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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cunning/Durlacher engagement

_. The engagement was announced 23 September, 2017, between Matthew R. Cunning, younger son of Mr & Mrs Leslie Cunning, of Calgary, Canada, & Susanna Mary Durlacher (born 1982), younger daughter of Mr William Durlacher, of Langham, Essex, by his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Allhusen (b 1952), scion of that landed family, of Chevenix-Trench descent, &c.

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Buxton/Babington engagement

__. The engagement was announced 23 September, 2017, between Christopher John Noel Buxton (born 1988), scion of the Barons Noel-Buxton, son of the Hon Simon Campden Buxton (1943), of Tormarton, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Alison D. Liddle, & Margaret B. Babington, daughter of Mr & Mrs Joseph Babington, of Mobile, Alabama.

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Arabella Olive Ponsonby (born 2017)

__. Joanna L. Ponsonby (nee Hunt), wife of Arthur Ashley Ponsonby (born 15 Sept, 1984), scion of the Ponsonby baronets (Bt UK, cr 1956), gave birth to a daughter, Arabella Olive, 21 September, 2017.

Arthur Ponsonby is the son and heir of Sir Charles Ashley Ponsonby, 3rd Baronet (b 10 June, 1951), of Woodstock, co Oxford, by his wife the former ,Mary Priscilla Bromley Davenport.

Joanna Ponsonby is a daughter of Mr Thomas Hunt, of Lowdham, co Nottingham, & Mrs Alan Stokoe, of Hexham, Northumberland.
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Hon Stella Beatrice Grace Wallop (born 2017)

___Flora Wallop, styled Viscountess Lymington (nee Pownall), wife of Oliver Henry Rufus Wallop, styled Viscount Lymington (born 22 Dec, 1981), scion of the Earls of Portsmouth (Earl, GB, cr 1743), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Stella Beatrice Grace Wallop, 14 September, 2017.

Viscount Lymington is the only son and heir of the 10th Earl of Portsmouth (b 25 July, 1954), of Farleigh Wallop, Hampshire, by his first wife, the former Candida Frances Juliet McWilliam (now Mrs Candida Dinshaw, of Edinburgh).

Flora Lymington is the second daughter of Mr George Pownall, of London, by his wife the former Elfreda Wadsworth.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Mountain/Pratt engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 September, 2017, between Captain Thomas Denis Edward Mountain, The Blues & Royals (b 14 Aug, 1989), scion of the Mountain baronets, eldest son and heir of Sir Edward Mountain, 4th Baronet (b 19 March, 1961), of Delfur Lodge, Moray, by his wife the former Charlotte Sarah Jesson Pownall, & Bethany Amy Margaret Pratt (b 1987), daughter of Mr Marcus Pratt, of Brighton, West Sussex, by his late wife the former Ruth Blake.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Harry Byatt: son of one of Diana's Ladies in Waiting dies at 19

_. Harry Byatt, who died 6 August, 2017, whilst underwater swimming in Greece, aged 19, was the son of a Lady-in-Waiting to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Harry was the son of Duncan Ian Arthur Campbell Byatt (b 1962), by his wife the former Alexandra Mary Loyd (b 1961), a friend of Diana, Princess of Wales, and one of her ladies in waiting. Harry's maternal grandfather, Sir Julian Loyd, KCVO, of that landed family, was land agent to Her Majesty the Queen at Sandringham, 1964-91.

Alexandra Byatt was an extra Lady in Waiting 1986-91, then Lady-in-Waiting 1991-97.

There will be a memorial service in Scotland on Friday 6 Oct, 2017, at Leargnahension Church, Carse, and a service of thanksgiving in London at St Luke's Church, Ramsden Rd, SW12, on Wednesday 8 November, 2017.

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The 4th Baron Cochrane of Cults 1926-2017

_. The 4th Baron Cochrane of Cults died at his home, 11 September, 2017, aged 90.

Ralph Henry Vere Cochrane was born 20 Sept, 1926, a younger son of the 2nd Baron Cochrane of Cults (1883-1968), by his wife the former Hon Elin Douglas-Pennant (d 1934), fifth daughter of the 2nd Baron Penrhyn; married 18 Dec, 1956, Janet Mary Watson Cheyne, daughter of William Hunter Watson Cheyne, by whom he had issue, two sons.

He succeeded to the barony (cr 1919), on the demise of his elder brother, the 3rd peer, 15 June, 1990.

Lord Cochrane of Cults is survived by his wife, two sons, Thomas and Michael, and two grandchildren, Katherine and Edward.

The peerage now devolves upon his elder son, Thomas, who was born 7 Sept, 1957.

The funeral is at Cults Kirk, Pitlessie, 5 Oct, 2017.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Florence Lucy Heathcoat Amory (born 2017)

_. Lucy Heathcoat Amory (nee Reid), wife of Simon Charles Heathcoat Amory (b 1982), scion of the Heathcoat Amory Baronets (Baronet, UK, cr 1874), gave birth to a third child, a daughter, Florence Lucy, 9 September, 2017, a sister for Arthur and George.

Simon is the elder son of Charles William Heathcoat Amory (b 1945), of South Molton, Devon, and Mrs Harmony Joanna Heathcoat Amory (nee Lyell), of Wylye, Wiltshire, and Lucy Heathcoat Amory is the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Reid, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Rufus Hugh Grenville Cazalet (born 2017)

_. Rowena Cazalet [nee Jones], wife of Peter Thomas Grenville Cazalet [born 1987], scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Rufus Hugh Grenville, 24 August, 2017.

Peter Cazalet is a son of Peter Charles Grenville Cazalet [b 1959], by his wife the former Victoria Jane Perry.

Rowena is a daughter of Dr & Mrs Barry Jones, of Lower Swell, Somerset.

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Redmayne/Fane engagement

__. The engagement was announced 18 September, 2017, between Thomas Leo (Tom) Redmayne (born 1987), younger son of Richard Charles Tunstall Redmayne, of Chelsea, London, by his wife the former Patricia A. Burke, & Helena Evelyn Cecily (Nell) Fane (born 1989), scion of the Earls of Westmorland, younger daughter of Mr Edward Hugh Reynardson Fane (born 1957), of Ashley, Hampshire, by his wife the former Suki Serena Mitchell.

Tom Redmayne is a younger brother of the Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sir Christopher Royden, 5th Baronet 1937-2017

_, Sir Christopher Royden, 5th Baronet, died 11 September, 2017. He was 80.

Christopher John Royden was born 26 February, 1937, and succeeded his father, Sir John Ledward Royden, in 1976. Married in 1961, Diana Bridget, the only daughter of Lt-Colonel Joseph Henry Goodhart, MC, by whom he had issue, two sons and a daughter. The baronetcy now passes to his elder son, John Michael Joseph, who was born 17 March, 1965.

A service of thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Bibury, Gloucestershire, 29 September, 2017.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

McColl/Callander engagement

__. The engagement was announced 13 September, 2017, between Robbie T.C. McColl, son of General Sir John and Lady McColl, of Middle Woodford, Wiltshire, & Alice V. Callander, daughter of the late Maj (John) Henry Burn Callander, 9th of Prestonhall (1948-2010), of that landed family, by his wife the former Jacqueline Hulda Crocker.

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MacColl/Jeffreys engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 September, 2017, between George C.A. MacColl, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Christopher MacColl, of Holybourne, Hampshire, & the Hon Alice Mary Jeffreys (born 1986), scion of the Barons Jeffreys, only daughter of the 3rd Baron Jeffreys (born 1957), of Sproxton, Leicestershire, by his wife the former Anne Elizabeth Denarie.

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