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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

3rd Baron Mountevans 1943-2014

_. The 3rd Baron Mountevans (Peerage of the UK, cr 1945), died 21 December, 2014. He was 71.

Edward Patrick Broke Andvord Evans was born 1 Feb, 1943, son of the 2nd Baron Mountevans (1918-74), by his wife the former Deirdre Grace O'Connell (d 16 Sept, 1997), and succeeded to the peerage on the death of his father, 12 Dec, 1974.

Lord Mountevans marrieds 20 Jul, 1974, Johanna Maria Keyzer, dau of Antonius Franciscus Keyzer, of The Hague, Netherlands. No issue.

He is succeeded in the title by his younger brother, the Hon Jeffrey Richard de Corban Evans, who was born 13 May, 1948.

Funeral at All Saints' Church, Milford-on-Sea, Monday 12 January, 2015.

Hon Isla Astrid Florence Wrottesley (b 2014)

_. The Baroness Wrottesley, wife of the 6th Baron Wrottesley (born 10 Aug, 1968), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Isla Astrid Florence Wrottesley, in Zurich, 16 Dec, 2014, a sister for the Hon Victor, the Hon Magnus, and the Hon Luca.

Lord Wrottesley marr. 2001 Sascha Antoinette d of Urs SCHWARZENBACH of Oxfordshire and Switzerland. 

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3rd Baron Bicester 1932-2014

_. The 3rd Baron Bicester (Peerage of the UK, cr 1938), died 11 December, 2014, aged 82.

Angus Edward Vivian Smith, 3rd holder of the peerage, was born 20 Feb 1932, second son of Lt-Col the Hon Stephen Edward Vivian Smith (1903-52), by his 1st wife the former Eleanor Hewitt, and succeeded to the barony on the demise of his uncle, the 2nd Baron, 15 Jan, 1968.

Lord Bicester was unmarried. The peerage now devolves upon his younger brother, the Hon Hugh Charles Vivian Smith, who was born 8 Nov, 1934.

The funeral takes place at York Minster, 8 January, 2015.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Hon Alfred Wellesley (b 2014)

Jemma Madeleine Wellesley, styled Countess of Mornington (nee Kidd, b 20 Sept 1974), wife of Arthur Gerald Wellesley, styled Earl of Mornington (b 31 Jan 1978), gave birth to a son, the Hon Alfred Wellesley, 10 December, 2014, a brother for Arthur Darcy, styled Viscount Wellesley, and the Lady Mae Madeleine Wellesley, 

 The infant is a grandson for the Marquess of Douro and the Marchioness of Douro (nee von Preussen, a
descendant of Queen Victoria, via the German Emperor William II); and  a great-grandson for the 8th Duke of Wellington, KG, LVO, OBE, MC, DL (b 2 Jul 1915).
The Countess of Mornington is a descendant paternally of the Barons Beaverbrook and descended maternally from the Hodge Bts.
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Goldsmith/Jones marriage

_. The marriage took place, 19 December, 2014, of  Benjamin James {Ben} Goldsmith (born 1980), son of the late Sir James Michael Goldsmith (1933-97), by his wife the former Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart (b 1937), scion of the Marquesses of Londonderry (Marquess, Ire, 1816), & Miss Jemima Jones (b circa 1987), model, daughter of Edward Jones, acthitect, by his wife, Margot, and sister of film-maker Quentin Jones, &c.

Ben Goldsmith is a grandson maternally of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry. His first marriage which ended in divorce was to Kate Emma Rothschild, scion of the Barons Rothschild.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

McCorquodale/Moore engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 December, 2014, between George McCorquodale (born 1984), scion of that landed family, son of Mr Neil Edmund McCorquodale, of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, by his wife the former Lady (Elizabeth) Sarah Lavinia Spencer (born 1955), scion of the Earls Spencer (Peerage of GB, cr 1765), & Miss Bianca Moore, daughter of Mr & Mrs Gavin Moore, of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

George McCorquodale is a first cousin of TRH The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales, &c, and is a grandson of the late 8th Earl Spencer.

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Soto/Arbuthnott engagement

__. The engagement was announced 19 December, 2014, between Juan Esteban Soto, son of Senor Juan Esteban Soto, and Senora Maria Luz Hormazabal, of Santiago, Chile, and the Hon Rachel Sarah Arbuthnott (born 1979), scion of the Viscounts of Arbuthnott (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1641), second daughter of the 17th Viscount of Arbuthnott (b 1950), of Kincardineshire, by his wife the former Jill Mary Farquharson.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lady Barbara Maureen Ricardo 1921-2014

_. The Lady Barbara Maureen Ricardo, who died 13 December, 2014, aged 93, was a scion of the Earls of Wharncliffe (Earl, UK, cr 1876).

She was the former Lady Barbara Maureen Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, born 26 Aug, 1921, third daughter of the 3rd Earl of Wharncliffe (1892-1953), of Wortley Hall.,near Sheffield, by his wife the former Lady Maud Lillian Elfrida Mary Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, scion of the Earls Fitzwilliam (ext 1979), eldest dau of the 7th Earl Fitzwilliam, KCVO, DSO.

Lady Barbara's brother, the 4th Earl of Wharncliffe died in 1987 when his peerages passed to a distant cousin in the United States.

She married 23 June, 1943, David Cecil Ricardo, only son of Maj Louis Ferdinand Ricardo, by whom she had issue, two sons, Dorrien and Richard.

Funeral at St Leonard's Church, Wortley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 6 January, 2015.

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Michael Wyndham Norton Hughes-Hallett 1926-2014

_. Michael Wyndham Norton Hughes-Hallett, late lieutwho died 13 December, 2014, aged 88, was a scion of that landed family, formerly of Higham. He was born 10 Nov, 1926, son of Lt-Col James Vavasour Hughes-Hallett (b 1899), by his wife the former Marjorie Collard; married 19 Oct, 1948, Penelope Anne, elder dau of Capt Sydney George Fairbairn, MC, of Patience Close, Steventon, Hampshire, by whom he had issue. __.Funeral at St Lawrence's Church, Barton on the Heath, 9 January, 2015.

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Ilsa Chandos-Pole (died 2014)

_. Ilsa Jill Chandos-Pole, who died 12 December, 2014, aged 100, was the widow of the late Maj John Walkelyne Chandos-Pole (b 4 Nov, 1913), sometime head of the Chandos-Pole landed family, of Radbourne Hall, Kirk Langley, Derbyshire. She was Ilsa Jill Barstz, daughter of Emil Ernst Barstz, of Zurich, and married Maj Chandos-Pole, 19 March, 1947. She had two children, son Peter Sacheverell, born 21 Feb, died 22 Feb, 1949, and a daughter, (Margaret) Anne, born 20 Nov, 1952. She is survived by her daughter, Annie, and two grandchildren, Edward and Charlie. The funeral takes place at St Andrew's Church, Radbourne, Derbys, 7 January, 2015.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Eaves/Keir marriage

_. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the marriage, at Chelsea Old Church, 13 December, 2014, of Mr Thomas Edward Eaves, son of Mr & Mrs Roger Eaves, of Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, & Miss Elizabeth Helen (Libby) Keir, daughter of Mr & Mrs Kenneth Keir, of Pinkneys Green, Berkshire.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sarah Anne Staples 1951-2014

_. Sarah Anne Staples, who died at Swindon, 3 December, 2014, aged 63, was the sister of Capt Mark Phillips, first husband of the Princess Royal, and a descendant of the Tiarks landed family, formerly of Foxbury.

She was born Sarah Anne Phillips, 25 March, 1951, only daughter of Maj Peter William Garside Phillips, MC (1920-98), by his wife the former Anne Patricia Tiarks (1926-88), and married 9 May, 1981, Francis A. (Frank) Staples, son of Maj A.J. Staples.. No issue of the marriage.

Funeral at the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Great Somerford, Wiltshire, Friday 19 December, 2014.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Owen/Hulse engagement

__. The engagement was announced 9 December, 2014, between Frederick G. Owen, son of Barry & Susanne Owen, of Cheshire, & Roseanne E. Hulse (b 1989) scion of the Hulse baronets (Baronet, GB, cr 1739), daughter of (Edward) Michael Westrow Hulse (b 1959), of Hampshire, by his wife the former Doone A. Brotherton.

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Friday, December 05, 2014

Howard/Childs engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 December, 2014, between the Hon Bernard Nicholas Howard (b 1976), son of the Baron Howard of Lympne,CH, PC, QC, life peer (b 1941)  who as Michael Howard was a Conservative MP and leader of the Conservative party, by his wife the former Sandra Clare Paul, fashion model, daughter of Wing Cdr Saville Paul (see Earls of Home) & Miss E.A. (Betsy) Childs, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Larry Childs, of Birmingham, Alabama.

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Elizabeth Ann Baroness Kennet (d 2014)

_. Elizabeth Ann Baroness Kennet, who died 30 November, 2014., aged 91, was the widow of Wayland Hilton Young, 2nd Baron Kennet (1923-2009) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1935).

She was the former Elizabeth Ann Adams, daughter of Capt Bryan Fullerton Adams, DSO, RN, of Hacheston, Suffolk, and married the then Wayland Young in 1948. Her husband succeeded to the peerage in 1960, and died 7 May, 2009.

Lady Kennet leaves issue, a son, William Aldus Thoby Young, 3rd Baron Kennet, and five daughters. 

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Baroness Soulsby of Swaffham Priory (died 2014)

_. The Baroness Soulsby of Swaffham Priory, who died 30 November, 2014, was the wife of the life peer (Ernest Jackson) Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby {b 23 Jun, 1926}, and step-mother of John & Katrina Soulsby. Her husband, an academic, was professor of Animal Pathology, University of Cambridge, 1978-93, created a life peer as Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Priory, of Swaffham Priory, co Cambridge, in 1990.

She was the former (Georgina Elizabeth) Annette Williams, daughter of John Whitmore Williams, of Cambridge, and married Lord Soulsby in 1962.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Patricia Mary Culme-Seymour (died 2014)

_. Patricia Mary Culme-Seymour, who died 27 November, 2014, aged 86, was the second wife &widow of the late Lt-Cdr Gerald Henry Hobart Culme-Seymour, RN (1914-73), scion of the Culme-Seymour baronets (Bart, UK, cr 1809).

She was the former Patricia Mary Hewetson, daughter of Edward Pearson Hewetson, JP, of The Craig, Windermere, and married firstly, 12 Jan 1952 (div 1958), the 3rd Viscount Cross (1920-2004) ( Visc, UK, cr 1886), by whom she had issue, 2 daughters, Venetia and Nicola; married 2ndly, 1960, Gerald Ciulme-Seymour, by she had another daughter, Caroline.

Funeral at the Priory, Cartmel, Cumbria, 9 Dec, 2014.

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Lady Juliet Margaret Townsend, DCVO 1941-2014

_. The Lady Juliet Margaret Townsend, DCVO, who died 29 November, 2014, aged 73, was a scion of the extinct Earls of Birkenhead (Ext 1985), and served as Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, 1965-71, and later as Extra Lady-in-Waiting until HRH's death in 2002.

She was the former Lady Juliet Smith, born 9 Sept, 1941, a granddaughter of F.E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead; daughter of the 2nd Earl of Birkenhead (1907-75), by his wife the former Hon Sheila Berry, scion of the Viscounts Camrose, and a Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.

Lady Juliet married 1970, John Richard Townsend, by whom she had issue, three daughters, Eleanor, Alice and Margaret.

A Memorial Service is to take place at All Saints', Northampton.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Emma Mary Adeona Merrylees (born 2014)

_. The Hon Sophie Emma Merryless (nee Lyttelton, born 1978), wife of George Frederick Merrylees, and scion of the Viscounts Cobham (Visc, GB, cr 1718), gave birth to a daughter, Emma Mary Adeona, 14 November, 2014, a sister for Alfred, who was born in 2011.

George Merrylees is  a son of Mrs Joan Merrylees, of Portloe, Cornwall, and of the late Mr John Merrylees. The Hon Sophie Merrylees is a daughter of the 12th Viscount Cobham (b 23 Oct 1947), and Viscountess Cobham, of Hagley, Worcestershire.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Romana McEwen (died 2014)

_. Romana McEwen (nee von Hofmannsthal), who died 23 Nov, 2014, was the widow of  Roderick (Rory) McEwen (1932-82), scion of the McEwen baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1953). She was born circa 1935, a daughter of Raimund von Hofmannsthal by his 1st wife the forner Ava Alice Muriel Astor (1902-56), and married Rory McEwen, 15 Apr, 1958, by whom she had issue, a son, Adam, and three daughters, Flora, Samantha and Christabel. The youngest daughter was first wife of the Earl of Durham and is now the wife of musician/TV presenter Jools Holland.

Requiem Mass at St James's Church, Spanish Place, Tues 2 Dec, 2014.

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The (14th) Lady Herries of Terregles 1938-2014

_. The Lady Herries of Terregles, who died 23 November, 2014, aged 76, was the fourteenth holder of the Lordship in the Peerage of Scotland (Lordship, Scot, cr 1490), and was widow of the cricketer Colin Cowdrey.

She was born Lady Anne Elizabeth Fitzalan Howard, 12 June., 1938, eldest of the four daughters of Bernard Marmaduke Fitzalan Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk (and 13th Lord Herries), KG, GCVO, GBE 1908-75, by his wife Lavinia Duchess of Norfolk, LG (nee Strutt) d 10 Dec, 1995, scion of the Barons Belper.

She succeeded to her father's Lordship of Herries of Terregles on his demise, 31 January, 1975; and married in Sept, 1985, as his second wife, the England Test cricketer, Colin Cowdrey, CBE (afterwards a life peer as Baron Cowdrey of Tonbridge, 1932-2000).

Lady Herries is succeeded in the Lordship by her next sister, the Lady Mary Katherine Mumford, DCVO, (b 14 Aug 1940), a widow, long~serving Lady~in~Waiting to HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at the Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St Philip Howard, Arundel, west Sussex, Tuesday 16 Dec, 2014.

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Hobbs/Arundell engagement

_. The engagement was announced 27 November, 2014, between  Edward J.B. Hobbs, elder son of Mr & Mrs John Hobbs, of Wandsworth, London, & Emily Rose Arundell (born 1988), scion of the Barons Talbot of Malahide (Baron, Ire, cr 1831), second of the four daughters of the Hon Richard John Tennant Arundell (b 28 Mar, 1957), heir app to the peerage, of Wardour, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Jane Catherine Unwin.

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Lochie Frederick Lloyd Fitzwilliams (b 2014)

_. Annabel Fitzwilliams (nee Glynne-Percy), wife of Logie Fitzwilliams, gave birth to a son, Lochie Frederick Lloyd, 19 Nov, 2014, a brother for Honor and Arlo.
Logie Charles Lloyd (b 1980) is the son of Duncan John Lloyd FITZWILLIAMS (b 1943, scion of that gentry family of Cilgwyn) and his 2nd w Annie dau of Rex WILLIAMS.
Annabel is d of Richard GLYNNE-PERCY and Fiona A (b 1955, reg Q1 Windsor) d of Maj-Gen (Andrew) Patrick Withy MacLELLAN CB MBE (b 1925) and Kathleen Mary d of Capt Robert Armstrong BAGNELL (c1908-69), of Hindhead.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dalkeith/Cobbe marriage

__.The marriage took place, 22 November, 2014, between Walter John Francis Scott, formerly 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. -=-

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, the Duchess of Alba 1926-2014

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, the Duchess of Alba, has died at the age of 88 in Seville.
The holder of 14 Grandezas de EspaƱa titles, the highest rank in Spanish nobility, she was the head of the House of Alba and a well-known society figure.  She was 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Duchess of Berwick (the Dukedom recognized by the Crown of Spain is descendable through female lines, though the original Jacobite dukedom was not); was born at Madrid, 28 mAR, 1926;  married 1stly at Seville, 12 Oct 1948, Pedro Luis Martinez de Irujo (1919-72); married 2ndly, 2 Mar, 1978, Jesus Aguirre Ortiz de Zarate (1934-2001); married 3rdly, 5 Oct, 2011, Alfonso Diez Carabantes (born 15 Nov, 1950). She leaves six children, (1) Carlos, b 1949; (2) Alfonso (b 1950); (3) Jacobo (b 1954); (4) Fernando, b 1959; (5) Cayetano, b 1963, and (6) Eugenia, b 1968.

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Windsor-Clive/Llewellyn engagement

_.The engagement was announced 20 Nov, 2014, between the Hon Robert Other Ivor Windsor-Clive (born 25  March, 1981), scion of the Earls of Plymouth (Earl, UK, cr 1905), son and heir of Ivor Edward Other Windsor-Clive, styled Viscount Windsor (b 19 Nov, 1951), of Ludlow, Shropshire, by his wife the former Caroline Anne Nettlefold, a granddaughter maternally of the 2nd Viscount Scarsdale (Visc, UK, cr 1911); & Alice Llewellyn, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Henry Llewellyn, of Oakford, co Devon.
Robert Windsor-Clive's father is heir app to to the 3rd Earl of Plymouth.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lady Caroline Victoria Gosling 1937-2014

_. The Lady Caroline Victoria Gosling, who died 15 November, 2014, aged 77, was a scion of the Earls of Halifax (Earl, UK, cr 1944), a daughter of the 2nd Earl, and granddaughter of the 1st Earl, who was Foreign Secretary in the years of appeasement.

She was born Caroline Victoria Wood, 10 Sept, 1937, eldest daughter of the 2nd Earl of Halifax (1912-80), of Garrowby, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Ruth Alice Hannah Mary Primrose (d 1989), scion of the Earls of Rosebery (Earl, Scotland cr 1703); she married 1stly, 29 April, 1958, Randle Joseph Feidlen (div 1970), descended from the Viscounts Hampden, son of Maj-Gen Sir Guy Feilden, KCVO, CB, CBE, DL, by whom she had issue; married 2nd, 1970, as his second wife, John Valentine Gosling (1913-2007), scion of that landed family. She was widowed, 1 Feb, 2007.

Lady Caroline leaves a son, Randle Feidlen, and a daughter, Fiona Bryant. A daughter, Virginia, predeceased her in 1994. Her brother, Peter, is 3rd Earl of Halifax.

Service of Thanksgiving at All Saints', Dulverton, Friday 28 Nov, 2014.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mounsey-Heysham/Graham Cooper engagement

_.The engagement was announced 17 November, 2014, between Ben Mounsey-Heysham, scion of that landed family, of Castletown, near Carlisle, son of Mr & Mrs Giles Mounsey-Heysham, of Castletown, Cumbria, & Emma Graham Cooper, daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Graham Cooper, of Exton, Rutland.

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Matheson/Dudley-Cooke engagement

_.The engagement was announced 18 November, 2014, between Andrew William Fergus Matheson (b 12 March, 1985), scion of the Matheson baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1882), son of Lieutenant-Col Alexander Fergus Matheson, Yr of Matheson (b 26 Aug, 1954), of Brightwalton, Berkshire, by his wife the former Katharine Davina Mary Oswald; & Dr Alexandra L. Dudley-Cooke, yst dau of Mr & Mrs Robert Dudley-Cooke, of St Mawes, Cornwall.

Andrew Matheson is a grandson paternally of Sir Fergus Matheson of Matheson, 7th Bt, and a grandson maternally of Sir Michael Oswald, KCVO, by his wife the former Lady Angela Cecil, LVO, dau of the 6th Marquess of Exeter, &c.

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Margot Anna Stanley (b 2014)

_. Katherine Louise Stanley (born 1983, nee Heriot Maitland), wife of (Charles) Douglas Llewellyn Stanley (b 1982), and scion of the Earls of Lauderdale (Earl, Scot, cr 1647), gave birth to a daughter, Margot Anna, 1 November, 2014.

Douglas Stanley, descended from the 13th Earl of Derby (Earl, England, cr 1485), is the son of Mr Martin John Llewellyn Stanley (b 1952), and Mrs Stanley, of Oxted, Surrey, and Katherine is the eldest daughter of Patrick Richard Heriot Maitland (b 1947) of Fossoway, Kinross, by his wife the former Marilyn Lois Grant.


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Ingilby/Nicholson marriage

_. The marriage took place 11 October, 2014, at Ripley, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire of James William Francis Ingilby (born 15 June, 1985), scion of the Ingilby baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1866), son and heir of Sir Thomas Colvin William Ingilby, 6th Baronet (b 17 July, 1955), of Ripley Castle, by his wife the former Emma Clare Roebuck Thompson (b 1960), &  Sara, middle daughter of Mr and Mrs Jonathan Nicholson, of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sir William Stratford Dugdale, CBE, MC, DL, 2nd Baronet 1922-2014

_. Sir William Stratford Dugdale, CBE, MC, DL, 2nd Baronet, who died 13 November, 2014, was a Warwickshire landowner, sometime Chairman of the Nat Water Council, and uncle of the Prime Minister, David Cameron.

He was born 29 Mar, 1922, son of Sir William Francis Dugdale, 1st Bt (1872-1965), by his wife the former Margaret Gilmour (d 1965), dau of Sir Robert Gordon Gilmour, 1st Baronet; succeeded to his father's baronetcy (created 1936) 18 Apr, 1965; married  1st 1952 Lady Belinda PLEYDELL-BOUVERIE (d 1961) d of 7th Earl of RADNOR and had a son and 3 daus. He married 2nd 1967 Cecilia Mary (b 1931) d of Sir William Malcolm MOUNT 2nd Bt TD (1904-93, grandfather of Prime Minister David CAMERON) and had a further son and a dau. He is succeeeded  in the baronetcy by his eldest son, William Matthew Stratford Dugdale, who was born 22 Feb, 1959.

Funeral and Committal on Friday 28th November 2014 at .— 12 noon Merevale Church, Merevale Lane, Atherstone.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Edmund Brudenell, of Deene Park, Northants 1928-2014

_,. Edmund Brudenell, who died 19 October, 2014, aged 85, spent almost three decades painstakingly restoring Deene Park, one of England's finest country houses. Mr Brudenell was a scion of the Marquesses of Ailesbury (Marquess, UK, cr 1821), a gt-grandson of the 3rd Marquess; born 24 Oct, 1928, son of George Lionel Thomas Brudenell (1880-1962), who in 1917 had assumed the surname of Brudenell in lieu of Brudenell-Bruce, by his wife the former Mary Julia Schillizzi (died 1972), descended from the Ralli baronets; married 1955, the Hon Marian Manningham-Buller (who died 10 Aug, 2013), scion of the Viscounts Dilhorne (Vis, UK, cr 1964), dau of the 1st Viscount Dilhorne (1905-80), by his wife the former Lady Mary Lindsay (1910-2004), scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres; by whom he had issue, 2 sons and one daughter.

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Baroness Marples (d 2014)

_. The Baroness Marples, who died 1 November, 2014, aged 95, was the widow of the life peer the Baron Marples, PC (1907-78), who as Ernest Marples, PC, MP, was Conservative MP for Wallasey, and served as Minister of Transport; she was the former Ruth Alianore Dobson, dau of F.W. Dobson, of Nottingham, and married Marples in 1956, as his second wife. She was widowed in 1978. No issue of the union.

Funeral 21 Nov, followed by burial at Kensal Greem Cemetery.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Oriel Malet 1923-2014

_. The Lady Auriel Rosemary Malet Vaughan (known as Oriel Malet), who died 14 October, 2014, aged 91, was a gifted novelist, Bohemian, scion of the Earls of Lisburne (Ear, Ire, cr 1776).

She was born 20 January, 1923, third and youngest daughter of the 7th Earl of Lisburne (1892-1965), by his first wife, the former Maria Isabel Regina Aspasia de Bittencourt (who d 1944); 

She was unm. 

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Olivia Marianne Cavan-Lambart 1925-2014

_. Olivia Marianne Cavan-Lambart, who died at her home, 31 October, 2014, aged 89, was a scion of the Earls of Cavan (Earl, Ire, cr 1647), and was a half~sister of the 13th Earl of Cavan.

She was born 22 Oct, 1925, as Olive Lambart, daughter of Frederick Cavan Lambart 1902-63, by his first wife the former Adelaide Constance Butler; she later abandoned the Christian name of Olive; married 27 Dec, 1950 (divorced 1970), Ernest Ephraim Corrett, by whom she had issue, two sons, Paul and Graham.

Funeral at Farm Street Church, Mayfair, Friday 14 Nov.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The 4th Viscount Samuel 1925-2014

_. The 4th Viscount Samuel (Peerage of the UK cr 1937), died 7 November, 2014, at Westport, Connecticult, aged 89, having enjoyed his possession of the peerage for just one month.

Lord Samuel, a verteran of the Second World War, who served in the fledgling Israeli armed forces in 1948, was a senior executive in the Royal/Dutch Shell Group for over 30 years. He succeeded to the peerage on the death of his elder brother, who was 92, on 7 Oct, 2014.

Dan Judah Samuel was born 25 March, 1925, younger son of the 2nd Viscount Samuel, CMG (1898-1978), by his wife the former Hadassah Goor (d 1986); married 1stly, 1957 (div 1977) Nonni Esther Gordon, dau of Max Gordon, by whom he had issue; married 2ndly, 1981 (div 1992) Heather Cumming, daughter of Angus Cumming, by whom he had further issue.

The Viscountcy now passes to the only son of his first marriage, the Hon Jonathan Herbert Samuel, who was born 17 Dec, 1965.

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Cumberbatch/Hunter engagement

_. The engagement was announced 5 November, 2014, between Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 1976), actor, descended from the Chaloner baronets (See Baron Gisborough, Burke's Peerage), son of Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, actor as Timothy Carlton, by his wife the actress, Wanda Ventham, & Sophie Hunter, daughter of Mr Charles Hunter by his wife the former Anna Katharine Gow.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the late Gen Sir Michael Gow, and descends from the Scott of Beauclerk baronets, and the Seely Barons Mottistone

Benedict Cumberbatch descends via Chaloner and Blakiston from King Edward IV.

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Rood/Nicolson engagement

.__ The engagement was announced 6 November, 2014, between Simon Alexander Rood (born 1985), only son of Mr Peter O. Rood, of Compton Dundon, Somerset, by his wife the former Jennifer J. Sims & Juliet Victoria Katharine Nicolson (born 1988), descended from the Royal House, scion of the Lords Saltoun (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1445), younger daughter of Capt Mark Malise Nicolson, of Cairnbulg Castle, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the Hon Katharine Ingrid Mary Isabel FRASER, Mistress of Saltoun (b 11 Oct, 1957).

The bride to be is a granddaughter of the Lady Saltoun (a peeress in her own right), and the late Capt Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsay of Mar, and a great-granddaughter of HRH Princess Patricia of Connaught (afterwards Lady Patricia Ramsay), and a great-great granddaughter of HRH The Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught & Strathearn, son of HM Queen Victoria, &c.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Dowager Baroness Hayter, MBE 1919-2014

_. The Dowager Baroness Hayter, MBE, who died 31 October, 2014, aged 95, was the widow of the 3rd Baron Hayter, KCVO, CBE (1911-2003).

She was the former Elizabeth Anne Rumbold, scion of the Rumbold baronets (Bt, cr 1779), & was born 25 Sept, 1919,daughgter of Thomas Arthur Rumbold; by his wife Rosemary Hazel Hampshire, and married the then George Charles Hayter Chubb, in 1940. Her husband succeeded as 3rd Baron his father's death, 3 March, 1967, and died 2 Sept, 2003.

Lady Hayter is survived by three sons, George, John and Charles and by a daughter, Sarah. The eldest son, George William Michael Chubb, b 9 Oct, 1943, is the fourth Baron Hayter.

Memorial Service at St Giles Church, Ashtead, Surrey, 13 Dec, 2014.

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Sunday, November 02, 2014

Greenock/Malcolm engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1 November, 2014, between Alan George Cathcart, styled Lord Greenock (born 16 March, 1986), scion of the Earls Cathcart ( Earl, UK, cr 1814), only son and heir of the 7th Earl Cathcart (b 30 Nov, 1952), of Gateley Hall, Dereham, Norfolk, by his wife the former Vivien Clare Skinner (b 1954), & Camilla Petronell (Willa) Malcolm (born 1987), scion of the Malcolm baronets (Bt, NS, cr 1665), only daughter of Sir Alexander James Elton Malcolm, 13th Baronet (b 30 Aug 1956), of Brinecombe, Somerset, by his wife the former Virginia Elizabeth Coxon.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

The Duchess of Montrose, wife of the 8th Duke

_. Her Grace the Duchess of Montrose, wife of the 8th Duke of Montrose, died 29 October, 2014.

She was the former Catherine Elizabeth MacDonnel Young, daughter of Capt Norman Andrew Thompson Young, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, of Ottawa, and married the then James Graham, Marquess of Montrose, in 1970.

Her husband succeeded his father as 8th Duke in 1992. The Dukedom in the Peerage of Scotland was created in 1707.

The Duchess is survived by her husband and by her sons, the Marquess of Montrose, and Lord Ronald Graham, and a daughter, Lady Hermione.

Funeral to be at Dryman Church on Wednesday 5 November, 2014, followed by family burial at Buchanan Chuchyard.

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David Henry FitzRoy Somerset 1930-2014

_. David Henry FitzRoy Somerset, who died 25 October, 2014, aged 84, was a scion of the Barons Raglan ( Baron, UK, cr 1852); & was Chief Cashier Bank of England, 1980-88, &c; was born 19 June, 1930, son of Brig the Hon Nigel FitzRoy Somerset DSO, MC (1893-1990), by his wife the former Phyllis Marion Offley (who died 1979), and was a grandson of the 3rd Baron Raglan (1857-1921); married 16 Apr, 1955, Ruth Ivy, dau of Wilfred Robert Wildbur, by whom he had issue,  a daughter, Louise and a son, Henry.

Funeral at St Denys Church, Rotherfield, East Sussex, Friday 7 Nov, 2014.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Richard Sackville Lane Fox 1933-2014

_._.Richard Sackville Lane Fox, who died 25 October, 2014, aged 81, was a scion of the Lane Fox family, of Bramham Park, West Yorkshire.

He was born 19 Sept, 1933, second son of Lt-Col Francis Gordon Ward Lane Fox (formerly Ward Jackson) (1899-1989), by his wife the Hon Marcia Agnes Mary Lane Fox (1904-80), eldest daughter of the 1st & last Baron Bingley; married 11 June, 1960, the Hon Janet Hamilton (b 8 Sept, 1936), only dau of the 3rd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell, MC, by (1911-90) whom he had issue.

Funeral at St Mary's Church, Black Torrington, Friday 7 Nov, 2014.

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(Walter) Raleigh Trevelyan 1923-2014

_. {Walter} Raleigh Trevelyan, who died 23 October, 2014, aged, 91, was a scion of the Trevelyan baronets (Bt, cr 1661); & was a prolific author and historian acclaimed for his wartime memoir The Fortress and his biography of Sir Walter Raleigh.

He was born 6 July, 1923, son of Walter Raleigh Fetherstonhaugh Trevelyan 1893-1953, by his wife the former Olive Beatrice Frost; he was Capt, The Rifle Brigade; served in World War II (despatches); author; editorial director, Michael Joseph Ltd, &c. Unm.

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Hon Dorothy Anne Eustace 1926-2014

_. The Hon Dorothy Anne Eustace, who died 24 Oct, 2014, aged 88, was a younger daughter of the 1st (and last) Baron Percy of Newcastle 1887-1958 (ext 1958), by his wife the former Stella Katherine Drummond, and was a granddaughter of the 7th Duke of Northumberland, &c.

She was born in 1926, as Dorothy Anne Percy; married 1957, Maj Thomas Robert Hales Eustace, Royal Irish Fusilliers, by whom she had issue.

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Timpson/Turner engagement

_. The engagement was announced 30 October, 2014, between Mr Lawrence Rupert John Timpson (born 1974), son of the late Nicholas George Lawrence Timspon, by his wife the former Lady Selina Catherine Meade (born 1950), scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam (Earl, Ire, cr 1776), & Arabella Mary Claire Turner (born 1984), daughter of Mr Rodney John Turner, by his wife the former Hon Anne Mary Cameron (b 1953), scion of the Barons Rowallan (Baron, UK, cr 1911).

Lawrence Timpson descends from the Houston-Boswall baronets (Bart, UK, cr 1836).

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hon John Alexander Ladi Thynn (born 2014)

_. Emma Thynn, styled Viscountess Weymouth (born 1986), wife of Ceawlin Thynn, styled Viscount Weymouth (b 6 June, 1974), scion of the Marquesses of Bath, gave birth to a son and heir, the Hon John Alexander Ladi Thynn, in London, 26 Oct, 2014.

Viscount Weymouth is the son and heir of the 6th Marquess of Bath (b 6 May, 1932), of Longleat, by his wife, the former Anna Gyarmathy

Viscountess Weymouth is the former Emma Clare A. McQuiston (b 1986), daughter of Ladi Jadesimi & Mrs Suzanna McQuiston (nee________).

The bride is a half-sister of Iain McQuiston, husband of Lord Weymouth's aunt, Lady Silvy Cerne Thynne.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Sir Edmund Vere Lacon, 8th Baronet 1936-2014

_. Sir Edmund Vere Lacon, 8th Baronet (Bt, UK, cr 1818), died 17 October, 2014. He was 78.

He was born 3 May, 1936, son of Sir George Vere Francis Lacon, 7th Bt (1909-1980), by his 1st wife the former Hilary Blanche Scott; succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father, 1980; married 7 Sept, 1963, Gillian, only dau of Jack Henry Middlemitch, by whom he had issue, a son Edmund Richard Vere, and a daughter, Anna Kathryn (b 1965).

His son, who was born 2 Oct, 1967, inherits the baronetcy.

Celebration of his life at St Peter's Church, Holton, Halesworth, Saturday 6 Nov 2014.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Alexander Lumsden Bear Meysey-Thomspon (born 2014)

_. Lucy A.L. Meysey-Thompson, wife of James Leo Charles Meysey-Thompson (b 1979), descended from the Meysey-Thompson Baronets (cr 1874), gave birth to a son, Alexander Lumsden Bear, a brother for Christopher (Kit) Mark Buffalo, who was born 26 December, 2012.

James Meysey-Thompson is a son of the late Mark Kennedy Meysey-Thompson (1949-87) by his wife the former Catherine Diana Jane Herdman-Newton (now Mrs Rupert Nickols) and stepson of Mr Rupert Nickols, of Spellow Hill, North Yorkshire, and Lucy is a daughter of the late Mr A.J.B. Asplin and of Mrs Asplin, of Kilrenny, Fife. 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sir John Leigh Austin Hungerford Hoskyns, Knt 1927-2014

_. Sir John Hoskyns, who died 20 October, 2014, aged 87, was a scion of the Hoskyns Baronets (Bt, England, cr 1676), & was head of the Pime Minister's Policy Unit, 1979-82; Director-General, Institute of Directors, 1984-89; Knight Bachelor, 1982, &c.

John Leigh Austin Hungerford Hoskyns was born in 1927, son of Lt-Col Chandos Benedict Arden Hoskyns 1895-1940, by his wife the former Joyce Taylor (whpo d 1979); married 1956, Miranda, dau of Mr Tom Mott, by whom he had issue, sons Barnaby and Benedict, and a daughter, Tamasine.

Funeral at St Mary the Virgin, Edwardstone, Suffolk, 28 Oct.

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Ryecart/Gould engagement

. The engagement was announced 22 Oct, 2014, between Frederick William Hamlet (Freddie) Ryecart (born 1987), son of the actor Patrick Ryecart (b 9 May 1952), by his former wife the actress Marsha Fitzalan (aka Lady Marcia Mary Josephine George (nee Fitzalan-Howard), of Fawley, Oxfordshire), daughter of the late 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO (1915-2002), & Alexandra I.S. Gould, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Gould, of Rotherwick, Hampshire.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

David Herbert Samuel, 3rd Viscount Samuel, OBE 1922-2014

_ Prof The 3rd Viscount Samuel, OBE, died 7 October, 2014. He was 92.

David Herbert Samuel was born 8 Jul 1922, son of the 2nd Viscount (1898-1978), by his wife the former Hadassah Goor (d 1986), dau of Judah Goor, of Tel-Aviv, Israel, and succeeded his father, 14 Nov, 1978.

David Samuel was Professor of Physical Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science.

He was married four times ~ firstly, 5 May 1950  (div. 1957) Esther Berelowitz, 2nd dau. of Jacob Berelowitz, of Cape Town, South Africa; married 2ndly, 14 Dec 1960 (div. 1979) Rinna Dafni (former wife of Reuben Dafni), dau. of Meir Grossman, of Herzliyah, Israel; married 3rdly; Jun 1980 (div. 1993) Veronika Grimm (former wife of Robert Grimm), dau. of Ernest Engelhardt, of Toronto, Canada; married 4thly, 8 Jul 1997 Eve Black, dau. of David Black, of San Francisco, California, USA.

Lord Samuel, Israel's only viscount, leaves two daughters, the. Hon Judith Samuel (b. 29 Jan 1951), from the first marriage, mar. 1987 Dr Daniel Daliot, of Tel Aviv, Israel, and has issue; and the  Hon Naomi Rachel Samuel (b. 27 May 1962), from the second marriage, who mar. 1992 Nir Wilf, of Haifa, Israel.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dowager Viscountess Hanworth 1918-2014

_. (Isolda) Rosamond Pollock, Dowager Viscountess Hanworth, widow of the 2nd Viscount, died 13 October, 2014. She was 97.

She was born Isolda Rosamond Parker, 26 June, 1918 (?), scion of the Earls of Macclesfield (Peerage of GB, cr 1721), second daughter of Geoffrey Parker (1880-1954), by his wife the former Isolda Mabel Cecil Craufurd, dau of Sir Charles Craufurd, 4th Baronet; and married 27 Apr, 1940, David Bertram Pollock, 2nd Viscount Hanworth 1916-96 (Peerage of the UK, cr 1936); she served WW2 ad a Snr Cmdr, ATS; was widowed 31 Aug, 1996, etc.

Viscountess Hanworth leaves issue, a son and a daughter, and was predeceased by another son. Her only surv son, is the 3rd Viscount Hanworth (b  16 Feb, 1946).

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

The 11th Duke of Marlborough 1926-2014

. His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, 11th duke in the Peerage of England (cr 1702), died 16 October, 2014. He was 88.

John George Henry Vanderbilt (Sunny) Spencer-Churchill was born  13 Apr, 1926, elder son of the 10th Duke (1897-1972), by his wife the former Alexandra Mary Hilda Cadogan (1900-61), and succeeded to the Marlborough peerages and the Blenheim Palace estate, Oxfordshire, on his father's demise, 11 March, 1972.

The Duke of Marlborough was four times wed. His first marriage, 1951 (div 1960) was to Susan Mary Hornby (who died 2005). He married 2ndly, 1961 (div 1971), Athina Mary Onassis, former wife of Aristotle Onassis, and dau of Stavros Livanos; married 3rdly, 1972 (div 2008) Countess Dagmar Rosita Astri Libertas Douglas (b 1943); married 4thly, 2008, Mrs Lily Mahtani.

The duke is survived by his fourth wife and two children from the first marriage, Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill (b 1958), and Charles James, styled Marquess of Blandford (b 24 Nov, 1955), and by two children, Lord Edward (b 1974) and Lady Alexandra Spencer-Churchill (b 1977), from his third union.

The dukedom and numerous subsidiary peerages now devolve upon the duke's eldest surviving son, the Marquess of Blandford.

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3rd Viscount Allenby 1931-2014

_.The Viscount Allenby, who died 3 October, 2014, aged 83, was 3rd Viscount (Peerage of the UK, cr 1919), who sat as a hereditary crossbench peer in the House of Lords.


Michael Jaffray Hynman Allenby was born 20 May, 1931, only son of the 2nd Viscount Allenby (1903-84), by his first wife the former Gertrude Mary Lethbridge Champneys (who d 1988), and succeeded his father in the family honours, 17 July, 1984.

Lord Allenby married 29 Jul 1965, Sara Margaret (b 1942) d of Lt-Col Peter Milner WIGGIN (1907-94), scion of the Bts of that name, and Margaret Frances LIVINGSTONE-LEARMOUTH (1914-99) scion of that gentry family formerly of Parkhall, and had issue, a son, the Hon Henry Jaffray Hynman ALLENBY (b 29 Jul 1968), who married, 1996 Louise Victoria d of Michael GREEN of Sands Farm, Faringdon, Oxforshire, and has issue, two sons. 

Service of Thanksgiving on 12th November, 2014, at All Saints Church, Odiham.

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