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Friday, December 31, 2021

Florence Evelyn Galloway Williams [born 2021]

Katie Olivia Williams [born 1988, nee Ramsay], wife of Major Charles A.G. Williams, and scion of the Earls of Dalhousie, gave birth to a daughter, Florence Evelyn Galloway, 24 December, 2021.

Maj Williams is a son of Jonathan Williams, of Horley, co Oxford, by his wife Jane.

Katie Williams is a daughter of Patrick William Maule Ramsay [born 17 May, 1951], of Burmington, Warwickshire, by his wife the former Fiona G.J. [Fudge] Stoddart [born 1960].

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Jamieson/St Clair-Erskine engagement

 The engagement was announced 31 December, 2021, between Oscar Andrew Jamieson [born 26 August, 1985], elder son of Andrew David Auldjo Jamieson [born 1956], of Thornham, Norfolk, and his wife the former Linda Clarke, & the Lady Alice St Clair-Erskine [born 14 June, 1988], elder daughter of the 7th Earl of Rosslyn, CVO, QPM [born 31 March, 1958], and the Countess of Rosslyn [nee Helen Watters].

Oscar Jamieson is a grandson paternally of Major David Auldjo Jamieson, VC, CVO [1920-2001[.

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Cadogan/Motion engagement

 The engagement was announced 31 December, 2021, beyween the Hon George Edward Charles Diether Cadogan [born 24 September, 1995], scion of the Earls Cadogan, son and heir of Edward Charles Cadogan, styled Viscount Chelsea [born 10 May, 1966], of London, and Katharina Johanna Ingeborg, Viscountess Chelsea [nee Hülsemann], and Davina Rose Motion [born 11 July, 1996], social editor of Tatler, the only daughter of Mr Andrew B. Motion [born circa 1961], of Sandwich, Kent, and his wife the former Celestine M.D. Atkins.

The Hon George Cadogan is a future Earl Cadogan and is heir to the vast Cadogan estates in London. His father is the heir apparent to the 8th Earl Cadogan [born 24 March, 1937].

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Moira Priscilla Coote Wootton 1931-2021

 Moira Priscilla Coote Wootton [nee Kaye], who died 24 December, 2021, aged 90, was a descendant of the Coote baronets.

She was born Moira Priscilla Coote Kaye, 16 May, 1931, daughter of Major Ronald Leslie Downing Kaye, TD [1899-1982], and his wife the former Evelyn Gertrude Eyre Coote [1900-60]; and married 4 April, 1956, Major Tony Peter Wootton, late 16th/5th Lancers [1929-2020], son of William Wootton, and his wife the former Eileen Amy Rendall, by whom she had issue, a son, Charles, and a daughter, Tiggy.

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Bellamy/Tottenham engagement

The engagement was announced 30 December, 2021, between Milo L.C. Bellamy, son of Dr and Mrs Michael Bellamy, of Jersey, Channel Islands, and Charlotte Susannah D. Tottenham [born 17 December, 1990], scion of that Irish landed gentry family, elder daughter of [Charles] Hugh Loftus Tottenham [born 1961], of Heckfield, Hampshire, and his wife the former Catherine [Katie] Waters.

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Duwe/Gray engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 December, 2021, between Miguel Duwe, son of  Mr Heribert Duwe, of Brazil, and Mrs Caroline Joyner-Duwe,  of Portugal, and Clementine Cary Willoughby Gray [born 1990], scion of the Gray baronets, younger daughter of Sir William Hume Gray, 3rd Baronet [born 26 July, 1955], of Co Durham, and his former wife the former Catherine Victoria Willoughby Naylor [now Catherine, Lady Gray, of London].

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Vita Ottilie Gilbert Baring [born 2021]

 Arabella Katharine Elizabeth Baring [born 1979, nee Gilbert], wife of Thomas Patrick Vivian Baring [born 8 June, 1979], scion of the Earls of Cromer, gave birth to a daughter, Vita Ottilie Gilbert, 30 November, 2021.

Arabella, scion of the Gilbert landed gentry family, is a daughter of Geoffrey Edmund Gilbert [1938-2020], and his wife the former Angela Mary Deane-Drummond [born 1946], of Compton, Devon.

Thomas Baring  is a son of the Hon Vivian John Rowland Baring [born 12 June, 1950], of Chelsea, London, and his wife [and kinswoman] Lavinia Gweneth Baring [born 1 Aug, 1951], Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess of Wales 1981-92.

Vita Baring is a great-granddaughter of the 3rd Earl of Cromer, KG, GCMG, MBE, PC [1918-91].

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Skye Joanna Wellesley 2006-2021

  Skye Joanna Wellesley, who died 12 December, 2021, aged 14, was a scion of the Dukes of Wellington.

She was born 13 December, 2006, a daughter of Lord James Christopher Douglas Wellesley [born 16 December, 1964], and his wife the former Emma Nethercott, and was a granddaughter of the late 8th Duke of Wellington, KG, LVO, OBE, MC [1915-2014].

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Glenda Rosalie Trench 1922-2021

 Glenda Rosalie Trench [nee Lachlan] died 7 December, 2021. She was 99.

She was born in 1922, and married in 1944, Desmond Frederick Trench [1920-2007], scion of the Barons Ashtown, son of John Arthur Burdett Trench [1884-1945], descended from the St George baronets, and his wife the former Mary Adelaide Lambert [1886-1962], by whom she had issue.

Sir Richard St George, 2nd Baronet > Robert St George > Elizabeth Olivia St George > John Trench > Desmond Trench


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

April Ashley, MBE 1935-2021

 April Ashley, MBE, who died 27 December, 2021, aged 86, was an English fashion model who appeared in Vogue, and was an actress, and author. She was outed as a transgender woman by The Sunday People newspaper in 1961 and is one of the earliest British people known to have had sex reassignment surgery. Her first marriage to the heir to a UK peerage was annulled in a notable court case known as Corbett v Corbett.

She was born George Jamieson in Smithdown Hospital in Liverpool, 29 April, 1935, one of six surviving children of Frederick Jamieson, of Liverpool, and his wife the former Ada Brown.

At the age of 25, having saved £3,000, Ashley had a seven-hour-long sex reassignment surgery on 12 May 1960, performed in Casablanca, Morocco, by Georges Burou. All her hair fell out, and she endured significant pain, but the operation was successful.

She married firstly, 10 April, 1963 [marriage annulled 1970], the Hon Arthur Cameron Corbett [1919-93], son and heir of the 2nd Baron Rowallan, KT, KBE, MC [1895-1977]. Her 'husband' succeeded his father, 30 Nov 1977, as 3rd Baron Rowallan, and died 24 June, 1993. 

In the 1980s, April Ashley married Jeffrey West on the cruise ship RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.

In 2005, after the passage of the Gender Recognition Act 2004, Ashley was legally recognised as female and issued with a new birth certificate. The then Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, who knew Ashley from the 1950s, helped her with the procedure.

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Judith Elizabeth Du Boulay 1933-2021

 Judith Elizabeth Du Boulay [nee Makgill Crichton Maitland], who died 21 December, 2021, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale.

She was born 28 July, 1933, daughter of Colonel Henry David Makgill Crichton Maitland [1904-70], and his first wife the former Barbara Ellen Armytage [1906-94], daughter of Brig-Gen Sir George Armytage, 7th Baronet [1872-1953].

She married 29 July, 1965, Anthony John Houssemayne Du Boulay [born 16 July, 1929], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Capt Charles John Houssemayne Du Boulay, RN, and his wife the former Mary Alice Veronica Morgan [d 1964].

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Anna Maria Alice Pelly 1967-2021

 Anna Maria Alice Pelly, who died 25 December, 2021, aged 54, was a scion of the Pelly baronets.

She was born 7 January, 1967, daughter of Antony Roger Pelly [born 20 Oct, 1937], and his wife the former Susan Fiona Milbank [born 25 February, 1942], scion of the Milbank baronets.

She was a great-granddaughter of Sir Frederick Milbank, 3rd Baronet [1881-1964], and a great-granddaughter of Sir Harold Pelly, 4th Baronet [1863-1950].

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Monday, December 27, 2021

d'Abo/Ponsonby engagement

 The engagement has been announced between Mr John Gerard Nicolai d'Abo [born 1968], scion of that landed gentry family, of West Wratting Park, son of the late Robin Gerard d'Abo [1939-2020], and his first wife the former [Anne] Clare Davie, and the Lady Chloë Patricia Ponsonby [born 1975], daughter of the 12th Earl of Bessborough [born 16 February, 1941], of Stansted Park, Hampshire, and the Countess of Bessborough [nee Alison Marjorie Storey]

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Horgan/Stopford engagement

 The engagement was announced 27 December, 2021, between Benjamin Mark J.T. Horgan [born 1996], son of Mr Mark Horgan, of Pinkneys Green, Berkshire, and his wife the former Lesley Allan, and Louise Catherine Frances Stopford [born 14 December, 1994], scion of the Earls of Courtown, daughter of Robert Edward James Stopford [born 11 March, 1958], of Dorney, Buckinghamshire, and his wife the former Anne-Louise Patrick.

7th Earl of Courtown > Hon Terence Stopford > Robert Stopford > Louise Stopford

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Algernon Jake Rufus Heber-Percy [born 2021]

 Lily Anne Heber-Percy [nee Walters, born 1990], wife of [Algernon] Thomas [Tom] Lever Heber-Percy [born 29 January, 1984], scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, gave birth to a son, Algernon Jake Rufus, 21 December, 2021.

Lily is a daughter of the late David R. Walters, and the former Lucinda Goodman, now of Hellingly, East Sussex.

Tom Heber-Percy is a son of Sir Algernon Eustace Hugh Heber-Percy, KCVO [born 2 January, 1944], of Hodnet Hall, Market Drayton, and his wife the former Hon Margaret Jane Lever [born 22 June, 1947], & Lily Anne Walters [born 1990], 

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

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Friday, December 24, 2021

Hewitt/Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 December, 2021, between Harry Hewitt, son of Mr & Mrs Neville Hewitt, of Brundall, Norfolk, and Elizabeth Rose Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington [born 1994], scion of the baronets of that name, daughter of Richard Arthur Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington [born 4 September, 1964], heir to the baronetcy, and ,his first wife the former Katya Teresa Clemence [born 1971] [now Mrs Richard Samuel, of Lambourn, co Berkshire].


van Schevensteen/Chubb engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 December, 2021, between Harold P.L. van Schevensteen, youngest son of the late Mr Pierre van Schevensteen and of Mrs Christine Bioul, and Elizabeth Anne [Eliza] Chubb [born 1992], eldest daughter of Mr William John Jeremy Chubb [born 1954], and the late Mrs Cassandra Caroline Mary Jardine [1954-2012], descended from the Duckworth-King baronets.

Sir George Duckworth-King, 6th Baronet > Anne Duckworth-King > Cassandra Jardine > Eliza Chubb

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Forsyth/Gray engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 December, 2021, between Stuart Alexander Forsyth, eldest son of Dr and Mrs Alexander Forsyth, of Tobermory, Isle of Mull, and Octavia Lucy Hume Gray [born 1987], scion of the Gray baronets, eldest daughter of Sir William Hume Gray, 3rd Baronet [born 26 July, 1955], of Co Durham, and his former wife the former Catherine Victoria Willoughby Naylor [now Catherine, Lady Gray, of London].

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Roger Michael Hippisley-Cox 1925-2021

 Roger Michael Hippisley-Cox, scion of that landed gentry family, died 16 December, 2021.

He was a younger son of Colonel Sir Edward Geoffrey Hippisley-Cox, CBE, TD [1884-1954], and his wife the former Ethel Milsted Pitcher [1892-1971]; and married in 1958, Elizabeth Jean Hartgill, daughter of Major-General William Claverin Hartgill, CB, OBE, MC [1888-1968], and his wife the former Katherine Robertson Lowe [who d 1967], by whom he had two daughters.

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Robin Mark Le Mesurier [Halliley] 1953-2021

 Robin Mark Le Mesurier Halliley, who died 22 December, 2021, aged 68, was a rock guitarist who played for Sir Rod Stewart, and was son of Harrie Jacques and John Le Mesurier. He was descende3d from the Elton family now represented by the hereditary peer, the Baron Elton.

He was born 22 March, 1953, son of John Halliley [the actor John Le Mesurier] [1912-83], and the actress Josephine Edwina [Hattie] Jacques [1922-80].

He married firstly, 16 Aug, 1980, Robin Robinson. He married 2ndly, Jules _____.

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Hon Catherine Mary Wass [nee Sidney], OBE 1942-2021

 The Hon Catherine Mary Wass, OBE, who died 21 December, 2021, aged 79, was a scion of the Viscounts De L'Isle. She was a descendant of King William IV and his mistress, Mrs Jordan, the actress.

She was born Catherine Mary Sidney, 20 Oct, 1942, second daughter of the 1st Viscount De L'Isle, VC, KG, GCMG, GCVO, PC, DL [1909-1991], sometime Governor General of Australia, and his wife the former Hon Jacqueline Corinne Yvonne Vereker [1914-1962], only surv child of Field Marshal the 6th Viscount Gort, VC, GCB, CBE, DSO, MVO, MC [1886-1946].

She married firstly, 1 Dec, 1964 [div 1971], Martin John Wilbraham [1931-2018]; she married secondly, 1983, Nicholas Hyde Villiers [1939-1998], scion of the Earls of Clarendon; married thirdly, 2002, [Nigel] Samuel Wass.

She leaves three sons from her first marriage, Alexander, Rupert and Jocelyn.

King William IV > Lady Sophia FitzClarence > Philip, 2nd Baron De L'Isle & Dudley > William, 5th Baron De L'Isle & Dudley > William, 1st Viscount De L'Isle, VC > Catherine Mary Sidney

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Sir Tresham Lever, 3rd Baronet 1932-2021

Sir Tresham Lever, 3rd [and last] Baronet, died 28 October, 2021. He was 89.

Sir Tresham's publications include: The Naturalized Animals of the British Isles, published 1977; Naturalized Mammals of the World, published 1985; Naturalized Birds of the World, published 1987; The Mandarin Duck, published 1990; They Dined on Eland: the story of the acclimatisation societies, published 1992; Naturalized Animals: the ecology of successfully introduced species, published 1994; Naturalized Fishes of the World, published 1996; The Cane Toad: the history and ecologist of a successful colonist, published 2001; Natturalized Reptiles and Amphibians of the World, published 2003.

Tresham Christopher Arthur Lindsay Lever was born 9 January, 1932, son of Sir Tresham Joseph Philip Lever, 2nd Baronet [1900-1975], and his wife Mrs Frances Parker [1896-1959], who was widow of Cecil Parker, of Walton Hall, co Lancaster, and daughter of [Joseph Hamilton] Lindsay Goodwin.

He succeeded his father in the baronetcy [cr UK, 1911], 30 April, 1975.

Sir Tresham married firstly, 11 Aug, 1970 [div 1974] Susan Mary Nicholson [born 1941], scion of that Irish landed gentry family, daughter of John Armytage Nicholson [1905-73], and his wife the former Patricia Bertram [Patita] Bourke [1915-98]; married 2ndly, 6 Nov, 1975, Linda Wightman McDowell, daughter of James Jepson McDowell, of Tennessee, United States.

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Hon Serena Frances Fairfax 1952-2021

 The Hon Serena Frances Fairfax, who died 17 December, 2021, aged 69, was a scion of the Lords Fairfax of Cameron.

She was born 12 December, 1952, the eldest child and only daughter of the 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron [1923-64], and his wife the former Sonia Helen Gunston [1927-2017], a grandaughter of the 2nd Marquess of Dufferin & Ava.

Her mother was a Lady of the Bedchamber [that is a Lady in Waiting] to HM Queen Elizabeth II.

She married 17 July, 1976 [div 1988], William Robert Geoffrey Bell [born 1950], descended from the Barons Wenlock, son of William Archibald Ottley Juxon Bell [1919-2005], and his wife the former Belinda Mary Dawson [1921-2001], by whom she had issue, a son, [William] Thomas [born 1986], and two daughters, Francesca [born 1982], and Martha [born 1984].

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Hon William Eric John Rollo 1978-2021

 The Hon William John Eric Rollo, who died 19 December, 2021, aged 43, was a scion of the Lords Rollo.

He was born 20 September, 1978, third son of the 14th Lord Rollo [born 31 March, 1943] [Peerage of Scotland, cr 1651], Chief of the Name and Arms of Rollo, and his wife the former Felicity Anne Christian Lamb [born circa 1944].

He married in 2013, Jessica, adopted daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Leon, by whom he had issue, twin sons, George and Edward [Ned] born 3 July, 2014.

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Robin Peter Godfrey-Faussett [born 2021]

Constance Ruth Sina Godrey-Faussett (nee Mackworth-Young, born 1990), wife of Thomas Oscar Godfrey-Faussett (born 1990), scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Robin Peter, 13 December, 2021, a brother for Lewis Robin, who was born 4 December, 2018.

Thomas is the elder Prof Peter Fermor Godfrey-Faussett (b 1959) and Dr Rachel Baggaley (b 1959), of Geneva, Switzerland.

Constance is the younger daughter of Dr Charles Gerard Mackworth-Young (b 1954), by his wife the former Lady Iona Sina Lindsay (b 1957), daughter of the 29th Earl of Crawford & Balcarres.

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The Hon Susan Victoria Blount 1933-2021

 The Hon Susan Blount [nee Cobbold], who died 14 December, 2021, aged 88, was a scion of the Barons Cobbold.

She was born Susan Victoria Cobbold, 24 May, 1933, scion of that landed family, younger daughter of the then Cameron Fromanteel Cobbold [later the 1st Baron Cobbold, KG] [1904-87], Lord Chamberlain, 1963-71, by his wife the former Lady Margaret Hermione Millicent Bulwer-Lytton [1904-2004], daughter of the 2nd Earl of Lytton, KG, GCSI, GCIE [1876-1947], sometime Gov of Bengal and Temp. Viceroy of India, &c.

She married 12 Nov, 1957, Christopher Charles Blount [born circa 1925], son of Air Vice Marshal Charles Hubert Boulby Blount, CB, OBE, MC [1893-1940], and his wife the former Beatrice Joan Lempriere [1892-1985], by whom she had two sons, James and Oliver, and two daughters, Catherine and Pamela.

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The Baron Rogers of Riverside, CH 1933-2021

 The Baron Rogers of Riverside, CH, life peer, the architect, died 18 December, 2021. He was 88.

Lord Rogers of Riverside was perhaps best known for his work on the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd's building and Millennium Dome, both in London, the Senedd building, in Cardiff, and the European Court of Human Rights building, in Strasbourg. He was awarded the RIBA Gold Medal, the Thomas Jefferson Medal, the RIBA Stirling Prize, the Minerva Medal, and Pritzker Prize.

Richard George Rogers was born in Florence, 23 July, 1933, son of William Nino Rogers [1906-03] and his wife the former Ermengarde Gairinger.

He married firstly, 1960 [div] Susan Jane [Su] Brumwell [born 22 Feb, 1939], daughter of Marcus and Irene Brumwell; married 2ndly, 1973, Rith Elias, CBE [born 7 July, 1948], a New York born chef who owns and runs the Michelin starred Italian restaurant The River Café in Hammersmith, London.

Lord Rogers leaves five children.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Charles Cousens Bastin 1930-2021

 Charles Cousens Bastin died 18 December, 2021. He was 91.

He was a son of Charles A. Bastin, of Louisville, Kentucky, and married 1965, Joanna Clementine Hill [born 28 Aug, 1939], scion of the Viscounts Hill, daughter of Major Clement Walter Rowland Hill [1909-1997], and his wife the former Violet Alice Valentine Phillimore [1909-1988], scion of the Phillimore baronets, by whom he had two sons, Alexander [born 1969], and Nicholas [born 1970].

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Catherine Mary Archer [nee Overton] [d 2021]

 Catherine Mary Archer [nee Overton], who died 30 November, 2021, aged 87, was a daughter of Marcus Reginald Cholmeley Overton [1901-40], and his wife the former Kathleen Ward [1903-98]; she married 14 Nov, 1959, Ronald Walter Archer [born 12 Dec, 1929], son of Lieutenant-Commander Norman Ernest Archer, and his wife the Hon Ruth Evelyn Pease, daughter of the 1st Baron Daryngton [1866-1949], by whom she had issue, three sons, James, Michael and Edward, and a daughter, Mary.

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Charles Lancelot Dawes 1938-2021

 Charles Lancelot Dawes, who died 12 December, 2021, aged 83, was a scion of that Irish landed gentry family, born 23 January, 1938, son of Maj D'Arcy Armytage Dawes [1908-67], descended from the Armytage baronets, and his wife the former Naomi Isabella Thompson [1912-2001], scion of the Thompson baronets. He married 22 Aug, 1964, Valerie Ann Parkinson [born Townsend], daughter of Edward Walter Townsend, and his wife the fornmer Mary Euphemia Heymann [later Mrs George Parkinson], by whom he had issue, two sons, Nicholas and James, and a daughter, Isla.

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Nigel Robert Elwes 1941-2021

 Nigel Robert Elwes, who died 13 December, 2021, aged 80, was head of that landed gentry family of Congham.

He was born 8 August, 1941, son of Capt Robert Philip Henry Elwes [1917-76], and his wife the former Vivien Elizabeth Mary Smith [1920-2006], scion of the Smith landed family of Midhurst, and thus kin of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

He married 22 June, 1965, Carolyn Peta McAlpine [born 1944], scion of the McAlpine baronets, daughter of Sir Robin McAlpine, Kt, CBE [1906-93], and his wife the former Nora Constance Perse [whop died 29 Sept, 1966], by whom he had issue, a son, Andrew [b 19 Nov, 1969], who succeeds as head of the family, and two daughters, Serena [b 1967], and Melisa [b 1973].

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Absalom/Sanders engagement

 The engagement was announced 21 December, 2021, between Michael R. Absalom, son of Mr Peter Absalom, of Greystones, Co Wicklow, Ireland, and Mrs Halina Absalom, of Emsworth, Hampshire, and Francesca Lorne Sanders [born 1982], scion of that Irish landed gentry family, daughter of Ninian David Hugh Sanders [born 25 November, 1944], of St Neots, Cambridgeshire, and his wife the former Benita Batchelor [born 1946].

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Nancy Frances Jessica Coulson [born 2021]

 Jemima Jane Coulson [born 1983, née Palmer-Tomkinson], wife of Hugh John Archie Coulson, gave birth to a daughter, Jemima Jane, 7 November, 2021, a sister for Jago.

 Jemima is a scion of the Palmer-Tomkinson landed gentry family, daughter of Jeremy James Palmer-Tomkinson [born 4 November, 1943], and his wife the former Clare Jemima Leveson [born 1948].

Hugh Couson is a son of [Francis] Archie Coulson and his wife the former Margaret Keelan.

Sir George Palmer, 3rd Baronet > Emily Palmer > James Edward Palmer-Tomkinson > James Algernon Palmer-Tomkinson > Jeremy James Palmer-Tomkinson > Jemima Jane Palmer-Tomkinson > Nancy Coulson

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Friday, December 17, 2021

Brandram/Ferguson marriage

 __The marriage took place in London, 17 December, 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. He announced his engagement to Sophie Ferguson in May, 2021.

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Muriel Elisabeth Campbell [nee Wieler] 1932-2021

Muriel Elisabeth Campbell died 19 November, 2021, aged 89.

She was born 19 August, 1932, daughter of Brigadier Leslie Frederic Ethelbert Wieler, CB, CBE [1900-1965], and his wife the former Elizabeth Parker.

She married 4 May, 1963, Ion Edward FitzGerald Campbell [born 3 May, 1936], scion of the Campbell baronets, posthumous son of Maj. Ion Edward FitzGerald Campbell [1897-12 Apr, 1936], and his wife the former Evelyn Julia Williams-Freeman [1909-1992], later Countess of Southesk. Evelyn married 2ndly, 16 May, 1952, as his second wife, the 11th Earl of Southesk, KCVO [1893-1992],  widower of HH Princess Maud Alexandra Victoria Georgina Bertha of Fife [1893-1945], a granddaughter of HM King Edward VII.

She leaves issue, four sons, John, Leslie, Robert and Peter.

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Pamela Portal 1939-2021

  Pamela Portal [nee Burrill] died 8 December, 2021. She was 82.

She was born Pamela Burrill in 1939, daughter of John William Burrill [1908-1990], by his wife the former Ethel Pringle. She married 2 July, 1966, Richard Wallace Portal [1925-2016], scion of the Viscounts Portal of Hungerford, son of Andrew Wallace Portal [1892-1987], and his wife the former Evelyn Lucy Marshall [1898-1980], by whom she had two sons, Robert and James, and a daughter, Janet.


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Arthur Thomas Lacy Hulbert-Powell [born 2021]

 Katie L. Hulbert-Powell [nee Richardson], wife of John Charles Lacy Hulbert-Powell [born 1984], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Arthur Thomas Lacy, 3 December, 2021.

Katie is a daughter of Thomas and Diane Richardson, of St Brelade, Jersey.

John Hulbert-Powell, descended from the Barons St Levan, of St Michael's Mount, is a son of Charles George Lacy Hulbert-Powell [born 15 February, 1952], of Mayfield, East Sussex, and his wife the former Sara Mary Philomena Bonn [born 24 Aug, 1952], descended from the Keppel Earls of Albemarle.

Francis St Aubyn, 3rd Baron St Levan > Hon Philippa St Aubyn > Charles Hulbert-Powell > John Hulbert-Powell > Arthur Hulbert-Powell [born 2021]

William Keppel, 7th Earl of Albemarle > Lady Theodora Keppel > Leopoldina Davidson > Michael Walter Bonn > Sara Bonn > John Hulbert-Powell > Arthur Hulbert-Powell [born 2021]

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Kevin Billington 1934-2021

 Kevin Billington, who has died aged 87, was a film director who worked in film, theatre and TV from the 1960s.

He was born at Warrington, 12 June, 1934, son of Richard Billington and his wife the former Margaret Hennessey; and married 16 December, 1967, the Lady Rachel Mary Pakenham [born 11 Apr, 1942], third daughter of the 7th Earl of Longford, KG, PC [1905-2001], and his wife the former Elizabeth Harman, CBE [1906-2002], by whom he had issue, two sons, Nathaniel and Caspar, and two daughters, Catherine and Chloe.

His films include: A Sort of Paradise; Many Mexicos; The Mexican Attitude; Twilight of Empire; Mary McCarthy's Paris; These Humble Shores; Matador; A Few Castles in Spain; The English Cardinal; A Socialist Childhood; Madison Avenue, USA; All the Queen's Men; Interlude; The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer; The Light at the Edge of the World; &c.

Billington was chairman of BAFTA 1989-90, and 1990-91. He received the Screenwriters' Guild Award [1966 and 1967].

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Kent/de Haan engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 December, 2021, between Timothy Sam Kent [born 1983], eldest son of Mr & Mrs Samuel Kent, of Notgrove, Gloucestershire, and Frances Catherine de Haan [born 1988], descended from the Earls of Plymouth, elder twin daughter of Archer Anthony de Haan [born 10 June, 1950], of Bromfield, Shropshire, and his second wife the former Vivien Whittall [born 1961].

Ivor Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth > Lady Gillian Windsor-Clive > Archer de Haan > Frances de Haan

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Celia Mary Preston [née Thornely] 1938-2021

Celia Mary Preston died 11 December, 2021, aged 83.

She was born in 1938, daughter of Francis Bodenham Thornely, MC [1896-1958], and his wife the former Ruth Olive Barnes [1912-1999]; and married 30 June, 1962, Simon Douglas Nelson Preston [born 5 August, 1933], descendant of the Earls Nelson, bu whom she had issue, four sons, Rupert, Adam, John and Charles, and a daughter, Emma.

Thomas, 2nd Earl Nelson > Rear-Admiral Hon Maurice Nelson > Charles Nelson > Emily Nelson > Simon Nelson = Celia Thornely

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Patrick James Weston Tory 1945-2021

Patrick James Weston Tory, who died 24 November, 2021, aged 76, was a descendant of the Earls Annesley.

He was born 1 July, 1945, son of Major Eric Weston Tory [1906-2003], and his wife the former Sheila Isabel Ina Annesley [1921-1985]; and married Susan M. Duckett, by wom he had issue, a son, Luke, and a daughter, Georgina.

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Jennifer Shirley Hunter Blair 1936-2021

 Jennifer Shirley [Jennie] Hunter Blair died 12 December, 2021.

She was a daughter of the Rev Basil William Greenup [1908-87], and his wife the former Daphne Marjorie Barnes [1907-1981]. She married 20 March, 1958 [divorced 1975], as his first wife, Lieutenant Commander Alister Hunter Blair, RN [1930-2014], scion of the Hunter Blair baronets [Bt, GB, cr 1786], by whom she had a son.

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Major Michael Wogan Festing 1939-2021

 Maj. Michael Wogan Festing, late the Rifle Brigade, Knight of Malta, died 12 December, 2021, aged 82.

He was born 2 August, 1939, the second son of Field Marshal Sir Francis Wogan Festing, GCB, KBE, DSO [1902-76], sometime head of that landed gentry family, and a Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and his wife the former Mary Cecilia Riddell [1906-1992], scion of that landed gentry family.

Michael Wogan was an older brother of the portrait painter, Andrew Festing, and of the late Fra Matthew Festing, a former Grand Master of the Order of Malta, who died 12 November, 2021.

He married in 1972, Teresa Taylor, by whom he had issue.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Janet Deakin Hotham

 Janet Deakin Hotham, who has died aged 79, was a scion of the Clarke baronets.

She was born in July, 1942, daughter of William Antony Francis Clarke [1908-1953], and his wife the former Jessie Deakin Brookes [1914-2014]; and married firstly, 1970, Dr Robert Stirling Hogarth-Scott [1939-1987]; married 2ndly, 1 April, 2011, as his second wife, Martin Patrick Hotham [1941-2011], scion of the Barons Hotham, 

She leaves two sons from her first marriage.

Sir William Clarke, 1st Bt [of Rupertswood] > Sir Francis Clarke > William Clarke > Janet Deakin Clarke

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Lady Trethowan, widow of Sir Ian Trethowan, died 2021

 Lady Trethowan, who died 7 December, 2021, aged 85, was the widow of journalist, radio and television broadcaster and administrator, Sir Ian Trethowan, who was Director General of the BBC, 1977-82.

She was the former Carolyn Mary Veronica Reynolds, and married Ian Trethowan in 1963.

Lady Trethowan was the mother of Pippa, Mia and the late Tessa and grandmother of Cally, Ollie, Eliza, Harry, Sophie, George and Anna.

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Lau/Ropner engagement

 The engagement was announced 15 December, 2021, between Mark S.M. Lau, son of Professor Anita Fellows, of Honbg Kong, and Amy Grace Coates Ropner [born 17 May, 1992], scion of the Ropner baronets, daughter of Guy David Armitage Ropner [born 11 August, 1959], of Stanmore, West Berkshire, and his late wife the former Annabel Frances Coates [who died 4 Apr, 2009].

Sir Emil Ropner, 1st Bt > William Ropner > Sir William Ropner, Knt > William Guy David Ropner > Guy Ropner > Amy Ropner

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Lady Leggatt 1938-2021

 Lady Leggatt, who died 7 December, 2021, aged 83, was wife of the late Sir Hugh Leggatt [1925-2014], the Old Etonian doyen of the London fine art trade.

She was born in 1938 as Caroline Gaynor Tregoning, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of William Leonard Tregoning, CBE [1902-91], head of that family, and his wife the former Doris Mary Elwes [1907-1985], scion of that landed gentry family.

She married in 1991, as his second wife, Sir Hugh Frank John Leggatt [1925-2014], son of Henry Leggatt [1896-1951] and his wife the former Beatrice Grace Burton [1900-1936].

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Aitken/Jacobs engagement

 The engagement was announced 14 December, 2021, between Robert Frederick Harry [Freddie] Aitken [born 1994], elder son of Brigadier Robert Hanbury Tenison Aitken, CBE [born 19 May, 1955], of Monmouthshire, and his wife the former Joanna Dawn Napier [born 28 September, 1962], scion of the Napier baronets, and Lecia Danielle Jacobs [born circa 1995], eldest daughter of Charles Richard Jacobs [born 1966], of Manchester, and his wife the former Rachelle Chester [born 1969].

Sir William Napier 3rd Baronet > Maj Charles Napier > Maj-Gen Lennox Napier > Joanna Napier > Freddie Aitken


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Monday, December 13, 2021

Countess Marie-Anna (Marianne) Berta Felicie Johanna Ghislaine Theodora Huberta Georgina Helene Genoveva Esterházy de Galántha [1938-2021]

 Countess Marianne [Bunny] Esterházy de Galántha died 27 November, 2021. She was 82.

She born 12 December, 1938, in Budapest, the only child of Count (Maria) Thomas Paul Esterházy de Galántha [1901-64], and his wife Countess Maria Wurmbrand-Stuppach [1914-2003]. She married 4 May, 1962 [div 1970], as his first wife, the Hon [George Esmond] Dominic Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound [1931-2018], second son of the 5th Earl of Minto [1891-1975], and his wife the former Marion Cook [died 1974], by whom she had issue, two sons, Alexander [1963-85], and Esmond [b 8 Sept, 1965]. She leaves three granddaughter,, Lara Florence, born in 2003, Alice, and Flora.

The funeral is to take place 21 December 2021, at St Mary’s Cadogan Street [London].

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Robin Pleydell-Bouverie 1937-2021

 Robin Pleydell-Bouverie, who died 9 December, 2021, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Radnor, and a younger half-brother of the late 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu.

He was born 16 June, 1937, son of Capt the Hon Edward Pleydell-Bouverie [1899-1951], and his wife the former Alice Pearl Crake [1895-1996]. 

His father, the Hon Edward Pleydell-Bouverie, a younger son of the 6th Earl of Radnor [1868-1930], and married 2 May, 1936, the above-mentioned Alice, widow of the 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu [1866-1929], and mother of three daughters, and a son, the 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu [1926-2015].

Robin Pleydell-Bouverie married firstly, 2 June, 1960 [div 1975], Anne-Louise Durham [1940-96], daughter of Cecil Frank Drury-Lowe Bruce Durham [1906-84], and his 2nd wife the former Olivia Frances Kinsella Robinson [1903-84]. He married 2ndly, 21 Dec, 1978, Felicity Ruth Downer [born 1945], daughter of David Towers Downer, and his wife the former Ruth Pollett.

Robin Pleydell-Bouverie leaves issue from his second marriage, a son Nicholas [born 6 Jan, 1983], and a daughter, Camilla [born 8 Feb, 1981].

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Wilbur Riley Sampson [born 2021]

Lily Annabel Mary Sampson [born 1989, nee Bristow], wife of Hamish Anthony Sampson [born 1988], gave birth to a son, Wilbur Riley, 21 November, 2021.

Lily Sampson is a daughter of Mr Timothy Dominic Ian James Bristow [born 1 July, 1959], of the Isle of Wight, and his former wife the former Annabel J.D. Palmer [now Mrs Richard Fife, of Great Langton, North Yorkshire]. Her grandfather, James Percy Bristow married in 1958, the Hon Caroline Jean Lawson Johnston [born 25 Dec, 1935], daughter of the 2nd Baron Luke [1905-96].

Hamish Sampson is a son of Nigel D. Sampson [born 1956], of Thorpe Underwood, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Miranda Riley-Smith [born 1959].

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Houstoun/Macpherson engagement

 Capt Robert Duncan Houstoun [born 1992], son of Alexander Michael [Sandy] Houstoun [born 27 July, 1958], of Kinnettles, Angus, and his wife the former Margaret Susan Kerr, and Fiona Jean Marigold Macpherson [born 1993], daughter of Angus Cameron Stewart Macpherson of Biallid [born 1958], of Biallid, Newtonmore, and his wife the former Valerie Anne Macrae [born 14 Feb, 1960], scion of that landed gentry family.

Capt Houstoun descends from the Spencer-Nairn baronets:-

Sir Douglas Spencer-Nairn, 2nd Baronet > Mary Elizabeth Spencer-Nairn > Sandy Houstoun > Capt Robert Houstoun.

Fiona Macpherson is descended from the Tritton family:-

Joseph Tritton, father of the 1st Bt > Joseph Herbert Tritton > Herbert Leslie Melville Tritton > George Henton Tritton > Marigold Tritton > Valerie Macrae > Fiona Macpherson.

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Price/Lebus engagement

 The engagement was announced 11 December, 2021, between Matthew W.I. Price, son of Mrs Katrina Price, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, & Tomasina Olivia Lebus [born 1987], descended from the Neave baronets, daughter of William Lebus, of Earl Soham, Suffolk, and his wife the former Venetia Beatrice Neave [born 18 Apr, 1958].

Sir Thomas Neave, 2nd Baronet > Sheffield Neave > Sheffield Henry Morier Neave > Richard Neave > Julius Neave > Venetia Neave > Tomasina Lebus

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Henry Michael Jan Simon [born 2021]

 _.The Hon Emma Coralie Sarah Simon [nee Willoughby, born 1981], wife of Remco Simon, and scion of the Barons Middleton, gave birth to a son, Henry Michael Jan, 9 December, 2021, a brother for Frederik [born 22 May, 2018], and for Charlotte [born 9 Aug, 2019].

Remco is a son of Mr & Mrs Willem Simon. Emma is a daughter of the 13th Baron Middleton (b 14 Jul, 1948), by his wife the former Hon Lucy Corinna Agneta Sidney, scion of the Viscounts De L'Isle.

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Finn Francis Midelfart Macpherson [born 2021]

Elise Macpherson [nee Midelfart], wife of James Francis Stewart Macpherson [born 25 Oct, 1983], gave birth to a son, Finn Francis Midelfart, 6 December, 2021.

Elise Macpherson is a daughter of the late Mr Finn Erik Midelfart, and of Mrs Midelfart, of Oslo, Norway.

James Macpherson is the elder son of the late Ewen Cameron Stewart Macpherson, by his wife the former Hon Laura Anne Baring [born 12 June, 1952], scion of the Barons Northbrook.

James Macpherson is a grandson maternally of the late 5th Baron Northbrook [1915-1990].

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Henry James Maunsell [born 2021]

 Rose Harriet Maunsell [born 1990, nee Evill], wife of Mark Hugo Maunsell [born 1986], scion of that Irish landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Henry James, 3 December, 2021.

Rose is a daughter of James J Evill [born 1957], and his wife the former Penelope English.

Mark Maunsell is a son of Carteret Huner Maunsell [born 1949], and his wife the former Miranda Elisabeth Caryl Salt [born 1955], scion of the Salt baronets.

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Marriott/Schicht engagement

  The engagement was announced 10 December, 2021, between Wilfred William James Marriott [born 1994], scion of the Barons Dacre, eldest son of Harry J Marriott [born 1961], of North Oakley, Hampshire, and his wife the former Hon Dinah Lilian Douglas-Home [born 22 January, 1964], scion of the Earls of Home, & Laura Helena Margaret Schicht [born 23 Apr, 1993], younger daughter of Peter G.J. Schicht, of Chapel Leigh, Somerset, and his wife the former Christine M Vaudrey [born 1957].

Charles Douglas-Home, 13th Earl of Home > Hon William Douglas-Home [playwright] > Dinah Douglas-Home > Wilfred Marriott

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Rachel, suo jure Baroness Dacre [27th in her own right] > Dinah Douglas-Home [see above]

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Jonathan Penrose, OBE 1933-2021

Jonathan Penrose, OBE, who died 30 November, 2021, aged 88, was a lecturer and chess champion, and scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born 7 October, 1933, daughter of Lionel Sharples Penrose [1898-1972], and his wife the former Margaret Leathes [died 1989].

He married in 1962, Margaret Wood, by whom he had two daughters, Katy and Harriet.

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Sir Christopher Hogg 1936-2021

 Sir Christopher Hogg, who died 7 December, 2021, aged 85, was a British business executive.

Christopher Anthony Hogg was born in Surrey, the son of Anthony Wentworth Hogg and Monica Gladwell. He was educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Oxford. He attended IMEDE Business School (Lausanne, 1962), and Harvard University, where he earned his MBA.

He began his career with Philip Hill Higginson Erlangers Ltd (now Hill Samuel & Co Ltd; from 1963–66). He worked for Courtaulds from 1968 onwards, then Europe's largest textile company. He became a Director in 1973, was appointed Chief Executive in 1979 and became Executive Chairman on 1 January 1980. He retired as Chief Executive in 1991.

He later served as a member of the Department of Industry's Industrial Development Advisory Board from 1976-80. He was a member of JP Morgan's International Advisory Council from 1988 to 2003.

He served as a Non-Executive Director of the Bank of England from March 1992 for a four-year term and a Trustee of the Ford Foundation from 1987-99. He joined the board of Allied Domecq in 1995 and was its Chairman from 1996 until March 2002. He was a Non-Executive Director of Reuters Group from 1984 and its Chairman from 1985 to 2004, and later served as Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council from 2006 to April 2010.

Hogg was a Non-Executive Director of Air Liquide from 2000–05, and of SmithKline Beecham from 1993 to 2000. He was a Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline from 2000, and its Chairman between 2002-04. Hogg chaired the National Theatre from 1995 to 2004.

Twice married, Hogg has been married to Miriam Stoppard since 1997. He has two daughters from a previous marriage, the younger of whom, Cressida, is married to The Hon Henry Legge (born 28 December 1968), son of Gerald Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth.

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Mackworth-Young/Freer-Smith engagement

 The engagement was announced 10 December, 2021, between Captain Robin Mackworth-Young, Grenadier Guards, only son of Professor Charles Gerard Mackworth-Young [born 6 July, 1954], of London, and his wife the former Lady Iona Sina Lindsay [born 10 Aug, 1957], scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres, & Constance Lucy Freer-Smith [born 1995], younger daughter of Professor Peter Freer-Smith and Professor Gail Taylor, of Northington, Hampshire.

Capt Robin Mackworth-Young is a grandson maternally of the 29th Earl of Crawford [and 12th Earl] of Balcarres, KT, GCVO, PC, DL [born 5 March, 1927].

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Phoebe Violet Newton [born 2021]

  Charlotte [Lottie] Newton [nee Grant], wife of William David Rupert Newton [born 7 December, 1989], gave birth to a daughter, Phoebe Violet, 1 December, 2021.

William Newton is the elder son of Mark Robert Newton [born 1954], of Church Langton, Leicestershire, and his wife the former Diana Sarah Black [born 15 October, 1955], scion of the Black baronets, and is a grandson maternally of Sir Robert Black, 3rd Baronet [1929-2021].

Lottie Newton is the younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Ian Grant, of Sibsey, Boston, Lincolnshire.

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Blocksidge/Tindal-Carill-Worsley engagement

 The engagement was announced 3 December, 2021, between James Callum Blocksidge [born 1991], eldest son of Justin Blocksidge [born 1961], of Swanton Abbott, Norfolk, and his wife, nee Ollerenshaw, & Rebecca Julia Tindal-Carill-Worsley [born 24 June, 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, elder daughter of Mark Philip Cleland Tindal-Carill-Worsley [born 24 November, 1953], of Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, and his wife the former Sarah De Vere Dudgeon [born 1956].

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Thursday, December 09, 2021

[Robert] John Orr Barton 1944-2021

[Robert] John Orr Barton, who died 4 December, 2021, aged 77, was a grandson maternally of the 1st and last Baron Boyd-Orr.

John Barton was Chairman of easyJet and Ted Baker. 

He was born at Lahore, 23 Aug, 1944, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Alfred John Barton, and his wife the Hon Elizabeth Joan Boyd Orr [1916-1987], daughter of the 1st [and last] Baron Boyd-Orr, CH, DSO, MC, FRS, FRSE [1880-1971].

He married in 1972, Anne Marie Coffey, by whom he had two sons, Will and Sam, and a daughter, Lucy.

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Julia May Twist [nee Rowley] 1934-2021

 Julia Mary Twist, who died 29 November, 2021, aged 87, was a scion of the Rowley baronets. She was born 7 January, 1934, daughter of Charles Donovan Rowley [1889-1935], and his wife the Hon Irene Evelyn Beatrice Molesworth [1895-1949], daughter of the 9th Viscount Molesworth [1867-1947].

She married 19 February, 1955, Anthony Frederick Twist [born 1929], son of Capt Wilfred Bernard Twist [1885-1963], of Blandford, Dorset, by his wife the former Mary Alison Rowbotham [1900-1965], by whom she had issue.

Admiral Sir Charles Rowley, 1st Bt > Capt Richard Rowley > Rev Julius Rowley > Julius Richard Capel Rowley > Charles Donovan Rowley > Julia May Rowley [1934-2021]

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Jodie Kidd to marry Joseph Bates

 _. The engagement has been announced between Joseph Bates, a former Royal Marine, and Jodie Elizabeth Kidd (born 25 Sept, 1978), descended from the Barons Beaverbrook (Baron UK, cr 1917), former wife of  [1] Aidan Butler, and [2] Capt David Michael Blakeley, and younger daughter of John Edward Aitken Kidd (born 12 Dec, 1944), by his wife the former Wendy Madeleine Hodge (b 1941) (descended from the Hodge baronets, Bt, UK, cr 1921).

Jodie Kidd's elder sister Jemma [born 20 Sept, 1974] is the Marchionss of Douro. She married the Duke of Wellington's heir, the Marquess of Douro, 4 June, 2005.

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Daughter for the Prime Minister .... Romy Iris Charlotte Johnson

 _. Caroline Louise Bevan [Carrie] Johnson [nee Symonds] [born 17 March, 1988],  wife of 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, gave birth to a daughter, Romy Iris Charlotte, 9 December, 2021, at University College Hospital, London, a sister for Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas, who was born in London, 29 April, 2020.

Boris is a son of Stanley Patrick Johnson [born 18 Aug, 1940], by his wife the former Charlotte Maria Offlow Fawcett [1942-2021].

Carrie Symonds, is the illegitimate daughter of Matthew Symonds [born 20 Dec, 1953], by Josephine McAfee, and is a granddaughter of John Cowburn Beavan, Baron Ardwick [1910-94], life peer.

The infant is a direct descendant of the House of Hanover:-

George II, King of Gt Britain & Ireland

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Frederick, Prince of Wales

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Princess Augusta of Gt Britain & Ireland

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Princess Auguste Caroline Friederike Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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Prince Paul Heinrich Karl Friedrich August of Württemberg

I

Karolina von Rottenburg 

I

Hubert Freiherr von Pfeffel

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Marie Luise Freiin von Pfeffel

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Irene Williams

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Stanley Johnson

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Boris Johnson

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Romy Johnson

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Iman/Lanning engagement

 The engagement was announced 8 December, 2021, between James Michael Iman, son of Mr & Mrs C. Iman, of Istanbul, Turkey, and Sophie Alexandra Rose Lanning [born 1991], daughter of John Wallace Lanning [born 26 May, 1946], of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Mary Susan Lysaght [born 1952], scion of the Barons Lisle, daughter of Nicholas Henry Lyster Lysaght [1911-77].

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The 2nd Baron Denham, KBE, PC 1927-2021

 The 2nd Baron Denham, who died 1 December, 2021, aged 94, was the Chief Whip in the House of Lords during the administration of Margaret Thatcher. 

Lord Denham, who took his seat in the upper house in 1950, retired from the House of Lords earlier this year.

Bertram Stanley Mitford Bowyer was born 3 October, 1927, the son of the then George Bowyer, MC, a Junior Lord of the Treasury 1927-29, and Comptroller of HM Household in 1935, who was created a baronet, 21 Jan, 1933, and advanced to a peer as Baron Denham, of Weston Underwood in the County of Buckingham, 24 May, 1937.

His mother was the Hon Daphne Freeman-Mitford [1895-1996], daughter of the 1st Baron Redesdale, and aunt of the celebrated Mitford sisters, including writer Nancy and Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire.

He succeeded his father in the baronetcy and peerage, 30 Nov, 1948, and succeeded to the baronetcy of Denham [cr 1660], in 1950, on the death of a kinsman. Lord Denham was elected to the House of Lords in 1999. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1981, and appointed KBE a decade later. He retired from the Lords after 51 years service on 26 Apr, 2021.

Bertram [Bertie] Bowyer married 14 February, 1956, Jean McCorquodale [born 4 May, 1931], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Maj. Kenneth McCorquodale, MC [1894-1976]. and his wife the former Ellen Viva Martin [1895-1987], by whom he had issue, three sons, Richard, Henry and George, and a daughter, Jocelyn.

The eldest son, the Hon Richard Grenville George Bowyer [born 8 Feb, 1959], succeeds as 3rd Baron and 3rd Baronet.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

John Leonard Maddocks 1931-2021

John Leonard Maddocks, who died 4 December, 2021, aged 90. He married 1stly, 3 Dec, 1955 [div 1968], Georgina Margaret Snowdrop Sinclair [born 1932], daughter of Sir Ronald Norman John Charles Udny Sinclair of Dunbeath, 8th Baronet [1899-1952], and his wife the former Reba Blair Inglis [1901-1985]; married 2ndly, 1968, Shirley Ingram.

He leaves issue from the first marriage, a son, Alexander [born 1960], and a daughter, Louise [born 1962].

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Shields/Finlayson engagement

 The engagement was announced 8 December, 2021, between Timothy John A. Shields [born 1991] son of Geoffrey B. Shields, of Fulham, London, and his wife the former Frances J. Katzen, & Emma Rose Finlayson [born 1992], daughter of Robert George Finlayson [born 1956], of Hannington, Hampshire, descended from the Milburn baronets, and his wife the former Caroline J. Elliott.

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Hartley Russell/Hill engagement

 The engagement was announced 8 December, 2021, between Felix Simon Hartley Russell [born 1993], eldest son of Mr Willie Hartley Russell, MVO, DL, High Sheriff of Berkshire, and Mrs Miranda Dorich [nee Oliver], of Bucklebury, Berkshire, and the Lady Beatrice Hannah Georgina Hill [born 10 Feb, 1994], second daughter of the 9th Marquess of Downshire [born 4 February, 1959], of Clifton Castle, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Diana Jane Bunting [born 12 September, 1962].

The Bucklebury Estate, is situated in the Pang Valley, Berkshire. Currently it extends to approximately 1600 acres in the parishes of Bucklebury and Stanford Dingley and comprises of farms, forestry, residential and commercial property. It also owns Bucklebury Common. The Estate has descended through the same family since 1540 to the current owner, Willie Hartley Russell.

Felix Hartley Russell is a grandson of Derek Hartley Russell, who married Pamela Hurt, the eldest daughter of Francis Hurt of Alderwasley Hall in Derbyshire. Pam and Derek Hartley Russell moved to Bucklebury House in 1958 and began the task of restoring Bucklebury House for the first time since it was largely destroyed in the fire of 1832. Derek Hartley Russell was Chairman of Berkshire County Council (1967-1970) and High Sheriff of Berkshire (1973-1974). He died in 1991, when his second son, Willie, inherited the Bucklebury Estate. Willie is High Sheriff of Berkshire (2021-2022) and also Chairman of the family’s charitable trust, The Donnington Hospital Trust.

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Arabella May Fanshawe [born 2021]

Lucy Megan Blumberg [born 1993], fiancée of [Thomas] Edward Gennys Fanshawe [born 1993], scion of the Fanshawes of Parsloe Manor, gave birth to a daughter, Arabella May, 6 December, 2021.

Edward Fanshawe is a son of Richard Philip Fanshawe [born 1964], of Ascott-under-Wychwood, co Oxford, and his wife the former Charlotte Winifred Margaret Benjamin,

Lucy Blumberg is a daughter of Stuart J Blumberg [born 1953], of Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, and his wife Cherry.

The couple announced their engagement in June, 2021.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Ewen John Brodie of Lethen, CVO

 Ewen John Brodie, CVO, 16th of Lethen, who died 2 December, 2021, at Nairn Town and County Hospital, was a former Lord Lieutenant of Nairnshire. He was 78.

A son of Maj. David James Brodie of Lethen, OBE [1911-66], head of the landed gentry family, and his wife the former Diana Davidson [died 1991]; and married 4 Aug, 1967, as her second husband, Mariota Steuart Menzies [born 27 Feb, 1938], daughter of Lt-Col. Ronald Steuart Menzies of Menzies [1884-1961], and his wife the former Sybil Mary Willoughby Boulton, and former wife of William Henry Stirling [1926-82].

Ewen Brodie of Lethen served as Lord Lieutenant for Nairnshire, Scotland, 1999-2017. He was appointed CVO in 2015. He is survived by his wife Mariota, and three daughters. The eldest daughter, Sarah [born 1967], succeeds as head of the family.

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Lady Hardy 1949-2021

 Lady Hardy, who died 1 December, 2021, aged 72, was the widow of Sir Richard Charles Chandos Hardy, 5th [and last] Baronet [1945-2017].

She was born Venetia Anne Wingfield Digby, 28 March, 1949, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Kenelm Simon Wingfield Digby [1910-98], and his wife the former Kathleen Elizabeth Kingstone, and married 7 Oct, 1971, Richard Charles Chandos Hardy [born 6 Feb, 1945], son of Lt-Col Sir Rupert Hardy, 4th Bt [1902-97], and his wife the former Hon Diana Joan Allsopp [1908-2006], scion of the Barons Hindlip. Her husban succeeded to the baronetcy [created 1876], on his father's demise, 22 March, 1997, and died 10 Nov, 2017, aged 72, when the baronetcy beame extinct.

Lady Hardy is survived by four daughters, Arabella, Jacquetta, Georgina and Henrietta.

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Lady Johnstone 1935-2021

 Lady Johnstone, who died 30 November, 2021, was a granddaughter of the 16th Earl of Eglinton and Winton. She was 86.

She was born [Susan] Sara Gore, 26 October, 1935, a daughter of Christopher Gerald Gore [1903-54], and his wife the former Lady Barbara Susan Montgomerie [1909-92], daughter of the 16th Earl of Eglington & Winton [1880-1945]; and married  firstly, 17 Dec, 1956 [div 1962], as his first wife, Basil Reginald Vincent Ziani De Ferranti [1930-88], son of Sir Vincent De Ferranti, MC [1893-1980], and the former Dorothy Hettie Campbell Wilson [1895-1993]; married 2ndly, 17 Aug, 1963, Peter Quixano Henriques [1922-74], son of George Lionel Quixano Henriques [1894-1961], of Park Hall, Buxton, and his wife the former Phyllis Marguerite Wild [1894-1954]; and married 3rdly, 1979, Sir [John] Raymond Johnstone, CBE [born 1929], scion of the Johnstone baronets, son of Capt Henry James Johnstone, RN [1895-1947], and his wife the former Margaret Alison McIntyre [1900-84].

Lady Johnstone leaves three sons from her first marriage, Jonathan de Ferranti [born 1957], Adrian de Ferranti [born 1958], and Marcus de Ferranti [born 1961], and two sons from the second marriage, David Henriques [born 1964], and Benedict Henriques [born 1967].

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Lawson/Stevens engagement

 The engagement was announced 4 Dec, 2021, between Capt Thomas Charles Lancelot Lawson, Royal Marines [born 5 May, 1992], scion of the Lawson baronets [cr 1900], second son of Sir Charles John Patrick Lawson, 4th Baronet [born 19 May, 1959], of Cornwall, and his wife the Lady Caroline Lowther [born 11 March, 1959], scion of the Earls of Lonsale, & Rose Mary Stevens [born 18 July, 1992], daughter of Michael F. Stevens, of Eridge, East Sussex, and his wife the former Jane E. Whipp.

Capt Lawson is a grandson maternally of the late 7th Earl of Lonsale [1922-2006].

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Saturday, December 04, 2021

John Byng Oswald Carleton Paget 1939-2021

 John Byng Oswald Carleton Paget died 3 December, 2021, aged 82.

He was born 29 April, 1939, a scion of an Irish landed gentry family, son of Guy Montgomerie Carleton Paget [1909-1955], and his wife the former Winifred Gwendolyn Marie Paget, scion of that landed gentry family; and married 8 Apr, 1964, Sheila Anne Lowther [born 5 February, 1943], scion of the Lowther baronets, daughter of Hugh Lowther [1912-1976], and his wife the former Sheila Rachel Isabel Foster [who d. 1980], by whom he had three sons, James [born 1966], William [born 1968], and Rory [born 1971].

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Vivian Helen Turnbull [née Ingram] 1937-2021

  Vivian Helen Turnbull [née Ingram], who died 30 November, 2021, aged 84, was a scion of the Ingram baronets. 

She was born 18 February, 1937, a twin daughter, with a sister, Marion, of Sir Herbert Ingram, 3rd Baronet [1912-1980], and his wife the former Jane Lindsay Palmer-Tomkinson [1913-1989], scion of that landed gentry family; and married 31 August, 1963, Oliver Turnbull [1933-2002], son of the Rev Peveril Hayes Turnbull [1889-1972], and his wife the Lady Jane Grey [1899-1991], daughter of the 9th Earl of Stamford [1850-1910], &c.

She leaves issue, a son, Harry [born 1971], and three daughters, Lucy [b 1965], Clare [b 1966], and Sarah [b 1968].

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Simon Edward Basil Mostyn 1947-2021

 Simon Edward Basil Mostyn, who died 26 November, 2021, aged 74, was a descendant of the Mostyn baronets.

He was born 14 June, 1947, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Mostyn [formerly Tuzinkiewicz] [1896-1969], and his wife the former Hermione Mary Josephine Mostyn [1906-99], scion of the Mostyn baronets; married 1973, Alison Mary Bridget Thomas, by whom he had three sons, and two daughters.

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The Lady Jane Alianora Borlase Wallop 1939-2021

 The Lady Jane Alianora Borlase Wallop, who died 30 November, 2021, aged 82, was a scion of the Earls of Portsmouth.

She was born 24 February, 1939, daughter of the 9th Earl of Portsmouth [1898-1984], and his second wife the former Bridget Cory Crohan [1911-1979], and was unm.

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Tobias Malcolm Banks Ross [born 2021]

Samantha Emma Ross [nee Jenkinson, born 1983], wife of Hector Walter James Ross [born 1983], gave birth to a son, Tobias Malcolm Banks, 25 November, 2021, a brother for Hamish [born 2015], an for Rupert [born 2017].

Hector Ross is the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir (Walter Hugh) Malcolm Ross, GCVO (1943-2019), of Kirkcudbritghtshire, late Extra Equerry to HM The Queen, Master of the Household to HRH The Prince of Wales, and Lady Ross [nee Gow].

Samantha Ross is the only daughter of Sir John Banks Jenkinson, 14th Baronet (b 16 Feb 1945) (Bt, cr E, 1661), of Hawkesbury, Badminton, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Josephine Mary Marshall-Andrew. 

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Fortune, Duchess of Grafton, GCVO 1920-2021

 Fortune, Duchess of Grafton, GCVO, the senior lady courtier of the Queen's Household, Mistress of the Robes to Her Majesty for over 50 years, died 3 December, 2021, aged 101.

The former Ann Fortune Smith, was born 24 February, 1920, scion of the Smith landed gentry family, of Shottesbrooke Park and Ashfold, the only daughter of Capt Evan Cadogan Eric Smith, MC [1894-1950], and his wife the former Beatrice Helen Williams. She was a second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who was the granddaughter of Frances Smith, later Countess of Strathmore & Kinghorne.

She married 12 October, 1946, Hugh Denis Charles FitzRoy, styled Earl of Euston [born 3 Apr, 1919], son and heir of the 10th Duke of Grafton [1892-1970], and his 1st wife the former Lady Doreen Maria Josepha Sydney Buxton [1897-1923], daughter of the 1st and last Earl Buxton [1853-1934].

She was appointed a  Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II in her Coronation year, 1953, and and advanced to the office of Mistress of the Robes in 1967, succeeding Mary, Duchess of Devonshire. As the senior female member of the Royal Household she accompanied Her Majesty on many royal tours, state visits and state occasions. Her 54 year tenure as Mistress of the Robes is perhaps a record.

Her husband succeeded his father as 11th Duke of Grafton, 11 November, 1970, and died 7 April, 2011.

The Duchess of Grafton had issue, James, styled Earl of Euston, and Lord Charles FitzRoy, and three daughters, Lady Henrietta, Lady Virginia and Lady Olivia. Her elder son, Lord Euston, died from cancer, 1 Oct, 2009, and at her husband's death in 2011, the dukedom together with the Earldom of Euston and Viscountcy of Ipswich devolved upon her grandson, Henry, the current 12th Duke of Grafton.

Fortune Grafton was appointed CVO in 1965, advanced to DCVO in 1970, and further advanced to GCVO in 1980. She served as a JP for West Sussex, 1972-90.

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Friday, December 03, 2021

The Baron McKenzie of Luton 1946-2021

 The Baron McKenzie of Luton, a Labour life peer, died 2 December, 2021. He was 75.

Lord McKenzie of Luton, as Bill McKenzie, was a member of Luton Borough Council, and sometime leader of the group. He was created a life peer in 2004 as Baron McKenzie of Luton, of Luton in the County of Bedfordshire, and appointed a Labour government Whip [Lord in Waiting]. 

He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 2007-2010, and Parliamentary Under Secretary for Communities and Local Government 2009-10.

William David McKenzie was born 24 July, 1946.

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Sybilla Eliza Juliet Yarker [born 2021]

 Cressida Juliet Yarker [nee Molesworth-St Aubyn, born 1988], wife of Jonathan Alexander [Jonny] Yarker [born 1985], gave birth to a daughter, Sybilla Eliza Juliet, 25 November, 2021.

Cressida, a scion of the Molesworth-St Aubyn baronets, is a daughter of the late Major Simon Guy Molesworth-St Aubyn [1944-95], and his wife the former Amanda Juliet Walker, of London.

Jonny Yarker is a son of Commander Timothy Yarker [born 1946], of Charminster, Dorset, and his wife the former Gwenyth Ewart.

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David Alexander Somerset Gibbs 1953-2021

 David Alexander Somerset Gibbs, who died 1 December, 2021, aged 68, was a descendant of the Earls of Carrick; born 21 Apr, 1953, son of Lt-Col. Patrick Somerset Gibbs [1919-61], late the Welsh Guards, and his wife the former Mairi Zoe Macmillian; and married in 1982, the Hon [Sarah] Marcia Kimball [born 8 Feb, 1958], daughter of the life peer the Baron Kimball [1928-2014], and his wife the former June Mary Fenwick, scion of that landed gentry family, by whom he had issue, a son, James [born 1983], and two daughters, Emily [born 1985], and Alexandra [born 1989].

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David Henry Smyly 1941-2021

 David Henry Smyly died 26 November, 2021. He was 80, and a scion of the Smyly landed gentry family.

He was born at Maidenhead, Berks, in 1941, son of Colonel Dennis Douglas Pilkington Smyly [b 10 May, 1913, died Apr 1979], and his wife the former Hon Dorothy Margaret Berry [born 17 March, 1914, died Oct 1982], scion of the Barons Buckland [extinct].

He married at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 1963, Patricia Kathleen EVETTS [born 1943], daughter of Maj Neville Ewart Hyde Chance, by his wife the former Hon Susan Katharine Lucy Ismay [1922-2016], scion of the Barons Ismay. His wife married as Patricia Evetts, having assumed the surname of her step-father, Lt-Col Michael Evetts

David Smyly had issue, a son, Giles [born 1966], and a daughter, Susannah [born 1964].

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Baxter/Morris-Eyton engagement

 The engagement was announced 2 December, 2021, between Walter Henry Robert Baxter [born 1994], son of Simon Robert Walter Baxter [born 1963], of Longburton, Dorset, and his wife the former Victoria Jane Wingfield-Digby [born 1966], scion of that landed gentry family, & Lucy Harriet Morris-Eyton [born 1993], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of [Robert] Anthony Morris-Eyton [born 1957], of Calvington, Shropshire, and his wife the former Clare Stuttaford [born 1960].

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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Dr Grahame Fermian Winfield Swan [died 2021]

 Dr Grahame Fermian Winfield Swan died 25 November, 2021. He was a son of Tom and Blanche Swan, of London and Thriplow; and married 17 September, 2005, as her third husband, Cecilia Wilfreda [Cilla], Lady Gray [born 1937], widow of Angus Campbell-Gray, 22nd Lord Gray [1931-2003], and daughter of John Robert Dimsdale, and his wife the former Ann W.S. Chapman.

He leaves issue from a previous marriage, two sons, Charles and Tom, and a daughter, Emma. 

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Bernhard-Larson/Alexander engagement

 The engagement was announced 1 December, 2021, between Nils O.F. Bernhard-Larson, younger son of Mr & Mrs Fredrik Bernhard-Larson, of Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Lady Leonora Jane Alexander [born 26 May, 1993], only daughter of the 7th Earl of Caledon [born 6 May, 1955], of Caledon Castle, County Tyrone, and of Henrietta, Countess of Caledon, of Chelsea, London [nee Henietta May Alison Newman, born 23 January, 1964], scion of the Newman baronets.

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Thomas William Naesmyth of Posso [born 2021]

  Sarah G. Naesmyth of Posso [nee MacNeil], wife of Alexander Creswell Benedict Naesmyth, younger of Posso [born 3 April, 1983], gave birth to a son, Thomas William, at Luneburg, Nova Scotia, 25 November, 2021, a brother for Maxwell Xavier [born 31 March, 2018], and for Eleanor Vivian [born 17 January, 2020].

Alexander is the son and heir of Major [Richard] William Naesmyth, 16th of Posso [born 1938], by his wife the former Xenia Angela Mary Henderson-Howat.

Sarah Naesmyth is a daughter of Thomas MacNeil, of Kingston, Nova Scotia.

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