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Friday, July 31, 2020

Life peers announced in the Dissolution Honours List [2019]

The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention of conferring Peerages of the United Kingdom for Life upon the undermentioned as part of the Dissolution Honours List 2019.

The Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoughlin CH

The Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP

The Rt Hon Philip Hammond

The Rt Hon Nigel Dodds OBE

The Rt Hon Nicholas Herbert CBE [Baron Herbert of South Downs]

The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH QC [Baron Clarke of Nottingham]

The Rt Hon Joseph Johnson

The Rt Hon Gisela Stuart

The Rt Hon Frank Field

The Rt Hon Edward Vaizey [Baron Vaizey of Didcot]

Sir Ian Botham OBE

Sir Henry Bellingham

Sir Edward Udny-Lister

Ms Veronica Wadley CBE

Ms Susan Hayman

Ms Lorraine Fullbrook

Ms Kathryn Clark [Baroness Clark of Kilwinning]

Ms Claire Fox

Ms Catharine Hoey

Mr Prem Sikka

Mr Neil Mendoza

Mr Michael Spencer

Mr John Woodcock [Baron Walney]

Mr James Wharton [Baron Wharton of Yarm]

Mr Ian Austin [Baron Austin of Dudley]

Mr Evgeny Lebedev

Mr Daniel Moylan

Mr Charles Moore

Mr Brinley Davies

Mr Anthony Woodley

Mr Andrew Sharpe OBE

Mr Aamer Sarfraz

Dame Nemat (Minouche) Shafik DBE

Dame Louise Casey DBE CB

Dame Helena Morrissey DBE [Baroness Morrissey]

Colonel The Rt Hon John Mark Lancaster TD VR

Professor Roger Stanley Williams, CBE 1931-2020

_. Professor Roger Stanley Williams, CBE, MD, FRCP, FRCS, who died 26 July, 2020, aged 88, was professor of Hepatology, University of London, Director Institute of Hepatology, University College London Medical School, and Hon Consultant Physician, University College Hospital NHS Trust, &c.

He was born 28 Aug, 1931, son of Stanley George Williams, by his wife the former Doris Dagmar Clatworthy. Married 1stly, 1954 [div 1977] Lindsay Mary Elliott, 2 sons, 3 daughters; married 2ndly, 1978, Stephanie Gay de Laszlo [born 1945], daughter of Group Capt Patrick David de Laszlo [1909-1980], by his wife the former Hon Deborah Hamar Greenwood [1917-80], daughter of the 1st Viscount Greenwood [1870-1948], by whom he had one son and two daughters.

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Katherine, Lady Davson [died 2020]

_. Katherine, Lady Davson, who died 26 July, 2020, aged 82, was the second wife and widow of Capt Sir Christopher Michael Edward Davson, 3rd Baronet [1927-2004], late the Welsh Guards.

She was the former Katherine [Kate] Foster, daughter of Ludovic Anthony Foster [1908-1990], of Greatham Manor, Pulborough, Sussex, by his wife the former Pamela Margaret Wilberforce [1909-97], scion of that landed gentry family. She was a granddaughter of Samuel Wilberforce [1874-1954], by his wife the former Katharine Sheepshanks [1881-1963], of that landed family, &c.

She married Sir Christopher Davson, as his second wife, in 1975. Her husband died 21 December, 2004. The marriage was childless.

Lady Davson's step-son is Sir George Davson, 4th Baronet.

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Scarratt/Knight Bruce engagement

_. The engagement was announced 31 July, 2020, between Mr Luke Peter R. Scarratt [born 1990], eldest son of His Honour Judge Richard J. Scarratt, by his wife the former Sarah May, and Vita June Knight Bruce [born 1992], youngest daughter of Mr Robin Nigel Cleave Knight Bruce by his wife the former Catrina Mary Bell Finlay [born 16 November, 1959], daughter of Sir Graeme Bell Finlay, 1st Baronet [1917-87].

Vita Knight Bruce's maternal grandfather, Graeme Finlay, Conservative MP for Epping 1951-64, was created a baronet in 1964, one of the last such creations [followed by Denis Thatcher over 25 years later].

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Brennan/Cooke engagement

_. The engagement was announced 31 July, 2020, between Mr D. James R. Brennan, son of the late Mr John Brennan and Mrs John Brennan, of Gloucestershire, and Katharine E.M. Cooke, daughter of the Hon Michael Cooke, of County Antrim, and the Hon Mrs Michael Cooke, and a granddaughter of the Baron Cooke of Islandreagh [1920-2007], by his wife the former Alison Sheila Casement [1923-2015], scion of that Irish landed gentry family.

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Codrington/Dalrymple marriage

_. The marriage took place in the garden of Quarryford House, Gifford, 25 July, 2020, between Major Hugo C. Codrington, of the Coldstream Guards, scion of that landed gentry family, son of Stephen Mark Codrington [born 1957], of Brightwalton, co Berkshire, by his wife the former Ursula J. Dawson, & Louisa Alice Clare Dalrymple [born 1990], scion of the Earls of Stair, daughter of Andrew David Dalrymple [born 1959], of Gifford, East Lothian, by his wife the former Bryony Winterton Major.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Hon Mary Elizabeth Jill Daniel 1932-2020

 _. The Hon Mary Daniell [nee Rodd], who died 15 July, 2020, aged 88, was a scion of the Barons Rennell.

She was born 5 February, 1932, daughter of the Hon Francis James Rennell Rodd [1895-1978], by his wife the former Hon Mary Constance Vivian Smith [1901-1981], daughter of the 1st Baron Bicester [1867-1956]. Her father succeeded as 2nd Baron Rennell, 26 July, 1941.

She married firstly, 13 Nov, 1954 [div 1985] Michael William Langan Dunne [born 1928]; married secondly, in 1985, Christopher Bridges Daniell [1929-2012].

She leaves five children from her first marriage.

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van Zeller/Smith marriage

_. The marriage took place at Galdessa Lodge, Tsavo East, Kenya, 25 July, 2020, between J.F. [Jonty] van Zeller second son of Nicholas Howard van Zeller, of Hovingham, York, by his wife the former Emma Ward Jones [born 1956], scion of the Jones baronets, & Kirsty M. Smith, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Hugh Smith.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Francis Esmond 'Franco' Baring 1948-2020

_. Francis Esmond Baring, who died 19 July, 2020, aged 71, was a scion of the eponymous banking family, descended from the Ashburton branch of the family.

He was born 10 Oct, 1948, son of Simon Alexander Vivian Baring [1905-1962], by his 2nd wife the former Pamela Rachel Grant-Sturgis [died 1985].

He married in 1978, Nicolette Mary Irving Muntz [born 1951], daughter of Frederic Alan Irving Muntz, by his wife [nee Strickland], and by her had issue, a daughter, Sophia [born 1980], and a son, Simon [born 1983].

Franco Baring was a great-grandson of the 4th Baron Ashburton [1835-89].

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David Lucien Dunn-Yarker 1942-2020

_. David Lucien Dunn-Yarker, who has died in South Africa, was a scion of that landed gentry family, of Leyburn Hall, North Yorkshire. He was born in 1942, son of John Henry Dunn-Yarker, by his wife the former Elizabeth Adrienne Pinching, daughter of Sir Horace Pinching, KCMG.

David had an elder brother, John Horace Luke Dunn-Yarker [1939-2018], and was a twin with his sister, Marion Carolina, who married 7 Feb, 1964, the 18th Earl of Eglinton & Winton [1939-2018].

David Dunn-Yarker married 1stly, Marlene Doreen Laatz; married 2ndly, Cynthia Holtzhausen; married 3rdly, Sharon Sprong. He leaves issue from his first two marriages.

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Holliday/Compton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 29 July, 2020, between Thomas Rhys Holliday [born 1992], younger son of Dr Jonathan J.C. Holliday [born 1956], of Windsor, Berkshire, by his wife the former Gwen M. Lewis, & Alexandra Theodosia Compton [born 23 July, 1992], scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, daughter of Richard Clephane Compton [born 18 April, 1957], of Newby Hall, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Lucinda Jane Astell Hohler [born 22 December, 1960], scion of that landed gentry family.

Alexandra Compton is a great-great-great granddaughter of the 4th Marquess of Northampton [1818-97]. Her great-grandfather Maj Edward Robert Francis Compton [1891-1977], of Newby Hall, married Sylvia Farquharson of Invercauld [1899-1950], and their elder son, Alwyne Compton [born 1 May, 1919], succeeded his mother in the clan chieftainship and became Alwyne Farquharson, 16th of Invercauld.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tessa Rogers-Coltman 1933-2020

 _. Tessa Rogers-Coltman died 24 July, 2020.

She was born in 1933, a daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Harold Bamfield [1899-1975], of North Mytton House, Montford Bridge, Salop, by his wife the former Veronica Grissell [1908-2000], scion of that landed family, of Redisham Hall; married 1955, Charles Hugh Rogers-Coltman [1930-2015], son of Lieutenant-Commander Julian Rogers-Coltman, OBE, RNVR [1898-1944], scion of that landed family, by his wife the former Mary Malet Chapman [1908-2000], of the Chapmans of Donhead House. ___.She leaves issue, Veronica [born 1957], Jane [born 1958], Philip [born 1961] and Emma [born 1966].

Her husband died 20 July, 2015.

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Macdonald Johnston/Knowles engagement

_. The engagement was announced 28 July, 2020, between Archie Macdonald Johnston, son of Mr Iain Macdonald Johnston, of Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, by his late wife the former Jessica Marion Hoskyns [born 6 May, 1967]. scion of the Hoskyns baronets, & Megan, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Robin Knowles, of Windsor, Berkshire.

Archie is descended from the Rev Sir John Leigh Hoskyns, 9th Baronet [1817-1911].

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India Grace Albertine Finch [born 2020]

_. The Lady Natasha Rose Eleanor Finch [born 1983, nee Rufus Isaacs], wife of [Charles] Rupert Haydock Finch [born 1978], and scion of the Marquesses of Reading, gave birth to a daughter, India Grace Albertine, 27 June, 2020, a sister for Georgia Liberty Andrena, who was born 24 February, 2015, and Cienna Freya, who was born 26 May, 2017.

Rupert Finch is a son of John Haydock Finch by his wife the former Prudence Caroline Lucy Schulman.

Lady Natasha is a daughter of the 4th Marquess of Reading [born 18 May, 1942], by his wife the former Melinda Victoria Dewar [born 1951].

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Mallett/Spencer engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between Mr Greg Mallett & the Lady [Katya] Amelia Spencer [born 10 July, 1992], third daughter (twin with her sister Lady Eliza) of the 9th Earl Spencer (born 1964) of Althorp, by his first wife, the former [Catherine] Victoria Lockwood.

Lady Amelia has an older sister, the fashion model Lady Kitty Eleanor Spencer [born 28 Dec, 1990], and a brother, Louis Frederick, styled Viscount Althorp [born 14 March, 1994], and a half-brother from Earl Spencer’s second marriage, the Hon Edmund Charles Spencer [born 6 Oct, 2003], and a half-sister from Lord Spencer’s second marriage, Lady Lara [born 2006], and a half-sister from Earl Spencer’s third marriage, Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer [born 30 July, 2012].

Lady Amelia is a first cousin of the Dukes of Cambridge & Sussex, and is a niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Greg Mallett is the son of David Mallett, a history teacher and former headmaster of Western Province Preparatory School, Cape Town, brother of South African rugby union player and Springboks coach Nick Mallett; their English father was Anthony William Haward Mallett (born 29 Aug, 1924, died 10 Dec, 1994), a schoolmaster (inc. principal, Diocesan College, Cape Town) and cricketer for Oxford University and Kent County Cricket Club, who married in 1949, Vivienne M. Short.

Anthony Mallett was son of Wilfred Howard Mallett [born 1893] by his wife the former Lucy Katleen Honeysett [born 1894], daughter of Edgar William Honeysett, a railway clerk, by his wife, Elizabeth .

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Cressida Bonas weds Harry Wentworth-Stanley

_. The marriage has taken place at Cowdray Park, Sussex, of Harry David Wentworth-Stanley [born 1989], scion of that landed family, second son of Nicholas Philip Wentworth-Stanley [born 1954] by his former wife the former Clare Husted Steel [now Marchioness of Milford Haven], & Cressida Curzon Bonas [born 18 February, 1989], the actress, descended from the Earls Howe, daughter of Mr Jeffrey Bonas, by his former wife the former Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon [born 21 February, 1947], daughter of the 6th Earl Howe [1908-1984].

Miss Cressida Bonas is a former girlfriend of HRH The Duke of Sussex, KCVO.

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Major-General Lennox Alexander Hawkins Napier, CB, OBE, MC 1928-2020

_. Major-General Lennox Alexander Hawkins Napier, CB, OBE, MC, died 21 July, 2020. He was 92.

He served as Vice Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, & was Inspector of Public Inquiries, 1983-98. MC [1957], OBE [1970], CB [1983].

He was born 28 June, 1928, a scion of the Napier baronets, son of Charles Macnaughton Napier [1896-1967], by his wife the former Dorothy Constance Hall-Dempster [died 1960].

He was a grandson of Lieutenant-Col Sir William Napier, 3rd Baronet [1867-1915], who was killed in action at Gallipoli.

He married 25 July, 1959, Jennifer Dawn Wilson, daughter of Basil Brees Wilson, by whom he had issue, a son, Philip, and two daughters, Joanna and Sally.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Henniker/Couldrey engagement

_. The engagement was announced 27 July, 2020, between James Christopher Major Henniker [born 1986], scion of the Barons Henniker, younger son of Christopher Anthony Major Henniker [born 20 Oct, 1952], of Chiswick, London, by his wife the former Bernadette Ball, & Annabel Mary Couldrey [born 30 June, 1986], daughter of Robert C. Couldrey, of Clapham, London, by his wife the former Helen Mary Karin Esmonde [born 29 July, 1950], scion of the Esmonde baronets.

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Engagement of Prince Frederick von Preussen and Mathilda Johnson

_. The engagement was announced 27 July, 2020, between Prince Frederick Nicholas Stormont [Fritzi] von Preussen [born London 11 June, 1990], son of Prince Frederick Nicholas von Preussen [born London, 3 May, 1946], by his wife Victoria, Princess von Preussen [nee the Hon Victoria Lucinda Mancroft, born 7 March, 1952], & Mathilda Noel Johnson [born 1989], elder daughter of Mr Rupert C.F. Johnson, by his wife the former Simonetta D.F. Barber.

Prince Frederick is a great-great grandson of Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany [1859-1941], and a great-great-great-great grandson of HM Queen Victoria [1819-1901]. Frederick is a grandson maternally of the 2nd Baron Mancroft [1914-87].

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Francesca Rosalie Courtauld Weil [born 2020]

_. Sarah Lucy Weil (nee Courtauld, born 1981), scion of the Courtauld landed family, & wife of Jonathan Francis Weil (born 1981), gave birth to a daughter, Francesca Rosalie Courtauld, 29 April, 2020, a sister for Matilda Sitelle Courtauld, who was born 25 March, 2018.

Sarah Weil is a daughter of the late Rev (Augustine) Christopher Courtauld [1934-2014], sometime head of that gentry family formerly of Gosfield, by his wife the former Elizabeth Ann Molland (b 1940).

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Meade/Hunt engagement

_. The engagement was announced 25 July, 2020, between Thomas Edward Meade [born 1988], son of James John [Jimmy] Meade [born 1952], by his late wife the former Annabel Jane Dent [1954-2002], and Matilda Susan F. Hunt [born 1989], daughter of Nigel W. Hunt by his wife the former Gwyneth C.T. Bartlett.

Thomas Meade is a great-grandson of the 2nd Baron Pender, CBE [1907-1965]. His grandfather Sir Robin John Dent, KCVO [1929-1999], married the Hon Ann Camilla Denison-Pender [born 1931].


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Hamish Sebastian Turner Packe [born 2020]

_. Annabel K. Packe [nee Kirkland], wife of Frederick Christopher William [Freddie] Packe [born 1987], scion of the Packe-Drury-Lowe landed gentry family, of Prestwold Hall, gave birth to a son, Hamish Sebastian Turner, 19 July, 2020.

Annabel is a daughter of Michael Kirkland, of Franschhoek, South Africa.

Freddie Packe is a son of Andrew James Packe [born 11 January, 1951], by his wife the former Aloÿse Anne Blackie, and is a direct descendant of Sir Christopher Packe, Lord Mayor of London, 1654-55.

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Dadone/Fricker marriage

_. The marriage took place, 11 July 2020 at the Church of San Giovanni Battista, Vignolo, Italy, between Federico G. D. Dadone, of Vignolo, Italy, and Hermione Josephine Fricker [born 1984], daughter of the late Peter Frederick Shapland Fricker [born 1951], by his wife the former Victoria A. Politzer.

Hermione Fricker is a descendant of the Coote baronets, a great-great-great granddaughter of Rev Sir Algernon Coote, 11th Baronet [1817-1899].

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Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland, DBE 1916-2020

_. Dame Olivia de Havilland, DBE, the great film star, last survivor from the epic movie 'Gone With the Wind', died in Paris, 25 July, 2020, aged 104. She was a scion of the de Havilland landed gentry family, and a distant kinswoman of the Countess of Wessex.

In a glittering career that spanned the years 1935-1988 Olivia de Havilland made 49 films.

She was born 1 July, 1916, at Tokyo, the elder daughter of Walter Augustus de Havilland [1872-1968], then a patent attorney in Japan, by his 1st wife the former Lilian Augusta Ruse [1886-1975], daughter of Joseph Alfred Ruse, of Reading, Berkshire. Her younger sister, Joan [1917-2013], was the actress Joan Fontaine.

The de Havillands were a Guernsey family, the name deriving from the fiefs of Haverland, in Normandy, where they were Lords in AD 1050.

Olivia's father was a son of the Rev Charles Richard de Havilland [1823-1901], Vicar of Cobo, Guernsey, and garrison chaplain there, by his second wife the former Hon Margaret Letitia Molesworth [died 1910], daughter of Capt John Molesworth, RN, and sister of the 8th Viscount Molesworth [1829-1906]. Another Molesworth descendant is Sophie Rhys Jones, wife since 1999, of HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar, KG.

Olivia de Havilland was a fifth cousin twice removed of the Countess of Wessex.

Olivia de Havilland married firstly, 26 Aug, 1946 [div 1953], Marcus Aurelius Goodrich [1897-1991], screenwriter and novelist, son of Briggs Goodrich, of San Antonio, Texas; she married 2ndly, 2 Apr, 1955 [div 1979], Pierre Paul Galante [died 1998], son of Antoine Galante, of Nice, France.

She leaves a son, Benjamin Briggs Goodrich, from the first marriage, who was born 29 Sept, 1949, and a daughter, Gisele Baptistine Galante, born 18 July, 1956, from her second marriage.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Brita Yvonne Elmes 1924 - 2020

_. Brita Yvonne Elmes [nee Cederström], who died 23 July, 2020, aged 95, was the daughter of a Swedish Baron and mother of Lord Politimore.

She was born Baroness Brita Yvonne Cederström, 30 Dec, 1924, a daughter of Baron (Rudolf) Cederström [died 1947], of Stockholm, Sweden, by his wife the former Hon Hermione Frances Caroline Fellowes [1886-1972], 3rd daughter of the 2nd Baron De Ramsey [1848-1925], by his wife the Lady Rosamond Jane Frances Spencer-Churchill [d 1920], daughter of the 7th Duke of Marlborough [1822-83], and was a cousin of Sir Winston Churchill, &c.

She married firstly, 25 Oct, 1947, the Hon Anthony Gerard Hugh Bampfylde [1920-69], son and heir of the 6th Baron Poltimore [1888-1978], by his wife the former Margaret Mary Ducarel de la Pasture [1884-1981]. By her first husband, who died 2 January, 1969, aged 49, she had a son and two daughters. She married secondly, 9 Oct, 1975 [Albert Norman] Guy Elmes, who died in 1998.

She is survived by her son, Mark, the 7th Baron Poltimore, who was born 8 June, 1957, and by a daughter, the Hon Christine Margaret Hermione Plummer, who was born in 1948. Another daughter, Fiona, died aged 6 in 1965.

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Dawson/van Oss engagement

_. The engagement was announced 25 July, 2020, between George H. Dawson, son of Mr Geoffrey Dawson, of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, and Mrs Carol Dawson, of Beamsley, North Yorkshire, & Francesca Camilla Van Oss [born 1989], middle daughter of Mark Peter Anthony van Oss [born 10 Apr, 1959], of Rodmarton, Gloucestershire, by his late wife the former Caroline Elizabeth Scoggins [d 30 March, 2018].

Francesca van Oss is a granddaughter of Peter Humphrey Alexander van Oss [1936-2020] by his wife the former Susan Antonia Bazley [born 5 May, 1937], scion of the Bazley baronets. Francesca is descended from the Earls Waldegrave, and from King James II.

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Hon Florence Harriet Hives [born 2020]

_. The Lady Hives, wife of Lord Hives, Matthew Peter Hives, the 3rd Baron, gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Florence Harriet Hives, at Jersey, Channel Islands, 13 July, 2020.

Matthew Peter Hives was born 25 May, 1971, son of the Hon Peter Anthony Hives [1921-74], by his wife the former Dinah Wilson-North, and is a grandson of the 1st Baron Hives, CH, MBE [1886-1965].

Matthew Hives succeeded his uncle, 8 Oct, 1997, as 3rd Baron Hives. He married in 2017, Dr Davina Meredith, youngest daughter of Mr David Meredith, of Shinrone, Co Offaly and Mrs Sandra Meredith, of Birr, Co Offaly.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

[John] Stuart Wheeler 1935-2020

_. [John] Stuart Wheeler, wo died 23 July, 2020, aged 85, was the millionaire founder of IG Index, and a record breaking Conservative party donor. With his great wealth he bought Chilham Castle, Kent.

He was born 30 January, 1935, the adopted son of Capt Alexander Hamilton [Alec] Wheeler, MC [1880-1942], and Betty Lydia Gibbons [1906-1990], daughter of Sir Alexander Doran Gibbons, 7th Baronet [1873-1956]; married 1979, Teresa [Tessa] Anne Codrington [1944-2016], scion of the Codrington baronets, by whom he had three daughters, [1] Sarah Rose [born 1980], [2] Jacquetta Lydia [born 1981], wife of James Allsopp, scion of the Barons Hindlip;  [3] Charlotte Mary [born 1985].

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Sir David Rowe-Ham, GBE 1935-2020

_. Sir David Rowe-Ham, GBE, who died 21 July, 2020, aged 84, was Lord Mayor of London, 1986-87; chartered accountant, Consultant to Touche Ross, & Co, 1984-93. Cr GBE, 1986.

David Kenneth Rowe-Ham was born 19 Dec, 1935, son of Kenneth Henry Rowe-Ham by his wife Muriel Phyllis; he married Mrs Sandra Celia Glover [nee Nicholls], by whom he had three sons.

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Alexander Basil Sylvester Sichel [born 2020]

_. Leonora Katherine Ziana Sichel [born 1988, nee de Ferranti], wife of Charles Julius Sylvester Sichel [born 1981], gave birth to a son, Alexander Basil Sylvester, in London, 18 July, 2020.

Charles Sichel is a son of John Henry Sylvester Sichel [born 1947], of Oxford and the Isle of Wight, by his wife the former Diana E.J. [Dee] Ferguson [born 1950].

Leonora is a daughter of Adrian Ziani de Ferranti [born 1956], of Ellisfield, Hampshire, by his wife the former Christian L. Roome [born 1957], and a granddaughter of Basil Reginald Vincent Ziani de Ferranti [1930-1988], by his wife the former Susan Sarah Gore [born 1935].

Leonora's grandmother, Susan Gore, descends from the Earls of Eglinton & Winton.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Clementi/Stein marriage

_. The marriage took place 18 July, 2020, at Shrewsbury Cathedral, of Tom C. Clementi, son of Sir David Cecil Clementi [born 1949], of Wimbledon, London, and Lady Clementi, & Alice M. Stein, daughter of Mr & Mrs Nigel Stein, of Waters Upton, Shropshire.

Tom Clementi's paternal grandfather, Air Vice Marshal Cresswell Montagu Clementi, CB, CBE [died 1981], married in 1940, Susan Pelham [born 1918], scion of the Earls of Chichester.

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James Kenneth Torquhil Munro 1941-2020

 _. James Kenneth Torquhil Munro, who died 19 July, 2020, aged 79, was a scion of the Munro baronets, of Lindertis.

He was born 7 January, 1941, a son of Sir Thomas Torquhil Alphonso Munro of Lindertis, 5th Baronet [1901-1985], by his second wife the former Averil Moira Katharine Hunter [1908-1982]; married 1970 [div 1982], Camilla Ann, dau of Cdr J. Nigel Ball, DSC, RN, by whom he had three daughters.

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Hon Kevin John Toussaint Pakenham 1947-2020

-. The Hon Kevin John Toussaint Pakenham, who died 19 July, 2020, aged 72, was a scion of the Earls of Longford.

He was born 1 November, 1947, the fourth son and eighth child of the 7th Earl of Longford, KG [1905-2001], by his wife the former Elizabeth Harman [the writer, biographer Elizabeth Longford, who died in 2002].

Kevin Pakenham was an economist, banker and fund manager; Managing Director of John Govett; co founder of Pakenham Partners in 2011; had a long career in banking and asset management held senior management positions in the global asset management industry in London over many years.

Prior to starting Pakenham Partners, Kevin worked for Putnam Lovell from 2000, a division of Jefferies since 2007. He was CEO of John Govett & Co from 1988 to 2000 and CEO of AIB Asset Management from 1996 to 2000. Amongst his former positions, he was the Managing Director of F&C Management, Group Economist at American Express Bank, Director at Ivory & Sime and Senior Economist at Rothschild Intercontinental Bank. He has served on a wide variety of investment boards in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific, both corporate and pro bono. He holds an MA and a BPhil from Oxford University.

He married firstly, 1972 [div 1984] Ruth Lesley Jackson [later Mrs Guy East]; married secondly, Mrs Claire Chatel [nee Hoare] [the novelist Clare Harkness], and leaves a son and a daughter from his first marriage, and two sons and a daughter from his second marriage.

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Jane Elizabeth Vereker 1935-2020

_. Jane Elizabeth Vereker [nee Gairdner] died 18 July, 2020. She was 84.

She was born in 1935, daughter of Alan Campbell Gairdner, FRCS; married 24 Apr, 1964, David William Leslie Medlicott Vereker [born 19 Oct, 1930], a great-great-grandson of the 3rd Viscount Gort [1790-1865]. She is survived by her husband and had issue by him, sons William and Henry.

The funeral takes place at St Bartholemew's, Burwash, 4 Aug, 2020.

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Radford/Gatehouse engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 July, 2020, between Hugo Nicholas Radford [born 1989], son of Nicholas P. Radford, of Wensley, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Rosalind F. Hawkey, & Sophie Charlotte Gatehouse [born 1989], elder daughter of Michael Gatehouse, of Newbury, Berkshire, by his wife the former Davina Jane Wiggin [born 8 January, 1962], scion of the Wiggin baronets, daughter of George David Henry Wiggin [1934-90], by his wife the former Jennifer Akers-Douglas [born 30 Oct, 1938], scion of the Viscounts Chilston, &c.

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Hay/Forster engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 July, 2020, between Angus D.G. Hay [born 1991], scion of the Marquesses of Tweeddale, eldest son of Lord Andrew Arthur George Hay [born 24 Oct, 1959], of Broadwell, Gloucestershire, by his former wife Rosanna Meryl, Lady Andrew Hay [nee Booth, born 14 Nov, 1961], of Ramsbury, Wiltshire, & Brittany C. Forster, daughter of Mr & Mrs Gavan Forster, of Perth, Australia.

Angus Hay is a grandson paternally of the 12th Marquess of Tweeddale [1921-79], and a grandson maternally of John Brabazon Booth [b 8 Feb, 1924], by his wife the former Meryl Susanna Guinness [born 7 Jan, 1933], scion of the 'beerage' dynasty of that name.

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Edward James Seymour [born 2020]

 _. Rebecca Claire [Beccy] Seymour [nee Banting, born 1986], wife of James Richard Edward [Jamie] Seymour [born 1985], scion of the Marquesses of Hertford [descended from the 1st Marquess], gave birth to a son, Edward James, 7 July, 2020, in Winchester, a brother for Isabelle Grace, who was born 28 Oct, 2017.

Jamie Seymour is a son of Richard Hubert Seymour [born 17 January, 1947], by his wife the former Amanda Claire Hardie [born 1957].

Beccy Seymour is a daughter of Fergus D.T. Banting, of Alresford, Hampshire, by his wife the former Susan E. Watts.

The infant is a great-grandson of Maj John Edward Seymour [1915-72], by his wife the former Elizabeth Norah Brand [1915-2002], scion of the Viscounts Hampden.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Latest descendant of the Royal House of Windsor

_. Amy Rose Lascelles [born 26 June, 1986], scion of the Earls of Harewood, and partner of Mr Matthew Michael Bolton born 1990], gave birth to a son, Marlow Fox [Lascelles] Bolton, 20 July, 2020.

Amy Lascelles is the second daughter of the Hon [Robert] Jeremy Hugh Lascelles [born 14 February, 1955], by his first wife the former Julie Baylis [born 19 July, 1957], and is a granddaughter of the late 7th Earl of Harewood, KBE [1923-2011], by his first wife the former Maria Donata (Marion) Nanetta Paulina Gustava Erwina Wilhelmina Stein [later Mrs Jeremy Thorpe] [1926-2014].

The infant is a great-great grandson of HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood, CI, GCVO, GBE [1897-1965], and a great-great-great grandson of HM King George V [1865-1936], and HM Queen Mary [1867-1953].

Matt Bolton is a son of Kevin M. Bolton, and his wife the former Patricia A. Best.

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Hon Mrs William Gilbey [died 2020]

_. The Hon Mrs William Gilbey died 18 July, 2020.

She was the wife of the Hon William John Gilbey [born 24 Feb, 1944], scion of the Barons Vaux of Harrowden.

She was the former Caroline Ball, daughter of Alan Ball, and married William Gilbey, 24 April, 1971. Her husband was the second son of Maj. the 10th Baron Vaux of Harrowden [1915-2002].

Mrs Gilbey is survived by her husband and three children, Thomas, Charlotte and James.

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Smith/Brazier engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 July, 2020, between Matthew John Patrick Smith [born 1988], scion of the Smith landed family of Shottesbrooke, son of Bartholemew Evan Eric Smith [born 1955], of Shottesbrooke, Berkshire, by his wife the former Catherine Nicola Blanche Rowan-Hamilton [born 2 Aug, 1957], scion of that landed family, & Dr Alix L.C. Brazier, daughter of John and Véronique Brazier, of Wimbledon, London.

Matthew Smith is a grandson of Sir John Lindsay Eric Smith, CBE [1923-2007], by his wife the former Christian Margaret Carnegy [born 1927], scion of the Earls of Northesk.

Matthew is a great-nephew of Fortune, Duchess of Grafton, GCVO [born 1920].

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Heir to the Hanmer baronetcy

_. Harriet Hanmer [nee Matthews], wife of Thomas Wyndham William Hanmer [born 10 May, 1989], scion of the Hanmer baronets, gave birth to a son, Griffin Wyndham Roger, 7 July, 2020.

Thomas Hanmer is the son and heir of Sir Wyndham Richard Guy Hanmer, 9th Baronet [born 27 Nov, 1955], of Flintshire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Taylor.

Harriet Hanmer is the only daughter of Mr & Mrs Roger Matthews, of Fradswell, Staffordshire.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Charles Lawrence Wade 1937-2020

_. Charles Lawrence Wade, died 18 July, 2020, aged 83. He was a son of John Charles Wade, MC [1912-1982], by his wife the former Suzanne Slocock [b 20 Oct, 1913- died 2011], daughter of Harold Lawrence Slocock [1880-1968], by his wife the former Lilly Louis Samuel [1888-1962], daughter of Louis Samuel [1861-1887], son of Sir Saul Samuel, 1st Baronet [1820-1900]. He married 1966, Elizabeth I Paterson, daughter of Lt-Col T.W.F. Paterson, by whom he had two daughters, Lucinda and Sophie.

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Commander Peter Bing, RN, OBE [1927-2020]

-. Commander Peter Bing, RN, OBE, died 17 July, 2020, He was 94.

He was a son of William Leslie Bing [1894-1981], by his wife the former Dorothy Avis Brown [1900-1989]; married 13 November, 1954, the Hon Christian Keith Arbuthnott [born 1 Oct, 1933], daughter of the 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott [1897-1966], by his wife the former Ursula Collingwood [1898-1989], by whom he had three sons, Alan, Rober and Andrew, and a daughter, Sarah.

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Breeze/Stirling engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 July, 2020, between William E. Breeze, eldest son of Mr & Mrs John Breeze, of Wadhurst, East Sussex, and Laura Caroline Stirling [born 5 July, 1979], scion of that landed family, daughter of William Henry Stirling [1926-82], of Winterbourne, co Berkshire, by his wife the late Primrose Butler.

Laura Stirling is a granddaughter of Brigadier James Erskine Stirling [d 1968], by his wife the former Evelyn Alice Beatrix Cavendish [b 1892], scion of the Dukes of Devonshire, and granddaughter maternally of the 9th Duke of Leeds [1828-95].

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Pryor/Trayler Graham engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 18 July, 2020, between James Charles Edward Pryor [born 1979], scion of that landed family, of Weston, fifth son of Stephen Charles Archibald Pryor [born 24 November, 1941], by his wife the former Caroline Mary Louise Vyvyan [born 1942], scion of the Vyvyan baronets, & Skye C. Trayler Graham [born 1983], daughter of Ranald I.M. Graham, by his wife the former Carolyn D. Trayler [born 1948].

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Crichton/Carpenter engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 July, 2020, between Edward William Richard Crichton [born 1989], scion of the Earls of Erne, son of Simon Patrick Crichton [born 1956], of Wiltshire, by his wife the former Fiona Jane Midwood [born 1958], and Dr Alexandra M. Carpenter, daughter of Mr Tim Carpenter, of Surrey, and Mrs Emily Bury, of Devon.

Edward Crichton is descended from the 4th Earl of Erne.

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Obituary: 5th Baron Monkswell 1947-2020

_. Lord Monkswell, the 5th Baron, who died 12 July, 2020, aged 73, was a Labour hereditary peer until he lost his seat in the House of Lords in 1999.

Gerard Collier was born 28 January, 1947, son of William Adrian Larry Collier [1913-1984], by his second wife the former Helen Dunbar. His father succeeded to the barony of Monkswell on the death of his uncle, the 3rd Baron, 14 Jan, 1964, and disclaimed the peerage for life, 7 April, 1964.

Gerard Collier succeeded as 5th Baron on his father's death, 27 July, 1984, and sat as a Labour peer in the upper house until Tony Blair axed the hereditary element in 1999. Lord Monkswell failed on several occasions to be elected to the Lords.

He was educated at Portsmouth Polytechnic [BSc, Mech Eng, 1971]., and Slough Polytechnic [Cert in Works Management, 1972]; Massey Ferguson Manufacturing Co Ltd: Product Quality Engineer, 1972; Service Administration Manager, 1984-89; a Labour Member of Manchester City Council, 1989-94; &c.

He married in 1974, Ann Valerie Collins, who survives him, together with two sons and a daughter. The elder son, the Hon James Adrian Collier, who was born 29 March, 1977, now succeeds as 6th Baron Monkswell.

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Thomas Fermor Godfrey-Faussett 1932-2020

_. Capt Thomas Fermor Godfrey-Faussett, late the London Rifle Brigade, who died 12 July, 2020, aged 87, was a scion of that landed gentry family, formerly of Heppington.

He was born 2 Nov, 1932, the only son of the Rev Peter Godfrey-Faussett, OBE [b. 6 Jan 1902- d], of Tunbridge Wells, by his wife the former Edith Nancy Pringle.

He married 28 July, 1956, Anne Catherine, daughter Charles Walter Simpson, MC, MD, of Seely's Orchard, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, by whom he had issue, three sons, Peter, Hugo and Charles, and a daughter, Fiona.

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Louella Poppy Honora Cadbury [born 2020]

_. Antonia Jane Cadbury [nee Kenning, born 1986], wife of Rupert Justin Egbert Cadbury born 1987], scion of the eponymous chocolate manufacturing landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Louella Poppy Honora, 9 July, 2020.

Rupert is a son of [George] Justin Peter Cadbury [born 1951], of co Oxford, by his wife the former Michelle Pearson-Cooper, and Antonia is a daughter of Stephen J.D. Kenning [born 1954], of Co Oxford, ny his wife the former Janice M.V. Rogers [born 1955].

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Cecilia Zara Katherine Warhurst [born 2020]

_. Tamara Katherine Warhurst [nee Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, born 1987], wife of Henry John Charles Warhurst [born 1984], and scion of the Barons Dunsany, gave birth to a daughter, Cecilia Zara Katherine, 18 May, 2020, a sister for Sienna Shân, who was born 23 Sept, 2017.

Henry Warhurst is a son of John Charles Warhurst [1938-99], by his wife the former Katherine H. Moreton [later Mrs Paul Brandram, second wife of Paul Brandram [1948-2020], grandson of Constantine I, King of the Hellenes].

Tamara is a daughter of Richard Grosvenor [Plunkett-Ernle-Erle] Drax, MP [born 29 Jan, 1958], Conservative MP for South Dorset, by his 1st wife the former Zara Victoria Legge-Bourke [born 1966], scion of the Earls of Dartmouth, daughter of William Nigel Henry Legge-Bourke [1939-2009], by his wife the Hon Dame Elizabeth Shân Josephine Legge-Bourke, DCVO [nee Bailey, born 1943], scion of the Barons Glanusk, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Princess Royal, KG.

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Friday, July 17, 2020

de Zulueta/Hardinge marriage

_. The marriage took place, 17 July, 2020, between Sebastian Philip William de Zulueta [born 1990], descended from the Barons Windlesham, son of Francis Philip Harold de Zulueta [born 10 Feb, 1959], of Wandsworth, London, by his wife the former Pandora Jeffreys, and Annabella Kate Hardinge [born 1992], daughter of Mr Mark T. Hardinge and Mrs Hania Hardinge [nee Gaworzewska], both of Pimlico, London.

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

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Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

_. The marriage took place at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Windsor Great Park, 17 July, 2020, of Mr Edoardo Alessandro M. Mapelli Mozzi [born London 1 November, 1983], son of Count Alessandro [Alex] Mapelli Mozzi [born 1951], by his former wife the former Nicola Diana Burrows [born Feb 1956] [now Mrs Nikki Williams-Ellis, MBE], & HRH Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York [born London, 8 August, 1988], elder daughter of HRH The Prince Andrew, Duke of York [born 19 February, 1960], by his former wife the former Sarah Margaret Ferguson [born 15 October, 1959].

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh joined the Duke of York at the scaled down Covid-secure wedding with around twenty guests.

Today is the anniversary of the proclamation of the Royal House of Windsor in 1917, and the birth of the Duchess of Cornwall in 1947.

Edoardo's maternal grandmother, the former Susan Arnot Heath, married firstly, Robert David Burrows [Edo's grandfather], and married secondly, Lieutenant-Col Greville Wyndham Tufnell, CVO [born 1932], of the Grenadier Guards, who has close associations with the Royal Household.

Count Edoardo Alessandro M Mapelli Mozzi (known as Edo) was born in Westminster, 1st November, 1983, son of Count Alessandro (Alex) Mapelli Mozzi, and his former wife the former Nicola Diana [Nikki] Burrows. He has an elder sister Natalia Alice, born in 1981, wife of Mr Tod Yeomans.

His father, who was born in 1951, is a British Olympian, an Alpine skier, took part in several events at the 1972 Olympic Games.

Edo's grandfather was Count Gian Paolo Mapelli Mozzi (1922-80), Italian aristocrat, who married Gigliola Stoppani. Count Gian Paolo was a son of Count Luigi Mapelli Mozzi (1894-1948), who married Nobile Maria Mercedes Baroli.

Count Luigi was a son of Count Paolo Mapelli Mozzi (1854-1921), who married Enrichetta Tarsis dei Conti di Castel d'Agogna (1866-1941). Count Paolo was the son of Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi (1815-79) who married Nobile Ippolita Giulino dei Conti di Vialba.

The Mapelli Mozzi name came about from the marriage of Count Alessandro's father, Nobile Gerolamo Mapelli (1785-1842) with Angela Mozzi.

Edo's mother married as her second husband Christopher M.H. Shale, a British businessman and Conservative politician, friend of former prime minister David Cameron. Mr Shale died from natural causes at Glastonbury, in June, 2011. Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and their parents the Duke and Duchess of York attended Mr Shale's funeral. Mrs Shale married thirdly, the sculptor David Williams-Ellis, a great nephew of Clough Williams-Ellis, the architect.

Mrs Williams-Ellis was awarded the MBE in David Cameron's resignation honours.

Edo has a half-brother, Albemarle Christopher M.H. Shale, ten years his junior.

The Mapelli Mozzi family have several connections to the British aristocracy. Edo's cousin, Edward Ankarcrona, son of Countess Margaretha Mapelli Mozzi, married in 2006, Lady Lucinda Savile, a daughter of the Earl and Countess of Mexborough.

Although he enjoys the title of "Count" he is a British subject and technically cannot use a foreign title in this country. Foreign styles and titles were confined to those who received a Royal Warrant from King George V in 1932.


It is reported that Edo has a two-year-old son, Christopher Woolf "Wolfie", from a previous relationship.

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Judy Dyble 1949-2020

_. Judy Dyble, folk singer, an original member of Fairport Convention, died from lung cancer, 12 July, 2020, aged 71.

She was born Judith Aileen Dyble, 13 February, 1949, a daughter of Albert Stephen Dyble [1914-78], by his wife the former Jessica Mary [Jessie] Collyer [1912-89]; married 1970, the DJ and music writer Simon Stable, whose real name was Simon Christian Michael de la Bédoyère [1939-94], a descendant of the Thorold baronets, the son of the writer Count Michael de la Bédoyère [1900-73], who edited the Catholic Herald for nearly 30 years. Her husband predeceased her in 1994. She is survived by their daughter, Stephanie Joanna de la Bédoyère [born 1980], and son Daniel Hugh G. de la Bédoyère [born 1977], who leads the Glastonbury morris dance troupe.

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Obituary: The Lord Hutton, PC 1931-2020

_. The Lord Hutton, PC, who died 14 July, 2020, aged 89, was a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, and a Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.

He was born James Brian Edward Hutton, 29 June, 1931, son of James and Mabel Hutton, of Belfast, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Balliol College, Oxford.

Career: Called to the Northern Ireland Bar, 1954; QC, Northern Ireland, 1970; Called to the English Bar, 1972; Junior Counsel to the Attorney General of Northern Ireland, 1969; Bencher, Inner Court of Northern Ireland, 1974; Legal Adviser to the Minister of Home Affairs, Northern Ireland, 1973; Senior Crown Counsel in Northern Ireland, 1973-79; Judge of the High Court of Justice, Northern Ireland, 1979-88; Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, 1988-97; Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1997 -; Hon Bencher, Inner Temple, 1988; Member, Joint Law Enforcement Commission, 1974; Deputy Chairman Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland, 1985-88; Visitor, University of Ulster, 1999; Hon LLD, Queen's University Belfast, 1992, &c.

He was knighted in 1988 and Sworn of the Privy Council in that year. Created a Life Baron, in 1997, as Baron Hutton, of Bresagh in the County of Down.

Lord Hutton married firstly 1975, Mary Gillian Murland, who died in 2000; married secondly, 2001, Rosalind Ann [Lindy], widow of Christopher H. Nickols. He leaves two daughters from his first marriage, Louise and Helen.

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Obituary: Major-General Sir Desmond Rice, KCVO, CBE 1924-2020

_. Major-General Sir Desmond Rice, KCVO, CBE, who died 14 July, 2020, aged 95, was a former Vice-Adjutant General and sometime an Extra Gentleman Usher to the Queen.

Desmond Hind Garrett Rice was born 1 Dec, 1924, son of Arthur Garrett Rice by his wife the former Alice Constance Henman.

Career: Commissioned into The Queen Bay's, 1944; 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards [1958]; First Commanding Officer, The Royal Yeomanry 1967-69;  Colonel GS 4 Division, 1970-73; BGS [MO], Ministry of Defence, 1973-75; Director of Manning, Army 1977-78; Vice-Adjutant General, 1978-79; Colonel, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards, 1980-86; Secretary, Central Chancery of Orders of Knighthood, 1980-89; an Extra Gentleman Usher to HM The Queen, 1989-;  &c.

Appointed OBE [1970], CBE [1976], CVO [1985], and KCVO [1989].

He married in 1954, Denise Ann Ravenscroft, by whom he had one daughter.

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Leslie Francis Hanbury 1926-2020

_. Leslie Francis Hanbury, who died 4 July, 2020, aged 93, was a scion of the Hanbury landed gentry family, of Drumstinchall, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire, formerly of Poles.

He was born 23 September, 1926, the second son of Capt Robert Francis Hanbury [1883-1960], by his wife the former Margaret Lucy Scott, scion of the Scotts of Rotherfield.

He was educated at Eton, and served in the RASC 1945-48 Married 1966, Daphne G. Briggs, by whom he had issue, two daughters,  [1] Anna Lucy Hanbury [born 1973], who married 26 Apr, 2003, Samuel Adrian Aubrey Sykes [born 24 April, 1974], son of Adrian William Guy Sykes, by his wife the former Hon Nicola Mary Caroline Buxton [born 7 July, 1947], daughter of the Baron Buxton of Alsa [1918-2009]; and [2] Lucy Emily Hanbury [born 1976], who married 2005, Timothy J Porritt.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Clowes/Neal engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 July, 2020, between Arthur Henry Beaufoy Clowes [born 1990], son of [Henry] Benjamin Beaufoy Clowes [born 1956], of Preston on Wye, Herefordshire, by his wife the former Emma Louise Martyr [born 1959], & Jemima Mary Neal [born 1991], daughter of Michael Harry Walker Neal [born 1956], of Forest Row, East Sussex, by his wife the former Sophia Mary Palmer [born 1959], daughter of Sir Geoffrey Christopher John Palmer, 12th Baronet [born 1936], by his wife the former Clarissa Mary Villiers-Smith [born 1938].

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Basil Sam Palmer [born 2020]

 _. Alice Charlotte Palmer [nee Brinkley, born 1988], wife of Nicholas John Palmer [born 1987], gave birth to a son, Basil Sam, 10 July, 2020, a brother for Margarita [born 2016], and for Arnold [born 2018].

Nicholas Palmer is a son of John Reginald David Palmer [born 1957], by his wife the former Lady Laura Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound [born 1956], daughter of the 6th Earl of Minto, OBE [1928-2005].

Alice Palmer is a daughter of John R. Brinkley [born 1951], by his wife the former Jennifer M [Jenny] Prest [born 1957].

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Obituary: Lady Vallance of Tummel

_. The Lady Vallance of Tummel, who died 9 July, 2020, aged 75, was the wife of the businessman and Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Vallance of Tummel [born 20 May, 1943].

Dr Elizabeth Mary Vallance was founder and chairman of , me too, since 1999. She was a lecturer in politics at Queen Mary College, later Queen Mary and Westfield College; Senior Lecturer, Reader in Government and Politics, 1968-85; Head, Department of Politics, 1985-88; Visiting Professor, 1990-96; Hon Fellow, 1997; Chairman, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, 1993-1999; Director, HMV Group, 1990-97; Director, Norwich Union plc, 1995-2000;  Director, Charter European Trust plc from 1998; PPP Healthcare Medical Trust, 1999; Chairman, NHS Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards, 2000; Chairman of Governors of James Allen's Girls' School, 1991-94; Chairman, Council of Institute of Education, University of London, 2000; Member of the Advisory Council, Citizenship Foundation, from 1988; FRSA, 1991; Member of the Council of Dulwich Picture Gallery Trust, 1995-2000; Member of the Council, RSA, 1997; Trustee, Royal Anniversary Trust, 1994; JP, Inner London, 1993, &c.

Her publications include: [ed] The State, Society, and self-destruction [1975]; Women in the House [1979]; [with Davies] Women in Europe, [1992]; with Radice and Willis MP: the job of a Backbencher [1988]; with Mahoney, Business Ethics in a New Europe [1992].

Her husband was a former Chairman and Chief Executive of British Telecommunications and Vice-Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

She was born 8 April, 1945 as Elizabeth Mary MacGonnigal, daughter of William Henderson MacGonnigal [1916-2000], of Bearsden, Dunbartonshire, by his wife the former Hon Jean Brown Kirkwood [b 13 May, 1917, d 1991], daughter of the 1st Baron Kirkwood, PC, JP [1872-1955].

She married in 1967, the then Iain David Thomas Vallance, son of Edmund Thomas Vallance [1907-1999], by his wife the former Janet Wright Bell Ross Davidson [1908-1995]. Her husband, who was knighted in 1994, was created a life peer in 2004, as Baron Vallance of Tummel, of Tummel in Perth and Kinross.

She is survived by her husband and two children, Rachel and Edmund.

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Alice Eliza Pamela Milne Home [born 2020]

__. Katherine Elizabeth Jane Milne Home (nee Wright, b 1984), wife of Michael John Milne Home (b 1981), scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Alice Eliza Pamela, 22 June, 2020, a sister for Thomas Patrick, who was born 14 September, 2017.

Michael John (b 1981 reg Kirkcaldy ref 421/688) s of Patrick George A. MILNE HOME, scion of the Scots gentry family HOME-ROBERTSON (formerly Milne Home) of Wedderburn and Paxton, by his 1975 m (reg Huntly ref 317/46) to (Grace) Caroline (b 1951 reg Aberdeen Southern Districk ref 168/2 566) d of J A INGLEBY of Invermarkie, Glass, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

He m c2015 Katherine Elizabeth Jane (b 1984) d of Malcolm Wright and Sylvia Araby Jane (b 1954, d of Nicholas Cole McClintock, CBE (1916-2001), scion of the Irish gentry family of that name and of the Scots Elphinstone family, and Pamela Sylvia Mansel  (b 1926), scion of the Bts of that name).

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Nephew for Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie

_. Amy Louise E. Brooksbank [nee Rodgers, born 1988], wife of Thomas George [Tom] Brooksbank (born 1988), scion of the Brooksbank baronets, gave birth to a son, Wilfred Stamp Ewing Brooksbank, in London, 7 July, 2020.

 Thomas Brooksbank is the younger brother of Mr Jack Brooksbank, husband of HRH Princess Eugenie of York, and was best man at the Royal wedding in October, 2018. He is the son of George Edward Hugh Brooksbank (born 8 February, 1949), of Battersea, London, by his wife the former Nicola Newton [born 1953], a descendant paternally of the Meyrick baronets, and maternally of the Houssemayne du Boulay landed gentry family.

Amy Brooksbank is a daughter of Timothy A.E. Rodgers, of Taunton, Somerset, by his wife the former Susan Shave.

The Brooksbanks are of Yorkshire landed gentry stock who received a baronetcy in 1919. Tom and his brother Jack are descended from a younger son of the 1st baronet, Sir Edward Brooksbank, who was chairman of Barkston Ash Conservative Association for over 40 years.

Sir Nicholas Brooksbank, the 3rd Baronet, 75, of Ryton Grange, near Malton, is married to the Hon Emma Wood, whose grandfather, the 1st Earl of Halifax, KG, was foreign secretary and a Viceroy of India.

Sir Nicholas's son, Charles Brooksbank, gave one of the readings at the wedding of cousin Jack and Princess Eugenie.

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Daughter for Lord and Lady Hay

_. Clementine Camilla C. Hay, styled Lady Hay [born 1989, nee Travis], wife of Harry Thomas William Hay, styled Lord Hay (b 8 Aug, 1984), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Persephone Idina Isabelle, 10 July, 2020.

Lord Hay is the son and heir of the 24th Earl of Erroll (b 22 Apr, 1948), (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1452), Hereditary Lord High Constable of Scotland, of Woodbury Hall, Bedfordshire, by his wife the former Isabelle Jacqueline Laline Astell Hohler, of that landed gentry family.

Clementine Hay is the elder daughter of Professor Simon P.L. Travis, FRCP. of Knights' Spill, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Pamela J. Evans.

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Martha Josephine Mildred Orr-Ewing [born 2020]

_. Emma Clare Orr-Ewing [nee McDowell], wife of Jack Alexander Bodley Orr-Ewing (born 1987), scion of the Orr Ewing baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Martha Josephine Mildred, 10 July, 2020.

Jack is the younger son of the Hon Robert James Orr-Ewing (b 1953), of Holland Park, London, by his wife the former Susannah Scott, daughter of Mark Bodley Scott.

Emma Orr-Ewing is the eldest daughter of Mr Christopher McDowell, of Berkhamsted, and Mrs Janey McDowell, of Henley-on-Thames.

Jack Orr-Ewing is a grandson of the Baron Orr-Ewing, OBE, life peer.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Twins for Royal House of Hanover

_. Princess Alessandra of Hanover [nee de Osma], wife of HRH Prince Christian Heinrich Clemens Paul Frank Peter Welf Ernst-Wilhelm Friedrich Franz of Hanover [born 1 June, 1985], gave birth to twins, a son, Prince Nikolaus and a daughter Princess Sophie, in Madrid, 7 July, 2020.

Prince Christian is the second son of Prince Ernst-August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick [born 26 Feb, 1954], by his first wife the former Chantal Hochuli [born 2 June, 1955].

Prince Christian is a step-son of Princess Caroline of Monaco [born 23 Jan, 1957], his father's second wife.

The royal babies are latest descendants of Queen Victoria:

Queen Victoria [1819-1901]
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Victoria, Princess Royal [1840-1901]
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Wilhelm II, German Emperor [1859-1941]
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Victoria Luise of Prussia [1892-1980]
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Prince Ernst-August of Hanover [1914-87]
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Prince Ernst-August of Hanover [b 1954]
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Prince Christian of Hanover [b 1985]
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Hanover Twins [born 2020]

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Leigh-Pemberton/Fletcher-Vane engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 14 July, 2020, between Arthur Evelyn Leigh-Pemberton [born 1989], scion of that landed gentry family, son of the Hon John David Leigh-Pemberton [born 16 March, 1955], of  Kent, by his wife the former Kathryn Felice Lampard, & the Hon Miranda Mary Fletcher-Vane [born 19 May, 1987], scion of the Barons Inglewood, daughter of the 2nd Baron Inglewood [born 31 July, 1951], of Cumbria, by his wife the former Cressida Pemberton-Pigott, scion of the Pigott landed family.

Arthur Leigh-Pemberton is a grandson paternally of the life peer the Baron Kingsdown, KG [1927-2013], sometime Governor of the Bank of England.

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Leopold Burns: descendant of Queen Victoria [born 2020]

_. May Alexandra Liddell-Grainger [born 9 September, 1992], scion of the Liddell-Grainger landed family, and partner of Christopher Burns, gave birth to a son, Leopold, 9 June, 2020.

May is a daughter of Ian Richard Peregrine Liddell-Grainger [b 23 Feb, 1959], Conservative MP for Bridgwater, by his wife the former Jill Nesbitt [b 9 March, 1956].

The infant is a great-grandson of David Ian Liddell-Grainger [1930-2007], by his 1st wife the former Anne Mary Sibylla Abel Smith [b 28 July, 1932], daughter of Col Sir Henry Abel Smith, KCVO [1900-93], by his wife the former Lady May Helen Emma Cambridge [1906-94], daughter of Maj-Gen The Earl of Athlone [1874-1957], by his wife HRH Princess Alice Mary Augusta Victoria Pauline of Albany [1883-1981], daughter of HRH The Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, KG [1853-84], son of HM Queen Victoria [1819-1901], &c.

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Capt Guy Philip Brocklebank 1954-2020

_. Capt Guy Philip Brocklebank, who died 29 June, 2020, aged 65, was a scion of the Brocklebanks of Childwall Hall.

He was born 24 Aug, 1954, son of Ralph Wilfrid Brocklebank [born 18 July, 1927], head of the landed family, by his wife the former Beryl Seabury, and was a grandson of Cdr Denis Royds Brocklebank [1898-1947], by his wife the former Kathleen Lindsay [1902-1986], scion of the Earls of Balcarres, and a granddaughter of the 6th Earl of Carrick [1851-1909], &c.



Unmarried.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sir David McCowan, 4th Baronet 1934-2020

_. Sir David McCowan, 4th Baronet has died at the age of 86.

Sir David was the founder and original proprietor of both Lomond Castle Hotel and Duck Bay Marina, at Alexandria, Loch Lomond.

David William Cargill McCowan was born 28 February, 1934, second son of Sir David James Cargill McCowan, 2nd Baronet [1897-1965], by his wife the former Muriel Emma Annie Willmott.

He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother, Sir Hew Cargill McCowan [1930-98].

He was married for 55 years to the former Jean McGhee, by whom he had issue, a son, David [born 1975], and a daughter, Caroline [born 1966].

Sir David, who did not prove his succession to the baronetcy, is succeeded by his only son.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, DL 1943-2020

_. Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, DL, late the 13th/18th Royal Lancers, who died 8 July, 2020, aged 76, was a scion of the Earls of Annandale & Hartfell.

His home was Glemham Hall, an Elizabethan stately home set in 300 acres of Suffolk countryside. The property came to him via his maternal family, the Cobbolds. He was a patron and former director of Ipswich Town Football Club.

He was born 27 December, 1943, as Philip Hope Johnstone, son of Major-General William August Ludwig Vernon Alexander Hope Johnstone [1914-93], by his wife the former Pamela Maud Cobbold [1920-1994], scion of that landed family, and a granddaughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.

He married firstly, 7 Dec 1968 [div 1984], Antonia Jay Hutton-Potts [born 9 January, 1948], daughter of Jack Hutton-Potts, of Mentmore, Buckinghamshire; married 2ndly, 21 Dec, 2002, Mrs Raewyn Margaret Hackett-Jones [1947-2016, nee Blanchfield].

He assumed by deed poll the surname of Hope-Cobbold in lieu of his patronymic, 1995. He leaves issue from his first marriage.

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Vereker/Bunkall engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 July, 2020, between Frederick James Herbert Medlicott Vereker [born 1990], scion of the Viscounts Gort, eldest son of Rupert David Peregrine Medlicott Vereker [born 1957], of London, and of the former Philippa Janet Stocks [now Mrs Philippa Vereker, of Lincolnshire, born 1960], & Clementine Sarah Bunkall [born 1989], daughter of Julian David Lawrence Bunkall [born 1951], of Dorset, by his wife the former Kristian V. Bonney.

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Gillian Muriel Elwes 1938-2020

_. Miss Gillian Muriel Elwes, who died 5 July, 2020, in Victoria, Australia, aged 82, was a scion of that landed family and a great-granddaughter of the 7th Duke of Richmond & Gordon.

She was born in 1938, at Aldershot, daughter of Maj. John Hargreaves Elwes, MC [1906-1943], of the Scots, Guards, by his wife the former Isabel Pamela Ivy Beckwith [b 1908], and a granddaughter of Lady Muriel Beatrice Gordon-Lennox [1884-1969], and a great-granddaughter of the 7th Duke of Richmond [1845-1928].

Gillian's brother, Sir Henry Elwes, KCVO [born 1935], was Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire. She was also a sister of Edward Elwes.

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Campbell-Lamerton/Colacicchi engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 July, 2020, between Rory Patrick Chichester Campbell-Lamerton [born 1989], eldest son of Capt Michael Patrick Campbell-Lamerton, of Bishop's Tawton, co Devon, by his wife the former Clare Caroline Maxse [born 3 August, 1960], a descendant of the Barons Berkeley and Barons Leconfield, & Lucy Anne I. Colacicchi [born 1990], younger daughter of William M. Colacicchi [born 1954], of Bringhurst, Leicestershire, by his wife the former Clare Elizabeth Vivienne Clutterbuck [born 1958], scion of that landed gentry family.

The bride-to-be is a younger sister of Cecilia Mary Elizabeth Fitzalan Howard, Countess of Arundel & Surrey [born 1988], wife of the Duke of Norfolk's heir. She is a granddaughter paternally of Count Paul Edward Colacicchi.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Moncreiffe/Campbell engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 July, 2020, between Ossian Peregrine Thomas Gerald Monceiffe of that Ilk, yr, [born 3 February, 1991], elder son of the Hon Peregrine David Euan Malcolm Moncreiffe of that Ilk [born 16 February, 1951], by his wife the former Miranda Mary Fox-Pitt [born 29 December, 1968], scion of that landed gentry family, & Yoyo Campbell, scion of that Scots landed gentry family, daughter of John Campbell of Kilberry [born 1952], by his wife the former Charmian Mary Broome.

Ossian Moncreiffe, of Easter Moncreiffe, Perthshire, is a grandson paternally of Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 11th Baronet, CVO [1919-1985], the genealogist, by his first wife, Diana Denyse Hay, Countess of Erroll [1926-1978], 23rd holder of the peerage in her own right.

Ossian's uncle is the current 24th Earl of Erroll.

Yoyo Campbell is a freelance makeup artist based in London and Edinburgh. She trained at the prestigious Glauca Rossi School of Makeup at which honed her artistry skills and enabled her to work with leading industry professionals. Yoyo specialises in fashion and beauty editorial but is also experienced in runway and brand look books.

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Fraser/Mountain engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 July, 2020, between Charles Torquhil de Montalt Fraser [born 2 Oct, 1960], descended fromm the Viscounts Molesworth, son of the late Maj Michael Quintin Fraser, and Mrs Fraser, of Craigantaggart House, Dunkeld, Perthshire, and Nathalie Frances Mountain [born 6 July, 1970], scion of the Mountain baronets, daughter of Nicholas Brian Edward Mountain [born 15 Feb, 1936], of Lower Lanham, Old Alresford, Hampshire, by his wife the former Penelope Shearme.

Charles Fraser, High Sheriff of West Sussex 2006-07, married firstly, in 1988, as her second husband, the Hon Lucy Pearson [born 11 Apr, 1954], daughter of the 3rd Viscount Cowdray [1910-1995].

Nathalie Mountain is a granddaughter of Sir Brian Mountain, 2nd Baronet [1899-1977].

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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Timothy David Rootes 1925-2020

_. Timothy David Rootes, who died 3 July, 2020, aged 95, was a scion of the Rootes family, head by the Barons Rootes.

He was born 26 May, 1925, son of Sir Reginald Claud Rootes [1896-1977], one of the pioneers of motoring in Britain Chairman of Rootes Motors, by his wife the former Ruth Joyce Bensted. Sir Reginald gained his knighthood for his work in World War II, when the Rootes brothers converted their plants to aircraft production. His brother William become a peer in 1959, as the Baron Rootes. In 1945‐46 Sir Reginald was president of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and, after his brother's death in 1964, he succeeded as chairman of the Rootes Group.

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Serena Mary Cecily Pattinson [born 2020]

_. Natasha Louise Pattinson [née Covernton, born 1973], wife of Nigel John Pattinson [born 1966], gave birth to a daughter, Serena Mary Cecily, 6 July, 2020, a sister for Rose Mary Elizabeth [born 2013], and for Edward John William [who was born 2015].

Nigel is a son of Derek Armstrong Pattinson [1918-1991], by his wife the former Eileen Veronica Harrison [1931-2000], and Natasha is a daughter of Colonel Patrick Covernton, of that landed gentry family, by his wife the former Ulrica Sarah Cave-Browne [born 1946], scion of the Cave-Browne-Cave baronets.

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Brookes/Galbraith engagement

_. The engagement was announced 8 July, 2020, between Aaron Andrew Brookes [born 1980], son of Andrew D. Brookes [born 1950], of Royal Leamington Spa, by his late wife the former Judith Christine Ward [1952-1994], & Selina M. Galbraith [born 1986], scion of the Barons Strathclyde, younger daughter of Brodie Thomas Paget Galbraith [born 1948], of Colerne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Fawziah Mohammad.

Selina Galbraith is a great-granddaughter of the 1st Baron Strathclyde [1891-1985].


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Finley/Everard engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 8 July, 2020, between Thomas Geoffrey [Tom] Finley [born 1989], son of Antony Richard Finley [born 1958], of Fulham, London, by his wife the former Amanda Virginia Watson [born 1956], scion of the Barons Manton, & Rosie L. Everard, daughter of Mr & Mrs Mark Everard, of Little Sampford, co Essex.

Tom Finley is a descendant of the 1st Baron Manton.

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Charles David Aikenhead 1946-2020

_. Charles David Aikenhead, who died 7 July, 2020, at his hotel, The Rorke's Drift Hotel, in South Africa, aged 74, was a scion of the Aikenhead landed family.

He was born in 1946, son of Robert Charles Aikenhead, by his wife the former Mary Rayland Gibb; married 1stly, 1969, Penelope Susan Hall; married 2ndly, 2010, to the Rev. Mary Cantacuzène-Speransky [née Mason], of Peartree Barn, Mount Bures, Suffolk.

He leaves issue, two sons, [1] Nicholas, married to Melissa Elwes [born 1973], scion of that landed gentry family, by whom he has issue and [2] Philip, married to Emma Day, with issue.

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Sunday, July 05, 2020

Anne, Viscountess Norwich 1929-2020

_. Anne, Viscountess Norwich, who died 4 July, 2020, aged 91, was the first wife of John Julius, 2nd Viscount Norwich, CVO [1929-2018].

She was born 5 January, 1929, eldest of the three daughters of the Hon Sir Bede Edmund Hugh Clifford, GCMG, CB, MVO [1890-1969], by his wife the former Alice Devin Gundry.

She married 5 Aug, 1952 [divorced 1985], the then Hon John Julius Cooper [born 15 Sept, 1929], the writer and broadcaster as John Julius Norwich, son and heir of the 1st Viscount Norwich, GCMG, DSO, PC [1890-1954], by his wife the former Lady Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Manners [1892-1986], popularly known as 'Lady Diana Cooper' the great beauty, often photographed by Beaton, &c. Lady Diana, officially a daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland, was actally daughter of Harry Cust.

Her husband succeeded his father, 1 January, 1954, as 2nd Viscount Norwich, and he died 1 June, 2018.

Anne Norwich leaves a son, Jason Charles Duff Bede Cooper, 3rd Viscount Norwich [born 27 Oct, 1959], and a daughter the Hon Artemis Clare Antonia Opportune Cooper, FRSL, writer, who was born 22 Apr, 1953, wife of Sir Antony Beevor, FRSL [born 14 Dec, 1946], the military historian.

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Oscar Louis Alexander Brown [born 2020]

_. Emily Christine Rose Brown [nee Colville, born 1986], wife of Tom W. Brown, and scion of the Barons Clydesmuir, gave birth to a son, Oscar Louis Alexander, 17 June, 2020, a brother for Rory Andrew William, who was born in 2017.

Tom is a son of Colonel David Brown, of Pen Selwood, Somerset. His wife is a daughter of the Hon Andrew John Colville [born 1953], by his wife the former Elaine Genevieve Davy.

The infant is a great-grandson of the 2nd Baron Clydesmuir, KT, CB, MBE, TD [1917-96].

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Alun-Jones/Woods engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 July, 2020, between Thomas William H. Alun-Jones [born 1991], eldest son of Jeremy Alun-Jones [born 1961], of Fishbourne, West Sussex, by his wife the former Deborah Harrison, and Iona Harriet Woods [born 1990], descended from the Walker and Heron-Maxwell baronets, younger daughter of the late Simon Salisbury Woods  [1956-91], by his wife the former Fiona Sarah Bevan [born 1957, now Mrs Christopher Carter, of Chold Okeford, Dorset].

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Gillian Brockbank [nee Findlay] 1930-2020

_. Gillian Brockbank [nee Findlay], who died 26 June, 2020, was a scion of the Findlay baronets.

She was born in 1930, the second daughter of Sir John Edmund Ritchie Findlay, 2nd Baronet [1902-79], by his first wife the former Margaret Jean Graham.

She married 12 Sept, 1953, Capt John Myles [Robin] Brockbank, MC [died 2006], late the 12th Lancers, only son of Colonel John Graham Brockbank, CBE, DSO, scion of that landed gentry family, by whom she had issue.

She leaves issue, [1] Henry John Findlay [born 1954], who married 1984, Serena Macdonald-Buchanan, scion of that landed family and descended from the Barons Woolavington [Ext], [2] Myles Robin [born 1958], [3] Anthony Lionel [born 1960], [5] Harriet Jane [born 1954], wife of Michael McCalmont, of that landed family, &c.


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Saturday, July 04, 2020

Rizzo/Dent engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 July, 2020, between Dominic G. Rizzo, son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Rizzo, of New Jersey, United States, and Iona Katherine Dent [born 1991], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Andrew Congreve Dent, of Oxfordshire, by his wife the Lady Rosanagh Elizabeth Angela Mary Taylour [born 20 January, 1961], daughter of the late 6th Marquis of Headfort [1932-2005], by his wife the Hon Elizabeth Angela Veronica Nall-Cain [1938-2017], daughter of the 2nd Baron Brocket [1904-67]. 

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Micklem/Godwin engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 July, 2020, between Henry James Micklem [born 21 Oct, 1993], yr son of Alexander David Robert Micklem [born 11 March, 1965], of Great Waltham, Essex, by his wife the former Jennifer Jane Healy, & Lauren O. Godwin, yst daughter of Mr & Mrs David Godwin, of Plazac, France.

Henry Micklem is a grandson of David Robert Micklem, who married 14 Apr, 1956, Sarah Caroline Georgiana Milburn [born 11 Apr, 1935], scion of the Milburn baronets, daughter of Archibald William Milburn [1887-1965], by his wife the former Eleanor Lilias Tufnell [1898-1983], scion of that landed gentry family.

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Oscar Francis Geoffrey Byng [born 2020]

_. Claire Byng, wife of Maximilian Rupert Stuart Byng [born 1989], gave birth to a son, Oscar Francis Geoffrey, 26 June, 2020.

Maximilian Byng is a son of Francis John Stuart Byng [b 19 Feb, 1956], by his wife the former Caroline Margaret Stevenson, and is a grandson of Leonard Harold Robert Byng [1920-74], by his wife the former Lady Mary Anne Stuart [born 23 June, 1926], daughter of the 18th Earl of Moray [1892-1943]/

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Thursday, July 02, 2020

[Alexander] David Evelyn Mure 1916-2020

_. [Alexander] David Evelyn Mure, who died 1 July, 2020, aged 103, was a scion of the landed family of Mure of Caldwell.

He was born 27 Dec, 1916, the only son of James George Dawson Mure [1883-1966], a descendant of the Earls of Portarlington, by his wife the former Muriel Decima Hone, CVO [died 29 January, 1965], Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.

He married 8 May, 1968, Bridget Alice [1931-2016], widow of Maj Peter Amyand Brenton Wickham [died 1967], late the Royal Horse Artillery, and daughter of Sir William Philip Colfox, 1st Baronet [1888-1966] by his wife the former Mary Frances Symes-Bullen [d 1973].

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Rendall/Barrow engagement

_. The engagement was announced 2 July, 2020, between Maximilian Vereker Rendall [born 1990], eldest son of Mr John Rendall, of Chelsea, by his wife the former Melanie S. Palmer, & Tallulah Lucy C. Barrow [born 1989], yst daughter of Mr James J. Barrow, of West Woodhay, Berkshire, by his wife the former Lucinda Anne [Lucy] Macfarlane, now of Notting Hill.

Tallulah [or Tallula?]'s mother, Lucy Macfarlane married James Barrow in 1979. The marriage ended in divorce. She married secondly, in 2008 [div 2018], as his third wife Robin Charles Smith-Ryland [born 19 Oct, 1953], scion of that landed family, and nephew of the 3rd Baron Cranworth [born 24 May, 1940].

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John David Vaughan Seth-Smith 1946-2020

_. John David Vaughan Seth-Smith, who died 1 July, 2020, aged 73, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born 7 Oct, 1946, son of Lt.-Cdr. David Keith Seth-Smith, RN.

He Married firstly, 8 June, 1968 [div. 1977], the Lady Jane Annabelle Howard [born 28 Feb, 1947], daughter of the 12th Earl of Carlisle [1923-94], of Naworth Castle, Brampton, Cumbria, by his wife the former Hon Ela Hilda Aline Beaumont [1925-2002].

He married secondly, in 1978 [Div ?], the Hon Moana Elizabeth Jean McGowan [born 30 May, 1948], daughter of the 2nd Baron McGowan [1906-86], by his wife the former Bessie Carmen Cory [1914-96].

Mr Seth-Smith leaves a daughter from his first marriage, Gemma Bridget Annabel Seth-Smith [born 1972], and two sons from his second marriage, Edward [born 1979], and William [born 1985].

He leaves a partner, Bernadette.

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Jonathan Sieff 1933-2020

_. Jonathan Sieff, who died 1 July, 2020, aged 86, was a descendant of Michael Marks [co-founder of Marks & Spencer].

Sieff was a motor racing driver, 1959 and 1960, World Sportscar Championship Team Lotus Engineering,  [1960 Le Mans 24 hrs], amd sometime owner of Cooper Cars, &c.

He was born 21 Dec, 1933, son of the Hon Michael David Sieff, CBE [1911-87], by his 1st wife the former Daphne Madge Kerin Michael [later wife of Sir Michael Hadow, KCMG], and was a grandson of Israel Moses Sieff, the life peer as Baron Sieff [1889-1972], by his wife the former Rebecca Doro Marks [died 1966], daughter of Michael Marks [1863-1907].

Jonathan Sieff married three times, firstly, 26 May, 1959 [div 1966], Nicole Moschietto; married 2ndly, 6 Apr, 1966 [div 19---], Angela Pringle, daughter of Brig. Douglas Pringle; married 3rdly, 1986, Candy Seymour-Smith, who survives him.

His first wife, Nicole, following her divorce, was a lover of Prince William of Gloucester, a cousin of the Queen, who was killed in a flying accident in 1972.

Jonathan Sieff leaves 2 sons from his first marriage, Mark [born 1959], and Patrick [born 1963], and a daughter from his second marriage, Rebecca Verassana Sieff [born 1967], who married 9 June, 2001, the Hon Simon Bartholemew Geoffrey Howard [b 26 Jan, 1956], of Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, third son of the Baron Howard of Henderskelfe [1920-84], by his wife the former Lady Cecilia Blanche Genevieve FitzRoy [1922-74], scion of the Dukes of Grafton.

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The Marquis of Headfort to marry Victoria Chapman

_. The engagement was announced 2 July, 2020, between [Thomas Michael Ronald] Christopher [Christo] Taylour, 7th Marquis of Headfort [born 10 February, 1959], of Swinbrook, Oxfordshire, son of the late 6th Marquis of Headfort [1932-2005], by his first wife the Hon Elizabeth Angela Veronica Rose Nall-Cain [1938-2017], daughter of the 2nd Baron Brocket [1904-67], & Ms Victoria Chapman, of Chelsea. The marriage will take place in the summer.

The Marquis succeeded his father, 21 Oct, 2005, as 7th Marquis [cr Peerage of Ireland, 1800], Earl of Bective [Peerage of Ireland], Viscount and Baron Headfort [both in the Peerage of Ireland], Baron Kenlis [in the Peerage of the UK], and a  Baronet.

It will be the Marquis of Headfort's second marriage. He married firstly 17 Oct, 1987, Susan Jane Vandervell, who died 6 July, 2008.

The Marquis is the father of two sons and two daughters from his first marriage.

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George Alfie Maguire [born 2020]

_. Isabella Maguire [nee Blackett, born 1986], wife of Daniel Maguire, and scion of the Blackett baronets, gave birth to a son, George Alfie, 1 July, 2020.

Daniel is a son of Mr & Mrs Stephen Maguire, of Inverleith, Edinburgh. Isabella is the middle daughter of Sir Hugh Francis Blackett, 12th Baronet [born 11 Feb, 1955], of Halton Castle, Corbridge, Northumberland, by his wife the former Anna M. Coldwell.

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Albert Miles Montgomery [born 2020]

_. Katharine Westenra [Kate] Montgomery [nee Miles, born 1985], wife of Lawrence M. Montgomery, gave birth to a son, Albert Miles, 23 June, 2020.

Lawrence is a son of Mr Gordon Montgomery, of Bristol, and Mrs Michelle Montgomery, of Notgrove, Gloucestershire.

Kate Montgomery is descended from the Barons Rossmore, daughter of Richard Christopher Miles [born 1955], of Jersey, Channel Islands, by his wife the former Sarah Dawson.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Flora Elizabeth Murray Higgins [born 2020]

 _. Jessica Elizabeth R. Higgins [nee Lace, born 1983], wife of James Patrick Higgins [born 1991], gave birth to a daughter, Flora Elizabeth Murray, 8 June, 2020, a sister for Edward David Richard, who was born 2 Aug, 2018.

James Higgins is son of Andrew Richard Higgins [born 1954], descended from the Wodehouse baronets [now Earls of Kimberley].

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James Hillary Aarvold 1946-2020

 __. James Hillary Aarvold, who died 24 June, 2020, aged 74, was descended from the Hill baronets [UK, cr 1917]. He was born in 1946, son of Sir Carl Douglas Aarvold, JP, OBE, TD, DL [1907-1991], judge, sometime Recorder of London, by his wife the former Noeline Etrenne Hill [1909-2005], scion of the Hill baronets. He married 1976, Dr Jillian Stanley Jones, by whom he had issue, three children, Alexander, Pippin and Tom.

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Carr/Spooner engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1 July, 2020, betweem Alexander J. Carr, youngest son of Mr David Carr, of Scoulton, Norfolk, and Mrs Shirley Carr, of Norwich, & Elizabeth Sackville Spooner [born 1990], daughter of Richard Hamilton Spooner [born 1952], of Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Susan Elizabeth Ann Rowntree.

Elizabeth Spooner is a direct descendant of the 1st Viscount Boyne.

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Roger Dossey Bramley 1946-2020

_. Roger Dossey Bramley, stockbroker, bon viveur, and territorial army stalwart, died 3 June, 2020, aged 74.

In the early 1980s, his was one of the best known faces in the country. But he was entirely unmoved by his fame – inadvertently achieved because a photo of him appeared on the cover of the Sloane Ranger Handbook, alongside that of the Princess of Wales. The book, anatomising the ‘Sloane’ upper middle classes, became a bestseller.

He was born 25 February, 1946, son of Richard Bramley, by his wife the former Joyce Dempster; and married 1988, Celestine Victoria Bridgeman [born 5 March, 1966], scion of the Earls of Bradford, descended from the 2nd Earl, daughter of Richard Lynedoch Orlando Bridgeman [1931-1982], by his wife the former Romayne Georgette Ord Capper [died 1985], by whom he had issue, a son, Edward Orlando, born 28 July, 1995, and a daughter, Cressida Romayne, born 1994.

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Marlowe Paris Guinness [born 2020]

_. Hannah Rose Guinness [nee Weiland, born 1990], wife of Arthur Paris Guinness [born 1991], scion of the Barons Moyne, has given birth to a son, Marlowe Paris.

Arthur, who runs a Wiltshire cheese farm, is a son of the Hon Erskine Stuart Richard Guinness [born 1953], of Fosbury, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Louise Mary Elizabeth Dillon-Malone, and is a grandson of the 2nd Baron Moyne.

Hannah Guinness is a fashion designer, who founded Kate Moss’s favourite faux fur label, Shrimps.
She is a daughter of film director, Paul Weiland, OBE [born 1953], of Bradford on Avon, by his wife, the former Caroline Ames.

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Colonel Patrick Thomas Salvin Bowlby 1931-2020

 _. Colonel Patrick Thomas Salvin Bowlby, who died 27 June, 2020, aged 88, was head of the landed gentry family of Culverthorpe Hall.

He was born 31 August, 1931, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Edward Salvin Bowlby, MC [1904-1983], by his first wife the former Joan Catherine Trotter [1903-58], scion of that landed gentry family, of Mortonhall.

He married 23 September, 1961, Sara Norina Marie Stewart-Clark [born 25 Apr, 1932], daughter of Sir Stewart Stewart-Clark, 2nd Baronet [1904-71], by his wife the former Jane Pamela Clarke [1903-1993], and by her had two sons, Anthony and Michael, and a daughter, Karina-Jane. The elder son, Anthony Adrian Francis Salvin Bowlby, born 18 July, 1962, succeeds as head of the family.

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Margaret Christina Campbell-Preston [nee Graham] 1919-2020

_. Margaret Christina Campbell-Preston, who died 26 June, 2020, aged 100, was a scion of the Dukes of Montrose.

She was born 3 July, 1919, as Margaret Christina Graham, daughter of Capt Lord Alastair Mungo Graham, RN [1886-1976], by his fist wife the former Lady Meriel Elizabeth Bathurst [died 1936], daughter of the 7th Earl Bathurst [1864-1943].

Margaret was a granddaughter paternally of the 5th Duke of Montrose, KT [1852-1925].

She married 18 June, 1960, Thomas Colin Ernest Campbell-Preston, MC, TD [1918-99], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Col Robert William Pigott Clarke Campbell-Preston, by his wife the former Mary Augusta Margaret Nicol Thorne.

Mrs Campbell-Preston leaves an adopted son, Patrick [born 1964].

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William [Billy] Bailey [born 2020]

_. Rachel Ann Bailey [née Hambro, born 1983], wife of Charles Bailey, and scion of the Hambro landed family, gave birth to a third son, William [Billy], 25 June, 2020, a brother for Edmund and Caspar.

Rachel Bailey is a daughter of James Daryl Hambro [born 1943], by his wife the former Diana M. Cherry.

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Hugo Cordle to wed Maddie Chesterton

_. The engagement was announced 1 July, 2020, between Hugo Andrew Cordle [born March, 1995], middle son of Rupert Alister Peter John Cordle [born 14 May, 1959], of London, by his wife the former Camilla Ann Wigram [born 3 Dec, 1966] [Mrs Camilla Cordle, of Newbury, Berkshire], and Madelaine Emily Chesterton [born 1986], eldest daughter of Christopher Chesterton, of South Newington, Oxfordshire, by his wife, the former Lita Calder.

Hugo Cordle is descended from the Barons Bethell. His grandfather, the late John Howard Cordle [1912-2004], sometime MP for Bournemouth East and Christchurch, married Venetia Maynard, descended from the Viscounts Powerscourt.

Hugo's aunt, the former Marina Cordle [born 6 May, 1960], is Viscountess Cowdray, wife of the 4th Viscount [born 17 June, 1944].

Maddie Chesterton, is owner and founder of luxury fashion and lifestyle boutique, Baar & Bass.

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Thomas William Villiers Fernández [born 2020]

_. Raquel Villiers Fernández [née Fernández Porras], wife of Capt Richard Henry Villiers [born 1980], scion of the Earls of Clarendon, gave birth to a son, Thomas William, at San José, Costa Rica, 28 June, 2020, a brother for Sofía Alexa, who was born 3 Apr, 2017.

Richard Villiers is a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Timothy Charles Villiers [born 1943], by his wife the former Maureen McCahearty [born c 1943].

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