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Friday, December 31, 2021

Florence Evelyn Galloway Williams [born 2021]

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

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

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

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Jamieson/St Clair-Erskine engagement

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

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

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Cadogan/Motion engagement

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

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

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Moira Priscilla Coote Wootton 1931-2021

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

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

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Bellamy/Tottenham engagement

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

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Duwe/Gray engagement

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

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Vita Ottilie Gilbert Baring [born 2021]

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Skye Joanna Wellesley 2006-2021

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

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

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Glenda Rosalie Trench 1922-2021

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

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

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


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

April Ashley, MBE 1935-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Judith Elizabeth Du Boulay 1933-2021

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

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

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

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Anna Maria Alice Pelly 1967-2021

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

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

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

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Monday, December 27, 2021

d'Abo/Ponsonby engagement

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

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Horgan/Stopford engagement

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

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

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Algernon Jake Rufus Heber-Percy [born 2021]

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

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

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

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

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Friday, December 24, 2021

Hewitt/Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington engagement

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


van Schevensteen/Chubb engagement

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

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

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Forsyth/Gray engagement

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

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Roger Michael Hippisley-Cox 1925-2021

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

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

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Robin Mark Le Mesurier [Halliley] 1953-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sir Tresham Lever, 3rd Baronet 1932-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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Hon Serena Frances Fairfax 1952-2021

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

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

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

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

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Hon William Eric John Rollo 1978-2021

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

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

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

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Robin Peter Godfrey-Faussett [born 2021]

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

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

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

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The Hon Susan Victoria Blount 1933-2021

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

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

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

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The Baron Rogers of Riverside, CH 1933-2021

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

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

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

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

Lord Rogers leaves five children.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Charles Cousens Bastin 1930-2021

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

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

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Catherine Mary Archer [nee Overton] [d 2021]

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

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Charles Lancelot Dawes 1938-2021

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

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Nigel Robert Elwes 1941-2021

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

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

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

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Absalom/Sanders engagement

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

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Nancy Frances Jessica Coulson [born 2021]

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

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

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

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

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Friday, December 17, 2021

Brandram/Ferguson marriage

 __The marriage took place in London, 17 December, 2021, between Capt Nicholas George Brandram (b 23 Apr 1982), Scots Guards, descended from the Royal House of Greece, only son of Richard Paul George Andrew Brandram (1948-2020], by his former wife the former Jennifer Steele (b 1951 - now Mrs Robert Enslow), & Sophie Amelia Ferguson [born 13 Oct, 1992], daughter of Jakes D. Ferguson, of Hampshire, and his wife the former Mary V. Mann.

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

Nicholas Brandram's first marriage to Katrina Davis ended in divorce in 2014. He announced his engagement to Sophie Ferguson in May, 2021.

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Muriel Elisabeth Campbell [nee Wieler] 1932-2021

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

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

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

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

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Pamela Portal 1939-2021

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

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


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Arthur Thomas Lacy Hulbert-Powell [born 2021]

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

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

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

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

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

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Kevin Billington 1934-2021

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Kent/de Haan engagement

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

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

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Celia Mary Preston [née Thornely] 1938-2021

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

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

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

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Patrick James Weston Tory 1945-2021

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

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

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Jennifer Shirley Hunter Blair 1936-2021

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

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

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Major Michael Wogan Festing 1939-2021

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Janet Deakin Hotham

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

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

She leaves two sons from her first marriage.

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

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Lady Trethowan, widow of Sir Ian Trethowan, died 2021

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

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

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

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Lau/Ropner engagement

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

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

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Lady Leggatt 1938-2021

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

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

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

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Aitken/Jacobs engagement

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

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


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Monday, December 13, 2021

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

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

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

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

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Robin Pleydell-Bouverie 1937-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Wilbur Riley Sampson [born 2021]

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

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

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

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Houstoun/Macpherson engagement

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

Capt Houstoun descends from the Spencer-Nairn baronets:-

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

Fiona Macpherson is descended from the Tritton family:-

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

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Price/Lebus engagement

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

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

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Henry Michael Jan Simon [born 2021]

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

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

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Finn Francis Midelfart Macpherson [born 2021]

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

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

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

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

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Henry James Maunsell [born 2021]

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

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

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

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Marriott/Schicht engagement

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

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

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

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Jonathan Penrose, OBE 1933-2021

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

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

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

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Sir Christopher Hogg 1936-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mackworth-Young/Freer-Smith engagement

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

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

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Phoebe Violet Newton [born 2021]

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

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

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

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Blocksidge/Tindal-Carill-Worsley engagement

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

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Thursday, December 09, 2021

[Robert] John Orr Barton 1944-2021

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

John Barton was Chairman of easyJet and Ted Baker. 

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

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

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Julia May Twist [nee Rowley] 1934-2021

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

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

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

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Jodie Kidd to marry Joseph Bates

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

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

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

 _. Caroline Louise Bevan [Carrie] Johnson [nee Symonds] [born 17 March, 1988],  wife of the Rt Hon [Alexander] Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, PC, MP [born 19 June, 1964], Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and descended from the Royal House of Wurttemberg, gave birth to a daughter, Romy Iris Charlotte, 9 December, 2021, at University College Hospital, London, a sister for Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas, who was born in London, 29 April, 2020.

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

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

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

George II, King of Gt Britain & Ireland

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Frederick, Prince of Wales

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Princess Augusta of Gt Britain & Ireland

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Princess Auguste Caroline Friederike Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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Prince Paul Heinrich Karl Friedrich August of Württemberg

I

Karolina von Rottenburg 

I

Hubert Freiherr von Pfeffel

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Marie Luise Freiin von Pfeffel

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Irene Williams

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Stanley Johnson

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Boris Johnson

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Romy Johnson

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Iman/Lanning engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

John Leonard Maddocks 1931-2021

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

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

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Shields/Finlayson engagement

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

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Hartley Russell/Hill engagement

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

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

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

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Arabella May Fanshawe [born 2021]

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

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

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

The couple announced their engagement in June, 2021.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Ewen John Brodie of Lethen, CVO

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

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

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

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Lady Hardy 1949-2021

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

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

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

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Lady Johnstone 1935-2021

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

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

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

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Lawson/Stevens engagement

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

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

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Saturday, December 04, 2021

John Byng Oswald Carleton Paget 1939-2021

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

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

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Vivian Helen Turnbull [née Ingram] 1937-2021

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

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

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

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Simon Edward Basil Mostyn 1947-2021

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

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

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The Lady Jane Alianora Borlase Wallop 1939-2021

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

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

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Tobias Malcolm Banks Ross [born 2021]

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

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

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

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Fortune, Duchess of Grafton, GCVO 1920-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, December 03, 2021

The Baron McKenzie of Luton 1946-2021

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

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

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

William David McKenzie was born 24 July, 1946.

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Sybilla Eliza Juliet Yarker [born 2021]

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

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

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

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David Alexander Somerset Gibbs 1953-2021

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

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David Henry Smyly 1941-2021

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

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

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

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

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Baxter/Morris-Eyton engagement

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

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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Dr Grahame Fermian Winfield Swan [died 2021]

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

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

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Bernhard-Larson/Alexander engagement

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

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Thomas William Naesmyth of Posso [born 2021]

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

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

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

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Prince Andrew Romanov 1923-2021

 Prince Andrew Romanov, who has died aged 98, was the oldest member of the Royal House of Russia. Following the death of his cousin Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, he was the oldest descendant of King Christian IX of Denmark.

He was a great-great grandson in the direct male line of Tsar Nicholas I, and through his great-grandmother, Grand Duchess Xenia [1875-1960], he was a great-grandson of Tsar Alexander III, and the Tsarina Marie Feodorovna.

Prince Andrew was a third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Alexandra, the Queen's great-grandmother was a sister of the Tsarina Marie Feodorovna. Both were daughters of Christian IX, King of Denmark.

Prince Andrew [Andrei] was born in London 21 January, 1923, son of Prince Andrew Romanov [1897-1981], and his wife Donna Elisabetha Ruffo [1886-1940], widow of Alexander von Friederici. His childhood was spent with his emigre relations at Hampton Court Palace and at Windsor, but he later lived in the United States. He took US citizenship, 20 Dec, 1954.

He married firstly at San Francisco, United States, 9 September, 1951 [div 1959], Elena Dourneva [1927-91]; married 2ndly, also at San Francisco, 21 March, 1961, Kathleen Norris [1935-67], and married 3rdly, at Reno, 17 Dec, 1987, Inez von Bachelin [born 11 October, 1933].

Prince Andrew leaves a son, Prince Alexis [born 1953], from his first marriage, and two sons, Prince Peter [born 1961] and Prince Andrew [born 1963], from his second marriage. He also leaves a granddaughter, Princess Natasha Romanov [born 1993].

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Peto/Deterding engagement

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

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

FitzRoy/Fawkes engagement

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

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

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Dance/Wise engagement

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

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Charles John Gore 1932-2021

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

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

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Anthony Beville Vyvyan 1935-2021

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

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

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Jean Cynthia Reilly [nee Gilbey] 1930-2021

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

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

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Colonel Anthony Conrad [Tony] Uloth

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Russell/Scott engagement

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

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

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Laing/Bentley engagement

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

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

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Arthur Henry Rupert Henniker-Major [born 2021]

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

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

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

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

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Ian Bayley Curteis 1935-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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Lyra Celia Cookson [born 2021]

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

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

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

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Isabel Charlotte Rose Quine 2003-2021

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

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

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

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

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Procter Naylor, OBE 1937-2021

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

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

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

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Webb/Probert engagement

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

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

[Mary P] Rosamunde Lyell [died 2021]

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

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

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

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

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Sir John Carden, 8th Baronet 1953-2021

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

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

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

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

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Philippa Barder [née Verey] 1940-2021

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

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

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Colonel John Willian Henry Eustace 1938-2021

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

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Walter Nicholas Murray Lawrence 1935-2021

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

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

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[John] Adrian Bailey 1930-2021

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

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

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

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Hon Iris Irene Adele Dawnay, LVO 1923-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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George Edward Hugh Brooksbank 1949-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Double christening at Windsor

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

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

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Hon Mrs Joan Rosemary Raynsford, OBE 1920-2021

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

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

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Chase/Dashwood engagement

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

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Miles James Leopold Seligman [born 2021]

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

London service of Blessing for James Coghill and Marina Fairfax

  A service of Blessing took place, 13 November, 2021, at the Brompton Oratory, between James Coghill, son of Mr & Mrs Richard Coghill, of Hong Kong, & Marina Fairfax [born 1989], scion of the Lords Fairfax of Cameron, second daughter of the Hon Hugh Nigel Thomas Fairfax [born 29 March, 1958], of London, by his wife the former Victoria Janet Neave [born 1959], scion of the Neave baronets.

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

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

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

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Hillgarth/du Boisbaudry engagement

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

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Josephine Eliza Ducie Vaughan [born 2021]

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

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

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

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Climie/Fox-Andrews engagement

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

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[Anne] Jacqueline Errington 1935-2021

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

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Myrtle/Barclay engagement

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

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Annabelle Victoria and Zara Alexandra Micklem [born 2021]

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

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

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

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

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Grandson for Lord and Lady Hesketh

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

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

Petrina is Bella Freud's PR woman.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

James Digby Legard

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Peter Ronald Wise 1929-2021

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

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

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

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

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Atticus Hamilton Idelji-FitzGerald [born 2021]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stevenson/Thompson engagement

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

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

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Galloway/Manningham-Buller engagement

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

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

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Tulley/Chichester engagement

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

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The Countess of Avon 1920-2021

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

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

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

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

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

The Countess of Avon was childless.

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Carrallo Pendas/Stanbury marriage

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

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

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

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

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Michael Joseph Edmund Maxwell Stuart 1932-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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Lady Starkey 1944-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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