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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Gage/Llewellyn engagement

_. The engagement was announced 14 April, 2018, between the Hon (Richard David) Benedict Gage (born 1977), younger son of the 8th Viscount Gage (b 1934), by his wife the former Lady Diana Beatty (b 1952), scion of the Earls Beatty, & Natasha Anna Christina Llewellyn (born 1984), scion of the Llewellyn baronets, daughter of Sir Roderic Victor (Roddy) Llewellyn, 5th Baronet (born 1947), by his wife the former Tatiana Manora Caroline Soskin (b 1948).

Sir Roddy Llewellyn is the one-time love of HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Kerr/Day engagement

__. The engagement was announced 10 April, 2018, between Frederic James Michael Ralph (Jamie) Kerr (born 1989), scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, second son of Lord Ralph Kerr (b 1957) of Melbourne, Derbyshire, by his wife the former Marie-Claire Black, & Olivia Frances Day (born 1991), daughter of Simon James Day, of Westminster, London, by his wife the former Karen Frances Armstrong.

Lord Ralph Kerr is the heir pres to his elder brother, the 13th Marquis of Lothian.


Thursday, April 05, 2018

Elizabeth, Countess Temple of Stowe (1928-2018)

__. Elizabeth Countess Temple of Stowe, who died 4 April, 2018, aged 89, was the second wife, and widow, of Walter Grenville Algernon Temple-Gore-Langton, 8th Earl Temple of Stowe (1924-2013).

She was born Margaret Elizabeth Graham Scarth, 17 Nov, 1928, daughter of Colonel Henry William Scarth of Breckness, of Shetland, and married the then Mr Walter Temple-Gore-Langton, as his second wife, 1 June, 1968.

Her husband succeeded a cousin in the earldom (created in 1822), 28 Aug, 1988, and died 17 Sept, 2013, when he was succeeded by a son of his first marriage.

A service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Easton, near Winchester, 23 Apr, 2018.


Monday, April 02, 2018

Christine Countess Poulett (died 2018)

Christine Countess Poulett, who has recently died, was the third wife and widow of the 8th & last Earl Poulett.

She was the former Margaret Christine Ball, daughter of Wilfred John Peter Ball, of Reading, Berkshire, and married, 12 Sept, 1968, as his third wife, George Amias Fitzwarrine Poulett, the 8th Earl Poulett (1909-73), who died 1 March, 1973, when the earldom became extinct.


Hon Henry Cornwallis Maude 1928-2018

_. The Hon Henry Maude, who died 31 March, 2018, aged 90, was a scion of the Viscounts Hawarden, and a younger son of the 7th Viscount Hawarden (1877-1958), by his wife the former Marion Wright (d 1974); born 3 March, 1928; married 8 Aug, 1964, Elizabeth Georgina Lockie, daughter of David McNaught Lockie, by whom he had issue.

Henry Cornwallis Maude was High Sheriff of Kent in 1989.


12th Baron Digby, KCVO 1924-2018

_. The 12th Baron Digby, KCVO, a former Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, died on Easter Sunday, 1 April, 2018, at the age of 93.

Edward Henry Kenelm Digby was born 24 July, 1924, son of the 11th Baron Digby, KG, DSO, MC (1894-1964), by his wife the former Hon Constance Pamela Alice Bruce (d 1978), fourth daughter of the 2nd Baron Aberdare.

He succeeded his father, 29 January, 1964; married 18 Dec, 1952, Diona Marian Sherbrooke, daughter of Rear-Admiral Robert St Vincent Sherbrooke, VC, CB, DSO, by whom he had issue, two sons and a daughter.

Lord Digby served as a captain in the Coldstream Guards, and served as Lord Lieutenant for the county of Dorset, 1984-99; he was appointed KCVO in 1998.

He is succeeded in the family honours by his elder son, the Hon Henry Noel Kenelm Digby, who was born 6 January, 1954.

The funeral takes place at St Andrew's Church, Minterne Magna, Monday 16 Apr, followed by a Memorial Service at Sherborne Abbey, 1 June, 2018.


Sidonie Zita Elizabeth Fairfax (born 2018)

__. Elmerice Karoline Sidone Elisabeth, Erzherzogin von Habsburg-Lothringen (born 1984), wife of Alexander Thomas Digby Fairfax (b 1986) scion of the Lords Fairfax of Cameron, gave birth to a daughter, Sidonie Zita Elizabeth, 31 March, 2018.

Alexander Fairfax is a son of the Hon Hugh Nigel Thomas Fairax (b 1958), and is a grandson paternally of the 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1923-64).

Elmerice, Erzherzogin von Habsburg-Lothringen, descended from the Royal House of Austria, is a daughter of Christoph Heinrich, Graf von Habsburg-Lothringen (b 1944).


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sir William Gladstone, 7th Baronet KG (d 2018)

—-.Sir William Gladstone, 7th Baronet, KG, died 29 March, 2018, & was succeeded by his son.

Sir William’s demise now leaves four vacancies in the Order of the Garter.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Diana Gladstone (d 2018)

__. Diana Gladstone, who died 27 February, 2018, aged 94, was the widow of John Gladstone of Capenoch, scion of that landed gentry family.

She was the former Diana Fleming-Hamilton, daughter of William Hamilton Fleming-Hamilton, who died in 1931, and married in 1950, as his second wife, John Gladstone (1908-77) by whom she had issue.

Her daughter Julia is Mrs Humphrey Smith, wife of the chairman of Samuel Smith Brewery, Tadcaster, descended from the Woollcombe landed family.



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Crofton/ von Maltzan engagement

__. The engagement was announced 21 March, 2018, between the 8th Baron Crofton [born 1988] son of the late 7th Baron [1951-2007] by his wife the former Gillian Susan Burroughs Bass, & German aristocrat Marie-Isabelle von Maltzan, Freiin zu Wartenberg und Penzlin


Hon Frederick Charles Edward Agar (born 2018)

-. Viscountess Somerton (born 1984) wife of James Agar, styled Viscount Somerton (born 1982), son and heir of the 6th Earl of Normanton, gave birth to a son, the Hon Frederick Charles Edward Agar, 26 February, 2018, a brother for Arthur & Georgina

James Shaun Christian Welbore Ellis AGAR (b 1982) styled Viscount Somerton, s & ha of the 6th Earl of NORMANTON (b 1945) and his 1st w Victoria Susan (b 1949 Melbourne Australia), dau of John H C BEARD of Hampshire. He m 2012 Lady Lucy Caroline ALEXANDER (b 1984) d of the 2nd Earl ALEXANDER OF TUNIS (b 1935) and his 2nd w the Hon Davina Mary WOODHOUSE LVO (b 1955, dau of 4th Baron TERRINGTON, 1915-98). Their first son Hon Arthur Alexander Christian Welbore AGAR was b 2016 and their dau Hon Georgina Rose AGAR was b 2014.


Death of Sir Charles Wolseley, 11th Baronet

_. Sir Charles Wolesley, 11th Baronet, died 5 March, 2018.

Charles Garnet Richard
Mark Wolesley was born the son of Stephen Wolesley (1918-44), by his wife the former Pamela Barry (d 2002); married 1stly, 1968 (div 1984) Anita Maria, daughter of Hugo Fried; married secondly, 1984, Imogen May. His son from his first marriage, Stephen, born 1980, inherits the baronetcy.


Son for Eddie Redmayne & Hannah Bagshawe

Hannah Redmayne (nee Bagshawe) wife of the actor Eddie Redmayne (born 1982), gave birth to a son, Luke Richard Bagshawe Redmayne, 10 March, 2018, a brother for Iris Mary, who was born in 2016.

Hannah Bagshawe is a scion of the landed family of Bagshawe, of Ford Hall.