Saturday, August 13, 2022

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]


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

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.