Latest news of births, marriages and deaths in the Peerage,Baronetage and landed gentry families.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Skye Pownall [born 2019]
Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Pownall, nee Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe is a daughter of John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (b 14 Jul, 1947), by his 2nd wife, the former Vanessa Mary Theresa Hubbard (descended from the Dukes of Norfolk, &c), and is known as Gabriella Wilde, model turned actress &c. Her father's 1st wife, Lady Mary Gaye Curzon, is mother of the Duke of Sussex's former girlfriend Cressida Bonas.
Clifford Keith Wain Schellenberg 1929-2019
Clifford Keith Wain Schellenberg was born in March 1929, son of Clifford Robertshaw Schellenberg [1898-1971], of Marton-in-Cleveland, by his wife the former Doris Ann Richardson; he married four times, firstly in 1957 to Jan Hagenbach; secondly, in 1964 [div 1981], to the Hon Margaret de Hauteville Hamilton [born 1939], daughter of the 11th Lord Belhaven & Stenton, CIE [1871-1950], by his second wife the former Sheila de Hauteville Pearson [1916-62]; married 3rdly, Susan Minette Urquhart [1944-2014], dau of Maj-Gen Robert Urquhart; and fourthly to Jilly ____.He leaves issue.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Baron Carter of Haslemere
_. The life peerage awarded to Harold Carter has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Carter of Haslemere, of Haslemere in the County of Surrey, 30 Oct, 2019.
Harold Mark Carter, Baron Carter of Haslemere, CB is a British lawyer, life peer and crossbench member of the House of Lords.
Lord Carter of Haslemere has served as general counsel of the 10 Downing Street and is a bencher at Gray's Inn. He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to Government Legal Services and services to community in Guildford, Surrey. In 2019, he was nominated for a life peerage in the Prime Minister's Resignation Honours.
Simon Morrison is the heir to the Melbury estate inherited by his mother in 1989. His mother, who married secondly, in 1995, James Reginald Townshend, is a daughter of the 9th Viscount Galway [1929-1971], by his heiress wife the former Lady Theresa Jane Fox-Strangways [1932-1989], who was the only surviving child of the 7th Earl of Ilchester [1905-1964], of Melbury House.
William Heneage is descended from the Barons Petre, and the Earls of Morton, &c.
Claudia Scott-Moncrieff 1943-2019
She was born in 1943, daughter of Major Robert Charles Petre [1912-96], by his wife the former Mary Delphine Chichester [1908-1995]; married 1971, Ambrose Eustace Patrick Scott-Moncrieff [born 1947], scion of that Scots landed family, son of David William Hardy Scott-Moncrieff [1907-1987] by his wife the former Averil Marion Anne Sneyd [1915-2006], by whom she had a daughter, Chloe [born 1976].
Benjamin Fisher's first marriage was to Pamela Margaret Cooper. She died in 2016.
Rosemary, Lady Forbes 1921-2019
She was born the Hon Rosemary Katherine Hamilton-Russell, 1 April, 1921, daughter of the 9th Viscount Boyne [1864-1942], by his wife the former Lady Margaret Selina Lascelles [1883-1978], daughter of the 5th Earl of Harewood [1846-1929]. Her mother was a sister-in-law of HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood [1897-1965].
She married 23 May, 1942, Major the 22nd Lord Forbes, by whom she had issue, by whom she had issue, two sons and a daughter.
She was widowed, 5 March, 2013. Her elder son succeeded to the peerage.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Constantine's mother has been Lady-in-waiting to HRH The Princess Royal for many years and is a daughter of the 20th Viscount Dillon.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Lieut-Col Sir [Walter Hugh] Malcolm Ross, GCVO 1943-2019
Courtier Sir Malcolm Ross joined the Royal Household in 1987, and was Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain's Office 1991-2005; Extra Equerry to Her Majesty the Queen from 1988; Master of the Household to the Prince of Wales, 2006-08, &c.
Sir Malcolm was Lord Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, 2006-2018.
In 2016 he was appointed the Lord Prior of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.
Appointed OBE, 1988; CVO, 1994; KCVO, 1999; GCVO, 2005.
He was born 27 Oct, 1943, son of Colonel Walter John Macdonald Ross [died 1982], by his wife the former Josephine May Cross [died 1982]. His sister Susan is the Countess of Annandale & Hartfell, wife of the 11th Earl; he married Susan Jane Gow [born 1949], daughter of General Sir Michael Gow, GCB, DL [1924-2013], by his wife the former Jane Emily Scott [born 1925], scion of the Scott baronets of Beauclerc; by whom he had issue, a son, Hector [born 1983], and two daughters, Tabitha [born 1970], and Flora [born 1974].
John Mann's peerage title gazetted
_. The life peerage awarded to John Mann has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Mann, of Holbeck Moor in the City of Leeds, 28 October, 2019.
John Mann, Baron Mann (born 10 January 1960) is a British Independent politician who serves as an advisor to the Government on Antisemitism, sitting as a Member of the House of Lords. Prior to being granted a peerage, he was the Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Bassetlaw from the 2001 general election until 28 October 2019.
Mann has served on the Treasury Select Committee. He had previously been the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Tessa Jowell and Richard Caborn. Mann is also a prominent campaigner against antisemitism. On 7 September 2019, he announced that he would not stand as an MP at the next general election and would instead take up full-time role his role as the government's independent adviser on antisemitism, at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, which he had been appointed to on 23 July 2019. Mann was nominated for a life peerage in Boris Johnson's resignation honours list.
Harry is a descendant of King Charles II via the Beauclerk Dukes of St Albans and is descended from Topham Beauclerk and the first Lady Diana Spencer [1734-1808].
Saturday, October 26, 2019
_. The marriage took place 25 October, 2019, in Sydney, Australia, between Dominic Walter Monckton [born 1985], scion of the Viscounts Monckton of Brenchley, son of the Hon Timothy David Robert Monckton [born 15 Aug 1955], and his wife the former Jennifer Carmody, & Miss Emma Forsdick.
Dominic Monckton is a grandson paternally of the late Maj-Gen the 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley [1915-2006].
Helen McAlpine [died 2019]
She was the former Helen Frances Margery Cannan, daughter of Capt Astley Cannan, and married 4 Dec, 1943, Christopher McAlpine, son of Archibald Douglas McAlpine [1890-1981], by his first wife the former Elizabeth Meg Sidebottom [died 1941], by whom she had issue.
The funeral takes place at Beverston Church, 8 November, 2019.
Charles Evan Bruce-Gardyne 1927-2019
He was born 15 Feb, 1927, son of Capt Evan Bruce-Gardyne, 13th of Middleton [1885-1949], by his wife the former Joan McLaren.
He was an elder brother of Tory MP John Bruce-Gardyne [1930-90], created a life peer as Baron Bruce-Gardyne in 1983.
He married 16 Apr, 1966, Dorothy Margaret Blair-Imrie [born 1940], scion of that landed family, daughter of Lieutenant-Col Hew Angus Christopher Blair-Imrie [1915-44], by his wife the former Margaret Wedderburn Arbuthnott [1913-94], by whom he had issue, two sons, Evan and Hugh, and a daughter, Diana.
A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St John's Episcopal Church, Forfar, 1 November, 2019.
The Baroness Dickinson [died 2019]
As Mrs Rita Doreen Moir she married in 1980, as his second wife, Richard Clavering Hyett Dickinson [b 2 March, 1926] who, in 1943, had succeeded his grandfather as the 2nd Baron Dickinson, a peerage of the UK created in 1930.
Lady Dickinson leaves a son, Paul, and a daughter, Nicola, from her first marriage.
The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Painswick, Gloucestershire, 12 November, 2019.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Brownie Elizabeth, Countess of Northesk 1925-2019
She was born in 1925 as Brownie Elizabeth Scott Grimason, daughter of John Scott Grimason, by his wife the former Elizabeth Margueritta Smith; married firstly, 1957, Carl Louis Heimann [1896-1968], by whom she had two sons; married secondly, 1989, as his second wife, the 13th Earl of Northesk [1926-1994].
Hugh Sancroft-Baker's paternal grandmother was a Heron-Maxwell, of the baronets of that name.
The father of the bride-to-be is the son and heir of the 3rd Baron Faringdon [born 1937].
Kyla Clare Helen Mackintosh of Mackintosh [born 2019]
The Mackintosh of Mackintosh is the son of the 30th Chief of the Clan [1928-1995], by his wife the former Mabel Cecilia Helen Bruce [born 1939], scion of the Earls of Elgin & Kincardine.
The clan chief married Vanessa M Heng, daughter of Jeffrey Heng, of Singapore. Kyla is their first child.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Caroline Marion Hardman [nee Cameron] 1943-2019
A Thanksgiving Service takes place at the Chapel of St Cross, Winchester, 22 Nov, 2019.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Robin Arthur Guinness 1925-2019
The funeral service takes place at St Edmund, Hardingstone, 2 Nov, 2019.
Timothy John Benn 1936-2019
He was born 27 October, 1936, son of Sir John Andrews Benn, 3rd Baronet [died 1984] by his wife the Hon Ursula Alers-Hankey, daughter of the 1st Baron Hankey.
Benn served in the Scots Guards, was chairman and managing director of Benn Brothers, and chairman of Timothy Benn publishers Ltd, &c.
Married firstly 1959 [div 1973] Valerie Hamlyn Davie; married secondly, 1973, Mrs Susan Elizabeth Hardingham, dau of George Hodges; married thirdly, 1982, Christina Grace Townsend, dau of W.R. Hughes.
Mr Benn leaves issue from his first marriage.
The funeral takes place at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, 12 November, 2019.
Isabella Daisy Beatrix Scrope [born 2019]
Richard Scrope is a son of the late William James Conyers (Bill) Scrope [d 22 June, 2009], by his wife the former Virginia [Ginny] Sheffield Mitchell [Mrs Ginny Scrope, of Chittoe, Wiltshire].
Eliza Scrope is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Paul Walker, of Chiswick, London.
Richard Scrope is a grandson of Adrian Cuthbert Scrope (1906-92) by his wife the former Everilda Sykes, dau Col Sir Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet, of Sledmere. &c.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Sir John Boyd, KCMG 1936-2019
Born in 1936 he was a son of Professor James Dixon Boyd [1907-68] by his wife the former Amélie Clara Loewenthal [1906-1998]; married firstly, 1968, Gunilla Kristina Ingegard Rönngren, by whom he had a son and a daughter; married secondly, 1977, Julia Daphne Raynsford [born 1948], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Capt Antony Edward Montague Raynsford, RN, DL [1914-1993], by his wife the former Hon Joan Rosemary Wakefield OBE [born 1920], daughter of the 1st and last Baron Wakefield of Kendal [1898-1983], by whom he had three daughters.
Sylvia Mary Finola Stanier, LVO 1928-2019
Sylvia Mary Finola Stanier, LVO, scion of the Stanier baronets, and one of the greatest lady equestrians of her age, died 12 October, 2019. She was 91.
She was born 9 May, 1928, daughter of Brigadier Sir Alexander Stanier, 2nd Baronet [1899-1995] by his wife the former Dorothy Gladys Miller [died 1973].
Her uncle was Colonel Sir John Miller, GCVO [1919-2006], Crown Equerry to the Queen, 1961-87.
Riding from an early age, she grew up with a hunting and showing background and was a pupil of Sam Marsh in her early years. She then became a student of Lt. Col ‘Joe” Dudgeon, himself a pupil of Paul Rodzianko. In addition she studied Haute Ecole with two of the greatest dressage minds of the 20th Century for many years namely Einar-Schmit-Jensen and Nuno Oliveira. Between the three masters she learnt both the art of showjumping and Haute Ecole from some of the finest equestrians at the time. She trained horses as a result for the Olympic Games in Japan in 1964, Mexico in 1968 and Munich in 1972.
Not only had she trained extensively in the above disciplines but was also an expert in Side-Saddle, winning the Ladies Championship at the Dublin Horse show on Bachelor Gay in 1965, as well as winning the Lightweight Hunter Championships in 1966 and the Irish Dressage Championships in 1967. Bachelor Gay was trained by both Schmit-Jensen and Sylvia and went onto become the Duke of Edinburgh’s horse for the Trooping of the Colour.
In 1966 she gave a display of her long reining skills – which she learnt from Schmit-Jensen - in the presence of both her Masters Oliveira and Schmit-Jensen at the Horse of the Year Show – Oliveira marvelled at long reining skills with Le Marquis.
She worked for many years at Burton Hall – which at the time was the centre of all equestrian excellence in Ireland, for Col. Dudgeon, and then with the Galvins schooling their international horses.
For many years Sylvia also worked for her Majesty the Queen and Burmese in side saddle preparing for the Trooping of the Colour and was awarded an LVO by her Majesty for her services.
Declan Morrison is a grandson maternally of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, KG [1920-2004], by his wife the former Hon Deborah Freeman-Mitford [1920-2014].
Monday, October 21, 2019
Jane, Baroness Stanley of Alderley 1934-2019
She was born in 1934 as Jane Barrett Hartley, daughter of Ernest George Hartley [1895-1969], of Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxon, by his wife the former Winifred Jane Gantlett [1891-1983]; married 1955, Thomas Henry Oliver Stanley [born 27 Sept, 1927], who, on 23 June, 1971, succeeded his cousin as 8th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 8th Baron Sheffield, 7th Baron Eddisbury, and 14th baronet.
Lady Stanley of Alderley was widowed, 19 Nov, 2013.
She is survived by three sons and a daughter.
The funeral takes place at St John the Baptist Church, Stanton St John, Oxford, on 31 October, 2019.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Inigo Seton Gore Browne [born 2019]
Emelia is the elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Philip White, of Hambledon, Hampshire, and Freddie Gore Browne is the elder son of James Anthony Gore Browne [born 26 May, 1947], of Tugby, co Leicester, by his wife the former Jane Anne Dickson.
Freddie is a great-grandson of General Sir Henry Loyd who married Lady Moyra Brodrick [1897-1982], scion of the extinct Earls of Midleton.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Veronica Rose Theresa Wolseley 1928-2019
The funeral takes place at Christ Church, Knightley, 28 Oct, 2019
Francesca Elizabeth Winefride Wainwright [born 2019]
Timothy is a son of Mr & Mrs John Wainwright, of Wilpshire, Lancashire, & Hermione is a daughter of Jonathan Valentine Elwes (b 19 Jan 1950), of Lydlinch, Dorset, by his wife the former Louisa J. Robson.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Susan Mary Geraldine Batten 1931-2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Ruth Hunt created Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green
_.Ruth Hunt's peerage title has been announced.
Ruth Elizabeth Hunt, Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green (born 12 March 1980) is a prominent Welsh administrator who was Chief Executive of UK-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity Stonewall, the largest LGBT equality body in Europe, from 2014 until her resignation in 2019.Hunt was nominated for a life peerage and Crossbench member of the House of Lords in the 2019 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours. Her life peerage was gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green, of Bethnal Green in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, on 16 October 2019.
She was formerly President of the Oxford University Student Union.
Hugh Bartlett is a grandson maternally of the 3rd Baron Ashton of Hyde [1926-2008].
James Wyndham John Hughes-Hallett, CMG 1949-2019
He was chairman of the Swire Group 2005-2005, and brother of the writer Lucy Hughes-Hallett.
He was appointed CMG in 2012.
He was born 10 September, 1949, son of Michael Wyndham Norton Hughes-Hallett [1926-2014], by his wife the former Penelope Anne Fairbairn, elder dau of Capt Sydney George Fairbairn, MC, of Patience Close, Steventon, Hampshire.
He married firstly, 1991 [div 2009] Lizabeth Louise Betsy Hall, dau of Lt-Colonel Albert Hall, of Tacoma, Washington; married secondly, 2016, Katrina Elizabeth Repka, by whom he had two daughters, Molly and Amy.
He leaves a widow, his two daughters, and stepdaughter Delaney.
Capt Philip Anthony Foxwood 1935-2019
He was born in 1935, as Philip Ali Fazil, the son of Maj Ibrahim Fazil [1901-78], & Kate Stevens [1902-73], and was grandson of Prince Ali Haidar Fazil [1875-1925], and was descended from Ibrahim Pasha, Wali of Egypt.
Captain Philip Ali Fazil joined the British army, assumed the surname of Foxwood, and served with the Coldstream Guards, attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in late 1955, before progressing to become Captain in late 1961.
His career with No 1 (Guards) Independent Parachute Company began in late 1961. During three years with the Coy he was deployed to Cyprus in January 1964. He was also represented the Guards Para Coy Sports Team.
He remained active in the veterans community, as part of the Guards Parachute Association.
He married Rose Mary Reece, daughter of Clifford Mansel Reece, QC [1894-1973] by his wife the former Catherine Barbara Hathorn [1898-1974], and was father of a son, the Rev Hugo Foxwood.
The funeral takes place at St James's Church, Ramsden, Oxfordshire, 8 Nov, 2019.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Charles Bowes-Lyon is descended from the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne [1824-1904], who was the paternal grandfather of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
Charles's mother, Mrs David Bowes-Lyon has been a Lady-in-waiting to HRH The Princess Royal since 1990. She is a goddaughter of HM The Queen, and daughter of the late Sir John [Jock] Colville [1915-87], Private Secretary to the then Princess Elizabeth 1947-49, and later private secretary to Sir Winston Churchill.
_. The marriage took place at Chelsea Old Town Hall, 12 July, 2019, and at Cairo, Egypt, 11 October, 2019, between Adam Mowafi, son of Tarek and Rawya Mowafi, & Gabriela Elizabeth Louise Asquith [born 1989], scion of the Earls of Oxford & Asquith, elder daughter of the Hon Sir Dominic Asquith [born 1957], by his wife the former Louise Elizabeth Cotton.
The bride is a granddaughter of the late 2nd Earl of Oxford & Asquith [1916-2011], and is a great-great granddaughter of H.H. Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford & Asquith, KG, Prime Minister, 1908-16.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Ann, Baroness Aberconway [died 2019]
She was Ann Lindsay Aymer, daughter of Alexander Lindsay Aymer, of New York City, and married firstly, Major Robert Lee Bullard III, of Atlanta; married secondly, 15 Oct, 1949, as his second wife, the Hon Charles Melville McLaren, son and heir of the 2nd Baron Aberconway [1879-1953], by his wife the former Christabel Mary Melville Macnaghten [1890-1974]. Her husband succeeded his father, 23 May, 1953, as 3rd Baron Aberconway, and he died 4 Feb, 2003.
Lady Aberconway leaves a daughter from her first marriage, Robin, Countess of Onslow, who married in 1964, the 7th Earl of Onslow [1938-2011], and a son from the second marriage, the Hon Michael Duncan McLaren, who was born in 1958.
Funeral at St. Martin’s Church, Eglwysbach, at 9.30 a.m. on Friday 18 October, 2019, followed by a cremation.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
James is the brother of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, GCVO, and descends from the Conyers baronets.
Georgiana Elizabeth Clowes 1939-2019
She was born in 1939, daughter of Richard Edward Osborne Cavendish [1917-1972], by his wife the former Pamela June Thomas [1918-2006]; married 1968, Andrew Henry Clowes [born 1942], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Colonel Sir Henry Clowes, KCVO, DSO [1911-1993], by his wife the former Diana Katherine Kerr [1916-2010]. She is survived by Mr Clowes, and two children, Dickon and Emma.
Frederick's father was Tory MP for Bury St Edmunds 1992-97, and for west Sussex 1997-2010, and was cr a life peer, in 2010, as Baron Risby, of Haverhill in the County of Suffolk.
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Tatiana Hambro is a granddaughter of the life peer, Charles Eric Alexander Hambro, Baron Hambro [1930-2002], by his wife the former Rose Evelyn Cotterell [1932-2006], scion of the Cotterell baronets.
Monday, October 07, 2019
Worcester [Beaufort]/Yorke-Long engagement
Lucy Yorke-Long descends from the Williams & Peek baronets, the Luttrells of Dunster, and the extinct Earls of Midleton.
Saturday, October 05, 2019
Thursday, October 03, 2019
The 12th Lord Balfour of Burleigh 1927-2019
He was a chartered engineer; Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and sometime Chancellor of Stirling University.
Lord Balfour of Burleigh's peerage, in the Peerage of Scotland, was created in 1607, for his ancestor, Sir Michael Balfour, who died in 1619.
He was born Robert Bruce, 6 January, 1927, son of the 11th Lord Balfour of Burleigh [1883-1967], by his wife the former [Violet] Dorothy Evelyn Done, MBE [died 1976], and succeded to the peerage on his father's death, 4 June, 1967.
Lord Balfour of Burleigh married firstly, 30 Oct, 1971 [divorced 1993] Mrs Jennifer Brittain-Catlin, daughter of E.S. Manasseh, by whom he had two daughters, Victoria and Ishbel; married secondly, 29 Aug, 1993, Dr Janet Morgan [born 1945], daughter of Dr Frank Morgan.
Lord Balfour, of Brucefield, Clackmannan, is succeeded in the peerage by his elder daughter, the Hon Victoria Bruce-Winkler, who was born 7 May, 1973. She married in 2002, Dr Mikhail Boris Winkler, of Dunblane, by whom she has issue, two daughters. Lady Balfour is only the second female to possess the title in its four hundred year-old history.