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Monday, December 21, 2009

Oskar Horatio St John Parker

Louise St John Parker (nee Baroness Louise von Blixen-Finecke), wife of Sebastian St John Parker, gave birth to a son, Oskar Horatio,, 8 Dec 2009, in Sweden, a brother for Fredrik Leopold. Sebastian is the elder son of Mr & Mrs Michael St John Parker, of Bampton, Oxfordshire, & Louise is a daughter of Baron Gustaf von Blixen-Finecke, of Stockholm, Sweden, & Mrs Eilert Gabrielson, of Flen, Sweden.

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Sophie Rosanna Lort-Phillips

Hannah R. Lort-Phillips (nee Bulmer), wife of Captain Harry P.F. Lort-Phillips, 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's), scion of the Lort-Phillips family of Lawrenny, gave birth to a daughter, Sophie Rosanna, 15 December, 2009. Harry is descended from the Barons Grenfell, & is son of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs Patrick Lort-Phillips, of Palm House, Market Lavington, Wiltshire. Hannah is a daughter of Mr and Mrs David Bulmer, of Brilley Court, Herefordshire.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Daughter for Lord and Lady Gretton

_.The Baroness Gretton (née Sarah Attard), wife of the Baron Gretton, gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Eloise Victoria Anne, 9 Dec, 2009, a sister for John Ffrederick Bruce (Johnny).

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Viscount Hereford engaged to Louisa Knight

_. The engagement was announced 17 Dec 2009 between (Charles) Robert de Bohun (Robin) Devereux, 19th Viscount Hereford (b 11 Aug 1975) (Premier Viscount in the Peerage of England cr 1550), eldest son of the late 18th Viscount Hereford (d 25 Feb 2004) and of Susan, Viscountess Hereford, of Ascott, Warwickshire, and Louisa J. Knight, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs William Knight, of Holland Park, London.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Charlotte Rose Steuart Fothringham

_. Elizabeth A. Steuart Fothringham (née Waller), wife of Lionel S. Steuart Fothringham, scion of that LG family, gave birth to a daughter, Charlotte Rose, 6 December, 2009. Lionel is the younger son of Robert Steuart Fothringham of Pourie, of that LG family of Grantully, Perthshire, and Elizabeth is a daughter of Mr and
Mrs David Waller, of Badingham, Suffolk.

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Viscount Glenapp, heir to the Earl of Inchcape, to wed Rebecca Jackson

_.The engagement was announced 16 December, 2009, between Fergus James Keith Mackay, styled Viscount Glenapp (b 9 Jul 1979) son and heir of the 4th Earl of Inchcape (b 1943), and Countess of Inchcape, of Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire, and Rebecca M. Jackson, daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Jackson, of Cottisford, Northamptonshire.

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Lord Andrew Hay weds Claire Rutland

_, The marriage took place at Salisbury 8 December 2009, between Lord
Andrew Arthur George Hay (b 1959), scion of the Marquesses of
Tweeddale, yr son of the 12th Marquess (1921-79), & half-brother of
the 13th & 14th Marquesses, and Mrs S.C. (Claire) Rutland. A service
of blessing was held 11 Dec 2009 at Ulva Church, Isle of Mull,
Argyllshire.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Death of Rear-Admiral Sam Salt, who commanded HMS Sheffield in the Falklands War

_.Rear-Admiral James Frederick Thomas George (Sam) Salt, CB, scion of
the Salt Baronets (cr UK 1899, of Standon) who died 3 December 2009,
aged 69, commanded HMS Sheffield - the first British warship to be
sunk by enemy action after the Second World War

James Frederick Thomas George Salt, always known as Sam, was born 19
April 1940, six months before his father Lt-Cdr George Stevenson Salt
(b 1908), was lost in the submarine Triad which sailed from Malta for
war patrol in the Gulf of Taranto and was never heard from again.
Sam's mother was the former Lilian Bridget Francis.
Rear-Adml Salt married in1975, Penelope Walker, daughter of Anthony
Walker. She survives him with their three sons; another son
predeceased him. Sam's sister is Lady Spencer-Nairn, wife of the 3rd
Baronet, &c.


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Death of Rear-Admiral Sam Salt, who commanded HMS Sheffield in the Falklands War

_.Rear-Admiral James Frederick Thomas George (Sam) Salt, CB, scion of
the Salt Baronets (cr UK 1899, of Standon) who died 3 December 2009,
aged 69, commanded HMS Sheffield - the first British warship to be
sunk by enemy action after the Second World War

James Frederick Thomas George Salt, always known as Sam, was born 19
April 1940, six months before his father Lt-Cdr George Stevenson Salt
(b 1908), was lost in the submarine Triad which sailed from Malta for
war patrol in the Gulf of Taranto and was never heard from again.
Sam's mother was the former Lilian Bridget Francis.
Rear-Adml Salt married in1975, Penelope Walker, daughter of Anthony
Walker. She survives him with their three sons; another son
predeceased him. Sam's sister is Lady Spencer-Nairn, wife of the 3rd
Baronet, &c.


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Death of the Hon Alasdair Morrison, yr son of the 1st Viscount Dunrossil

_.The Hon. Alasdair Andrew Orr Morrison, scion of the Viscounts Dunrossil, died 5 December 2009, aged 80.
He was b 1929, a yr son of the 1st Viscount Dunrtossil, GCMG, MC, PC, QC (1893-1961), by his wife the former (Catherine) Allison Swan, CStJ (d 1983); educ at Fettes; High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, 1983; married 1958, Frances Mary, dau of Wilfrid Rippon Snow, of Adelaide, South Australia, and had issue, a son (i) William, b 1960,and 2 daughters, (i) Alexandra (Lexi), b 1962, and Joanna Allison (Phreddie) b 1964; he also leaves grandchildren, Ruairidh, Fergus and Arabella. Memorial Service will be held at the Church of St. Giles, Maisemore, Gloucestershire on Friday, 8th January, 2010.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Rollo Wigan to wed Kathryn Allsopp

_. The engagement was announced 11 December, 2009 between Rollo Wigan, youngest son of Mr Michael Wigan, of Chelsea, London, SW3, and Mrs John Loudon, of Pusey, Oxfordshire, and Kathryn Allsopp, scion of the Barons Hindlip, eldest daughter of the Hon John and Mrs Allsopp, of Wadwick, Hampshire.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Lady Cornwallis, wife of the 3rd Baron, has died

_.The Lady Cornwallis, wife of the 3rd Baron, died 4 December, 2009. As Mrs Stephanie Coleman, widow of Anthony Coleman, she married Lord Cornwallis, OBE, DL (b 29 Jun 1921), as his 2nd wife, 6 Apr 2002. She is survived by her husband and by her children from her 1st marriage, Lisa, Marianna, Katharine and Antonia. The funeral takes place at St Mary's, Goudhurst, 14 Dec.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Death of Mary-Grace, Lady Hutchison, widow of Sir Peter, 2nd Bt

_.Mary-Grace, Lady Hutchison (née Seymour), who died 5 December, 2009,
aged 85, was the widow of Sir Peter Hutchison, 2nd Baronet, and was a
scion of the Culme-Seymour Baronets. She was b 6 Feb 1924, dau of the
Very Rev Algernon Giles Seymour, by his wife the former Ida Grace
Hammick, and married Sir Peter, 16 Jul 1949. He died 16 Jan 1998.
Private funeral. Thanksgiving Service Saturday 6th February 2010, at
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge.

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Maud von Hofmannsthal, granddaughter for the Earl of Snowdon

_.The Lady Frances von Hofmannsthal (née Armstrong-Jones) b 1979, wife of Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal, gave birth to a daughter, Maud Dolores Diamond, 1 December, 2009, a sister for Rex Antony Octavian, who was b 2 May, 2008. Rodolphe is a son of Mr Octavian Charles Hugo von Hofmannsthal (b. 1946), and Mrs von Hofmannsthal, and Lady Frances is the only child of the 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO (b. 1930), by his 2nd wife, the former Lucy Mary Davies.

Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal is a great-grandson of the 6th Marquess of Anglesey. Rodople's father is a son of Raimund von Hofmannsthal (d. 1974), who married (as his second wife) in 1939, the Lady Elisabeth Hester Mary Paget (b. 1916), daughter of the 6th Marquess of Anglesey (1885-1947)


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Monday, December 07, 2009

Hal Burnett Armstrong, grandson of the 5th Earl of Stradbroke, to wed Julia Swords

_.The engagement was announced 7 Dec 2009 between Hal F.A.R. Burnett Armstrong, elder son of the late John Francis Burnett Armstrong, by his wife the former Lady (Christine) Caroline Catherine Rous (b. 1946), now Lady Caroline Cox-Johnson, daughter of the 5th Earl of Stradbroke, & Julia Swords, only daughter of Mrs Julie Swords, of Kentucky, and Mr John J. Swords, of USA.

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Natalie Hicks-Löbbecke wife of Ed Milbank gives birth to son, Harry

Natalie A. Milbank (Hicks-Löbbecke), wife of Edward Mark Somerset Milbank (b 9 Apr 1973), gave birth to a son, Harry Frederick Somerset, 29 November, 2009.

Edward is the son & heir of Sir Anthony Frederick Milbank, 5th Baronet, of Barningham Park, Richmond, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Belinda Beatrice Gore, scion of the Gore Baronets, & Natalie is the younger daughter of Major and Mrs Martin Hicks- Löbbecke, of Warminster, Wiltshire.

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Friday, December 04, 2009

Samuel Smith-Bosanquet to marry Rothschild descendant,Lara Agius

_.The engagement was announced 3 Dec 2009 between Samuel George D.C. Smith-Bosanquet (b 1980), scion of that LG family, younger son of George Andrew James Smith-Bosanquet (b 3 Oct 1934), head of the LG family of Smith-Bosanquet, of Broxbornbury, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, by his (2nd?) wife the former Wendy N. Clark, & Lara Sophie Elizabeth Agius (b 1980), descended from the Barons Rothscild (Cr UK 1885), younger daughter of Marcus Ambrose Paul Agius, of London and Exbury, by his wife the former Katherine Juliet de Rothschild (b 1949), dau of Edmund Leopold de Rothschild (b 1916), a grandson of Leopold de Rothschild, CVO, whose brother was cr a Baronet in 1847.

My ancient BLG shows George Smith-Bosanquet's marriage, 26 Jul 1958, to Angela Margery, only child of late J.E.H. Moore. Daughter, Emma Louise, was b 25 Mar 1961. Records show that Mr Smith-Bosanquet wed Wendy Clark at Chelsea, in the Spring of 1971. A son, Jacob George S. Smith-Bosanquet, was b at Bury St Edmunds in 1979.

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Death at 101 of Lady Hilaria Gibbs, sometime chatelaine of Cotehele

_.The Lady Hilaria Agnes Gibbs, who died 19 November, 2009, aged 101, was a scion of the Earls of Mount Edgecumbe, dau of the 6th Earl (1873-1965), by his wife, the former Lilian Agnes Arkwright (d 1964).

She was b 16 January, 1908; married 1933, Lt.Col. Denis Lucius Alban Gibbs, DSO* (1905-1984), scion of the Barons Aldenham, son of the Rev. Reginald Gibbs (1867-1940), by his wife the former Lucia McCausland. She is survived by 3 daughters (a daughter predeceased her).

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Lord Hawke, 11th Baron, dies aged 59

_.The Lord Hawke, 11th Baron, died 2 December, 2009, after a short
illness. He was 59.

Edward George Hawke was b 25 Jan 1950, son of the 10th Baron Hawke
(1904-92), by his 2nd wife the former Georgette Mary Davidson;
succeeded to the peerage (Cr GB, 1776) on his father's demise, 19 Aug
1992. Married 4 Sep 1993, Bronwen Mae James, dau. of William T James,
and is survived by her and by a son, and heir, the Hon William Martin
Theodore Hawke (b. 23 Jun 1995), and a daughter, the Hon Alice Julia
Hawke (b. 8 Feb 1999).


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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Noël Margaret Jephson Purdon Coote 1908-2009

_.Noël Margaret Jephson Purdon Coote, who has died, in her 101st year,
was a scion of the Stracey Baronets (cr UK 1818), & was wife of the
late Charles Purdon Coote (1875-1954), of Mallow, Co Cork, scion of
the Coote Baronets (cr Ireland 1621), devoted mother, grandmother,
great grandmother. She was b 1908, dau of Lt-Col Ernest Henry Denne
Stracey (1871-1948), by his wife the former Faith Dorothy Beatrice
Mounteney Popham (d 1965); & married Mr Purdon Coote in 1933. She
leaves issue, inc dau, Nicola Harriette, wife since 1959 of the 22nd
Baron Clinton. The Funeral Service at Chelsea Old Church, London on
Wednesday 2nd December. Service and burial will follow in Ireland on
Friday 4th December at St James' Church, Mallow, Co Cork.

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Death of Lady Trevelyan, widow of Lord Trevelyan, KG

_The Baroness Trevelyan, who died 24 November, 2009, aged 96, was the widow of the Baron Trevelyan, KG, GCMG, CIE, OBE (1905-85). She was b circa 1913 as Violet Margaret (Peggie) Bartholemew, only dau of General Sir William Henry Bartholemew, GCB, CMG, DSO (1877-1962) by his wife the former Violet Alice Penton; and married the then Humphrey Trevelyan, scion of the Trevelyan Baronets (cr 1662), in 1937. Her husband, created a life peer in 1968 and a Knight of the Garter in 1974, died in 1985. She leaves a dau, the Hon Catherine Mary (Kate), and grandchildren, Allan Busse, Jan Busse, and Nicola Busse.
Funeral 14 December 2009, at Christ Church, Victoria Road, W8.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Maximilian Lancelot Hubert March Phillipps de Lisle

_.Caroline L.G. March Phillipps de Lisle (née Budge), wife of Thomas R.H. March Phillipps de Lisle, scion of that LG family, gave birth to a son, Maximilian Lancelot Hubert, 8 November, 2009.

Thomas is a son of Lieut-Col and Mrs Hubert March Phillipps de Lisle, of La Roche Posay, France, & Caroline is the eld dau of Maj and Mrs David Budge, of Hindon, Wilts.


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Clementine Macmillan-Scott, scion of the Nicolson of Sissinghurst family, is engaged to David O'Rorke

_- The engagement was announced 1st December, 2009, between David O'Rorke, younger son of Mr and Mrs Tim O'Rorke, of Privett, Hampshire, and Clementine Macmillan-Scott (b 1981), eldest daughter of Mr James Macmillan-Scott, of Gormellon, Spain, by his former wife the Hon Juliet Nicolson (b 9 Jun 1954), now of Alfriston, East Sussex, scion of the Barons Carnock, dau of the late Nigel Nicolson (1917-2004), by
his wife the former Philippa Tennyson-D'Eyncourt, scion of that Baronetcy family.

The bride-to-be is a niece of Lord Carnock.


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Kim Smith-Bingham engaged to Charlotte Reather

_. The engagement was announced 1st Dec 2009 between Kim W. Smith-Bingham (b 1957), scion of that LG family, son of Mrs Gillian Devas (nee Hewett), of Hunton, Kent, and of the late Charles Smith-Bingham, and Charlotte Victoria Reather (b 1979), daughter of Ralph and Alexandra Reather, of Cott Abbey, Gloucestershire.

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Death of Katherine Percy, 54, scion of the Dukes of Northumberland

Katherine Susan Percy, who died in Los Angeles, California, 27 Nov, 2009, aged 54, was a scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, b at Johannesburg, 18 Nov 1955, elder daughter of Gerald Percy (1928-2005), by his wife the former Jennifer Home-Rigg (later wife of the 6th Marquess of Bute 1933-93). Katherine married 22 Jan 1982 (div 1986), financier John Bentley, son of John Ransome Bentley.

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Death of Rhona Macdonald of Rammerscales

_. Rhona Mary Adair Bell Macdonald of Rammerscales, who died 28 Nov 2009, at Lochmaben Hospital, was mother of the clan chieftain The Macdonald of Rammersacles, widow of Alan Bell Macdonald of Rammersacles.

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Death of Lady Maureen Fellowes, daughter of the 4th Earl of Gainsborough

_. The Lady Maureen Josephine Thérèse Fellowes (née Noel), who died 25 Nov, 2009, at the age of 92, was a scion of the Earls of Gainsborough; b Lady Maureen Noel, 7 March 1917, dau of the 4th Earl of Gainsborough, by his wife the former Alice Mary Eyre; she married (i) 19 Feb 1944, 15th Baron Dormer (1903-75), by whom she had 2 daughters, the Hon Jane and the Hon Catherine Dormer; married (ii) 22 Jul 1982,
Peregrine Edward Launcelot Fellowes, who died 15 Feb 1999; she is surv by her daughters and grandchildren, Emma, James and Raphael, & great- grandchildren Charlie, Elisa, Lara and Arthur. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday 7th December at St Catharine's Church, Chipping Campden, Glos.

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Hector Granville Lindsay

_.The Lady Amy Jane Lindsay (nee Gordon, b 1975), scion of the Marquesses of Huntly, and wife of Andrew J.R. Lindsay, gave birth to a son, Hector Granville, 17 November, 2009.

Andrew Lindsay is the son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs Stephen Lindsay, & Lady Amy is the elder daughter of the 13th Marquis of Huntly (b. 1944), of Aboyne Castle, Aberdeenshire, by his 1st wife, Jane Elizabeth Angela Gibb (descended from the Viscounts Cowdray).


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Friday, November 27, 2009

Agatha Frances Roche: birth of daughter to a cousin of Diana, Princess of Wales

_.Pippa K.V. Roche (née Long), wife of the Hon. (Edmund) Hugh Burke Roche (b. 1972), brother & heir presumptive of the 6th Baron Fermoy (and a first cousin of Diana Princess of Wales), gave birth to a daughter, Agatha Frances, 15 October, 2009, a sister for Rosie, who was b 21 Jun 2005, and for Archie, who was b 5 Oct 2007.

Pippa (aka Philippa/Phillipa) is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Derek Long, of Goldsborough, North Yorkshire.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Death of Lord De Freyne, 7th Baron, aged 82

_. Francis Arthur John [French], 7th Baron De Freyne, died at his
home, 24 November 2009, aged 82. He was b 3 Sept 1927, son of the 6th
Baron (1884-1935), by his wife the former Lina Victoria Arnott (d. 25
Oct 1974), 3rd dau. of Sir John Alexander Arnott, 2nd Bt., by his wife
Caroline Sydney Williams DBE, 1st dau. of Sir Frederick Martin
Williams, 2nd Bt, of Tregullow, co. Cornwall; succeeded to the peerage
(cr UK 1851) on the demise of his father, 24 Dec 1935. Married (1)30
Jan 1954 (div. 1978) Shirley Ann Bradbury Pobjoy, only child of of
Douglas Rudolph Pobjoy, of Box Farm House, Woodmancote, co.
Gloucester; mar. (2)18 Jul 1978 Sheelin Deirdre Stevenson (widow of
William Walker Stevenson), yst. dau. of Lt Col Henry Kane O'Kelly DSO,
of Co. Wicklow.
He is succeeded by his 1st son of the 1st marriage, Hon (Fulke)
Charles Arthur John French (b 21 April 1957).

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Archie Roderick James Riddell

_.Cecilia Frances Stephanie (Lily) Riddell (née Napier, b 1976), scion of the Lords Napier & Ettrick, wife of A.J.M. (Jamie) Riddell, gave birth to a son, Archie Roderick James, 12 Nov, 2009. Jamie is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Alastair Riddell, of Glen Lyon, Perthshire, and Cecilia is the youngest daughter of the Hon ( Charles) Malcolm Napier (b. 1933), of Bardmony, Alyth, Perthshire, by his wife the late Lady Mariota Cecilia Murray, yr daughter of the 7th Earl of Mansfield & Mansfield.

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Lord Brougham's son engaged

_. The engagement was announced 23 Nov 2009, between the Hon Charles William Brougham (b 7 Nov 1971), son of the 5th Baron Brougham and Vaux, CBE (b 2 Aug 1938), of Westminster, London, by his 2nd wife the former Catherine Gulliver (now Mrs Catherine Russell wife of Mr Rupert Edward Odo Russell, of Oare, Wiltshire), and Nicola J Moore, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs David Moore, Mobberley, Cheshire.

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Death of Alice Caroline Peto

_. Alice Caroline (Carrie) Peto (nee Turner), who died at Anwoth, 21 November, 2009, was the wife of William Gurth Peto (b 1949), scion of the Peto Baronets (cr 1855). She was a dau of Dermot Holdsworth Harling Turner and married a yr son of the 3rd Baronet in 1976. She is survived by him and by a son, Roland Harry Morton, b 1982, and a dau, Alice Jane b 1979. Funeral to be held at Girthon Church, Gatehouse,
30th November 2009.

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Death of Richard Howard-Vyse, former High Sheriff of N Yorks

_. Richard Edward Howard-Vyse, who died 15 November, 2009, aged 68,
was a scion of that LG family.

He was b 1941, son of Lt-Gen Sir Edward Dacre Howard-Vyse, KBE, MC (d
1992), by his wife the former Mary Bridget Willoughby (b 1910), scion
of the Barons Middleton (cr GB 1711); married 1965, Sally Rosemary
Whalley, dau of Cdr R.R. Whalley, RN, and had issue, Thomas Norcliffe,
b 1971; Mary Elizabeth b 1975, and Alice Joan Lucy, b 1978. Memorial
Service, Wednesday 9th December, 2009, at York Racecourse.


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Death of the Hon Isobel Cooper-Heyman, daughter of Lord Pargiter

_.The Hon Isobel Cooper-Heyman (née Pargiter), who died 15 Nov, 2009,
was a daughter of the Baron Pargiter (Peerage Extinct 1982); b 1931,
married 1964, Ernest Cooper-Heyman, who d 1982.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Son for Viscount & Viscountess Carlow

_. Clare L. Dawson-Damer, styled Viscountess Carlow (née Garside), wife since 2002, of Charles George Yuill Seymour Dawson-Damer, styled Viscount Carlow (b. 1965), son and heir of the 7th Earl of Portarlington, gave birth to a son, Henry (Harry) Dawson-Damer, at Sydney, Australia, 13 November, 2009, a brother for Alice, Georgina
and Emma.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Princess Royal promoted vice-admiral from Dec 1 2009

His Royal Highness the Duke of York, KG, KCVO, ADC, is to be promoted rear-admiral with effect from February 19, 2010.

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, KG, KT, GCVO, QSO, is to be promoted to vice-admiral with effect from December 1, 2009.

Duke of York promoted rear-admiral on his 50th birthday

His Royal Highness the Duke of York, KG, KCVO, ADC, is to be promoted rear-admiral with effect from February 19, 2010.

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, KG, KT, GCVO, QSO, is to be promoted to vice-admiral with effect from December 1, 2009.

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Death of Bettine Viscountess Gort, widow of the 8th Viscount

_.Bettine Viscountess Gort, who died in the Isle of Man, 17 Nov, 2009, at the age of 91, was the widow of the 8th Viscount Gort (1916-95). She was b circa 1918 as Bettine Mary Mackenzie Green, dau of Godfrey Green, of Douglas, and former wife of Arthur Henry Jarrand, and married Colin Leopold Prendergast Vereker in 1946. He succeeded to the peerage (cr Peerage of Ireland 1816) in 1975; she was widowed, 6 Apr 1995; she leaves issue, incd 9th Visc.

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Christopher Michael Edward Talbot

_.Christopher Michael Edward Talbot, who died 16 Nov 2009, aged 81, was a scion of the Earls of Shrewsbury (Earl E, 1442); b 1928, son of Lt-Col Evan Arthur Christopher Talbot, MBE (1903-75), late the Grenadier Guards, by his wife the former Felicite Annette Cynthia Long; married 1962, Suzanne Barbara, dau of Arthur Dulley, and leaves issue. Funeral at St Mary's, Cerne Abbas, 27 November 2009.

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Gladstone/Riddell engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 Nov 2009 between Captain Harry W. Gladstone, The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, scion of the LG family of Gladstone of Capenoch, son of Mr and Mrs Robert Gladstone, of Capenoch, Dumfriesshire, and Katie I.J. Riddell, daughter of Lt Col and Mrs Roderick Riddell, of Crieff, Perthshire.

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Cantwell/Bruce engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 Nov 2009, between Ronan P. Cantwell, son of Mr and Mrs Padraic Cantwell, of Galway, Ireland, and Antonia Katherine Sarah Bruce (b 1979), scion of the Barons Aberdare (cr UK 1873), daughter of the Hon James Henry Morys Bruce (b 1948), of Westbury, Wiltshire, and Mrs Grace Wu Bruce, of Hong Kong.


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Fortescue/Rodgers engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 Nov 2009 between James Adrian Fortescue (b 1978), scion of the Earls Fortescue (cr GB 1789), only son of the Hon Seymour Fortescue (b 1942), of Chelsea, by his 1st wife the former Julia Pilcher (now Mrs Benjimin Bonas, of Morecote, Switzerland), and Olivia R. Rodgers, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Graham Rodgers, of Windsor.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Victoria Frances Olivia Vane-Tempest

_.Alexandra Vane-Tempest (nee Soens), wife of Christopher James Stewart Gt George Vane-Tempest (b 1 Aug 1978), scion of the Marquesses of Londonderry, gave birth to a dau, Victoria Frances Olivia, in Belgium, 12 Nov, 2009.

Christopher is the son of Charles Stewart Martin St George Vane-Tempest, by his wife the former Jillian Barbara von Bulow; & grandson of Charles Stewart M'Donnell Vane-Tempest, by his wife the former Diana Constance Seth-Smith, &c.

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Arthur Chatto serves as Page of Honour to his great-aunt The Queen

A poignant moment at the State Opening of Parliament yesterday was the sight of the Queen's great-nephew Arthur Chatto, clad in scarlet tunic, serving as a Page of Honour.

Dear Princess Margaret would have been delighted. Arthur is the son of Royal favourite Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones and Daniel Chatto.

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Sarah Sienesi appointed Lady-in-Waiting to the Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex has appointed Miss Sarah Sienesi to be a Lady-in-Waiting to Her Royal Highness from Oct 28, 2009.




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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Death of Lady Mairi Bury, daughter of the 7th Marquess of Londonderry

Lady Mairi Bury, nee Vane-Tempest-Stewart, last surviving daughter of the 7th Marquess of Londonderry, KG, MVO, TD, and Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry, died at Mount Stuart, 16 Nov 2009.

Lady Mairi Bury, 87, was married in 1940 to Derek William Charles Keppel, Viscount Bury (1911-1968), eldest son of Walter Keppel, 9th Earl of Albemarle. They were divorced in 1958.


Lady Mairi lived at Mount Stewart, near Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland throughout her life. Mount Stewart is now a property of the National Trust. Her nephew is the 9th and present marquess. Lady Mairi's niece is Lady Annabel Goldsmith.

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Robert Edward John (Robin) Compton (1922-2009)

Robert Edward John (Robin) Compton, DL, sometime squire of Newby Hall, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, died 14 Nov 2009, at the age of 87. He was born 11 Jul 1922, son of Edward Robert Francis Compton (1891-1977), A godson of King Edward VII, of Newby Hall, by his 1st wife the former Sylvia Farquharson (of Invercauld).

His elder brother, Alwyne (b 1 May 1919) succeeded as chief of the clan Farquharson of Invercauld and assumed that surname. Robin Compton was educ at Eton; served as Maj Coldstream Guards; was High Sheriff of North Yorks, 1978; married 5 Jul 1951, Ursula Jane Kenyon-Slaney (b 1920), scion of the Barons Kenyon, former wife of (i) Lt-Col David Lindsay, scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres, and (ii) Sir John William Maxwell (Max) Aitken, 2nd Baronet (the disclaimed 2nd Baron Beaverbrook). He leaves issue, (i) James Alwyn Compton, b 11 May, 1953 (heir to the clan chieftainship of Farquharson of Invercauld), married to Lady Tania Frances Meade, a dau of the Earl of Clanwilliam, & (ii) Richard Clephane Compton, b 18 Apr 1957, who succeeded to the Newby estate, married to Ursula Hohler, of that LG family.


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Viscount Thurso's son and heir engaged

_. The engagement was announced 18 Nov 2009 between the Hon James Alexander Robin Sinclair (b 14 Jan 1984), son and heir of the 3rd Viscount Thurso (b 10 Sept 1953), by his wife the former Marion Ticknor Sage, and Claire R. Schofield, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs John Schofield, of Bromley, Kent.

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Violet Ruth Noel

Zara Noel (b 1978, nee van Cutsem) wife of the Hon Henry (Harry) Noel (b 1 July 1977), scion of the Earls of Gainsborough, gave birth to a daughter, Violet Ruth, 12 Nov 2009, a sister for Edward (Ned) Noel, who was b 30 April, 2007.

Harry is the only son and heir of Viscount Campden (himself the eldest son and heir of the 5th Earl of Gainsborough) by his wife the former Sarah Winnington (scion of the Winnington Baronets)

Zara is a daughter of Geoffrey Neil van Cutsem, scion of that LG family, by his wife the former Sally McCorquodale, of that LG family.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

McCulloch/Kindersley engagement

_. The engagement is announced between Robert McCulloch, son of Mr Terrence McCulloch and Mrs Moira McCulloch, and Vanessa Kindsersley (b 1980), scion of the Barons Kindsersley, elder daughter of Christian Philip Kindersley (b 1950), by his 1st wife Hilary Luise, dau of David Radcliffe Guard, of Ryders Well House, Lewes, Sussex (she is now the Baroness Westbury, wife of the 6th Baron).

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Reynolds/Bence-Jones engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 Nov 2009 between Stefan Reynolds, elder son of Mr and Mrs Simon Reynolds, of London, and Silvia Camilla Coromandel Bence-Jones (b 31 Oct 1980), younger daughter of Mark Adayre Bence-Jones (b 29 May 1930), writer &c, scion of an LG of Ireland family, of Orwell Park, Suffolk, by his wife the former
Gillian Enid Pretyman (b 16 Mar 1934), scion of that LG family, only child of George Marcus Tomline Pretyman (b 23 Apr 1895), head of that LG family, of Orwell Park, by his wife the former Hon Camilla Elizabeth Gurdon (1909-1985), dau of the 2nd Baron Cranworth (1877-1964).

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Brother of Cameron chief weds

_. The marriage took place at Chelsea Register Office, 12 Nov 2009, between John Alastair Nigel Cameron (b 1954), yr son of the late Sir Donald Hamish Cameron of Lochiel, KT, CVO, TD, Chief of the Clan Cameron, and Lady Cameron of Lochiel (nee Margaret Doris Gathorne-Hardy, scion of the Earls of Cranbrook), and Mrs Clare E. Hoare, former wife of Jonathan M.D. Hoare (b 1953), & daughter of Peter Parsons and the late Zoe Parsons.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Walter Henry Patrick de Laszlo

_. Katy A. de Laszlo (nee Guinness), wife of William Patrick de
Laszlo, (b. 1979), gave birth to a son, Walter Henry Patrick, 30 Oct
2009, a brother for Alice. William is the younger son of Mr Damon
Patrick de Laszlo, b. 1942, (descended from the Viscounts Greenwood)
and his wife, the former Hon Sandra Daphne Hacking, (b.1950), of
Newton Valence, Hampshire, and Katy is the younger daughter of Mr and
Mrs Timothy Guinness, of Ellisfield, Hampshire.

William de Laszlo is a maternal grandson of the 2nd Baron Hacking
(1910-71), and a great-grandson of the 1st Viscount Greenwood
(1870-1948).


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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Son for Tory MP for Norfolk South, Richard Bacon

_Victoria Bacon (née Panton) wife of Richard Michael Bacon, Conservative MP for Norfolk South (b 3 Dec 1962), gave birth to a son, Ranulph Stephen Talbot, 29 Oct 2009, a brother for Rollo.

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Fergus Timothy Seymour Dawson-Damer

_. Alexandra Louise Dawson-Damer (née Noad) wife since 2003 of the Hon. Henry Lionel Seymour Dawson-Damer, [b. 1971], youngest son of the 7th Earl of Portarlington, & the Countess of Portarlington, of Gledswood, Roxburghshire, and Sydney, Australia, gave birth to a son, Fergus Timothy Seymour, 5 Nov 2009, at Sydney, Australia, a brother for Jasper George Seymour, b at Sydney, 15 December, 2005, and for
Grace Francesca Seymour, b Sydney, 28 Nov 2007. Alexandra Dawson-Damer is the only daughter of Mr Timothy Noad, of Nairobi, Kenya, and Mrs Peter de Rougemont, of Alderney, Channel Islands.

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Savannah Aurora Melrose-Cantouris

_.Charlotte Amaryllis Melrose-Cantouris (née FitzGeorge-Balfour, b 29
Sept 1981), wife of Andrew Cantouris (or Melrose-Cantouris), gave
birth to a daughter, Savannah Aurora, 9 Oct, 2009.

Andrew is a son of Mr & Mrs John Cantouris, of Sherston, Wilts, &
Charlotte, a descendant of the Royal Family
of the United Kingdom of Gt Britain & Ireland, is a daughter of Robin
Victor Fitzgeorge-Balfour (b London 5 June 1951), by his wife the
former Patricia Rountree (b 27 Mar 1952).


The infant is a gt-granddaughter paternally of Sir Robert Fitzgeorge-
Balfour (1913-94), and a great-great-granddaughter of Mabel Iris
Fitzgeorge (1886-1976), and a gt-gt-gt-granddaughter of George William
Adolphus Fitzgeorge (1843-1907), who was a natura son of HRH Prince
George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), by Sarah Louise Fairbrother,
known as Mrs Fitzgeorge (1816-90)


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Baronet's heir and daughter murdered in Australia

Nicholas Anthony Ronald Waterlow, heir pres to the Waterlow Baronetcy (cr 1873), was murdered, at Randwick, Australia, together with his daughter, Chloe Diana, 9 Nov 2009. The murder suspect is Mr Waterlow's elder son, Antony Waterlow, b 1967, who now becomes heir pres to Sir Christopher Rupert Waterlow, 5th Baronet (b 12 Aug 1959). Nick Waterlow was b 30 Aug 1941 and educated at Harrow; son of Anthony Edgar
Russell Waterlow (1914-46), by his wife the former Barbara Winifred
Davy. He married 1965, Rosemary,dau of W.J O'Brien, of Sydney, and had
issue:-
(i) Antony William Nicholas, b 1967
(ii) Luke Frederick Ronald, b 1969
(i) Chloe Chloe Diana, b 1972, married Ben Heuston, and d with her
father, 9 Nov 2009

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Friday, November 13, 2009

George William Amherst Cecil

_.Clare D Cecil (née Stephens), wife of Henry Edward Amherst Cecil (b.1976), scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney, gave birth to a son, George William Amherst, 7 Nov, 2009, a brother for Eleanor Rose Amherst, who was b 21 January, 2008.

Henry is the son of the Hon. Anthony Henry Amherst Cecil (b. 1947), of Compton Abbas, Dorset, by his second wife, the former Jane Elizabeth Holbrook, & Clare is the younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Stephens, of Montford Bridge,
Shropshire. Henry Cecil is a grandson of the 3rd Baron Amherst
of Hackney.


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Granddaughter for Marquess of Reading

_.The Lady Sybilla Alice Hart (née Rufus Isaacs, b. 1980), wife of Charles B.B. Hart, gave birth to a dau, Beatrice Rose, 5 Nov, 2009, a sister for Isaac David Boy Hart, who was b 15 December, 2006. Charles Hart is the youngest son of Mr David Hart, of Shimpling, Suffolk, and Mrs Christina Hart, of Glemsford, Suffolk, and Lady Sybilla is the elder daughter of the 4th Marquess of Reading & the Marchioness of
Reading, of Bisley, Gloucestershire.

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Death of Lady Touche, wife of the 2nd Baronet

Lady Touche, who died suddenly from heart failure, 8 Nov, 2009, at Calgary, Canada, was the wife of Sir Rodney Gordon Touche, 2nd Baronet (b 5 Dec 1928). She was the former Quida Ann MacLellan, dau of Frederick Gerald MacLellan, of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and married in 1955. The baronetcy was cr in 1962 for her father-in-law, Sir Gordon, MP< who was Chairman of Ways & Means, House of Commons,
1960-62. She leaves issue.

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Death of Rear-Admiral Jonathan Burch

_.Rear Admiral Jonathan Alexander Burch, CBE (1991), DG Aircraft (Navy) 1998-2000, Chief Naval Engr Officer, 1999, Chief Exec,Royal Academy of Engineering 2000-03, died 4 Nov, 2009. He was b 18 Jun 1949, son of Lt-Cdr Walter H. Burch, and married 1976, Ursula Georgette Victoria Maria Villiers (b 1943), scion of the Earls of
Clarendon, widow of Lt John Philip Bear, RN, who d 1967, and dau of George Pelham Villiers (1909-89), by his 1st wife. He leaves no issue, by survived by stepson, Alexander George Philip Villiers Bear, b 1966.

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Second son for the Earl and Countess of Clarendon

_.The Countess of Clarendon (née Bryonie Leask), wife of the 8th Earl
of Clarendon (b 12 Feb 1976), gave birth to a second son, the Hon
Frederick Henry Alexander Villiers, 29 Oct 2009, a brother for Edward
George James, Lord Hyde, who was b 17 Apr 2008.

Lord Clarendon, who recently succeeded his father, married Bryonie V L
Leask, dau. of Maj General Anthony de Camborne Lowther Leask CB CBE,
of Stibb Green, Burbage, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Heather Catherine
Moir), only son of Lieut General Sir Henry Lowther Ewart Clark Leask
KCB OBE DSO, of 9 Glenalmond House, Manor Fields, London SW15,
Governor of Edinburgh Castle 1969-72, by his wife Zoe de Camborne
Paynter, dau. of Col William Patterson Paynter DSO. Villiers (b. 17
Apr 2008).


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Death of John Valentine Willis Fleming

_. John Valentine 'Roo' Willis Fleming, who died 3 Nov, 2009, aged 84,
was a scion of the Willis Fleming LG family, of Stoneham; b 26 May
1925, second son of Brig John Browne Phillimore Willis Fleming, CBE (b
2 Jun 1895), of Pyle Manor, Chale, Isle of Wight (head of the family),
by his wife the former Eirenne Charrington, scion of that LG family of
Bures Manor; educ----->RN College Dartmouth; married (i) 8 Jun 1955,
Angela Jean St John, dau of Brig Brian Wolseley Webb-Carter, DSO*,
OBE, by his wife Rosemary (nee Hood), & sister of Maj-Gen Sir Evelyn
John Webb-Carter, KCVO (b 30 Jan 1946); married (ii ??)
Josephine____; survived by wife and issue, (i) Thomas b 28 Dec 1958,
(i) Sarah Anne b 10 Apr 1956, Harry b____, and Emily b______. Funeral
on Friday 13th November 2009 at St Goran Church, Gorran.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Birth of son and heir to Lord & Lady Hamilton of Dalzell

_. The Baroness Hamilton of Dalzell (née Harriet Roskill) wife since
1997 of the 5th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (b. 8 Oct, 1968), gave birth
to a son and heir, the Hon Francis Alexander James Goulburn Hamilton,
20 October, 2009, a brother to twins Sybilla Ismene, and Octavia
Elisabeth b 16 an 2001, and for Venetia Rose, who was b 31 Jul 2005.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Death of the Rt Rev Stephen Verney, 90, sometime Bishop of Repton

_.The Rt Rev Stephen Edmund Verney, who died 9 Nov, 2009, aged 90, was
Bishop Suffragan of Repton 1977-85, scion of the Verney Baronets, and
grandson maternally of a Viceroy of India.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6911505.ece


He was b 17 Apr 1919, son of Lt.-Col. Sir Harry Calvert Williams
Verney, 4th Baronet,by his wife the former Lady Rachel Catherine Bruce
(1890-1964), dau of the Earl of Elgin & Kincardine, KG (1849-1917),
sometime Viceroy of India, &c.


. He married, firstly, Priscilla Avice Sophie Schwerdt, daughter of
George Francis Ignatius Schwerdt, on 13 December 1947, by whom he had
4 children. He married, secondly, Sandra (?) in 1981. A son from this
marriage died in infancy.


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Lord Norton's son engaged

_. The engagement was announced 7 Nov 2009 between the Hon Edward
James Arden Adderley (b 19 Oct 1982), only son of the 8th Baron Norton
(b 2 Jun 1947), of Verbier, Switzerland, by his 1st wife, now Mrs
Peter Edwards, of Monaco, and Sarah Jane Wilkinson, only daughter of
Mrs Jane Wilkinson, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire..—

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Isabella von Westenholz

_. Nicole A. von Westenholz (née Hayes), wife of Nicholas Anthony
Philip von Westenholz (b. 1975), gave birth to a dau, Isabella
Charlotte Mary, 19 Oct 2009, a sister for Maximilian.

Nicholas is the third son of Charles von Westenholz, of Widford,
Hertfordshire, by his wife the former Lady Mary
Marianella Kerr (b. 1944), & Nicole A. Hayes, daughter of Mr & Mrs
John Hayes, of Datchet, Berkshire.


Nicholas von Westenholz is a grandson maternally of the 12th Marquess
of Lothian, KCVO (1922-2004).


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Flavia Georgiana Erica Boyce

_.Sophia Henrietta Boyce (née Hotham, b 1967), wife of James C. Boyce,
& scion of the Barons Hotham, gave birth to a dau, Flavia Georgiana
Erica, 5Nov, 2009. _.

James is a son of Mr Robert Boyce, of Newmarket, and the late Mrs
Boyce, and Sophia is a daughter of Martin Patrick Hotham, and the late
Mrs Hotham.


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Matilda Sykes

_.Anna Sykes (née Hanbury) wife of Samuel Adrian Aubrey (Sam) Sykes (b.
1974), gave birth to a dau, Matilda, 2 Nov 2009, a sister for Poppy.

Sam Sykes is a son of Mr Adrian William Guy Sykes by his wife the Hon.
Nicola Mary Caroline Buxton, (b. 1947), of Cook's Mill, Colchester, &
grandson of the late Baron Buxton of Alsa (of the Buxton Baronets).
Anna is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Leslie Hanbury, of The Manor House,
Wickhambrook, Suffolk.


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Lamb/Ward engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 Nov 2009 between Joshua T.R. Lamb,
son of Mr and Mrs Martin Lamb, of Stockleigh English, Devon, and Laura
Sunniva Ward (b 1984), daughter of Maxwell Bernard Colin Ward (b 22
Aug 1949), of Humbie, East Lothian, scion of the Viscounts Bangor, by
his wife Lady Sarah Ward (b 3 Oct 1954, nee Marsham), sister of the
8th Earl of Romney.

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Maj John Evelyn Shirley, cousin of Lord Ferrers, dies

_.Maj John Evelyn Shirley, late the KRRC, of Ettington Park, Startford-
upon-Avon, and Lough Fea, co Monaghan, who died at his home, Isle of
Man, 7 Nov, 2009, aged 86, was scion of the Earls Ferrers, and
descended from the Earl Ferrers who was tried and convicted of the
murder of his steward and executed (with silken rope) at Tyburn in
1760; b 1922, son of Lt-Col Evelyn Shirley (1889-1956), by his wife
the former Kathleen Cardew; educ at Eton. Married 1952, Judith
Margaret Dugdale, scion of the Dugdale Baronets, and had issue, inc
dau Emily, b 1957, who married 1984, the 3rd Baron Grimston of
Westbury.

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Scots Guards officer Peter Rous dies on military training exercise aged 25

_.Lt. Peter George Rous, of the Scots Guards, died suddenly whilst on
a military exercise, 3 November, 2009, aged 25 years. He was a scion
of the Earls of Stradbroke. Born in 1984, son of Robert Charles Rous
(b 1983), by his wife the former Teresa Mary Mercedes Heathcote; he
had one sibling, Laura Frances, b 1982. Funeral Service and
celebration of a happy life at St Mary's Church, Dennington, Suffolk,
13 November 2009.

Lord Brennan's daughter engaged

_.The engagement was announced 11 Nov 2009 between the Hon Daniel
Brennan, eldest son of Lord Brennan, QC, and Lady Brennan, of Bibury,
Gloucestershire, and Rebecca Usher-Smith, daughter of Mr and Mrs
Stephen Usher-Smith, of Bath.

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Viscount Cobham's daughter engaged

_.The engagement was announced 11 Nov, 2009, between George Frederick
Merrylees, son of Mrs Joan Merrylees, of Portloe, Cornwall, and of the
late Mr John Merrylees, and the Hon Sophie Emma Lyttelton (b 1978),
daughter of the 12th Viscount Cobham (b 23 Oct 1947), and Viscountess
Cobham, of Hagley, Worcs.

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Death of Angela, Lady Frank

_.Angela, Lady Frank (née Cayley) who died 6 Nov, 2009, was the first
wife of Sir Robert John Frank, 3rd Baronet, and was a scion of the
Cayley Baronets. She was b Angela Elizabeth Cayley, 22 Aug 1930, 1st
of the seven daughters of Sir Kenelm Henry Ernest Cayley, 10th Baronet
(1896-1967), by his wife the former Frances Elizabeth Edwyna Brewis,
and married Sir Robert, 10 May 1950. They divorced in 1959. Funeral at
All Saints Church, Brompton by Sawdon, North Yorkshire, on Monday 16th
November 2009.

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Death of Gen Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson, GCB

GENERAL SIR PATRICK JOHN HOWARD-DOBSON , GCB (1979, KCB 1974, CB
1973), of 1 Drury Pk, Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk; born 12 Aug 1921;
died on Remembrance Sunday, 8 Nov, 2009. The funeral, for family and
friends, will be held on Tuesday 24th November at.— 2 p.m., at St John
the Baptist Church, Snape, Suffolk.

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Friday, November 06, 2009

Lord Goldsmith's daughter to marry Edward Lascelles

_.The engagement was announced 6 November, 2009, between Edward
William Anthony Lascelles, son of Mr and Mrs Richard Lascelles, of.—
Kensington, London, and the Hon Charlotte Louise Goldsmith, daughter
of the Baron Goldsmith, PC, QC (b 5 January, 1950), of St James's
Park, London, & Baroness Goldsmith.

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Capt Peter Tatton-Brown, RN 1921-2009

_.Peter Duncan Tatton-Brown, Capt RN Retd, died at his home, 1 Nov,
2009, at the age of 88. He was a scion of the LG family of that name,
of Westergate Wood, b 23 Apr 1921, 3rd son of Capt Duncan Tatton
Brown, RN (1875-1960), by his wife the former Alice Mary Cobbold (d
1968); married 3 Mar 1947, Geraldeen, dau of G. Mortimer, and had
issue. Burial Service on 13th November 2009 at Seaton Cemetery
followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at St Winifred's Church,
Branscombe, Devon.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Hon Mrs Jeremy Cowdrey

_.The Hon Mrs Philippa E. Cowdrey (nee Telford), who died six weeks
ago, at the Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, aged 49, was the wife of
the Hon Jeremy C. Cowdrey, a son of the late life baron Lord Cowdrey
of Tonbridge. She was the former Philippa Telford and married the
great cricketer's son in 1989. She leaves issue.

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Vernon/Farquhar engagement

_.The engagement was announced 4 Nov 2009 between Andrew Robert
Richard Vernon (b 1979), scion of the Barons Lyveden (UK 1859) son of
(Hugh) Richard Mervyn Vernon (b 1947), of Stairaird, Ayrshire, by his
wife the former Hon Victoria Arthur (b 1946), dau of the 3rd Baron
Glenarthur (1909-1976), and Alice P.M. Farquhar, eldest daughter of Mr
and Mrs James Farquhar, of Inchaffray, Perthshire.

--==--

Hugh Michael Campbell Ferrier

_.Henrietta M Ferrier (née Burnell-Nugent) wife of Nicholas O.C.
Ferrier, gave birh to a son, Hugh Michael Campbell, 28 Oct 2009, a
brother for William. Nicholas is the son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Ferrier,
& Henrietta is a dau of Vice-Admiral Sir James Michael Burnell-Nugent
(b 19 Nov 1949), sometime Second Sea Lord and C-in-C Home Command and
Flag Aide-de-Camp to The Queen, of Sheepham, Devon, by his wife the
former Henrietta Mary Woods.

Henrietta is a granddaughter maternally of the Rt Rev Robin Woods,
KCMG, KCVO (1914-97), sometime Dean of Windsor and Domestic Chaplain
to HM The Queen, and later Bishop of Worcester, by his wife the former
Henrietta
("Etta") Marian Wilson (d 8 Feb 2005, aged 88).


===

Alice Henriette Akers-Douglas

_.Camilla E.H. Akers-Douglas (née Edwards), wife of the Hon Oliver Ian
Akers-Douglas (b 13 October 1973), gave birth to a daughter, Alice
Henriette, 27 Oct 2009, a sister for Ivo Artas, who was b 27 July,
2007.

Oliver is the son of Alastair George Akers-Douglas, 4th Viscount
Chilston.


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Wilfred Christopher Michael Hanbury Copcutt

_.Jessica Copcutt (née Hanbury) wife of Nicholas Copcutt, gave birth
to a son, Wilfred Christopher Michael Hanbury, 22 Oct 2009, a brother
for Hector Stanley Hanbury, who was b 1 January, 2005, and for George.

Nicholas Copcutt is the only son of Mr and Mrs Michael Copcutt, of
Bray, Berkshire, and Jessica, (b. 13 April, 1979), is the youngest
daughter of Major Christopher Osgood Philip Hanbury, (b. 1944), & Mrs
Hanbury (nee Bridget Anne Birch), of Hungerford, Berkshire. Jessica is
a granddaughter maternally of Charles Francis Birch (of
Birch, formerly of Clare Park), and is a niece of Mrs A. William A.
Spiegelberg, (nee Birch), mother of the 19th Earl of Derby.


--==--

Hon Patrick Best 1923-2009

_.The Hon Patrick George Mathew BEST, wo died 30 Oct 2009, aged 86,
was a son of the 7th Baron Wynford (1874-1943), by his 1st wife; he
was b 1923, & was educ at Wellington; married 1947, dau of Hamilton
Gardner, and had issue. Funeral at the Parish Church of St Luke,
Milland, Hampshire, Monday 16th November, 2009.

--==--

Death of Aileen Hugh Smith

_.Aileen Hugh Smith, who died 1st Nov 2009, aged 93, was widow of (i)
L-Cdr the Hon (John) David Hotham, DSC RN (1911-1962), and o Cdr Colin
Hugh Smith, RN, who d 1975. She was the former Aileen Coates, dau of
Capt Harry Coates, of the Durham Light Infantry, and married David
Hotham in 1939 (he had ben raised to the rank of baron's son in
1924); she married (ii) 1969, Cdr Colin Hugh Smith. She leaves issue
from the 1st marriage.
Funeral at St Mary's Church, Battersea Church Road, London, Thursday
12th November 2009.

Donald Black, MC 1932-2009

(Michael) Donald Gordon Black, MC, who died at Edenwood, Cupar, Fife,
28 Aug 2009, aged 76, was the grandfather (maternally) of a future
Marquis of Lothian; b at Edenwood, 7 Sept 1932;married (i) 1958,
Priscilla Holt (she d. 1996), 1 son, 2 daughters; married (ii) 2000,
Jenni, Lady Napier, widow of Sir Robin Surtees Napier, Bt, who
survives him.

His dau, Marie-Claire, married in 1988, as his 2nd wife, Lord Ralph
William Francis Joseph Kerr (b 7 Nov 1957), 2nd son of the 12th
Marquis of Lothian (1922-2004), &c.


--==--

Adam Fremantle 1934-2009

_.Adam Fremantle, who died 30 Oct 2009, in London, was a scion of the
Barons Cottesloe (UK 1874), b 1934, son of the Hon Christopher Evelyn
Fremantle (1906-78), by his wife the former Anne Huth Jackson, scion
of the Jackson Baronets (cr 1869); married 1963 (div 1978) Mary
Christine, dau of Prince Paul Sapieha, and leaves issue;
The Funeral will be in London on Monday 9th November at St Mary's
Battersea, Battersea Church Road, SW11 3NA.

--==--

Edward Huw Gruffudd Jones

.— Emma Gruffudd Jones (née Barttelot) wife of Freddie N. Gruffudd
Jones, gave birth to a son, Edward (Ned) Huw, 18 Oct 2009. Freddie is
the younger son of Mr and Mrs Dafydd Gruffudd Jones, of Anglesey, and
Emma is the youngest daughter of Col Sir Brian Walter De Stopham
Barttelot, OBE, 5th Baronet (b 17 Jul 1941), of Stopham, Pulborough,
Sussex, by his wife the former Hon (Mary Angela) Fiona Weld-Forester
(b 1944), yst dau of the late 7th Baron Forester (1899-1977).

--==--

Death of Lord Steinberg

Lord Steinberg, a life baron, has died.

LEONARD STEINBERG died on 2 November 2009. He was cr Baron Steinberg, of
Belfast in the County of Antrim, for life in 2004. He is survived by
his widow (m 1962) Beryl dau of Maurice COBDEN, of Hull and his son,
Hon Jonathan b1967 m 1989 and has issue; and his dau Hon Lynne
Rochelle Hon Mrs Ferster) b 1964 m 1989.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Death of Sir Peter Holcroft, Bt

_. Sir Peter George Culcheth Holcroft, 3rd Baronet, sometime High
Sheriff of Shropshire, died 26 Oct 2009. Born in 1931, married 29 Jul
1956, Rosemary Rachel Deas, daughter of George Nevill Deas, by his
wife the former Rachel Paget, scion of the Marquesses of Anglesey.
Memorial Service takes place 1st Dec 2009, at All Saints Church,
Berrington, Shrewsbury.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

David Cameron's sister to wed general's son

_.The engagement was announced 28 Oct 2009, between Jeremy B Fawcus,
elder son of Major General Graham Ben Fawcus, CB (b 17 Dec 1937), of
Flowton, Suffolk, by his wife the former Diana Valerie Spencer-
Philips, and Clare Louise Cameron (b 1971), a descendant of King
William IV & Mrs Jordan, younger daughter of Ian Donald Cameron (b
London, 1932), of Peasemore, Berkshire, by his wife the former Mary
Fleur Mount (b 22 Oct 1934), scion of the Mount Baronets.

The bride-to-be is a sister of the Rt Hon David Cameron, Leader of the
Opposition.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tessa May Nicholson

_. Emily Nicholson (née Scrope, b 24 May 1972), scion of that ancient
LG dynasty, and wife of Christopher J Nicholson, gave birth to a dau,
Tessa May, 14 Oct 2009, a sister for Alice Rose, who was b 7 July
2008.

Christopher is the son of Mr Robin Nicholson and the late Mrs Pippa
Nicholson, of Wigtownshire, and Emily is the only daughter of Simon
Egerton Scrope (b 23 Dec 1934), of Danby, North Yorks, by his wife the
former
Jennifer Jane Parkinson, and granddaughter paternally of Richard
Ladislas Scrope by his wife Lady Jane Egerton, daughter of the 4th
Earl of Ellesmere (see Sutherland D).


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Duff Gordon/Cordy-Simpson engagement

_.The engagement was announced 26 Oct 2009 between William Andrew
Lewis Duff Gordon (b 1977), elder son of Sir Andrew Cosmo Lewis Duff
Gordon, 8th Baronet (b 17 Oct 1933) of New Radnor, Powys, by his 2nd
wife the former Eveline Virginia Soames, and Zoë F. Cordy-Simpson,
only daughter of Lieutenant General Sir Roderick Alexander Cordy-
Simpson, KBE (b 29 Feb 1944), of Bishopstrow, Wiltshire, sometime
Lieutenant , HM Tower of London, by his wife the former Virginia
Rosemary Lewis.

--==--

Brown/Henniker-Major engagement

_.The engagement was announced 24 Oct 2009 between Andrew Phillip
Brown, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Keith Brown, of Matlock, Derbyshire,
and Anna Natalie Henniker-Major (b 1976), scion of th Barons Henniker,
eldest daughter of David Richard Henniker-Major (b 1949), of Hutton
Rudby, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Valerie Ann Lanigen-
O'Keefe.

-==-

Egerton-Warburton/Speare-Cole engagement

_.The engagement was announced 24 Oct 2009 between Charles Piers
Egerton-Warburton (b 1961), scion of the Grey-Egerton Baronets (cr
1617), elder son of Peter Egerton-Warburton b 1933), of Bentworth,
Hampshire, by his 2nd wife the former Sarah Jessica Norman (b 1940),
scion of the Norman Baronets (cr 1915) (now Mrs Peter Rickett, of
Bembridge, Isle of Wight), and Julia T. Speare-Cole, daughter of the
late Commander and Mrs Michael Speare-Cole.

--==--

Death of Major General Kenneth Perkins, CB

_.Major General Kenneth Perkins, CB (1977), MBE (1955), DFC (1953),
died 23 Oct, 2009. He was Commander of the Sultan's Armed Forces, Oman
1975-77; b 15 Aug 1926, son of George Samuel Perkins by his wife
Arabella Sarah Wise; married (i) 1949 (div 1984) Anne Theresa Barry,
by whom he had 3 daughters, Mo, Jane and Nicola; married (ii) 1985,
the Hon Celia Sandys, dau of the Rt Hon Baron Duncan-Sandys, CH, PC,
life peer, by his wife the former Diana Spencer-Churchill scion of the
Dukes of Marlborough, dau of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-
Churchill, KG, OM, CH, FRS, &c. By his 2nd wfe he had further issue,
Alexander Winston Duncan b 1986, and Sophie Rachel, b 1988. Private
family funeral. Thanksgiving Service to be announced.

--==--

Hon Mrs Basil Feilding

_.The Hon Mrs Basil Feilding (née Rosemary Eardley-Wilmot), who d 22
Oct 2009, was wife of the late Capt the Hon Basil Egerton Feilding
(1916-1970), scion of the Earls of Denbigh. She was b 1920, as
Rosemary Eardley-Wilmot, scion of the Eardley-Wilmot Baronets (cr
1821), and was sister of Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, 5th Baronet (b
1917); married 1939, the Hon Basil Feilding (3rd son of Viscount
Feilding, eld son of the 9th Earl of Denbigh), by whom she had issue,
Peter b 1941; Giles STEUART-Feilding b 1950; Crispin b 1960; Jennifer
b 1947; Imelda b 1958. Private funeral. Memorial Service at a later
date.

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Hon Penelope Jane (Penny) VELISSAROPOULOS

_.The Hon Penelope Jane (Penny) VELISSAROPOULOS (née Allsopp), who
died in Athens, 15 Oct 2009, was a scion of the Barons Hindlip (cr
1886), b 1940 as Penelope Jane Allsopp, dau of the 4th Baron Hindlip
(1906-1966), by his 2nd wife the former Hansina Cecilia Elfrida
(Tulla) Harris; married 1965, Theodore VELISSAROPOULOS.

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Wendy Grant 1937-2009

_.Wendy Juliet Grant (née Weldon), who d 15th October 2009 in
Winchester, after a short illness, aged 72, was a scion of the Weldon
Baronets (cr 1723). She was b 1937, dau of Brig Hamilton Edward
Crosdill Weldon, CBE RA (1910-85), by his 1st wife the former Margaret
Helen Katharine Passy; married 1960, Capt Ian Fothergill Grant, RN, by
whom she had issue, Jonathan, Andrew and Amanda. She had grandchildren
Hamish, Oliver, Rory, Jemima, Polly and Eliza. Family funeral to be
followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at St. Cross Church, the
Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester, 11 Nov.

-==-

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sir John Nugent, Bt, dies

Daily Telegraph 13/10/2009

NUGENT
Sir John Bart. Of.— Co.Westmeath, Ireland (formerly of Lambourn,
Berkshire). Peacefully at home on October 9th after a gallant fight.
Beloved husband of Pepe, father of Nicholas and Grania and adored
grandfather. Funeral will take place place today in Ireland. Memorial
in Lambourn at a later date. Donations, if desired, to North Westmeath
Hospice. www.northwestmeathhospice.ie

Death of Cynthia Lady Goschen

_. Cynthia Lady Goschen, who died 9th October, 2009, aged 91, was a
scion of the Earls Cadogan, and widow of Sir Edward Christian Goschen,
DSO, 3rd Baronet (1913-2001). She was born Cynthia Cadogan, 28 July,
1918, a granddaughter of the 5th Earl Cadogan,dau of the Rt Hon Sir
Alexander George Montagu Cadogan (1884-1968), by his wife the former
Lady Theodosia Louisa Augusta Acheson (1882-1977); married 1946, Sir
Edward Goschen, DSO, 3rd Bart, who had succeeded to the baronetcy in
1933. Sir Edward, who died on 8 March, 2001, was Deputy Chairman of
the Stock Exchange Council, 1963-71. She leaves issue, Sir Edward, the
4th Bt, who was b 1949, and a dau, Caroline.

--==--

Death of Anthony Seymour Berkeley Portman

-.Anthony Seymour Berkeley Portman, who died 9 Oct 2009, aged 81, was
a scion of the Viscounts Portman. He was b 23 March 1928, son of
Brigadier Guy Maurice Berkeley Portman (1890-1961), by his wife the
former Katharine Taylor; he was married nd leaves issie, 2 sons,
Michael and Jonathan. Private cremation. Service of Thanksgiving at
St Peter's, Hurstbourne Tarrant on Friday 23rd October 2009.

--==--

Isla Violet Hampton

_. Georgina Elizabeth Hampton (née Walker-Okeover) wife of Niall P.
Hampton, and scion of the Walker-Okeover Baronets, gave birth to a
daughter, Isla Violet, 10th Oct 2009.

Niall is a son of Mr Michael Hampton, of Shirley, Surrey and Mrs Eric
Carter, of Twickenham, and Georgina is a daughter of the late Sir
Peter Walker-Okeover, Baronet, of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and of Mrs
Andrew Lukas, of Wyck Rissington, Cheltenham.


---

William Phipps (1936-2009)

_.William Anthony Dominic Phipps, silversmith, scion of the Marquesses
of Normanby, died 1 Oct 2009, aged 73. He was b Berlin, 21 April,
1936, sixth son of the Rt Hon Sir Eric Clare Edmund Phipps, GCB, GCMG,
GCVO (1875-1945), sometime British Ambassador to Berlin by his 2nd
wife te forme Frances Georgina Ward; m 1960, Henrietta Frances (b
1931), dau of Henry Taylor Lamb, MC, RA, by his wife the former Lady
(Margaret) Pansy Felicia Pakenham, sister of the 7th Earl of Longford,
KG, PC; by whom he had issue, 3 sons, 1 dau.

Sir John Onslow, 8th Bt

_.Sir John Roger Wilmot Onslow, 8th Baronet, died 14 Oct 2009, aged
77. He was b 21 July 1932, & succeeded his father, Sir Richard Wilmot
Onslow, 7th Bt, TD, in 1963. Educ at Cheltenham; married (i) 1955 (div
1973) Catherie Zoia Greenway; married (ii) 1976, Susan Fay Hughes, and
leaves issue from his 1st union, viz:- Richard Paul Atherton. b 16
Sept 1958, who now inherits the baronetcy (cr 1797), and a dau, Joanna
Elizabeth, b 1956. He leaves 2 grandchildren, Harry and Camilla.
Private Cremation, followed by Service of Thanksgiving for the life of
Sir John will take place at the Church of St Mary, Gissing, Diss,
Norfolk, on Friday 6th November 2009.

--==--

Demise of Baroness Elles

The House of Lords have announced the death of the Baroness Elles.

Diana Louie d Col Stewart Francis NEWCOMBE. She was a Conservative MEP
for Thames Valley 1979-89 having been cr Baroness Elles, of City of
Westminster (Life Baroness) in 1972. She m 1945 Neil Moncrieff ELLES
(d 2008) and had a son (Hon James Edmund Moncrieff ELLES b 1949 and
married with a son and a dau) and a dau (Hon Elizabeth Rosamund ELLES
was b 1947 and m 1971 (div 1992) Christopher John Lockhart-Mummery,
QC, son of late Sir Hugh Evelyn Lockhart-Mummery, KCVO (scion of V
Hampden) by whom she has a son and 2 daus).

Death of Capt Robin Andrew Stormonth Darling

_.Capt Robin Andrew Stormonth Darling, late the 9th Queen's Royal
Lancers, who died 17 October, 2009, aged 83, was a scion of the LG
family of Lednathie; b 1 Oct 1926, son of Patrick Stormonth Darling
(1886-1960), of Balvarran, Enochdhu, by Blairgowrie, Perthshire, by
his 2nd wife the former Edith Mary Ormston Lamb (scion of Lamb of
Knighton Manor LG) and widow of Lt Cyril Cameron; soldier and member
of the Stock Exchange; married (i) 3 Oct 1956, Susan Marion Clifford-
Turner, by whom he had issue, viz: - Andrew Charles John, b 3 Apr
1959; Lorne Robin b 21 July 1963, and Rosanna Jane, b 18 Dec 1957. he
further married Carola_____; and left another son, Rory. He was
stepfather of Christoph and Edward. Grandfather of Ivo, Asa, Doone and
Kinvara. Funeral at Ballintuim Church, Strathardle, Perthshire on
Friday 30th October 2009.

--==--

Wendt/Wemyss engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 Oct 2009, between Steven L. Wendt,
only son of Mr and Mrs Henry Wendt, of Greenock, South Australia, and
Leonora A. Wemyss, younger daughter of Michael James Wemyss of that
Ilk, DL, FRICS (b. 1947), of Wemyss Castle, Fife, by his wife, the
former Charlotte Mary Bristowe.

Leonora's paternal grandfather, David Wemyss of that Ilk (1920-2005),
married in 1945, Lady Jean Christian Bruce, daughter of the 10th Earl
of Elgin & Kincardine. Leonora's gt-grandfatgher, Capt Michael Wemyss
of that Ilk (1888-1982) married in 1918, Lady Victoria Alexandrina
Violet Cavendish-Bentinck, CVO, who died in 1994 aged 104, daughter
of
the 6th Duke of Portland.


--==--

Iolo Griffith

Daily Telegraph Oct 22, 2009

GRIFFITH
On 29th September 2009, Clare Craven-Smith-Milnes and Antony Griffith,
a son, Iolo Michael Wynne, a brother for Dylan and Mair..—


Miss Craven-Smith-Milnes is a scion of that LG family.


-==-

Weil/Courtauld engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 Oct 2009 between Jonathan Weil,
eldest son of Mr and Mrs Simon Weil, of Highbury, London, and Sarah
Courtauld, scion of that LG family, younger daughter of the Rev
Christopher Courtauld and Dr Elizabeth Courtauld, of Levington,
Suffolk.

-==-

Laugher/Bethell marriage

_. The marriage took place 12 Sept 2009, in the Chapel of The Royal
Hospital, Chelsea, between Wilfrid Alban
Francis Laugher, only son of Mr Robin Laugher and the late Mrs
Victoria Laugher, and the Hon Alice Mary Bethell (b 1979), 1st
daughter of Maj. the 6th Baron Westbury, MBE (b 29 May 1950), by his
former wife the former Caroline Mary Palmer (b 1952), (now Mrs Mark
Dickinson), a granddaughter maternally of the 2nd Viscount Churchill.

==

Beazley/McEwan marriage

_.The marriage took place 26 September, 2009, at St Ninian's Church,
Troon, Ayrshire, between Nicholas Beazley, son of Group Captain and
Mrs Beazley, of East Grafton, Wiltshire, and Stephanie McEwan, elder
daughter of the Lord and Lady McEwan, of Troon. The Rev David Mungavin
officiated. .—The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was
attended by Ms Louisa McEwan and Magdalene Beazley-Stanley. Mr William
Nobles and Mr James Smith were best men.

--==--

Daughter for Lady Hoare

_. The Hon. Lady Hoare (nee the Hon Eleanor Filumema Hoare, b 1973,
nee Flower), wife of Sir Charles James Hoare 9th Baronet (b. 15 Mar
1971), gave birth to a dau, Elizabeth Louisa, 19 Oct 2009, a sister
for Edward, who was b 13 Feb 2006, and for Emily.

Sir Charles is the only son of Sir Timothy Hoare, 8th Baronet, and
Lady Hoare, and Eleanor is the only daughter of the 11th Viscount
Ashbrookand Viscountess Ashbrook.


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Monday, October 19, 2009

Sir Ludovic Kennedy dies aged 89

_.Sir Ludovic Kennedy, who died 18th October 2009 aged 89, was best known to television audiences of the 1960s and 1970s as the urbane presenter of such current affairs programmes as Panorama, 24 Hours, Midweek and Tonight, and more recently of the review programme Did you See. Sir Ludovic was a scion of the Marquesses of Ailsa.

Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy was born 3 November 1919. His father, Captain Edward Kennedy, was descended from the 11th Earl of Cassillis and was a kinsman of the Marquess of Ailsa. His mother, Rosalind, was the daughter of Sir Ludovic Grant, an 11th baronet.

--==--

Sir Ludovic Kennedydies aged 89

Sir Ludovic Kennedy, who died 18th October 2009 aged 89, was best known to television audiences of the 1960s and 1970s as the urbane presenter of such current affairs programmes as Panorama, 24 Hours, Midweek and Tonight, and more recently of the review programme Did you See. Sir Ludovic was a scion of the Marquesses of Ailsa.

Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy was born 3 November 1919. His father, Captain Edward Kennedy, was descended from the 11th Earl of Cassillis and was a kinsman of the Marquess of Ailsa. His mother, Rosalind, was the daughter of Sir Ludovic Grant, an 11th baronet.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Twin sons for the Marchioness of Cholmondeley

The Marchioness of Cholmondeley (b 1984), wife of the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, KCVO (b 27 Jun 1960), Hereditary Lord Grat Chamberlain of England (acting for the reign off Elizabeth II since 1990), gave birth to twin sons, the Earl of Rocksavage and Lord ____Cholmondeley, 12 Oct 2009, in London.

The Marquess is the son of late 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley, GCVO (1919-90), of Malpas, Cheshire, and of Lavinia, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, and the Marchioness is the former Rose Sarah Hanbury (b 1984), younger daughter of Timothy James Hanbury (b 1952), of Wembury, Devon, scion of the LG family of Hanbury of Drumstinchall formerly of Poles, by his wife the former Emma Longman (b 1959) , dau of Mark Frederic Kerr Longman (d 1972), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Mary Lambart (b 1924), dau of 10th Earl of Cavan.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Prince William's friend Emilia d'Erlanger to wed

_.The engagement was announced 13 Oct 2009 between David H. Jardine-Paterson, elder son of Mr and Mrs Michael Jardine-Paterson, of Balgray, Dumfriesshire, and Emilia Mary Florence d'Erlanger (b 1982), youngest daughter of Mr Robin Gerard d'Erlanger, of Hensleigh, Devon, by his wife the former Hon Mary Elizabeth Josephine Pellew (b 1947), dau of the 9th Viscount Exmouth (1908-70).

David Jardine-Paterson is scion of a Scots landed family (and kin of the Earl of Annandale & Hartfell. Miss d'Erlanger is a friend of Prince William of Wales and mooted as a possible bride for HRH by the tabloid press from circa 1999...
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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Leo James Aylmer

Illona Aylmer (nee Dixon), wife of Kenneth Malcolm Aylmer (b. 1970), scion of the Barons Aylmer, gave birth to
a son, Leo James, 7 September, 2009, a brother for Ella, Scarlet and the late Magenta (Maggie).

Kenneth Aylmer is a great-grandson of Frederick Aylmer who m. Constance Grenfell, granddaughter maternally of the Rt Hon William Sebright Lascelles, son of the 2nd Earl of Harewood, &c.


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Jephcott/Vardy engagement

_.The engagement was announced 3 Oct 2009 between Mark Jephcott,
younger son of Sir Neil Jephcott, Bt, of East Portlemouth, Devon, and
of the late Denny Jephcott, and Dr Sarah B. Vardy, elder daughter of
Mr and Mrs Roger Vardy, of Retford, Nottinghamshire.

-==--

Lord Glendevon, 2nd baron, dies at 59

_.The 2nd Baron Glendevon died peacefully after a short illness, circa
September 2009, aged 59. The former Julian John Somerset Hope was b 6
March, 1950, 1st son of the then Lord John Adrian Hope, PC (1912-95)
(2nd twin son of the 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow). Lord John was Member
of Parliament (Conservative) for North Midlothian and Peeblesshire
1945-50 and for Edinburgh Pentlands 1950-64; Under-Secretary, Foreign
Affairs 1954-56; Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Commonwealth Relations
1956-57; Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scottish Office 1957-59;
Privy Councillor 1959; Minister of Works 1959-62, & was cr a Baron in
1964 (one of the last batch of hereditary peers) as Lord Glendevon, by
his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Paravicini (former wife of Vincent
Paravicini, son of Charles Paravicini, Minister for Switzerland to the
Court of St James), only child of William Somerset Maugham CH, of
Villa Mauresque, Cap Ferrat, Alpes Maritimes, France, by his wife
Syrie Barnardo, dau. of Dr Barnardo.

He succeeded to the peerage on the demise of his father, 18 Jan 1995.
He neve married. The peerage now devolves upon his Lordship's yr
brother, the Hon Jonathan Charles Hope (b 1952).


Funeral Service at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, SW1, on Wednesday 7th
October.


--==--

Lord Glendevon, 2nd baron, dies at 59

_.The 2nd Baron Glendevon died peacefully after a short illness, circa
September 2009, aged 59. The former Julian John Somerset Hope was b 6
March, 1950, 1st son of the then Lord John Adrian Hope, PC (1912-95)
(2nd twin son of the 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow). Lord John was Member
of Parliament (Conservative) for North Midlothian and Peeblesshire
1945-50 and for Edinburgh Pentlands 1950-64; Under-Secretary, Foreign
Affairs 1954-56; Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Commonwealth Relations
1956-57; Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scottish Office 1957-59;
Privy Councillor 1959; Minister of Works 1959-62, & was cr a Baron in
1964 (one of the last batch of hereditary peers) as Lord Glendevon, by
his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Paravicini (former wife of Vincent
Paravicini, son of Charles Paravicini, Minister for Switzerland to the
Court of St James), only child of William Somerset Maugham CH, of
Villa Mauresque, Cap Ferrat, Alpes Maritimes, France, by his wife
Syrie Barnardo, dau. of Dr Barnardo.

He succeeded to the peerage on the demise of his father, 18 Jan 1995.
He neve married. The peerage now devolves upon his Lordship's yr
brother, the Hon Jonathan Charles Hope (b 1952).


Funeral Service at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, SW1, on Wednesday 7th
October.


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Buttigieg/Aubrey-Fletcher engagement

_.The engagement was announced 3 Oct 2009 between Daniel S.C. Buttigieg, son of Mr and Mrs Manny Buttigieg, of Honor Oak, London, and Rebecca Louise Aubrey-Fletcher (b 1981), scion of the Aubrey-Fletcher baronets, elder daughter of Patrick John Kincaid Aubrey-Fletcher (b 1955), of St Mellion, Cornwall, by his wife the former
Elizabeth Anne Sheerman.

--==--

Sir John Dyke Acland, 16h Baronet, dies in accident aged 70

_.Sir John Dyke Acland, 16th Baronet (cr 1644), died 26 September,
2009, following a road traffic accident on the previous day. He was
70.

He was born 13 May 1939, the eldest son of Sir Richard Thomas Dyke
Acland, 15th Bt (1906-90), MP for Barnspale 1935-45 & for Gravesend
1947-55, by his wife the former Anne Stella Alford (d 1992), ad was
educated at Clifton and Magdalene College Cambs (BA, MSc), & the Univ
of the West Indies.


He married firstly,1961 (div 2001), Virginia, dau of Roland Forge, of
The Grange, Banoldby-le-Beck, Lincs, and had 2 sons, viz, Dominic Dyke
Acland, b 19 Nov 1962, and Piers Dyke Acland, b 1964, and a dau, Holly
Dyke Acland b 1972; married 2ndly, 2001, Susan, dau of Herbert Hooper.
He is survived by his2nd wife and three children from his first
marriage. The eldest son now inherits the baronetcy.


-==--

Rawe/von Mallinckrodt engagement

.—The engagement was announced in Oct 2009 between Timothy J.M. Rawe, son of Capt
James Rawe & Mrs Rawe, of Hinton St Mary, Dorset, and N. Sophie von
Mallinckrodt, daughter of Mr and Mrs George von Mallinckrodt, of
Chelsea, London.

The bride-to-be is a Darell and a Schroder descendant. Per
Burke's, Nina Sophie (b. 1967) is the daughter of Charmaine Brenda
von Mallinckrodt (nee Schroder). Charmaine's father was Helmut
William Bruno Schroder (d. 1969), only surviving son of Baron Bruno
Schroder. Charmaine's mother was Margaret Eleanor Phyllis Darell,
daughter of Sir Lionel Edward Hamilton Marmaduke Darell, 6th Bt.

Merode/Pigott engagement

_.The engagement was announced 3 Oct 2009 between Prince Simon de
Merode, son of Prince and Princess Léonel de Merode, of Westerlo,
Belgium, and Anna Pigott, daughter of Lieutenant General Sir Anthony
and Lady Pigott, of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

--==--

Merode/Pigott engagement

_.The engagement was announced 3 Oct 2009 between Prince Simon de
Merode, son of Prince and Princess Léonel de Merode, of Westerlo,
Belgium, and Anna Pigott, daughter of Lieutenant General Sir Anthony
and Lady Pigott, of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Prince Simon is 21st in line of succession to lead this ancient
family. The Merodes have their origins in Germany, but in recent times
have featured as one of the prime families in Belgium. The head of the
House is a baron, count, marquis and prince several times over. The Merodes
are descended from King Charles I.

--==-

Friday, September 25, 2009

Death of Lady Crathorne, 67, wife of the Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, Lord Crathorne

_.The Lady Crathorne, who died 24 September, 2009, aged 67, was the wife of the 2nd Baron Crathorne (b 12 Sep 1939), Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire. She was the former Sylvia Mary Montgomery, 2nd dau. of Brig Arthur Montgomery OBE, by his wife Feodora Kathleen Alice Dunfee (the actress Jane Baxter), 2nd dau. of Henry Bligh Forde, and marriedthe then Hon Charles James Dugdale, 8 January, 1970. She is survived by her husband, and by a son, the Hon Thomas Arthur John Dugdale (b. 30 Sep 1977), and 2 daughters, the Hon Charlotte Patricia Dugdale (b. 11 Dec 1972), and the Hon Katharine Feodora Nicola Dugdale (b. 1980).

http://archive.thenorthernecho.co.uk/2001/5/6/171685.html

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/features/My-Yorkshire-Lord-Crathorne.5182516.jp

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Death of Lady Crathorne, 67, wife of the Lord Lieutennt for North Yorkshire, Lord Crathorne

_.The Lady Crathorne, who died 24 September, 2009, aged 67, was the wife of the 2nd Baron Crathorne (b 12 Sep 1939), Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire. She was the former Sylvia Mary Montgomery, 2nd dau. of Brig Arthur Montgomery OBE, by his wife Feodora Kathleen Alice Dunfee (the actress Jane Baxter), 2nd dau. of Henry Bligh Forde, and marriedthe then Hon Charles James Dugdale, 8 January, 1970. She is survived by her husband, and by a son, the Hon Thomas Arthur John Dugdale (b. 30 Sep 1977), and 2 daughters, the Hon Charlotte Patricia Dugdale (b. 11 Dec 1972), and the Hon Katharine Feodora Nicola Dugdale (b. 1980).

http://archive.thenorthernecho.co.uk/2001/5/6/171685.html

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/features/My-Yorkshire-Lord-Crathorne.5182516.jp

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cicely Rose Nickols (1915-2009)

_.Cicely Rose Nickols (nee Nevill) who died at her home circa 23 Sept
2009, aged 94, was a scion of the noble House of Nevill (Marquesses of
Abergavenny); born 23 June 1915, the daughter of Percy Llewelyn Nevill
(1877-1927), a grandson of the 4th Earl of Abergavenny, by his wife
the former Marjorie Nevill (1886-1945). She married 29 Apr 1947,
Peter Richard Nickols (d 25 Oct 1990), son of Richard Nickols, and had
issue, 2 sons Richard b 1948) & Charles (b 1951) and one dau, Rose (b
1951, twin with her brother Chas).

--==--

Earl of Lichfield to marry Lady Henrietta Conyngham

The engagement was announced 23 September 2009, between Thomas William Robert Hugh Anson, 6th Earl of Lichfield (b 19 Jul 1978), only son of the late 5th Earl of Lichfield (1939-2005) by his wife the former Lady Leonora Grosvenor, dau of the 5th Duke of Westminster, & the Lady Henrietta Tamara Juliet Conyngham (b 1976), elder dau of the 8th Marquess Conyngham (b 23 May 1951) by his 1st wife the former Juliet Anne Kitson.


Lord Lichfield, kinsman of HM The Q, is a grandson of Anne Ferelith Fenella Bowes-Lyon (HRH Princess Georg of Denmark, d. 1980), 2nd dau. of Hon John Herbert Bowes-Lyon (by his wife Hon Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefussis, 2nd dau. of Charles John Robert [Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis], 21st Baron Clinton), 2nd son of Claude George [Bowes-Lyon], 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne.


--==--

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Baby for Lady Nicholas Windsor

_.The Lady Nicholas Windsor (nee Frankopan), wife of Lord Nicholas
Charles Edward Jonathan Windsor (b 25 July 1970), scion of the Duke of
Kent, gave birth to a 2nd son, Master (Christian name) Windsor, at
Chelsea, 8 September, 2009, a brother for Albert Louis Philip Edward
Windsor, who was b at Chelsea, 22 September 2007.

Lord Nicholas is the 2nd son of Field Marshal HRH The Prince Edward
George Nicholas Paul Patrick Windsor, 2nd Duke of Kent (b 1935), by
his wife the former Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley (b 1933).


--==--

Baby for Lady Nicholas Windsor

_.The Lady Nicholas Windsor (nee Frankopan), wife of Lord Nicholas
Charles Edward Jonathan Windsor (b 25 July 1970), scion of the Duke of
Kent, gave birth to a 2nd son, Master (Christian name) Windsor, at
Chelsea, 8 September, 2009, a brother for Albert Louis Philip Edward
Windsor, who was b at Chelsea, 22 September 2007.

Lord Nicholas is the 2nd son of Field Marshal HRH The Prince Edward
George Nicholas Paul Patrick Windsor, 2nd Duke of Kent (b 1935), by
his wife the former Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley (b 1933).


--==--

Lord Frederck Windsor marries Sophie Winkleman

The marriage took place, 12 September, 2009, at Hampton Court Palace, between the Lord Frederick Michael George David Louis Windsor ( b London 6 Apr 1979), only son of HRH Prince Michael George Charles Franklin of Kent (b 4 Jul 1942), by his wife the former Baroness Marie-Christine Frn von Reibnitz (b.15 Jan 1945), and Sophie Lara Winkleman (b London 5 Aug 1980), daughter of Barry L.D. Winkleman (b Islington 1939) by his wife the former Cindy Black.

The bride's father married 1stly, at Hendon, 1968, Evelyn Pollard, and had issue, Claudia Anne I. Winkleman (b London 1972. He married 2ndly, at Camden, 1979, Cynthia J. Black.

The bride is a granddaughter of Leonard Winkleman who married at Hackney in 1935, Fanny Goldstein.

The abovementioned Eve Pollard married 2ndly, at Islington, 1979, Sir
Nicholas Markley Lloyd (born 9 June 1942) is a British former
newspaper editor and broadcaster. Lloyd graduated from St Edmund Hall,
Oxford. He edited the Sunday People from 1982 to 1983, then moved to
edit the News of the World for a year from 1984, and finally edited
the Daily Express from 1986 until 1995.Lloyd received a knighthood in
the 1990 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours. He presented a
breakfast show on LBC 97.3, a London radio station, from 1997 to 1999.
Since 1996, he has been the chairman of the Brown Lloyd James public
relations consultancy.


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--==--

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Edward Willia Mattinson

Harriet Ann Mattinson (née Waley-Cohen, b 1976), scion of the Waley-Cohen Baronets, and wife of David J. Mattinson, gave birth to a son Edward William, 1st September, 2009, a brother for Joshua.

David is the son of Mr & Mrs Michael Mattinson, of Eastbourne, and Harriet is the daughter of Sir Stephen Harry Waley-Cohen, 2nd Baronet (b. 1946) & Mrs Rob Dixon, of London.

--==--

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Robert Ralph Baptist Pridden

Georgina Rose Alianore Pridden (née Lethbridge b. 1980), wife of
Benedict John Anthony (Ben) Pridden, (b. 1973), gave birth to a son,
Robert Ralph Baptist, 29 Aug 2009, a brother for Lottie and Taggie.

Ben Pridden is the only son of Mr Robert Pridden, of Exton, Rutland,
by his wife the former Lady Maria Noel (b. 1951), and Georgina is the
eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Periam Hector Noel Lethbridge, 7th
Baronet, (b. 1950), of Newmarket, Suffolk, and of Susan Lady
Lethbridge, of Milverton, Somerset (nee Susan Elizabeth Rocke, of
Maryland, United States).


The Priddens are cousins, albeit several times removed. Georgina's
paternal grandmother, Evelyn Diana (wife of the 6th Baronet) is a
daughter of Lt-Col Francis Noel, of the Earls of Gainsborough. Ben is
a grandson
maternally of the 5th Earl of Gainsborough.


======

Monday, September 07, 2009

Astor/Stutz marriage

-__.The marriage took place 5 Sept 2009, a St Augustine's, East Hendred, Berks, between the Hon William Waldorf Astor (b 19 Jan 1979) , elder son of the 4th Viscount Astor (b 27 Dec 1951), by his wife, the former Annabel Lucy Victoria Jones (descended from the Barons Clifford of Chudleigh), and Lohralee Stutz, daughter of Mrs Lee Villas and Mr Serge-Alian Stutz.

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Death of Baroness Chapman aged 48

The Baroness Chapman died at Leeds, West Yorkshire, 3 September, 2009. The crossbench life peer was 48.

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/City-mourns-two-of-its.5620698.jp

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/baroness_chapman

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicola_Chapman,_Baroness_Chapman

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Death of John Wellesley, 47, kinsman of the Duke of Wellington

John Wellesley, who died 29 August, 2009, after a long illness, aged
47, was a scion of the Dukes of Wellington. He was b 1962, son of Maj
Richard Wellesley, MC (1920-84), by his 1st wife the former Ruth Haig
Thomas (b 1924), descended from the Earls of Normanton, dau of Peter
Haig-Thomas, by his wife Lady Alexandra Agar.

John's paternal grandfather was Lt-Col Lord George Wellesley
(1889-1967), a yr son of the 4th Duke of Wellington (1949-1934) and a
brother of the 5th Duke (1876-1941), and of the 7th Duke (1885-1972).


John Wellesley married in 1994 (Sarah) Catriona Grantham Duncan, dau.
of Dr. David Duncan, and he is survived by her and by a son, Thomas
Richard H. Wellesley, who was born in 2000.

+ Hon Patricia Borwick (nee McAlpine)

The Hon Paricia Garnett Borwick, who died at her home 21 Aug 2009, was the widow of the Hon Robin Sandbach Borwick (b. 22 Mar 1927; d. 26 Nov 2003) scion of the Barons Borwick, and was a dau of the life peer the Baron McAlpine of Moffat, by his wife Ella Mary Gardner Garnett, 2nd dau. of James Gardner Garnett, of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She marr. 2 Dec 1950, and leaves issue:- (i) (Geoffrey Robert) James Borwick, who succeeded his uncle as 5th Baron Borwick in 2007; (ii) the Hon Richard David Borwick, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 2008 (b. 24 Jul 1960), mar. 1983 Nicole D Kerr, dau. of S/Ldr Ronald M Kerr MVO, of Westwinds, Mouldford, co. Oxford, and has issue; (i) the Hon Judith Patricia Borwick, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 2008 (b. 13 Jun 1952), mar. 27 Nov 1971 Padraic Desmond Curry-Towneley-O'Hagan, only son of Capt Ian Desmond Curry-Towneley-O'Hagan.

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India Rose Skipwith

__.Mary Skipwith (née Wilkinson), wife of Julian Alexandre d'Estoteville Skipwith (b. 1972), scion of the Skipwith Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, India Rose, 23 August, 2009.

Julian is the son of Richard Peyton Skipwith (b. 1937), and Mrs Skipwith, of Wickham, Hampshire, Mary is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Bruce Wilkinson, of Glapthorn, Northamptonshire.

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Death at 91 of Lord Buxton of Alsa

The Baron Buxton of Alsa, KCVO, MC, DL died 1 September 2009, after a short illness. He was 91.
Life peer Aubrey Leland Oakes Buxton was b 15 Jul 918, scion of the Buxton Baronets, son of Leland William Wilberforce Buxton and Ada Mary Oakes, and was educated at Ampleforth College, Yorkshire and Trinity College, Cambridge. Buxton served in the Royal Artillery in the Second World War, having been decorated with the Military Cross in 1943.From 1958 to 1988, he was a Director of Anglia Television. In 1964, Buxton was Extra Equerry to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and in 1972 High Sheriff of Essex. He became Deputy Lieutenant of Essex in 1975 and held this office until 1985.On 11 May 1978, he was created a life peer as Baron Buxton of Alsa, of Stiffkey in the County of Norfolk. In 1996, Buxton, was invested as a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. Lord Buxton of Alsa has been married twice; to Pamela Mary Birkin, daughter of Sir Henry Birkin, 3rd Baronet on 14 November 1946, and after her death in 1983, to Kathleen Peterson on 16 July 1988. He has six children by his first wife, four daughters and two sons.

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Death of Queen's old friend the Countess of Westmorland

Jane Countess of Westmorland, who died 1 September, 2009, was one of the Queen's oldest friends and widow of HM's Master of the Horse, the 15th Earl of Westmorland.

She was born Jane Barbara Findlay, 25 September 1928, a daughter of Lt.-Col. Sir Roland Lewis Findlay, 3rd Baronet, by his wife the former Barbara Joan Garrard.

She married 20 Jun 1950, David Anthony Thomas Fane, 15th Earl of Westmorland, GCVO (1924-1993), son of Lt.-Cdr. Vere Anthony Francis St. Clair Fane, 14th Earl of Westmorland by his wife the former Hon. Diana Lister (see Ribblesdale B, Ext). Her home was The Old Vicarage, Badminton, Gloucestershire.

Her husband was a Lord in Waiting to HM and served as Master of the Horse from 1978 to 1991 when he retired due to ill health.

She is survived by two sons, (i) Anthony David Francis Henry Fane, 16th Earl of Westmorland (b 1 Aug 1951); and (ii) the Hon. Harry St. Clair Fane (b 19 Mar 1953), and (i) the Lady Camilla Diana Fane (b 26 Dec 1957).

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

David Arthur Wigram Money 1912-2009

David Arthur Wigram Money, who died 17 July 2009 aged 97, was a
favourite accompanist of the versatile opera and concert singer Ian
Wallace; he was also a Daily Telegraph music critic for 35 years. He
was born at Chelsea on January 4 1912, the eldest son of Maj.Gen. Sir
Arthur Wigram Money, KCB, KBE, CSI (d 1951), by his wife the former
Euphemia Mabel Drummond (1881-1964) scion of the Earls of Perth, and
of Beauclerk descent from the Merrie Monarch, Charles II. He married
1938, Diana Stone (d 2007). & had issue, (i) Christopher Money (b
1941), (ii) Lucilla Money, (b 1943), (iii) Josephine Money (b 1945),
and (iv) Charlotte Money, (b 1950).

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Lord Chesham dies aged 67

The 6th Baron Chesham died 27 August 2009. He was 67. Lord Chesham was b Nicholas Charles Cavendish, 7 Nov 1941; he succeeded to the family honours on the demise of his father, 23 Dec, 1989; mar. (1)4 Nov 1965 (div. 1969) Susan Donne Beauchamp, 1st dau. of Dr Frederick Guy Beauchamp, of the Old House Farm, Fulmer, co. Buckingham, by his wife Hon Susan Silence North (granted the title, rank and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant in 1947), 2nd dau. of Hon Dudley William John North MC (by his wife Dorothy Donne, dau. of Capt J R Donne), 1st son and heir app. of William Frederick John [North], 12th Baron North; mar. (2)1973 Suzanne Adrienne Byrne, 1st dau. of Alan Gray Byrne, of Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. H leaves issue by his 2nd wife, (i) the Hon Charles Gray Compton Cavendish (b. 11 Nov 1974), who now succeeds to the peerag. He mar. 15 Jun 2002 Sarah Elizabeth Dawson, dau. of Bruce Dawson, of London, and has issue; (ii) the.Hon William George Gray Cavendish (b. 13 Apr 1980)

Service of Celebration of his life at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Preston Candover, Friday 4th September.

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Edward René David Goldsmith 1928-2009

_Edward René David Goldsmith, environmentalist, was born on November 8, 1928, son of Frank Goldsmith, MP (1878-1967), & was elder brother billionaire financier Sir James Michael Goldsmith (1933-97), & sometime brother-in-law of Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart. Teddy died in Italy, 21 August 2009, aged 80.

He was twice wed. He had 1 son and 2 daus from his first marriage and 2 sons from his 2nd marriage. His daughter, Clio is wife of Mark Roland Shand (b 28 Jun 1951), descended from the Barons Ashcombe, and brother of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

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Carroll/Lowson engagement

_ The engagement was announced 31 Aug 2009 between Andrew P.L. Carroll, elder son of Mr and Mrs Peter Carroll, of Sandwich, Kent, and Katherine L.P. Lowson, scion of the Lowson Baronets, daughter of Sir Ian and Lady Lowson, of Amulree, Perthshire.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Douglas/Renton marriage

_.The marriage took place 13 Aug 2009, in Croatia, between Justin Sholto James Douglas (b 1972), scion of the Earls of Morton, eldest son of Mr James Sholto Arthur Douglas (b 1935), by his 1st wife the former Tedda Anne Webber now Mrs David Reid), and Diana Yasmin Renton, younger daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Bruce Renton..—


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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Son for Lady Courtenay (aka AJ Langer the actress)

Allison Joy (AJ) Courtenay, styled Lady Courtenay (aka the actress AJ Langer, b 22 May 1974) wife of Lord Courtenay, son and heir of the Earl & Countess of Devon, of Powderham Castle, Devon, gave birth to a son, the Hon Jack Haydon Langer Courtenay, 16 Aug 2009, in California, United States, a brother for the Hon Joscelyn Skye, who was b 31 January, 2007.

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Mary Stephanie Stewart (nee de Bertodano) c1911-2009

Mary Stephanie Stewart, who died at St. Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, 16
Aug 2009, aged 98, was b circa 1911, as Mary Stephanie de Bertodano,
daughter of Frederick Ramon de Bertodano, 8th Marquis del Moral, by
his 1st wife the former Lady Ida Elizabeth Dalzell (1876-1940), dau of
the 11th Earl of Carnwath (1847-1910).

Requiem Mass, 3rd September 2009 at Church of Christ the Prince of
Peace, Portmore Park Road, Weybridge, Surrey, followed by private
interment later.


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Friday, August 21, 2009

House of Commons invader to wed

_.The engagement was announced 21 Aug 2009, between Richard T.H.
Wakeham, son of Mr Antony Wakeham, of Bramham, West Yorkshire, by his
wife the former Marcia Eizabeth Lane Fox (b 1940), scion of that LG
family of Bramham Park, & Zoe R. Sweeting, dau of Mr & Mrs Leonard
Sweeting, of Cotness, East Yorkshire.

Richard Wakeham was one of eight bloodsports supporters convicted on
26/5/05 of violating the Public Order Act Section 5 after invading the
House of Commons during a debate on the Hunting Bill. His maternal
grandmother was the Hon Marcia Agnes Mary Lane Fox, eldest dau of the
1st (and last) Baron Bingley, PC.


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Flora Zita Elizabeth Savile

Alexandra Elizabeth Savile (nee Farquhar, b 1971), scion of the
Farquhar Baronets, and wife of Andrew David Savile (b 1973), scion of
the Earls of Mexborough, gav birth to a daughter, Flora Zita
Elizabeth, 12 Aug 2009.

Andrew is the second son of the Hon (Charles) Anthony Savile (b 1934)
and Mrs Savile, of Ware, Hertfordshire, and Alexandra (Alex) is the
eldest daughter of Mr Anthony Charles Farquhar (b 1942) and the late
Mrs Farquhar, of St Gennys, Cornwall, and niece of Sir Michael
Farquhar, 7th Baronet.


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Death of artist Flavia Irwin (Lady de Grey)

Lady de Grey, whon died 1 Aug 2009, aged 92, was the artist and
designer Flavia Irwin, and widow of Sir Roger de Grey (1918-95),
painter, sometime President of the Royal Academy, scion of the Barons
Walsingham. She was born Flavia Hatt Irwin, 15 Dec 1916. She is
survived by 2 sons and 1 dau.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Viscount Gage becomes a father again at 75

_The Viscountess Gage, nee Alexandra Templeton), (2nd) wife since Apr 2009 of the 8th Viscount Gage, DL (b 9 Apr 1934), gave birth to son the Hon John Valentine Gage, circa Aug 2009 (Daily Mail 20/8/2009). Lord Gage married firstly, 1974 the Lady Diana Adrienne Beatty (b. 13 Sep 1952), only dau. of the 2nd Earl Beatty, by his third wife Adelle Dillingham, dau. of M Dillingham, of Oklahoma City, USA, and has sons, (i) the Hon Henry William Gage (b. 25 Jun 1975), and (ii) the Hon Richard David Benedict Gage (b. 21 Feb 1977).

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Toby Francis Oliver Speir

(Lucy) Annabel Speir (nee Douglas-Pennant, b 1977), scion of the Barons Penrhyn, wife of Edward F. Speir, scion of that LG family, gave birth to a son, Toby Francis Oliver, 7 Aug 2009, a brother for Poppy.

Edward is the elder son of Mr & Mrs Adrian Speir, of Melsonby, North Yorkshire, & Annabel is a daughter of Mr Hugh Archibald Douglas-Pennant (b. 1951), of Stansfield, Suffolk, by his first wife, the former Henrietta Berger (now Mrs Henrietta Green, of Tichborne, Hampshire).

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

William Howard-Vyse

Claire Howard-Vyse (née Underwood), wife of James Edward Howard-Vyse (b. 1977), gave birth to a son, William, 30 July, 2009, a brother for Charlie, who was b 1st Dec 2007.

James is the son of Lieutenant Colonel John Cecil Howard-Vyse (b. 1947), of that BLG family, of The Old Vicarage, Burneston, Bedale, North Yorkshire, by his wife, the former Jennifer Anne Collin, and Claire is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Underwood, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.


James Howard-Vyse's paternal grandfather, Lt-Gen. Sir Edward Dacre Howard-Vyse, KBE, CB, MC (who d. 1992) married in 1940, Mary Bridget, dau of Colonel the Hon. Claude Willoughby, MVO, and granddaughter of
the 8th Baron Middleton.


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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Poppy Josephine Vernon-Harcourt

Joanna N. Vernon-Harcourt, wife of the Hon Oliver Vernon-Harcourt, 3rd son of Lord and Lady Vernon, gave birth to a daughter, Poppy Josephine, 16 July 2009.

Mrs Vernon-Harcourt is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Kenneth Hall of Crewkerne, Somerset.

Double celebration for Lord Vernon - 2 grandchildren on the same day!


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Life peer Lord Gregson dies aged 85

The Baron Gregson, a life peer since 1975, died in hospital, 12 Aug
2009. He was 85.

John Gregson was b 29 Jan 1924, the son of John Gregson. From 1996 he
was Treasurer of the Built Environment Group. He was also Honorary
Life President of the Labour Finance and Industry Group. Created a
life peer in 1975, he took the title Baron GREGSON, of Stockport in
Greater Manchester.


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Priestley/Benson engagement

.—The engagement was announced 18 Aug 2009, between Alexander P.J Priestley, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Jeremy Priestley, of London, and Honor M. Benson, scion of the LG family of Benson of Lutwyche, only daughter of the late Charles Edward Riou Benson (1935-2002), by his 2nd wife the former Carolyn Gerrard Leigh.

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Hides/Somerset engagement

The engagement was announced 18 Aug 2009 between Christian H. Hides, son of Mr and Mrs David Hides, of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, and Anne Marguerite Somerset (b 1978), scion of the Dukes of Beaufort, daughter of Robin Fitzroy Somerset (b 1930), of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, by his wife the former Sarah Marguerite Mills, dau of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Mills, KCB, CBE, DSC.

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Scarlet Lucy Vernon-Harcourt

Rachel Emma Vernon-Harcourt (nee Langrish), wife of the Hon Edward William Vernon-Harcourt, (b. 1973), second son of the 11th Baron Vernon and Baroness Vernon, of Debden Green, Saffron Walden, gave birth to a dau, Scarlet Lucy, 16 July 2009, a sister for Freddie, who was b 28 May, 2007.

Rachel is the elder daughter of Mr Michael Langrish & his wife Esther, of Exeter.



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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Theodore George Rittson-Thomas

Kate Rittson-Thomas, wife of Rupert O. Rittson-Thomas (b 1963), gave
birth to a son Theodore George (Theo), 29 June, 2009, a brother for
Walter Robert.

Rupert is a son of George Christopher Rittson-Thomas (b 1927) by his
wife the former Silvia Catriona Fleming (b 1930), scion of that LG
family of Nettlebed, Oxon, dau of Maj Philip Fleming (b 1889), by hi
wife the former Joan Cecil Hunloke (1901-91), dau of Maj Sir Philip
Hunloke (aka Perceval) (1868-1947), son of Philip Perceval by his wife
the former Hon Ernestine Wellington Sidney, dau of the 1st Baron De
L'Isle & Dudley by his wife the former Lady Sophia FitzClarence,
natural dau of His Majesty King William IV by Mrs Jordan.


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van Cutsem/Hadden-Paton marriage

__.Prince William of Wales was present at the marriage which took place at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, 14 Aug 2009, between Captain Nicholas van Cutsem, The Life Guards (b 13 Apr 1977), scion of that LG family an descended from the Marquesses of Northampton, son of Hugh Bernard Edward van Cutsem (b 1941), of Hilborough, Norfolk, by his wife the former Jonkyrouwe Emilie van Ufford, & Alice C. Hadden-Paton, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Nigel Hadden-Paton, of Cattistock, Dorset..—

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kalula Charis Hope Inglis-Jones

The Madam Kincaid of Kincaid (nee Arabella Jane Hornell Lennox), wife of Giles Vivian Inglis-Jones, gave birth to a daughter, Kalula Charis Hope, 12 August, 2009, a sister for Angus, Jessie, Isabella and Dominic.

Madam Kincaid of Kincaid succeeded her grandmother in the chieftainship (1999) and matriculated her coat of arms, 26 January 2001 and assumed the name Arabella Jane Kincaid of Kincaid.

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Hon David Layton dies

The Hon David Layton, who has died, was the son of the 1st Baron LAYTON (cr UK 1947) and Eleanor Dorothea daughter of Francis Beresford Plumptre OSMASTON. He married
1st 1939 (div 1972) Elizabeth, dau of Rev Robert Miller GRAY, of Hampstead and had two sons: Jonathan Francis b 1942 married with two sons and a dau; and Mark Oliver b 1944 and unmarried (according to Debrett’s but note Burke’s has him married to Penelope HAMILTON, no issue); and a dau Hilary Ruth b 1947 and unmarried. David Layton married 2nd 1972 Joy PARKINSON. He was heir presumptive to his nephew, the 3rd Baron, a place now taken by his eldest son. His younger brother survives him. He is the Hon Christopher Walter LAYTON b 1929 and thrice married with one son (John Stephen b 1955, unm) and four daus. He and his son occupy the final 4th and 5th
positions in the line of succession to the barony.

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+ Hon Sonia Hammond-Maude (nee Peake)

_.The Hon Sonia Hammond-Maude (nee Peake), who died 30 July, 2009, was a dau of the 1st Viscount Ingleby and Lady Joan Rachel de Vere CAPELL (dau of 7th Earl of Essex) and married 1st 1946 (div 1958) (the man who later became) the 12th Marquess of Tweeddale and is the mother of the present Marquess. She married 2nd 1966 Maj Michael William Vernon HAMMOND-MAUDE.

Carola Eloise Philippi dies

Telegraph notice: August 6th 2009
PHILIPPI
Carola Eloise (née Ramsden) peacefully at home 2nd August 2009.
Beloved wife of Robert and much loved mother of Sebastian and Jeremy.
Thanksgiving Services 13th August, 11.30 a.m. St James Church, Muthill
and 25th September, 3 p.m. St Michael & All Angels, Ednam, Lincs. No
flowers.
Carola Eloise Philippi died 2 Aug 2009. She was the dau of John St Maur RAMSDEN (1902-ka1948) and Lady Catherine Mary Clemintina HEATHCOTE-DRUMMOND-WILLOUGHBY (1906-96, dau of 2nd Earl of ANCASTER (now Barons Willoughby de Eresby)) and the granddau of Sir John Frescheville Ramsden 6th Bt (1877-1958) and Joan (d 1974) scion of the Buxton Bts. She m 1st 1961 George Fillmore MILLER III of Princetown, Mass and had a son (Maj Sebastian St Maur MILLER b 1965 and married with a son and a dau). She m 2ndly 1974 Robert E J PHILIPPI son of Col George Philippi of Madrid and had another son (James Jeremy George PHILIPPI b 1975 and married with a son). Her eldest son now takes his mother's place as co-heir to Baroness Willoughby de Eresby (b 1934, unm), the other co-heir being Sir George John Aird 4th Bt (b 1940, married with a son (m 2007) and two daus (one of whom is married with 2 daus)). It is between these two and their heirs that any future abeyance will have to be terminated.

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Carola Eloise Philippi dies

Telegraph notice: August 6th 2009
PHILIPPI
Carola Eloise (née Ramsden) peacefully at home 2nd August 2009.
Beloved wife of Robert and much loved mother of Sebastian and Jeremy.
Thanksgiving Services 13th August, 11.30 a.m. St James Church, Muthill
and 25th September, 3 p.m. St Michael & All Angels, Ednam, Lincs. No
flowers.
Carola Eloise Philippi died 2 Aug 2009. She was the dau of John St Maur RAMSDEN (1902-ka1948) and Lady Catherine Mary Clemintina HEATHCOTE-DRUMMOND-WILLOUGHBY (1906-96, dau of 2nd Earl of ANCASTER (now Barons Willoughby de Eresby)) and the granddau of Sir John Frescheville Ramsden 6th Bt (1877-1958) and Joan (d 1974) scion of the Buxton Bts. She m 1st 1961 George Fillmore MILLER III of Princetown, Mass and had a son (Maj Sebastian St Maur MILLER b 1965 and married with a son and a dau). She m 2ndly 1974 Robert E J PHILIPPI son of Col George Philippi of Madrid and had another son (James Jeremy George PHILIPPI b 1975 and married with a son). Her eldest son now takes his mother's place as co-heir to Baroness Willoughby de Eresby (b 1934, unm), the other co-heir being Sir George John Aird 4th Bt (b 1940, married with a son (m 2007) and two daus (one of whom is married with 2 daus)). It is between these two and their heirs that any future abeyance will have to be terminated.

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Sir Edward Archdale, 3rd Baronet, dies

Captain Sir Edward Folmer Archdale, 3rd Baronet, of Riversdale (Co. Fermanagh),
on Friday 31st July after a long illness, aged 87 years. Mentioned in
Dispatches in 1940.—(HMS Sabre, Dunkirk) and awarded the DSC in 1943
(HMS Unbroken, Mediterranean petrols 1942-43). Survived by two
children and three grandchildren. Service to be held at 2 p.m. on
Thursday 13th August at St. Mary's Church, Caterham, Surrey CR3 5RA.
Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, to The Stroke
Association (www.stroke.org.uk) Enquiries n...@nickarchdale.com or
07837 518928 "Frango infractus".

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Maj Victor Ronald Seely - dies

Major Victor Ronald Seely, who has died aged 68 was a scion of the Seely Baronets.

He is the son of Maj Sir Victor Basil John SEELY 4th Bt (1900-80) and
his 3rd wife Mary Frances Margaret dau of William Ronald COLLINS of
South Kensington. He married 1972 Annette Bruce dau of Lt-Col J. A. D.
McEWEN, of Salperton House, Salperton, Cheltenham and had an only son
WILLIAM VICTOR CONWAY b 16 Sept 1983 (unm), who succeeds his father as
the present 5th Bt's heir presumptive.

Lord Milo Douglas

Lord Milo Douglas, the second son of the Marquess of Queensberry, has died aged 34, after leaping from the roof of a council tower block.

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Paulette Howard-Johnston 1904-2009

Mrs Paulette Howard-Johnston (nee Helleu), who has died aged 104, was the dau of the French artist Paul Helleu and Alice Guerin. She
married in 1955, as his 3rd wife, Rear-Admiral Clarence Dinsmore
"Johnny" Howard-Johnston CB DSO DSC. He was the son of John Howard-
Johnston and Countess Pierre de Breuil de St Germain and had married
1stly Lady Alexandra Henrietta Louisa HAIG, eldest dau of FM 1st Earl
Haig & Hon Dorothy Maud dau of 3rd Baron Vivian. (The late Duchess of
Gloucester and the present Duke of Edinburgh stood sponsors to their
elder and younger sons respectively.)

Mrs Howard-Johnston was a Chevalier of the Légion d' honneur and an
Officier des Arts et des Lettres.

Sir John Barry Salusbury-Trelawny, 13th Baronet

Sir John Barry Salusbury-Trelawny, 13th Baronet Trelawny of Trelawne, died suddenly at home 29th July 2009.

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Sasha Joan Leatham

Henrietta Leatham (nee Walder-Smith), wife of Patrick Hawke Leatham
(b. 1974), gave birth to a daughter, Sasha Joan, 3 Aug 2009, a sister
for Sophia Louise, who was b 17 October, 2006, & for Scarlett Rose,
who was b. 5 December, 2004.

Patrick is the eldest son of Mr Philip Leatham, of Gloucestershire,
and the Hon. Mrs Sanders, of Wiltshire; & Henrietta is a daughter of
Mr Reginald Walder-Smith & Mrs Franco Morganti, of Surrey.


Patrick is a scion of the Leatham BLG family, and descended
(paternally) from Henry Seymour Berry, 1st & last Baron Buckland,
(1877-1928), who left five daughters at his decease.


Patrick's mother is the former Hon. Rowena Margaret Hawke, fifth of
the seven daughters of the late 9th Baron Hawke (1901-85), m. (i)
1971, William Philip Leatham, & (ii), 1990, William T. Sanders. The
Hon Mrs Sanders is/was Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Michael of
Kent.


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Henry William Robert Stonor

The Lady Ailsa Fiona Stonor (b 1977, née Mackay) wife of the Hon
(Ralph) William Robert Thomas Stonor (b. 10 Sept 1974), son and heir
of the 7th Baron Camoys and Baroness Camoys, gave birth to a son,
Henry William Robert, 29 uly, 2009, a brother for Ralph Thomas William
Peter, who was b 1 June, 2007. Lady Ailsa is a daughter of the 4th
Earl of Inchcape and the Countess of Inchcape.

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Sir James St Clair-Ford, 7th Bt

Sir James St Clair-Ford, 7th Baronet, died 3 Aug 2009, aged 57.

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