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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tewa Lascelles, cousin of the Queen weds (?)

_.According to some sources the marriage took place in 2012 between Tewa Ziyan Robert George Lascelles (b 8 June, 1985), descended from the Royal House of Windsor and 51st in line to the Throne, son of the Hon James Edward Lascelles (b 5 Oct, 1953), by his second wife the former Lori (Shadow) Susan Lee (b 29 Aug, 1954, d), & Cynthia Ramirez, dau of _______.

Tewa Lascelles is a grandson of the late 7th Earl of Harewood, KBE (1923-2011), and a great-grandson of HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965), only daughter of HM King George V, &c.

Has Her Majesty's permission to the nuptials (as required under the terms of the Royal Marriages Act, 1772) been published in the London Gazette?


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Heathcoat Amory/Kelaart marriage

_.HRH The Duchess of Cambridge attended the marriage which took place at Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, 29 September, 2012, between Patrick Thomas Heathcoat Amory (b 1979), third son of Sir Ian Heathcoat Amory, 6th Baronet (cr UK, 1874), of Tiverton, Devon, by his wife the former Frances Louise Pomeroy, scion of the Viscounts Harberton, & Thierry Kelaart, daughter of the late Paul N.D.S. Kelaart (b 1934 - d) and Mrs Paul Kelaart, of Nettlebed, Oxon (nee Anne Hedges, b 1945, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, 2004). The bride was given in marriage by Mr Michael Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's father.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Her Highness Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen (1930-2012)

_.Her Highness Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen, who died at her home in Rio de Janeiro, 16 September, 2012, was a daughter of Olav V, King of Norway, and a sister of King Harald.

She was born Princess Ragnhild Alexandra of Norway, at Oslo, 9 June 1930, the first child of the then Crown Prince Olav and his wife Princess Martha of Sweden. The Princess was a great-grandaughter of Britain's King Edward VII, and a great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

She married 15 May, 1953, Erling Sven Lorentzen (b Oslo, 28 Jan, 1923), and had three children. She is survived by her husband.

The Norwegian royal family attended the princess's funeral in the chapel of the Royal Palace, Oslo, 28 Sept, 2012.

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John Ernest Harley Collins, MBE, DSC* 1923-2012

_John Ernest Harley Collins, MBE, DSC*, soldier and banker, born Durban, South Africa, 24 April, 1923, son of George William Collins, of Taynton, Gloucestershire; married, firstly, 20 Nov 1946, the Hon Gillian Mary Randal Smith (1924-1981), daughter of the 2nd Baron Bicester (Peerage of the UK, cr 1938), by his wife the former Hon Dorothea James (see Baron Northbourne);  1 son, John (b 1951) and one daughter, Sarah (b 1948); married 2ndly, 1986, Jennifer Cubitt; died Oxford, 4 September, 2012.

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Constance Apple Macdonald-Buchanan

_.Poppy Augusta Macdonald-Buchanan (nee Fraser, born 1979), scion of the Lords Lovat (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1458/64, and Peerage of the UK, cr 1837), & wife of (Charles) Alexander Macdonald-Buchanan (born 1970, descended from the Barons Woolavington, ext/ and Barons Bicester), gave birth to a daughter, Constance Apple, 31 August, 2012.

Poppy Macdonald-Buchanan is a daughter of the late Hon Hugh Alastair Joseph Fraser, by his wife the former Drusilla Montgomerie, and is a granddaughter of the late 15th Lord Lovat, DSO, MC, TD, &c.

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Ian Lawrie Mackeson-Sandbach 1933-2012

Ian Lawrie Mackeson-Sandbach, of that landed family, who was b 14 June, 1933, died 26 September, 2012; Lt Welsh Gds emergency reserve 1952-57; md France Fenwick Ltd1969-75, dir Demerara Co Ltd 1969-76, chief exec Ernest Notcutt Group Ltd 1976-82; chm Crown Estate Paving Cmmn 1983-2004(cmmr 1974); Provincial Grand Master N Wales 1990-2004;Liveryman Worshipful Co of Grocers, &c. 

He was son of Graham Lawrie Mackeson-Sandbach by his wife Geraldine (nee Sandbach), who was descended from the 2nd Baron Penhryn. 

He married in 1967, Annie M.A.E. Van Lanschot, by whom he had four daughters, Antoinette, Sara, Louise and Megan. 

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Albert Oliver Vernon-Harcourt

Joanna N. Vernon-Harcourt (nee Hall), wife of the Hon Oliver Vernon-Harcourt, 3rd son of Lord and Lady Vernon, gave birth to a son, Albert Oliver, 15th September, 2012, a brother for Poppy & Edward.

Mrs Vernon-Harcourt is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Kenneth Hall of Crewkerne, Somerset.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Heathcoat Amory/Jackson-Stops engagement

_.The engagement was announnced 27 September, 2012, between Toby Derick Heathcoat Amory (b 1985), scion of the Heathcoat Amory Baronets (cr UK, 1874), second son of Capt Charles William Heathcoat Amory (b 1945), Langford Budville. Somerset, by his 1st wife, the former Harmony Joanna Lyell (Mrs Harmony Heathcoat Amory, of Wyle, Wilts), & Rosanna Amy (Rosie) Jackson-Stops (b 1985), daughter of Mr Quentin Ashworth Jackson-Stops (b 1952), of Wood Burcote, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former, ____Stroyan.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hon Nicholas Charles Frederick Hotham 1947-2012

_.The Hon Nicholas Charles Frederick Hotham, scion of the Barons Hotham (Peerage of Ireland cr 1797, Baronetcy, cr 1622), died 21 September, 2012. He was 65.

He was born 3 June 1947, a younger son of the late 7th Baron Hotham, CBE (1899-1967), of Dalton Hall, Dalton Holme, Beverley, East Yorkshire, by his wife the former Lady Letitia Sibell Winifred Cecil (d 1992), daughter of the 5th Marquess of Exeter.

He married in 1973, Jane Brydon, by whom he had issue. He leaves a widow and a son, David Charles (b 1976), and a daughter, Catherine Frances (b 1978).

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sir John Christopher Smith-Dodsworth, 8th Baronet 1935-2012

_.Sir John Christopher Smith-Dodsworth, 8th Baronet (Baronetcy GB, cr 1784), formerly of Thornton Watlass Hall, Ripon, and Coromandel, New Zealand, died 21 September, 2012, aged 77.

He was born 4 March, 1935, son of Sir Claude Matthew Smith-Dodsworth (1888-1940), by his wife the former Cyrilla Marie Louise Taylor.

He was educated at Ampleforth; succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 18 May, 1940; was thrice married, firstly, in 1961 (div 1971), to Margaret Anne Jones; 2ndly, in 1972, to Margaret Theresa Grey, who died in 1990, and thirdly in 1991, to Lolita Pulante.

Sir John leaves a son and a daughter from his first marriage, a son from the second, and a son and a daughter from the third. The baronetcy devolves upon his eldest son, David John Smith-Dodsworth, who was born 23 Oct, 1963.

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Dowager Duchess of Northumberland 1922-2012

_.The Dowager Duchess of Northumberland, widow of the 10th Duke of Northumberland, KG (1914-88), died 19 September, 2012, aged 90. She was born Lady Elizabeth Diana Montagu Douglas Scott, 20 January, 1922, the elder daughter of the 8th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, KT, GCVO (1894-1973), by his wife the former Vreda Esther Mary (Molly) Lascelles (1900-93), scion of the Earls of Harewood; and married 12 June, 1946, Hugh Algernon Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland, of Alnwick Castle, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland 1956-88, Lord Steward of the Household, 1973-88, KG (1959), who died 11 Oct, 1988. The duchess was the mother of three sons and four daughters, and was predeceased by one son, the 11th Duke (1953-95), and by one daughter, Lady Louise Percy, who died in infancy in 1962. She is survived by 2 sons, the 12th Duke and Lord James Percy, and by 3 daughters, Caroline Countess de Cabarrus, Lady Victoria Fellowes, and Lady Julia Craig Harvey.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Death of John Peter Houison Craufurd of Craufurdland, aged 82

_. John Peter Houison Craufurd of Craufurdland, 27th laird of Craufurdland Castle, Kilmarnock, co Ayr, died 17 September, 2012, aged 82. He was a son of John Houison Craufurd of Craufurdland and Braehead by his wife the former Irene Marlow; he married in 1965, the Hon Caroline Helene Berry (b 1942), third daughter of the newspaper proprietor, the 2nd Viscount Kemsley (1909-99), by whom he had issue, 2 sons, (John) Alexander(b 1966) and Simon Douglas (b 1972), and one daughter, Teresa Eleanor (b 1967). The elder son, Alexander, succeeds as head of the family. He is married with 2 daughters.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rose Virginie Finovola Duff Gordon

_. Zoë F Duff Gordon (nee Cordy-Simpson) wife of William Andrew Lewis Duff Gordon (b 1977), 
scion of the Duff Gordon Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Rose Virginie Finovola, 13 September 2012.

William Duff Gordon is the elder son of Sir Andrew Cosmo Lewis Duff Gordon, 8th Baronet (b 17 Oct 1933) of New Radnor, Powys, by his 2nd wife the former Eveline Virginia Soames, and Zoë is the only daughter of Lieutenant General Sir Roderick Alexander Cordy-Simpson, KBE (b 29 Feb 1944), of Bishopstrow, Wiltshire, sometime Lieutenant , HM Tower of London, by his wife the former Virginia Rosemary Lewis. 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nicole, Duchess of Bedford (1920-2012)

_Nicole Duchess of Bedford, sometime chatelaine of Woburn Abbey, the third wife and widow of the 13th Duke of Bedford, died in Monaco, 7 September, 2012. She was 92.

She was born Nicole Marie Charlotte Pierrette Jeanne Schneider, at Paris, 29 June, 1920, daughter of Paul Scneider by his wife Marguerite Durand; married firstly, circa 1938, Henri Milinaire, by whom she had four children; married 2ndly, 1960, as his third wife, the 13th Duke of Bedford (1917-2002), of Woburn Abbey. Her husband died at Santa Fe, New Mexico, 25 Oct, 2002. She is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Cressida Helena Christine Orde-Powlett

_.Katie J. Orde-Powlett (née Gribble), wife since May 2008, of Capt the Hon Thomas Orde-Powlett, MC, Irish Guards, (b 16 July 1979), scion of the Barons Bolton, gave birth to a daughter, Cressida Helena Christine, 6 September, 2012, a sister for Hector & Flora.

Capt Orde-Powlett is the eldest son & heir of the 8th Baron Bolton (b 14 Feb 1954), of Bolton Hall, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Philippa Tapply, & Katie is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Edward Gribble, of Beddingham, Sussex.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Simon Pleydell-Bouverie (1928-2012)

_.Simon Pleydell-Bouverie, who died 3 September, 2012, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Radnor. He was born 24 Apr, 1928, son of the Hon Bartholemew Pleydell-Bouverie, by his wife the former Lady Doreen Clare Hely-Hutchinson, scion of the Earls of Donoughmore; married 1961, Vivien Eleanor Keane, dau of Sir Richard Michael Keane, 6th Baronet, by whom he had issue, one son and three daughters.

Simon Pleydell-Bouverie was a grandson paternally of the 6th Earl of Radnor and a grandson maternally of the 6th Earl of Donoughmore.

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Saturday, September 08, 2012

Malet / Nightingale engagement

_.The engagement was announced 8 September, 2012 between Charles Neville Wyndham Malet (b 1976), scion of the Malet Baronets (cr Baronet, GB 1791), son of the late Greville John Wyndham Malet, OBE, by his wife the former Hon (Margaret) Cherry Wigram (b 1942), of Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire, scion of the Barons Wigram (Baron UK, 1935), & Rosemary V.C. Nightingale, third daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Nightingale, of Sevenhampton, Gloucestershire, & Vipingo, Kenya.

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Lawrence / Pleydell-Bouverie engagement

_.The engagement was announced 8 September, 2012 between Mr Timothy Lawrence and Camilla Pleydell-Bouverie (b 1981), scion of the Earls of Radnor (Earl, GB, 1765), daughter of Robin Pleydell-Bouverie (b. 1937), by his wife the former Felicity Ruth Downer.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the Hon Edward Pleydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN (1899-1951), by his wife the former (Alice) Pearl Crake (who was widow of the 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, &c).

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William van Cutsem to marry

_.The engagement was announced 8 September, 2012, between William Henry van Cutsem (b 1979), fourth son of Hugh Bernard Edward van Cutsem (b 1941), of Hilborough, Norfolk, descended from the Marquesses of Northampton, by his wife the former Emilie Quarles van Ufford (b 1946), and Rosanna Ruck Keene (b 1983), daughter of David Kenneth Lancelot Ruck Keene (b 1948), of Troy, Oxfordshire, scion of that landed family, of Waterstock, formerly of Swyncombe House, and Mrs Ruck Keene (nee Wild).

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India Jemima Alice Legge

_. Tara Siobhan Legge (nee ffrench-Mullen, b 6 May, 1970), wife of Alex B. Legge, gave birth to a daughter, India Jemima Alice, 25 Aug 2012.

Alex Legge is the only son of Mr and Mrs Colin Legge, of Bullocks Horn, Malmesbury, and Tara is the younger daughter of the late Mr Timothy Fitzgerald ffrench-Mullen (d 1982), by his wife the former Penelope Margaret Cecil Cave-Brown-Cave (b 1931), scion of the Cave-Brown-Cave Baronets (E, 1641). 

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Friday, September 07, 2012

Colonel Sir James Malcolm, 12th Baronet (1930-2012)

_.Colonel Sir James William Thomas Alexander Malcolm, 12th Baronet (Baronetcy, Nova Scotia, cr 1665), died 4 September, 2012. He was 82.

Sir James was Colonel, Welsh Guards, and Appeals Director, British Heart Foundation, 1976-89.

He was b 15 May, 1930, son of Arthur William Alexander Malcolm, CVO (1903-89) by his wife the former Hester Mary Mann, and succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his cousin, Sir David, in 1995.

He married in 1955, Gillian Heather Humpherus, by whom he had issue. His son, Maj. Alexander James Elton Malcolm, Welsh Guards (b 30 Aug 1956), succeeds as thirteenth baronet.

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Letanka / Grimston engagement

_.The engagement was announced 6 Sept, 2012, between Peter Edward Letanka (b 1974), son of Dr Stanley Edward Letanka, of Chiddingly, East Sussex, by his wife the former Lady Christina Gathorne-Hardy (b 1940), & the Lady Flora Grimston (b 28 Sept, 1981), daughter of the 7th Earl of Verulam (b 1951), of Gorhambury, Hertfordshire, by his wife the former Dione Angela Smith, scion of the Smith landed family, and kinswoman of HM The Queen, &c.

Peter Letanka is a grandson maternally of the 4th Earl of Cranbrook.

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Isabella Anna Tryon

_.Nina Tryon (née Farnell-Watson), wife of the Hon Edward Henry Tryon (b 1979), gave birth to a daughter, Isabella Anna, in London, 24 August, 2012, a sister for Mila Dale, who was b 14 March, 2011, in London. Edward is the younger.— son of The 3rd Baron Tryon and the late Baroness Tryon, of Comrie, Perthshire, and Nina is a daughter of Peter and Bunny Farnell- Watson, of Richmond, Surrey. 

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The (4th) Baron Trevethin & (2nd) Baron Oaksey, OBE (1929-2012)

_.John Geoffrey Tristram Lawrence, 4th Baron Trevethin (Peerage of the UK, cr 1921) & 2nd Baron Oaksey (Peerage of the UK, cr 1947), died 5 September, 2012, aged 83.

'John Oaksey', jockey, journalist, broadcaster and author was founded of the Injured Jockeys Fund.

He was born 21 March, 1929, son of Geoffrey Lawrence, judge, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, who was created the 1st Baron Oaksey in 1947 and who succeeded as 3rd Baron Trevethin on the death of his elder brother in 1959. John succeeded to both baronies on his father's demise, 28 Aug, 1971.

He was twice married, firstly in 1959 (divorced 1987), Victoria Mary Dennistoun; and secondly, in 1988, to Mrs Rachel Crocker (nee Hunter).

The peerages now devolve upon his son from his first marriage, the Hon Patrick John Tristram Lawrence, who was b 29 June, 1960.

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Emilia Anna Margaret Berridge

Lucy J. Berridge (née Cary-Elwes), wife of Ross A. Berridge, and scion of the LG family of Elwes, of Roxby, gave birth to a daughter, Emilia Anna Margaret, 21 August, 2012, a sister for Alexander & Cassia. 

Ross is a son of Dr and Mrs Neil Berridge, of Melrose, the Borders, and Lucy is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Cary-Elwes, of Dulwich, London.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Swinburn/Ferguson engagement

_.The engagement was announced in September, 2012, between Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Hull Swinburn, KCB (b 30 Oct 1937), of Stone, Exford, Somerset, widower of the former Jane Brodie (who d 2001), son of the late Maj-Gen Henry Robinson Swinburn, CB, OBE, MC, by his wife the former Naomi Hull, & Susan Rosemary Ferguson (nee Deptford, b 1946), widow of Maj. Ronald Ivor Ferguson (1931-2003), and dau of the late Frederick William Deptford, by his wife the former Phyllis Maud Easy.

Susan's late husband, scion of the Fergusons of Dummer, landed family, and descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, was father of Sarah Duchess of York.

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Stevenson / Ryder engagement

_.The engagement was announced 5 September, 2012 between the Hon Charles D. Stevenson, son of Henry Dennistoun Stevenson, CBE, DL, the Baron Stevenson of Coddenham (life peer since 1999), b 19 Jul 1945, & of Baroness Stevenson of Coddenham, & the Hon Meg Ryder, daughter of Richard Andrew Ryder, OBE, PC, the Baron Ryder of Wensum (life peer 1997), former Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk 1983-97, b 4 Feb, 1949, by his wife the former Caroline Stephens, MBE, dau of Sir David Stephens.

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Bagot / Kelly engagement

._The engagement was announced 5 Sept 2012 between Richard A. Bagot, 
eldest son of Charles Henry (Hal) Bagot (b. 1946), of Levens Hall, 
Cumbria, by his wife Susan Elizabeth Ross, & Naomi G.M. Kelly, 
dau of Mr & Mrs Martin Kelly, of Winchfield, Hampshire. 

Richard Baot is a grandson of Oliver Robin Bagot, 
[1914-2000], of Levens Hall, who had been born surnamed Gaskell, of a 
landed family, in 1914, son of Henry Melville Gaskell, JP, and his 
wife, Dorothy Bagot, scion of the Barons Bagot. He assumed, by Royal 
Licence, the surname of Bagot in lieu of his patronymic, in 1936. 
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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Cressida Iolanthe Twisteton-Wykeham-Fiennes

_.Georgia Harriet Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (b 1979, nee Verey), 
wife of Felix George Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (b 1978), scion of the 
Barons Saye & Sele, gave birth to a daughter, Cressida Iolanthe, 29 August,
2012, a sister for Genevieve Juniper, who was b 29 March, 2010. 

Felix is a son of (Richard) George Twisleton- Wykeham-Fiennes (b 
1950), and Mrs Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, and Georgia H. Verey, 
daughter of the late (Henry) Nicholas Verey (b 1943, d?) and of Mrs 
Nicholas Verey (nee Dinah V. Nicolson, b 1947). 


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Saturday, September 01, 2012

George Sutton: royal godson?

_.Harriet Sophia Sutton (b 1984, nee Colthurst), scion of the Colthurst Baronets, wife of Thomas Anthony Manners Sutton (b 1982), scion of the Sutton Baronets, gave birth to a son, George, 26 August, 2012.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge attended the marriage of the new parents in September, 2011, at Wilton, Wilts. Harriet Sutton is an old friend of the duchess. It is reported that Kate is to stand as sponsor at George's christening.

Thomas Sutton is a son of Richard Manners Sutton (b 1947), by his wife the former Penelope Quinlan, and Harriet is a daughter Henry Colthurst (b 1959), by his wife the former Sophia Selina Irene Hervey-Bathurst, of the baronets of that name.

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Harthan / Henniker-Major engagement

_.The engagement was announced 1 September, 2012, between Nicholas Antony Harthan (b 1981), younger son of Mr Christopher M. Harthan, of Almonsbury, Bristol, by his wife the former Daphne M. Hancox & the Hon Harriet Laura Henniker-Major (b 1981), youngest daughter of Mark Ian Philip Chandos Henniker-Major, 9th Baron Henniker (b 29 Sept 1947), of Thornham Magna, Suffolk, by his wife the former Lesley Antoinette Foskett.

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Pakenham/Rakic engagement

_.The engagement was announced 1 Sept 2012 between Benjamin John Pakenham (b 1983), scion of the Earls of Longford (Earl, Ireland, cr 1785, &c), son of the Hon Kevin John Toussaint Pakenham (b 1947), of Fulham, by his 2nd wife, the former Clare Hoare, & Anna K.L. Rakic, daughter of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Rakic, of Chelsea.

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Alexandra Catherine Hampton

_. Georgina Elizabeth Hampton (née Walker-Okeover) wife of Niall P. Hampton, and scion of the Walker-Okeover Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Alexandra Catherine, 24 Aug 2012, a sister for Isla Violet, who was b 10th Oct 2009. 

Niall is a son of Mr Michael Hampton, of Shirley, Surrey and Mrs Eric Carter, of Twickenham, and Georgina is a daughter of the late Sir Peter Walker-Okeover, Baronet, of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and of Mrs Andrew Lukas, of Wyck Rissington, Cheltenham. 


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Lady Elizabeth Alice Mary "Lily" Dalrymple

_The Countess of Stair (nee the Hon Emily Mary Julia Stonor, b 1969), wife of John David James (Jamie) Dalrymple, 14th Earl of Stair (b. 4 September, 1961), gave birth to a daughter, the Lady Elizabeth Alice Mary "Lily" Dalrymple, 24 July, 2012, a sister for Jack, Viscount Dalrymple.

Lord Stair is the eldest son of the late 13th Earl of Stair, KCVO, MBE (1906-96), by his wife the former Davina Katharine Bowes Lyon (b. 1930), & Lady Stair is a daughter of the 7th Baron Camoys, GCVO, PC (b. 16 Apr 1940), Lord Chamberlain of 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 Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. His grandfather was HM's yr brother, Sir David Bowes Lyon. Emily Stonor's brother, the Hon (Ralph) William Robert Thomas Stonor (b. 10 Sept 1974), married in 2004, Lady Ailsa Fiona Mackay (b. 1977), daughter of the 4th Earl of Inchcape and the Countess of Inchcape.

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