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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

John William Archibald Shaw-Stewart 1929-2013

_. John William Archibald (Jack) Shaw Stewart, who died at Bradford-on-Avon, 27 Dec, 2013, aged 84, was a scion of the Shaw-Stewart Baronets (cr 1667). He was born 28 January, 1929, third son of Colonel Basil Heron Shaw-Stewart, CMG, DSO (1877-1939), by his wife the former Vera Caldwell (who d 1993); married 1stly, 1955, Vora June Douglas Mackintosh (who d 1998), daughter of Christopher Mackintosh, by his wife the former Lady Jean Douglas-Hamilton, daughter of the 13th Duke of Hamilton and (10th) Duke of Brandon, &c, by whom he had issue, 3 sons and 1 daughter. He married 2ndly, 2000, Diana Tyndale Lewis, daughter of Oswald Lewis The funeral is at St Mary's Church, Arisaig, Inverness~shire, 11 January, 2014. -=-

Monday, December 30, 2013

Tollemache/von Preussen engagement

_. The engagement has been announced in December, 2013, between the Hon James Henry Timothy Tollemache (b 28 Aug, 1980), scion of the Barons Tollemache (Baron, UK, cr 1876), second son of the 5th Baron Tollemache (b 13 Dec, 1939), of Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk, by his wife the former Alexandra Dorothy Jean Meynell (descended from the Earls of Halifax), & Princess Florence Jessica von Preussen (b 28 July, 1983), scion of the Royal House of Prussia, daughter of Prince (Frederick) Nicholas von Preussen (b 3 May, 1946), by his wife the former Hon Victoria Mancroft (b 1952), scion of the Barons Mancroft (Baron, UK, cr 1937). The bride-to-be is a descendant of Queen Victoria.

Blunt/Wellesley engagement

. The engagement has been announced in Dec, 2013, between James Hillier Blount (James Blunt, the singer) (b 22 Feb, 1974), son of Mr Charles Blount, by his wife, Jane, & (Alexandrina) Sofia Wellesley (b 23 July, 1983), scion of the Dukes of Wellington, a granddaughter of the 8th Duke, daughter of Lord John Henry Wellesley (b 20 Apr, 1954), by his wife the former Corinne Vaes, &c.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Kerr/Neech engagement

_. The engagement was announced 27 December, 2013, between Robert John Edward Kerr (born 1987), scion of the Marquesses of Lothian (Marquess, Scotland, cr 1701), elder son of William Walter Raleigh Kerr (b 1950), of Melbourne, Derbyshire, by his wife the former Griselda Mary Hamilton-Baillie, scion of the Earls of Haddington, & Sophie Louise E. Neech (born 1987), elder daughter of Mr Richard E. Neech, of Letheringsett Hill, Norfolk, by his wife the former Margaret A.L. Edmonds.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Bear Winslet (b 2013)

_. Actress Kate Winslet (b 5 Oct 1975), wife of Mr Ned Rocknroll (formerly Edward Lyulph Abel Smith) (b 24 June, 1978), have named their infant son, Bear. The child is to be surnamed Winslet, according to some sources. Miss Winslet gave birth to Bear on 9 Dec, 2013. Ned Rocknroll is a scion of the Abel Smith family of Woodhall, and is a son of Robert Ralph Abel Smith (b 14 Jul 1947), by his former wife the former Linette J Branson (sister of Sir Richard Branson). Miss Winslet is a 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. -=-

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Edgar Miles Bronfman (d 2013)

_. Edgar Miles Bronfman, who has died aged 84, was a billionaire and philanthropist, chairman of Seagram, &c. He married 1973 (annulled 1974), the Lady Carolyn Elizabeth Ann Townshend (, 1940), daughter of the 7th Marquess Townshend (Peerage of GB, cr 1787), by his 1st wife, the former Elizabeth Pamela Audrey Luby (d 1989).

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hyllarie, Baroness Borwick, widow of the 4th Baron

_. Hyllarie Adalia Mary, Baroness Borwick, who died 13 December, 2013, was the widow of Maj the 4th Baron Borwick, MC (1917-2007). She was the former Hyllarie Adalia Mary Johnston, second daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel William Hamilton Hall Johnston, DSO, MC, of Bryn-y-Groes, Bala, co Merioneth, by his wife the former Hyllarie Mabel Williams, and married the then Hon James Hugh Myles Borwick, 14 Sept, 1954. Her husband succeeded to the peerage (Baron, UK, cr 1922), on his father's death, 30 Jan, 1961, and he died in Apr, 2007, when he was succeeded by a nephew. Lady Borwick leaves issue, four daughters, Jane, Mary-Anne, Diana and Amanda. Funeral at All Saints Church, Whiteparish, 7 January, 2014. -=-

Hickman/Newson engagement

_.The engagement was announced 21 December, 2013, between Charles Patrick Alfred Hickman (born 5 May, 1983), scion of the Hickman Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1903) son and heir of Sir (Richard) Glenn Hickman, 4th Baronet (b 12 Apr, 1949), of Liddington, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Heather Mary Elizabeth Moffett, & Alicia Lorraine Newson (b 1982), daughter of Mr Derek L. Newson (b 1948), of Strawberry Hill, London, by his wife the former Lorraine T. Griffin (b 1950). Charles Hickman's paternal grandmother, the former Margaret Doris Kempson, was the first wife of Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Baronet (Bt, UK, cr 1990), whom she wed in 1942 and divorced in 1946. She married Sir Alfred Howard Whitby Hickman, 3rd Bt, in 1948, and he died in 1979, &c. -=-

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hon Lady Mobbs (1937-2013)

_.The Hon Lady Mobbs, who died 13 December, 2013, aged 76, was a scion of the Viscounts Kemsley (Visc, UK, cr 1928). She was born the Hon Pamela Jane Marguerite Berry, 27 May, 1937, second daughter of the 2nd Viscount Kemsley (1909-1999), newspaper proprietor, owner of the Daily Telegraph, by his wife the former Lady Helen Candida Hay (b 1913- ), eldest daughter of the 11th Marquess of Tweeddale, &c; married 14 Sept, 1961, Sir (Gerald) Nigel Mobbs (1937-2005), late chairman of the Slough Estates, company director, by whom she had a son, Christopher (born 1965), and twin daughters, Virginia and Penelope (born 1968). Funeral at Church of St John the Baptist, Little Missenden, 7 January,2014.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

+ Lady Cooke, wife of Sir David Cooke, 12th Baronet

_. Lady Cooke, who died at Harrogate, North Yorkshire, 9 December, 2013, aged 80, was the wife of Sir David William Perceval Cooke, 12th Baronet (Bt, E, cr 1661, of Wheatley Hall, Yorks). She was the former Margaret Frances Skinner, daughter of Herbert Skinner, of Knutsford, Cheshire, and married Sir David in 1959. Her husband (b 28 Apr, 1935) succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death in 1978. She is survived by Sir David and three daughters, Sara, Louise and Catherine (Katie). The funeral is at Harrogate Crematorium, 20 Dec, 2013. -=-

Burwell/Llewellyn engagement

_.The engagement has been announced in December, 2013, between Thomas Burwell and Arabella Dominica Llewellyn (born 1983), second daughter of the late Sir David St Vincent (Dai) Llewellyn, 4th Baronet (1946-2009) (Bt cr UK 1922), by his 1st wife Vanessa Mary Theresa Hubbard (descended from the Dukes of Norfolk) (now Mrs John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, scion of the Bts of that name), &c. -=-

+ Lady Acland, widow of Maj-Gen Sir John Acland

_. Lady Acland, who died 15 December, 2013, aged 85, was the widow of Major-General Sir John Hugh Bevil Acland, KCB, CBE (1928-2006), late the Scots Guards, of Honiton, Devon, scion of the Acland Baronets. She was the former Myrtle Crawford, daughter of Brigadier Alastair Crawford, of Auchentroig, Stirlingshire, and married in 1953. Her husband was GOC SW District and commanded the Commonweath Force in Rhodesia, 1979-80, &c. Lady Acland leaves a son, Peter, and a daughter, Victoria. Service at St Michael and All Angels, Gittisham, Devon, Saturday 28 Dec. -=-

Yerburgh/Howland engagement

_.The engagement was announced 19 December, 2013, between Robert William Grey Yerburgh (born 16 Sept, 1983), scion of the Barons Alvingham (Baron, UK, cr 1929), son of the Hon Robert Richard Guy Yerburgh (b 10 Dec, 1956), of Bix Hall, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, heir to the peerage, by his former wife the former Vanessa Kelly Kirk (now Mrs Vanessa McDowell, of Knightsbridge, London) & Jessica M.S. Howland, only dau of Dr Gregory Howland, of Brisbane, Australia, and Mrs Amanda Braithwaite, of Fulham, London. -=-

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Andrew (Andrei) Lobanov-Rostovsky 1917-2013

_.Andrew Lobanov-Rostovsky, who died at Glasgow, 13 December, 2013, was a member of a Russian noble family, born in Russia in 1917, son of Constantine Lobanov-Rostovsky (1887-1976), by his first wife Jekaterina Schattenstein (1892-1927); married in London, 19 June, 1948, Ludmilla Walker (who was b 13 Jul 1925), by whom he had issue, Orlando Mark, born in 1954. His father married 2ndly, 1931, Violet Lucy Mary le Poer Trench (1893-1932), scion of the Barons Ashtown, &c. -=-

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Clark/Legge engagement

_.The engagement was announced 17 December, 2013, between Frederick M. Clark, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Duncan Clark, of Braxted Park, Essex, and Claudia Rose Legge (born 1989), scion of the Earls of Dartmouth (Earl, GB, cr 1711), daughter of the Hon Rupert Legge (b 1951), of Hamswell House, near Bath, by his wife the former Victoria Ottley (descended from the Barons Avebury). The bride~to~be is a granddaughter paternally of the late 9th Earl of Dartmouth by his 1st wife the former Raine McCorquodale (now Raine, Countess Spencer, &c) -=-

Alexander Latto Welby Morrison (b 2013)

._ Venetia Morrison (nee Welby, b 1981), wife of Charles M.M. Morrison, and scion of the Welby Baronets (Bt,, UK, cr 1801), gave birth to a son, Alexander Latto Welby, 8 December, 2013. Charles is a son of Mr Peter Morrison and the late Dr Ann Morrison, of Farmborough, Somerset, and Venetia is the eldest daughter of Charles William Hodder Welby (b 1953), heit to the baronetcy, of Stroxton, Lincolnshire, by his wife the former Suzanna Fiona Stuart-Routledge. -=-

Monday, December 16, 2013

Joan Fontaine 1917-2013

_. Joan Fontaine, the great Hollywood actress, star of "Suspicion" and "Rebecca" &c, has died aged 96. She was born 22 Oct, 1917, at Tokyo, as Joan de Beavoir de Havilland, scion of that landed family, daughter of Walter Augustus de Havilland (1872-1968), by his wife the former Lillian Augusta de Ruse (1886-1975), and was a sister of the actress Olivia de Havilland (b 1 Jul, 1916). Her grandfather, the Rev Charles Richard de Havilland (1823-1901), married Margaret Letitia Molesworth (d 1910), scion of the Viscounts Molesworth (Visc Ireland, cr 1716), and she was thus a kinswoman of HRH The Countess of Wessex, wife of the Queen's youngest son, &c. -=-

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pelly/Wilson betrothal

_.The engagement has been announced in Dec, 2013, between Guy Wignall Pelly (born 1982), scion of the Pelly Baronets (Bt, cr UK, 1840), son of John Gurney Pelly (b 1938), by his wife the former Vanda Joan Allfrey (b 1946), scion of that landed family, & Tennessee~born Elizabeth (Lizzy) Wilson (born circa 1982). Guy Pelly, socialite, is a close friend of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales. -=-

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Warren/Stewart wedding

_.The marriage took place at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, 14 December, 2013, between Jakie James (Jake) Warren (born 1986), elder son of Mr John Frederick Rufus Warren by his wife the former Lady Carolyn Penelope Herbert (b 1962) scion of the Earls of Carnarvon (Earl, GB 1793), & Miss Zoe Inez Stewart (b 23 Dec, 1983), scion of the Earls of Galloway (Earl, Scot. 1623) younger daughter of Mr Andrew Clyde Stewart (b 13 Mar 1949) heir presumptive to the Earldom, by his wife the former Sara Pollock. Jake Warren is a godson of the late Diana Princess of Wales. -=-

The Baron Roberts of Conwy, PC 1930-2013

. The Baron Roberts of Conwy, who has died aged 83, as Wyn Roberts, was Conservative MP for Conwy (formerly Conway) 1970-97. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Wales, Peter Thomas from 1970 to 1974, and was Opposition spokesman on Wales between 1974 and 1979. On the 1979 Conservative election victory, he was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Welsh Office. After the 1987 election, he was promoted to Minister of State at the Welsh Office, a post he held until 1994. He was knighted for political service in 1990. He was created a life peer on leaving the Commons.

Leo Richard Hugh Clifford (b 2013)

_. Laura Lucy Clifford (nee Hurst-Bannister, b 1983), wife of Christopher Rollo Clifford (born 1982), scion of the Barons Clifford of Chudleigh (Baron, England, cr 1672), gave birth to a son, Leo Richard Hugh, 5 December, 2013. Christopher Clifford is a son of the Hon Rollo Hugh Clifford (b 1954, 3rd in line to his brother's barony Clifford of Chudleigh) and his 1st wife Fiona Margaret (b 1956) dau of Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd, OBE (1919-2009, the actor Richard Todd) and his 1st wife the former Catherine Grant-Bogle. Laura Clifford is a daughter of Barnabas J. Hurst-Bannister (b 1952)of East Worlington, Devon and Elizabeth L B (b 1955 reg Q1 Lambeth) d of Dr Richard H G Perks, of The Old Parsonage, Sutton Valence, Kent, and Bridget Kathleen Attlee(1921-2006).

Sienna Faye Dabbas (b 2013)

_. Selina Helen Louisa Dabbas (nee Kleinwort), scion of the Kleinwort Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1909), and wife of Talal Dabbas, gave birth to a daughter, Sienna Faye, 11 December, 2013, a sister for Jasper Andreas, who was born 17 November, 2011. Selina Dabbas is a daughter of the late Sir Kenneth Drake Kleinwort, 3rd Baronet (1935-94), by his 2nd wife the former Madeleine Hamilton Taylor, and is a half~sister of Sir Richard Kleinwort, 4th Bart, &c. -=-

Astor/Hargreaves engagement

_.The engagement was announced 14 December, 2013, between the Hon James Jacob (Jake) Astor (born 4 March, 1981), scion of the Viscounts Astor (Peerage of the UK, cr 1917), second son of the 4th Viscount Astor (b 27 Dec, 1951), by his wife the former Annabel Veronica Lucy Jones (descended from the Barons Clifford of Chudleigh), and Miss Victoria L. Hargreaves, elder daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Hargreaves and Mrs Charles Goodall. The Hon Jake Astor is a half~brother of Samantha Cameron, wife of the Prime Minister, &c. Victoria Hargreaves is a step-daughter of Charles Goodall, a brother of Lady Clifford of Chudleigh, wife of the 14th Baron, and a kinsman of Viscountess Astor. -=-

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lady Quilter 1940-2013

_. Lady Quilter, who died 8 December, 2013, at Ipswich, was the wife of Sir Anthony Raymond Leopold Cuthbert Quilter, 4th Baronet (Bt, UK, cr 1897). She was the former (Mary) Elise Gooch, scion of the Gooch Baronets (Bt, GB cr 1746), born 20 March, 1940, daughter of Colonel Brian Sherlock Gooch, DSO (1904-68), by his wife the former Monica Mary Heywood (d 1975), and married Sir Anthony (b 1937- ), of Sutton Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk, in June, 1964. She leaves issue, Guy (b 1967), and Juliet (b 1965). A service of Thanksgiving takes place at All Saints' Church, Sutton, Friday 20 Dec. -=-

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holland-Hibbert/Graham marriage

_. The marriage took place 10 December, 2013, in London, between the Hon James Edward Holland-Hibbert (born 19 May, 1967), scion of the Viscounts Knutsford (Peerage of the UK, cr 1895) second son of the 6th Viscount Knutsford (b 27 Dec, 1926), by his wife the former Hon Sheila Portman, dau of the 5th Viscount Portman, & Sarah C. Graham, elder dau of the late Mr Euan Graham and of Mrs Nicholas Thompson. -=-

Kate Barry 1967-2013

Kate Barry, photographer who published in Vogue and the Sunday Times, who died 11 December, 2013, aged 46, was the daughter of the composer John Barry by his former wife Jane Mallory Birkin (Jane Birkin, the actress) (b 1946), scion of the Birkin Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1905). Miss Barry's body was found on the pavement beneath her fourth floor flat in Paris. -=-

Gummer/Langford engagement

_.The engagement was announced 11 Dec, 2013, between the Hon Benedict Gummer, son of John Selwyn Gummer, Baron Deben, life peer, and Baroness Deben, of Winston, Suffolk, & Sarah M. Langford, daughter of Mr & Mrs Christopher Langford, of Sutton, Scotney, near Winchester, Hampshire.

Earl of Dalkeith to marry Elizabeth Cobbe

__.The engagement was announced 12 December, 2013, between Walter John Francis Scott, formerley Montagu Douglas Scott, styled Earl of Dalkeith (b 8 Aug, 1984), elder son and heir of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, KBE, DL (b 1954), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Marian Frances Kerr (b 1954), scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, & Elizabeth Hanar Cobbe (born 1986), scion of that Irish gentry family of Newbridge House, Dublinounger younger daughter of Mr Hugh Michael Thomas Cobbe (b 1942), of East Woodhay, Hampshire, by his wife the former Katherine Elizabeth Chichester, dau of Charles Chichester. The Cobbe forebears include Frankland baronets, Arbuthnots and John Jay (1745-1829), one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers -- co-author of the "Federalist Papers" and first chief justice of the United States. -=-

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Strutt/Hue-Williams marriage

_. The marriage took place 4 Dec, 2013, in London, between Henry Clavering Tollemache Strutt (b Dec 1953), scion of the Barons Belper (Baron, UK, cr 1856), a cousin of the 5th Baron, son of the late Hon Peter Algernon Strutt (1924-2007), by his wife the former Gay Margaret Fison, scion of the Fison Baronets & Mrs Sarah Y. Hue-Williams. -=-

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Son for Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll

_. Actress Kate Winslet (b 5 Oct 1975), wife of Mr Ned Rocknroll (formerly Edward Lyulph Abel Smith) (b 24 June, 1978), gave birth to a son on 9 Dec, 2013. Ned Rocknroll is a scion of the Abel Smith family of Woodhall, and is a son of Robert Ralph Abel Smith (b 14 Jul 1947), by his former wife the former Linette J Branson (sister of Sir Richard Branson). Miss Winslet is a 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.

3rd Baron Noel-Buxton 1940-2013

_.The Lord Noel-Buxton, 3rd Baron in the Peerage of the UK (cr 1930), died 1 December, 2013. He was 72. Martin Connal Buxton, later Noel-Buxton, was born 8 Dec, 1940, son of the 2nd Baron (1917-80) by his 1st wife, the former Helen Nancy Connal (who d 1949); succeeded to the peerage on his father's death, 14 July, 1980; married thrice, firstly, 21 July, 1964 (div 1968) Miranda Mary Chisenhale-Marsh (1944-79), scion of that landed family; married 2ndly, 1972 (div 1982), Sarah Margaret Surridge Barrett; and thirdly, 1986, Mrs Abigail Marie Granger. He leaves issue from his second and third marriages. The title passes to the son of his 2nd marriage, the Hon Charles Connal Noel-Buxton, who was born 17 Apr, 1975. The funeral Service is at St Thomas's Church, Upshire, Essex, 19 December, 2013. -=-

Hon Annabel Freyberg 1961-2013

_. The Hon Annabel Freyberg, who died from cancer, 8 December, 2013, aged 52, was a scion of the Barons Freyberg (B UK, 1951), writer, journalist, interiors editor of the Daily Telegraph magazine. She was born 16 Aug, 1961, a daughter of the 2nd Baron Freyberg (1923-93), by his wife the former Ivry Perronelle Katharine Guild; married in 2000, Andrew Barrow, writer, by whom she had a son and a daughter. The daughter, Blossom, died in 2012. She is survived by her husband and son. -=-

Monday, December 09, 2013

Hayns/Cameron engagement

.The engagement was announced 9 Dec, 2013, between Nicholas D. Hayns, son of Mr & Mrs John Hayns, of Banstead, Surrey, and Emily Frances Cameron (born 1986), daughter of Donald Cameron of Lochiel, Chief of the Clan Cameron (b 1946), of Achnacarry, Inverness~shire, by his wife the former Lady Cecil Nennella Therese Kerr (b 1948), daughter of the late 12th Marquis of Lothian, KCVO (1922-2004). -=-

Friday, December 06, 2013

4th Baron Ashcombe 1924-2013

_.The Baron Ashcombe, who died 4 December, 2013, aged 89, was an uncle of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and 4th Baron (Peerage of the UK, cr 1892). Henry Edward Cubitt was born 31 March, 1924, son of Roland Calvert Cubitt, 3rd Baron (1899-1962), by his 1st wife, the former Sonia Rosemary Keppel, OBE (1900-1986), scion of the Earls of Albemarle. The 3rd Baron's sister, Rosalind (1921-94), married Maj Bruce Shand, MC, and their daughter, Camilla married the heir to the throne in 2005. Lord Ashcombe was a grandson of Alice Keppel, the last of King Edward VII's mistresses. Henry Cubitt succeeded his father as 4th Baron, 28 Oct, 1962. He was thrice married. Firstly, in 1955 (div 1968) to the former Ghislaine Dresselhuys, former wife of the 6th Earl of Caledon (and she went on to marry the 8th Baron Foley); married 2ndly, 1973 (div 1979), the Hon Virginia Carington, daughter of the 6th Baron Carrington, KG; married 3rdly, 1979, the former Elizabeth Mary Chipps, and widow of Geoffrey Mark Dent-Brocklehurst, of Sudeley Castle (who descended from the Earls of Harewood). The peerage now passes to his second cousin, Mark Edward Cubitt, born 29 Feb, 1964, who is a great~grandson of the 2nd Baron Ashcombe. Mark Cubitt is married with sons. The funeral is to be held at Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, the home of his step~son Henry Dent-Brocklehurst. -=-

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Nicholas Richard Robert Carew Pole (b 2013)

_.Rebecca Carew-Pole (nee Wood), wife since 2003, of John (Johnny) Alexander George Carew Pole, (b.1975), one-time Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, gave birth to a son, Nicholas Richard Robert, 16 Nov, 2013, a brother for Thomas Tremayne John, who was b 22 Feb, 2008, and for Daisy. Johnny Carew-Pole is the younger son of Sir Richard Carew Pole, 13th Baronet, & Lady Carew Pole (nee Dawnay, of the Viscounts Downe), of Antony, Cornwall, & Rebecca Wood is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Wood, of Kilsall, Shropshire. ========

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Blofeld/Chianale marriage

.The marriage took place 3 Dec, 2013, between Henry Blofeld (b 23 Sept, 1939), cricket commentator, scion of that landed family, son of the late Thomas Robert Calthorpe Blofeld (1903-86), by his wife the former Grizel Blanche Turner (1903-92), & Valeria Chianale, Italian fashion designer. It is Mr Blofeld's third marriage. He was married 1stly, in 1961, to Joanna Hebeler; and 2ndly, in 1990, to Karin Pernet-Hansen. -=-

Shaw/Child Villiers engagement

_.The engagement was announced 4 Dec, 2013, between Mr Robert Shaw, son of Mr & Mrs Terence Shaw, of St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, and the Lady Luciana Dorothea Sacha Child Villiers (born 1981), daughter of the late George, Viscount Villiers (1948-98), by his 2nd wife the former Sacha Jane Hooper Valpy (now Mrs Raymond Hubbard, of Landscove, Devon). The bride~to~be is a sister of the 10th Earl of Jersey (Peerage of England, cr 1697). -=-

Monday, December 02, 2013

Baroness Annan 1921-2013

_. The Baroness Annan, literary critic, who died 12 November, 2013, aged 91, was the widow of the Baron Annan (life peer), who died 21 Feb, 2000. She was the former Gabriele Ullstein, born 25 Nov, 1921, daughter of Louis Ferdinand Ullstein, of Berlin, and married the academic Noel Gilroy Annan (b 1916) in 1950. Her husband was created a life peer in 1965. She is survived by 2 daughters (the elder dau is married to a scion of the Barons Walsingham), &c. -=-

Twin sons for Lady Edward Manners

_.Lady Edward Manners (nee Gabrielle Elizabeth F. Ross, b 1975), wife of Lord Edward John Francis Manners (b 1965), scion of the Dukes of Rutland (Peerage of England cr 1703), gave birth to twin sons, Alfred Charles Nicholas and Vesey Peter Michael, 20 November, 2013. Lord Edward is a yr son of the late 10th Duke of Rutland, CBE (1919-99), of Belvoir Castle, by his 2nd wife the former Frances Helen Sweeny (b 1937), daughter of Charles Sweeny by his wife the former Margaret Whigham (afterwards Margaret, Duchess of Argyll), . Lady Edward is a daughter of Mr Peter F. Ross, of Chelsea, by his wife the former Marianne M. Alexander. -=-

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Stoppard/Guinness engagement

According to the Mail on Sunday (Dec 1) Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE, FRLS (b 3 July, 1937), the playwright, is to marry Miss Sabrina Guinness (b 9 Jan, 1955), scion of the brewing/banking dynasty, daughter of the late James Edward Alexander Rundell Guinness (1924-2006), by his wife the former Pauline Vivien Mander. Sabrina's sister, Julia Samuel, is godmother of HRH Prince George of Cambridge, &c. -=-