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Friday, April 28, 2006

Lady Carmichael-Anstruther

Lady Carmichael-Anstruther, who died 24 April, 2006, aged 86, was the 2nd wife, and widow of Sir Windham Eric Francis Carmichael-Anstruther of Carmichael, 11th & 8th Baronet (creations 1694 & 1798) (1900-80), Hereditary Carver to the Sovereign & one of the Masters of the Royal Household in Scotland. She was the former Joanne Coates, and married in 1948. Her husband died in 1980. The funeral service is at Warriston Crematorium, Cloister Chapel, Edinburgh, 29 April,2006.

Source: The Times 28 Apr, 2006

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Lilia Violet Møller

Victoria Emily Møller (b. 1975, nee Nutting), wife of Mikkel B. Møller, gave birth to a daughter, Lilia Violet, at Copenhagen, 15 April, 2006.
Mikkel is the younger son of Mr Torben Møller and Mrs Mette Bysted Jepperson, of Kolding, Denmark, and Victoria is a daughter of Sir John Grenfell Nutting, 4th Baronet, of Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire, by his wife Diane, daughter of John Rutherford Blundell (& adopted daughter of Capt Duncan Kirk), and widow of the 2nd Earl Beatty.

Source: Daily Telegraph 28 April, 2006
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Baring/White engagement

The engagement was announced 27 April, 2006, between Tobias Keith Alexander (Toby) Baring (b. 1976), scion of the Barons Revelstoke, son of Nicholas Hugo Baring (b. 1934), of Ham, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Diana Crawfurd, & Karen J.C. White, only daughter of Dr and Mrs John White, of Lisburn, County Antrim. Toby Baring is a grandson of Francis Anthony Baring (b.1909; killed in action 1940), by his wife the Lady Rose Gwendolen Louisa McDonnell, DCVO (d. 1993), sometime Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth II, daughter of the 7th Earl of Antrim. Source: Daily Telegraph 27 April, 2006

Cardozo/Scott Bolton engagement

The engagement was announced, 27 Apr, 2006, between Giles B.N. Cardozo, son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs Benedict Cardozo, of Motcombe, Dorset, & Chloe M. Scott Bolton, daughter of Mr & Mrs Timothy Scott Bolton, of Summerleaze, Wiltshire.

Giles is a brother of Countess Compton, wife of the Marquess of Northampton's heir.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 April, 2006.

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Hamilton/Enrile Medina engagement

The engagement was announced 27 April, 2006, between the Hon. John Duff Hamilton (b. 1971), third (twin) son of the 4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (b. 1938), by his wife the former (Ann Anastasia) Corinna Helena Dixon, & Senorita Marta Enrile Medina, second daughter of Senor Juan Enrile Villagran and Senora Begona Medina Atienza, both of Seville.Source: The Times 27 Apr 2006

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Gauld/Stuart-Menteth engagement

The engagement was announced 26 April, 2006, between Mr Barclay K. Gauld, son of Mr Stanley Gauld, of Bridge of Weir, and Mrs Mary Gauld, of Glasgow, & Dr Alice Caroline Stuart-Menteth, (b. 1969).
The bride-to-be is the only daughter of Mr Charles Granville Stuart-Menteth, (b. 1928), and the former Priscilla Helen Newman, and is a granddaughter of the late Sir William Frederick Stuart-Menteth, 5th Baronet; a great-niece of Sir Ralph Alured Newman, 5th Baronet; and a great-granddaughter of Sir Charles Alban Young, 9th Baronet, KCMG, MVO.
According to my records Dr Stuart-Menteth married, in 2002, Mr Christopher Gale.
Source: Daily Telegraph 26 Apr, 2006
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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Ruth Mary Pelham Burn

Mags Pelham-Burn, wife of Andrew Pelham-Burn, scion of that BLG family, gave birth to a daughter, Ruth Mary, in County Mayo, 22 April, 2006, a sister for Lucy and James.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 Apr 2006

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Flora Emily Helen Straker

Mary Straker (nee Boyle), wife of Simon Straker, gave birth to a daughter, Flora Emily Helen, 18 April, 2006, a sister for Rosie Phyllis Mary, who was b. 8 November, 2004.
Mr Simon C. Straker, is the son of Mr & Mrs Derek Straker, of Dupplin, Perthshire, and Mrs Straker is the former Mary Helen Fennella Boyle, [b. 1974], second daughter of Mr Simon Hugh Patrick Boyle, [b. 1941], of Abergavenny, Gwent, scion of the Earls of Glasgow, by his wife, the former Catriona Gordon.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 Apr 2006

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+ Commander Michael Louis Woollcombe, OBE

Commander Michael Louis Woollcombe, OBE (1962), of Fochabers, Morayshire, who died 19 April, 2006, was a scion of the BLG family of Woollcombe of Ashbury. He was b. 4 May 1920, 2nd son of Admiral Louis Charles Woollcombe, CB, MVO (1872-1951), by his wife the former Constance Perry Circuitt; he married 15 July, 1944, Nancy, daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick Turner, KCB, OBE, by whom he had issue. The funeral is at Moray Crematorium, Thurs. 27 Apr, 2006.



Source: Daily Telegraph 24 April, 2006 ***

Dawnay/Bozzone engagement

The engagement was announced 25 April, 2006, between George Edward Dawnay (b. 1970), scion of the Viscounts Downe, son of Charles John Dawnay (b. 1938), of Eversley, Hampshire, by his wife the former Adrian Louise Hamilton (descended from the Colthurst Baronets), & Dr Suzannah Bozzone, daughter of Mrs Laurie Bozzone, of Chattenooga, Tennessee, and Mr Richard Bozzone, of Aiken, South Carolina.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 Apr, 2006

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Trefusis/Wilson engagement

The engagement was announced in April, 2006, between Jan H.N. Trefusis (b. 27 Apr, 1977), scion of the BLG family of Trefusis, near Falmouth, Cornwall, son of Lieutenant Commander Nicholas John Trefusis, JP (b. 21 Oct, 1943), of Trefusis, Cornwall, by his wife the former Servane Marie Melenec, and Dr Joanna H. Wilson, younger daughter of Dr Colin Wilson, of Dallington, Northampton, and Mrs Jane Stanley, of Writtle, Essex.

Source: The Times

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Leathers/Lucas engagement

The engagement was announced in Apr 2006 between Jonathan James Leathers (b. 1974), scion of the Viscounts Leathers, elder son of Mr David Frederick James Leathers (b. 1942), of Dogmersfield, Hampshire, by his wife, the former Amanda Elizabeth Anne Vyvyan Denton (b. 1943, descended from the Strickland-Constable Baronets) and Hannah E. Lucas, daughter of Mr and Mrs Robin Lucas, of Godalming, Surrey.



Source: The Times ***

Bucknall/Pilkington engagement

The engagement was announced 25 April, 2006, between Philip J. Bucknall, son of Mr & Mrs Michael Bucknall, of Darlington, & the Hon. Sarah Pilkington, daughter of the Rev. Canon The Baron Pilkington of Oxenford (b. 5 Sept, 1933), a life peer since 1995 (formerly the Rev Canon Peter Pilkington), by his late wife, the former Helen Wilson (who d. 1997).

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 Apr, 2006

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Baroness Carbery

The Baroness Carbery, wife of the 11th Baron, died 19 April, 2006. She was aged 87. She was born Joyzelle Mary Binnie, the only daughter of Herbert Binnie, of Sydney, Australia, and married the then Peter Ralfe Evans-Freke in 1941, who succeeded to the peerage (Ireland 1715)and baronetcy (Ireland 1768), on the death of his uncle in 1970. She is survived by her husband and five children. A Requiem Mass takes place at the Sacred Heart Church, Edge Hill, Wimbledon, 4 May, 2006.
Source: Daily Telegraph 25 Apr 2006

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Prince Hussain Aga Khan to marry

The engagement was announced 24 April, 2006, between Prince Hussain Aga Khan (b. 1974), second son of His Highness the Aga Khan (b. 1936) by his first wife, the former Sarah Frances Croker Poole, & Kristin J. White (b. 1976), of the United States. The marriage will take place in the autumn of 2006, the office of the Aga Khan has announced. Miss White has meanwhile converted to Islam and is now known as "Chalija". The couple had met during their studies at the Columbia University. The Aga Khan is a son of the late Aly Khan, by his wife the former Hon. Joan Frances Yarde-Buller (1908-97), daughter of the 3rd Baron Churston, MVO, OBE (1873-1930), by his wife Jessie (afterwards Duchess of Leinster, 3rd wife of the 7th Duke), daughter of Alfred Smither.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Grossart/Temple-Morris engagement

The engagement was announced 25 April, 2006, between Duncan H. Grossart, son of Dr & Mrs Douglas Grossart, of Woodleigh, South Devon, and the Hon. Suzanna Temple-Morris, daughter of the Baron Temple-Morris (b. 12 Feb 1938), a life peer since 2001, by his wife Tahere, daughter of His Excellency Khozeime Alam, of Teheran, Iran.

Source: The Times 25 Apr, 2006


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Monday, April 24, 2006

Meyrick/Clark engagement

The engagement was announced in April, 2006, 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.

Source: The Times 22 Apr 2006

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Meyrick/Clark engagement

The engagement was announced in April, 2006, 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.
Source: The Times

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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Duke of York & Earl of Wessex appointed to the Order of the Garter....

The Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex have been made Royal Knights of the Garter by the Queen.
Princes Andrew and Edward were both appointed to the most senior British order of chivalry on St George's Day amid a weekend of celebrations to mark the Queen's 80th birthday.
It recognises their seniority within the Royal Family.
The Order of the Garter, established by Edward III in 1348, is in the Queen's personal gift, without advice from government ministers.
Knights of the Garter are chosen to honour those who have held public office, who have contributed to national life or who have served the Sovereign personally.
The Duke and the Earl, the Queen's middle and youngest sons, are now Royal Knight Companions.
Their appointments are additional to the established number of 24 Knight Companions.
The two royals now join their father the Duke of Edinburgh, brother the Prince of Wales and sister Princess Royal in the Order.
Philip was created a Royal Knight in 1947 - the year he married Princess Elizabeth.
Charles became a Knight in 1958 on his creation as Prince of Wales, the Duke of Kent in 1985, Anne in 1994, the Duke of Gloucester in 1997 and Princess Alexandra in 2003. The non-royal members of the Order include former Prime Ministers Baroness Thatcher and Sir John Major.

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Wiggin/Yermakova engagement

The engagement was announced in April, 2006, between Jonathan Henry Wiggin (b. 1978), scion of the Wiggin Baronets (cr. 1892) son of Mr Henry Walter (Harry) Wiggin (b. 1939), of Anguilla, British West Indies and of his 2nd wife, Mrs Robin Wiggin, of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and Anna Yermakova, daughter of Commander Sergei Alexeyevich Kobelev and of Mrs Viktoria Viktorovna Yermakova, of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Source: The Times

Baillie/Gardella engagement

The engagement was announced 22 Apr, 2006, between Hamish Michael Baillie (b. 1979), scion of the Barons Burton , son of the Hon Evan Michael Ronald Baillie (b. 19 Mar, 1949), of Glencoe, NSW, by his former wife Lucinda Law (now Lady Lister-Kaye, of House of Aigas, Inverness-shire), and Mlle. Christelle Gardella, daughter of M and Mme Gérard Gardella, of Paris. Source:

The Times 22 Apr, 2006

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Saunders Watson/Karamat engagement

The engagement was announced in April, 2006, between David William Wentworth Saunders Watson (b. 1968), descended from the Culme-Seymour baronets, 2nd son of Commander (Leslie) Michael MacDonald Saunders Watson, CBE (b.1934), of The Manor House, Stoke Albany, Leicestershire, by his wife Georgina Elizabeth Laetitia Davis (descended from the Marquesses of Normanby), and Tabesim Karamat, daughter of Mr Karamat Khan and Mrs Shamim Akhtar, of Coventry, Warwickshire.
Source: The Times 22 Apr, 2006
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Friday, April 21, 2006

Irwin (Desc. Halifax)/Clarkson

The engagement was announced 21 April, 2006, between James Charles Wood, styled Baron Irwin (b. 24 Aug 1977), a godson of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, only son of the 3rd Earl of Halifax, of Garrowby, York, and the Countess of Halifax, & Georgia E. Clarkson, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Patrick Clarkson, of Sutton Veny, Wiltshire. The Countess of Halifax is the former Camilla Younger, daughter of Charles Younger, and former wife of Richard Eustace Parker Bowles, scion of the Earls of Macclesfield.

Source: The Times 21 Apr, 2006
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Charles Peter Hoggarth

Henrietta Hoggarth (nee Lee-Steere), b. 1969, wife of Timothy Hoggarth, gave birth to a son, Charles Peter, 5 April, 2006, a brother for Benjamin (b. ?) and for Eleanor Mary, who was b. 17 April, 2003. Mrs Hoggarth is the elder daughter of Gordon Lee-Steere (b. 1939), and is a granddaughter of Charles Augustus Lee-Steere by his wife, the former Patience Hargreaves Pigott-Brown (of the Baronets of that name).
Source: Daily Telegraph 21 Apr, 2006
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Anthony Philip/Ruby Juliet Darell-Brown

Sophy Louisa Darell-Brown (nee Bristol), wife of Henry Robert (Harry) Darell-Brown, (b. 1971), son of Mr and the Hon Mrs Anthony Darell-Brown, and grandson maternally of the late 6th Baron Huntingfield, gave birth to twins, Anthony Philip and Ruby Juliet, 19 April, 2006. Mrs Darell-Brown is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Paul Bristol.

Source: Daily Telegraph 21 Apr, 2006

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Ann Laetitia MacWatters

Ann Laetitia McWatters (nee Salusbury-Trelawny) scion of the Salusbury-Trelawny Baronets (cr. 1628), died 15 April, 2006, aged 81. She was born in 1924, a daughter of Maj. John Maitland Salusbury-Trelawny, MC (1892-1954), by his wife, the former Louisa Frederica Mainwaring, and married 1953, David Neil Courtenay MacWatters, and had issue. The funeral takes place 27 April, 2006, at St Michael's Church, Cotleigh, Honiton.

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 Apr, 2006

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Lucy Alice Tuke-Hastings

Caroline Tuke-Hastings (nee Emmet) wife of Charlie Tuke-Hastings, gave birth to a daughter, Lucy Alice, 6 Apr, 2006, a sister for Ella and Beth. The latter was b. 8 January, 2005.(Scion of Emmet of Amberley?).

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 Apr 2006

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Colville/Orr-Ewing engagement

The engagement was announced 19 April, 2006, between Edward A. Colville, son of Mr & Mrs Damer Colville, of Wilton, Wiltshire, & Charlotte Rose Orr-Ewing (b. 1978), younger daughter of the Hon. Malcolm Archie Orr-Ewing (b. 1946), scion of the Baron Orr-Ewing (life peer 1971, baronet 1963), himself scion of the Orr-Ewing Baronets (cr. 1886), and Mrs Orr-Ewing, of Brackley, Northamptonshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 April, 2006

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Jago Nicholas Aldo Eliot, Lord Eliot

Jago Nicholas Aldo Eliot, styled Lord Eliot (b. 24 March, 1966) son and heir of the 10th Earl of St.Germans, by his 1st wife, the Hon. Jacquetta Jean Frederika Lampson, daughter of the 1st Baron Killearn, died 15 April, 2006, aged 40. He was found dead in the bath on the family estate in Cornwall. Lord Eliot married a Plymouth waitress, Bianca Ciambriello, by whom he had a son, the Hon. Albert Clarence Eliot, born shortly before 4 November, 2004, and twin daughters, the Hon. Ruby Eliot and the Hon. Violet Eliot, b. 7 April, 2003.

Source: The Independent, 18 April, 2006.

Peter Egbert Cadbury (1918-2006)

Peter Egbert Cadbury, the founder of Westward Television died 17 April, 2006, aged 88, was a scion of the chocolate-making dynasty. He was born 6 February, 1918, the elder son of Air Commodore Sir Egbert Cadbury, DSC, DFC, a First World War ace who shot down two Zepellins over the North Sea from his Sopwith Camel, and went on to become a managing director of Cadbury Bros, the predecessor of Cadbury Schweppes. Egbert was in turn a grandson of John Cadbury, a Quaker who had started business as a tea, coffee and cocoa merchant in Bull Street, Birmingham in 1824. John's sons Richard and George (Egbert's father), developed a formula for chocolate in 1866 and went on to build Bournville, the company village near Birmingham which pioneered decent working and housing conditions for employees. He married firstly, in 1947, Benedicta Bruce, by whom he had a son and a daughter. The marriage was dissolved in 1968.
He married 2ndly, in 1970, Mrs Jennifer Morgan-Jones (nee Jennifer Mary Victoria Hammond-Maude, b. 14 August, 1945, daughter of Michael Hammond-Maude and the former Rosamond Patrick); they had a son - Joel Cadbury, the restaurateur -and were divorced in 1976. He married 3dly, in 1976, Mrs Jane Mead, by whom he had two more sons. He is survived by his wife and 5 children.


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Monday, April 17, 2006

Lola Alice Shand Kydd

Abigail 'Peaches' Shand Kydd (nee Spurling) wife of Caspar Shand Kydd, gave birth to a daughter, Lola Alice, 14 Apr, 2006, a sister for Lucas Charles, who was b. 23 December, 2004.
Caspar C. Shand Kydd is a son of Mr & Mrs William Shand Kydd, and Abigail V. Shand Kydd is the only daughter of Mr & Mrs Guy Spurling.
Caspar is a nephew of the late Peter Shand Kydd, who, in 1969, married Frances Viscountess Althorp, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales, &c.

Source: Daily Telegraph, 17 Apr, 2006

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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Stewart/Bruce engagement

The engagement was announced 15 Apr, 2006, between Andrew Stewart, son of Mr and Mrs Gordon Stewart, of Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, and Katherine Ann Bruce (b. 1980), scion of the Earls of Elgin & Kincardine, daughter of the Hon. James Michael Edward Bruce, CBE (b. 1927), of Dron, Perthshire, by his 2nd wife the late Morven-Anne Macdonald.

Katherine Bruce is a granddaughter of the 10th Earl of Elgin & Kincardine, KT, CMG, TD (1881-1968), by his wife the former Hon. Katherine Cochrane (d. 1989), daughter of the 1st Baron Cochrane of Cults.

Source: The Times 15 Apr, 2006


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Friday, April 14, 2006

Clarkin/Vestey engagement

The engagement was announced 13 April, 2006, between John-Paul Clarkin, elder son of the late Mr Paul Clarkin and of Mrs Clarkin, of Cambridge, New Zealand, and Carina Patricia Vestey (b. 1982), scion of the Barons Vestey, younger daughter of the Hon. Mark William Vestey (b. 1943), of Foxcote Manor, Andoversford, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Rose Amelia Clifton (b. 1952), descended from the Bruce Baronets (created 1804).

Carina Vestey is a niece of the 3rd Baron Vestey, Master of the Horse to HM The Queen.

Source: The Times 13 Apr, 2006

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Sheila Mary Wingfield

Sheila Mary Wingfield, who died 6 April, 2006, aged 96, was the widow of Capt. Mervyn Robert George Wingfield, RN, DSO, DSC (1911-2005), scion of the Viscounts Powerscourt.

She was the former Sheila Mary Leschallas, a daughter of Maj. J.H. Pigé Leschallas, of Lynchmere House, Sussex, and married in 1936, Capt. Wingfield, son of Lt-Col the Rev. William Edward Wingfield, DSO (1867-1927), by his wife Elizabeth Mary, daughter of George Frederic Trench, of the Barons Ashtown

She was the mother of three, Cicely (b. 1940), Richard (b. 1942), and Peter (b. 1948).

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Peter's. Lynchmere, 27 Apr, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 April, 2006

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Alan Charles Corbet Gore (1926-2006)

Alan Charles Corbet Gore, b. 1926, scion of the Gore Baronets (Ireland, 1622), son of Francis William Baldock Gore (1873-1937), by his wife the former Mary Isabel Kirsteen Corbet-Singleton; educated at Wellington College; married 1953, Anne Sabine, daughter of W.D.K. Thellusson, by whom he had issue; died at his home, 5 April, 2006. The funeral takes place at All Saints Church, East Winch, King's Lynn, 18 April, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 Apr, 2006


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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Marmaduke Mickey Percy Grylls

Shara Grylls (nee Cannings Knight), wife of the intrepid adventurer, explorer, mountaineer, Bear Grylls, gave birth to a son, Marmaduke Mickey Percy, 6 Apr, 2006, a brother for Jesse.

"Bear" Grylls is a son of the late (William) Michael John Grylls, MP (1934-2001), by his wife Sarah, daughter of Neville Montagu Ford, by his 1st wife Patricia (herself MP for N. Down 1953-55), daughter of Lt-Col Sir Walter Smiles, CIE, DSO, DL.

Bear's paternal grandfather, Brig. William Edward Harvey Grylls (b. at Funtington Hall, Chichester, Sussex, 11 July, 1902; d. 4 Feb, 1994) he commanded Britain's "T Force" at the end of the Second World War. He married Rachel, who died in 1976.

Bear's maternal grandfather, Neville Ford is a son of the Very Rev. Lionel Ford, Dean of York (d. 1932), by his wife Mary Catherine Talbot, scion of the Earls of Shrewsbury, daughter the Rt Rev. Edward Talbot, sometime Bishop of Winchester, by his wife the Hon. Lavinia Lyttelton (1849-1939), daughter of the 4th Baron Lyttelton, son of the 3rd Baron Lyttelton, by his wife Lady Sarah Spencer, daughter of the 2nd Earl Spencer.

Source: Daily Telegraph 12 Apr, 2006

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Robert McCorquodale

Claire McCorquodale [nee Coode], wife since 2001 of James McCorquodale, scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Robert, 6 April, 2006, a brother for Amelia, who was b. 29 February, 2004.

James is son of Mr & Mrs Euan McCorquodale, of Roxburghshire, and Claire is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Jonathan Coode, of Cornwall. James's mother is Lady-in-Waiting to the Duchess of Gloucester. James is kin of the Dowager Countess of Strathmore; both husbands of the late Dame Barbara Cartland; Raine, Countess Spencer, and Lady Sarah Spencer's husband, Neil.
Claire is kin of the Olympic rower, Ed Coode, of that BLG family, &c.

Alice Gunn

Davina Sacha Gunn (nee Bridgeman, b. 1972), scion of the Earls of Bradford, & wife of Ruaraidh Gunn (b. 18 Apr 1973?), gave birth to a daughter, Alice, 11 Apri, 2006, at Melbourne, Australia.
Ruaraidh is a son of Mr & Mrs Neil Gunn, of Great Weddington, Kent, & Davina is a daughter of Peter Orlando Ronald Bridgeman (b. 1933), of Fallodon Hall, Alnwick, Northumberland, and Mrs Bridgeman.

Source: Daily Telegraph 13 Apr, 2006


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Chamberlayne-Macdonald/Goulimis engagement

The marriage took place 8 April, 2006, at St Matthew's Church, Otterbourne, between Thomas Somerled Chamberlayne-Macdonald (b. 1969), scion of the Bosville Macdonald Baronets (cr. 1625), younger son of Major Nigel Donald Peter Chamberlayne-Macdonald, CVO, OBE (b. 1927), late The Scots Guards, and Mrs Chamberlayne-Macdonald, of Cranbury Park, Winchester, & Irene A. Goulimis, younger daughter of the late Mr Stylianos Goulimis and Mrs Ioanna Goulimis, of Toronto, Canada.
Thomas's father, a younger son of the 15th Baronet, and an Extra Gentleman Usher to Queen Elizabeth II, was owner of one of Scotland's biggest and famous estates, the 80-square mile Knoydart estate. He assumed the additional surname of Chamberlayne in 1958 on his marriage to Penelope Mary Alexandra, daughter of Tankerville Chamberlayne, of Cranbury Park. Thomas's sister, Diana, is Countess of Lindsay, wife of the 16th Earl.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 Apr 2006

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Cecil/Kohan engagement

The engagement was announced 11 April, 2006, between Robert Barclay Amherst Cecil (b. 1965), scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney, son of Rear-Admiral Sir (Oswald) Nigel Amherst Cecil, KBE, CB (b. 1925), of Shorwell, Isle of Wight, by his wife, the former Annette Barclay (of that BLG family), & Laurie A. Kohan, daughter of Mr & Mrs George Kohan, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 Apr 2006


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Wigan/Balfour engagement

The engagement was announced 11 April, 2006, between Charles C. Wigan, elder son of Mr Michael Wigan, of Wivelrod, Hampshire, and Mrs John Loudon, of Pusey, Oxfordshire, and the Lady Maria Alice Jubilee Balfour (b. 1977), third daughter of the 5th Earl of Balfour, of Burpham, West Sussex, by his wife the former Lady Tessa Mary Isabel Fitzalan-Howard, daughter of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO, CB, CBE, MC, &c.

Is Michael Wigan here the son of Major John Derek Wigan? And, is Mrs John Loudon the former Felicity Cadbury??


Source: Daily Telegraph 11 Apr, 2006


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Preston/Houghton engagement

The engagement was announced 11 Apr, 2006, between Samuel Preston (b. 16 Jan 1982), 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.

Samuel Preston is "Preston", of "The Ordinary Boys". His paternal grandfather, Alec Murray Preston married Ursula Sybil Grey, daughter of Frederick Bryan Grey, son of Admiral the Hon. George Grey, who was a son of the 2nd Earl Grey.

http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/men/news/showbiz/s/210/210488_chantelle_and_preston_set_to_wed.html


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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Florence Elizabeth Forbes

The Hon. Annabel Lettice Forbes (b. 1973, nee St. Clair), wife since 1999 of John Laing Forbes, and daughter of Major the 17th Lord Sinclair, CVO (1914-2004), gave birth to a daughter, Florence Elizabeth, 26 March, 2006, a sister for Daphne Lettice, who was born 3 October, 2004.
John Laing Forbes is a son of David Forbes, of Westerfolds Farm, Elgin.

Source: Daily Telegraph 12 Apr, 2006

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Learmont/Fane engagement

The engagement was announced 5 April, 2006, between Richard John Learmont, second son of General Sir John Hartley Learmont, KCB (b. 10 Mar 1934), of Somerset, by his wife, the former Susan Thornborrow, & Rose Christabel Fane (b. 1968), scion of the Earls of Westmorland (created 1624), youngest daughter of Charles William Fane (1904-76), by his 2nd wife, the former Pamela Mary Synge (d. 1987), scion of the Synge Baronets (created 1801).

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 April, 2006

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Countess Phyllis von Westarp

Countess Phyllis von Westarp (nee Oxley), died 4 April, 2006, aged 99. She was the former Phyllis Hamilton Oxley, born in 1906, and married Hans-Siegried von Westarp in 1933. She had issue: - Georg, Christian and Robert.

The funeral is at St John's Church, Westbourne, West Sussex, 13 April, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 8 April, 2006
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Joan Coventry

Joan Coventry (nee Briscoe George), who died at her home, 1 April, 2006, aged 91, was the wife of Digby Coventry, and the former wife of Reginald Lacon, scion of the Lacon Baronets (created 1818).

She was Joan Denyer Briscoe George, daughter of Albert J. George. Her kinswoman Vernica Briscoe George was the wife of the 3rd Viscount Selby. Joan married 1stly, 1946, (divorced 1976) Commander Reginald William Beecroft Lacon, DSC, RN (b. 1913), scion of the Lacon Baronets, by whom she had 2 adopted children, George (1955-73) and Victoria (b. 1952).

Her second husband was Digby Coventry. (Possibly a scion of the Earls of Coventry?).

The funeral is at St Mary's Church, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, 12 Apr 2006

Source: The Times 7 Apr 2006

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Digby Seymour Neave, FRICS (1921-2006)

Digby Seymour Neave, FRICS, senior partner, Messers Neave, Tinworth & Nuan, Chartered Quantity Surveyors, scion of the Neave Baronets (created 1795), died 31 March, 2006.

He was born in 1921, son of Edward Arthur Neave (1883-1960), by his wife Evelyn Margaret Lamb (d. 1966). He was a kinsman of the Rt Hon Airey Neave, MP, the Conservative Government Minister killed by an IRA bomb in the car park of the House of Commons in 1979.

He served in the Second World War as a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery. Married 1948, Chrystel, an authoress, daughter of Professor Poul P. Outzen-Boisen, Knight of Dannebrog, OBE, of Rungsted Kyst, Denmark. No issue of the marriage.

Source: Daily Telegraph 7 Apr, 2006

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Christian Lady Hesketh, OBE (1929-2006)

Christian Lady Hesketh, OBE, who died at her London home, 7 April 2006, was the widow of Major the 2nd Lord Hesketh, DL (1916-55), late the Scots Guards, a Deputy Lieutenant for Northamptonshire, of Easton Neston, near Towcester.

She was born in 1929 as Christian McEwen, the only daughter of Sir John Helias Finnie McEwen, 1st Baronet, DL, JP, and married Lord Hesketh, the 2nd Baron, in 1949. She was widowed in 1955, and leaves issue including Thomas Alexander, 3rd Baron. Another son, the Hon. John Fermor-Hesketh, married Anna Wallace, sometime girlfriend of the Prince of Wales.

She was a DL for Northants and High Sheriff of the county in 1981; appointed OBE in 1984.

The funeral takes place at St Mary's, Easton Neston, 19 Apr, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 Apr 2006

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Beck/Phipps engagement

MR W.R.J. BECK AND MISS A.C. PHIPPS

The engagement was announced in Apr, 2006, between William R.J. Beck, son of the late Mr and Mrs Peter Beck, and Alice Christian Phipps (b. 25 Mar, 1969), daughter of the late (Charles) Nicholas Phipps (1925-2004), a grandson maternally of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, KT, GCVO, & of Mrs Nicholas Phipps (nee Christian Fiona Mackenzie, b. 1941, a descendant of the Earls of Clanwilliam), of Douglas, Isle of Man.

The bride-to-be is a great-niece of the late Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and a niece of Flavia, Baroness Ebbisham, widow of the 2nd Baron, &c.

Source: The Times


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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Joan Stewart Menzies Poyntz

Joan Stewart Menzies Poyntz, who died at East Hill House, Liss, shortly before 5 Apr, 2006, was the widow of Lieutenant-Colonel John Mackay Brace Poyntz, OBE, head of the BLG family of Poyntz of Tylston Lodge, & a kinsman of Diana, Princess of Wales (a long dead Countess Spencer was nee Poyntz).

She was the former Joan Stewart Menzies Ogilvie, daughter of Charles Ogilvie, of Aberdeen. She is survived by adopted daughters.

The funeral is at St. Luke's, Milland on Monday 10 April, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 Apr, 2006

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Rev. Canon Mark Meynell (1914-2006)

The Rev. Canon Mark Meynell, Canon Theologian of Coventry (emeritus), scion of the Earls of Halifax, died 5 April 2006, aged 92, 11 days after the death of his wife of 65 years, the former Diana Ponsonby, of the Ponsonby Baronets (descended from the Barons De Mauley).

He was born in 1914, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Hugo Lindley Meynell, DSO (1880-1941), a grandson in the male line of the 1st Viscount Halifax. Mark's mother was the former Lady Dorothy Legge, OBE (d. 1974), daughter of the 6th Earl of Dartmouth.

Hebwas educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford.

Career:-->Canon Theologian of Coventry.

He married Diana Mary Ponsonby in 1940. She died 25 Mar, 2006, aged 89.

He was father of Christopher, Andrew, Peter, John and Anna; & grandfather to Mark, Guy, Francis, Aidan, Francesca, Marten, Anna, Louise, Clea, Alexander, Hugo, Guy and Theo, & great grandfather to Joshua and Zanna.

A Service of Thanksgiving for Canon and Mrs Meynell takes place 18 April, 2006, at Framlingham Church, Suffolk.

Source: Daily Telegraph 8 Apr 2006


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Alice Georgina Barnard

The Lady Julia Claire Barnard (nee Hope Johnstone, b. 1974), wife of Andrew Barnard and daughter of the 11th Earl of Annandale & Hartfell, gave birth to a daughter, Alice Georgina, at Cresswell Maternity Wing, Dumfries, a sister for Emily.

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 Apr, 2006

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Helen Beatrice Margaret Whitbread (1917-2006)

Helen Whitbread, who died 29 March, 2006, aged 88, was the widow of Maj. Simon Whitbread, head of the BLG family of Whitbread of Southill, and was a scion of the Barons Clinton.

She was born in 1917, as Helen Beatrice Margaret Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, only child of the Hon. Robert Henry Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis (1888-1958), a son of the 20th Baron Clinton. Helen's mother was the former Lady Dorothy Marguerite Elizabeth Herbert, MBE (d. 1956), scion of the Earls of Powis.

She married 26 May, 1936, Major Simon Whitbread (b. 12 0ct 1904; d. 1985), a director of the family brewing company, son of Samuel Howard Whitbread, CB (1858-1944), by his wife the former Madeline Bourke (d. 1961), scion of the Earls of Mayo.

She leaves a son, Samuel Charles (b. 22 Feb 1937), and a daughter, Elizabeth (b. 21 Apr 1939).

The funeral is at All Saints, Southill, Friday 7 Apr, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 3 April, 2006


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Katharine Violet Amherst Cecil

Nicola Jane Cecil (nee Michels), wife since 1996 of the Hon. (Hugh) William Amherst Cecil (b. 17 June, 1968), son and heir of the 4th Baron Amherst of Hackney, gave birth to a daughter, Katharine Violet Amherst, 24 March, 2006.

Source: The Times

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Cadbury/Lalvani marriage

The marriage took place on Saturday, 25 March, 2006, at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge between Joel M. Cadbury, son of Peter Cadbury and the late Mrs Jennifer d'Abo, and Divia Lalvani, daughter of Mr Gulu Lalvani and Mrs Conrad Schloesser. The Reverend Alan Gyle officiated.

Source: The Times


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Cadbury/Lalvani engagement

The marriage took place on Saturday, 25 March, 2006, at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge between Joel M. Cadbury, son of Peter Cadbury and the late Mrs Jennifer d'Abo, and Divia Lalvani, daughter of Mr Gulu Lalvani and Mrs Conrad Schloesser. The Reverend Alan Gyle officiated.

Source: The Times


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Butler/Rylands engagement

The engagement was announced in Apr 2006 between James H. Butler, elder son of Sir Michael Dacres Butler, GCMG (b. 27 Feb, 1927), and Lady Butler (nee Ann, dau of the Rt. Hon. Lord Clyde), and Rosanna S. Rylands, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Kirkland Rylands, of Wigton, Cumbria.

Source: The Times


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Malachard Des Reyssiers/Cadbury engagement

The engagement was announced in Apr 2006, between Victor G.D. Malachard Des Reyssiers, son of Mr Olivier Malachard des Reyssiers, of Paris, France, and Mrs Odile Jenkins, of Fulham, London, and Justine D. Cadbury, daughter of Sir (Nicholas) Dominic Cadbury, Knt (b. 12 May 1940), of Shutford, Oxfrodshire, by his wife the former Cecilia Sarah Symes.


Source: The Times


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Cecil/Primarolo engagement

The engagement was announced in April, 2006, between Richard Strongbow Amherst Cecil (b. 1973), scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney, eldest son of John Strongbow Amherst (Bow) Ceci (b. 1939)l, of Monk Sherbourne, Hampshire, and Mrs Cecil, and Emma Jane Primarolo, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Anthony Primarolo, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Source: The Times


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von Hofmannsthal/Armstrong-Jones engagement

The engagement was announced in Apr, 2006, 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)

Source: The Times

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Goffin/Dundas-Bekker engagement

The engagement was announced in Apr, 2006, between John Goffin, elder son of the late Mr Bruce Goffin and of Mrs Mary Goffin, Auckland, New Zealand, and Henrietta May Dundas-Bekker (b. 1975), younger daughter of the late Mr Aedrian Dundas-Bekker, and of Mrs Althea Dundas-Bekker, Arniston House, Gorebridge, Midlothian.

Henrietta is a scion of the Dundas of Arniston Baronets (extinct 1970), and is a granddaughter maternally of 4th Baronet.

Source: The Times


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Friday, April 07, 2006

Chisholm/Prince engagement

The engagement was announced in April, 2006, between Hugh Archibald John Chisholm (b. 1976), elder son of Mr Colin Chisholm, of Owlpen, Gloucestershire, by his wife, the former Hon. Caroline Elizabeth Wyndham (b. 1951), and Daisy E. Prince, daughter of Mr and Mrs Frederick H. Prince, of Washington D.C. and Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Hugh Chisholm is a nephew of the 2nd Baron Egremont (and 7th Baron Leconfield), and is a grandson maternally fo the 1st Baron Egremont, MBE (1920-72).

Source: The Times


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Pamela June Cavendish

Pamela June Cavendish, who died at the Dower House, Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmell, Cumbria, 4 April, 2006, was the widow of Richard Edward Osborne Cavendish, JP, DL (1917-72), of Holker Hall, scion of the Dukes of Devonshire, and was mother of the Conservative life peer Baron Cavendish of Furness.

She was Pamela June Thomas, a daughter of Hugh Lloyd Thomas, CMG, CVO (b. 28 Apr, 1888; d. 22 Feb, 1938), Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, British Embassy, Paris, 1935-38, by his wife, the former Hon. Guendaline Ada Bellew, daughter of the Hon. Richard Bellew, and sister of the 5t Baron Bellew. Pamela's paternal grandfather, William Lloyd Thomas, of Tredilion Park, Abergavenny, married Ada Margaret, daughter of Sir Charles Hobhouse, Bt.

Pamela's sister Sylvia, who died as the result of a motor accident in 1967, was the 1st wife of the 5th Baron Harlech, KCMG, PC (1918-85).

She married Richard Cavendish (a grandson of Lord Richard Frederick Cavendish, CB, CMG) in 1937; and leaves issue, (Richard) Hugh, Lord Cavenish of Furness (b. 1941), Edward Osborne Cavenish, (b. 1955), and daughters, Georgiana (b. 1939); Harriet (b. 1944), and Susan (b. 1949).

The funeral takes place on Monday 10 April , 2006, at St John the Baptist Church, Flookburgh.


Source: The Times


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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Samuel Robert Joseph de Salis

Stephany de Salis (nee Biello), wife of Piers Robert de Salis (b. 1969), gave birth to a son, Samuel Robert Joseph, 31 March, 2006, a brother for Maximillian James, who was b. 29 March, 2004.
Piers de Salis is a son of Bernard Peter de Salis (b. 1936), who m. 1967, Monica Juanita, youngest dau of Commander Robert Tatton Bower (descended from the Barons Strickland, of Sizergh).
Piers is a paternal grandson of Lt-Col Count Peter Francis de Salis, Coldstream Guards (d. 1982), who m. 1934, Winifred Alice d'Anyers Willis (b. 1910) second daughter of Richard Atherton De Anyers Willis (1871-1923) by his wife the Hon. Ethel Mary Catherine Skeffington (d. 1960), second daughter of the 11th Viscount Massereene.
The infant is in remainder to the Viscountcy of Massereene & the barony of Loughneagh.

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 Apr 2006


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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Diana Mary Meynell (1916-2006)

Diana Mary Meynell (nee Ponsonby), who died 25 March, 2006, aged 89, was the wife, for 65 years, of the Rev. Canon Mark Meynell (b. 1914), scion of the Earls of Halifax. She was Diana Mary Ponsonby (b. 1916), daughter of Colonel Sir Charles Ponsonby, 1st Baronet, TD, DL, MP for Sevenoaks, 1935-50, PPS to the Secretary of State for War 1940, & to the Sec of State for Foreign Affairs 1941-45, who was created a Baronet, 1956. Diana was a great-granddaughter of the 2nd Baron De Mauley. She married Canon Meynell in 1940, and was mother to Christopher, Andrew, Peter, John and Anna; & grandmother to Mark, Guy, Francis, Aidan, Francesca, Marten, Anna, Louise, Clea, Alexander, Hugo, Guy and Theo, & great grandmother to Joshua and Zanna.

Thanksgiving service at Framlingham Church, Suffolk, 18 Apr 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 4 Apr 2006


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Benjamin William Tremayne

Rosanna M. Tremayne (nee Birkbeck, of that landed family, b. 1974), wife of Michael W. Tremayne, gave birth to a son, Benjamin William, 31 March, 2006, a brother for Emily Rose, who was b. 15 July, 2004.

Michael is the elder son of Mr and Mrs John Tremayne, of Easton Grey, Wiltshire, and Rosanna is the younger daughter of Mr John Oliver Charles Birkbeck, [b. 1936], of Litcham Hall, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, by his wife, the former Hermione Anne Dawes.

Rosanna Tremayne is a granddaughter paternally of Colonel Oliver Birkbeck [1893-1952], by his wife, the former Lady [Wilhelmina] Joan Mary FitzClarence, sister of the 5th Earl of Munster.

The infant is therefore a great-great-great-great-great-grandson of King William IV and Mrs Jordan.

Source: Daily Telegraph 4 Apr 2006

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Vere Frances Leschallas (Desc. Romney)

Vere Frances Leschallas (nee Bullock-Marsham), who died 25 March, 2006, aged 93, was descended from the Barons (later Earls of) Romney.

She was born 21 February, 1913, daughter of Cloudesley Henry Bullock-Marsham (1879-1928), by his wife the former Algitha Parker; married 1932, George Ronald Pigé Leschallas, who died in 1991

Issue of George and Vere Leschallas:-

(1) Anthony George Leschallas, b. 1933, m. 1954, Marie Louise Yvonne Renner and has issue:-

(i) (Anthony) Simon Pigé Leschallas, b. 1955, m. (1) 1987 Amanda Nanci, dau of Major James Le Coq, of Seething, Norfolk, and has issue living, Marie-Clair, b. 1988. He married (2) Joanna E.G. Lywood, 3rd dau of Mr & Mrs Jeremy Lywood, and has further issue, Kitty, Bertie (b.?), & Rupert Anthony Pigé, who was b. 13 Oct 2000.
(ii) Marie-Louise Sophie, b. 1957
(iii) Joanna Clare, b. 1960, m. 1989, Edward Anthony Morys Berry, b. 1960, (of the Viscounts Kemsley)and has issue, William Anthony Edward Berry, b. 1993, Alice Elizabeth, b. 1990, and Rose Ophelia Berry, b. 1992.
(iii) William Henry, b. 1963, m. 1992, Emma C. Huxtable, dau of David Huxtable, of Bosham, West Sussex, and has issue, Archie William Pigé, b. 23 Oct, 1996.

(2) James Ronald Percy Pigé Leschallas, of Maryland, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey, b. 1943, m. 1967, Rosemary Elizabeth Elphinstone (b. 1947), only dau of the Rev the Hon Andrew Elphinstone and sister of the 18th Baron Elphinstone (1953-94), and has issue:-
(i) Sophie Elizabeth Leschallas, b. 1968. m. at St Mary the Virgin, Worplesdon, Surrey, 25 June, 1993 (Source: Today newspaper 26/6/93), James D.A. Gaselee, Life Guards, son of Nicholas Auriol Digby Charles Gaselee, of Saxon Cottage, Lambourn, Berkshire. They have 2 daughters, Olivia Rose Gaselee (b. 11 July, 1997 Source D.Tel. 16 July, 97); and Emily Auriol Gaselee, b. 20 Apl, 2000.
(ii) Andrew James Leschallas, b. 1970
(iii) Alexander Charles Leschallas, b. 1978

(1) Lavinia Leschallas

(2) Suzanne Leschallas

Service of Thanksgiving at Saint John the Baptist Church, Waterinbury, 6 Apr 2006


Source: Daily Telegraph 29 Mar 2006

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Monday, April 03, 2006

Foster/Warre engagement

The engagement was announced 22 March, 2006, between Nicholas Foster, eldest son of Mr & Mrs David Foster, of Fulham, London, & Kathinka Warre, daughter of Mr Angus Warre, of Uppark, West Sussex [son of John Anthony Warre and of his wife, née Anne Peace Arabella Mackintosh, 30th Chief of Clan Chattan 1938-42 (herself the daughter of Angus Alexander Mackintosh and of his wife, née Lady Maud Cavendish [herself the daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire])] and of his first wife, née Carolyn Geraldine Rennie [now Mrs Carolyn Hadden-Paton, wife of Alasdair Hadden-Paton, of Lambourn Woodlands, Berkshire, & second daughter of R.G. Rennie, of Much Binding, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mrs J.E. Cordingley, The Manor House, West Camel, Somerset]) .

Source: Daily Telegraph 22 March 2006

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Foster/Warre engagement

The engagement was announced 22 March, 2006, between Nicholas Foster, eldest son of Mr & Mrs David Foster, of Fulham, London, & Kathinka Warre, daughter of Mr Angus Warre, of Uppark, West Sussex [son of John Anthony Warre and of his wife, née Anne Peace Arabella Mackintosh, 30th Chief of Clan Chattan 1938-42 (herself the daughter of Angus Alexander Mackintosh and of his wife, née Lady Maud Cavendish [herself the daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire])] and of his first wife, née Carolyn Geraldine Rennie [now Mrs Carolyn Hadden-Paton, wife of Alasdair Hadden-Paton, of Lambourn Woodlands, Berkshire, & second daughter of R.G. Rennie, of Much Binding, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mrs J.E. Cordingley, The Manor House, West Camel, Somerset]) .

Source: Daily Telegraph 22 March 2006

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Elizabeth Maxtone-Graham

Elizabeth Maxtone-Graham, who died 29 March, 2006, aged 93, was married to a scion of the BLG family of Maxtone of Cultoquhey, Perthshire, & was the mother of Susan Riley and the lae Jamie.

Source: Daily Telegraph 1 Apr 2006

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Lady Hugh Russell

Lady Hugh Russell, who died 30 March, 2006, was the widow of Lord Hugh Russell, great-uncle to the current Duke of Bedford, who died "suddenly at home", 6 January 2005, aged 81.

Lady Hugh was the former Rosemary Markby, younger daughter of Keith Freeling Markby, of Bodmin, Cornwall, and married the younger son of the 12th Duke of Bedford, in 1957.

She was the mother of Mark and Karen, & grandmother of Chloe, Laurie, Katya, Alexander, Hester and Alice; step-grandmother ofWilliam.

A Memorial Service takes place at Bleddfa Church, 24 Apr 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 1 April, 2006

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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Mercer Nairne/Wakeley engagement

The engagement has been announced between Joseph Douglas (Joe) Mercer Nairne (b. 1980), scion of the Marquesses of Lansdowne, younger son of Lord Robert Harold Mercer Nairne (b. 1947), of Meikleour, Perthshire, by his wife, the former Jane Elizabeth Gordon, scion of the Marquesses of Huntly, and Melissa E. Wakeley, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Timothy Wakeley, of Thursley, Surrey.

Source: The Times

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