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Tuesday, September 17, 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.

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].


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.


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.


Tuesday, September 10, 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].


Sunday, September 08, 2019

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.


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.


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.


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]


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].


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.