Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Ian David Peel Thorne 1944-2021

Ian David Peel Thorne, who died 17 June, 2021, aged 76, was descended paternally from the Barons Penrhyn, and maternally from the Viscounts Peel. 

Mr Thorne, of Kneesall, Nottinghamshire, served as High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire in 1986.

He was born 14 October, 1944, second son of Major George Thorne, MC [b 1 Jul 1912- ], and his wife the former Juliet Agnes Peel [1919-2007].

He married in 1992, Paula Nkechi Enwezoh, by whom he had issue, a son Du'aine, and two daughters Davina and Alison.

A Service of Thanksgiving is to be held St Mary Magdalene, Newark, 21 September, 2021.

2nd Baron Penrhyn [1836-1907] > Hon Margaret Douglas-Pennant [1886-1967] > George Thorne [b 1912] > Ian Thorne [1944-2021]


3rd Earl Manvers [1825-1900] > Lady Emily Pierrepont [1853-1935] > Lady Agnes Lygon [1880-1960] > Juliet Peel [1919-2007] > Ian Thorne [1944-2021]


Edward Robert Lester Bush 2005-2021

 Edward Robert Lester Bush, who died 4 June, 2021, aged 16, was a grandson maternally of the life peer, the Baron Spicer [1943-2019].

He was born 26 March, 2005, the second son of Jonathan James Bush [born 1973], and his wife the Hon Annabel Jane Hardy Spicer [born 1974], descended from the Ward baronets, daughter of William Michael Hardy Spicer, a Conservative MP, later life peer as Baron Spicer, and his wife the former Patricia Anne Hunter [b 1943].

Sir Joseph Ward, 1st Baronet [1856-1930] >Gladstone Ward [1891-1965] > Eileen Ward [1922-2019] > Patricia Hunter [b 5 Dec 1943] > Hon Annabel Spicer [b 1974] > Edward Bush [2005-2021]


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Valerie Patricia St John Page [née Fancourt] 1931-2021

 Valerie Patricia St John Page, who died 14 June, 2021, aged 89, was descended from the Wiggin baronets.

She was born in 1931, a daughter of Commander Henry Lockhart St John Michell Fancourt, DSO, RN [1900-2004], and his wife the former Lilian Marion Osborn Parkin [1900-84]; and married circa 1956, Capt Michael R.H. Page, RN [b 1929], by whom she had issue.

Sir Henry Wiggin, 1st Baronet [1824-1905] > Ethel Wiggin [1862-1939] > Henry Fancourt [1900-2004] >Valerie Fancourt [1931-2021]


Anne Ursula Carmynow Blood [née Duffin] [died 2021]

 Anne Ursula Carmynow Blood died 6 June, 2021, aged 98. She was the widow of Capt John Blood, of the Royal Marines, scion of that landed gentry family.

She was a daughter of Maj John Terence Duffin, MC, of County Down, and married 16 December, 1950, Capt John Hector Blood, RM [1923-2008], of Sproughton, Ipswich, Suffolk, by whom she had a son, David [b 30 Sept, 1951], and two daughters, Sara [b 10 Oct 1953], and Jane [b 15 July, 1958].

The funeral will take place at St Nicholas Church, Church Rd, Sandhurst, Kent, 14 July, 2021. 


Emma Beckett [née Collier-Wright] 1981-2021

 Emma Beckett, who died 11 June, 2021, aged 40, was descended maternally from the Barons Addington.

She was born in 1981, daughter of Charles Edward Hurrell Collier-Wright [born 1951], and his wife the former Rowan Hubbard [1954-2013], scion of the Barons Addington.

She married Philip Beckett, by whom she had issue, two daughters, Freya and Daphne.

A cremation will take place on 29 June 2021, followed by a Memorial service at St Mary Magdalene, Wandsworth Common on a date to be arranged.

1st Baron Addington [1805-89] >Hon Arthur Hubbard [1848-96] > Capt Gerald Hubbard [1882-1939] > Capt Derek Hubbard [1920-2013] > Rowan Hubbard [1954-2013] > Emma Beckett [1981-2021]


Johanna, Countess of Morley 1929-2021

 Johanna, Countess of Morley, who died 14 June, 2021, aged 92, was the widow of the 6th Earl of Morley, KCVO [1923-2015].

She was the former Johanna Katherine Molesworth-St Aubyn, born 22 January, 1929, daughter of Sir John Molesworth-St Aubyn, 14th Baronet [1899-1985], of Pencarrow, Bodmin, Cornwall, and his wife the former Ceclia Marjorie Vivian [died 1965], a granddaughter maternally of the 5th Earl of Portarlington [1858-1900].

She married 15 Oct, 1955, the then Lieutenant-Colonel John St Aubyn Parker [born 29 May, 1923], son of the Hon John Holford Parker [1886-1955], and his wife the former Hon Marjory Katharine Elizabeth Alexandra St Aubyn [1893- ], daughter of the 2nd Baron St Levan [1857-1940], of St Michael's Mount, Cornwall. Her husband, a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Morley [1843-1905], and nephew of the 4th Earl [1877-1951], and the 5th Earl [1878-1962], succeeded his uncle as 6th Earl, 28 April, 1962.

Her husband was Lord Lieutenant of Devon, 1982-98, and appointed KCVO upon his retirement. He died 20 September, 2015, aged 92.

Lady Morley leaves issue, a son, Mark, the 7th Earl of Morley [born 22 Aug, 1956], and a daughter, Lady Venetia [born 5 Feb, 1960].

The funeral takes place at St Andrew`s Church Buckland Monachorum, 6 July 2021.


Monday, June 21, 2021

Pamela Aloysia Forbes [née Tate] 1923-2021

 Pamela Aloysia Forbes, who died 6 June, 2021, aged 97, was descended from the Tate baronets, of the Tate & Lyle sugar family. She was a half-sister of the late 26th Baron De Clifford.

She was born in 1923, daughter of George Vernon Tate [1890-1955], and his wife the former Evelyn Victoria Anne Chandler [b 16 May 1887, d 25 Jan 1979].

Her mother was the actress and 'Gibson Girl' whose stage name was Eva Carrington, whose first husband was the 25th Baron De Clifford [1884-1909], and was mother of the 26th peer [1907-82], the last peer to be be tried before his peers at the bar of the House of Lords.

Pamela Tate married 5 July, 1946, Henry Forbes [1914-2002], son of Admiral Sir Charles Forbes, GCB, DSO [1880-1960], and his first wife the former Agnes Millicent Ewen, by whom she had issue, a son, Timothy John [born 18 May, 1947], and two daughters, Amanda [born 4 Apr, 1950], and Vanessa [born 12 Jan, 1955].

Mrs Forbes was widowed, 24 Oct, 2002.

The private funeral takes place, 6 July, 2021, at the Royal Chapel in Windsor Great Park.


Gibbs/Redwood engagement

 _.The engagement has been announced between [Charles] Toby Gibbs [born 12 February, 1991], eldest son of Alexander C. Gibbs, of Buckhorn Weston, Dorset, and of Caroline Sutton [born 10 Apr, 1965], of Cucklington, Somerset, scion of the Sutton baronets, & Alexandra M. Redwood, only daughter of Mr Martin Redwood, of Castle Cary, Somerset, and Mrs Amanda Saunders, of Wandsworth, London.

Toby Gibbs is a grandson of Sir Richard Lexington Sutton, 9th Baronet, who was murdered at his home, 7 April, 2021, aged 83.


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Felix Rafael Maximus Coupland [born 2021]

 Harriet Lucy Howard Coupland [nee Vernon, born 29 May, 1985], wife of Matthew Peter Coupland [born 1984], and scion of the Vernon baronets, gave birth to a son, Felix Rafael Maximus, 30 May, 2021, a brother for Leo James Glenn [born 2019].

Harriet Coupland is a daughter of Sir James William Vernon, 5th Baronet [born 2 Apr, 1949], and his wife the former Davina Elizabeth Howard [born 8 July, 1953], descended from the Viscounts Portman.

Matthew Coupland is a son of Glenn A.G. Coupland [born 1952], and his wife, Katherine.


Cosima Annabel Edith March Phillipps De Lisle [born 2021]

_.Daisy Frederica March Phillipps de Lisle [nee Tregear, born 1990], wife of Dominic Robert Peter March Phillipps de Lisle [born 1990], scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Cosima Annabel Edith, 2 June, 2021.

Daisy is a daughter of [Vyvian A] Gordon Tregear and his wife the former [Susan] Alexandra Symington [born 1951].


Verney/Stanton engagement

  _.The marriage took place 10 June, 2021, at Flitcham Church, King's Lynn, Norfolk, between Harry Ulick Dennis Verney [born 6 October, 1940], scion of the Verney baronets, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Ulick Verney [1902-79], and his wife the former Esmé Louise Smith-Ryland [1901-78], scion of that landed gentry family, and Mrs F.S.B. [Sally] Stanton.

Harry Verney married firstly, in 1976 [div 2015], Sarah Fane Ricketts [born 22 Feb, 1953], by whom he had three dasughters.



Thomson/Wyles marriage

 _.The marriage took place 12 June, 2021, at St Mary Magdalene Church, Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, between Jake Michael Alfred Thomson [born 1983], second son of Sir Mark Wilfred Home Thomson, 3rd Baronet [born 29 December, 1939], of Marlborough, Wiltshire, and his first wife the former Lady Jacqueline Rosemary Margaret Rufus Isaacs [born 10 November, 1946], of Adlestrop, scion of the Marquesses of Reading, & Amber Louise R. Wyles [born 1989], younger daughter of Gordon D. Wyles [born 1947], of Bovingdon Green, Hertfordshire, and his former wife Janine B. Karn [now Mrs Uma Howard, of Tetbury, Gloucestershire].


Thornton-Berry/Crawford engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 19 June, 2021, between Oliver Talbot Thornton-Berry [born 27 December, 1989], scion of that landed gentry family, eldest son of Adrian Trevor Thornton-Berry [born 1961], of Swinithwaite Hall, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Bridget J Collin [born 1959], & Amelia Charlotte Crawford [born 1993],only daughter of [Timothy] James Crawford [born 1962], of Lilling, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Charlotte G.L. Baker [born 1962].


Lieutenant-Colonel Humphry Stuart Loftus [Ben] Tottenham 1922-2021

 _.Lieutenant-Colonel Humphry Stuart Loftus [Ben] Tottenham, late the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, sciom of that landed gentry family, died 14 June, 2021. He was 98.

He was born 24 October, 1922, son of Percy Marmaduke Tottenham, CBE [1873-1975], and his wife the former Angel Archdale [1882-1973], scion of the Archdale baronets, daughter of Sir Edward Mervyn Archdale, 1st Baronet [1853-1943]; married 1957, Susan Jennifer [Sue] Durnford [1926-84], daughter of Hugh George Edmund Durnford, MC [1886-1965], and his wife the former Margaret Evelyn Hope Meiklejohn [1894-1977], by whom he had a son, [Charles] Hugh Loftus Tottenham [born 1961], and a daughter, Frances Maria Loftus Tottenham [born 16 Oct, 1959].


Lieutenant-Colonel Simon Fordham, OBE 1943-2021

 _.Lieutenant-Colonel Simon Fordham, OBE, late the Welsh Guards, scion of that landed gentry family, of Melbourn Bury, died 10 June, 2021. He was 78.

He was born 3 March, 1943, son of Douglas Lawson Fordham [b 1912], of Helsby, Cheshire, and his wife the former Freda Mary Rabnett; married 1968, Susan Elizabeth Tattersall, by whom he had issue, Melanie, Nicholas, Natasha and Edward.

A celebration of his life will be held 21 Oct, 2021, at St Andrew's Church, Mells.


Richard Panton Corbett 1938-2021

 _.[Richard] Panton Corbett, who died 17 May, 2021, aged 83, was a scion of the landed family of that name, of Longnor.

He was born 17 February, 1938, second son of the late Richard William Corbett, TD, head of that family, and his wife the former Doris Vaughan Kimber; married [1] 28 Apr, 1962, Leila Frances Wolsten-Croft, elder twin daughter of Colonel Cuthbert Reginald Wolsten-Croft, OBE, of Paxton Terrace, SW1, by whom he had a son, Oliver Roebling Panton [b 6 Jan, 1965]; & married [2] July, 1974, Dame Antoinette Sibley, DBE [born 27 February, 1939], the prima ballerina, by whom he had a son, Henry Isambard P.S. Corbett [born 1980], and daughter, Eloise Cleo [b 1975].

A small private funeral will be held at St Peter’s, Eaton Square, 24 June, 2021.


Gerald Hugo Cropper [Hady] Wakefield 1938-2021

 _.Gerald Hugo Cropper [Hady] Wakefield, who died 16 June, 2021, aged 82, was a scion of the Wakefield baronets.

He was born 15 September, 1938, a younger son of Sir Edward Birkbeck Wakefield, 1st Baronet [1903-69], and his wife the former Constance Lalage Perronet Thompson [1906-2001]; married 4 December, 1971, Victoria Louise Feilden [born 6 Aug, 1942], scion of the Feilden baronets, daughter of Major Cecil Henry Feilden [1907-83], and his wife the former Olivia Constance Leonora Baring [1908-75], scion of the Barons Ashburton, by whom he had a son, Edward Cecil [Teddy] [born 7 March, 1973].


Saturday, June 19, 2021

Kelly Knatchbull to wed Alexander Cooke

 _.The engagement was announced 19 June, 2021, between Alexander L.G. Cooke, son of Stephen Cooke and Dianne Cooke, and Kelly Louise Doreen Knatchbull [born 30 March, 1988], scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma, daughter of the Hon Michael-John Ulick Knatchbull [born 24 May, 1950], and his first wife the former Melissa Clare Owen [born 12 November, 1960], daughter of His Honour Sir John Owen [1925-2010].

Kelly Knatchbull, named in honour of her great-grandfather's ship, HMS Kelly, is a goddaughter of HRH The Princess Royal, and is is the granddaughter of the late [2nd] Countess Mountbatten of Burma [1924-2017], and the 7th Baron Brabourne [1924-2005].


Thursday, June 17, 2021

The 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley 1938-2021

 _.The 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, who died 16 June, 2021, aged 83, was a Crossbench member of te House of Lords, and a grandson of the prime minister Stanley Baldwin.

Edward Alfred Alexander Baldwin was born 3 January, 1938, a son of the 3rd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley [1904-76], and his wife the former Joan Elspeth Tomes [died 1980], and succeeded to the earldom of Baldwin of Bewdley and the Viscountcy of Corvedale on his father's death, 5 July, 1976.

Lord Baldwin was elected a Crossbench peer in the House of Lords in 1999, and retired from the Upper house in May, 2018. His grandfather, Stanley Baldwin, created a peer in 1937, was prime minister 1923-24, 1924-29, and 1935-37.

The 4th Earl was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied modern languages and law. Before entering Trinity, he served from 1956 until 1958 as a second lieutenant in the Intelligence Corps. Between 1970 and 1987 he served in a variety of education positions, initially as a school teacher (teaching German and French) and latterly as Area Education Officer for Oxfordshire from 1980 to 1987. On the death of his father in July, 1976, Baldwin became a member of the House of Lords and was one of the ninety elected hereditary peers who remained after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. While in the House of Lords, he was Joint Chairman of Parliamentary Group for Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 1992 and was a member of the Select Committee of Inquiry into Complementary and Alternative Medicine from 1999 to 2000. He sat as a crossbencher until retiring under the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 in May 2018.

Lord Baldwin married in 1970, Sarah MacMurray James [who died in 2001], daughter of Evan Maitland James [1911-2008], of Upwood Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, by whom he had three sons, Benedict, James and Mark. The eldest son, Benedict Alexander Stanley Baldwin, styled Viscount Corvedale, born 28 December, 1973, now succeeds as 5th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Penelope, Lady Meyrick 1930-2021

 _.Penelope, Lady Meyrick, who died 24 May, 2021, aged 90, was the widow of Sir David Meyrick, 4th Baronet [1926-2004].

The former Penelope Anne Marsden-Smedley, scion of a landed gentry family, was born in 1930, daughter of Commander John Bertram Aubrey Marsden-Smedley, RN [1893-1959], and his wife the former Agatha Hilda Bethell [1895-1985], scion of the Barons Westbury; and married 29 September, 1962, David John Charlton Meyrick, son of Sir Thomas Frederick Meyrick, 3rd Baronet [1899-1983], and his wife the former Ivy Frances Pilkington [died 1947]. Her husband succeeded to the baronetcy on the demise of his father, 23 December, 1983, and died 6 February, 2004.

Lady Meyrick leaves issue, three sons, Timothy, Simon and Christopher. The eldest son, Timothy Thomas Charlton Meyrick [born 5 November, 1963], does not use the title.



Margot India Erskine [born 2021]

 _.Alice Erskine [nee Thornton], wife of Caspar James Piers Erskine [born 1986], scion of the Earls of Mar & Kellie, gave birth to a daughter, Margot India, 9 June, 2021.

Caspar is a son of Robin David Erskine [born 1948], and his wife the former Belinda Anne Bates [born 1957], a granddaughter maternally of Sir Christopher Musgrave, 6th Baronet [1892-1956].

Alice Erskine is a daughter of James Thornton, of Nuffield, co Oxford.


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Sam Henry Duffell [born 2021]

 _. [Eleanor] Rose Duffell [nee Buckmaster, born 1986], wife of Charles Basil Royson [Charlie] Duffell, gave birth to a son, Sam Henry, 31 May, 2021.

Charlie Duffell is a son of Lieutenant-General Sir Peter Royson Duffell, KCB, CBE, MC [born 1939], of Britford, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Ann Murray Woodd [born 1948], scion of that landed gentry family.

Rose Duffell is a daughter of Henry G. Buckmaster, of Little Blakenham, Suffolk, and his wife the former Julia Mary Hobhouse [born 26 September, 1956], scion of the Hobhouse baronets, daughter of Hugh Cam Hobhouse [1917-87], by his wife the former Aline Hunter Blair [1921-2010].


Richard Fenton Barclay 1926-2021

 _.Richard Fenton Barclay, scion of the eponymous banking dynasty, died 10 June, 2021. He was 94.

Mr Barclay, descended from the Buxton baronets, was one of the last members of his family to be associated with the banking giant.

He was born in 1926, son of the Rev Gilbert Arthur Barclay [1882-1972], and his wife the former Dorothy Catherine Topsy Studd [1891-1980]; married 1957, Alison Mary Cummings [born 1937], daughter of Stanley Richard Cummings, of Cullompton, Devon, by his wife the former Mary Frances Myddleton-Evans, and had issue, three sons, Charles, Angus and Michal, and a daughter, Juliet.

Sir Thomas Buxton, 1st Baronet [1786-1845] > Thomas Fowell Buxton [1822-1908] > Elizabeth Buxton [d 1919] > Rev Gilbert Barclay [1882-1972] > Richard Barclay [1926-2021]


Kumar/Aspinall marriage

 _.The marriage has taken place between Kartik Kumar and Tansy Aspinall.

Tansy Aspinall [born 1989] is a daughter of [John] Damian Androcles Aspinall [born 24 May, 1960], zoo owner, and his former wife the former Louise Elizabeth Julia Sebag-Montefiore [born 31 July, 1962], scion of that landed gentry family.

Tansy is a granddaughter of the late John Victor Aspinall [1926-2000].


Hilma Iona Trenchard

  _. Amanda K.M. Trenchard [nee Karlsson], wife of the Hon William James Trenchard [born 14 May, 1986], scion of the Viscounts Trenchard, gave birth to a daughter, Hilma Iona, 12 June, 2021, in Stockholm, a sister for Astrid Isla, who was born in Bergen, Norway, 11 December, 2019.

The Hon William Trenchard is the second son of the 3rd Viscount Trenchard [born 12 March, 1951], by his wife the former Hon Fiona Elizabeth Morrison [born 11 Nov, 1954], scion of the Barons Margadale.

Amanda Trenchard is a daughter of Thomas Karlsson, of Stockholm, Sweden.


Monday, June 14, 2021

Romy Beatrix Alma Pratt [born 2021]

 _.Constance Elizabeth Pratt [born 1989, neé Mainwaring-Burton], wife of [Edward Roger] George Pratt [born 1989], gave birth to a daughter, Romy Beatrix Alma, 27 February, 2021.

George Pratt is a scion of the landed gentry family of that name, son of [Edward Roger] Piers Pratt [1956-2014], and his wife the former Sarah Tilley.

Constance Pratt is a daughter of Guy Anthony Mainwaring-Burton [born 1956], scion of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Bridget Mary Riley [born 1958].




Barnaby Frederick James Ludlam [born 2021]

 _.Victoria Louise Ludlam (born 1982, nee Caulfeild), wife of Simon Thomas Ludlam, gave birth to a son, Barnaby Frederick James, 15 May, 2921, a brither for Alexandra [born 2012], Jemima [born 2014], and Francesca [born 2016]. 

Simon Ludlam is a son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Ludlam, of Bickley, Kent, and Victoria, a scion of the Viscounts Charlemont (Peerage of Ireland, 1665), is the daughter of James Alexander Toby Caulfeild (b 1937), of Redford, West Sussex, by his wife Diana Penelope Pound. 


Saturday, June 12, 2021

Clara Rose Elizabeth Apsion [born 2021]

 _.Melissa Apsion [née Shean], wife of [Robert] George Neville Apsion [born 1978], gave birth to a daughter, Clara Rose Elizabeth, 24 May, 2021, a sister for Iris [born 2009], and Lily [born 2012].

George Apsion is a son of [Robert] Gordon Lennox Apsion [1943-2013], by his wife the Hon Victoria Marion Anne [Plum] Lever [born 23 September, 1945], scion of the extinct Viscounts Leverhulme, daughter of the late 3rd [and last] Viscount Leverhulme, KG [1915-2000].

Melissa Apsion is a daughter of Dermot Shean, of East Horsley, Surrey.


Dingwall/Paget engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 12 June, 2021, between John Patrick D.J. Dingwall [born 1993], descended from the Quilter baronets, son of Charles Dingwall, of Upper Swell, Gloucestershire, and his Susan Clare Evelyn [Susie] Quilter [born 9 July, 1957] [now Mrs Susie Dingwall, of Shepherd's Bush], & Daphne Ampuria Paget [born 9 September, 1996], daughter of Sir Henry James Paget, 5th Baronet [born 2 February, 1959], of Glenlivet, Scotland, and his wife the former Margrete Lynner.


Verity Leonora Mary Tong [born 2021]

 _.Kirstie Araminta Jane Tong [nee Miller, born 1983], wife of William Frank Tong [born 1980], gave birth to a daughter, Verity Leonora Mary, 30 May, 2021, a sister for George Edward Donald, who was born in 2018.

Kirstie Tong is a daughter of Colonel Alan Keith McCulloch Miller, CBE, and his wife the former Caroline Janet Erskine [born 15 September, 1954], scion of the Lords Cardross, Earls of Buchan, &c.


Martha Florence Sarah Copley [born 2021]

 _.Zoe Mary Copley [nee Manners, born 14 November, 1989], wife of Jack Copley [born 1989], gave birth to a daughter, Martha Florence Sarah, 6 June, 2021.

Jack A.T. Copley is a son of Robert Copley, of London, descended from the Earls of Loudoun, and Mrs Diana Copley (nee Wingfield), of Great Barrington, Gloucestershire, a scion of the Viscounts Powerscourt.

Zoe Copley is a scion of the Barons Manners, eldest daughter of Charles Henry Manners (born 1957), of Woodend, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Nichola Thompson, and is descended from the 1st Baron Manners, a Solicitor General & Lord Chancellor of Ireland, who was a grandson of the 3rd Duke of Rutland.


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Hon Jacquetta Cator [née Storey] 1930-2021

 _.The Hon Jacquetta Cator [née Storey], died 3 June, 2021. She was 91.

Jacquetta Storey was born 19 April, 1930, daughter of Sir Samuel Storey 1st Baronet [and later the life peer the Baron Buckton] [1896-1978], and his wife the former Caroline May Lawrie [1886-1972]; and married 13 Oct, 1956, Francis Cator [1928-2007], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry John Cator [1897-1965], and his wife the former Anne Laetitia Mary Cayley [1899-1960], scion of the Cayley baronets, by whom she had issue, Charles [1959-2015], Mark [born 1960], Harry [born 1964], and Elisabeth [born 1957].


The Baroness Shaw of Northstead 1923-2021

  _.The Baroness Shaw of Northstead, who died 2 June, 2021, aged 97, was a scion of the Mowat baronets, and widow of the life peer the Baron Shaw of Northstead.

She was born in 1923 as Joan Mary Louise Mowat, daughter of Colonel Sir Alfred Law Mowat, 2nd and last Baronet, DSO, OBE, MC [1890-1968], and his wife the former Dorothy Louise Waller [1892-1969]; and married in 1951, Michael Norman Shaw [1920-2021], who died 8 January, 2021, aged 100, who was the National Liberal MP for Brighouse and Spenborough 1960-64, Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby 1966-74, & for Scarborough, 1974-92, and created a life peer as Baron Shaw of Northstead.

Lady Shaw leaves three sons, Charles, James and Jonathan


Dr Michael John Yates [died 2021]

 _.Dr Michael John Yates died 23 May, 2021, aged 91. He was a son of Maurice Yates, of Highgate, London, and married in 1952, Juliet Gladstone [1929-2007], scion of that landed gentry family of Capenoch, daughter of Thomas Steuart Gladstone [1901-71], and his wife Muriel Irene Heron Day [1904-95], by whom he had issue, a son, Christopher [born 1956], and three daughters, Cary [born 1954], Candida [born 1959], & Clare [born 1960].


Hector and Flora Pickering, twins [born 2021]

 _. Emma Catherine Pickering [nee Meysey-Thompson, born 1978], wife of James Guthrie Pickering [born 1977], gave birth to twins, a son, Hector Guthrie James, and a daughter, Flora Diana Catherine, 11 May, 2021, a brother and a sister for Ottilie Wanda Petal, who was born 26 July, 2019.

James is a son of Guthrie Pickering [born 1944], by his wife the former Vivienne Irish, and Emma Pickering is a daughter of Mark Kennedy Meysey-Thompson [1949-87], by his wife the former Catherine Diana Herdman-Newton, and descended from the Meysey-Thompson baronets.


Henry Somerset, Earl of Glamorgan [born 2021]

 _. The Marchioness of Worcester [nee Lucy Eleanor Yorke-Long, born 23 June, 1986], wife of Henry Robert Fitzroy [Bobby] Somerset, styled Marquess of Worcester [born 20 January, 1989], gave birth to a son, Henry, 26 May, 2021.

The Marquess of Worcester is the elder son & heir of the 12th Duke of Beaufort [born 22 May, 1952], of Badminton House, by his former wife, Tracy, Duchess of Beaufort [born 22 Dec 1958], of Badminton, Gloucestershire [who is known as Tracy, Marchioness of Worcester].

The Marchioness of Worcester is the only daughter of Mr Jonathan Crispin Yorke-Long [born Oct 1951], of Old Stratford, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Charlotte Rose Fownes-Luttrell [born 1954]. The Marchioness descends from the Williams & Peek baronets, the Luttrells of Dunster, and the extinct Earls of Midleton.

The infant takes the courtesy title Earl of Glamorgan.


Hon Lady Palmer 1947-2021

 _.The Hon Lady Palmer, wife of Sir Mark Palmer, 5th Baronet, has died at the age of 73.

She was a scion of the Barons Glenconner, born as the Hon Catherine Elizabeth Tennant, 10 November, 1947, daughter of the late 2nd Baron Glenconner [1899-1983], and his second wife the former Elizabeth Powell [died 2014]; and married 23 June, 1976, Sir Charles Mark Palmer, 5th Baronet [born 21 Nov, 1941], son of Maj Sir Anthony Frederick Mark Palmer, 4th Baronet [1914-1941], and his wife the former Henriette Alice Cadogan [1914-2005], scion of the Earls Cadogan, by whom she had a son, Arthur Morris Palmer [born 9 March, 1981], and a daughter, Iris Henriette [born 1977].


Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Nicholas Rupert Gerald Wilson 1974-2021

_.Nicholas Rupert Gerald [Nicko] Wilson, died tragically 24 May, 2021. He was a descendant of the Milburn baronets. He was born in 1974 son of Richard Murrough Wilson [born 1945], and his former wife the former Diana Rosemary Milburn [born 15 March, 1949]. He married in 2004, Susan Barr, daughter of Andrew Barr, by whom he had two daughters, Daisy Eliza [born 2005], and Minnie Rose [born 2007].


Xander Patrick Damon de Laszlo [born 2021]

 _. Jemima de Laszlo [nee Francis], wife of William Patrick de Laszlo [born 1979], had a son, Xander Patrick Damon, 21 May, 2021, a brother for Gabriel Patrick Julian, who was born 13 March, 2020, and a half brother for Alice [born 2007] and Walter [born 2009].

William is the younger son of Mr Damon Patrick de Laszlo, b. 1942, (descended from the Viscounts Greenwood) and his wife, the former Hon Sandra Daphne Hacking, (b.1950), of Newton Valence, Hampshire, and is a maternal grandson of the 2nd Baron Hacking (1910-71), and a great-grandson of the 1st Viscount Greenwood (1870-1948).

William de Laszlo's previous wife was the former Katy A Guinness, daughter of Timothy Guinness, of Ellisfield, Hants.


Baroness Nicholls of Birkenhead 1935-2021

 _.The Baroness Nicholls of Birkenhead died 2 June, 2021. She was 85.

She was born in 1935, as Jennifer Mary Thomas, daughter of William Ewart Chambers Thomas [1899-1973], and his wife the former Enid Jones, and married in 1960, Donald James Nicholls [1933-2019], a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, who in 1994 was created a life peer as Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead, by whom she had two sons and a daughter. Her husband died 25 September, 2019.


Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Lady Montgomery Cuninghame of Corsehill 1939-2021

 _.Lady Montgomery Cuninghame of Corsehill, who died 2 June, 2021, aged 82, was the wife of Sir John Christopher Foggo Montgomery Cuninghame of Corsehill, 12th Baronet.

She was born 18 January, 1939, as Laura Margaret Nicholson, second daughter of Sir Godfrey Nicholson, 1st and last Baronet [1901-1991], and his wife Lady Katharine Conmstance Lindsay [1912-72], daughter of the 27th Earl of Crawford & Balcarres [1871-1940].

She married 9 September, 1964, Sir John Montgomery Cuninghame, Bt [born 24 July, 1935], a younger son of Sir Thomas Montgomery Cuninghame, 10th Baronet [1877-1945], and his wife the former Nancy Macaulay Foggo. Her husband succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother, Sir William, 11th Baronet, 18 February, 1959.

Lady Montgomery Cuninghame is survived by her husband and three daughters, Christian, Georgiana [Nina], and Elizabeth.

The funeral service will take place at the Church of St James The Less, Winterbourne, 19 June, 2021.


Vivien Bridget Nicolson 1923-2021

 _.Vivien Bridget Nicolson, who died 6 June, 1921, aged 98, was the widow of Capt Malise Allen Nicolson, MC [1921-95], of Frog Hall, Malpas, Cheshire.

She was born in 1923, at Hexham, Northumberland, as Vivien Bridget Ridley, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of John Hilton Ridley [1890-1974], and his wife the former Kathleen Thelma Browne [1897-1982], and a paternal granddaughter of Mary Augusta Bigge [1854-1947], scion of that landed family, and sister of the 1st and last Baron Stamfordham, GCB, GCIE, GCVO, KCSI, KCMG, ISO, PC [1849-1931].

She married in 1946, Malise Allen Nicolson [born 31 Oct, 1921, died December, 1995], by whom she had issue, a son, Mark Malise Nicolson [born 24 Sept, 1954], and two daughters, Dinah [born 1947], and Emma Hermione.

Her son married, 3 May, 1980, the Hon Katharine Ingrid Mary Isabel Fraser [born 11 Oct, 1957], a descendant of Queen Victoria [via her son Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught & Strathearn], the eldest daughter and heir presumptive of the Lady Saltoun [born 18 Oct, 1930], holder of an hereditary peerage in the Peerage of Scotland, and her husband Capt Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsay of Mar [1919-2000]. 

Mrs Nicolson's daughter Emma married 3 Apr, 1974, the Hon James David William Bethell [born 22 Feb 1952], second son of the 5th Baron Westbury [1922-2001].


Cousens/Monckton engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 8 June, 2021, between Harry Charles J. Cousens [born 1992], son of Nigel J. Cousens, of Shaldon, Devon, and his wife the former Jayne A. Coldwell, & Emily Louise Monckton [born 29 August, 1991], scion of the Viscounts Galway, daughter of Piers Alastair Carlos Monckton [born 23 Oct, 1962], of Stretton, Staffordshire, and his former wife the former Georgiana Margaret Elizabeth Byng [born 31 March, 1964], descended from the Earls of Strafford.


William Waldegrave [born 2021]

 __.Dr Kate Mallory Orf, wife since 2017, of the Hon James Victor [Jamie] Waldegrave [born 1984], scion of the Earls Waldegrave, gave birth to a son, William, 27 May, 2021.

The Hon Jamie Waldegrave is a son of the Baron Waldegrave of North Hill, PC {life peer}, and the Baroness Waldegrave of North Hill, of Chewton Mendip, Somerset.

 Dr Kate Orf is a daughter of Mr Roger G. Orf, of London, by his wife the former Lisa T. Heffernan.

Jamie Waldegrave, descended from King James II, is a nephew of the 13th Earl Waldegrave.


Sunday, June 06, 2021

Why Harry and Meghan's daughter is Lady Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor

 . HRH The Duchess of Sussex, wife of HRH Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex, KCVO, gave birth to a daughter, Lilibet Diana, on Friday 4 June, 2021, at Santa Barbara Cottage, Santa Barbara, California, United States, a sister for Archie. The infant is eighth in line of succession to the throne.

By ancient custom, and courtesy of the Crown, the daughter of a duke in the Peerage of the United Kingdom is prefixed with the title 'Lady'. The new arrival in the House of Windsor is officially styled Lady Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Much has been written since the Duchess of Sussex's recent explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey on the alleged 'snub' to Harry and Meghan's first child, 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, and now their daughter, 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. Similarly, the daughters of a duke are afforded the prefix of Lady.

Harry and Meghan's second child was born Lady Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor. This courtesy title was not 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 enjoys the status befitting the daughter of the Duke of Sussex.

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'.

Lady Lilibet is the fifth grandchild of the Prince of Wales and is 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. Lady Lilibet is not in remainder to her father's dukedom, earldom or barony.

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]

[11] Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor [born 4 June, 2021]


Saturday, June 05, 2021

Charles John Wakeley 1959-2021

 _.Charles John Wakeley, who died 23 May, 2021, aged 62, was a scion of the Wakeley baronets.

He was born 3 May, 1959, younger son of Sir John Wakeley, 2nd Baronet [1926-2012], and his wife the former June Leney [born 1933]; and married in 1984, Rachel Morag Louise Penrose [born 1962], daughter of George Penrose [born 1927], and his wife the former Doreen Sinclair, and had issue, two sons, Rupert [born 1990[, and Arthur [born 1993].


Baring/Gilbert engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 5 June, 2021, between Thomas Patrick Vivian Baring [born 8 June, 1979], scion of the Earls of Cromer, son of the Hon Vivian John Rowland Baring [born 12 June, 1950], of Chelsea, London, and his wife [and kinswoman] Lavinia Gweneth Baring [born 1 Aug, 1951], Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess of Wales 1981-92, and Arabella Katharine Elizabeth Gilbert [born 1979], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Geoffrey Edmund Gilbert [1938-2020], and his wife the former Angela Mary Deane-Drummond [born 1946], of Compton, Devon.

It will be Thomas Baring's second marriage. He married firstly, 2008, Johanna McDonald, by whom he has two sons.


Bullough/Pearson engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 5 June, 2021, between Finèan Mark Aidan Robertson Bullough [born 4 January, 1992], son of Mark Bullough [born 1955], of Clapton Court, near Crewkerne, Somerset, by his wife the former Suzannah Frances [Suzi] Moynahan, & Carinthia Alexandra Pearson [born 1993], scion of the Viscounts Cowdray, daughter of the Hon Charles Anthony Pearson [born 5 March, 1956], of Pitshill, Tillington, West Sussex, and his wife the former Benedicte Iuul.

Carinthia Pearson is a granddaughter paternally of the 3rd Viscount Cowdray [1910-95].



Pippa Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [born 2021]

 _.Alice Beatrice N. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [nee Kelly, born 1985], wife of Thomas Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, gave birth to a daughter, Pippa, 12 May, 2021, a sister for Hugo and George.

Thomas Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, scion of the Earls of Lauderdale (Peerage of Scotland cr 1624), is the son of Lt-Col. A.J. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, of Whittinghame, East Lothian, and Mrs Karrie Maitland-Makgill-Crichton.

Alice Maitland-Makgill-Crichton is a daughter of Dominic Noel Charles Miles David Kelly (b 1953), of Smarden, Kent, by his wife the former Miranda Macklin.

The infant is a great-granddaughter of Bernard Kelly by his wife the former Lady Mirabel Magdalene Fitzalan Howard, sister of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, &c.


Florence Isabella Ophelia Quicke [born 2021]

_.Lucie Quicke [née Shuttlewood, born 1986], wife of Thomas William Quicke [born 1987], descended from the Dewey baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Florence Isabella Ophelia, 26 May, 2021, a sister for Araminta Florence Cressida, who was born in 2019.

Thomas Quicke is a son of Colonel Richard Neville Brayley Quicke [born 1951[, and is wife the former Amanda Julia Dewey [born 1957].



Somerset Bryan Gibbs 1926-2021

 _.Somerset Bryan Gibbs, who died 20 May, 2021, aged 95, was descended from the Earls of Carrick.

He was born in 1926, son of Maj Bryan Northam Gibbs [1897-1965], and his first wife the former Lady Rosamond Kathleen Margaret Butler [1899-1972], daughter of the 7th Earl of Carrick [1873-1931].

He married 1950, Elspeth Pauline Mary Harrington Russi [who died 2019], daughter of Maj Felix John Russi, MC [1896-1979], and had issue.



Ross/Dunlop engagement

_.The engagement has been announced between Jonathan Ross, youngest son of Brigadier David Ross, OBE, and Mrs Jacqui Ross, of Fleet, Hampshire, & the Hon Catriona Dorothy M. Dunlop [born 1992], daughter of the life peer the Baron Dunlop [born 1959], of Midway House, Jolesfield, West Sussex, and his wife the former Lucia Mary Elizabeth Campbell Murfitt [born 1959].


Friday, June 04, 2021

Mungo George Wilson Woods [born 2021]

 _. Katrina Louise Woods [nee Younger, born 1990], wife of Dominic Robin Woods, gave birth to a son, Mungo George Wilson, 20 May, 2021, in Hong Kong.

Dominic is the youngest son of Mr Edward Woods and Mrs James Shepherd-Cross, of Greens Norton, Northamptonshire, & Katrina Woods, scion of the Viscounts Younger of Leckie, is the second daughter of the Hon Charles Gerald Alexander Younger (born 1959), of Gifford, East Lothian, by his wife the former Sally Elizabeth Fergusson.

Katrina is a granddaughter of the Baron Younger of Prestwick, KT, KCVO, TD, PC, life peer, who succeeded as 4th Viscount Younger, and who d 26 January, 2003.


Nigel Arthur Denman Way 1958-2021

_.Nigel Arthur Denman Way died 31 May, 2021, aged 63. He was born 11 March, 1958, son of Capt Hugh Denman Way, MC [died 1971] and his wife the former Carola Mary Bailey [1925-97], scion of the Barons Glanusk. He married 23 Oct, 1999, Emily Jane Ahern [born 1974], daughter of Jeremy Clive Ahern and his wife the former Mavis How, by whom he had issue, a son, Peter, and a daughter Georgina.

Joseph Bailey, 1st Baron Glanusk [1840-1906] > Hon Arthur Bailey [1868-1929] > Carola Bailey [1925-97] > Nigel Way [1958-2021]


David Foulk Myddelton 1932-2021

 _.David Foulk Myddelton, who died 22 May, 2021, aged 88, was head of that landed gentry family, of Chirk Castle, Denbighshire.

He was born 25 May, 1932, the elder son of Lieutenant-Colonel Ririd Myddelton, LVO [1902-88], and his wife the former Lady Mary Margaret Elizabeth Petty-Fitzmaurice [1910-2003], scion of the Marquesses of Lansdowne.

He married firstly in 1965 [div 1968], Anne Ratcliffe-Brotherton [born 1939], scion of that landed gentry family of Kirkham Abbey, North Yorkshire, daughter of Charles Frederick Ratcliffe-Brotherton, of Kirkham Abbey, and his wife the former Lurline Winifred [Muffy] Elliot-Pyle [1902-94], the racehorse owner; and married 2ndly, 1970, Christine Serena Cherry Morris, daughter of Arthur Malcolm Morris, OBE, of Canberra, Australia.

David Myddelton leaves a son from his first marriage, Guy Charles Myddelton [born 17 Jan, 1966], and a son and daughter from his second marriage, Mark Ririd [born 1973], and Sian Moyra [born 1971].

A private Service of Thanksgiving will be held shortly at St Oswald’s Parish Church, Oswestry. 


Grandson for Princess Margaret's lover, Roddy Llewellyn

 _.Natasha Anna Christina Gage [nee Llewellyn, born 5 April, 1984], scion of the Llewellyn baronets, and wife of the Hon [Richard David] Benedict Gage [born 21 February, 1977], younger son of the 8th Viscount Gage, gave birth to a son, Ivor Thomas Nicholas, 29 May, 2021.

Natasha Gage is the middle daughter of Sir Roderic Victor [Roddy] Llewellyn, 5th Baronet [born 9 Oct, 1947], and his wife the former Tatiana Manora Caroline Soskin [born 1948].

The Hon Benedict Gage is the second son of the 8th Viscount Gage [born 9 April, 1934], of Firle Place, Lewes, Sussex, and his 1st wife the Lady Diana Adrienne Beatty [born 13 September, 1952], daughter of the late 2nd Earl Beatty [1905-72].


Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Edward Anthony Heinemann 1958-2021

 _.Edward Anthony Heinemann, who died in Rome, 22 May, 2021, following an accident, was descendent from the Barons De Saumarez.

He was born 10 January, 1958, son of Campbell Coningsby Heinemann [1919-1999], and his wife the former Susanna Elizabeth Carteret Saumarez [born 27 April, 1934].


Tuesday, June 01, 2021

David Claude Raymond Pelly 1941-2021

 _.David Claude Raymond Pelly, who died 28 May, 2021, aged 79, was a scion of the Pelly baronets, descended from Sir John Pelly, 1st Bt.

He was born 5 July, 1941, son of Air Chief Marshal Sir Claude Bernard Raymond Pelly, GBE, KCB, MC [1902-72], and his wife the former Margaret Ogilvie Spencer.

He married in 1974, Philippa Bowman, daughter of Peter Bowman, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, by whom he had issue, two daughters, Tessa [born 1977], and Lorna [born 1979].


Major Sir [Robert] David Black, 3rd Baronet, DL 1929-2021

 _.Major Sir [Robert] David Black, 3rd [and last] Baronet, died 22 May, 2021. He was 92. His homes were at Woodcote, near Reading, and Shebster, near Thurso, Caithness.

He was born 29 March, 1929, son of Maj. Sir Robert Andrew Stransham Black, 2nd Baronet [1902-79], and his wife the former Ivy Wilson [died 1980].

He was educated at Eton and served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards, 1949, Captain 1953, Major 1960, retired 1961; served with the Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons [TA] 1964-67, and the Berkshire Territorials, TAVR III, 1967-69; Vice-Chairman, Berkshire & Eastern Wessex, Territorial Army Voluntary Reserve, 1985-92; Joint Master Garth and South Berkshire Foxhounds 1965-73; Hon Colonel 94 [Berkshire Yeomanry] Signals Squadron, TA 1988-98; Deputy Lieutenant of Caithness, 1991; High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 1993. Succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 1979.

David married married firstly, 22 Oct, 1953 [div 1972] Rosemary Diana Hardy [born 5 Apr, 1931], daughter of Lt-Col. Sir Rupert Hardy, 4th Baronet [1902-97], and his wife the Hon Diana Joan Allsopp [1908-2006], daughter of the 3rd Baron Hindlip [1877-1931]; married 2ndly, 1973, Dorothy Maureen Radclyffe [died 6 May 2011], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Maj. Charles Robert Eustace Radclyffe, and widow of Alan Roger Douglas Pilkington [who died 1969].

Sir David leaves two daughters, Diana and Joanna, and was predeceased by a daughter, Fiona.

The baronetcy, created in 1922, now becomes extinct.


Monday, May 31, 2021

Philip Stavros Niarchos [born 2021]

 _.Darya Alexandrovna [Dasha] Niarchos [nee Zhukova, born 8 June, 1981], wife since 2019 of Stavros Niarchos [born 17 April, 1985], has given birth to a son, Philip Stavros.

Stavros Niarchos is the son of Philip Niarchos [born 1954], and his former wife Victoria Christina Guinness [born 30 January, 1960], scion of the banking branch of the brewing dynasty, and is a grandson of the Greek shipping billionaire Stavros Niarchos [1909-96]. 

The 3rd Baron Churston [1873-1930] > Hon Joan Yarde-Buller [1908-97] > Patrick Guinness [1931-65] >Victoria Guinness [born 1960] > Stavros Niarchos [b 1985] > Philip Niarchos [b 2021]

Dasha Zhukova is the former wife of billionaire Roman Abramovich [b 24 Oct, 1966], by whom she has a son, Aaron and a daughter, Leah.


Capt John Lewis Round-Turner, RN 1934-2021

 _.Capt John Lewis Round-Turner, RN, who died 17 May, 2021, aged 87, was a scion of the Round landed gentry family, of Birch Hall, Colchester, Essex.

He was born 3 May, 1934, the second son of Charles Douglas Round-Turner, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and his wife the former Barbara Maxwell Bond, and married in 1960, Irene M. Gregory, by whom he had issue.


Karen Marie Armitage [nee Cunningham] [died 2021]

 _.Karen Marie Armitage, died 19 May, 2021, aged 85.

The former Karen Marie Cunningham married in 1974, Mark Cecil Christopher Armitage [1937-2021], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Commander Frank Armitage, RN, and his wife the former Alexandra Margery Eileen Cayley [1901-95], scion of the Cayley baronets.

She is survived by her four sons, Ed, Mark, Dominic and Will. Her husband died 5 March, 2021.


The Lord Millett, QC, PC 1932-2021

 _.The Lord Millett, PC, a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, died 27 May, 2021. He was 88.

Peter Julian Millett was born 23 June, 1932, son of Isaac Moses Denis Millett [1899-1965], and his wife the former Adele Yetta Weinberg [1908-97], and married in 1959, Ann Mireille, daughter of David Harris, of London, by whom he had issue, three sons.

He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. He did National Service as a Flying Officer in the RAF 1955-57; Called to the Bar at the Middle Temple, 1955; Bencher, Lincoln's Inn 1980, Singapore 1976, Hong Kong 1979; at the Chancery Bar 1958-86; QC 1973; a Judge of the High Court of Justice Chancery Division, 1986-94; a Lord Justice of Appeal 1994-98; appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1998; Examiner and Conveyancer in Practical Conveyancing, Council of Legal Education, 1962-76. Member of the General Council of the Bar 1973-76; &c.

He was created a life peer on his appointment as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1998, and his peerage was gazetted as Baron Millett, of St Marylebone in the City of Westminster.

He was knighted in 1986 and sworn of the Privy Council in 1994.


Sunday, May 30, 2021

The 20th Baron Teynham 1928-2020

 _.The Lord Teynham, the 20th Baron, of Pylewell Park, Lymingham, Hampshire, died at his home 27 May, 2021. He was 92. 

Lord Teynham was an Old Etonian land agent; Captain, The Buffs [TA], formerly the Coldstream Guards; saw active service in Palestine, 1948; was ADC to the Governor of Bermuda, 1953 & 1955; ADC to the Gov of the Leeward Islands 1956, was private secretary and ADC in 1956; was ADC to the Governor of Jamaica, 1962; President of the Institute of Commerce, 1972-; Vice-President, Institute of Export. Member of the Council of the Sail Training Association, 1964-69; Order of St John; Lord of the Manors of South Baddesley and Sharpricks; &c.

He was born John Christopher Ingham Roper-Curzon, on Christmas Day, 1928, son of the 19th Baron Teynham [1896-1972], and his first wife the former Elspeth Grace Whitaker [died 1976], and succeeded to the peerage [created by King James I in 1616], upon his father's demise, 5 May, 1972. His mother went on to marry, as his third wife, the 6th Marquess of Northampton [1885-1978].

He married 31 Oct, 1964, Elizabeth Scrymgeour-Wedderburn [born 5 Oct, 1943], a great-granddaughter of the 6th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry [1831-1914], by whom he had five sons and five daughters [of whom one son and one daughter are twins].

Funeral to be held at 4pm Monday 7th June, St Mary's Church, South Baddesley, Hampshire.

Lord Teynham is succeeded by his eldest son, the Hon David John Henry Ingham Roper-Curzon [born 5 Oct, 1965].


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Prime Minister marries Carrie Symonds

_. The marriage took place, 29 May, 2021, at Westminster Cathedral, between the Rt Hon [Alexander] Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, PC, MP [born 19 June, 1964], Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and descended from the Royal House of Wurttemberg, son of Stanley Patrick Johnson [born 18 Aug, 1940], by his wife the former Charlotte Maria Offlow Fawcett [born May, 1942], & Caroline Louise Bevan [Carrie] Symonds [born 17 March, 1988], illegitimate daughter of Matthew Symonds [born 20 Dec, 1953], by Josephine McAfee.

The bride is a granddaughter of John Cowburn Beavan, Baron Ardwick [1910-94], life peer. It is the prime minister's third marriage.

Boris Johnson is the first prime minister to marry in office since the Earl of Liverpool in 1822, and the only prime minister to have been married three times.


Frederick Kerr-Smiley engaged to Brilliana Harley

 _.The engagement was announced 29 May, 2021, between Frederick Hugh Kerr-Smiley [born 25 March, 1992], descended from the Smiley baronets, son of Mark Alexander Kerr-Smiley [born 30 March, 1961],  of Kensington, London, and his wife the former Manuela Marie Raquez, & [Leonora] Brilliana Harley [born 1992], scion of that landed gentry family, eldest daughter of Edward Mortimer Harley, OBE [born 1960], of Brampton Bryan Hall, Herefordshire, and his wife the former [Alice] Victoria Mather [born 1960], daughter of Leiutenant-Col Sir [David] Carol Macdonnell Mather, MC, MP [1919-2006], and his wife the former Hon Philippa Selina Bewicke-Copley [born 5 Dec. 1925], daughter of the 5th Baron Cromwell [1893-1966].


Friday, May 28, 2021

Margaret June Argles 1931-2021

 _.Margaret June Argles, who died 18 May, 2021, aged 89, was the second wife, and widow, of Charles Marsham Argles [1923-2016], scion of that landed gentry family.

She was the former Margaret June Stanford, born in 1931, daughter of Frederick Percival Stanford [1905-85], and his wife the former Daisy Alice Pretty [1904-96]; and married in 1966, as his second wife, Charles Marsham Argles, by whom she had a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Kate.


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Thomas Mark Courtenay Clack [died 2021]

_.Thomas Mark Courtenay Clack, who died 17 May, 2021, aged 61, was a scion of the Clack landed gentry family, formerly of Crowmarsh Gifford & Larkbeare. A son of Capt T.A. Courtenay Clack, of Coulston, co Wilts, he married [Margaret Jane] Jenny Mary Charles [1955-2014], daughter of Rollo Charles, of Penmark, South Glamorgan, by whom he had two sons, Charles Edward [born 1990], and James Nicholas [born 1992].



Destine Marie [Dizzy] Hanmer [died 2021]

 _.Destine Marie [Dizzy] Hanmer died 15 May, 2021.

The former Destine Marie Jolliffe, daughter of Reginald Harry John Jolliffe, of Bournemouth, she married 1stly, in 1955 [div], Jack Francis A. Squire [1914-2000]; married 2ndly, in 1959, John Patrick Vernon Summers [1920-93], and thirdly, in 2002, Maj. Nicholas Brian Hanmer [1921-2003], scion of the Hanmer baronets, son of Thomas William Hanmer [1888-1950], and his wife the former Ivy Mira Frances Dodd [died 1965]. 

Mrs Hanmer leaves two sons from her first marriage, Guy and John, and a daughter, Lucinda, from her second marriage.


Marigold Diana Sneyd Freeman-Attwood [1923- 2021]

 _.Marigold Diana Sneyd Freeman-Attwood [nee Philips], who died 23 May, 2021, aged 98, was a scion of the Philips landed gentry family, formerly of Heybridge.

She was born 23 April, 1923, a daughter of Edward Mark Philips, OBE [1879-1936], by his wife the former Augusta Diana O'Carroll Darby, scion of that landed gentry family, of Leap Castle, King's County.

She married firstly, 23 March, 1946, Maj David Michael Alexander Wedderburn, late the Grenadier Guards, only son of Alexander Henry Melvill Wedderburn. Her husband, a scion of the Ogilvy-Wedderburn baronets, died at Singapore, 26 Feb, 1960. From this marriage she had issue, one son.

She married 2ndly, 15 Oct, 1960, as his second wife, Maj. Harold Warren Freeman-Attwood [1923-2015], late the Grendaier Guards, head of the Freeman-Attwood landed gentry family, and by her second marriage had further issue, a son, Jonathan [born in 1961].


Caroline Jane Roe 1957-2021

 _.Caroline Jane Roe [nee Maltby], who died 23 May, 2021, aged 64, was descended from the Earls of Malmesbury, a granddaughter maternally of the 6th Earl.

She was born 14 May, 1957, a daughter of John Newcombe Maltby, CBE [1928-98], and his wife the former Lady Cynthia Veronica Anthea Harris [born 17 May, 1934], daughter of the 6th Earl of Malmesbury [1907-2000].

She married in 1990, Alexander F.J. Roe, by whom she had issue, two sons, Edward and James, and a daughter, Charlotte.


Romy Lita Camilla Cordle [born 2021]

 _. Madelaine Emily [Maddie] Cordle [nee Chesterton, born 1986], wife of Hugo Andrew Cordle [born March, 1995], gave birth to a daughter, Romy Lita Camilla, 23 May, 2021.

Hugo is the middle son of Rupert Alister Peter John Cordle [born 14 May, 1959], of London, by his wife the former Camilla Ann Wigram [born 3 Dec, 1966] [Mrs Camilla Cordle, of Newbury, Berkshire].

Maddie Cordle is the eldest daughter of Christopher Chesterton, of South Newington, Oxfordshire, by his wife, the former Lita Calder.

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

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

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


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Major Maurice Aloysius French, MBE 1930-2021

 _.Major Maurice Aloysius French, MBE, who died 20 May, 2021, aged 91, was a scion of the Barons De Freyne.

He was born 5 March, 1930, son of the Hon Bertram Leo French [1900-41], and his wife the former Maud Mary Dease [1890-1974], scion of that Irish landed gentry family; he married firstly, 4 September, 1958 [div 1965], Heather Stewart Tarbutt [who died 2017], daughter of Arthur Charles Tarbutt, of Nigeria; married secondly, 17 Aug, 1965, Lavinia Mary Burke [1939-2005], scion of that landed family, daughter of Maj Patrick Henry Anthony Burke [1913-64], and his wife the former Rosemary Maud Evelyn Sandars [1910-50], scion of that landed gentry family.

He leaves a son, Dominic and a daughter, Nicola from his first marriage; and two sons, Patrick and Gerald, and two daughters, Claudia and Emily, from his second marriage.


Freda Violet Hodgson 1913-2021

 _.Freda Violet Hodgson, who died 15 May, 2021, aged 107, was a scion of the Williams baronets, of Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales.

She was born Freda Violet Williams, at Andover, Hampshire, 26 September, 1913, the only daughter of Sir William Willoughby Williams, 5th Baronet [1888-1932], of Bodelwyddan Castle, and his 1st wife the former Violet Henrietta Powell [1887-1987]; she married firstly, 6 February, 1937 [div 1950], Sydney Walton Hinde [1903-67]; married 2ndly, 16 July, 1959, William Vere Hodgson [1904-2000]. From her first marriage she had issue, a son, Richard [1939-2018], and three daughters, Deirdre [1938-79], Patricia [b 1941], and Caroline [1946-deceased].


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Lara Xanthe Acton Davis [born 2021]

 _.The Hon Josephine Zara Acton Davis [nee Nash, born 1984], wife of Matthew J Acton Davis, gave birth to a daughter, Lara Xanthe, 21 March, 2021.

Matthew is the son of Lindsay Boswell, QC, of San Francisco, California, and Jonathan Acton Davis, QC, of London.

The Hon Zara Acton Davis is a daughter of the life peer the Baron Nash [born 22 March, 1949], of Ewelme, co Oxford, and his wife the former Caroline Jennifer Paul.


Countess Charlotte Raben-Levetzau 1925-2021

 _.Charlotte Petherick, who died 18 May, 2021, aged 96, was the former Countess Charlotte Raben-Levetzau.

She was born in 1925, younger daughter of Count Siegfried Victor Raben-Levetzau [1891-1965], of Denmark, and his wife Pauline, Grafin von Pappenheim [1891-1974]; married 7 April, 1951, Capt Christopher Petherick [1922-2009], late the Life Guards, scion of that landed gentry family, second son of George Gerald Petherick [1887-1946], and his wife the former Lady Jeane Pleydell-Bouverie [1892-1976], scion of the Earls of Radnor, by whom she had issue, two sons, Martin and Thomas, and two daughters, Catherine and Harriet.


Hon Michael Henry Colquhoun Pery 1937-2021

 _. The Hon Michael Henry Colquhoun Pery, who died 19 May, 2021, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Limerick.

He was born 8 May, 1937, a younger son of the 5th Earl of Limerick [1888-1967], and his wife the former the Angela Olivia Trotter [died 1981], scion of that landed family descended from the Wellesley family, Earls of Mornington [later Dukes of Wellington]. He was a younger brother of the 6th Earl of Limerick [1930-2003], and uncle of the 7th Earl [born 1963].

He married 13 July, 1963, Jennifer Mary Stuart-Williams [born 1940], daughter of John Anthony Stuart-Williams, of Braughing, Hertfordshire, and his wife the former Felicia Mary Smith, by whom he had two sons, and two daughters.


Gilda Gourlay of Kincraig 1928-2021

 _. Gilda Gourlay of Kincraig [née Rames], who died 16 May, 2021, aged 92, was the widow of James Gourlay of Kincraig [28th Chief of Kincraig] [1930-2008].

The former Gilda Rames, daughter of Victor Rames, of New York, United States, was born 18 December, 1928. She married firstly, Mr Howard Newmark, by whom she had four children, Brooks, Wade, Paige, and Shane. She married 2ndly, 15 Oct, 1967, as his second wife, James Gourlay, son of Robert Gourlay, of Paisley, Renfrewshire, by his wife the former Irene Wolff, by whom she had a son, Rory [born 1970], and a daughter, Tara [born 1969].

Her husband was Chief of the Gourlays of Kincraig from 1995 until his death. He was succeeded by a son of his first marriage.


Horatio Buist Loudon Tanner [born 2021]

_.Elizaebth Esther Buist [Lizzie] Loudon Tanner [born 1985, nee Tanner], wife of William Archie Bowen Tanner [born 24 June, 1988], descended from the Shelley baronets, gave birth to a son, Horatio Buist Loudon Tanner, 20 May, 2021.

William is a son of Nicholas Shelley Tanner [born 7 January, 1955], and his wife the former Melanie Anne Challis [born 1957]. Lizzie is a daughter of the late Brigadier Alasdair William Buist Loudon, OBE [1956-2010], and his wife the former Honor Goodden.

Sir Timothy Shelley, 2nd Bt [1753-1844] > John Shelley [1806-66] > George Shelley [1840-1910] > Maj George Edward Shelley [1891-1961] > Iris Shelley [b 1927] > Nicholas Tanner [b 1955] >William Tanner [b 1988]


The Baroness Marks of Broughton has died aged 68

_.The Baroness Marks of Broughton died 5 April, 2021. She was 68.

The former Marion Norton, daughter of Peter Norton, married 9 November, 1982, the Hon Simon Richard Marks [born 3 May, 1950], son and heir of the 2nd Baron Marks of Broughton [1920-98], and his first wife the former Ann Catherine Pinto. Her husband, of the Marks & Spencer family, succeeded his father as 3rd Baron, 9 September, 1998.

Lady Marks of Broughton is survived by her husband and a son, the Hon Michael Marks, and three daughters, the Hon Miriam, the Hon Susannah, and the Hon Rebecca Marks.



Monday, May 24, 2021

Max Rufus Mosley 1940-2021

 _.Max Mosley, who died 23 May, 2021, aged 81, was a scion of the Mosley baronets, and was a British racing driver, lawyer and past president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), a non-profit association which represents the interests of motoring organisations and car users worldwide. The FIA is also the governing body for Formula One and other international motorsports.

Max Rufus Mosley was born 13 April, 1940, son of Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet [1896-1980], and his second wife the former Hon Diana Freeman-Mitford [1910-2003], one of the celebrated Mitford Sisters, scion of the Barons Redesdale.

He married 9 July, 1960, Jean Marjorie Taylor, daughter of James Taylor, of Chelsea, by whom he had issue, two sons, Alexander [1970-2009], & Patrick [born 1972].

Max Mosley was a barrister and former amateur racing driver, who was the founder and co-owner of March Engineering, a racing car constructor and Formula One racing team. He dealt with legal and commercial matters for the company between 1969 and 1977 and became its representative at the Formula One Constructors' Association (FOCA), the body that represents Formula One constructors. Together with Bernie Ecclestone he represented FOCA at the FIA and in its dealings with race organisers. In 1978, Mosley became the official legal adviser to FOCA. In this role he and Marco Piccinini negotiated the first version of the Concorde Agreement, which settled a long-standing dispute between FOCA and the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA), a commission of the FIA and the then governing body of Formula One. Mosley was elected president of FISA in 1991 and became president of the FIA, FISA's parent body, in 1993.

Mosley identified his major achievement as FIA President as the promotion of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP or Encap). He has also promoted increased safety and the use of green technologies in motor racing. In 2008, stories about his sex life appeared in the British press, along with unfounded allegations regarding Nazi connotations. Mosley successfully sued the newspaper that published the allegations and maintained his position as FIA president. He stood down at the end of his term in 2009 and was replaced by his preferred successor, Jean Todt.

From The Times:-

Max Rufus Mosley was born in London in April 1940, weeks before his father and mother, like many other active fascists in Phoney War Britain, were interned in Holloway prison on national security grounds. Sir Oswald Mosley had been a Labour minister and a member of parliament for the Conservative Party in the 1920s but had left mainstream politics to lead the British Union of Fascists in the 1930s, a movement associated with authoritarian policies, violence towards its opponents and Nazi-style antisemitism.

After the death of his first wife in 1933, Oswald had married Diana Mitford in 1936 in a ceremony in Germany at the home of Joseph Goebbels and attended by Adolf Hitler. After his birth there were unfounded rumours in the press that Mosley was the son of Hitler and Unity Mitford, one of Diana’s five sisters. Unity was obsessed with Hitler and died in 1948, nine years after shooting herself in the head with a pistol given to her, for her own protection, by Hitler.

The young Mosley started life being looked after by a governess and being allowed only occasional visits to his parents in prison...

...After his parents’ release in 1943 to considerable public outrage, the family moved between a succession of country houses in England where Mosley and his elder brother, Alexander, were tutored at home...

While at Oxford Mosley married Jean Taylor, the daughter of a policeman from Streatham in south London, who survives him. ...  the biggest price he paid was the loss of his eldest son, Alexander, who died of a drug overdose at the age of 39... In addition to Alexander they had another son, Patrick, who leads a private life.

Max Mosley, racing driver, lawyer and former president of the FIA, was born on April 13, 1940. He died of cancer on May 23, 2021, aged 81


Lara Anne Caroline Carew Chartres [born 2021]

_.Emma Thorn Anne Chartres [born 1989, nee Varley] wife of the Hon Richard Alexander Stephen Carew Chartres [born 1986], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Lara Anne Caroline Carew, 25 March, 2021.

The Hon Richard Chartres is a son of the life peer the Baron Chartres, GCVO, PC [born 11 July, 1947], former Bishop of London, and his wife the former Caroline Mary McLintock.

Emma Chartres is a daughter of John Silvester Varley, and his wife the former Carolyn Thorn Pease [born 8 June, 1957], scion of the Pease baronets, daughter of Sir Richard Thorn Pease, 3rd Baronet [1922-2021].



Grimston/Tasker engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 22 May, 2021, between Edward Charles Lucklyn Grimston [born 1985], scion of the Barons Grimston of Westbury, son of Major the Hon [Gerald] Charles Walter [Charley] Grimston [born 4 September, 1953], of Finmere, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Katherine Evelyn Kettle, and Miss A.S.R. [Sacha] Tasker, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Alan Tasker, of Lower Failand, North Somerset.

The Hon Charley Grimston is the younger brother and heir presumptive of the 3rd Baron Grimston of Westbury.


Alistair John Buchanan 1935-2021

_.Alistair John Buchanan died 6 May, 2021. He was 85.

He was born in 1935, son of John James Buchanan, and married 20 July, 1963, Dr Ann Hermione Baring [born 21 May, 1941], scion of the Baring baronets, daughter of Raymond Alexander Baring [1912-67], and his wife the former Margaret Fleetwood Campbell-Preston, OBE [1916-1994], scion of that landed gentry family, by whom he had three daughters.



Vere Nicoll/Hallström engagement

  _.The engagement was announced 22 May, 2021, between Guy Peter Vere Nicoll [born 1987], scion of that landed gentry family, descended from the Barons Saye and Sele, youngest son of Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Alexander Vere Nicoll [born 1952], and his late wife the former Meriel Joanna [Jo] Wormald [1955-2011], scion of that landed family, and Sophie Josephine Hallström, daughter Dr [Sven] Cosmo Hallström, and his wife the former Diana Buckland.


Bracher/de Abreu engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 1 May, 2021, between Barnaby Alexander Patrick Bracher [born 1993], son of Mr Garnet Piers Bracher [born 1963], of Putney, London, and his wife the former Candida Dorothy Drury-Lowe [born 1963], scion of that landed gentry family, and Madalena de Abreu, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jorge de Abreu, of Estoril, Portugal.


Clifford/Mintowt-Czyz marriage

 _.The marriage took place 26 April, 2021, at Stroud, Gloucestershire, between Colin John Phelps Clifford [born 5 March, 1954], head of the landed gentry family of that name, of Chestal, Dursley, co Gloucester, son of [Arthur] John Clifford [1911-56], of Chestal, by his wife the former Sheila Mary Augustus, & Mrs Justine Mintowt-Czyz (née Felton).


Anthony William Behrens 1950-2021

 _.Anthony William Behrens, who died 8 May, 2021, aged 70, was a scion of the Behrens landed family; born in 1950, son of William Edward Boaz Behrens [b 1904], and his wife the former Dulcie Bella Mocatta. He married in 1974, Lindsey Margaret Spendlove, by whom he had issue, two sons and a daughter.

He was a paternal grandson of Maj. Clive Behrens, of Swinton Grange, Malton, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Hon Charlotte Rothschild [1873-1947], daughter of the 1st Baron Rothschild [1840-1915].


Kristo Ruman Garnier [born 2021]

  _.Marina Garnier [nee Guergova], wife of the Hon Edward George Garnier [born 1986], gave birth to a son, Kristo Ruman, 11 May, 2021, a brother for Leo Edward Krassimirov, who was born 29 September, 2016.

The Hon Edward Garnier is a son of the life peer the Baron Garnier, QC, PC


Saturday, May 22, 2021

Nicholas Brandram to marry Sophie Ferguson

 __The engagement was announced 22 May, 2021, between Capt Nicholas George Brandram (b 23 Apr 1982), Scots Guards, descended from the Royal House of Greece, only son of Richard Paul George Andrew Brandram (1948-2020], by his former wife the former Jennifer Steele (b 1951 - now Mrs Robert Enslow), & Sophie Amelia Ferguson [born 13 Oct, 1992], daughter of Jakes D. Ferguson, of Hampshire, and his wife the former Mary V. Mann.

Capt Brandram's paternal grandmother was HRH Princess Katherine of Greece & Denmark (1913-2007), who married Richard Campbell Brandram(1911-94) and became (by courtesy of King George VI) 'Lady Katherine Brandram'.

Nicholas Brandram's first marriage to Katrina Davis ended in divorce in 2014.


Thursday, May 20, 2021

[Jane] Fiona Cameron-Rose 1931-2021

_.[Jane] Fiona Cameron-Rose [née Edmonstone], who died 14 May, 2021, aged 89, was a scion of the Edmonstone baronets, and was a kinswoman of the Duchess of Cornwall. Mrs Cameron-Rose was a great-niece of Alice Keppel, the last, and favourite, mistress of King Edward VII.

She was born 24 August, 1931, daughter of Sir Archibald Charles Edmonstone, 6th Baronet [1898-1958], and his wife the former Gwendolyn Mary Field [1902-89], and was a granddaughter of Marshall Field, Jr [1868-1905].

She married firstly, 4 Oct, 1950 [div 1975], Major Sir Andrew Buchanan-Jardine, 4th Baronet [1923-2010]; married secondly, 5 January, 1976, Hugh Alastair Cameron-Rose [1946-94], and had issue from her first marriage, a son, Sir John Buchanan-Jardine, 5th Bt [born 20 Mar, 1952], and a daughter, Diana [born 21 Dec, 1955].


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi expect their first child

 _. Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi [born 8 Aug, 1988], and Mr Edoardo Alessandro M. Mapelli Mozzi [born London 1 November, 1983], are expecting their first child in the Autumn on 2021.

Edo Mapelli Mozzi is the son of Count Alessandro [Alex] Mapelli Mozzi [born 1951], by his former wife the former Nicola Diana Burrows [born Feb 1956] [now Mrs Nikki Williams-Ellis, MBE].

Princess Beatrice is the elder daughter of HRH The Prince Andrew, Duke of York [born 19 February, 1960], by his former wife the former Sarah Margaret Ferguson [born 15 October, 1959].

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh joined the Duke of York at the scaled down Covid-secure wedding of their granddaughter and Edo Mapelli Mozzi at the Chapel Royal in Windsor Great Park, in July, 2020. Around twenty guests attended the wedding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The 7th Baron Brownlow 1936-2021

 _.The 7th Baron Brownlow, who died 15 May, 2021, aged 85, was a godson of the Duke of Windsor, and born in the duke's brief reign.

Edward John Peregrine Cust was born 25 March, 1936, son of the 6th Baron Brownlow [1899-1978], of Belton House, and his first wife the former Katherine Harriet Kinloch [died 1952]. The 6th Baron was a great friend of the future King Edward VIII, and was a central figure in the events leading to the abdication crisis, 1936. 

Edward Cust, the 7th Baron, married 31 December, 1964, Shirlie Edith Yeaomans, daughter of John Paske Yeomans, of Manor Fram, Hill Croome, Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire, by whom he had a son, the Hon Peregrine Edward Quintin Cust.

He succeeded to the peerage, and the family seat at Belton House, on his father's death, 28 July, 1978.

Belton House is a Grade I listed country house in the parish of Belton near Grantham in Lincolnshire, built between 1685 and 1688 by Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet. It is surrounded by formal gardens and a series of avenues leading to follies within a larger wooded park. Belton has been described as a compilation of all that is finest of Carolean architecture, the only truly vernacular style of architecture that England had produced since the Tudor period. It is considered to be a complete example of a typical English country house.For about three centuries until 1984, Belton House was the seat successively of the Brownlow family, which had first acquired land in the area in the late 16th century, and of its heirs the Cust family (in 1815 created Earl Brownlow). Despite his great wealth Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet, chose to build a comparatively modest house rather than one of the grand Baroque palaces being built by others at the time. The contemporary, if provincial, Carolean style was the selected choice of design. The new house was fitted with the latest innovations such as sash windows for the principal rooms, and more significantly, with completely separate areas for the staff. Successive generations made changes to the interior of the house which reflected their changing social position and tastes, yet the fabric and design of the house changed little. Following World War I the Custs, like many wealthy English families, were faced with mounting financial problems and finally in 1984 they donated the house, with most of its contents, to the National Trust, which now opens Belton to the public. It is in a good state of repair and is visited by many thousands of tourists each year.

The peerage now passes to his only son, the Hon Peregrine Cust [born 9 July, 1974].


Hon Daisy Fellowes to marry Jeremy Robinson

 _.The engagement was announced 19 May, 2021, between Jeremy James Robinson [born 1984], younger son of the late Christopher Edward Robinson [1955-2021], and his former wife Annabella Virginia Drummond [born 5 March, 1959], of Cadland, Hampshire, scion of the Earls of Perth, & the Hon Daisy Lilah Fellowes [born 1988], daughter of the 4th Baron De Ramsey [born 27 February, 1942], of Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire, and his second wife the former Alison Mary Birkmyre [b 5 September, 1954], scion of the Birkmyre baronets.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Eggins/Colthurst engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 15 May, 2021, between Hamish Stephen Eggins [born 1991], son of Stephen Charles Eggins, and his former wife the former Priscilla Constance Rowan-Hamilton [born 10 May, 1951], & Caroline Georgina Colthurst [born 1991], scion of the Colthurst baronets, younger daughter of Henry Nicholas Almroth Colthurst [born 1959], and his wife the former Sophia Selina Ireme Hervey-Bathurst [born 1961], daughter of Sir Frederick John Charles Gordon Hervey-Bathurst, 7th Baronet [1934-2011].

The descent of Hamish Eggins from the Earls of Strathmore:-

Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore [1824-1904] > Lady Constance Bowes-Lyon [1865-1951] > Phyllis Blackburn > Angus Rowan-Hamilton [1919-78] > Priscilla Rowan-Hamilton [b 1951] > Hamish Eggins [b 1991]


Anne Florence Wilson 1923-2021

 _.Anne Florence Wilson [nee Rowan-Thomson], died 6 May, 2921, aged 97.

She was born in 1923, a daughter of Major John Leslie Rowan-Thomson [1896-1981], of Great Somerford, co Wilts, and his wife the former Florence Lighton Stubbs [1893-1975]; she married 18 September, 1947, Richard O;Brien Wilson [1922-2011], descended from the Pease baronets, son of Capt Sir Frank O'Brien Wilson, CMG, DSO [1883-1962] and his wife the former Elizabeth Frances Pease [1894-1974], daughter of Sir Arthur Pease, 1st Baronet [1866-1927].

She was the mother of four sons, Jeremy, Patrick, Michael and Graeme. She was widowed, 24 Apr, 2011.


Bristow/de Lassus engagement

_.The engagement was announced 17 May, 2021, between Arthur Timothy James Bristow [born 1986], son of Timothy Dominic Ian James Bristow [born 1 July, 1959], and his first wife the former Annabel Judith Dorrell Palmer [now Mrs Richard Fife], & Ariane de Lassus, daughter of Mr & Mrs Erwin de Lassus.

The 2nd Baron Luke [1905-86] > Hon Caroline Lawson Johnston [b 1935] > Timothy Bristow [b 1959] > Arthur Bristow [b 1986].


Pamela Jane Knollys 1929-2021

 _.Pamela Jane Knollys [née Sharman] died 3 May, 2021. She was 92. She was the widow of David Knollys, a descendant of the Gull baronets.

She was born in 1929, daughter of Walter Leonard Sharman [1901-2000], and his wife Gladys; and married 1952, David Cyprian Knollys [1925-96], son of Major Vernon Cyprian Knollys [1895-1973] and his wife the former Dorothea Susan Gull [1897-1980], daughter of Sir William Cameron Gull, 2nd Baronet [1860-1922]. 

Mrs Knollys leaves five daughters.


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Thea Molly Mounsey-Heysham [born 2021]

 _.Clementine Masha Mounsey-Heysham [nee Stanley, born 1986], wife of Toby M Mounsey-Heysham [born 1984], and scions of the Barons Sheffield, gave birth to a daughter, Thea Molly, 6 May, 2021, a sister for Maximilian [born 2018], and Isla [born 2017].

Toby is a son of Giles Mounsey-Heysham and his wife the former Penelope Auriol Twiston-Davies [born 1959], scion of that landed gentry family. Clementine is a daughter of Martin Thomas Oliver Stanley [born 24 June, 1957], and his wife the former Georgina Mary Victoria Grimm.



Ovie Angus Hamilton Edgar [born 2021]

 _.The Hon Charlotte Alexandra Hamilton Edgar [nee Wills, born 1981], wife of Mr C. Piers Edgar, and scion of the Barons Dulverton, gave birth to a son, Ovie Angus Hamilton, 17 March, 2021, a brother for Hubert & Ziggy.

Piers Edgar is the only son of Mr Campbell Edgar, of Salisbury, Wiltshire, and the late Mrs Edgar.

The Hon Charlotte Edgar is the only daughter of the 3rd Baron Dulverton (b 2 May 1944), of Batsford, Gloucestershire, by his first wife the former Rosalind van der Velde (now Rosalind, Baroness Dulverton, of Marbella, Spain).


Friday, May 14, 2021

Elizabeth Rosalind Yelin 1929-2021

  _.Elizabeth Rosalind Yelin [née Buxton], who died 30 March, 2021, aged 91, was a scion of the Buxton baronets.

She was born 12 April, 1929, daughter of Wing Commander Denis Alfred Jex Buxton [1895-1964], and his wife the former Emily Mary Hollins [1897-1970], descended from the Seely baronets; she married 8 Apr, 1953 [div 1964], Tristram Feodor Wladimir Athanasius Almos Yelin [1916-82], son of Walter Yelin, by whom she had issue, a son, Francis, and two daughters, Cecilia and Natasha.


Alistair Jevon Johnston 1933-2021

 _.Alistair Jevon Johnston, died 27 April, 2021. He was 88.

He was born 14 March, 1933, son of Kenneth Arthur William Johnston [1906-87], and his wife the former Nora Honor Ramsay [1911-90], scion of the Ramsay of Balmain baronets.

He married 24 January, 1964, Alexandra Berdoe Groos, daughter of Capt David Walter Groos [1918-76], of British Columbia, Canada, and his wife the former Bridget Berdoe Wilkinson [1918-91], and was father of two sons and a daughter, Robert, Rory and Emma.

The 7th Earl of Northesk [1756-1831] > Lady Jane Carnegie [1800-40] > Susan Carnegie [1828-1906] > Robert Carnegie [1861-1957] >  Nora Carnegie [d 12 Feb, 1990] > Alistair Johnston [1933-2021]


Thursday, May 13, 2021

Gillian Foley [died 2021]

 Gillian Foley, who died 6 May, 2021, aged 83, was the former wife of Capt Andrew Foley, scion of the barons of that name.

She was ther former Gillian Carleton Brown, daughter of William Carleton Brown, of Over Alderley, Cheshire, and married 26 March, 1968 [div 1994], as his first wife, Capt Andrew Thomas Foley [1937-2007], of the Rifle Brigade, son of Major Henry Thomas Hamilton Foley [1905-59], and his wife the former Helen Constance Margaret Pearson [1905-85], by whom she had issue, two sons, Rupert Thomas [born 1970], and Ian Richard [born 1973]. The elder son is heir presumptive to his cousin, the 9th Baron [born 1961].


The 10th Baron Walpole 1938-2021

 _. Lord Walpole, the 10th Baron, died 8 May, 2021, aged 82. His home was Mannington Hall, Norwich.

Robert Horatio Walpole was born 8 December, 1938, son of the 9th Baron Walpole [1913-89], and his wife the former Nancy Louise Jones [died 2002], daughter of Frank Harding Jones, of Kensington.

He succeeded his father in 1989 as the 8th Baron Walpole of Wolterton [created in 1756], and the 10th Baron Walpole [created in 1723]. He was descended from Horatio Walpole [1678-1757], the 1st Baron, who was a brother of Robert Walpole [1676-1745], the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.

He married firstly, 30 June, 1962 [div 1979] Sybil Judith Schofield [later Judith Chaplin, OBE, MP, Conservative MP for Newbury, who died in 1993]; married secondly, 1980, Laurel Celia Ball, daughter of Sidney Ball, of Swindon.

Educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. Member of Norfolk County Council 1970-81 [chairman of various committees]; elected a member of the House of Lords in 1999; Chairman: Area Museums Service for South East England 1976-79; Norwich School of Arts 1977-87; Textile Conservation Centre 1981-88 [President 1988]; East Anglian Tourtist Board; JP, Norfolk, 1972.

In Who's Who under the section for membership of any clubs, His Lordship entered 'none on principle'.

Lord Walpole had two sons and two daughters from his first marriage, and two sons and one daughter from his second marriage.

He is succeeded as 11th Baron by his eldest son, the Hon Jonathan Robert Hugh Walpole, who was born 16 Nov, 1967.


James Coghill marries Marina Fairfax

 _. The marriage took place, 8 May, 2021, in Hong Kong, between James Coghill, son of Mr & Mrs Richard Coghill, of Hong Kong, & Marina Fairfax [born 1989], scion of the Lords Fairfax of Cameron, second daughter of the Hon Hugh Nigel Thomas Fairfax [born 29 March, 1958], of London, by his wife the former Victoria Janet Neave [born 1959], scion of the Neave baronets.

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

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

A service of Blessing will take place in London in the autumn.


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Lavender, Lady Maitland 1927-2021

 _.Lavender, Lady Maitland, who died at her home in Forfar, 6 May, 2021, aged 93, was the widow of Major Sir Alexander Keith Maitland, 8th Baronet [1920-63].

She was born in 1927, the former Lavender Mary Jex Jackson, daughter of Francis William Jex Jackson, and his wife the former Mary Minchin, and married 17 March, 1951, Alexander Keith [Sandy] Maitland, son and heir of Lt-Col Sir George Maitland, 7th Baronet [1882-1960], and his wife the former Jean Hamilton Findlay [died 1982]. Her husband succeeded his father in the baronetcy, 1 Nov, 1960, and died 18 July, 1963, aged 42.

Lady Maitland is survived by a daughter, Janey Haig [born 1963], and was predeceased by three sons, Sir Richard Maitland, 9th Bt [1952-94], Robert [Robin] Maitland, and Lucy Maitland [1961-62].


Hon Mrs Ivor Lucas [died 2021]

  _.The Hon Mrs Ivor Lucas, who died 7 May, 2021, aged 93, was the widow of diplomat, the Hon Ivor Thomas Mark Lucas [1927-2018].

She was the former Christine Mallorie Coleman, daughter of Commander Arthur Mallorie Coleman, OBE, DSCM RN, and married in 1954, the Hon Ivor Thomas Mark Lucas, a son of the 1st Baron Lucas of Chilworth [1896-1967], and his wife the former Sonia Finkelstein [1897-1979], by whom she had three sons.

She was widowed 7 April, 2018.


Leonora Rose Urmetzer [born 2021]

 _. Fenella Maria Urmetzer [born 1982, nee Boyle], wife of Dr Florian T. Urmetzer, gave birth to a daughter, Leonora Rose, 23 March, 2021.

Florian Urmetzer is a son of Mr & Mrs Ludwig Urmetzer, of Bad Krozingen, Germany.

Fenella Urmetzer is a scion of the Earls of Shannon, daughter of David Spencer Boyle [born 23 April, 1942], of Duns Tew, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Melanie Georgiana Foster. Fenella is a great-great granddaughter of Henry Bentinck Boyle, 5th Earl of Shannon [1833-1890].


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Ivo Humphrey Maclean Jack [born 2021]

 _.Zara Elizabeth Jack [nee Harington, born 1988], wife of Alexander Anthony Mansel Jack [born 1986], and descended from the Earls of Cottenham, gave birth to a son, Ivo Humphrey Maclean, 25 April, 2021.

Alex Jack is a son of Sir Raymond Evan Jack, QC [born 1942], and his wife the former Elizabeth Alison Mansel [born 1947]. Sir Raymond Jack was called to the Bar in 1966 specialising in Commercial law at 1 Hare Court. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982 and sat as a Recorder from 1987 to 1991. In 1991 he was appointed a circuit judge and in 1994 he was appointed the first judge of the Bristol Mercantile Court. There he established the reputation of the court, case-managing all cases as well as conducting the trials. Sir Raymond Jack was later appointed to the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division in 2001. Retiring in January 2011, he continued to sit regularly in the High Court in London on a part time basis trying business cases.

Zara Jack is a daughter of Guy Charles Harington [born 12 Dec, 1946], and his wife the former Kay Elizabeth Humphreys.

Pepys descent:-

1st Earl of Cottenham [1781-1851] > Hon Walter Pepys [1840-1914] > Dorothy Pepys [1879-1969] > General Sir Charles Harington [1910-2007] > Guy Harington [b 1946] > Zara Harington [b 1988] > Ivo Jack [b 2021]


Major Rupert Edward Harding-Newman 1942-2021

 _.Major Rupert Edward Harding-Newman, MBE, late the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards, died 6 May, 2021. He was 78.

He was born 3 December, 1942, son of Brigadier Rupert Norton Harding-Newman [1907-2007], and his wife the former Kathleen Muriel Scale [died 2006]. 

He married 11 December, 1974, as her second husband, Susan Katherine Maud Carnegie [born 22 January, 1946], scion of the Earls of Southesk [now Dukes of Fife], daughter of Maj Raymond Alexander Carnegie [1920-99], Scots Guards, and his 1st wife the former Patricia Elinor Trevor Dawson [died 2014], by whom he had issue, a son, Rupert [born 6 Oct, 1976], and a daughter, Sophia [born 15 Apr, 1979].


Monday, May 10, 2021

Capt Rupert Milo Talbot Chetwynd 1934-2021

 _.Capt. Rupert Milo Talbot Chetwynd, late the Grenadier Guards and the 21st SAS Regiment, died 26 April, 2021, aged 87. He was a scion of the Viscounts Chetwynd.

He was born 7 January, 1934, son of Major Wentworth Randolph Chetwynd, MBE [1903-85], and his first wife the former Bridget Walsh [1910-70] [his mother was later wife of Daniel Sykes, scion of the Sykes baronets].

He married firstly 22 Aug, 1956 [div 1970], Antonia Clark [born 1935], daughter of Denis Clark. He married secondly, Luciana Maria, daughter of Count Ernest Arrighi.  He had issue by his first wife, four sons, Rupert, Dominic, Crispin and Alexander, and a daughter Persephone, and by his seccond wife, two children, Alalia and Aaron.

6th Viscount Chetwynd [1800-79] > Hon Henry Chetwynd [1829-93] > Hon Louis Chetwynd [1866-1914] > Wentworth Chetwynd [1903-85] > Rupert Chetwynd [1934-2021]


Oliver Michael Tritton 1943-2021

_.Oliver Michael Tritton, who died 23 April, 2021, aged 77, was a scion of the Tritton baronets, and a descendant of the Abel Smith landed family, and the Earls of Leven & Melville.

He was born 24 August, 1943, son of Alan Michael Tritton, DSC [1919-2002], and his first wife the former Joanna Sylvia Round [1920-2004], scion of that landed gentry family. He married 27 July, 1973, Beatriz [Debra] de la Vega, daughter of Alberto de la Vega, by whom he had a son, Neal [born 3 Apr, 1975].

9th Earl of Leven [1749-1820] > Lady Lucy Leslie-Melville [d 1895] > Henry Abel Smith [1826-90] > Lucy Abel Smith [1850-1919] > Arthur Tritton [1873-1930] > Alan Tritton [1919-2002] > Oliver Tritton [1943-2021]



Balmford/Bradley engagement

_.The engagement was announced 10 May, 2021, between Guy William Crosley Balmford [born 7 September, 1993], elder son of Mr Simon Balmford, of Little Waltham, Essexm by his wife the former Joanne Bearman, & Arabella Jasmine Bradley [born 23 July, 1994], daughter of David Wilson Bradley, of Haddington, East Lothian, and his wife the former Hon Melissa Clare Remnant [born 20 May, 1963], daughter of the 3rd Baron Remnant [born 23 Oct, 1930].


Sunday, May 09, 2021

New Chief of the Clan Farquharson of Invercauld

 _.Captain Alwyne Arthur Compton Farquharson, the 16th of Invercauld, has passed the chieftiain’s role to his 40-year-old great nephew Philip Farquharson on 1 May, 2021, his 102nd birthday.

Philip Farquharson was born in 1980 as Philip Compton, scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, son of James Compton [born 30 May, 1953], and his first wife the former Rebecca Wigan [born 1953], scion of the Wigan baronets, daughter of Sir Alan Wigan, 5th Baronet [1913-96].

Philip married in 2006, Lilibeth Violeta Darchart Muñoz, daughter of Pascual Darchart, and his wife Tulia Muñoz. The new 17th Chief of Invercauld is the father of two daughters, Heather [born 27 May, 2007], and Iona [born 19 February, 2013].

Alwyne Farquharson's war veteran’s service was celebrated with the playing of the pipes at a memorial stone at the home of the famous games, which was erected to celebrate his 70th year as chieftain in 2018.

Prior to the pandemic the Farquharson of Invercauld would travel north to Aberdeenshire every year for a number of engagements, including the annual gathering at Braemar, home of Braemar Castle, the seat of Clan Farquharson.

Pipers Lewis Stewart and Craig Mitchell and drummer Callum Mitchell play at the ceremony.

Pipe Major James Cooper from Ballater and District Pipe Band played Invercauld House, the tune traditionally piped for the chieftain’s arrival onto the field on games day at the socially distanced ceremony on Saturday.

It was followed by a short performance by young pipers Lewis Stewart and Craig Mitchell, and drummer Callum Mitchell from the 47th Culter Boys Brigade Pipe Band.

And though this year’s games have been cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic, Scott Fraser, vice-chairman of the Ballater Highland Games, said the ceremony provided a chance for organisers and supporters to raise a glass to both the outgoing and incoming chieftain.

Mr Fraser said: “The fact that he is 102 is remarkable in itself but the fact he has been our chieftain for 73 years and been at the games every year is just amazing.

“Philip will be seeing him tomorrow so he will see the videos of the event, which is very special.”


Harry George Charlesworth [born 1991]

 _.Charlotte Mary Charlesworth [nee Cubitt, born 28 January, 1991], wife of Edward Charlesworth, and scion of the Cubitt landed gentry family, gave birth to a son Harry George, 23 April, 2021.

Edward Charlesworth is a son of Mr & Mrs Rodney Charlesworth, of St Albans, Hertfordshire, and Charlotte Charlesworth is a daughter of Major-Gen Sir William George Cubitt, KCVO, CBE, DL [born 1959], of Honing, Norfolk, and his wife the former Lucy Jane Pym [born 24 Sept, 1961], scion of that landed gentry family.


Daughter for Lord and Lady Lovat

 _. The Lady Lovat, wife of the 16th Lord Lovat, gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Vaila Gianmarina Fraser, at London's Portland Hospital, 30 April, 2021.

Lady Lovat is the former Hon Petra Louise Palumbo [born 1989], daughter of the life peer, the Baron Palumbo [born 20 July, 1935], and his wife the former Hayat Morowa. Petra married in 2016, Simon Fraser, 16th Lord Lovat [born 13 Feb, 1977], son of the Hon Simon Augustine Fraser, Master of Lovat [1939-94], and his wife the former Virginia Grose [later Mrs Frank Johnson]. 

The 16th Lord Lovat inherited the peerage and the estate at Beauly, Inverness-shire, on his grandfather's death, 16 March, 1995.


Sir Leslie Marr, 2nd Baronet 1922-2021

 _.Sir Leslie Marr, 2nd Baronet, who died in May, 2021, aged 98, was a racing driver and landscape artist. He was a baronet for 88 years.

Sir Leslie participated in two Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, making his debut on 17 July 1954 at the British Grand Prix.Racing in his private Connaught, he finished in 13th place, but retired from his last world championship race in 1955, after a damaged brake pipe caused him to spin off. Marr competed in several non-Championship races, with his best results including winning the 1955 Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race and finishing fourth in the 1956 New Zealand Grand Prix.

He was born 14 August, 1922, the son of Lieutenant-Col John Lynn Marr [1877-1931], and his wife the former Amelia Rachel Thompson [1884-1971], and he succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his grandfather, Sir James Marr, 1st Baronet [1854-1932], which occurred 24 Nov, 1932. 

He married 1stly, in 1948 [div 1956] Dinora Delores Mendelson; married 2ndly, in 1962 [div 2000], Lynn Heneage, daughter of Michael William Walker Heneage; and married 3rdly, 2002, Maureen Dormer. He leaves a daughter from his first marriage, and two daughters from his second marriage.

The baronetcy now passes to a cousin, Allan James William Marr [born 1965].


Friday, May 07, 2021

Brook/Blomefield engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 6 May, 2021, between Toby Charles Brook [born 25 September, 1985], son of Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Brook, of Sinderby, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Bridget Farquharson [born 1956], & Harriet Elizabeth Blomefield [born 1986], scion of the Blomefield baronets, younger daughter of Sir [Thomas] Charles Peregrine Blomefield, 6th Baronet [born 24 July, 1948], of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Georgina Geraldine Over.