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Saturday, December 30, 2023

Page/Foley engagement

  The engagement was announced 30 December, 2023, between Thomas Joseph Dalziel Page (born 1995), elder son of Timothy Algernon Clement Page (born 1963), of West Ashton, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Alice Mary Colman (born 8 January, 1965), scion of the Colman baronets, & Victoria Leigh (Vicki) Foley (born 1987), daughter of the late Mr Paul Foley, and Mrs Mark Sampson, of Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire.

Tom Page is a grandson paternally of Sir Michael Jeremiah Colman, 3rd Baronet. 

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Singh-Brar/Shuttleworth engagement

 The engagement was announced 30 December, 2023, between Kabir Singh-Brar, son of Mr & Mrs J.S. Brar, of Sunningdale, Berkshire, and Flora Mary Ashton Shuttleworth (born 1994),scion of that Derbyshire landed gentry family, daughter of William Richard Ashton Shuttleworth (born 1 March, 1958), of Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, and his former wife the former Sarah Camilla Mordaunt (born 19 September, 1961), scion of the Mordaunt baronets (now Mrs Archie Hunter, of Ludlow). 

The 2nd Viscount Cross > Hon Idonea Cross > William Shuttleworth > Flora Shuttleworth

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Friday, December 29, 2023

Lady Katherine Lucy Lambart 1955-2023

The Lady Katherine Lucy Lambart, who died 22 December, 2023, aged 68, was a scion of the Earls of Cavan. She was born 2 March, 1955, the third daughter of the 12th Earl of Cavan (1911-1988), and the Countess of Cavan (1921-2005) nee Essex Lucy Cholmondeley, scion of the Barons Delamere; and married 25 Oct, 1978 (div 1986) Lorenzo Ruiz Barrero, son of Lorenzo Ruiz Jimenez, of Madrid, and his wife the former Guadalupe Barrero Alonso, by whom she had issue, a son, Lorenzo Cavan (born 28 Aug, 1980), and a daughter, Natasha (born 1982).

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Thursday, December 28, 2023

Caroline MacDowell Gurney (nee Howard) 1931-2023

Caroline Mac Dowell Gurney, died 3 December, 2023, aged 92.

The former Caroline MacDowell Howard married firstly, 1953 (div) Brian Samuel Berridge (1930-1976); and married 2ndly, 3 April, 1964, as his second wife, Capt Joseph John Gurney (1914-2001), late the Welsh Guards, scion of that landed gentry family of Keswick and Bawdeswell, of Northrepps Hall, Norfolk, son of Christopher Richard Gurney (1884-1969), and his wife the forme Dorothy Clara Ruggles-Brise (1889-1960), scion of the baronets of that name. She leaves issue from both marriages.

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Anthony David Loehnis, CMG 1936-2023

Anthony David Loehnis, CMG, died 20 December, 2023. He was 87.

He was a diversified financial services company executive. Member management county Ditchley Foundation, United Kingdom, since 1992; county member Baring Foundation, since 1994; deputy chairman Public Works Loan Board, since 1996. Second lieutenant British Army, 1954-1956.

He was born 12 March, 1936, son of Commander Sir Clive Loehnis, KCMG, RN (1902-1992), and his wife the former Rosemary Beryl Ryder (1909-2006), scion of the Earls of Harrowby; and married 7 Aug, 1965, Jennifer Forsyth Anderson (born 10 Nov, 1937), scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Sir Donald Forsyth Anderson (1906-73), and his wife the former Margaret Elaine Llewellyn (1913-2002), scion of the Llewellyn baronets, by whom he had issue, three sons, Dominic (born 31 Aug, 1967), Alexander (born 12 May, 1969), and Barnaby (born 21 July, 1971).

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Oliver William Everett, CVO 1943-2023

Oliver Everett, CVO, who died 22 December, 2023, aged 80, was a former diplomat and academic, and a senior member of the royal household.

Everett joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1967 and was 1st Secretary in New Delhi 1969 to 1973. Subsequent service in the Diplomatic Service included a posting as Head of Chancery in Madrid 1980 to 1981. From 1978 to 1980 he was seconded as Assistant Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales (now King Charles III). After leaving the Diplomatic Service in 1981 he served as Private Secretary to HRH The Princess of Wales 1981 to 1983, and as Librarian, Royal Library, 1985–2002 (he was deputy librarian 1984–1985). He was a NADFAS lecturer, and Librarian Emeritus, Windsor Castle. In 1999 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Version of the Royal Household Long and Faithful Service Medal for 20 years cumulative service to the British Royal Family.

Oliver William Everett was born 28 February, 1943, son of (Walter George) Charles Everett, DSO, MC (1896-1979), of Bognor Regis, Sussex, and his wife the former Gertrude Florence Daisy Hellicar; and he married 28 August, 1965 (separated 2003), Theffania Vesey Stoney (born posthumously, 29 May, 1944), scion of that Irish landed gentry family, daughter of Robert Vesey Stoney (1903-44), and his wife the former Marian Catherine Theffania Nugent, scion of that landed gentry family; and had a long standing relationship with Diana Jervis-Read. He leaves two sons and two daughters from his marriage.

He was appointed LVO in 1980, and advanced to CVO in 1991. 

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Hon William Rupert Leigh 1938-2023

 The Hon William Rupert Leigh, who died on Christmas Day, 2023, aged 85, was a scion of the Barons Leigh. Mr Leigh, of Ranaghan More, Ballinacarrow, Co Sligo, was 85.

He was born 13 September, 1938, second son of the 4th Baron Leigh (1908-1979), and his wife the former Anne Hicks-Beach (1908-77), scion of the Earls St Aldwyn; and married 20 May, 1965, Priscilla Elizabeth Cooper (1946-2023), daughter of Lieutenant-Commander Edward Frabcis Patrick Cooper (1912-1985), scion of that Irish landed gentry family, and his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Clarke, by whom he had issue, four sons, James (b 15 Feb 1967), Edward (b 1968), Richard (1974-1978), and Francis (b 1982).

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Sir Richard James Kay Muir 1939-2023

 Sir Richard Muir,  4th Baronet, died 18 December, 2023, aged 84, at Nakuru, Kenya.

Richard James Kay Muir was born 25 May, 1939, son of Sir John Harling Muir, 3rd Baronet (1910-1994), and his wife Elizabeth Mary Dundas (1914-2008), scion of the Earls (later Marquesses) of Zetland; and succeeded to the baronetcy (cr UK, 1892) on his father's death, 31 May, 1994 (but did not use the title). His home was Park House, Blair Drummond, Perthshire, and later at Nakuru, Kenya.

He was twice wed, firstly, 22 May, 1965 (div 1974), Susan Elizabeth Gardener, daughter of George Albert Gardener, by whom he had issue, 2 daughters (one deceased); & married secondly, 29 Aug, 1975, the Lady Linda Mar Cole (1944-2023), daughter of the 6th Earl of Enniskillen, MBE, DL, JP (1918-1989), Capt, Irish Guards, and his first wife Sonia Mary Syers, by whom he had issue, two daughters.

His second wife, Lady Linda, died 3 November, 2023.

Sir Richard is survived by three daughters, Catherine, Daisy and Anna. Sir Richard is succeeded by his younger brother, Ian Charles Muir (born 16 September, 1940).

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Sunday, December 24, 2023

The Baroness Sandberg 1927-2023

Baroness Sandberg, who died 4 December, 2023, was the widow of the life peer, the Baron Sandberg, CBE (1927-2017), who was executive chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation from 1977 to 1986.

She was the former Carmel Mary Roseleen Donnelly, daughter of Joseph Donnelly, of Dublin, and married Michael Graham Ruddock Sandberg in 1954, by whom she had two sons, Michael and Paul, and two daughters, Marion and Deirdre.

Her husband died 2 July, 2017.

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Susan Diana Harden 1935-2023

 Susan Diana Harden (nee Fairney), died 20 December, 2023. She was 88.

She was born in 1935, daughter of Robert Vivian Fairney (1894-1966), and his wife the former Joan Ethel Marriott (1912-82); and married firstly, 12 Oct, 1955, Simon Patrick Conyngham Plunket (1932-1968), scion of the Barons Plunket, son of David Pierce Conyngham Plunket (1908-56), and his wife the former Sybil Marjorie Archer (1907-82), scion of that landed gentry family; and married 2ndly, 1972, Martin John Faber Morrison; and married 3rdly, 1979, Major Richard Harden. From her first marriage she leaves a son, Piers Robert Conyngham Plunket (born 27 June, 1959), and a daughter, Sara Doon Plunket (born 19 January, 1957).

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Saturday, December 23, 2023

Mansel/Cottrell engagement

 The engagement was announced 23 December, 2023, between Ehys Clavell Mansel (born 1987), scion of the Mansel baronets, son of the late Hugh Clavell Mansel (1948-2015), of Long Crichel, Dorset, and his wife the former Diana Theresa Violet Scrope (born 2 Feb, 1951), scion of that landed gentry family, of Danby on Yore, Yorks, & Louisa Cecilia Elizabeth Cottrell (born 3 October, 1987), daughter of Capt Edward Alexander Campbhell Cottrell (born 1959), of East Marden, West Sussex, and his wife the former Camilla Jane Neal (born 1960).

The 4th Earl of Ellesmere (1872-1944) > Lady Mary Egerton (1911-1983) > Diana Scrope (b 1951) > Rhys Mansel (b 1987)

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Bennett/Little engagement

The engagement was announced 23 December, 2023, between Edward Charles (Ted) Bennett (born 1994), son of Charles Albury George Bennett, of Carlton, Suffolk, and his wife the former Joanna Caroline Vernon (born 26 July, 1963), scion of the Vernon baronets, and Charlotte Anne (Lottie) Little (born 8 August, 1995), daughter of Christopher Guthrie Little (born 1947), of Kensington, London, and his wife the former Emma Jane Lowndes.

Ted Bennett is a descendant of Sir William Vernon, 1st Baronet (1835-1919).

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Barbara Carol Somerset 1933-2023

 Barbara Carol Somerset, who died 9 December, 2023, aged 90, was a scion of the Dukes of Beaufort.

She was born 21 June, 1933, daughter of Maj Alan FitzRoy Somerset (1902-1940), and his wife the former Ellen Lauder Pyman (who died 15 January, 1951), scion of that landed gentry family; she was unmarried.

Henry, 5th Duke of Beaufort (1744-1803) > General Lord Charles Somerset (1767-1831) > Lt-Gen Sir Henry Somerset (1794-1862) > Col Henry Somerset (1829-1920) > Col Charles Somerset (1862-1938) > Maj Alan Somerset (1902-40) > Barbara Somerset (1933-2023)

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Friday, December 22, 2023

Fraser/Slemeck engagement

 The engagement was announced 22 December, 2023, between Hector William Thomas Fraser (born 1994), scion of the Lords Saltoun, son of Simon William David Fraser (born 1963), of Mountfield, East Sussex, and his wife the former Lucinda Anne Egerton (born 1965), scion of that landed gentry family, and Sophie Sarah F. Slemeck (born 1993), daughter of (Frederick) Mark Slemeck (born 1959), of Cassey Compton, Gloucestershire, and his former wife the former Emma C. Hooper (now Mrs Emma Bedford, of Winslade, Hampshire).

The 19th Lord Saltoun (1851-1933) > Brig Hon William Fraser (1890-1964) > Gen Sir David Fraser (1920-2012) > Simon Fraser (b 1963) >  Hector Fraser (b 1994)

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Francis John Fane Marmion Dymoke 1955-2023

 Francis Dymoke, who died 18 December, 2023, aged 68, was Lord of the Manor of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, where his family have been seated since the Norman Conquest in 1066, and he served as the Honourable the King's Champion. A chartered accountant, he served as High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1999.

The King's Champion is a role that has been been passed down Francis Dymoke's family since 1066 and involves bearing Royal Standard and walking in the coronation procession. He fulfilled the role in May at the Coronation of King Charles III.

Francis John Fane Marmion Dymoke was born 19 January, 1955, son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Lindley Marmion Dymoke (1926-2015), of Scrivelsby, and his wife the former Susan Cicely Fane (1932-2020), scion of the Earls of Westmorland.

He was twice married, firstly, in 1982 (divorced 2003), to Rosalie Mary Goldingham, daughter of Major Anthony Goldingham, of Uley, Gloucestershire, by whom he had three children, 2 sons and a daughter; and married 2ndly, 27 June, 2009, Gail M. Humphries. His elder son, Henry Francis Marmion Dymoke, who was born in 1984, succeeds as Lord of the Manor of Scrivelsby, and to the office of hereditary King's Champion.

The Honourable The King's (or Queen's) Champion is an honorary and hereditary office in the Royal Household. The champion's original role at the coronation of a British monarch was to challenge anyone who contested the new monarch's entitlement to the throne to trial by combat. Although this function was last enacted at the coronation of King George IV in 1821, the office continues to descend through the Dymoke family. The feudal holder of the Manor of Scrivelsby has, since the Norman Conquest in 1066, held the manor from the Crown by grand serjeanty of being the King's or Queen's Champion. Such person is also the Standard Bearer of England. 

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

Alfred Peter Felix Quinn (born 2023)

 Olivia Clare Lucy Quinn [née Reeves, born 1989]. wife of Jonathan Patrick [Jonnie] Quinn [born 1989], gave birth to a son, Alfred Peter Felix, 24 November, 2023, a brother for Mollie Isla Diana, who was born 7 October, 2021.

Olivia Quinn is a daughter of [Frederick] John Reeves [born 1947], of Devon, and his wife the former Diana Grace Angela Cavendish [born 30 January, 1954], scion of the Dukes of Devonshire.

Jonnie Quinn is a son of Peter N. Quinn, of Berkshire, and his wife the former Jean M. Leiper.

William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire [1720-64] > George Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington [1754-1834] > Hon Henry Cavendish [1789-1873] > Francis Cavendish [1820-93] > Reginald Cavendish [1857-1941] > Godfrey Cavendish [1884-1914] > Godfrey Cavendish [1912-58] > Diana Cavendish [b 1954] > Olivia Reeves [b 1989] > Alfred Quinn [b 2023]

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

George Thomas Rupert Taylor (born 2023)

 Zoë F. Taylor (nee Bond), wife of Anthony James Taylor (born 24 January, 1991), gave birth to a son, George Thomas Rupert, 5 December, 2023.

 Zoë Taylor is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Andrew Bond. Anthony is the son of Simon Peter (Pierre) Taylor, and his wife the former  Lucy Hall (born 10 Jan, 1960), daughter of Lieutenant-Col Thomas Armitage Hall, CVO, OBE, and his wife the former Marie Antoinette Hornby, a granddaughter maternally of the 3rd Marquess of Dufferin & Ava (1875-1930).

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Monday, December 18, 2023

Lilias Mulgrave Sheepshanks (née Noble) 1931-2023

 Lilias Mulgrave Sheepshanks, OBE (née Noble), died 23 November, 2023, aged 92.

She was born 13 January, 1931, daughter of Sir Humphrey Brunel Noble, 4th Baronet (1892-1968), and his wife the former Celia Weigall (1904-1982); and married 29 November, 1951, Capt Robin John Sheepshanks (1925-2007), scion of that landed gentry family, of Arthington Hall, West Yorkshire, son of Major Richard Hasell Sheepshanks, DSO, MVO (1885-1951), and his wife the former Hon Bridget Mary Thesiger (1900-1983), daughter of the 1st Viscount Chelmsford,  GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GBE, PC (1868-1933).

Her husband died 25 April, 2007. She leaves four sons, David (born 30 Oct, 1952), Richard (born 4 Dec, 1955), Andrew (born 7 Aug 1960), and Christopher (born 10 Oct 1964).

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Hon Harry St Clair Fane 1953-2023

 The Hon Harry Fane, who died 15 December, 2023, aged 70, was a younger son of the 15th Earl of Westmorland, GCVO, DL (1924-1993), and the Countess of Westmorland (nee Jane Barbara Findlay) (1928-2009), scion of the Findlay baronets.

Harry Fane was renowned as the man who may have known more about Cartier than Cartier. He was obsessed with the historic jeweller for over 40 years. From 1978 he dealt exclusively in vintage Cartier collectables and watches, especially those from the jeweller's golden era from 1919 to 1939, from an office in Mayfair. From hunting down treasures in Indian palaces to finding them new homes with oil-rich Venezuelan barons, his life was driven by his search and passion for vintage Cartier. 

He began working at Sotheby’s in London and then Los Angeles and New York, which he soon left to work privately selling contemporary American art: Warhol, Wesselmann, Stella, &c. And then, with a friend, they went into business together, selling general objets d’art. 

Harry St Clair Fane was born 19 March, 1953, second son of the 15th Earl of Westmorland, who was Master of the Horse and a Lord in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth II.

He married 6 January, 1984, Teresa Forsyth-Forrest (born 25 February, 1955), daughter of Michael Philip Forsyth-Forrest (who died in 2007), and his wife the former Robina Jill Grosvenor (1930-2014), scion of the Dukes of Westminster, by whom he had issue, a son, Sam, and a daughter, Sophie Jane (born 1987).

Harry Fane was the younger brother and heir presumptive of the 16th Earl of Westmorland (born 1 Aug, 1951), and the heir to the Westmorland peerages is now Harry's only son, Sam Michael David Fane (born 2 August, 1989).

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Saturday, December 16, 2023

Audrey, Lady Hanmer (nèe Congreve) 1928-2023

 Audrey, Lady Hanmer, who died 13 December, 2023, aged 95, was the widow of Sir John Wyndham Edward Hanmer, 8th Baronet.

She was born in 1928 as Audrey Melissa Congreve, scion of that landed family, daughter of Major Arthur Christopher John Congreve (1903-1992), and his 1st wife the former Rosemary Minna Robinson Thurburn (1906-1993); and married 17 July, 1954, John Wyndham Edward Hanmer (born 27 Sept, 1928), son and heir of Sir Griffin Wyndham Edward Hanmer, 7th Baronet (1893-1977), and his wife the former Aileen Mary Rogerson (1896-1967). Her husband, High Sheriff of Clwyd in 1977, succeeded to his father's baronetcy, 1 January, 1977, and died 29 December, 2008, aged 80.

Lady Hanmer leaves issue, two sons, Sir Wyndham Richard Guy, the 9th Baronet (born 27 Nov, 1955), and Edward Hugh (born 12 July, 1857).

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Scrope/Shaw engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 December, 2023, between Thomas Henry Aloysius Scrope (born 31 August, 1994), scion of the Scrope landed gentry family of Danby, younger son of Major Peter Geoffrey Scrope (born 3 January,1955), and his wife the former Penelope Eldrydd Davies (born 31 March, 1955), scion of the Barons Davies, & Cressida May Shaw (born 1994), elder daughter of Professor Rory James Swanton Shaw (born 1954), and his late wife the former Sarah Margaret Foulkes (1958-2011).

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Gracia/Seymour engagement

 The engagement was announced 16 December, 2023, between Mark Gracia (born 1988), son of Christopher V,P. Gracia, of Hawkhurst, Kent, and his wife the former Janice M. Abbott, and Sarah Kathleen Seymour (born 1987), scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, daughter of Richard Hubert Seymour (born 1947), of Martyr Worthy, Hampshire, and his wife the former Amanda Claire Hardie (born 1957),

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Friday, December 15, 2023

Kitty Elsa Cohen (born 2023)

 Emma Florence Cohen (nee Gamon, born 1991), wife of Rupert Lionel Cohen [born 1986], gave birth to a daughter, Kitty Elsa, 15 November, 2023.

Rupert is the younger son of Sir Jonathan Lionel Cohen, QC [born 8 May, 1951], of London, and his wife the former Bryony Frances Carfrae.

Emma Cohen is the younger daughter of Charles W.T. Gamon [born 1956], of Leigh, Kent, and his wife the former Michele S. Arthur.

Lionel Leonard Cohen, Baron Cohen, PC [1888-1973] [Law Lord] > Hon Leonard Cohen [1922-2007] > Sir Jonathan Cohen [b 1951] > Rupert Cohen [b 1986] > Kitty Elsa Cohen (b 2023)

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John Stuart Bellingham 1929-2023

 John Stuart Bellingham, who died 10 December, 2023, aged 94, was a scion of the Bellingham baronets; born in 1929, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Stuart Bellingham (1893-1969), and his wife Jean Arthur (who died 1979), a collateral of the Barons Glenarthur; & married in 1989, Fiona Aileen Nugent (born 1949), daughter of Sir Peter Walter James Nugent, 5th Baronet (1920-2002).

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Mary, Lady Stewart (née Moxon) 1933-2023

 Mary, Lady Stewart, who died 10 December, 2023, was widow of Sir Keith Stewart, 5th Baronet.

She was born Mary Elizabeth Moxon in 1933, daughter of John Francis Moxon (1902-1987), of Horton Hall, Leek, Staffordshire, and his wife the former Doreen Nancy Kent (1906-1998); and married 7 May, 1954, John Keith Watson Stewart (born 25 Feb, 1929), son of Sir James Watson Stewart of Balgownie, 3rd Baronet (1889-1955), and his wife the former Jane Sim. Her husband succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother, Sir James Stewart, 4th Baronet, in 1988, and died in 1990.

Lady Stewart leaves issue, two sons, Sir John, 6th Baronet (born 5 July, 1955), and James (born 7 May, 1960), and a daughter, Caroline (born 31 Jan 1958).

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The Baroness Luce 1937-2023

The Baroness Luce, who died 8 December, 2023, aged 86, was the wife of the Baron Luce, KG, GCVO, PC, DL, a politician and a Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth II.

She was born Rose Helen Nicholson, 13 May, 1937, the eldest daughter of Sir Godfrey Nicholson, 1st & last Baronet (1901-1991), and his wife the Lady Katharine Constance Lindsay (1912-1972), daughter of the 27th Earl of Crawford and (10th) Earl of Balcarres (1871-1940), &c; and married 5 April, 1961, Richard Napier Luce (born 14 October, 1936), son of Sir William Henry Tucker Luce, GBE, KCMG (1907-1977), and his wife the former Margaret Napier (1908-1989), descended from the Culme-Seymour baronets.

Her husband was Conservative MP for Arundel & Shoreham (later Shoreham) 1971-1992; was a Foreign Office Minister; sworn of the Privy Council, 1986; Knighted in 1991; Governor of Gilbraltar 1997-2000; raised to the peerage for life, in October, 2000, as Baron Luce, of of Adur, in the County of West Sussex; appointed GCVO in 2000, and served as Lord Chamberlain, 2000-2006; on St George's Day 2008 he was appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

Lady Luce is survived by her husband and by two sons, the Hon Alexander (born 18 Jul 1964), and the Hon Edward (born 1 June, 1968).

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Hon Mrs James Bruce 1930-2023

 The Hon Mrs James Bruce died 7 December, 2023, aged 93.

She was born Mary-Elizabeth Walter in 1930, daughter of Reginald Arthur Walter (1885-1965), and his wife the former Kathleen Wylie Hill (1893-1942); and married 1stly, 5 December, 1953, Brigadier Bruce Meade Hamilton, MBE (1926-1998), The Black Watch, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Adrian Kelso Hamilton, DSO, MC, (1897-1960), The Black Watch, and his wife the former Susannah Mary Arbuthnott (1901-1983), scion of the Viscounts of Arbuthnott; and married secondly, in 2000, as his third wife, the Hon James Michael Edward Bruce, CBE (1927-2013), son of the 10th Earl of Elgin and (14th) of Kincardine, KT, CMG, TD (1881-1968), and his wife the former Hon Katherine Elizabeth Cochrane, DBE (1890-1989), Scion of the Barons Cochrane of Cults. She leaves issue from her 1st marriage, a son, Roderick Adrian (Roddy) Hamilton (born 25 Aug, 1959), and a daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Hamilton (born 22 March, 1963).

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Monday, December 11, 2023

Shirley Anne Field 1936-2023

 Shirley Anne Field, who died 10 December, 2023, aged 87, was an actress of stage and screen.

She was once talked of as Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe; a noted beauty, she appeared in some of the most popular films of the 1960s, among them The Entertainer, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and Alfie.

She was born 27 June, 1936, as Shirley Broomfield, daughter of a cockney lorry driver. On 7 July 1967, Field married the aristocratic RAF pilot and racing driver Charles Patrick Colum Henry Crichton-Stuart (1939–2001), scion of the Marquesses of Bute, son of Lord Patrick Crichton-Stuart (1913-56), and his first wife Jane von Bahr, and a grandson of the 4th Marquess of Bute. The marriage ended in divorce. The couple had a daughter, Nicola Jane Crichton-Stuart.

The stage and screen actress came to prominence in the 1960s following her role as Tina Lapford in The Entertainer opposite Laurence Olivier. She went on to feature in films including the comedy Alfie alongside Sir Michael Caine and the kitchen sink drama Saturday Night and Sunday Morning with Albert Finney. 

After her appearance alongside Olivier, her reputation grew and she went on to star in a string of films, television series and stage productions. Among the hit films in which she featured were 1962’s The War Lover alongside Steve McQueen and Robert Wagner and the 1985 romcom My Beautiful Laundrette with Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Saturday, December 09, 2023

Duke of Buccleuch appointed Chancellor of the Order of The Thistle

The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry has been appointed to the office of Chancellor of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.

Richard John Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 10th Duke of Buccleuch, KT, KBE, CVO, DL (born 14 February, 1954), succeeded to the family honours on the death of his father, 4 September, 2007, and was appointed a Knight Companion of the Order of the Thistle in 2017.

The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle is an order of chivalry and the senior order in Scotland. The current version of the order was founded in 1687 by King James VII of Scotland, who asserted that he was reviving an earlier order. The order consists of the sovereign and sixteen knights and ladies, as well as certain "extra" knights (members of the British royal family and foreign monarchs). The sovereign alone grants membership of the order; they are not advised by the government, as occurs with most other orders. 

The current membership of the order: His Majesty the King was admitted a knight in 1977 and has been Sovereign of the Order since his accession, 8 Sept, 2022. The other Royal or Extra knights and ladies are Her Majesty the Queen (2023), HRH The Princess Royal (2000), and Prince William, Duke of Rothesay (2012).

The Knights and ladies currently number thirteen, with three vacancies:-

The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine KT CD JP DL (1981), The Lord Mackay of Clashfern KT PC KC FRSE (1997), The Lord Wilson of Tillyorn KT GCMG FRSE (2000), The Lord Steel of Aikwood KT KBE PC (2004), The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT GCMG PC FRSA FRSE (2004), The Lord Cullen of Whitekirk KT PC KC FRSE FREng (2007), The Lord Hope of Craighead KT PC KC FRSE (2009), The Lord Patel KT FMedSci FRSE (2009), The Lord Smith of Kelvin KT CH FRSGS (2014), The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT KBE CVO DL FSA FRSE FRSGS (2017), Sir Ian Wood KT GBE (2018), Lady Elish Angiolini LT DBE PC KC FRSA FRSE (2022), Sir  George Reid KT FRSE (2022).

The Duke of Buccleuch, a great-nephew of the late Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901-2004), is 10th Duke of Buccleuch (Scotland, let. pat. 20 Apr 1663, sur. and regrant 16 Jan 1666 and 17 Nov 1687), 12th Duke of Queensberry (Scotland, let. pat. 3 Feb 1683, sur. and regrant 17 Jun 1706), 12th Marquess of Dumfriesshire (Scotland, let. pat. 3 Feb 1683, sur. and regrant 17 Jun 1706), 13th Earl of Buccleuch (Scotland, let. pat. 16 Mar 1619, sur. and regrant 16 Jan 1666 and 17 Nov 1687), 10th Earl of Doncaster (England, let. pat. 14 Feb 1662/3), 10th Earl of Dalkeith (Scotland, let. pat. 20 Apr 1663, sur. and regrant 16 Jan 1666 and 17 Nov 1687), 12th Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar (Scotland, let. pat. 11 Feb 1682, sur. and regrant 17 Jun 1706), 12th Viscount of Nith, Tortholwald and Ross, (Scotland, let. pat. 11 Feb 1682, sur. and regrant 17 Jun 1706), 14th Lord Scott of Buccleuch (Scotland, let. pat.18 Mar 1606, sur. and regrant 16 Jan 1666 and 17 Nov 1687) 13th Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill (Scotland, let. pat. 16 Mar 1619, sur. and regrant 16 Jan 1666 and 17 Nov 1687), 10th Baron Scott of Tindale, (England, let. pat. 14 Feb 1662/3), 12th Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock, (Scotland, let. pat. 11 Feb 1682, sur. and regrant 17 Jun 1706).

The office of Chancellor is mentioned and given custody of the seal of the order in the 1687 statutes, but no-one was appointed to the position until 1913. The office has subsequently been held by one of the knights, though not necessarily the most senior. 

The Duke of Bucccleuch, one of Europe's biggest landowners, is seated at Bowhill, Selkirk , Boughton House, Kettering, Northamptonshire, and Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfriesshire.

He married 31 October, 1981, the Lady Elizabeth Marian Frances Kerr, daughter of the 12th Marquess of Lothian. He duchess died 30 April, 2023, aged 68, a week before the Coronation of King Charles III in which the duke took a ceremonial role.

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Dawes/Paravicini engagement

The engagement was announced 9 December, 2023, between Benjamin Guy Dawes (born 1998), eldest son of Guy Anthony Dawes (born 1967), of Liss, Hampshire, and his wife the former Jane Wendy Regan (born 1969), & Charlotte Francesca Paravicini (born 19 April, 1999), descended from the Earls of Macclesfield, younger daughter of Charles Vincent Somerset Paravicini (born 21 June, 1968), of Midhurst, West Sussex, and his wife the former Lucia Francesca Laurie (born February, 1969).

Charlotte is a granddaughter of Mary Ann Parker Bowles (born 9 June, 1945), and a great-niece of Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles (born 27 Dec, 1939), first husband of HM Queen Camilla.

The 6th Earl of Macclesfield (1811-96) > Hon Algernon Parker Bowles (1849-1940) > Eustace Parker Bowles (1884-1952) > Derek Parker Bowles (1915-77) > Mary Ann Parker Bowles (b 1945) > Charles Paravicini (b 1968) > Charlotte Paravicini (b 1999)

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Adrian Alexander Bridgewater 1936-2023

 Adrian Alexander Bridgewater, who died 5 December, 2023, was descended from the Barons Vivian.

He was born in 1936, son of Major Philip Alexander Clement Bridgewater (1910-1979), Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, by his wife the former Hon Ursula Vanda Maud Vivian (1912-1984), daughter of the 4th Baron Vivian (1878-1940); and married 1stly, 1958, Charlotte Pumphrey (born 1937), daughter of the Rev Michael Ernest Christopher Pumphrey (1908-80), and his wife the former Philida Waterfield (1910-2000); married 2ndly, 1969, Lucy Mary le Breton Bartlett (1941-2006), daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Basil Hardington Bartlett, 2nd Baronet (1905-1985), and his wife the former (Helen) Mary Malcolm (1918-2010), one of the first BBC TV announcers, descended from the House of Battenberg (Marquesses of Milford Haven), and from Lillie Langtry, &c; he married 3rdly, 2014, Annabel Gooch.

From his first marriage he leaves issue, a son, Thomas George Michael (b 1964), and two daughters, Emma Mary (b 1960), and Sophia Charlotte (b 1962); and from his second marriage he leaves a son, Benjamin Hardington (b 1979), and two daughters, Nancy le Breton (b 1971), and Daisy Maud (b 1973).

HSH Prince Louis of Battenberg (later Mountbatten), 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, GCB, GCVO, GCMG, PC (1854-1921), he had issue by Lillie Langtry > Jeanne Marie Langtry (d 1964) > Helen Mary Malcolm (1918-2010) > Lucy Bartlett (1941-2006) = Adrian Bridgewater, &c.

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Christopher William Kerr Devas 1944-2023

 Christopher William Kerr Devas, who died 4 December, 2023, aged 79, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born 26 July, 1944, son of Group Capt William George Devas, CBE, DFC, AFC, RAF (1912-2001), and his wife the former Monica Mary Cecil Kerr (1917-2009), scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, descended from the 6th Marquis; and married 1stly, 9 May, 1970 (div 1983) the Hon Penelope Ann O'Neill (born 15 April, 1947), daughter of the life peer the Baron O'Neill of The Maine (1914-1990), sometime Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, and his wife the former Katherine Jean Whitaker (1915-2008), scion of the Whitaker baronets; married 2ndly, 1 June, 1994, asher second husband, Mrs Veronica Susan Phayre-Mudge (born 6 Oct, 1944), scion of the Earls of Eldon, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Eric Surtees Scott, MBE (1912-2005), and his wife the former Rose Anne Stewart (1915-1994), scion of the Earls of Galloway.

He leaves a son from his 1st marriage, William Thomas Devas (born 1975). 

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Andrew Donald Hamilton McCullough 1940-2023

 Andrew Donald Hamilton McCullough's death was reported in the Daily Telegraph, 9 Dec, 2023.

He was born in 1940, son of (William) Donald Hamilton McCullough (1901-1978), and his wife the former Hannah Kynaston Watts-Jones (1909-2001); and married 1966, Philippa Anne Beaufort Grimaldi (born 1942), daughter of Philip Rainier Beaufort Grimaldi, 15th Marquis Grimaldi (1912-1983), and his wife the former Phyllis Anne Twigg (1915-2000), scion of that Irish landed gentry family, by whom he had issue, three daughters, Antonia, Bernadette and Cecilia.

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Ralph William Baker Baker (born 2023)

 Sarah Marie Baker Baker (née Larby, born 1991), wife of Rory Francis Baker Baker [born 1990], scion of that landed gentry family, of Sedbury Hall, Gilling West, gave birth to a son, Ralph William, 29 November, 2023.

Rory is a son of William George Baker Baker [born 5 January, 1955], of Richmond, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Sarah Baker Baker [nee Sarah M.B. Lloyd], of Ramsbury, Wiltshire.

Sarah Baker Baker is a daughter of Kevin Larby [born 1958], of Wycliffe, co Durham, by his wife the former Marie E. Wakefield [born 1960].

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de la Poer Beresford/Wilson engagement

 The engagement was announced 9 December, 2023, between Ferdinand John Patrick de la Poer Beresford (born 18 Oct, 1994), scion of the Marquesses of Waterford, son of Valentine Tristram de la Poer Beresford (born 10 Oct, 1965), of Dorset, & his wife the former Evelyne Deborah Hoskin (born 1966), & Ella Alice Wilson (born 1996), eldest daughter of Craig A. Wilson, of Surrey, by his wife the former Claire E. Whorlow.

Ferdinand de la Poer Beresford is a great-grandson of the 7th Marquess of Waterford (1901-1934).

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Friday, December 08, 2023

Richard William Godfrey Astell 1944-2023

 Richard William Godfrey (Robin)Astell, who died 25 November, 2023, aged 79, sometime of Tissington Hall, Derby, was a scion of the Astell landed family of Woodbury and Everton; born 27 September, 1944, son of Major Henry Thornton Astell (1915-1989), of Bishop's Castle, Salop, by his 1st wife the former Kathleen Anne Rees; & married  in 1986, Sarah Mary Bellord (born 1950), daughter of Major Robert Bellord (1908-70), the Irish Guards, and his wife the former Susan Clara Willoughby (1922-2017), scion of the Barons Middleton, by whom he had issue.

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Anstey/Denison engagement

The engagement was announced 8 December, 2023, between Alfred William Leighton (Freddie) Anstey, descended from the Earls of Devon, son of Henry Michael Anstey (born 5 October, 1965), of King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire, and his wife the former Kate Louise Harris, & Emma Louise Denison (born 1994), youngest daughter of Robert Paul Denison (born 1963), of Earley, Reading, and his wife the former Alison Jane Bottomley (born 1968).

Rev the 16th Earl of Devon (1875-1935) > Lady Evelyn Courtenay (1908-85) > Thomas Anstey (1937-86) > Henry Anstey (b 1965) > Freddie Anstey (b c 1998)

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Thursday, December 07, 2023

Richard Henry Tollemache Walker 1935-2023

 Richard Henry Tollemache Walker, who died 4 December, 2023, was a scion of the Earls of Dysart.

He was born at Christchurch, New Zealand, 13 January, 1935, the second son of Lawrence Robert Galwey Walker (1891-1984), of Oamaru, New Zealand, by his wife the former Winifred Dora Tollemache (1898-1981), scion of the Earls of Dysart; and married in May, 1965, Yvonne le Marquand, daughter of Percy Lawrence le Marquand, of Timaru, New Zealand, by whom he had issue, a son, John Henry (born 1968), and a daughter, Caroline Mary (born 1966).

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Wilfred Michael Stewart Vaughan (born 2023)

 Claudia Vaughan [nee Birrell], wife of Capt Henry M.H. Vaughan, The Life Guards (born 1991), scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Wilfred Michael Stewart, 25 November, 2023, a brother for Hubert George Baynham [Bertie], who was born 15 September, 2021.

Henry Vaughan is the only son of Mr Thomas Francis Vaughan [born 1948], of Pencoyd, Herefordshire, by his wife the former Sarah Jean Harding-Rolls (scion of Harding, of Birling Manor).

Claudia Emma  A. Vaughan [born 1991], is the only daughter of Mr Christopher R.S. Birrell [born 1954], of Cucklington, Somerset, and his wife the former Emma G.A. Breton [born 1956].

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Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Dorothy Vivien Wilson 1928-2023

 Dorothy Vivien Wilson, who died 23 November, 2023, aged 95, was a scion of the Wilson landed gentry family, of Cliffe Hall.

She was born 22 January, 1928, younger daughter of Capt Sir Frank O'Brien Wilson, CMG, DSO, RN (1883-1962), and his wife the former Elizabeth Frances Pease (1894-1974), daughter of Sir Arthur Francis Pease, 1st Baronet (1866-1927). She was unmarried.

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John Salusbury Kynaston Mainwaring 1938-2023

 John Salusbury Kynaston Mainwaring, scion of that landed gentry family, died 23 November, 2023. He was 85.

He was born 18 April, 1938, the eldest son of Brigadier Hugh Salusbury Kynaston Mainwaring, CB, CBE, DSO, TD (1906-1976), and his wife the former Diana Dugdale (1913-1967), scion of that landed family of Wroxall; and married 20 July, 1968, Anne Bucknill, younger daughter of the late Capt Anthony Bucknill and Mrs Michael Webster, of The Vale, Windsor Forest, Berkshire, by whom he had issue, a son, William, and two daughters, Laura and Annabel.

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Trennery/Seymour engagement

The engagement was announced 6 December, 2023, between Thomas George Trennery, son of Paul and Jackie Trennery of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, & Charlotte Emily Seymour (born 1990), scion of the Barons Howard De Walden, daughter of Thomas Oliver Seymour (born 20 Oct, 1952), scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, and his wife the former Sally Ward Coolidge, daughter of Henry P. Coolidge, of Lincoln, Mass, United States.

Charlotte Seymour is descended from the Barons Howard De Walden and in remainder to that English barony:-

The 8th Baron Howard De Walden (1880-1946) > Hon Rosemary Nest Scott-Ellis (1922-2017) > Thomas Seymour (b 1952) > Charlotte Emily Seymour (b 1990)

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Loyd/Dawkins engagement

 The engagement was announced 6 December, 2023, between Rupert Charles Percy Loyd (born 8 February, 1990), scion of the Loyd landed family of Lockinge, the second son of David William Arnold Loyd (born 4 January, 1949), of Mildenhall, Wiltshire, and his wife the former Anabel Laura Dorothy Morrison (born 31 December, 1955), scion of the Barons Margadale, & Alice E. Dawkins, daughter of Hon John Dawkins AO and Maggie Dawkins of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.

Rupert Loyd is a great-grandson of the 1st Baron Margadale:-

1st Baron Margadale (1906-96) > Hon Sir Charles Morrison MP (1932-2005) > Anabel Morrison (b 1955) > Rupert Loyd (b 1990)

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Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Matilda and Scarlett Rounding (born 2023)

 Lucy Amelia M.Y. Rounding (nee Froggatt, born 24 August, 1993), wife of Edward George (Ed) Rounding (born 4 February, 1991), gave birth to twin daughters, Matilda and Scarlett, born 3 November, 2023.

Ed Rounding is a son of Anthony Rounding (born 1955), and his wife the former Elaine Kaiser (born 1954).

Lucy, descended from the Stanley of Dalegarth & Ponsonby landed gentry family, is the only daughter of Nicholas Keith Froggatt (born 11 January, 1963), by his wife the former Maggie Tang (born 21 May 1962).

The twins are great-great-granddaughters of Elizabeth Norah Stanley (b 1909- ?) who descended from the Earls of Galloway and from King Henry VII.

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Monday, December 04, 2023

Elizabeth Jane Cowen (née Holland) 1967-2023

Elizabeth Jane Cowen (née Holland) died 26 November, 2023, aged 56. She was born in 1967, daughter of William Holland, of Chaceley, Gloucestershire; and married in 1999, Major Stuart Huxley Cowen (born 1960), son of Maj Rosslyn Fairfax Huxley Cowen (1919-2016), and his wife the Hon Shelagh Mary Rank (1923-2007), daughter of the 1st & last Baron Rank (1888-1972); by whom she had issue, a son Henry, and a daughter, Georgina.

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Peter Charles Barclay, The Barclay of Towie Barclay and of that Ilk 1938-2023

 Peter Charles Barclay The Barclay of Towie Barclay and of that Ilk, died 2 November, 2023.

He was recognised by Lord Lyon King of Arms, and matriculated his arms at the Lyons Court on 22 March 1971.

He was born 26 February, 1938, a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Patrick Barclay, The Black Watch (1899-1943), and his wife the former Daphne Dorothy Crisp Binny (1913-1985); Unm.

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Gene Carol de Speville (née Blunt) 1943-2023

Gene Carol de Speville (née Blunt), who died 28 November, 2023, aged 80, was a scion of the Blunt baronets.

She was born 24 April, 1943, daughter of Capt Grant Anthony Clavell Blunt, RM (1920-2005), of Warwick Dr, London, and his wife the former June Dorothy Liddle (who died 15 Nov, 2019); and married 1967, Bertrand Edouard Doger de Speville (1941-2020).

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Sunday, December 03, 2023

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead 1944-2023

 The Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, the former minister, MEP and wife of ex-Labour leader Lord Kinnock, died 3 December, 2023, aged 79.

The former Glenys Elizabeth Parry (born 7 July, 1944), was a politician and teacher who served as Minister of State for Europe from June to October 2009 and Minister of State for Africa and the United Nations from 2009 to 2010. A member of the Labour Party, she was previously a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Wales, formerly South Wales East, from 1994 to 2009. She was also a businesswoman and a founder of multiple organizations, including One World Action (formerly The Bernt Carlsson Trust) in 1988 and Edwin Symonowicz Enterprises along with Polish singer and businessman Edwin Symonowicz in 2012.

 In June 2009 she was raised to the peerage for life and her title was gazetted in the name, style and title of Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, of Holyhead in the County of Ynys Môn. 

Gelnys Parry married 25 March, 1967, Neil Gordon Kinnock (born 28 March, 1942). Her husband was Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party from 1983 to 1992. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1970 to 1995, first for Bedwellty and then for Islwyn. He was Vice-President of the European Commission from 1999 to 2004. Kinnock was considered to be on the soft left of the Labour Party. Her husband was raised to the peerage for life in January, 2005, as Baron Kinnock, of Bedwellty in the County of Gwent.

Baroness Kinnock leaves issue, a son, Stephen Nathan Kinnock (born 1 Jan, 1970), Labour MP for Aberavon since 2015, and a daughter, Rachel.

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Saturday, December 02, 2023

Cooke-Hurle/Boscawen engagement

 The engagement was announced 2 December, 2023, between John Richard Feilding (Jack) Cooke-Hurle (born 1980), scion of that landed gentry family, son of John Feilding (Johnny) Cooke-Hurle (born 1948), and his wife the former Marion Wynifred (Moppet) Hobson (born 1947), and the Hon Laura Frances Boscawen (born 21 November, 1982), daughter of the 10th Viscount Falmouth (born 13 May, 1955), and his former wife the former Lucia Caroline Vivian-Neal (now Mrs David Borradaile).

It is Jack Cooke-Hurle's second marriage. He married firstly, Camilla Louise Jackson (born 1978), and has issue, a son, Rocco Feilding Cooke-Hurle (who was born 1 November, 2014). Jack and Laura have a son, Digby (born 14 Nov, 2020).

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Cotton/Saenz Chavez engagement

 The engagement was announced 2 December, 2023, between Anthony Vere Cotton (born 1988), scion of the Cotton baronets (now Viscounts Combermere), younger son of Richard Robert Cotton (born 10 January, 1956), of Bramdean, Hampshire, and his wife the former Corin Wevers, & Karla Saenz Chavez, daughter of Carlos Saenz and Leyla Chavez, of Quito, Equador.

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Hugo Duncan Spry Grant-Dalton (born 2023)

 Rosanna Sarah Grant-Dalton (born 1990, nee Coats), wife of Samuel Duncan Spry Grant-Dalton [born 1985], scion of that landed gentry family, of Brodsworth Hall, gave birth to a son, Hugo Duncan Spry, 10 November, 2023.

Rosanna Grant-Dalton is a kinswoman of the Barons Glentanar, daughter of Nicholas James [Nico] Coats [born 19 Apr, 1952], of Fulham, and his wife the former Belinda S. McKechnie [born 1957].

Samuel Grant-Dalton is a son of Kevin Duncan Spry Grant-Dalton [born 23 December, 1952], of Fulham, and his wife the former Amanda Charlton de Smitt [born 1955].

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John Denzil Strangways Morrison (born 2023)

 Lucy Georgina Morrison [nee Kennard, born 1987], wife of Simon George Strangways Morrison [born 9 August, 1984], gave birth to a son, John Denzil Strangways, 2 November, 2023, a brother for Reuben Vivian Strangways, who was born 30 December, 2021.

Simon Morrison is the son of Mr Guy Martin James Morrison (born 1957), of Evancoyd Court, Powys, by his former wife the former Hon Charlotte Anne Monckton-Arundell [now the Hon Charlotte Townshend, of Melbury House, Dorset, born 16 April, 1955].

Lucy Morrison is a daughter of Mr Vivian Adam Mytton Kennard [born 1958], of Chilfrome House, Dorset, and his wife the former Georgina Eleanor M. Ames [born 1961].

Simon Morrison is the heir to the Melbury estate inherited by his mother in 1989. His mother, who married secondly, in 1995, James Reginald Townshend, is a daughter of the 9th Viscount Galway [1929-1971], by his heiress wife the former Lady Theresa Jane Fox-Strangways [1932-1989], who was the only surviving child of the 7th Earl of Ilchester [1905-1964], of Melbury House.

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Nicolette Helene Radcliffe (née Randag) 1937-2023

Nicolette Helene Radcliffe (née Randag), died 17 November, 2023. 

She was born in 1937, a daughter of Eugene Adrianus Wilhelmus Maria Randag (1903-1985), of Butler’s Cross, Buckinghamshire, and his wife the former Beatrice Aleander (1911-1988); and married 17 August, 1968 (div 1972), Francis Charles Joseph Radcliffe (1939-2023), scion of the Radcliffe baronets, of Rudding Park, Harrogate, son of Charles Joseph Basil Radcliffe (1900-1983), and his wife the former Kathleen Norah Anne Percy (1915-1994), by whom she had issue, a son, Edward (born 1969), and two daughters, Colette (born 1971), and Alexandra (born 1972).

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Delphine Maeve Felicity Wild (born 2023)

The Hon Emelia Rose Wild (née Hamilton-Russell, born 25 January, 1994), wife of Frederick Wild, and scion of the Viscounts Boyne, gave birth to a daughter Delphine Maeve Felicity, 31 October, 2023, a sister for Clara Eleanor G. Wild, who was born in 2021.

Emelia is the eldest child of the 11th Viscount Boyne (born 27 Apr, 1965), and his wife the former Lucy Potter.

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Alistair John Cecil Colvin 1936-2023

 Alistair John Cecil Colvin, who died 22 November, 2023, aged 87, was a scion of that landed gentry family; born 16 November, 1936, second son of Capt Ivan Beale Colvin, RN (1891-1962), of Kilmeston, Hampshire, and his wife the former Joyce Frances Arbuthnot, OBE (1902-1983), scion of the Arbuthnot baronets; & married in 1972, Catherine Anne Hughes (born 1946), daughter of Geoffrey Hughes, of Iverna Court, London W8, by whom he had a son, William John Beale Colvin (born 1974), and a daughter, Emily Frances (born 1977).

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Elizabeth Angela Dodge (nee Incledon-Webber) 1934-2023

 Elizabeth Angela Dodge (nee Incledon-Webber), who died 21 November, 2023, aged 89, was a scion of the Incledon-Webber landed gentry family; born 11 September, 1934, second daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Sturdy Incledon-Webber, TD, OStJ (1904-1986), and his wife the former Angela Florence Lacy (1905-1991), scion of the Lacy baronets; and married 12 December, 1956, Capt David John Bigelow Dodge (1930-2014), son of Colonel John Bigelow Dodge, DSO, DSC, MC (1894-1960), and his wife the former Minerva Arrington(1902-1986); by whom she had issue, two sons, John (b 21 Sept, 1957), and Julian (b 30 Apr, 1964), and three daughters, Caroline (b 21 Feb 1959), Frances (b 21 Nov 1961), and Celia (b 8 Mar 1967).

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Henderson/Hamilton-Briscoe engagement

The engagement was announced 2 December, 2023, between George Alexander Henderson (born 18 May, 1992), scion of the Barons Faringdon, elder son of the Hon James Harold Henderson (born 14 July, 1961), of Buscot Park, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, and his wife the former Lucinda Maria Hanson (born 1962), & Georgina Rose Henderson-Briscoe (born 1993), daughter of Anthony E.W. Hamilton-Briscoe (born 1960), of Belaugh, Norfolk, and his wife the former Jacqueline Fiona Duke (born 1961).

George Henderson is the elder son of the eldest son of the 3rd Baron Faringdon (born 3 July, 1937).

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Diana Susan Watt (née Villiers) 1935-2023

Diana Susan Watt (née Villiers), who died 27 October, 2023, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Clarendon.

She was born Diana Susan (Susie) Villiers, 1 March, 1935, daughter of Capt Robert Alexander Villiers, CBE, RN (1908-1990), and his first wife the former Leila Alexandra Findlater (1907-1938), scion of that Irish landed gentry family; and married 1963, Ian Buchanan Watt, CMG (1916-1988), son of John Watt and his wife the former Margaret Gibson, by whom she had issue, two sons, James and Robin, and a daughter, Harriet.

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Friday, December 01, 2023

Bruce/Goshawk engagement

 The engagement was announced 1 December, 2023, between Todd Heron Bruce (born 12 June, 1996),scion of the Earls of Elgin and Kincardine, third son of Peveril John Bruce of Salloch (born 6 Oct, 1953), of Ovington, Hampshire, and his wife the former Rosamond Cornelia McLay (Minna) Mills (born 21 Sept, 1957), & Sophie Claire Goshawk (born 1993), daughter of Peter Richard Goshawk (born 1959), of Horning, Norfolk, and his wife the former Amanda Clatworthy.

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Viscount Chewton weds

 The marriage took place in 2023, between Edward Robert Waldegrave, styled Viscount Chewton (born 10 Oct, 1986), son and heir of the 13th Earl Waldegrave (born 8 Dec, 1940), and his former wife the former Mary Alison Anthea Furness, & Daniela-Pesi Tabor Bensadon.

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Lady Scott-Hopkins, CBE 1924-2023

Lady Scott-Hopkins, CBE, who died 25 November, 2023, aged 99, was the widow of Sir James Scott-Hopkins, Conservative MP for North Cornwall and later for West Derbyshire.

Geraldine Elizabeth Mary Hargreaves was born 14 June, 1924, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel John Carne Hargreaves (1900-1990), scion of that landed family, and his first wife the Hon Angela Goschen (1897-1992), scion of the Viscounts Goschen; & married in 1946, James Sidney Rawdon Scott-Hopkins (1921-1995), Conservative MP for North Cornwall 1959-66, and for West Derbyshire 1967-79, who was knighted in 1981, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Rawdon Scott-Hopkins, DSO, MC (1882-1974), and his wife the former Millicent Barry Turner (died 1931), by whom she had issue, three sons, and one daughter.

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