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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.


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.


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.


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.

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, F├╝rst zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg [b Munich, 7 Feb 1951], by his wife the former Angela Jank [b 20 Oct, 1951].


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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