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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Simon Knyvett Haviland 1935-2020

_. Simon Knyvett Haviland, publisher, died 25 March, 2020. He was 84.

He was born 29 March, 1935, son of Maj Leonard Proby Haviland [1884-1971], of Halkerston, Inveresk, Midlothian, by his wife the former Helen Dorothea Fergusson [1902-72], scion of the Fergusson of Kilkerran baronets; married at Ancram, New York, United States, 27 January, 1973, Jenny Sommerhoff, daughter Mr & Mrs Kurt Sommerhoff, of Ancramdale, New York.

Simon Haviland was a great-grandson of the 7th Earl of Glasgow [1833-1915].

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Roxburgh/Fraser engagement

_. The engagement was announced 27 March, 2020, between Alan John Norton Roxburgh [born 1967], barrister, son of Dr Ian Archibald Roxburgh [1917-2001], by his wife the former Gillian Frances Norton [1926-2005], & the Hon Violet Fraser [born 25 Oct, 1972], scion of the Lords Lovat, daughter of the late Hon Simon Augustine Fraser, Master of Lovat [1939-1994], by his wife the former Virginia M. Grose [now Mrs Frank Johnson].

Violet Fraser is a younger sister of the 16th Lord Lovat [born 13 February, 1977], and a granddaughter of the 15th Lord Lovat [1911-95].

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Maj. Arthur David George Llewellyn, MC [died 2020]

_. Major Arthur David George Llewellyn, MC, late the Scots Guards, sometime of Churston Court, Brixham, co Devon, died 26 March, 2020. He was 97.

He was a son of Brigadier Henry Evan Llewellyn, DSO [1871-1948], of Nethway House, Devon, byb his wife the former Clara Maude Ross, MBE [1891-1967].

Career:  Major, Scots Guards; awarded the MC.

Llewellyn married 29 Aug 1950, Loveday Roselle Clementine Bolitho [1923-2007], scion of that landed family, daughter of Richard John Bruce Bolitho, of Rosel Manor, Jersey, Channel Islands, by his wife the former Roselle Lempriere, by whom he had issue, a son, Henry Bolitho Llewellyn, and 3 daughters, Roselle, Garlinda, and Zelle.

Arthur Llewellyn's granddaughter, Alice Rose Llewellyn [born 1980], is Viscountess Windsor, wife of the heir to the 4th Earl of Plymouth.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Mulvaney/Whitworth engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 26 March, 2020, between the Rev Jamie E.J. Mulvaney, youngest son of Mr & Mrs Bruce Mulvaney, of Canterbury, Australia, and Louisa Judith Whitworth [born 1984], daughter of the Prebendary Patrick John Whitworth, descended from the Marquesses of Bristol, by his wife the former Olivia Helen Judith Colman [born 7 Aug 1956], scion of the Colman baronets.

Louisa is a granddaughter maternally of Sir Michael Jeremiah Colman, 3rd Baronet [b 7 July, 1928].

Louisa Whitworth's great-grandfather, Aymer William Whitworth, married Alice Ruth Patience Hervey, scion of the Marquesses of Bristol.

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Wigoder/Swerner engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 March, 2020, between [Casey] Benjamin Swerner [born 1992], son of Gary Swerner, of London, by his wife the former Deborah A. Newgas, & Clarissa Emma Wigoder [born 1995], daughter of the Hon Charles Francis Wigoder [born 1960], by his wife the former Elizabeth Sophia Duke-Cohan [born 1964], daughter of Elmar Duke-Cohan.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the life baron, Lord Wigoder, QC [1921-2004].

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Baron Garel-Jones, PC 1941-2020

_. Lord Garel-Jones, PC, life baron, former Conservative MP and British government minister, died 24 March, 2020, aged 79.

[William Armand Thomas] Tristan Garel-Jones was born 28 February, 1941, son of Bernard Garel-Jones and his wife Meriel.

He was elected Conservative MP for Watford at the General Election, May, 1979. In the Whips office during the Thatcher administration he was Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, 1986-88, Comptroller of the Household, 1988-89, and Treasurer of the Household, 1989-90, and in John Major's administration he was Minister for Europe, 1990-93.

On leaving the House of Commons in 1997 he was created a life peer taking the title Baron Garel-Jones, of Watford in the County of Hertfordshire.

Lord Garel-Jones married in 1966, Catalina Garrigues, daughter of Mariano Garrigues, by whom he had four sons and a daughter.

Lady Garel-Jones's sister, Pilar Garrigues y Carcer, married in 1977, Lochain Alexander Spearman, scion of the Spearman baronets, and their son [Alexander] James Spearman [b 1984], married 16 Aug, 2014, Princess Amelia of Orleans-Braganza [b 1984].

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Capt Peter Edward Findlay Heneage 1923-2020

_. Capt Peter Edward Findlay Heneage, late the Royal Artillery, scion of the Heneage landed gentry family, died 24 March, 2020, aged 97.

Peter Heneage served as a deputy lieutenant for the county of Lincolnshire.

He was born 5 February, 1923, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Arthur Pelham Heneage, DSO [1881-1971], MP for Louth, Lincolnshire 1924-45, a descendant of the Barons Petre, by his wife the former Anne Findlay.

He married 5 March, 1949, Jean Georgiana Ethel Douglas [b 5 July, 1922], a granddaughter paternally of the 19th Earl of Morton [1844-1935], and a granddaughter maternally of the 3rd Baron Raglan [1857-1921], by whom he had three sons, Thomas, Charles and Robert, and a daughter, Julia.

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Prudence Caroline, Lady Morrison-Bell [died 2020]

_. Prudence Caroline [Pru] Lady Morrison-Bell, died 20 March, 2020. She was 84.

She was born Prudence Caroline Davies, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Wyndham Dayrell Davies, and married 18 June, 1955, Sir Charles Reginald Francis Morrison-Bell, 3rd Baronet [1915-1967], son of Sir Claude Morrison-Bell, 2nd Baronet [1867-1943], by his wife the former Frances Isabel Logan [died 1966].

She was widowed, 22 Dec, 1967, and married secondly, 10 Sept, 1969 [div 1979], Peter Gillbanks.
After her divorce she reverted to her old style as a baronet's widow.

Lady Morrison-Bell leaves two sons, Sir William Morrison-Bell, 4th Baronet [born 21 June, 1956], and Julian Morrison-Bell [born 14 Feb, 1959].

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Bellville/Wilson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 25 March, 2020, between Archie Seymour Bellville [born 1988], youngest son of Patrick Anthony Ewen Bellville, of Bembridge, Isle of Wight, by his former wife Lady Lucinda Ruth Wallop [born 9 February, 1956], scion of the Earls of Portsmouth, of Castle Cary, Somerset, and Camilla Anne Ursula Wilson [born 1990], only daughter of David Allen Wilson [born 1957], of Hartley Wespall, Hampshire, by his wife the former Miranda Rose Stanier [born 1961].

Archie Bellville is descended paternally from the Chester Master and Kidston landed families, and is a grandson maternally of  Oliver Kintzing Wallop, styled Viscount Lymington [1923- d 5 June, 1984], by his wife the former Ruth Violet Sladen [died 1978], descended from the Orr Ewing baronets.

Archie's mother was raised to the rank and precedence of an earl's daughter following her brother's succession as 10th Earl of Portsmouth, in September, 1984.

Camilla Wilson is a granddaughter maternally of Field Marshal Sir John Stanier, GCB, MBE [1925-2007].

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Richard Quintin Hoare, OBE, DL [1943-2020]

_. Richard Quintin Hoare, OBE, DL, who died 24 March, 2020, was a scion of the landed gentry family of that name, founders, in 1672, of the eponymous private bank. He was 77.

Richard Hoare was a member of the board of C. Hoare & Co, the UK's oldest bank, standing down in 2017.

In 1983 he founded the Bulldog Trust to provide support and advice for charities facing immediate financial difficulties, and was awarded the OBE in 2006.

Richard Hoare [always known as Tigger], was born 30 January, 1943, a son of Lieutenant-Col Quintin Vincent Hoare, OBE, of Tangier House, Wootton St Lawrence, Hampshire, by his first wife the former Lucy Florence Selwyn.

He married 19 Oct, 1970, his second cousin, the Hon Frances Evelyn Hogg, JP, High Sheriff of Hampshire 2003-4 [born 11 Nov, 1949], second daughter of the 2nd Viscount Hailsham [disclaimed], later the Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, KG, CH, PC, QC [1907-2001], sometime Lord High Chancellor of Gt Britain, by whom he had issue, 2 sons, Alexander and Charles, and a daughter, Elizabeth.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Julian Dana Nimmo Hartland-Swann, CMG 1936-2020

 _. Julian Dana Nimmo Hartland-Swann, CMG [1992], who died in Brussels, 23 March, 2020, aged 84, was a former British Ambassador to Rangoon.

He was born 18 Feb, 1936, son of Prof Joseph John Hartland-Swann [d 29 Oct, 1961], by his wife the former Mary Beatrix Kenlis Taylour [1906-1957], descended from the Earls of Bective [later Marquesses of Headfort]; married firstly, 1960, Ann Deirdre Green [died 2000], daughter of Lieutenant-Commander J.R. Green, RN; married secondly, 2004, Julie Katherine Ryan.

He is survived by a son, Piers, from his first marriage. He was predeceased by a daughter from the first marriage.

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Peter John Laidlaw Jenkins 1936-2020

 _. Peter John Laidlaw Jenkins, died at Malaysian Federal Datuk, 23 March, 2020, aged 83. He married 29 May, 1962, [Carola] Waveney Devitt [born 25 November, 1942], scion of the Devitt baronets, daughter of Howson Charles Devitt [1906-96], by his wife the former Elisabeth Carola Fairholme [1910-2000], scion of that landed family, by whom he had a son, Mark, and two daughters, Carola and Tamsin.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Timothy Robert Malden Ashfield [died 2020]

_. Timothy Robert Malden Ashfield died 22 March, 2020. Born cira 1940, son of Claude Robert Wodley Ashfield [1903-64], by his wife the former Agnes Eve Malden [1903-66], daughter of the cricketer Eustace Malden [1863-1947]; married 1961, Susan Ferelith Molteno [born 1941], daughter of Maj. Donald Ian Molteno [1918-45], by his wife Margot Pigot [1914-2017], daughter of Brigadier-General Sir Robert Pigot, 6th Baronet [1882-1977].

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Butler/Sketchley engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 March, 2020, between Bertie James Andrew Butler [born 1991], son of Humphrey Martin Butler [born 1957], of Ludlow, Shropshire, by his wife the former Davina Lucy Montgomery [born 1961], scion of the Montgomery baronets, and Eliza J Sketchley, daughter of the late Mark William B. Sketchley [1953-1995], by his wife the former Katharine Victoria Girardet [born 1958].

Bertie Butler is a grandson maternally of Sir [Basil Henry] David Montgomery, 9th Baronet, CVO [born 1931], by his wife the former Delia Reid [1935-2019], scion of the Reid baronets.

Eliza Sketchley is a granddaughter of [William John Breary] Jack Girardet [1913-90], by his wife, the former Victoria Mildred Montgomerie-Charrington [1919-2009], scion of that landed gentry family.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Baron Graham of Edmonton, PC 1925-2020

_. The Lord Graham of Edmonton, PC, life baron, died 21 March, 2020. He was 94.

Thomas Edward Graham was born 26 March, 1925. He was the Labour MP for Edmonton, Feb 1974-83, was PPS at the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection 1974-76; then a Government Whip, 1976-79 [Lord Commissioner of the Treasury]; Opposition Spokesman on the Environment, 1980-83. He lost his seat in the Commons in 1983, and that year was ennobled as Baron Graham of Edmonton, of Edmonton in Greater London. He was Labour Chief Whip in the House of Lords, 1990-97, and was sworn of the Privy Council, 1998.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Anne Nina Creswell 1928-2020

_. Anne Nina Creswell (née Barlow), who died 20 March, 2020, her 92nd birthday, aged 92, was a kinswoman of the Barlow baronets; born 20 March, 1928, daughter of Capt. Sidney Ralph Midleton Barlow [1895-1985], by his wife the former Nina Muriel Barter [1899-1981], of Baring descent; married 1949, Denis Fford Creswell [1922-1996], son of Frank Gordon Creswell [1884-1969], by his wife the former Mabel Kathleen Fford [1885-1970], by whom she had three sons, and a daughter.

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Helena [formerly Margaret Serena] Hawley 1946-2020

 _. Helena Hawley, who died 11 March, 2020, aged 73, was a scion of the Hawley baronets.

She was born Margaret Serena Hawley, 10 July, 1946, daughter of Sir David Henry Hawley, 7th Baronet [1913-88], by his wife the former Hermione Gregson [1915-94], scion of that landed family, and changed her name to Helena, by deed poll in 1988.

Her grandfather, Colonel Lancelot Gregson [1882-1935], married Lady Violet Anson [1886-1974], daughter of the 3rd Earl of Lichfield [1856-1918], by his wife Lady Mildred Coke [1854-1941], daughter of the 2nd Earl of Leicester [1822-1909], &c.

The funeral takes place at Davenham Crematorium, 27 March, 2020.

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Morton/Buckmaster engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 March, 2020, between Peter James L. Morton, son of Alexander M. Morton [born 1955], of Brockwood, Hampshire, by his wife the former Louise S. Leatham [born 1956], scion of that landed gentry family, and the Hon Nicola Mary Buckmaster [born 1986], younger daughter of the 4th Viscount Buckmaster [born 2 February, 1949], of Worcestershire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Mark.

Alexander Morton's grandfather Dr Aubrey Gerald Leatham [1920-2012], by his wife the former Judith Augustine Savile Freer [born 1932]. Dr Leatham was a great-grandson of Sir Archibald Orr-Ewing, 1st Baronet [1818-93].

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Rhoda Willow Hanbury [born 2020]

._ Victoria [Tori] Hanbury [nee Bigge, born 1989], wife of George Christopher Osgood Hanbury [born 6 Nov, 1987], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Rhoda Willow, to be known as Willow, 18 March, 2020, a sister for Ned William Hunter Osgood, who was born 2 Jan, 2018.

George Hanbury is a son of Maj Christopher Osgood Philip Hanbury (b 1944), of Shefford Woodlands, Berkshire, by his wife the former Bridget Anne Birch, & Victoria is a daughter of Peter William Bigge [born 1956], of Whorlton, co Durham, by his wife the former Michele Louise Kitson [born 1960].

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Lt-Gen Sir Anthony Pigott, KCB, CBE 1944-2020

_. Lieutenant-General Sir Anthony David Pigott, KCB, CBE, died 19 March, 2020.

He was born 1 January, 1944, son of Lieutenant-Colonel P.J. Pigott, of Westham, East Sussex; married 1981, Felicity Ann [born 1954], daughter of Major Gerald Nigel Astley-Cooper [1916-2005], of Coleshill, co Warwick, scion of the Cooper baronets, by his 2nd wife the former Joan Ryland Wall [died 2010], by whom he had 2 sons, Jamie and Matthew, and a daughter, Anna, wife of Simon Herve Marie Ghislain, Prince de Merode.

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William Wyndham Humphrey Cook 1928-2020

_. William Wyndham Humphrey Cook, who died 19 March, 2020, aged 91, was a scion of the Cook baronets [created 1886], born in 1928, son of Humphrey William Cook [1893-1985], b y his first wife the former Gillian Hedderly [1896-1985].

He leaves two daughters, Elisabeth & Emma.

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Miranda, Countess of Stockton 1947-2020

_. Miranda, Countess of Stockton, who has died aged 72, was the former fashion model wife of the 2nd Earl of Stockton, and was previously the third wife of the actor Peter Sellers.

Miranda Elizabeth Louise Quarry was born in 1947, a daughter of Richard Bridges St John Quarry [1912-2002], of Padworth House, co Buckingham, by his wife the former Diana Elizabeth Lloyd [died 1999]. Her parents divorced and her mother married 2ndly, 8 May, 1951, the 2nd Baron Mancroft [1914-1987].

Miranda's half brother is the 3rd Baron Mancroft [born 16 May, 1957], and half sisters are [1] the Hon Victoria [born 1952], wife of Prince Frederick von Preussen [born 1946], descended from the last German Emperor, and [2] the Hon Jessica Mancroft [born 1954].

She married firstly, 24 Aug, 1970 [div 1974] as his third wife the actor Peter Richard Henry Sellers, CBE [1925-1980]; married secondly, in 1975 [div 1983] as his second wife, Sir Nicholas Keith Lillington Nuttall, 3rd Baronet [1933-2007]; married thirdly, 23 December, 1995 [divorced 2010], as his second wife, the 2nd Earl of Stockton [born 10 Oct, 1943], grandson of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan [1894-1986], ennobled as Earl of Stockton, and Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, in 1984.

The Countess leaves three daughters, Gytha Miranda [born 1975], Amber Louise [born 1976] and Olympia Jubilee [born 1977] from her married to Sir Nicholas Nuttall, Bt.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Lord Patrick Tristram de la Poer Beresford 1934-2020

_. Lord Patrick Beresford, polo playing socialite, scion of the Marquesses of Waterford, died 18 March, 2020. He was 85.

Lord Patrick Tristram de la Poer Beresford was born 16 June, 1934, second son of the 7th Marquess of Waterford [1901- d 25 Sept, 1934], by his wife the former Juliet Mary Lindsay [1904-87], scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres.

He married 26 Nov, 1964 [div 1971], Julia Jill Williamson, daughter of Thomas Cromwell Williamson, of Beaumont Hall, Thorpe-le-Soken, co Essex, and former wife of Darel Sausmarez Carey. Julia later married Sir Nicholas Nuttall, 3rd Baronet [1933-2007].

Lord Patrick, whose elder brother was the late 8th Marquess of Waterford, leaves a son, Valentine Tristram de la Poer Beresford [born 1965], and a daughter, Samantha Julia de la Poer Beresford [born 1969].

Lord Patrick's ashes are to be interred close to the family seat at Curraghmore, Portlaw, County Waterford, followed by a memorial service at the Guards' Chapel.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Bartholemew/Riall engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 March, 2020, between Jack William Bartholemew [born 1989], descended from the viscounts Long, son of William Wadworth Bartholemew [born 1956],  of Shalbourne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Carolyn Judith W. Pride [born 1961], and Rosanne Eleanor [Rosie] Riall [born 1992], daughter of Thomas Richard Phineas [Tom] Riall [born 1960], of Ufton Nervet, Berkshire, by his wife the former Mary Elizabeth Benyon [born 1965].

Jack Bartholemew is a grandson of Major John Cairns Bartholemew [1920-2016], by his wife the Hon Noreen Long [1921-2004], daughter of the 3rd Viscount Long [1892-1967].

Jack is a godson of Diana, Princess of Wales. His mother, Carolyn, was a friend and flatmate of the then Lady Diana Spencer in her Coleherne Court days. The Prince and Princess of Wales attended Carolyn's marriage, in September, 1982, to William Bartholemew.

Jack Bartholemew's maternal grandfather was Barry Wedlock Pride [1929-2018], who married, as his first wife, Sally Judith de Pass [born 1934].

Rosie Riall's maternal grandfather was Sir William Richard Benyon [1930-2014]. Her great-grandfather, Vice-Admiral Richard Benyon, CB, CBE [1892-1968], married Eve Alice Gascoyne-Cecil [1900-94], a great-granddaughter of the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, &c.

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Wootton/Nicholson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 March, 2020, between Major Oliver Matthew Wootton, The Rifles [born 1988], eldest son of Brigadier and Mrs John Wootton, of St Briabels, Gloucestershire, & Sabrina Annette Pamela Nicholson [born 1989], daughter of Grahame Royds Gordon Nicholson [born 1951], of Haugh, Bradford-upon-Avon, by his wife the former Charlotte Davey Murray [born 1954], scion of the Murray of Blackbarony baronets.

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Rev. Simon Ewen Crawley 1931-2020

_. The Rev. Simon Ewen Crawley, died 17 March, 2020, aged 88.

He was born in 1931, a son of Leonard George Crawley [1903-81], by his wife the former Christina Elspeth Fisher Cameron [1908-2000], and was a grandson maternally of Admiral Sir John Ewen Cameron, CB, MVO [1874-1939], and descended from the Rice family [Barons Dynevor], &c.

Simon Crawley married [Esther] Mary de Vahl Metters, daughter of Thomas Lee Metters [1901-86],, by his wife the former Henrietta Mary de Vahl Currey [1903-78], and by her had issue, sons Nicholas and Silas, and daughters, Priscilla and Juliet. Priscilla Crawley is the wife of Oliver Geoffrey Woollcombe Smith [b 12 Aug, 1947], scion of the Samuel Smith Brewing family, and grandson maternally of a Woollcombe landed gentry scion.

Simon Crawley's funeral took place at Healaugh, Tadcaster, 22 March, 2020.

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Hector James Granville Hodgson [born 2020]

 _. The Hon Mrs Barnaby Hodgson [nee Megan Grace Sandow, born 1990], wife of the Hon Barnaby Peter Granville Hodgson [born 1986], gave birth to a son, Hector James Granville, 17 March, 2020.

Barnaby Hodgson is a son of the life peer Baron Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, CBE [born 1942], of London, by his wife the life peeress Baroness Hodgson of Abinger, CBE [born 1954].

Megan Hodgson is a daughter of Frederick K. Sandow, of Taunton, Somerset, by his wife the former Joanna P. Richards.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Margaret Haig [died 2020]

_. Margaret Haig, who died 15 March, 2020, aged 100, was the widow of Robert Anthony Haig [1912-1983], scion of that landed family.

The former Margaret D. Norman married 26 Nov, 1955, Robert Anthony Haig, a great-grandson of the 4th Earl of Dartmouth [1784-1853].

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Eleanor Zita [Nell] Birch-Reynardson [born 2020]

_. Sophia Rose Birch-Reynardson [nee Davies, born 1988], wife of George William Birch-Reynardson [born 1985], scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Eleanor Zita [Nell], 14 March, 2020.

George Birch-Reynardson is a son of Thomas Henry Birch-Reynardson [born 1956], by his wife the former Imogen Mary Caldecott, & Sophia is a daughter of Mark E.T. Davies, by his wife the former Antonia C. Chittenden.

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Daphne Modwen Trollope-Bellew [died 2020]

_. Daphne Modwen Trollope-Bellew [nee Wainwright], died 14 March, 2020. She married in 1951, Thomas Fleming Trollope-Bellew [b 1920], son of Froude Dillon Bellew, later Trollope-Bellew [1888-1959], by his wife the Hon Daphne Nesta Trollope [died 1975], scion of the Barons Kesteven.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Audrey Dorothy Cullen 1932-2020

 _. Audrey Dorothy Cullen died 13 March, 2020. She was 88. She was a scion of the Dunlop baronets, born 4 Feb, 1932, daughter of Robert Jack Dunlop [1891-1952], by his wife the former Maude Rowena Teacher [who died 1988]; married 20 Sept, 1952, Antony Leonard Cullen [1915-2002], son of Leonard Cullen [1886-1923], by his wife the former Daisy Edwards, by whom she had six children.

Mrs Cullen was a granddaughter of Sir Thomas Dunlop, GBE, 1st Baronet [1855-1938].

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Helen Bogle Hamilton 1929-2020

Helen Bogle Hamilton, who died 3 March, 2020, at Whitehope, Innerleithen, aged 90, was a descendant of Vereker Viscounts Gort.

She was born 21 September, 1929, daughter of Ian Bogle Moneteith Hamilton [1890-1971], by his wife the former Constance Beryl Crum Ewing, scion of that landed family.

Her great-grandmother, the Hon Maria Corinna Vereker [died 1856], was wife of Christian Monteith Hamilton, and a daughter of the 3rd Viscount Gort [1790-1865].

A memorial service is to be held at Bowden Kirk, Bowden, Melrose, 16 March, 2020.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

The 7th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair 1955-2020

_. The Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, seventh holder of the peerage, died 12 March, 2020. He was 64.

Lord Aberdeen, of the House of Formartine, Aberdeenshire, was also Earl of Aberdeen, Earl of Haddo, Viscount Formantine, Viscount Gordon, Lord Haddo, and the 15th baronet.

Alexander George Gordon was born 31 March, 1955, son of the 6th Marquess of Aberdeen [1920-2002], by his wife the former Anne Barry [1924-2007], scion of the Barry baronets, and succeeded to the family honours on his father's demise, 19 August, 2002.

He married 30 May, 1981, Joanna Clodagh Houldsworth, daughter of Maj Ian George Henry Houldsworth, by whom he had issue, three sons, George, Sam and Charles, and a daughter, Anna.

The eldest son, George Ian Alastair Gordon, styled Earl of Haddo [born 4 May, 1983], succeeds as 8th Marquess.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen, 17 Apr, 2020.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Amoore/Watts engagement

_. The engagement was announced 27 February, 2020, between James Owain Faulkner Amoore [born 1985], younger son of Capt Robin Miles Amoore [born 1946], by his wife the former Sally Frances Hartland-Mahon, scion of the Mahon landed family, & Camilla Mary Watts [born 1984], daughter of Franklin Richard [Frank] Watts, by his wife the former Lady Katharine Mary Egerton [born 6 September, 1942], scion of the Earls of Ellesmere and Dukes of Sutherland.

James Amoore is a grandson maternally of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Wellesley Marcus Hartland-Mahon, MC [1916-1976], by his wife the former [Frances Mary] Margaret Poole [1918-2011], a great-niece of the writer Lewis Carroll.

Camilla Watts is a niece of the 7th Duke of Sutherland [born 18 February, 1940].

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Hugh Peniston Cecil 1941-2020

_. Hugh Peniston Cecil, who died 11 March, 2020, aged 78, was a scion of the Marquesses of Salisbury.

He was born 29 December, 1941, the second son of Lord [Edward Christian] David Cecil, [1902-86], by his wife the former Rachel Mary Veronica MacCarthy [1909-82], and was grandson of the 4th Marquess of Salisbury [1861-1947].

His elder brother was the actor Jonathan Cecil [1939-2011].

He married 20 Oct, 1972, Mirabel Walker, daughter of Richard Fife Walker, OBE [1910-2001], of The Close, Withington, Gloucestershire, by wife the former Christine Mabel Wilkes [1909-1968], by whom he had issue, two sons, Conrad [born 1973], and David [born 1978], and two daughters, Clementine [born 1975], and Stella [born 1984].

The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Wiveton, near Holt, Norfolk, 23 March, 2020.

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Nicholas Tankerville Wallace Coleman [born 2019]

_. Lady Alexandra Penelope Coleman [nee Lindesay-Bethune, born 1988], wife of Jack Coleman, gave birth to a son, Nicholas Tankerville Wallace, 9 November, 2019.

Lady Alexandra is the second daughter of the 16th Earl of Lindsay [born 19 November, 1955], of Fife, Scotland, by his wife the Countess of Lindsay [nee Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald, born 12 September, 1961].

Jack Coleman is a son of Mr & Mrs Terry Coleman, of Clapham.

The infant is a direct descendant of the Royal House of Hanover, being descended from HRH Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester [1743-1805], by his mistress Lady Almeria Carpenter.

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Petronilla Cockin [nee Rous] 1943-2020

_.Petronilla Cockin [nee Rous], who died 11 March, 2020, aged 76, was a scion of the Earls of Stradbroke.

She was born 28 March, 1943, eldest of the 11 children of Major the Hon Peter James Mowbray Rous [1914-97], by his wife the former Elizabeth Alice Mary Fraser [1921-68], scion of the Lords Lovat, and was a granddaughter paternally of the 3rd Earl of Stradbroke [1862-1947].

She married 18 June, 1966, [Thomas] Peter John Cockin [died 2001], son of Squadron Leader John Bovingdon Cockin [1898-1983], by his wife the former Mary Connolly [1900-82], by whom she had issue, four sons and a daughter.

Mrs Cockin's private funeral will be held 7 Apr, 2020.

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Campbell/Forbes engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 March, 2020, between Andrew C.S. Campbell, son of Mr & Mrs Gordon Campbell, of Tipperary, & Annabella Jane Forbes [born 1985], scion of the Lords Forbes, daughter of Capt the Hon Jonathan Andrew Forbes [born 20 August, 1947],  of Aberdeenshire, by his wife the former Hon Nichola Frances Hawke [born 15 January, 1949], scion of the Barons Hawke.

Annabella Forbes is a granddaughter paternally of the late 22nd Lord Forbes [1918-2013], and a granddaughter maternally of the 10th Baron Hawke [1904-1992].

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Charles Richard Cubitt Bevis 1931-2020

_. Charles Richard Cubitt Bevis died 10 March, 2020, aged 88.

He was a son of Leslie Cubitt Bevis [1892-1984] by his wife the former Margaret Beatrice Shaw [1894-1973]; married 18 July, 1959, Elizabeth Catharine Oclanis Barstow [born 22 Sept, 1933], daughter of John Michael Orpen Barstow [1905-77], by his wife the former Moira Winifred Oclanis O'Brien [1912-2001], scion of the Barons Inchiquin, by whom he had six daughters, Elizabeth [born 1960], Maria [born 1962], Alexandra [born 1963], Lucinda [born 1965], Selina [born 1969], and Xanthe [born 1972].

The funeral takes place at St Peter's Church, Sherringham, Norfolk, 19 March, 2020.

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Venetia Margaret Chattey [nee Lane] 1932-2020

_. Venetia Margaret Chattey [nee Lane], who died 10 March, 2020, aged 87, was a scion of the Lane landed family; born in 1932, daughter of Herbert Arthur Cambridge Lane [1893-1951], by his wife the former Hon Margaret Gertrude Cecil [died 26 Aug, 1962], scion of the Barons Rockley.

She was a granddaughter of Evelyn Cecil, 1st Baron Rockley [1865-1941], and a great-great-granddaughter of the 2nd Marquess of Salisbury [1791-1868].

She married in 1960, Stanley Kemp Chattey [deceased], by whom she had two sons, Michael and Jonathan.

Funeral Service at St Andrew’s Church, Bloxworth, on Friday, 3 April, 2020.

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Valerie Suzanne Broadbent [died 2020]

_. [Valerie] Suzanne Broadbent [nee Mytton] died 10 March, 2020. She was a daughter of Charles Edward Henry Mytton [1911-1999], by his wife the former Gladys Alice Cratchley [1911-1996]; married 4 April, 1964, Graham Agar Broadbent [1938-2015], scion of the Broadbent baronets, son of Hubert William Lonsdale Broadbent [1908-88], by his wife the former Marjorie Agar, by whom she had issue, two sons, Charles [born 1969], Philip [born 1972], and a daughter, Juliet [born 1977].

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

De Lisle/Smollett engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 March, 2020, between James Gerard March Phillipps de Lisle [born 1987], son of Frederick March Phillipps de Lisle [born 1957], of Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Hon Aubyn Cecilia Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce [born 1 June, 1958], scion of the Barons Thurlow, & Rebecca Jane Smollett, daughter of Mr & Mrs David Smollett, of Baklutha, South Otago, New Zealand.

James March Phillipps de Lisle is a grandson maternally of the 8th Baron Thurlow [1912-2013].

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Sophie Alexandra Jessie Dixon [born 2020]

_. Celia Mary Charlotte Dixon [born 1984, nee Darroch-Thompson], wife of Samuel James Dixon [born 1985], and scion of the Darroch landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Celia Mary Charlotte, 9 March, 2020.

Simon Dixon is a son of Christopher J Dixon by his former wife the former Michelle Birch, and Celia is a daughter of Matthew John Thompson [later Darroch-Thompson] [born 1954], by his wife the former Claire Nicola Darroch [born 1956], daughter, and heir, of Duncan Darroch of Gourock [Chief of that name] 8th Baron of Gourock [born 1931].

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Saturday, March 07, 2020

MacGreevy/Brink engagement

_. The engagement was announced 7 March, 2020, between Ivo Alexander Patrick MacGreevy [born 1987], son of Dr Brian Irial Patrick MacGreevy [born 1958], of Hammersmith, b y his wife the former Hon Catriona Mary Shaw [born 1958], scion of the Barons Craigmyle, & Holly E. Brink, daughter of Mr & Mrs Stephen Brink, of Winchmore Hill, London.

Ivo MacGreevy is a grandson of the 3rd Baron Craigmyle [1923-1998].

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Gabriel Alexander Louis Brocklehurst [born 2020]

 _. Harriet Emily Brocklehurst [nee Arbuthnot, born 1984], scion of the Arbuthnot baronets, and wife of John Charles Brocklehurst [born 1988], gave birth to a son, Gabriel Alexander Louis, 6 March, 2020, a brother for Leopold Jacob, who was born in 2018.

John Brocklehurst is a son of Charles R. Brocklehurst [born 1951], by his wife the former Kate Elizabeth Shepherd [born 1958], and a grandson of James Lionel Paul Shepherd, by his wife the former Elizabeth Musgrave Wroughton [born 1935], scion of that landed gentry family.

Harriet is a daughter of Peter Geoffrey Arbuthnot [born 1950], by his wife the former Belinda Terry-Engell.

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Matilda Pelly Elizabeth Freeland [born 2020]

_. Clare Elizabeth Freeland [nee Pelly, born 1984], wife of William Robert Freeland [born 1984], and scion of the Pelly baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Matilda Pelly Elizabeth, 6 March, 2020.

William Freeland is a son of Richard Freeland. Clare is a daughter of [John] Henry Patrick Fuller Pelly [born 1953], by his wife the former Susan Elizabeth Briggs.

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Urmetzer/Boyle engagement

_. The engagement was announced 7 March, 2020, between Dr Florian T. Urmetzer, son of Mr & Mrs Ludwig Urmetzer, of Bad Krozingen, Germany, & Fenella M. Boyle [born 1982], scion of the Earls of Shannon, daughter of David Spencer Boyle [born 23 April, 1942], of Duns Tew, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Melanie Georgiana Foster.

Fenella Boyle is a great-great granddaughter of Henry Bentinck Boyle, 5th Earl of Shannon [1833-1890].

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Friday, March 06, 2020

Nicholas Montgomery Archdale 1924-2020

 _. Nicholas Montgomery Archdale, who died 5 March, 2020, aged 96, was a scion of that landed gentry family; born 5 February, 1924, son of Richard Montgomery Archdale [1892-1965], by his wife the former Phyllis Kathleen Wake [born 1887], scion of the Wake baronets; married 10 Nov, 1953, Patricia Mary Thomas [born 1934], daughter of Herbert William Thomas [1901-54], of Pentref, Clwyd, by his wife the former Enid Bartley [1906-1988], by whom he had issue, 2 sons and a daughter.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Cilcain Church, 20 April, 2020.

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Thursday, March 05, 2020

Hunt-Grubbe/Kralevska engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 March, 2020, between Henry Walter Hunt-Grubbe [born 1980], scion of that landed gentry family, elder son of Robert Henry Hunt-Grubbe [b 1938], by his wife the former Julia Susan Anderson [born 1946], and Katrina Kralevska, daughter of Mr & Mrs Vlasto Kravelski, of Skopje, Macedonia.

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Davina Bell [nee Macdonald Lockhart] 1981-2020

_. Davina Bell [nee Macdonald Lockhart], who died after a long illness, 4 March, 2020, aged 38, was a scion of the Macdonald Lockhart landed family [Lockhart of the Lee, &c.]

She was born in 1981, a daughter of Simon James Macdonald Lockhart [born 9 Aug, 1949], by his wife the former Lavinia Marsham [born 6 Feb, 1950], scion of the Earls of Romney.

Her mother was raised to the rank of an earl's daughter, 26 June, 2006, following the succession to the Earldom of Romney of her brother, Julian Charles Marsham [born 28 March, 1948].

Her grandfather, Simon Foster Macdonald Lockhart, 25th of The Lee [1916-91], by his wife the former Ella Catriona Gordon [d 2000].

Davina [known as Boo] was the wife of Robert Bell, and mother of Archie Bell, and the late Paddy.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Great Thurlow Church, 27 March, 2020.

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Astor/Ponsonby engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 March, 2020, between Thomas David Astor [born 1987], scion of the Barons Astor of Hever, son of [George] David Astor [born 8 July, 1958], of Ashbury, Wiltshire, by his late wife the former Marianne Piroska Julia Leche [1958-2019], & Lucy India Clare Ponsonby [born 1991], scion of the Ponsonby baronets, daughter of Luke Arthur Ponsonby [born 15 July, 1957], of Ledwell, co Oxford, by his wife the former Nicola J. Guy.

Tom Astor is a great-grandson of the 1st Baron Astor of Hever [1886-1971].

Lucy Ponsonby is a granddaughter maternally of General Sir Roland Guy, GCB [1928-2005], and a granddaughter paternally of Sir Ashley Charles Gibbs Ponsonby, 2nd Baronet [1921-2010].

Lucy is a great-granddaughter of the 6th Marquess of Ormonde [1893-1971].

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Monday, March 02, 2020

David Robert Micklem 1931-2020

_. David Robert Micklem, who died 1 March, 2020, aged 88, was a scion of that landed gentry family, born in 1931 son of Commander Sir Edward Robert Micklem, CBE, RN [1891-1952], by his wife the former Sybil Ursula Head [1899-1970], scion of the viscounts Head; married 1956, Sarah Caroline Georgiana Milburn [born 1935], scion of the Milburn baronets, by whom he had issue, a son and two daughters.

The funeral takes place at St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Great Waltham, 30 March, 2020.

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Sunday, March 01, 2020

Veronica Mary Weld-Blundell 1930-2020

_. Veronica Mary Weld-Blundell (née Noyes), who died 22 February, 2020, aged 89, was wife of the late Charles Joseph Ignatius Weld-Blundell [b 1928], scion of that landed gentry family. She was a daughter of Alfred Noyes, CBE [1880-1958], by his wife Mrs Mary Angela Weld-Blundell [nee Mayne] [1889-1976]; she married in 1951, and leaves 2 sons and 4 daughters. 

The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Chipping, Lancashire, 11 March, 2020.

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Peregrine Michael Hungerford Pollen 1931-2020

_. Peregrine Michael Hungerford Pollen, who died 18 February, 2020, having been struck by a lorry, aged 89, was a scion of the Pollen baronets; born 24 January, 1931, son of Capt Sir Walter Michael Hungerford Pollen, MC [1894-1968], by his wife the former Rosalind Frances Benson [1899-1982]; married 26 June, 1958 [div 1972, re-married 1978] Patricia Helen Barry [1932-2016], scion of the Barry baronets, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Gerald Barry, MC [1896-1977], by his wife the former Lady Margaret Pleydell-Bouverie [1903-2002], scion of the Earls of Radnor, daughter of the 6th Earl of Radnor, CIE, CBE [1868-1930]. Peregrine Pollen had issue by his wife, Susannah [born 1959], Arabella [born 1961], the fashion designer, and Peregrine [born 1963], and by Amanda Willis, had a son Josh and daughter, Lally.


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Alan Williams Horton 1921-2020

_. Alan Williams Horton, died at Hanover, New Hampshire, United States, 24 February, 2020, aged 98.

He was born 31 July, 1921, at Middletown, CT, son of Douglas Horton by his wife the former Carol Williams; married 17 January, 1951, Dorothy Joan Ryder [1921-2010], scion of the Earls of Harrowby, daughter of Major Henry Dudley Ryder [1894-1958], by his wife the former Dorothy Marion Streatfeild [1894-1979], scion of that landed gentry family, and a second cousin of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Alan Horton's mother-in-law was a daughter of Sidney Streatfeild [1859-1924], who was a son of Marion Henrietta Smith [1835-97], whose sister, Frances Dora [1833-1922], was Countess of Strathmore & Kinghorne, wife of the 13th Earl, and grandmother of Queen Elizabeth [1900-2002].

Alan Horton leaves issue, a daughter Carol, and two sons, James and Edward.

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Mark Iain Tennant of Balfluig 1932-2020

_. Mark Iain Tennant of Balfluig, who died 18 February, 2020, aged 87, was a scion of the Barons Glenconner.

He was born 4 December, 1932, son of Major John Tennant [1899-1967], by his first wife the former Hon Antonia Mary Roby Benson [1903-77], daughter of the 1st Baron Charnwood [1864-1945]; married 11 Dec, 1965, Lady Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie [born 18 Dec, 1935], daughter of the 7th Earl of Radnor [1895-1968]; by whom he had issue, a son, Lysander [born 1968], and a daughter, Sophia [born 1967].

The funeral takes place at St Mark's Church, Hamilton Terrace, London, 12 March, 2020.

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Dr Anthony Peter Coats Bacon 1924-2020

_. Dr Anthony Peter Coats Bacon, who died 17 February, 2020, aged 95, was a scion of the Bacon baronets, England's premier baronetcy. He was born 23 August, 1924, son of Francis Rimington Bacon [1891-1947], by his wife the former Winifred Marie Coats [1892-1973]; married 6 Dec, 1947, Helen Annette Jaques [died 2016], daughter of Harold Jaques [1888-1966], by his wife the former Gladys Emsley [1892-1978], and by her had 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Victoria Howard-Vyse [nee Collingwood] 1942-2020

_. Victoria Howard-Vyse, who died 28 February, 2020, aged 77, was a scion of the Collingwood landed gentry family, of Lilburn Tower. Born in 1942, daughter of Arthur Christopher Collingwood [1902-70], by his wife the former Vivian Esme Houlden [1919-2002]; married 1963, William Dalton Howard-Vyse [1929-1992], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Lieutenant-Col George Aubrey Howard-Vyse [1874-1953], by his wife the former Mary Frances Helena Dalton [1900-1975], scion of that landed family.

The funeral takes place at St Agnes Church, Newmarket, 20 March, 2020.

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William Hubert Dunn 1933-2020

 _. William Hubert Dunn, who died 27 February, 2020, aged 86, was head of that Irish landed gentry family. He was born 8 July, 1933, son of William Patrick Millar Dunn [1893-1964], by his wife the former Isobel Thompson [died 1954]; married 23 September, 1971, [Maria] Henriqueta D'Araujo Perestrello [died 2018], daughter of Jorge Alberto Hofacker de Moser [1906-72], by whom he had issue, Cherry [born 1972], and [James Hubert] Sebastian Dunn [born 1973], the actor, who now succeeds as head of the family.

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Minnie Merry Melissa Shenkman [born 2020]

_. Kate Anne Shenkman [nee Winser, born 1987], wife of Maximilian Ivan Michael Shenkman [born 1982], gave birth to a daughter, Minnie Merry Melissa, 27 February, 2020.

Max Shenkman is a son of Ivan Alexander Shenkman, by his wife the former Susan Mary Watt [born 1952], a granddaughter maternally of the 1st Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax [1891-1964].

Kate Shenkman is a daughter of Nigel de Northop Winser by his wife the former Shane Wesley-Smith [born 1955], descended from the Barons Remnant.

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Patrick Gillachrist Moore [born 2020]

_. Hannah Rebecca Moore [nee Boland] wife of William Gillachrist Moore [born 1 Apr, 1990], scion of the Moore baronets, gave birth to a son, Patrick Gillachrist, 24 February, 2020, a brother for Elizabeth Persis, who was born 21 July, 2018.

William Moore is a son of Charles Hilary Moore [born 31 Oct, 1956], editor, journalist, biographer, sometime editor of the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, by his wife the former Caroline Mary Baxter.

William is a great-grandson of Sir Alan Hilary Moore, 2nd Baronet [1882-1959]. The baronetcy was created for Sir Alan's father, the physician Norman Moore, who was President of the Royal College of Physicians 1918-22, and created a baronet in 1919.

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Charles John Holroyd [1933-2020]

_. Lieut-Col. Charles John Holroyd, late the Royal Green Jackets, who died 27 February, 2020, aged 86, was a grandson of the 4th Earl Cairns.

He was born in 1933, son of Major Charles Ivor Patrick Holroyd [1900-1976], by his wife the former Lady Sheila Mary Cairns [1905-2000], daughter of the 4th Earl Cairns [1865-1946].

He married 18 January, 1969, Amanda Jane Glyn [born 24 Nov, 1940], scion of the Glyn baronets, daughter of Colonel Sir Richard Hamilton Glyn, Bt [1907-1980], by his wife the former Lyndsay Mary Baker [died 1971], and had issue, two sons, Charles and George, and a daughter, Joanna.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Nicholas' Church, Chute, 20 April, 2020.

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Nicholas Charles Martin Somerville 1952-2020

_. Nicholas Charles Martin Somerville, died 15 February, 2020, aged 67.

He was born in 1952, son of Major Arthur James Somerville [1905-1981], of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, by his wife the former Mary Hart; married 1981, Teresa Astrid [Tessa] Bates [born 19 July, 1959], daughter of Thomas Aydon Bates [1926-2014], by his wife the former Elizabeth Anne Musgrave [born 1931], daughter of Sir Christopher Norman Musgrave, 6th Baronet [1892-1956]; and leaves issue, a daughter Fedora Isabella Charlotte, who was born in 1989.

The funeral takes place at St Marylebone Crematorium, 11 March, 2020.

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Rosalind Jean Mackworth, CBE 1928-2020

_. Rosalind Jean Mackworth, CBE, solicitor, died 19 February, 2020, aged 91.

Rosalind Mackworth became the first Commissioner for the Social Fund in Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1985 and served until 1993, being appointed CBE.

She had been a Director of Riverside Health Authority, the Vice President of the European Union of Women and a long serving member of the Value Added Tax Tribunals.

She was a daughter of the Rev Albert Walters [1889-1947], vicar of Wychbold, Worcestershire, by his wife the former Alma Jennie Richards [1899-1984]; married 1960, Richard Charles Audley Mackworth [1924-2014], scion of the Mackworth baronets, son of Air Vice-Marshal Philip Herbert Mackworth, CB, CBE, DFS [1897-1958], by his wife the former Winifred Kathleen June Moss [d 1967], by whom she had 2 daughters, Julia and Victoria.

The funeral takes place at Christchurch, Little Drayton, 20 March, 2020.

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Stephen Hardcastle [Fred] Agnew 1954-2020

_. Stephen Hardcastle [Fred] Agnew, who died 26 February, 2020, was a scion of the Agnew baronets. He was 65.

He was born 4 December, 1954, son of Stephen William Agnew [1921-2001], by his 1st wife the former Elizabeth Close.

He married 1993 [div], Amanda Gabriella Mary [born 8 Sept, 1959], former wife of Mark Edmond Garthwaite, and daughter of Edward Willoughby Trafford [1924-2003], by his wife the former June Imelda Harding [1930-2010], by whom he had issue, two daughters, Imogen [born 1994], and Emily [Millie] [born 1996]. He was also the step-father to Alice Garthwaite, later Agnew [born 1987].

Fred Agnew was a grandson of Sir John Stuart Agnew, 3rd Baronet [1879-1957]. His wife Amanda was a granddaughter of Maj Sigismund William Joseph Trafford [1883-1953], by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Constance Mary Bertie [1895-1987], daughter of the 7th Earl of Abingdon [1836-1928].


Harry Francis Redvers Fortescue [born 2020]

_. Olivia R. Fortescue (nee Rodgers), wife of James Adrian Fortescue (b 1978), scion of the Earls Fortescue (cr GB 1789), gave birth to a son, Harry Francis Redvers, in February, 2020, a brother for Isla and Aurelia.

James Fortescue is the only son of the Hon Seymour Fortescue (b 1942), of Chelsea, by his 1st wife the former Julia Pilcher (now Mrs Benjimin Bonas, of Morecote, Switzerland), and Olivia is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Graham Rodgers, of Windsor.

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Clover Kitty van Straubenzee [born 2020]

_. Daisy Philippa van Straubenzee [nee Jenks, born 1991], wife of Charles Anthony van Straubenzee [born 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Clover Kitty, 26 February, 2020.

Charlie van Straubenzee is a son of Alexander Henry van Straubenzee [born 1951], by his wife the former Claire Sonia Fenwick [born 1954], scion of that landed gentry family, and a descendant of the 6th Duke of Manchester [1799-1855].

Daisy van Straubenzee is a daughter of Philip Richard Jenks [born 1963], by his wife the former Alexandra Ulrike Wilson-Nicol [born 1963], daughter of Alexander James Wilson-Nicol [born 1933], by his wife the former Christiane F. von Canstein.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks in 2018.

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Hugo James Arthur McIndoe [born 2020]

_. Henrietta McIndoe [nee Addams Williams] wife of Harry James McIndoe [born 1985], gave birth to a son, Hugo James Arthur, 28 February, 2020, in Singapore, a brother for Cosima, who was born 12 July, 2018.

Harry is a son of Mr Andrew McIndoe, of Wadhurst, East Sussex, by his former wife the former Lady Felicity Aileen Ann Stopford [born 17 December, 1951], now Lady Felicity Rosenquist, of Chelsea, London. Harry is a grandson of the 8th Earl of Courtown [1908-75].

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Oswald Sykes Walker [born 2020]

 _. Alice Marion Walker [nee Turville Constable Maxwell], wife of George Walker, and scion of the Lords Herries of Terregles, gave birth to a son, Oswald Sykes, 25 February, 2020.

George Walker is a son of Mr & Mrs Richard Walker, of Axford, Hampshire, & Alice is a daughter of Robert John Turville Constable Maxwell [born 1933], by his wife the former Susan Mary Gaisford St Lawrence [born 1936].

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Guinness/Sveaas engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 29 February, 2020, between Richard de Zoete Guinness [born 1981], scion of the Guinness baronets, son of Robert Chapman Guinness [born 1937], of Lodge Park, Straffan, Ireland, by his wife the former Sarah Jane de Zoete [born 1943], and Clementine Liv Coleridge Sveaas, daughter of Mr & Mrs Haakon Sveaas, of Pimlico, London.

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Lewis/Ferguson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 29 February, 2020, between Captain Jeremy John Charles Lewis, Welsh Guards [born 1990], elder son of Beryn Charles Martin Lewis [born 1958], of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, by his wife the former Tamzin Marjorie Soames [born 1958], scion of that landed gentry family, & Kimberley D. Ferguson, daughter of Mr & Mrs William Ferguson, of Broadway, Worcestershire.

Captain Lewis is descended from the Cayley baronets, and the Marquesses of Conyngham, &c.

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Elletson/Elkington engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 28 February, 2020, between Edward Roger Chandos Elletson [born 1990], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Philip Roger Chandos Elletson [born 1947], of Huish, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Lady Alexandra Susan Marquis [born 1961], & Edwina Amy Charlotte Julian Elkington [born 1989], daughter of Robert John Elkington [born 1949], of Sutton Scotney, Hampshire, by his wife the former Mary Patricia Ashley Cooper [born 1953], scion of the Earls of Shaftesbury.

Edward Elletson is a grandson maternally of the 2nd Earl of Woolton [1922-1969], by his wife the triple peeress, [Cecily] Josephine Gordon-Cumming [1925-2012], scion of the baronets of that name, and later wife of the 3rd Baron Forres [1922-1978] and the 3rd Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor [1924-2010].

Edwina Elkington is a great-granddaughter of the 9th Earl of Shaftesbury [1869-1961].

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Cubitt/Milligan-Manby engagement

The engagement was announced 28 Feb, 2020, between James William Cubitt [born 25 July, 1992], scion of that landed family, elder son of Major General Sir William George Cubitt, KCVO  [born 1959], of Honing, Norfolk, by his wife the former Lucy Jane Pym [born 24 Sept, 1961], scion of that landed gentry family, & Eleanor Milligan-Manby, scion of that landed gentry family, elder daughter of James Milligan-Manby, of Thorganby, Lincolnshire, by his wife Emma.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Asquith/Carr-Ellison engagement

The engagement is announced between Thomas Anthony Gerard [Tom] Asquith [born 1992], scion of the Earls of Oxford & Asquith, elder son of the Hon Sir Dominic Antony Gerard Asquith, KCMG [born 1957], of Mells, Somerset, by his wife the former Louise Elizabeth Cotton, & Lucy Emma Carr-Ellison [born 1986], scion of that landed family, eldest daughter of Major John McMorrough Carr-Ellison, of Hedgeley, Northumberland, by his wife the former Catherine Babington Smith [b 3 Mar, 1952], daughter of David Babington Smith [1907-89], by his wife the former Hon Mary Joan Fenella Hope-Morley [1915-2015], daughter of the 2nd Baron Hollenden [1885-1977].

Tom Asquith is a grandson of the 2nd Earl of Oxford & Asquith [1916-2011], and is a great-great grandson of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford & Asquith [1852-1928], Prime Minister, 1908-1916.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Drake/Wemyss engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 February, 2020, between Martin Edward Drake, son of the late Mr Raymond Drake, and Mrs Drake, of Ladythorpe Farm, Askern, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, & Hermione Mary Wemyss [born 23 April, 1982], elder daughter of Michael James Wemyss, of that Ilk, Chief of the Clan [born 10 Nov, 1947], of Wemyss Castle, Fife, by his wife the former Charlotte Mary Bristowe.

Hermione's grandfather David Wemyss of that Ilk, Chief of that clan [1920-2005] married Lady Jean Christian Bruce [b 12 Jan, 1923], daughter of Edward James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine [1881-1968].

Hermione's great-grandfather, Michael John Erskine Wemyss of that Ilk [1888-1982], married Lady Victoria Alexandrina Violet Cavendish-Bentinck [1890-1994], cousin of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and daughter of the 6th Duke of Portland [1857-1943], &c.

It is Hermione's second marriage. In 2006 she married Thomas Richard Bell, by whom she had two children. The marriage ended in divorce in 2013.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Dowson/Nash engagement

_. The engagement was announced 25 February, 2020, between Thomas William Dowson [born 1982], son of Peter Dowson, of Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, by his wife the former Nicola M. Bogie [born 1954], and Camilla Judith Nash [born 1986], daughter of Philip John Lester Nash [born 1950], of Odiham, Hampshire, by his wife the former Aline Mary Anne Vane-Tempest [born 1952], scion of the Marquesses of Londonderry, daughter of Charles Stewart McDonnell Vane-Tempest, MBE [1921-2008], by his first wife the former Diana Constance Seth-Smith [born 1921], a scion of that landed gentry family.

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The Lady Anne Wake-Walker 1920-2020

_. The Lady Anne Wake-Walker, who has died aged 99, was a scion of the Earls Spencer and an aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales.

She was born the Hon Anne Spencer, 4 Aug, 1920, daughter of Albert Edward John Spencer, then styled Viscount Althorp [1892-1975], by his wife the former Lady Cynthia Elinor Beatrix Hamilton [1897-1972], OBE, DCVO, scion of the Dukes of Abercorn. Anne's father succeeded his father as 7th Earl Spencer, 26 September, 1922, and died 9 June, 1975, aged 83. She became Lady Anne on her father's succession.

Her younger brother Edward John [Johnny], was the 8th Earl Spencer [1924-92], father of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Lady Anne served as an officer in the WRENS in the Second World War.

Lady Anne married 10 February, 1944, Captain Christopher Baldwin Hughes Wake-Walker, RN [1920-1998], of East Bergholt, co Suffolk, scion of the Walker baronets, son of Admiral Sir William Frederic Wake-Walker, KCB [1888-1945], by his wife the former Muriel Elsie Hughes [died 1963], scion of the Hughes baronets. The then Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret attended the Wake-Walker's wedding reception at Admiralty House.

Lady Anne was widowed 5 Apr, 1998. She leaves issue, three sons David [born 1947], Richard [born 1951], and Maj. Michael, of the Coldstream Guards [born 1958], and two daughters, Elizabeth Sarah Duckworth-Chad [born 1944, for whom Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother stood sponsor], and Diana Mary Macfarlane [born 1958, twin with her brother, Michael].

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Jackson/Lister-Kaye engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 February, 2020, between Gregory James Jackson, younger son of Mr Nicolas Jackson of Cravans, France and Mrs Jenny Tulley of Newick, East Sussex, and Hermione Anne Lucinda Lorne Lister-Kaye [born 27 September, 1990], daughter of Sir John Philip Lister Lister-Kaye, 8th Baronet [born 8 May, 1946], of The House of Aigas, Inverness-shire, by his 2nd and current wife the former Lucinda Anne Law [born 1950], who was former wife of the Hon Evan Baillie, now 4th Baron Burton.

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de Zulueta/Hardinge engagement

The engagement was announced 22 February, 2020, between Sebastian Philip William de Zulueta [born 1990], descended from the Barons Windlesham, son of Francis Philip Harold de Zulueta [born 10 Feb, 1959], of Wandsworth, London, by his wife the former Pandora Jeffreys, and Annabella Kate Hardinge [born 1992], daughter of Mr Mark T. Hardinge and Mrs Hania Hardinge [nee Gaworzewska], both of Pimlico, London.

Sebastian de Zulueta'z grandfather, Sir Philip de Zulueta [1925-89], served as private secretary to three prime ministers, Eden, Macmillan and Douglas-Home. Sir Philip married the Hon Marie Louise Hennessy [born 1930], daughter of the 2nd Baron Windlesham [1903-62].

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Bolimowski/de Zulueta engagement

The engagement was announced 22 February, 2020, between Samuel V.K. Bolimowski, eldest son of Maria Tomaszewska, of Henley-on-Thames, and Gala Marie-Louise Philomena de Zulueta [born 1988], daughter of Francis Philip Harold de Zulueta [born 10 Feb, 1959], of Wandsworth, London, by his wife the former Pabdora Jeffreys.

Gala de Zulueta is a granddaughter of Sir Philip Francis de Zulueta [1925-1989], private secretary to three prime ministers, Eden, Macmillan and Douglas-Home, by his wife the former Hon Marie Louise Hennessy [born 9 Mar, 1930], daughter of the 2nd Baron Windlesham [1903-62].

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Bluebell Rose Trafelet [born 2020]

_. The Lady Melissa Jane [Missy] Trafelet [nee Percy, born 1987], wife of Remy White Trafelet [born 1970], and scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, gave birth to a daughter, Bluebell Rose, 19 February, 2020, in New York.

Remy Trafelet is a son of Dean M. Trafelet, former Illinois Circuit Judge, by his wife Janet.

Lady Melissa is a daughter of the 12th Duke of Northumberland, of Alnwick Castle, and Syon House, by his wife the former [Isobel] Jane Miller Richard.

Lady Melissa was previously married, 2013 [div 2016] to Thomas Alexander van Straubenzee [born 1982], scion of that landed gentry family.

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Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont/McMillan engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 February, 2020, between Henry Conolly Robert [Harry] Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont, yr, [born 10 May, 1990], elder son of Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon, 11th of Esslemont and 22nd of Hallhead [born 19 June, 1961], of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the former Angela Clare Frisby, & Harriet S,A, McMillan, daughter of Mr & Mrs Cedric McMillan, of Cranford Farm, Braishfield, Hampshire.

Harry Wolrige Gordon is a kinsman of HM The Queen in his descent from the Abel Smith family. His grandfather, Robert Wolrige Gordon, 10th of Esslemont and 21st of Hallhead [1928-95], married Rosemary Jane Abel Smith [born 1 March, 1936], scion of that landed family, daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Conolly Abel Smith, GCVO [1899-1985], by his wife the former Lady Mary Elizabeth Carnegie [1899-1996], daughter of the 10th Earl of Southesk [1854-1941].

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Pollock/Roberts engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 February, 2020, between Harold William Charles Pollock [born 30 April, 1988], scion of the Viscounts Hanworth, elder son of the late Major the Hon [Richard] Charles Standish Pollock [1951-2005], by his wife the former Annette Louise Lockhart, now of Long Melford, & Miss Sophia A. Roberts, eldest daughter of Senor and Senorita Jamie Roberts, of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.

Harold Pollock is a grandson paternally of the 2nd Viscount Hanworth [1916-1996].

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Hackett/Boughey engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 February, 2020, between Carlo W.P. Hackett, only son of the late Patrick Hackett, and Mrs David Cotterell, of Putney, London, & Victoria Rose Boughey [born 12 November, 1990], scion of the Boughey baronets, daughter of James Richard Boughey [born 29 Aug, 1960], of Piddletrenthide, Dorset, and Mrs Katharine Mary [Katy] Boughey [nee Fenwicke-Clennell, scion of that landed gentry family, born 14 June, 1963], of Kensington, London.

Victoria is a first cousin once removed of Sarah, Duchess of York.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Florence Elizabeth Foster Talbot Rice [born 2020]

_. Charlotte Emma Scott Talbot Rice [nee Foster, born 1984], wife of Samuel Peter Gurney Talbot Rice [born 1982], scion of the Barons Dynevor, gave birth to a daughter, Florence Elizabeth Foster, 18 February, 2020, a sister for Annie Rose Aver, who was born in 2018.

Samuel Talbot Rice is a son of Nigel Talbot Rice [born 1938], by his wife the former [Rosfrith] Joanna Sarah Manning [born 1947]. He married in 2012, Charlotte Emma Scott Foster, daughter of Judge Richard John Samuel Foster [born 1954], by his first wife the former [Marlene] Ann Scott [1941-2002].

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Carter/Beresford engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 February, 2020, between Christopher Neil Carter, younger son of Mr & Mrs Neil Carter, of Merton, co Oxford, & Simonne Alexandra Beresford, scion of the Marquesses of Waterford, daughter of Valentine Tristram de la Poer Beresford [born 10 Oct, 1965], of  Dorchester, Dorset, by his wife the former Evelyne Hoskin.

Simonne Beresford is a great-granddaughter of the 7th Marquess of Waterford [1901-34].

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Balthazar Frederick Tassilo von Westenholz [born 2020]

_. To Caroline Anna Christine Sieber and Frederick Patrick Piers von Westenholz [born 1980], a son, Balthazar Frederick Tassilo, 11 February, 2020, a brother for Electra Amalia Bartholomea, born in 2015, and for Cleopatra Frederica Madeline, born 2017.

Frederick von Westenholz is a son of Frederick Patrick Piers Baron von Westenholz [born 1943], by his second wife the former Jane Leveson [born 1953], descended from the Blackwood baronets [from whom descended the Marquesses of Dufferin & Ava], &c.

Frederick's uncle, Charles von Westenholz [who died 2016], married Lady Mary Kerr, sister of the Marquess of Lothian.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Walter Peregrine Chadwyck-Healey [born 2020]

_. The Hon Virginia Audrey Hart Chadwyck-Healey [born 1982, nee Fraser], scion of the Barons Strathalmond, and wife of Oliver Peregrine Chadwyck-Healey [born 1982], scion of the baronets of that name, gave birth to a son, Walter Peregrine, 17 February, 2020, a brother for Nancy Amanda [born 2014], and for Maggie Davina [born 2016].

Oliver is a son of Peregrine James Chadwyck-Healey [born 1950], by his wife the former Julia Mary Boughey [born born 1952], a cousin of Sarah, Duchess of York, daughter of Sir Richard Boughey, 10th Baronet [1925-1978].

The Hon Virginia Chadwyck-Healey is a daughter of the 3rd Baron Strathalmond [born 1947], by his wife the former Amanda Rose Taylor.

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Scarlett Olivia Gamble [born 2020]

_.To Clare Martin and Paul Matthew Gamble [born 1975], a daughter, Scarlett Olivia, 17 February, 2020, a sister for Lucy and Emily.

Paul Gamble is a son of Timothy Massey Gamble [born 1941], descended from the Troubridge baronets, by his wife the former Georgina Mead.

Paul is descended from Sir Thomas Troubridge, 3rd Baronet [1815-67].

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Colonel Ian Ranald Critchley, OBE 1926-2020

_. Colonel Ian Ranald Critchley, OBE, late the Black Watch, died 7 February, 2020. He was the maternal grandfather of the Earl of Leven and Melville.

He was born in 1926, son of Lieutenant-Colonel [Drury] Ranald Critchley [1896-1969], of Park Close, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Gladys Olive Julia O'Brien [1895-1971]; married 6 January, 1951, Isabel Mary Hamilton [1929-2016], daughter of Lieut-Col. Adrian Kelso Hamilton [1897-1960], by his wife the former Susannah Mary Arbuthnott [1901-83], scion of the Viscounts of Arbuthnott. He was the father of two sons, and two daughters. His son, Rowland [1961-2017], married Elisabeth Storey [b 1964], scion of the Storey baronets. His daughter, Julia Clare [b 1961], married in 1981, David Leslie-Melville, styled Lord Balgonie [1954-2007], son and heir of the 16th Earl of Leven and Melville. His daughter, Anna, married Thomas Adby Collins, scion of that landed family.

The funeral takes place 24 February, 2020, at St James Episcopal Church, Muthill.

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Vestey/Harris engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 February, 2020, between Thomas Hector Moubray [Tom] Vestey [born 1993], scion of the Vestey baronets, eldest son of George Moubray William Vestey [born 1964], of Great Thurlow, Suffolk, by his wife the former Rachel Philippa Osborne, and Emily K. Harris, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Malcolm Harris, of Northampton.

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Dr John Francis Hyde Villiers 1936-2020

_. Dr John Francis Hyde Villiers, who died at his home in Norfolk, 11 February, 2020, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Clarendon.

He was born 24 January, 1936, youngest son of Eric Hyde Villiers [1881-1964], by his wife the former Joan Ankaret Talbot [1901-86], and was a great-grandson of the 4th Earl of Clarendon [1800-1870].

He married 19 July, 1958, Myee Miranda McKenna [b 10 Aug, 1935], daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel David McKenna [1911-2003], by his wife the former Lady Cecilia Elizabeth Keppel [1910-2003], scion of the Earls of Albemarle, daughter of the 9th Earl [1882-1979], &c.

Dr Hyde Villiers leaves a son and three daughters.

A Service will be held at St Nicholas Church, Blakeney, Norfolk, 9 March, 2020.

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Leo Henry Ingham [born 2020]

_. Camelia Aline Ingham [born 1988, nee Buckmaster], wife of Harry James Fraser Ingham [born 1988], gave birth to a son, Leo Henry, 31 January, 2020.

Harry Ingham is the son of Michael Ingham, of Wimbledon, London, by his wife the former Shirley Cairns, and Camelia Ingham is a daughter of Henry G. Buckmaster, of Little Blakenham, co Suffolk, by his wife the former Julia Mary Hobhouse [born 1956], scion of the Hobhouse baronets.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Elspeth Dorina Carlyon [nee Gore-Langton] 1926-2020

_. Elspeth Dorina Carlyon, who died 6 February, 2020, aged 94, was a scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe, born 21 January, 1926, daughter of Lieutenant-Commander the Hon Evelyn Arthur Grenville Gore-Langton, DSO, RN [1884-1972], by his wife the former Irene Maria Gartside-Spaight [1890-1967], scion of that Irish landed gentry family.

Elspeth was a granddaughter of the 4th Earl Temple of Stowe [1847-1902].

She married 20 July, 1950, Thomas Alfred Spry Carlyon [1923-99], son of Maj Alfred Spry Carlyon [1879-1955], by his wife the former Gwendoline Young-Jamieson. She leaves a son, William, and a daughter, Nicola.

The funeral takes place at St Paul's Church, Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, 2 March, 2020.

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The Baroness MacLehose of Beoch [died 2020]

_. The Baroness MacLehose of Beoch (née Dunlop), who died 16 February, 2020, aged 99, was the widow of the Baron MacLehose of Beoch, KT, GCVO, GBE [1917-2000], Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hong Kong 1971-1982.

She was the former Margaret Noel Dunlop, daughter of Sir Thomas Dunlop, and married diplomat Crawford Murray MacLehose, in 1947. 

Her husband served as British Ambassador to Vietnam 1967-69, and to Denmark, 1969-71, was created a life peer in 1982, and appointed a Knight of the Thistle in that year.

Lady MacLehose is survived by a daughter, the Hon Sylvia Margaret Sandeman [born 1949], and was predeceased by a daughter, the Hon Elfrida Wedgwood.

The funeral takes place at St Oswald's Episcopal Church, Maybole, Ayrshire, 26 February, 2020.

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Andolie Nina Patricia Ball [born 2020]

_. Lucinda Anlaby Joan Ball [nee Newman, born 1986], wife of Alan G. Ball, gave birth to a daughter, Andolie Nina Patricia, 16 February, 2020.

Alan Ball is a son of Mr & Mrs Gregory Ball, of Shellharbour, Australia, and Lucinda is a daughter of the late Robin George Newman [1936-2009], by his wife the former Lavinia Anlaby Legard [born 1944], scion of the Legard baronets.

Lucinda's paternal grandfather, George Christopher Newman married Lady Nina Joan Edith Virginia Villiers [1908-71], daughter of the 6th Earl of Clarendon.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Hall/Dudley engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 February, 2020, between Frederick Amery Kynaston Hall [born 1989], descended from the Studd baronets, son of Christopher John Hall [born 1957], of Rockbourne, Hampshire, by his wife the former Jane Anastasia Studd [born 1961], and Alexandra M Dudley, daughter of Michael Dudley, of Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, and Mrs Carmen Dudley, of Lynchmere, west Sussex.

Frederick Hall is a grandson paternally of the late director Sir Peter Hall, KBE [1930-2017] by his 1st wife the actress Leslie Caron [born 1931], and a grandson maternally of Capt Sir Robert Studd, 3rd Baronet [1926-77].

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Hon Tessa Mary Ogilvie Thompson 1934-2020

_. The Hon Tessa Ogilvie Thompson, who died 14 February, 2020, aged 85, was one of the co-heirs to the ancient Barony of Dacre, and a scion of the viscounts Hampden.

She was born the Hon Tessa Mary Brand, 21 April, 1934, fourth daughter of the 4th Viscount Hampden, CMG [1900-1965] who also succeeded as 26th Baron Dacre, by his wife the former Leila Emily Seely [1900-1996], scion of the Seely baronets.

She married 24 July, 1956, Julian Ogilvie Thompson, daughter of Newton Ogilvie Thompson [1904-92], by his wife the former Anne Agnes Eve Wiener [1905-2000], by whom she had issue, two son, Christopher and Anthony, and two daughters, Rachel and Katharine.

On her father's death, 17 October, 1965, his viscouncty of Hampden passed to his closest male heir, and the Barony of Dacre [created in 1321] fell into abeyance between his two surviving daughters, Rachel [born in 1929], and Tessa [born in 1934], and in 1970 the abeyance was terminated in favour of the elder daughter, Rachel [1929-2012], who became [27th] Baroness Dacre in her own right.

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OVILVIE THOMPSON TESSA MARY (nee BRAND) on 14th February 2020, passed away peacefully from complications developed subsequent to a successful double heart bypass operation in early January. Deeply mourned by husband of over 63 years, Julian, their four children - Christopher, Rachel, Anthony, Katherine and spouses, 12 grandchildren, one great grandson and much loved sister-in-law, Virginia. Funeral private, family, only.
She was d of 4th Viscount HAMPDEN (1900-65) and scion of the DACRE barons, and Leila Emily (1900-96) d of Lt-Col Frank Evelyn SEELY (1864-1928), scion of the Bts of that name, and Leila Eliza RUSSELL (1876-1903), gt gd of 6th Duke of BEDFORD (1766-1839) and gd of 8th Baron MIDDLETON (1817-77) etc etc. She m 1956 Julian (b 1934 reg Q1 Cape Town) s of Newton OGILVIE THOMPSON (1904-92), sometime Chief Justice of South Africa, and (Anne Agnes) Eve WIENER (1905-2000), and had four children as above.

Colonel Maurice Richard Gray [Dick] Clutterbuck 1925-2020

_. Colonel Maurice Richard Gray Clutterbuck, died 14 February, 2020. Born in 1925 he married Gillian Margaret Harding [1927-2017], daughter of Maj Egerton Stephen Somers Harding [1886-1970], descended from the Barons Somers. Colonel Clutterbuck leaves issue. His granddaughter, Cecilia Colacicchi [born 1988], married 2016, Henry Miles Fitzalan Howard, styled Earl of Arundel and Surrey [born 3 Dec, 1987], son and heir of the 18th Duke of Norfolk [b 2 Dec, 1956].

Colonel Clutterbuck's funeral takes place at St Benet's Roman Catholic Church, Kemerton, Gloucestershire, 28 February, 2020.

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The Baroness Stevens of Ludgate 1939-2020

_. The Baroness Stevens of Ludgate, who died 11 February, 2020, aged 80, was the third wife of the life peer Baron Stevens of Ludgate [born 26 May, 1936].

The Russian-born former photographer Meriza Giori was born in January, 1939, & married David Stevens as his third wife in 1990 [his second wife having died choking on a peach in 1989].

David Stevens was Chairman of United Newspapers, 1981-99, and created a life peer in 1987, as Baron Stevens of Ludgate. Originally a Conservative peer he defected to UKIP in later years.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Joanna Hermione Beckitt [nee Burnett-Stuart] 1960-2020

_. Joanna Beckitt, who died 13 February, 2020, aged 59, was descended from the Camerons of Lochiel and the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, & Dukes of Montrose.

She was born Joanna Hermione Burnett-Stuart, 25 Oct, 1960, scion of a landed gentry family, daughter of Joseph Burnett-Stuart [1930-2010], by his wife Mary Hermione Stewart [born 1931].

She was a great-granddaughter of Sir Donald Cameron of Lochie, 25th Chief of the Clan [1876-1951], who married Lady Hermione Graham [1882-1978], daughter of the 5th Duke of Montrose, and a great-great-granddaughter of Lady Margaret Montagu-Douglas-Scott [1846-1918], daughter of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry [1806-84], &c.

Married Jonathan Burkitt, by whom she had issues, two daughters, Hermione and Sophie.

The funeral takes place at St James's Church, Piccadilly, 5 March, 2020.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Sir Hugh Guy Cubitt, CBE 1928-2020

_. Sir Hugh Cubitt, CBE, who died 6 February, 2020, aged 91, was a former Lord Mayor of Westminster and cousin of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

Hugh Guy Cubitt was born 2 July, 1928, son of Lieutenant-Col the Hon Charles Guy Cubitt [1903-79], by his wife the former Rosamond Mary Edith Cholmeley [1904-84], scion of the Cholmeley baronets, and was a grandson of the 2nd Baron Ashcombe [1867-1947].

He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and Greenwich, and was a naval cadet in the closing months of the Second World War. He served as a Lieut [RN] in the Korean War 1949-51. Elected to Westminster City Council in 1963, and later became its leader. He served as Lord Mayor of Westminster 1977-78. In 1983 he was knighted and served as High Sheriff of Surrey in that year.

Hugh Cubitt married 26 June, 1958, Linda Ishbel Campbell [born 1934], scion of the Barons Colgrain, daughter of the Hon Angus Dudley Campbell, by his wife the former Joan Pakenham, scion of the Earls of Longford. He leaves a widow and a son Jonathan and two daughters, Joanna and Victoria.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Barnabas Church, Ranmore, 20 April, 2020.

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David Offley Crewe-Read 1944-2020

_. David Offley Crewe-Read died 31 January, 2020. He was 75. He was a scion of the Crewe landed family from whom descended the now extinct Marquesses of Crewe.

He was born in 1944, a son of Colonel John Offley Crewe-Read [1908-], by his wife the former Hon Diana Wroughton Robins [died 2007], daughter of the 1st [and last] Baron Robins [1884-1962].

He married firstly, Elizabeth Jane Dyer, by whom he had issue, Caspian, Daniel and Gabriella. By his 2nd wife, the former Emma Garton, he had issue, Honey-Bee, Sacha, and Charles.

His eldest daughter, Gabriella, married Toby Grafftey-Smith [died 2017], a founder member of the band Jamiroquai.

A Service of Thanksgiving will take place at the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More, Chelsea, 13 March, 2020.

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Christopher Gerald Pole-Carew 1931-2020

_. Christopher Gerald Pole-Carew, who died 12 February, 2020, aged 88, was born 17 May, 1931, son of Maj Gerald Ayshford Pole-Carew [1887-1969], by his wife the former Eileen Lorna O'Callaghan [died 1989]; married 3 Apr, 1954, Gillian Elizabeth Burton, by whom he had issue.

Mr Pole-Carew was for many years managing director of the Nottingham Evening Post Newspaper.

Mr Pole-Carew has descents from the Lytteltons and the Seymour Baronets [scions of the Dukes of Somerset] &c.

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The 3rd and last Baron Greenhill 1924-2020

_. The 3rd Baron Greenhill died 13 January, 2020, at Newbury. He was 95.

Malcolm Greenhill was born 5 May, 1924, a younger son of the 1st Baron Greenhill [1887-1967], by his wife the former Ida Goodman [who died in 1985].

He succeeded to the peerage, created in 1950, on the death of his elder brother, Stanley, the 2nd Baron, 28 September, 1989.

Lord Greenhill was unmarried, and the peerage now becomes extinct.

The funeral will take place at West Berkshire Crematorium, 20 February, 2020.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Henry James Hampshire Broughton [born 2020]

_. Angela Greta Broughton [nee Hampshire], wife of the Hon Henry Robert Broughton [born 2 Oct, 1978], scion of the Barons Fairhaven, gave birth to a son, Henry James Hampshire, 11 February, 2020, a brother for Isabella, who was born 10 Aug, 2017.

The Hon Henry Broughton is the sixth child of Major the 3rd Baron Fairhaven [born 16 Nov, 1936], by his wife the former Kathleen Patricia Magill. He married in 2015, Angela Greta Hampshire, daughter of Dr Robert Hampshire, of Sydney, Australia, by his wife Sally.

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Diana Anne Norman [nee Sheffield] 1942-2020

_. Diana Anne Norman, who died 10 February, 2020, aged 77, was a scion of the Sheffield baronets.

She was born 15 May, 1942, as Diana Anne Sheffield, second daughter of John Vincent Sheffield [1913-2008], by his 1st wife the former Anne Margaret Faudel-Phillips [died 1969]. Her elder sister, Jane Stevens, was Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, for 32 years. A cousin, Davina Sheffield, was mooted as a possible Princess of Wales in the mid 1970s.

She married 9 July, 1966, David Mark Norman, scion of that landed family, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Richard Norman, of Much Hadham, co Hertford, by whom she had issue, a son Jonathan [born 1972], and three daughters, Anna [born 1967], Isabella [born 1971], and Davina [born 1981]. Her middle daughter Isabella is the wife of the Hon Timothy Knatchbull [born 1964], a grandson of Admiral of the Fleet the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma [1900-79].

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Robert Alexander Montgomerie of Southannan 1938-2020

_. Robert Alexander Montgomerie of Southannan, died 8 February, 2020, at Verbier, Switzerland. He was 81, the scion of a Scots landed family.

He was born in 1938 a son of Colonel George Jardine Kidston-Montgomerie of Southannan [1907-93], by his wife the former Lydia Cecilia Mason [d 1991]; his sister, Philippa married as her second husband the 7th Marquess Townshend.

He married in 1964, Margaret Ann Everett, daughter of R.A. Everett, by whom he had issue.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Dottie Tyrwhitt-Drake [born 2020]

_. Jenna Louise Tyrwhitt-Drake [nee Crossley, born 1987], wife of Edward William Tyrwhitt-Drake [born 1986], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Dottie, 5 February, 2020.

Edward is a son of William T.P. Tyrwhitt-Drake [born 1942], of Bereleigh, Hampshire, by his wife the former Philippa J.M. Bibby [born 1957].

Jenna Tyrwhitt-Drake is a daughter of Mr Mark S. Crossley, of Edenfield, Hampshire, by his wife the former Claire E. Savage.

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Sunday, February 09, 2020

Jennifer Keown-Boyd 1942-2020

_. Jennifer Keown-Boyd, who died 8 February, 2020, was a daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel William Dalison Keown-Boyd, OBE [1912-1984], scion of that Irish landed family, by his wife the former Anne Frances Macpherson-Grant [1914-2002], scion of the extinct Macpherson-Grant baronets, &c.

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