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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Chloe Nadine Emily Tulloch [born 4/06/2022]

 Mary Catherine Tulloch [nee Bonsor, born 1987], wife of Archie Seton Tulloch [born 1987], and scion of the Bonsor baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Chloe Nadine Emily, 4 June, 2022, a sister for Nina Catherine, who was born 30 December, 2020.

Archie Tulloch is a son of Edward Archibald Tulloch [born 1946], of Hopefield, East Lothian, and his wife, Catherine.

Mary Tulloch is the daughter of Sir Nicholas Cosmo Bonsor, 4th Baronet [born 9 December, 1942], of Liscombe, Buckinghamshire, and his wife the former Hon Nadine Marisa Lampson [born 23 Aug, 1948], daughter of the 2nd Baron Killearn [1919-1996].

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Kock/Henley engagement

 The engagement was announced 25 June, 2022, between Dr Loren S. Kock, son of Professor Richard A. Kock, of Harrietsham, Kent, and his wife the former Katharine L. Marburg, and Joanna Katharine Henley [born 1992], scion of the Barons Henley, daughter of [Robert Anthony] Nigel Henley [born 23 Aug, 1942], of Boldre, Hampshire, and his 2nd wife the former Anne Beadle, daughter of James Beadle.

Robert, 2nd Baron Henley > Rev Hon Robert Henley > Capt Charles Beauclerk Henley > Robert Stephen Henley > Robert Anthony Nigel Henley > Joanna Katharine Henley

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Macpherson/McEwen engagement

 The engagement was announced 25 June, 2022, between Robert J Macpherson, son of Ms Eva Mnich and the late James Macpherson, of London, and Sabrina Caroline McEwen [born 1988], daughter of Christopher Angus McEwen, of East Bergholt, Suffolk, and his wife the former Coral Anne Chichester [born 7 January, 1954], daughter of Sir Edward John Chichester, 11th Baronet [1916-2007], and his wife the Hon Anne Rachel Pearl Douglas-Scott-Montagu [1921-2015], daughter of the 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu [1866-1929].

Walter, 5th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry > Henry, 1st Baron Montagu of Beaulieu > John, 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu > Anne Douglas-Scott-Montagu > Coral Chichester > Sabrina McEwen

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Sebastian Yorke 1934-2022

 Sebastian Yorke, who died 17 June, 2022, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Hardwicke [descended from the 1st Earl].

He was born 24 January, 1934, son of Henry Vincent Yorke [1905-1973], [the novelist Henry Green] and his wife the former Hon Adelaide Mary Biddulph [1901-1985], daughter of the 2nd Baron Biddulph [1869-1949]; and married firstly, 18 November, 1957] [div 1962], the Hon Emma Christina Tennant [1937-2017], daughter of the 2nd Baron Glenconner [1899-1983], and his second wife, the former Elizabeth Powell [died 2014]; married 2ndly, 1969 [div], Evelyn Barrau, daughter of Lewis Barrau; married 3rdly, 1993, Margaret A. Hick, who survivies him.

He leaves a son from his first marriage, Matthew Henry Yorke [born 24 November, 1958].

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Hon Alexander Knatchbull [born 2022]

 Ambre Knatchbull [born 24 July, 1984], wife of the Hon Nicholas Charles Louis Norton Knatchbull, [born London, 15 May, 1981], scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma, has given birth to a son and heir, Alexander Knatchbull.

Nicholas, who does not use the courtesy title of Baron Brabourne, is the only son and heir of the 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma [born 8 Oct, 1947], of Broadlands, Hampshire, and his wife the former Penelope Meredith Eastwood [born 16 Apr, 1953]. He married at the family seat, Broadlands, Hampshire, 20 May, 2021, Ambre Pouzet, a French-born behavioural therapist, a 'mer-lesque' performing mermaid, according to the Daily Mail.

Nicholas's grandfather, Admiral of the Fleet the 1st Earl, beloved by the royal family as 'Uncle Dickie' was born 25 June, 1900.

Nicholas Knatchbull, a future 4th Earl Mountbatten of Burma is a godson of HRH The Prince of Wales. The birth of a son further secures the future of the earldom [created Peerage of the UK, 28 Oct 1947],  the Barony of Romsey [created Peeerage of the UK, 28 Oct, 1947], the Barony of Brabourne [created Peerage of the UK, 26 May 1880], and the Baronetcy, of Mersham Hatch [Baronet of England, created 4 Aug, 1641]

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Cator/Taylor engagement

 The engagement was announced 25 June, 2022, between Samuel Charles Cator [born 1992], scion of that landed gentry family of Woodbastwick Hall, son of the late Charles Cator [1959-2015], of Ranworth Norfolk, by his wife the former Jane Culverwell, and Miss Lavinia Anne Taylor [born 1994], daughter of Mr Christopher Compton Taylor [born 1955], of Sherriff Hutton, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Jose Heather Stead [born 1959].

Samuel Cator's paternal grandfather, Francis Cator [1928-2007], married the Hon Jacquetta Storey [1930-2021], daughter of the life peer, the Baron Buckton [1896-1978], who was also a baronet.

Samuel's great-great aunt, Elizabeth Cator [1899-1959], was wife of the Hon Michael Bowes-Lyon [1893-1953], brother of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, &c.

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Haddock/Colacicchi marriage

 The marriage took place 20 June, 2022, at Our Lady of Victories Church, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, between Charles Dominic O. Haddock [born 1993], youngest son of Mr & Mrs Neil Haddock, of London, and Caroline Daisy Colacicchi [born 1993], daughter of William M. Colacicchi [born 1954], of Bringhurst, Leicestershire, by his wife the former Clare Elizabeth Vivienne Clutterbuck [born 1958], scion of that landed gentry family.

The bride is a younger sister of Cecilia Mary Elizabeth Fitzalan Howard, Countess of Arundel & Surrey [born 1988], wife of the Duke of Norfolk's heir, and is a granddaughter paternally of Count Paul Edward Colacicchi.

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Friday, June 24, 2022

[William] Lawrence Banks, CBE, DL 1938-2022

 [William] Lawrence Banks, CBE, DL, died 14 June, 2022. 

He was born in 1938, son of Richard Alford Banks, CBE [1902-1997], and his first wife the former Lillian Jean Walker [1912-74]; and married 1963, Elizabeth Christina Saunders [born 30 September, 1941], daughter of Capt Leslie Swain Saunders, DSO, RN [1896-1988], head of that Scots landed gentry family, and his wife the former Elizabeth Culme-Seymour [1904-1963], daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, 4th Baronet, KCB, MVO [1867-1925]. He leaves two sons, Richard and Edward.

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Dame Elish Angiolini invested a Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Thistle

The Court Circular of 23 June 2022, reports that Dame Elish Angiolini QC was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Lady of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.

The appointment of Dame Elish was announced earlier this month. She was born 24 June 1960, and is a Scottish lawyer who was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011.  Dame Elish served as Lord Advocate of Scotland between 2006 and 2011 as the first woman to hold the post and was also the first woman to hold the role of Solicitor General of Scotland, between 2001 and 2006.  Dame Elish has led multiple government inquiries, and in November 2021 it was announced that she would head up the independent inquiry into the murder of Sarah Everard.

Since 2012, Dame Elish has served as Principal of St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University since 2017. She holds a visiting professorship at the University of Strathclyde, an honorary professorship at the University of Aberdeen and served as Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland for eight years.

It is expected that the latest appontment to the Order of the Thistle will be installed at a ceremony in Edinburgh next month.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Mahé/Servaes engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 June, 2022, between Corentin Mahé, son of M. Christophe Mahé of Nantes and Mme Ghislaine Mahé of La Baule, Brittany, and Alice Harriet Servaes [born 1984], daughter of James William Servaes [born 14 Apr, 1948], of Mettingham, Suffolk, and his wife the former Harriet Barclay [born 1956], scion of that landed family of Higham.

Alice Servaes descends from the Vestey baronets:-

Sir Edmund Vestey, 1st Bt > Percy Charles Vestey > Patricia Vestey > James Servaes > Alice Servaes

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The Baroness Greengross, OBE 1935-2022

 The Baroness Greengross, OBE, who died 23 June, 2022, aged 86, was an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords from becoming a life peer in 2000 until her death.

Sally Ralea Greengross [née Rosengarten], was born 29 June 1935. Awarded an OBE in the 1993 New Year Honours, Greengross was raised to the peerage as Baroness Greengross, of Notting Hill in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in 2000, sitting as a crossbencher.

Baroness Greengross was an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords from 2000 until her death in 2022 and Co-Chaired five All-Party Parliamentary Groups: Dementia, Corporate Social Responsibility, Bladder and Bowel Continence Care, Social Care and Ageing and Older People. She was the Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Choice at the End of Life and Longevity, and was the Treasurer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities. She was also Chair of the cross-party Intergenerational Fairness Forum. In December 2006, it was announced that she would be a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

In 1959, she married Sir Alan David Greengross [1929-2018], who served as the final leader of the Conservative Party on the Greater London Council (GLC).

Baroness Greengross leaves three daughters and one son. Her husband died in August 2018. She was an honorary associate of the National Secular Society.

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Rollo Basil Arthur Beale [1982-2022]

  Rollo Basil Arthur Beale, who died 7 June, 2022, aged 40, was descended from the Barons Vestey.

He was born in 1982, son of Stephen Dudley Norman Beale [born 1950], and his second wife the former Jo-Anna Mary Munt Cook, daughter of Arthur Harry Cook, of Wavendon, co Buckingham. He was unm.

William, 1st Baron Vestey > Hon George Ellis Vestey > Alice Vestey > Stephen Dudley Norman Beale > Rollo Beale [d 2022]

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Crosbie Dawson/Cox engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 June, 2022, between Robert Hugo Crosbie Dawson [born 1992], son of the late Thomas Crosbie Dawson [1956-2021], and his wife the former Hon Katherine Jane Joicey [born 20 Apr, 1959] [now the Hon Mrs Crosbie Dawson, of Pawston House, Mindrum, Northumberland], and Edwina Georgina S. Cox [born 1992], daughter of Maj Christopher John Godman Cox [born 13 March, 1957], of Banks Fee Farm, Longborough, Gloucestershire, and his wife, the former Charlotte A.J. MacEwen [born 1960]

Robert Crosbie Dawson is a grandson maternally of the late 4th Baron Joicey [1925-1993].

Edwina Cox is a descendant of the 3rd Baron Foley.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Baroness Peyton of Yeovil 1921-2022

 The Baroness Peyton of Yeovil, who died 16 June, 2022, aged 101, was the widow of John Peyton, the Baron Peyton of Yeovil, PC [1919-2006].

Her husband was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Yeovil for over 31 years, from 1951 to 1983, and an early and leading member of the Conservative Monday Club. He served as Minister of Transport (later renamed Minister of Transport Industries in the Department of the Environment) in Edward Heath's administration from 1970 to 1974. He was a candidate for leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, losing to Mrs Margaret Thatcher.

Lady Peyton was born 12 February, 1921, as Mary Constance Wyndham, scion of the Barons Leconfield, daughter of Brigadier-General the Hon Everard Humphrey Wyndham, MC [1888-1970], and his wife the former Ruth Constance Astley [1900-84], scion of the Astley baronets. She was a granddaughter of the 2nd Baron Leconfield [1830-1901], and his wife the Lady Constance Evelyn Primrose [died 27 June, 1939], scion of the Earls of Rosebery.

Mary Wyndham married firstly, as his second wife, 20 June, 1945 [div 1966], Ralph Hamilton Cobbold [1906-87], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Col. Ralph Cobbold [who later assumed the surname of Sawle] [1869-1965], and his wife the former Minnie Diana Pitt [1865-1936]; she married 2ndly, 27 July, 1966, as his second wife, the abovementioned John Wynne William Peyton, MP, PC [born 13 Feb, 1919], son of Ivor Eliot Peyton [1863-1938], and his wife the former Dorothy Helen Elphinstone [1888-1977].

Her second husband was created a life peer as Baron Peyton of Yeovil, on leaving the House of Commons in 1983, and he died 22 November, 2006.

Lady Peyton of Yeovil leaves two children from her first marriage, David Cobbold [born 5 Oct, 1946], and Charlotte Ruth Cobbold [born 20 Aug, 1949].

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Jack John Huxley Astor [born 2022]

 Georgina India R. Astor [born 1985, nee Wells], wife of James Edward Astor [born 10 January, 1976], scion of the Viscounts Astor, gave birth to a son, Jack John Huxley, 8 May, 2022, a brother for Margot Ines, born 19 September, 2019, and a half-brother for Olivia Alexandra, born in 2010, to Suzanne Lundgren Lloyd.

Georgie Astor is a daughter of Christopher Gerard Wells [born 1949], of Burbage, co Wiltshire, and his wife the former Annabelle L Howard [born 1955].

James Astor is a son of Michael Ramon Langhorne Astor [born 29 September, 1946], and his partner Pauline Murray-Jones.

Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor > Maj Hon Sir John Jacob Astor > Michael Ramon Langhorne Astor > James Edward Astor > Jack John Huxley Astor [born 2022]

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Lady Arabella Avice Diana Sackville 1958-2022

 The Lady Arabella Sackville, who died 18 June, 2022, aged 63, was a scion of the Earls De La Warr [Peerage of Gt Britain, cr 1761].

Lady Arabella Avice Diana Sackville was born 20 June, 1958, the only daughter of the late 10th Earl De La Warr [1921-1988], and his wife the former Anne Rachel Devas [who died 9 May, 2012]. Her father, the 10th Earl, died by his own hand, 9 Feb, 1988, aged 66. Her mother was descended maternally from the Campbell Bannerman landed gentry family.

Lady Arabella married 12 Oct, 1981 [div 1988], Count Giovanni Emo Capodilista Maldura, of Palazzo Grazioli, Rome, Italy. She is survived by two brothers, William, the 11th Earl De La Warr, and the Hon Tom Sackville, the former Conservative government minister.

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Edward Pereira 1938-2022

  Edward Pereira, who died 12 June, 2022, aged 83, was head of that landed gentry family, formerly of Caversham Place.

He was born 10 August, 1938, son of Major George Cecil Pereira [1904-76], and his wife the former Nancy Adelaide Bagge [1907-1990], scion of that landed gentry family; and married 1stly, 1965 [div] Mrs Caroline Jennifer Mary Craig [nee Dixon] [1942-2015], daughter of Gerald Dixon, by his wife the former Kathleen MacDermott; married 2ndly, 1997, Penelope A. Wallace.

He leaves three daughters from his first marriage, Natasha Theresa, and Francesca Antonia [twins] born 1967, and Victoria Caroline Monica [born 1969].

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Eva Rose Bowes-Lyon [born 2022]

 Dr Eleanor Bowes-Lyon [nee Harland], wife of Charles David Bowes-Lyon [born 1989], scion of the Earls of Strathmore & Kinghorne, gave birth to a daughter, Eva Rose, 19 June, 2022.

Charles Bowes-Lyon is a son of David James Bowes-Lyon [born 21 July, 1947], of Heriot, Midlothian, by his wife the former Elizabeth Harriet Colville, CVO [born 3 December, 1952], scion of the Viscounts Colville of Culross, and is descended from the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne [1824-1904], who was the paternal grandfather of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Charles's mother, Mrs David Bowes-Lyon has been a Lady-in-waiting to HRH The Princess Royal since 1990. She is a goddaughter of HM The Queen, and daughter of the late Sir John [Jock] Colville [1915-87], Private Secretary to the then Princess Elizabeth 1947-49, and later private secretary to Sir Winston Churchill.

Dr Eleanor L. [Ellie] Bowes-Lyon is a daughter of Mr and Mrs David Harland, of Dundrum, Dublin.

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Tallulah Elspeth Dunlop [born 2022]

 Georgina Helen [Georgie] Dunlop [nee Spencer, born 1987], wife of [Robert] James [Jamie] Dunlop [born 1987], gave birth to a second daughter, Tallulah Elspeth, 14 June, 2022, a sister for Coco Florence, who was born 27 July, 2020.

Jamie Dunlop is a son of Robert Andrew Dunlop [born 1948], by his wife the former Catherine Jennifer Ewart, and is a grandson of Maj Roy Dunlop, MBE [1906-91], who married Sheila Gertrude Tollemache Arbuthnot [1917-2019], scion of the Arbuthnot baronets.

Georgie Dunlop is a daughter of Peter Kenneth Spencer and the former Stephanie Moira Russell.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Bracher/de Abreu marriage

 The marriage took place, at Basílica da Estrela, Lisbon, 4 June, 2022, between Barnaby Alexander Patrick Bracher [born 1993], son of Mr Garnet Piers Bracher [born 1963], of Putney, London, and his wife the former Candida Dorothy Drury-Lowe [born 1963], scion of that landed gentry family, and Madalena de Abreu, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jorge de Abreu, of Estoril, Portugal.

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Caroline Evelyn Hudson 1947-2022

Caroline Evelyn Hudson [nee Loyd], who died 13 June, 2022, aged 75, was a scion of Loyd landed family formerly of Monk's Orchard.

She was born 16 January, 1947, daughter of Capt Edward Percy Canning Loyd [1921-1977], and his wife the former June Cecilia Keppel [1924-2008], scion of the Earls of Albemarle; married 2 May, 1968, Anthony Havelock Hudson [born 25 Apr, 1946], son of Sir Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson [1919-96], and his 1st wife the former Elizabeth Home [1925-2014].

She was a descendant of the 2nd Earl of Albermarle, and a kinswoman of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Dowager Lady McGrigor 1927-2022

 The Dowager Lady McGrigor, who died 11 June, 2022, aged 94, was the widow of Sir Charles McGrigor, 5th Baronet [1922-2007].

She was born Mary Bettine Edmonstone, 28 September, 1927, eldest daughter of Sir Archibald Charles Edmonstone, 6th Baronet, of Duntreath [1898-1954], and his wife the former Gwendolyn Mary Field [who died 27 Nov, 1989], daughter of Marshall Field Jr [1868-1905], the Chicago department store millionaire.

She married 7 June, 1948, Sir Charles Edward McGrigor, 5th Baronet [1922-2007], son of Lt.-Col. Sir Charles Colquhoun McGrigor, 4th Baronet, OBE [1893-1946], and his wife the former Amabel Caroline Somers Cocks [died 1977]; by whom she had issue, two sons, James and Charles, and two daughters, Lorna and Kirsty.

She was widowed, 1 Oct, 2007, and the baronetcy passed to her elder son, James [born 19 Oct 1949].

The funeral service will take place at Glenorchy & Innishail Parish Church, Dalmally, 29 June 2022.

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Studholme/Parkes engagement

 The engagement was announced 18 June, 2022, between Jacob William Richard Studholme [born 11 June, 1993], younger son of Sir Henry William [Harry] Studholme, 3rd Baronet [born 31 January, 1958], of Perridge House, Longdown, co Devon, and his wife the former Sarah Lucy Rosita Deans-Chrystall, and Laura C.V. Parkes, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Tim Parkes, of Berghersh Place, Witnesham, co Suffolk.

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Mrs Randolph Churchill [died 2022]

 Catherine Zoë Spencer Churchill [nee Lancaster], who died from lung cancer, 10 June, 2022, aged 53, was the wife of Randolph Leonard Spencer Churchill [born 22 January, 1965], great-grandson of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA [1874-1965], and scion of the Dukes of Marlborough.

She was the former Catherine Lancaster, daughter of Antony Lancaster, of Kensington, and his wife Heather, and married at Westerham, Kent, 21 March, 1992, Randolph Leonard Spencer Churchill, elder son of Winston Spencer Churchill, MP [1940-2010], and his 1st wife the former Mary Caroline ['Minnie'] d'Erlanger.

Mrs Churchill is survived by her husband and son, John Winston [born 30 March, 2007], and three daughters, Serena Barbara [born 12 May, 1996], Zoë [born 29 Oct, 1998], and Alice [born 28 Apr, 2003].

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Birkbeck/Fermor-Hesketh marriage

  The marriage took place, June, 2022, between Oliver Benjamin Birkbeck (born 3 Apr 1973), scion of the Birkbeck landed gentry family and descended from the Royal House, son of John Oliver Charles Birkbeck (born 22 June 1936) of Litcham Hall, Norfolk, by his wife the former Hermione Anne Dawes [born 5 Dec, 1941] {descended from the Armytage Bts} & the Hon Sophia Christian Fermor-Hekseth [born 1984], daughter of the 3rd Baron Hesketh [born 28 October, 1950], and his wife the Hon Claire Georgina Watson [born 7 January, 1952], daughter of the 3rd Baron Manton [1924-2003].

The couple have a son, Frankie, born in 2021.

It is Ollie Birkbeck's second marriage. His first, on 12 May, 2018, was to the Hon Laura Mary Trenchard [born 20 Dec 1987], daughter of the 3rd Viscount Tremchard [born 12 March 1951], and his wife the former Hon Fiona Elizabeth Morrison [born 11 Nov, 1954], daughter of the 2nd Baron Margadale [1930-2003].

Ollie is descended from King William IV and his mistress Dorothea Jordan:-

King William IV > George FitzClarence, 1st Earl of Munster > William FitzClarence, 2nd Earl of Munster > Hon Harold FitzClarence > Lady Wilhelmina Joan FitzClarence > John Oliver Charles Birkbeck > Oliver Benjamin Birkbeck

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Blanca Daphne Leigh c1961-2022

 Blanca Daphne Leigh, died 7 June, 2022. She was a daughter of Paul Wansbrough, and married in 1988, Edward Harold Leigh [born 28 Apr, 1960], second son of Patrick Stephens Leigh [1926-2011], and his wife the former Bridget Anne Hastings [1928-2011], scion of the Earls of Huntingdon, by whom she had four sons, Benjamin [born 1989], Dominic [born 1991], Cosmo [born 1996], and Zak [born 2002].

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Dean/van Vredenburch engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 June, 2022, between Alastair William M. Dean [born 24 Nov, 1988], son of James FitzRoy Dean [born 4 Aug, 1954], of East Mere, Lincolnshire, and his former wife Charlotte Janet Rose Unwin [born 1963, now Mrs David Barrie, of Binley, Hampshire], and Olivia van Vrendenburch, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Hugo van Vredenburch, of Lucca, Italy.

The 3rd Baron Raglan > Hon Nigel Somerset > Susan Margaret Somerset > James Fitzroy Dean > Alastair Dean

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Lord Bellamy takes his seat

Sir Christopher Bellamy, QC, has been created a life peer on his appointment as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice. His peerage has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Bellamy, of Waddesdon, in the County of Buckinghamshire.

The only previous ‘Lord Bellamy’ was of course a fictional character Viscount Bellamy of Haversham, portrayed by actor David Langton in the long running TV series Upstairs Downstairs.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Brenda Frances Hillier Thorold 1929-2022

 Brenda Frances Hillier Thorold, who died 11 June, 2022, aged 92, was a scion of the Thorold baronets.

Brenda Frances Thorold was born 13 Aug, 1929, daughter of Edward Leofric Thorold [1898-1965], and his first wife the former Phyllis Frances Hills; amd married 1 Nov, 1947, Roy Hillier [1924-73], son of Arthur Charles Hillier, by whom she had two sons, Anthony and Nicholas.

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Mary Robinson [Robin] Hambro [née Boyer] [died 2022]

 Mary Robinson Gillam [Robin] Hambro [née Boyer], who died 14 June, 2022, was the widow of Rupert Nicholas Hambro [1943-2021], scion of that landed gentry family.

She was a daughter of Francis Boyer, of Philadelphia, United States, and married in 1970, Rupert Nicholas Hambro, son of Jocelyn Olaf Hambro [1919-94], and his wife the former Ann Silvia Muir [died 1972], by whom she had a son, Jonathan [born 1974], and a daughter, Flora [born 1976].

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Hon Robert Christopher Clive [Bertie] Wigram 1980-2022

 The Hon Robert Christopher Clive [Bertie] Wigram, who was killed in a road traffic accident, 13 June, 2022, aged 42, was a scion of the Barons Wigram [Baron, UK, cr 1935].

He was born 29 February, 1980, second son of the 3rd Baron Wigram, MVO [born 18 March, 1949], sometime Equerry to HRH The late Duke of Edinburgh, and his wife the former Gabrielle Diana Moore.

The funeral takes place at St Michael and All Angels, Poulton, Cirencester, 30 June, 2022.

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Holliday/Compton marriage

The marriage took place 11 June 2022, at Ripon Cathedral between Thomas Rhys Holliday [born 1992], younger son of Dr Jonathan J.C. Holliday [born 1956], of Windsor, Berkshire, by his wife the former Gwen M. Lewis, & Alexandra Theodosia Compton [born 23 July, 1992], scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, daughter of Richard Clephane Compton [born 18 April, 1957], of Newby Hall, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Lucinda Jane Astell Hohler [born 22 December, 1960], scion of that landed gentry family.

Alexandra Compton is a great-great-great granddaughter of the 4th Marquess of Northampton [1818-97]. Her great-grandfather Maj Edward Robert Francis Compton [1891-1977], of Newby Hall, married Sylvia Farquharson of Invercauld [1899-1950], and their elder son, Alwyne Compton [born 1 May, 1919], succeeded his mother in the clan chieftainship and became Alwyne Farquharson, 16th of Invercauld.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

The Queen makes appointments to the Order of the Thistle

 The Queen has made two appointments to the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle. The Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini, and the Rt Hon George Reid are the latest recipients of Scotland's highest order of chivalry.

Dame Elish Angiolini QC [born 24th June 1960] is a Scottish lawyer who was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011.  Dame Elish served as Lord Advocate of Scotland between 2006 and 2011 as the first woman to hold the post and was also the first woman to hold the role of Solicitor General of Scotland, between 2001 and 2006.  Dame Elish has led multiple government inquiries, and in November 2021 it was announced that she would head up the independent inquiry into the murder of Sarah Everard.

Since 2012, Dame Elish has served as Principal of St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University since 2017. She holds a visiting professorship at the University of Strathclyde, an honorary professorship at the University of Aberdeen and served as Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland for eight years.

Sir George Reid [born 4th June 1939] is a Scottish politician, international aid director and academic.  He was knighted in 2012 for services to Scottish politics and public life.  He is currently a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Professorial Teaching Fellow at the University of Stirling. 

In 2008 Sir George was appointed Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and then served as Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire from 2011 to 2014.  He was elected Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament in 2003, following his elections as MSP for Ochil that year, for Mid-Scotland and Fife in 1999 and as MP for Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire in 1974.

Between Westminster and Holyrood, Sir George worked for 14 years in disasters and conflicts worldwide as Director of Public Affairs of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva and as Director of the Global Campaign for the Victims of War. Since retirement from politics, he has been appointed an Electoral Commissioner and has chaired governance reviews in the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Welsh Parliament and of the National Trust for Scotland. 

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Smyth-Osbourne/Holt engagement

 The engagement was announced 10 June, 2022, between Archie Alexander Smyth-Osbourne [born 1994], scion of that landed gentry family, youngest son of Charles William Smyth-Osbourne [born 7 March, 1959], of Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, and his wife the former Joanna Mary Cubitt [born 27 May 1960], scion of the Barons Ashcombe, and Sasha Euphemia Holt [born 1993], elder daughter of Stephen J Holt [born 1957], of Holdenby, Northamptonshire, and his wife the former Euphemia Catherine N. Wrathall.

Henry Cubitt, 2nd Baron Ashcombe >Hon Charles Cubitt>Sir Hugh Cubitt>Joanna Mary Cubitt>Archie Smyth-Osbourne

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Michael Oliver Watson 1926-2022

 Michael Oliver Watson, who died 9 June, 2022, aged 95, was a scion of the Barons Manton [Peerage of the UK, cr 1922]. He was born 20 December, 1926, son of the Hon Alastair Joseph Watson [1901-55], and his wife the former Joan Cobbold [1902-88], scion of that landed gentry family; and married 7 December, 1950, Virginia Hoare[1927-2001], scion of that landed gentry family, by whom he had issie, two sons, Alastair [born 7 Nov, 1958], and George [born 16 Feb, 1962], and a daughter, Amanda [born 19 Dec, 1956].

Michael Watson was a grandson of the 1st Baron Manton [1873-1922].

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Sir William Reardon-Smith, 4th Baronet 1937-2022

 Sir William Antony John Reardon-Smith, 4th Baronet, died 8 June, 2022. He was 84, 

Sir William was born 20 June, 1937, son of Sir William Reardon Reardon-Smith, 3rd Baronet [1911-95], and his 1st wife the former Nesta Florence Phillips [who died as result of an accident, 9 Sept, 1959]; and succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father, 13 June, 1995.

He married 4 Aug, 1962, Susan Wight Gibson, daughter of Henry Wight Gibson,  by whom he had issue. The baronetcy now devolves upon his eldest son, William Nicholas Henry, who was born 10 June, 1963.

The baronetcy was created in 1920, for his ancestor, another Sir William, a shipowner.

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Thursday, June 09, 2022

Revel Sarah Albert [nee Guest] 1931-2022

 Revel Sarah Albert, OBE [nee Guest], the film producer, who died 8 June, 2022, aged 90, was a sion of the Barons Wimborne, and a cousin of Sir Winston Churchill.

She was born 14 September, 1931, daughter of the Hon Oscar Montague Guest [1888-1958], and his wife the former Kathleen Susan Paterson [1902-81]; and married 22 Aug, 1963, Robert Alan Albert, son of James Albert, wby whom she had issue, a son, Justin [born 19 Feb, 1965], and a daughter, Corisande [born 10 Mar 1967].

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Bowen/Pantin engagement

 The engagement was announced 11 June, 2022, between Sir George Edward Michael Bowen, 5th Baronet [born 27 December, 1987], son of the late Sir Mark Edward Mortimer Bowen, 4th Baronet [1958-2014], and Lady Bowen [nee Kerry Tessa Moriarty], of London, & Katherine Fretigny Pantin [born 1992], daughter of David F. Pantin, of London, and his wife the former Lorraine B. Mosley.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Gabrielle De Trafford [nee Boone] [died 2022]

 Gabrielle De Trafford [nee Boone], died 1 June, 2022.

She was the former Gabrielle Boone, daughter of Major Ronald Edward Boone [1912-1997], of Rockcliffe House, Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, and his wife Susan Margaret Rose Kennard [1915-82], of the Kennard baronets; and married 24 September, 1966, Anthony Charles Everard De Trafford [1935-2018], scion of the baronets of that name, son of Hubert Edmund Francis De Trafford [1893-1974], and his wife the Hon Cecilia Victoria Strickland [1897-1982], daughter of the 1st [and last] Baron Strickland [1861-1940].

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James Spearman 1964-2022

 James Spearman, who died 5 June, 2022, aged 57, was a scion of the Spearman baronets.

He was born 6 November, 1964, fourth son of Sir Alexander Cadwallader Mainwaring Spearman, Kt [1901-82], sometime Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby, and his 2nd wife the former Diana Josephine Ward [1921-2004], scion of the Ward baronets.

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Honor Gladstone [born 2022]

 Evelyn Louise Gladstone [nee Milligan, born 1983], wife of John Berenger Gladstone [born 3 March, 1983], scion of the Gladstone landed family of Capenoch, gave birth to a daughter, Honor, 19 May, 2022, a sister for Isla Clementine [born 19 Jan 2012], and twins William and Cecily [born 6 Nov, 2013].

Evelyn Gladstone is a daughter of Iain Anstruther Milligan, QC [born 1950], and his wife the former Zara Ann Louise Spearman [born 27 May, 1956], scion of the Spearman baronets.

John Berenger Gladstone is a son of Robert Hamilton Gladstone [born 17 July, 1953], head of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Margaret Jane Bradford [born 6 Dec, 1953], scion of the Bradford baronets.

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Haldane/Bell engagement

 The engagement was announced 8 June, 2022, between Alexander Robert Haldane [born 1995], son of Robert Mungo John Haldane [born 21 June, 1952], of Auchterarder, Perthshire, scion of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Elizabeth Marion Eyres [born 1955], scion of that landed gentry family, and Leonora Ianthe Bell [born 10 June, 1995], daughter of Timothy Francis Bell, of Swinbrook, co Oxford, and his wife the former Eliza Fitzalan-Howard [born 17 November, 1964], scion of the Dukes of Norfolk.

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Sir Henry Charles Grattan-Bellew, 5th Baronet 1933-2022

 Sir Henry Grattan-Bellew, 5th Baronet, died 5 June, 2022. He was 89.

Sir Henry was born 12 May, 1933, son of Lt.-Col. Sir Charles Christopher Grattan-Bellew, 4th Baronet [1887-1948], and his wife the former Maureen Peyton Segrave, daughter of Sir Thomas Segrave; and was a baronet for 73 years having succeeded his father, 6 November, 1948. 

He was three times wed, firstly, 27 April, 1956 [div 1966], to Naomi Morgan, daughter of Dr Charles Cyril Morgan; married 2ndly, 1967 [div 1974] Gillian Hulley; married 3rdly, 1978, Elzabe Amy Body, daughter of Henry Gilbert Body. 

He is succeeded in the baronetcy by the only son of his second wife, Patrick Charles, born 7 Dec, 1971.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Antony Francis [Tony] Barrow 1937-2022

 Antony Francis Barrow, who died 6 June, 2022, was a scion of the Barrow baronets.

He was born in 1937, second son of Alfred Francis Lendon Barrow [1904-89], and his wife the former Ruth Mary Milsum [1914-2010]; and married in 1962, Alexa Skelton, daughter of Raleigh Skelton, by whom he had issue, a son, Kevin [born 1963], and a daughter, Katherine [born 1965].

Sir Francis Barrow, 4th Baronet > Alfred Barrow > Antony Barrow [d 2022]

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Count Manfredi della Gherardesca 1961-2022

Count Manfredi della Gherardesca, who died 31 May, 2022, aged 60, at home at Castagneto Carducci, Italy, was the son of Count Palatine Guelfo della Gherardesca.

He was born in Florence, 5 Aug, 1961, and married at the Brompton Oratory, 26 September, 1998,  Maria Theodora Marjorie Grafin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Scharffeneck [aka Dora Löewenstein] [born 11 July, 1966], daughter of Rupert Prinz zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Scharffeneck  [1933-2014], who assumed the title Prinz zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, and his wife the former Josephine Lowry-Corry [born 26 Jan, 1931], scion of the Earls of Belmore. Prinz Rupert was the long-time financial manager of The Rolling Stones.

Manfredi della Gherardesca began his career in the art world as director of the L’Antiquaire & the Connoisseur Gallery in New York, followed by stints at Citibank’s private art advisory wing and as chairman of Sotheby’s Italy. He established MDG Fine Arts in London in 2000, and brought collectors together with galleries, institutions and auction houses. In 2016 he expanded into design and interiors, and he arranged a number of exclusive properties. He later ran his own art and design consultancy to help others navigate the maze that is the contemporary art market. He was also an art curator.

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Alfred Lionel Yonge-Clarke [born 2022]

 Charlotte Emma Rosealeen Yonge-Clarke [nee Yonge, born 1988], wife of Thomas Richard [Tom] Yonge-Clarke [born 1988], gave birth to a son, Alfred Lionel, 11 May, 2022.

Tom is a son of Timothy Clarke and his wife the former Emma Murdoch. Charlotte is a daughter of Nicholas Patrick Yonge [born 1951], scion of that landed family, and his wife the Hon [Victoria] Sally Cooke [born 1956], daughter of the life peer the Baron Cooke of Islandreagh, OBE, DL [1920-2007], and his wife the former Alison Sheila Casement [1923-2015], scion of that landed gentry family.

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Monday, June 06, 2022

Ann Allen [née Roberts] 1936-2022]

 Ann Allen [née Roberts], who died 19 May, 2022, aged 85, was a scion of the Roberts baronets.

She was born 24 May, 1936, daughter of William Denby Roberts [1909-1966], and his wife the former Helen Fyans Fenwick [1910-1962]; and married 20 May, 1967, Richard Staines Allen [b 1930], by whom she had a son, Adrian [born 12 Nov, 1967], and two daughters, Alison [b 9 Jul 1975], and Sophie [b 18 Jul 1979].

Sir James Roberts, 1st Bt > Bertram Roberts > William Denby Roberts > Ann Roberts [ d 2022]

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Lieutenant-Col. Patrick Charles Coote Kaye [1938-2022]

 Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Charles Coote Kaye,who died 26 May, 2022, aged 83, was descended from the Coote baronets.

He was born 17 July, 1938, son of Major Ronald Lesley Downing Kaye [1899-1982], and his wife the former Evelyn Gertrude Eyre Coote [1900-1960]; and married 1965, Fay Elizabeth Mew[born 1939], daughter of Joseph Harrie Mew [1901-1982], and his wife the former Joan Cecil Gold Watney [1911-1982], scion of that landed brewing family, by whom he had two sons, James and Ben.

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Albie Oliver Bewley Macpherson [born 2022]

 Rosie Jean B. Macpherson [née Atkinson, born 1989], wife of Charles Edward Ian Macpherson [born 1989], gave birth to a son, Albie Oliver Bewley, 24 May, 2022, a brother for Milo, who was born in 2020.

Rosie is a daughter of Nigel Atkinson. Charles Macpherson is a son of Nigel Charles Blake Macpherson, and his wife the former Georgina Lily Fleur Mountain [born 1 Aug, 1959], scion of the Mountain baronets, daughter of Sir Denis Mountain, 3rd Baronet [1929-2005].

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Jane Taylor Hoyer Millar 1931-2022

 Jane Taylor Hoyer Millar [née Aldington], died 20 May, 2022.

She was born in 1931 a daughter of Colonel Harold John Aldington [1902-1976], of Henley-on-Thames, and his wife the former Ivy Margaret Taylor [1902-66]; and married 1956, Gurth Christian Hoyer Millar [1928-2014], kinsman of the Barons Inchyra, son of Major Edward George Hoyer Millar [1900-1949], by his wife the former Phyllis Edith Amy Wace [1900-57], scion of that landed gentry family, by whom she had two sons and a daughter.

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Lila Alice Colquhoun [born 2022]

 _. Abby Colquhoun [nee Charles, born 1982], wife of Andrew John Colquhoun [born 1983], descended from the Greenwell baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Lila Alice, 27 May, 2022, a sister for Angus Michael Alastair, who was born 30 April, 2021.

Abby is a daughter of Michael R. Charles, of Thorpe Satchville, Leicestershire.

Andrew Colquhoun is a son of Alastair Peter Colquhoun [born 3 May, 1941], of Winchester, Hampshire, and his wife the former Elisabeth Stanning.

Sir Bernard Greenwell, 2nd Baronet [1874-1939] > Ruth Greenwell [1916-2003] > Alastair Colquhoun [b 1941] > Andrew Colquhoun [b 1982] > Angus Colquhoun [b 2021]

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The 3rd Baron Swinfen 1938-2022

 Lord Swinfen, the 3rd Baron, died 5 June, 2022. He was 83.

Lord Swinfen was one of the 42 hereditary peers elected to the House of Lords following the Blair reforms of 1999.

Roger Mynors Swinfen Eady was born 14 December, 1938, son of the 2nd Baron [1904-1977], and his 1st wife the former Mary Aline Farmar [died 30 Dec, 2002]; and succeeded to the peerage on the death of his father, 19 March, 1977.

The peerage was created in 1919 for his grandfather Charles Eady, a Lord Justice of Appeal 1913-18, and Master of the Rolls, 1918-1919, who died  a couple of weeks after his peerage had been conferred.

The 3rd Baron married 24 October, 1962, Patricia Anne Blackmore, daughter of Frank Blackmore, of Dundrum, co Dublin, by whom he had issue a son, Charles, and three daughters, Georgina, Katherine and Arabella. The son, the Hon Charles Roger Peregrine Swinfen Eady, who was born 8 March, 1971, now succeeds to the peerage.

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Friday, June 03, 2022

Polhill/Halmshaw engagement

 The engagement was announced 3 June, 2022, between Harry Nathaniel Frederick Polhill [born Aug 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Julian Arthur George Polhill [born 1956], of Renhold, Bedfordshire, head of that family, and Mrs Claire Polhill [nee Johnson], of Keysoe, Bedfordshire, & Eloise Victoria Halmshaw [born 1990], daughter of Christopher Cole Halmshaw [born 1954], of Redbourne, Lincolnshire, and his wife the former Victoria Elizabeth Wardell [born 1954].

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Polhill/Halmshaw engagement

 The engagement was announced 3 June, 2022, between Harry Nathaniel Frederick Polhill [born Aug, 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Julian Arthur George Polhill [born 1956], of Renhold, Bedfordshire, and Mrs Claire Polhill [nee Johnson], of Keysoe, Bedfordshire, and Eloise Victoria Halmshaw [born 1990], daughter of Christopher Cole Halmshaw [born Oct 1954], of Redbourne, Lincolnshire, and his wife the former Victoria Elizabeth Wardell [born Feb 1954].

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Thursday, June 02, 2022

Duchess of Cornwall has been invested as a Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter

  The Duchess of Cornwall was received by The Queen June 1, 2022, when Her Majesty invested Her Royal Highness with the Insignia of a Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

It was announced on 1 January, 2022, that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall was to become a Royal Lady of the Most Noble of the Garter. 

The appointment of Camilla to England's highest order of chivalry is a clear indication of the Queen's trust and confidence in her daughter-in-law. No wife of an heir to the throne has been so honoured in modern times. Recent tradition has seen the honour bestowed only on the Queen Consort.

In 1901 King Edward VII broke with tradition and gave the Garter to his wife, Queen Alexandra, in the days immediately after succeeding to the throne. Edward's son, King George V followed his father's example, and gave the Garter to his wife Queen Mary, when he succeeded to the throne in 1910. King George VI in turn bestowed the honour upon his Queen, the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, when he succeeded his brother following the abdication in 1936.

Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, later Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was given the Garter on the eve of his marriage to the then Princess Elizabeth, in November, 1947. Camilla's honour comes almost 17 years after her marriage to the Prince of Wales.

This mark of the Queen's favour comes six years after she appointed Camilla to the Privy Council, also an unprecedented move. It is believed that the Queen honoured her daughter-in-law in order to ensure that Camilla would be be enabled to attend an Accession Council, and thereby present to see her husband take the oath as King following the Queen's death.

'Garter Day' in June usually precedes the start of Royal Ascot. Camilla will join the ranks of royal Knights/ladies, including the Princess Royal, appointed in 1994, and the Queen's cousin, Princess Alexandra, appointed in 2003, the Dukes of Kent, Gloucester, York and Cambridge, and the the Earl of Wessex and Forfar. Prince Harry, a Knight of the Royal Victorian Order, is not a KG.

It has not been announced whether the Duchess of Cornwall will use the postnominals LG [for Lady of the Garter] or KG [for Knight of the Garter]. The Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra chose to use 'KG'.

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Frederick Lloyd Wilmoth [born 2022]

 Charlotte Wilmoth [nee Hearn], wife of George James Wilmoth [born 27 February, 1980], gave birth to a son, Frederick Lloyd, 25 May, 2022, a brother for Oscar Logan, who was born 28 February, 2020.

George Wilmoth is a son of Charles John Maitland Wilmoth, and his wife the former Fiona Susan Scott-Bowden [born 14 Oct, 1952], descended from the Price baronets.

Sir Francis Rose Price, 5th Baronet > Helen Joyce Price > Fiona Susan Scott-Bowden > George Wilmoth > Frederick Wilmoth

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Bevan/Ffennell engagement

 Th engagement was announced 1 June, 2022, between Hector H. Bevan, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Hugh Bevan, of Farringdon, Hampshire, and Georgina E.C. Ffennell [born 1992], younger daughter of Simon Walter Hugh Ffennell [born 10 De, 1956], descended from the Earls of Harrowby, and his wife the former Lucinda Mary Ringrose-Voase [born 20 June, 1961], scion of that landed gentry family.

Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby >  Hon Frederick Dudley Ryder > Rev Algernon Dudley Ryder > Lt Col Hugh Dudley Ryder > Jane Christine Ryder > Simon Ffennell > Georgina Ffennell

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