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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Josiah Ralph Patrick Wedgwood 1924-2017

Josiah Ralph Patrick Wedgwood, who died 23 July, 2017, aged 93, was a scion of the Barons Wedgwood, and an American citizen for many years.

He was born 25 May, 1924, second son of the Hon Josiah Wedgwood, sometime chairman of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, by his wife the former Dorothy Mary Winser.

He married 25 Oct, 1943, Virginia Lloyd Hunt, daughter of Edward Eyre Hunt, of Washington DC,  by whom he had issue.


The 3rd (and last) Viscount Alanbrooke 1932-2018

_. The 3rd Viscount Alanbrooke died 10 January, 2018. He was aged 85.

Lord Alanbrooke was the last holder of the title, and a younger son of Field Marshal the 1st Viscount, who was sometime Chief of the Imperial General Staff during the Second World War.

Harold Victor Alan Brooke was born 24 Nov, 1932, son of the 1st Viscount (1883-1963) by his second wife, the former Benita Blanche Pelly, scion of the Pelly Bts, and succeeded to the family honours upon the death of his elder half-brother, the 2nd Viscount, 19 Dec, 1972.

Viscount Alanbrooke was unmarried, and his peerages now become extinct.

The funeral takes place on Monday 26 February, 2018, at St Eligius Church, Arborfield Green.


Saturday, February 03, 2018

De La Poer Beresford/Hill engagement

___. The engagement was announced 3 February, 2018, between the Hon Robert Marcus Duncan de la Poer Beresford (born 1988), son and heir of the 7th Baron Decies (b 1948), of Straffan, Co Kildare, by his second wife  the former Edel Jeannette Hendron (born 1957), & Susannah, only daughter of Mr & Mrs James Hill, of Dunganstown, Co Wicklow.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Oscar George Doyne Vigors (born 2018)

_. Flora Vigors (born 1983) wife of Nicholas Desmond D. Vigors (born 1983), and scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, gave birth to a son, Oscar George Doyne, in Baden, 26 January, 2018.

Nick Vigors, scion of the Irish landed family of that name, is the eldest son of Mr Patrick Mervyn Doyne Vigors, of London, and Mrs Patrick Vigors (nee Dinah F. Burrows), of Stapleford, Wiltshire.

Flora Vigors  is a daughter of David Henry Charles Gordon Lennox (b 1935), of Saxham Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, by his wife the former Elizabeth Stirling, daughter of Sir William Gurdon Stirling, GCB, CBE, DSO.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Scarlett Rose Miller (b 2018)

Lara Jade Miller (nee Slazenger), wife of David Edward Benyon Brooke Miller (born 1978), has given birth to a daughter, Scarlett Rose, in Dublin, a sister for Nathaniel, Patrick, Martha and Charlie.

David Miller is a son of Dr (Thomas) Nigel MILLER and Hon Honor Leslie Brooke BROOKE (b 1941) d of the LP Baron BROOKE OF CUMNOR (d 1984) and sister of the LP Baron BROOKE OF SUTTON MANDEVILLE CH. He m 2002 Lara Jade d of Peter SLAZENGER of Enniskerry, co Wicklow.


Eliza Jemima Lovett (born 2018)

__. Jessica Clare Lovett (nee Palmer-Tomkinson, born 1985), wife of Thomas (Tom) A. Lovett, gave birth to a daughter, Eliza Jemima, 24 January, 2018.

Tom Lovett is the son of Neil Lovett, of North Leigh, Co Oxford. Jessica is a daughter of Jeremy James PALMER-TOMKINSON (b 1943), scion of the TOMKINSON gentry family formerly of Franche Hall, and of the SMITH gentry family of Midhurst, by his 1982 m (reg Q3 London) to Clare Jemima LEVESON (b 1948, d of Arthur Edmund LEVESON (1908-81, scion of the DUFFERIN & AVA barons, DARNLEY & CHICHESTER earls, AILESBURY marquesses, LEEDS dukes etc) of Ropley, Hampshire and Margaret Ruth MAUDE (1920-2012)).


Monday, January 22, 2018

Jack Brooksbank/Princess Eugenie of York engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 January, 2018, between Mr Jack Christopher S(tamp) Brooksbank (b 1986), scion of the Brooksbank baronets, elder son of Mr George Edward Hugh Brooksbank (b 8 Feb 1949), by his wife the former Nicola J Newton (b 1953), & HRH Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York (b 23 Mar, 1990), younger daughter of HRH The Duke of York, KG (b 1960), by his former wife the former Sarah Margaret Ferguson, scion of the Fergusons of Dummer.
Eugenie and Jack are closely related ~ Jack is descended from the Coke Earls of Leicester, as is Sarah Duchess of York, and the late Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy.
Jack is a great-great grandson of the 2nd Earl of Leicester.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Jennifer Baroness Plunket 1929-2018

_. Jennifer Baroness Plunket, who died 20 January, 2018, aged 88, was the widow of the 8th Baron Plunket (1925-2013).

She was the former Jennifer Bailey Southwell, daughter of Bailey Southwell of Crocodile Leap Farm, Olivenhourpoort, South Africa, and married the then Hon Robin Rathmore Plunket, 8 Nov, 1951. Her husband was a younger son of the 6th Baron Plunket (1899-1938), by his wife the former Dorothe Mabel Lewis. Her husband succeeded his brother in the peerage, 28 May, 1975, and died 16 Nov, 2013, when he was succeeded by his younger brother, Shaun, the present peer.

 Funeral at St Margaret's, Westminster on Monday 5th February 2018.


Caspian Hicks (b 2018)

_. Katalina Hicks (nee Sharkey), wife of Ashley Hicks (born 1963), scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma, gave birth to a son, Caspian Donald, 21 January, 2018.

The infant is a grandson of Lady Pamela Hicks and a great-grandson of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.


Hon Jean Helen Heywood-Lonsdale 1926-2018

_. The Hon Jean Helen Heywood-Lonsdale (nee Rollo), who died 20 January, 2018, aged 91, was a scion of the Lords Rollo (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1651).

She was born 2 December, 1926, daughter of Maj the 12th Lord Rollo (1889-1947), by his first wife the former Maud Chetwynd-Stapylton; married 7 Oct, 1952, Lieut-Col. Robert Henry Heywood-Lonsdale (1919-2009), scion of that landed family, & a kinsman of the Duchess of Devonshire, son of Col John Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale, by whom she had issue, a son and three daughters.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at All Saints Church, Churchill, Oxfordshire, Saturday 10 Feb, 2018.


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Lady Jardine Paterson (1924-2018)

_. Lady Jardine Paterson, who died 19 January, 2018, aged 93, was the widow of Sir John Jardine Paterson (1920-2000).

She was born Priscilla Nicolson, daughter of Sir Kenneth Nicolson (1891-1964) by his wife the former Mignon Shuttleworth.

Service of Thanksgiving at Norton Bavant, 16 March, 2018.


Pollington/Findlay engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 January, 2018, between John Andrew Bruce Savile (born 1959), styled Viscount Pollington, elder son of the 8th Earl of Mexborough (b 1931), by his first wife the former Lady Elizabeth Hariot Grimston (1939-87), scion of the Earls of Verulam, and Mrs Norma Isolde Findlay (born 1963), daughter of Mr John Phoenix.