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Monday, November 30, 2020

Calum John Slaney Rollo 1953-2020

 _. Calum John Slaney Rollo, who died 21 November, 2020, aged 67, was a scion of the Lords Rollo [Lordship of Scotland, cr 1651, & Baron Dunning, Peerage of the UK, cr 1869]. He was born 20 February, 1953, son of Alexander David Rollo [1909-1974], and his wife the former Margaret Valmai Wilmot [d 17 May, 1961]; married 1980, Lindsay Froggatt [born 1953], daughter of George D.H. Froggatt, and his wife the former Isabel Russell, by whom he had issue, a son Euan, and two daughters, Philippa and Elizabeth.

Calum Rollo was a great-grandson of John, 10th Lord Rollo [1835-1916].

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Douglas James Dundas [born 2020]

 _. Sophie Elizabeth Dundas [nee Garnier, born 1988], wife of Ralph William Dundas 3rd of Airdbheith [born 1988], head of that landed gentry family, and descended from the Barons Walsingham, gave birth to a son, Douglas James, 23 Oct, 2020, a brother for Frank William, who was born 21 June, 2019.

Ralph Dundas is a son of the late [Robert] Alexander Dundas of Airdbheith [1947-2003], by his wife the former Sarah Rosalind Wilson [born 1953], a granddaughter maternally of Sir James Lithgow, 1st Baronet [1883-1952].

Sophie Dundas is the second daughter of Maj [James] Hugh Garnier [b 7 Apr 1948], by his wife the former Katherine Puckle.

Douglas's Walsingham lineage:-

8th Baron Walsingham-->Hon Lavender de Grey-->Maj Hugh Garnier-->Sophie Garnier-->Douglas Dundas


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 He m c2014 Sophia Elizabeth (b 1988) d of Maj James Hugh GARNIER (b 1948, gs of the 8th Baron WALSINGHAM DSO OBE JP DL (1884-1965)), and Katherine Hale d of J H PUCKLE of Foxton House, Cambridgeshire. Their 1st s Frank William b 21 June 2019.

Matilda Alice Blanshard [born 2020]

 _. Georgina Sarah Blanshard [nee Garnier, born 1989], wife of Thomas James William Blanshard [born 1989], and descended from the Barons Walsingham, gave birth to a daughter, Matilda Alice, 22 November, 2020.

Georgina is the third daughter of Major [James] Hugh Garnier [born 7 Apr 1948], and his wife the former Katherine Puckle.

Thomas is a son of Michael Thomas William Blanshard [born 1954], and his wife the former Philippa Janje Hardman.

Matilda's Walsingham descent:-

8th Baron Walsingham-->Hon Lavender de Grey-->Maj Hugh Garnier-->Georgina Garnier-->Matilda Blanshard.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Hon Elizabeth Anne Robertson 1931-2020

 _. The Hon Elizabeth Anne Robertson, who died 20 November, 2020, aged 89, was born in 1931, a daughter of General the Baron Bourne, GCB, KBE, CMG [1902-1902], life peer, distinguished military figure, by his wife the former Agnes Evelyn Thompson [1901-90]; she married in 1952, Maj Ian McKay Robertson [1927-1984], by whom she had four sons, Charles, Jollyon, Rupert and Mark.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Marlowe/Osborne engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 28 September, 2020, between Benjamin Marlowe [born 16 Aug, 1969], son of Derek Marlowe, and his former wife the former Susan Rose [Suki] Phipps [born 27 Apr, 1941], and Emma Osborne, daughter of Mr & Mrs Alan Osborne.

Benjamin Marlowe is a grandson of Lieut Alan Phipps, RN [1915-43], and his wife the Hon Veronica Nell Fraser [1920-2005], scion of the Lord Lovat, daughter of the 14th Lord Lovat [1871-1933].

Benjamin's mother, now Mrs Suki Paravicini, has been thrice wed [1] in 1959 [div 1968], to Richard St Clair de la Mare [1936-2015], grandson of Walter de la Mare, OM [1873-1956], the poet; [2] in 1968 [div 1986], to Derek Marlowe, and [3], in 1986, to Capt Nicolas Vincent Somerset Paravicini [born 1937], a grandson of the writer [William] Somerset Maugham, CH [1874-1965].

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India Hicks engaged to David Flint Wood

 _. After a partnership of almost twenty five years and four children, India Hicks and David Flint Wood have decided to make it official and have announced their engagement in the Daily Telegraph.

Writer India Amanda Caroline Hicks [born 5 September, 1967], whose home is at Harbour Island, the Bahamas, is a granddaughter of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, a cousin of the British Royal Family, and was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and the Prince of Wales in 1981.

India is the younger daughter of the late designer David Nightingale Hicks [1929-98], and his wife the Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Mountbatten [born 19 Apr, 1929], who was Lord Mountbatten's younger daughter.

India's is to wed David Flint Wood [born 3 March, 1961], a son of Derek and Wendy Flint Wood, is a former Saatchi & Saatchi advertising executive, by whom she has four children, Felix, 23, Amory, 21, Conrad, 17, and Domino, 12. The Flint Woods are also legal guardians of Bahamian teenager, Wesley.

India Hicks, a great-great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria, is, according to Wikipedia, 678th in line of succession to the Throne.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

George Anthony Birch 1935-2020

_. George Anthony Birch, who died 3 November, 2020, aged 84, was descended from the Viscounts Chetwynd; he was born in 1935, son of Ronald Anthony Edward Birch [1908-1990], and his wife the former Barbara Mary Elizabeth Chetwynd-Stapylton [1907-2002], scion of the viscounts Chetwynd.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Agnes Sheila 'Robin' Caulfeild [died 2020]

 _. Agnes Sheila 'Robin' Caulfeild died 17 November, 2020, aged 98. She was born circa 1922, daughter of Edward Buckmaster Robinson, of Tankerton, Kent, and married 16 May, 1959, as his second wife, Brigadier Toby St George Caulfeild [1919-2005], scion of the Viscounts Charlemont. She was widowed, 27 Sept, 2005.

Mrs Caulfeild's step-daughter is Grania Maria Caulfeild [born 19 Apr 1947], wife of the Baron Cavendish of Furness [b 2 Nov, 1941], of Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria.

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Ewen James Fassiefern Cameron [died 2020]

 _. Ewen James Fassiefern Cameron died 22 November, 2020. He was 86.

He was a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Bruce Allan Fassiefern Cameron [1906-77], of Foston Lodge, North Yorkshire, a deputy lieutenant for North Yorkshire;  married 11 September, 1964, Louise Ralli [born 4 March, 1942], scion of the Ralli baronets, daughter of Sir Godfrey Victor Ralli, 3rd Baronet [1915-2010], and his wife the former Nora Margaret Forman. He leaves a widow, and two sons, James [born 8 Aug 1965] and Alistair [born 19 Aug 1968].

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Bluebell Matilda Poppy Schiff [born 2020]

 _. Katharine Arabella [Katie] Schiff [nee Readman, born 1988], wife of Frederick John Albert Schiff [born 1984], gave birth to a daughter, Bluebell Matilda Poppy, 17 November, 2020.

Fred Schiff is a son of the late Robert John Denis Schiff [1958-1990], descended from the Barons Clanmorris, and his wife the former Lucinda Mary Sherston.

Katie Schiff is a daughter of [John] Peter A. Readman [born 1946], and his wife, the former Pamela Cecil.

The Schiffs have a daughter, Constance Faith, who was born a twin, 11 Oct, 2018, with a sister, Faith Constance, who was tragically stillborn that day.

Descent from Clanmorris: The 5th Baron Clanmorris-->Hon John Bingham-->Mary Bingham-->Robert Schiff-->Fred Schiff-->Bluebell Schiff

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Rocco Di Torrepadula/Wolstenholme engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 24 November, 2020, between Don Pietro Emanuele Rocco di Torrepadula, son of Don Cristoforo Rocco di Torrepadula [born 1951], and the late Mrs Corinne Rocco di Torrepadula [1960-2002] [nee Chambon] of Kensington, London, and Florence Maud Wolstenholme [born 1990], elder daughter of [Anthony] Richard Ashmore Wolstenholme [born 1956], of Thompson, Norfolk, & his wife the former Katharine Juliet Garnier [born 16 Oct, 1958], descended from the Barons Walsingham.

Florence Wolstenholme is a granddaughter maternally of Colonel William d'Arcy Garnier [1918-1989], descended from the Keppel Earls of Albemarle, and his wife the former Hon Lavender Hyacith de Grey [1923-2010], daughter of the 8th Baron Walsingham, DSO, OBE [1884-1965].

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Patrick Michael Franklin-Adams 1944-2020

 _.Patrick Michael Franklin-Adams, who died from Alzheimer's, 18 November, 2020, aged 76, was descended from the Hanburys of Kingston Maurward. Born in 1944, son of Thomas Hanbury Franklin-Adams [1915-1991], and his wife the former Daphne Joan Turvill [1922-1995]; married 7 January, 1967, Carol Giuseppi, daughter of E.L. Giuseppi, OBE, of Overdale, Woldingham, by whom he had issue, Katherine, James, Vanessa and Jonny.

His grandfather, Bernard Inman Franklin-Adams [1882-1957], of East Grinstead, Sussex married 11 June, 1908, Mary Kathleen Hanbury [1881-1965], scion of that landed gentry family.

His daughter, Vanessa, married in 2002, Duncan Maclay, scion of the Barons Maclay, a grandson of the 2nd Baron Maclay.

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The Viscountess Simon, wife of the 3rd Viscount, has died aged 83

 _. The Viscountess Simon, wife of the 3rd Viscount, died 14 November, 2020. She was 83.

She was the former Mary Elizabeth Burns, daughter of John Joseph Burns, of Sydney, New South Wales, and married 26 April, 1969, the then Hon Jan David Simon [born 20 July, 1940], son and heir of the 2nd Viscount Simon [1902-1993], and his wife the former [Maud] James Christie Hunt [died 2000], by whom she had a daughter, Fiona.

Her husband succeeded his father in 1993 as 3rd Viscount Simon [Peerage of the UK, cr 1940]. He was Deputy Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, and a Deputy Speaker, and elected to the upper house after the expulsion of the hereditary peers in 1999.

Viscountess Simon is survived by her husband and daughter. Their is no heir to the peerage.

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Wells/Birch Reynardson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 24 November, 2020, between Patrick Wells, son of David and Robin Wells, of Putney, and Daisy Mary Birch Reynardson [born 1986], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Thomas Henry Birch Reynardson [born 1956], of Adwell, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 2015, and his wife the former Imogen Mary Caldecott.

Daisy Birch Reynardson is a descendant of the Ponsonby Barons De Mauley, cadets of the Earls of Bessborough, &c.

2nd Baron De Mauley-->Edwin Ponsony-->Diana Ponsonby-->William Birch Reynardson-->Thomas Birch Reynardson-->Daisy Birch Reynardson

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Monday, November 23, 2020

The Baron Lebedev, of Hampton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and of Siberia in the Russian Federation

 _. The life peerage awarded to Evgeny Alexandrovich Lebedev, in the prime minister's dissolution honours list, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Lebedev, of Hampton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and of Siberia in the Russian Federation, 19 Nov 2020.

I am struggling to find a previous instance of 'Siberia' being included in the territorial designation of a peerage.

Lord Lebedev (born 8 May 1980) is a Russian-British businessman, who is the owner of Lebedev Holdings Ltd, which owns the Evening Standard, The Independent and the TV channel London Live. In July 2020, Lebedev was nominated for a life peerage by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a move that drew criticism.

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Hugh Barkley Gonnerman Dalgety 1943-2020

 _. Hugh Barkley Gonnerman Dalgety, who died 19 November, 2020, aged 77, was a scion of that landed gentry family, of Lockerley Hall, Romsey, Hampshire.

Mr Dalgety was head of the family. His grandfather, Capt Frederick John Dalgety [b 19 Nov 1866- died 23 May, 1926], married 10 June, 1897, the Hon Pauline Caroline McClintock-Bunbury [1877-1935], third daughter of the 2nd Baron Rathdonnell [1848-1929].

He was born in 1943, son of Arthur William Hugh Dalgety [b 17 Nov, 1899- d. 1972], head of the family, and his wife Ada Emily Mary [1903-1990], former wife of John Barrow. He married in 1976, Margaret Anne Baring [born 22 November, 1944], scion of the Baring baronets, of the eponymous banking family, by whom he had issue, two sons, Richard and Thomas, and a daughter, Katherine. The elder son Richard Hugh Dalgety [born 6 Sept, 1977], succeeds his father as head of the landed gentry family.

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Twin sons for the Hon Edward and Mrs Hope-Morley

 _. Harriet Hope-Morley [nee Martin], wife of the Hon Edward Hope-Morley [born 9 April, 1981], scion of the Barons Hollenden, gave birth to twin sons, Oscar and Rowan, 19 November, 2020, brothers for Fergus.

The Hon Edward Hope-Morley is the eldest son and heir of the 4th Baron Hollenden [born 23 Oct, 1946], and his first wife the former Beatrice Saulnier d'Anchald, daughter of Baron Pierre d'Anchald, of Paris.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Railing/Treta engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 November, 2020, between Alexander Peter Railing [born 1990], youngest son of the late Mark John Railing [1957-2013], and his wife the former Philippa Anne Madeleine Prideaux-Brune [born 1961], scion of that landed gentry family, & Doriana Treta, daughter of Mr & Mrs Petrisor Treta, of Romania.

Alexander Railing is a grandson maternally of Philip Egerton Edmund Prideaux-Brune [1921-1999], and his wife the former Pamela Maud Ferrers-Grey [1922-2015].

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Smith/Streatfeild-Moore engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 21 November, 2020, between Edward J.D. Smith, eldest son of Mr & Mrs David Smith, of London, & Emily L.N. Streatfeild-Moore, scion of that landed family, of Oakhanger Park, daughter of John Edward Alexander Streatfeild-Moore [born 1950], of London, and his wife the former Ursula A. Whiston [born circa 1946].

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Coker/Pinheiro De Andrade engagement

  _. The engagement was announced 21 November, 2020, between James Coker [born 1996], son of Andrew Richard Coker [born 1959], of Abingdon on Thoames, co Oxford, and his wife the former Emma Wilbraham Montgomery Cannon-Brookes [born 1968], & Isabella Pinheiro de Andrade, daughter of Mr Marcos Pinheiro de Andrade, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Mrs Lisia Moreira Pinheiro de Andrade, also of Rio de Janeiro.

James Coker is a grandson maternally of Peter Cannon-Brookes [born 1938], and his wife the former Caroline Aylmer Christie-Miller [born 1942], scion of that landed gentry family of Clarendon Park.

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George Denis Kildare Dobbs 1947-2020

 _. George Denis Kildare Dobbs, who died 18 November, 2020, aged 73, was a great-grandson of the 1st Baron Vestey.

He was born 4 September, 1947, son of Major William Bellingham Denis Dobbs [1909-1982], and his wife the former Norah Vestey [1916-2016].

He married in 1975, Prunella Osborne Philips, daughter of Osborne David Philips, and his wife the former Dorothy Norah Lovell, by whom he had issue, three sons, David, Edward and Daniel, and a daughter, Emily.

George Dobbs was a grandson of the Hon George Ellis Vestey [1884-1968], and a great-grandson of the meat millionaire, the 1st Baron Vestey [1859-1940].

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Caroline Anne Colina Dudley-Williams [died 2020]

 _. Caroline Anne Colina Dudley-Williams died 17 November, 2020. She was the former Caroline Duncan, daughter of Robert Henry Clare Duncan, of the Old Rectory, Sutton Montis, Somerset, and married 28 April, 1973, Malcolm Philip Edgcumbe Dudley-Williams [born 10 August, 1947], second son of Sir Rolf Dudley-Williams, 1st Baronet [1908-1987], and his wife the former Margaret Helen Robinson [d. 2007], by whom she had issue, two sons, Nicholas and Patrick, and a daughter, Clare.

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Dr John Ruairidh Morrison, Chief of the Clan Morrison 1968-2020

 _. Dr John Ruairidh Morrison of Ruchdi, who died 7 November, 2020, aged 52, was Chief of the Clan Morrison.

He assumed office, as Clan Chief, on 11 December 2010; following his father, Dr Iain Martin Morrison, who took office on 12 June 1974. 

Dr John Morrison was a grandson of another Dr John Morrison, who was appointed as Chief of all Morrisons in 1965 by the Lord Lyon, King of Arms. His lineage can be traced back thirteen generations to the Morrisons of Harris, the hereditary keepers of the Dun of Pabbay.

He was born 8 January, 1968, son of Iain Martin Morrison [b 11 Nov, 1938], and his 1st wife the former Caroline Elizabeth Lowe. He succeeded his father in 2010. Dr Morrison leaves a widow, Anne Michelle, and children Alasdair and Marin.

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Lucinda Mary Harriet Feast [nee Salt] 1964-2020

 _. Lucinda Mary Harriet Feast, who died 11 November, 2020, aged 56, was a scion of the Salt baronets, of Saltaire; born 8 September, 1964, the third daughter of Sir Anthony Houlton Salt, 6th Baronet [1931-1991], and his wife the former Prudence Mary Dorothea Francis Meath Baker; she married 26 Oct, 1996, Stuart Feast, by whom she had one daughter, Louisa Emily Frances [born 8 May, 1998].

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Digby Reg Cooke-Hurle [born 2020]

 _. Laura Frances Boscawen [born 21 Nov, 1982], partner of John Richard Feilding [Jack] Cooke-Hurle [born 1980], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Digby Reg, 14 November, 2020, a half-brother for Rocco Feilding Cooke-Hurle, who was born  1 Nov, 2014.

Laura Boscawen is a granddaughter of the 9th Viscount Falmouth [born 31 Oct, 1919], and is a daughter of the Hon Evelyn Arthur Hugh Boscawen [born 13 May, 1955], and his first wife the former Lucia Caroline Vivian-Neal.

Jack Cooke-Hurle is a son of John Feilding Cooke-Hurle [born 1947], and his wife the former Marion [Moppet] Wynifred Hobson [born 1947], scion of the Hobson landed gentry family. Jack was married to Camilla Jackson [born 1978], mother of his son, Rocco.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

[Duncan] Hamish Darroch-Thompson [born 2020]

  _. Jamie Darroch-Thompson [nee Barys], wife of Duncan John Darroch-Thompson [born 1986], scion of the Scots landed gentry family, the Darrochs of Gourock, gave birth to a son Duncan Hamish, to be known as Hamish, 14 November, 2020, in Shanghai.

Duncan [born 1986], is a son of Matthew John Thompson [afterwards Darroch-Thompson, born 1954], and his wife Claire Nicola [born 23 Dec, 1956], daughter of Duncan Darroch of Gourock [Chief of the Name of Darroch and 8th Baron of Gourock] [1931-2011], and his wife the former Nicola Jeanne Seidl [who died 2018].

Jamie Darroch-Thompson is a daughter of Paul Barys, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States.

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Isla Annie Isabel Brown [born 2020]

 _. Cordelia Isabel Marie Brown [nee Kerr], wife of Edward Charles Alexander Brown [born 1986], and scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, gave birth to a daughter, Isla Annie Isabel, 13 November, 2020.

Cordelia is a daughter of William Walter Raleigh Kerr [born 17 Aug, 1950], and his wife the former Griselda Mary Hamilton-Baillie [born 7 Nov, 1950], scion of the Earls of Haddington.

Edward Brown is a son of Lieutenant-General Christopher Charles Brown, CBE [born 1955], and his wife the former Leigh Margaret Kennedy.

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Oriel Hermione Robinson [née Steel] 1930-2020

 _. Oriel Hermione Robinson [née Steel], who died 7 November, 2020, aged 89, was a granddaughter maternally of the 1st Baron Rockley.

She was born 29 November, 1930, a daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Greville Acton Steel [1904-1981], and his first wife the Hon Maud Katharine Alicia Cecil [1904-1981]; she married 8 Feb, 1958, as his second wife, Basil William [Robbie] Robinson [1912-2006], by whom she had issue, a son, William [born 31 May, 1959], and a daughter, Alicia [born 24 May, 1962].

Her grandfather, Lord Rockley, was a grandson of James Brownlow William Gascoyne-Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Salisbury [1791-1868].

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Yorke/On engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 20 November, 2020, between Henry Cosimo Frederick Yorke [born 26 April, 1991], scion of the Earls of Hardwicke, younger son of James Alexander Yorke [born 30 March, 1954], of Parsons Green, London, and his wife the former Primrose Mary Alexandra Kitson, & Vanessa W.Y. On, younger daughter of Mr Darren On Chee Seng and Mrs Virginia Lang, of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

Henry Yorke is a great-great grandson of John Manners Yorke, 7th Earl of Hardwicke [1840-1909].

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Millington-Drake/Saunders engagement

  _. The engagement was announced 19 November, 2020, between Hugo James Millington-Drake [born 1990], scion of the Drake landed gentry family, of Inshriach, son of Tristan James Millington-Drake [born 1956], of Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, and Mrs Kathleen Regina Millington-Drake [nee Carlin], of Rochester, Minnesota, & Josephine E. Saunders, daughter of William Saunders, of Lewes, East Sussex, and Sarah Saunders, of Northiam, East Sussex.

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Randle Brooks 1941-2020

 _. Randle Brooks died 11 November, 2020. He married in 1980, Juliet Marit Gabriel Aschan [born 1 Dec, 1946], daughter of Carl Nils Wilhelm Gunnar Aschan, by his wife the former Marit Victoria Guinness [1919-2004], scion of the Guinness brewing dynasty. He leaves a son, Henry Randle [born 13 Sept, 1980], and a daughter, Serena Mary [born 12 July, 1983].

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Richard Alan Opperman 1934-2020

 -. Richard Alan Opperman died 16 November, 2020. He was born in 1934, a son of Maj. [Ernest] Reginald Opperman [1906-2008], and his wife the former Josephine Mary Potts [1904-2000]; married 13 February, 1960, Ursula Peto [born 30 April, 1938], scion of the Peto baronets, daughter of Anthony Peto [1907-1994], & Baroness [Olga Louise] Barbara Wrangel von Brehmer [1907-87], by whom he had issue.

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Oliver John Maxwell Eley 1933-2020

 _. Oliver John Maxwell Eley, who died 10 November, 2020, was a scion of that landed gentry family, of East Bergholt, born in 1933, a younger son of Charles Ryves Maxwell Eley, OBE [1902-1983], and his first wife, Viola Eva Peel [1903-1992], scion of the Peels of Trenant Park; married 1959, [Margaret] Anne Lyle, scion of the Lyle family, of Tate & Lyle, daughter of Sir Ian Duff Lyle, DSC [1907-78], and his wife the former Julia Margaret McKechnie [1912-1962], by whom he had a son, Rupert [born 1960], and a daughter, Elizabeth [Eliza] [born 1962].

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Todd/Riddell engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 18 November, 2020, between Alasdair Ranald Todd [born 1995], son of Douglas Fleming Todd [born 1937], of Monmout, and Mrs Samsara Todd, of Coleford, Gloucestershire, & Henrietta Mary Riddell [born 1993], scion of that landed gentry family, younger daughter of Simon Francis Riddell [born 1961], and his wife, the former Joanna Lucy Horlock [born 1962].

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Susan Marion Ingleby-Mackenzie [died 2020]

 _. Susan Marion Ingleby-Mackenzie [nee Clifford-Turner], died 12 November, 2020. She was 83.

She was the former Susan Marion Clifford-Turner, daughter of Raymond Clifford-Turner, and married firstly, 30 Oct, 1956 [divorced], Robin Andrew Stormonth Darling [1926-2009], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Patrick Stormonth Darling [1886-1960], and his wife the former Edith Mary Ormston Lamb; she married 2ndly, 1975, Alexander Colin David Ingleby-Mackenzie, OBE [1933-2006], the cricketer, son of Vice-Admiral Sir Kenneth Ingleby-Mackenzie [1892-1961].

Susan Ingleby-Mackenzie had three sons and one daughter from her first marriage, and a daughter from the second marriage.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Baron Stoddart of Swindon 1926-2020

 _. Lord Stoddart of Swindon, a life peer, died 14 November, 2020, aged 94.

David Leonard Stoddart was born 4 May 1926. He was a British politician who served as Member of Parliament for Swindon from 1970 to 1983, and as a life peer in the House of Lords from 1983 to his death in 2020. He served as a Labour peer from 1983 to 2002, when he was expelled from the Labour benches, after which he sat as an Independent Labour peer until his death.

Stoddart was a member of the County Borough Council of Reading from 1954 to 1972 and the Leader of the Council from 1967 to 1972.  He was the Labour candidate for Newbury in 1959 and 1964, and narrowly lost at Swindon in a by-election in 1969.

Stoddart became the Labour Member of Parliament for Swindon in 1970, but in 1983 he lost his seat to the Conservative Simon Coombs. Stoddart was a government whip from 1975 to 1978, PPC to the Housing Minister 1974–75 and Front Bench opposition spokesman on Trade and Industry.

Stoddart was raised to the peerage as a life peer on 14 September 1983 taking the title Baron Stoddart of Swindon, of Reading in the Royal County of Berkshire. He was Chief Front Bench spokesman on energy 1983–1988 and served as House of Lords Whip during the same period.

He was expelled from the Labour benches in the House of Lords in 2002 for backing a Socialist Alliance candidate in the 2001 general election, an action he took because he strongly opposed the parachuting of Shaun Woodward, a defector from the Conservative Party, into the safe Labour seat of St Helens South.

Stoddart was for many years the Chairman of the Campaign for an Independent Britain, which campaigns for the United Kingdom to end its membership of the European Union, a position he held from 1985 until May 2007. In 2016, he expressed his support for the upcoming EU referendum, urging withdrawal from the European Union.

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Gilia Fleur Slocock [née Whitehead] 1936-2020

_. Gilia Fleur Slocock [née Whitehead], who died 11 November, 2020, aged 84, was a scion of the Whitehead baronets; she was born 29 March, 1936, the eldest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Gilbert Rathbone Whitehead [1910-68], and his wife the former Adeline Joy Rumball; she married 20 Aug, 1960 [divorced 1990], as his first wife, Martin Oliver Slocock [who died 3 June, 2017], by whom she had issue, two sons and a daughter.

Gilia Slocock was a granddaughter of Sir Rowland Whitehead, 3rd Baronet [1863-1942].

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Downing/Evans marriage

 _. The marriage took place 30 October, 2020, at Upwaltham Barns, between Thomas Peter Downing [born 1989], son of Stephen John Lowcock Downing, and his wife the former Amanda Patricia Coghill [born 1960], & Lauren P. Evans.

Tom Downing's mother is a scion of the Coghill baronets, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel John Kendal Plunket Coghill, OBE [1929-2017].

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Suzanne Kate Bullock-Marsham [1920-2020]

 _. Suzanne Kate Marsham died 13 November, 2020, aged 100. She was born in 1920, a daughter of Dudley Holloway; she married in 1941, Maj Cloudeseley George Bullock-Marsham [1917-2011], scion of the Earls of Romney, son of the cricketer Maj. Cloudeseley Henry Bullock-Marsham [1878-1928], and his wife the former Algitha Parker [1880-1972], scion of the Earls of Macclesfield. She was widowed 19 Feb, 2011. She leaves twin daughters, Rachel & Fiona.

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Lady Cox, mother of the Earl of Radnor, dies aged 86

 _. Lady Cox, who died 11 November, 2020, aged 86, was the widow of Vice Admiral Sir John Cox, KCB, scion of the Seth-Smith landed gentry family, and mother of the Earl of Radnor.

She was born Anne Garden Farquharson Seth-Smith, daughter of Donald Farquharson Seth-Smith, and married firstly, 8 July, 1953 [div 1962], Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie [1927-2008], then styled Viscount Folkestone [from 1968, 8th Earl of Radnor], son of the 7th Earl of Radnor [1895-1968], and his first wife the former Helena Olivia Adeane [1902-85], scion of that landed family. She married 2ndly, in 1962, Vice Admiral Sir John Michael Holland Cox, KCB [1928-2006], and was widowed, 3 Oct, 2006.

Lady Cox leaves two sons from her first marriage, William Pleydell-Bouverie, 9th Earl of Radnor [born 1955], and the Hon Peter Pleydell-Bouverie [born 1958], and a son and a daughter from her second marriage.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Sir Ian Rankin, 4th Baronet 1932-2020

 _. Sir Ian Niall Rankin, 4th Baronet, died 10 November, 2020. He was 87. He was a former Chairman of I.N. Rankin Oil Ltd.

He was born 19 December, 1932, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Niall Talbot Rankin [1904-65], and his wife the Lady Jean Margaret Florence Dalrymple, DCVO [1905-2001] long serving Woman of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

He succeeded to the baronetcy, 25 April, 1988, on the death of his uncle, Sir Hubert Rankin, 3rd Baronet.

Sir Niall served as a lieutenant in the Scots Guards; was Chairman of Slumberfleece Ltd; a Director Lindsay and Williams Ltd [1973]; a Director of Bayfine Ltd and subsidiaries 1974-85 [joint Chairman 1974-81]; Director, Highgate Optical and Industrial Co Ltd and subsidiary, 1976-84 [Joint Chairman 1976-81] Director New Arcadia Explorations Ltd [1987]; Director, Bristol Scotts, 1993-2001; Partron of the Samaritans from 1991; Member of the Council, Alexandra Rose Day; &c.

He married firstly, 2 July, 1959 [div 1967], Alexandra Durlacher [born 1937], daughter of Admiral Sir Laurence George Durlacher, KCB, OBE, DSC [1904-86]; married 2ndly, 1988 [div 1998], as her second husband, June Marsham-Townshend [born 30 June, 1942], scion of the Earls of Romney; married 3rdly, 4 June, 2013, Prudence Sporborg, who survives him. He leaves a son and a daughter from his first marriage, and a son from his second marriage. The elder son, Gavin Niall Rankin, born 19 May, 1962, succeeds to the baronetcy.

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Hon John Patrick Brooks 1938-2020

 _. The Hon John Patrick Brooks, who died 8 November, 2020, in Nottingham, was a scion of the Barons Crawshaw.

He was born 17 March, 1938, the third son of the 3rd Baron Crawshaw [1884-1946], and his wife the former Marjory Sheila Clifton [1903-64], scion of the Bruce, of Downhill baronets. He was a younger brother of the 4th Baron Crawshaw [1933-97], and the current 5th Baron [born 1934] to whom he was the heir presumptive.

He married 17 June, 1967, Rosemary Vans Agnew Franks, by whom he had a son, Edward Samuel Brooks [born 1969], now heir presumptive to his uncle's peerage, and a daughter, Caroline Miranda [born 1972].

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Willetts/Vane engagement

  _. The engagement was announced 14 November, 2020, between the Hon Matthew John Foster Willetts [born 1992], son of the life peer, the Baron Willetts, PC, FRS [born 9 March, 1956], and his wife the former Hon Sarah Harriet Anne Butterfield [born 1953], and Olivia Evelyn Mary Fletcher Vane [born 1991], scion of the Barons Inglewood, daughter of the Hon Christopher John Fletcher Vane [born 27 March, 1953], by his wife the former Margaret Eisenklam.

Matthew's father is a former Tory MP for Havant. His maternal grandfather was the Baron Butterfield [1920-2000], Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University 1983-85.

Olivia's paternal grandfather was William Morgan Fletcher-Vane, 1st Baron Inglewood [1909-89], Tory MP for Westmorland 1945-64.

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Meyrick/North engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 14 November, 2020, between Thomas William Meyrick [born 1990], son of Timothy Frank Meyrick [born 1957], of Hannington, Hampshire, and his former wife the former Janet Louise Manners [now Mrs Janet Anderson, of London], & Perdita Alexandra North [born 1991], daughter of David John Ford North [born 16 November, 1959], of Coleshill, co Oxford, by his wife the former Sarah Jane Barrow [born 1959].

Perdita's paternal grandfather Maj Geoffrey Edward Ford North married 9 March, 1950, the Hon Margaret Isolda de Grey [born 14 Aug, 1926], daughter of the 8th Baron Walshingham [1884-1965].

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Haggas/Tite engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 14 November, 2020, between George Frederick Haggas [born 1993], son of John Haggas, of Gayton, Norfolk, and his wife nee Speed, and Serena Catherine Lucinda Tite [born 1994], daughter of Christopher Charles Tite [born 1959], of Putney, London, and his wife the former Lucinda Jane Slade [born 15 Nov, 1959].

Serena's grandfather, the Rt Hon Sir Christopher John Slade, Kt, PC [born 2 June, 1927] was a Lord Justice of Appeal, 1982-91, who married 30 Dec, 1958, Jane Gwenllian Armstrong Buckley [born 22 May, 1936], scion of the Barons Wrenbury, daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Denys Burton Buckley, Kt, PC [1906-98], a Lord Justice of Appeal 1970-81, and his wife the former Gwendolen Jane Armstrong-Jones [1905-85], an aunt of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO [1930-2017].

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Anne Elizabeth Baring 1930-2020

 _. Anne Elizabeth Baring [nee Husband] died 7 November, 2020, aged 90. She was born 25 Aug, 1930, daughter of Major William Frederick Husband [1893-1973], and his wife the former Mona Montgomerie Mullins; married 15 December, 1954, Robin Windham Baring [1914-1994], scion of the Earls of Cromer, by whom she had a son, James [born 24 Feb, 1957], and three daughters, Clarissa [b 22 Sept 1955], Rosemary [b 19 Aug 1960], and Katherine [b 11 March, 1963].

Her husband was a son of the Hon Windham Baring [1880-1922] and his wife the former Lady Gweneth Frida Ponsonby [1888-1984], daughter of the 8th Earl of Bessborough [1851-1920].

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John Vivian Ritchie 1928-2020

 _.John Vivian Ritchie, who died 7 November, 2020, was a descendant of the McLaughlin of The Lydiates landed gentry family; born in 1928, daughter of Major Stewart John Ritchie, MC [1899-1940], and his wife the former Doris Margaretta McLaughlin [1896-1935]; married firstly, 1963 [div], Amber Mary Parkinson [later Lady Leighton, wife of Sir Michael Leighton, 11th Baronet]; married 2ndly, 1982, Shireen Olive Ritchie, Baroness Ritchie of Brompton [nee Folkard, a life peer] [1945-2012].

He leaves a son by his first marriage, Guy Stewart Ritchie, the film director [born 10 Sept, 1968], former husband of Madonna.

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Elizabeth Alice France-Hayhurst 1924-2020

 _. Elizabeth Alice France-Hayhurst, who died 2 November, 2020, aged 95, was a scion of that landed gentry family [now surnamed Carnegie]; born in 1924, a daughter of Gerald France-Hayhurst [1875-1940], and his wife, the former Lydia Whaley [1888-1978]. Unmarried.

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Hillgarth/Dell'Oro

_. The engagement was announced 14 November, 2020, between William Edward Francis Hillgarth [born 1991], son of Justin Francis Mariano Sebastian Hillgarth [born 1947], of South Kensington, London, and Geneva, and his wife the former Nobil Donna Antonella Carlotta Maria Grabau Di Livorno Di Volterra [born 1952], and Pilar Dell'Oro, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Mario Dell'Oro, of Milan.

William Hillgarth is a grandson of Capt Alan Hugh Hillgarth and his wife the former Hon Mary Sidney Katharine Almina Gardner [1896-1994], daughter of the 1st [and last] Baron Burghclere [1846-1921].

William''s great-aunt, the Hon Evelyn Gardner [1903-94], marrieed as her first husband the author Evelyn Waugh [1903-66].

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Mary Edith Northcote 1926-2020

 _. Mary Edith Northcote, who died 10 November, 2020, aged 94, was a scion of the Earls of Iddesleigh.

She was born 14 April, 1926, daughter of Hugh Hamilton Stafford Northcote [1887-1929], and his wife the former Josephine O'Shaughnessy; and was a great-granddaughter of Stafford Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh [1818-1887], who was Secretary of State for India 1867-68, and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1874-80 in the premiership of Benjamin Disraeli.

Mary Northcote was unmarried.

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Collet/Harford engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 14 November, 2020,. between Johan Collet, son of Mr & Mrs Harald Collet, of Jays Farm, West Sussex, & Harriet Kate Isabel Harford [born 1987], daughter of the late Philip Hugh Harford [1946-2018], and his wife the former Willa Franklin, of Horton, Gloucestershire.

Harriet Harford is a descendant of the Leveson-Gower Earls Gower [later represented by the Dukes of Sutherland]. Her great-grandfather, Hugh Wyndham Luttrell Harford was a brother of Louise Emily Harford [1864-1945], who, in 1895, married as her second husband, the 9th Duke of Beaufort [1847-1924].

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Athena Shaunagh Antonia Chastel de Boinville [born 2020]

 _.Cornelia MacGregor [nee Chastel de Boinville], wife of Frederick I.A. MacGregor, gave birth to a daughter, Athena Shauna Antonia, 2 November, 2020, a sister for Orlando.

Frederick is a son of Mr and Mrs Colin MacGregor, of Fulham, London, and Cornelia, a scion of that family of Walkern Hall, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Simon Chastel de Boinville, of Baughurst, Hampshire.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Hon Graham Cowdrey [1964-2020]

_. The Hon Graham Cowdrey, who died 10 November, 2020, aged 56, was a Kent County cricketer as an attacking batsman in first class and List A cricket from 1984-88.

He was born 27 June, 1964, the third son of cricketer Colin Michael Cowdrey, Baron Cowdrey of Tonbridge, CBE [1932-2000], and his wife the former Penny Chiesman. He was a step-son [from Colin Cowdrey's second marriage] of Lady Anne Fitzalan Howard, Lady Herries of Terregles [1938-2014].

He married in 1993, Maxine Juster, and by her had three children, two sons, Michael William [born 1998], Alexander Colin [born 2003], and a daughter [Penelope] Grace [born 2003], twin with her brother, Alexander.

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Jeremy Bagwell Purefoy, CVO 1960-2020

 _. Jeremy Bagwell Purefoy, CVO, who died 10 November, 2020, aged 60, was a scion of the Irish landed gentry family of that name, and was assistant secretary [insignia] Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

Mr Bagwell Purefoy was appointed CVO in the New Years Honours List, 2016.

He was born in 1960, son of Peter Robin Bagwell Purefoy [born 1932], and his wife [Marjorie] Leslie Monica Watts [born 1927], and married in 1986, Emma Mary Gilroy [born 1960], daughter of Ian Charles Gilroy [1936-2014], by his wife Edwina Mary Charrington [1938-2017], scion of that landed gentry family, by whom he had  a son, Oliver James [born 1988].

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Toby Morison Vere Vere Nicoll [born 2020]

 __. Henrietta Claire R. Vere Nicoll [née Breakwell, born 1984], wife of Harry Michael Vere Nicoll [born 30 September, 1983], descended from the Madden baronets, gave birth to a son, Toby Morison, 2 November, 2020, a brother for Grace Emilia Raven, who was born 7 July, 2017.

Harry Vere Nicoll is a son of Capt Graham Morison Vere Nicoll [born 9 November, 1940], the Welsh Guards, and his third wife, the former Jacquelyne Bray. Capt Graham Vere Nicoll served as Equerry to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1968.

Harry's grandfather, Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Morison Vere Nicoll, OBE, DSO [1908-99], married Joan Madden [1912-2008], daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Madden, 1st Baronet [1862-1935].

Henrietta is a daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Oliver R. St J. Breakwell, of Sherrington, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Suzanne Heal.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Riddell/di Sciara engagement

 _. The engagement has been announced between Hugh Gordon Buchanan Riddell [born 29 March, 1976], scion of the Riddell baronets, second son of Sir John Charles Buchanan Riddell of that Ilk, 13th Baronet,     KCVO [1934-2010], by his wife the former Hon Sarah Richardson [born 1942], & Donna Bianca Notabartolo dei Principi di Sciara [born at Milan, 13 Dec, 1990], daughter of Don Giuseppe Notabartolo dei Sciara [born 27 November, 1948], and his wife the former Flavia Pizzi.

Hugh Riddell's late father was Private Secretary and Treasurer to TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales, 1985-90, Extra Equerry to the Prince of Wales 1990-2010, and Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland, 2000-2009.

Hugh is a grandson maternally of the late Baron Richardson of Duntisbourne, KG, sometime Governor of the Bank of England.

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Seaton/Milne engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 November, 2020, between Alastair William Seaton [born 1986], eldest son of Andrew James Seaton [born 1954] of London, and his wife the former Helen Elizabeth Pott, & Lucinda Alice Milne [born 1991], descendant of the Dukes of Marlborough, younger daughter of Christopher John Milne [born 1951], of Highclere, Hampshire, and his wife the former Emma Elizabeth Winnington [born 26 Feb, 1956], scion of the Winnington baronets.

Lucinda's grandfather, Col. Thomas Foley Churchill Winnington [1910-99], married 1944, Lady Betty Marjorie Anson, daughter of the 4th Earl of Lichfield.

6th Duke of Marlborough-->Lord Alfred Spencer Churchill-->Jane Spencer Churchill-->Francis Salwey Winnington-->Thomas Foley Churchill Winnington-->Emma Elizabeth Winnington-->Lucinda Alice Milne.

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A niece for Sarah Duchess of York

 _. Eliza Cobb [nee Ferguson, born 1985], wife since 2017 of Harry Timothy Cobb (b 1985), and scion of the Ferguson landed gentry family, of Dummer, gave birth to a daughter, Elba Pear Rosemary, 15 October, 2020.

Eliza is a half-sister of Sarah, Duchess of York, descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry etc, and is a daughter of the late Maj Ronald Ivor Ferguson [1931-2003], by his second wife the former Susan Rosemary Deptford (now Lady Swinburn, of Dummer Down, Hampshire).

Harry Cobb is descended from the Holland-Martin landed family, son of Mr Timothy B Cobb, of Bothampstead, Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire, by his wife the former Emma Rose Holland-Martin (b 5 Sep 1953).

The Duchess of York and Princess Beatrice attended the wedding of Eliza and Harry, at Dummer, Hants, in 2017.

The infant arrived om the 61st birthday of Sarah Duchess of York.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Verbena Clarice Evans [née Barkworth] 1932-2020

 _. Verbena Clarice Evans, who died 18 October, 2020, aged 88, was a descendant of the Suton baronets, who in turn are descended from the Dukes of Rutland. She was born 9 April, 1932 a daughter of Major Henry Edmund Barkworth [1893-1940], of the Royal Artillery, and his wife the former Irene Winifred Sutton [1892-1978]; married 19 June, 1954, [William] Brian Evans [1927-2014], by whom she had a son Julian, and two daughters, Camilla and Rosamund.

John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland--->Lord George Manners-Sutton--->John Manners-Sutton-->Mary Georgiana Manners-Sutton--->Frederick Sutton--->Algernon Sutton--->Irene Sutton-->Verbena Barkworth


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Astrid Henriette Elizabeth Astor [born 2020]

 _. Princess Eliane Marie Ghislaine de Merode (b 20 March, 1990), wife of the Hon Charles Gavin John Astor (b 10 Nov, 1990), son and heir of the 3rd Baron Astor of Hever (b 16 Jun, 1946), gave birth to a daughter, Astrid Henriette Elizabeth, 9 November, 2020.

The Hon Charles Astor is Lord Astor of Hever's son, by his second wife, the former Hon Elizabeth Mackintosh, 2nd dau of the 2nd Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax.

Princess Eliane is the only daughter of Prince Léonel Amaury Marie Ghislain de Merode (b 1 Oct 1951), of Westerlo, Belgium, by his wife the former Régine Countess de Liedekerke (b 22 Jan 1955).

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The Lady Moyra Kathleen Campbell, CVO 1930-2020

 _. The Lady Moyra Campbell, CVO, who died in Belfast, 8 November, 2020, aged 90, was a scion of the Dukes of Abercorn and a Maid of Honour to HM The Queen at the Coronation, 2 June, 1953.

Lady Moyra served as a Lady in Waiting [Temp] to HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy 1954-64, then Lady in Waiting 1964-66, and an Extra Lady in Waiting 1966-69.

In 1953, aged 22, she was selected to be one of the Queen's Maids of Honour [train bearers] at the Coronation, and was the second eldest of the six ladies, all daughters of peers, chosen to partake in the ceremony. The others were Lady Jane Vane-Tempest-Stewart, daughter of the Marquess of Londonderry, Lady Mary Baillie-Hamilton, daughter of the Earl of Haddington, Lady Anne Coke [later Lady Glenconner], daughter of the Earl of Leicester, and Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill, daughter of the Duke of Marlborough.

She was born Lady Moyra Kathleen Hamilton, 22 July, 1930, the only daughter of the 4th Duke of Abercorn, KG [1904-1979], and his wife, the former Lady Mary Katherine Crichton [1905-1990], DCVO, Mistress of the Robes to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Lady Moyra was a first cousin of the 8th Earl Spencer [1924-92], father of Diana, Princess of Wales.

She married 12 November, 1966, Commander Peter Colin Drummond Campbell, LVO, RN, of Hollybrook House, Randalstown, Co Antrim, son of Major-General Sir [Alexander] Douglas Campbell, KBE, CB, DSO, MC, by whom she had issue, two sons, Rory and Michael. 

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Hon Thomas Richard Lindsay 1937-2020

 _. The Hon Thomas Richard Lindsay, who died 8 November, 2020, aged 83, was a scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres.

He was born 18 February, 1937, third son of the 28th Earl of Crawford & Balcarres, KT, GBE [1900-1975], and his wife Mary Katherine Cavendish [1903-1994], scion of the Dukes of Devonshire.

Thomas's maternal grandfather was Lord Richard Cavendish [1871-1946], of Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel, whose wife, Lady Moyra de Vere Beauclerk [1876-1942], was a scion of the Dukes of St Albans and a descendant of King Charles II and Nell Gwynn.

He married 20 April, 1961, Sarah Virginia [Ginnie] Capel-Cure [born 27 Oct, 1938], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of George Nigel Capel-Cure [1908-2004], and his wife the former Nancy Elizabeth Barry [1910-2006], who was a granddaughter maternally of the 7th Earl of Dunmore [1841-1907].

Thomas Lindsay leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters.

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Sir Edward Udny-Lister's life peerage gazetted

 _. The life peerage awarded to Sir Edward Julian Udny-Lister in Boris Johnson's Dissolution Honours List has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Udny-Lister, of Wandsworth in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Edward Julian Udny-Lister, born 25 October 1949,  is a British civil servant, political strategist and former politician. He has served as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Chief Strategic Advisor since July 2019, having been Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning under Johnson during the latter's time as Mayor of London.

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Baron Stewart of Dirleton, QC, new life peer

 _. The life peerage recently awarded to the newly appointed Advocate General for Scotland, Keith Douglas Stewart, QC, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Stewart of Dirleton, of Dirleton in the County of East Lothian

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Sir Philip Wroughton, KCVO 1933-2020

 _. Sir Philip Wroughton, KCVO, a former Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, died 7 November, 2020. He was 87. Sir Philip was a member of the Wroughton landed gentry family, of Woolley Park, Wantage.

Philip Lavallin Wroughton was born 19 April, 1933, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Lavallin Wroughton [1908-1972], and his wife the former Elizabeth Angela Rate [1904-1990], and was educated at Eton.

Career: National Service 1951-53; 2nd Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corps; with Price Forbes & Co Ltd 1954-61; C.T. Bowring and Co Ltd, 1961-96; Director, Marsh & MacLennan Cos Inc., 1988-96 Vice Chairman, 1994-96]; Chairman, Venton Underwriting Agencies Ltd, 1996-99; later a Director of Newmarket Underwriting Ltd; Member of the Council of Lloyds, 1992-95; High Sheriff of Berkshire, 1977; DL, Berkshire, 1994; Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, 1995-2008.

He was appointed KCVO in 2008.

Sir Philip married in 1957, Catriona Henrietta Ishbel MacLeod, daughter of Angus MacLeod, of Skeabost, Isle of Skye, by whom he had two daughters, Kirsten and Carolyn.

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Maj. Richard Vyvyan-Robinson, MBE 1937-2020

 _. Major Richard Vyvyan-Robinson, MBE, late The Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry, scion of the Vyvyan baronets, died 31 October, 2020, aged 83.

He was born 22 March, 1937, son of Arthur Claude Vyvyan-Robinson [1880-1960], and his wife, the former Patricia MacDonnell [1901-1982]. He married 14 September, 1968, Virginia Ann Dunn, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel William Maitland Brewster Dunn [1912-1986], of Berwick-upon-Tweed, by whom he had issue, two sons.

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Wigan/Roberts engagement

  _. The engagement was announced 10 November, 2020, between Harry David Piers Wigan [born 1993], scion of the Wigan landed gentry family, yr son of Piers David Charles Wigan [born 1959], of Great Bardfield, co Essex, and his wife the former Sophie Mary Gilroy [born 4 May, 1962], & Olivia Roberts, daughter of Mr & Mrs Paul Roberts, of Little Baddow, co Essex.

Harry's paternal grandfather, Ian Charles Gilroy [1936-2014], married 3 Oct, 1959, Edwina Mary Charrington [1938-2017], scion of that landed gentry family, of Bures Manor, Reigate.

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Lavinia Joan Hankinson [nee Lascelles] 1923-2020

 _. Lavinia Hankinson, who died 3 November, 2020, aged 97, was a scion of the Earls of Harewood, and a former wife of Gavin Maxwell, the writer, author of "Ring of Bright Water".

She was born Lavinia Joan Lascelles, 27 June, 1923, daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick [Tommy] Lascelles, GCB, GCVO, CMG, MC [1887-1981], by his wife the former Hon Joan Frances Vere Thesiger [1895-1971], daughter of the 1st Viscount Chelmsford [1868-1933].

She was a great-granddaughter of the 4th Earl of Harewood. HRH The Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor] stood sponsor at her christening.

Her father served as Assistant Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII] 1920-29, Assistant Private Secretary to King George V 1935-36, Assistant Private Secretary to King Edward VIII in 1936, Assistant Private Secretary to King George VI 1936-43, then Private Secretary to King George VI 1943-52, and finally Private Secretary and Keeper of the Queen's Archives to Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-3.

Lavinia Lascelles married 1stly, 30 March, 1946 [divorced 1960], Maj Edward Westland Renton, of The Black Watch; she married 2ndly, 1 Feb 1962 [div 1964], Gavin Maxwell, the author, who died in 1969, scion of the Maxwell baronets; married 3rdly, in 1969, as his second wife, Commander David Kyrle Hankinson, RN [1928-2011], a naval gunnery officer and successful portrait painter. She was widowed, 4 Apr, 2011.

Mrs Hankinson leaves issue from her first marriage, two sons, Nicholas and Simon Renton.

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Stewart/Henderson engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 10 November, 2020, between Mark Stewart, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Andy Stewart, of Saint Peter, Barbados, & Camilla Penny Henderson [born 3 November, 1987], scion of the Barons Faringdon, third daughter of Nicholas John Henderson, LVO, OBE [born 10 Dec, 1950], of Lambourn, Berkshire, by his former wife, the former Diana Amanda Thorne [now Mrs Diana Henderson, of Shipston-on-Stour, co Warwick].

Camilla Henderson's father is a racehorse trainer, six times British jump racing trainer. He’s also known as the most successful Cheltenham trainer, with over 60 wins to his name. Nicky Henderson was appointed LVO by HM The Queen in 2018. 

Miss Henderson is descended from George Henderson [1819-89], who was father of the first Baron Faringdon.  She is a granddaughter of Maj John Henderson, CVO, MBE [1920-2003], and his wife the former Sarah Katherine Beckwith-Smith [1925-72], scion of that landed gentry family.

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Monday, November 09, 2020

Jack Michael Montagu-Pollock [born 2020]

 . _Louisa Alexandra Matilda Montagu-Pollock [nee Matheson, born 1989], wife of Archer William Montagu-Pollock [born 1986], gave birth to a son, Jack Michael, 13 October, 2020.

Louisa is a scion of the Matheson baronets, daughter of Lt-Col Sir Alexander Matheson, 8th Baronet (b 26 Aug 1954), of Brightwalton, Berkshire, by his wife the former Katharine Davina Mary Oswald (descended from the Marquesses of Exeter).

Archer is a scion of the Montagu-Pollock baronets, second son of Jonathan David Montagu-Pollock (born 1947), of Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Deirdre Clare Binding.

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Sunday, November 08, 2020

Sarah Barbara Boscu [nee Maitland-Makgill-Crichton]

_. Sarah Barbara [Sally] Boscu, who died in Milan, 23 October, 2020, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale.

She was born 5 April, 1936, daughter of Colonel Henry David Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [1904-70], and his wife ther former Barbara Ellen Armytage [1906-94], scion of the Armytage baronets.

Sally Maitland-Makgill-Crichton married firstly, 10 July, 1958, Count Alessandro Monneret de Villard. She married 2ndly, in 1984, Francesco Boscu. She leaves three daughters from her first marriage, Raffaela [born 9 Oct 1961], Xenia [born 15 May 1965], and Tatiana [born 1970].

Sally Boscu was descended in the male line from the 6th Earl of Lauderdale [1688-1744], and was a granddaughter maternally of Brigadier-General Sir George Ayscough Armytage, 7th Baronet [1872-1953], and his wife the former  Aimée Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington, scion of the baronets of that name.

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Mr Keith Stewart awarded a life peerage

_. The newly appointed Advocate General for Scotland, Keith Douglas Stewart, QC, is to be made a life peer. The announcement was made from No 10 Downing Street following Me Stewart's recent appointment.

 "Her Majesty has also been pleased to signify Her intention of conferring a peerage of the United Kingdom for Life on Mr Stewart."

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Marian Cicely Micklem [nee Cracroft-Amcotts] 1931-2020

 _. Marian Cicely Micklem, who died 30 October, 2020, aged 89, was a scion of the Cracroft-Amcotts landed gentry family; born 13 Sept, 1931, a daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Weston Cracroft-Amcotts [1888-1975], and his wife the former Rhona Clifton-Brown [1901-1997], of that landed gentry family; married 15 June, 1957, Thomas Charles Weguelin Micklem [1926-2018], son of Maj. Charles Micklem, DSO [1882-1955], scion of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Diana Gertrude May Loyd [1890-1963], scion of the Loyds of Lockinge.

Mrs Micklem leaves a son, Jeremy [born 6 Feb 1961], and two daughters, Philippa [born 24 Sept, 1958], and Sylvia [born 9 July, 1964].

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Saturday, November 07, 2020

The Baron Sacks, MBE 1948-2020

 _. The Baron Sacks, MBE, life peer, a former Chief Rabbi of the UK, died 7 November, 2020. He was 72.

Jonathan Henry Sacks [born 8 March, 1948], was a British Orthodox rabbi, philosopher, theologian, author and politician.

He served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. As the spiritual head of the United Synagogue, the largest synagogue body in the UK, he was the Chief Rabbi of those Orthodox synagogues, but was not recognized as the religious authority for the Haredi Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations or for the progressive movements such as Masorti, Reform and Liberal Judaism. As Chief Rabbi, Sacks formally carried the title of Av Beit Din (head) of the London Beth Din. At the time of his death, he was the Emeritus Chief Rabbi.

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Tony Woodley's life peerage gazetted

 _. The life peerage awarded to Anthony [Tony] Woodley in Boris Johnson's dissolution honours, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Woodley, of Wallasey in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, 2 Nov, 2020.

Tony Woodley (born 2 January 1948) is a British trade unionist who was the Joint-General Secretary of Unite, a union formed through the merger of Amicus and the Transport and General Workers' Union, from 2007 to 2011. Despite stepping down as Joint-General Secretary, he remained as the Head of Organising for Unite until December 2013 and is still a consultant to the union. He was previously the General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers union (T&G) from 2004 to 2007.

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Dame Louise Casey's life peerage gazetted

 _. The life peerage awarded to Dame Louise Casey, DBE, in the prime minister's dissolution honours list has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Casey of Blackstock, of Finsbury in the London Borough of Islington, 30 Oct 2020.

Baroness Casey [born 29 March, 1965], & was the deputy director of Shelter in 1992, head of the Rough Sleepers' Unit (RSU) in 1999, a director of the national Anti-Social Behaviour Unit (ASBU) in 2003, head of the Respect Task Force in 2005 and the UK's first Victims' Commissioner in March 2010. She became director general of Troubled Families on 1 November 2011. In February 2020, Boris Johnson appointed her as an adviser to help tackle homelessness, and was later appointed as Chair of the Rough Sleeping Taskforce.

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Willow Orla Dowling [born 2020]

 _. Olivia Kate Dowling [née Chevenix-Trench, born 1990], wife of Niall T. Dowling [born 1976], and scion of the Barons Ashtown, gave birth to a daughter, Willow Orla, 5 November, 2020, a sister for Archie Oliver, who was born in 2016.

Niall is a son of Naomhán Dowling, of Dalkey, Dublin. He married in 2012, Olivia Chevenix-Trench, daughter of Guy Charles Chevenix-Trench [born 1955], by his wife the former Sarah Anthea Speakman [born 1958].

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Cecily Nicola Anne Black [born 2020]

 _. [Jennifer] Adelaide Black [née Greenwood, born 1987], wife of Ian St Clair Black, gave birth to a daughter, Cecily Nicola Anne, 31 October, 2020, a sister for Xenia Ottilie Primrose, who was born 25 July, 2018.

Adelaide Black is a daughter of James Anthony Greenwood [born 1959], descended from the Burrell baronets, and his wife the former [Julia] Anne Denny [born 1957].

Ian Black is a son of Michael Black, of Gullane, East Lothian.

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Friday, November 06, 2020

Bell/McKeating engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 6 November, 2020, between Alexander Luke Wentworth Bell [born 1990], son of Michael Leopold Wentworth Bell [born 1960], of Newmarket Suffolk, and Mrs Georgina Patricia Bell [nee Lillingston, born 25 March, 1965], of Kennett, Suffolk, a member of the Inge-Innes-Lillingston landed gentry family, & Cialann McKeating, youngest daughter of Mr  Mrs Kevin McKeating, of Donnybrook, Dublin.

Alexander Bell is a grandson maternally of Alan Lillingston [1935-2014], and his wife Lady Vivienne Margaret Nevill [1941-2018], daughter of the 5th Marquess of Abergavenny, KG [1914-2000].

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Thursday, November 05, 2020

Fuller/Lyttelton engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 4 November, 2020, between Frederick Edward Fuller [born 1989], son of Jonathan Paul Fuller, QC [born 1954] [His Honour Judge Paul Fuller], of Wiltshire, and his late wife the former Karon J. Quinn [who died in 2019], & the Hon Rosanna Mary Lyttelton [born 19 March, 1990], scion of the Viscounts Chandos, the only daughter of the 3rd Viscount Chandos [born 12 Feb 1953], of Suffolk, and his wife the former Arabella Sarah Lucy Bailey [born 21 Apr, 1955], a granddaughter maternally of the 12th Earl of Haddington [1894-1986].

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The Earl of Lauderdale, 82, weds Sarah Sasse, 84

_. The marriage took place 10 October, 2020, at St Mary's, Bourne Street, London SW1, between the 18th Earl of Lauderdale [born 4 Nov, 1937], and Mrs Sarah Lindsay Sasse [nee Collings].

Ian Maitland, the Earl of Lauderdale, is a son of the 17th Earl [1911-2008], and his wife the former Stanka Lozanic [who died 2003], daughter of Prof Milivoje Lozanitch, of Belgrade University, Yugoslavia. He succeeded to the earldom, 

Lord Lauderdale married firstly, 27 April, 1963, Ann Paule Clark [who died 1 Apr 2020], daughter of Geoffret Clark, of London's Dolphin Square, by whom he has one son, John, styled Viscount Maitland [born 29 May, 1965], and a daughter, Lady Sarah [born 26 March, 1964].

The bride, the former Sarah Collings [born in August, 1936], married firstly, 1960, as his second wife, Capt Frederick Hugh Sasse [1924-1987].

The Earldom of Lauderdale, in the peerage of Scotland, was created in 1623, for his ancestor, John Maitland, a Lord of Session, and President of the Scottish Parliament. The earl is Hereditary Bearer of the National Flag of Scotland, 2 Dec, 2008, and Chief of the Name and Arms of Maitland. He is also Viscount Maitland, Viscount of Lauderdale, Lord Maitland, Lord Thirlestane & Boltoun, and a baronet.

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Harrison/Elphinstone marriage

 _. The marriage took place 30 October, 2020, at St Matthias Church, Richmond on the Hill, between Oliver William Salusbury Harrison [born 1988], eldest son of Mr & Mrs Christopher Harrison, of All Stretton, Shropshire, and the Hon Clementina Rose Elphinstone [born 1989], scion of the Lords Elphinstone, only daughter of the late 18th Lord Elphinstone [1953-1994], by his wife the former Willa Mary Gabriel Chetwode [born 1954], scion of the Barons Chetwode [she is now Mrs Thomas Lloyd, of Carmarthenshire].

Clementina Elphinstone is a kinswoman of HM The Queen. Her great-grandfather, the 16th Lord Elphinstone, KT [1869-1955], married in 1910, the Lady Mary Frances Bowes Lyon, DCVO [1883-1961], a sister of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother [1900-2002].

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Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Chanter/Townsend engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 4 November, 2020, between Thomas Fulco French Wolferstan Chanter [born 1992], son of Christopher Francis Wolferstan Chanter, of Huish Champflower, Somerset, and his wife the former Lady Emma Mary Helena French [born 1958], & Emily R. Townsend, daughter of Mr Stephen Townsend, of Exeter, and Mrs Christopher Garwood, of Stogumber, Somerset.

Tom Chanter is a grandson maternally of the late 3rd Earl of Ypres [1921-88], and a great-great-grandson of Field Marshal Sir John French, 1st Earl of Ypres [1852-1925], the World War I commander.

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Monday, November 02, 2020

Colonel Brian Gustavus Hamilton-Russell 1940-2020

 _. Colonel Brian Gustavus Hamilton-Russell, late the 17th/21st Lancers, scion of the Viscounts Boyne, died 20 October, 2020, aged 80.

He was born 8 May, 1940, son of Brigadier the Hon Richard Gustavus Hamilton-Russell [1909-1999], and his wife the former Hon Pamela Penelope Cayzer [1912-1987], scion of the Barons Rotherwick.

He was a grandson paternally of the 9th Viscount Boyne [1864-1942], and his wife the former Lady Margaret Selina Lascelles [1883-1978], daughter of the 5th Earl of Harewood [1846-1929]. He was a grandson maternally of the 1st Baron Rotherwick [1881-1958].

He married firstly, 17 Oct, 1967, Lea Wild [born 8 Oct, 1945], daughter of Col. Henry Nöel Havelock Wild, OBE, late the 11th Hussars, by his wife the former Violet Nina Selby-Lowdnes, scion of that landed gentry family; married 2ndly, in 1982, Mrs Sarah Julianne [Sally] Colebrook-Robjent [died 2019], daughter of Reginald Waugh Harris [1907-87], & his wife the former Grace Susan Williamson [1905-79].

Colonel Hamilton-Russell leaves a son, Henry [born 28 Feb, 1969], and a daughter, Victoria [born 9 March, 1976], wife of Lorne Baring, scion of the Baring baronets.

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Jennifer Ruth Borthwick 1925-2020

 _. Jennifer Ruth Borthwick [nee Fryer], died 17 October, 2020, aged 95.

She was born 11 September, 1925, daughter of Major Evelyn Ronald Moncrieff Fryer, MC, of the Grenadier Guards, and his wife the former Marjorie Violet Peel [b 1902], a descendant of the Barons Templemore. 

Her great- grandfather, Sir Charles Lennox Peel, GCB, PC [1823-99], married in 1848, the Hon Caroline Georgiana Chichester [died 1892], daughter of the 1st Baron Templemore [1797-1837], and his wife the Lady Augusta Paget [died 1872], scion of the Marquesses of Anglesey.

Jennifer Fryer married 15 March, 1946, Brian Thomas Borthwick [1920-1989], a grandson of Sir Thomas Borthwick, 1st Baronet [1835-1912], by whom she had issue, four sons and a daughter.

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Sunday, November 01, 2020

Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Anson, CVO 1941-2020

 _. The death has been reported of the Lady Elizabeth Anson, CVO, the party planner, socialite, first cousin once removed of the Queen. Lady Elizabeth died 1 November, 2020.

Lady Elizabeth has been planning parties for her cousin, The Queen, since 1960. Notable events has she planned include Sting's wedding, Margaret Thatcher's 70th birthday party, Elizabeth II's 80th birthday party, the wedding of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, and Marie-Chantal Miller and a reception for foreign royals the night before the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel.

As the step-daughter of a Danish prince, Lady Elizabeth has also attended many royal events in continental Europe, including the 80th birthday celebrations in Oslo of The King and Queen of Norway, and the funeral of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. In 1966, Lady Elizabeth was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and Jonkheer Claus van Amsberg. In 2018, Lady Elizabeth attended the state banquet given by The Queen in honour of The King and Queen of the Netherlands at Buckingham Palace.

She was born at Windsor Castle, as Elizabeth Georgiana Anson, 7 June, 1941, the only daughter of Lt-Col Thomas Arnold Anson, styled Viscount Anson [1913-1958], by his first wife the former Anne Ferelith Fenella Bowes Lyon [1917-80], niece of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

King George VI stood sponsor at her christening.

Her mother married, as her second husband, 16 Sept, 1950, HRH Prince Georg of Denmark [1920-86].

Elizabeth Anson's paternal grandfather was the 4th Earl of Lichfield [1883-1960], and on his death Elizabeth's brother, Patrick, the society photographer, succeeded as 5th Earl. She was subsequently raised to the rank of an earl's daughter, by Royal Warrant, in 1961.

Lady Elizabeth married, with members of the Royal Family in attendance, 27 July, 1972, Sir Geoffrey Shakerley, 6th Baronet [1932-2012]. The marriage ended in divorce.

Lady Elizabeth leaves one daughter, Fiona Elizabeth Fenella Shakerley, who was born 18 Aug, 1973.

Lady Elizabeth [Liza to her friends], was appointed CVO, earlier this year.

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Moore/Camp engagement

  _. The engagement was announced 31 October, 2020, between the Hon Garrett Alexander Moore [born 1986], scion of the Earls of Drogheda, second son of the 12th Earl of Drogheda [born 14 Jan, 1937], by his wife the former Alexandra Nicolette Henderson [born 1953], & Colleen C. Camp, daughter of Mr & Mrs Wilson Camp, of San Francisco, United States.

Garrett Moore is a grandson maternally of the late Sir Nicholas Henderson, GCMG, KCVO [1919-2009], British Ambassador to Washington 1979-1982.

# The Times announcement of the engagement stated that the forthcoming bridegroom is 'The Baron G.A. Moore of Mellifront'. The Barony of Moore of Mellifront, created in 1616 [Peerage of Ireland] is held by his father. It would be a break with convention for a younger son of a peer to be styled in one of his father's peerages. Such courtesy titles are reserved for the heir. The Earl of Drogheda's elder son, Benjamin, is styled Viscount Moore. The earl's younger son is styled 'the Hon Garrett Moore' in all peerage works of reference.

# The American actress Colleen Camp [born 7 June, 1953], a character actress and producer, is the daughter of one Mr Wilson Camp. Could Garrett Moore be marrying a lady born the same year as his own mother?

After appearing in several bit parts, Miss Camp had a lead role in the comedy The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974), followed by roles in two installments of the Police Academy series. Camp appeared in supporting parts in Death Game (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), and The Seduction (1982), after which she played Yvette the Maid in the 1985 comedy Clue. Camp has continued to have minor and supporting roles in various independent and studio films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Election (1999), Factory Girl (2006), Palo Alto (2013), and American Hustle (2013).

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Lord Shutt of Greetland 1942-2020

 _. The Lord Shutt of Greetland, life baron, Liberal Democrat politician, died 30 October, 2020. He was 78.

He served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard [Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords] 2010-2012, in the Coalition Government led by David Cameron.

David Trevor Shutt was born 16 March, 1942. He stood unsuccessfully for Parliament at seven general elections between 1970 and 1992. He contested Sowerby in 1970, February 1974, October 1974, and 1979. After the abolition of the Sowerby seat, he contested the new Calder Valley constituency in 1983 and 1987. At the 1992 general election he was the Liberal Democrat candidate in Pudsey. 

David Shutt was appointed OBE in 1993, and in 2000 was created a life peer, taking the title Baron Shutt of Greetland, of Greetland and Stainland in the County of West Yorkshire. He was the Lib Dem spokesman on International Development until 2002. 

He married Margaret Pemberton in 1965, by whom he had two sons and a daughter.

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