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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Peto/Deterding engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 November, 2021, between Roland Harry Morton [Roly] Peto [born 28 Oct, 1982], scion of the Peto baronets, son of Major William Gurth Peto [born 6 February, 1949], of Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire, and his late wife the former Alice Caroline [Carrie] Turner, & Isabella P. Deterding, daughter of Nicholas Charles Deterding [born 1959], of Field Dalling, Norfolk, and his wife the former Emma S. Dollar [born 1964].

Cdr Sir Henry Peto, 3rd Baronet > William Neill Peto > Maj William Gurth Peto > Roly Peto

FitzRoy/Fawkes engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 November, 2021, between Edwin Charles FitzRoy [born 1992], scion of the Dukes of Grafton, son of Michael Robert Charles FitzRoy [born 2 November, 1958], of Norton Subcourse, Norfolk, and his wife the former Cornelia Garnett, & Elizabeth Fawkes, daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Fawkes, of Old Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Charles FitzRoy, 10th Duke of Grafton > Lord Edward FitzRoy > Michael FitzRoy > Edwin FitzRoy

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Dance/Wise engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 November, 2021, between Fergus James Dance [born 1993], son of Martin Dance, of Penryn, Cornwall, and his wife the former Dawn Watkiss, and Rosalind Elizabeth M. Wise [born 1993], eldest daughter of Nicholas Wise, of Dalry, Dumfries & Galloway, and his wife the former Nicolette Agnew [born 14 Apr, 1958], descended from the Welby-Everard family [the Welby Bts].

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Charles John Gore 1932-2021

 Charles John Gore, who died 23 November, 2021, aged 89, was a scion of the Earls of Arran.

He was born 11 June, 1932, son of John Francis Gore, CVO, TD [1885-1983], the biographer of King George V, by his wife the former Lady Janet Helena Campbell [1899-1982], daughter of the 4th Earl Cawdor [1870-1914], &c. He married 10 June, 1961, Jean Fraser [born 1941], scion of that Scots landed family, daughter of Colonel Charles Fraser, CBE, TD [1903-63], and his wife the former Mary Charity Campbell-Preston [1906-87], by whom he had issue, two sons, Ian [born 1965], and John ]born 1961], and a daughter, Helena [born 1962].

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Anthony Beville Vyvyan 1935-2021

 Anthony Beville Vyvyan, who died 26 November, 2021, aged 86, was a scion of the Vyvyan baronets, descended from the 7th Bt.

He was born 20 February, 1935, son of Lester Trefusis Vyvyan [1905-1952], and his wife the former Mary Clare Frances Leeming [who died 2009]; and married 23 Apr, 1960, Mary Winifred Quin-Harkin, daughter of Arthur Joseph Quin-Harkin, OBE, and his wife the former Mary Bede Cox, by whom he had issue, seven sons, Richard, Jonathan, Simon, Charles, Paul, James and Hugh, and one daughter, Katharine.

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Jean Cynthia Reilly [nee Gilbey] 1930-2021

Jean Cynthia Reilly [nee Gilbey], who died 25 November, 2021, aged 91, was a scion of the Gilbey baronets, descended from the father of the first baronet.

She was born in 1930, daughter of Hugh Lionel Gilbey [1891-1970], and his wife the former Phyllis Kathleen Maud Byas [1893-1973]; married London, 1952, Brian Thomas Reilly [1924-88], by whom she had five children, Nicola, Lesley, Dominic, Fiona and Anna.

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Colonel Anthony Conrad [Tony] Uloth

  Colonel Anthony Conrad [Tony] Uloth, late the Royal Hussars, died 23 September, 2021, aged 92.

He was born in 1929, son of Gerald Uloth and his wife the former Barbara Crickmay; he married in 1954, Margaret Colquhoun, by whom he had issue, Anthony [born 1958], Shaun [born 1961],  Rupert [born 1964], and Anneli [born 1967].

His son, Rupert, married Lady Louisa Jane Guinness [born 20 Feb, 1967], a daughter of the 3rd Earl of Iveagh [1937-92].

He was grandfather of Rollo, Toby, George, Alice, Honor, Nonie, Rufus, Oscar and Fredrik.

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Russell/Scott engagement

 The engagement was announced 27 November, 2021, between Edward Simon Chick Russell [born 1993], son of Maj Jeremy A.N. Russell [born 1956], late the Royal Green Jackets, of Compton Valence, co Dorset, and his wife the former Theresa Nicola Chick [born 23 Nov, 1960], and Olivia V. [Lillie] Scott, daughter of Mr & Mrs David Scott, of Beckley, Oxfordshire.

Edward Russell is descended from the Innes baronets, of Balvenie.

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Laing/Bentley engagement

 The engagement was announced 27 November, 2021, between Hector Grant Laing [born 1988], son of the Hon Mark Hector Laing [born 1951], of Dunphail, Moray, and his wife the former Susanna Anson Crawford, & Josephine Elizabeth Bentley [born 1993], daughter of David G. Bentley, of Midhurst, West Sussex, and his wife the former Jane Bull.

Hector Laing is a grandson of the life peer the Baron Laing of Dunphail [1923-2010], and his wife the former Marian Clare Laurie, scion of the Laurie baronets.

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Arthur Henry Rupert Henniker-Major [born 2021]

Sophie L. Henniker-Major [nee Short], wife of George Richard Henniker-Major [born 1985], scion of the Barons Henniker, gave birth to a son, Arthur Henry Rupert, 23 November, 2021, a brother for Eliza Beatrice Mary, who was born 18 September, 2019.

George is a son of John Alexander Henniker-Major [born 1952], of Great Easton, Leicestershire, by his wife the former Mary Mathiesen.

Sophie Henniker-Major is the elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Short, of Woking.

7th Baron Henniker > Hon Richard Henniker-Major > John Henniker-Major > George Henniker-Major > Arthur Henniker-Major [b 2021]

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Ian Bayley Curteis 1935-2021

 Ian Curteis, who died 24 November, 2021, aged 86, was a dramatist and tv director.

He was married three times. His first wife from 1964 was Joan Macdonald. His second wife from 1985 to 2001 was the novelist Joanna Trollope, CBE [born 9 December, 1943]. He married 2ndly, 20 October, 2001, as his third wife, and as her second husband, Deirdre, Baroness Grantley [born 13 Feb, 1935], widow of the 7th Baron Grantley [1923-1995], of Markenfield Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, and daughter of the 5th Earl of Listowel [1906-97], and the former Judith Marffy-Mantuana [1903-2003]. 

Ian Bayley Curteis was born in London on 1 May 1935, and began his career as an actor, joining Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop in the mid-1950s, and later working in this profession in regional theatres, and as a stage director or producer. His career in television began as a script reader for both the BBC and Granada Television. Curteis joined the staff of the BBC as a trainee director in 1964. The Projected Man (1966), which he directed, is his only cinema film. Around the same time Curteis directed an episode of the BBC2 anthology series, Out of the Unknown, William Trevor's "Walk's End". Both projects had a problematic production; Curteis has disputed the claims of the producers of both.

Switching to a career as a television dramatist from the late 1960s onwards, Curteis wrote for many series of the time, including The Onedin Line and Crown Court. Meanwhile, Curteis was writing television plays - he preferred the term over "drama documentaries" - with historical themes. Philby, Burgess and Maclean was commissioned by Granada, and broadcast in 1977. In autumn 1979 came Churchill and the Generals, Suez 1956, and the 8-part series Prince Regent, about George IV. Lost Empires, a television adaptation of J. B. Priestley's novel followed in 1986.

The Falklands Play, originally scheduled for production in 1985, was eventually broadcast in 2002. At the time production was cancelled, Curteis blamed a "liberal conspiracy" at the BBC. A BBC commission for a dramatisation of the Yalta Conference in 1945 was cancelled in 1995, Curteis alleged, because of his politically conservative presentation of events. A stage play, The Bargain (2007), dealing with a fictionalised account of the meeting between Robert Maxwell and Mother Teresa in 1988 was adapted for BBC Radio in 2016.

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Lyra Celia Cookson [born 2021]

 The Hon Mary Henrietta Cookson [née Vestey, born 1988], wife of Edward Peter Cooksoon (born 1988), and scion of the Barons Vestey, gave birth to a daughter,  Lyra Celia, 18 November, 2021.

Mary Cookson is a daughter of the late 3rd Baron Vestey, GCVO (1941-2021), of Stowell Park, Gloucestershire, by his second wife the former Celia Elizabeth Knight (1949-2020).

Edward Cookson is a son of Robert Cookson, of Manor Farm, Upper Slaughter, by his wife the former Hon Angela Mary Martyn-Hemphill (born 26 January, 1953), daughter of the 5th Baron Hemphill [1928-2012].

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Isabel Charlotte Rose Quine 2003-2021

Isabel Charlotte Rose Quine, who died 11 November, 2021, aged 17, was a descendant of the Engleheart landed gentry family, and the Barons Clifford of Chudleigh.

She was born 20 November, 2003, daughter of Adrian Francis Quine [born 10 June, 1967], and his wife the former Madeleine Margaret Ranicar [born 28 September, 1962].

Sir John Engleheart >Henry Engleheart > Francis Engleheart > Penelope Engleheart > Adrian Quine > Isabel Quine.

6th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh > Hon Christina Clifford > Sir Frederick Weld > Cecily Weld > Filumena Mayne > Penelope Engleheart > Adrian Quine > Isabel Quine.

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Procter Naylor, OBE 1937-2021

Procter Naylor, OBE, died 12 November, 2021, aged 84.

He was born in 1937, son of Frank Armitage Naylor [1903-52], of Leeds, West Yorkshire, and his wife the former Dorothy Elizabeth Mathers [1903-82]; married 23 September, 1966, Mary Letitia Salusbury-Trelawny [born 11 December, 1937], scion of the baronets of that name, daughter of James Reginald Dorrington Salusbury-Trelawny [1908-80], and his wife the former Muriel Mary Wrixon-Becher [1909-70], scion of the Wrixon-Becher baronets; by whom he had two sons, Edward [born 1969], and William [born 1977], and a daughter, Harriet [born 1967].

The funeral takes place at St Mary Magdalene, Bildeston, Suffolk, 29 November 2021.

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Webb/Probert engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 November, 2021, between Guy A. Webb, son of Mr Anthony Webb, of Canterbury, Kent, and Mrs Sarah Webb, of Ticehurst, East Sussex, and Isobel Loveday Probert [born 1991], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Geoffrey Thomas Carwardine Probert, of Bures, Suffolk, and his wife the former Penelope Anne Bevan [born 2 March, 1955], scion of the Bevan landed gentry family, and descended from the Viscounts Molesworth.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

[Mary P] Rosamunde Lyell [died 2021]

 [Mary P] Rosamunde Lyell died 16 November, 2021, aged 96. She was the widow of Malcolm Lyell [1922-2011], scion of that landed gentry family, of Kinnordy, co Forfar.

She was the former Mary P. Rosamunde Wilmer and married in 1949, Malcolm Charles Alastair Lyell [born 9 January 1922], the son of Angus Lyell, MC, a partner in the private banking house Child & Co. Malcolm’s great-great-uncle was Sir Charles Lyell [1st and last Bt],the Victorian geologist and mentor of Charles Darwin. 

Her husband, who was managing director of Holland & Holland for 25 years and became the doyen of the London gun trade, and died 18 January, 2011.

Rosamunde Lyell leaves two daughters, Caroline [born 1953], and Harmony Joanna [born 1956], wife of Charles William Heathcoat-Amory, scion of the baronets of that name.

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Sir John Carden, 8th Baronet 1953-2021

Sir John Carden, 8th Baronet, died at Chichester, Sussex, 12 November, 2021. He was 67.

John Craven Carden was born 17 November, 1953, son of Derrick Charles Carden, CMG [1921-2006], and his wife the former Elizabeth Anne Russell [1924-99]; married in 1983, Celia Jane Cameron Howitt [born 1952], daughter of Angus Cameron Howitt [1922-2001] amd his wife the former Sylvia Mildred R. Venables [1925-99], by whom he has a son, Patrick.

He succeeded to the baronetcy [of Templemore, co Tipperary, created in 1787], on the desth of his kinsman, the 7th baronet, 4 April, 2008.

He is succeeded by his son, Patrick John Cameron Carden [born 7 March, 1988].

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Philippa Barder [née Verey] 1940-2021

 Philippa Barder, who died 20 November, 2021, aged 81, was a scion of the Verey landed gentry family.

Philippa Verey was born in 1940, daughter of Colonel Henry Philip Verey, TD [1909-84], and his wife the former Joan Audrey Potter [1914-87]; married 1962, Richard Charles Romilly Barder, by whom she had two sons, Edward and Charles.

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Colonel John Willian Henry Eustace 1938-2021

Colonel John William Henry Eustace, who died at Dublin, 18 November, 2021, aged 83, was a scion of that Irish landed gentry family; born 10 June, 1938, son of William Desmond Eustace [1912-1990], and his wife the former Grace Moira Alley; married 25 May, 1968, Penelope Mary Josephine [Penny] Gray [1946-2004], daughter of Capt Frederick Gray and his wife the former Josephine Clappen, by whom he had two sons, Andrew and Alexander, and two daughters, Sarah and Jessica.

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Walter Nicholas Murray Lawrence 1935-2021

 Walter Nicholas Murray Lawrence,who died 15 November, 2021, aged 86. He was a scion of the Lawrence baronets; born 8 February, 1935, son of Capt [Henry Walter] Neville Lawrence [1891-1959], and his wife the former Sarah Schuyler Butler [1895-1947]; and married 29 Apr, 1961, Sally Louise O'Dwyer [1936-2008], by whom he had two daughters, Sarah [born 1962], and Catherine [born 1964].

Sir Walter Lawrence, 1st Baronet > Henry Lawrence > Murray Lawrence [1935-2021]

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[John] Adrian Bailey 1930-2021

 [John] Adrian Bailey died 18 November, 2021. He was born in 1930 a son of Ronald Graham Bailey [1904-67] and his wife the former Annette Winifred Robertson; married 1stly, 21 July, 1954 [div 1965] the Lady Mary Baillie-Hamilton [born 13 January, 1934], one of the Queen's train bearers at the Coronation, 1953, daughter of the 12th Earl of Haddington [1894-1986], and his wife the former Sarah Cook [died 1995]; married 2ndly, 1978, Verity Elizabeth Raymond, daughter of N.J.B. Raymond, of Winslade Down House, Basingstoke, Hampshire; and married 3rdly, Sabina _______.

He leaves issue from his first marriage, sons, William [born 1957] and Philip [born 1959], and a daughter, Arabella [born 1955], wife since 1985 of the 3rd Viscount Chandos, and a son, Jonathan [born 1971], from his second marriage.

The funeral service takes place on 9 December 2021, at Chelsea Old Church.

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Hon Iris Irene Adele Dawnay, LVO 1923-2021

The Hon Iris Dawnay, LVO, who died 18 November, 2021, aged 98, was a scion of the extinct Viscounts Ingleby, and a Lady-in-Waiting to the late Princess Margaret.

Iris Irene Adele Peake was born 25 July, 1923, daughter of the then Osbert Peake [1897-1966], who was Conservative MP for Leeds North, 1929-55, and for Leeds North East, May-Dec 1955, & Under Secretary of State for Home Affairs 1939-44, Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1944-45, and Minister for National Insurance 1951-55 [and Pensions 1953-55], and raised to the peerage of Viscount Ingleby, of Snilesworth, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, 1956.

Her mother was Lady Joan Rachel de Vere Capell [1899-1979], daughter of the 7th Earl of Essex [1857-1916], and his wife the former Adela Grant [who died in 1922].

At the close of the Second World War Iris Peake worked as a secretary with MI6 to liaise with the Special Operations Executive [SOE] in locating British airmen who were missing in northern Europe. It was at MI6 that she came into contact with the notorious double agent George Blake.

She was appointed a Lady-in-Waiting to the young Princess Margaret in 1952, and accompanied the Queen's younger sister on many royal engagements for the next decade. She was appointed LVO in 1957. From 1962 until 1963 she was an Extra Lady-in-Waiting to the princess.

Iris Peake's relationship with Capt Oliver Dawnay, CVO [1920-88], the married equerry and former private secretary to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, caused something of a palace scandal in 1962. Dawnay divorced his wife, Lady Margaret [who died in Oct 2021], and married Iris Peake, 8 Dec, 1963. She then left Princess Margaret's household.

She was widowed 18 March, 1988, when her husband, a scion of the Viscounts Downe, died aged 67.

Iris Dawnay, who had homes at Marlborough, Wiltshire, and in London's Onslow Square, leaves a daughter, Emma Jane Clarissa [born 30 June, 1964], and two step-sons Charles and Ivo, and a step-daughter, Charlotte.

The funeral takes place at St Michael's Church, Tidcombe, 8 December, 2021.

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George Edward Hugh Brooksbank 1949-2021

 George Edward Hugh Brooksbank, who died 18 November, 2021, aged 72, was a scion of the Brooksbank landed gentry family, of Healaugh, Tadcaster, and father-in-law of Princess Eugenie.

He died just days before the christening at Windsor of his grandson, August, son of Princess Eugenie and his son, Jack, who was born in February.

Mr Brooksbank, whon had homes in Wandsworth, London, and Bordeaux, France, had been in poor health after spending weeks in intensive care with coronavirus at the start of the pandemic in April.

He was born 8 February, 1949, son of Stamp Godfrey Brooksbank [1922-2017], and his wife the former Celia Dorothy Coke [1919-96], scion of the Earls of Leicester. 

He was a grandson maternally of Maj Sir John Spencer Coke, KCVO [1880-1957], a courtier, who served as Gentleman Usher to King George VI.

The Brooksbank family, long seated at Healaugh, Tadcaster, co York, have a line of descent from the Earls of Harewood. The landed gentry family received a baronetcy in 1919.

The Old Etonian married in 1985, Nicola Newton [born 1953], daughter of Michael Anthony Fendall Newton [1923-2006], of Balcombe, West Sussex, a descendant of the Meyrick baronets, by his wife the former Joanna Holland, descended from the Houssemayne du Boulay landed gentry family.

George Brooksbank, a retired chartered accountant and company director, is survived by his wife, and two sons, Jack [born 1986], and Thomas [born 1988], and two grandchildren, Wilfred [born in 2020 to Thomas and his wife Amy], and August [born in 2021, to Jack and Princess Eugenie].

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Double christening at Windsor

 The Queen was present on Sunday 21 November, 2021, at the christening ceremony of two of her great-grandchildren which took place at the All Saints Chapel in Windsor Great Park.

The infant son of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank was christened August Philip Hawke. August, who was born 9 February this year, is currently 13th in line of succession to the crown. Also christened was Zara and Michael Tindall's infant son, Lucas Philip, who was born 21 March, 2021, and is 24th in line of succession.

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Hon Mrs Joan Rosemary Raynsford, OBE 1920-2021

The Hon Mrs Joan Rosemary Raynsford, OBE, who died 18 November, 2021, her 101st birthday.

She was born Joan Rosemary Wakefield, 18 November, 1920, the eldest daughter of William Wavell Wakefield, 1st Baron Wakefield of Kendal [1898-1983], and his wife the former Rowena Doris Lewis [1895-1981], and married 18 March, 1944, Capt. Antony Edward Montague Raynsford, RN [1914-93], head of that landed gentry family, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Montague Raynsford, DSO [1877-1964], and his wife the former Daphne Mildred Pemberton, OBE [1888-1976], by whom she had a son, Richard [born 1945], and a daughter, Julia [born 1948].

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Chase/Dashwood engagement

The engagement was announced 20 November, 2021, between James Matthew Chase [born 1990] son of William Leonard Chase [born 1960], of Herefordshire, and his wife the former Sarah Kathleen Cowap [born 1963], and Victoria Lucinda Dashwood [born 21 March, 1991], scion of the Dashwood baronets, the only daughter of Sir Edward John Francis Dashwood, 12th Baronet [born 25 September, 1964], of West Wycombe Park, and Lady Dashwood [nee Lucinda Nell Miesegaes [born 1964].

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Miles James Leopold Seligman [born 2021]

 Rachel Seligman [nee Burgess] wife of Jocelyn David Seligman [born 1983], gave birth to a son, Miles James Leopold, 10 November, 2021.

Jocelyn is a son of Mark Donald Seligman [born 1956], of Kensington, and his wife the former Louise Angela Mary De Zulueta [born 27 October, 1956], descended from the Barons Windlesham.

Rachel Seligman is a daughter of Paul Burgess, of Carryduff, co Down & Mrs Deirdre Gorman.

2nd Baron Windlesham > Hon Marie Hennessy > Louise de Zulueta > Jocelyn Seligman > Miles Seligman

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

London service of Blessing for James Coghill and Marina Fairfax

  A service of Blessing took place, 13 November, 2021, at the Brompton Oratory, 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. 

The couple married in Hong Kong, 8 May, 2021.

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Hillgarth/du Boisbaudry engagement

 The engagement was announced 20 November, 2021, between Henry William Alexander Hillgarth [born September, 1987], second son of Justin Francis Mariano Sebastian Hillgarth [born Nov 1947], and his wife the former Nobil Donna Antonella Carlotta Maria Grabau di Livorno e di Volterra [born 1952], and Eleanore du Boisbaudry, daughter of the late Comte Loïc du Boisbaudry and of Comtesse Pascale du Boisbaudry.

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Josephine Eliza Ducie Vaughan [born 2021]

 Laura Jane Ulla Vaughan [nee Fairfax, born 1987], scion of the Lords Fairfax of Cameron, and wife of [Vaughan] William W. Vaughan [born 1987], gave birth to a second daughter, Josephine Eliza Ducie, 6 October, 2021, a sister for Martha Katherine Victoria, who was born 24 October, 2019.

William Vaughan is a son of Mr David Arthur John Vaughan, CBE QC [born 1938] and Mrs Vaughan.

Laura is a daughter of the Hon Hugh Nigel Thomas Fairfax [born 1958], by his wife the former Victoria Janet Neave, scion of the baronets of that name.

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Climie/Fox-Andrews engagement

 The engagement was announced 19 November, 2021, between Thomas James Climie [born 1989], descended from the Graham baronets, son of Colin George Climie [born 1958], of Ditchling, East Sussex, and his wife the former [Sarah] Jane Muir [born 16 September, 1957], and Emma Mary Fox-Andrews [born 1988], descended from the Barons Dunboyne, daughter of Piers Norman James Fox-Andrews [born 11 August, 1954], of Rogate, West Sussex, and his wife the former Elizabeth Keith Allan.

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[Anne] Jacqueline Errington 1935-2021

 [Anne] Jacqueline Errington, died 12 November, 2021, aged 86. She was a scion of the Errington baronets; born 12 September, 1935, daughter of Sir Eric Errington, 1st Baronet [1900-73], who was Conservative MP for Aldershot, 1954-70, and created a baronet, 26 June, 1963, by his wife the former Marjorie Grant Bennett [died 1973], and was unmarried. She was a sister of Sir Geoffrey Errington, 2nd Baronet [1926-2015], and aunt of Sir Robin Errington, 3rd Bt.

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Myrtle/Barclay engagement

 The engagement was announced 19 November, 2021, between Benjamin John E. Myrtle [born 1991], son of Richard A.J. Myrtle, of Stoke Goldington, Buckinghamshire, and his wife the former Anne Helen Rogers, & Rachel Amanda Barclay [born 1992], scion of that landed gentry family of Higham, daughter of Robert Charles William Barclay [born 1957], of Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire, and his wife the former Susan Harriet Ralli [born 13 January, 1963], scion of the Ralli baronets.

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Annabelle Victoria and Zara Alexandra Micklem [born 2021]

 Lauren Micklem [nee Godwin] wife of Henry James Micklem [born 1993], gave birth to twin daughtes, Annabelle Victoria and Zara Alexandra, 30 October, 2021.

Henry Micklem is a son of Alexander David Robert Micklem [born 11 March, 1965], of Great Waltham, Essex, by his wife the former Jennifer Jane Healy.

Lauren Micklem is the yst daughter of Mr & Mrs David Godwin, of Plazac, France.

Henry Micklem is a grandson of David Robert Micklem, who married 14 Apr, 1956, Sarah Caroline Georgiana Milburn [born 11 Apr, 1935], scion of the Milburn baronets, daughter of Archibald William Milburn [1887-1965], by his wife the former Eleanor Lilias Tufnell [1898-1983], scion of that landed gentry family.

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Grandson for Lord and Lady Hesketh

 The Hon Mrs Frederick Fermor-Hesketh [née Petrina Nyström], wife of the Hon Frederick Hatton [Freddie] Fermor-Hesketh [born 13 Oct, 1988], scion of the Barons Hesketh, gave birth to a son, Alexander Frederick, 11 November, 2021, a brother for Eva Florence, who was born 2 June, 2020.

The Hon Freddie Hesketh is the son and heir of the 3rd Baron Hesketh [born 28 Oct, 1950], by his wife the former Hon Claire Georgina Watson [born 7 Jan, 1952], daughter of the 3rd Baron Manton [1924-2003].

Petrina is Bella Freud's PR woman.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

James Digby Legard

 James Digby Legard who died 6 November 2021, aged 75, was a scion of the Legard baronets.

He was born 17 June, 1946, the third son of Sir Thomas Digby Legard, 14th Baronet [1905-84], of Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Mary Helen L'Estrange Malone [born 25 March, 1911- died 20 January, 1994].

He married 5 Aug, 1969, Daphne Jane West, daughter of Deniston Hayton West, by whom he had issue, a son, Thomas [born 1971], and a daughter, Sophie [born 1973].

A Service of thanksgiving will be held at St John of Beverley's Church, Harpham, East Yorkshire, on  26 November, 2021.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Peter Ronald Wise 1929-2021

 Peter Ronald Wise, who has died aged 91, was a descendant of the Baillie landed family of Dochfour, and former husband of a cousin of the Queen.

He was born 29 December, 1929, son of Capt Anthony Forster Wise [1885-1976], and his wife the former Eve Elizabeth Glentworth Baillie [1904-76]. His sister, [Elizabeth] Ursula Forster Wise [who died in 1993], was the first wife of the 3rd Baron Burton, DL [1924-2013], Grand Master Mason in Scotland 1994-2000.

Peter Wise married 29 April, 1965 [divorced 1975], Elizabeth Alice Abel Smith [born 5 September, 1936], scion of that landed family, daughter of Colonel Sir Henry Abel Smith, KCVO [1900-1993], and his wife the Lady May Helen Emma Cambridge [1906-1994], only daughter of HSH Prince Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George of Teck later Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George [Cambridge], 1st and last Earl of Athlone, KG GCB GCMG GCVO DSO PC [1874-1957], and his wife  HRH Princess Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline of Albany, VA GCVO GBE [1883-1981], daughter of HRH Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert, 1st Duke of Albany, KG KT GCSI GCMG PC [1853-1884], fourth son of Her Majesty Queen Victoria [1819-1901].

Peter and Elizabeth Wise had a daughter, Emma Charlotte [born 1 Sept, 1973, and who died in infancy, 9 June, 1974].

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Atticus Hamilton Idelji-FitzGerald [born 2021]

 Blanche Catherine Idelji-FitzGerald [born 1990, nee FitzGerald], wife of Dr Saam Idelji-Tehrani, gave birth to a son, Atticus Hamilton, 5 November, 2021.

Dr Saam Idelji-Tehrani is the younger son of Mr B. Idelji-Tehrani and Ms A. Jahanbini.

Blanche Idelji-Fitzgerald is a daughter of Edward Hamilton FitzGerald, CBE, QC [born 1953], and his wife the former Rebecca Rose Fraser [born 4 May, 1957], scion of the Lords Lovat, daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Hugh Charles Patrick Joseph Fraser, MBE, MP [1918-1984], and his wife the former Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline Pakenham [born 27 August, 1932], daughter of the 7th Earl of ,Longford, KG, PC [1905-2001].

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Sir Norman Murray Crawford Isham, 14th Baronet, OBE 1930-2021

Sir Norman Isham, 14th Baronet, OBE, died 9 November, 2021. He was 91.

Norman Murray Crawford Isham was born 28 January, 1930, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Vere Arthur Richard Isham [1889-1968], and his wife the former Edith Irene Brown [1895-1973], and was descended from the 7th holder of the baronetcy [created by Charles I in 1627].

He succeeded to the baronetcy 20 Oct 2009, on the death of his elder brother, Sir Ian Isham, 13th Baronet.

He married 28 April, 1956, Joan Genet, daughter of Leonard James Genet, by whom he had two sons, Richard and Vere, and a daughter, Elizabeth. The elder son, Richard Leonard Vere Isham, born 30 December, 1958, succeeds to the baronetcy.

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Stevenson/Thompson engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 November, 2021, between the Hon William Beckford J. Stevenson [born 1984], son of the life peer the Baron Stevenson of Codenham [born 19 July, 1945], and his wife the former Charlotte Susan Vanneck [born 26 February, 1947], scion of the Barons Huntingfield, and Amy M. Thompson, daughter of Mr & Mrs Mark Thompson.

William Vanneck, 5th Baron Huntingfield [1883-1969] > Hon Sir Peter Vanneck, GBE [1922-99], sometime Lord Mayor of London > Charlotte Vanneck > Hon William Stevenson

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Galloway/Manningham-Buller engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 November, 2021, between Alistair J. Galloway, son of the late Walter Galloway and Mrs Monica Galloway, of Co Down, and Camilla Mary Manningham-Buller [born 1 July, 1992], scion of the Viscounts Dilhorne, daughter of the Hon James Edward Manningham-Buller [born 20 August, 1956], of Downpatrick, Co Down, and his wife the former Nicola Maria Mackie.

Camilla Manningham-Buller is a granddaughter paternally of the 2nd Viscount Dilhorne [born 28 February, 1932].

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Tulley/Chichester engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 November, 2021, between Max William A. Tulley [born 1992], son of Graeme A. Tulley [born 1955], of Wimbledon, London, and his wife the former Giulia M. Bunting [born 1958], and Sapphira Rose Chichester [born 1990], scion of the Marquesses of Donegall, daughter of the late Dermot Michael Claud Chichester [1953-2010], and his wife the former Shan McIndoe [born 1959] later wife of the 3rd Baron Hazlerigg [born 5 May, 1951].

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The Countess of Avon 1920-2021

 The Countess of Avon, widow of the Prime Minsiter Anthony Eden, and niece of Sir Winston Churchill, died 15 November, 2021, aged 101.

[Anne] Clarissa Spencer Churchill, was born 28 June, 1920, a scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, the only daughter of Major John Strange Spencer Churchill [1880-1947], and his wife the former Lady Gwendoline Theresa Maria Bertie [1885-1941], scion of the Earls of Lindsey and Abingdon.

Clarissa was a granddaughter of Lord Randolph Spencer Churchill [1849-1895], and his wife Jennie Jerome [1854-1921], and was a niece of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS [1874-1965], Prime Minister 1940-45, and 1951-55.

She married 14 Augusty, 1952, as his second wife, the Rt Hon [Robert] Anthony Eden, MP, MC, PC [born 12 June, 1897], son of Sir William Eden, 5th/7th Baronet [1849-1915], and his wife the former Sybil Frances Grey [died 1945], scion of the Earls Grey. 

Her husband was appointed a Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in 1954, and served as Prime Minister from April, 1955 to January, 1957. He was raised to the peerage, in 1961, as Viscount Eden, of Royal Leamington Spa, and Earl of Avon. He died 14 January, 1977, and was succeeded as 2nd Earl of Avon by his surviving son from his first marriage to Beatrice Beckett [1905-57]. The Earldom became extincy on the 2nd Earl's death, 17 Aug, 1985.

The Countess of Avon was childless.

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Carrallo Pendas/Stanbury marriage

 The marriage took place, 11 November, 2021, in Mauritius, between Spanish former footballer Sergio Joss Carrallo Pendas [born 28 September, 1994], and Caroline Alice Stanbury [born 1976], descended from the Barons Vestey.

It is Caroline Stanbury's second marriage. Her first was in 2004, to Cem Habib, by whom she has issue, sons Aaron and Zac, and daughter, Yasmine.

Caroline is a daughter of Anthony David Stanbury, of Lewcombe Manor, East Chelborough, Dorset, and his wife the former Elizabeth Alice Beale [born 1947], daughter of Colonel Basil Perry Beale, OBE, DL [died 1967], and his wife the former Alice Vestey [1918-2017], daughter of the the Hon George Ellis Vestey [1884-1968], and his wife the former Florence Mary Webster [d 1964].

William, 1st Baron Vestey > Hon George Vestey > Alice Vestey >Elizabeth Beale > Caroline Stanbury

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Michael Joseph Edmund Maxwell Stuart 1932-2021

 Michael Joseph Edmund Maxwell Stuart, who died 1 November, 2021, aged 89, was a scion of the Lords Herries of Terregles.

He was born 17 April, 1932, son of Francis Joseph Maxwell Stuart, 19th of Traquair [1886-1962], and his wife the former Dorothy Mary Hartley [who died 1975].

He married 8 August, 1970, Kirsteen Marion Forbes [Kirsty] Salvesen [born 1935], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Capt Harold Keith Salvesen [1897-1970], and his wife the former Marion Eleanora Cameron [1907-81], of that family of Lochiel, by whom he had a son, Justin [born 1973], and a daughter, Laura [born 1971].

The funeral takes place at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Lanark, 12 November , 2021.

William, 10th Lord Herries of Terregles > Hon Mary Anne Constable-Maxwell > Francis Maxwell-Stuary, 19th of Traquair > Michael Maxwell Stuart [1932-2021]

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Lady Starkey 1944-2021

 Lady Starkey, who died 5 November, 2021, aged 77, was the wife of Sir John Starkey, 3rd Baronet.

She was born Victoria Henrietta Fleetwood Fuller, 1 May, 1944, scion of the Fuller baronets, second daughter of Christopher Herbert Fleetwood Fuller [1908-76], and his wife the former Beatrice Susan Hambro [1912-77], scion of the banking landed gentry family.

She married 10 January, 1966, John Philip Starkey [born 8 May, 1938], son and heir of Sir William Starkey, 2nd Baronet [1899-1977], and his wife the former Irene Myrtle Francklin [died 1965]. Her husband, a former High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, of Norwood Park, Southwell, succeeded his father as 3rd baronet, 10 July, 1977.

Lady Starkey leaves issue, a son, Henry [born 1973], and three daughters, Suzannah [born 1966], Elizabeth [born 1975], and Katherine [born 1977].

The funeral takes place at Southwell Minster, 15 Dec, 2021.

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Hon Caroline Elizabeth Appleyard-List [nee Arbuthnot] 1935-2021

 The Hon Caroline Elizabeth Appleyard-List, who died 21 October, 2021, aged 86, was a scion of the Barons Wharton.

She was born Caroline Elizabeth Arbuthnot, 28 August, 1935, daughter of David George Arbuthnot [1905-85], scion of the Arbuthnot baronets, and his first wife Dorothy Elizabeth Kemeys-Tynte, suo jure [10th] Baroness Wharton [1907-74].

On her mother's death, 4 May, 1974, the Barony of Wharton [created in 1544] fell into abeyance between Caroline and her elder sister, Myrtle [1934-2000], and in 1990 the abeyance was terminated in favour of the elder sister, who became 11th Baroness Wharton.

Caroline Arbuthnot married 10 October, 1970, Capt Jonathan Cecil Appleyard-List, CBE, RN [1935-2008], son of Cecil Rhodes List, by his wife the former Muriel Appleyard, by whom she had one daughter, Zoe Sofia, who was born 13 Oct, 1973.

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Fra’ Matthew Festing [1949-2021], 79th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta

 Fra’ Matthew Festing, 79th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, died 12 November, 2021, in Malta. He was 71. Elected in March 2008, he served as Grand Master until January 2017.

Fra’ Matthew Festing was in Malta, where on 4 November he attended the solemn profession of religious vows of Fra’ Francis Vassallo in St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. A few hours later he felt ill and was taken to hospital where his condition appeared immediately serious.

The Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Marco Luzzago in offering prayers for Fra’ Matthew, invites all members and volunteers of the Order of Malta to pray for his soul.

[Robert] Matthew Festing was born 30 November, 1949, son of Field Marshal

Sir Francis Wogan Festing, GCB, KBE, DSO, DL [1902-76], and his wife the former Mary Cecilia Riddell [1906-92].

He was educated at Ampleforth and St. John’s College Cambridge, where he read history. Matthew Festing served in the Grenadier Guards and held the rank of colonel in the Territorial Army. An art expert, for most of his professional life he worked at an international art auction house. He was appointed OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II and served as one of her Deputy Lieutenants in the county of Northumberland.

Fra’ Matthew Festing became a member of the Sovereign Order of Malta in 1977 and took solemn religious vows in 1991. Between 1993 and 2008 he was Grand Prior of England, the first holder of that role for 450 years. In this capacity, he led humanitarian aid missions to Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia. He was a descendant of Sir Adrian Fortescue, a knight of Malta, who was martyred in 1539.

Elected Prince and 79th Grand Master on 11 March 2008, he resigned the position on 28 January 2017.

During his 10 years at the helm of the Order, he travelled to the five continents to strengthen diplomatic relations with countries and to see the Order’s works around the world at first hand. He has taken part in dozens of Order of Malta pilgrimages to Lourdes and others Marian shrines, taking personal care of disabled pilgrims.

He was made an honorary citizen of Rapallo, Italy (2008); Pompeii, Italy (2014) and Birgu, Malta (2015). He has received honorary degrees in Humane Letters, Catholic University of America (2009); Doctorate of Divinity, Northumbria University (2010); Doctor of Public Service, John Cabot University (2014); Religious and Human Science, Santa Maria la Antigua Catholic University (2016).

The date of the funeral has not yet been established.


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Augustus Robin Gregory Newman Ball [born 2021]

 Lucinda Anlaby Joan Ball [nee Newman, born 15 June, 1986], wife of Alan G. Ball, gave birth to a son, Augustus Robin Gregory Newman, 8 November, 2021, a brother for Andolie Nina Patricia, who was born 16 February, 2020.

Alan Ball is a son of Gregory Ball, of Shellharbour, Australia. 

Lucinda Ball is a daughter of the late Robin George Newman [1936-2009], and his wife the former Lavinia Anlaby Legard [born 4 July, 1944], scion of the Legard baronets.

The infant is descended from the Earls of Clarendon:-

George Hyde Villiers, 6th Earl of Clarendon > Lady Nina Villiers > Robin Newman > Lucinda Newman > Augustus Ball

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Crawley/Rugge-Price engagement

 The engagement was announced 13 November, 2021, between Aidan Harold Winston Crawley [born 22 October, 1983], son of the late Randall Stafford Crawley [1950-88], and his wife the former Marita Georgina Phillips [born 28 May, 1954] [now Mrs Marita Knight], & Mrs Alice Sophie Keswick [born 22 May, 1985, nee Rugge-Price], former wife of Archibald David Keswick [born 1980], scion of that landed family, and daughter of James Keith Alan [Jamie] Rugge-Price [born 10 Oct, 1944], scion of the Rugge-Price baronets, and his former wife Alexa Crookshank [now Mrs Alexa Vere Nicoll].

Aidan Crawley is descended from the Royal House of Russia, via the Wernher baronets.

Nicholas I, Tsar of Russia > Grand Duke Michael of Russia [d 1909] > Grand Duke Michael of Russia [d 1929] > Anastasia [Zia] de Torby > Georgina Wernher > Marita Phillips > Aidan Crawley

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Strang Steel/Munro engagement

 The engagement was announced 13 November, 2021, between [Fiennes] Edward Strang Steel [born 8 November, 1978], son and heir of Sir [Fiennes] Michael Strang Steel, 3rd Baronet [born 22 February, 1943], of Philiphaugh, Selkirk, and his wife the former Sarah Jane Russell, & Antonia J. Munro, younger daughter of Mrs Tima Munro, and the late D.M. Munro, of  Cockairnie, Fife.

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Hill/Simpkiss engagement

 The engagement was announced 13 November, 2021, between the Hon Archie William Augustus Hill [born 1995], only son of the life peer the Baron Hill of Oreford, CBE, PC [b 24 July, 1960], of Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Alexandra Jane Nettlefield, & Jane Stella Simpkiss [born 12 Dec, 1994], younger daughter of Judge [Richard] Jonathan Simpkiss [born 1951], of London, and his wife the former Elizabeth Anne Weaver [born 1959].

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Eliot/Pearce engagement

 The engagement was announced 13 November, 2021, between Ralph Morrell Arthur Eliot [born 1992], son of Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Ralph Michael Eliot [born 1951], of Bath, Somerset, and his wife the former Hon Annabel Tracy Russell [born 29 December, 1959], scion of the Barons Russell of Liverpool, & Davina Constance Pearce [born 7 October, 1992], younger daughter of Gareth David Pearce, of Lacock, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Virginia Louise Miller.

2nd Baron Russell of Liverpool > Hon Langley Russell > Hon Annabel Russell > Ralph Eliot

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Loyd/Nicholl engagement

 The engagement was announced 13 November, 2021, between Christopher Philip [Kit] Loyd [born 1993], scion of the Loyd landed family of Lockinge, son of Thomas Loyd, of Oxfordshire, and his former wife the former Kirsten Mary Wroughton [born 1959] [now Mrs Kirsten Loyd, of Berkshire], scion of the Wroughton landed gentry family, & Naomi Lydia Nicholl [born 23 May, 1994],daughter of Stephen Nicholl, of London, and his wife Eloise Price.

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Sir Thomas Stockdale, 2nd Baronet 1940-2021

 Sir Thomas Stockdale, 2nd Baronet, died 28 October, 2021. He was 81.

Thomas Minshull Stockdale was born 7 January, 1940, son of Sir Edmund Villiers Minshull Stockdale, 1st Baronet [1903-89], and his wife the Hon Louise Fermor-Hesketh [1911-1994], scion of the Barons Hesketh.

The barrister, of Weston Patrick, Hampshire, succeeded his father in the baronetcy, 1989.

He married 5 June, 1965, Jacqueline Ha-Van-Vuong, by whom he had a son and a daughter. The son, John Minshull Stockdale, born 13 December, 1967, succeeds as third baronet.

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Christie/ Stanley engagement

 The engagement was announced 13 November, 2021, between James John H. Christie [born 1994], son of Andrew H. Christie, and his wife the former Antonia Woodthorpe, of South Harting, West Sussex, and Sabrina Laura Stanley [born 1992], scion of the Barons Stanley of Alderley, and Sheffield, second daughter of Oliver Hugh Stanley [born 30 June, 1959], of Beaulieu, Hampshire, and his wife the former Sophie Elizabeth Holmes.

Thomas Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath > Lady Alice Kathleen Violet Thynne > Hon Richard Stanley > Oliver Stanley > Sabrina Stanley

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Robert Edward Richard Pepys [born 2021]

 Rosemary Claire Pepys [nee Penny, born 1980], wife of [George] Oliver Frere Pepys [born 29 March, 1982], scion of the Earls of Cottenham, gave birth to a son, Robert Edward Richard, 10 November, 2021, a brother for Alexander Henry Christopher, who was born 26 November, 2019.

Oliver Pepys is a son of [Charles] Richard Ekin Pepys [born 1 December, 1951], of Exton, Hampshire, by his wife the former Jane Elizabeth Cracroft Frere-Cook [born 17 February, 1954], descended from the Cracroft-Amcotts landed gentry family.

Rosemary Pepys is a daughter of Nigel Henry Penny [born Oct 1947[, of Elstead, Surrey, and his wife the former Vivien W Dawes [born 1944].

Charles Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham > Hon George Pepys > Rev Charles Pepys > Rt Rev George Pepys > Charles Pepys > Oliver Pepys > Robert Pepys [born 2021]

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Friday, November 12, 2021

Bell/Grosse engagement

 The engagement was announced 12 November, 2021, between the Hon Harry Leigh Bell [born 1991], son of the late life peer Timothy John Leigh [Tim] Bell, the Baron Bell [1941-2019], and his second wife, the former Virginia Wallis Hornbrook [now Virginia, Baroness Bell, of Selham, West Sussex] and Stephanie Jane Grosse [born 1997], eldest daughter of Mr Simon Alexander Grosse [born 1973], of St Albans, Hertfordshire, and his former wife Mrs Clare Cummins [nee Saunders], of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

Harry Bell's father, Tim Bell, was the advertising and public relations executive, best known for his advisory role in Margaret Thatcher's three successful general election campaigns and his co-founding and 30 years of heading Bell Pottinger.

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Oscar Ward [born 2021]

 Tara Nel Ward [born 1988, nee Wheating], wife of Adam D. Ward, and a descendant of the Viscounts Esher, gave birth to a son, Oscar, 8 November, 2021.

Adam Ward is a son of Commander and Mrs David Ward, of Maryfield, Cornwall.

Tara Ward is the elder daughter of Geoffrey Stuart Wheating, of Horningsham, Wiltshire, by his late wife the former Kim Marie Thornton [1961-2006], daughter of Brian Maurice Thornton [ born 26 February, 1937], and his wife the former Verity Gladys Lawrence [b 1937].

Reginald Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher, GCVO > Hon Maurice Brett > Angela Brett > Brian Thornton > Kim Thornton > Tara Wheating > Oscar Ward

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Lady Forwood 1925-2021

 Lady Forwood, who died 15 October, 2021, aged 96, was the widow of Sir Peter Forwood, 4th and last Baronet [1925-2019].

She was born Helen Roy Murphy, in 1925, daughter of James Murphy, MBE, and his wife the former Nellie Lousie Worth, and married in 1950, Peter Noel Forwood, son of Arthur Noel Forwood [1881-1959], and his wife the former Hyacinth Pollard [died 1972]. Her husband succeeded his cousin, 25 Jan 2001, as fourth baronet, and died 12 September, 2019, when the baronetcy became extinct.

Lady Forwood leaves six daughters, Susan [born 1951], Diana [born 1953], Jane [b 1954], Joanna [born 1956], Caragh [b 1958], and Amanda [born 1963].

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Nigel Francis Brooke 1937-2021

 Nigel Francis Brooke, who died 2 November, 2021, aged 84, was a scion of the Brooke baronets [now represented by the Viscounts Brookeborough]; and was born 20 Aug, 1937, son of Major-General Frank Hastings Brooke, CB, CBE, DSO [1909-82], and his wife the former Helen Edith Mary Berkeley [1912-73].

Hans Hastings, 12th Earl of Huntingdon > Lady Arabella Hastings > Rt Hon Francis Brooke > Lt-Col George Brooke > Maj-Gen Frank Brooke > Nigel Brooke [d 2021]

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Sally Cadbury [nee Strouvelle] [died 2021]

 Sally Cadbury, who died 4 November, 2021, was the wife of Peter Cadbury, scion of the eponymous chocolate manufacturing dynasty, and mother of the Duchess of Argyll.

She was a daughter of Peter Frederick Strouvelle, of East London and South Africa, and married in 1969, Peter Hugh George Cadbury [born 1943], scion of that landed family of Northfield, son of [John] Christopher Cadbury [1908-95], and his wife the former Honor Mary Milward [1907-57], a member of that landed gentry family, by whom she had a son, Simon Charles [born 1975], and a daughter, Eleanor Mary [born 26 Jan, 1973].

Her daughter, Eleanor, married 8 June, 2002, Torquil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll [born 29 May, 1968].

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Wilson/Boscawen engagement

 The engagement was announced 11 November, 2021, between Henry C.P. Wilson, son of Mr and Mrs Christopher Wilson of Aston-Le-Walls, Northamptonshire, & Georgia Olivia Catharine Boscawen [born 1992], scion of the Viscounts Falmouth, daughter of the Hon Nicholas John Boscawen [born 14 January, 1957], of East Peckham, Kent, and his wife the former Virginia Mary Rose Beare [born 1961].

Georgia Boscawen is a granddaughter paternally of the 9th Viscount Falmouth [born 31 Oct, 1919].

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Hugh Rinnes Duff Tennant 1932-2021

 Hugh Rinnes Duff Tennant, late the Scots Guards, who died 5 November, 2021, aged 89, was a scion of the Tennant baronets [later Barons Glenconner].

He was born 1 September, 1932, a son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Edward Tennant, MC, DSO [1890-1941], and his second wife the former Victoria Maud Veronica Duff [died 5 July, 1967], scion of the Duff baronets, and a granddaughter maternally of the 4th Earl of Lonsdale [1855-82], &c.

He married in 2015, as her second husband, the Hon [Margaret] Anne Grant [born 22 March, 1937], daughter of Maj Sir Arthur Lindsay Grant, 11th Baronet [1911-44], and his wife the life peeress Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie [1915-78].

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Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Sir William Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster, 2nd Baronet 1950-2021

  Sir William Reierson Arbuthnot, 2nd Baronet, died 7 October, 2021. He was 71.

He was born 2 September, 1950, son of Major Sir John Sinclair-Wemyss Arbuthnot, 1st Baronet [1912-92], Conservative MP for Dover 1950-64, and one of the last to be created a baronet, in 1964, by his wife the former Margaret Jean Duff [born 29 September, 1919].

Sir William was with Arbuthnot Latham Holdings between 1970 and 1976. He was with Joynson-Hicks & Co. between 1978 and 1981. He was deputy chairman of High Premium Group in 1994. He was a director of ALM Ltd in 1997. He succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 13 June, 1992. 

Sir William married 26 August, 2010, Louise Alexandra Mary Barry, daughter of [Edward] Bruce Barry [1928-95], and his wife the former Bernice Pamela Cheeseman [1929-2011], by whom he had issue, twin sons, Henry [Harry], and John [Jack]. He also had a daughter, Thomasina Lucy, born in 1998, from a previous relationship. The elder son, Henry William [Harry] Arbuthnot, born 21 March, 2011, now succeeds as third baronet.

A Memorial service takes place 30 November, 2021, St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Chelsea.

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Hon William Alexander Hugh Napier, Master of Napier 1996-2021

 The Hon William Alexander Hugh Napier, Master of Napier, son and heir of the Lord Napier and Ettrick, died 28 August, 2021, aged 25.

He was born 10 June, 1996, the only son of the 15th Lord Napier of Merchistoun [born 3 Nov, 1962] [Scottish peerage Lord Napier of Merchistoun, cr 1627], and the 6th Baron Ettrick [cr UK, 1872], and his wife the former Zara Jane McCalmont [born 1964], daughter of Hugh Dermot McCalmont, of Newmarket, Suffolk.

He is survived by both parents,  and a sister, the Hon Sophie Eleanor Rose Napier [born 24 May, 1999].

The heir presumptive to the Lordship of Napier of Merchistoun is now Lord Napier's daughter, Sophie, Mistress of Napier. King Charles II in 1680 rewarded the 3rd Lord Napier with a special remainder allowing his peerage to pass to male and female descendants whatsoever. Lord Napier had been a loyal supporter of the Stuart cause and of King Charles I in the English Civil War.

The heir presumptive to the Barony of Ettrick is Lord Napier's younger brother, the Hon Nicholas Napier [born 27 February, 1971].

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Monday, November 08, 2021

Elisabeth Joan Sparrow 1928-2021

 Elisabeth Joan Sparrow [nee Wilbraham], who died 23 October, 2021, aged 93, was a scion of the Wilbraham family, formerly of Delamere; born 12 August, 1928, the only daughter of Major Edward Jack Wilbraham, MC, sometime ADC to HRH Prince Arthur of Connaught, by his wife the former Evelyn Martin; and married 24 September, 1949, Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Ernald Sparrow, MC, TD, The Rifle Brigade, of Birtles Old Hall, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, son of Lt-Col. W.G.K. Sparrow, of Birtles Old Hall, by whom she had issue, three sons, Geoffrey Randle John [b 14 Aug, 1951], Justin Maurice Andrew [b 12 June, 1953], and Piers Christopher Martin [b 15 March, 1958].

The 1st Earl Fortescue > Lady Anne Fortescue > Colonel Thomas Wilbraham > Edward Sidney Wilbraham > Edward Jack Wilbraham > Elisabeth Wilbraham [d 2021]

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[John] William Clark-Maxwell 1933-2021

 [John] William Clark-Maxwell, who died 4 November, 2021, was head of that landed gentry family, of Speddoch.

He was born in 1933, son of John Noel Clark-Maxwell [1903-1987], and his wife the former Anne Joan Fearnley-Whittingstall [1906-1985], of that landed gentry family; and married Juliet Nina Stratton [born 1942], scion of that landed gentry family, by whom he had a son, James [born 1975], who succeeds him as head of the family.

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Sunday, November 07, 2021

Birch Reynardson/Koch de Gooreynd engagement

 The engagement was announced 6 November, 2021, between Edward Henry Birch Reynardson [born 1993], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Thomas Henry Birch Reynardson [born 1956], of Adwell House, and his wife the former Imogen Mary Caldecott [born 1957], and Tamara Manuela Koch de Gooreynd [born 1992], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Peter Frederick Leopold Koch de Gooreynd [born 31 Aug, 1958], of Yarn Hill House, Epwell,  and his wife the former Carolyn Antonia N. Parker.

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Carolyn Lucile Peploe [nee Czernin]

 Carolyn Lucile Peploe [nee Czernin], died 30 October, 2021. She was 80.

She was born 9 May, 1941, as Countess Carolyn Lucille Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, daughter of   Squadron Leader Count Manfred Maria Edmund Ralph Beckett Czernin von und zu Chudenitz [1913-62], and his wife the former Maud Sarah Hamilton [b 4 Apr, 1917], scion of the Dukes of Abercorn; and married 9 July, 1966, Charles Norman George Peploe [born 1 September, 1930], son of Capt Charles Reid Peploe [1890-1933], and his wife the former Catherine Mary Macfie [1897-1980], by whom she had issue, two sons, Manfred and Fergus.

James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn > Lord George Hamilton > Ronald Hamilton > Maud Hamilton > Carolyn Czernin

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2nd Baron Grimthorpe > Hon Lucy Beckett > Count Manfred Czernin > Carolyn Czernin

The funeral service takes place at Warriston Crematorium, Cloister Chapel, Edinburgh, 18 November 2021.

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Saturday, November 06, 2021

The Baron Macfarlane of Bearsden, KT, DL, FRSE 1926-2021

 The Baron Macfarlane of Bearsden, KT, DL, FRSE, who died 5 November, 2021, aged 95, was a Scottish industrialist, and a Conservative life peer in the House of Lords.

Norman Somerville Macfarlane was born 5 March, 1926, and educated at the High School of Glasgow.

He was a Royal Artillery Officer in the British military personnel of the Palestine Emergency, Norman Macfarlane was a Member of the Council of the Confederation of British Industry Scotland from 1975 to 1981, a Board Member of the Scottish Development Agency from 1979 until 1987, and a Member of the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland from 1980 to 1982. He received a knighthood in 1983, and was created a life peer with the title Baron Macfarlane of Bearsden, in the District of Bearsden and Milngavie, for the Conservative Party, on 29 July 1991, and was appointed a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle in 1996.

 He retired from the House of Lords on 21 July 2016. Lord Macfarlane of Bearden was Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1992, 1993 and 1997. He had been a member of Glasgow Art Club since 1969. In 1991 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Macfarlane was Honorary Patron of Queen's Park Football Club.

In 1953 he married Marguerite (Greta) Campbell, who survives him with a son and four daughters.

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Kelly/Spender engagement

The engagement was announced 6 November, 2021, between Frederick George Bacon Kelly [born 1997], eldest son of Paul Kelly, of Little Gaddesden, and his wife the former Patricia Margaret Bacon [born 1962], scion of the Bacon baronets, and Emma Beth Spender [born 1998], daughter of Mr and Mrs John Spender, of Penwortham, Lancashire.

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Mendelssohn/Hay engagement

 The engagement was announced 6 November, 2021, between Jack Frederick David Mendelssohn [born 19 Dec, 1989], son of Martin Charles Mendelssohn [born 1958], and his wife the former Emma Joanne Williams, and Olivia Margaret Rose Hay [born 1990], daughter of Andrew Nicholas John Hay [born 10 October, 1951], and his wife the former Virginia Jane [Ginny] Coats [born 27 August, 1954], scion of the Coats Barons Glentanar.

Olivia Hay is a granddaughter of the late Sir (Alan) Philip Hay, KCVO, by his wife the former Lady Margaret Katharine Seymour, Woman of the Bedchamber to HM The Queen 1953-75, scion of the Marquesses of Hertford (Peerage, GB, cr 1795), sister of the 7th Marquess, &c. 

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Friday, November 05, 2021

Emily Grace Martin-Smith [born 2021]

 Amy Louise Martin-Smith [nee Williams], wife of David Julian Martin-Smith [born 1984], scion of the Smith landed gentry family of Midhurst, gave birth to a daughter, Emily Grace, 30 October, 2021, a sister for Edward [born 10 September, 2018], and for William [born 9 May, 2020].

Amy is a daughter of Roy Williams, of Amscote, co Warwick. David Martin-Smith is a son of Andrew Everard Martin-Smith [born 12 June, 1952], of Ringstead, Norfolk, and his wife the former Jennifer Ann Dent [born 27 May, 1957], daughter of Sir Robin Dent, KCVO [1929-99], and his wife the Hon Ann Camilla Denison-Pender [born 18 June, 1931], daughter of the 2nd Baron Pender [1907-65].

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Ann Bell-Irving [nee Weatherall] 1925-2021

 Ann Bell-Irving [nee Weatherall] who died 30 October, 2021, aged 95, was a scion of the Weatherall family, of the Jardine Matheson finance empire.

She was born 12 November, 1925, at Andover, Hampshire, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Nigel Edward Weatherall, OBE [1891-1962], and his wife the former Gladys Victoria Drabble [1897-1957]; and married in 1949, John Bell-Irving [1922-90], head of that landed gentry family, of Whitehill, by whom she had two sons, John [Robin] [born 1952], and the late Andrew [1955-2004].

Mrs Bell-Irving's brother, Capt Anthony Weatherall [1924-2013], of Cowhill, Dumfriesshire, was father of Catherine Weatherall [who married and divorced Sir Nicholas Soames], and Isobel, Countess of Strathmore & Kinghorne, first wife of the 18th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, a cousin of the Queen.

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Mungo Church on 16 November, 2021.

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Serov/Brooke engagement

 The engagement was announced 5 November, 2021, between Dmitry Serov, son of Boris and Ludmila Derov, of Connecticut, United States, and Emily Brooke, MBE [born 1985], scion of the Brooke baronets, elder daughter of Maj. [George] Hugo Hastings Brooke [born 26 July, 1936], and his former wife the former Paula Elizabeth Morris [she married 2ndly, 2002, Ian MacLaurin, the Baron MacLaurin of Knebworth, DL life peer, born 30 March, 1937].

Sir Henry Brooke, 1st Baronet [1770-1834] > George Brooke [1805-74] > Francis Brooke [1851-1920] > George Brooke [1878-1966] > Frank Brooke [1909-82] > Hugo Brooke [b 1936] > Emily Brooke [b 1985].

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Thursday, November 04, 2021

Jean Mary Miles [née Buxton] 1930-2021

 Jean Mary Miles [née Buxton], who died 27 October, 2021, aged 91, was a scion of the Buxton baronets.

She was born 29 April, 1930, daughter of Maj. Anthony Buxton [1881-1970], and his wife the former Mary Philomena Constable-Maxwell [1893-1953], scion of the Lords Herries of Terregles; and married 11 February, 1956, Christopher Richard Miles [1928-2015], son of Maj. Walter Harold Miles and his wife the former Joyce Marjorie Greenwell [1903-95], daughter of Sir Bernard Greenwell, 2nd Baronet [1874-1939], by whom she had issue, two sons, Richard and Hubert, and two daughters, Mary and Sophia.

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Barber/Philip engagement

 The engagement was announced 4 November, 2021, between Benjamin Charles St John Barber [born 1997], younger son of John William Mackenzie Barber, of Martyr Worthy, Hampshire, and his wife the former Nicola Rosemary St John [born 8 September, 1960], & Georgina Alexandra Corben Philip [born 1998], younger daughter of Mr Simon Philip, of Marden, Kent, and Mrs Alison Philip [nee Whyte], of Offham, Kent.

Benjamin Barber is descended from the Barons St John of Bletso:-

The 15th Baron St John of Bletso [1811-74] > Rev Hon Edmund St John [1848-84] > Edmund St John [1879-1945] > Oliver St John [1927-2005] > Nicola St John [b 1960] > Benjamin Barber [b 1997]

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Lundgren/Willoughby engagement

 The engagement was announced 4 November, 2021, between Lukas Lundgren, son of Mr & Mrs Stefan Lundgren, of Palma, Mallorca, and Eritrea Isabella Willoughby [born 20 January, 1996], scion of the Barons Middleton, second daughter of Guy Nesbit John Willoughby [born 2 June, 1960], of Ayrshire, and the former Fiona Kathryn Stewart-Blacker [born 1961, now Mrs Fiona Willoughby, of Northumberland].

Eritrea Willoughby is a granddaughter of Brig the Hon Henry Willoughby [1932-2009], and a great-granddaughter of the 11th Baron Middleton, KG [1887-1970].

Eritrea is descended from Frederick, Prince of Wales: -

King George II > Frederick, Prince of Wales > Prince William, Duke of Gloucester > Louisa La Coast [illegitimate] > Alexander Bosville > Julia Bosville > Godfrey Willoughby, 10th Baron Middleton > Michael Willoughby, 11th Baron Middleton [see above]

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Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Felix David Gray Dewez [born 2021]

 Susannah Mary Lavinia Dewez [née Coltman, born 1987], wife of [Adrien] Maxwell Dewez [born 1988], gave birth to a son, Felix David Gray, in New York City, 16 October, 2021.

Max Dewez is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Patrick Dewez, of Monte Carlo.

Susannah Dewez is the only daughter of the late David Alexander Coltman [1942-2011], and his wife the former Hon Mary Cecilia Whitelaw [born 15 November, 1947], of Peebles, daughter of the 1st and last Viscount Whitelaw, KT, CH, MC, PC, DL [1918-99].

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Sir Peter Petrie, 5th Baronet CMG 1932-2021

Sir Peter Petrie, 5th Baronet, CMG, died in France, 28 October, 2021. The retired diplomat was 89.

Sir Peter served in the Grenadier Guards 1954–56 before entering the Foreign Service. Later, he served in the UK Delegation to NATO in Paris 1958–61 and the UK High Commission in Delhi 1961–64 (also Chargé d'Affaires in Kathmandu in 1963). He was posted to the Cabinet Office 1965–67, the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York 1969–73 and was Head of Chancery at Bonn 1973–76. He returned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as head of the European Integration Department 1976–79 before being appointed Minister in the Paris embassy 1979–85 and finally British Ambassador to Belgium 1985–89. He was appointed CMG in 1980.

He was born 7 March, 1932, son of Sir Charles Petrie, 3rd Baronet [1895-1977], the historian, and his second wife the former Jessie Cecilia Mason [1901-87], and succeeded to to the baronetcy on the death of his elder half-brother, Sir Charles Petrie, 4th Baronet, 8 March, 1988.

Sir Peter married 8 November, 1958, Liduina Maria Fortunata Gräfin von Oberndorff [born at The Hague, 19 Feb, 1933], daughter of Charles-Alphonse Aurelius Amrie Fortunatus Antoine Graf von Oberndorff [1906-98], and his wife the former Jacqueline de Sauvan d'Aramon [1903-90], by whom he had issue, two sons, Charles and Wilfrid, and a daughter, Leticia.

The elder son, Charles James Petrie [born 16 September, 1959], succeeds to the baronetcy.

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Wolfgang Phoenix [Wolfie] Wennink [born 2021]

Henrietta Yasmin Wennink [nee Tiefenthaler, born 1984], wife of Oliver Neil Wennink [born 1981], gave birth to a son, Wolfgang Phoenix [Wolfie] 31 October, 2021, a brother for Atticus [born 3 June, 2020].

Oliver Wennink is a son of Michael Leendert Wennink [1950-2010], and his former wife Joanna Louise Campbell [born 9 July, 1953], scion of the Barons Colgrain.

Henrietta Wennink is a daughter of Dr Horst Ludwig Tiefenthaler and Erica Schicht.

Donald Campbell, 2nd Baron Colgrain [1891-1973] > Hon Neil Campbell, DSC [1922-2003] > Joanna Campbell [b 1953] > Oliver Wennink [b 1981] > Wolfie Wennink [b 2021]

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Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Mackay/Pope engagement

The engagement was announced 2 November, 2021, between the Hon Edward Andrew Mackay [born 21 January, 1974], second son of the 14th Lord Reay [1937-2013], and his former wife the Hon Annabel Thérèse [Tessa] Fraser [born 14 Oct, 1942 - now the Hon Lady Keswick, of Oare, Wiltshire], and Emily V. Pope, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Julian Pope, of Wimbledon, London.

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Allan/Buchanan-Jardine engagement

  The engagement was announved 2November, 2021, between Quincy Babatunde Allan [born 1984], son of Capt Leslie O. Allan and Chief Marlies Allan (nee Ordia), of Lagos, Nigeria, and Alice Fiona Buchanan-Jardine [born 1988], youngest daughter of Sir John Christopher Rupert Buchanan-Jardine, 5th Baronet [born 20 March, 1952], of Castlemilk, Dumfriesshire, and his wife the former Pandora Lavinia Murray-Lee [born 1952].

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Ottilie Rose Mary Shadbolt [born 2021]

 The Hon [Georgina] Poppy Shadbolt [née Law, born 16 Dec, 1984], wife of Adam Philip Shadbolt [born 28 March, 1984], and scion of the Barons Ellenborough, gave birth to a daughter, Ottilie Rose Mary, 26 October, 2021, a sister for Monty.

The Hon Poppy Shadbolt is a daughter of the 9th Baron Ellenborough [born 28 March, 1955], and his wife the former Hon Grania Janet Gray Boardman [born 1955], daughter of the life peer the Baron Boardman [1919-2003].

Adam is a son of Dr Peter J. Shadbolt and his wife the former Alison Norman.

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Jeremy Gwynne Pilcher 1933-2021

 Jeremy Gwynne Picher died 26 October, 2021, aged 88, head of the Pilcher landed gentry family.

Born in 1933, son of Lieutenant-Colonel William Spelman Pilcher, DSO [1888-1970], of Laggan House, and his wife the former Diana Gwynne-Lawrence [1910-1987]; and married firstly, 14 July, 1962 [div 1970], as her first husband, Susanna Rose Cely Trevilian [b 12 Oct, 1939], a granddaughter maternally of Sir Digby Lawson, 2nd Baronet [1880-1959]; married 2ndly, in 1981, Meredith Etherington-Smith [who died 25 January, 2020].

He had issue from his first marriage, Jonathan [born 2 Feb 1965], and twin daughters, Charlotte and Katharine [born 22 Aug 1963].

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Timothy Lancelot Fanshawe Royle 1931-2021

 Timothy Lancelot Fanshawe Royle died 27 October, 2021, aged 90.

He was born in 1931, a son of Sir Lancelot Carrington Royle, KBE [1898-1978], and his wife the former Barbara Rachel Haldin, and was descended from the Fanshawes of Parsloe Manor.

He was a younger brother of Anthony Royle [1927-2001], a Conservative MP and life peer as Baron Fanshawe of Richmond, KCMG.

He married in 1958, Margaret Jill Stedeford, by whom he had issue, two sons, Nicholas [born 1960], and Ivan [born 1966], and a daughter, Henrietta [born 1962].

John Fanshawe of Fanshawe Gate > Thomas Fanshawe (1533-1601) > William Fanshawe of Parsloes Manor (1583-1634) > John Fanshawe of Parsloes Manor (1620-1689) > John Fanshawe of Parsloes Manor (1662-1699) > Rear Admiral Charles Fanshawe (1699-1757) > Charles Fanshawe (1742-1814) > Rev John Charles Fanshawe (1780-1830) > Mariana Fanshawe > Rev Vernon Peter Fanshawe Archer Royle (1854-1929) > Sir Lancelot Royle KBE (1898-1978) > Timothy Royle (1931-2021)

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Sir [Thomas] Keith Hewitt Skinner, 4th Baronet 1927-2021

 Sir Keith Skinner, 4th Baronet, died 18 October, 2021. He was 93.

Thomas Keith Hewitt Skinner was born 6 December, 1927, son of Sir Thomas Gordon Skinner, 3rd Baronet [1899-1972], and his first wife the former Mollie Barbara Girling [died 1965]; and succeeded to the baronetcy [created in 1912] on his father's death, 22 November, 1972.

Sir Keith was managing director of Thomas Skinner & Company, publishers from 1952 to 1960, and was a director of Iliffe and Company between 1958 and 1965. He was chairman of Business Press International between 1970 and 1984. Sir Keith was director of Reed International between 1980 and 1990, & was chairman and chief executive of Reed Publishing Ltd between 1982 and 1990.

He married 29 Apr, 1929, Jill Tuckett [born 1935], daughter of Cedric Ivor Tuckett [1901-75], and his wife the former Lettice Charlotte Thompson [1909-93], by whom he had issue, two sons, Thomas and Ian. The elder son, Thomas James Hewitt Skinner [born 11 September, 1962], succeeds to the baronetcy.

The funeral takes place at Waveney Crematorium, 10 November, 2021.

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Hon Mrs Martin Fortescue [nee Lovell] [died 2021]

 The Hon Mrs Martin Fortescue, who died 25 October, 2021, aged 90, was the widow of the Hon Martin Fortescue, scion of the Earls Fortescue.

She was the former Caroline Lovell, daughter of William Henry Lovell, MC [1890-1937], & his wife the former Dorothy May Hopps [1903-71], & married firstly in 1954, Lieutenant Commander William Henry Paule Loftie, DSC, RN [1919-1976]; she married 2ndly, 18 November, 1994, as his second wife, the Hon Martin Denzil Fortescue [born 5 January, 1924], second son of the 6th Earl Fortescue [1893-1977], and his 1st wife the former Marjorie Ellinor Trotter, OBE [died 1964]. Martin Fortescue died 15 May, 2005.

Mrs Fortescue leaves issue from her first marriage, Charles, Rupert and Madeleine.

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Monday, November 01, 2021

Buxton/Crawford marriage

 The marriage took place 22 October, 2021, in Hong Kong, between Charles Robert James Buxton [born 12 December, 1986], scion of the Buxton baronets, younger son of James Anthony Fowell Buxton [born 14 March, 1948], of Galhampton, Somerset, and his wife the former Margaret Elizabeth Russell [born 11 Oct, 1945], scion of the Barons Ampthill, & Alexandra Louise Crawford [born 1987], daughter of Peter Crawford, of Kensington, London, and his wife the former Barbara Blatiak.

John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford [1766-1839]-->Lord George Russell [1790-1846]-->Odo Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill [1829-84]-->Arthur Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill [1869-1935]-->Admiral Hon Sir Guy Russell [1898-1977]-->Margaret Russell [b 1945]-->Charlie Buxton [b 1986].

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Alison Isabel Wolfe Murray [nee Boyd] [died 2021]

 Alison Isabel Wolfe Murray [nee Boyd], who died 19 October, 2021, aged 87, was the widow of Christopher Wolfe Murray, scion of the Murray of Blackbarony baronets.

She was a daughter of James Boyd, of Carradale, Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, and as Mrs Alison Rowe she married in 1980 [div 2002], as her second husband, Christopher Michael Wolfe Murray [1929-2010], son of Lieutenant-Colonel David Knightley Wolfe Murray [1897-1970], & his wife the former Ivry Cordelia Townsend [1897-1984]. She leaves a son from her first marriage.

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Etta Miranda Alabama Mostyn [born 2021]

 Lucy Concetta Mostyn (nee Rands, born 1987), wife of Henry Francis Joseph Ghislain Mostyn (born 1987), scion of the Mostyn baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Etta Miranda Alabama, 19 October, 2021, a sister for Inigo Harvey Ghislain, who was born in 2016, and for Viola Florence Ghislaine, born 28 May, 2018. 

Henry is a son of the Hon Sir Nicholas (Mr Justice) Mostyn (born 1957), of the baronets of that name, by his wife the former Lucy Joanna Willis.

Lucy is a daughter of (David) Harvey Rands (b 1951), by his wife the former (Florence) Anne Gretton-Watson.

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Frederick Thomas Fairfax Cartwright-Hignett [born 2021]

 Marianne Lucy Cartwright-Hignett (nee Edwards, born 1983), wife of William Fairfax Cartwright-Hignett (born 1982), gave birth to a son, Frederick Thomas Fairfax, 15 October, 2021, a brother for Horatio, who was born 25 December, 2018.

William Cartwright-Hignett is a son of John Jeremy Worthington Hignett (b 1939), by his wife the former Elizabeth Armine Julia Cartwright (b 1939), a granddaughter maternally of the 1st Viscount Weir (1877-1959).

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Hon [Oenone] Clarissa Luke [nee Chaplin] 1934-2021

 The Hon [Oenone] Clarissa Luke [nee Chaplin], who died 8 October, 2021, aged 87, was a scion of the exinct Viscounts Chaplin.

She was born 12 April, 1934, daughter of the 3rd [and last] Viscount Chaplin [1906-1981], and his first wife the former Alvilde Bridges [1909-94], dau of Lieut-Gen Sir George Bridges [1871-1939]; and married 25 June, 1958, Michael Charles Deane Luke[died 2005], son of Sir Harry Luke, KCMG, of Hollingbourne Manor, co Kent and his wife the former Joyce Evelyn Fremlin, by whom she had a son, Igor [born 1965], and three daughters, Chloe [born 1959], Oenona [born 1960], and Cressida [born 1961].

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David Lee Bruce-Gardyne 1937-2021

 David Lee Bruce-Gardyne, who died 15 October, 2021, aged 84, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born in 1937, son of Ian Meredith Bruce-Gardyne [1895-1964], and his wife the former Christine Annora Penelope Lee [1901-87], and was unm. He was predeceased by his sisters Eleanor in 2016, and Jean in 2019.

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Margaret Elizabeth Ward [née Troughton] 1934-2021

 Margaret Elizabeth Ward [née Troughton], died 20 October, 2021, aged 86.

She was born in 1934 a daughter of G. Troughton, of Curthwaite, co Cumberland, and married 3 February, 1962, Peter Richard Ward [1936-2003], descended from the Vans Agnew landed gentry family, by whom he had issue, two daughters, Sarah [born 1965], and Rowena [born 1966].

Maj. John Frazer Vans Agnew [1858-1919] > Frances Margaret Vans Agnew > Peter Ward [see above]

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Preato/Clough engagement

 The engagement has been announced between Alberto Preato, son of Mr and Mrs Silvano Preato, of Verona, Italy, and Alice Eleanor Clough [born 1991], daughter of Denis Henry Clough, of Braughing, Hertfordshire, and his wife the former Victoria Jane Pryor [born 1 March, 1962], scion of that landed gentry family, descended from the Pepys Earls of Cottenham.

Charles Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham [1781-1851] > Hon George Pepys [1832-90] > George Pepys [1868-1957] > Anna Pepys [1906-2000] > Roderick Pryor [1932-2017] > Victoria Pryor [1962] > Alice Clough [born 1991]

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Mills/Hoffnung engagement

 The engagement has been announced between Leo Nicholas J. Mills ]born 1984], elder on of [Giles Marshall] Hallam Mills, of Bisterne, Hampshire, and his wife the former Alison Cecila Spicer [born 16 November, 1955], scion of the Spicer baronets, and Rebecca Isabelle L. Hoffnung [born 1988], younger daughter of Mr Ben Hoffnung, of Gloucestershire, and Dr Martha Ladly.

Sir Stewart Spicer, 3rd Baronet [1888-1968] > Peter Spicer [1921-93] > Alison Spicer [b 1955] > Leo Mills [b 1984]

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George Tyssen Butler [1943-2021]

George Tyssen Butler, who died 21 October, 2021, aged 78, was a scion of the Butler baronets, and descended from the Dukes of Leinster.

Butler was a film-maker who launched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career and started a fitness boom with the documentary Pumping Iron.

He was born 12 October, 1943, son of Tyssen Desmond Butler [1906-97], and his wife the former Dorothy West [died 1999]; married in 1970 [div 1981], Mary Victoria Leiter [bornm 1950], daughter of Thomas Leiter [1912-58].

William FitzGerald, 2nd Duke of Leinster [1748-1804] > Lord William FitzGerald [1793-1864] > Geraldine FitzGerald [d 1896] > Thomas Butler [1862-1933] > Tyssen Butler [see above]

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Ottilie Rose Jean Farnfield [born 2021]

 Rebecca Rose [Rosie] Farnfield [née Miles, born 1987], wife of Sam Patrick Farnfield [born 1988], gave birth to a daughter, Ottilie Rose Jean, 3 July, 2021.

Rosie Farnfield is a descendant of the Greenwell and Buxton baronets, a daughter of Richard John Miles [born 1957], and his wife the former Juliet Caroline Frances Rigby.

Sam Farnfield is a son of Ian Murray Farnfield [b 1955], and his wife the former Janet Elizabeth Harper [b 1957].

Sir Bernard Greenwell, 2nd Baronet [1874-1939] > Joyce Marjorie Greenwell [b 1903] > Christopher Miles [b 1928] > Richard Miles [b 1957] > Rosie Miles [b 1987] > Ottilie Farnfield [b 2021]

10th Baron Herries of Terregles [1804-76] > Hon Bernard Constable-Maxwell > Mary Constable-Maxwell [1893-1953] > Jean Buxton [b 1930] > Richard Miles [b 1957] see above.

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