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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

James Algernon Foster Clotworthy (born 2014)

_.Olga Skeffington (nee Dixon-Brown), wife of the Hon Charles John Foster Clotworthy Whyte-Melville Foster Skeffington (b 7 Feb 1973), scion of the Viscounts Massereene & Ferrard, gave birth to a son, James Algernon Foster Clotworthy, 11 August, 2014, a brother for Tara Harriet Whyte-Melville Skeffington, who was b 7 February, 2012.  

Charles is the son and heir of the 14th Viscount Massereene & Ferrard (b 3 Jun 1940), of Chilham Castle, Canterbury, Kent, by his wife the former Anne Denise Rowlandson, and Olga is the eldest daughter of Capt Cecil Lewis Dixon-Brown, RM, and Mrs Dixon-Brown, of Chepstow Villas, Kensington.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Davies-Jones/Inskip marriage

_. HRH The Duke of Cambridge was present on Saturday 27 September, 2014, at the marriage at Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, of Robert Henry M. Davies-Jones (born 1979), son of  Capt Peter Michael Davies-Jones, by his wife the former Gentian Gubbins-Mounsey-Heysham (b 1946), & Victoria Ann Inskip (b 1983), descended from a brother of the 1st Viscount Caldecote, daughter of Mr Owen Hampden Inskip (b 24 May, 1953), by his wife the Hon Clare Elizabeth Anne Inskip (nee Noel-Buxton), daughter of the 2nd Baron Noel-Buxton (1917-80) (Baron UK, cr 1930), by his 2nd wife, the former Margaret Elizabeth Cloete, dau of Stephanus Abraham Cloete, &c.

Robert Davies-Jones's mother is a  dau of Maj Richard Heysham GUBBINS-MOUNSEY-HEYSHAM (c1904-1960) of Castletown, Carlisle and Isabel Margaret (Peggy) d of Brig William Bradley Gossett BARNE CBE DSO (1880-1951) of Knightsbridge, London and Dorothy Isabel (1883-1973) d of Col Edward Donald MALCOLM of Poltalloch CB JP (1837-1930), sometime head of the Scots gentry family of that name.

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Mary Alice Olga Sophia Jane Scrivener 1919-2014

_. Mary Alice Olga Sophia Jane Scrivener, who died 20 September, 2014, aged 95, was descended from the Royal House, the last surviving great-granddaughter of Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge.

She was born in London, 4 June, 1919, a daughter of Robert Charlton Lane (1873-1943), by his wife the former Olga Mary Adelaide Fitzgeorge (1877-1928), who was a daughter of the Duke of Cambridge's illegitimate son, Sir Adolphus Fitzgeorge (1846-1922).

She married firstly, 1939 (div 1961) Edward Christopher Hohler (1917-97) s of Lt-Col Arthur Preston HOHLER DSO (1887-1919), sometime head of that gentry family of Long Crendon, and Laline Annette (1888-1969 , later Mrs Stanley Barry) d of William Harvey ASTELL (1860-96), sometime head of that gentry of Woodbury & Everton, and Hon Elizabeth Maria VEREKER (c1875-1958) d of 4th Viscount GORT, and had 2 sons and 2 daus. She married 2ndly 1962 Robert Stratford Scrivener (1919-2001) s of Sir Patrick Stratford SCRIVENER KCMG (1897-1966) and Margaret d of Walter DORLING.

Mrs Scrivener was the mother of four, Olga, Philippa, Frederick and Robert, grandmother of 13, great-grandmother of 13. Funeral (family flowers only) at St. Etheldreda’s, Fulham on Tuesday 7 October, 2014.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bessie Dorothy Ivy Rhodes

_. To Sarah Louise German & George Frederick Albert Rhodes, 27 Sept, 2015, at Harrogate, the birth of a daughter, Bessie Dorothy Ivy.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Deborah Duchess of Devonshire 1920-2014

_, Deborah Duchess of Devonshire, for decades chatelaine of Chatsworth House, and the last surviving of the celebrated Mitford sisters, died 24 September, 2014. She was 94.

She was born the Hon Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford, 21 March, 1920, sixth daughter of the 2nd Baron Redesdale (1878-1958), by his wife the former Sydney Bowles (who died 1963).

Her sisters were (i) Nancy, writer; (ii) Pamela; (iii) Diana (Lady Mosley, wife of the British fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley); (iv) Unity, friend of Hitler; and (v) Jessica, writer.

'Debo' married, 19 Apr, 1941, the then Lord Andrew Cavendish, a younger son of the 10th Duke of Devonshire (1895-1950), by his wife the former Lady Mary Gascoyne-Cecil (d 1988), daughter of the 4th Marquess of Salisbury.

Her husband became heir to the Cavendish peerages and vast estates when his elder brother, William, Marquess of Hartington, was killed in action in 1944. Hartington had married Kathleen Kennedy, daughter of the US Ambassador to the Court of St James and a sister of the future US President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The marriage was childless.

Andrew Cavendish succeeded his father as 11th duke, 26 Nov, 1950, and died 3 May, 2004, aged 84.

Deborah Duchess of Devonshire is survived by one son, Peregrine, known as "Stoker" the 12th Duke of Devonshire, who was born in 1944, and by two daughters, Lady Emma Tennant and Lady Sophia Topley.

The funeral is expected to take place on the Chatsworth estate, Derbyshire.

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Colonel Geoffrey Ernald Sparrow, MC 1923-2014

. Colonel Geoffrey Ernald Sparrow, MC, who died  20 July, 2014, aged 91, was a former High Sheriff of Cheshire, and deputy lieutenant of the county.

He was born 26 Jan, 1923, only son of Lieutenant~Colonel W.G.K. Sparrow, of Birtles Old Hall, Chelford, Cheshire; and married 24 Sept, 1949, Elisabeth Joan Wilbraham (b 12 Aug, 1928), scion of the Wilbrahams of Delamere, daughter of Maj Edward Jack Wilbraham, MC (b 18 Nov 1895), ADC to HRH Prince Arthur of Connaught, Gov Gen of South Africa (1924), by his wife the former Evelyn Martin. 

Colonel Sparrow is survived by his wife and by their three sons, Geoffrey, Justin and Piers,

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mark Fane de Salis 1965-2014

_. Mark Fane de Salis, who was murdered ~ shot dead on a beach in Libya ~ circa 2 January, 2014, aged 48, was a scion of the Fane de Salis landed family, of Bourne House, formerly of Portnall Park.

He was born in 1965, fifth son of Andrew Edmund Fane de Salis (b 15 Mar 1929), by his wife the former Dorothy Mary Lawton (died 2010).

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Spencer-Churchill/Goodbody marriage

_. The marriage took place 19 September, 2014, at The Chapel, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire between Lord Charles George William Colin Spencer-Churchill (born 13 July, 1940), scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, second son of the late 10th Duke of Marlborough (1897-1972), by his first wife the former Hon Alexandra Mary Hilda Cadogan (1900-61), scion of the Earls Cadogan, & Miss Sarah Goodbody.

It is Lord Charles's third marriage. His two previous unions ended in divorce.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Charles Benedict István von Habsburg-Lothringen (born 2014)

_. Arabella Lucy Mary  von Habsburg-Lothringen (born 1975, nee Stafford Northcote), wife of Archduke Maximilian Philip von Habsburg-Lothringen (born 1974), gave birth to a son, Charles Benedict István, 28 August, 2014.

Maximilian is the 3rd & yst son of Archduke Géza Ladislaus Euseb Gerhard Rafael Albert Maria von HABSBURG (b 1940) and his 1st w Monika DECKER (b 1939). 

Arabella is a daughter of Hugh Cecil Camden STAFFORD NORTHCOTE (b 1938), scion of the earls of IDDESLEIGH, and Hilary Jane d of Col R J C Evans TD DL of Cage Hill, Stowe-by-Chartley.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Temple/Motyer marriage

_. The marriage took place 13 September, 2014, at Healds Hall, of the Hon Rowan Caradoc Temple (born 1987), scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe (Peerage of the UK, cr 1822), son of the 9th Earl Temple of Stowe (b 11 September, 1955), by his wife the former Julie Christine Mainwaring, & Victoria Rose Motyer (born 1988), daughter of Mark Motyer by his wife the former Elisabeth A. Myers.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Frere-Scott/Davies engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 September, 2014, between Alexander Hugh Frere-Scott of Gala, Yr of Gala (b 8 Dec, 1982), son and heir of John Philip Henry Schomberg Scott, 13th of Gala (born 20 June, 1952), of Selkirkshire, Scotland, descended from the Marquesses of Lothian, by his wife the former Jacqueline Dawn Rae, & Lucinda J. Davies, daughter of Mr Lionel Davies and Mrs Sally Brumley, both of Leura, New South Wales, Australia.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Pownall/Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe marriage

_.The marriage took place in Italy, 13 September, 2014, between Alan Pownall (born circa 1986), and Miss Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (b 1989), scion of the Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe Baronets (Bt, cr UK, 1929), daughter of John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (b 14 Jul, 1947), by his 2nd wife, the former Vanessa Mary Theresa Hubbard (descended from the Dukes of Norfolk, &c).

The bride is known as Gabriella Wild, model turned actress &c. Her father's 1st wife, Lady Mary Gaye Curzon, is mother of Prince Harry's former girlfriend Cressida Bonas.



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Peter Timothy Robert Troughton (born 2014)

_.  Jessica Troughton (nee Carnevale), wife of Michael Troughton (b 1981), descended from the Earls of Strathmore, and a kinsman of HM The Queen, gave birth to a son, Peter Timothy Robert, in New York, 10 September, 2014.

Michael Troughton is a son of Mr and Mrs Peter Troughton, of Wanborough, Wiltshire, and Jessica, younger daughter of Dr and Mrs Robert Carnevale, of Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 


Claude George Bowes-Lyon, Earl of Strathmore 1855-1944
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Michael Bowes-Lyon 1893-1953
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Mary Bowes-Lyon 1932-
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Sarah Colman 1953-
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Michael Troughton 1981-

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Astor/Hargreaves marriage

__.The marriage has taken place (circa 11 September, 2014),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.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wolf Robert Snow (born 2014)

_.The Lady Edwina Louise Snow [nee Grosvenor], born 1981, scion of the Dukes of Westminster, wife of Daniel Robert Snow [b 3 Dec 1978], descended from the Earls Lloyd George of Dwyfor, gave birth to a son, Wolf Robert, in September, 2014, a brother for Zia, who was born 13 Oct, 2011.

 Lady Edwina is the 2nd dau of Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster (b 22 Dec, 1951), (Peerage of the UK cr 1874), by his wife the former Natalia Ayesha Phillips (b 1959), descended from the Royal House of Russia, &c.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The 8th Earl of Lisburne, DL 1918-2014

__, The Earl of Lisburne, DL, who died 2 September, 2014, aged 96, was the 8th Earl in the Peerage of Ireland (cr 1776).

John David Malet Vaughan was born 1 September, 1918, son of the 7th Earl (1892-1965), by his first wife the former Maria Isbael Regina Aspasia de Bittencourt (who died 1944), and was known by the courtesy title of Viscount Vaughan from birth until his father's death, 30 June, 1965.

Lord Lisburne married 4 Dec, 1943, Shelagh, 1st daughter of Timothy Alfred Macauley, of Montreal, by whom he had issue, three sons, David, Michael and John. The peerages now devolve upon his Lordship's eldest son, David John Francis Malet Vaughan, styled Viscount Vaughan, who was born 15 June, 1945.

Requiem Mass at St Peter's, Ludlow, 18 Sept, followed by funeral at St Afan's, Llanafan-y-Trawsgoed, Aberystwyth, 19 Sept.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Archbishop of Canterbury to be present at burial of his relative, Richard III

__.  The most senior Roman Catholic archbishop in England and Wales will take part in services marking the reburial of the remains of King Richard III.

The Diocese of Leicester said the Roman Catholic archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, will be present when the monarch is laid to rest in March, 2015.

But when the bones of the last Plantagenet king are laid to rest on March 26, 2015  the poignant and moving ceremony will have special significance for Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. For Welby is directly descended from Richard III's brother, Edward IV.

The primate descends from Edward IV's daughter, Elizabeth of York, who married Henry Tudor, Richard III's arch enemy, who was victorious at the Battle of Bosworth, who lifted Richard's bloody crown from the battlefield.

The Archbishop of Canterbury is seventeen generations in descent from Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, and is an ancestral nephew of the unfortunate King Richard. 

The archbishop's royal genes have been passed down from Welby's mother, Jane, Lady Williams of Elvel. 


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Mary Bridget Fetherstonhaugh Frampton (died 2014)

__. Miss Mary Bridget Fetherstonhaugh Frampton, who died 28 Aug, 2014, aged 86, was a scion of the Fetherstonhaugh Frampton landed family of Moreton, Dorchester.

She was born circa 1928, daughter of Cdr Roger Henry Charles Fetherstonhaugh Frampton (1899-1985), by his wife the former Bridget Sybil Findlay (1903-85). Miss F F worked as a personal assistant at the House of Commons.

Her grandfather Harry Rupert F F married in 1893, Violet Edith Millicent, dau of Colonel Fox Reeve, Coldstream Guards, by his wife the Hon Mrs Fox Reeve. &c.

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Nancy Amanda Chadwyck-Healey (born 2014)

__. The Hon Virginia Chadwyck-Healey (nee Fraser, b 1982), wife of Oliver Peregrine Chadwyck-Healey (b 1982), scion of the Chadwyck-Healey Baronets (cr UK, 1919), gave birth to a daughter, Nancy Amanda, 2 September, 2014.

Oliver is a son of Peregrine James Chadwyck-Healey (b 1950), by his wife the former Julia Mary Boughey (b 1952), scion of the Boughey Baronets, & Virginia is the only daughter of the 3rd Baron Strathalmond (b 22 Jul 1947), by his wife the former Amanda Rose Taylor.

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Blunt/Wellesley marriage

_. The marriage took place in Majorca, 6 September, 2014, 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 Wellesley, a granddaughter of the 8th Duke, daughter of Lord John Henry Wellesley (b 20 Apr, 1954), of Majorca, Spain, by his wife the former Corinne Vaes (Corinne, Lady John Wellesley), &c.

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Cunningham-Reid/Warre engagement

__. The engagement was announced 6 September, 2014, between Mr R ("Boy") Cunningham Reid, son of Mr John Cunningham-Reid and Mrs Penelope Cunningham-Reid (nee Garner-Smith), and Miss Eugenie Antonia Warre (born 1983), descended from the Dukes of Devonshire, daughter of Mr Angus Warre (b 21 Feb 1943), scion of that landed family (of Gledfield) now of Uppark, Hampshire, and Mrs Gina Warre (nee Kliun), of London SW3.

Boy Cunningham-Reid is a kinsman of Alec Cunningham-Reid, who married the Hon Ruth Ashley, scion of the Barons Mount Temple. and sister of Edwina, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, &c.

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Henry William Jardine of Applegirth (born 2014)

_. Lady Jardine of Applegirth (nee Gemma Susanne L. Clish, b 1979), wife of Sir William Murray JARDINE OF APPLEGIRTH 13th Bt, 24th Chief of Clan Jardine (b 1984) gave birth to a son, Henry William, 29 August, 2014, a brother for Alexander, who was born 5 May, 2012.

Sir William is is the son of Sir Alexander Maule JARDINE OF APPLEGIRTH 12th Bt (1947-2008) & Mary Beatrice (b 1951, dau of Hon John Michael Inigo CROSS (1923-51, son of 1st Viscount CROSS by his CHARTERIS wife a scion of the Earls of WEMYSS & MARCH) and Sybil Anne, dau of Maj Thomas Prain Douglas MURRAY MBE TD DL of Templewood, Brechin by his wife a scion of the TOLER gentry family). 

Lady Jardine is the dau of Maurice CLISH (b 1934) and Margaret M TRAYNOR.

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Floyd/MacMillan engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 September, 2014, between Capt Alexander Edward Floyd (born 1987), Irish Guards, scion of the Floyd baronets (Baronet, UK, cr 1816), third son of Robert Charles Floyd (born 1949), of Great Chalfield, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Patricia Jan Vigors, & Lucinda A. MacMillan, daughter of Mr & Mrs Ken MacMillan, of Killyleagh, County Down.

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Graham/Sandbach marriage

__ The marriage took place at Colerne, Gloucestershire, 30 August, 2014, between Thomas W. Graham, son of Mr & Mrs Alan Graham, of Monte Carlo, & Alexandra C.L. Sandbach, daughter of Mr Colin P.L. Sandbach (born 1956), of Shaftesbury, Dorset, By his first wife (married 1982) the former Nicola J.L. Howard, now Mrs James Archibald, of Mustique, West Indies.

The bride's stepfather, James Archibald is the interior designer on Mustique, and an old friend of the parents of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Alexandra Sandbach's father married 2ndly, in 1990, Nicola Susan Grout-Smith (b 1958), a granddaughter maternally of Sir John Beresford Baddeley, 3rd Baronet (Bt, UK cr 1922)

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Stephenson/Harbord engagement

__.The engagement was announced 1 September, 2014, between Charles Anthony Stephenson, younger son of Mr & Mrs Simon Stephenson, of Brecon, Powys, & Sophie India Charlotte Harbord (born 1986), scion of the Barons Suffield (Peerage, GB, cr 1786), only daughter of Mr Jeremy Julian Harbord (born 1953), of Chirton, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Monique Katherine Marie Fetherstonhaugh (scion of that landed family), elder dau of Maj Theobald Henry Robert Fetherstonhaugh.

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2nd Baron Brain 1926-2014

_. The Lord Brain, who died 15 August, 2014, aged 87, was the 2nd Baron (Peerage of the UK, cr 1962).

He was Christopher Langdon Brain, born 30 Aug, 1926, son of the 1st Baron by his wife the former Stella Langdon-Down (died 1993), and succeeded to the peerage on his father's demise, 29 Dec, 1966.

Lord Brain married 11 Apr, 1953, Susan Mary Morris, by whom he had 3 daughters, Nicola, Fiona and Naomi.

The peerage now passes to his younger brother, Prof the Hon Michael Cottrell Brain, who was born 6 Aug, 1928.

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