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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Marquess of Cholmondeley engaged to Rose Hanbury

The engagement was announced 23 June 2009 between David George Philip, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, KCVO, Lord Great Chamberlain of England (b 27 Jun 1960) son of Lavinia, Marchioness of Cholmondeley and the late 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley, GCVO, MC (1919-90), of Malpas, Cheshire, and Rose Sarah Hanbury (b 15 Mar 1984), younger daughter of Timothy James Hanbury (b 1952) of the LG family of Drumstinchall formerly of Poles (descended from the Birkin Baronets), by his wife the former Emma Longman (b 1959) dau of the late Mark Frederic Kerr Longman (d 1972), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Mary Lambart (b 1924), dau of Field Marshal the 10th Earl of Cavan, KP, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Nicholas Charles Tilman Barclay

Rose C.M. Barclay (b 1979 nee Troughton), wife of Piers D. Barclay, gave birth to a son, Nicholas Charles Tilman, 15 June, 2009, a brother for Beatrice Angela Sarah, who was b 29 July 2007. Piers is the younger son of the late Mrs Angela Barclay, of London, and Rose is the elder daughter of Peter Troughton, of Upper Wanborough, Swindon, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Sarah Rose Colman (b. 1953), sometime Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Duchess of Kent.
Rose is a granddaughter maternally of Sir Timothy Colman, KG, by his wife the former Lady Mary Cecilia Bowes Lyon (b. 1932) sometime Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy. Lady Mary Colman is a sister of the late 17th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, and a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Rittson Thomas/Taprogge engagement

_.The engagement was announced 16 June 2009 between Hugo Rittson Thomas, son of Mr Christopher Rittson Thomas,.—and of the late Mrs Rittson Thomas, of Sandford St Martin, and Silke Taprogge, daughter of the late Mr Ludwig Taprogge and of Dr Taprogge, of Dusseldorf, Germany.

Is this perhaps Hugo Robin Rittson-Thomas, who was baptised on 8 May 1957, son of George Christopher Rittson-Thomas, by his wife the former Silvia Catriona Fleming (b 1930), scion of that LG family, dau of Maj Philip Fleming (1889-1971), by his wife the former Joan Cecil Hunloke (1901-91), dau of Maj Sir Philip Hunloke (formerly Perceval) (1868-1947), son of Philip Perceval by his wife the former Hon. Ernestine Wellington Sidney, dau of Philip Charles Sidney, 1st Baron De L'Isle and Dudley (1800-51), by his wife Lady Sophia FitzClarence (1796-1837), natural daughter of HM King William IV ???


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Colquhoun of Luss/Murphy engagement

The engagement was announced 17 June, 2009, between Patrick John Colquhoun of Luss, yr (b 17 Dec, 1980), eldest son of Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss, 9th Baronet, and Mrs Susan Clark, of Princeton, New Jersey, USA, and Charlotte J. Murphy, daughter of Mr and Mrs Christopher Murphy, of Horsford, Norfolk.

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Reid/Sitwell engagement

_The engagement was announced 17 Jun 2009 between Dickon F. Reid, son of the late Mr Michael Reid and of Mrs Michael Reid, of Burwash, East Sussex, and Henrietta Louise Vereker Sitwell (b 1973), scion of the Sitwell Baronets, daughter of the late Francis Trajan Sacheverell Sitwell (1935-2004), of Weston Hall, Towcester, by his wife Susanna Carolyn Cross, and sister of Sir George Sitwell, 8th Bt.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Laura Fellowes, niece of Diana, Princess of Wales, marries in Norfolk

The marriage took place, 30 May, 2009, at Snettisham, Norfolk, between Nicholas Peter Pettman (born 1974), son of David Pettman, by his wife the former Jennifer Mosse, and the Hon Laura Jane Fellowes (b 19 Jul 1980), descended from the Viscounts Hampden, dau of the Baron Fellowes, GCVO (b 1941), life peer, former Private Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen, by his wife the former Lady (Cynthia) Jane Spencer (b 11 Feb 1957), dau of the late 8th Earl Spencer, MVO (1924-92), by his wife the former Hon Frances Ruth Burke Roche (1936-2004), dau of the 4th Baron Fermoy.

The bride is a niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales and a first cousin of the Princes William and Harry.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Death of Helen Lady de Mauley, widow of 6th peer

Helen Lady de Mauley, who died 4 June, 2009, was the widow (& second cousin) of the 6th Lord de Mauley (cr Baron of the UK 1838). She was b 7 Oct 1921, as Helen Alice Douglas, scion of the Earls of Morton, only dau. of Hon Charles William Sholto Douglas, of Back Bridge, Malmesbury, Wiltshire (2nd son of Sholto George [Douglas], 19th Earl of Morton, by his wife Hon Helen Geraldine Ponsonby, 4th dau. of Charles Frederick Ashley Cooper [Ponsonby], 2nd Lord de Mauley; and married (i) 20 Oct 1947, Lieut Col Bryan Lynch Leslie Abdy Collins OBE MC (1913-52), by whom she had issue, Thomas Adby Collins, b 1948, and Brian James Douglas Adby Collins, b 1952; married (ii) 16 Nov 1954, Gerald John [Ponsonby], 6th Baron de Mauley (1921-2002).

Funeral Service to take place at Little Faringdon on Tuesday 23 June 2009.

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Lady Beeching, widow of former British Rail chairman, dies at 94

The Lady Beeching, who died 6 June, 2009, aged 94, was the widow of the life peer Lord Beeching (1913-85), who as _Dr Beeching_, was chairman of British Railways.
Funeral Service to be held at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, Worth, on Monday 15th June 2009.

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Lady Beeching, widow of former British Rail chairman, dies at 94

The Lady Beeching, who died 6 June, 2009, aged 94, was the widow of the life peer Lord Beeching (1913-85), who as _Dr Beeching_, was chairman of British Railways.
Funeral Service to be held at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, Worth, on Monday 15th June 2009.


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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Lady Anne Cowdray, mother of Viscount Cowdray, dies at 95

Lady Anne Cowdray, who has died aged 95, was the 1st wife of the 3rd Viscount Cowdray (1910-95), and was mother of present peer. She was born Lady Anne Pamela Bridgeman, 12 Jun 1913, daughter of the 5th Earl of Bradford (1873-1957), by his wife the Hon Margaret Bruce (1882-1949), dau of the 2nd Baron Aberdare (1851-1929); and married the 3rd Viscount Cowdray in 1939. They divorced in 1950. She leaves a son, Michael, the 4th Viscount (b 17 Jun 1944), and a dau, Mary Teresa, born in 1940.

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Lady Page-Wood, widow of the 7th Baronet, dies aged 84

Lady Page-Wood, who died 5 June, 2009, aged 84, was the widow of Sir David John Hatherley Page Wood, 7th Baronet. She was the former Evelyn Hazel Rosemary Bellville, dau of Capt Ernest George Bellville, and married Sir David (d Nov 1955), in 1947. She assumed by deed poll the additional surname of Page before that of Wood. She leaves issue, Sir Anthony, the 8th Baronet (b 6 Feb 1951), and a dau, Rosemary, b 1948, wife of a Teacher, of the eponymous whisky distilling family (descended from the Macnaghten Bts).

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Lady Carrington, wife of the former Foreign Secretary, Lord Carrington, dies

The Baroness Carrington, who died 7 June, 2009, was the wife of the 6th Baron Carrington, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, PC, the former Conservative Government Minister. She was Iona, dau of Lt-Col Sir Francis Kennedy McClean, AFC, and married Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, 6th Baron (cr I, 1796, GB 1797) in 1942, and leaves issue, a son, Rupert, b 2 Dec 1948, and 2 daus, Alexandra and Virginia (the latter was wife between 1973 and 1979 of the 4th Baron Ashcombe). Funeral on Tuesday, 16th June at Holy Trinity Church, Bledlow.

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Oliver James Cadbury

Joana C. Cadbury (née Williams) wife of Simon C. Cadbury, (b. 1975), of the chocolate dynasty, gave birth to a son, Oliver James, 5 June, 2009, a brother for Hugo George, who was b 18 Sept 2007. Simon is the son of Mr Peter Hugh George Cadbury, (b. 1943) & his wife, the former Sally Strouvelle, of London, and Joanna is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs David Williams, of Newport, Shropshire.

Simon Cadbury is the only sibling of the Duchess of Argyll.

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Jimmy Charles Cecil

Joanna M Cecil (née Shaw), wife of David W.R. Cecil (b. 1971), scion of the Barons Rockley, gave birth to a son, Jimmy Charles, 29 May, 2009, a brother for William. David is the only son of the Hon. Charles Evelyn Cecil (b. 1936), and Mrs Cecil, of Wilcote House, Wilcote, Oxon, and Joanna is the younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Shaw, of Coombe Park, Huish Champflower, Somerset.


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Jean Patricia Ralli

_.Jean Patricia Ralli, who died 22nd May 2009, aged 88, was the second wife of Lucas John Ralli (b 1920), scion of the Ralli B aronets (cr 1912). She was the former Jean Patricia Bennett, dau of Capt Edward Morden Bennett, RN, of Wolfeton Manor, Charminster, Dorset, and married (i) ____Barrett. She married Lucas Ralli in 1989 as his 2nd wife. Funeral Service at Reading Crematorium (RG4 5LP) on Tuesday 2nd June.


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Bryan Braithwaite-Exley

Bryan Braithwaite-Exley, died 29th May 2009. Adored husband of Barbara, loving father of Sue and Marcus, admired and loved by his grandchildren. A Service of Thanksgiving at the Church of the Epiphany, Austwick at 1.30pm Monday 8th June 2009. His dau Susan Jane married 1974 (div 2003) James Somerset WIGRAM, a descendant of the 1st Bt, and had 2 sons: Thomas Peter James (b 1978), William Henry James (b 1981) - both in line to the btcy and a dau: Tessa Vera Joyce (b 1988).

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Kathleen Dorothy Hall

Kathleen Dorothy Hall (née Shakerley), who died 31st May 2009, aged 94, was mother of Peter, Juliet and Jeremy, devoted grandmother of Nicholas, Camilla, Venetia, Laurence, Charlotte, Daniel and Esther and great-grandmother of Niamh, Freddie and Olivia. She was scion of the Shakerley Bts UK cr 1838.

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Nancy Hazlerigg

Nancy Hazlerigg (née Ingles), died at home on 1st June 2009, aged 90 years. Adored wife of the late Hazy, precious and very much loved mother of Patrick, Diana and Sheelagh. She was the widow of Capt Arthur Greville Maynard ('Hazy') HAZELRIGG (1910-90) scion of the Barons Hazelrigg (gt gs of Sir Arthur Grey Hazlerigg, 12th Bt, gf of the 1st Baron) and dau of Capt John Alexander INGLES, RN.

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Nelson of Stafford/Snowball engagement

_.The engagement was announced 6 June, 2009, between Alistair William Henry Nelson, 4th Baron Nelson of Stafford (b 3 June 1973), only son of the late 3rd Baron Nelson of Stafford (1943-2006), by his wife the former Dorothy Caley, of Tibthorpe Manor, East Yorkshire, and Kirsty Anne Snowball, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Snowball, of Scorton, North Yorkshire.


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Peter William Villiers

Peter William Villiers, died 2 June 2009. Loving husband of Alice. He was a scion of the Earls of Clarendon, the gt gt gt grandson of the 1st Earl of Clarendon (1776 cr) and Charlotte dau of 3rd Earl of Essex by Jane dau and co-heir of Henry Hyde, 4th and last Earl of Clarendon of the 1661 cr. Alice was Peter's second wife. He had a son (Roger Peter, b 1946, distantly in line to the earldom and married with a son and a dau) and a dau (Jennifer Ann 1948-70) by his first marriage to Juneica, only child of William Friedhoff.

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Lady James

Lady JAMES (née Teresa Girouard), d 3 May 2009. Beloved wife of Sir Kenneth James and mother of Emma and Sarah. She was the dau of Lady Blanche Maud de la Poer BERESFORD (d 1940) (dau of the Marquess of Waterford and Lady Beatrix Frances FitzMaurice [susbsequently the Duchess of St Albans] dau of 5th Marquess of Lansdowne) by her husband Richard Désiré son of Col Sir Percy GIROUARD KCMG DSO. Her husband is SIR CYNLAIS (KENNETH) MORGAN JAMES KCMG (b 1926). They married in 1953 and have two daus.

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Audrey Wilson

Audrey Wilson (formerly Bonham-Carter, née Stogden) died on Saturday 18th April 2009 in her 95th year, at Riverpark Place, Ottawa, Canada. Wife of the late Dr Douglas Glover Wilson. She was dau of Francis Rowe STOGDON, of Harrow, Middlesex and formerly the wife of Victor BONHAM-CARTER of the LG family LUBBOCK (formerly Bonham-Carter) of Adhurst St Mary.

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Michael William Tomson Nott

Michael William Tomson Nott died tragically on April 28th 2009, after a fall while visiting his sister in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife Pippa, his father Francis and his sister.—Carolyn. He was the son of William Francis Bell NOTT OBE TD (b 1908) of the LG family formerly of Staunton-upon-Wye and Joan dau of Charles Mansham TOMSON of Green Meadow, Charlton Kings, Glos. He married 1963 Phillipa (Pippa) dau of Edward Foster-Mitchell.
His sister Carolyn Mary was b 1939.

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Dorothy Poppy Rickett

Dorothy (Poppy) Rickett, died aged 100 on 5th May 2009 peacefully at The Old Rectory, Ewhurst. Dearly loved mother of Elizabeth and Peter, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the widow of Harold Robert Norman Rickett CBE TD (1909-69) and dau of E. O. Barry, Lower Kingswood, Surrey. Their son Peter married 1967 (as her 2nd husband, her first was a scion of the Grey Egerton Bts, by whom she had issue) Sarah Jessica (b 1940) dau of Willoughby Rollo NORMAN (son of Sir Henry Norman, 1st Bt (UK 1915) and his 2nd wife the Hon Florence Priscilla McLAREN (dau of 1st Baron Aberconway)) and his 1st wife the Hon Barbara Jacqueline BOOT dau of 2nd Baron Trent (ext 1956). They have two daus.

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Michele Simone Ogilvie-Forbes

Michèle Simone Ogilvie-Forbes, died who died 27th April 2009, was the 2nd wife of Charles Malcolm George OGILVIE-FORBES (b 1944) of the LG family of Boyndlie and dau of Henri Cheron, of Morandava, Madagascar. She had no children.

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Gervas Clay

Gervas (Charles Robert) Clay, died at Elliscombe House on Saturday 18th April, aged 102 years. Widower of Betty and father of Gill, Robin, Nigel and Crispin. Service North Cheriton 3 p.m. 15th May. He was scion of the LG family formerly of Piercefield and married 1936 the Hon Betty St Clair BADEN-POWELL CBE dau of 1st Baron Baden-Powell.

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Dick John Richard Basil Thornhill

Dick John Richard Basil Thornhill died peacefully at home, on 10th May 2009, aged 71. Beloved husband of Sue, adored father of Henry and Louisa and dearly loved brother, uncle and great uncle. Funeral Service at St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Chetwode, Buckingham, MK18 4LB on Wednesday 27th May at 2.30 p.m. He was a scion of the LG family of Fixby and Diddington and married 1964 Susan Josephine (b 1940) dau of John William Casserley, of Ellacot Barton, Bratton Clovelly, Devonshire.

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Dick John Richard Basil Thornhill

Dick John Richard Basil Thornhill died peacefully at home, on 10th May 2009, aged 71. Beloved husband of Sue, adored father of Henry and Louisa and dearly loved brother, uncle and great uncle. Funeral Service at St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Chetwode, Buckingham, MK18 4LB on Wednesday 27th May at 2.30 p.m. He was a scion of the LG family of Fixby and Diddington and married 1964 Susan Josephine (b 1940) dau of John William Casserley, of Ellacot Barton, Bratton Clovelly, Devonshire.


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George Milford-Cottam

George Milford-Cottam, died 19 May 2009, aged 91, husband of Diana. Service of Thanksgiving on Friday 29th May at 11.30 a.m. at St Mary's Church, Upton, Didcot, Oxfordshire. He was the 2nd husband of Diana Hazel (1914-?) previously widow of Robert Froude Norton), grand dau of SIr Edward Clitherow Brooksbank, 1st Bt (UK 1919).

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Roy Trustram Eve (1931-2009)

Roy Trustram Eve, who died 20 May, 2009, was the husband of Mary Alice and much loved father of Catherine, Luke and Patrick. He was grandson of Sir Herbert Trustram Eve KBE and Fanny Jean dau of Rev John Robert Turing (Turing of Foveran Bts) and nephew of the 1st Baron Silsoe. He married 1962 Mary Alice dau of Sir Ian Fraser DSO OBE DL &c of Belfast and had 2 sons and a dau.


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Jenny Pym (1923-2009)

Jenny Pym, who died at Bristol, 1 June, 2009, aged 86, was a scion of the LG family of Pym of Hazells, and was a kinswoman of the late life peer Lord Pym. She was the dau of William St John Pym, CBE, by his first wife Catherine Maud dau of Charles Gardner. She was unmarried.

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