Saturday, July 30, 2022

Lavinia Matilda Gill [born 2022]

 Miranda Brodie Gill [born 1987, nee Hadsley-Chaplin], wife of Richard Gill, gave birth to a daughter, Lavinia Matilda, at San Antonio, Texas, 22 July, 2022.

Miranda is a daughter of Mark Hadsley-Chaplin and his former wife, the former Lavinia Brodie Henderson [born 9 May, 1962, who, in 2014, married James Newman Gilbey [born 4 Oct, 1956], scion of the Gilbey baronets].

The infant is descended from the Cayzer baronets:-

Admiral Sir Charles Madden, 1st Baronet > Conn Madden > Ian Brodie Henderson > Lavinia Brodie Henderson > Miranda Hadsley-Chaplin > Lavinia Matilda Gill

James Gilbey, step-grandfather of the child, was the close friend of Diana, Princess of Wales, central figure in the Squidgygate Affair, re the pre-1990 telephone conversations between the princess and Mr Gilbey. During the calls Mr Gilbey refered to Diana as "Squidgy" or "Squidge"


Pia Isabel May Turner [born 2022]

 Camilla Alice Louise Turner [born 1991, nee Jessel], wife of Oliver Turner, gave birth to a daughter, Pia Isabel May, 11 July, 2022.

Camilla is a scion of the Jessel baronets, daughter of Mr Alastair John Jessel [born 1959], of Pembury, Kent, by his former wife the former Gail Alexandra Partridge [now Mrs Peter Hall, of Marden, Kent].

Oliver Turner is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Turner, of Bushey Heath, Herts.

Camilla Jessel is a granddaughter of Sir Charles Jessel, 3rd Baronet.


Nettlefold/Byrne engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 July, 2022, between Mr [Frederick John] James Nettlefold [born 1991], son of Mr John Frederick de Villiers [Johnnie] Nettlefold [born 31 October, 1957], of Notting Hill, scion of that landed gentry family,and his late wife the former Juliette Rosalind Bruce-Smythe [1960-2005], and Miss Pippa F. Byrne, daughter of the late Patrick Byrne, and Mrs Fiona Byrne, of Taunton, Somerset.

James Nettlefold is a grandson of Frederick Nettlefold [1927-2003], and his 2nd wife the former Anne Winston Roberts.


Amster/Newman engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 July, 2022, between Christopher James Amster [born 1985], only son of Rodney G. Amster [born 1950], of Reigate, Surrey, and his wife the former Jacqueline M.A. George [born 1951], & Louisa Bridget Newman [born 1990], youngest daughter of Sir Geoffrey Robert Newman, 6th Baronet [born 2 June, 1947], of Dartmouth, co Devon, and his wife the former Mary Elizabeth Gibbs [born 28 March, 1951].


Whale/Dobbs engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 July, 2022, between Harry Nicholas Whale [born 1989], eldest son of Nicholas A. Whale [born 1963], of Warwickshire, and Mrs Boo Whale [nee Jacqueline C.E. Mann, born 1965], of Warwickshire, and Louisa Valla Joan Dobbs [born 1992], eldest daughter of Richard Francis Andrew Dobbs [born 28 May, 1955], of Carrickfergus, County Andtrim, and his late former wife the Lady Elizabeth Jane Alexander [1962-2017, later wife of Dr Fitzroy Gillespie], daughter of the 6th Earl of Caledon [1920-1980].


Friday, July 29, 2022

Williams/Graham engagement

The engagement was announced 23 July, 2022, between Christopher D. Williams, son of Dr David Williams and the late Dr Julie Friend, of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, & Jennie Alexandra Cameron Graham [born 14 July, 1993], scion of the Dukes of Montrose, third daughter of Lord Donald Alasdair Graham [ born 28 Oct, 1956], and his wife the former Bride Donalda Elspeth Cameron [born 15 Oct, 1956], scion of the Camerons of Lochiel.

Jennie Graham is a granddaughter of the late 7th Duke of Montrose [1907-1992].



Coates/Stanley engagement

 The engagement was announced 29 July, 2022, between Tristram St John R. Coates [born 1994], younger son of Nicholas John Coates, of Northington House, Overton, and his wife the former Virginia Anne Julia Frances de Stacpoole [born 28 January, 1963], scion of that Irish landed gentry family who hold a Papal dukedom, & [Portia Ruth] Isobel Stanley [born 19 April, 1995], scion of the Earls of Derby, only daughter of the Hon Peter Hugh Charles Stanley, DL [born 4 March, 1964], of New England Stud, Newmarket, & his wife the former Hon Frances Caroline Burke Roche, DL [born 31 March, 1965], daughter of the late 5th Baron Fermoy [1939-1984].

In Aug 2021 Tristram's elder brother, Jolyon [b 21 May, 1992], announced his engagement to Isabel Rose [Wizz] Douglas-Hamilton [born 1991], a granddaughter paternally of the 14th Duke of Hamilton [1903-73].

The bride-to-be is a second cousin of the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex. Her grandfather, the late Lord Fermoy, was a brother of the Hon Mrs Frances Shand Kydd [1936-2004], mother of Diana, Princess of Wales [1961-97].


Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG 1944-2022

 Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG, who died 27 July 2022, aged 78, was a former diplomat who served as the Ambassador to the United States (1997–2003), Ambassador to Germany (1997), and the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission (2003–2009). He 1stly, 1976, Francois Elizabeth Winskill, daughter of Air Commodore Sir Archibald [Archie] Winskill, KCVO, CBE, DFC [1917-2005], sometime captain of The Queen's Flight; he married 2ndly, in Oct, 1997, Catherine Irene Jacqueline Laylle, CBE [born 26 January, 1953], businesswoman, who was appointed CBE in 2012, and in 2018, was raised to the peerage of life as Baroness Meyer, of Nine Elms in the London Borough of Wandsworth. 


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Rev. Edward George Longman 1935-2022

 The Rev. Edward George Longman died 9 July, 2022, aged 87. He was born in 1935, son of George Frederick Norton Longman [1908-1965], and his wife the former Mary Osborn Barber [1904-1997]; married 27 May, 1961, Rose Eleanor Arthur [born 22 March, 1931], scion of the Arthur baronets, daughter of the Rev John Sigismund Arthur [1897-1974], and his wife the former Constance Mary Farquhar Sladen [1899-1980], by whom he had issue, three sons, Harold [b 4 Mar 1962], Peter [b 2 Aug 1965], and George [b 7 Mar 1969], and a daughter, Anna [b 2 Aug 1963].


Sir Patrick Hodson, 7th Baronet 1934-2022

 Sir Patrick Hodson, 7th Baronet, died 21 July, 2022. He was 87, and succeeded to the title earlier this year on the death of his elder brother.

Patrick Richard Hodson was born 27 November, 1934, second son of Sir Edmond Hodson, 5th Baronet [1893-1972], and his wife the former Anne Elizabeth Adderley Cradock [1910-1984]; and succeeded to the baronetcy [cr Ireland 1789], on 8 April, 2022, on the death of his elder brother, Sir Michael Hodson, 6th Baronet [1932-2022].

He married 8 April, 1961, June Shepherd-Cross, daughter of Herbert Michael Shepherd-Cross, by whom he had issue, three sons, Mark, James, and Rupert. The eldest son, Mark Adair Hodson, who succeeds to the baronetcy, was born 9 Apr, 1964. He married in 1991, Kathleen Mary Florence Bissill, a granddaughter maternally of the 3rd Baron Nunburnholme.


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Louise Anne Booth-Jones [nee Edwards] 1926-2022

 Louise Anne Booth-Jones [nee Edwards], who died 19 July, 2022, aged 96, was descended maternally from the McCorquodale landed gentry family.

She was born in 1926, the daughter of Colonel Guy Jannion Edwards, DSO,MC [1881-1962], and his wife the former Janet McCorquodale [1895-1940], and married 2 October, 1951 [div] Major Charles Vernon Colville Booth-Jones [1928-2009], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Major Thomas Vernon Booth-Jones [1896-1966], and his wife the former Margaret Wallace Colville [1896-1984], scion of that landed gentry family, by whom she had issue, a son, Roderick [b 19 Sept, 1954], and a daughter, Thalia [b 2 Dec, 1952].


Arbuthnot/Cranley engagement

The engagement was announced 26 July, 2022, between the Hon Alexander Broadbent Arbuthnot [born 1986], son of the life peer the Baron Arbuthnot of Edrom, PC [born 4 Aug, 1952], scion of the Arbuthnot baronets, and his wife the former Emma Louise Broadbent [born 1959] [now Baroness Arbuthnot of Edrom, DBE],  and Caroline Anne Cranley [born 1989]. daughter of Dr John J Cranley and his wife the former Julie A.T. Whittaker [born 1957].


The Baroness Jenkin of Roding 1928-2022

 The Baroness Jenkin of Roding, wo died 18 July, 2022, aged 94, was the widow of Conservative politician and life peer, the Baron Jenkin of Roding, PC [1926-2016].

She was the former Alison Monica Graham, born in 1928, scion of an Irish landed family, the eldest daughter of Capt Philip Skelton Graham [1882-1965], and his wife the former Alison Florence Alexandra Christison [1901-96], scion of the baronets of that name; and married in 1952, the then [Charles] Patrick Fleming Jenkin [born 7 Sept, 1926], son of Charles O.F. Jenkin,of Gerrads Cross, Buckinghamshire. 

Her husband was Conservative MP for Wanstead and Woodford 1964-87, Front Bench Spokesman on Treasury, Trade & Finance 1965-70; Financial Secretary to the Treasury in Edward Heath's administration, 1970-72, Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1972-74; Minister for Energy Jan-Mar 1974; Shadow Spokesman on Energy 1974-76, and on Social Services 1976-79, Secretary of State for Social Services in Margaret Thatcher's administration, 1979-81, Secretary of State for Industry 1981-83, and DoE 1983-85. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1973, created a life peer in 1987, as Baron Jenkin of Roding, of Wanstead and Woodford in Greater London. He died 20 December, 2016.

Lady Jenkin of Roding leaves issue, two sons, Rev the Hon Charles Jenkin [born 1954], the Hon Sir Bernard Jenkin, MP [born 1959], and two daughters, the Hon Nicola Mary [born 1956], and the Hon Flora Margaret [born 1962].

The funeral takes place 3 Aug, 2022, at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds.

The Baroness Finsberg [died 2022]

 The Baroness Finsberg, who died 15 July, 2022, was the widow of the Conservative politician and life peer the Baron Finsberg [1926-96].

She was the former [Yvonne] Elizabeth Wright, daughter of Albert Wright, of Strabane, County Donegal, and married firstly, in 1967, Michael Z. Sarch, by whom she had two sons, Patrick Albert J Sarch [born 1969]  & Adam Ferdinand Sarch [born 1970]. She married 2ndly, in 1990, as his second wife, Geoffrey Finsberg, MP, MBE [born 13 June, 1926], then Conservative MP for Hampstead & Highgate. Finsberg retired from the Commons in 1992 and was in that year elevated to the peerage for life as Baron Finsberg, of Hampstead, in the London Borough of Camden. He died in Stockholm, 8 Oct, 1996, aged 70, without issue.

A Memorial Service for Lady Finsberg is to take place at St Mary's Church, Fairford, Gloucestershire, on 28 July, 2022.


Monday, July 25, 2022

The Baron Trimble, PC 1944-2022

 The Baron Trimble, PC, life peer, politician, who as David Trimble, was the first First Minister of Northern Ireland from 1998 to 2002, and the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) from 1995 to 2005, died 25 July, 2022. He was 77.

William David Trimble was born 15 October, 1944, son of William and Ivy Trimble, and married in 1978, Daphne Orr, by whom he had two sons and two daughters.

He was educated at Bangor Grammar School, and Queen's University, Belfast.

He was Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1969. Ulster Unionist MP for Upper Bann from May, 1990 to 2005, and the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Upper Bann from 1998 to 2007. In 2006, he was made a life peer in the House of Lords and a year later left the UUP to join the Conservative Party.

Trimble began his career teaching law at The Queen's University of Belfast in the 1970s, during which time he began to get involved with the paramilitary-linked Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party. He was elected to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention in 1975, and joined the UUP in 1978 after the VPUP disbanded. Remaining at Queen's University, he continued his academic career until being elected as the MP for Upper Bann in 1990. In 1995 he was unexpectedly elected as the leader of the UUP. He was instrumental in the negotiations that led to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and (along with John Hume) won the Nobel Peace Prize that year for his efforts. He was later elected to become the first First Minister of Northern Ireland, although his tenure was turbulent and frequently interrupted by disagreements over the timetable for Provisional Irish Republican Army decommissioning.

After being defeated at the 2005 general election, Trimble resigned the leadership of the UUP soon afterwards. In June 2006, he accepted a life peerage in the House of Lords, taking the title of Baron Trimble, of Lisnagarvey in the County of Antrim. He did not stand again for the Assembly, which finally reconvened in 2007, instead leaving the UUP to join the Conservative Party.

Lord Trimble was Sworn of the Privy Council in 1998.


Crawford/Chin engagement

 The engagement was announced 26 July, 2022, between Mark Andrew Frederick Crawford [born 1990], son of [Jeremy] Patrick Stewart Crawford, CB [born 1952], and Charlotte Elizabeth Cecily Burnaby-Atkins [born 10 Nov, 1952], of Oaksey, Wiltshire, and Octavia Chin [born circa 1991], daughter of Allan Chin and Mrs Nicky Lee, of Kentish Town, London.

Mark Crawford descends from the Burnaby family of Baggrave Hall, co Leicester, and is a fifth cousin once removed of HM The Queen. 


Saturday, July 23, 2022

Dru/Mountbatten marriage

 The marriage took place 23 July, 2022, at Winchester Cathedral, between Alexander Bernard Molyneux Dru [born 25 August, 1991], son of Bernard Auberon Alexander Dru [born 29 December, 1951], of Bickham, Somerset, and his wife the former Catherine Margaret Norden [born 1960], and the Lady Tatiana Helen Georgia Mountbatten [born 16 April, 1990], scion of the Marquesses of Milford Haven and descended from Queen Victoria, daughter of the 4th Marquess of Milford Haven [born 6 June, 1961], and his first wife the former Sarah Georgina Walker [born 1961, now Lady Spencer, of Alresford].

Royal Lineage of the bride :-

HM Queen Victoria > Princess Alice > Victoria of Hesse > George, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven > David, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven > George, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven > Lady Tatiana Mountbatten

Dru descent from the Earls of Carnarvon:-

The 4th Earl of Carnarvon > Hon Aubrey Herbert > Gabriel Mary Hermione Herbert > Bernard Dru > Alick Dru

Martin Smith/Stephens engagement

The engagement was announced 23 July, 2022, between Everard Christopher Martin Smith [born 8 January, 1995], scion of the Smith of Midhurst landed gentry family, son of Jonathan [Johnny] Martin Smith [born 15 January, 1959], of Cornish Hall End, Essex, and his wife the former Sally Anne I. Mossop [born 1954], & Marina Rosamond Stephens [born 1994], daughter of Peter Francis Howard Stephens [born 1955], of Old Somerby, Lincolnshire, and his wife the former Veronica Jane Somerset Dean [born 12 September, 1958], descended from the Dukes of Beaufort and Barons Raglan.

George Somerset, 3rd Baron Raglan > Hon Nigel FitzRoy > Susan Mary Somerset > Veronica Dean >Marina Stephens


Peacock/Scott engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 July, 2022, between Steven R. Peacock, son of Mr & Mrs Ian Peacock, of Durham, County Durham, and Oenone Jennifer Katharine Scott [born 16 February, 1992], elder daughter of Sir Christopher James Scott, 4th Baronet [born 16 January, 1955], of Yews, Windermere, Cumbria, and his wife the former Emma Jane Boxhall [born 1961].


Friday, July 22, 2022

Elizabeth Margaret Johnston [nee Whigham] [died 2022]

 Elizabeth Margaret Johnston [nee Whigham], died 9 July, 2022. She was a daughter of Walter Henry Whigham [1919-73], and his wife the former Lois Mary Sassen [who died 2011], and was a first cousin once removed of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll [1912-93]; married 12 September, 1964, Raymond Ian Johnston [1935-2014], scion of the landed family of that name, of Lesmurdie, son of Capt Kenneth Arthur William Johnston [1906-1987], and his wife the former Nora Honor Ramsay [1911-90], scion of the Ramsay baronets, of Balmain, by whom she had issue, a son, Euan [born 8 June, 1971], and two daughters, Marietta [born 13 Nov, 1966], and Katrina [born 21 Nov, 1968].


Anthony William Molesworth-St Aubyn 1936-2022

Anthony William Molesworth-St Aubyn, who died 13 July, 2022, aged 85, was a scion of the baronets of that name.

He was born 19 December, 1936, son of of Guy William Molesworth-St Aubyn [1904-1981], and his wife the former Catherine Hargreaves [1903-79]; and married 3 Apr, 1964, Mary Evelyn Meiklejohn [born 1942], daughter of Kenneth Matthew Meiklejohn [1915-1998], and his wife the former Margaret Constance Bovill [1911-2001], by whom he had a son, Charles [born 18 Apr 1966], and Anna [born 24 Mar, 1970].


Stewart-Richardson/Evans engagement

The engagement was announced 21 July, 2022, between Rory Neil John Stewart-Richardson, scion of the baronets of that name, son of Michael Peter Alastair Stewart-Richardson [born 12 March, 1957], of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, and his former wife, the former Amanda Baker [now Mrs Robert Mackintosh, of Milborne Wick, Dorset], and Dani L. Evans, younger daughter of Mr Richard Evans, of Clutton, Somerset, and Ms Melissa Evans, of Woollard, Somerset.


O'Neill/Waterbury engagement

The engagement was announced 21 July, 2022, between the Hon François Hugh Nial O'Neill [born 26 June, 1984], son and heir of the 3rd Baron Rathcavan [born 14 June, 1939], of Cleggan Lodge, Ballymena, County Antrim, and his wife the former Sylvie Marie-Thérèse Wichard, & Lydia Anne Waterbury [born 1986], daughter of the late Richard Colin Waterbury and Mrs Richard Waterbury [nee O'Sullivan], of Chelsea, London.


Christopher John Oldfield 1986-2022

 Christopher John Oldfield, who died in Spain, 9 July, 2022, aged 35, was a grandson maternally of the late 2nd Viscount Davidson.

He was born in 1986, son of Richard John Oldfield [born 1955], and his wife the former Hon Alexandra Frances Margaret Davidson [1957-95], daughter of the 2nd Viscount Davidson [1928-2012]. He married in 2018, Angelica [Angie] Ishbel Fraser [born 1987], scion of the Lords Lovat, daughter of Christopher James [Kit] Fraser [born 25 July, 1954], and his wife the former Sarah Louise Gladwin [born 1960], by whom he had issue, Esther Alexandra F. Oldfield [born 2019], and a stepson, Finlay [Finn] [born 2013].


Rory James Dollar Peto [born 2022]

 Isabella Peto [nee Deterding], wife of Roland Harry Morton [Roly] Peto [born 28 Oct, 1982], scion of the Peto baronets, gave birth to a son, Rory James Dollar, 12 July, 2022.

Isabella is a daughter of Nicholas Charles Deterding [born 1959], of Field Dalling, Norfolk, and his wife the former Emma S. Dollar [born 1964]. Roly Peto is a son of Major William Gurth Peto [born 6 February, 1949], of Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire, and his late wife the former Alice Caroline [Carrie] Turner.

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


Lee/Bourke-Borrowes engagement

The engagement was announced 19 July, 2022, between Philip Graham Lee, son of Geoffrey Lee, of Wallingford, and Mrs Jacqueline Stamper, of Blewbury, and Thea Anne Bourke-Borrowes [born 7 Aug, 1986], descended from the Earls of Mayo, daughter of Kildare Hubert Bourke-Borrowes [born 20 Sept, 1942], of North Aston, co Oxford, and his wife the former Sarah Louise McCready.


Francis Richard Leigh-Pemberton [born 2022]

 The Hon Miranda Mary Leigh-Pemberton [born 19 May, 1987, nee Fletcher-Vane], wife of Arthur Evelyn Leigh-Pemberton [born 1989], and scion of the Barons Inglewood, gave birth to a son, Francis Richard, 16 May, 2022.

Miranda is a daughter of the 2nd Baron Inglewood [born 31 July, 1951], of Cumbria, by his wife the former Cressida Pemberton-Pigott, scion of the Pigott landed family.

Arthur, is a grandson paternally of the life peer the Baron Kingsdown, KG [1927-2013], sometime Governor of the Bank of England, scion of that landed gentry family, son of the Hon John David Leigh-Pemberton [born 16 March, 1955], of  Kent, by his wife the former Kathryn Felice Lampard.


Richard Leslie Burnett, MBE 1932-2022

 Richard Leslie Burnett, MBE, concert pianist, scion of the Burnett baronets, died 8 July, 2022. He was 90.

He was born 23 June, 1932, a younger son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Leslie Trew Burnett, 2nd Baronet [1884-1955], and his wife the former Joan Humphrey [died 2 June, 1994]; and married 20 Nov, 1969, Katrina Eveline Hendrey. No issue.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Field Marshal The Baron Inge, KG, GCB, PC, DL 1935-2022

Field Marshal The Lord Inge, KG, GCB, PC, DL, died  20 July 2022, aged 86, was a senior British Army officer. He was the Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, from 1992 to 1994 and then served as Chief of the Defence Staff before retiring in 1997. 

Peter Anthony Inge was born 5 Aug, 1935, son of Raymond Albert Inge and his wife the former Grace Maud Caroline Du Rose, and was educated at Wrekin College, and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

Career: commissioned into the Green Howards in 1956, served in Hong Kong, Malaya, Germany, Libya and the UK; ADC to the GOC 4 Div, 1960-61; Adjutant, 1 Green Howards 1963-64; student Staff College, 1966; MOD 1967-69; Instructor, Staff College 1973-74; Commanding Officer 1 Green Howards, 1974-76; Commandant Junior Div Staff College, 1977-79; Commander, Task Force C/4 Armoured Brigade 1980-81; Chief of Staff, HQ 1 [BR] Corps 1982-83; GOC NE District and Commander 2nd Infantry Div 1984-86; Director Gen, Logistic Policy [Army] MOD 1986-87; Commander Northern Army Group, and Commander in Chief, BAOR, 1989-92; Chief of the General Staff 1992-94; ADC General to Her Majesty the Queen 1991-94; Colonel of The Green Howards, 1982-94; Colonel Commandant, RMP, 1987-92; APTC, 1988-97; Chief of the Defence Staff, 1994-97; Constable of HM Tower of London, 1996-2001.

He was appointed KCB in 1988, advanced to GCB, 1992, and appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in 2001. Sworn of the Privy Council in 2004.

Inge was raised to the peerage for life in 2001 as the Baron Inge, of Richmond in the County of North Yorkshire.

He married in 1960, Letitia Marion Beryl Thornton-Berry [1935-2020], scion of that landed gentry family, by whom he had two daughters, Antonia and Verity.


Monday, July 18, 2022

Patricia Anne Chaffey (nee Egerton-Warburton) 1923-2022

 Patricia Anne Chaffey (nee Egerton-Warburton), died 12 June, 2022, aged 98.

She was born 6 November, 1923, scion of the Egerton baronets, daughter of Horace Grey Egerton-Warburton (1891-1956), and his second wife the former Vera Lake; married 29 January, 1946, Major William Adolphus Chaffey (who died in 1987), son of Maj Frank Augustus Chaffey, by whom she had issue, a son, David (born 13 Oct 1957), and two daughters, Mary (b 25 Nov 1946), and Elizabeth (b 3 Oct, 1949).


Matthew John Michael Somerset Gibbs 1954-2022

 Matthew John Michael Somerset Gibbs died 8 July, 2022, aged 68.

He was born 5 July, 1954, son of Somerset Bryan Gibbs [1926-2021], descended from the Earls of Carrick, and his wife the former Elspeth Pauline Mary Harrington Russi [who died 2019].

He leaves a widow, Anna.

7th Earl of Carrick > Lady Rosamond Butler > Somerset Gibbs > Matthew Gibbs


Wilbur George Townshend [born 2022]

  _. Alice Louisa Townshend [née Campbell-Lamerton, born 1988], wife of Henry Roscoe [Harry] Townshend [born 1984], gave birth to a son, Wilbur George, 30 June, 2022, a brother for Florence Olivia, born 5 Feb, 2019, and for Jemima Sophia, who was born 25 September, 2020.

Harry Townshend is a son of James Reginald Townshend [born 1954], by his 1st wife the former Olivia Mora Matthey [1957-2009], and Alice is a daughter of Jeremy Campbell-Lamerton, by his wife the former Mary Louise Thorneycroft [born 1961], descended maternally from the Poland of Bramshott landed gentry family, and the Barons Stafford.


Saturday, July 16, 2022

Fitzgerald-Lombard/Sheridan engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 July, 2022, between Benjamin Alexander Barry Fitzgerald-Lombard [born 1995], scion of that Irish landed gentry family, son of Geoffrey Peter Barry Fitzgerald-Lombard [born 1944], of Norwich, and Mrs Fitzgerald-Lombard, and Araminta Clementine Rose Sheridan [born 4 May, 1990], daughter of Michael John Eraut Sheridan [born 1956], of Blaston, Leicestershire, and his wife the former Julien Elizabeth Lant.


Bennett/Haining engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 July, 2022, between Jonathan Ronald Sebastian Bennett [born 1991], descended from the Bazley and Barwick baronets, only son of Henry Christopher Bennett [born 26 June, 1946], of Linton, Cambridgeshire, and his wife the former Sarah Margaret Diana Bowles [born 9 July, 1949], & Saskia Julia Eastwood Haining [born 26 March, 1992], younger daughter of Andrew Haining [born 1959], of Jerbourg, Guernsey, and his wife the former Alexandra Caroline Mackay White [born 1961].

Sir Thomas Bazley, 2nd Bt > Gardner Bazley > Rachel Constance Bazley > Henry Christopher Bennett > Jonathan Bennett

Sir John Barwick, 1st Baronet > George Short Barwick > Diana Barwick > Sarah Bowles > Jonathan Bennett


Sir John Simon Stracey, 9th Baronet 1938-2022

 Sir John Stracey, 9th Baronet, died 5 July, 2022. He was 83.

John Simon Stracey was born 30 November, 1938, son of Capt Algernon Augustus Henry Stracey [1873-1941], and his wife the former Olive Beryl Radclyffe [1905-72], and succeeded to the baronetcy 25 September, 1971, on the death of his cousin, Sir Michael Stracey, 8th Bt [1911-71]. The baronetcy was created in 1818.

He married 30 March, 1968, Martha Maria Egger, daughter of Johann Egger, of Innsbruck, Austria, by whom he had two daughters, Daniela [born 1968], and Nadja [born 1973].

The baronetcy now passes to his second cousin once removed, Rupert Stracey, who was born 28 May, 1951.


Jude Geoffrey Justin Neville [born 2022]

 Beatrice Rosamond Crawley Neville [born 4 Apr, 1994, nee Smith], wife of George Titus C. Neville (b 1994), and scion of the Samuel Smith brewing family, gave birth to a son, Jude Geoffrey Justin, 7 July, 2022.

Beatrice Nevillem also descended from the Woollcombe landed gentry family, is the second daughter of Oliver Geoffrey Woollcombe Smith (born 12 Aug 1947), of Healaugh, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Priscilla Crawley, scion of that landed family.

George Neville is the younger son of the Rev. Michael R.J. Neville (b 1945) and Mrs Neville (nee Elizabeth H.Terry), of Chelsea, London.


Rafe Lawrence Livingston Timpson [born 2022]

 Arabella Mary Claire Timpson [born 1984, nee Turner], wife of Lawrence Rupert John [Laurie] Timpson (born 1974), gave birth to a son, Rafe Lawrence Livingston, 6 July, 2022, a brother for Nicholas Armistice Mallard [Nicko] born 11 Nov, 2016 & for Xander Constantine William, who was born 7 Oct, 2019.

Laurie Timpson is a son of the late Nicholas George Lawrence Timpson, by his wife the former Lady Selina Catherine Meade (born 1950), scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam (Earl, Ire, cr 1776).

Arabella Timpson is a daughter of Mr Rodney John Turner, by his wife the former Hon Anne Mary Cameron (b 1953), scion of the Barons Rowallan (Baron, UK, cr 1911).

Lawrence Timpson also descends from the Houston-Boswall baronets (Bart, UK, cr 1836).


Charles Nicholas Ignatius Mulholland [born 2022]

 Sarah Harriet [Missy] Mulholland [born 1982, nee Stuart-Menteth], wife of James Patrick Mulholland [born 23 June, 1977], scion of the Barons Dunleath, gave birth to a son, Charles Nicholas Ignatius, 19 June, 2022, a brother for Archie.

Missy Mulholland is a daughter of Sir Charles Stuart-Menteth, 7th Baronet [born 25 Nov, 1950], of Monkcastle, Ayrshire, and the former Nicola Mary Jane St Lawrence.

James Mulholland is a son of John Peter Mulholland [1929-2020], of Drimbane, Ireland, and his wife the former Rosemary Kathleen Vaughan Hawkins.


Mary Vivian Hudson-Evans [born 2022]

 Lucy Sophia Katherine Hudson-Evans [nee Nicole, born 1987], wife of Henry Michael Hudson-Evans [born 1988], gave birth to a daughter, Mary Vivian, 8 July, 2022, a sister for Winifred Sophia, who was born 5 May, 2020.

Henry is a son of Simeon Hudson-Evans [born c1954], by his wife the former Sarah Burdge.

Lucy Hudson-Evans is a daughter of Capt [Timothy] Mark Nicole [1954-2015], by his wife the former Lisa Cleone Vivian Ropner [born 2 July, 1964], scion of the Ropner baronets, daughter of Jeremy Vyvyan Ropner [1932-2009], by his wife the former Sally Willcox, daughter of Maj George Talbot Willcox by his wife [and cousin] the former Constance Winsome Ropner [1899-1988].


de Jasay/Wynter engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 July, 2022, between [Gregory] George A. de Jasay [born 1994], son of Anthony P. de Jasay, of Spitalfields, London, and his wife the former Lucinda Douglas Menzies [born 1956], and Alexandra Mary Wynter [born 1994], youngest daughter of Mr Guy M. Wynter [born 1957], of Fingringhoe, Essex, and his wife the former Bridget S. Board [born 1961].

To be continued ....


Friday, July 15, 2022

Octavia Louise Persephone Coles [born 2022]

  Jessica Ann F Coles [nee Dymond, born 1991], wife of Alexander Henry Rufus Scott [Harry] Coles [born 1987], gave birth to a daughter, Octavia Louise Persephone, 5 July, 2022.

Jessica Coles is a daughter of Christopher F. Dymond, and his wife the former Suzanne Jory.

Harry Coles is a son of Bruce Gordon Scott Coles [born 1946], and his wife Gerald Anne Louise Carter [born 20 May, 1956], daughter of Michael Henry Tindall Carter [1925-95], and his wife Virginia Anne Cradock-Hartopp [1922-2014], scion of the Cradock-Hartopp baronets.


Ocean Jude Michael William Adler [born 2022]

 The Lady Mary Cecil Adler [nee Kerr, born 28 May, 1981], wife of Mr Zachary Adler, and scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, gave birth to a son, Ocean Jude Michael William, 26 May, 2022, a half-brother for Deya Adler.

Lady Mary is the third [but second surviving] daughter of the 13th Marquis of Lothian, PC, QC, DL [born 7 July, 1945], and his wife the former Lady [Theresa] Jane Fitzalan Howard [now The Lady Herries of Terregles in her own right] [born 24 January, 1945], fourth daughter of the 16th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO, GBE, TD, PC [1908-75].

Lady Mary married 28 May, 2016, Zachary Adler, son of Dr Richard Adler, of New York, and Deya, Majorca, and of Mrs Virginia Day, of Dorset.

Lady Mary's elder sister, Lady Clare Hurd [born 25 Jan, 1979], is heir presumptive to her mother's Lordship of Herries of Terregles.



Campbell/Robb engagement

 The engagement was announced 15 July, 2022, between Fergus G. P. Campbell, youngest son of John Patrick [Johnny] Campbell of Airds Yr [born 3 August, 1961], heir to the headship of that Scottish landed family, of Inverawe Barn, Taynuilt, Argyll, and his wife the former Caroline Elizabeth Jane Adam, and Alexandra K. Robb, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Gavin Robb, of Hazyhill House, Humbie, East Lothian.


Major Michael John Drummond-Brady [died 2022]

 Major Michael John Drummond-Brady, late the Royal Sussex Regiment, and Her Majesty's Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, has died aged 92.

The son of Bernard John Brady, he married 3 February, 1955, Angela Mary Finucane Grayson [1934-2017], scion of the Grayson baronets, daughter of Colonel Tristram Hugh Harrington Grayson [1902-84], and his wife the former Barbara Mary Finucane [1908-74], by whom he had issue, two sons, Simon [born 1955], and Mark [born 1957], and a daughter, Emma [born 1962].


Georgina Margaret Snowdrop Maddocks 1932-2022

 Georgina Maddocks [nee Sinclair], who died 7 July, 2022, aged 90, was a scion of the Sinclair baronets, of Dunbeath.

She was born Georgina Margaret Snowdrop Sinclair, in 1932, elder daughter of Sir Ronald Norman John Charles Udny Sinclair of Dunbeath, 8th Baronet [1899-1952], and his wife the former Reba Blair Inglis [1900-87]; and was a sister of Susan Lilian Primrose Sinclair [born 14 Apr 1935], cr a life peer in 1970, as Baroness Masham of Ilton, campaigner for the disabled, wife of the 2nd Earl of Swinton [1937-2006].

Georgina Sinclair married 3 December, 1955 [div 1968], John Leonard Maddocks, by whom she had issue, a son, Alexander [born 21 March, 1960], and a daughter, Louise [born 21 Jan, 1962].


Thursday, July 14, 2022

James Andrew John Straker 1959-2022

 James Andrew John Straker, scion of that landed gentry family, of Stagshaw, died at Hexham, Northumberland, 7 July, 2022. He was 62.

He was born 31 July, 1959, son of Clive Balgray Straker [1926-80], and his wife the former Pamela Juliet Baker-Cresswell [1931-2019]; and married in 1988, Rodrica Consuela Chichester-Constable, DL [born 31 March, 1963], scion of that landed family, daughter of John Raleigh Chichester-Constable [1927-2011], of Burton Constable Hall, East Yorkshire, and his wife the former Laurel Gay Sawbridge [1935-89]; by whom he had two sons, John and Crispin, and two daughters, Isabel and Beatrice. 


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Tatiana Eveline Louise Palmer (born 2022)

 Vanessa Kimberley Palmer (nee Webb), wife of the Hon Hugo Bailie Rohan Palmer (born 5 Dec, 1980), son and heir of the 5th Baron Palmer, gave birth to a daughter, Tatiana Eveline Louise, 12 July, 2022, a sister for Ernest Bailie Rohan, who was born 6 Nov, 2019.


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Rachel Rolt [née Fortescue-Brickdale] 1930-2022

 Rachel Rolt, who died 28 June, 2022, was a scion of the Fortescue-Brickdale landed gentry family.

She was born in 1930, a daughter of Capt Matthew Fortescue-Brickdale, OBE [1890-1969], and his wife the former Cicely Muriel Bankes [1890-1983], scion of that landed family; and married in 1951, Major John Baynton Rolt [1913-2000], son of the Very Rev Cecil Henry Rolt [1865-1926], and his wife the former Mary Foxley-Norris, by whom she had four sons and a daughter.

The funeral takes place at St Peter's, Budleigh Salterton, 19 July, 2022.


Rose Matthews: niece for the Duchess of Cambridge

 Philippa Charlotte (Pippa) Matthews (nee Middleton, born 6 September, 1983), wife of James Spencer Matthews [born 21 Aug, 1975], gave birth to a third child, a daughter, Rose, in late June, 2022, a sister for Arthur Michael William [born 15 Oct, 2018], and for Grace Elizabeth Jane [born 15 March, 2021].

Philippa Charlotte Middleton was born 6 September, 1983 and is descendant of the Conyers baronets, the younger daughter of Michael Francis Middleton [born 23 June, 1949], by his wife the former Carole Elizabeth Goldsmith [born 31 January, 1955], and younger sister of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

James Matthews is a son of David H. Matthews, by his wife Jane Spencer Matthews [nee Parker].

The infant is the 6th grandchild for Michael and Carole Middleton.

Conyers descent:-

Sir Thomas Conyers, 9th Bt [1731-1810] > Jane Conyers [1758-1813] > Jane Hardy [1795-1864] > Anthony Liddle [1817-57] > Jane Liddle [1839-81] > John Harrison [1874-1918] > Thomas Harrison [1904-76] > Dorothy Harrison [1935-2006] > Carole Goldsmith [b 1955] > Philippa Middleton [b 1983] > Infant girl Matthews [born 2022]


Oliver Burdick Cecil Greenaway [born 2022]

 Lady Greenaway [born 1986], wife of Sir Thomas Edward Burdick Greenaway, 4th Baronet [born 3 April, 1985], gave birth to a son and heir Oliver Burdick Cecil, 28 June, 2022.

Lady Greenaway is the former Claire Gillian Anne Floyd [born 1986], scion of the Floyd baronets, daughter of David Henry Cecil Floyd [born 2 Apr, 1956], of Bowerchalke, co Wiltshire, by his wife the former Caroline Anne Beckly.

Sir Thomas Greenaway, Bt, who succeeded to the baronetcy, 16 March, 2015, is the son of the late Sir John Michael Burdick Greenaway, 3rd Baronet [1944-2015], by his wife the former Susan Margaret Birch.

The 6th Marquess of Exeter > Lady Gillian Cecil > David Floyd > Claire Floyd > Oliver Greenaway


Monday, July 11, 2022

William Hamish Lindsay Steele [born 2022]

 Caroline Mary Steele [née McCorquodale, born 1987], wife of Thomas A.L. Steele, gave birth to a son, William Hamish Lindsay, 24 June, 2022.

Tom Steele is the son of Julian Steele, of Pitroddie, Perthshire. Caroline Steele is a scion of the McCorquodale landed family, daughter of Hamish Norman McCorquodale [born 1945], and his wife the former Mary Anne Cookson [born 1952], descended from the Brassey family, &c.


Blakeney/Schroder engagement

 The engagement was announced 9 July, 2022, between Guy Edward Weare Blakeney [born 1973], son of [Henry J] Mervyn Blakeney [born 1938], and his wife the former Verity Williams, and Leonie Kira E. Schroder [born 1974], daughter of the late [Baron] Bruno Lionel Schroder [1933-2019], descended from the Darell baronets, and his 1st wife Patricia Leonie Mary [Piffa] Schroder [nee Holt, born 1942]. 

Leonie Schroder married firstly 1997 [div 2014] Nicholas Francis Fane [1957-2014], scion of the Earls of Westmorland, by whom she had two sons, Jack and Charlie, and a daughter, Mara.


Ivo John Cooper Tomalin [born 2022]

 [Katherine] Rose Tomalin [nee Simmonds, born 1987], wife of Oliver James Michael Tomalin, gave birth to a son, Ivo John Cooper, 1 July, 2022, a brother for Arthur and Hermione.

Oliver is the only son of Mr & Mrs Michael Tomalin, of Highclere, Hampshire.

Rose Tomalin is the third daughter of Mr John Edward Simmonds, of Great Pednor, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Lady Caroline Knox (b 11 Dec 1948) only child of Thomas Daniel Knox, 6th Earl of Ranfurly, KCMG (d. 1988) (Earl, UK, cr 1831), by his wife the former Hermione Llewellyn, OBE. 


Hosier/Phillips marriage

 The marriage took place 9 July, 2022, at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tetbury, Gloucester, between Mr William James Hosier [born 1998], son of Timothy Roger Bush Hosier [born 1968], and his wife the former Joanna Mary Roderick [born 1967], and Miss Stephanie Noelani Sandy Phillips [born 2 October, 1997], daughter of Capt Mark Antony Peter Phillips, CVO, ADC [born 22 September, 1948], and his second former wife Sandy Pflueger [born 1954].

The bride's father is the former husband of HRH The Princess Royal, Her father, Mark, is descended from the Tiarks landed gentry family.


Carole Jane Stratton [nee Bouwens, died 2022]

Carole Jane Stratton [nee Bouwens] died 30 June, 2022, aged 81. She was the former Carole Jane Bouwens, and married firstly, 1965, Christopher A.A.P Eugster [deceased]; married 2ndly, 2013, as his second wife, John Mark Stratton [born 1931], son of Capt Charles Michael Stratton [1906-1991], and his wife the former Anne Drummond [1911-95], scion of the Viscounts Strathallan, Earls of Perth.



Sir John Stephen Gyles Dryden, 8th & 11th Baronet 1943-2022

 Sir John Dryden, 8th and 11th Baronet [Bts cr 1795 and 1733], died 29 June, 2022. He was 78.

John Stephen Gyles Dryden was born 26 September, 1943, son of Sir Noel Percy Hugh Dryden, 7th and 10th Baronet [1910-70], and his wife the former Rosamund Mary Scrope [1915-94], scion of that landed dynasty; and succeeded to both baronetcies on the death of his father, 23 March, 1970.

He married 10 April, 1970, Diana Constance Tomlinson [born 1944], daughter of Cyril Tomlinson, of Highland Park, Wellington, New Zealand, by whom he had issue, a son, Freddie, and a daughter, Caroline Diana Rosamund [born 1980]. The baronetcies now devolve upon his only son, [John] Frederick Simon Dryden, who was born 26 May, 1976.

The funeral takes place at Christ Church, Fairwarp, Uckfield, East Sussex, 18 July, 2022.


Friday, July 08, 2022

Baroness Willis of Summertown

 The life peerage awarded to Professor Katherine Jane Willis, CBE, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Willis of Summertown, of Summertown in the City of Oxford. Letters Patent, 8 July, 2022.

Katherine Jane Willis was born 16 January 1964, and is a biologist, who studies the relationship between long-term ecosystem dynamics and environmental change. She is Professor of Biodiversity in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, and an adjunct Professor in Biology at the University of Bergen. 

In 2018 she was elected as Principal of St Edmund Hall, and took up this position from 1 October. She held the Tasso Leventis Chair of Biodiversity at Oxford and was founding Director, now Associate Director, of the Biodiversity Institute Oxford. Baroness Willis of Summertown was Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 2013 to 2018. Her nomination by the House of Lords Appointments Commission as a Crossbench life peer was announced on 17 May 2022.


Dawnay/Allsup engagement

 The engagement was announced 8 July, 2022, between David Frederick Payan Dawnay [born 1985], scion of the Viscounts Downe [descended from the 7th Visc], son of Charles James Payan Dawnay [born 7 Nov, 1946], of Symington, Lanarkshire, and his wife the former Sarah Stogdon [born 1951], and Daisy Louise Allsup [born 1989], daughter of Mark W. Allsup, of Kensington, London, and his wife the former Carina M. McMullan [born 1955].

David Dawnay is a grandson paternally of Capt Oliver Dawnay, CVO [1920-88], sometime private secretary and equerry to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and his 1st wife, Lady Margaret Dorothea Boyle [1920-2021], daughter of the 8th Earl of Glasgow [1874-1963].


Marianna, Viscountess Monckton of Brenchley 1929-2022

 Marianna, Viscountess Monckton of Brenchley, who died 5 July, 2022, aged 93, was the widow of Maj-Gen the 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley [1915-2006].

She served as High Sheriff of Kent 1981-82, and was a director of Allied Malta Newspapers, &c.

She was the former Marianna Laetitia Bower, born in 1929, at Andover, Hampshire, daughter of Commander Robert Tatton Bower [1894-1975], and his wife the Hon Henrietta Mary Caribbea Strickland [1903-75], daughter of the 1st [and last] Baron Strickland [1861-1940]; and married 30 Dec, 1950, the then Hon Gilbert Walter Riversdale Monckton [born 3 Nov 1915], son of Walter Monckton, 1st Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, GCVO, KCMG, MC, PC [1891-1965], and his 1st wife the former, Mary Adelaide Somes Colyer-Fergusson [1892-1964], scion of the baronets of that name.

Her husband succeeded his father, 9 January, 1965, and died 22 June, 2006.

Viscountess Monckton leaves issue, four sons and a daughter. Her eldest son, Christopher, is the 3rd Viscount. The daughter, Rosa, was a confidante of Diana, Princess of Wales, and wife of the Hon Dominic Lawson, the journalist, sometime editor of the Sunday Telegraph.



Thursday, July 07, 2022

Garter for Boris Johnson?

Will it now be ostrich feathers, velvet robes and a garter for Boris Johnson?  The departing prime minister could soon be appointed as a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. It is England's highest order of chivalry and an honour in the Queen's personal gift, and traditionally offered to a retiring premier.

It has long been tradition for a retiring prime minister to be offered the Garter. Of the Queen's prime ministers, Churchill [1953], Eden [1954], Wilson [1976], Callaghan [1987], Heath [1992], Thatcher [1995], Major [2005], and Blair [2022] were all elevated to the Order of the Garter.

Sir Anthony Eden, the Queen's second prime minister, holds the distinction of becoming a KG before taking office as premier. James Callaghan, who resigned in 1979, holds the distinction of accepting the accolade before his predecessor but one, Edward Heath, who resigned in 1974.

The Garter is limited to 24 non-royal Knights Companion. The new knights are invested at Windsor at the start of Royal Ascot week in June, and process from the castle to St George's Chapel in their splendid Garter robes.

Former Prime Ministers nearly always collect the Garter. Harold Macmillan declined the honour on his retirement in 1963, but accepted the Order of Merit and many years later an earldom. Alec Douglas-Home was already a Knight of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland's senior order of chivalry) when he became PM in 1963. Harold Wilson collected his Garter star and sash within weeks of his resignation in 1976, but Edward Heath waited 18 years after leaving Number 10 to receive his accolade. James Callaghan was dubbed after 8 years. Margaret Thatcher became a Lady of the Order in 1995, five years after being turned out of office, and her successor, John Major, collected his KG almost eight years after his resignation. The speed of their advancement depends on vacancies occurring, and their willingness to accept at any given time. It was reported over a decade ago that Tony Blair had declined the honour, if only in the short term. He was eventually dubbed over a decade after leaving Number 10.

It is not known whether Blair's successor, Gordon Brown, declined the honour, but Brown, a Scot, is likely to be a candidate for the Order of the Thistle.

It is likely that Boris will not be invited to joing England's highest order of chivalry until his immediate predecessors, David Cameron, and Theresa May, have been so dubbed. There are currently four vacancies amongst the Knights Companion.


Rowan Edgar Flowers Pelly Gale [born 2022]

 Claire Mary Gale (nee Pelly, b 1982), wife of Dr Andrew Gale, and scion of the Pelly Baronets (Bt, UK, 1840), gave birth to a son, Rowan Edgar Flowers Pelly, 19 June, 2022, a brother for Eric Gerald Stanley, born 2 July, 2013, and for Daphne Cordelia Dorothy, born 16 May, 2015.

Dr Gale is a son of Malcolm and Heather Gale, of Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset.

Claire Gale is a daughter of Roland Des Voeux Pelly (born 13 February, 1943), of Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex by his wife the former Diana Fitzgibbon. 


Packer/Thede engagement

 The engagement was announced 7 July, 2022, between the Hon Samuel Inigo Packer [born 1994], son of Sir Richard John Packer, KCB [born 18 August, 1944], of London, and Chilmark, Wiltshire, and his wife the life peer the Baroness Neville-Rolfe, DBE, CMG [born 2 January, 1953], & Miss Emma K. Thede, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Thede, of St Charles, Missouri, United States.


Elizabeth Mary Catherine Neave 1952-2022

 The Hon Mrs Richard Neave, who died 25 June, 2022, aged 69, was the wife of the Hon Richard Patrick Sheffield Neave [born 12 Nov, 1947], scion of the Neave baronets, and son of the murdered Conservative government minister, Airey Neave.

She was born Elizabeth Mary Catherine Riddell, 19 November, 1952, daughter of Cuthbert Edward Alphonso Riddell [1907-1992], of Hermeston Hall, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and his wife the former Estelle Mary Nash [1914-1999]; and married 1980, the Hon Richard Patrick Sheffield Neave [born 12 Nov, 1947], elder son of the Rt Hon Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave, MP, PC [1916-1979], and his wife, Diana Josceline Barbara Giffard [1919-1992], who was raised to the peerage of life, Aug 1979, as Baroness Airey of Abingdon.

She is survived by her husband and three sons, James [born 1983], Thomas [born 1985], and Matthew [born 1993].


Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Verena Joan Elliott [nee Dawnay] 1936-2022

Verena Joan Elliott, who died 23 June, 2022, aged 86, was a scion of the Viscounts Downe.

She was born Verena Joan Dawnay, 16 February, 1936, the third daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Cuthbert Henry Dawnay, MC, JP [1891-1964], and his wife the former Marjorie Kathleen Loder [1897-1986], a granddaughter maternally of the 3rd Earl of Listowel [1833-1924; and married 19 April, 1958, John Antony de la Cour Elliott [who died 2012], son of Yule Elliott, by whom she had three daughters, Davina [born 1 May, 1962], Bridget [born 11 Nov 1964], and Felicity [born 7 Jul 1966].

William Dawnay, 7th Viscount Downe > Hon Eustace Dawnay > Cuthbert Dawnay > Verena Dawnay [d 2022]


Victoria, Lady Nugent 1928-2022

 Victoria, Lady Nugent, who died 14 June, 2022, aged 93, was the second wife and widow of Sir Robin Nugent, 5th Baronet.

She was the former Victoria Anna Irmgard Cartillieri, born 21 September, 1928, daughter of Dr Peter Cartillieri, and married in 1967, as his second wife, Robin George Colborne Nugent [born 11 July, 1925], son of Sir George Guy Bulwer Nugent, 4th Baronet [1892-1970], and his wife the former May Esther Bigsby [1896-1992]. Her husband succeeded his father in the baronetcy, 17 Aug, 1970, and died 26 November, 2006.



Birth of a Rothschild heir ... Chasen Rothschild

 Nicholai Olivia [Nicky] Rothschild [nee Hilton, born 5 Oct, 1983], wife of James Amschel Victor Rothschild (born 1985), scion of the Barons Rothschild (Peerage of the UK, cr 1885), has given birth to their third child and first son, Chasen, a brother for Lily-Grace, born in July, 2016, and for Teddy Marilyn, who was born 20 Dec, 2017.

Nicky Rothschild is the former wife of Todd Andrew Meister, & daughter of Richard Howard Hilton (born 17 Aug 1955), by his wife the former Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino. Nicky is a great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton founder of the Hilton Hotels and is a younger sister of socialite Paris Hilton.

James Rothschild is the son of the late Hon Amschel Mayor James Rothschild (1955-1996) by his wife the former Anita Patience Guinness (born 7 Dec, 1957 ~ now Mrs James Wigan), scion of the Guinness brewing dynasty, and is a grandson of the 3rd Baron Rothschild.


Monday, July 04, 2022

Hon Ysabelle Alexandria Williams [née Wilson] 1963-2022

 The Hon Yysabelle Williams, who died 24 May, 2022, aged 59, was a scion of the Barons Nunburnholme.

The Hon Yysabelle Alexandria Wilson was born 13 February, 1963, the fourth daughter [twin with her sister Ines] of the 4th Baron Nunburnholme [1928-1999], of Shillinglee Park, Chiddingfold, Sussex, and his wife the former Ines Delores Jeanne Walravens, Viscountess della Faille de Waerloos [1938-2019], daughter of His Excellency Gerard Walravens, sometime Belgian Ambassador to Turkey; and married 2003, Raymond Glynn Williams [born 1947], son of George Williams, and his wife the former Winifred Mabel Kerslake.

Thomas Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath > Lady Mary Thynne > 4th Baron Numburnholme > Hon Yysabelle Wilson [d 2022]


Wilfred Hector William Monro [born 2022]

  [Victoria] Miranda Monro [nee Foster, born 1984], wife of Robert John Ewart [Bert] Monro [born 1985], gave birth to a son, Wilfred Hector William, 15 June, 2022, a brother for Ottilie Rose Victoria [born 11 Apr, 2017], and for Fenella Willow Clementine [born 29 Apr, 2019].

Bert Monro is a son of Major-General Hon Seymour Hector Russell Hale Monro, CBE, LVO [born 1950], and a grandson of the life peer the Baron Monro of Langholm [1922-2006].


Sunday, July 03, 2022

Dr Martin Barrington Mosse 1950-2022

Dr Martin Barrington Mosse died 11 June, 2022, aged 72.

He was born 15 May, 1950, son of Commander John Pemberton Mosse, DSC, RN [1910-1995], and his wife the former Janetta Mary Barrington Simeon [1920-86], scion of the Simeon baronets. He married 14 January, 1989, the Rev Barbara Ann Corey, daughter of Kenneth Norman Corey [1927-97], and his wife Margaret Augusta Ledger [1928-2007].

Sir Richard Simeon, 2nd Baronet > Charles Simeon > Rev Geoffrey Simeon > Geoffrey Nelthorpe Simeon > Janetta Simeon > Dr Martin Mosse


Edward William Ayshford Sanford 1929-2022

 Edward William Ayshford Sanford, died 28 June, 2022. He was 93.

He was born 3 June, 1929, son of William Charles Ayshford Sanford [1905-1974], of Nynehead Court, Somerset, and his 1st wife the former Rosemary Jean Aileen Lindsay [1908-1968  ], scion of the earls of Crawford & Balcarres, by whom he had a son and a daughter.

26th Earl of Crawford > Maj. Hon. Robert Lindsay > Rosemary Lindsay > Edward Sanford


James Edward Cory Liddell 1947-2022

 James Edward Cory Liddell, who died in France, 21 June, 2022, aged 74, was a scion of the Liddell baronets [ancestors of the Barons Ravensworth]. He was born 13 July, 1947, son of Major Charles Henry Liddell [1917-1998], and his wife the former Pamela Mary Gibbs, scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon; and married in 1970, Rachel Anne De Pree, daughter of Major George De Pree [1909-1992], and his wife the former Barbara Jean Stewart [1915-2001], scion of the Earls of Galloway, by whom he had two sons, Tom [born 1977], Hugh [born 1980], and a daughter, Georgie [born 1975].


Saturday, July 02, 2022

Bethell/Webb engagement

 The engagement was announced 2 July 2022, between Christopher Frederick Bethell [born 1988], scion of the Bethell landed gentry family, of Rise, son of William Anthony Bethell [born 18 May, 1957], of Arnold, Yorkshire, and his wife the former Elizabeth Anne Madden [born 1952], scion of that Irish landed gentry family, and Nicki G. Webb, daughter of Mr Michael Webb and Mrs Christopher Roupell, of Kintbury, Boxford.

William Pleydell-Bouverie, 7th Earl of Radnor > Lady Jane Pleydell-Bouverie > William Bethell > Christopher Bethell


Rupert Aubrey Michael Kerr [born 2022]

Sophie Louise E. Kerr [born 1987, nee Neech], wife of Robert John Edward Kerr (born 1987), scion of the Marquesses of Lothian (Marquess, Scotland, cr 1701), gave birth to a son, Rupert Aubrey Michael, 27 June, 2022, a brother for Hugh Cornelius William, who was born 5 Aug 2019.

Sophie is the elder daughter of Mr Richard E. Neech, of Letheringsett Hill, Norfolk, by his wife the former Margaret A.L. Edmonds. 

Robbie Kerr is the elder son of William Walter Raleigh Kerr (b 1950), of Melbourne, Derbyshire, by his wife the former Griselda Mary Hamilton-Baillie, scion of the Earls of Haddington.


Richard Henry Alexander Southby 1941-2022

 Richard Henry Alexander Southby, who died 24 June, 2022, aged 80, was a scion of the Southby baronets.

He was born 4 August, 1941, son of Lieutenant Commander Patrick Henry James Southby, RN [1913-2003], and his wife Lady Anne Adeline Hope [1914-2007], daughter of the 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, KG, KT, GCSI, GCIE, OBE, TD, PC, FRSE [1887-1952], sometime Viceroy of India1, &c.

He married 13 April, 1985, Nicola Claire Wallop Janson [born 29 May, 1959], daughter of Jonathan Michael Janson [1930-2015], and his wife the former Mary Wallop William-Powlett [1936-2021], scion of the Earls of Portsmouth, by whom he had issue, a son, Alexander [born 15 Jul 1987], and a daughter, Henrietta [born 22 June, 1989].

Cdr Sir Archibald Southby, 1st Bt > Lt-Cdr Patrick Southby > Richard Southby [d 2022]


Daley/Campbell engagement

 The engagement was announced 2 July, 2022, between Alexander D. Daley, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Timothy Daley, and Alice Camilla Campbell [born 1990], youngest daughter of Melfort Andrew Campbell, OBE [born June 1956], of Altries, Maryculter, Aberdeen, scion of the Adamson landed family, and the Campbell-Bannerman family, and his wife the Hon Lucy Nickson [born 8 July, 1959], daughter of the life peer, the Baron Nickson [born 27 Nov, 1929].


Hon Michael Christopher Gilbey 1949-2022

 The Hon Michael Christopher Gilbey, scion of the Barons Vaux of Harrowden, died 24 June, 2022. He was 72.

He was born 29 December, 1949, a younger son of the 10th Baron Vaux of Harrowden [1915-2002], and his wife the former Maureen Pamela Gilbey [1919-1999]; married 21 Aug, 1971, his cousin, Linda Gilbey [born 14 Oct, 1952], daughter of Arthur Sebastian Gilbey [1919-64], and his wife the former Jennifer Beryl Bruce [1924-1991]; by whom he had issue, three sons, Henry [b 7 Feb, 1973], Julian [b 1 May 1975], and William [b 18 Jul 1979].


Friday, July 01, 2022

The Lady Sylvia Maltby 1934-2022

 The Lady Sylvia Maltby, who died 29 June, 2022, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Malmesbury.

She was the former Lady Sylvia Veronica Anthea Harris, 17 May, 1934, elder daughter of the 6th Earl of Malmesbury [1907-2000], and his 1st wife the former Hon Diana Claudia Patricia Carleton [1912-90], daughter of the 2nd Baron Dorchester [1876-1963].

She married 28 July, 1956, John Newcombe Maltby, CBE [1928-98], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Air Vice-Marshal Sir Paul Copeland Maltby, KCVO, KBE, CB, DSO, AFC, DL [1892-1971], by whom she had issue, a son, William [born 5 Sept, 1959], and two daughters, Caroline [born 14 May, 1957], and Sophie [born 11 Nov 1963].


Alison Audrey Primrose Windham 1928-2022

Alison Audrey Primrose Windham [nee Curtis], who died 29 June 2022, aged 94, was the widow of William Ashe Dymoke Windham, of Glasbury, Powys, a scion of the Smith-Bowyer baronets.

She was the former Alison Audrey Primrose Curtis [born 23 Feb 1928], scion of the Curtis baronets, daughter of Maj. Philip Pinckney Curtis [1884-1974], and his wife the former Hélène Ellinor Clare Kidston [d 2005], scion of that landed gentry family, and married 9 June, 1956, William Windham, a British Olympian, having rowed for GB at the 1952 Olympic Games, born 2 April, 1926, the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Steuart Windham [1873-1958], of Shefford, Bedfordshire, and his wife the former Marjorie Russell Dymock [d 1971]. Her husband died 5 January, 2021, aged 94. 

Mrs Windham leaves issue, two sons, Ashe [b 1957], and Charles [b 1960], and a daughter, Emma [b 1959].

Her elder son, Capt Ashe George Russell Windham, LVO, Irish Guards [b 11 July, 1957], was Temp Equerry to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1980-82, and Exra Equerry to Her Majesty until her death in 2002.