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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Lady Mia Adriana Marie Rose Child-Villiers

The Countess of Jersey, wife of the 10th Earl of Jersey (b. 5 Feb 1976), gave birth to a daughter, the Lady Mia Adriana Marie Rose Child-Villiers, at Jersey, Channel Islands, 28 December, 2006.

Lady Jersey is the former Marianne De Guelle, only daughter of Mr Peter De Guelle and Mrs Jeannette De Guelle, of Jersey.

Bridget Allfrey

Bridget Allfrey, who died 11 December, 2006, at the age of 92, was a scion of the Irish LG family of ffrench Blake, born as Bridget Iris ffrench Blake, 2nd daughter of Lt-Col Arthur O'Brien ffrench Blake, TD, of the Old Rectory, Acrise, near Folkstone, Kent; and married 26 Jan 1937, Maj. Richard Moubray Allfrey (b. 24 Apr 1906), late the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, scion of the Allfrey LG family of Wokefield Park, by whom she had issue, 2 sons, Patrick & Michael, & 2 daughters, Susan and Rosemary. A Thanksgiving service takes place at Storridge Church, 10 January, 2007.
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Joan Lady Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton

Joan Lady Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton, second wife, and widow - for just 10 days - of the 26th Lord Mowbray, 27th Lord Segrave & 23rd Lord Stourton, CBE, Premier Baron of England, died 22 December, 2006.
She was the former Joan Marianne Street, only surviving child of Capt. Herbert Edmund Street, late the 20th Hussars, and married firstly, in 1945, Capt. Sir Guy Hope Holland, 3rd Baronet (1918- ?); by whom she had issue; married 2ndly, in Warwickshire, February, 1999, Lord Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton, CBE (b. 11 Mar 1923; d.12 Dec 2006).
Lady Mowbray is survived by two daughters, Davina Conant and Georgiana Robertson.
The funeral is to be held at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Holwell, Oxfordshire, 10 January, 2007.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Burlington/Roundell engagement

The engagement was announced 23 December, 2006, between William Cavendish, styled Earl of Burlington (b. 6 June 1969), only son and heir of the 12th Duke of Devonshire (b. 27 Apr 1944), of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, by his wife, the former Amanda Carmen Heywood-Lonsdale (b. 1944), & Mrs Laura Ann Montagu (b. 1972), former wife of the Hon Orlando William Montagu (b. 1971), (yr son of the 11th Earl of Sandwich) & only daughter of Richard Charles Roundell (b. 11 Feb 1944), head of the LG family of Dorfold Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire, descended from the Earls of Dysart, by his wife the former Anthea Frances Legge (b. 15 May,1946), scion of the Earls of Dartmouth, and granddaughter paternally of Charles Wilbraham Roundell (b. 15 July 1912; d. 3 Aug 2003), by his wife the former Anne Moore (d. 2005); and great-granddaughter of Christopher Foulis Roundell (1876-1959), by his wife, the former Lady Maude Clements (1877-1932), daughter of the 4th Earl of Leitrim (1847-92), by his wife the former Lady Winifred Coke (d. 1940), daughter of the 2nd Earl of Leicester (1822-1909), &c.. Laura is a granddaughter maternally of David Alexander Keppel Legge, CBE (b. 1916), by his wife the former Patria Hornung, dau of Lt-Col. C.B.R. Hornung, DL, JP.
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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Frederick Henry Lowry-Corry

Frederick Henry Lowry-Corry, scion of the Earls of Belmore, died 17 December, 2006, at his home, Edwardstone Hall, Boxford, Suffolk. He was born in 1926, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry Charles Lowry-Corry, MC (1887-1973), by his wife Betty Alice Adeline (d. 1978), daughter of Colonel Douglas James Proby (descended from the Dukes of Abercorn); educated at Eton. Career:->Lieutenant, Royal Navy, served in WW2; married 1949, the Hon. Rosemary Diana Lavinia Plumer, daughter of the 2nd Viscount Plumer, by whom he has issue, 2 sons, Charles and James. The funeral takes place 10 Jan, 2007 at Edwardstone Parish Church, Boxford, Suffolk.
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Saturday, December 23, 2006

3rd Lord Rennell

The 3rd Lord Rennell, who as Tremayne Rodd was the rugby player & was capped 14 times for Scotland 1958-65; died in London, 9 December, 2006.
http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article2097794.ece
(John Adrian) Tremayne Rodd was born 28 June 1935, son of the Hon Gustaf Guthrie Rennell Rodd (youngest son of the 1st Baron), by his wife the former Yvonne Mary Marling, daughter of Sir Charles Murray Marling, GCMG, CB; and was educated at Downside and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
Career: -->>served in the Royal Navy 1952-62; with Morgan Grenfell & Co. Ltd, 1963-66; freelance journalist, 1966-67; Marks of Distinction Ltd, 1968-79; Director, Tremayne Ltd, 1980-91; Team Leader for Vladimir Krammik, World Championship Chess Match, 2000;succeeded to the peerage (Barony of Rennell, of Rodd, Co. Herts, cr. 1933) in 1978, on the demise of his uncle, the 2nd peer; &c.
He married in 1977, Phyllis, daughter of T.D. Neill, by whom he had one son and three daughters. The peerage now devolves upon his only son, the Hon. James Roderick David Tremayne Rodd, who was born 9 Mar 1978.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Horner/Villiers engagement

Mr G.R.Horner and Lady Sarah Villiers The engagement is announced between Guy, youngest son of Mr and Mrs G. M. Horner, of Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire, and Sarah, daughter of The Earl and Countess of Clarendon, of Swanmore, Hampshire.

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Lord Carter, PC (1932-2006)

The Lord Carter, PC, who died 18 December, 2006, aged 74, life Baron, combined a successful career as an agricultural businessman with a commitment to the Labour Party that culminated in his piloting the Blair government's constitutional reforms through the Lords as government chief whip.Denis Victor Carter was born 17 January, 1932, son of Albert William Carter, and was educated at the Xaverian College, Brighton; East Sussex Agricultural College; Essex College of Agriculture; & Worcester College, Oxford (BLitt); agricultural consultant and farmer since 1957; founder AKC Ltd (agricultural accounting & management) 1957; partner Drayton Farms since 1975; a Director, W.E. & D.T. Cave Ltd since 1976; Executive producer Link TV (programmes for the disabled); Sgt RASC, in Central Zone Egypt; created Baron Carter, of Devizes, county Wiltshire (for life) 1987; Opposition front bench spokesman on agriculture and rural affairs, 1987-97, also on social security, 1988-90, and health 1989-92; Deputy Chief Opposition Whip, House of Lords 1990-92; Captain, Hon Corps of Gentlemen at Arms (Government Chief Whip in the Lords) 1997-2002.
He married in 1957, Teresa Mary Greengoe, daughter of Cecil William Greengoe. She and their daughter survive him.
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Michael Henry Barrett-Lennard

Michael Henry Barrett-Lennard, who died 9 December, 2006, following a road accident in Norfolk, was scion of the Barrett-Lennard Baronets (cr. 1801); born in 1923, yr son of the Rev. Dacre Fiennes Barrett-Lennard (1888-1975), by his wife Charlotte Bampton (descended from the Earls of Albemarle); the cremation is at Earlham, Norwich, 5 January, 2007.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Emma Sophia Cave-Brown-Cave

Katie E.S. Cave-Brown-Cave (nee Eastaugh) wife of Courtney Peter Cave-Brown-Cave (b. 1961), scion of the Cave-Brown-Cave Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Emma Sophia, 16 December, 2006.Courtney is the second son of Anthony Cave-Browne-Cave, DSO (b. 1925) of Whettleton, Shropshire, by his wife, the former Dinah Anne Mitchell; and Katie is the daughter of the late Rt. Rev. John Richard Gordon Eastaugh, sometime Bishopof Hereford, and of Mrs John Eastaugh, of Kingsland, Herefordshire, nee Bridget Nicola, daughter of Sir William Hugh Stobart Chance, Kt (scion of the Chance Baronets), by his wife the former Cynthia May Baker-Cresswell (of that LG family).
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Alexander James Biddulph

Annabel Biddulph (nee Simpson) wife of Capt George Biddulph, King's Royal Hussars, scion of the Barons Biddulph, younger son of Mr & Mrs Simon Biddulph, gave birth to a son, Alexander James, 9 Dec, 2006, a brother for Henry Patrick, who was b. 29 May, 2004. Mrs Biddulph is a daughter of Mr Walter Simpson, of Perthshire, and Mrs Susan Simpson, of Edinburgh.

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William Allen Mills Foley

Emily A. Foley (nee Rice), wife since 2003 of Ian Richard Foley (b. 1973), gave birth to a son, William Allen Mills, 15 December, 2006, at Palo Alto, United States, a brother for Alexandra. Ian is the yr son of Mr Andrew Thomas Foley (b. 1938), of the Barons Foley, of Stoke Edith, Herefordshire, & Mrs Gillian Foley, of Kensington, & Emily is the daughter of Mr & Mrs A. Rice, of Austin, Texas...
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Simon William Barrow (1942-2006)

Simon William Barrow, who died 8 December, 2006, aged 64, was a scion of the Barrow Baronets (cr. 1835). He was b. 1942, son of Alfred Francis Lendon Barrow (1904-89) by his wife the former Ruth Milsum: Career:->>Headmaster of the Oratory School, Woodcote, Reading, Berkshire; married 1977, Brenda Cora Kelly, by whom he had issue. The funeral is at Our Lady & St Anne's Church, Caversham, 21 Dec 2006.
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Hon. Ronald John Eden (1931-2006)

The Hon. Ronald John Eden, scion of the Barons Auckland (cr. I, 1789, and GB 1793), died 10 December, 2006, at the age of 75. He was b. 1931, yr son of Maj. the 8th Lord Auckland (1892-1957), by his wife Evelyn Vane Drummond of Cromlix; married 1957, Rosemary Dorothy Marion, daughter of Sir John Crowder, MP, and descended from the Barons Petre, by whom he had issue....


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Trenchard/Popken engagement

The engagement was announced in December, 2006, between the Hon. Alexander Thomas Trenchard (b. 26 Jul 1978), son and heir of the 3rd Viscount Trenchard (b. 12 Mar 1951), of Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire, by his wife, the former Fiona Elizabeth Morrison (b. 1954), daughter of the late 2nd Baron Margadale, & Mira Popken, daughter of the late Herr Rainer Ostendorf and of Frau Hannelore Popken, of Hamburg, Germany.



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Borthwick/Codrington engagement

The engagement was announced in December, 2006, between (William) Martin Stanislaw Borthwick (B. 1981), scion of the Borthwick Baronets (cr. 1908), son of Simon William Frederick Borthwick (b. 1950), of Ealing, London, by his wife the former Bozena Podwoiski, & Jessica M-J. Codrington, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Edward Codrington, of Ealing, London.

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Hyde Parker/Gilbey engagement

The engagement was announced in December, 2006, between William John Hyde Parker (b. 10 June 1983), son and heir of Sir Richard William Hyde Parker, 12th Baronet (cr. 1681), of Melford Hall, Suffolk, by his wife Elizabeth Jean Leslie, scion of the Leslie Baronets (cr 1625), & Alice V.B. Gilbey, daughter of Mr & Mrs Simon Gilbey, of Les Caches, Guernsey.

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Barnett/Peto engagement

The engagement was announced in Dec, 2006, between William G. Barnett, eldest son of the late Charles Barnett and Mrs Barnett, of Northumberland, and Augusta Mary (Gussy) Peto (b. 1977), scion of the Peto Baronets (cr. 1927), daughter of Jonathan Basil Morton Peto (b. 1942), of Woodbridge, Suffolk, by his wife the former Hon. Selina Lilian Hughes-Young (b. 1944), daughter of the 1st Baron St Helens, MC, by his wife Elizabeth Blakiston-Houston, of the Baronets of that name.

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Cronin/Rous engagement

The engagement was announced in Dec 2006, between Arun D. Cronin, son of Professor Richard Cronin and Mrs Manjushree Cronin, of Glasgow, & Clare Elizabeth Khalida Rous (b. 1979), scion of the Earls of Stradbroke, daughter of Simon Roderick Rous (b. 1950), of Burston, Somerset, by his wife the former Carol Dawson.


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James Wentworth-Stanley (1985-2006)

James Nicholas Wentworth-Stanley, who died from gun shot wounds, 15 December, 2006, aged 21, was a scion of that LG family, the elder son of Nicholas Philip Wentworth-Stanley (b. 1954), wby his 1st wife, the former Clare H. Steel (now the Marchioness of Milford Haven), and was a grandson of the late (Geoffrey) David Wentworth-Stanley (1924-2005) by his wife, the former Bridget Pease (b. 1926), daughter of Maj. Philip Ivan Pease, by his wife, the former Doris Madeleine Crichton (b. 1904), scion of the Earls of Erne.

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Lady Harford

Lady Harford, who died 9 December, 2006, aged 99, was the 2nd wife, and widow, of Sir James Dundas Harford, KBE, CMG (1899-1993), British diplomat, sometime Governor & Commander-in-Chief of St Helena. She was the former Lilias Madeleine Campbell, eldest daughter of Maj. Archibald Campbell, and married Sir James, a widower, in 1937, by whom she had 2 daughters. Her husband's previous wife (whom he married 14 Mar 1932) was Countess Thelma Alberta Louisa Evelyne Mextá, who had died in 1934. She was widowed, 26 Nov, 1993. The funeral takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Westcott, near Dorking, 5 January, 2007.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Freddie Jack Lysander Biddulph

The Hon. Sarah Margaret Biddulph, (b. 1971), wife of John Simon Biddulph, (b. 1971), gave birth to son, Freddie Jack Lysander, 16 November, 2006, a brother for Alice Emily Christina, who was b. 28 July, 2002, and for Thomas George Henrik, who was b. 14 October, 2003.
Mrs Biddulph is the only daughter of the late 3rd Baron Gretton, and of Jennifer, Baroness Gretton (of Grey of Codnor descent), and Mr Biddulph is the elder son of Simon Biddulph, of the Barons Biddulph, by his McCorquodale wife.
The couple married 3 July, 1999.

Lily Frances Mary Hastings-Bass

Lily Frances Mary Hastings-Bass, who died as the result of an accident, 6 December, 2006, aged 20, was a scion of the Earls of Huntingdon (cr. 1529). She was born in 1986, the younger daughter of the Hon. John Peter Robin Hood Hastings-Bass (b. 1954), by his wife the former Sophie Scarisbrick, and was a niece of the 16th Earl of Huntingdon.


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Williams/Coleridge engagement

The engagement was announced 12 December, 2006, between Simon D. Williams, elder son of Mr & Mrs David Williams, of Wool, Dorset, & Jessica Alice Seymour Coleridge (b. 1974), scion of the Barons Coleridge, daughter of the Hon. Samuel John Taylor Coleridge (b. 1942), & Mrs Patricia Coleridge, of London SW6.


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Dowager Lady Gethin

The Dowager Lady Gethin, who died 8 December, 2006, aged 92, was the widow of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Richard Patrick St Lawrence Gehtin, 9th Baronet.She was the former Fara Bartlett, daughter of Joseph Henry Bartlett, & married Sir Richard in 1946. He died in 1988. She leaves issue, including Sir Richard Joseph St Lawrence Gethin, 10th Baronet. The funeral is at St Benet's Church, Kemerton, Worcestershire, 20 December, 2006.

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Lady Ann Elliot

The Lady Ann Elliot (nee Child-Villiers), who died 13 December, 2006, at St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, at the age of 90, was a daughter of the 8th Earl of Jersey (1873-1923), by his wife, the former Lady Cynthia Almina Constance Mary Needham, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Kilmorey. She was a sister of the 9th Earl, and a great-aunt of the 10th Earl. She married 1937, Maj. Alexander Henry Elliot (1913-86), late the Royal Artillery, scion of the Earls of Minto, by whom she had issue. The funeral takes place at St Lawrence's Church, Chobham, 21 Dec, 2006.

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Hon. Anne Elizabeth Bromley-Martin

The Hon Anne Elizabeth Bromley-Martin, who died 8 December, 2006, aged 95, was a scion of the Barons Ormathwaite (ext. 1984). She was b. 1911, as the Hon Anne Elizabeth Walsh, and was a sister of the 6th Baron. Her elder sister, the Hon Jane Walsh (b. 1910, d. 23 Aug 1996) was a Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. Anne m. 1948, as his 2nd wife, Peter Edward Bromley-Martin, scion of that LG family, and descended from the Rouse-Boughton Baronets. He died in 1968.

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Florence Elizabeth Lindsay Clifton-Brown

(Florence) Elizabeth Lindsay Clifton-Brown (nee Vestey), who died 15 December, 2006, was a scion of the Vestey Baronets (cr. 1921), b. 1926, daughter of Ronald Arthur Vestey (1898-1987) by his wife Florence Ellen McLean, and was a granddaughter of the 1st Bart. Married 1952, Robert Lawrence Clifton-Brown (b. 1929), scion of the Brown Baronets (cr. 1863), and leaves issue.

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Florence Elizabeth Lindsay Clifton-Brown

(Florence) Elizabeth Lindsay Clifton-Brown (nee Vestey), who died 15 December, 2006, was a scion of the Vestey Baronets (cr. 1921), b. 1926, daughter of Ronald Arthur Vestey (1898-1987) by his wife Florence Ellen McLean, and was a granddaughter of the 1st Bart. Married 1952, Robert Lawrence Clifton-Brown (b. 1929), scion of the Brown Baronets (cr. 1863), and leaves issue.

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Frank Johnson (1943-2006)


Frank Robert Johnson, journalist, deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph 1995-99, editor of The Spectator, died 15 Dec, 2006, at the age of 63. Born 20 Jan 1943, son of Ernest Johnson by his wife Doreen Skinner; married 1998, Virginia, widow of the Hon. Simon Fraser, Master of Lovat. No issue. His step children include the present 18th Lord Lovat.
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Lord Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton, CBE (1923-2006)

The Lord Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton, CBE, died 12 December, 2006. He was aged 83. He was the 26th Baron Mowbray (created 1283), the 27th Baron Segrave (created 1283), and the 23rd Baron Stourton (created 1448).Charles Edward Stourton was born 11 March, 1923, the son of William Marmaduke Stourton, 25th Lord Mowbray, 26th Lord Segrave, and 22nd Lord Stourton, MC, by his wife, Sheila (d. 1975), daughter of the Hon. Edward Gully, CB, and was educated at Ampleforth and Christ Church, Oxford.In 1912 the then Lord Mowbray, Segraev & Stourton made an unsuccessful cvlaim to the Earldom of Norfolk, which had originally been bestowed on the Bigod family. Roger Bigod had surrendered the earldom to the King in 1302 and 10 years later it had been regranted to Thomas of Brotherton, and the success of this claim depended on the validity of the surrender, as it was the regranted peerage which was under claim. He failed in his case, as it was held (in 1906) that the surrender of 1302 was invalid, and, as "The Complete Peerage" states: "the decision in the case involved a denial of the existence of the earldom in Thomas of Brotherton and his issue."The barony of Stourton which was created by patent in 1448, has existed continuously in the male line since that date. The baronies of Mowbray and Segrave were a different case. The first Lord Mowbray received a writ of summons tyo Shrewsbury in 1283 and other later summonses to undoubted Parliaments. The first Lord Segrave was also at Shrewsbury, but was also summoned to Parliament in 1295. The daughter of the 4th Lord Segrave married the fourth Lord Mowbray, and the titles since then have been held together. The baronies came through the Mowbrays, Dukes of Norfolk, to the Howards, Dukes of Norfolk, and so to 1777, when they fell into abeyance between the two daughters of Philip Howard, brother of the 9th Duke of Norfolk. One married the 16th Lord Stourton and the other the 9th Lord Petre. In 1877 the 20th Lord Stourton applied for the termination of the abeyance, and the case was decided in his favour.Career:--->>Joined the Army in 1942, commissioned into the Grenadier Guards 1943; served with the 2nd Armoured Battalion, Grenadier Guards, as Lieutenant, 1943-44 (was wounded in France in 1944; lost an eye and invalided 1945); Member of Lloyd's, 1952; Chairman, Ghadeco (UK) Ltd, from 1986; Chairman, Thames Estuary Airport Co., from 1993; Director, Securicor (Scotland) Ltd, 1964-70; Director, General Development Co., Ltd (Ghana) from 1980; EIRC (Ghana) Ltd, from 1982; Director, EIRC Holdings Ltd (Jersey) from 1986; Member, Nidderdale Rural District council, 1954-58; succeeded to the baronies on the demise of his father, 1965; a Conservative Whip in the House of Lords, 1967-70, and 1974-78; a Lord in Waiting (Government Whip) and a Spokesman for the Department of the Environment, 1970-74; Deputy Chief Opposition Whip in the House of Lords, 1978-79, a Lord in Waiting (Government Whip) and spokesman for the arts, environment and transport 1979-80; elected a member of the House of Lords, 1999; Chairman, Government Picture Buying Committee, 1972-74; a Member of the British Parliamentary Delegation to the Bicentennial Celebrations in Washington, 1976; a Trustee, College of Arms Trust from 1975; Chancellor, Primrose League, , 1974-80, 1981-83; Life Governor, Cancer Research UK (formerly ICRF) from 1983; Patron, Tayside and Means Normandy Veterans Association, from 1992; Patron, Bicentennial Year Award of Baronial Order of Magna Charta, USA 1976; Knight of Honour & Devotion, Sovereign Military Order of Malta 1947 ( Vice-Pres, British Assoc from 2001); Bailiff Grand Cross and Senator, Constantinian Order of St George (Parma), 2001; &c. He was appointed CBE in 1982.Lord Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton was twice married; firstly, in 1952, to the Hon Jane de Yarburgh Bateson, daughter of the 5th Lord Deramore. She died 2 April, 1998.He married 2ndly, in February, 1999, Joan, Lady Holland, widow of Sir Guy Holland, 3rd Baronet. He is survived by his 2nd spouse and by two sons from the first marriage, Edward and James.The peerages now devolve upon his elder son, the Hon Edward William Stephen Stourton, born 17 Apr, 1953, who is married with one son, and four daughters.
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Monday, December 11, 2006

Amaryllis Susan Rohays Burnett

Lavinia Margaret Burnett of Leys (nee Cox), wife of Alexander James Amherst Burnett of Leys (b. 1973), gave birth to a daughter, Amaryllis Susan Rohays, 24 November, 2006.
Alexander is the elder son of Mr James Comyn Amherst Burnett of Leys (b. 1941), and Mrs Burnett of Leys, of House of Crathes, Kincardineshire, and Lavinia is the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs C.A.F. Cox, of Leochel Cushnie, Aberdeenshire.
Alexander's father was born James Comyn Amherst Cecil, son of the Hon Henry Kerr Auchmuty Cecil (1914-42), scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney, who married in 1938, Elizabeth Rohays Mary (who d. in 1993 having married secondly, 1944, Capt Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, KCVO), only daughter of Major-General Sir James Lauderdale Gilbert Burnett of Leys, 13th Baronet, CB, CMG, DSO.
Alexander's father was, in 1966, recognized in the surname of BURNETT of LEYS, by Lyon Court. He married in 1971, Fiona Mercedes, second daughter of Lt-Col Harold Pedro Joseph Phillips, FRGS (who d. 1980), by his wife Georgina (now Lady Kennard), daughter of Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, GCVO, TD, 3rd and last Baronet [1893-1973], of Luton Hoo, by his wife, the Lady Anastasia [Zia] Wernher, CBE, [nee de Torby], elder daughter of Grand Duke Mikhail of Russia [1861-1929], by his morganatic wife, Sophia Nikolaievna, Countess de Torby, elder dau of Prince Nikolaus Wilhelm of Nassau, by his morganatic wife Countess Natalia von Merenberg [nee Pushkin].
Alexander Burnett of Leys is a nephew of the Duchess of Abercorn and the Duchess of Westminster.

Lady Wontner

Lady Wontner, who died at her home at Hedsor, 7 December, 2006, aged 95, was the widow of Sir Hugh Wontner, GBE, CVO (1908-92), hotelier, Chairman of the Berkeley and Claridge's Hotels, London; Lord Mayor of London, 1973-74. She was the former Catherine Irvin, daughter of Thomas William Irvin, of the Gordon Highlanders (who was killed in action in 1916), of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, and was a niece of Sir John Irvin, KBE, and married in 1936, Hugh Walter Kingwell Wontner of Barscobe (his style in Scotland), 2 sons, Giles and Julian, and a daughter, Jenifer. Funeral at St Nicholas, Hedsor, 21 December, 2006.
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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Hon Willa Katherine Peel

Viscountess Clanfield (b. 1978), wife of Viscount Clanfield (b. 1976), son and heir of the 3rd Earl Peel by his first wife, gave birth to a daughter, Willa Katherine, 1 December, 2006, a sister for Isla Rose Huldine, who was b. 24 March, 2005.

Viscountess Clanfield is the former Matilda Rose Aykroyd (b. 1978), third daughter of David Peter Aykroyd (b. 1937), of Nun Monkton, York, scion of the Aykroyd Baronets, of Lightcliffe (created 1920), by his wife, the former (Lydia) Huldine Beamish, younger daughter of Richard Pigott Beamish, of Castleyons, County Cork (of an Irish landed family).

The infant's father - Ashton Robert Gerard Peel, styled Viscount Clanfield (b. 16 September, 1976), is the only son of the 3rd Earl Peel, PC (b. 1947), of Masham, North Yorkshire, and his first wife, the former Veronica Naomi Livingston Timpson (b. 1950), descended from the
Houstoun-Boswall Baronets (now Veronica Countess Peel, of San Martin de Tesorillo, Spain).

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sir Peter Gadsden, GBE

Sir Peter Drury Haggerston Gadsden, GBE (1979), Lord Mayor of London 1979-80, Chairman PPP Healthcare Foundation, since 1996, died suddenly at his home, 4 December, 2006. He was aged 77. He is survived by Lady Gadsden (nee Belinda Ann Haggerston, daughter of Capt Sir (Hugh) Carnaby de Marie Haggerston, 11th Baronet ) whom he wed in 1955, and his four daughters, Juliet, Caroline, Clare and Elizabeth.
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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

von Hofmannsthal/Armstrong-Jones marriage

The marriage took place, 2 December, 2006, at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London, between Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal, son of Mr Octavian Charles Hugo von Hofmannsthal (b. 1946), and Mrs von Hofmannsthal, and the Lady Frances Armstrong-Jones (b. 1979), daughter 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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Friday, December 01, 2006

Colonel John Kenyon, OBE, MC (1921-2006)

Colonel John Kenyon, OBE, MC, who has died aged 84, won an immediate MC as a mountain gunner in the Burma campaign during the critical battle of Kohima; some 35 years later he waged a successful campaign to restore his county council's name to Shropshire instead of the government-approved Salop.He wasa scion of the Barons Kenyon (Baron GB 1788, Baronet 1784).
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=K1JH2ZALW53ENQFIQMFCFFOAVCBQYIV0?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/news/2006/12/01/db0102.xml
He was b. 1921, a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Edward Kenyon, DSO (1881-1958) by his wife Gwendoline Ethel Graham Ommanney, and was educated at Marlborough.
Colonel Royal Artillery and General Staff, , Military Assistant to the C-in-C Far East Land Forces 1962-64, and Defence Naval and Military Attache, Belgium and Luxembourg, 1971-73; Shropshire County Councillor, 1977-85; a Freeman of Shrewsbury (Grand Master) and of the City of London; President of the Freemen of England, 1981-91; MC; OBE (Mil) 1970; Order of Leopold of Belgium, 1989; He was married and divorced 3 times...
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Hon Mrs James Galbraith

The Hon Mrs James Galbraith, who died 28 November, 2006, aged 90, was the widow of the Hon. James Muir Galloway Galbraith, CBE (1920-2003), a younger son of the 1st Baron Strathclyde, PC (1891-1985). She was the former Anne Christine Maud Paget, daughter of Maj. Kenneth Paget, of the Old Rectory House, Itchen Abbas, Hampshire, and married Mr Galbraith, in 1945. He died 4 Oct, 2003. She leaves issue. Funeral Service at Ancrum Parish Church, near Jedburgh, Monday 4th December 2006.
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Jo Countess of Onslow

Jo Countess of Onslow, MBE, who died at her home, 28 November, 2006, at the age of 84, was the second wife, and widow, of Colonel the 6th Earl of Onslow, KBE, MC, TD (1913-71).
She was the former Nina Sturdee, but always known as Jo, daughter of Thomas Sturdee, and was awarded the MBE in 1953. She married Lord Onslow, Colonel RAC, High Steward of Guildford 1947-71, Capt of the Yeoman of the Guard, 1951-60, as his 2nd wife in 1962. He died in 1971. No issue.
Service of Thanksgiving at St. Mary's Church, North Leigh, Oxfordshire, 15 Dec, 2006.
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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Riega Garcia/Borg engagement

The engagement was announced 28 November, 2006, between Victor H. Riega Garcia, son of Señor & Señora Edgar Riega, of Piura, Peru, & Leonora Ishbel N. Borg (b. 1980), daughter of Dr Alan Charles Nelson Borg, CBE, of London, sometime Director General of the Imperial War Museum, by his wife the former Lady Caroline Sylvia Hill (b. 1938), sister of the late 8th Marquess of Downshire.

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Morse/Nuttall engagement

The engagement was announced 28 November, 2006, between Jon Paul Morse, son of Dr John Morse and Mrs Patricia Morse, of California, & Olympia Jubilee Nuttall (b. 1977), daughter of Sir Nicholas Keith Lillington Nuttall, 3rd Baronet (b. 1933), by his 3rd wife, the former Miranda Elizabeth Louise Quarry (b. 1948), dau of Richard St. John Quarry, and former wife of Peter Sellers, CBE (1925-80), the actor. Sir Nicholas and Miranda married in 1975 and divorced in 1983, and she is now the 2nd wife of the 2nd Earl of Stockton.


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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Toby Patrick Linger

Tania C. Linger (nee von Struensee) wife of T. Justin Linger, gave birth to a son, Toby Patrick, 7 November, 2006. Justin is the younger son of Mr and Mrs Trevor Linger, of Corofin, County Clare, Eire, and Tania is the elder daughter of Christian von Struensee, of Lower Basildon, Berkshire, by his wife the former Carol Symmons.


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George Rupert James Hennessy

Deborah J. Hennessy (nee Wallace), wife of the Hon James Rupert Hennessy, (b. 9 Nov, 1968), gave birth to a son, George Rupert James, 19 November, 2006, at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.
James is the son and heir of the 3rd Baron Windlesham, CVO, PC and the late Baroness Windlesham (aka Prudence Glynn), of Burford, Oxfordshire, and Deborah is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Brian Wallace, of Sarsden, Oxfordshire.
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Constance Lilian Scrope

Marianne Scrope [nee McCausland] wife of Christopher Richard Adrian [Kester] Scrope, [b, 1970], gave birth to a daughter, Constance Lilian, 27 November, 2006, a sister for Thomas Marcus John, who was b. 30 June, 2004.
Kester Scrope is the son of Mr & Mrs John Scrope, of the ancient landed dynasty of that name, and Marianne is the daughter of the late Marcus McCausland and Mrs Peter Welsh. Kester's grandmother was Everilda Sykes, of the Sykes of Sledmere Baronets.
Marianne Scrope is a daughter of Capt. Marcus Edgcumbe McCausland (b. 1933; d. 1972), who was son of Lt-Col Conolly McCausland, MC, DL, JP, by his wife Lady Margaret Louisa Edgcumbe (b. 1912), daughter of the 6th Earl Mount Edgcumbe.
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Viscountess Davidson

The Viscountess Davidson, who died 26 November, 2006, was the 2nd wife of the 2nd Viscount Davidson (b. 22 Dec, 1928), sometime Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (Deputy Government Chief Whip) in the Lords, &c. She was the former Pamela Vergette, former wife of Mr - - - -Dobb, & married Lord Davidson in 1975. (His former wife became the 2nd wife of the 4th Viscount Colville of Culross). She was the mother of Sally and Cory Dobb, and grandmother of Jack, Piper and Zoë.
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Beatrice Merry Chetwode

Francesca M. Chetwode (nee Sainsbury), wife of James Nicholas Chetwode, [b. 1975], gave birth to a daughter, Beatrice Merry, 23 November, 2006, a sister for Freddie Nicholas, who was b. 31 July, 2004. Mr Chetwode is the fifth son of the Hon. Christopher Roger Chetwode, by his wife, the former Hon. Philippa Mary Imogen Brand, of Hampshire, & Mrs C is the elder daughter of Mr Peter Sainsbury, of Northleach, and Mrs Judy Sainsbury, of Duntisbourne Abbots. James Chetwode is a gt-grandson paternally of Field Marshal the 1st Baron Chetwode, and a grandson maternally of the 5th Viscount Hampden.
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Selby/Stevenson engagement

The engagement was announced 25 November, 2006, between Hugo C.H. Selby, son of David Frederick McLaren Selby, of Hampshire, by his wife the former Hon. Susan Lorna Pennock (b. 1948), and Victoria E. Stevenson, dau of Mr Rodney Stevenson and Mrs Elizabeth Clery, of Lincolnshire.
Hugo is a grandson maternally of the life peer, Baron Pennock (Extinct 1993)...
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Monday, November 27, 2006

White/Hume engagement

The engagement was announced 24 November, 2006, between Sir Nicholas Peter Archibald White, 6th Baronet (b. 1939), of Wateringbury, Kent, widower, son of the late Richard Taylor White, DSO, by his wife the former Gabrielle Ursula Style, scion of the Style Baronets, & Mrs Elaine Hume, of Haxted, Kent.
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Elphinstone/Hall engagement

The engagement was announced 27 November, 2006, between Alexander Mountstuart Elphinstone, 19th Lord Elphinstone (cr. 1509 (Scots) UK Baron 1885) (b. 15 Apr 1980), of Tyninghame, East Lothian, eldest son of the late 18th Lord Elphinstone (1953-94), by his wife the former Willa Mary Gabriel Chetwode, scion of the Barons Chetwode, & Nicola J. Hall, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Hall, of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.Lord Elphinstone is a great-grandson of the 16th Lord Elphinstone, KT (1869-1955), who married in 1910, Lady Mary Frances Bowes Lyon, DCVO, who d. 1961, elder sister of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
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Heriot Maitland/Godden engagement

The engagement was announced in November, 2006, between Charles P. Heriot Maitland (b. 1980), scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, son of Patrick Richard Heriot Maitland (b. 1947), of Fossoway, Kinross, by his wife the former Marilyn Lois Grant, and Alexandra M. Godden, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Godden, of St Mabyn, North Cornwall.
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Friday, November 24, 2006

Dowager Viscountess Devonport

The Dowager Viscountess Devonport, of Peasmarsh, Rye, East Sussex, widow of the 2nd Viscount Devonport (1890-1973), died 21 November, 2006. She was the former Sheila Isabel Hope-Murray, daughter of Colonel Charles Hope-Murray, of Morishill, Beith, Ayrshire, and married Gerald Chester Kearley, 2nd Viscount Devonport in 1938. she leaves a son, Terence, 3rd viscount, and a daughter, the Hon Marilyn, b. 1939. Funeral Thursday 30 November, 2006, at Church of St. Peter & Paul, Peasmarsh, near Rye, East Sussex.
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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Walker-Okeover/Swabey engagement

The engagement was announced in Nov, 2006, between Sir Andrew Peter Monro Walker-Okeover, 5th Baronet (b. 22 May 1978), eldest son of the late Sir Peter Walker-Okeover, 4th Baronet (1947-2003), of Ashbourne, Derbyshire by his wife catherine Mary Maule Ramsay (now Mrs Andrew Lukas, of Wyck Rissington, Gloucestershire), scion of the Earls of Dalhousie, & Philippa L.M. Swabey, younger daughter of Lt Col (Ret'd) and Mrs Charles Swabey, of Tuscany, Italy.
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+ Edward John Branson

Edward John Branson, who died 14 November, 2006, aged 56, was the husband (?)/partner of Teona Smith-Dorrien-Smith (b. 1946), scion of that LG family, of Tresco Abbey. He is survived by her and by their son, Oscar.
Teona is a daughter of Lt-Cdr Thomas Mervyn Smith-Dorrien-Smith, RN (1913-73), by his 1st wife HSH Princess Tamara Imeretinski (b. 1926), &c.

Isabella Grace Smith-Bingham

A. Cassia Smith-Bingham (nee Murray Threipland), wife of Hugo C. Smith-Bingham, scion of the LG family of that name, gave birth to a daughter, Isabella Grace, 17 November, 2006.
Hugo is the youngest son of Mr Charles Smith-Bingham (b. 1931) (of Smith-Bingham of Mickleton Manor) and Mrs Jennifer Smith-Bingham & Cassia is the daughter of Mr Stuart Wyndham (Tertius) Murray Threipland and Mrs Belinda Mary (Min) Murray Threipland, (b. 1942). Cassia is a granddaughter maternally of the late Maj. Anthony Dermot Melloney Musker, by his wife, the Hon. Mary Angela FitzRoy, (b. 1919), daughter of the 2nd Viscount Daventry, descended from Charles FitzRoy, 3rd Baron Southampton, and from Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, grandson of King Charles II by Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland, &c.

Isla Cunliffe-Lister

  1. Olivia C. Cunliffe-Lister (nee Bolton) wife of the Hon. Simon Charles Cunliffe-Lister (b. 1977), of Burton Agnes, East Yorkshire, gave birth to a daughter, Isla, circa Sept 2006. Simon is the 2nd son of the 3rd Earl of Swinton (b. 1939), by his 1st wife the former Hon Elizabeth Susan Whitelaw (b. 1944), daughter of the 1st Viscount Whitelaw, KT, CH, MC (1918-99).
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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Julian John William Salmond

Julian John William Salmond, scion of that LG family, died 16 November, 2006. He was the elder son of Marshal of the RAF Sir John Maitland Salmond, GCB, CMG, CVO, DSO, of Lewes, Sussex, and married 22 Aug 1950, Bridget Louise Wright, 2nd dau of Fitzherbert Wright, of the LG family of Wright of Yeldersley, by his wife the Hon Doreen Julia Wingfield, only daughter of the 8th Viscount Powerscourt, by whom he had issue, Alicia, Georgiana, Venetia and David. His wife's sister, Susan, was wife of (i) Ronald Ferguson and (ii) Hector Barrantes, and was mother of Sarah Margaret Ferguson, who, in 1986, became the bride of HRH The Duke of York, &c.


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Arthur George Stobart Evans-Freke

Marina Alexandra Evans-Freke (nee Whetherly) (b. 1976), wife since 2003 of Dominic Ralfe Cecil Evans-Freke, (b. 1969), gave birth to a son, Arthur George Stobart, 7 November, 2006, a brother for Benedict Robin Harrington,who was b. 20 October, 2004. Dominic is the only son of the Hon Michael Peter Evans-Freke, (b. 1942), of Chilcompton, Somerset, and the Hon Mrs Michael Evans-Freke, (nee Gurney), of Lower Farm, Bishopstone, Wiltshire; & Marina is the only daughter of the late Mr Robin Christopher Whetherly, [1947-99], late the Royal Horse Guards, and of Mrs Sally Ann Whetherly, [nee Price], of Evershot, Dorset. Dominic's father is the eldest son and heir of the 11th Baron Carbery, and he is therefore in direct line to inherit the peerage (of Ireland).The bride is also of noble stock. Her late father was the second son of Lt-Col. Wiliam Erskine Stobart Whetherly, who m. 1938, the Hon. Rosemary Gertrude Alexandra Lever, second daughter of the 2nd Viscount Leverhulme.
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Mathilda Lucy Lawson-Johnston

Annabel Lawson Johnston [nee Muir], wife of Percy Lawson Johnston, scion of the Barons Luke, gave birth to a daughter, Mathilda Lucy, 27 October, 2006, a sister for Oscar (b. ?) and for Scarlett Florence, who was b. 11 November, 2002.
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Scott/Palmer-Tomkinson engagement

The engagement was announced 21 November, 2006, between Dan I. Scott, younger son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Scott, of Shelley, Suffolk, and Katherine L. Palmer-Tomkinson, scion of that LG family (and descended from the Palmer Baronets and the Smiths of Midhurst, from whom descends HM The Queen), daughter of Christopher David Palmer-Tomkinson (b. 1942), and Mrs Palmer-Tomkinson, of Little Bentley, Essex....
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Sophie Alexandra de Guchteneire

Alexandra Christian de Guchteneire (nee Turton), scion of the LG family of that name, & wife of Mr Bram de Guchteneire, gave birth to a daughter, Sophie Alexandra, at home in the Netherlands, 17 November, 2006. Bram is the only son of Meneer and Mevrouw ED de Guchteneire, of Maastricht, & Alexandra is the younger daughter of the Hon. Gerald Christopher Turton (b. 1937), and Mrs Turton, of Upsall Castle, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, and granddaughter paternally of the late Baron Tranmire, MC, PC (1903-94).

Emily Baring

Katie Baring (nee Bowen), wife of Ned Baring (b. 1975), scion of the Barons Ashburton, gave birth to a daughter, Emily, 7 November, 2006, a sister for Isabella, who was b. 28 March, 2004.
Ned Baring is the second son of Guy Esmond Baring, (b. 1945), and the late Mrs Raina Baring, (nee Campbell), who died in 1979.
Ned's paternal grandfather was Lt-Col Esmond Charles Baring, OBE (1914-63), by his wife Zalia (d. 1986), daughter of Sir Harold Edward Snagge, KBE, and descended from the Barons Avebury.
Ned's great-grandfather, Lt-Col the Hon. Guy Victor Baring, Coldstream Guards, MP (1873-1916), m. Olive Alethea Smith, of the Barons Bicester, and a kinswoman of Queen Elizabeth, consort of King George VI.
Ned Baring's great-great-grandfather was the 4th Baron Ashburton (1835-89).
Katie Baring is the elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Christopher Bowen.


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Major-General Sir John Acland, KCB, CBE

Major-General Sir John Acland, KCB, CBE, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Devon 1994-99; farmer, soldier, died 17 November, 2006. He was aged 77. Sir John was Equerry to Field Marshal HRH The Duke of Gloucester, 1957-59. He was b. 1928, a scion of the Acland Baronets (cr 1890). His younger brother is Sir Antony Acland, KG, GCMG, GCVO.
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Lady Martell

Lady Martell, who died 19 October, 2006, was the 1st wife of Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Colenso Martell, KBE (1966), CBE (1957), CB (1963), Chief of Allied Staff NATO Forces in the Mediterranean, 1965-67.She was born in 1920 as Marguerite Isabelle White, daughter of Sir Dymoke White, 2nd Baronet (cr. 1922), and married Sir Hugh Martell as his 1st wife in 1941. They divorced in 1983. She leaves issue.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Jurat the Hon John Coutanche

Jurat the Hon John Alexander Gore Coutanche, Lieutenant Commander RNR; Lieutenant Bailiff and Jurat of the Royal Court, Jersey, died at Jersey, 19 October, 2006.He was a son of the life peer Baron Coutanche, who died in 1973. He was born in 1925, married 1stly, 1949, Jean Veronica (d. 1977), dau of Alexander Thomson Dawson, of Jersey; married 2ndly, 1978, Gilliam Margaret, daughter of Brigadier John Douglas Fellowes Fisher, CBE, of Jersey, and had issue from his 1st union.
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Wigram/Heron engagement

The engagement was announced 11 November, 2006, between Thomas Peter James Wigram (b. 1978), scion of the Wigram Baronets (cr. 1805), son of James Somerset Wigram (b. 1950), of Bovey Tracey, Devon, by his wife Susan Jane, & Rebecca C. Heron, daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Heron, of Lympstone, Devon.
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Hon. Edward Frederic Northcote

The Hon. Edward Frederic Northcote, TD, who died at Trinity Hospice, 12 November, 2006, was a younger son of the 3rd Earl of Iddesleigh (1901-70) by his wife the former Elizabeth Lowndes; and yr brother of the 4th Earl (1932-2004). He was born in 1934; educated at Downside & Trinity College, Oxford (MA); Major, Intelligence Corps (T & AVR); Cyprus 1957; Association of Inst of Cost & Works Accountants; a Principal Officer, HM Treasury, 1969-71; married 1963 (div 1980), Vivien Sheena, daughter of Colonel Robert John Augustine Hornby, OBE (descended from the Bruce Baronets, cr. 1628); by whom he had issue. Requiem mass at Our Lady of Pity & St. Simon's Stock, Putney, 24 November, 2006.
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Diana Elizabeth de Landry

Diana Elizabeth de Landry (née Vernon), who died 13 November, 2006, aged 84, was a scion of the Vernon Baronets (cr. 1914). She was a former section officer WAAF; born in 1922, daughter of Sir (William) Norman Vernon, 3rd Baronet (d. 1967), by his wife Janet; married 1stly, 1943 (div. 1949), Bohuslav F. Kovarik, DFM (d. 1969), of the Czechoslovakian Air Force; married 2ndly, 1951, Joseph Olivier Hamelin de Grondines de Landry. Funeral Mass at Arundel Cathedral, 1 December, 2006.
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Bellhouse/Couper engagement

The engagement was announced in November, 2006, between Maximilian A.H. Bellhouse, eldest son of Mr Edward Bellhouse, of Buckland and Mrs Spencer Power, of Notting Hill, and (Caroline) Doune Couper (b. 1979), only daughter of the late Sir (Robert) Nicholas Oliver Couper, 6th Baronet (1945-2002), by his 1st wife the former Kirsten Henrietta MacKean (descended from the Earls of Donoughmore).
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Honor Catherine Woodbine Parish

Zoë Parish (nee Clarke) wife of Matthew Woodbine Parish, of the LG family of that name, gave birth to a daughter, Honor Catherine Woodbine, 8 November, 2006, a sister for Ollie (b. ?), and for Jasper Henry Woodbine, who was b. 4 April, 2003.
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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Hon. Mrs William Iliffe

The Hon. Mrs William Iliffe, who died 8 November, 2006, aged 95, was the widow of the Hon William Henry Richard Iliffe (1911-59), a son of the 1st Baron Iliffe. She was the former Christine Marie Baker, daughter of Alfred Eaton Baker, MD, of Hastings, Sussex, and married William Iliffe in 1940. He died in 1959. She is survived by 2 sons, (i) Robert Peter Richard, 3rd Baron Iliffe (b. 22 Nov 1944), and the Hon John David Iliffe (b. 1947)Service of Thanksgiving, Saturday 9 December, 2006, at St. Mary's Church, Aldworth, Berkshire.
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Friday, November 17, 2006

Barclay/Colman engagement

  • The engagement was announced in November, 2006, between Piers D. Barclay, younger son of the late Mrs Angela Barclay, of London, and Rose C.M. Troughton (b. 1979), elder daughter of Peter Troughton, of Upper Wanborough, Swindon, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Sarah Rose Colman (b. 1953), sometime Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Duchess of Kent.
    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter maternally of Sir Timothy Colman, KG, by his wife the former Lady Mary Cecilia Bowes Lyon (b. 1932) sometime Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy. Lady Mary Colman is a sister of the late 17th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, and a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Thomas Bradburne

Gaye (Gee) Bradburne (b. 1965), wife of Mark S.G. Bradburne, gave birth to a son, Thomas, 9 November, 2006. Mark is the son of Mr and Mrs John Bradburne, of Cupar, Fife, and Gee is the only daughter of Mr Roderick Charles (Roddy) Armytage (b. 1934), of the Armytage Baronets (created in 1738), of Middleham, and the late Mrs Sue Armytage.


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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Lord Hamilton of Dalzell's brother weds

The marriage took place 27 October, 2006, at the Parish Church of Santa Maria Magdalena, Seville between the Hon. John Duff Hamilton (b. 1971), third (twin) son of the late 4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (1938-2006), by his wife the former (Ann Anastasia) Corinna Helena Dixon, & Senorita Marta Enrile, younger daughter of Señor Don Juan Enrile Villagrán and Señora Doña Begoña Medina Atienza.
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Darsin/Champion de Crespigny engagement

The engagement was announced in Nov, 2006, between Sandro Darsin, son of Señor Nicolas Darsin and Señora Anna Maria Palazzollo Darsin, of Buenos Aires, and Emma R. Champion de Crespigny, scion of that LG family, daughter of Dr Anthony Champion de Crespigny, of Bath, and Mrs Anthony Haines, of London.
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Baird-Smith/Adeane engagement

The engagement was announced in November, 2006, between Max J. Baird-Smith, elder son of Mr Robin Baird-Smith and the late Sarah Baird-Smith, of Belsize Park, London, and Dorelia D. Adeane, scion of that LG family, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Adeane, of Ramsholt, Suffolk.
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White/Agar engagement

The engagement was announced in November, 2006, between Jonathan C. White, son of Mr and Mrs Patrick White, of Sevenoaks, Kent, and Lady Marisa Charlotte Agar (b. 1979), 2nd daughter of Tthe 6th Earl of Normanton (b. 21 Aug 1945), of Ringwood, Hampshire, by his former wife, the fomer Victoria Susan Beard (now Mrs Timothy Chadwick, of Fulham, London).
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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Grace Alice Rose Chichester-Clark

Joanna S.P. Chichester-Clark (nee Newman) wife of Mark J. Chichester-Clark, gave birth to a daughter, Grace Alice Rose, 2 November, 2006, a sister for Sam Barley Shane, who was b. 8 June, 2005.
Mark is a son of Sir Robin Chichester-Clark, Kt, (b. 1928) of London, and his first wife, the former Jane Helen Goddard (now Mrs Jane Falloon, of Great Milton), daughter of Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard, KCB, and Joanna is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Hans Newman, of Wimbledon.
Mark Chichester-Clark is a nephew of the Baron Moyola (who as James Chichester-Clark was Prime Minister of Northern Ireland 1969-71), and is a grandson paternally of Capt James Lenox-Conyngham Chichester-Clark, DSO & Bar (of an Irish landed family), by his wife Marion Caroline Dehra, daughter of Robert Peel Dawson Spencer Chichester (1873-1921), of Moyola Park, (a grandson of the 4th Marquess of Donegall, 1799-1889).
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Edward Barlow


Veronica Mary Barlow b. 1970 (nee Buxton), wife of Mr (Andrew) Michael Kemp Barlow (b. Dec. 1966), yr son of Sir John Kemp Barlow, 3rd Baronet, by his wife the former Susan Horsbrugh-Porter (of the Horsbrugh-Porter Bts), gave birth to a son, Edward, 2 November, 2006, a brother for Cordelia (b. ?) and Lucia, who was b. 23 July, 2003.
Mrs Barlow is a daughter of Andrew Robert Fowell Buxton (of the Buxton Baronets), by his wife Lady Jane Margery Grant of Rothiemurchus, and is a granddaughter of the Countess of Dysart (a peeress in her own right).
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Thursday, November 09, 2006

William Edward Douglas Noel

William Edward Douglas Noel, who died 3 November, 2006, aged 53, was a scion of the Earls of Gainsborough; b. 1953, son of Douglas Robert George Noel (b. 1924), by his wife Eleanor Susan Jane; married 1stly, 1975 (div 1982, annulled 1984) his kinswoman Victoria Mary Younghusband; married 2ndly, 1993, Mrs Juliet Catherine Hayward, dau of Colonel Arthur Harold Newmarch Reade, LVO; and leaves issue from 1st marriage, Arthur (b. 1977) and Teresa (b. 1976); & step-daughters Kate and Vicky. Funeral at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Ipsden, 16 November, 2006.
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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

John Edmund Julian Byng

Annabel Byng (nee Hardman), b. 1971, wife of Thomas Francis Edmund Wentworth Byng (b. 1970), gave birth to a son, John Edmund Julian, 26 October, 2006, a brother for Rose Florence Eve, who was b. 31 December, 2004.
Tom Byng is a son of Mr Julian Michael Edmund Byng, (b. 1928), & Mrs Byng (nee Wellesley-Wesley). His father was born Julian Michael Edmund Lafone, son of Michael Wm. M. Lafone, who m. 1928, Lady (Florence) Elizabeth Alice Byng, daughter of the 6th Earl of Strafford, of Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire. Julian Lafone assumed the surname of Byng in lieu of his patronymic, by deed poll, (enrolled at the College of Arms) 1952.
Annabel Byng is a daughter of Blaise Noel Anthony Hardman by his wife Caroline Marion Cameron (b. 1943), daughter of the late Colonel Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, KT, CVO, TD, Chief of the Clan Cameron, by his wife, Margaret Doris Gathorne-Hardy (scion of the Earls of Cranbrook).
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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

George Ronald Capel-Cure

George Ronald Capel-Cure, of Blake Hall, Ongar, Essex, who died 28 Oct, 2006, aged 70, was a scion of the LG family of that name, the son of George) Nigel Capel Cure, TD, JP, DL, (b. 28 Sept, 1908; died 8 August, 2004) ( descended from Thomas Cure, of Southwark, Surrey, saddler to King Edward VI, Queen Mary I, and Queen Elizabeth I, who was granted arms in 1588), by his wife Nancy Elizabeth Barry (1910-2006), scion of the Barry Baronets (cr. 1899); he was twice married, 1stly, 1968, to Caroline (d. 1986), daughter of Giles Yarnton Mills, by whom he had 3 sons, William, Hugo & Edward; married 2ndly, Isabella (?) .He was the father-in-law of Rachel, stepfather of Louisa. Grandfather of Milo and Felix. Funeral private. Service of Thanksgiving, Chelmsford Cathedral Thursday, 25 January 2007...
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Monday, November 06, 2006

Blandford baby

(Charles) James Spencer-Churchill, styled Marquess of Blandford (b. 24 Nov, 1955), son & heir of the 11th Duke of Marlborough (b. 13 Apr 1926), of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, by his 1st wife, Susan Mary Hornby (b. 19 Oct 1929; d. 27 Jan 2005). and his 2nd wife, the former Edla Griffiths, dau of Mr Alun Griffiths and his wife, Pauline, are expecting their first child together in the spring of 2007. (Lady Blandford is four months pregnant, according to the Daily Mail) .
Lord Blandford has a son from a former marriage, George John G. Spencer-Churchill, styled Earl of Sunderland, b. Oxford, 28 July, 1992.
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Seymour/Lafayeedney marriage

The marriage took place, 27 August, 2006, at Lagrasse, France, between Sebastian Edward Seymour, styled Lord Seymour (b. 3 Feb, 1982), elder son and heir of the 19th Duke of Somerset, and the Duchess of Somerset, & Miss Arlette Marie Leotine Lafayeedney, daughter of Mr Daniel Lafayeedney and Mrs Regine Lafayeedney.
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Manners/McMyn engagement

The engagement was announced 6 November, 2006, between the Hon. John Hugh Robert (Willie) Manners (b. 5 May 1956), son & heir of the 5th Baron Manners (b. 13 Feb, 1923), and of Baroness Manners, of Avon, Hampshire, & Juliet E.A. McMyn, daughter of Mr and Mrs David McMyn, of Hawkspur Green, Essex.


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Wakeman/Cunliffe-Lister engagement

The engagement was announced 4 November, 2006, between Edward A. Wakeman, son of the late Dr. E. Maurice Wakeman, of Guildford, Connecticut, and of Leirion of Baja, Mexico, & Constance Alexandra Elise Cunliffe-Lister (b. 1979), scion of the Earls of Swinton, only daughter of (Julian) Michael Cunliffe-Lister (b. 1949), of Caldecott, Rutland, by his former wife the former Penelope Susan Pinner (Mrs Penelope Cunliffe-Lister, of Eastbourne, East Sussex).
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Sinclair/Marjoribanks engagement

The engagement was announced 3 November 2006, between Mark R. Sinclair, son of Mrs Anne Sinclair, of Houston, Renfrewshire, & Faith V. Marjoribanks, daughter of Andrew George Marjoribanks of that Ilk (b. 16 Oct, 1941), Chief of the Name and Arms of Marjoribanks, by his wife Fiona, of Inverclyde. --

Banks/Gascoigne engagement

The engagement was announced 4 November, 2006, between Richard George Fothergill Banks (b. 1977), grandson maternally of the 10th Viscount Boyne, son of David George Fothergill Banks, by his former wife, the former Hon Caroline Veronica Hamilton-Russell (b. 1957) (now the Hon Mrs Cotterell, of Worcestershire), & Fenn J. Gascoigne, granddaughter maternally of the 4th Viscount Esher, daughter of Anthony Grey Gascoigne (descended from the Wigan Baronets), by his former wife, the Hon Olivia Clare Teresa Brett (b. 1947).
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Lady Morrison-Low

Lady Morrison-Low, who died 1 November, 2006, was the wife of Sir James Richard Morrison-Low, 3rd Baronet, a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Fife.She was the former Anne Rawson Gordon, daughter of Air Commodore Robert Gordon, CB, CBE, DSO, and married Sir James in 1953. She is survived by her husband and a son, Richard, and daughters Alison, Jean and Susan.
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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Zara Frances Elaine Petty-Fitzmaurice

Lady William Petty-Fitzmaurice (nee Sansum), wife since 2004 of Lord William Nicholas Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice (b. 1973), of Bowood, Wiltshire, scion of the Marquesses of Lansdowne, gave birth to a daughter, Zara Frances Elaine, 1 November, 2006.
Lord William is the second son of the 9th Marquess of Lansdowne by his first wife Lady Frances Helen Mary Eliot, & Lady William is the former Rebecca Sansum, of Chippenham, Wiltshire.
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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Oliver Michael Bloch

The Lady Camilla Bloch, (nee Bingham), wife since 1998, of Michael Gordon Bloch, QC, gave birth to a third son, Oliver Michael, 23 October, 2006, a brother for Cameron Charles, who was b. 28 Feb, 2002, and for Angus John Patrick, who was b. 31 July, 2003, and a half-brother for Susy and Claudia Bloch.
Lady Camilla, (b. 1970), is the younger daughter of the 7th Earl of Lucan, and of Veronica Countess of Lucan. Her father, missing since the murder of his children's nanny, in November, 1974, was "pressumed deceased" in Chambers, on 11 December, 1992. Then, in 1999, Camilla's brother, George, Lord Bingham, applied for a writ of summons to take his seat in the House of Lords as 8th Earl of Lucan but his application was not authorised by the Lord Chancellor.
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Jacob Dylan (Jakie) Dent-Brocklehurst

Lilli Dent Brocklehurst [nee Maltese] wife of Henry Dent Brocklehurst, gave birth to a third son, Jacob Dylan (Jakie), at Maui, Hawaii, 26 October, 2006, a brother for Mark, who was b. 27 Apr, 2001, and for Lucas, who was b. 10 Feb, 2004.
[For some Dent Brocklehurst ancestors see Burke's Peerage, Earls of Harewood; and Debrett [prior to 1938] Harewood Colls].
Henry Dent Brocklehurst is a son of the late Geoffrey Mark Dent Brocklehurst, of Sudeley Castle, by his wife (Mary) Elizabeth, dau of Dr Henry Chipps, of Lexington, Kentucky, USA (she later married the 4th Baron Ashcombe).
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Dobbs/von Twickel engagement

The engagement was announced in November, 2006, between Nicholas A.M. Dobbs, youngest son of the late Sir Richard Dobbs KCVO (1919-2004), HM Lieutenant for County Antrim, 1959-75, and of Lady Dobbs (nee Carola Day Clarkson), of Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, and Frein Matilda V.L.A.Z. von Twickel, younger daughter of the late Freiherr Alexander von Twickel and of Freifrau Alexander von Twickel, of Tidmington, Warwickshire.

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Barnett/Houssemayne Du Boulay engagement

The engagement was announced 31 October, 2006, between Mr Andrew Barnett, yr son of Mr & Mrs Michael Barnett, of Drumdeinies, by Nairn, & Emma Houssemayne du Boulay, scion of the LG family of Houssemayne du Boulay formerly of Donhead Hall, daughter of the late Iain Du Boulay, and Mrs Clare Du Boulay, of Auchtermuchty, Fife.
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Lindsay/Galbraith engagement

The engagement was announced 26 October, 2006, between Dougal J. Lindsay, elder son of Mr & Mrs John Lindsay, of St Cyrus, Kincardineshire, & Mary Ida Galloway Galbraith (b. 1973), scion of the Barons Strathclyde (cr. 1955), daughter of the late Hon. David Muir Galloway Galbraith (1928-2006), by his former the former Marion Bingham (now Mrs Rory MacDonald, of Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire).
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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Jack Cameron Corbett

Anna Corbett (nee Smedley). wife of the Hon. Jason William Polson Cameron Corbett (b. 21 April, 1972), son and heir of the 4th Baron Rowallan and Mrs Adam Smith, gave birth to a son, Jack Cameron Corbett, 29 October, 2006, a brother for Alexander William Cameron, who was b. 3 February, 2004.
Mrs Corbett is the daughter of Mr Chris Smedley and Mrs Graham Stevens.
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Birley/Ferry marriage

The marriage took place 26 October, 2006, at Richmond Register Office, Surrey, between Robin Birley, scion of that BLG family, son of Marcus Lecky Oswald Hornby Birley (b. 1930), by his former wife, the former Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart, daughter of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry (now Lady Annabel Goldsmith), & Mrs Lucy Margaret Mary Ferry, former wife of the pop star Bryan Ferry, and only daughter of Mr Patrick Helmore and Mrs Mary Helmore.
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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Lady Montagu Douglas Scott

Lady Montagu Douglas Scott, who died 17 October, 2006, aged 81, was, as Valerie Finnis, a distinguished horticulturalist and garden photographer, widow of Sir David Montagu Douglas Scott (who died in 1986 aged 99), diplomat, scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/news/2006/10/28/db2801.xml
She was born Valerie Finnis, 31 Oct, 1924, at Crowborough, Sussex, 2nd daughter of Cdr Steriker Finnis by his wife Constance, and married Sir David in 1970. No issue.
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Delia Baroness Baillieu

Delia Baroness Baillieu, who died 26 October, 2006, was the 2nd wife and widow of the 2nd Baron Baillieu (1915-73). She married Lord Baillieu in 1962 as Mrs Delia Muriel Champion. She is survived by issue from a previous marriage.Her homes were at Chiddingly and Lewes, Sussex.
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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Rosemary Ann Ogilvy Bailey

Rosemary Ann Ogilvy Bailey (nee Freeman-Mitford), who died who died at Burford, Oxfordshire, 22 October, 2005, aged 95, was a scion of the Barons Redesdale. She was born in 1911, a daughter of Major the Hon Clement Bertram Ogilvy Freeman-Mitford, DSO, eldest son and heir of the 1st Baron, (1876-1915), by his wife the former Lady Helen Alice Willington Ogilvy (d. 1973), daughter of the 11th Earl of Airlie; married 1932, Cdr Richard James (Dick) Bailey, OBE, RN (who d. 1969), by whom she had issue; 2 sons, Richard and Michael (who both predeceased her); & 4 daughters, Clementine, Penelope, Lavinia & Annabel; Funeral at St John the Baptist Church, Burford, 1 Nov, 2006...
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Ursula Rowland

Victoria *Plum* Sykes, the writer, and her husband, Toby Rowland, have been presented with their first child, a daughter, Ursula Rowland, born in London, October, 2006.
http://www.fashionweekdaily.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=373627&itype=8486
Mr Toby Rowland is the son of the late Mr "Tiny" Rowland (whose birth name was Furhop)and Mrs Josie Rowland, & *Plum* (b. 4 Dec, 1969), is a twin daughter (with her sister Lucy now Mrs Euan Rellie) of Mark Richard Sykes (b. 1937), scion of the Sykes Baronets, of Sledmere, Yorkshire, and his second wife, Valerie.
Plum's paternal grandmother, Camilla Georgiana Sykes (nee Russell) (1912-83), was a scion of the Dukes of Bedford; the bride's paternal grandfather was the grandson of Christine Cavendish-Bentinck, a descendant of the 3rd Duke of Portland.
"Tiny" Rowland who died in July, 1998, from skin cancer, was the former head of the British-based conglomerate, Lonhro plc, has died at the age of eighty from skin cancer. Rowland, who fought a long take-over war with Mohamed Fayed for control of Harrods, was once described by the former British Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath, as 'the unacceptable face of capitalism.. "

Sir Edward Thomas Hunter Blair, 8th Baronet

Sir Edward Thomas Hunter Blair, 8th Baronet, landowner and forester, died at Fleet Valley Nursing Home, 21 October, 2006. He was aged 85.He was born 15 December, 1920, son of Sir James Hunter Blair, 7th Baronet, by his wife Jean Galloway McIntyre, and was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford.Career:---> Served in the 2nd World War with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry; member of Kirkcudbrightshire County Council, 1970-71; Civil Servant, 1941-43; journalist (assistant Foreign Editor) 1944-49; Member of the Council of the Wyndham Trust, 1992-96; Member of the Scottish Association for Public Transport from 1993; President, Dumfries and Galloway Mountaineering Club, &c.He succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1786), on the demise of his father, 1985.He married (i) 1956, Norma, daughter of Walter Sidney Harris, and they adopted a son, Alan, and a daughter, Helen. Married (ii) Jonet ?The baronetcy now devolves upon his kinsman, Patrick David Hunter Blair, b. 1958.The funeral took place at Straiton Parish Church, 27 Oct, 2006...
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Floris Daniel van Pallandt Brocklebank

Felicia Brocklebank (nee Baroness van Pallandt, b. 1971), wife of James Brocklebank, gave birth to a son, Floris Daniel van Pallandt, 3 October, 2006, a brother for Thomas Charles Wilprand, who was b. 11 July, 2004.
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Floris Daniel van Pallandt Brocklebank

Felicia Brocklebank (nee Baroness van Pallandt, b. 1971), wife of James Brocklebank, gave birth to a son, Floris Daniel van Pallandt, 3 October, 2006, a brother for Thomas Charles Wilprand, who was b. 11 July, 2004.
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Friday, October 27, 2006

Angus Benjamin Maurice Hay

Miranda Hermione Rosamond Hay (nee Tennant, b. 1974), scion of the Barons Glenconner, wife of Thomas Hay, gave birth to a son, Angus Benjamin Maurice Hay, 8 October, 2006, at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. Mrs Hay is a daughter of Mark Edward Tennant, and a granddaughter of the late Sir Iain Tennant, KT, by his wife the former Lady Margaret Ogilvy, dau of the 12th Earl of Airlie, &c.

Sheila McAlpine

Sheila McAlpine, who died 6 October, 2006, was the wife of Lt-Col. Malcolm Hugh Dees McAlpine (b. 1917), of the Royal Engineers, scion of the McAlpine Baronets (cr. 1918). She was the former Sheila Margaret, daughter of Maj. F. Raeburn Price, & married Malcolm McAlpine (a grandson of Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Bt) in 1944; she had issue, Adrian (b. 1944), Cullum (b. 1947), and Hamish (b. 1954).The funeral took place at Chelsea Old Church, 18 Oct, 2006...

Oliver-Bellasis/Wise engagement

The engagement was announced, 11 October, 2006, between John Edward Oliver-Bellasis (b. 1976), descended from the Bates Baronets (cr. 1880), elder son of Charles Arthur John Oliver-Bellasis (b. 1940), of Boxford, Berks, by his wife the former Julia Elizabeth Manners, and Victoria J.H. Wise, ystn daughter of Mr & Mrs Kenneth Wise, of Princes Risborough, Bucks.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rogers/Norman engagement

The engagement was announced in October, 2006, between Daniel H. Rogers, younger son of the late Mr John Rogers and of Mrs Rogers, of Riverhill, Sevenoaks, Kent, and Kinvara C. Norman (b. 1977), scion of the BLG family of St Clere and Moor Place, and a descendant of the 4th Earl of Bradford, younger daughter of Mr James Collet Norman (b. 10 Aug 1945), of Hillington, Norfolk, by his wife the former Jennifer Wigan.

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Mordaunt/Welch engagement

The engagement was announced in October, 2006, between James Richard John Mordaunt (b. 1967), scion of the Mordaunt Baronets (cr. 1611), elder son of Gerald Charles (Gerry) Mordaunt (b. 1939), of Essex, by his former wife, the former Carol Elspeth Villiers, scion of the Earls of Clarendon (now Mrs Carol Hammick, of Dorset), and Fiona K. Welch, daughter of Mr Alistair Welch, of Australia, and Mrs Jane Eardley, of London.

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Lady Anne Catherine Dorothy Hill

The Lady Anne Hill, of Snape Priory, Saxmundham, Suffolk, who died 22 October, 2006, was a daughter of the 3rd Earl of Cranbrook (1870-1915), by his wife the former Lady Dorothy Montagu Boyle (d. 1968), daughter of the 7th Earl of Glasgow; she was b. 1911, as Lady Anne Catherine Dorothy Gathorne-Hardy. married 1938, George Heywood Hill (who d. 1986, descended from the Johnstone Baronets), and leaves issue. Funeral at Great Glemham Church on 30th October.


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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Hoyer Millar/Burges-Lumsden engagement

The engagement was announced 24 October, 2006, between Mark Christian Frederick Hoyer Millar (b. 1975), scion of the Barons Inchyra (cr. 1962), son of the Hon Alastair James Harold Hoyer Millar (b. 1936), of London, by his wife the former Virginia Margaret Diana Macauley (descended from the Viscounts Camrose), & Anna Sophia Burges-Lumsden, daughter of Mr & Mrs Christopher Burges-Lumsden, of Pitcaple, Aberdeenshire.


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Friday, October 20, 2006

Baroness Hutchinson of Lullington

The Baroness Hutchinson of Lullington, who died 26 September, 2006, aged 86, was the second wife of the life peer, the Baron Hutchinson of Lullington, QC (b. 28 Mar, 1915). She was born in June, 1920, as June Capel, the younger (and posthumous) daughter of Capt. Arthur ("Boy") Capel, by his wife the former Hon Diana Lister (b. 1893), daughter of the 4th Baron Ribblesdale (b. 29 Oct 1854; d. 21 Oct 1925) (this peer was immortalised by the artist John Sargent), by his wife the former Charlotte Monckton Tennant, daughter of Sir Charles Tennant 1st Baronet. June's mother had married (i) 1913, Percy Lyulph Wyndham (of the Barons Leconfield, who was killed in WW1 in 1914); and after Capel's demise she became the wife of the 14th Earl of Westmorland. She married 1stly, 1948, Franz Osborn, and married 2ndly, in 1966, as his 2nd wife (the first wife had been the actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft), Jeremy Hutchinson, created a life peer in 1978.

James Robert Rhys Wingfield

Jane Fiona Wingfield (nee Dempster), wife of Rupert Bolingbroke Rhys Wingfield (b. 1972), scion of the Viscounts Powerscourt, gave birth to a son, James Robert Rhys, 25 September, 2006.
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Walpole/Walker engagement

The engagement was announced 3 September, 2006, between the Hon. Roger Horatio Calibut Walpole (b. 1980), son of the 10th Baron Walpole, of Mannington Hall, Norwich, by his 2nd wife, the former Laurel Celia Ball, & Lesley Walker, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Walker, of Athelstaneford, East Lothian, and Mrs Walker.

Hon. Simon David Davan Sainsbury

The Hon Simon David Davan Sainsbury, who died after a fall, 28 September, 2006, was a yr son of the life peer, Baron Sainsbury (1902-98), and was a great-grandson of John Sainbury, founder of the grocery chain; b. 1930; sometime Vice-Chairman and Director of J Sainsbury Ltd; he never married, but recently celevrated a civil partnership with one Stewart Grimshaw.

William John Ernest Horsbrugh-Porter

Jennie Horsbrugh-Porter (nee Downing) wife of (Andrew) Alexander Marshall Horsbrugh-Porter (b. 19 Jan 1971), scion of the baronets of that name, gave birth to a son, William John Ernest, 25 September, 2006. Alexander is the son and heir of Sir John Simon Horsbrugh-Porter, 4th Baronet.

Loyd/Peake engagement

The engagement was announced 3 October, 2006, between Andrew W. Loyd, son of the late Major Peter Loyd and Mrs Peter Loyd, of Eastfield, Roxburghshire, and Mrs Katharine S. Assheton, daughter of Mr David Alphy Edward Raymond Peake (b. 1934), of Sezincote, Gloucestershire, scion of the Peake family headed by Viscount Ingleby, and Mrs Peake.
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Hon. Lady Mayall (1914-2006)

The Hon Lady Mayall, who died 26 September, 2006, was the 2nd wife, and widow, of Sir (Alexander) Lees Mayall, KCVO, KCMG (b. 14 Sept, 1915; d. 27 Dec, 1992), sometime Ambassador to Venezuela and vice-marshal of the diplomatic corps. She was born the Hon Mary Hermione Ormsby-Gore, in 1914, a daughter of the 4th Baron Harlech, KG, GCMG, PC (1885-1964), by his wife, the former Lady Beatrice Gascoyne-Cecil, daughter of the 4th Marquess of Salisbury. She married 1stly, 1936 (div. 1946), Capt. Robin Francis Campbell, CBE, DSO, who died in 1985, only son of the Rt Hon Sir Ronald Hugh Campbell, GCMG; married 2ndly, 1947, Sir Alexander Lees Mayall. She leaves issue from both marriages. The funeral took place 6 Oct, 2006.

Isaac Archie Joseph Heathcoat Amory

Alice Heathcoat Amory (nee Thomson), wife of Edward Fitzgerald Heathcoat Amory, scion of the Baronets of that name, gave birth to a son, Isaac Archie Joseph, 28 September, 2006, a brother for Ludo, b. 13 June 2000, and Lily, b. 7 Aug 2002, and for Samuel, b. 30 Apr, 2004.

George David Garforth-Bles

Lt-Col. (George) David Garforth-Bles, who died 27 September, 2006, was a scion of that BLG family, the son of Capt. George Marcus Garforth-Bles, of Manchester and Knutsford; married (i) 28 Mar 1939 (div. 1947), Susan Muir Mackenzie, scion of the Muir Mackenzie Baronets (cr. 1805); married (ii) 1948, Anne Deshon, who predeceased him; he leaves 1 son and 1 daughter from his first marriage and 3 sons from his 2nd marriage.

Flora Myrtle Burrell

Celia Burrell (nee Shelmerdine), wife of William Westray Burrell (b. 1967), scion of the Burrell Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Flora Myrtle, 26 September, 2006, at Melbourne, Australia, a sister for Coco, b. 6 Oct, 2000, and for Banjo, b. 1 Sept, 2004.

Lulu Iris Lane Fox

Lucy Lane Fox (nee Charles Jones) wife of James Richard Lane Fox (b. 1966), scion of that BLG family, gave birth to a daughter, Lulu Iris, 3 Oct, 2006, a sister for Milo Francis, who was b. 7 Jan 2005. James is a great-grandson of the 1st (and last) Baron Bingley (1870-1947), of Bramham Park, &c.

Stephen Charles Gladstone

Stephen Charles Gladstone, who died from cancer, 1 October, 2006, was a scion of the Gladstone Baronets (cr. 1846), and a kinsman of the eminent Victorian statesman William Ewart Gladstone; b. 1924, son of Capt Stephen Gladstone (1891-1965), by his wife the former Mary St. Clair Davidson; married 1952, Susan Valerie Guise (deceased), by whom he had issue. The funeral took place at Emmanuel Church, Ridgeway, Wimbledon, 16 Oct, 2006...

3rd Baron Nelson of Stafford

The 3rd Baron Nelson of Stafford died suddenly, 22 September, 2006. He was aged 62. Henry Roy George Nelson was born 26 Oct, 1943, and educated at Ampleforth and King's College, Cambridge, MA. Career:-> CEng, FIMechE, MIEE; joined RHP Bearings, 1970: General Manager, transmission bearings, 1973-78, automotive bearings, 1978-81; Manufacturing Director, industrial bearings, 1981-83; Managing Director, Hopkinsons Ltd, 1983-85; Managing Director, industrial and distribution divisions, Pegler-Hattersley plc, 1985-86; Group Managing Director, GSPK Ltd, 1986-90; Managing Director, power transmission division, Fenner plc, 1991-92; Operations Director, TIB plc, 1993-97 (non-executive director 1998-2000); Member of the Government Committee of Enquiry into Engineering Profession, 1978-80; succeeded his father, 19 Jan 1995, as 3rd Baron (cr. 1960), and as a Baronet (cr. 1955); he married 1968, Dorothy, daughter of Leslie Caley, of Tibthorpe Manor, Driffield, East Yorkshire, by whom he had issue, a son, the Hon. Alistair William Henry, b. 3 June, 1973, who now succeeds to the peerage and baronetcy; and a daughter, the Hon. Sarah Jane Nelson, b. 1981. Service of Thanksgiving took place at Our Lady and St Edward's Church, Driffield, 6 October, 2006.

4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell

The 4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell died 28 September, 2006. He was aged 68. He was born James Leslie Hamilton, 11 February, 1938, son of the 3rd Baron, GCVO, MC (1911-90), by his wife, the former Rosemary Olive Coke (d. 8 Oct, 1993), scion of the Earls of Leicester. He was educated at Eton and served in the Coldstream Guards, 1956-58; Career: --> Member of the Stock Exchange, 1967-80; Director, Rowton Hotels, plc 1978-84; Chairman, Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for the Disabled, from 1989; Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Surrey from 1993; succeeded his father as 4th Baron (cr. 1886), 10 Feb, 1990; married 1967, Anne Corinna Helena, daughter of Sir Pierson John Dixon, GCMG, CB, by whom he had issue, four sons (inc twins). He is succeeded in the peerage by his eldest son, the Hon Gavin Gouldburn Hamilton, b. 8 Oct, 1968. A Thanksgiving service takes place at St Michael's, Betchworth, 14 Nov 2006, and at St Mary's, Bridgnorth, 6 Dec, 2006.

Baron Harris of High Cross

The Baron Harris of High Cross, a life peer, a prominent and outspoken eurosceptic; Founder President, Institute of Economic Affairs since 1990, died 19 October, 2006, from a heart attack at his home in north London. Ralph Harris was b. 10 Dec, 1924, and educated at Tottenham Grammar School and Queen's College, Cambridge (MA); Career: --->Leader writer, Glasgow Herald, 1956; General Director, Institute of Economic Affairs, 1957-87, later chairman; created a life peer, 1979, as Baron Harris of High Cross, of Tottenham in Greater London; sat in the Upper House as a crossbencher, and was a close friend of Baroness Thatcher. Married 1949, Jose Pauline, daughter of Roger Frederick Jeffery, by whom he had issue.

Sir Peter Dupree, 5th Baronet

Sir Peter Dupree, 5th Baronet, died 12 September, 2006. He was aged 82. He was b. 20 Feb, 1924, son of Sir Victor Dupree, 3rd Bt (b. 19 Dec 1887; d. 13 Aug 1976); succeeded to the baronetcy (cr. 1921), on the demise of his father, 1976; married 1947, Joan (d. 2000), daughter of Capt. James Desborough Hunt; according to reference books he dies without issue, but the Telegraph death notice says he was the father of Stephen and grandfather of Emily, William and Richard; he is succeeded in the baronetcy (according to Who's Who) by his cousin, (Thomas William James) David Dupree, who was b. 5 Feb, 1930.

Baroness Julia Faustina Frances Thyssen-Bornemisza

From The Times birth announcements, Oct 2006 THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA To The Baron and Baroness on 13th October 2006, in Geneva, to Lorne and Alexandra, a daughter, Julia Faustina Frances.
See:-
http://www.angelfire.com/in/heinbruins/Thyssen.html

Otto Charles Michael von Westenholz

Mellissa (Milly) von Westenholz (nee Sanders), wife of Mark Henry Cosimo von Westenholz (b. 1973), gave birth to a son, Otto Charles Michael, 19 September, 2006. Mark is the second son of the late Mr Charles von Westenholz, of Widford, Hertfordshire, by his wife, the former Lady Mary Marianella Anne Kerr (b. 1944), and Melissa is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Sanders, of Chawton, Hampshire.
Mark von Westenholz is a maternal grandson of the late 12th Marquess of Lothian, KCVO (1922-2004).

Fiona Henderson, CVO

Fiona Henderson, CVO, sometime Woman of the Bedchamber (Temporary) to Queen Elizabeth II, died at the King Edward VII Hospital, 14 October 2006.
As Fiona Pilkington she began her career in the Household of the Duke of Kent as lady-in-waiting to the Duchess of Kent in the 1960s, but joined the retinue of royal ladies at Buckingham Palace in 1999 after the Duchess of Kent wound down her royal appointments and activities. She married (and divorced?) Alan Henderson, and stood as sponsor at the christening of Lord Nicholas Windsor, the Duchess of Kent's younger (soon to be wed) son, in 1970. Mrs Henderson was awarded the CVO, and later advanced to DCVO (?).
I may be quite wrong in advancing her to DCVO. Was she HENDERSON, Fiona D., CVO., because I believe her middle christian name was Douglas....The Telegraph says "HENDERSON. - FIONA. D.C.V.O.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Baroness Hill-Norton

The Baroness Hill-Norton, who died at Lordington Park, 28 September, 2006, aged 89, was the widow of Admiral of the Fleet Baron Hill-Norton, GCB (1915-2004).
She was the former Margaret Eileen Linstow, daughter of Carl Adolph Linstow, and married the then Peter Hill-Norton in 1936. He died 16 May, 2004. She was the mother of a daughter, Carla, and a son, Vice-Admiral the Hon. Sir Nicholas Hill-Norton, KCB
Funeral at St Mary's Church, Newton Valence, Hampshire, 9 October, 2006.
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Dowager Countess of Lytton

The Dowager Countess of Lytton, who died at Wellcross Grange Nursing Home, near Horsham, 24 September, 2006, aged 90, was the widow of the 4th Earl of Lytton (1900-85).
She was the former Clarissa Mary Palmer, daughter of Brigadier-General Cyril Eustace Palmer, CB, CMG, DSO, and a descendant of the Blakiston Baronets, and married Lord Lytton in 1946. She leaves issue including the 5th Earl (b. 7 June, 1950).
Funeral Mass and interment, 13 October, 2006, at Friary Church of SS Francis and Anthony, Haslett Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex.
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Friday, September 29, 2006

Christian Lady Innes, widow of 16th Baronet

Christian Lady Innes, who died at her home, 24 September, 2006, aged 82, was the 2nd wife and widow of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Berowald Innes of Balvenie, 16th Baronet, OBE.
She was the former Elizabeth Christian Watson, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Henry Watson, DSO, and married Sir Berowald in 1961. He died in 1988.
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June, Lady Horlick 1926-2006

June Lady Horlick, who died 24 September, 2006, at Henley-on-Thames, was the widow of Sir John James Macdonald Horlick, 5th Baronet (1922-95).She was born in 1926 as June Cory-Wright, daughter of Douglas Cory-Wright, CBE (1901-87), a scion fo the Cory-Wright Baronets (cr. 1903), by his wife Margaret Levy, and married Sir John in 1948. She leaves a son, Sir James, 6th Baronet, and daughters, Harriet and Araminta. A Thanksgiving Service will be held at St Nicholas Church Remenham Henley-on- Thames on Friday 6 October, 2006.


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Baroness Oranmore & Browne

Baroness Oranmore & Browne, who died 24 September, 2006, at the age of 87, was the 3rd wife and widow of the 4th Baron Oranmore & Browne (b. 21 Oct 1901; d. 7 Aug 2002).
She was the 1930s film actress Sally Gray, who was born Constance Vera Stevens, at Holloway, north London 14 February, 1919.
She married Dominick Geoffrey Edward Browne, 4th Baron Oranmore & Browne, in 1951, and settled at Castle Mac Garrett, Co Mayo, and afterwards in the 1960s, they settled in a flat in Eaton Place, London. When Lord Oranmore and Browne died, aged 100, in 2002, days after he and his wife had attended at a party in the Ritz, he had been the longest serving peer in the Lords (where he had never spoken) until ejected by Tony Blair's reforms.

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John Bellenden Bulteel

John Bellenden Bulteel, scion of that BLG family died 21 September, 2006, husband of Elizabeth, father of David, Anthony, Sally and Christopher and grandfather of 11. Funeral to be held at Holy Trinity Church, Nailsea, North Somerset on Friday 29 September. Kinsman of Princes Wm & Harry of Wales (who are of Bulteel descent) &c.
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Meyrick/Clark marriage

A service of blessing took place 21 September, 2006, at Llangwyfan (Church in the Sea), Anglesey, between between George William Owen Tapps Gervis Meyrick (b. 1970), son & heir of Sir George Christopher Cadfael Tapps Gervis Meyrick, 7th Baronet (b. 10 Mar 1941), by his wife the former Jean Louise Montagu Douglas Scott (b. 1943), scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, & Candida Clark, daughter of Mr Alan Sharpe and Mrs Cassandra Clark.

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Butter/Szeluk marriage

The marriage took place on Friday 1 September, 2006, at Dunkeld Cathedral, between Mr Charles Harold Alexander Butter (b. 10 Apr 1960), only son of Sir David Henry Butter, KCVO, MC, JP (b. 18 March, 1920), of the landed family Butter of Pitlochry, and Lady Butter, CVO (nee Myra Alice Wernher), of Pitlochry, Perthshire, and Miss Agnieszka D. Szeluk. The Marquess of Milford Haven was best man. The honeymoon was spent abroad.
Charles Butter is a brother of the Countess of Dalhousie, and a first cousin of the Duchesses of Abercorn & Westminster, and is a grandson maternally of Major-General Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, 3rd Bt, GCVO, by his wife Lady Zia Wernher, daughter of HIH Grand Duke Michael of Russia and his morganatic wife Countess de Torby, &c.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Jamie Kidd

Catherine B. Kidd (nee Kemeny), wife of Jack Edward Kidd (b. 1973), gave birth to her sixth child, a daughter, Jamie, in 2006. The baby is her fourth with husband Jack Kidd (she has two older children, Ashley, 18, and Autumn, 14, from a previous marriage).The other Kidd offspring are Jaden Rachel K Kidd, a daughter, b. 2002; John Aitken C. Kidd (known as Jack), b. 2003; & Jackson, b. Oct. 2004. Jack Kidd is brother of the super-model Jodie Kidd, and of the Countess of Mornington. Jack's grandmother, the Hon. Janet Aitken (dau of the 1st Baron Beaverbrook), was the wife, between 1927 and 1934, of Ian Douglas Campbell, later 11th Duke of Argyll. Before settling on Jack's grandfather, Maj. Thomas Kidd, Janet's second husband was the Hon. William Montagu, son of the 9th Earl of Sandwich.

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Elizabeth Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

Lady Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 2nd wife, since 2005, of Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet, OBE (b. 7 March, 1944), gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth, sometime in 2006, circa Apr 2006.
Sir Ranulph is the posthumous son of the late Lt-Col Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, DSO, 2nd Bt, (who died of wounds in 1943), and the late Lady Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (d. 1995), and Lady Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes is the former Louise Millington.
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Pite/Sandys engagement

The engagement was announced in September, 2006, between David W. Pite, son of Mr and Mrs John James Pite, and Lucy Diana Sandys (b. 1971), daughter of the late Hon Julian George Winston Sandys, QC and of Elisabeth Sandys (nee Martin).

Miss Sandys is a granddaughter paternally of the late life peer Baron Duncan-Sandys (ext. 1987), by his wife the former Diana Spencer-Churchill, daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, &c



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Windsor/Frankopan engagement

The engagement was announced 26 September, 2006, between the Lord Nicholas Charles Edward Jonathan Windsor (b. 1970), yr son of T.R.H. The Duke and Duchess of Kent, & Paola, daughter of Don Louis and Donna Ingrid Doimi de Frankopan, of London.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5509.asp

Sir Iain Mark Tennant, KT

Sir Iain Mark Tennant, KT, Lord Lieutenant of Morayshire, 1963-94; Crown Estate Commissioner, 1970-90; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly, Church of Scotland, 1988-89, died at his home, 25 September, 2006. He was 87.Iain Tennant was b. 11 March, 1919, scion of the Barons Glenconner, son of Group Capt John Edward Tennant, DSO, MC, RAF (1890-1941) ,of Innes, Elgin, and Mrs Georgina Tennant (nee Kirkpatrick), and was educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge.Career;-.> Scots Guards 1939-46; Caledonian Cinemas, 1947; Chairman, Grampian Television Ltd, 1968-89; Director, Times Publishing Co Ltd, 1962-66; Director, Clydesdale Bank, Ltd 1968-89; The Seagram Co. Ltd, Montreal, 1978-81; Moray Enterprise Trust Ltd 1986-94; Chairman, The Glenlivet Distillers Ltd 1964-84; Seagram Distillers, 1979-84; Mdember, Newspaper Panel, Monopolies and Mergers Commission, 1981-86; Chairman, Board of Governors, Gordonstoun School, 1954-71; Lieutenant, Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers) 1981-2002; Knight of the Thistle, 1986, &c.He married in 1946, Lady Margaret Helen Isla Marion Ogilvy, 2nd daughter of the 12th Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, MC, by whom he had 2 sons, Mark & Christopher and 1 daughter, Emma.Funeral at the Chapel Gordonstoun School on 14 October, 2006. --

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fleming/Guess engagement

The engagement was announced 22 September, 2006, between Thomas Mungo Fleming (b. 1971) scion of that BLG family, of Nettlebed, Oxon, son of Valentine Patrick Fleming (b. 1 Aug 1935), of Chiddingstone Hoath, Kent, by his wife the former Elizabeth Helen Gibbs (b. 1938), scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon, & Nicola Miranda Guess, yr daughter of Mr Richard Guess, of London SW1, and Mrs Tim Fox, of Loxwood, West Sussex.
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Molly Lettice Fortescue Duckworth-Chad

The Lady Laura Duckworth-Chad (nee Fortescue Gore b. 1975), wife of Major James Anthony L'Etang Duckworth-Chad, Coldstream Guards, (b. 1972) former Equerry to Queen Elizabeth II, gave birth to a daughter, Molly Lettice Fortescue, 21 September, 2006. James is the elder son of Anthony Duckworth-Chad, of Pynkney Hall, Norfolk, High Sheriff of Norfolk, 1992, by his wife Elizabeth Sarah Wake-Walker (a granddaughter of the 7th Earl Spencer), & Lady Laura is the elder daughter of the 9th Earl of Arran, of Castle Hill, Devon, by his wife the Countess of Arran (the former Eleanor van Cutsem). Major James Duckworth-Chad is a second cousin of the Princes William and Harry.
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10th Earl of Mayo 1929-2006

The Earl of Mayo, who died at his home in France, 22 September, 2006, aged 77, was the 10th holder of the earldom (Peerage of Ireland, 1785).
Terence Patrick Bourke was born 26 August, 1929, son of the Hon Bryan Longley Bourke (d. 1961, 3rd son of the 8th Earl) by his wife Violet, and was educated at St Aubyns, Rottingdean; Royal Naval College Dartmouth.
Career:-> Lieutenant RN 1952; Fleet Air Arm 1952; served in the Suez Campaign 1956; Solo Aerobatic Displays Farnborough 1957; invalided 1959; Member, Gosport Borough Council, 1961-64; President, Gosport Chamber of Trade, 1962; Gov. Gosport Secondary Schools, 1963-64; Managing Director, Irish Marble Ltd, Galway 1965-82; succeeded to the earldom and Barony of Naas (1766) and Viscountcy of Mayo (1781), on the death of his uncle, 1962.
Married 1stly 1952 (div 1987, & she d. 1992), Margaret Jane Robinson Harrison, by whom he had three sons, Charles, Patrick & Harry; married 2ndly, 1987, Sally Anne, daughter of F.G. Matthews, by whom he had one son, Jem.
The peerages now devolve upon his eldest son, Charles Diarmuidh John Bourke, styled Lord Naas, b. 11 June, 1953.
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Lawson Johnston/Engelen engagement

The engagement was announced 23 September, 2006, between Daniel George Lawson Johnston (b. 1978) scion of the Barons Luke (cr. 1929), son of the late Hon. (George) Andrew Lawson Johnston, by his wife the former Sylvia Hayes (descended from the Shelley Baronets, cr. 1611), of Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, & Georgina I. Engelen, daughter of Mr & Mrs Paul Engelen, of Surrey.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Patricia Elizabeth Nutting

Patricia Elizabeth (Patsy) Nutting, who died 15th September, 2006, aged 101, was the 2nd wife & widow of Capt Arthur Ronald Stansmore Nutting, OBE, MC (1888-1964), 3rd son of Sir John Gardiner Nutting, 1st Baronet (cr. 1902). She was the mother of 2 sons. She was the former Patsy Jameson, daughter of Henry R. Jameson, of Drumleck, Howth, co. Dublin, and married in 1932

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Monday, September 25, 2006

3rd Lord May 1931-2006

The 3rd Baron May (Peerage of the UK, 1935), died 22 September, 2006. He was aged 74.
Michael St John May was born 26 September, 1931, son of the 2nd Baron, by his wife Roberta, daughter of George Ricardo Thoms, and was educated at Wycliffe College, Gloucestershire, & Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Career:-> 2nd Lieutenant Royal Signals 1950; succeeded to the peerage on the demise of his father, 1950.
Married firstly, 1958 (div. 1963) Dorothea Catherine Ann, daughter of Charles McCarthy, of Boston, United States; married secondly, 1963, Jillian Mary, daughter of Albert Edward Shipton, of Beggars Barn, Shutford, Oxfordshire.
He is survived by his 2nd wife, and a son and a daughter from the 2nd marriage. The peerage now devolves upon his only son, the Hon. Jasper Bertram St John May, b. 24 Oct, 1965.



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Frederick Robin James Bland

Eleanor Mary Bland (b. 1971, nee Townsend), wife of Richard James Christopher Bland, b. 1972 gave birth to a son, Frederick Robin James, 15 September, 2006.
Eleanor is the beldest daughter of John Richard Townsend and his wife the Lady Juliet Margaret Townsend LVO (nee Smith, sister of the late 3rd Earl of Birkenhead), Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, 1965-71, and Extra Lady in Waiting, 1971-2002.
Richard is the elder son of Godfrey Hamilton Bland and of his wife, née Olga Mary Hohler [herself the daughter of Edward Hohler and of his wife, née Jane Lane (herself the daughter of Robert Charlton Lane and of his wife, née Olga Fitzgeorge [whose father was a morganatic son of Prince George of Great Britain, Ireland and Hannover, Duke of Cambridge &c.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Fogle/Hunt marriage

The marriage took place recently,in Portugal, in 2006, between Ben M. Fogle (b. 1973), TV personality, who recently rowed the Atlantic with James Cracknell, son of Dr Bruce Fogle, by his wife, the actress Julia Foster (b. 2 Aug 1943), and Marina C.E. Hunt, eldest daughter of Dr the Hon Jonathan Philip Henderson Hunt, MA, BM, BCh (b. 1947), by his wife, Monika, daughter of Dr Herbert Kuhlmann, of Schloss Urstein, Salzburg, Austria. Marina is a granddaughter paternally of the late life peer Baron Hunt of Fawley (d. 1987)

Preston/Houghton marriage

The marriage took place 25 August, 2006, between Samuel Dylan Murray Preston (b. 16 Jan 1982), descended from the Earls Grey, son of Anthony Grey Murray Preston, by his wife the former Miranda Hynes, & Chantelle Houghton (b. Feb 1983), daughter of Alan Houghton, of Wickford, Essex, by his former wife Vivian.

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Grossart/Temple-Morris nuptials

The marriage took place, 16 September, 2006, at the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster, between Mr Duncan H. Grossart, younger son of Mr and Mrs Douglas Grossart, and the Hon Suzanna Temple-Morris, elder daughter of the Baron Temple-Morris (life peer) and Baroness Temple-Morris.


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Ewan William Christopher Forbes-Leith

Marina Forbes-Leith (nee Burges-Lumsden) wife since 22 May, 1999, of John Charles Forbes-Leith, (b. 1969), second son of Sir Andrew George Forbes-Leith of Fyvie, 3rd Baronet, gave birth to a son, Ewan William Christopher, 15 September, 2006, a brother for Sacha & Imogen.


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Otto Charles Michael von Westenholz

Mellissa (Milly) von Westenholz (nee Sanders), wife of Mark Henry Cosimo von Westenholz (b. 1973), gave birth to a son, Otto Charles Michael, 19 September, 2006. Mark is the second son of the late Mr Charles von Westenholz, of Widford, Hertfordshire, by his wife, the former Lady Mary Marianella Anne Kerr (b. 1944), and Melissa is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Sanders, of Chawton, Hampshire.
Mark von Westenholz is a maternal grandson of the late 12th Marquess of Lothian, KCVO (1922-2004).

Pfrideaux-Brune/Collins engagement

The engagement was announced in September, 2006, between William A. Prideaux-Brune, scion of that BLG family of Prideaux Place, Cornwall, younger son of Mr Peter Prideaux-Brune, and the late Mrs Vivien Prideaux-Brune, of Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall, and Laura A. Collins, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Nigel Collins, of Fulbourn, Cambridge.


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Lady Mariegold Magdalene Jamieson

The Lady Mariegold Magdalene Jamieson, who died 18 September, 2006, aged 87, was a sister of the late 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO, CB, CBE, MC.
She was born in 1919, daughter of Bernard Edward, 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop, MBE (1885-1972), by his wife, Mona (in her own right) Baroness Beaumont (who d. 1971). In 1975 her brother succeeded his cousin as Premier Duke and Earl in the Peerage of England, and hereditary Earl Marshal. He died in 2002.
She married 1957, Gerald James Auldjo Jamieson (who died in 1992), son of the late Sir Archibald Auldjo Jamieson, KBE, MC, and had issue, two sons, Simon (b. 1959), and James (b. 1963).
Funeral Mass at St. Mary's, Cadogan Street, SW3, 27 September, 2006, followed by burial at Bintree Norfolk.

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Lane Fox/Carter engagement

The engagement was announced in September, 2006, between Captain Edward Lane Fox, The Blues & Royals, scion of that BLG family, of Bramham Park, Boston Spa, Yorks, yr son of George Lane Fox (b. 1931), of Bramham Park, and the late (Helen) Victoria Lane Fox (nee Duff), & Sonia Carter, daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Carter, of Gainford, Co Durham.
Edward's paternal grandmother was the Hon Marcia Agnes Mary Lane Fox (b. 4 Sept, 1904-d. at Leeds, West Yorkshire, 9 January, 1980), eldest of the four daughters of the first Baron Bingley (1870-1947); she married 3 Oct, 1929, Lt-Col Francis Gordon Ward-Jackson,Vice-Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, 1968-74 (b. 14 Oct, 1899, d. 1989, aged 89) (who assumed the surname of Lane-Fox in lieu of Jackson by deed poll in 1937).


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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Johnson/Hamilton engagement

A Service of Blessing took place, 16 September, 2006, at All Saints', Dulverton, following the marriage between Dominic R.A. Johnson, son of the late Patrick Johnson and Madame Ivan Brumpt, & the Hon. Alice Rose Alethea Hamilton (b. 1974) youngest daughter of the Baron Hamilton of Epsom (b. 1941), a life peer, by his wife, the former Anne Catharine Napier.
Alice Hamilton is a granddaughter paternally of the late 3rd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell, GCVO (1911-90), a Lord in Waiting to the Queen.

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Russell/Ward engagement

The engagement was announced 18 September, 2006, between the Hon. Adam Mark Haslingden Russell (b. 1957), scion of the Barons Russell of Liverpool (cr. 1919), son of the Hon. Langley Gordon Haslingden Russell (d. 1975), by his wife the former Kiloran Margaret Howard (b. 1926), of Blandford, Dorset, scion of the Barons Strathcona & Mount Royal (and granddaughter maternally of the 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG), & Ali R. Ward, daughter of the late Mr Barry Ward and Mrs Ward, of Ruddington, Nottinghamshire.

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Hornby/Skipwith engagement

The engagement was announced 15 September, 2006, between Simon J. Hornby, younger son of Mr & Mrs John Hornby, of Menston, West Yorkshire, & Georgina Marie-Louise Selina Skipwith (b. 1979), scion of the Skipwith Baronets (cr 1622), daughter of Charles Fulwar Skipwith (b. 1946) of Frontenac, France, by his wife the former Lucy Othon.


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Geddes/Wetherill engagement

The engagement was announced 13 September, 2006, between Leo Patrick T.C. Geddes (b. 1981), scion of the Barons Geddes (cr 1942), son of His Honour Andrew Campbell Geddes (Judge Geddes) (b. 1943), by his 2nd wife the former Bridget Caroline Helen Warren-Swettenham, & Georgina P.T. Wetherill, daughter of Mr & Mrs Martin Wetherill.
Leo is a grandson of Colonel the Hon Alexander Campbell Geddes, OBE, MC, TD (1910-72), by his 1st wife, Margaret Kathleen Addis, and is a great-nephew of the Hon Margaret Campbell Geddes (HRH The Princess of Hesse and the Rhine), &c.



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Valerie Middleton (nee Glassborow) 1924-2006

Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton is grieving following the death of her grandmother.
Valerie Middleton, who was circa 82, died suddenly at Andover, Hampshire, 13 September, 2006.
At the age of 22 the then Valerie Glassborow married pilot instructor Peter Middleton, son of a Leeds solicitor, at Adel Church, Leeds, West Yorkshire, 7 December, 1946. Their son, Michael, Kate's father, was born at Chapel Allerton, Leeds, in 1949.
It's a double blow for Kate who has lost both grandmothers in a matter of weeks. Her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Goldsmith, 71, died from lung cancer, 21 July, and Kate read a poem at the funeral.
Mrs Middleton's funeral takes place at Thatcham, Berkshire, close to the home of Kate's parents, 22 September, 2006.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Dorothy Goldsmith (1935-2006)

PRINCE William’s girlfriend Kate Middleton is grieving following the death of her grandmother.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006360108,,00.html

Dorothy Goldsmith, 71, lost her four-month battle with lung cancer. Kate, 24, who has been dating Wills for nearly five years, had visited her several times over the past few weeks.A pal last night said: “Kate and her grandmother shared many happy times, especially after Dorothy’s husband Ron died three years ago.” Dorothy died 21 July, 2006, and Kate was brave enough to read a poem at her funeral last week. The pal added: “Kate is still tearful.”

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Hope Amy Lucinda Glyn

Christine Glyn, (nee Agnew), wife of the 7th Baron Wolverton's cousin, Caspar Hilary Gordon Glyn, (b.1969), gave birth to a daughter, Hope Amy Lucinda, 15 September 2006, a sister for Oscar Robert Beaujolais, who was b. 1 October, 2001, for Montfort "Monty" James Jack, b. 2 April, 2003.....
Source: Daily Telegraph 19 Sep 2006
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Friday, September 15, 2006

Lord Cranworth marries Mrs Cameron Noble

The marriage took place 9 September, 2006, at St Botolph's Church, Culpho, between Philip Bertram Gurdon, 3rd Baron Cranworth (b. 24 May 1940), widower, & Mrs Cameron Vail Noble, of Easton, Maryland, United States.
Lord Cranworth's late wife was the former Frances Henrietta Montagu Douglas Scott, scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, and a niece of HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.

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Rufus Thompson

Sophia Judith Thompson (nee Burrell, b. 1974), wife of Peter J.A. Thopmspon, gave birth to a son, Rufus, at The Portland Hospital, London, 8 September, 2006, a brother for Kitson Mark Timothy, who was b. at The Portland Hospital, London, 24 February, 2005. Mr Peter J.A. Thompson, is the younger son of Mr Colin Thompson, of Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, and Mrs Timothy Walker, of Kellaways, Wiltshire, and Sophia Thompson is the daughter of Mr Mark William Burrell (b. 1937), scion of the Burrell Baronets, of Bakers House, Shipley, West Sussex, by his wife Margot. Peter Thompson is a brother of Lady Ivar Mountbatten, wife of Lord Ivar Mountbatten, brother of the Marquess of Milford Haven. Sophia is a granddaughter paternally of the late Sir Walter Burrell, 8th Baronet, by his wife, the former Hon. Anne Judith Denman. Sophia's brother, Anthony Merrik Burrell, is the husband of the Duke of Argyll's sister, Lady Louise Campbell.

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Fergusson/King engagement

The engagement was announced in September, 2006, between Ewen Alexander Nicholas Fergusson (b. 1965), son of Sir Ewen Alastair John Fergusson, GCMG (b. 28 Oct 1932), sometime of HM Diplomatic Service and King of Arms of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George, by his wife the former Sara Carolyn Gordon-Lennox (b. 1933), scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, & Louise Mary King, daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard King.


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Geddes/Walker engagement

The engagement was announced in September, 2006, between Dominic Oliver Campbell Geddes (b. 1978), scion of the Barons Geddes (cr 1942), son of His Honour Andrew Campbell Geddes (Judge Geddes) (b. 1943), by his 1st wife the former Jacqueline Tan-Bunzel, & Dr. Pamela M. Walker, daughter of Mr & Mrs Donald Walker.
Dominic is a grandson of Colonel the Hon Alexander Campbell Geddes, OBE, MC, TD (1910-72), by his 1st wife, Margaret Kathleen Addis, and is a great-nephew of the Hon Margaret Campbell Geddes (HRH The Princess of Hesse and the Rhine), &c.


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Professor Sir Norman Blacklock, KCVO, OBE, FRCS

Professor Sir Norman Blacklock, KCVO (1993), CVO (1989), OBE (1974), FRCS, Professor and Head of Department of Urological Surgery, Victoria University of Manchester, at Withington Hospital, 1978-91, since when Professor Emeritus; an Extra Gentleman Usher to the Queen since 1993; Medical Adviser to Her Majesty the Queen on overseas visits, 1976-93, died suddenly, 7 September, 2006. He was 78. Norman James Blacklock was born 5 Feb, 1928...


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Josephine Crawley-Boevey

Josephine (known as Bay) Crawley-Boevey, who died 11 September, 2006, aged 88, was the wife of the Rev. Robert Arthur Crawley-Boevey (b. 1912), scion of the Crawley-Boevey Baronets (cr. 1784).She was Josephine, daughter of Joseph Howard, of Evenlode House, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire, and married the clergyman in 1947. She is survived by her husband and 3 children, David, Juliet and Peter and her eight grandchildren. Funeral Service at West Wiltshire Crematorium on Thursday 21 September, 2006.
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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sir John Johnston, GCVO, MC

Sir John Johnston, GCVO, MC, Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office, 1981-87 (Assistant Comptroller, 1964-81); Extra Equerry to Queen Elizabeth II from 1965, died 10 September, 2006. He was aged 84.John Frederick Dame Johnston was born 24 August, 1922, and was educated at Ampleforth. Career:-->served in the Grenadier Guards, 1941-64; joined the Royal Household in 1964; President, King George V Fund for Actors and Actresses; President, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.He lived in a "Grace and Favour" home in Windsor Great Park.MC (1945); MVO (1971); CVO (1977); KCVO (1981); GCVO (1987).He married in 1949, the Hon Elizabeth Rosemary Hardinge (1927-1995), daughter of the 2nd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, PC, GCB, GCVO, MC, by whom he had one son and one daughter.

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Lady Lloyd of Kilgerran

The Lady Lloyd of Kilgerran, widow of the life peer Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran, QC, died 11 September, 2006, aged 99. She was Phyllis Mary Shepherd, daughter of Ronald Shepherd, JP, of Chilworth, Hampshire, and married the future peer in 1940. Her husband died in 1991. She leaves 2 daughters.
Funeral Service at Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead, Friday 22 September, 2006.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Rafe Ivo Jay Buxton

Julia Buxton (nee Jay), wife of Henry Gurney Buxton (b. 1966), scion of the Buxton Baronets (created in 1840), gave birth to a son, Rafe Ivo Jay, 4 September, 2006, at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. Henry is the younger son of Robert Hugh Buxton (b. 1933), of Sunningdale, Berkshire, and his first wife Mrs Helen Loveday Buxton (nee Piesse), of Holland Park, London, and Julia is the younger daughter of the late Mr Ian Jay and of Mrs Ian Jay, of Chelsea, London.
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Ella Palmer

Kate Palmer (nee de Lotbinière), wife of Drew H. Palmer, gave birth to a daughter, Ella, 2 September, 2006. Drew is the elder son of Mr & Mrs Jeremy Palmer, of Axminster, Devon, and Kate is the former C.M. (Kate) Joly de Lotbinière , daughter of the late Henry de Lotbinière and of Mrs Anita de Lotbinière, of Highbury, London. Kate's father was Henry Joly de Lotbinière (1945-2002), a barrister, who was the only child of Seymour de Lotbinière, CVO, of Brandon Hall, Brandon, Suffolk, by his wife, Mona Lewis. Kate is of French-Canadian ancestry, descended from the last Marquis de Lotbinière . Her gt-grandfather was Brig-General Henri Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, DSO, [1868-1960], who married Mildred Louisa Grenfell.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bliss/Wigan engagement

The engagement was announced 8 September, 2006, between Jeremy L.G. Bliss, son of Mr & Mrs Gordon Bliss, & Leila Willow Wigan (b. 1974), daughter of Christopher Wigan (b. 1947, descended from the Barons Faringdon), by his 1st wife the former Hon. Caroline Kinnaird (b. 1949) (now the Hon Mrs Caroline Best), daughter of the 13th Lord Kinnaird.


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Sir Stephen Loftus Egerton, KCMG

Sir Stephen Loftus Egerton, KCMG (1988), late of HM Diplomatic service, died 7 September, 2006. He was a great-grandson of Wm. Egerton, younger brother of Sir John Grey-Egerton, 8th Bt, and the Rev Sir Philip Grey-Egerton, 9th Baronet; married 1958, Caroline Cary-Elwes, scion of that BLG family, by whom he had issue.


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Baker-Cresswell/Drury betrothal

The engagement was announced 8 September, 2006, between Gilfrid John Baker-Cresswell (b. 12 Dec, 1939), scion of the BLG family of that name, & Mrs Gillian M.E. Drury.
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