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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Lady Jane Bethell (1923-2006)

The Lady Jane Bethell (nee Pleydell-Bouverie) who died 21 July, 2006, aged 82, was the widow of (Richard) Anthony Bethell (d. July 1996), sometime High Sheriff and Lord Lieutenant of Humberside, scion of that BLG family, of Rise, Hull. She was b. 1923, as Lady Jane Pleydell-Bouverie, daughter of the 7th Earl of Radnor, KG, KCVO (1895-1968), sometime Keeper of the Privy Seal to the Prince of Wales and Lord Warden of the Stannaries, by his 1st wife, the former Helen Olivia Adeane (d. 1985); she married Tony Bethell in 1945, and was mother of 2 sons, Hugh (who married a St Aubyn of the Barons St Levan) and William, and 2 daughters, Camilla (who married a scion of the Viscounts Hood), and Sarah (who married a Ratcliffe-Brotherton). A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at All Saints' Rise Hull, 31 July 2006.

Sources: Yorkshire Post 26 July 2006/Daily Telegraph: 27 July 2006
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Lydia Duchess of Bedford (1917-2006)

Lydia Duchess of Bedford died at St Peter's Hospital Chertsey, 25 July, 2006, after a fall. She was b. 1917, the Hon Lydia Yarde-Buller, daughter of the 3rd Baron Churston, MVO, OBE (1873-1930), by his wife Jessie (d. 1960) daughter of Alfred Smither. Her siblings included (1) Joan who married (i) a Guinness (ii) the Aly Khan (and was mother of HH the Aga Khan), and (iii) Viscount Camrose, and (2) Denise, wife of the 5th Baron Ebury. Lydia married (i) 1938, Capt Ian Archibald de Hoghton Lyle, Black Watch (who was killed in action in 1942), eld son of Sir Archibald Lyle, 2nd Baronet, and (ii) 1947 (divorced 1960) as his 2nd wife, the 13th Duke of Bedford (1917-2002).She leaves a daughter, by the first marriage, Lorna Elwes, and a son from the 1st marriage, Sir Gavin Lyle, 3rd Baronet, and a son from the second marriage, Lord Francis Russell.
Funeral service to take place on Wednesday 2 August 2006, at Chobham St Lawrence Church, Chobham, Surrey.

Source: Daily Telegraph: 27 Jul 2006
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Thomas Alexander Claude Lawson-Tancred

Julia F. Lawson-Tancred (nee Murray), wife of Andrew Peter Lawson-Tancred, [b. 18 February, 1952], eldest son of Sir Henry Lawson-Tancred, 10th Baronet, and the late Lady Lawson-Tancred, of Aldborough, North Yorkshire, gave birth to a son, Thomas Alexander Claude, 17 June, 2006, a brother for Flora Isabel Jean, who was b. 31 July, 2004.
Mrs Lawson-Tancred is a daughter of Mr John Murray, of Edinburgh, and Mrs Claude Murray, of London.

Source: The Times 12 July 2006
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Audrey Plum Stuart-Menteth

Abigail J. Stuart-Menteth, wife of James William Francis Stuart-Menteth, (b. 1965), scion of the Stuart-Menteth Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Audrey Plum, 19 May, 2006, a sister for Martha. James is the elder son of Mr Charles Granville Stuart-Menteth, (b. 1928), & Mrs Stuart-Menteth, (nee Newman, of the Newman Baronets, cr. 1836), of Gloucestershire, and Abigail is a daughter of the late Mr Francis Costolloe and of Mrs Susanna Costolloe, of Buxted, East Sussex.

Source: The Times 8 July, 2006
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Diana Lady Eardley-Wilmot

Diana Lady Eardley-Wilmot, who died 4 July 2006, was the widow of Sir John Assheton Eardley-Wilmot, LVO, DSC, RN, 5th Baronet (1917-95). She was Diana Elizabeth, daughter of Commander Aubrey Moore, RN, and married Sir John in 1939. She was the mother of Sir Michael, 6th Bt (b. 13 Jan, 1941), and Patricia Enid (b. 1944). The funeral took place at Mortlake Crematorium, 12 July 2006.

Source: The Times 6 July 2006

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Catherine Lorraine (Kitty) Pelly

Catherine Lorraine (Kitty) Pelly, who died 30 June 2006, aged 89, was the widow of Commander Douglas Charles Vincent Pelly, RN, (b. 1908; d.?) scion of the Pelly Baronets (cr 1840). She was Catherine Lorraine, daughter of Edwyn Conran, of Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, and married in 1938. She leaves issue, Anne, Gill, Catherine and Edwyn. The funeral took place at St Mary's, Church, Winchfield, Hants, 13 July 2006...

Source: The Times 5 July 2006

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Baroness Lloyd of Highbury, DBE (1928-2006)

Professor The Baroness Lloyd of Highbury, DBE (1990), Nuffield Professor of Child Health, British Postgraduate Medical Federation, London University, 1985-92; created a life peeress in 1996, died at Chilton House, 28 June, 2006. She was 78....

Source: The Times 5 July 2006

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Benedict George Mountifort Ponsonby

Jamilie Emett Ponsonby, (nee Searle), wife of the Hon Matthew Douglas Longfield Ponsonby, younger son of the 11th Earl of Bessborough, gave birth to a son, Benedict, George Mountifort, at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London, 5 July, 2006, a brother for Douglas, Matilda and Edmund.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 Jul 2006
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9th Earl of Ilchester (1920-2006)

The Earl of Ilchester, died at Tunbridge Wells, 2 July, 2006. He was aged 86. He was 9th Earl (cr 1756), and Baron Ilchester and Ilchester, Somerset, Baron Strangways of Woodsford Strangways, Dorset (cr 1741), Baron Ilchester and Stavordale of Redlynch, Somerset (1747). Maurice Vivian de Touffreville Fox-Strangways was b. 1 April, 1920, son of the 8th Earl of Ilchester by his wife Laure Georgine Emilie (d. 1970), daughter of Evanghelos Georgios Mazaraki, sometime Treasurer of the Suez Canal Co., and was educated at Kingsbridge School. Career:-> served in the RAF, 1936-76 (Group Captain); CEng, MRAeS, FINucE (Pres 1982-84); Vice Chairman, Biggin Hill Airport Consultative Committee, 1976-95; Director 1982-90, Vice Chairman 1985-86 Nottingham Building Society; Member House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, 1984-89; President, Society of Engineers, 1974 (Hon FSE 1989); President, Biggin Hill Br, 1973-, SE Area, 1978-2003, Royal Air Force Assoc; President Darent River Preservation Soc, 1993-2003; President, Grant Maintained Schools Foundations, 1991-99; Chairman of the Governors of Cannock School, 1978-92; Kent and Downs Regional Newspaper Society, 1994-95; President, 285 Squadron, ATC, 1973-2000, 2427 Squadron, ATC, from 1977; succeeded to the peerages on the death of his father, 4 Oct, 1970 &c. He married in 1941, Diana Mary Elizabeth (President of the WAAF Assoc), eld daughter of George Frederick Simpson, of Cassington, Oxfordshire, by whom he had no issue. The peerages now devolve upon his Lordship's nephew, Robin Maurice Fox-Strangways, b. 2 Sept, 1942. Memorial Service at St Mary's, Westerham, 25 July, 2006

Source: The Times 7 July, 2006

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Commander the 5th Baron Tennyson, DSC, RN (1920-2006)

Commander the 5th Baron Tennyson, DSC, RN, died at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, 3 July, 2006. He was 86.
Mark Aubrey Tennyson was b. 28 March, 1920, a younger son of the 3rd Baron by his wife the Hon Clarissa Tennant (d. 1960), daughter of the 1st Baron Glenconner, and was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
Career:- Royal Navy 1937-60; served in the Second World War, 1939-45 on destroyers in action in the Atlantic & Meditterean (mentioned in despatches in 1945); Production Manager, Rowntree Mackintosh (South Africa) 1960-67; Export Sales Director, Joseph Terry & Sons (UK), 1968-72; Skied for the Royal Navy, 1947-51; Captain, Royal Navy Cresta Run team, 1951-54.
He married in 1964, Deline Celeste Budler, who d. 1995. He leaves no issue, and the peerage (created in 1884) devolves upon his Lorship's cousin, David Harold Alexander Tennyson, b. 4 June 1960, of of Flat 3, 165 Clarence Street, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Source: The Times 6 July 2006
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Commander the 5th Baron Tennyson, DSC, RN (1920-2006)

Commander the 5th Baron Tennyson, DSC, RN, died at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, 3 July, 2006. He was 86.
Mark Aubrey Tennyson was b. 28 March, 1920, a younger son of the 3rd Baron by his wife the Hon Clarissa Tennant (d. 1960), daughter of the 1st Baron Glenconner, and was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
Career:- Royal Navy 1937-60; served in the Second World War, 1939-45 on destroyers in action in the Atlantic & Meditterean (mentioned in despatches in 1945); Production Manager, Rowntree Mackintosh (South Africa) 1960-67; Export Sales Director, Joseph Terry & Sons (UK), 1968-72; Skied for the Royal Navy, 1947-51; Captain, Royal Navy Cresta Run team, 1951-54.
He married in 1964, Deline Celeste Budler, who d. 1995. He leaves no issue, and the peerage (created in 1884) devolves upon his Lorship's cousin, David Harold Alexander Tennyson, b. 4 June 1960, of of Flat 3, 165 Clarence Street, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Source: The Times 6 July 2006
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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Ludovic Patrick Angus Bruce-Gardyne

Alexandra C.F. Bruce-Gardyne (nee Mackenzie), wife of Vere A. Bruce-Gardyne, gave bitth to a son, Ludovic Patrick Angus, 4 July, 2006, a brother for Georgia.Vere is the younger son of Mr & Mrs Patrick Bruce-Gardyne, of that BLG family, of Meonstoke, Hants, and kin of Baron Bruce-Gardyne (life peer) , & Alexandra is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Angus Mackenzie, of Calgary, Canada, and Oslo, Norway.

Source: Daily Telegraph 22 July 2006

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Guy Newman Gilbey (1952-2006)

Guy Newman Gilbey, who died at Melbourne, Australia, 19 July 2006, aged 53, was a scion from the family from which the Gilbey Baronets (cr 1893) descend. He was b. 23 Aug 1952, 2nd son of James Newman Gilbey (b. 1921), by his wife the former Celia Sparrow. He was a first cousin of James Gilbey (b. 1956), renowned as Diana, Princess of Wales's "Squidgy", &c. The Telegraph death notice says he was "Much loved by Siobhan and all his family". I have no details of a marriage, or of his issue, if any.

Source: Daily Telegraph 21 Jul 2006

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Rosemary Helen Arnaud de la Poer Beresford

Rosemary Helen Arnaud de la Poer Beresford, who died 11 July2006, following a fall, aged 95, was the second wife, and widow, of Colonel Gervais de la Poer Beresford, MBE, MC, DSM (1895-1979), scion of the Marquesses of Waterford.
The daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel G.E. Painter, Royal Engineers, she married firstly, a Mr. ------Gange, and secondly, 1957, Col. de la Poer Beresford. She leaves a daughter, Tonia. Funeral Service at 11.15 a.m. on Wednesdy 2nd August at Woodvale Crematorium, Brighton.

Source: Daily Telegraph 21 July 2006
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Isabel Speir

Alix Speir (nee McConnel), wife of Francis J. (Frank) Speir, gave birth to a daughter, Isabel, 11 July, 2006. Frank Speir is a son of Mr Thomas Francis Eyre (Tom) Speir, [b.1941], of Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Richard Hall, of Hales, Shropshire, and Alix is the former Miss E. Alix McConnel, daughter of Captain and Mrs Ian McConnel, of Brailes, Oxfordshire.
The Speir family have been landowners at Middleton Tyas for 300 years. Francis Speir's paternal grandfather married a Baker Baker [landed gentry]; his great-grandfather married a Fletcher of Saltoun [landed gentry]; his gt-gt-grandfather married a daughter of the 2nd Baron Gifford; & his gt-gt-gt-grandfather married a daughter of Sir William Napier, 8th Baronet, of Merchistoun.

Source: Daily Telegraph 21 July 2006
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Fergus Montgomerie

Philippa M.W. Montgomerie, wife since 26 Sept, 1998, of the Hon James Montgomerie, third son of the Earl and Countess of Eglinton & Winton, gave birth to a son, Fergus, 15 July 2006, a brother for Daisy Molly Watson, who was b. 27 April, 2004, and Maddy (b.?). Mrs Montgomerie is the eldest dau of Dr and Mrs N.E. Williams, of Tinwell, Rutland.


Source: Daily Telegraph 21 July 2006


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Hon Juliana Eveline Roberts

The Hon. Juliana Eveline Roberts (nee Curzon), who died 16 July, 2006, was a daughter of the 2nd Viscount Scarsdale (1898-1977), of Kedleston, Derby, by his 1st wife Mildred Carson Dunbar. She was born in 1923; married (i) 1948 (div 1952), George Derek Stanley Smith (who d. 1963); married (ii) 1953 (div 1956), Frederick Nettlefold; (married (iii) 1956 (div 1962), as his 2nd wife, Sir Dudley Herbert Cunliffe-Owen, 2nd Baronet; married 4thly, 1962 (div 1972), John Roberts, scion of the Roberts Baronets (cr 1909); she leaves issue, son Charles Stanley Smith, daughters Venetia (Stanley Smith) Caroline (Windsor), Juliana (Markeson) and Lulu (Roberts). Funeral ceremony on Thursday 20th July at 11.00 am in Carrig Church, Ballycommon, Nenagh followed by burial in Dromineer graveyard.


Source: The Times
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Eve Violet Ernestine Fraser

The Hon. James (Jamie) Murray Fraser (b. 1974), and his wife, the former Katie Geiser, had a daughter, Eve Violet Ernestine, at Homerton Hospital, 7 July, 2006, a sister for Archie (b. ?) and for Maisie Jean Florence, who was b. 20 May, 2004. Jamie Fraser is the only son of the Baron Fraser of Carmyllie (a life peer) and Baroness Fraser of Carmyllie.

Source: The Times
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Wraxall/Feilden marriage

The marriage took place 8 July, 2006, between Eustace Hubert Beilby Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG (b. 3 July, 1929), widower, son of the late 1st Baron Wraxall (1873-1931), by his 2nd wife, the former Hon Ursula Mary Lawley (d. 1979), daughter of the 6th Baron Wenlock, & Mrs Caroline Feilden, widow of Mr P. Feilden.
Lord Wraxall's first wife, the former Evelyn Veronica Scott, died 14 Dec, 2003.

Source: Daily Telegraph 10 July, 2006

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Anne Lady Farrington

Anne Lady Farrington, who died suddenly 25 June 2006, aged 88, was the widow of Sir Henry Francis Colden Farrington, 7th Baronet (b. 1914-d. 11 Mar 2004). She was Anne, eldest daughter of Maj. William Albert Gillam, DSO, Borders Regiment, and married in 1947. She leaves 2 children, (1) Susan Maria (b. 1949), and (2) Sir Henry William Farrington, 8th Baronet (b. 27 Mar 1951).The funeral took place at St Andrew's Church, Wiveliscombe, 3 July, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 28 June 2006 ***

Seherr-Thoss/Sopwith engagement

The engagement was announced 5 July, 2006, between Chris Seherr-Thoss, son of Mr Henry Seherr-Thoss, of Manhattan, New York, and Ms Consuelo Hutton, of Palm Beach, Florida, & Sam Sopwith, daughter of Mr Thomas Edward Brodie (Tommy) Sopwith (b. 15 Nov 1932), of Axford, Hampshire, by his wife the former Gina Melissa Hathorn, and granddaughter paternally of Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith, CBE (who died in 1989 aged 101), by his 2nd wife Phyllis Brodie (who d. 1978).


Source: Daily Telegraph 5 July 2006

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Armitage/Drummond Moray engagement

The engagement was announced 4 July 2006, between Captain Thomas Armitage, The Life Guards, elder son of the late Dr John Armitage and of Mrs Susan Wright, of Birmingham, and Georgina J. Drummond Moray (b. 1979), scion of that BLG family, & descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, youngest daughter of William George Stirling Home Drummond Moray (b. 22 Aug 1940), of Perthshire, and of Mrs (Angela) Jane Baring, of London (b. 1946), scion of the Barons Northbrook (daughter of Lt-Cdr Michael Baring, RN (1921-55)).

Source: Daily Telegraph 4 July, 2006

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Mansel-Pleydell/Murphy engagement

The engagement was announced 14 July, 2006, between Thomas Oliver Clavell Morton Mansel-Pleydell (b. 1969), scion of the Mansel Baronets (cr 1622), son of the late David Gabriel Morton Mansel-Pleydell, DFC (1923-73), by his wife the former Elisabeth Susan Luard (now Mrs William Yates, of Pewsey, Wilts), & Siobhann Anne Murphy, daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Sean Murphy, of Western Australia.

Source: Daily Telegraph 14 July, 2006

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Assheton/Csaky enaggement

The engagement was announced 15 July 2006, between Thomas Assheton (b. 1963), scion of the Barons Clitheroe (cr. 1955), son of the Hon Nicholas Assheton (b. 1934), by his wife Jacqueline Jill, daughter of Marshal of the RAF Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet, GCB, OBE, AFC; & Roxana O. Csáky, daughter of Mr John Csáky and Mrs Iryna Csáky. Thomas Assheton married firstly, 1989, Katharine Peake, scion of the Viscounts Ingleby.

Source: Daily Telegraph 15 July 2006

Fraser/Hambro engagement

The engagement was annnounced 12 July 2006, between Orlando Gregory Fraser (b. 1967), scion of the Lords Lovat, 3rd son of the late Rt Hon Sir Hugh Charles Patrick Joseph Fraser, MBE, MP (1918-84), of Beauly, Inverness-shire, by his wife the former Lady Antonia Pakenham (b. 1932, daughter of the 7th Earl of Longford, KG) (now Lady Antonia Pinter, wife of Harold Pinter, OM, CBE), of Kensington, London, & Clementine Silvia Hambro (b. 1976), scion of that BLG family, daughter of (Alexander) Richard Hambro, by his former wife, the former Hon Charlotte Clementine Soames (b. 1954) (now Countess Peel, 2nd wife of the 3rd Earl Peel), daughter of the Baron Soames, GCMG, GCVO, CH, CBE, PC, (life peer), by his wife the Hon Mary Spencer Churchill (b. 1922) (now Baroness Soames, LG), scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, Prime Minister 1940-45, and 1951-55, by his wife Clementine Ogilvy Hozier (later Baroness Spencer-Churchill, GBE), descended from the Earls of Airlie.


Source: Daily Telegraph 12 July 2006

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Gordon Lennox/Moss engagement

The engagement was announced 11 July 2006, between Captain Simon Charles Gordon Lennox (b. 1978), The Grenadier Guards, scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, elder son of Commander Andrew Charles Gordon Lennox (b. 1948), of Westbourne, by his wife the former Julia Jane Neill Morrison, & Camilla J.W. Moss, daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Moss, of West Amesbury, Wiltshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 July, 2006

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Janson/De Pree engagement

The engagement was announced 10 July 2006, between Benjamin Edward Janson (b. 1979), scion of the Earls of Sutherland (cr circa 1235), son of the Hon Martin Dearman Sutherland Janson (b. 1947), of Uppat House, Brora, Sutherland, by his wife the former Hon Mary Ann Balfour (b. 1949), daughter of the 1st Baron Balfour of Inchrye, by his 2nd wife, Mary Ainslie Profumo, daughter of Baron Albert Profumo, KC; & Rosanna De Pree, daughter of Mr & Mrs John De Pree, of Nairn's Mains, Haddington, East Lothian.
Source: Daily Telegraph 10 July, 2006

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Deedes/Macgregor engagement

The engagement was announced 5 July 2006, between Henry Julius Deedes (b. 1978), younger son of the Hon Jeremy Deedes (b. 1943), of Compton, Berkshire, by his wife the former Anna Rosemary Gray, & Sophie Macgregor, daughter of Mr & Mrs Keith Macgregor, of Castlenau, Barnes. Henry Deedes is a grandson paternally of the Baron Deedes, MC, PC (life baron, 1986), sometime Conservative Government Minister in the administrations of Harold Macmillan and Sir Alec Douglas-Home, and later editor of the Daily Telegraph.

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 July, 2006

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Green/Heathcoat Amory engagement

The engagement was announced 3 July, 2006, between Jason A.H. Green, elder son of Mr Christopher Green, of London, and Mrs Isabel Green, of Upavon, Wiltshire, & Jessica Diana Mary Heathcoat Amory (b. 1979), scion of the Heathcoat Amory Baronets (cr 1874), younger 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).

Isla Davina Margaret Dawson-Damer

Joanne Margaret (Jo) Dawson-Damer (nee Grant), wife since April, 2004, of Capt. the Hon. Edward Lionel Seymour Dawson-Damer, MVO (b. 1967), Equerry to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, 1992-94, gave birth to a daughter, Isla Davina Margaret, 10 July, 2006, at Sydney, Australia, a sister for James Edward Grant, who was b. 10 January, 2005. The Hon. Edward Dawson-Damer is the second son of the 7th Earl of Portarlington and the Countess of Portarlington, & Jo Dawson-Damer is the younger daughter of Professor & Mrs Michael Grant, of Connolly, Western Australia.

Source: Daily Telegraph 12 July 2006

Hubie Mackenzie Smith

Arabella Mackenzie Smith, (nee Hanbury), b. 13 December, 1975, wife of Hugo Mackenzie Smith, gave birth to a son, Hubie, 10 July 2006, a brother for Christopher Hanbury (Archie), who was b. 26 Mar 2002, and for Tallulah-Plum,who was b. 13 October, 2004. Arabella is a daughter of Major Christopher Osgood Philip Hanbury, one-time Equerry to HM The Sultan of Brunei, and of Mrs Hanbury, (the former Bridget Anne Birch), and she is a first cousin of the Earl of Derby. Hugo & Arabella married at Lambourn, Berks, 17 June, 2000.

Source: Daily Telegraph 14 July 2006

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Lady Hester Imelda Florence Feilding

The Countess of Denbigh & Desmond, wife since 1996 of the 12th Earl of Denbigh and (11th) of Desmond (b. 4 Nov, 1970), gave birth to a daughter, Lady Hester Imelda Florence, 5 July, 2006, a sister for Peregrine Rudolph Henry Feilding, styled Viscount Feilding, who was b. 19 February, 2005. The Countess is the former Suzanne Jane Allen, daughter of Gregory R. Allen.
Source: Daily Telegraph, 18 July 2006
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Hon Alexander David Somerled McDonnell

Aurora McDonnell, styled Viscountess Dunluce, wife of Randal Alexander St John McDonnell, styled Viscount Dunluce (b. 2 July, 1967), gave birth to a son, the Hon. Alexander David Somerled McDonnell, 30 June, 2006. Viscount Dunluce is the only son of the 9th Earl of Antrim (b. 1935), of Greywell, Hampshire, by his first wife, the former Sarah Elizabeth Anne Harmsworth (now Mrs Oliver Gates, of Manningford Abbotts, Wiltshire), Viscountess Dunluce is the only daughter of Mr David Gunn, of Aldsworth, Gloucestershire, and Mrs Dale Gunn, of Castel Rigone, Italy.

Source: Daily Telegraph 4 July 2006

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Persephone Yannick Waldemar Brown

The Hon. Catherine Waldemar Brown (nee Gully) wife of Harry H.P. Waldemar Brown, gave birth to a daughter, Persephone Yannick, 19 June, 2006, a sister for Honor Sophie Theresa, who was b. 22 June, 2004. Harry is the younger son of Commander & Mrs Nicholas Waldemar Brown, of London. Mrs Waldemar Brown is the former Hon. Catherine Mary Albinia Gully (b. 1971), only daughter of the 4th Viscount Selby (1942-97), of Shuna Castle, Island of Shuna, Argyll, and Viscountess Gully, of Ardfern, Argyll.

Source: Daily Telegraph 7 July 2006

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Isla Janet Sarah Fox-Pitt

Joanna Margaret Fox-Pitt (b. 1968), nee Spicer, wife of David William Fox-Pitt, gave birth to a daughter, Isla Janet Sarah, 9 June 2006, a sister for Sacha Patricia Bethune, who was b. 23 September, 2004. David is the only son of Capt. and Mrs Mervyn Fox-Pitt, of Fife, and Joanna is the second daughter of Mr David and the Hon Mrs Bethune Spicer, and a granddaughter of the 1st Viscount Watkinson, CH, PC.

Source: Daily Telegraph 7 July 2006

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Smyly/Reid marriage

The marriage took place, 8 July, 2006, at the Church of Our Lady and St Andrew, Galashiels, between Richard (Dick) Smyly (b. 1972), son of Robert Dennis Smyly (b. 1945), of Sunderland Hall, Galashiels, descended from the Barons Buckland, by his wife the former (Charmian) Miranda Muir Mackenzie (b. 1948), scion of the Muir Mackenzie Baronets, & Henrietta E.L. Reid, second daughter of Mr & Mrs David Reid, of Portmore, Peebles.
Richard Smyly's paternal grandfather Colonel Dennis Douglas Pilkington Smyly, DSO, JP, DL, married in 1939, thre Hon Dororthy Margaret Berry (b. 1914), one of the 5 daughters of the 1st (and last) Baron Buckland (b. 1877, d. 23 May 1928).

Source: Daily Telegraph 10 July, 2006

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Ponsonby/Gordon Lennox marriage

The marriage took place 7 July, 2006, at St Margaret's Church, Little Faringdon, between the Hon. (Ashley) George Ponsonby (b. 1959), scion of the Barons De Mauley, second son of the late Hon Thomas Maurice Ponsonby, TD, by his wife the former Maxine Henrietta Thelluson, & Mrs Camilla Douglas (Millie) Gordon Lennox, former wife of Angus Charles Gordon Lennox, scion of the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon, and daughter of Alan Douglas Pilkington, descended from the Barons Faringdon.

Source:Daily Telegraph 13 July, 2006

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Stair/Stonor marriage

The marriage took place 17 June 2006, at the Chapel of The Holy Trinity, Stonor, Oxfordshire, between John David James (Jamie) Dalrymple, 14th Earl of Stair (b. 4 September, 1961), eldest son of the 13th Earl of Stair, KCVO, MBE (1906-96), by his wife the former Davina Katharine Bowes Lyon (b. 1930); & the Hon. Emily Mary Julia Stonor (b. 1969), daughter of the 7th Baron Camoys, GCVO, PC (b. 16 April, 1940), Lord Chamberlain nof HM Royal Household and Chancellor of the Royal Victorian Order 1998-2000, by his wife the former Elisabeth Mary Hyde Parker (b. 1939).
The Earl of Stair is a great-nephew of the late Queen Elizabeth, Consort of George VI. His maternal grandfather, the Hon Sir David Bowes Lyon, KCVO, was Her Majesty's younger brother.
Source: Daily Telegraph 13 July 2006

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Lady Evans

Lady Evans, who died 3 July, 2006, aged 85, at Rottingdean, was the wife of Sir (Sidney) Harold Evans, CMG, OBE, 1st (and last) Baronet, who was created a Baronet in 1963, and who died in 1983. She was Elizabeth, daughter of William Jaffray, of Aberdeen, and married Sir Harold in 1945. One daughter, Annabel Frances, b. 1956.

Source: Daily Telegraph 6 July, 2006

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Pamela Margaret Cooper

Pamela Margaret Cooper, who died 13 July, 2006, at Amesbury Abbey, aged 95, was a extra Woman of the Bedchamber to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) 1948-51. She was b. circa 1911, 2nd daughter lof the Rev. Arthur Henry Fletcher, MA, of Cadogan Gardens, London SW3; married (i) 5 Jan 1939, Maj. the Hon. Alexander Hardinge Patrick Hore Ruthven, The Rifle Brigade (1913-42); she was raised to the rank of the widow of the eldest son of an earl as Viscountess Ruthven of Canberra, so long as she remained a widow, June 1945 (following the bestowal of the Earldom of Gowrie on her father-in-law); married (ii) 1952, Maj. Derek Cooper, late the Life Guards. She was mother of the 3rd Earl of Gowrie, PC, b. 29 Nov, 1939, sometime a Conservative Government Minister, and the Hon Malise Walter Maitland Knox Hore Ruthven, b. 1942.

Source: Daily Telegraph 17 July, 2006

Sir Carol Mather, Knt, MC

Lieutenant Colonel Sir (David) Carol MacDonell Mather, Knt (1987), MC (1944), b. 3 Jan, 1919, son of Loris Emerson Mather, CBE; married 1951, the Hon. Philippa Selina Bewicke-Copley, only daughter of the 5th Baron Cromwell, DSO; was Conservative MP for Esher, 1970-87; Opposition Whip, 1975-79; a Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, 1979-81; Vice-Chamberlain, HM Household, 1981-83; Comptroller of HM Household, 1983-86; died at his home, 3 July, 2006. The funeral service took place at St Nicholas Church, Lower Oddington, 13 July 2006

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 July, 2006

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Sir David John Hughes-Morgan, CB, CBE, 3rd Baronet

His Honour Major General Sir David John Hughes-Morgan, CB, CBE, 3rd Baronet, died 15 July, 2006. He was b. 11 Oct, 1925, son of Sir John Vernon Hughes-Morgan, 2nd Baronet (1900-69), by his wife Lucie Margaret Jones-Parry (d. 1987), of that BLG family; was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; career:- Major-General, Army Legal Corps; sometime a Circuit Judge on the South-Eastern Circuit; MBE (Mil) 1959; CBE (Mil) 1973; CB (Mil) 1983; succeeded to the baronetcy on the demise of his father, 1969; married 1959, Isabel Jean Blacklock Gellatly Milne Lindsay (d. 1994), daughter of John Milne Lindsay, of Annan, Dumfriesshire, by whom he had 3 sons. The baronetcy (cr. 1925) now passes to his eldest son, Ian Parry David Hughes-Morgan, b. 22 Feb, 1960.

Source: Daily Telegraph 18 July 2006

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Polly Joanna Jean Bigham

The Mistress of Nairne, wife of the Hon Edward (Ned) John Hallam Bigham, Master of Nairne (b. 1966), son and heir of the 4th Viscount Mersey (also Lord Nairne in the peerage of Scotland), gave birth to a daughter, Polly Joanna Jean, 3 July, 2006, a sister for Flora Diana Joan, who was b. 17 May, 2003. Flora's parents married, 8 December, 2001, at St Cuthbert's Kirk, Dalmeny, West Lothian, Scotland. Clare Bigham was the former Clare Schaw Miller, daughter of the late Mr Robert Schaw Miller and Mrs Schaw Miller, of Newgardens, Dalmeny.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 July 2006.

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11th Viscount Cobham, DL (1943-2006)

The Viscount Cobham, of Hagley Hall, Worcestershire, died in Spain, 13 July, 2006. He was aged 63.
http://www.expressandstar.com/articles/news/es/article_91775.php
John William Leonard Lyttelton, was 11th Viscount (cr 1718) and also Baron Cobham (cr 1718); Baron Lyttelton, Baron of Frankley (1756, renewed 1794), Baron Westcote (Ireland 1776).
He was born 5 June 1943, the eldest son of the 10th Viscount Cobham, KG, PC, GCMG, GCVO, TD, sometime Lord Steward of the Household, by his wife Elizabeth Alison (d. 1986), daughter of J.R. Makeig-Jones, CBE, and was educated at Eton and Christ's College, New Zealand; Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Career: landowner, Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands from 2000. He succeeded to the peerages on the death of his father in 1977.
He was twice married, (i) in 1974 (divorced 1995) to Penelope Anne, daughter of Mr Roy Cooper by his wife Dorothy Henshall (now Mrs John Turner). His first wife is now the partner of the Rt Hon David John Mellor, PC, QC (b. 12 Mar 1949) former Conservative Cabinet Minister, broadcaster and journalist; married (ii) 1997, the yachtswoman, Dr Lisa Clayton, the first British woman to sail single handed non-stop round the world. He leaves nonissue from either marriage, and the peerages now devolve upon his Lordship's next brother, the Hon. Christopher Charles Lyttelton, b. 23 Oct, 1947, who married in 1973, Tessa Mary, daughter of Colonel A.G.J. Readman, DSO, by whom he has one son and one daughter.

Source: Daily Telegraph 15 July, 2006
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Monday, July 03, 2006

Lara Constance Elizabeth Osborn

Lady Osborn, wife of Sir Richard Henry Danvers Osborn, 9th Baronet (b. 12 Aug 1958), gave birth to a daughter, Lara Constance Elizabeth, 20 June, 2006, at St Thomas's Hospital, London.

Source: Daily Telegraph 3 July 2006

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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Dru Drury/Kempner engagement

The engagement was announced in June/July 2006 between Joseph Walter Richard Minto Dru Drury (b. 1977), son of Mr Martin Dru Drury, of Clapham, London, by his wife the former Elizabeth Caroline Bridgeman (b. 1944), scion of the Viscounts Bridgeman (created 1929) and descended from the Earls of Bradford, & Joanna L. Kempner, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Kempner, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Source: The Times


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Dru Drury/Kempner engagement

The engagement was announced in June/July 2006 between Joseph Walter Richard Minto Dru Drury (b. 1977), son of Mr Martin Dru Drury, of Clapham, London, by his wife the former Elizabeth Caroline Bridgeman (b. 1944), scion of the Viscounts Bridgeman (created 1929) and descended from the Earls of Bradford, & Joanna L. Kempner, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Kempner, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Source: The Times


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