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Monday, February 28, 2022

Silvia Margaret Shaw of Tordarroch 1938-2022

 Silvia Margaret Shaw of Tordarroch [née Silian Jones], died 23 February, 2022, aged 83.

She was born in 1938, daughter of the Rev David John Silian Jones, and his wife the former Bertha Margaret Alcock; and married in 1960, John Shaw of Tordarroch, 22nd Chief of that Name [1937-2017], son of Major Charles John Shaw of Tordarroch, 21st Chief [1899-1978], and his wife the former Lillian Elford [who died in 1989]; by whom he had a son, Ian, 23rd Chief [born 1968], and three daughters, Rebecca, Julia and Fiona.

Her daughter, Rebecca [born 1961], is the Baroness Fraser of Corriegarth, widow of the Baron Fraser of Corriegarth [1946-2021], the life peer and former Conservative party treasurer.

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Hon Simon Bartholomew Geoffrey Howard 1956-2022

 The Hon Simon Howard, who ran the Castle Howard estate in North Yorkshire for 30 years, a scion of the Earls of Carlisle, died 27 February, 2022, at the aged of 66. He had been in poor health since suffering a brain injury following a fall in 2020. His home in recent years was at Welham Hall, Malton.

Mr Howard, whose magnificent stately home was the setting for Brideshead Revisited, became custodian of the palatial seat of the Howard's on the death of his father, in 1984. 

Simon Howard's wife Rebecca, claimed in an interview with The Telegraph in 2018 that her husband's sister-in-law,  former publishing boss Victoria Barnsley, had joined the board of Castle Howard and that soon after, Simon was asked to step down from his roles. The  legal team of Simon's elder brother, Nicholas, later allegedly requested that Simon, Rebecca and their children leave Castle Howard, and they subsequently moved to Welham Hall. Rebecca claimed that the brothers remained on speaking terms.

The imposing architecture of Castle Howard was constructed from 1699 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, and took over one hundred years to complete. Technically a stately home, not a castle, it is decorated in the Baroque style and was designed by John Vanbrugh. Despite no architectural experience, Vanbrugh managed to pull off the impressive feat.

Simon Bartholomew Geoffrey Howard was born 26 January, 1956, third of the four sons of the then Mr George Anthony Geoffrey Howard [ 1920-84], and his wife the Lady Cecilia Blanche Genevieve FitzRoy [1922-74], daughter of the 8th Duke of Grafton [1850-1930], and a direct descendant of King Charles II.

The Howard family are descended from Lord William Howard the youngest son of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk. The 1st Earl of Carlisle, Charles Howard (1629-1685) was the great grandson of Lord William Howard (1563-1640), the youngest son of Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, whose skill at marrying heiresses eventually led to his execution. ‘Belted Will’ took possession of Henderskelfe in Yorkshire, the site of Castle Howard today, as part of the inheritance of his wife, Elizabeth Dacre. Created Earl of Carlisle in 1661 it was Charles' grandson, Charles Howard the 3rd Earl of Carlisle (1679-1738), who is famed as the creator of Castle Howard. Eight generations of the Howard family have since occupied Castle Howard: each bringing different characteristics to the stewarding of this grand house and estate through centuries of challenges and opportunities. Their lives have been shaped by public service, political activity, artistic endeavour, and strategic marriages, typical of their own particular times.

Simon Howard had elder brothers, Henry [1950-2008], and the Hon Nicholas Paul Geoffrey [born 25 April, 1952], who succeeded his younger brother as custodian of Castle Howard. Nick's first wife was Amanda Nimmo, daughter of the actor Derek Nimmo. Simon's younger brother is the Hon Anthony Michael Geoffrey Howard [born 18 May, 1958].

Simon's father, George Howard, was Chairman of the Governors of the BBC from 1980-1983, and created a life peer in 1983, as Baron Howard of Henderskelfe, his territorial designation coming from the village in which Castle Howard is situated.

Simon Howard married firstly, 5 November, 1983 [divorced 2000], Annette Marie, Countess Compton [ neé Smallwood] [1949-2020], former wife of Spencer Douglas David Compton, then styled Earl Compton [born 2 Apr, 1946], who, in 1978, succeeded his father as 7th Marquess of Northampton, daughter of Charles Anthony Russell Smallwood [1917-87], and his wife the former Mollie Gordon Buchanan Scott. There were no children from the first marriage.

Simon married 2ndly, 9 July, 2001, Rebecca Verassana Sieff [born 27 May, 1967], scion of the Barons Sieff and the Barons Marks of Broughton, and descended from Marks and Spencer founder Michael Marks. She is a daughter of Jonathan Sieff [1933-2020], and his wife the former Angela Pringle [who died 21 Apr, 2008].

The Hon Simon Howard leaves a son, Merlin Jasper Geoffrey Howard, from his second marriage, who was born 4 February, 2002, twin with a sister, Octavia Cecilia Giselle Howard.

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De Stacpoole/Wiggin engagement

 The engagement was announced 26 February, 2022, between Hugo Malachy E. De Stacpoole [born 1992], third son of David Oliver de Stacpoole [born 1951], of Burnham Overy, Staithe, Norfolk, scion of that Irish landed family, and his wife the former [Venetia] Jane M. Bratby [born 1958], & Tara Daisy Wiggin [born 1994], scion of the Wiggin baronets, elder daughter of Mark David Wiggin [born 1 August, 1963], of Ludlow, Shropshire, and his wife the former Philippa Burrows [born 1965].

Tara Wiggin is a niece of Nicola Diana Williams-Ellis, MBE [nee Burrows, born 1956], and is a first cousin of Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi [born 1 Nov, 1983], husband of HRH Princess Beatrice of York [born 8 Aug, 1988].

The head of the de Stacpoole family, Hugo's uncle, holds the Papal title Duke and Marquess De Stacpoole and the French title of Count Stacpoole.

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

The Baroness Moser 1921-2022

 The Baroness Moser, who died 15 February, 2022, aged 100, was the widow of the the Baron Moser, KCB, CBE [1922-2015], the statistician, academic and civil servant.

She was the former Mary Oxlin, born in 1921, and married in 1949, the German-born Claus Moser [born 24 Nov, 1922]. He husband was created a life peer in 2001, and he sat in the House of Lords on the Crossbenches. He died 4 September, 2015.

Lady Moser leaves issue, a son Peter, and two daughters, Kath and Sue.

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Ann Hermione Buchanan, MBE 1941-2022

 Professor Ann Buchanan, MBE, wh died 13 February, 2022, ahed 80, was a scion of the Baring baronets, of the eponymous banking family, and was professor emeritus of Social Work and former Dean of St Hilda's College, Oxford.

She was born 21 May, 1941, daughter of Raymond Alexander Baring [1912-67], and his wife the former Margaret Fleetwood Campbell-Preston, OBE [1916-1994] [her second husband was the late 6th Earl of Malmesbury [1907-2000]; and married 20 July, 1963, Alistair John Buchanan [1935-2021], son of John James Buchanan, by whom she had three daughters, Catherine [b 1963], Teresa [b 1967], and Helen [b 1973].

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Saturday, February 26, 2022

Makovah/Dalby engagement

 The engagement was announced 26 February, 2022, between Dzingisai Makovah, younger son of the late Edward Makovah, and of Ms Esther Nyelukwa, of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and Lucy Margaretta Hyacinthe Dalby [born 8 Apr, 1981], daughter of Charles Gerald Dalby [born 6 Feb, 1942], of Castle Donington, Leicestershire, descended from the Smiley baronets, and his wife the former Kathleen Margaret Hodson [b 9 Sept, 1949], scion of the Hodson baronets, & descended from the Earls of Meath.

12th Earl of Meath [1841-1929] > Hon Claud Brabazon [1874-1959] > Felicity Margaretta Brabazon [1917-95] > Kathleen Hodson [b 1949] > Lucy Dalby [b 1981]

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Sir George Hodson, 3rd Baronet [1806-88] > Richard Hodson [1856-1915] > Gilbert Stanley Hodson [1895-1972] > Kathleen Margaret Hodson [b 1949] > Lucy Margaretta Hyacinthe Dalby [b 1981]

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Major Sir John Smiley, 2nd Baronet [1876-1930] > Patricia Margaret Smiley [1907-2000] > Charles Dalby [b 1942] > Lucy Dalby [b 1981]

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Ophelia Emily Phyllida Styles [born 2022]

 Isabella Styles [née Onslow, born 1990], wife of David Kristian Styles [born 1978], gave birth to a daughter, Ophelia Emily Phyllida, 22 January, 2022.

Isabella is a scion of the of Onslow baronets, daughter of the Hon Richard Alan Douglas Onslow (born 1956), of Tarrant Gunville, Dorset, by his late wife the former Phyllida K. Moore, and a granddaughter of Cranley Onslow (d 2001), sometime Conservative MP for Woking, and a Minister of State, Foreign Office in the Thatcher administration, who was created a life peer as Baron Onslow of Woking, in 1997. Cranley Onslow married Lady June Hay, a daughter of the 14th Earl of Kinnoull.

David Styles is a son of Mr & Mrs Christopher Styles, of Sixpenny Handley, Dorset.

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Robert Arthur de Weltden Weldon 1950-2022

 Robert Weldon, who died 15 February, 2022, aged 71, was a scion of the Weldon baronets, born 13 May, 1950, son of Arthur Reginald Weldon [1918-1982], and his wife the former Dorothy Ann Pratchitt [1921-2016]; and married in 1993, Clare Frances Hedges, by whom he had issue, two sons, Edward and James, and a daughter, Poppy.

Sir Anthony Weldon, 4th Baronet [1781-1858] > Col. Francis Weldon [1836-1926] > Ernest Weldon [1877-1946] > Arthur Weldon [1918-82] > Robert Weldon [1950-2022]

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India Grace Kelson Dewey [b 2022]

Camilla Ruth Kelson Dewey [nee Brierley, born 1982], wife of Thomas Andrew [Tom] Dewey [born 27 January, 1982], scion of the Dewey baronets, gave birth to a daughter, India Grace Kelson, 17 January, 2022, a sister for Sofia Grace Kelson [b 2016], and for Rufus Andrew Kelson [b 2019].

Tom Dewey is the son and heir of Sir Rupert Dewey, 4th Baronet [born 1953], by his wife the former Suzanne Rosemary Lusk [born 1956].

Camilla Dewey is a daughter of Alan David Brierley [born 1946] by his wife the former Philippa Jane Clarke.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Richards/Gladstone engagement

The engagement was announced 25 February, 2022, between Charlie E. Richards, youngest son of Mr & Mrs Philip Richards, of Hammersmith, London, and Tara Rosamund Gladstone [born 12 October, 1992], second daughter of Sir Charles Angus Gladstone, 8th Baronet [born 11 April, 1964], of Hawarden Castle, Flintshire, and Glen Dye Lodge, Kincardineshire, and his wife the former Caroline Mali Thomas.

Tara Gladstone is descended from the great Victorian prime minister William Gladstone:-

William Gladstone [1809-98] > Rev Stephen Gladstone [1844-1920] > Charles Gladstone [1888-1968] > Sir Erskine William Gladstone, KG, 7th Baronet [1925-2018] > Sir Charles Gladstone, 8th Bt [b 1964] > Tara Gladstone [b 1992]

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Simon Charles Hogg 1936-2022

 Simon Charles Hogg, who died 17 February, 2022, aged 85, was a scion of the Hogg baronets.

He was born 20 June, 1936, third son of Sir Arthur Ramsey Hogg, 7th Baronet [1896-1995], of Bournemouth, Hampshire, and his wife, the former Mary Aileen Esther Lee-Evans [1899-1980]; Unmarried, but survived by a partner, Liz.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Chambers/Purkis engagement

The engagement has been announced between Richard Chambers and Rosalind Marion Purkis [born 1988].

The bride-to-be is a daughter of Richard Kenneth Purkis [born 1955], and his wife the former Charlotte Marion Carnegie [born 2 Apr, 1954], scion of the Earls of Southesk [now represented by the Duke of Fife].

James Carnegie, 9th Earl of Southesk > Sir Lancelot Carnegie > James Murray Carnegie > Charlotte Marion Carnegie > Rosalind Marion Purkis

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Chenevière/Kowitz engagement

The engagement was announced 24 February, 2022, between Alexandre Bertrand Chenevière [born 24 August, 1995], son of Mr Antoine Chenevière of Geneva, and his late wife the former Lady Selina Clare Shirley [1958-98], scion of the Earls Ferrers, & Madeleine Thea Kowitz [born 12 Oct, 1995], the fashion model, daughter of David Nathan Kowitz [born Nov 1963], of Fairlight, East Sussex, and his wife  Sarah Helena. 

Alexandre Chenevière is a grandson maternally of the late 13th Earl Ferrers, PC [1929-2012].

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Scott-Bowden/Ridley engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 February, 2022, between Capt Edward Jonathan Scott-Bowden [born 1991], younger son of Major James Russell Scott-Bowden [born 1958], of Alderley, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Nicola Jane Shepherd, & Charlotte Helen Ridley [born 1990], younger daughter of Nicolas W.M. Ridley [born 1947], of Bath, Somerset, and his wife the former Jocelyn M. Cutting [b 1949].

Capt Scott-Bowden is a descendant  of the Price baronets, and a kinsman of actor of stage and screen Dennis Price [1915-73] 'Kind Hearts and Coronets', &c.

Sir Francis Caradoc Rose Price, 5th Baronet [1880-1949] > Helen Jocelyn Price [1920-2010] > James Russell Scott-Bowden [b 1958] > Capt Edward Scott-Bowden [b 1991]

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Lord Glenconner to marry Rebeka McDonald

 The engagement was announced 24 February, 2022, between Cody Charles Edward Tennant, 4th Baron Glenconner [born 2 February, 1994], son of the late Hon Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant [1957-1996], and his wife the former Sheilagh Scott [now the Hon Mrs Charles Tennant, of Edinburgh], daughter of Matthew Raymond Scott, of Peebles, and Miss Rebeka McDonald, daughter of Mr & Mrs Colin McDonald, of Archerfield.

Cody Tennant succeeded to the Glenconner peerage [created in 1911] on the death of his grandfather, the 3rd Baron, who died 27 Aug, 2010. The 3rd Baron was owner of Mustique, and a great friend of Princess Margaret. He married in 1956, Lady Anne Coke [born 1932], one of the Queen's trainbearers at the Coronation, 1953, a daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester, &c.

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Hugh Struan Weare Blakeney 1933-2022

 Hugh Struan Weare Blakeney, who died 16 February, 2022, aged 88, was a scion of that Irish family, born in 1933, son of Capt Henry Edward Hugh Blakeney, MC, of An Cala, Isle of Seil, Argyll, and his wife the former Iris Bullough; and married 10 February, 1970, Jane Margaret Christina Victoria Duckworth [born 1 January, 1941], daughter of Capt Auberon Charles Alan Campbell Duckworth, DSO, RN [1907-87], of Ticehurst, Sussex, a descendant of the Earls of Carnarvon, and his wife the former Christina Elsie Williams, by whom he had issue, two daughters, Julia and Christina.

Henry, 4th Earl of Carnarvon [1831-90] > Lady Margaret Herbert [1870-1958] > Capt Auberon Duckworth [1907-87] > Jane Duckworth [b 1941] = Hugh Bkaleney [d 2022]

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Simon James Milne 1964-2022

  Simon James Milne died 13 February, 2022.

He was born in 1964, son of Denis Stanley Maitland Milne [1930-2017], and his wife the former Belinda Jane [Mindy] Brooks; and married in 1991, Alexandra Katherine Anna Younger [born 11 April, 1963], daughter of Gavin William Younger [1926-2003], and his wife the former Diana Mairi Douglas-Hamilton [1932-2019], scion of the Dukes of Hamilton & Brandon, by whom he had three sons, Geordie, Lorne and Mungo.

The 13th Duke of Hamilton [1862-1940] > Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton [1909-64] > Diana Mairi Douglas-Hamilton [1932-2019] > Alexandra Younger [b 1963] = Simon Milne [d 2022]

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Daniell/Rodriguez Rico engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 February, 2022, between Harry William Miles Daniell [born 9 March, 1990], scion of that landed gentry family, eldest son of Anthony Hamilton Daniell [born 1954], of Shaftesbury, Dorset, by his wife the former Sarah Hunter Jones, & Giannina A. Rodriguez Rico, elder daughter of Yan and Flor Rodriguez Rico of Holybourne, Hampshire

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Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Kendal Perceval Chavasse, MBE 1933-2022

 Lieutenant-Col. Henry Kendal Perceval [Hal] Chavasse, MBE, who died at his home in County Waterford, 21 February, 2022, aged 88, was head of that Irish landed gentry family. He served with the Royal Irish Rangers.

He was born 22 September, 1933, son of Colonel Kendal George Fleming Chavasse [1904-2001], and his wife the former Oonagh Hyacinthe Perceval-Maxwell [d 1994], of that landed gentry family; and married 1 Aug, 1959, [Iris] Claire Crozier [deceased], daughter of Maj. Francis George Crozier [1901-1987], and his wife the former Morna Louise Brooks [1910-1993], by whom he had issue, three sons, Charles [b 3 Aug 1961], Daniel [b 21 Oct 1962], and Desmond [b 4 May 1966]. The eldest son succeeds as head of the landed family.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Philip David Miles, MBE 1931-2022

 Philip David Miles, MBE, died 18 February, 2022.

He was born in 1931, son of Major Walter Harold Miles [1890-1982], and his wife the former Joyce Marjorie Greenwell [1903-95], scion of the Greenwell baronets; and married firstly, 6 February, 1960, the Hon Julian Isabella Chetwynd [1932-1981], daughter of the 9th Viscount Chetwynd [1904-1965], and his wife the former Joan Gilbert Casson [1898-1979]; married 2ndly, 1985, as her second husband,Christine Helene, Baroness Bolton [born 20 March, 1932], former wife of the 7th Baron Bolton [1929-2001], and daughter of the 7th Baron Forester [1899-1977], and his wife the former Marie Louise Priscilla Perrott [1909-88], scion of the Perrott baronets. He leaves issue from his first marriage, a son, Charles Philip Chetwynd Miles [born 15 Oct, 1962], and a daughter, Sara Isabella Miles [born 6 January, 1961].

Philip Miles was a grandson maternally of Sir Bernard Eyre Greenwell, 1st Baronet [1874-1939].

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Sonia Cecilia Helen Willis Fleming 1927-2022

 Sonia Cecilia Helen Willis Fleming, who died 16 February, 2022, aged 94, was the widow Richard Hugh Willis Fleming [1921-2006], scion of that landed gentry family.

She was born Sonia Cecilia Helen Tylden in 1927, daughter of Capt James Richard Tylden, JP [1890-1949], of The Manor House, Milsted, co Kent, by his wife, nee ___ Swan; and married firstly, 30 June, 1948 [div 1953], as his second wife the Hon Alan John Francis Mackay [1919-1999], 2nd son of the 2nd Earl of Inchcape [1887-1939], and his wife the former Joan Moriarty [died 1933]; she married 2ndly, 10 Nov, 1953, Richard Hugh Willis Fleming [born 20 Jan, 1921], son of Brigadier John Browne Phillimore Willis Fleming, CBE, TD [1895-1967], and his wife the former Eirene Charrington [1901-1987]. Her second husband died 28 December, 2006. 

Sonia Willis Fleming leaves issue from her first marriage, Siobhan Amanda [b 8 May, 1949], and Kristina Mary [born 25 July, 1951].

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Thorpe/Parker engagement

 The engagement was announced 22 February, 2022, between Mr Ben Thorpe, son of Mr Alec Thorpe, of Whitworth, Lancashire, and Eleanor Constance Parker [born 1993], scion of that landed family, daughter of Robert Parker, of Browsholme Hall, by his wife, the former Amanda Backhouse. 

Amanda Parker was High Sheriff of Lancashire in 2015. The family home, Browsholme Hall, in the Ribble Valley, is said to be the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire.The Parkers were established there before the 14th century.

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Francis Railton Erskine Campbell [born 2022]

 Alexandra Belinda Langton Campbell [born 1982, nee Metcalf], wife of Barnabas William Erskine Campbell [born 1983], gave birth to a son, Francis Railton Erskine, 14 February, 2022, a brother for Constance Elizabeth [born 2 September, 2019].

Alexandra Campbell is a daughter of Simon Metcalf, of Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Sarah Langton.

Barnabas Campbell is a son of Colonel Andrew P.W. Campbell and his wife the former Lady Fiona Erskine [born 5 Apr, 1956], daughter of the late 13th Earl of Mar and [15th] Earl of Kellie [1921-1993], and his wife the former Pansy Constance Thorne [1921-1996], descended from the Barons Penrhyn.

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Percy William Oliver Bigley [born 2022]

Emily Catherine Bigley [née Barham, born 1993], scion of that landed family, and wife of Max James Hilton Bigley [born 1992], gave birth to a son, Percy William Oliver, 14 February, 2022.

Emily is a daughter of daughter of Edward George Barham (born 1962), of Hole Park, Kent, by his wife the former Clare Catherine Turnbull (born 1966), a descendant of the 9th Earl of Stamford (1850-1910). 

Max Bigley is a son of Robert Hilton Bigley (born 1959), of Whixley, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Deborah M.M. Nicholson (b 1962).

The 9th Earl of Stamford [1850-1910] > Lady Jane Grey > Oliver Turnbull > Clare Turnbull > Emily Barham > Percy Bigley [b 2022]

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Monday, February 21, 2022

David George Fothergill Banks 1944-2022

 David George Fothergill Banks died 14 February, 2022.

He was born in 1944 son of Thomas Herbert Fothergill Banks [1914-2005], of Wichenforde, Co Worcester, by his wife the former Joan Neal; and married firstly, 25 October, 1975 [divorced 1990], as her first husband, the Hon Caroline Veronica Hamilton-Russell [born 15 February, 1957], eldest daughter of the late 10th Viscount Boyne [1931-1995], and his wife the former Rosemary Anne Stucley [born 8 Jan, 1936], scion of the Stucley baronets, by whom he had issue, a son, Richard [born 21 May, 1977], and a daughter, Georgina [born 26 Apr, 1980]; he married 2ndly, in 1991, Charlotte Perry.

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Waley/Ambler engagement

 The enaggement was announced 19 February, 2022, between Joshua Felix Waley [born 1994], eldest son of Simon Felix Waley [born 9 September, 1964], descended from the Rose baronets, of Great Edstone, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Laura Joanne Brear [born 1965], and Miss Camilla Mary Ambler [born 1992], daughter of Miles Courtenay Ambler [born 1960], of Tiverton, co Devon, and his wife the former Gillian Mary Aubrey-Fletcher [born 25 September, 1958], scion of the baronets of that name.

Sir Philip Rose, 3rd Baronet [1903-82] > Petica Mary Rose [1929-2020] > Simon Felix Waley [b  1964] > Joshua Felix Waley [b 1994]

Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, 6th Baronet [1887-1969] >Lt-Col Edward Aubrey-Fletcher [b 1930] > Gillian Aubrey-Fletcher [b 1958] > Camilla Ambler [b 1992]

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Christine, Lady Erskine-Hill 1924-2022

 Christine, Lady Erskine-Hill, who died 3 February, 2022, aged 98, was the widow of Sir Robert Erskine-Hill of Quothquhan, 2nd Baronet [1917-89].

She was the former Christine Alison Johnstone, born 12 January, 1924, daughter of Capt Henry James Johnstone [1895-1947], scion of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Alison McIntyre [1900-1984], scion of that landed gentry family; and married 7 August, 1942, Robert Erskine-Hill [born 6 Feb, 1917], son of Sir Alexander Galloway Erskine-Hill, 1st Baronet [1894-1947], MP for Edinburgh North 1935-45, and his wife the former Christian Hendrie Colville [1888-1947]. Her husband succeeded his father in the baronetcy, 6 June, 1947, and died 10 July, 1989.

Lady Erskine-Hill leaves issue, two sons, Sir Alexander, the 3rd Baronet [b 1949], and Henry, and two daughters, Carola, Countess Cowley, widow of the 7th Earl, and Alison.

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Sunday, February 20, 2022

Pauline Ann Booth [nee Bainbridge] [died 2022]

 Pauline Ann Booth died in Miami, Flordida, 17 February, 2022. She was a daughter of John Taylor Bainbridge [1924-2005], of The Moat House, Birstow, co Surrey, and his wife the former Pauline Ivy Douglas [1927-2011]; and married firstly, 27 October, 1969 [divorced] the then Hon Roland Thomas John Handcock [born 22 Apr, 1943], [later the 8th Baron Castlemaine, MBE], son of the 7th Baron Castlemaine [1904-73], and his wife the former Rebecca Ellen Soady [died 1978]; and married secondly, Roger Booth.

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Frederick Louis Orlando Fairfax [born 2022]

 Elmerice Karoline Sidone Elisabeth, Erzherzogin von Habsburg-Lothringen (born 1984), wife of Alexander Thomas Digby Fairfax (b 1986) scion of the Lords Fairfax of Cameron, gave birth to a son, Frederick Louis Orlando, 15 February, 2022, in Vienna, a brother for Sidonie Zita Elizabeth, born 31 March, 2018, and for Augustus Edward Theodore, born 24 December, 2019. 

Alexander Fairfax is a son of the Hon Hugh Nigel Thomas Fairfax (b 1958), and is a grandson paternally of the 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1923-64).

Elmerice, Erzherzogin von Habsburg-Lothringen, descended from the Royal House of Austria, is a daughter of Christoph Heinrich, Graf von Habsburg-Lothringen (b 1944).

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Offer/Clifton-Brown engagement

 The engagement was announced 19 February, 2022, between Robert Henry M. Offer [born 1993], son of Timothy H.M. Offer, of Teddington, London, and his wife the former Lucy Unwin, and Isabelle Margaret Clifton-Brown [born 27 October, 1993], scion of the Brown baronets, daughter of [Ronald] Colin Clifton-Brown [b 1963], of Little Bradley, Suffolk, and his wife the former Emily Joan Oliver.

The bride-to-be is descended from the Vesteys:

Sir Edmund Vestey, 1st Baronet [1866-1953] > Ronald Vestey [1898-1987] > Florence Vestey [1926-2006] > Colin Clifton-Brown [b 1963] > Isabelle Clifton-Brown

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Hon Mary Quenelda Stanley Seymour 1929-2022

 The Hon Mary Seymour, who died 14 February, 2022, aged 92, was a scion of the extinct Barons Ismay, and was the widow of the courtier, Maj [George] Raymond Seymour, CVO, DL [1923-2010].

Mary Quenelda Stanley Ismay was born 28 July, 1929, the third daughter of the 1st and last Baron Ismay, KG, CH, GCB, DSO, PC [1887-1965], and his wife the former Laura Kathleen Clegg [1897-1978].

Her father, a distinguished soldier, served as Sec of State for Commonwealth Relations, 1951-52, and was Secretary General of NATO, 1952-57. 

Mary Ismay married firstly, 19 Feb, 1952, Robert Mervyn Fitz Finnis, a solicitor, who died in 1955, the only son of Robert Leslie Finnis, of Palace Gate, London W8; she married 2ndly, 9 September, 1957, Maj [George] Raymond Seymour [born 5 May, 1923], scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, son of Lt-Col Sir Reginald Henry Seymour, KCVO [1878-1938], courtier, by his wife the former Winifred Ackroyd [d 1925]. It was Sir Reginald Seymour, who as equerry to King George V, woke the King and Queen with the news that the Duchess of York had given birth to Princess Elizabeth [now the Queen], in April, 1926.

Mary's 2nd husband, Raymond, held the rare distinction of having served as page of honour to three monarchs: King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI. As such he was one of the train bearers to King George VI at the Coronation, 12 May, 1937. He was then attached to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Household from 1954 until her death in 2002. Major Seymour died 6 October, 2010.

Mrs Seymour leaves two daughters from her first marriage, Jane [born 1953], and Sarah [known as Sussie] [born 1955], and a daughter from the second marriage, Katharine [Katy] Seymour [b 1959], wife of the 13th Baron Suffield [b 10 July, 1956].

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Hon Elena Emilia Maria Teresa Harvey [nee Curtopassi] [died 2022]

 The Hon Mrs John Harvey, who died 10 February, 2022, aged 95, was the widow of the Hon John Wynn Harvey [1923-89], scion of the Barons Harvey of Tasburgh, and was mother of the 3rd Baron Harvey of Tasburgh.

She was the former Elena Emilia Maria Teresa Curtopassi, daughter of Italian nobleman Giambattista, Marchese Curtopassi, of Rome, and married 25 April, 1950, the Hon John Wynn Harvey [born 4 Nov, 1923], second son of the 1st Baron Harvey of Tasburgh, GCMG, GCVO, CB [1893-1968], and his wife the former Maud Annora Williams-Wynn [d 21 Feb, 1970], descended from the extinct Earls Fitzwilliam.

She was widowed 21 Sept, 1989. Mrs Harvey leaves issue, two sons, Charles and Robert, and a daughter Antonella. Her elder son, Charles John Giuseppi Harvey, succeeded his uncle, 18 Apr, 2010, as the 3rd Baron Harvey of Tasburgh.

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William Peter Trustram Eve 1943-2022

 William Peter [Bill] Trustram Eve, died 5 February, 2022. He was 78.

He was born 25 June, 1943, the second son of John Douglas Trustram Eve [1897-1995], and his wife the former Sheila Macmillan, and was a nephew of Arthur Malcolm Trustram Eve, 1st Baron Silsoe [1894-1976].

Bill Trustram Eve was descended from the Turing baronets, and was a kinsman, albeit distantly, of the mathematician Alan Turing.

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Colonel John Anthony [Tony] Aylmer 1925-2022

 Colonel Anthony John [Tony] Aylmer, Irish Guards, died 25 January, 2022, aged 96.

Tony Aymer was born 7 October, 1925, son of Major John Wyndham Aylmer, MC [1889-1953], 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, of Courtown House, Co Kildare, and his wife the former Edith Margaret Loder [1892-1964], scion of the Loder baronets; and married 16 September, 1961, Shaunagh Christine Guinness [1934-2010], scion of the eponymous brewing family, daughter of Richard Smyth Guinness [1888-1979], and his wife the former Esmé Patricia Chapman [1903-86], and had issue, two sons, and two daughters.

Colonel Aylmer, who served with the Irish Guards for 37 years, served in Germany, Palestine and Aden after helping to shelter British pilots in Co Kildare. He commanded a platoon at 19 and was later assistant to Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Chief of the Defence Staff

In 1950 he was appointed ADC to Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) Sir Gerald Templer. On the death of King George VI in February, 1952, he was chosen to undertake a vigil at the Lying-in-State and then to be the marshal of the gun carriage for the procession to Paddington Station. He became adjutant of the 1st Battalion in BAOR but returned to London as part of the Guard of Honour for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, in June, 1953. He was Deputy Lieutenant for the Isle of Wight from 1990 to 2000. 

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Elwyne Priscilla Weldon [nee Chaldecott] 1919-2022

 Priscilla Weldon died 28 January, 2022, aged 102. She was the widow of Hamilton Weldon [1910-85], scion of the Weldon baronets.

Elwyne Priscilla Chaldecott was born in 1919, daughter of Harold Richards Chaldecott, OBE [1881-1958], of Chantry, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Elwyne Strickland [1889-1970], daughter of Francis Strickland.

She married 3 January, 1948, as his second wife, Brigadier Hamilton Edward Crosdill [Koko] Weldon [1910-1985], son of Henry Walter Weldon [1878-1925], and his wife the former Helen Louise Victoria Cowan [d 1965], daughter of Sir Edward Cowan, by whom she had issue, two sons, Kevin [born 19 Apr, 1951], and Mark [born 31 Jul 1953], and a daughter, Sari [b 30 Nov, 1948].

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Sir Alastair Stewart of Strathgarry, 3rd Baronet 1925-2022

 Sir Alastair Stewart of Strathgarry, 3rd Baronet, died 13 February, 2022. He was 96.

Alastair Robin Stewart was born 26 September, 1925, the second son of Sir Kenneth Dugald Stewart of Strathgarry, GBE, 1st Baronet [created 1960] [1882-1972], and his wife the former Noel Brodribb [d 1 Mar, 1949]; and succeeded to the baronetcy, 17 Oct, 1992, on the death of his elder brother, Sir David, the 2nd Baronet [1913-1992].

He married 9 May, 1953, Patricia Helen Merrett, daughter of John Alfred Merrett, of Forest Green, Surrey, by whom he had issue, a son, John Kenneth Alexander Stewart, younger of Glengarry [1961-2011], and three daughters, Judith [b 1954], Lucy [b 1956], and Catherine [b 1958].

The baronetcy now becomes extinct.

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Georgina, Lady Usher 1947-2022

 Georgina, Lady Usher, who died 16 February, 2022, aged 74, was the widow of Sir John Usher, 7th Baronet [1940-98].

She was born 22 March, 1947, as Georgina Elizabeth Manclark, daughter of Charles Manclark, and his wife Roberta. She married in 1992, as his second wife, Sir [William] John Tevenar Usher, 7th Baronet [born 18 April, 1940], of Natal, South Africa, son of William Dover Usher [1904-69], and his wife the former Christa Elizabeth von Tevenar [who died 1996]. Her husband succeeded to the Usher baronetcy [cr 1899], on the death of his cousin, Sir Robert, 6th Bt, 26 September, 1994, and died 25 July, 1998.

Lady Usher leaves issue from a previous marriage, David and Gayle Williamson.

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Lady Wroughton [died 2022]

 Lady Wroughton, who died 14 February, 2022, was the widow of Sir Philip Wroughton, KCVO [1933-2020], Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire 1995-2008, who was a member of the Wroughton landed gentry family, of Woolley Park, Wantage.

She was the former Catriona Henrietta Ishbel MacLeod, daughter of AngusMalcolm MacLeod [1908-1954], of Skeatbost, Isle of Skye, and his wife the former Jean Justyne Victoria Carr; and married in 1957, Philip Lavallin Wroughton [born 19 April, 1933], son of Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Lavallin Wroughton [1908-1972], and his wife the former Elizabeth Angela Rate [1904-1990]. 

She was widowed, 7 Nov, 2020. Lady Wroughton leaves two daughters.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Catherine Ann Meyrick 1939-2022

 Catherine Ann Meyrick [nee Popham], who died 14 February, 2022, was the widow of the late Richard Eric [Dick] Meyrick [1936-2013], scion of the Meyrick baronets.

She was born in 1939, daughter of Colonel Vivian Joseph French Popham [1900-79], of Begelly, Pembrokeshire, by his wife the former Patricia Cecelia Moore [1913-2000], and married 11 May, 1962, Richard Eric Meyrick [b 14 May, 1936], third son of Sir Thomas Frederick Meyrick, 3rd Baronet [1899-1983], and his wife the former Ivy Frances Pilkington [1901-1947], scion of that landed gentry family. Her husband died 24 July, 2013. No issue of the marriage.

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Lyon/Hill engagement

 The engagement was announced 17 February, 2022, between Marcus Harry L. Lyon [born 1991], younger son of Patrick L. Lyon [born 1951], of Swanland, East Yorkshire, and his wife the former Susan Roberts, and Miss Davina Carmen Hill [born 1991], daughter of Guy Henry Charles Hill, of Awbridge, Hampshire, and his wife the former Hon Emma Louise Angela McGowan [born 13 June, 1963], elder daughter of the late 3rd Baron McGowan [1938-2003], and his wife the former Lady Gillian Angela Pepys [1941-2008], daughter of the 7th Earl of Cottenham [1907-68].

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Isabella James Statham [born 2022]

 Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley [born 18 Apr, 1987], the model and actress, scion of the baronets of that name, and fiancée of the actor Jason Statham [born 26 July, 1967], gave birth to their second child, a daughter, Isabella James Statham, circa 3 February, 2022, a sister for Jack Oscar [who was born 24 June, 2017].

Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet [1857-1936] > Eric Huntington-Whiteley [1903-72] > Nigel Huntington-Whiteley [1931-2008] > Charles Andrew Huntington-Whiteley [b 1957] > Rosie Huntington-Whiteley [b 1987] > Isabella Statham [b 2022]

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Hoblyn/Romain engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 February, 2022, between James Graham Hoblyn [born 1990], descended from the Carew family [later baronets], second son of Patrick Mark Hoblyn [born 1960], of Bentley, Hampshire, and his wife the former Caroline Dawes, & Emily Celia Romain [born 1993], daughter of Paul H. Romain, of South Croydon, and Mrs Deborah L. Romain-Price [nee Spencer], of Purley, Surrey.

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Peter Clare Beauchamp 1928-2022

 Peter Clare Beauchamp, who died 10 February, 2022, aged 93, was a scion of the Beauchamp-Proctor baronets [later surnamed Proctor-Beauchamp].

He was born 27 November, 1928, the second son of Harold Charles Beauchamp [1891-1942], and his wife the former Olive Duke [died 1983], and was descended from Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, 1st Baronet.

Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, 1st Bt [1722-73] > William Henry Beauchamp-Proctor [1760-1806] > Rev Henry Beauchamp [1793-1863] > Willoughby James Beauchamp [1828-74] > Capt Willoughby George Beauchamp [1864-1922] > Harold Charles Beauchamp [1891-1942] > Peter Beauchamp [1928-2022].

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The Baron Chidgey 1942-2022

 Lord Chidgey, a Liberal Democrat life peer, died 15 February, 2022. He was 79.

David William George Chidgey, Baron Chidgey, was formerly the Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh, Hampshire from 1994 to 2005.

He was born 9 July, 1942, and was elected MP for Eastleigh at a by-election in 1994. Chidgey was a councillor from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s on New Alresford Town Council and Winchester City Council. He contested the Hampshire Central European Parliament constituency at by-election in 1988 and at the 1989 European Parliament election. He was Regional Chairman of the Hampshire and Wight Liberal Democrats from 1992 to 1994.

In the House of Commons, he was a member of the Chairman's panel (2001–2005), an Employment & Training spokesman, Transport spokesman, Trade & Industry spokesman and a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee (1999–2005) and of the Joint Committee on Human Rights (2003–2005).

On 13 May 2005 it was announced that Chidgey would be created a life peer, and on 17 June 2005 the peerage was created as Baron Chidgey, of Hamble-le-Rice in the County of Hampshire. In the House of Lords, he was Liberal Democrat spokesman in defence from 2005 to 2006. He was Given the Freedom of the Borough of Eastleigh in 2005. In 2007, Chidgey was named a member of the AWEPA Governing Council.

Lord Chidgey married in 1965, April Carolyn Idris-Jones. They had a son and two daughters. 

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Commander Edward Theodore Thring 1930-2022

 Commander Edward Thring, who died 6 February, 2022, aged 91, was descended from the FitzRoy Barons Southampton, and from the Merrie Monarch, Charles II. He was head of the Thring landed gentry family.

Edward Theodore Thring was born in 1930, son of Rear-Admiral George Arthur Thring, CB, DSO, DL [1903-2001], and his wife the former Betty Mary Blacker [1905-83]; and married in 1959, Elizabeth Corbin, by whom he had issue, a son, Christopher [b 1962], and two daughters, Georgina [b 1960], married to Francis Peter Edward Mander, scion of the Mander baronets, and Edwina [b 1967].

King Charles II > Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton > Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton > Lord Augustus FitzRoy > Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton > Lt-Gen Hon William FitzRoy > Capt William Simon Houghton FitzRoy > Lt-Col Edward Albert FitzRoy > Eva Mary Lucy St John FitzRoy > Betty Mary Blacker > Cdr Edward Theodore Thring [d 2022]

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Lieutenant Commander Sir Richard Buckley, KCVO, FRGS 1928-2022

 Lieutenant Commander Sir Richard Buckley, KCVO, FRGS, retired naval officer and courtier, died 31 January, 2022. He was 94.

Peter Richard Buckley was born in 1928. He entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1945 and served until retiring in 1961 with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. That year, he joined the household of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Kent, as their Private Secretary, serving until retirement in 1989.

Buckley was appointed a Member (Fourth Class) of the Royal Victorian Order in 1968, and promoted to Commander in 1973 and Knight Commander in 1982. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1999. A freemason, he served as Master of the Lodge of Assistance, United Grand Lodge of England, in 1967.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Colin Heywood Perry 1940-2022

 Colin Heywood Perry died 29 January, 2022, aged 81.

He was born in 1940, son of John Philip Perry [1910-1972], and his wife the former Barbara Heywood [1910-2003]; and married in 1966, Rebecca Mary Barclay [born 25 Oct, 1942],s cion of that landed family of Mathers and Urie, daughter of Major John Stephen Barclay [1908-68], head of that Scottish landed family, and his wife the former Patricia Slade [1912-2009], by whom he had a son, Alex, and a daughter, Georgina.

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Patrick Michael Walter Priestley [born 2022]

 Rebecca Anne Priestley, MVO [born 1982, née Deacon] wife of Adam Alexander Priestley [born 1980], gave birth to a son, Patrick Michael Walter [Paddy], 27 January, 2022, a brother for William Michael Alexander [Billy], born 4 July, 2019.

Mrs Priestley was awarded the MVO in 2017 for her work as secretary to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, GCVO. She is the daughter of Maj Michael John Deacon [1947-86], by his wife the Rev Selina Trousdell [b 1952], a great-great granddaughter of the 7th Earl of Bessborough, and thus a kinswoman of HRH The Duke of Cambridge, KG.

The Priestleys married in 2017. Adam is a son of Commander Michael J Priestley, RN, by his wife the former Linda Shade.

7th Earl of Bessborough > Lady Sara Kathleen Ponsonby > Faith Mary Wordsworth Skinner > Philip James Cornwallis Trousdell > Rev Selina Trousdell > Rebecca Anne Deacon > Paddy Priestley [b 2022]

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Michael Jon Tatum 1941-2022

Michael Jon Tatum, who died 15 January, 2022, aged 89, was a grandson maternally of the 1st Baron Cadman, born 15 Apr, 1941, son of the Rev John Joseph Tatum [1910-66], and his wife the former Hon [Marguerite] Betty Cadman [1913-1993], daughter of the 1st Baron Cadman [1877-1941]. He married 26 September, 1963, Marcia Spencer, daughter of Gordon Spencer, by whom he had issue, a son, Nicholas [b 15 Jan 1969], and a daughter, Hayley [born 14 Mar 1965].

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Michael Alan Pelham 1926-2022

 Michael Alan Pelham, who died 2 February, 2022, aged 95, was a scion of the Earls of Yarborough.

He was born in 1926, son of Harry Alan Pelham [1891-1971], and his wife the former Doris Millicent Taunton [1895-1985]; and married 25 October, 1958, Lady Lucy Helen Egerton [born 5 December, 1937], scion of the Earls of Ellesmere [she was raised to the rank of a duke's daughter in 2002 following the succession to the Dukedom of Sutherland of her brother, Francis], daughter of Cyril Reginald Egerton [1905-1992], and his 1st wife the former Mary Campbell [d 1949].

Michael Pelham is survived by Lady Lucy, and a son, Charles [born 27 July, 1959], and a daughter, Laura [born 15 May, 1962].

3rd Earl of Yarborough > Capt Hon Victor Ralph Pelham > Harry Alan Pelham > Michael Alan Pelham

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Forbes/Lloyd-Jones engagement

The engagement was announced 12 February, 2022, between James Frederick Nicholas Forbes [born 1987], scion of the Lords Forbes, son of the Hon Jonathan Andrew Forbes [born 20 Aug, 1947], of Aberdeenshire, and his wife the Hon Nichola Frances Hawke [born 15 Jan, 1949], scion of the Barons Hawke, & Lucy Mary Helen Lloyd-Jones [born 1989], daughter of John Ramsay [Jock] Lloyd-Jones [born 23 March, 1954], of Newmarket, Suffolk, and his wife the former Henrietta Cicely Pickthorn [born 10 Apr, 1959], scion of the Pickthorn baronets.

22nd Lord Forbes > Hon Jonathan Forbes > James Forbes 

The 10th Baron Hawke > Hon Nichola Hawke > James Forbes [b 1987]

Sir Kenneth Pickthorn, 1st Bt > Henry Gabriel Richard Pickthorn > Henrietta Pickthorn > Lucy Lloyd-Jones

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Cosby/Bishop engagement

 The engagement was announced 12 February, 2022, between Lieut. Maxwell Ashworth Ivan Cosby, RN [born Sept, 1988], scion of that Irish landed family, son of Capt Richard Ashworth de Sausmarez Cosby LVO, RN [b 29 November, 1946], of Wambrook, Somerset, and Mrs Catherine Cosby [nee Balfour] of Switzerland, & Miss Rosanna Emily Margaret Bishop [born 1 September, 1990], descended from the Sinclair of Ulbster baronets, daughter of Charles Richard Maurice Bishop [born 3 Aug, 1960], of Great Braxted, Essex, and his wife the former Rosalind Jane Nelmes [b 21 July, 1962], descended from the Pelly baronets.

Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, 1st Bt > John Stewart Sinclair > Margaret Sinclair > Jane Chilton > Charles Bishop > Rosanna Bishop

Sir John Pelly, 1st Bt > Edmund Nevill Richard Pelly > Capt John Noel Pelly > Rosemary Pelly > Rosalind Nelmes > Rosanna Bishop

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Gregory/Cowley engagement

 The engagement was announced 12 February, 2022, between Capt Rupert James Gregory [born 1987], descended from the Grey-Egerton baronets [the 9th Bt], son of Lieutenant-General Sir Andrew Gregory, KBE, CB [born 19 Nov, 1957], of Salisbury, Wiltshire, a former Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff, and Lady Gregory [nee Sally Ann Sheard], and Miss Katherine Cowley, the only daughter of Mr and Mrs Dean Cowley, of Marlborough, Wiltshire.

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Rupert Robert Gordon-Finlayson [born 2022]

Alice Maeve Gordon-Finlayson [née Hutcheson, born 1987], wife of Peter Robert Gordon-Finlayson [born 14 September, 1985], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Rupert Robert, 1 February, 2022, a brother for Edward David [who was born 31 Oct, 2019].

Alice is a daughter of David John Hutcheson, and his wife the former Stella Christine Smyth.

Peter is a son of [Robert] Ian Gordon-Finlayson [born 1946], and his wife the former Marion Eleanor Lowe [born 1950].

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Thomas William Farrington [born 2022]

 Sophie Joanna Farrington [nee Grant, born 1989], wife of [Henry] John Herbert Farrington [born 1984], scion of the Farrington baronets, gave birth to a son, Thomas William, 7 February, 2022, a brother for Eliza Florence, who was born 7 January, 2020.

John Farrington is the son and heir of Sir Henry Farrington, 8th Baronet [born 1951]. He married in 2017, Sophie Joanna Grant, daughter of Ian William Alastair Grant, by his wife the former Emma Folley.

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Sir Alastair Buchan-Hepburn, 7th Baronet 1931-2022

 Sir Alastair Buchan-Hepburn, 7th Baronet, died 1 February, 2022, aged 90.

John Alastair Trant Kidd Buchan-Hepburn was born 27 June, 1931, a descendant of the 1st baronet, son of John Trant Buchan-Hepburn [1890-1953], and his wife the former Edith Margaret Mitchell Robb [died 1980]; he succeeded to the baronetcy on the death in 1992 of his third cousin, Sir Ninian Buchan-Hepburn, 6th Bt [1922-92].

Sir Alastair was a Capt, King's Dragoon Guards, and ADC to the GOC Commanding Malaya, 1956-57.

He married 21 September, 1958, Georgina Elizabeth Turner, daughter of Oswald Morris Turner, MC, of Armathwaite, Cumberland, by whom he had issue, three daughters, Caroline [b 30 May 1958], Sarah [b 17 Apr 1960], and Louise [b 17 Nov 1966], and a son, [John] Christopher Alastair Buchan-Hepburn [born 9 March, 1963, who died 11 Oct, 2017, aged 54].

Sir Alastair is succeeded as 8th baronet by his grandson, John James Christopher Thomas Buchan-Hepburn [who was born 1 Dec, 1992].

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Friday, February 11, 2022

Gordon/Alfert engagement

 The engagement was announced 11 February, 2022, between Lord Charles David Gordon [born 8 June, 1990], third son of the late 7th Marquess of Aberdeen & Temair [1955-2020], and of Joanna, Marchioness of Aberdeen & Temair [nee Joanna Clodagh Houldsworth], and Alice Nancy Alfert, daughter of Mr & Mrs David Alfert.

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Gant/Carter engagement

 The engagement was announced 11 February, 2022, between Thomas Joshua R. Gant [born 1996], son of Timothy J. Gant and his wife the former Rebecca C. Chevous, and the Hon Eleanor Rebecca Carter [born 1998]. daughter of the Crossbench life peer the Baron Carter of Haslemere [born 21 Sept, 1958], and the Baroness Carter of Haslemere.

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Algernon Kit [Algy] Finley [born 2022]

  Rosie Finley [nee Everard], wife of Thomas Geoffrey [Tom] Finley [born 1989], gave birth to a son, Algernon Kit [Algy], 7 February, 2022.

Rosie is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Mark Everard, of Little Sampford, co Essex. Tom Finley is the son of Antony Richard Finley [born 1958], of Fulham, London, by his wife the former Amanda Virginia Watson [born 1956], scion of the Barons Manton.

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Christine Margaret Cadogan 1940-2022

 Christine Margaret Cadogan [nee Winstanley], died 2 February, 2022, aged 81.

She was born in 1940, daughter of Edward Winstanley, of Roehampton Lane, London and of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and married 23 February, 1973, Alexander John Cadogan [1937-2006], son of Colonel Edward Henry Cadogan, CBE [1908-93], and his wife the Lady [Mary] Veronica Lambart [1908-1989], daughter of the 11th Earl of Cavan [1878-1950]; by whom she leaves issue, a son, Charles Alexander E. Cadogan [born 1974], and a daughter, Anabel Christine [born 1977].

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Sir Christopher Slade 1927-2022

 Sir Christopher Slade, who died 7 February, 2022, aged 94, was a judge who served as a Lord Justice of Appeal, 1982-1991. 

Christopher John Slade was born 2 June, 1927, son of George Penkivil Slade [1899-1942], and his wife the former Mary Albina Alice Carnegie [1896-1988]; and married 30 December, 1958, Jane Gwenllian Armstrong Buckley [born 22 May, 1936], daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Denys Burton Buckley [1906-98], a Lord Justice of Appeal 1970-81, scion of the Barons Wrenbury, by his wife the former Gwendolen Jane Armstrong-Jones [1905-1985], an aunt of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO [1930-2917], &c, by whom he had issue, a son, Richard [b 12 July, 1963], and three daughters, Lucinda [b 15 Nov 1959], Victoria [b 15 Jan 1962], and Amelia [b 4 Oct, 1966].

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Sky Indica Asquith [born 2022]

 Lucy Emma Asquith [nee Carr-Ellison, born 1986], wife of Thomas Anthony Gerard [Tom] Asquith [born 1992], scion of the Earls of Oxford & Asquith, gave birth to a daughter, Sky Indica, 29 January, 2022.

Lucy Asquith, a scion of that landed family, is the eldest daughter of Major John McMorrough Carr-Ellison, of Hedgeley, Northumberland, by his wife the former Catherine Babington Smith [b 3 Mar, 1952], daughter of David Babington Smith [1907-89], by his wife the former Hon Mary Joan Fenella Hope-Morley [1915-2015], daughter of the 2nd Baron Hollenden [1885-1977].

Tom Asquith is the elder son of the Hon Sir Dominic Antony Gerard Asquith, KCMG [born 1957], of Mells, Somerset, by his wife the former Louise Elizabeth Cotton, & is a grandson of the 2nd Earl of Oxford & Asquith [1916-2011], and is a great-great grandson of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford & Asquith [1852-1928], Prime Minister, 1908-1916.

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Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Rev Richard Francis McLaren 1946-2022

The Rev Richard Francis McLaren, who died 28 January, 2022, aged 75, was a scion of the Barons Aberconway. He was born 9 November, 1946, the eldest son of Major Martin John McLaren [1914-1979], and his wife the former Nancy Ralston [1921-2020]; and married in 2008, as her second husband, Mrs Diana Catherine Lazenby [born 1953], daughter of Ronald Charles Howell, OBE [1923-1993], and his wife the former Florence Goodyear.

The funeral takes place at St Swithun’s Combe, Inkpen, Berkshire, 8 March, 2022.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2022

[Arthur] Bamber Gascoigne, CBE, FRSL 1935-2022

 [Arthur] Bamber Gascoigne, CBE, FRSL, who died 8 February, 2022, was an English television presenter and author. He was a scion of the Gascoigne landed gentry family. He was the original quizmaster on University Challenge, which initially ran from 1962 to 1987.

Gascoigne was born in London on 24 January 1935. He was the elder son of Lieutenant-Colonel Derek Ernest Frederick Orby Gascoigne [1905-72] (himself the son of Brigadier-General Sir Ernest Frederick Orby Gascoigne and Laura Cicely, daughter of General Edward Henry Clive, of that family of Styche Hall, Shropshire, from which also came the famous soldier and administrator of India Robert Clive by his marriage in 1934 to Mary ("Midi") Louisa Hermione O'Neill [born 19 Aug, 1905], a daughter of Captain the Hon. Arthur O'Neill and Lady Annabel Hungerford Crewe-Milnes.

His great-grandfathers included Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe, and Edward O'Neill, 2nd Baron O'Neill. He was a nephew of Sir Julian Gascoigne, who was in charge of the Household Division during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and of Terence O'Neill, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland 1963–1969. He was a direct descendant of the 18th-century Lord Mayor of London Sir Crisp Gascoyne and the Tory politicians Bamber Gascoyne (the elder) and Isaac Gascoyne. Isaac's son General Ernest Frederick Gascoyne, of Raby Hall, Liverpool (1796–1867),[2] was his great-great-great-grandfather.

Gascoigne was born in London and educated at Sunningdale School in Berkshire before winning scholarships to both Eton College and Magdalene College, Cambridge (1955), where he read English literature.While at Magdalene he wrote a musical, Share My Lettuce, which was produced in London in 1957 by Michael Codron, and performed by Maggie Smith and Kenneth Williams (with music by Keith Statham and Patrick Gowers). He then spent a year as a Commonwealth Fund scholar at Yale University (1958–59). After National Service in the Grenadier Guards, he became a theatre critic. He met his wife, Christina, at Cambridge, and they married in 1965.

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Timothy Hayward Hobson 1939-2022

 Timothy Hobson, died 18 January, 2022.

Timothy Hayward Hobson was born in 1939, son of John Walter Hobson [1909-1994], of Ringshall, Hertfordshire, and his wife the former Barbara Jane Hayward Davenport [1914-97]; and married 22 June, 1968, Dilys Richenda Neave [born 6 July, 1947], daughter of Sir Arundell Thomas Clifton Neave, 6th Baronet [1916-1992], and his wife the former Richenda Alice Ione Paul [1922-94], daughter of Capt. Sir Robert Joshua Paul, 5th Baronet [1883-1955], by whom he had issue, three sons, Jake [b 1971], Barnaby [b 1974], Samuel [b 1979], and a daughter, Richenda [b 1969].

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Joanna Mary Gordon Clark 1942-2022

 Joanna Mary Gordon Clark, who died 3 February, 2022, aged 79, was a scion of that landed gentry family, born in 1942, daughter of Nathaniel John [Neil] Gordon Clark 1898-1985], and his wife the former Eveline Mary Symons [1906-1995]. Unm.

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Elfrida Cicely Cordeaux 1929-2022

 Elfrida Cicely Cordeaux [nee Barran], who died 26 January, 2022, was a scion of the Barran baronets.

She was born 5 April, 1929, fourth daughter of Henry Vernon Flower Barran [1894-1943], and his wife Cicely Caulfeild [1899-1985], scion of the Viscounts Charlemont; and married 2 March, 1957, Martin Bennett Cordeaux [1927-2006], son of Capt Edward Cawdron Cordeaux [1894-1963], and his wife the former Marjorie Holmes Bennett [1894-1975], by whom she had issue.

Sir John Barran, 1st Baronet > Henry Barran > Henry Vernon Flower Barran > Elfrida Barran

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Monday, February 07, 2022

David Boswell of Auchinleck, 16th of that name 1927-2022

 David Boswell, 16th of Auchinleck, died 1 February, 2022.

He was born in 1927, son of Capt Philip Rutherford Boswell [15th] of Auchinleck, MC [1889-1969], and his wife the former [Elsie] Kathleen Hunter [1900-1968]; married 1950, Joan Mary Galpin White [born 1927]; daughter of Douglas Cecil White [1895-1971], of Combe Down, Bath, and his wife the former Charlotte Galpin Lilley [1892-1968], by whom he had two sons and two daughters. The elder son, Robert David, who was born in 1951, succeeds as head of the family, 17th of Auchinleck.

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Sunday, February 06, 2022

Frederick Walter Francis North [born 2022]

 Martha Elizabeth North [nee Braddell, born 1989], wife of Jocelyn Montagu Dudley [Jos] North [born 23 March, 1989], scion of the North baronets, gave birth to a son, Frederick Walter Francis, 25 January, 2022, a broither for Grace Elizabeth [who was born 29 July, 2020].

Martha is a daughter of Harry Michael Gordon Braddell [born 1950], and his wife the former Clare Haggas.

Jos North is the son and heir of Sir Jeremy William Francis North, 3rd Baronet [born 5 May, 1960], and his wife the former Lucy van der Meulen.

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Saturday, February 05, 2022

William Janson [Jan] Collins, MBE 1929-2022

 William Janson [Jan] Collins, MBE, died 29 January, 2022. He was 92.

He was born in 1929, son of Sir William Collins, CBE [1900-1976], the publisher, and his wife the former Priscilla Marian Lloyd [1901-1990], scion of that landed gentry family; and married 2 August, 1951, the Lady Sara Elena [Sally] Hely-Hutchinson [1930-2013], daughter of the 7th Earl of Donoughmore [1902-1981], and his wife the former Dorothy Jean Hotham [1906-1995], scion of the Barons Hotham, by whom he had a son, William [born 1952], and three daughters, Jane [born 1954], Tiffany [born 1964], and Bryony [born 1974].

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Anthony John Houssemayne Du Boulay 1929-2022

 Anthony John Houssemayne Du Boulay, scion of that landed gentry family, died 1 February, 2022. He was 92.

He was born 16 July, 1929, third son of Capt Charles John Houssemayne du Boulay [1894-1967], and his wife the former Mary Alice Veronica Morgan; and married 1965, Judith Elizabeth Makgill Crichton Maitland [1933-2021], scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, daughter of Colonel Henry David Makgill Crichton Maitland [1904-70], and his wife the former Barbara Ellen Armytage [1906-1994], scion of the Armytage baronets. He was widowed 21 Dec, 2021. No issue of the marriage.

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Reid/Smith engagement

 The engagement was announced 5 February, 2022, between Nicholas Andrew Reid [born 1981], son of [Gavin] Ian Reid, of Dorchester on Thames, Co Oxford, and his wife the former Hon Angela Margaret Amherst Cecil [born 16 May, 1955], and Hannah E. Smith, daughter of Mr & Mrs David Smith, of Bournemouth, Dorset.

Nicholas Reid is a grandson maternally of the 3rd Baron Amherset of Hackney [1912-80].

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Sophia Catherine Helena McCorkell [born 2022]

 Emily Flora Isobel McCorkell [née Ayles, born 1990], wife of Harry James Michael McCorkell [born 1988], scion of that Irish landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Sophia Catherine Helena McCorkell, 30 January, 2022.

Emily is a daughter of Dr Anthony Charles Murray Ayles, and his wife the former Catherine Rose Law [born 1962], scion of the Barons Ellenborough.

Harry is the son of John Barry Ernest McCorkell [born 1952], and his wife the former Sara Caroline Paget Galbraith [born 1950], a granddaughter of the 1st Baron Strathclyde .

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Friday, February 04, 2022

Macdonald-Buchanan/Soames engagement

 The engagement was announced 4 February, 2022, 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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Robert Graham Langton [Robin] Brackenbury 1929-2022

  Robert Graham Langton [Robin] Brackenbury died at Holme Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottinghamshire. He was 92, and head of the landed gentry family of that name.

He was born 2 March, 1929, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Henry Langton Brackenbury, OBE [1903-1979], and his wife the former Eleanor Trewlove Springman [1907-1971]; and married 10 May, 1963, Elizabeth Katharine Mary Matheson [1936-2018], daughter of Ian Keith Matheson [1909-1940], and his wife the former Jean Cecely Grant [1909-1998], scion of the Grants of Rothiemurchus, daughter of John Peter Grant of Rothiemurchus, 13th of that name [1860-1927], and his wife Lady Mary Augusta Pierrepont [1865-1917], daughter of the 3rd Earl Manvers [1825-1900].

Robin Brackenbury leaves two sons and a daughter.

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Campbell/Frye marriage

 The marriage took place 26 January, 2022, in the Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas, between the Hon Nicholas Robin Campbell [born 12 December, 1986], second son of the 4th Baron Colgrain [born 16 September, 1951], of Weald, Sevenoaks, Kent, and his wife the former Annabel Rose Warrender [born 17 January, 1956], scion of the Barons Bruntisfield, & Kelly Frye [born 6 Dec, 1984], the actress and producer, only daughter of Mrs Dena Frye, and the late Mr Michael Frye, of Houston, Texas, United States.

Kelly Frye is known for Criminal Minds [2005], and Secrets of Sulphor Springs [2021]

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 8th Earl of Shaftesbury > Lady Ethel Ashley-Cooper > Victor Warrender, 1st Baron Bruntisfield > Hon Robin Warrender > Annabel Warrender > Hon Nicholas Campbell

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Thursday, February 03, 2022

Isla Frances Ward & Olivia Sarah Ward [born 2022]

 Clare Elizabeth Ward [nee Radcliffe, born 1986], wife of Charles Bernard Maxwell Ward [born 1986], scion of the Viscounts Bangor, gave birth to twin daughters, Isla Frances and Olivia Sarah, 16 January, 2022.

Charles is a son of Maxwell Colin Bernard Ward [born 1949] of Humble, East Lothian, by his wife the former Lady Sarah Marsham [born 1954], scion of the Earls of Romney.

Clare is a daughter of Julian G.Y. Radcliffe [born 1948], of Lower Stanway, Shropshire, by his wife the former Frances H. Thompson.

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Jeremy Herbert Gibbs 1935-2022

 Jeremy Herbert Gibbs, who died in Portugal, 30 January, 2022, aged 86, was a scion of the Barons Hunsdon.

He was boen 26 May, 1935, son of the Rt Hon Sir Humphrey Vicary Gibbs, GCVO, KCMG, OBE [1902-90], sometime Governor of Southern Rhodesia, and his wife the former Molly Peel Nelson, DBE [1912-1997]; and married 8 April, 1958, Alison Douglas Martin [born 6 May, 1936], daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas McCrone Martin, of Dunchatton, Troon, Ayshire, and his wife the former Annie Dunlop Galbraith [1900-1988], sister of the 1st Baron Strathclyde [1891-1985], &c.

Jeremy Gibbs is survived by his wife and four daughters, [Elizabeth] Belinda [b 1959], [Barbara Anne] Camilla [b 1961], Lucinda Jane [b 1965], and Arabella Sophie [b 1967].

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Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Jack Dromey 1948-2022

 Jack Dromey, who died 7 January, 2022, aged 73, was a Labour Party politician and trade unionist who was Deputy General Secretary of Unite from 2003 to 2010 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Erdington from 2010 to his sudden death from heart failure. He married 1982, the Rt Hon Harriet Ruth Harman, QC, MP [born 30 July 1950], Labour MP for Camberwell and Peckham since 1982, descended from the Chamberlain landed gentry family, daughter of Dr John Bishop Harman [1907-1994], and his wife the former Anna Charlotte Malcolm Spicer, by whom he had issue, two sons and a daughter.

Harrier Harman, 'Mother of the House of Commons' the longest sitting female MP is niece of Elizabeth Harman [the writer Elizabeth Longford] [died 2002], the Countess of Longford, wife of the 7th Earl of Longford, KG, PC [1905-2001]. Ms Harman is descended from the Chamberlains, a great-great-niece of Joseph Chamberlain [1836-1914], and thus a kinswoman of the Rt Hon Sir Austen Chamberlain, KG [1863-1937], and the Rt Hon Neville Chamberlain [1869-1940], Prime Minister 1937-1940.

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Giles Lorenzo Octavian Faggionato [born 2022]

 The Hon Leonora Cicely Faggionato [nee Gummer, born 1982], wife of Thomas Faggionato, gave birth to a son, Giles Lorenzo Ocatvian, 4 January, 2022.

Thomas is a son of Mrs Anne Faggionato, of Monaco, and Leonora is the elder daughter of the life peer Baron Deben (born 1939), of Winston, Suffolk, by his wife the former Penelope Jane Gardner (born 1943).

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Hon Jock Bowes Lyon weds Posy Brinkley

 The marriage took place 2 February, 2022, at St Mary's Church, The Boltons, Kensington, between the Hon John Fergus [Jock] Bowes Lyon [born 1988], heir presumptive to the Earldom of Strathmore & Kinghorne, second son of the late 18th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, DL [1957-2016], and his first wife the former Isobel Charlotte Weatherall, and socialite Posy Brinkley, daughter of John R. Brinkley [born 1951], and his wife the former Jennifer Prest [born 1957].

The best man was Count Tassilo von Bismarck. Georgia May Jagger, daughter of Sir Mick Jagger, of the Rolling Stones, was Maid of Honour.

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Charles Alan Fremantle 1935-2022

 Charles Alan Fremantle, who died 21 January, 2022, aged 86, was a scion of the Barons Cottesloe.

He was born 20 February, 1935, a son of Commander Edmund Seymour Denis Fremantle, DSC [1904-80], and his first wife the former Dorothy Clare Haldane Sinclair [died 1980]; and married 30 July, 1960, Caroline Mary Morant, daughter of Commander Sydney Andrew Boyd Morant, OBE, DFC, by whom he had issue, two sons, Timothy and James, and a daughter, Naomi.

The 1st Baron Cottesloe [1798-1890] > Admiral Hon Sir Edmund Fremantle [1836-1929] >Admiral Sir Sydney Fremantle [1867-1958] > Cdr Edmund Fremantle [1904-80] > Charles Fremantle [b 1935 d 2022]

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Carr-Ellison/Andrew engagement

 The engagement was announced 2 February, 2022, between Harry John Carr-Ellison [born 1991], scion of that landed gentry family, of Hedgeley Hall, youngest son of Major John McMorrough Carr-Ellison [born 1952], of Hedgeley, Northumberland, and his wife the former Catherine Babington Smith [born 3 March, 1952], descended from the Barons Hollenden, & Daisy V. Andrew, daughter of Colonel and Mrs Robert Andrew, of Noltomia, Laikipia County, Kenya.

2nd Baron Hollenden [1885-1977] > Hon Mary Hope-Morley [1915-2015] > Catherine Babington Smith [b 1952] > Harry Carr-Ellison [born 1991]

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Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Simpson/Lowes engagement

 The engagement was announced 1 February, 2022, between Alexander John Drysdale Simpson [born 1992], eldest son of Graham G.D. Simpson, of Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, and Mrs Jenny Simpson [nee Ropner, born 20 March, 1963], of Odiham, Hampshire, and Alicia Jane R. Lowes [b 1991], daughter of Thomas N. Lowes, of Llanvapley, Monmouthshire, and his wife the former Fiona Dyer.

Alexander Simpson is a grandson maternally of the late Sir John Bruce Woollacott Ropner, 2nd Baronet [1937-2016].

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Josephine Daphne Rose Nunn [born 2022]

Charlotte Catherine Mary Nunn [nee Ayles, born 1988], wife of Jack A.J. Nunn, gave birth to a daughter, Josephine Daphne Rose, 18 January, 2022, a sister for Joshua Richard Hugo, who was born 17 September, 2019.

Jack is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Jeremy Nunn, of Kimpton, Hampshire, and Charlotte is a daughter of Dr Anthony Charles Murray Ayles, of Edinburgh, by his wife the former Catherine Rose Law [born 1962], scion of the Barons Ellenborough, a great-granddaughter of the 7th Baron.

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Diana Schilizzi [nee Allfrey] [1931-2022]

 Diana Schilizzi [nee Allfrey] who died 24 January, 2022, aged 90, was a scion of the Allfrey landed gentry family, formerly of Wokefield Park; born 26 April, 1931, daughter of Eustace William Hayter Allfrey, of Chacombe Priory, Banbury, co Oxford, and his wife the former Mina Darling Wyllie; and married 3 Oct, 1959, Stephen Noel John Schilizzi [born 1937], scion of that landed gentry family, only son of Maj John Stephen Schilizzi [1896-1985], of Chacombe, Banbury, and his wife the former Lady Gabrielle Sophia Annette Waldegrave [1908-98], daughter of the 11th Earl Waldegrave [1854-1936].

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