_. The engagement was announced 25 January, 2021, between Sam Peter Cooper [born 1978], only son of Michael Cooper and the late Maria J.L. Cordell-Lavarack [nee Boyd], & the Lady India Harriet Windsor-Clive [born 3 September, 1988], only daughter of the 4th Earl of Plymouth [born 19 November, 1951], and the Countess of Plymouth [nee Caroline Anne Nettlefold, born 28 Feb, 1954], scion of the Nettlefold landed gentry family, and a descendant maternally of the Curzon Viscounts Scarsdale.
Sam Cooper is the former husband of the singer songwriter Lily Allen [born 2 May, 1985], by whom he has two daughters, Ethel Mary [born 2011], and Marnie Rose [born 2013].
Sam's mother, known as Mia, was the first wife of the Irish-born record producer Denny Cordell [1943-1995]. They assumed the surname Cordell-Lavarack. Denny Cordell-Lavarack was producer for the Moody Blues, Procol Harum, The Cranberries &c. Sam had an elder half-brother, the musician Tarka Cordell [1966-2008].
Denny Cordell second wife from 1978 to 1994 was Theodora Elizabeth Brinckman [born 1943], daughter of Sir Roderick Brinckman, 5th Bt [1902-85], by whom he had a son, Milo [b 10 Nov, 1978], a producer, and a daughter, Emerald [b 19 Feb 1981]
He had a third union, a relationship, with Marina Guinness [born 16 Aug, 1957], scion of the Barons Moyne, daughter of the Hon Desmond Guinness and Princess Marie Gabrielle von Urach, by whom he had a son, Finbar Cordell.