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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Birkbeck/Trenchard engagement

__. The engagement was announced 18 November, 2017, between Oliver Benjamin Birkbeck (born 1973), scion of the Birkbeck landed gentry family and descended from the Royal House, son of John Oliver Charles Birkbeck (b 1936) of Litcham Hall, Norfolk, by his wife the former Hermione Anne Dawes {descended from the Armytage Bts} & the Hon Laura Mary Trenchard (b 1987), scion of the Viscounts Trenchard, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Trenchard (born 1951) of Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire, by his wife the former Hon Fiona Elizabeth Morrison (b 1954), daughter of the 2nd Viscount Margadale.

Oliver Birkbeck is a direct descendant of King William IV and his mistress, Dororthea Jordan.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chastel de Boinville/Cookson engagement

__. engagement was announced 16 November, 2017, between Nicolai (Nico) Chastel de Boinville, jockey, scion of that landed family, of Walkern Hall, Stevenage, Herfordshire, son of Mr Simon Murdoch Chastel de Boinville, of Baughurst, Hampshire, and the late Mrs Shaunagh Chastel de Boinville (d 2016), & Serena Louise Cookson [born 1986], descended from the Barons Hemphill, daughter of Robert Edwin Cookson (descended from the Viscounts Falmouth), by his wife the former Hon Angela Mary Martyn Hemphill (b 1953), daughter of the 5th Baron Hemphill.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Parker/Proby engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 November, 2017, between Mr Christopher W.H. Parker, son of Mr & Mrs Michael Parker, of Jupes Hill, Dedham, Essex, & [Frances] Rose Gwyneth Proby [b 1986], scion of the Proby baronets, third daughter of Sir William Proby, 3rd Baronet [b 1949], of Elton Hall, Peterborough, by his wife the former Meredyth Anne Brentnall.

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Magnus/Hendry engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 Nov, 2017, between Thomas Henry Philip Magnus (born 30 Sept, 1985), son and heir of Sir Laurence Magnus, 3rd Baronet (b 24 Sept, 1955), of Bungay, Suffolk, by his wife the former Jocelyn Mary Stanton, & Clementine A. Hendry, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Hendry, of Wimbledon, London.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

König/Fortescue engagement

__. The engagement was announced, 13 November, 2017, between Robert L.L. König, son of Dr Harold and Dr Andrée König, & the Lady Lucy Beatrice Fortescue (born 1983), scion of the Earls Fortescue, third daughter of the 8th Earl Fortescue (b 10 May, 1951), by his wife the former Julia Sowrey.

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Woodhouse/McCorquodale engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 Nov, 2017, between Mr George Woodhouse,, younger son of Mr Philip J. Woodhouse and the late Mrs Sarah J. [Pudding] Woodhouse [nee George], & Celia Rose McCorquodale (born 1989), scion of that landed family, & niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, younger daughter of Mr Neil McCorquodale by his wife the former Lady [Elizabeth] Sarah Lavinia Spencer [b 1955], eldest daughter of the late 8th Earl Spencer.

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Baron Hutchinson of Lullington, QC 1915-2017

__. The Lord Hutchinson of Lullington, QC, who has died aged 102, was a life peer, leading criminal barrister, whose extraordinary career included the defence of Christine Keeler and the spy George Blake.

Jeremy Nicolas Hutchinson was born 28 March, 1915, the son of St John Hutchinson, QC, by his wife the former Mary Barnes.

Called to the Bar in 1939, at the Middle Temple; Bencher 1963; Recorder of Bath 1962-72, and a Recorder of the Crown Court 1972-76; late Chairman of the Trustees of the Tate Gallery; created Baron Hutchinson of Lullington (1978).

Married firstly, 1940 (div 1966) Dame Peggy Ashcroft, the actress, who died in 1991; married secondly, 1966, Mrs June Osborn, daughter of Capt Arthur Capel, scion of the extinct Barons Ribblesdale. He leaves issue from his first marriage.

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Lady Cynthia Rosalie Postan 1918-2017

_. The Lady Cynthia Postan, who died 12 November, 2017, aged 99, was a scion of the Earls of Albemarle.

She was born Lady Cynthia Rosalie Keppel, 25 June, 1918, the second daughter of the 9th Earl of Albemarle (1882-1979), by his first wife Lady Judith Sydney Myee Wynn-Carrington (d 1928), fourth daughter of the 1st and last Marquess of Lincolnshire, KG.

She married 8 Dec, 1944, Professor Michael Moissey Postan (who d 1981), by whom she had issue.

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Baron Imbert, CVO 1933-2017

__. The Lord Imbert, a life peer, died 13 November, 2017. He was 84.

As Sir Peter Imbert he was  Metropolitan Police Commissioner; cr a life peer in 1999,; CVO in 2008, &c.

He married in 1956, Iris Dove, who survives him with their three children.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

The 9th Baron Langford, OBE 1912-2017

_. The Lord Langford, 9th Baron, died 12 November, 2017. He was 105.

Geoffrey Alexander Rowley-Conwy was one of Wales's most colourful characters. He was an officer who staged a hair-raising 1,659-mile escape in a decrepit sailing boat across the Indian Ocean after the fall of Singapore.

He was born 8 March, 1912, the son of Capt Geoffrey Seymour Rowley-Conwy (1877- killed in action at Gallipoli, 1915), by his wife the former Bertha Gabrielle Cochran (d 1984), and was descended from the 1st Baron. He succeeded as 9th holder of the peerage on the death of a kinsman, 19 Aug, 1953.

Lord Langford married firstly, 1939 (div 1956), Ruth St John Murphy (who died in 1991); married 2ndly, in 1957,Grete von Freiesleben, who died in 1973; married thirdly, in 1975, the family nanny, Susan Winifred Denham.

By his second marriage Lord Langford had three sons, and he is succeeded by his third son, the Hon Owain Grenville Rowley-Conwy, who was born 27 December, 1958.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sir Richard Hardy, 5th Baronet 1945-2017

_. Sir Richard Hardy, 5th Baronet, died 10 November, 2017, aged 72.

Richard Charles Chandos Hardy was born 6 Feb, 1945, son of Sir Rupert Hardy, 4th Baronet (1902-97), by his wife the former Hon Diana Joan Allsopp, daughter of the 3rd Baron Hindlip; succeeded to the baronetcy (cr UK 1876), in 1997; married 1972, Venetia Wingfield Digby, scion of that landed family, who survives him, together with their four daughters, Arabella, Jacquetta, Georgina and Henrietta.

Funeral and Remembrance Service to be held at Sherborne Abbey, Wednesday 6 December, 2017.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Hugo Thomas Oliver Brougham (b 2017)

___.Charlotte Emily Brougham (b 1989), wife of Thomas Edward Alexander Brougham (b 1988), descended from the Vestey baronets, gave birth to a son, Hugo Thomas Oliver, 10 November, 2017.

Thomas Edward Alexander (b 1988) s of Nicholas Dominic Leonard BROUGHAM (b 1954), scion of the VESTEY Bts, and Susan Margaret Anne d of Thomas Frederick Vernon MASON. He m c2016 Charlotte Emily (b 1989 reg Q2 Herts) d of Andrew J S COX of Harpenden, Hertfordshire and his former w Jane V (b 1962 reg Q2 Middlesex, now Mrs Colston) d of Keith B LIDDELOW and Heather-Anne H PLANT (b c1937 reg Q1 Herts).

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Alison Beatrix Weatherby 1928-2017

__. Alison Beatrix Weatherby, who died 7 November, 2017, aged 88, was descended from the Earls Erne.

She was born Alison Beatrix Pease, in 1928, daughter of Philip Ivan Pease by his wife the former Doris Madeline Crichton; married 1954, Christopher Nicholas Weatherby, MC (1920-2004), by whom she had issue. Her daughter, Clare, is the wife of the 4th Baron Daresbury.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Whaddon, 22 Nov, 2017.

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Abel Smith/Jones engagement

__. The engagement was announced 9 Nov, 2017, between Edward M.I. Abel Smith, scion of the Abel Smith landed family of Woodhall Park, younger son of Mr Ralp Mansel Abel Smith (b 11 Dec, 1946), of Woodhall Park, Hertfordshire, and Mrs Abel Smith, & Georgina H. Jones, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Ivan Jones, of Willowbrook, Berkshire.

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Colonel Henry Michael Edward Cadogan, OBE (d 2017)

__. Colonel Henry Michael Edward Cadogan, OBE, who died 8 November, 2017, aged 82, was a grandson maternally of the 11th Earl of Cavan.

He was the son of Colonel Edward Henry Cadogan (1908-93) by his wife the former Lady Mary Veronica Lambart (1908-89), daughter of the 11th Earl; married 1966, Daphne Jane Richards Mason, by whom he had issue.

Funeral at St Cynfarch and St Mary, Llanfair D.C. at 11 a.m. on Monday 20th November, and a Service of Thanksgiving will be held at the Abbey Church, Beaulieu on Thursday 30th November, 2017.
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Alvin Viscountess Goschen (died 2017)

__. Alvin, Viscountess Goschen, died 8 November, 2017. She was the widow of the 3rd Viscount Goschen.

She was born Alvin Moyanna Lesley England, daughter of Harry England, of Durban, Natal, and married the 3rd Viscount Goschen, KBE, as his second wife, in 1955. He died 22 March, 1977.

Her son, Giles, is the 4th Viscount Goschen.

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Alicia Elizabeth Rose Cayzer (born 2017)

Anna Charlotte Cayzer [nee Coutts Donald, born 1981], wife of the Hon Avon Arthur Cayzer (b 13 Sept 1968), scion of the Barons Rotherwick [Baron, UK, cr 1939], gave birth to a daughter, Alicia Elizabeth Rose, 8 November, 2017, a sister for Arthur, who was born 31 August, 2015.
The Hon Avon Cayzer is the third son of the 2nd Baron Rotherwick [1912-96] by his wife the former Sarah Jane Slade [d 1978], scion of the Slade Baronets.
 
 Anna Cayzer is a daughter of William F.J. Coutts Donald, by his wife the former Priscilla Aldington.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Maj Robert John Grantley Berkeley 1931-2017

___. Maj. Robert John Grantley Berkeley,head of that landed gentry family of Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire & Spetchley Park, Worcester, died 2 November, 2017. He was 86.

He was born 24 July, 1931, son of Capt Robert George Wilmot Berkeley (1898-1969), by his wife the Hon Myrtle Emmeline Theresa Dormer (1907-82), scion of the Barons Dormer; succeeded his father, 1969; was High Sheriff of Worcester (1967); married 25 January, 1967, Georgina Bridget Stirling Home Drummond Moray, scion of that landed family, by whom he had two sons, Charles and Henry.




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John Shaw of Tordarroch (d 2017)

__. John Shaw of Tordarroch, 22nd Chief of the Clan Shaw, died in Majorca, 22 October, 2017, aged 80. He leaves a widow, Silvia, and four children, Rebecca, Iain, Julia and Fiona.

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Davina Countess of Stair 1930-2017

__. Davina Countess of Stair, who died 1 November, 2017, aged 87, was a first cousin of Her Majesty The Queen.

She was born Davina Katherine Bowes Lyon, 2 May, 1930, the only daughter of the Hon Sir David Bowes Lyon, KCVO, (1902-1961), the sixth son of the 14th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, KG, KT, GCVO.

Her father, on whose 28th birthday she was born, was perhaps the favourite sibling of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and the closest in age to Her Majesty.

Davina Bowes Lyon married 14 January, 1960, John Aymer Dalrymple, 13th Earl of Stair, KCVO (1906-96), son of the 12th Earl of Stair (1879-1961) by his wife the former Violet Evelyn Harford.

Lady Stair was widowed 26 Feb, 1996. She leaves three sons, the elder of whom is Jamie, 14th Earl of Stair.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Davina's brother, Sir Simon Bowes Lyon, KCVO, at the funeral which took place at Inch Church, Castle Kennedy, Stranraer, 15 Nov, 2017.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Wilfred Alexander Leofric Houssemayne du Boulay (b 2017)

_. The Lady Rose Margaret Houssemayne du Boulay (b 1982), scion of the Earls Alexander of Tunis, and wife of James Houssemayne du Boulay, of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Wilfred Alexander Leofric, 4 November, 2017.

Lady Rose Houssemayne du Boulay, is a goddaughter of the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and is the elder daughter of the 2nd Earl Alexander of Tunis (b 30 June, 1935), by his second wife, the former Hon Davina Mary Woodhouse, LVO, sometime Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret.

James Houssemayne du Boulay is the son of Mr Robin Houssemayne du Boulay, by his former wife the former Tanya Theresa Judge (now Lady Lowson, wife since 1979 of Sir Ian Lowson, 2nd Baronet).

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Nancy Everil Vernon-Harcourt 1914c-2017

__. Nancy Vernon-Harcourt, who died at Petersfield, 25 October, 2017, aged 103, was the widow of Colonel William Ronald Denis Vernon-Harcourt, OBE, scion of the Barons Vernon.

She was the former Nancy Everil Leatham, scion of that landed family, the only child of Lieutenant-Col. Bertram Henry Leatham, DSO, late the Green Howards, and married, 29 May, 1937, Col William Vernon-Harcourt, by whom she had a son and a daughter.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at All Saints, Denmead, 18 Dec, 2017.

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Thomson/Stirling Home Drummond Moray engagement

__. The engagement was announced 4 November, 2017, between Jamie Thomson, son of Lt-Col and Mrs Alexander Thomson, of Codford, Wiltshire, & Susannah Stirling Home Drummond Moray, scion of that landed family, daughter of John Robert Stirling Home Drummond Moray (b 14 Oct, 1943), of Kinross, Scotland, and Mrs Carole Stirling Home Drummond Moray, of London.

Susannah is a descendant of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry via her grandmother, the former Jeanetta Montagu Douglas Scott.

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Lady Ursula Isabel d'Abo 1916-2017

_. The Lady Ursula d'Abo, who died 2 November, 2017, aged 100, was one of the last surviving aristocrats to participate at the Coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, in May, 1937.

As the 20 year-old Lady Ursula Manners she acted as one of Queen Elizabeth's trainbearers in Westminster Abbey, and later appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on May 12 1937.

Ursula Isabel Manners was born 8 November, 1916, the elder daughter of the 9th Duke of Rutland (1886-1940), by his wife the former Kathleen Tennant.

She married firstly, 25 July, 1943 (div1947)Anthony Freire Marreco, RNVR, scion of that landed family, only son of the late Geoffrey Marreco. She resumed her maiden name, and married 2ndly, 22 Nov, 1951, Robert Erland Nicolai d'Abo, scion of that landed family, elder son of Gerard Louis d'Abo, by whom she had issue, two sons and a daughter.

Lady Ursula's brother, Lord Roger Manners, died in recent weeks.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Colquhoun of Luss/Norris marriage

__. The marriage took place 29 July, 2017, at St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford, between Fergus Alexander Mears Colquhoun (b 1991), scion of the Colquhoun baronets, of Luss, son of Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss, 9th Baronet (b 20 Dec, 1947), by his 2nd wife, the former Katharine Mears, & Miss Rachel N. Norris, daughter of Professor James & the Rev. Julie Norris, of Barrington, Cambridgeshire.

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Hon Simon Aubrey Robin Hood Hastings-Bass 1950-2017

__. Hon Simon Hastings-Bass, who died 6 October, 2017, aged 67, was a scion of the Earls of Huntingdon, the younger brother, and heir presumptive of the 16th Earl.
 
He was born 2 May, 1950. second son of Peter Robin Hood Hastings-Bass (1920-64) by his wife the former Priscilla Bullock, scion of the Bullock baronets and descended from the Earls of Derby.
 
His elder brother, William, succeeded to the Earldom (cr 1529) in 1990, and in 1992 Simon was raised to the rank of the younger son of an earl.
 
The heir presumptive to the peerage is now a younger brother, the Hon John Hastings-Bass, who was born 5 June, 1954.
 
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sir Robert Bruce-Gardner, 3rd Baronet (1943-2017)

__. Sir Robert Bruce-Gardner, 3rd Baronet, has died at the age of 74.

Robert Henry Bruce-Gardner was born 10th June, 1943, only son of Sir Douglas Bruce-Gardner, 2nd Baronet, by his first wife the former Monica Flummerfelt Jefferson, dau of Prof Sir Geoffrey Jefferson, CBE, FRS; married 1979, Veronica Ann Hand-Oxborrow, daughter of the late Rev. W.E. Hand, by whom he had issue.

Sir Robert is succeeded in the baronetcy (cr UK 1945), by his son, Thomas Edmund Peter, born 28 January, 1982.

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Anthony Charles Gordon-Lennox 1969-2017

_. Anthony Charles Gordon-Lennox, who died 7 October, 2017, aged 48, was a scion of the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon, and a first cousin of the current duke.

He was born 29 April, 1969, the son of Lord Nicholas Gordon-Lennox, KCMG, KCVO (1931-2004), by his wife the former Mary Williamson, LVO (b 1934), sometime Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy, scion of the Williamson baronets. Mr Gordon-Lennox was unmarried.

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Orr-Ewing/Eadie engagement

__. The engagement was announced 31 October, 2017, between Edward A. Orr-Ewing (born 1990), scion of the Orr Ewing baronets, son of the Hon Malcolm Archie Orr-Ewing (b 1946), of Syresham, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Clare Mary Flood, & Olivia Anne Eadie (born 1990), elder daughter of Colonel David Eadie, of Newton Toney, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Camilla F. Beale.

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Herbert Robin Cayzer (born 2017)

__. Allison Cayzer (nee Boynton), wife of the Hon Herbert Robin (Bertie) Cayzer (b 10 Jul 1989), scion of the Barons Rotherwick, gave birth to a son, Herbert Robin, in Boston, Mass., United States, 13 October, 2017.

The Hon Bertie Cayzer is the 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).

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Maj. Nicholas Michael Lancelot Barne, CVO (d 2017)

_. Maj Nicholas Michael Lancelot Barne, CVO, who died 21 October, 2017, aged 73, was sometime private secretary to HRH The Duke of Gloucester, and a descendant of the Orr-Ewing baronets.

He married in 1974, the Hon Janet Elizabeth Maclean (b 1944), daughter of Sir Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean, 11th Bt, The Baron Maclean, KT (life peerage ext 1990), sometime Lord Chamberlain to HM The Queen, by whom he had issue, two sons, Alasdair and Hamish.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The 3rd (and last) Viscount Churchill, OBE 1934-2017

__. The 3rd Viscount Churchill, OBE, investment banker, died 18 October, 2017. He was 83.

Victor George Spencer was born posthumously, 31 July, 1934, son of the 1st Viscount Churchill, GCVO (1864-1934), sometime Lord Chamberlain to King Edward VII, by his second wife the former Christine McRae Sinclair (later Lady Oliphant); succeeded to the Viscouncty and Barony of Churchill on the death of his half-brother, the 2nd Viscount, 21 Dec, 1973; unmarried.

The viscountcy of Churchill (created in 1902) now becomes extinct. The 3rd Viscount is succeeded in the barony of Churchill (created in 1815) by his second cousin once removed, Richard Harry Ramsay Spencer, born 11 Oct, 1926, who becomes the 6th Baron Churchill.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Lady Jean Sybil Violet Fforde 1920-2017

_. The Lady Jean Fforde, who died 13 October, 2017, aged 96, was a scion of the Dukes of Montrose, born in 1920, as Lady Jean Sybil Violet Graham, dau of the 6th Duke of Montrose (1878-1954), by his wife the former Lady Mary Louise Douglas-Hamilton (1884-1957), scion of the Dukes of Hamilton; married 1947 (div 1957)Col John Patrick Ilbert Fforde, CBE (1910-93), by wehom she had issue, one son, Charles John Graham Fforde, born 1948.



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Laurence Alfred Douglas Hope Henderson (b 2017)

_. Cecily Henderson (nee Breese), wife of Alexander Storm David Hope Henderson (born 1982), scion of the Barons Faringdon, gave birth to a son, Laurence Alfred Douglas Hope, 13 Oct, 2017.

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Sturgis/Kent marriage

__. The marriage took place 22 Sept, 2017, between Toby Russell Sturgis (born 1947), son of Maj Peter Sturgis (1914-86) by his wife the former Rachel Sybil Borthwick (1914-98) scion of the baronets of that name, and Mrs Anna Christine Kent, of Dauntsey, co Wilts.




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Ponsonby/Sutton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 Oct, 2017, between Frederick Edward Ponsonby (born 1986), scion of the Ponsonby baronets, younger son of Sir Charles Ponsonby, 3rd Baronet (b 1951) of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Mary Priscilla Bromey Davenport, scion of that landed family, & Joanna Kate Sutton (born 1987), daughter of Robert Hiles Sutton (b 1954), of Newton Valence, Hampshire, by his wife the former Carola Jane Dewey (b 1955), scion of the Dewey baronets.

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(John) Christopher Alastair Buchan-Hepburn 1963-2017

_. (John) Christopher Alastair Buchan-Hepburn, who died 11 October, 2017, aged 54, was a scion of the Buchan-Hepburn baronets and heir apparent to that baronetcy, born 9 March, 1963, son of Sir (John) Alastair Trant Kidd Buchan-Hepburn of Smeaton Hepburn, 7th Baronet (born 27 June, 1931), by his wife the former Georgina Elizabeth Turner; married 1990, Andrea, daughter of Kenneth Unwin, by whom he had issue. His elder son, (John) James Christopher Thomas Buchan-Hepburn, who was born 1 Dec, 1992, is now the heir to the baronetcy (cr UK 1815).

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Friday, October 06, 2017

Miss Mary Wellesley 1915-2017

__. Miss Mary Wellesley, who died 28 September, 2017, aged 102, was a scion of the Dukes of Wellington.

She was born posthumously, 8 January, 1915, second daughter of Capt Lord Richard Wellesley, of the Grenadier Guards (1879-1914), who was killed in action, 29 Oct, 1914, by his wife the former Louise Nesta Pamela FitzGerald (died 1946),, daughter of Sir Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Baronet, CVO, 20th Knight of Kerry. Her mother married secondly, in 1917, her first husband's brother, Major Lord George Wellesley (1889-1967).

Mary Wellesley was a granddaughter of the 4th Duke of Wellington, KG, GCVO (1849-1934). She was unmarried.

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Boscawen/Dyer engagement

__. The engagement was announced 6 October, 2017, between Veryan John Hugh Boscawen (born 1987), scion of the Viscounts Falmouth, elder son of Colonel Hugh Geoffrey Robert Boscawen (born 1954), by his wife the former Alexandra Mary-Monique Eden, & Tamara C. Dyer, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Leslie Dyer.

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Cotton/Bridges engagement

_. The engagement was announced 6 October, 2017, between Edward D. Cotton, elder son of Mr Neil Cotton, of Fernhurst, west Sussex, and Mrs Christine Cotton, of Poole, Dorset, & the Hon Camilla Frances Iona Bridges (born 1985), middle daughter of the 3rd Baron Bridges (born 25 Jul 1954), of Berwick St John, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Angela Margaret Collinson.

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Cleopatra Frederica Madeline von Westenholz (b 2017)

__. To Caroline Anna Christine Sieber and Frederick Patrick Piers von Westenholz, a daughter, Cleopatra Drederica Madeline, born 29 September, 2017, a sister for Electra, who was born 15 Dec, 2015.

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Burke/Kennedy engagement

__. The engagement was announced 5 Oct, 2017, between Daniel J. Burke, son of Marshall and Carol Burke, of Ohio, United States, and the Lady Alicia-Jane Lesley Kennedy (born 1981), daughter of the 8th Marquess of Ailsa (1956-2015), by his wife the former Dawn Leslie Anne Keen.



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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Pamela Lady Blunden (d 2017)

__. Pamela Lady Blunden, who died 15 September, 2017, aged 94, was the widow of the 6th Baronet, of Castle Blunden, Kilkenny, Ireland, who died in 1985. She was the former Pamela Purser.

Funeral Service to be held at St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny on 29th September 2017.

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Thomas Patrick Milne Home (b 2017)

__. Katherine Elizabeth Jane Milne Home (nee Wright, b 1984), wife of Michael John Milne Home (b 1981), scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Thomas Patrick, 14 September, 2017.

Michael John (b 1981 reg Kirkcaldy ref 421/688) s of Patrick George A. MILNE HOME, scion of the Scots gentry family HOME-ROBERTSON (formerly Milne Home) of Wedderburn and Paxton, by his 1975 m (reg Huntly ref 317/46) to (Grace) Caroline (b 1951 reg Aberdeen Southern Districk ref 168/2 566) d of J A INGLEBY of Invermarkie, Glass, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

He m c2015 Katherine Elizabeth Jane (b 1984) d of Malcolm WRIGHT and Sylvia Araby Jane (b 1954, d of Nicholas Cole McCLINTOCK CBE (1916-2001), scion of the Irish gentry family of that name and of the Scots ELPHINSTONE family, and Pamela Sylvia MANSEL (b 1926), scion of the Bts of that name).

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Hon Rose Wynsome Monckton 1937-2017

_. The Hon Rose Monckton, who died 23 September, 2017, aged 80, was a scion of the Viscounts Galway.

She was born Rose Wynsome Monckton, 11 March, 1937, daughter of the 11th Viscount (1900-80), by his wife, the former Kathleen Joyce Musgrave (1903-75), scion of the Musgrave baronets. Unmarried.

 Funeral Service to be held at St Peter & St Paul Church, Chiselborough, Somerset, Friday 13 Oct, 2017.

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Lady Paulina Mary Louise Hadley 1930-2017

__. The Lady Paulina Hadley, who died 25 September, 2017, aged 87, was a scion of the Earls of Cottenham.

She was born Lady Paulina Mary Louise Pepys, 14 June, 1930, second daughter of the 6th Earl of Cottenham (1903-43), by his wife the former Sybil Venetia Taylor (who was later Countess of Devon, wife of the 17th Earl); married 1973, Denis Bernard Hadley.

The funeral is at St Clement's Church, Powderham, Devon, Monday 30 October, 2017.

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Hon Catherine Frances Lilian Bream (d 2017)

__. The Hon Catherine Bream (nee Berry), who died 27 September, 2017, was a scion of the Viscounts Kemsley, daughter of the 2nd Viscount (1909-99) by his wife the former Lady Helen Candida Hay (1913-2011), scion of the Marquesses of Tweeddale.

She married in 1969, Richard Douglas Fowler Bream (b 1936), by whom she had issue.

 Funeral Service will be held at St Mary the Virgin, Osgathorpe on 16th October, 2017.

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Henry Wolfe Bullock-Webster (born 2017)

__. Lucinda Jane Bullock-Webster (nee Tar, born 1981), wife of Captain James Richard H.L. Bullock-Webster, Irish Guards,. (b 1981)— gave birth to a son, Henry Wolfe, 18 September, 2017, in London, a brother for Evelyn & Pandora.

Capt Bullock-Webster is the only son of Lieutenant Colonel Robin James Stirling Bullock-Webster (b 1944), of South Kensington, by his wife the former Maria Della Buenaño.

Lucinda Bullock-Webster is the younger daughter of Major (Leslie) Christopher Tar, of Compton, Devon, by his wife the former Jacqueline Westaway.

Capt Bullock-Webster's mother married 1stly 1971, the 6th Earl Cowley (1946-75), who collapsed and died suddenly whilst playing squash at the age of 29. Maria Countess Cowley married Lt-Col Robin Bullock-Webster in 1980. Capt B-W has 2 half-sisters, Lady Alexia Wellesley, b 1973, and Lady Caroline Wellesley b 1976 (posthumously).

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Eloise Alexandra Baring/Henry Windham Rowland Baring (born 2017)

__. Jennifer M. Baring (nee Wredberg), wife of Rowley (Dan) Mark Thomas Baring (b 1977), scion of the Earls of Cromer (cr 1901), gave birth to twins, a daughter, Eloise Alexandra, and a son, Henry Windham Rowland, 6 September, 2017.

Rowley Baring, sometime Page of Honour to HM Queen Elizabeth II, is the elder son of the Hon Vivian John Rowland Baring (b 1950), of Gloucestershire, by his wife (and cousin) the former Lavinia Gweneth Baring.

Jennifer Baring is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs Lars Wredberg, of Vienna, Austria.

Rowley Baring is a grandson of the late 3rd Earl of Cromer. His mother, Lavinia, was Lady-in-Waiting to Diana, Princess of Wales, 1981-92.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Lord Roger David Manners 1925-2017

__. Lord Roger Manners, who has died aged 92, was a scion of the Dukes of Rutland, born 23 September, 1925, third son of the 9th Duke of Rutland (1886-1940).

His mother was the former Kathleen Tennant (who died in 1989), scion of the Barons Glenconner.

Lord Roger, who lived at Heddington, Wiltshire, married 8 March, 1965, Finola St Lawrence Daubeney, by whom he had two daughters, Moira, born in 1966, and Phoebe, who was born in 1968.

The funeral takes place 18 Oct, 2017, at Belvoir Castle, seat of his nephew, the 11th Duke of Rutland.

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

12th Viscount Galway 1922-2017

_. The 12th Viscount Galway died 30 September, 2017. He was 94.

George Rupert Monckton, later Monckton-Arundell, was born 13 Oct, 1922, son of Flight-Lt Philip Marmaduke Mockton, RCAF (1892-1965) by his wife the former Lavender O'Hara; succeeded to the viscountcy, in the peerage of Ireland, upon his cousin's death, 30 January, 1980.

He married 12 Oct, 1944, Fiona Margaret Taylor (who died in 2010), by whom he had issue, a son, and three daughters.

The peerages (the viscountcy and a barony), devolve upon his Lordship's only son, the Hon [John] Philip Monckton-Arundell, who was born 8 April, 1952.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lady Michael Fitzalan Howard c1919-2017

__. Lady Michael Fitzalan Howard, who died 23 September, 2017, aged 98, was the second wife, and widow of Major-Gen Lord Michael Fitzalan-Howard, KCVO, CB, CBE, MC (1916-2007), scion of the Dukes of Norfolk.

She was Victoria Winifred (Vita) Russell, daughter of Colonel Reginald Russell, CVO, CBE, DSO, and married firstly, 1949, Maj Sir Mark Baring, KCVO (1916-88), scion of the Earls of Cromer, by whom she had 2 daughters; married 2ndly, 1997, Maj-Gen Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard, yr brother of the 17th Duke of Norfolk.

Her elder daughter, Lavinia, was Extra Lady-in-Waiting to Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Vesper Evelyn Tyler (born 2017)

_. The Hon Lucinda Jane Tyler (b 21 Apr, 1976), scion of the Barons Stamp, and wife of Michael Tyler, gave birth to a daughter, Vesper Evelyn, 14 September, 2017.

Michael Tyler is the son of Mr Terrence Tyler and the late Lyn Tyler, of Morpeth, Northumberland, & the Hon Lucinda Tyler is a daughter of the 4th Baron Stamp (b 18 Sept, 1935), by his second wife, the former Carol Anne Russell.

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Lyon-Smith/Tollemache engagement

__. The engagement was announced 27 September, 2017, between Mr W.H. (Harry) Lyon-Smith, son of the late Mr & Mrs David Lyon-Smith, of Gidleigh, Devon, & Juliet Elsie Tollemache (born 1974), scion of the Barons Tollemache, daughter of Mr Michael Humphrey Tollemache (b 1930), of Tollemache Hall, near Ipswich, by his wife the former Gay O'Grady Thompson.

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Pelham/Kermiche engagement

__. The engagement was announced 27 September, 2017, between the Hon William Charles John Walter Pelham (born 28 December, 1991), second son of the 8th Earl of Yarborough (born 5 Nov, 1963), by his wife the Countess of Yarborough (nee Anna-Karin Zecevic), of Brocklesby, Lincolnshire, & Anissa Kermiche, daughter of the late Mr Larbi Kermiche & Ms Hamida Trabelsi, of Paris, France.

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Veronica Countess of Lucan (died 2017)

__. Veronica Countess of Lucan, wife of the 7th Earl of Lucan, was found dead at her home in Belgravia, 26 September, 2017. She was 80.

Lady Lucan was born Veronica Mary Duncan, daughter of Major Charles Moorhouse Duncan, MC, and married, 28 Nov, 1963, Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, by whom she had issue, a son, and two daughters.

following the disappearance of his father (who if still living is wanted for questioning by the police in connection with the murder of his children's nanny, Sandra Rivett), Mr Justice Morritt, sitting in the Chancery Division of the High Court on 11 Dec 1992, gave the Trustees of the then Lord Bingham liberty to administer the 7th Earl of Lucan's estate under the presumption that he was dead; leave was also granted to have the 7th Earl of Lucan's death sworn in the Family Division of the High Court; following the custom of succession in undisputed Irish peerages, Lord Bingham assumed his father's title as 8th Earl of Lucan and on 8 Dec 1998 he applied to the Lord Chancellor for a writ of summons to the House of Lords as Baron Bingham (a United Kingdom peerage created in 1934 for his great-grandfather) but was refused; it remains open to him to apply to the Registrar of Peerages for inclusion on the Peerage Roll as Earl of Lucan.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

North David Monnington More Nisbett (born 2017)

__. Charlotte F.D. More Nisbett (nee Davison), wife of William D.H. (Billy) More Nisbett, scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, North David Monnington, 18 September, 2017.

Billy More Nisbett, descended from the Earls of Stair, is the son of George Alan More Nisbett, of The Drum, Edinburgh, by his wife the former Patrea MacDonald.

Charlotte More Nisbett is a daughter of the late Mr David Davison and of Mrs Davison, of North Canterbury, New Zealand.

Billy's great-great-grandmother was Lady Agnes Dalrymple, dau of the 9th Earl of Stair.

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Lady Mary Rosemary Marie-Gabrielle Mansel Lewis (1930-2017)

_. The Lady Mary Mansel Lewis, who died 7 September, 2017, aged 87, was a scion of the Earls of Wharncliffe.

She was born Lady Mary Rosemary Marie-Gabrielle Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 11 June, 1930, fourth daughter of the 3rd Earl of Wharncliffe (1892-1953), by his wife the former Lady Maud Lilian Elfreda Mary Wentworth-Fitzwilliam (died 1979), daughter of the 7th Earl Fitzwilliam; married 15 Apr, 1953, Sir David Courtenay Mansel Lewis, KCVO (1927-2009) of Sradley Castle, Llanelli, by whom she had issue.

She was a sister of the late 4th Earl of Wharncliffe. Her husband was Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed 1979-2002. He died 17 Apr, 2009, aged 81.

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Ivo Wood (born 2017)

_. The Hon Henrietta Rose (Hatta) Wood (nee Byng, born 1977), wife of Charles Browne Martin Wood (b 1973), gave birth to a son, Ivo, 12 September, 2017, a brother for Jago (known as Compost) b 2012, and Margot (Maggot), who was born in 2015.

Charles (Charlie) Browne Martin WOOD (b 1973) s of Simon Richard Browne WOOD (b 1947, scion of the WOOLLCOMBE gentry family formerly of ASHBURY) and his former wife Clare Launa FITZALAN HOWARD (b 1949), scion of the Dukes of NORFOLK, the earls of ALBEMARLE and gentry family GREENWOOD of Swarcliffe Hall. He m 2011 Hon Henrietta (Hatta) Rose BYNG (b 1977) d of 11th Viscount TORRINGTON (b 1943) and Susan Honor d of Michael George Thomas WEBSTER, scion of the CONYNGHAM marquesses.

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Maya Romey Alexandra Wilson (born 2017)

__.Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis (b 28 Nov, 1980), wife of Hugo J.A.S. Wilson (b 1982), artist, gave birth to a daughter, Maya Romey Alexandra, 21 September, 2017, a sister for Mafalda Beatrix Maria, who was b 21 Aug, 2015.


Hugo Wilson is the son of Mr Kenneth Wilson, of East Chisenbury, Wiltshire, and Mrs Diana Wilson, of Battersea, London, & Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis is the eldest daughter of Gloria, Princess von Thurn und Taxis (b 23 Feb 1960), (nee Mariae Gloria Ferdinanda Gerda Charlotte Teutonia Franziska Margarethe Frederike Simone Johanna Joachima Josefine Wilhelmine Huberta Countess of Schönburg in Glauchau and Waldenburg)of Schloss St Emmeram, Regensburg, Germany, and the late Johannes, Prince von Thurn und Taxis (1926-1990).
 
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cunning/Durlacher engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 September, 2017, between Matthew R. Cunning, younger son of Mr & Mrs Leslie Cunning, of Calgary, Canada, & Susanna Mary Durlacher (born 1982), younger daughter of Mr William Durlacher, of Langham, Essex, by his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Allhusen (b 1952), scion of that landed family, of Chevenix-Trench descent, &c.

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Buxton/Babington engagement

__. The engagement was announced 23 September, 2017, between Christopher John Noel Buxton (born 1988), scion of the Barons Noel-Buxton, son of the Hon Simon Campden Buxton (1943), of Tormarton, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Alison D. Liddle, & Margaret B. Babington, daughter of Mr & Mrs Joseph Babington, of Mobile, Alabama.

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Arabella Olive Ponsonby (born 2017)

__. Joanna L. Ponsonby (nee Hunt), wife of Arthur Ashley Ponsonby (born 15 Sept, 1984), scion of the Ponsonby baronets (Bt UK, cr 1956), gave birth to a daughter, Arabella Olive, 21 September, 2017.

Arthur Ponsonby is the son and heir of Sir Charles Ashley Ponsonby, 3rd Baronet (b 10 June, 1951), of Woodstock, co Oxford, by his wife the former ,Mary Priscilla Bromley Davenport.

Joanna Ponsonby is a daughter of Mr Thomas Hunt, of Lowdham, co Nottingham, & Mrs Alan Stokoe, of Hexham, Northumberland.
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Hon Stella Beatrice Grace Wallop (born 2017)

___Flora Wallop, styled Viscountess Lymington (nee Pownall), wife of Oliver Henry Rufus Wallop, styled Viscount Lymington (born 22 Dec, 1981), scion of the Earls of Portsmouth (Earl, GB, cr 1743), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Stella Beatrice Grace Wallop, 14 September, 2017.

Viscount Lymington is the only son and heir of the 10th Earl of Portsmouth (b 25 July, 1954), of Farleigh Wallop, Hampshire, by his first wife, the former Candida Frances Juliet McWilliam (now Mrs Candida Dinshaw, of Edinburgh).

Flora Lymington is the second daughter of Mr George Pownall, of London, by his wife the former Elfreda Wadsworth.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Mountain/Pratt engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 September, 2017, between Captain Thomas Denis Edward Mountain, The Blues & Royals (b 14 Aug, 1989), scion of the Mountain baronets, eldest son and heir of Sir Edward Mountain, 4th Baronet (b 19 March, 1961), of Delfur Lodge, Moray, by his wife the former Charlotte Sarah Jesson Pownall, & Bethany Amy Margaret Pratt (b 1987), daughter of Mr Marcus Pratt, of Brighton, West Sussex, by his late wife the former Ruth Blake.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Harry Byatt: son of one of Diana's Ladies in Waiting dies at 19

_. Harry Byatt, who died 6 August, 2017, whilst underwater swimming in Greece, aged 19, was the son of a Lady-in-Waiting to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Harry was the son of Duncan Ian Arthur Campbell Byatt (b 1962), by his wife the former Alexandra Mary Loyd (b 1961), a friend of Diana, Princess of Wales, and one of her ladies in waiting. Harry's maternal grandfather, Sir Julian Loyd, KCVO, of that landed family, was land agent to Her Majesty the Queen at Sandringham, 1964-91.

Alexandra Byatt was an extra Lady in Waiting 1986-91, then Lady-in-Waiting 1991-97.

There will be a memorial service in Scotland on Friday 6 Oct, 2017, at Leargnahension Church, Carse, and a service of thanksgiving in London at St Luke's Church, Ramsden Rd, SW12, on Wednesday 8 November, 2017.

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The 4th Baron Cochrane of Cults 1926-2017

_. The 4th Baron Cochrane of Cults died at his home, 11 September, 2017, aged 90.

Ralph Henry Vere Cochrane was born 20 Sept, 1926, a younger son of the 2nd Baron Cochrane of Cults (1883-1968), by his wife the former Hon Elin Douglas-Pennant (d 1934), fifth daughter of the 2nd Baron Penrhyn; married 18 Dec, 1956, Janet Mary Watson Cheyne, daughter of William Hunter Watson Cheyne, by whom he had issue, two sons.

He succeeded to the barony (cr 1919), on the demise of his elder brother, the 3rd peer, 15 June, 1990.

Lord Cochrane of Cults is survived by his wife, two sons, Thomas and Michael, and two grandchildren, Katherine and Edward.

The peerage now devolves upon his elder son, Thomas, who was born 7 Sept, 1957.

The funeral is at Cults Kirk, Pitlessie, 5 Oct, 2017.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Florence Lucy Heathcoat Amory (born 2017)

_. Lucy Heathcoat Amory (nee Reid), wife of Simon Charles Heathcoat Amory (b 1982), scion of the Heathcoat Amory Baronets (Baronet, UK, cr 1874), gave birth to a third child, a daughter, Florence Lucy, 9 September, 2017, a sister for Arthur and George.

Simon is the elder son of Charles William Heathcoat Amory (b 1945), of South Molton, Devon, and Mrs Harmony Joanna Heathcoat Amory (nee Lyell), of Wylye, Wiltshire, and Lucy Heathcoat Amory is the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Reid, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Rufus Hugh Grenville Cazalet (born 2017)

_. Rowena Cazalet [nee Jones], wife of Peter Thomas Grenville Cazalet [born 1987], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Rufus Hugh Grenville, 24 August, 2017.

Peter Cazalet is a son of Peter Charles Grenville Cazalet [b 1959], by his wife the former Victoria Jane Perry.

Rowena is a daughter of Dr & Mrs Barry Jones, of Lower Swell, Somerset.

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Redmayne/Fane engagement

__. The engagement was announced 18 September, 2017, between Thomas Leo (Tom) Redmayne (born 1987), younger son of Richard Charles Tunstall Redmayne, of Chelsea, London, by his wife the former Patricia A. Burke, & Helena Evelyn Cecily (Nell) Fane (born 1989), scion of the Earls of Westmorland, younger daughter of Mr Edward Hugh Reynardson Fane (born 1957), of Ashley, Hampshire, by his wife the former Suki Serena Mitchell.

Tom Redmayne is a younger brother of the Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sir Christopher Royden, 5th Baronet 1937-2017

_, Sir Christopher Royden, 5th Baronet, died 11 September, 2017. He was 80.

Christopher John Royden was born 26 February, 1937, and succeeded his father, Sir John Ledward Royden, in 1976. Married in 1961, Diana Bridget, the only daughter of Lt-Colonel Joseph Henry Goodhart, MC, by whom he had issue, two sons and a daughter. The baronetcy now passes to his elder son, John Michael Joseph, who was born 17 March, 1965.

A service of thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Bibury, Gloucestershire, 29 September, 2017.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

McColl/Callander engagement

__. The engagement was announced 13 September, 2017, between Robbie T.C. McColl, son of General Sir John and Lady McColl, of Middle Woodford, Wiltshire, & Alice V. Callander, daughter of the late Maj (John) Henry Burn Callander, 9th of Prestonhall (1948-2010), of that landed family, by his wife the former Jacqueline Hulda Crocker.

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MacColl/Jeffreys engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 September, 2017, between George C.A. MacColl, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Christopher MacColl, of Holybourne, Hampshire, & the Hon Alice Mary Jeffreys (born 1986), scion of the Barons Jeffreys, only daughter of the 3rd Baron Jeffreys (born 1957), of Sproxton, Leicestershire, by his wife the former Anne Elizabeth Denarie.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Montagu-Pollock/Matheson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 September, 2017, between Archer William Montagu-Pollock (born 1986), scion of the Montagu-Pollock baronets, second son of Jonathan David Montagu-Pollock (born 1947), of Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Deirdre Clare Binding, and Louisa Alexandra Matilda Matheson (born 1989), scion of the Matheson baronets, daughter of Lt-Col Sir Alexander Matheson, 8th Baronet (b 26 Aug 1954), of Brightwalton, Berkshire, by his wife the former Katharine Davina Mary Oswald (descended from the Marquesses of Exeter).

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Jonkheer Anthony James Hugo Loudon 1966-2017

_. Jonkheer Anthony James Hugo Loudon, who died suddenly, 6 September, 2017, at Tichborne House, aged 51, was descended from the Doughty-Tichborne baronets.

He was born 10 June, 1966, son of Jonkheer John Louson by his wife the former Anne Denise Doughty-Tichborne (b 3 March, 1938), daughter of the 14th baronet; married Catherine Blair, by whom he had issue, three children, Ella, Jamie and Nina.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Cobb/Ferguson marriage

__. The marriage took place ___ September, 2017, at Dummer, Hampshire between Harry Timothy Cobb (b 1985), descended from the Holland-Martin landed family, son of Mr Timothy B Cobb, of Bothampstead, Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire, by his wife the former Emma Rose Holland-Martin (b 5 Sep 1953), & Eliza C.A. Ferguson (b 1986), descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry etc, daughter of the late Maj Ronald Ivor Ferguson, by his second wife the former Susan Rosemary Deptford (now Lady Swinburn, of Dummer Down, Hampshire).
 
Eliza Ferguson is a half-sister of Sarah Duchess of York. The duchess and Princess Beatrice of York were present at the marriage.

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

Hon Alexander David James Mackay (b 2017)

_.Rebecca M Mackay, styled Viscountess Glenapp, wife of Fergus James Keith Mackay, styled Viscount Glenapp (b 9 Jul 1979) scion of the Earls of Inchcape (Earl, UK, cr 1929), gave birth to a son and heir, Alexander David James, 19 August, 2017, a brother for the Hon Leonora Georgina Frances Mackay, who was b 8 August,. 2015.

Viscount Glenapp is the son and heir of the 4th Earl of Inchcape (b 1943), and Countess of Inchcape, of Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire. Viscountess Glenapp is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Jackson, of Cottisford, Northamptonshire. 


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Friday, September 08, 2017

Alexander Mungo Warrender (born 2017)

_. Laura Yseulte Warrender (born 1988, nee Buchan), wife of Jonathan Hew (Jack) Warrender (born 1985), scion of the Barons Bruntisfield, gave birth to a son, Alexander Mungo, at Glasgow, 3 September, 2017.

Jack Warrender is a son of Hon Jonathan James WARRENDER (b 1954, s of 2nd Baron BRUNTISFIELD (1921-2007)) and Fiona Mary LAING (b 1954), scion of the STAIR earls, etc.

Laura Warrender is a dau of Hon Charles Walter Edward Ralph BUCHAN (b 1951, s of 3rd Baron TWEEDSMUIR (1916-2008)) and Fiona Jane (b 1953 reg Q4 Staffordshire) d of Capt Edmund Paul CARLISLE (b 1922 reg Q3 Cheshire) of Pentyrwrlodd and Rosemary Elizabeth Annabel THURSBY-PELHAM (1923-2013), scion of that gentry family formerly of Danyrallt.

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Hon William Fox Ramsay (born 2017)


_. Kaitlin Marie, Lady Ramsay, wife of Simon David Ramsay, syled Lord Ramsay (born 1981), scion of the Earls of Dalhousie, gave birth to a son, the Hon William Fox Ramsay, 25 August, 2017.

Lord Ramsay is the son and heir of the 17th Earl of DALHOUSIE (b 1948) and Marilyn Davina (b 1950) d of Maj Sir David Henry BUTTER KCVO MC (1920-2010), sometime head of that gentry family of Pitlochry, and Myra Alice CVO (b 1925) dau of Sir Harold Augustus WERNHER (1893-1973) GCVO 3rd & last Bt and Lady (Anastasia Michailovna) Zia CBE (1892-1977) dau of the Grand Duke Michael Michailovitch of Russia (1861-1929).

Lady Ramsay is a daughter of Mr and Mrs John J. Kubinsky, Sr, of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Sir Anthony Evans, 2nd Baronet 1922-2017

_. Sir Anthony Evans, 2nd Baronet, died in France, 30th August, 2017, aged 95.

Anthony Adney Evans was born 5 Aug, 1922, succeeded his father, Sir Walter Harry Evans, in 1954; educ at Shrewsbury & Merton College, Oxford; married 1stly, 1948 (Div 1957), Rita Beatrice, dau of Alfred David Kettle, of Souldern, Oxon, and 2ndly, 1958, Sylvia Jean, and he leaves issue from his first marriage.

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Monday, September 04, 2017

10th Duke of Richmond & Gordon 1929-2017

_. The 10th Duke of Richmond & Gordon, owner of 'Glorious Goodwood' died 1 September, 2017. He was aged 87.

The Duke, a direct descendant of King Charles II and Louise de Kerouaille, was Duke of Richmond, Duke of Lennox, Duc de Aubigny (in France), Duke of Gordon, Earl of March, Darnley and Kinrara, Baron Settrington & Lord Torbolton.

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox was born 19 Sept, 1929, son of the 9th Duke of Richmond & Gordon (1904-89), by his wife the former Elizabeth Grace Hudson (died 1992); succeeded to the family honours on the death of his father, 2 Nov, 1989; served as Lord Lieutenant for West Sussex until his resignation in 1994; married 26 May, 1951, Susan Monica, daughter of Colonel Cecil Grenville-Grey, CBE (& descended from the Morrison-Bell baronets), by whom he had issue, and adopted daughters.

The Duke is succeeded by his only son, Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, styled Earl of March & Kinrara, who was born 8 January, 1955. The 11th Duke is married to the Hon Janet Elizabeth Astor, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Astor.

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Friday, September 01, 2017

The Baroness O'Neill 1940-2017

_. The Baroness O'Neill, who died in County Antrim, 29 August, 2017, aged 76, was the wife of the 4th Baron O'Neill, sometime Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, and was a scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry.

She was born Georgina Mary Montagu Douglas Scott, 28 Nov, 1940, elder daughter of Lord George Montagu Douglas Scott, by his wife the artist Molly Bishop, and was a granddaughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, and a niece of HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, &c.

She married 10 June, 1963, Raymond Arthur Clanaboy O'Neill, 4th Baron O'Neill, KCVO, who was born 1st September, 1933, and survives her together with their three sons.

The funeral service will ne held at Drummaul Parish Church, Randalstown, on Wednesday 13 September, 2017.

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Cheesbrough/Cumming-Bruce engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1 September, 2017, between Capt Thomas Cheesbrough, Royal Engineers, elder son of Mr & Mrs David Cheesbrough, of Moss, Wrexham, & the Hon Iona Tessa Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b 19 Oct, 1987), scion of the Barons Thurlow, elder daughter of the 9th Baron Thurlow (b 13 Apr, 1952), of Mapledurham, Co Oxford, and Killiechronan, Isle of Mull, by his wife, the former Bridget Anne Julia Cheape.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Deedes/Poland engagement

_. The engagement was announced, 31 Aug, 2017, between George William Deedes (b 1976), scion of that landed family, son of the Hon Jeremy Wyndham Deedes (b 1943), of Compton, Berkshire, by his wife the former Anna Rosemary Gray, & Sophie V. Poland, daughter of Commander Peter Poland, RN, and the late Mrs Poland, of Constantia, South Africa.

George Deedes is a grandson of the late Lord Deedes, life Baron.

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Ann Mansel (died 2017)

_ Mrs Ann Mansel, who died 29 August, 2017, aged 88, was the widow of Lt-Col (Edmund) Clavell Mansel, OBE, MC, late the Royal Artillery, and scion of the Mansel baronets.

She was the former Ann Merriman, daughter of Capt Claud Anthony Merriman, RN, of Newton House, Longparish, Hanmsphire, and married Lt-Col Mansel in 1954.

Mrs Mansel leaves issue, a son Timothy and a daughter Catherine and was predeceased by a dau, Elizabeth.

Funeral Service at St John's Church, Hindon, Wednesday 6 Sept, 2017.

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Michael Hugh Warwick Bampfylde 1951-2017

_. Michael Hugh Warwick Bampfylde, late Capt Queen's Own Hussars, who died 23 August, 2017, aged 65, was a scion of the Barons Poltimore.

He was born 5 Sept, 1951, son of the Hon David Cecil Warwick Bampfylde (1924-2013), by his wife the former Jean Margaret Campbell, and was a grandson paternally of the 6th Baron Poltimore (1888-1978).

He married in 1981, Sarah Fenella, daughter of Commander Michael Edward St Quintin Wall (descended from the Barons De Mauley), by whom he had issue, Edward and Laura.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Lady Caroline Mary Noel Lytton 1947-2017

_. The Lady Caroline Lytton, who died 22 August, 2017, aged 69, was a scion of the Earls of Lytton.

She was born Lady Caroline Mary Noel Lytton, 29 Dec, 1947, the eldest daughter of the 4th Earl of Lytton, OBE (1900-85), by his wife the former Clarissa Mary Palmer, and was unmarried. Lady Caroline was a silversmith.

Her siblings are John, 5th Earl of Lytton, the Hon Roland Lytton, Lady Lucy and Lady Sarah Lytton.

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Stephanie Wolfe Murray 1941-2017

__. Stephanie Wolfe Murray, who died 24 June, 2017, aged 76, was the co-founder of Canongate Books.

She was born Stephanie Todd, 27 Apr 1941, daughter of Major Hadden Royden Todd (d 1945), and Mrs H.G.V. Greer; married 11 Nov, 1961, Angus Malcolm Wolfe Murray (b 20 May, 1937), scion of the Murray baronets of Blackbarony, and had issue, four sons, Kim, Rupert, Gavin and Magnus.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Capt Gerard John Hamlyn Noel 1930-2017

__. Gerard John Hamlyn Noel, late Capt, Royal Engineers, whom died 24 August, 2017, aged 86, was a scion of the Earls of Gainsborough.

He was born 8 Dec, 1930,  son of Maj Edward Francis Hamlyn Noel (1899-1953), by his wife the former Doris Marie Verrieres, and was educated at Wellington. Married 7 Sept, 1963, (Gillian) Ralphia Barrand Head, the only daughter of Walter Terence Barrand Head, by whom he had issue, a son Richard and a daughter, Victoria.

Thanksgiving Service at Holton St Mary Church, Suffolk, Friday 1 Sept, 2017.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lloyd/Elphinstone marriage

_. The marriage took place 19 August, 2017, at Cwrt Henri, Carmarthenshire, between Colonel Thomas Lloyd, DL, OBE, & Willa, Lady Elphinstone, widow of the Queen's cousin, the 18th Lord Elphinstone (1953-1994).

The bride was the former Willa Mary Gabriel Chetwode (b 25 May, 1954), scion of the Barons Chetwode, daughter Maj George David Chetwode, MBE, by his wife the former Lady Willa Eliott-Murray-Kynynmound, daughter of the 5th Earl of Minto; she married 1stly, 22 Apr, 1978, the 18th Lord Elphinstone, who died 19 Dec, 1994.

Lord Elphinstone was a grandson of the 16th Lord Elphinstone, who married Lady Mary Bowes Lyon, eldest sister of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Thomas Lloyd is the Wales Herald of Arms Extraordinary, and is a former Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Staffordshire, United Grand Lodge of England.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sir Richard Hanbury-Tenison, KCVO 1925-2017

_. Sir Richard Hanbury-Tenison, KCVO, former Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, of Clytha Park, Gwent, died 14 August, 2017. He was 92.

Richard Hanbury-Tenison was the son of Major Gerald Evan Farquhar Tenison and Ruth Julia Margarette Hanbury. He married Euphan Mary Wardlaw-Ramsay, daughter of Major Arthur Balcarres Wardlaw-Ramsay, 21st of Whitehill and of Tillicoultry and Hon. Mary Alexandra Fraser (daughter of Alexander William Frederick Fraser, 19th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy), on 12 May 1955, and leaves issue.

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Milne/Sanz Abril engagement

_. The engagement was announced in Aug 2017 between Rupert John Milne (b 1986), son of Mr Christopher Milne, of Highclere, Hampshire, by his wife the former Emma Elizabeth Winnington (b 1956), scion of the Winnington baronets, & Elisa, younger dau of Senor and Senora Sanz Abril, of Valladolid, Spain.

Rupert is a nephew of Sir Anthony Winnington, 7th Baronet.

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Hargreaves/Hudson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 Aug, 2017, between Capt Thomas H.R. Hargreaves, younger son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Hargreaves, of Launcells, Cornwall, & Susanna J Hudson (b 1986), younger daughter of Mr Philip Mark Gurney Hudson, of Pewsey, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Lady Jane Catherine Leslie-Melville (b 1956), daughter of the late 14th Earl of Leven & (13th) of Melville.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sir Henry Pigott, 5th Baronet 1925-2017

_. Sir Henry Pigott, 5th Baronet, died at his home near Ringwood, Hamshire, 6 August, 2017. He was 92.

Berkeley Henry Sebastian Pigott was born 24 June, 1925, son of Sir Berkeley Pigott, 4th Baronet, by his wife the former Christabel Charlotte Bowden-Smith; succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's demise, 1982; married 4 Sept, 1954, Jean Olive, daughter of John William Balls, by whom he had issue, two sons and a daughter.

He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his elder son, David John Berkeley Pigott, who was born 16 August, 1955.

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2nd Baron Gladwyn 1930-2017

_. The 2nd Baron Gladwyn died 15 Aug, 2017. He was 87.

Miles Alvery Gladwyn Jebb was born 3 March, 1930, the only son of the 1st Baron, by his wife the former Cynthia Noble, scion of the baronets of that name.

Miles Jebb was a writer, and was formerly with British Airways. He succeeded his father in the peerage, 24 Oct, 1996. He was unmarried, and the peerage, created in 1960, now becomes extinct.

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11th Duke of Beaufort 1928-2017

_. The 11th Duke of Beaufort died at his home at Badminton House, Gloucestershire, 16 August, 2017. He was aged 89.

David Robert Somerset was born 23 February, 1928, son of Capt Henry Robert Somers Fitzroy de Vere Somerset, DSO (1898-1965), by his wife the former Bettine Margaret Malcolm (who d 1973). He was a sixth cousin of Queen Elizabeth II in their descent from the 3rd Duke of Devonshire.

David Somerset was President of the British Horse Society between 1988 and 1990 and was chairman of Marlborough Fine Art. He ranked as 581st in the 2008 Sunday Times Rich List, with an estimated wealth of £135m in land.

He succeeded his to the dukedom on the demise of his second cousin, the 10th Duke, 5 February, 1984, and inherited the magnificent Badminton House, home of the annual Badminton Horse Trials.

The 11th Duke married firstly, 5 July, 1950, Lady Caroline Jane Thynne (d 22 Apr, 1995), daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bath; married 2ndly, 2 June, 2000, Miranda Elizabeth Morley, dau of Brig Michael Frederick Morley, MBE.

The duke is survived by his second wife and four children from his first marriage, three sons and a daughter. The dukedom now passes to His Grace's eldest son, Henry John Fitzroy Somerset, styled Marquess of Worcester, who was born 22 May, 1952.

The funeral took place on the Badminton estate, on Friday 25 August, 2017. TRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were present, and HRH The Princess Royal was represented by Brig Andrew Parker Bowles.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Henrietta Isobel Alexandra Maybanks (b 2017)

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The Hon Sophia Maybanks (nee Sidney, born 1983), wife of Charles Edward Maybanks (b 1981), gave birth to a daughter, Henrietta Isobel Alexandra, 21 July, 2017.

Charles Edward (b 1981, reg Q1 Bury St Edmunds) s of John C MAYBANKS (d __) and Susan N BURLETON. He m 2014 Hon Sophia Jacqueline Mary (b 1983) only d of 2nd Viscount DE L'ISLE MBE (b 1945) and Isobel Tresyllian (b 1950, reg Q1 London) d of Sir Edmund Gerald COMPTON GCB KBE (1906-94) and Betty Tresyllian CBE (1912-87, from a Quaker carpet-making family from Kidderminster) d of Hakewill Tresyllian WILLIAMS DL JP (c1867-1929) of Churchill Court, Kidderminster and (Eleanor) Esme (d 1967) d of Andrew Coventry MAITLAND MAKGILL CRICHTON (1845-1925), scion of the Scots gentry family of that Ilk, and Katherine Charlotte (d 1941) d of Sir Edward HULSE 5th Bt.

Martha Iris Molly Graham (b 2017)


__. Olivia Hope Graham (b 1985, nee Warburton) wife of Edward Richard Graham (b 1985), scion of the Graham baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Martha Iris Molly, 7 Aug, 2017.

Edward Richard Graham (b 1985) s of (Jeremy) Richard GRAHAM (b 1949, hp to his brother Sir James Bellingham GRAHAM 11th Bt of Norton Conyers) and Judith E A L McCann (b c1952 reg Q1 Yorkshire) d of Gerard Leo McCANN (1920-94). He m 2013 Olivia Hope (b 1985) d of (Frederick) William WARBURTON (b 1953, s of Lt-Col Frederick W WARBURTON of Budleigh Salterton, Devon and Maureen M LOMAS) and Victoria Serena BENNETT (b 1957, d of Michael BENNETT (1924-85), scion of the BENNETT Bts and Janet Hazel Margaret (Tufty) (b 1929), d of Brig-Gen Edward James TODHUNTER TD DL JP (1900-76), sometime head of that gentry family formerly of Kingsmoor House, and Agnes Mary SWIRE (1900-75), scion of that gentry family of Hillingdon House.). Their son Fergus William Richard was b 2015.

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Cooper/Bell engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 Aug, 2017, between Jack W. Cooper, younger son of Mr & Mrs Martin Cooper, of Worcester, & Sophia Amelia Bridget Bell (b 1990), only daughter of Sir John Lowthian Bell, 5th Baronet (b 14 June, 1960), of Ingleby Cross, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Venetia Mary Frances Perry.

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Flora Coleman (b 2017)

_. Charlotte Frances Coleman (nee Caulfeild, b 1984) scion of the Viscounts Charlemont, and wife of Thomas David Bruce Coleman (b 1985), gave birth to a daughter, Flora, 4 July, 2017.

Thomas David Bruce (b 1985, The Times 22 Jan.) s of Bruce R COLEMAN of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, by his 1976 m (reg Q3 Hertfordshire) to (Alexandra Elizabeth) Liz (b c 1952 reg Q1 Derbyshire) d of Graham George ALLEN (1924-76) and Eveleen E J WAITE (b 1927 reg Q4 Glamorganshire). He. m c2016 Charlotte Frances (b 1984) d of James Alexander Toby CAULFEILD (b 1937), scion of the CHARLEMONT viscounts, and Diana Penelope (b c1948 reg Q1 Somerset) d of Col Martin POUND RM and Averil J HARRISON.

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Lockie James Ian Hope Henderson & Star Victoria Flora Hope Henderson (b 2017)

__, Jessica Pamela Henderson (nee Naylor-Leyland, b 1987), wife of Charles John Bernard Hope Henderson (b 1984), gave birth to twins, Lockie James Ian Hope & Star Victoria Flora Hope, 5 August, 2017, a brother and sister to Farleigh and Phoenix.

Charles (Charlie) John Bernard Hope (b 1984) s of Ian Ramsay Hope HENDERSON (b 1949), scion of the FARINGDON barons, and Virginia Phyllis Theresa (b 1949) d of Lt-Col John Edward Broke FREEMAN (1913-86), and Lady Winefride Alice FITZALAN HOWARD (1914-2006) d of 15th Duke of NORFOLK (1847-1917) and Lady HERRIES OF TERREGLES in her own right (1877-1945). He m 2013 Jessica Pamela (b 1987) d of Sir Vivyan Edward NAYLOR-LEYLAND 3rd Bt (1924-87) and his 3rd wife Jameina Flora (b 1954, reg Roscrae, subsequently Mrs David Scarisbrick) d of James Freeman REID.

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Oliver Richard Jessel 1929-2017

__. Oliver Jessel, who died 21 June, 2017, aged 87, was a great-grandson of the 1st Viscount Bearsted.

He was born 24 Aug, 1929, in New Zealand. His father Dick had been a destroyer captain in the Second World War; his mother Winnie, was a granddaughter of the 1st Viscount Bearsted. Married firstly, 1950, Gloria Holden.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Waldegrave/Orf marriage

__.The marriage took place, 29 July, 2017, at Dornoch Cathedral, Scotland, between the Hon James (Jamie) Waldegrave, scion of the Earls Waldegrave, son of the Baron Waldegrave of North Hill, PC {life peer}, and the Baroness Waldegrave of North Hill, of Chewton Mendip, Somerset, and Dr Kate M. Orf, daughter of Mr Roger G. Orf, of London, by his wife the former Lisa T. Heffernan.
Jamie Waldegrave, descended from King James II, is a nephew of the 13th Earl Waldegrave.
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Arthur Theodore Sonsino (born 2017)

_. Lucia Jane Sonsino (nee Heriot Maitland, born 1981) scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, and wife of William Sonsino, gave birth to a son, Arthur Theodore, 19 June, 2017, a brother for Lily and Ralph.

William Sonsino is the younger son of Mr and Mrs Victor Sonsino, of Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, and Lucia Sonsino is the eldest daughter of Lewis Dalgleish Heriot Maitland, TD (b. 1943), of Errol Park, Perthshire, by his wife, the former Prudence Jane Norris.
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Edward Julius George Boscawen (b 2017)

_. Emilia Boscawen (nee Falcetti) wife of (Evelyn George) William Boscawen (b 1 Oct 1979), scion of the Viscounts Falmouth, gave birth to a son, Edward Julius George, 5 July, 2017, a brother for Evelyn (Evo).

William Boscawen is a son of the Hon Evelyn Arthur Hugh Boscawen (b 13 May 1955), of Cornwall, by his 1st wife the former Lucia Caroline Vivian~Neal {now Mrs Davod Borradaile}, of Dorset, & Emilia is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Fabrizio Falcetti, of Rome.

William Boscawen is the grandson and heir but one to the 9th Viscount Falmouth.


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Prescott/Bainton engagement

__. The engagement was announced 30 July, 2017, between James L.B. Prescott, son of Mr & Mrs Stephen Prescott, of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, & Alice Elizabeth V. Bainton (born 1985), scion of the Earls of Sutherland (Peerage of Scotland cr circa 1235), daughter of the late John Vernon Bainton by his wife the former Lady Annabel Elizabeth Hélène Sutherland (b 1952), daughter of the late Charles Noel Janson by his wife the Countess of Sutherland (b 30 Mar 1921), 24th holder of the ancient peerage.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Freeland/Pelly engagement

_. The engagement was announced in July, 2017, between William Robert Freeland (b 1984), son of Mr Richard Freeland, of Toft Monks, Norfolk, by his wife (nee Munro), & Clare Elizabeth Pelly (b 1984), scion of the Pelly baronets, daughter of Mr (John) Henry Patrick Fuller Pelly (b 1953), of Fordcombe, Kent, by his wife the former Susan Elizabeth Briggs.

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Briars/Hanbury engagement

_, The engagement was announced 27 July, 2017, between Mr Oliver H. Briars, son of the late Mr Christopher Briars and Mrs Charlotte Briars, of Privett, Hampshire, and Mary S. Hanbury, scion of that landed gentry family, younger daughter of Mr Daniel Thomas Cecil Hanbury (b 1946), of Turvey, Bedfordshire, by his late wife the former Celia M. Toiler.

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Hon Robert Beauclerk Loder, CBE 1934-2017

_. The Hon Robert Loder, who died 22 July, 2017, aged 83, was a scion of the Barons Wakehurst.

Robert Beauclerk Loder was born 24 April, 1934, the third son of the 2nd Baron Wakehurst, KG, KCMG (1895-1970), by his wife the former Margaret Tennant, scion of the Barons Glenconner. Educated at Eton. Married 1973, Josette, daughter of Josef Bromovsky, by whom he had issue, three sons.

Robert Loder was sometime Chairman of the Mental Health Foundation and was apptd CBE in 1990.

The funeral will take place at St Mary's Church, Slaugham, West Sussex, Friday 4 Aug 2017.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Lady Antonia Dalrymple 1925-2017

_. The Lady Antonia Dalrymple, who died at the Cluny Lodge Nursing Home, Edinburgh, 15 July, 2017, aged 91, was a scion of the Earls of Galloway, and the widow of Sir Mark Dalrymple, Bt.

She was born Lady Antonia Marian Amy Isabel Stewart, 3 Dec, 1925, daughter of the 12th Earl of Galloway (1892-1978), by his wife the former Philippa Fendall Wendell (who d 1974); married 5 Apr, 1946, Sir (Charles) Mark Dalrymple, 3rd Baronet (1915-71). No issue of the marriage.

The family seat was at Newhailes, Musselburgh, Midlothian.

The funeral takes place at Seafield Crematorium, Edinburgh, Tuesday 1 Aug, 2017.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

India Isabel Astor (b 2017)

_. Lohralee Astor (nee Stutz), wife of the Hon William Waldorf Astor (b 1979), gave birth to a daughter, India Isabel, 10 July, 2017, a sister for William (b 2012), Allegra (b 2013), and Conrad (b 2016).

The Hon William Astor is son and heir of the 4th Viscount Astor.

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Herbert Charles Heathcoat Amory (b 2017)

__. Rosanna Amy Heathcoat Amory (b 1985), wife of Toby Derick Heathcoat Amory (b 1985), scion of the baronets of that name, gave birth to a son, Herbert Charlres, 21 June, 2017, a brother for Cecily, who was b 2015.

Toby is a son of Capt Charles Heathcoat Amory (1945-2016) by his first wife the former Harmony Joanna Lyell.

Rosanna Heathcoat Amory is a descendant of the Ropner baronets.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hon Ian David Whitemore Chant-Sempill 1951-2017

_. The Hon Ian David Whitemore Chant-Sempill, died at his home in Wiltshire, 6 July, 2017. He was 66.

He was born in 1951 a younger son of Lt-Col Stuart Whitemore Chant-Sempill (1927-91) by his wife The Lady Sempill (1920-95) a peeress in her own right, and holder of a Lordship created in 1489.

He married in 1980, Amanda Dallas (b 1955), daughter of John Anthony Dallas (1919-2003) by his wife Joyce, by whom he had issue, a son Hamish (b 1987), and a daughter, Clementine (b 1985).

The funeral takes place at St John's Church, Sutton  Veny, Friday 20 July, 2017.

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Sir Savile Aylmer Burdett, 11th Baronet 1931-2017

_. Sir Savile Burdett, 11th Baronet, died 5 July, 2017. He was 85.
 
He was born 24 Sept, 1931, and succeeded his father, Sir Henry Burdett, MC, in 1943; married in 1962, June Elizabeth Campbell Rutherford, dau of Dr James Mackay Rutherford, by whom he had issue, a son, Crispin Peter, and a daughter, Felicity Susan. The son, Crispin, who was born 8 Feb, 1967, inherits the baronetcy, which was created by Charles II in 1665.
 
 
 
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Percy/Oettingen-Spielberg marriage

_. The marriage took place 15 July, 2017, at Maria Himmelfarht, Chapel, Hirschbrunn, Germany, between Lord Max Ralph Percy [b 26 May, 1990], second son of the 12th Duke of Northumberland  [b 16 Nov, 1956], of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland & the Duchess of Northumberland, & Princess Nora Amelie Claudia Christiana Maria Notgera Oettingen-Spielberg [born at Florida, USA, 10 June, 1990], 3rd daughter of Prince Albrecht Ernst Otto Joseph Maria Notger, Fürst zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg [b Munich, 7 Feb 1951], by his wife the former Angela Jank [b 20 Oct, 1951].

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Monday, July 10, 2017

William Birch Reynardson, CBE 1923-2017

_. William Robert Ashley Birch Reynardson, CBE, of that landed family, of Ardwell, Co Oxford, a former High Sheriff of Oxfordshire (in 1974), died 4 July, 2017, aged 93.

He was the son of Henry Birch Reynardson; married in 1950, Nik, daughter of General Sir Thomas Humphreys, by whom he had a son, Thomas, who was High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 2015, a daughter, Clare, High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 2014, and Juliet.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

The 11th Earl of Darnley 1941-2017

_. The 11th Earl of Darnley died 18 June, 2017. He was aged 75.

Adam Ivo Stuart Bligh was born 8 November, 1941, a son of the 9th Earl of Darnley (1886-1955), by his third wife, the former Rosemary Potter, daughter of Edmund Basil Potter, and succeeded to the peerages on the death of his half-brother, the 10th Earl, 15 June, 1980.

Lord Darnley married 14 Oct, 1965, Susan Elaine Anderson, fourth daughter of Sir Donald Anderson, by his wife the former Margaret Llewellyn, scion of the Llewellyn baronets, by whom he had issue, a son and a daughter.

The son, Ivo Donald Stuart Bligh, styled Lord Clifton, who was born 17 Apr, 1968, succeeds as 12th Earl, 12th Viscount Darnley, 21st Baron Clifton, and 12th Baron Clifton of Rathmore.

A Thanksgiving service is to take place at Hereford Cathedral, on Friday 8 September, 2017.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The 4th Viscount Long, CBE (1929-2017)

_. The 4th Viscount Long, CBE, died 13 June, 2017. He was 88.

Richard Gerard Long was born 30 January, 1929, son of the 3rd Viscount Long (1892-1967), by his wife the former Gwendolyn Hague Cook (d 1959), and succeeded to the peerage (cr 1921) upon the demise of his father, 12 January, 1967.

Lord Long was married three times; (1) 1957 (div 1984) to Margaret Frances, daughter of Ninian Frazer; (2) in 1984 (div 1990), to Mrs Catherine Patricia Mier-Woolf, daughter of Charles Miles-Ede, and (3) in 1990, to Helen Millar Wright Fleming-Gibbons.

Viscount Long leaves a son and a daughter from his first marriage, and another daughter died in a car accident in 1984.

The peerage passes to his only son, the Hon James Richard Long, who was born 31 Dec, 1960.

The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Steeple Ashton, Wilts, 29 June, 2017.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Countess Mountbatten of Burma 1924-2017

_. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma, second holder of the peerage, first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh, died at her home at Mersham, Kent, 13 June, 2017. She was 93.

Countess Mountbatten was the last surviving godparent of the Prince of Wales.

She was born Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten, 14 Feb, 1924, the elder dau of the then Lord Louis Mountbatten, by his wife the former Hon Edwina Ashley. Her father, formerly Prince Louis of Battenberg, took the surname of Mountbatten in 1917, and was later created Viscount, then Earl Mountbatten of Burma, with a special remainder to his daughters, and then to their sons.

Patricia Mountbatten married in 1946, the 7th Baron Brabourne (1924-2005), film producer, by whom she had four sons, and two daughters.

In 1979 she was with her father on the boat at Mullaghmore, in Ireland, when he was assassinated, together with her son, the Hon Nicholas Knatchbull. She was seriously injured herself, and succeeded under the terms of the special remainder as (2nd) Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Viscountess Mountbatten of Burma, and Baroness Romsey, in the Peerage of the UK.

The family honours now devolve upon Her Ladyship's eldest son, Norton Louis Philip Knatchbull, the 8th Baron Brabourne, who was born 8 Oct, 1947.

The funeral takes place at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London, on 27 June, 2017, at 3pm. No memorial service will take place.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lady Mary Christina Holborow 1936-2017

_. The Lady Mary Holborow, who died at Ladock, 9 June, 2017, aged 80, was a scion of the Earls of Courtown, and a former Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.

She served as Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall from 1994 to 2011.

Lady Mary Christina Stopford was born in 1936, a daughter of the 8th Earl of Courtown (1908-75), by his first wife, the former Christina Margaret Cameron; married 1959, Jeremy Jermyn Holborow, OBE, who was High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1977. She leaves issue.

A private funeral is followed by a Memorial Service at Truro Cathedral, Thurs 6th July.

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Sir Rodney Touche, 2nd Baronet

-. Sir Rodney Touche, 2nd Baronet, has died at the age of 88.

Rodney Gordon Touche was born 5 Dec, 1928, son of the Rt Hon Sir Cosmo Touche, 1st Bt (1895-1972), by his wife the former Ruby Anne Hume-Purves (1902-89); educ at Marlborough & University College, Oxford; married 1955, Quida Anne (d 2009), dau of Frederick Gerald MacLennan, by whom he had issue. He succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 1972.

The baronetcy (cr 1962), now passes to his only son, Eric MacLennan Touche, who was born 22 Feb, 1960.

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Fellowes/Mills engagement

__. The engagement was announced 9 June, 2017, between the Hon Charles Henry Fellowes (born 1986), scion of the Barons De Ramsey, son of the 4th Baron De Ramsey (b 1942) of Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire, by his second wife, the former Alison Mary Birkmyre (b 1954), scion of the Birkmyre baronets, & Victoria Louise Mills (born 1987), daughter of Mr Graham A. Mills, of Guildford, Surrey, by his wife the former Jean L. Spence.

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Grimston/Wayne marriage

__. The marriage took place, 3 June, 2017, at the Church of St Michael & All Angels, Finmere, between Alexander Rupert Ponsonby Grimston (b 1989), scion of the Barons Grimston of Westbury, yr son of the Maj the Hon Gerald Charles Walter Grimston (b 1953), of Finmere, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Katherine Kettle, & (Jocelyn) Octavia Wayne (born 1987), daughter of Mr William Wayne, of Stockwell, London, by his wife the former Gillian A. Blyth.



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Frederick Percy Atticus Hayhurst [born 2017]

_. Elizabeth Hayhurst (nee Sebag-Montefiore), wife of Capt Mark George M Hayhurst (born 1982), gave birth to a son, Frederick Percy Atticus, 2 June, 2017, a brother for Orlando Henry Laurie, who was born in 2014.

Capt Mark George M (b 1982 reg Q2 Sussex) s of John V HAYHURST (b 1941 reg Q3 Lancashire) of Brighton, Sussex and Mary S E (b 1946 reg Q4 Sussex) d of James M McEWAN and Joyce L M BIGGS. He m c 2010 Elizabeth Anne (b 1982 reg Q3 London) d of Charles Adam Laurie SEBAG-MONTEFIORE (b 1949), scion of that gentry formerly of East Cliff Lodge and of the MAGNUS Bts, by his 1979 m to Pamela Mary Diana TENNANT (b 1953), scion of the GLENCONNER barons etc. Their son Orlando Henry Laurie was b 2014



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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Eva Joanie Gordon Lennox (born 2017)

Sarah Caroline Gordon Lennox (b 1977, nee McVittie), wife of Charles Bernard Gordon Lennox (b 1970), scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, descended from King Charles II, gave birth to a daughter, Eva Joanie, 1 June, 2017, a sister for Archie Clement, who was born 16 March, 2014.

Sarah is a daughter of Lieutenant-Col Malcolm R. McVittie (b 1946), of Berwickshire, by his wife the former Susan Wendy Boissier, scion of that landed family, & Charlie Gordon Lennox is the son of Maj-Gen Bernard Charles GORDON LENNOX CB MBE (b 1932, gt gs of the 7th Duke of RICHMOND, LENNOX & GORDON) and Sally-Rose dau of John Weston WARNER. He m 1st 2000 (div 2006) Susannah Clare dau Glen HASTINGS and of Mrs Philip Stevens, of Brisbane, Australia. No issue. 

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2nd Baron Bridges, GCMG 1927-2017

_. The 2nd Baron Bridges, GCMG, who died 27 May, 2017, aged 89, was a diplomat, and sometime British Ambassador to Rome.

Thomas Edward Bridges was born 27 Nov, 1927, the son of the 1st Baron Bridges, KG, GCB, GCVO, MC, PC (1892-1969), who had served as Cabinet Secretary throughout the Second World War, by his wife the former Hon Katharine Farrer, dau of the 2nd Baron Farrer.

Succeeded to the peerage on his father's death, 27 Aug 1969, was ambassador to Rome, 1983-87, and was elected to the House of Lords in 1999.

Lord Bridges married 1 Sept 1953, Rachel Mary Bunbury, dau of Sir Henry Bunbury, KCB, by whom he had issue.

His son, the Hon Mark Bridges, who was born 25 July, 1954, now succeeds as third holder of the peerage.

Funeral at St Bartholemew's Church, Orford, Suffolk, 20 June, 2017.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Lady Angela Mary Whiteley 1931-2017

_. The Lady Angela Whiteley, who died 29 May, 2017, aged 86, was a scion of the Earls of Guilford (Peerage of GB, cr 1752).

Angela Mary Whiteley was born 28 May, 1931, second daughter of Francis George North, styled Baron North (1902-40), by his wife the former Joan Louise Burrell, scion of the Burrell baronets, and was a granddaughter of the 8th Earl of Guilford. Her brother succeeded as 9th Earl of Guilford in 1949, and a year later she was granted by Royal Licence the rank and precedence of the daughter of an earl.

Lady Angela married 18 July, 1955, Peter John Henry Whiteley (who d 2015), by whom she had issue.

Service of Thanksgiving at St Mary's Church, Battersea, SW11, 27 June, 2017.

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10th Baron Braybrooke 1932-2017

__. The 10th Baron Braybrooke (Peerage of GB cr 1788), died  5 June, 2017. He was 85.

Robin Henry Charles Neville was born 29 January, 1932, son of the 9th Baron Braybrooke (1897-1990) by his first wife, the former Muriel Evelyn Manning (d 1962), dau of William Charles Manning; succeeded to the peerage on his father's death, 12 Feb, 1990; married firstly, 1955 (div 1974), Robin Helen Brockhoff, daughter of Thomas Adolph Brockhoff, of Sydney, NSW; married 2ndly, 1974 (div 1988), Linda Norman, daughter of Arthur Norman, of Saffron Walden; married thirdly, 1998, Mrs Perina Fordham (nee Courtauld, scion of that landed family).

Lord Braybrooke  had eight daughters, five from his first marriage, and three from his second marriage. The second daughter from his first union, the Hon Caroline Neville, is Countess of Derby, wife of the 19th Earl of Derby. Another daughter from the first marriage predeceased him.

Lord Braybrooke is succeeded in the family honours by a third cousin twice removed, Richard Ralph Neville, who was born in 1977.

Memorial Service at St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden, Essex, Friday 21 July, 2017.

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3rd Baron Cullen of Ashbourne 1916-2016

_. The 3rd Baron Cullen of Ashbourne (Peerage of the UK, cr 1920). died in Canada, 5December, 2016. He was 100.

Edmund Willoughby Marsham Cokayne was born 18 May, 1916, a son of the 1st Baron Cullen of Ashbourne, KBE (1864-1932), by his wife the former Grace Margaret Marsham (scion of the Earls of Romney); Fl Lt, RAF, &c.

Succeeded as 3rd Baron upon his elder brother's death, 17 Dec, 2000.

Married 1943, Janet, daughter of William Douglas Watson. No issue.

The peerage now devolves upon his Lordship's nephew, Michael John Cokayne, who was born 28 Nov1950.

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Sir David William Perceval Cooke, 12th Baronet 1935-2017

_.Sir David Cooke, 12th Baronet, died 13 May, 2017, aged 82.

David William Perceval Cooke was born 28 April, 1935, and succeeded to the baronetcy on the demise of his father, Sir Charles, in 1978; married 1959, Margaret Frances Skinner (who d 2013), by whom he had issue, three daughters.

The baronetcy, created in 1661, now passes to his kinsman Anthony Edmund Cooke-Yarborough, who was born in 1956.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

Methuen-Campbell/Fellowes engagement

__. The engagement was announced in May, 2017, between Thomas Rice Mansel Methuen-Campbell [b 1977], scion of the Barons Methuen, son of the late Mr Christopher Paul Mansel Methuen-Campbell by his second wife, the former Judith Anne Crowther, of Penrice, Gower & Catherine Margaret Jane Fellowes [b 1977], scion of that landed family and descended from the Viscounts Hampden, daughter of Thomas William Fellowes [b 1945], of Barking, Suffolk, by his second wife, the former Rosamund Isabelle van Cutsem, scion of that landed family.

Thomas Methuen-Campbell is the half-brother of Lord Methuen.

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Lady Fiona Mary Hannon [1932-2017]

--. The Lady Fiona Mary Hannon [nee Graham], who died 21 May, 2017, aged 85, was a scion of the Dukes of Montrose.

She was born 1 Jan 1932, daughter of the 7th Duke of Montrose [1907-92] by his first wife the former Isobel Veronica Sellar [1908-90]; married 1966, Peter Alexander O'Brien Hannon [1927-2017], son of the Ven. Arthur Gordon Hannon, by whom she had issue.

The funeral took place at St Katharine's Church, Holt, 1 June, 2017.


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Killearn/Reay marriage

__. The marriage took place on 3 June, 2017, at St George's Church, Morebath, between Victor Miles George Aldous Lampson, 3rd Baron Killearn [b 9 Sept 1941], widower, son of the late 1st Baron Killearn, GCMG, CB, MVO, MC [1880-1964], by his second wife, the former Jacqueline Castellani, & Victoria Isabella, Lady Reay, second wife, and widow, of the 14th Lord Reay, and daughter of the 1st Baron Bruntisfield, by his second wife the former Tania Kolin.

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Friday, June 02, 2017

Gina Fratini 1931-2017

__. Gina Fratini, the British fashion designer whose unashamedly romantic gowns were much loved by the Royal Family and celebrities, died 25 May, 2017. She was 85.

She was born at Kobe, Japan, 22 Sept 1931, as Georgina Caroline Eve Butler, scion of the Earls of Carrick, daughter of the Hon Somerset Butler, CIE (1903-62), by his wife the former Barbara Jacomb-Hood; married 1stly, 1954, David Goldberg; married 2ndly, Renato Fratini, and thirdly, 1969, James Allan Short [the actor, Jimmy Logan] - all three marriages were dissolved; a later partner was the actor/singer Anthony Newley, who died in 1997. No children.

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