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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Harry Byatt: son of one of Diana's Ladies in Waiting dies at 19

_. Harry Byatt, who died 6 August, 2017, whilst underwater swimming in Greece, aged 19, was the son of a Lady-in-Waiting to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Harry was the son of Duncan Ian Arthur Campbell Byatt (b 1962), by his wife the former Alexandra Mary Loyd (b 1961), a friend of Diana, Princess of Wales, and one of her ladies in waiting. Harry's maternal grandfather, Sir Julian Loyd, KCVO, of that landed family, was land agent to Her Majesty the Queen at Sandringham, 1964-91.

Alexandra Byatt was an extra Lady in Waiting 1986-91, then Lady-in-Waiting 1991-97.

There will be a memorial service in Scotland on Friday 6 Oct, 2017, at Leargnahension Church, Carse, and a service of thanksgiving in London at St Luke's Church, Ramsden Rd, SW12, on Wednesday 8 November, 2017.


The 4th Baron Cochrane of Cults 1926-2017

_. The 4th Baron Cochrane of Cults died at his home, 11 September, 2017, aged 90.

Ralph Henry Vere Cochrane was born 20 Sept, 1926, a younger son of the 2nd Baron Cochrane of Cults (1883-1968), by his wife the former Hon Elin Douglas-Pennant (d 1934), fifth daughter of the 2nd Baron Penrhyn; married 18 Dec, 1956, Janet Mary Watson Cheyne, daughter of William Hunter Watson Cheyne, by whom he had issue, two sons.

He succeeded to the barony (cr 1919), on the demise of his elder brother, the 3rd peer, 15 June, 1990.

Lord Cochrane of Cults is survived by his wife, two sons, Thomas and Michael, and two grandchildren, Katherine and Edward.

The peerage now devolves upon his elder son, Thomas, who was born 7 Sept, 1957.

The funeral is at Cults Kirk, Pitlessie, 5 Oct, 2017.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Florence Lucy Heathcoat Amory (born 2017)

_. Lucy Heathcoat Amory (nee Reid), wife of Simon Charles Heathcoat Amory (b 1982), scion of the Heathcoat Amory Baronets (Baronet, UK, cr 1874), gave birth to a third child, a daughter, Florence Lucy, 9 September, 2017, a sister for Arthur and George.

Simon is the elder son of Charles William Heathcoat Amory (b 1945), of South Molton, Devon, and Mrs Harmony Joanna Heathcoat Amory (nee Lyell), of Wylye, Wiltshire, and Lucy Heathcoat Amory is the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Reid, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Rufus Hugh Grenville Cazalet (born 2017)

_. Rowena Cazalet [nee Jones], wife of Peter Thomas Grenville Cazalet [born 1987], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Rufus Hugh Grenville, 24 August, 2017.

Peter Cazalet is a son of Peter Charles Grenville Cazalet [b 1959], by his wife the former Victoria Jane Perry.

Rowena is a daughter of Dr & Mrs Barry Jones, of Lower Swell, Somerset.


Redmayne/Fane engagement

__. The engagement was announced 18 September, 2017, between Thomas Leo (Tom) Redmayne (born 1987), younger son of Richard Charles Tunstall Redmayne, of Chelsea, London, by his wife the former Patricia A. Burke, & Helena Evelyn Cecily (Nell) Fane (born 1989), scion of the Earls of Westmorland, younger daughter of Mr Edward Hugh Reynardson Fane (born 1957), of Ashley, Hampshire, by his wife the former Suki Serena Mitchell.

Tom Redmayne is a younger brother of the Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sir Christopher Royden, 5th Baronet 1937-2017

_, Sir Christopher Royden, 5th Baronet, died 11 September, 2017. He was 80.

Christopher John Royden was born 26 February, 1937, and succeeded his father, Sir John Ledward Royden, in 1976. Married in 1961, Diana Bridget, the only daughter of Lt-Colonel Joseph Henry Goodhart, MC, by whom he had issue, two sons and a daughter. The baronetcy now passes to his elder son, John Michael Joseph, who was born 17 March, 1965.

A service of thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Bibury, Gloucestershire, 29 September, 2017.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

McColl/Callander engagement

__. The engagement was announced 13 September, 2017, between Robbie T.C. McColl, son of General Sir John and Lady McColl, of Middle Woodford, Wiltshire, & Alice V. Callander, daughter of the late Maj (John) Henry Burn Callander, 9th of Prestonhall (1948-2010), of that landed family, by his wife the former Jacqueline Hulda Crocker.


MacColl/Jeffreys engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 September, 2017, between George C.A. MacColl, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Christopher MacColl, of Holybourne, Hampshire, & the Hon Alice Mary Jeffreys (born 1986), scion of the Barons Jeffreys, only daughter of the 3rd Baron Jeffreys (born 1957), of Sproxton, Leicestershire, by his wife the former Anne Elizabeth Denarie.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Montagu-Pollock/Matheson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 September, 2017, between Archer William Montagu-Pollock (born 1986), scion of the Montagu-Pollock baronets, second son of Jonathan David Montagu-Pollock (born 1947), of Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Deirdre Clare Binding, and Louisa Alexandra Matilda Matheson (born 1989), scion of the Matheson baronets, daughter of Lt-Col Sir Alexander Matheson, 8th Baronet (b 26 Aug 1954), of Brightwalton, Berkshire, by his wife the former Katharine Davina Mary Oswald (descended from the Marquesses of Exeter).


Jonkheer Anthony James Hugo Loudon 1966-2017

_. Jonkheer Anthony James Hugo Loudon, who died suddenly, 6 September, 2017, at Tichborne House, aged 51, was descended from the Doughty-Tichborne baronets.

He was born 10 June, 1966, son of Jonkheer John Louson by his wife the former Anne Denise Doughty-Tichborne (b 3 March, 1938), daughter of the 14th baronet; married Catherine Blair, by whom he had issue, three children, Ella, Jamie and Nina.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Cobb/Ferguson marriage

__. The marriage took place ___ September, 2017, at Dummer, Hampshire between Harry Timothy Cobb (b 1985), descended from the Holland-Martin landed family, son of Mr Timothy B Cobb, of Bothampstead, Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire, by his wife the former Emma Rose Holland-Martin (b 5 Sep 1953), & Eliza C.A. Ferguson (b 1986), descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry etc, daughter of the late Maj Ronald Ivor Ferguson, by his second wife the former Susan Rosemary Deptford (now Lady Swinburn, of Dummer Down, Hampshire).
Eliza Ferguson is a half-sister of Sarah Duchess of York. The duchess and Princess Beatrice of York were present at the marriage.


Saturday, September 09, 2017

Hon Alexander David James Mackay (b 2017)

_.Rebecca M Mackay, styled Viscountess Glenapp, wife of Fergus James Keith Mackay, styled Viscount Glenapp (b 9 Jul 1979) scion of the Earls of Inchcape (Earl, UK, cr 1929), gave birth to a son and heir, Alexander David James, 19 August, 2017, a brother for the Hon Leonora Georgina Frances Mackay, who was b 8 August,. 2015.

Viscount Glenapp is the son and heir of the 4th Earl of Inchcape (b 1943), and Countess of Inchcape, of Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire. Viscountess Glenapp is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Jackson, of Cottisford, Northamptonshire. 


Friday, September 08, 2017

Alexander Mungo Warrender (born 2017)

_. Laura Yseulte Warrender (born 1988, nee Buchan), wife of Jonathan Hew (Jack) Warrender (born 1985), scion of the Barons Bruntisfield, gave birth to a son, Alexander Mungo, at Glasgow, 3 September, 2017.

Jack Warrender is a son of Hon Jonathan James WARRENDER (b 1954, s of 2nd Baron BRUNTISFIELD (1921-2007)) and Fiona Mary LAING (b 1954), scion of the STAIR earls, etc.

Laura Warrender is a dau of Hon Charles Walter Edward Ralph BUCHAN (b 1951, s of 3rd Baron TWEEDSMUIR (1916-2008)) and Fiona Jane (b 1953 reg Q4 Staffordshire) d of Capt Edmund Paul CARLISLE (b 1922 reg Q3 Cheshire) of Pentyrwrlodd and Rosemary Elizabeth Annabel THURSBY-PELHAM (1923-2013), scion of that gentry family formerly of Danyrallt.


Hon William Fox Ramsay (born 2017)

_. Kaitlin Marie, Lady Ramsay, wife of Simon David Ramsay, syled Lord Ramsay (born 1981), scion of the Earls of Dalhousie, gave birth to a son, the Hon William Fox Ramsay, 25 August, 2017.

Lord Ramsay is the son and heir of the 17th Earl of DALHOUSIE (b 1948) and Marilyn Davina (b 1950) d of Maj Sir David Henry BUTTER KCVO MC (1920-2010), sometime head of that gentry family of Pitlochry, and Myra Alice CVO (b 1925) dau of Sir Harold Augustus WERNHER (1893-1973) GCVO 3rd & last Bt and Lady (Anastasia Michailovna) Zia CBE (1892-1977) dau of the Grand Duke Michael Michailovitch of Russia (1861-1929).

Lady Ramsay is a daughter of Mr and Mrs John J. Kubinsky, Sr, of Charlotte, North Carolina.


Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Sir Anthony Evans, 2nd Baronet 1922-2017

_. Sir Anthony Evans, 2nd Baronet, died in France, 30th August, 2017, aged 95.

Anthony Adney Evans was born 5 Aug, 1922, succeeded his father, Sir Walter Harry Evans, in 1954; educ at Shrewsbury & Merton College, Oxford; married 1stly, 1948 (Div 1957), Rita Beatrice, dau of Alfred David Kettle, of Souldern, Oxon, and 2ndly, 1958, Sylvia Jean, and he leaves issue from his first marriage.


Monday, September 04, 2017

10th Duke of Richmond & Gordon 1929-2017

_. The 10th Duke of Richmond & Gordon, owner of 'Glorious Goodwood' died 1 September, 2017. He was aged 87.

The Duke, a direct descendant of King Charles II and Louise de Kerouaille, was Duke of Richmond, Duke of Lennox, Duc de Aubigny (in France), Duke of Gordon, Earl of March, Darnley and Kinrara, Baron Settrington & Lord Torbolton.

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox was born 19 Sept, 1929, son of the 9th Duke of Richmond & Gordon (1904-89), by his wife the former Elizabeth Grace Hudson (died 1992); succeeded to the family honours on the death of his father, 2 Nov, 1989; served as Lord Lieutenant for West Sussex until his resignation in 1994; married 26 May, 1951, Susan Monica, daughter of Colonel Cecil Grenville-Grey, CBE (& descended from the Morrison-Bell baronets), by whom he had issue, and adopted daughters.

The Duke is succeeded by his only son, Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, styled Earl of March & Kinrara, who was born 8 January, 1955. The 11th Duke is married to the Hon Janet Elizabeth Astor, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Astor.


Friday, September 01, 2017

The Baroness O'Neill 1940-2017

_. The Baroness O'Neill, who died in County Antrim, 29 August, 2017, aged 76, was the wife of the 4th Baron O'Neill, sometime Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, and was a scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry.

She was born Georgina Mary Montagu Douglas Scott, 28 Nov, 1940, elder daughter of Lord George Montagu Douglas Scott, by his wife the artist Molly Bishop, and was a granddaughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, and a niece of HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, &c.

She married 10 June, 1963, Raymond Arthur Clanaboy O'Neill, 4th Baron O'Neill, KCVO, who was born 1st September, 1933, and survives her together with their three sons.

The funeral service will ne held at Drummaul Parish Church, Randalstown, on Wednesday 13 September, 2017.


Cheesbrough/Cumming-Bruce engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1 September, 2017, between Capt Thomas Cheesbrough, Royal Engineers, elder son of Mr & Mrs David Cheesbrough, of Moss, Wrexham, & the Hon Iona Tessa Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b 19 Oct, 1987), scion of the Barons Thurlow, elder daughter of the 9th Baron Thurlow (b 13 Apr, 1952), of Mapledurham, Co Oxford, and Killiechronan, Isle of Mull, by his wife, the former Bridget Anne Julia Cheape.