c. She was the second wife, and widow of actor Jonathan Cecil [1939-2011], a scion of the Marquesses of Salisbury, son of Lord David Cecil [1902-86], by his wife the former Rachel McCarthy.

She married Jonathan Cecil in 1976. There were no children of the marriage.

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Russell/Yoon engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 September, 2019, between the Hon Edward Charles Stanley Russell [born 2 September, 1985], scion of the Barons Russell of Liverpool [cr 1919], elder son and heir of the 3rd Baron Russell of Liverpool [born 30 Aug, 1952], of Fulham, London, by his wife the former Dr Gilda F. Albano, & Dr Bella H. Yoon, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Stefano Yoon, of Seoul, South Korea.

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Sir Peter Forwood, 4th Baronet 1925-2019

_, Sir Peter Forwood, 4th and last Baronet, late the Welsh Guards, died 12 September, 2019. He was 93.

He was born 15 October, 1925, son of Arthur Noel Forwood [1881-1960] [3rd son of the 1st Baronet], by his second wife the former Hyacinth Pollard.

The baronetcy was created in 1895 for Sir Arthur Forwood, Conservative MP for Lancashire [SW] Ormskirk, who was secretary to the Admiralty 1886-92.

He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his cousin, Maj Sir Dudley Forwood, 3rd Baronet, in January, 2001. Sir Dudley was the sole Equerry to HRH The Duke of Windsor after his abdication in 1936 until the outbreak of the Second World War, and was present at the duke's marriage to Mrs Wallis Simpson, in France, in June, 1937.

He married in 1950, Helen Roy Murphy, daughter of James Murphy, MBE, FRCS, of Horsham Sussex, by whom he had six daughters.

The baronetcy now becomes extinct.

The funeral takes place at the Church of St Anthony & St George, Duncton, West Sussex, 4 October, 2019.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Burton/Elkington engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 21 September, 2019, between Jonathan D.C. Burton, son of Mr & Mrs David Burton, of Seaton, co Devon, & Louise Alice Rosemary Elkington [born 1986], daughter of Robert John Elkington, of Sutton Scotney, co Hampshire, by his wife the former Mary Patricia Ashley Cooper [born 1953], scion of the Earls of Shaftesbury.

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David Rudyerd Wynn-Williams 1934-2019

_. David Rudyerd Wynn-Williams, who died 12 September, 2019, aged 85, was the father of Virginia, Duchess of Roxburghe, who lost her husband the 10th Duke, on 29 August.

He was born in 1934, son of Derwas Douglas W. Wynn-Williams [1907-98], by his wife the former Marjorie B. Cox; and married firstly, Shirley P. Maltwood [later wife of Christopher Edwards], daughter of Ryder Gardyne Maltwood, by his wife the former Nancy Kathleen Lewis; married secondly, Susie ______. He leaves two daughters from his first marriage, Virginia [born 1963, who married, as his second wife, the 10th Duke of Roxburghe [[1954-2019]] ], and Alison [born 1965].

 Private cremation followed by a Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration of his life at the Church of St Martin's of Tours, Martinstown, Dorset on 1 October, 2019.

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Dickinson/Selmon engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 September, 2019, between Milo Clervaux Mancroft Dickinson [born 1989], son of Simon Clervaux Dickinson [born 1948], of Wortley House, Gloucestershire, descended from the Chaytor baronets, by his wife the former Hon Jessica Rosetta Mancroft [born 1954], scion of the Barons Mancroft, & Katharine Mary Selmon [born 1990], daughter of Charles R. Selmon [born 1961], of Faversham, Kent, by his former wife the former Gaie M. Morris [born 1960, now Mrs Rupert Loftie, of Pluckley, Kent].

Milo Dickinson is a grandson of the 2nd Baron Mancroft [1914-87].

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Sir Philip Haworth, 3rd Baronet 1927-2019

_. Sir Philip Haworth, 3rd Baronet died 3 September, 2019, aged 92.

He was born 17 January, 1927, son of Sir [Arthur] Geoffrey Haworth, 2nd Baronet, by his wife the former Emily Dorothea Gaddum, and succeeded to the baronetcy [created in 1911] upon the death of his father, 1987.

He married in 1951, Joan Helen Clark [died 2017], daughter of Stanley Percival Clark [1889-1954], of Ipswich, by his wife the former Ida Ethel Poole [1893-1986], by whom he had issue, four sons and one daughter.

The baronetcy now passes to his eldest son, Christopher, who was born 6 November, 1951.

A Memorial Service will be held at St Oswald’s Church, Lower Peover, near Knutsford, on 26 October, 2019.

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Codrington/Dalrymple engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 September, 2019, between Major Hugo C. Codrington, of the Coldstream Guards, scion of that landed gentry family, son of Stephen Mark Codrington [born 1957], of Brightwalton, co Berkshire, by his wife the former Ursula J. Dawson, & Louisa Alice Clare Dalrymple [born 1990], scion of the Earls of Stair, daughter of Andrew David Dalrymple [born 1959], of Gifford, East Lothian, by his wife the former Bryony Winterton Major.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

James Charles Harold Sutherland Janson 1975-2019

_. James Charles Harold [Jamie] Sutherland Janson, who took his own life in September, 2019, was a scion of the Earls of Sutherland, one of the oldest peerages in the Peerage of Scotland.

He was born 6 September, 1975, a son of the Hon Martin Dearman Sutherland Janson [born 1947], by his wife the former Hon Mary Ann Balfour [born 1949], scion of the Barons Balfour of Inchyre.

He was a grandson paternally of the [24th] Countess of Sutherland, a peeress in her own right.

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The Lady Anne Sophia Berry 1919-2019

_. The Lady Anne Sophia Berry, who has died in Gisborne, New Zealand, aged 99, was a scion of the extinct Earls of Orford; born in 1919, as Lady Anne Sophia Walpole, daughter of the 5th Earl of Orford [1854-1931], by his second wife the former Emily Gladys Oakes [1891-1988]; married firstly, 1939, Col. Joseph Eric Palmer, CBE, TD, DL [1903-80]; married secondly, 1990, Robert James Berry.

She leaves two sons from her first marriage, John [born 1943], and Anthony [born 1945].

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Lady Henniker [died 2019]

_. Lady Henniker, who died 13 September, 2019, aged 70, was the wife of Sir Adrian Henniker, 9th Baronet.

She was the former Lorna Ann 'Annie' Britton, daughter of Stuart Britton, of Malvern House, Llandaff, Cardiff, and married Adrian Chandos Henniker [born 18 Oct, 1946] in 1971. She is survived by her husband and by two daughters, Victoria [born 1976], and Holly [twin, born 1976].

The Funeral Service will be held on 3 October, 2019, at the Priory Church of St Mary's, Monk Street, Abergavenny.

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Samuel Gathorne Gathorne Hardy [1936-2019]

_. Samuel Gathorne Hardy, who died 19 September, 2019, was a scion of the Earls of Cranbrook; born in 1936, yr son of Cdr the Hon Antony Gathorne Hardy [1907-78] by his first wife the former Ruth Elizabeth Thorowgood; married 1965, Grace D'Cruz, by whom he had issue.

Samuel Gathorne Hardy was a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Cranbrook.

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Archie Jonathan Charles Ponsonby [born 2019]

_. Joanna Kate Ponsonby [nee Sutton, born 1987], wife of Frederick Edward Ponsonby [born 1986], scion of the Ponsonby baronets, gave birth to a son, Archie Jonathan Charles, 19 September, 2019.

Fred Ponsonby is a younger son of Sir Charles Ponsonby, 3rd Baronet [born 1951], of Woodstock, co Oxford, by his wife the former Mary Priscilla Bromley Davenport, scion of that landed gentry family.

Joanna Ponsonby is a daughter of Robert Hiles Sutton [born 1954], of Newton Valence, co Hampshire, by his wife the former Caroline Jane Dewey [born 1955], daughter of Sir Anthony Dewey, 3rd Baronet [1921-2016]

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Eliza Beatrice Mary Henniker-Major [born 2019]

_. Sophie L. Henniker-Major [nee Short], wife of George Richard Henniker-Major [born 1985], scion of the Barons Henniker, gave birth to a daughter, Eliza Beatrice Mary, 18 September, 2019.

George is a son of John Alexander Henniker-Major [born 1952], by his wife the former Mary Mathiesen.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Maj Colin Guy Napier Campbell [1930-2019]

_. Colin Guy Napier Campbell, who died 17 September, 2019, aged 89, was a scion of the Campbell baronets [cr 1815]; born 14 July, 1930, son of Colonel John Archibald Campbell [1898-1974], by his 1st wife the former Dorothy Field; married firstly, 17 July, 1965, Lucy Barnett, daughter of James A. Barnett, Jun; married secondly, 1987, as her second husband, Charmian Rachel Montagu Douglas Scott [1942-2009], scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, daughter of Lord George Montagu Douglas Scott [1911-99], by his wife the formerMary Winona Mannin Bishop [1911-98], the portrait painter.

Colin Napier leaves two daughters from his first marriage, Georgina [b 1969], and Tessa [born 1971].

The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Charminster, Dorset, 12 Oct, 2019.

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Joshua Richard Hugo Nunn [born 2019]

_.Charlotte Catherine Mary Nunn [nee Ayles, born 1988], wife of Jack A.J. Nunn, gave birth to a son, Joshua Richard Hugo, 17 September, 2019.

Jack is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Jeremy Nunn, of Kimpton, Hampshire, and Charlotte is a daughter of Dr Anthony Charles Murray Ayles, of Edinburgh, by his wife the former Catherine Rose Law [born 1962], scion of the Barons Ellenborough, a great-granddaughter of the 7th Baron.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sir [Charles Mansfield]Tobias Clarke, 6th Baronet 1939-2019

_. Sir [Charles Mansfield] Tobias Clarke, 6th Baronet, died 16 September, 2019. Sir Toby, as he was known, was the 6th holder of the baronetcy created for Queen Adelaide's physician in 1831.

He adopted the additional forename of Tobias in 1962 and succeeded his father in 1973.

He was a vice-president of the Standing Council of Baronetage, and founder of the The Baronets' Journal.

He was born 8 September, 1939, the son of Sir Humphrey Clarke, 5th Baronet and was educated at Eton, Christ Church, Oxford, La Sorbonne, and New York University.

He founded The Baronets' Journal in 1987 and from 1993 to 1996 he was chairman of the Standing Council of the Baronetage Bankers Trust Co.

Through his grandmother, Elfrida Roosevelt (Lady Clarke, wife of Sir Orme Bigland Clarke, Bt. CBE) he is related to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt is his first cousin, three times removed. He is also the second cousin, three times removed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

He married firstly, 1971 [div 1979] Charlotte, daughter of Roderick Walter; married secondly, 1984,  [later div] Teresa Loraine Aphrodite de Chair, scion of that landed family, daughter of Somerset de Chair, and a sister-in-law of the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg, PC, MP.

Sir Toby leaves three children from his second marriage, Theodora Roosevelt Clarke (born 4 August 1985), Augusta Elfrida Clarke (born 25 April 1987) and Olympic athlete Lawrence Somerset Clarke (born 12 March 1990).

The baronetcy now passes to his only son.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Heard/Romanov engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 12 September, 2019, between Edward George W. Heard [born 1983], son of Mr William J. Heard, by his wife the former Laura A. Carter, & Princess Alexandra Romanov [born 1983], daughter of Prince Rostislav Romanov [1938-1999], by his wife the former Christia Ipsen [born 1949], daughter of Harold Noregaard Ipsen, of Chicago, USA, by his wife the former Lorraine Wrobel.

Princess Alexandra's mother later married in 2002, the 5th Baron Ampthill [born 27 May, 1947].

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Nicholas Banerji [born 2019]

_. The Hon Katharine Mary Banerji [nee Waldegrave, born 1980], wife of Indrojit Banerji, and scion of the Earls Waldegrave, gave birth to a son, Nicholas, 13 September, 2019, a brother for Samuel & Ellora.

Indrojit is the son of Sujit Banerji, of Bombay, who married in 2009, Katharine Waldegrave, daughter of the Baron Waldegrave of North Hill, life peer [born 1946], by his wife the former Linda Margaret Caroline Burrows, OBE [born 1952].

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The 5th Baron Northbourne 1926-2019

_. The 5th Baron Northbourne, who died 8 September, 2019, aged 93, was one of the hereditary peers elected to the House of Lords in 1999.

Christopher George Walter James was born 18 February, 1926, son of the 4th Baron Northbourne [1896-1982], by his wife the former Katherine Louise Nickerson [died 1980]; and succeeded to the peerage [created in 1884], on the demise of his father, 17 June, 1982.

He married 18 July, 1959, Aliki Louise Helene Marie-Synge Claudel, daughter of Henri Claudel, of Chatou-sur-Seine, France, by whom he had three sons, and one daughter.

He is succeeded in the peerage and baronetcy [which was cr 1791], by his eldest son, the Hon Charles Walter Henri James [born 14 June, 1960].

The funeral takes place at St Augustine's Church, Northbourne, 20 September, 2019.

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Liddell-Grainger/Wilks engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 September, 2019, between Peter Richard Liddell-Grainger [born 1987], scion of that landed family, son of Ian Richard Peregrine Liddell-Grainger, MP, of Bicknoller, co Somerset [born 1959], by his wife the former Jill Nesbitt [born 1956], & Elizabeth Anne Wilks [born 1985], daughter of Dr Peter Robert Wilks, of Sandhill, co Surrey, by his wife the former Victoria Anne Morgan Woollam [born 1954].

Peter Liddell-Grainger is a great-great-grandson of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone [1883-1981], who was a granddaughter of HM Queen Victoria.

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Sebastian Carter [born 2019]

_. Hannah Rose Carter [nee Gillingham, born 1982], wife of Robert E.R. Carter, gave birth to a third son, Sebastian, 10 September, 2019, a brother for Robert & Edward.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was present at the marriage in Wingfield, Suffolk, 28 April, 2012, Robert Carter, elder son of Mr & Mrs Robert Carter, of Langham, Norfolk, and Hannah Gillingham, elder daughter of Mr Timothy M. Gillingham, of Brundish, Suffolk, by his wife the former Helen Stanton.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Major Jeremy Ingham Whitaker 1934-2019

_. Major Jeremy Whitaker, died 9 September, 2019, aged 84. The 17 year-old Lady Diana Spencer took up her first job as a nanny to his baby daughter, Alexandra, back in 1979, at his Land of Nod estate, at Headley Down, Hampshire.

Jeremy Inhgam Whitaker was born 10 November, 1934, son of Major Leith Ingham Tomkins Whitaker [1907-1971], by his wife the former Myrtle Clare Van de Weyer [1910-1997], a great-granddaughter of the 2nd Earl of Craven; he served in the Coldstream Guards; he married Philippa van Straubenzee [born 1944], scion of that landed family, daughter of Lt-Col Henry van Straubenzee [1914-2002], by his wife the former Angela Fenwick [1918-2000], descended from the Dukes of Manchester, by whom he had issue, a son Benjamin [born 17 Apr, 1979], and two daughters, Alexandra [born 27 June, 1975], and Camilla [born 31 May, 1980].

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Luke's Church, Grayshott on Tuesday 5 November 2019.

Princess Alexandra von Preussen 1947-2019

_. Princess Alexandra von Preussen [nee Blahova], who died 8 September, 2019, aged 71, was the wife of a member of a descendant of the Royal House of Prussia, Prince William Andrew von Preussen [born 14 Nov, 1947], a grandson of the last German Crown Prince and a great-grandson of Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

She was born Alexandra Blahova, 28 December, 1947, at Brno, Czechoslovakia, daughter of Frantisek Blahova by his wife the former Vlasta Dokoupilova, and married firstly, 17 Nov, 1972 [divorced 1979], Tom Alsbett [born 1949]; married secondly, 2 January, 1979, Prince William Andrew von Preussen [b 1947],  son of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Christoph, Prince of Prussia [1911-66], by his wife the former Lady Brigid Katherine Rachel Guinness [1920-95], daughter of the 2nd Earl of Iveagh [1874-1967].

She is survived by her husband and by a son, Friedrich Alexander [born 28 Nov, 1984]. and Tatiana Brigid Honor [Tanya] [born 16 Oct 1980].

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Sunday, September 08, 2019

Mary Nancy Sarah Duckworth-Chad [born 2019]

_. Lucy Rose Duckworth-Chad [nee Greenwell, born 1979], wife of William George Christopher Duckworth-Chad [born 1975], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a first daughter, Mary Nancy Sarah, 7 September, 2019, a sister for Kit [born 2012] and for Ned [who was born 2014].

William is a son of Anthony Nicholas George Duckworth-Chad , OBE [born 1942], by his wife the former Elizabeth Sarah Wake-Walker [born 1942], scion of the Walker baronets, and descended from the Earls Spencer.

William Duckworth-Chad is a second cousin of HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH The Duke of Sussex, all being great-grandchildren of the 7th Earl Spencer [1892-1975].

Lucy Duckworth-Chad is a daughter of Sir Edward Greenwell, 4th Baronet [born 1948].

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Eliza Jennifer Richmond-Watson [born 2019]

_. Laura Mary Richmond-Watson [nee Innes, born 1987], wife of Mark William Richmond-Watson [born 1987], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Eliza Jennifer, 25 August, 2019, a sister for Wilfred.

Mark R-W is a son of Colin Woodrow Richmond-Watson [born 1951], by his wife the former Penelope Cadbury [born 1957], scion of the eponymous chocolate manufacturing landed family.

Laura Richmond-Watson is a daughter of Peter David Innes [born 1952], a descendant of the Varons Westbury, by his wife the former Carolyn Ann Darley Blackwell [born 1956], daughter of Julian Blackwell, by his wife the former Jocelyn D. Wykeham.

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James Julius Wykeham Wickham [born 2019]

_. Elszabeth Wickham [née Luijckx) wife of Patrick David Wykeham Wickham [born 1972], gave birth to a son, James Julius Wykeham, 4 September, 2019, a brother to Thomas Reinier Wykeham, who was born 14 Apr, 2010, and for Henry Robin Wykeham, who was born 27 Feb, 2013.

Patrick Wickham is a son of Robin Herbert Wickham by his wife the former Teresa Marie Byrne, a granddaughter maternally of the 3rd Baron Lawrence.

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Saturday, September 07, 2019

Prudence Mary Scott [nee Milligan] 1926-2019

_. Prudence Mary Scott died 1 September, 2019. She was a daughter of Capt [Robert] Grenville Henderson Milligan, RN [1894-1952], of Winscombe, co Somerset, by his wife the former Mary [Molly] Anderson Entwistle [1900-84]; married 1953, Peter Francis Scott, CBE [1917-2010], scion of the Scott baronets, by whom she had issue, a son and three daughters.

A private cremation Requiem Mass takes place at Our Lady of Victories, Kensington High Street, London, on 19 September, 2019.

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Agnew/Burton engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 7 September, 2019, between Jethro Luke Agnew [born 1988], scion of the Agnew baronets, son of [John] Stuart Agnew [born 1949], of Helhoughton, co Norfolk,  by his wife the former Diana Margaret Zoë Baker, & Elizabeth Burton, daughter of Dr Lee Burton, of Wells, Somerset, and Dr Helen Burton, of Rudham, Norfolk.

Jethro's father is heir presumptive to the baronetcy held by his cousin, Sir George Agnew, 7th Bt [born 1953]

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Gummer/Freeland engagement

_. The engagement was announced 7 September, 2019, between the Hon James Alun Selwyn Gummer [born 1990], son of the Baron Chadlington, life peer [born 1942], by his wife the former Lucy Rachel Dudley Hill [born 1957],  & Marigold Clare Freeland [born 1990], daughter of Rowan C.B. Freeland [born 1956], by his wife the former Davina A.C. Salisbury [born 1959].

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Isabella Rose Fetherston-Dilke [born 2019]

 _. Victoria Fetherston-Dilke [nee Silcock], wife of Edward Charles Fetherston-Dilke [born 1986], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Isabella Rose, 1 September, 2019.

Edward is a son of Michael Charles Fetherston-Dilke [born 1948], by his wife the former Rosemary Ann Keith [born 1951], descended from the Mann baronets.

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Telford/Blackett engagement

_. The engagement was announced 6 September, 2019, between Jonathan George M. Telford [born 1989], eldest son of Dr Richard S. Telford [born 1954], of Exmoor, co Devon, by his wife the former Lynn J. Smith, & [Camilla Harriet] Eve Blackett [born 1989], scion of the Blackett baronets, daughter of [John] Simon Blackett [born 1954], of Braemar, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the former Hon Geva Charlotte Caroline Winn [born 1955], daughter of the 5th Baron St Oswald [1919-1999], by his wife the former Denise Eileen Charlotte Loyd [b 1929], scion of that landed family.

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Friday, September 06, 2019

Robert Sackville Riseley [died 2019]

_. Robert Sackville Riseley, who died 30 August, 2019, aged 79; married in 1972, Anne Catherine Bower [born 1940], daughter of Sir Roger Herbert Bower, KCB, KBE [died 1990], by his wife the former Catherine Muriel Hotham [born 1908], scion of the Barons Hotham, who was raised to the rank of a baron's daughter on her brother's succession to the peerage, as 7th Baron, in 1923.

A service of thanksgiving will be held in Wyebridge, 18 September, 2019.

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Hon Richard John Rodney King 1943-2019

_. The Hon Richard King, who died in South Carolina, United States, 30 August, 2019, was born in 1943, son of the Baron King of Wartnaby [1918-2005], a life peer, sometime chairman of British Airways, by his 1st wife the former Lorna Kathleen Sykes [1914-69]; married 1985, Monika, daughter of Erich Boehm, of Florida, United States, by whom he had issue, a son, John-Erich.

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Elizabeth Caroline Tilden Whitelocke Buxton [died 2019]

_. Elizabeth Buxton [nee Abernethy], who died at Witney, co Oxford, 23 August, 2019, was a daughter of Douglas Allan Abernethy, FRCS; she married 9 Oct, 1965, Hugh Lawrence Buxton [1936-2005], scion of the Buxton baronets, son of Philip Olaf Buxton [1906-78], by his wife the former Ruth Christian Lawrence [1904-76], by whom she had a son, Guy [born 1969], and two daughters, Belinda [born 1967], and Anne [Nancy]  [born 1975]; a memorial service takes place at St Mary's Church, Swinbrook, 13 September, 2019.

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Timothy James Douro Hoare 1950-2019

_. Timothy Hoare, who died 31 August, 2019, was a scion of the landed gentry family of that name; born in 1950, son of Michael Douro Hoare [1925-2007], by his wife the former Valerie Anne James [b 1928]; married 1979 [div 1989], Linda Kinvara Cayzer [born 28 March, 1953], scion of the Barons Rotherwick, daughter of the Hon Michael Cayzer [1920-90], by his 1st wife the former Hon Patricia Helen Browne [1926-81], scion of the Barons Oranmore & Browne. Timothy James Douro Hoare leaves a son, Simon, born 1981.

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Thursday, September 05, 2019

Leslie Melville/Camamile engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 September, 2019, between John [Jack] Leslie Melville [born 1991], scion of the Earls of Leven & Melville, son of James Hugh Leslie Melville [born 1960], of Fife, by his wife the former Clare Jean Heywood-Lonsdale, scion of that landed family, descended from the Lords Rollo, & Amelia E.F. Camamile, daughter of Mr & Mrs Simon Camamile, of Lincolnshire.

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Liddell/Worssam engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 September, 2019, between Patrick Edward Charles Liddell [born 1991], scion of the Barons Ravensworth, son of Edward Henry Liddell [born 1953], of Wandsworth, London, by his wife the Hon Anna Kinnaird, daughter of the 13th Lord Kinnaird, & Sarah C. Worssam, daughter of Mr & Mrs Monty Worssam, of Ashburnham, East Sussex.

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Greenaway/Floyd engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 September, 2019, between Sir Thomas Edward Burdick Greenaway, 4th Baronet [born 3 April, 1985], son of the late Sir John Michael Burdick Greenaway, 3rd Baronet [1944-2015], by his wife the former Susan Margaret Birch, & Claire G.A. Floyd [born 1986], scion of the Floyd baronets, daughter of David Henry Cecil Floyd [born 2 Apr, 1956], of Bowerchalke, co Wiltshire, by his wife the former Caroline Anne Beckly.

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Sunday, September 01, 2019

Jopling/Goulding marriage

The marriage took place, 31 August, 2019, at York Minster, between Caspar William Fletcher Jopling (born 1992), son of the Hon Nicholas Mark Fletcher Jopling (b 1961), of North Yorkshire, by his former wife the former Jayne Mackay Benson (b 1966) (now Mrs Jayne Warde-Aldam, of North Yorkshire), & Elena Jane (Ellie) Goulding (born 30 Dec, 1986), the pop star Ellie Goulding, daughter of Arthur E.J. Goulding (born 1959), of Herefordshire, by his former wife the former Tracey L Clark (b 1964) (now Mrs Tracey Sumner).

Caspar Jopling is a grandson of the life peer Baron Jopling, PC (b 1930), who, as Michael Jopling, was Conservative MP for Westmorland 1964-83, and for Westmorland and Lonsdale, 1983-97, and was Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, 1983-87.

Lady Jopling was the former Gail Dickinson, daughter of Ernest Dickinson, of Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

The wedding reception took place at Castle Howard, York.

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Hans Anders Rausing, KBE 1926-2019

_. Hans Anders Rausing, KBE, who died 30 August, 2019, aged 93, was a Swedish businessman and philanthropist based in the United Kingdom. He made his fortune from his co-inheritance of Tetra Pak, a company founded by his father Ruben Rausing, and the largest food packaging company in the world.

Born 25 March, 1926. In 1995 he sold his share of the company to his brother, Gad. In the Forbes world fortune ranking, Rausing was placed at number 83 with an estimated fortune of US$10 billion in 2011.

According to Forbes, he was the second richest Swedish billionaire in 2013. By the time of his death in August 2019, Forbes estimated the net worth of Rausing and his family to be $12 billion.

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