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Monday, December 31, 2012

Rose Elizabeth Beatrix Guinness

 _.Nancy Guinness (b 1979, nee Cadogan) scion of the Earls Cadogan, wife of Edward Benjamin Newton Guinness, scion of the Guinness Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Rose Elizabeth Beatrix, 20 Nov, 2012, a sister for Arthur and Rocky. Edward Guinness is the elder son of Mr Timothy Whitmore Newton Guinness (b 1947), of Ellisfield, Hampshire, by his wife the former Beverley Anne Mills, and Nancy is a daughter of Gerald Cadogan (b. 1942), of Culworth, Northamptonshire, scion of the Earls Cadogan, and Mrs Cadogan.

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 _.Nancy Guinness (b 1979, nee Cadogan) scion of the Earls Cadogan, wife of Edward Benjamin Newton Guinness, scion of the Guinness Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Rose Elizabeth Beatrix, 20 Nov, 2012, a sister for Arthur and Rocky. Edward Guinness is the elder son of Mr Timothy Whitmore Newton Guinness (b 1947), of Ellisfield, Hampshire, by his wife the former Beverley Anne Mills, and Nancy is a daughter of Gerald Cadogan (b. 1942), of Culworth, Northamptonshire, scion of the Earls Cadogan, and Mrs Cadogan.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Rocknroll (formerly Abel Smith)/Winslet marriage

_The marriage took place in December, 2012, between Mr Ned Rocknroll (formerly Edward Lyulph Abel Smith) (b 24 June, 1978), scion of the Abel Smith family of Woodhall, son of Robert Ralph Abel Smith (b 14 Jul 1947), by his former wife the former Linette J Branson (sister of Sir Richard Branson), and Kate Elizabeth Winslet (b 5 Oct, 1975), the actress Kate Winslet, daughter of Roger John Winslet, by his wife Sally Anne Winslet.

'Ned Rocknroll' is a great-grandson of Lt-Col Wilfrid Abel Smith who married the Hon Violet Elizabeth Katharine Somerset, daughter of the 2nd Baron Raglan, and descended from the Dukes of Beaufort, &c.


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Ashton/ Hendy engagement

._The engagement was announced 29 Dec, 2012, between the Hon John Edward (Jack) Ashton (b 8 January, 1966), younger son of the late Thomas John Ashton, 3rd Baron Ashton of Hyde (1926-2008), by his wife the former Pauline Trewlove Brackenbury, & Catherine J. Hendy, daughter of Mr Graham Hendy and Mrs Sandra Brown.

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Baron Rees-Mogg 1928-2012

_.The Baron Rees-Mogg, editor of The Times 1967-81, and a life peer since 1988, died in December, 2012. William Rees-Mogg was 84. Born 14 July, 1928, son of Edmund Fletcher Rees-Mogg, of Cholwell House, Somerset; married 1962, Gillian Shakespeare Morris, by whom he had a issue, 2 sons, Thomas and Jacob, and three daughters, Emma, Charlotte and Annunziata.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sally Mary Stoddart 1934-2012

_.Sally Mary Stoddart (nee Aykroyd), of Whixley, North Yorkshire, who died 17 December, 2012, aged 78, was a scion of the Aykroyd Baronets, of Lightcliffe (Bt, cr UK, 1920). She was b 3 Aug 1934, daughter of Lt-Col Harold Hammond Aykroyd, OBE, MC, TD (1896-1974) by is 1st wife the former Nina Marguerite Hulse; married 9 Jul 1960, Christopher Boyd Stoddart, son of Frank Boyd Stoddart, of Funtington House, near Chichester, Sussex, by whom she had issue. Her husband died in 1984.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Swinburn/Ferguson marriage

_.The marriage took place at Dummer, Hampshire, 20 December, 2012, between Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Hull Swinburn, KCB (b 30 Oct 1937), of Stone, Exford, Somerset, widower of the former Jane Brodie (who d 2001), son of the late Maj-Gen Henry Robinson Swinburn, CB, OBE, MC, by his wife the former Naomi Hull, & Susan Rosemary Ferguson (nee Deptford, b 1946), widow of Maj. Ronald Ivor Ferguson (1931-2003), and dau of the late Frederick William Deptford, by his wife the former Phyllis Maud Easy.

Susan's late husband, scion of the Fergusons of Dummer, landed family, and descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, was father of Sarah Duchess of York.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sir (William) Marcus John Worsley, 5th Baronet (1925-2012)

_.Sir (William) Marcus John Worsley, 5th Baronet, died at his home Hovingham Hall, North Yorkshire, 18 Dec, 2012, aged 87. Sir Marcus served as Conservative MP for Keighley, 1959-64, and for Chelsea, 1966-74, was PPS to the Minister of Health 1960-61, to the Minister without Portfolio, 1962-64, and to the Lord President of the Council, 1970-72.

Sir Marcus, whose baronetcy of the UK was cr in 1838, served as Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, 1987-99, and was High Sheriff of North Yorks in 1982.

He was born 6 Apr, 1925, eldest son of Sir William Arthington Worsley, 4th Baronet (1890-1973), by his wife the former Joyce Morgan Brunner, dau of Sir John Brunner, 2nd Barronet (cr UK, 1895), and was a brother of Katharine Worsley, who married at York Minister in 1961, HRH The Duke of Kent, a first cousin of HM The Queen.

Worsley succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's demise in Dec, 1973, and he ran the Hovingham estate until handing it over to his son in 1987. He married 10 Dec, 1955, the Hon Bridget Assheton (who d 2004), daughter of the 1st Baron Clitheroe, PC (Peerage of the UK, cr 1955), by whom he had issue, three sons, William, Giles and Peter, and one daughter Sarah. He was predeceased by his youngest son.

The baronetcy passes to his eldest son, William Ralph, who was born 12 Sept, 1956.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hon Elodie Stapleton-Cotton

_.The Viscountess Combermere (nee Caroline Sarah Irby, b 1977), wife of Thomas Robert Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, 6th Viscount Combermere (b 30 Aug 1969) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1827), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Elodie Stapleton-Cotton, 15 December, 2012, a sister for Laszlo Michael Wellington, who was b 20 Aug 2010.

Lady Combermere is a scion of the Barons Boston, dau of Charles Irby (b 1945)


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Friday, December 14, 2012

Lady Marye Violet Isolde Rous 1930-2012

_.The Lady Marye Violet Isolde Rous, who has died at her home in London, aged 82, was a scion of the Earls Stradbroke (Peerage of the UK, cr 1821), daughter of John Anthony Alexander Rous, 4th Earl of Stradbroke (1903-83), by his wife the former Barbara Grosvenor, scion of the Dukes of Westminster (Peerage of UK, cr 1874). She was unm.

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John Heyworth 1925-2012

_.John Heyworth, who died 24 November, 2012, aged 87, was seated at Bradwell Grove, the Strawberry Hill Gothic manor house in Gloucestershire, & was a grandson maternally of Dudley Marjoribanks, 3rd Baron Tweedmouth (1874-1935). He was born 21 Aug 1925, son of Lt-Col Reginald Heyworth, 1st Dragoon Guards, by his wife the former Hon Moyra Marjoribanks, a daughter of the 3rd Baron Tweedmouth.

Heyworth founded the Cotswold Wildlife Park in 1970.

He married Susan, daughter of Sir John Burder, by whom he had one son and three daughters.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Meade/Marsham engagement

_.The engagement was announced 13 Dec, 2012, between James Richard Meade (b 1981), elder son of Richard John Hassan Meade, OBE (b 4 Dec 1936), the equestrian, of West Littleton, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Angela Dorothy Farquhar (b 11 Jan, 1948), scion of the Farquhar Baronets (Bt, cr GB, 1796); & the Lady Laura Clare Marsham (b 1984), only daughter of Mchael Henry Marsham, 8th Earl of Romney (b 28 Mar, 1948) (Earl, cr UK, 1801), of Gayton, Norfolk, by his wife the former Catriona Stewart (b 1954), descended from the Barons Cochrane of Cults, &c.

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Rupert Woollcombe-Adams 1944-2012

_.Rupert Woollcombe-Adams, who died 7 December, 2012, was a scion of the Woollcombe landed family, of Hemerdon House, Plympton, Devon. He was born in 1944, son of Peter Woollcombe-Adams, by his wife the former Brenda Hall; & married in 1980, Beate Hahn, by whom he had issuem 2 sons, Thomas & Martin.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Frank Ernest Berendt, 88, son-in-law of earl

_.Mr Frank Ernest Berendt died 7 December, 2012. Mr Berendt, who was 88, was a son of Siegfried Berendt, of London, and married 20 December, 1949, the Lady Frances Virginia Susan Ryder (b 20 Jun 1926), daughter of Dudley (Ryder) 6th Earl of Harrowby (1892-1987) (Earl, UK, cr. 1809), by his wife the former Lady Helena Blanche Coventry (d 1974),  dau of George William (Coventry) styled Viscount Deerhurst, scion of the Earls of Coventry (Earl, Peerage of England, cr 1697). He leaves a widow and issue.

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The Baroness Hayhoe 1927-2012

_.The Baroness Hayhoe, who died 24 November, 2012, aged 85, was the wife of Bernard John Hayhoe, life peer as Baron Hayhoe, who served as Conservative MP for the Hounslow, Brentford and Isleworth constituency.

She was the former Anne Gascoigne Thornton, born in 1927, daughter of Bernard W. Thornton by his wife the former Hilda Scott, and married Barney Hayhoe in 1962.

Her husband was Tory MP for Heston and Isleworth, 1970-74, and for Hounslow, Brentford & Isleworth, 1974-92, and was a Minister of State in the Thatcher administration, 1981-85, and created a life peer on leaving the Commons, 21 Aug, 1992.

Virginia Mary Charteris 1922-2012

_.Virginia Mary Charteris, who died at her home, 8 December, 2012, aged 90, was a scion of the Adam Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1917). She was born 9 Apr, 1922, daughter of Colin Gurdon Forbes Adam, CSI (1889-1982), sometime Chairman of Yorkshire Conservative Post Newspapers Ltd, by his wife the former Hon Constance Irene Lawley, dau of the 3rd Baron Wenlock, , PC, GCSI, GCIE, KCB, &c. She married 24 Apr, 1948, Capt Hugo Francis Guy Charteris, MC, Scots Guards (1922-70), scion of the Earls of Wemyss & March (Earl, Scot. 1633 & 1697), by whom she had issue.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Sir Colin Anson St Clair-Ford, 8th Baronet 1939-2012

_.Sir Colin Anson St Clair-Ford, 8th Baronet (Bt, cr GB, 1793), died at his home, 3 December, 2012, aged 73. He was born 19 April, 1939, a son of Lieutenant Commander Drummond St Clair-Ford, RN (1907-43), a brother of the 6th Bart, by his wife the former Norah Elizabeth Maberley. He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his cousin, Sir James, the 7th Baronet, 3 Aug, 2009. He married in 1964, Gillian Mary, dau of Rear-Admiral Peter Skelton, CB, by whom he had issue, 2 daughters, Kate (b 1967) and Fiona (b 1969). He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his  younger brother, Robin Sam, who was born 6 Jun 1941.

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Maundrell/Cameron engagement

_.The engagement was announced 10 December, 2012, between Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Thomas Maundrell, MVO (b 1967), of the Grenadier Guards, lately Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh, son of Mr Derek J. Maundrell (b 1936), of Wantage, Oxfordshire, and Mrs Philippa M. Munsey (nee Pert) b 1944, of Oxford, & Lucy Margot Therese Cameron (b 1980), daughter of Donald Angus Cameron of Lochiel (b 1946), Chief of the Clan Cameron, of Achnacarry, Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire, by his wife the former Lady Cecil Nennella Therese Kerr (b 1948), daughter of the late 12th Marquess of Lothian.

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Sir Timothy Roy Henry Kimber, 4th Baronet 1936-2012

_.Sir Timothy Roy Henry Kimber, 4th Baronet (Bt, UK, 1904), of Newton Hall, near Carnforth, Lancashire, died 4 December, 2012. He was 76. He was b 3 Jun 1936, a son of Sir Charles Dixon Kimber, 3rd Baronet (1912-2008), by his 1st wife the former Ursula Bird (who d 1981). Succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 10 Apr, 2008; married 1stly, 1960 (div 1974) Antonia Kathleen Brenda, dau of Sir Francis Williams, 8th Baronet, QC (Bt, 1798), by whom he had issue; married 2ndly, 1979, the former Susan Brooks. The baronetcy passes to his eldest son, Rupert Edward Watkin Kimber, who was b 20 June, 1962.

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Sir Christopher Collett, GBE 1931-2012

_Sir Christopher Collett, GBE, who died 2 December, 2012, aged 81, was Lord Mayor of the City of London, 1988-89 (GBE, 1988), and a scion of the Collett Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1934).

Sir Christopher was born 10 June, 1931, second son of Sir Charles Collett, who served as Lord Mayor of London, 1933-34, and was created a baronet at the end of his term of office, by his wife the former Ruth Mildred Hatch.

He married in 1959, Christine Anne Griffiths, by whom he had issue.

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Patricia Katharine Countess of Dundee 1910-2012

_.Patricia Katharine Countess of Dundee, who died 3 December, 2012, at Birkhill by Cupar, Fife, was aged 102. Lady Dundee was a great-aunt of Sarah Duchess of York.

She was born Patricia Katharine Montagu Douglas Scott, 9 Oct, 1910, a scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry, the second daughter of Lord Herbert Montagu Douglas Scott (1872-1944), by his wife the former Marie Josephine Edwards (d 1965). Her elder sister Marian Louisa married (1) Col Andrew Ferguson, and was the grandmother of Sarah Duchess of York.

She married (1) 8 Jul 1931, Lt-Col Walter Douglas Faulkner, MC, who was killed in action in May, 1940; married (2) 9 Sept 1940, Lt-Col David Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, DSO, Scots Guards, scion of the arls of Dundee. He died of wounds in 1944. She married (3) 30 Oct 1946, her brother-in-law, Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (later Scrymgeour of Dundee), de jure, later de facto 11th Earl of Dundee, PC (1902-1983).

She had issue from her three marriages, a son David James Faulkner, b 1932 (dec.), from her first union, 2 daughters from the second marriage, Janet Mary (now Mrs Fox-Pitt), b 1941, and Elizabeth, Baroness Teynham b. 1943, wife of the 20th Baron Teynham (and mother of 10); and 1 son from the third marriage, Alexander Henry Scrymgeour of Dundee, 12th Earl of Dundee, who was b 5 Jun 1949.

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Sackville/Akroyd engagement

_.The engagement was announced 6 Dec, 2012, between the Hon Edward Geoffrey Richard Sackville (b 6 Dec, 1980), second son of William Herbrand (Sackville) 11th Earl De La Warr (b 10 Apr, 1948), of Buckhurst Park, Sussex, by his wife the former Anne Leveson; & Sophia Georgina M. Akroyd (b 1984), daughter of the late Mr Mark T.S. Akroyd, by his wife the former Camilla E.L. Milton, now Mrs Christian Dangerfield, of Pencombe, Herefordshire.

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Sir Geoffrey Adam Shakerley, 6th Baronet 1932-2012

_.Sir Geoffrey Adam Shakerley, 6th Baronet, who died suddenly, 3 December, 2012, aged 79, was a society photographer who married a cousin of the Queen.

He was born 9 Dec, 1932, son of Maj Sir Cyril Shakerley, 5th Baronet (1897-1970), by his wife the former Elizabeth Averil Eardley-Wilmot, scion of the Eardley-Wilmot Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1821); succeeded to the baronetcy (cr UK, 1838), on his father's demise, 1970.

He married 1stly, 3 Jul 1962, the actress Virginia Maskell (who d. 25 Jan 1968); married 2ndly, 1972, Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Anson (b 7 Jun 1941), the party planner, scion of the Earls of Lichfield (Peerage of the UK, cr 1831), sister of the late 5th Earl of Lichfield (1939-2005), daughter of Lt-Col Viscount Anson (1913-58), by his 1st wife, Anne Ferelith Fenella Bowes Lyon (1917-80), scion of the Earls of Strathmore & Kinghorne ,later wife of Prince Georg of Denmark, and a niece of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, &c. He and Lady Elizabeth were divorced in 2009, after many years apart, and he married 3rdly, 2010, Virginia  (nee Hobson) former wife of_____.

Sir Geoffrey leaves 2 sons, Nicholas and Peter, from his first marriage, and a daughter, Fiona, from his 2nd marriage. The elder son, Nicholas Simon Adam, born 20 Dec, 1963, inherits the baronetcy.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Michael Charles Brand 1925-2012

_.Michael Charles Brand, who died 30 Nov, 2012, at the age of 87, was a scion of the Viscounts Hampden (Peerage UK, cr 1884), and was a grandson maternally of the 5th Earl of Rosslyn (Peerage of the UK, cr 1801). He was born in 1925 a son of Lieut.-Col. John Charles Brand, DSO, MC (1885-1929), by his wife the former Lady Rosabelle Millicent St Clair-Erskine (d 1956); married in 1953, the Hon Laura Caroline Beatrice Smith (b 1931), a daughter of the 3rd Viscount Hambleden (Peerage of the UK, cr 1891), by whom he had issue.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Przewozniak / St John engagement

_.The engagement was announced 4 December, 2012, between Alexander A.B. Przewozniak, son of Mr & Mrs Janusz Przewozniak, of Hampstead, London, & Melissa Lucy Amanda St John (b 1986), daughter of Mr Robert William St John, of Clapham, London, by his wife the former Hon Vanessa Margureite Palmer (b 1954), daughter of Raymond Cecil Palmer, 3rd Baron Palmer, OBE (Peerage of the UK, 1933; Bt UK, 1916).

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Monday, December 03, 2012

Baby for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

 _.The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby in the summer of 2013. The royal baby will be born third in line and in direct succession to the throne after the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge.

He or she will one day be head of the armed forces, supreme governor of the Church of England and subsequently head of state of 16 countries.


Under the terms of the letters patent laid down by King George V in 1917 only the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales is born a prince with the HRH handle.

A son would be born HRH Prince (Christian name) of Cambridge.

If the baby is girl then under the 1917 ruling she will be born Lady (Christian name) Windsor but it is expected that Her Majesty the Queen will make an announcement next year regarding the titles to be borne by the children of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. A princess (and future Queen) would be known as HRH Princess _______of Cambridge.



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Hon Nicholas Assheton 1934-2012

_.The Hon Nicholas Assheton, who died 27 Nov, 2012, as the result of a fall, was a scion of the Barons Clitheroe (Peerage of the UK, cr 1955). He was born 23 May, 1934, a younger son of the 1st Baron Clitheroe (1901-84), by his wife the former Hon Sylvia Benita Frances Hotham (d 1991), scion of the Barons Hotham (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1797). Nicholas Assheton married in 1960, Jacqueline Harris, a daughter of Air Marshal Sir Arthur (Bomber) Harris, 1st Baronet,by whom he had issue. Career:-> sometime a member of the London Stock Exchange and a deputy chairman of Coutts, Treasurer and Exta Equerry to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1998-2002, &c.

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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Rufus Gilman: grandson for the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester

The Lady Rose Victoria Birgitte Louise Gilman (b. 1 Mar 1980), daughter of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and wife of George Gilman, gave birth to a son, Rufus, in late Oct/Nov 2012, a brother for Lyla, who was born in July, 2010.

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Maj Thomas Edward St Aubyn, CVO, DL 1923-2012

_.Maj. Thomas Edward St Aubyn, CVO, DL, who died 29 November, 2012, aged 89, was a scion of the Barons St Levan (Baron, UK, cr 1887).

He was born 13 June, 1923, a son of Capt the Hon Lionel Michael St Aubyn, MVO (1878-1965), sometime Equerry to HRH The Duchess of Albany, by his wife the former Lady Mary Theresa Parker (1881-1932), daughter of the 3rd Earl of Morley (1843-1905).

He married 21 Nov, 1954, Henrietta Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Gray Studholme, 1st Baronet, CVO, MP, by whom he had issue.

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Sir Hugh Reid, 3rd (and last) Baronet 1933-2012

_.Sir Hugh Reid, 3rd (and last) Baronet, died in County Galway, 20 November, 2012. He was 78. He was born 27 Nov, 1933, at Locharron, Ross-shire, the son of Sir Douglas Neilson Reid, 2nd Baronet, by his wife the former Margaret Brighton Young Maxtone, and succeeded his father in the baronetcy (cr 1922) in 1971. He was unmarried and the title now becomes extinct. Sir Hugh is survived by his sister, Joan Quinn, who is the mother of 3 sons and four daughters. Sir Hugh was buried in the old churchyard at Locharron. -=-