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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Birkbeck/Trenchard engagement

__. The engagement was announced 18 November, 2017, between Oliver Benjamin Birkbeck (born 1973), scion of the Birkbeck landed gentry family and descended from the Royal House, son of John Oliver Charles Birkbeck (b 1936) of Litcham Hall, Norfolk, by his wife the former Hermione Anne Dawes {descended from the Armytage Bts} & the Hon Laura Mary Trenchard (b 1987), scion of the Viscounts Trenchard, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Trenchard (born 1951) of Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire, by his wife the former Hon Fiona Elizabeth Morrison (b 1954), daughter of the 2nd Viscount Margadale.

Oliver Birkbeck is a direct descendant of King William IV and his mistress, Dororthea Jordan.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chastel de Boinville/Cookson engagement

__. engagement was announced 16 November, 2017, between Nicolai (Nico) Chastel de Boinville, jockey, scion of that landed family, of Walkern Hall, Stevenage, Herfordshire, son of Mr Simon Murdoch Chastel de Boinville, of Baughurst, Hampshire, and the late Mrs Shaunagh Chastel de Boinville (d 2016), & Serena Louise Cookson [born 1986], descended from the Barons Hemphill, daughter of Robert Edwin Cookson (descended from the Viscounts Falmouth), by his wife the former Hon Angela Mary Martyn Hemphill (b 1953), daughter of the 5th Baron Hemphill.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Parker/Proby engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 November, 2017, between Mr Christopher W.H. Parker, son of Mr & Mrs Michael Parker, of Jupes Hill, Dedham, Essex, & [Frances] Rose Gwyneth Proby [b 1986], scion of the Proby baronets, third daughter of Sir William Proby, 3rd Baronet [b 1949], of Elton Hall, Peterborough, by his wife the former Meredyth Anne Brentnall.


Magnus/Hendry engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 Nov, 2017, between Thomas Henry Philip Magnus (born 30 Sept, 1985), son and heir of Sir Laurence Magnus, 3rd Baronet (b 24 Sept, 1955), of Bungay, Suffolk, by his wife the former Jocelyn Mary Stanton, & Clementine A. Hendry, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Hendry, of Wimbledon, London.


Monday, November 13, 2017

König/Fortescue engagement

__. The engagement was announced, 13 November, 2017, between Robert L.L. König, son of Dr Harold and Dr Andrée König, & the Lady Lucy Beatrice Fortescue (born 1983), scion of the Earls Fortescue, third daughter of the 8th Earl Fortescue (b 10 May, 1951), by his wife the former Julia Sowrey.


Woodhouse/McCorquodale engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 Nov, 2017, between Mr George Woodhouse,, younger son of Mr Philip J. Woodhouse and the late Mrs Sarah J. [Pudding] Woodhouse [nee George], & Celia Rose McCorquodale (born 1989), scion of that landed family, & niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, younger daughter of Mr Neil McCorquodale by his wife the former Lady [Elizabeth] Sarah Lavinia Spencer [b 1955], eldest daughter of the late 8th Earl Spencer.


Baron Hutchinson of Lullington, QC 1915-2017

__. The Lord Hutchinson of Lullington, QC, who has died aged 102, was a life peer, leading criminal barrister, whose extraordinary career included the defence of Christine Keeler and the spy George Blake.

Jeremy Nicolas Hutchinson was born 28 March, 1915, the son of St John Hutchinson, QC, by his wife the former Mary Barnes.

Called to the Bar in 1939, at the Middle Temple; Bencher 1963; Recorder of Bath 1962-72, and a Recorder of the Crown Court 1972-76; late Chairman of the Trustees of the Tate Gallery; created Baron Hutchinson of Lullington (1978).

Married firstly, 1940 (div 1966) Dame Peggy Ashcroft, the actress, who died in 1991; married secondly, 1966, Mrs June Osborn, daughter of Capt Arthur Capel, scion of the extinct Barons Ribblesdale. He leaves issue from his first marriage.


Lady Cynthia Rosalie Postan 1918-2017

_. The Lady Cynthia Postan, who died 12 November, 2017, aged 99, was a scion of the Earls of Albemarle.

She was born Lady Cynthia Rosalie Keppel, 25 June, 1918, the second daughter of the 9th Earl of Albemarle (1882-1979), by his first wife Lady Judith Sydney Myee Wynn-Carrington (d 1928), fourth daughter of the 1st and last Marquess of Lincolnshire, KG.

She married 8 Dec, 1944, Professor Michael Moissey Postan (who d 1981), by whom she had issue.


Baron Imbert, CVO 1933-2017

__. The Lord Imbert, a life peer, died 13 November, 2017. He was 84.

As Sir Peter Imbert he was  Metropolitan Police Commissioner; cr a life peer in 1999,; CVO in 2008, &c.

He married in 1956, Iris Dove, who survives him with their three children.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

The 9th Baron Langford, OBE 1912-2017

_. The Lord Langford, 9th Baron, died 12 November, 2017. He was 105.

Geoffrey Alexander Rowley-Conwy was one of Wales's most colourful characters. He was an officer who staged a hair-raising 1,659-mile escape in a decrepit sailing boat across the Indian Ocean after the fall of Singapore.

He was born 8 March, 1912, the son of Capt Geoffrey Seymour Rowley-Conwy (1877- killed in action at Gallipoli, 1915), by his wife the former Bertha Gabrielle Cochran (d 1984), and was descended from the 1st Baron. He succeeded as 9th holder of the peerage on the death of a kinsman, 19 Aug, 1953.

Lord Langford married firstly, 1939 (div 1956), Ruth St John Murphy (who died in 1991); married 2ndly, in 1957,Grete von Freiesleben, who died in 1973; married thirdly, in 1975, the family nanny, Susan Winifred Denham.

By his second marriage Lord Langford had three sons, and he is succeeded by his third son, the Hon Owain Grenville Rowley-Conwy, who was born 27 December, 1958.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sir Richard Hardy, 5th Baronet 1945-2017

_. Sir Richard Hardy, 5th Baronet, died 10 November, 2017, aged 72.

Richard Charles Chandos Hardy was born 6 Feb, 1945, son of Sir Rupert Hardy, 4th Baronet (1902-97), by his wife the former Hon Diana Joan Allsopp, daughter of the 3rd Baron Hindlip; succeeded to the baronetcy (cr UK 1876), in 1997; married 1972, Venetia Wingfield Digby, scion of that landed family, who survives him, together with their four daughters, Arabella, Jacquetta, Georgina and Henrietta.

Funeral and Remembrance Service to be held at Sherborne Abbey, Wednesday 6 December, 2017.


Friday, November 10, 2017

Hugo Thomas Oliver Brougham (b 2017)

___.Charlotte Emily Brougham (b 1989), wife of Thomas Edward Alexander Brougham (b 1988), descended from the Vestey baronets, gave birth to a son, Hugo Thomas Oliver, 10 November, 2017.

Thomas Edward Alexander (b 1988) s of Nicholas Dominic Leonard BROUGHAM (b 1954), scion of the VESTEY Bts, and Susan Margaret Anne d of Thomas Frederick Vernon MASON. He m c2016 Charlotte Emily (b 1989 reg Q2 Herts) d of Andrew J S COX of Harpenden, Hertfordshire and his former w Jane V (b 1962 reg Q2 Middlesex, now Mrs Colston) d of Keith B LIDDELOW and Heather-Anne H PLANT (b c1937 reg Q1 Herts).