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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Birth of a son and heir to the Earl and Countess of Lucan

The Countess of Lucan, wife of the 8th Earl of Lucan, has given birth to a son and heir, Charles Lars John Bingham. The heir apparent to the family title is traditionally styled Lord Bingham.

The Earl of Lucan (born 21 Sept 1967) is the 8th Earl in the Peerage of Ireland, created in 1795, and is Baron Bingham in the Peerage of the UK, created in 1934.

Lord Lucan is the only son Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan (b 18 Dec, 1934, missing since 7 Nov 1974), by his wife the former Veronica Mary Duncan (1937-2017).

The Countess of Lucan is the former Anne-Sofie Foghsgaard (born Dec 1977), only daughter of Danish industrialist Lars Foghsgaard (born 1942),  & his wife Suzanne-Charlotte Foghsgaard, of Spott House, Dunbar.

Following the disappearance of his father (wanted for questioning by the police in connection with the murder of his children's nanny, Sandra Rivett), Mr Justice Morritt, sitting in the Chancery Division of the High Court on 11 Dec 1992, gave the Trustees of the then Lord Bingham liberty to administer the 7th Earl of Lucan's estate under the presumption that he was dead; leave was also granted to have the 7th Earl of Lucan's death sworn in the Family Division of the High Court; following the custom of succession in undisputed Irish peerages, Lord Bingham assumed his father's title as 8th Earl of Lucan and on 8 Dec 1998 he applied to the Lord Chancellor for a writ of summons to the House of Lords as Baron Bingham (a United Kingdom peerage created in 1934 for his great-grandfather) but was refused; it remains open to him to apply to the Registrar of Peerages for inclusion on the Peerage Roll as Earl of Lucan.

A death certificate was issued for the missing 7th Earl in 2018

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Louise Dick [nee Blum] died 2020

_. Louise Dick [nee Blum], who has died, married a descendant of the Buxton baronets.

She was a daughter of Walter Blum, of Sonning, Berkshire; and married 1988, Jasper Henry [Josh] Dick [born 1956], son of Prof Marcus William Dick [1920-71], by his wife the former Cecilia Rachel Buxton [1927-95], scion of the Buxton baronets. She leaves a son, George Dick.

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The 3rd Baron Ogmore 1937-2020

_. The 3rd Baron Ogmore has died at the age of 82.

Morgan Rees Rees-Williams was born 19 December, 1937, a younger son of the 2nd Baron Ogmore [1903-1976], by his wife the former [Alice Alexandra] Constance Wills [died 1998].

He succeeded as 3rd Baron Ogmore on the death of his elder brother, the 2nd Baron, 9 November, 2004. The peerage was created in 1950 for his grandfather, David Rees-Williams, PC, a Labour MP for South Croydon, who served as a minister in the Attlee administration.

Lord Ogmore married three times, firstly 30 May 1964 [div 1970], Patricia, daughter of C. Paris Jones; secondly, 1972 [div 1976], Roberta [died 2018], daughter of Capt Alec Stratford Cunningham-Reid, DFC [1895-1977], by his second wife, the former Angela Williams. [His first wife had been the Hon Ruth Ashley, sister of Edwina Countess Mountbatten of Burma]; married 3rdly, 1990, Beata Solski, daughter of Zdislaw Solski.

Lord Ogmore had two sons by his 3rd wife, the Hon Tudor David Rees-Williams and the Hon Dylan Rees-Williams. The elder son, born 11 Dec, 1991, now succeeds as 4th Baron Ogmore.

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Clutterbuck/North engagement

_. The engagement was announced 30 May, 2020, between Jack Rupert Meadows Clutterbuck [born 1990], scion of that landed gentry family, eldest son of the late Hugh Meadows Clutterbuck [1959-2011], by his former wife the former Camilla Nicholson [1962-2018], & Louisa Alice J. North [born 1990], daughter of Mr & Mrs William North, of Tedstone Delamere, Herefordshire.

Jack Clutterbuck is descended maternally from the Barons Sudeley, Faringdon, &c.

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Schwikkard/Gore Browne engagement

_The engagement was announced 30 May, 2020, between Guy W. Schwikkard, son of Mr and Mrs John Schwikkard, of Hamilton, New Zealand, & Dotty Gore Browne, elder daughter of the late David Charles Gore Browne [1952-2012], by his wife the former Diana Rees [Mrs Diana Gore Browne, of Rockbourne, Hampshire].

Dotty Gore Browne is a granddaughter of Maj Thomas Gore Browne [died 1988], who married 1946, Lavinia Gertrude Georgiana Loyd [b 21 Dec, 1923], scion of that landed gentry family, of Lockinge, and a granddaughter maternally of the 1st Earl of Midleton [1856-1942].

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Nicholas Andrew Willan [born 2020]

_. Laura Helena Ruth Willan [nee Massey, born 1986], wife of Andrew Hugh Willan [born 1986], gave birth to a son, Nicholas Andrew, 22 May, 2020, a brother for Martha Clare, who was born 2 Aug, 2018.

Andrew Willan is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Michael Willan, of Bramshott, Hampshire, and Laura is a daughter of Peregrine Tatton Eyre Massey [born 1952], of Woodchurch, Kent, scion of the Barons Massy, by his wife the former Deirdre Mary Drummond [born 1953], scion of the Earls of Perth.

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Tallulah Grace Frankland [born 2020]

 _. The Hon Mrs William Frankland [nee Anna Elizabeth R. Holder, born 1984], wife of the Hon William Thomas Assheton Frankland [born 23 July, 1984], gave birth to a daughter, Tallulah Grace, 22 May, 2020.

Anna Frankland is a daughter of Derek Holder [born 1948], of Malvern, Worcestershire, by his wife the former Cheryl R. McCann [born 1952].

The Hon William Frankland is the son and heir of the 18th Baron Zouche [born 23 Feb, 1943], of Charlton Adam, Somerset, and Baroness Zouche [nee Sally Olivia Barton].

The peerage [pronounced 'Zooch'] is of great antiquity, and was created in the Peerage of England in 1308. William Frankland is also heir to his father's baronetcy [created in 1660].

If Tallulah Frankland remains the only issue of the marriage then she will one day be 20th Baroness Zouche [in her own right].

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Torquhil James Alexander Colquhoun [born 2020]

._Rachel Colquhoun [nee Norris], wife of Fergus Alexander Mears Colquhoun (born 1991), scion of the Colquhoun baronets, of Luss, gave birth to a son, Torquhil James Alexander, in Edinburgh, 23 May, 2020.

Rachel is a daughter of of Professor James & the Rev. Julie Norris, of Barrington, Cambridgeshire, and Fergus is a son of Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss, 9th Baronet (b 20 Dec, 1947), by his 2nd wife, the former Katharine Mears.

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Archie Hamer [born 2020]

_. Philippa Rosemary Kate Hamer [born  1990], wife of Capt Andrew Hamer, RAMC, gave birth to a son, Archie, 17 May, 2020.

Capt Hamer is a son of the late Mr Kevin Hamer and Mrs Stella Hamer, of Rhos-y-Meirch, Powys, and Philippa [Pippa] Hamer is a daughter of Rory Peter Alastair Macdiarmid, of Babcary, Somerset, by his wife the former Hon Lucinda Mary Joan Darling [born 1958], daughter of the 2nd Baron Darling [1919-2003].

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Friday, May 29, 2020

India Amber Chekkie Morrison [born 2020]

_. Chekkie Morrison [nee Kauntze], wife of Oliver Charles Francis Morrison [born 19 Aug, 1989], gave birth to a daughter, India Amber Chekkie, 20 May, 2020.

Chekkie Morrison is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Christopher Kauntze.

Oliver is a son of Alexander Morrison, by his former wife the Hon Louisa Mary Constance Napier [born 5 February, 1961], daughter of the 14th Lord Napier, of Merchistoun, KCVO [1930-2012], by his wife the former Delia Mary Pearson, daughter of Major Archibald David Barclay Pearson, by his wife the former Hilda Constance Helen Blackburn [1902-86], a granddaughter maternally of the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne.

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Wynn-Williams/Mates engagement

_. The engagement was announced 29 May, 2020, between Harry Watkin Williams-Wynn [born 1988], son of Sir [David] Watkin Williams-Wynn, 11th Baronet [born 18 Feb, 1940], of St Asaph, Denbighshire, by his former second wife, Victoria Jane De'Ath [now Janie, Lady Williams-Wynn, of Ruthyn, Denbighshire], & Jet Mates [born 1992], daughter of [Thomas] Rory Mates, of Birkdale, Southport, by his former wife Mrs Karen Toseland, of Great Houghton, Northamptonshire.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hon Lady Stephenson 1925-2020

_. The Hon Lady Stephenson, who died 22 May, 2020, aged 94, was a granddaughter of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford & Asquith, the Liberal statesman, prime minister, 1908-16.

She was born 4 October, 1925, as Frances Rose Asquith, daughter of the then Hon Cyril Asquith [1890-1954], barrister, KC, later a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and a peer as Baron Asquith of Bishopstone, by his wife the former Anne Stephanie Pollock [1896-1964].

She married 8 Dec, 1951, Sir John Frederick Eustace Stephenson, PC [1910-98], a judge, and a Lord Justice of Appeal 1971-85, son of Sir Guy Stephenson [d 1930], by his wife the former Gwendolen Talbot [d 1960].

The Hon Lady Stephenson leaves two sons, David and Daniel, and two daughters, Mary and Laura.

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Hon Mrs Thomas Ponsonby 1934-2020

_. The Hon Mrs Thomas Ponsonby, who died 25 May, 2020, aged 85, was the mother of the 7th Baron De Mauley.

She was born Maxine Henrietta Thellusson, in London, in 1934, daughter of William Dudley Keith Thellusson; married 12 July, 1956, Colonel the Hon Thomas Maurice Ponsonby [1930-2001], a younger son of the 5th Baron De Mauley [1878-1962], by his wife the former Elgiva Margaret Dundas [1897-1987], descended from the Earls [later Marquesses] of Zetland.

Mrs Ponsonby was widowed 14 Apr, 2001. She leaves two sons, Rupert [born 30 June, 1957], who succeeded as 7th Baron De Mauley on the death of his uncle, the 6th Baron, 17 Oct, 2002, and a son the Hon [Ashley] George Ponsonby [who was born 17 Nov, 1959].

Her elder son is a senior member of the Royal Household as Master of the Horse.

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Charles Sebastian Pleydell-Bouverie [born 2020]

_. Imogen Nadia Pleydell-Bouverie [born 1987, nee Oates], wife of Edward Richard Pleydell-Bouverie [born 1984], scion of the Earls of Radnor, gave birth to a son, Charles Sebastian, 17 May, 2020.

Imogen is a daughter of John Oates, of Barnard Castle, and Mrs Claire Oates [nee Bromley], also of Barnard Castle, co Durham.

Edward is the second son of Rupert William Pleydell-Bouverie (b Dec 1950), of Monkwood, Alresford, Hampshire, by his wife the former Evelyn Marie Conlon.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Baroness Armstrong of Sanderstead 1918-2020

_. The Baroness Armstrong of Sanderstead, who died 22 May, 2020, aged 101, was the wife of the Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead, GCB, MVO, PC [1915-1980].

Her husband, was a civil servant and banker. From 1943 to 1945 he was private secretary to the Secretary of the War Cabinet Sir Edward Bridges. Between 1949 and 1953, he was principal private secretary to the three successive Chancellors of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps, Hugh Gaitskell and then R. A. Butler.

Lady Armstrong was born Gwendoline Enid Bennett in 1918, daughter of John Bennett; and married the then William Armstrong, in 1942. Her husband was raised to the peerage as Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead, in the City of Westminster, in 1975. He died 12 July, 1980.

 She leaves a son, Peter [born 1943], and a daughter, Janet [born 1947].

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Olivia Blake Morningstar Lemon [born 2020]

 _. Abigail Gaynor Lemon [nee Stogdale, born 1990], wife of Curtis J Lemon, gave birth to a daughter, Olivia Blake Morningstar, 20 May, 2020.

Abigail Lemon is a daughter of David Wilson Stogdale [born 1950], by his wife the former Nicola Anne French [born 1960], scion of the De Freyne barons, a descendant of the 4th Baron De Freyne.

Curtis is a son of Jack Lemon, of South Charleston, Ohio.

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John Barnard Hankey 1934-2020

 _.John Barnard Hankey, who died 21 May, 2020, aged 86, was a scion of the Barnard-Hankey family, formerly of Fetcham Park.

He was born 22 April, 1934, son of Thomas Barnard Hankey, MC [1889-1969], by his wife the former Ethel Margaret Thomson [1895-1980]; and married in 1980, Margaret Mary Kimbell [b 1948], daughter of Richard John Kimbell [1913-72], by his wife the former Barbara Wegg [b 1923], by whom he had issue, a son, George, and a daughter, Alexandra.

His grandfather, John Barnard Hankey, of Fetcham Park [1845-1914], married in 1888, Ellen Gertrude [died 1946], daughter of Rev Sir Edward Graham Moon, 2nd Baronet.

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His Honour Judge David Nicholas Nettlefold Martineau 1941-2020

 _. His Honour Judge David Nicholas Nettlefold Martineau, who died 21 May, 2020, was a scion of the Martineau landed gentry family, and a kinsman, albeit distantly, of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

He was born in 1941, son of Frederick Alan Martineau [1904-90], by his wife the former Vera Ruth Naylor [1906-2007]; married 1968, Elizabeth Mary Allom [born 1942], daughter of Maurice James Carrick Allom [1906-95], by his wife the former Elizabeth Pamela Norris [1912-82], by whom he had issue, a son and 2 daughters [one dau deceased].

Mr Martineau was a Recorder, and a Circuit Judge from 1994. His sister Carol [1939-2013] married in 1972, the 6th Baron Vivian [1935-2004].

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Elizabeth Macdonald-Buchanan 1939-2020

_. Elizabeth Macdonald-Buchanan, who died 22 May, 2020, aged 81, was a scion of the Barons Bicester, a granddaughter of the 1st Baron.

She was born Elizabeth Smith, 30 March, 1939, daughter of Major the Hon Hugh Adeane Vivian Smith [1910-78], by his wife the former Lady Helen Dorothy Primrose [1913-98], daughter of the 6th Earl of Rosebery [1882-1974].

She married 26 April, 1960 [divorced 1991], Alexander James Macdonald-Buchanan [died 11 Dec, 2017], scion of the Buchanan whisky family, and a grandson maternally of the 1st and last Baron Woolavington [1849-1935].

Mrs Macdonald-Buchanan leaves four sons, Hugh James [b 1961], James Ian Harry [b 1963], Nicholas Mark [b 1967], and Charles Alexander [b 1970].

The funeral takes place privately on the Island of Eriskay.

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Letizia Rosetta Garthwaite [born 2020]

_. Giovanna Garthwaite [nee Campagna], wife of Oliver Julian Garthwaite [born 1986], scion of the Garthwaite baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Letizia Rosetta, in Mew York, 21 May, 2020.

Oliver is a son of Nicholas Anthony William Garthwaite [born 1952], of London, by his wife the former Caroline C. Willbourne [born 1946].

Giovanna is a daughter of David and Maria Campagna, of New York.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Baron Eden of Winton, PC 1925-2020

_. Lord Eden of Winton, PC, life peer, politician, died 23 May, 2020, He was 94.

Eden was the last surviving MP to have been elected before the 1955 General Election.

John Benedict Eden was born 15 September, 1925, son of Sir Timothy Calvert Eden, 8th & 6th Baronet [1893-1963], by his wife Patricia [who died 1990], daughter of Arthur Prendergast.

John was a nephew of Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG [1897-1977], Prime Minister 1955-57.

He succeeded his father in the baronetcies, [Bt, England 1672, and Bt GB, 1776] 13 May, 1963; married 1stly 28 Jan, 1958 [div 1974], Belinda Jane, daughter of Sir John Pascoe, by whom he had two sons and two daughters; married 2ndly, 8 Jan, 1977, Margaret Anne, Viscountess Strathallan, former wife of John Eric, Drummond, Viscount Strathallan [later 18th Earl of Perth], and daughter of Robert Gordon.

Career: Eden was Conservative MP for Bournemouth West, 1954-83; Member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Estimates 1962-64; Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party Defence Committee 1963-66; Opposition front bench Spokesman for Defence, 1964-66; Opposition front bench spokesman for Power, 1968-70; Minister of State, Ministry of Technology June-Oct 1970; Minister for Industry, Dept of Trade & Industry, 1970-72; Minister for Posts and Telecommunications, 1972-74; Chairman of the House of Commons Select Committee on European Legislation, 1976-79;  &c.

Sir John Eden was sworn of the Privy Council in 1972.

On leaving the Commons he was created a life peer taking the title Baron Eden of Winton, of Rushyford in the County of Durham, 1983.

The baronetcies now pass to his elder son, the Hon Robert Frederick Calvert Eden, who was born 30 April, 1964.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Jessica Rose Brook [nee Lubbock] 1937-2020

_. Jessica Rose [Jecca] Brook, who died 21 May, 2020, aged 82, was a scion of the Barons Avebury.

She was born 23 December, 1937, as Jessica Rose Lubbock, daughter of Lieutenant-Col. Michael Ronald Lubbock, MBE [1906-89], by his 1st wife the former Diana Beatrice Crawley [1908-76], scion of the Crawley-Boevey baronets.

She married 14 January, 1961, Air Vice-Marshal David Conway Grant Brook, CB, CBE [born 1935], son of Air Vice-Marshal William Arthur Darville Brook, CB, CBE [1901-1953], by his wife the former [Marjorie] Jean Grant [1910-2004], by whom she had issue, a son, Will, and daughter, Julie.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

William Ian Simpson 1951-2020

_. [William] Ian Simpson, who died 20 May, 2020, was a son of T.J.D. Simpson, of Highfield, North Berwick; married 1stly, 1977, Suzannah Mary Hensman [1953-2006], a granddaughter maternally of the 1st [and last] Baron Wakefield of Kendal [who d 1983]; married 2ndly, 2007, Angela Mary R. Fletcher. He leaves issue, Thomas [b 1981], and Victoria [b 1979].

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Baroness Inge 1935-2020

_. The Baroness Inge, who died 18 May, 2020, aged 84, was the wife of Field Marshal The Baron Inge, KG, GCB, PC, DL [born 5 Aug, 1935], former Chief of the General Staff and Constable of the Tower of London.

She was born at Leyburn in North Yorkshire, in 1935, as Letitia Marion Beryl Thornton-Berry, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Trevor Thornton-Berry, by his wife the former Sylvia Mary Talbot Whitehead, and married 26 Nov, 1960, the then Peter Anthony Inge, son of Raymond Albert Inge, by his wife the former Grace Maud Caroline du Rose.

Her husband was Chief of the General Staff 1992-94, created a life peer as Baron Inge, of Richmond in the County of North Yorkshire, 1997, and was appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in 2001.

Lady Inge is survived by her husband and leaves two daughters, Antonia and Verity.

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Bache/Carew engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 May, 2020, between Alexander Bache, son of Scott and Tanya Morgan, of London, and Sophie Rose M. Carew [born 1992], daughter of Geoffrey Nicholas Carew [born 23 March, 1962], of Tiverton, Devon, by his wife the former Maxine [Max] Robson.

Sophie Carew is a scion of the Breitmeyer landed family. Her father was born Geoffrey Nicholas Breitmeyer, but in 1970 assumed the surname of Carew in lieu of his patronymic. Geoffrey is a son of Charles Louis Breitmeyer, MC [1926-1969], by his wife the former Nichola Carew [1930-2016], scion of the Carew baronets.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Lieutenant-Cdr Ronald Warre Graham-Clarke, RN 1928-2020

_. Lt-Cdr Ronald Warre Graham-Clarke, RN, who died 17 May, 2020, his 92nd birthday, was a scion of the Graham-Clarke landed family, son of Gerald Graham-Clarke [1873-1961], by his wife the former Albertha Mildred Miles [1893-1955], of the landed family of Miles, formerly of Kings Weston; married 1960, [Elizabeth] Anne Goodman, daughter of Major-General Walter Rutherford Goodman, CB, DSO, MC [1899-1976], by whom he had issue.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Maj. Maurice Dudley Fitzmaurice 1933-2020

_. Major Maurice Dudley Fitzmaurice, late the Royal Irish Fusiliers, died 16 May, 2020. He was 87.

He was born 21 Apr, 1933, son of Lt-Col. James Gerald Fitzmaurice [1893-1940], by his wife the former Marguerite Sybil Charlotte Barnard.

He married 16 July, 1960, Patricia Loughnan, daughter of Harrie Michael Loughnan, by whom he had issue, a son Rupert [born 1964], and two daughters, Claire [1962-65] and Charlotte [b 1965].

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Leila Rosemary Lyle [nee Agnew] 1928-2020

_. Leila Rosemary Lyle, who died 16 May, 2020, aged 91, was a scion of the Agnew baronets, born 8 June, 1928, daughter of Richard Leslie Agnew [1900-1987], by his 1st wife the former Leila May Courage [1905-84], scion of that landed family; she married 1stly, 18 Dec, 1948 [divorced 1959], Kenneth Malcolm Ritchie [1926-2016]; married 2ndly, 6 Dec, 1962, Robert John Lyle, son of Capt Robert Charles Lyle, MC; she leaves issue from both marriages.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Bailey/Jenkins engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 May, 2020, between Hugo Edward Bailey [born 1989], son of Patrick Robin Bailey [1953-2007], by his wife the former Laura Larthe [born 1954, now Mrs Hugh Shuttleworth, of Cherrington, Gloucestershire], & Alice I. Jenkins, daughter of Mr & Mrs Nick Jenkins, of Llangollen, Denbighshire.

Hugo Bailey is a maternal grandson of Louis Philippe Larthe [1908-94], of Brimpsfield Park, Gloucester, by his wife the former Catherine Ralli [born 1924], scion of the Ralli baronets.

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Remington-Hobbs/Philipps engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 May, 2020, between [Alexander] Charles Remington-Hobbs [born 1988], second son of Mr James Remington-Hobbs, by his former wife the former Lady Clare Charlotte Rosemary Finch-Knightley [born 1959], scion of the Earls of Aylesford, & Georgina Philipps, daughter of Mr Charles E.L. Philipps, and Mrs Fiona Philipps [nee Land].

Charles Remington-Hobbs is a grandson of the late 11th Earl of Aylesford [1918-2008].

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Hebert/Dunlop engagement

_.The engagement was announced 15 May, 2020, between James Spence Hebert [born 1987], only son of Christopher Spence Hebert [born 1956], of Chiddingford, Surrey, by his former wife, the former Jane Hatfield [now Mrs Jane Barrington, of Petworth, Surrey], & Letitia Annabel Dunlop [born 1989], daughter of Robert Andrew Dunlop [born 1948], of Aldinbourne, West Sussex, by his former wife the former [Catherine] Jennifer [Jenny] Ewart [now Mrs Jenny Gray, of West Wittering, West Sussex].

Letitia is a granddaughter of Maj. [Robert] Roy Dunlop, MBE [1906-1991], by his wife the former Sheila Gertrude Tollemache Arbuthnot [1917-2019], scion of the Arbuthnot baronets.

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Lieutenant-Col Thomas Christopher Peter Brooke 1938-2020

_. Lt-Col Thomas Christopher Peter Brooke, late the Irish Guards, died 14 May, 2020, aged 81.

He was born in 1938, son of Peter Maurice Hewlett Brooke [1903-1985], of Gifford Hall, Broughton Gifford, co Wilts, by his wife the former Mary Gwenllian Blandy Norton [1906-90], descended from the Irish landed gentry family of Blandy, formerly of Inglewood and Kingston Bagpuize.

He married 1stly, 1968 [divorced 1988], Penelope Eve Butler, scion of the Butler baronets, daughter of Colonel Richard Shirley Butler [1907-1988], by his wife the former Auriol Lilian Evelyn Biddle [1915-2005]; married 2ndly, 1988, Susan H. Purvis.

From his first marriage he had a son, James.

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Prince Jaime of Bourbon Two Sicilies/Lady Charlotte Lindesay-Bethune engagement

_.The engagement was announced 15 May, 2020, between His Royal Highness Prince Jaime of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto [born at Madrid, 26 June, 1992], eldest son of HRH Prince Pedro Juan Maria Alejo Saturnino y todos los Santos, Duke of Calabria (born Madrid, 16 October, 1968), by his wife HRH The Duchess of Calabria [nee Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo, born Madrid, 23 Nov, 1973], & the Lady Charlotte Diana Lindesay-Bethune [born 12 May, 1993], scion of the Earls of Lindsay, third and youngest daughter of James Randolph Lindesay-Bethune, 16th Earl of Lindsay [born 19 November, 1955], by his wife the former Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald [born 12 September, 1961], scion of that landed gentry family.


(* from Wikipedia: Pedro is currently one of two claimants to the headship of the House of the Two Sicilies, since the death of his father on 5 October 2015. The other claimant is Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro. Pedro is claimant to the Sovereignty of the Constantinian Order, Grand Master of the Order of Saint Januarius, President of the Council of the four Spanish Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa, and Grand Commander of the Military Order of Alcántara.He also bears the official dignity of Grandee of Spain as the son of an Infante of Spain.
The death of his grandmother in 2017 additionally made him the heir general of the Kings of Navarre (co-sovereign of Andorra), Castile, and Aragon, of Edward the Confessor and David I of Scotland, and genealogical representative of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis XIII of France, Louis XVI of France and Charles X of France from whom he descends directly through the latter’s grand-daughter Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois. He graduated with honours in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Castilla-La Mancha and completed his military service in the Spanish Royal Guard.
Professionally, he has worked as a structural engineer, and manages the family estate, La Toledana, in Ciudad Real, Spain as well as other landed estates in Spain.)

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Priscilla Mary Brown 1932-2020

_.Priscilla Mary Brown [born 1932, nee Day], died 14 May, 2020, aged 88.

She was a daughter of the Rev. George Edmund Day [1899-1955], of Headington, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Leslie Mary McGregor [1891-1979]; married 1954, David Arthur Llewellyn Brown [1929-2019], son of Major-General [Reginald] Llewellyn Brown, CB, CBE [1895-1983], by his wife the former Nancy Katharine Coleridge [1907-89], a great-granddaughter of the 1st Baron Coleridge [1820-94].

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Lady Jane Penelope Justice Robson [died 2020]

_. Lady Jane Penelope Justice Robson [nee Shirley],  who died 14 May, 2020, aged 94, was a scion of the Earls Ferrers.

She was born circa 1925, daughter of Robert Walter Shirley, 12th Earl Ferrers [1894-1954], by his wife the former Hermione Justice Morley [who died 1969]; married 17 May, 1944, the Rev Canon John Maurice Robson [died 1989], son of the Rev James Robson, by whom she had issue, a son, David, and a daughter, Phillida.

Lady Jane was a sister of the 13th Earl Ferrers [1929-2012], and aunt of the 14th Earl [born 1952].

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Mary Dawn Mackenzie Davies 1937-2020

_. Mary Dawn Mackenzie Davies, who died 7 May, 2020, aged 83, was the first wife of the 13th Earl of Seafield.

She was born Mary Dawn Mackenzie Illingworth, 6 January, 1937, daughter of Henry George Coats Illingworth [1908- ] by his wife the former Violet Dawn Gold, and married firstly, 5 October, 1960 [divorced 1971], Ian Derek Francis Ogilvie-Grant, styled Viscount Reidhaven [born 20 March, 1939], son of Derek Herbert Ogilvie-Grant-Studley-Herbert [died 1960], by his wife Nina Caroline Ogilvie-Grant, suo jure Countess of Seafield [1906-1969]. Her husband succeeded his mother, 30 Sept, 1969, as 13th Earl of Seafield.

She married secondly, in 1972, Hugh Francis John Davies [born 1941], head of that landed family, son of Colonel Thomas Francis Davies [b 9 Dec, 1906], Grenadier Guards, by his wife the former Eileen Cynthia Millicent Eva Brougham [1912-84], scion of the Barons Brougham.

She leaves 2 sons from her first marriage, James Andrew Ogilvie-Grant, styled Viscount Reidhaven [born 30 Nov, 1963], and the Hon Alexander Derek Henry Ogilvie-Grant [born 26 Jan, 1966], and a son from the second marriage, Thomas Sebastian H. Davies [born in 1974].

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Peter Edward Victor Gatacre 1928-2020

_. [Peter] Edward Victor Gatacre, died 3 May, 2020, at de Wiersse, Vorden, Netherlands.. He was a scion of the Gatacre of Gatacre landed family, son of William Edward Gatacre [1878-1959], by his 2nd wife the former Alice Julie Hortense Jacqueline Aurélie Jkvr de Stuers [1895-1988].

He married firstly, 1953 [div 1977], Teresa Chancellor [b 24 May 1933], daughter of Sir Christopher Chancellor [1904-89], by his wife the former Sylvia Mary Paget [1901-96], scion of the Paget baronets, by whom he had issue, Thomas Jerome [b 1954], William [b 1957], Alice Amelia [b 1960], Maria Teresa [b 1964], Cecily [b 1967], Dorothy Perpetua [b 1971].

He married 2ndly, Laura Jane Veronica Dru [born 2 Sept, 1946], daughter of Maj Alexander Dru, by his wife the former Gabriel Mary Hermione Herbert, a granddaughter of the 4th Earl of Carnarvon [1831-90].

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Bertram Alexander James Blakely [born 2020]

 _. Clare Angelina Serena Blakely [born 23 Oct, 1977, nee Bethell], wife of Stephen Blakely, and scion of the Barons Westbury, gave birth to a son, Bertram Alexander James, 27 April, 2020.

Clare is a daughter of the Hon James David William Bethell [born 22 Feb, 1952], by his first wife the former Emma Hermione Nicolson, and a granddaughter of the 5th Baron Westbury [1922-2001].

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Hon Elizabeth Mason [nee Eden] 1928-2020

_. The Hon Elizabeth Mason, who died 13 May, 2020, aged 91, was scion of the Barons Auckland.

She was born the Hon Elizabeth Eden, 23 May, 1928, daughter of the 7th Baron Auckland [1891-1955], by his wife the former Dorothy Ida Harvey [died 1964]; and married 27 Nov, 1954, Maj. Frederic Edward Isdale [Robin] Mason [1926-1995], son of Fred Mason [1894-1979], by his wife the former Doris Faith Isdale [1903-1988], by whom she had issue, Timothy Robin [born 1957, deceased], Edward Geoffrey [born 1961], and Catherine Elizabeth [born 1955].

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Peter Humphrey Alexander Van Oss [1936- 2020]

_. Peter Humphrey Alexander Van Oss, died 8 May, 2020. He was a descendant of the 9th Earl Waldegrave [and a descendant of King James II].

He was born in 1936, son of Thomas Van Oss [killed in action, 1941], by his wife the former Favell Margaret Bevan [1901-96], scion of that landed gentry family [and granddaughter of the 9th Earl Waldegrave].

married 1stly, 14 June, 1958 [div 1970], Susan Antonia Bazley [born 5 May, 1937], scion of the Bazley baronets, daughter of Anthony Gardner Bazley [1911-37], by his wife the former Anne Hotham [1913-2008], scion of the Barons Hotham [she married, as her second husband in 1944, the 2nd Baron Howard of Penrith [1905-99]. He leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters from his marriage.

Peter van Oss married 2ndly, 1970 [div 1985] Roxanna Doria Neumann [born 5 May, 1937], daughter of Stefan Hubert Neumann [1899-1974], by his wife the former Lady Doria Pelham-Clinton-Hope [1908-42], daughter of the 8th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne [1866-1941].

He married 3rdly, 2001, Susan Dickson-Brown, who survives him.

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Rosemary Anne Philips 1923-2020

_. Rosemary Anne Philips [nee Cator], who died 13 May, 2020, aged 96, was a scion of the Cator landed family, of Woodbastwick.

She was born 31 May, 1923, the only daughter of Sir Geoffrey Edmund Cator, CMG [1884-1973], of Porch House, Lacock, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Margaret Wynne Mostyn [died 1967], scion of the Mostyn barons.

She married 23 April, 1955, David Alexander Evander Claude Philips [b 1913], scion of the Philips landed family, formerly of Heybridge, son of Capt Harry Vaughan Philips, MBE, by his wife the former Marjorie Barbara Ruth McIver, dau of Sir Lewis McIver, 1st and last Baronet.

Mrs Philips leaves 2 sons, Richard and Simon.

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Joan Mary Erskine [1922-2020]

_. Joan Mary Erskine died at Guernsey, 20 April, 2020, aged 97.

She was the former Joan Mary Bettington, daughter of Brigadier James Brindley Bettington, DSO, MC, and was born in Bombay, 22 Oct, 1922; she married firstly, Oct 1947, Anthony R. Gilmour; married secondly, 1970, as his second wife, ,David Alexander John Erskine [1921-2006], son of the Hon Alexander Penrose Forbes Erskine [1881-1925], by his wife the former Irene Annette Campbell [1887-1968].

Her second husband was a grandson of the 11th Earl of Mar & Kellie.

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Arlo Finch Bear Maclean [born 2020]

_. Daisy Clementine Maclean [born 1982], wife of Bear Ian Andrew Maclean [born 1980], of the Macleans of Kilmoluaig, & descended from the Earls of Aylesford, gave birth to a son, Arlo Finch Bear, 6 May, 2020, a brother for Harry Bear [born 2016], and for Geordie Finch [born 2018].

Bear Maclean is a son of Angus Nigel Garnet Maclean, 8th of Kilmoluaig [born 1950], by his wife the Lady Sarah Jane Elizabeth Finch-Knightley [1950-2005], daughter of the 11th Earl of Aylesford [1918-2008].

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

James Hubert Young 1955-2020

_ of the. James Hubert Young, who died suddenly, 7 May, 2020, in Somaliland, aged 64, was a scion of the Young baronets, of Formosa Place, born 6 September, 1955, son of Simon Bainbridge Young [1928-84], by his wife the former Diana Tyndale Lewis, daughter of Oswald Lewis, MP [1887-1966]. Unmarried.

James Young's mother married secondly, 21 Oct, 2000, as his second wife, John William Archibald Shaw-Stewart [1929-2013], scion of the Shaw-Stewart baronets.

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Lady Eliza Rachel Fitzalan Howard [born 2020]

_. The Countess of Arundel & Surrey (nee Cecilia Colacicchi, born 1988), wife of Henry Miles Fitzalan Howard (b 3 Dec, 1987), gave birth to a daughter, Lady Eliza Rachel Fitzalan Howard, 12 May, 2020, a sister for Lady Flora Mary Isabella Fitzalan Howard, who was born 10 November, 2018.

The Earl of Arundel & Surrey is the eldest son and heir of the 18th Duke of Norfolk (b 1956), of Arundel Castle, Sussex, Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England, by his wife the former Georgina Gore (b 1962) (scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe).

The Countess of Arundel & Surrey is a daughter of William M Colacicchi (b 1954), of Leicestershire, by his wife the former Clare Elizabeth Vivienne Clutterbuck (b 1958), and is descended from the Barons Somers, and is a granddaughter paternally of Count Paul Colacicchi.

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[William] Simon Rodolph Kenyon-Slaney 1932-2020

_. Simon Kenyon-Slaney, who died 12 May, 2020, aged 88, was a scion of the Barons Kenyon, and a former High Sheriff of Shropshire.

He was born 31 January, 1932, son of Maj. Robert Orlando Rodolph Kenyon-Slaney [1892-1965], by his second wife the former Nesta Forestier-Walker [1900-47], scion of the Walker baronets' married 26 May, 1960, Mary Helena Bridgeman [1932-2018], scion of the Earls of Bradford, daughter of Lieut-Col the Hon Henry George Orlando Bridgeman [1882-1972], by his wife the former Joan Constable-Maxwell [1901-1991], scion of the Lords Herries of Terregles, by whom he had issue, three sons Henry [Harry], Andrew and Francis.

Simon Kenyon-Slaney was High Sheriff of Shropshire in 1979.

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Bergen/Monckton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 May, 2020, between Casey P. Bergen, son of Mr & Mrs J. Bergen, of Manhattan, New York, and Polly-Anna Elisabeth Monckton [born 1993], daughter of the Hon Jonathan Riversdale St Quintin Monckton [born 15 Aug, 1955], of Putney, London, by his wife the former Carina Therese Beeson.

Jonathan Monckton was a monk of the Order of St Benedict, at Worth Abbey, 1975-89.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of late 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, CB, OBE, MC  [1915-2006].

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Princess Giovanna Maria Carolina Annunziata Rospigliosi 1935-2020

_. Princess Giovanna Maria Carolina Annunziata Rospigliosi, who died 16 April, 2020, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Newburgh.

She was born 16 June, 1935, daughter of Prince Guglielmo Camillo Carlo Rospigliosi [1908-90], by his first wife the former Hon Helen Mary Grace Lyon-Dalberg-Acton [1910-2001], daughter of the 2nd Baron Acton [1870-1924].

Princess Giovanna was in remainder to the Scottish Earldom of Newburgh, created in 1660, The earldom with the additional peerages, the Viscountcy of Kynnaird and the Lordship of Levingstone, passed into an Italian noble family in 1814.

Princess Giovanna married 15 September, 1961 [divorced 1989], Giles Frere Wordsworth [b 10 May 1934, died 1992], son of Andrew S. Wordsworth by his wife the former Helen Fletcher.

She leaves issue,  Andrew Wordsworth [born 1962],  Catherine Wordsworth [born 1964], and Anne Wordsworth [born 1966].

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John Richard Scoular [died 2020]

_. John Richard Scoular, who died 11 May, 2020, aged 88, married 28 Apr, 1967, Sarah Ursula Spencer-Nairn [born 13 June, 1937], scion of the Spencer-Nairn baronets, daughter of Michael Alastair Spencer-Nairn [1909-2002], by his wife the former Ursula Helen Devitt, by whom he had issue, a son and a daughter.

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Guinness/Warner engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 9 May, 2020, between Matthew Richard Guinness [born 1992], scion of the Barons Moyne, son of the Hon Erskine Stuart Richard Guinness [born 16 Jan, 1953], of Fosbury, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Louise Mary Elizabeth Dillon-Malone, & Camilla Primrose Warner [born 1991], daughter of Mr & Mrs Malcolm Warner, of Hillesley, Gloucestershire.

Matthew Guinness is a grandson of the 2nd Baron Moyne [1905-92].

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William Grainger Martin Smith [born 2020]

 _. Amy Louise Martin Smith [nee Williams], wife of David Julian Martin Smith [born 1984], gave birth to a son, William Grainger, 9 May, 2020, a brother for Edward Andrew, who was born 2018.

David Martin Smith is a son of Andrew Everard Martin Smith born 12 June, 1952], scion of the Smith landed family, of Midhurst, by his wife the former Jennifer Ann Dent [born 1957], daughter of Sir Robin John Dent, KCVO [who died 1999], by his wife the former Hon Ann Camilla Denison-Pender [born 18 June, 1931], daughter of the 2nd Baron Pender [1907-65].

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[Richard] Paul George Andrew Brandram 1948-2020

_. Paul Brandram, a descendant of the Royal House of the Hellenes, died at his home, 9 May, 2020. He was 72, and a godson of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Richard Paul George Andrew Brandram, head of that landed gentry family, formerly of Bickley, was a grandson maternally of Constantine I, King of the Hellenes [1868-1923], and was a nephew of George II, King of the Hellenes [1890-1947], and King Paul -1901-64], and a first cousin of the exiled King Constantine II and Queen Sofia of Spain.

The Old Etonian Paul Brandram was born 1 April, 1948, son of Maj Richard Campbell Andrew Brandram, MC [1911-94], of Marlow, Buckinghamshire, by his wife HRH Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark [1913-2007].  Princess Katherine renounced the style and title of HRH and Princess upon her marriage, 21 Apr, 1947, and was granted by Royal Warrant, 9 Sept, 1947, the style, title, rank, precedence and dignity of the daughter of a Duke, and was known as Lady Katherine Brandram.

Paul Brandram married 1stly, in London, 1975, Jennifer Diane Steele (born 1951, now Mrs Robert Enslow) daughter of Lt-Col Robert Steele (1920-95) by his wife the former Gyllian Diane Greville-Williams (1922-2001), by whom he had issue. He married 2ndly, 19 Sept, 2009, Mrs Katherine [Kate] Warhurst, daughter of Thomas Moreton.

Mr Brandram leaves issue from his first marriage, one son, Nicholas George [born 1982], & 2 daughters, Sophia [born 1981], and Alexia [born 1985], and a stepson, Henry John C. Wahurst [born 1984].

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Saturday, May 09, 2020

Annette Mary Helena Watson 1934-2020

_. Annette Watson, who died 8 May, 2020, was a descendant of the Percy, Dukes of Northumberland.

She was born in 1934, as Annette Mary Helena Williams, daughter of Gerald Wellington Williams [1903-89], by his wife the former Mary Katherine Victoria Heber-Percy [1906-1981].

Her mother was descended paternally from the 1st Duke of Northumberland [1715-86], and descended maternally from the 6th Duke of Northumberland [1851-1933].

She married 6 July, 1957, Andrew Philip Watson [born 7 Feb, 1930], scion of the Barons Manton, son of the Hon Alastair Joseph Watson [1901-55], by his wife the former Joan Cobbold [1902-88], scion of the Cobbold landed gentry family, by whom she had four sons, Simon, Nicholas, Johnny and Hugh. She also leaves 6 grandsons and 6 granddaughters.

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Lucia Beatrice India Jardine Paterson [born 2020]

_. Emilia Mary Florence Jardine Paterson (b 1982), wife of David H. Jardine Paterson, gave birth to a daughter, Lucia Beatrice India, 20 March, 2020, a sister for Leo, who was born in 2014, and for Alexander, who was born in 2016.

David Jardine Paterson is the elder son of Mr and Mrs Michael Jardine-Paterson, of Balgray, Dumfriesshire, scion of a Scots landed family, and kin of the Earl of Annandale & Hartfell.

Emilia Jardine-Paterson is the youngest daughter of Mr Robin Gerard d'Erlanger, of Hensleigh, Devon, by his wife the former Hon Mary Elizabeth Josephine Pellew (b 1947), dau of the 9th Viscount Exmouth (1908-70).

Emilia is a close friend of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, and is a godmother of HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.


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Friday, May 08, 2020

Margaret Grace Furness 1936-2020

_. Margaret Grace Furness [nee Haddock], died 7 May, 2020, aged 83. She was born in 1936, a daughter of Alfred John Haddock [1906-79], of St Paul's Cray, Kent, by his wife the former Daisy Hannah Chambers [1903-69]; married 1958, Colin Gerard Furness [1939-2007], scion of the Furness baronets, a son of Sir Christopher Furness, 2nd Baronet [1900-74], by his wife the former [Violet] Flower Chipchase [1905-88], by whom she had issue, a son, Francis [born 1963], and three daughters, Fiona [born 1959], Julia [born 1960], and Nicola [born 1964].

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Mary, Lady Fuller 1917-2020, widow of baronet

_. Mary, Lady Fuller, who died 7 May, 2020, aged 102, was the third wife, and widow, of Sir John Gerard Henry Fleetwood Fuller, 2nd Baronet [1906-1981].

She was born 26 December, 1917, as Katherine Mary Spence, elder daughter of Dr Douglas Leigh Spence, MC, BCh, MRCS, of Melksham, co Wiltshire, and married firstly, July, 1937, Evelyn Herbert Leventon [1902-70]; married secondly, 21 October, 1966, Sir John Fuller, 2nd Baronet, of Neston Park, Corsham, Wilts, and Beauly, Inverness-shire.

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Xenia Phoebe Grace Romanoff Heard [born 2020]

_. Alexandra Heard [born 1983, nee Romanoff], wife of Edward George W. Heard [born 1983], and descended from the Royal House of Russia, gave birth to a daughter, Xenia Phoebe Grace Romanoff, at Cambridge, 23 April, 2020. The child is a great-great-great granddaughter of Tsar Alexander III.

Edward Heard is a son of Mr William Heard, by his wife the former Laura Carter, and Alexandra is a daughter of the late Prince Rostilav Rostilavavitch Romanoff [1938-1999], by his second wife, Christia Ipsen [born 1949] [now Baroness Ampthill], and is a great-great granddaughter of Tsar Alexander III.

Alexandra's father, Prince Rostilav was a son of Prince Rostilav Alexandrovich [1902-78], a grandson of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia [1875-1960], and a great-grandson of Alexander III [1845-94].

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Thursday, May 07, 2020

Rev [Frederick] Michael Anderton 1931-2020

_.The Rev [Frederick] Michael Anderton, who died 28 April, 2020, aged 88, was descended from the Hastings family, Earls of Huntindon.

He was born in 1931, son of Colonel Geoffrey Anderton, OBE [1902-81], by his wife the former Edyth Cecile Hastings [1910-1994], scion of the Earls of Huntingdon, daughter of Hans Francis Hastings [1865-1933], by his wife the former Edyth Mary Spratt [1871-1959]. He married 1977, [Angela] Robin Coulson [born 1947], by whom he had issue, a daughter, Sophia.

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The Baroness Milverton [1931-2020]

_. The Baroness Milverton, who died 20 April, 2020, aged 88, was the wife of the 2nd Baron Milverton [born 1930].

She was born in 1931, the former Mary Dorothy Fly, daughter of Leslie Fly, of Corsham, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Alice Wheeler, and married 10 Aug, 1957, the then Hon Fraser Arthur Richard Richards, son and heir of the 1st Baron Milverton, GCMG [1885-1978], by his wife the former Noelle Brenda Whitehead.

Her husband succeeded his father, as 2nd Baron, 27 October, 1978. He was priest in the Church of England, ordained Deacon 1957, Priest 1958;  Curate, St George's Beckenham, Kent, 1957-59;  Assistant Priest, St John the Baptist, Sevenoaks, 1959-60;  Curate and Assistant Priest, St Nicholas, Great Bookham, Surrey, 1960-63;  Vicar of Okewood with Forest Green, Surrey, 1963-67;  Rector, Christian Malford with Sutton Benger and Tytherton Kellaways, Wiltshire, 1967-93.

Lady Milverton is survived by her husband and two daughters, Susan [born 1962], and Juliet [born 1964].

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Clare, Baroness Margadale 1932-2020

_. Clare, Baroness Margadale, who died 4 May, 2020, aged 88, was the widow of the 2nd Baron Margadale [1930-2003].

She was born 1 April, 1932, as Clare Barclay, scion of that landed gentry family, of Higham, the eldest of the three daughters of Anthony Lister Barclay [1903-88], of Broad Oak End, Hertfordshire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Kathryn Bryson [1905-74], daughter of Hugh Wyatt Bryson [1868-1922], of Los Angeles, California, by his wife the former Blanche Engstrum [1881-1969].

Her younger sister, Carolyn [born 1936], married Gerald Balding, and the youngest sister, Alicia [born 1941], is wife of Sir Martin Dunne, KG.

Clare Barclay married 14 October, 1952, the then James Ian Morrison, eldest son of Major John Granville Morrison [1906-96], MP for Salisbury 1942-64, who, in 1965, was raised to the peerage as Baron Margadale, by his wife the former Hon Margaret Esther Lucie Smith [1908-80], daughter of the 2nd Viscount Hambleden. Clare's husband succeeded as 2nd Baron Margadale, 26 May, 1996.

Lady Margadale was widowed, 6 April, 2003. She leaves issue, two sons, Alastair [born 1958], and Hugh [born 1960], and a daughter, Fiona, Viscountess Trenchard [born 1954], wife of the 3rd Viscount. Her elder son, Alastair, is the 3rd Baron Margadale. His first wife was Lady Sophia Cavendish, daughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2020

John Philip Charles Langton-Lockton 1950-2020

_. John Philip Charles Langton-Lockton died 28 April, 2020, aged 70.

He was a son of Thomas Langton Langton-Lockton [1918-1996], of Chagford, Devon, by his wife the former Lesley Mary Murphy [1919-1994]; married 1974 [divorced 1981], the Lady Emma Bridget Howard [born 20 July, 1952], daughter of the 12th Earl of Carlisle [1923-94], of Naworth Castle, Brampton, Co Durham, by his wife the former Hon Ela Hilda Alibe Beaumont [1925-2002], scion of the Viscounts Allendale.

Johnny Langton-Lockton leaves issue from his marriage to Lady Emma Howard, a son, Maximilian [born 1980], and a daughter, Tabitha Jane [born 1978].

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Winifred Sophia Hudson-Evans [born 2020]

_. Lucy Sophia Katherine Hudson-Evans [nee Nicole, born 1987], wife of Henry Michael Hudson-Evans [born 1988], gave birth to a daughter, Winifred Sophia, in Singapore, 5 May, 2020.

Henry is a son of Simeon Hudson-Evans [born c1954], by his wife the former Sarah Burdge.

Lucy Hudson-Evans is a daughter of Capt [Timothy] Mark Nicole [1954-2015], by his wife the former Lisa Cleone Vivian Ropner [born 2 July, 1964], scion of the Ropner baronets, daughter of Jeremy Vyvyan Ropner [1932-2009], by his wife the former Sally Willcox, daughter of Maj George Talbot Willcox by his wife [and cousin] the former Constance Winsome Ropner [1899-1988].


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Jeremy Charles Browne 1929-2020

_. Jeremy Charles Browne, who died 1 May, 2020, aged 90, was descended from the Hoare landed gentry family.

He was born in 1929, son of Lieutenant-Colonel William Percy Browne, MC [1893-1972], by his first wife the former Richenda Margaret Hoare [1900-53], daughter of Maj Robert Basil Hoare [1870-1931], by his wife the former Olive Elizabeth Emily Orde [1870-1947].

He married 1953, Jennifer Cherry Ryder [born 1929], scion of the Earls of Harrowby, daughter of Maj Dudley Claud Douglas Ryder [1901-86], by his first wife the former Nancy Edith Baker [1907-85], by whom he had issue.

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Hon Mrs Charles Kitchener, 96

_. The Hon Mrs Charles Kitchener died 10 April, 2020, aged 96.

She was a sister-in-law of the 3rd Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, and the mother-in-law of Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes.

She was the former Ursula Hope Luck, daughter of Capt Cyril Montagu Luck, CMG, DSO [1872-1944], and married 15 August, 1959, the Hon Charles Eaton Kitchener [1920-82], scion of the Earls Kitchener of Khartoum, son of Henry Franklin Chevallier Kitchener [1878-1928], by his wife the former Adela Mary Evelyn Monins [died 1986]. Her husband, who was raised to the rank of an earl's son in 1938 following his brother's succession to the family earldom, died 30 June, 1982.

Mrs Kitchener leaves a daughter, Emma Joy, Baroness Fellowes of West Stafford [born 18 Feb, 1963], who married 28 Apr, 1990, Julian Alexander Fellowes [b 17 Aug, 1949], the writer, raised to the peerage in 2011, as Baron Fellowes of West Stafford.

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Lady Miskin [died 2020]

_. Lady Miskin, who died 2 May, 2020, aged 91, was the widow of Sir James Miskin [1923-93], Recorder of London, and previously widow of a scion of the Collett baronets.

The former Sheila Joan Scott, daughter of Harold Scott, she married firstly, 20 Oct, 1951, David Seymour Collett [1924-1962], scion of the Collett baronets, son of Sir Henry Seymour Collett, 2nd Baronet [1893-1971], bu his wife the former Ruth Mildred Hatch [died 1994]; married secondly, 1980, Sir James William Miskin, who died 21 November, 1993.

Lady Miskin leaves issue from her first marriage, Sir Ian Seymour Collett, 3rd Baronet [born 5 Oct, 1953], who succeeded to the baronetcy on his grandfather's death, in 1971; and Joanna Collett [born 1956].

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Courage/Jackson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 6 May, 2020, between Kit David Bay Courage [born 1991], scion of that landed family, son of Robin Vandeleur Courage [born 1944], of Seaview, Isle of Wight, and his late wife the former Serena Elizabeth Allott, and Elizabeth E. [Lil] Jackson, daughter of David and Sue Jackson, of Oxford.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

David James Twiston Davies 1945-2020

_. David James Twiston Davies, who has died aged 75, was a scion of the Twiston Davies landed gentry family, and for many years an obituary writer and letters editor at the Daily Telegraph.

He was born 23 March, 1945, son of Mervyn Peter Twiston Davies [1920-2002], by his wife the former Isabel Anne Fox; married 1970, Margaret Anne [Rita] Montgomery [born 1945], daughter of Francis Gerard Montgomery [1911-1978], by his wife the former Honora McDonnell [1901-86], by whom he had issue.

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Prunella Mary Burt 1938-2020

_. Prunella Mary Burt [nee Antrobus], who has died aged 81, was a scion of the Antrobus baronets.

She was born 26 Oct, 1938, daughter of Geoffrey John Antrobus [1904-90], by his wife the former Mary Dorothea van der Byl [who died 1950]; married 10 March, 1961, David Lyndon Burt [who d 7 Apr, 2017], son of Maj Robert Frederick Burt [1898-1969], by his wife the former Wanda Porter, by whom he had issue, a son Lyndon [b 1965], married to Sally Selby-Lowndes, scion of that landed family, and a daughter, Nicola.

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David Acloque 1939-2020

_. David Acloque died 2 May, 2020, aged 80. He was born in 1939, son of Jean Acloque, by his wife the former Elaine Wickman, and twin brother of Guy Acloque [1939-2008], who married, 1971, the Hon Camilla Scott-Ellis [b 1947], dau of the 9th Baron Howard de Walden.

David Acloque married in Norfolk, 1970, Sarah Carolyn Gurney [born 22 Nov, 1949], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Maj Richard Quintin Gurney [1914-80], by his wife the former Elizabeth Margaret Boughey [d 1985], scion of the Boughey baronets, by whom he had issue, a son Peter [born 1976], who married the Hon Annabel Hewitt, daughter of the 9th Viscount Lifford, and a daughter, Sarah-Jane.

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Monday, May 04, 2020

Edith Eva March Phillipps de Lisle [died 2020]

_. Edith Eva March Phillipps de Lisle, who has died at her home, was the wife of Gerard March Phillipps De Lisle, of that landed family, of the Garendon and Grace Dieu estates.

She was the former Edith Eva Krarup, daughter of Frederick Krarup, of Peru, and married firstly ____Desmeules; married 2ndly, 1965, Gerard Amaury March Phillipps de Lisle [born 20 Sept, 1940], son of Ambrose Paul Jordan March Phillipps de Lisle [1894-1963], life tenant of the Garendon and Grace Dieu estates, by his wife the former Christiane de Conchy [died 2001]; her second husband adopted her two sons Frederick and Peter Desmeules, born of the first marriage.

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Mark Sylvain Bates Van Der Weyer 1948-2020

_. Mark Sylvain Bates Van De Weyer, who died 3 May, 2020, aged 72, was head of that landed gentry family, formerly of New Lodge. He was a great-grandson of the 7th Viscount Powerscourt.

He was born 7 February, 1948, eldest of the three sons of Sylvain Victor Bates Van De Weyer [1917-76], by his wife the former Mary Jane Holmes; and married in 1970, Catherine Isabel Candler [1949-98], daughter of Edward Vizard Candler [1910-99], of Beverley, East Yorkshire, by his wife the former Ellen Margaret Crossley [1917-97], by whom he had issue, two sons, Alexander [born 1973], and Nicholas [born 1982].

The elder son, Alexander Edward Van De Weyer succeeds as head of the family.

The family is of Belgian origin. Jean Sylvain Van De Weyer was for many years the Belgian minister to the Court of St James's.

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Martin Robert Morland, CMG [1933- 2020]

_. Martin Robert Morland, CMG, diplomat, who died 28 April, 2020, aged 86, was descended from the extinct Barons Lindley, and the Fraser, Lords Lovat.

Morland, who served in the Grenadier Guards, was Counsellor and Head of Chancery at Washinton, 1979-82, Under Secretary at the Cabinet Office, 1984-86, Ambassador to Burma, 1986-90, Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to the Office of the United Nations and other international organisations at Geneva, 1990-93.

He was born 23 Sept, 1933, a son of Sir Oscar Charles Morland, GBE, KCMG [1904-80], sometime British Ambassador to Japan and Indonesia, by his wife the former Alice Elizabeth Lindley, daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Francis Oswald Lindley [1872-1950], by his wife the former Hon Etheldreda Mary Fraser [1872-1949], daughter of the 13th Lord Lovat [1828-87].

He married 6 June, 1964, Jennifer Avril Mary Hanbury-Tracy [1941-2018], scion of the Barons Sudeley, daughter of Ninian John Frederick Hanbury-Tracy [1910-1971], by his 1st wife the former Hon Blanche Mary Arundell [1908-93], daughter of the 15th Baron Arundell of Wardour [1861-1939].

Martin Morland leaves issue, two sons Will and Anthony and a daughter, Catherine.

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Anna Millicent Horatia FitzRoy Tribe, OBE 1929-2020

_, Anna Tribe, who died 26 April, 2020, aged 90, was a scion of the Dukes of Beaufort.

She was born Anna Millicent Horatia FitzRoy Somerset, 12 September, 1929, daughter of Raglan Horatio Edwyn Henry Somerset [1885-1956], by his wife, and cousin, the former Adelaide Millicent Blamche Gwendolen Somerset [1888-1958]. Both Anna's parents were descended from the 5th Duke of Beaufort. She was also a descendant of Horatio, Viscount Nelson, hero of Trafalgar.

She married 6 Nov, 1950, William John Francis Tribe [deceased], a son of William Harold Tribe, by his wife the former Muriel Lilian Rose, daughter of Sir Charles Rose, 1st Baronet [1847-1913], by whom she had issue, two sons, John and Raglan, and a daughter, Mary.

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Sunday, May 03, 2020

Michael Bingham Mackinnon 1941-2020

_. Michael Bingham Mackinnon died 20 April, 2020, from complications of the coronavirus.

He was born 29 May, 1941, son of Lieutenant-Commander Adam McLeod Mackinnon, RN [1911-1999], by his wife the former Hon Patricia Clare Dixon [1919-2002], daughter of the 1st Baron Glentoran [1880-1950]. Unmarried.



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Baker Baker/Larby engagement

_. The engagement was announced 2 May, 2020, betwen, Rory Francis Baker Baker [born 1990], scion of that landed gentry family, of Sedbury Hall, Gilling West, son of William George Baker Baker [born 5 January, 1955], of Richmond, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Sarah Baker Baker [nee Sarah M.B. Lloyd], of Ramsbury, Wiltshire, & Sarah Marie Larby [born 1991], daughter of Kevin Larby [born 1958], of Wycliffe, co Durham, by his wife the former Marie E. Wakefield [born 1960].

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Saturday, May 02, 2020

Isabel Jane Style [born 2020]

_. Annabelle Sarah Style [born 1986, nee Westoll], wife of Hugo Gerald Style [born 1985], scion of the Style baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Isabel Jane, 1 May, 2020, a sister for Lara, who was born 2017.

Hugo is a son of Roddney Hill Style [born 1956], by his wife the former Georgina Eve Kerr [born 1960], scion of the Marquesses of Lothian.

Annabelle is a daughter of Richard F.J. Westoll [born 1955], descended maternally from the Luxmoore landed gentry family, by his wife the former Juliet Deirdre Jean Capron [born 1958], scion of that landed family.

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Melanie Diana Forestier-Walker 1956-2020

_. Melanie Diana Forestier-Walker, who died in Norfolk, 1 May, 2020, from Covid-19, was a scion of the Walker baronets; born 3 April, 1956, daughter of Claude Osborne Forestier-Walker [1924-2008], by his wife the former Gillian Mary Pedder [1928-2017]; unmarried. She leaves a brother, Hugh [born 1954], and a sister, Katherine [born 1960].

She descended from a younger son of Sir George Townshend Walker, 1st Baronet [1764-1842].

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Lettice Amelie Chevalley Gilbert [born 2020]

_. Sophia L. Chevalley Gilbert [nee De Rivaz], wife of Raleigh Miles Douglas Walter Gilbert [born 1982], scion of the Gilbert landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Lettice Amelie Chevalley, 31 March, 2020, a sister for Florence.

Raleigh Gilbert, descended from a half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh, is the son of His Honour Judge Francis Humphrey Shubrick Gilbert, QC [born 1949], by his wife the former Sarah Marian Kaye [born 1947].

Sophia is a daughter of Paul Chevalley de Rivaz [born 1949], of London, by his wife the former Julie L. Beales [born 1952].

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Arthur John David Acland [born 2020]

_. Edwina Mary Acland [nee Hayward, born 1987], wife of Thomas Hugh Anthony Acland [born 1989], scion of the Acland baronets, gave birth to a son, Arthur John David, 26 April, 2020.

Thomas Acland is a son of Nicholas Anthony Bevil Acland [born 1960], of Alderley, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Sophia Caroline Annabel Yorke [born 1961], scion of that landed family.

Edwina is a daughter of John Kenrick Hayward, of Upper Siddington, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Georgina Mary Hamilton-Russell [born 1955], scion of the Viscounts Boyne.

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Friday, May 01, 2020

Patrick Julian Dawnay 1939-2020

_. Patrick Julian Dawnay, who died suddenly, 28 April, 2020, aged 81, was a scion of the Viscounts Downe.

He was born 27 March, 1939, son of Wing Commander Michael Dawnay [1912-46],  by his wife Julian Mary Brassey [1914-1979], the adopted daughter of the 1st Baron Brassey of Apethorpe.

He married 21 May, 1966, Julie Katharine Olivier [born 1941], daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel [William] Herbert Olivier, TD [1904-92], of Ashford Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, a cousin of the great actor Sir Laurence Olivier [1907-89], created a life peer as Baron Olivier, and had a son, Michael [born 1969], and two daughters, Katharine [born 1968], and Evelym [born 1974].

His daughter Katharine is the wife of actor Crispin Bonham Carter [born 1969], scion of that landed family.

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Jeanetta Rees Rowan-Hamilton 1924-2020

_. Jeanetta Rees [Jean] Rowan-Hamilton, who has died aged 96, was the widow of one the Queen Mother's cousins.

Jeanetta Rees Lockett was born 20 January, 1924, scion of the Locketts of Clonterbrook, daughter of Colonel Vivian Noverre Lockett [1880-1962], of Framingham Pigot, Norwich, by his wife the former Violet Rees Colman [1890-1986], scion of that landed family; and married 1 March, 1949, Lieutenant-Colonel Angus David Rowan-Hamilton, DSO, MC [1919-1978], The Black Watch, of Milhills, Crieff, scion of that Irish landed gentry family, by his wife the former Phyllis Frances Blackburn, a granddaughter maternally of the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kingorne [1824-1904].

Jean Rowan-Hamilton, who was widowed, 11 April, 1978, leaves a son, and four daughters.

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Rowena Baroness Northbrook 1926-2020

_. Rowena, Baroness Northbrook, who died 27 April, 2020, aged 93, was the widow of the 5th Baron Northbrook, a member of the Baring dynasty.

She was born in London in 1926, as Rowena Manning, daughter Brigadier-General Sir William Henry Manning, GCMG, KBE, CB [1863-1932], colonial adminstrator, by his wife, nee Sefton-Jones.

She married 27 January, 1951, Francis John Baring, 5th Baron Northbrook [1915-1990], and was widowed 4 Dec, 1990. Her husband was a deputy lieutenant and JP for Hampshire.

Lady Northbrook leaves a son, Francis, the 6th Baron Northbrook [born 1954], and three daughters, Laura [born 1952], Alexandra [born 1957], and Catherine [born 1965].

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Hind/Trotter engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1 May, 2020, between Capt Edward John M. Hind [born 1992], of the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards, son of Mr Michael C. Hind, of Denbighshire, by his wife the former Angela Marshall, and Venetia C. Trotter [born 1991], daughter of Mr Peter M.H. Trotter, of Aldsworth, Gloucestershire, and Mrs Janet Trotter [nee Buchanan-Dunlop, scion of that landed gentry family], of Andoversford, Gloucestershire.

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Joseph Ynyr Harlakenden Probert [born 2020]

_. Georgina M. Probert [nee Brennan], wife of Thomas Henry Carwaradine Probert [born 1985], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Joseph Ynyr Harlakenden, 29 April, 2020, a brother for Magnus Oliver Carwardine, who was born 9 Feb, 2018.

Tom Probert is a son of Geoffrey Thomas Carwardine Probert, by his wife the former Penelope Anne Bevan [born 1955], descended from the Viscounts Molesworth, daughter of Michael Guy Molesworth Bevan [1926-1992].

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Milnes Coates/Watson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 30 April, 2020, between Dr Thomas Anthony Milnes Coates [b 19 November, 1986], son and heir of Professor Sir Anthony Robert Milnes Coates, 4th Baronet, MB, BS, MD [born 8 December, 1948], of Helperby North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Harriet Ann Burton, and Annabel Lucy Watson [born 1986], elder daughter of Mr Philip Watson, of Hawkhurst, Kent, by his wife the former Roslyn Holman.

Dr Thomas Milnes Coates is a grandson maternally of Raymond Montague Burton [1917-2011], and a great-grandson of Sir Montague Burton [1885-1952].

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Ann Lowry Power 1929-2020

_. Ann Lowry Power [née Colvill], who died 27 April, 2020, aged 90, was a scion of the Irish landed gentry family of that name; born 1929, daughter of Colonel Robert Lowry Chaigneau Colvill [1896-1973], by his wife the former Violet Edleston Harry [died 1972]; she married 1955, the novelist Richard Patrick Mervyn Power [1928-70], by whom she had six children.

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Lady Arabella Prudence Morley Hervey [born 2020]

_. The Marchioness of Bristol [nee Meredith Dunn], wife of Frederick William Augustus Hervey, 8th Marquess of Bristol (born 19 Oct, 1979), Gave birth to a daughter, Lady Arabella Prudence Morley, 8 March, 2020.

The Marquess and Marchioness of Bristol married at the Brompton Oratory in May, 2018.

Lord Bristol is the younger son of the late 6th Marquess of Bristol (1915-85), by his third wife the former Yvonne Marie Sutton.

The Marquess of Bristol is a younger half brother of the late 7th Marquess, and inherited the family honours, 10 January, 1999.  He is also Earl of Bristol, Earl Jermyn, and Baron Hervey.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Baron May of Oxford, OM, FRS 1936-2020

_. Lord May of Oxford, OM, AC, FRS, FAA, FTSE, FRSN, life peer, an Australian scientist who was formerly Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, died 28 April, 2020, aged 84.

Robert McCredie May, was born in Sydney, 8 Jan, 1936, and  was a son of Harry and Kathleen May.

He married in 1962, Judith Feiner, by whom he had a daughter.

Lord May was Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government and Head of the OST, 1995-2000; was President of the Royal Society from 2000, and a professor at the University of Sydney and Princeton University. He held  joint professorships in University of Oxford and Imperial College London.

He was knighted in 1996, and created a life peer in 2001, as Baron May of Oxford, of Oxford in the County of Oxfordshire, and served as a crossbench member of the House of Lords until his retirement in 2017.

Lord May of Oxford was appointed to the Order of Merit in 2002. The honour is in the personal gift of Her Majesty the Queen.

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Nancy Gordon McLaren 1921-2020

_. Nancy Gordon McLaren [née Ralston], died 25 April, 2020, aged 98; daughter of Gordon Springer Ralston [1896-1932], by his wife the former Nita Josephine Tisdall [1898-1974]; married 18 September, 1943, Martin John McLaren [1914-1979], scion of the Barons Aberconway, a grandson of the 1st Baron; and was widowed, 27 July, 1979. She was mother of three sons, Richard, Francis and Patrick.

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Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson [born 2020]

_. Carrie Symonds [born 17 March, 1988],  fiancée of the Rt Hon [Alexander] Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, PC, MP [born 19 June, 1964], Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and descended from the Royal House of Wurttemberg, gave birth to a son, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas, in London, 29 April, 2020.

Boris is a son of Stanley Patrick Johnson [born 18 Aug, 1940], by his wife the former Charlotte Maria Offlow Fawcett [born May, 1942], & Carrie Symonds [born 17 March, 1988], illegitimate daughter of Matthew Symonds [born 20 Dec, 1953], by Josephine McAfee.

Miss Symonds is a granddaughter of John Cowburn Beavan, Baron Ardwick [1910-94], life peer.

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Vita Iris Goldsmith [born 2020]

_.Jemima Goldsmith [nee Jones, b circa 1987], wife of Benjamin James [Ben] Goldsmith (born 1980), descended from the Marquesses of Londonderry, gave birth to a daughter, Vita Iris, in April, 2020, a sister for Eliza, born circa July 2016, and Arlo Edward Zac, born September, 2017.

Ben is a son of the late Sir James Michael Goldsmith (1933-97), by his wife the former Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart (b 1937), scion of the Marquesses of Londonderry (Marquess, Ire, 1816), & Jemima is a daughter of Edward Jones, archirect, by his wife, Margot, and sister of film-maker Quentin Jones, &c.

Ben Goldsmith is a grandson maternally of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry. His first marriage which ended in divorce was to Kate Emma Rothschild, scion of the Barons Rothschild.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Maisie Elizabeth Lyburn [born 2020]

_. Rosemary Jane [Rosie] Lyburn [nee Campbell Adamson, born 1987], wife of Peter James Lyburn [born 1984], gave birth to a daughter, Maisie Elizabeth, 21 April, 2020, at Dundee, a sister for Alexander Hugh, who was born 2016, and for Esme Jane, born 2018.

Rosie Lyburn is a scion of the Campbell Adamson landed family, daughter of Hugh Alexander Campbell Adamson 0born 1954].

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Hugh Dudley Wilbraham 1929-2020

 _. Hugh Dudley Wilbraham, who died 22 April, 2020, aged 91, was head of the landed gentry family  of that name; born 1929, son of Ralph Venables Wilbraham [1894-1983], by his wife the former Katharine Mary Kershaw [1908-84]; married 27 April, 1957, Laura Jane McCorquodale [born 5 June, 1935, died 9 Apr, 2015], scion of that landed family, daughter of Capt George McCorquodale [1904-79], by his wife the former Hon Charlotte Enid Lawson Johnston [1910-1991], by whom he leaves issue.

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Maria Roper-Curzon 1941-2020

_. Maria Roper-Curzon [nee Taylor], who died 22 April, 2020, was descend from the Lane Fox family, of Branham Park; born 1941, daughter of Maj Robert Vickris Taylor [1908-43], by his wife the former Prudence Lane Fox [1915-2006]; married, 1964 [div 1967], the Hon Michael Henry Roper-Curzon [born 1931], son of the 19th Baron Teynham [1896-1972]. No offspring.

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Sir [William] Eric Kinloch Anderson, KT 1936-2020

_. Sir William Eric Kinloch Anderson, KT, FRSE, died 22 April, 2020, aged 83.

Eric Anderson, born 27 May, 1936,  the son of William James Kinloch Anderson and Margaret Gouinlock Harper.

During his early career, Anderson taught at Fettes College, where Tony Blair was a pupil, and at Gordonstoun where he taught the Prince of Wales. He moved to be headmaster at Abingdon School (1970–75), Shrewsbury School (1975–80) and Eton College (1980–94) and he was rector of Lincoln College, Oxford (1994–2000).

In 2002 he was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Thistle.

He was chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund (1998–2001) and provost of Eton College (2000–2009).

He was married to Elizabeth ("Poppy") Anderson, daughter of William and Mary Mason, of Skipton, North Yorkshire. His son is David Anderson, KBE, QC, Baron Anderson of Ipswich, a life peer, and his daughter Kate is married to Will Gompertz, the BBC Arts editor.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Lily Hope Maud Macdonald-Buchanan [born 2020]

_. An increase in the descendants of Sir Winston Churchill. Lily Hope Maud, was born 19 April, 2020, to Flora Caroline Soames [born 1982], scion of the Soames landed family, and her partner [Charles] Alexander Macdonald-Buchanan [born 1970], scion of that landed family.

Lily is a great-great granddaughter of Churchill, and a great-great-great-granddaughter of the Victorian prime minister, Lord Rosebery.

Mother Flora, is the interior designer daughter of the Hon Jeremy Bernard Soames [born 25 May, 1952], by his wife the former Susanna Keith [born 23 Oct, 1952], and is a granddaughter of the late Baron Soames, GCMG, GCVO [1920-87], by his wife Mary Spencer-Churchill [1922-2014], scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill, KG [1894-1965], Prime Minister 1940-45, and 1951-55.

[Charles] Alexander Macdonald-Buchanan [born 1970], ceramic artist, is the fourth son of Alexander James Macdonald-Buchanan [1931-2017], by his his wife the former Elizabeth Vivian Smith [born 30 March, 1939], scion of the Barons Bicester, daughter of Maj the Hon Hugh Adeane Vivian Smith [1910-78], by his wife the former Lady Helen Dorothy Primrose [1913-1998], daughter of the 6th Earl of Rosebery [1882-1974], son of the 5th Earl of Rosebery [1847-1929], Prime Minister 1894-5.

Charles married Poppa Augusta Fraser [born 1979], scion of the Lords Lovat, by whom he had issue,  a daughter, Constance, and son Jacobi.

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The 4th Baron Broadbridge 1929-2020

_. Lord Broadbridge, the fourth Baron, died at Cardiff, 19 April, 2020. He was 90.

Martin Hugh Broadbridge was born 29 Nov, 1929, son of the Hon Hugh Trevor Broadbridge [1903-79], by his wife the former Anne Marjorie Elfick [1903-79], and succeeded to the peerage and baronetcy on the death of his cousin, Peter, the 3rd Baron, 6 February, 2000.

His grandfather, George Broadbridge [1869-1952], was Conservative MP for the City of London 1938-45, Lord Mayor of London 1936-37, was created a baronet in 1937, and raised to the peerage in 1945.

He married firstly, 31 July, 1954 [div 1967], Norma Sheffield, daughter of Maj Herbert Sheffield, MC; married 2ndly, 1968, Mary Elizabeth Trotman [1923-2007], daughter of Joseph Emlyn Trotman [1893-1966].

Lord Broadbridge leaves a son, Richard and a daughter, Katherine, from his first marriage. The son, Air Vice-Marshal the Hon Richard John Martin Broadbridge, CB [born 29 January, 1959] succeeds to the peerage and baronetcy.

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Baroness Dunsany 1942-2020

_. Lady Dunsany, who died at Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, from coronavirus Covid-19, 9 April, 2020, was the widow of Lord Dunsany, of Dunsany Castle, Co, Meath, the 20th holder of Ireland's oldest barony.

Maria-Alice Villela de Carvalho, born in Brazil, married firstly, _____ de Marsillac, by whom she had two children, a son, Daniel, and a daughter, Joanna. She married 2ndly, 1982, the Hon Edward John Carlos Plunkett [born 10 Sept, 1939], son and heir of the 19th Baron Dunsany [1906-1999], by his first wife, Mrs Vera Bryce, former wife [1] the Hon Randall Arthur Henry Plunkett, and [2] of John Felix Charles Ivar Bryce [1906-85], and youngest daughter of Colonel Genesio de Sa Sottomaior, of San Paulo, Brazil. She was the mother of two sons from her second marriage, Randal and Oliver.

Her husband, who succeeded his father, 6 Feb, 1999, as 20th Baron Dunsany, a title in the Peerage of Ireland [created in 1461/2], died 24 May, 2011, and was succeeded by his elder son, the Hon Randal Plunkett, 21st Baron [born 9 March, 1983].

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Elizabeth, Baroness Grimthorpe, DCVO 1925-2020

_. Elizabeth, Baroness Grimthorpe, DCVO, who died 15 April, 2020, aged 94, was for almost thirty years a senior member of the Household of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Lady Grimthorpe, a scion of the Earls of Scarbrough, was the widow of the 4th Baron Grimthorpe [1915-2003], of Westow Hall, near York.

She was born Elizabeth Lumley, 22 July, 1925, daughter of the then Lawrence Roger Lumley, MP for Kingston-upon-Hull, by his wife the former Katherine Isobel McEwen, DCVO [1899-1979], a childhood friend Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon [later Duchess of York, and Queen], who served as an Extra Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Elizabeth Lumley's father, Lawrence, succeeded his uncle, as 11th Earl of Scarbrough, 4 March, 1945, and Elizabeth became Lady Elizabeth Lumley. Her father was Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-63, and was Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, 1951-67.

Lady Elizabeth married 17 Feb, 1954, at the Queen's Chapel, Malrborough Gate, London, the then Hon Christopher Beckett [1915-2003], son and heir of the 3rd Baron Grimthorpe [1891-1963], by his first wife the former Mary Alice Archdale [died 28 Apr, 1962]. The wedding, attended by the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, was followed by a reception at St James's Palace.

Her husband succeeded his father, 22 Feb, 1963, as 4th Baron Grimthorpe. He died 6 July, 2003, aged 87.

Lady Grimthorpe was appointed a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1973, and served Her Majesty until her death in 2002. She was appointed CVO in 1983, and advanced to DCVO in 1995. She followed her mother, Lady Scarbrough, into Queen Elizabeth's household, and was also joined in the mid 1990s, by nephew's wife, Elizabeth, wife of the 12th Earl of Scarbrough.

Lady Grimthorpe leaves two sons, Edward and Ralph, and a daughter, Harriet. The elder son, Edward, 5th Baron Grimthorpe, is a Newmarket racehorse trainer.

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Beatrice Marguerite Tabor [died 2020]

_. Marguerite Tabor, who died 19 April, 2020, was the second wife and widow of Major-General David John St Maur Tabor, CB, MC [1922-2004], scion of that landed gentry family, and was previously widow of Colonel Peter Arkwright, OBE, scion of that landed family.

She was born Beatrice Marguerite Verdon, second twin daughter of Capt Francis Reynolds Verdon, of Sidbury, Devon, and married firstly, 8 May, 1958, Colonel Peter Arkwright [born 2 Apr, 1913], eldest son and heir of Richard Alleyne Arkwright, of Willersley House, Broadway, Worcestershire, by his wife the former Marjorie Hardcastle; married 2ndly, 1989, as his second wife, Maj-Gen David Tabor, CB, MC, son of Harry Ernest Tabor [1887-1961], by his wife the former Madeleine Frances Abel Smith [1889-1976], scion of that landed gentry family, and whose uncle Col Sir Henry Abel Smith, married into the Royal Family.

Mrs Tabor leaves issue by her first marriage, including two sons, Charles and Martin.

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Andrew Robert Moncreiff 1944-2020

_. Andrew Robert Moncreiff, who has died from coronavirus, was a scion of the Barons Moncreiff.

He was born 12 April, 1944, son of Frederick Henry Wellwood Moncreiff [1909-1990], by his wife the former Gwendolen Alma Gifford [who died 2008], and married 9 Oct, 1971, Jennifer Margaret Chapman, daughter of John Chapman, of Johannesburg, South Africa, by whom he had two sons, Michael & Robert.

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Anne Elizabeth Thacker [died 2020]

_. Anne Elizabeth Thacker [nee Phillips], died 19 April, 2020. She married firstly, July, 1962, Sir Anthony Jolliffe, GBE [born 1938], Lord Mayor of London, 1982-3; married 2ndly, Colonel Leonard Thacker. She leaves a son, Paul, and two daughters, Susan and Bridget.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Lady Mansfield [died 2020]

_. Lady Mansfield, who died 18 April, 2020, was the widow of Vice Admiral Sir [Edward] Gerard Napier Mansfield, KCB, CVO [1921-2006].

She was the former Joan Worship Byron, daughter of Commander John Byron, DSC, and married Gerard Mansfield in 1943.  Her husband was Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of the Atlantic, and was in retirement a fund raiser for the Queen's Silver Jubilee Trust. She was widowed, 27 June, 2006. Lady Mansfield leaves two daughters, Diana [Didy], and Vanessa.

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Sir Roger Houssemayne du Boulay, KCVO, CMG 1922-2020

_. Sir Roger Houssemayne du Boulay, KCVO, CMG, who died 14 April, 2020, aged 98, was a scion of that landed gentry family, and served as Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps.

Boulay served in the Colonial Service, and served in Nigeria between 1949 and 1958. In 1959 he joined Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service, and held appointments in Washington, the Foreign Office, Manilla and Paris. From 1973 to 1975 he was Resident Commissioner of the New Hebrides. He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 1975 Birthday Honours. On 12 December 1975 he became Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, retaining the post until 9 April 1982. He was knighted in the Royal Victorian Order in 1982, having been made a CVO in 1972. He later served as an adviser to the Solomon Islands and Swaziland governments.

He was born 30 March, 1922, second son of Capt Charles Roger Houssemayne du Boulay, RN, of Exton House, Exton, Southampton, by his wife the former Mary Alice Veronica Morgan.

He married 30 Jan, 1957, as her second husband, Mrs Elizabeth Hudson, formerly wife of Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, and daughter of Brig Francis Wyville Home, RM,  and Lady Pile, by whom he had issue, one daughter, Sophia Elizabeth Lucinda, born 20 Apr, 1959.

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Parker/Thrower engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 April, 2020, between Charles Herbert Parker [born 1953], son of Capt Blake Parker, RN, of Petersfield, Hants, and Miss Deborah Valentine Thrower.

Charles Parker married 1stly, 1977, Victoria Kathleen Scott [1956-2017], scion of the Scott baronets, of Rotherfield Park, by whom he had 2 sons and a daughter.

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Elwes/Marsh engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 April, 2020, between Hugo Marcus Elwes [born 1991], scion of that landed family, son of the late Martin Stephen Robert Elwes [1948-2014], by his wife the former Sarah Marianne Worsley [born 25 June, 1958], scion of the Worsley baronets, and Sophie Marsh, daughter of Robert Marsh and Mrs Sarah MacLachlan, of Toronto, Canada.

Hugo Elwes is a great nephew of HRH The Duchess of Kent, GCVO.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Robert Nicholas Bovill Whitehead [died 2020]

_. Robert Nicholas Bovill Whitehead died 17 April, 2020. He was 84. He married in 1985, Grania Jane Sutton [born 1952], scion of the Sutton baronets, daughter of John Alexander Sutton [1915-1981], by his wife the former Violet Deirdre Shepherd [1915-1994], by whom he had two sons and a daughter.

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Sir Michael Bernard Grenville Oppenheimer, 3rd Baronet 1924-2020

_. Sir Michael Oppenheimer, 3rd and last Baronet, author and historian, died in Jersey, Channel Islands, 17 April, 2020. He was 95.

Michael Bernard Grenville Oppenheimer was born 27 May, 1924, and succeeded his father, Sir Michael, 2nd Baronet, in 1933. Educated at Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford. He married 1947, [Laetitia] Helen [born 1926], daughter of Lieutenant-Col Sir Hugh Vere Huntley Duff Munro-Lucas-Tooth, 1st Baronet, by whom he had issue, daughters, Henrietta, Matilda and Xanthe [who married a Mosley, scion of the Barons Ravensdale].

The first baronet, Sir Bernard, was Chairman of the South African Diamond Corporation, and awarded a baronetcy in 1921. The baronetcy now becomes extinct.

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Rosemary Hosey [nee Heaton-Ellis] 1932-2020

_. Rosemary Horsey [nee Heaton-Ellis], who died 17 April, 2020, aged 87, was a scion of the Heaton-Ellis landed gentry family; born 14 Nov, 1932, second daughter of Maj John Sydney Heaton-Ellis [1890-1980], head of that family, of Wyddiall Hall, by his wife the former Jean Robinson Lee-Horwood. She married 6 Sept, 1958, Dr Peter John Horsey [died 18 Jan, 2015, aged 90], son of Capt Frank Lankester Horsey, CB, OBE, DSC, RN, of Liphook, Hampshire, by whom she had issue, two daughters, Nicola and Madeleine.

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Lady Millard 1929-2020

_. Lady Millard, who died 15 April, 2020, aged 90, was the widow of Sir Guy Millard, KCMG, CVO [1917-2013], diplomat, sometime British Ambassador to Hungary, Sweden and Italy.

She was born Mary Judy Dugdale, 22 April, 1929, scion of that landed family, daughter of Lieutenant-Commander James George Greville Dugdale [1898-1964], by his 1st wife the former Pamela Elizabeth Coventry [1901-1990], scion of the Earls of Coventry, a granddaughter of the 9th Earl.

Lt-Cdr Dugdale was a grandson maternally of the 4th Earl of Warwick [1818-93].

Mary Dugdale married in 1964, Guy Elwin Millard, Ambassador to Hungary 1967-69, Ambassador to Sweden 1971-74, and Ambassador to Italy, 1974-76. He was knighted in 1972.

She was widowed 26 April, 2013. Lady Millard leaves issue, two sons, Charles and James.

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Lieutenant-Commander Martin Scobell Boissier, RN 1926-2020

_.Lieutenant-Commander Martin Scobell Boissier, RN, who died 16 April, 2020, aged 93, was a scion of that landed gentry family. He served as Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, 1992-2001.

Lt-Cdr Boissier, served as pilot with 810 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm aboard HMS Ocean during Korean War, 5/1953-9/1953; served with 812 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm in GB and aboard HMS Eagle in Mediterranean, 1955-1956, &c.

He was born 14 May, 1926, second son of Lieutenant-Commander Ernest Gabriel Boissier, RN, DSC, of Kedleston Rd, Derby, by his wife the former Doris Mary Bingham [died 2 March, 1958], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Lt-Col Richard Charles William Bingham, of Bingham's Melcombe; and educated at the RNC Dartmouth.

He married 16 April, 1955, Margaret Jean, daughter of Robert Blair, MB, ChB, of Greenbank, Little Eaton, Derbyshire, by whom he had issue, a son, John and a daughter, Susan.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Ebba Aurora Daphne De Zoete [born 2020]

_. Lisa De Zoete (née Skogh), wife of Adam Julian Simon De Zoete [born 1973], gave birth to a daughter, Ebba Aurora Daphne, 15 April, 2020, a sister for Diana.

Adam De Zoete is a son of Simon Miles De Zoete [born 1941], descended from the Courage landed gentry family, by his wife the former Fiona Catherine Fulton Rofe [born 1948].

Lisa De Zoete is a daughter of Stefan Skogh, of Stockholm, Sweden.

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Professor Jocelyn Nigel Hillgarth 1929-2020

_. Professor Jocelyn Nigel Hillgarth died 12 April, 2020. He was 90.

Prof Hillgarth was formerly Senior Fellow and Professor of History, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto and University of Toronto.

He was born in 1929, a son of Capt [Alan] Hugh Hillgarth, CMG, OBE, RN [1899-1978], who assumed by deed poll, the surname of Hillgarth in lieu of his patronymic [Evans], 1928, by his wife the former Hon Mary Sidney Katharine Gardner [1896-1994], daughter of the 1st [and last] Baron Burghclere [1846-1921], by his wife the Lady Winifred Anne Henrietta Christina Herbert [1864-1933], daughter of the 4th Earl of Carnarvon [1831-1890].

His mother's first husband was Geoffrey Hope-Morley, afterwards 2nd Baron Hollenden [1885-1977].

He married 1966, Nina Pantaleoni [widow of Richard Foster].

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Florence Elizabeth Somerset [born 2020]

_. Laura Elizabeth Somerset [nee Wade], wife of Charles Fitzroy Somerset [born 1981], scion of the Dukes of Beaufort, gave birth to a daughter, Florence Elizabeth, 3 April, 2020.

Charles Somerset is a son of Robin Fitzroy Somerset, MBE [born 21 May, 1930], by his wife the former Sarah Marguerite Mills [born 1945], daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Piercy Mills, KCB, CBE, DSC [1914-2006].

The infant is a descendant of Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort [1744-1803]

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Ludo Ziggy Powys Shackleton [born 2020]

_. The Hon Lydia Elizabeth Moira Woodhouse [born 1989, nee Shackleton], wife of Charles James Philip Woodhouse [born 1989], gave birth to a son, Ludo Ziggy Powys, 9 April, 2020.

Charles is a son of Philip J. Woodhouse, by his wife the former Sarah J George, and Lydia is a daughter of the life peer Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, LVO [born 1956].

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Timothy Kenneth Thornton 1935-2020

_. Timothy Kenneth Thornton died 13 April, 2020, aged 85. He was born in 1935, a son of Maj Kenneth Marcus Thornton [1908-98], by his wife the former Angela Mariel Baliol Brett [1911-2006], scion of the Viscounts Esher; married 1966 [as her 2nd husband] Jacqueline M Hillman, by whom he had issue.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Antony Hanbury 1922-2020

_. Antony Hanbury, who died 12 April, 2020, aged 97, was a scion of the Hanbury landed family, formerly of Kingston Maurward.

He was born 31 July, 1922, third son of Horace Hanbury, by his second wife the former Clara Millicent Howard, and was a grandson of Sir Thomas Hanbury, KCVO [1832-1907].

Antony Hanbury married 1 Sept, 1949, Elizabeth Anne Leatham [born 14 Aug 1920], scion of that landed gentry family, of Hemsworth Hall, dau of Colonel Robert Edward Kennard Leatham, DSO [1885-1948], by his wife the former Menda Ralli [died 1959, who married Col Leatham as her 2nd husband. The first was Lord Arthur Hay, scion of the Marquesses of Tweeddale.

Antony Hanbury leaves issue, a son Rupert, and two daughters, Sarah and Jane.

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Rt Rev Simon Barrington-Ward, KCVO 1930-2020

_. The Rt Rev Simon Barrington-Ward, KCVO, who died 11 April, 2020, aged 89, was Bishop of Coventry, 1985-97, and Prelate of theMost Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George, 1989-2005. He was born in 1930, a son of Robert McGowan Barrington-Ward [1891-1948], by his wife the former Margaret Adele Radice [1897-1975].

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William Bertram Weatherall [died 2020]

_. William Bertram Weatherall died at his home, 11 April, 2020, aged 87.

He was a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Nigel Edward Weatherall [1891-1962], of Caldwell House, Gilling West, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Gladys Victoria Drabble [1897-1957], and married 19 Oct, 1956, Sally Verena Russell [1937-2010], scion of the Barons Russell of Killowen, daughter of Maj Denis Leslie Russell, MBE [1909-1986], of Burdenshot House, Burdenshot Hill, Guildford, Surrey, by his wife the former Verena Henderson [1911-1995]; he leaves issue, a son, Michael and two daughters, Annabel and Clare.

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Phyllida Dorothy Roden Buxton 1932-2020

_. Phyllida Dorothy Roden Buxton, who died 11 April, 2020, aged 87, was a scion of the Buxton baronets.

She was born 9 July, 1932, daughter of Capt Henry Roden Victor Buxton [1890-1990], by his first wife the former Dorothy Alina St John, and was a granddaughter of Sir Thomas Buxton, 4th Baronet [1865-1919].

She married 20 June, 1959, her kinsman, Ronald Carlile Buxton [1923-2017], son of Capt Murray Barclay Buxton [1889-1940], by his wife the former Janet Mary Muriel Carlile [died 1942], a daughter of Sir Edward Carlile, 1st Baronet, by whom she had issue, two sons, and two daughters.

Her husband died 10 January, 2017, aged 93.

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The Baron Tombs 1924-2020

_. The Lord Tombs, a life peer, industrialist and politician, died 11 April, 2020. He was 95.

Francis Leonard Tombs, was born 17 May, 1924, a son of Joseph Tombs. He was educated at Elmore Green School, Walsall, and at the University of London. Tombs had a career in industry, particularly in electricity generation.

 He was chairman of the South of Scotland Electricity Board, the Electricity Council and Rolls-Royce.

Tombs was president of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1981 and became an Honorary Fellow of its successor organisation the Institution of Engineering and Technology in 1991. Tombs was named chairman of Turner & Newall P.L.C., Britain's largest manufacturer of asbestos products on 30 November 1982, and remained there throughout much of the 1980s.

Knighted in 1978, Tombs was created a life peer on 29 February 1990, as Baron Tombs, of Brailes in the County of Warwickshire. He was granted a leave of absence in March 2008 which lasted until July 2010. Lord Tombs retired from the House of Lords on 31 March 2015. He wrote a memoir, entitled Power Politics: Political Encounters in Industry and Engineering. &c,

He was predeceased by his wife the former Marjorie Evans, daughter of Albert Evans, of Walsall.

He leaves issue, daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth and Margaret.

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Fergus John Maclean [born 2020]

_. Charlotte Helen Luise Maclean [born 1987, nee Lane], wife of Hugh Charles Maclean [born 1984] head of the Scottish landed family of Westfield, gave birth to a son Fergus John, 10 April, 2020, a brother for Eliza Catherine, who was born in 2018.

Hugh is son of John Robert Maclean, DL [1951-2013], by his wife the former Veronica Mary Lacy Hulbert-Powell [born 1954], scion of that landed family and a descendant maternally of the Barons St Levan.

Charlotte is a daughter of Jeremy R. Lane, of Longfold, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the former Catherine M.L. Thornton.

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Terence James Barnewall 1935-2020

_. Terence James Barnewall, who died 28 March, 2020, at Junee, New South Wales, was a scion of the Barnewall baronets; born 1935, son of Alfred George Barnewall [1880-1952], by his wife the former Sarah Footter, of Violet Town, Victoria, Australia; married 1stly, 1957, Jannete, daughter of Robert Smith, of Junee, NSW; married 2ndly, 1978, Marie Patricia, daughter of Fredric Davies, of Sydney, and former wife of John Layton. He had issue from his first marriage, Judith Margaret [born 1959, deceased], and Teena Merrie [Tina] [born 1965].

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Amyas Henry Stafford Northcote 1937-2020

 _. Amyas Henry Stafford Northcote, who died 21 March, 2020, aged 82, was a scion of the Earls of Iddesleigh.

He was born 25 November, 1937, elder son of Cecil Henry Stafford Northcote [1912-2003], by his wife the former Winifreda Iola Marguerite Williams [died 2007]; was Joint Headmaster of St Bede's School, Bishton Hall. Magistrate, Parish Councillor, President of Conservative Constituency of Stafford. Unm.

Amyas Northcote was a direct descendant of the Northcote baronets, later Earls of Iddesleigh.

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James Edward C. Cox 1983-2020

_. James Cox, who died 8 April, 2020, aged 36, was descended from the Sheepshanks landed gentry family, born in 1983, son of Charles Ronald Buchanan [Charlie] Cox [born 1951], by his wife the former Belinda Jane Sheepshanks [born 1955], and brother of Arabella [now Mrs Cazenove] and Geordie. James's aunt, the former Susannah Mary Sheepshanks, is Countess Ferrers, wife of the 14th Earl Ferrers.

James Cox is grandson maternally of Charles Edward William Sheepshanks [1911-1991], head of that landed family, of Arthington Hall, near Otley, West Yorkshire.

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Patricia, Baroness Talbot of Malahide [1936-2020]

_. Patricia, Lady Talbot of Malahide, who died 10 April, 2020, aged 84, was the second wife the late Lord Talbot of Malahide [1931-2016], the Irish peer.

She was the former Patricia Mary Riddell, born in 1936, daughter of John Cuthbert Widdrington Riddell, OBE, of Felton Park and Swinburne Castle, Northumberland, by his wife the former Maureen Helen Taaffe [1910-1992], daughter of George Taaffe, of Smarmore Castle, Co Louth; and married 1stly, Maj Geoffrey Thomas Blundell-Brown, MBE [deceased]. She  married 2ndly, 1992, as his second wife, [Reginald] John Richard Arundell, 10th Baron Talbot of Malahide, who had inherited the peerage [created in 1831], on the death of a cousin in 1987.

Her 2nd husband, who died 21 November, 2016, aged 85, was the Hereditary Lord Admiral of Malahide and the Adjacent Seas, and was also a Count of the Holy Roman Empire.

Lady Talbot of Malahide is to be buried at Swinburne.

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Lord David Stephen Douglas-Hamilton 1952-2020

_. Lord David Douglas-Hamilton, who died at Edinburgh, 6 April, 2020, from coronavirus Covid-19, aged 67, was a scion of the Dukes of Hamilton and Brandon.

Lord David Stephen Douglas-Hamilton was born 26 December, 1952, the fifth son of the 14th Duke of Hamilton & Brandon, KT, GCVO, AFC, PC [1903-1973], by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Ivy Percy [1916-2008], daughter of the 8th Duke of Northumberland [1880-1930].

His father was Lord Steward of the Household to King George VI and to Queen Elizabeth II, 1940-64, was a Knight of the Thistle, Premier Duke in the Peerage of Scotland, Premier Peer of Scotland, and Hereditary Keeper of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Lord David, who was unmarried, was a younger brother of the 15th Duke [1938-2010], and uncle of the present 16th Duke [born 1978].

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Elizabeth Joan Mary Warren 1929-2020

_. Elizabeth Joan Mary Warren, who died 17 March, 2020, was a scion of the Warren baronets, born in 1929, daughter of Brisbane Charles Somerville Warren [1887-1979], by his wife the former Janey Neill [Joan] Cartwright [1893-1986]. Unm.

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David Archibald Innes 1931-2020

_. David Archibald Innes, who died 9 April, 2020, aged 88, a fortnight after the loss of his wife, was a scion of the Innes landed family of Inchgarry.

He was born in 1931, son of Lieutenant-Colonel James Archibald Innes [1875-1948], by his 3rd wife the former Evelyn Adelaide Dawnay [1904-1985], scion of the Viscounts Downe; married 10 June, 1955, Philippa Gordon-Cumming [1933-2020], daughter of Maj Sir Alexander Gordon-Cumming, 5th Baronet [1893-1939], by his wife the former Elizabeth Topham Richardson [died 1985], by whom he had issue, two sons, Guy and John and a daughter, Davina.

His wife, known as Poo, died 27 March, 2020.

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Margaret Esme Scott Whittingdale 1920-2020

_. Margaret Esme Scott Whittingdale [nee Napier], who died 7 April, 2020, aged 99, was a scion of the Lords Napier of Merchistoun.

She was born 30 December, 1920, daughter of Brigadier Arthur Francis Scott Napier [1890-1971], by his wife the former Phyllis Grace Fleming [died 1978]; married firstly, 18 May, 1942 [div 1946], Capt Ephraim Stewart Cook Spence, of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders; married secondly, 21 Sept, 1946, her kinsman, Maj Alexander Napier [1904-54], a great-grandson of the 9th Lord Napier of Merchistoun [1786-1834], son of Archibald Scott Napier [1865-1934], by his wife the former Katherine Edith Liveing [died 1942]; married thirdly, 30 Dec, 1957, John Whittingdale, FRCS [died 1974], and leaves a son by her 2nd marriage, Charles Scott Napier [born 1 July, 1947], and a son, the Rt Hon John Flasby Lawrence Whittingdale, OBE, MP, PC [born 16 Oct, 1959], from her third marriage.

Her younger son is Conservative MP for Malden, and is Minister of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport.

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Thursday, April 09, 2020

Nephew for the Duchess of York

_. Florence J.C. Ferguson [nee Hill], wife of Andrew Frederick John Ferguson (born 1978), scions of the Fergusons of Dummer, gave birth to a son, 25 March, 2020.

Andrew Ferguson is the son of the late Major Ronald Ivor Ferguson (1931-2003), of Dummer, Hampshire, descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, by his second wife, the former Susan Rosemary Deptford (now Lady Swinburn), of Dummer, Hampshire.

Florence is the elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Hill, of Gosberton, Lincolnshire.

Andrew Ferguson is the half-brother of Sarah, Duchess of York.

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Barbara Evelyn Braithwaite-Exley [1928-2020]

_. Barbara Evelyn Braithwaite-Exley [nee Fell], who died 8 April, 2020, was the widow of Bryan Braithwaite-Exley [1927-2009], of Pant Head, Austwick, North Yorkshire, and mother of Marcus and Susan. Her daughter, Susan Jane [born 1953], married 1974 (div 2003) James Somerset Wigram, a descendant of the Wigram baronets, by whom she has issue.

She was born in Settle, circa Jan 1928, daughter of Ronald Fell, by his wife the former Vera Hickson.

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