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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, the Duchess of Alba 1926-2014

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, the Duchess of Alba, has died at the age of 88 in Seville.
The holder of 14 Grandezas de EspaƱa titles, the highest rank in Spanish nobility, she was the head of the House of Alba and a well-known society figure.  She was 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Duchess of Berwick (the Dukedom recognized by the Crown of Spain is descendable through female lines, though the original Jacobite dukedom was not); was born at Madrid, 28 mAR, 1926;  married 1stly at Seville, 12 Oct 1948, Pedro Luis Martinez de Irujo (1919-72); married 2ndly, 2 Mar, 1978, Jesus Aguirre Ortiz de Zarate (1934-2001); married 3rdly, 5 Oct, 2011, Alfonso Diez Carabantes (born 15 Nov, 1950). She leaves six children, (1) Carlos, b 1949; (2) Alfonso (b 1950); (3) Jacobo (b 1954); (4) Fernando, b 1959; (5) Cayetano, b 1963, and (6) Eugenia, b 1968.


Windsor-Clive/Llewellyn engagement

_.The engagement was announced 20 Nov, 2014, between the Hon Robert Other Ivor Windsor-Clive (born 25  March, 1981), scion of the Earls of Plymouth (Earl, UK, cr 1905), son and heir of Ivor Edward Other Windsor-Clive, styled Viscount Windsor (b 19 Nov, 1951), of Ludlow, Shropshire, by his wife the former Caroline Anne Nettlefold, a granddaughter maternally of the 2nd Viscount Scarsdale (Visc, UK, cr 1911); & Alice Llewellyn, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Henry Llewellyn, of Oakford, co Devon.
Robert Windsor-Clive's father is heir app to to the 3rd Earl of Plymouth.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lady Caroline Victoria Gosling 1937-2014

_. The Lady Caroline Victoria Gosling, who died 15 November, 2014, aged 77, was a scion of the Earls of Halifax (Earl, UK, cr 1944), a daughter of the 2nd Earl, and granddaughter of the 1st Earl, who was Foreign Secretary in the years of appeasement.

She was born Caroline Victoria Wood, 10 Sept, 1937, eldest daughter of the 2nd Earl of Halifax (1912-80), of Garrowby, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Ruth Alice Hannah Mary Primrose (d 1989), scion of the Earls of Rosebery (Earl, Scotland cr 1703); she married 1stly, 29 April, 1958, Randle Joseph Feidlen (div 1970), descended from the Viscounts Hampden, son of Maj-Gen Sir Guy Feilden, KCVO, CB, CBE, DL, by whom she had issue; married 2nd, 1970, as his second wife, John Valentine Gosling (1913-2007), scion of that landed family. She was widowed, 1 Feb, 2007.

Lady Caroline leaves a son, Randle Feidlen, and a daughter, Fiona Bryant. A daughter, Virginia, predeceased her in 1994. Her brother, Peter, is 3rd Earl of Halifax.

Service of Thanksgiving at All Saints', Dulverton, Friday 28 Nov, 2014.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mounsey-Heysham/Graham Cooper engagement

_.The engagement was announced 17 November, 2014, between Ben Mounsey-Heysham, scion of that landed family, of Castletown, near Carlisle, son of Mr & Mrs Giles Mounsey-Heysham, of Castletown, Cumbria, & Emma Graham Cooper, daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Graham Cooper, of Exton, Rutland.


Matheson/Dudley-Cooke engagement

_.The engagement was announced 18 November, 2014, between Andrew William Fergus Matheson (b 12 March, 1985), scion of the Matheson baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1882), son of Lieutenant-Col Alexander Fergus Matheson, Yr of Matheson (b 26 Aug, 1954), of Brightwalton, Berkshire, by his wife the former Katharine Davina Mary Oswald; & Dr Alexandra L. Dudley-Cooke, yst dau of Mr & Mrs Robert Dudley-Cooke, of St Mawes, Cornwall.

Andrew Matheson is a grandson paternally of Sir Fergus Matheson of Matheson, 7th Bt, and a grandson maternally of Sir Michael Oswald, KCVO, by his wife the former Lady Angela Cecil, LVO, dau of the 6th Marquess of Exeter, &c.


Margot Anna Stanley (b 2014)

_. Katherine Louise Stanley (born 1983, nee Heriot Maitland), wife of (Charles) Douglas Llewellyn Stanley (b 1982), and scion of the Earls of Lauderdale (Earl, Scot, cr 1647), gave birth to a daughter, Margot Anna, 1 November, 2014.

Douglas Stanley, descended from the 13th Earl of Derby (Earl, England, cr 1485), is the son of Mr Martin John Llewellyn Stanley (b 1952), and Mrs Stanley, of Oxted, Surrey, and Katherine is the eldest daughter of Patrick Richard Heriot Maitland (b 1947) of Fossoway, Kinross, by his wife the former Marilyn Lois Grant.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Ingilby/Nicholson marriage

_. The marriage took place 11 October, 2014, at Ripley, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire of James William Francis Ingilby (born 15 June, 1985), scion of the Ingilby baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1866), son and heir of Sir Thomas Colvin William Ingilby, 6th Baronet (b 17 July, 1955), of Ripley Castle, by his wife the former Emma Clare Roebuck Thompson (b 1960), &  Sara, middle daughter of Mr and Mrs Jonathan Nicholson, of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sir William Stratford Dugdale, CBE, MC, DL, 2nd Baronet 1922-2014

_. Sir William Stratford Dugdale, CBE, MC, DL, 2nd Baronet, who died 13 November, 2014, was a Warwickshire landowner, sometime Chairman of the Nat Water Council, and uncle of the Prime Minister, David Cameron.

He was born 29 Mar, 1922, son of Sir William Francis Dugdale, 1st Bt (1872-1965), by his wife the former Margaret Gilmour (d 1965), dau of Sir Robert Gordon Gilmour, 1st Baronet; succeeded to his father's baronetcy (created 1936) 18 Apr, 1965; married  1st 1952 Lady Belinda PLEYDELL-BOUVERIE (d 1961) d of 7th Earl of RADNOR and had a son and 3 daus. He married 2nd 1967 Cecilia Mary (b 1931) d of Sir William Malcolm MOUNT 2nd Bt TD (1904-93, grandfather of Prime Minister David CAMERON) and had a further son and a dau. He is succeeeded  in the baronetcy by his eldest son, William Matthew Stratford Dugdale, who was born 22 Feb, 1959.

Funeral and Committal on Friday 28th November 2014 at .— 12 noon Merevale Church, Merevale Lane, Atherstone.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Edmund Brudenell, of Deene Park, Northants 1928-2014

_,. Edmund Brudenell, who died 19 October, 2014, aged 85, spent almost three decades painstakingly restoring Deene Park, one of England's finest country houses. Mr Brudenell was a scion of the Marquesses of Ailesbury (Marquess, UK, cr 1821), a gt-grandson of the 3rd Marquess; born 24 Oct, 1928, son of George Lionel Thomas Brudenell (1880-1962), who in 1917 had assumed the surname of Brudenell in lieu of Brudenell-Bruce, by his wife the former Mary Julia Schillizzi (died 1972), descended from the Ralli baronets; married 1955, the Hon Marian Manningham-Buller (who died 10 Aug, 2013), scion of the Viscounts Dilhorne (Vis, UK, cr 1964), dau of the 1st Viscount Dilhorne (1905-80), by his wife the former Lady Mary Lindsay (1910-2004), scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres; by whom he had issue, 2 sons and one daughter.


Baroness Marples (d 2014)

_. The Baroness Marples, who died 1 November, 2014, aged 95, was the widow of the life peer the Baron Marples, PC (1907-78), who as Ernest Marples, PC, MP, was Conservative MP for Wallasey, and served as Minister of Transport; she was the former Ruth Alianore Dobson, dau of F.W. Dobson, of Nottingham, and married Marples in 1956, as his second wife. She was widowed in 1978. No issue of the union.

Funeral 21 Nov, followed by burial at Kensal Greem Cemetery.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Oriel Malet 1923-2014

_. The Lady Auriel Rosemary Malet Vaughan (known as Oriel Malet), who died 14 October, 2014, aged 91, was a gifted novelist, Bohemian, scion of the Earls of Lisburne (Ear, Ire, cr 1776).

She was born 20 January, 1923, third and youngest daughter of the 7th Earl of Lisburne (1892-1965), by his first wife, the former Maria Isabel Regina Aspasia de Bittencourt (who d 1944); 

She was unm. 


Olivia Marianne Cavan-Lambart 1925-2014

_. Olivia Marianne Cavan-Lambart, who died at her home, 31 October, 2014, aged 89, was a scion of the Earls of Cavan (Earl, Ire, cr 1647), and was a half~sister of the 13th Earl of Cavan.

She was born 22 Oct, 1925, as Olive Lambart, daughter of Frederick Cavan Lambart 1902-63, by his first wife the former Adelaide Constance Butler; she later abandoned the Christian name of Olive; married 27 Dec, 1950 (divorced 1970), Ernest Ephraim Corrett, by whom she had issue, two sons, Paul and Graham.

Funeral at Farm Street Church, Mayfair, Friday 14 Nov.