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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sir Edmund Ramsay-Fairfax-Lucy, 6th Baronet 1945-2020

_. Sir Edmund Ramsay-Fairfax-Lucy, 6th Baronet, died from a heart attack, 30 March, 2020. He was 74.

Sir Edmund, of Charlecote Park, Warwick, was President of the Warwickshire Garden Trust.

Edmund John William Hugh Ramsay-Fairfax-Lucy was born 4 May, 1945, son of Sir Brian Fulke Cameron Ramsay-Fairfax-Lucy, 5th Baronet [1898-1974], by his wife the former Hon Alice Caroline Helen Buchan [died 1993], daughter of author of 'The 39 Steps' John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir [1875-1940].

Edmund succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 21 January, 1974. He married firstly, 1974 [divorced] Sylvia, daughter of Graeme Ogden, of The Old Manor, Rudge, Somerset; married 2ndly, 1986 [divorced 1989], writer Lady Lucinda Lambton [born 10 May, 1943], daughter of Antony Lambton, Viscount Lambton [the disclaimed 6th Earl of Durham] [1922-2006]; married 3rdly, 1994, Erica Everina Penelope, daughter of Simon Folliott Warren Thomas Barton Loane, of Crocknacrieve, Co Fermanagh.

Sir Edmund leaves issue, two sons from his third marriage, Patrick and John.

The baronetcy is inherited by his elder son, Patrick Samuel Thomas Fulke Ramsay-Fairfax-Lucy [born 1995].

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Francis Wyatt Gordon Clark 1935-2020

 _. Francis Wyatt Gordon Clark died 30 March, 2020. He was born in 1935, scion of that landed gentry family, a son of Nathaniel John Gordon Clark [1898-1985], by his wife the former Eveline Mary Symons [1906-1995]; married 1960, Nancy Whitaker Toyne [born 1937], daughter of J.L. Toyne, of Fowey, Cornwall, by whom he had issue, a son, John Lawrence [born 1962], and a daughter, Elizabeth [born 1964].

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Lady Blewitt 1939-2020

_. Lady Blewitt, who died 30 March, 2020, aged 81, was the wife of courtier Major Sir Shane Blewitt, GCVO.

Her husband served as Assistant Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to HM The Queen (1975–85), Deputy Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to HM The Queen (1985–87), Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to HM The Queen (1988–96), since when Extra Equerry to HM The Queen (1996–present).

The former [Monica] Juliet Calvert, was born 3 February, 1939, scion of a landed gentry family, the eldest of five daughters of Major Robert Henry Calvert, of Picts House, Horsham, Sussex, by his wife the former Monica Buxton, scion of the Buxton baronets.

Juliet Calvert was a kinswoman of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, who is of Calvert descent. [The duchess's great grandmother, Lady Ashcombe, wife of of the 2nd Baron Ashcombe was nee Maud Calvert.]

She married 1stly, 23 June, 1964, Major John Morrogh Bernard, the Irish Guards, who died as the result of a skiing accident in Austria, 11 March, 1968; married 2ndly, 16 June, 1969, the then Shane Gabriel Basil Blewitt [born 25 March, 1935], son of Colonel Basil Blewitt, of Willaston, Cheshire.

Lady Blewitt leaves a son Alexander and a daughter Katherine from her first marriage, and a son, Piers, and daughter, Davina from her second marriage.

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Margaret Alison Lycett Green [nee Lock] [died 2020]

_. [Margaret] Alison Lycett Green, who died 30 March, 2020, was the wife of a scion of the Green baronets.

She was born Margaret Alison Lock, daughter of Major Geoffrey Denis Lock, MC, of Bath, and married firstly, Van Kai-Nelson; she married secondly, 1 March, 1958, as his second wife, Richard David Raft Lycett Green [1925-1969], son of Commander David Cecil Lycett Green [1892-1960], by his wife the former Angela Courage [1902-92], scion of that eponymous brewing family. [Angela Courage was from 1945 the wife of the 3rd Baron Grimthorpe].

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Hon Teresa Mary [Tessa] Haddon 1938-2020

_. The Hon Teresa Mary [Tessa] Head, who died 29 March, 2020, aged 81, was a scion of the Viscounts Head.

Born 20 June, 1938, as Teresa Mary Head, daughter of the then Antony Henry Head [1906-83], who was Conservative MP for Carshalton, 1945-60, and raised to the peerage as Viscount Head, of Throope, County Wilts, 1960, by his wife the former Lady Dorothea Louise Ashley-Cooper [1907-87]. daughter of the 9th Earl of Shaftesbury [1869-1961].

She married 29 July, 1972, Richard Deacon Haddon, Lt, RN [1938-2008], an assistant master at Eton College, son of Herbert Deacon Haddon [1909-2000], by his wife the former Phyllis Mary Pyke [1908-2003].

She leaves a son, Edward and a daughter Alice, and was predeceased by a son, Joseph.

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George Bernard Noel Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [born 2020]

_.  Alice Beatrice Noëlle Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [born 1985, nee Kelly], wife of Thomas James [Tom] Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [born 1986], scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, gave birth to a son, George Bernard Noel,  28 March, 2020, a brother for Hugo Charles Noel, who was born in 2018.

Tom, descended from the 6th Earl of Lauderdale, is a son of Lieutenant-Col Andrew James Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [born 1953], by his wife the former Karen Gail Smith.

Alice is a daughter of Dominic David Noel Miles Charles Kelly [born 1953], by his wife the former Miranda Macklin. Alice is a direct descendant of the Dukes of Norfolk, and is in remainder to the ancient Barony of Beaumont, currently in the possession of the 18th Duke of Norfolk.

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Rt Hon James Edward Ramsden, PC 1923-2020

_. The Rt Hon James Ramsden, PC, who died 29 March, 2020, aged 96, was a former Conservative MP for Harrogate. He held the distinction of being the last Secretary of State for War, and longest serving member of the Privy Council after the Duke of Edinburgh.

His home was at Old Sleningford Hall, near Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Mr Ramsden served as MP for Harrogate, 1954-74, and he served under Harold Macmillan as Under-Secretary of State and Financial Secretary for War from 1960 to 1963 and under Sir Alec Douglas-Home as Secretary of State for War from 1963 to 1964. At the April 1964 reshuffle, the former cabinet positions of First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for Air, along with Ramsden's post, were incorporated into an expanded Ministry of Defence, under the leadership of the new position of Secretary of State for Defence.

Ramsden was appointed Minister of State for the Army at the Ministry of Defence, a post he held until Sir Alec Douglas-Home's government fell in October 1964. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1963. His successor in the Harrogate constituency was Robert Banks.

He was born at Liverpool,  1 Nov, 1923, son of Capt Edward Ramsden, MC, of Breckamore Hall, near Ripon, by his wife the former Geraldine Wilson [1888-1976]; and married 25 June, 1949, Juliet Ponsonby [1923-2019], scion of the Ponsonby baronets, daughter of Colonel Sir Charles Ponsonby, 1st Baronet [1879-1976], by his wife the former Hon Winifred Marian Gibbs [died 1984], daughter of the 1st Baron Hunsdon [1854-1935].

Mrs Juliet Ramsden died 21 November, 2019, aged 96.

James Ramsden leaves issue, three sons Thomas, George and Richard, and a daughter, Emma. He was predeceased by his youner daughter, the artist Charlotte Cheverton, who died as the result of a motoring accident in 1991.

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Major-Gen The 2nd Baron Alvingham, CBE, DL 1926-2020

_. Major-General The Lord Alvingham, CBE, DL, 2nd Baron, died 29 March, 2020. He was 93.

Robert Guy Eardley Yerburgh was born 16 December, 1926, son of the then Robert Daniel Thwaites Yerburgh [1889-1955], Conservative MP for South Dorset, 1922-29, created a peer, in June, 1929, as Baron Alvingham, of Woodfold, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.

Robert's mother, Dorothea, died a few months after his birth, in February, 1927, aged 44.

He succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Alvingham, 27 November, 1955. He served in the Coldstream Guards retiring in 1981 as a Major-General, and Director of Army Quartering.

Lord Alvingham married 31 March, 1952, Beryl Elliott Williams, daughter of William David Williams, of Hindhead, Surrey, by whom he had issue, a son, Robert, and a daughter, Susannah. The son, Capt the Hon Robert Richard Guy Yerburgh, who was born 10 Dec, 1956, now succeeds as 3rd Baron Alvingham.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Peter Vernon Dix 1932-2020

_. Peter Vernon Dix died 28 March, 2020, aged 87.

He was born 3 April, 1932, a son of Professor Victor Wilkinson Dix, FRCS [1899-1992], by his wife the former Nanny Uarda Elsie Vernon [1901-1998], scion of the Vernon baronets; and married 11 April, 1964, Kristina Mary Sidley, daughter of John Charles Sidley, OBE [1884-1946], by his wife the former Phyllis Mary Lewis [1900-79], by whom he had three daughters,  Caroline, Philippa and Rosemary.

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Cdr Robin Hutton, MBE, RN [died 2020]

_. Commander Robin Hutton, MBE, RN, died 28 March, 2020. He was a son of Rear-Admiral Reginald Maurice James Hutton, CB, CBE, DSO [1899-1973], by his wife the former [Leslie Dorothy] Lois Griffith-Jones [1908-1992]; married 1963, [Elizabeth] Judy Macmillan [born 1935], daughter of General Sir Gordon Holmes Alexander Macmillan of Macmillan, KCB, KCVO, CBE, DSO, MC [1897-1986], The Macmillan, Chief of the name and arms of Macmillan, by his wife the former Marion Blakiston-Houston [1905-1991], by whom he had a son, James, and a daughter, Alice.

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Brenda Brufal De Melgarejo, Marquesa de Lendinez [died 2020]

_. Brenda Helen Brufal de Melgarejo, Marquesa de Lendinez, who died at Fleet, 28 March, 2020, aged 80, was the widow of Michael Brufal, Marques de Lendinez, a Gibraltarian, the hereditary grand inquisitor of Cordoba.

Her husband was a proud Gibraltarian who opposed Spanish attempts to cajole Britain into handing over the colony. He died in 2018.

The Marquesa is survived by a son, Jonathan, and a daughter, Tabitha.

A private family cremation takes place in the UK on 16 April. A memorial service and burial in Gibraltar will take place later in the year.

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Patricia Egidia Hastings Floyer-Acland [died 2020]

_. Patricia Egidia Hastings Floyer-Acland, who died 28 March, 2020, aged 90, was a granddaughter maternally of the 3rd Baron Donington.

She was a daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard St Barbe Emmott [died in a hunting accident, 14 Aug, 1949], scion of that landed family, by his wife the former Hon Irene Mary Egidia Clifton-Hastings-Campbell [1898-1961], daughter of the 3rd and last Baron Donington [1859-1927].

She married 14 Apr, 1950, Brigadier Stafford Nugent Floyer-Acland [1916-1994], scion of the Acland baronets, son of Lieut-Gen Arthur Nugent Floyer-Acland [1885-1980], by his wife the former Evelyn Stafford Still [died 1973], by whom he had issue, 2 sons, Andrew and Richard, and a daughter, Victoria.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Alden Peter Theodore Mountbatten Hooper [born 2020]

_. _. The Lady Alexandra Victoria Edwina Diana Hooper (b 5 December, 1982) wife of Thomas Edward Huntly Hooper [born 1979], and scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma, gave birth to a son, Alden Peter Theodore Mountbatten, 27 March, 2020, a brother for Inigo Norton Sebastian Mountbatten, who was born 21 December, 2017.

Lady Alexandra is the elder but only surviving daughter of the 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma (b 1947) of Broadlands, Hampshire, by his wife the former Penelope Meredith Eastwood (b 1953).

Thomas Hooper is a son of Peter Huntly Hooper, by his wife the former Patricia Bucknill.

The Hoopers married at Romsey Abbey, 25 June, 2016. HRH The Prince of Wales gave the bride in marriage.

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The 13th Earl of Galloway 1928-2020

_. The 13th Earl of Galloway, Scottish peer, died 27 March, 2020. He was 91.

Randolph Keith Reginald Stewart was born 14 October, 1928, son of the 12th Earl of Galloway [1892-1978], landowner, by his wife the former Philippa Fendall Wendell [died 22 Feb, 1974], daughter of Jacob Wendell, of New York.

Randolph, known by the courtesy title of Lord Garlies from his birth, was dogged by mental issues throughout his life. He married, 17 October, 1975, Mrs May Lily Budge [who died 29 Oct, 1999], daughter of Andrew Miller, of Duns, Berwickshire. The marriage was seen by his family as an unsuitable match, and his father disinherited his son and heir.

Randolph, Lord Garlies, succeeded his father, 13 June, 1978, as 13th Earl of Galloway [Peerage of Scotland cr 1623], Lord Garlies [Peerage of Scotland, cr 1607], Baron Stewart of Garlies [Peerage of GB, cr 1796]; the 12th Baronet, of 'Corsewell' [cr 1627], and 10th Baronet, of 'Burray' [cr 1687].

Lord Galloway is succeeded in all his honours by his second cousin once removed, Andrew Clyde Stewart [born 13 March, 1949], son of Maj Alexander David Stewart, MBE [1914-85], by his wife the former Daphne Marion Bonsor, daughter of Sir Reginald Bonsor, 2nd Bt.

The new peer married 5 March, 1977 [div], Sara Pollock [now Sara Agnew], by whom he has issue, a son, Alexander Patrick Stewart [born 18 Nov, 1980], who now assumes the courtesy title Lord Garlies, and 2 daughters, Tania and Zoe. The younger daughter, now Lady Zoe, is the wife of Jakie James [Jake] Warren [born 1986], a godson of Diana, Princess of Wales,  son of the Queen's racehorse trainer, John Frederick Rufus Warren, by his wife the former Lady Carolyn Penelope Herbert [born 1962], daughter of the 7th Earl of Carnarvon, KBE, KCVO [1924-2011].

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Philippa Innes [nee Gordon-Cumming] 1933-2020

+. Philippa Innes [nee Gordon-Cumming], who died 27 March, 2020, aged 87, was a scion of the Gordon-Cumming baronets.

She was born 29 January, 1933, daughter of Major Sir Alexander Penrose Gordon-Cumming, 5th Baronet [1893-1939], by his wife the former Elizabeth Topham Richardson [died 1985]. Her mother was later Countess Cawdor, wife of the 5th Earl, the Thane of Cawdor.

Philippa's sister, Cecily [1925-2012], was the wife successively of three peers, the 2nd Earl of Woolton, the 3rd Baron Forres, and the 3rd Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor.

She married 10 June, 1955, David Archibald Innes [born 1931], son of Lieutenant-Col James Archibald Innes [1875-1948], by his 3rd wife, the former Evelyn Adelaide Dawnay, a great-granddaughter of the 7th Viscount Downe [1812-57], by whom she had issue, two sons Guy and John, and a daughter, Davina.

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Jacobi Michael Christopher Ennever [born 2020]

__. Olivia Rose Ennever (nee Wake-Walker, born 21 October, 1984), wife of Alistair James F. Ennever (b 1984), and scion of the Wake-Walker baronets, gave birth to a son, Jacobi Michael Christopher, 27 March, 2020, a brother for Oliver James Anthony, who was born 9 April, 2018.

Alistair Ennever is a son of Mr (Anthony) Michael Ennever, of Shaldon, Hampshire, by his wife the former Kirsty Fiona Jane Nicholson.

Olivia Ennever is a second cousin of the Duke of Cambridge & the Duke of Sussex, and is a daughter of Richard Anthony Wake-Walker (born 1951), of Wimbledon, by his wife the former Sharon Pamela Little (b 1952).

Olivia is a granddaughter of the late Lady Anne Wake-Walker, nee Spencer [1920-2020], and a great-granddaughter of the 7th Earl Spencer [1892-1975].

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Susan Elizabeth Lea [nee Dorrien-Smith] 1924-2020

_. Susan Elizabeth Lea, who died 27 March, 2020, aged 95, was a scion of the Dorrien-Smith landed family. She was born 27 July, 1924, daughter of Major Edward Pendarves Dorrien-Smith [1879-1937], of Weir Point, Restronguet, Cornwall, by his wife the former Frances Amy Salvin Bowlby [b 1890], scion of that landed gentry family. She married 29 May, 1952, Judge Christopher Gerald Lea [1917-2006], son of George Percy Lea, of Franche, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, by whom she had issue, 2 sons, Charles and Piers, and a daughter, Antonia.

Mrs Lea was a descendant of the 1st Earl Brownlow.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Anthony Benedict Xavier Fenwick 1934-2020

_. Anthony Bedenict Xavier Fenwick, who died 26 March, 2020, aged 85, was a scion of that landed gentry family; born 3 August, 1934, son of David Fenwick [1910-1982], by his wife the former [Gwladys] Maita Joan Powys [who died 7 Dec, 2007]; married 28 Nov, 1958, Susan Deirdre Heber-Percy [born 10 June, 1938], scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Heber-Percy [1908-97], by his wife the former Josephine Sylvia Crofton-Atkins [1907-90], scion of that landed family, by whom he had issue, a son, Alexius [born 1959], who married Lady Sophis Crichton-Stuart [born 27 Feb, 1956], a daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bute [1933-93], and a daughter, Celestria [born1963].

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Roxburgh/Fraser engagement

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

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

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

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

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

Career:  Major, Scots Guards; awarded the MC.

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

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

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Mulvaney/Whitworth engagement

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

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

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

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Simon Knyvett Haviland 1935-2020

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

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

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

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Norah Emily Messenger [nee Strutt] 1918-2020

_. Norah Emily Messenger [nee Strutt], who died 25 March, 2020, aged 102, was a kinswoman of the Barons Belper [descended from an uncle of the 1st Baon Belper]; born in 1918, daughter of George Ashton Strutt [1878-1935], by his wife the Hon Winifred Cavendish [1880-1971], scion of the Barons Waterpark, daughter of the 4th Baron Waterpark [1839-1912].

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Wigoder/Swerner engagement

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

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

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Robert Sebag-Montefiore 1934-2020

_. Robert Sebag-Montefiore, scion of that landed gentry family, died at Engeriedspital Bern, Switzerland, 25 March, 2020, aged 85.

He was born 16 June, 1934, son of Arthur Sebag-Montefiore [1912-1935], by his wife the former Jacqueline Esther Nathan [afterwards Mrs Geoffrey Myddleton].

He had a sister, Janine, born posthumously in November, 1935, their father having died, aged 23, on 28 Apr, 1935.

Robert Sebag-Montefiore leaves a widow,Niti.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Baron Garel-Jones, PC 1941-2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Olivia Rose Fellowes [born 2020]

_. Rachel M.M. Fellowes [nee Arkle], wife of Robert Gavin Fellowes [born 1982], scion of the Fellowes landed family, of Shotesham Park, gave birth to a daughter, Olivia Rose, 24 March, 2020.

Robert Fellowes is a son of William Robert Fellowes [born 1953], by his wife the former Sharon Y. Dickerson.

Rachel Fellowes is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard Arkle.

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Capt Peter Edward Findlay Heneage 1923-2020

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

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

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

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

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Prudence Caroline, Lady Morrison-Bell [died 2020]

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

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

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

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

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Bellville/Wilson engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Eve FitzGerald [born 2020]

_. Laura Caroline [Flo] FitzGerald [nee Tellwright, born 1987], wife of Edward FitzGerald [born 1988], scion of the Dukes of Leinster, gave birth to a daughter, Eve, 24 March, 2020.

Edward FitzGerald is heir presumptive to his uncle the 9th Duke of Leinster [born 7 Apr, 1948], and is the only son of the late Capt Lord John FitzGerald (1952-2015), by his wife the former Barbara Zindel.

Flo FitzGerald is the younger dau of Mr (William) Kirkland Tellwright [born 1956], of Shropshire, by his wife the former Hon Caroline Fiona Fitzherbert (b 1956), second daughter of the 14th Baron Stafford (1926-86).

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Julian Dana Nimmo Hartland-Swann, CMG 1936-2020

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

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

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

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Peter John Laidlaw Jenkins 1936-2020

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

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Alexander Ivan Bedini Guthrie of Guthrie, 22nd of That Ilk 1967-2020

_, Alexander Ivan Bedini Guthrie of Guthrie, 22nd of that Ilk died from coronavirus, in London, 23 March, 2020. He was 52. The chieftainship dated back to the 12th century. Previous chiefs of clan Guthrie served under William Wallace, fell at Flodden and more recently, won the Military Cross.

Conscious of his distinguished forebears, Alexander Guthrie took his role as clan chief seriously, assiduously attending clan Guthrie gatherings as far afield as America. He was wont to turn up at formal occasions in Rome, where he lived, clad in full clan regalia. On more than one occasion he had to explain to the local carabinieri why it was that he was carrying a large sword.

He was born 3 October, 1967, the son of Conte Leonardo Bedini-Jacobini, by his wife the former Loetitia Dawn Phillips [b 26 Feb, 1945- d 1978]. His mother was a daughter of Capt Mark Henry Philips [1922-2014], late the Coldstream Guards, head of that landed family, of Gretton House, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, by his 1st wife Moyra Irene Guthrie of Guthrie, 21st of that Ilk [1922-84], daughter of Colonel Ivan Douglas Guthrie, MC, of Guthrie Castle, Angus.

Alexander inherited the chieftainship from his grandmother, who died 3 June, 1984.

Educated in Italy and England, he attended UCL and lived between Italy and the UK. He leaves a partner, Tal, and a younger brother, Christian.

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Sir Robert Colin Harrison, 4th Baronet 1938-2020

_. Sir Robert Colin Harrison, 4th Baronet, died 23 March, 2020. He was 81. His home was at Stearsby Hall, North Yorkshire.

He was Chairman, John Harrison [Stockton] Ltd.

He was born 25 May, 1938, a younger son of Sir John Fowler Harrison, 2nd Baronet [1899-1947], by his wife the former Kathleen Livingston [died 1993], and succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother, Sir John Wyndham Harrison [1933-1955].

He married 27 July, 1963, Maureen Marie Chiverton, daughter of Ernest Leonard Chiverton, JP, of Garth Corner, Kirbymoorside, North Yorkshire, by whom he had issue, a son John, and two daughters, Rachel and Claire.

The baronetcy now passes to his only son, John Wyndham Fowler Harrison, who was born 14 December, 1972.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Timothy Robert Malden Ashfield [died 2020]

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

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Butler/Sketchley engagement

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

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

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

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Baron Graham of Edmonton, PC 1925-2020

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

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

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Anne Nina Creswell 1928-2020

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

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Helena [formerly Margaret Serena] Hawley 1946-2020

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

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

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

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

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Morton/Buckmaster engagement

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

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

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Rhoda Willow Hanbury [born 2020]

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

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

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Friday, March 20, 2020

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

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

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

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William Wyndham Humphrey Cook 1928-2020

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

He leaves two daughters, Elisabeth & Emma.

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Miranda, Countess of Stockton 1947-2020

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Edward Pearce-Serocold 1938-2020

_.Edward Pearce-Serocold, who died 17 March, 2020, aged 82, was a scion of that landed gentry family; he was born in Jan 1938, son of Lieut-Col Walter Pearce-Serocold [1907-1994], by his 1st wife the former Ann Whitehouse. He married 1stly 1970 [div 1971] Marie Anne Prichard-Jones [born 1948], scion of the Prichard Jones baronets; married 2ndly, 1975, Caroline Mary Madeleine Paterson [born 1945], a granddaughter of Francis Joseph Maxwell-Stuart, 19th of Traquair, by whom he had three sons, Charles, Mark and Henry, and a daughter, Georgina Mary.

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Lord Patrick Tristram de la Poer Beresford 1934-2020

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Max Alfred Montgomery Grimstone [born 2020]

_. Laura A. Grimstone [nee Cushnie], wife of Toby Stephen Gunnar Grimstone [born 9 October, 1975], gave birth to a son, Max Alfred Montgomery, 17 March, 2020, a brother for Emily Irene Kitty, who was born in 2017, and a half-brother for Charlie, Jamie and Billy.

Toby Grimstone is a son of Sir Gerald Edgar [Gerry] Grimstone. Knt [born 1949], by his former wife the former Hon Janet Elizabeth Gudrun Suenson-Taylor [born 26 June, 1949], scion of the Barons Grantchester, daughter of the 2nd Baron Grantchester [1921-1995].

Toby Grimstone has three sons [above mentioned] from his marriage in 2000 to Samantha Bowser.

Laura Grimstone is a daughter of John Cushnie, of Killyleagh, by his wife Wilma.

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Bartholemew/Riall engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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Wootton/Nicholson engagement

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

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Rev. Simon Ewen Crawley 1931-2020

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

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

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

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

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Jasper Simon Murray Wells [born 2020]

_. Charlotte A. Murray Wells (nee Fry), wife of James Nicholas (Jamie) Murray Wells (born 1983), gave birth to a son, Jasper Simon, 17 March, 2020, at Bath, a brother for  Jemima Olive, who was born 29 July, 2018.

Jamie Murray Wells, entrepreneur friend of the young royals, wed Charlotte Fry in 2014. The Duke of Sussex and Princess Eugenie of York were among the wedding guests.

Jamie is a son of Simon Murray Wells by his wife Alison (nee Clough), and Charlotte Murray Wells is a daughter of Anthony Fry.

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Hector James Granville Hodgson [born 2020]

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

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

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

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Margaret Haig [died 2020]

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

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

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

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

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

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

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Daphne Modwen Trollope-Bellew [died 2020]

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

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Audrey Dorothy Cullen 1932-2020

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

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

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Helen Bogle Hamilton 1929-2020

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

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

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

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

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Gabriel Patrick Julian de Laszlo [born 2020]

_. Jemima Francis, and William Patrick de Laszlo [born 1979], had a son, Gabriel Patrick Julian, 13 March, 2020, a half brother for Alice and Walter.

William is the younger son of Mr Damon Patrick de Laszlo, b. 1942, (descended from the Viscounts Greenwood) and his wife, the former Hon Sandra Daphne Hacking, (b.1950), of Newton Valence, Hampshire, and is a maternal grandson of the 2nd Baron Hacking (1910-71), and a great-grandson of the 1st Viscount Greenwood (1870-1948).

William de Laszlo's previous wife was the former Katy A Guinness, daughter of Timothy Guinness, of Ellisfield, Hants.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

The 7th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair 1955-2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Nola Mary Fane Redmayne [born 2020]

_. Helena Evelyn Cecily [Nell] Redmayne [nee Fane, born 4 Dec, 1988], wife of Thomas Leo Redmayne [born 1987], gave birth to a daughter, Nola Mary Fane, 11 March, 2020.

Tom Redmayne is a son of Richard Charles Tunstall Redmayne [born 1938], by his wife the former Patricia A. Burke, and is a younger brother of the actor Eddie Redmayne [born 1982].

Helena Redmayne is a scion of the Earls of Westmorland, daughter of Edward Hugh Reynardson Fane [born 11 June, 1957], by his wife the former Susan Serena [Suki] Mitchell [born 1958].

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Amoore/Watts engagement

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

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

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

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Hugh Peniston Cecil 1941-2020

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

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

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

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

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

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Nicholas Tankerville Wallace Coleman [born 2019]

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

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

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

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

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Petronilla Cockin [nee Rous] 1943-2020

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

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

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

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

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Campbell/Forbes engagement

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

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

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Charles Richard Cubitt Bevis 1931-2020

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

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

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

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Venetia Margaret Chattey [nee Lane] 1932-2020

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

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

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

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

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Valerie Suzanne Broadbent [died 2020]

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

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

De Lisle/Smollett engagement

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

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

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Jocelyn Rupert Rowland Geoffrey Feilding 1940-2020

_. Jocelyn Feilding, who died from Covid-19 Coronavirus, 9 March, 2020, aged 79, was a scion of the Earls of Denbigh, a great-great grandson of the 7th Earl of Denbigh [1796-1865].

Jocelyn Rupert Rowland Geoffrey Feilding was born 12 May, 1940, son of Basil Percy Terence Henry Feilding [1907-1986], by his wife and kinswoman, the former Margaret Mary Feilding [1908-89].

He married firstly, 27 April, 1963 [divorced 1983], Rowena Marion Combe [1935-2008], scion of that landed family, daughter of Capt Simon Harvey Combe [1903-65], by his wife the former Lady Silvia Beatrice Coke [1909-2005], daughter of the 4th Earl of Leicester [1880-1949]. He married secondly, 27 Feb, 1998, Harriet Earle, daughter of James Earle.

Jocelyn Feilding leaves issue from his first marriage, Emma [born 1964], and Lucy [born 1966].

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Sophie Alexandra Jessie Dixon [born 2020]

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

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

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Sunday, March 08, 2020

Sophie Lilly Sarah McCormick 1956-2020

_. Sophie Lilly Sophie McCormick, the artist, died 7 March, 2020, aged 63.

She was born in Dublin, 27 October, 1956, daughter of John Ormsby McCormick and Francine Paris, who claimed to be a relation of Count Potemkin, the lover of the Russian Empress Catherine the Great.

Sophie was a former partner of the 5th Marquis of Normanby [born 24 February, 1954], by whom she had a daughter, Pandora Aoiffe Lazuli McCormick, who was born 12 December, 1984.

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Saturday, March 07, 2020

MacGreevy/Brink engagement

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

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

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Gabriel Alexander Louis Brocklehurst [born 2020]

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

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

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

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Matilda Pelly Elizabeth Freeland [born 2020]

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

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

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Urmetzer/Boyle engagement

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

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

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Friday, March 06, 2020

Nicholas Montgomery Archdale 1924-2020

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

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

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Thursday, March 05, 2020

Hunt-Grubbe/Kralevska engagement

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

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James Alexander Bosville Macdonald of Sleat 1949-2020

_. James Alexander Bosville Macdonald of Sleat, who died 4 March, 2020, aged 70, was a scion of the Bosville Macdonald baronets.

He was born 11 April, 1949, the second son of Sir Alexander Somerled Angus Bosville Macdonald of Sleat, 16th Baronet [1917-1958], by his wife the former Mary Elizabeth Crawley-Boevey Gibbs [1919-2004], scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon.

He married 21 October, 1995, Mary Lucinda Connolly [born 1952], daughter of Colonel Lionel Castletown Connolly [1922-2013], of Nortoft House, Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Susan M. Laurie, by whom he had one son, Robert James, who was born 7 July, 1996.

James Macdonald was seven generations in descent from King George II.

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Davina Bell [nee Macdonald Lockhart] 1981-2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Astor/Ponsonby engagement

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Ida Sybil Daisy Crutchley [born 2020]

 _. Rosanna Mary Alice Crutchley [nee Sewell, born 1988], wife of Arthur Percy Crutchley [born 1986], gave birth to a daughter, Ida Sybil Daisy, 2 March, 2020.

Arthur Crutchley is a son of the late Lieutenant-Commander William Victor Percy Crutchley [1933-2007], by his wife the former Hon Penelope Ann O'Neill [born 1947], now of Nettlecombe, Dorset, daughter of the life peer The Baron O'Neill of the Maine [1914-1990].

Rosanna Crutchley is a daughter of Mark Geoffrey Sewell [ born 1955], of Idlecote, Warwickshire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Alexandra Fraser [born 1957], descended from the Abel Smith landed family, &c.

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Monday, March 02, 2020

David Robert Micklem 1931-2020

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

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

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Sunday, March 01, 2020

Veronica Mary Weld-Blundell 1930-2020

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

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

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Peregrine Michael Hungerford Pollen 1931-2020

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


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Alan Williams Horton 1921-2020

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

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

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

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

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Mark Iain Tennant of Balfluig 1932-2020

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

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

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

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Dr Anthony Peter Coats Bacon 1924-2020

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

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Victoria Howard-Vyse [nee Collingwood] 1942-2020

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

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

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William Hubert Dunn 1933-2020

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

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Minnie Merry Melissa Shenkman [born 2020]

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

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

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

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Patrick Gillachrist Moore [born 2020]

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

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

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

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Charles John Holroyd [1933-2020]

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

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

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

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

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Nicholas Charles Martin Somerville 1952-2020

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

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

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

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Johnson/Symonds engagement

_. The engagement was announced 29 February, 2020, between 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, 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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Rosalind Jean Mackworth, CBE 1928-2020

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

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

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

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

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

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Stephen Hardcastle [Fred] Agnew 1954-2020

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

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

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

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


Harry Francis Redvers Fortescue [born 2020]

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

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

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Clover Kitty van Straubenzee [born 2020]

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

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

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

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

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Hugo James Arthur McIndoe [born 2020]

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

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

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Oswald Sykes Walker [born 2020]

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

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

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