Latest news of births, marriages and deaths in the Peerage,Baronetage and landed gentry families.
Friday, November 29, 2019
Lieutenant-Colonel Conway Seymour, LVO 1941-2019
The Baron Feldman 1923-2019
Feldman was knighted in 1982 and created a life peer in 1996, as Baron Feldman, of Frognal.
Basil Samuel Feldman was born 23 September, 1923, son of Philip F. Feldman [1896-1989], by his wife the former Tilly Katz [1902-77]. His sister was the actress Fenella Fielding [1927-2018].
He married in 1952, Gita Beryl Julius [born 1929], daughter of Albert Abraham Julius [1900-65] by his wife the former Frances Singer [1902-97], by whom he had 2 sons and a daughter.
Hon Mrs Richard Pleydell-Bouverie [died 2019]
She was born Victoria Waldron, a daughter of Frank Arthur Lovegrove Waldron, by his wife Tatiana [formerly Mrs Blackwall] and married in 1978, the Hon Richard Oakley Pleydell-Bouverie, a younger son of the 7th Earl of Radnor [1895-1968] by his wife the former Anne Isobel Graham Oakley [1908-98], by whom she had two sons and a daughter.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Diana Younger 1932-2019
Sir Peter Molony, 4th Baronet 1937-2019
Peter John Molony was born 17 August, 1937, a son of Sir Joseph Molony, KCVO [1907-78], by his wife the former Carmen Mary Dent [1910-2003]; married 1964, Elizabeth Mary Chaytor, scion of the Chaytor baronets, daughter of Henry Chaytor [1908-97], by whom he had four sons [1 deceased] and a daughter.
He succeeded to the baronetcy in 2014 on the death of his cousin, the 3rd baronet.
Sir Peter is succeeded by his second surviving son, John Benjamin Molony, who was born in 1966.
The funeral will be held at St Mary Magdalene church, Great Elm, 29 November, 2019.
Death of Lady Bengough, widow of courtier
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Juliet Ramsden dies aged 96
Her husband was Tory MP for Harrogate 1954-74, was Secretary of State for War in the brief administration of Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 1963-64. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1963.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Rosemary Anne, Marchioness of Winchester (died 2019)
Rosemary, Marchioness of Winchester, who died in South Africa, 25 February, 2019, was the widow of the 18th Marquess (1941-2016), the premier Marquess in the Peerage of England.
She was the former Rosemary Anne Hilton, daughter of Major Aubrey Hilton, of Harare, Zimbabwe, and married 25 Nov, 1967, Nigel George Paulet, 18th Marquess of Winchester (born 23 Dec, 1941), son of George Cecil Paulet (1905-1961), and his wife the former Hazel Margaret Wheeler.
She was the mother of two sons, Christopher and Richard, and a daughter, Susan. Her husband died at his home in South Africa, 8 Apr, 2016, and was succeeded in his peerages by the elder son, Christopher, styled Earl of Wiltshire.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Flora Ogilvy is a granddaughter of the late Rt Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy, KCVO, PC [1928-2004], by his wife HRH Princess Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel of Kent [born 25 Dec, 1936], daughter of HRH The late Prince George Edward Alexander Edmund, 1st Duke of Kent [1902-1942], by his wife HRH Princess Marina of Greece & Denmark [1906-68].
The bride-to-be is a great-great granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary.
The Lady Anne Mildred Ismay Mackenzie [nee FitzRoy] 1920-2019
She was born Lady Anne Mildred Ismay Fitzroy, 7 August, 1920, the only daughter of the 10th Duke of Grafton [1892-1970], a direct male line descendant of King Charles II. Her mother was the duke's first wife, the former Lady Doreen Maria Josepha Sydney Buxton [1897-1923], daughter of the 1st Earl Buxton; her elder brother was the 11th Duke of Grafton, KG [1919-2011].
Lady Anne married 19 Apr, 1947, Major Colin Dalziel Mackenzie, MBE, MC [born 23 March, 1919, died 1999], the eldest son of Lieut-Col Alexander Mackenzie, CVO, DSO, of Farr, co Inverness, by whom she had issue,
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Field Marshal The Baron Bramall, KG, GCB, OBE, MC, JP, DL 1923-2019
Edwin Noel Westby Bramall was born 18 December, 1923, son of Major Edmund Haselby Bramall, late the Royal Artillery, of Sloane Sq, London SW3; educated at Eton; commissioned in the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1943; served in the Second World War in NW Europe, 1944-45 [awarded the MC, 1945], occupation of Japan, 1946-47; Instructor, School of Infantry 1949-51; Instructor at the Army Staff College 1958-61; on the staff of Earl Mountbatten of Burma with responsibility for reorganization of the Ministry of Defence 1963-64; Commanding Officer 2nd Green Jackets, KRRC;, Malaysia 1965-66; GOC 1st Div BAOR, 1973; Lieutenant-General 1973; Commander British Forces in Hong Kong 1973-76; General 1976; Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces 1976-78; Vice Chief of the Defence Staff 1978-79; Chief of the General Staff 1979-82; Chief of the Defence Staff 1982-85; ADC [General] to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1979-82; Colonel Cmmandant 3rd Battalion Royal Green Jackets 1973-84; Colonel, 2nd Goorkhas from 1976; appointed Field Marshal 1982; Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, 1986; Trustee of the Imperial War Museum from 1983 [Chairman in 1989]; President of the MCC 1988-89; &c.
Bramall was appointed OBE in 1965; KCB, 1974; GCB 1979; KG 1990.
He was a created a life peer as Baron Bramall, of Bushfield in the County of Hampshire, 1987.
He married in 1949, Dorothy Avril Wentworth Vernon [died 22 July, 2015, aged 93], the only daughter of Brigadier-General Henry Albemarle Vernon, DSO, by whom he had issue.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Hon Sir James Samuel Joseph, 3rd Baronet 1955-2019
The Hon Sir James Joseph, 3rd Baronet, died 5 November, 2019. He was 64.
James Samuel Joseph was born 27 January, 1955, son of Sir Keith Joseph, 2nd Baronet, CH, MP, PC, Conservative MP for Leeds North 1956-87, a close adviser to Margaret Thatcher and senior member of the Thatcher administrations, created a life peer, in 1987, as Baron Joseph, of Portsoken in the City of London, by his wife the former Hellen Louise Guggenheimer [who died 21 Aug, 2003].
He succeeded to his father's baronetcy [cr UK, 1943], 10 December, 1994, and married in 1990, Sarah Jane Thwaites, by whom he had two sons, Sam and Thomas.
He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his elder son, Sam Nathan Joseph, who was born 7 August, 1991.
The Baron Mawhinney, PC 1940-2019
Brian Stanley Mawhinney was the Conservative MP for Peterborough, 1979-1997; was a junior minister in the Northern Ireland Office, 1986; Minister of State for Northern Ireland, 1990; Minister of State, Department of Health 1992-94; cr PC, 1994; Secretary of State for Transport, 1994-; later Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister without Portfolio; resigned from the Commons in May, 2005; created a life peer as Baron Mawhinney, of Peterborough, 2005.
Lord Mawhinney served as Chairman of the Football League.
Saturday, November 09, 2019
Theodore Alexander Frederick Grimston [born 2019]
Alexander is the 2nd son of Major the Hon [Gerald] Charles Walter Grimston [born 1953], late the Scots Guards, by his wife the former Katherine Evelyn Kettle.
Alexander Grimston is a nephew of the 3rd [unmarried] Baron. His father is heir presumptive to the peerage.
Octavia Grimston is a daughter of William S. Wayne, by his wife the former Gillian A. Blyth.
Williams-Wynn/Clarkson Webb engagement
Martha Katherine Victoria Vaughan [born 2019]
William Vaughan is a son of Mr David Arthur John Vaughan, CBE QC [born 1938] and Mrs Vaughan.
Laura is a daughter of the Hon Hugh Nigel Thomas Fairfax [born 1958], by his wife the former Victoria Janet Neave, scion of the baronets of that name.
Lord Southesk is a gt-gt-gt grandson of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
Friday, November 08, 2019
Hon Marista Muriel Leishman (nee Reith) 1932-2019
The Hon Marista Muriel Leishman (nee Reith), who died 3 November, 2019, aged 87, was a scion of the Barons Reith.
She was born 10 April, 1932, daughter of the 1st Baron EReith, KT, GCVO, GBE, TD (1889-1971), and his wife the former Muriel Katharine Odhams (who died 6 Jul 1977); and married 3 December, 1960, the Rev (Robert) Murray Leishman (1931-2015), son of Robert H. Leishman, by whom she had issue, a son, Mark (born 4 March, 1962), and three daughters, Iona (b 17 Jul 1963), Martha (b 22 Mar 1965), and Kirsty (b 17 Jul 1969).
The Baroness Vincent of Coleshill [died 2019]
Her husband was Chief of the Defence Staff, and created a life peer in 1996.
Lady Vincent was the former Jean Paterson Stewart, daughter of Kenneth Brown Stewart, and married Richard Frederick 'Dick' Vincent in 1955. She leaves issue.
The funeral takes place 19 November, 2019.
Sophia Yuill [née Pauncefort-Duncombe] 1925-2019
A Thanksgiving service takes place at St Luke’s Chelsea on 22 November, 2019.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Bridget Astor [nee Wreford] 1928-2019
She was born Bridget Wreford, in 1928, a daughter of Major Cyril Frederick Wreford [1899-1978], of Odicknoll, Edginswell, co Devon, by his 2nd wife the former Aphra Mary Esther Bush [1903-74]; she married 28 February, 1952, the Hon David Astor, second son of the 2nd Viscount Astor [1879-1952], by his wife the former Nancy Witcher Langhorne [aka Nancy, Viscountess Astor] [1879-1964].
Her husband died 7 December, 2001, aged 89.
She leaves issue, two sons Richard [born 1955] and Thomas [born 1962], and three daughters, Alice [born 1953], Lucy  and Nancy [born 1960]. She was also step-mother of David Astor's daughter, Frances [born 1947], from his first marriage.
Julian Marx's grandfather, Capt George Francis Locke Marx [1890-1965] married Augusta Susan Fergusson [1904-2001], scion of the Fergusson baronets of Kilkerran, and a descendant of the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie, &c.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Olga Mary Bland [nee Hohler] 1940-2019
She was born at Windsor, 11 October, 1940, daughter of Edward Christopher Hohler [1917-1997], scion of that landed gentry family, by his wife the former Mary Alice Olga Sofia Jane Lane [1919-2014].
Olga's grandfather, Robert Charlton Lane [1873-1943], married 1905, Olga Mary Adelaide FitzGeorge [1877-1928], daughter of Sir Adolphus Augustus Frederick FitzGeorge [1846-1922], son of Field Marshal HRH Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge [1819-1904], grandson of King George III, and a first cousin of Queen Victoria.
Prince George married, in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act 1772, the actress Sarah Louisa Fairbrother [1816-1890]. His wife took the name Mrs FitzGeorge, and their sons took the surname FitzGeorge.
Olga Hohler married 5 July, 1969, Godfrey Hamilton Bland [born 3 July, 1943], son of Capt James Franklin McMahon Bland [1905-84], by his wife the former Jess Buchan Brodie, by whom she had issue, two sons Richard [born 1972], and Alexander [born 1979], and a daughter, Caroline [born 1975].
The funeral takes place at St Nicholas' Church, Sandhurst, Kent, 25 November, 2019.
Tom Clementi's paternal grandfather, Air Vice Marshal Cresswell Montagu Clementi, CB, CBE [died 1981], married in 1940, Susan Pelham [born 1918], scion of the Earls of Chichester.
Edward Thomas Philip Francklin [born 2019]
Henry is a son of William Alexander Mavourn Francklin, of Wicken House, co Northampton, by his wife the former Celinda Lucinda Palmer [born 1961]. scion of the Palmer baronets, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Palmer, 12th Baronet [born 1936], by his wife the former Clarissa Mary Villiers-Smith [born 1938].
Chloe Francklin is a daughter of Thomas Maier.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
David William James Price 1947-2019
Colin Shane Anson 1931-2019
He was born 29 July, 1931, second son of Anthony John Anson [1904-1981], by his wife the former Rosalind Desiree Arbuthnot [1906-1985], scion of the Arbuthnot baronets; unmarried. He was a partner of Ahmet _____.
The cremation takes place at West Suffolk Crematorium, 12 November, 2019.
Sunday, November 03, 2019
April Sebag-Montefiore [nee Jaffé] 1927-2019
She was born in 1927, of Russian/Lithuanian descent, the daughter of Dr Henry Norman Jaffe [1898-1969], by his wife the former Miriam Woolf [1896-1993]; married 1952, Dr Stephen Eric Sebag-Montefiore [1926-2014], socion of that landed family, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Eric Cecil Sebag-Montefiore [1899-1991], by his wife the former Audrey Mabel Rose Haldin [1899-1984], a granddaughter maternally of Sir Herbert Leon, 1st Baronet [1850-1926]. Mrs Sebag-Montefiore leaves four sons, including the writer Simon Sebag-Montefiore [born 1965], who married Santa Palmer-Tomkinson [born 1970], scion of that landed family.
Alasdair Andrew Houstoun [born 2019]
Lauren Winifred Houstoun [nee Mutch], wife of Andrew James Houstoun [born 28 Oct, 1990], and descended from the Spencer-Nairn baronets, gave birth to a son, Alasdair Andrew, 2 Nov, 2019.
Sir Douglas-Spencer-Nairn, 2nd Baronet > Elizabeth Spencer-Nairn > David Houstoun > Andrew Houstoun > Alasdair Houstoun
Friday, November 01, 2019
Frank Thomas Robertson Giles 1919-2019
He was born 31 July, 1919, son of Colonel Frank Lucas Netlam Giles, DSO, OBE [1879-1930], by his wife the former Elgiva Mary Ackland-Allen [1890-1970]; married 1946, the Lady Katharine Pamela [Kitty] Sackville [1926-2010], scion of the Earls De La Warr, a daughter of the 9th Earl De La Warr [1900-76], by his first wife the former Diana Helena Leigh [1896-1966], by whom he had a son, Sebastian, and two daughters, Belinda and the late Sarah [former wife of Rodolphe d'Erlanger].
The funeral takes place at St Michael’s and All Angels, Withyham, East Sussex, 15 November 2019.
Sir George Tapps Gervis Meyrick, 7th Baronet 1941-2019
He was born 10 March, 1941 the son of Sir George David Eliott Tapps Gervis Meyrick 6th Baronet [1915-1988], by his wife the former Ann Elizabeth Miller [1919-2007]; succeeded to the family baronetcy and the Hinton Admiral estate, near Christchurch, Hampshire, on his father's demise, 1988; married 1968, Jean Louise Montagu Douglas Scott [born 1943], scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, and niece of HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester [1901-2004]; by whom he had 2 sons and one daughter. The son, George William Owen Tapps Gervis Meyrick [born 1970], who married the novelist Candida Clark, succeeds to the title.
A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Christchurch Priory, Dorset, 14 November, 2019.
Hon Alan Duncan Leslie-Melville 1928-2019
A Thanksgiving Service takes place at Cawdor Parish Church, 8 Nov, 2019.