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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hon Venetia Ellice Cara Butler

_. The Viscountess Mountgarret, wife of Piers James Richard Butler, 18th Viscount Mountgarret (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1550) (b 15 Apr, 1961), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Venetia Ellice Cara Butler, 25 September, 2013. Lord Mountgarret is the elder son of the late 17th Viscount (1936-2004), by his 1st wife the former Gillian Margaret Buckley (now Gillian, Baroness Howard De Walden), and the Viscountess Mountgarret is the former Fenella M. Fawcus, daughter of David Fawcus, and married the peer, as his 2nd wife, in 2006. Viscount Mountgarret has two daughters from his 1st marriage. -=-

Friday, November 29, 2013

Lady Llewellyn, OBE 1916-2013

_. Lady Llewellyn, OBE, head of the wartime Cabinet Office cypher officer, who died 26 November, 2013, aged 96, was the widow of Sir David Treharne Llewellyn (1916-92), sometime Conservative MP for Cardiff North, scion of the Llewellyn Baronets (cr 1922), of Bwllfa. She was the former Joan Anne Williams, born 24 Dec, 1916, dau of Robert Henry Williams, of Bonvilston House, near Cardiff, and married Sir David in 1950. Lady Llewellyn leaves issue, 2 sons and one daughter. -=-

Hon Michael James Leigh 1945-2013

_.The Hon Michael James Leigh, who died at Moreton~in~the~Marsh, 22 November, 2013, aged 68, was a scion of the Barons Leigh (Baron, UK, cr 1839). He was born 27 March, 1945, a younger son of Rupert, the 4th Baron (1908-79), of Stoneleigh, co Warwick, by his wife the former Anne Hicks Beach (who died 1977), scion of the Earls St Aldwyn, and was younger brother of the 5th Baron (1935-2003). He married in 1972 (div 1980) Cherry Rosalind Long-Price. -=-

Pollock/Burkhuch engagement

.The engagement was announced 29 November, 2013, between Frederick Thomas Charles (Freddy) Pollock (born 1988), scion of the Viscounts Hanworth (Peerage of the UK, cr 1936), twin son of the late Hon (Richard) Charles Pollock 1951-2005, by his wife the former Annette Louise Lockhart, of Long Melford, Suffolk, & Alex Burkhuch, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Nassif Burkhuch, of El Centro, California. -=-

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Lady Innes of Edingight, wife of former Lord Lyon King of Arms dies

_.Lady Innes of Edingight, who died 22 November, 2013, was the wife of Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight, KCVO, FSA (b 25 May 1938), Lord Lyon King of Arms and Secretary of the Order of the Thistle 1981-2001, scion of the Innes Baronets of Balvenie (Bt, Novia Scotia, cr 1628). She was the former Joan Hay, only daughter of Thomas Hay, and married Sir Malcolm in 1963. She is survived by her husband and leaves issue. A Requiem Mass takes place at St Andrew's Church, Ravelston, Edinburgh, on Thurs 5 Dec, followed by interment at Marnoch, Aberdeenshire. -=-

Buckmaster/Murray engagement

_.The engagement was announced 28 Nov, 2013, between the Hon Andrew Nicholas Buckmaster (born 1980), scion of the Viscounts Buckmaster (Peerage of the UK, cr 1933) only son and heir of the 4th Viscount Buckmaster (b 2 Feb, 1949) by his wife the former Dr Elizabeth Mary Mark, & Dr Helen R. Murray, daughter of Dr and Mrs Steven Murray, of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. -=-

Rowley-Conwy/Burgess engagement

_.The engagement was announced 28 Nov, 2013, between Thomas Alexander Rowley-Conwy (b 20 March, 1987) scion of the Barons Langford (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1800) only son of the Hon Owain Grenville Rowley-Conwy (b 27 Dec 1958), by his former wife, the former Joanna Featherstone (now Mrs Joanna Bradford), of Bodhryddan, Dyserth, & Amy D. Burgess, daughter of Mr & Mrs Raymond Burgess, of Bath Street, Rhyll. Thomas's father is the heir to his father, the 9th Baron Langford, who was born 8 March, 1912. -=-

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

5th Baron Garvagh 1920-2013

_. The 5th Baron Garvagh (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1818), died in Kent, 31 October, 2013. He was aged 93. Alexander Leopold Ivor George Canning, kinsman of the 19th century Prime Minister George Canning, was born 6 Oct, 1920, son of the 4th Baron, JP, DL (1878-1956), by his second wife, the former Gladys Parker (d 1982) (the widow of Lt-Col John Dimmer, VC). He succeeded to the peerage, 16 July, 1956, on his father's demise. He married twice, firstly, 12 Jul, 1947 (div 1973), Edith Christine Cooper (who d. 29 Oct 2013), and secondly, in June 1974, Cynthia Pretty, dau of Eric Pretty, CMG. He leaves a son and two daughters from his first marriage, and the son, the Hon Spencer George Stratford de Redcliffe Canning, born 12 Feb, 1953, now succeeds as 6th Baron. -=-

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The 4th Earl of Dudley 1920-2013

_. The Earl of Dudley (4th Earl in the Peerage of the UK, created 1860), died 16 November, 2013. He was 93. William Humble David Ward was born 5 January, 1920, son of the 3rd Earl of Dudley, by his first wife, Lady Rosemary Leveson-Gower, daughter of the 4th Duke of Sutherland. The Prince of Wales (afterwards King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor) stood sponsor at his christening. His mother, who died as the result of an accident in 1930, had been widely suggested as a bride for the Prince. He married firstly, 10 June, 1946 (div 1961) Stella Carcano, daughter of the Argentine Ambassador to the Court of St James, Don Miguel Carcano, KCMG, KBE, by whom he had issue, one son, David, and two daughters, Rosemary and Anne-Marie; he married secondly, 24 Aug, 1961, the Rank starlet, Maureen Swanson (who died in Nov 2011), by whom he had a further 2 sons, William (deceased) and the Hon Leander Ward, born 30 Oct, 1971, and five daughters, Susanna, Melissa, Victoria, Amelia and Cressida. He succeeded his father as 4th Earl of Dudley, 26 Dec, 1969. The family honours now pass to the son from his first marriage, (William Humble) David Jeremy Ward, styled Viscount Ednam, who was born 27 March, 1947. The 5th Earl is the father of an only child, a daughter, Lady Bethany Rowena Ward, who was born in 1977. -=-

Friday, November 22, 2013

The 8th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 7th Baron Eddisbury and 8th Baron Sheffield 1927-2013

_. Thomas Henry Oliver Stanley, 8th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 7th Baron Eddisbury and 8th Baron Sheffield, died 19 November, 2013, at Rectory Farm, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire. He was 85. He was born 28 Dec, 1927, third son of Lt-Col Hon Oliver Hugh Stanley (1879-1952), by his wife the former Lady Alice Kathleen Violet Thynne (1891-1977), daughter of the 5th Marquess of Bath, and succeeded to the peerages, on the demise of his cousin, 23 June, 1971. The family honours ~ 8th Baron Sheffield, of Roscommon in the County of Roscommon (Ireland, let. pat. 20 Sep 1783); 8th Baron Stanley of Alderley, of Alderley in the County of Chester (United Kingdom, let. pat. 9 May 1839) 7th Baron Eddisbury, of Winnington in the County of Chester (United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 May 1848) 14th Baronet, styled "of Alderley, co. Chester" (England, let. pat. 25 Jun 1660). He married 30 Apr 1955 Jane Barrett Hartley, dau. of Ernest George Hartley, of Lower Farm, Milton-under-Wychwood, co. Oxford, by whom he had issue. The peerages and baronetcy pass to his eldest son, the Hon Richard Oliver Stanley, who was b 24 Apr, 1956. The new 9th Baron is married with three daughters (1 son deceased). -=-

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The 6th Baron Monteagle of Brandon 1926-2013

_. Gerald Spring Rice, the 6th Baron Monteagle of Brandon (Peerage of the United Kingdon, cr 1839), died at Amesbury, 17 November, 2013. He was 87. He was born 5 July, 1926, son of the 5th Baron (1887-1946), by his wife the former Emilie de Kosenko (d 1981), and succeeded his father in the peerage, 9 Dec, 1946. He married 28 May, 1949, Anne, only dau of Col. Guy James Brownlow, by whom he had issue. Lord Monteagle of Brandon is succeeded by his only son, the Hon Charles James Spring Rice, who was born 24 Feb, 1953. Funeral at St Mary & St Melor, Amesbury, Tues 3rd Dec. -=-

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The 8th Baron Plunket 1925-2013

_.The Lord Plunket, 8th Baron in the Peerage of the UK (cr 1827), died 16 November, 2013. He was 87. Robin Rathmore Plunket was born 3 Dec, 1925, a younger son of the 6th Baron (1899-1938), a great friend of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, who died as the result of a plane crash, by his wife the former Dorothe Mabel Lewis (who died in the same accident as her husband). His elder sibling was Patrick, the 7th Baron, KCVO, the beloved deputy Master of the Household to the Queen, 1954-75, who died tragically early from cancer. He succeeded to the peerage on his bachelor brother's demise, 28 May, 1975. He married 8 Nov, 1951, Jennifer, second daughter of Bailey Southwell. No issue. The peerage now devolves upon his Lordship's nephew, Tyrone Shaun Terence Plunket, a former page of honour to Her Majesty, who was born 5 Feb, 1966. The funeral takes place at St Margaret's Church, Westminster, 5 Dec, 2013.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mackintosh/Heng engagement

. The engagement was announced 19 November, 2013, between John Mackintosh of Mackintosh (The Mackintosh of Mackintosh), (b 1969) 31st Head of the Clan Mackintosh, son of the late Lt-Cdr Lachlan Ronald Duncan Mackintosh of Mackintosh, 30th Chief, RN, OBE, DL (b 27 June, 1928), of Moy, Tomatin, Inverness~shire, by his wife the former Mabel Cecilia Helen (Celia) Bruce (b 1939), scion of the Earls of Elgin and Kincardine (Earl, Peerage of Scotland, cr 1633), & Vanessa M. Heng, daughter of Mr & Mrs Jeffrey Heng, of Singapore. -=-

Sunday, November 17, 2013

+ Baroness Fanshawe of Richmond, widow of life peer

_.The Baroness Fanshawe of Richmond, who died 13 Nov, 2013, was the wife of the late Baron Fanshawe of Richmond KCMG (1927-2001), life peer. The former actress & fashion model Shirley Worthington she married the then Anthony Henry Fanshawe Royle, in 1957. Her husband was Conservative MP for Richmond, Surrey 1959-83, and was created a life peer on leaving the Commons. She was widowed 28 Dec, 2001. --

Saturday, November 16, 2013

+ Odette Mireille Howard

_.Odette Mireille Howard, who died 14 November, 2013, was the second wife, and widow, of Lt-Col Redvers Greville Howard, KRRC (1911-78), of Castle Rising, King's Lynn, Norfolk, scion of the Earls of Suffolk & Berkshire (Earl, England, 1603 & 1626). She was the former Odette Mireille Clark, dau of Henry Clark, of Ventnor, Isle of Wight, and widow of Fl-Lt Gordon Crosby, RAF, and married Lt-Col Howard as his 2nd wife in 1948. She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Venetia Howard. Her step-son is Greville Patrick Charles Howard, Baron Howard of Rising, a life peer. The funeral is at St Lawrence Church, Castle Rising, 22 Nov. -=-

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Christine Ann Wrottesley c1944-2013

_.Christine Ann Wrottesley, who died at Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 7 Nov, 2013, aged 69, was the wife of David John Wrottesley (born 1940), a scion of the Barons Wrottesley (Peerage of the UK, cr 1838). She was the former Christine Ann Smith, only daughter of Henry Smith, of Sheffield, and married Mr Wrottesley in 1969. She is survived by her husband and by a daughter, Angela. Funeral at St John's Church, Abbeydale, Sheffield, 21 Nov, 2013. -=-

Death of Lady Cottesloe

_.The Baroness Cottesloe, who died 8 November, 2013, was the wife of John Tapling Fremantle, 5th Baron Cottesloe (Peerage of the UK, cr 1874), and was mother-in-law of Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions. She was the former Elizabeth Ann Barker, daughter of Lt-Col Henry Shelley Barker, DSO, of Walcote House, Rugby, co Warwick, and married the then Hon John Fremantle, 26 Apr, 1958. Her husband succeeded his father in the family honours, 22 Apr, 1994. She is survived by her husband and by a son, Thomas, and two daughters. The elder daughter, Betsy, is Mrs Duncan Smith. The funeral is at St Swithun's Church, Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, 19 Nov. -=-

Ceglowski/Guinness engagement

_.The engagement was announced 13 November, 2013, between Dominik J. Ceglowski, son of Mr Waldemar Ceglowski, of Karakow, and Mrs Jacqueline Ceglowski, of Dulwich, and Molly Guinness (born 1985), scion of the Barons Moyne (Peerage of the UK, cr 1932) daughter of the Hon Erskine Stuart Richard Guinness (b 1953), of Fosbury, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Louise Mary Elizabeth Dillon-Malone. -=-

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Major Harry St John Holcroft 1951-2013

_.Maj. Harry St John Holcroft, late The Blues & Royals, who has died in India, following a fall, aged 62. He was born in 1951, a son of Oliver Holcroft, of Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire, by his wife the former _____Perry; married 1988, Sarah Jane Brooks (b 1956), scion of the Barons Crawshaw (Baron, UK, cr 1892), daughter of Capt Christopher John Brooks (1925-91), late Coldstream Guards, by his 1st wife the former Patricia Evelyn Beverley Matthews (afterwards "Bubbles" Viscountess Rothermere, socialite wife of the 3rd viscount, &c). -=-

Patrick Wyndham Knatchbull 1936-2013

_.Patrick Wyndham Knatchbull, who died at the Ulster Hospital, 4 November, 2013, aged 77, was a scion of the Barons Brabourne (Baron, UK, cr 1880). He was born 26 April, 1936, son of Lt-Col. Wyndham Marsden Knatchbull (1901-77). by his wife the former Eileen Mary Croly (died 1986); married 28 May, 1966, Una Mary Bernadette, daughter of Leo Francis Kelly, by whom he had issue, 2 sons and 1 daughter. -=-

Dowager Baroness Egremont 1925-2013

. The Dowager Baroness Egremont, who died 4 November, 2013, aged 88, was the widow of John Edward Reginald Wyndham, 1st Baron Egremont (Peerage of the UK, cr 1963) and 6th Baron Leconfield (cr 1859), and was a scion of the extinct Earls of Dunraven & Mount Earl. She was the former Pamela Wyndham-Quin, born 29 Apr, 1925, third dau of Capt the Hon Valentine Wyndham-Quin, RN (1890-1983), by his wife the former Marjorie Pretyman, scion of that landed family (descended from the Bridgeman Earls of Bradford). Pamela Wyndham-Quin married John Wyndham, 24 July, 1947. He was Private Secretary to Harold Macmillan when Prime Minister 1957-63, &c. He died in 1972. Lady Egremont leaves 2 sons and 1 dau. Her elder son, Max, is the 2nd Baron. Funeral at St Mary's Church, Petworth, 15 Nov, 2013. -=-

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Capt Anthony Edward Weatherall 1924-2013

_.Capt Anthony Edward Weatherall, of Cowhill, Dumfries, late the 7th Queen's Own Hussars, died 2 November, 2013, aged 89. He was born 27 Sept, 1924. He married Amelia Sophie (Sophy) Keswick, scion of that landed gentry family, and was father of Catherine (first wife of the Hon Nicholas Soames, descended from the Dukes of Marlborough), Percy (who married Clara Johnston, descended from the Chancellor family & Paget Bts); Isobel Charlotte (the first wife of the 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, of Glamis Castle, &c); & Benjamin (who married Silvy Johnston ~ sister of his brother's wife). A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St John's, Dumfries, Tues, 12 November, 2013. -=-

Lionel Geoffrey Stopford Sackville 1932-2013

_.Lionel Geoffrey Stopford Sackville, of Lowick, near Kettering, who died 2 November, 2013, aged 80, was a scion of the Earls of Courtown (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1762). He was born 4 Nov, 1932, son of Col Nigel Victor Stopford Sackville,CBE, by his 1st wife the former Beatrix Helen Constance Pakenham, scion of the Earls of Longford; educ at Eton; married 1stly, 1960, Sysan Coles; 2ndly, 1980, the Hon (Mary) Tereesa Pearson, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Cowdray. He leaves issie from his first marriage, two sons Charles, Thomas and a daughter, Camilla from his second marriage. He was predeceased by a daughter from his first marriage. Service of Thanksgiving at St Peter's Church, Lowick, 14 Nov. -=-

Friday, November 01, 2013

+ Christine Baroness Garvagh

_.Christine Baroness Garvagh, who died at The Abbey, Amesbury, 29 October, 2013, aged 90, was the first wife of Alexander Leopold Ivor George Canning, 5th Baron Garvagh (b 6 Oct, 1920) (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1818). She was the former (Edith) Christine Cooper, second daughter of Jack Cooper, of Liitle Bridley, Worplesdon, Surrey, and married the then Hon Alexander Canning, as his first wife, 12 July, 1947. He succeeded to the peerage, 16 July, 1956, and they divorced in 1973. Christine Lady Garvagh is survived by a son and two daughters. Funeral at St Mary and St Melor Parish Church, Amesbury, Wiltshire, Tues 12 Nov. -=-

Emilia Hannah Montgomery (born 2013)

_.Laura Montgomery (nee Campbell), wife of Hugh Geoffrey Clive Montgomery (born 1966), descended from the Viscounts Bridgeman, gave birth to a daughter, Emilia Hannah, 27 September, 2013, a sister for Iris. Hugh is a son of Mr William and the Hon Mrs Montgomery, of Grey Abbey, County Down, and Laura is the younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Campbell, of Shalden, Hampshire. Hugh is the eld son of William Howard Clive Montgomery, of Grey Abbey. Hugh's mother is the former Hon Daphne Bridgeman (b 1940), sister of the 3rd Viscount Bridgeman, and a descendant of the 2nd Earl of Bradford &c. -=-

Georgina Linnhe Steuart Fothringham (born 2013)

_.Sophia Z. Steuart Fothringham (nee MacCarthy- Morrogh), wife of Charles H. Steuart Fothringham of Grantully, scion of that landed family and a descendant of King William IV and Mrs Jordan, gave birth to a daughter, Georgina Linnhe, 25 October, 2013, a sister for Cecilia Pascha, who was born 7 January, 2012. Charles is the younger son of Henry Steuart Fothringham of Grantully, and of the late Mrs Steuart Fothringham of Achnacone, and Sophia is the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Alexander MacCarthy- Morrogh, of Haddington, East Lothian. ===