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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stileman/Ferguson wedding

_.The marriage took place 28 August, 2010, at Dummer, Hampshire, between Nicholas Stileman and Alice Victoria Ferguson (b 1980), daughter of the late Brig Ronald Ivor Ferguson (1931-2003), of Dummer Down House, Hants, by his 2nd wife, the former Susan Rosemary Deptford  (b 1946).

The bride is a half-sister of Sarah Duchess of York.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Samantha Cameron delivered of a daughter

Samantha Gwendoline Cameron (b 1971, nee Sheffield), scion of the Sheffield Baronets, and wife of the Rt Hon David Cameron, PC, MP (b 1966), Prime Minister & 1st Lord of the Treasury, &c, gave birth to a fourth child and second daughter, Florence Rose Endellion, 24 Aug 2010, in Cornwall, a sister for Nancy and for Arthur and the late Ivan (2002-2009).

The infant descends from King William IV on her paternal side and from Charles II on her maternal side.

Mrs Cameron is the eldest daughter of Sir Reginald Adrian Berkeley Sheffield, 8th Baronet, and his first wife Annabel (now Viscountess Astor).

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Son for Earl of Halifax's son and heir

__Georgia E. Wood, styled Baroness Irwin, wife of James Charles Wood, styled Baron Irwin (b. 24 Aug 1977), gave birth to a son and heir, Rex Patrick, 12 Aug 2010.

Lady Irwin is the only daughter of Mr Patrick Robert James Clarkson. QC (b. 1 Aug 1949), of Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, a Recorder since 1996, by his wife the former Bridget Cecilia Doyne, and granddaughter paternally of Commander Robert Anthony Clarkson, LVO, RN, and Lord Irwin, a godson of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, is the only son of the 3rd Earl of Halifax (b. 14 Mar, 1944), of Garrowby, York, and the Countess of Halifax.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Marquess Townshend's heir to wed

__The engagement was announced 19 Aug 2010 between Thomas Charles Townshend, styled Viscount Raynham (b 2 Nov 1977), son and heir of the 8th Marquess Townshend (b 26 Sep 1945) by his late wife, the former Hermione Ponsnby (see Bessborough E), & Octavia Legge, dau of Mr & Mrs Christopher Legge.


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Death of Lady Anne Tree, aunt of the Duke of Devonshire

From the Telegraph of 10 August 2010:

TREE
Lady Anne Evelyn Beatrice died 9th August aged 82, at home. Funeral to
be held St. Mary's Church, Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, 3 p.m. on
Thursday 12th August. All friends welcome. No flowers. Donations to
Marie Curie Cancer Care to Merefield & Henstridge, Melbury Abbas,
Shaftesbury, SP7 0BU. 01747 853532.


She was the dau of the 10th Duke of Devonshire (1895-1950) and the
Lady Mary Alice GASCOYNE-CECIL (-1988, (Mistress Robes to The Queen
1953–66) dau of 4th Marquess of SALISBURY. She m 1949 Michael Lambert
TREE (1921-99), of that gentry family formerly of Dytchley Park. They
adopted two daus: Isabella Elizabeth Nancy (b 1964) m 1993 Sir Charles
Raymond BURRELL 10th Bt (b 1962, son of Sir (John) Raymond BURRELL 9th
Bt (1934-2008) and Rowena Frances dau of Michael H PEARCE of
Brackenhills, Inyanga, Rhodesia) and has a son (the ha Edward Lambert
b 1996) and a dau; Esther Anne Mary (b 1966) m 1992 James Michael
Beale CAYZER-COLVIN (b 1965, grandson of the LP Baron CAYZER
(1910-99)) and has issue.


She was sister of the 10th Duke of Devonshire and aunt of the present,
12th Duke.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Son for Viscount & Viscountess Grimston

__Rosanagh Viola Alexandra Grimston, styled Viscountess Grimston (nee Innes-Ker b 1979), wife of James Walter Grimston, styled Viscount Grimston (b 6 Jan 1978), gave birth to a son and heir, John Innes Archie, 10 Aug 2010.

The viscountess is a dau of the 10th Duke of Roxburghe (b 18 Nov 1954), by his former wife Lady Jane
Meriel Dawnay, née Grosvenor (b 1953), dau of the 5th Duke of Westminster, and Visc Grimston is son and heir of the 7th Earl of Verulam (b 21 Apr 1951), by his wife the former Dione Angela Smith, scion of the Smith LG family (and kin of HM Queen Elizabeth II. &c.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Marquess Townshend's heir to wed

__The engagement was announced 19 Aug 2010 between Thomas Charles Townshend, styled Viscount Raynham (b 2 Nov 1977), son and heir of the 8th Marquess Townshend (b 26 Sep 1945) by his late wife, the former Hermione Ponsnby (see Bessborough E), & Olivia Legge, dau of Mr & Mrs Christopher Legge.

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