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Friday, June 30, 2023

Lieutenant-Colonel James Stephen (Shamus) Olivier 1944-2023

 Lieutenant-Colonel James Stephen (Shamus) Olivier, late the Royal Horse Guards (Blues), who died 18 May, 2023, aged 79, was a scion of the Olivier landed gentry family, of Nottley, and was kinsman of the great 20th century actor Sir Laurence Olivier, life peer as Baron Olivier.

He was born in 1944, a son of Lieutenant-Colonel William Herbert Olivier, TD (1904-1992), and his wife the former Katharine Mary Jones (1904-1998), scion of the Jones baronets; and married in 1968, Sally Anne Simonds, by whom he had issue, two sons, Charlie and Julian.

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Colin Berowald Innes 1936-2023

 Colin Berowald Innes, who died 17 June, 2023, aged 87, was a scion of the Innes of Edingight baronets.

He was born 7 June, 1936, the second bus eldest surviving son of Lieutenant-Colonel Berowald Alfred Innes (1904-1981), and his wife the former Betty Ida Sandeman (1906-1997), scion of that landed gentry family; and married 1stly, 30 September, 1961, Clovanis Jane Cathcart (1942-2012), scion of the Earls Cathcart, eldest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Frederick Cathcart (1912-1971), by his wife the former Pamela Violet Stirling; and married 2ndly, in 2013, Mrs Caroline Conlin.

He leaves two daughters, Katherine (born 30 May, 1967), and Emily-Jane (born 14 January, 1969), and was predeceased by a son, Andrew (born 28 Dec, 1963, died 17 March, 1991).

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Harold Daniel Hope Elletson 1960-2023

 Harold Daniel Hope Elletson, who died 23 June, 2023, aged 62, was head of that landed gentry family, of Parrox Hall, Lancashire.

Elletson unsuccessfully contested Burnley for the Conservative Party in the 1987 general election, before becoming Member of Parliament for Blackpool North in 1992. However, in his 1997 bid for re-election in the new Blackpool North and Fleetwood constituency, he lost to Labour's Joan Humble by 8,946 votes.

He was born 8 December, 1960, son of Wing Commander Daniel Hope Elletson, RAFVR (1907-1984), abd his wife the former Coral Violet Peake Cottam (1925-2004); and married 1987 (div 2007), Fiona Margaret Ferguson, daughter of Ian Ferguson, by whom he had two sons, Alexander (born 1991), and George (born 1997).

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Ann Georgina Laird Wemyss 1928-2023

 Ann Georgina Laird Wemyss died 24 June, 2023, aged 94.

She was born 24 December, 1928, a scion of the Jackson baronets, daughter of Henry Humphrey Jackson (1895-1969), and his wife the former Georgina Middleditch (who died 1974); and married 16 August, 1952, Major (Colville) Graham Wemyss (1925-2016), son of General Sir 9Henry) Colville Barclay Wemyss, KBE, DSO, MC (1891-1959), and his wife the former Vera Mozley (1895-1996), by whom she had issue, a son, Henry Graham Wemyss (1956-2010), and a daughter, Alice Caroline Wemyss (born 4 September, 1953).

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William John Newlands Moore 1944-2023

William John Newlands Moore died 25 June, 2023.

Born in 1944 the son of William Moore, of Thornhill House, Stalbridge, co Dorset, he married 1stly, 22 June, 1968 (div 1975), Davina Marion Chetwode (born 23 July, 1947), scion of the Barons Chetwode, the eldest daughter of Major George David Chetwode (1914-1999), and his wife the Lady Willa Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (1924-2010), daughter of the 5th Earl of Minto (1891-1975); married 2ndly, Julia Dominica ______. From his first marriage he leaves a daughter, Lucy (b 1970), and from his second union he leaves 2 sons, Alexander and Gregory.

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Massey/Walker engagement

The engagement was announced 29 June, 2023, between Edmund Greville Robert Massey (born 1990), scion of the Barons Massey, youngest son of William Greville Sale Massey (born 31 Aug, 1953), of Beanacre, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Cecilia D'Oyly Awdry (born 4 August, 1954), scion of that landed gentry family, & Constance Rachel Walker (born 1990), elder daughter of Paul T. Walker (born 1962), of Wilfholme, East Yorkshire, and his wife the former Penny A. Woolhouse (born 1963).

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Palmer/Marquis engagement

 The engagement was announced 29 June, 2023, between Rupert George B. Palmer (born 1990), youngest son of Christopher A. Palmer, of  Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Jacqueline C. Rouse, & the Lady Claudia Louise Marquis (born 3 March, 1995), third daughter of the the 3rd Earl of Woolton (born 24 May, 1958), and his former 1st wife the former Hon Sophie Frederika Birdwood (born 29 July, 1964, now wife of David John Mongomery, the newspaper executive), daughter of the 3rd Baron Birdwood (1938-2015).

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

The Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, PC 1926-2023

 The Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, PC, courtier and merchant banker, a Lord Chamberlain to the Household of Queen Elizabeth II, died 26 June, 2023, aged 97.

Lord Airlie, the 8th Earl (or 13th Earl but for the attainder), was Lord Chamberlain to the Household, 1984-1997, Chancellor of the Royal Victorian Order, 1984-87, and Lord Lieutenant of Angus 1989-2001. He was a brother-in-law of Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy, and a Permanent Lord in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth II, 1997-2023.

Airlie was a commissioned as a lieutenant in the Scots Guards in 1944, and served in the 2nd Battalion in Germany in 1945; Captain, ADC to the High Commissioner and C-in-C Austria 1947-48; served in Malaya 1948-49; merchant banker and joined J. Henry Schroder in 1953. He was appointed a director of the company in 1961 and chairman of Henry Schroder Wagg & Co in 1973, and then of Schroders plc from 1977. In 1984, Lord Airlie resigned from Schroder to take up the position of Lord Chamberlain.

He was seated at Cortachy Castle, Kirriemuir, Angus and had a London home in Sloane Court West, London SW.

Lord Airlie was thought to be the last surviving participant from the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 12 May, 1937.

He was Earl of Airlie (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1639), the 11th Lord Ogilvy of Airlie (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1491), 8th Lord Ogilvy of Alyth and Lintrathen (Peerage of Scotland cr 1639), and was Chief of the Name and Arms of Ogilvy.

David George Coke Patrick Ogilvy was born 17 May, 1926, son of the 7th (or 12th) Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, MC (1893-1968), and his wife the former Lady Alexandra Marie Bridget Coke (1891-1984), daughter of the 3rd Earl of Leicester, GCVO, CMG (1848-1941), and was an older brother of the Hon Sir Angus James Bruce Ogilvy, KCVO, PC (1928-2004), husband of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent (born 25 Dec, 1936).

He succeeded to his father's peeragages 28 December, 1968. He was appointed GCVO in 1984, made a Knight of the Order of the Thistle in 1985, and received the Royal Victorian Chain in 1997. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1984. He was appointed Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle in 2007, a post he held until his death.

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret were present at his wedding at St Margaret's, Westminster, 23 October, 1952, to Virginia Fortune (Ginny) Ryan, DCVO (born 9 February, 1933), Lady of the Bedchamber to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1973-2022, daughter of John Barry Ryan (1901-1966), of Moorland Farm, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, by his wife Margaret Dorothy 'Nin' Kahn (1901-1995), daughter of the American banker and philanthropist Otto Kahn (1867-1934), by whom he had three sons, David, Lord Ogilvy, the Hon Bruce Patrick Mark Ogilvy (born 7 Apr, 1959), and the Hon Patrick Alexander Ogilvy (born 24 Mar, 1971), and three daughters, Lady Doune Ogilvy (born 13 Aug, 1953), Lady Jane Fortune Margaret Ogilvy (born 24 Jun 1955), and Lady Elizabeth Clementina Ogilvy (born 4 Jun, 1965).

The eldest son, David John Ogilvy, styled Lord Ogilvy, who was born 9 March, 1958, now succeeds the family peerages and as Chief of the Name and Arms of Ogilvy. He has been twice wed. firstly, in 1981 (div 1990) to the Hon Geraldine Theodora Mary Gabriel Harmsworth (born 25 July, 1957), elder daughter of the 3rd Viscount Rothermere (1925-1998); and married 2ndly, 1991, Tarka Kings, daughter of John Kings, of Austin, Texas, United States. He has a daughter from his 1st marriage, Lady Augusta (born 3 Dec, 1981), and three sons from his second marriage, David, now styled Lord Ogilvy (born 11 Dec, 1991), the Hon Joseph Skene Ogilvy (born 21 Mar, 1995), and the Hon Michael Moir Ogilvy (born 20 Jan, 1997).

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Baroness Lewis of Newnham 1928-2023

 The Baroness Lewis of Newnham, who died 16 June, 2023, aged 95, was the widow of the life peer, the Baron Lewis of Newnham, FRS.

The former Elfreida Mabel (Freddie) Lamb, was born 5 May, 1928, daughter of Frank Alfred Lamb (1891-1969), of Manchester, and his wife the former Louie Mabel Johnson (1898-1957); she married in 1951, Robert Lewis (born 13 Feb, 1928), an academic, sometime professor of chemistry at the University of Manchester, and Cambridge University, and Pres of the Royal Society of Chemistry 1986-88, who was created a life peer as Baron Lewis of Newnham, of Newnham co Cambridge, in 1989. He died 17 July, 2014.

She leaves issue, a son, the Hon Ian Peter Lewis (born 1958), and a daughter the Hon Penelope Jane (born 1956).

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Duke of Westminster and Olivia Henson's wedding details announced

 The marriage of the Duke of Westminster and Miss Olivia Grace Henson is to take place on 7 June, 2024, at Chester Cathedral.

It is expected that senior members of the Royal Family will be present at the nuptials. The young duke is a fourth cousin once removed of the King. They both have Romanov blood, the duke via his mother Natalia, and the King via the late Prince Philip's Romanov descent.

A spokesperson for the Duke and Miss Henson said: “The couple have chosen the cathedral for both its beauty and long association with the Grosvenor family, including to the Duke personally. Cheshire is the Grosvenor family’s ancestral home and as Miss Henson’s connection to the region continues to grow, they are keen to plan their wedding there.”

The duke's parents, the 6th Duke and Natalia Phillips married at Chester Cathedral, 7 October, 1978, and the Royal Family were there to celebrate the union of one of Britain's wealthiest men and Natalia, daughter of one of Queen Elizabeth II's great friends, the former Georgina Wernher. The duke's aunt, Lady Leonora Grosvenor, married the late 5th Earl of Lichfield at the cathedral, 8 March, 1975, and another aunt, Lady Jane Grosvenor married the 10th Duke of Roxburghe there, 10 September, 1977.

"The Duke and Miss Henson became engaged at Eaton Hall in April and have been incredibly grateful for the warm messages of congratulations they have received since then."

One of Britain’s wealthiest men, certainly our richest duke, 32,  is godfather to Prince George of Wales, and a close confidante of the Prince and Princess of Wales. He was born 29 January, 1991, the only son of the 6th duke (1951-2016).

Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, the 7th duke, inherited the Eaton Hall estate near Chester, and large land holdings in London, Lancashire, Scotland, and in Canada, on the death of his late father, who died suddenly on his Abbeystead estate in Lancashire,  9 August 2016. The Westminster fortune is estimated to stand at 9.46 billion. 

The duke’s mother, the former Natalia Ayesha Phillips (born 8 May 1959), descended from the Russia tsars and from Pushkin, is a granddaughter of Lady Zia Wernher, of Luton Hoo, a great friend of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The Duke was present at last month's Coronation of the King and Queen, and he carried a standard in the procession into Westminster Abbey. 

The duke has three sisters, Lady Tamara van Cutsem (born 20 Dec 1979), wife of another of the King’s godsons, Edward van Cutsem, and Lady Edwina Snow (born 4 Nov, 1981), a criminologist, wife of historian and broadcaster Dan Snow, and Lady Viola Roberts (born 9 Oct, 1992), wife of Dragoon Guards officer, Angus Roberts.

Their is no heir to the dukedom, and a son and heir would secure the peerage and the vast Grosvenor inheritance.

The dukedom of Westminster was the last dukedom to be given outside the confines of the royal family, and was created by Queen Victoria in 1874.

Miss Henson (born 1 Sept, 1992), is a senior account manager with Belazu, an ethical food company, in London. She is the elder daughter of Mr Rupert Cornelius Brooke Henson (born 1962), and his wife the former Caroline Belinda Frisby (born 1963), scion of that landed gentry family, descended from the Hoare banking family and the Marquesses of Bristol. Olivia’s uncle, Charles Wolrige Gordon, is the Grand Master of Scottish freemasons, Scotland’s senior freemason. Olivia’s mother is the twin sister of Charles’s wife, Angela Clare Wolrige Gordon.

Olivia is a granddaughter paternally of Thomas John Brooke Henson, and his first wife the former Jennifer Caswell Cornelius (born 1938), daughter of Leonard Raymond Cornelius (1907-88), and his wife the former Betty Kathleen Caswell (1916-2010). Her grandparents divorced and in 1983 Mrs Jennifer Henson married Robert Christopher Thoroton Hildyard (1912-86), scion of a Yorkshire landed gentry family, descended from the Foljambe Earls of Liverpool.

The Romanov link:-

Nicholas I, Tsar of Russia (1796-1855) > Grand Duke Michael of Russia (1832-1909) > Grand Duke Michael of Russia (1861-1929)  > Lady Zia Wernher (1892-1977)  > Georgina Wernher (1919-2011)  > Natalia Ayesha Phillips (b 1959), The 7th Duke of Westminster (b 1991)

Nicholas I, Tsar of Russia (1796-1855) > Grand Duke Constantine of Russia (1827-1892) > Grand Duchess Olga of Russia (1851-1926) > Prince Andrew of Greece (1882-1944) > Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021) > King Charles III (b 1948)

Olivia is also descended from the Dukes of Rutland :-

The 5th Duke of Rutland > Lady Katherine Manners > Lord Augustus Henry Charles Hervey > Lady Geraldine Mariana Hervey > Angela Beryl Hoare > Simon Rollo Frisby > Caroline Belinda Frisby > Olivia Grace Henson

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Charles Vincent Burgoyne Eardley-Wilmot 1932-2023

 Charles Vincent Burgoyne Eardley-Wilmot, who died 24 June, 2023, aged 91, was a scion of the baronets of that name.

He was born 30 May, 1932, son of Lambert Eardley-Wilmot (1894-1989), and his wife the former Angela Clare Gertrude Vincent (1887-1955), descended maternally from the Baxendale landed gentry family; and married 21 Aug, 1961, Sheila Murial Broomfield, daughter of George Frederick Broomfield, by whom he had two daughters, Jane Clare (born 24 Feb, 1962) and Sarah Elizabeth (born 3 Oct, 1963).

Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, 1st Bt > Rev Edward Eardley-Wilmot > Maj Henry Eardley-Wilmot > Lambert Eardley-Wilmot > Charles Eardley Wilmot (d 2023)

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Hon Lady Vanneck, widow of Hon Sir Peter Vanneck

 The Hon Lady Vanneck, who died 14 June, 2023, aged 94, was the widow of the Hon Sir Peter Vanneck, GBE, CB, AFC, 650th Lord Mayor of London.

She was Elizabeth Lechmere Macaskie, daughter of Sandys Stewart Macaskie (1885-1936), and his wife the former Suzanne Ashley Fleming (born 1902, died 5 Oct, 1967); and married firstly, 27 Apr, 1954 (div 1980) Spencer Malcolm Edward Forbes (1914-1995), scion of the Forbes baronets, son of Commander Spencer Dundas Forbes, RN (1874-1914), and his wife the former Ethel Walker; and married 2ndly, in 1984, as his second wife, the Hon Sir Peter Beckford Rutgers Vanneck, GBE, CB, AFC (born 7 Jan, 1922), second son of the 5th Baron Huntingfield (1883-1969), and his wife the former Margaret Eleanor Crosby (1884-1943). Sir Peter was Lord Mayor of London, 1977-78, and he died 2 August, 1999.

The Hon Lady Vanneck leaves issue from her first marriage, a son, James Fergus Spencer Forbes (born 8 Jan, 1956), and a daughter, Camilla Elizabeth Stuart Forbes (born 8 March, 1958).

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Sunday, June 25, 2023

Celia Marguerite Norrie 1943-2023

 Celia Marguerite Norrie (née Mann), who died 9 June, 2023, aged 79, was a former wife of the 2nd Baron Norrie.

She was born 21 September, 1943, as Celia Marguerite Mann, scion of the Mann baronets, daughter of Major John Pelham Mann, MC (1919-2002), of Brimpton, Reading, Berkshire, and his wife the former Ann Marguerite Brockbank (1920-2009), scion of that landed gentry family; and married 10 April, 1964 (div 1977), as his 1st wife, the Hon George Willoughby Moke Norrie (born 17 Apr, 1936), son and heir of the 1st Baron Norrie, GCMG, GCVO, CB, DSO, MC (1893-1977), and his 1st wife the former Jocelyn Helen Gosling (who died 7 March, 1938). George Norrie succeded his father, 25 May, 1977, as 2nd Baron Norrie (Peerage of the UK cr 1957).

She leaves issue, a son, the Hon Mark Willoughby John Norrie (born 31 March, 1972), and two daughters, the Hon Clare (born 8 May, 1966), and the Hon Julia (born 19 Feb, 1968).

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

The Baroness McDonagh 1961-2023

The Baroness McDonagh, a Labour life peer, died 24 June, 2023, from glioblastoma. She was 61.

 Margaret Josephine McDonagh was a Labour Party politician who was General Secretary of the Labour Party from 1998 to 2001. She later worked as a management consultant and was recorded as being co-president of the Labour Party Irish Society.

In 2004 she was raised to the peerage for life as Baroness McDonagh, of Mitcham and of Morden in the London Borough of Merton.

In 2013 she was appointed chair of the Smart Meter Central Delivery Body, which then became Smart Energy GB, an independent organisation that aims to inform consumers about smart meters and their national rollout across Great Britain.

She was the sister of Siobhain McDonagh, the Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden.

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Lavinia Margaret Seymour (née Lawrence) 1947-2023

Lavinia Margaret Seymour (née Lawrence), who died 10 June, 2023, aged 76, was a scion of the Lawrence baronets. 

She was born 13 April, 1947, elder daughter of Sir William Lawrence, 4th Baronet (1913-1986), and his wife the former Pamela Mary Gordon (1920-2012); and married 7 January, 1971, as his second wife, Julian Conway Seymour (born 11 May, 1934), scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, son of Beauchamp Seymour (1878-1965), and his wife the former Eva Douglas Brown (1897-1949), by whom she had a son, Harry William Seymour (1974-2011), and a daughter, Camilla Jane Seymour (born 22 March, 1973).

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Shah/Leigh engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 June, 2023, between Rajiv Shah, son of Mr and Mrs Kieran Shah of Bel Ombre, Seychelles, and Tamara Sophia D. Egerton Leigh (born 13 May, 1987), scion of the Leigh landed family of West Hall, daughter of Sir Edward Julian Egerton Leigh, MP (born 20 July, 1950), Conservative MP for Gainsborough, and his wife the former Mary Goodman (born 20 Oct, 1959).

Lady Leigh's mother is Sophie Vladimirovna Kleinmichel, Countess Kleinmichel (born on 27 March 1930), the daughter of Vladimir Petrovich Kleinmichel, Count Kleinmichel and Marie Gräfin von Carlow.

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Martin/Galbraith engagement

 The engagement was announced 24 June, 2023, between Captain Edward Martin, The Life Guards, elder son of Mr and Mrs Nigel Martin, of Wimbledon, London, and the Hon Annabel Jane Simone Skinner Galbraith (born 15 May, 1996), second daughter of the 2nd Baron Strathclyde, CH, PC (born 22 February, 1960), of Barskimming, Ayrshire, and his wife the former Jane Skinner.

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Friday, June 23, 2023

Hector James Salusbury Harrison (born 2023)

 The Hon Clementina Rose Harrison [nee Elphinstone, born 1989], wife of Oliver William Salusbury Harrison [born 1988], and scion of the Lords Elphinstone, gave birth to a son, Hector James Salusbury, 16 June, 2023, a brother for Tallulah Willa, who was born 28 September, 2021.

Clementina Harrison is the only daughter of the late 18th Lord Elphinstone [1953-1994], by his wife the former Willa Mary Gabriel Chetwode [born 1954], scion of the Barons Chetwode [she is now Mrs Thomas Lloyd, of Carmarthenshire].

Clementina is a kinswoman of HM The King. Her great-grandfather, the 16th Lord Elphinstone, KT [1869-1955], married in 1910, the Lady Mary Frances Bowes Lyon, DCVO [1883-1961], a sister of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother [1900-2002].

The Harrisons married on 30 October, 2020, at St Matthias Church, Richmond on the Hill.

Oliver Harrison is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Christopher Harrison, of All Stretton, Shropshire.

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

Stuart Wyndham Murray Threipland 1947-2023

 Stuart Wyndham  'Tertius' Murray Threipland, who died 12 June, 2023, aged 76, was a scion of that landed gentry family, of Shadwell Park. His home for 25 years was at Dunbeath Castle, Caithness.

He died on the same day that property agents Savills announced Mr Murray Threipland's estate and 13-bedroom castle at Dunbeath had gone on the market with offers over £25 million being sought. 

He was born 7 June, 1947, a son of Major Patrick Wyndham Murray Threipland (1904-1957), and his wife the former Margaret Eleanor McNair Scott (1913-1970), scion of that landed gentry family; and married firstly, 10 October, 1972 (div) the socialite Belinda Mary (Min) Musker (1942-2019), former wife of John Aspinall (1926-2000), and daughter of Major Anthony Musker (died 1959), and his wife the Hon Mary Angela FitzRoy (1919-1984), scion of the Viscounts Daventry, a granddaughter of Edward FitzRoy, Speaker of the House of Commons during the Second World War. The FitzRoys descend from the Dukes of Grafton, illegitimate descendants of the Stuart King Charles II.

Stuart Murray Threipland married 2ndly, in 1984, Claire Rose Pelly (born 18 November, 1943), former wife of the 17th Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery (1939-2003), of Wilton House, Salisbury, and daughter of Douglas Gurney Pelly (1910-2001), scion of the Pelly baronets, and his wife the former Monica Tate (1912-2000), scion of the Tate baronets.

He leaves issue from his first marriage, sons Alexander (born 17 Aug 1972), and Robert (born 1 July, 1978), and a daughter, Alice (twin with her brother Alexander). 

His son Alexander married in 2001, Lady Sophia Herbert, daughter of the 17th Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery. His daughter Alice married in 2003, Hugo Smith-Bingham, scion of that landed gentry family. 

His step-son is the 18th Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery (born 18 May, 1978)

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

New life peerage gazetted: Baroness Swinburne

The life peerage recently awarded to (Jacqueline) Kay Swinburne (née Jones), has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Swinburne, of Llandysul in the County of Ceredigion.

She was born 8 June 1967,  & was a member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Wales between 2009 and 2019, representing the Conservative Party.

On 2 June 2023, it was announced that Swinburne would be made a life peer on being appointed a baroness-in-waiting and a whip in the House of Lords, as part of the 2023 Special Honours.

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New life peerage gazetted: The Baron Mott

 The life barony recently conferred upon Darren James Mott, OBE (born 15 January, 1973), has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Mott, of Chatteris in the County of Cambridgeshire, as of 20 June, 2023.

Lord Mott is to be introduced into the House of Lords, 22 June, 2023. His is appointed a Lord in Waiting (a Whip in the Upper house).

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Viscount Exmouth's heir marries

 The marriage took place 2 June, 2023, at Hungerford, Berkshire, between the Hon Edward Francis Pellew (born 20 October, 1978), elder twin son and heir of the 10th Viscount Exmouth (born 8 October, 1940), and his 2nd wife the former Rosemary Frances Scoones (born 1941) (now Baroness Coleridge, wife of the 5th Baron), & Miss Catherine M Reed, daughter of Mr & Mrs Simon Reed.

Edward's mother has made three marriages into the peerage. She married 1stly 31 Jan, 1963 (div 1974), Murray de Vere Beauclerk, styled Eal of Burford (now 14th Duke of St Albans, born 19 Jan, 1939); she married 2ndly, 15 Dec, 1975 (div 2000), the 10th Viscount Exmouth (abovementioned), and married 3rdly, 15 September, 2020, the 5th Baron Coleridge (born 18 June, 1937).

The Hon Edward Pellew has elder half siblings, Charles, styled Earl of Burford (born 22 Feb, 1965), heir to the dukedom of St Albans, and Lady Emma de Vere Beauclerk (later Smellie) (born 22 July, 1963). He has a younger twin brother, the Hon Alexander Pellew.

Edward is heir apparent to the titles Viscount Exmouth (Peerage of the UK, cr 1816), Baron Exmouth, of Canonteign in the County of Devon (Peerage of the UK cr 1814), a baronetcy (cr 1796), Marqués De Olías (a Spanish Marquesate created in 1652 by Philip IV, King of Spain).

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Kennedy/Blakiston Houston marriage

The marriage took place 17 June, 2023, between Christopher Kennedy and Leticia Blakiston Houston (born 1993), scion of the Blakiston baronets, daughter of Richard Patrick Blakiston Houston (born 25 July, 1948), and his wife the former Dr Lucinda Mary Lavvinia Hubbard (born 22 December, 1956), a niece of the late 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO, CB, CBE, MC, DL (1915-2002).

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Susan Mathilda Freestone (died 2023)

 Susan Mathilda Freestone died 5 June, 2023, aged 78. 

A daughter of Charles Freestone, she married 12 May, 1966 (div 1980), Sir Anthony Ashley Frank Meyer, 4th Baronet (born 23 Aug, 1944), son of Sir Anthony John Charles Meyer, 3rd Baronet (1920-2004), and his wife the former Barbadee Violet Knight (who died 11 Jan, 2006); by whom she had a daughter, Sophie Mathilda Barbadee (b 1972).

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Heidi Lyla May Sewell (born 2023)

 Alice Sarah Sewell (nee Hobden, born 1989), wife of Benjamin Leopold Sewell [born 15 July, 1990], a descendant of Queen Victoria, gave birth to a daughter, Heidi Lyla May, 24 May, 2023.

Alice is a daughter of Michael C. Hobden, of Chelsea, London, by his wife, the former Deborah Gillian Blakeney.

Benjy Sewell is a son of [Charles] Percy Sewell [born 22 December, 1958], of Tysoe, co Warwick, by his wife the former Alice Louise Esther Margot Huntington-Whiteley [born 22 July, 1961].

Benjamin Sewell is a grandson of Lieutenant-Commander Sir John Huntington-Whiteley, 4th Baronet [1929-2019], by his wife the former Viktoria Adelheid Clementine Luise Grafin zu Castell-Rudenhausen [born 26 Feb, 1935], daughter of Friedrich Wolfgang Graf zu Castell-Rudenhausen [1906-40], by his first wife Princess Caroline Matilde Ludwige Eleanor Auguste Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha [1912-83], daughter of HRH Prince Charles Edward George Albert, Duke of Albany and Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha [1884-1954], son of HRH Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert, 1st Duke of Albany [1853-84], son of HM Queen Victoria [1819-1901], &c.

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Alfred Toby Anthony Soames (born 2023)

The Hon (Alexandra) Constance Harriet Soames (nee Foster, born 1990), wife of the Hon [Arthur] Harry David Soames [born 1985], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Alfred Toby Anthony, 31 May, 2023.

Constance is the eldest daughter of Toby James Foster, of Stopham, West Sussex, and his wife the former Arabella Charlotte Lucinda Laing [born 9 March, 1960], descended from the Pennington-Ramsden baronets.

Harry Soames is a son of the Baron Soames of Fletching (life peer) [born 12 Feb, 1949], of London, and his first wife the former Catherine Nony Weatherall [Mrs Catherine Soames, of London, born 1956].

The infant is a great-great grandson of Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965).

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Lady Jennifer Jane Ponte 1941-2023

 The Lady Jennifer Jane Ponte, who died 15 June, 2023, aged 82, was a scion of the Earls Howe.

She was born 12 May, 1941, second daughter of the 6th Earl Howe (1908-1984), and his first wife the former Priscilla Crystall Frances Weigall (1914-1997), scion of the Weigall baronets; and married 6 September, 1962, Alan Joseph Ponte, son of Capt Leo Ponte, and his wife the former Rosie Aptaker, by whom she had issue, four sons, David, Gideon, Joshua and Luke, and a daughter, Rebecca.

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Cosmo Leopold Jasper Naylor-Leyland (born 2023)

 Sophie E. Naylor-Leyland (nee Cooper), wife of Frederick George [Freddie] Naylor-Leyland [born 25 August, 1987], scion of the Naylor-Leyland baronets, gave birth to a son, Cosmo Leopold Jasper, 6 June, 2023.

Sophie is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs Anthony Cooper, of Bussage, Gloucestershire. Frederick is the younger son of David George Edward Naylor-Leyland [born 13 Oct, 1955], of Woodcote, Berkshire, by his wife the former Jane Lucinda Christian [born 29 April, 1955].

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Monday, June 19, 2023

Howard John Hipwood 1950-2023

 Howard John Hipwood, who died 6 June, 2023, aged 73, was a formidable England polo captain and son-in-law of the late 15th Earl of Westmorland.

He was born 24 March, 1950, in Karachi, son of Brian Hipwood and his wife the former Marion Brice; and married firstly, in 1972 (div) Gill Drennan; and married 2ndly, 24 September, 1985, the Lady Camilla Dianan Fane (born 24 December, 1957), daughter of the 15th Earl of Westmorland, GCVO (1924-1993), Master of the Horse 1978-1991, and a Lord in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth II, and his wife the former Jane Barbara Findlay (1928-2009), scion of the Findlay baronets.

Howard Hipwood leaves issue, a son Oliver and daughter Jessica from his first marriage, and a son, Sebastian and a daughter Rosanna from his marriage to Lady Camilla.

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Hubert Grace Phipps 1957-2023

 Hubert Grace Phipps, who died as the result of an accident on his farm in Middleburg, Virginia, United States, 18 June, 2023, aged 65, was a grandson maternally of the 7th Earl of Radnor.

He was born 1 November, 1957, son of Hubert Beaumont Phipps (1905-1969), and his wife the Lady Phoebe Pleydell-Bouverie (1932-1995), daughter of the 7th Earl of Radnor (1895-1968). 

Phipps was an American sculptor and painter who divided his time between Middleburg, Virginia and New York City. Known for his paint pigment drawings and abstract sculptures, Phipps experimented with various forms and materials, including steel, bronze, wood, composites, plaster, glass, and marble. He was also a race car driver and a member of the Phipps family.

The Phipps family of the United States is a prominent American family that descends from Henry Phipps Jr. (1839–1930), a businessman and philanthropist. His father was an English shoemaker who immigrated in the early part of the 19th century to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before settling in Pittsburgh. Phipps grew up with Andrew Carnegie as a friend and neighbor. As an adult, he was Carnegie's business partner in the Carnegie Steel Company and became a very wealthy man. He was the company's second-largest shareholder and also invested in real estate.

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Sunday, June 18, 2023

Arthur William Blanshard (born 2023)

 Georgina Sarah Blanshard [née Garnier, born 1989], wife of Thomas James William Blanshard [born 1989], and descended from the Barons Walsingham, gave birth to a son, Arthur William, 31 May, 2023, a brother for Matilda Alice, who was born 22 November, 2020.

Georgina is the third daughter of Major [James] Hugh Garnier [born 7 Apr 1948], and his wife the former Katherine Puckle.

Thomas is a son of Michael Thomas William Blanshard [born 1954], and his wife the former Philippa Janje Hardman.

Matilda's Walsingham descent:-

8th Baron Walsingham--> Hon Lavender de Grey-->Maj Hugh Garnier--> Georgina Garnier--> Arthur Blanshard.

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Saturday, June 17, 2023

The 8th Baron Bolton 1954-2023

 Lord Bolton, the 8th Baron, a North Yorkshire landowner, died 10 June, 2023, aged 69.

He was seated at Wensley Hall, near Leyburn, close to the ancient family seat the 14th century Bolton Castle, Wensleydale.

Harry Algar Nigel Orde-Powlett was born 14 February, 1954, son and heir of the 7th Baron Bolton (1929-2001), and his 1st wife the former Hon Christine Helene Weld-Forester (1932-2012), daughter of the 7th Baron Forester (1899-1977); and he succeeded his father, 29 July, 2001, as 8th Baron Bolton, of Bolton Castle, in the County of York (Peerage of Gt Britain, created 1797).

The 8th Baron married 1stly, in 1977, Philippa Ann Tapply (1951-2016), daughter of Maj Peter Lansdell Tapply (born 1926, died 17 Jul, 2011), of Malvern, co Worcester, and his wife the former Sarah Audrey Barlow (1925-2005). His 1st wife died 16 May, 2016. He married his second wife Valerie Hamilton in 2019.

Lord Bolton leaves issue, three sons, Thomas, Benjamin and Nicholas. The eldest son, Capt the Hon Thomas Peter Algar Orde-Powlett, MC (born 16 Jul, 1979), succeeds as the 9th Baron Bolton. He served in the Irish Guards, is a veteran of the Iraq War, and was awarded the Military Cross in 2004.

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Daughter for the Earl and Countess of Arundel and Surrey

The Countess of Arundel & Surrey (nee Cecilia Colacicchi, born 1988), wife of Henry Miles Fitzalan Howard (b 3 Dec, 1987), gave birth to a daughter, Lady Serena Elena Rose Fitzalan-Howard, 7 June, 2023, a sister for Lady Flora Mary Isabella Fitzalan Howard, who was born 10 November, 2018, and for Lady Eliza Rachel Fitzalan Howard, who was born 12 May, 2020. 

The Earl of Arundel & Surrey is the eldest son and heir of the 18th Duke of Norfolk (b 1956), of Arundel Castle, Sussex, Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England, by his first wife the former Georgina Gore (b 1962) (scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe), now Georgina, Duchess of Norfolk.

The Countess of Arundel & Surrey is a daughter of William M Colacicchi (b 1954), of Leicestershire, by his wife the former Clare Elizabeth Vivienne Clutterbuck (b 1958), and is descended from the Barons Somers, and is a granddaughter paternally of Count Paul Colacicchi.

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Kenwright/Arbuthnot engagement

 The engagement was announced 17 June, 2023, between George Alexander John Kenwright (born 1992), eldest son of Jonathan Pal Kenwright (born 1961), of Notgrove, Gloucestershire, and his wife the former Sarah Anne Carrell (born 1963), & the Hon Eleanor Sophie Duff (known as Leaf) Arbuthnot (born 11 August, 1992), scion of the Arbuthnot baronets, middle daughter of the life peer the Baron Arbuthnot of Edrom (born 4 Aug, 1952), and his wife the judge of the High Court Dame Emma Louise Arbuthnot, DBE (born 9 January, 1959).

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Benyon/Townsend engagement

 The engagement was announced 17 June, 2023, between Charles Jack Benyon (born 1991), scion of the Shelley baronets, eldest son of Edward William Benyon (born 23 May, 1962), of Mortimer West End, Hampshire, and his former wife the former Karen E.M. (Katy) Crofts (now Mrs Katy Davis, of Fifehead Saint Quintin, Dorset), & Megan Elizabeth M. Townsend (born 1994), younger daughter of David W.W. Townsend of Loxwood, West Sussex, and his wife the former Rachel Stevenson.



Sault/Graham engagement

The engagement was announced 17 June, 2023, between William Robert Sault (born 1993), son of Geoffrey Mark Sault (born 1957), of Warwick, and his wife the former Jane Sibley (born 1954), & Violet Elizabeth Helen Graham (born 18 February, 1992), scion of the Dukes of Montrose, second daughter of Lord Donald Alasdair Graham (born 28 October, 1956), and his wife the former Bride Donalda Elpseth Cameron (born 15 October, 1956), scion of that landed gentry family.

Violet Graham is a granddaughter of the 7th Duke of Montrose (1907-1992).

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Major Charles Richard Hamilton-Russell 1966-2023

 Maj. Charles Richard Hamilton-Russell, who died 11 June, 2023, aged 57, was a scion of the Viscounts Boyne, and a gt-gt grandson of the 5th Earl of Harewood.

He was born in 1966, son of Richard Desmond Hamilton-Russell (born 30 May, 1943), and his wife the former Prudence Sophia Pockney (born 1943); and married in 1993, Claire Fiona Dussek (born 1965), daughter of Ian James Dussek (b 1938), and his wife the former Eliza Metcalfe.

He leaves issue, a son, William (born 20 July, 2001), and a daughter, Sophia (born 10 June, 1999).

Henry Lascelles, 5th Earl of Harewood > Lady Margaret Lascelles > Hon Richard Gustavus Hamilton-Russell > Richard Desmond Hamilton-Russell > Charles Richard Hamilton-Russell

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Friday, June 16, 2023

Susan, Duchess of Richmond & Gordon 1932-2023

 Susan, Duchess of Richmond & Gordon, widow of the 10th Duke, and for many years chatelaine of Glorious Goodwood, has died aged 90.

She was born 26 July, 1932, as Susan Monica Grenville-Grey, daughter of Colonel Cecil Everard Montague Grenville-Grey, CBE (1899-1973), and his wife the former Louisa Monica Morrison-Bell (1903-2003), scion of the Morrison-Bell baronets; and married 26 May, 1951, the then Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, styled Earl of March and Kinrara (born 19 Sept, 1929), son and heir of the 9th Duke of Richmond & Gordon (1904-1989), and his wife the former Elizabeth Grace Hudson (1900-1992). Her husband succeeded his father, 2 November, 1989, as 10th Duke of Richmond (Peerage of England), Duke of Lennox in the Peerage of Scotland, Dud de Aubigny (in France), 7th Duke of Gordon (Peerage of the UK), Earl of March (Peerage of England), Earl of Darnley (Peerage of Scotland), Earl of Kinrara (in the Peerage of the UK), Baron Settrington, of Settrington in the County of York (Peerage of England), Lord Torbolton (in Scotland), and Hereditary Constable of Inverness Castle, &c. 

The 10th Duke, who was Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, 1990-94, died 1 September, 2017.

The duchess leaves issue, a son, Charles, the 11th Duke (born 8 Jan, 1955), and daughters, Ellinor, Maria, Naomi, and Louisa (Maria and Naomi were adopted).

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

Kapetanov/Brudenell engagement

 The engagement has been announced between Mr Bret Kapetanov and Maddison May Olamide Modupe-Ojo (nee Brudenell, born 16 May, 1994), a descendant of Queen Victoria.

Maddison, daughter of the actor Jeremy Alexander Rothwell Brudenell (born 2 Apr, 1960) and his wife the former Edwina Victoria Louise Hicks (born 24 December, 1961), elder daughter of the late David Nightingale Hicks (1929-1998), by his wife the former Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Mountbatten (born 19 April, 1929), younger daughter of Admiral of the Fleet the late 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-79).

In 2015 Maddison married Olaoluwa Olamide Modupe-Ojo, a musician under the name "Jazz Purple". The marriage ended in divorce.

The bride-to-be has issue from her first union, two daughters, Daphne (born 26 Nov, 2016), and  Phoebe (born 15 Dec, 2018), and a son, Moses (b 2020).

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The 3rd Baron Leighton of Saint Mellons 1955-2023

 The Lord Leighton of St Mellons, 3rd Baron, died 28 May, 2023. He was 67.

The peerage was created in 1962 for his grandfather, George Leighton Seager (1896-1963),  High Sheriff of Monmouthshire 1938; knighted 1938; Vice-Lieutenant of Monmouthshire 1957-63; underwriting member of Lloyds; Chairman and Treasurer of the National Liberal Party; President of the UK Chamber of Shipping; Governor, University College of Cardiff; Freeman of the City of London;  Warden of the Shipwrights' Company; director and/or chairman of numerous commercial companies connected with shipping in general and the Port of Cardiff in particular, &c.

Robert William Henry Leighton Seager was born 28 September, 1955, son and heir of the 2nd Baron Leighton of St Mellons (1922-1998), and his 1st wife the former Elizabeth Rosita Hopgood (who died in 1979); and succeeded as 3rd Baron upon the death of his father, 28 April, 1998.

He married in 1978, Wendy E. Hopwood (born Cardiff, 1956), by whom he had issue, a son, Richard (born 1981), and a daughter, the Hon Emma Elizabeth Leighton Seager (born 1980). The son, the Hon Richard Leighton Seager (born 1 December, 1981), now succeeds as 4th Baron.

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Sir Jamie Charles Vernon Hope Nelson, 4th Baronet 1949-2023

 Sir Jamie Nelson, 4th Baronet, died 2 June, 2023, aged 73.

Jamie Charles Vernon Hope Nelson, was born 23 Oct, 1949, son of Major Sir William Vernon Hope Nelson, 3rd Baronet (1914-1991), by his wife the former Hon Elizabeth-Ann Cary (1927-2014), daughter of the 14th Viscount of Falkland (1905-1984); and married 25 June, 1983, Maralynn Beverly Pyatt Hedge, daughter of Albert Pyatt Hedge, of Audenshaw, Lincolnshire, by whom he had a son, Liam Chester Nelson, born in 1982.

Jamie Nelson succeded his father in the baronetcy, 27 May, 1991. The baronetcy was created in 1912. The son, Liam, born before the baronet's marriage is therefore barred from inheriting the title, which now devolves upon Sir Jamie's younger brother, Dominic William Michael Nelson (who was born 13 March, 1957).

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Leo James Hugh St Aubyn (born 2023)

The Hon Alice St Aubyn (nee Tyser), wife of the Hon Felix John St Aubyn [born 16 January, 1992], gave birth to a son, Leo James Hugh, 28 May, 2023.

Alice is the only daughter of Mr Jonathan Tyser, of Normandy, France, and Mrs Clare Peech, of Hayhill, Zimbabwe. The Hon Felix St Aubyn is the second son of the 5th Baron St Levan [born 6 June, 1950], of St Michael's Mount, Penzance, Cornwall, by his wife the former Mary Caroline Bennett.

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Tessa, Marchioness of Downshire 1940-2023

 Tessa, Marchioness of Downshire, widow of the 8th Marquess of Downshire, has died aged 83.

She was born Tessa Murray Helen Prain, 28 January, 1940, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of John Murray Prain, DSO, OBE, TD (1902-1985), and his wife the former Lorina Helen Elspeth Skene (1909-1985); and she married firstly, 30 May, 1964, Vere John Alexander Fane (1935-1997), scion of the Earls of Westmorland, son of John Lionel Richard Fane (1884-1945), and his wife the former Barbara Kathleen Wallace (1900-1980), scion of that landed gentry family; and married 2ndly, in 2002, Arthur Robin Ian Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire (1929-2003), of Clifton Castle, near Ripon, son of Lord Arthur Francis Henry Hill (1895-1953), and his wife the former Ishabel Wilhelmina Sheila MacDougall (died 26 Mar, 1961). She was widowed 18 Dec, 2003.

The Dowager Marchioness leaves issue from her first marriage, a son, Rupert (b 27 Apr, 1967), and a daughter, Miranda (b 2 Apr, 1968).

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

The Baron Young of Old Windsor, GCB, GCVO, PC

 The life peerage conferred upon Sir Edward Young, GCB, GCVO, PC, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Young of Old Windsor, of Old Windsor in the Royal County of Berkshire, 13 June, 2023.

Lord Young of Old Windsor served Queen Elizabeth II as her principal private secretary from 2017 until her death, and fulfilled the same role for King Charles III, until his retirement in May, 2023. 

Edward Young was born 24 October, 1966, son of Dr Edward Young, and his wife the former Sally Rougier Chapman. He was recruited to the Royal Household in 2004, serving as Queen Elizabeth II's Assistant and then Deputy Private Secretary until his promotion to Private Secretary in 2017. After the death of the Queen in 2022, Young served as joint principal private secretary to King Charles III until his resignation in May 2023.

Young was appointed LVO in 2010, CVO in 2015, KCVO in 2020, GCVO in 2023, and GCB in 2023.

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Hon Barbara Marie-Louise Constance Gilmour (nee Berry) 1935-2023

 The Hon Barbara Marie-Louise Constance Gilmour (nee Berry), who died 6 June, 2023, aged 87, was a scion of the Viscounts Kemsley.

She was born 28 December, 1935, the eldest daughter of Major the Hon Denis Gomer Berry (1911-1983), and his 1st wife the former Rosemary Leonora Ruth de Rothschild (1913-2013), scion of the eponymous banking dynasty; and married 2 December, 1954 (div 1983), Alexander Clement Gilmour, CVO (1931-2009), scion of the Gilmour baronets, a younger son of Lt-Col Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Baronet (1899-1977), and his second wife the Lady Mary Cecilia Rhodesia Hamilton (1896-1984). Her husband was a cousin of the 8th Earl Spencer, MVO (1924-1992), and stood sponsor at the christening of Lady Diana Spencer in 1961. Mrs Gilmour was an elder half-sister of the 3rd Viscount Kemsley (b 17 Apr, 1951).

She leaves issue, two sons, Rory and Christian and a daughter, Lucinda. 

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Lady Daphne Magdalene Bailey (née Cadogan) 1939-2023

 The Lady Daphne Bailey, who died 8 June, 2023, aged 83, was a scion of the Earls Cadogan.

Daphne Magdalene Cadogan was born 23 October, 1939, the second daughter of William Gerald Charles Cadogan, 7th Earl Cadogan (1914-1997), and his 1st wife the Hon Primrose Lilian Yarde-Buller (1918-1970), scion of the Barons Churston; and married 19 December, 1961, David Malcolm Graham Bailey (born 1934), second son of Ronald Graham Bailey (1904-1967), of Lansdowne Crescent, W11, and his wife the former Annette Winifred Robertson (1906-1980), by whom she had two sons, Alexander (b 21 Sept, 1962), and Kevin (born 6 Apr, 1964), and a daughter, Leonie (b 21 Aug 1965).

She was a sister of the 8th Earl Cadogan (1937-2023), who survived her by 3 days.

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Monday, June 12, 2023

The Baron Clinton-Davis, PC 1928-2023

 Lord Clinton-Davis, PC, Labour life peer, a minister in the adminstrations of Sir Harold Wilson, Sir James Callaghan and Sir Tony Blair, died 11 June, 2023. He was 94.

Stanley Clinton Davis was born 6 Dec, 1928, son of Sidney & Lilly Davis. He served as Labour MP for Hackney Central, 1970-1983, & was European Commissioner in the Delors Commission (1985–1989). 

From 1974 to 1979, he was as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Companies, Aviation and Shipping in the governments of Prime Ministers Harold Wilson and James Callaghan. Following the Conservative Party's victory in the 1979 general election, Davis remained on the Labour front bench as the Opposition Spokesman on Trade, Prices and Consumer Protection, 1979-81, and Foreign Affairs, 1981-83.

In 1990, he was raised to the peerage for life as Baron Clinton-Davis, of Hackney in the London Borough of Hackney,sitting on the Labour benches in the House of Lords until his retirement in 2018. He assumed the surname of Clinton-Davis in lieu of his patronymic on being ennobled.

In the Lords, Clinton-Davis served as Opposition Spokesman for Transport, 1990-97, and Supporting Spokesperson for Trade and Industry, 1990-96, and Foreign Affairs 1990-97. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1998.

Following the Labour victory at the 1997 general election, Prime Minister Tony Blair decided to use the experience of a handful of former Labour ministers at the commencement of his New Labour project. Clinton-Davis was appointed as Minister of State for Trade, serving in the Department of Trade and Industry until 1998.

In 1954, he married Frances Jane Lucas; they had a son and three daughters.

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The 3rd Viscount Tenby 1927-2023

 The 3rd Viscount Tenby died 11 June, 2023. He was 95.

 William Lloyd George, grandson of the prime minister David Lloyd George was the 3rd Viscount (cr 1957), and an army officer. Tenby was elected one of the initial ninety hereditary peers to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999 until his retirement in 2015.

He was born 7 November, 1927, second son of Gwilym Lloyd George, 1st Viscount Tenby (1894-1967), who was Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Pembrokeshire 1922-24 and 1929-50 and (Liberal then Conservative) for Newcastle-upon-Tyne North 1951-57; Junior Whip 1924; Parliamentary Under Secretary to the Board of Trade 1931 and 1939-41; Minister of Food 1941-42 and 1951-54; Minister of Fuel and Power 1942-45;  Home Secretary and Minister for Welsh Affairs 1954-57, by his wife the former Edna Gwenfron Jones (who died 1971).

William Lloyd George succeeded as 3rd Viscount Tenby on the demise of his elder brother, David, 2nd Viscount, 14 July, 1983.

He married 23 April, 1955, Ursula Diana Ethel Medlicott (born 1929), who died in October, 2022.

Viscount Tenby leaves issue, a son, the Hon Gwilym Lloyd George (born 19 Oct, 1962), who succeeds as 4th Viscount, and two daughters, the Hon Sara (b 10 Sept, 1957), and the Hon Clare (b 2 March, 1961).

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The 8th Earl Cadogan, KBE, DL 1937-2023

 The 8th Earl Cadogan, KBE, DL, who died 11 June, 2023, aged 86, was a billionaire landowner, proprietor of the Cadogan Estates which administers extensive landholdings in Chelsea, a wealthy part of London, including much of Sloane Street and Cadogan Hall. He was a former chairman of Chelsea Football Club.

He was the second richest UK-based peer behind the current Duke of Westminster. Lord Cadogan was a first cousin of HH The Aga Khan.

The 8th Earl Cadogan could take a proprietorial stroll from Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge down Sloane Street to Chelsea and the Kings Road without ever having to step off his own land.

From the Daily Telegraph: "His property empire covered 93 acres of one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, comprising more than 3,000 houses and apartments, 300 shops, 500,000 square feet of office space, nine hotels, seven schools, five embassies and a similar number of churches. Streets, squares and halls all bore his name on the Cadogan estate, which had been in the family for 300 years. It was once said that “if something doesn’t move in Chelsea, the Cadogan family probably owns it”.


Lord Cadogan was the 8th Earl (Peerage of Gt Britain, cr 1800), Viscount Chelsea (also in the Peerage of Gt Britain, 1800), the 10th Baron Cadogan (Peerage of Gt Britain, cr 1718), and the 6th Baron Oakley (Peerage of the UK, cr 1831).

Charles Gerald John Cadogan was born 24 March, 1937, son of the 7th Earl Cadogan (1914-1997), and his 1st wife the Hon Primrose Lilian Yarde-Buller (who died 6 Dec, 1970), scion of the Barons Churston.

He succeeded to the family honours on the death of his father, 4 July, 1997. He was appointed KBE in 2012.

Earl Cadogan was thrice wed; firstly, 6 July, 1963, to Lady Philippa Dorothy Bluet Wallop (1937-1984), daughter of the 9th Earl of Portsmouth (1898-1984), and his 2nd wife the former Bridget Cery Crohan (d 15 Dec, 1979); married 2ndly, 1989 (div 1994), Jennifer Jane Greig Rae (later Mrs Sebastian de Ferranti), daughter of J.E. Keith Rae; married 3rdly, 25 July, 1994, Dorothy Ann Shipsey, MVO, a former matron of the King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, second daughter of Dr W.E. Shipsey.

Lord Cadogan leaves issue from his first marriage, two sons, Edward Charles Cadogan, styled Viscount Chelsea (born 10 May, 1966), and the Hon William Cadogan (born 9 Nov, 1973), and a daughter Lady Anna-Karina Cadogan (b 4 Feb, 1964). The elder son succeeds as 9th Earl Cadogan.

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Life peerages in Boris Johnson's resignation honours list

 Mr Shaun Stephen Bailey, Current Conservative member of the London Assembly 

Mr Benjamin Gascoigne, Former Political Secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff to the former Prime Minister Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP 

Mr Benjamin Houchen, Current Tees Valley Mayor 

Mr Ross John Kempsell, Political Director of the Conservative Party and Director of the Conservative Research Department 

Miss Charlotte Katherine Tranter Owen, Former Special Advisor to the former Prime Minister Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP 

Mr Kulveer Singh Ranger, Formerly Director of Transport for Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP whilst Mayor of London, and Special Adviser to UK Government on digital strategy 

Mr Daniel Robert Rosenfield, Former Downing Street Chief of Staff for the Former Prime Minister Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP  

Clare Meriol Street (née Laurie) 1974-2023

 Clare Meriol Street, who died 21 May, 2023, aged 48, was a scion of the Laurie baronets.

She was born Clare Meriol Laurie, on Christmas Day, 1974, the elder daughter of Sir Robert Bayley Emilius Laurie, 7th Baronet (1931-2017), and his wife the former Laurelie Meriol Winifreda Williams (born 20 July, 1939), scion of the Williams baronets; and married in 2010, Andrew M. Street, son of Martin Street, of Oswaldwistle, co Lancaster, by whom she had two sons, Reuben and Tom.

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

George Henry Anthony Pigott (born 2023)

  Diana Mary Pigott (born 1992, nee Stewart-Brown), wife of Matthew Thomas Michael Pigott [born 1992], gave birth to a son, George Henry Anthony, born 12 May, 2023.

Diana is a daughter of  the late Ronald Reay Stewart-Brown (1948-2015), of Charlbury, Oxfordshire, scion of that landed gentry family, and his wife the former Juliet Rosamund Birch Reynardson (born 1952), scion of that landed gentry family.

Matthew Pigott is the younger son of Lt-Gen Sir Anthony David Pigott, KCB, CBE (1944-2020) and and his wife the former Felicity Ann Astley-Cooper (b 1954), a scion of the Cooper baronets [UK, cr 1821].

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Mary, Lady Wiggin 1949-2023

 Mary, Lady Wiggin, who died 2 June, 2023, was the widow of Sir Charles Wiggin, 5th Baronet.

She was born Mary Chambers in 1949, daughter of Brigadier Samuel Craven Chambers, CBE (1912-2000), of Portsmouth, Hampshire, and his wife the former Mary Agnes McAllister (1914-2003); and married in 1979, Charles Rupert John Wiggin (born 2 July, 1949), son and heir of Sir John Henry Wiggin, 4th Baronet (1921-1992), and his wife the former Lady Cecilia Evelyn Anson (d 16 January, 1963), daughter of the 4th Earl of Lichfield (1883-1960), and his wife Evelyn Maud Keppel (1887-1945), scion of the Earls of Albemarle.

Her husband succeeded his father 1992 in the baronetcy (cr UK, 1892), and died 12 October, 2012, aged 63.

Lady Wiggin leaves a son, Sir Richard, 6th Bt (born 1 July, 1980), and a daughter, Cecilia (b 1984).

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Thomas Cosmo David Innes of Kinnairdy, yr 1995-2023

 Thomas Cosmo David Innes of Kinnairdy, Yr, scion of the Innes of Balvenie baronets, took his own life, 24 May, 2023. He was 28.

He was born 19 January, 1995, elder son of Colin William Innes of Kinnairdy (born 1 December, 1967), scion of the Innes baronets, who was recognised in the name Innes of Kinnairdy, by Lord Lyon King of Arms, 7 June, 1990, and his wife the former Joanna Judge.

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Edwin George Boscawen Barley (born 2023)

 Rosanna Frances Barley (nee Boscawen born 1989), wife of Orlando Hugh Buxton Barley (born 1989), gave birth to a son, Edwin George Boscawen, 30 May, 2023.

Orlando is a son of Mr Michael Desmond Tennyson Barley (born 1944), of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, by his wife Ms Richenda Mary Buxton (born 1953), scion of the Buxton baronets.

Rosanna Barley is a scion of the Viscounts Falmouth, daughter of the Hon Charles Richard Boscawen (born 10 October, 1958), of Dennington, Suffolk, by his wife the former Frances Diana Rous (born 13 May, 1961), scion of the Earls of Stradbroke.

Rosanna Boscawen is a granddaughter of the 9th Viscount Falmouth (1919-2022).

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Grigg/Karasinska-Stanley engagement

 The engagement was announced 10 June, 2023, between the Hon Edward Laurence Dundas de Miramont Grigg (born 11 February, 1995), son and heir of the 4th Baron Altrincham (born 18 December, 1965), and his wife the former Rachel Sophia Kelly (born 19 September, 1965), scion of that Irish landed family, & Izabela Jadwiga Lois Karasinska-Stanley (born 1994), daughter of Patric Stanley and Karan Maria Karasinska.

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Wolfgang Montagu Robin de Grey Compton (born 2023)

 Fleur Aline Isabel Compton [born 1989, nee Stuart-Wortley Hunt], wife of Orlando Edward de Grey Compton (born 1986), scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, gave birth to a son, Wolfgang Montagu Robin de Grey, 5 June, 2023, a brother for Tinúviel Joanna Margaret Vyner, who was born 8 September, 2021.

Fleur is a scion of the Earls of Wharncliffe, only daughter of John Wortley-Hunt, of Marshall, Texas, and Lady Rowena Montagu Stuart Wortley (born 14 June, 1961), of Wortley, South Yorkshire, daughter of the late 4th Earl of Wharncliffe (1935-87).

Orlando Compton is the elder son of Richard Clephane Compton (born 18 Apr, 1957), of Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Lucinda Jane Astell Hohler [born 22 Dec, 1960], scion of that landed family.

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Sarah Veronica Henderson 1933-2023

 Sarah Veronica Henderson (nee Crawley), who died 2 June, 2023, aged 90, was a scion of the Crawley landed family.

She was born in 1933, daughter of Maj Cosmo Stafford Crawley (1904-1989), and his wife the former Rosemary Christie-Miller (1907-1999), scion of that landed gentry family; she married 21 December, 1955, Capt Ian Alexander Henderson (1918-1968), scion of the Barons Faringdon, son of Maj the Hon Alec Puleston Henderson (1876-1931), and his wife the former Gladys Rhoda Maclean (d 28 January, 1953), by whom she had issue, two sons, Alexander Cosmo (b & d 1956), and Shamus Alec (born 24 February, 1958).

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Charlotte Carington (born 2023)

The Hon Mrs Robert Carington [nee Olga Litchman], wife of the Hon Robert Carington [born 7 December, 1990], scion of the Barons Carington, gave birth to a daughter, Charlotte, 1 June, 2023, a sister for Alexander Rupert Victor, who was born 7 January, 2022.

The Hon Robert Carington is the only son and heir of the 7th Baron Carrington [born 2 Dec, 1948], by his wife the former Daniela Diotallevi. Robert is a grandson of the Tory grandee, Peter, the 6th Baron Carrington, KG [1919-2018].

Olga Carington is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Victor Litchman, of Tallin, Estonia.

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Victor Anthony Cazalet 1951-2023

 Victor Anthony Cazalet, who died 5 June, 2023, aged 71, was a scion of that landed gentry family, of Fairlawne.

He was born in 1951, son of Peter Victor Ferdinand Cazalet (1907-1973), and his second wife the former Zara Sophie Kathleen Mary Mainwaring (1917-2004), scion of the Mainwaring baronets; and he married 25 September, 1976, Mary Isabel Dorothy (Isabee) Dawnay (born 24 Nov, 1955), scion of the Viscounts Downe, third daughter of Major the Hon George William ffolkes Dawnay (1909-1990), and his wife the former Rosemary Helen Grosvenor (1918-1969), scion of the Dukes of Westminster, by whom he had issue, a son Edward, and two daughters, Catherine and Clare.

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Thursday, June 08, 2023

Nesta Suzanne Hayes (nee Reardon-Smith) 1939-2023

Nesta Suzanne Hayes (nee Reardon-Smith), who died 27 May, 2023, aged 84, was a scion of the Reardon-Smith baronets.

She was born 18 May, 1939, daughter of Sir William Antony John Reardon-Smith, 3rd Baronet (1911-1995), and his first wife the former Nesta Florence Phillips (who died as the result of an accident, 9 September, 1959); and married 26 Apr, 1958, Francis Edward Sutherland Hayes (1930-2019), son of Raymond Stanley Hayes (1881-1956), of Bryngarw House, Bridgend, Glamorgan, and his wife the former Gladys Vera Keating (1886-1981), by whom she had a son, Patrick (b 5 Nov, 1961), and three daughters, Thira (b 5 Apr, 1960), Elizabeth (b 27 July, 1964), and Philippa (b 21 Sept, 1966).

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Vincent James Yorke 1942-2023

 Vincent James Yorke, who died 12 May, 2023, aged 81, was a scion of the Earls of Hardwicke.

He was born 16 February, 1942, second son of Maj. Gerald Joseph Yorke (1901-1983), and his wife the former Angela Vivien Duncan (1907-1988); married December, 1970, Francine Barker (b 1945), daughter of Frank William Barker (1896-1968), of the White House, Hythe, Kent, and his wife the former Irene Sheppard, by whom he had issue, three daughters, Griselda Rose (b 1973), Hester Mary (b 14 Jul 1974), and Sophie Catherine (b 17 Jun 1977).

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Jeremy John Aird 1936-2023

 Jeremy John Aird, who died 29 May, 2023, aged 87, was a scion of the Aird baronets.

He was born 16 April, 1936, the third son of Colonel Malcolm Henry Aird, OBE (1899-1965), of the 9th Lancers, and his wife the former Joan Meredith Sturgis (died 1986), and was a younger brother of the courtier Sir Alastair Sturgis Aird, GCVO (1931-2009).

He married 8 July, 1967, Mary Elizabeth Des Voeux (born 1940), daughter of Lieutenant-Col Sir William Richard de Bacquencourt Des Voeux, 9th and last Baronet (1911-1944), and his wife the former Jean Margaret Rew Elkington (died 1974), by whom he had issue, a son, David William (born 7 Dec, 1968), and a daughter, Catherine Rosemary (born 1972).

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Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Sir (David) Seton Wills, 5th Baronet

 Sir (David) Seton Wills, 5th Baronet died 2 June, 2023. He was 83.

He was born 29 December, 1939, son of Major George Seton Wills (1911-1979)  (a younger son of the 3rd Bt), and his wife the former Lilah Mary Hare (1915-2002), scion of the Earls of Listowel.

He succeeded to the baronetcy, 19 August, 1983, on the death of his uncle, Lt-Col Sir Ernest Edward de Winton Wills, 4th Baronet (1903-1983). The baronetcy was created in 1904 for his great-grandfather, a member of the Imperial Tobacco family.

The Old Etonian married 2 March, 1968, Gillian Eastoe, daughter of Albert Percival Eastoe, of Aldbourne, Wiltshire, by whom he had one son and three daughters. The only son, James Seton Wills, born 24 November, 1970, succeeds as 6th baronet.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Baroness Campbell of Pittenweem 1940-2023

 The Baroness Campbell of Pittenweem, political hostess, who died 5 June, 2023, aged 83, was the wife of Menzies (Ming) Campbell, sometime leader of the Liberal Democrat party.

The former Elpseth Urquhart was born in New Delhi, in January, 1940, a daughter of Major-General Robert Elliot Urquhart, CB, DSO & Bar (1901-1988), and his wife the former Pamela Condon.

She married firstly, 13 October, 1962 (div 1969), Sir George Philip Grant-Suttie, 8th Baronet (1938-1997), son of Maj-Gen George Donald Grant-Suttie (1877-1940), and his wife the former Marjorie Neville Carter; and married 2ndly, 1970, (Walter) Menzies Campbell, Baron Campbell of Pittenweem, CH, CBE, PC, KC (born 22 May, 1941), son of George Alexander Campbell and his wife the former Elizabeth Jean Adam Phillips. Her husband was Lib MP for North East Fife, 1987-2015, and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, 2006-2007.

Lady Campbell leaves an only child from her first marriage, Sir James Edward Grant-Suttie, 9th Baronet (born 29 May, 1965).

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The Baron Morris of Aberavon, KG, PC, KC 1931-2023

 Lord Morris of Aberavon, KG, PC, KC, a life peer, and former Labour MP, died 5 June, 2023. He was 91.

As John Morris he was the Labour MP for Aberavon, Oct 1959-2001. Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Power, 1964-66; Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport 1966-68; Minister of Defence (Equipment)  1968-70; Secretary of State for Wales 1974-79; Opposition spokesman on legal affairs and Shadow Attorney General 1983-97; Attorney General, 1997-99; Member of the Committee of Privileges, 1994-1997; sometime Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan, &c.

 He was the last surviving member of Harold Wilson's 1974–76 cabinet, and was the longest-serving Privy Counsellor at the time of his death. His combined parliamentary service totalled over 60 years.  Following the death of the 29th Earl of Crawford & Balcarres, 18 March 2023, Morris and Stratton Mills became the surviving former MPs with the earliest date of first election, having first entered Parliament at the 1959 general election.

He was born 5 Nov, 1931, son of D.W. Morris, of Penywem, Talybont, Cardiganshire, and his wife Mary Olwen Anne Edwards, and educated at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1970, appointed a QC in 1973, knighted in 1999, and on leaving the Commons in 2001 he was raised to the peerage of life as Baron Morris of Aberavon, of Aberavon in the County of West Glamorgan and of Ceredigian in the County of Dyfed.

In 2003 he was appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. His demise brings the number of vacancies in England's highest order of chivalry to six. The other vacancies are caused by the deaths of Sir Timothy Colman (9 Sept, 2021), Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover (14 January, 2022), Lord Inge (20 July, 2022), Lord Boyce (8 Nov, 2022), and Sir David Brewer (28 May, 2023).
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Sylvia, Viscountess Marchwood (died 2023)

 Sylvia, Viscountess Marchwood, who died 29 May, 2023, aged 84, was the second wife and widow of the 3rd Viscount Marchwood.

She was the former Sylvia Kathleen Bastin, daughter of Maj-Gen George Edward Restalick Bastin, CB (1901-60), CBE, of Dunmow Hill, Fleet, Hampshire, and his wife the former Frances Gwendoline Ursula Venning (1909-76); and married firstly, 14 November, 1959, Capt Peter Edward Willis Fleming, of Colston Basset, Nottinghamshire, fourth son of Brig. John Browne Phillimore Willis Fleming, CBE (1895-1967), of Pyle Manor, Chale, Isle of Wight, by his wife the former Eirene Charrington (1901-1987), scion of that landed gentry family; she married 2ndly, 13 December, 2001, the 3rd Viscount Marchwood (born 22 May, 1936), son of the 2nd Viscount (1912-79), and his wife the former Pamela Colton-Fox (died 1979). Her second husband died 3 October, 2022.

Viscountess Marchwood leaves issue from her first marriage.

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Monday, June 05, 2023

Hon Kit Moon William Lascelles, son for Orly & Annika Lascelles

 Annika Elizabeth Lascelles, styled Viscountess Lascelles [nee Reed, born 1984], wife of Alexander Edgar (Orly) Lascelles, styled Viscount Lascelles (b 13 May, 1980), gave birth to a son, Kit Moon William, 4 June, 2023, at Bath, a brother for the Hon Ivy Lascelles, born in October, 2018.

Orly Lascelles is the second son and heir of the 8th Earl of Harewood (b 21 October, 1950), of Harewood House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, by his former wife the former Margaret Rosalind Messenger (born 15 April, 1948).

Annika Lascelles (born  Sept, 1984), is a daughter of William J. Reed, by his wife the former Rosalind Driver.

Kit Lascelles is a great-great-grandson of HRH The Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965), and a great-great-great grandson of King George V (1865-1936) and Queen Mary (1867-1953).

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The 18th Baron Inchiquin 1943-2023

 Lord Inchiquin, the 18th Baron in the Peerage of Ireland, died 3 June, 2023, aged 79.

He was The O'Brien, Chief of the Name, and titular Prince of Thomond. Lord Inchiquin's peerage was created by King Henry VIII in 1543. He was also the 10th Baronet (created 1686). His home was Thomond House, Dromoland, Co. Clare, Ireland.

Lord Inchiquin was commissioned into the 14th/20th Kings Hussars in 1963. He served as a troop commander in Benghazi, Tripoli, Cyprus on Operation Tosca, Tidworth, Paderborn (as assistant adjutant), Singapore, and Tidworth as adjutant of the regiment. He became Aide-de-Camp to Commander British Forces Gulf in Bahrain and left the army in 1975, retiring with the rank of Captain.

Conor Myles John O'Brien, was born 17 July, 1943, son of Flight-Lieutenant the Hon Fionn Myles Maryons O'Brien (1903-1977), and his wife the former Josephine Reine Bembaron (who d 27 Oct, 2011); and succeeded to the family honours, 20 May, 1982, on the death of his uncle, the 17th Baron (1900-82).

He married in 1988, Helen O'Farrell, daughter of Gerald Fitzgerald O'Farrell, of Curry Lodge, Newtownforbes, co. Longford, by whom he had issue, two daughters, the Hon Slaney Alexandra Anne (born 7 Jul 1989), and the Hon Lucia Josephine Mary (born 27 May 1991).

The heir to the peerage is Lord Inchiquin's kinsman, Conor John Anthony O'Brien (born 24 September, 1952).

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Son for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank: Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank

 Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank, wife of Mr Jack Christopher Stamp Brooksbank, gave birth to a son, Ernest George Ronnie, on 30 May, 2023, at 8:49am.

The baby is named after his great-great-great grandfather, King George V, his grandfather the late George Brooksbank, and Eugenie's grandfather, the late Major Ronald Ferguson.

Ernest- a name often used in the days of the House of Hanover and in Victoria's reign, was the third Christian name of King George V (1865-1936), founder of the Royal House of Windsor, who was in full - George Frederick Ernest Albert. Queen Victoria's uncle, Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1771-1851), was later King of Hanover, and perhaps the least popular of Victoria's reprobate uncles. Queen Victoria's second son was Prince Alfred Ernest Albert (1844-1900), and later created Duke of Edinburgh.

The baby is the second child for the princess, 33, and husband Jack Brooksbank, 37, and a third grandchild for the Duke of York and for Sarah Duchess of York. 

The baby is thirteenth in line of succession to the throne, following his elder brother, August, who was born 9 February, 2021. 

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank married at St George's Chapel, Windsor, 12 October, 2018. 

Ernest is the first of Queen Elizabeth II's great-grandchildren to be born after her death. The infant is Her late Majesty's thirteenth great-grandchild, who is 13th in line of succession to the Throne, pushing the Duke of Edinburgh into 14th position.

Ernest's father, Jack Christopher Stamp Brooksbank (born 3 May, 1986), is a scion of the Brooksbank baronets of Healaugh, Tadcaster, the elder son of the late Mr George Edward Hugh Brooksbank (1949-2021), by his wife the former Nicola J Newton (b 1953).

HRH Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York (b 23 March, 1990), is the younger daughter of HRH The Duke of York, KG (born 19 February, 1960), by his former wife the former Sarah Margaret Ferguson [born 15 Oct, 1959], scion of the Ferguson landed gentry family, of Dummer, Hampshire.

Order of Sucession to the Throne:

1.HRH The Prince of Wales

2. HRH Prince George of Wales

3. HRH Princess Charlotte of Wales

4. HRH Prince Louis of Wales

5. HRH The Duke of Sussex

6. Prince Archie of Sussex

7. Princess Lilibet of Sussex

8. HRH The Duke of York

9. HRH Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

10. Sienna Mapelli Mozzi

11. HRH Princess Eugenie Mrs Jack Brooksbank

12. August Brooksbank

13. Ernest Brooksbank

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Saturday, June 03, 2023

Garland/Russell engagement

The engagement was announced 3 June, 2023, between Charlie Garland, son of Mr and Mrs Nigel Garland, of Aldermaston, Berkshire, & Kate Helen (Kitty) Russell (born 1989), 2nd daughter of Christopher Russell (born 1949), of St Peter Port, Guernsey, and his wife the Hon Victoria Ann Seely (born 23 December, 1957), 3rd daughter of the 4th Baron Mottistone (1920-2011).

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Mara Diana Annabel Savory (born 2023)

 Rosalie Diana Savory [née Barkes, born 1986], wife of Harry James Savory [born 1986], gave birth to a daughter, Mara Diana Annabel, 16 May, 2023, a sister for Sam Herbert, who was born 1 November, 2018, and Guy Charles, born 27 November, 2020.

Rosalie is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard Barkes, of Muckleridge Matfen, Northumberland.

Harry Savory is a son of Nigel Rudolph Savory [born 1953], of Thorpland Hall, Fakenham, Norfolk, by his wife the former Annabel Clare Leslie Melville [born 1956], scion of the Earls of Leven and Melville.

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Friday, June 02, 2023

Mackay-Lewis/McCready engagement

 The engagement was announced 2 June, 2023, between George Mungo Pyne (Geordie) Mackay-Lewis (born 1985), son of Maj. Jonathan Charles Mackay-Lewis and his wife the Hon Virginia Charlotte Alexandra Campbell (born 19 Oct 1948), of Gattertop, Herefordshire, & Venetia Louise McCready (born 1991), daughter of John F. McCready, of Eastbury, Berkshire, and his wife the former Alison J. Perreau.

Geordie Mackay-Lewis is a grandson maternally of the 3rd Baron Colgrain (1920-2008).

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David Spencer Boyle 1942-2023

 David Spencer Boyle, who died 20 May, 2023, aged 81, was a scion of the Earls of Shannon.

He was born 23 April, 1942, son of Lieutenant-Commander Patrick Spencer Boyle, RN (1906-1978), of Ashe Park, Basingstoke, Hampshire, and his 2nd wife the former Rita Sylvia Berens (died 2002); and married 1980, Melanie Georgiana Foster, daughter of William Robert Brudenell Foster, of Lexham Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk, and his wife the former Jean Leslie Urquhart (1918-1986), and had issue, a son, James Patrick William (born 7 Oct, 1983), and a daughter, Fenella Maria (born 11 Jul 1982).

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Lieutenant-Commander James Philip de Havilland Saumarez 1937-2023

 Lt.-Cdr James Philip de Havilland Saumarez died 28 May, 2023. He was 85.

He was born 6 June, 1937, the elder son of Capt Philip Lionel Saumarez, RN, DSC, and his wife the former Elizabeth Patricia O'Connor; and married 1stly, 24 Apr, 1965 (div 1986), Teresa Mary Edwards, daughter of Wallace Grant Edwards; married 2ndly, 1 Oct, 1988, Carol Jane Aspinwall, daughter of Robert Ashton Aspinwall, of Mystic, Connecticut, United States. 

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Thursday, June 01, 2023

Sir David Brewer, KG, CMG, CVO 1940-2023

 Sir David Brewer, KG, CMG, CVO, who died on his 83rd birthday, 28 May, 2023, was a former Lord Mayor of London, and Lord Lieutenant of Greater London.

His death brings the number of vacancies in the Order of the Garter to five.

David William Brewer was born 28 May, 1940. He was a marine insurance broker who served as Lord Mayor of London 2005-06, and Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, 2008-2015.

Brewer was a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors as well as of the Blacksmiths' Company, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers; he was President of the London Cornish Association since 2005. Sir David was Chairman of the Central Council of the Royal Over-Seas League from 2017 until his death.

He married in 1985, Tessa Jordá, daughter of Enrique Jordá and formerly president of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. They had two daughters, Olivia and Gabriella. Lady Brewer was appointed OBE for her work as Chairwoman of the City of London Festival.

David Brewer was appointed CMG in 1999; Knighted in 2007; awarded the Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon of the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, in 2007; CVO in 2015; and on St George's Day 2016 he was appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

His death brings the number of vacancies in the Order of the Garter to five. The other vacancies in England's premier order of chivalry were caused by the deaths of Sir Timothy Colman (9 Sept, 2021), Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover (14 January, 2022), Lord Inge (20 July, 2022), and Lord Boyce (8 Nov, 2022).

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Charles Frederick Melville Rawlinson, MBE 1934-2023

 Charles Frederick Melville Rawlinson, MBE, died 21 May, 2023, aged 89.

He was born in 1934, son of Rowland Henry Rawlinson (1889-1980), of Bilton, Rugby, and his wife the former Olive Melville Anderson (1897-1981); and married 1962, Jill Rosalind Wesley (born 1939), daughter of John Jackson Wesley (1908-1998), of Wisbech, Cambridge, and his wife the former Jean Mary Image (1910-1997); by whom he had three daughters, Julia, Eleanor and Charlotte. The eldest daughter, Julia Caroline (born 28 Oct, 1964), married 30 July, 1988, James Robert Bruce Ogilvy (born 29 Feb, 1964), scion of the Earls of Airlie, the only son of the Rt Hon Sir Angus Robert Bruce Ogilvy, PC (1928-2004), and his wife HRH Princess Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel of Kent, LG, GCVO (born 25 December, 1936), granddaughter of HM King George V.

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Douglas Patrick Fuller (born 2023)

Rosalind Elizabeth Fuller [nee Drury, born 1 Feb, 1985], wife of James Fuller, gave birth to a son, Douglas Patrick, 24 May, 2023, a brother for Maeve Eleanor, who was born 14 January, 2021.

James is a son of Simon Fuller and his wife Eleanor. Rosalind is a daughter of Patrick Drury, and the actress Caroline Langrishe [born 10 January, 1958], scion of the Langrishe baronets.

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Charles Byng Aylwin 1934-2023

 Charles Byng Aylwin died 8 May, 2023. He was 88. He was a descendant of the Morris baronets and the Viscounts Torrington.

He was born 5 June, 1934, son of Walter Edgar Aylwin, MC (1895-1978), and his wife the former Rosamond Byng Morris (1900-1978); and married 2 February, 1963, Lesley Dorothy Taylor, daughter of L.V. Taylor, of Cobham, Surrey, by whom he had issue, two sons, Simon (born 19 Oct, 1965), and Antony (born 19 Oct, 1969); married 2ndly, Yen Ming, by whom he had further issue, a son, Jonathan, and a daughter, Anna.

The 5th Viscount Torrington > Hon Lucy Juliana Byng > George Byng Morris > Thomas Byng Morris > Rosamond Byng Morris > Charles Byng Aylwin  (d 2023)

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Hon Alastair James Harold Hoyer Millar 1936-2023

 The Hon Alastair Hoyer Millar who died 20 May, 2023, aged 86, was a scion of the Barons Inchyra.

Alastair James Harold Hoyer Millar was born 13 November, 1936, second son of the 1st Baron Inchyra, GCMG, CVO (1900-1989), the diplomat, sometime Ambassador to West Germany, and his wife the former Anna Judith Elizabeth van Swinderen (1906-1999); and married 20 February, 1974, Virginia Margaret Diana Macauley (born 1 Nov, 1950), daughter of William Perine Macauley (1922-1990), and his wife the former Hon Diana Phyllis Berry (1924-1995), daughter of the 1st Viscount Camrose (1879-1954); by whom he had a son, Mark Christian Frederick (born 12 Mar, 1975), and a daughter, Martha Harriet Alice (born 17 Dec, 1976).

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Stella Penelope & Diana Sophia Gabinsky (born 2023)

_. The Lady Frances Gabinsky (nee Lindesay-Bethune, born 1986), wife of Rostislav Gabinsky, gave birth to twin daughters, Stella Penelope and Diana Sophia, 24 May, 2023, sisters for Alexander Fabian, who was born 19 August, 2018.

Rostislav Gabinsky is a son of Dr Vladimir Gabisnky & Mrs Sofya Borodovsky-Lyalin, of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Lady Frances is the eldest daughter of the 16th Earl of Lindsay (b 19 Nov, 1955), of Upper Largo, Fife, & the Countess of Lindsay (nee Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald).

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Maddalena, Baroness Aylmer (died 2023)

 Maddalena, Lady Aylmer, who died 21 May, 2023, aged 95, was the widow of the 13th Baron Aylmer. 

She was the former Countess Maddalena Sofia Maria Gabrilla Cecilia Stefania Francesca Attems di Santa Croce, daughter of Count Arbeno Attems di Santa Croce (1898-1968), and his wife Princess Sofie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (1896-1978); and married 5 May, 1950, the then Michael Anthony Aylmer (born 27 March, 1923), son of Christopher Aylmer (1890-1955), and his 1st wife the former Marjorie Marianne Ellison Barber. Her husband succeeded as 13th Baron Aylmer (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1718), on the death of his cousin, 6 December, 1982, and died 2 Aug, 2006.

Lady Aylmer leaves issue, a son, (Anthony) Julian, 14th Baron Aylmer (born 10 Dec, 1951), and a daughter, the Hon Gioia Francesca Aylmer (born 14 Sept, 1953).

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Mary, Lady Forbes, MBE (died 2023)

 Mary, Lady Forbes, MBE, whose death has been reported, was the second wife and widow of Sir Hamish Stewart Forbes of Newe, 7th Baronet, MBE, MC (1916-2007).

Mary Christine Rigby, MBE, daughter of Ernest William Rigby, she married Sir Hamish in 1981. He died 3 September, 2007.

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Sir (Charles) Matthew Farrer, GCVO 1929-2023

 Sir Matthew Farrer, GCVO, who died 21 May, 2023, aged 93, was for 30 years private solicitor to Queen Elizabeth II.

Charles Matthew Farrer was born 3 December, 1929, son of Sir (Walter) Leslie Farrer, KCVO (died 1984), and his wife the Hon Marjorie Laura Pollock (died 1981), daughter of the 1st Viscount Hanworth, KBE, PC, JP (1861-1936).

Career: Trustee of the British Museum 1989-1999; Commissioner, Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts 1991- ; Member, British Library Board 1994-2000; Private Solicitor of HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1965-1994; Partner, Messers Farrer & Co, Solicitors, 1959-1994, &c.

He was appointed CVO in 1973, KCVO in 1983, and GCVO in 1994.

He married 1962, Johanna Bennhold, by whom he had issue, a son, Luke, and a daughter, Mabella.

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Lieutenant-Colonel George Edward Vere-Laurie, DL 1935-2023

 Lieutenant-Colonel George Edward Vere-Laurie, who died 22 May, 2023, aged 87, was a scion of that landed gentry family, of Carlton Hall, Nottinghamshire. He was born 3 September, 1935, son of Lt-Col. George Haliburton Foster Peel Vere-Laurie (1906-1981), and his wife the former Caroline Judith Francklin (1908-1987), scion of that landed gentry family; he served as High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 1991-92; and married 1stly, 2 June, 1962 (div 1977), Georgina Nerfert Riall (1942-2018), daughter of Maj. Anthony Claud Riall (d 21 Dec, 2005); married 2ndly, Ann ____. He had issue from his first marriage, a son George Anthony (1963-2019), and a daughter, Georgina Sylvia (born 25 June, 1965).

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