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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Magdalene Jardine Dunlop [nee Browne-Clayton] 1937-2021

 Magdalene Jardine Dunlop, who died 27 August, 2021, aged 84, was a scion of the Browne-Clayton landed gentry family.

She was born 16 June, 1937, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel William Patrick Browne-Clayton [1906-71], head of the landed family, and his wife the former Janet Maitland Bruce Jardine [1909-2002], scion of that Scottish landed gentry family; and married 19 September, 1959, Arian William Hugh Dunlop, son of the Rev Canon Douglas Lyall Chandler Dunlop, of Co Galway, Ireland, by whom she had two sons, Julian [born 1961], and Dominic [born 1969], and a daughter, Lindsay [born 1963].

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Daphne Elizabeth Beatrice Thorneycroft [nee Poland] 1933-2021

 Daphne Elizabeth Beatrice Thorneycroft [nee Poland], who died 16 September, 2021, aged 88, was a scion of the Poland landed gentry family, of Bramshott. 

She was born 8 September, 1933, daughter of Commander Kenneth Gordon Poland [1896-1970], head of the landed family, and his wife the former Hester Mary Beatrice Chichele-Plowden [1902-93], scion of the Barons Stafford.

Daphne Poland married 1960, Edward Kendall Thorneycroft, MBE, DL [1927-2000], by whom she had a son, Tom [born 22 Apr, 1962], and a daughter, Mary Louise [born 18 Mar 1961].

Basil Fitzherbert [1836-1919] [father of the 12th and 13th Barons Stafford] > Beatrice Fitzherbert [1862-1949] > Hester Chichele-Plowden [as above]

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Marcus Mervyn Cooke 1944-2021

 Marcus Mervyn Cooke died 16 September, 2021, aged 78.

He was born 28 March, 1944, a younger son of [John] Sholto Fitzpatrick Cooke [1906-75], sometime head of that Irish landed gentry family, and his wife the former Phoebe Maxwell Hamilton [who was later wife of the 4th Baron Hillingdon [1922-78].

He married 4 December, 1973, as her second husband, Phyllida Rosemary Carnegie [born 4 June, 1942], the adopted daughter of the 11th Earl of Northesk [1901-63], and the Countess of Northesk [nee Elizabeth Vlasto], by whom he had issue, two sons, Sebastian, and Adam [deceased].

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Christopher John Spence 1937-2021

 Christopher John Spence died 13 September, 2021, aged 84.

He was born in 1937, son of Brigadier Ian Fleming Morris Spence, OBE, MC, TD [who died in 1966], and his wife the former Ruth Peacock. He married firsly, 29 September, 1960, as her first husband, Merle Aurelia Ropner [born 12 Oct, 1939], scion of the Ropner baronets, daughter of Sir Leonard Ropner, 1st Baronet [1895-1977], and his wife the former Esme Robertson [died 1996]; and married 2ndly, 1970, Susan Morley, daughter of Brigadier Michael Frederick Morley, MBE [1911-90], and his wife the former Primrose Elizabeth Gordon [1912-1997]. His second wife is a sister of Miranda, Duchess of Beaufort.

He leaves issue from his first marriage, a daughter, Miranda Jane [born 6 Jan, 1963], and was predeceased by a son, Jeremy [1964-82].

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Comyn/Bampfylde marriage

 The marriage took place 18 September, 2021, at St Lawrence Church, Hungerford, between Capt Edward John FitzWalter Comyn [born 1989], descended from the Barons FitzWalter, younger son of Timoty John Comyn [born 1951], of Westcot, co Oxford, by his wife the former Jane Fairrie Drinkwater [born 1954], & the Hon Lara Fiona Brita Bampfylde [born 14 May, 1990], daughter of the 7th Baron Poltimore [born 8 June, 1957], of Hungerford, Berkshire, by his wife the former Sally Anne Miles [born 1957].

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Jemima Matilda Jane Brougham [born 2021]

 Charlotte Emily Brougham (born 1989, nee Cox), wife of Thomas Edward Alexander Brougham (b 1988), descended from the Vestey baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Jemima Matilda Jane, 21 July, 2021, a sister for Hugo Thomas Oliver, who was born 10 November, 2017.

Thomas Brougham is a son of Nicholas Dominic Leonard Brougham (born13 Apr, 1954), and his wife the former Susan Margaret Anne Mason.

Charlotte Brougham is a daughter of Andrew J.S. Cox, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, and his former wife Jane Liddelow [born 1962].

William Vestey, 1st Baron Vestey [1859-1940] > Hon Leonard Vestey [1888-1954] > Elizabeth Vestey [1923-2017] > Nicholas Brougham [b 1954] > Thomas Brougham [b 1988] > Jemima Brougham [b 2021]

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Daughter for Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

  _. Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi [born 8 Aug, 1988], wife of Mr Edoardo Alessandro M. Mapelli Mozzi [born London 1 November, 1983], gave birth to a daughter, 18 September, 2021, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The infant, born at 23:42 weighed in at 6lb 2oz.

The latest addition to the Royal House of Windsor is 11th in line of succession to the throne.

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. Edward Ankarcrona, son of Countess Margaretha Mapelli Mozzi [previous wife of Edo's father], married 28 Oct, 2006, Lady Lucinda Sarah Catherine Savile [born 3 Apr, 1973], 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.

 Edo has a son, Christopher Woolf "Wolfie", born in 2016, from a previous relationship.

The royal baby is the 12th great-grandchild for Her Majesty the Queen:-

1. Savannah Anne Kathleen Phillips, born 29 December, 2010

2. Isla Elizabeth Phillips, born 29 March, 2012

3. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, born 22 July, 2013

4. Mia Grace Tindall, born 17 January, 2014

5. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge, born 2 May, 2015

6. Prince Louis Arthur Charles 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

12. Baby Mapelli Mozzi, born 18 September, 2021

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Bartholomew Godfrey Somerville Gerrish [born 2021]

Zuleika Florence Rosa Gerrish [nee Parkin, born 1988], wife of Oliver Charles Bostock Gerrish [born 1981], gave birth to a son, Bartholomew Godfrey Somerville, 15 September, 2021, a brother for Emerald Cicely Lefebure, who was born 18 May, 2019.

Zuleika Gerrish is a daughter of Michael Robert Parkin [1932-2014], and his wife the former Diana Mary Frances Head [born 22 June, 1954], scion of the Head baronets, daughter of Sir Francis David Somerville Head, 5th Baronet [1916-2005], and his wife the former Susan Patricia Ramsay [born 21 Oct, 1926], scion of the Ramsay of Balmain baronets.

Oliver Gerrish is a son of Nicholas George Gerrish, of Bonsall, Derbyshire, and his wife the former Olivia Bostock [born 1953].

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Princess Beatrice von Preussen to marry Edmund Jenner

 The engagement was announced 20 September, 2021, between Edmund Henry Jenner [born 30 September, 1984], son of Miles Anthony Jenner [born 1952], and his wife the former Sally Abbott, and Princess Beatrice Victoria von Preussen [born 10 February, 1981], descended from the Royal House of Prussia, daughter of Prince Frederick Nicholas von Preussen [born 3 May, 1946], and his wife the Hon Victoria Lucinda Mancroft [born 7 March, 1952], daughter of the 2nd Baron Mancroft [1914-87], and his wife the former Diana Elizabeth Lloyd [who died 1999].

Princess Beatrice's sister, Princess Florence von Preussen [born 28 July, 1983], is wife of the Hon James Tollemache [born 28 Aug, 1980], the second son of the 5th Baron Tollemache [born 13 Dec, 1939]. Another sister, Princess Augusta [born 15 Dec 1986], is wife of Caspar Helmore [born 1987]. A brother, Prince Frederick, known as Fritzi [born 11 June, 1990], announced his engagement last year to Mathilda Johnson [born 1989].

Edmund Jenner is a member of a Sussex brewing family.

Queen Victoria [1819-1901] > Victoria, Princess Royal [1840-1901] > Wilhelm II, German Emperor [1859-1941] > Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Germany [1882-1951] > Prince Friedrich of Prussia [1911-66] > Prince Frederick von Preussen [b 1946] > Princess Beatrice von Preussen [b 1981].

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Nina Antoinette Lucas 1971-2021

 Nina Antoinette Lucas, who died 30 August, 2021, was a scion of the Lucas baronets, born in 1971, daughter of Charles Evelyn Penn Lucas [born 27 June, 1943], and his wife the former Antoinette Maria von Westenholz [born 1947].




Deirdre Kathleen Woodall [née Child] 1934-2021

 Deirdre Kathleen Woodall, who died 2 September, 2021, aged 86, was a scion of the Child baronets.

She was born 13 September, 1934, daughter of Sir Coles John Child, 2nd Baronet [1906-71], and his wife the former Sheila Mathewson [who died 1 May, 1964]; and married 23 May, 1959, Antony Edward Woodall [1931-2018], son of Edward Corbet Woodall, OBE [1903-1972], and his wife the former Janet Inez Crawley [1906-64], a scion of the Crawley-Boevey baronets, by whom she had issue, three sons, James [born 1960], Andrew [born 1963], and Edward [born 1967].

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Fraser/Mountain marriage

 The marriage took place 17 September, 2021, at St Mary's Church, Old Alresford, near Winchester, Hampshire, between Charles Torquhil de Montalt Fraser [born 2 Oct, 1960], descended fromm the Viscounts Molesworth, son of the late Maj Michael Quintin Fraser, and Mrs Fraser, of Craigantaggart House, Dunkeld, Perthshire, and Nathalie Frances Mountain [born 6 July, 1970], scion of the Mountain baronets, daughter of Nicholas Brian Edward Mountain [born 15 Feb, 1936], of Lower Lanham, Old Alresford, Hampshire, by his wife the former Penelope Shearme.

Charles Fraser, High Sheriff of West Sussex 2006-07, married firstly, in 1988, as her second husband, the Hon Lucy Pearson [born 11 Apr, 1954], daughter of the 3rd Viscount Cowdray [1910-1995].

Nathalie Mountain is a granddaughter of Sir Brian Mountain, 2nd Baronet [1899-1977].

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Page/Percy marriage

 The marriage took place 17 September, 2021, at Chelsea Old Church, London, between Phineas Page [born 1983], son of David Page [born 1953], and _______, and Sabrina Catherine Percy [born 11 February, 1990], the model, scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, daughter of Richard John Percy [born 28 September, 1957], and his former wife the former Deborah Patricia Norman [born 1959].

Sabrina is a granddaughter of the late Gerald Percy [1928-2005], and his second wife, Jennifer Home-Rigg, who was later wife of the 6th Marquis of Bute [1933-93].

Henry Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland [1846-1918] > Lord William Percy [1882-1963] > Gerald Percy [1928-2005] > Richard Percy [b 1957] > Sabrina Percy [b 1990]

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Baroness Murton of Lindisfarne [died 2021]

 The Baroness Murton of Lindisfarne, who died 13 September, 2021, aged 95, was the widow of the Conservative life peer, the Baron Murton of Lindisfarne, OBE, TD, PC [1914-2009].

The former Pauline Teresa Keenan, daughter of Thomas Keenan, of Johannesburg, she married Lord Murton of Lindisfarne, as his second wife, in 1979.

Her husband was the former Lt-Col Henry Oscar Murton, only son of the late Henry Edgar Crossley Murton, of Hexham, Northumberland, was created a life peer in 1979 as Baron Murton of Lindisfarne, of Hexham, co Northumberland. Murton served as Conservative MP for Poole from 1964 to 1979, and was a government whip in the administration of Sir Edward Heath and later a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 1973 to 1979, and was later a Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords. He was appointed as a Privy Counsellor in 1976, and died 5 July, 2009.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Wood/Stampa Orwin engagement

  The engagement was announced 16 September, 2021, between Robert [Bertie] Wood [born 1991], eldest son of Giles Powlett Clairmont Wood [born 3 November, 1954], and his wife the former Frances Mary Catherine Stewart, & Katinka Stampa Orwin [born circa 1994], daughter of Major Jeremy Stampa Orwin [1967-2017], and his wife Countess [Alexandra] Dominie Stampa [born 1967].

Bertie Wood is descended from the William-Powlett family, who descended from the Earls of Portsmouth.

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Vere Nicoll/Harrison engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 September, 2021, between Frederick John Vere Nicoll [born 1993], son of Nigel Edward Vere Nicoll (b 3 Apr 1947), of Meon Stoke, Hampshire, by his former second wife the former Catharine Euphan Waterer, and Dr Elizabeth P [Beth] Harrison, daughter of Mr & Mrs Robert Harrison, of Crickhowell, Powys.

Freddie Vere Nicoll's paternal grandfather, Raymond Guy Vere Nicoll, MC [b 1915], married in 1939 (div 1952) Mary Elizabeth Madden (b 4 Aug 1920), a goddaughter of HM Queen Mary, 4th dau of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Madden, 1st Baronet, GCB, OM, GCVO; & is descended from a sister of the 6th & last Viscount Saye & Sele, &c.

Freddie's mother, Catharine, was married firstly, in 1977 [div 1983] to the Hon John Edward Malet Vaughan [born 3 Oct, 1952], a younger son of the 8th Earl of Lisburne [1918-2014].

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Elizabeth Gwendoline Dunbar-Nasmith, OBE [nee Bowlby] 1927-2021

 Elizabeth Gwendoline Dunbar-Nasmith, OBE, who died 8 September, 2021, aged 94, was a scion of the Bowlby landed gentry family, born in March, 1927, daughter of Henry Russell Bowlby [1890-1965], and his wife the former Hermione Hester Isobel Wisden [1898-1981], descended from the Cotton baronets.

She married 8 Apr, 1951, Rear-Admiral David Arthur Dunbar-Nasmith, CB, DSC [1921-97], scion of that landed family, son of Admiral Sir Martin Eric Dunbar-Nasmith, VC, KCB, KCMG [1883-1965], and his wife the former Beatrix Justina Dunbar-Dunbar-Rivers [1897-1962], by whom she had issue, two sons and two daughters, of which one son and one daughter predeceased her.

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[Mary] Virginia Seymour 1932-2021

 Virginia Seymour, who died 7 September, 2021, aged 89, was a scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, and a granddaughter of the 3rd Duke of Abercorn.

Mary Virginia Seymour was born 27 May, 1932, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Reginald Henry Seymour, KCVO [1878-1938], the courtier who served as Equerry to HM King George V, 1916-36, and to HM Queen Mary, 1936-38, by his second wife, the former Lady Katharine Hamilton, DCVO [1900-1985], Woman of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, 1937-60, and Extra Woman of the Bedchamber from 1960 to 1985.

Virginia Seymour was a first cousin of the 8th Earl Spencer, father of Diana, Princess of Wales. Her elder half-brother Major Raymond Seymour, held the rare distinction of having served as page of honour to three monarchs: George V, Edward VIII and George VI. As such he was one of the train bearers to George VI at the 1937 Coronation. He was then attached to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Household from 1954 until her death in 2002.

Miss Seymour's funeral takes place at Chichester Cathedral, 1 Oct, 2021.

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Weir/Gyngell engagement

 The engagement was announced 15 September, 2021, between Oliver Michael Weir [born 1994], son of Andrew Bruce Weir, of Wimbledon, London, and his wife the former Verena Grace Russell [born 1962], and Amy Scarlett Gyngell [born 1994], daughter of Bruce D.A. Gyngell [born 1963], of Fetcham, Surrey, and his wife the former Sara J. Slatter [born 1963].

Oliver Weir is descended from the Law Lord the Baron Russell of Killowen [1832-1900], who was ancestor of the Russell baronets.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Allhusen/Sutardja engagement

 The engagement was announced 8 September, 2021, between Matthew John Oliver Allhusen [born 28 November, 1991], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Christian Henry Allhusen [born 1956], of Bradenham, Norfolk, and his wife the former Penelope Amanda Rae [born 1959], and Auriel V.F. Sutardja, daughter of Mr and Mrs Hartanto Sutardja, of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Jackson-Stops/Gredley-Nurse engagement

 The engagement was announced 14 September, 2021, between William Archie [Billy] Jackson-Stops [born 1989], scion of that landed gentry family, younger son of Timothy William Ashworth Jackson-Stops [born 1942], of Paulerspury, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Jennifer Anne V. [Jenny] MacArthur, and Lily R. Gredley-Nurse [born 11 March, 1983], younger daughter of the late Mr Peter Kenneth Berkeley Nurse [1941-89] and Mrs Rowena Jane Gredley [nee Sutton], of Dullingham, Newmarket, Suffolk.

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The Duke of Roxburghe marries Annabel Green

  _. The marriage took place at the weekend, at Floors Castle, between the 11th Duke of Roxburghe [born 18 February, 1981], of Floors Castle, Kelso, elder son of the late 10th Duke of Roxburghe [1954-2019], and his first wife the former Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor [born 8 Feb, 1953], and Miss Annabel Green [born 1989], daughter of the late Mr Ian Green and Mrs Patrick Quirk.

The South African born Duchess is now chatelaine of the magnificent Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland and family home of the Dukes of Roxburghe. The castle was built for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe in 1721.

The Duke was one of Britain's most eligible bachelors,  and served in the army with his childhood friend the Duke of Sussex. He inherited his father's title and £100m estate in 2019. The duke, when Marquis of Bowmont, was also once fined for riding the Tyne and Wear Metro without a £1 ticket, but chose to pay the £10 fine rather than end up on 'loser posters' put up around the city.

Charles Roxburghe attended Eton College before following in his father's footsteps by going to Sandhurst after which he served during the Iraq War. Rather than sitting around 'like a hawk' however, Charles runs his own chauffeur business, Capstar, which retrains wounded former servicemen and women, according to the Evening Standard. 

It is the second marriage for Charles Robert George Innes-Ker, 11th Duke of Roxburghe. He married firstly, 22 July, 2011, the Hon Charlotte Susanna Aitken [born 1982], daughter of the 3rd Baron Beaverbrook [born 29 Dec, 1951]. This childless marriage ended in divorce in 2013, and Charlotte is now wife of Francesco Bellasi.

In 2015 the Duke had a daughter, Eugenie, with fashion designer Morvarid Sahafi. 

The Duke of Roxburghe succeeded to the title on his father's death, 29 Aug, 2019. The 10th duke died from cancer aged 64. The Duke is also Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford, Earl of Roxburghe, Earl of Kelso, Earl Innes, Viscount Broxmouth, Lord Roxburghe, Lord Ker of Cessford and Cavertoun, Lord Ker of Cessford and Overton, and is the premier Baronet of Nova Scotia, and Chief of the Clan Innes. 

Charles Roxburghe's mother, Lady Jane, is a daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster [1910-79], and is now the wife of Edward William Dawnay [born 10 Feb, 1950], scion of the Viscounts Downe. Lady Jane’s sister, Leonora, Countess of Lichfield, is the former wife of the late society photographer, Patrick Lichfield, and lady-in-waiting to the Princess Royal.

The Duke of Roxburghe has a brother, and current heir presumptive, Lord Edward Innes-Ker [born 2 Feb, 1984], known as Ted, and a sister Rosanagh [born 16 Jan, 1979], a bridesmaid at the wedding of HRH The Duke of York and Miss Sarah Ferguson, in 1986 [it was at a  Floors Castle house party where Prince Andrew is said to have proposed to Sarah]. Rosanagh is Viscountess Grimston, wife of the Earl of Verulam's son and heir, Viscount Grimston.

The Duke has two half-siblings, Lady Isabella Innes-Ker [born 7 Sept, 1994], and Lord George Innes-Ker [born 20 Nov, 1996], from his father's second marriage to Virginia Wynn-Williams.

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Marianne Adele Hermione Ford 1937-2021

Marianne Adele Hermione Ford died 3 May, 2021, aged 83. She was descended from the Dukes of Somerset.

She was born 11 November, 1937, the eldest child of Sir [Richard] Brinsley Ford, CBE [1908-99], and his wife the former Joan Mary Vyvyan, scion of the Vyvyan baronets.

She married 1966 [div 1973] Patrick Martin Laver [1932-2006], son of James Laver [1899-1975], and his wife the former Bridget Veronica Turley [1899-1971], by whom she had one daughter.

Edward St Maur, 12th Duke of Somerset [1804-85] > Lady Helen St Maur [d 1910] > Rosamund Ramsden [1872-1911] > Sir Brinsley Ford [1908-99] > Marianne Ford [1937-2021]

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Godman-Dorington/Marshall engagement

 The engagement was announced 14 September, 2021, between Hamish Godman-Dorington [born 1992], descended from the Forwood baronets, youngest son of William Godman-Dorington [born 1960], of Graffham, west Sussex, and his wife the former Amanda Elizabeth Forwood [born 30 Apr, 1963], Laura Marshall, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Ian Marshall, of Cladymilltown, Co Armagh.

Hamish Godman-Dorington is a grandson maternally of Sir Peter Noel Forwood, 4th [and last] Baronet [1925-2019].

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Fikry/Campbell engagement

 The engagement was announced 14 September, 2021, between  Alexander James E. Fikry [born 1988], elder son of Mr Karim [Kim] Fikry, of Bushley, Worcestershire, and his wife nee Jill Esdale, and Kate Emily Dennistoun Campbell [born 25 February, 1990], eldest daughter of Sir Roderick Duncan Hamilton Campbell of Barcladine, 9th Baronet [born 24 February, 1961], of Oban, Argyll, and his wife Lady Campbell [nee Jean Caroline Bicknell].

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Charlotte Johnson Wahl 1942-2021

 Charlotte Maria Offlow Johnson Wahl, who died in London, 13 September, 2021, aged 79, was mother of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

She was born in 1942 as  Charlotte Offlow Fawcett, daughter of Sir James Edmund Sandford Fawcett [1913-91], and his wife the former Frances Beatrice Lowe [1913-2001] . She married firstly in 1963 [divorced 1979], Stanley Patrick Johnson [born 18 Aug 1940], descended from the Royal House of Wurttemberg, and from George II, King of Gt Britain, son of [Osman] Wilfred Johnson [formerly Kemal] [1909-92], and his wife the former Irene Williams [1907-87]. She married 2ndly, in 1988, New York born Professor Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl [1928-96].

Charlotte Johnson Wahl, an artist, leaves issue, three sons, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson [b 1964], Leo Johnson [born 1967], and Jo Johnson, the Baron Johnson of Marylebone [born 1971], and a daughter, the journalist and writer, Rachel Johnson [born 1965].

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Landman/Younger engagement

 The engagement was announced 8 September, 2021, between Samuel Rowland Landman [born circa 1992], eldest son of Rory Buchanan Landman [born cira 1961], of Chrishall, Cambridge, and his wife the former Anna-Louise Baynham [born 1963], and the Hon Alice Elizabeth Younger [born 25 February, 1992], younger daughter of the 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie [born 11 Nov, 1955], of Dorton, Buckinghamshire, and his wife the former Jennie Veronica Wootton [born 1956].

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Frederick Christopher Geoffrey Amery [born 2021]

 Rachel Amery [née Cooper], wife of Edward Mark Richard Amery [born 24 March, 1975], gave birth to a son, Frederick Christopher Geoffrey, 15 July, 2021, a brother for Charles Thomas David [who was born in 2017].

Edward Amery is descended from the Earls of Donoughmore:-

6th Earl of Donoughmore [1875-1948] > Hon David Hely-Hutchinson [1911-84] > Kathryn Hely-Hutchinson [born 1944] > Edward Amery [b 1975] > Frederick Amery [born 2021]

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Prior-Palmer/Tyler engagement

 The engagement was announced 9 September, 2021, between George Erroll Owen Prior-Palmer [born 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Simon Erroll Prior-Palmer [born 5 February, 1951], of Appleshaw, Hampshire, and his wife the former Lady Julia Margaret Violet Lloyd George [born 19 May, 1958], scion of the Earls Lloyd George of Dwyfor, and Elizabeth Rose Tyler [born 1988], daughter of Richard M. Tyler, of Aylsham, Norfolk, and his wife the former Griselda Jane More [born 22 June, 1951].

George Prior-Palmer is a grandson maternally of the late 3rd Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor [1924-2010].

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His Honour Charles William Byers 1949-2021

His Honour Judge Charles William Byers, who died 31 August, 2021, was a son of the life peer, the Baron Byers, OBE, PC, DL [1915-84], the Liberal party politician as Frank Byers, and his wife the former Joan Elizabeth Oliver.

He married in 2002, Mary L.E. Ilett, by whom he had two sons, Jonathan and George.

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William Nicholas George Burt [born 2021]

 Virginia Burt [nee Naylor-Leyland, born 16 Apr 1983], wife of James Ivor Geoffrey Burt [born 1984], gave birth to a son, William Nicholas George, 26 August, 2021, a brother for Edward Charles Geoffrey [who was born 2018].

Virginia Burt is a daughter of Sir Vivyan Naylor-Leyland, 3rd Baronet [1924-87], and his third wife the former Jameina Flora Reid [born 1954].

James Burt is a son of Charles Ivor Angus Burt [born 1957], and his former wife the Hon Vanessa Mary Linda Russell [born 18 September, 1960], daughter of the 4th Baron Ampthill [1921-2011], and his first wife the former Susan Mary Sheila Winn [1923-2001], scion of the Barons St Oswald.

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The Hon Lady Mather 1925-2021

 The Hon Lady Mather, who died 30 August, 2021, aged 95, was the widow of Sir Carol Mather, MP [1919-2006], the right-wing Conservative MP for Esher, and was a scion of the Barons Cromwell.

She was born Philippa Selina Bewicke-Copley, 5 December, 1925, daughter of the 5th Baron Cromwell [1893-1966], sometime Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, and his wife the former Freda Constance Cripps [1898-1979]; and married 13 January, 1951, [David] Carol MacDonell Mather [born 3 January, 1919], son of Loris Emerson Mather, CBE. Her husband was Tory MP for Esher, 1970-87, and was Vice-Chamberlain of the Household [a Govt Whip], 1981-83, and Comptroller of the Household [a senior Govt Whip] 1983-86. Carol Mather was knighted in 1987, and died 3 July, 2006.

Lady Mather leaves a son and two daughters, and was predeceased by a third daughter in 2018.

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

James Middleton has married Alizée Thevenet in France

The marriage took place 11 September, 2021, at Bormes-les-Mimosas, Cote d'Azur, France, between James William Middleton [born 15 April, 1987], only son of Michael Francis Middleton [born 23 June, 1949], by his wife the former Carole Elizabeth Goldsmith [born 31 January, 1955], and Alizée Thevenet [born circa 1990], daughter of Jean-Gabriel Thevenet.

James is the brother of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, GCVO, and descends from the Conyers baronets.

Sir Thomas Conyers, 9th Baronet [1731-1810] > Jane Conyers [1758-1813] > Jane Hardy [1795-1864] > Anthony Liddle [1817-57] > Jane Liddle [1839-81] > John Harrison [1874-1918] > Thomas Harrison [1904-76] > Dorothy Harrison [1935-2006] > Carole Goldsmith [b 1955] > James Middleton [b 1987]

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India Hicks has married David Flint Wood

 _. After a partnership of a quarter of a century and four children, India Hicks and David Flint Wood have married. David Flint Wood announced the news of his wedding to the late Lord Mountbatten's granddaughter on instagram.

The nuptials took place 10 September, 2021, at St Bartholomew's Church, Brightwell Baldwin, Oxfordshire, close to the home of India's mother, Lady Pamela Hicks.

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

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

David Flint Wood [born 3 March, 1961], is a son of Derek and Wendy Flint Wood, is a former Saatchi & Saatchi advertising executive. Flint Wood and India Hicks have four children, Felix, Amory, Conrad, and Domino. Some years ago the Flint Woods became the legal guardians of a Bahamian, Wesley.

India Hicks, a great-great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sarah Greenwell [nee Carson] [died 2021]

Sarah Greenwell, who died 4 September, 2021, aged 87, was a granddaughter of the Law Lord the Baron Carson of Duncairn.

She was the former Sarah Greenwell, daughter of Capt the Hon Walter Seymour Carson, RN [1890-1946], and his wife the former Violet Taswell Richardson [1893-1968], and married 22 July, 1955, as his second wife, Basil Evelyn Greenwell [1915-1990], scion of the Greenwell baronets, by whom she had issue, two sons, Simon and Giles, and two daughters, Joanna and Virginia.

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Dinkel/Constable-Maxwell engagement

 The engagement was announced 11 September, 2021, between Henry Michael G. Dinkel [born 1988], elder son of Mr Philip C. Dinkel, of Rencomb, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Lucia Stevens, and Theresa Maria Constable-Maxwell [born 10 July, 1995], scion of the Lords Herries of Terregles, younger daughter of Thomas Bernard Constable-Maxwell [born 1 December, 1966], and his wife the former Alice Ellinor Mary Cotterell [born 23 May, 1966], scion of the Cotterell baronets.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Sir Timothy James Alan Colman, KG 1929-2021

Sir Timothy Colman, KG, who died at his Norfolk home, 9 September, 2021, aged 91, was a member of the Colmans mustard family, a Knight of the Garter, and a cousin [by marriage] of the Queen.

Timothy James Alan Colman was born 19 September, 1929, son of the cricketer Geoffrey Russell Rees Colman [1892-1935], by his wife the former Lettice Elizabeth Evelyn Adeane, scion of that landed gentry family.

He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and joined the Royal Navy, leaving as a lieutenant in 1953, before commencing a business career. He subsequently joined the Castaways' Club. Colman was chairman of the Eastern Counties Newspaper Group from 1969 to 1996. He was appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in 1996.

Colman was a yachtsman, and claimed the record for the world's fastest yacht at 26.3 knots with Crossbow, a proa outrigger, at the inception of the World Sailing Speed Record Council in 1972. He increased the record to 31.2 knots three years later, and then in 1980 his catamaran Crossbow II extended the record to 36 knots.It held the record for six years until being beaten by the sailboard of Pascal Maka of France. Colman was a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

He married 10 November, 1951, Mary Cecilia Bowes-Lyon [born 30 Jan, 1932], a first cousin of Her Majesty the Queen, a twin daughter of Capt the Hon Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes-Lyon [1893-1953], who was an elder brother of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, by his wife the former Elizabeth Margaret Cator [1899-1959], scion of that Norfolk landed gentry family. His wife, Mary, an extra lady in waiting to Princess Alexandra, was raised to the rank of an earl's daughter, in 1974, two years after the succession to the earldom of Strathmore and Kinghorne, of her brother, Fergus.

Lady Mary Colman died 2 January, 2021, at the Colman family home at Bixley Manor.

Sir Timothy's death leaves five vacancies among the Knights Companion of the Order of the Garter, following the deaths of Lord Carrington, Field Marshal Lord Bramall, Lord Ashburton, and Sir Antony Acland [who predeceased him by one day]. No new knights were appointed during the Covid crisis, but it is expected that Her Majesty will make further appointments in her 2022 jubilee year bringing the number to full capacity of 24.

Sir Timothy leaves issue, two sons, James and Matthew, and three daughters, Sarah, Sabrina and Emma. The elder daughter, Sarah Troughton, is Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire.

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Sir Antony Acland, KG, GCMG, GCVO 1930-2021

 Sir Antony Acland, KG, GCMG, GCVO, died 8 September, 2021. He was 91. 

Sir Antony was a diplomat and former Provost of Eton College, and a Knight of the Garter.

He was born Antony Arthur Acland, 12 March, 1930, scion of the Acland baronets, son of Brigadier Peter Bevil Edward Acland [1902-93], sometime High Sheriff of Devon and vice-Lord Lieutenant of the county, by his wife the former Bridget Susan Barnett [died 1996].

After studying at the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies, Acland was posted to Dubai and then Kuwait, then back to the Foreign Office as Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (Selwyn Lloyd, then the Earl of Home) 1959–62. He then served at the UK Mission to the UN, first in New York 1962–66, then at Geneva 1966–68. Back at the FCO he was head of the Arabian department 1970–72.

Acland was Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (Sir Alec Douglas-Home, then James Callaghan) 1972–75. He was Ambassador to Luxembourg 1975–77 and to Spain 1977–79. He was Deputy Under-Secretary at the FCO 1979–82, a post which then entailed chairing the Joint Intelligence Committee. In 1982 he was promoted to Permanent Under-Secretary and head of the Diplomatic Service. Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands in April 1982 and Acland came into collision with the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, over the diplomatic response. 

Acland was Ambassador to the United States at Washington, D.C., 1986–91, then retired from the Diplomatic Service and was Provost of Eton College 1991–2000.

Acland was a member of the Founding Council of the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford, helping to raise funds for the Institute's building and library.

He married firstly, 6 Nov, 1956, Clare Anne Verdon [who died 1984], daughter of Francis Reynolds Verdon, of Sidbury, Devon; married 2ndly, in 1987, Mrs Jennifer McGougan, daughter of Colonel Richard Charles Dyke.

He was appointed CMG in 1976, advanced to KCMG in 1982, and and further advanced to GCMG in 1986. He was appointed KCVO in 1976, and advanced to GCVO in 1991. Sir Antony was appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in 2001.

Sir Antony's death leaves four vacancies among the Knights Companion of the Order of the Garter, following the deaths of Lord Carrington, Field Marshal Lord Bramall, and Lord Ashburton.

Sir Antony leaves two sons, Simon and Nicholas, and a daughter, Katherine, from his first marriage.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Rosamund, Lady Gladstone 1939-2021

Rosamund Anne, Lady Gladstone, who died 1 September, 2021, aged 81, was the widow of Sir William Gladstone, 7th Baronet [1925-2018].

She was the former Rosamund Anne Hambro, born 27 September, 1939, a sion of the eponymous banking family, daughter of Maj Robert Alexander Hambro [1910-43], and his wife the former Barbara Jessia Hardy ['Baba'] Beaton [1912-73], and was a niee of Sir Cecil Beaton [1904-80], the photographer.

She married 10 September, 1962, [Erskine] William Gladstone [born 29 Oct, 1925], son of Charles Andrew Gladstone [1888-1968] and his wife Isla Margaret Erskine Crum [died 1987]. Her husband succeeded his uncle, Sir Albert Gladstone, 6th Bt, 2 March, 1967, and died 29 March, 2018.

Lady Gladstone leaves two sons, Charles and Robert and a daughter, Victoria. The elder son is Sir Charles Gladstone, 8th Bt [born 11 Apr 1964].

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Monday, September 06, 2021

Hon Gaia Inigo Young 1995-2021

 The Hon Gaia Inigo Young, who died suddenly, 21 July, 2021, aged 25, was a daughter of the life peer, the Baron Young of Dartington [1915-2002], and his third wife the former Dorit Uhlemann.

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Hill/Wolstenholme engagement

 The engagement was announced 4 September, 2021, between Harry S.H. Hill, elder son of Mr Simon Hill, of Clapham, London, and Mrs Mark Lawson-Statham, of Burcot, Oxfordshire, & Edwina Lavender [Teddy] Wolstenholme [born 1991], younger daughter of [Anthony] Richard Ashmore Wolstenholme [born 1956], of Thompson, Norfolk, and his wife the former Katharine Juliet Garnier [born 16 Oct, 1958].

Some of Teddy Wolstenholme's aristoratic ancestry:-

The 8th Baron Walsingham [1884-1965] > Hon Lavender de Grey [1923-2010] > Katharine Garnier [b 1958] > Edwina Wolstenholme [b 1991].

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Roderick Francis Loder-Symonds 1938-2021

 Roderick Francis [Roddy] Loder-Symonds died 25 August, 2021, aged 82. He was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born in 1938, a son of Brigadier Robert Guy Loder-Symonds, DSO, MC [1913-45], and his wife the former Merlin Audey Allen [1915-88]; married 1967, Caroline Anne Beebee [born 1940], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Commander Meyrick Frederick Legge Beebee, RN [1910-88], and his wife the former Jean Mary Joy Walker, by whom he had two sons, Robert and James, and a daughter, Sacha.

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Taylor/Dobson engagement

 The engagement was announced 4 September, 2021, between Alexander William John Taylor [born 1990], son of [Alexander] Julian Taylor and his wife the Hon Catherine Victoria Elliott [born 1962], and Sophie A.H. Dobson, daughter of the late Roger Dobson and Mrs Kate Dobson, of Upper Farringdon, Hampshire.

Alexander Taylor is a grandson maternally of the late life peer the Baron Elliott of Morpeth [1920-2011], who as Robert Elliott was Conservative MP for Newcastle upon Tyne, and sometime deputy speaker of the House of Lords, &c.

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Rupert Bode Peveril Mulvaney [born 2021]

 Louisa Judith Mulvaney [nee Whitworth, born 1984], wife of the Rev Jamie E.J. Mulvaney, gave birth to a son, Rupert Bode Peveril, 25 August, 2021.

The Rev Jamie Mulvaney is the youngest son of Mr & Mrs Bruce Mulvaney, of Canterbury, Australia.

Louisa Mulvaney is a daughter of the Rev Canon Patrick John Whitworth, descended from the Marquesses of Bristol, by his wife the former Olivia Helen Judith Colman [born 7 Aug 1956], scion of the Colman baronets. Louisa is a granddaughter maternally of Sir Michael Jeremiah Colman, 3rd Baronet [b 7 July, 1928]. Her great-grandfather, Aymer William Whitworth, married Alice Ruth Patience Hervey, scion of the Marquesses of Bristol.

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Floyd/Wills engagement

The engagement was announced 4 September, 2021, between James Robert Floyd [born 1981], scion of the Floyd baronets, son of Robert Charles Floyd [born 6 January, 1949], of Great Chalfield, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Patricia Jan Vigors [born 1949], & Emma P. Wills, daughter of Mr & Mrs James Wills, of Groton, Suffolk.

Sir Henry Floyd, 4th Baronet [1855-1915] > Charles Floyd [1905-71] > Robert Floyd [b 1949] > James Floyd [b 1981]

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Friday, September 03, 2021

Patricia 'Patsy' Gethin [nee Sweeney] [died 2021]

Patricia 'Patsy' Gethin, who died 6 August, 2021, was the wife of Alexander Willoughby [Alec] Gethin, scion of the Gethin baronets, descended from Sir Richard Gethin, 3rd Bt.

She was the former Patricia Sweeney, daughter of Alfred Sweeney, of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, and married 11 June, 1964, Alexander Willoughby Gethin [born 26 March, 1935], son of Capt Richard Gethin [1886-1976], and his wife Mary Hunter Bond [died 1972], by whom she had issue, three daughters, twins, Alexandra and Frances [born 14 Mar 1965], and Elizabeth [born 17 Apr 1970].


Thursday, September 02, 2021

Jill Annette Davidge [died 2021]

 Jill Annette Davidge [nee Wiltshire], who died 18 August, 2021, aged 85, was the widow of Christopher Guy Vere Davidge, descendant of many aristocratic families.

Jill Wiltshire married firstly, 1973, David Levanthal. She married 2ndly, in 1993, as his second wife, Christopher Guy Vere Davidge [born 5 Nov, 1929], son of Cecil Vere Davidge [1901-81], and his wife the former Ursula Catherine Smyth [1898-1948]. Her husband died 22 Nov, 2014.

Sir George Gunning, 5th Baronet [1828-1903] > Emma Gunning [d 1933] > Ursula Smyth [1898-1948] > Christopher Davidge [1929-2014]

The funeral Service takes place at Little Houghton Church,  on Tuesday 7 September, 2021.

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Saumarez Smith/Gibbs engagement

The engagement was announced 1 September, 2021, between Otto Livingstone Saumarez Smith [born 1987], son of Sir Charles Robert Saumarez Smith, CBE [born 28 May, 1954], of Stepney, London, and his wife the former Romilly Le Quesne Savage [born 1954], & Clemency Columba Alice Gibbs [born 1992], scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon, daughter of Patrick Michael Evan Gibbs [born 24 April, 1962], of Camden, London, and his wife the former Catherine Barroll [born 1963].

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Wendy, Lady Williams [died 2021]

 Wendy, Lady Williams, who died 16 August, 2021, aged 92, was the widow of Sir Robin Williams, 2nd Baronet.

She was Wendy Adele Marguerite Alexander, daughter of Felix Joseph Alexander, of Hong Kong and London, and married, 19 February, 1955, Sir Robin Philip Williams [born 27 May, 1928], son of Sir Herbert Geraint Williams, 1st Baronet [1884-1954], and his wife the former Dorothy Frances Jones [who died 1957], by whom she had two sons, Sir Anthony Williams, 3rd Bt [born 22 Dec, 1958], and Stephen Williams [born 1 May, 1962].

Her husband died in 2013.

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Robin Harvey Combe 1934-2021

 Robin Harvey Combe, who died 28 August, 2021, aged 87, was a scion of that landed family and a grandson of the 4th Earl of Leicester, of Holkham Hall.

Mr Combe, a JP for Norfolk, lived sometime at the Manor House, Burnham Thorpe, King's Lynn, Norfolk, and latterly at the Bayfield Hall estate, near Holt, Norfolk.

He was born 2 January, 1934, son of Capt Simon Harvey Combe, MC [1903-65] and his wife the former Lady Silvia Beatrice Coke [1909-2005], daughter of the 4th Earl of Leicester [1880-1949], and his wife the former Marion Gertrude Trefusis [1882-1955], scion of the Barons Clinton.

He married 21 January, 1960, Olga Wise, daughter of R.J. Wise, by whom he had issue, two sons, Roger and Simon, and two daughters, Carey and Silvia.

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McLean/Trotter engagement

 The engagement was announced 2 September, 2021, between Jocky L. McLean, son of Señor and Señora Leonardo McLean, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Hebe Florence Trotter [born 1994], elder daughter of James William Dale Trotter [born 18 January, 1964], of Staindrop, County Durham, and his wife the former Nicola Mahaffy.

Hebe Trotter is descended from the Holcroft baronets:-

Sir Reginald Holcroft, 2nd Baronet [1899-1978] > Mary Holcroft [b 1939] > James Trotter [b 1964] > Hebe Trotter [b 1994]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Fiona McLeod Brookes [née Innes] 1939-2021

 Fiona McLeod [Fi] Brookes [née Innes] died 25 August, 2021, aged 82.

She was born 6 August, 1939, daughter of Neil McLeod Innes of Thursater [1903-89], by his wife the former Nancy Audrey Stephens [died 1987]; and married 1stly, 20 February, 1960, Simon Noel Chick [1932-1982], son of William Noel Chick [1905-88], of Wynford Eagle, Dorset, by his wife the former Joan Legge [1901-83]; married 2ndly, 1986, Barry Gray Brookes [who died 1995].

She leaves gthree daughters from her first marriage, Theresa, Philippa and Sarah.

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Stella Towler [nee Prideaux-Brune] 1931-2021

 Stella Towler, who died 21 March, 2021, was a scion of the Prideaux-Brune landed family, and was descended from the St Aubyn baronets [now the Barons St Levan]. 

She was born 'Stella Prideaux-Brune' at Battle, Sussex, in 1931. Mother's maiden name St Aubyn.

She was a daughter of Hildegarde Ada St Aubyn [b 14 July, 1894-died Apr 1979]. Burke's Peerage doesn't show a marriage for Hildegarde, but her death was registered, in Oxford in 1979, as 'Hildegarde Ada Brune'.

She married in 1964, Eric William Towler, by whom she had issue.

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Julia Mary Albu 1937-2021

 Julia Mary Albu, who died 3 August, 2021, aged 84, was a scion of the Albu baronets.

She was born 13 June, 1937, daughter of Sir George Albu, 2nd Baronet [1905-63], and his wife the former Kathleen Betty Dicey [died 1956]; and married 7 February, 1957 [div 1978], the Hon Michael John Harbottle Grimston [1932-97], a younger son of the 1st Baron Grimston of Westbury [1897-1979], and his wife the former Sybil Rose Neumann [died 1977], by whom she had issue, two sons, Simon [b 1960], and Giles [b 1961], and two daughters, Katharine [b 1962], and Sybella [b 1966].

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Richard Gordon Fallowfield 1935-2021

 Richard Gordon Fallowfield, died 26 August, 2021, aged 86.

He was born in 1935, son of Capt Walter Herman Gordon Fallowfield [who died 1954], by his wife the former Elizabeth Burnett Baker [1902-56], and married 21 September, 1963, Elfrida Charlotte Eden [born 17 June, 1940], scion of the Eden baronets, daughter of Sir Timothy Eden, 6th & 8th Baronet [1893-1963], and his wife the former Edith Mary Prendergast [died 1990], by whom he had two sons, Timothy [born 1965], and Nicholas [born 1967], and a daughter, Laura [born 1974].

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Elisabeth, Countess of Caledon has died aged 93

 Elisabeth, Countess of Caledon, who died 9 August, 2021, aged 93, was the third wife and widow of Major the 6th Earl of Caledon [1920-1980].

She was the former [Marie] Elisabeth Burton Allen, daughter of Maj Richard Burton Allen, of Ballachulish, Argyll, and married firstly, 20 July, 1955 [div 1964], Maj the Hon Iain Maxwell Erskine [1926-95], the Grenadier Guards [later 2nd Baron Erskine of Rerrick], son of the 1st Baron [1893-1980]. She married 2ndly, 4 Aug, 1964, as his 3rd wife, Maj Denis James Alexander [born 10 Nov, 1920], of the Irish Guards, son of Lt-Col the Hon Herbrand Alexander [1888-1965], and his wife the former Millicent Meredyth. Her second husband succeeded his uncle, 10 July, 1968, as 6th Earl of Caledon, and he died 20 May, 1980, aged 59.

Lady Caledon left no issue.

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Colonel the Hon Alastair James Calthrop Campbell 1952-2021

 Colonel the Hon Alastair James Calthrop Campbell, who died 24 August, 2021, aged 69, was a younger son of the late Baron Campbell of Croy, PC [1921-2005], who, as Gordon Campbell, was Conservative MP for Moray and Nairn and Secretary of State for Scotland in Edward Heath's government.

He served in the Queen's Own Highlanders and the Royal Company of Archers.

He was born 6 January, 1952, son of the then Gordon Thomas Calthrop Campbell, and his wife the former Nicola Elizabeth Gina Madan.

He married 18 Sept, 1993, Primrose Felicia Palmer [born 18 February, 1960], daughter of William Henry Tugwell Palmer and his wife the former Horatia Mary Felicia Lamb [born 21 Oct 1933], a granddaughter maternally of the 5th Earl of Longford [1864-1915].

Col. Palmer leaves two sons, Ferdinand and Edward, and three daughters, Leonora, Hermione and Venetia.

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Lulu Guinness's daughter, Tara, to wed James Kelway-Bamber

 The engagement was announced 1 September, 2021, between James Peter G. Kelway-Bamber [born 1992], only son of Martin Charles Kelway-Bamber [born 31 March, 1955] and his wife the former Philippa N. Kininmonth [born 1958], & Tara Victoria Guinness [born 29 November, 1991], scion of the Barons Moyne, elder daughter of the Hon Valentine Guy Bryan Guinness [born 9 March, 1959], the musician, and his former wife Lulu Guinness, OBE [nee Lucinda Jane Rivett-Carnac, born 29 May, 1960, scion of the Rivett-Carnac baronets], the handbag and accessories designer.

James Kelway-Bamber is descended from the Dukes of Devonshire and Leeds, Marquesses of Northampton, Earls of Durham, &c.

4th Duke of Devonshire [1720-64] > George 1st Earl of Burlington [1754-1834] > Hon Henry Cavendish [1789-1873] > William Cavendish [1817-81] > Henry Cavendish [1854-1928] > Evelyn Cavendish [b 1892] > Anne Stirling [b 1929] > Martin Kelway-Bamber [b 1955] > James Kelway-Bamber [b 1992] 

Tara Guinness, a scion of the brewing dynasty, is a granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Moyne.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Oliver Edward Rory Tarrell [born 2021]

 . Virginia Elizabeth Tarrell (nee Rivers Bulkeley, born 1986), wife of Thomas Hamish James Tarrell (born 1983), gave birth to a son, Oliver Edward Rory, 17 August, 2021, a brother for Henry James Johnny, who was born 12 January, 2019.

Thomas Tarrell is the elder son of James A.S. (Jaimie) Tarrell, of Oxford, by his wife the former Catherine J. Jender.

Virginia Terrell, a scion of the Rivers-Bulkeley landed gentry family, is the youngest daughter of the late Lt Col John Edward Rivers Bulkeley, MBE (1945-2007), of Bosherston, Pembrokeshire, by his wife the former Susan Mantell (born 1950).

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Richard Charles Perry [died 2021]

 Richard Charles Perry died 24 August, 2021, aged 73.

He married 1stly 1974 [div 1989], as her first husband, Elizabeth Hilary Noble [born 1945], daughter of Wing Commander Brian Robert Noble, RAF [1916-90], by his wife Susan Frances Lynch-Blosse [1917-2004], scion of the baronets of that name, by whom he had issue.

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Alice Araminta Clover Priestley [born 2021]

 Emma Priestley [née Sturdee, born 13 May, 1989], wife of Jamie H.A. Priestley, and scion of the Sturdee baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Alice Araminta Clover, 25 Aug, 2021, a sister for Poppy.

Emma is a daughter of Christopher Sturdee, of Guildford, Surrey, and his wife the former Amanda Clover.

Jamie is the youngest son of Mr & Mrs Jeremy Priestley, of Parsons Green, London.

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Anne, Baroness Chorley 1931-2021

 Anne, Baroness Chorley, who died 20 August, 2021, aged 90, was the widow of the 2nd Baron Chorley [1930-2016].

She was the former Anne Elizabeth Debenham, daughter of Archibald Scott Debenham [1877-1932], and his wife the former Maud Carney [1886-1961], and she married 31 Oct, 1964, the then Hon Roger Richard Edward Chorley [born 14 Aug, 1930], son of the 1st Baron [1895-1978], and his wife the former Katharine Campbell Hopkinson [died 1986]. Her husband succeeded his father 27 January, 1978, as 3rd Baron, and died 21 Feb, 2016.

She leaves issue, two sons, Nicholas, 3rd Baron Chorley [b 15 July, 1966], and the Hon Robert Chorley [b 28 June, 1968].

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James Geoffrey Pease Buxton 1939-2021

 James Geoffrey Pease Buxton, who died 18 August, 2021, aged 81, was a scion of the Buxton baronets, and descened from the Barons Suffield.

He was born 24 October, 1939, son of Maj Peter Stapleton Buxton [1904-k/a 1944], and his wife the former Julia Victoria Pease [1910-2007], scion of the Pease baronets.

He married in 1970, Meriel Jessica Cowen [b 4 Apr, 1947], daughter of Maj Denis Joseph Cowen [1908-86], and his wife, Hilda Yvette, by whom he had issue, a son, Hugh [born 1975], and a daughter, Rose [born 1973].

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Hector Quentin Heathcoat-Amory [born 2021]

 Rosanna Amy [Rosie] Heathcoat Amory [nee Jackson-Stops, born 1985], wife of Toby Derick Heathcoat Amory (b 1985), gave birth to a son, Hector Quentin, 2 August, 2021, a brother for Cecily and Herbie.

Toby Heathcoat Amory is a scion of the Heathcoat Amory Baronets (cr UK, 1874), second son of Capt Charles William Heathcoat Amory (b 1945), Langford Budville. Somerset, by his 1st wife, the former Harmony Joanna Lyell (Mrs Harmony Heathcoat Amory, of Wyle, Wilts)/

Rosie Heathcoat Amory is a daughter of Mr Quentin Ashworth Jackson-Stops (b 1952), of Wood Burcote, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Susan Clare Stroyan [born 1960], scion of the Stroyan landed gentry family and descended from the Ropner baronets.

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Heber-Percy/Walters engagement

 The engagement was announced 28 August, 2021, between [Algernon] Thomas Lever Heber-Percy [born 29 January, 1984], scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, son of Sir Algernon Eustace Hugh Heber-Percy, KCVO [born 2 January, 1944], of Hodnet Hall, Market Drayton, and his wife the former Hon Margaret Jane Lever [born 22 June, 1947], & Lily Anne Walters [born 1990], daughter of the late David R. Walters, and the former Lucinda Goodman, now of Hellingly, East Sussex.

Tom Heber-Percy, whose father was Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, is a grandson maternally of the late 3rd Viscount Leverhulme, KG [1915-2000].

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Hon Lana Palumbo to wed William Jones

 The engagement was announced 28 August, 2021, between William P.H. Jones, younger son of the late Philip Jones and Mrs Jones, of Norfolk, and the Hon Lana Rose Palumbo [born 25 March, 1991], the socialiteand model, daughter of the Baron Palumbo [born 20 July, 1935], of Walbrook, London, and the former Hayat Morowa.

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Wales/Beevor engagement

 The engagement was announced 28 August, 2021, between Patrick Anthony Wales [born 1995], son of Peter R. Wales, of Marham, Norfolk, and his wife the former Danielle Haley, and Georgina Emily Clare Beevor [born 17 April, 1995], daughter of Sir [Thomas] Hugh Cunliffe Beevor, 8th Baronet [born 1 Oct, 1962], of Hargham, Norfolk, and his wife the former Charlotte Louise Harvey.

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Coates/Douglas-Hamilton engagement

 The engagement was announced 28 August, 2021, between Jolyon Peter De Stacpoole Coates [born 1992], elder son of Nicholas J. Coates, of Overton, Hampshire, and his wife the former Virginia Anne Julia Frances De Stacpoole [born 28 January, 1963], & Isabel Rose [Wizz] Douglas-Hamilton [born 1991], scion of the Dukes of Hamilton & Brandon, daughter of Lord Patrick  George Douglas-Hamilton [born 2 Aug, 1950], of London, and his former wife the former Cecilia Frances Mary Usher [born 12 May, 1969] [now Mrs Matthew Benson, of Barns, Peeblesshire].

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter paternally of the late 14th Duke of Hamilton [1903-73] and his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Ivy Percy [1916-2008], daughter of the 8th Duke of Northumberland [1880-1930].

Jolyon Coates, is descended from an Irish landed family, whose ancestor, Richard Fitzgeorge de Stacpoole [1787-1848] was created a Papal duke by Pope Gregory XVI  in 1831, as 1st Duc de Stacpoole.

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Bertie-Fox Burlington Leo Dodd-Noble [born 2021]

 Emily Kate L. Dodd-Noble [nee Rowlinson, born 1984], wife of Harry Thomas B. Dodd-Noble [born 1985], gave birth to a son, Bertie-Fox Burlington Leo, 14 August, 2021.

Harry Dodd-Noble, a descendant of the Merrie Monarch Charles II, is a son of (Simon) Thomas Antony (Tom) Dodd-Noble (b 17 Feb, 1955), of Oxfordshire,  by his former wife the former Carolyn A. Botting (now Mrs Carrie Stewart, of London), and is a grandson of Adrian Dodd-Noble (1922-2013) (a grandson maternally of the Baron Kirkley). by his 1st wife the former Lady Elizabeth Theresa Boyle (1920-81), sister of the 13th & 14th Earls of Cork & Orrery.

Emily Dodd-Noble is a daughter of Mr Stephen R. Rowlinson, of East Sussex, by his wife the former Kathleen A. McGowan.

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Charles Cheever Hardwick V [born 2021]

 Alexandra Anne Hardwick [nee Bromley-Martin], wife of Charles Cheever Hardwick IV, gave birth to a son, Charles Cheever Hardwick V, 17 August, 2021.

Alexandra is a scion of the Bromley-Martin landed gentry family, formerly of Ham Court, the elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Bromley-Martin, of West Wittering,

Charles Hardwick IV is the only son of Charles Hardwick III, of Ramsbury, Wilts, and the late Mrs Hardwick.

The first Charles Cheever Hardwick [who died in 1923] was an importer (Burrs and Hardwick, of Fifth Avenue, New York), having survived the sinking of the Lusitania. He married Charlotte, daughter of Harry T. Ambrose, President of the American Book Co., who built a notable house, the 'Ambrose Mansion' in Orange, New Jersey. Charles Cheever Hardwick Jr was their second son.

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Lady Natasha Howard to marry Charles Quick

 The engagement was announced 27 August, 2021, between Charles William H. Quick [born 1985], son of the late Michael Quick, and his wife nee Browning, of Banwell Farm, South Mundham, West Sussex, and the Lady Natasha Rose Catherine Linda Howard [born 1987], younger daughter of the 21st Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire [born 27 March, 1935], of Charlton Park, Wiltshire, and his mthird wife, the former Linda Jacqueline Paravicini [born 1950], previously the wife of the 4th Viscount Bridport, and descended from the Swinnerton Dyer baronets.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Gillian Mabelle Beauclerk Lord [nee Maude] 1932-2021

 Gillian Mabelle Beauclerk Lord, who died 15 August, 2021, aged 89, was a scion of the Viscounts Hawarden.

She was born 11 March, 1932, daughter of Brigadier Christian George Maude [1884-1971], and his second wife the former Hester Joan Egerton [d 1993], a granddaughter maternally of the 1st Earl Brassey, and a descendant of King Charles II.

She married firstly, 19 March, 1960, Major Estcourt Richard Cresswell, MC, the 15th/19th Kings's Royal Hussars [who died 1983], a son of Capt Herbert Pinckney Cresswell. She married 2ndly, 1984, [John] David Anthony Lord, son of Lt-Col. John Arthur Lord [who died in 2005].

Cornwallis Maude, 1st Viscount Hawarden [1729-1803] >Rev Hon John Maude [1792-1860] > Sir George Maude [1817-94] > Aubrey Maude [1852-1943] > Christian Maude [1884-1971] >Gillian Maude [1932-2-21]

Charles, 3rd Duke of Marlborough [1706-58] > Lady Diana Spencer [1734-1808] > Charles Beauclerk [1774-1845] > Katherine Beauclerk [1812-82] > Aubrey Maude [1852-1943 -see above]

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Hon Nicola Louise Haine dies aged 44

 The Hon Nicola Haine, who has died aged 44, was a daughter of the life peer, the Baron Cope of Berkeley, PC.

The former Nicola Louise Cope, wife of Tim Haine, she leaves issue, two children, William and Abigail.

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Lucca Billie Rose Kindersley [born 2021]

 Kathryn Julie Kindersley [nee Salt], wife of Alexander Philip Kindersley [b 1982], scion of the Barons Kindersley, gave birth to a daughter, Lucca Billie Rose, 19 August, 2021, a sister for Archer Leyland [born 24 March, 2014], Jacobi Wolf [born 2 Feb, 2016], and for Beaufort Ted [born 1 Oct, 2018].

Alex Kindersley is a son of Mr Christian Philip Kindersley [b 1950], of Cape Town, by his 1st wife the former Hilary Luise Guard (now Baroness Westbury), of Cyprus.

Kathryn Kindersley is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Salt, of Upper Brailes, Oxfordshire.

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Michael Llyr George Hoare [born 2021]

Hannah Venetia Yusuf-George, wife of Rollo Lupton Hoare [b 1987], scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Michael Llyr George, 25 August, 2021.

Rollo Hoare is a son of the late Michael Rollo Hoare [1944-2001], of Dogmersfield, Hampshire, by his former second wife the former Caroline J. Abele [Mrs Caroline Hoare, of Chelsea].

Hannah Yusuf-George is a daughter of Mr Evan George and Ms Denise Yusuf, of Streatham, London.

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Hon Jocelyn William Seymour [born 2021]

 The Countess of Yarmouth, wife of William Francis Seymour, styled Earl of Yarmouth [born 2 November, 1993], gave birth to a second son, the Hon Jocelyn William Seymour, 25 August, 2021, a brother for Clement Andrew Seymour, styled Viscount Beauchamp, who was born 29 November, 2019.

The Countess of Yarmouth is the former Kelsey Wells, daughter of Dr Andrew Wells and Mrs Jacqui Wells, of Bidford on Avon, Warwickshire. Her husband is the eldest son and heir of the 9th Marquess of Hertford [born 6 July, 1958], of Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, by his wife the Marchioness of Hertford [nee Beatriz Kazam].

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Michael George Rathmore Nevill 1943-2021

 Michael George Rathmore Nevill, who died 13 August, 2021, aged 78, was a scion of the ancient House of Nevill, descended from the Earls of Abergavenny. His home was at Birling in Kent.

He was born posthumously, 14 July, 1943, the second son of Michael George Ralph Nevill [1917-k/a 28 Apr, 1943], late the Scots Guards, and his wife the former Maureen Ethné David Rhodes [1920-2002], a granddaughter maternally of the 5th Baron Plunket. His mother married 2ndly, in 1947, John Valentine Balfour [1921-2001], scion of that landed family.

Michael leaves an older brother, David [born 20 June, 1941], heir presumptive to the Earldom of Abergavenny held by his kinsman, the 6th Marquess of Abergavenny. He also leaves three half-brothers, Andrew [b 1949], Matthew [born 1952], and Crispin [born 1955].

He was unmarried.

William Neill, 4th Earl of Abergavenny [1792-1868] > Hon Ralph Nevill [1832-1914] > Percy Nevill [1877-1927] > Michael Nevill [1917-43] > Michael Nevill [1943-2021]

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Dalrymple Hamilton/Bligh engagement

 The engagement was announced 26 August, 2021, between Frederick David George [Freddy] Dalrymple Hamilton [born 1990], scion of the Earls of Stair, elder son of James Hew Ronald [Jamie] Dalrymple Hamilton [born 4 December, 1955], of Horsley, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Pippa M.D. Metcalfe, & Charlotte E.J. Bligh, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Stephen Bligh, of Sunninghill, Berkshire.

Freddy's Stair descent:-

John, 10th Earl of Stair [1819-1903] > Hon North Dalrymple-Hamilton [1853-1906] > Admiral Sir Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton [1890-1974] > North Dalrymple-Hamilton [1922-2014] > Jamie Dalrymple Hamilton [b 1955] > Freddy Dalrymple Hamilton [b 1990]

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Margaret Jane Venetia Holt 1923-2021

  Margaret Jane Venetia Holt, who died 1 August, 2021, aged 98, was a scion of the Malcolm baronets.

She was born 11 January, 1923, daughter of Sir Michael Albert James Malcolm, 10th Baronet [1898-1976], and his wife the former Hon Geraldine Margot Digby [1898-1965], daughter of the 10th Baron Digby [1846-1920]; and married 1 June, 1945, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Robert Vesey Holt, RN [1915-97], son of Vice Admiral Reginald Vesey Holt, CB, DSO, MVO, RN [1884-1957], and his wife the former Evelyn Constance Day [1893-1978]; and had issue, a son, Nicholas [born 21 Feb, 1947], and a daughter, Ianthe [born 15 Oct, 1950].

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Professor Sarah Jean Broadie 1941-2021

 Professor Sarah Broadie, OBE, FBA, FRSE, who died 8 August, 2021, aged 79, was a scion of the Waterlow baronets.

Sarah Broadie was Professor of Moral Philosophy and Wardlaw Professor at the University of St Andrews. Broadie specialised in ancient philosophy, with a particular emphasis on Aristotle and Plato. Her work engages with metaphysics and both ancient and contemporary ethics. She has achieved numerous honours throughout her career as an academic philosopher. Broadie studied Classics at Somerville College, Oxford, graduating in 1960. Previously she has worked at the University of Edinburgh, University of Texas at Austin, Yale, Rutgers, and Princeton.

She was born 3 Nov, 1941, daughter of John Conrad Waterlow, CMG [1916-2010], and his wife the former Angela Pauline Cecil Gray [1916-2006], and married in 1984, Frederick Broadie [1913-2009]. No issue.

Sir Sydney Waterlow, 1st Bt [1822-1906] > George Waterlow [1855-1922] > Sir Sydney Waterlow, Kt [1878-1944] > John Waterlow [1916-2010] > Sarah Waterlow [1941-2021]

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Colville/Goldsmid engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 August, 2021, between Patrick Edwin Ronald Colville [born 1988], scion of the Barons Clydesmuir, son of the Hon Andrew John Colville [born 30 May, 1953], and his wife the former Elaine Genevieve Davy, & Clare Louise Goldsmid [born 7 October, 1986], daughter of Nicholas Goldsmid, of Stockbridge, Hampshire, and Mrs Gillian [Gilly] Goldsmid [nee Guy], of London.

Patrick Colville is a grandson of the 2nd Baron Clydesmuir, KT [1917-1996].

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Gaia Cecilia Metella Servadio 1938-2021

 Gaia Servadio, who died in Rome, 20 August, 2021, aged 82, was an irrepressible Italian-born journalist and writer, the author of some 40 books, who spent most of her life in Britain and who for decades hosted one of the last notable literary salons; she was also formerly the mother-in-law of Boris Johnson....Gaia Servadio was courted by Gianni Agnelli, wrote books about the Mafia and Renaissance women, but did not approve of her daughter Allegra's fiancé.

Her first novel Tanto gentile e tanto onesta, aka Melinda, was published in 1967 by Feltrinelli in Italy and Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the UK, and was a "a runaway success".

She was born in Padua, 13 September, 1938, daughter of Luxardo Servadio and his wife Bianca Prinzi, and married 28 September, 1960 [divorced 1989], as her first husband, and as his first wife, William Mostyn-Owen [1929-2011], scion of that landed family, whose home was Aberuchill Castle, Perthshire, son of Lt-Col Roger Mostyn-Owen [1888-1947], and his wife the former Margaret Eva Dewhurst. She married 2ndly, 1994, Hugh Robert Myddelton Biddulph [b 1938], scion of the landed gentry family of Myddelton of Chirk, &c.

Gaia Servadio leaves issue, two sons, Orlando, an artist, and Owen, and a daughter, Allegra, who married, as her first husband, 1987 [div 1993], the Rt Hon Boris Johnson, MP, PC, Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury since July, 2019.

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Campbell-Preston/Carson engagement

 The engagement was announced 22 August, 2021, between Edward Campbell-Preston, scion of that landed gentry family, son of Colin Arthur Campbell-Preston [born 1958], of Oban, Argyll, and his wife the former Rosemary Swift [born 1958], and Alice Mary Carson [born 1989], descended from the Earls of Elgin & Kincardine,  eldest triplet daughter of John Seton Burrell Carson, of North Berwick, East Lothian, and his wife the former Janet Clare Bruce [born 15 Dec, 1954].

Edward Campbell-Preston is descended from the Barons Lyttelton, and the Earls Spencer:-

2nd Earl Spencer [1758-1834] > Lady Sarah Spencer [1787-1870] >4h Baron Lyttelton [1817-76] >Sir Neville Lyttelton [1845-1931] > Hilda Lyttelton [1886-1972] > Dame Frances Grenfell, DCVO [b 1918] > Colin Campbell-Preston [b 1958] > Edward Campbell-Preston 

Alice Carson is descended from the Earls of Elgin:-

Edward Bruce, Earl of Elgin [1881-1968] >Hon James Bruce [1927-2013] > Janet Bruce [b 1954] > Alice Carson [b 1989]


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Bernard/Bryden engagement

 The engagement was announced 22 August, 2021, between Capt Patrick Andrew F. Bernard, The Light Dragoons [born 1989], descended from the Bosanquet landed gentry family, eldest son of Andrew T.C. Bernard [born 1962], of Clanfield, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Catherine E. Vaughan-Fowler, and Camilla Anne A. Bryden [born 1992], younger daughter of Ian A. Bryden, of Haslemere, Surrey, and his wife the former Sandra Cross.

Nicolas Edmund Tindal Bosanquet [1879-1955] > Rosemary Bosanquet [d 2007] = Francis Bernard > Andrew Bernard [b 1962] > Capt Patrick Bernard [b 1989]

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Dundas/Clarence-Smith engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 August, 2021, between Max Charles Dundas [born 13 April, 1978], scion of the Marquesses of Zetland, son of Lord [Richard] Bruce Dundas [born 6 January, 1951], if Battersea, London, and his former 1st wife the former Jane Melanie Wright [now Jane Dundas, of Barnes, London], and Rosannah Stephanie Clarence-Smith [born 1989], elder daughter of Thomas A. Clarence-Smith, of Rudgwick, West Sussex, and his wife the former Stephanie C. Rees.

Lawrence Dundas, 3rd Marquess of Zetland [1908-89] > Lord Bruce Dundas [born 1951] > Max Dundas [born 1978]

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Robinson/Hone engagement

 The engagement has been announced between Nicholas R.J. Robinson, son of Mr & Mrs Robert Robinson, of Little Hereford, Herefordshire, and Penelope Jocelyn Hone [born 1987], daughter of Mr Nathaniel Hone, of Bosbury, Herefordshire, and his wife [nee Stirling-Aird] , scion of that landed gentry family.

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Lady Jemima Herbert marries Hugo Davies

 . The marriage took place, 20 August, 2021, place at Wilton House, near Salisbury, between Hugo Patrick Trehearne Davies [born 1989], eldest son of Mr Mark Edward Trehearne Davies, CVO [born 20 May, 1948], of Admington, Warwickshire, by his wife the former Antonia Catharine Chittenden [born 1960], & the Lady Jemima Juliet Herbert [born 4 October, 1989], fourth daughter of the late 17th Earl of Pembroke [1939-2003], of Wilton House, Salisbury, by his second wife the former Miranda Juliet Oram [born 1962] (now Miranda, Countess of Pembroke).

Lady Jemima is a half-sister of the 18th Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery.

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Susan Lady Chitty 1929-2021

 Susan, Lady Chitty, the biographer and writer, who died 13 July, 2021, aged 91, was the widow of Sir Thomas Willes Chitty, 3rd Baronet [1926-2014].

Susan Chitty was born Susan Elspeth Hopkinson, 18 Aug, 1929, to an unmarried mother, the writer Antonia White [1899-1980], who would be best remembered for her novel Frost in May based on her years at a convent school before the First World War...Her mother, not naturally maternal and herself subject to mental ill-health and violent temper, had wanted a boy, and for some months put her daughter into a children’s home...Her fatther was Silas Glossop [1902-93].

She married 23 August, 1951, Thomas Willes Chitty, who succeeded to his father's baronetcy in 1955, and who died 7 March, 2014.

She leaves issue, including Sir Andrew Chitty, 4th Baronet [born 20 Nov, 1953].

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Penelope Sylvia Mary Ponsonby [born 2021]

 Joanna Kate Ponsonby [nee Sutton, born 1987], wife of Frederick Edward Ponsonby [born 1986], scion of the Ponsonby baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Penelope Sylvia Mary, 5 August, 2021, a sister for Archie Jonathan Charles, who was born 19 September, 2019.

Fred Ponsonby is a younger son of Sir Charles Ponsonby, 3rd Baronet [born 1951], of Woodstock, co Oxford, by his wife the former Mary Priscilla Bromley Davenport, scion of that landed gentry family.

Joanna Ponsonby is a daughter of Robert Hiles Sutton [born 1954], of Newton Valence, co Hampshire, by his wife the former Caroline Jane Dewey [born 1955], daughter of Sir Anthony Dewey, 3rd Baronet [1921-2016]


Saturday, August 21, 2021

Jocelyn Waiata Bethell 1928-2021

 Jocelyn Waiata Bethell [nee Buchanan], died 10 August, 2021, aged 93.

She was born in 1928, a daughter of John Vassie Buchanan [1890-1966], and his wife the former Marian Waiata Godsal [1897-1978], scion of that landed gentry family; and married in 1960, Christopher Adrian Bethell [1925-1992], scion of the Bethell landed gentry family, of Rise, East Yorkshire, son of Capt William Adrian Vincent Bethell [1890-1941], and his second wife Cicely Violet Cotterell [1898-1974], scion of the Cotterell baronets.

The funeral takes place at All Saints' Church Rise, East Yorkshire, 26 Aug, 2021.

Charles Gordon Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond & Gordon [1845-1928] > Lady Evelyn Gordon Lennox [1872-1922] > Cicely Cotterell [1898-1974] > Christopher Bethell [1925-1992]

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James Horatio Somerled Coleman [born 2021]

 _. Lady Alexandra Penelope Coleman [nee Lindesay-Bethune, born 1988], wife of Jack Coleman, gave birth to a son, James Horatio Somerled, 15 August, 2021, abrother for Nicholas Tankerville Wallace, who was born 9 November, 2019.

Lady Alexandra is the second daughter of the 16th Earl of Lindsay [born 19 November, 1955], of Fife, Scotland, by his wife the Countess of Lindsay [nee Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald, born 12 September, 1961].

Jack Coleman is a son of Mr & Mrs Terry Coleman, of Clapham.

The infant is a direct descendant of the Royal House of Hanover, being descended from HRH Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester [1743-1805], by his mistress Lady Almeria Carpenter.

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3rd and last Viscount Simon 1940-2021

 The Viscount Simon, third and last holder of the peerage, died 15 August, 2021. He was 81.

Lord Simon, a Labour peer, was a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and was elected to the upper house in 1999.

His grandfather, Sir John Simon, 1st Viscount, was Foreign Secretary, 1931-35, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1937-40, and Lord Chancellor 1940-45.

Jan David Simon was born 20 July, 1940, son of the 2nd Viscount Simon [1902-93], and his wife the former Christie Hunt [who died 6 Feb, 2000], and he succeeded to the viscountcy [created in 1940], on the demise of his father, 1993.

He married 26 April, 1929, Mary Elizabeth Burns [died 14 Nov, 2020, aged 83], daughter of John Joseph Burns, by whom he had a daughter, the Hon Fiona Elizabeth Simon [born 15 May, 1971].

The peerage now becomes extinct.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Freya Jane Doyne Meakin Vigors [born 2021]

 Abigail Phoebe Meakin [née Meakin], wife of Edward Michael Doyne Vigors [born 1986], scion of the Irish landed gentry family of that name, gave birth to a daughter, Freya Jane Doyne Meakin, at Salisbury, 4 August, 2021.

Abigail Meakin is a daughter of Sebastian and Jane Meakin, of Malmesbury, Wiltshire. 

Edward Vigors is a son of the late Patrick Mervyn Doyne Vigors [1948-2017], and his wife the former Dinah Burrows [Mrs Dinah Vigors, of Stapleford, Wiltshire].

Edward's elder brother, Nicholas [born 1983], is the husband of Flora Gordon Lennox [born 1983], scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Hon Dinah Karen Crawshay Murray 1946-2021

 The Hon Dinah Karen Crawshay Murray [nee Greenwood], who died 7 July, 2021, aged 75, was the daughter of the Labour party politician Tony Greenwood, the life peer as Baron Greenwood of Rossendale [1911-82]. She was a goddaughter of the prime minister Clement, [later 1st Earl] Attlee, KG.

She was born in Hampstead, 27 May, 1946, the daughter of Arthur William James Anthony Greenwood, Labour MP for Rossendale 1950-70, who served successively from 1964 to 1969 as Secretary of State for the Colonies, Minister of Overseas Development and Minister for Housing and Local Government in Harold Wilson's governments. 

Her mother was Gillian Crawshay-Williams, a designer and illustrator, descended from the Barons Monkswell.

Her grandfather, Arthur Greenwood, CH [1880-1954], was sometime Labour MP for Nelson and Colne, and later for Wakefield, who was deputy leader of the Labour for a decade under Clement Attlee.

She married in 1970, Canadian-born David Murray [1937-2016], the philosopher and music critic, by whom she had issue, three sons, Bruno, Leo and Fergus.

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Sylvia, Lady Dewey 1922-2021

 Sylvia, Lady Dewey, who died 12 August, 2021, aged 99, was the widow of Sir Anthony Hugh Grahame Dewey, 3rd Baronet [1921-2016].

She was born Sylvia Jacqueline Rosamund MacMahon, in 1922, daughter of John Ross MacMahon [1872-1958], of Branksome Manor, Bournemouth, and his wife the former Emily Clare Marshall [1882-1960]. 

She married 22 April, 1949, Sir Anthony Hugh Grahame Dewey, 3rd Bt [born 31 July, 1921], son of Maj Hugh Grahame Dewey, MC [1895-1936], and his wife the former Marjorie Florence Isobel Dodds [died 1988]. Her husband, who succeeded to the baronetcy on his grandfather's death, January, 1948, died 20 March, 2016.

Lady Dewey leaves issue, two sons and three daughters. The elder son is Sir Rupert Grahame Dewey, 4th Baronet [born 29 March, 1953].

 A Thanksgiving Service is to be held on 3 September, 2021 at St Michaels the Archangel, North Cadbury, Somerset 

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Hon Harry Herbert marries Clodagh McKenna

  The marriage took place 14 August, 2021, at Highclere Castle, Newbury, between the Hon Henry Malcolm [Harry] Herbert [born 2 March, 1959], scion of the Earls of Carnarvon, second son of the late 7th Earl of Carnarvon, KBE, KCVO [1924-2001], by his late wife the former Jean Margaret Wallop, MBE [1934-2019], scion of the Earls of Portsmouth, & Miss Clodagh McKenna, daughter of the late James J. McKenna, by his wife Irene.

It is Harry Herbert's second marriage. He married firstly,in 1992, Francesca [Chica] Bevan, daughter of Jonathan Stuart Vaughan Bevan, by whom he has a son, William [born 1999], and two daughters, Chloe ]born 1994], and Francesca [born 1995].

NOTE: numerous news articles featuring the Hon Harry Herbert state he is a godson of the Queen. This is not so. Her Majesty stood sponsor in 1956 for his elder brother, George, now Earl of Carnarvon.

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Nicholas Chevalier Kirkman [d 2021]

 Nicholas Chevalier Kirkman died 7 August, 2021. He was 61.

He was a son of Major Charles Kirkman [b 1933, deceased], and his wife the former Elizabeth Adams, and married in 1990, Cynthia Joan Bernadette De Trafford [born 7 June, 1959], fifth daughter of Sir Dermot Humphrey De Trafford, 6th Baronet [1925-2010],  and his first wife the former Patricia Mary Beeley [1926-1999], by whom he had two sons, Christopher [born 1991], and James [born 1994].

 A Service of Thanksgiving is to be held in Beaulieu Abbey, Hampshire, 21 September, 2021.

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Thomson-Glover/Reavey engagement

 The engagement was announced 14 August, 2021, between James Athony Thomson-Glover [born 1988], descended from the Graham of Netherby baronets, elder son of Michael William Thomson-Glover [born 1948], of London, and his wife the former Katherine Summers [born 1952], and Catherine E. Reavey, daughter of John Reavey, of Belfast, and his wife Berni.

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Gervase Richard Belfield 1953-2021

  Gervase Richard Belfield died 20 June, 2021. 

He was born in 1953, son of Eversley Michael Gallimore Belfield [1918-86], of Sark, Channel Islands, and his wife the former Felicity Hellaby [b 1921]; and married 18 July, 1983, Drusilla Mary Cynthia Bates [born 25 Feb, 1954], daughter of Major Sir John Dawson Bates, 2nd Baronet [1921-1998], and his wife the former Mary Murray Hoult [1927-2016], by whom he had a son, Felix [born 12 Feb, 1995], and two daughters, Laura Daisy [born 1987], and Mathilda May [born 1992].

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Catherine Cowburn [née Denman] 1920-2021

 Catherine Cowburn, who died 8 August, 2021, aged 101, was a scion of the Denman baronets.

Catherine Denman was born 10 June, 1920, the second daughter of Sir Richard Denman, 1st Baronet [1876-1957], and his wife the former Mary Radley Spencer [1886-1974]; and married 28 December, 1957, Philip Musgrave Cowburn [1917-89], son of Major Arthur Basil Cowburn [1879-1966], and his wife the former Alice Margaret Musgrave [1885-1973], and had issue, a son, Stephen [born 7 May, 1959], and a daughter, Anne [born 3 Apr, 1962].

A Thanksgiving service is to be held at Kingston Crematorium on 2 September, 2021.

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Charles William Lyle Keen 1936-2021

Charles William Lyle Keen died 10 August, 2021. He was 85.

He was born 4 July, 1936, son of Harold Hugh Keen [1902-74], and his wife the former Catherine Eleanor Lyle Cummins [1907-91], scion of an Irish landed gentry family; married 21 July, 1962, the Lady [Priscilla] Mary Rose Curzon [born 12 Feb, 1940], daughter of the 6th Earl Howe [1908-84], and his first wife the former Priscilla Crystal Frances Weigall [1914-96], scion of th Weigall baronets, by whom he had issue, a son and three daughters.

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Nicholas John Pelly 1953-2021

 Nicholas John Pelly, who died 19 July, 2021, aged 68, was a scion of the Pelly baronets, descended from the 1st baronet.

He was born 14 April, 1953, the second son of Lieutenant Commander David Cecil Pelly, RN [1922-2003], and his wife the former Angela Mary Gandell; he married 1stly, 1977 [div] Elaine Margaret Illingworth, daughter of George Illingworth, of Cupar, Fife; married 2ndly, 1990, Sally Odell, daughter of Jack Odell, of Topeka, Kansas. He leaves issue, a son Alistair and daughter Catriona, from his first union, and a son, James, from his second union.

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Bird/Davidson-Houston engagement

 The engagement was announced 14 August, 2021, between Capt William James Claude Bird, Coldstream Guards [born 10 Dec, 1990], son of Mr Anthony W. Bird, of East Meon, Hampshire, and his wife the former Emma Clare Kelway-Bamber [born 1960], & Flora Davidson-Houston, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Brigadier Patrick Elrington O'Reilly-Blackwood Davidson-Houston [born 1954], of Colkirk, Norfolk, and his wife the former Angelina Nelson-Sullivan [born 1958].

Capt William Bird is descended from the Stirlings of Fairburn, and from the Dukes of Devonshire and Leeds.

George Osborne, 9th Duke of Leeds [1828-95] > Lady Harriet Osborne [1867-1922] > Evelyn Cavendish [b 1892] > Anne Stirling [1929-2015] > Emma Kelway-Bamber [b 1960] > William Bird [b 1990]

William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire [1720-64] > George, 1st Earl of Burlington [1754-1834] > Hon Henry Cavendish [1789-1873] > Lt-Col Wm Cavendish [1817-81] >Capt Henry Cavendish [1854-1928] > Evelyn Cavendish [b 1892 -see above]

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Ramsay/Kidd engagement

 The engagement was announced 14 August, 2021, between Major James Ivor Iain Ramsay [born 1990], The Royal Regimwnt of Scotland, son of Major-General Angus Iain Ramsay, CBE, DSO, of Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire, and his wife the former Victoria Clare Lanyon [born 14 Oct, 1956], and Catherine S. Kidd, daughter of Mr & Mrs David Kidd, of Bosham Hoe, West Sussex.

Major Ramsay is descended from the Barons Amherst of Hackney [and via them from the 3rd Marquess of Exeter], and the Barons Cornwallis.

William, 3rd Marquess of Exeter [1825-95] > Lord William Cecil [1854-1943] > Cdr Henry Cecil [1893-1962] >  Rachel Cecil [1924-2010] > Victoria Lanyon [b 1956] > Maj James Ramsay [b 1990]

Fiennes, 1st Baron Cornwallis [1864-1935] > Hon Yvonne Cornwallis [1896-1983] > Rachel Mary Cecil [1924-2010 - see above]

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Allan Claude Chapman, DL 1928-2021

Allan Claude Chapman, DL, died 2 August, 2021. He was 93.

He was born in 1928, son of Claude Frederick Chapman [died 1984], and his wife the former Jeanie Harley; and married 21 January, 1965, the Hon [Catherine] Fiona Robertson [1939-2020], daughter of the 1st Baron Robertson of Oakridge [1896-1974], and his wife the former Edith Christina MacIndoe [1902-82], by whom he had issue, twin daughters, Caroline and Katharine [born 1968].

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Elizabeth Anne Sandys-Renton 1933-2021

 Elizabeth Anne Sandys-Renton died 3 Aug, 2021, aged 88. She was born in 1933, daughter of Major Astley Thomas Terry [1896-1971], of Ashwell, Rutland, and his wife the former Eileen Maud Savi [1906-90]; married 1957, Major James Stapleton Sandys-Renton [1926-2015], scion of the Sandys landed family, son of Maj Mervyn John Renton [1900-41], and his wife the former Barbara Frances Sandys [1903-75], and leaves issue.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Charles Denis Lenox-Conyngham 1935-2021

 Charles Denis Lenox-Conyngham, who died 3 August, 2021, aged 86, was a scion of the Irish landed gentry family of that name, and descended from the Viscounts Molesworth, and the extinct Earls of Milltown.

He was born 24 January, 1935, son of Alwyn Douglas Lenox-Conyngham [1907-90], and his wife the former Margaret Cecil Clear [1908-98]; and married in 1971, Helga Gerrit von Liebach [died 11 Aug, 1999], daughter of Lieutenant-General Hans von Liebach, of Berlin, by whom he had issue, a son, Patrick [born 1972], and a daughter, Laura [born 1974].

Joseph Leeson, 4th Earl of Milltown [1799-1866] > Lady Cecilia Leeson [d 1903] > Barbara Josephine Turton [d 1937] > Alwyn Lenox-Conyngham [1907-90] > Charles Lenox-Conyngham [1935-2021]

3rd Viscount Molesworth [d 1758] > Henrietta Molesworth [d 1813] > Charlotte Staples [d 1847] > Sir William Lenox-Conyngham [1824-1906] > Rev George Lenox-Conyngham [1859-1933] > Alwyn Lennox-Conyngham [1907-90] > Charles Lenox-Conyngham [1935-2021]

A Memorial Service takes place 26 September, 2021, at St George’s Church, Benenden, Kent.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie 1948-2021

 Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, who died 25 July, 2021, was head of that landed gentry family, of Sizewell Hall, born in 1948 son of Alexander Stuart Ogilvie [1914-1972], and his wife the former Mary Georgina Lindsay Daniell [1915-1999]; married 1970, Jennifer M Duggan [born 1946, deceased], daughter of Maurice Duggan, and his wife the former Bella Dalgleish, by whom he had four sons and a daughter.

His eldest son, Hamish Stuart Ogilvie [born 1971], now succeeds as head of the family.

The funeral takes place at Our Lady and St Peter's Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, 23 August, 2021.

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Michael Bagot Parry-Crooke 1924-2021

 Michael Bagot Parry-Crooke, scion of that landed gentry family, died 30 July, 2021. He was 96.

He was born in 1924, son of Major Charles Philip Parry-Crooke [1896-1978], sometime head of that family, and his wife the former Winifred Rosa Wales [1893-1976]; and married firstly, 1954 [div 1970], Imogen Rosemary Gillian Tuker [born 1930], descended from the Drummond-Hay Earls of Kinnoull; married 2ndly, 1979, Marie Vere Webster [1923-2014]. He leaves issue, two sons, Simon [born 1955], and Piers [born 1959].

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Timothy Harington 1926-2021

 Timothy Harington, who died 4 August, 2021, in Zimbabwe, aged 94, was descended from the Viscounts of Arbuthnott.

He was born 1 November, 1926, son of Lieutenant-Col Hastings Roy Harington, by his wife the former Margaret Ogilvy Arbuthnott; and married 30 March, 1959, Jean Cutforth [deceased], daughter of Major General Sir Lionel Eric Cutforth, KBE, CB [1899-1980], and his wife Vera, by whom he had issue, a son, Hugh [born 1963], and two daughters, Joanna [born 1961], and Louise [born 1967].

8th Viscount of Arbuthnott [1778-1860] > Lt-Col Hon Hugh Arbuthnott [1812-66] > John Arbuthnott [1858-1923] > Margaret Arbuthnott [b 1892] > Timothy Harington [1926-2021]

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Anthony Croker Poole [died 2021]

 Anthony Croker Poole, died 30 July, 2021, aged 85.

He was a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Edward Croker Poole [1900-1980], and his wife the former Jean Margaret Balfour Watson [died 2001], and was the brother of Sarah [Sally] Croker Poole [born 28 January, 1940] now Princess Salimah Aga Khan, the fashion model, who married [1] 25 June, 1959 [div 1968] Lord James Charles Crichton-Stuart [1935-82], scion of the Marquesses of Bute, and [2] 1969 [div 1995], His Highness The Aga Khan [born 13 Dec, 1936].

'Anto' Croker Poole married 4 September, 1965, Henrietta Walford [born 1940], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Geoffrey Hugh Walford [1902-68], and his second wife the former Ursula Barnett [1904-80], scion of that landed family, and had issue, a son, Rupert [born 1966], and a daughter, Emma [born 24 Oct 1970].

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Thomas Michael Storey 1943-2021

 Thomas Michael Storey died 2August, 2021. He was 78.

He was born in 1943, son of Lieutenant Roy Frederick Storey [1913-44], and his wife the former Pamela Anne Cuthbertson [1916-86]; married 1969, Victoria Carolyn Martin [born 1945], descended from the Earls of Portland and the Earls Manvers, daughter of Lancelot Martin [1918-2008], and his wife the former Jean Slocock [1922-93], by whom he had four daughters, Ellie, Zanna, Hattie and Rosie.

Hans William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland [1649-1709] > William Bentinck [1704-74] > John Bentinck [1737-75] > Vice-Admiral Wm Bentinck [1764-1813] > Renira Bentinck [d 1868] > Evelyn Charles Martin [1847-1904] > John Bentinck Martin [1883-1952] > Lancelot Martin [1918-2008] >Victoria Martin [b 1945]

Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers [1737-1816] > Lady Frances Pierrepont [d 1847] > Renira Bentinck [d 1868 - see above]

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Hon Rosemary Sybella Violet Rowse [nee Grimston] 1929-2021

 The Hon Rosemary Rowse, who died 6 August, 2021, aged 92, was a scion of the Barons Grmston of Westbury.

She was born Rosemary Sybella Violet Grimston, 4 March, 1929, daughter of the 1st Baron Grimston of Westbury [1897-1979], and his wife the former Sybil Rose Neumann [died 1977]. Her father, was was a scion of the Earls of Verulam, was, as Robert Grimston, MP for Westbury 1931-64, and was a deputy speaker of the House of Commons, created a hereditary peer in 1964.

She married firstly, 10 February, 1953 [div 1964] Charles Edward Underdown, an actor and jockey, son of Harry Charles Baillie Underdown; married 2ndly, 29 March, 1984, [Antony Herbert] David Rowse [deceased], son of Herbert James Rowse.

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Monday, August 09, 2021

Sir Richard Henry Leigh, 3rd Baronet 1936-2021

 Sir Richard Henry Leigh, 3rd Baronet, died 2 July, 2021. He was 84.

He was born 11 November, 1936, son of Lieutenant-Commander Eric Leigh, RN [1913-81], and his wife the former Joan Fitzgerald Lane Freer [who died 1973], and was a grandson of Sir John Leigh, 1st Baronet [1884-1959], proprietor of the Pall Mall Gazette, and Conservative MP for Clapham, 1922-45.

He succeeded to the baronetcy [created in 1918] on the death of his uncle, Sir John Leigh, 2nd Baronet, 13 December, 1992.

He married firstly, 4 Dec, 1962 [div 1977]  Barbro Anna Elizabeth Tham, daughter of Stig Carl Sebastian Tham, of Sweden; and married 2ndly, 1977 Mrs Cherie Rosalind Reece dau of Douglas Donald Dale.

The baronetcy now passes to his younger half-brother, Christopher John Leigh, who was born 6 April, 1941. 

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Colonel the Hon Leslie Richard Bagnall Addington, DFC, RA 1923-2021

Colonel the Hon Leslie Addington, DFC, who died 6 August, 2021, aged 97, was a scion of the Viscounts Sidmouth, descended from Henry Addington, 1st Viscount, prime minister in Regency England.

He was born 20 September, 1923, a younger son of the 6th Viscount Sidmouth [1887-1976], and his wife the former Gladys Mary Dever Hughes [died 1983], and married 25 June, 1955, Anne Hume, daughter of Capt Trevor Hume, by whom he had issue, four children, William, Richard Sarah [Suki], and Alice.

He served in the Second World War, and gained the rank of officer in the 2nd Indian Airborne Division. He served with his reginemtn in the Malaya Emergency in 1948, and the Korean War 1951-52. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) in 1952. He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Essex Yeomanry between 1965 and 1966.

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth [1757-1844] > 2nd Viscount Sidmouth [1794-1864] > 3rd Viscount Sidmouth [1824-1913] > 4th Viscount Sidmouth [1854-1915] > 6th Viscount Sidmouth [1887-1976] > Hon Leslie Addington [1923-2021]
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Sunday, August 08, 2021

Diana Joan Varley Dewar-Durie 1933-2021

 Diana Joan Varley Dewar-Durie, who died at Old Sarum, 25 July, 2021, aged 87, was a scion of the Dewar-Durie of Durie landed gentry family, born at Peking, 18 November, 1933, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Raymond Varley Dewar-Durie of Durie, Chief of that name [1905-99], and his first wife, the former Joan Louise Dolbey [who died at Peking, 28 Dec, 1933].  She was unm.

The funeral takes place at Salisbury Crematorium, 23 August, 2021.

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Celeste Catherine Autumn Lascelles [born 2020]

 _. Laura Lascelles [nee Bailey], wife of Thomas Robert Lascelles [born 7 September, 1982], scion of the Earls of Harewood, and descended from the Royal House of Windsor, gave birth to a daughter, Celeste Catherine Autumn, who was born 7 October, 2020, a sister for Cleo, who was born in 2017.

Thomas and Laura married in Barbados, 2 Dec, 2015.

Thomas Lascelles is the only son of the Hon [Robert] Jeremy Hugh Lascelles [born 14 February, 1955], by his first wife, the former Julie Baylis [born 19 July, 1957], and is a grandson of the 7th Earl of Harewood, KBE [1923-2011], and a great-grandson of HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood [1897-1965], and a great-great-grandson of HM King George V [1865-1936].

King George V > Princess Mary > 7th Earl of Harewood > Hon Jeremy Lascelles > Thomas Lascelles > Celeste Lascelles

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Saturday, August 07, 2021

Patricia [Patsy] Winn [died 2021]

 Patricia [Patsy] Winn died 23 July, 2021, aged 91. She was the second wife, and widow, of [Geoffrey] Mark Victor Winn [1918-2008], of Aldby Park, Buttercrambe, York, and a scion of the Barons St Oswald. 

She was the former Patricia R. Mattingly

She married firstly, in 1963, Hector M. Macmillan, and married secondly, 3 Sept, 1994, Geoffrey Mark Victor Winn [born 8 Aug, 1918], son of the Hon Cecil Henry Winn [1866-1934], and his wife Alice Marjorie Alice Darley [died 1964]. Her second husband was a grandson of the 1st Baron St Oswald [1820-93], of Nostell Priory, Wakefield.

Mrs Winn was widowed 20 Oct, 2008. She leaves issue from her first marriage, three daughters, Fiona, Alexandra and Sarah.

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Friday, August 06, 2021

Ramgolam/Tribe marriage

 The marriage took place 5 August, 2021, at Merton House, between Sunny Anand Ramgolam [born 1992], son of Ramesh Ramgolam and his wife the former Tanuja (Veena) Ramdin, and Emma Louise Horatia Tribe [born c. 1993], descended from Admiral Lord Nelson, who lived at Merton, daughter of Raglan Horatio Andrew Harold Tribe [born 13 Aug, 1961], and his wife the former Susan Elizabeth Bennett.

The bride is a descendant of Admiral Horatio Nelson, and of the Dukes of Beaufort:- viz

Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson [1758-1805] > Horatia Nelson [1801-81] > Rev Horatio Nelson-Ward [1822-88] > Elizabeth Horatia Anne Nelson-Ward [1857-1929] > Raglan Somerset [1885-1956] > Anna Somerset [b 1929] > Raglan Tribe [b 1961] > Emma Tribe [b c.1993]

Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort [1744-1803] >Rev Lord William Somerset [1784-1851] > Rev William Somerset [1822-1902] > Raglan Somerset [1859-1938] > Raglan Somerset [1885-1956] > Anna Somerset [b 1929] > Raglan Tribe [b 1961] >Emma Tribe, the bride.

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