Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Cadogan/Motion marriage

The marriage took place at St Luke's Church, Chelsea, 27 August, 2022, between the Hon George Edward Charles Diether Cadogan [born 24 September, 1995], scion of the Earls Cadogan, son and heir of Edward Charles Cadogan, styled Viscount Chelsea [born 10 May, 1966], of London, and Katharina Johanna Ingeborg, Viscountess Chelsea [nee Hülsemann], and Davina Rose Motion [born 11 July, 1996], social editor of Tatler, the only daughter of Mr Andrew B. Motion [born circa 1961], of Sandwich, Kent, and his wife the former Celestine M.D. Atkins.

The Hon George Cadogan is a future Earl Cadogan and is heir to the vast Cadogan estates in London. His father is the heir apparent to the 8th Earl Cadogan [born 24 March, 1937].


Major John Errington 1918-2022

 Major John Errington, who died 29 August, 2022, aged 104, was a scion of that landed gentry family, of Errington and Beeslack.

He was born 12 August, 1918, son of Major Lancelor Errington (1889-1965), and his wife the former Elizabeth Hall Sanford (died 1967); and married 1948, Brenda Margaret Reeves, by whom he had three daughters.


Sir Charles William Stuart Baird, 6th Baronet 1939-2022

 Sir Charles Baird, 6th Baronet, died 14 August, 2022. He was 82.

Charles William Stuart Baird was born 8 June, 1939, son of Robert Walter Stuart Baird (1914-1989), and his first wife the former Maxine Christine Darrell, daughter of Rupert Darrell, of New York, and succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his uncle, Sir David Baird, 5th Bt, 15 November, 2000.

The baronetcy was created in 1809 for Sir David Baird, GCB, PC, a distinguished military commander.

Sir Charles married in March, 1965, Jane Joanna Bridge, daughter of Brigadier Arthur Darley Bridge, by whom he had three daughters, Tara (born 1970), Senta (born 1973), and Petra (1975-2021).

Having no male issue the baronetcy now passes to a fourth cousin, Andrew James Baird (born 23 October, 1970).


Figgis/Knight engagement

  The engagement was announced 31 August, 2022, between James Mark L. Figgis [born 1985], son of Simon F.R. Figgis, of Hascombe, Surrey, and his wife the former Angela M Russell [born 1952], & Sophie Clare Knight [born 1988], daughter of Martin David Knight [born 28 March, 1946], of Kintbury, Berkshire, and his wife the former [Eleanor] Clare Harrison.

Sophie Knight is descended from the Keane baronets, the Earls St Aldwyn, and Earls Fortescue, &c:-

3rd Earl Fortescue > Lady Lucy Fortescue > Lady Eleanor Hicks-Beach > Sheila Keane > Martin David Knight > Sophie Knight


William James Langrishe Butchard 1956-2022

 [William] James Langrishe Butchard, who died 24 August, 2022, aged 65, was descended from the Curtis baronets.

He was born 7 Oct, 1956, son of Major [Herrick] Colin Butchard [1916-1991], and his wife the former Glenda Kidston Curtis [1931-82]; and married September, 1992, Robin Campbell Smith, by whom he had issue, a son, William [born 9 May, 1995], and two daughters, Emma [born 20 July, 1993], and Eliza [born 17 May, 1997].

Sir William Curtis, 1st Baronet > Charles Berwick Curtis > Charles William Curtis > Charles Herbert Curtis > Philip Pinckney Curtis > Glenda Kidston Curtis > Jamie Butchard [d 2022]


Rose/Eckersley engagement

 The engagement was announced 31 August, 2022, between Jack B. Rose, son of Mr Peter Rose, of London, and Mrs Alison Rose, of London, and Cliantha Florence Beatrice [Clio] Eckersley [born 25 April, 1991], daughter of the late [Peter] David Charles Eckersley [1957-2016], and his wife Mrs Juliet Emma Margaret Eckersley [nee Knight], of Somerset.

Cliantha Eckersley is descended from the Hardy and Champion de Crespigny baronets:-

Sir John Hardy, 1st Baronet > Laurence Hardy > Maurice John Hardy > Jane Hardy > Peter Eckersley > Cliantha Eckersley

Sankey/Wright engagement

 The engagement was announced 31 August, 2022, between Edward Peter George Sankey [born 1994], son of Peter William Richard Sankey [born 1953], of Worfield, Shropshire, and his wife the former Sarah Caroline Aileen Lea [born 18 March, 1956], scion of the Lea baronets, and Georgina Wright, daughter of Mr & Mrs David Wright, of Rake, Hampshire.

Ed Sankey is descended paternally from the Milburn baronets:-

Sir Leonard Milburn, 3rd Baronet > Darea Joan Milburn > Peter Sankey > Edward Sankey

He descends maternally from the Lea baronets:-

Sir Thomas Sydney Lea, 2nd Baronet > John Sydney Birch Lea > Sarah Lea > Ed Sankey


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Maureen Jean Eardley-Wilmot [1937-2022]

 Maureen Jean Eardley-Wilmot [nee Huddlestone], died in New Zealand, 20 August, 2022, aged 85.

She was born in London in 1937, daughter of George C. Huddlestone, and his wife the former Winifred M Cross, and married in 1980, as his second wife Brian Eardley-Wilmot [1939-2022]. She was widowed 6 March, 2022.


Indigo Annie Rose Chadd [born 2022]

Lucy C. Chadd [nee Dixon], wife of Hugo George William Chadd [born 1987], gave birth to a daughter, Indigo Annie Rose, 22 July, 2022, a sister for Toby [born 2018] and for  Lennox George M [born 2020].

Lucy is the younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Neil Dixon. Hugo Chadd is the only son of [Richard] Jonathan Chadd [born 14 Aug, 1953], and his wife the former Jane Ayles, and is descended from the Collett baronets.

Sir Henry Collett, 2nd Baronet > Margaret Ruth Collett > Richard Jonathan Chadd > Hugo Chadd > Indigo Chadd


Felix Thomas Charles Ponsonby [born 2022]

Joanna L. Ponsonby (nee Hunt), wife of Arthur Ashley Ponsonby (born 15 Sept, 1984), scion of the Ponsonby baronets (Bt UK, cr 1956), gave birth to a son, Felix Thomas Charles, 15 August, 2022, a brother for Arabella Olive, who was born 21 September, 2017.

Arthur Ponsonby is the son and heir of Sir Charles Ashley Ponsonby, 3rd Baronet (b 10 June, 1951), of Woodstock, co Oxford, by his wife the former ,Mary Priscilla Bromley Davenport.

Joanna Ponsonby is a daughter of Mr Thomas Hunt, of Lowdham, co Nottingham, & Mrs Alan Stokoe, of Hexham, Northumberland.


The Baron Radice, PC 1936-2022

 The Lord Radice, PC, a Labour party politician, life peer and author, died 25 August, 2022. He was 85.

Giles Heneage Radice was born 4 October 1936, son of Lawrence Walter Radice, and his wife the former Patricia Heneage, a descendant of the Barons Petre.

. He served as a Member of Parliament [Lab] from 1973 to 2001, and then as a life peer in the House of Lords from 2001 to 2022. Radice first stood for Parliament at Chippenham in 1964 and 1966, but came third each time. He was elected Labour Member of Parliament for Chester-le-Street from a 1973 by-election to 1983 and then North Durham until his retirement in 2001.

Giles Radice served as Education spokesman in the Labour Shadow Cabinet under Neil Kinnock in the 1980s. As chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, Radice helped make the monetary policy committee of the Bank of England accountable to both Parliament and the people for its decisions over interest rates. He was a member of the House of Lords European Union Sub-Committee on external affairs until March 2015. A europhile, Radice was one of only five Labour MPs to vote for the Third Reading of the Maastricht Treaty in 1993, defying his party Whip, which was to abstain.

He was made a life peer as Baron Radice, of Chester-le-Street in the County of Durham, on 16 July 2001. He announced his intention to retire from the House of Lords on 1 August 2022.

The 8th Baron Petre > Hon Katherine Petre > George Robert Heneage > Edward Fieschi Heneage > Frederick William Heneage > Sir Arthur Pelham Heneage > Patricia Heneage > Giles Radice [d 2022]


David Edward Shirley Robson 1947-2022

 David Edward Shirley Robson, who died 15 August, 2022, aged 75, was a descendant of the Earls Ferrers.

He was born 2 January, 1947, son of the Rev Canon John Maurice Robson [1911-1989], sometime vicar of Shirley Derbyshire and Canon of Derby Cathedral, and his wife the Lady Jane Penelope Justice Shirley [1925-2020], daughter of the 12th Earl Ferrers [1894-1954], and his his wife the former Hermione Justice Morley [1890-1969]; and married 1stly, 16 June, 1973 [div 1976], Carol Diana Durose, daughter of Wilfrid Durose; married 2ndly, 1980, Josephine Anne Charlotte Manwaring-Wright [1954-2021], daughter of Richard Luke Manwaring-Wright [1923-2007] and the former Stephanie M.F. Wright, by whom he had issue, two sons, Oliver Charles Richard [born 1986], and Jonathan Hugo David [born 1990].

He was widowed 25 Dec, 2021.


Quentin Jack Berger [born 2022]

 Marie-Emily Rose Mackenzie Berger [nee Graham-Watson, born 1991], wife of Edward Bertram [Bertie] Berger [born 1991], gave birth to a son, Quentin Jack, 8 August, 2022, a brother for Ruaridh Pierre, who was born 25 October, 2020.

Mrs Berger is a scion of the Graham-Watson landed gentry family, son of Andrew FitzJames Graham-Watson [born 1957], of Longworth, co Oxford, by his wife the former Brigitte Claude Marie Jeanson.

Bertie Berger is a son of Antony Berger, of Egerton, Kent, by his wife the former Nicola Anne Dawson.


Morrison/Ropner engagement

 The engagement was announced 27 August, 2022, between Edward Morrison, son of the late Jeremy Morrison and Mrs Henrietta Jowitt, of Hunton, North Yorkshire, and Poppy Ropner [born 1993], scion of the Ropner baronets, daughter of Robert James Bruce Ropner [born 7 Nov, 1962], of Kirklington, Bedale, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Jo Ropner [nee Stroyan, born 3 January, 1963], Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, and a Ropner descendant.


Beevor/Ceolini engagement

 The engagement was announced 27 August, 2022, between Thomas William Harvey [Tom] Beevor [born 15 April, 1990], son and heir of Sir [Thomas] Hugh Cunliffe Beevor, 8th Baronet [born 1 Oct, 1962], of Hargham, Norfolk, and his wife, Lady Beevor, the former Charlotte Louise Harvey, & Michaela Ceolini, daughter of Gianluca Ceolini and Emanuela Bonano, of Verona, Italy.


Colin Strathearn Ropner Stroyan 1927-2022

 Colin Strathearn Ropner Stroyan, who died 20 August, 2022, aged 95, was a scion of that landed gentry family, and a descendant of the Ropner baronets, prominent shipowners.

He was born in March, 1927, son of Ronald Strathearm Stroyan [who died in 1957], and his wife the former Mary Enid Ropner, daughter of Sir John Henry Ropner, 2nd Baronet [1860-1936].

He married 8 Oct, 1959, Caroline Jane Brownlow [born 17 May, 1938], daughter of Capt Andrew L'Estrange Brownlow [1894-1972], and his wife the former Jean Kennedy Risk [died 1972], by whom he had issue, a son Michael Richard Colin [born 11 March, 1965], and two daughters, Susan [born 4 Aug, 1960], and Johanna [born 2 Jan 1963]. His daughter, Jo, Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, married in 1986, her third cousin, Robert James Bruce Ropner [born 7 Nov, 1962]. 


Friday, August 26, 2022

Cooke/Knatchbull marriage

 The marriage took place 25 August, 2022, between  Alexander Leon Geldard Cooke (born at Leeds, West Yorkshire, 1984), son of Stephen N. Cooke and his wife the former Dianne Dixon, and Kelly Louise Doreen Knatchbull [born 30 March, 1988], scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma, daughter of the Hon Michael-John Ulick Knatchbull [born 24 May, 1950], and his first wife the former Melissa Clare Owen [born 12 November, 1960], daughter of His Honour Sir John Owen [1925-2010].

Kelly Knatchbull, named in honour of her great-grandfather's ship, HMS Kelly, is a goddaughter of HRH The Princess Royal, and is is the granddaughter of the late [2nd] Countess Mountbatten of Burma [1924-2017], and the 7th Baron Brabourne [1924-2005].


Jennifer Mary Newton [nee Turville Constable Maxwell] 1937-2022

 Jennifer Mary Newton [nee Turville Constable Maxwell], who died 21 August, 2022, aged 85, was a scion of the Lords Herries of Terregles.

She was born 23 March, 1937, daughter of Major David Turville-Constable-Maxwell [1904-1985], and his wife the former Mary Alethea Elizabeth Evelyn Turville-Petre [1904-1995], scion of the Barons Petre; a sister Mary [1931-93] was wife of the 9th Earl of Carrick, and another sister, Marcia [b 1947], was wife of Sir Everard Radcliffe, 6th Baronet.

She married  12 September, 1970, Christopher David Newton [born 1938], son of James Newton, of Warlingham, Surrey, and his wife the former Ethel Davies, by whom she had issue, a son, James [born 16 June, 1971], and a daughter, Lucinda [born 23 Apr, 1975].

10th Lord Herries of Terregles > Hon Bernard Constable Maxwell > Maj David Turville-Constable-Maxwell > Jennifer Mary Turville Constable Maxwell [died 2022]


Stephens/Fielder engagement

  The engagement was announced 26 August 2022, between Matthew L. Stephens, son of Mr & Mrs Graham Stephens, of Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, & Georgina Louise Fielder [born 1992], descended from the Viscounts Falmouth, daughter of the late Nigel Roger Fielder [1958-2012], of Bolney, West Sussex, and his wife the former Diana Mary Boscawen [born 14 July, 1962].

Georgina has descents from the Dukes of Manchester, Hamilton, and Montrose.

William Montagu, 7th Duke of Manchester > Lady Mary Louise Elizabeth Montagu > Lady Mary Louise Douglas-Hamilton > Lady Mary Helen Alma Graham > James Townshend Boscawen > Diana Mary Boscawen > Georgina Louise Fielder.


Walton/McAlpine engagement

 The engagement was announced 26 August, 2022, between Ashley Mark Walton [born 1986], son of the late Anthony A. Walton, and of Mrs Patricia McGregor [nee Baillie], of North Heath, Berkshire, and Antonia Louise Philippa McAlpine [born 1984], scion of the McAlpine baronets, daughter of Adrian Neil Raeburn McAlpine, DL [born 23 December, 1944], of Hungerford, Berkshire, and his wife the former Angela Mary Hickie [born 1951], scion of that Irish landed gentry family.

Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Baronet > Sir Thomas Malcolm McAlpine > Lt-Col Malcolm McAlpine >Adrian McAlpine >Antonia McAlpine


John Algernon Henry Trotter 1948-2022

 John Algernon Henry Trotter, who died 21 August, 2022, aged 74, was a scion of the landed gentry family, of Mortonhall and Charterhall.

He was born 12 May, 1948, second son of Major Henry Redvers Trotter, 13th of Mortonhall and 4th of Charterhall [1902-62], and his wife the former Rona Margaret Murray; and married in 1974, Julia Rosamond Crombie [born 1947], daughter of Rear-Admiral John Harvey Forbes Crombie [1900-72], and his wife the former Rosamond Marguerite Style [1912-2009], by whom he had issue, two sons, Thomas [born 4 Sept, 1978], and Alexander [born 29 Dec, 1981], and a daughter, Victoria [born 1 May, 1980].

George Montgomerie, 15th Earl of Eglinton > Lady Edith Mary Montgomerie > Maj Henry Redvers Trotter > John Algernon Henry Trotter [d 2022]


Thursday, August 25, 2022

Charles Alastair Hyde Villiers 1963-2022

 Charles Alastair Hyde Villiers, who died by his own hand, 18 August, 2022, aged 59, was a scion of the Earls of Clarendon, and a kinsman of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall [a third cousin, once removed].

He was born 28 April, 1963, son of Alastair Michael Hyde Villiers [1939-2005], and his wife the Hon Elizabeth Mairi Keppel [1941-2014], scion of the Earls of Albemarle.

He married 30 April, 1994, Emma Mary Jane Goodall, daughter of J.B.W. Goodall, of Smith Square, London, by whom he had a daughter, Clarissa Elizabeth Mairi, born 4 August, 1995.

The 9th Earl of Albemarle > Derek Keppel, Viscount Bury > Elizabeth Mairi Keppel > Charles Hyde Villiers

The 7th Duke of Roxburghe > Lady Victoria Alexandrina Innes Ker > Alastair Edward Hyde Villiers > Alastair Michael Hyde Villiers > Charles Alastair Hyde Villiers [d 2022]


Temple-Pedersen/Cayzer-Colvin engagement

 The engagement was announced 25 August, 2022, between Edward Alexander G. Temple-Pedersen [born 1996], son of Simon A. Temple-Pedersen [born 1964], of Rodden, Somerset, and his wife the former Sarah Reynolds, and Mollie Isabella Elizabeth Cayzer-Colvin [born 20 September, 1995], elder daughter of James Michael Beale [Jamie] Cayzer-Colvin [born 1 Apr, 1965], of Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Esther Anne Mary Tree [born 14 Oct, 1966].

Mollie Cayzer-Colvin is a scion paternally of the Cayzer baronets:-

Sir William Cayzer, 2nd Baronet [life peer as Baron Cayzer] > Hon Nichola Cayzer > Jamie Cayzer-Colvin > Mollie Cayzer-Colvin

Mollie's mother, Esther, is the adopted daughter of Michael Lambert Tree [1921-99], and his wife the Lady Anne Evelyn Beatrice Cavendish [1927-2010], daughter of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, KG [1895-1950]


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Baker/Khashoggi marriage

 The marriage took place, 17 August, 2022, in the Hamptons, New York, between Danny Baker Jr, son of US plastic surgeon Daniel Baker, & Petrina [Petra] Khashoggi [born May, 1980], daughter of Jonathan William Patrick Aitken [born 30 August, 1942], scion of the Barons Beaverbrook and descended from the Barons Rugby, and of Sandra Patricia Jarvis-Daly [aka Soraya Khashoggi, born June, 1941].

John Maffey, 1st Baron Rugby > Hon Penelope Maffey > Jonathan Aitken > Petra Khashoggi


Baring/Combe engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 August, 2022, between the Hon Frederick Charles Francis Baring [born 25 June, 1990], son and heir of the 8th Baron Ashburton [born 17 Aug, 1958], of Grange Park, Hampshire, and his former wife the former Miranda Caroline Moncrieff [born 24 February, 1961, descended from the Peto baronets] [now Mrs Miranda Greene, of Andover, Hampshire], & Annabel Mary J. Combe [born 18 July, 1990], scion of the Combe landed gentry family, of Strathconon, daughter of David Boyce Combe [born 9 January, 1952], of Brook Green, London, and his wife the former Fiona Helen Thomson [now Mrs Fiona Combe, of Richmond, Surrey].

Annabel Combe is a granddaughter paternally of Lady Mary Esther Constance Needham, sister of the late 5th Earl of Kilmorey.


Venetia Anne Fellowes 1953-2022

 Venetia Anne Fellowes [nee Moorhead], who died 13 August, 2022, aged 68, was the wife of David William Lyon Fellowes [born 4 Oct, 1949], scion of that landed gentry family of Shotesham Park.

She was the former Venetia Anne Moorhead, scion of that landed gentry family, born in 1953 at Aldershot, Hants, daughter of Maj Lindsay Moorhead [1926-63], & his wife the former Margery Nancy Walker [died 2013], and married in 1974, David William Lyon Fellowes [born 4 Oct, 1949], son of Capt Neville William Lyon Fellowes [1923-73], and his wife the former Rosemary Susan Brodhurst-Hill [died 9 May, 2022], by whom she had issue.


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Philippa Jacomb 1958-2022

 Philippa Jacomb [nee Winter], who died 10 August, 2022, aged 63.

She was the former Philippa Winter, born in 1958, a daughter of Frederick Thomas Winter, CBE [1926-2004], of Lambourn, Berkshire, the racehorse trainer, and his wife the former Diana Ruth Pearson [1933-2017]; and married 1988, Thomas Richard Jacomb [born 22 June, 1964], son of Sir Martin Wakefield Jacomb [born 11 Nov, 1929], and his wife the former Evelyn Helen Heathcoat-Amory [born 4 June, 1939], scion of the Heathcoat-Amory baronets, by whom she had issue, two daughters, Tara [born 1989], and Saffron [born 1992].


Jane Wykeham-Musgrave 1930-2022

 Jane Wykeham-Musgrave, who died 14 August, 2022, was a scion of that landed gentry family;born in 1930, daughter of Major Aubrey George Wykeham-Musgrave, MC [1888-1958], and his wife the former Angela Cicely Mary Acland [1888-1953], scion of the Acland baronets.


Arbuthnott/Baker engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 August, 2022, between Walter Francis Arbuthnott [born 1991], scion of the Viscounts of Arbuthnott, youngest son of the late Maj James Francis Arbuthnott [1940-2018], and his wife the former Hon Louisa Nina Hughes-Young [born 31 Aug, 1949], scion of the Barons St Helens, and descended maternally from the Blakiston-Houston baronets, and Anastasia Marcelle M. Baker [born 1993], younger daughter of Maj Grant Baker, of Chittoe, Wiltshire, and Mrs Tessa Baker, of Shalbourne, Wiltshire [nee Birch Reynardson, scion of that landed family].


Viscountess Tenby 1929-2022

 The Viscountess Tenby, wife of the 3rd Viscount Tenby, has died aged 93.

Ursula Diana Ethel Medlicott was born in London, 20 July, 1929, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Edward Medlicott [1882-1948], of Devizes, Wilts, and later of Nairobi, by his wife the former Clare Charlotte Marjorie Gabrielle Gosselin [d 17 Apr, 1965]; and married 23 April, 1955, the then William Lloyd George [born 7 Nov, 1927], grandson of Prime Minister David Lloyd George, a younger son of Gwilym Lloyd George, TD, PC [1894-1967], also a politician, and Home Secretary 1954-57, created a peer in 1957 as Viscount Tenby. Her husband succeeded as Viscount Tenby on the death of his elder brother, the 2nd Viscount, 14 July, 1983.

Viscountess Tenby is survived by her husband, and a son, the Hon Timothy Lloyd George [born 19 Oct, 1962], and two daughters, the Hon Sara [born 10 Sept, 1957], and the Hon Clare [born 2 March, 1961]


The 15th Earl of Home, KT, CVO, CBE 1943-2022

 The 15th Earl of Home, KT, CVO, CBE, died 22 August, 2022, aged 78. Lord Home, seated at the The Hirsel, Coldstream, Berwickshire, was Chief of the Name and Arms of Home.

David Douglas-Home, son of the former Prime Minister, Sir Alec Douglas-Home [Lord Home of the Hirsel], was a banker, a director of Morgan Grenfell, & sometime chairman of Coutts & Co [until 2013].

David Alexander Cospatrick Douglas-Home was born 20 November, 1943. His father, Alexander Frederick [Alec] Douglas-Home, KT, PC, then styled Lord Dunglass [born 2 July, 1903], was Conservative MP for Lanarkshire, and PPS to the Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain 1935-40. Dunglass succeeded his father, 11 July, 1951, as 14th Earl of Home [Peerage of Scotland, cr 1605], and Lord Dunglass [cr Scot, 1605], 4th Baron Douglas of Douglas [UK, cr 1875], and 19th Lord Home [Scot, cr 1473]. He held senior Cabinet posts in the Churchill, Eden and Macmillan adminstrations [Foreign Sec 1960-63]. The 14th Earl renounced his peerages of life, 23 Oct 1963, and was elected, as Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Conservative MP for Perthshire and Kinross-shire, and appointed Prime Minister and 1st Lord of the Treasury, a post he held until his defeat to Harold Wilson at the 1964 General Election. He was leader of the Opposition, 1964-65, and Foreign Secretary in the Heath government, 1970-74. In 1974 he was created a life peer as Baron Home of the Hirsel.

David Douglas-Home's mother was Elizabeth Hester Alington [1909-90], whose father had been headmaster of Eton.

David Douglas-Home succeeded to the peerages disclaimed by his father, on the death of Lord Home, 9 October, 1995, and was elected to the House of Lords in 1999, and served for some time on the Conservative front bench.

The 15th Earl was appointed CBE in 1991, and CVO in 1997. In 2014 he was appointed a Knight Companion of the Order of the Thistle, and was installed at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh.

He married 10 Oct, 1972, Jane Margaret Williams-Wynne [born 20 February, 1949], the second daughter of Colonel John Francis Williams-Wynne, CBE, DSO, of Peniarth, Tywyn, Gwynedd, by whom he had issue, a son, Michael, and two daughters, Lady Iona [born 1980], wife of Viscount Lifford's heir, and Lady Mary [born 1982]. The son, Michael David Douglas-Home, styled Lord Dunglass, who was born 30 Nov, 1987, succeeds as 16th Earl of Home.


Sir Richard Lloyd, 2nd Baronet 1928-2022

Sir Richard Lloyd, 2nd Baronet, died 13 August, 2022. He was 93.

Sir Richard, a banker, was Chief Executive of Williams & Glyn's Bank, 1970-78, Deputy Chairman of Hill Samuel 1978-80, and Chief Executive, 1980-87.

Richard Ernest Butler Lloyd was born 6 December, 1928, son of Maj Sir Ernest Guy Richard Lloyd, 1st Baronet [1890-1987], MP [Unionist] for East Renfrew, 1940-59, by his wife the former Helen Kynaston Greg [died 1984], and he succeeded to the baronetcy [created in 1960], on his father's death in 1987.

Sir Richard married 6 June, 1955, Jennifer Susan Margaret Cardiff, scion of that landed family, daughter of Brigadier Ereld Boteler Wingfield Cardiff, by whom he had issue, three sons, Richard, Simon, and Henry. The eldest son, Richard Timothy Butler Lloyd [born 12 April, 1956], succeeds as third baronet.


Monday, August 22, 2022

Albert Beryn [Bertie] Lewis [born 2022]

 Kimberley Lewis [nee Ferguson], wife of Captain Jeremy John Charles Lewis, Welsh Guards [born 1990], gave birth to a son, Albert Beryn [Bertie], 7 June, 2022.

Capt Lewis is the elder son of Beryn Charles Martin Lewis [born 1958], of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, by his wife the former Tamzin Marjorie Soames [born 1958], scion of that landed gentry family. Captain Lewis is descended from the Cayley baronets, and the Marquesses of Conyngham, &c.

Kimberley is a daughter of Mr & Mrs William Ferguson, of Broadway, Worcestershire.


Sir Raymond Johnstone, CBE 1929-2022

 Sir Raymond Johnstone, CBE, who died 15 August, 2022, aged 92, was a scion of the Johnstone baronets. He was a former Chairman of the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland, a company director.

John Raymond Johnstone was born 27 Oct, 1929, son of Capt Henry James Johnstone, RN [1895-1947], of Alva, and his wife the former Margaret Alison McIntyre [who died 1984]; and married in 1979, as her third husband, Mrs Susan Sara Henriques [1935-2021], former wife of [1] Basil Reginald Vincent Ziani de Ferranti [1930-88], and [2] Peter Quixano Henriqes [1922-74], and daughter of Christopher Gerald Gore [1903-54], and his wife the former Lady Barbara Susan Montgomerie [1909-92], scion of the Earls of Eglinton & Winton.

He was appointed CBE in 1988, and knighted in 1993.


Sunday, August 21, 2022

Elliott/Williams engagement

  The engagement was announced 20 August, 2022, between Thomas P. Elliott, son of Mr & Mrs Michael Elliott, of Reigate, Surrey, and Octavia Clarissa Williams [born 4 September, 1983], daughter of Professor Roger Stanley Williams, CBE [1931-2020], and his second wife the former Stephanie Gay de Laszlo [born 9 March, 1945], daughter of Group Capt Patrick David de Laszlo [1909-1980], and his wife the former Hon Deborah Hamar Greenwood [1917-1980], daughter of the 1st Viscount Greenwood [1870-1948].


Sir Richard Thomas Paul Latham, 3rd Baronet 1934-2022

 Sir Richard Latham, 3rd Baronet, died at Santa Barbara, California, 22 June, 2022. He was 88.

Richard Thomas Paul Latham was born 15 April, 1934, son of Sir [Herbert] Paul Latham, 2nd Baronet [1905-55] Conservative MP for Scarborough & Whitby, 1931-41; by his wife the former Lady Patricia Doreen Moore [1912-1947], daughter of the 10th Earl of Drogheda [1884-1957].

He succeeded to the baronetcy [created 1919], on his father's demise, 24 July, 1955, and married 6 Dec, 1958, Marie-Louise Patricia Russell, daughter of Frederic Hooper Russell, of Vancouver, BC, by whom he had issue, two daughters, Nicola [born 27 Oct, 1959], and Alison [born 17 Jan 1965].

There are no male heirs to the baronetcy and it has become extinct with Sir Richard's death.


Amelia Mary Clare Acland [born 2022]

 Edwina Mary Acland [nee Hayward, born 1987], wife of Thomas Hugh Anthony Acland [born 1989], scion of the Acland baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Amelia Mary Clare, 3 August, 2022, a sister for Arthur John David, who was born 26 April, 2020.

Thomas Acland is a son of Nicholas Anthony Bevil Acland [born 1960], of Alderley, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Sophia Caroline Annabel Yorke [born 1961], scion of that landed family.

Edwina is a daughter of John Kenrick Hayward, of Upper Siddington, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Georgina Mary Hamilton-Russell [born 1955], scion of the Viscounts Boyne.


Saturday, August 20, 2022

Heidi Penelope and Frederick Berkeley Portman [born 2022]

Maria [Pepa] Portman [nee Leonhardt], wife of Edward Berkeley Portman (born 1983), scion of the Viscounts Portman (Visc, UK, cr 1873), gave birth to twins, Heidi Penelope and Frederick Berkeley, 15 August, 2022, a sister and brother for Amalia Cicely, born 10 April, 2015, and for Matilda Victoria, who was born 11 August, 2017.

Edward Portman is a son of Lt-Col Michael Berkeley Portman (b 1947), of Port Hill, Bideford, Devon, by his wife the former Penelope Jane Bishop.

Pepa Portman is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Leonhardt, of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Weatherall/Hilton engagement

 The engagement was announced 20 August, 2022, between Bertram Edward Johnston Weatherall [born 1989], son of [Edward] Percy Keswick Weatherall, of Cowhill, Dumfriesshire, and his wife the former Clare Mary Johnston [born 1960], descended from the Paget baronets, and Georgina Helena Hilton [born 16 September, 1990], daughter of Andrew Graham Hilton [born 1953], of Battersea, London, and his wife the former Victoria Jane Sanders [now Mrs Victoria Donald, of Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands].

Bertram Weatherall is a nephew of Isobel, Countess of Strathmore & Kinghorne, first wife of the late 18th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne.

Sir Richard Paget, 2nd Bt > Sylvia Mary Paget > Susanna Maria Chancellor > Clara Mary Johnston > Bertram Weatherall


Friday, August 19, 2022

Dancy/Nicholson engagement

The engagement was announced 19 August, 2022, between Benjamin Charles F. Dancy [born 1987], eldest son of Jonathan Dancy, of Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, and his wife the former Sarah Wyatt, and  Zoë Mary Louisa [born 1990] eldest daughter of Edward Anthony Spours Nicholson [born June, 1953], of Mottistone, Isle of Wight, and his wife the former Hon Diana Mary Seely [born 30 July, 1954], daughter of the late 4th Baron Mottistone [1920-2011].


Mary, Baroness Manton 1925-2022

 Mary [Mimi], Baroness Manton, widow of the 3rd Baron, died 15 August, 2022. She was 97.

She was born Mary Elizabeth [known as Mimi] Hallinan, 7 Apr, 1925 [twin with a sister Evelyn], scion of an Irish landed gentry family, daughter of Maj Thomas Francis Dennehy Hallinan [1895-1959], of Ashbourne, Glounthaune, Co Cork, and his wife the former Millicent Georgina Walshe [d 12 Apr, 1970]; and married 9 January, 1951, the Hon [Joseph] Rupert Eric Robert Watson [born 22 January, 1924], son of the 2nd Baron Manton [1899-1968], and his wife the former Althea Alice Mary Pauline Langdale [1902-79]. Her husband succeeded his father, 10 June, 1968, as the 3rd Baron Manton, and died 8 Aug, 2003.

Lady Manton is the mother of two sons, Miles, the 4th Baron [born 7 May, 1958], and the Hon Thomas [born 7 May, 1958], and three daughters, Claire [born 7 Jan, 1952], wife of the 3rd Baron Hesketh, Fiona [b 26 Sept, 1953], Victoria [born 7 May, 1958]. [Miles, Thomas and Victoria being triplets].


(Muriel Joan) Barbara Benson [nee Kitchiner] 1921-2022

 (Muriel Joan) Barbara Benson [nee Kitchiner], who died 16August, 2022, aged 101, was the widow of Nicholas Robin Benson [1922-90], scion of that landed family.

She was born in 1921, a daughter of Alfred Kitchiner, of Bournemouth; and married 1 Oct, 1949, Nicholas Robin Benson [born 2 May, 1922], eldest son of Guy Holford Benson [1888-1975], and his wife Lady Violet Catherine Manners [1888-1971] [widow of Lord Elcho [1884-1916], son and heir of the 11th Earl of Wemyss] and daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland [1852-1925]. 

She leaves three sons, Robert, Christopher and Patrick, and a daughter, Penelope.


Thursday, August 18, 2022

Ann St John Hoare [née Kingham] 1932-2022

 Ann St John Hoare [née Kingham], died 9 August, 2022. She was 90, and a descendant of the Dukes of Marlborough.

She was born in 1932, daughter of Kenneth Horsfield Kingham [1903-72], and his wife the former Norah Constance St John Hickman [1907-94]; and married 1955, [John] Michael Hoare [1930-2020], son of John Henry Hoare [1893-1964], and his wife the former Beatrice Taylor [1894-1970], by whom she had issue, three sons, Geoffrey, Toby and Oliver.

Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough > Lady Diana Spencer > Gen Hon Frederick St John > Charles William George St John > Anne St John > Robert St John Hickman > Norah Constance St John Hickman > Anne St John Kingham [d 2022]


Rutter/Westropp engagement

 The engagement was announced 18 August, 2022, between George Edward W. Rutter [born 1993], son of Paul Stuart Rutter [born 1967], of Leadhall Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Karen Steel, and Marina Monica [Mimi] Westropp [born 22 December, 1993], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Anthony Henry [Harry] Westropp [born 22 December, 1944], of Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, and his wife the Hon Victoria Monica Watson [born 7 May, 1958], daughter of the late 3rd Baron Manton [1924-2003].


Mark Girouard, FSA 1931-2022

 Mark Girouard, FSA, who died 16 August, 2022, aged 90, was an architectural writer, authority on the country house, architectural historian and a biographer. He was sometime professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford.

He was born 7 October, 1931, son of Major Richard Desiré Girouard [1905-89], and his 1st wife the Lady Blanche Maud de la Poer Beresford [1898-1940], daughter of the 6th Marquess of Waterford [1875-1911], and his wife the Beatrix Frances Petty-Fitzmaurice [1877-1953], daughter of the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne [1845-1927], &c.

He married in 1970, the artist Dorothy Dorf, by whom he had one daughter, Blanche Camilla [born 1976].


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Nicholas Benbow Evans 1950-2022

 Nicholas Benbow Evans, who died 9 August, 2022, aged 72, was an author, famous for his novel The Horse Whisperer.

He was born 26 July, 1950. Married [1] Jennifer Lyon, by whom he had issue, 2 sons and a daughter; married [2], 2004, Charlotte Gordon-Cumming [born 2 Feb, 1958], scion of the baronets of that name, daughter of Sir William Gordon-Cumming, 6th Baronet [1928-2002], and his wife the former Elisabeth Hinde.

He also leaves a son from a former relationship.


Michael St Clair Baddeley 1934-2022

 Michael St Clair Baddeley, who died 4 August, 2022, aged 88, was a scion of the landed gentry family of that name, of Castle Hale.

He was born in 1934, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert John Halkett Baddeley, MC [1877-1955], and his wife the former Hilda Wardle [1897-1974]. He married Barbara Ramage, by whom he had a son, Shaun Halkett St Clair Baddeley [born 1970], and a daughter, Annabel [born 1966], wife of Sir Patrick Coghill, 9th Baronet [born 1960].


Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Simon Bland, KCVO 1923-2022

 Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Simon Bland, KCVO, who died 11 August, 2022, aged 98, was a scion of that landed gentry family, and was a former private secretary to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

Simon Claude Michael Bland was born 4 December, 1923, son of Sir [George] Nevile Maltby Bland, KCMG, KCVO [1886-1972], and his wife the former Portia Ottley [1893-1968], scion of that landed gentry family.

He was educated at Eton and served in the Second World War in the Scots Guards, in Italy, and saw service in Malaya 1949-51; Assistant Military Adviser at the UK High Commission, Karachi 1959-60; he was Comptroller and Assistant Private Secretary to HRH the late Duke of Gloucester, 1961-74; and Private Secretary to the late HRH Prince William of Gloucester 1968-72; Comptroller, Private Secretary and Equerry to HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and to HRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, 1972-89, Extra Equerry to Princess Alice, 1989-2004; and Extra Equerry to the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester since 1989.

He was appointed MVO in 1967, advanced to CVO in 1973, and KCVO in 1982.

Sir Simon Bland married 2 March, 1954, Beatrice Olivia Blackett [1932-2013], scion of the Blackett landed family, of Wylam, daughter of Maj Christopher William Stewart Burdett Blackett [1908-58], and his wife the former Kathleen Charlotte Williams-Wynn [1910-91], scion of the baronets of that name, by whom he had issue, one son, David Neville William [born 7 Dec, 1959], and three daughters, Catherine Mary [born 15 May, 1955], Rachel Corinna [born 25 Feb, 1957], and Henrietta Portia [born 17 Apr, 1967].

Lady Bland died 13 June, 2013.


Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Gaffney/Straker engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 August, 2022, between Lieut Jack Erik Gaffney [born 1996], descended from the Feilden baronets, younger son of Edward W.B. [Bay] Gaffney [born 1962], of Wimbledon, London, and his wife the former Helen Tugwell, and Beatrice Constance [Bea] Straker [born 5 November, 1995], scion of that landed gentry family, of Stagshaw, younger daughter of the late James Andrew John Straker [1959-2022], and his wife the former Rodrica Consuelo Chichester-Constable, DL [born 31 March, 1963], of that landed family of Burton Constable.


Monday, August 15, 2022

Duke and Duchess of Norfolk divorced

 After thirty five years of marriage the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk have finalised their divorce.

Edward William Fitzalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal of England [born 2 Dec, 1956], son of the 17th Duke, KG [1915-2002], and the former Ann Mary Teresa Constable-Maxwell [1927-2013], married 27 June, 1987, Georgina Susan Gore [born 30 Jan, 1962], scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe, daughter of John Temple Gore [1931-2018], and his wife the former Serena Margaret Mounsey [died 2015], by whom he had issue, three sons, Henry, Earl of Arundel and Surrey [born 3 Dec, 1987], Lord Thomas [born 14 March, 1992], and Lord Philip [born 14 July, 1996], and two daughters, Lady Rachel [born 10 June, 1989], and Lady Isobelle [born 7 Feb, 1994].

The Duke of Norfolk is now in a relationship with Francesca Vaughan [Chica] Herbert [nee Bevan, born 1963], who married at Highclere, 14 Oct, 1992, the Hon Harry Herbert [born 2 March, 1959], second son of the 7th Earl of Carnarvon [1924-2001], and daughter of Jonathan Stuart Vaughan Bevan [1940-2007], and his wife the former Victoria Leycester.

The Queen and the Princess of Wales attended Chica Bevan's first wedding to the Hon Harry Herbert.

Chica's great-uncle, David John Vaughan Bevan [1906-86] married 6 Aug, 1938, the Hon Hilary Evelyn Spicer Pakington, daughter of the 5th Baron Hampton [1888-1974]


Christopher Foyle, OBE 1943-2022

 [William Richard] Christopher Foyle, OBE, who died 10 August, 2022, aged 79, was head of that landed gentry family. He was sometime chairman of the eponymous family book shop.

He was born 20 January, 1943, son of William Richard Foyle [1912-1957], and his wife the former Alice Kun, daughter of Josef Eugen Kun, of Vienna. He married in 1983, Catherine Jelleyman, by whom he had three daughters. He also leaves a son, Alexander, from a previous relationship.


Sunday, August 14, 2022

Susan Lea [nee Greenwood] 1929-2022

 Susan Lea died 8 July, 2022, aged 93. She was a model for Sir Norman Hartnell and Sir Hardy Amies, and widow of Robert Francis Gore Lea [1906-94], scion of the Lea baronets.

She was born Susan Greenwood, 23 May, 1929, daughter of John Eric Greenwood [1891-1975], and his wife the former Doris Mary Radford [1897-1973]; and married 3 May, 1956, as his second wife, Robert Francis Gore Lea [born 22 January, 1906], younger son of Sir Thomas Sydney Lea, 2nd Baronet [1867-1946], and his wife the former Mary Ophelia Woodward [1875-1933]; by whom she had a son, [Francis] Rupert Chad Lea [born 2 Nov, 1957].

She was widowed 24 February, 1994.



Saturday, August 13, 2022

Sir John Banham 1940-2022

Sir John Banham, Knt, who died 9 August, 2022, aged 81, was a businessman, chairman of the major brewer Whitbread from 2000 to 2005, and also chairman of ECI Ventures, Tarmac and Johnson Matthey.

John Michael Middlecott Banham, was born 22 Aug, 1940, son of Terence Banham, FRCS, and his wife Belinda Joan; and married 30 Oct, 1965, Frances Barbara Molyneux Favell [born 6 February, 1943], daughter of Commander Richard Molyneux Favell [1914-1995], and his wife the former Barbara Bridget Talbot [1919-96], by whom she had issue, a son, Mark [born 30 Apr, 1968], and two daughters, Serena [born 24 May, 1970], and Morwenna [born 14 Sept, 1972].

He was knighted in 1992.

Charles, 1st Baron Talbot of Henshol > Rev Hon George Talbot > Very Rev Charles Talbot > Rear Admiral Sir Charles Talbot > Maj Francis Arthur Bouverie Talbot > Vice Admiral Sir Cecil Talbot > Barbara Bridget Talbot >Frances Barbara Molyneux Favell


Lucinda Katrina Watt [nee Janson] 1961-2022

 Lucinda Katrina Watt [nee Janson], who died 27 July, 2022, aged 61, was a scion of the Earls of Portsmouth.

Lucinda Katrina Janson was born 7 May, 1961, second daughter of Jonathan Michael Janson [1930-2015], and his wife the former Mary Wallop William-Powlett [1936-2021]; and married 1991, Andrew Peter Watt, son of Commander Alexander Strachan Watt, RN, by whom she had 2 daughters, Georgiana and Arabella.


Noel Frederick Augustus Page-Turner, DL 1934-2022

 Noel Frederick Augustus Page-Turner, DL, who died 8 August, 2022, aged 88, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born 6 May, 1934, second son of Frederick Ambrose Wilford Page-Turner [1882-1936], head of that family, by his wife the former Margaret Farndson Morris; and married 17 September, 1960, Christine Mary Tetley, the youngest daughter of Robert Francis Tetley, of Beechfield, Boston Spa, Yorkshire, by whom he had two sons, Edward [b 26 Sept, 1961] and Gregory [b 28 Apr, 1964], and a daughter, Cassandra [born 16 June, 1966, who married David Pleydell-Bouverie, scion of the Earls of Rador]


Whitelaw/Packe engagement

The engagement was announced 13 August, 2022, between Stuart P. Whitelaw, son of Mr Gavin Whitelaw and Mrs Patricia Whitelaw, and Olivia Aloÿse Hester  Packe [born 11 August, 1984], scion of the Packe-Drury-Lowe landed gentry family, daughter of Mr Andrew James Packe [born 11 January, 1951], and his wife the former Aloÿse Anne Blackie.

Olivia Packe descends from the Ogilvy baronets:-

Col Sir Reginald Ogilvy, 10th Baronet > Gilbert Francis Molyneux Ogilvy > Katharine Olivia Mary Ogilvy > Andrew James Packe > Olivia Packe


Lyons/Lea engagement

 The engagement was announced 13 August, 2022, between Alistair Lyons, youngest son of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Lyons, of Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, and Hannah Emily Doris Lea [born 1994], eldest daughter of Piers E. Lea [born 1961], of London, by his wife the former Annabel Carol Fox [born 1962].

Hannah Lea descends paternally from the Smith-Dorrien-Smith landed gentry family, and descends maternally from the Earls of Erne.

The 3rd Earl of Erne [1802-85] > Col the Hon Charles Crichton [1841-1918] > Maj Hubert Francis Crichton [1874-1914] > Doris Madeline Crichton [1904-93] > Carol Esther Pease [b 1932] > Annabel Carol Fox [b 1962] > Hannah Lea [b 1994]


Friday, August 12, 2022

Wolfe Albert Henry Hopkinson [born 2022]

Jemima Elizabeth Hopkinson [née Radcliffe, born 1994], wife of Frederick Henry Hopkinson [born 1985], gave birth to a son, Wolfe Albert Henry, 21 June, 2022.

Frederick Hopkinson is a son of Adrian T. Hopkinson [born 1953], of Norton Lindsey, Warwickshire, and his wife the former Clare Diana Birch Reynardson [born 1954], scion of that landed gentry family.

Jemima Hopkinson is a daughter of Michael R. Radcliffe [born 1949], of Cound, Shropshire, and his wife the former Alexandra Jones.

The infant descends from the Ponsonby Barons De Mauley:-

The 2nd Baron De Mauley > Hon Edwin Ponsonby > Diana Ponsonby > William Birch Reynardson > Clare Birch Reynardson > Frederick Hopkinson > Wolfe Hopkinson


Hogg/Ponsonby engagement

 The engagement was announced 12 August, 2022, between Andrew A.J. Hogg, younger son of the late [Adam] Ronald Hogg, CBE [1951-2019], and Mrs Jane Hogg, of Chester-le-Street, County Durham, & Alice Elizabeth Ponsonby [born 1988], only daughter of Sir Charles Ashley Ponsonby, 3rd Baronet [born 10 June, 1951], of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Mary Priscilla Bromley-Davenport [born 13 September, 1951], scion of that landed gentry family.


Sewell/Garbutt engagement

 The engagement was announced 12 August, 2022, between Henry Alexander Sewell [born 4 May, 1988], scion of that landed gentry family, elder son of [Charles] Percy Sewell [born 22 Dec, 1958], of Oxhill, Warwickshire, and his wife the former Alice Louise Esther Margot Huntington-Whiteley [born 22 July, 1961] scion of the baronets of that name, & Roberta Lois Carla Garbutt [born Norwich, March, 1993], daughter of Leo Garbutt, of Grenada, West Indies, and Mrs Garbutt [nee Lilian Ramdhanny].

Henry Sewell is descended from Queen Victoria:-

Queen Victoria > Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany > Prince Charles, Duke of Albany & Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha > Princess Caroline Matilde of Saxe-Coburg > Viktoria Gräfin zu Castell-Rüdenhausen > Alice Huntington-Whiteley > Henry Sewell

Henry also descends from the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin:-

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG > Lady Pamela Baldwin > Sir John Huntington-Whiteley, 4th Baronet > Alice Huntington-Whiteley > Henry Sewell


Joanna Mary Jamieson 1935-2022

 Joanna Mary Jamieson (nee Woodall), died 1 August, 2022, aged 87. She was the widow of Major David Auldjo Jamieson, VC, CVO [1920-2001].

Jamieson won the Victoria Cross for the magnificant leadership and courage he displayed in the desperate battle for the bridgehead on the River Orne in Normandy, which had been gained in August 1944 by the men of The Royal Norfolk Regiment during the breakout after the D-Day landings. In a dangerous period, during which his company was repeatedly assaulted by overwhelmingly powerful German armoured forces, Jamieson kept a cool head and displayed resolve and tactical skills which, over a period of 36 hours, held the Norfolk's hard-won position and eventually repulsed the enemy's tanks.

Joanna Mary Woodall was born in London in 1935, daughter of Edward Corbet Woodall [1903-1972], and his wife the former Janet Inez Crawley [1906-1964]; and married firstly, 30 April, 1955 [div 1968], the Hon Richard Archer Alan Windsor-Clive [1928-2014], second son of the 2nd Earl of Plymouth [1889-1943], and his wife the Lady Irene Corona Charteris [1902-89], daughter of the 11th Earl of Wemyss [1857-1937]. She married 2ndly, in 1969, as his second wife, Maj David Jamieson,VC [born 1 Oct, 1920], son of Sir Archibald Auldjo Jamieson.

Mrs Jamieson leaves issue from her first marriage, a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Cathryn.


Thursday, August 11, 2022

Sir Edward Hulse, 10th Baronet, DL 1932-2022

 Sir Edward Hulse, 10th Baronet, DL, died 5 August, 2022. He was 89.

Edward Jeremy Westrow Hulse was born 22 November, 1932, son of Sir [Hamilton] Westrow Hulse, 9th Baronet [1909-1996], and his 1st wife the former Philippa Mabel Taylor; and succeeded to the baronetcy [created GB, 1739], on his father's death, 10 April, 1996.

Sir Edward, of Brearmore House, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire, was a Captain, Scots Guards, stockbroker, a deputy lieutenant for Hampshire, and and High Sheriff of Hampshire, 1978.

He married 9 Oct, 1957, Verity Ann Pilkington, daughter of William Lee Pilkington, by whom he had issue, a son, Michael and a dauhter, Camilla. The baronetcy now passes to his son, [Edward ] Michael Westrow Hulse, who was born 10 September, 1959.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

William Anthony Jepson-Turner 1985-2022

 William Anthony Jepson-Turner died 28 July, 2022, aged 36.

He was born in 1985, son of Anthony William Jepson-Turner and his wife the former Lucy Katherine Bradford, and was descended from the Lucas-Tooth baronets.

Maj Sir Archibald Lucas-Tooth, 2nd Baronet > Rosemarie Helen Lucas-Tooth > Anthony William Jepson-Turner > William Anthony Jepson-Turner [d 2022]


John Walter Carre-Riddell 1925-2022

John Walter Carre-Riddell, who died 5 August, 2022, aged 97, at Melbourne, Australia, was a scion of the Riddell baronets, born 1 May, 1925, son of Colonel Consett Carre-Riddell (1887-1953), and his wife the former Thora Menzies (who died 1963); and married 26 March, 1957, Margaret Louise (Margot) Krohn (who died 1986), by whom he had issue, two sons, Malcolm (born 1 May, 1960), and David (born 24 Oct, 1966), and two daughters, Fiona (born 21 January, 1958), and Susan (born 6 Dec, 1962).


Agass/Douglas engagement

 The engagement was announced 9 August, 2022, between Samuel David Agass [born 1991], son of Robert A. Agass, of Clifton, Bedfordshire, and his late wife the former Jayne Elizabeth Ford [1956-2013], and the Lady Jennifer Mary Douglas [born 29 March, 1991], younger daughter of the 22nd Earl of Morton [born 17 January, 1952], of Dalmahoy, Edinburgh, and the Countess of Morton [nee Amanda Kirsten Mitchell].


Lady Owen 1928-2022

 Lady Owen, who died 4 August, 2022, aged 93, was the widow of Sir John Arthur Dalziel Owen [1925-2010], a Judge of the High Court.

Valerie Ethell was born in 1928, daughter of William Ethell [1897-1987], and his wife the former Emily Alberta Dale [1904-92], and married John Owen in 1952. Her husband died 9 Dec, 2010.

Lady Owen leaves a son, [James] Alexander [born 1966], and a daughter, Melissa [born 12 Nov, 1960], who married 1 June, 1985 [div 1997], the Hon Michael-John Ulick Knatchbull [born 24 May, 1950], second son of the 7th Baron Brabourne [1924-2005], and his wife the [2nd] Countess Mountbatten of Burma [1924-2017], who held the peerage in her own right, daughter of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma [1900-79], and the Hon Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley [1901-60].


Hon Mrs Judith Ann Plunket [née Power] c1939-2022

 The Hon Mrs Judith Ann Plunket, who died at Harare, Zimbabwe, 1 August, 2022, aged 83, was the mother of Lord Plunket, the 9th Baron.

Judith Ann Power was born c 1939, daughter of Gerard Patrick Power [1894-1954], of Lapworth, Warwickshire, and his wife the former Margaret Alice Clinton [1908-1988]; and married 14 December, 1961, as his first wife, the Hon Shaun Albert Frederick Sheridan Plunket [1931-2012], third son of the 6th Baron Plunket [1899-1938], and his wife the former Dorothé Mabel Lewis [1900-1938].

The 6th Baron and his wife both died in a plane crash in California, 24 February, 1938, and the Plunket children were brought up by his sister, the Hon Helen Rhodes, and her husband, Arthur.

Her husband's brother were the 7th Baron [1923-75], and the 8th Baron [1925-2013].

Mrs Plunket leaves a son, Tyrone Shaun Terence Plunket, the 9th Baron [born 5 Feb, 1966], and a daughter, the Hon  Loelia Dorothée Alexandra Plunket [born 26 Apr, 1963].


Tuesday, August 09, 2022

The 21st Earl of Suffolk & 14th Earl of Berkshire 1935-2022

 The Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, a peer for 81 years, a 'man about town' beloved by newspaper columnists in his hey day, died 5 August, 2022. He was 87.

Michael John James John Robert [Mickey] Howard was born 27 March, 1935, the son of the 20th Earl of Suffolk, GC [1906-1941], and his wife the former Mimi Forde-Pigott [who died 22 Feb, 1966], and was styled Viscount Andover until the death of his father, who was killed defusing an unexploded enemy bomb, 12 May, 1941, aged 35, and awarded a posthumous George Cross.

He succeeded to a string of English peerages - the Earldom of Suffolk [created in 1603], the Earldom of Berkshire [created in 1625], the Viscountcy of Andover [created 1621/22], and the Barony of Howard of Charlton [created with the Viscountcy of Andover], the last territorial designation taken from the family seat, at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Lord Suffolk & Berkshire was thrice married; firstly, 1 Oct, 1960 [div. 1967] Mme Simone Paulmier, former wife of Michel Paulmier, and daughter of Georges Litman, of Paris, France. He married 2ndly, 22 September, 1973 [div 1980], Anita Robsahm Fuglesang [later, from 1984, Countess of Harrington, wife of the 12th Earl of Harrington], daughter of Robin Robsahm Fuglesang, of Lacock, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Wendy Whitehead. He married 3rdly, 15 Dec, 1983, Linda Jacqueline, Viscountess Bridport [born 1950], former wife of the 4th Viscount Bridport, and daughter of Lt-Col Vincent Rudolph Paravicini, of Nutley Manor, Basingstoke, co Hampshire, and his wife [nee Swinnerton-Dyer].

From his first marriage he had a daughter, Lady Lucinda, who died in infancy, in 1962' from his second marriage he leaves a son, Alexander [born 1974], and a daughter, Lady Katherine [born 9 Apr, 1976], and from his 3rd marriage he leaves two daughters, Lady Philippa [born 1985], and Lady Natasha [born 1987]. His only son, Alexander Charles Michael Winston Robsahm Howard, styled Viscount Andover [born 17 September, 1974], succeeds as 22nd Earl of Suffolk, and 15th Earl of Berkshire.

Clementine Soames [born 2022]

Antonia Lucy Diana Soames [née Harington, born 1991 ], wife of Arthur Christopher Soames [born 1990], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Clementine, 5 August, 2022.

Antonia Soames, a scion of the Harington baronets, is a goddaughter of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and a cousin of Kit Harington, the Game of Throne actor, daughter of Jonathan Edward McCalmont Harington [born 14 March, 1955], of Barnwell, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Susan Antonia Fenwick [born 1960], a school friend of the then Lady Diana Spencer.

Arthur Soames, is a son of the Hon Rupert Christopher Soames [born 18 May, 1959], of Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Camilla Rose Dunne, scion of that landed family, amd is a grandson of the late Baron Soames [1920-87], and a great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, KG [1874-1965]


McCauley/Abrahams engagement

 The engagement was announced 9 August, 2022, between Jake McCauley, eldest son of Mr Graham McCauley, and Ms Julie-Ann Madsen, of Gold Coast, Australia, and Harriet Laila Abrahams [born 1988], daughter of Colonel [Sidney] Anthony George Abrahams [born 1951], of Colmworth, Bedfordshire, andhis wife the former Katherine Helen Anne Chetwynd-Talbot [born 8 March, 1957], scion of the Talbot Earls of Shrewsbury.


April Eileen Strang Steel [nee Studd] 1949-2022

 April Eileen Strang Steel [nee Studd] died 4 August, 2022. She was a kinswoman of the Studd baronets.

She was born in 1949, a daughter of Aubrey Fairfax Studd [1914-2003], and his wife the former Katharine Elpseth Harrison-Wallace, she married 24 October, 1970, Colin Brodie Strang Steel [born 2 June, 1945], scion of the Steel baronets, a younger son of Sir Fiennes William Strang Steel, 2nd Baronet [1912-92], and his wife the former Joan Ella Brodie Henderson [1916-1982], by whom she had issue, three sons, James [b 1973], Alistair [b 1975], and Peter [born 1977].


Maj. Alexander Richard Trotter, 14th of Mortonhall and 5th of Charterhall, CVO 1939-2022

 Major Alexander Richard Trotter, 14th of Mortonhall and 5th of Charterhall, CVO, died 3 August, 2022. He was 83.

Major Trotter, Scottish chieftain, late the Royal Scots Greys, was Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire, 2000-2014, and appointed CVO, in 2013.

He was born 20 February, 1939, son of Maj. Henry Redvers Trotter, 13th of Mortonhall and 4th of Charterhall [1902-1962], a grandson maternally of the 15th Earl of Eglinton, and his wife the former Rona Margaret Murray; and married 1 June, 1970, Julia Henrietta Greenwell [born 2 February, 1946], daughter of Sir Peter McClintock Greenwell, 3rd Baronet [1914-78], and his wife the former Jean Henrietta Rose Haig-Thomas [1920-2010], by whom he had issue, three sons, Henry, Edward and Rupert. The eldest son, who was born 27 March, 1972, becomes 15th of Mortonhall and 6th of Charterhall, he is married to Catherine Cameron, a granddaughter of a Marquis of Lothian. The youngest son, Rupert, is married to Lady Louisa Montagu Douglas Scott, daughter of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry.


Monday, August 08, 2022

James Brian Winnington-Ingram 1959-2022

 James Brian Winnington-Ingram, who died 24 July, 2022, aged 62, was a scion of the Winnington baronets, descended from Sir Edward Winnington, 2nd Baronet.

He was born 1 September, 1959, son of Gerald Newell Winnington-Ingram [1935-89], and his wife the former Lillian Tremblay [who died 1972].

Aurelia Isabella Tara Frances Tress Adams [born 2022]

 Lavinia Cordelia Frances Tress Adams [nee Kortlang, born 5 May, 1982] wife of Christopher Leonard Adams [born 28 July, 1964], gave birth to a daughter Aurelia Isabella Tara Tress, 19 July, 2022.

The infant descends from the Barry baronets:-

Maj Sir Rupert Barry, 4th Baronet > Tara Barry > Lavinia Kortlang > Aurelia Adams


Humphrey Chetwynd-Talbot 1930-2022

 Humphrey John Patrick Chetwynd-Talbot, who died 2 August, 2022, aged 92, was a scion of the Talbot Earls of Shrewsbury.

He was born 11 January, 1930, a son of Maj. Patrick Gilbert Murray Chetwynd-Talbot [1905-1979],and his wife the former Audrey Guthe [1906-1995], scion of that landed gentry family; & married 11 Apr, 1953, Anne Jukes-Hughes, daughter of Capt Edward Jukes-Hughes, CBE, RN [1883-1966], and his wife the former Dorothy Noel Turner [1896-1982], by whom he had issue, three daughters, Katherine, Jennifer & Annabel.


Saturday, August 06, 2022

Michael Wordsworth 1942-2022

 Michael Wordsworth died in Portugal, 29 July, 2022, aged 79.

He was born 22 October, 1942, son of Lieutenant-Col. John Gordon Wordsworth, OBE [1913-95], and his wife the former Doreen Butler-Henderson [1920-2015], scion of the Barons Faringdon. He married in 1966, Christine Stella Lear [born 1943], daughter of Arthur Frederick J Lear [1910-68], and his wife the former Amy Stella Pridham [1904-82], by whom he had issue, a son, Giles Patrick John [b 1969], and a daughter, Zara Caroline [born 1972].

Alexander Henderson, 1st Baron Faringdon > Hon Eric Brand Butler-Henderson > Doreen Butler-Henderson > Michael Wordsworth


Colville/Pettit engagement

The engagement was announced 6 Aug, 2022, between Alexander Keith Colville [born 1993], son of Mr Jeffrey Rex Colville [born 1956], of Englefield Green, Surrey, and Mrs Colville [nee Price], & Olivia G.B. Pettit, daughter of Timothy John Pettit [born 1959], of Godalming, Surrey, and his wife the former Susan J Butterfield.

Olivia Pettit's aristocratic ancestry:-

George North, 3rd Earl of Guilford > Susan, Baroness North > William North, 11th Baron North > Hon Susan Georgina North > Col. John Sidney North FitzGerald > Georgiana Mary FitzGerald > Timothy John Pettit > Olivia Pettit



Patricia, Baroness Foley 1925-2022

Patricia, Baroness Foley, who died in London, 27 July, 2022, aged 96, was a former wife of the 8th Baron Foley.

She was born in 1925, daughter of Joseph Zoellner III, of Pasadena, California, and married firstly, Minor de Meek, and married 2ndly, 23 December, 1958 [div. 1971], as his first wife, the 8th Baron Foley [born 9 Aug, 1923], composer and pianist, son of the 7th Baron Foley [1898-1927], and his wife the former Minoru Greenstone [died 1968], daughter of Henry Greenstone, of Johannesburg, South Africa.

The 8th Baron Foley died 12 Feb, 2012. Lady Foley leaves two children from her marriage to Lord Foley, the Hon Alexandra Mary Foley [born 3 Apr, 1960], and Thomas Henry Foley, the 9th Baron [born 1 Apr, 1961].


Warner/Milne engagement

 The engagement was announced 6 August, 2022, between Charles Thomas Courtenay Warner [born 30 September, 1989], son and heir of Sir Philip Courtneay Thomas Warner, 4th Baronet [born 3 April, 1951], of Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Penelope Anne Elmer, and Kimberley I. Milne, daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Milne, of Cleughearn, Lanarkshire.

Charles Warner descends from the 2nd Baron Penrhyn:-

2nd Baron Penrhyn > Hon Nesta Douglas-Pennant > Sir Edward Warner, 3rd Bt > Sir Philip Warner, 4th Bt > Charles Warner


Friday, August 05, 2022

Audrian Hutchinson (nee Riddell) 1926-2022

 Audrian Hutchinson (nee Riddell), who died 1 August, 2022, aged 96, was a scion of the Riddell baronets; born in Toronto, Canada, 18 April, 1926, a daughter of John Riddell (1895-1959), and his wife the former Alys Savage (died 1982); and married 2 June, 1950, William Burns Hutchinson, son of William Hutchinson, of Torontom by whom she had issue, two sons, Michael (born 9 June, 1961), and Gregory (born 1962), and a daughter, Janet (born 7 Apr, 1954).



Peter John Vernon 1963-2022

 Peter John Vernon, who died 27 July, 2022, aged 59, was a descendant of the Earls of Harrowby.

He was born 10 March, 1963, the second son of James John Vernon [1932-2015], and his wife the former Elizabeth Jean Ryder [born 8 March, 1938], scion of the Earls of Harrowby.

He married in 1988, Patricia Jean Nicol, daughter of James C.K. Nicol, and his wife the former Carolyn June Edgcumbe, by whom he had two daughters, Kate [b 1992], and Philippa [b 1994].


Son and heir for the Marquess and Marchioness of Bristol

 The Marchioness of Bristol [nee Meredith Dunn], wife of Frederick William Augustus Hervey, 8th Marquess of Bristol (born 19 October, 1979), gave birth to a son and heir, Frederick William Herbert Morley Hervey, to be styled Earl Jermyn, 25 July, 2022, a brother for Lady Arabella Prudence Morley Hervey, who was born 8 March, 2020.

The Marquess and Marchioness of Bristol married at the Brompton Oratory in May, 2018.

Lord Bristol is the younger son of the late 6th Marquess of Bristol (1915-85), by his third wife the former Yvonne Marie Sutton.

The Marquess of Bristol is a younger half brother of the late 7th Marquess, and inherited the family honours, 10 January, 1999.  He is also Earl of Bristol, Earl Jermyn, and Baron Hervey.


Mary, Lady Tollemache 1933-2022

 Mary, Lady Tollemache, who died 27 July, 2022, aged 88, was the widow of Maj Sir Lyonel Tollemache, 7th Baronet. She was a scion of the Whitbread brewing dynasty.

Mary Joscelyne Whitbread was born 9 September, 1933, daughter of Colonel William Henry Whitbread [1900-1994], and his first wife and cousin, Anne Joscelyne Whitbread [1906-1936].

She married 6 February, 1960, Major Lyonel Humphrey John Tollemache [born 10 July, 1931], son of Maj-Gen Sir Humphrey Tollemache, 6th Baronet, CB, CBE, DL [1897-1990], and his wife the former Nora Priscilla Taylor [1900-1990]. Her husband succeededhis father, as 7th Baronet, in 1990, and died 7 Oct, 2020.

Lady Tollemache leaves issue, a son, Sir Richard Tollemache, 8th Baronet [born 4 May, 1966], and two daughters, Katheryne [born 18 Dec, 1960], and Henrietta [born 15 May, 1970]. A son, [Lyonel] Thomas [born 31 Jan 1963, died 22 Aug, 1996].


Thursday, August 04, 2022

Ludo Tuttiett [born 2022]

 The Lady Clara Elizabeth Isis Tuttiett [nee Paget], wife of Oscar William Tuttiett [born 1988], has given birth to a son, Ludo.

Lady Clara Paget is an actress and model, daughter of the 8th Marquess of Anglesey [born 13 November, 1950], and his wife the former Georgeanne Elizabeth Elliott Downes.

Oscar Tuttiett is a Burberry model, son of James E. Tuttiett [born 1963] and his wife the former Amelia J Bruce [born 1964].

The couple married in 2021.


James Arthur Lennox Peel 1964-2022

 James Arthur Lennox Peel, who died 24 July, 2022, aged 58, was a descendant of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon.

He was born 13 February, 1964, second son of Jeremy Charles Peel [1934-88], and his wife the former Sheila Mary Rose Fordyce [born 2 May, 1939], a granddaughter maternally of the 1st Baron Windlesham [1877-1953]. 

He married firstly, in 1987, Belinda Margaret Emma Smith, daughter of Nicholas Smith. 

James Peel leaves a husband, Michael Montecillo.

Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond > Lady Jane Lennox > Sir Charles Lennox Peel >Horace Peel > Lt-Col Charles Algernon Peel > Jeremy Charles Peel >James Arthur Lennox Peel [1964-2022]


Amanda Mildred Ward [nee Vincent] 1942-2022

 Amanda Mildred Ward, who died suddenly in Scotland, 15 July, 2022, aged 79, was a scion of the Vincent baronets, a granddaughter of a Lord Mayor of London.

Mrs Ward was the second wife, and widow, of Gerald Ward, scion of the Earls of Dudley, who led a varied life as a soldier, banker, businessman, farmer on his Berkshire estate, supporter of many charities and intrepid sportsman; he was also a close friend of the Prince of Wales, serving as an Extra Equerry from 1987, working for the Prince's Trust from 1990 to 2001, and he stood as a godfather to the Duke of Sussex.

She was born Amanda Mildred Vincent, 22 November, 1942, daughter of Sir Lacey Eric Vincent, 2nd Baronet [1902-63], and his wife the former Helen Millicent Robertson [1905-2000].

She married firstly, 5 December, 1961, as his first wife, Capt [John] Barry Henry Dinan [born 1939], of the Irish Guards, son of Capt Dermot Anthony Dinan, Irish Guards, of Kensington, by his wife the former Pamela Joan Kennedy [1916-94]; she married 2ndly, in 1984, Capt Gerald John Ward, CBE [1938-2008], lof the Royal Horse Guards, of Chilton Park Farm, Hungerford, Berkshire, son of Colonel Edward John Sutton Ward [1909-90], of the Life Guards, by his 1st wife the former Margaret Susan Corbett [died 1981].

Mrs Ward leaves two sons from her first marriage, Mark Henry Dinan [b 9 March 1963], and Dominic John Dinan [b 27 June, 1966].


Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Lale-Rose Havva Temurçin [born 2022]

 Alexandra Cary Temurçin [born 1985, nee Hilliard], wife of Ertüze Metehan Temurçin, gave birth to a daughter, Lale-Rose Havva, 22 July, 2022.

Ertüze is the only son of Mr and Mrs Kemal Temurçin, of Istanbul, Turkey.

Alexandra Temurçin is the eldest daughter of Richard Guy Hilliard, of Wilton, Salisbury, and his wife the former Melinda Mary Hammick [born 7 Oct, 1955], scion of the Hammick baronets.

Rev. Sir St Vincent Hammick, 2nd Bt [1806-88] > Sir Murray Hammick [1854-1936] > Henry Hammick [1890-1968] > Alexander Hammick [b 1928] > Melinda Hammick [b 1955] > Alexandra Hilliard [b 1985] > Lale-Rose Havva Temurçin


David Richard Hartigan Archibald 1936-2022

 David Richard Hartigan Archibald, who died 27 July, 2022, aged 86, was a scion of that landed gentry family, of Rusland Hall, Ulverston.

He was born 29 April, 1936, second son of Roger Campbell Archibald [1903-78], head of the family, of Barrowbanks, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, and his wife the former Alice May Hartigan [1905-88]; and married 14 July, 1967, Susan Yvonne Bridget Mansfield White, daughter of Maj William Alexander White, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, by whom he had issue, two daughters, Camilla and Katrina.


Lord Dalmeny marries Harriet Clapham

 The marriage has taken place at Barnbougle Castle, Edinburgh, between Harry Ronald Neil Primrose, styled Lord Dalmeny [born 20 November, 1967], son and heir of the 7th Earl of Rosebery [born 11 February, 1929], and his wife the former Alison Mary Deirdre Reid [born 1931], and Harriet Clapham, daughter of [Ronald] Barrie Clapham [born Sept, 1951], and his wife the former Mari Kirkwood, a 'beauty queen', who was Miss Scotland in 1975.

It is Lord Dalmeny's second marriage. He married firstly, 19 June, 1994, Caroline Daglish, daughter of Ronald Daglish, by whom he has a son, and four daughters.


Lantsheere/Williams-Ellis engagement

 The engagement was announced 3 August, 2022, between Raoul de Lantsheere, younger son of Mr and Mrs Jean-François de Lantsheere, and Phoebe Constance Mary Williams-Ellis [born 1994], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of David Hugo Martyn Williams-Ellis and his former wife Mrs Serena Jane Clare Williams-Ellis [nee Stapleton, born 17 July, 1961], descended from the Ley baronets.

The bride-to-be is a step-daughter of Mrs Nicola Diana Williams-Ellis, MBE [nee Burrows], who is mother of Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, husband of HRH Princess Beatrice of York.

Phoebe Williams-Ellis's descent from the Ley baronets:-

Sir Gerald Ley, 3rd Baronet [1902-80] > Annabel Alison Ley [b 1939] > Serena Stapleton [b 1961] > Phoebe Williams-Ellis


Warner/Guest engagement

 The engagement was announced 3 August, 2022, between Samuel J. Warner, eldest son of the late Peter Warner and Mrs Peter Warner, of Plumpton, Northamptonshire, and Jemima Charlotte Guest [born 12 March, 1995], scion of the Barons Wimborne, middle daughter of David Christian Guest [born 15 July, 1960], of Easthorpe, Essex, and his wife the former Henrietta Mary Coode-Adams [born 5 February, 1962], scion of that landed gentry family.

Jemima Guest descends from the Dukes of Marlborough:-

John Winston Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough > Lady Cornelia Spencer Churchill > Maj the Hon Oscar Guest > Patrick Henry Guest > David Christian Guest > Jemima Charlotte Guest


James/Clinch engagement

The engagement was announced 3 August, 2022, between Charles Richard Arthur James [born 1993], elder son of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Charles Dargaville James, of Halstock, Dorset, and his wife the former Fiona Martha Alison Rhys [born 28 June, 1962], scion of the Barons Dynevor, & Anna Victoria Clinch [born circa 1994], daughter of John William Clinch, of Ospringe, Kent, and his wife the former Victoria S.Wood.

Charles James descends from the Dukes of Wellington:-

 Arthur Wellesley, 5th Duke of Wellington > Lady Anne Maud Wellesley > Llewelyn Arthur Rhys > Fiona Martha Alison Rhys > Charles James [b 1993].


The Hon Lilah Catherine Rose Boyle [born 2022]

 Lucinda Julia Boyle, styled Viscountess Dungarvan (born 1982), wife of Rory Jonathan Courtenay Boyle, styled Viscount Dungarvan (born 10 Dec, 1978), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Lilah Catherine Rose Boyle, 29 July, 2022, a sister for the Hon Tatiana Isla Charlotte Boyle, who was born 14 August, 2018.

Viscount Dungarvan is the son and heir of the 15th Earl of Cork & Orrery (b 1945) (Peerage of Ire, cr 1620), of Lickfold, West Sussex, by his wife the former Hon Rebecca Juliet Noble (b 1950) (see Glenkinglas, Life Peerage & Noble Bts).

Viscountess Dungarvan is the younger daughter of Mr Julian C.K. Davy, of St Just in Roseland, Cornwall, by his wife the former Alison S. Black.


Henry Gabriel Richards Pickthorn 1928-2022

 Henry Gabriel Richards Pickthorn, who died 30 July, 2022, aged 93, was a scion of the Pickthorn baronets. 

He was born 29 September, 1928, younger son of Sir Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn, 1st Baronet [1892-1975], and his wife the former Nancy Catherine Lewis Richards [who died 15 Jul 1982].

He married 9 July, 1955, Mary Barton [who died 21 January, 2022], descended from the Viscounts Massereene, daughter of Cecil James Juxon Talbot Barton, CMG, OBE [1891-1980], of Rye, Sussex, and his wife the former Cicely Gladys Bradshaw [1902-40].

He leaves issue, three sons, John, Andrew and Thomas, and a daughter, Henrietta.


The 3rd Baron Wakehurst 1925-2022

 Lord Wakehurst, the 3rd Baron, died 29 July, 2022. He was 96.

[John] Christopher Loder was born 23 September, 1925, son of the 2nd Baron Wakehurst, KG, KCMG [1895-1970], and his wife the former Margaret Tennant [1899-1994], scion of the Tennant baronets, later Barons Glenconner. 

He succeeded as 3rd Baron Wakehurst [Peerage of the UK, cr 1934], on his father's death, 30 October, 1970.

Lord Wakehurst was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1950; Chairman, Anglo and Overseas Trust plc from 1968; and Morgan Grenfell Equity Income Trust plc, since 1991; Director of Morgan Grenfell Latin American Companies Trust; Deputy Chairman of the London and Manchester Group plc; CStJ; late Sub Lieutenant, RANVR, and RNVR; served in WWII in the W Pacific, 1939-45, &c.

He married firstly, 27 October, 1956, Ingeborg Krumbholz, daughter of Walter Otto Krumbholz. His first wife died 14 February, 1977; he married 2ndly, 10 September, 1983, [Francine] Brigid Noble, daughter of William Noble, of Cirecncester, Gloucestershire.

Lord Wakehurst had two children from his first marriage, a son, the Hon Timothy Walter Loder [born 28 March, 1958], who now succeeds to the peerage, and a daughter, the Hon Christina Anne Loder, who died 14 January, 2022, aged 62.


Catherine Mary Hamilton Wills 1950-2022

 Catherine Mary Hamilton Wills, who died 29 July, 2022, aged 71, was a scion of the Wills baronets, later Barons Dulverton.

She was born 23 November, 1950, daughter of Sir [Hugh] David Hamilton Wills, CBE [1917-1999], philanthropist, who established the Ditchley foundation, by his wife the former Eva Helen McMorrough Kavanagh [who died 10 May, 2022, aged 95], scion of that Irish family, and descended from the Buxton baronets.

Catherine Wills was predeceased by a brother, Martin, in 1992.


Lady Butter, CVO 1925-2022

 Lady Butter, CVO, who died in London, 29 July, 2022, aged 97, was a close friend from childhood of the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and a close member of the Queen's inner circle of friends, and one of Her Majesty's last surviving contemporaries.

Descended from Nicholas I, Tsar of Russia, Lady Butter, who lived at Cluniemore, Pitlochry, was a Perthshire philanthropist and trustee of the Butter Charity Trust. 

She was born 8 March, 1925, as Myra Alice Wernher, second daughter of Major-General Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Baronet, GCVO [1893-1973], of Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, and his wife the Countess Anastasia Mikhailovna [known as Zia] de Torby, CBE [1892-1977]. Her mother was a daughter of the Grand Duke Mikhail Mikhailovich of Russia [1861-1929], and his morganatic wife Sophie Nikolaievna von Merenberg, Countess de Torby [1868-1927], a descendant of Pushkin. Zia de Torby was granted by Royal Warrant of King George V, 1 Sept, 1917, the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl, and was thereafter known as Lady Zia Wernher.

Lady Zia Wernher's younger sister Nadejda 'Nada' [1896-1963], married 15 Nov, 1916, Prince George of Battenberg [1892-1938], who took the surname Mountbatten in 1917 and succeeded in 1921 as 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, and the Marchioness was thus an aunt of Prince Philip of Greece.

The young Prince Philip was close to the Wernher sisters, Georgina, later Mrs Harold Phillips, and Lady Kennard [1919-2011], and to Alice, and he spent much of his youth in their company. The friendship lasted until Prince Philip's demise last year. 

Myra Wernher married 5 November, 1946, at St Margaret's Church, Westminster, Major David Henry Butter, MC [born 18 March, 1920], of the Scots Guards, scion of that landed gentry family, only surviving son of Colonel Charles Adrian James Butter, OBE [1876-1944], of Pitlochry, Perthshire, and his wife the former Agnes Marguerite Clark, who came from Newark, New Jersey. 

Myra's bridal attendants included the nine year-old Princess Alexandra of Kent and the four-year old Prince Michael of Kent. Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI, attended the nuptials with the then Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.

Her husband served as Lord Lieutenant of Perthshire, 1971-75, and for Kinross 1974-75, and was appointed KCVO. From 1946 until his death, 29 May, 2010, Sir David was chieftain of the Pitlochry Highland Games.

Lady Butter was appointed CVO in 1992.

Lady Butter is survived by a son, Charles [born 10 Apr 1960], and four daughters, Sandra [born 26 July, 1948, a goddaughter of HM The Queen], Marilyn [born 22 Mar 1950, Countess of Dalhousie, wife of the 17th Earl of Dalhousie, Lord Steward of the Household], Rohays [born 9 Apr 1952, wife of Prince Alexandra Galitzine], and Georgina [born 9 July, 1956, wife of Peter von Pejacvsevic].

Lady Butter was aunt to Alexandra Phillips, the late Duchess of Abercorn [1946-2018], wife of the 5th Duke of Abercorn [born 5 Jul 1934], and to Natalia Phillips [born 8 May, 1959], wife of the late 6th Duke of Westminster [1951-2016].


Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Collins/Seel engagement

The engagement was announced 30 July, 2022, between Edward Douglas Collins [born 10 October, 1979], son of Christopher Douglas Collins [born 19 January, 1940], of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, and his wife the former Susan Anne Lumb, and Natasha Mary Seel [born 1989], daughter of Jeremy Simon Seel [born 1955], of Fawley, Hampshire, and his wife the former Carolyn Mary Webb [born 1958].

Edward Collins descends from the Backhouse baronets:-

Sir Jonathan Backhouse, 1st Baronet > Miles Roland Charles Backhouse > Una Patricia Backhouse > Christopher Collins > Edward Collins [b 1979]

Natasha Seal descends from the Baron Wakefield of Kendal [Ext]:-

1st and last Baron Wakefield of Kendal > Hon Ruth Isabel Wakefield > Carolyn Webb > Natasha Seel



Pinsent/Dewhurst engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 July, 2022, between Thomas Edward Pinsent [born 1977], son of David Hume Pinsent [born 1943], of Brucheville, Normandy, and his wife the former Alexandra Therese Emblyn Kendall [born 1946] [now Mrs Mrs Alexandra Pinsent of Crowborough, Sussex], and Anne Elizabeth MacLeod Dewhurst [born 1987], daughter of Charles Frederick Dewhurst [born 29 August, 1946], of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Lindsay Mary MacLeod Phillimore [born 20 July, 1951], scion of the Barons Phillimore.

Thomas Pinsent descends from an elder brother of the 1st Pinsent baronet.

The 2nd Baron Phillimore > Hon Robert Phillimore > Lindsay Phillimore > Anne Dewhurst


Oliver Crewdson Howard 1948-2022

 Oliver Crewdson Howard, who died 24 July, 2022, aged 74, was born 7 January, 1948, son of Joseph Crewdson Howard [1907-1993], of West Humble, Dorking, Surrey, scion of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Selby [1912-2007], scion of that landed gentry family, and educated at Winchester. He married in 2004, Laura Yolande Thompson-Royds [born 1947].


David Luard Boult 1925-2022

David Luard Boult died 15 July, 2022, aged 97. Born in 1925, son of Peter Swinton Boult, MC [1890-1955], of Hoylake, Cheshire, and his wife the former Rose Cawston Pattisson [1891-1948]; married 15 June, 1957, [Elizabeth] Anne Collett [born 22 January, 1934], scion of the Collett baronets, daughter of David Brooke Collett [1907-1998], and his wife the former Mary Cecil Beatrice Aston [1906-2002], by whom he had issue, two sons, David [born 1960], and Edward [born 1963], and a daughter, Nicola [born 1958].


Monday, August 01, 2022

Elizabeth Mary Forlan [born 2022]

Rosanna Mary Forlan [nee Mostyn, born 28 Aug, 1990], wife of Jamie Michael Forlan [born 1992], gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth Mary, 30 June, 2022.

Jamie is a son of Mr & Mrs Michael Forlan, of Hayling Island, Hampshire, & Rosanna, a scion of the Mostyn baronets, is a daughter of Brigadier Philip Joseph Mostyn [born 3 Sept, 1955], of Uplyme, Devon, by his wife the former Helen Catharine Stewart Nickerson [born 9 July, 1959].

Rosanna is a descendant of Sir Edward Mostyn, 7th Baronet.


Arlo James Sloane Kennedy and Sebastian Charles Sloane Kennedy [born 2022]

 Katherine Rose [Katie] Kennedy [née Crichton-Stuart, born 1979], wife of Robin Moore Sloane Kennedy [born 1976], gave birth to twin sons, Arlo James Sloane and Sebastian Charles Sloane, 12 July, 2022.

Katie Kennedy is a scion of the Marquesses of Bute [Marquess, GB, cr 1796], daughter of [Patrick] James Crichton-Stuart [b 1954], of Bembridge, Isle of Wight, by his first wife the former Amanda Mary Howell Williams.

Robin Kennedy is a son of Mr & Mrs John Kennedy, of South Warnborough, Hampshire.


Elizabeth Anne [Anneli] Drummond-Hay 1937-2022

  Anneli Drummond-Hay, who died in Johannesburg, 31 July, 2022, aged 84, was a scion of that landed gentry family of Seggieden, and one of Britain's top show jumpers. She was the winner of the Burghley Horse Trials in 1961, and the Badminton 3-day event in 1963, and a member of the British Show Jumping team for some years.

She was born Elizabeth Anne [but always known as Anneli] Drummond-Hay, 4 August, 1937, second daughter of Major James Drummond-Hay, JP [1905-1981], of Seggieden and Aberargie, Perthshire, and his wife Lady Margaret Douglas-Hamilton, second daughter of the 13th Duke of Hamilton & Brandon.

At the age of 16, she won the European Pony Championship and was the leading rider of combined training in Britain for three years. She won both Badminton and the first ever Burghley Horse Trials and was 2nd five times. She changed to show jumping and won many Grand Prix competitions including Brussels, Geneva, S’hertogenbosch, Paris, Berlin, Toronto, Chile, Luxembourg, Monaco, Madrid, Mexico, Amsterdam, South Africa, Palermo and Great Britain. She won 2nd in Aachen, Rotterdam and the La Baule Grand Prix. Drummond-Hay won the Rome Derby on two occasions, the Hickstead Derby, the Geneva Derby, the Berlin Derby and the South African Derby twice. She toured America and won the Grand Florida Championship, The Madison Square Garden's Championship and the All American Showjumping Championship. She represented Great Britain for 14 years on the Olympic Nations Cup Team and was awarded the FEI Badge of Honour. She won the European Show Jumping Championship. Was British Sportswoman of the year three times and South African Sportswoman of the Year eight times. Anneli was awarded the “Premio Caprilli” by the Italian Equestrian Federation for her outstanding achievements, abd collected the “Golden Spurs” by the French Federation in conjunction with the Cadre Noir for her contribution to show jumping. She Won the FEI/Samsung World Challenge on four occasions. She holds the ladies' world high jump record at 2.36 meters. The only rider to be shortlisted at Olympic Level in Dressage, Showjumping and 3 Day Eventing for the same Olympic Games. Miss Drummond-Hay trained the Dutch Junior Showjumping Champion in 2000 and 2001 whilst based in the Netherlands. Trained the runner-up in the Junior European 3 Day Event in 2004.