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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chenery / Brooks engagement

_The engagement was announced 31 Jan 2012 between Capt Max P. Chenery, son of Mr & Mrs Paul Chenery, of Brooke, Rutland, & the Hon Katharine Brooks (b 1978), 4th daughter of the 5th Baron Crawshaw (b 1934), of Whatton, Leicestershire, by his wife the former Belinda Mary Burgess.

Cleo Lilias Crofton-Atkins


_Katherine Crofton-Atkins (nee Inglefield), wife of Charles Crofton-Atkins, 
scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Cleo Lilias,
in Hong Kong, 27 January, 2012.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Hon David Peter Brougham (1940-2012)

_The Hon David Peter Brougham, who died 23 January, 2012, aged 71, was a younger son of the 4th Baron Brougham & Vaux (1909-1967), by his 2nd wife the former Jean Follett (d 1992). Mr Brougham was twice wed and leaves a widow, Caroline (nee Tomkin, descended from the Bunbury Baronets), and leaves a son from each of his marriages, Henry & Oliver.

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Robert Hugh Lindley (Robin) Egerton (1931-2012)

Robert Hugh Lindley Egerton, scion of the Egerton landed family of Mountfield Court, formerly of Tatton Park, died 19 January, 2012. He was 80. Robin Egerton was born 26 Sept, 1931, son of Maj Guy William Egerton (1892-1965) by his wife the former Emma Marie Lindley; married 1964, Claire Prideaux-Brune (b 1937), scion of that landed family, dau of Lancelot Grant Prideaux-Brune, by his wife the former Constance Tetley, by whom he had issue, Joanna, Guy, David & Alexander.

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Sir Rupert Charles Gerald Shuckburgh, 13th Baronet (1949-2012)

_Sir Rupert Shuckburgh, 13th Baronet, died 24 January, 2012. He was 62. Rupert Charles Gerald Shuckburgh was born 12 Feb, 1949, and succeeded his father, Maj Sir Charles Shuckburgh, 12th Bart, in 1988. The English Baronetcy was awarded in 1660, by Charles II, to Sir Rupert's ancestor, a loyal supporter of King Charles I. The 13th Baronet was twice married, and is succeeded by the elder son from his first marriage, James Rupert Charles, born 4 January, 1978.

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Death of Araminta, Baroness Aldington, aged 91

_Araminta, Baroness Aldington, who died 26 January, 2012, aged 91, was the widow of Toby Austin Richard William Low, 1st Baron Aldington (1914-2000). 

She was the former Felicité Ann Araminta MacMichael, daughter of Sir Harold MacMichael, GCMG, and married Toby Low in 1947. They had three children. Her husband was awarded a hereditary peerage in 1962, followed by a life peerage in 1999. He died 7 Dec, 2000. 

Lady Aldington's son, Charles, is 2nd Baron. 

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Death of Lord Somerleyton, GCVO, former Master of the Horse

The 3rd Baron Somerleyton, GCVO, a former senior member of the Royal Household, who served as Master of the Horse, died 24 January, 2012. He was 83. Lord Somerleyton was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting to the Queen in 1979, and from 1991 to 1999 was Master of the Horse. He was appointed GCVO in 1998.

He was born Savile William Francis Crossley, 17 Sept, 1928, son of the 2nd Baron by his wife the former Bridget Hoare; and succeeded to the peerage (Baron UK, 1916) on his father's death, 15 July, 1959.

He married in 1963, Belinda Maris Loyd, dau of Capt Vivian Loyd, of Ascot, by whom he had a son, and 4 daughters. The son, Hugh Francis Savile Crossley, born 27 Sept, 1971, inherits the peerage.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Angela Mary Culme-Seymour (1912-2012)

_Angela Mary Culme-Seymour, who died 22 January, 2012, aged 99, was the former wife of Sir Winston Churchill's nephew, John George Spencer Churchill, and a scion of the Culme-Seymour Baronets (cr UK 1809). She was born 3 Aug 1912, the daughter of Capt George Culme-Seymour (1878-1915), by his wife the former Janet Beatrix Orr Ewing, scion of that family of Baronets; she married 1stly 1934 (div 1938) John George Spencer Churchill (d 1992), scion of the Dukes of Marlborough; married 2ndly, 1938 (div 1942) the 3rd Baron Kinross; married 3rdly, 1948, Comte  René Guillet de Chatellus; married 4thly, Ali Bulent Rauf. She leaves issue. a dau, Sarah (Sally) from her 1st marriage, and sons, Mark & Johnnie. 

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Isla Clementine Gladstone


Evelyn L. Gladstone (nee Milligan), wife of John B. Gladstone, scion of the Gladstone of Capenoch landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Isla Clementine, 19 January, 2012. John is a son of Mr and Mrs Robert Gladstone, of Capenoch, Dumfriesshire, and Evelyn is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Iain Milligan, of Dunesslin, Dumfriesshire.



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Nicholas Ranald Innes of Edingight

_.Jekaterina Innes of Edingight, wife of John Berowald Innes, younger of Edingight (b. 1965), gave birth to a son, Nicholas Ranald, in Tallinn, 6 January, 2012, a brother for Anna-Nicole, and Alexander, who was b at Tallinn, 22July, 2006. John Innes is a scion of the Innes Baronets (cr. 1628), and is the eldest son of Sir Malcolm Rognvald Innes of Edingight, , KCVO, FSA (b. 1938), sometime Lord Lyon King of Arms and Secretary to the Order of the Thistle, by his wife the former Anne Hay. 

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James Newman Gilbey (1921-2012)

_.James Newman Gilbey, scion of the Gilbey Baronets (cr 1893), died at his home in Somerset, 18 January, 2012. He was 90. He was b 10 Sept 1921, a son of Capt Francis Newman Gilbey, OBE, by his wife Mary Jump; educ at Ampleforth; married 1949, Celia Sparrow, by whom he had issue.

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Death of Dowager Baroness Hampton

.The Dowager Baroness Hampton, widow of the 6th Baron, died 17 January, 2012. She was Jane Elizabeth Farquharson Arnott, dau. of Dr Thomas Frank Arnott OBE, of Moorlands, Bovey Tracy, co. Devon, and married  Richard Humphrey Russell Pakington in 1958. He succeeded his brother in the family honours in 1962 and died 9 July, 2003. Lady Hampton is survived by a son, John, the 7th Baron, and by two daughters.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tatiana Virginia Marion Slade

Clementine Patience Priscilla Slade (nee Sheffield, b 11 Oct 1976), wife of Dominic Slade, gave birth to a daughter, Tatiana Virginia Marion, in London, 16 January, 2012/ Dominic is a son of Mr and Mrs Roger Haviland Slade, of Devon, and Clementine is a posthumous daughter of the late Mr John Mulgrave Sheffield (d 6 Sept, 1977), by his wife the former Virginia Ann Katherine (Ginny) Mitchell, elder daughter of Anthony Philip Mitchell (1919-2000) by his 1st wife Priscilla Mary Boldero. Ginny Mitchell married John Sheffield in 1974. Mrs Sheffield married 2ndly, William James Conyers (Bill) Scrope (b. 1938 ) third son of Lt Col Adrian Scrope, of that landed family and descended from the Sykes of Sledmere Baronets, &c. -=-

Death of Lady Faulkner, widow of Northern Ireland Prime Minister, Brian Faulkner

Lucy, Lady Faulkner of Downpatrick, widow of the late Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Brian Faulkner, died 20 January, 2012. She was the former Lucy Barbara Ethel Forsythe, daughter of William Forsythe, and married Brian Faulkner in 1951. Her husband was Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, 1971-72, and created a life peer in 199 just a month before his demise, 3 March, 1977, aged 56. She leaves issue. -==-

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Patrick Gordon Laughlan Fraser

_.Suzanne E.L. Fraser ((née Urquhart), wife of Duncan J Fraser, gave birth to a son, Patrick Gordon Laughlan, 9 January, 2012, a brother for Poppy. Duncan is a son of Mrs Gordon Fraser and the late Mr Gordon Fraser, of Edinburgh, and Suzanne is a daughter of the Hon William James Lauchlan Urquhart (b 1944) of Errol, Perthshire, and Mrs Urquhart, and a granddaughter paternally of the late Baron Tayside (life peer, who d 1975) and of Baroness Tayside (d 2007). --==-

Granddaughter for Lord Aylesford

--The Lady Alexandra Rosemary Dewar Durie (nee Finch-Knightley), b 1977, wife of James Dewar Durie, gave birth to a daughter, Isla, in London, 17 January, 2012. James Dewar Durie is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Dewar- Durie, of Finnich Malise, Croftamie, Stirlingshire, and Lady Alexandra is a daughter of the Earl & Countess of Aylesford. ===

Octavia Emma Scott Plummer

_.Poppy Teresa Scott Plummer (b 1978, née Keswick) wife of Charles H. Scott Plummer (b. 18 Aug 1971), scion of the LG family of Scott-Plummer, of Sunderland Hall, Selkirk, gave birth to a daughter, Octavia Emma, 14 January, 2012, a sister for Hector (b 15 Feb 2008), and for Sophia. Charles is the elder son of Mr (Patrick) Joseph (Joe) Scott Plummer (b. 24 Aug 1943), of Mainhouse, Kelso, and his 1st wife the former Elizabeth-Anne Way, now Mrs Robert Stewart, of Hilton of Gask, & Poppy is the elder daughter of Mr Simon Lindley Keswick, of Rockcliffe, Stow on the Wold, descended from the extinct Barons Lindley, by his wife the former Emma Bridget Chetwode (b. 1950), scion of the Barons Chetwode. Poppy Keswick is a granddaughter paternally of Sir William Keswick, and a granddaughter maternally of Maj. George David Chetwode, MBE (b. 1914), who married 1946, Lady Willa Elliot, daughter of the 5th Earl of Minto. -==-

Wragg / Crawley-Boevey engagement

The engagement was announced 21 Jan 2012 between Andrew T. Wragg, son of Dr & MrsTrevor Wragg, of Elford, Staffs, & Sarah Frances Crawley-Boevey (b 1982) scion of the Crawley-Boevey Baronets (cr GB 1784), daughter of David Alexander Crawley-Boevey (b 1948), of Shurlock Row, Berks, by his wife the former Isabelle Frances Lee Eyre. -==-

Friday, January 20, 2012

Clovannis Jane Innes (1942-2012)

_.Clovannis Jane Innes ((née Cathcart), scion of the Earls Cathcart (cr UK 1814) born 1942, dau of Lt-Col Charles Frederick Cathcart (1912-71), by his wife the former Pamela Violet Stirling; married 1961, Maj Colion Berowald Innes, Black Watch (scion of the Innes Baronets cr 1628); died at Pitlochry, 18 January, 2012. She leaves issue. -==-

Hon Barnaby Howard (1925-2011)

_The Hon Barnaby Howard, b 1925, son of the 3rd Baron Strathcona & Mount Royal, died at Jacksonville, Florida, 18 Dec 2011. He was four times wed & his only son by his 1st wife, Alan Stirling (1956-92, unm), predeceased him. -==-

Boyle / Mehta engagement

_.The engagement was announced 20 January 2012 between Harry Courtenay Boyle (b 1979), scion of the Earls of Cork & Orrery (cr Ire, 1620), son of John Richard Boyle (b 1938), by his 2nd wife the former Lena Rahr, and Sonali R. Mehta, daughter of Rajesh and Gita Mehta. -==-

Arnold / Collins engagement

.The engagement was announced 20 Jan 2012, between Mark A.G.E. Arnold, son of Mr and Mrs John Arnold, of The Hague, the Netherlands, and Emma Rachel Paget [b 1986], daughter of Sir Richard Paget, 4th Baronet (b 1957) of Little Bedwyn, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Richenda Rachel Collins (descended from the Barons Hazlerigg), &c. -==-

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Daughter for Harry and Rosie Meade

_Rosie Meade (nee Bradford), wife of Henry Michael (Harry) Meade (b 1983), gave birth to a daughter, Lily Florence, 9 January, 2012. Harry Meade, a friend of Princes William & Harry, is the son of Richard Meade, OBE, sometime Olympic showjumper, of West Littleton, Wilts, by his wife the former Angela Dorothy Farquhar (b 1947), scion of the Farquhar Baronets, & Rosie is the elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard Bradford, of Yanworth, Glos. -==-

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Birth of Nicholas Charles Samuel Montagu

Nancy B. Montagu (nee Wilson), wife of Rupert Anthony Samuel Montagu (b 1965), scion of the Barons Swaythling, gave birth to a son, Nicholas Charles Samuel, 12 January, 2012, a brother for Henry George Samuel, who was b 27 Oct, 2008, and for Alexander Edward Samuel, b 14th July, 2010.Rupert is the elder son of the Hon Anthony Trevor Samuel Montagu (b 1931), of London, by his wife the former Deirdre Senior (descended from the Barons Joicey), & Nancy is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs Donald Wilson, of San Carlos, California. -==-

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Butler/Anketell-Jones engagement

_.The engagement was announced 17 January, 2012, between the Hon Richard Pierce Theobald Butler [b 5 July 1983], son and heir of John Fitzwalter Butler, 19th Baron Dunboyne [b 31 Jul 1951], of Rotherfield, East Sussex, by his wife the former (Diana) Caroline Williams, 2nd dau of Sir Michael Sanigear Williams KCMG, & Anneka Eileen Anketell-Jones [b 1984], dau of Andrew Anketell-Jones, also of Rotherfield, by his wife the former ___Quigley. -==-

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Death of Lady Runcie, widow of former Archbsihop of Canterbury

The Lady Runcie, widow of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Runcie, died 12 January, 2012, aged 79. The well-known classical pianist was born Angela Rosalind [Lindy] Turner in 1932, a dau of J.W. Cecil Turner, and married Robert Runcie in 1957. Her husband, who was Bishop of St Albans, and then Archbishop of Canterbury from 1980 to 1991, died in 2000. She is survived by a son, James, and a daughter, Rebecca. -==-

Friday, January 13, 2012

Gus O'Donnell's peerage [Lord O'Donnell, of Clapham in the London Borough of Wandsworth]

_.Sir Gus O'Donnell, Cabinet Secretary between 2005 and 2011, recently elevated to the peerage [for life] will take his seat in the House of Lords as Lord O'Donnell, of Clapham in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Hon Shaun Albert Frederick Sheridan Plunket [1931-2012]

_.The Hon Shaun Albert Frederick Sheridan Plunket, younger brother and heir presumptive to the 8th Baron Plunket (cr UK, 1827), has died. He was 80. He was a childhood friend of the Queen and Princess Margaret, and a brother of Patrick, 7th Baron, who served as equerry to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II and served as Her Majesty's Deputy Master of the Household for 20 years until his untimely death in 1975.

Mr Plunket is survived by his third wife Andrea, and by a son and daughter of his first marriage. The son, Tyrone, 45, is now heir pres to the barony.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cazenove/Cox engagement

__.The engagement was announced 12 Jan 2012, between Richard J. de L. Cazenove, scion of that landed family, son of Mr & Mrs Bernard Cazenove, of Ellisfield, Hampshire, & Arabella M. Cox, dau of Mr & Mrs Charles Cox, of Gourdie, Perthshire.

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+ Anne Skipwith (née Barren)

_.Anne Skipwith (née Barren), who died 5 January, 2012, was the wife of Peyton Stephen Skipwith (b 1939, scion of the Skipwith Baronets (cr E, 1622). She was the former Anne Barren, dau of Capt. C.E. Barren, of Seasalter, Kent, and married in 1971. She is survived by her husband (a son of the 11th Baronet) and by a son, Grey, and 2 daughters, Selina and Amber.

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Clara Monica Lane Fox-Pitt

__.Fenella Fox-Pitt, (née Charles), wife of Andrew Fox-Pitt, scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Clara Monica Lane, 6 January, 2012, a sister for Arabella, Eliza, and Olivia.

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Death of Oliver Lane Fox-Pitt

_.Oliver W.O.L. Fox-Pitt, scion of that landed family, born 30 Jul 1932, has died. (Daily Telegraph 12 Jan 2012 says "09.01.11"). Husband of Marietta, father of William (equestrian?), Andrew, Laurella and Alicia. The funeral takes place at The Holy Cross, Goodnestone, 26 January,2012.

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Berney/Cid Tamayo engagement

__.The engagement was announced 12 Jan 2012, between William Reedham John Berney [b 29 Jun 1980], elder son and heir of Sir Julian Berney, 11th Baronet (cr E, 1620) [b 26 Sep 1952] by his wife the former Sheena Day, & Mariana Cid Tamayo, only dau of Luis Fernando Cid Buchart and Elsa Tamayo de Cid, of Mexico & Singapore.

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Berney/Cid Tamayo engagement

__.The engagement was announced 12 Jan 2012, between William Reedham John Berney [b 29 Jun 1980], elder son and heir of Sir Julian Berney, 11th Baronet (cr E, 1620) [b 26 Sep 1952] by his wife the former Sheena Day, & Mariana Cid Tamayo, only dau of Luis Fernando Cid Buchart and Elsa Tamayo de Cid, of Mexico & Singapore.

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Orr/Remnant engagement

_.The engagement was announced 12 Jan 2012, between Mr William Orr, son of Maj & Mrs Adrian Orr, and Miss Eleanor Clare Remnant [b 1983]. scion of the Barons Remnant [cr UK 1928] elder dau of the Hon Philip John Remnant [b 1954], by his wife the former Caroline Cavendish, scion of the Dukes of Devonshire, &c.

Lord Robin Innes-Ker to wed for 2nd time

_.Lord Robert Anthony [Robin] Innes-Ker, born 1959, a younger son of the late 9th Duke of Roxburghe, has announced his engagement to Mrs Jane Rigg.

Baby for the van Cutsems

_.Rose Nancy Langhorne van Cutsem (nee Astor, b 1979), wife of of Hugh Ralph van Cutsem [b. 1974], scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Charles Hugh Valentine, 4 Jan, 2012, a brother for Grace Emilie Clare, who was b. 18 August, 2007, and for Rafe Michael Waldorf, who was b 12 February, 2009.

Hugh is the second son of Hugh Bernard Edward van Cutsem [b. 1941], of Hilborough, Norfolk [descended from the 4th Marquess of Northampton], by his wife the former Jonkyrouwe Emilie, daughter of Jonkheer Pieter Quarles van Ufford, of De Dumdoorn, Aerdenhout, Holland, and Rose is the youngest daughter of David Waldorf Astor, CBE [b. 1943], of Bruern, Oxfordshire, by his wife thr former Clare Pamela St. John
[scion of the Barons St. John of Bletso].

Grace van Cutsem was a bridesmaid at the marriage of Catherine Middleton and HRH The Duke of Cambridge.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kindersley/Salt engagement

_.The engagement was announced in Jan 2012 between Alexander Philip Kindersley [b 1982], scion of the Barons Kindersley, son of Mr Christian Philip Kindersley [b 1950], of Cape Town, by his 1st wife the former Hilary Luise Guard (now Baroness Westbury), of Cyprus, and Miss Kathryn Julie Salt, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Salt, of Upper Brailes, Oxfordshire.

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Ludo Oliver Hanbury Mackenzie Smith

_.Arabella Mackenzie Smith, (nee Hanbury), b. 13 December, 1975, wife of Hugo Mackenzie Smith, gave birth to a son, Ludo Oliver Hanbury, 3 January, 2012, a brother for Christopher Hanbury (Archie), who was b. 26 Mar 2002, and for Tallulah-Plum,who was b. 13 October, 2004, and for brother, Hubie, who was b 10 July 2006. 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.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Death of wife of clan chief

_The Hon Diana Mary MacNab of MacNab [nee Anstruther-Gray], born in 1936, a dau of Baron Kilmany by his wife(a scion of the Earls of Durham) married 1959, James MacNab [The MacNab of MacNab], died 2 January, 2012, aged 75.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Hon Guy Robert Grimston

_.Rosanagh Viola Alexandra Grimston [nee Innes-Ker], styled Viscountess Grimston, dau of the 10th Duke of Roxburghe and wife of James Walter Grimston, styled Viscount Grimston [b 6 Jan 1978], son and heir of the 7th Earl of Verulam, gave birth to a son, the Hon Guy Robert Grimston,. 21 Dec, 2011, a brother for the Hon John Innes Archie Grimston, who was b 10 Aug, 2010.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Ann Lady Belhaven & Stenton dies

_.Ann Lady Belhaven and Stenton, who died 26 December, 2011, aged 87, was the first wife of the 13th Lord Belhaven & Stenton, holder of a Scottish peerage [cr 1647]. She was b circa 1924, a dau of Col Arthur Henry Moseley DSO, of Hastings Road, Warrawee, New South Wales, Australia, & married the peer 27 Sept, 1952. They divorced in 1973.
Lady Belhaven & Stenton leaves a son Frederick, The Master of Belhaven, and a daughter, Julia. Cremation at Dumfries, 9 Jan, 2012.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Sir Roger Hugh Cary, 2nd Bt (1926-2011)

__Sir Roger Hugh Cary, 2nd Baronet, born 8 Jan 1926, died 29 Dec, 2011. He was 85 and succeeded to the baronetcy [cr UK 1955] on the demise of his father, 1979. Succeeded by his son, Nicolas, born 7 Apr 1955.

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

12th Earl of Egmont (1934-2011)

_The 12th (and last) Earl of Egmont died in late 2011.

Thomas Frederick Gerald Perceval was born  17 Aug 1934, son of the 11th Earl of Egmont (1914-2001), by his wife the former Ann Geraldine Moodie;  unmarried.

He succeeded his father, 8 Dec 2001, in the family honours, viz:-12th Earl of Egmont (Ireland, let. pat. 6 Nov 1733) 12th Viscount Perceval, of Kanturk in the County of Cork (Ireland, let. pat. 25 Feb 1722/3) 12th Baron Perceval, of Burton in the County of Cork (Ireland, let. pat. 21 Apr 1715) 11th Baron Lovel and Holland, of Enmore in the County of Somerset (Great Britain, let. pat. 7 May 1762) 9th Baron Arden, of Lohort Castle in the County of Cork (Ireland, let. pat. 21 May 1770) 8th Baron Arden, of Arden in the County of Warwick (United Kingdom, let. pat. 20 Jul 1802) 16th Baronet, styled "of Burton" (Ireland, let. pat. 9 Sep 1661).


The peerages and  baronetcy now become extinct.


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