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Monday, August 31, 2009

Edward René David Goldsmith 1928-2009

_Edward René David Goldsmith, environmentalist, was born on November 8, 1928, son of Frank Goldsmith, MP (1878-1967), & was elder brother billionaire financier Sir James Michael Goldsmith (1933-97), & sometime brother-in-law of Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart. Teddy died in Italy, 21 August 2009, aged 80.

He was twice wed. He had 1 son and 2 daus from his first marriage and 2 sons from his 2nd marriage. His daughter, Clio is wife of Mark Roland Shand (b 28 Jun 1951), descended from the Barons Ashcombe, and brother of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

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Carroll/Lowson engagement

_ The engagement was announced 31 Aug 2009 between Andrew P.L. Carroll, elder son of Mr and Mrs Peter Carroll, of Sandwich, Kent, and Katherine L.P. Lowson, scion of the Lowson Baronets, daughter of Sir Ian and Lady Lowson, of Amulree, Perthshire.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Douglas/Renton marriage

_.The marriage took place 13 Aug 2009, in Croatia, between Justin Sholto James Douglas (b 1972), scion of the Earls of Morton, eldest son of Mr James Sholto Arthur Douglas (b 1935), by his 1st wife the former Tedda Anne Webber now Mrs David Reid), and Diana Yasmin Renton, younger daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Bruce Renton..—


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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Son for Lady Courtenay (aka AJ Langer the actress)

Allison Joy (AJ) Courtenay, styled Lady Courtenay (aka the actress AJ Langer, b 22 May 1974) wife of Lord Courtenay, son and heir of the Earl & Countess of Devon, of Powderham Castle, Devon, gave birth to a son, the Hon Jack Haydon Langer Courtenay, 16 Aug 2009, in California, United States, a brother for the Hon Joscelyn Skye, who was b 31 January, 2007.

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Mary Stephanie Stewart (nee de Bertodano) c1911-2009

Mary Stephanie Stewart, who died at St. Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, 16
Aug 2009, aged 98, was b circa 1911, as Mary Stephanie de Bertodano,
daughter of Frederick Ramon de Bertodano, 8th Marquis del Moral, by
his 1st wife the former Lady Ida Elizabeth Dalzell (1876-1940), dau of
the 11th Earl of Carnwath (1847-1910).

Requiem Mass, 3rd September 2009 at Church of Christ the Prince of
Peace, Portmore Park Road, Weybridge, Surrey, followed by private
interment later.


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Friday, August 21, 2009

House of Commons invader to wed

_.The engagement was announced 21 Aug 2009, between Richard T.H.
Wakeham, son of Mr Antony Wakeham, of Bramham, West Yorkshire, by his
wife the former Marcia Eizabeth Lane Fox (b 1940), scion of that LG
family of Bramham Park, & Zoe R. Sweeting, dau of Mr & Mrs Leonard
Sweeting, of Cotness, East Yorkshire.

Richard Wakeham was one of eight bloodsports supporters convicted on
26/5/05 of violating the Public Order Act Section 5 after invading the
House of Commons during a debate on the Hunting Bill. His maternal
grandmother was the Hon Marcia Agnes Mary Lane Fox, eldest dau of the
1st (and last) Baron Bingley, PC.


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Flora Zita Elizabeth Savile

Alexandra Elizabeth Savile (nee Farquhar, b 1971), scion of the
Farquhar Baronets, and wife of Andrew David Savile (b 1973), scion of
the Earls of Mexborough, gav birth to a daughter, Flora Zita
Elizabeth, 12 Aug 2009.

Andrew is the second son of the Hon (Charles) Anthony Savile (b 1934)
and Mrs Savile, of Ware, Hertfordshire, and Alexandra (Alex) is the
eldest daughter of Mr Anthony Charles Farquhar (b 1942) and the late
Mrs Farquhar, of St Gennys, Cornwall, and niece of Sir Michael
Farquhar, 7th Baronet.


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Death of artist Flavia Irwin (Lady de Grey)

Lady de Grey, whon died 1 Aug 2009, aged 92, was the artist and
designer Flavia Irwin, and widow of Sir Roger de Grey (1918-95),
painter, sometime President of the Royal Academy, scion of the Barons
Walsingham. She was born Flavia Hatt Irwin, 15 Dec 1916. She is
survived by 2 sons and 1 dau.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Viscount Gage becomes a father again at 75

_The Viscountess Gage, nee Alexandra Templeton), (2nd) wife since Apr 2009 of the 8th Viscount Gage, DL (b 9 Apr 1934), gave birth to son the Hon John Valentine Gage, circa Aug 2009 (Daily Mail 20/8/2009). Lord Gage married firstly, 1974 the Lady Diana Adrienne Beatty (b. 13 Sep 1952), only dau. of the 2nd Earl Beatty, by his third wife Adelle Dillingham, dau. of M Dillingham, of Oklahoma City, USA, and has sons, (i) the Hon Henry William Gage (b. 25 Jun 1975), and (ii) the Hon Richard David Benedict Gage (b. 21 Feb 1977).

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Toby Francis Oliver Speir

(Lucy) Annabel Speir (nee Douglas-Pennant, b 1977), scion of the Barons Penrhyn, wife of Edward F. Speir, scion of that LG family, gave birth to a son, Toby Francis Oliver, 7 Aug 2009, a brother for Poppy.

Edward is the elder son of Mr & Mrs Adrian Speir, of Melsonby, North Yorkshire, & Annabel is a daughter of Mr Hugh Archibald Douglas-Pennant (b. 1951), of Stansfield, Suffolk, by his first wife, the former Henrietta Berger (now Mrs Henrietta Green, of Tichborne, Hampshire).

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

William Howard-Vyse

Claire Howard-Vyse (née Underwood), wife of James Edward Howard-Vyse (b. 1977), gave birth to a son, William, 30 July, 2009, a brother for Charlie, who was b 1st Dec 2007.

James is the son of Lieutenant Colonel John Cecil Howard-Vyse (b. 1947), of that BLG family, of The Old Vicarage, Burneston, Bedale, North Yorkshire, by his wife, the former Jennifer Anne Collin, and Claire is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Underwood, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.


James Howard-Vyse's paternal grandfather, Lt-Gen. Sir Edward Dacre Howard-Vyse, KBE, CB, MC (who d. 1992) married in 1940, Mary Bridget, dau of Colonel the Hon. Claude Willoughby, MVO, and granddaughter of
the 8th Baron Middleton.


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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Poppy Josephine Vernon-Harcourt

Joanna N. Vernon-Harcourt, wife of the Hon Oliver Vernon-Harcourt, 3rd son of Lord and Lady Vernon, gave birth to a daughter, Poppy Josephine, 16 July 2009.

Mrs Vernon-Harcourt is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Kenneth Hall of Crewkerne, Somerset.

Double celebration for Lord Vernon - 2 grandchildren on the same day!


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Life peer Lord Gregson dies aged 85

The Baron Gregson, a life peer since 1975, died in hospital, 12 Aug
2009. He was 85.

John Gregson was b 29 Jan 1924, the son of John Gregson. From 1996 he
was Treasurer of the Built Environment Group. He was also Honorary
Life President of the Labour Finance and Industry Group. Created a
life peer in 1975, he took the title Baron GREGSON, of Stockport in
Greater Manchester.


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Priestley/Benson engagement

.—The engagement was announced 18 Aug 2009, between Alexander P.J Priestley, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Jeremy Priestley, of London, and Honor M. Benson, scion of the LG family of Benson of Lutwyche, only daughter of the late Charles Edward Riou Benson (1935-2002), by his 2nd wife the former Carolyn Gerrard Leigh.

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Hides/Somerset engagement

The engagement was announced 18 Aug 2009 between Christian H. Hides, son of Mr and Mrs David Hides, of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, and Anne Marguerite Somerset (b 1978), scion of the Dukes of Beaufort, daughter of Robin Fitzroy Somerset (b 1930), of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, by his wife the former Sarah Marguerite Mills, dau of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Mills, KCB, CBE, DSC.

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Scarlet Lucy Vernon-Harcourt

Rachel Emma Vernon-Harcourt (nee Langrish), wife of the Hon Edward William Vernon-Harcourt, (b. 1973), second son of the 11th Baron Vernon and Baroness Vernon, of Debden Green, Saffron Walden, gave birth to a dau, Scarlet Lucy, 16 July 2009, a sister for Freddie, who was b 28 May, 2007.

Rachel is the elder daughter of Mr Michael Langrish & his wife Esther, of Exeter.



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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Theodore George Rittson-Thomas

Kate Rittson-Thomas, wife of Rupert O. Rittson-Thomas (b 1963), gave
birth to a son Theodore George (Theo), 29 June, 2009, a brother for
Walter Robert.

Rupert is a son of George Christopher Rittson-Thomas (b 1927) by his
wife the former Silvia Catriona Fleming (b 1930), scion of that LG
family of Nettlebed, Oxon, dau of Maj Philip Fleming (b 1889), by hi
wife the former Joan Cecil Hunloke (1901-91), dau of Maj Sir Philip
Hunloke (aka Perceval) (1868-1947), son of Philip Perceval by his wife
the former Hon Ernestine Wellington Sidney, dau of the 1st Baron De
L'Isle & Dudley by his wife the former Lady Sophia FitzClarence,
natural dau of His Majesty King William IV by Mrs Jordan.


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van Cutsem/Hadden-Paton marriage

__.Prince William of Wales was present at the marriage which took place at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, 14 Aug 2009, between Captain Nicholas van Cutsem, The Life Guards (b 13 Apr 1977), scion of that LG family an descended from the Marquesses of Northampton, son of Hugh Bernard Edward van Cutsem (b 1941), of Hilborough, Norfolk, by his wife the former Jonkyrouwe Emilie van Ufford, & Alice C. Hadden-Paton, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Nigel Hadden-Paton, of Cattistock, Dorset..—

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kalula Charis Hope Inglis-Jones

The Madam Kincaid of Kincaid (nee Arabella Jane Hornell Lennox), wife of Giles Vivian Inglis-Jones, gave birth to a daughter, Kalula Charis Hope, 12 August, 2009, a sister for Angus, Jessie, Isabella and Dominic.

Madam Kincaid of Kincaid succeeded her grandmother in the chieftainship (1999) and matriculated her coat of arms, 26 January 2001 and assumed the name Arabella Jane Kincaid of Kincaid.

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Hon David Layton dies

The Hon David Layton, who has died, was the son of the 1st Baron LAYTON (cr UK 1947) and Eleanor Dorothea daughter of Francis Beresford Plumptre OSMASTON. He married
1st 1939 (div 1972) Elizabeth, dau of Rev Robert Miller GRAY, of Hampstead and had two sons: Jonathan Francis b 1942 married with two sons and a dau; and Mark Oliver b 1944 and unmarried (according to Debrett’s but note Burke’s has him married to Penelope HAMILTON, no issue); and a dau Hilary Ruth b 1947 and unmarried. David Layton married 2nd 1972 Joy PARKINSON. He was heir presumptive to his nephew, the 3rd Baron, a place now taken by his eldest son. His younger brother survives him. He is the Hon Christopher Walter LAYTON b 1929 and thrice married with one son (John Stephen b 1955, unm) and four daus. He and his son occupy the final 4th and 5th
positions in the line of succession to the barony.

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+ Hon Sonia Hammond-Maude (nee Peake)

_.The Hon Sonia Hammond-Maude (nee Peake), who died 30 July, 2009, was a dau of the 1st Viscount Ingleby and Lady Joan Rachel de Vere CAPELL (dau of 7th Earl of Essex) and married 1st 1946 (div 1958) (the man who later became) the 12th Marquess of Tweeddale and is the mother of the present Marquess. She married 2nd 1966 Maj Michael William Vernon HAMMOND-MAUDE.

Carola Eloise Philippi dies

Telegraph notice: August 6th 2009
PHILIPPI
Carola Eloise (née Ramsden) peacefully at home 2nd August 2009.
Beloved wife of Robert and much loved mother of Sebastian and Jeremy.
Thanksgiving Services 13th August, 11.30 a.m. St James Church, Muthill
and 25th September, 3 p.m. St Michael & All Angels, Ednam, Lincs. No
flowers.
Carola Eloise Philippi died 2 Aug 2009. She was the dau of John St Maur RAMSDEN (1902-ka1948) and Lady Catherine Mary Clemintina HEATHCOTE-DRUMMOND-WILLOUGHBY (1906-96, dau of 2nd Earl of ANCASTER (now Barons Willoughby de Eresby)) and the granddau of Sir John Frescheville Ramsden 6th Bt (1877-1958) and Joan (d 1974) scion of the Buxton Bts. She m 1st 1961 George Fillmore MILLER III of Princetown, Mass and had a son (Maj Sebastian St Maur MILLER b 1965 and married with a son and a dau). She m 2ndly 1974 Robert E J PHILIPPI son of Col George Philippi of Madrid and had another son (James Jeremy George PHILIPPI b 1975 and married with a son). Her eldest son now takes his mother's place as co-heir to Baroness Willoughby de Eresby (b 1934, unm), the other co-heir being Sir George John Aird 4th Bt (b 1940, married with a son (m 2007) and two daus (one of whom is married with 2 daus)). It is between these two and their heirs that any future abeyance will have to be terminated.

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Carola Eloise Philippi dies

Telegraph notice: August 6th 2009
PHILIPPI
Carola Eloise (née Ramsden) peacefully at home 2nd August 2009.
Beloved wife of Robert and much loved mother of Sebastian and Jeremy.
Thanksgiving Services 13th August, 11.30 a.m. St James Church, Muthill
and 25th September, 3 p.m. St Michael & All Angels, Ednam, Lincs. No
flowers.
Carola Eloise Philippi died 2 Aug 2009. She was the dau of John St Maur RAMSDEN (1902-ka1948) and Lady Catherine Mary Clemintina HEATHCOTE-DRUMMOND-WILLOUGHBY (1906-96, dau of 2nd Earl of ANCASTER (now Barons Willoughby de Eresby)) and the granddau of Sir John Frescheville Ramsden 6th Bt (1877-1958) and Joan (d 1974) scion of the Buxton Bts. She m 1st 1961 George Fillmore MILLER III of Princetown, Mass and had a son (Maj Sebastian St Maur MILLER b 1965 and married with a son and a dau). She m 2ndly 1974 Robert E J PHILIPPI son of Col George Philippi of Madrid and had another son (James Jeremy George PHILIPPI b 1975 and married with a son). Her eldest son now takes his mother's place as co-heir to Baroness Willoughby de Eresby (b 1934, unm), the other co-heir being Sir George John Aird 4th Bt (b 1940, married with a son (m 2007) and two daus (one of whom is married with 2 daus)). It is between these two and their heirs that any future abeyance will have to be terminated.

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Sir Edward Archdale, 3rd Baronet, dies

Captain Sir Edward Folmer Archdale, 3rd Baronet, of Riversdale (Co. Fermanagh),
on Friday 31st July after a long illness, aged 87 years. Mentioned in
Dispatches in 1940.—(HMS Sabre, Dunkirk) and awarded the DSC in 1943
(HMS Unbroken, Mediterranean petrols 1942-43). Survived by two
children and three grandchildren. Service to be held at 2 p.m. on
Thursday 13th August at St. Mary's Church, Caterham, Surrey CR3 5RA.
Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, to The Stroke
Association (www.stroke.org.uk) Enquiries n...@nickarchdale.com or
07837 518928 "Frango infractus".

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Maj Victor Ronald Seely - dies

Major Victor Ronald Seely, who has died aged 68 was a scion of the Seely Baronets.

He is the son of Maj Sir Victor Basil John SEELY 4th Bt (1900-80) and
his 3rd wife Mary Frances Margaret dau of William Ronald COLLINS of
South Kensington. He married 1972 Annette Bruce dau of Lt-Col J. A. D.
McEWEN, of Salperton House, Salperton, Cheltenham and had an only son
WILLIAM VICTOR CONWAY b 16 Sept 1983 (unm), who succeeds his father as
the present 5th Bt's heir presumptive.

Lord Milo Douglas

Lord Milo Douglas, the second son of the Marquess of Queensberry, has died aged 34, after leaping from the roof of a council tower block.

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Paulette Howard-Johnston 1904-2009

Mrs Paulette Howard-Johnston (nee Helleu), who has died aged 104, was the dau of the French artist Paul Helleu and Alice Guerin. She
married in 1955, as his 3rd wife, Rear-Admiral Clarence Dinsmore
"Johnny" Howard-Johnston CB DSO DSC. He was the son of John Howard-
Johnston and Countess Pierre de Breuil de St Germain and had married
1stly Lady Alexandra Henrietta Louisa HAIG, eldest dau of FM 1st Earl
Haig & Hon Dorothy Maud dau of 3rd Baron Vivian. (The late Duchess of
Gloucester and the present Duke of Edinburgh stood sponsors to their
elder and younger sons respectively.)

Mrs Howard-Johnston was a Chevalier of the Légion d' honneur and an
Officier des Arts et des Lettres.

Sir John Barry Salusbury-Trelawny, 13th Baronet

Sir John Barry Salusbury-Trelawny, 13th Baronet Trelawny of Trelawne, died suddenly at home 29th July 2009.

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Sasha Joan Leatham

Henrietta Leatham (nee Walder-Smith), wife of Patrick Hawke Leatham
(b. 1974), gave birth to a daughter, Sasha Joan, 3 Aug 2009, a sister
for Sophia Louise, who was b 17 October, 2006, & for Scarlett Rose,
who was b. 5 December, 2004.

Patrick is the eldest son of Mr Philip Leatham, of Gloucestershire,
and the Hon. Mrs Sanders, of Wiltshire; & Henrietta is a daughter of
Mr Reginald Walder-Smith & Mrs Franco Morganti, of Surrey.


Patrick is a scion of the Leatham BLG family, and descended
(paternally) from Henry Seymour Berry, 1st & last Baron Buckland,
(1877-1928), who left five daughters at his decease.


Patrick's mother is the former Hon. Rowena Margaret Hawke, fifth of
the seven daughters of the late 9th Baron Hawke (1901-85), m. (i)
1971, William Philip Leatham, & (ii), 1990, William T. Sanders. The
Hon Mrs Sanders is/was Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Michael of
Kent.


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Henry William Robert Stonor

The Lady Ailsa Fiona Stonor (b 1977, née Mackay) wife of the Hon
(Ralph) William Robert Thomas Stonor (b. 10 Sept 1974), son and heir
of the 7th Baron Camoys and Baroness Camoys, gave birth to a son,
Henry William Robert, 29 uly, 2009, a brother for Ralph Thomas William
Peter, who was b 1 June, 2007. Lady Ailsa is a daughter of the 4th
Earl of Inchcape and the Countess of Inchcape.

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Sir James St Clair-Ford, 7th Bt

Sir James St Clair-Ford, 7th Baronet, died 3 Aug 2009, aged 57.

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Sir James St Clair-Ford, 7th Bt

Sir James Anson (Jim) St Clair-Ford, 7th Baronet, died 3 August 2009, aged 57.

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Gavin Richard Perceval-Maxwell

Gavin Richard Perceval-Maxwell, scion of the Landed Gentry family of that name, died 30 July, 2009, aged 85.

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Valerie Wellesley

Valerie Wellesley, who died 7 Aug 2009, was the fourth wife of the Hon. Henry Gerald
Valerian Francis Wellesley (1907-1981), son of the 3rd Earl Cowley and his third wife the Hon. Millicent Florence Eleanor Wilson, herself daughter of Charles Henry Wilson, 1st Baron Nunburnholme and Florence Jane Helen Wellesley. (Florence was the daughter of Colonel William Wellesley, son of the Hon. Rev. Gerald Valerian Wellesley, son of Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington, who was the father of the 1st Duke of Wellington and of Henry Wellesley, 1st Baron Cowley).

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Henry Archie Alexander Butter

Agnieszka Butter (nee Szeluk), wife since 2006 of Charles Harold
Alexander Butter (b 10 Apr 1960), scion of that LG family of
Pitlochry, descended from the Royal House of Russia, gave birth to a
son, Henry Archie Alexander, 27 July, 2009, a brother for Julia
Davinia, who was b 20 Dec 2006.

Charles Butter is a brother of the Countess of Dalhousie and a 1st
cousin of the Duchesses of Abercorn and Westminster.


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Muir/Richardson engagement

_.The engagement ws announced 8 Aug 2009 between John Alexander Hector
Muir (b 1976),scion of the Muir Baronets (cr UK 1892), son of Mr James
Francis Muir (b 1948), of Blair Drummond, Stirling, and his former
wife the former Griselda Stainton (now wife of Aidan Cuthbert, of that
LG family of Beaufront Castle, Hexham, Northumberland) dau of Sir
Anthony Stainton, KCB, QC; & Elizabeth A. Richardson, daughter of Mr
and Mrs Stuart Richardson, of Ashtead, Surrey.

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Fraser/Taylor engagement

_.The engagement was announced 7 Aug 2009 between Raoul Alastair
Joseph Fraser (b 1980), scion of the Lords Lovat, only son of the Hon
Hugh Alastair Joseph Fraser (b 1947) and Mrs Fraser of Balblair House,
Beauly, Inverness-shire, and Catherine D. Taylor, elder daughter of
the late Mr James Taylor and of Mrs Joy Taylor, of Dulwich.

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Orr/Verney engagement

The engagement was announced 1 Aug 2009 between Alexander R.W. Orr,
youngest son of Mr and Mrs Anthony Orr, of Bossut, Belgium, and
Camilla Anne Verney (b 1981), scion of the Verney Baronets (cr 1818)
youngest daughter of Harry Ulick Dennis Verney (b 1940), of Cheriton,
Hampshire, by his wife the former Sarah Fane Ricketts.

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Dugdale/Redvers engagement

_.The engagement was announced 31 July, 2009 between (Thomas) Joshua
Stratford Dugdale (b 1974), scion of the Dugdale Baronets (cr 1936),
son of Sir William Stratford Dugdale, CBE, MC, 2nd Baronet (b 1922),
of Blyth Hall, Warwickshire, by his 2nd wife the former Cecilia Mary
Mount (b 1931), scion of the Mount Baronets (cr 1921) and Diana
Redvers, daughter of John and Mary Redvers, of Hartpury,
Gloucestershire.

Joshua Dugdale is a 1st cousin of the Rt Hon David Cameron, MP, Leader
of the Conservative Party.


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