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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Josiah Ralph Patrick Wedgwood 1924-2017

Josiah Ralph Patrick Wedgwood, who died 23 July, 2017, aged 93, was a scion of the Barons Wedgwood, and an American citizen for many years.

He was born 25 May, 1924, second son of the Hon Josiah Wedgwood, sometime chairman of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, by his wife the former Dorothy Mary Winser.

He married 25 Oct, 1943, Virginia Lloyd Hunt, daughter of Edward Eyre Hunt, of Washington DC,  by whom he had issue.


The 3rd (and last) Viscount Alanbrooke 1932-2018

_. The 3rd Viscount Alanbrooke died 10 January, 2018. He was aged 85.

Lord Alanbrooke was the last holder of the title, and a younger son of Field Marshal the 1st Viscount, who was sometime Chief of the Imperial General Staff during the Second World War.

Harold Victor Alan Brooke was born 24 Nov, 1932, son of the 1st Viscount (1883-1963) by his second wife, the former Benita Blanche Pelly, scion of the Pelly Bts, and succeeded to the family honours upon the death of his elder half-brother, the 2nd Viscount, 19 Dec, 1972.

Viscount Alanbrooke was unmarried, and his peerages now become extinct.

The funeral takes place on Monday 26 February, 2018, at St Eligius Church, Arborfield Green.


Saturday, February 03, 2018

De La Poer Beresford/Hill engagement

___. The engagement was announced 3 February, 2018, between the Hon Robert Marcus Duncan de la Poer Beresford (born 1988), son and heir of the 7th Baron Decies (b 1948), of Straffan, Co Kildare, by his second wife  the former Edel Jeannette Hendron (born 1957), & Susannah, only daughter of Mr & Mrs James Hill, of Dunganstown, Co Wicklow.