Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Juliet Marit Gabriel Brooks [died 2021]

 _.Juliet Marit Gabriel Brooks, who died 20 March, 2021, aged 76, was descended, maternally, from the Guinness family.

She was a daughter of Carl Nils Wilhlem Gunnar Aschan, of Torstensonsgatan, Sweden, and his wife the former Marit Victoria Guinness [1919-2004]; and married 1980 [div 1990] Randle Brooks, by whbom she had a son, Henry [b 13 Sept, 1980], and a daughter, Serena [b 12 July, 1983].


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Peter Dawnay 1932-2021

 _.Peter Dawnay, who died 6 April, 2021, aged 88, was a scion of the Viscounts Downe.

He was born 17 December, 1932, son [twin with his brother Hugh] of Major-General Sir David Dawnay, KCVO, CB, DSO [1903-71], and his wife the former Lady Katherine Nora de la Poer Beresford [1899-1991], scion of the Marquesses of Waterford.

His father was sometime commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

He married in 1980, Caroline Mary Tindal [born 1946], scion of the Tindal-Carill-Worsley landed gentry family, daughter of Group Capt Nicholas Henry Joseph Tindal [1911-2006], and his wife the former Winifred Mary Cooper [1913-97], by whom he had issue, one son, Giles William, who was born in 1981.

Descent from the Marquesses of Waterford:-

Henry, 6th Marquess of Waterford [1875-1911] > Lady Katherine de la Poer Beresford [1899-1991] > Peter Dawnay [1932-2001]

Descent from the Viscounts Downe:-

Hugh, 8th Viscount Downe [1844-1924] > Hon Hugh Dawnay [1875-1914] > Hon Sir David Dawnay [1903-71] > Peter Dawnay [1932-2021]


Hon Mrs Nevill Hill-Trevor [nee Deborah Jowitt] 1940-2021

 _.The Hon Mrs Nevill Hill-Trevor, died 10 April, 2021. She was 80.

She was born in 1940 as Deborah Helen Benson Jowitt, daughter of William Thomas Benson Jowitt, of Crag Hill, Killinghall, Harrogate, and married 18 July, 1963, the Hon Nevill Edward Hill Trevor [born 25 Apr, 1931], a younger son of the 3rd Baron Trevor [1863-1950], and his wife the former Phyllis Mary Sims [1908-90], by whom she had issue, two daughters, Caroline and Diana. Her husband died 27 Dec, 2002.


Benjamin Kirkland Glazebrook 1931-2021

 _. Benjamin Kirkland Glazebrook, who has died aged 89, was the father of Nicholas David Kirkland Glazebrook [born 1969], who married 1996, Rosemary Pema Bowes-Lyon [born 1 Dec, 1968], a great-niece of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, daughter of Sir Simon Alexander Bowes Lyon, KCVO [born 17 June, 1932], by his wife the former Caroline Mary Victoria Pike [born 27 Sept, 1940].


David Kenneth Lancelot Ruck Keene 1948-2021

_.David Kenneth Lancelot Ruck Keene, who has died aged 72, was a scion of that landed gentry family; born in 1948, son of Thomas Ruck Keene [1922-2004], and his wife the former Anne Coventry Greig [1924-91]; and married 1976, Tania Wild [born 1955], daughter of [William] Anstey Wild [1927-97], of Ingleby Toft, Stanton-by-Bridge, Derbyshire, and his wife the former Pamela Dawn Lawton [born 1930], by whom he had three daughters, Katherine, Rosanna, and Lucia.

His middle daughter is the wife of William Henry van Cutsem [born 1979], scion of that landed gentry family.



Monday, April 12, 2021

Baroness Williams of Crosby, CH, PC 1930-2021

 _. The Baroness Williams of Crosby, PC, who died 12 April, 2021, aged 90, was a former Labour Cabinet minister and a co-founder of the Social Democratic Party in 1981.

Baroness Williams was Professor of Elective Politics at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard 1988-2000, since when Emeritus.

She was born Shirley Vivien Teresa Brittain Catlin, 27 July, 1930, daughter of Prof Sir George Catlin [1896-1979], the political scientist and philosopher and his wife Vera Brittain [1893-1970], the nurse, writer, diarist, socialist and feminist.

She married firstly, 1955 [div 1974], Professor Bernard Arthur Owen Williams, by whom she had a daughter, Rebecca; married 2ndly, 1987, Prof Richard Elliott Neustadt [1919-2003].

As Shirley Williams she contested: [Labour] Harwich Essex, in 1954 and 1955, and Southampton Test in 1959; [SDP] Crosby in 1983; [SDP/Alliance] Cambridge, 1987. She served as Labout MP for Hitchin 1964-74; Labour MP for Hertford & Stevenage, 1974-79; [first elected SDP MP] for Crosby, Nov, 1981-1983; served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Health 1964-66; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Labour, 1966-67; Minister of State, Education & Science 1967-69; Minister of State, Home Office 1969-70; Opposition Spokesman on Social Services 1970-71; Opposition Spokesman on Home Affairs 1971-73; Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection, 1974-1976; Secretary of State for Education and Science and Paymaster General, 1976-79; &c.

She was raised to the peerage for lifein 1993 as Baroness Williams of Crosby, of Stevenage in the County of Herfordshire. She was Sworn on the Privy Council in 1974.

Between 2001 and 2004, she served as Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords and, from 2007 to 2010, as Adviser on Nuclear Proliferation to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. She served as an active member of the House of Lords, until announcing her retirement in January 2016.


Grace Elizabeth Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [born 2021]

 -.Alice Mary Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [born 12 Oct, 1987], wife of Andrew Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [born 1986], scion of the Earls of Lauderdale (Earl, S, 1624), gave birth to a daughter, Grace Elizabeth, 6 April, 2021, a sister for Alfie, who was born in 2018.

Andrew is a son of Maj and Mrs David Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, of Port of Menteith, Stirling.

Alice, a scion of the Pelly Baronets {Bt, cr UK, 1840}, is a daughter of John Marriott Pelly (b 1953), of Battersea, London, by his wife the former Caroline Mary Griffith. 


Elizabeth Catherine Denise [Jickey] White 1927-2021

 _.Elizabeth Catherine Denise [Jickey] White, who died 2 April, 2021, aged 93, was a scion of the March Phillipps de Lisle landed gentry family.

She was born in 1927 a daughter of Major John Adrian Frederick March Phillipps de Lisle [1891-1961], and his wife the former Elizabeth Muriel Smyth Guinness [1892-1974], scion of the Guinness landed gentry family; and married 1951, Major Jeremy Anthony White [1926-2019], son of Brigadier Christopher Anthony White [1900-69], and his wife the former Flora Brookbank Scott [1903-82], by whom she had a son, Anthony, and three daughters, Phillippa, Juliet and Annabel.


Sheila, Baroness Colgrain [died 2021]

 _.Sheila, Baroness Colgrain, who died 8 April, 2021, aged 93, was the widow of the 3rd Baron Colgrain.

She was the former Sheila McLeod Mitchell, and married firstly, 1948 [div], Martin Morgan Hudson [1924-2005]; married secondly, 10 January, 1973, as his second wife the Hon David Colin Campbell [1920-2008], son and heir of the 2nd Baron Colgrain [1891-1973], and his wife the former Margaret Emily Carver [died 1989]. Her husband succeeded his father, 20 Oct, 1973, as 3rd Baron Colgrain, and died 7 February, 2008.


Sunday, April 11, 2021

The sisters and nephews and nieces of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

_.The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was the youngest of the five children of HRH Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, GCVO [1882-1944], and his wife HSH Princess Alice of Battenberg [1885-1969].

The Duke of Edinburgh died at Windsor Castle, 9 April, 2021, where his own mother had been born, 25 February, 1885.

Philip's four elder siblings were sisters. 

 [1] Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, was born at Athens, 18 April, 1905. She married at Langenburg, 20 April, 1931, Gottfried, Furst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg [1897-1960]. Princess Margarita died at Bad Wiessee, 24 April, 1981, having had issue:-

[1a] Prince Kraft Alexander Ernst Ludwig Georg Emich Furst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1935-2004).

[1b] Princess Beatrix Alice Marie Melita Margarete zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1936-97)

 [1c] Prince Georg Andreas Heinrich zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (born 1938)

 [1d] Prince Ruprecht Sigismund Philipp Ernst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1944-78)

[1e] Prince Albrecht Wolfgang Christoph zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1944-92)


 [2] Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, who was born at Athens, 30 May, 1906. She married at Baden-Baden 17 August, 1931, Berthold, Margrave of Baden [1906-63]. Princess Theodora died at Konstanz, 16 October, 1969, and had issue:-

[2a] Princess Margarita Alice Thyra Viktoria Marie Louise Scholastica of Baden [1932-2013]. She married Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia.

[2b] Maximilian Andreas Friedrich Gustav Ernst August Bernhard, Margrave of Baden, Herzog von Zähringen [born 1933]. He is the eldest living nephew of Prince Philip.

[2c] Prince Ludwig Wilhelm Georg Ernst Christoph of Baden [born 1937].


[3] Princess Cecile of Greece and Denmark, was born at Tatoi, 22 June, 1911. She married at Darmstadt [civil] 23 January, 1931, [religious] 2 February, 1931, Georg Donatus, Grand Duke of Hesse and By Rhine [1906-1937]. Princess Cecile was killed, with her husband and family, in an air accident at Steene, Ostend, 16 November, 1937, and had issue:-

[3a] Prince Ludwig Ernst Andreas of Hesse and By Rhine [1931-37]

[3b] Prince Alexander Georg Karl Heinrich of Hesse and By Rhine [1933-37]

[3c] Princess Johanna Marina Eleonore of Hesse and By Rhine [1936-39]


[4] Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, born at Corfu, 26 June, 1914. She married firstly, at Kronberg, Taunus, 15 December, 1930, Prince Christopher of Hesse [1901-1943]. Her first husband was killed in action in the Apennines. She married secondly, at Salem [civil] 23 April, 1946 [religious] 24 April, 1946, Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick--Lüneburg [1915-2006]. Princess Sophie died at Neuhaus bei Schliersee, 24 November, 2001, and had issue by both husbands:-

[4a] Princess Christina Margarethe of Hesse [1933-2011] 

[4b] Princess Dorothea Charlotte Karin of Hesse [1934-2002]

[4c] Prince Karl Adolf Andreas of Hesse [born 1937]

[4d] Prince Rainer Christoph Friedrich of Hesse [born 1939]

[4e] Princess Clarissa Alice of Hesse [born 1944]

[4f] Prince Welf Ernst August Andreas Philipp Georg Wilhelm Ludwig Berthold of Hanover [1947-81]

[4g] Prince Georg Paul Christian of Hanover [born 1949] 

[4h] Princess Friederike Elisabeth Victoria Luise Alice Olga Theodora Helene of Hanover [born 1954]


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Baxter/Yeates engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 10 April, 2021, between Adam Michael Elliot Baxter [born 1992], scion of that landed gentry family, of Kincaldrum, younger son of Robin Edward Elliot Baxter [born 1958], of Crieff, Perthshire, and his wife the former Lucinda Susan Blacklock [born 1962], & Megan Yeates, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Yeates, of Voula, Greece.


HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

 His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM, GBE, AC, QSO, PC, the 1st Duke, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich, died at Windsor Castle, 9 April, 2021. He was 99. 

The death of Prince Philip is the first death of a consort of a living British monarch since the death of his great-great grandfather, the Prince Consort, at Windsor Castle, 14 Dec, 1861. 

The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest serving royal consort in the history of the British monarchy, and was the oldest living descendant of Queen Victoria, and (aged 99 years and 303 days) he was also the oldest ever descendant of Victoria. The Queen is now the oldest living descendant of Queen Victoria followed by Lady Pamela Hicks and Princess Astrid of Norway.

He was born 10 June, 1921, at the Villa of Mon Repos, Corfu, the only son of HRH Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark , GCVO [1882-1944], by his wife HSH The Princess [Victoria] Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie of Battenberg, RRC [1885-1969], daughter of Prince Louis of Battenberg, the 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, GCB, GCVO, KCMG, PC [1854-1921], and his wife HRH Princess Victoria Alberta Elizabeth Matilda Marie of Hesse & by Rhine [1863-1950], daughter of HRH Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & By Rhine, and his wife HRH The Princess Alice Maud Mary of the United Kingdom [1843-78], second daughter of HM Queen Victoria [1819-1901], and Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg & Gotha [1819-61], &c.

Since the Julian Calendar was still in force in Greece at the time of Prince Philip's birth, his actual date of birth was Friday 28 May, 1921. Only when Greece adopted the Gregorian calendar two years later was the date amended - put forward 13 days - to 10 June. His grandmother, Queen Olga, widow of the assassinated King George I, and the Municipality of the Corfiates of Corfu were his godparents. [Philip's cousin, Princess Olga of Greece [1903-97] represented Queen Olga at the baptism].

He was educated at Cheam School, Salem, Baden and Gordonstoun, and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; 1939-45; Served in the Second World War with the Mediterranean Fleet, in Home Waters, and with the British Pacific Fleet in South East Asia and the Pacific [despatches, Greek War Cross, 1939-45, Atlantic, Africa, Burma [with Pacific rosette], and Italy Stars, War Medal 1939-45 [with Oak Leaf] and French Croix de Guerre [with Palm].

In 1940 Prince Philip joined the Battleship HMS Ramillies in Colombo as a Midshipman and spent six months in the Indian Ocean. In January 1941 he served on HMS Valiant in Alexandria and was mentioned in despatches for his action during the Battle of Cape Matapan after spotting an unexpected enemy vessel with searchlights. In 1942 he rose through the ranks becoming one of the youngest officers in the Royal Navy becoming first Lieutenant and second in command of HMS Wallace. In 1943 HMS Wallace was despatched to the Mediterranean and provided cover for the Canadian beachhead of the Allied landings in Sicilly. In February 1944 Prince Philip was appointed First Lieutenant and Second in command of the new Fleet destroyer HMS Whelp, which sailed to the Indian Ocean to join the Pacific Fleet.

Hon LLD Wales 1949, London 1951, Edinburgh and Cambridge 1952, Kararchi 1959, Malta 1964, California 1966; Hon DCL Durham 1951, and Oxford 1964; Hon DSc Delhi 1959, Reading 1957, Salford [Lancs] and Southampton 1967, Hon DSc Univ of Victoria, BC, Canada 1969,  Hon LLD University of Western Ontario 1983; Hon Degree University of Jordan 1984; Hon Degree in Engineering at Lima 1962; Hon FRCP London 1952; Hon FRCSE, and Hon FRCS England; Hon Fellow University College Oxford 1953; a Personal ADC to HM King George VI 1948; Admiral of the Fleet, Field Marshal, Marshal of the RAF, Admiral of the Fleet RAN, Field Marshal Australian Military Forces, Field Marshal New Zealand Army, Marshal of the RAAF, Marshal of the RNZAF, Admiral of the Fleet RNZ Navy, a Captain General of the Royal Marines, Deputy Colonel in Chief Queen's Royal Hussars [the Queen's Own and Royal Irish], Colonel in Chief The Royal Gloucestershire Regiment, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, Colonel in Chief The Highlanders [Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons], Intelligence Corps, Army Cadet Force, Royal Canadian Regiment, Seafrorth Highlanders of Canada, Royal Canadian Army Cadets, Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Australian Cadet Corps, Corps of RNZ Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, Hon Colonel Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Univs Officers' Training Corps, Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, Air Commodore in Chief Air Training Corps, Air Commodore of the Air Squadron since 1983, Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Hon Air Commodore RAF Kinloss, Commandant in Chief and Extra Master Merchant Navy; Ranger of Windsor Great Park since 1952; Lord High Steward of Plymouth since 1960; Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh since 1952, Chancellor of Cambridge University since 1976; Chancellor of Salford Univ 1967-90; Visitor of Upper Canada College since 1955; Visitor Manchester College of Science and Technology since 1957; and Churchill College Cambridge since 1959; Life Gov of King's College London since 1954; Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple since 1954; an Entered Apprentice, Navy Lodge, United Grand Lodge of England, Dec 1952; Elder Brother of Trinity House since 1952 [Master since 1969]; Hon Brother of Hull Trinity House since 1956;  Royal Governor of Charterhouse since 1953; President of the Royal National Playing Fields Assoc 1049-84;  President in Chief of the British Racing Drivers' Club 1952-92; Pres of the British Amateur Athletic Board since 1952;  President of the Commonwealth Games Federation 1955-90; President, British Sportmen's Club since 1958; Central Council of Physical Recreation since 1951; City and Guilds London Institute since 1951; English Speaking Union of the Commonwealth since 1952, Guinea Pig Club 1960; Guards' Polo Club 1955; Royal Agricultural Soc of the Commonwealth 1958; Central Council of Physical Recreation since 1951; the Royal Household Cricket Club; Royal Merchant Navy School 1952; Royal Mint Advisory Committee on designs, seals, coins and medals, Royal Society of Arts, World Wild Life Fund 1961-82; President Federation Equestre International; President, Maritime Trust, Grand President British Commonwealth Ex Services League since 1974; President Royal Bath and West and Southern Counties Soc 1981; President Royal Windsor Horse Show 1991-94; President Windsor Park Equestrian Club 1982; Vice President the Society of Friends of St George's and the Descendants of the Knights of the Garter since 1948; FRS 1951; Permanent Fellow of the Inst of Petroleum 1963; Hon Fellow Royal Society of Canada 1957; Australian Academy of Sciences 1962; Trustee, National Maritime Museum Greenwich since 1948; Patron Royal Institute of Navigation and Lords' Taverners [Pres of the Council 1960-61, later Twelfth Man]; Patron and Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; a Liveryman and Assist of Shipwrights' Co [later Prime Warden and Permanent Master since 1955]; a Freeman of the Liveryman of Fishmongers' Co [Prime Warden 1961], a Freeman of the Liverman of Mercers' Co, Admiral of the Master Mariners' Co, Frand Master, the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, a Guild Brother of Glasgow, of Craft Rank Qua Hammermen, Trades House of Glasgow, Admiral of the Royal Yacht Squadron 1953; Admiral of the House of Lords Yacht Club, of the Royal Motor Yacht Club, of the RN Sailing Assoc, Commodore-in-Chief, Sandringham Yacht Club.

Prince Philip followed in the footsteps of many members of the Royal Family when he was initiated into freemasonry. He was initiated into the Navy Lodge No 2612, in December, 1952, and progressed to the second degree in March 1953, and raised as a Master Mason in the May of that year, weeks before the Queen's Coronation. He remained a freemason to end of his life.

He received the Freedom: of the City of London, Greenwich and the City of Edinburgh 1948; City of Belfast 1949; City of Cardiff 1954, City of Glasgow 1955, City of Melbourne 1956, City of Dar-es-Salaam 1961; Hon Citizen of Montevideo 1962, City of Nairobi 1963, Cities of Guadalajara and Acapulco, Mexico, and Bridgetown, Barbados 1964, and City of Los Angeles and Hon Citizen of Chicago 1966;&c.

Some of Prince Philip's honours and awards include: Grand Cross the Order of the Redeemer of Greece, Order of the Phoenix of Greece, Grand Cross Order of George I [with swords] of Greece, Order of St George and St Constantine [with swords] of Greece [4th Class], Knight of the Order of the Elephant of Denmark 1947; Grand Cross of the Order of St Charles of Monaco 1951; Order of St Olav of Norway 1952; Order of the Manuel Amador Guerrero of Panama 1953; Order of the Seraphim of Sweden, and the Chain of the Most Exalted Order of the Queen of Sheba of Ethiopia 1954; Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword [Civil] of Portugal 1955; Order of King Faisal I of Iraq 1956; Order of the Legion of Honour of France 1957; Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic; Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands, and the Order of Merit of the Federal German Republic [1st Class] 1958; Order of Ojaswi Rajanya of Nepal 1960; Knight of the Grand Band of Star of Africa of Liberia 1961; Grand Cross of the Order of San Martin Argentina, of the Order of the Condor of Bolivia, and of the National Order of the Southern Cross of Brazil, Chain of the Chilean Order of Merit, Grand Cross of the Extraordinary Order of Boyaca of Colombia, Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Ecuador, National Order of Merit of Paraguay, and the Great Cross and Order of the Sun, with Brilliants, of Peru 1962; Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold of Belgium and the Order of the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar [1st Class] 1963; Decoration of the Republic of Sudan [1st Class] and Grand Cross of the Order of the Icelandic Falcon 1964; Collar of the Aztec Eagle of Mexico 1964; Star and Riband of the Order of Nahdah of Jordan 1966; Decoration of Honour of Services to the Republic of Austria, Grand Cordon 1966, Grand Commander of the Order of Maritime Merit, San Francisco Port Authority 1968; Order of the White Rose of Finland 1969; Order of the Superior Sun of Afghanistan 1971; Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum of Japan 1971; the Most Esteemed Family Order of Brunei 1972; Chevalier Grand Cross Order of the Golden Lion of Luxembourg 1972; a Member of the Distinguished Order of Izzuddin of the Republic of the Maldives 1972;  Hon Member of the Darjah Utama Temasek of Singapore 1972; Grand Cross Yugoslav Star of Yugoslavia 1972; Grand Cordon of the National Order of the Leopard [Military] of Zaire 1973; Grand Collar National Order of Infante Dom Enrique of Portugal 1973; Commander of the Golden Ark of the Netherlands 1979; First Class [Mil] Order of Oman 1979; Collar of the Order of Independence of Qatar 1979; 1st Class Order of Muhammadi of Morocco 1980; Companion of the Queen's Service Order of New Zealand 1981; Canadian Forces Decoration 1982; Grand Cross the Order of Carlos III of Spain 1986; Companion of the Order of Australia 1988; Grand Ribbon of the Order of Merit of Poland 1991;  King George VI Coronation Medal 1937; Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal 1953; Commemoration Medal of New Zealand 1990, Sultan of Brunei Silver Jubilee Medal 1992; George Cross 50th Anniversary Medal of Malta 1992; Grand Master and First Principal Knight of the Order of the British Empire 1953.

HRH was created Baron Greenwich, Earl of Merioneth and Duke of Edinburgh on the eve of his marriage, Peerage of the United Kingdom, 19 Nov, 1947; Knight of the Garter [1947], KT [1952]; GBE [Military] 1953; and OM 1968. 

He was naturalised a British subject in February 1947 and assumed the surname of Mountbatten, as adopted by his maternal family. He was granted the style and title of Royal Highness upon his marriage, and further granted the titular style and attribute of Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 22 February, 1957. He was introduced to the Privy Council in 1951. By Warrant dated 18 Sept, 1952 the Duke of Edinburgh was granted precedence next to HM The Queen except where otherwise provided by Act of Parliament. For the last decade of his life the Duke of Edinburgh was Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom.

Prince Philip married HRH The Princess Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey, 20 November, 1947. His best man was his cousin, David, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven [1919-70].

He is succeeded in his three peerages by his elder son and heir, HRH The Prince of Wales. Prince Charles is now the third 'future' king to have been Duke of Edinburgh. His ancestor, Frederick Prince of Wales was created Duke of Edinburgh in 1726, and upon his death in 1751 the Dukedom passed to his son, George, Prince of Wales [later King George III], and the peerage merged in the Crown when George ascended the throne in 1760.

The funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh will not be a State Funeral and will not be preceded by a Lying-in-State. His Royal Highness’s body will lie at rest in Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral in St George’s Chapel on Saturday 17 April. The ceremonial funeral is is in line with custom and with His Royal Highness’s wishes.

The funeral arrangements have been revised in view of the prevailing circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and it is regretfully requested that members of the public do not attempt to attend or participate in any of the events that make up the funeral.

All official flags, including the Union Flag, will be flown at half-mast from now until 08:00 on the day following the funeral.


Celia Helen 'Cherry' Barclay [nee Cairns] 1944-2021

 _.Celia Helen 'Cherry' Barclay, who died 5 April, 2021, aged 76, was a scion of the Earls Cairns.

She was born 8 May, 1944, daughter of Hugh William Cairns [1911-96], and his wife the former Diana Katherine Soames [1917-97], scion of that landed family, amd sister of Christopher Soames, the life peer the Baron Soames [1920-87].

She was a granddaughter of the Hon Douglas Halyburton Cairns [1867-1936], and his wife Lady Constance Montagu Douglas Scott [1877-1970], daughter of the 6th Duke of Buccleuch [1831-1914].

She married 4 May, 1968, David William Barclay [born 29 Nov, 1942], head of that landed gentry family, of Higham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, son of Theodore David Barclay [1906-1981], and his wife the former Anne Millard Bennett [1912-96], by whom she had issue, two children, Robin and Katherine.

1st Earl Cairns [1819-85] > Hon Douglas Cairns [1867-1936] > Hugh Cairns [1911-96] > Cherry Cairns [1944-2021]


Stirling-Home-Drummond-Moray/Edwards engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 10 April, 2021, between Capt James Oliver Stirling Home Drummond-Moray [born 1992], Scots Guards, scion of that landed family, of Abercairny, son of Capt David Maurice Stirling-Home-Drummond-Moray [born 6 March, 1945], late the Scots Guards, of Crieff, Perthshire, and his wife the former Iona Barber, & Annabel Flora Edwards [born 1993], daughter of Nicholas Edwards, of Hawkhurst, Kent, and his wife [nee Macleod].

Capt James Drummond-Moray is a descendant of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry:-

6th Duke of Buccleuch [1831-1914] > Lord George Montagu Douglas Scott [1866-1947] > Jeanetta Montagu Douglas Scott [1906-97] > David Stirling Home Drummond Moray [b 1945] > James Stirling Home Drummond Moray [b 1992].


Turner/De Klerk engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 10 April, 2021, between James Anthony Turner [born 1975], elder son of Rodney John Turner, of Wiltshire, and his wife the former Hon Anne Mary Cameron Corbett [born 3 September, 1953], scion of the Barons Rowallan, & Lana W. De Klerk, elder daughter of Mr Louwrence De Klerk, and the late Mrs De Klerk, of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

James Turner is a grandson maternally of the late 3rd Baron Rowallan [1919-1993].


Hector George de Shordiche White [born 2021]

_.Alicia Emma Elizabeth White [nee Churchward, born 12 June, 1993], wife of [George] Philip James White [born 1987], scion of the White baronets, gave birth to a son, Hector George de Shordiche, 29 March, 2021.

Philip White is the son and heir of Sir George Stanley James White, 4th Baronet [born 4 November, 1948], of Bristol, and his former wife the former Elizabeth Jane Verdon-Smith [born 1950] [now Mrs Christopher Overton, of Gloucestershire].

Alicia White is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Robert Churchward, of Aveyron, France.


Artie Aubrey Angus [born 2021]

 _.Sarah Jane Angus [née Frere-Cook, born 1986], wife of Alexander Angus, gave birth to a son, Artie Aubrey, 1 April, 2021, a brother for Isla Olivia Rosemary, who was born 16 July, 2018.

Sarah Angus is a descendant of the Cracroft-Amcotts landed gentry family, daughter of Simon Aubrey Cracroft Fere-Cook [born 1955], and his wife the former Jennifer Jane Greenwood, and a granddaughter of Lieutenant-Col Gervis Hugh Frere Frere-Cook [1928-74], and his wife Rosemary Grace Cracroft-Amcotts [1928-2014].


Friday, April 09, 2021

Abel Smith/Robson engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 9 April, 2021, between Nicholas Ralph Abel Smith [born 1993], scion of that landed family, son of Charles Ralph Abel Smith [born 1959], of Little Leighs, Essex, and his wife the former Julia M.S. Wolton [born 1959], & Katharine A. Robson, daughter of Mr & Mrs Hugo Robson, of Chelsea, London.

Richard Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan [1817-84] > Hon Violet Somerset [1874-1935] > Ralph Abel Smith [1903-97] > Wilfrid Abel Smith [1929-2010] > Charles Abel Smith [b 1959] > Nicholas Abel Smith [b 1993]


Thursday, April 08, 2021

Sir Richard Lexington Sutton, 9th Baronet 1937-2021

 An aristocratic multi-millionaire hotelier was stabbed to death at his country estate, police have said.

Sir Richard Lexington Sutton, 9th Baronet, who owns hotels on Park Lane including the Athenaeum and the Sheraton Grand, was attacked at his home in Higher Langham, near Gillingham. 

The father of two and a woman in her 60s suffered stab wounds during the incident. 

Sir Richard, who was 83, was declared dead a short time later while the woman was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol where she remains in a critical condition.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in the Hammersmith area of London on suspicion of murder after a vehicle was stopped by the Metropolitan Police.

The suspect, who was also from the Gillingham area, was later taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Dorset Police said the arrested man and the victims were known to each other.

In a statement, Sir Richard’s company said they are “deeply saddened and devastated” by his sudden death. 

“Sir Richard was a caring, generous and warm family man, who genuinely regarded those who worked for him as part of his extended family. 

“Sir Richard was passionately devoted to both his company and its people, setting the highest and standards for quality  in the hotels, farming and property interests within the group.

“His loss will be felt by everyone within the company, those who worked with him, and his family who have lost an incredible individual. Our thoughts are with the Sutton family at this tragic time.”

Sir Richard owned thousands of acres of land across the country, including estates in Lincolnshire, Dorset, and Aberdeenshire, as well as property and hotels in Mayfair and Soho, central London. 

Sir Richard, who succeeded as the 9th Baronet, in 1981, was worth an estimated £301m in May 2020, placing him 435th on the Sunday Times' Rich List.

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, who is leading the investigation, said: "Our thoughts are with the family of the man who sadly died and the injured woman at this extremely difficult time and they are being supported by specially trained officers.

He was born 27 Apr, 1937, the son of Sir Robert Lexington Sutton, 8th Baronet [1897-1981], and his wife the former Gwynneth Gwladys Gover, and succeeded to the baronetcy, in 1981.

He married 2 March, 1959, Fiamma Ferrari, daughter of Giuseppi Ferrari, of Rome, by whom he had issue, a son, David, and a daughter, Caroline. The son, who was born 26 February, 1960, succeeds to the baronetcy.


Caroline Susan Sturt 1941-2021

 _.Caroline Susan Sturt, who died 29 March, 2021, aged 80, was a scion of Sturt landed gentry family, of Winterdyne, Bewdley, co Worcester.

She was born in 1941, daughter of Evelyn Lenox Napier Sturt [1917-45], by his wife the former Hon Penelope Ann Mills [1917-1992], scion of the Barons Hillingdon, daughter of the 3rd Baron Hillingdon [1891-1952], and his wife the former Hon Edith Mary Winifred Cadogan [1895-1969], scion of the Earls Cadogan.

She had younger siblings, Pamela Sturt [born 1942], and a brother, Gerard.

Caroline Sturt was a granddaughter of Geoffrey Charles Napier Sturt [1884-1952], by his wife the former Edith Frances Wood, a great-granddaughter of Col. Napier George Sturt [1836-1901], by his wife the former Beatrix Marion Muirhead, and a great-great-granddaughter of Capt Charles Sturt, KCMG [1795-1869], who was a British officer and explorer of Australia, and part of the European exploration of Australia. He led several expeditions into the interior of the continent, starting from Sydney and later from Adelaide. His expeditions traced several of the westward-flowing rivers, establishing that they all merged into the Murray River, which flows into the Southern Ocean. He was searching to prove his own passionately held belief that an "inland sea" was located at the centre of the continent. 

Caroline's Sturt ancestors were forebears of the Barons Alington.


Bruce Harry Dinwiddy, CMG 1946-2021

 _.Bruce Harry Dinwiddy, CMG, who died 1 April, 2021, aged 75, was a colonial administrator, and sometime Governor of the Cayman Islands.

He was born 1 February, 1946, the son of Thomas Lutwyche Dinwiddy and his wife the former Ruth Abbott, and was educated at Winchester, and New College, Oxford.


1973–1974: FCO (Central and Southern African Dept.); 1974–1974: UK Mission CSCE, Geneva (Second Secretary); 1974–1975: FCO (Hong Kong and Indian Ocean Dept.); 1975–1977: UK Delegation MBFR, Vienna (First Secretary); 1977–1981: FCO (Permanent Under Secretary's Dept.); 1981–1983: Cairo (Head of Chancery); 1983–1984: FCO (Personnel Operations Dept.); 1985–1986: FCO (Assistant Head, Personnel Policy Dept.)' 1986–1988: FCO (Counsellor on loan to Cabinet Office); 1989–1989: FCO (Career Development Attachment, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ebenhausen); 1989–1991: Bonn (Counsellor); 1992–1995: Ottawa (Deputy High Commissioner); 1995–1998: FCO (Head, African Dept (Southern), also Commissioner British Indian Ocean Territory, 1996–1998); 1998–2001: Dar es Salaam (High Commissioner); 2001–2002: Secondment to Standard Chartered Bank; 2002–2005: Governor and President of the Executive Council, Cayman Islands, &c.

He married in 1974, Emma Victoria Llewellyn [born 28 February, 1951], scion of the Llewellyn baronets, daughter of Sir David Treharne Llewellyn [1916-92], Conservative MP for Cardiff North 1950-59, and his wife the former Joan Anne Williams, OBE [1916-2013]. Emma Dinwiddy is a first cousin of Sir Roderic [Roddy] Llewellyn, 5th Baronet [born 9 Oct, 1947], the lover of the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

Bruce Dinwiddy leaves a son, Thomas and a daughter, Celia.


Sutton/Snow engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 8 Apr, 2021, between Hugo George Richard Sutton [born 1990], scion of the Sutton baronets, son of Maj. Richard Charles Sutton [born 6 Feb, 1955], of Ansty Cross, Dorset, and his wife the former Jane Elizabeth Bird, & Elizabeth Jane B. Snow [born 1988], daughter of Mr & Mrs David Snow, of Pencoyd, Herefordshire.

Sir Richard Sutton, 2nd Bt [1799-1855] > Rev Augustus Sutton [1825-85] > Gilbert Sutton [1858-1929] > John Sutton [1892-1982] > Cdr Richard Sutton [b 1922] > Maj Richard Sutton [b 1955] > Hugo Sutton [b 1990]


Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Osborne/Rogers engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 7 April, 2021, between the Rt Hon George Gideon Oliver Osborne, PC [born 23 May, 1971], former Conservative MP for Tatton 2001-2017, and Chancellor of the Exchequer 2010-2016, scion of the Osborne baronets, son and heir of Sir Peter Osborne, 17th Baronet [born 29 June, 1943], and his wife the former Felicity Alexandra Loxton-Peacock, & Thea Rogers [born 1982]. 

George Osborne married firstly, 4 Apr 1998 [divorced] the Hon Frances Victoria Howell [born 18 Feb, 1969], daughter of the life peer the Baron Howell of Guildford [born 18 Jan 1936], and his wife the former Cary Davina Wallace, by whom he has issue, a son, Luke [born 2001], and a daughter, Liberty [born 2003].


Capt James Wolfe Murray 1931-2021

 _.Capt James Wolfe Murray, of the Seaforth Highlanders and the Queen's Own Highlanders, scion of the Murray baronets of Blackbarony, died 25 March, 2021. He was 89.

Capt Wolfe Murray was a member of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland [Royal Company of Archers].

He was born 22 July, 1931, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Alexander Wolfe Murray, DSO, MC [1889-1973], by his wife the former Isobel Mary Baxter.

He married 1stly, 6 February, 1961 [div. 1969], Baroness Catherina Ingrid Madalaine, daughter of Baron Eugen Fredrik Christer Con Stedingk, of Ullaberg, Stjaürnhov, Sweden; married 2ndly, 1976, Sally Ann, only daughter of Eric Gordon Bean, of Burnside, Struy, Inverness-shire, and had issue by both wives.


Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Guinness/Goldney engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 6 April, 2021, between Rory Guinness, scion of the Barons Moyne, son of Dr the Hon Finn Benjamin Guinness [born 26 Aug, 1945], of Chute, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Mary Wilson Price, & Charlotte Ann Goldney [born 1989], daughter of Philip Tom Goldney [born 6 March, 1954], of Plymouth, Devon, and his wife the former Mary Jane Ann Charley.

Rory was born during the period when his mother was wife of writer J.P. Donleavy [1926-2017]. The marriage of J.P. Donleavy and Mary Wilson Price ended in divorce in 1989. In 2011, it was reported that Donleavy had not fathered his two children with Price. A DNA test in the early 1990s had confirmed that his daughter Rebecca was in fact the daughter of brewing scion the Hon Kieran Guinness, and Rory was the son of Kieran's older brother the Hon Finn Guinness, whom Price married after her divorce from Donleavy.


Monday, April 05, 2021

Frederick Apollo William Hotson [born 2021]

 _.Octavia Amber E. Hotson [nee Bolitho, born 1987], wife of Tyler Hotson, gave birth to a son, Frederick Apollo William, 15 March, 2021, a brother for Aurora.

Tyler Hotson is a son of Mr & Mrs Norman Hotson, of Vancouver, Canada, and Octavia Hotson is a daughter of Colonel Edward Thomas Bolitho, OBE [born 30 Dec, 1955], Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, head of that landed gentry family, of Penzance, Cornwall, and his wife the former Alexandra Morgan-Giles [born 1958].


Flora Iona Henrietta Osborne [born 2021]

  _. Rowena Iona Kate Osborne [nee Macrae, born 1984], wife of Julian Osborne [born 1982], descended from the Dukes of Grafton, gave birth to a daughter, Flora Iona Henrietta, 14 March, 2021, a sister for Lochlan Hamish Michael [born 2016] and for Geordie Louis Alexander [born 2018].

The infant is a direct descendant of King Charles II and his mistress Barbara Villiers.

Charles FitzRoy 10th Duke of Grafton [1892-1970] > Lady Anne FitzRoy [1920-2019] > Laura Mackenzie [born 1954] > Julian Osborne [born 1982] > Flora Osborne [born 2021]


Sunday, April 04, 2021

David Norman Chastel de Boinville 1964-2021

 _.Edward Norman Chastel de Boinville, who died 31 March, 2021, aged 56, was descended from the Pryor landed gentry family.

He was born 30 May, 1964, son of Gerald Nicholas Pyemont Chastel de Boinville, MC, TD [1918-98], and his second wife the former Hannah Mary Pryor [1931-2002]scion of that landed family; married 1993, Katherine Diana Mowbray [born 23 Dec, 1965], scion of the Mowbray baronets, daughter of Sir John Robert Mowbray, 6th Baronet [born 1 March, 1932], and his wife the former Lavinia Mary Hugonin [1936-2020], by whom he had a son, William, and two daughters, Minna and Flora.


Saturday, April 03, 2021

Peter Geoffrey Edmund Nathaniel Sebag-Montefiore 1929-2021

_. Peter Geoffrey Edmund Nathaniel Sebag-Montefiore, who died 25 March, 2021, aged 91, was a scion of that landed gentry family, sometime of East Cliff Lodge.

He was born 29 June, 1929, son of Maj. Geoffrey Edmund Sebag-Montefiore [1893-1943], and his wife the former Elizabeth Grace Troyte-Bullock [1898-1975]; and married 17 Sept, 1960, Joanna Ethne Julia Poett [1938-2020], daughter of General Sir [Joseph Howard] Nigel Poett, KCB, DSO [1907-91], and his wife the former [Ethne] Julia Herrick, by whom he had issue, three sons, Geoffrey [born 1961], Edward [1963-86] and Nigel [born 1965], and two daughters, Louise [born 1962], and Claire [born 1969].

The elder daughter married in 1987 [div 2002], [John] Damian Androcles Aspinall, the businessman and conservationist. 

Peter Sebag-Montefiore's wife died 18 June, 2020, aged 81.


Caspian Winter Campbell Underwood [born 2021]

 _.Alexia Kathryn Underwood [nee Fitzgerald O'Connor], wife of James Michael Campbell Underwood [born 29 Dec, 1981], descended from the Barons Faringdon, gave birth to a son, Caspian Winter Campbell, 23 March, 2021, a brother for Atticus Alexander Campbell, who was born 15 Feb, 2018.

1st Baron Faringdon [1850-1934] > Hon Alec Henderson [1876-1931] > Adrian Henderson [1922-94] > Victoria Henderson [b 1956] > James Underwood [b 1981] > Caspian Underwood [b 2021]


Indigo Robin Vita Page [born 2021]

_.Daisy Elizabeth Page [nee Casement, born 1992], wife of Edward Page, gave birth to a daughter, Indigo Robin Vita, 27 March, 2021.

Edward is a son of Mr Christopher Page and the late Mrs Robin Page, of Frittenden, Kent.

Daisy is a scion of the Casement Irish landed gentry family, elder daughter of William Rory John Casement [born 1961], of Benenden, Kent, and his wife the former Rachel Berry.



Friday, April 02, 2021

Juliet Cairns, Viscountess Garmoyle 1965-2021

 _.Viscountess Garmoyle, wife of Viscount Garmoyle, son and heir of Earl Carins, died 18 March, 2021. She was 55.

The former Juliet Palmer, she was born 21 Aug, 1965, daughter of Andrew Eustace Palmer [born 30 Sept, 1937], of the family of the Barons Palmer, and his wife the former Davina Cecil Barclay, scion of that landed gentry family.

She married 19 Dec, 1991, Hugh Sebastian Frederick Cairns, styled Viscount Garmoyle [born 26 March, 1965], son and heir of the 6th Earl Cairns [born 27 May, 1939], and his wife the former Amanda Mary Heathcoat-Amory [born 4 Dec, 1944], scion of the baronets of that name, by whom she had issue, a son, Oliver [born 7 March, 1993], and two daughters, Tara [born 3 Apr, 1995], and Harriet [born 3 March, 1998].

Some aristocratic lines of descent:-

Charles, 2nd Earl Talbot [1777-1849] > George Chetwynd-Talbot [1810-96] > Gustavus Chetwynd-Talbot [1848-1920] > Cecil Chetwynd-Talbot [d 1949] > Jean Gladstone [d 1996] > Davina Barclay > Juliet Palmer [1965-2021]


7th Earl of Galloway [1736-1806] > Lady Catherine Stewart [1765-1836] > Charlotte Graham [d 1873] > Sophia Musgrave [d 1922] > Sir Hugh Gladstone of Capenoch [1877-1949] > Jean Gladstone [d 1996] >


Roxanna Doria van Oss [nee Neumann] 1939-2021

 _.Roxanna Doria [Zanna] van Oss, who died 29 March, 2021, aged 81, was descended from the extinct Dukes of Newcastle-under-Lyne.

The former Roxanna Doria [known as Zanna] Neumann, she was born in November, 1939, daughter of Stefan Hubert Neumann [1899-1974], and his 2nd wife, the former Lady Doria Lois Pelham-Clinton-Hope [1908-42], elder daughter of the 8th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne [1866-1941], and his second wife the former Olive Muriel Thompson [who died 1912]. 

She married firstly, 1960 [div 1969], William John Vicary; married 2ndly, 1970 [div 1985] Peter Humphrey Alexander van Oss [1936-2020]; married 3rdly, 14 June, 2006, William Randolph Hubard.

She leaves two sons from her first marriage, Alexander and Benedict Vicary.


Sir Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran, 9th Baronet 1931-2021

 _.Sir Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran, 9th Baronet, died 30 March, 2021. He was 89.

He was born 10 May, 1931, son of Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, 8th Baronet [1904-73], and his wife the former Louise Frances Balfour Stratford Dugdale [d 1988], a descendant of the Dukes of Argyll.

He succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 25 Oct, 1973. 

Sir Charles married 15 July, 1961, the Hon Amanda Mary Noel-Paton [born 1933], daughter of life peer Victor Noel-Paton, Baron Ferrier [1900-1992], by his wife the former Joane Mary Wiles [1907-84]. Lord Ferrier was one of the first life peers to be created in 1958.

Sir Charles, of Kilkerran, Maybole, Ayrshire, is survived by Lady Fergusson and two sons, Adam [b 1962], and Joseph [b 1965]. The baronetcy now passes to the elder son, Adam Fergusson of Kilkerran, Yr [who was born 29 Dec, 1962].

Argyll descent-

George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll [1823-1900] > Lady Frances Campbell [1858-1931] > Blanche Balfour [d 1948] > Louise Dugdale [d 1988] > Sir Charles Fergusson, 9th Bt [1931-2021].


Thursday, April 01, 2021

Grant-Dalton/Nicholls engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 1 Apr, 2021, between Jolyon Grant-Dalton [born 1991], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Kevin Duncan Spry Grant-Dalton [born 23 Dec, 1952], of Fulham, London, and his wife the former Amanda Charlton de Smitt, & Harriet M. Nicholls, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Mark Nicholls, of Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

6th Baron Ventry [1864-1936] > Hon Francis Eveleigh-De Moleyns [1901-64] > Valentina Eveleigh-De Moleyns [b 1928] >  Kevin Grant-Dalton [b 1952] > Jolyon Grant-Dalton [b 1991].


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Peerage for Sir Amyas Charles Edward Morse, KCB

 _. The Queen has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 26 March 2021 to confer the dignity of a Barony of the United Kingdom for life upon Sir Amyas Charles Edward Morse, KCB, by the name, style and title of BARON MORSE, of Aldeburgh in the County of Suffolk.

Lord Morse (born 28 June, 1949) is a member of a landed gentry family, and a Scottish auditor who, between 2009 and 2019, was the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office, an independent Parliamentary body. Born in Glasgow, Morse led the Coopers and Lybrand practice in Scotland before moving to London to manage the London City Office, subsequently becoming executive partner of Coopers and Lybrand UK. He was a global managing partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers before he was named Comptroller and Auditor General, succeeding Sir John Bourn.


Hector Wilfred & Toby Ignatius Meadows [born 2021]

_.Katherine Alexandra [Katie] Meadows [nee Liddell, born 4 June, 1983], wife of Lloyd Meadows, gave birth to twin sons, Hector Wilfred and Toby Ignatius, 19 March, 2021, in Dubai.

Lloyd Meadows is the elder son of Mr Neil Meadows and Mrs Susan Meadows, of Surrey, and Katie Meadows is a granddaughter maternally of the 6th Viscount Knutsford [b 27 Dec, 1926]

6th Viscount Knutsford [b 1926] > Lucy Holland-Hibbert [b 1956] > Katie Liddell [b 1983] > Twins [b 2021]


Singh Pujari/ Powell engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 31 March, 2021, between Pawan Singh Pujari, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Shri Singh Pujari, Champawat, Uttarakhand, India, and Mamie Josephine Berners Powell [born 21 Apr, 1992], scion of the Powell baronets, daughter of the late Sir Nicholas Folliott Douglas Powell, 4th Baronet [1935-2019], and his second wife the former Davina Hyacinthe Berners Allsopp [b 5 Apr, 1960], scion of the Barons Hindlip.


MacKean/Wemyss engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 31 March, 2021, between James MacKean, son of Mr & Mrs Charles MacKean, of Dunfermline, and Elizabeth Katherine Wemyss [born 1985], daughter of Charles John Wemyss (born 26 July, 1952), of Invermay, and his wife the former Fiona Elizabeth Penn [born 1956].

Elizabeth Wemyss is a granddaughter maternally of the courtier Lt-Col Sir Eric Penn, GCVO [1916-93], scion of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Prudence Stewart-Wilson [Prue, Lady Penn, Woman of the Bechamber to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother], scion of the Stewart-Stevens landed family, of Balrakeilly.

Elizabeth Wemyss is a granddaughter paternally of David Wemyss of that Ilk [1920-2005], and his wife Lady Jean Bruce, daughter of the 10th Earl of Elgin and Kincardine. Her great-grandfather Capt. Michael John Wemyss of Wemyss (1888-1982), married Lady Victoria Alexandrina Violet Cavendish-Bentinck, CVO (who d. in 1994, aged 104), daughter of the 6th Duke of Portland.

The bride-to-be is a kinswoman of HM The Queen. Both share Cavendish-Bentinck ancestry.



Oakeshott/Flote marriage

 _.The marriage has taken place between the Hon Luke Oakeshott, son of the life peer the Baron Oakeshott [born 10 Jan, 1947], and his wife ther former Philippa Poulton, and Sylvia Flote, a Norwegian model, and mother of their 10 month old son, Eilif.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Hon (Anthony) Guy Baliol Brett 1942-2021

_. The Hon Guy Brett, who died 1 February, 2021, aged 78, was a scion of the Viscounts Esher, and sometime chief art critic for The Times and curator of the Tate Modern.

(Anthony) Guy Baliol Brett was born 18 Oct, 1942, third of the six sons of the 4th Viscount Esher (1913-2004), and his wife, the artist, the former Helena Christian Olive Pike (1916-2006), scion of that landed gentry family, and was a nephew of Katherine Mary Penelope Pike (who died 2003), wife of the 3rd Marquess of Zetland.

He married in 1975, Alejandra Altamirano, a Chilean actress, by whom he had a daughter, Luciana (born 1976).


Sir Thomas Michael Blake Crawley-Boevey, 8th Baronet 1928-2021

 _. Sir Thomas Crawley-Boevey, 8th Baronet, died 9 March, 2021. He was 92.

Career: 2nd Lieutenant, Durham Light Infantry, 1948; with Shipping Agents 1952-61; with the Consumers' Association, 1961-82; Editor of Money Which? 1968-76; Editor of Which? 1976-82; Editor in Chief of Which? magazines, 1980-82; Master, Girdler's Co, 1992-93, &c.

He was born 29 September, 1928, the son of Sir Launcelot Valentine Hyde Crawley-Boevey, 7th Bt [1900-68], and his wife the former Elizabeth Goodeth Innes [who died 1976].

He succeeded to the baronetcy, created in 1784, on his father's death, 4 July, 1968, and married 1stly, 16 Feb, 1957, Laura Coelingh [1932-79], daughter of Jan Pouwels Coelingh, of Wassenaar, the Netherlands, by whom he had issue, two sons, Thomas and William. He married 2ndly, in 2003, Judith Tillotson, who survives him.

The elder son, Thomas Hyde Crawley-Boevey [born 26 June, 1958], succeeds to the baronetcy.


Prior/Boycott engagement

_.The engagement was announced 30 March, 2021, between Oliver James Leathes Prior [born 1991], son of the Hon Jeremy James Leathes Prior [born 1962], of Wissett, Suffolk, by his wife the former Camila Sarah Benson [born 1963], scion of that landed gentry family, and Isabel Maria Boycott [born 1991], daughter of the late Peter Boycott and of Mrs Peter Boycott, of Swalcliffe, co Oxford.

Oliver Prior is a grandson of the life peer, the Baron Prior, PC [1927-2016].



Catherine Auriole Lycett Green 1935-2021

 _. Catherine Auriole Lycett Green, who who died 29 March, 2021, aged 85, was one of the aristocratic subjects of Michael Holroyd's book Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers.

She was born 23 April, 1935 to Commander David Lycett Green [1892-1960], scion of the Green baronets, and his wife the former Angela Courage [1902-92], scion of that landed gentry family. Her parents divorced in 1944, and her mother married 2ndly, 25 March, 1945, Ralph William Ernest Beckett, 3rd Baron Grimthorpe [1891-1963].

Catherine spent her very early years at Bilbrough Manor, near York. Her father, David Lycett Green, bought it after his marriage to Catherine's mother, Angela, a woman, as her daughter was to discover later who had had a long love affair with Ralph Beckett, 3rd Baron Grimthorpe. During a car journey around Yorkshire, Catherine Lycett Green revealed to Michael Holroyd that her father was Ralph Beckett, 3rd Baron Grimthorpe and not David Lycett Green, as stated on her birth certificate. 

She revealed that her mother had never spoken to her about the facts of her parentage. "My mother married Raph Beckett in 1945 after divorcing David Lycett Green when I was nine. It's unproven that I am in fact Ralph's daughter, but I have been told that it is certain that I was Ralph's daughter. Ralph's son Christie (Christopher, the late 4th Baron Grimthorpe) is quoted as saying  'Of course you are!'"

Catherine accompanied Michael Holroyd on his quest to Villa Cimbrone, the Italian home of the 2nd Baron Grimthorpe. Here she found a letter from Ralph to Angela saying that Catherine was the most beautiful baby he has ever seen.

She married 1stly, 22 Apr, 1967 [div 1980], Raja Ranbir Singh [born 1919], son of Raja Sir Maharaj Singh. She married 2ndly, in 1981, Patrick Field Till.

She leaves issue from her first marriage, Xenia, Tamara and Alexia.


George Digby Howard Cornwall-Legh [born 2021]

 _.Victoria Cornwall-Legh (nee Jones), wife of the Hon Kenelm Michael Cornwall-Legh (b 12 Apr, 1978), scion of the Barons Grey of Codnor, gave birth to a son, George Digby Howard, 7 March, 2021, a brother for Beatrix Storm, who was born 27 December, 2016, and for Fred Richard Vyse, who was born 20 September, 2018.

 Kenelm Cornwall Legh is the 2nd son of the 6th Baron Grey of Codnor, DL (b 14 May, 1936), (Peerage of England cr 1397), of High Legh House, Knutsford, Cheshire, by his wife the former Joanna Storm Cayley (b 1947), scion of the Cayley Baronets (cr 1661).

Victoria Cornwall Legh is the eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Howard Jones, of Foxton, Cambridge.


Nancy Mimi Phoebe Hirsch [born 2021]

 _. Octavia Jessica Hirsch (nee Dickinson, born 1986), wife of Henry James (Harry) Hirsch (born 1985), gave birth to a daughter, Nancy Mimi Phoebe, 20 March, 2021, a sister for Digby Leopold Milo, who was born 4 March, 2019.

Harry Hirsch is a son of Leopold J Hirsch, by his wife the former Sheila Jean Dickson, and Octavia Hirsch is a daughter of Simon Clervaux Dickinson (b 1948), descended from the Chaytor baronets, by his wife the former Hon Jessica Rosetta Mancroft (b 1954), daughter of the late 2nd Baron Mancroft.


Monday, March 29, 2021

William George Fearnley-Whittingstall 1934-2021

_. [William] George Fearnley-Whittingstall, who died 15 March, 2021, aged 87, was a scion of that landed gentry family. 

He was born 18 Jan, 1934, son of Lieutenant-Colonel William Arthur Fearnley-Whittingstall (1903-1959), and his wife the former Margaret Nancy Morphew (1907-79); and married 1960, Daphne Maureen Shortt (b 1940), daughter of Dr Cyril de Vere Shortt (1908-97), of Overbrook, Winchcombe, Gloucester, and his wife the former Ethna Eirene Collins (1911-97), by whom he had issue, three daughters. 



Temurçin/Hilliard engagement

 The engagement was announced 29 March, 2021, between Ertüze Metehan Temurçin, only son of Mr and Mrs Kemal Temurçin, of Istanbul, Turkey, and Alexandra Cary Hilliard [born 1985], eldest daughter of Richard Guy Hilliard, of Wilton, Salisbury, and his wife the former Melinda Mary Hammick [born 7 Oct, 1955], scion of the Hamminck baronets.

Rev. Sir St Vincent Hammick, 2nd Bt [1806-88] > Sir Murray Hammick [1854-1936] > Henry Hammick [1890-1968] > Alexander Hammick [b 1928] > Melinda Hammick [b 1955] > Alexandra Hilliard [b 1985]


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Cosmo John Benedict Kelly [born 2021]

 _. Celia Anne Kelly [nee Pelly, born 16 July, 1990], wife of Thomas Alexander Noel Kelly [born 1990], and scion of the Pelly baronets, gave birth to a son, Cosmo John Benedict, 22 February, 2021.

Celia is a daughter of John Marriott Pelly [born 23 Feb, 1953], of Battersea, London, and his wife the former Caroline Mary Griffith.

Thomas Kelly is the eldest son of Mr Benedict Bernard Noel d'Aremberg Kelly (b 3 July, 1960), of Nether Wallop, Hampshire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Eaglestone.

Thomas Kelly is a grandson of the Lady Mirabel Magdalen Kelly [1931-2008], nee Fitzalan Howard, who was a sister of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG [1915-2002], Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England, &c.


Thursday, March 25, 2021

To Harry and Meghan, a note: courtesy titles are derived by courtesy of the Crown.

 _. Much has been written since the Duchess of Sussex's recent explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey on the alleged 'snub' to the Queen's great-grandson, Archie, and that he has been deprived of a title. I would suggest that the 'snub' here is on the other foot, and that it's the Sussexes who have snubbed the monarch in a churlish, and disrespectful manner. Harry and Meghan should be reminded that titles of courtesy come as courtesy from the Crown, and not from a parent.

The decision of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to deny their son a courtesy title is I think unique in the annals of the peerage.

In a complete break with tradition and with the laws governing peerages, and the styles and titles of courtesy relating to the children of peers, it was announced in May, 2019 that Archie Mountbatten-Windsor would not use a courtesy title associated with the Dukedom of Sussex.

It was expected that Archie would be styled as Earl of Dumbarton, which is Prince Harry's earldom, created with the Dukedom of Sussex and Barony of Kilkeel in May, 2018. The eldest sons of dukes in the peerages of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom traditionally assume their father's second senior peerage, as a 'courtesy' title. Some eldest sons decide to use a lesser title, as in the case of the eldest son of the Duke of Devonshire, who continues to be known as Earl of Burlington instead of the more senior Marquess of Hartington. If the Sussexes dislike the idea of Archie being Earl of Dumbarton then he could instead be known as Lord Kilkeel. 

However, following Archie's birth, a statement quickly followed that no courtesy titles would be borne by the seventh in line to the throne, and that he would be known as Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The eldest son of a duke by custom uses one of his father's peerages as a 'courtesy' title, and he is also 'Lord' [Christian name] Surname, and was born so, and is recorded as such at the College of Arms in London. 

Harry and Meghan's second child will be born Lady [Christian name] Mountbatten-Windsor. This courtesy title will not be granted or bestowed by the Queen at birth as it is an automatic qualification. The 'courtesy title' comes as courtesy from the Crown, and not as a courtesy from a parent. If Harry and Meghan deny their daughter the courtesy title of a daughter of a duke they are in effect snubbing the Crown. Whether the courtesy title is used or not will not affect how the child's rank is recorded at the College of Arms.

In cases where a person succeeds to a peerage from a cousin or relation other than a parent then the siblings of that new peer do not automatically assume courtesy titles, and apply to the Crown to be so granted. Claims are reviewed and when approved the Crown Office issues the following:

'Her Majesty has been graciously pleased by Warrant under her Royal Signet and Sign Manual bearing the date …. to ordain and declare that …..(name of person seeking courtesy title) .. shall henceforth have, hold and enjoy the same title, rank, place, pre-eminence and precedence as the children of a ….Duke/Marquess/Earl/Viscount/Baron... as would have been due to them had their father … (his name)… succeeded to the title and dignity of Duke of …….and to command that the said Royal Concession and Declaration be recorded in Her Majesty's College of Arms.'

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, being born the son of Duke, was born Lord Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor as a legal entity. His sister, expected in the summer, will be born Lady [Christian name] Mountbatten-Windsor.

The Queen, Head of the Royal House of Windsor, declared by Letters Patent in 1960 that her male line descendants who were not Royal Highnesses or princes or princesses would have the surname Mountbatten-Windsor, to complement her husband, Prince Philip, who had assumed the surname of Mountbatten when he was naturalized a British subject in 1947.

Harry and Meghan's children now share this surname with the children of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, who, as children of the Sovereign's son are officially HRH, but do not use the royal style and title. Instead Edward and Sophie's children use courtesy titles derived from their father's peerages, and are known as Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor.

Several peers, or relatives of peers with courtesy titles, do decide not to be so styled. And of course peerages can be disclaimed, within a time limit, under the terms of the Peerages Act 1963. Peers in the Peerage of Ireland and baronets cannot disclaim under the terms of the act. However, a man or woman who has been created a peer, as Harry was in 2018, cannot then go on to disclaim.

The younger children of dukes and marquesses are prefixed 'Lord' or 'Lady'. The younger sons of Earls, Viscounts and Barons are prefixed 'The Honourable'. Daughters of Earls are 'Lady', and the daughters of Viscounts and Barons are 'The Honourable'.

The fifth grandchild of the Prince of Wales, due in the early summer, will be eighth in line of succession to the throne, and will follow her grandfather, Charles, then the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and then her father, the Duke of Sussex, and elder brother Archie, in the line of succession. 

The infant will be the eleventh great-grandchild of the Queen, and will not be born a prince or princess with the qualification of Royal Highness. That rank is reserved only for the children and male line grandchildren of the Sovereign, and the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, as laid down by the Letters Patent of King George V [1917], and the further Letters Patent of Queen Elizabeth II [2012].

Under the terms of the Letters Patent creating Harry's dukedom, in May, 2018, the descent of the title is vested in his heirs male 'lawfully begotten'. Archie is destined, should he survive his father, to succeed as 2nd Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Harry and Meghan's daughter will of course be in the line of succession to the throne, but she will not be in remainder to the dukedom, earldom or barony.


Alice Emily Rose Procopé 1978-2021

 _. Alice Emily Rose Procopé, who died 17 March, 2021, aged 42, was a granddaughter of the late 2nd Viscount Ingleby. She had been suffering from cancer.

The journalist, known by her maiden name Alice Horton, was the girlfriend of Tom Parker Bowles, son of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

She was born 11 October, 1978, as Alice Emily Rose Horton, elder daughter of (Gavin) Tobias Alexander Winterbottom Horton (formerly Winterbottom), of North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Hon. Fiona Catherine Peake (born 24 January, 1955), eldest daughter of the 2nd and last Viscount Ingleby (1926-2008), of Snilesworth, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, by his wife the late Susan Gladys Landale [died 10 Feb, 1996].

She married Robert Hjalmar Procopé [born 1974], elder son of the late Mr Fredrik Procope and Mrs Procopé, of North Yorkshire by whom she had issue, Katherine, Wilfred and Georgina.

Her husband is a grandson maternally of Sir Edward Wigram, 8th Baronet [1913-2003].


Leigh-Pemberton/Dawes engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 25 March, 2021, between David Geoffrey Berners Leigh-Pemberton [born 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, eldest son of the Hon Edward Douglas Leigh-Pemberton [born 10 January, 1959], of Longcot, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Jessica Elizabeth Berners Allsopp [born 5 Apr, 1960], scion of the Barons Hindlip, & Emily L. Dawes, the eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Douglas Dawes, of Columbus, Indiana, United States.

David Leigh-Pemberton is a grandson paternally of the Baron Kingsdown, KG [1927-2013], Governor of the Bank of England 1983-93.


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Sylvia Mary Berkeley [née Maudsley] 1921-2021

 _. Sylvia Mary Berkeley [née Maudsley], who died 17 March, 2021, aged 99, was the widow of Lieutenant-Colonel Maurice Berkeley [1921-93], scion of the Barons Berkeley.

She was born in 1921, daughter of John Tennant Maudsley, of Caton, co Lancaster, and married 18 November, 1950, Lt-Col. Maurice Berkeley [born 12 Jan 1921], son of Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Robert Berkeley,  CMG, DSO, OBE [1877-1959], and his wife the former Nest Bradney [1890-1983], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Colonel Sir Joseph Alfred Bradney, CB, TD, CStJ [1859-1933], by whoh she had issue, three sons, Hugh, John and Michael.

Her husband died 31 July, 1993.



Zara Tindall gives birth to her third child: Lucas Philip Tindall

 _. Zara Anne Elizabeth Tindall, MBE (b 15 May, 1981, nee Phillips), scion of the Royal House of Windsor, & wife of Michael James Tindall, MBE (b 18 Oct 1978), has given birth to a son, Lucas Philip Tindall, 21 March, 2021, a brother for Mia Grace [born 17 January, 2014], and Lena Elizabeth [born 18 June, 2018].

The infant is the first grandson for HRH The Princess Royal and her former husband Capt Mark Phillips, and the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's tenth great-grandchild.

 Mike Tindall is a son of Philip Tindall, by his wife the former Linda Shepherd, & Zara is the only dau of Capt Mark Antony Peter Phillips, CVO, ADC (b 22 Sept 1948), descended from the wealthy Tiarks landed family, by his 1st wife HRH The Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, The Princess Royal, KG (b 15 Aug 1950), only dau of HM Queen Elizabeth II, &c.

The baby is the Princess Royal's fifth grandchild, and first grandson. Her son Peter and daughter-in-law, Autumn, have two daughters, Savannah Anne Kathleen (b 29 Dec, 2010), and Isla Elizabeth (b 29 March, 2012). Zara and Mike Tindall's first daughter, Mia Grace, was born 17 January, 2014 and their second daughter, Lena, was born 18 June, 2018.

The Queen's great-grandchildren:-

[1] Savannah Anne Kathleen Phillips [born 29 Dec 2010]

[2] Isla Elizabeth Phillips [born 29 March, 2012]

[3] HRH Prince George of Cambridge [born 22 July, 2013]

[4] Mia Grace Tindall [born 17 January, 2014]

[5] HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge [born 2 May, 2015]

[6] HRH Prince Louis of Cambridge [born 23 April, 2018]

[7] Lena Elizabeth Tindall [born 18 June, 2018]

[8] Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor [born 6 May, 2019]

[9] August Philip Hawke Brooksbank [born 9 February, 2021]

[10] Lucas Philip Tindall [born 21 March, 2021]


Diana Mary Bury [nee Incledon-Webber] 1932-2021

 _. Diana Mary Bury [nee Incledon-Webber], who died 18 March, 2021, aged 88, was a scion of the Incledon-Webber landed family, and widow of John Edward Bury, who predeceased her by 10 days, dying 7 March, 2021, aged 93. Her husband was descended from the Le Marchant baronets.

She was born 27 September, 1932, daughter of Lieut.-Col. Godfrey Sturdy Incledon-Webber [1904-86], and his wife the former Angela Florence Lacy [1905-91], daughter of Sir Pierce Lacy, 1st Baronet [1872-1956], and married 28 June, 1961, John Edward Bury [1927-2021], son of Colonel John Bury, OBE, of the 17th/21st Lancers, and his wife the former Ruth Alice Le Marchant [1900-1982], daughter of Brig-Gen Sir Edward Le Marchant, 4th Baronet [1871-1953]

Mrs Bury leaves issue, two sons, Henry [born 1962], and Edward [born and died 1970], and five daughters, Mary [born 1964], Anne [born 1965], Eleanor [b 1967], Jane [born 1971], and Clare [born 1972].


Sara, Lady North 1932-2021

 _. Sara, Lady North, who died 12 March, 2021, aged 88, was the widow of Sir [William] Jonathan Frederick North, 2nd Baronet [1931-2018].

She was born at Chertsey, Surrey, in 1932, a daughter of Air Chief Marshal Sir James Donald Innes Hardman, GCB, DFC [1899-1982], and his wife the former Dorothy Thompson [c1907-2005].

Sara Virginia [known as Sally] Hardman married 19 Oct, 1956, William Jonathan Frederick North [born 6 Feb, 1931], son of the Hon John Montagu William North [1905-87], scion of the Earls of Guilford, and his 1st wife the former Muriel Norton Hickling [died 1989].

Her husband was a grandson maternally of Sir William Hickling [1864-1947], who, in 1920, was created a baronet with special remainder to the male issue of his daughters successively, and on his death, 18 Apr, 1947, his grandson, the abovementioned Jonathan North, succeeded to the baronetcy. Her husband died 25 Feb, 2018.

Lady North leaves a son, Sir Jeremy, 3rd Bt [born 1960], and two daughters, Charlotte [born 1958], and Harriet [born 1963].


Rosemary, Viscountess Daventry 1926-2021

 _. Rosemary, Viscountess Daventry, who died 20 March, 2021, aged 94, was the widow of the 3rd Viscount Daventry [1921-2000].

She was born Rosemary Norrie, 26 March, 1926, daughter of Lieutenant-General the 1st Baron Norrie, GCMG, GCVO, CB, DSO, MC [1893-1977], sometime Governor of South Australia, and Governor and Commander-in-Chief of New Zealand, and Chancellor of the Order of St Michael & St George, by his 1st wife the former Jocelyn Helen Gosling [died 1938].

She married 20 October, 1959, the then Hon Francis Humphrey Maurice FitzRoy Newdegate [born 17 Dec, 1921], son of Commander John Maurice FitzRoy Newdegate, RN [1897-1976], and his wife the former Lucia Charlotte Susan Newdegate [died 1982].  Her husband succeeded his uncle,  19 January, 1986, as the 3rd Viscount Daventry, and he died 15 February, 2000.

The Daventry peerage was created in 1943 for Muriel FitzRoy [1869-1962], widow of the Rt Hon Edward FitzRoy [1869-1943], the Speaker of the House of Commons who died in office. Mr Speaker FitzRoy was a scion of the Barons Southampton, and they descended from Charles II and his mistress Barbara Villiers.

Rose, Viscountess Daventry leaves two sons, James, the 4th Viscount Daventry [born 27 July, 1960], and the Hon Hugh FitzRoy Newdegate [b 7 Oct, 1962], and a daughter, the Hon Joanna FitzRoy Newdegate [born 8 Feb, 1964].


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Baron Greaves 1942-2021

 _. The Baron Greaves, life peer, Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords, died 23 March, 2021. He was 77.

Anthony Robert Greaves was born 27 July, 1942, at Bradford West Yorkshire, son of Geoffrey Greaves and his wife the former Moyra Brookes.

He married in 1968, Heather Anne Baxter, by whom he had two daughters.

Educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield; Hertford College, Oxford.

Career: was a teacher and lecturer 1968-74; Organising Secretary, Association of Liberal Councillors, 1977-85; Managing Director, Hebden Royd Publications Ltd [Liberal Dem publications] 1985-90; second hand book dealer, Liber Books, 1992; Liberal Member of Colne Borough Council 1971-74; [Liberal then Lib Dem] member of Pendle Borough Council 1973-92 and 1994-98; Lancashire County Council, 1973-97. Created a life peer in 2000, as Baron Greaves, of Pendle in the County of Lancashire.

He was an advocate of social liberalism, and went on record opposing some of the reforms to his party brought about by Sir Menzies Campbell and Nick Clegg. In 2010 Greaves went on record to express his personal frustration at the auction of a manorial title, the Lordship of Pendle, suspiciously close to his own. Greaves' concerns were later shown to be legitimate when it transpired that the Lordship of the Forest of Pendle belongs to the Barons Clitheroe and forms part of the Honor of Clitheroe holdings they have held since World War II. Its sale was invalid and had not been authorised by its owners.


The 3rd Earl of Swinton 1939-2021

 _. The 3rd Earl of Swinton, North Yorkshire landowner, died 21 March, 2021. He was 81.

Nicholas John Cunliffe-Lister was born 4 Sept, 1939, the second son of Major the Hon John Yarburgh Cunliffe-Lister [1913-43], of the Staffordshire Yeomanry, who died of wounds received in action, 14 April, 1943, and his wife the former Anne Irvine Medlicott [died 28 May, 1961] who married 2ndly, 3 Apr 1944, Donald Phillott-Chapple-Gill, scion of that landed gentry family.

His paternal grandfather, born Philip Lloyd-Greame, 1 May, 1884, a son of Col Yarburgh Lloyd-Greame, of Sewerby House, Bridlington. He was MP for Hendon Dec 1918-Oct 1935, and held the office of President of the Board of Trade 1922-24, and Nov 1924-June 1929, and Aug-Nov 1931; was Secretary of State for the Colonies Nov 1931-June 1935, Secretary of State for Air, June 1935-May 1938; Minister Resident in West Africa 1942-44; Minister for Civil Aviation 1944-45; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister for Materials 1951-52; Deputy Leader of the House of Lords; Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations Nov 1952-Apr 1955. He married 5 Sept, 1912, Mary Constance Boynton [died 27 Sept, 1974], daughter of the Rev Charles Boynton, and his wife the former Hon Mary Cunliffe-Lister [died 31 Dec, 1896], daughter of Samuel Cunliffe-Lister, 1st Baron Masham [1815-1906], cr Baron Masham in 1891. Philip Lloyd-Greame assumed by Royal Licence 27 Nov, 1924, the Surname of Cunliffe-Lister on the succession of his wife to the Swinton estates. He was created a peer as Viscount Swinton, 29 Nov, 1935, and further created Baron Masham and Earl of Swinton, 5 May, 1955. He died 27 July, 1972, and was succeeded in his peerages by his grandson, David Yarburgh Cunliffe-Lister, 2nd Earl [1937-2006].

The Swinton estate at Masham has been owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since 1882 when it was purchased by the then Lord Masham, [great-great grandfather of the 3rd Earl] from the Danby family, and comprises Swinton Park, the 32-room castle hotel, Swinton Cookery School, the adjacent Country Club & Spa and Swinton Bivouac, the estate’s tree lodge and glamping retreat. The gardens and extensive grounds with a lake, grottoes and rustice bridges were laid out from about 1796 to 1820 under the direction of Adam Mickle the second for the then owner, Sir William Danby.

Nicholas Cunliffe-Lister married firstly, 19 February, 1966 [divorced] [Elizabeth] Susan Whitelaw [born 1944], now the Hon Dame Susan Cunliffe-Lister, DCVO, Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding 2005-2019, eldest of the four daughter of William Whitelaw, 1st [and last] Viscount Whitelaw, KT, CH, MC, PC [1918-99], and his wife the former Cecilia Sprot [1917-2011], scion of that landed gentry family. Nicholas married 2ndly, in July 1996, Mrs Pamela June Sykes, former wife of [1] Richard Smith, [2] Alistair Brown, and [3] Jeremy John Sykes, scion of the Sykes baronets, of Sledmere, and daughter of Thomas Wood, of Lilling, co York.

He succeeded as 3rd Earl of Swinton and Baron Masham, on the death of his elder brother, the 2nd Earl, 26 March, 2006.

The Earl of Swinton leaves two sons, Mark, and the Hon Simon [born 7 Nov, 1977], and a daughter, Lady Lorna Cunliffe-Lister [born 27 Apr, 1968]. The elder son, Mark William Philip Cunliffe-Lister, styled Baron Masham [born 15 Sept, 1970], now succeeds to his father's peerages. Lord Masham runs the Swinton Park Hotel with his wife, the former Felicity Shadbolt.

The funeral and interment will take place at St Mary's Church, Masham, North Yorkshire.


Hon Elizabeth Mary Fairbairn [nee Mackay] 1938-2021

 _. The Hon Elizabeth Mary Fairbairn, who died at Edinburgh, 18 March, 2021, aged 82, was a scion of the Lords Reay.

She was born the Hon Elizabeth Mary Mackay, 21 June, 1938, elder daughter of Æneas Alexander Mackay, 13th Lord Reay [1905-63], and his wife the former Charlotte Mary Younger [died 2000].

She married 29 Sept, 1962 [div 1979], Nicholas Hardwick Fairbairn of Fordell, MP [1933-95] [he was knighted in 1988], Conservative MP for Kinross & Western Perthshire 1974-83, and then for Perth & Kinross 1983-95, and sometime the controversial Solicitor General for Scotland, by whom she had issue, five children, Charlotte [born 1963], Micheline [1963-1964], Edward [born and died 1965], Anna [born 1966], and Francesca [born 1969].

Her husband was a son of Dr William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn, and his wife Mary Ann More-Gordon.


Anne, Lady Jaffray 1919-2021

 _. Anne, Lady Jaffray, who died 15 March, 2021, aged 101, was the widow of Colonel Sir William Edmund Jaffray, 4th Baronet [1895-1953].

Anne, Lady Jaffray, was one of Bletchley Park’s wartime team of debutantes; she went on to be a county councillor in Hampshire, and was a well-known figure on the social scene for many decades.

Her work was vital enough to evade petrol rationing, so, when not working at Bletchley, she headed to London and the nightlife of Quaglino’s.

She was the former Anne Paget, born in 1919 at Melton Mowbray, a daughter of Capt John Otho Paget, MC [1860-1934], of Thorpe Satchville Hall, Leicestershire, and his wife the former Gertrude Helen Talbot Butt [1890-1978].

She was twice married, both times to baronets: 1stly, on 11 Apr, 1942 [div 1950], to Sir John Godfrey Worsley-Taylor, 3rd Baronet [1915-52], son of Sir James Worsley-Taylor, 2nd Bt [1872-1933], and his wife the former Audrey Frances Philipson Philipson-Stow [died 1966], scion of the baronets of that name. She married 2ndly, 11 Oct, 1950, Colonel Sir William Edmund Jaffray, 4th Baronet [born 29 July, 1895], 2nd son of Sir William Jaffray, 2nd Bt [1852-1914], and his 2nd wife the former Alice Mary Galloway [died 1917].

Lady Jaffray, who was widowed 24 Oct, 1953, had a daughter from her first marriage, Annette Pamela Worsley-Taylor [later Shiel], MBE [1944-2015], and from her second marriage, a son, Sir William Otho Jaffray, 5th Baronet [born 1 Nov, 1951].


Elizabeth Ann Forestier-Walker [nee Willans] [died 2021]

 _. Elizabeth Ann Forestier-Walker, who died 20 March, 2021, aged 90, was the wife of Robert Jestyn Gwent Forestier-Walker [1919-94], scion of the baronets of that name.

She was the former Elizabeth Ann Willans, daughter of Brigadier John Harte Harris Willans, of the Royal Artillery, and married 3 Aug, 1956, Robert Jestyn Gwent Forestier-Walker [born 2 Oct, 1919], son of Charles Evelyn Forestier-Walker [1875-1931] and his wife the former Ada Llewelyn Mansel [died 1960], by whom she had issue, a son, Aidan [born 1966], and three daughters, Rosamond [born 1961], Vivien [born 1963], and Daphne [born 1964].

Her husband died 28 Sept, 1994.

Sir George Forestier-Walker, 2nd Bt [1825-96] > Charles Forestier-Walker [1875-1931] > Robert Forestier-Walker [1919-94].


Monday, March 22, 2021

The 7th Marquess of Bute 1958-2021

 _. The 7th Marquess of Bute died 22 March, 2021, after a short illness at the age of 62. He was head of Scotland's most prominent Roman Catholic dynasty.

The peer spent much of his time on his namesake Scottish island at his ancestral home, Mount Stuart, on the Isle of Bute, and had chaired the Board of Mount Stuart Trust since 2005. The 7th Marquess, once ranked 616th in the Rich List, was also a Formula 1 driver in 1986 as he partnered Ayrton Senna and raced under the name 'Johnny Dumfries'. During his racing career he also won the 24-hour race, Le Mans, in 1988.

Mount Stuart, the family’s ancestral Victorian gothic palace on the Isle of Bute that he inherited in 1993 along with the 18th-century Dumfries House in southwest Scotland. As though to emphasise the point, he preferred to live in Ladbroke Grove, west London. 

The marquisate had been created in 1794 for the 4th Earl of Bute, whose father, John Stuart, the 3rd Earl, was George III’s despotic prime minister for 11 months in 1762-63. The first marquess served as ambassador to Spain; the second built Cardiff docks and owned substantial oil and coal plants in the region; and the third scandalised Victorian society by converting to Catholicism, restoring Cardiff Castle and building the eccentric Castle Coch in south Wales.

He inherited not only the title but also an estate worth an estimated £144 million, including 25,000 acres of Scotland — as well as a £12 million overdraft. He dropped the Johnny Dumfries name, preferring to be known as John Bute.

The Marquess, a friend of the Prince of Wales, is believed to have died of cancer. The Crichton-Stuarts owned Dumfries House, having been inherited by the 2nd Marquess of Bute in 1814, it remained in his family until 2007 when the 7th Marquess sold it to the nation for £45 million due to the cost of upkeep.

The Marquess was descended from Mary Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII, and her husband, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk.

The Marquess of Bute [created in the Peerage of Gt Britain, 1796], was also 12th Earl of Dumfries [in the Peerage of Scotland, cr 1633], 10th Earl of Bute [Peerage of Scotland cr 1703], 7th Earl of Windsor [Peerage of Gt Britain cr 1796], 12th Viscount of Ayr [Peerage of Scotland, cr 1622], 10th Viscount Kingarth [Peerage of Scotland cr 1703], 7th Viscount Mountjoy [Peerage of Gt Britain, cr 1796], 20th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar [Peerage of Scotland cr 1487], 12th Lord Sanquhar [Peerage of Scotland cr 1622], 12th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar & Cumnock, [cr Peerage of Scotland 1633], 10th Lord Mount Stuart, Cumra and Inchmarnock [Peerage of Scotland cr 1703], 8th Baron Mount Stuart of Wortley [Peerage of Gt Britain, cr 1761], 7th Baron Cardiff [Peerage of Gt Britain, cr 1776], 12th Baronet, of Bute [Nova Scotia creation, 1627], Hereditary Keeper of Rothesay Castle, and Hereditary Sheriff and Coroner of Bute.

John Colum Crichton-Stuart was born in a cottage hospital on the Isle of Bute, 26 April, 1958, son of the 6th Marquess of Bute, KBE [1933-93], and his first wife the former [Beatrice] Nicola Grace Weld-Forester [born 19 Nov, 1933], scion of the Barons Forester. He was put in the care of Helen Lightbody, former nanny to Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

He succeeded his father, 21 July, 1993, as 7th Marquess.

The Marquess of Bute married firsly, 1984 [div 1993], Carolyn Waddell, daughter of Bryson Waddell; married secondly, 13 Feb, 1999, Serena Solitaire Wendell, daughter of Maj Jac Wendell [later Maxwell-Hyslop], and his wife the former Anthea Petronelle Hyslop, only dau of Maj Hugh John Maxwell Hyslop, of that landed gentry family.

He leaves a son, John, and two daughters, Lady Caroline Crichton-Stuart [born 1984], and Lady Cathleen Crichton-Stuart [born 1986], from his first marriage, and a daughter, Lady Lola Affrica Crichton-Stuart [born 1999], from his second marriage.

The son, John Bryson Crichton-Stuart, styled Lord Mount Stuart [born 21 December, 1989], now succeeds as 8th Marquess of Bute.


Lieutenant-Colonel James Otway George Paton 1929-2021

  _. Lieutenant-Col. James Otway George Paton, who died 15 March, 2021, aged 91, was a descendant of the Denny-Wheeler-Cuffe baronets.

He was born in 1929, son of Brigadier James Angus Paton, OBE [1894-1970], and his wife the former Loveday Eileen Tupper [1898-1976]; and married 13 December, 1958, Dr Patricia Nell [Trish] Massy-Beresford [born 17 May, 1931], scion of the Barons Massy, daughter of Brigadier Tristram Hugh Massy-Beresford [1896-1987], and his wife the former Helen Lindsay Lawford [1903-79], by whom he had issue, two sons and two daughters.

Wheeler-Cuffe ancestry:-

Sir Jonah Wheeler-Cuffe, 1st Baronet [1769-1853] > Letitia Wheeler-Cuffe > Admiral Sir Reginald Tupper [1850-1945] >  Loveday Tupper [1898-1976] > James [Jim] Paton [1929-2021]


Edward John Winnington-Ingram 1926-2021

 _. Edward John Winnington-Ingram, who died 17 March, 2021, aged 94, was a scion of the Winnington baronets.

He was born 20 April, 1926, son of the Rev. Edward Francis Winnington-Ingram [1883-1963], and his wife the former Gladys Winifred Armstrong [1903-1995].

Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR. He married firstly, 12 Sept, 1953, Shirley Yvonne Lamotte, daughter of Gerald Lamotte; married 2ndly, 21 June, 1973, Mrs Elizabeth Linda Few-Brown [nee Milling], former wife of Peter Few-Brown, and daughter of Geoffrey Milling.

From his first marriage he leaves two sons, Edward [born 1957], and Gerald [born 1960]. 

His step-daughter, the former Rebecca Few-Brown is now Rebecca, Marchioness of Blandford, and was the first wife of the 12th Duke of Marlborough.


Sunday, March 21, 2021

Louis Byng Holland Alban-Moore [born 2021]

 _. Clare Helen Colina Alban-Moore (nee Dudley-Williams, born 1982), wife of Alexander Christopher Alban-Moore (born 1979), gave birth to a son, Louis Byng Holland, 8 March, 2021, a brother for Scarlett Grace Lucy, who was born 19 July, 2018.

Alex Alban-Moore is a son of the late Peter Alban-Moore by his wife the former Dilys M Campbell, of Gloucestershire.

Clare Alban-Moore is a daughter of Malcolm Philip Edgcumbe Dudley-Williams (born 1947), heir presumptive to the Dudley-Williams baronetcy, by his wife the former Caroline Anne Colina Duncan.


Steven Hugh Walthall Spurrier 1941-2021

 _. Steven Hugh Walthall Spurrier, who died 9 March, 2021, aged 79, was a wine expert and merchant, scion of the Spurrier landed gentry family.

Spurrier organised the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, which unexpectedly elevated the status of California wine and promoted the expansion of wine production in the New World. He was also the founder of the Academie du Vin and Christie's Wine Course, in addition to authoring and co-authoring several wine books.

He was born in 1941 the second son of Capt Henry John Marston Spurrier [1913-88], of Cubley Old Hall, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and his wife the former Pamela Agnes Neame, scion of that landed gentry family.

He married in 1968, Arabella Ann Lawson (b 1946) dau of Lt-Cdr (Arnold) Derek Arthur Lawson (1907-1984) and his wife the Hon  Flora Breckinridge Fermor-Hesketh (1913-1970) daughter of the 1st Baron Hesketh,  and they had issue, a son John Christian [born 1971] and a daughter, Catherine Isabelle Flora [b 1973].


Saturday, March 20, 2021

Milicia Kennedy Kastner 1972-2021

 _. Milicia Kennedy Kastner, the actress, died 14 March, 2021, aged 49.

She was born in January, 1972, daughter of Elliott Kastner [1930-2010], the American film producer, and his wife the former Tessa Georgina Kennedy, the interior designer, former wife of [Bede Evelyn] Dominick Elwes [1931-75], scion of that landed family of Roxby, daughter of Geoffrey Farrer Kennedy, of Pinewood, Tilford, Surrey.

Milicia was a goddaughter of HSH Princess Grace of Monaco and Dame Joan Collins.

She leaves a son, Jack, 15, whose father is American producer Cary Woods, and a daughter, Sophia, 11, whose father is art dealer Alex Corcoran.

Milicia is a half-sister of [Stevan Cassian] Cary Elwes [born 7 Aug, 1959], and of Dusan Damian Cary Elwes [born 10 Aug 1960], and Ivan Simon Cary Elwes [born 26 Oct, 1962], the actor 'Cary Elwes'.


Scrope/Staveley engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 20 March, 2021, between [Simon] Harry Richard Scrope [born 1974], head of the landed gentry family of Scrope of Danby, only son of the late Simon Egerton Scrope [1934-2010], of Danby on Yore, and his wife the former Jennifer Jane Parkinson, descended from the extinct Barons Bingley, & Rosanna Lorna Staveley [born 1988], scion of the Staveley landed gentry family, daughter of the late Simon Henry Staveley [1949-98], and his wife the former Judy O. Willis Fleming [b 28 June, 1954], scion of that landed gentry family, of Willis Fleming, of Stoneham.

Harry Scrope is a grandson maternally of the late Sir Kenneth Parkinson, Kt [1908-81], sometime chairman of Yorkshire Post Newspapers, and his wife the former Hon Dorothy Lane Fox [1909-80], a daughter of the 1st and last Baron Bingley [1870-1947].

The Scrope/Staveley engagement is the second engagement between members of these old families to have taken place this year. In February Harry Scrope's cousin, Edward Scrope [born in 1989], announced his engagement to Rosanna Staveley's cousin, Miranda Staveley [born 1988].

The Scrope family (pronounced "Scroop") are seated at Danby, the family's 1,500-acre estate in North Yorkshire. The family descend from one of Edward the Confessor's Norman favourites, and were thus already settled in England at the time of the Conquest. The family motto, Devant si je puis (Forward if I am able), is a sardonic allusion to their name,which means "crab" in the Norman dialect. Establishing themselves in Wensleydale in the 12th century, Scropes distinguished themselves on the Crusades and in the Hundred Years War, were regularly summoned to medieval parliaments as barons, and have produced five Garter knights, and an Archbishop of York.

The Scrope coat of arms, Azure a bend or, was one of the earliest to be adopted and, to amateurs of heraldry, is a celebrated curiosity. Campaigning in Scotland in 1385, Richard, Lord Scrope of Bolton, was aghast to see it borne by a fellow knight, Sir Richard le Grosvenor. The matter was tried in the Court of Chivalry – John of Gaunt, Harry "Hotspur" and Geoffrey Chaucer all giving evidence on Scrope's behalf.

Depositions were conveniently heard in York Minster, the family burial place, where the Scrope arms were prominently on display, as they were – in glass, alabaster and stone – in more than 40 other churches in Yorkshire. The court's decision in favour of Scrope has long rankled with the Grosvenors. Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster, was to name his famous racehorse (the 1880 Derby winner) Bend Or, and it was also his nickname for his grandson, the 2nd Duke, whose chestnut hair reminded him of the horse. For their part, the proud Scropes sport a distinctive family tie, based on their arms, of blue with diagonal gold stripes.

Harry Scrope descends from a junior branch of the family which succeeded to the headship in 1630. Christopher Scrope was by that time a convicted recusant and knew better than to press his claim to the titles and estates. Christopher's son seated himself at Danby-on-Yore, in the heart of the Scrope country, which the family had acquired through an heiress in 1576. Largely rebuilt in the 16th century, Danby Hall incorporates one of the most southerly examples of a peel tower, dating from the early 14th century. A small chamber at the top of the "old Tower" served as a chapel, the only place of Catholic worship for miles around. In the early 1800s a capacious priest's hole was rediscovered at the back of a fireplace. Generations of Scropes were barred, as Catholics, from public office. Their sons were sent abroad, with false identities, for their schooling. Forbidden to own any horse worth more than £5, they depended on kindly Protestant neighbours to hold them in their own names. The Scrope who bred Danby Cade, a famous 18th-century racehorse, was not his legal owner. "Penal times" ended with the passing of the Catholic Relief Act in 1829. Scrope of Danby petitioned in vain for the earldom of Wiltshire, but retained the heraldic supporters (a pair of Cornish choughs) that the family claim by prescription – supporters being an honour usually afforded only to peers and knights grand cross under Royal Warrant.

Rosanna Staveley is a granddaughter of Capt [William Arthur] Miles Staveley [1913-81], scion of the Staveleys of North Stainley Hall, Ripon, and his wife the former Nancy Constance Cail [1914-2007].


Siedes/Leslie Melville engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 20 March, 2021, between Alexander Siedes, elder son of Mr Meir Siedes, of Nikiti, Greece, and Mrs Orlina Mendelson Siedes, of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Hon Louisa Clare Leslie Melville [born 18 September, 1987], scion of the Earls of Leven and Melville, daughter of the late David Alexander Leslie Melville, styled Lord Balgonie [1954-2007], and his wife Lady Balgonie, of Glenferness, Nairnshire [nee Julia Clare Critchley, born 21 November, 1956].

The Hon Louisa Leslie Melville is a granddaughter paternally of the late 16th Earl of Leven and Melville [1924-2012], and is a sister of the 17th Earl [born 29 Nov, 1984].


Friday, March 19, 2021

Sir Albert Cahn, 2nd Baronet 1924-2021

_. Sir Albert Cahn, 2nd Baronet, died 1 January, 2021. He was 96.

Albert Jonas Cahn was born 27 June, 1924, son of Sir Julien Cahn, 1st Baronet [1882-1944], and his wife the former Phyllis Muriel Wolfe.

His father, a businessman and philanthropist, created a baronet in 1934, and died 26 September, 1944. The honour was made ostensibly for Sir Julien's charity and services to agriculture. However, it was actually bestowed for secretly providing £30,000 to the Conservative Government to ensure honours salesman Maundy Gregory stayed out of Britain.

Sir Albert married 16 March, 1948, Malka Bluestone [who died 2001], daughter of Reuben Bluestone, of Angmering, Sussex, by whom he had issue, two sons and two daughters. The elder son, Julien Michael Cahn, born 15 January, 1951, succeeds to the baronetcy.


Major-General Jeremy Julian Joseph Phipps, CB, 1942-2021

 _. Major-General Jeremy Julian Joseph Phipps, CB, who died 16 March, 2021, aged 78, was a scion of the Earls of Mulgrave [later Marquesses of Normanby].

He was commissioned into the Queen's Own Hussars in 1962, and served in Germany, the Middle East and Far East; student US Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, 1980; Commanded the Queen's Own Hussars 1981-83; COS, RMA Sandhurst 1983-85; Comdr 11th Armoured Brigade 1985-89; Director Special Forces 1989-93; Senior British Loan Service Officer, Sultanate of Oman 1993-96; retired from the amy, 1997; Managing Director, Network International 1997-2000; later Director of Special Accounts, Control Risk Group, from 2000; sometime head of security at the Jockey Club, &c.

He was born 30 June, 1942, son of Lieut Alan Phipps, RN [born 1915, killed in action at Leros, Greece, 1943], and his wife the former Hon Veronica Nell Fraser [1920-2005],  second daughter of the 14th Lord Lovat, KT, GCVO, KCMG, CB, DSO [1871-1933].

Maj-Gen Phipps's paternal grandfather was the Rt Hon Sir Eric Phipps, GCB, GCMG, GCVO [1875-1945], sometime British Ambassador to Germany.

He married 12 Oct, 1974, Susan Louise Crawford, daughter of Commander Wilfred Crawford, by whom he had issue, one son, Jake [born 1975], and one daughter, Jemma [born 1977].


Carleton George Walter Tufnell 1999-2021

 _, Carleton George Walter Tufnell, who died 9 March, 2021, aged 22, was a scion of that landed gentry family, of Langleys.

He was born in 1999, the son of Mark Henry Tufnell [born 23 Nov, 1964], of Calmsden Manor, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Rosina Jane Davies [born 1964]. He was a brother of Henry, Eleanor and Albi.

Carleton Tufnell's grandfather Carleton John Richard Tufnell [1923-95] married Rosemary Joan Caroline Lloyd [1929-2017], a descendant, maternally, of the Preston baronets.


Ned Vincent Denis Poole [born 2021]

 _. Georgina Clare Poole [born 1981, née Vere Nicoll], wife of William Alec Poole [born 1982], gave birth to a third son, Ned Vincent Denis, 9 March, 2021, a brother for Ralph Fox [born 2 July, 2017], and for Ronnie Wolfgang [born 19 March, 2019]. 

Georgina Poole, descended from the Madden and Cayzer baronets, is a daughter of Kenneth Charles Vere Nicoll [born 18 September, 1942], and his wife the former Veronica Gillian Payne.

William Poole is a son of Mr & Mrs Alec Poole, of Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire.

Admiral Sir Charles Madden, 1st Bt [1862-1935] > Joan Madden [1912-2008] > Kenneth Vere Nicoll [b 1942] > Georgina Vere Nicoll [b 1981] > Ned Poole [b 2021]


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Lambert/Evans engagement

 __. The engagement was announced 18 March, 2021, between Thomas James Lambert [born 13 November, 1991], son of James Scott Lambert, of Tunstall, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Claire Virginia Taylor [born 16 July, 1962], & Tegen Morwenna Evans [born 1993], daughter of Nicholas P. Evans, of Wimbledon, London, and his wife the former Gabriella H. Waters.

Thomas Lambert is descended from the Barons De Clifford:-

25th Baron De Clifford [1884-1909] > Hon Diana Russell [1909-78] >Christopher Taylor [b 1934] >Claire Taylor [b 16 July, 1962] > Thomas Lambert [b 13 Nov, 1991].


Christopher Edward Robinson 1955-2021

 _.Christopher Edward Robinson, died 10 March, 2021, aged 66.

He was born in 1955, son of Edward Kerrison Robinson and his wife the former Mary Maconochie, daughter of Brigadier [Harry[ Dunbar Maconochie, CBE, MC [1897-1972].

He married firstly, 1980 [div 1988], Annabella Virginia Drummond [born 5 March, 1959], scion of the Viscounts Strathallan [now Earls of Perth]; married secondly, Tiffinie ____. He leaves two sons, Edward and Jeremy, from his first marriage, and a son, William, from his second marriage.


Anthony Malcolm Vincent Hoare 1946-2021

 _. Anthony Malcolm Vincent [Tony] Hoare, who died 14 March, 2021, aged 75, was a scion of the landed gentry family of Hoare of Stourton.

He was born 14 February, 1946, the son of Malcolm Vincent Hoare [1912-1991], and his 1st wife the former Jusith Elizabeth Margaret Cseh de Ujvar [died 1 June, 1956], daughter of Edmond Cseh de Ujvar, of Budapest, Hungary.

He married in 1969, Elizabeth M.G. Burge [born 1945], by whom he had a son, Thomas and a daughter, Caroline.


Daisy Penelope Beaufoy Mossop [born 2021]

 _. Camilla Louise Mossop [nee Clowes, born 1989], wife of Toby C.H. Mossop, gave birth to a daughter, Daisy Penelope Beaufoy, 27 February, 2021.

Toby is a son of the late Maj. Nigel Mossop, of Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, and Mrs Mossop.

Camilla Mossop is a daughter of Simon Clowes, of Lawkland Green, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Nicola Arden Agnew Wallace [born 22 July, 1956], descended from the Haworth-Booth landed gentry family, daughter of John Malcolm Agnew Wallace and his wife the former Louise Arden Haworth-Booth [born 4 Nov, 1933].

Bagot lineage:

1st Baron Bagot [1729-98] >Rt Rev Richard Bagot [1782-1854] >Henry Bagot [1810-77] >Henry Bagot [1860-1908] > Mabel Bagot [1896-1965] > Louise Haworth-Booth [b 1933] > Nicola Wallace [b 1956] > Camilla Clowes [b 1989] > Daisy Mossop [b 2021].


Reilly-O'Donnell/Walker engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 17 March, 2021, between Patrick Reilly-O'Donnell [born 1994], son of Mr & Mrs John Reilly-O'Donnell , of Old Cassop, Durham, and Cecily Mary Elspeth Walker [born 1993], daughter of Adrian Jeremy Walker [born 1956], of Allargue, Aberdeenshire, and his wife the former Rosemary Jean Winter Tuck [born 1963], descended from the Forbes of Newe baronets.


Honor Mary Elizabeth Erskine-Naylor [born 2021]

_. Arabella Clare Mary Erskine-Naylor [born 11 November, 1987, nee Fairbank], wife of Capt Maxim Erskine-Naylor, gave birth to a daughter Honor Mary Elizabeth, 11 March, 2021, a sister for Florence [born 2016], and Ludo [born 2017].

Capt Erskine-Naylor is a son of Mr & Mrs David Erskine-Naylor, of Bedford.

Arabella Erskine-Naylor, descended from the 4th Vicsount Chetwynd, is a daughter of David Richard Stapylton Fairbank [born 14 Nov, 1956], and his former wife the former Clare Arabella Eckersley [born 19 June, 1960], now Mrs Fraser.


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Jeremy Fox Eric Smith 1928-2021

 _. Jeremy Fox Eric Smith, who died 13 March, 2021, aged 92, was a scion of the Smith landed gentry family of Shottesbrooke Park & Ashfold.

He was Chairman of Smith St Aubyn [Holdings] PLC 1973-86; Chairman, Transparent Paper Ltd 1965-76; Chairman London Discount Market Association 1978-80; Trustee, Henry Smiths' Charity 1991-97; DL West Sussex 1988; High Sheriff of West Sussex 1992-93. His home was The Old Rectory, Slaugham, West Sussex.

He is a kinsman of HM The Queen who has Smith ancestry via Frances Dora Smith, wife of the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne.

He was born 17 November, 1928, and educated at Eton, the second son of Capt Evan Cadogan Eric Smith, MC [1894-1950], sometime chairman of the National Provincial Bank, and his wife the former [Beatrice] Helen Williams [1896-1988].

He had an elder brother, Sir John Lindsay Eric Smith [1923-2007], who inherited Shottesbrooke Park, Berkshire and Ashfold, Sussex, a younger brother, Mark Eric [born 1930], and a sister Fortune, Duchess of Grafton, GCVO [born 24 Feb 1920], Mistress of the Robes to HM The Queen since 1967, wife of the 11th Duke of Grafton, KG [1919-2011].

He married 21 Feb, 1953, Julia Mary Rona Burrell [1934-2004], scion of the Burrell baronets, daughter of Lt-Col Sir Walter Burrell, 8th Baronet [1903-85], and his wife the former Hon Anne Judith Denman [1907-87], scion of the Barons Denman, by whom he had issue, two sons, Julian [born 1956] and Hugo [born 1957], and two daughters, Dione [born 1954] and Sarah [1962-2018]. His elder daughter Dione is the Countess of Verulam, wife of the 7th Earl of Verulam [born 21 Apr, 1951].