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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Madeleine Aurelia Viktoria Carin of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (b 2017)

__. Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha {nee Rondestvedt, b 1975], wife of Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha [b 16 Sept, 1975], gave birth to a daughter, Madeleine Aurelia Viktoria Carin, 22 February, 2017, a sister for Katharina (b 30 Apr 2014), and for Philipp (b 15 July, 2015).

Prince Hubertus is descended from HRH The Prince Leopold, 1st Duke of Albany, Queen Victoria's youngest son, and is remainder to that dukedom which was suspended during the First World War.


Jake William Waterlow [b 2017]

_. Elizbeth Waterlow [nee Roberts] wife of Rufus Dudley Robinson Waterlow [b 1976], scion of the baronets of that name, gave birth to a son, Jake William, 2 February, 2017, in Vancouver, a brother for Oscar Dudley Cooper Waterlow,  who was b 2013.

Rufus is the son of John William Waterlow [b 1945], by his wife the former Camilla Farmer.

Elizabeth Waterlow is a daughter of Graham Roberts.


Lord Waddington, GCVO, PC, QC 1929-2017

_. Lord Waddington, GCVO, PC, QC, who died 24 February, 2017, aged 87, was _as David Waddington _ Conservative MP for Nelson & Colne 1968-74, and for Clitheroe 1979-83, and for Ribble Valley 1983-90, was Government Chief Whip 1987-89, Home Secretary 1989-90, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords 1990-92, & later Governor of Bermuda, &c.

cr, PC (1987), GCVO (1994), and Baron Waddington, of Read Co Lancs (1990).


Lord Dixon 1929-2017

-. Lord Dixon, who died 19 February, 2017, aged 87, was for 18 years the Labour MP for Jarrow. 

Donald Dixon was born  at Jarrow, 6 March, 1929. He was MP for Jarrow 1979-97, and created a life peer on leaving the Commons.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Talbot/Cullen engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 Feb, 2017, between Charles Edward Cameron Talbot [b 1987] scion of the Earls of Shrewsbury, eldest son of Mr David Talbot (b 1960), of Blackwater, Hampshire, and Margaret Plummer, of Ash Green, Surrey, & Katherine Emma Cullen (b 1986), daughter of Mr Leslie Cullen, of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Elaine Ponton.

Maldwin Andrew Cyril Drummond, OBE [1932-2017]

_. Maldwin Drummond, OBE, who died 18 February, 2017, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Perth (Earl, Peerage of Scotland, cr 1605).

Maldwin Andrew Cyril Drummond was born in 1932, a son of Maj. Cyril Augustus Drummond [1873-1945], by his second wife, Mildred Joan, daughter of Horace Humphrys. Educ at Eton; a JP and DL for Hampshire, and High Sheriff of Hampshire, 1980; cr OBE (civil in 1990.

He married firstly, 1955 [div 1977] Susan Dorothy Maria Gabrielle, daughter of Sir Kenelm Cayley, 10th Baronet; married secondly, 1978, Mrs Gillian [Gilly] Vera Laing, yr daughter of Charles Gavin Clark [descended from the Royden baronets], and former wife of Alexander Graham Aathol Turner Laing.

He leaves issue, two daughters, Frederica & Annabella from his first marriage, and a son, Alfred, from his second marriage.

The funeral takes place at Fawley Church, Hampshire, Thursday 16 March, 2017.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Philippa Mary Bradstock [d 2017]

_. Philippa Mary Bradstock [nee Wilson], who died 18 Feb, 2017, aged 86, was the wife of Capt David Fitzherbert Bradstock, MC, scion of the landed gentry family of Bradstock of Yokehurst.

She was the former Philippa Mary Wilson, daughter of Bernard Alexander Wilson, and married David Bradstock, Capt, 1st Royal Dragoons, 5 Oct, 1954. Her husband was a cousin of Sarah Duchess of York, via his Wright ancestry.

Mrs Bradstock was the mother of two sons, Mark and Charles, and a daughter, Arabella.

The funeral is at St Peter & St Paul, Kimpton, 6 March, 2017.


Pauline Guinness [c 1926-2017]

_. Pauline Guinness [nee Mander], who died 18 February, 2017, aged 90, was the widow of James Guinness, CBE, a scion of the Irish brewing dynasty, and mother of the Prince of Wales's former squeeze, Sabrina Guinness.

She was born Pauline Mander, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Howard Vivien Mander [1894-1950], by his first wife the former Monica Christian Hardy. Pauline was a cousin of Sir Alfred Hickman, 3rd Baronet, who married Margaret Kempson, the former 1st wife of Sir Denis Thatcher.

She married in 1953, James Edward Alexander Rundell Guinness, CBE [1924-2006], who died 26 March, 2006, aged 81. He was a son of Sir Arthur Guinness, KCMG.

Pauline Guinness leaves one son, Hugo [b 1959], and four daughters, Sabrina, Miranda, Anita and Julia.

The funeral takes place at St Michael's Church, Heckfield, Hampshire, 3 March, 2017.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Flora Alexandra Eloise Llewellyn [b 2017]

_. Natalie Llewellyn [nee Palys, born 1981]. wife of Harry Owen Llewellyn [b 1982], descended from the Barlow baronets [Bt, cr, UK 1902], gave birth to a daughter, Flora Alexandra Eloise, 25 January, 2017.

Harry Llewellyn is the elder son of Mr Martin Llewellyn, of East Pennard, Someset, by his wife Ms Maat Barlow, of Kensington [Maria-Theresa Barlow, b 1953], and Natalie is a daughter of Rrichard G. Palys by his wife the former Scarlett von Havan.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Jean Elizabeth Scrope [d 2017]

_.Jean Elizabeth Scrope [nee Kingston], who died 14 February, 2017, aged 88, was the widow of Lieut-Col. Geoffrey Thomas More Scrope, late the Green Howards, scion of that ancient landed dynasty.

The funeral is at St Gregory's Church, Crakehall, Bedale, North Yorkshire, 28 February, 2017.


Richard Malcolm Bromey-Davenport [1947-2017]

_. Richard Malcolm Bromley-Davenport, who died 11 February, 2017, aged 69, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born 15 Apr, 1947, son of Richard Anthony Bromley Davenport [b 1910, d] by his wife the former Margaret McNaughten Rorty. Educ at Eton.

Funeral at Poole Crematorium, 6 March, 2017.


Atticus Bamford (born 2017)

_.Leonora G. Bamford (née Pearl), wife of the Hon George H. Bamford, gave birth to a son, Atticus, 9 February, 2017, a brother for Caspian George Anthony, who was b 13 January, 2010.
The Hon George Bamford is the younger son of Anthony Paul Bamford, Baron Bamford [Life peer] (b 23 Oct 1945), Chairman and Managing Director, J.C. Bamford Group since 1975, of Daylesford, Moreron-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire, by his wife, the former Carole Gray Whitt, & Leonora is a daughter of Mr and Mrs David Pearl, of Ballyneale House, Ballingarry, County Limerick.

Sir Giles Hampden Montagu-Pollock, 5th Baronet [1928-2017]

-. Sir Giles Montagu-Pollock, 5th Baronet, died 4 February, 2017. He was 88.

Giles Hampden Montagu-Pollock was born 19 Oct, 1928 "after an idyllic childhood in Norway his family were taken to Germany as diplomatic prisoners in 1940. They were released in 1942 and Giles was sent straight to Eton. During his career he was at de Havilland at the dawn of the jet age. In advertising at J. Walter Thompson...."

He was the son of Sir George Montagu-Pollock, 4th Bt [1900-85], by his wife the former Karen-Sofie Dedekam, only child of Hans Ludvig Dedekam, of Oslo; married 13 June, 1963, Caroline Veronica, yr dau of Richard Francis Russell, bu whom he had issue, a son Guy, and a daughter, Sophie.

The baronetcy now passes to his only son, Guy Maximilian, who was born 27 Aug, 1966.

The funeral takes place at Mortlake Crematorium, 7 March, 2017.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Simon Pery-Knox-Gore [1937-2017]

_. Simon Pery-Knox-Gore, who died 7 February, 2017, aged 79, was a scion of the Earls of Limerick [Earl, Peerage of Ireland, cr 1803].

He was born in 1937, son of Maj Edmond Pery-Knox-Gore [1904-65], by his first wife, the former Gundrede Mary Wynne [descended from the Barons Killanin]; married 1961, Moira [deceased], daughter of Thomas Egan, of Sevenoaks, Kent, by whom he had issue.

Private family cremation followed by a memorial service at St John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon, 3 March, 2017.


Jasper William David Mitchell-Innes [b 2017]

_. Charlotte Mitchell-Innes [nee Groves], wife of Peter Mitchell-Innes, scion of that Scots landed family, gave birth to a son, Jasper William David, in London, 8 February, 2017.


Elliot/Björkström engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 February, 2017, between the Hon Michael Timothy Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound [b 1987], third son of the 7th Earl of Minto [Peerage of the UK, cr 1813] by his wife the former Diana Barbara Trafford, & Miss Emma Björkström , daughter of Mr Malte Björkström & Mrs Gerd Larsson-Lundgren, of Ostersund, Sweden.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Son for singer Bo Bruce

_. The Lady Catherine Anna Binns [nee Brudenell-Bruce, b 1984], wife of Henry D. Binns, and scion of the Marquesses of Ailesbury, has given birth to a son, February, 2017.
Lady Catherine is the singer Bo Bruce, daughter of David Michael James Brudenell-Bruce, styled Earl of Cardigan (b 12 Nov, 1952), by his late wife the former Rosamond Jane Winkley, and granddaughter of the 8th Marquess of Ailesbury (b 31 Mar 1926).


Michael Sean O'Dare Rainey [1941-2017]

_. Michael Sean O'Dare Rainey, who died 29 January, 2017, aged 76, was a British fashion designer who dressed the Beatles and Rolling Stones.

He was born 21 January, 1941, son of Maj Sean Rainey, Seaforth Highlanders, by his wife the former Joyce Marion Wallace [who later married the 5th Baron Wrottesley]; Educ at Eton; married firstly, 1966 [div 1984], the Hon Jane Teresa Denyse Ormsby-Gore [b 1942], dau of the 5th Baron Harlech; married secondly, 2001, Monica Andrada-Vanderwilde Borrajo. He leaves four children from his first marriage, and two daughters from his second marriage, and a son, the film-maker Errol Rainey, from a relationship with Hermione Lyons.