Monday, May 31, 2021

Philip Stavros Niarchos [born 2021]

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

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

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

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


Capt John Lewis Round-Turner, RN 1934-2021

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

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


Karen Marie Armitage [nee Cunningham] [died 2021]

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

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

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


The Lord Millett, QC, PC 1932-2021

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

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

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

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

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


Sunday, May 30, 2021

Henry Lee (Hank) Soukup 1929-2021

 Henry Lee (Hank) Soukup, died at Lexington, Kentucky, 6 May, 2021, aged 91.

He was born 28 June, 1929, son of Raymond and Alyda Souup, of Elmhurst, Illinois; and married in 1965, the Lady (Constance) Ann Butler (born 13 December, 1940), elder daughter of the 7th Marquess of Ormonde, MBE (1899-1997), & his 1st wife the former Nan Gilpin (died 1973), by whom he had issue, a son, Andrew, and a daughter, Meghan.


The 20th Baron Teynham 1928-2020

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

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

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

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

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

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


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Prime Minister marries Carrie Symonds

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

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

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


Frederick Kerr-Smiley engaged to Brilliana Harley

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


Friday, May 28, 2021

Margaret June Argles 1931-2021

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

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


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Thomas Mark Courtenay Clack [died 2021]

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



Destine Marie [Dizzy] Hanmer [died 2021]

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

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

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


Marigold Diana Sneyd Freeman-Attwood [1923- 2021]

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

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

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

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


Caroline Jane Roe 1957-2021

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

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

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


Romy Lita Camilla Cordle [born 2021]

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Major Maurice Aloysius French, MBE 1930-2021

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

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

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


Freda Violet Hodgson 1913-2021

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

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


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Lara Xanthe Acton Davis [born 2021]

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

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

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


Countess Charlotte Raben-Levetzau 1925-2021

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

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


Hon Michael Henry Colquhoun Pery 1937-2021

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

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

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


Gilda Gourlay of Kincraig 1928-2021

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

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

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


Horatio Buist Loudon Tanner [born 2021]

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

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

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


The Baroness Marks of Broughton has died aged 68

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

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

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



Monday, May 24, 2021

Max Rufus Mosley 1940-2021

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

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

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

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

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

From The Times:-

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

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

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

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

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

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


Lara Anne Caroline Carew Chartres [born 2021]

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

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

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



Grimston/Tasker engagement

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

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


Alistair John Buchanan 1935-2021

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

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



Vere Nicoll/Hallström engagement

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


Bracher/de Abreu engagement

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


Clifford/Mintowt-Czyz marriage

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


Anthony William Behrens 1950-2021

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

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


Kristo Ruman Garnier [born 2021]

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

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


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Pauncefort-Duncombe/Sullivan marriage

The marriage took place 22 May, 2021, between Henry Digby Pauncefort-Duncombe [born 16 Dec, 1988], son and heir of Sir David Philip Henry Pauncefort-Duncombe, 5th Baronet [born 21 May, 1956], of Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Sarah Ann Battrum [born 9 Sept, 1958], & Rebecca K. Sullivan, the edest daughter of Mr & Mrs Mark Sullivan, of West Lavant, West Sussex.


Saturday, May 22, 2021

Nicholas Brandram to marry Sophie Ferguson

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

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

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


Thursday, May 20, 2021

[Jane] Fiona Cameron-Rose 1931-2021

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

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

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


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi expect their first child

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The royal baby will be 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


The 7th Baron Brownlow 1936-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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


Hon Daisy Fellowes to marry Jeremy Robinson

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


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Eggins/Colthurst engagement

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

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

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


Anne Florence Wilson 1923-2021

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

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

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


Bristow/de Lassus engagement

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

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


Pamela Jane Knollys 1929-2021

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

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

Mrs Knollys leaves five daughters.


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sir David Delves Broughton, 13th Baronet 1942-2021

Sir David Delves Broughton, 13th Baronet, died 13 May, 2021. He was 79.

He was born 7 May, 1942, son of Lieutenant Commander Peter John Delves Broughton [1915-1963], and his wife the former Nancy Rose Paterson; and succeeded to the baronetcy, 5 January, 1993, on the demise of his kinsman, Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, 12th Baronet [1915-93]. 

He married in 1969, Diane Nicol, daughter of Ronald Lindsay Nicol, of Victoria, Australia. Sir David had a daughter, Jennifer Zoë Weitzel, born in 1977, from a relationship with Hildegard Weitzel.

He is succeeded in the baronetcy [created in 1661], by his half-brother, Geoffrey Delves Broughton [born 7 Aug, 1962], who married in 1986, Karen Louise Wright [b 1962], daughter of Samuel Thomas Wright, of Toronto. Geoffrey's son, Peter [born 16 Aug, 1991], is now heir apparent to the title.


The 14th baronet (Broughton of Broughton, E 1661) is (subject to entry on the Roll) the 13th Baronet's half-brother Geoffrey Delves BROUGHTON b 1962 m 1986 Karen Louise WRIGHT and has issue: Kathryn Louise Delves b 1988, Jennifer Anne Delves b 1989 (m 2015 Anthony Andrew FATA and has issue a dau), Peter Thomas Delves, hp b 1991 and Christopher James Delves b 1997.  The new Baronet lives in Canada

Thea Molly Mounsey-Heysham [born 2021]

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

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



Ovie Angus Hamilton Edgar [born 2021]

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

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

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


Friday, May 14, 2021

Elizabeth Rosalind Yelin 1929-2021

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

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


Alistair Jevon Johnston 1933-2021

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

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

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

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


Thursday, May 13, 2021

Gillian Foley [died 2021]

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

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


The 10th Baron Walpole 1938-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


James Coghill marries Marina Fairfax

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

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

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

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


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Lavender, Lady Maitland 1927-2021

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

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

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


Hon Mrs Ivor Lucas [died 2021]

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

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

She was widowed 7 April, 2018.


Leonora Rose Urmetzer [born 2021]

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

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

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


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Ivo Humphrey Maclean Jack [born 2021]

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

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

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

Pepys descent:-

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


Major Rupert Edward Harding-Newman 1942-2021

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

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

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


Monday, May 10, 2021

Joy, Lady Goold 1925-2021

 Joy, Lady Goold, who died 6 May, 2021, Fairview Homes, Warragul, aged 95, was the widow of Sir George Goold, 7th Baronet [1923-97].

She was the former Joy Cecelia Cutler, born 14 May, 1925, daughter of William Percival Cutler, of Melbourne, Australia, and married 8 December, 1945, George Leonard Goold [born 26 Aug, 1923], son of Sir George Ignatius Goold, 6th Baronet [1903-67], and his wife the former Rhoda Benn, and succeeded to the baronetcy [cr UK 1801], on his father's death, 26 April, 1967.

Lady Goold leaves a son, Sir [George] William [Bill] Goold, 8th Baronet [born 25 March, 1950], and four daughters, Dianne, Georgina, Michelle, and Louise.


Capt Rupert Milo Talbot Chetwynd 1934-2021

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

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

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

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


Oliver Michael Tritton 1943-2021

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

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

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



Balmford/Bradley engagement

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


Sunday, May 09, 2021

New Chief of the Clan Farquharson of Invercauld

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Harry George Charlesworth [born 2021]

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

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


Daughter for Lord and Lady Lovat

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

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

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


Sir Leslie Marr, 2nd Baronet 1922-2021

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

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

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

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

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


Friday, May 07, 2021

Brook/Blomefield engagement

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


Thursday, May 06, 2021

Arthur Ever Winter Jopling [born 2021]

 _.Elena Jane [ellie] Goulding [born 30 Dec, 1986], the singer, wife of Caspar William Fletcher Jopling [born 1992], gave birth to a son, Arthur Ever Winter.

Ellie Goulding is a daughter of Arthur E.J. Goulding [born 1959], and his wife the former Tracey Clark. Ellie married in 2019, Caspar Jopling, son of the Hon Nicholas Mark Fletcher Jopling [born 1961], and his 1st wife the former Jayne Mackay Benson [born 1966], now Mrs Warde-Aldam, and a grandson of the life peer the Baron Jopling, PC [born 10 Dec 1930].


The 7th Baron Rossmore 1931-2021

 _.Lord Rossmore, who died 4 May, 2021, aged 90, was the 7th Baron, in the Peerage of the UK.

William Warner Westenra was born 14 February, 1931, son of the 6th Baron Rossmore [1892-1958], and his wife the former Dolores Cecil Wilson [died 1981]; and succeeded to the peerage on his father's death, 17 Oct, 1958.

He married in 1982 (div __) Valerie Marion Tobin [born 1950], daughter of Brian Tobin, by whom he had a son, Benedict William Westenra [born 6 March, 1983], who now inherits the peerage.

Lord Rossmore obituary [Daily Telegraph]

Aristocratic photographer and aesthete who found himself in a high-profile love triangle with Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger

On the day the hunger striker Bobby Sands died in the Maze prison at the height of the Troubles in 1981, Paddy Rossmore’s house in Co Monaghan was burnt down by the IRA.

With his baronial title dating back seven generations, Rossmore represented to the Republicans the hated Anglo-Irish nobility whom they accused of having buttressed British oppression of Irish nationalism for centuries. While it may have been true of some of Rossmore’s forebears, who arrived in Ulster from Holland with William of Orange, the seventh baron was cut from cloth of a distinctly more anti-establishment stripe.

...In 1982 he married Valerie (née Tobin). The marriage ended in divorce. He is survived by their son, Benedict William Westenra, a music arranger and piano teacher whose pupils have included Sir Lenny Henry, and by his stepdaughter Charlotte Westenra, a theatre producer.

Paddy Rossmore was born William Warner Westenra in Rossmore Castle, Co Monaghan, in 1931, the son of Dolores (née Wilson) and William Westenra, the 6th Baron Rossmore, who had succeeded to the title a decade earlier. The Westenras were an old Dutch family who came from near the Hague and had inherited the Rossmore title via marriage into the family of Robert Cunninghame, a soldier who was created the first Baron by King George III, and died without a son.

...He succeeded as the 7th Baron Rossmore on the death of his father in 1958. The Gothic castle which had been the family seat since 1827 was abandoned after the Second World War because of dry rot, and the family moved into the dower house within the estate grounds. [which they sold] and in 1962 they took up residency in the gamekeeper’s lodge. Antiques from the original castle were also sold off, causing [...] the Daily Express [to mock] his folly in parting with an 18th-century German marquetry table for £205, which was sold on two months later for £6,000.

The castle was demolished in the mid-1970s after falling into disrepair. Rossmore lived in the lodge on his estate until the IRA burnt it down. After selling the estate he spent his final years living in London.

Lord (Paddy) Rossmore, photographer, was born on February 14, 1931. He died in his sleep on May 4, 2021, aged 90


Davina Harbord to wed Frederick Streeter

 _.The engagement was announced 6 May, 2021, between Frederick Leopold Streeter [born 30 June, 1987], younger son of Patrick Thomas Streeter [born 1946], of Matching Green, Essex, and his wife the former Judith M. [Judy] Turk, & Davina Bridget Auriol Harbord [born 1986], scion of the Barons Suffield, younger daughter of the late Charles Francis Harbord [1943-2012], and his wife the former Sarah Juliet Blandy [born 1952] [now Mrs Charles Harbord, of Englefield Green, Surrey].

Davina Harbord is a sister of Astrid Harbord [born 1981], sometime girlfriend of HRH The Duke of Sussex.

Edward Harbord, 3rd Baron Suffield [1781-1835] > Hon Ralph Harbord [1833-78] > Edward Harbord [1870-1950] > William Harbord [1908-92] > Charles Harbord [1943-2012] > Davina Harbord [b 1986].

Socialite Davina, a property agent who was educated  at £26,700-a-year Tudor Hall school near Banbury, Oxfordshire, is a former girlfriend of Julian Rufus Isaacs, styled Viscount Erleigh. The city banker, who introduced Prince Harry to Chelsy Davy, is the son of Simon Rufus Isaacs, 4th Marquess  of Reading, a lifelong friend of the Prince of Wales.

Davina's father, Charles, committed suicide 22 May, 2012.


Wednesday, May 05, 2021


_.The engagement was announced 5 May, 2021, between Capt George Frederick Ross Wolstenholme [born 18 Feb, 1988], eldest son of Nigel Timothy Wolstenholme [born 1956], of Hampshire, and his former wife the former Susan Wendy Ross [b 28 February, 1958, now Mrs Sue Otten, of Gloucestershire], scion of the Ross baronets, and Freya Rose Hibberd [born 1993], youngest daughter of Rodney J. Hibberd, of Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Lynda J. Godsell.

Capt Wolstenholme is a grandson maternally of Sir James Keith Ross, 2nd Baronet [1927-2003].


Ilara Nelson/Issam al-Reis engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 5 May, 2021, between Issam H. Al-Reis, of Damascus, Syria, and Ilara Kitty Nelson [born 10 January, 1985], scion of the Barons Nelson of Stafford, second daughter of the Hon James Jonathan Nelson [born 17 June, 1947], of Penselwood, Wincanton, Somerset, and his wife the former Lucilla Mary [Lucy] Brown.

Ilara Nelson is a granddaughter of the 2nd Baron Nelson of Stafford [1917-95].


Nash/Wigan engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 5 May, 2021, between Charles A. Nash, son of Mr & Mrs Alan Nash, of Chelsea, and Lilias Margaret Wigan [born 9 March, 1992], scion of the Wigan baronets, daughter of Sir Michael Iain Wigan, 6th Baronet [born 3 Oct, 1951], of Borrobol, Sutherland, and his wife the former Julia Theresa de Courcy Ling.


Cate, Baroness Bragg 1945-2021

 _.Cate, Baroness Bragg, who died 29 April, 2021, aged 75, was the second wife of the life peer, the Baron Bragg, the writer and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg.

She was born 6 Aug, 1945, at Leeds, West Yorkshire, daughter of Eric Haste, and his wife the former Margaret Hodge. She married Melvin Bragg as his second wife in 1973. They divorced in 2018.

Lady Bragg leaves issue, two children, Tom and Alice.


Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Lady Rose Edith Edina Berger 1927-2021

 _. The Lady Rose Berger, who died 28 April, 2021, aged 93, was a scion of the Earls of Cottenham.

She was born Lady Rose Edith Edina Pepys, 5 November, 1927, elder daughter of the 6th Earl of Cottenham [1903-43], and his wife the former Sybil Venetia Taylor [died 2001]. Her parents divorced in 1939, in which year her mother married secondly, the 17th Earl of Devon [1916-98], of Powderham Castle. Lady Rose had a younger sister, Lady Paulina Pepys [1930-2017], and two half-siblings, Lady Katherine Courtenay [1940-2015], and the 18th Earl of Devon [1942-2015].

She married 24 September, 1994, Colonel Oliver Charles Berger [1913-98], of the Royal Scots Greys.


Monday, May 03, 2021

Michael Arthur Benn 1939-2021

 _. Michael Arthur Benn, who died 27 April, 2021, aged 81, was a scion of the Benn baronets [descended from a brother of the 1st baronet].

He was born 11 May, 1939, son of Arthur John Horton Benn [1911-80], and his wife the former Gwyneth Leigh Butler [1915-2006]; and married in 1971, Mary Beach, by whom he had issue, Simon [born 1974], and twins, Guy and Susanna [b 1976].


Angus Michael Alastair Colquhoun [born 2021]

 _. Abby Colquhoun [nee Charles, born 1982], wife of Andrew John Colquhoun [born 1983], descended from the Greenwell baronets, gave birth to a son, Angus Michael Alastair, 30 April, 2021.

Abby is a daughter of Michael R. Charles, of Thorpe Satchville, Leicestershire.

Andrew Colquhoun is a son of Alastair Peter Colquhoun [born 3 May, 1941], of Winchester, Hampshire, and his wife the former Elisabeth Stanning.

Sir Bernard Greenwell, 2nd Baronet [1874-1939] > Ruth Greenwell [1916-2003] > Alastair Colquhoun [b 1941] > Andrew Colquhoun [b 1982] > Angus Colquhoun [b 2021]


Saturday, May 01, 2021

Munns/Telfer engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 1 May, 2021, betweem Sebastian James Munns [born circa 1988], eldest son of Nicholas A. Munns, of Godalming, and his wife the former Rebecca Barber, & Lucy Georgiana Telfer [born 1995], daughter of George Metcalfe Telfer [born 9 Oct, 1961], of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and his wife the former Susan Elizabeth Allen.

 Lucy Telfer is descended from the Lords Balfour of Burleigh:-

George Bruce, 7th Lord Balfour of Burleigh [1883-1967] > Hon Laetitia Bruce [1920-2011] > George Telfer [b 1961] > Lucy Telfer [b 1995].


Arnall/Bulmer engagement

_.The engagement was announced 1 May, 2021, between Thomas Nicholas Arnall [born 1987], son of the late David Richard Arnall [1947-2003], and his wife the former Jennifer M. Agutter [born 1947] ]now Mrs Jennifer Arnall, of Tonbridge], & Hesper Rose Constance Bulmer [born 1990], daughter of Jonathan Charles Bulmer [born 17 July, 1944], of Sheviock, Cornwall, and his late wife the former Lady Marcia Rose Aileen Leveson-Gower [1961-2005], scion of the Earls Granville, and cousin of HM The Queen.

Strathmore descent of the bride-to-be:-

Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore [1855-1944] > Lady Rose Bowes-Lyon [1890-1967] > Granville Leveson-Gower, 5th Earl Granville [1918-96] > Lady Marcia Leveson-Gower [1961-2005] > Hesper Bulmer [b 1990].