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Monday, August 31, 2020

David Alexander Carroll Reid Scott 1947-2020

 _. David Alexander Carroll Reid Scott died 11 July, 2020, aged 73.

He was born 5 June, 1947, in Dublin. Education: Bachelor in Modern History, University of Oxford, l969; Master of Arts, University of Oxford, 1970.

Career: 1st vice president White Weld & Company, 1969-1978. Senior advisor to Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, Merrill Lynch & Company Inc., 1978-1984. Managing director Phoenix Securities Ltd., London, 1984-1997. Vice chairman Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette International, 1997-2000, CSFB, 2000-2001. Chairman Hawkpoint Ltd., London, since 2001.

He married firstly, 22 April, 1972, Anne Clouët des Pesruches [died February, 1988], married 2ndly, 25 September, 1997, Mrs Clare M McMullen [nee Straker], former wife of Fergus McMullen, who survives him together with three daughters from his first marriage, Iona, Camilla and Serena, and a son, Nicholas, from his second marriage.

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Jane Margaret Beaumont 1964-2020

 _. Jane Margaret Beaumont died 18 August, 2020, aged 56. She was born in 1964, a daughter of Colin Weedon, by his wife the former Shirley A. Sherwin, and married in 1988, Andrew John Blackett Beaumont [born 27 March, 1956], scion of the Viscounts Allendale, son of John Ralph Beaumont [1927-92], by his wife the former Audrey Lilian Christine Hickling, by whom she had issue, a son, Henry George Canning Beaumont [born 1993], and a daughter, Lucinda Eleanor Christine Beaumont [born 1991].

Mrs Beaumont was later the partner of Mr Thomas Crawford.

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Chambers/Gibbs marriage

 _. The marriage took place at St Matthew's Church, Midgham, 25 July, 2020, between Nicholas Timothy G. Chambers [born 1989], elder son of Robert G. Chambers, of Reed, Hertfordshire, by his wife the former [Christine] Belinda Johnson, & Fleur Elizabeth Gibbs [born 1990], daughter of Alan Francis Gibbs [born 1953], of Midgham Park, Berkshire, scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon, by his wife the former Francine Nicola Preston [born 1956].

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McCorquodale/Russell engagement

 _, The engagement was announced 29 August, 2020, between Malcolm George McCorquodale [born 1989], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Hamish Norman McCorquodale [born 6 Feb, 1945], of Hethe, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Mary Anne Cookson [born 1952], scion of the Cookson landed gentry family, and Flora E.Q. Russell, daughter of Brigadier and Mrs Bruce Russell, of Stobo, Peebleshire.

Malcolm McCorquodale descends from the Barons Luke on his paternal side, and via that family the Barons St John of Bletso. Prominent McCorquodale kin include Mary Pamela McCorquodale [born 31 May, 1932], wife of the 17th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, a cousin of HM The Queen, and Neil Edmund McCorquodale [born 1951], husband of Lady Sarah Spencer, sister of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Lupi/Maclarlane engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 29 August, 2020, between Edoardo W.K. Lupi,  son of Mr Riccardo Lupi, of La Spezia, Italy, and Ms Karen Fong, of Singapore, and [Laura] Rose Macfarlane [born 1990], daughter of Thomas P. Macfarlane, of Combe, Nettlecombe, by his wife the former Cathryn Harriet Windsor-Clive [born 1958], scion of the Earls of Plymouth, granddaughter of the 2nd Earl of Plymouth [1889-1943].

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Dixon/Stephenson engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 29 August, 2020, between Marcus Hope Dixon [born 1989], scion of the Barons Glentoran, second son of the Hon Daniel George Dixon [born 26 July, 1959], of Drumadarragh, Northern Ireland, by his wife the former Lesley Hope Brooke [born 1959], & Louisa Catherine P. Stephenson [born 1993], daughter of [Edward] Wilfrid [Wilf] Stephenson [born 1957], of Islip, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Johanna B. Awdry [born 1959], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Philip Neville Awdry [born 1933].

Marcus's father is heir apparent to Maj the 3rd Baron Glentoran [born 21 Apr, 1935].

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Obituary: Ian Arthur Cluny Macpherson

 _. Ian Arthur Cluny Macpherson died 23 August, 2020. He was 91.

He was a son of Maj Arthur Clarence Macpherson, of Rowana House, Westward Ho!, co Devon, and married 5 March, 1966, the Hon Sarah Catherine Conolly-Carew [born 6 Nov, 1944], daughter of the 6th Baron Carew [1905-94], by his wife the former Lady Sylvia Gwendoline Eva Maitland [1913-91], daughter of the 15th Earl of Lauderdale [1891-1953].

He leaves a widow and three children, John Gavin [born 5 Apr, 1967], and two daughters, Caroline Emma Louisa Gray [born 7 Nov, 1969], and Katharine Heather Elizaabeth Bolder [born 23 Oct, 1974].

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Paul Dennis Guinness 1941-2020

 _. Paul Dennis Guinness, who died 25 August, 2020, aged 79, was a scion of that Irish landed gentry family. 

He was born 4 February, 1941, son of Maj. Owen Charles Guinness, MBE [1894-1970], of Tirbradden, Rathfarnham, co Dublin, by his wife the former Katherine Doris Smith-Ryland [1905-93], scion of that landed gentry family.

He married 31 May, 1968, Susan Elizabeth Jennifer Gill, by whom he had issue, two sons [one deceased] and a daughter.

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Rupert Ivan Archibald Douglass [born 2020]

 _. Laura Douglass [née Sebag-Montefiore], wife of Harry Archibald Braithwaite Douglass, and a member of the Sebag-Montefiore landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Rupert Ivan Archibald, 18 August, 2020.

Harry is a son of Robin Braithwaite Douglass (b Sept 1939) of Matfen, Northumberland. 

Laura is a daughter of Charles Adam Laurie Sebag-Montefiore [born 1949], by his wife the former Pamela Mary Diana Tennant [born 1953], kinswoman of the Barons Glenconner, descended from the Tennant baronets.

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The Baron Renton of Mount Harry, PC, DL 1932-2020

 _. Lord Renton of Mount Harry, PC, DL, life baron, who died 25 August, 2020, aged 88, was, as Tim Renton, Conservative MP for Mid-Sussex 1974-97.

Ronald Timothy Renton was born 28 May, 1932, son of Ronald Kenneth Duncan Renton [1897-1980], by his wife the former Eileen Doris Torr, MBE, and married 2 Apr, 1960, Alice Blanche Helen Fergusson [born 15 Sept, 1934], scion of the Fergusson baronets, of Kilkerran, daughter of Sir James Fergusson, 8th Baronet [1904-73], by his wife the former Louise Frances Balfour Stratford Dugdale [died 1988], by whom he had issue, 2 sons, and 3 daughters.

He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 1984-5; Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 1985-87; Minister of State, Home Office 1987-89; Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury [Chief Whip] 1989-90; Minister of State, Ministry for the Arts, 1990-92, &c.

On his retirement from the Commons he was created a life peer, in 1997, as Baron Renton of Mount Harry, of Offham in the County of Sussex. 

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Mary Stella Fetherston-Dilke, CBE 1918-2020

 _. Mary Stella Fetherston-Dilke, CBE, died in Winchester, 23 August, 2020. She was 101.

She was born 21 September, 1918, daughter of Beaumont Albany Percival, later Fetherston-Dilke, by his wife the former Phoebe Stella Riland-Bedford, granddaughter maternally of Sir James Chance, 1st Baronet.

Her father, descended maternally from the Fetherston family, assumed, in 1918, the surname of Fetherston-Dilke, by Royal Licence, on succeeding to Maxstone Castle.

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William Byng Carleton Paget 1968-2020

 _. William Byng Carleton Paget, who died 20 August, 2020, aged 52, was descended from the Lowther baronets.

He was born 1 July, 1968, son of John Byng Oswald Carleton Paget [born 29 Apr, 1939], by his wife the former Sheila Anne Lowther [born 5 February, 1943]. His mother was a great-great granddaughter of Sir Charles Hugh Lowther, 3rd Baronet [1803-94].

William Carleton Paget's great-grandfather, Col John George Lowther [1885-1977], married the Hon Lilah Charlotte Sarah White [1889-1976], daughter of the 3rd Baron Annaly, GCVO [1857-1922], a Permanent Lord in Waiting to King George V.

He married in 1996, Fiona Vanessa M. Maynard [born 1969], daughter of Adrian G.M. Maynard, by his wife the former Tessa R.E. Saun, by whom he had issue, a son Sam Alexander [born 10 June, 2002], and two daughters, Scarlett May [born 1999], and Eliza Bluebell [born 27 January, 2005].

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Verschoyle/Scott-Bowden engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 27 August, 2020, between James H.H.S. Verschoyle, son of the late Mr Hamilton Verschoyle and Mrs Verschoyle, of Compton Abbas, Dorset, & Camilla Frances Scott-Bowden [born 1984], daughter of Brigadier Robert Logan Scott-Bowden, MBE [born 1955], by his wife the former Nicola Frances Phillips.

Camilla Scott-Bowden is a granddaughter of Maj-Gen Logan Scott-Bowden [1921-2014], by his wife the former Helen Jocelyn Price [1920-2010], daughter of Sir Francis Caradoc Rose Price, 5th Baronet [1880-1949].

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Forbes Adam/Hasell-McCosh engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 27 August, 2020, between [Crispin] Beilby Forbes Adam [born 20 April, 1987], scion of the Adam baronets, son of Charles David Forbes Adam [born 8 Oct, 1957], of Skipwith Hall, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Rosalind Cecilia Colvile, & Hermione Sylvia A. Hasell-McCosh [born 1987], elder daughter of Robert B Hasell-McCosh, of Dalemain, Cumbria, by his wife the former Elizabeth J Halsey.

Beilby Forbes Adam is a grandson of Sir Nigel Colin Forbes Adam, 5th Baronet [born 7 Dec, 1930].

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Brian Edward Allfrey 1938-2020

 _.Brian Edward Allfrey, who died 24 August, 2020, aged 82, was a scion of that landed gentry family, with a plethora of aristocratic families.

He was born 4 Apr, 1938, son of Hubert Mortimer Allfrey [1911-2001], by his wife the former Joan Marsham [1911-62], scion of the Earls of Romney.

He leaves a widow, Antonia, and three children, Simon, Clare and Ed.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Frost/Mills engagement

 _. The engagement has been announced between George Paradine Frost [born 1987], third son of the late Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE [1939-2013], the broadcaster, by his wife the former Lady Carina Mary Fitzalan-Howard [born 20 February, 1952], and Miss Katherine Mills, a magician.

George Frost is a grandson maternally of the late 17th Duke of Norfolk [1915-2002], Earl Marshal, Premier Duke in the Peerage of England.

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Margaret Anne Hambro 1933-2020

 _. Margaret Anne Hambro, who has died aged 87, was the widow of Jocelyn Hambro, and former wife of the late 7th Earl Fortescue.

She was born Margaret Anne Stratton, in 1933, daughter of Capt Charles Michael Stratton [1906-91], by his first wife the former Anne Drummond [1911-85], scion of the Earls of Perth, daughter of Vice-Admiral the Hon Edmund Rupert Drummond [1884-1965].

She married firstly, 3 March, 1961 [divorced 1987], as his second wife, the then Richard Archibald Fortescue [1922-93], styled Viscount Ebrington, who in 1977 succeeded as the 7th Earl Fortescue, son of the 6th Earl Fortescue [1893-1977], by his wife the former Marjorie Ellinor Trotter.

She married 2ndly, 28 January, 1988, as his third wife, Jocelyn Olaf Hambro [1919-94], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Ronald Olaf Hambro [1885-1961], by his wife the former Winifred Emily Ridley-Smith [who died as the result of a boating accident in 1932].

Mrs Hambro leaves two daughters from her marriage to Lord Fortescue, Lady Laura Margaret Jamieson [born 1 May, 1962], and Lady Sarah Jane Fortescue [born 16 Aug, 1963].

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Brian Mark Whitlock-Blundell 1922-2020

 _. Brian Mark Whitlock-Blundell, of Crosby Hall, Little Crosby, Merseyside, died 19 August, 2020. He was 97.

He was born in 1922, at Battle, Sussex, as Brian Mark Whitlock, second son of Mark Kingsley Whitlock, of Braziers Farm, Chipperfield, Hertfordshire, and married 26 January, 1950, Hester Mary Blundell [1928-2001], daughter of Francis Nicholas Blundell [1880-1936], of Crosby Hall, by his wife the former Theresa Victoria Ward.

His wife succeeded as head of the landed gentry family of Blundell, of Crosby Hall, and in consequence of this Mr Whitlock assumed the surname of Whitlock-Blundell by deed poll.

Mr Whitlock-Blundell was the father of eight, sons Mark, Richard, Joseph, Thomas and Christopher, and daughters, Mary, Emma and Monica.

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Laxton/Crofton-Atkins engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 25 August, 2020, between James R. Laxton, son of Mr Peter Laxton and Mrs Agnes Rodgers, of San Francisco, California, United States, and Rebecca M.C. Crofton-Atkins, scion of that landed gentry family, youngest daughter of Peter Randell Crofton-Atkins [born 1937], of Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Susan Mary Winslow-Taylor.

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Turner/Brooke engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 25 August, 2020, between Henry B. Turner, son of Alix and Pam Turner, of Camden, New South Wales, Australia, and Rebecca L Brooke, younger daughter of Mr Hugo Brooke, and of the Baroness MacLaurin of Knebworth.

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Acton Davis/Nash engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 25 August, 2020, between Matthew James Acton Davis [born 1987], son of Jonathan Acton Davis, QC [born 15 January, 1953], barrister, and Lindsay Alice Boswell, QC, barrister [born 22 Nov, 1958], of California, United States, and the Hon Josephine Zara Nash [born 1984], daughter of the life peer, the Baron Nash [born 22 March, 1949], of Ewelme, Oxfordshire, and the Baroness Nash [nee Caroline J. Paul].

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Hugo Alexander Eben Austin [born 2020]

 _. Lucinda Katherine R. Austen [born 1984, nee France-Hayhurst], wife of Thomas C.C. Austen, gave birth to a third son, Hugo Alexander Eben, 20 August, 2020, a brother for Edward James Crese [born 2014], and for Jonathan Henry France [born 2016].

Lucinda Austen is a scion of the France-Hayhurst landed gentry family [now Carnegie], daughter of James Robert France-Hayhurst [born 1948], by his wife the former Jennie Smith.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Annabel Skye [Georgiana] Tennant 1941-2020

 _. Annabel Skye Georgiana [Georgia] Tennant, who died 4 August, 2020, aged 79, was a scion of the Barons Glenconner.

She was born 4 February, 1941, the daughter of the Hon David Pax Tennant [1902-68], by his second wife the former Virginia Penelope Parson [1917-2003], who married in 1953, as her second husband, the 6th Marquess of Bath [1905-92], of Longleat.

Her father, David Tennant's first wife from 1928 to 1937 was the actress Hermione Baddeley [who died 1986].

Georgia Tennant married Paul Stephen McNaney, who who she had a daughter, Ella May, born 8 February, 1984.

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Gascoigne/Crowhurst engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 22 Aug, 2020, between Ralph Edward Gascoigne [born 1989], scion of that landed gentry family, son of William Harcourt Crisp Gascoigne [born 22 November, 1955], of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Susan Alexandra [Susy] Greville-Williams [born 1959] and Florence Emma Crowhurst [born 1988], daughter of James S. Crowhurst, of Newmarket, Suffolk, by his wife the former Theresa Jane Hodge [born 1959].

Ralph Gascoigne is a grandson of Crispin Gascoigne [1929-2001], by his wife the former Hon Elizabeth Ann Harcourt [1932-2020],  eldest daughter of the 2nd and last Viscount Harcourt [1908-79].

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Arabella Elizabeth Ann Leeming [born 2020]

  _. Lexie Leeming [nee Watson], wife of William James C. Leeming [born 1986], descended from thre Abel Smith landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Arabella Elizabeth Ann, 15 August, 2020, at Swindon.

Lexie is a daughter of Michael Watson and Mrs Graeme Sloan. William Leeming is a son of James Henry Leeming [born 1952], by his wife Anne Elizabeth Abel Smith [born 1950], daughter of Capt Jocelyn Abel Smith [1906-66].

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

McGrath/Glaister marriage

 _. The marriage took place 22 August, 2020, in the gardens of Manor Farm and at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Barkway, between Capt Rory Charles McGrath [born 1991], and Davina Millicent Jane [Dini] Glaister [born 1991], daughter of Richard Martin Glaister [born 1961], by his former wife, the former Catherine Victoria Jane Blount [born 1962], a granddaughter maternally of the 1st Baron Cobbold [1904-87].

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Peter Mackenzie Sith 1946-2020

 _. Peter Mackenzie Smith, who died 20 August, 2020, aged 74, was born in 1946, son of Antony Mackenzie Smith, OBE, MC [1921-2002], by his wife the former Isobel Helen Henrietta Chetwynd-Talbot [b 1923], descended from the Earls Talbot, and many generations in descent from the 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, &c. He married in 1973, Sandra Gay-French [born 1944], daughter of Surgeon-Commander Stanley Gay-French, FRCS [1908-48], by his wife the former Dorothy Oldfield, and had issue, three daughters, Helen, Alexandra and Harriet.

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Worsley/Taylor engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 22 August, 2020, between Nicholas Arthington Pitfield Worsley [born 29 July, 1988], scion of the Worsley baronets, of Hovingham Hall, son of Jonathan Hugh Worsley [born 3 Oct, 1960], of Hillington, Norfolk, by his wife the former Laura Pitfield, & Laura E. Taylor, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Ian Taylor, of Assington, Suffolk.

Nicholas Worsley is a great-nephew of HRH The Duchess of Kent, GCVO.

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Abel Smith/Owen engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 22 Aug, 2020, between Thomas Ralph B. Abel Smith, scion of that landed gentry family, and kinsman of HM The Queen, son of Ralph Mansel Abel Smith [born 1946], of Woodhall Park, Hertfordshire, head of the family, by his wife the former Alexandra C.R. Bruce, & Katherine M.L. [Kitty] Owen, daughter of Mr David Owen, QC, and Mrs Owen, of London.

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Messel/Barrowclough marriage

 _. The marriage took place, 20 August, 2020, in Portugal, between Harold Linley Monnington Messel [born 3 July, 1986], scion of the Messel landed gentry family, son of [Linley] Thomas de Cusance Messel [born 9 January, 1951], by his wife the former Penelope Jane Barratt, and Jasmin Hannah Barrowclough [born 1987], daughter of Mr William Barrowclough, and Mrs Andrea Barrowclough [nee Durkin].

Harold Messel is a second cousin of the Earl of Snowdon.

Harold Messel is a great nephew of Oliver Messel [1904-78], and of Anne Messel [1902-92], wife of [1] Ronald Armstrong-Jones [1899-1966], and of [2] the 6th Earl of Rosse [1906-79]. His father, Thomas Messel, is a first cousin of the late Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO [1930-2017].

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Arabella Elizabeth Anne Leeming [born 2020]

 _. M-A [Lexie] Leeming [nee Watson], wife of William James C. Leeming -born 1986], gave birth to a daughter, Arabella Elizabeth Ann, 15 August, 2020.

Lexie Leeming is a daughter of Mr Michael Watson and Mrs Graeme Sloan, and William Leeming is is a son of James Henry Leeming [born 1952], by his wife the former Anne Elizabeth Abel Smith [born 1950], scion of that landed gentry family, and kin of HM The Queen via her maternal Smith descent.

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Hon Jean Elizabeth Strutt 1924-2020

_. The Hon Jean Elizabeth Strutt [nee Davidson], died 15 August, 2020. She was 96. She was the mother of Lord Rayleigh.

She was born Jean Elizabeth Davidson, 19 June, 1924, daughter of the 1st Viscount Davidson, GCVO, CH, CB, PC [1889-1970], by his wife the former Hon Frances Joan Dickinson [1894-1985], elevated to the peerage for life as Baroness Northchurch, in 1964. Baroness Northchurch was a daughter of the 1st Baron Dickinson [1859-1943].

She married 17 December, 1952, the Hon Charles Richard Strutt [1910-1981], son of the 4th Baron Rayleigh [1875-1947], by his wife the former Lady Mary Hilda Clements [1875-1919], daughter of the 4th Earl of Leitrim [1847-92], by whom she had a son, John Gerald Strutt, 6th Baron Rayleigh [born 4 June, 1960], and two daughters, Anne [born 1955], who was elevated to the Lords with a life peerage as Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, and Mary Jean [born 1957].

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Charlie Thomas Crowhurst Pepys, Viscount Crowhurst [born 2020]

 _. The Countess of Cottenham, wife of the 9th Earl, gave birth to a son, Charlie Thomas Crowhurst, styled Viscount Crowhurst, 20 August, 2020, in Shanghai.

 Mark John Henry Pepys, 9th Earl of Cottenham (born 11 Oct, 1983) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1850), is son of the late 8th Earl of Cottenham (1948-2000), by his wife the former Sarah Lombard-Hobson (born 1951) (now Mrs Richard Ford, of London.

The Countess is the former Miss Juan Du, daughter of Mr Yuming Du and Mrs Hanfen Li, of Kunming, China.

Lord Cottenham succeeded to the family honours on his father's death, 20 Oct, 2000.

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Hon Desmond Walter Guinness 1931-2020

 _. The Hon Desmond Walter Guinness, who has died aged 88, was co-founder of the Irish Georgian Society, and scion of the Barons Moyne. His home was at Leixlip Castle, Co Kildare.

He was born 8 September, 1931, the second son of the 2nd Baron Moyne [1905-1992], by his 1st wife, the Hon Diana Freeman-Mitford [1910-2003], scion of the Barons Redesdale, one of the famed Mitford sisters, third of the six daughters of the 2nd Baron Redesdale [1878-1958].

Desmond Guinness married firstly, 3 July, 1954 [divorced 1981] Hermione Marie-Gabrielle Petronella Sophia Devota Florestine, Princess von Urach [1932-89], known as 'Mariga', daughter of Albrecht Eberhard Karl Gero-Maria Prince von Urach [1903-69], by his first wife the former Rosemary Blackadder [1901-75]. He married 2ndly, in 1985, Penelope 'Penny' Cuthbertson, daughter of Graham Cuthbertson.

He leaves issue from his first marriage, Patrick Desmond Carl-Alexander, who was born 1 Aug 1956, and a daughter, Marina, born 16 Aug, 1957. 

His granddaughter is Jasmine Leonora Guinness [born 28 Sept, 1976], the designer and fashion model.

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Veronica Anne Kindersley 1938-2020

 _. Veronica Anne Kindersley, who died 11 August, 2020, aged 81, was a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale.

She was born 13 November, 1938, as Veronica Anne Maitland Makgill Crichton, daughter of Maj. Douglas Maitland Makgill Crichton [1909-68], by his wife the former Sybil Frederica Coore Paton [died 1992], descended from the Barons Ashtown.

She married firstly, 1978, Ian Joicey Dickinson [1921-96], and married secondly, in 1999, as his second wife, Nicholas Hallam Stuart Kindersley [1939-2015], son of Edmund Murray Kindersley [1905-86], by his wife the former Lucy Emily Ovens, MBE [1898-1984].

Mrs Kindersley left no issue from either marriage.

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John Michael Denison Bidwell 1947-2020

 _. John Michael Denison Bidwell died 15 August, 2020. He was 73.

He married in 1979, Juliet Rio Gilbey [born 1955], scion of the Gilbey baronets, daughter of Capt Simon Rupert Gilbey [1929-2017], by his first wife the former Chloe Rio Cadge [1931-66], by whom he had two sons, James and Patrick.

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Hon Reuben Pleydell-Bouverie 1930-2020

 _. The Hon Reuben Pleydell-Bouverie, scion of the Earls of Radnor, died 19 August, 2020. He was 89.

He was born 30 Dec, 1930, younger son of the 7th Earl of Radnor, KG, KCVO [1895-1968], by his 1st wife the former Helena Olivia Adeane [1902-85]. 

He married 28 January, 1956, Bridget Jane Buxton [1931-2018], scion of the Buxton baronets, by whom he had issue, two sons, Edward [born 1957], and Jasper [born 1964], and a daughter, Rosalind [born 1960].

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

David Tennant Sinker OBE 1938-2020

_. David Tennant Sinker, OBE, died 19 August, 2020, aged 82. He was born in 1938, son of Philip Tennant Sinker [1910-86], of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, by his wife the former Mary Louisa Pearson [1907-95], scion of the Pearson baronets, sister of Sir Francis Fenwick Pearson, 1st Baronet [1911-1991]. Married 1966, [Alice] Selina Marjorie Townley [born c 1936], member of that landed gentry family of Fulbourn, daughter of Charles Evelyn Townley [1888-1983], by whom he had a son, Andrew.

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Patrick Charles Moore Vaughan 1943-2020

 _. Patrick Charles Moore Vaughan, scion of the Vaughans of Courtfield, Herefordshire, died 18 August, 2020, aged 77. 

The Vaughans, seated at Courtfield for 500 years, provided the Roman Catholic church with Herbert, Cardinal Vaughan, Archbishop of Westminster and Roger Vaughan, Archbishop of Sydney.

He was born in 1943, a son of Joseph Herbert Vaughan, by his wife the former Mary Holroyd-Smyth, and was descended from the 6th Duke of Newcastle [1834-79].

Patrick Vaughan married in 1971, Lorna P. Findlay [born 1945], daughter of John Findlay, by his wife the former Rita Jennings, by whom he had issue, including sons,[1]Jerome Henry [born 1973], [2] Charles Joseph [born 1975], who married Lady Louise FitzRoy, sister of the Duke of Grafton, [3] John Francis [born 1977], who married the Hon Georgina Byng, daughter of Viscount Torrington.

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Mortimore/Arbuthnot engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 20 Aug, 2020, between Edward Robert Mortimore [born 1988], son of Mr Simon A. Mortimore [born 1950], by his wife the former Fiona E. Jacobson, & the Hon Katherine Rose Joste Arbuthnot [born 14 July, 1989], scion of the Arbuthnot baronets, eldeest daughter of the life peer the Baron Arbuthnot of Edrom [born 4 Aug, 1952], by his wife the former Emma Louise Broadbent.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Maj Sir John Arbuthnot, 1st Baronet [1912-92].

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Rory Mark Arthur Agar [born 2020]

 _. Tessa Agar [nee Parkes], wife of Max John Andrew Agar [born 6 Apr, 1986], scion of the Earls of Normanton, gave birth to a son, Rory Mark Arthur, 2 August, 2020.

Max Agar is the elder son of the Hon Mark Sidney Andrew Agar [born 2 Sept, 1948], of Dorset, by his wife the former Arabella Clare Gilbey [born 14 July, 1953], and is a grandson of the late 5th Earl of Normanton [1910-67].

Tessa Agar is a daughter of Mr Christopher Parkes, of Oxfordshire, and Mrs Sheridan Parkes, of Surrey.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Thomas Sherlock Heywood Gooch 1943-2020

 _. Thomas Sherlock Heywood Gooch, who died 11 August, 2020, aged 76, was a scion of the Gooch baronets, and heir presumptive to his brother, Sir Arthur Gooch, 14th Bt.

He was born 12 November, 1943, son of Colonel Brian Sherlock Gooch [1904-68], by his wife the former Monica Mary Heywood [died 1975], and was a grandson of Sir Thomas Vere Sherlock Gooch, 10th Baronet [1881-1946].

He married 22 May, 1970, Elizabeth Joan Peyton [born 1948], daughter of Brig. Guy Arthur Eliot Peyton [died 1958], by his wife the former Joan Amy Sebag-Montefiore, scion of that landed gentry family.

Tom Gooch is survived by his wife and a son, Robert Brian Sherlock, who was born 1976, who now is heir presumptive to the Gooch baronetcy, and a daughter, Caroline Elizabeth, born in 1973.

A private funeral will be webcast on Monday 24 August, 2020. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Greens Norton at a later date. 

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Pigott/Francklin engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 18 August, 2020, between James Anthony A. Pigott [born 1991], elder son of the late Lieutenant-General Sir Anthony Pigott, KCB, CBE [1944-2020], by his wife the former Felicity Ann Astley-Cooper [born 1954], scion of the Cooper baronets [now Lady Pigott, of Figheldean, co Wilts], & Flora Pamela I. Francklin [born 1990], daughter of [Charles] Liell Philip Francklin, of Gonalston, Nottinghamshire, by his wife the former Venetia Douglas-Pennant [born 13 March, 1960], scion of the Barons Penrhyn.

Jamie Pigott's sister, Anna, is wife of Prince Simon Hervé Marie Ghislain de Merode.

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Amanda Baroness Phillimore [died 2020]

_. Amanda, Baroness Phillimore, who died 16 July, 2020, aged 83, was the first wife of the late 3rd Baron Phillimore [1939-90].

She was the former Amanda Gonzales-Castillo, daughter of Carlos Hugo Gonzales-Castillo, by his wife the former Aida Aramburu, and married in 1974 [div 1982], as his first wife, Robert Godfrey Phillimore, 3rd Baron Phillimore. The marriage was childless. Lord Phillimore died 26 Feb, 1990, and was succeeded by his uncle.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Eliza Henrietta Charlotte De Klee [born 2020]

  _. Edwina Margaret Fiona de Klee [née Drake] born 1987, wife of Kyle Murray F. de Klee [born 1987], scion of the De Klee landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Eliza Henrietta Charlotte, 12 August, 2020.

Edwina is descended from the Barons Colgrain, a daughter of William Eric Drake [born 1953], by his wife the former Henrietta Sara Scott [born 1957], descended from the 1st Baron Colgrain [1866-1954].

Kyle de Klee is a son of Rupert Murray de Klee [born 1956], by his wife the former Charlotte-Ann M. Hutley [born 1956].

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Robert Charles [Robin] Cotton 1925-2020

 _. Robert Charles [Robin] Cotton, who died 8 August, 2020, aged 94, was descended from the Cotton baronets, now represented by the Viscounts Combermere.

He was born 31 December, 1925, second son of Colonel Vere Egerton Cotton [1888-1970], by his wife the former Elfreda Helen Moore [1892-1992]; married 30 Oct, 1954, Nicolette Anne Cunliffe [1929-2014], scion of the Cunliffe baronets, daughter of Capt Robert Lionel Brooke Cunliffe [1895-1990], by his wife the former Barbara Eleanor Cooper [1900-70], by whom he had issue, two sons, Richard and Philip, and two daughters, Penelope and Caroline.

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Presiley June Sikes [nee Inchbald] 1925-2020

 _.Mrs Richard Sikes, who died 7 August, 2020, aged 95, was the mother of Lord Savile.

She was born Presiley June Inchbald, at Chertsey, in 1925, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Major Geoffrey Herbert Elliott Inchbald [1896-1982], by his wife the former Evelyn Rosemary Ilbert [1894-1958], scion of the Ilbert landed gentry family; married firstly, 1 March, 1946 [div 1951], as his first wife, the Hon Henry Leoline Thornhill Lumley-Savile [1923-2001], second son of the 2nd Baron Savile [1853-1931], by his second wife the former Esmé Virginia Grace Wolton [died 1958]; married 2ndly, 1953, Richard Somerville Sikes [1907-1971].

Mrs Sikes leaves a son from the first marriage, John Anthony Thornhill Lumley-Savile, 4th Baron Savile [born 10 January, 1947], and two daughters from the second marriage, Sarah Sikes [born 1956], and Susan Sikes [born 1957].

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Rose/Russell engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 15 August, 2020, between Harry Rose, son of Dr and Mrs Charles Rose, of Newnham, Northamptonshire, & Alice Russell [born 1991], third daughter of Mr Christopher Russell, of St Peter Port, Guernsey, by his wife the former Hon Victoria Ann Seely [born 23 Dec, 1957], daughter of the late 4th Baron Mottistone [1920-2011].

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Forlan/Mostyn engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 15 August, 2020, between Mr Jamie Michael Forlan [born 1992], son of Mr & Mrs Michael Forlan, of Hayling Island, Hampshire, & Rosanna Mary Mostyn [born 28 Aug, 1990], scion of the Mostyn baronets, daughter of Brigadier Philip Joseph Mostyn [born 3 Sept, 1955], of Uplyme, Devon, by his wife the former Helen Catharine Stewart Nickerson [born 9 July, 1959].

Rosanna Mostyn is a descendant of Sir Edward Mostyn, 7th Baronet.

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Cedrón Fernández de Córdova/Bonham engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 15 August, 2020, between Dr F.J. [Pancho] Cedrón Fernández de Córdova, son of Mr Francisco Cedrón and Mrs Anunciada Fernández de Córdova, of Madrid, & Sarah Yvette Bonham [born 1987], third daughter of Sir [George] Martin Anthony Bonham, 5th Baronet [born 18 Feb, 1945], by his former wife Mrs Nenon Baillieu Bonham [nee Wilson].

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Willa Bartlam [born 2020]

 --. Lucinda Anne Bartlam [nee Baring, born 1980], wife of Edward Bartlam, and scion of the Northbrook branch of the Baring dynasty, gave birth to a daughter, Willa, 13 August, 2020, a sister for Violet Lorna [born 24 March, 2011], and for Kit, and the late Alfie Tom Winston [born 25 June, 2012, and who died 29 Aug, 2019, aged 7].

Edward Bartlam is the elder son of Mr & Mrs Tom Bartlam, of Blounce, Hampshire, and Lucinda Bartlam is a daughter of Nigel Baring [born 9 Aug, 1940], of Ardington, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Jane Finola Byrne.

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Zara Kershaw [born 2020]

 _. Rebecca Kershaw [nee Watkins], wife of Capt Simon Edward Kershaw [born 1985], a descendant of King Charles II, gave birth to a third daughter, Zara, 14 June, 2020, a sister for Olivia and Philippa.

Rebecca Kershaw is a daughter of Mr David Watkins, of Ballingham, Herefordshire, and Mrs Nicky Scudamore, of Much Marcle, Herefordshire.

Capt Kershaw, is the eldest son of Martin John Kershaw [born 1954], descended from the Bertie Earls of Lindsey & Abingdon, by his wife the former Joanna Lucy FitzRoy [born 1957], scion of the Dukes of Grafton, daughter of Lord Edward Anthony Charles FitzRoy [1928-2007], a yr son of the 10th Duke of Grafton, &c.

The 1st Duke of Grafton was an illegitimate son of King Charles II and Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland.

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Ottilie Mulraney [born 2020]

  _. Louisa Mary Mulraney [nee Kershaw, born 1992], wife of Edward George Mulraney [born 1991], gave birth to a daughter, Ottilie, 31 July, 2020.

Louisa Mulraney, descended from the Merrie Monarch King Charles II, is a daughter of Martin John Kershaw [born 1954], of Brokenborough, Wilts, descended from the Earls of Lindsey & Abingdon, by his wife the former Joanna Lucy FitzRoy [born 1957], scion of the Dukes of Grafton, daughter of Lord Edward Anthony Charles FitzRoy [1928-2007].

Edward Mulraney is a son of Kevin Mulraney, of Oaksey, Wilts, by his wife the former Frances J. Grange.

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Colacicchi/Marshall engagement

_. The engagement was announced 14 August, 2020, between Rory James Colacicchi [born 1986], younger son of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Count Mark Paul Colacicchi [1951-2005], by his first wife the former Camilla Louise Pinsent [now Mrs Camilla Colacicchi, of York, born 21 January, 1962], scion of the Pinsent baronets, & Rowena Marshall, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs John Marshall, of Strangford, Ross-on-Wye.

Rory Colacicchi is a first cousin of the Countess of Arundel and Surrey, wife of the Duke of Norfolk's heir.

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Juliana Beatrice Mallinson [1922-2020]

 _. Juliana Beatrice Mallinson [nee Martin], died 9 August, 2020, aged 98.

She was the former Juliana Martin, daughter of Samuel Martin, of St Helens, Isle of Wight, and married 2 June, 1944, Justin Stuart Mallinson [1923-2011], scion of the Mallinson baronets, son of Sir Stuart Mallinson, MC, DL [1888-1981], by his wife the former Marjorie Gray Soothill, CBE [died 1969]; by whom she had issue, a son, John Michael Stuart Mallinson [1945-2006], and a daughter, Jennifer [born 1949]. Her grandson, Jonathan Mallinson [born 1971] is heir presumptive to the family baronetcy.

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Maureen Agnes Thornton [nee McAlpine] 1925-2020

 _. Maureen Agnes Thornton, who died 28 July, 2020, aged 95, was a scion of the McAlpine baronets.

She was born 17 March, 1925, daughter of Granville Ramage McAlpine [1883-1928], by his wife the former Beatrice Mary Donald [died 1936], and was a granddaughter of Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Baronet [1847-1934].

She married 22 Oct, 1949, Frederick Stanley Thornton, MBE [who died 1994], by whom she had issue.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

David Frost's peerage gazetted

 _. The life peerage awarded to Mr David George Hamilton Frost, CMG, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Frost, of Allenton in the County of Derbyshire.

Lord Frost [born 21 February, 1965] is to succeed Sir Mark Sedwill as the UK's National Security Adviser in September.

Lord Frost's peerage was announced in the Prime Minister's Dissolution Honours list.

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Hon Mrs Julian Fane 1934-2020

 _. The Hon Mrs Julian Fane died 12 August, 2020. She was 85.

She was the widow of the Hon Julian Fane [1927-2009], scion of the Earls of Westmorland.

She was born in London, 13 October, 1934, a daughter of John Kidston Swire [1893-1983], head of that landed gentry family, by his wife the former Juliet Richenda Barclay [1901-81], scion of that landed gentry family; and married 7 January, 1976, the Hon Julian Charles Fane, FRSL, second son of the 14th Earl of Westmorland [1893-1948], by his wife the former Hon Diana Lister [1893-1983], daughter of the 4th Baron Ribblesdale [1854-1925]. No issue of the marriage.

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Mathias/de Pelet engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 13 August, 2020, between Charles M.J. Mathias, elder son of Mr & Mrs Carlo Mathias, of Aalst, Belgium, & Henrietta Ghislaine de Pelet [born 1982], daughter of Comte Michael de Pelet, of Purse Caundle, Dorset, by his wife the former Charlotte Anne Kennard [born 4 Nov, 1956].


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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Hon Dame Mary Corsar, DBE 1927-2020

 _.The Hon Dame Mary Corsar, DBE, has died aged 93.

She was Chairman TSB Foundation Scotland 1994-97 [Trustee 1992-97]; Women's Royal Voluntary Service 1988-93; Deputy Chief Commissioner Girl Guides for Scotland, 1972-77; Chairman, Scottish WRVS, 1981-88. Member: Visiting Committee, Glenochil Young Offenders Institution, 1976-94; Parole Board for Scotland, 1982-89; Hon Pres., Scottish Women's AAA, 1973-91; Member, Executive Committee, Trefoil Centre for Handicapped, 1975-; Convocation, Heriot-Watt University, 1986-89; Member, Royal Anniversary Trust, 1990-93; Governor of Fettes College, 1984-99; FRSE, 1997.

She was appointed DBE in 1993.

She was born 8 July, 1927, as Mary Drummond Buchanan-Smith, daughter of Brigadier Alick Drummond Buchanan-Smith [1898-1984], soldier and geneticist, who was Deputy Chairman of the Unionist Party in Scotland 1960-63, and created a life peer, in 1963, as Baron Balerno.

Her mother was the former Mary Kathleen Smith. She died in 1947.

She married 25 April, 1953, Colonel Charles Herbert Kenneth Corsar, LVO, OBE, TD [1926-2012], Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the ,Lothian Region [District of Midlothian] 1993-97, son of Kenneth Charles Corsar, by his wife Winifred Paton [nee Herdman], by whom she had issue, two sons and three daughters.

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Margaret Iona Letitia Wake-Walker 1928-2020

 _. [Margaret] Iona Letitia Wake-Walker, MBE, JP, DL, died 9 August, 2020, aged 92.

She was a Deputy Lieutenant for West Sussex, a JP, and was appointed MBE.

She was born in 1928, a daughter of Capt James Cassilis Maclean, of Chichester, Sussex, by his wife the former Margaret Isabel Randolph [1901-2001], who was descended from the Nepean baronets; she married 20 Apr, 1949, Cedric Collingwood Wake-Walker [1923-2013], scion of the Walker baronets, by whom she had issue, a son, Edward [born 22 Oct, 1952], and two daughters, Susanna [born 2 June, 1950], and Corinna [born 28 Apr, 1957].

Mrs Wake-Walker was a maternal aunt of the actor Hugh Grant.

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Coghill/Fairfax engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 12 August, 2020, between James Coghill, son of Mr & Mrs Richard Coghill, of Hong Kong, & Marina Fairfax [born 1989], scion of the Lords Fairfax of Cameron, second daughter of the Hon Hugh Nigel Thomas Fairfax [born 29 March, 1958], of London, by his wife the former Victoria Janet Neave [born 1959], scion of the Neave baronets.

Marina Fairfax is a granddaughter of the late 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron [1923-64], by his wife the former Sonia Helen Gunston [died 2017], sometime Lady of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Marina Fairfax Fashion Consultancy was founded in 2019 by Marina Fairfax after 12 years in the international modelling business.  Based in Hong Kong and working on an international level, Marina Fairfax Fashion Consultancy’s  aims to connect the international modelling and fashion industry to Hong Kong and Asia. Covering different aspects of the fashion industry from scouting, placement, development, casting and production. 

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Professor Horace Basil Barlow, FRS 1921-2020

 _. Professor Horace Basil Barlow, FRS, a neuroscientist who did ground breaking work on visual perception, died 5 July, 2020, aged 98.

He was born 8 Dec, 1921, a son of Sir James Alan Noel Barlow, 2nd Baronet, GCB, KBE [1881-1968], by his wife the former Emma Nora Darwin [1885-1989], scion of the Darwin landed gentry family, and descended from Charles Darwin. He married firstly, 22 Dec, 1954 [divorced 1970], Ruth Chattie Salaman [born 1935], daughter of Myer Head Salaman [1902-95], by whom he had four daughters; married 2ndly, 1980, Elisabeth Miranda Weston-Smith, daughter of [John] Weston-Smith, by whom he had a son, and two daughters.

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Niece for the Prime Minister

 _. Gabriela Johnson [nee Maia], wife of Maximilian Johnson, half-brother of the prime minister, Boris Johnson, has given birth to a daughter, Ayla.

Max Johnson is a son of Stanley Patrick Johnson [born 18 Aug, 1940], by his second wife, the former Jennifer Kidd. It was reported that he married Gabriela Maia in 2018. Ayla is their first child.

The infant is a direct descendant of the Royal House of Württemberg, and from George II, King of England.


George II, King of Gt Britain & Ireland

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Frederick, Prince of Wales

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Princess Augusta of Gt Britain & Ireland

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Princess Auguste Caroline Friederike Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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Prince Paul Heinrich Karl Friedrich August of Württemberg

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Karolina von Rottenburg 

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Hubert Freiherr von Pfeffel

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Marie Luise Freiin von Pfeffel

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Irene Williams

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3rd Baron Altrincham 1934-2020

 _. Lord Altrincham, the 3rd Baron, died in Spain, 1 August, 2020. He was 86.

Anthony Ulrick David Dundas Grigg was born 12 January, 1934, a younger son of the 1st Baron Atrincham [1879-1955], by his wife the former Hon Joan Alice Katherine Dickson-Poynder [1897-1987], daughter of the 1st and last Baron Islington [1866-1936].

His father, as Edward Grigg, was National Liberal MP for Oldham, and later for Altrincham, and later Gov and C-in-C of Kenya, and created a peer in 1945.

Anthony Grigg succeeded as 3rd Baron Altrincham, 31 Dec, 2001, on the death of his elder brother, John Grigg [1924-2001], who succeeded his father in 1955, and disclaimed his peerage for life in July, 1963, under the terms of the Peerage Act of that year. John Grigg caused a furore in 1957 criticising the court around Queen Elizabeth II and insulted the Queen personally referring to her style of speaking as a 'pain in the neck.'

Anthony Grigg married 2 March, 1965, Comtesse Eliane de Cassagne de Beaufort, second daughter of the Marquis de Miramont, by whom he had issue, two sons, Edward and Steven, and a daughter, Anne.

The elder son, the Hon Edward Sebastian Grigg, born 18 Dec, 1965, succeeds as 4th Baron Altrincham.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Susan Cicely Dymoke [nee Fane] 1932-2020

 _. Susan Cicely Dymoke [nee Fane], who died 6 August, 2020, aged 87, was the widow of Lieutenant-Col John Dymoke, MBE, The Hon The Queen's Champion, Standard Bearer for England, head of that landed gentry family, 34th of Scrivelsby.

She was born 9 Nov, 1932, as Susan Cicely Fane, scion of the Earls of Westmorland, daughter of Colonel Francis Christopher Fane [1900-47], by his wife the former Joyce Patricia Hancock [1912-2003], and married 4 Sept, 1953, John Lindley Marmion Dymoke, MBE [1926-2015], son of Lionel Marmion Dymoke [1894-1963], The Queen's Champion, who was Standard Bearer for England at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 2 June, 1953, by his wife the former Rachel Isabel Lindley [1900-89], by whom she had issue, three sons, Francis, Philip and Charles. The eldest son, is head of the landed family, and the Hon The Queen's Champion, Standard Bearer for England.

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Arthur Peter Mitcalfe Hope [born 2020]

 _. Emily May M. Hope [nee Ramsay, born 1986], wife of James Frederick M Hope [born 1987], and a scion of the Earls of Dalhousie, gave birth to a son, Arthur Peter Mitcalfe, 28 July, 2020.

James is a son of Jeremy F.A. Hope, by his wife the former Ann M Mitcalfe [born 1954].

Emily is a daughter of Patrick William Maule Ramsay [born 1951], by his wife the former Fiona G.J. Stoddart [born 1960].

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Hon Mrs Robin Warrender 1931-2020

 _. The Hon Mrs Robin Warrender, who died 27 July, 2020. She was the widow of the Hon Robin Warrender, scion of the Barons Bruntisfield.

She was born in 1931 as Gillian Elizabeth Rossiter, daughter of Leonard Lewis Rossiter [1893-1984], of Aldworth, Berkshire, by his wife the former Elsie Rose Oppenheimer [1896-1987], scion of the Oppenheimer baronets; and married 16 Oct, 1951, the Hon Robin Hugh Warrender [1927-2004], a son of the 1st Baron Bruntisfield [1899-1983], by his 1st wife the former Dorothy Etta Rawson, scion of that landed gentry family, by whom she had a son, Hugh Mark Warrender [born 19 Feb, 1968], and two daughters, Carolyn [born 19 June, 1953], and Annabel [born 17 Jan, 1956].

She was widowed, 6 Apr, 2004.

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van Straubenzee/Lanigan-O'Keeffe marriage

 _. The marriage took place, 24 July, 2020, at Chelsea Old Church between Mr Thomas Alexander van Straubenzee (b 1982), scion of that landed family, eldest son of Mr Alexander Henry van Straubenzee (b 1951), by his wife the former Claire Sonia Fenwick (b 1954), & Miss Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe [born circa 1988], daughter of Stephen Lanigan-O'Keeffe.

Tom van Straubenzee, a life-long friend of the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, is godfather to Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. He married firstly, in 2013, the Lady Melissa Percy, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. The marriage ended in divorce.

Miss Lanigan-O'Keeffe, originally from County Kilkenny, is the assistant head teacher at Thomas's, Clapham, the school attended by Prince George of Cambridge. Her father is a barrister. Her brother, Arthur, is the Irish Olympic pentathlete.

Tom van Straubenzee is descended from the Montagu Dukes of Manchester.

Lucy van Straubenzee is descended from John Lanigan (1800-1868) of Glenaguile, Nenagh, county Tipperary, Member of Parliament, married Frances daughter of Charles O'Keeffe of Richmond, county Tipperary and granddaughter of Cornelius O'Keeffe Member of Parliament. John was the son of Stephen Lanigan and he became a barrister. His eldest son Stephen Martin Lanigan assumed the additional name of O'Keeffe in 1895. In the mid 19th century members of the Lanigan family held land in the parishes of Newtownlennon and Kilvemnon, barony of Slievardagh, Aghnameadle and Latteragh, barony of Upper Ormond and Templemore, barony of Ikerrin, county Tipperary. In the 1870s Stephen M. Lanigan of Glenaguill owned 1,639 acres in county Tipperary. There is no substanial house marked on the first edition Ordnance Survey map for the townland of Glenaguile in the parishes of Aghnameadle and Latteragh. John Lanigan held the townland from the Honourable Mrs Otway Cave at the time of Griffith's Valuation. No house in the townland was rated at £3 or more for valuation purposes.

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The Baron Lester of Herne Hill, QC 1936-2020

 _. Lord Lester of Herne Hill, QC, who died 8 August, 2020, aged 84, was a barrister, life peer, former member of the Labour party, the Social Democrat Party, and Liberal Democrats.

Anthony Paul Lester was born 3 July, 1936, son of Harry and Kate Lester. He married in 1971, Catherine Elizabeth Debra Wassey, by whom he had one son and one daughter.

Career: Served in the Royal Artillery, 1955-57, as a 2nd Lieutenant; Called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn [1963] Mansfield Scholar and Bencher,  1985; Called to the Bar, Northern Ireland, 1984.

He was Special Adviser to the Home Secretary, 1974-76; Standing Advisory Comm on Human Rights, 1975-77; UK Legal Expert, Network Committee on Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination, EEC, 1983-93; Member of the House of Lords Sub Committee on European Law and Institutions, Inter Governmental Conf, from 1996; &c.

QC [1975]; QC [Northern Ireland; a Recorder, 1987-93, &c.

He was created a life peer in 1993, and his peerage was gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Lester of Herne Hill, of Herne Hill in the London Borough of Southwark.

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Saturday, August 08, 2020

Birrell/Davidson-Houston engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 8 August, 2020, between Henry James F. Birrell [born 1989], son of Christopher Ros Stewart Birrell [born 1954], of Cucklington, Somerset, by his wife the former Emma G.A. Breton [born 1956], & Camilla Sophie E. Davidson-Houston [born 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, elder daughter of Patrick Elrington O'Reilly-Blackwood Davidson-Houston [born 1954], of Colkirk, Norfolk, by his wife the former Angelina F. Nelson-Sullivan [born 1958].

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Patrick/Barker marriage

 _. The marriage took place, 1 Aug, 2020, at Islington Town Hall, between Richard Patrick, son of Mr Sean Patrick, of Shannon, Ireland, and Mrs Fiona Geary, of Cobh, Ireland, & Virginia Giverney [Gigi] Barker [born 1987], daughter of the Hon Adam Campbell Barker [born 1955], by his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Marsden [born 1971], descended from the Viscounts Dillon.

Gigi Barker is a granddaughter paternally of the Baroness Trumpington, DCVO [1922-2018].

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Friday, August 07, 2020

Pemberton/Lapage engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 5 Aug, 2020, between Jeremy Wingate Pemberton [born 1977], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Peter Richard Wingate Pemberton [born 1944], of Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, by his former wife the former Constance Biddle Barnes [now Mrs Constance Haydon, of East Knoyle, Wilts], & Tana R. Lapage, daughter of Mr & Mrs Timothy Lapage, of Park City, Utah, United States.

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Robert Cecil Seeckts 1931-2020

 _. Robert Cecil Seeckts died 1 August, 2020, aged 88. He was born in 1931, son of George Seeckts [1884-1933], by his wife the former Elizabeth Blackhurst [1886-1968]; married 20 July, 1957 [div 1982], Joanna Rea [born 1 July, 1934], scion of the Barons Rea, daughter of the Hon Findlay Russell Rea [1907-84], and granddaughter of the 1st Baron Rea [1873-1948]; by whom he had four children, Rosemary Anne [born 1958], Sarah Elizabeth [born 1960], Katherine Mary [born 1963], and Richard Philip [born 1966].

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Peter Raymond Wilson [died 2020]

 _.Peter Raymond Wilson died 4 August, 2020. He was 78.

Born circa 1942, son of Raymond Clive Wilson, of Penn, Buckinghamshire; married 8 April, 1967, Lavinia Mary Coke [born 20 Sept, 1944], scion of the Earls of Leicester, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Gerald Coke [1907-90], by his wife the former Patricia Cadogan [1916-95], scion of the Earls Cadogan, by whom he had three children, a daughter, Miranda Mary [born 27 July, 1969], and two sons, Nicholas Peter [born 10 June, 1971], and Andrew Michael [born 5 Sept, 1974].

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William David Heber Percy 1939-2020

_. William David [Bill] Heber Percy, who died 2 August, 2020, aged 81, was a scion of the Dukes of Northumberland.

He was born 5 March, 1939, the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Cyril Hugh Reginald Heber Percy [1905-89], by his first wife the former Anne Garland. He married 18 January, 1969, Christine Mary Gates [died 13 Apr, 2004], daughter of Terence Horatio Gates, of Twineham, Sussex, by whom he had issue, a son, Peter [born 1971], and a daughter, Robin [born 12 Nov, 1969].

Bill Heber Percy was a great-great-great-great-great grandson of the 1st Duke of Northumberland [d 1786].

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Gordon-Ingram/Ferrier engagement

_. The engagement was announced 7 Aug, 2020, between Iain Robert Gordon-Ingram [born 1975], son of Donald Alexander Gordon-Ingram [born 1938], of Marshfield, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Karol Barbara Johnstone, & Davina Mary Ferrier [born 1979], younger daughter of Mr & Mrs James Ferrier, of Alverstoke, Hampshire.

Iain's grandfather, Maj Alastair Gordon-Ingram married in 1937, Joan Orby Gascoigne [born 1910], scion of that landed family, and a granddaughter maternally of Col Sir Hector Munro of Foulis, 11th Baronet [1849-1935].

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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Winfield/Warner engagement

._The engagement was announced 6 Aug, 2020, between Alexander William Winfield [born 1984], son of Mr Robert Winfield, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, by his wife the former Karen M Shields, & Katherine Jocelyn Rose Warner [born 1987], second daughter of Sir Philip Courtenay Thomas Warner, 4th Baronet [born 3 Apr, 1951], of Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Penelope Anne Elmer.

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Sir Theodore George Roderick [Roddy] Brinckman, 6th Baronet 1932-2020

_. Sir Theodore George Roderick ]Roddy] Brinckman, 6th Baronet, died 26 July, 2020. He was 88.

He was born 20 March, 1932, son of Sir Roderick Napoleon Brinckman, 5th Baronet, DSO, MC [1902-85], by his 1st wife the former Margaret Wilson Southam [1900-77]; succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father, 16 Apr, 1985.

He married 1stly, 11 June, 1958 [div 1983], Helen Mary Anne Cook [died 31 Dec, 2007], daughter of Arnold Eliot Cook, of Toronto; married 2ndly, 7 Dec, 1983, as her third husband, the Hon Greta Sheira Bernadette Grant-Ferris [born 1937], daughter of the life peer, the Baron Harvington [1907-97]; married 3rdly, 29 Sept, 2001, as her third husband, Margaret Diana [Maggsie] Davidson Wakefield [1934-2015], daughter of Hugh Claude Wakefield ]1888-1971]. 

Sir Roddy, from his first marriage, leaves two sons, and a daughter. The elder son, Theodore Jonathan, born 19 Feb, 1960, succeeds as 7th baronet. 

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Perlmutter/Stopford engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 5 Aug, 2020,between Jonathan Perlmutter [born 1980], son of Mr Laurence J Perlmutter [born 1953], of Norwich, and Mrs Perlmutter, and Clementine Lucy Patricia Stopford [born 1986], scion of the Earls of Courtown, daughter of the Hon Jeremy Neville Stopford, LVO [born 1958], of Great Bedwyn, co Wilts, by his wife the former Bronwen Macdonald Milner.

Clementine Stopford is a granddaughter paternally of the 8th Earl of Courtown [1908-75]. Her father, Jeremy, was Equerry to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, 1982-84, and was appointed LVO.

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2nd Baron Renwick 1935-2020

_. The 2nd Baron Renwick died 2 August, 2020. He was 84.

Harry Andrew Renwick was born 10 Oct, 1935, son of the 1st Baron Renwick, KBE [1904-73], by his first wife the former Dorothy Mary Parkes [1908-2001].

He succeeded his father as 2nd Baron and 3rd Baronet, 30 August, 1973. The baronetcy was created in 1927, and the peerage, one of the last hereditary baronies, was created in 1964.

He married firstly, 27 Apr, 1965 [div 1989], Susan Jane Lucking [born 1939], daughter of Capt Kenneth Stephen Lucking [1910-40]; married secondly, 12 June, 1989, Mrs Homayoun Mazandi,  daughter of Maj Mahmoud Yazdamparst Pakzad. He leaves 2 sons from his first marriage, Robert and Michael.

The elder son, the Hon Robert James Renwick, born 19 August, 1966, succeeds as 3rd Baron. He is unmarried.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Coco Florence Dunlop [born 2020]

_. Georgina Helen [Georgie] Dunlop [nee Spencer, born 1987], wife of [Robert] James [Jamie] Dunlop [born 1987], gave birth to a daughter, Coco Florence, in London, 27 July, 2020.

Jamie Dunlop is a son of Robert Andrew Dunlop [born 1948], by his wife the former Catherine Jennifer Ewart, and is a grandson of Maj Roy Dunlop, MBE [1906-91], who married Sheila Gertrude Tollemache Arbuthnot [1917-2019], scion of the Arbuthnot baronets.

Georgie Dunlop is a daughter of Peter Kenneth Spencer and the former Stephanie Moira Russell.

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John Henry Deen [died 2020]

_.John Henry Deen died in Paris, 31 July,2020.

He married 1stly, 1963 [div 1970], Jane Eldred Marion Syke [born 1938], daughter of Maj Humphrey Hugh Sykes [1907-91], descended from the Viscounts Massereene and Ferrard; secondly 1970 [div 1976], Susan Jane Sefton-Smith [born 1948], a descendant of the Salt baronets; married 2ndly, 1982 [div 1991], [Henrietta] Nina Sylvia Campbell [born 1945], the interior designer, Nina Campbell, daughter of Colonel John Archibald Campbell [1898-1974], by his second     wife the former Elizabeth Popper Pearth [1914-96]; married 3rdly, 1993, Catherine J.M. Bonne. He is survived by his third wife and a son and three daughters.

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Joseph Bobby [Joe] Marsham [born 2020]

_. The Hon Lucy Harriet Marsham [nee Beaumont, b 1981], scion of the Viscounts Allendale, and wife of the Hon Michael Julian Marsham [b 1979], scion of the Earls of Romney, gave birth to a son, Joseph Bobby [Joe], 24 July, 2020, a brother for Louis Alexander, who was b 4 Oct, 2014,and for Molly Tessa Cisi,  who was born 1st February, 2017.
 
The Hon Michael Marsham is a yr son of the 8th Earl of Romney and the Countess of Romney.
 
The Hon Lucy Marsham is a daughter of the 4th Viscount Allendale and Viscountess Allendale.
 
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Sunday, August 02, 2020

Saunders/Buscombe engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 1 August, 2020, between [Robert] Jack Saunders [born 1988], younger son of Mr Simon P. Saunders, of Bideford, Devon, by his former wife the former Sally Burrough [now Mrs Sally Bate, of Wimbledon], & the Hon Nathalie Jane Buscombe [born 1987], daughter of Mr Philip John Buscombe, by his wife the Baroness Buscombe [born 12 March, 1954], barrister, Conservative member of the House of Lords [Life Peer].

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Saturday, August 01, 2020

Ogilvie Thompson/Mali marriage

_. The marriage took place at Holy Cross, Binsted, Hampshire, 18 July, 2020, between Luke Julian Ogilvie Thompson (born 1991), son of the Rev Christopher William Ogilvie Thompson (born 31 August, 1958), of Binstead, Hampshire, by his wife the former Kathleen Jean Blackstock, & Ursa Mali, daughter of Mrs Dora Mali, of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Luke's grandfather, Julian Ogilvie Thompson married 24 July, 1956, the Hon Tessa Mary Brand (b 21 Apr, 1934), daughter of Thomas Brand, 4th Viscount Hampden (1900-65).

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Sir John Guinness, Kt, CB 1935-2020

_. Sir John Ralph Sidney Guinness, Kt, CB, who died 27 July, 2020, aged 84, was a scion of the eponymous brewing dynasty, descended from a collateral branch of the Guinness baronets.

Career: He was a former Chairman of the Trinity Group Finance Ltd; Union Discount Co Ltd 1960-61; Overseas Development Institute 1961-62; joined the Foreign Office 1962; Economic Relations Dept, 1962-63; Third Secretary, UK Mission to the United Nations, New York 1963-64; Seconded to the UN Secretariat as Special Assistant to the Dep Under Sec, and later Under Sec for Economic and Social Affairs 1964-66; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1967-69; First Secretary, [Econ] at the British High Commission, Ottawa, 1969-72; Seconded to the Central Policy Review Staff, Cabinet Office, 1972-75; Counsellor, 1974; Alternate UK Rep to the Law of the Sea Conference, 1975-77; Seconded to the CPRS, 1977-79; transferred to the Home Civil Service, 1980; Under-Secretary 1980-83; Deputy Secretary 1983-91; Permanent Secretary 1991-92, Dept of Energy; Chairman, British Nuclear Fuels, 1992-99; Director, Guinness Mahon Holdings, 1993-99; Ocean Group 1993-2000; Mithras Investment Trust from 1994; Governor, Oxford Energy Institute, 1984-92; Chairman, Reviewing Committee on Export of Works of Art from 1995; Member, East Anglia Rgl Committee, NT, 1989-94; Member, Development Committee, National Portrait Gallery, 1994-99; Member, Council BITC, 1992-99; President, Committee, CBI 1997-99 [Member of the Council 1993-97]; Director, UK-Japan 2000 Group, 1995-99; Member of the Advisory Council, Business Div, Prince's Trust, 1999-;  Trustee, Prince's Youth Business Trust, 1992-99; Trustee, Royal Collection Trust from  2001; Governor, Compton Verney House Trust. &c. 

He was appointed CB in 1985, and knighted in 1999. 

He was born 23 December, 1935, son of Capt Edward Douglas Guinness, CBE [1893-1983], by his wife the former Martha Letière Sheldon [1894-1976]. His elder brother was Sir Howard Guinness, Kt, VRD [1932-2019].

He married 15 July, 1967, Valerie Susan North [1937-2014], scion of the North baronets, daughter of Roger North [1901-85], by his wife the former Pamela Susan O'Rorke [1908-97], by whom he had issue, a daughter, Lucy [born 1970], and two sons, Rupert [born 1971], and Peter, who died at the age of 4 in 1978.

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Faith/Bell engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1 Aug, 2020, between Guy G.A. Faith, second son of Brigadier Anthony John Faith, OBE [born 1952], of West Burton, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Philippa Barton, of Little Ouseburn, North Yorkshire, and Martha Clare Bell [born 1984], younger daughter of Mr [William] Robert Geoffrey Bell, of Langcliffe, North Yorkshire, by his former wife the Hon Serena Frances Fairfax [born 12 December, 1952], daughter of the 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron [1923-64], by his wife the former Sonia Helen Gunston [died 2017], sometime Lady of the Bedchamber to HM The Queen.

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