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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

+ Elizabeth Philippa Shelley c1933-2014

_. Elizabeth Philippa Shelley, who died 16 June, 2014,  aged 81, was the former wife of Philip Spencer Shelley, a scion of the Shelley baronets (Bt, England, cr 1611).

She was the former Elizabeth Philippa Lewellen, daughhter of Leonard George Edward Lewellen, of Nairobi, and married Mr  Shelley as his 2nd wife in 1968 and divorced a decade later. She leaves two daughters by Mr Shelley.

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Douglas-Scott-Montagu/Daoust engagement

__. The engagement was announced 25 June, 2014, between the Hon Jonathan Deane Douglas-Scott-Montagu (born 1975), scion of the Barons Montagu of Beaulieu (Baron, UK, cr 1885), son of the 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (born 20 Oct, 1926), of the Palace House, Beaulieu, Hampshire, by his second wife, the former Fiona Margaret Herbert, & Miss Nathalie Daoust, daughter of Armand and Yolande Daoust, of Montreal, Canada.

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Hon Marjorie Amy (Molly) Walker-Munro 1927-2014

. The Hon Marjorie Amy (Molly) Walker-Munro (nee Biddulph), who died 22 June, 2014, at Easter Logie, aged 86, was a scion of the Barons Biddulph (Baron, UK, cr 1903).

She was born 17 Dec, 1927 the elder daughter of the 3rd Baron Biddulph (1898-1972), by his wife the former Lady Amy Louise Agar (who d 1983), dau o the 4th Earl of Normanton; married 15 Jan, 1947, Thomas Ian Michael Walker-Munro (d 1965), scion of the Munro baronets, son of Maj Ian Charles Ronald Walker-Munro.

Service of Thanksgiving at St Catharine's Church, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Friday 8 Aug 2014.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hewson/Pethybridge engagement

_. The engagement was announced 24 June, 2014, between George P.D. Hewson, son of Mr David Hewson, of the Gers, France, & Mrs Anne Hewson (nee Greenaway, of the Barts of that name), of Shefford Woodlands, Berkshire, & Flora Louise Pethybridge (born 1987), descended from the Barons Hawke (Baron, GB, cr 1776), younger daughter of Mr Timothy John Pethybridge, of London, by his wife, the former Hon Olivia Mary Hawke (b 1955) seventh daughter of the 9th Baron Hawke (1901-85), &c.

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Isabella Rosemary Hutt (born 2014)

_. Emily Jane Hutt (b 2 July, 1983, nee McCorquodale), a cousin of the Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry, wife of James T.R. Hutt, has given birth to a daughter, Isabella Rosemary, 18 June, 2014.

James is the son of Mr & Mrs Christopher Hutt, of Fen Ditton, Cambridge, & Emily, descended from the Earls Spencer, is dau of Neil Edmund McCorquodale [b 1951] (descended from the Earls of Westmorland), by his wife the former Lady [Elizabeth] Sarah Lavinia Spencer [b 19 Mar 1955], dau of the late 8th Earl Spencer by his first wife the former Hon Frances Roche, scion of the Barons Fermoy, &c. 

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hon Lady Cooper-Key 1920-2014

_. The Hon Lady Cooper-Key, who died at south Kensington, 18 June, 2014, aged 93, was a scion of the Viscounts Rothermere (Visc, UK, cr 1919).

She was born the Hon Lorna Peggy Vyvyan Harmsworth, 24 Oct, 1920, the elder daughter of the 2nd Viscount Rothermere (1898-1978),by his 1st wife, the former Margaret Hunam Redhead; married 11 Jan, 1941, Maj Sir Neill Cooper~Key, MP (who d 1981), scion of that landed family, son of Capt Edmund Cooper~Key, CB, MVO, RN, by whom she had issue.

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Beamish/Dacre engagement

_.  The engagement was announced 21 June, 2014, between Charles William Beamish, son of Mr Victor Noel Beamish (b 1953)  and the late Mrs Janey Beamish (d 19 Sept, 2007), of Knappach, Kincardineshire, & Emily Douglas-Home, (29th) Baroness Dacre {Peerage of England, cr 1321), (b 7 Feb, 1983), only child of the late 28th Baron Dacre (1952-2014), by his wife the former Christina Stephenson (d 2005).

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Sir Michael Arthur John Oakshott, 3rd Baronet 1932-2014

. Sir Michael Arthur John Oakshott, 3rd Baronet ( Bt, UK, cr 1959), died 20 June, 2014. He was 82.

He was born 12 Apr, 1932, second son of Hendrie Oakshott, MBE (1904-75), Conservative MP for Bebington 1950-64, who was created a baronet in 1957, and a life peer as Baron Oakshott in 1964.

Married 1957, Christina Rose Methuen Banks, by whom he had issue, three sons, Thomas, Charles and Angus.

Michael Oakshott succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother, Sir Anthony Hendrie Oakshott, 2nd Bt, 11 Dec, 2002.

The title now passes to the elder son, Thomas Hendrie Oakshott, who was born 12 June, 1959.

The funeral is at Roucan Loch Crematorium, Dumfries, Thurs 26 June.

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Abbott/Brooksbank engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 June, 2014, between Mr Daniel Abbott, son of David and Rachel Abbott, of Barnstaple, Devon, and (Victoria) Mary Grania Brooksbank (born 1985), scion of the Brooksbank baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1916), daughter of Sir (Edward) Nicholas Brooksbank, 3rd Baronet (b 4 Oct, 1944), of Menethorpe, Malton, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Hon Emma Myrtle Mary Anne Wood (b 1949), scion of the Earls of Halifax (Earl UK, cr 1944), daughter of the late  life peer the Baron Holderness (who was 2nd surv son of the 1st Earl) &c.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sir Hugo Baldwin Huntington-Whiteley, 3rd Baronet 1924-2014

_. Sir Hugo Baldwin Huntington-Whiteley, 3rd Baronet (Bt, cr UK, 1918), died 17 June, 2014. He was 90.

He was born 31 March, 1924, the second son of Sir Herbert Maurice Huntington-Whiteley, 2nd Bt (1896-1975 ), by his wife the former Lady (Pamela) Margaret Baldwin, 3rd dau of the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG, &c.

Married 4 Apr, 1959, Jean Marie Ramsay, dau of Arthur Francis Ramsay Bock, by whom he had 2 daughters, Sophie & Charlotte.

The baronetcy now passes to his younger brother, John Miles (b 18 July, 1929), who married 1960, Countess Victoria zu Castell-Rudenhausen, descended from the Royal House of Saxe~Coburg & Gotha, and kin of HM The Queen, &c.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kitson/Baring engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 June, 2014, between Mr Robert Kitson, son of Mr James Kitson, of Botusfleming, Cornwall, and Dr Meriel Kitson, of Morval, Cornwall, and Rosalind Mary Blanche Baring (b 1986), scion of the Baring baronets, daughter of (Andrew) Michael Godfrey Baring (1949-99), by his wife the former Antice Mary Blanche Cardale (now of Marlbororugh, Wiltshire).

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Daphne Marion Stewart 1924-2014

. Daphne Marion Stewart, who died 9 June, 2014, was a scion of the Bonsor baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1925). She was born in 1924, the only daughter of Sir Reginald Bonsor, 2nd Baronet (1879-1959), by  his wife the former Nancy Frances Walrond (d 8 Jun, 1965); married 1stly, 25 May, 1944 (died on active service, Sept 1944)  Flying Officer Clyde Euan Miles Graham, RAF, son of Maj~Gen Sir Miles William Arthur Peel Graham, KBE, CB, MC, descended from the Earls Peel; married 2ndly, 1 June, 1948, Alexander David Stewart, MBE, TD (b 26 Dec, 1914, d 1985), scion of the Earls of Galloway (Earl Scotland, cr 1623), by whom she had issue, 2 sons, Andrew (b 1949) and David (b 1960), and a daughter (Rosemary) Zara (b 1952). Her elder son is the heir presumptive to the earldom of Galloway.

Thanksgiving Service at St Peter's Church, Kelsale, 19 August, 2014.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Atticus Grant (b 2014)

_. Chloe Jane Grant (b 1984, nee Delevingne), wife of Edward Grant, and elder sister of models Poppy and Cara, gave birth to a son, Atticus, 10 June, 2014.

Chloe is the eldest daughter of Mr Charles Hamar Delevingne (b. 1949), of London, by his wife, the former Pandora Anne Stevens (b. 1959). Charles Delevingne is the 2nd son of Edward Dudley Delevingne (d.1974) who married, 1937, the Hon Angela Margo Hamar Greenwood, daughter of the 1st Viscount Greenwood, PC, KC (1870-1948). Mrs Pandora Delevingne is a daughter of Sir Jocelyn Edward Greville Stevens, Knt, CVO, the publisher, by his 1st wife the former Jane Armyne Sheffield, LVO, sometime Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and scion of the Sheffield Baronets (cr. 1755).

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Hon Nicholas Makeig Lyttelton 1951-2014

_.The Hon Nicholas Makeig Lyttelton, who died 10 June, 2014, after a long illness, was the 4th son of the 10th Viscount Cobham (1909-77) (Peerage of GB, cr 1718), by  his wife the former Elizabeth Alison Makeig-Jones (d 1986); and was a yr brother of the 11th and 12th viscounts.

He was born 3 Jan, 1951, married 1980 (div 1993), June Carrington, by whom he had issue, a son, David  Charles, who was b 1981.

Funeral at St John the Baptist Church, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, 23 June, 2014.


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The Baron Templeman, MBE, PC 1920-2014

_.The Baron Templeman, MBE, PC, who died 4 June, 2014, aged 94, was a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1982-95, and created a life peer. Sydney William Templeman was  born 3 March, 1920, son of Herbert William Templeman. Knighted 1972, PC 1978, Baron, 1982, &c.   Married 1946, Margaret Joan (d 1988), dau of Morton Rowles, by whom he has issue.

Funeral at St Leonard's Church, Exeter, Tues 8 July.

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Rufus William Henry Orde-Powlett (b 2014)

_.Katie J. Orde-Powlett (nĂ©e 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 son, Rufus William Henry, 1 June, 2014, a brother for Hector, Flora, and Cressida.

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, June 10, 2014

Graham-Watson/Campbell engagement

_. The engagement has been announced betweeen Capt Florian Graham-Watson, Irish Guards (b 6 Dec, 1986), scion of that landed family, second son of Mr Andrew FitzJames Graham-Watson (b 22 Jan,1957), of Longworth, Oxon, by his wife the former Brigitte Jeanson,dau of Pierre Jeanson, of Paris, & Dr Ceclia Campbell, dau of Mr &  Mrs Robert Campbell, of Rockport, Maine, USA.

Capt Florian Graham-Watson is a kinsman of HRH The Duke of Cambridge (his gt-gt-gt-grandfather was a brother of Lady Fermoy, wife of the 1st Baron), & Capt Graham-Watson  has recently been appointed Equerry to HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

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Monday, June 09, 2014

Middleton/Poynton marriage

_.HRH The Duchess of  Cambridge was present at the Dorchester Hotel, London, 30 May, 2014 at the marriage of her cousin, Mr Adam Middleton, son of Mr & Mrs Richard Middleton, and Miss Rebecca Poynton., 

Ceglowski/Guinness marriage

._The marriage took place on 7 June, 2014 at Fosbury, Wiltshire, between Dominik J. Ceglowski, son of Mr Waldemar Ceglowski, of Karakow, and Mrs Jacqueline Ceglowski, of Dulwich, and Molly Guinness (born 1985), scion of the Barons Moyne (Peerage of the UK, cr 1932) daughter of the Hon Erskine Stuart Richard Guinness (b 1953), of Fosbury, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Louise Mary Elizabeth Dillon-Malone.

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Stoppard/Guinness marriage

_.The marriage took place at Wimborne Minster, Dorset, 7 June, 2014, between Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE, FRLS (b 3 July, 1937),  the playwright, and Miss Sabrina Guinness (b 9 Jan, 1955), scion of the brewing banking dynasty, daughter of the late James Edward Alexander Rundell Guinness (1924-2006), by his wife the former Pauline Vivien Mander.

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The 28th Baron Dacre 1952-2014

_.The Baron Dacre, who  died 8 May, 2014, aged 61, was the 28th holder of the peerage created by writ of  summons in 1321.

Lord Dacre, who lived near Alresford, Hampshire, was a son of the playwright William Douglas-Home, and a nephew of the Prime Minister, Sir Alec Douglas-Home.

He was born 16 May, 1952, only son of the Hon William Douglas-Home (1912-92), by his wife the former Hon Rachel Leila Brand (1929-2012), a peeress in  her own right as 27th Baroness Dacre.

He succeeded to the barony on his mother's death, 25 Dec 2012.

He married in 1979, Christine Stephenson (d 18 May, 2008), dau of William Stephenson, of Royston, Hertfordshire, by whom he had an only child, a daughter, Emily Douglas-Home, who was born 7 Feb, 1983, and now inherits the ancient peerage.

A Thanksgiving Service for Lord Dacre's life took place at East Meon,Hants, 20 May.

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Lord William Frederick Douglas-Hamilton

_.The Duchess of Hamilton & Brandon (b 12 Aug 1976), wife of Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton (b 31 Mar 1978), gave birth to a second son, Lord William Frederick Douglas-Hamilton, 11 May 2014, a brother for Douglas Charles Douglas-Hamilton, styled Marquess of Douglas & Clydesdale, who was born 9 July, 2012.

The Duke of Hamilton & Brandon is the elder son of Angus Alan Douglas [Douglas-Hamilton], 15th Duke of Hamilton (b 13 September 1938, d 5 Jun 2010), by his late former wife Sarah Jane Scott (b. 28 Oct 1945; d. 17 Feb 1994), eldest dau. of Sir Walter Scott, 4th Bt., of Beauclerc, Bywell St Andrews, co. Northumberland.

The Duchess of Hamilton is the former Sophie Ann Rutherford, dau of Mr Hubert Alistair James Rutherford (b 1940), of Roxburghshire and Mrs Isabel Rutherford, of Edinburgh (nee Isabel Waters Taylor), dau of Maj John Aveline Waters Taylor, by his wife the former Ann Mandy,
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Friday, June 06, 2014

Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor (b 2014)

_.The Lady Nicholas Windsor (nee Paola Frankopan), wife of Lord Nicholas Charles Edward Jonathan Windsor (b 1970), second son of HRH The Duke and Duchess of Kent, gave birth to a third son, Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix, 27 May, 2014 

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