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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sir Hugh Cavendish Smith-Marriott, 11th Baronet 1925-2013

_.Sir Hugh Cavendish Smith-Marriott, 11th Baronet (Bt, GB, cr 1774), died 19 July, 2013. He was 88. He was born 22 March, 1925, son of Sir Ralph George Cavendish Smith-Marriott, 10th Baronet (1900-87 ) by his 1st wife, the former Phyllis Elizabeth Kemp (d 1932), dau of Richard Kemp, sometime Gov of HM Prison, Bristol. Succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's demise, 1987. Married 1953, Pauline Anne (d 1985), only dau of Frank Fawcett Holt, of Abbotsway, Bristol, by whom he had issue, a daughter, Julie Anne, b 1958. He is succeeded by his brother, Peter Francis, who was b 14 Feb 1927. Memorial Service at Holy Trinity Church, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, 19 Aug. -=-

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lt-Col Peter Orlando Ronald Bridgeman 1933-2013

_.Lt-Col. Peter Orlando Ronald Bridgeman, who died 25 July, 2013, at Fallodon, Northumberland, aged 80, was a scion of the Earls of Bradford (Earl, UK, cr 1815). His home was at Fallodon Hall, near Alnwick. He was born 9 May, 1933, the son of Colonel the Hon Henry George Orlando Bridgeman, DSO, MC (1882-1972), by his wife the former Joan Constable-Maxwell (d 1991), scion of the Lord Herries of Terregles (Lordship, Scotland, 1490). He was educated at Ampleforth. Lieutenant-Col, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (TA); married 1967, Sarajane, dau of Patrick Corbett, by whom he had issue, a son, Mark, and two daughters, Emma and Davina. The funeral takes place at St Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Alnwick, Monday 5 Aug. -=-

Juanita Virginia Sistare Carberry 1925-2013

_.Juanita Virginia Sistare CARBERRY, who died at Clapham, London, 27 July, 2013, from cancer,aged 88, was a daughter of John Evans-Freke (later Carbery) 10th Baron Carbery (1892-1970) (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1715), by his second wife the former Maia Ivy Anderson (d 1928), daughter of Alfred Anderson, of Nairobi, Kenya. Miss Carberry (who did not use her courtesy title) was twice married, and childless. According to the Daily Mail there will be no funeral. In the days before her demise she was visited by the German anatomist Gunther von Hagens ~ the much criticised so-called Dr Death who exhibits human corpses. -=-

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cayzer/Boynton engagement

__.The engagement has been announced between the Hon Herbert Robin (Bertie) Cayzer (b 10 Jul 1989), son and heir of (Herbert) Robin Cayzer, 3rd Baron Rotherwick (Peerage of the UK, cr 1939), of Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, by his former wife the former Sara Jane McAlpine (scion of the McAlpine Bts): & Miss Allison Boynton (b Massachusetts, USA). -=-

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Maj. Peter Edward Gerald Balfour 1921-2013

_.Maj. Peter Edward Gerald Balfour, late Scots Guards, who died 19 July, 2013, aged 92, was a scion of the landed family of Balfour of Balbirnie. He was born 8 July 1921, son of Col Edward William Sturgis BALFOUR CVO DSO OBE MC JP DL (1884-1955), 9th of Balbirnie, Fife, of that Scots gentry family, and Lady Ruth BALFOUR CBE (d 1967) d of 2nd Earl of BALFOUR PC (1853-1945), a cadet branch of this family, and Lady Elizabeth Edith LYTTON (1867-1942) d of 1st Earl of LYTTON GCB GCSI CIE PC (1831-1891). He married 1stly 1948 (div 1967) Lady Griselda Davina Roberta OGILVY (1924-1977) d of 7th Earl of AIRLIE KT GCVO MC (1893-1968) and had 2 sons and a dau. He married 2ndly, 1968 Diana Rosemary (b 1936 reg Q4 Essex) d of Charles George Gordon WAINMAN (1907-88) and Patience Violet (1911-2002, d of Maj Joshua Lister INGHAM JP (1874-1963), sometime head of that gentry family formerly of Blake Hall, and his former wife Violet Warburton WARBURTON-LEE (1888-1960, later Mrs Christopher Leyland, the gentry family formerly of Haggerston), scion of that gentry family of Broad Oak), and had a further son and dau. Funeral at Humble Kirk on Saturday 27 July, 2013. -=-

Philip Neil Erskine 1933-2013

_.Philip Neil Erskine, who died in South Africa, 23 July, 2013, aged 79, was a scion of the Earls of Buchan (Earl, Peerage of Scotland, cr 1469). He was a son of Gen Sir George Watkin Eben James ERSKINE GCB KBE DSO (1899-1965), scion of the earls of BUCHAN and Ruby (1904-74) d of Capt Sir Evelyn Andros DE LA RUE JP 2nd Bt (1879-1950). He married in 1960 his 1st cousin Alice Fiona (b 1941) d of Maj Edward Copleston RADCLIFFE (1898-1967), scion of that gentry family formerly of Warleigh, and Mona Ruth DE LA RUE (d 1974, d of Sir Evelyn de la Rue 2nd Bt aforementioned), and had 2 sons and a dau. He was briefly (1962-64) equerry to HRH The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. -=-

Weld-Forester/Cumming engagement

_.The engagement was announced 27 July, 2013, between Alfred Charles Weld-Forester (born 1983), scion of the Barons Forester (Peerage of the Uk, CR 1821), second son of Anthony Edward Weld-Forester (b 1954), by his wife the former Joanna Mary Whiteley, & Julia, daughter of Mr & Mrs David Cumming. -=-

Susan Molesworth 1931-2013

_.Susan Molesworth (nee Fenn), who died 21 July, 2013, at Yeovil, was born in Cheshire in 1931, the daughter of Prof Harold Robert Backwell Fenn (1894-1974), by his wife the former Margaret Winter, and married in 1969, the Rev Canon Anthony Edward Nassau MOLESWORTH (b 1923), scion of the viscounts MOLESWORTH, and had a son and a dau. HRH The Countess of WESSEX is Canon Molesworth's 3rd cousin once removed (through their mutual descent from the Rev John Edward Nassau MOLESWORTH DD (1790-1877) gt gs of 1st Viscount). The funeral takes place at St Peter's Stourton Caundle, 31 July. -==-

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Spearman/Orleans-Braganza engagement

_.The engagement was announced 26 July, 2013, between (Alexander) James Spearman (born 27 March, 1984), scion of the Spearman Baronets (Bt, cr 1840), son of Mr Lochain Alexander (Lochie) Spearman (b 9 Apr, 1952), of Perthshire, by his wife the former Pilin Garrigues, & HRH Princess Amélia Maria de Fátima Josefa Antonia Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga of Orleans Braganza (b Brussels, 15 March, 1984), eldest dau of HRH Prince Antônio João Maria José Rasso Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orleans-Braganza (b Rio, 25 Jun, 1950), of Rio de Janeiro, by his wife the Princess Christine de Ligne (b 11 Aug 1955). Princess Amélia is descended from the Royal House of Brazil (descended from the Royal House of Portugal), &c. -=-

Knight/Boyle engagement

__.The engagement was announced 25 July, 2013, between Christopher T. Knight, son of Mr & Mrs William Knight, of Holland Park, London, & the Lady Davina Claire Theresa Boyle (b 1978), twin daughter of John Richard Boyle, 15th Earl of Cork (b 3 Nov, 1945), (Earl, Peerage of Ireland, 1620), of Lickfold House, Petworth, West Sussex, by his wife the former Hon Rebecca Noble, dau of the Baron Glenkinglas (life peer), scion of the Noble Baronets, &c. --=--

Turner/Cayzer engagement

__.The engagement was announced 25 July, 2013, between Frederick J.M. Turner, elder son of Mr & Mrs Michael Turner, of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and the Hon Harriette Jane Cayzer (born 1986), only daughter of (Herbert) Robin Cayzer, 3rd Baron Rotherwick (b 12 Mar 1954), of Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, by his former wife the former Sara Jane McAlpine (scion of the McAlpine Bts), of Chilston, Oxfordshire. -=-

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

+ James Robert More-Molyneux, OBE, DL

.James Robert More-Molyneux, OBE, DL, who died 19 July, 2013, was head of the landed family, of Loseley Park, near Guildford. Mr More-Molyneux, who served as a deputy lieutenant for Surrey, married 1948, Susan Bellinger, by whom he had issue, Michael More-Molyneux, now of Loseley Park. A Thanksgiving Service takes place at Guildford Cathedral, 17 September, 2013.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bea Florence Crofton-Atkins (b 2013)

_.Katherine Crofton-Atkins (nee Inglefield descended from the Thompson Bts), wife of Charles Crofton-Atkins, scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Bea Florence, in Hong Kong, 18 July, 2013. Sister for Cleo. -=-

Hon Victor Anthony Ralph Brabazon Vivian 1940-2013

_. The Hon Victor Vivian, who died 10 July, 2013, in the south of France, aged 73, was a scion of the Barons Vivian (Baron UK, cr 1841). He was b 26 Mar, 1940, second son of the 5th Baron Vivian (1906-91) by his wife the former Victoria Oliphant, scion of that landed family. Married 11 Feb 1966, Inger Johanne, dau of Advokat Per Gulliksen, of Norway, by whom he had a son, Thomas and a daughter, Arabella. -=-

Maj. George Edward Villiers 1931-2013

Maj George Edward Villiers, who died 18 July, 2013, aged 81, was a scion of the Earls of Clarendon (Earl, cr 1776). He was born 23 Aug 1931, son of Algernon Edward Villiers by his wife the former Annie Augusta Merewether Massy, and was educated at Wellington and Brasenose Coll, Oxford. He married 25 Aug 1962, Anne Virginia Threlfall, by whom he had issue, 2 sons, Edward and Henry, and one daughter, Theresa. His daughter is the Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet and Northern Ireland Secretary. The funeral is at West London Crematorium, Kensal Green, 1 Aug. -=-

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Welby/Bates engagement

.The engagement has been announced between Peter Welby (b 1988), son of the Most Rev & Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury (b 6 Jan 1956), by his wife the former Caroline E. Eaton (b 1957), and Miss Jen Bates. Welby has a distinguished lineage which includes kinship with Marshal of the RAF Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, who was chief of the Air Staff though most of the Second World War, and he counts the Stuart kings among his ancestors. Welby is 12 generations in descent from the Merrie Monarch King Charles II and his French mistress Louise Renee de Penancoet de Keroualle, via their son Charles Lennox, who was created Duke of Richmond. -=-

Viola Idina Edith Sackville (b 2013)

.__Sophia Georgina M. Sackville (nee Akroyd, b 1984), wife of the Hon Edward Geoffrey Richard Sackville (b 6 Dec, 1980), scion of the Earls De La Warr (Earl GB, 1761), gave birth to a daughter Viola Idina Edith, in July, 2013. Edward is the second son of William Herbrand (Sackville) 11th Earl De La Warr (b 10 Apr, 1948), of Buckhurst Park, Sussex, by his wife the former Anne Leveson; & Sophia is a daughter of the late Mr Mark T.S. Akroyd, by his wife the former Camilla E.L. Milton, now Mrs Christian Dangerfield, of Pencombe, Herefordshire. -=-

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The 7th Marquess of Anglesey 1922-2013

_.The 7th Marquess of Anglesey, of Plas-Newydd, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, Gwynedd, died 13 July, 2013, aged 90. He served as Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd from 1983 to 1989. George Charles Henry Victor Paget was born 8 Oct, 1922, son of the 6th Marquess (1885-1947), by his wife the former Lady Victoria Manners (d 3 Nov, 1946), daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland, and succeeded to the family honours on his father's death, 21 Feb 1947. Lord Anglesey was 7th Marquess in the Peerage of the UK (cr 1814), and Earl of Uxbridge, Baron Paget, of Beaudesert, and 10th Baronet, &c. He married 16 Oct, 1948, (Elizabeth) Shirley Vaughan Morgan, DBE, sometime chairman of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission, a kinswoman of the Duchess of Kent, daughter of Charles Langbridge Morgan, by whom he had issue, two sons and three daughters. The elder son, Charles Alexander Vaughan Paget, syled Earl of Uxbridge, who was born 13 Nov, 1950, now succeeds to the peerages and baronetcy. Private family cremation, followed by a private service at St Edwen's Church Llanedwen. A public Memorial Service will be held in Bangor Cathedral at a later date. -=-

29th Baron Dunboyne 1951-2013

_.The 29th Baron Dunboyne died 11 July, 2013. He was 61. John FitzWalter Butler was born 31 July, 1951, son of the 28th peer by his wife the former Anne Maria Mallet, and succeeded his father, 19 May, 2004, as 29th feudal baron (19th Baron by Letters Patent, cr 11 Jun 1541). He married 1975, (Diana) Caroline Williams, daughter of Sir Michael Williams, KCMG, by whom he had issue, a son, Richard Pierce Theobald, and three daughters, Genevieve, Imogen and Cleone. He is succeeded in the title by his son, who was born 5 July, 1983. Funeral Service at St. Denys' Church, Rotherfield on 25 July, 2013. -=-

Thursday, July 11, 2013

George Nicholas Stuart Wallace (b 2013)

__.The Hon Camilla Harriet Wallace (nee Vivian), b 1976, wife of William S. Wallace, & scion of the Barons Vivian (Baron UK, cr 1841), gave birth to a son, George Nicholas Stuart, 7 June, 2013, a brother for Agatha. William is the elder son of Mr and Mrs Ian Wallace, of Winterslow, Wiltshire, and Camilla is the younger daughter of the late Brigadier the 6th Baron Vivian (b 11 Dec 1935; d 28 Feb 2004) by his 2nd wife, the former Carol Martineau. -=-

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Grimthorpe/Benyon (nee Villiers) marriage

_.The marriage took place 14 June, 2013, between Edward John Beckett, 5th Baron Grimthorpe (b 20 Feb 1954), (Baron, UK, cr 1886), elder son of the late 4th Baron Grimthorpe (1915-2003), of Westow Hall, York, by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Lumley, DCVO (b 22 Jul 1925), daughter of the 11th Earl of Scarbrough, KG & Mrs Emma Benyon (nee Villiers, b 16 Oct 1963), scion of the Earls of Clarendon (Earl, GB, cr 1776) (third daughter of Capt Anthony Henry Heber Villiers (b 1921), by his wife the former Rosemary Elizabeth Bell (b 1924), descended from the extinct Barons Barrymore. Lord Grimthorpe and Mrs Benyon both have previous marriages. -=-

St George/Brudenell-Bruce marriage

_.The marriage took place in July, 2013, between Henry Edward Hugh St George (born 1983), son of the late Edward Gerald .Patrick (Barbaro) St George (1928-2004), by his wife the former Lady Henrietta Fortune Doreen FitzRoy (born 14 Sept 1949), & Florence Anne-Marie Brudenell-Bruce (born 21 Nov, 1985), scion of the Marquesses of Bute, daughter of Andrew Robert Jose Brudenell-Bruce (b 27 Jul 1951), by his wife the former Sophie M.J. Inch. Henry St George is a grandson paternally of the Marchese di San Georgio, of Palazzo Armeria, Malta, and a grandson maternally of Hugh Denis Charles FitzRoy, 11th Duke of Grafton, KG (1919-2011). The model Florence 'Flee' Brudenell-Bruce was romantically linked with Prince Harry of Wales. -=-

Janet Mary Baroness Deramore c1916-2013

_.Janet Mary, Baroness Deramore, who died 4 July, 2013, aged 97, was the wife of Richard Arthur de Yarburgh-Bateson, 6th (and last) Baron Deramore. She was the former Janet Mary Ware, who served as 3rd Officer, WRNS in the Second World War, a daughter of John Ware, MD, of Nether Close, Askham-in-Furness, and married the then Mr de Yarburgh-Bateson in 1948. They had an only child, a daughter. Her husband succeeded his brother, 23 Dec, 1964 as 6th holder of the peerage (B cr UK, 1885; Bt cr 1818). The family home for many years was at Heslington House, Aislaby, Pickering, North Yorkshire. Her husband died 20 Aug, 2006, when the peerage & baronetcy became extinct. Lady Deramore is survived by her dau, Ann Katharine, who was born in 1950. The funeral takes place at Banbury Crematorium, 15 Jul, 2013. -=-

Eric Gerald Stanley Gale (b 2013)

_.Claire Mary Gale (nee Pelly, b 1982), wife of Dr Andrew Gale, and scion of the Pelly Baronets (Bt, UK, 1840), gave birth to a son, Eric Gerald Stanley, 2 July, 2013. Dr Gale is a son of Malcolm and Heather Gale, of Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, and Claire is a daughter of Roland Des Voeux Pelly (b 1943), of Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex by his wife the former Diana Fitzgibbon. -=-

Monday, July 08, 2013

Hawkesbury/Davis marriage

__.The marriage took place shortly before 8 Jul, 2013, between Luke Marmaduke Peter Savile Foljambe, styled Viscount Hawkesbury (b 25 March, 1972), son and heir of the 5th Earl of Liverpool (b 14 Nov, 1944), of Holcombe Folly, Gloucestershire, by his 1st wife the former Lady Juliana Mary Alice Noel (b 27 Jan 1949), of Exton, Rutland, dau of the late 5th Earl of Gainsborough, & Miss Katharine F. (Katie) Davis, dau of Mr & Mrs Jeffrey Davis, of London. -=-

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Lord Manton's heir to wed

__.The engagement was announced 6 July, 2013, between the Hon Thomas Nigel Charles David Watson (b 19 Apr, 1985), scion of the Barons Manton (Baron, UK, 1922), elder son and heir of Miles Ronald Marcus Watson, 4th Baron Manton (b 7 May, 1958), by his wife the former Elizabeth Adams Story, of Houghton Hall, Sancton, North Yorkshire, & Miss Rachael J. Woods, daughter of Mr & Mrs John Woods, of Benington, Hertfordshire. -=-

Friday, July 05, 2013

The Baron Campbell of Alloway, QC 1917-2013

_.The Lord Campbell of Alloway QC, life peer, died 30 June, 2013. He was 96. Alan Robertson Campbell was born 24 May, 1917; was legal adviser to his fellow prisoners at Colditz, where his skilful advocacy saved several from execution; QC (1965); a Recorder of the Crown Court 1976-89; cr a life Baron as Baron Campbell of Alloway, of Ayr in the District of Kyle and Carrick (1981), &c. Married 1stly, Diana Watson-Smyth, from whom he was div in 1953; married 2ndly, 1957, Vivien (who d 2010), daughter of Commander A.H. de Kantzow, DSO, RN; married 3rdly, 1 Sept, 2011, Dorothea, dau of the late Colonel Edward Berwick, by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Harris, dau. of James Edward Harris, 5th Earl of Malmesbury by his wife the former Hon. Dorothy Gough-Calthorpe, d. of the 6th Baron Calthorpe, &c. He is survived by his 3rd wife and a daughter from his 1st marriage, the Hon Sarah Campbell, who was b 1950. -=-

Budgett/Meade engagement

_.The engagement was announced 5 July, 2013, between Charles George Arthur (Charlie) Budgett (b 6 Nov 1981), son of Mr James Budgett, of Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Rosemary Delme-Murray (b 3 Sept 1956, scion of the Dukes of Atholl), & Lucy Margaret Meade (b 1985), daughter of Richard John Hassan Meade, OBE (b 4 Dec 1936), Olympic equestrian, of West Littleton, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Angela Dorothy Farquhar (b 11 Jan, 1948), scion of the Farquhar Baronets (Bt, GB, cr 1796). -=-

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Celia Agatha Dorothy Titley (b 2013)

__.Helen Titley (b 1978, nee Webb-Carter), wife of Henry Titley, gave birth to a daughter, Celia Agatha Dorothy, 27 June, 2013. Henry is the son of of Mr and Mrs Guy Titley, of Pewsey, Wiltshire, and Helen is a daughter of Major General Sir Evelyn and the Hon Lady Webb-Carter, of Fairford, Gloucestershire. Helen Celia Titley is the elder dau of Maj-Gen Sir Evelyn WEBB-CARTER KCVO OBE DL (b 1946, the gt grandson of the 3rd Viscount HOOD (1808-1846)) and the Hon (Anne) Celia WIGRAM (b 1945, dau of 2nd & present Baron WIGRAM (b 1915) and his late wife, a scion of the Barons PENRHYN). -=-

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Lady Harwood (1938-2013)

_.Lady Harwood, who died 1 July, 2013, was the wife for over 50 years of the playwright and screenwriter, Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE (b 1934). She was descended from Catherine the Great. The Russian Empress was Lady Harwood's great-great-great-great grandmother. Lady Harwood was born in London in 1938 as Natasha Reihle, younger daughter of William Riehle by his wife Helene Bobrinsky (1914-96). Her maternal grandparents were Count Lev Bobrinsky (1878-1922), who died in a Soviet prison in 1922, by his wife Princess Vera Galitzine (1877-1967). She married Ronald Harwood in 1959, and was mother of Antony (born 1960), Deborah (born 1963), and Alexandra (born 1966). -=-

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Hon Lady Waley-Cohen 1920-2013

_.The Hon Lady Waley-Cohen, who died 30 June, 2013, aged 93, was the widow of Sir Bernard Nathaniel Waley-Cohen, 1st Baronet (1914-91)who was Lord Mayor of London 1960-61, and a scion of the Barons Nathan (B, UK, 1940). She was born the Hon Joyce Constance Ina Nathan, 20 Jan, 1920, daughter of Harry Louis Nathan, 1st Baron Nathan (1889-1963), by his wife the former Eleanor Joan Clare Stettauer, and married Bernard Waley-Cohen, 21 Dec, 1943. Lady Waley-Cohen was MA (Girton Coll, Cambridge), a JP, Chairman Westminster Children's Hosp 1952-68, and Gordon Hosp 1961-68, &c. She was mother of two sons, Sir Stephen, the 2nd Baronet, Robert Waley-Cohen, and 2 daughters, Rosalind and Eleanor. Funeral at Golders Green Crematorium, 4 July. -=-

Monday, July 01, 2013

Nickson/ Drysdale marriage

__.The marriage took place 29 June, 2013, at St Modoc's Church, Doune, between the Lord Nickson, life Baron, and Mrs Eira Drysdale. -=-

Abrashi/Montagu marriage

_.The marriage took place at All Saints' Church, Mapperton, Dorset, 22 June, 2013, between Fisnik Abrashi and the Lady Jemima Mary Montagu (b 14 Oct, 1973), only daughter of John Edward Hollister Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich (b 11 Apr 1943) (Earl, England, cr 1660), of Mapperton, Beaminster, Dorset, by his wife the Countess of Sandwich (nee Susan Caroline Hayman). -=-

Rankin/Lane Fox marriage

_.The marriage took place 4 June, 2013, between Sir Ian Rankin, 4th Baronet (Br cr UK 1898)(b 19 Dec, 1932), son of the late Lt-Col Arthur Niall Talbot Rankin (1904-65), by his wife the former Lady Jean Margaret Florence Dalrymple, DCVO, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (scion of the Earls of Stair), elder dau of the 12th Earl & Mrs Prudence Lane Fox (nee Sporborg, b 1942), former wife of Martin Lane Fox, scion of that landed family, of Bramham Park. It is Sir Ian's 3rd marriage. He married firstly, 1959 (div 1967), Alexandra (Sasha), dau of Admiral Sir Laurence George Durlacher, KCB; married 2ndly, 1980, Mrs June Norman, scion of the Earls of Romney, former wife of Bryan Montagu Norman, scion of that landed family, and dau of Capt Thomas Marsham-Townshend. His 2nd wife is now wife of Prince Nikita Lobanov-Rostovsky. Sir Ian has issue from both previous marriages. -=-

Death of Lady Blofeld, wife of Sir John

_.Lady Blofeld, who died 26 June, 2013, was wife of Sir John Christopher Calthorpe Blofeld, Knt (1991), DL (b. 11 July 1932) of Hoveton House, Norfolk. She was the former Judith A.H. Mitchell and married Sir John in 1961. She was mother of Charlotte, Thomas & Piers. The Blofeld pile, Hoveton House, near Wroxham, is a splendid William and Mary house, with its park originally laid out by Humphry Repton, & has been in the Blofeld family for over 300 years. Sir John Blofeld, was a Judge of the High Court of Justice Queen's Bench Division 1990-2001. -=-