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Friday, December 30, 2022

(Douglas) Nigel Leigh-Pemberton 1929-2022

 (Douglas) Nigel Leigh-Pemberton, who died 15 December, 2022, aged 93, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born 9 May, 1929, son of Capt Robert Douglas Leigh-Pemberton, MBE, MC(1896-1964), of Kippen, Sittingbourne, Kent, and his wife the former Helen Isabel Payne-Gallwey (d 1985), descended from the Payne Bts, and was a younger brother of Robin Leigh-Pemberton, the Baron Kingsdown, KG (1927-2013).

He married 21 July, 1973, Alexandra Valerie Roper, daughter of J.C.A. Roper, by whom he had issue, a son, Charles, and two daughters, Laura and Georgina.

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HRH The Margrave of Baden 1933-2022

 HRH The Margrave of Baden, who died 29 December, 2022, aged 89, was head of the Grand Ducal House of Baden, and a first cousin of HM King Charles III.

Maximilian Andreas Friedrich Gustav Ernst August Bernhard, Margrave of Baden, Herzog von Zähringen, was born at Salem 3 July, 1933, son of Berthold, Margrave of Baden (1906-63), and his wife HRH Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark (1906-69), sister of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021).

He married in 1966, Valerie, Archduchess of Austria (born 23 May, 1941), by whom he had issue.

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Deborah Inglefield (née Hurlbatt) 1938-2022

 Deborah Inglefield (née Hurlbatt) died 22,December 2022, aged 84. 

She married thrice, firstly, Lieutenant-Commander Simon Scott Thomas, RN (1935-1966), son of Commander William Scott Thomas, RN (1903-83), by his wife the former Mary Hilda Bertha Hemelryk; married 2ndly, Lieutenant-Commander Simon Idiens, RN (1933-1972), and thirdly, in 2004, to Christopher Samuel Inglefield (born 30 Oct, 1936), second son of Sir Gilbert Inglefield, GBE, KCB (1909-91), Lord Mayor of London 1967-68, and his wife the former Laura Barbara Frances Thompson (1908-2004).

Deborah Inglefield leaves issue from her first marriage, two daughters, the actresses Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, DBE (born 24 May, 1960), and Serena Scott Thomas (born 21 Sept, 1961), and a son from her second marriage, Matthew Charles Idiens (born 1970), husband of the Hon Saffron Alexandra Vestey (born 1971), daughter of the late 3rd Baron Vestey, GCVO (1941-2021).

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Lady Langley (née Oliphant) 1928-2022

 Lady Langley (née Oliphant), who died 15 December, 2022, aged 94, was widow of Major-Gen Sir Desmond Langley, KCVO, MBE (1930-2008), scion of that Irish landed family.

She was the former Felicity Joan Oliphant, born in 1928, daughter of Lieutenant-Col Kingsley Jack Pertwee Oliphant, MC (1890-1979), and married in 1950, (Henry) Desmond Allen Langley (born 16 May, 1930), son of Colonel Sir Henry Fitzroy Grace Langley, OBE (1895-1971), & his wife the former (Elfrida) Winsome Allen (1896-1967), by whom she had issue, a son and a daughter.

Her husband  served as Major-General commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District from 1979 to 1983. He later served as the 132nd Governor of Bermuda from 1988 to 1992.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Lady Elwes 1940-2022

 Lady Elwes, who died suddenly, 23 December, 2022, was wife of Sir Henry Elwes, KCVO, sometime Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, of Colesbourne Park.

She was the former Carolyn Dawn Cripps (born 1940), scion of that landed gentry family, of Ampney Park, daughter of Joseph William Wykeham Cripps (1900-58), and his wife the former Joyce Wilkinson, and married in 1962, Henry William George Elwes (born 24 October,1935), scion of that landed gentry family, son of Maj John Hargreaves Elwes (1906-43), and his wife the former Isabel Pamela Ivy Beckwith (1908-1993), descended from the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, by whom she had issue, three sons, John, Frederick and George.

Her husband was Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire from 1992 to 2010. He was appointed KCVO in 2009.

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Monday, December 26, 2022

Zbigniew Leon Mieczkowski (died 2022)

Zbigniew Leon Mieczkowski died 19 December, 2022.

He was a Polish veteran of the Second World War and active member of the Polish diaspora in the UK. The only son of Stefan Mieczkowski de Zagloba vel Zagroba, of Dzierzanowo, Poland, he married 26 July, 1965, the Hon Caroline Sarah Aline Grenfell (1933-2019), second daughter of the 2nd Baron Grenfell (1905-1976), and his 1st wife the former Elizabeth Sarah Polk Shaugnessy (1913-2015), scion of the Barons Shaughnessy, by whom he had issue, a son, Stefan, and a daughter, Helena.

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Saturday, December 24, 2022

Hutchens/Agnew engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 December, 2022, between Christopher Allan Hutchens (born 1989), son of Mr & Mrs David Hutchens, of Dunlop, Ayrshire, and Charlotte Elizabeth Agnew (born 1987), scion of the Agnew of Lochnaw baronets, eldest daughter of James Douglas Agnew (born 16 January, 1959), of Kelso, Roxburghshire, and his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Cameron.

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Beale/Crosthwaite engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 December, 2022, between Christopher Hugo Jermyn Beale (born 1993), younger son of Simon Charles Waldegrave Beale (b 1961), of Evenlode, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Caroline Margaret Jermyn Holborow (b 1961), and Rose Elizabeth Frances Crosthwaite (born 1992), daughter of Nicolas James Goland Crosthwaite (b 1948), of Laverstoke, Hampshire, and his wife the former Lucinda Margaret Baxendale (b 1958), scion of that landed gentry family.

Rose Crosthwaite is descended from the Earls Fortescue:-

The 5th Earl Fortescue (1888-1958) > Lady Elizabeth Fortescue (1926-2010) > Lucinda Margaret Baxendale (b 1958) > Rose Crosthwaite (b 1992)

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Rosemary-Artemis Isabella Cowie (born 2022)

 Catherine Cowie (nèe Ellis-Robson), wife of Alexander John Cowie (born 1975), gave birth to a daughter, Rosemary-Artemis Isabella, 14 November, 2022, a sister for Alan Horatio (born 2018).

Alexander is a son of Maj. Nigel Hugh Alexander Cowie (1943-91) and his wife the former Hon Rosalind Juliana Brooke (b 1950) daughter of the 2nd Viscount Brookeborough (1922-87).

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Few Brown/ Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 December, 2022, between Frederick Richard T. Few Brown (born 1992), son of Ben G. Few Brown (born 1959), of Cholderton, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Alison Louise Cotterell, & Natasha Shan Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax (born 1993), daughter of Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, MP (born 29 January, 1958), of Charborough Park, Dorset, MP for South Dorset, scion of the Barons Dunsany, and his 1st wife the former Zara Victoria Legge-Bourke (born 26 May, 1966), scion of the Earls of Dartmouth (now Mrs Angus Gordon Lennox, wife of Angus Charles Gordon Lennox, of Gordon Castle, Moray, scion of the Dukes of Richmond.

Frederick Few Brown is a nephew of Rebecca, Marchioness of Blandford (born 1962), first wife of the current 12th Duke of Marlborough.

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Delfina (Delfi) Davies (born 2022)

 The Lady Jemima Juliet Davies (nee Herbert, born 4 October, 1989), wife of Hugo Patrick Trehearne Davies [born 1989], & scion of the Earls of Pembroke & Montgomery, gave birth to a daughter, Delfina (Delfi), 12 December, 2022.

Lady Jemima is the fourth daughter of the late 17th Earl of Pembroke [1939-2003], of Wilton House, Salisbury, by his second wife the former Miranda Juliet Oram [born 1962] (now Miranda, Countess of Pembroke), and is a half-sister of the 18th Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery.

Hugo Davies is the eldest son of Mr Mark Edward Trehearne Davies, CVO [born 20 May, 1948], of Admington, Warwickshire, by his wife the former Antonia Catharine Chittenden [born 1960], 

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Yorke/Agnew engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 December, 2022, between Capt Archie William Yorke (born 1995), Coldstream Guards, son of the late Major Robert William Yorke, QGM, and his wife the former Lucinda Elisabeth (Luly) Thomson (born 4 Apr, 1965), of Watchfield, Wiltshire, descended from the Earls of Dunmore, & Daisy Matilda Agnew (born 6 Aug, 1995), scion of the Agnew baronets, daughter of Caspar Jonathan William Agnew (born 20 Apr, 1967), of Battersea, London, and Mrs Annabel J (Annie) Agnew (nee Summers), of Brightwalton, Berkshire.

The 8th Earl of Dunmore, VC > Lady Mary Elizabeth Murray > Sara Elisabeth Oldfield > Lucinda Elisabeth Thomson > Capt Archie Yorke

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

James Charles Macaulay Booth 1921-2022

James Charles Macaulay Booth, who died 18 December, 2022, aged 101, was descended from the Barons Monteagle; born 9 July, 1921, son of Charles Zachary Macaulay Booth (1886-1968), and his wife the former Mary Honora Spring Rice (1896-1972), scion of the Barons Monteagle of Brandon. 

Jim Booth was a wartime naval officer who took part in a crucial mission to guide the Allied armada on to Sword Beach during the D-Day landings. 

His grandfather was the great Victorian social reformer Charles Booth (1840-1916). His great-uncle, Sir Cecil Spring Rice, wrote the words to the hymn I Vow to Thee, My Country. Jim was also musical and was an organ scholar at Eton, winning many prizes.

He married 14 November, 1951, Bertha Evans, a Wren whom he had met on a blind date while both were stationed in Malta, daughter of Thomas Evans. His wife predeceased him. He is survived by their four children: sons, Charles (born 1953) and Stephen (born 1958), and daughters, Antonia (b 1956) and Victoria (b 1961).

He loved dancing. At the 70th anniversary celebrations of VJ day in August 2015 the band was playing in a marquee behind Westminster Abbey when he boldly asked the Duchess of Cornwall’s lady-in-waiting if Camilla would like to dance. After being told she would “love to”, the 94-year-old led the future Queen around the floor with aplomb. Afterwards he told his family that she was “quite a good dancer”.


Margot Isabelle Parsons (born 2022)

Rebecca Anne Louise Parsons [born 1990, nee Arkwright], wife of Edmund Thomas Parsons, gave birth to a daughter, Margot Isabelle, 15 December, 2022, a sister for Wilfred Humphrey, who was born 21 January, 2021.

Rebecca [Becky] Parsons is a daughter of Charles Francis Richard [Charlie] Arkwright [born 1960], of Fulham, London, and his former wife the former Anne-Louise Marie-Noëlle Miranda Josephine Kelly [born 1962], of Upper Woodford, Wiltshire, scion of that Irish landed gentry family, and descended maternally from the Dukes of Norfolk.

Edmund Parsons is the son of Paul Thomas Serge Parsons [born 1955], of Blakesley, Northamptosnhire, and his wife the former Alexandra M. Campion [born 1959].

Becky Parsons is a granddaughter of Bernard Noël David George Terence Kelly, and his wife the late Lady Mirabel Magdalen Fitzalan Howard [1931-2008], sister of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG [1915-2002].

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Willa Lucy Morris-Eyton (born 2022)

 Harriet Mae Morris-Eyton (nee Barber, born 1989), wife of Marcus Alexander Morris-Eyton [born 1989], scion of the Eyton landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Willa Lucy, 10 December, 2022.

Harriet is a  daughter of Paul R. Barber, of Well, Hampshire, and his wife the former Susan E. Rielly. Marcus Morris-Eyton is a son of Robert Anthony [Tony] Morris-Eyton, of Calvington, Shropshire, and his wife the former Clare Stuttaford [born 1960].

The Morris-Eytons descend from the Earls of Roden:-

Robert Jocelyn, 7th Earl of Roden [1845-1915] > Lady Marcia Jocelyn [1891-1972] > Jean Miles [1927-2021] > Anthony Morris-Eyton > Marcus Morris-Eyton > Willa Morris Eyton (born 2022)

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Major Brian John Gilbart-Denham 1934-2022

Major Brian John Gilbart-Denham, Irish Guards, died 12 December, 2022, aged 88.

He was born in 1934, the second son of Maj Vivian Gilbart-Denham, (killed in action at Narvik, 1940), Irish Guards, by his wife the former Diana Mary Beaumont (1907-83), a granddaughter maternally of Sir James Gibson-Craig, 3rd Baronet.

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The Baron Sewell of Sanderstead

 The life peerage recently conferred on Cleveland Anthony Sewell, CBE (born 1959), has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Sewell of Sanderstead, of Sanderstead in the County of Surrey.

Lord Sewell of Sanderstead is an educational consultant and founder and chair of the educational charity Generating Genius. In July 2020, Sewell was appointed chair of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities tasked with looking into race disparity in the UK.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Lady Hallifax 1934-2022

 Lady Hallifax, who has died aged 88, was the widow of Admiral Sir David John Hallifax, KCB, KCVO, KBE (1927-1992), a senior Royal Navy officer who served as Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle from 1988 until 1992.

She was born Anne Blakiston-Houston, 8 January, 1934, scion of the baronets of that name, 2nd daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel John Matthew Blakiston-Houston (1898-1984), and his wife the former Lettice Arden Stobart (who died 1982); and married 8 December, 1962, David John Hallifax (born 3 Sept, 1927), son of Vice-Admiral Ronald Hamilton Curzon Hallifax.

Her husband , following an appointment to the Ministry of Defence as Director of Naval Operational Requirements, became Flag Officer First Flotilla, a position once held by his father. It was from here that he went to the Northwood Headquarters as Chief of Staff to Admiral Sir John Fieldhouse, Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1980. As Chief of Staff he was responsible for the day-to-day control of the Headquarters during the Falklands War. His next appointment was to the United States of America as the NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in 1982. His final appointment was Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1986.

Lady Hallifax, who was widowed 23 Aug, 1992, leaves issue, a son, Thomas, and a daughter, Louisa, and was predeceased by a son, Matthew, who died in a boating accident in 1989.

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Catto/Castellanos O'Shea marriage

 The marriage took place 17 December, 2022, at Cazalla de la Sierra, Sevilla, between Alastair Gordon Catto [born 6 March, 1986], scion of the Barons Catto, son of the Hon Alexander Gordon Catto [born 22 June, 1952], of Sudgrove, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Elizabeth [Lizzie] Scott Boyes, and Ms Maria Castellanos O'Shea, daughter of Jaime and Patricia Castellanos of Madrid, Spain.

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Sunday, December 18, 2022

Rose Farquhar marries George Gemmell

 The Prince of Wales was present at the marriage, 17 December, 2022, at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, between George Neil Gemmell, son of David Stewart Gemmell [born 1946], of Delvine, Scotland, and his former wife Mary-Ann Stewart-Richardson [born 15 March, 1961], scion of the Stewart-Richardson baronets [now Lady Williams, of Broomfield House, Barbados], & Rose Katherine Farquhar [born 1983], scion of the Farquhar baronets, daughter of Capt Ian Walter Farquhar, LVO, Queen's Own Hussars [born 11 Dec, 1945], of Happylands House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Pamela Jane Chafer.

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

Belinda, Baroness Montagu of Beaulieu 1932-2022

 Belinda, Baroness Montagu of Beaulieu, who died 15 December, 2022, aged 90, was the former chatelaine of Palace House, at Beaulieu, Hampshire, the first wife of the 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu.

Beaulieu Abbey houses Lady Montagu of Beaulieu's wall hangings which depict the abbey's history. She was the patron of the New Forest Association and was commissioned in 1979 to work on The New Forest Embroidery, in commemoration of the 900th anniversary of the creation of the New Forest.

Palace House, Beaulieu was a Cistercian abbey in Hampshire, England. It was founded in 1203–1204 by King John and (uniquely in Britain) populated by 30 monks sent from the abbey of Cîteaux in France, the mother house of the Cistercian order. The Medieval Latin name of the monastery was Bellus Locus Regis ("The beautiful place of the king"') or monasterium Belli loci Regis. Other spellings of the English name which occur historically are Bewley (16th century) and Beaulie (17th century).

Lady Montagu was born Elizabeth Belinda Crossley, 11 January, 1932, the only daughter of Capt the Hon John de Bathe Crossley (1893-1935), scion of the Barons Somerleyton, and his second wife the former Sybelle Winifred Louisa Pixley Drummond (1898-1963), scion of the Earls of Perth, 1st daughter of Capt Cyril Augustus Drummond (1873-1945), of Cadland, co. Hampshire.

In 1935, her father's older brother, Francis Savile Crossley, succeeded her grandfather as the Baron Somerleyton. Her first cousin, Savile William Francis Crossley, was the 3rd Baron Somerleyton from 1959 until his death in 2012.

Belinda Crossley married 11 April, 1959 (div 1974), as his first wife Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (1926-2015), the flamboyant peer, founder of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, son of the 2nd Baron (1866-1929), and his second wife, the former (Alice) Pearl Crake (1895-1996).

Belinda Lady Montagu leaves issue, Ralph Douglas-Scott-Montagu, the 4th Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (born 13 March, 1961), and a daughter, the Hon Mary Rachel (born 16 Nov, 1964).

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The Baroness Linklater of Butterstone 1943-2022

 The Baroness Linklater, who died 15 December, 2022, aged 79, was a Liberal Democrat politician who was a member of the House of Lords. 

Baroness Linklater retired in February 2016, under the terms of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. Her career indicates her interests in children's welfare, education and special needs, and prison reform. She was created a life peer as Baroness Linklater of Butterstone, of Riemore in Perth and Kinross, on 1 November 1997.

She was born 15 April, 1943, the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Michael Lyle (1919-2001), and his wife the former Hon. Elizabeth Sinclair (1921-94), younger daughter of the former Leader of the Liberal Party Archibald Sinclair, 1st Viscount Thurso (1890-1970). 

She was educated at Cranborne Chase School, a former boarding independent school for girls situated at New Wardour Castle, near Tisbury, Wiltshire, followed by the Universities of Sussex and London. 

She married 21 January, 1967, the journalist Magnus Duncan Linklater, CBE (born 21 February, 1942), son of Eric Robert Linklater, by whom she had issue, three children, two sons and one daughter.

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Adrian Anthony Geoffrey Myers 1972-2022

 Adrian Anthony Geoffrey Myers died 11 December, 2022, aged 50.

He was born in 1972, son of Anthony Andrew Myers (born 1939), and his wife the former Teresa Miriam Emmet (born 1 September, 1949), granddaughter of the life peer the Baroness Emmet of Amberley (1899-1980), daughter of the Hon Christopher Anthony Robert Emmet (1925-96), and his wife the former Lady Miranda Mary Fitzalan Howard (1927-2018), scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, &c.

He married 18 May, 1996, Louise Claire Denny (born 1971), daughter of John Denny and his wife the former Carol Hughes, by whom he had issue, two sons, Oliver and Harry, and two daughters, Georgia and Eloise.

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Friday, December 16, 2022

Sir John MacDermott, KC, PC 1927-2022

 Sir John Clarke MacDermott, KC, PC, who died 13 December, 2022, aged 97, was a Northern Irish barrister and judge.

He was born 9 May, 1927, son of John Clarke MacDermott, Baron MacDermott, MC, PC, PC (NI) (1896-1979) a Northern Irish politician and lawyer who was Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland from 1951 to 1971, and a life peer, by his wife the former Louise Palmer Johnston, oldest daughter of the Rev. J. C. Johnston, DD. 

He was educated at Campbell College, Belfast, Trinity Hall, Cambridge (BA), and Queen's University Belfast.

MacDermott was called to English Bar by the Inner Temple and the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1949 and became a Northern Irish Queen's Counsel in 1964. He was appointed a Justice of the High Court of Northern Ireland in 1973. In 1987, he was made a Lord Justice of Appeal, and was knighted and sworn of the Privy Council. He retired from the bench in 1998.

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Hon Mrs Hugh Cohen 1930-2022

 The Hon Mrs Hugh Cohen, died 13 December, 2022, aged 92.

She was born Jane Karminski, in 1930, daughter of Mr Justice Sir Seymour Edward Karminski (1902-74), a High Court Judge and Lord Justice of Appeal, by his wife the former Susan Elizabeth Burney (1904-1983); and maried 7 Oct, 1953, the Hon Hugh Lionel Cohen (1925-1992), son of Lionel Leonard Cohen, the Baron Cohen, PC (1888-1973), a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, by his wife the former Adelaide Spielmann (who died 29 Dec, 1961), by whom she had issue, three sons, James, Charles and William.

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Hon Mrs Jonathan Davies 1946-2022

 The Hon Mrs Jonathan Davies, who died at Truro, 10 December, 2022, was the wife of the Hon Jonathan Davies, scion of the Barons Davies.

She was born in 1946, daughter of Sir (William) Godfrey Agnew, KCVO, CB (1913-1995), sometime Clerk of the Privy Council, and his first wife the former Ruth Mary Moore (who died in 1962), a granddaughter maternally of the 9th Earl of Denbigh (1859-1939); and married 15 Oct, 1966, the Hon Jonathan Hugh Davies (born 25 January, 1944), second son of the 2nd Baron Davies (1915-1944), and his wife the former Ruth Eldrydd Dugdale (died 1966), by whom she had issue, Michael (b 28 May, 1968), and Alexander (b 1972), and four daughters, Ruth (b 1969), Gwendoline (b 1965), Christianne (b 1976), and Mary (b 1982).

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Hon Sarah Patricia Balcon 1933-2022

 The Hon Sarah Patricia Balcon (nee Mills), who died 12 December, 2022, aged 89, was a scion of the extinct Barons Hillingdon.

She was born 7 February, 1933, daughter of Patrick Charles Mills, the 5th Baron Hillingdon (1906-1982), and his wife the former Nancy Elizabeth Nixon; and married 1 October, 1955, Major Jonathan Michael Henry Balcon, TD (1931-2012), son of Sir Michael Elias Balcon (1896-1977), the film producer, and Aileen Freda, formerly Mrs Jacobs MBE (1904-88) d of H Leatherman, of Johannesburg, South Africa, by whom she had three daughters, (1) Deborah Louise Kate Balcon (b 27 Sept, 1956), (2) Sarah Clair Balcon (b 7 Dec, 1957), & (3) Henrietta Beatrice Jane Balcon (b 5 Nov, 1960).

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Adeline de Stacpoole (born 2022)

 Amelia H.E. de Stacpoole (nee Smith), wife of George Edward Stacpoole, Marquis de Stacpoole [born 1983], gave birth to a daughter, Adeline, 4 December, 2022.

Amelia is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Forbes Smith, of Earnley, Sussex. George de Stacpoole is the son of George Richard Derek Andrew Stacpoole, 7th Duc de Stacpoole [born 1948], of Roundstone, Ireland, by his former wife the former Anne L Duxbury [now Mrs Patrick Creasy, of Ludlow, Shropshire].

The de Stacpooles are an Irish landed gentry family, whose head is the Duke and Marquis de Stacpoole in the Papal States.

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General The Lord Ramsbotham, GCB, CBE 1934-2022

 General The Baron Ramsbotham, GCB, CBE died 13 December, 2022, aged 88.

Lord Ramsbotham was a British Army officer, who later served as HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005, and later sat on the crossbenches of the House of Lords.

David John Ramsbotham was born 6 November, 1934, son of the Rt Rev John Alexander Ramsbotham (1906-1989), Bishop of Wakefield, and his wife the former Eirian Morgan (1903-88); and married in 1958, Susan Caroline Dickinson (who died 2021), scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Robert Joicey Dickinson (1901-1981), and his wife the former Alice Penelope Barnett (1907-85), by whom he had two sons, Richard and James. The elder son, Richard, was married to Emma Colman, a Bowes Lyon descendant and cousin of the King.

He served as Adjutant-general of the army who later became an uncompromising and outspoken chief inspector of prisons. He was appointed KCB in 1987, and advanced to GCB in 1993.

After leaving the army, in addition to his work as Inspector of Prisons, he became chairman of the Hillingdon Hospital Trust. He was made an honorary Doctor of Civil Law by seven universities, and ennobled with a peerage for life in 2005 as Baron Ramsbotham, of Kensington, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The Baroness Couttie 1962-2022

 The Baroness Couttie, who died 12 December, 2022, aged 60, was a Conservative life peer in the House of Lords who, as Philippa Roe, served as Leader of Westminster City Council from 2012 to 2017. Before entering public life she was an investment banker with Citigroup.

Philippa Marion Roe (born 25 September 1962) was born in Hampstead and educated at the University of St Andrews, Roe was a director of Citigroup before entering politics in 2006. The daughter of James Roe and former Conservative MP Dame Marion Roe. In 1982, she became the first student in 572 years to be elected to the University of St Andrews Senate, the institution's governing body.

Philippa Roe married Stephen Couttie, a partner in the private equity firm Collabrium Capital, in September 2002. After fertility treatment in America, she gave birth to twins, Angus and Genevieve, in August 2005.  

Roe was nominated for a life peerage in David Cameron's Resignation Honours and was created Baroness Couttie, of Downe in the County of Kent, on 5 September 2016.

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Baroness O'Grady of Upper Holloway

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Frances Lorraine Maria O'Grady, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness O'Grady of Upper Holloway, of Wood Farm in the City of Oxford.

Baroness O'Grady of Upper Holloway (born 9 November 1959) became the General Secretary of the British Trades Union Congress (TUC) in 2013, the first woman to hold the position. She resigned in 2022, and was raised to the peerage.

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Sir Christopher Hilaro Barlow, 7th Baronet 1929-2022

 Sir Christopher Hilaro Barlow, 7th Baronet, died at Ontario, Canada, 22 November, 2022. He was 92.

Sir Christopher was an architect. He was born 1 December, 1929, son of Wing Commander Sir Richard Hugh Barlow, 6th Baronet (1904-1946), and his wife the former Rosamund Sylvia de la Fontaine Anderton, and succeeded to the baronetcy, 3 December, 1946, when his father was killed in a plane crash in Ecuador.

He married firstly, 17 May, 1952, Jacqueline Claire de Marigny Audley (who died 29 March, 2002); and married 2ndly, 2003, Mrs Jeane Gage (who died 21 November, 2021). 

Sir Christopher leaves issue from his first marriage, a son, Crispian (born 20 Apr 1958), and two daughters, Persephone (born 11 Dec, 1953), and Caroline (born 26 January, 1960). Another son, Crispin, was born and died in 1956.

The baronetcy (created UK, 1803), now passes to his only surviving son.

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Rev Prebendary John Theodore Cameron Bucke Collins 1925-2022

 Rev Prebendary John Theodore Cameron Bucke Collins died 8 December, 2022, aged 97.

He was born in 1925, son of the Rev Harry Rawle Collins (1873-1958), and his wife the former Mary Cecily Burrell Margetts (1895-1983); and married 30 Apr, 1955, Diana Rachel Kimpton (1931-2013), daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Charles Ward Kimpton (1901-1990), scion of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Hon Rachel Elizabeth Hazlerigg (1904-1989), daughter of the 1st Baron Hazlerigg (1878-1949), by whom he had issue, a son, Andrew (born 26 Dec, 1956), and a daughter, Richenda (born 15 September, 1959).

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Lort-Phillips/Boyle engagement

 The engagement was announced 13 December, 2022, between Hugh Thomas Lort-Phillips (born 1981), scion of that landed gentry family, son of Maj Thomas Tudor Riversdale Lort-Phillips (born 1944), of Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, and the Rev Elizabeth Priscilla Lort-Phillips (nee Buxton, born 12 September, 1947), scion of the Buxton baronets, & Katherine Griselda Eveline Boyle (born 1982), scion of the Earls of Glasgow, daughter of David Thomas Alan Boyle (born 15 January, 1943), of Fairstead, Essex, and his wife the former Angela Rose Pinney (born 8 February, 1944).

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David Anthony Nutting 1944-2022

 David Anthony Nutting, who died 10 December, 2022, aged 78, was a scion of the Nutting baronets.

He was born 13 September, 1944, the second son of the Rt Hon Sir Harold Nutting, 3rd Baronet, MP, PC (1920-99), a Conservative government minister in the administrations of Sir Winston Churchill and Sir Anthony Eden, by his wife the former Gillian Leonora Strutt (1918-2007), scion of the Barons Rayleigh; and married 25 April, 1974, Tessa Anne Mordaunt (born 10 Oct, 1947), daughter of Sir Nigel John Mordaunt, 13th Baronet (1907-1979), and his wife the former Anne Tritton (1912-1980), by whom he had three daughters, Belinda (b 1975), Serena (b 1977), and Alexandra (b 1978).

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Lt.-Cdr. Christopher Thomas Parker-Jervis, RN 1929-2022

 Lieutenant-Commander Christopher Parker-Jervis, who died 7 December, 2022, aged 92, was a scion of the Viscounts St Vincent (descended from the 2nd Viscount).

He was born 20 December, 1929, the second son of Humphrey Parker-Jervis (1889-1948), and his wife the former Helen Frances Starkey (1897-1998), scion of the Starkey baronets; and married 5 September, 1959, Gillian Bowden, by whom he had issue, three sons, Edward (b 1960), Patrick (b & d 1963), William (b 1965), and a daughter, Sarah (b 1967).

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Monday, December 12, 2022

(Patrick) Joseph Scott Plummer 1943-2022

(Patrick) Joseph (Joe) Scott Plummer, who died 6 December, 2022, aged 79, was a scion of the Scott Plummers of Sunderland Hall; born 24 Aug 1943, son of Charles Humphrey Scott Plummer (1905-1991), and his wife the former Hon Pamela Lillias Balfour, daughter of the 2nd Baron Kinross (1870-1939), and his wife the former Caroline Elsie Johnstone-Douglas (1879-1969); and married 1stly, 1970 (div 1977) Grizel Elizabeth-Anne Way (born 1948), scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Colonel Anthony Gerald Way, MC (1920-2013), and his wife the former Elizabeth Richmond (1926-1986); & married 2ndly, 1977, Hon Christine Margaret Hermione Bampfylde (born 19 Oct, 1948), scion of the Barons Poltimore, daughter of the Hon Anthony Gerard Hugh Bampfylde (1920-69), and his wife the former Brita Yvonne Cederström.

Joe Scott Plummer is survived by his second wife and a son and a daughter from his first marriage, Charles (born 1972), and Annabel (born 1974), and a son from his second marriage, Anthony (born 1978). 

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(John) Michael Singer 1939-2022

 (John) Michael Singer, died 1 December, 2022, aged 83, was a grandson of Sir Arthur Davis, 1st Baronet. He was born in 1939, son of Colonel Ernest Oscar Adolph Singer (1892-1957), and his wife the former Margaret Davis (1904-1997); and married 1stly, 21 September, 1968 (div 1972), Patricia Deline Needham (born 23 Aug 1942), scion of the Earls Kilmorey, daughter of James Owen Needham (1897-1975), and his wife the former Marjorie Hylda Adeline Cator (1908-2000), scion of that landed gentry family; married 2ndly, Helen Katherine Elizabeth Marston (born 1950), and leaves issue from his first marriage, a son, Jeremy James Singer (born 25 Feb, 1974), and two daughters, Caroline (born 18 Aug 1969), and Serena (born 1972).

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Grandson for Lord Talbot of Malahide

 The Hon Emily Rose Hobbs (nee Arundell, born 1988), wife of Edward Hobbs, and scion of the Barons Talbot of Malahide, gave birth to a son, Jude Richard, 4 December, 2022, a brother for Marcus and Crispin.

Edward Hobbs is the elder son of Mr & Mrs John Hobbs, of Wandsworth, London, & the Hon Emily Hobbs is the second of the four daughters of the 11th Baron Talbot of Malahide (born 28 March, 1957), and his wife the former Jane Catherine Unwin.

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John Richard Lyon Hanmer 1940-2022

John Richard Lyon Hanmer, who died 27 November, 2022, aged 82, was a scion of the Hanmer baronets.

He was born 12 July, 1940, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Richard Hanmer, MBE, TD (1899-1976), and his wife the former Violet Millicent Corbett-Winder (1907-1968), scion of that landed gentry family, of Vaynor Park (where he spent much of his childhood); and married in 1979, Gillian Mary Smith. No issue of the marriage.

John Hanmer was the linchpin of the BBC’s Grand National commentary team for more than three decades. He was an admirably unflappable racing commentator whose distinctive gravelly tones reached their widest audience when he picked up the commentary as the runners crossed the Melling Road during the Grand National at Aintree, which he commentated on for more than three decades.

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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Robert George Arthur Gun Cuninghame 1930-2022

 Robert George Arthur (Robin) Gun Cuninghame, who died 5 December, 2022, aged 92, was a scion of that landed gentry family; born 4 September, 1930, son of Robert George Arthur Gun Cuninghame (1896-1970), and his wife the former Emily Frances Grace O'Callaghan; and married 30 September, 1958, Selina Imogen Elizabeth Loraine Perceval-Maxwell, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Major John Robert Perceval-Maxwell (1896-1963), and his wife Phoebe Laura Cherry (1899-1973), by whom he had three sons, Patrick (born 11 Oct, 1959), Julian (born 22 June 1961) and Richard (born 21 May 1965).

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

Devitt/Pearson engagement

The engagement was announced 10 December, 2022, between William James Alexander Devitt (born 1990), third son of Sir James Hugh Thomas Devitt, 3rd Baronet (born 18 September, 1956), of Nacton, Suffolk, and his wife the former Susan Carol Duffus, & Emma Susan Pearson (born circa 1994), daughter of Christopher Pearson, of Great Whittington, Northumberland, and his wife nee Onley.

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The Baron Young of Graffham, CH, PC, DL 1932-2022

 The Baron Young of Graffham, CH, PC, DL, died 8 December, 2022, aged 90.

Lord Young was a Conservative party politician, a Cabinet minister and businessman. He served as Secretary of State for Employment and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in the administration of Mrs Margaret Thatcher.

David Ivor Young was born 27 February, 1932, son of Joseph Young and his wife Rebecca; educated at Christ's College, Finchley and Universityb College, London (LLB); Solicitor (1956); Chairman, Eldonwall Ltd 1961-75, and Manufacturers Hanover Property Services 1974-84; Director Town & City Properties Ltd 1972-75; Chairman British Organisation for Rehabilitation by Training Union 1980-84; Chairman, International Council of Jewish Social and Welfare since 1981; Director Centre for Policy Studies 1979-82; Chairman Manpower Services Commission 1982-84; Dept of Industry Industrial Adviser 1979-80, and Special Adviser 1980-82; Member of the National Economic Development Council from 1982; Minister without Portfolio 1984-85; Secretary of State for Employment 1985-87, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1987-89; President, Institute of Directors from 1993, of Jewish Care from 1990, and of Central Council for Jewish Community Services from 1993 to __; &c.

David Young was sworn of the Privy Council in 1984, and raised to the peerage for life in 1984 as Baron Young of Graffham, of Graffham, in the the County of West Sussex.

Lord Young married in 1956, Lita Marianne Shaw, daughter of Jonas Shaw, by whom he had issue, a daughter, the Hon Karen Debra Young (born 1957), who married in 1983, Sir Bernard Rix (the Hon Mr Justice Rix); and the Hon Judith Young (born 1960), who married in 1989, Jeremy Amias.

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Macdonald-Buchanan/Soames marriage

 The marriage took place in December, 2022 (according to the bride's instagram account) between [Charles] Alexander Macdonald-Buchanan [born 1970], the fourth son of Alexander James Macdonald-Buchanan [1931-2017], by his his wife the former Elizabeth Vivian Smith [born 30 March, 1939], scion of the Barons Bicester, and Flora Caroline Soames [born 1982], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of the Hon Jeremy Bernard Soames [born 25 May, 1952], by his wife the former Susanna Keith [born 23 Oct, 1952], and a granddaughter of the late Baron Soames, GCMG, GCVO [1920-87], by his wife Mary Spencer-Churchill [1922-2014], scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill, KG [1894-1965], Prime Minister 1940-45, and 1951-55.

Alexander and Flora are parents of a daughter, Lily, born 19 April, 2020.

It will be Alexander's second marriage. His first was to Poppy Augusta Fraser, of the Lords Lovat, by whom he has two children.

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Albert van Straubenzee (born 2022)

 Lucy van Straubenzee [nee Lanigan-O'Keeffe, born 1988], wife of Thomas Alexander van Straubenzee (b 1982), scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Albert, 3 December, 2022, a brother for Mary Anna, who was born 12 October, 2020.

Thomas van Straubenzee is the eldest son of Mr Alexander Henry van Straubenzee (b 1951), by his wife the former Claire Sonia Fenwick (b 1954).

 Lucy van Straubenzee is a daughter of Stephen Lanigan-O'Keeffe.

Tom, a life-long friend of the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex, and is godfather to Princess Charlotte of Wales. He married firstly, in 2013, the Lady Melissa Percy, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. The marriage ended in divorce. His marriage to Lucy took place in the summer of 2020.

Lucy van Straubenzee, originally from County Kilkenny, was the assistant head teacher at Thomas's, Battersea, the school attended by Prince George of Wales. Her father is a barrister. Her brother, Arthur, is the Irish Olympic pentathlete.

Tom van Straubenzee is descended from the Montagu Dukes of Manchester.

Lucy van Straubenzee is descended from John Lanigan (1800-1868) of Glenaguile, Nenagh, county Tipperary, Member of Parliament, married Frances daughter of Charles O'Keeffe of Richmond, county Tipperary and granddaughter of Cornelius O'Keeffe Member of Parliament. John was the son of Stephen Lanigan and he became a barrister. His eldest son Stephen Martin Lanigan assumed the additional name of O'Keeffe in 1895. In the mid 19th century members of the Lanigan family held land in the parishes of Newtownlennon and Kilvemnon, barony of Slievardagh, Aghnameadle and Latteragh, barony of Upper Ormond and Templemore, barony of Ikerrin, county Tipperary. In the 1870s Stephen M. Lanigan of Glenaguill owned 1,639 acres in county Tipperary. There is no substanial house marked on the first edition Ordnance Survey map for the townland of Glenaguile in the parishes of Aghnameadle and Latteragh. John Lanigan held the townland from the Honourable Mrs Otway Cave at the time of Griffith's Valuation. No house in the townland was rated at £3 or more for valuation purposes.

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Cotton/Hoare engagement

 The engagement was announced 10 December, 2022, between Oliver J. Cotton, son of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Cotton, of Marsh Benham, Berkshire, & Camilla G.A. St John Hoare (born 17 November, 1994), descended from the Viscounts Bolingbroke, daughter of Christopher Henry St John (Toby) Hoare (born 1960), and his wife the Hon Sarah Jane Dixon-Smith (born 16 Dec, 1960), daughter of the life peer the Baron Dixon-Smith (born 30 Sept, 1934).

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Hon Lady Lucas-Tooth 1934-2022

 The Hon Lady Lucas-Tooth, who died 7 December, 2022, aged 88, was a scion of the Barons Poole, and wife of Sir Hugh John Lucas-Tooth, 2nd Baronet.

She was born 2 September, 1934, as Caroline Poole, eldest daughter of the then Oliver Poole (1911-1993), a Conservative party politician, who,  in 1958, was raised to the peerage as the 1st Baron Poole.

Her mother was Oliver Poole's first wife the former Betty Gilkison (who died in 1988). She married 29 June, 1955, Hugh John Lucas-Tooth (born 20 Aug, 1932), son of Sir Hugh Vere Huntly Duff Lucas-Tooth, 1st Baronet (1903-1985), and his wife the former Laetitia Florence Findlay (who died 5 July, 1978). 

Her husband succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1920) in 1985.

The Hon Lady Lucas-Tooth is survived by her husband and three daughters, Caroline Maria (born 12 May, 1956), Lucinda Kate (born 20 Mar 1958), and Belinda Alice (born 22 Dec, 1966).

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Friday, December 09, 2022

Anthea Eve Lepper (née Scott) 1942-2022

 Anthea Eve Lepper (née Scott) died 27 November, 2022. She was born in 1942, daughter of Walter Douglas Campbell Scott (1919-1983), and his wife the former Beatrice Allan (1920-1976); and married 21 June, 1966, Patrick Francis Dalway Lepper (1941-2015), son of Francis Alfred Lepper (1913-2005), and his wife the former Elisabeth Hester Crichton (1914-1994), scion of the Earls of Erne, by whom she had issue, a son, Edward (born 1971), and a daughter, Francesca (born 17 Dec, 1967).

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Gailly de Taurines/Ludlow engagement

 The engagement was announced 9 December, 2022, between Christophe Gailly de Taurines,  youngest son of M Alain Gailly de Taurines and the late Mme Gailly de Taurines, of Paris, France, & Victoria Margaret Danielle Ludlow (born 2 December, 1990), daughter of Geoffrey Charles Ludlow (born 1963), of Hythe, Kent, an his wife the former Iona Victoria Fisher (born 25 Aug 1966), descended from the Toler-Aylward landed gentry family.

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Thursday, December 08, 2022

Pamela Leslie Melville 1947-2022

 Pamela Leslie Melville, who died at Windsor, 5 December, 2022, aged 75, was a scion of the Earls of Leven and Melville.

She was born 6 September, 1947, elder daughter of Major Michael Ian Leslie Melville, DL, TD (1918-97), and his wife the former Cynthia Hambro (1921-86), scion of that landed gentry family; and was unmarried.

Miss Leslie Melville leaves a brother, Ian Hamish Leslie Melville (born 22 Aug, 1944), who married 30 Mar 1968, the Lady Elizabeth Compton (born 7 Dec, 1944), daughter of the 6th Marquess of Northampton (1885-1978); and a sister, Fiona (born 10 Feb, 1950), who married 2 Jun 1973, James Campbell David Brodie.

The 13th Earl of Leven & Melville > Hon Ian Leslie Melville > Maj Michael Leslie Melville >Pamela Leslie Melville (d 2022).

Her funeral takes place at St George's Chapel, Windsor, 20 December, 2022.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Pilkington/Blair engagement

 The engagement was announced 7 December, 2022, between Fred Alexander Pilkington (born 1974), youngest son of Timothy Charles Pilkington (born 1940), of Petersfield, Hampshire, and his first wife the former Hillary Sputz (born 1946), & Davina E. Blair, scion of the Blair-Imrie landed gentry family, daughter of Hew David Blair (born 1951), of Earlston, Berwickshire, & his wife the former Joanna McCorquodale (born 1957), scion of that landed gentry family.

Davina's sister Katie announced her engagement in 2018 to Patrick MacMullen, a descendant of the Eals of Erne. Another sister Louisa is the wife of Henry Cheape, of that landed gentry family.

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Hugo Peter Charles Bevan 1936-2022

 Hugo Peter Charles Bevan, who died 1 December, 2022, aged 86, was a scion of that landed family of Trent Park.

He was born in 1936, son of Morier Geoffrey Bosanquet Bevan (1899-1994), and his wife the former Adele Barbara Locke (1904-91), and married 1 July, 1959, Carol Fane (born 12 Aug, 1937), scion of the Earls of Westmorland, daughter of Capt Charles Nevile Fane (1911-1940), scion of the Barons Clinton, and his wife the former Gladys Mabel Lowther, scion of the Lowther baronets. His wife, Carol, is a sister of the current 22nd Baron Clinton (b 7Oct, 1934).

He leaves issue, a son, Rupert Charles Bevan (born 4 Feb, 1965), and three daughters, Georgina Lucy (born 8 Jan, 1963), Charlotte Adele (born 13 Oct, 1966), and Sophie Alexandra (born 20 Nov, 1968).

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The Lady Georgina Elizabeth Mercer Nairne Petty-Fitzmaurice 1950-2022

 The Lady Georgina Elizabeth Mercer Nairne Petty-Fitzmaurice, who died in London, 5 December, 2022, aged 72, was a scion of the Marquesses of Lansdowne.

She was born 10 January, 1950, younger daughter of the 8th Marquess of Lansdowne, PC, DL (1912-1999), of the magnificent Bowood, Calne, Wiltshire, and his first wife the former Barbara Chase (who died 17 Feb, 1965), daughter of Harold Chase, of Santa Barbara, California.

She married firstly, in 1974 (div 1980), Guy Hamilton; married 2ndly, 1981, Robert Eric Miller. 

Lady Georgina leaves issue from her first marriage, a son, Josiah Stirling Hamilton (born 1975), and a daughter, Emma Malina (born 1977).

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Diana Wiggin (née Durnford-Slater) 1939-2022

 Diana Wiggin died 16 November, 2022, aged 83.

She was born in 1939, daughter of Admiral Sir Robin Leonard Francis Durnford-Slater, KCB (1902-1984), and his wife the former Mary Alice Hilleary Gregson (1909-1984); and married 1stly, 1961, Simon John Anstey; and married 2ndly, 1986 (div  1997) as his third wife, Henry Walter Wiggin (born 12 Aug, 1939), scion of the Wiggin baronets, son of Lt-Col Sir William Henry Wiggin (1888-1951), and his wife the former Elizabeth Ethelston Power (1892-1959), a descendant of the Wethered landed gentry family.

She leaves a son, James William Anstey (born 1968). 

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Galbraith/ Ansell engagement

 The engagement was announced 6 December, 2022, between Humphrey Eldred Galloway Galbraith (born 2 November, 1994), scion of the Barons Strathclyde, eldest son of the Hon Charles William Du Roy De Blicquy Galbraith (born 20 May, 1962), of Barskimming Mains, Ayrshire, and his wife the former Bridget Anne Reeve, & Emma D. Ansell, eldest daughter of Bryan Charles Ansell (born Oct, 1955), of Stoke Hall, Nottinghamshire, and Mrs Diane Ansell (nee Lane). 

Humphrey Galbraith is a great-grandson of the 1st Baron Strathclyde (1891-1985).

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Monday, December 05, 2022

Charles Rupert Raw 1940-2022

Charles Rupert Raw died 28 November, 2022. He was 82, and a descendant of the Earls of Minto.

He was born 4 August, 1940, son of George Rupert Raw, CMG (1912-1988), and his wife the former Joan Persica Young (1912-1990); he married 20 February, 1965 (div), Nicola Henrietta St John Gillespie (born 22 February, 1946), daughter of Hans Henry Winterstein Gillespie (1910-1994), and his wife Anne Frances Roden Buxton (1920-2007), scion of the Buxton baronets, by whom he had issue, Alex, Tom and James.

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Rosabel Elizabeth Keevil Hockin (born 2022)

 Cordelia Jane Hockin (nee Keevil, born 1988), wife of George Richard N. Hockin (born 1987), gave birth to a daughter, Rosabel Elizabeth Keevil, 7 November, 2022.

Cordelia is a daughter of Richard James Keevil (born 1944), scion of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Caroline Elizabeth Rumbold (born 15 March, 1950), scion of the Rumbold baronets.

George Hockin is a son of William Richard John Hockin (born 1951), and his wife the former Diana von Barth (born 1956).

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Jamie Alexander Style (born 2022)

 Annabelle Sarah Style [born 1986, nee Westoll], wife of Hugo Gerald Style [born 1985], scion of the Style baronets, gave birth to a son, Jamie Alexander, 24 November, 2022, a brother for Lara and Isabel.

Hugo is a son of Rodney Hill Style [born 1956], by his wife the former Georgina Eve Kerr [born 1960], scion of the Marquesses of Lothian.

Annabelle is a daughter of Richard F.J. Westoll [born 1955], descended maternally from the Luxmoore landed gentry family, by his wife the former Juliet Deirdre Jean Capron [born 1958], scion of that landed family.

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Sunday, December 04, 2022

Sinclair/Rous engagement

 The engagement was announced 3 December, 2022, between Archie Sinclair (born 1988), younger son of Alan Gordon William Sinclair (born 11 September, 1956), of Adstock, Buckinghamshire, and his wife the former Fiona MacEwan, and Maha Magdalene Rous (born 18 Oct, 1987), scion of the Earls of Stradbroke, elder daughter of the Hon John Rous (born 31 July, 1950), of Clovelly, Devon, & his wife the former Zeenat Hameed.

Archie Sinclair is a descendant of the Earls Fortescue:-

The 6th Earl Fortescue > Lady Bridget Fortescue > Alan Sinclair > Archie Sinclair

The 5th Earl of Stradbroke > Hon John Rous > Maha Rous.

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Saturday, December 03, 2022

Duke of Norfolk's son engaged

 The engagement was announced 3 December, 2022, between Lord Philip Fitzalan Howard (born 14 July, 1996), third and youngest son of the 18th Duke of Norfolk, GCVO (born 2 December, 1956), of Arundel Castle, and of his former wife, Georgina, Duchess of Norfolk (born 30 January, 1962), & Georgia Rose Fowler (born 1995), daughter of Rupert John Fowler (born 1962), of Hungerford, West Berkshire, and his wife the former Belinda S. Coldrey (born 1962).

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Thursday, December 01, 2022

(Margaret) Jane Harington 1931-2022

 (Margaret) Jane Harington, scion of the Harington baronets, died 18 November, 2022, aged 91.

She was born 19 February, 1931, daughter of Sir Charles Robert Harington, KBE (1897-1972), and his wife the former Jessie McCririe Craig (died 1975), and was unmarried.

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James Hugh Lewes 1967-2022

 James Hugh Lewes, who died suddenly, 16 November, 2022, aged 55, was a descendant of the Barons Milford.

He was born 30 June, 1967, son of Robin Hugh Lewes, TD (1932-1969), and his wife the former Daphne Deirdre Philipps (born 20 Apr, 1949), scion of the Barons Milford, daughter of Maj the Hon James Perrott Philipps (1905-84), and his wife the Hon Elizabeth Joan Kindersley (1911-1999), daughter of the 1st Baron Kindersley (1871-1954). He married in 1998, Emma Jane M. Milton, by whom he had issue, a son, Fraser, and three daughters, Rosie, Tessa and Annabelle.

1st Baron Milford >Hon James Philipps >Daphne Philipps > James Hugh Lewes

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Hon Andrew Robin Godber 1943-2022

 The Hon Andrew Robin Godber has died aged 79.

He was a son of the late life peer the Baron Godber of Willington, PC (1914-80), who as Joseph Godber was Conservative MP for Grantham 1951-79, and his wife the former Miriam Sanders (1910-1996), and married in 1969, Genevieve Parrish, daughter of Kenneth Parrish, by whom he had issue.

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Flavia Friend (née Hinchliffe) 1929-2022

 Flavia Friend (née Hinchliffe), who died 21 November, 2022, aged 93, was a scion of the Hinchliffe landed gentry family; born in 1929, daughter of Sir (Albert) Henry Stanley Hinchliffe (1893-1980), sometime head of that landed family, and his wife the former Vera Steel (1896-1979); married 1955, Irvine James Cowley Friend (1923-2003), of Mucklestone Old Rectory, Market Drayton, Shropshire, son of Major James Irvine Hatfield Friend, OBE, MC (1885-1955), and his wife the former Louie G. Cowley (1891-1963), by whom she had issue, three sons, Jamie, Ed and Will, and 2 daughters, Sarah and Katie.

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Major Sir Michael Parker, KCVO, CBE, has died aged 81

 Major Sir Michael John Parker, KCVO, CBE, late the Queen's Own Hussars, died 28 November, 2022. He was 81.

Parker was a leading producer of large-scale military tattoos and large-scale events in the United Kingdom and abroad. Educated at Dulwich Prep London and Hereford Cathedral School, Parker went to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1959 and was commissioned into The Queen’s Own Hussars. After a successful career in the Army he left in 1971, and has since been responsible for over 300 official national, international and royal occasions. Parker was producer of the Royal Tournament for 27 years, from 1974 to 1999. He also produced the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, from 1992–1994, as well as the Berlin Tattoo and Wembley Military Musical Pageant. In 2000 Parker produced the Royal Military Millennium Tattoo 2000 on Horse Guards Parade.

Parker previously worked on the Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II in 1977, which included a nationwide chain of beacons throughout the country, the first being lit by The Queen at Windsor. In 2002 Parker produced the Golden Jubilee Weekend Festival at Buckingham Palace and in The Mall. Parker produced Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 80th, 90th and 100th Birthday Celebrations.

Sir Michael also produced 'The Great Event' in celebration of The Queen’s 40th Anniversary in 1992, and 'The Royal Fireworks' on the eve of the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.

In 1995 Parker produced the 50th Anniversary of VE Day in Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace and a VJ 50th Commemoration on Horse Guards and Buckingham Palace.

Internationally Parker also produced a variety of large-scale events, including celebrations in Jordan for King Hussein and the Royal wedding of King Abdullah II. He later produced events in Europe, USA, China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Oman.



Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Wilbur James Wentworth-Stanley (born 2022)

 Cressida Curzon Wentworth-Stanley (born 18 February, 1989, nee Bonas), wife of Harry David Wentworth-Stanley [born 1989], scion of that landed family, has given birth to her first child, a son, Wilbur James, 21 November, 2022. 

Harry is the second son of Nicholas Philip Wentworth-Stanley [born 1954] by his former wife the former Clare Husted Steel [now Marchioness of Milford Haven].

Cressida, descended from the Earls Howe, is the daughter of Mr Jeffrey Bonas, by his former wife the former Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon [born 21 February, 1947], daughter of the 6th Earl Howe [1908-1984].

Mrs Wentworth-Stanley is a former girlfriend of HRH The Duke of Sussex, KCVO.

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Dame Clare Lucy Marx, DBE, DL, FRCS 1954-2022

 Dame Clare Marx, DBE, DL, FRCS, who has died aged 68, was President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2014-2017, the first woman to hold that position.

She was born in 1954, the daughter of Francis Marx, and married in 1989, Andrew William Mildmay Fane, OBE (born 9 Aug, 1949), of Woodbridge, Suffolk, scion of the Earls of Westmorland, son of Maj Robert William Augustus Fane (1913-1989), and his wife the former Elinor Valerie Borthwick (1915-2008), scion of the Borthwick baronets.

She was appointed CBE in 2007, and advanced to DBE in 2018. She was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Suffolk in 2008.

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Rodney/Atkins engagement

 The engagement was announced 29 November, 2022, between Harry John Melville Rodney (born 1992), scion of the Barons Rodney, son of David James Rodney (born 15 June, 1965), of St Briavels, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Sally Louise Melville Owen, & Rosie K. Atkins, daughter of Mr & Mrs Simon Atkins, of Long Sutton, Hampshire.

The 6th Baron Rodney > Hon Robert William Henry Rodney > Mervyn Harley Rodney > John Armand Rodney > David James Rodney > Harry John Melville Rodney

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Max Otis Howorth Greenly (born 2022)

 Sarah Elizabeth Greenly [née Hatchard, born 1988], wife of Sam James Howorth Greenly [born 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Max Otis Howorth, 10 October, 2022, a brother for Rafe Merlin Howorth, 22 March, 2021.

Sam Greenly is a son of Richard Anthony Howorth Greenly [born 1948], by his wife the former Belinda Audrey Lockett.

Sarah Greenly is a daughter of John Rayner Hatchard [born 1953] and his wife the former Diana McGill [born 1954].

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William Christopher Timothy Wainwright (born 2022)

Hermione Wainwright [nee Elwes, born 1987], wife of Timothy Wainwright, and scion of the Elwes landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, William Christopher Timothy, 25 November, 2022, a brother for Francesca Elizabeth Winefride, who was born 11 October, 2019.

Timothy is a son of Mr & Mrs John Wainwright, of Wilpshire, Lancashire, & Hermione is a daughter of Jonathan Valentine Elwes (b 19 Jan 1950), of Lydlinch, Dorset, by his wife the former Louisa J. Robson.

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Nancy Hoare (nee Bradish-Ellames) 1924-2022

 Nancy Hoare (nee Bradish-Ellames) died 20 November, 2022, aged 98, was a scion of the Bradish-Ellames family, of Westhorpe and The Manor House, Little Marlow.

She was born in 1924 daughter of John Edward Mountague Bradish Ellames (1895-1984), and his first wife the former Helen Chambers Lehmann (1899-1985); and married 1951, Capt Edward Melville Brodie Hoare, DSC, RN (1918-2006), scion of that landed gentry family, of Gateley Hall, by whom she had two sons, Antony (born 1953) and Mark (born 1957), and a daughter, Caroline (born 1955).

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Queen Camilla's 'Queen Companions' replace the Ladies-in-Waiting of old

 Buckingham Palace has announced Queen Camilla's 'Queen's Companions' - not the tradition Ladies or Women of the Bedchamber, or Ladies-in-Waiting.

They are:-

Sarah Rose Troughton (nee Colman, born 3 May, 1953), Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, a second cousin of the King, daughter of Sir Timothy Colman, KG (1929-2021), a Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, and his wife the former Lady Mary Cecilia Bowes Lyon (1932-2021), a Lady in Waiting to Princess Alexandra, scion of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Sarah married 1977, Peter John Charles Troughton (born 1948), son of Sir Charles Troughton, CBE (1916-91), and his wife the former Constance Mitford. The Troughtons have a son and two daughters.

The Marchioness of Lansdowne (nee Fiona Mary Merritt, born 1954), second wife of the 9th Marquess of Lansdowne (born 21 Feb, 1941), of Bowood, Wiltshire. The Marchioness is the current High Sheriff of Wiltshire and a Deputy Lieutenant of the county. The wife of Lord Lansdowne since 1987, she is an old friend of HM Queen Camilla.

Jane von Westenholz (born 15 May, 1953), daughter of Arthur Edmund Leveson (1908-81), and his wife the former Margaret Ruth Maude (died 2012). Her older sister Clare is wife of Jeremy Palmer-Tomkinson. Another sister, Anne (born 1946), is Countess De La Warr, wife of the 11th Earl. Jane married in 1979, as his second wife, Frederick Patrick Piers von Westenholz (born 1943), by whom she has a son and two daughters.

The Hon Lady Brooke (born 1 Feb, 1964), wife of baronet Sir Francis Brooke, 4th Baronet (born 15 Oct, 1963), and daughter of the late Baron Hussey of North Bradley (1923-2006), and his wife the Lady Susan Katharine Waldegrave, GCVO (born 1 May, 1939), for sixty years a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II. Lady Brooke is mother of a son, and two daughters.

Caroline Elizabeth "Carlyn" Chisholm, Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen (born 23 December 1951), a life peeress, and a Crossbencher in the Lords. She is the only daughter of the late John Wyndham, 6th Baron Leconfield (1920-73) and the former Pamela Wyndham-Quin (1925-2013), scion of the Earls of Dunraven & Mount Earl. The Hon. Carlyn Wyndham married in 1976, Colin Chisholm, son of Archibald Chisholm CBE. They have two sons and one daughter.

The Lady Sarah Mary Keswick (nee Ramsay) (born 18 Oct, 1945), daughter of the 16th Earl of Dalhousie, KT, GCVO (1914-99), Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1965-92, and his wife the former Margaret Elizabeth Mary Stirling (1914-97); and married 23 Apr 1966, Sir John Chippendale Lindley Keswick (born 1940), by whom she has issue, three sons. Her sister, Elizabeth, Countess of Scarbrough (born 1941), widow of the 12th Earl, was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1994-2002. Her brother, the 17th Earl of Dalhousie was appointed Lord Steward to the Household of Queen Elizabeth II in 2009.

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Antonia Georgina Lara Colville (born 2022)

 Georgina Frances Colville [nee Shuker, born 1989], wife of Edward Timothy George Colville [born 30 December, 1988], scion of the Viscounts Colville of Culross, gave birth to a daughter, Antonia Georgina Lara, 15 November, 2022, a sister for Alexander Edward Herbert, who was born 22 February, 2021.

Georgina is a daughter of Martin R.F. Shuker, of Winkfield, Berkshire, and his wife the former Antonia Gray.

Edward is the son of James Richard Charles Colville [born 26 January, 1952], of Forthampton, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Mary Virginia Louise Horn [born 6 Apr, 1957].

Edward Colville is a great-grandson of the 8th Earl of Jersey [1873-1923].

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Isla Mary Elizabeth McCorquodale (born 2022)

Flora McCorquodale (nee Russell), wife of Malcolm George McCorquodale [born 1989], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Isla Mary Elizabeth, 12 October, 2022.

Flora is a daughter of Brigadier and Mrs Bruce Russell, of Stobo, Peebleshire. Flora's sister, Emily, announced her engagement in 2020, to Rory Lees-Millais (born 1990), scion of the baronets of that name.

Malcolm McCorquodale is a son of Hamish Norman McCorquodale [born 6 Feb, 1945], of Hethe, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Mary Anne Cookson [born 1952], scion of the Cookson landed gentry family.

Malcolm McCorquodale descends from the Barons Luke on his paternal side, and via that family the Barons St John of Bletso. Prominent McCorquodale kin include Mary Pamela McCorquodale [born 31 May, 1932], wife of the 17th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, a cousin of  the King, and Neil Edmund McCorquodale [born 1951], husband of Lady Sarah Spencer, sister of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Jean Esmé Seagrim (nee Sinclair) 1929-2022

 Jean Esmé Seagrim (nee Sinclair), who died 14 November, 2022, aged 93, was of the family of Sinclair, now Viscounts Thurso.

She was born 8 April, 1929, elder daughter of General Sir John Alexander Sinclair, KCMG, CB, OBE (1897-1977), and his wife the former Esmé Beatrice Sopwith (1906-1983); & married 6 May, 1961, Christopher Bruce Seagrim (1930-2017), scion of that landed gentry family, son of Capt Cyril Bruce Seagrim (1898-1956), and his wife the former Dotie Burney (1902-76), by whom she had issue, a son, John (born 22 Feb, 1965), and a daughter, Victoria Esmé  (born 18 Jun 1962).

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Friday, November 25, 2022

The Baron Watson of Wyre Forest

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Mr Tom Watson, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Watson of Wyre Forest, of Kidderminster in the County of Worcestershire.

Thomas Anthony Watson (born 8 January 1967) is a Labour party politician who served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 2015 to 2019 and Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 2016 to 2019. A member of the Labour Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for West Bromwich East from 2001 to 2019.

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The Baron Peach

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, GBE, KCB, DL, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Peach, of Grantham in the County of Lincolnshire.

Stuart William Peach (born 22 February 1956) is a retired senior Royal Air Force officer. After training as a navigator, Peach commanded IX (Bomber) Squadron and then became Deputy Station Commander RAF Bruggen. He was deployed as NATO Air Commander (Forward) in Kosovo in 2000. He went on to be Chief of Defence Intelligence in 2006, Chief of Joint Operations in 2009 and the first Commander of Joint Forces Command in December 2011 before being appointed Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff in May 2013. Peach succeeded General Sir Nick Houghton as Chief of the Defence Staff on 14 July 2016. He succeeded General Petr Pavel as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee on 29 June 2018, serving as such until his retirement from NATO in June 2021.

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Rowley/Positano engagement

 The engagement was announced 25 November, 2022, between Joshua Andrew Rowley (born 1989), son and heir of the Sir Richard Charles Rowley, 8th & 9th Baronet (born 14 August, 1959), and his former wife Elizabeth Alison Bellingham (born 1956), scion of the Bellingham baronets, and Silvia Positano, daughter of Dr Alberto Positano and Lucia Coppi Postiano.

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Dame Frances Olivia Campbell-Preston, DCVO 1918-2022

Dame Frances Campbell-Preston, DCVO, who died 22 November, 2022, aged 104, was a long serving member of the Household of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. She was a Woman of the Bedchamber (that's a Lady in Waiting) to Her Majesty for 37 years, from her appointment to the Clarence House staff in 1965 until the Queen Mother's death in 2002.

She was appointed CVO in 1977, and advanced to DCVO in 1990.

She was born 2 September, 1918, as Frances Olivia Grenfell, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Morton Grenfell, DSO (1873-1958), and his second wife the former Hilda Margaret Lyttelton (1886-1972), scion of the Barons Lyttelton. Her older half-brother, Reggie (1903-93), was married to Joyce Irene Phipps (1910-79), the comic actress Joyce Grenfell.

Frances Grenfell married 2 December, 1938, Lieutenant-Colonel George Patrick Campbell-Preston, MBE, DL (1911-60), late the Black Watch, scion of that Scottish landed gentry family, 2nd son of Colonel Robert William Pigott Clarke Campbell-Preston, 11th of Ardchattan (1865-1929), and his wife the former Mary Augusta Margaret Nicol Thorne (1884-1930).

Dame Frances leaves issue, two sons, Robert (born 1948), and Colin (born 1958), and two daughters, Mary Anne (born 1940), wife of Alastair Lorne Campbell of Airds, who died a few weeks ago, and Helen (born 1955).

Only a few weeks ago Dame Frances featured in an article in the Oldie magazine where she spoke of her time at Clarence House in the service of the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


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Lytton Cobbold/Meyer-Johann engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 November, 2022, between the Hon Edward Lytton Cobbold (born 23 April, 1992), son and heir of the 3rd Baron Cobbold (born 12 May, 1962), of Knebworth, Hertfordshire, and his wife the former Martha Frances Boone, & Miss Helena Meyer-Johann.

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Owain Anthony Mervyn Williams, DL 1955-2022

Owain Anthony Mervyn Williams, DL, died 11 November, 2022, aged 67. He was a descendant of the Earls of Dundonald.

He was born 8 January, 1955, son of George Mervyn Williams, CBE, MC, TD (1918-2013), of Tretower House, Glamorgan, and his wife the former Grizel Margaretta Cochrane Stewart, DStJ (1914-2009); and married 1983, Bethan M. O'Donovan Watkins (born 1962), daughter of (Watcyn) Richard Watkins (1930-2018), and his wife the former Eileen O'Donovan, by whom he had issue, two sons, Harry and Archie, and three daughters, Elizabeth, Antonia and Arabella.

9th Earl of Dundonald > Maj Hon William Erskine Cochrane > Col William Marshall Cochrane > Commander Thomas Erskine Cochrane > Jessie Edith Cochrane > Grizel Stewart > Owain Williams (d 2022)

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Mrs Cosmo Fry (c1962-2022)

 Lulu Fry (nee Anderson) died 17 November, 2022. She was 60.

Fashion editor Lulu was the third wife of Cosmo Joseph Fry (born 1957), son of Jeremy Fry (1924-2005), and his wife the former Camilla Grinling (born 1933). Jeremy and Camilla Fry were close friends of the late Princess Margaret and the 1st Earl of Snowdon, and Jeremy stood as godfather to the 2nd Earl. 

Lul Anderson married Cosmo Fry in 2012, as his third wife, after a lengthy relationship which had produced a son. 

Cosmo Fry had married firstly, 1982 (div 1986), Lady Cosima Maria-Gabriella Vane-Tempest-Stewart (born 25 Dec, 1961), officially daughter of the 9th Marquess of Londonderry (1937-2012), and Nicolette Elaine Katherine Harrison (d 1993), but in reality the daughter of Lady Londonderry and Robin Douglas-Home (1932-1968), scion of the Earls of Home. Fry had married 2ndly, in 1990 (div), Amanda Aspinall (1957-2019), daughter of John Victor Aspinall (1926-2000), and his wife the former Jane Gordon Hastings.

Lulu Fry, who died from cancer, leaves a son, Jude Joseph Fry (born 2001).

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Jonathan Mark Ropner 1954-2022

 Jonathan Mark Ropner, who died 7 November, 2022, aged 68, was a scion of the Ropner baronets; born 25 September, 1954, eldest son of Jonathan Gray Ropner (1931-2013), and his wife the former Edith Avril (Avie) Peat (b 1930); and married in 1985, Madelyn K. Stefanech, daughter of W. Stefanech, of San Luis Obispo, California, United States, by whom he had issue, a son, James (born 1986), and a daughter, Jazmine (born 1989).

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Baron Prentis of Leeds

 The life barony recently conferred upon Mr David Prentis, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Prentis of Leeds, of Harehills in the City of Leeds.

David Prentis (born 29 May 1948), is a British trade unionist and former General Secretary of UNISON, the United Kingdom's largest trade union. He was originally elected in 2000. He was re-elected in March 2005, with 77% of the vote, in 2010 (with 67% of the vote), and in 2015 (with 49% of the vote).

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent

The life peerage recently conferred upon Ruth Smeeth, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent, of Stoke-on-Trent in the County of Staffordshire.

Ruth Lauren Smeeth (née Anderson; born 29 June 1979) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stoke-on-Trent North from 2015 until 2019.

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The Baroness Lampard

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Kate Lampard, CBE, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Lampard, of Frinsted in the County of Kent.

Kathryn Felice Lampard (born 20 April 1960) is an English former barrister. She undertook a number of senior non executive roles within the National Health Service, including chairing SouthEast Coast Strategic Health Authority. She is also a former Deputy Chairwoman of the Financial Ombudsman Service. In 2012 she was appointed by the Department of Health to oversee its investigation into the activities of the late broadcaster Sir Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary, Broadmoor Hospital, and elsewhere within the National Health Service after allegations of sexual abuse by Savile.

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Baron Hendy of Richmond Hill

 The life peerage recently awarded to Sir Peter Hendy, CBE, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Hendy of Richmond Hill, of Imber in the County of Wiltshire.

Peter Gerard Hendy (born 19 March 1953) is the current chairman of Network Rail and was formerly the Commissioner of Transport for London. 

He was appointed CBE in 2006, and following the successful operation of transport during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games he was knighted for services to transport and the community in the 2013 New Year Honours.

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Baron Jackson of Peterborough

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Mr Stewart Jackson, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Jackson of Peterborough, of Peterborough in the County of Camnbridgeshire.

Stewart Jackson (born 31 January, 1965), is a Conservative politician and adviser. He served as a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Peterborough from 2005 to 2017. After being ousted by Labour's Fiona Onasanya at the 2017 general election, he served as Chief of Staff, and Special Adviser to the Rt Hon David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, until July 2018 when Davis resigned his position.

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Baron Weir of Ballyholme

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Mr Peter James Weir, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Weir of Ballyholme, of Ballyholme in the County of Down.

Peter James Weir (born 21 November 1968) is a Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) politician who served as Minister for Education in the Northern Ireland Executive from 2016 to 2017 and from 2020 to 2021. Weir was the first non-Sinn Féin legislator (following Martin McGuinness, Caitríona Ruane, and John O'Dowd) to head the Department of Education since the department came into existence on 2 December 1999.He served as a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLA) from 1998 to 2022, originally being a member for North Down, which he represented from 1998 to 2017, before being elected as a member for Strangford in 2017. He lost his seat at the 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly election. 

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Susan Lloyd (née Woodroffe) 1931-2022

 Susan Lloyd (née Woodroffe), died 27 October, 2022, aged 90.

She was born in 1931, daughter of Geoffrey Broome Witts Woodroffe (1901-1982), and his wife the former Winifred Anne Wathen (1908-97), scion of that landed gentry family, of Bolwick Hall; and married 1960, Crewdson Howard Lloyd (1931-1999), scion of the Lloyds of Dolobran, son of Humphrey Howard Lloyd (1902-75), and his wife the former Rebecca Kenrick (1905-1976).

She leaves three sons, Stephen, Andrew and John.

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Celia Jean Middleditch (née Bickford-Smith) 1931-2022

 Celia Jean Middleditch (née Bickford-Smith), who died 6 November, 2022, was a scion of the Bickford-Smith landed gentry family; born in 1931, daughter of William Nugent Venning Bickford-Smith (1892-1975), and his wife the former Amy Evelyn Holme (1906-79); and married 1957, David Seton Middleditch (1923-2009), by whom she had issue, a son, Matthew and a daughter, Harriet.

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Nicholas Samuel Ross Duffin 1934-2022

 Nicholas Samuel Ross Duffin died 14 November, 2022. He was 88.

He married in 1996, as her second husband, Mrs Andrena Christian Scott-Elliot (born 1943), former wife of Lieutenant-Col Alastair Scott-Elliot, and daughter of Lieutenant-Col. Charles Patrick Anderson, and his wife the former Christian Maule Jackson Jardine (1916-2014), scion of the baronets of that name.

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Crichton-Stuart/Douglas engagement

 The engagement has been announced between the Lady Caroline Crichton-Stuart (born 1984), daughter of the late 7th Marquess of Bute (1958-2021), and his 1st wife the former Carolyn Waddell, and Hetty Douglas.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Joanna Mary Bougton-Leigh (née Turner) (died 2022)

 Joanna Boughton-Leigh (née Turner), died 5 November, 2022, aged 83.

The former Joanna Mary Turner, daughter of Eric Turner, of Horninghold, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, married 4 March, 1967, Henry Allesley Freer Ward Boughton-Leigh (1940-2012), of Rose Farm, Alderney, head of that gentry family of Brownsover Hall and Lord of The Manor of Newbold-on-Avon,  son of Allesley Henry Corbet Ward-Boughton-Leigh (1914-70), and his wife the former Norah Wyndham Freer, by whom she had issue, two sons, Edward (1968-70), and Charles (born 29 May, 1969).

She was widowed 26 Oct, 2012.

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Rev Sir Charles John Wentworth Dilke, 6th Baronet 1937-2022

 Rev Sir Charles Dilke, 6th Baronet, died 14 November, 2022. He was 85.

Father Charles Dilke, a Roman Catholic priest for 56 years, was some time provost of the Brompton Oratory.

He was born 21 February, 1937, son of Sir John Fisher Wentworth Dilke, 5th Baronet (cr UK, 1862) (1906-98), and his wife the former Sheila Seeds (1912-2005), \daughter of diplomat Sir William Seeds, KCMG.

Charles Dilke was ordained a priest in 1966, and succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 28 June, 1998.

He is succeeded by his brother Dr Timothy Fisher Wentworth Dilke, who was born 1 Aug, 1938.

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Robin David Oswald Petre 1942-2022

Robin David Oswald Petre, who died 29 October, 2022, at Wellington, New Zealand, aged 80, was a scion of the Barons Petre.

He was born 19 April, 1942, son of Major Myles Seymour Edward Petre (1913-1942), and his wife the former Audrey Catherine Chaworth-Musters (1915-1982), scion of that landed gentry family; and married 27 Apr, 1968, Cecily Constance Scrope (1940-2015), scion of that landed gentry family, of Danby, elder daughter of Simon Scrope (1910-91), by his wife the former Constance Mary Weld (1907-87), scion of that landed family, by whom he had issue, two daughters, Diana (born 14 Feb 1969), and Nicola (born 2 July, 1971).

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Angela Jean St John Willis Fleming (nee Webb-Carter) 1932-2022

 Angela Jean St John Willis Fleming died 10 November, 2022. She was 90.

She was the former Angela Jean St John Webb-Carter, daughter of Brigadier Brian Wolesley Webb-Carter, DSO & Bar, OBE (1901-81), and his 1st wife the former Mollie St John Hickman (later Beattie) (1905-43) and was a half-sister of Maj-Gen Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter, KCVO, OBE, DL (b 30 January, 1946). 

She married 8 June, 1955, John Valentine Willis Fleming (1925-2009), scion of that landed gentry family, second son of Brigadier John Browne Phillimore Willis Fleming, CBE (1895-1967), and his wife the former Eirene Charrington (1901-87), scion of that landed gentry family, by whom she had issue.

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Turcan/Hill engagement

 The engagement was announced 19 November, 2022, between Henry Arthur John Turcan, son pf Mr & Mrs Harry Turcan, of Cairneyhall, Fife, and Miss Emily F. Hill, daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Hill, of Upper Westcourt, Marlborough, Wiltshire.

It is Henry Turcan's second marriage. His first in 2014 was to Arabella Lucy Lockhart Smith (1971-2017), scion of that landed gentry family, by whom he has three sons.

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Cave/Chitty engagement

 The engagement was announced 19 November, 2022, between William Alexander Cave (born 7 May, 1992), second son of the late Sir John Charles Cave, 5th Baronet (1958-2018), and his wife, Lady Cave, of Sidbury Devon (nee Carey Diana Lloyd), & Alice Harriet Chitty (born 10 January, 1991), daughter of Lieutenant -Colonel Richard O.M. Chitty (born 1962), of Bodenham, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Caroline H. Marsh.

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Commander (Leslie) Michael Macdonald Saunders Watson, CBE 1934-2022

 Commander Michael Saunders Watson, CBE, who died 8 November, 2022, aged 88, late Chairman of the British Library Board, was owner of Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire.

He was born 9 Oct, 1934, son of Capt Leslie Swain Saunders, and his wife the former Elizabeth Culme-Seymour (1904-1963), daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, 4th Baronet, MVO (1867-1925).

He assumed the additional surname of Watson on succeeding in 1967 to the Rockingham Castle estate of his uncle, Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, 5th Bt (1909-99).

He married 13 Dec, 1958, Georgina Elizabeth Laetitia Davis (1935-2020), daughter of Admiral Sir William Wellclose Davis, GCB (1901-87), scion of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Lady Gertrude Elizabeth Phipps (1908-85), daughter of the 3rd Marquis of Normanby (1846-1932), and his wife the former Gertrude Foster (d 1948).

Cdr Saunders Watson leaves two sons, James (born 14 Sept, 1961), now of Rockingham Castle, and David (born 1968), and a daughter, Fiona (born 1965).

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Barbara, Baroness Poole 1934-2022

 Barbara, Baroness Poole, who died 10 November, 2022, was the third wife and widow of the 1st Baron Poole (1911-1993).

The former Barbara Anne Taylor, she was born in 1934, a daughter of Eric Albert Taylor (1907-1968), by his wife the former Dorothy Alice Woolner (1905-1979); she married 4 April, 1966, as his 3rd wife, Oliver Brian Sanderson Poole, 1st Baron Poole, CBE, TD, PC (born 11 August, 1911), son of Donald Louis Poole (1868-1921), and his wife the former Therese Lillian Frodsham (died 1969).

Her husband was Conservative MP for Oswestry, 1945-50, raised to the peerage as Baron Poole in 1958, served as joint chairman of the Conservative party in 1963. His second wife (1952-65), was Daphne Paarker Bowles (1917-95), aunt of Brig Andrew Parker Bowles (b 1939).

She was widowed 28 January, 1993.

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Hon Lady Butler 1932-2022

 The Hon Lady Butler, who died 17 November, 2022, aged 90, was the widow of the Hon Sir Adam Courtauld Butler, PC, DL (1931-2008), Conservative MP for Bosworth 1970-87, who held junior ministerial offices in the Thatcher administration, and was sometime PPS to Mrs Thatcher.

The Hon Lady Butler served as High Sheriff of Warwickshire, 1997-98.

She was born 6 May, 1932, the former Felicity Sybil Molesworth-St Aubyn, scion of the baronets of that name, daughter of Guy Molesworth-St Aubyn (1904-1981), and his wife the former Catherine Hargreaves (1903-1979); and married 21 Oct, 1955, Adam Courtauld Butler (born 11 Oct, 1931), second son of Richard Austen (Rab) Butler, Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, KG, CH, PC, DL (1902-1982), and his first wife the former Sydney Elizabeth Courtauld (1902-54), scion of that landed family.

Her husband, who was sworn of the Privy Council in 1984, and knighted in 1986, died 9 January, 2008.

The Hon Lady Butler leaves issue, two sons, Samuel (born 24 July, 1957), and Edward (born 27 Feb, 1962), and a daughter, Alexandra Katharine (Min) (born 1 Nov, 1959).

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Teresa Madeleine Latham (née Leng) 1955-2022

 Teresa Madeleine Latham (née Leng), who died in Barcelona, 29 September, 2022, was a scion of the Lords Herries of Terregles.

She was born in 1955, daughter of Christopher Anthony William Leng, OBE, DL (1922-2005), and his wife the former Patricia Lillywhite.

William, 10th Lord Herries of Terregles > Hon Mary Anne Constable-Maxwell > Marcia Mary Gertrude Maxwell-Stuart > Christopher Anthony William Leng > Teresa Madeleine Leng (d 2022)

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Dr Ann-Carole Des Champs Chamier (died 2022)

 Dr Ann-Carole Des Champs Chamier, who died 7 November, 2022, was the widow of Anthony Edward Des Champs Chamier (1935-2014).

She was a daughter of William Dalling, of Transvaal, South Africa, and married 1962, Anthony Edward des Champs Chamier (born 16 Aug 1935), son of Brigadier George des Champs Chamier, OBE (1906-1987), and his wife the former Marion Erica Gascoigne (1906-2003), scion of the Gascoigne landed gentry family, of Sanders. Her husband, who lived near Ardross, Ross-shire, died in 2014.

She leaves a son, Daniel (b 28 Apr 1964), and a daughter, Amy (b 12 Dec 1962).

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Hon Thomas Noel 1958-2022

 The Hon Thomas Noel, who died suddenly, 15 November, 2022, aged 64, was a scion of the Earls of Gainsborough (cr Peerage of the the UK, 1841).

He was born 9 March, 1958, third of the four sons of the 5th Earl of Gainsborough (1923-2009), and his wife the former Mary Stourton (1925-2018), scion of the Barons Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton.

He was educated at Ampleforth and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. The Hon Thomas Noel, who was unmarried, was a direct descendant of King William IV and Mrs Jordan.

King William IV > Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence > Lady Ida Harriet Augusta Hay > Charles Noel, 3rd Earl of Gainsborough > Arthur, 4th Earl of Gainsborough > Anthony, 5th Earl of Gainsborough > Hon Thomas Noel

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Rev. Peter Charles Yerburgh, MA 1931-2022

 The Rev Peter Charles Yerburgh, died 24 October, 2022, aged 91.

He was born 14 September, 1931, son of the Rev Oswald Rochfort Yerburgh (1900-66), and his wife the former Cicely Joan Savile (1901-1981), scion of that landed family, who descended from the Wrey baronets; and was sometime chaplain of Wells Cathedral School.

Sir Bourchier Wrey, 7th Bt > Eleanor Elizabeth Wrey > Henry Bourchier Osborne Savile > Charles Cornelius Savile > Cicely Joan Savile > Peter Charles Yerburgh

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Clementine Elizabeth Herschel Bolitho (born 2022)

 Eleanor Charlotte Herschel Bolitho (born 1991, nee Harbage), wife of Capt Thomas Alverne Bolitho, of the Grenadier Guards [born 1991], scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Clementine Elizabeth Herschel, 24 September, 2022.

Capt Bolitho is the elder son of Alverne Robert Bolitho [born 1961], of Petersfield, Hampshire, by his wife the former Annabel Louise Shaw-Baker [born 1962].

Eleanor Bolitho is a daughter of William John Hirons Harbage, QC [born 1960], of Bulwick, co Northampton, by his wife the former Julia Mary Herschel Dunkerley [born 1960].

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Kester Francis Cumming-Bruce (born 2022)

 Henrietta Perpetua Agnes (Hetty) Cumming-Bruce (nee Scrope, born 1991), wife of the Hon George Patrick Roualeyn Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce [born 19 March, 1990], scion of the Barons Thurlow, gave birth to a son, Kester Francis, 3 November, 2022.

Hetty Cumming-Bruce is a scion of the ancient landed family og Scrope of Danby, youngest daughter of Maj. Peter Geoffrey Scrope [born 3 January, 1955], of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Penelope Eldrydd Davies [born 31 March, 1955], scion of the Barons Davies.

The Hon George Cumming-Bruce is the younger son of the 9th Baron Thurlow [born 13 April, 1952], of Mapledurham, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Bridget Anne Julia Cheape.

John Savile, 6th Earl of Mexborough [1868-1945] > Lady Beatrice Savile [1910-73] > Peter Scrope [b 1955] > Hetty Scrope [b 1991] > Kester Cumming-Bruce (b 2022)

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Sir Simon Towneley, KCVO, KCSG, JP 1921-2022

 Sir Simon Peter Edmund Cosmo William Towneley, KCVO, KCSG, JP, who died 11 November, 2022, aged 100, was an author who served as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, 1976–1997. He was High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1971.

He was born 14 December, 1921, as Simon Peter Edmund Cosmo William Koch de Gooreynd, son of Colonel Alexander Louis Wynand Koch de Gooreynd (1899-1985), and his wife the former Priscilla Cecilia Maria Worsthorne Reyntiens (1899-1991), a granddaughter of the 7th Earl of Abingdon.

At a young age he assumed the surname of Worsthorne in lieu of his patronymic. A younger brother, Sir Peregrine Worsthorne (1923-1920), was the writer, journalist and sometime editor of the Sunday Telegraph.

During the Second World War, Worsthorne served in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, receiving a commission as a second lieutenant in December 1942. In 1954 (under the name Simon Towneley Worsthorne) he published Venetian Opera in the 17th Century, a seminal study of the field, which played a significant role in the remarkable revival of the Venetian opera repertory in the latter 20th century.

On 18 January, 1955, he changed his surname again, and assumed the name of Towneley in lieu of Worsthorne. In the same year he married Mary Fitzherbert (1935-2001), scion of the Fitzherbert-Brockholes landed gentry family, daughter of Cuthbert Fitzherbert-Brockholes (1899-1975), and his wife the former Barbara Maria Manuela Scrope (1903-1975), scion of that ancient landed family, by whom he had issue, a son, Peregrine Henry (born 1962), and five daughters, Alice, Katharine, Victoria, Cosima and Frances.

He was appointed KCVO in the 1994 New Years Honours list.

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Capt Alastair Lorne Campbell of Airds 1937-2022

 Capt Alastair Lorne Campbell of Airds, who died 10 November, 2022, aged 85, was a former Scottish officer of arms and author. 

He was appointed Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary in 1987. In 2008 he was appointed Islay Herald Extraordinary. He was a member of the Highland Society of London, and he published a short history of the Society in 1978. He has also written several books on the history of Clan Campbell.

Alastair Lorne Campbell was born in London, 11 July, 1937, son of Brigadier Lorne Maclaine Campbell of Airds, VC, DSO (1902-1991), of Airds, Argyll, and his wife the former Amy Muriel Jordan Campbell (1905-50), scion of the Campbells of Auchendarroch.

He married 18 April, 1960, Mary Ann Campbell-Preston (born 1940), scion of that landed family, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel George Patrick Campbell-Preston (1911-1960), and his wife the former Frances Olivia Grenfell, DCVO, scion of that landed family, who was Woman of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1965-2002.

He leaves issue, three sons and a daughter.

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Victor Morris Martin Atholl Murray (born 2022)

  Alice Charlotte Adelaide Seifert [née Murray, born 1981], wife of Benjamin William D. Seifert [born 1978], and scion of the Dukes of Atholl, gave birth to a son, Victor Morris Martin Atholl, 29 September, 2022, a brother for Louis Wolf Martin Stewart, who was born 2 September, 2020.

Alice Seifert is a daughter of Peter Gerald Stewart Murray [born 1944], descended from the 3rd Duke of Atholl, by his wife the former Jane Rosetta Wood [born 1943].

Benjamin Seifert is a son of Mr Martin H. Seifert by his wife the former Jacqueline E. Morris.

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Commander William John Macnamara Faulkner, RN (died 2022)

 Commander William John Macnamara Faulkner, RN, died 3 November, 2022, aged 94.

He was a son of Rear-Admiral Hugh Webb Faulkner, CB, CBE, DSO (1900-1969), and his wife the former Olave Mary Younger; and married 1stly, 23 April, 1952, Margaret Annette De Trafford (1928-1997), scion of the De Trafford baronets, daughter of Hubert Edmund Francis De Trafford (1893-1974), and his wife the Hon Cecilia Victoria Strickland (1897-1982), daughter of the 1st (and last) Baron Strickland (1861-1940); and married 2ndly, 18 April, 1998, Mrs Jacqueline Wolfe-Murray (1931-2014), former wife of Christopher Michael Wolfe-Murray (1929-2010), scion of the Murray baronets, and 2nd daughter of Sir John Turnbull Usher, 3rd Baronet (1891-1951), by his wife Jean Elpseth (who died 1950).

Cdr Faulkner leaves issue from his first marriage, two sons, Hugh (born 27 Aug, 1953), and Mark (born 13 Apr 1955), and two daughters, Rosalinda (born 30 March, 1958), and Catharine (born 6 Apr, 1961).

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The Countess of Annandale & Hartfell (died 2022)

 The Countess of Annandale and Hartfell, wife of the 11th Earl, died 4 November, 2022.

She was the former Susan Josephine Ross, daughter of Colonel Walter John Macdonald Ross, OBE, DL, JP, of Netherhall, Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire; and married 23 August, 1969, the then Patrick Andrew Wentworth Hope Johnstone (born 19 April, 1941), son of Maj Percy Wentworth Hope Johnstone (1909-1983), and his wife the former Margaret Jane Hunter-Arundell (1910-1998).

Lady Annandale & Hartfell was a sister of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross, GCVO, OBE, GCStJ, DL (1943 – 2019), courtier, who was a member of the Royal Household and from 2006 to 2008, Master of the Household to to then Prince of Wales. 

In 1995 he husband succeeded as 11th Earl of Annadale and Hartfell when his claim to the peerages, and that of the Lordship of Johnstone, was allowed by the House of Lords Committee of Privileges. Her husband has also been 26th Chief of the Clan Johnstone since 5 Apr, 1983.

The Countess, who lived near Lockerbie, in Dumfries, is survived by the Earl, and by a son, David, styled Lord Johnstone (born 13 Oct, 1971), and a daughter Lady Julia (who was born in 1974).

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

The Duke of Norfolk marries Mrs Francesca (Chica) Herbert

 The marriage took place on 10 November, 2022, at Chelsea Old Town Hall, between Edward William Fitzalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk, GCVO, DL, Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England (born 2 Dec, 1956), son of the late 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO, CB, CBE, MC, DL (1915-2002), and his wife the former Ann Mary Teresa Constable-Maxwell (1927-2013), & the Hon Mrs Francesca Vaughan Herbert (born 1963), former wife of the Hon Henry Malcolm (Harry) Herbert (born 2 March, 1959), scion of the Earls of Carnarvon, and second daughter of Jonathan Stuart Vaughan Bevan (1940-2007), and his wife the former Victoria Leycester (born 1940).

It is the Duke of Norfolk's second marriage. He married 1stly, 27 June, 1987 (div 2022), Georgina Susan Gore (born 30 January, 1962), scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe, by whom he has issue:-

 Henry, styled Earl of Arundel & Surrey (born 3 Dec 1987), Lady Rachel Fitzalan Howard (b 10 June, 1989), Lord Thomas Fitzalan Howard (born 14 March, 1992), Lady Isabel Fitzalan Howard (born 7 Feb, 1994), and Lord Philip Fitzalan Howard (born 14 July, 1996),

The new Duchess of Norfolk has issue from her marriage to the Hon Harry Herbert:-

Chloe Victoria Herbert (born 1994); Francesca Jeanie Herbert (born 21 Nov, 1995), and William Henry Herbert (born 14 Nov, 1999).

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The Baroness Foster of Aghadrumsee

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Dame Arlene Foster, PC, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Foster of Aghadrumsee, of Aghadrumsee in the County of Fermanagh.

Dame Arlene Isobel Foster, DBE, PC (née Kelly; born 17 July 1970) is a broadcaster and politician from Northern Ireland who served as First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2016 to 2017 and from 2020 to 2021 and as Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) from 2015 to 2021. She was the first woman to hold either position. Baroness Foster was a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Fermanagh and South Tyrone from 2003 to 2021.

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The Baron Evans of Rainow

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Mr Graham Evans has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Evans of Rainow, of Macclesfield in the County of Cheshire.

Graham Thomas Evans (born 10 November 1963) is a Conservative Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Weaver Vale in Cheshire from 2010 until 2017.

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Legard/Byrte engagement

 The engagement was announced 12 November, 2022, between Thomas James St Quintin Legard (born 13 November, 1971), scion of the Legard baronets, son of the late James Digby Legard (1946-2021), of Lowthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, and his wife the former Daphne Jane West, & Camilla Emma V. Byrte (born 1979), daughter of Jonathan Gordon Peregrine Byrte (born 1949), of Streatley, Berkshire, and his wife the former Phillippa A.M. Mossop.

It is Thomas Legard's second marriage. He married firstly, Elizabeth Aubrey-Fletcher, scion of the baronets of that name, by whom he has issue, two sons, John and Christopher, and a daughter Imogen.

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Sir Christopher James Guise, 8th Baronet 1930-2022

 Sir Christopher Guise, 8th Baronet, died 8 November, 2022, aged 92.

Christopher James Guise was the eighth baronet, of Elmore Court Gloucester (GB, 1783).

He was born 10 July, 1930, second son of Sir Anselm William Edward Guise, 6th Baronet (1888-1970), and his wife the former Nina Margaret Sophie Grant (died 1991), and succeeded to the baronetcy, 15 May, 2007, on the death of his elder brother, Sir John Grant Guise, 7th Baronet (1927-2007).

He married 7 November, 1969, Carole Hoskins Master, former wife of Charles Edward Riou Benson (1935-2002), scion of that landed gentry family, and daughter of Jack Hoskins Master, by whom he had issue, a daughter Ruth Victoria Margaret, and a son, Anselm Mark Guise (born 7 February, 1971), who now succeeds to the baronetcy.

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Maj. Christopher Nicolas Haworth-Booth 1940-2022

 Major Christopher Nicolas Haworth-Booth, the Life Guards, who died 30 October, 2022, aged 82, was a scion of that landed gentry family, of Hullbank House, and later of Haworth Hall.

He was born 2 January, 1940, son of Nicolas Leonard Haworth-Booth (1913-1993), and his wife the former Margaret Honor Hamilton (died 2003); and married 12 December, 1973, Rosemary Celia Stewart Anderson, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Anderson, by whom he had issue, two sons, Rupert (born 26 Jan, 1977), and James (born 15 June, 1978).

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Friday, November 11, 2022

Jasper Theodore Archibald Sinclair (born 2022)

Lisa Sinclair (nee Tihhonova), wife of the Hon George Henry MacDonald Sinclair [born 1989], scion of the Viscounts Thurso, gave birth to a son, Jasper Theodore Archibald, 26 October, 2022.

The Hon George Sinclair is the younger son of the 3rd Viscount Thurso [born 10 September, 1953], and Viscountess Thurso [nee Marion Ticknor Sage].

The Hon Mrs George Sinclair  is the former Miss E. 'Lisa' Tihhonova, daughter of Mrs Svetlana Tihhonova, of Estonia.

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Baroness Moyo

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Dambisa Felicia Moyo, has been gazetted in the name style and title of Baroness Moyo, of Knightsbridge, in the City of Westminster.

Baroness Moyo (born 2 February 1969), is a Zambian-born economist and author, known for her analysis of macroeconomics and global affairs. She has written five books, including four New York Times bestsellers: Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa (2009), How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices that Lie Ahead (2011), Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World (2012), Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It (2018), and How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World (2021).

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Baroness Bray of Coln

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Angela Bray has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Bray of Coln, of Coln Saint Aldwyns in the County of Gloucestershire.

Angela Lavinia Bray (born 13 October 1953) is a Conservative Party politician who was the Member of the London Assembly for West Central from 2000 to 2008, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ealing Central and Acton from 2010 to 2015.

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Madam O'Donovan 1934-2022

 Madam O'Donovan, who died 7 November, 2022, aged 88, was the widow of The O'Donovan, Chief of the Clan Cathal, of Skibbereen, Co Cork.

The former Frances Jane Templer was born in 1934, daughter of Field Marshal Sir Gerald Walter Robert Templer, KG, GCB, GCMG, KBE, DSO (1898-1979), and his wife the former Ethel Margery Davie (1904-1997); and married 19 September, 1959, (Morgan Gerald) Daniel O'Donovan, The O'Donovan (1931-2016), son of Brigadier Morgan John Winthrop O'Donovan, The O'Donovan (1893-1969), and his wife the former Cornelia Bagnell (1894-1974), by whom she had issue, a son (Morgan) Tiege Gerald O'Donovan, The O'Donovan (born 7 Jan, 1961), who succeeded his father, 25 Jan, 2016, and two daughters, Katharine (b 22 Nov, 1962), and Cecilia Mary Cornelia (born 20 Feb, 1966), who married in 1996, Neville George Francis Chamberlain, grandson of the Rt Hon Neville Chamberlain, PC, MP (1868-1940), Prime Minister 1937-40, &c.

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The Baron Jones of Cheltenham 1948-2022

 The Baron Jones of Cheltenham, who died 7 November, 2022, aged, 74, was a Liberal Democrat life peer and former MP for Cheltenham.

Nigel David Jones was born 30 March, 1948. He served as Lib Dem MP for Cheltenham 1992-2005, after which he was raised to the peerage as Baron Jones of Cheltenham, of Cheltenham in the County of Gloucestershire.

Jones was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cheltenham at the 1992 general election, winning the seat from the Conservative Party. Jones was a member of the public accounts committee from 2002-05. He was also the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for a number of topics, including local government (1992–93), sport science and technology (1993), consumer affairs (1995-97), sport and culture (1997–99), trade and industry (1997–99) and international development (1999). Jones retained the seat until standing down at the 2005 general election.

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The Baroness Twycross

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Fiona Ruth Twycross, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Twycross, of Headington in the City of Oxford.

Baroness Twycross (born 29 May 1969),  is a Labour Party politician. She was born in South London before moving to Oxford. She studied at Cheney School in Oxford before going on to study Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh and has a PhD in contemporary Scandinavian literature. She subsequently studied Public Policy and Management at Birkbeck, University of London. She has lived and worked in the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East.

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Baroness O'Neill of Bexley

 The life peerage recently conferred on Teresa Ann Jude O’Neill, OBE, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness O'Neill of Bexley, of Crook Log in the London Borough of Bexley.

Baroness O'Neill of Bexley is a Conservative Party politician, Leader of the Council in the London Borough of Bexley; Vice Chair on London Councils; and Deputy Chair of the Local Government Association.

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The Baroness Lawlor

 The life peerage recently conferred upon Sheila Margaret Mary Lawlor, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Lawlor, of Midsummer Common in the City of Cambridge.

Baroness Lawlor is the founder and director of research at Politeia, a British political think tank. She was previously a research fellow at Sidney Sussex College and Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

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The Baron Hintze

 The life peerage recently conferred on Mr Michael Hintze has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Hintze, of Dunster in the County of Somerset.

Lord Hintze (born 27 July, 1953), is a British-Australian businessman and philanthropist, based in the United Kingdom. According to the Sunday Times 2019 Rich List, Hintze's net worth is £1.5 billion, an increase of £120 million from 2018. In the 2016 Forbes magazine list of The World's Billionaires, he was the world's 1,011th richest person, with a net worth of approximately US$1.8 billion.

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Baron Sahota

 The life peerage recently awarded to Mr Kuldip Singh Sahota, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Sahota, of Telford in the County of Shropshire.

Lord Sahota is a British Labour Councillor for Malinslee & Dawley Bank on Telford and Wrekin Council.

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The Baron Verdirame

 The life peerage recently conferred on Guglielmo Verdirame, KC, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Verdirame, of Belsize Park in the London Borough of Camden.

Lord Verdirame (born 25 Aug, 1971), is a legal scholar and barrister. He is Professor of International Law at King's College London in the Department of War Studies and the School of Law. He was previously a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford, a university lecturer in law at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, a visiting fellow at Harvard Law School, and a visiting professor at Columbia Law School. He was born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy.

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