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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sir James Arthur Cayzer, 5th Baronet

Sir James Arthur Cayzer, 5th Baronet, scion of a great British shipping family, died at Kinpurnie Castle, Angus, 27 February, 2012. He was 80. He was born 15 Nov, 1931, second son of Sir Charles William Cayzer, 3rd Baronet (1896-1940) by his wife the former Beatrice Eileen Meakin; succeeded to the baronetcy (cr UK, 1904), on the death of his elder brother, Sir Nigel, the 4th Baronet, who was killed in action at Salerno, 11 Sept, 1943. The 5th Baronet was unmarried and the baronetcy now devolves upon his kinsman, the 3rd Baron Rotherwick.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cyril Dickman: Steward to the Royal Household, dies

Cyril Dickman, a favourite royal servant, who served the Royal Family for more than 50 years, has died. Lambeth-born Mr Dickman, former Palace Steward died last week aged 85.

Mr Dickman's funeral was held at the Chapel Royal St James's Palace, 27 February, 2012, and the Royal Family were well represented. The Queen and Prince Philip were represented by the Hon Mary Morrison, the Queen's lady in waiting; Wing Commander Richard Pattle represented the Prince of Wales; former royal nanny Mabel Anderson represented the Duke of York, and Lt-Col Sean O'Dwyer represented the Earl of Wessex. The Princess Royal was represented by Rowena Feilden, her lady in waiting. The Duke of Kent was represented by Capt Charles Pearson, and Princess Alexandra by stalwart royal retainer Lady Susan Hussey.

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Annabel Celia Dorothy Sykes (née Bosville Macdonald) 1953-2012

Annabel Celia Dorothy Sykes (née Bosville Macdonald)..— who has died suddenly, aged 58, was the wife of Jeremy John Sykes (b 1946), brother & heir pres to Sir Tatton Sykes, Bt, of Sledmere, and was a scion of the Bosville Macdonald Baronets. She b 1953, dau of Sir (Alexander) Somerled Angus Bosville Macdonald of Sleat, 17th Baronet (who d 1958); married 1stly, 1987, Clive Duncan Evans, by whom she had a son and a daughter; married 2ndly, Jeremy John Sykes (b 1946), yr brother & heir pres to Sir Tatton Christopher Mark Sykes, 8th Baronet, of Sledmere. 


Funeral Service for family and friends at All Saints Church, Rudston, on Thursday, 1 March 2012. 


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Monday, February 27, 2012

Hon Peregrine John Wishart Fairfax

The Hon. Peregrine John Wishart Fairfax, a son of the 12th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, died 23rd February, 2012. He was 86. Mr Fairfax was born 8 March, 1925. His father, Albert Kirby Fairfax (1870-1939) succeeded his father in 1900 as 12th holder of the peerage (cr Scotland, 1627).

Peregrine's mother was thre former Maude Wishart McKelvie, who d. 4 Oct, 1973.

He married 1965, Virginia Alexandra de L'Etang Kindersley, scion of the Barons Kindersley, by whom he had issue, a son, Thomas, b 1966, and a daughter, Doune, b 1968.

Mr Fairfax was best man at the wedding of Princess Alexandra of Kent and the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in April, 1963. He served as High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1971.

The funeral takes place at Berwick-upon-Tweed, 21 Mar, 2012.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Martha Sarah Logan

Belinda Clayre Logan (nee Greenwell, b 1977), scion of the Greenwell Baronets, and wife of James Logan, gave birth to a daughter, Martha Sarah, 16 February, 2012, a sister for Theo. James is the younger son of David and Judith Logan, of Kemerton, Gloucestershire, and Belinda is the eldest daughter of Sir Edward Bernard Greenwell, 4th Baronet (b. 10 June, 1948), of Gedgrave Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk, by his wife the former Sarah Louise Gore-Anley.


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Daughter for Swedish Crown Princess.

HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, heir to the Swedish Throne, and wife of HRH Prince Daniel, gave birth to her first child, a daughter, HRH Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary, Duchess of Oestergoetland, 23rd February, 2012.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

de Lacherois Day / Naylor-Leyland engagement


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The engagement was announced 23 Feb 2012, between Charles F. de Lacherois Day, son of Mr & Mrs Nicholas de Lacherois Day, of Kamogi, Kenya, and Violet Mary Naylor-Leyland (b 1983) daughter of Sir Philip Vyvyan Naylor-Leyland, 4th Baronet (b 9 Aug 1953), by his wife the former Lady Isabella Lambton (b 1958), daughter of the late Antony Claud Frederick Lambton, styled Lord Lambton (the disclaimed 6th Earl of Durham, &c). 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Baron Corbett of Castle Vale (1933-2012)

The Baron Corbett of Castle Vale (Life Peer, cr 2001) died 19 February, 2012. He was 78. As Robin Corbett MP he sponsored a ground-breaking Private Members Bill in the Commons in 1976 which provided anonymity to the victims of rape. Robin Corbett was born 22 Dec, 1933, & was twice married. A daughter, Polly Hudson, is a columnist on the Daily Mirror.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Maj. John Christopher Beck, OBE

Maj John Christopher Beck, OBE, died 14 February, 2012, aged 86. He was the son of Rev Preb Henry Wolferstan BECK AKC (1896-1972) of Sherborne, Dorset. He married in 1950, Cynthia Mary Flower Roche-Kelly (1917-?), scion of that Irish gentry family of co Clare, and of the Barons Fermoy, and was kin of HRH The Duke of Cambridge, &c.


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Lord Reed to be a Justice of the Supreme Court

From the London Gazette of 13 February 2012: Crown Office 
House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW 
6 February 2012 

The QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 6 February 2012 to appoint The Right Honourable Robert John Reed (commonly called Lord Reed) to be a Justice of the Supreme 
Court of the United Kingdom. 

Robert John REED (b 1956) is the son of George Reed. He m 1988, Jane Mylne and they have 2 daus. He was made a PC in 2008. He was appointed 1998 a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland (a Lord of Session).

6th Baron Stratheden & Campbell (1934-2011)

The 6th Baron Stratheden & Campbell died 23 October, 2011. He was 77. Donald Campbell was born 4 April, 1934, son of the 5th Baron (1901-87) by his wife the former Evelyn Mary Austen Smith (d 1989); succeeded to the peerages (Stratheden, UK cr 1836 & Campbell, UK, cr 1841), on his father's demise, 29 Oct, 1987.

Lord Stratheden & Campbell married in 1957, Hilary Ann Holland Turner (d 1991), by whom he had issue, one son and three daughters. The son, David Anthony, born 13 Feb 1963, succeeds to the peerage.

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Baron Carr of Hadley, PC

The Baron Carr of Hadley, PC, who died 17 February, 2012, aged 95, was, as Robert Carr MP, Lord President of the Council and then Home Secretary in the Administration of Edward Heath.

Leonard Robert Carr was born 11 Nov, 1916. He was created a life peer in 1976.

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Hook/Fitzroy engagement

The engagement was announced 20 February 2012 between Ruaridh Christian .M. Hook (b 1984), only son of Mr Christian Hook, of Camptoun House, East Lothian, by his wife, the former Stephanie M. Taylor, and the Lady Charlotte Rose Fitzroy (b 10 March, 1983) scion of the Dukes of Grafton,  third daughter of the late James Oliver Charles Fitzroy, styled Earl of Euston (1947-2009), by his wife, Clare Amabel Margaret, Countess of Euston, (nee Kerr, scion of the Marquesses of Lothian), &c. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rhodri (Roddy) Gruffudd Jones

.— Emma Gruffudd Jones (née Barttelot) wife of Freddie N. Gruffudd Jones, gave birth to a son, Rhodri (Roddy), 11 February, 2012, a brother for Edward (Ned) Huw, who was b 18 Oct 2009. Freddie is the younger son of Mr and Mrs Dafydd Gruffudd Jones, of Anglesey, and Emma is the youngest daughter of Col Sir Brian Walter De Stopham Barttelot, OBE, 5th Baronet (b 17 Jul 1941), of Stopham, Pulborough, Sussex, by his wife the former Hon (Mary Angela) Fiona Weld-Forester (b 1944), yst dau of the late 7th Baron Forester (1899-1977). 

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Simon Mark Noel Ponsonby (1961-2012)

Simon Mark Noel Ponsonby, who died 14 February, 2012, aged 50, was distantly related to the Earls of Bessborough. He was born in 1961, the son of Commander Francis Ponsonby, LVO, OBE, RN (1932-2003) by his former wife the former Sally Cocup.

Simon's paternal grandfather was Gilbert Jocelyn Ponsonby (b 4 May 1904), who was a son of the Rev. Stewart Gordon Ponsonby (1856-1938), who married in 1889, Mary Catherine Buxton (1870-1960), dau of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 3rd Baronet (1837-1915), by his wife the former Lady Victoria Noel, daughter of the 1st Earl of Gainsborough, &c.

The Ponsonby line here stems from John Ponsonby, a brother of William 1st Baron Bessborough.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Diana Dawn Birkbeck (1933-2012)

Diana Dawn Birkbeck, who died at her home, 8 February, 2012, aged 78, was a scion of the Birkbecks of Westacre (see Burke's Landed Gentry). She was born 19 Apr, 1933, 3rd daughter of Christopher Robert Birkbeck, OBE, JP (b 1889) of Rippon Hall, Hevingham, Norfolk, by his wife Rosamund Alice Barclay, scion of that landed family (Barclay of Higham). She never married.

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Earl Cowley, 77, weds for fourth time

_The marriage took place in London, 15 February, 2012, between Garret Graham Wellesley, 7th Earl Cowley (b 30 July, 1934), son of the late 4th Earl Cowley (1890-1962), by his 2nd wife Mary, & Mrs Carola Marion Stormonth Darling (born 1943, nee Erskine-Hill).

Mrs Stormonth Darling, the peer's fourth spouse, is the widow of Capt Robin Andrew Stormonth Darling (1926-2009), of that landed family, & dau of Sir Robert Erskine-Hill, 2nd Baronet.

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Frederick Guy James Nevill


Jemima E. Nevill (nee James), wife of Guy Michael Rossmore Nevill (b 1973) , scion of the ancient House of Nevill, gave birth to a son, Frederick Guy James, 7 February, 2012, a brother for George David Roland, who was b 20 March, 2010. Guy Nevill is the son of David Michael Ralph Nevill (b 1941), of Birling, Kent, by his wife the former Katherine Mary Westenra, and Jemima is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Roland James, of Cobham, Surrey. Guy's father is heir pres to the Earldom & Barony of Abergavenny and the Viscountcy of Nevill. 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hersey Marsham (1915-2012)

Hersey Marsham (nee Coke), who died 12 February, 2012, aged 96, was mother of the 7th Earl of Romney and a scion of the Coke Earls of Leicester. She was born 20 March, 1915, daughter of Maj Richard Coke (1876-1964) by his 1st wife the Hon Doreen O'Brien (d 1960), dau of the 14th Baron Inchiquin; married 18 Jul 1946, Lt-Col Peter William Marsham, MBE (1913-70), scion of the Earls of Romney (cr Earl, UK, 1801).

Her son, Julian Marsham, succeeded his cousin as 7th Earl of Romney, 5 June, 2004.

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Lauder / Willoughby engagement


The engagement was announced 15 Feb 2012, between James R.M. Lauder, son of Mr Ian Lauder and Mrs David Hope-Mason, and the Hon Rose Arabella Julia Willoughby (b 25 Sept 1984), youngest daughter of the 13th Baron Middleton (cr Baron, GB, 1711/12) and Baroness Middleton.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Peter Guy Powlett Farquhar (1936-2012)

_Peter Guy Powlett Farquhar, scion of the Farquhar Baronets (cr GB, 1796), died 9 February, 2012. He was born in 1936, a son of Guy William John Farquhar (1899-1962) by his wife the former Daphne Mary Christian Henry; he was twice married and leaves issue. -==-

The 8th Baron Foley (1923-2012)

_The Lord Foley, 8th Baron, a peer for almost 85 years, died 12 February, 2012. He was 88. Adrian Gerald Foley was born 9 Aug 1923, son of the 7th Baron (1898-1927) by his wife the former Minoru Greenstone, and succeeded to the peerage (cr Baron, GB, 1776) on his father's death, 3 Apr, 1927. Lord Foley was thrice wed, and is succeeded in the peerage by his only son by his 1st spouse, the Hon Thomas Henry Foley, born 1 April, 1961. -==-

Hynes/Heneage engagement

_The engagement was announced 14 Feb, 2012, between David Stephen S. Hynes (b 1984), youngest son of Dr Michael J. Hynes and the late Mrs Michael Hynes (nee Carol Straw), of Windermere, Cumbria, and Alice Rose Heneage (b 1983), youngest daughter of Charles Arthur Heneage (b 7 Nov 1952), of South West London, by his former wife the former Sarah A. Reade (now Mrs Sarah Heneage, of Helions Bumpstead, Suffolk). Alice Heneage is a granddaughter paternally of Capt Peter Heneage by his wife the former Jean Georgiana Ethel Douglas, scion of the Earls of Morton, &c. -=-

Joseph James Gaggero, CBE (1927-2012)

_Joseph James Gaggero, CBE, who died in London, 10 February, 2012, aged 84, was a Gibraltar businessman, chairman of The Bland Group. His son, James Gaggero married Arabella Nichola Colvin (b 11 Apr 1960), dau of the late Michael Colvin (d 23 Feb, 2000), by his wife the former Hon Nichola Cayzer (b 27 May 1937; d 23 Feb 2000), dau of William Nicholas Cayzer, Baron Cayzer (1910-99), &c. -==-

Victoria Lady Heathcote (c1937-2012)

_Victoria Lady Heathcote, who died in Hampshire, 7 February, 2012, aged 74, was the widow of Sir Michael Perryman Heathcote, 11th Baronet (1927-2007). She was the former Victoria Wilford, daughter of Commander James Edward Rickards Wilford, RNR, of Lymington, Hants, and married Sir Michael in 1956. Her husband died 13 Apr 2007. She leaves issue. Her elder son is Sir Timothy Gilbert Heathcote, 12th Baronet. -==-

Sonia Audrey Elwes (nee Sebag-Montefiore) c1924-2012

_Sonia Audrey Elwes (nee Sebag-Montefiore), who died at Sherborne, 9 February, 2012, aged 87, was the wife of Capt Robert Valentine Gervase Elwes (1922-59), scion of the landed family of Elwes of Roxby. She was born circa 1924, a dau of Lt-Col. Eric Cecil Sebag-Montefiore, of Le Mote, Pebmarsh, Essex; & married 8 Oct 1946. She leaves issue, two sons and a daughter. Her elder son, Martin Robert Stephen (b 1948) married 1984, Sarah Marianne Worsley, scion of the Worsley Baronets and niece of HRH The Duchess of Kent, &c. -==-

6th Baron Revelstoke (1938-2012)

_The 6th Baron Revelstoke, a member of the Baring banking family, died 7 February, 2012. He was 73. James Cecil Baring was born 16 Aug 1938, a younger son of the 4th Baron (1911-94), by his wife the former Hon Florence Flora Fermor-Hesketh, scion of the Barons Hesketh; succeeded to the peerage (cr Baron UK, 1885), on the demise of his elder brother John, 5th Baron, 5 June, 2003. Lord Revelstoke married twice and has issue from both unions. The elder son of the first marriage, Alexander Rupert Baring, born 9 Apr 1970, succeeds to the family honours. -==-

Haughton / Flight engagement

The engagement was announced 14 February 2012, between Giles H.E. Haughton, only son of Mr and Mrs Brian Haughton, of Regent's Park, London, and the Hon Kitty Flight, eldest daughter of life peer the Baron Flight, of Worcester, and Baroness Flight.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Georgina Rose O'Connell (1947-2012)

_Georgina Rose O'Connell [nee Hotham] scion of the Barons Hotham [cr Baron Ire, 1797] died 10 Feb, 2012. She was b 1947, dau of Lieut-Cdr Hon John David Hotham, DSC, RN (1911-62) by his wife the former Aileen Coates (d 1975); married 1971, Lt-Col. John V.E.F. O'Connell, Grenadier Guards, by whom she leaves issue. Requiem Mass at the Sacred Heart, Kingsbridge, Devon at 1.30pm on 18th February 2012. 




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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Horner / Compton engagement

_.The engagement was announced 11 February, 2012, between Edward M. J. Horner, son of Mr & Mrs Brian Horner, of Warwick, & the Lady Emily Rose Compton (b 1980), daughter of the 7th Marquess of Northampton (b 1946), of Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire, by his 3rd wife, the former Rosemary Hancock (now Rosemary Marchioness of Northampton, of Stow on the Wold, Glos).

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Death of Charlotte Gräfin Szapary

Charlotte Gräfin Szapary (nee Star Busmann) died in Vienna on 8th February 2012. The funeral will take place in Dobersberg, Austria on 15th February at 2 pm. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at Christ Church, Vienna, on 16th February at 6 pm.  


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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Troughton / Carnevale engagement

The engagement was announced 9 Feb 2012 between Michael Troughton (b 1981), son of Mr Peter Troughton, of Wanborough, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Sarah Rose Colman (b 1953), sometime Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Duchess of Kent, & Jessica Carnevale, younger daughter of Dr and Mrs Robert Carnevale, of Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Michael Troughton is a grandson 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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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Master of Kinloss dies aged 58

_The Hon Bevil David Stewart Chandos Grenville, Master of Kinloss, son and heir of the Lady Kinloss (a peeress in her own right), died 31 January, 2012. He was born 20 June, 1953, the only son of Lady Kinloss by her husband Capt Greville Freeman-Grenville (d 2005), and married in 2001,  Marie-Therese Sturrock (widow of Stuart Sturrock), dau. of William Driscoll, of Otley, West Yorkshire. No issue.


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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Wake/Lockhart-Mummery engagement

_.The engagement was announced 4 February, 2012, between Henry Wake (b 1980), scion of the Wake Baronets (cr E, 1621) second son of Hereward Charles Wake (b 1952), of Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Lady Doune Mabell Ogilvy (b 1953) dau of the 13th Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, PC, & Alice Lockhart-Mummery (b 1980), scion of the Viscounts Hampden, dau of Christopher John Lockhart-Mummery (b 1947), by his former wife the former Hon Elizabeth Rosamund Elles, dau of Neil Elles by his wife the Baroness Elles (Life Peer), &c, 

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Death of Baroness Gore-Booth

.The Baroness Gore-Booth died 2 February, 2012. She was the widow of life peer The Baron Gore-Booth, GCMG, KCVO (1909-1984). She was the former  Patricia Mary Ellerton, daughter of Montague Ellerton, of Yokohama, Japan, and married in 1940. She leaves issue. Her son the Hon Sir David Gore-Booth, KCMG, KCVO predeceased her.

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Collins/Fremantle engagement

_.The engagement was announced 4 February, 2012, between Alex G. Collins, son of Mr & Mrs Garfield Collins, of Greenwich, and Emily Teresa Alice Fremantle (b 1981) scion of the Barons Cottesloe (cr UK, 1874), daughter of Thomas David Fremantle (b 1944), by his wife the Lady Alice Marian Fremantle (nee Egerton b 1946), sister of the 7th Duke of Sutherland.

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Jasper George Galloway Dyer

Amanda Dyer (nee Kline) wife of Capt Mark William Galloway Dyer, Welsh Guards (b 1966), sometime equerry to the Prince of Wales, and mentor to the Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry, gave birth to a son, Jasper George Galloway Dyer, 31 January, 2012.

Capt Dyer is a son of William W.F. Dyer, by his wife the former Jayne Greenland.

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Isadora Alice Arabella Green

_.Jessica Diana Mary Green (née Heathcoat Amory, b 1979), scion of the Baronets of that name, wife of Jason A.H. Green, gave birth to a daughter, Isadora Alice Arabella, 28 January, 2012, a sister for Jonah Michael Atticus Hayden, who was b 13 Apr, 2010. Jason is the elder son of Mr Christopher Green, of London, and Mrs Isabel Green, of Upavon, Wiltshire, & Jessica  younger is the yr daughter of Michael FitzGerald Heathcoat Amory (b. 1941), of Tiverton, Devon, by his 2nd wife Mrs (Sarah) Arabella Marjorie von Westenholz (b. 1942) (former wife of Baron Frederick Patrick Piers von Westenholz) and daughter of Raimund von Hofmannsthal, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Hester Mary Paget, daughter of the 6th Marquess of Anglesey, GCVO, DL (1885-1947). 

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Cecilia Pascha Steuart Fothringham


_.Sophia Z. Steuart Fothringham (nee MacCarthy- Morrogh), wife of Charles H. Steuart Fothringham 
of Grantully, scion of that landed family and a descendant of King William IV and Mrs Jordan, 
gave birth to a daughter, Cecilia Pascha, 7 January, 2012. Charles is the younger son of 
Henry Steuart Fothringham of Grantully, and of the late Mrs Steuart Fothringham of Achnacone, 
and Sophia is the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Alexander MacCarthy- Morrogh, of Haddington, East Lothian. 


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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Eileen Alleyne (1923-2012)

Eileen Alleyne, who died 23 January, 2012, was born 1923, a dau of Capt Sir John Meynell Alleyne, 
4th Baronet, DSO, DSC, RN, who died 1983, and a sister of the 5th Bart. She was unm.


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Rose-Ann Mainwaring-Burton

.Rose-Ann Morgan Mainwaring-Burton (nee Templeton), who died 28 January, 2012, was wife of Capt Henry Frederick Beresford Mainwaring-Burton (b 1916) scion of an Irish landed family, and a descendant of the Wellesley Barons (later Earls) Cowley and Earls Cadogan, &c. She was a dau of Robert Bryson Templeton, of Wang Hall, Denham, Buckinghamshire, and married in 1950. She leaves issue.

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Lait / Ryecart engagement

_.The engagement was announced 1 February, 2012, between Mr Jonathan Frederick (Freddie) Lait (b 1983), son of Mr Richard N. Lait, of Ascott under Wychwood, and Mrs Judith (Judy) Lait (nee Racek), of Hamilton, Bermuda, and Mariella Celia Ryecart (b 1982), daughter of the actor Patrick Ryecart (b 9 May 1952), by his former wife the actress Marsha Fitzalan (aka Lady Marcia Mary Josephine George (nee Fitzalan-Howard), of Fawley, Oxfordshire), daughter of the late 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO (1915-2002), &c.

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