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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The 3rd Baron Hazlerigg 1951-2022

 Lord Hazlerigg, the 3rd Baron, died 29 March, 2022. He was 70.

Arthur Grey Hazlerigg was born 5 May, 1951, son of the 2nd Baron Hazlerigg [1910-2002], and his wife the former Patricia Ethel Pullar [1915-72], and succeeded to the peerage on his father's death, 30 September, 2002. The title was created in 1945 for his grandfather, Sir Arthur Hazlerigg, 13th Baronet [cr 1622].

The family are descended from Sir Arthur Hesilrige/Haselrig, one of the Five Members, who sat in the Long and Short Parliaments for Leicestershire, commanded a Parliamentary regiment of cuirassiers, and in 1647 became Governor of Newcastle. In 1660 he half acquiesced in the Restoration of King Charles II, but died a prisoner in the Tower of London, 7 January, 1661. The 11th Baronet, in 1818, adopted the present spelling of the family surname.

He married firstly, 1986 [div 1998], Laura Dugdale [born 20 Sept, 1953], scion of the Dugdale baronets, daughter of Sir William Stratford Dugdale, 2nd Baronet [1922-2014], and his wife Lady Belinda Pleydell-Bouverie [1925-61], scion of the Earls of Radnor; married 2ndly, 1 September, 1999, Mrs Shan Chichester, former wife of Dermot Michael Claud Chichester [born 22 Nov, 1953], scion of the Marquesses of Donegall, and daughter of Alastair Ros McIndoe [1926-85] and his wife the former Eileen Campbell [d 2016].

Lord Hazlerigg is succeeded by the son of his first marriage, the Hon Arthur William Grey Hazlerigg [who was born 13 May, 1987].

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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Dorothy Vernon Boyle [nee Egerton-Warburton] 1929-2022

 Dorothy Vernon Boyle, who has died 92, was a scion of the Egerton-Warburton family, descended from the Egerton baronets.

Dorothy Vernon Egerton-Warburton was born 3 November, 1929, the elder daughter of George Grey Egerton-Warburton [1899-1975], and his wife the former Ethel Vernon Drake-Brockman [who died 1995]; and married 9 September, 1954, Major John Gordon Boyle, 7th Gurkha Rifles, by whom she had two daughters, Angela [born 5 Nov, 1955], and Erica [born 4 Mar 1960].

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Capt Sir David John Christopher Stewart, 7th Baronet 1935-2022

 Capt Sir David Stewart, 7th Baronet, died 20 March, 2022. He was 86.

He was born 19 June, 1935, son of Sir Hugh Charles Godfray Stewart, 6th Baronet (1897-1994) and his 1st wife the former Rosemary Elinor Dorothy Peacocke (1902-86); and married 7 Nov, 1959, Bridget Anne Wood Sim, daughter of Patrick Wood Sim, by whom he had three daughters.

He succeeded to the baronetcy, 31 July, 1994, on the death of his father. The baronetcy was created  in 1803 for his ancestor John Stewart, MP for County Tyrone 1802-06.

He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his half-brother, Hugh Nicholas Stewart, who was born 20 Apr, 1955.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Miles Rory Renshaw [born 2022]

 . Emma Jane Renshaw (nee Wentworth-Stanley, born 1981), wife of Rory Andrew Renshaw (born 1980), gave birth to a son, Miles Rory, 24 March, 2022, a brother for George Andrew, b 29 June, 2016, and Nicholas Michael [Nico], who was b 24 August, 2018.

Rory Renshaw, a scion of the Renshaw baronets, is a son of Wing-Commander Andrew Renshaw, by his wife the former Cherry Rose Russell, descended from the Chichester baronets.

Emma Renshaw, scion of the Wentworth-Stanley landed gentry family, is a daughter of David Wentworth-Stanley by his wife the former Jane Hall.

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Hon Barbara Helen Ormrod [nee FitzRoy] 1928-2022

 The Hon Barbara Ormrod [nee FitzRoy], who died 24 March, 2022, aged 93, was a scion of the Viscounts Daventry, and a direct descendant of the Merrie Monarch King Charles II.

She was born 10 December, 1928, fourth daughter of the 2nd Viscount Daventry [1893-1986], and his wife the former Grace Zoë Guinness [1893-1978], scion of the eponymous brewing dynasty.

She married 18 April, 1952, Colonel Peter Charles Ormrod, MC [1922-2007], son of Maj James Ormrod [1883-1945] and his wife the former Winifred Selina Bulkeley [1886-1973], scion of the Bulkeley landed gentry family, by whom she had two daughters, Emma and Alice. 

She was widowed 2 September, 2007.

King Charles II > 1st Duke of Grafton > 2nd Duke of Grafton > Lord Augustus FitzRoy > Charles, 1st Baron Southampton > George, 2nd Baron Southampton > Charles, 3rd Baron Southampton > Edward Algernon FitzRoy, MP > Robert FitzRoy, 2nd Viscount Daventry > Barbara FitzRoy [1928-2022]

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The 4th Baron Gainford 1926-2022

 The 4th Baron Gainford died 12 March, 2022. He was 95.

George Pease was born 20 April, 1926, a younger son of the 2nd Baron Gainford (1889-1971) and his wife the former Veronica Margaret Noble (1900-95), scion of the Noble baronets.

He succeeded to the title, 4 April, 2013, on the death of his elder brother. 

He married 18 January, 1958, Flora Daphne Dyce-Sharp (1924-2010), daughter of Neville Alexander Dyce-Sharp (1884-1942)and his wife the former Flora Macdonald (1897-1983), scion of that landed family and kinswoman of her namesake who aided in the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie after the rebellion of 1745.

He leaves a son and two daughters. The peerage (UK, cr 1917) is now inherited by his only son, the Hon Christopher Adrian Pease, who was born 1 Feb, 1960.

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The 7th Earl of Effingham 1939-2022

 Commander the 7th Earl of Effingham died 26 February, 2022, aged 82.

David Mowbray Algernon Howard was born 29 April, 1939, son of the Hon John Algernon Frederick Howard (1907-70) and his wife the former Suzanne Patricia Macassey (1918-89), and was descended in the direct male line from the 2nd Duke of Norfolk.

He succeeded his uncle, 22 Feb 1996, as 7th Earl of Effingham (cr 1837) and as 17th Baron Howard of Effingham (cr 1553/54).

He was twice married, firstly, 10 Oct, 1964 (div 1975) to Anne Mary Sayer (1938-2016), daughter of Harrison Sayer (1912-1980), and the former Hilda Mary Reynolds (1913-89), by whom he had issue, one son and heir; married 2ndly, 27 Dec, 1992, Elizabeth Jane Eccleston.

The Earldom and barony now pass to his only son, Edward Mowbray Nicholas Howard, who was born 11 May, 1971.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Freya Mary Heather Ann Colquhoun [born 2022]

 ._Rachel Colquhoun [nee Norris], wife of Fergus Alexander Mears Colquhoun (born 1991), scion of the Colquhoun baronets, of Luss, gave birth to a daughter, Freya Mary Heather Ann, 23 March, 2022, a sister for Torquhil James Alexander, born 23 May, 2020.

Rachel is a daughter of of Professor James & the Rev. Julie Norris, of Barrington, Cambridgeshire, and Fergus is a son of Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss, 9th Baronet (b 20 Dec, 1947), by his 2nd wife, the former Katharine Mears.

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Baroness Howe of Idlicote, CBE 1932-2022

 The Baroness Howe of Idlicote, CBE, life peer, Chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Commission 1997-99 [Chairman Broadcasting Standards Council 1993-97], died 22 March, 2022. She was 90.

She was born Elspeth Rosamund Morton Shand, 8 February, 1932, daughter of Philip Morton Shand [1888-1960], and his fourth wife the former Sybil Mary Sissons [1895-1970], and was a [half] aunt of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, KG, GCVO.

Elspeth Shand married 1953, [Richard Edward] Geoffrey Howe, QC, PC [1926-2015], later the Baron Howe of Aberavon, the Conservative Government minister, sometime Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary, &c., by whom she had issue, one son and two daughters.

All her life she was a committee woman, most notably chairing the Broadcasting Standards Commission from 1997 until 1999 and the Broadcasting Standards Council for four years before that. Her career was garlanded with honours, and in 2001 she was appointed to the House of Lords as Baroness Howe of Idlicote, of Shipston-on-Stour in the County of Warwickshire, in the first list of “people’s peers”. She and her husband – who had become Lord Howe of Aberavon in 1992 – were among the few couples to sit in the Lords each in their own right.

Lady Howe served as deputy chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission from 1975 to 1979, and in various other capacities from 1980. She was later made chair of the Broadcasting Standards Commission. In the 1999 New Year Honours she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Lady Howe was a Justice of the Peace in Inner London from 1964 until her retirement from the Bench in 2002. She sat in the Youth Court at Camberwell where she was a bench chairman.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Hilary Florence Burn-Callander 1927-2022

 Hilary Florence Burn-Callander [nee Brunt], died 19 March, 2022. She was 94.

She was born in 1927, daughter of Bernard Francis Brunt [1888-1949], of Hampstead, London, and his wife the former Florence Alexandra Butcher [1902-79]; and married in 1959, as his second wife, Roderick William Burn-Callander [1920-2001], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Alfred Burn-Callander [1880-1966], and his wife the former Edith Eleanor Burn [1900-73].

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Dorinda Margery, Baroness Dunleath 1930-2022

 Dorinda, Baroness Dunleath, who died 19 March, 2022, aged 92, was the widow of the 4th Baron Dunleath [1933-93].

She was born in 1930 as Dorinda Margery Percival, daughter of Lieutenant-General Arthur Ernest Percival, CB, CMG, DSO, MC [1888-1966], of Ware, Hertfordshire, and his wife the former Margaret Elizabeth MacGregor Greer [1897-1953], scion of that Irish landed family; and married 5 December, 1959, Charles Edward Henry John Mulholland, 4th Baron Dunleath [born 23 June, 1933], son and heir of the 3rd Baron Dunleath [1886-1956], and his wife the former Henrietta Grace D'Arcy [1892-1969]. Her husband had succeeded his father, 20 July 1956, as 4th Baron Dunleath [Peerage of the UK, cr 1892], and he died without issue, 9 January, 1993.

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Conlon/Hervey-Bathurst engagement

 The engagement has been announced between Sean Conlon (born circa 1970), the Irish American businessman, entrepreneur & TV personality, son of the late John Conlon & Margo Conlon, of Rathangan, County Mayo, & Imogen Elizabeth Somers Hervey-Bathurst (born 30 July, 1986), scion of the baronets of that name, eldest daughter of James Felton Hervey-Bathurst, CBE (born 8 December, 1949), Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, of Eastnor Castle, and his 1st wife the Hon Sarah Rachel Peake (born 27 November, 1958), daughter of the 2nd Viscount Ingleby (1926-2008).

James Hervey-Bathurst’s second wife is the former Lucy Manners, sometime Lady-in-Waiting to Sarah, Duchess of York, and scion of the Dukes of Rutland.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Dr Liz Shore, CB (Baroness Shore of Stepney) 1927-2022

 Dr Liz Shore, CB (Baroness Shore of Stepney), died 20 February, 2022.

She was the widow of Peter Shore, the Labour Cabinet minister, later life peer.

She was born Elizabeth Catherine Wrong, 19 Aug, 1927, daughter of the Canadian-born historian (Edward) Murray Wrong (1889-1928), and his wife Rosalind Grace Smith (1892-1984); and married 1948, Peter David Shore, Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Stepney 1964-74, and Stepney & Poplar 1974-83, who was created a life peer as Baron Shore of Stepney, on leaving the House of Commons. She was widowed, 24 September, 2001. She leaves four children.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Countess of Buchan (died 2022)

 The Countess of Buchan, who died 10 March, 2022, was wife of the 17th Earl of Buchan.

The former Hilary Diana Power, was born in 1930, the only daughter of Sir Ivan Power, 2nd Baronet (1904-54), and his wife the former Nancy Hilary Griffiths (1906-94); and married 21 February, 1957, the 17th Earl of Buchan, possessor of one of Scotland’s senior earldoms (created in 1469), son of the 16th Earl (1899-1984) and his wife the former Christina Baxendale Woolner (1906-94), by whom she has two sons and two daughters.

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The 9th Viscount Falmouth 1919-2022

 The 9th Viscount Falmouth, who died 7 March, 2022, aged 102, was the oldest living peer at his decease, and a former Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.

Viscount Falmouth was a substantial landowner in Cornwall. The family estate at Tregothnan House, is situated near Truro, and has been in the Boscawen family for centuries.

George Hugh Boscawen was born 31 October, 1919, son of the 8th Viscount Falmouth (1887-1962), and his wife the former Mary Margaret Desiree Meynell (1894-1985), scion of that landed family, descended from the Viscounts (now Earls) of Halifax. 

George Boscawen, a Captain in the Coldstream Guards, 1939-45, succeeded to the viscountcy (created Peerage of Gt Britain, 1720) on his father’s death, 18 February, 1962.

The title Viscount Falmouth was created for his ancestor who served as Groom of the Bedchamber to Prince George of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne. The 1st Viscount was also Warden of the Stannaries and Comptroller of the Household to King George I, 1714-20.

The 9th Viscount was Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, 1977-94.

Lord Falmouth married 9 May, 1953, (Beryl) Elizabeth Price Browne (1925-2007), daughter of Arthur Harold Browne (1896-1977), by whom he had issue, four sons. The eldest son, the Hon Evelyn Arthur Hugh Boscawen (born 13 May 1955) succeeds as 10th Viscount.

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Sir Richard William Hyde Parker, 12th Baronet 1937-2022

 Sir Richard Hyde Parker, 12th Baronet [cr 1681], DL, of Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, died 14 March, 2022. He was 84.

Sir Richard was High Sheriff and DL, Suffolk, 1995.

Richard William Hyde Parker was born 5 April, 1937, son of Sir William Stephen Hyde Parker, 11th Baronet [1892-1951], and his wife the former Ulla Ditlef Nielson [1908-1998], and succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 29 July, 1951.

He married 10 November, 1972, Elizabeth Jean Leslie [born 21 Apr, 1952], daughter of Sir Henry John Lindores Leslie, 9th Baronet [1920-67], and his wife the former Colette Kathleen Cregan [1917-2013], by whom he had one son, William [born 10 June, 1983], and three daughters, Beata [born 1973], Margaret [twin with sister Beata] [born 1973], and Lucy [born 1975].

He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his only son.

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Lord Henley’s son and heir engaged

 The engagement has been announced between the Hon John Michael Oliver Eden (born 30 June, 1988), eldest son and heir of the 8th Baron Henley (born 22 Nov, 1953), and his wife the former Caroline Patricia Sharp (born 1958), and Helen Shepheard-Walwyn (born 1990), daughter of Simon Shepheard-Walwyn (born 1958), and his wife the former Christine Walker.

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Sir Jeremy Child, 3rd Baronet 1944-2022

 Sir (Coles John) Jeremy Child, 3rd Baronet, the actor, died 7 March, 2022. He was 77.

He was born 20 September, 1944, the only son of Sir Coles John Child, 2nd Baronet (1906-71), and his wife the former Sheila Mathewson (died 1964), and was educated at Eton.

He succeeded to the baronetcy on his father’s death, in 1971, but did not use the title.  Jeremy Child was thrice wed; firstly in 1971 (div 1976) to the actress Deborah Grant; then in 1978 (div 1986) to the dancer Jan Todd; and thirdly in 1987 to Elizabeth Morgan (who predeceased him in 2019).

The baronetcy now passes to his son from his second marriage, Coles John Alexander Child, who was born 10 May, 1982

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Saturday, March 12, 2022

Charles Rupert De Bunsen 1970-2022

 Charles Rupert De Bunsen, who died 11 March, 2022, aged 52, was a grandson maternally of the 6th Baron Carrington, KG.

He was born in 1970, son of Peter Noel De Bunsen [born 1935], descended from the Buxton baronets, and his wife the former Hon Alexandra Carington [born 11 Apr, 1943], daughter of the 6th Baron Carrington, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, PC, DL [1919-2018].

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Darcey Violet Ewing Brooksbank (born 2022)

. Amy Louise E. Brooksbank [nee Rodgers, born 1988], wife of Thomas George [Tom] Brooksbank (born 1988), scion of the Brooksbank baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Darcey Violet Ewing, 22 February, 2022, a sister for Wilfred Stamp Ewing Brooksbank, born, 7 July, 2020.

 Thomas Brooksbank is the younger brother of Mr Jack Brooksbank, husband of HRH Princess Eugenie of York, and was best man at the Royal wedding in October, 2018. He is the son of George Edward Hugh Brooksbank (born 8 February, 1949), of Battersea, London, by his wife the former Nicola Newton [born 1953], a descendant paternally of the Meyrick baronets, and maternally of the Houssemayne du Boulay landed gentry family.

Amy Brooksbank is a daughter of Timothy A.E. Rodgers, of Taunton, Somerset, by his wife the former Susan Shave.

The Brooksbanks are of Yorkshire landed gentry stock who received a baronetcy in 1919. Tom and his brother Jack are descended from a younger son of the 1st baronet, Sir Edward Brooksbank, who was chairman of Barkston Ash Conservative Association for over 40 years.

Sir Nicholas Brooksbank, the 3rd Baronet, of Ryton Grange, near Malton, is married to the Hon Emma Wood, whose grandfather, the 1st Earl of Halifax, KG, was foreign secretary and a Viceroy of India.

Sir Nicholas's son, Charles Brooksbank, gave one of the readings at the wedding of cousin Jack and Princess Eugenie.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Ann, Lady Ricketts 1947-2022

 Ann, Lady Ricketts, who died 8 March, 2022, aged 74, was the widow of Sir Tristram Ricketts, 8th Baronet [1946-2007].

She was born in 1947, as Ann Lewis, daughter of Eric William Charles Lewis, CB [1914-81], and his wife the former Jessie Davies [1915-2018]; and married 2 August, 1969, Robert Tristram Ricketts [born 17 Apr, 1946], son of Sir Robert Cornwallis Gerald St Leger Ricketts, 7th Baronet [1917-2005], and his wife the former Anne Theresa Cripps [1919-98], scion of the Barons Parmoor. Her husband succeeded his father, 6 Oct, 2005, as the 8th baronet [cr 1828], and died circa 10 November, 2007.

She leaves a son, Sir Stephen Ricketts, 9th Bt [born 1974], and a daughter, Clare [born 21 Jan, 1977].

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Mark Richard Sykes 1937-2022

 Mark Richard Sykes, who has died aged 84, was a scion of the Sykes baronets of Sledmere, and descended from the Dukes of Bedford.

He was born 9 June, 1937, son of the writer Christopher Sykes (1907-86) and his wife the former Camilla Georgiana Russell (1912-83), scion of the Dukes of Bedford; and was educated at Downside and at Christ Church, Oxford.

He married 1stly 21 February, 1962 (div 1965), Helen Homweood, daughter of Dr Arthur Norman Homewood; married 2ndly 1968, Valerie Goad; and 3rdly, Alexandra Sotomayor.

Mark Sykes leaves six children, three sons, Thomas, Frederick and Joshua, and three daughters, Lucy, Victoria, and Alice.

Mark Sykes was a grandson of Sir Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Susanna Maria Johnston 1935-2022

 Susanna Maria Johnston [nee Chancellor], who died 3 March, 2022, aged 86, was a scion of the Chancellor landed gentry family.

She was born 28 Oct, 1935, daughter of Sir Christopher John Chancellor, CMG [1904-89], head of that family, and his wife the former Sylvia Mary Paget [1901-96], scion of the Paget baronets, and married 1958, Nicholas John Johnston [born 1929], scion of an Irish landed family, son of Capt Archibald Edward Johnston, CBE, RN [1885-1967], and his wife the former Isabel Pamela Shand [1895-1987], by whom she had four daughters, Clara [b 1960], married to a Weatherall whose sister married the late Earl of Strathmore; Lily [b 1962]; Rose [b 1963], and Silvy [b 1968], married to a Weatherall [brother of her sister's husband].

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Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Sir Charles Antony St John Gray 1942-2022

 Sir Charles Gray, who died 3 March, 2022, aged 79, was a former Judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division.

Charles Antony St John Gray was born 6 July, 1942, son of Charles Herbert Gray and his wife Catherine Margaret Gray; he married 1stly, 1968 [divorced 1990] Rosalind Macleod Whinney, by whom he had one son and one daughter; married 2ndly, 1995, Susan, Lady Astor [nee Eveleigh, died 1997], former wife of Major the Hon Sir John Jacob Astor [1918-2000], scion of the Viscounts Astor, and daughter of Major Michael Eveleigh, of Lyddington, co Leicester. He married 3rdly, 2001, Cynthia Elizabeth Selby.

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Birt/Foley engagement

The engagement was announced 8 March, 2022, between Dr Robin Birt, son of Sir Michael Cameron St John Birt, QC [born 25 August, 1948], 88th Bailiff of Jersey, by his wife the former Joan Frances Miller, and Aoibhinn Foley, daughter of Dr and Mrs Tom Foley, of Leighlinbridge, Ireland.

Donald Cameron of Lochiel, 22nd Chief of the Clan Cameron [1769-1832] > Rev Alexander Cameron > Ralph Abercromy Cameron [1839-1927] > Ralph Abercromby Cameron [1877-1952] > Mairi Araminta Cameron [b 1917 -] > Sir Michael Birt [b 1948] > Dr Robin Birt 

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The 3rd Baron Remnant, CVO 1930-2022

 The Lord Remnant, CVO, 3rd Baron, died 4 March, 2022. He was 91.

James Wogan Remnant was born 23 October, 1930, son of the 2nd Baron Remnant [1895-1967], and his wife the former Norah Susan Wogan-Browne [died 1990]; and succeeded to the peerage [created in 1928], and the family baronetcy [created in 1917], on his father's death, 4 June, 1967.

Lord Remnant, who lived near Reading, in Berkshire, was appointed CVO in 1979.

He married 24 June, 1953, Serena Jane Loehnis [born 23 May, 1932], daughter of Commander Sir Clive Loehnis, KCMG, RN [1902-92], sometime Director of GCHQ, and his wife the former Rosemary Beryl Ryder [1909-2006], scion of the Earls of Harrowby, by whom he had issue, three sons, Philip, Robert and Hugo, and a daughter, Melissa. The eldest son, the Hon Philip John Remnant [born 20 Dec, 1954], now succeeds to the peerage and baronetcy.

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Anthony Merrik Burrell 1969-2022

 Anthony Merrik Burrell, who died 2 March, 2022, aged 53, was a scion of the Burrell baronets. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. Mr Burrell was a son-in-law of the late 12th Duke of Argyll.

He was born 10 January, 1969, son of Mark William Burrell [born 9 Apr, 1937], and his wife the former Margot Rosemary Pearce, and was a grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Walter Raymond Burrell, p8th Baronet [1903-85], and his wife the former Hon Anne Judith Denman [1907-87], daughgter of the 3rd Baron Denman [1874-1954]. 

He married 18 Apr, 1998, at St Giles, Edinburgh, the Lady Louise Iona Campbell [born 26 Oct, 1972], the only daughter of the 12th Duke of Argyll [1937-2001], of Inveraray Castle, by his wife the former Iona Mary Colquhoun [born 22 June, 1945], daughter of Sir Ivar Colquhoun of Luss, 8th Baronet [1916-2008], and his wife the former Kathleen Nimmo Duncan [died 17 Apr, 2007].

Anthony Burrell is survived by Lady Louise, and by a son, Albert Westray [Bertie] [born 4 Feb, 2009], and a daughter, Teale Iona [born 11 Feb, 2005].

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Pepys/Delsante engagement

 The engagement was announced 8 March, 2022, between, the Hon Sam Richard Pepys [born 26 April, 1986], second son of the late 8th Earl of Cottenham [1948-2000], and his wife the former Sarah Lombard-Hobson [who married 2ndly, 27 June, 2007, Mr Richard Ford], & Miss Giorgia Delsante, daughter of Luca Delsante, and Adele Oppici, of Parma, Italy.

The Hon Sam Pepys is a younger brother of the 9th Earl of Cottenham [born 11 Oct, 1983], who is married to Christina. Lord and Lady Cottenham have a son, Charlie, Viscount Crowhurst [born in Shanghai, 20 Aug, 2020].

The Earldom of Cottenham was created in 1850, for Charles Pepys [1781-1851], a distinguished parliamentarian and lawyer, who was Lord High Chancellor 1836-41, and 1846-50. The famous 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys was a distant cousin.

Sam's grandfather, the 7th Earl [1907-68], married in 1933, the former Lady Angela Nevill [died 1980], daughter of the 4th Marquess of Abergavenny [1883-1954].

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Riley-Smith/Lock engagement

 The engagement was announced 8 March, 2022, between Piers Crosby P. Riley-Smith [born 1992], son of Tristram P.B. Riley-Smith [born 1954], of Fenn Ditton, Cambridgeshire, and his wife the former Louisa M.M.E. Mair [born 1957], and Antonia Sarah E. Lock [born 1990], daughter of Professor Andrew Lock, and Mrs Sally Cooper, of Bowness, Cumbria.

Piers Riley-Smith is descended from the Yorkshire brewing family [John Smiths of Tadcaster, and Samuel Smith Old Brewery, also of Tadcaster]. His grandfather, William Henry Douglas Riley-Smith (1914-1981), of Brewhurst, Loxwood, Billingshurst, West Sussex, married Elspeth Agnes Mary Craik-Henderson (1920-1990), daughter of Sir John Craft Henderson, and Ivie Hestor Mary Hertslet, daughter of Harry Lester Hertslet, MVO, of the Lord Chamberlain's Office.

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Sunday, March 06, 2022

Willoughby Rupert Blyth Grimston [born 2022]

[Jocelyn] Octavia Grimston [nee Wayne, born 1987], wife of Alexander Rupert Ponsonby Grimston [born 1989], scion of the Barons Grimston of Westbury, gave birth to a son, Willoughby Rupert Blyth, 24 February, 2022, a brother for Theodore Alexander Frederick, who was born 16 October, 2019.

Alexander is  the 2nd son of Major the Hon [Gerald] Charles Walter Grimston [born 1953], late the Scots Guards, by his wife the former Katherine Evelyn Kettle.

Alexander Grimston is a nephew of the 3rd [unmarried] Baron. His father is heir presumptive to the peerage.

Octavia Grimston is a daughter of William S. Wayne, by his wife the former Gillian A. Blyth.

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Stanley Wilfrid Naylor-Leyland [born 2022]

 Florence Rose Woodbine Naylor-Leyland [nee Houston] [born 25 June, 1989], wife of George Antony [Geordie] Naylor-Leyland [born 1989], scion of the baronets of that name, gave birth to a son, Stanley Wilfrid, 17 February, 2022.

Geordie Naylor-Leyland is a son of Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland, 4th Baronet [born 1953] and Lady Isabella Naylor-Leyland [nee Lambton, scion of the Earls of Durham].

Florence is a daughter of Charles Robson Hamilton Houston [born 16 Oct 1959], by his wife the former Emma Woodbine Parish [born 1957], of that landed gentry family.

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John Arthington Worsley 1928-2022

    John Arthington Worsley, who died 2 March, 2022, aged 93, was a scion of the Worsley baronets, and a brother of HRH The Duchess of Kent.

He was born 15 July, 1928, the third son of Colonel Sir William Arthington Worsley, 4th Baronet [1890-1973], and his wife the former Joyce Morgan Brunner [1895-1979], scion of the Brunner baronets.

His two elder brothers were Sir Marcus Worsley, 5th Baronet [1925-2012], and Oliver Worsley [1927-2010]. His only sister, Katharine [born 22 Feb, 1933], married in 1961, HRH The Duke of Kent, KG [born 9 Oct, 1935].

He married 16 January, 1954, the Hon Carolyn Mary Wynyard Hardinge [1932-2007], daughter of the 4th Viscount Hardinge [1905-79], and his wife the former Margaret Elizabeth Arnott Fleming [died 1993], by whom he had issue, three sons Harry, Jonathan and Dickon, and two daughters, Willa and Katharine.

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Sheila Margaret Dickson [née Stroyan] 1919-2022

 Sheila Margaret Dickson [née Stroyan] died 24 February, 2022, aged 102.

She was the former Sheila Margaret Stroyan, born in 1919, scion of that Scottish landed gentry family, daughter of John Robert Anderson Stroyan [1890-1981], and his wife the former Margaret Ropner [1894-1927], scion of the Ropner baronets; married 4 March, 1943, David Rutherford Dickson [1917-1993], scion of that landed gentry family, son of William Collins Dickson [1876-1945], by whom he she had a son and three daughters.

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Anne Elise Proctor Beauchamp [died 2022]

 Anne Elise Proctor Beauchamp [nee Hewitt] died 3 March, 2022, aged 78.

She was a daughter of the Rev Thomas Hewitt [died 1965], of Worthing, Sussex, by his wife the former Daffodil Ann Thorne [1921-2007]; and married 30 Oct, 1965, the Rev Anthony Hazlerigg Proctor Beauchamp [born 25 February, 1940], scion of the baronets of that name, son of Sir Ivor Cuthbert Proctor Beauchamp, 8th Baronet [1900-1971], and his wife the former Caroline Muriel Densham [died 1987], descended from the Hazlerigg baronets; by whom she had issue, two sons, Guy and Julian and a daughter, Claire.

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Saturday, March 05, 2022

Fane Trefusis/Solms-Sonnenwalde engagement

The engagement was announced 5 March, 2022, between Edward Charles Rolle Fane Trefusis [born 26 February, 1994], eldest son of the Hon Charles Patrick Rolle Fane Trefusis [born 21 March, 1962], of Heanton Satchville, Okehampton, co Devon, and his wife the former Rosanna Izat [born 1963], & Countess Caroline Anne Amalia zu Solms-Sonnenwalde [born 1994], second daughter of the late Count Alfred Otto Friedrich Graf zu Solms-Sonnenwalde [1932-2022], and his wife the former Christine Hüsmert [b 8 February, 1964].

Edward Fane Trefusis is a grandson paternally of the 22nd Baron Clinton, JP, DL [born 7 Oct, 1934]. Edward's father, Charles, is heir presumptive to the peerage [created 1298/99].



James Bertram Arthur Spink [born 2022]

 _. Louise Frances Elizabeth Spink [nee Agnew, born 1988], scion of the Agnew baronets, wife of Joshua James Tristan Spink [born 8 Dec, 1988], gave birth to a son, James Bertram Arthur, 25 February, 2022, a brother for Edward Horatio Derrick, who was born 15 July, 2019.

Joshua is a son of [Andrew D] Jonathan Spink by his wife the former Kathryn A [Katie] Armstrong. Louise is the daughter of James Brooks Close [Jim] Agnew [born 1953], by his wife the former Judith Dianne Gilbert.

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Ferdinand Guy Buckmaster Ingham [born 2022]

 Camelia Aline Ingham [born 1988, nee Buckmaster], wife of Harry James Fraser Ingham [born 1988], gave birth to a son, Ferdinand Guy Buckmaster, 18 February, 2022, a brother for Leo Henry, who was born 31 January, 2020.

Harry Ingham is the son of Michael Ingham, of Wimbledon, London, by his wife the former Shirley Cairns, and Camelia Ingham is a daughter of Henry G. Buckmaster, of Little Blakenham, co Suffolk, by his wife the former Julia Mary Hobhouse [born 1956], scion of the Hobhouse baronets.

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Maureen Erskine [died 2022]

 Maureen Erskine [née Mahood], of Cupar, Fife, who died 15 February, 2022, aged 83, was a daughter of James Mahood, and married in 2000, as his second wife, Commander Angus Bruce Erskine, RN [1928-2006], scion of the Earls of Buchan. Her husband was son of Colonel Sir Arthur Erskine, GCVO, DSO [1881-1963], and his wife the former Rosemary Freda Baird.

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Fane Trefusis/Solms-Sonnenwalde engagement

 The engagement was announced 5 March, 2022, between Edward Charles Rolle Fane Trefusis [born 26 February, 1994], scion of the Barons Clinton, eldest son of the Hon Charles Patrick Rolle Fane Trefusis [born 21 March, 1962], of Heanton Satchville, co Devon, and his wife the former Rosanna Izat [born 1963], and Countess Caroline Anne Amalia zu Solms-Sonnenwalde [born 13 August, 1994], daughter of Count Alfred zu  Solms-Sonnenwalde [1932-2022], and his wife the former Christine Hüsmert [b 8 February, 1964].

Edward Fane Trefusis is a grandson of the 22nd Baron Clinton [born 7 October, 1934]. His bride-to-be is a descendant of the 1st Earl of Portland:-

Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland [1649-1709] > William Bentinck, created 1732 Gf von Bentinck [1704-1774] > Jan Carel Gf von Bentinck [1763-1833] > Carel Anton Ferdinand Gf von Bentinck [1792-1864] > Willem Carl Philipp Otto Gf von Bentinck und Waldeck-Limpurg, Gf von Aldenburg [1848-1912] >Isabelle Grafn von Bentinck [1889-1981] > Count Alfred zu Solms-Sonnenwalde [1932-2022] > Countess Caroline [born 1994]

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Friday, March 04, 2022

Eska Salvesen [born 2022]

 [Mary] Abigail Salvesen [nee Elphinstone, born 1984], wife of Edmund Salvesen, and scion of the Elphinstone baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Esks, 28 February, 2022, a sister for Logie and Milo.

Edmund is a son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Salvesen, of Torphins, Aberdeenshire, & Abigail is a daughter of Charles Elphinstone (b 1958),of Edzell, Angus, and Mrs Lucy Elphinstone (nee Reynolds), of Cold Ash, Berkshire, dau of Maj. M.D. Reynolds, of Barnstaple, Devon. 

The infant is a great-granddaughter of Sir John Elphinstone of Glack, 11th Baronet. 

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Sir William James Lithgow, 2nd Baronet 1934-2022

 Sir William James Lithgow, 2nd Baronet, died 28 February, 2022, aged 87.

Sir William, of Ormsary, co Argyll, was a director of the Royal Bank of Scotland, and was a member of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland [Royal Company of Archers]. He was a baronet for 70 years.

He was born 10 May, 1934, son of Sir James Lithgow, 1st Baronet [1883-1952], GBE, CB, MC, TD, and his wife the former Gwendolyn Amy Harrison [1897-1975]. and succeeded to the baronetcy [created in 1925], on his father's death, 23 February, 1952.

He married [1] 31 January, 1964, Valerie Helen Scott [who died 1964], daughter of Denis Herbert Scott, CBE, of Westerham, Kent; married 2ndly, 29 September, 1967, Mary Claire Hill, DL [Argyll & Bute], daughter of Colonel Frank Moutray Hill, CBE, of East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wiltshire, by whom he had issue, two sons, James and John, and a daughter, Katrina. The elder son, James Frank Lithgow [born 13 June, 1970], succeeds to the baronetcy

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Thursday, March 03, 2022

Caroline Jane Davis [née Brocklebank] 1937-2022

 Caroline Davis [née Brocklebank], who has died aged 84, was a scion of the Brocklebank landed gentry family.

She was born 1 July, 1937, the eldest daughter of Thomas Anthony Brocklebank [1908-1984], of Westwell, Tenterden, Kent, and his wife the former Avril Cecile [Jane] Adler [1905-1995]; her father was a House Master at Eton, and a member of the 1933 Everest Expedition.

She married 11 Nov, 1961, the Rev Bernard Rex Davis, son of B.D. Davis, of Tuggerah Lakes, New South Wales, by whom she had two daughters Miranda and Sarah.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2022

David Alexander Robert Peel 1940-2022

 David Alexander Robert Peel, who died 7 February, 2022, aged 81, was a scion of the Peels of Trenant Park, a landed gentry family.

He was born 12 November, 1940, the elder son of Major Robert Edmund Peel [1908-1951], and his wife the former Sheila Mary Slattery; and married in 1971, Patricia Muriel Essery, daughter of Capt Albert Edward Essery [1905-69], and his wife the former Dorothy Christine Baker [1911-1978], by whom he had two sons, Robert [b 1973], and William [b 1976].

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Susan Madeleine Murray, MBE [nee Stephenson] 1924-2022

 Susan Madeleine Murray, MBE [nee Stephenson], who died 15 February, 2022, aged 98, was a scion of the Stephenson baronets. She was born 10 January, 1924, elder daughter of William Raymond Shirecliffe Stephenson [1898-1977], and his wife the former Madeleine Rose Butterworth [1897-1990]; she married 26 February, 1949, Charles Graham Murray [1920-2018], son of Dr Charles Graham Murray, of Worksop, Nottinghamshire, by whom she had issue, three daughters, Elizabeth Susan [born 27 Mar, 1951], Jane Madeleine [born 26 Feb, 1953], and Anne Catriona [Dona] [born 21 Jan, 1955].

Lt.-Col. Sir Henry Stephenson, 1st Baronet [1865-1947] > William Stephenson [1898-1977] > Susan Madeleine Stephenson [1924-2022]

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June Marion Baillie [née Cloudesley-Smith] 1926-2022

 June Baillie [née Cloudesley-Smith], died 11 February, 2022, aged 95.

She was born in 1926, a daughter of Arthur Cloudesley-Smith [1892-1987], and his wife the former Nancy Kathleen Case; and married 1stly, 16 Apr, 1953, Arthur Henry Bellingham [1926-1959], scion of the Bellingham baronets, son of Lieutenant-Col. Arthur Stuart Bellingham [1893-1969], and his wife the former Jean Arthur [died 1979]; she married secondly, 29 March, 1962, Lieutenant-Col. Ian Bruce Baillie [1928-1978], son of Major the Hon Arthur Malcolm Augustus Baillie [1896-1966], scion of ther Barons Burton, and his wife the former Rosemary Laycock.

Mrs Baillie leaves a son from her first marriage, the life peer, Henry, Baron Bellingham [born 29 Mar, 1955], former Tory MP for NW Norfolk, and a daughter, [Elisabeth] Alison, who married in 1989 [div], Richard Rowley [later Sir Richard Rowley, 9th Baronet].  From her second marriage she leaves two daughters, Katherine [Kitty] [born 5 Nov, 1962], and Sarah [b 3 June, 1964].

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William Farquhar Acworth 1934-2022

 William Farquhar [Bill] Acworth, who died 21 February, 2022, aged 87, was descended from the Buzzard baronets.

He was born 25 October, 1934, son of Commander Herbert William Acworth, RN [1907-1987], and his wife the former Isabel Mary Buzzard [1910-1999], daughter of Sir Edward Farquhar Buzzard, 1st Baronet, KCVO, FRCP [1871-1945].

Sir Edward Buzzard, 1st Bt, was Physician in Ordinary to King George V, King Edward VIII, and King George VI.

He married 9 May, 1964, Susan Henrietta Casement [born 30 July, 1944], scion of that Irish landed gentry family, daughter of Capt Roddie Casement, OBE, RN [1907-1987], and his wife the former Elisabeth Kathleen Greenwell [1908-2002], daughter of Sir Bernard Eyre Greenwell, 2nd Baronet [1874-1939], by whom he had issue, two sons, William [b 1965], James [b 1966], and a daughter, Anna [b 1970].

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William Edward Barry 1938-2022

 William Edward Barry, who died 16 February, 2022, aged 84, was a scion of the Barry baronets.

He was born 6 January, 1938, son of Commander Hubert Wyndham Barry, RN [1898-1992], and his wife the former Violet Agatha Ruggles-Brise [1907-1994], scion of the baronets of that name; and married 21 May, 1965, Juliet Alexandra Sarah Musker [1941-2014], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of James Herbert Lonsdale Musker [1907-1996], and his wife the former Rosemary Julian Maitland-Makgill-Crichton [1915-2010], scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, by whom he had a daughter, Catherine Jane [born 13 Nov, 1968].

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Bowcock/Abel Smith engagement

The engagement was announced 2 March, 2022 between Simon Victor Bowcock [born 1986], son of Martin Victor Bowcock [born 1955], of Reading, Berkshire, and his wife the former Diane Taylor, and Eliza Violet Daria Abel Smith [born 15 March, 1991], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of David Francis Abel Smith [born 3 February, 1940], of Quenington, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Lucy Marie Knox [born 1950].

Eliza Abel Smith is a cousin, several times removed, of HM The Queen, both being descended from the banker Abel Smith.

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Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Henry Lawrence Francis Faustmann 1955-2022

 Henry Lawrence Francis Faustmann, who died 11 January, 2022, aged 66, was descended from the Blomefield baronets.

He was born 3 June, 1955, son of Johan Frederick Faustmann [1925-2013], and his wife the former Dorothia Maria de Swart [1928-1997]. He was twice married [1] to Hedwig Jennifer Nusser [died 2021], and [2] to Judith Loraine Burnett, and leaves a son from his first marriage, Justin [born 9 Nov, 1980].

Sir Thomas Blomefield, 2nd Baronet [1791-1858] > Rev John Blomefield [1824-1908] > Lawrence Woodyeare Blomefield [1870-1956] > Sophia Blomefield [1900-45] > Johan Faustmann [1925-2013] > Henry Faustmann [1955-2022]

Ann [Hetty] Fetherstonhaugh [nee Armytage] 1928-2022

  Anne [Hetty] Fethsrtonhaugh, who died 24 February, 2022, aged 93, was a scion of the Armytage baronets.

She was born Ann Armytage, 14 August, 1928, daughter of Capt Sir John Lionel Armytage, 8th Baronet [1901-1983], of Kirklees Park, West Yorkshire, and his first wife the former Evelyn Mary Jessamine Fox [1905-2000], descended from the Arbuthnot baronets; and married firstly, 16 Dec, 1948 [div 1960], Francis Richard Anson [1926-89], scion of the Earls of Lichfield; married secondly, 20 Nov, 1962 [div 1971], Philip Jordan Warburton-Lee [1927-2005], head of that landed gentry family; married 3rdly, 3 July, 1972, Maj David Henry Fetherstonhaugh [1924-1994], scion of that landed gentry family.

From her first marriage she had a son, Anthony [born 4 Nov 1951], and a daughter, Amanda [b 16 May, 1950], and from her second marriage, a son, John [born 19 Oct, 1963].

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Miles Jack Davenport [born 2022]

Isabella Kate Davenport [nee Stanley, born 1986], wife of R. Guy Davenport, and scion of the Barons Stanley of Alderley and descended from the Thynne Marquesses of Bath, gave birth to a son, Miles Jack, 21 February, 2022, a brother for Scarlett Grace, who was born 27 January, 2020.

Guy is the younger son of Mr & Mrs Robert Davenport, of Kings Caple, Herefordshire, and Isabella is a daughter of Martin Thomas Oliver Stanley [born 24 June, 1957], of Sandbanks, Dorset, by his wife the former Georgina Mary Victoria Grimm [born 1957].

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