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Monday, December 21, 2009

Oskar Horatio St John Parker

Louise St John Parker (nee Baroness Louise von Blixen-Finecke), wife of Sebastian St John Parker, gave birth to a son, Oskar Horatio,, 8 Dec 2009, in Sweden, a brother for Fredrik Leopold. Sebastian is the elder son of Mr & Mrs Michael St John Parker, of Bampton, Oxfordshire, & Louise is a daughter of Baron Gustaf von Blixen-Finecke, of Stockholm, Sweden, & Mrs Eilert Gabrielson, of Flen, Sweden.

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Sophie Rosanna Lort-Phillips

Hannah R. Lort-Phillips (nee Bulmer), wife of Captain Harry P.F. Lort-Phillips, 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's), scion of the Lort-Phillips family of Lawrenny, gave birth to a daughter, Sophie Rosanna, 15 December, 2009. Harry is descended from the Barons Grenfell, & is son of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs Patrick Lort-Phillips, of Palm House, Market Lavington, Wiltshire. Hannah is a daughter of Mr and Mrs David Bulmer, of Brilley Court, Herefordshire.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Daughter for Lord and Lady Gretton

_.The Baroness Gretton (née Sarah Attard), wife of the Baron Gretton, gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Eloise Victoria Anne, 9 Dec, 2009, a sister for John Ffrederick Bruce (Johnny).

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Viscount Hereford engaged to Louisa Knight

_. The engagement was announced 17 Dec 2009 between (Charles) Robert de Bohun (Robin) Devereux, 19th Viscount Hereford (b 11 Aug 1975) (Premier Viscount in the Peerage of England cr 1550), eldest son of the late 18th Viscount Hereford (d 25 Feb 2004) and of Susan, Viscountess Hereford, of Ascott, Warwickshire, and Louisa J. Knight, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs William Knight, of Holland Park, London.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Charlotte Rose Steuart Fothringham

_. Elizabeth A. Steuart Fothringham (née Waller), wife of Lionel S. Steuart Fothringham, scion of that LG family, gave birth to a daughter, Charlotte Rose, 6 December, 2009. Lionel is the younger son of Robert Steuart Fothringham of Pourie, of that LG family of Grantully, Perthshire, and Elizabeth is a daughter of Mr and
Mrs David Waller, of Badingham, Suffolk.

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Viscount Glenapp, heir to the Earl of Inchcape, to wed Rebecca Jackson

_.The engagement was announced 16 December, 2009, between Fergus James Keith Mackay, styled Viscount Glenapp (b 9 Jul 1979) son and heir of the 4th Earl of Inchcape (b 1943), and Countess of Inchcape, of Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire, and Rebecca M. Jackson, daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Jackson, of Cottisford, Northamptonshire.

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Lord Andrew Hay weds Claire Rutland

_, The marriage took place at Salisbury 8 December 2009, between Lord
Andrew Arthur George Hay (b 1959), scion of the Marquesses of
Tweeddale, yr son of the 12th Marquess (1921-79), & half-brother of
the 13th & 14th Marquesses, and Mrs S.C. (Claire) Rutland. A service
of blessing was held 11 Dec 2009 at Ulva Church, Isle of Mull,
Argyllshire.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Death of Rear-Admiral Sam Salt, who commanded HMS Sheffield in the Falklands War

_.Rear-Admiral James Frederick Thomas George (Sam) Salt, CB, scion of
the Salt Baronets (cr UK 1899, of Standon) who died 3 December 2009,
aged 69, commanded HMS Sheffield - the first British warship to be
sunk by enemy action after the Second World War

James Frederick Thomas George Salt, always known as Sam, was born 19
April 1940, six months before his father Lt-Cdr George Stevenson Salt
(b 1908), was lost in the submarine Triad which sailed from Malta for
war patrol in the Gulf of Taranto and was never heard from again.
Sam's mother was the former Lilian Bridget Francis.
Rear-Adml Salt married in1975, Penelope Walker, daughter of Anthony
Walker. She survives him with their three sons; another son
predeceased him. Sam's sister is Lady Spencer-Nairn, wife of the 3rd
Baronet, &c.


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Death of Rear-Admiral Sam Salt, who commanded HMS Sheffield in the Falklands War

_.Rear-Admiral James Frederick Thomas George (Sam) Salt, CB, scion of
the Salt Baronets (cr UK 1899, of Standon) who died 3 December 2009,
aged 69, commanded HMS Sheffield - the first British warship to be
sunk by enemy action after the Second World War

James Frederick Thomas George Salt, always known as Sam, was born 19
April 1940, six months before his father Lt-Cdr George Stevenson Salt
(b 1908), was lost in the submarine Triad which sailed from Malta for
war patrol in the Gulf of Taranto and was never heard from again.
Sam's mother was the former Lilian Bridget Francis.
Rear-Adml Salt married in1975, Penelope Walker, daughter of Anthony
Walker. She survives him with their three sons; another son
predeceased him. Sam's sister is Lady Spencer-Nairn, wife of the 3rd
Baronet, &c.


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Death of the Hon Alasdair Morrison, yr son of the 1st Viscount Dunrossil

_.The Hon. Alasdair Andrew Orr Morrison, scion of the Viscounts Dunrossil, died 5 December 2009, aged 80.
He was b 1929, a yr son of the 1st Viscount Dunrtossil, GCMG, MC, PC, QC (1893-1961), by his wife the former (Catherine) Allison Swan, CStJ (d 1983); educ at Fettes; High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, 1983; married 1958, Frances Mary, dau of Wilfrid Rippon Snow, of Adelaide, South Australia, and had issue, a son (i) William, b 1960,and 2 daughters, (i) Alexandra (Lexi), b 1962, and Joanna Allison (Phreddie) b 1964; he also leaves grandchildren, Ruairidh, Fergus and Arabella. Memorial Service will be held at the Church of St. Giles, Maisemore, Gloucestershire on Friday, 8th January, 2010.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Rollo Wigan to wed Kathryn Allsopp

_. The engagement was announced 11 December, 2009 between Rollo Wigan, youngest son of Mr Michael Wigan, of Chelsea, London, SW3, and Mrs John Loudon, of Pusey, Oxfordshire, and Kathryn Allsopp, scion of the Barons Hindlip, eldest daughter of the Hon John and Mrs Allsopp, of Wadwick, Hampshire.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Lady Cornwallis, wife of the 3rd Baron, has died

_.The Lady Cornwallis, wife of the 3rd Baron, died 4 December, 2009. As Mrs Stephanie Coleman, widow of Anthony Coleman, she married Lord Cornwallis, OBE, DL (b 29 Jun 1921), as his 2nd wife, 6 Apr 2002. She is survived by her husband and by her children from her 1st marriage, Lisa, Marianna, Katharine and Antonia. The funeral takes place at St Mary's, Goudhurst, 14 Dec.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Death of Mary-Grace, Lady Hutchison, widow of Sir Peter, 2nd Bt

_.Mary-Grace, Lady Hutchison (née Seymour), who died 5 December, 2009,
aged 85, was the widow of Sir Peter Hutchison, 2nd Baronet, and was a
scion of the Culme-Seymour Baronets. She was b 6 Feb 1924, dau of the
Very Rev Algernon Giles Seymour, by his wife the former Ida Grace
Hammick, and married Sir Peter, 16 Jul 1949. He died 16 Jan 1998.
Private funeral. Thanksgiving Service Saturday 6th February 2010, at
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge.

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Maud von Hofmannsthal, granddaughter for the Earl of Snowdon

_.The Lady Frances von Hofmannsthal (née Armstrong-Jones) b 1979, wife of Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal, gave birth to a daughter, Maud Dolores Diamond, 1 December, 2009, a sister for Rex Antony Octavian, who was b 2 May, 2008. Rodolphe is a son of Mr Octavian Charles Hugo von Hofmannsthal (b. 1946), and Mrs von Hofmannsthal, and Lady Frances is the only child 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)


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Monday, December 07, 2009

Hal Burnett Armstrong, grandson of the 5th Earl of Stradbroke, to wed Julia Swords

_.The engagement was announced 7 Dec 2009 between Hal F.A.R. Burnett Armstrong, elder son of the late John Francis Burnett Armstrong, by his wife the former Lady (Christine) Caroline Catherine Rous (b. 1946), now Lady Caroline Cox-Johnson, daughter of the 5th Earl of Stradbroke, & Julia Swords, only daughter of Mrs Julie Swords, of Kentucky, and Mr John J. Swords, of USA.

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Natalie Hicks-Löbbecke wife of Ed Milbank gives birth to son, Harry

Natalie A. Milbank (Hicks-Löbbecke), wife of Edward Mark Somerset Milbank (b 9 Apr 1973), gave birth to a son, Harry Frederick Somerset, 29 November, 2009.

Edward is the son & heir of Sir Anthony Frederick Milbank, 5th Baronet, of Barningham Park, Richmond, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Belinda Beatrice Gore, scion of the Gore Baronets, & Natalie is the younger daughter of Major and Mrs Martin Hicks- Löbbecke, of Warminster, Wiltshire.

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Friday, December 04, 2009

Samuel Smith-Bosanquet to marry Rothschild descendant,Lara Agius

_.The engagement was announced 3 Dec 2009 between Samuel George D.C. Smith-Bosanquet (b 1980), scion of that LG family, younger son of George Andrew James Smith-Bosanquet (b 3 Oct 1934), head of the LG family of Smith-Bosanquet, of Broxbornbury, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, by his (2nd?) wife the former Wendy N. Clark, & Lara Sophie Elizabeth Agius (b 1980), descended from the Barons Rothscild (Cr UK 1885), younger daughter of Marcus Ambrose Paul Agius, of London and Exbury, by his wife the former Katherine Juliet de Rothschild (b 1949), dau of Edmund Leopold de Rothschild (b 1916), a grandson of Leopold de Rothschild, CVO, whose brother was cr a Baronet in 1847.

My ancient BLG shows George Smith-Bosanquet's marriage, 26 Jul 1958, to Angela Margery, only child of late J.E.H. Moore. Daughter, Emma Louise, was b 25 Mar 1961. Records show that Mr Smith-Bosanquet wed Wendy Clark at Chelsea, in the Spring of 1971. A son, Jacob George S. Smith-Bosanquet, was b at Bury St Edmunds in 1979.

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Death at 101 of Lady Hilaria Gibbs, sometime chatelaine of Cotehele

_.The Lady Hilaria Agnes Gibbs, who died 19 November, 2009, aged 101, was a scion of the Earls of Mount Edgecumbe, dau of the 6th Earl (1873-1965), by his wife, the former Lilian Agnes Arkwright (d 1964).

She was b 16 January, 1908; married 1933, Lt.Col. Denis Lucius Alban Gibbs, DSO* (1905-1984), scion of the Barons Aldenham, son of the Rev. Reginald Gibbs (1867-1940), by his wife the former Lucia McCausland. She is survived by 3 daughters (a daughter predeceased her).

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Lord Hawke, 11th Baron, dies aged 59

_.The Lord Hawke, 11th Baron, died 2 December, 2009, after a short
illness. He was 59.

Edward George Hawke was b 25 Jan 1950, son of the 10th Baron Hawke
(1904-92), by his 2nd wife the former Georgette Mary Davidson;
succeeded to the peerage (Cr GB, 1776) on his father's demise, 19 Aug
1992. Married 4 Sep 1993, Bronwen Mae James, dau. of William T James,
and is survived by her and by a son, and heir, the Hon William Martin
Theodore Hawke (b. 23 Jun 1995), and a daughter, the Hon Alice Julia
Hawke (b. 8 Feb 1999).


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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Noël Margaret Jephson Purdon Coote 1908-2009

_.Noël Margaret Jephson Purdon Coote, who has died, in her 101st year,
was a scion of the Stracey Baronets (cr UK 1818), & was wife of the
late Charles Purdon Coote (1875-1954), of Mallow, Co Cork, scion of
the Coote Baronets (cr Ireland 1621), devoted mother, grandmother,
great grandmother. She was b 1908, dau of Lt-Col Ernest Henry Denne
Stracey (1871-1948), by his wife the former Faith Dorothy Beatrice
Mounteney Popham (d 1965); & married Mr Purdon Coote in 1933. She
leaves issue, inc dau, Nicola Harriette, wife since 1959 of the 22nd
Baron Clinton. The Funeral Service at Chelsea Old Church, London on
Wednesday 2nd December. Service and burial will follow in Ireland on
Friday 4th December at St James' Church, Mallow, Co Cork.

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Death of Lady Trevelyan, widow of Lord Trevelyan, KG

_The Baroness Trevelyan, who died 24 November, 2009, aged 96, was the widow of the Baron Trevelyan, KG, GCMG, CIE, OBE (1905-85). She was b circa 1913 as Violet Margaret (Peggie) Bartholemew, only dau of General Sir William Henry Bartholemew, GCB, CMG, DSO (1877-1962) by his wife the former Violet Alice Penton; and married the then Humphrey Trevelyan, scion of the Trevelyan Baronets (cr 1662), in 1937. Her husband, created a life peer in 1968 and a Knight of the Garter in 1974, died in 1985. She leaves a dau, the Hon Catherine Mary (Kate), and grandchildren, Allan Busse, Jan Busse, and Nicola Busse.
Funeral 14 December 2009, at Christ Church, Victoria Road, W8.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Maximilian Lancelot Hubert March Phillipps de Lisle

_.Caroline L.G. March Phillipps de Lisle (née Budge), wife of Thomas R.H. March Phillipps de Lisle, scion of that LG family, gave birth to a son, Maximilian Lancelot Hubert, 8 November, 2009.

Thomas is a son of Lieut-Col and Mrs Hubert March Phillipps de Lisle, of La Roche Posay, France, & Caroline is the eld dau of Maj and Mrs David Budge, of Hindon, Wilts.


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Clementine Macmillan-Scott, scion of the Nicolson of Sissinghurst family, is engaged to David O'Rorke

_- The engagement was announced 1st December, 2009, between David O'Rorke, younger son of Mr and Mrs Tim O'Rorke, of Privett, Hampshire, and Clementine Macmillan-Scott (b 1981), eldest daughter of Mr James Macmillan-Scott, of Gormellon, Spain, by his former wife the Hon Juliet Nicolson (b 9 Jun 1954), now of Alfriston, East Sussex, scion of the Barons Carnock, dau of the late Nigel Nicolson (1917-2004), by
his wife the former Philippa Tennyson-D'Eyncourt, scion of that Baronetcy family.

The bride-to-be is a niece of Lord Carnock.


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Kim Smith-Bingham engaged to Charlotte Reather

_. The engagement was announced 1st Dec 2009 between Kim W. Smith-Bingham (b 1957), scion of that LG family, son of Mrs Gillian Devas (nee Hewett), of Hunton, Kent, and of the late Charles Smith-Bingham, and Charlotte Victoria Reather (b 1979), daughter of Ralph and Alexandra Reather, of Cott Abbey, Gloucestershire.

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Death of Katherine Percy, 54, scion of the Dukes of Northumberland

Katherine Susan Percy, who died in Los Angeles, California, 27 Nov, 2009, aged 54, was a scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, b at Johannesburg, 18 Nov 1955, elder daughter of Gerald Percy (1928-2005), by his wife the former Jennifer Home-Rigg (later wife of the 6th Marquess of Bute 1933-93). Katherine married 22 Jan 1982 (div 1986), financier John Bentley, son of John Ransome Bentley.

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Death of Rhona Macdonald of Rammerscales

_. Rhona Mary Adair Bell Macdonald of Rammerscales, who died 28 Nov 2009, at Lochmaben Hospital, was mother of the clan chieftain The Macdonald of Rammersacles, widow of Alan Bell Macdonald of Rammersacles.

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Death of Lady Maureen Fellowes, daughter of the 4th Earl of Gainsborough

_. The Lady Maureen Josephine Thérèse Fellowes (née Noel), who died 25 Nov, 2009, at the age of 92, was a scion of the Earls of Gainsborough; b Lady Maureen Noel, 7 March 1917, dau of the 4th Earl of Gainsborough, by his wife the former Alice Mary Eyre; she married (i) 19 Feb 1944, 15th Baron Dormer (1903-75), by whom she had 2 daughters, the Hon Jane and the Hon Catherine Dormer; married (ii) 22 Jul 1982,
Peregrine Edward Launcelot Fellowes, who died 15 Feb 1999; she is surv by her daughters and grandchildren, Emma, James and Raphael, & great- grandchildren Charlie, Elisa, Lara and Arthur. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday 7th December at St Catharine's Church, Chipping Campden, Glos.

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Hector Granville Lindsay

_.The Lady Amy Jane Lindsay (nee Gordon, b 1975), scion of the Marquesses of Huntly, and wife of Andrew J.R. Lindsay, gave birth to a son, Hector Granville, 17 November, 2009.

Andrew Lindsay is the son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs Stephen Lindsay, & Lady Amy is the elder daughter of the 13th Marquis of Huntly (b. 1944), of Aboyne Castle, Aberdeenshire, by his 1st wife, Jane Elizabeth Angela Gibb (descended from the Viscounts Cowdray).


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