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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Wells/Mitchell engagement

The engagement was announced 18 February, 2006, between Capt. William J.D. Wells, elder son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Wells, of Mere House, Kent, & Caroline A.R. Mitchell, edler daughter of Mr Simon Mitchell, of Trull, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Clarissa Catherine Woollcombe Smith (b. 20 Mar 1952), second daughter of Geoffrey Roy Holland Smith, of Oxton Hall, Tadcaster, Yorks, of the Samuel Smith brewing family, by his wife the former Rosamond Margaret Stirling Woollcombe (b. 21 Sept 1919), scion of that BLG family, daughter of the Rt. Rev. Henry St. John Stirling Woollcombe, sometime Bishop Suffragan of Whitby and of Selby, by his wife Florence Hilda Argles.

Source: Daily Telegraph 18 February 2006

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D'Agostino/Bune engagement

The engagement was announced 18 February, 2006, between Michael B.P. D'Agostino, eldest son of Mr & Mrs John D'Agostino, of West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, & Eloise Anne Moireen Bune (b. 1977), only daughter of Anthony David Bune, of New York, by his wife the former Hon. Sarah Jane Warrender (b. 1952), daughter of the 2nd Baron Bruntisfield, OBE, MC, TD, by his 1st wife the former Anne Moireen Campbell.

Source: Daily Telegraph 18 February, 2006

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Ruddy/Benson engagement

The engagement was announced 17 February, 2006, between Alan J. Ruddy, son of Mr & Mrs Patrick Ruddy, of Radlett, Hertfordshire, & Harriet Anne Benson (b. 1974), younger daughter of the Hon. Michael D'Arcy Benson (b. 1943), and Rev Rachel Benson, of Westow, North Yorkshire.

HarrietBenson is a granddaughter of the late life peer Baron Benson, GBE.

Source: Daily Telegraph 17 February, 2006

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Mayer/Chisenhale-Marsh engagement

The engagement was announced 22 February, 2006, between Alexander B.A. Mayer, youngest son of the late Alan Mayer and Mrs Alan Mayer, of Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, & Kate A. Chisenhale-Marsh, scion of the Burke's Landed Gentry Family of Chisenhale-Marsh of Gaynes Park, youngest daughter of Anthony Guy Swaine Chisenhale-Marsh (b. 9 May 1940), of Mickley, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Miranda Jane Woodroffe, only daughter of John William Richard Woodroffe by his 1st wife the former Patricia Hambro, 2nd daughter of Angus Valdemar Hambro, DL, JP, of Hill House, Milton Abbas, Dorset, scion of the BLG family of Hambro of The Hyde.

Source: Daily Telegraph 22 February, 2006

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Spira/Pakenham engagement

The engagement was announced 16 February, 2006, between Christopher J.L. Spira, son of Mr & Mrs Peter Spira, & Catherine Ruth (Kate) Pakenham (b. 1975), scion of the Earls of Longford, daughter of the Hon Kevin John Toussaint Pakenham (b. 1947), by his 1st wife Ruth (now Mrs Guy East).

Kate Pakenham is a granddaughter paternally of the 7th Earl of Longford, KG, PC (1905-2001).

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 Feb 2006

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Skipwith/Wilkinson engagement

The engagement was announced 16 February, 2006, between Julian Alexandre d'Estoteville Skipwith (b. 1972), scion of the Skipwith Baronets, son of Richard Peyton Skipwith (b. 1937), and Mrs Skipwith, of Wickham, Hampshire, & E. Mary Wilkinson, daughter of Mr & Mrs Bruce Wilkinson, of Glapthorn, Northamptonshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 Feb 2006

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Lowther/Davis engagement

The engagement was announced 16 February, 2006, between Patrick William Lowther (b. 15 Jul 1977), only son of Colonel Sir Charles Lowther, 6th Baronet, and Lady Lowther, of Erbistock, Wrexham, & Sarah J. Davis, only daughter of Mr & Mrs William Davis, of Kensington, London.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 Feb 2006


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Lady Cowperthwaite

Lady Cowperthwaite, who died at London's Cromwell Hospital, 13 February, 2006, was the widow of Sir John James Cowperthwaite, KBE, CMG, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong 1961-71, who died 21 January, 2006.

She was the former Sheila Mary Thomson, daughter of Alexander Thomson, of Aberdeen, and married the colonial administrator in 1941; and had one son.

Source: Daily Telegraph 22 February, 2006

Sir John James Cowperthwaite, KBE, CMG

Sir John James Cowperthwaite, KBE, CMG, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong 1961-71, died 21 January, 2006. He was aged 90.He was born 25 April, 1915, the son of John James Cowperthwaite, and was educated at Merchiston Castle School; St Andrews University; Christ's College, Cambridge.Career: entered the Colonial Administrative Service, Hong Kong, 1941; seconded to Sierra Leone, 1942-45; international adviser to Jardine Fleming & Co., Ltd, Hong Kong, 1972-81.He was appointed OBE 1960; CMG 1964; KBE 1968.He married in 1941, Sheila Mary, daughter of Alexander Thomson, of Aberdeen, by whom he had one son.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 January, 2006

Monday, February 27, 2006

Zita Mary James

Zita Mary James (nee Jungman), who died in Ireland 18 February, 2006, aged 102, was b. 13 Sept, 1903, elder dau of Nico Jungman (d. 1935), an Anglo-Dutch artist, who married 1900, Beatrice Mackay (div 1918); Zita had a sister, Teresa; their mother, Beatrice married 2ndly, Richard Guinness, scion of the brewing dynasty; Zita married at St James's Church, Spanish Place, London, 29 Jan 1929 (div. 1932), Arthur Walter James (1904-81), scion of the Barons Northbourne (and a grandson maternally of the 4th Duke of Wellington) ; no issue.....

Source: Daily Telegraph

Friday, February 24, 2006

Rose Brassey

Joanna Brassey, wife since February, 2003, of the Hon. Edward Brassey, [b. 1964], only son of the 3rd Baron Brassey of Apethorpe and the late Baroness Brassey of Apethorpe, gave birth to a
daughter, Rose, 9 February, 2006, a sister for Christian, who was b. 23 December, 2003.

Both bride and groom descend from King Charles II. Edward Brassey is a descendant of the King and Louise de Penancoet de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth; & Joanna Pardoe is descended from the Merrie Monarch and Nell Gwynn.


Source: Daily Telegraph 17 Feb 2006

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Hon Edward Charles Douglas Home

The Hon Edward Charles Douglas Home, who died 17 February, 2006 aged 85, was a younger son of the 13th Earl of Home, KT (1873-1951), by his wife the former Lady Lilian Lambton (d. 1966) daughter of the 4th Earl of Durham; and was a brother of the Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home (aka the 14th Earl of Home, afterwards the life peer Baron Home of the Hirstel, KT). He was born in 1920; educated at Eton; 2nd Lieutenant Royal Artillery, served in WW2 (prisoner of war); married 1946, Nancy Rose, daughter of Sir Thomas Dalrymple Straker-Smith; by whom he had issue, Simon, Andrew and Mark. The funeral service took place at St Gregory's, Kirknewton, near Wooler on Friday 24 February, 2006.


Source: The Times

Trusted/Astor engagement

The engagement was announced in February, 2006, between Dominic M. Trusted (b. circa 1973), younger son of Mr Timothy John Trusted (b. 1944) and Mrs Jean Trusted, and the Hon Camilla Fiona Astor (b. 1974), eldest daughter of the 3rd Baron Astor of Hever (b. 16 June 1946) by his 1st wife, the former Fiona Diana Lennox Harvey (descended from the Mainwaring Baronets) .

Dominic's paternal grandfather, John Marshall Trusted (b. 1913) married 1stly, 1938, Eileen Muriel, daughter of Ulrich Hopton. His great-grandfather, Sir Harry Herbert Trusted, QC (b. 1888), sometime Chief Justice of Palestine and the Federated Malay States, married in 1911, Mary Agnes Marshall Warmington (b. 2 Nov 1889), daughter of Sir Cornelius Marshall Warmington, 1st Baronet, QC (1842-1908).

Source: The Times

Blanco/Dugdale engagement

The engagementwas announced in February, 2006, between Don Jesús Blanco, eldest son of Don Jesús Díaz y Doña Agustina Blanco of Las Rozas, Madrid, and Adelaide Margaret Victoria Jane Dugdale (b. 1970), youngest daughter of Sir William Stratford Dugdale, CBE, MC, 2nd Baronet (b. 29 Mar 1922), of Blyth Hall, Warwickshire, by his second wife, Cecilia Mary, daughter of Sir William Mount, 2nd Baronet.

Source: The Times

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Hon Edward Latham Baillieu

The Hon Edward Latham Baillieu, who died 10 February, 2006, aged 86, was a son of the 1st Baron Baillieu, KBE, CMG (1889-1967), by his wife the former Ruby Florence Evelyn Clark; he was born in 1919; educated at Winchester and Brasenose College, Oxford (BA 1942; MA 1947); formerly a member of the London Stock Exchange; Chairman, National Mutual Life Assurance Association of Australasia (London branch); Director, ANZ Bank; director of Rio Tinto Zinc and other companies; Deputy Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England; served in the Second World War in the Royal Artillery and RHA (invalided); married 1942, Betty Anne Jardine, daughter of Henry Leslie Jardine Taylor, of Crofton Lodge, Sunningdale, Berkshire, and had issue, Sarah (deceased), Christopher, Annette and Philip.


Source: Daily Telegraph, 16 Feb 2006

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John Philip Brooke-Little, CVO

John Brooke-Little, CVO, Norroy and Ulster King of Arms, Registrar and Knight Attendant on the Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick, 1980-95; Librarian, 1974-94, and Treasurer, 1978-95, College of Arms; Clarenceux King of Arms, 1995-97; died 13 February, 2006. He was 78.
John Philip Brooke-Little was born 6 April, 1927, the son of Raymond Brooke-Little, of Unicorns House, Swalcliffe, and educated at Clayesmore School; New College, Oxford (MA).
Career:->Earl Marshal's staff 1952-53; Gold Staff Officer, Coronation 1953; Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms, 1956-67; Richmond Herald, 1967-80; Registrar, College of Arms, 1974-82; Director, Heralds' Museum; Hon Editor, The Coat of Arms from 1950; Fellow, Society of Genealogists, 1969; President, English Language Literary Trust, 1985-96; Governor Emeritus, Clayesmore School (Chairman, 1971-83): &c.
He was appointed MVO, 1969; CVO 1984; FSA 1961; KStJ, 1975; Knight of Malta, 1955; Knight Grand Cross of Grace and Devotion, Order of Malta, 1964, &c.
He married in 1960, Mary Lee, daughter of John Raymond Pierce, by whom he had three sons and one daughter.

The funeral mass will be held in the Holy Trinity Church, Hethe, near Bicester, on Thursday 23 February 2006, followed by burial in St Mary's Churchyard, Lower Heyford.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 Feb 2006


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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Lady Beynon

Lady Beynon, who died 9 February, 2006, was the widow of Professor Sir (William John)Granville Beynon, CBE, FRS, sometime Professor and Head of the Department of Physics, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
She was the former Megan Medi James. She is survived by children, Margaret, Meurig and James.
The funeral takes place at Ebenezer Church, Dunvant, Swansea, 17 February, 2006.

Source: The Times 14 Feb, 2006

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Hon Karis Valerie Violet Wallace

The Hon Karis Valerie Violet Wallace (nee Mond), who died 8 February, 2006, was a daughter of the 2nd Baron Melchett (1898-1949), sometime vice-chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries, by his wife the former Amy Gwen Wilson (d. 1982).
She was born in 1927, and married 1stly, 1949 (divorced 1956) John Hackman Sumner; married 2ndly, 1956, Brian Wallace, and is survived by her second husband, and children from both marriages.
The funeral takes place, 16 February, 2006, at the Methodist Chapel, Lambourn, Berkshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 14 February, 2006

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Toff Preston is no Ordinary Boy...

Being a toff is taboo in the world of pop. So pity poor Preston, frontman of the Indie band The Ordinary Boys and Celebrity Big Brother contestant, who was recently outed as being of aristocratic lineage as a direct descendant of the 19th century Prime Minister, the 2nd Earl Grey. But the mockney-accented crooner is, I can reveal, even more blue-blooded than that. Preston is a kinsman of royalty. The 24 yr-old singer is related to Prince William and Prince Harry. The Earls Spencer are descended from Earl Grey's daughter Lady Elizabeth...

Here's the Preston/Prince William connection....

2nd Earl Grey
Prime Minister
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Admiral Hon. George Grey = Jane Stuart
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Frederick Bryan Grey = Mary Greenstock
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Ursula Sybil Grey = Alec Murray Preston
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Anthony Grey Murray Preston = Miranda Hynes
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Samuel Preston, aka "Preston" of the Ordinary Boys
b. 16 Jan 1982

and...

2nd Earl Grey
Prime Minister
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Lady Elizabeth Grey = John Bulteel
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Louisa Emily Charlotte Bulteel =Lord Revelstoke
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Hon Margaret Baring = 6th Earl Spencer
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7th Earl Spencer =Lady Cynthia Hamilton
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8th Earl Spencer = Frances Roche
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Lady Diana Spencer = Prince of Wales
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Prince William
b. 21 June 1982


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Every/Siviter engagement

The engagement was announced 11 February, 2006, between Edward James Henry Every (b. 3 July 1975), eldest son and heir of Sir Henry John Michael Every, 13th Baronet (b. 6 Apr 1947), of Egginton, Derby, by his wife, the former Susan Mary Beaton, & Sosennah M. Siviter, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs David Siviter, of Burwash, East Sussex, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 February, 2006


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Capt. Arthur Malcolm James Drummond

Arthur Malcolm James Drummond (b. 1911), late Capt. the Royal Berkshire Regiment, scion of the Earls of Perth; son of Malcolm Cyril Drummond (1880-1945), by his 1st wife Zina Lilias Ogilvie (d. 1931); married 1stly, 1938 (div. 1952) Moyra Blanche (d. 1982), daughter of Frederick Barnard Elliot, CBE (descended from the Barons Emly); married 2ndly, 1954, Patricia, daughter of Guy Cave, and had issue from both marriages; died at Alastrean House, Tarland, 11 February, 2006. He was 94.

Source: Daily Telegraph 14 February, 2006


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Dominic Ralph Robert Scrope

Valentina Jane Scrope (nee Barnfather), wife of Thomas Oscar Scrope, [b. 1972], scion of that ancient family, gave birth to a son, Dominic Ralph Robert, 9 February, 2006, a brother for Elizabeth Blythe, who was b. 14 August, 2004.
Thomas (Tom) Scrope is the second son of John Frederick Scrope (b. 1932), and Mrs Scrope, and a grandson of Lt-Col Adrian Cuthbert Scrope, OBE, The Green Howards, by his wife, Everilda Sykes, second daughter of Sir Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet (1879-1919), of Sledmere.
Tom's great-great-grandfather, Sir Tatton Sykes, 5th Baronet (1826-1913) m. 1874, Christina Anne Jessica, daughter of the Rt Hon George Augustus Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck, MP, scion of the Dukes of Portland. Valentina Scrope is a twin daughter of Mr & Mrs David Barnfather.

Source: The Times 14 February, 2006

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Sir Iain Primrose Liston Foulis, 13th Baronet

Sir Iain Foulis, 13th Baronet (created 1634), of Colinton; Baronet (created 1661) of Ravelston, but for the attainder; language tutor in Madrid, 1966-83, died as the result of a motor accident at Madrid, 5 February, 2006, aged 68.
Iain Primrose Liston Foulis (he discontinued the surname of Liston in 1988) was born 9 Aug, 1937, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel James Alistair Liston-Foulis, Royal Artillery (killed on active service in 1942), and Mrs Kathleen de la Hogue Moran (d. 1991), daughter of Lt-Col. John Moran, Indian Army, by his wife Countess Olga de la Hogue, daughter of the Marquis de la Hogue, of Mauritius.
He was educated at Hodder, and St Mary's Hall; Stonyhurst, &c.
Career:-->>National Service, 1957-59; with the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in Cyprus, 1958 (received the General Service Medal); landowner from 1961; language teacher, Estremadura and Madrid, 1959-61; Trainee, Bank of London & South America, 1962; Trainee, Bank of London and Montreal (in Nassau 1963; in Guatemala City 1963-64; Mangua, Nicaragua, 1964-65); Toronto (Sales) 1965-66; Member of the Standing Council of Baronets, from 1988; Life Member, National Trust for Scotland; Member of the Spanish Society of the Friends of Castles; Member of Friends of the St James Way; Certificate from the Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela for pilgrimage on foot, Somport to Santiago, Jubilee Year, 1971; &c.
He succeeded to the baronetcies on the demise of his cousin, the 12th Baronet, in 1961. He never married.

Source: Daily Telegraph 14 February, 2006

Recent civil partnerships...

Let the bells ring out! Mark Bolland, sometime deputy private secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales, and his long-term partner Guy Black have made it legal - the civil partnership was registered at Islington Town Hall on 11 Feb 2006. The darling Rebekah Wade acted as a witness. I don't think HRH was to be counted among the bridal attendants.....

also...

The Times (8 Feb) reports that the High Court Judge Sir Terence Etherton, 54, a Judge of the High Court Chancery Division since 2001, has contracted a civil partnership - aka a gay marriage - with his partner Andrew Stone. In December it was reported that the Government had given the Garter Principal King of Arms, Peter Gwynn-Jones, until the middle of January to pronounce upon whether or not gays marrying titled partners under the new Civil Partnership Act should receive titles themselves. Gwynn-Jones may bow to pressure from a large faction in the College of Arms which believe that if women receive their husbands' titles, so should homosexuals. It was reported that a compromise was likely to be made so that peers marrying gays or knights will be allowed to style themselves 'The Honourable', while keeping their own surnames. "So, Sir terence's spouse Mr Stone can look forward to styling himself 'The Honourable Andrew Stone', ...unless Mr Gwynn-Jones has ruled otherwise...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Arthur Elwen Cameron

Samantha Gwendoline Cameron, (nee Sheffield), wife since 1996 of David Cameron, PC, MP (b. 1966), Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition, and a descendant of King Willian IV and Mrs Jordan, gave birth to a second son, Arthur Elwen, 14 February, 2006, at St Mary's Hospital, Praed St, Paddington, London, a brother for Ivan Reginald Ian, who was b. 8 April, 2002, and for Nancy Gwendoline, who was b. 19 Jan, 2004.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/02/14/ucameron.xml&sSheet=/portal/2006/02/14/ixportaltop.html

Mrs Cameron, (b. 1971), is the eldest daughter of Sir Reginald Adrian Berkeley Sheffield, 8th Baronet, and his first wife Annabel (now Viscountess Astor), and is a descendant of Charles II and Nell Gwynn.

Source: Daily Telegraph 15 Feb, 2006

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Her Honour Judge Angelica Mitchell

Her Honour Judge Angelica Mitchell, a Circuit Judge since 1998, Bencher of Gray's Inn, died at her home 7 February, 2006. She was 57.
She was born 21 August, 1948, the daughter of Sir George Mitchell, CB, QC (Scotland), by his wife Elizabeth Leigh Pemberton, scion of the BLG family of Leigh Pemberton, of Torry Hill, and was educated at Putney High School; Inns of Court School of Law.
Career:- ->Called to the Bar at Gray's Inn, 1972; an Assistant Recorder, 1992-95; a Recorder 1995-98; Member of the Steering Group Advisory Committee for Diploma in Forensic Pyschotherapy, Portman Clinic, 1998- ;Member of the Board, Hampstead Theatre, 1999-; Trustee, Noel Buxton Trust, from 1990; Patron, Art Room, Oxford, from 1992.
She married in 1981,James Nicholas Browne, QC, a Recorder since 1993, by whom she has 2 daughters, Emily and Cassie. She was a sister of His Honour Judge Fergus Mitchell.
The funeral takes place Friday 17 February, at The Temple Church, Temple, Fleet St, London.

Source: Daily Telegraph 10 Feb 2006

Guinness/Cadogan engagement

The engagement was announced 10 February, 2006, between Edward B.N. Guinness, elder son of Mr and Mrs Timothy Guinness, of Ellisfield, Hampshire, and Nancy Cadogan (b. 1979), daughter of Gerald Cadogan (b. 1942), of Culworth, Northamptonshire, scion of the Earls Cadogan, and Mrs Cadogan.

Source: The Times 10 February, 2006

Lady McNeil

Lady McNeil, who died 2 February, 2006, aged 91, was the widow of Sir Hector McNeil, CBE (b. New Zealand, 20 July 1904) sometime Chairman of Babcock & Wilcox; Chairman of the Export Council of Europe, 1966-69, of Weybridge, Surrey.
She was Barbara Jessie, daughter of P.S. Turner, and married in 1939. 1 son and 1 daughter.

Source: Daily Telegraph 4 Feb 2006

Mary Elizabeth Beevor

Mary Elizabeth Beevor, who died 28 January, 2006, was the widow of the Rt Rev Humphry Beevor (1903-65), Bishop of Lebombo 1952-57, scion of the Beevor Baronets (cr. 1784).
As Mrs Elizaabeth Seaton she married the Bishop , 15 Oct 1955. She was a daughter of E. Leonard Young.

Source: Daily Telegraph 8 Feb 2006
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Group Capt. Anthony Mumford

Group Captain Anthony Mumford, CVO, OBE, who died at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, 7 February, 2006, was the husband - since 1986 - of Lady Mary Katharine Fitzalan Howard, CVO (b. 1940), second daughter of the 16th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO, GBE, TD, PC (1908-75).
His wife is heir presumptive to the Lordship of Herries of Terregles (cr. c. 1490), held by her elder sister, Anne, since the death of their father in 1975.
Group Capt Mumford is survived by his wife, a Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy. He also leaves a son, Lowrey (from a previous marriage).
The Requiem Mass takes place at St Andrews, Dumfries, 11 February, 2006, followed by burial at Arundel, West Sussex. A Requiem Mass will take place at the cathedral of Our Lady and St. Philip Howard, Arundel, 7 March, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 9 February, 2006

Leila Radcliffe

Lady Radcliffe, wife of Sir Sebastian Everard Radcliffe, 7th Baronet (b. 8 June 1972), gave birth to a daughter, Leila Maura, 26 January, 2006. Lady Radcliffe is the former Jacinta Lynch.


Source: Daily Telegraph 9 February, 2006.

Anthony Reginald FitzRoy Griffin

Anthony Reginald FitzRoy Griffin b. 22 March 1921; died _at church_ 1 February, 2006, was a descendant of King Charles II. He was the husband of Penny, and father of Jane, Almeric, Sarah, Nick and Pippa.
Mr FitzRoy was descended from the Dukes of Grafton, via Lady Frances FitzRoy and the 1st Baron Churchill.
Lady Frances -> Hon Isabella Spencer=Marten Harcourt Griffin ->FitzRoy Nicholas Griffin=Louise Marguerite Jermyn Bosanquet -->Anthony Reginald Bosanquet Griffin (1921-2006).
He was married to Penny, and leaves four children, Jane, Almeric, Sarah and Nick.
A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Geddington Church, near Kettering, Friday 10 February, 2006.

Source: The Times 4 February 2006

Daniel Berryman

Serena Anne Louise Berryman (b. 1970) wife of Simon Berryman, and younger daughter of Sir (Richard John) Peter Jenks, 4th Baronet (b. 28 June 1936), gave birth to a son, Daniel, 4 January, 2006.




Source: The Times

Frank Douglas Bonham-Carter

Katharine (Katie) Julian Bonham Carter,(nee Dawnay), (b. 1968), wife of the actor Crispin Bonham Carter, gave birth to a fourth son, Frank Douglas, 12 January, 2006, a brother for Arthur (b. 1997), Kit (b.?), and Stanley b. 21 Apr 2002. Mrs Bonham Carter is of Royal descent, and is a great-granddaughter of the Hon Hugh Dawnay (1875-1914), (second son of the 8th Viscount Downe), and Hugh's wife the former Lady Susan de la Poer Beresford, daughter of the 5th Marquess of Waterford.


Source: The Times 8 Feb 2006

Lord Rory James Campbell

The Duchess of Argyll, wife of the 13th Duke of Argyll, gave birth to a second son Lord Rory James Campbell, 3 February, 2006, a brother for Archie Frederick, Marquess of Lorne, who was b. 9 March, 2004.
The father, Torquil Ian Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll, is Hereditary Master of HM's Household in Scotland, Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, Keeper of Dunoon, Carrick, Dunstaffnage & Tarbet Castles, Admiral of the Western Isles & Hereditary Sheriff of Argyll, (b. 29 May, 1968), only son of the late 12th Duke of Argyll, JP, and of Iona Duchess of Argyll, of Inveraray Castle, Argyll, and Eleanor M, (b. January 1973), only daughter of Mr Peter Hugh George Cadbury, (b.1943), and Mrs Cadbury, (formerly Miss Sally Strouvelle), of London.
The Duchess is the granddaughter paternally of Mr (John) Christopher Cadbury, of Beaconwood, Rednal, near Birmingham, and his first wife, the former Honor Milward, (who d. 1957). Eleanor's father, Christopher's third son, was educated at Rugby; is a solicitor, and is/was a director of Morgan Grenfell. Eleanor's parents married in 1969. Her mother was Sally, daughter of Peter Frederick Strouvelle, of Cape Town, South Africa. The Cadburys also have a son, Simon, (b. 1975).

Source: The Times 8 Feb 2006

Count Charles de Zogheb

de Zogheb. - Count CHARLES, peacefully on 2nd February. Sadly missed by daughters Anne, Margot and Patricia, twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


Source: Daily Telegraph 6 February, 2006

Milo Bruce Findlay Hawkins

The Hon. Lucy Hawkins (nee Lang) wife of William L.I. Hawkins, and daughter of the Baron Lang of Monkton, gave birth to a son, Milo Bruce Findlay, 24 January, 2006.

Source: The Times

Lord Brightman

The Baron Brightman, the former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary who died 6 February, 2006, aged 94, was at one time Margaret Thatcher's pupil master and later one of the most eminent Chancery judges.
Lord Brightman, a life baron since 1982, was a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1982-86.
John Anson Brightman was born 20 June, 1911, the son of William Henry Brightman, of St Albans, and was educated at Marlborough and St John's College, Cambridge (Hon Fellow, 1982).
Career:--> Called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, 1932, Bencher, 1966; QC 1961; Able Seaman, Merchant Navy 1939-40; Lieutenant-Commander, RNVR 1940-46; anti-submarine warfare base, Tobermory, North Atlantic and Mediterranean Convoys; on staff of SEAC; RNSC 1944; Attorney-General of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1969-70; Judge of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, 1970-79; knighted 1970; sworn of the Privy Council, 1979; a Lord Justice of Appeal, 1979-82; a Judge of the National Industrial Relations Court, 1971-74; Chairman of the House of Lords House of Commons Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills, 1983-86; Chairman House of Lords Select Committee on Charities, 1983-84; Chairman, House of Lords Select Committee on Abortion Law, 1987-88; on City of Bristol Development, 1988; on Spitalfields Market, 1989; on British Waterways, 1991; on Property Law, 1994; on Private International Law, 1994-95; on Family Home and Domestic Violence, 1995; &c.
He was raised to the peerage as Baron Brightman, of Ibthorpe in the County of Hampshire, 1982.
He married in 1945, Roxane, daughter of Gerasimo Ambatielo, of Cephalonia, by whom he had one son, Christopher.

Source: Daily Telegraph 8 Feb, 2006
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Charles Harold Clavell Blount

Charles Harold Clavell Blount, died 27 January, 2006. He was 92. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn, and leaves a daughter, Rose Wilson , 4 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He also leaves a brother and sister, Clive and Amy Blount.

Source: The Times 2 February, 2006

Rattray/Brown engagement

The engagement was announced 2 February, 2006, between Robert Rattray, of Spoutside, Perthshire, scion of that BLG family, son of the Maj. Peter Rattray and Mrs Jo Rattray, of Newmarket, Suffolk, & Fiona Brown, daughter of the late J. Angus Brown and Mrs Elizabeth Brown, of Simprim Mains, Berwickshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 2 February, 2006

Group Capt Nicholas Henry Tindal-Carill-Worsley

Group Captain Nicholas Henry Joseph Tindal-Carill-Worsley, who died at Dunkirk Memorial House, Bishops Lydeard, 28 January, 2006, aged 94, was scion of an armigerous family, descended from Nicolas Tindal, of the Manor House, Aylesbury, who m. 1875, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Charles Carill-Worlsey, of Platt Hall, Manchester, and Winster, Derby.
The Requiem Mass takes place at St Conal and St Joseph's, Bruckless, Co Donegal, 6 February, 2006

Source: Daily Telegraph 2 February, 2006

8th Marquess of Ely

The Marquess of Ely, died in hospital, after a brief illness, 1 February, 2006. He was aged 92.
The 8th Marquess had been a member of the Trinity College School Community in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada for almost 70 years. He wasthe 9th Baronet (Ireland, cr. 1780); Viscount Loftus (Peerage of Ireland, cr. 1789), Baron Loftus (peerage of the UK, 1801); Earl of Ely (Peerage of Ireland, cr. 1794) and Marquess of Ely (Peerage of Ireland, cr. 1801).
Charles John Tottenham was born 30 May, 1913 (a kinsman of his predecessor, the 7th peer), the son of George Leonard Tottenham (BA, Oxon), by his wife Cecile Elizabeth, daughter of J.S. Burra, of Bockhanger, Kennington, Kent. His father was a grandson of Charles John Tottenham (b. 1808), eldest son of the Rt. Rev. Lord Robert Ponsonby Tottenham, Bishop of Clogher, who was second son of the 1st Marquess.
He was educated at College de Geneve, International School, Geneva; Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (BA).
Career:-->Headamster, Boulden House, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario, 1941-81. He succeeded to the peerages and baronetcy on the demise of his kinsman in 1969.
He married firstly, 1938, Katherine Elizabeth (who d. 1975), daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel W.H. Craig, of Kingston, Ontario; married 2ndly, 1978, Elspeth Ann (d. 1996), only daughter of P.T. Hay, of Highgate, and had issue by his first marriage, Charles John, styled Viscount Loftus, b. 2 February, 1943, who now succeeds to the peerages and baronetcy; Lord Timothy Craig, b. 1948; Lord Richard Ivor, b. 1954; the Rev. Lady Ann Elizabeth, b. 1940.

Source: Daily Telegraph 4 February 2006

Marion Wrottesley

Marion Wrottesley, who died 24 January, 2006, aged 83, was the second wife of Major Richard John Wrottesley, MC (later the 5th Baron Wrottesley).
She was born Joyce Marion Wallace at Shanghai, 3 January, 1923, daughter of Dare Frederick Alexander Wallace, directot-general of Burmah Oil, and was educated at Felixstowe Ladies' College. She married firstly, in 1940, aged 17, Sean Rainey, a private in the Seaforth Highlanders, by whom she had 2 children, Michael Sean O'Dare Rainey, and Shelagh Anne Rainey;she married 2ndly, 9 Dec 1949, as his 2nd wife, Maj. Richard Wrottesley (1918-77), nephew and heir presumptive to his uncle, the 4th Baron. The Daily Telegraph obituary says that Dick Wrottesley had reputedly locked her in the lavatory until she had agreed to marry him. They had a son, the Hon Mark Wrottesley, born 21 June, 1951, who died while serving in the Rhodesian army. The marriage ended in divorce in 1953 (nine years before Dick Wrottesley succeeded to the peerage), & in 1953 she acquired a 13-bedroom house at Soller, on Majorca. She later moved to a suburban villa near Palma, and afterwards to Tangiers. Her home in later years was in London.
Her son, Michael Rainey, married in 1966, the Hon Jane Teresa Denyse Ormsby-Gore, daughter of the 5th Baron Harlech, and her only daughter married in 1963, as his 3rd wife, the Hon David Pax Tennant (who d. 1968), a son of the 1st Baron Glenconner. She is survived by her children, Michael and Shelagh, and by at least 12 grandchildren, including the fashion stylist Ramona Rainey, and a grandson Gawaine, who is engaged to be married to Jasmine Guinness. . The funeral was held 27 January, 2006.

Sources: Daily Telegraph 28 January, 2006/Daily Telegraph 4 Feb 2006

Lady Goschen

Lady Goschen, who died in hospital, 29 January, 2006, was the wife of Sir Edward Alexander (Ned) Goschen, 4th Baronet.
She was born in 1950 as Louise Annette, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Ronald Fulton Lucas Chance, MC, KRRC, of that BLG family, by his wife the former Lady Hilda Ava Fiona Nancy Baird, and was a granddaughter maternally of the (11th) Countess of Kintore.
She is survived by her husband and by an only child, a daughter Charlotte (Lotte).

Source: Daily Telegraph 1 Feb 2006

Fogle/Hunt engagement

The engagement was announced 3 February, 2006, between Ben M. Fogle (b. 1973), TV personality, who recently rowed the Atlantic with James Cracknell, son of Dr Bruce Fogle, by his wife, the actress Julia Foster (b. 2 Aug 1943), and Marina C.E. Hunt, eldest daughter of Dr the Hon Jonathan Philip Henderson Hunt, MA, BM, BCh (b. 1947), by his wife, Monika, daughter of Dr Herbert Kuhlmann, of Schloss Urstein, Salzburg, Austria.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/breakfast/4653136.stm
http://www.benfogle.com/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0287905/
Marina Hunt is a granddaughter paternally of the late life baron, Lord Hunt of Fawley, who d. 1987.


Source: Daily Telegraph 3 Feb 2006

Nicholas Meinertzhagen

Nicholas Neil Meinertzhagen,who was b. 26 August, 1943; died 29 January, 2006. He was 62. He was the only son of the late Mr Luke Meinertzhagen, (d. 1984), a partner in Cazenove & Co., and the late Mrs Meinertzhagen (nee Sheila Cameron Macnamara). Nicholas was the nephew of Daniel and Sir Peter Meinertzhagen. He married firstly, 1966, (div. 1978), Erzebet Sarolta, daughter of Janos von Kenyeres, Capt Royal Hungarian Hussars, and Countess Eva Toldalagi de Nagy Ertse (Erzebet married 2ndly, 1979, Count Ferdinand von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg, of the mediatised princely house); he married secondly, 1980, Princesse Anne de Polignac, elder daughter of Prince Edmond de Polignac (first cousin of the 7th Duc de Polignac & second cousin of HSH the late Prince Rainier of Monaco; married 3rdly, 20 Dec 2001 (div 2003) Mrs Galina Ozhharelleva, n,e Juraszkiewicz. He leaves issue, :- Carla Arabella Meinertzhagen, b.2 Aug 1967; and Johanna Meinertzhagen, b. 1981. The funeral is at Northington Parish Church, near Alresford, Hampshire, 9 Feb 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 3 Feb 2006

Agnew/Hughes

The engagement was announced 3 February, 2006, between Tomás Quentin Agnew (b. 1972), scion of the Agnew Baronets (cr 1629), eldest son of (Fulke) Quentin Ernesto Agnew (b. 1938), of Monte de la Torre, Spain, by his wife the former Susan Georgina Tyson, & Sara C. Hughes, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Hughes, of Seville, Spain.

Source: Daily Telegraph 3 Feb 2006

Geere/Essington-Boulton

The engagement was announced between Ryan M. Geere, son of Mr and Mrs Ian Barclay, of Dainfern, South Africa, and Belinda J. Essington-Boulton, daughter of the late Mark Essington-Boulton, by his wife the former Philippa Pitman (she married 2ndly, 18 Mar 2000, Andrew Gordon-Duff, of Bath, scion of that BLG family)

Source: The Times

Daphne Greenwood

Daphne Lyttelton Greenwood (nee de Havilland), who died 23 January, 2006, aged 94, was a scion of the BLG family of de Havilland, formerly of Havilland Hall, & was a cousin of the actresses Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine.
She was born 15 January, 1912, daughter of Thomas Lyttelton de Havilland (b. 10 May 1872; d. 6 Mar 1939), CMG (1919), DSO (1918); Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry; Serjeant-at-Arms, Union House of Assembly, South Africa, by his wife Winifred Hilda, daughter of S.B. Levy, of Pretoria. She married 8 Dec, 1945, George Crossley Greenwood, elder son of John Greenwood, of Todmorden, Lancashire, by whom she had one daughter, Carolyn. The funeral takes place at Mortlake Crematorium, 7 February, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 1 Feb 2006

Lady Turton-Hart

Lady Turton-Hart, who died 22 January, 2006, was widow of Sir Francis Turton-Hart, KBE (1963), sometime a Member of the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives; & President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce, 1960-63.
She was the former Margaret Frances Edith Greaves, daughter of Richard Hathorn Greaves, of Cairo (he d. 1955), and married Francis Edmund Turton-Hart in 1947. She was predeceased by her husband. A daughter was born of the marriage.
The funeral took place at Thurlestone, 1 February, 2006.


Source: Daily Telegraph 26 January, 2006

Eatwell/Digby engagement

The engagement was announced 2 February, 2006, between the Lord Eatwell (b. 2 Feb, 1945), a Labour life baron, economist and academic, soemtime economics adviser to the Rt Hon Neil Kinnock, Leader of the Labour Party, 1985-92, son of Harold Jack Eatwell, of Swindon, and Mrs Eatwell, & the Hon Mrs Susan E. Digby, former wife of the Hon Henry Digby (b. 6 Jan 1954), son and heir of the 12th Lord Digby, and elder daughter of Peter Watts.

Source: The Times 2 February, 2006

Lady Kennedy

Lady Kennedy, aka Moira Shearer, the ballerina/actress, star of the film "The Red Shoes", died at Oxford, 31 January, 2006, aged 80.
She was the wife of Mr Ludovic Kennedy, the broadcaster, a scion of the Marquesses of Ailsa.
http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/5498
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=apwchfU_sWwY&refe...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/01/AR200...
She was born Moira King, at Dunfermline, Scotland, 17 January, 1926. She is survived by her husband, and children, Alastair, Ailsa, Rachel and Fiona.


Source: Daily Telegraph 2 February, 2006

Ankarcrona/Savile engagement

The engagement was announced, 2 February, 2006, between Edward G.T.J. Ankarcrona, younger son of Mr Juan Ankarcrona, of Kensington, London, and Countess Margaretha Mapelli Mozzi, of St Antonin, France, & the Lady Lucinda Savile, daughter of the 8th Earl of Mexborough (b. 16 May 1931), of Arden Hall, Hawnby, York, by his 2nd wife, the former Catherine Joyce Hope.

Source: Daily Telegraph 2 February, 2006

Princess Nicholas Galitzine

Princess Nicholas Galitzine, who died 26 January, 2006, aged 58, was the wife of Prince Nicholas Galitzine (b. 19 October, 1944, a son of Prince Emmanuel Galitzine and Gwendoline Rhodes.
She was the former Anne Ramsey, and married Prince Nicholas at Thames Ditton, Surrey, 17 April 1971.
She is survived by her husband and three children, Prince Alexander Galitzine b. 17 Dec 1973, Princess Tanya Galitzine b. 2 Jan 1977, and Prince James Galitzine b. 15 Jun 1980, she also leaves a granddaughter, Anastasia.
The funeral takes place at St Michael's Church, Bray, 10 February, 2006.


Source: Daily Telegraph 1 February, 2006

2nd Lord Sherfield

The Lord Sherfield, 2nd Baron, President, Atlantic Council of the United States from 1999, died at his home at Washington DC, 28 January, 2006. He was 63.
Christopher James Makins was born 23 July, 1942, son of the 1st Baron Sherfield, GCB, GCMG, FRS, by his wife the former Alice Brooks (who died in 1985), and succeeded to the peerage (created in 1964), on the demise of his father in 1996.
He was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford.
Career:->Fellow of All Souls, Oxford, 1963-77; HM Diplomatic Service, 1964-75; Vice-President 1989-93, Executive Vice-President, 1993-97, Aspen Institute.
He married in 1975, Wendy Cortesi, by whom he had one child, a daughter, the Hon Marian Makins. He is succeeded in the peerage by his younger brother, the Hon Dwight William Makins, who was b. 2 March, 1951.

Source: Daily Telegraph 1 February, 2006

Lord Mishcon

Lord Mishcon, DL, solicitor, Labour life peer, Senior Partner, Mishcon de Reya (formerly Victor Mishcon & Co from 1937), 1988-92, now Consultant, has died at the age of 90.
http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/1733_leading_lawyer_dies.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4658102.stm
One of his most high profile clients was Diana Princess of Wales.
Victor Mishcon was born 14 Aug 1915, the son of Rabbi Arnold and Mrs Queenie Mishcon;and was educated at the City of London School.
Career: Member of Lambeth Borough Council, 1945-49 (Chairman, Finance Committee, 1947-49); Member of London County Council for Brixton, 1946-65 (Chairman, Public Control Committee, 1947-52; General Purposes Committee 1952-54; Supplies Committee 1956-57; Fire Brigade Committee 1958-65); Member, GLC for Lambeth 1964-67 (Chairman, General Purposes Committee, 1964-67) Member, ILEA, 1964-67; Member of the Joint Committee with the House of Commons on Consolidation of Bills, 1983-85; Member, Law Sub-Committee House of Lords European Communities Committee, 1978-86; Member Hosue of Lords Select Committee on Procedure, 1981-83; Member, House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics, 1993; Opposition Spokesman, in House of Lords, on Home Affairs, 1983-90; Opposition Spokesman in the Lords on Legal Affairs, 1983-92; Vice-Chairman, Lords-Commons Solicitors group, from 1983; Chairman of the Governors, Cormont and Loughborough Secondary Schools, 1947-60; 1970-78; &c.
Victor Mishcon was raised to the peerage as a life baron in 1978, as Baron Mishcon, of Lambeth in Greater London.


Source: BBC News

Heaton-Armstrong/Hanna engagement

The engagement was announced in January, 2006, between Joshua W. Heaton-Armstrong, younger son of Patrick and Lynne Heaton-Armstrong, of Braddan, Isle of Man, and Rebekah R.R. Hanna, elder daughter of David and Rosalind Hanna, of Dublin, Ireland.
I do not have William's pedigree, but the Heaton-Armstrongs were Lords of the Manor of Roscrea, in King's County, Ireland.
William Charles Heaton-Armstrong, b. 1 Sept. 1853, was nineteen generations in descent *per distaff* from King Edward I, and 14 generations in descent from James II, King of Scots; he m. at Veldes, Austria, 7 Sept. 1885, Baroness Bertha Maximiliana, only surviving daughter of the fourth Baron Zois-Edelstein, of Schloss Egg, Carnolia, Austria, and had issue [i] William Duncan Francis, b. at Veldes, 29 Sept.1886; & [ii] John Dunamace, b. in Middlesex, 21 Feb. 1888.



Source: The Times

von Schenk/Gibbs engagement

BARON STEVEN von SCHENK AND MISS K.R. GIBBS

The engagement is announced between Steven, son of the late Colonel, Baron Peter von Schenk and Baroness Norma von Schenk, and Katie, daughter of the late Major Martin Gibbs, and of Mrs Martin Gibbs.

Source: The Times

Hayes/Aykroyd engagement

The engagement was announced 27 January, 2006, between Toby R. Hayes, son of Mr & Mrs Brian Hayes, of Cagebrook House, Herefordshire, & Victoria Louise Aykroyd (b. 1977), younger daughter of Sir James Alexander Frederic Aykroyd, 3rd Baronet, of Birstwith Hall, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Jennifer Marshall.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 January, 2006

Sir Claud Hagart-Alexander, 3rd Baronet

Sir Claud Hagart-Alexander of Ballochmyle, 3rd Baronet, JP, DL, Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Ayr & Arran, 1983-98, died 23 January, 2006. He was 79.
He was born 6 January, 1927, the son of Wilfred Archibald Alexander (the 2nd son of the 2nd Baronet), by his wife Mary Prudence, daughter of Guy Acheson, and was educated at Sherborne; Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (BA 1948); MInstMC 1980.
Career: Hon Sheriff, South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway from 1997; DL Ayrshire, 1973; JP Dumnock & Doon Valley, 1983; succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1886) on the death of his grandfather, 1945.
His home was Kingencleugh House, Mauchline, Ayrshire. He married in 1959, Hilda Etain, 2nd daughter of Miles Malcolm Acheson, Ganges, BC, Canada; 2 sons and 2 daughters. He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his elders son, Claud Hagart-Alexander, b. 5 Nov, 1963.
A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Ninian's Church, Prestwick, 3 Feb 2006.



Source: Daily Telegraph 27 January, 2006

Lord Chan

The Lord Chan,a life peer, who died 21 January, 2006, aged 65, was the first member of Britain's Chinese community to be elevated to the House of Lords, among the frist batch of "people's peers" created in 2001. He was a leading paediatrician.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/01/26/db260...
http://iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_...
Michael Chew Koon Chan was born in Singapore, 6 March, 1940 and educated at Raffles Institution. He trained as a medical student at Guy's Hospital Medical School, where he met his wife Irene. Chan was appointed MBE in 1991. He sat on the crossbenches of the House of Lords. Lord Chan married, in 1965, Irene Wei-Len Chee, who survives him with their son and daughter.


Source: Daily Telegraph 26 Jan 2006

Helen Buchanan-Dunlop

Helen Buchanan-Dunlop, who died at her home in Skiathos, 9 January, 2006, was the wife of Maj. Richard Buchanan-Dunlop, QC, late the Royal Signals (b. 19 Apr, 1919), scion of the BLG family of Buchanan-Dunlop of Drumhead. She was the former Helen Murray Dunlop, only child of Lieutenant-Colonel William George Dunlop, OBE, MC, TD, of Wester Overton, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, and married Richard Buchanan-Dunlop, 14 Sept, 1948. She was mother of Pepi, Rosi, and Amanda. The funeral took place 10 January, 2006.



Source: Daily Telegraph 13 January, 2006

de Winton/Roxburgh engagement

The engagement was announced 25 January, 2005, between Piers M. Parry de Winton, scion of the BLG family of de Winton of Maesderwen, son of Mr Anthony de Winton, of Aberdeenshire, & Mrs Clare de Winton, of Angus, & Lucy A. Roxburgh daughter of the late Peter Roxburgh and Mrs Graeme McLintock, of London.



Source: Daily Telegraph 25 January, 2006

Peter John Cator

Peter John Cator, who died 22 January, 2006, was a scion of the BLG family of that name, b. 26 Oct 1924, son of Sir Geoffrey Cator, CMG (who d. 1973), by his wife, the former Elizabeth Margaret Wynne Mostyn, scion of the Barons Mostyn; educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Cambridge; married 23 January, 1951, Katharine, daughter of Capt. the Hon. Reginald Coke, DSO (he d. 1969), scion of the Earls of Leicester; 1 son, Charles Henry (b. 1952), and one daughter, Caroline Sarah (b. 1954); Career:->served in World War II in the RAFVR and Welsh Guards (as Lieutenant) 1943-47; HM Overseas Civil Service 1949-62; Nigeria Senior District Officer Petroleum Industry Training Board 1967-82, &c. His home was Paxton House, Blockley, Moreton Marsh, Gloucestershire. Thanksgiving Service at St James' Church, Chipping Campden, 31 January, 2006.

Source: The Times 25 January, 2006

Harry Smiley

SMILEY.-On 20th January 2006, to Jessamy and William, a son, Harry, a brother for Willow.


Source: Daily Telegraph 26 Jan 2006

Anthony More O'Ferrall

Anthony More O'Ferrall, who died 20 January, 2006, aged 94, was a scion of the Irish landed family of that name. Members of the More O'Ferrall clan have married into the peerage including Susan, wife of the 3rd Baron Beaverbrook, and her sister, Theresa, wife of Viscount Allendale. Another member of the family married a daughter of an Earl of Listowel.

Source: Daily Telegraph 24 January, 2006

Mervyn Jones/Cooper-Key engagement

The engagement was announced 23 January, 2006, between Matthew C. Mervyn-Jones, son of Mr & Mrs Philip Mervyn-Jones, of Knowl Hill, Berkshire, & Pandora Lorna Mary Cooper-Key (b. 1973), daughter of the late (Kevin) Esmond Peter Cooper-Key (1943-85), by his first wife the former Lady Mary Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon (b. 1947), daughter of the late 6th Earl Howe.
Pandora's paternal grandfather Sir (Edmund Mc) Neill Cooper-Key, Knt (who d. 1981), a descendant of the Wigram Baronets, married in 1941, the Hon. Lorna Peggy Vyvyan Harmsworth (b. 1920), daughter of the 2nd Viscount Rothermere.



Source: The Times 23 January 2006

von Kaltenborn/Upton engagement

The engagement was announced 16 January, 2006,between Noel S. von Kaltenborn, eldest son of Baron Stefan von Kaltenborn, of Gascony, France, and Mrs Robert Clarke, of Beaminster, Dorset, and Emily S.E. Upton, daughter of Mr & Mrs Nicholas Upton, of Ditchling, Sussex.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 January, 2006

Theresa Weld-Blundell

Theresa Weld-Blundell, who died at St John's Hospice, 16 January, 2006, aged 79, was a scion of the Weld-Blundell BLG family.
The Requiem Mass and interment takes place at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Chipping, Lancashire, 24 January, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 January 2006

Lady Meyer

Lady Meyer, who died at her home 11 January, 2006, was the widow of Sir Anthony Meyer, 3rd Baronet, (1920-2004), a former Conservative MP who, repelled by Margaret Thatcher's confrontational style and her attitude to Europe, he insisted on standing against her for the party leadership in 1989. Her husband failed to oust Mrs Thatcher from office, as he knew he would, but as he said later: "It made the unthinkable thinkable."
Her husband was Conservative MP for Eton and Slough, 1964-66; Conservative MP for West Flintshire, 1970-83; and for Clwyd North West, 1983-92. He succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1910) on the demise of his father, 1935.
Lady Meyer was the former Barbadee Violet Knight, the only child of A. Charles Knight, JP, FSA, of Lincoln's Inn, London WC, and Herne Place, Sunningdale, Ascot, and married Anthony Meyer in 1941.
She is survived by one son, Sir (Anthony) Ashley Frank Meyer, 4th Baronet, b. 23 August, 1944, and three daughters.

Source: The Daily Telegraph 21 January, 2006

Garton/Inch engagement

The engagement was announced 21 January, 2006, between Anthony William Garton (b. 1974), son of (Anthony) Juan Garton, of St Anne's, Alderney, by his wife the former Hon. Annabel Jocelyne Hudson (b. 1952), & Alexandra C.M. Inch, daughter of Mr Mark Inch, of Paris, and Mme. Sybille de la Ferrière, also of Paris.
Anthony Garton is a grandson maternally of the 2nd Viscount Hudson (extinct 1963).

Source: Daily Telegraph 21 January, 2006

Fitzherbert/Rao engagement

The engagement was announced 20 January, 2006, between George Fitzherbert, scion of that BLG family, son of Giles Fitzherbert, CMG (b. Dublin, 8 Mar 1935), of County Wexford, Ireland, sometime British Ambassador to Venezuela, by his 1st wife the former (Evelyn) Margaret Waugh (b. 1942; d. 1986), and Anushka Rao, daughter of Dr and Mrs Ravindra Rao, of Bangalore, India.
George Fitzherbert is a grandson maternally of the author Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh, of that BLG family, by his wife the former Laura Herbert (b. 1916), daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Herbert, MP (1880-1923), 2nd son of the 4th Earl of Carnarvon.

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 Jan 2006

Stopford Sackville/Anning engagement

The engagement was announced 19 January, 2006, between Thomas Nigel Stopford Sackville (b. 1968), scion of the Earls of Courtown, son of Lionel Geoffrey Stopford Sackville (b. 1932), of Lowick, Northamptonshire, by his 1st wife, the former Susan J. Coles, (now Mrs Tim Rathbone, of Battersea, London), daughter of Jenkin Coles, of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, & Charlotte I. Anning daughter of Mr John Anning, of South Moulton, Devon, and Mrs Bayfield Collison, of Yallingup, Western Australia.


Source: Daily Telegraph 19 January, 2006

Roper Curzon/Pearse Wheatley engagement

The engagement was announced 19 January, 2006, between the Hon. Peter Michael Alexander Roper-Curzon (b. 1977), one of the 10 children of the 20th Baron Teynham (b. 1928), of Pylewell Park, Hampshire, by his wife, the former Elizabeth Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, scion of the Earls of Dundee, & Victoria-Eugenia Pearse Wheatley, daughter of Mr Robin Pearse Wheatley, of Chelsea, and Senora Victoria-Eugenia Perez de Ascanio y Zuleta de Reales, of Fulham, and Madrid, Spain.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 January, 2006

Max/Norman engagement

The engagement was announced 18 January, 2006, between Richard Max, second son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Max, of Orchard House, Holyport, & Emily Kate (b. 1975), the adopted daughter of Bryan Montagu Norman, scion of that BLG family, of Moor Place, Much Hadham, by his former wife, the former June Marsham-Townshend (b. 1942), sion of the Earls of Romney. June Marsham-Townshend married (ii)1980, Sir Ian Niall Rankin, 4th Baronet; & (iii) 11 April 2001, Prince Nikita Lobanov-Rostovsky.

Source: Daily Telegraph 18 Jan 2006

Hon Olivia Parsons

Lady Oxmantown, wife of Laurence Patrick Parsons, styled Lord Oxmantown, [b. 31 March, 1969], son and heir of the 7th Earl of Rosse, and the Countess of Rosse, of Birr Castle, County Offaly, gave birth to a daughter, the Hon. Olivia Rose Xuewei Parsons, 8 January, 2006. Lady Oxmantown is the former Miss Anna Lin, daughter of Mr & Mrs Qicai Lin, of Tianjin, China. Lord Oxmantown is a nephew of the 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO. His father is Snowdon's half-brother.

Source: Daily Telegraph 21 Jan 2006

Hon Mary Watt

The Hon. Mary Watt, who died 19 January, 2006, was a daughter of the 1st Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax (1891-1964) Chairman of John Mackintosh & Sons, toffee manufacturers, of Halifax; by his wife Constance Emily Stoneham (d. 1975).
She was born in 1927, and married 1949, (Charles) Michael Watt (deceased), by whom she had three children, Charles Jonathan (b. 1950), Henry Donald (b. 1962), and Susan Mary (b. 1953); she was also grandmother of Lizzie, Henry, Teddie, Max, Meliss, Alexander, Daniel, Tara, Tashy and Tally. She was a JP for Norwich.
Thanksgiving Service to be held on Friday, 27 January, 2006, at St Remigius Church, Hethersett, Norwich.

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 January, 2006

Fiona Viscountess St Cyres

Fiona Viscountess St. Cyres, who died 16 January, 2006, from cancer, was the first wife of John Stafford Northcote, 5th Earl of Iddesleigh (b. 15 Feb 1957).
She was Fiona Caroline Elizabeth Wakefield, daughter of Paul Alan Campbell Wakefield, of Barcelona, Spain, and sister of Robert, Julian, Justin, Samantha and Victoria; and married the then Viscount St. Cyres as his first wife in 1983. They divorced in 1999.
She leaves a son, Thomas Stafford Northcote, styled Viscount St. Cyres, b. 5 Aug 1985; and the Lady Elizabeth Rose Adele Northcote, b. 1989.
The funeral takes place at the Church of St Francis, Ascot , 27 January, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 January, 2006

Giles Arthington Worsley

Giles Arthington Worsley, who was b. 22 March 1961; died 17 January, 2006, aged 44, was a nephew of HRH The Duchess of Kent. He was the second son of Sir William Marcus John Worsley, 5th Baronet (b. 6 April, 1925), by his wife the Hon. Bridget Assheton (1926-2004), daughter of the 1st Baron Clitheroe. He enjoyed a distinguished career as an architectural historian and critic, most recently for the Daily Telegraph which he joined as architectural correspondent in 1998. He married in 1996, Joanna Beaufort Pitman (b. 1963), then a journalist on The Times, scion of that BLG family, and a great-granddaughter of the 1st Baron Luke (Her grandmother, the Hon Margaret Beaufort Lawson Johnston married Sir Isaac Pitman). He is survived by his wife, by whom he had three daughters (one daughter Emma Sylvia, was b. 13 Oct, 2000). Another daughter was born in the street outside the Portland Hospital, if my memory serves me correctly.

Source: Daily Telegraph 20 January, 2006

Llewellyn/Jurgenson engagement

The engagement has been announced between Sir David St. Vincent (Dai) Llewellyn, 4th Baronet, (b. 2 April, 1946) elder son of Sir Henry (Harry) Morton Llewellyn, 3rd Baronet, CBE, DL (1911-1999), by his wife the Hon. Christine Saumarez (b. 1916), daughter of the 5th Baron de Saumarez; & Mrs Chrstel Jurgenson, a divorcee, a Swedish-born interior designer.
It will be Sir Dai's second marriage. He married in 1980 (divorced 1987) Vanessa Hubbard (b. 1958), descended from the Earls of Lindsey & Abingdon, and a niece of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, by whom he has 2 daughters. Vanessa married secondly, John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, of the Baronets of that name.
Sir Dai's younger brother and heir presumptive is Roddy Llewellyn, sometime love of HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

Source: Daily Mail 16 January, 2006

Hon George Andrew Lawson Johnston

The Hon. (George) Andrew (Andy) Lawson Johnston, who died suddenly in hospital, 16 January, 2006, aged 61, was a younger son of the 2nd Baron Luke, KCVO, TD (1905-96), by his wife the former Barara Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, of the Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe Baronets.
He was born in 1944, and married 1968, Sylvia Josephine Ruth, daughter of Michael Richard Lloyd Hayes, and a descendant of the Shelley Baronets (created in 1611).
He is survived by his wife and children, Justin (b. 1971), Giles Spencer (b. 1974), Tania Georgiana (b. 1977), and Daniel George (b. 1978) and grandchildren, Zara, Jake and Arran.
The funeral takes place at Strathdon Parish Church, 23 January, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 January, 2006

Vallance/Bogö engagement

The engagement was announced 18 January, 2006, between the Hon. Edmund William Thomas Vallance, son of the Baron Vallance, of Tummel (b. 20 May, 1943), and The Baroness Vallance, of Sutton Valence, Kent, and Ulrika Elisabeth Fredrika Bogö, daughter of Herr Perarne Bogö and Fru Christina Bogö, of Kalmar, Sweden.

Source: The Times 18 January, 2006

Stair/Stonor engagement

The engagement was announced 18 January, 2006, between John David James (Jamie) Dalrymple, 14th Earl of Stair (b. 4 September, 1961), eldest son of the late 13th Earl of Stair, KCVO, MBE (1906-96), by his wife the former Davina Katharine Bowes Lyon (b. 1930), & the Hon. Emily Mary Julia Stonor (b. 1969), daughter of the 7th Baron Camoys, GCVO, PC (b. 16 Apr 1940), Lord Chamberlain of HM Royal Household and Chancellor of the Royal Victorian Order, 1998-2000, by his wife, the former Elisabeth Mary Hyde Parker (b. 1939).
The Earl of Stair is a great-nephew of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. His grandfather was HM's yr brother, Sir David Bowes Lyon. Emily Stonor's brother, the Hon (Ralph) William Robert Thomas Stonor (b. 10 Sept 1974), married in 2004, Lady Ailsa Fiona Mackay (b. 1977), daughter of the 4th Earl of Inchcape and the Countess of Inchcape

Source: The Times 18 January, 2006

Jeremy Hew Philipps

Jeremy Hew Philipps, of Picton Castle, Haverfordwest, Dyfed, scion of the Barons Milford, died suddenly, 12 January, 2006.
Old Etonian Mr Philipps was chairman of Laurence Philipps and Co Ltd; a member of Lloyds, and a landowner.
He was born in 1931, the son of Maj the Hon. Richard Hanning Philipps, MBE, late the Welsh Guards, of Picton Castle, sometime Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire, by his wife the former Lady Marion Violet Dalrymple, JP, a daughter of the 12th Earl of Stair.
http://www.castlewales.com/picton.html
He married in 1959, Susan, daughter of H.E.B. Gundry, of Grange, Honiton, Devon, by whom he had two daughters, Clare Marion, b. 1961, now Mrs Nicholas Lumsden, and Nicola, b. 1964.
Mr Philipps was a grandson paternally of the 1st Baron Milford (1874-1962) (created a Baronet in 1919, and a peer in 1939). The 1st Baron was the 6th son of the Rev. Canon Sir James Erasmus Philipps, 12th Baronet (this baronetcy is now in the possession of the Viscount St Davids).
The funeral takes place at St. Mary's Church, Haverfordwest on Wednesday, 25 January, 2006, followed by interment at Picton.

Source: Daily Telegraph 18 January, 2006

Hubert Clement Hungerford Pollen

Hubert Clement Hungerford Pollen, late the Indian Army, who died 8 January, 2006, aged 92, was a scion of the Pollen Baronets (created 1795). He was born in 1913, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Clement Hungerford Pollen (1869-1934) by his wife Mabel Brenda Dumbleton; married 1954, Quita, daughter of A. Edward Baker, of Salop, and of Fiji. No issue.
The funeral takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Church Crookham, on Friday 27 January, 2006.
Source: Daily Telegraph 18 January, 2006

Andrew Wakefield Buxton

Andrew Wakefield Buxton, who died 14 January, 2006, was a scion of the Buxton Baronets (cr 1840). He was born in 1939, the son of the late Kenenth Leonard Buxton, FRCS, LRCP (1909-), by his wife the former Agnes Josephine Bragg, & was brother of Paul, Angela and Susanna. He never married. The funeral takes place on Saturday 28 January, 2006, at St Peter's Church, Henfield, West Sussex.

Source: Daily Telegraph 18 January, 2006

Catherine Benn, MBE

(Beatrice) Catherine Benn, MBE, who died at Aldebugh, Suffolk, 15 January, 2006, aged 95, was the widow of Maj (Edward) Glanvill Benn (b. 1905; d. 10 May, 2000, aged 94), who was uncle of Sir Jonathan Benn, 4th Baronet, (title created 1914), and cousin of Tony Benn [aka the 2nd Viscount Stansgate].
She was (Beatrice) Catherine, daughter of Claude Newbald, of Lyndhurst, Wallington, Surrey, and married Glanvill Benn, President of Benn Brothers Ltd, in 1931. She leaves a son, James Glanvill, b. 1944; and a daughter, Elizabeth, b. 1936; she also leaves five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral takes place at St Peter and St Paul, Aldeburgh on Monday 23 January, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 18 January, 2006

Green/Fermor-Hesketh engagement

The engagement was announced 17 January, 2006, between James C.I. Green, of Kensington, London, & Alice Mary Louisa Fermor-Hesketh (b. 5 March, 1987), of Chelsea, London, daughter of the Hon. John Fermor-Hesketh (b. 15 March, 1953), by his second wife Helena Marian Hunt.
Alice Fermor-Hesketh is a granddaughter paternally of Maj the 2nd Baron Hesketh, DL (1916-55), by his wife, the former Christian Mary McEwen, 1st Baronet, DL, JP, LLD.

Source: Daily Telegraph 17 January, 2006

Harry Michael Culme-Seymour

Caroline Culme-Seymour, (nee Vause), wife of Rupert Culme-Seymour, gave birth to a son, Harry Michael, 13 January, 2006, a brother for Molly Charlotte, who was b. 21 September, 2000, and for James, b. ?
Descended from the Culme-Seymour Baronets, or perhaps descended from a brother of the 1st Bt? I can't spot Rupert Culme-Seymour in Debrett's.

Source: Daily Telegraph 17 January, 2006

Lady Carton de Wiart

Lady Carton de Wiart, who died 13 January, 2006, aged 101, was the second wife, and widow, of Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (b. Brussels 1880; d. 5 June, 1963).
As Mrs Joan Sutherland she married Sir Adrian as his second wife in 1951. His first wife, who died in 1949, was Countess Frederica, daughter of Prince Fugger Babenhausen by his wife Nora, Princess Hohenlohe.
Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart VC, was a British officer of Belgian and Irish descent. He is one of the most remarkable figures in British military history, renowned for bravery, his striking character and the sheer adventure of his long life. He was the model for "Brigadier Ben Ritchie Hook" in the Sword of Honour trilogy of Evelyn Waugh.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography described him so, "With his black eyepatch and empty sleeve, Carton De Wiart looked like an elegant pirate, and became a figure of legend."
The funeral Service takes place at Aherla Church, Co Cork, Ireland, on Thursday 19 January, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 17 January, 2006
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Hon Mrs Gerald Lascelles

The Hon. Mrs Elizabeth Lascelles, who died in France, 14 January, 2006, at the age of 81, was the second wife and widow of the Hon. Gerald David Lascelles (1924-98), second son of the 6th Earl of Harewood (1882-1947) and of HRH The Princess (Victoria Alexandra Alice) Mary of the United Kingdom of Gt Britain and Northern Ireland, The Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965).
She was the former Elizabeth Evelyn (Liza) Collingwood, an actress, known as Elizabeth Colvin, born at Wimbledon, 23 April, 1924, the only daughter (with two brothers) of Brigadier Sydney Collingwood, CBE, CMG, MC (b. 1892), late the Royal Artillery, of The Croft, Dedham, Essex, by his 1st wife (they wed in 1915), Charlotte Annie, daughter of Colonel James Charles Oughterson, late the 18 Royal Irish Regiment, of Greenock.
She was an actress, and met the Queen's cousin, then married to his first wife Angela, in the early 1960s, and had an illegitimate son, Martin David, who was born in London, 9 February, 1962. Gerald and Angela Lascelles did not divorce until 1978, in which year Mr Lascelles was granted permission (under the terms of the Royal Marriages Act) to wed Miss Collingwood. It was understood then that a descendant of the Royal House could not marry in a civil ceremony in England or Wales, so the couple married at Vienna, 17 November, 1978, where Gerald's cousin Prince Michael of Kent has also recently married Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz.
Gerald Lascelles's home with his first wife had been at Fort Belvedere, Windsor, once the favourite home of his uncle and godfather, King Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor. With his second wife he made his home at Sigoules, France, where he died, 27 February, 1998.
Mrs Lascelles is survived by her only child, Martin, and grandchildren, Georgina and Alexandre.
The cremation takes place 20 January, 2006, at Notre Dame de Sanilhac 24660 Perigueux, to which all friends are invited. A Thanksgiving Service will be arranged in London later.

Source: Daily Telegraph 17 Jan 2006
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Ouvaroff/Woods engagement

The engagement was announced between Count Luke Ouvaroff, son of Count and Countess Stephen Ouvaroff, of Petersham, Surrey, and Jane, daughter
of the late Mr and Mrs Geoffrey Woods, of Melbourne, Australia.

Source: The Times 14 Jan 2006

Shiel/Bruce-Gardyne engagement

The engagement was announced 14 January, 2006, between Stephen Shiel, elder son of Mr and Mrs John Shiel of Jersey Park, NSW, Australia, and Diana (Bee) D. Bruce-Gardyne, scion of that BLG family, daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Bruce-Gardyne, of Middleton, Arbroath, Angus.

Source: The Times 14 January, 2006
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Buxton/Kotscherga engagement

The engagement was announced 14 January, 2006, between Edward Leland Buxton (b. 1976), son of the Hon. Timothy Leland Buxton (b. 1948), of London, by his 1st wife, Julie Mary Parker (now Mrs Ivor Burt, of London), & Giulia Kotscherga, daughter of Mr & Mrs Anatoli Kotscherga, of Kiev, Ukraine.
Edward Buxton's paternal grandfather is the life peer Baron Buxton of Alsa, MC, scion of the Buxton Baronets, by his wife Pamela Mary Birkin, scion of the Birkin Baronets.

Source: Daily Telegraph 14 January, 2006
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Procopé/Horton engagement

The engagement was announced 14 January, 2006, between Robert H. Procopé, eldest son of the late Mr Fredrik Procopé and of Mrs Procopé, of Skipster Hagg, North Yorkshire, & Alice Emily Rose Horton (b. 1978), elder daughter of Mr (Gavin) Tobias Alexander Winterbottom Horton (formerly Witnterbottom),known as Toby, of Swainby, North Yorkshire, by his wife, the former Hon. Fiona Catherine Peake (b. 1955), eldest daughter of the 2nd Viscount Ingleby (b. 31 May, 1926), by his 1st wife, the former Susan Landale.

Source: Daily Telegraph 14 January, 2006
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Biddele/Vere Nicoll engagement

The engagement was announced 13 January, 2006, between Justin B. Biddle, son of Mr & Mrs Donald Biddle, of St Helens, Isle of Wight, and Sara-Jane Vere Nicoll (b. 1971), daughter of Mr Kenneth Charles Vere Nicoll (b. 1942), of the landed family of Vere Nicoll, of Nun Upton, & Mrs Vere Nicoll, of London.
Sara-Jane Vere Nicoll is a granddaughter paternally of Lt-Col Henry Morison Vere Nicoll, DSO, OBE, who, in 1939, married Joan, daughter of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Madden, 1st Baronet, GCB, OM, GCVO; & is descended from a sister of the 6th & last Viscount Saye & Sele, &c.

Source: Daily Telegraph 13 January, 2006
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Benjamin Hurd

Sara V.L. Hurd (nee Wells) wife of the Hon. Alexander Hurd, son of the Baron Hurd of Westwell, PC, and his first wife the Hon Mrs Tatiana Hurd (nee Eyre), of Fulham, London, gave birth to a son, Benjamin, 8 January, 2006.
Sara Hurd is the younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Wells, of Littleton, Guildford, Surrey.
Source: Daily Telegraph 13 January, 2006
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Palmer-Tomkinson/Both engagement

The engagement was announced 12 January, 2006, between Dominic M. Palmer-Tomkinson, son of Christopher David Palmer-Tomkinson (b. 1942), and Mrs Palmer-Tomkinson, of Little Bentley, & Henrietta L. Both, daughter of Mr & Mrs Edgar Both of London.
Dominic is a first cousin of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and of Santa Sebag-Montefiore, and descends from the Palmer Baronets, and the Smith BLG family (from whom descends HM Queen Elizabeth II).

Source: Daily Telegraph 12 January, 2006
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Elen Lady Harmsworth

Elen Lady Harmsworth, who died 29 December, 2005, at her home in France, aged 101 (3 weeks before her 102nd birthday), was widow of Sir Hildebrand Alfred Beresford Harmsworth, 2nd Baronet, who died in 1977.
Her husband was a nephew of the 1st (and last) Viscount Northcliffe, and the 1st Viscount Rothermere; a son of Sir Hildebrand Harmsworth, 1st Baronet, who edited the New Liberal Review 1901-04, and was sometime proprietor of The Globe.
She was born in January, 1904, as Elen Billenstein, daughter of Nicolaj Billenstein, of Randers, Denmark, and married Hildebrand Harmsworth in 1925. She was the mother of Sir Hildebrand Harold, the 3rd Bt, and a daughter, Ingeborg.

Source: Daily Telegraph 12 January, 2006
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Lady Elizabeth Montagu

The Lady Elizabeth Montagu, who died in London, 10 January, 2006, was born in 1917, a daughter of the 9th Earl of Sandwich (1874-1962), by his 1st wife, the former Alberta Sturges (d. 1951), dau of William Sturges, of New York. Lady Elizabeth was a sister of the 10th Earl, who disclaimed his peerages for life in 1964, and was aunt of the 11th and present peer.
The funeral takes place at St Mary Magdalene, Brampton, 16 January, 2006


Source: Daily Telegraph 12 January, 2006
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Chadwyck-Healey/Kopenkova engagement

The engagement was announced 13 January, 2006, between Gerald Norton Chadwyck-Healey (b. 1979), scion of the Chadwyck-Healey Baronets (created 1919), elder son of Nicholas Gerald Chadwyck-Healey (b. 1946), of London W4, by his wife the former Alison Jill Stevens, and Elena, former wife of Mr-Andersson, and elder daughter of the late Stanislav Nicolaevich Kopenkov, and Mrs Valentina Alexandrovna Kopenkova, of Odincovo, Moscow, Russia.

Source: The Times 13 January, 2006

Nancy Elizabeth Capel Cure

Nancy Elizabeth Capel Cure, who died 10 January, 2006, aged 95, was the widow of (George) Nigel Capel Cure, TD, JP, DL, High Sheriff of Essex, 1951-2, and Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Essex, 1958-78, (b. 28 Sept, 1908; died 8 August, 2004).
Her husband - they wed in 1935- was descended from Thomas Cure, of Southwark, Surrey, saddler to King Edward VI, Queen Mary I, and Queen Elizabeth I, who was granted arms in 1588.
She was Nancy Elizabeth, daughter of William James Barry (who died in 1952), of Great Witchingham Hall, Norwich,and she was the mother of two sons and one daughter.
Funeral at St Germains, Bobbingworth on Friday 20 January, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 January, 2006
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Gretton/Attard engagement

Lord GRETTON and Miss SARAH ATTARD The engagement is announced between JOHN, son of the late Lord Gretton and Lady Gretton of Somerby, Leicestershire, England, and SARAH, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Alfred Attard of The Gardens, St Julian's.

http://www.timesofmalta.com/core/article.php?id=211617

Lady Brassey

Lady Brassey, who died 10 January, 2006, aged 88, was the widow of Colonel Sir Hugh Trefusis Brassey, OBE, DL, JP, sometime High Sheriff and Lord Lieutenant for Wiltshire.
She was the former Joyce Patricia Kingscote, born 17 March, 1917, daughter of Capt. Maurice John Kingscote (b. 30 July, 1887; d. as the result of a motor accident, 5 June, 1959), of Kingscote, Gloucester; late the Berkshire Yeomanry, scion of that BLG family, by his 1st wife Violet Owen Lord, daughter of Herbert Owen Lord, of Lilley Brook, Charlton Kings, Gloucesteshire.
(Her father's successive 2 wives were the Hon Kathleen Vestey, elder dau of the 2nd Baron Vestey, and June Darby Philips, scion of that BLG family.
She married Col. Brassey, 18 July, 1939. a son of Lt-Col. Edgar Brassey, MVO, of Dauntsey Park, Chippenham (a younger brother of the 1st Baron Brassey of Apethorpe), by his wife Margaret (herself daughter of Colonel the Hon Walter Trefusis, CB, who was in turn 3rd son of the 19th Baron Clinton; the Colonel's wife was Lady Mary Montagu Douglas Scott, yst dau of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch).
Lady Brassey leaves issue, 2 sons and 2 daughters (and 1 daughter deceased).
A Thanksgiving Service is to be held at Great Somerford, Friday10 February, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 13 January, 2006

Jean Phyllis Meade-Fetherstonhaugh

Jean Phyllis Meade-Fetherstonhaugh, who died 11 January, 2006, was the widow of Richard James Meade-Fetherstonhaugh (1913-58), of Uppark, Petersfield, Hampshire, a scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam.
She was the former Jean Phyllis Falkner, daughter of Major Basil Falkner, and married Richard Meade-Fetherstonhaugh in 1948; she was the mother of Harriet (Hatti), b. 1949, Emma Mary (b. 1951), and Sophia Theresa (b. 1954)
A Service of Thanksgiving for her life takes place on Wednesday, 25 January, 2006, St Mary and St Gabriel, South Harting.

Source: Daily Telegraph 14 January, 2006
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Commander Dermot Chevenix Coote

Dermot Chevenix Coote, OBE, who died 20 December, 2005, aged 90, was a scion of the Coote Baronets (created 1621). He was born in 1915, son of Charles Chevenix Coote, OBE (1884-1944) by his wife Alice Maud, only daughter of the Most Rev. John Baptist Crozier, Archbishop of Armagh, and Primate of All Ireland; career:-->Commander, Royal Navy, War Operations in Madagascar (was mentioned in despatches; appointed OBE (Military), 1967; married 1945, Dorothy Oliver, who died in 1999, and has issue, Christopher and Richard.
The funeral took place at Bath Crematorium 30 Dec, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 24 Dec, 2005

Duncan Hatterley Smith

Duncan Hattersley Smith, who died at Aspen House, Killiecrankie, Perthshire, 6 January, 2006, was husband of Jennifer, and father of Emma, wife since 13 October, 2001,of the 4th Baron McGowan, (b.1971). He also leaves step-children, Sammy, Mandy and John.
The funeral is to be held at Blair Atholl Church, Friday 13 January, 2006.
Source: Daily Telegraph 10 January, 2006
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Sanne/Metternich engagement

The engagement was announced 11 January, 2006, between Jörgen (George) Sanne, third and youngest son of Mr & Mrs Karl Ulrick Sanne, of Middle Chinnock, Somerset, and Gräfin Caroline Wolff Metternich zur Gracht, only daughter of Michael Gräf Wolff Metternich zur Gracht, of Fenouillet, France, and Ileana Freifrau von Kripp zu Prunberg und Krippach, of Absam, Austria.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 January, 2006
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Villiers/Norman-Butler engagement

The engagement was announced 11 January, 2006, between Christopher Frederick Pelham Villiers (b. 1976), scion of the Earls of Clarendon, son of Charles Nigel Villiers (b. 1941), of Kent, by his wife the former Sally Priscilla Magnay, & Katherine M. Norman-Butler, daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Norman-Butler, of Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 January, 2006
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Alec Martin Philip Gurdon

Susannah Gurdon (nee Bates) wife of the Hon. (Sacha William) Robin Gurdon, (b. 12 August, 1970), son and heir of the 3rd Baron Cranworth, of Grundisburgh, Suffolk, gave birth to a son, Alec Martin Philip, 8 January, 2006.
Robin Gurdon's late mother, Baroness Cranworth was a Montagu Douglas Scott, of the Dukes of Buccleuch; and Susannah Gurdon is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Martin Bates, of Belchester, Berwickshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 January 2006
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William Cameron Weir

Elizabeth A. (Liz) Weir (nee Finn) wife of John D. Weir, younger son of the Hon Lord Weir, a former Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, and the Hon Lady Weir, of Lochhead, Argyll, gave birth to a son, William Cameron, at Kingston Hospital, 4 January, 2006.
Elizabeth Weir is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Malcolm Finn, of Kingston-upon-Thames. John Weir is a maternal grandson of the Hon. Lord Cameron, KT, DSC [a Scottish Lord of Sessions who was made a Knight of the Thistle] and is a nephew of the life peer Baron Cameron of Lochbroom, PC.
Source: Daily Telegraph 10 Jan 2006
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Alethea Catherine Hayter

Alethea Catharine Hayter, OBE, the writer, died 10 January, 2006, aged 94. She was born 7 November, 1911, the daughter of Sir William Goodenough Hayter, KBE (b. 23 Jan 1869; d. 5 Aug 1924), by his wife Alethea, daughter of the Rev. J.H. Slessor; and was granddaughter of Henry Goodenough Hayter, of Winterbourne, Sidmouth, Devon.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=535IPPMZYKCXDQF...
Her father was Consul to the Sultan of Egypt, 1915; Legal Adviser to HM British Residency at Cairo, 1918; &c.
Her siblings:-
Sir William Goodenough Hayter, KCMG (b. 1 Aug 1906; d. 1995) British Ambassador to Moscow, 1953-57, and Warden of New College, Oxford, 1958-76, who died 28 March, 1995, aged 88.
Priscilla Hayter, writer, later Mrs Napier, wife of Trevelyan Michael Napier, son of Vice-Admiral Sir Trevelyan Dacres Willes Napier.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 January, 2006
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Harding Newman/Pope engagement

The engagement was announced 11 January, 2006, between Rupert Alexander Harding-Newman (b. 1976), son of Major (Rupert) Edward Harding-Newman, late 4th/7th Dragoon Guards, of Arabella, Easter Ross, Scotland, by his wife the former Susan Katharine Maud Carnegie (b. 1946), scion of the Earls of Southesk (now Dukes of Fife), and Georgina S.C. Pope, daughter of the late Lieutenant Colonel Julian Pope and of Mrs Julian Pope, of Upton Grove, Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

Source: The Times 11 January, 2005

Hon Elizabeth Valeria Coke

Viscountess Coke, wife since 21 Dec, 1996, of Thomas Edward Coke, styled Viscount Coke, son and heir of the 7th Earl of Leicester, gave birth to a daughter, the Hon. Elizabeth Coke, 7 January, 2006, a sister for the Hon. Juno Carey Coke, who was b. 21 October, 2000, and the Hon. Edward Horatio, who was b. 11 June, 2003.
Lady Coke was the former Polly M. Whately, youngest daughter of David Whately, of Dorset.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 January, 2006
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Brabyn/Montgomery Cuninghame engagement

The engagement was announced 9 January 2006, between Mr A.A. Ben Brabyn, son of Mr Frederick Brabyn and Mrs Jane Brabyn, of Darlingscott, Warwickshire, & Elizabeth Clara Montgomery Cuninghame (b. 1971), 3rd daughter of Sir John Christopher Foggo Montgomery Cuninghame, 12 Baronet (b. 24 July, 1935), by his wife Laura Violet Nicholson, daughter of Sir Godfrey Nicholson, 1st Baronet.

Source: Daily Telegraph 9 Jan 2006
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Tebbit/Tupper engagement

The engagement was announced 9 January, 2006, between the Hon. William M. Tebbit, younger son of the Baron and Baroness Tebbit, of Horsham, West Sussex, & Angela H. Tupper, daughter of Mr & Mrs David Tupper, of Petworth, West Sussex.

Source: Daily Telegraph 9 January, 2006
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Holloway/Brabazon marriage

The marriage took place at Christ Church, Bray, County Wicklow, 29 December, 2005, between Julian C.R. Holloway, yr son of the Rev. Roger and Mrs Holloway, of Tanglewood House, Ullapool, Ross-shire, and the Lady Corinna Lettice Brabazon (b. 1974), daughter of the 15th Earl of Meath (b. 11 May 1941) and the Countess of Meath, of Killruddery, Bray, County Wicklow.

Source: Daily Telegraph 9 January, 2006
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2nd Lord Silsoe, QC

Lord Silsoe, QC, the 2nd Baron, died 31 December, 2005. He was aged 75.
David Malcolm Trustram Eve was born 2 May, 1930, eldest son of Sir (Arthur) Malcolm Trustram Eve, GBE, MC, TD, QC (1894-1976) Chairman of the War Damage Commission 1941-49, Chairman of the War Works Commission 1945-49, and First Crown Estate Commissioner 1954-62, was was created a Baronet in 1943, and raised to the peerage in 1963 as Baron Silsoe, of Silsoe, in the County of Bedfordshire.
He was educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford (MA), and Columbia University, New York.
Career:-->>Called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1955; Bar Auditor, Inner Temple, 1965-70; Bencher 1970; QC 1972; was 2nd Lieutenant Royal Welch Fusiliers, and Lieut. Queen Victoria Rifles (TA). Succeeded to the titles on the demise of his father, 1976.
He married in 1963, Bridget Min, daughter of Sir Rupert Charles Hart-Davis, of The Old Rectory, Marske-in-Swaledale, Richmond, Nortgh Yorkshire, by whom he had a son, the Hon. Simon Rupert Trustram Eve, b. 17 Apr 1966, who now succeeds to the peerage and baronetcy, and a daughter, the Hon Amy Comfort Trustram Eve, b. 1964.
Funeral at All Saints', Rotherfield Peppard, near Reading, on Wednesday 11 January, 2006.


Source: The Times

Gervaise George Michael Havelock-Allan

Gervaise George Michael Havelock-Allan, scion of the Havelock-Allan Baronets (created 1858), who was b. 1921; married 1946, Rhoda, daughter of Thomas Beard, of Swansea; died 1 January, 2006. he is survived by his wife and son, Thomas Allan Spencer (b. 1949), and a daughter, Louise Charlotte (b. 1954). He was a younger half-brother of Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan, 4th Bt (1904-2003), the film producer.
The funeral takes place 16 January, 2006, at Semmington.

Source: Daily Telegraph 10 January, 2006
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Mountgarret/Fawcus engagement

The engagement was announced 9 January, 2006 between Piers James Richard Butler, 18th Viscount Mountgarret (b. 15 Apr, 1961), eldest son of the late 17th Viscount Mountgarret (1936-2004), by his 1st wife, Gillian Margaret Buckley (now Gillian, Baroness Howard De Walden), & Fenella M. Fawcus, daughter of Mr and Mrs David Fawcus, of Keevil, Wiltshire.
It will be Lord Mountgarret's second marriage. He has 2 daughters from his 1995 marriage to Laura Brown Gary, dau of Albert Dickens Williams, Jr. Hde was divorced in 2000.

Source: The Times 9 January, 2006
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Florence Mary-Jean Arbuthnott

Emily Arbuthnott (nee Agg-Manning) wife of Christopher Keith Arbuthnott (b. 20 July 1977), gave birth to a daughter, Florence Mary-Jean, 24 December, 2005.
Christopher Arbuthnott is the only son and heir of the Master and the Hon Mrs Arbuthnott, (nee Farquharson), of Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire, and Emily is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Agg-Manning, of Gittisham, Devon.
Christopher Arbuthnott's father, the Hon. (John) Keith Oxley Arbuthnott, Master of Arbuthnott, (b. 1950), is heir to the 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott, CBE, DSC, FRSE, (b. 1924).

Source: The Times

Fleming/Fell engagement

The engagement was announced 7 January, 2006, between Harry Geoffrey Fleming (b. 1966), scion of the BLG family of Fleming of Nettlebed, & descended from the Borthwick Baronets, 2nd son of Valentine Patrick Fleming (b. 1 Aug 1935), of Stonewall Park, near Edenbridge, Kent, by his wife the former Elizabeth Helen Gibbs (1938) scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon, & Heather A. Fell, daughter of Mr Alexander Fell, of Craighead, Blair Drumond, & Mrs Robin Nicholson, of Claymoddie, Wigtownshire.
Harry Fleming is a great-nephew of Ian Fleming (1908-64) creator of "James Bond". Harry's maternal grandfather was the Hon Sir Geoffrey Cokayne Gibbs, KCMG (1901-75), who was 2nd son of the 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon.

Source: Daily Telegraph 7 January, 2006
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Hendriks/Floyd engagement

The engagement was announced 6 January, 2006, between Timothy I.M. Hendriks, son of the late Peter Hendriks, and of Mrs Conia Hendriks, of Fernhurst, Surrey, & Marina Jocelin Floyd (b. 1971), 3rd daughter of John Edmund Kincaid Floyd (b. 1936), of London, scion of the Floyd Baronets (cr. 1816), by his 1st wife the former Victoria Jane Cannon (now Mrs Bryan Norman, of Much Fadham, Hertfordshire).
Marina Floyd is a granddaughter paternally of Lt-Col. Sir John Duckett Floyd, 6th Baronet, TD.

Source: The Times 6 January, 2006
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Playfair/Ripley engagement

The engagement was announced 6 January, 2006, between Charles A.L. Playfair, elder son of Mr & Mrs John Playfair, of Gloucestershire, & Katherine Ripley (b. 1974), only daughter of Sir Hugh Ripley, 4th Baronet (1916-2003), by his 2nd wife the former Susan Parker (Lady Ripley, of Kensington).

Source: Daily Telegraph 6 January, 2006
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Holroyd Pearce/Annesley engagement

The engagement was announced 6 January, 2006, between Bertie Holroyd Pearce, younger son of the late Hon. James Edward Holroyd Pearce, QC (who d. 1985), by his wife, the former Julia Hill (now Mrs Ian Strickland Ball, of Crowborough, East Sussex), & Philippa Vere Annesley (b. 1975), 2nd daughter of Mr Richard Bruce Annesley (b. 1937), of Banwell, Somerset, scion of the Viscounts Valentia (cr. 1642), by his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Emily Doyle.
Bertie Holroyd Pearce is a grandson paternally of the life peer Baron Pearce (extinct 1990).

Source: Daily Telegraph 6 Jan 2006
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Thomas/Waley-Cohen engagement

The engagement was announced 6 January, 2006, between George R. Thomas, son of Mr & Mrs Hugh Thomas, of Elm House, Bishops Tawton, Devon, & Jessica Suzanna Waley-Cohen (b. 1979), daughter of Robert Bernard Waley-Cohen (b. 1948), of Upton Viva, Oxfordshire, scion of the Waley-Cohen Baronets (cr. 1961), by his wife the former Hon. Felicity Ann Samuel, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Bearsted.

Source: Daily Telegraph 6 Jan, 2006
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Comtesse Guillaume Lecointre

LECOINTRE.-Comtesse Guillaume Lecointre (Sandy), passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, aged 83 years. Funeral Mass at St. Teresa's, 42 Roland Gardens, SW7 on Friday 13th January at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only, but donations if desired to St Teresa's Home c/o Chelsea F/D, 260b Fulham Road SW10 9EL.

Source: Daily Telegraph 06 Jan 2006
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Fallon/Streatfeild engagement

The engagement was announced 5 January, 2006, between Jolyon P. Fallon, son of Mr & Mrs P.M. Fallon, of East Grafton, Wiltshire, & Victoria J. Streatfeild, scion of that BLG family, daughter of Mr & Mrs G.C. Streatfeild, of Longtown, Herefordshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 January, 2006

Lawn/Muir engagement

The engagement was announced 5 January, 2006, between Ben J. Lawn, son of Mr & Mrs Martin Lawn, of Harlow, Essex, & Juliet Sara Kirstie Muir (b. 1978) scion of the Muir Baronets (created 1892), 3rd daughter of Ian Charles Muir (b. 16 Sept, 1940), heir presumptive to the baronetcy, by his wife, the former Fiona Barbara Elspeth Mackenzie.

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 January, 2006

Son for Lady Scrymgeour

Eloise Scrymgeour, styled Lady Scrymgeour, wife of Henry David (Harry) Scrymgeour of Dundee, styled Lord Scrymgeour (b. 20 June, 1982), gave birth to a son, 16 December, 2005.
Lord Scrymgeour is the son and heir of the 12th Earl of Dundee, and the Countess of Dundee, of Birkhill, Cupar, Fife, Lady Scrymgeour is a daughter of M. & Mme Ludovic van der Heyden, of Bourron Marlotte, Fontainebleau.


Source: Daily Telegraph 6 January, 2006
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Oscar Bailey

Alexandra Louise Calvert Bailey (b. 1972, nee Collett), scion of the Collett Baronets, wife of Simon M. Bailey, gave birth to a son, Oscar, 6 December, 2005.
Simon Bailey is the son of Mrs Bailey and the late Mr Roger Bailey, of Haslemere and Fulham, and Alexandra is a daughter of Sir Christopher Collett, GBE, Lord Mayor of London, 1988, of the Collett Baronets & Lady Collett, of Broomholm, Dumfriesshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 6 January, 2006
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Capt. Robin Michael Charles Nunneley

Capt. Robin Michael Charles Nunneley, late the Scots Guards, head of the BLG family of Nunneley formerly of Park House, died in hospital at Norwich, 12 December, 2005. He was aged 94.
He was born 11 October, 1911, the only child of Charles Francis Nunneley (1883-killed in action, 26 Oct, 1914), by his wife, the former Hon. Edith Margery Mansfield (d. 1936), eldest daughter of the 3rd Baron Sandhurst; and was educated at Wellington and Clare College, Cambridge (BA 1932).
Career:-->>was JP for Stirlingshire, 1946-47; served in World War II in the Scots Guards, with the 1st Battalion in Italy; Director, Richard Smith Ltd, Glasgow, 1936-45; with Bitmac Ltd, Scunthorpe, Lincs, 1936-47; Richard Smith Trust Ltd, Glasgow, 1945-48; Coates Bros. and Co. Ltd, 1956; Director and General Manager of Coates Brothers, Inks Ltd; Director, Drubin S.A. of Copenhagen and Prisma S.A. of Bilbao; President, Society of British Printing Ink Manufacturers, 1955-56, &c.
He was married, and leaves issue, 3 children, Charles, Jennifer and Phillada.
A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Beeston Regis Church, Saturday 7 January, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 December, 2005

Lord Merlyn-Rees, PC

Lord Merlyn-Rees, PC, a life Baron, a former Labour Government Minister, sometime Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, died in hospital, 5 January, 2006. He was aged 85.
http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=168071066&p=y68x7y77z
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/0,9061,1679857,00.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/01/05/umerl...
He was born Merlyn Rees, 18 December, 1920, the son of L.D. Rees. He assuemd by deed poll the additional surname of Merlyn before that of Rees, 1992.
He was educated at Elementary Schools in South Wales and Wembley; Harrow Weald Grammar School; London School of Economics; London University; Nottingham University.
Career:-->>served in the RAF 1941-46, was demobilized as a Squadron Leader; Teacher in eonomics and history, Harrow Weald Grammar School, 1949-60; Organised Festival of Labour, 1960-62; Lecturer in Economics, Luton College of Technology, 1962-63; was Labour MP for South Leeds, June, 1963-1983, Lab MP for Morley and Leeds South, 1983-92; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1964; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Ministry of Defence (Army), 1965-66; Ministry of Defence (RAF), 1966-68; Home Office, 1968-70; Member of the Shadow Cabinet, 1972-74; Opposition Spokesman on Northern Ireland Affairs, 1972-74; Secetary of State for Northern Ireland in the Wilson Administration, 1974-76; Home Secretary in the Callaghan Administration, 1976-79; Shadow Home Secretary, 1979-80; Opposition Spokesman on Energy, 1980-83; Member of the Committee to Examine operation of Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act, 1971; Member of the Committee of the Falklands Inquiry, 1982; President, Video Standards Council, from 1990;President, South Leeds Groundwork Trust from 2001 (Chairman 1987-97); Chancellor, University of Glamorgan, 1994-2001; Hon Fellow, Goldsmiths' College, London University, 1994; Hon LLD Wales 1987, Hon LLD Leeds 1992, &c.
Merlyn Rees was sworn of the Privy Council in 1974.
He was raised to the peerage as a life baron, 1992, taking the title Baron Merlyn-Rees, of Morley and South Leeds in the County of West Yorkshire and of Cilfynydd (his birthplace) in the County of Mid Glamorgan.
He married in 1949, Colleen Faith, daughter of Henry F. Cleveley, of Kenton, Middlesex, by whom he had issue, three sons, Patrick, Gareth and Glyn.

Source: BBC News 5 January, 2006.

Alexandra Margaret Ramsay

Natasha Ramsay (nee de Chair, scion of that BLG family), a London milliner, wife of William Ramsay, scion of the Ramsay Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Alexandra Margaret, 28 December, 2005, a sister for Tatiana Katharine, who was b. 19 November, 1999, and Isabella Mary, b. 10 October, 2001.

Source: Daily Telegraph 5 January, 2005
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Matilda Bridget Worsley

Catherine Worsley (nee Hirtz) wife of Peter Marcus Worsley (b. 1963), gave birth to a daughter, Matilda Bridget, 17 December, 2005, a sister for Margot and Hector.
Peter Worsley is the youngest son of Sir Marcus Worsley, 5th Baronet, by his wife the former Hon. Bridget Assheton, & is a nephew of HRH The Duchess of Kent; Catherine Worsley is the youngest daughter of M and Mme Jean-Marie Hirtz, of Paris.


Source: Daily Telegraph 5 January, 2006
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Bell/Wemyss engagement

The engagement was announced 4 January, 2006, between Thomas Richard Bell, second son of Mr & Mrs Peter Bell, of Northumberland, & Hermione Mary Wemyss (b 1982), elder daughter of Michael James Wemyss of that Ilk, DL, FRICS (b. 1947), of Wemyss Castle, Fife, by his wife, the former Charlotte Mary Bristowe.
Hermione's paternal grandfather, David Wemyss of that Ilk (1920-2005), married in 1945, Lady Jean Christian Bruce, daughter of the 10th Earl of Elgin & Kincardine. Hermione's gt-grandfatgher, Capt Michael Wemyss of that Ilk (1888-1982) married in 1918, Lady Victoria Alexandrina Violet Cavendish-Bentinck, CVO, who died in 1994 aged 104, daughter of the 6th Duke of Portland.


Source: Daily Telegraph 4 January, 2006
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Spink/Smith-Dorrien-Smith engagement

The engagement was announced 4 January, 2006, between Justin C.F. Spink, son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Spink, of Woolstone Mill House, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, & Frances Marcella Dorrien-Smith (b. 1980), scion of the BLG family of Smith-Dorrien-Smith, of Tresco Abbey, daughter of Robert Arthur Smith-Dorrien-Smith (b. 15 May, 1951), by his former wife, Lady Emma Windsor Clive (b. 1954, who ahs resumed her maiden name), daughter of the 3rd Earl of Plymouth.
Frances Dorrien-Smith's grandfather, Lt-Cdr Thomas Mervyn Smith-Dorrien-Smith (b. 1913), married 21 July, 1945, H.S.H. Princess Tamara, eldest daughter of Squadron-Leader H.S.H. Prince Michael Imeretinsky, RAFVR.

Source: The Times 4 January, 2006

Winifred Louise Gethin

Winifred Louise Gethin, who died 28 December, 2005, in her 102nd year, late of Limpsfield, and Kenya, was the second wife and widow of Capt. Richard Gethin (1886-1976), scion of the Gethin Baronets (created in 1665).
She was the former Winifred Louise Hall, daughter of Frank James Hall, of Edgbaston, Birmingham, and married Capt. Gethin in 1953.
The funeral is at St Peter's Church, Limpsfield, 11 January, 2006.


Source: Daily Telegraph 3 January, 2006
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Maj. Sir Francis Head, 5th Baronet

Major Sir Francis Head, 5th Baronet, late the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, died 16 December, 2005, aged 89.
Francis David Somerville Head was born 17 October, 1916, and succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1838) on the demise of his father, Sir Robert, in 1924.
He was educated at Eton and Peterhouse, Cambridge (BA 1937).
Career:-->Major, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders; served in WWII 1939-45, was wounded and taken prisoner;retired from the Army, 1951; &c.
He married 1stly, 1950, Susan Patricia, daughter of Arthur Douglas Ramsay, OBE, scion of the Ramsay Baronets (created 1806); this marriage ended in divorce in 1965; married 2ndly, 1967, Penelope Marion Acheson, daughter of Wilfrid Archibald Alexander (of the Hagart-Alexander Baronets).
Sir Francis leaves a son of the first marriage, Richard Douglas Somerville Head, b. 16 January, 1951, who now succeeds to the baronetcy; and one daughter, Diana Mary Frances, b. 1954.
The funeral is at Guildford Crematorium, 5 January, 2006.


Source: Daily Telegraph 31 Dec, 2005

Helen Lady Nairn

Helen Lady Nairn, who died 22 December, 2005, aged 93, was the widow of Sir (Michael) George Nairn, 3rd Baronet, TD, who died in 1984.
She was the former Helen Louise Bruce, younger daughter of Major Ernest James Webster Bruce, MC, RFA, of Melbourne Australia, and married Sir George in 1936.
She leaves two sons, Sir Michael Nairn, 4th Baronet (b. 1938), and Charles Bruce Nairn (b. 1942).

Source: The Times, 31 December, 2005
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Daisy Anna Clabburn

Charlotte Mary Clabburn (b. 1976, nee Legh) wife of Ali E.C. Clabburn, gave birth to a daughter, Daisy Anna, 28 December, 2005.
Ali is the son of Mr & Mrs Ken Clabburn, of Besthorpe, Norfolk, & Charlotte is the elder daughter of the Hon David Piers Carlis Legh (b. 1951) and Mrs Legh, of Cubley, Derbyshire; & a granddaughter paternally of the 4th Baron Newton (1915-92) by his wife Priscilla Egerton-Warburton (widow of Viscount Wolmer, eldest son of the 3rd Earl of Selborne), &c.

Source: Daily Telegraph 3 January, 2006

Lady Sophia Catherine Gordon

The Lady Sophia Catherine Gordon, b. 1960, daughter of the 6th Marquess of Aberdeen & Temair (1920-2002), by his wife Anne Barry, of the Barry Baronets, died suddenly, unmarried, 28 December, 2005.
The funeral takes place at Painswick Church, 11 January, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 31 December, 2005

Cecil/Wunsch engagement

The engagement was announced 3 January, 2006, between Benjamin David Amherst (Ben) Cecil (b. 1968), scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney, second son of the late David Henry Amherst Cecil (1943-2000), by his first wife the former Hon Fiona Elizabeth Cameron Corbett (now the Hon Mrs Patterson, scion of the Barons Rowallan), & Kristy M. Wunsch, daughter of Mr Bill Wunsch, of Pennsyvania, and of Mrs Barbara Wunsch, of Colorado, United States.

Source: Daily Telegraph 3 January, 2006

Margaret Rosalind Stracey

(Margaret) Rosalind Linley Stracey, sculptor, scion of the Stracey Baronets, who was born 8 October, 1907; died 23 November, 2005, aged 98.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-1967291,00.html
She was the second child of Sir Edward Stracey, 7th Baronet, High Sheriff of Norfolk, and his first wife, Mary (May) Sheridan, a direct descendant of the dramatist. She married, in 1959, Major Peter Harris (d. 1976), a stockbroker.


Source: The Times 3 January, 2006

Oliver St John

St JOHN.-Oliver, husband of Elizabeth, suddenly at home on 28th December. Funeral at 2 p.m. on 6th January at Rosslyn Chapel.
Source: Daily Telegraph 02 Jan 2006
Is this perhaps (Edmund) Oliver St. John, b. 13 Oct 1927, scion of the Barons St. John of Bletso, son of Colonel Edmund Farquhar St. John, CMG, DSO (1879-1945), by his wife Henrietta Frances Dalmahoy; married 1959, Elizabeth Frances, only daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H.R. Nicholl, and has issue, Charles Henry Oliver (b. 1963), Nicola Rosemary (b. 1960), and Emma Harriet (b. 1968) ???


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