_. 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.