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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Hazlerigg/Braithwaite engagement

--.The engagement was announced 5 Nov, 2016 between the Hon Arthur William Grey Hazlerigg (b 13 May 1987), son and heir of the 3rd Baron Hazlerigg (b 1951), of Noseley, Leicestershire, by his former wife, Laura Dugdale, of Notting Hill, scion of the Dugdale baronets, & Kate S. Braithwaite, daughter of Mr & Mrs Antony Braithwaite, of Haughton, Northumberland.

Raine Countess Spencer 1929-2016

She was d of Capt Alexander (Sachie) George McCORQUODALE (1897-1964), scion of the gentry family of that name, and his 1st w the novelist Dame (Mary) Barbara Hamilton CARTLAND DBE (1901-2000). She m 1st 1948 (div 1976) the 9th Earl of DARTMOUTH (1924-97) and had three sons and a dau, including the present 10th Earl. She m 2nd the 8th Earl SPENCER (1924-92). She m 3rd 1993 (div 1995) Jean-Francois de Chambrun COUNT DE CHAMBRUN. She resumed the style Countess Spencer after her 2nd divorce.

Telegraph obit 22 October 2016:
She was born Raine McCorquodale on September 9 1929, the daughter of Alexander “Sachie” McCorquodale, whose family had made a fortune out of printing, and of Barbara Cartland, who had then hardly embarked upon her career as a romantic novelist.
“What a lovely fat baby,” Princess Elizabeth (born in 1926) is supposed to have observed on seeing the infant Raine...
And so to the Season. “Eternally smiling” and an excellent dancer, Raine was voted Debutante of the Year in 1947. If she was not a flawless beauty, she gave an excellent impression of one. And when she met Gerald Legge, presumptive heir to the Earldom of Dartmouth, on a mountain in Switzerland, she immediately declared herself in love. They were married in 1948 and installed in a large house in Belgravia, with a staff of five...
As late as 1972 Lady Dartmouth was still telling journalists that her husband was “the Rock of Gibraltar and divine; so steady and strong and yet such humour”. A cousin of this paragon, however, observed that in private she was “beastly to him”.
But few read anything into Lady Dartmouth’s appointment of Johnny Spencer (deserted by his wife in 1967) as chairman of the Youth Panel for European Architectural Year. In fact, she had become infatuated with him.
Raine Dartmouth more or less moved into Althorp in 1975, after Spencer succeeded as 8th Earl, and endured as best she could the hostility of his children. In unguarded moments she was less restrained: “I could have them all for breakfast if I wanted to.” She was divorced from Dartmouth in 1976, and shortly afterwards married Spencer....
Raine Spencer’s connection with Althorp was abruptly ended by the death of her husband in March 1992. The new Earl immediately took steps to eradicate her influence.
It was reported, moreover, that when her maid packed her clothes into suitcases bearing the Spencer emblem, the Princess of Wales ordered that they should be removed and put into black bin liners instead.
But Raine Spencer was never one to repine. She had been left very well off, and in May 1993 announced her engagement to a French count, Jean-François de Chambrun...
Within two months the new Contesse de Chambrun was obliged to deny rumours that she was separating from her husband; and within three years the rumours were denied no longer. The parting, it transpired, had been “very amicable”....

Diana Ccountess of Wilton 1931-2016

From the Telegraph and Times of 1 November 2016: WILTON  Diana, Countess of Wilton, aged 85, on the 27th October 2016, at Felley Priory, Nottinghamshire. Widow of the 7th Earl of Wilton and a much loved mother and grandmother. Requiem Mass at the Little Oratory, Brompton Road, London SW7 2RP at 11.30am on the 7th December 2016.

She was d of Roy GALWAY of Berkshire. She m 1st 1953 (div 1961) Alick David Yorke NAYLOR-LEYLAND LVO, scion of the Bts of that name, and had a son and a dau. She m 2nd 1962 7th Earl of WILTON (1921-99), no further issue.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Hon Mark William Vestey 1943-2016

_. The Hon Mark William Vestey, scion of the Barons Vestey {Baron, UK, cr 1922), died at his home in Gloucestershire, 5 November, 2016. He was 73.

He was born 16 Apr, 1943, second son of Capt the Hon William Vestey (1912-44), by his wife the former Helen Pamela Fullerton Melba Armstong (dxescended from Dame Nellie Melba); granted the rank and precedence of the son of a Baron by Royal Warrant in March, 1955 (his father, heir to the 2nd Baron, having been killed in action in WW2; married 1975, Rose Amelia Clifton (b 1952), scion of the Bruce Bts, by whom he had issue.

Mark Vestey was severely injured in a riding accident in 1984 and was wheel-chair bound thereafter.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Isla Beatrice Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b 2016)

_. The Hon Joanna Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b 1985), wife of the Hon Nicholas Edward Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (born 16 Feb, 1986), gave birth to a daughter, Isla Beatrice, 14 October, 2016.

Nicholas is the son and heir of the 9th Baron Thurlow (b 13 Apr, 1952), (Peerage of GB, cr 1792), of Mapledurham, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Bridget Anne Julia Cheape.

Joanna, a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale (Earl, Scotland, 1624) middle daughter of Patrick Richard Heriot Maitland (born 1947), of Fossway, Kinross, by his wife the former Marilyn Lois Grant.


Rose Elizabeth Mary Crisp (b 2016)

_. The Lady Hermione Mary Annabel Crisp (b 1982, nee Shirley), scion of the Earls Ferrers, and wife of Edward J. Crisp, of Kirby Cane Hall, co Norfolk, gave birth to a daughter, Rose Elizabeth Mary, 9 October, 2016.

Edward Crisp is a son of the late Maj Simon Crisp and the late Mrs Christine Grote Crisp, & Lady Hermione  is the only daughter of the 14th Earl Ferrers (b 29 Dec 1952), of Ditchingham Hall, Norfolk, and the Countess Ferrers (nee Susannah Mary Sheepshanks, scion of that landed family).


Greenall/Corbin engagement

The engagement was announced 26 October, 2016, between Dr the Hon Toby Peter Greenall (b 1988), scion of the Barons Daresbury, third son of the 4th Baron Daresbury (b 18 Jul 1953), of Malpas, Cheshire, by his wife the former Clare Alison Weatherby (descended from the extinct Earls of Clonmell), & Mr George J.R. Corbin, son of Colonel and Mrs David Corbin, of Zeals, Wiltshire.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Lady Caroline Faber 1923-2016

_. The Lady Caroline Faber (nee Macmillan), who died 14 September, 2016, aged 93, was a scion of the Earls of Stockton (Peerage of the UK, cr 1984), the elder daughter of Harold Macmillan (1894-1986), Prime Minister 1957-63, who was created Earl of Stockton on his 90th birthday in 1984.

She was born in 1923 as Ann Caroline Macmillan. Her father had married in 1920, the Lady Dorothy Cavendish (1900-66), a daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire; she married in 1944, Julian Tufnell Faber (d 2002), and had issue.

Funeral at Chelsea Old Church, Cheyne Walk, 29 September, 2016.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Walter Jeremy Sidney Ferguson (b 2016)

__ Gemma Mary Ferguson (b 1979, nee Soames) wife of Andrew C. Ferguson, gave birth to a son, Walter Jeremy Sidney, at the Matilda Hospital, Hong Kong, 29 June, 2016, a brother for Arthur Hugh Archie, who was b 2 Sept, 2013.
Andrew is a son of Mr Nicholas Ferguson, of Rattery, Devon, & Mrs Harriet Ellis, of Farnham, Surrey, & Gemma, scion of the Soames landed family, is a daughter of the Hon Jeremy Bernard Soames (b 1952), of West Barsham, Norfolk, by his wife the former Susanna Keith.
Walter Ferguson is a great-great grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Voelcker/Brandram engagement

__The engagement was announced 19 August, 2016, between Humphrey Walter Voelcker (b 1980), son of Mr Peter P. Voelcker, of Fowey, Cornwall, by his wife the former Alison Van D. Edwards,  and Sophie Eila Brandram (b 23 Jan 1981), scion of that landed family, & descended from the Royal House of Greece & Denmark, elder daughter of (Richard) Paul George Andrew Brandram (b 1 Apr 1948), of London, by his former 1st wife the former Jennifer Diane Steele (b 1951, now Mrs Robert Enslow, also of London).

Sophie Brandram's paternal grandmother was HRH Princess Katherine of Greece & Denmark (1913-2007), who married Richard Campbell Brandram (1911-94) and became (by courtesy of King George VI)  'Lady Katherine Brandram'. 


Frederick Rupert Fitzgeorge-Balfour (b 2016)

_. Another birth on the outer limits of the British Royal Family:  George Augustus Fitzgeorge-Balfour (b 1979), descended from HRH Prince George, (2nd) Duke of Cambridge,  and his wife Tania (nee Smith) have been presented with a son, Frederick Rupert, 2 July, 2016, a brother for Jemima, who was b 17 Apr, 2011.

George Fitzgeorge-Balfour is a son of Robert Victor Fitzgeorge-Balfour, by his wife the former Patricia Anne Christiana Rowntree.


Hugo John Lorenzo Troughton (b 2016)

_.  Jessica Troughton (nee Carnevale), wife of Michael Troughton (b 1981), descended from the Earls of Strathmore, and a kinsman of HM The Queen, gave birth to a son, Hugo John Lorenzo, in New Jersey, United States, 16 Aug, 2016, a brother for Peter.

Michael Troughton is a son of Mr and Mrs Peter Troughton, of Wanborough, Wiltshire, and Jessica, younger daughter of Dr and Mrs Robert Carnevale, of Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 

Claude George Bowes-Lyon, Earl of Strathmore 1855-1944
Michael Bowes-Lyon 1893-1953
Mary Bowes-Lyon 1932-
Sarah Colman 1953-
Michael Troughton 1981-I

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rose Jane Fellowes (b 2016)

_. Alexandra Margaret B. Fellowes (b 1982, nee Finlay), wife of the Hon Alexander Robert Fellowes (b 23 March, 1983), gave birth to a daughter, Rose Jane, 10 Aug 2016.

The Hon Alexander Fellowes is the only son of Robert Fellowes, Baron Fellowes, GCB, GCVO (born 11 Dec, 1941), sometime Principal Private Secretary to HM The Queen, scion of the landed family of Fellowes, of Shotesham, by his wife the former Lady (Cynthia) Jane Spencer (born 11 Feb, 1957).

Alexandra Fellowes is a scion of the Finlay Baronets, of Epping (cr Bt, UK, 1964), daughter of George Edward Bell Finlay (b 14 Apr 1948), descended from the Barons Thurlow (Peerage of GB, cr 1792), by his wife the former Rose A. Walker, of the Johnnie Walker whisky distillery family.

Alexander Fellowes is a first cousin of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and is a grandson maternally of the late 8th Earl Spencer, &c.


Alexander Jack Stanley (b 2016)

_. Katherine Louise Stanley (born 1983, nee Heriot Maitland), wife of (Charles) Douglas Llewellyn Stanley (b 1982), scion of the Earls of Derby, gave birth to a son, Alexander Jack, 24 July, 2016, a brother for Margot Anna, who was b 1 Nov, 2014.

Katherine (Katie) Stanley is a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale (Earl, Scot, cr 1647). 

Douglas Stanley, descended from the 13th Earl of Derby (Earl, England, cr 1485), is the son of Mr Martin John Llewellyn Stanley (b 1952), and Mrs Stanley, of Oxted, Surrey, and Katherine is the eldest daughter of Patrick Richard Heriot Maitland (b 1947) of Fossoway, Kinross, by his wife the former Marilyn Lois Grant.


Hubert Rollo Barnabas Clifford (b 2016)

_.Laura Lucy Clifford (nee Hurst-Bannister, b 1983), wife of Christopher Rollo Clifford (b 1982), scion of the Barons Clifford of Chudleigh, gave birth to a son, Hubert Rollo Barnabas Clifford, 5 August, 2016, a brother for Leo Richard Hugh, who was b 5 December, 2013.

Christopher Clifford is a s of Hon Rollo Hugh CLIFFORD (b 1954, 3rd in line to his brother's barony CLIFFORD OF CHUDLEIGH) and his 1st wife Fiona Margaret (b c1956 reg Q1 Maidenhead) d of Richard Andrew PALETHORPE-TODD OBE (1919-2009, the actor Richard Todd) and his 1st w Catherine GRANT-BOGLE (d ?1997). He m 2011 Laura Lucy (b 1983 reg Q4 Winchester) d of Barnabas J HURST-BANNISTER (b 1952 reg Q4 Somerset) of East Worlington, Devon and Elizabeth L B (b 1955 reg Q1 Lambeth) d of Dr Richard H G PERKS of The Old Parsonage, Sutton Valence, Kent, and Bridget Kathleen ATTLEE (1921-2006).

I reported news of the engagement of Laura's elder sister (Henrietta Bridget Florence) to a scion of the FLOYD Bts (cr 1816) in 2008:!searchin/peerage-news/hurst-bannister/peerage-news/otm-T6EjrWQ/gNwR1Hn9nx4J. They married the following year and have two sons.


Hugh James Alfred Hickman (b 2016)

From the Telegraph of 18 August 2016: HICKMAN  On 11th August 2016, to Alicia (née Newson) and Charles, a son, Hugh James Alfred.

Charles Patrick Alfred (b 1983) s & ha of Sir Richard Glenn HICKMAN 4th & present Bt (b 1949) and Heather Mary Elizabeth d of Dr James MOFFETT of Westlecot Manor, Swindon, Wilts. He m 2014 Alicia Lorraine (b 1982 reg Q4 Surrey) d of Derek L NEWSON (b 1948 reg Q2 Ealing, Middlesex) and Lorraine T GRIFFIN (b 1950 reg Q3 Surrey).

 The new father's paternal grandmother, the former Margaret Doris Kempson, was the first wife of Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Baronet (Bt, UK, cr 1990), whom she wed in 1942 and divorced in 1946. She married Sir Alfred Howard Whitby Hickman, 3rd Bt, in 1948, and he died in 1979, &c.)