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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

3rd Baron Mountevans 1943-2014

_. The 3rd Baron Mountevans (Peerage of the UK, cr 1945), died 21 December, 2014. He was 71.

Edward Patrick Broke Andvord Evans was born 1 Feb, 1943, son of the 2nd Baron Mountevans (1918-74), by his wife the former Deirdre Grace O'Connell (d 16 Sept, 1997), and succeeded to the peerage on the death of his father, 12 Dec, 1974.

Lord Mountevans marrieds 20 Jul, 1974, Johanna Maria Keyzer, dau of Antonius Franciscus Keyzer, of The Hague, Netherlands. No issue.

He is succeeded in the title by his younger brother, the Hon Jeffrey Richard de Corban Evans, who was born 13 May, 1948.

Funeral at All Saints' Church, Milford-on-Sea, Monday 12 January, 2015.

Hon Isla Astrid Florence Wrottesley (b 2014)

_. The Baroness Wrottesley, wife of the 6th Baron Wrottesley (born 10 Aug, 1968), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Isla Astrid Florence Wrottesley, in Zurich, 16 Dec, 2014, a sister for the Hon Victor, the Hon Magnus, and the Hon Luca.

Lord Wrottesley marr. 2001 Sascha Antoinette d of Urs SCHWARZENBACH of Oxfordshire and Switzerland. 

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3rd Baron Bicester 1932-2014

_. The 3rd Baron Bicester (Peerage of the UK, cr 1938), died 11 December, 2014, aged 82.

Angus Edward Vivian Smith, 3rd holder of the peerage, was born 20 Feb 1932, second son of Lt-Col the Hon Stephen Edward Vivian Smith (1903-52), by his 1st wife the former Eleanor Hewitt, and succeeded to the barony on the demise of his uncle, the 2nd Baron, 15 Jan, 1968.

Lord Bicester was unmarried. The peerage now devolves upon his younger brother, the Hon Hugh Charles Vivian Smith, who was born 8 Nov, 1934.

The funeral takes place at York Minster, 8 January, 2015.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Hon Alfred Wellesley (b 2014)

Jemma Madeleine Wellesley, styled Countess of Mornington (nee Kidd, b 20 Sept 1974), wife of Arthur Gerald Wellesley, styled Earl of Mornington (b 31 Jan 1978), gave birth to a son, the Hon Alfred Wellesley, 10 December, 2014, a brother for Arthur Darcy, styled Viscount Wellesley, and the Lady Mae Madeleine Wellesley, 

 The infant is a grandson for the Marquess of Douro and the Marchioness of Douro (nee von Preussen, a
descendant of Queen Victoria, via the German Emperor William II); and  a great-grandson for the 8th Duke of Wellington, KG, LVO, OBE, MC, DL (b 2 Jul 1915).
The Countess of Mornington is a descendant paternally of the Barons Beaverbrook and descended maternally from the Hodge Bts.
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Goldsmith/Jones marriage

_. The marriage took place, 19 December, 2014, of  Benjamin James {Ben} Goldsmith (born 1980), son of the late Sir James Michael Goldsmith (1933-97), by his wife the former Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart (b 1937), scion of the Marquesses of Londonderry (Marquess, Ire, 1816), & Miss Jemima Jones (b circa 1987), model, daughter of Edward Jones, acthitect, by his wife, Margot, and sister of film-maker Quentin Jones, &c.

Ben Goldsmith is a grandson maternally of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry. His first marriage which ended in divorce was to Kate Emma Rothschild, scion of the Barons Rothschild.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

McCorquodale/Moore engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 December, 2014, between George McCorquodale (born 1984), scion of that landed family, son of Mr Neil Edmund McCorquodale, of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, by his wife the former Lady (Elizabeth) Sarah Lavinia Spencer (born 1955), scion of the Earls Spencer (Peerage of GB, cr 1765), & Miss Bianca Moore, daughter of Mr & Mrs Gavin Moore, of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

George McCorquodale is a first cousin of TRH The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales, &c, and is a grandson of the late 8th Earl Spencer.

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Soto/Arbuthnott engagement

__. The engagement was announced 19 December, 2014, between Juan Esteban Soto, son of Senor Juan Esteban Soto, and Senora Maria Luz Hormazabal, of Santiago, Chile, and the Hon Rachel Sarah Arbuthnott (born 1979), scion of the Viscounts of Arbuthnott (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1641), second daughter of the 17th Viscount of Arbuthnott (b 1950), of Kincardineshire, by his wife the former Jill Mary Farquharson.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lady Barbara Maureen Ricardo 1921-2014

_. The Lady Barbara Maureen Ricardo, who died 13 December, 2014, aged 93, was a scion of the Earls of Wharncliffe (Earl, UK, cr 1876).

She was the former Lady Barbara Maureen Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, born 26 Aug, 1921, third daughter of the 3rd Earl of Wharncliffe (1892-1953), of Wortley Hall.,near Sheffield, by his wife the former Lady Maud Lillian Elfrida Mary Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, scion of the Earls Fitzwilliam (ext 1979), eldest dau of the 7th Earl Fitzwilliam, KCVO, DSO.

Lady Barbara's brother, the 4th Earl of Wharncliffe died in 1987 when his peerages passed to a distant cousin in the United States.

She married 23 June, 1943, David Cecil Ricardo, only son of Maj Louis Ferdinand Ricardo, by whom she had issue, two sons, Dorrien and Richard.

Funeral at St Leonard's Church, Wortley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 6 January, 2015.

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Michael Wyndham Norton Hughes-Hallett 1926-2014

_. Michael Wyndham Norton Hughes-Hallett, late lieutwho died 13 December, 2014, aged 88, was a scion of that landed family, formerly of Higham. He was born 10 Nov, 1926, son of Lt-Col James Vavasour Hughes-Hallett (b 1899), by his wife the former Marjorie Collard; married 19 Oct, 1948, Penelope Anne, elder dau of Capt Sydney George Fairbairn, MC, of Patience Close, Steventon, Hampshire, by whom he had issue. __.Funeral at St Lawrence's Church, Barton on the Heath, 9 January, 2015.

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Ilsa Chandos-Pole (died 2014)

_. Ilsa Jill Chandos-Pole, who died 12 December, 2014, aged 100, was the widow of the late Maj John Walkelyne Chandos-Pole (b 4 Nov, 1913), sometime head of the Chandos-Pole landed family, of Radbourne Hall, Kirk Langley, Derbyshire. She was Ilsa Jill Barstz, daughter of Emil Ernst Barstz, of Zurich, and married Maj Chandos-Pole, 19 March, 1947. She had two children, son Peter Sacheverell, born 21 Feb, died 22 Feb, 1949, and a daughter, (Margaret) Anne, born 20 Nov, 1952. She is survived by her daughter, Annie, and two grandchildren, Edward and Charlie. The funeral takes place at St Andrew's Church, Radbourne, Derbys, 7 January, 2015.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Eaves/Keir marriage

_. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the marriage, at Chelsea Old Church, 13 December, 2014, of Mr Thomas Edward Eaves, son of Mr & Mrs Roger Eaves, of Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, & Miss Elizabeth Helen (Libby) Keir, daughter of Mr & Mrs Kenneth Keir, of Pinkneys Green, Berkshire.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sarah Anne Staples 1951-2014

_. Sarah Anne Staples, who died at Swindon, 3 December, 2014, aged 63, was the sister of Capt Mark Phillips, first husband of the Princess Royal, and a descendant of the Tiarks landed family, formerly of Foxbury.

She was born Sarah Anne Phillips, 25 March, 1951, only daughter of Maj Peter William Garside Phillips, MC (1920-98), by his wife the former Anne Patricia Tiarks (1926-88), and married 9 May, 1981, Francis A. (Frank) Staples, son of Maj A.J. Staples.. No issue of the marriage.

Funeral at the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Great Somerford, Wiltshire, Friday 19 December, 2014.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Owen/Hulse engagement

__. The engagement was announced 9 December, 2014, between Frederick G. Owen, son of Barry & Susanne Owen, of Cheshire, & Roseanne E. Hulse (b 1989) scion of the Hulse baronets (Baronet, GB, cr 1739), daughter of (Edward) Michael Westrow Hulse (b 1959), of Hampshire, by his wife the former Doone A. Brotherton.

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Friday, December 05, 2014

Howard/Childs engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 December, 2014, between the Hon Bernard Nicholas Howard (b 1976), son of the Baron Howard of Lympne,CH, PC, QC, life peer (b 1941)  who as Michael Howard was a Conservative MP and leader of the Conservative party, by his wife the former Sandra Clare Paul, fashion model, daughter of Wing Cdr Saville Paul (see Earls of Home) & Miss E.A. (Betsy) Childs, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Larry Childs, of Birmingham, Alabama.

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Elizabeth Ann Baroness Kennet (d 2014)

_. Elizabeth Ann Baroness Kennet, who died 30 November, 2014., aged 91, was the widow of Wayland Hilton Young, 2nd Baron Kennet (1923-2009) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1935).

She was the former Elizabeth Ann Adams, daughter of Capt Bryan Fullerton Adams, DSO, RN, of Hacheston, Suffolk, and married the then Wayland Young in 1948. Her husband succeeded to the peerage in 1960, and died 7 May, 2009.

Lady Kennet leaves issue, a son, William Aldus Thoby Young, 3rd Baron Kennet, and five daughters. 

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Baroness Soulsby of Swaffham Priory (died 2014)

_. The Baroness Soulsby of Swaffham Priory, who died 30 November, 2014, was the wife of the life peer (Ernest Jackson) Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby {b 23 Jun, 1926}, and step-mother of John & Katrina Soulsby. Her husband, an academic, was professor of Animal Pathology, University of Cambridge, 1978-93, created a life peer as Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Priory, of Swaffham Priory, co Cambridge, in 1990.

She was the former (Georgina Elizabeth) Annette Williams, daughter of John Whitmore Williams, of Cambridge, and married Lord Soulsby in 1962.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Patricia Mary Culme-Seymour (died 2014)

_. Patricia Mary Culme-Seymour, who died 27 November, 2014, aged 86, was the second wife &widow of the late Lt-Cdr Gerald Henry Hobart Culme-Seymour, RN (1914-73), scion of the Culme-Seymour baronets (Bart, UK, cr 1809).

She was the former Patricia Mary Hewetson, daughter of Edward Pearson Hewetson, JP, of The Craig, Windermere, and married firstly, 12 Jan 1952 (div 1958), the 3rd Viscount Cross (1920-2004) ( Visc, UK, cr 1886), by whom she had issue, 2 daughters, Venetia and Nicola; married 2ndly, 1960, Gerald Ciulme-Seymour, by she had another daughter, Caroline.

Funeral at the Priory, Cartmel, Cumbria, 9 Dec, 2014.

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Lady Juliet Margaret Townsend, DCVO 1941-2014

_. The Lady Juliet Margaret Townsend, DCVO, who died 29 November, 2014, aged 73, was a scion of the extinct Earls of Birkenhead (Ext 1985), and served as Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, 1965-71, and later as Extra Lady-in-Waiting until HRH's death in 2002.

She was the former Lady Juliet Smith, born 9 Sept, 1941, a granddaughter of F.E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead; daughter of the 2nd Earl of Birkenhead (1907-75), by his wife the former Hon Sheila Berry, scion of the Viscounts Camrose, and a Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.

Lady Juliet married 1970, John Richard Townsend, by whom she had issue, three daughters, Eleanor, Alice and Margaret.

A Memorial Service is to take place at All Saints', Northampton.

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