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Saturday, October 23, 2021

The Baroness Maclean 1923-2021

 The Baroness Maclean, who died 17 October, 2021, aged 98, was the widow of the Baron Maclean, KT, GCVO, KBE, PC [1916-1990], sometime Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth II.

She was born Joan Elizabeth Mann, 30 May, 1923, daughter of Francis Thomas Mann [1888-1964], and his wife the former Enid Agnes Tilney [who died 1976], and married 7 June, 1941, the then Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean [born 5 May, 1916], son of Maj Hector Fitzroy Maclean [1873-1932], Scots Guards, and his wife the former Winifred Joan Wilding [1875-1941].

Her husband, who succeeded his grandfather as 11th Baronet in 1936, was 27th Chief of the Clan Maclean of Duart, was Lord Lieutenant of Argyllshire, 1954-75, Chief Scout of the Scout Association 1959-71, and Lord Chamberlain to the Queen 1971-84. He was created a life peer, in 1971, as Baron Maclean, of Duart and Morven in the County of Argyll, KBE [1967], Knight of the Thistle [1969], GCVO [1971], and sworn of the Privy Council. Lord Maclean died at his home at Hampton Court Palace, 8 Feb, 1990.

Lady Maclean lived in a 'Grace and Favour' apartment in Hampton Court Palace. She leaves a son, the Hon Sir Lachlan Maclean, 12th Baronet [born 25 Aug 1942], and a daughter, the Hon Janet Barne [born 27 Dec, 1944]

Lady Maclean's funeral takes place at The Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, 8 November, 2021.

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Hon Sybil Dinah Hives [born 2021]

 The Baroness Hives, wife of the 3rd Baron Hives, [Matthew Peter Hives], gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Sybil Dinah, 12 October, 2021, a sister for the Hon Florence Harriet Hives, who was born 13 July, 2020.

Matthew Peter Hives was born 25 May, 1971, son of the Hon Peter Anthony Hives [1921-74], by his wife the former Dinah Wilson-North, and is a grandson of the 1st Baron Hives, CH, MBE [1886-1965].

Matthew Hives succeeded his uncle, 8 Oct, 1997, as 3rd Baron Hives. He married in 2017, Dr Davina Meredith, youngest daughter of Mr David Meredith, of Shinrone, Co Offaly and Mrs Sandra Meredith, of Birr, Co Offaly.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Elizabeth Cicely Stewart-Liberty [nee Stuart] [died 2021]

 Elizabeth Cicely [Liz] Stewart-Liberty [nee Stuart], who died 18 October, 2021, aged 91, was the widow of Arthur Stewart-Liberty, MC, TD [1916-90], of that landed gentry family, of The Lee.

She was born circa 1931, daughter of Hamish Hay Stuart, of The Kyles of Bute, Argyll, and married, as his second wife, Arthur Ivor Stewart-Liberty.

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[Rachel] Mary Seymour [nee Hambro] 1925-2021

 [Rachel] Mary Seymour, who died 14 October, 2021, aged 96, was a scion of the Hambro landed gentry family, and descended from the Marquesses of Hertford.

Rachel Mary Hambro was born 18 September, 1925, daughter of Capt Angus Valdemar Hambro, MP [1883-1957], and his second wife the former Vanda Dorothy Julia Charlton [she died 1981].

Her father was Conservative MP for N Dorset between 1937 and 1945, and High Sheriff of Dorset in 1934, and a director of the family bank.

She married 28 April, 1945, a distant cousin Major William Napier Seymour [1914-2011], late the Scots Guards, scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Hugh Napier Seymour [1874-1933] and his wife the former Mary Adelaide Philips [1884-1977], by whom she had three daughters, Carolyn, Sarah and Arabella.

Francis, 1st Marquess of Hertford [1718-94] > Lord George Seymour [1763-1848] > Isabella Seymour [1801-56] > Lady Florentia Liddell [1828-1909] > Elizabeth Hughes > Vanda Charlton [d 1981] > Rachel Hambro [1925-2021]

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James Robert Hunt-Grubbe [born 2021]

 Katina Hunt-Grubbe [nee Kralevska], wife of Henry Walter W. Hunt-Grubbe [born 1980], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, James Robert, 16 October, 2021.

Katina is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Vlasto Kralevski of Skopje, Macedonia.

Henry Hunt-Grubbe is the elder son of Robert Henry Hunt-Grubbe [born 1938], of Eastwell, Potterne, and his wife the former Julia Susan Anderson [born 1946].

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Mollie Isla Diana Quinn [born 2021]

Olivia Clare Lucy Quinn [née Reeves, born 1989]. wife of Jonathan Patrick [Jonnie] Quinn [born 1989], gave birth to a daughter, Mollie Isla Diana, 7 October, 2021.

Olivia Quinn is a daughter of [Frederick] John Reeves [born 1947], of Devon, and his wife the former Diana Grace Angela Cavendish [born 30 January, 1954], scion of the Dukes of Devonshire.

Jonnie Quinn is a son of Peter N. Quinn, of Berkshire, and his wife the former Jean M. Leiper.

William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire [1720-64] > George Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington [1754-1834] > Hon Henry Cavendish [1789-1873] > Francis Cavendish [1820-93] > Reginald Cavendish [1857-1941] > Godfrey Cavendish [1884-1914] > Godfrey Cavendish [1912-58] > Diana Cavendish [b 1954] > Olivia Reeves [b 1989] > Mollie Quinn [b 2021]

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Lady Margaret Dorothea Stirling-Aird [nee Boyle] 1920-2021

 The Lady Margaret Stirling-Aird, who died at Dunblane, 17 October, 2021, aged 100, was a scion of the Earls of Glasgow.

She was born Lady Margaret Dorothea Boyle, 20 November, 1920, third daughter of the 8th Earl of Glasgow [1874-1963], and his wife the former Hyacythe Mar Bell [died 1977].

She married firstly, 3 February, 1944 [div 1963], Capt Oliver Payan Dawnay, CVO [1920-88], courtier, scion of the Viscounts Downe, Private Secretary and Equerry to HM Queen Elizabeth [later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother] 1950-56, and Extra Equerry to HM, 1956-62.

The collapse of Lady Margaret's marriage to Capt Dawnay caused something of a scandal in palace circles in 1963 when divorce resulted in ostracism from the Royal Family. Oliver Dawnay had fallen in love with the Hon Iris Peake, LVO, who had been Princess Margaret's lady-in-waiting for a decade. When the Dawnay's marriage was dissolved he married Iris Peake in December, 1963. Both left royal service thereafter. Iris Peake had worked for MI5 during the Second World War, as secretary to the future spy George Blake.

Lady Margaret married for the second time in 1973, as his second wife, Peter Douglas Miller Stirling-Aird [1915-2004], of Kippendavie Lodge, Dunblane, son of Kenneth Aird. Stirling-Aird died 10 July, 2004.

Lady Margaret leaves issue from her first marriage, two sons, Charles Dawnay [born 1946], and Ivo Dawnay [born 1952, a godson of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother], and a daughter, Caroline [born in 1950]. 

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Donald John Sword 1928-2021

Donald John Sword, who died 14 October, 2021, aged 93, was a scion of the Dennistoun Sword landed gentry family; born in 1928, son of Ronald Stevenson Sword [1897-1973], and his wife the former Enid Mary Weare [1899-1980]; and married in 1952, Beatrice Marion Boyle [born 1930], daughter of the Rev Noel Stuart Stirling Boyle [1888-1988], and his wife the former Beatrice Evelyn Norris [1893-1976], by whom he had a son and three daughters.

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Erskine/Miles engagement

 The engagement was announced 20 October, 2021, between Geordie James Donald Erskine [born 1990], second son of Major James Malcolm Kenneth Erskine [born 22 November, 1957], of Duncrievie, Perthshire, and his wife the former Jennifer MacLellan, and Tess P.H. Miles, only daughter of Mr J.D. Miles, of Tredington, Warwickshire, and Mrs K.V. Miles, of London.

Geordie Erskine is descended paternally from the Lords Cardross [Earls of Buchan], and from the Seymour Marquesses of Hertford, and thus from the Dukes of Somerset.

Francis Seymour, 5th Marquess of Hertford [1812-84] > Lady Horatia Seymour [1842-1922] > Sir Arthur Erskine [1881-1963] > Donald Erskine [1925-2017] > James Erskine [b 1957] > Geordie Erskine [b 1990]

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Lorenzo Giulio Oreste Scaretti 1937-2021

  Lorenzo Giulio Oreste Scaretti, who died in Rome, 20 September, 2021, aged 84, was born in 1937, a son of Enrico Scaretti and his wife the former Marjorie Rose Jebb [1903-82], a descendant of the Viscounts Melville.

Lorenzo Scaretti married in 1977, Susanna Polednikova, who died in 1991.

The 2nd Viscount Melville [1771-1851] > Rev Hon Charles Dundas [1806-83] > Hon Alice Dundas [1847-1924] > Sidney Gladwyn Jebb [1871-1950] > Marjorie Jebb [1903-1982] > Lorenzo Scaretti [1937-2021]

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Geraldine Elizabeth Rusbridger [died 2021]

 Geraldine Elizabeth [Dinny] Rusbridger [nee Johnston], died 14 October, 2021, aged 79.

She was a daughter of Robert Johnston, of Kilchrenan, Argyll, and married 16 August, 1969, Peter Henry James Rusbridger [born 20 Sept, 1941], son of the Rev Henry John Allen Rusbridger [1904-85], and his wife the former Frances Elizabeth Shelley [1914-1996], scion of the Shelley baronets.

She leaves issue, a son Charles [born 1971], and daughter, Lucy [born 1973].

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Cosmo Alec Stevenson [born 2021]

 The Hon Meg Clemency Stevenson [nee Ryder, born 1983], wife of the Hon Charles Dennistoun Stevenson [born 1980], gave birth to a son, Cosmo Alec, 5 September, 2021. a brother for Nell [born 2015], and for Polly [born 2016].

The Hon Charles Stevenson is a son of the life peer the Baron Stevenson of Coddenham [born 19 July, 1945], and his wife the former Charlotte Vanneck [born 1947].

The Hon Meg Stevenson is a daughter of the life peer the Baron Ryder of Wensum, OBE, PC [born 4 February, 1949], and his wife the former Caroline Stephens, descended from the Viscounts Torrington.

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Oscar George Colburn [born 2021]

 The Hon Harriet Emily Colburn [born 1990], wife of Henry Colburn, gave birth to a son, Oscar George, 28 September, 2021.

Harriet [nee Ashton], is the eldest daughter of the 4th Baron Ashton of Hyde (born 18 July, 1958) of Broadwell Hill, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Emma Louise Allinson.

Lord Ashton of Hyde is the fourth holder of the peerage created in 1911. The 1st Baron, as Thomas Gair Ashton, was Liberal MP for Hyde in Cheshire and later for Luton. He was a kinsman of the Luptons, from whom descends HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

Henry Colburn is a son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Colburn, of Northleach, Gloucestershire.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Victoria Mary Rose Whitworth [nee Buxton] 1937-2021

 Victoria Mary Rose Whitworth, who has died aged 84, was a scion of the Buxton baronets.

She was born Victoria Mary Rose Buxton, 16 January, 1937, eldest daughter of Major Robert James Buxton [1908-68], and his wife the former Lilla Mary Alyson Pumphrey [1914-79], scion of that landed gentry family; she married 1stly, 26 April, 1958, Maj David James Faulkner [1932-93], a great-grandson of the 6th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, son of Lieutenant-Col Walter Douglas Faulkner, MC [1898-1940], and his wife the former Patricia Katherine Montagu Douglas Scott [1910-2012]; she married 2ndly, in 1999, Major-General Reginald Henry Whitworth [1916-2004], son of Aymer William Whitworth [1877-1976], and his wife the former Alice Lucy Patience Hervey [1887-1993], scion of the Marquesses of Bristol.

She leaves issue from her first marriage, four sons, John, Thomas, Matthew and Robert, and a daughter, Katherine.

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Oliver/Roe engagement

The engagement was announced 16 October, 2021, between George Anthony Andrew Oliver [born 1989], youngest son of Stewart Oliver, of Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, and his wife the former Caroline Muriel Mary Birtwistle [born 24 July, 1955], and Emily Louisa Roe [born 1991], second daughter of John P.W. Roe [born 1958], of Brancaster, Norfolk, and Mrs Lucy Amanda Roe [born 1963, nee Burrowes], of Stamford, Lincolnshire, scion of the Burrowes landed gentry family.

George Oliver is a descendant of the Barons Trimlestown.

Charles Aloysius Barnewall, 19th Baron Trimlestown [1899-1990] > Hon Diana Barnewall [b 1929] > Caroline Birtwistle [b 1955] > George Oliver [b 1989]

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Susan Elizabeth Blackett 1944-2021

 Susan Blackett [nee Badger], who died 25 August, 2021, aged 77, was the widow of John Blackett, scion of the Blackett baronets.

She was the former Susan Elizabeth Badger, born 4 May, 1944, daughter of Michael William Badger and his wife the former Eleyn Elizabeth Hoskins, and married in 1977, as his second wife, John Beauchamp Blackett [born 6 May, 1939], scion of the Blackett baronets, son of Maj. Christopher William Stewart Burdett Blackett [1908-58], and his wife the former Kathleen Charlotte Williams-Wynn [1910-91].

Her husband died 5 June, 2019. Mrs Blackett leaves a daughter, Flora [born 1978].

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Olivia Eliza Gomme [born 2021]

 Daisy Alexandra Ruth Gomme [née Lawson, born 1983], wife of Peter Jeffrey Gomme, and scion of the Lawson baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Olivia Eliza, 29 September, 2021, a sister for George David Digby [born 2016], and for Hugo James Digby [born 2018].

Daisy Gomme is a daughter of Dr Simon Digby Lawson [1945-2015], and his wife the former Georgina Mary Sarll, and a granddaughter of Sir Digby Lawson, 2nd Baronet [1880-1959].

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Brian Charles Sweeny 1940-2021

 Brian Charles Sweeny, who has died aged 81, was a son of the socialite Margaret, Duchess of Argyll.

He was born at the Dorchester Hotel, 5 April, 1940, son of the American businessman Charles Francis Sweeny [1909-93], and his wife the former [Ethel] Margaret Whigham [1912-93], daughter of George Hay Whigham [1878-1960], of Upper Grosvenor St, W1, and his wife the former Helen Marion Mann Hannay [who died 1954].

A sister, Frances Helen Sweeny [born 1937], married 15 May, 1958, as his second wife, the 10th Duke of Rutland, CBE [1919-99], of Belvoir Castle.

Brian Sweeny's parents divorced in 1947, and his mother married 2ndly, 22 March, 1951 [divorced 1963], as his third wife, the 11th Duke of Argyll [1903-1973].

He married in 1978, Judith M. Dubelaar, by whom he had issue, a son Charles Cornelius [born 1981], and a daughter, Stephanie Frances [born 11 Nov, 1983].

The funeral services will be held at the Farm Street Church in Mayfair, 9 November, 2021. 

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General Colin Powell: his aristocratic ancestry revealed

 General Colin Luther Powell, who died 18 October, 2021, aged 84, served as 65th US Secretary of State in the presidency of George W. Bush. The Gulf War commander who once patrolled the old Cold War border of East Germany with Elvis Presley, was descended from the Coote baronets, and could claim a kinship with Diana, Princess of Wales.

Colin Powell [born 5 April 1937], was descended from General Sir Eyre Coote, Governor of Jamaica 1806-1808, who had children by a black slave girl.

Both General Powell and Diana, Princess of Wales were descended from Sir Charles Coote, of Castle Cuffe, Queen's County, Ireland, created a baronet by King James I in 1621. Sir Charles was killed in a skirmish in 1642.

Powell was a fourth couisn, albeit several times removed, of the late Diana. Tenuous? Maybe. But if Sir Charles Coote had never lived then neither would Powell or the late princess.

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James Tress Barry 1967-2021

 James Tress Barry, who died 10 October, 2021, aged 54, was a scion of the Barry baronets.

He was born 8 June, 1967, elder son of Richard John Barry [born 14 November, 1938], and his wife the former Jillian Frances Novis [born circa 1945]; and married 1stly 1998, Lisa, daughter of Denis Chapman, of Scalby, North Yorkshire, by whom he had a son and a daughter; married 2ndly, 2003, Lisa T. Helme.

A service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's, Fairford, Gloucestershire, 18 Nov, 2021.

Jacob, 6th Earl of Radnor [1868-1930] > Lady Margaret Pleydell-Bouverie [1903-2002] > Richard Barry [b 1938] > James Barry [1967-2021]

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Guinevere Else Williamson [née Spencer] 1920-2021

Guinevere Else Williamson, who died 13 October, 2021, aged 100, was a scion of the Barons Churchill [cadets of the Duke of Marlborough].

Guinevere Else Spencer was born 6 November, 1920, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Almeric Spencer , OBE [1892-1984], and his wife the former Elsie Winifred Macan [1889-1969]; and was a great-great granddaughter of the 1st Baron Churchill [1779-1845].

She married 6 October, 1945 [div 1975], Major Charles Arthur Wellesley Williamson, MC [1914-1997], son of the Rev Charles Arthur Williamson, by whom she had four sons, Richard, Michael, Francis and Patrick, and a daughter, Sarah.

George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough [d 1817] > Francis Spencer, 1st Baron Churchill [1779-1845] > Sir Augustus Spencer [1807-93] > Augustus Spencer [1851-1912] > Edward Spencer [1892-1984] > Guinevere Spencer [1920-2021]

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Sinclair/Watson engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 October, 2021, between Henry William A. Sinclair [born 1994], son of Matthew J. Sinclair, of Northamptonshire, and his wife the former Amanda Evans, & Tara Cadogan Watson [born 1993], scion of the Barons Manton, daughter of the Hon Thomas Philip Watson [born 7 May, 1958], of North Yorkhire, and his 1st wife the former Venetia Margaret Cadogan Spicer [who died 22 Aug 2010].

Tara Watson is a granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Manton [1924-2003].

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Saoirse Cara Waldegrave [born 2021]

The Hon Harriet Horatia Waldegrave, scion of the Earls Waldegrave, and her husband David Ring have had a daughter, Saoirse Cara, born 29 September, 2021.

Harriet Waldegrave (born 1988), is a daughter of the Baron Waldegrave of North Hill, PC (life peer - born 15 Aug 1946), of Chewton Mendip, Somerset, by his wife the former Caroline Linda Margaret Burrows (born 14 Aug 1952). Her father, Lord Waldegrave of North Hill, as William Waldegrave MP, was a Cabinet minister in the Thatcher and Major administrations between 1990 and 1997.

Harriet Waldegrave is a granddaughter of the 12th Earl Waldegrave, KG, GCVO (1905-95).

David W.R. Ring is a son of Mr and Mrs Dave Ring, of Dublin.

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Henry Alexander van Straubenzee [born 2021]

 _. Daisy Philippa van Straubenzee [nee Jenks, born 1991], wife of Charles Anthony van Straubenzee [born 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Henry Alexander, 10 October, 2021, a brother for Clover Kitty, who was born 26 February, 2020.

Charlie van Straubenzee is a son of Alexander Henry van Straubenzee [born 1951], by his wife the former Claire Sonia Fenwick [born 1954], scion of that landed gentry family, and a descendant of the 6th Duke of Manchester [1799-1855].

Daisy van Straubenzee is a daughter of Philip Richard Jenks [born 1963], by his wife the former Alexandra Ulrike Wilson-Nicol [born 1963], daughter of Alexander James Wilson-Nicol [born 1933], by his wife the former Christiane F. von Canstein.

The infant is named Henry in honour of father Charlie's later brother, Henry, who died tragically in December, 2002, aged 18.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks in 2018.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Sir Gerrard Charles Peat, KCVO 1920-2021

 Sir Gerrard Peat, KCVO, who has died aged 101, was a partner in KPMG Peat Marwick (formerly Peat Marwick Mitchell), & Co., Chartered accountants, 1956-87, Auditor to the Queen's Privy Purse, 1980-88 [Assistant Auditor, 1969-80].

Gerrard Charles Peat was born 14 June, 1920, son of Charles Urie Peat, MC, MP [1892-1979], of Wycliffe Hall, and the former Ruth Pulley, and was educated at Sedbergh. He was a grandson of Sir William Barclay Peat, CVO [1852-1936], who was descended from the Barclays banking dynasty.

Career: FCA [1961], served in WW2 in the RAF and ATA [pilot] 1940-45; and Underwriting Member of Lloyd's from 1973; Member of the Corporation of the City of London, 1973-78, &c.

Gerrard Peat was appointed KCVO in 1988.

He married in 1949, Margaret Josephine Collingwood, by whom he had issue, one son, Sir Michael Peat, GCVO [born 16 Nov, 1949], sometime Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to HM The Queen, and principal private secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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James Stephen [Jim] Woodhouse 1933-2021

 James Stephen Woodhouse, who died 11 September, 2021, aged 88, was headmaster of Rugby School, who at 34 was the youngest to hold the post since Thomas Arnold.

He was born 21 May, 1933, son of the Rt Rev James Walker Woodhouse, Bishop of Thetford [1884-1955] and his wife the former Kathleen Mry Harnett [1896-1958], and married in 1957, Sarah Maud Blount [born 1935], daughter of Maj Hubert Blount, MC [1910-79], of Cley Old Hall, Holt, Norfolk, and his wife the former Marion Emily Barclay [1906-90], scion of the Barclays of Higham, landed gentry, by whom he had issue, three sons, John, Michael and William, and a daughter, Hannah.

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Wallace/Ellis engagement

 The engagement was announced 15 October, 2021, between Alexander Ian Agnew Wallace [born 1992], eldest son of [John] Benjamin Agnew Wallace [born 24 May, 1958], of Congham, Norfolk, and his wife the former Katherine Victoria Harriet Baillie [born 5 November, 1962], and Rachael Sophie L. Ellis [born 1991], daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Alan Ellis, of Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, and his wife the former Emma L. Pilkington.

Alexander Wallace descends paternally from the Haworth-Booth landed gentry family, the Barons Bagot and the Earls of Jersey, and descends maternally from the Barons Burton.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Thomas Crosbie Dawson 1956-2021

 Thomas Crosbie Dawson, who died 8 October, 2021, aged 65, was a scion of the Dawson landed gentry family.

He was born 20 September, 1956, son of Major Robert Clarkson Crosbie Dawson [1916-96], and his wife the former Gillian Sutton [1921-87], scion of the Sutton baronets, and married in 1984, the Hon Katherine Jane Joicey [born 20 Apr, 1959], daughter of the 4th Baron Joicey [1925-1993], and his wife the former Elisabeth Marion Leslie-Melville [1928-2003], scion of the Earls of Leven & Melville, by whom he had issue, a son Robert [born 1992], and two daughters, Lucy [born 1987], and Helen [born 1989].

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Barnes/Bence-Trower engagement

 The engagement was announced 14 October, 2021, between Joshua Edward Vignoles Barnes [born 1992], elder son of Jeremy Edward Barnes, of Bristol, and his wife the former Camilla Imogen Vignoles, and Olivia Rose Bence-Trower [born 21 January, 1992], scion of that landed family, daughter of Nicholas Alexander Bence-Trower, of London, and his wife the former Nicola Sophie Bell.

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Lt-Col Henry George Dormer 1924-2021

 Lieutenant-Colonel Henry George Dormer, late the Royal Artillery, died 9 October, 2021. He was 97.

He was born in 1924, a son of Henry James Dormer [1890-1967], of Sudbury, Suffolk, and his wife the former Annie Hume [1890-1970]; and married 24 August, 1957, Susan Louise Everard [born 9 November, 1935], daughter of Sir Nugent Henry Everard, 3rd Baronet [1905-84], and his wife the former Frances Audrey Jesson [1905-75], by whom he had issue, two daughters, Sara and Charlotte.

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Hon Victoria Marion Ann Tower [nee Lever] 1945-2021

 The Hon Victoria Marion Ann [known as Plum] Tower, who died 4 October, 2021, aged 76, was an Extra Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess Royal, and a scion of the extinct Viscounts Leverhulme.

She was born the Hon Victoria Marion Ann Lever, 23 September, 1945, second of the three daughters of the 3rd [and last] Viscount Leverhulme, KG [1915-2000], and his wife the former Margaret Ann Moon [died 1973].

Victoria Lever  inherited a share in the vast estate of her father, which consists of a series of family trusts created from the Lever family's Port Sunlight fortune. The assets at stake are composed of a 10,000-acre estate in the Wirral and a large area of land in Scotland, as well as property in London. 

She married 1stly, 27 September, 1966 [div 1973], John Richard Walter Reginald Carew Pole, [later Sir John Carew Pole, 13th Baronet, born 2 Dec, 1938], son of Sir John Gawen Carew Pole, 12th Bt [1902-93], and his wife the former Cynthia Mary Burns [died 1977]; married 2ndly, 3 Oct, 1975, [Robert] Gordon Lennox O'Reilly Apsion [1943-2013]; and married 3rdly, in 1990, Brigadier Peter Tower.

She was appointed an Extra Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess Royal in 1974.

She leaves three children from her second marriage, two sons, Philip and Robert, and a daughter, Victoria.

The funeral takes place at All Saints' Church, Thornton Hough, the Wirral, 1 Nov, 2021.

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Theodore David Richard Skinner [born 2021]

Francesca Katherine Charteris Skinner [born 1987], wife of Miles David R Skinner (born 1986), gave birth to a son, Theodore David Richard, 5 Oct, 2021.

Francesca is a daughter of Richard William Lewis Groves, of Fontmell Parva, Dorset, by his wife the former Helen Mary Keppel Charteris (b 1956), scion of the Earls of Wemyss & March, dau of David Nigel Charteris (1920-2007), by his first wife the former Eupehmia Mary Inglis (1924-69), dau of Major-General Sir (John) Drummond Inglis, KBE, CB, MC (1895-1985), &c.

Miles Skinner is a son of the late David J Skinner by his wife the former Dominique G.R. Bates (b 1959), of Haslemere, Surrey.  

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Baroness Lee of Trafford [died 2021]

 Baroness Lee of Trafford, who died 1 October, 2021, aged 82, was the wife of life peer, the Baron Lee of Trafford [born 21 June, 1942].

She was the former Anne Monique Bakirgian, and married the then John Robert Louis Lee in 1975, son of Basil Lee [1911-83], and the former Miriam Farber [1911-81]. Her husband was Conservative MP for Nelson and Colne 1979-83, and for Pendle 1983-92, and was created a life peer in 2006 after joining the Liberal Democrats.

She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Deborah and Elspeth.

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Hugo Anthony Meynell 1936-2021

 Hugo Anthony Meynell, who died 1 October, 2021, aged 85, was a scion of the Meynells of Langley, born 23 March, 1936, the posthumous son of Capt Godfrey Meynell, VC, MC [1904-1935], and his wife the former Sophia Patricia Lowis [1905-91], and married in 1962, Anne Kirtland, by whom he had issue.

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Ann Watson [née Forbes-Robertson] 1929-2021

 Ann Watson [née Forbes-Robertson], who died 10 August, 2021, aged 92, was a scion of the Forbes-Robertson landed gentry family.

Born in 1929, she was a daughter of Colonel James Forbes-Robertson, VC, DSO, MC [1884-1955], and his wife, the former Hilda Forster [1893-1976], scion of the Forster baronets, daughter of Sir Ralph Collingwood Forster, 1st [and last] Baronet [1850-1930].

She married in 1951, Capt John Douglas Watson, MBE [deceased], son of Lieutenant-Colonel D.P. Watson, DSO, of Weymouth, Co Dorset, by whom she had a son, James [born 1955, deceased], and a daughter, Sally [born 1952].

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Nolan/von Matuschka engagement

 The engagement was announced 9 October, 2021, between Felix Wei An Nolan [born 1992], younger son of the Hon Michael Alfred Anthony Nolan [born 17 June, 1953], of Brook Green, London, and his wife the former Adeline Mei Choo Oh, and Gräfin Amelie von Matuschka [born 1994], daughter of Karl-Joseph Graf von Matuschka [born 1960], of Moone, Ireland, and his wife the former Jennifer Clare Young [born 1963].

Felix Nolan is a grandson of the life peer the Baron Nolan [1928-2007], and his wife the former Margaret Noyes [who died 2019], descended from the Mayne landed family, the Welds of Chideock, and the Barons Clifford of Chudleigh.

The 'royal' German ancestry of the bride-to-be:-

Friedrich Karl II Clodwig Konstantin Adolf Fst zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst [1846-1924] >Friedrich Karl III Ludwig Philipp Ernst Franz Joseph Fst zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst [1908-82]  >Amélie zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst [1936-85] >Karl-Joseph von Matuschka [b 1960] >Amelie Grafin von Matuschka [b 1994]


Fursdon/Waite engagement

The engagement was announced 11 October, 2021, between Charles McCreath Fursdon [born 19 Dec, 1986], scion of that landed family, youngest son of [Edward] David Fursdon [born 1952], of Cadbury, Devon, and his wife the former Catriona Margaret McCreath [born 1955], & Laura J. Waite, daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Waite, of Plaistow, West Sussex.

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Alwyne, Lady Gillett 1931-2021

 Alwyne, Lady Gillett, who died 21 August, 2021, in Zurich, was the second wife, and widow, of Sir Robin Gillett, 2nd Baronet, a former Lord Mayor of London.

She was the former Alwyne Winifred Hay, daughter of James McDonald Hay, and married 1stly, 1954, John Lant. Her second husband, from 1963, was Judge Albert Edward Cox [1916-1992]; and married 3rdly, 8 July, 2000, Sir Robin Danvers Penrose Gillett, 2nd Baronet, GBE [born 9 Nov, 1925], son of Sir Sydney Harold Gillett, 1st Bt [1890-1976], and his wife the former Audrey Isabel Mark-Wardlaw [who d 1962].

Sir Robin was Lord Mayor of London 1976-77, and died 21 Apr, 2009.

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Saturday, October 09, 2021

Brooke/Close engagement

 The engagement was announced 9 October, 2021, between George Francis Geoffrey Brooke [born 10 September, 1991], son and heir of Sir Francis George Windham Brooke, 4th Baronet [born 15 October, 1963], of Glenbevan, Croom, County Limerick, and his wife the Hon Lady Brooke [nee the Hon Katharine Elizabeth Hussey, born 1 Feb, 1964], and Emily Anne K. Close [born 1990], the only daughter of Thomas D. Close, of Horsham, West Sussex, and his wife the former Sarah Pool.

George Brooke is a grandson maternally of Lady Susan Hussey, GCVO [nee Waldegrave] [born 1 May, 1939] Woman of the Bedchamber to Her Majesty The Queen.

12th Earl Waldegrave, KG [1905-95] > Lady Susan Waldegrave [b 1939] > Hon Katharine Hussey [b 1964] > George Brooke [b 1991]

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Cohen/Gamon engagement

 The engagement was announced 9 October, 2021, between Rupert Lionel Cohen [born 1986], younger son of Sir Jonathan Lionel Cohen, QC [born 8 May, 1951], of London, and his wife the former Bryony Frances Carfrae, and Emma Florence Gamon [born 1991], younger daughter of Charles W.T. Gamon [born 1956], of Leigh, Kent, and his wife the former Michele S. Arthur.

Lionel Leonard Cohen, Baron Cohen, PC [1888-1973] [Law Lord] > Hon Leonard Cohen [1922-2007] > Sir Jonathan Cohen [b 1951] > Rupert Cohen [b 1986]

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Amelia FitzGerald [born 2021]

 _. Laura Caroline [Flo] FitzGerald [nee Tellwright, born 1987], wife of Edward FitzGerald [born 1988], scion of the Dukes of Leinster, gave birth to a daughter, Amelia, 2October, 2021, at Bury St Edmunds, a sister for Eve, who was born 24 March, 2020.

Edward FitzGerald is heir presumptive to his uncle the 9th Duke of Leinster [born 7 Apr, 1948], and is the only son of the late Capt Lord John FitzGerald (1952-2015), by his wife the former Barbara Zindel.

Flo FitzGerald is the younger dau of Mr (William) Kirkland Tellwright [born 1956], of Shropshire, by his wife the former Hon Caroline Fiona Fitzherbert (b 1956), second daughter of the 14th Baron Stafford (1926-86).

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Tiggy Rose Hanbury [born 2021]

 Victoria [Tori] Hanbury [nee Bigge, born 1989], wife of George Christopher Osgood Hanbury [born 6 Nov, 1987], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Tiggy Rose, 30 September, 2021, a sister for Ned, who was born 2 January, 2018, and for Rhoda Willow, to be known as Willow, who was born 18 March, 2020.

George Hanbury is a son of Maj Christopher Osgood Philip Hanbury (b 1944), of Shefford Woodlands, Berkshire, by his wife the former Bridget Anne Birch, & Victoria is a daughter of Peter William Bigge [born 1956], of Whorlton, co Durham, by his wife the former Michele Louise Kitson [born 1960].

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Friday, October 08, 2021

Julian John Evelyn Shuckburgh 1940-2021

 Julian John Evelyn Shuckburgh, who has died aged 81, was a publisher and Bach scholar, and a grandson maternally of the 3rd Viscount Esher [1881-1963].

He was born 30 July, 1940, son of Sir [Charles Arthur] Evelyn Shuckburgh, GCMG, CB [1909-1994], and his wife the former Hon Nancy Gladys Brett [1918-99]; and married firstly, in 1963 [div 1970], Faith Beatrice Wright, daughter of Sir Paul Herve Giraud Wright, KCMG OBE [1915-2005] and his wife the former Beatrice Frederika Rathbone, MBE [1910-2003]. He married secondly, in 1975,  Sarah Elizabeth Willcocks, daughter of Sir David Valentine Willcocks, CBE, MC [1919-2015] and his wife the former Rachel Gordon Blyth.

He leaves a son, Benjamin and a daughter, Matilda, from his first marriage, and a son, Alexander, and two daughters, Amy and Hannah, from his second marriage.

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Tara Louise Winifred Elliot [nee Weldon] 1943-2021

 Tara Elliot, who died 5 October, 2021, aged 78, was a scion of the Weldon baronets.

She was born Tara Louise Winifred Weldon, 27 September, 1943, daughter of Sir Thomas Brian Weldon, 8th Baronet [1905-79], and his wife the former Marie Isobel French [died 25 Feb, 2015], scion of the Barons De Freyne.

She married 20 January, 1967, Alan Christopher Elliot, by whom she had issue, a son, Dominic [born 1975], and three daughters, Sacha [born 1968], Larissa [born 1970], and Natalya [born 1978].

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Thursday, October 07, 2021

Major Michael Giles Neish Walker, CBE 1933-2021

 Maj. Michael Giles Neish Walker, CBE, died 29 September, 2021, aged 88.

He was born 28 August, 1933, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Giles Newsom Walker [1905-89], and his wife the former Mildred Brenda Nairn [1906-83], daughter of Sir Michael Nairn, 2nd Baronet [1874-1952], and his wife the former Mildred Margaret Neish [died 16 Oct, 1953]; and married 27 January, 1960, Margaret Ruby Hills [born 25 Sept, 1934], daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel John David Hills [1895-1975], and his wife the former Lady Rosemary Ethel Baring [1908-2004], daughter of the 2nd Earl of Cromer [1877-1953], and his wife the former Lady Ruby Florence Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound [1886-1961], scion of the Earls of Minto.

He leaves three children, two sons, Simon and Geordie, and a daughter, Nicola.

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Lady Iona Murray marries Capt Barnaby Spink

The marriage took place 18 September, 2021, at Scone Palace, between Capt Barnaby Frederick J Spink (born 1992), son of [Andrew David] Jonathan Spink [born Oct 1960], of Kimbolton, and his wife the former Kathryn Anne Armstrong [born 1963], & the Lady Iona Margaret Sophia Murray (born 13 March, 1992), daughter of the 8th (and ninth) Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield (born 17 October, 1956) of Scone Palace, Perthshire, and the Countess of Mansfield (nee Sophia Mary Veronica Ashbrooke (born 22 January, 1959).

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Owen/Cazalet engagement

 The engagement was announced 7 Oct, 2021, between John W. Owen, youngest son of Mr & Mrs John Owen, of Acton Pigott, Shropshire, and Fleur Lucy Cazalet [born 1989], daughter of Mr & Mrs Julian Cazalet, of Holland Park, London.

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Toom/Daniell engagement

The engagement was announced 7 Oct, 2021, between Eerik T. Toom, elder son of Mr and Mrs Taavi Toom, of Vormsi, Estonia, and Georgina Lucy [Georgie] Daniell [born 1993], scion of that Irish landed gentry family, daughter of Anthony Hamilton Daniell [born 1954], of Shaftesbury, Dorset, by his wife the former Sarah Hunter Jones.

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Edward Geoffrey Clifton-Brown 1928-2021

Edward Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, who died 30 September, 2021, aged 93, was a scion of the Brown baronets.

He was born 22 July, 1928, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Benedict Clifton-Brown [1899-1983], and his wife the former Robina Margaret Hill Sutton [1898-1978]; and married 1stly, 17 Oct, 1953 [div 1958] Jillian Mary Walkinshaw [1932-2009], descended from the Barons Basing, daughter of David Walkinshaw [1900-1967], and his wife the former Barbara Betty Coode Coode-Adams [1906-95], scion of that landed gentry family; married 2ndly, 17 Sept, 1960, Sarah Simonetta Francis, daughter of Roger Herbert Francis.

He leaves a son, James and a daughter, Margaret, from his first marriage, and two daughters from his second marriage, Louise and Sarah.

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Dora Johnstone 1927-2021

Dora Johnstone, of Cornaa Mill, Maughold, Isle of Man, who has died, was the widow of Fitzroy Johnstone [1922-79], scion of the Johnstone baronets, and descended from the Dukes of Beaufort.

She was the former Dora Lofthouse, daughter of Alexander Lofthouse [1898-1959], and his wife the former Alice Barlow; and married in 1956, Major Fitzroy Montague Veitch Johnstone [born 29 May, 1922], son of Major Fitzroy Augustus Beauclerk Johnstone [1878-1931], and his wife the former Alida Helen Veitch [who d 25 Aug 1968], by whom she had a son, [Fitzroy] Jonathan [born 1957], and two daughters, Judith [born 1959], and Jennifer [born 1962].

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Hon Sophie Elizabeth Ankaret Sabbage [née Edwards] 1966-2021

 The Hon Sophie Elizabeth Ankaret Sabbage [née Edwards], who died 1 October, 2021, aged 55, was a daughter of the life peer the Baron Crickhowell [1934-2018], who, as Nicholas Edwards, was Conservative MP for Pembroke, and Secretary of State for Wales in the Thatcher administraion.

She was born in 1966, daughter of the then Roger Nicholas Edwards, and his wife the former Ankaret Healing, and married in 2008, John Sabbage, son of Henry Sabbage, by whom she had a daughter, Gabriella.

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Sir Mervyn Tregonwell Medlycott, 9th Baronet 1947-2021

 Sir Mervyn Medlycott, 9th [and last] Baronet, died 22 June, 2021. He was 74.

Mervyn Tregonwell Medlycott was born 20 February, 1947, son of Thomas Anthony Hutchings Medlycott [1909-70], and his wife the former Cecilia Mary Eden [died 2002].

Mervyn Medlycott, who was unmarried, succeeded to the baronetcy [created in 1808], on the demise of his uncle, Sir James Medlycott, 8th Baronet, in 1986.

On his death, at the Manor House, Sandford Orcas, Dorset, the baronetcy became extinct.

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Sir Dennis Walters, MBE, 1928-2021

 Sir Dennis Walters, MBE, who died 1 October, 2021, aged 92, was a former Conservative MP for Westbury.

Dennis Murray Walters was born 28 November, 1928, son of Douglas Walters, and his wife the former Clara Pomello. He was Conservative MP for Westbury, 1964-92, appointed MBE in 1960, and knighted in 1988.

He was thrice wed: firstly in 1955 [div 1969] to Vanora McIndoe, daughter of Sir Archibald McIndoe, CBE, FRCS [1900-60]; married 2ndly, in 1970 [div 1979], as her second husband, Celia Mary Sandys [born 18 May, 1943], daughter of the life peer the Baron Duncan-Sandys, CH, PC [1908-87], and his first wife, the former Diana Spencer-Churchill [1909-63], scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, &c [1874-1965]; married 3rdly, in 1981 [div 2004], Bridgett Shearer.

Sir Dennis leaves issue, a son and a daughter from his first marriage, and a son by his second wife, and a son and a daughter by his third wife.

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Effie Margo Tyrwhitt-Drake born 2021

Emily Alexandra M. Tyrwhitt-Drake [nee Moore, born 1988], wife of Jack Montague F. Tyrwhitt-Drake [born 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Effie Margo, 30 September, 2021, a sister for Tiggy, who was born 22 June, 2020.

Jack is the youngest son of William Thomas Perceval Tyrwhitt-Drake [born 10 Sept, 1942], of East Meon, Hampshire, head of that landed gentry family, by his wife the former Philippa J.M. Bibby [born 1957].

Emily is the eldest daughter of Dr Simon P.G. Moore, of Chiswick, London, and Dr Anna C. Moore [nee Thompson].

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Sir Andrew Ronald Emilius Laurie, 8th Baronet 1944-2021

 Sir Andrew Laurie, 8th Baronet, died 3 September, 2021. He was 76.

Andrew Ronald Emilius Laurie was born 20 October, 1944, son of Ronald Edward Laurie [1911-52], and his wife the former Rosemary Lilian Fullerton [died 1995], and succeeded to the baronetcy, created in 1834, on the death of his kinsman, 27 December, 2017.

He married 11 Apr, 1970, Sarah Anne Patterson, daughter of C.D. Patterson, by whom he had issue, two sons, John and Michael.

He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his elder son, John Christopher Emilius Laurie, who was born 12 June, 1971.

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Alwyne Arthur Compton Farquharson of Invercauld, MC 1919-2021

 Capt Alwyne Farquharson of Invercauld, MC, 16th Chief of the Name and Arms of Farquharson, died 6 October, 2021. He was 102.

Alwyne Farquharson held the rare distinction of having been landlord to the Queen [who, for some years, leased grouse moors close to Balmoral from the Farquharson estate].

Captain in the Royal Scots Greys he was awarded the MC in 1945.

He was born Alwyne Arthur Compton, 1 May, 1919, scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, elder son of Maj Edward Robert Francis Compton [1891-1977], of Newby Hall, near Ripon, and Torloisk, Aros, Isle of Mull, and his 1st wife Sylvia Farquharson [1899-1950], of that Scots landed gentry family.

In 1949 he assumed the surname of Farquharson and was recognised as such by the Lord Lyon King of Arms. He was Scotland's longest serving clan chief who served as the head of Clan Farquharson for more than seven decades.

He married firstly, 3 Feb, 1949, as her third husband, Mrs Frances Strickland Lovell Gordon [died 1991], whose 1st husband was Hon James Henry Bertie Rodney [1893-1933], and 2nd husband was Charles Gordon. She was a daughter of Robert Pollard Oldham, of Seattle, United States.

He married 2ndly, 1993, Mrs Patricia Gabrielle Estelle Parry de Winton, widow of Nicholas John Denny Parry de Winton, scion of that landed gentry family, and daughter of Henry Simms Norman Simms-Adams.

Alwyne Farquharson leaves no issue from either marriage and is survived by Madame Patricia Farquharson. 

On his 102nd birthday in May he handed over the chieftainship of the Clan Farquharson to his great-nephew, Philip Compton, who assumed the surname of Farquharson of Invercauld.

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Tuesday, October 05, 2021

The Countess of Crawford & Balcarres has died aged 96

 The Countess of Crawford & Balcarres, who died 2 October, 2021, aged 96, was the wife of the 29th Earl of Crawford [and 12th Earl] of Balcarres, KT, GCVO, PC, DL [born 5 March, 1927].

Her husband is 29th Earl of Crawford (Scotland, let. pat. 21 Apr 1398), 12th Earl of Balcarres (Scotland, let. pat. 9 Jan 1650/51), 37th Lord Lindsay of Crawford (Scotland, let. pat. bef. 1143), 13th Lord Lindsay of Balcarres (Scotland, let. pat. 27 Jun 1633), 12th Lord Balniel (Scotland, let. pat. 9 Jan 1650/51), 5th Baron Wigan, of Haigh Hall in the County of Lancaster, (United Kingdom, let. pat. 5 Jul 1826), Baron Balniel, of Pitcorthie in the County of Fife (United Kingdom Life Peerage, let. pat. 24 Jan 1975), and Head of the House of Lindsay, Premier Earl of Scotland on Union Roll.

The earl was created, 24 Jan 1975, Baron Balniel, of Pitcorthie in the County of Fife (Life Peer).

Lord Crawford and Balcarres was Lieut, Grenadier Guards 1945-49; Deputy Lieutenant of Fifeshire 1953; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Hertford 1955-74 and for Welwyn and Hatfield 1974; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Financial Secretary of the Treasury 1955-57 and to Minister for Housing and Local Government 1957-60; Minister of State, Ministry of Defence 1970-72 and Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1972-74; Privy Councillor 1972; First Crown Estate Commissioner 1980-85; Lord Chamberlain to HM The Queen Mother 1992-2002; Knight of the Thistle 1996; GCVO 2002.

She was the former Ruth Beatrice Meyer-Bechtler, daughter of Leo Meyer-Bechtler, of Zurich, and married the then Robert Lindsay, styled Lord Balniel, 27 December, 1949, son of the 28th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres [1900-75], and his wife the former Mary Katherine Cavendish [died 1994], scion of the Dukes of Devonshire, by whom she had issue, two sons, Anthony, styled Lord Balniel [born 24 Nov, 1958], and the Hon Alexander Lindsay [born 18 Mar 1961], and two daughters, Lady Bettina Drummond-Hay [born 26 June, 1950], and Lady Iona Mackworth-Young [born 10 Aug, 1957].

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Sunday, October 03, 2021

Hon Patricia Anne Kidston [nee Manners] 1927-2021

 The Hon Patricia Anne Kidston, who died 11 September, 2021, aged 94, was a scion of the Barons Manners. She was a great-granddaughter of the statesman, the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury.

She was born Patricia Anne Manners, 13 May, 1927, daughter of the 4th Baron Manners [1897-1972], and his wife the former Mary Edith Gascoyne-Ceil [1900-94], scion of the Marquesses of Salisbury.

She married 6 April, 1946, John Bonham Kidston [1922-1968], scion of that landed gentry family, son of George Jardine Kidston [1873-1954], and his wife the former Lilian Frances Bonham [1883-1953], scion of the Bonham baronets, by whom she had two sons, Francis [born 12 May 1947], and Jonathan [1949-2012], and a daughter, Virginia [1953-2005].

Robert, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury [1830-1903] > Lord Rupert Gascoyne-Cecil [1863-1936] > Mary Gascoyne-Cecil [1900-94, see above]

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Saturday, October 02, 2021

Frederick Charles Theodore [Freddy] Markham 1949-2021

 Frederick Charles Theodore [Freddy] Markham, who died 27 September, 2021, aged 72, was a scion of that landed gentry family, son of Canon Gervase Markham, MBE [1910-2007], and his wife the former Barbara Mary Dalzell Banks [1916-92]; he married in 1976, Suzanna Pauline Steel, daughter of Ian Steel, of Kirkwood, Lockerbie, Dumfries.

Francis Seymour, 5th Marquess of Hertford [1812-84] > Lady Constance Seymour [1852-1915] > Winifred Barne [1881-1967] > Rev Gervase Markham [1910-2007 - see above]

Burial and thanksgiving at the Church of St. Laurence, Morland, on 12 October, 2021.  

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Lady Leng [nee Pearson] 1930-2021

 Lady Leng, who died 8 September, 2021, aged 90, was a second cousin of the Queen.

The former Virginia Rosemary Pearson was born in 1930, daughter of Major Archibald David Barclay Pearson [1899-1982], scion of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Hilda Constance Helen Blackburn [1902-86]; and married in 1951 [div 1981] General Sir Peter Leng, KCB, MBE, MC [1925-2009], by whom she had three sons and two daughters.

Claude, 13th Earl of Strathmore [1824-1904] > Lady Constance Bowes Lyon [1865-1951] > Hilda Blackburn [1902-86] > Virginia Pearson [1930-2021]

A Memorial Service is to take place at St John The Baptist Church, Stockton, Wilts, 22 October 2021.

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Anthony Gerard Astley Birtwistle 1928-2021

 Anthony Gerard Astley Birtwistle died 26 September, 2021, aged 93. He was born in 1928, son of James Astley Birtwistle [1889-1975], and his wife the former Muriel Mary Marwood [1892-1988]; married 30 Oct, 1954, the Hon Diana Barnewall [born 13 Oct, 1929], daughter of the 19th Baron Trimlestown [1899-1990], and his wife the former Muriel Schneider [1894-1937], by whom he had issue, four daughters, Caroline [b 1955], Emma [b 1957], Lucinda [b 1960], and Sophia [b 1964].

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Rev Canon [Edward] Gregory Ambrose Wilford Page-Turner 1931-2021

 The Rev Canon Edward Gregory Ambrose Wilford Page-Turner, who died 19 September, 2021, aged 89, was head of that landed gentry family of Ambrosden; born in 1931, son of Frederick Ambrose Wilford Page-Turner [1882-1936], and his wife the former Marguerite Farndon Morris [1910-2004].

A  Thanksgiving requiem service takes place at St Mary’s Church Beaminster, 28 October, 2021.

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Shaw/Pratt engagement

 The engagement was announced 2 October, 2021, between T.W. [Tom] Shaw, only son of the late Barry Shaw and Mrs Shaw, of Amport, Hampshire, and Rebecca Rose Pratt [born 1993], scion of that landed gentry family, of Ryston Hall, younger daughter of Nicholas Julian Hedley Pratt [born 1958], of Ryston, Norfolk, and his wife the former Julia M. Fawcett.

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McPherson/Stevens engagement

 The engagement was announced 2 Oct, 2021, between Rory John McPherson [born 2 Nov, 1989], only son of Malcolm William McPherson, of Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, and his late wife the former Hilary Ann Cobb, & Olivia Catherine Anne Stevens [born 1989], younger daughter of Julian Bryan Stevens, of Clanfield, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Elizabeth Margaret Moira Bevis [born 29 Aug, 1960].

Olivia Stevens is descended from the Earls of Haddington:-

6th Earl of Haddington [1680-1735] > Charles, Lord Binning [1697-1732] > Hon George Baillie [1721-97] > George Baillie [1763-1841] > Hon John Baillie [1810-88] > Cecilia Baillie [1846-1914] > John Barstow [1872-1914] > John Barstow [1905-77] > Elizabeth Barstow [b 1933] > Elizabeth Bevis [b 1960 see above]

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Antony Lansdowne Granville 1945-2021

 Antony Lansdowne Granville, who died 18 September, 2021, was a scion of the Granvilles of Wellesbourne, born in 1945, son of Lieutenant-Col John Granville [1913-84], and his wife the former Helen Briar Rose [1915-95], daughter of Sir Frank Stanley Day Rose, 2nd Baronet [1877-1914]; married in 1970, Harriet Anne Horlick [born 6 June, 1950], daughter of Sir John Horlick, 5th Baronet [1922-95], and his wife the former June Cory-Wright [1926-2006], by whom she had a son, Edward [born 1972], and a daughter, Matilda [born 1975].

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Rev William Lister Archibald Pryor 1939-2021

 The Rev William Lister Archibald Pryor, who died 25 September, 2021, aged 82, was a scion of the Pryor landed gentry family, born in 1939, son of the Rev Archibald Selwyn Pryor [1903-44], and his wife the former Elizabeth Guliema Lister [1906-93]; married 27 Oct, 1962, Elizabeth Laura Buxton [1941-2018], scion of the Buxton baronets, daughter of Lieutenant-Col. Desmond Gurney Buxton [1898-1987], and his wife the former Rachel Mary Morse [1906-94], of that landed gentry family, by whom he had issue, three sons and a daughter.

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Scott-Bowden/Barge engagement

 The engagement was announced 2 October, 2021, between Arthur James Scott-Bowden [born 1993], third and youngest son of Major James Russell Scott-Bowden, the Welsh Guards [born 1958], of Alderley, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Nicola Jane Shepherd, and Lydia C.G. Barge, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Henry Barge, of Auchtermuchty, Fife.

Arthur Scott Bowden is descended from the Price baronets:--

Sir Francis Caradoc Rose Price, 5th Baronet [1880-1949] > Helen Price [1920-2010] > Maj. James Scott-Bowden [see above]

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Tinúviel Joanna Margaret Vyner Compton [born 2021]

 Fleur Aline Isabel Compton [born 1989, nee Stuart-Wortley Hunt], wife of Orlando Edward de Grey Compton (born 1986), scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, gave birth to a daughter, Tinúviel Joanna Margaret Vyner, 28 September, 2021.

Fleur is a scion of the Earls of Wharncliffe, only daughter of John Wortley-Hunt, of Marshall, Texas, and Lady Rowena Montagu Stuart Wortley (born 14 June, 1961), of Wortley, South Yorkshire, daughter of the late 4th Earl of Wharncliffe (1935-87).

Orlando Compton is the elder son of Richard Clephane Compton (born 18 Apr, 1957), of Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Lucinda Jane Astell Hohler [born 22 Dec, 1960], scion of that landed family.

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Friday, October 01, 2021

Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi [born 2021]

 _. Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi [born 8 Aug, 1988], and Mr Edoardo Alessandro M. Mapelli Mozzi [born London 1 November, 1983], have named their infant daughter Sienna Elizabeth.

Baby Sienna was born on 18 September, 2021, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital at 23:42 and weighed in at 6lb 2oz.

Sienna Mapelli Mozzi , the latest addition to the Royal House of Windsor is 11th in line of succession to the throne.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mapelli Mozzi family have several connections to the British aristocracy. Edward Ankarcrona, son of Countess Margaretha Mapelli Mozzi [previous wife of Edo's father], married 28 Oct, 2006, Lady Lucinda Sarah Catherine Savile [born 3 Apr, 1973], a daughter of the Earl and Countess of Mexborough.

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

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

Sienna is the 12th great-grandchild for Her Majesty the Queen:-

1. Savannah Anne Kathleen Phillips, born 29 December, 2010

2. Isla Elizabeth Phillips, born 29 March, 2012

3. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, born 22 July, 2013

4. Mia Grace Tindall, born 17 January, 2014

5. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge, born 2 May, 2015

6. Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge, born 23 April, 2018

7. Lena Elizabeth Tindall, born 18 June, 2018

8. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, born 6 May, 2019

9. August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, born 9 February, 2021

10. Lucas Philip Tindall, born 21 March, 2021

11. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, born 4 June, 2021

12. Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi, born 18 September, 2021

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Zoë Hyde-Thomson [nee d'Erlanger], JP 1930-2021

 Zoë Hyde-Thomson [nee d'Erlanger], who died 27 September, 2021, aged 91, was born 7 February, 1930, a daughter of Baron Robin Emile Frederick Regis d'Erlanger, MC [1896-1934], and Myrtle Farquharson of Invercauld [1897-1941], who was recognised by the Lord Lyon King of Arms as Chief of the Name and Arms of Farquharson of Invercauld, and was killed by enemy action, 11 May, 1941.

Zoë d'Erlanger married 26 Oct, 1950, Paul Cater Hyde-Thomson [1927-2012], son of Robert Hyde-Thomson [1890-1970], and his wife the former Joan Perronet Sells [1891-1972], by whom she had a son, Henry, and four daughters, Catherine, Philippa, Eleanor and Lucy.

She was widowed 23 Apr, 2012.

The funeral service takes place at St Andrew’s Church, North Kilworth, 12 October 2021.

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Malcolm Offord's life peerage

 A Conservative party donor who failed to win election to Holyrood in May, 2021, is to be made a Scotland Office minister. Businessman Malcolm Offord will be given a peerage to allow him to take up the UK government role.

Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said Mr Offord "will bring to bear a wealth of valuable business experience" as the country recovers from the pandemic. 

The move has drawn accusations of "cronyism" from the SNP, who said it showed "contempt for democracy".

Mr Offord, who founded the private equity firm Badenoch and Co, stood as a Conservative candidate for the Lothian region in May's Scottish Parliament election.

He previously ran the pro-union No Borders campaign during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum and has donated thousands of pounds to the Conservative party in recent years.

The Edinburgh-based businessman replaces Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid, who was sacked from his Scotland Office junior ministerial role during Boris Johnson's recent Cabinet reshuffle.

Offord's peerage has been gazetted in the name style and title of Baron Offord of Garvel, of Greenock in the County of Renfrewshire.

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Major General Mark Jeremy Strudwick, CBE 1945-2021

 Major General Mark Jeremy Strudwick, CBE, died 26 September, 2021. He was 76.

He served as General Officer Commanding Scotland 1997-2000. 

Educated at St Edmund's School in Canterbury and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Strudwick was commissioned into the Royal Scots in 1966. He was twice mentioned in despatches for his service in Northern Ireland. He was appointed Commanding Officer of 1st Bn the Royal Scots in 1984 and then became an instructor at the Staff College, Camberley in 1987. In 1990, Strudwick was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and later that same year was appointed Commander of 3rd Infantry Brigade. In 1992, Strudwick was appointed to the office of the Deputy Military Secretary at the Ministry of Defence. He was made Director of Infantry in 1996 and then General Officer Commanding Scotland in 1997; in that role he was simultaneously Governor of Edinburgh Castle. He retired in 2000. He was also Aide-de-Camp to the Queen.

From 2000 to 2012, he was Chief Executive of the Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust. He was Chairman of Trustees of the Royal Scots Club Edinburgh.

He was born in 1945, son of Ronald Strudwick and his wife the former Mary Beresford.

Maj-Gen Strudwick married 1stly, 1970, Jane Elizabeth Coleridge Vivers [who died in 2013]; married 2ndly, in St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh Castle, 16 May, 2021, Mrs Susan Jennifer Garrett-Cox [born 1943], widow of Martin Hayward Garrett-Cox [1941-2003], and daughter of Douglas Albert Guest, CVO [1916-96], and his wife the former Peggie Florentia Falconer [1918-2009], scion of the dormant Lords Falconer of Halkerton.

He leaves a son, Piers, from his first marriage, and step-children, Jeremy, Robin and Sacha, from his second marriage.

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Joan Elizabeth Farquharson [ née Mallet] 1930-2021

 Joan Elizabeth Farquharson died 28 September, 2021, aged 91.

She was born in 1930, a daughter of Sir William Ivo Mallet, GBE, KCMG [1900-88], sometime British Ambassador to Yugoslavia, and his wife the former Marie Aniela Wierusz-Kowalska.

She married in 1955, Robert Alexander Farquharson, CMG [1925-2005], late of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service, sometime British Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Lord of the Manor of Bockleton, son of Capt John Phelips Farquharson, DSO, OBE, and his wife the former Phyllis Ruth Prescott-Decie.

She was widowed 28 September, 2005. 

Mrs Farquharson leaves two sons and one daughter, and was predeceased by one son.

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Thomas Geoffrey Timothy Rose Price 1948-2021

 [Thomas Geoffrey] Timothy Rose Price, who died 23 September, 2021, aged 73, was a scion of the Price baronets, and grandson of Lord Dunboyne.

He was born 16 September, 1948, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Caradoc Rose Price, DSO, OBE [1912-88], and his wife the former Hon Maureen Maude Tower Butler [1919-2007], daughter of the 17th/27th Lord Dunboyne [1874-1945].

He married 17 May, 1975, Leila Anne Katherine Rasch [born 19 May, 1952], scion of the Rasch baronets, daughter of Sir Richard Rasch, 3rd Baronet [1918-96], and his wife the former Anne Mary Dent-Brocklehurst [died 1989], scion of that landed family, by whom she had issue, two sons, Dominic [born 1978], and Patrick [born 1980], and a daughter, Katherine [born 1985].

Tim Rose Price was a nephew of the actor Dennis Price [1915-73].

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Lady Nicholas Gordon Lennox, CVO 1934-2021

 Lady Nicholas Gordon Lennox, CVO, who died 26 September, 2021, aged 87, was widow of the diplomat Lord Nicholas Gordon Lennox, KCMG, KCVO [1931-2004], a British Ambassador to Madrid.

Lady Nicholas, an Extra Lady in Waiting to HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy, from 1990, was honoured by the Queen who appointed her to the Royal Victorian Order.

She was born Mary Williamson, 20 March, 1934, scion of the Williamson baronets, the only child of Brigadier Hudleston Noel Hedworth Williamson, DSO, MC, and his second wife Leila Isabel Lodwick, and married 14 January, 1958, Lord Nicholas Charles Gordon Lennox, second son of the 9th Duke of Richmond & Gordon [1904-89], of Goodwood, Sussex, and his wife the former Elizabeth Grace Hudson [1900-92], by whom she had issue, a son, Anthony [1969-2017], and three daughters, Sarah [born 1960], Henrietta [born 1962], and Lucy [born 1965].

The funeral is to take place at Chichester Cathedral, 11 Oct, 2021.

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Tallulah Willa Harrison [born 2021]

 The Hon Clementina Rose Harrison [nee Elphinstone, born 1989], wife of Oliver William Salusbury Harrison [born 1988], and scion of the Lords Elphinstone, gave birth to a daughter, Tallulah Willa, 28 September, 2021.

Clementina Harrison is the only daughter of the late 18th Lord Elphinstone [1953-1994], by his wife the former Willa Mary Gabriel Chetwode [born 1954], scion of the Barons Chetwode [she is now Mrs Thomas Lloyd, of Carmarthenshire].

Clementina is a kinswoman of HM The Queen. Her great-grandfather, the 16th Lord Elphinstone, KT [1869-1955], married in 1910, the Lady Mary Frances Bowes Lyon, DCVO [1883-1961], a sister of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother [1900-2002].

The Harrisons married on 30 October, 2020, at St Matthias Church, Richmond on the Hill.

Oliver Harrison is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Christopher Harrison, of All Stretton, Shropshire.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dorothea Margaret Ann Brand [nee Hill] [died 2021]

 Dorothea Margaret Ann Brand [nee Hill] died 17 September, 2021. She was 80.

She was a daughter of John William Hill, of Norris Hill, East Preston, Sussex, and married 9 October, 1965, Andrew Charles Ninian Brand [born 7 November, 1937], son of Charles Gordon Brand [died 1966], and his wife the former Joan Russell [1908-97], descended from the Baron Russell of Killowen, by whom she had issue, a son, Charles Matthew John [born 25 Aug, 1966].


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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Hubert George Baynham [Bertie] Vaughan [born 2021]

Claudia Vaughan [nee Birrell], wife of Capt Henry M.H. Vaughan, The Life Guards (born 1991), scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Hubert George Baynham [Bertie], 15 September, 2021.

Henry Vaughan is the only son of Mr Thomas Francis Vaughan [born 1948], of Pencoyd, Herefordshire, by his wife the former Sarah Jean Harding-Rolls (scion of Harding, of Birling Manor).

Claudia Emma  A. Vaughan [born 1991], is the only daughter of Mr Christopher R.S. Birrell [born 1954], of Cucklington, Somerset, and his wife the former Emma G.A. Breton [born 1956].

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Alice Mary Wells [nee Trappes-Lomax] 1938-2021

 Alice Mary Wells, who died 25 September, 2021, aged 83, was a scion of the Trappes-Lomax landed gentry family, and descended from the Fitzherberts [Barons Stafford].

She was born 27 March, 1938, younger daughter of Brigadier Basil Charles Trappes-Lomax [1896-1963], and his wife the former Diana Mary Silvertop [who died in 1995]; and married 17 January, 1959, John Edward Benedict Wells, by whom she had issue, two sons and a daughter.

8th Baron Stafford [1804-49] > Emily Stafford-Jerningham [1835-81] > Hon Alice Fitzherbert [1877-1955] >Basil Trappes-Lomax [see above]

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Rory Thomas Emmett Dent [born 2021]

 Megan Dent [nee Kearney], wife of ]Aidan] Michael Congreve Dent [born 1989], gave birth to a son, Rory Thomas Emmett, 14 September, 2021, a brother for Edward Ambrose Congreve, who was born in 2019.

Megan Dent is a daughter of Thomas E. Kearney Jr, of Scotts Valley, California.

Michael Dent is a son of Andrew Congreve Dent [born 1955], and his wife the former Lady Rosanagh Elizabeth Angela Mary Taylour [born 20 January, 1961], daughter of the late 6th Marquess of Headfort [1932-2005].

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Wilde Jessie Furze [born 2021]

 Lady Mary Furze [nee Charteris, born 1987], wife of Robertson David F. (Robbie) Furze (b 1978), gave birth to a daughter, Wilde Jessie, 21 May, 2021.

Robbie Furze is a son of Mr David R. Furze, by his wife the former Pamela A.L. Hardman.

Lady Mary Furze is a daughter of the 13th Earl of Wemyss & (8th Earl of) March, of Stanway House, Gloucestershire, by his former wife the former Catherine Ingrid Guinness, scion of the Barons Moyne.

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Star Charlotte Berkeley Portman [born 2021]

 Morgan Portman  (née Snyder) wife of the Hon Justin Trevor Berkeley Portman [born 1969], scion of the Viscounts Portman, gave birth to a daughter, Star Charlotte Berkeley, 25 September, 2021, a sister for Leo James Berkeley, who was born 24 July, 2019, and a half-sister for Lucas Alexander Berkeley [born 22 Nov, 2001], Neva [born 24 March, 2006], and for Viktor [born 13 September, 2007].

The Hon Justin Portman is a younger son of the 9th Viscount Portman [1934-99] by his second wife, the former Penelope Anne Hassard; he married firstly, 2002 [div 2010] Natalia Vodianova, the supermodel, by whom he had 2 sons and a daughter; married secondly, in June, 2019, the American actress Morgan Snyder.

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Desmond Morrogh Bernard 1939-2021

 Desmond Morrogh Bernard died 21 September, 2021. He was 82.

He was born 18 June, 1939, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph George Morrogh Bernard [1898-1994], by his wife the former Nancy Mary Charlton, who descended from the Stapleton-Bretherton landed family.

Educated at Ampleforth, he was an officer in the 16th/5th Lancers, and was employed on The Economist and the Rand Daily Mail.

He married 13 January, 1967, Jenefer de Waller, daughter of Rowen de Waller, of  Branford, Norfolk, by whom he had issue, two daughters, Camilla and Helen.

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Lady Mary Anne Denham 1926-2021

 The Lady Mary Anne Denham [nee Stuart], who died 25 September, 2021, aged 95, was a scion of the Earls of Moray.

She was born 23 June, 1926, the eldest daughter of Francis Stuart, 18th Earl of Moray [1892-1943], and his wife the former Barbara Murray [who died 1996], daughter of John Archibald Murray, of Fifth Avenue, New York. Her two younger sisters were Lady Sarah, who married the 4th Baron Hillingdon, and Lady Arabella, wife of Mark Boxer, the cartoonist.

She married firstly, 20 Sept, 1945 [div 1960], Leonard Harold Robert Byng [1920-74]; and married secondly, 24 March, 1961, Colonel John Bovil Denham [who died 1990], son of Sir Edward Denham, GCMG, KBE.

Lady Mary leaves two sons and three daughters from her first marriage, and a son and daughter from her second marriage.

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Gilbert Christopher Malcolm Hay [born 2021]

Edwina Chantal Elizabeth Hay [nee Langley, born 1985], wife of James Malcolm Douglas Hay [born 30 May, 1985], scion of the Marquesses of Tweeddale, gave birth to a son, Gilbert Christopher Malcolm, 9 September, 2021.

James Hay is the eldest son of Malcolm Charles Hay of Seaton [born 4 March, 1956], of Edinglassie, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the former Deborah Louise Rouse.

Edwina Hay is a daughter of Christopher J.M. Langley, of Alderton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, by his wife the former Diana Constance Mary Crewdson [born 11 June, 1959].

James Hay is descended from George Hay, 7th Marquis of Tweeddale [1753-1804].

Edwina Langley is a great-granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Grimthorpe [1891-1963].

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Dawn Remnant 1927-2021

  Dawn Hooper [née Remnant], who died 2 September, 2021, aged 93, was a scion of the Barons Remnant.

She was born 1 December, 1927, a daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon Peter Farquharson Remnant, MP [1897-1968], and his wife the former Elizabeth Tanner [1902-65]; and married 13 January, 1951, Anthony Stewart Hooper [1917-2004], son of Squadron Leader Clifford Alban Hooper [1891-1958], and his wife the former Janet Ashley Hall, by whom she had three daughters, Susan, Mary and Carol-Ann.

1st Baron Remnant [1862-1933] > Hon Peter Remnant [1897-1968] > Dawn Remnant [1927-2021]

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Jane Holland [née Hart Dyke] 1936-2021

 Jane Holland [née Hart Dyke], who died 13 September, 2021, aged 85, was a scion of the Hart Dyke baronets.

She was born 6 May, 1936, daughter of Commander the Rev Eric Hart Dyke, RN [1906-71], and his wife the former Mary Alexander [1914-2010], a descendant maternally of the Shaw-Stewart baronets.

She married 3 Oct, 1959, David Charles Holland [born 1932], son of Richard Leslie Holland [1904-88], and his wife the former Jean Elizabeth MacNabb [1908-94], scion of the Clan MacNabb, by whom she had issue, son, Charles, and daughters, Caroline and Clare.

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India Rose Richard [born 2021]

 Sophie Heather Evelyn Richards [nee Williams, born 1986], wife of James Charles [Jamie] Richards [born 1981], gave birth to a daughter, India Rose, 23 September, 2021.

Jamie Richards is a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Charles Richards, CVO [born 1953], Equerry to HM the Queen and Deputy Master of the Royal Household since 1999, and his wife the former Serena Anne Spencer [born 1952].

7th Viscount Chetwynd [1823-1911] > Hon Richard Chetwynd [1859-1908] > Mary Chetwynd [1890-1936] > Eleanor Otter [1926-2016] > Anthony Richards [b 1953] > Jamie Richards [b 1981]

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Victoria Mary Linley Allison 1938-2021

 Victoria Mary Linley Allison [née Messel], who died 19 September, 2021, aged 83, was a scion of the Messel landed gentry family, and a first cousin of the 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO.

She was born 10 July, 1938, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Linley Francis Messel [1899-1971], head of the landed gentry family, of Nyman, Sussex, and his wife the former Agatha Anne Alexander; and married 16 October, 1963, Timothy James Allison [born 1948], son of G.M. Allison, by whom she had issue,  son, Charles [born 1966], and a daughter, Katharine [born 1968].

Victoria Allison's aunt, Anne Messel [1902-92], married, as her first husband, 22 July, 1925 [div], Ronald Owen Lloyd Armstrong Jones [1899-1966], and was mother of Princess Margaret's husband, Antony Armstrong Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, and Viscount Linley, of Nymans [1930-2017] .

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Wrey/Azlan engagement

 The engagement was announced 25 September, 2021, between Humphrey George Bourchier Wrey [born 1991], scion of the Wrey baronets, younger son of Sir [George Richard] Bourchier Wrey, 15th Baronet [born 2 Oct, 1948], of Tawstock, Devon, and his wife the former Lady Caroline Janet Lindesay-Bethune [born 7 July, 1957], scion of the Earls of Lindsay, & Allisha Azlan, daughter of Mr and Mrs Azlan, of Selangor, Malaysia.

15th Earl of Lindsay [1926-89] > Lady Caroline Lindesay-Bethune [b 1957] > Humphrey Wrey [b 1991]

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Baldwin/Jacobsson engagement

The engagement was announced 25 September, 2021, between John Lindsay Alexander Baldwin [born 1989], eldest son of Christopher William Kennard Baldwin, of Goudhurst, Kent, and his wife the former Emma Margaret Crossman [born 13 Oct, 1959], and Ebba Jacobsson, daughter of Fredrik Jacobsson, of Malmö, Sweden, and Ms Madeleine Lilliehöök, of Falkenberg, Sweden.

John Baldwin is descended from Field Marshal the 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis:-

1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, KG, OM [1891-1969] > Lady Rose Alexander [1932-2017] > Emma Crossman [see above]

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Cooksley/Ropner engagement

 The engagement was announced 27 September, 2021, between Alexander James Cooksley [born 1992], elder son of Steven Cooksley, of Coulsdon, Surrey, and his wife the former Gillian Taylor, & Mary Rose Avril Ropner [born 1991], scion of the Ropner baronets, eldest daughter of Charles Guy Corban Ropner [born 2 February, 1959], of Bedale, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Emma Andrews.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

The 2nd Earl of Gowrie, PC, FRSL 1939-2021

The 2nd Earl of Gowrie, PC, FRSL, died 24 September, 2021. He was 81.

Lord Gowrie was a Conservative Party politician for some years, including a period in the British Cabinet, and was later Chairman of Sotheby's and of the Arts Council of England. He also published poetry. The earl was the Chief of the Clan Ruthven.

Alexander Patrick Greysteil Hore-Ruthven was born 26 November, 1939, son of Maj the Hon Alexander Hardinge Patrick Hore-Ruthven [1913-42], and his wife the former Pamela Margaret Fletcher [died 2006]. His mother was an Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen [later Queen Mother] 1948-51.

He succeeded to the Gowrie peerages upon his grandfather's death, 2 May, 1955, having been known as Viscount Ruthven of Canberra for the previous decade. In 1956 he further succeeded his great-uncle (his grandfather's elder brother) as the 3rd Baron Ruthven of Gowrie.

His grandfather, Alexander Hore-Ruthven [1872-1955], who was Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Australia 1936-44, was raised to the peerage in 1935, as Baron Gowrie, of Canberra, Australia, and Dirleton, East Lothian, and further created Earl of Gowrie and Viscount Ruthven of Canberra, in 1945.

Lord Gowrie  was appointed a Conservative Whip in the House of Lords by Edward Heath, in 1971, and he represented the British Government on the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations. He joined the Conservative front bench under Edward Heath in 1972 as a Lord-in-waiting, a post he held until 1974. He later served under Margaret Thatcher as Minister of State for Employment between 1979 and 1981, and as Minister of State for Northern Ireland between 1981 and 1983 at the Northern Ireland Office (NIO).

In 1983 Gowrie was sworn of the Privy Council and entered the Cabinet as Minister for the Arts, with additional responsibility for personnel and management of the Civil Service. During his time as arts minister, he introduced a scheme which allowed donations of art to public galleries and museums to be offset against death duties. He was also Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1984, and held his ministerial posts until 1985. Margaret Thatcher offered him a promotion to the post of Secretary of State for Education and Science but instead he resigned from the Cabinet in 1985, stating that it was impossible for him to live in London on the £33,000 salary provided for the post, a claim that caused some agitation, as it was three times the average London wage of the time.

He married firstly, 1 November, 1962 [div 1974], Alexandra Bingley, daughter of Lt-Col Robert Albert Glanville Bingley, CVO, DSO [1902-76], and his wife the former Mary Olivia Lenox-Conyngham, scion of that landed family; and married 2ndly, 2 November, 1974,  Adelheid Gräfin von der Schulenburg, daughter of Fritz Dietlof Graf von der Schulenburg.

The Earl of Gowrie leaves a son from his first marriage, Patrick Leo Brer Hore-Ruthven, styled Viscount Ruthven of Canberra [born 4 February, 1964], who now inherits the earldom and subsidiary peerages.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Prince Jaime of Bourbon Two Sicilies weds Lady Charlotte Lindesay-Bethune

 _.The marriage has taken place between His Royal Highness Prince Jaime of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto [born at Madrid, 26 June, 1992], eldest son of HRH Prince Pedro Juan Maria Alejo Saturnino y todos los Santos, Duke of Calabria (born Madrid, 16 October, 1968), by his wife HRH The Duchess of Calabria [nee Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo, born Madrid, 23 Nov, 1973], & the Lady Charlotte Diana Lindesay-Bethune [born 12 May, 1993], scion of the Earls of Lindsay, third and youngest daughter of James Randolph Lindesay-Bethune, 16th Earl of Lindsay [born 19 November, 1955], by his wife the former Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald [born 12 September, 1961], scion of that landed gentry family.

(* from Wikipedia: Pedro is currently one of two claimants to the headship of the House of the Two Sicilies, since the death of his father on 5 October 2015. The other claimant is Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro. Pedro is claimant to the Sovereignty of the Constantinian Order, Grand Master of the Order of Saint Januarius, President of the Council of the four Spanish Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa, and Grand Commander of the Military Order of Alcántara.He also bears the official dignity of Grandee of Spain as the son of an Infante of Spain.

The death of his grandmother in 2017 additionally made him the heir general of the Kings of Navarre (co-sovereign of Andorra), Castile, and Aragon, of Edward the Confessor and David I of Scotland, and genealogical representative of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis XIII of France, Louis XVI of France and Charles X of France from whom he descends directly through the latter’s grand-daughter Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois. He graduated with honours in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Castilla-La Mancha and completed his military service in the Spanish Royal Guard.

Professionally, he has worked as a structural engineer, and manages the family estate, La Toledana, in Ciudad Real, Spain as well as other landed estates in Spain.)

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Mark Roper 1935-2021

 Mark Roper, who died 20 September, 2021, aged 86, was the owner of the magnificent Forde Abbey, a former Cistercian monastery in Dorset. 

Mark Roper inherited the house and estate in the 1970s, and with his wife Lisa took on the responsibility, modernising the house, developing a fruit farm on the estate, establishing the acclaimed herd of Forde Abbey Devon Cattle and turning Forde Abbey into a successful tourist attraction.

He was born 27 June, 1935, son of Geoffrey Desmond Roper [1901-82], of Forde Abbey, and his wife the former Diana Charlotte King [1898-1988].

He married 30 September, 1967, Elizabeth Dorothy [Lisa] Bagot [born 1947], descended from the Barons Bagot, daughter of Oliver Robin Bagot [1914-2000], and his wife the former Annette Dorothy Stephens [who died 2003], by whom he had three daughters, [Katherine] Alice [born 1 Aug, 1968], Victoria Jane [b 9 Feb, 1970], and Lucinda [born 1972].

In 2009, another generation became stewards of Forde Abbey with Mark and Lisa’s eldest daughter Alice, her husband Julian and their three children taking their turn to maintain this beautiful building and the surrounding garden and farmland.

The funeral takes place at St Mary's, Thorncombe, 1 October, 2021.

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Grimshaw/Mercer engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 September, 2021, between Nicholas Ewing Grimshaw [born 1988], son of the late Colonel Ewing Grimshaw [who died 1996], and his wife the former Rachel Kinnaird [now Mrs Rachel Cheney, of Ramsbury, co Wilts, wife of Maj Peter Edward Cheney, MBE], & Florence Helena A. Mercer [born 1987], youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Martin Mercer, of Charlbury, Oxfordshire.

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Huxley/Woodd engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 September, 2021, between Charles Philip Huxley [born 1987], son of Mr Philip Huxley, of Brineton, Shropshire, and his wife the former Rachael Edwards, and Tabitha Ann Woodd [born 1991], scion of that landed gentry family, younger daughter of Major David John Basil Woodd [born 1950], of Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Frances Jane Berners [Fra] Allsopp [born 26 May, 1955], scion of the Barons Hindlip.

Henry Allsopp, 1st Baron Hindlip [1811-87] > Hon Ranulph Allsopp [1848-1911] > Samuel Allsopp [1899-1975] > Michael Allsopp [1930-2017] > Fra Allsopp [b 1955] > Tabitha Woodd 

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Alfred Winslow [Alfie] Laxton [born 2021]

Rebecca Laxton [nee Crofton-Atkins], scion of that landed gentry damily, wife of James R. Laxton, gave birth to a son, Alfred Winslow [Alfie], 7 September, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles.

James Laxton is a son of Mr Peter Laxton and Mrs Agnes Rodgers, of San Francisco, California, United States.

Rebecca M.C. Laxton is the youngest daughter of Peter Randell Crofton-Atkins [born 1937], of Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Susan Mary Winslow-Taylor.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Amanda Holden 1948-2021

 Amanda Holden, who died 7 September, 2021, aged 73, was a British pianist, librettist, translator, editor and academic teacher. She is known for translating opera librettos to more contemporary English for the English National Opera, and for writing new librettos, especially in collaboration with Brett Dean. She contributed to encyclopedias such as the New Penguin Opera Guide.

She was born Amanda Warren, 19 January, 1948, daughter of Sir Harold Brian Seymour Warren [1914-96], a medical officer in the Grenadier Guards, and his wife Dame Alice Josephine Mary Taylor Barnes, DBE [1912-99], the obstetrician and gynaecologist.

Amanda Warren married 1 May, 1971 [divorced 1988], as his first wife, Anthony Ivan Holden [born 22 May, 1947], the biographer, journalist and broadcaster, scion of the Holden baronets, second son of John Holden [1918-85], by his wife Margaret Lois Sharpe [d 1985], and a grandson of Sir George Holden, 2nd Baronet [1890-1937].

Amanda Holden leaves three sons.

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Storm Athill marries Richard Hollingsworth

 The marriage took place in September, 2021, at Morston Church, Norfolk, between Richard Thomas Hollingsworth [born 1991], son of [John] Christopher Hollingsworth [born 1955], of Wickhambrook, Suffolk, by his former wife the former Paula Margaret Wood [born 1958, now Mrs Mark Slater, of Coton, Cambridge], & Miss Storm Isobel Athill [born 1990], daughter of William Robert Charles Athill [born 1958], of Morston, Norfolk, and Lady Elizabeth [Liza] Campbell [born 24 September, 1959], of London, daughter of the late 6th Earl Cawdor, Thane of Cawdor [1932-1993].

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Annabel Jean Findlay 1965-2021

 Annabel Jean Findlay, who has died suddenly, aged 56, was a scion of the Findlay landed gentry family.

She was born in 1965, a daughter of James Steuart Findlay [1925-2005], of Newliston, West Lothian, and his wife the former Marjorie Macleod; she married in August, 2002, Charles Angus Millar [born 15 June, 1963], son of Angus George Millar [who died 1996], and his wife the former Julia Mary Cathcart [1936-2000].

Her husband descends from the Earls Cathcart:-

2nd Earl Cathcart [1783-1859] > Hon Augustus Cathcart [1830-1914] > Frederick Cathcart [1873-1943] > Alan Cathcart [1908-67] > Julia Cathcart [see above]

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Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce/Scrope engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 September, 2021, between the Hon George Patrick Roualeyn Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce [born 19 March, 1990], younger son of the 9th Baron Thurlow [born 13 April, 1952], of Mapledurham, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Bridget Anne Julia Cheape, and Henrietta Perpetua Agnes [Hetty] Scrope [born 1991], scion of the ancient House of Scrope of Danby, youngest daughter of Maj. Peter Geoffrey Scrope [born 3 January, 1955], of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Penelope Eldrydd Davies [born 31 March, 1955], scion of the Barons Davies.

John Savile, 6th Earl of Mexborough [1868-1945] > Lady Beatrice Savile [1910-73] > Peter Scrope [b 1955] > Hetty Scrope [b 1991]

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Houstoun/Pereira engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 September, 2021, between Capt Michael Paterson Houstoun [born 1990], eldest son of Alexander Michael Houstoun [born 27 July, 1958], of Kinnettles, Angus, and his wife the former Margaret Susan Kerr, and Tessa Victoria Pereira [born 1992], daughter of Paulo A.G.C. Pereira, of Kensington, London, and his wife the former Caroline V. Brooks.

Capt Houstoun is descended from the Spencer-Nairn baronets:-

Sir Douglas Spencer-Nairn, 2nd Baronet [1906-70] > Mary Spencer-Nairn [b 1931] >  Alexander Houstoun [b 1958 - see above]

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India Vivien Campbell Adamson [born 2021]

 Hannah Gillian Campbell Adamson [born 1988, nee de Haan], wife of James William Campbell Adamson (b 1989), scion of ther Adamson landed family, of Strathcaro, gave birth to a daughter, India Vivien, 19 September, 2021.

James Campbell Adamson is a son of Hugh A. Campbell Adamson [born 1954], of Stracathro, Angus, by his wife the former Hon Alison Mary Elliott (b 1957), daughter of the life peer Baron Elliott of Morpeth.

Hannah Campbell Adamson is a twin daughter of Archer de Haan [born 10 June, 1950], and Mrs Vivien de Haan [nee Whittall, born 1961], of Bromfield, Shropshire.

The infant descends from the Earls of Plymouth:-

Ivor Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth [1889-1943] > Lady Gillian Windsor-Clive [died 1961] > Archer de Haan [b 1950] > Hannah de Haan [b 1988] > India Campbell Adamson [b 2021]

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Cooper/Windsor-Clive marriage

 _. The marriage has taken place between Sam Peter Cooper [born 1978], only son of Michael Cooper and the late Maria J.L. Cordell-Lavarack [nee Boyd], & the Lady India Harriet Windsor-Clive [born 3 September, 1988], only daughter of the 4th Earl of Plymouth [born 19 November, 1951],  and the Countess of Plymouth [nee Caroline Anne Nettlefold, born 28 Feb, 1954], scion of the Nettlefold landed gentry family, and a descendant maternally of the Curzon Viscounts Scarsdale.

Sam Cooper is the former husband of the singer songwriter Lily Allen [born 2 May, 1985], by whom he has two daughters, Ethel Mary [born 2011], and Marnie Rose [born 2013]. 

Sam's mother, known as Mia, was the first wife of the Irish-born record producer Denny Cordell [1943-1995]. They assumed the surname Cordell-Lavarack. Denny Cordell-Lavarack was producer for the Moody Blues, Procol Harum, The Cranberries &c. Sam had an elder half-brother, the musician Tarka Cordell [1966-2008].

Denny Cordell second wife from 1978 to 1994 was Theodora Elizabeth Brinckman [born 1943], daughter of Sir Roderick Brinckman, 5th Bt [1902-85], by whom he had a son, Milo [b 10 Nov, 1978], a producer, and a daughter, Emerald [b 19 Feb 1981]

He had a third union, a relationship, with Marina Guinness [born 16 Aug, 1957], scion of the Barons Moyne, daughter of the Hon Desmond Guinness and Princess Marie Gabrielle von Urach, by whom he had a son, Finbar Cordell.

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Sir Robert Shean McConnell, 4th Baronet 1930-2021

 Sir Robert Shean McConnell, 4th Baronet, has died at the age of 90.

Sir Robert, a former Lambeth Liberal Democrat councillor, who did not use his title, was the fourth holder of the baronecy, having succeeded his father, Sir Robert, 3rd Baronet, in 1987.

He was born 23 November, 1930, the eldest son of Sir Robert Melville Terence McConnell, 3rd Bt [1902-87], and his wife the former Rosamond Mary Elizabeth Reade.

A chartered surveyor, he was elected a Lib Dem councillor for Lambeth in 1996.

He was unmarried, and is succeeded in the baronetcy, created in 1900, by his nephew, Major Terence Reade McConnell, who was born 16 November, 1959.

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The Baroness Ramsbotham [died 2021]

 The Baroness Ramsbotham, who died 20 September, 2021, aged 83, was the wife of General the Baron Ramsbotham, GCB, GBE [born 6 Nov, 1934],  a retired British Army officer, who later served as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005, and now sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords.

She was the former Susan Caroline Dickinson, scion of the Dickinson landed family, of Stocksfield, daughter of Robert Joicey Dickinson [1901-81], and his wife the former Alice Penelope Barnett [1907-1985], descended from the Monck baronets; and married in 1958, the then David John Ramsbotham, son of the Rt Rev John Alexander Ramsbotham [1906-89], late Bishop of Wakefield, and his wife the former Eirian Morgan Owen [who died in 1988], by whom she had issue, 2 sons.

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Lisa Julia Llewellen Palmer [nee Nicholls] [died 2021]

 Lisa Julia Llewellen Palmer [nee Nicholls], who died 16 September, 2021, aged 57, was the wife of Charles Anthony Llewellen Palmer [born 1967], scion of that landed gentry family, of Great Somerford, Wilts. Mrs Llewellem Palmer, who died suddenly, leaves issue, sons Timothy Michael [b 2000], Alastair George [b 2001], and William Owen [b 2003], and a daughter, Martha.

Her husband is the son of Lt-Col Charles Timothy Llewellen Palmer, MC [1917-78], a grandson of the 1st and last Marquess of Lincolnshire, and his wife the former Cynthia Lindsay Graham Menzies [died 2018], a descendant of the Earls of Jersey.

6th Earl of Jersey > Lady Julia Child-Villiers [1842-1921] > Cecilia Wombwell [1864-1948] > William Graham Menzies [1903-45] > Cynthia Graham Menzies [as above]

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Macleod/Power engagement

 The engagement was announced 22 September, 2021, between Charles Alastair Roderick Macleod [born 31 January, 1992], eldest son of Alastair Roderick Donald Macleod [born 19 Oct, 1960], of Moray, and his late wife the former Anna Mary Caroline Brett [who died in 2003, aged 38], and Georgina Power, daughter of David Power and Ms Julia Power, of Gloucestershire.

Charles Macleod descends fromn the Persse landed gentry family:-

Brigadier Sydney Persse [1897-1945] > Caroline Persse [b 1937] > Alastair Macleod [b 1960] > Charles Macleod [b 1992]

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Commander Trevor Peter Gordon Poland, RN 1923-2021

 Commander Peter Poland, RN, who died at Cape Town, 30 August, 2021, aged 98, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born 24 July, 1923, son of Commander Kenneth Gordon Plowden, RN [1896-1973], and his wife the former Hester Mary Beatrice Chichele-Plowden [1902-1993], scion of the Fitzherbert Barons Stafford, and niece of Pamela Chichele-Plowden [1874-1971], who turned down a marriage proposal from Sir Winston Churchill, and married the 2nd Earl of Lytton [1876-1947].

He married firstly, 28 July, 1944, June Mary Bowlby [1925-69], scion of that landed family, daughter of Henry Russell Bowlby [1890-1965], and his wife the former Hermione Hester Isabel Wisden [1898-1981]; and married 2ndly, 1969, Lorette Durr [who died in 2014].

Cdr Poland's Daily Telegraph obit: in May 1941, 17-year-old Midshipman Poland was navigator’s tanky (assistant) to Commander Frank Lloyd, Master of the Fleet, in the Home Fleet flagship, the battleship King George V. Intelligence was received from the naval attaché in Stockholm that the German battleship Bismarck had been sighted off the coast of Sweden..... Gifted with extraordinary powers of observation and memory – aided by his letters home to his mother, his midshipman’s journal, and the navigational notebook which he kept during the action – Poland left a unique memoir of the hunt for and sinking of Bismarck......

Cdr Poland leaves issue, a son, Peter and a daughter, Jill.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Magdalene Jardine Dunlop [nee Browne-Clayton] 1937-2021

 Magdalene Jardine Dunlop, who died 27 August, 2021, aged 84, was a scion of the Browne-Clayton landed gentry family.

She was born 16 June, 1937, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel William Patrick Browne-Clayton [1906-71], head of the landed family, and his wife the former Janet Maitland Bruce Jardine [1909-2002], scion of that Scottish landed gentry family; and married 19 September, 1959, Arian William Hugh Dunlop, son of the Rev Canon Douglas Lyall Chandler Dunlop, of Co Galway, Ireland, by whom she had two sons, Julian [born 1961], and Dominic [born 1969], and a daughter, Lindsay [born 1963].

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Daphne Elizabeth Beatrice Thorneycroft [nee Poland] 1933-2021

 Daphne Elizabeth Beatrice Thorneycroft [nee Poland], who died 16 September, 2021, aged 88, was a scion of the Poland landed gentry family, of Bramshott. 

She was born 8 September, 1933, daughter of Commander Kenneth Gordon Poland [1896-1970], head of the landed family, and his wife the former Hester Mary Beatrice Chichele-Plowden [1902-93], scion of the Barons Stafford.

Daphne Poland married 1960, Edward Kendall Thorneycroft, MBE, DL [1927-2000], by whom she had a son, Tom [born 22 Apr, 1962], and a daughter, Mary Louise [born 18 Mar 1961].

Basil Fitzherbert [1836-1919] [father of the 12th and 13th Barons Stafford] > Beatrice Fitzherbert [1862-1949] > Hester Chichele-Plowden [as above]

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Marcus Mervyn Cooke 1944-2021

 Marcus Mervyn Cooke died 16 September, 2021, aged 78.

He was born 28 March, 1944, a younger son of [John] Sholto Fitzpatrick Cooke [1906-75], sometime head of that Irish landed gentry family, and his wife the former Phoebe Maxwell Hamilton [who was later wife of the 4th Baron Hillingdon [1922-78].

He married 4 December, 1973, as her second husband, Phyllida Rosemary Carnegie [born 4 June, 1942], the adopted daughter of the 11th Earl of Northesk [1901-63], and the Countess of Northesk [nee Elizabeth Vlasto], by whom he had issue, two sons, Sebastian, and Adam [deceased].

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Christopher John Spence 1937-2021

 Christopher John Spence died 13 September, 2021, aged 84.

He was born in 1937, son of Brigadier Ian Fleming Morris Spence, OBE, MC, TD [who died in 1966], and his wife the former Ruth Peacock. He married firsly, 29 September, 1960, as her first husband, Merle Aurelia Ropner [born 12 Oct, 1939], scion of the Ropner baronets, daughter of Sir Leonard Ropner, 1st Baronet [1895-1977], and his wife the former Esme Robertson [died 1996]; and married 2ndly, 1970, Susan Morley, daughter of Brigadier Michael Frederick Morley, MBE [1911-90], and his wife the former Primrose Elizabeth Gordon [1912-1997]. His second wife is a sister of Miranda, Duchess of Beaufort.

He leaves issue from his first marriage, a daughter, Miranda Jane [born 6 Jan, 1963], and was predeceased by a son, Jeremy [1964-82].

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Comyn/Bampfylde marriage

 The marriage took place 18 September, 2021, at St Lawrence Church, Hungerford, between Capt Edward John FitzWalter Comyn [born 1989], descended from the Barons FitzWalter, younger son of Timoty John Comyn [born 1951], of Westcot, co Oxford, by his wife the former Jane Fairrie Drinkwater [born 1954], & the Hon Lara Fiona Brita Bampfylde [born 14 May, 1990], daughter of the 7th Baron Poltimore [born 8 June, 1957], of Hungerford, Berkshire, by his wife the former Sally Anne Miles [born 1957].

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Jemima Matilda Jane Brougham [born 2021]

 Charlotte Emily Brougham (born 1989, nee Cox), wife of Thomas Edward Alexander Brougham (b 1988), descended from the Vestey baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Jemima Matilda Jane, 21 July, 2021, a sister for Hugo Thomas Oliver, who was born 10 November, 2017.

Thomas Brougham is a son of Nicholas Dominic Leonard Brougham (born13 Apr, 1954), and his wife the former Susan Margaret Anne Mason.

Charlotte Brougham is a daughter of Andrew J.S. Cox, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, and his former wife Jane Liddelow [born 1962].

William Vestey, 1st Baron Vestey [1859-1940] > Hon Leonard Vestey [1888-1954] > Elizabeth Vestey [1923-2017] > Nicholas Brougham [b 1954] > Thomas Brougham [b 1988] > Jemima Brougham [b 2021]

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Daughter for Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

  _. Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi [born 8 Aug, 1988], wife of Mr Edoardo Alessandro M. Mapelli Mozzi [born London 1 November, 1983], gave birth to a daughter, 18 September, 2021, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The infant, born at 23:42 weighed in at 6lb 2oz.

The latest addition to the Royal House of Windsor is 11th in line of succession to the throne.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mapelli Mozzi family have several connections to the British aristocracy. Edward Ankarcrona, son of Countess Margaretha Mapelli Mozzi [previous wife of Edo's father], married 28 Oct, 2006, Lady Lucinda Sarah Catherine Savile [born 3 Apr, 1973], a daughter of the Earl and Countess of Mexborough.

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

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

The royal baby is the 12th great-grandchild for Her Majesty the Queen:-

1. Savannah Anne Kathleen Phillips, born 29 December, 2010

2. Isla Elizabeth Phillips, born 29 March, 2012

3. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, born 22 July, 2013

4. Mia Grace Tindall, born 17 January, 2014

5. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge, born 2 May, 2015

6. Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge, born 23 April, 2018

7. Lena Elizabeth Tindall, born 18 June, 2018

8. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, born 6 May, 2019

9. August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, born 9 February, 2021

10. Lucas Philip Tindall, born 21 March, 2021

11. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, born 4 June, 2021

12. Baby Mapelli Mozzi, born 18 September, 2021

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