Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Sara, Viscountess Allenby 1942-2023

 Sara, Viscountess Allenby, widow of the 3rd Viscount, died 14 October, 2023. She was 80.

She was born 28 December, 1942 as Sara Margaret Wiggin, scion of the Wiggin baronets, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Milner Wiggin (1907-1994), and his wife the former Margaret Frances Livingstone-Learmonth (1914-1999), scion of that Scots landed gentry family; and married 29 July, 1965, the Hon Michael Jaffray Hynman Allenby (born 20 April, 1931), son and heir of the 2nd Viscount Allenby (1903-1984), and his wife the former Gertrude Mary Lethbridge Champneys (1905-1988), scion of that landed gentry family. Her husband served as Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Hussars (Prince Albert's Own), formely 11th Hussars. He fought in the Malayan Campaign between 1953 and 1956. He was Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Cyprus between 1957 and 1958. He was Brigade-Major of the 51st Brigade, Hong Kong between 1967 and 1969. He was Commander of the Royal Yeomanry (Territorial Army) between 1974 and 1977.1 He was General Staff Officer and Instructor of the Nigerian Staff College, Kaduna between 1977 and 1979, and succeeded his father as 3rd Viscount Allenby, 17 July, 1984. He died 3 October, 2014.

Viscountess Allenby leaves a son, Henry, 4th Viscount Allenby, who was born 29 July, 1968.


Monday, October 30, 2023

Latest descendant of the Royal House of Windsor ...

 Amy Rose Lascelles [born 26 June, 1986], scion of the Earls of Harewood, and partner of Mr Matthew Michael Bolton born 1990], gave birth to a daughter, Bailey Blue, circa 23 October, 2023, a sister for Marlow Fox [Lascelles] Bolton, who was born 20 July, 2020.

Amy Lascelles is the second daughter of the Hon [Robert] Jeremy Hugh Lascelles [born 14 February, 1955], by his first wife the former Julie Baylis [born 19 July, 1957], and is a granddaughter of the late 7th Earl of Harewood, KBE [1923-2011], by his first wife the former Maria Donata (Marion) Nanetta Paulina Gustava Erwina Wilhelmina Stein [later Mrs Jeremy Thorpe] [1926-2014].

The infant is a great-great granddaughter of HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood, CI, GCVO, GBE [1897-1965], and a great-great-great granddaughter of HM King George V [1865-1936], and HM Queen Mary [1867-1953].

Matt Bolton is a son of Kevin M. Bolton, and his wife the former Patricia A. Best.


Saturday, October 28, 2023

McFarlan/Fitzalan Howard engagement

The engagement was announced 28 October, 2023, between Donald McAndrew Hamilton McFarlan (born 30 September, 1993), only son of the late Donald Richmond McQueen McFarlan (1952-2012), and his wife Mrs Kate Patricia McFarlan (born 1957, nee Hamilton), of Charlton, Sussex, and the Lady Isabel Serena Mary Fitzalan Howard (born 7 February, 1994), second and youngest daughter of the 18th Duke of Norfolk, GCVO, DL (born 2 December, 1956), of Arundel Castle, Sussex, and of his 1st wife Georgina Susan, Duchess of Norfolk (born 30 January, 1962, nee Gore).

The Duke of Norfolk is the Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England.

Donald McFarlan is descended maternally from the Irish landed family of Hamilton, of Leix, and the extinct Earls of Leitrim

The 2nd Earl of Leitrim (1768-1854) > Rev Hon Francis Nathaniel Clements (1812-70) > Louisa Clements (1843-1939) > George Francis Clements Hamilton (1879-1900) > Ronald Marsden Clements Hamilton (1899-1953) >  Peter Napier Hamilton (b 1923) > Kate Patricia Hamilton (b 1957) > Donald McFarlan (born 1993) 


Christopher Roger (Kit) Berkeley (born 2023)

 Isabel K. Berkeley (nee Stoddart), wife of Robert Francis Berkeley [born  1989], scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Christopher Roger (Kit), 12 October, 2023.

Isabel is the eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Mark Stoddart, of Cholsey, Oxfordshire, and Robert Berkeley is the son of the late Roger Maurice Berkeley [1961-2011], by his wife the former Victoria Selmon [now of Milstead, Kent].


Friday, October 27, 2023

Charles Cornelius Maconochie Welwood 1939-2023

Charles Cornelius Maconochie Welwood, who died 22 October, 2023, aged 84, was head of the Scots landed gentry family of that name. He was a grandson maternally of the 10th Earl of Carlisle.

He was born in 1939, son of Laurence Robert Maconochie Welwood (1902-1978), and his wife the Lady Elizabeth Henrietta Howard (1903-1969), scion of the Earls of Carlisle; and married 4 May, 1964, Valerie Eileen Upson (1939-2012), daughter of Harold Kenneth Upson, of Kenya, by whom he leaves issue, a son, Robert James (born 4 February, 1967), who succeeds as head of the landed gentry family.



A son for James & Alizée Middleton

 Alizée Middleton (nee Thevenet), wife of James William Middleton [born 15 April, 1987], a descendant of the Conyers baronets, has given birth to a son, Inigo.

James is the only son of Michael Francis Middleton [born 23 June, 1949], by his wife the former Carole Elizabeth Goldsmith [born 31 January, 1955].

Alizée Middleton [born circa 1990], is a daughter of Jean-Gabriel Louis Thevenet [1959-2021].

James is the brother of HRH The Princess of Wales, GCVO, and descends from the Conyers baronets.

Sir Thomas Conyers, 9th Baronet [1731-1810] > Jane Conyers [1758-1813] > Jane Hardy [1795-1864] > Anthony Liddle [1817-57] > Jane Liddle [1839-81] > John Harrison [1874-1918] > Thomas Harrison [1904-76] > Dorothy Harrison [1935-2006] > Carole Goldsmith [b 1955] > James Middleton [b 1987] > Inigo Middleton [b 2023]


Thursday, October 26, 2023

Robie David Corbett Uniacke 1935-2023

 Robie David Corbett Uniacke, who died 13 October, 2023, aged 88, was head of the Irish landed gentry family of that name; born in 1935, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Robie Dennis Woodgate Uniacke (1905-1942), Royal Tank Regiment, killed in action at Tobruk, 2 June, 1942, and his wife the former Edith Barbara Corbett (1905-2000). 

He married firstly, 1957, Jennifer Sally Cunningham (1936-1968), daughter of Commander Maxwell Cunningham, RN, and his wife the former Elsie Veronica Havelock Groves; married 2ndly, 10 March, 1972 (div), as her second husband, the Hon Susan Geraldine Verney (1942-2009), former wife of Jeremy James Wagg, and daughter of the 20th Baron Willoughby de Broke (1896-1986), and his wife the former Rachel Wrey (1911-1991), scion of the Wrey baronets; and married 3rd, in Oct, 1991, (Sarah) Carinthia Alston-Roberts-West (born 1951), the model, actress, photographer, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of General Sir Michael Montgomerie Alston-Roberts-West, GCB, DSO** (1905-1978), and his wife the former Christine Sybil Oppenheim (1913-2000), descended from the Barons Dunboyne.

From his first marriage he had issue, a son, Robie Patrick Maxwell Uniacke (born 8 Oct, 1960), who succeeds as head of the landed gentry family, and a daughter, Camilla Alexandra (born 1959), and from his second marriage he had a son, Caspar John (born 14 March, 1973), and a daughter, Kate Rachel (born in 1975, and died 10 July, 1979).

The funeral takes place at Stonefall Crematorium, Harrogate on 7 November, 2023.


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Theodore Holland Beaumont (born 2023)

Elizabeth Louise Beaumont (nee Holland, born 1990), wife of Richard Christian Beaumont [born 27 May, 1989], scion of the Viscounts Allendale, gave birth to a son, Theodore Holland, 13 October, 2023.

Richard Beaumont is the second son of the Hon Hubert Wentworth Beaumont [born 13 Apr, 1956], of County Kildare, Ireland, and Katherine Emma [Kate] Beaumont [nee Abel Smith, born 11 March, 1961], of Nottinghamshire.

Elizabeth Beaumont is a daughter of Michael G. Holland, of Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, and his wife the former Margaret H. Osborne.

Richard Beaumont, a grandson of the late life peer the Baron Beaumont of Whitley [1928-2008] is also a descendant of Queen Victoria. 

Queen Victoria [1819-1901] > Prince Leopold [1853-84] > Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone [1883-1981] > Lady May Abel Smith [1906-94] > Richard Abel Smith [1933-2004] > Kate Abel Smith [b 1961] > Richard Beaumont [b 1989] > Theodore Holland Beaumont (born 2023)


The Baron Elder 1950-2023

 Lord Elder, a Labour politician and life peer, died 24 October, 2023. He was 73.

Thomas Murray Elder was educated at the Kirkcaldy High School and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Arts in economic history. He was a childhood friend of former Labour leader Gordon Brown.

From 1972 to 1980, Elder worked for the Bank of England. From 1984 to 1992, he was a member of the Scottish Labour Party, and since 1988 its General Secretary. He was also a Labour member of the Executive of the Scottish Constitutional Convention (1989-1992). After this, Elder became the chief of staff to MP John Smith, a post he held until 1994. He was a special adviser to Donald Dewar, Secretary of State for Scotland, at the Scottish Office from 1997 to 1999. He was created a life peer as Baron Elder, of Kirkcaldy in Fife on 19 July 1999.


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

David Holford Benson 1938-2023

 David Holford Benson, who died 17 October, 2023, aged 85, was a scion of the landed gentry family of Stanway House.

He was born 26 February, 1938, the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Reginald Lindsay (Rex) Benson, DSO, MVO, MC (1889-1968),  of Cucumber Farm, Singleton, near Chichester, Sussex, and his wife, Leslie (1907-81), former wife of Condé Montrose Nast (1873-1942), and daughter of Albert Volney Foster (1877-1950), of Lake Forest, Illinois, United States, and his wife the former Grace Isabelle Lindsay (1886-1908); and married 17 October, 1964, the Lady Elizabeth Mary Charteris (born 2 July, 1941), eldest child of the 12th Earl of Wemyss & March (1912-2008), and his 1st wife the former Mavis Lynette Gordon Murray (1911-1988), by whom he had issue, a son, Matthew James (born 26 June, 1966), and two daughters, Henrietta Katherine (born 29 March, 1969), and Katharine Emma (born 7 May, 1972).

He died on his 59th wedding anniversary. 


Granddaughter for the Earl of Lindsay ....

 HRH The Duchess of Noto (nee Lady Charlotte Diana Lindesay-Behtune, born 12 May, 1993), wife of His Royal Highness Prince Jaime of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto [born at Madrid, 26 June, 1992], gave birth to a daughter, HRH Princess Francesca Sofia of Bourbon Two Sicilies, in London, 13 October, 2023.

The Duke of Noto is the eldest son of HRH Prince Pedro Juan Maria Alejo Saturnino y todos los Santos, Duke of Calabria (born Madrid, 16 October, 1968), by his wife HRH The Duchess of Calabria [nee Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo, born Madrid, 23 Nov, 1973].

The Duchess of Noto is a scion of the Earls of Lindsay, the third and youngest daughter of James Randolph Lindesay-Bethune, 16th Earl of Lindsay [born 19 November, 1955], by his wife the former Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald [born 12 September, 1961], scion of that landed gentry family.

(* from Wikipedia: Prince Pedro is currently one of two claimants to the headship of the House of the Two Sicilies, since the death of his father on 5 October 2015. The other claimant is Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro. Pedro is claimant to the Sovereignty of the Constantinian Order, Grand Master of the Order of Saint Januarius, President of the Council of the four Spanish Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa, and Grand Commander of the Military Order of Alcántara.He also bears the official dignity of Grandee of Spain as the son of an Infante of Spain.

The death of his grandmother in 2017 additionally made him the heir general of the Kings of Navarre (co-sovereign of Andorra), Castile, and Aragon, of Edward the Confessor and David I of Scotland, and genealogical representative of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis XIII of France, Louis XVI of France and Charles X of France from whom he descends directly through the latter’s grand-daughter Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois. He graduated with honours in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Castilla-La Mancha and completed his military service in the Spanish Royal Guard.

Professionally, he has worked as a structural engineer, and manages the family estate, La Toledana, in Ciudad Real, Spain as well as other landed estates in Spain.)


Lieutenant-Colonel (John) Hugh Pitman, OBE 1935-2023

 Lieutenant-Colonel (John) Hugh Pitman, OBE, who died 11 October, 2023, aged 88, was a scion of that landed family, a descendant of Sir Isaac Pitman, who invented the shorthand system of writing, and sometime commanding oficer of the Blues and Royals.

He was born 6 August, 1935, son of Capt John Pitman (1907-Killed in action, 1943), and his wife the former Elizabeth Cattanach Donaldson (1908-1997); and was a brother of Lavinia Pitman (born 18 Apr, 1941), wife of the 5th Baron Fermoy (1939-1984), uncle of Diana, Princess of Wales.

He married firstly, in 1961 (divorced 1991), Rosemary Alice Dickinson (1940-2010), scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Robert Joicey Dickinson (1901-81) and his wife the former Alice Penelope Barnett (1907-85); and married 2ndly, in 1991, (Helen) Ruth White (born 1957), daughter of Albert Edward White, and his wife the former Jane Hutchison.

His first wife, Rosemary, married 2ndly, as his second wife, 7 February, 1996, Brigadier Andrew Henry Parker Bowles, OBE (born 27 Dec, 1939), one of his fellow Blues & Royals officers, and former husband of Her Majesty Queen Camilla, son of Derek Henry Parker Bowles (1915-77), and of Dame Ann Parker Bowles, DCVO (1918-1987), &c.

Lt-Col Pitman is survived by three children from his first marriage, Henry (born 28 Oct, 1962), William (born 13 Jun 1965), and Thomas (born 5 Jul 1969), and three children from his second marriage, Alexander (born 15 Feb 1992), Christopher (born 21 Nov, 1993), and Ella (born 24 July, 1999). A daughter from his first marriage, Sophie, was born and died in March, 1964.


Saturday, October 21, 2023

Yule/Lawson engagement

 The engagement was announced 21 October, 2023, between Alastair J. Yule, son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Yule of La Fouly, Switzerland, and Tess Lawson (born 30 August, 1988), scion of the Lawson baronets, daughter of Sir Charles John Patrick Lawson, 4th Baronet (born 19 May, 1959), of St Mawgan, Cornwall, and his wife the former Lady Caroline Lowther (born 11 March, 1959), daughter of the late 7th Earl of Lonsdale (1922-2006), and his wife, and kinswoman, the Hon Jennifer Lowther (1932-2021), scion of the Viscounts Ullswater.

Tess Lawson is a niece of the 9th Earl of Lonsdale (born 9 July, 1957).


Bailey/Kelly engagement

The engagement was announced 21 October, 2023, between William Nicholas Corner Bailey (born 7 January, 1993), a descendant of the Brown and Vestey baronets, son of Mark Corner Bailey, of Great Massingham, Norfolk, and his former wife the former Jane Elizabeth Clifton-Brown (now Mrs Jane Nehsam, of Cowlinge, Suffolk, born 31 Oct, 1954), and Jessica R. Kelly, daughter of Mr and Mrs Paddy Kelly, of Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland.


Anne Veronica Theresa Ponsonby (née Maynard) 1924-2023

 Mrs Myles Ponsonby, who died 3 October, 2023, aged 98, was the widow of a scion of the Barons De Mauley.

In the Second World War she was an SOE coder and telegraphist.

The former Anne Veronica Theresa Maynard was born 23 December, 1924, a daughter of Brigadier Francis Herbert Maynard, CB, DSO, MC (1881-1979), sometime ADC to King George VI, and his wife the former Ethel Elizabeth Bates (1881-1978); and married 20 May, 1950, Myles Walter Ponsonby, CBE (1924-1999), scion of the Barons De Mauley, son of Victor Coope Ponsonby (1887-1966), and his wife the former Gladys Edith Walter (1895-1964); by whom she had issue, a son, Air Vice Marshal John Maurice Maynard Ponsonby, OBE, FRACS (1955-2022), and two daughters, Belinda Mary (born 5 May, 1951), and Emma Christina (born 29 Oct, 1959).


Etta Cara Star Holdsworth Hunt (born 2023)

 Beth M. Holdsworth Hunt [nee Horne], wife of Piers Richard Holdsworth Hunt [born 1980], gave birth to a daughter, Etta Cara Star, 4 October, 2023, a sister for Lena Mary, who was born 14 February, 2021.

Beth Holdsworthn Hunt is a daughter of Mr & Mrs John Horne, of St Saviour, Jersey.

Piers, a descendant of the Barons Braybrooke, is the younger son of Mr Christopher Holdsworth Hunt [born 2 August, 1942], of Holland Park, London, and his 2nd wife Mrs Joanne Lesley Starr Minoprio, née Reynolds.

Piers Holdsworth Hunt is a grandson of Maj. Peter Holdsworth Hunt [1917-96], and his first wife the former Monica Neville [who died 1969], scion of the Braybrooke barons. Monica married 12 May, 1955, the third of her four husbands, and as his third wife, Lt-Col Thomas William Arnold Anson, styled Viscount Anson [1913-58], son and heir of the 4th Earl of Lichfield [1883-1960].


The Baroness Empey, MBE (died 2023)

 Lady Empey, MBE, who has died in a Belfast hospice was the wife the Ulster politician, the Lord Empey, a life baron.

The former Stella Ethna Donnan, she married in 1977, Reginald Norman Morgan Empey, OBE (born 26 October, 1947), who was appointed OBE (1994), knighted in 1999, and raised to the peerage for life, in 2011, as Baron Empey, of Shandon in the City and Borough of Belfast.

Her husband best known as Reg Empey, is a Unionist politician from Northern Ireland, who was the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) from 2005 to 2010. He was the chairman of the Ulster Unionist Party from 2012 to 2019. Empey was also twice Lord Mayor of Belfast and was a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLA) for East Belfast from 1998 to 2011.

Lady Empey, who was appointed MBE in 2007 for services to the community in Northern Ireland, leaves issue, a son the Hon Christopher Empey, and a daughter the Hon Julie-Anne.


Donald Cameron of Lochiel, CVO, DL 1946-2023

Donald Cameron of Lochiel, CVO, DL, 27th Chief of the Clan Cameron, died 20 October, 2023. He was 77.

Donald Angus Cameron was born 2 August, 1946, son of Sir Donald Hamish Cameron, 26th Chief of the Clan Cameron, Knight of the Thistle (1910-2004), and his wife the former Margaret Doris Gathorne-Hardy (1913-2006), scion of the Earls of Cranbrook.

He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (TA) in 1966, and was later a chartered accountant (FCA, 1971); he served as president of the Highland Society of London charity 1994-96. In 1986, he was appointed a Deputy lieutenant of Inverness-shire, and later served as the Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire from 2002 until 2021. In 2017, he was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. He and his wife were great friends of the King and Queen, and His Majesty stood sponsor at the christening of Cameron's daughter, Catherine.

Upon the death of his father, 26 May, 2004, he assumed the chiefship of Clan Cameron, becoming the 27th Lochiel. 

He married 1 June 1974, at St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, the Lady Cecil Nennella Therese Kerr, OBE (born 22 April, 1948), daughter of the 12th Marquess of Lothian, KCVO (1922-2004), by his wife Antonella Newland (1922-2007). They had four children, Catherine Mary (born 1 May, 1975), ,the Rt Hon Donald Cameron, MSP (born 26 Nov, 1976), who now succeeds as 28th Chief of the Clan, Lucy Margot Therese (born 5 July, 1980), a goddaughter of the Princess Royal, and Emily Frances (born 18 January, 1986).


Atticus Jeremy Hamilton Wills (born 2023)

Lucy Eleanor Wills (born 1987, nee Brooke), wife of Benjamin James Hamilton Wills [born 1988], scion of the Barons Dulverton, 15 March, 2023, a brother for Flora Mary Hamilton, who was born 4 March, 2021.

Benjamin is a son of the late Capt Jeremy Robert Hamilton Wills [1955-2015], by his wife the former Alison Mary Malkin [born 1954], of Charlbury, co Oxon, & Lucy is a daughter of Michael W. Brooke, of London, by his wife the former Susannah R. Williams-Ellis [born 1955], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of John Richard Baldwyn Williams-Ellis [1923-89].

Benjamin Wills is a great-grandson of the 1st Baron Dulverton [1880-1956].


Friday, October 20, 2023

Henrietta Croker Poole (née Walford) 1940-2023

Henrietta Croker Poole (née Walford), died 11 October, 2023, aged 82. She was a scion of the Walford landed gentry family.

She was born in 1940, daughter of Geoffrey Hugh Walford (1902-1968), and his 2nd wife the former Ursula Barnett (1904-1980), scion of that landed gentry family; and married 4 September, 1965, (Arthur) Anthony Croker Poole (who died 30 July, 2021, aged 85), son of Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Edward Croker Poole [1900-1980], and his wife the former Jean Margaret Balfour Watson [died 2001], descended from the Balfour-Melville landed gentry family.

Her husband was a brother of Sarah [Sally] Croker Poole [born 28 January, 1940] now Princess Salimah Aga Khan, the fashion model, who married [1] 25 June, 1959 [div 1968] Lord James Charles Crichton-Stuart [1935-82], scion of the Marquesses of Bute, and [2] 1969 [div 1995], His Highness The Aga Khan [born 13 Dec, 1936].

She leaves a son Rupert (born 1966), and a daughter, (Emma) Eugenie (born 1970).


Timothy George Plumptre 1945-2023

 Timothy George Plumptre, who died 16 October, 2023, aged 78, was a scion of the Barons Fitzwalter.

He was born 29 April, 1945, eldest son of Major Peter Bridges Plumptre (1916-1995), and his wife the former Maude Helen Mary Baird (1921-2015), a descendant of the Viscounts Hawarden; and married in 1975, Christine Hamilton, by whom hehad issue, a son, Peter (born 1980), and a daughter, Tamsin (born 1978).

Timothy Plumptre was a nephew of the late 21st Baron Fitzwalter (1914-2004).


Major Wyndham Holmes Austen Knight, MBE 1937-2023

 Major Wyndham Holmes Austen Knight, MBE, who died 13 October, 2023, aged 86, was late the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales' Dragoon Guards), and a scion of the Knight landed family, of Chawton, Hampshire.

He was born 11 June, 1937, son of Lt-Col Austen Bertram Knight, MC (1897-1976), and his wife the former Beatrice Anna Holmes (who died 19 Feb, 1965), and was a descendant of Jane Austen's brother, Edward.

He married 9 March, 1963, Virginia Marcia Hughes, eldest daughter of Michael Hughes, of The Lodge, Swallowfield, near Reading, Berkshire, by whom he had issue, a son, James, and two daughters, Harriet and Claudia.


Elodie Dru (born 2023)

The Lady Tatiana Helen Georgia Dru (nee Mountbatten, born 16 April, 1990), wife of Alexander Bernard Molyneux Dru [born 25 August, 1991], gave birth to a daughter, Elodie, 20 September, 2023.

Lady Tatiana posted news of her daughter's birth on her Instagram page.

Lady Tatiana is a scion of the Marquesses of Milford Haven and descended from Queen Victoria, daughter of the 4th Marquess of Milford Haven [born 6 June, 1961], and his first wife the former Sarah Georgina Walker [born 1961, now Lady Spencer, of Alresford].

Alexander Dru is the son of Bernard Auberon Alexander Dru [born 29 December, 1951], of Bickham, Somerset, and his wife the former Catherine Margaret Norden [born 1960].

Royal Lineage of the baby :-

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

Dru descent from the Earls of Carnarvon:-

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

The 2nd Baron Teviot 1934-2023

The 2nd Baron Teviot died 15 October, 2023. He was 88.

He was a peer for 55 years, the second holder of the barony (Peerage of the UK, cr 1940). Before inheriting the title Charles Kerr was an extremely ‘posh’ Brighton bus driver on the Hollingdean and Hollingbury routes in Sussex. 

Charles John Kerr was born 16 December, 1934, son of Charles Iain Kerr, DSO, MC (1874-1968), scion of the Marquesses of Lothian; DSO 1919; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Montrose 1932-40; Junior Lord of the Treasury 1937-39; Comptroller of the Household 1939-40; Chairman, National Liberal Organisation 1940 ; Chief Liberal Whip, House of Lords 1945; Ensign, Royal Company of Archers 1945, and his 2nd wife the former Florence Angela Villiers (1904-1979), scion of the Earls of Clarendon.

Charles Kerr succeeded as 2nd Baron Teviot on his father's death, 7 January, 1968. He married 25 September, 1965, Patricia Mary Harris, daughter of Alexander Harris. His bride also worked on Brighton buses as a 'clippie' (a conductress who issued bus tickets), and the marriage was much reported in the British press.

Lord and Lady Teviot had a son and a daughter. The son, the Hon Charles Robert Kerr (born 19 September, 1971), now succeeds to the peerage.


Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Antonia Daphne Diana Leaf (nee Farquhar) 1932-2023

 Antonia Leaf, who died 29 September, 2023, aged 91, was a scion of the Farquhar baronets.

Antonia Daphne Diana Farquhar was born 31 July, 1932, daughter of Guy William John Farquhar (1899-1962), and his wife the former Daphne Mary Christian Henry (1908-1983), descended from the Milbank baronets; and married 1 Aug, 1956, Antony Noel Gordon Leaf (1930-2002), scion of that landed gentry family, son of Major James Gordon Leaf (1900-1972), and his wife the former Violet Frances Wright (1904-1986), scion of the Wrights of Yeldersley, and kinswoman of Sarah, Duchess of York.

She leaves a son, Guy (born 3 Oct, 1962), and a daughter, Anna (born 26 Aug 1958).


Susan More-Molyneux (née Bellinger) 1922-2023

 Susan More-Molyneux (née Bellinger), who died 11 October, 2023, was the widow of Major James Robert More-Molyneux, OBE, DL (1920-2013), head of that landed genry family, of Loseley Park.

The former Susan Bellinger she married 1948, Maj James Robert More-Molyneux, OBE, DL (1920-2013), of Loseley Park, by whom she had issue, a son, Michael George (born 3 Sept, 1951).

She was widowed 19 July, 2013.


Anthony Jonathan Malcolm Green 1950-2023

 (Anthony) Jonathan Malcolm Green died 6 October, 2023, aged 73.

He was born in 1950, and married in 1981 (div 1998) as her second husband, Rowena Mary Gabriel Emmet (born 14 April, 1954), daughter of the Hon Christopher Anthony Robert Emmet (1925-1996), and his wife the Lady Miranda Mary Fitzalan-Howard (1927-2018), scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, sister of the late 17th Duke (1915-2002).

From his marriage to Rowena Emmet he leaves issue, Thomas (born 1984), James (born 1984), and Iona (born 1989). He also leaves a daughter, Alexandra (born 1973), from a previous marriage.


Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Elisabeth Valerie Seymour (nee Thrower) 1933-2023

Valerie Seymour (nee Thrower), who died 9 October, 2023, was the widow of Timothy Seymour, and a descendant of the Marquesses of Sligo.

Elisabeth Valerie Thrower was born in 1933, daughter of (William) Rayner Thrower (1902-1981), and his wife the former Violet Beatrice Pollard (1903-1954); and married 19 April, 1958, Timothy Hugh Seymour (1928-1997), son of Almeric Hugh Seymour, CBE (1894-1950), and his wife the former Margaret Kathleen Browne (1898-1984), scion of the Marquesses of Sligo, by whom she had four daughters, Penelope (born 7 May, 1959), Anne (born 17 June, 1961), Fiona (born 5 Aug, 1964), and Joanna (born 5 Aug, 1964).

Howe Peter Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo (1788-1845) > Maj Lord Richard Browne (1834-1912) > Percy Howe Browne (1868-1940) > Margaret Kathleen Browne (1898-1984) > Timothy Hugh Seymour (1928-1997)



Colina Margaret Helen Lupton (nee MacDougall) 1932-2023

 Colina Lupton, who died 5 September, 2023, aged 91, was married to a descendant of the Martineau landed gentry family, from whom descends the Princess of Wales.

She was born in 1932, a daughter of Sir Railbert McIntyre MacDougall, KCMG, CIE (1892-1949), and his wife the former Agnes McGuire; & married Geoffrey Charles Martineau Lupton (1930-2019), son of Hugh Ralph Lupton, OBE, MC (1893-1983), and his wife the former (Marjorie Edith) Joyce Ransome (1892-1970), by whom she had issue, two sons, Martin and David.


Monday, October 16, 2023

Sophia Gillian Campbell Adamson (born 2023)

 Hannah Gillian Campbell Adamson [born 1988, nee de Haan], wife of James William Campbell Adamson (b 1989), scion of ther Adamson landed family, of Strathcaro, gave birth to a daughter, Sophia Gillian, 6 October, 2023, a sister for India Vivien, who was born 19 September, 2021.

James Campbell Adamson is a son of Hugh A. Campbell Adamson [born 1954], of Stracathro, Angus, by his wife the former Hon Alison Mary Elliott (b 1957), daughter of the life peer Baron Elliott of Morpeth.

Hannah Campbell Adamson is a twin daughter of Archer de Haan [born 10 June, 1950], and Mrs Vivien de Haan [nee Whittall, born 1961], of Bromfield, Shropshire.

The infant descends from the Earls of Plymouth:-

Ivor Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth [1889-1943] > Lady Gillian Windsor-Clive [died 1961] > Archer de Haan [b 1950] > Hannah de Haan [b 1988] > Sophia Campbell Adamson [b 2023]


The Baroness Thomas of Walliswood, OBE, DL 1935-2023

Baroness Thomas of Walliswood, OBE, DL, who died 6 October, 2023, aged 87, was a businesswoman and a Liberal Democrat politician.

She worked for the National Economic Development Office from 1971 to 1974 and was chief executive of the Council of Europe of the British Clothing Industries from 1974 to 1978. Between 1985 and 1994, she was a school governor. Susan Thomas contested Mole Valley for the SDP-Liberal Alliance in the 1983 and 1987 general elections and Surrey for the Liberal Democrats in the 1994 European Parliament election, but failed to be elected.

She was appointed OBE in 1989, and served as a Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Surrey from 1996.  On 6 October 1994, she was created a life peer as Baroness Thomas of Walliswood, of Dorking in the County of Surrey, and she sat in the House of Lords until 18 May 2016, at which point she ceased to be a member pursuant to section 2 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014, having failed to attend during the whole of the 2015–16 session without being on leave of absence.

She was born 20 Dec, 1935, as Susan Petronella Arrow, daughter of John Arrow and his wife the former Ebba Fordham; and married in 1958, David Churchill Thomas, CMG (1933-2020), by whom she had issue, three daughters.


Saturday, October 14, 2023

Second daughter for Lord and Lady Lovat

 The Lady Lovat, wife of the 16th Lord Lovat, gave birth to a second daughter, the Hon Farra Salma Fraser, in London, 2 October, 2023, a sister for the Hon Vaila Gianmarina Fraser, who was born 30 April, 2021.

Lady Lovat is the former Hon Petra Louise Palumbo [born 1989], daughter of the life peer, the Baron Palumbo [born 20 July, 1935], and his wife the former Hayat Morowa. Petra married in 2016, Simon Fraser, 16th Lord Lovat [born 13 Feb, 1977], son of the Hon Simon Augustine Fraser, Master of Lovat [1939-94], and his wife the former Virginia Grose [later Mrs Frank Johnson]. 

The 16th Lord Lovat inherited the peerage and the estate at Beauly, Inverness-shire, on his grandfather's death, 16 March, 1995. He is Colonel-in-Chief of the 78th Fraser Highlanders.


Friday, October 13, 2023

Donald Maxwell Macdonald 1938-2023

 Donald Maxwell Macdonald, who died 23 September, 2023, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Ducie.

He was born 9 November, 1938, the second son of John Maxwell Macdonald (19th) of Largie (1908-1995), and his wife Dame Anne Stirling-Maxwell, 11th Baronetess (a rarity in the peerage) (1906-2011), and was a younger brother of Sir John Ronald Maxwell Macdonald of Largie, 12th Baronet (born 22 May, 1936); and married twice, firstly, 8 Sept, 1962 (div 1976), Rosemary Carol Jenkins, daughter of (Arthur) Robert Jenkins, CBE (1908-1989), and Margaret Fitton Jones (1908-98); married 2ndly, 1977, Margaret Anne Kingerley (b 1939), daughter of Alfred William Kingerley (1907-90), and Hilda Muriel Webb (1908-2001). He leaves a son and a daughter from his first marriage, James Donald Maxwell Macdonald (born 1 Sept, 1965), and Harriet Maxwell Macdonald (born 7 Feb, 1967).



Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Lady Bull 1937-2023, wife of Sir George Bull

 Lady Bull, who died 4 October, 2023, aged 86, was the wife of Sir George Bull, Knt, sometime Chairman of J Sainsbury PLC, and descended from the Barons Windlesham.

Jane Fleur Thérèse (Tessa) Freeland was born in 1937, daughter of Patrick Freeland, of Zimbabwe, and married in 1960, George Jeffrey Bull (born 16 July, 1936), son of Michael Herbert Perkins Bull (1906-1962), and his wife the Hon Noreen Madeleine Mary Hennessy (1909-2004), daughter of the 1st Baron Windlesham (1877-1953). Her businessman was Director International Distillers and Vintners, 1962-1984. Chief executive drinks sector Grand Metropolitan plc, London, 1984-1992, chairman grandmet food sector, 1992-1993, also board directors, group chief executive, 1994-1996, chairman, 1996-1997. Joint chairman Diageo plc, 1997-1998; Chairman J. Sainsbury plc, London, 1998—2004. Non executive director United Newspapers, 1993—1998, Banque Nationale de Paris Paribas Ltd., 2000—2004, Maersk Company Ltd., since 2001 &c.

Lady Bull is survived by Sir George and by four sons, George, Rupert, Justin and Cassian, and a daughter, Tamsin.


Ariel, Lady Everard (died 2023)

Ariel, Lady Everard, who died 9 October, 2023, was the widow of Sir Robin Everard, 4th Baronet.

She was born in 1942 as Ariel Ingrid Cleasby-Thompson, daughter of Colonel Peter Olav Cleasby-Thompson, MBE, MC (1913-1980), of Blackhill House, Little Cressingham, Norfolk, and his wife the former Katharine Slingsby; and married 28 September, 1963, Robin Charles Everard (born 5 Oct, 1939), son and heir of Sir Nugent Henry Everard, 3rd Baronet (1905-1984), and his wife the former Frances Audrey Jesson (died 1975). Her husband succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 15 December, 1984.

Her husband was commissioned into the Duke of Wellington's Regiment and served 1958-61; he was a money broker and Managing Director, P Murray-Jones 1962-76; and a consultant 1976-91; and died 31 August, 2010, aged 70.

 Lady Everard leaves issue, a son Sir Henry Everard, 5th Baronet (born 6 Aug, 1970), and two daughters, Catherine Mary (born 1964), and Victoria Frances (born 1966).


Robert Cedric Thesiger 1970-2023

 Robert Cedric Thesiger, who died 30 August, 2023, aged 53, was a scion of the Barons (later Viscounts) Chelmsford; he was born 3 May, 1970, the fourth and a twin son of Michael Eric Thesiger (1936-2019), and his wife the former Patricia Low Waddngton (1939-2022); and was twice married, firstly, 2003 (div 2008), Sarah Davies, by whom he had a son, Max; married 2ndly, 2011, Zaylie Bussell, by whom he had a further three sons, Jack, Harry and Sam.


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Westacott/Cazalet marriage

 The marriage took place 29 September, 2023, at Chelsea Old Church, between William Robert Westacott (born 1984), son of Christopher Robert Westacott (born 1949), of Frogmore Farm, Berkshire, and his wife the former Rowena Jane Evans (born 1963), & Eloise Margaret R. Cazalet (born 15 August, 1991), scion of that landed family, of Fairlawne, daughter of Peter Charles Grenville Cazalet (born 1959), of Monk Soham, Suffolk, and his wife the former Victoria Jane Perry.


Petite/Sutton engagement

 The engagement was announced 7 October, 2023, between Scott Christian Petite (born 1995), only son of Christopher William Petite (born 1954), of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Hazel Ruth Scott (born 1958), & Harriet Eugenie Sutton (born 30 Dec, 1995), second daughter of Sir David Robert Stton, 10th Baronet (born 26 February, 1960), of Cheselbourne, Dorset, and his former wife Mrs Annette Sutton (nee David), of Charlton Musgrove, Somerset.


Matilda Elspeth Patricia Erskine (born 2023)

 Tess P.H. Erskine (nee Miles), wife of Geordie James Donald Erskine [born 1990], gave birth to a daughter, Matilda Elspeth Patricia, 29 September, 2023.

Geordie is the second son of Major James Malcolm Kenneth Erskine [born 22 November, 1957], of Duncrievie, Perthshire, and his wife the former Jennifer MacLellan/

Tess Erskine is the only daughter of Mr J.D. Miles, of Tredington, Warwickshire, and Mrs K.V. Miles, of London.

The baby is descended paternally from the Lords Cardross [Earls of Buchan], and from the Seymour Marquesses of Hertford, and thus from the Dukes of Somerset.

Francis Seymour, 5th Marquess of Hertford [1812-84] > Lady Horatia Seymour [1842-1922] > Sir Arthur Erskine [1881-1963] > Donald Erskine [1925-2017] > James Erskine [b 1957] > Geordie Erskine [b 1990]


Lady Daunt (1938-2023), widow of Sir Timothy Daunt, KCMG

Lady Daunt, who died 2 October, 2023, aged 84, was the widow of Sir Timothy Daunt, KCMG (1935-2023), a diplomat and sometime Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.

Sir Timothy was commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps in 1955 and posted to the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars. After completing national service, he joined the diplomatic service and, after a series of postings, became Permanent Representative to NATO in Brussels in 1982 and then British Ambassador to Turkey from 1986 to his retirement in 1992. In retirement he became Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man. He later became chairman of the Ottoman Fund, a business established to provide mortgages for properties in Turkey.

Lady Daunt was born Patricia Susan Knight (4 Oct, 1938), daughter of Major Claude Thorburn Knight (1910-1993), and his wife the former Hon Priscilla Dodson (1914-1995), daughter of the 2nd Baron Monk Bretton, CB (1869-1933) and married 26 July, 1962, Timothy Lewis Achilles Daunt, who was born 11 October, 1935, and was head of that Irish landed gentry family, son of Leslie Henry Graeme Daunt (1904-1975), and his wife the former Margery Mary Kenny Jones (1900-1981). Her husband died 5 Aug, 2023, aged 87.

She leaves a son, James (born 18 Oct, 1963), and two daughters, Eleanor (born 25 Apr, 1965), and Alice (born 23 Nov, 1969).


Anthony Ivan Holden 1947-2023

 Anthony Holden, journalist, broadcaster, and writer of non-fiction blockbusters on subjects ranging from poker to the Royal family, died 7 October, 2023, aged 76. He was a scion of the Holden baronets.

Anthony Ivan Holden was born 22 May, 1947, son of John Holden (1918-85), and his wife the former Margaret Lois Sharpe (who died 1985), and was a grandson of Sir George Holden, 2nd Baronet (1890-1937).

Holden was a journalist with Hemel Hempstead Evening Echo, 1970-73, & with Sunday Times 1973-79;  and his books include The St. Albans Poisoner (1974);  Charles, Prince of Wales (1979); a journalist with the Observer and Punch 1979-81; author of Their Royal Highnesses, published 1981; on the Times newspaper 1981-82; author of Of Presidents, Prime Ministers and Princes, published (1984); The Queen Mother (1985); Don Giovanni, published in 1987; Olivier, published in 1988; Charles, published in 1988;  Big Deal, published in 1990; A Princely Marriage, published in 1991; The Tarnished Crown, published in 1993; The Oscars, published in 1993; Tchaikovsky, published in 1995, and Diana, published in 1997. 

He married firstly, 1 May, 1971 (div 1988), Amanda Juliet Warren, daughter of Sir Harold Brian Seymour Warren (1914-1996); he married 2ndly, 21 July, 1990, Cynthia Blake, daughter of George Blake, of Brookline, Mass., USA.

Holden is survivved by his second wife and three sons from his first marriage, Samuel (born 1975), Joseph (born 1977), and Benjamin (born 1979).


Sir (James) Jonathan Benn, 4th Baronet 1933-2023

 Sir Jonathan Benn, 4th Baronet, died 3 October, 2023. He was 90.

He was Chairman SCA Pensions Trust Ltd 1988-98, and held various positions in Reed International PLC (formerly A.E. Reed & Co) 1957-88; Director, Reed Paper & Board (UK) Ltd 1971, Managing Director 1976; Director Reed Group Ltd 1976; Chairman and Chief Eecutive, Reed Paper & Board (UK) Ltd 1977-90; Chairman Reedpack Paper Grroup 1988-90; President British Paper & Board Industries Federation, 1985-87, &c.

He was born 27 July, 1933, son of Sir John Andrews Benn, 3rd Baronet (1904-1984), and his wife the Hon Ursula Helen Alers Hankey (1909-2006), daughter of the 1st Baron Hankey, PC, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, FRS (1877-1963).

He succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 19 Dec, 1984. He was a kinsman of the Left-wing Labour stalwart Tony Benn, PC, MP (the disclaimed Viscount Stansgate).

He married 2 July, 1960, Jennifer Mary Howells (born 1936), the eldest daughter of Dr Wilfred Vivian Howells, OBE (1903-87), and his wife the former Mary Eileen Hamar (1908-97), by whom he had issue, a son, Robert Ernest Benn (born 17 Oct, 1963), and a daughter, Juliet Clare (born 2 Feb, 1966).



Monday, October 09, 2023

Pinkham/Littleton engagement

The engagement was announced 9 October, 2023, between Charles Nicholas Courtenay (Charlie) Pinkham (born 1981), elder son of the late Alan Courtenay John Pinkham (1946-1997), and his wife the former Virginia P. Cathrew (now Mrs Nicholas de Zoete, of Shipley, West Sussex), & Katrina Mary Littleton (born 23 July, 1983), scion of the Barons Hatherton, elder daughter of Antony Robin Walhouse Westby Perceval , later name changed to Littleton (born 19 June, 1950), of Hannington, Hampshire, and his wife the former Hon Aileen Mary Fitzherbert (born 29 March, 1953), scion of the Barons Stafford.

Katrina Littleton is a granddaughter maternally of the late 14th Baron Stafford (1926-86), and a great-granddaughter of the 5th Baron Hatherton (1900-69).


Lady Mahon 1944-2023

 Lady Mahon, who died 1 October, 2023, was the wife of Sir William Mahon, LVO, 7th Baronet.

She was born in 1944 as Rosemary Jane Melvill, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Ernest Melvill (1910-1983), of Symington, Lanarkshire, and married 20 April, 1968, Colonel William Walter Mahon (born 4 Dec, 1940), son and heir of Sir George Edward John Mahon, 6th Baronet (1911-1987) (of Castlegar, Co Galway, Bt, UK, cr 1819), and his wife the former Audrey Evelyn Jagger (who died 4 Apr, 1957). Her husband was commissioned into the Irish Guards in 1960, and appointed a Member of HM Body Guard, Hon Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, 1993; he succeeded as 7th baronet on his father's demise, 16 Dec, 1987, and was appointed LVO , in 2011.

Lady Mahon is survived by her husband a son, James (born 29 Oct, 1976), and two daughters, Annabel (born 12May, 1970), and Lucy (born 15 Apr, 1972).


Isadora Sybil Bronwen Perlmutter (born 2023)

Clementine Lucy Patricia Perlmutter (born 1986, nee Stopford), wife of Jonathan Perlmutter [born 1980], and scion of the Earls of Courtown, gave birth to a daughter, Isadora Sybil Bronwen, 4 September, 2023.

Jonathan is a son of Mr Laurence J Perlmutter [born 1953], of Norwich, and Mrs Perlmutter.

Clementine is a daughter of the Hon Jeremy Neville Stopford, LVO [born 1958], of Great Bedwyn, co Wilts, by his wife the former Bronwen Macdonald Milner.

Clementine Stopford is a granddaughter paternally of the 8th Earl of Courtown [1908-75]. Her father, Jeremy, was Equerry to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, 1982-84, and was appointed LVO.


Saturday, October 07, 2023

Berry/Meynell engagement

  The engagement was announced 7 October, 2023, between William Anthony Edward Berry (born 1993), scion of the Viscounts Kemsley, son of Edward Anthony Morys Berry (born 23 June, 1960), of Bridport, Dorset, and his the former Joanna Clare Leschallas (born 1960), now of Smarden, Kent, & Alicia Rose Meynell (born 1994), scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of (Edward) James Hugh Meynell (born 1959), of Boraston, Shropshire, and his wife the former Amanda Clare Gifford Lywood (born 1961).

William Berry is a kinsman of the Prince of Wales, both descend from the late 4th Baron Fermoy:-

4th Baron Fermoy (1885-1955) > Hon Mary Roche (1934-2023) > Edward Anthony Morys Berry (b 1960) > William Berry (b 1993)


4th Baron Fermoy > Hon Frances Roche (1936-2004) > Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97) > HRH The Prince of Wales (b 1982)


Fitzalan-Howard/Mathieson engagement

 The engagement was announced 7 October, 2023, between William John Fitzalan-Howard (born 4 March, 1995), scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, eldest son of Alexander Rupert Fitzalan-Howard (born 29 February, 1964), of Sudbury, Derbyshire, and his wife the former Hon Joanna Elizabeth Venables-Vernon (born 30 September, 1965), and James Robert C. Mathieson (born 1996), second son of Mr George R.M. Mathieson, of Ludham, Norfolk, and his wife the former Carole J. Birch.


Thursday, October 05, 2023

Kendall/Radeljak engagement

 The engagement was announced 5 October, 2023, between Edmund Andrew Fergus Kendall (born 1991), son of Andrew Thomas Kendall (born 1956), of Henstead, Suffolk, and Fiona Jean Lucia Hall (nee Matheson, born 4 April, 1962), of Bungay, Suffolk, scion of the Matheson baronets, and Lucia Radeljak, daughter of Señor Mariano Radeljak and Señora Flavia Valguisti, both of Buenos Aires.

Edmund Kendall is a grandson maternally of Maj Sir Fergus Matheson of Matheson, 7th Baronet (1927-2017), and a great-great grandson of the 11th Baron Middleton, KG (1887-1970).


Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Hester Bree Addington (born 2023)

 Lady Martha Catherine Addington (nee Lowry-Corry, born 27 May, 1992), wife of Raleigh Thomas Addington [born 1987], scion of the Viscounts Sidmouth, gave birth to a daughter, Hester Bree, 13 September, 2023.

Raleigh Addington is the youngest son of Peter John Gerald Addington [born 2 Aug, 1948], of Highway, Calne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Rosemary Anita Lamb.

Lady Martha is a daughter of the 8th Earl of Belmore [born 4 Sept, 1951],  of The Garden House, Castle Coole, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, by his wife the former Lady Mary Jane Meade [born 12 July, 1952], daughter of the 6th Earl of Clanwilliam [1914-89].

Hester Addington is a great-great-granddaughter of the 6th Viscount Sidmouth [1887-1976].


Lady Baddeley 1942-2023

 Lady Baddeley, who died 23 September, 2023, aged 80, was the second wife of Sir John Baddeley, 4th Baronet.

She was born in 1942 as Carol Frances van Geffen, daughter of Adrian Denis Auguste Van Geffen (born 1913), and his wife the former Olive Reed (1913-2008). Her name was changed some years later to Greenham on her mother's second marriage, in 1948, to Gordon Leslie Clarence Greenham (1916-1977).

She married 1stly, in 1963, John A. Quinlan; and married 2ndly, 16 April, 1998, Sir John Wolsey Beresford Baddeley, 4th Baronet (born 27 January, 1938), son of Sir John Beresford Baddeley, 3rd Baronet (1899-1979), and his wife the former Nancy Winifred Wolsey (who died 25 Oct, 1994).

Lady Baddeley leaves issue from her first marriage, Andrew and Timothy Quinlan.


Monday, October 02, 2023

Poppy Chancellor 1988-2023

 Poppy Chancellor, who has died aged 36, was a scion of that landed gentry family and descended from the Earls of Oxford & Asquith, the Barons Hylton and the Marquesses of Bristol, &c.

She was born in 1988, daughter of John Graham Manson Leslie (poet known as Jock Scot) (1952-2016), and the actress Anna Theodora Chancellor (born 27 April, 1965), and was a granddaughter of John Paget Chancellor (1927-2014), and his wife the former Hon Mary Alice Jolliffe (1937-2009), daughter of the 4th Baron Jolliffe (1898-1967).

The 1st Earl of Oxford & Asquith, KG (1852-1928) > Raymond Asquith (1878-1916) > Lady Perdita Asquith (1910-96) > Hon Mary Alice Jolliffe (1937-2009) > Anna Chancellor (b 1965) > Poppy Chancellor (b 1988)



Sunday, October 01, 2023

Elliot Blackwood Ariel Winn (born 2023)

 Fleur Tamara Winn (nee Nash, born 1994), wife of Hugo John Winn (born 1991), scion of the Barons St Oswald, gave birth to a son, Elliot Blackwood Ariel, in 2023.

Hugo is a son of Martin John Winn (born 12 March, 1961), and his wife the former Caroline Anne Da Costa (born 1961).

Fleur is a daughter of Trevor P. Nash, by his wife the former Joanna M. Smith.