_. The engagement was announced 15 January, 2021, between Max P.G. Townsend, younger son of Mr & Mrs Hugh Townsend, of Tedburn St Mary, Exeter, and Katya Alexandra Hanbury-Williams [born 1994], daughter of Michael Anthony Hanbury-Williams [born 28 June, 1961], of Penton Harroway, Andover, Hampshire, and his wife the former Alexandra Marjorie Ringrose-Voase [born 13 Aug, 1962], scion of that landed gentry family, of Anlaby House, Yorks.
Katya Hanbury-Williams is a granddaughter of John Michael Anthony Hanbury-Williams [b 7 July, 1933] and his wife the former Diane Hartley [b 28 Aug 1936], and a great-granddaughter of Sir John Hanbury-Williams, CVO [1892-1965], courtier, Gentleman Usher to King George V, King Edward VIII, King George VI, and to Queen Elizabeth II, by his wife Princess Zenaida Cantacuzène [1908-80].
The bride-to-be is descended from Ulysses S. Grant [1822-85], 18th President of the United States 1869-77.
Ulysses S Grant [1822-85]-->Frederick Dent Grant [1850-1912]-->Julia Grant [1876-1975]-->Princess Zenaida Cantacuzène [1908-80]-->John Hanbury-Williams [1933- ]-->Michael Hanbury-Williams [b 1961- ]-->Katya Hanbury-Williams [b 1994]