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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Priestley/Deacon marriage

__. The marriage took place, 25 March, 2017, at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, between Adam Alexander Priestley (b 1980), son of Commander Michael Priestley, RN, by his wife the former Linda Shade, & Rebecca Anne Deacon (b 1982), daughter of the late Major Michael John Deacon (1947-86), by his wife the Rev Selina Deacon (nee Trousdell).

The bride serves HRH The Duchess of Cambridge as private secretary, and is to leave her post in the summer of 2017, after 10 years of service to William and Kate.

Deacon is a cousin of The Duke of Cambridge, albeit distantly. Rebecca is William's 7th cousin ~ both have lines of descent from the 4th Duke of Gordon.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Sam Browne (b 2017)

_. Victoria Browne (born 1980, nee Howard-Vyse), scion of the Howard-Vyse landed family, of Langton, North Yorkshire, wife of Charlie Browne, gave birth to a son, Sam, 12 March, 2017, at Bury St Edmunds, a brother for Wilbur, who was born 29 March, 2013, and for Emily, who was born 30 Apr, 2015.

Charlie Browne is a son of Mr & Mrs Peter Browne, of Flempton, Suffolk, and Victoria (Vicky) is the daughter of Lt-Col John Cecil Howard-Vyse (b 1947), of Burneston, North Yorks, by his wife the former Jennifer Anne Collin.

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Sonia Lady Fairfax of Cameron 1927-2017

_. Sonia Lady Fairfax of Cameron, who died 22 March, 2017, was the widow of the 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, and was a former Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth II.

She was born in London in 1927, the second daughter of Capt Cecil Bernard Gunston, MC [1885-1934], by his wife the former Lady Doris Gwendoline Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, eldest daughter of the 2nd Marquess of Dufferin & Ava; married 17 Apr, 1951, Thomas Brian McKelvie Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1923-1964) [Peerage of Scotland, cr 1627], who died aged 40, 8 April, 1964.

Lady Fairfax  served Her Majesty the Queen as Lady of the Bedchamber [temporary] 1967-71.

She was the mother of three sons, Nicholas, Hugh and Rupert, and a daughter, Serena. The eldest son is the 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron.

A Requiem Mass is to take place at Douai Abbey, Berkshire, Thursday 6 April, 2017.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Duke of Westminster/Harriet Tomlinson

_. The Duke of Westminster, billionaire godfather of Prince George of Cambridge, is reported to have found love with a former classmate, Chester-born Harriet Tomlinson.

The 7th Duke of Westminster [b 29 January, 1991], is the only son of the late 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, OBE [1951-2016] by his wife the former Natalia Ayesha Phillips [b 1959]  a descendant of the Royal House of Romanov, a daughter of Lt-Col Harold Pedro Joseph Phillips, by his wife the former Georgina Wernher, scion of the now extinct Wernher baronets. Georgina's grandfather was HIH Grand Duke Michael of Russia.

The 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, OBE, died suddenly from a heart attack, at Preston, Lancashire, 9 Aug, 2016. He was 64.

The 7th duke is also Marquess of Westminster, Earl Grosvenor, Viscount Belgrave and Baron Grosvenor, and a baronet.

Harriet Montgomery Taylor Tomlinson was born in Chester in 1990 - and like the duke is 26 - she is the elder daughter of Mr Grahame Montgomery Tomlinson by his second wife the former Louise A. Taylor.

Harriet has three older half-siblings, sisters Sarah and Annabel, and a half-brother, Paul.

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Rear-Admiral Sir Nigel Cecil KBE, CB [1925-2017]

_. Rear-Admiral Sir (Oswald) Nigel Amherst Cecil, KBE, CB, died 10 March, 2017. He was 91.
 
Sir Nigel was b in 1925, a scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney, and was descended from the 3rd Marquess of Exeter. He was a son of the Hon Henry Mitford Amherst Cecil [1893-1962] by his wife the Hon Yvonne Cornwallis [1896-1983], daughter of the 1st Baron Cornwallis; married 1961, Annette [b 1934], dau of Maj Robert Edward Barclay [1906-59] by his wife the former Nesta Anne Bury-Barry, by whom he had issue.
 
A Service of Thanksgiving took place at Holy Trinity, South Wonston, 22 March, 2017.
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Twiston-Davies/Langham engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 March, 2017, between Benedict Anthony Francis Twiston-Davies [b 1978], scion of that landed gentry family, eldest son of David James Twiston Davies [b 1945], by his wife the former Margaret Anne [Rita] Montgomery, & Helen Elizabeth Langham [b 1980], daughter of David J Langham, by his wife the former Susan E Parkin.

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George Wahlberg Scott [b 2017]


_. Emily Helen Wahlberg Scott [nee Thompson], wife of Arthur Jervoise Trafford Scott [b 1984], scion of the Scott of Rotherfield baronets, gave birth to a son, George Wahlberg, 1 Feb, 2017, a brother for Wilfred Jervoise Scott, who was b 3 Dec, 2014.

Arthur Scott is the son and heir of Sir James Scott, 3rd Bt.

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Ann Barlow Wilson [d 2017]

-. Ann Barlow Wilson [nee Lithgow], who died 4 March, 2017, was a scion of the Lithgow baronets, daughter of Sir James Lithgow, 1st Baronet [1883-1952], by his wife the former Gwendolyn Amy Harrison [1897-1975]; married 1952, [William] Simon Wilson, and had issue.


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Burnett/Daukes engagement

__. The engagement was announced 21 March, 2017, between the Hon George Arthur Burnett [b 1979], son of the life peer Baron Burnett [b 1945], by his wife the former Elizabeth Sherwood de la Mare, & Rose-Anna Daukes [b 1981], daughter of Brigadier Clendon Daukes [b 1945], by his wife the former Camilla de Courcy Trasenster, scion of that landed family.
 
 
 
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Sandilands/McNulty engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 March, 2017, between Christopher Francis Sandilands [ b 1986], scion of that landed gentry family, descended from the Dukes of Norfolk, son of the late James Sebastian Sandilands [1944-91],  by his wife the former Gabrielle Mellich [b 1952], of Fulham, London, & Lucy J. McNulty, daughter of Dr David and Martina McNulty, of Richmond, Surrey.
 
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Buchanan/Gibbs engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 March, 2017, between Michael D.J. Buchanan, eldest son of Mrs D.C. Buchanan, of Chelsea, London, & Amelia Emma Gibbs [b 1982], descended from the Crawley-Boevey baronets, daughter of Peter Noel Houldsworth Gibbs [b 1948] of Fingest Grove, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Clare Viney [b 1951].
 
 
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Fulford/Melville engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 March, 2017, between Francis Arthur Fulford [b 1993], scion of that landed family, of Fulford, son of Francis C. Fulford [b 1952], by his wife the former [Diana] Kishanda Tulloch, and Sally E. Melville, daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Melville, of Lenox, Massachuetts, United States.

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Kennedy/Crichton-Stuart

__. The engagement was announced 23 March, 2017, between Robin Moore S. Kennedy [b 1976], son of Mr & Mrs John Kennedy, of South Warnborough, Hampshire, & Katherine Rose [Katie] Crichton-Stuart [b 1979], scion of the Marquesses of Bute [Marquess, GB, cr 1796], daughter of [Patrick] James Crichton-Stuart [b 1954], of Bembridge, Isle of Wight, by his first wife the former Amanda Mary Howell Williams.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Voelcker/Brandram wedding

__The engagement marriage took place, 11th February, 2017, at the Church of the Holy Trinity & St Thomas of Canterbury, Ettington, Warwickshire, 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'. 

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Major The Hon Peter Charles Baillie [1927-2017]

_. Major The Hon Peter Charles Baillie, who died 15 March, 2017, aged 89, was a scion of the Barons Burton [Peerage of the UK, cr 1897].

Peter Burton was born 26 June, 1927, the second son of Brigadier the Hon George Evan Michael Baillie, MC [1894-1941], by his wife the former Lady Maud Cavendish, CBE, eldest daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.

Educated at Eton; Major, The Life Guards; JP for Hampshire, &c.

He married 15 Nov 1955, Jennifer Priscilla (deceased), younger daughter of Harold Reginald Newgass, QC, by whom he had issue, four daughters, Catriona, Elizabeth, Susan and Rachel.

Funeral service at St John The Baptist Church, Boldre, Lymington, Hants, Friday 31 March, 2017.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sir Brian Ohlson, 3rd Baronet (1936-2017)

_. Sir Brian Ohlson, 3rd Baronet, died 19 March, 2017. He was 80.

Money broker Brian Eric Christopher Ohlson was born 27 July, 1936, son of Sir James Ohlson, 2nd Baronet (1911-83), by his wife the former Marjorie Joan Roosemale-Cocq; educated at Harrow and RMA; late Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards. Succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father, 1983; unmarried.

He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother, Peter Michael Ohlson, who was born 18 May, 1939.

The funeral is at Mortlake Crematorium, Richmond, Thursday 30 March, 2017.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Baroness Charteris of Amisfield 1919-2017

_. The Baroness Charteris of Amisfield, who died 14 March, 2017, was the widow of the Baron Charteris of Amisfield, GCB, GCVO, QSO, OBE, PC, who, as the Hon Sir Martin Charteris, was the private secretary to Queen Elizabeth II, 1972-77.

She was born 3 May, 1919 as Mary Gay Hobart Margesson, daughter of Henry Margesson, MP [later 1st Viscount Margesson] 1890-1965, by his wife the former Frances Leggett; married 16 Dec, 1944, the Hon Martin Charteris, a younger brother of the 12th Earl of Wemyss & March.

Her husband was Private Secretary to the Queen (when Princess Elizabeth) 1950-52, Assistant private secretary 1952-72, private secretary and keeper of the Queen's archives 1972-77, an extra equerry to the Queen 1956, a permanent Llord in Waiting to Her Majesty 1978-99, &c.

She was widowed 23 Dec, 1999. Lady Charteris leaves issue, a daughter (Francesca) Mary, and two sons, Andrew and Harold.

The funeral takes place at St Peter's Church, Stanway, 3 April, 2017.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dalrymple-Hamilton/Goucher engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 March, 2017, between Hew North Robert Dalrymple-Hamilton [b 1981], scion of the Earls of Stair [Peerage of Scotland, cr 1703], elder son of  Mr [North] John Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, OBE, TD [b 1950], of Bargany, Ayrshire, by his wife the former Sally-Anne How, & Miss Lucinda Catherine Goucher [b 1987],  daughter of Mr James T. Goucher, of Baden Hall, Staffordshire, by his wife the former Deborah C. Chambers.

Hew's father is a member of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland [Royal Company of Archers] and was a Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1964-66.

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