Royal News of 2004, Section III
 

Updated 19 June 2005
 

ABERCORN

Sebastian Finch Morley (son of Jonathan Morley and of his former wife, née Hon. Kirsty Jane Aitken [herself the daughter of Maxwell Aitken, 2nd Lord Beaverbrook, and of his former wife, née Ursula Jane Kenyon-Slaney (herself the daughter of Robert Orlando Kenyon-Slaney and of his wife, née Lady Mary Cecilia Rhodesia Hamilton [herself the daughter of the 3rd Duke of Abercorn])]) and his wife, née Victoria Clare Helen Whitbread (herself the daughter of Samuel Charles Whitbread and of his wife, née Jane Hayter), had their first child, Violet Mary Davina, at Dumfries on 3 February. (added 31 Mar 2004)

James Harold Charles Hamilton, Marquess of Hamilton, (b.19 Aug 1969, a former Page of Honour to the Queen, eldest son of the 5th Duke of Abercorn, KG, and Duchess of Abercorn, of Barons Court, Co Tyrone) married Tanya Nation (eldest daughter of Douglas Percy Codrington Nation (1942-2001) and of his wife, née Barbara "Bobbie" Brookes) at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, on 7 May. The reception was held at St James's Palace. (added 11 May 2004)
 

ABRANTÈS

The engagement was announced between Margault Badie (daughter of General Roland Badie and of his wife, née Isabelle Rey) and Ronan Marc Marie de Hercé (son of Vicomte Patrice de Hercé [himself the son of Comte Henri de Hercé and of his wife, née Gisèle Le Ray d'Abrantès (herself the daughter of Andoche, Duc d'Abrantès)] and of his wife, née Dominique Lemarié). (added 13 Nov 2004)
 

ALBURQUERQUE

Maria Cristina, Duquesa de Alburquerque, Duquesa de San Lorenzo de Valhermoso, etc., died at Madrid on 18 September.
[She was born Maria Cristina Malcampo y San Miguel at Madrid on 5 May 1935. In 1974 she married, as his second wife, Beltran Alfonso Osorio y Diez de Rivera, Duque de Alburquerque (1918-1994). She is survived by her two daughters, Maria Cristina and Maria Rosa.] (added 3 Oct 2004)
 

ALLIATA

Fosco Maraini, Italian writer and explorer,  husband of Donna Topazia Alliata dei principi di Villafranca (b. 1913, daughter of Don Enrico Alliata dei principi di Villafranca and of his wife, née Donna Sonia de Ortuzar Ovalle de Olivarez of the Dukes of Ortuzar (1892-1981)) died in Florence on 8 June. He was born in 1912 and leaves his wife and three daughters. (added 15 Jun 2004)
 

ALMODOVAR DEL RIO

The marriage has taken place between Carlos Llamas Pombo and Cristina Bergaz y de Hoyos (daughter of Don Alberto Bergaz Pérez and of his wife, née Mercedes Hoyos y Martinez de Irujo [herself the daughter of Alfonso de Hoyos y Sanchez, Duque de Almodovar del Rio, and of his wife, née Maria Victoria Martinez de Irujo y Artazcoz]). (added 5 Jul 2004)
 

ARGYLL

Torquhil Ian Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll, and his wife, née Eleanor Cadbury, had their first child, Archie Frederick, styled, Marquess of Lorne, at London on 9 March. (updated 13 Mar 2004)
 

AUDIFFRET-PASQUIER

Countess Isabelle van Limburg Stirum, née Countess de Liedekerke, died at Korbeek-Dijle on 30 May.
[She was born at Brussels on 7 September 1914, daughter of Count Charles de Liedekerke (1879-1965) and of his wife, née Anne d'Audiffret-Pasquier ((1889-1979), herself the sister of Etienne, 2d Duc d'Audiffret-Pasquier, and granddaughter of the 1st Duc). In  1936 she married Count Philippe van Limburg Stirum (1910-1997), by whom she had five daughters, who survive her.] (added 5 Jun 2004)

The engagement was announced between Charles de Panafieu (son of Jean de Panafieu and of his wife, née Béatrice d'Audiffret-Pasquier [herself the daughter of Denis, Duc d'Audiffret-Pasquier (1913-1999) and of his wife, née Aldée de Lastic Saint-Jal]) and Nathalie Chevalier (daughter of Michel Chevalier and of his wife, née Sophie Delloue). (added 13 Mar 2004)
 

BAENA

Don José Maria Ruiz de Arana y Montalvo, Marques de Brenes, Duque de Baena y de Sanlucar de Mayor, died at Madrid on 30 April, as announced by Lluis Sanz Garcia on Royauté.
[He was born at Madrid on 27 April 1933, son of Don José de Arana y Fontagud, Marques de Brenes, etc, and of his wife, née Doña Maria del Carmen Montalvo y Orovio. From 1967 to 1989 he was married to Donna Maria Teresa Marone Cinzano (daughter of Conte Enrico Marone and of his wife, Infanta Maria Cristina of Spain). There were three daughters from this marriage. He became Duque de Baena y de Sanlucar de Mayor in 1990.] (added 8 May 2004)
 

BARBIANO di BELGIOIOSO

Conte Don Ludovico Barbiano di Belgioioso died in Milan on 13 April.
[He was born at Milan on 1 December 1909, son of Conte Don Alberico Barbiano di Belgioioso (1879-1965) and of his wife, née Nobile Margherita dei Conti Confalonieri (18__-1957). He was a member of the comital line of the Princely
House Barbiano di Belgioioso, Princes of the Holy Roman Empire. He married in 1934 Donna Carolina Cicogna Mozzoni dei conti di Terdobbiate (1912-1999) and had two daughters and two sons.] (added 18 Apr 2004)
 

BASSANO

Comte Jean d'Epinay died at Belleville on 14 February.
[He was the son of Georges, comte d'Epinay, and of his wife, Louise Lejéas (herself the daughter of René, comte Lejéas [himself the son of Ernest, comte Lejéas and of his wife, Louise Maret de Bassano] and of his wife, Hélène Jurien de La Gravière). He married Marie-Louise Argentier, then Dorothée d'Aumale. Both marriages remained childless.] (added 2 Mar 2004)

The Comtesse Lepic, née Ghislaine de Salviac de Viel Castel Maret de Bassano, died at Paris on 21 April.
[She was born in 1908, daughter of Louis de Salviac, comte de Viel-Castel (1875-1944) and of his wife, née Marie Maret de Bassano (1879-1965), who was herself the daughter of Napoléon, 3rd duc de Bassano (1844-1906) and of his wife, née Clara Symes (1845-1922). She married at Paris in 1934 Napoléon, Comte (4th Baron) Lepic (1903-1944).] (added 23 Apr 2004)
 

BATTENBERG

Susan Hillary Philippa Malcolm died at her home at Duntrune Castle, Kilmartin, Argyll, on 8 January, aged 64.
[She was born as Susan Hillary Philippa Freeman, 17 March, 1939, younger daughter of Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfred Rhodes Freeman, 1st Baronet, GCB, DSO, MC (1888-1953), by his second wife, the former Elizabeth Richmond. She marrried Robin Neil Lochnell Malcolm (19th) of Poltalloch, Chief of the Clan Malcolm, in 1962. Her husband's paternal
grandmother, the former Jeanne Marie Langtry, was officially the daughter of Edward Langtry and of Lillie Langtry, the actress, but according to the family (and this seems to be accepted by many scholars) Jeanne Marie was the daughter of the liaison between Lillie Langtry and Prince Louis of Battenberg (later 1st Marquess of Milford Haven). Robin Malcolm was Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Argyll & Bute 1996-2001. She is survived by her husband and by her children, Iain, Kirsty, Andy and Josie, and several grandchildren.] (added 14 Jan 2004)

Hon. Philip Knatchbull (son of John Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne, and of his wife, Patricia, Countess Mountbatten of Burma [herself the daughter of Louis, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, born Prince of Battenberg]) and his wife, née Wendy Leach, had their second child together, his third, John Robin Rocky, on 17 July. (updated 16 Aug 2004)

Baron Hubert de Breuil died on 6 September.
[He was born at Neuilly on 2 February 1956, son of Bertrand, Baron de Breuil, and of his wife, née Roselyne Beghin. In 1984 he married Lady Joanna Knatchbull, daughter of John Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne, and of his wife, Patricia, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (herself the daughter of Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who was born Prince Louis of Battenberg). They divorced in 1995. The couple had one daughter, Eleuthera (b.1986). His death was announced in Le Figaro on 14 September, with the funeral to be held on 16 September.] (added 14 Sep 2004)
 

BAUFFREMONT-COURTENAY

Comte Bernard de Lambert des Granges (son of Comte Bruno de Lambert des Granges and of his wife, née Marie-France Soucanye de Landevoisin) and his wife, née Princess Anne de Bauffremont-Courtenay (daughter of Prince Charles de Bauffremont-Courtenay and of his wife, née Blanche de Chabannes) had their first child, Isaure, at Montpellier on 1 February. (added 21 Feb 2004)

Augustin du Bessey de Contenson (son of Comte Michel du Bessey de Contenson and of his wife, née France Guillemin de Monplanet) married Marie-Laurence de Pontac (daughter of Jean François, Marquis de Pontac, and of his wife, née Princess Eliane de Bauffremont-Courtenay) at Saint-Pardon-de-Conques on 9 September, followed by a religious ceremony at Bazas on 11 September. (updated 27 Oct 2004)

Guillaume, Comte de Chabot (son of the late Charles, Comte de Cahbot, and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Bryas), and his wife, née Princess Laurence de Bauffremont-Courtenay (daughter of Jacques, Prince-Duc de Bauffremont-Courtenay, and of his wife, née Sybille de Chabannes) had their fourth child, Louis-Alexandre, on 1 June. (added 14 Jun 2004)

Prince Jean-Marie Gabriel Isabel de Bauffremont-Courtenay (son of Prince Charles-Emmanuel de Bauffremont-Courtenay and of his wife, née Sybille de Chabannes) married Anne-France Saglio (daughter of Jean-Louis Saglio and of his wife, née Marie-Christine Turquet) at Beaufremont on 18 September, followed by a religious ceremony at château de Baronville on 15 October. (updated 18 Dec 2004)

Prince Hugues de Bauffremont-Courtenay (son of Prince Charles-Emmanuel de Bauffremont-Courtenay [himself the son of Jacques, Prince-Duc de Bauffremont-Courtenay] and of his wife, née Blanche de Chabannes) and his wife, née Solenne de Breil de Pontbriand, had their second child, Alexandre, at Santiago, Chile, on 2 December. (added 5 Dec 2004)
 

BEDFORD

Martin Basil Paul Russell died in March.
[He was born 12 June 1918, son of Gilbert Byng Alwyne Russell (himself the son of Lord Arthur Russell, brother of Francis Charles Hastings Russell, 9th Duke of Bedford) and of his wife, née Maud Nelke. In 1954 he married Anne Lee. They had four children.] (added 13 Mar 2004)

Judy Campbell, the actress, died 6 June, 2004, aged 88.
[From Michael Rhodes on a.t.r.: "Judy Campbell was the stage name of Judy Mary GAMBLE, daughter of John Arthur Gamble, OBE. She was born at Grantham, Lincolnshire, 31 May, 1916, and married 1943, Lt-Cdr David Leslie Birkin, DSC (1914-91) scion of the Birkin Baronets, and was mother of (i) Andrew Birkin (author of *The Lost Boys*); and (ii) Jane Birkin, the actress, who married John Barry, the composer, and is mother of the actress Charlotte Gainsbourg (from her liaison with Serge Gainsbourg); & (iii) Linda. Judy's husband was the son of Maj Harry Laurence Birkin who married in 1909, Olive Isobel Russell, scion of the Dukes of Bedford, and descended from HRH The Duke of Gloucester by Lady Almeria Carpenter, &c."] (added 8 Jun 2004)

Adeline Mary Constance, Lady Ampthill, née Hone, died on 22 June, aged 94.
[She was the third wife, and widow since 1973, of John Hugo Russell, 3rd Lord Ampthill (of the Dukes of Bedford).] (added 26 Jun 2004)

Robert Alexander Bennett (Robin) Gosling, a barrister, lately of Mutton Hall, Wetherden, Suffolk, died on 31 August, aged 91.
[He was born 21 September 1912, the fourth son of William Sullivan Gosling, of Hassobury, Essex, and of his wife, née Lady Victoria Alexandrina Alberta Kerr (fifth daughter of the 9th Marquess of Lothian and of his wife, née Lady Victoria Alexandrina Montagu-Douglas-Scott [eldest daughter of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch]). He married, 19 July, 1938, Angela Irene, the youngest daughter of the Hon. Victor Alexander Frederick Villiers Russell (scion of the Barons Ampthill and Dukes of Bedford, and a godson of Queen Victoria and the Empress Frederick) and of his wife, née Annora Margaret Bromley Martin, by whom he had three sons: Alexander Bennet (b.10 June 1940), Andrew Edward (b.26 Oct 1944), and Robert Anthony (b.1 Apr 1948), and one daughter, Mrs Annabel Victoria Sebag-Montefiore (b.4 Sep 1942)]. (added 4 Sep 2004)

Christian James Russell Seely (son of James Richard Francis Seely [himself the son of Frank James Wriothesley Seely (himself the son of Frank Evelyn Seely and of his wife, née Leila Elizma Russell, of the Dukes of Bedford) and of his wife, née Vera Lilian Birkin] and of his wife, née Wendy Mary Hutchinson) and his wife, née Corinne Chevalier, had their third son, Alexander Christian, on 15 September. Their first two sons are named Theodore and Antoine. (added 27 Sep 2004)

Conrad Sebastian Robert Russell, 5th Earl Russell, died on 14 October.
[He was born 15 April 1937, second son of Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, the philosopher (himself the grandson of Lord John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, the prime minister [himself the son of the 6th Duke of Bedford]), and of his third wife, née Patricia Helen Spence. He succeeded his brother as fifth Earl in 1987. In 1962 he married Elizabeth Sanders, who died in 2003. They had two sons: Nicholas Lyulph, 6th Earl Russell, and John Francis.] (added 18 Oct 2004)
 

BERWICK

María Asunción de Pastor, née de La Lastra Mesía, died in Madrid on 21 February.
[She was born at Biarritz on 31 August 1903, daughter of José Maria de la Lastra y Romejo de Tejada (1869-1932) and of his wife, née Angela Mesia y Fitzjames-Stuart (1874-1978), who was herself the daughter of José Mesia y Cayesa de los Cobos, Duque de Tamanes, and of his wife, née Maria de la Asuncion Rosalia Joaquina Fitzjames-Stuart y Palafox, Duquesa de Calisteo, of the Dukes of Berwick. In 1932 she married Ramón de Pastor de Mendivil and had one daughter, Isabel, who married Vicente Juliani Hernán.] (added 2 Mar 2004)

Jacobo Martinez de Irujo y Fitzjames-Stuart, Conde de Siruela (third son of the late Pedro Martinez de Irujo and of his wife, Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitzjames-Stuart, Duqesa de Alba, Duchess of Berwick, etc), married Inka Martí in Venice on 13 March.
[He had formerly been married from 1980 to 1998 to Maria Eugenia Fernandez de Castro y Fernandez Shaw.] (added 4 Apr 2004)

Javier de Soto y Fitzjames-Stuart (son of Javier de Soto y Lopez-Doriga and of his wife, née Maria del Carmen Fitzjames-Stuart y Gomez, Marquesa de Valle de Paloma [herself the daughter of Hernando Alfonso Fitzjames-Stuart y Saavedra, Duque de Penaranda, Duke of Berwick]) and his wife, née María Chávarri Figueroa (daughter of Tomás Chávarri and of his wife, née Matilde Figueroa) had their first child, Sol, at clinica Nuestra Senora del Loreto, Madrid, on 24 April.  (updated 27 Apr 2004)

Hernando de Soto y Fitzjames-Stuart (son of Javier de Soto y Lopez-Doriga, Conde de Requena, and of his wife, née Maria del Carmen Fitzjames-Stuart y Gomez, Marquesa de Valle de Paloma [herself the daughter of Hernando Fitzjames-Stuart y Saavedra, Duque de Penaranda, and of his wife, née Isabel Gomez y Ruiz]) married María Soto-Yarritu Villasevil (daughter of José Ramón Soto-Yarritu García and of his wife, née Mercedes Villasevil Guadix) at Santander on 29 May. (updated 12 Jun 2004)
 

BIBESCO

Priscilla Hodgson, née Princess Priscilla Bibesco, died at St.Joseph Hospital, Paris, on 13 October.
[She was born at London on 5 June 1920, daughter of Prince Antine Bibesco and of his wife, Lady Elizabeth Asquith. She had married firstly, in Beirut in 1944, Mikhail Padev. She married secondly, in 1958, Simon Hodgson. She was a goddaughter of Marcel Proust and of Queen Alexandra of Great Britain and Ireland.] (updated 9 Feb 2005)
 

BISMARCK

Carl-Eduard Graf von Bismarck (eldest son of Ferdinand Fürst von Bismarck and of his wife, née Elisabeth Lippens) has married a third time, this time to Nathalie Barlman, in eary September. He was previously married to Laura Martinez Herring and to Célia Demaurex. (added 27 Sep 2004)
 

BORGHESE

Donna Elena dei Principi Borghese (b.at Rome on 28 July 1932, daughter of Don Junio Borghese and of his wife, née Countess Daria Olsufieva) died at Paris on 30 December. (added 11 Jan 2005)
 

BORROMEO

John Jacob (Jaki) Elkann (b.1976, son of Alain Elkann and of his former wife, Margherita Agnelli [herself daughter of the Italian automobile tycoon Giovanni Agnelli (1921-2003) and of his wife, née Donna Marella Caracciolo dei Principi di Castagneto]) married Donna Lavinia Borromeo dei Principi di Angera (b.1977, daughter of Don Carlo Ferdinando Borromeo dei Principi di Angera and of his first wife, née Marion Sibylle Gabriele Zota) on September 4th, 2004 at the Princes Borromeo's Private Chapel in Isola Madre on Lake Maggiore. (updated 11 Sep 2004)

Donna Isabella Borromeo dei Principi di Angera (b.1975, daughter of Don Carlo Ferdinando Borromeo dei Principi di Angera and of his first wife, née Marion Sibylle Gabriele Zota) is reportedly engaged to marry Ugo Brachetti Peretti (brother of Ferdinando Brachetti Peretti, husband of Princess Mafalda of Hesse). At any rate, the couple is expecting their first child in spring 2005. (updated 13 Nov 2004)
 

BOURBON del MONTE

Umberto Agnelli, the Fiat magnate, died on 27 May. Some reports say that he died at the family estates near Turin, while other reports state that he died in a hospital in Milan.
[He was born at Lausanne on 1 November 1934, third son of Edoardo Agnelli and of his wife, née Virginia Bourbon del Monte dei Principi di San Faustino. He married firstly, in 1959, Antonella Bechi Piaggio (1938-1998). He was married secondly to Donna Allegra Caracciolo dei Principi di Castagneto. He had had one son by the first marriage: Giovanni Alberto, (18 Apr 1964-13 Dec 1997), who had married on 16 Nov 1996 Frances Avery Howe (b.1965), and who left a daughter, Virginia Asia Agnelli (b.Sep 1997). He had two children from his second marriage: Andrea Agnelli (b.1976) and Anna Agnelli (b.1977).] (updated 15 Jun 2004)
 

BRISSAC

Comte Armand de Cossé Brissac (son of Comte Edouard de Cossé Brissac and of his wife, née Diane de Gramont) and his wife, née Cécile Diquéro, had their first child, Flore, on 26 February. (added 31 Mar 2004)

The forthcoming marriage was announced between Gabriel Nusse (son of François Nusse and of his wife, née Chantal de Cossé Brissac [herself the daughter of the late Antoine, Marquis de Cossé]) and Solenne Marcellin (daughter of Pierre Marcellin and of his wife, née Catherine Delacroix). The banns were published at Paris on 6 May. (added 16 May 2004)

Baronne Bruno de Moidrey, née Bernadette de Bonneval, died on 25 September.
[She was born at Bannay on 9 June 1928, daughter of Comte Guy de Bonneval (himself the son of Comte Roger de Bonneval [himself the son of Comte Henri de Bonneval and of his wife, née Armandine de Cossé Brissac (herself the daughter of Timoléon, Duc de Brissac)] and of his wife, née Cécile Piganeau) and of his wife, née Marie-Thérèse Pantin de La Guère.In 1971 she married Baron Bruno Tardif de Moidrey.] (added 11 Oct 2004)

Comtesse Roger de Bonneval died on 1 October.
[She was born Marguerite Marie Rose Madeleine de Lestrange at Paris on 23 August 1928, daughter of Audouin, Baron de Lestrange, and of his wife, née Béatrice Frotier de Bagneux. In 1951 she married Comte Roger de Bonneval (son of Comte Guy de Bonneval [himself the son of Comte Roger de Bonneval (himself the son of Comte Henri de Bonneval and of his wife, née Armandine de Cossé Brissac [herself the daughter of Timoléon, Duc de Brissac]) and of his wife, née Cécile Piganeau] and of his wife, née Marie-Thérèse Pantin de La Guère).] (added 11 Oct 2004)

Vicomtesse Jean de Chezelles, née Magdelaine de Cossé Brissac, died at Paris on 15 November, aged 95.
[She was born at Fontainebleau on 1 August 1909, daughter of Comte René de Cossé Brissac and of his second wife, née Yvonne Pauline Marie Antoinette Ferron de La Ferronays. In 1929 she married Jean Le Sellier Vicomte de Chezelles (1906-1999). They had three daughters (one of whom predeceased her) and two sons, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.] (added 26 Nov 2004)

Comtesse Etienne de Maupeou d'Ableiges, née Thérèse de Cossé Brissac, died at London on 22 November.
[She was born at Paris on 3 May 1933, daughter of Eugène Marcel de Cossé Brissac de Liencourt, Marquis de Cossé, and of his second wife, née Jeanne Béatrix Marie Victurnienne de Ludre. In 1959 she married Comte Etienne de Maupeou d'Ableiges.] (added 5 Dec 2004)
 

BROGLIE

Prince Emmanuel de Broglie (b.Paris 25 September 1958, son of Prince Jean-Emmanuel de Broglie (1930-1990) and of his wife, née Mathilde Viellard) married Laurence de Moustier (daughter of Roland Marquis de Moustier (1909-2001) [himself the son of Leonel, Marquis de Moustier, and of his wife, née Princess Jeanne de Ligne] and of his wife, née Anny Normant) at Paris on 28 February. (updated 24 Apr 2004)

Jean, Comte de Dreux-Brézé (son of Henri-Evrard, Marquis de Dreux-Brézé, and of his wife, née Princess Geneviève de Broglie), and his wife, née Marie de Montaigne de Poncins, had their fourth child, Paul, on 15 April. (added 21 Apr 2004)

The engagement was announced between Guillaume, Marquis de La Roche Aymon (b.1966 [1961?], son of Hély, Marquis de la Roche Aymon (1921-2003) [himself the son of Comte Raoul de La Roche Aymon and of his wife, née Princess Madeleine de Broglie)] and of his wife, née Hedwige de Foresta) and Nathalie Goffinet (daughter of Jean Goffinet and of his wife, née Countess Marie-Christine de Looz-Corswarem). The banns were published at Paris on 1 October. (updated 6 Oct 2004)

Comte Jean de La Roche Aymon (son of Hély, Marquis de la Roche Aymon (1921-2003) [himself the son of Comte Raoul de La Roche Aymon and of his wife, née Princess Madeleine de Broglie)] and of his wife, née Hedwige de Foresta) and his wife, née Lorraine Rolin Jacquemyns, had their second child, Marguerite, on 27 June. (added 17 Jul 2004)

Prince Roland de Broglie (b.at Paris 2 March 1932, son of Prince Joseph de Broglie and of his wife, née Marguerite de La Cour de Balleroy) died at Paris on 11 December. (added 18 Dec 2004)

Axelle de Gaigneron-Morin died at Paris on 20 December.
[She was born at Paris on 27 June 1933, daughter of Comte Elie de Gaigneron-Morin and of his wife, née Marthe Astier. From 1957 to 1971 she was married to Prince Aymon-Gérard de Broglie (son of Prince Amédée de Broglie and of his wife, née Béatrix de Faucigny-Lucinge et Coligny). (added 2 Jan 2005)
 

BUCCLEUCH & QUEENSBERRY

William Rory Alexander Stirling (son of Archibald Hugh Stirling and of his first wife, née Charmian Montagu-Douglas- Scott [herself the daughter of Lord George Montagu-Douglas-Scott, son of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry]) was engaged to marry Venezuelan heiress Vanessa Neumann (formerly linked with Mick Jagger, daughter of the late Miguel Neumann, of Caracas, and Mrs Antonia Donnelly Neumann, of New York) during the summer. However, it has been reported that the engagement is now off. (updated 31 May 2004)

The engagement was announced 8 March, 2004, between the Hon. Francis Anthony Brand (b.17 September 1970, elder son and heir of Anthony David Brand, 6th Viscount Hampden [himself the son of David Francis Brand, 5th Viscount Hampden, whose mother was Lady Katherine Montagu-Douglas-Scott, of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry] and of his first wife, née Caroline Fiona [Cara] Proby [now Mrs Cara Bird]) and Dr Caroline V. Pryor (daughter of His Honour Judge Robert Charles Pryor, QC, and of his wife, née Virginia Sykes).

The death of Mrs Elizabeth Susan Haywood, née Kidd, was announced in the Daily Telegraph on 19 March.
[She was born on 16 December 1906, daughter of Henry Kidd and of his wife, Lady Mary Kerr (herself the daughter of Schomberg Henry Kerr, 9th Marquess of Lothian, and of his wife, née Lady Victoria Montagu-Douglas-Scott [herself the daughter of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry]). She married three times: first to John P. Russell Hogg; second to Wilfrid Edmund Rogers; and third to J M Haywood. She is survived by a son, Anthony Rogers, and a daughter, Susan Hogg, Countess of Shannon.] (added 19 Mar 2004)

The marriage took place on 15 May at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Glynde, between Robert Barksfield (eldest son of Mr & Mrs Ron Barksfield, of Frieth) and Hon. Saracha Mary Brand (b.1973, only daughter of Anthony David Brand, 6th Viscount Hampden [himself the son of David Francis Brand, 5th Viscount Hampden (himself the son of Thomas Walter Brand, 3rd Viscount Hampden, and of his wife, née Lady Katherine Montagu-Douglas-Scott, of the family of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry), and of his wife, née Hon. Imogen Alice Rhys], and of his first wife, née Caroline Fiona Proby ). (added 19 May 2004)

The engagement was announced on 22 May between Anthony David Gibson-Watt (b.1975, son of Hon Robin Gibson-Watt [himself the son of James David Gibson-Watt, Lord Gibson-Watt, and of his wife, née Diana Hambro] and of his wife, née Marcia Susan Cary, of the Cary Baronets) and Alice A. Montagu-Douglas-Scott (b.1978, daughter of Thomas Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, of the Dukes of Buccleuch, and of his former wife, (Marion) Miranda, dau of the Hon Claud Phillimore, of the Barons Phillimore).
[Those who know my penchant for tracing the descendants of King James I of England will not be surprised that I note that the groom is descended from James I at least two ways, and the bride at least three.] (added 25 May 2004)

Michael Henry Marsham, 7th Earl of Romney, died on 5 June.
[He was born 11 November 1910, son of Hon. Reginald Marsham (himself the son of Charles Marsham, 4th Earl of Romney [himself the son of Charles Marsham, 3rd Earl of Romney, and of his wife, Lady Margaret Montagu-Scott, of the Dukes of Buccleuch], and of his wife, Lady Frances Rawdon-Hastings) and of his wife, née Dora Hermione North. In 1939 he married Frances Aileen Landale (d.2 Oct 1995). They had no children.] (added 12 Jun 2004)

Charles Nicholas Phipps, of Chalcot, died in a road accident on 6 July.
[He was born at Chalcot on 26 August 1925, son of Charles Bathurst Hele Phipps and of his wife, Lady Sybil Montagu-Douglas-Scott (daughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry). According to the Daily Telegraph obituary, he married firstly, in the USA, the actress Joan Goodman, and during this short marriage had two children: Daniel Phipps and Rachel Phipps. He married secondly at Kyleakin Church, Isle of Skye, 3 June, 1966, Christian Fiona, daughter of Colin Hercules Mackenzie, CMG, of Kyle House Kyleakin, Skye, by his wife, Evelyn Clodagh Meade, scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam. From this second marriage Mr Phipps had a son, Charles Mackenzie Phipps, b. 22 March, 1967, and a daughter, Alice Christian Phipps, b. 25 March, 1969.] (updated 17 Jul 2004)

James Nicholas Chetwode (son of Hon. Christopher Rpger Chetwode and of his wife, née Hon. Philippa Brand [herself the daughter of David Francis Brand, 5th Viscount Hampden (himself the son of Thomas Walter Brand, 3rd Viscount Hampden, and of his wife, née Lady Katherine Montagu-Douglas-Scott [of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry]), and of his wife, née Hon. Imogen Rhys] and his wife, née Francesca Sainsbury, had their first child, Freddie Nicholas, on 31 July. (added 17 Aug 2004)

David William Fox-Pitt (son of Edward Arthur Mervyn Lane Fox-Pitt and of his wife, née Janet Scrymgeour-Wedderburn [herself the daughter of David Scrymgeour-Wedderburn and of his wife, née Patricia Katharine Montagu-Douglas-Scott, of the Dukes of Buccleuch]) and his wife, née Joanna Margaret Spicer, had their first child, Sacha Patricia Bethune, on 23 September. (added 29 Sep 2004)

Caroline, Lady Gilmour of Craigmillar, died on 17 October.
[She was Lady Caroline Montagu-Douglas-Scott, born on 7 November 1927, daughter of the 8th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. In 1951 she married Sir Ian Gilmour, 3d Bt., who was subsequently created Lord Gilmour of Craigmillar. He survives her, along with their five children.] (added 23 Oct 2004)

The engagement was announced 15 November, 2004 between Hon. Ralph Douglas-Scott-Montagu (b.13 March 1961, elder son of Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu [of the family of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry], and of his first wife, née Elizabeth Belinda Crossley) and Ailsa J. Camm (elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Camm, of Brecht, Belgium). (added 20 Nov 2004)

Hon. Barbara Mary Vandernoot, née Cokayne, died on 20 November, aged 98.
[She was born on 28 November 1905, daughter of Brien Ibrican Cokayne, 1st Lord Cullen of Ashbourne, and of his wife, née Grace Margaret Marsham (herself the daughter of Rev. Hon. John Marsham [himself the son of Charles Marsham, 3d Earl of Romney, and of his wife, Lady Margaret Montagu-Scott (herself the daughter of the 4th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry)] and of his wife, née Penelope Jane Hume). In 1929 she married Gilbert Edgar Francis Vandernoot (d.1981). They had one child, Anthea Caroline, who married John Michael Ryan (d.1990).] (added 26 Nov 2004)

The engagement was announced 23 Dec, 2004, between Edward Charles Hill-Wood (b.1974, second son of the late Sir David Basil Hill-Wood, 3rd Bt. [himself the son of Sir Basil Hill-Wood, 2d Bt., and of his wife, née Hon. Joan Louisa Brand (herself the daughter of Thomas Walter Brand, 3d Viscount Hampden, and of his wife, née Lady Katherine Montagu-Douglas-Scott [of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry])], and of his wife, née Jennifer Strang Stratman) and Mandy J. O'Hara (daughter of Major Cornel O'Hara, and Mrs Heather O'Hara, of Hampshire). (added 23 Jan 2005)
 

CANTACUZENE

The engagement was announced between Princess Alexandra Cantacuzene (b.1976, daughter of Prince Alexandre Cantacuzene and of his wife, née Anne Michele Russ) and Marc de Panafieu (son of Guy de Panafieu and of his wife, née Françoise Missoffe). (added 4 Sep 2004)
 

CAPECE MINUTOLO

Donna Antonella Capece Minutolo di Bugnano dei duchi di San Valentino, née Clerici, died in Rome on 24 January.
[She married in 1945 the late Marchese Don Alessandro Ferdinando Capece Minutolo di Bugnano dei duchi di San Valentino and leaves an only child, a daughter, Donna Delfina Capece Minutolo (b.1946).] (added 9 Feb 2004)
 

CARACCIOLO

Donna Angelica Caracciolo dei principi di Torchiarolo (daughter of Conte Don Giovanni Caracciolo dei principi di Torchiarolo (1875-1915) and of his wife, née Donna Violante dei Conti Vannicelli-Casoni-Trulli (1875-1958)) died in Rome on 22 May. She was born at Rome on 2 October 1908 and was widow of Nobile Carlo Guerritore. She leaves an only son. (added 15 Jun 2004)

Don Francesco Roberto Caracciolo dei principi di Forino (son of the late Don Tristano Caracciolo dei principi di Forino and of his 2nd wife, the late Germaine LeMarchand) died in Rome on 21 October.
[He was born in Paris on 21 March 1924 and married in 1955 Shirley Deans Howell, by whom he had two daughters and two sons. He was survived by his wife, two sons and a only daughter. His elder daughter, Elisabetta, died in 1985.] (added 13 Nov 2004)
 

CARAMAN-CHIMAY

Comte Jean de Caraman-Chimay (younger son of Philippe, Prince de Chimay et de Caraman) and his wife, née Marie-Séverine Hoare, had their first child, Louise, on 4 January. (added 6 Apr 2004)
 

CARPEGNA FALCONIERI

Princess Caterina di Carpegna Falconieri Gabrielli (b.1970, daughter of Don Francesco, Principe di Carpegna Falconieri Gabrielli, and of his wife, née Donna Isabella dei principi Massimo [herself daughter of the late Don Leone Massimo, Principe di Anticoli, and of his wife, Princess Adelaide of Savoy) married Conte Guglielmo Masetti Zannini (b.1967, son of Gian Ludovico dei conti Masetti Zannini and of Donna Eleonora di Napoli Rampolla dei principi di
Resuttano) on 10 July at Pieve di San Giovanni Battista in Carpegna. (updated 30 Jul 2004)
 

CARS

Mme Roger Gérard, née Mary Vilgrain, died on 10 June.
[She was born at Collonge, Switzerland, on 23 November 1914, daughter of Robert Vilgrain and of his wife, née Lucile Joucla. In 1934 she married Guy Auguste Marie Jean Perusse Comte des Cars (1911-1993), younger son of François, Duc des Cars. They divorced in 1938. She married, secondly, Roger Gérard, dit Gérard-Bécuwe, by whom she had four children.] (added 14 Jun 2004)

The forthcoming marriage was announced between Philippe Emmanuel Olivier de Perusse des Cars (b.at Neuilly-sur-Seine on 16 February 1973, younger son of François-Amédée de Perusse, Duc des Cars, and of first his wife, née Constanza Martinez Rivas) and Fleur Anne Marie Antoinette Guisset (daughter of Marc Guisset and of his wife, née Danielle Godet). The banns were published on 28 April. (added 2 May 2004)
 

CASTELBARCO ALBANI VISCONTI SIMONETTA

Marchese Stefano Paolucci delle Roncole dei marchesi di Cividale e Santa Giustina (son of the late Marchese Renzo Paolucci delle Roncole and of the late Malvina Gatti Casazza) died in Ferrara on 16 August.
[He was born in 1921 and in 1944 married Donna Anna Maria Castelbarco Albani Visconti Simonetta dei principi di Montignano (1925-2003 -see Royal News, Section III, 2003). They had no children.] (added 11 Sep 2004)
 

CASTRIES

Alexandra de La Croix de Castries (daughter of Jean-François de La Croix, Duc de Castries, and of his former wife, née Laure Le Gouz de Saint-Seine, now Duchesse de Clermont-Tonnerre) married Vicomte François de Lavaissière de Verduzan (son of Vicomte Guy Jean de Lavaissière de Verduzan and of his wife, née Christiane Bruguier) at the church of Saint-Germain, Villepreux, in July. (updated 16 Jan 2005)
 

CAYLUS

Comte Philippe de Dampierre (son of Comte François de Dampierre, who is presumably entitled to claim the title Duque de Caylus, [himself the son of Comte Philippe de Dampierre (1917-1962) and of his wife, Jeanne de Rous de Mazelière, Duquesa de Caylus (1917-1997)] and of his wife, née Solange Fétiveau [whose father, Jean Fétiveau, died on 30 Dec 2003]) and his wife, née Céline Pélot (daughter of Louis Pélot and of his wife, née Renée Wicky) had their third child, Arnaud, on 3 April. Their first two children are Clémence (b.1999) and Antoine (b.2001). (added 16 May 2004)
 

CHIGI ALBANI della ROVERE

Donna Antonietta dei principi Chigi Albani della Rovere (daughter of Principe Don Francesco Chigi Albani della Rovere (1881-1953) and of Donna Anna Torlonia dei duchi di Poli (1881- 1953)) died in Rome on 18 October.
[She was born in Rome on 24 July 1931 and married in 1958 Marchese Guido Cavalcanti di Verbicaro, and had three sons.] (added 13 Nov 2004)
 

CHOISEUL PRASLIN

The marriage was announced between Alexis Marie Augustin Jean Bruno Clément-Fromentel (son of Pascal Clément-Fromentel and of his wife, née Laure de Choiseul-Praslin [herself the daughter of René, Marquis de Choiseul Praslin and of his wife, née Clothilde Haudry de Soucy, and sister of Raynald, Duc de Praslin]) and Myrtille Girardot. The banns were published at Paris on 3 August. (added 18 Aug 2004)
 

CLARY und ALDRINGEN

Margrit Riederer Freifrau von Paar zu Schönau, née Mühlenburg, died at Landshut on 4 June.
[She was born at Traunstein on 12 February 1948, daughter of Heinz-Erich Mühlenburg and of his wife, née Marie Margarethe Gräfin von Clary u.Aldringen (daughter of Edmund Graf von Clary und Aldringen and of his wife, née Margarita Gräfin zu Lodron-Laterano u.Castelromano). She married at Dachau in 1969 Anton Konrad Peter Mathias Riederer Freiherr von Paar zu Schönau. She is survived by him, their two sons, and two grandcildren.] (added 9 Jun 2004)
 

CLERMONT-TONNERRE

Vicomtesse François d'Hardivilliers, née Gabrielle Marie Renée de Clermont-Tonnerre, died at Amboise on 5 January.
[She was born at Crépan on 16 September 1922, daughter of Aynard, Duc de Clermont-Tonnerre (1884-1967) and of his wife, née Madeleine Léonie Marie Séguier (1894-1958). In 1949 she married Vicomte François d'Hardivilliers, who died in 1974.] (added 11 Jan 2004)

Arnaud Marie Olivier Le Boucher d'Hérouville died on 18 March.
[He was born at Neuilly on 29 December 1954, son of Comte Louis d'Hérouville and of his wife, née Antoinette Mac Nab. In 1979 he married Blandine de Sparre (daughter of Axel, Comte et Baron de Sparre, and of his wife, née Christiane de Clermont-Tonnerre [herself the daughter of Jean, Duc de Clermont-Tonnerre]). They had five children.] (added 3 Apr 2004)

Pierre-Hector, 6th Baron Séguier, died on 17 April.
[He was born in 1925, son of Antoine Marie Jean, Baron Séguier (1891-1978) and of his wife, née Clémentine d'Agoult. In 1949 he married Bernadette de Pins (daughter of Comte Gaston de Pins and of his wife, née Catherine de Clermont-Tonnerre [herself the daughter of Charles Henry Aimé, Prince de Clermont-Tonnerre, and of his wife, née Gabrielle de Cossé Brissac.]). He is survived by her, and by five children and sixteen grandchildren.] (added 23 Apr 2004)

The engagement was announced between Edouard Dalle (b.1975, son of Etienne Dalle and of his wife, née Guillemette de Rougé [herself the daughter of Comte Louis-René de Rougé (himself the son of Comte Stanislas de Rougé and of his wife, née uilemette de La Rochefoucauld) and of his wife, née Isabelle de Clermont-Tonnerre (herself the daughter of Aynard, 9th Duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, and of his wife, née Madeleine Seguier)]) and Virginie Aubert de Vincelles (daghter of Vicomte Jean Aubert de Vincelles and of his former wife, née Françoise Godeau, now Comtesse Gildas Riou de Kerprigent). (added 25 May 2004)

The engagement was announced between Hélène de Langle (daughter of Comte Etienne de Langle and of his wife, née Marie Le Bel de Penguilly) and Stanislas Marie Joseph Arnault de Witasse-Thézy (b.Amiens 22 April 1982, son of Bruno de Witasse-Thézy and of his wife, née Anne de Rougé [herself the daughter of Comte Louis-René de Rougé (himself the son of Comte Stanislas de Rougé and of his wife, née Guillemette de La Rochefoucauld) and of his wife, née Princess Isabelle de Clermont-Tonnerre]). (added 18 Aug 2004)
 

COLLALTO und SAN SALVATORE

Manfred Fürst von Collalto und San Salvatore died at San Salvatore on 21 July.
[He was born at Vienna on 26 September 1932, son of Oktavian Fürst von Collalto und San Salvatore (1906-1973) and of his wife, née Princess Maria Camilla zu Windisch-Grätz (1907-1991). In 1959 he married Maria de la Trinidad Castillo y Moreno. He is survived by her and by their five daughters. With him the male line of the princely branch of this house expires.] (added 31 Jul 2004)
 

COLONNA

Donna Marzia Colonna dei Principi di Paliano will marry Massimo Villa Multedo on 21 February in Rome.
[She is born in 1969 and is the only daughter of the late Don Stefano Colonna dei principi di Paliano and of the late Diana dei conti Hierschel de Minerbi.] (added 9 Feb 2004)

Don Ugo Colonna dei principi di Paliano, Duca  di San Cesareo died in Rome on 12 April.
[He was born at Bologna 14 March 1921, son of Don Piero Colonna dei principi di Paliano (1891-1939) and of his wife, née Adele Luisa Gregorini, Duchessa del Garigliano e di San Cesareo (1896-1974). He married firstly in 1958 Rosemary Barrett Murphy (1930-1977), by whom had in 1962 a son, Don Oddone. He married in 1991 Johnine Leigh and is survived by her and by his only son.] (added 18 Apr 2004)
 

CZARTORYSKI

Count Jerzy Wladislaw Potocki (son of Count Wladislaw Jan Maria Potocki and of his wife, née Princess Maria Krystyna Czartoryska) and his wife, née Agnieszka Michalak, had their first child, Hanna Maria, in Warsaw on 10 January. (added 12 Apr 2004)
 

D'ACQUARONE

Duchessa Donna Maria Emma d'Acquarone, née De Luca, died at the clinic "Villa Lieta" in Verona on 17 February.
[She was born at Sanremo in 1932, and married, as his second wife, Duca Don Luigi Filippo d'Acquarone (1920-1993), son of Conte Don Pietro d'Acquarone, 1st Duca d'Acquarone [so created 1942] , and of his wife, née Bianca Maddalena Trezza di Musella. She had two children: Conte Don Vittore and Conte Don Zeno d'Acquarone. The funeral was held at cappella di Villa Musella a S. Martino Buon Albergo, Verona, on 19 February.] (added 25 Feb 2004)
 

DALMATIE

Mrs Anthony Eden, née Manuella Merlin d'Estreux de Beugrenier, died at Petersfield on 14 December.
[She was born in 1929, daughter of Baron Hubert Merlin d'Estreux de Beugrenier (himself the son of Baron Paul Merlin d'Estreux de Beugrenier [himself the son of Baron Alfred Merlin d'Estreux de Beugrenier and of his wife, née Jeanne Gando] and of his wife, née Marie de Pechpeyrou Comminges de Guitaut [herself the daughter of Athanase de Pechpeyrou Comminges, Comte de Guitaut, Marquis d'Epoisses, and of his wife, née Louise Soult de Damatie (herself the daughter of Napoléon Hector Soult, Duc de Dalmatie, and of his wife, née Marie Desprez)]) and of his wife, née Yvonne de Souza Braga. In 1955 she married Anthony Rodney Hoffman, later Eden. She is survived by their two daughters.] (added 11 Jan 2005)
 

D'AQUINO

Don Giuseppe D'Aquino dei principi di Caramanico (b.1967, son of Don Alessandro d'Aquino, XVII Principe di Caramanico, XIV Duca di Casoli, XV Duca di Torremaggiore, IX Principe di Castelfranco, Principe di San Severo, etc., and of his wife, née Nobile Giulia Martirano) married Marchesa Donna Giulia Bevilacqua Ariosti dei duchi di Tornano (b.1973, daughter of Marchese Don Ippolito Bevilacqua Ariosti dei duchi di Tornano and of his wife, née Maria Petra dei marchesi Bargagli Petrucci) in Bologna, Italy, in October. (added 13 Nov 2004)
 

DAVOUT d'AUERSTAEDT

Baronne Jean Séré de Rivières, née Victoire d'Avout d'Auerstaedt, died on 17 February.
[She was born at Bellozanne on 25 April 1916, daughter of Louis, Duc d'Auerstaedt (1877-1958) and of his wife, née Hélène Etignard de La Faulotte. She married Baron Jean Séré de Rivières (1902-1987) in 1940.] (added 21 Feb 2004)

Jean-Louis Vicent Paul di Moro-Giafferi died at Paris on 23 May.
[He was born at Boulogne-Billancourt on 8 August 1935, son of Pierre de Moro-Giafferri and of his wife, née Claude-Andrée-France Fouga. In 1976 he married Odile d'Avout d'Auerstaedt (daughter of François d'Avout Comte d'Auerstaedt and of his first wife, née Countess Anna d'Arschot-Schoonhoven).] (added 26 May 2004)

The forthcoming marriage was announced between Pierryle d'Avout d'Auerstaedt (b.1980, daughter of Vicomte Arnaud d'Avout d'Auerstaedt, and of his wife, née Alix d'Anterroches) and Thomas Hussenet. (added 31 Jan 2004)

The engagement was announced between Victoire Le Mercier de Maisoncelle Vertille de Richemont (b.1981, daughter of Comte Jean de Richemont [himself the son of Henri, Comte de Richemont, and of his wife, née Alice Daru (herself the daughter of François, Vicomte Daru, and of his wife, née Napoléonie d’Avout d’Auerstaedt)] and of his wife, née Marie-Christine de La Rochethulon) and Comte François Costa de Beauregard (b.Paris 2 July 1980, son of Comte Albert Costa de Beauregard and of his wife, née Diane Rioult de Neuville).
 

DEVONSHIRE

Robert Michael Maclay (b.1972, elder son of the Hon Angus Grenfell Maclay, yr son of the late 2nd Baron Maclay and of his first wife, the late Hon (Elizabeth) Victoria Baillie (d.1986), herself the dau of the 3rd Baron Burton [himself the son of Hon. George Evan Michael Baillie and of his wife, née Lady Maud Cavendish, daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire]) married Flora X.H. Weaver (elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Giles Weaver) at Aberlady Parish Church on 3 April. (updated 20 Apr 2004)

Hon. Charles Gray Compton Cavendish (son and heir apparent of Nicholas Charles Cavendish, 6th Lord Chesham [of the family of the Dukes of Devonshire] and of his second wife, née Suzanne Adrienne Byrne) and his wife, née Sarah Elizabeth Dawson, had their first child, Isabella Alannah Suzanne, on 12 April. (added 21 Apr 2004)

Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire, died at Chatsworth on 3 May.
[He was born in London on 2 June 1920, second son of Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire, and of his wife, Lady Mary Gascoyne-Cecil (herself a granddaughter of the long-time Prime Minister, the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury). He became heir to the titles and estates of his family after the death in action of his elder brother, William John Robert, Marquess of Hartington, in 1944, shortly after the Marquess's marriage to Kathleen Kennedy (sister of the later U.S. President, John F.Kennedy). He himself was nephew of Lady Dorothy Cavendish, who was married to the British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan (later Earl of Stockton), under whom he served as minister. He succeeded his father as Duke in 1950. In 1941 he married Hon. Deborah Freeman-Mitford, one of the famous Mitford sisters. He is survived by her, and by two daughters and one son, Peregrine Andrew Morny, who succeeds him in the titles and estates.] (added 5 May 2004)

Stella Tennant (daughter of Hon Tobias William Tennant [himself a younger son of Christopher Grey Tennant, 2nd Lord Glenconner (1899-1983)] and of his wife, née Lady Emma Cavendish [herself the daughter of Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire, and of his wife, née Hon Deborah Freeman-Mitford]) and her husband, David Lasnet, are expecting their fourth child. (added 17 Aug 2004)

Sybil Dykes, née Cavendish, died on 3 August.
[Her home was The Garden House, Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria. She was born Sybil Moyra Cavendish on 10 August 1915, fifth daughter of Lord Richard Frederick Cavendish, PC (1871-1946) (a younger brother of the 9th Duke of Devonshire) and of his wife, Lady Moyra de Vere Beauclerk (daughter of the 10th Duke of St Albans). Sybil married on 3 June 1941 the Rev Laurence Gregson Fell Dykes (d.1993), son of the Rev. Ernest Huntingdon Dykes, MA, Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Leeds, West Yorkshire, and had issue, Michael, Rose and Catherine. The funeral takes place at Cartmel Priory (on the estate of her nephew, Baron Cavendish of Furness) on 12 August, 2004.] (added 17 Aug 2004)

Antony Ronald Legard died on 22 August.
[He was born 17 January 1912, son of D'Arcy Legard and of his wife, née Lady Edith Foljambe (herself the daughter of Cecil Foljambe, Earl of Liverpool, and of his second wife, née Susan Louisa Cavendish [of the Dukes of Devonshire]). In 1946 he married Maud Schwabe, y whom he had two sons and a daughter.] (added 30 Aug 2004)

The engagement was announced, 4 September, 2004, between Edward Perceval Hunloke (b.1969, only son of Nicholas Victor Hunloke [himself the son of Lt-Col Henry Philip Hunloke and of his wife, Lady Anne Cavendish, dau of the
9th Duke of Devonshire] and of his wife, Lady Katharine Victoria Montagu [herself the daughter of the 10th Earl of Sandwich]) and Philippa Collett (eldest daughter of David Collett, of Wiggington, Hertfordshire, and Mrs Glenda Collett, of Guildford, Surrey). (added 4 Sep 2004)

Hon. Fiona Mary Hilleary, née Baillie, died on 9 October.
[She was born 31 October 1957, daughter of Michael Evan Victor Baillie, 3d Lord Burton (himself the son of Hon. George Evan Michael Baillie and of his wife, née Lady Maud Cavendish [herself the daughter of 9th Duke of Devonshire]), and of his first wife, née Elizabeth Ursula Forster Wise. In 1982 she married Alasdair Malcolm Douglas Macleod Hilleary, by whom she had three children.] (added 17 Oct 2004)

Jason Richard Lindsay (b.1968, youngest son of the Hon. Thomas Richard Lindsay [himself a son of David Alexander Robert Lindsay, 28th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, and of his wife, née Mary Katherine Cavendish (herself the daughter of Lord Richard Frederick Cavendish, of the Dukes of Devonshire, and of his wife, née Lady Moyra de Vere Beauclerk)] and of his wife Sarah Virginia Capel Cure, of Ashmore, Wiltshire) and his wife, née Demetra Cecilia Ryder Runton (daughter of Mr & Mrs Clive Ryder Runton, of Chaseden, Mattingley, Hampshire), had their first child, Natasha, on 2 December. (added 11 Dec 2004)
 

DURFORT

Comte Christian de Ganay (son of Comte Jacques de Ganay and of his wife, née Hélène de Durfort Civrac de Lorge) died at Paris on 4 April. (added 10 Apr 2004)
 

EULENBURG u.HERTEFELD

Wolfgang (Wolf) Freiherr von Hornstein died on 9 June.
[He was born at Eferding, Upper Austria on 3 Feb 1918, son of Felix Franz Anton Freiherr von Hornstain and of his wife, née Maria Baronesse Grammont de Traves-Toulongeon. He married firstly, in 1948, Elga Jaroljmek (daughter of Edmund Jaroljmek and of his wife, née Augusta Gräfin zu Eulenburg [herself the daughter of Philipp Fürst zu Eulenburg u.Hertefeld and of his wife, née Augusta Sandels]). They divorced in 1975. He married secondly Adelheid Reinke (daughter of Ernst Reinke and of his wife, née Amalie Schmidbauer). He had a son and a daughter from his first marriage.] (added 13 Jun 2004)
 

FAUCIGNY-LUCINGE

Gisèle Fabvier died at Caluire et Cuire (Rhône) on 5 March.
[She was born at Paris on 21 March 1903. In 1924 she married Prince Humbert (Aymon) de Faucigny-Lucinge. They divorced in 1930. Her only child was Aymon, Prince de Faucigny-Lucinge et Coligny (1925-2000).] (added 9 Apr 2004)

Onéïda d'Andigné died on 16 August.
[She was born Onéïda Marie Charlotte Béatrix Hélène d'Andigné at Paris on 2 April 1936, daughter of Comte Charles d'Andigné and of his wife, Princess Françoise de Faucigny-Lucinge. From 1954 to 1980 she was married to Olivier Marie Georges du Couëdic de Kerérant (1928-1993), by whom she had a son and a daughter.] (added 22 Aug 2004)
 

FRANCO

Jaime Ardid Martínez-Bordíu (b.Madrid 28 September 1976, son of Rafael Ardid y Villoslada and of his wife, née Mariola Martinez-Bordiu y Franco [herself the daughter of Cristobal Martinez-Bordiu and of his wife, Maria del Carmen, Duquesa de Franco]) married Carmen Panadero Reyes at Pazo de Meirás on 17 July. (added 27 Jul 2004)
 

GALITZINE

Princess Sheilagh Galitzine died at London on 28 March.
[She was born at Didsbury, Manchester, on 24 March 1920, and was married from 1952 to 1961 to Prince Yuri Galitzine (1919-2002). They had a son and a daughter together. Note: I had originally been given the death date as 27 March 2004, but the authors of the great book on the Galitzine family say it was 28 March.] (updated 5 Mar 2005)

Princess Marina Dimitrievna Galitzine (daughter of Prince Dimitri Nicolaievitch Galitzine and of his late wife, née Eileen Patricia Brinsmade Wingfield) and her husband, Alexander Fedoroff. had their fourth child and second daughter, Paraskeva, on 7 March. (added 20 Apr 2004)

Princess Marta Galitzine, née Gyorik de Salanky, died at Crystal City, Virginia, on 2 May.
[She was the widow of Prince Ivan Galitzine-Mouravline (1945-1999). Here is the obituary published in The Washington Post on 9 May 2004: "Marta Eva Erzseberth Galitzin, 57, co-owner of several Ollie's Trolleys restaurants in the Washington area, died of breast cancer May 2 at her home in Crystal City. Mrs. Galitzin owned a number of businesses over the years with her husband, culminating in the Ollie's Trolley at the Harrington Hotel in downtown Washington since the 1990s. She and her husband also operated the hotel's cafe until 2002. She was born in Budapest and escaped to Denmark after the 1956 revolution. The family immigrated to the United States in 1959, and Mrs. Galitzin graduated from the former Gordon Junior High School and the former Western High School in Washington. She also attended Hood College in Frederick. She worked as a hospital administrator at George Washington Hospital in the 1960s, as an administrative assistant at the Gunner Architectural firm in Bethesda and as an administrative assistant at the Daniel Mann Johnson Mendel architectural and engineering firm in Washington. Mrs. Galitzin and her husband operated fruit stands in front of FBI headquarters in Washington in the 1970s. They owned the Csardas Restaurant in Crystal City during the 1980s, and after selling it they began operating Crystal City Motors in Arlington. She and her husband began buying and operating several Ollie's Trolleys in the late 1980s, including ones in Crystal City, at 14th and F streets NW in downtown Washington, on Georgia Avenue and in Silver Spring. Mrs. Galitzin was not good at math in school but ended up doing the bookkeeping for all the businesses, said a brother, Tamas Gyorik de Salanky of Washington. The Galitzins were assisted in the operation of their businesses by their immediate and extended families, many of them from Hungary and Russia. "Their business would never have survived without the assistance of [in-laws] Peter and Barbara Galitzin and Marianna and Siegfried Velasco, as well as their children, Sonya and Siege Jr.," her brother said. Her husband of 33 years, Ivan Mouravline Galitzin, died in 1999. In addition to her brother, survivors include a daughter, Tatiana Galitzin of Arlington; her mother, Ilona Maria Gyorik of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two sisters, Elizabeth Debilius of Gaithersburg and Eva Salanky of Paris; and another brother, Zoltan F. Gyorik of Zalaegerszeg, Hungary."](added 11 May 2004)

Nicholas Laing and his wife, Princess Catherine Galitzine (daughter of Prince George Galitzine and of his second wife, née Jean Dawnay) had their first child, George Augustus Grant, on 19 August. (added 30 Aug 2004)

Comte Guillaume André Florent Marie Ghislain de Bertier de Sauvigny, priest, historian, and professor, died in early October.
[He was born at Boulogne-sur-Mer on 21 March 1912, son of Comte Pierre de Bertier de Sauvigny (himself the son of Comte Emmanuel de Berier de Sauvigny [himself the son of Comte Ferdinand de Bertier de Sauvigny and of his wife, Princess Marie Petrovna Galitzine] and of his wife, née Marie-Mathilde de Fontaines) and of his wife, née Emma Osterriete.] (added 11 Oct 2004)
 

GALLARATI-SCOTTI

Don Federico Gallarati-Scotti dei principi di Molfetta, Marchese di Cerano (son of Don Fulco Gallarati-Scotti, Principe di Molfetta (1878-1966) and of his wife, née Contessa Aurelia Cittadella-Vigodarzere (1895-1978)) died in Rome on 28 May. He was born in 1922 and married in 1945 Donna Lavinia Taverna dei conti di Landriano (1924-1997). He leaves four daughters; one of them, Donna Stefanina Gallarati-Scotti, is married to Don Camillo, Prince Aldobrandini. (added 15 Jun 2004)
 

GHIKA

It was announced on Royauté that Princess Alexandra Ghika-Cantacuzene died on 27 July at age 101.
[She was born in 1902, daughter of Prince Nicholas Ghika and of his wife, née Irina Cantacuzino.And she was married to
General Robert Bossy, ADC to King Michael of Romania.] (updated 12 Sep 2004)
 

GIOVANELLI

Donna Ginevra dei principi Giovannelli (b.Rome 25 Jun 1964, daughter of Principe Don Alberto Giovanelli and of his wife, née Latizia Isabella Caproni dei Conti di Taliedo) married Luc Pierre Lescaut in the the garden around the Private Chapel of the Casale Fogaccia, Rome, on 18 July. The ceremony was conducted by Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino. (updated 30 Jul 2004)
 

GIRONDA

Donna Maria Cristina Gironda, Principessa e Marchesa di Canneto, née Greppi dei conti di Bussero e di Corneliano, died in Brescia on 29 May.
[She was born in 1940, daughter of the late Don Franco Greppi dei conti di Bussero e di Corneliano and of his wife, née Isabella Gnecchi Ruscone. She married Don Francesco Gironda, Principe e Marchese di Canneto and is survived by him, two daughters and one son.] (added 15 Jun 2004)
 

GONZAGA di VESCOVATO

Principe e Marchese Don Ferrante Gonzaga di Vescovato (b.1966, son of  Principe e Marchese Don Corrado Gonzaga di Vescovato and of  his first wife, Nobile Maria Luisa Bellini, and nephew of the Head of the Gonzaga House, His Serene Highness Don Maurizio, Prince Gonzaga) and his wife Orsola Bocchi, had their first child, a son, Principe e Marchese Don
Corrado, on 28 July 2004. (added 4 Feb 2005)
 

GRAFTON

Alexander Patrick Murray Threipland (son of Stuart Murray William Threipland and of his wife, née Belinda Mary Musker [herself the daughter of Anthony Dermot Melloney Musker and of his wife, née Hon. Mary Angela Fitzroy (herself the daughter of the 2nd Viscount Daventry, of the family of the Dukes of Grafton)]) and his wife, née Lady Sophia Elizabeth Herbert (daughter of the late Henry George Charles Alexander Herbert, 17th Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery, and of his first wife, née Claire Rose Pelly) had their first child, Finnian Wyndham, on 13 April. (added 20 Apr 2004)

Lady Arabella Casey (daughter of John Edward Pelham, 7th Earl of Yarborough [(1920-1991), himself the son of Marcus Herbert Pelham, 6th Earl of Yarborough, and of his wife, née Hon. Pamela Douglas-Pennant (herself the daughter of Edward Sholto Douglas-Pennant, 3rd Lord Penrhyn, and of his wife, née Hon. Blanche Fitzroy [of the family of the Lords Southampton and Dukes of Grafton])] and of his wife, née Florence Ann Petronell Upton) married Lt-Col Jeremy M.D. Moger on 19 April.
[Lady Arabella had first married, in 1984, Christopher Casey, and has issue by him.] (added 21 Apr 2004)

Mark Cann and his wife, née Emma Frances Peter-Hoblyn (daughter of George Henry Peter-Hoblyn and of his wife, née Susanna Diana Georgina Fitzroy [of the Dukes of Grafton]) had their second and third children, Frederick John Henry, and Barnaby George Alexander, on 1 July. (added 14 Jul 2004)

The engagement was announced between Luke A. de Haan (son of Mr and Mrs Julian de Haan, of Forthampton, Glos) and Vanessa Zoë Tyrell-Kenyon (daughter of the late Hon. Richard Tyrell-Kenyon [himself the son of the 5th Lord Kenyon] and of his first wife, née Davina Jane Jessel [herself the daughter of David Charles George Jessel (himself the grandson of Sir Charles James Jessel, Bt.) and of his first wife, née Hon. Amelia Grace Fitzroy (herself the daughter of the 2nd Viscount Daventry, of the Dukes of Grafton)]). (added 27 Sep 2004)

Edward St.George (husband of Lady Henrietta Fitzroy [herself the daughter of Hugh, 11th Duke of Grafton, and of his wife, née Ann Fortune Smith]) died at Houston, Texas, on 20 December. (added 26 Dec 2004)
 

GRAMONT

Comte René de Gramont died at Neuilly-sur-Seine on 30 December.
[He was born at Paris on 1 May 1927, son of Comte Louis-René de Gramont (himself the son of Agénor, Duc de Gramont, and of his second wife, née Baroness Marguerite de Rothschild) and of his wife, née Antoinette de Rochechouart de Mortemart (herself the daughter of Comte René de Rochechouart, Comte de Mortemart, and of his wife, née Elisabeth de Riquet de Caraman). In 1958 he married Laure de Caissaigne de Beaufort de Miramon-Fitzjames (daughter of Henri Jacques François Georges de Caissaigne de Beaufort de Miramon-Fitzjames and of his wife, née Marie-Hélène de Saporta). He is survived by her and by their son, Comte Arnaud de Gramont, and their daughter, Syvlie, Comtesse Jean de Quatrebarbes, and by several grandchildren.] (added 2 Jan 2005)
 

HAMILTON & BRANDON

The engagement was announced 9 January, 2004 between Geordie Fergus Douglas-Hamilton (b.1969, son of Alasdair Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, of Lessudden, Roxburghshire, and of his wife, née Angela Kathleen Longley) and Katarzyna E. Muszynska (daughter of Pan Adam Muszynski and the late Pani Krystyna Muszynska, of Koszalin, Poland).
[Alasdair Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton is son of the late Lord Malcolm Avondale Douglas-Hamilton (son of the 13th Duke of Hamilton and Brandon) and of his wife, née Clodagh Pamela Bowes-Lyon.] (added 11 Jan 2004)
 

HARCOURT

Tugdual Robert de Boisfossée (son of Patrick Robert de Boisfossée and of his wife, née Agnès Amyot du Mesnil Gaillard) and his wife, née Aurélie de Mougins-Roquefort (daughter of Albert Paul Jacques Marie, Comte de Mougins-Roquefort, and of his wife, née Jehanne Pourroy de l'Auberivière de Quinsonas [herself the daughter of François Henri Maxime Marie Pourroy de l'Auberivière Comte de Quinsonas and of his wife, née Amicie d'Harcourt]), had their first child, Eléonore, at Paris on 23 January. (added 24 May 2004)

Comte Patrice Le Grelle (son of Comte Alain Le Grelle and of his wife, née Alix Le Sergent d'Hendecourt-Gontreuil [herself the daughter of Edouard Le Sergent Comte d'Hendecourt-Gontreuil and of his wife, née Marthe d'Harcourt (herself the daughter of Comte Robert d'Harcourt and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Riquet Princess de Caraman-Chimay)]) and his wife, née Marie-Dominique Rotsaert de Hertaing, had their third child, Rosalie, on 5 April.
[Their first two children are named Elisa and Joséphine.] (added 8 May 2004)

Henri, Baron de Roubin, died on 12 April.
[He was born at Versailles on 10 December 1919, son of Victor, Baron de Roubin (1884-1944), and of his wife, née Elisabeth de Bardon de Segonzac (1888-1966). In 1945 he married Elisabeth d'Harcourt (daughter of Comte Jean d'Harcourt (1885-1980) and of his wife, née Géneviève des Réaulx (1888-1983). He is survived by her and by five of their six children.] (added 21 Apr 2004)

Count Axel d’Harcourt (son of Count Louis Marc d’Harcourt and of his wife, née Thérèse de Sesmaisons) married Countess Marie Daphné Nathalie Ghislaine de Beauffort (b.Hammersmith 15 Jul 1973, daughter of Count Olivier de Beauffort and of his wife, née Countess Véronique de T’Serclaes) in a civil ceremony at Pargny-lès-Reims on 19 June 2004, and a religious ceremony at Bois-Seigneur-Isaac (Belgium) on 17 July 2004. (added 17 May 2004)

The engagement was announced between Alexis Richer des Forges (son of Charles Richer des Forges and of his wife, née Axelle de Moustier) and Françoise d'Harcourt (daughter of Comte Amédée-Bernard d'Harcourt and of his wife, née Claire du Bessey de Contenson). The banns were published at Paris on 29 December. (updated 4 Jan 2005)

The forthcoming marriage was announced between Comte Jean-Hugues d'Harcourt (son of Comte Georges d'Harcourt and of his wife, née Isabelle Jouan de Kervenoael) and Isabelle d'Arlot de Cumond (daughter of Comte Louis d'Arlot de Cumond and of his wife, née Gilda de Laubespin). The banns were published at Paris on 7 July. (added 17 Jul 2004)

The engagement was announced betwen Marie Hennegrave (daughter of Antoine Hennegrave and of his wife, née Françoise Le Sergent d'Hendecourt-Gontreuil [herself the daughter of Comte Edouard Le Sergent d'Hendecourt-Gontreuil and of his wife, née Marthe d'Harcourt (herself the daughter of Comte Robert d'Harcourt and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Riquet, Comtesse de Caraman-Chimay)]) and Bertrand d'Ardier (son of Michel d'Ardier and of his wife, née Martine de La Bachellerie). (added 20 Oct 2004)

Bruno de Parscau du Plessix (son of Vicomte Henri de Parscau du Plessix and of his wife, née Emmanuelle d'Harcourt) married Quitterie Béhaghel at Cogny on 10 July. (added 28 Dec 2004)

The Baronne de Candé, née Hélène de Fraguier, died on 30 December.
[She was born at paris on 30 November 1924, daughter of Bertrand de Fraguier (himself the son of Amédée de Fraguier and of his wife, née Marie-Thérèse Perrot de Chezelles) and of his wife, née Marie Cernesco. In 1948 she married Baron Roland de Candé (son of Baron Jacques de Candé and of his wife, née Marguerite de Montholon-Semonville [herself the daughter of Jean, Marquis de Montholon-Semonville, Principe d'Umbriano del Precetto, and of his wife, née Hélène d'Harcourt]). She is survived by him and by one son and two grandchildren.] (added 11 Jan 2005)
 

HATZFELDT

Ferdinand Graf von Hatzfeldt and his wife, née Joana Maria Lupu, had their first child, Carl Adrian Sebastian Johannes Nicolas, at Munich on 6 February. (added 8 May 2004)

Natalie Gräfin von Hatzfeldt-Trachenberg-Tschirschky (daughter of Hermann Fürst von Hatzfeldt and of his wife, née Elisabeth von Tschirschky und Bogendorff) died in Vienna on 21 June. (added 14 Sep 2004)
 

HÉNIN

Baronne Jean de La Bouillerie, née Anne de Goulaine, died on 12 August.
[She was born Anne Marie Marguerite de Goulaine at Saumur on 21 October 1911, daughter of Comte Alain de Goulaine (1879-1941) and of his wife, née Henriette de Carayon-Latour (1881-1968) (herself the daughter of Baron Jean-Marie-Henri de Carayon-Latour and of his wife, née Marguerite d'Alsace d'Hénin Liétard [herself the daughter of Simon-Gérard, Marquis d'Alsace, 2nd Prince d'Hénin, and of his wife, née Baronne Angélique van Brienen]). She married at Paris on 18 and 20 February 1933 her cousin Baron Jean Roullet de La Bouillerie (1904-1989).] (added 18 Aug 2004)
 

HERCOLANI

Conte Don Andrea Hercolani, 10th Prince Hercolani, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, died in France on 11 July.
[He was born at Rome on 21 April 1926, son of Conte Don Astorre Hercolani, Prince Hercolani (1877-1944), and of his wife, née Donna Santa Borghese dei Principi di Sulmona. He had married in 1952 Donna Maria Laudomia dei Principi del Drago; they divorced in 1975. He had one daughter, Orsina, who married Filippo Cerulli Irelli. He is succeeded as Prince Hercolani by his brother Don Adriano (born 5 February 1929), who married Clara Banchini in 1964. They have four sons.] (added 19 Jul 2004)
 

IMPERIALI

The engagement was announced between Countess Hélène de Looz-Corswarem (daughter of Count Benoît de Looz-Corswarem [himself the son of Count Arnold de Looz-Corswarem and of his wife, née Donna Jeanne Imperiali dei Principi di Francavilla] and of his wife, née Cathérine de Taisne de Raymonval [herself the daughter of Baron Charles Stanislas de Taisne de Raymonval and of his wife, née Nicole d'Harcourt]) and Baron Jean-Philippe de Villenfagne de Vogelsanck (son of Baron Patrick de Villenfagne de Vogelsanck and of his wife, née Marie Bénédicte Fabribeckers de Cortils et Grâce). (added 14 Feb 2004)

The engagement was announced between Geoffroy de La Barre de Nanteuil (b.1967, son of Vicomte Amaury de la Barre de Nanteuil and of his wife, née Chantal de Romanet de Beaune [herself the daughter of Comte Pierre de Romanet de Beaune and of his wife, née Monique Imperiali dei Principi di Francavilla]) and Stacey Jessiman (daughter of Ian L. Jessiman and of his wife, née Rae Burrell). (added 2 Mar 2004)

Comte Arnaud de Pontac (son of Comte Bertrand de Pontac and of his wife, née Sylvie Périer de Feral de Schwarz) and his wife, née Comtesse Bérengère de Looz-Corswarem (daughter of Comte Arnould de Looz-Corswarem [himself the son of Comte Louis de Looz-Corswarem and of his wife, née Agnès Mélin de Vadicourt] and of his wife, née Comtesse Andrée de Looz-Corswarem [herself the daughter of Comte Arnold de Looz-Corswarem and of his wife, née Nina Imperiali dei Principi di Francavilla]), had their first child, Gloria, at Paris on 1 July. (added 11 Jul 2004)

Lavinia de Pret Roose de Calesberg (b.Ixelles 1977, daughter of Count Arnould de Pret Roose de Calesberg [himself the son of Count Philippe de Pret Roose de Calesberg and of his wife, née Countess Marie-José de Liedekerke de Pailhe (herself daughter of Count Gaston de Liedekerke de Pailhe and of his wife née Anne Imperiali dei principi de Francavilla)] and of his wife née Maureen (of the vicomtes) le Sergeant d’Hendecourt) is engaged to marry baron Charles-Antoine de Moffarts (b.Ixelles 1970, son of the late baron Antoine de Moffarts and of his former wife née Claudine (of the barons) du Roy de Blicquy, now Madame Philippe Muûls). (added 22 Dec 2004)
 

ISCHITELLA

Immacolata dei conti Calvi dei conti di Bergolo (daughter of Gregorio dei conti Calvi dei conti di Bergolo [himself brother-in-law of the late Princess Jolanda of Savoy and of the late Prince Aage of Denmark, count of Rosenborg] and of Donna Maria Immacolata de Vargas Machuca, Principessa di Ischitella) died in Turin on 17 July.
[She was born in 1943 and married in 1964 Vittorio Amedeo dei conti Rossi di Montelera (1931-1990). She leaves an only child, Umberto dei conti Rossi di Montelera.] (added 30 Jul 2004)
 

JABLONOWSKI

Zofia Puslowska, née Princess Zofia Jablonowska, Dame of Honour & Devotion in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, died on 16 December.
[With her death the Princely House of Jablonowski has become extinct and the final chapter has been closed on a 500 year story. Zofia was the daughter of HSH Stanislaw, 4th Furst Jablonowski and, for 68 years, was the beloved wife of Xavier Puslowski (1906-1998), the son of Count Wladyslaw Puslowski by his wife Princess Christina Pignatelli d'Aragon y Cortes (herself the daughter of Emily Frances Ida Cavendish of the Devonshire line and thus a cousin of The Queen). Zofia and Xavier died without issue.] (added 18 Dec 2004)
 
 

KINSKY

Johannes Graf Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau died on 5 August.
[He was born at Prague on 22 March 1937, son of Ferdinand Graf Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (1907-1969) and of his wife, née Henriette Gräfin von Ledebur-Wicheln (1910-2002). In 1964 he married Eleonore Gräfin von Trauttmansdorff- Weinsberg. He is survived by her and by their four children.] (added 7 Aug 2004)
 

KROPOTKIN

Elisabeth Sidorov, née Princess Kropotkin, died at Novato, California, on 30 June.
[She was born at Moscow on 28 May 1917, only child of Prince Ivan Alexeievich Kropotkin (1889-1928) and of his wife, née Vera Nikolaevna Mestcherinov. In 1940 she married Peter Feodorovich Sidorov (1911-1977). She had one child, Vera, who is married to Robert Eby.] (added 6 Jul 2004)
 

LANNES de MONTEBELLO

Mathieu Diesse died on 2 July.
[He was born at Bordeaux on 3 February 1926. In 1955 he married Marguerite Lannes de Montebello (daughter of Napoléon Lannes, Duc de Montebello (1903-1988) and of his second wife, née Princess Diane de Broglie (1907-1987).] (added 11 Jul 2004)

Jean-Michel Lannes de Montebello, Marquis de Montebello (elder son of Maurice, Duc de Montebello, and of his wife, née Johanna Meyer-Ratken), died in an automobile accident near Saint-Crépin- de-Richemont on 7 August. (added 9 Aug 2004)
 

LANTE DELLA ROVERE

Don Niccolo dei Marchesi Sacchetti (only son of Don Marcello [himself the son of the Marquis Don Giovanni Battista and of his wife, nèe Donna Matilde dei Duchi Lante della Rovere] and of his wife, nèe Baronessa Beatrice Van der Elst) is engaged to marry Daria Crocianelli in Rome on June 2, 2004. (added 25 May 2004)
 

La ROCHEFOUCAULD

Patrick Gaignault died at Chateauroux on 5 March.
[He was born at Boulogne-Billancourt on 4 June 1952, son of Robert Gaignault and of his wife, née Jacqueline Roques-Rogery. In 1979 he married Astrid de La Rochefoucauld (eldest child of Comte Robert de La Rochefoucauld and of his wife, née Bernadette Emé de Marcieu de Gontaut-Biron). They had four children: Maxime (b.1982), Timothée (b.1982), Caroline (b.1986), and Benjamin (b.1988).] (added 9 Mar 2004)

Comte Anselme de La Rochefoucauld (son of Comte Aimery de La Rochefoucauld and of his wife, née Yannick du Bois-Jagu de La Villerabel) and his wife, née Virginie de Marin des Bouillières, had their first child, Charles, on 3 April. (added 12 Apr 2004)

Guillaume de Winter and his wife, née Gaëlle Brochard de La Rochebrochard (daughter of Vicomte Hervé Brochard de La Rochebrochard and of his former wife, née Marie-Geneviève de La Rochefoucauld) had a daughter, Inès, at Paris on 22 April. (added 14 Jun 2004)

Vincent Puvis de Chavannes (son of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and of his wife, née Hélène de Guyon de Geis de Pampelonne) married Aude de Vasselot de Régné (daughter of Yves, Marquis de Vasselot de Régné [himself the son of Armand, Marquis de Vasselot de Régné, and of his wife, née Jeanne Marie de Curel (herself the daughter of Vicomte Charles de Curel and of his wife, née Marie de La Rochefoucauld)], and of his wife, née Marguerite Marie Huon de Kermadec) on 10 July. (updated 12 Sep 2004)

Ronan Le Jumeau de Kergaradec (son of Georges Le Jumeau, Vicomte de Kargaradec, and of his wife, née Claude Morand) married Chantal de Vasselot de Régné (daughter of Yves, Marquis de Vasselot de Régné [himself the son of Armand, Marquis de Vasselot de Régné, and of his wife, née Jeanne Marie de Curel (herself the daughter of Vicomte Charles de Curel and of his wife, née Marie de La Rochefoucauld)], and of his wife, née Marguerite Marie Huon de Kermadec) at Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole on 28 August. (updated 12 Dec 2004)

Comte Pierre de La Rochefoucauld (son of Comte Jacques de La Rochefoucauld and of his wife, née Béatrice Gilli) married Alix van der Kemp (b.Paris 19 August 1976, daughter of Frank van der Kemp and of Mme Elisabeth de Ribes) at Versainville on 24 September. (updated 18 Dec 2004)

Jeanne Marie, Duchesse de La Rochefoucauld, died at Neuilly-sur-Seine on 23 September.
[She was born at Paris on 21 September 1921, daughter of Vicomte Jean de Villers du Terrage and of his wife, née Ruth King. From 1948 to 1967 she was married to Prince Martin Lubomirski (1914-1977), by whom she had a son, Prince Ladislas Lubomirski, and a daughter, Princess Isabelle, who was married to Renaud de Méhérenc de Saint-Pierre. In 1967 she married François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, who survives her.] (added 27 Sep 2004)

Comte Eric de La Rochefoucauld and his wife, née Domitille Destremau, had their first child, Agathe, on 25 October. (added 12 Dec 2004)

The Comtesse de Kergolay, née Louise de Lambilly, died on 11 November.
[She was born at Nantes on 9 August 1916, daughter of Louis Gabriel de Lambilly and of his wife, née Marie du Hamel de Breuil. In 1942 she married Comte Aymar Alfred Ferdinand de Kergolay (1910-1974), son of Comte Thibaut de Kergolay (himself the son of Comte Louis Jean Octave de Kergolay and of his wife, née Marie Brigitte Hélène de La Rochefoucauld) and of his wife, née Countess Simone de Liedekerke-Beaufort. She is survived by their four sons, two daughters, and many grandchildren.] (added 17 Nov 2004)

The engagement was announced between Vincent Magnan (son of Alain Magnan and of his wife, née Benoîte de Quatrebarbes) and Adélaïde de Lesquen du Plessis Casso (daughter of Vicomte Louis-René de Lesquen du Plessis Casso and of his wife, née Marie-Chantal de Vasselot de Régné [herself the daughter of Armand, Marquis de Vasselot de Régné, and of his wife, née Jeanne Marie Françoise Michelle de Curel (herself the daughter of Marie Albert Louis Charles de Curel and of his wife, née Marie Louise Françoise de La Rochefoucauld)]). (added 11 Jan 2005)

Bruno Flesselles and his wife, née Laure de Montrichard (daughter of Comte Christian de Montrichard and of his wife, née Madeleine de La Rochefoucauld) had their second child together, her third, Gaspard, on 28 December. (added 25 Apr 2005)
 

La TOUR d'AUVERGNE-LAURAGUAIS

Hervé Borne (son of Serge Borne and of his wife, née Francine Bonnet) and his wife, née Arielle de La Tour d'Auvergne-Lauraguais (daughter of the late Georges-Henri, Prince de La Tour-d'Auvergne-Lauraguais and of his wife, née Marie-Solange Picot de Moras d'Aligny) had their first child, Cyprien, on 22 February. (added 13 Mar 2004)
 

LEEDS

The engagement was announced 10 January, 2004, between Professor the Hon (Nicholas) Adrian Oliver Lyttelton (b.1937, youngest son of the late 1st Viscount Chandos, KG, DSO, MC, and of his wife Lady Moira Godolphin Osborne, dau of the 10th Duke of Leeds) and the Hon Mrs Margaret Lumley-Savile (widow of the Hon Henry Leoline Thornhill Lumley-Savile [who was heir presumptive to his brother, the 3rd Baron Savile] and daughter of Mr and Mrs Edward Phillips, of Vancouver, Canada). (added 11 Jan 2004)
 

LEINSTER

According to a Daily Telegraph announcement, Stephen Thompstone and Lady Francesca Fitzgerald became the parents of a daughter, Amelia, born at Oxford on 29 April.
[Lady Francesca is the elder daughter of Maurice Fitzgerald, Marquess of Kildare (himself the son and heir of Gerald Fitzgerald, 8th Duke of Leinster, and of his second wife, née Anne Smith), and of his wife, née Fiona Hollick. I had seen an announcement in 2002 that Lady Francesca was engaged to marry one Patrick John Rice.The birth announcement does not seem to imply that Lady Francesca and Mr. Thompstone are married.] (added 8 May 2004)

Gerald Fitzgerald, 8th Duke of Leinster, died on 3 December.
[He was born on 27 May 1914, son of Edward, 7th Duke of Leinster, and of his first wife, née May Etheridge. He was married from 1936 to 1946 to Joane Kavanagh. In 1946 he married, secondly, Anne Smith. He is survived by two daughters from the first marriage, and by two sons from the second, the elder of whom, Maurice, succeeds as 9th Duke.] (added 11 Dec 2004)
 

LEVIS-MIREPOIX

Comte Patrick de Talhouët de Boisorhand (son of Comte Charles de Talhouët de Boisorhand [himself the son of Comte Gérard de Talhouët de Boisorhand and of his wife, née Marie-Claire de Lévis-Mirepoix] and of his wife, née Alix de Montesquiou Fezensac [herself the daughter of Comte Bernard de Montesquiou Fezensac and of his wife, née Christiane Revel]) and his wife, née Héloïse Bussenault (daughter of Michel Bussenault and of his wife, née Chantal Pihouée), had their second child, Gaspard, at Paris on 13 April. (added 5 Jun 2004)
 

LIGNE

Carlos de Saavedra y Ozores, Marques de Villalobar y de Guimarey died at Madrid on 9 June.
[He was born at Madrid on 18 August 1912, and married in 1941 Princess Isabelle de Ligne ((1921-2000), daughter of Eugène, Prince de Ligne, and of his wife, née Philippine de Noailles). He is survived by numerous children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.] (added 12 Jun 2004)

The engagement was announced between Marie-Corentine de Poulpiquet de Halgouët (daughter of Vicomte Ronald de Poulpiquet de Halgouët and of his former wife, née Véronique de Chabot-Tramecourt, now Princess Alain Murat [herself the daughter of Vicomte Renaud de Chabot-Tramecourt (himself the son of Vicomte Robert de Chabot-Tramecourt and of his wife, née Princess Henriette de Ligne) and of his wife, née Clotilde de Chabot-Tramecourt]) and Clovis Taittinger (son of M. and Mme. Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger). (added 26 Nov 2004)

The engagement was announced between Comte Arnould de Villegas de Saint-Pierre Jette (son of Comte Philippe de Villegas de Saint-Pierre Jette and of his former wife, Comtesse Anne-Louise d'Oultremont [herself the daughter of Comte Charles-Emile d'Oultremont (himself the son of Comte Hadelin d'Oultremont and of his wife, Princess Hélène de Ligne) and of his wife, née Béatrice Baronne van der Straten-Waillet]) and Elizabeth Jefferies (daughter of Mr and Mrs Jack Jefferies). (added 26 Nov 2004)

Princess Elisabeth de Ligne (b.1983, daughter of Prince Wauthier de Ligne [himself the son of Prince Michel de Ligne and of his wife née Princess Alix of Luxembourg] and of his wife née Countess Régine de Renesse) is engaged to marry Baron Baudouin Gillès de Pélichy (b.1982, son of baron Didier Gillès de Pélichy and of his wife née Noëla (of the viscounts) de Biolley). (added 4 Dec 2004)

Anne-Charlotte de Chabannes (daughter of Alain Comte de Chabannes [himself a grandson of Henri, Marquis de Chabannes, and of his wife, née Mahaut de Béthune (of the Princes de Béthune-Hesdigneul)] and of his wife, née Philippine de Chabot-Tramecourt [herself the daughter of Renaud Vicomte de Chabot-Tramecourt (himself the son of Robert Vicomte de Chabot-Tramecourt and of his wife, née Princess Henriette de Ligne) and of his wife, née Clotilde de Chabot-Tramecourt]) married Tanguy Hermanns (son of Philippe Hermanns and of his wife, née Claire Le Fèvere de Ten Hove) on 31 July. (added 24 Dec 2004)

Clotilde de Vigneral (daughter of Comte Georges Bernard de Vigneral and of his wife, née Elisabeth de Chabot-Tramecourt [herself the daughter of Vicomte Renaud de Chabot-Tramecourt (himself the son of Vicomte Robert de Chabot-Tramecourt and of his wife, Princess Henriette de Ligne) and of his wife, née Clotilde de Chabot-Tramecourt]) married Nicolas Chancerelle de Roquancourt-Kéravel (son of Geoffroy Chancerelle de Roquancourt-Kéravel and of his wife, née Odile Dimier de La Brunetière) at Ville-Saint-Jacques on 7 August. (added 24 Dec 2004)

Mrs Peter Whitwell, née Princess Hélène de Ligne, died at Uccle on 2 December.
[She was born at The Hague on 9 June 1917, daughter of Prince Albert de Ligne and of his wife, née Marie Louise Calley Saint-Paul de Sincay. In 1948 she married Peter Whitwell.] (added 5 Dec 2004)
 

LINARES

Don Álvaro de Zulueta Ansaldo, Duque de Linares (b.6 Nov 1969), married Ana Conde Basa (b.Madrid 4 Oct 1976, daughter of Juan Antonio Conde y de Oya, Marques de Casas Novas, and of his wife, née Doña Esperanza Basa Maldonado [herself the daughter of Ignacio Basa y Travesedo and a descendant of Queen Maria Cristina of Spain and of her second husband, Fernando Muñoz]), apparently in July. (added 1 Aug 2004)
 

LUBOMIRSKI

Count André Potocki died in January.
[He was born at Miedzyrzec on 15 August 1927, son of Count Andrzej Potocki and of his wife, née Countess Sophie Tarnowska (herself the daughter of Count Zdislav Tarnowski and of his wife, née Countess Sophia Potocka [herself the daughter of Count Artur Potocki and of his wife, née Princess Rosa Lubomirska]). From 1950 to 1965 he was married to Marie-Henriette Durye. He later marries Françoise Escudier.] (added 17 Jan 2004)

Prince Jan Eugeniusz Lubomirski (only child of Prince Stanislaw Stefan Lubomirski-Lanckoronski and of his wife, née Eva Tarnawiecka) and his wife, née Dominika Kulczyk (daughter of  Jan Kulczyk and of his wife, née Grazyna Lagoda) had their first child, a son, at Poznan on 17 July. The child's name is as yet unknown to me. (added 18 Dec 2004)
 

LUCCHESI PALLI

Matthias Graf Calice (son of Franz Otto Heinrich Graf Calice and of his wife, néeMaria Eleonore Zaubzer) and his wife, née Donna Stefania Lucchesi Palli dei Principi di Campofranco (daughter of Conte Don Umberto Lucchesi Palli and of his wife, née Maria Clara Maglietta) had their second child, Francesco Umberto, in London on 18 October. (added 29 Oct 2004)
 

MAGENTA

Comte Guy de Francqueville died in February.
[He was born at Paris on 10 May 1917, son of Comte Bernard de Francqueville (who died during deportation to Dachau) and of his wife, née Anne de La Forest d'Armaillé. In 1946 her married Monique Copin de Miribel (daughter of Comte Guy de Miribel and of his wife, née Marthe de Mac Mahon [herself the daughter of Emmanuel de Mac Mahon, Comte de Mac Mahon, a younger son of the first Duc de Magenta]). He is survived by her and by their seven children.] (added 9 Feb 2004)

Adélaïde de Mac Mahon de Magenta (b.Autun 3 October 1978, daughter of Philippe, marquis de Mac Mahon, duc de Magenta (1938-2002), and of his first wife, née Claire-Marguerite Schindler (b.1953 and later married to comte Robert de Demandolx-Dedons)) married Romain Pezet de Corval (b.1979, third son of Yves Pezet de Corval and of his wife, née Isabelle de Chavagnac) in a religious ceremony on 15 May at the Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine de Saint-Maximin la Sainte Baume (Var). They had been married civilly at Lusigny on 3 April. (updated 16 Aug 2004)

Jean-Alain Ratiaray and his wife, née Isabelle Jaboulet-Vercherre (daughter of Pierre Jaboulet-Vercherre and of his former wife, née Véronique de Mac Mahon de Magenta [herself the daughter of Maurice de Mac Mahon, Duc de Magenta, and of his wife, née Marguerite de Riquet, Comtesse de Chimay et de Caraman]) had their second child, Adéle. (added 11 Jul 2004)
 

MAILLY-NESLE

Comte Géraud du Pouget de Nadaillac (son of Comte Bertrand du Pouget de Nadaillac and of his wife, née Anne de Rodorel de Seilhac) and his wife, née Anne-Victoire de Mailly Nesle (daughter of Guy, Marquis de Mailly Nesle, Prince d'Orange [himself the son of Jean, Marquis de Mailly Nesle (1915-2001) and of his wife, née Isabelle de La Rchefoucauld], and of his wife, née Manuela Frèrejean de Chavagneux), had their third child, Charles, at London on 17 May. (added 5 Jun 2004)
 

MANCHESTER

Kathryn, Lady Dugdale, died on 12 March.
[She was born 4 November 1923 as Kathryn Edith Helen Stanley, daughter of Rt Hon Oliver Stanley, PC, MC, MP (himself the son of Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, and of his wife, née Lady Alice Montagu [herself the daughter of the 7th Duke of Manchester]) and of his wife, née Lady Maureen Vane-Tempest-Stewart (herself the daughter of the 7th Marquess of Londonderry). In 1956 she married Sir John Robert Stratford Dugdale, KCVO, who died in 1994. They had four children.] (added 17 Mar 2004)

Michael Canning William John Keith, 13th Earl of Kintore, died on 31 October, reportedly by his own hand.
[He was born on 22 February 1939, son of James Ian Baird, later Keith, 12th Earl of Kintore (himself the son of John Lawrence Baird, Viscount Stonehaven, and of his wife, Ethel Sydney Keith-Falconer, Countess of Kintore [herself the daughter of Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore, and of his wife, née Lady Sydney Charlotte Montagu (daughter of the 6th Duke of Manchester)]), and of his wife, née Delia Virginia Loyd. He succeeded his father in 1989. In 1972 he married Mary Plum. He is survived by her and by their two children: James William Falconer Keith, 14th Earl of Kintore, and Lady Iona Delia Mary Gaddis Keith.] (added 6 Nov 2004)
 

MARLBOROUGH

Rosemary, Marchioness Camden, died in London on 27 February.
[Her late husband,the 5th Marquess, had been grandson of Lady Clementine Spencer-Churchill, of the Dukes of Marlborough. Michael Rhodes posted this notice on a.t.r.: "She was the former Rosemary Cecil [Rosie] Pawle, one of the two daughters of Brigadier-General Hanbury Pawle, CBE, TD, DL [1886-1972], of Ware, Hertfordshire, by his wife, the former Mary Cecil Hughes-Hallett [d. 1971], and was a granddaughter of Norton Joseph Hughes-Hallett [1854-1938], head of that landed family, by his wife Alice Louisa Denton [a descendant of the Barons St John of Bletso]. Her first marriage was to Group Capt Peter Townsend, CVO, DSO, DFC. Townsend had been appointed to the staff of King George VI early in 1944, when a new policy was introduced of honouring officers who had distinguished themselves during World War II. Prior to this all the sovereign's equerries had been chosen on a personal basis. The new system catered for temporary appointments, originally intended to last for three months. "If you don't find the idea particularly revolting," Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal, Chief of the Air Staff, told Townsend, "I propose recommending you..." Waiting outside the Air Ministry building in Whitehall that day as her husband learned of his royal appointment was Rosemary Townsend, who, according to Princess Margaret's biographer, when told of Portal's proposal exclaimed: "We're made." "It was natural... for her to be glad," Townsend wrote in his autobiography 30 years later, "but how tragically mistaken she was. For from now on we were destined, as a married couple, to be "un-made". The "un-making" of the Townsend marriage effectively began in March, 1944, when her husband arrived at Buckingham Palace to take up his duties. On 20 December, 1952, a brief notice appeared in some of the newspapers: "Group Capt Peter Townsend...was granted a decree nisi in the Divorce Court yesterday on the grounds of misconduct by his wife Cecil Rosemary. John de Laszlo, an export merchant, and son of the famous portrait painter, was cited as co-respondent..." Townsends prolonged absences during the 8 years he had served George VI and Elizabeth II had imposed an intolerable strain on the marriage. Rosemary Townsend and de Laszlo married but later divorced [he died in 1990], and in 1978, she married as her third husband [and his third wife], Henry, 5th Marquess Camden [1899-1983], Gold Staff Officer at the Coronation of King George VI. Rosemary Camden leaves two sons from her marriage to Townsend, Giles and Hugo. Giles married a Craven-Smith-Milnes [of that landed family], and Hugo [who was born in 1945] married, in 1994, Princess Yolande Marie Gabrielle de Ligne. Rosemary's death notice also says she is the mother of Charlotte and Piers...children of her second marriage to Mr de Laszlo ? The funeral service takes place at Chelsea Old Church,  London SW3, on Wednesday 10 March, 2004."
and in a later post: "I've done some further research. Rosie Pawle married Peter Townsend at Much Hadham, 17 July, 1941. Their first son, Giles, was born in April, 1942. The second son was born, according to Townsend's biography, six weeks after VE Day [8 May, 1945], therefore mid-June, 1945. Her age? Well, in his autobiography Townsend says that _I had stepped out of the cockpit [1941], succumbed at first sight to the charms of the first pretty girl I met. She was 20 tall and lovely_. So she was circa 83. She married Mr de Laszlo in 1953, and they divorced in 1977. To de Laszlo she had a son Piers [aged 19 in January, 1978], and a daughter, Charlotte Rosemary Cecil, who married Richard Valentine Watkins, son of Mr Anthony Watkins and Mrs Peter Forbes-Smith. Mrs de Laszlo married the Marquess Camden in January, 1978, at
Kensington register office."] (added 3 Mar 2004)

James Watson and his wife, née Lucilla Ruby Bathurst, had a daughter, Flora Mary, on 5 March.
[Lucilla is daughter of Adm. of the Fleet Sir [David] Benjamin Bathurst (himself the son of Peter Bathurst [himself the son of Hon. Allen Benjamin Bathurst and of his wife, née Augusta Ruby Spencer-Churchill, of the Dukes of Marlborough] and of his wife, née Lady Elizabeth Ann Temple-Gore-Langton, for whose death see below) and of his wife, née Sarah Christian Pandora Peto.] (added 17 Mar 2004)

Mrs Frances Shand Kydd died at her home at Seil, Argyllshire, on 3 June.
[She was born Frances Ruth Burke Roche at Sandringham on 20 January 1936, younger daughter of Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Lord Fermoy, and of his wife, née Ruth Sylvia Gill. In 1954 she married, at Westminster Abbey, Edward John Spencer, Viscount Althorp [of the family of the Dukes of Marlborough], who in 1975 succeeded his father as 8th Earl Spencer. They divorced in 1969. Later that year she married Peter Shand Kydd. They divorced in 1990. She had four children from her first marriage, including the late Diana, Princess of Wales.] (added 5 Jun 2004)

Thomas Edward Barber (b.14 March, 1973, son and heir of Sir [Thomas] David Barber, 3rd Baronet, and of  his first wife, née Amanda Mary Rabone [now Mrs Jeremy Edwards, of Battersea, London]) married Davina Alice Duckworth-Chad (b.1978, daughter of Anthony Duckworth-Chad, of Pynkney Hall, Norfolk, High Sheriff of Norfolk 1992, and of his wife, née Elizabeth Sarah Wake-Walker (herself the daughter of Christopher Baldwin Hughes Wake-Walker and of his wife, Lady Anne Spencer [herself the only daughter of the 7th Earl Spencer (of the family of the Dukes of Marlborough)]) at St.Mary's, West Raynham, Norfolk, on 25 September. (updated 29 Sep 2004)

Major James Anthony de L'Etang Duckworth-Chad, Coldstream Guards (elder son of Anthony Duckworth-Chad and of his wife, née Elizabeth Sarah Wake-Walker [herself the daughter of Christopher Baldwin Hughes Wake-Walker and of his wife, née Lady Anne Spencer (herself the daughter of the 7th Earl Spencer, of the family of the Dukes of Marlborough)]) married Lady Laura Melissa Fortescue-Gore (elder daughter of Arthur Desmond Colquhoun Gore, 6th Earl of Arran, and of his wife, née Eleanor van Cutsem) at St.Paul's, Filleigh, North Devon, on 16 October. (updated 23 Oct 2004)

The engagement was announced 7 June, 2004, between John Gerard Averell (Jack) Spencer-Churchill (b.1975, younger son of Winston Spencer-Churchill, of Belgravia, London, scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, and of his first wife, Mrs Minnie Churchill (née d'Erlanger), of Lyme Regis, Dorset) and Charlotte M. Baber (elder daughter of Robert Baber, of Evercreech, Somerset, and Mrs Iona Baber, of Downside, Somerset). (added 8 Jun 2004)

Mary Cornelia Whitbread, of Haymans, West Sussex, died on 20 July, 2004, aged 71.
[She was born 24 January, 1933, as Mary Cornelia Child, second daughter of Sir (Smith) Hill Child, 2nd Baronet, GCVO, CB, CMG, DSO (1880-1958), a Gentleman Usher to King George V 1927, and Deputy Master of the Household 1929-36, of Whitton Hall, Shrewsbury, and of his wife, née Barbara Villiers (eldest daughter of Ernest Amherst Villiers and of his wife, Hon. Elaine Augusta Guest [herself the daughter of Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Lord Wimborne, and of his wife, Lady Cornelia Spencer-Churchill (of the Dukes of Marlborough)]). Mary was a goddaughter of Queen Mary. In 1959 she married Henry Charles Whitbread (1928-93), scion of that brewing landed family. Her Old Etonian husband was a director of Whitbread and Co, and of Fremlins Brewery. She is survived by three daughters, Caroline (Carrie) b. 1960, Flora b. 1962, and Angela, b. 1965. The funeral took place at Kirdford Church, Thursday 29 July, 2004.] (added 17 Aug 2004)

Lady Ann Bathurst died on 9 October.
[She was born Elizabeth Ann Temple-Gore-Langton on 3 April 1908, daughter of Hon. Chandos Graham Temple-Gore-Langton and of his wife, née Frances Ethel Gore. In 1941 her elder brother succeeded their uncle as 6th Earl Temple of Stowe, and she was granted the rank of an Earl's daughter. In 1927 she married Peter Bathurst (1903-1970), son of Hon. Allen Benjamin Bathurst and of his wife, née Augusta Ruby Spencer-Churchill, of the Dukes of Marlborough. She is survived by their two sons.] (added 17 Oct 2004)

The engagement was announced 30 November, 2004, between Duncan John Winston Sandys (b.1973, eldest son of the late Hon. Julian George Winston Sandys, QC [himself the son of Edwin Duncan Sandys, Lord Duncan-Sandys, and of his wife, née Hon. Diana Spencer-Churchill (herself the daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, of the family of the Dukes of Marlborough)], and of his wife, née Elisabeth Martin, of London) and Mary Brown C. Brewer (elder daughter of Mrs Patricia Brewer, of Macon, Georgia, USA). (added 4 Dec 2004)
 
 

MASSIMO LANCELLOTTI

Principe Paolo Enrico Massimo Lancellotti, Principe di Prossedi, etc., died at Rome on 18 October.
[He was born at Merode on 9 June 1911, eldest child of Principe Luigi Massimo Lencellotti, Principe de Prossedi (1881-1968) and of his wife, née Countess Marie de Merode (1884-1973). In 1947 he married Donna Oretta Sacchetti. They had two sons: Filippo and Ludovico; and two daughters: Elisabetta and Maria.] (added 24 Oct 2004)

Donna Teresa Coppa Solari Massimo Lancellotti dei principi di Prossedi died on 21 November.
[She was born at Rome on 27 December 1927, daughter of Principe Luigi Massimo Lancellotti, Principe di Prossedi (1881-1968) and of his wife, née Countess Marie de Merode (1884-1973). In 1959 she married Gino Coppa-Solari.] (added 27 Nov 2004)
 

MEDINA-CELI

Juan Fernández de Córdoba Narváez (b.14 Jan 1966, son of the Marques de Gondomar, of the family of the Duques de Medina-Celi) married Itziar Sánchez Redondo. (added 12 Jun 2004)
 

MERODE

Comtesse Etienne de Lichtervelde, née Baronne Marie-Christine de Cressac de Soleuvre, died at Braine-l'Alleud on 3 March.
[She was born at Brussels on 11 July 1930, daughter of Vicomte Gérard de Cressac de Soleuvre (1899-1984) and of his wife, née Princess Ghislaine de Merode (1905-1989). In 1949 she married Comte Etienne de Lichtervelde (son of Comte John de Lichtervelde and of his wife, née Marie-Anne Jolly). She is survived by him, their six children, and sixteen grandchildren.] (added 12 Mar 2004)

Roger Houzel (son of François Xavier Houzel and of his wife, née Béatrice de Rohan-Chabot) and his wife, née Princess Claire de Merode (daughter of Prince Baudouin de Merode and of his first wife, née Elisabeth Budes de Guébriant) had their third child, Siméon, at Paris on 26 April. (added 11 May 2004)

Tanguy de Brouwer and his wife, née Flore Everad de Harzir (daughter of Christian Everard de Harzir and of his former wife, Countess Sibylle de Lichtervelde [herself the daughter of Comte Etienne de Lichtervelde and of his wife, née Marie Christine de Cressac de Soleuvre ( herself the daughter of Vicomte Gérard de Cressac de Soleuvre and of his wife, Princess Ghislaine de Merode)]) had their first child, Ubald, on 17 October. (added 4 Dec 2004)
 

MESTCHERSKY

Princess Yvonne Mestchersky, née Leroux, died at Louveciennes on 9 August.
[She was born at Mureaux on 7 June 1911, daughter of Henri Léon Leroux and of his wife, née Claire Ernestine Marie Lahr. In 1948 she married Prince Nikolai Petrovich Mestchersky (b.St.Petersburg 21 Nov 1905, died Versailles 18 July 1966), son of Prince Peter Nikolaevich Mestchersky and of his wife, née Vera Kirillovna Struwe. She is survived by her two sons and their families.] (added 16 Aug 2004)

Count Siméon Worontzov-Dachkov died on 22 August.
[He was born at Neuilly-sur-Seine on 15 February 1936, son of Count Michael Hilarionovich Worontzov-Dachkov (1904-1983) and of his wife, née Princess Marina Petrovna Mestchersky (1912-1994). In 1968 he married Cynthia Gates.] (added 28 Aug 2004)
 

MONCADA

Don Uberto Moncada dei principi di Paternò (son of Don Ugo Moncada, Principe di Paternò e Duca di San Giovanni (1890-1974) and of Donna Giovanna Lanza Branciforte dei principi di Trabia e di Butera (1890-1985)) died in Bagheria, near Palermo, Sicily, on 23 August.
[He was born in 1931 and leaves his wife, Giacomina Dusio, and three daughters.] (added 11 Sep 2004)
 

MONTROSE

Katherine Margot [Kate] Ware, née Nott-Bower, and her husband, Maylise Ware, gave birth to a daughter, Eleanor Lara, on 11 March.
[Kate Ware is a granddaughter maternally of Sir Donald Hamish Cameron of Lochiel, KT, CVI, TD, the 26th hereditary Chief and Captain of Clan Cameron, and a great-granddaughter Colonel Sir Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel, KT, CMG, the 25th Chief, who married 1906, Lady Hermione Emily Graham, second daughter of the 5th Duke of Montrose, KT
[1852-1925]. Kate is a granddaughter paternally of Sir John Reginald Hornby Nott-Bower, KCVO, [1892-1972], a gt-granddaughter of Sir William Nott-Bower, KCVO [1849-1939].] (added 19 Mar 2004)

Colonel Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel,, KT, CVO, TD, 26th Chief of the Clan Cameron, died on 26 May.
[He was born on 12 September 1910, son of Sir Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel (himself the son of Donald Cameron of Lochiel and of his wife, née Lady Margaret Montagu-Douglas-Scott [of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry] and of his wife, née Lady Hermione Graham (herself the daughter of Douglas Graham, 5th Duke of Montrose, and of his wife, née Violet Graham). In 1939 he married Margaret Gathorne-Hardy. He is survived by her, their four children, and many grandchildren.] (added 31 May 2004)

The engagement was announced 12 June, 2004, between James Alexander Norman Graham, Marquess of Graham (b.16 August 1973, elder son and heir of James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose, and of his wife, née Catherine Elizabeth MacDonell Young) and Cecilia Manfredi (daughter of the late Francesco Manfredi and of his wife, Francesca, of Bari, Italy). (added 13 Jun 2004)

Timothy Elwyn Nott-Bower died on 2 November.
[He was only son of Sir John Reginald Hornby Nott-Bower, KCVO (1892-1972) and of his wife, née Kathleen Manners Beresford Buck, and was a grandson of Sir William Nott-Bower, KCVO (1849-1939). In 1968 he married Margaret Anne Cameron (daughter of Colonel Sir Donald Hamish Cameron Lochiel, KT, CVO, TD, Chief of the Clan Cameron (d. 2004) [himself the son of Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel and of his wife, Lady Hermione Graham (of the Dukes of Montrose], and of his wife, née Margaret Doris Gathorne-Hardy, of the Earls of Cranbrook), by whom he had a son, John William (b. 1972), and a daughter Katherine Margot, Mrs Maylise Ware (b. 1970).] (added 13 Nov 2004)

Simon John Evelyn Boscawen died on 23 December.
[He was born on 10 September 1936, son of John Perceval Townshend Boscawen (of the Viscounts Falmouth) and of his wife, née Lady Mary Helen Alma Graham (daughter of the 6th Duke of Montrose). In 1961 he married Judith Perdita Rosemary Marshall. He is survived by her and by their three sons, and at least three grandchildren.] (added 16 Jan 2005)
 

MORTEMART

Gilles Hoarau de La Source and his wife, née Aude de Rochechouart de Mortemart (daughter of Comte Victurnien de Rochechouart de Mortemart and of his wife, née Sylvie de Gourcuff) had their third child, Louis-Julien, on 12 January. (added 9 Mar 2004)

Comtesse Louis de Ganay, née Ghislaine de Froissard de Broissia, died on 25 April.
[She was born at Paris on 10 March 1921, daughter of Aymar de Froissard, marquis de Broissia, and of his wife, née Marie de Rochechouart de Mortemart. In 1948 she married Comte Louis de Ganay (1912-1995), with whom she had two sons and a daughter.] (added 2 May 2004)
 

MURAT

Prince Louis Murat died at Fontainebleau on 22 February.
[He was born at Paris on 4 September 1920, son of Prince Paul Murat and of his wife, née Solange de La Rochefoucauld. In 1948 he married Isabelle d'Harcourt (1927-1993), daughter of Comte Bruno d'Harcourt and of his wife, Princess Isabelle d'Orléans. They had six children.] (added 24 Feb 2004)

Fernand Auberjonois died in Ireland on 27 August.
[He was born at Lausanne on 25 September 1910. In 1939 he married, as her second husband, Princess Laure Murat (1913-1986). They had three children together, including the actor, René Auberjonois.] (added 1 Sep 2004)
 

NOAILLES

The Comtesse de Waresquiel, née Henriette de Montesquiou Fezensac, died on 21 March.
[She was born at Paris on 4 March 1921, daughter of Comte Fernand de Montesquiou Fezensac (himself the son of Comte Henri de Montesquiou Fezensac and of his second wife, née Marie de Noailles [herself the daughter of Jules, 7th Duc de Noailles]) and of his wife, née Marie Roger. In 1944 she married Arnould, Comte de Waresquiel (1917-1995). She is survived by two children.] (added 3 Apr 2004)

Ghislain de Sèze (son of Amaury Daniel de Sèze and of his wife, née Elisabeth d'Estutt d'Assay) and his wife, née Amélie de La Haye Jousselin (daughter of Edmond de La Haye Jousselin [himself the son of Bertrand de La Haye Jousselin and of his wife, née Laure de Noailles] and of his wife, née Anne Manice) had their second child, Laetitia, on 24 March. (added 9 Apr 2004)

Natalie de Noailles died at Fontainebleau on 18 August.
[She was born Natalie Valentine Marie de Naoailles at Hyères on 28 December 1927, daughter of Charles Vicomte de Noailles and of his wife, née Marie Laure Bischoffsheim. In 1949 she married Alessandro Perrone; they divorced in 1972. Two sons were born of the marriage: Mario and Carlo.] (added 22 Aug 2004)
 

NORFOLK

Mary Gracia Howard, née Neville, died at her home in Kent on 30 January.
[She was born in New York on 10 January 1913, daughter of George Wilder Neville, of Portsmouth, Virginia. In 1940 she married, as his second wife, Stafford Vaughan Howard, of Greystoke Castle, of the family of the Dukes of Norfolk. He died in 1991. She is survived by two daughters, a son, and a stepson.] (added 4 Feb 2004)

Capt George Biddulph, King's Royal Hussars (younger son of Simon Biddulph [himself the son of Anthony Biddulph (himself the son of Hon. Claud William Biddulph and of his wife, née Margaret Howard [of the family of the Earls of Carlisle and Dukes of Norfolk]) and of his wife, née Mary Dearman Birchall] and of his wife, née Christina McCorquodale) and his wife, née Annabel Simpson (daughter of Mr Walter Simpson, of Perthshire, and Mrs Susan Simpson, of Edinburgh) had their first child, Henry Patrick, on 29 May. (added 8 Jun 2004)

The engagement was announced on 1 June, 2004, between A. William S. Phillips (elder son of the late John F.S. Phillips and Mrs Phillips, of Horsham, West Sussex) and Rowena Mary Gabriel Emmet (b.1954, former wife of (i) Michael Hallinan, and (ii) Jonathan Malcolm Green, and daughter of the late Hon. Christopher Anthony Robert Emmet [son of Baroness Emmet of Amberley] and of his wife, Lady Miranda Mary Fitzalan-Howard, sister of the late 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG). (added 5 Jun 2004)

The engagement was announced 6 October, 2004, between Thomas A.L. Olsen (eldest son of Advocate Anthony Olsen and the late Mrs Olsen, of St Aubin, Jersey, Channel Islands) and Emily Selina Mary Biddulph (b.1979, daughter of Anthony Jasper Biddulph [himself the son of Anthony Biddulph (himself the son of Hon. Claud William Biddulph and of his wife, née Margaret Howard, of the family of the Earls of Carlisle and Dukes of Norfolk) and of his wife, née Mary Dearman Birchall] and of his wife, née Louise Perrett Cox of Coff's Harbour, NSW). (added 11 Oct 2004)

Katharine Olivia Mary Packe, née Ogilvy, died on 6 October.
[She was born 18 December 1916, daughter of Gilbert Francis Molyneux Ogilvy (himself the son of Sir Reginald Howard Alexander Ogilvy, 10th Bt., [himself the son of Sir John Ogilvy, 9th Bt., and of his wife, née Juliana Barbara Molyneux-Howard, of the Dukes of Norfolk] and of his wife, née Hon. Olivia Barbara Kinnaird) and of his wife, née Marjory Katharine Clive. In 1947 she married William Packe, by whom she had two sons.] (added 11 Oct 2004)
 
 

NORTHUMBERLAND

Humphrey Roger Swire died while out shooting on 3 January.
[He was born 17 October 1934, son of Cyril George William Swire and of his wife, née Doris Warner. He married, firstly, on 19 July 1956, Philippa Sophia Kidston-Montgomerie (daughter of George Jardine Kidston-Montgomerie of Southannan). They had two sons: Mark, and Hugo a Tory MP; and one daughter, Anna-Sophia. The couple divorced (and she remarried, on 7 May 2004, the Marquess Townshend). In 1980 he married Zara Mary Heber-Percy, daughter of Algernon George William Heber-Percy [of the Dukes of Northumberland] and of his wife, née Daphne Wilma Kenyon Parker Bowles.] (added 9 May 2004)

Christine Mary Heber-Percy, née Gates, died on 13 April.
[She was a daughter of Terence Horatio Gates and married in William David Heber-Percy, of the family of the Dukes of Northumberland, in 1969. She is survived by her husband and by a son, Peter Hugh (b. 1971), and a daughter, Robin Virginia (b. 1969).] (added 20 Apr 2004)

Anthony Henry Heber Villiers died on 28 May.
[He was born in 1921, son of Capt Gerald Berkeley Villiers ((1885-1959), of the family of the Earls of Clarendon), by his wife, née Rachel Joan Heber Percy, of the Dukes of Northumerland. He served as a Captain in the Grenadier Guards, 1939-45, and married in 1948, Rosemary Elizabeth, dau of Major (William) Bertram Bell, 12th Lancers (descended from the Barons Barrymore), by whom he had two sons, Valentine and Charles (dec), and two daughters, Henrietta and Emma (dec).] (added 5 Jun 2004)

Toby Philip Carlos Monckton (son of Alan Stobart Monckton [himself the son of Reginald Francis Percy Monckton (himself the son of Francis Monckton and of his wife, née Evelyn Mary Heber Percy [of the family of the Dukes of Northumberland]) and of his wife, née Sheila Stobart] and of his wife, née Joanna Bird) and his wife, née Genevieve Smyth, had their first child, Olivia Alice, at Paris on 18 July. (added 16 Aug 2004)
 

NOTARBARTOLO

Don Gian Francesco Notarbartolo, Duca di Villarosa, died on 1 October.
[He was born at Palermo on 2 June 1932, son of Don Pietro Notarbartolo, Duca di Villarosa, Principe di Furnari (1901-1979) and of his wife, née Donna Laura Marigliano dei Duchi del Monte (1906-1982). In 1970 he married Victoria Stevens, and is survived by her and their three children.] (added 11 Oct 2004)
 

OBOLENSKY

Prince Nicholas Obolensky (b.26 Apr 1977, son of Prince Andrew Obolensky and of his wife, née Anne Rowe) married Tamsin L. Watt (daughter of Mr and Mrs Hew Watt, of Grantully, Perthshire and Chesières) at Dunkeld Cathedral on 14 August. (updated 28 Aug 2004)

Prince André Obolensky (b.1975, son of Prince Michel Obolensky and of his second wife, née Felicitas Jörchel) has become engaged to marry María de la Concepción de Monteverde Cuervo (daughter of Francisco de Monteverde Benítez de Lugo and of his wife, née María de la Concepión Cuervo Figuerola-Ferretti, Marquesa de Rialp). Source: Lluis Sanz Garcia on Royauté2. (added 2 Jun 2004)

The engagement was announced 3 July, 2004, between Prince Edward Obolensky (b.London 12 Nov 1978, third & youngest son of Prince Andrew Obolensky, of Chesières, Switzerland, and of his wife, née Anne Rowe) and Lucy R. Fowler (daughter of Mr Peter Fowler, of Little Rollright, Oxfordshire, and Mrs G. Wells, of Swyncombe, Oxfordshire). (added 3 Jul 2004)

Princess Natalia Nikolaevna Obolensky died on 9 August. She was buried at the Russian cemetery at Nice.
[She was born at St.Petersburg on 9 October 1907, daughter of Prince Nikolai Leonidovich Obolensky (1878-1960) and of his wife, née Natlia Stepanovna Sollohub (1881-1963). She was unmarried.] (added 12 Sep 2004)
 

PALLAVICINI

Donna Elvina Principessa Pallavicini, née dei Marchesi Medici del Vascello, died at Cortina d'Ampezzo on 29 August.
[She was born at Genoa on 22 January 1914, daughter of Giacomo dei Marchesi Medici del Vascello (1883-1949) and of his wife, née Olga Leumann (d.1966). In 1939 she married Don Guglielmo Pallavicini, Principe Pallavicini, Pricipi di Gallicano, etc (1914-1940), who had been the son of Armand de Pierre de Bernis, Marquis de Courtarvel, and had been adopted by Principe Giulio Cesare Pallavicini. The couple had one child, Principessa Donna Maria Camilla Pallavicini, who was married to and divorced from Armando Diaz, Duca della Vittoria.] (added 1 Sep 2004)
 

PATERNÒ

Nobile Paola Puglisi Cosentino (son of Nobile Alfio Puglisi Cosentino and of his first wife, née Donna Silvia Paternò dei Marchesi del Toscano, dei Duchi di Roccaromana [herself the daughther of Don Riccardo Paternò and of his wife, née Donna Maria Bonaccorsi dei Principi di Reburdone]) is engaged to marry Mark Ferret (only son of Jacques Ferret and of his wife, nèe Comtesse Julitta Kwilecka) in Rome on July 4 2004.
 

PLESS

Anna Eleonore Freifrau von Maltzahn, née Gräfin von Hochberg, died on 5 January.
[She was born at Bad Kösen on 20 April 1909, first child of Friedrich Franz Graf von Hochberg (1875-1954), of the family of the Fürsten von Pless, and of his wife, née Eleonore Burggräfin und Gräfin zu Dohna-Schlobitten (1878-1942). She was married from 1931 to 1947 to Georg Freiherr von Maltzahn (1907-1990), by whom she had a son and two daughters.] (added 10 Apr 2004)
 

POLIGNAC

The Marquise de Bagneux, née Princess Anne-Marie Antoinette Diane Constance de Polignac, died at Paris on 28 January.
[She was born at Paris on 25 November 1912, daughter of Prince Henry de Polignac and of his wife, née Diane de Polignac. In 1931 she married Adalbert Frotier, Marquis de Bagneux, who died in 1973.] (added 31 Jan 2004)

Louis Marie David Bacot (b.Neuilly 8 Feb 1975, son of Philippe Bacot and of his wife, née Sena Le Duc de Lillers [herself the daughter of Louis, Marquis de Lillers and of his wife, née Yvonne Le Compasseur de Créqui Montfort de Courtivron (herself the daughter of Georges, Marquis de Courtivron and of his wife, née Princess Agnès de Polignac)]) married Elodie Aline Marie de Dreux-Brézé (b.Paris 9 Nov 1979, daughter of Comte Michel de Dreux-Brézé and of his wife, née Marie-Brune de Montault) at château de Baronville on 3 April. (updated 26 Nov 2004)
 

PONIATOWSKI

Prince Edmond Poniatowski died at Marakesh on 4 July.
[He was born at Paris on 29 April 1926, son of Stanislaus, Prince Poniatowski, Principe di Monte Rotondo (1895-1970) and of his wife, née Aglaë de Saint-Aldegonde (1893-1973). He was married twice: from 1952 to 1977 to Anne Goodrich; and since 1979 to Gerda Editha Dussler. He had no children.] (added 6 Jul 2004)
 

PORTLAND

Kathleen, Duchess of Portland, died in London on 10 January.
[She was born Kathleen Barry in Montreal on 26 June 1912. In 1948 she became the second wife of Victor Frederick William Cavendish-Bentinck, who in 1980 became the 9th and last Duke of Portland. He died in 1990.] (added 17 Jan 2004)

William John Wemyss (son of Andrew Michael John Erskine-Wemyss [himself the son of Michael John Erskine-Wemyss, of Wemyss (himself a descendant of King William IV of Great Britain, etc), and of his wife, née Lady Victoria Cavendish-Bentinck (herself a daughter of the 6th Duke of Portland)] and of his wife, née Janet Alathea Scott) and his wife, née Katherine Piper (daughter of Mr & Mrs David Piper, of Windlesham, Surrey) had twins: Olivia and Jonathan, on 6 August. (added 22 Aug 2004)

David Glazebrook and his wife, née Rosemary Pema Bowes-Lyon (daughter of Simon Bowes-Lyon [himself the son of Hon. Sir David Bowes-Lyon (himself the son of Claude, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and of his wife, née Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck[of the Dukes of Portland]) and of his wife, née Rachel Pauline Clay] and of his wife, née Caroline Pike), had their third child, Tessa Elizabeth, on 2 December. (added 13 Dec 2004)
 

POZZO di BORGO

Comte Philippe Robert Henri Pozzo di Borgo (b.1951, second son of Charles André, Duc Pozzo di Borgo, and of his wife, née Jacqueline Marthe Louise Henriette de Vogüé) married Khadija Najimi, a Moroccan, in late October or early November. The banns were published at Paris on 22 October. He had married firstly in 1973 Béatrice Henriette Lucie Roche, who died in 1996. They had adopted two children. (added 13 Nov 2004)
 

PUTBUS

Franz Wilhelm Dietrich Albrecht Fürst von Putbus died at Meerbusch on 5 April.
[He was born at Crimvitz on 28 May 1927, seventh and youngest child of Malte Fürst von Putbus (1889-1945) and of his wife, née Marie von Ploetz (1889-1955). He succeeded to the title on the death of his brother Friedrich, who was killed in battle at Klein Bendomin on 9 March 1945, only a month after he himself succeeded their father. In 1964 he married Michaela Gräfin von Carmer, by whom he had a son, Malte, who succeeds him, and a daughter, Bettina-Dorothee.] (added 10 Apr 2004)
 

RADZIWILL

Princess Maria Anna Radziwill (b.1983, daughter of Prince Konstanty Radziwill and of his wife, née Joanna Dabrowska) married Dominik Ronda on 26 June. (added 16 Aug 2004)

Prince Jan Radziwill died on 12 August.
[He was born at Zegrze on 5 February 1930, son of Prince Konstanty Radziwill and of his wife, née Maria Zoltawska. In 1962 he married Elzbieta Karska, with whom he had two sons.] (added 21 Aug 2004)
 

RIANSARES

Maria del Consuelo Acebal y Muñoz  died at Madrid on 25 June.
[She was born at La Pedrera on 1 July 1904, daughter of José Bernardo Acebal y Arada (1870-1911) and of his wife, née Maria de la Consuela Muñoz y Bernaldo de Quiros (1866-1947) (herself the daughter of Fernando Muñoz y de Borbon, Duque de Riansares y de Tarancon [half-brother of Queen Isabella II of Spain], and of his wife, née Eladia Bernaldo de Quiros y Gonzalez de Cienfuegos). In 1928 she married Fernando Cos-Gayon y Muñoz, by whom she had one daughter.] (added 27 Jul 2004)
 

RICHMOND, LENNOX & GORDON

Charles Murray Kennedy St.Clair, 17th Lord Sinclair, died around the beginning of April [Daily Telegraph obituary published 5 Apr 2004].
[He was born 21 June 1914, son of Archibald, 16th Lord Sinclair (1875-1957) and of his wife, née Violet Frances Kennedy. In 1968 he married Anne Lettice Cotterell (daughter of Sir Richard Charles Geers Cotterell, 5th Bt., [himself the son of Sir John Richard Geers Cotterell, 4th Bt., and of his wife, née Lady Evelyn Gordon-Lennox (herself the daughter of the 7th Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon] and of his first wife, née Lady Lettice Lygon). He is survived by her and by their son and two daughters. The son, Matthew Murray Kennedy St.Clair, succeeds as 18th Lord Sinclair.] (added 10 Apr 2004)

Hon Zara Brassey (daughter of David Henry, 3rd Lord Brassey of Apethorpe (himself the son of the 2nd Lord Brassey and grandson of the first Lord Brassey and of his wife, Lady Violet Gordon-Lennox [of the Dukes of Richmond, Lennox & Gordon])) married Richard Charles Stanley Chambers (son of Mr Robert Chambers, of Grange Lodge, Geddington, Northants, and Mrs Chambers, of Oundle, Northants) at St.Leonard's Church, Apethorpe, on 12 June. (added 23 Jun 2004)

Lord Nicholas Gordon-Lennox died on 11 October.
[He was born on 31 January 1931, second son of Frederick Charles, 9th Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon, and of his wife, née Elizabeth Grace Hudson. In 1958 he married Mary Williamson. He is survived by her and by their four children. Lord Nicholas had a distinguished diplomatic career including a posting as Ambassador to Spain.] (added 17 Oct 2004)

John Laing Forbes and his wife, née Hon. Annabel St.Clair (daughter of the late 17th Lord Sinclair, for whose death see above, and of his wife, née Anne Lettice Cotterell [herself the daughter of Sir Richard Charles Geers Cotterell, 5th Bt., (himself the son of Sir John Richard Geers Cotterell, 4th Bt., and of his wife, née Lady Evelyn Gordon-Lennox [herself the daughter of the 7th Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon]) and of his first wife, née Lady Lettice Lygon]) had their first child, Daphne Lettice, on 3 October. (added 18 Oct 2004)
 

ROHAN [-CHABOT]

Baron Charles-Everard de t'Serclaes de Wommersom and his wife, née Odile de Missolz (daughter of Philippe de Missolz and of his wife, née Alix de Rohan-Chabot [herself the daughter of René Comte de Rohan-Chabot and of his wife, née Marguerite de Vogüé]) had their first child, Rose, at Hong Kong on 14 February. (added 21 Feb 2004)

The forthcoming mariage was announced between David Olivier Cocton and Aude Marie Estelle de Lambilly (daughter of Comte Gabriel de Lambilly (1937-2003) [himself the son of Comte Charles de Lambilly and of his wife, née Lydie de Rohan-Chabot] and of his wife, née Hélène Lestelle. (added 5 Apr 2004)

The Comtesse d'Indy, née Marie Nadine Marguerite Fernande Elisabeth de Lambilly, died on 7 July.
[She was born at Paris on 29 March 1930, daughter of Comte Charles de Lambilly and of his wife, née Lydie de Rohan Chabot (herself the daughter of Comte Guillaume de Rohan Chabot and of his wife, née Nadine de La Rousselière Clouard. She married in 1957 Jacques, comte d'Indy (son of Jean, Comte d'Indy, and of his wife, née Anne-Marie de Robien), who predeceased her.] (added 11 Jul 2004)

Capucine Marie Caroline Edwige de Rohan-Chabot (daughter of Comte Jacques de Rohan-Chabot and of his wife, née Dominique Trévin) married Pierre-Henri Olivier Lebrun at Ollin on 4 September. (updated 18 Dec 2004)
 

ROSPIGLIOSI

Don Camillo dei principi Rospigliosi (b.1969, son of Don Ludovico dei principi Rospigliosi and of Donna Giovanna Sallier de la Tour dei marchesi di Cordon e Combloux) and his wife, née Lucia Galimberti, had their first son (and second child), Don Clemente Ludovico Carlo Rospigliosi, born in Rome on 19 January 2004. (added 17 May 2005)
 

RUFFO

The engagement was announced between Donna Lucrezia dei Conti Terzi (daughter of Conte Gherardo Terzi [himself the son of Conte Luigi Manfredi Terzi (himself the son of Conte Giuliano Terzi and of his wife, née Donna Teresa Torlonia dei Duchi di Poli) and of his wife, née Donna Ludovica Ruffo dei Principi della Scaletta (herself the daughter of Don Rufo Vincenzo Principe Ruffo, Principe della Scaletta, and of his wife, née Contessa Gabriela Bacci)] and of his wife, née Marie de Broux) and Martin Bôhm (son of Mme Heidi Böhm). (added 16 May 2004)
 

RUSPOLI

Melinda Ruspoli, née Eliassy, died at Madrid on 15 December.
[She was born at Budapest on 16 April 1942. She was the second wife of Luis Ruspoli, Marques de Boadilla del Monte (brother of the Duque de Alcudia y de Sueca). She had also been married to Pál Sarközy.] (added 22 Dec 2004)
 

RUTLAND

Lord Reginald Vane-Tempest-Stewart (son of Alexander, 9th Marquess of Londonderry, and of his second wife, née Doreen Wells) and his wife, née Chloe Guinness (daughter of William Loel Seymour Guinness [himself the son of Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness and of his second wife, née Lady Isabel Manners (herself the daughter of the 9th Duke of Rutland)] and of his wife, née Lynn Day) had their first child, Robin Gabriel, on 29 May. (added 3 Jul 2004)
 

SABRAN

The engagement was announced between Baron Alban de Gay de Nexon (son of Ferréol, Baron de Gay de Nexon and of his second wife, née France de Marcillac) and Anne-Victoire de Lacger Camplong (daughter of Antoine, Baron de Lacger Camplong [himself the son of Baron Bertrand de Lacger Camplong and of his wife, née Isabelle de Sabran-Pontèves (herself the daughter of Comte Elzéar de Sabran-Pontèves and of his wife, née Princess Constance de Croy, and sister of the late Foulques, Duc de Sabran)] and of his wife, née Diane Jégou du Laz). (added 13 Mar 2004)

Baron Jean Picot de Moras d'Aligny (son of José Picot de Moras, Baron d'Aligny [himself the son of Baron Jean d'Aligny and of his wife, née Marie de Cosnac] and of his wife, née Françoise de Carné-Marcein [herself the daughter of Olivier, Comte de Carné-Marcein, and of his wife, née Anne-Marie de Sabran-Pontevès]) and his wife, née Christine Artaud, had their seventh child, Bosco-Marie, on 14 September. (added 25 Sep 2004)

The engagement was announced between Gersende de Sabran-Pontevès (daughter of Comte Elzéar de Sabran-Pontevès and of his wife, née Edith de Marmiesse de Lussan) and vicomte Charles-Henri de La Grandière (son of vicomte Jacques de La Grandière and of his wife, née Marie-Christine de Roffignac). (added 11 Oct 2004)

The engagement was announced between Comte Louis-Elzéar de Sabran-Pontevès (son of Comte Elzéar de Sabran-Pontevès and of his wife, née Edith de Marmiesse de Lussan) and Caroline Duffau (daughter of Patrick Duffau and of his wife, née Marie Denjean-Mousterry). (added 5 Dec 2004)

The engagement was announced between Xavier de Lauzanne (son of Vicomte Patrick de Lauzanne and of his wife, née Béatriz de Maistre [herself the daughter of Comte Xavier-Eugène de Maistre and of his wife, née Magali d'Isoard de Chénerilles (herself the daughter of Pierre, Marquis d'Isoard de Chénerilles, and of his wife, née Phanette Gertrude Alice Dauphine Gersende de Sabran Pontevès)]) and Agathe Tissandier (daughter of François Tissandier and of his wife, née Kathleen Déplante). (added 22 Dec 2004)

Marc de Lauzanne (son of Vicomte Patrick de Lauzanne and of his wife, née Béatriz de Maistre [herself the daughter of Comte Xavier-Eugène de Maistre and of his wife, née Magali d'Isoard de Chénerilles (herself the daughter of Pierre, Marquis d'Isoard de Chénerilles, and of his wife, née Phanette Gertrude Alice Dauphine Gersende de Sabran Pontevès)]) married Anne-Laure Carnot (daughter of Thierry Carnot and of his wife, née Caroline Dugueyt) on 26 June. (added 22 Dec 2003)
 
 

ST. ALBANS

Henry Lawrence Savill Young died at Glastonbury on 9 February.
[He was born 19 October 1915, son of George Edward Savill Young (1884-1917) and of his wife, née Alison Jane Poole (d.1957). In 1939 he married Noreen de Vere Ponsonby (daughter of Thomas Brabazon Ponsonby and of his wife, née Frances May Paynter [herself the daughter of George Paynter and of his wife, née Frances Maria Janetta Beauclerk (herself the daughter of Lord Amelius Beauclerk, of the Dukes of St. Albans)]). He is survived by her, their two children, and three grandchildren.] (added 14 Feb 2004)
 

SANFELICE

Donna Emanuela Sanfelice dei duchi di Bagnoli (b.1974, first daughter of Don Fabio Vandalo Sanfelice, Duca di Bagnoli, Duca di San Cipriano, and of Donna Laurentia Colonna dei principi di Paliano) married Nicola Malaspina at the St. XII Apostles' Basilica in Rome on 24 January. (added 9 Feb 2004)
 

SAN LORENZO

Richard de Dampierre, 3rd and last Duque de San Lorenzo, died at Fleurance on 30 November.
[He was born at Paris on 13 January 1916, son of Roger de Dampierre, 2nd Duque de San Lorenzo, and of his first wife, née Donna Vittoria Ruspoli dei Principi di Poggio-Suasa. In 1937 he married Cristina Pedroso y Sturdza (daughter of Luis Pedroso, Conde de San Esteban, and of his wife, Princess Marie Sturdza). They had one child, Mahaut (1938-1997).] (added 18 Dec 2004)
 

SAPIEHA

Prince Eustachy Sapieha died at Nairobi on 2 March.
[He was born at Spusza on 7 August 1916, third son and fourth child of Prince Eustachy Sapieha-Rozanski (1881-1963) and of his wife, née Princess Teresa Lubomirska (1888-1964). In 1945 he married Antonina Maria Siemienska (1922-1996). They had four children, of whom three survive him.] (added 12 Mar 2004)
 

SEVILLE

Maria Isabel Gonzalez-Conde, née Llopis y de Palacio, died at Madrid on 26 March.
[She was born at Almoradi on 15 May 1918. In 1938 she married Carlos Gonzalez-Conde y de Borbón (son of Diego Gonzalez-Conde y Garcia de la Cuesta, Marques de Villamantilla de Perales, and of his wife, née Maria Luisa de Borbón [herself the daughter of Don Francisco de Borbón de Castellvi, and sister of Francisco, Duque de Sevilla]). They had eight children.] (added 4 Apr 2004)

Juan José de Suelves y de Ponsich, Marques de Tamarit, died at Madrid on 26 July.
[He was born at Barcelona on 3 November 1928. In 1955 he married Vittoria Eugenie de Figueroa y de Borbón (daughter of Luis de Figueroa y Alonso-Martinez, Conde de Romanones, and of his wife, née Maria Blanca de Borbón [herself the daughter of Francisco de Paula de Borbón, of the Dukes of Seville, and of his second wife, Felisa de Leon y Navarro de Balboa, Marquesa de Balboa]). They had six children, including the current Duquesa de Alburquerque, and a son, Luis, who died in a car accident in 1991.] (added 1 Aug 2004)
 

SOMERSET

Hon. Elizabeth Jane Pease, née Ormsby-Gore, died on 19 January.
[She was born 14 November 1929, the sixth and youngest child of the 4th Baron Harlech, KG, PC, GCMG, DL, JP, (himself the son of George Ralph Charles, 3d Lord Harlech, [himself the son of William Richard, 2d Lord Harlech, and of his wife, Lady Emily Seymour, of the Marquesses of Hertford and Dukes of Somerset] and of his wife, Lady Margaret Gordon) and of his wife, Lady Beatrice Edith Mildred Gascoyne-Cecil, daughter of the 4th Marquess of Salisbury. She married in 1962 Hon. William Simon Pease, yr son of the 1st Baron Wardington; they had no children.] (added 25 Jan 2004)

Major-General David Tabor, CB, MC, late the Royal Horse Guards, General Officer Commanding the Eastern District, 1974-77, former Silver Stick in Waiting and a cousin of the Queen, died on 18 May.
[David John St Maur Tabor was born 5 October, 1922, the third son of Harry Ernest Tabor, of Beech House, Redcoats Green, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, by his wife Madeline Frances (daughter of Francis Abel Smith, of Wilford House, Nottinghamshire, by his wife, Madeline St Maur [daughter of the Rev. Henry Seymour, scion of the Dukes of
Somerset]). He was educated at Eton College, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Career: served in the Second World War as a 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Horse Guards, 1942, and later in North West Europe, 1944-45 (was wounded in 1944); promoted Major in 1946; Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding, Royal Horse Guards, 1960; Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding the Household Cavalry, and Silver Stick in Waiting, 1964; Colonel, 1964; Brigadier, 1966; Commander, Berlin Infantry Brigade, 1966; Commander, British Army Staff and Military Attache at Washington, United States,1968; Royal College of Defence Studies, 1971; promoted Major-General, 1972. Maj-Gen Tabor, of Compton Abdale, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, was awarded the Military Cross in 1944, and created CB in 1977. He was twice married, firstly, in 1955, to the Hon Pamela Roxane Nivison, second daughter of the 2nd Baron Glendyne, by whom he had two sons, Patrick and Andrew. Mrs Tabor died in 1987. He then married secondly, 1989, (Beatrice) Marguerite, widow of Colonel Peter
Arkwright, late the 11th Hussars, and second (twin) daughter of Capt Francis Reynolds Verdon, of Littlefields, Sidbury, Devon.] (added 23 May 2004)

Lady Susan Mary Seymour (b.at Crowborough on 26 April 1913, daughter of Evelyn Francis Edward Seymour, 17th Duke of Somerset, and of his wife, née Edith Mary Parker) died on 23 May. (added 26 May 2004)

Randle Joseph Feilden died suddenly at his home on 17 June.
[He was born 2 January, 1931, eldest son of Maj-Gen Sir Randle Guy Feilden, KCVO, CB, CBE (1904-1981), of Cokethorpe, Witney, Oxfordshire (himself the son of Percy Henry Guy Feilden and of his wife, née Hon. Dorothy Brand), and of his wife, née Mary Joyce Ramsden (daughter of Sir John Frescheville Ramsden, 6th Bt. [himself the son of Sir John William Ramsden, 5th Bt., and of his wife, Lady Helen Guendolen Seymour (herself the daughter of the 12th Duke of Somerset)], and of his wife, née Joan Buxton). He married twice, [i] 29 April, 1958 [in the presence of HRH The
Princess Mary, The Princess Royal], to Lady Caroline Victoria Wood, elder daughter of the 2nd Earl of Halifax. He divorced Lady Caroline in 1970 on the grounds of her adultery with John Valentine Gosling. Lady Caroline went on to marry Mr Gosling, and Randle then married [ii] Mr Gosling's former wife, Mary Francesca, the eldest daughter of Group Capt. Henry Pearson-Rogers, CBE, JP. He is survived by a son, [Randle Charles] Roderick (Roddy) Feilden, and a daughter, Mrs Fiona Bryant. Another daughter, Virginia, died unmarried as the result of a skiing accident in France, 24 March 1994. He also is survived by step-children, Charles, Sarah, Linda and Juliet.] (added 26 Jun 2004)

Michael Tremayne (son of Mr and Mrs John Tremayne, of Easton Grey, Wiltshire) and his wife, née Roseanna Mary Birkbeck (daughter of John Oliver Charles Birkbeck [himself the son of Oliver Birkbeck (himself the son of Edward Lewis Birkbeck and of his wife, née Emily Augusta Seymour [of the Marquesses of Hertford and Dukes of Somerset]) and of his wife, Lady Wilhelmine Fitzclarence (descended from King William IV)] and of his wife, née Hermione Dawes) had their first child, Emily Rose, on 15 July. (added 21 Jul 2004)

The engagement was announced 31 December, 2004 between Damian K.T.E. West (eldest son of Mrs Moya West and the late George West, of Grindleford, Derbyshire) and Harriet E. Gosling (daughter of the late Capt Henry Miles Gosling [himself the son of George Edward Gosling and of his wife, née Helen Violet St.Maur (whose paternal grandfather was 14th Duke of Somerset)] and of his wife, née Elizabeth Rosemary Browning). (added 4 Jan 2005)
 

SOTOMAYOR

Mercedes Martinez de Irujo y Crespo (daughter of Ignacio Martinez de Irujo, Duque de Sotomayor, and of his wife, née Antonia Crespo y Rayband) died at Madrid on 19 October. (added 23 Oct 2004)
 

STURDZA

Prince Stefan Dimitrie Ferdinand Sturdza (son of Prince Dimitrie George Sturdza and of his wife, nér Monika Margit Wagner) married Nina Irina Tandarica, of Craiova, Romania, at Iasi, Romania on 10 October in the "Metropolia of Moldavia and Bucovina" and in the Royal Palace. The Service was held by ISP Daniel Metropolit of Moldavia and Bucovina. (updated 24 Oct 2004)

Comte Ghislain de Sauvan d'Aramon and his wife, née Princess Anaida Sturdza, had a son, Côme, at Paris on 7 October. (added 24 Oct 2004)
 

SUÁREZ

Maria Suárez Illana (daughter of Adolfo Suárez, Duque de Suárez, former Prime Minister of Spain) died after a long battle with cancer, aged 41, on 7 March.
[She was born 9 February 1963, and had married in 1988 Fernando Romero Aznar. She had two children: Alejandra (b.1990) and Fernando (b.1993).] (added 9 Mar 2004)
 

SUTHERLAND

The Lady Margaret Colville, CVO, long serving courtier, a great and lifelong friend of Queen Elizabeth II and an early lady-in-waiting to the then Princess Elizabeth, and in recent years a Woman of of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, has died in hospital on 3 May at the age of 85.
[She was the former Lady Margaret Egerton, born 20 July, 1918, fifth of the six daughters (with one brother) of the 4th Earl of Ellesmere (1872-1944), by his wife, Lady Violet Lambton, daughter of the 4th Earl of Durham. She was brought up at Bridgewater House in London (sold by Lord Ellesmere circa 1949). This was described as London's largest private residence. Heavy death duties on his succession to the title forced her brother to sell the property to the British Oxygen Company. Of her siblings, the brother, John inherited the Earldom of Ellesmere, and then in 1963 he succeeded his kinsman as 6th Duke of Sutherland. He died in 2000. Her younger sister, Lady Alice, was a Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen, and died in 1977, unmarried. Lady Margaret was endowed with a beautiful singing voice, and had been wont to sing a metrical psalm "The Lord is My Shepherd" (Crimond), in the heather at Balmoral, and taught Princess Elizabeth and Princess
Margaret a little known descant. Lady Margaret - known as Meg - served in the Second World War in the ATS (Junior Subaltern); and was appointed Lady-in-Waiting to the young Princess Elizabeth in 1946, and remained in the post for three years until her husband's appointment in the Diplomatic Service took her to Lisbon. She was one of the ladies in waiting on the Princess in Westminster Abbey, 20 Nov 1947, when the Princess married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. Princess Elizabeth remembered Lady Margaret's "The Lord is My Shepherd" and decided to have this at her wedding, but nobody could find the score of the descant. Lady Meg, tunefully accompanied by the two Princesses sang it to the organist and preceptor of Westminster Abbey who took down notes in musical shorthand and taught it to the Abbey choir. In 1948 she married at St Margaret's, Westminster, John (Jock) Colville (later Sir John), who had been appointed Private Secretary to Princess Elizabeth on her marriage. Colville had been a private secretary to Winston Churchill during the war. In 1949 she accompanied her husband to Lisbon - where he served as Counsellor - and when Churchill formed his second administration in 1951 she and her husband returned to London where John Colville was appointed Joint Principal Private Secretary to the PM. A memo in the Royal Archives from Sir Alan Lascelles (GeorgeVI's private secretary) to the King informing HM of Colville's return to Britain and new appointment has a postscript in the king's own hand "This is interesting. It will suit Meg no doubt to get home. G.R." The Colvilles had a daughter (Elizabeth) Harriet in 1952, followed by a son, Alexander in 1955, and another son Rupert in 1960. The daughter was christened in February, 1953, with the Queen and Prime Minister
(Churchill) standing sponsor. (The other sponsors were Mrs Willie Whitelaw now Viscountess Whitelaw, and the Earl of Home, later the Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home). Harriet Colville went on to marry a cousin of the Queen, David Bowes Lyon, and has been a Lady-in-Waiting to the Princess Royal since 1990. Lady Margaret's husband (who was knighted in 1974), died in November, 1987, aged 72. In later years, after her widowhood, Lady Margaret resumed her royal service becoming a Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother in 1990 and remaining in the post until Her Majesty's death in 2002. Lady Margaret was invested CVO by the Queen at Buckingham Palace in July, 1994. The funeral takes place at St Mary's, Broughton, Hampshire, near her home, on Monday 10 May, 2004.] (added 8 May 2004)

The marriage took place on 16 June at St Endellion, North Cornwall, between Jeremy Christopher Ward (b.1975, son of Hon. Peter Alistair Ward [himself the son of William Humble Eric Ward, 3rd Earl of Dudley, and of his first wife, Lady Rosemary Millicent Leveson-Gower (herself the daughter of the 4th Duke of Sutherland)] and of his second wife, née Elizabeth Rose Westmacott [descended from the Barons St Oswald]) and Amelia N. Hine (daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Hine, of Advent, North Cornwall). (added 26 Jun 2004)
 

SWIATOPOLK-CZETWERTYNSKI

Princess Elzbieta Swiatopelk-Czetwertynska, née Countess Wielopolska, died at Vancouver on 12 February.
[She was born at Spala on 8 October 1913, daughter of Count Albert Wielopolski and of his wife, née Countess Elzbieta Zamoyska. In 1933 she married Prince Wladimir Swiatopolk-Czetwertynski (1907-1965, son of Prince Seweryn Franciszek Swiatopolk-Czetwertynski and of his wife, née Zofia Przezdziecka). They had two children: Jerzy (b.1937) and Krystyna (b.1947).] (added 21 Feb 2004)

It was announced on Royauté that Ferdinand du Bois d'Aische and his wife, née Baronne Ariane de Viron, had a son, Renaud, on 27 December. Presumably this is the Ferdinand who was born at Brussels on 1 September 1975, son of Philippe du Bois d'Aische and of his wife, Princess Izabella Swiatopolk-Czetwertynski. Also, Ariane is presumably the one born in 1977, daughter of Baron Jean-Bernard de Viron and of his wife, née Bernadette de Hemptinne. (added 16 Jan 2005)
 

TALLEYRAND-PÉRIGORD

Mercedes Gonzalez de Andia, Duchessa di Dino, née Elio y Gonzalez de Amezua, died in February.
[She was the wife of Manuel Gonzalez de Andia y Talleyrand-Périgord, Duca di Dino, son of Louis Dreyfus Gonzalez de Andia, Marques de Villahermosa, and of his wife, née Félicie de Talleyrand-Périgord (herself the sister of Hélie, 7th and last Duc de Talleyrand, Duca di Dino).] (added 11 Feb 2004)
 

TAMAMES

Marta del Carril, widow of Don José de Messía y Lesseps, Duke of Tamames, died in Buenos Aires on 12 April.
[She was born in Paris in 1921 to an Argentine family. She had two previous marriages, with children in both: Martin and Diego de Alzaga; and Maria Marta Quintana del Carril, who was married to Baron Christian de Massy (son of Princess Antoinette of Monaco). She was a well known theatrical producer under de name of Tita Tamames. Her third marriage was to José de Mesía y Lesseps, Duque de Tamames (son of Fernando de Mesía y Fitzjames-Stuart, Duque de Tamames, and of his wife, née Marie-Solange de Lesseps, and brother of Marisol Condessa de Odiel, morganatic wife of Infante Jose Eugenio of Spain). (added 16 May 2004)

Araceli, Condesa de la Granja, died at Madrid on 30 June.
[She was born Araceli de La Lastra y Mesia at Seville on 9 March 1905, daughter of José Maria de la Lastra y Romejo de Tejada (1869-1932) and of his wife, née Angela Mesia y Fitzjames-Stuart (1874-19__), who was herself the daughter of José Mesia y Cayesa de los Cobos, Duque de Tamames, and of his wife, Maria de la Asuncion Rosalia Joaquina Fitzjames-Stuart y Palafox, Duquesa de Calisteo. In 1925 Araceli married Juan Manuel Agrela y Pardo, Conde de la Granja (1898-1983). They had two children, of whom their son, Juan Manuel predeceased both his parents in 1982.] (added 5 Jul 2004)
 

TASCHER DE LA PAGERIE

Mme. Jacques Rouger, née Rose-Anne de Tascher de la Pagerie, died on 15 March.
[She was born at Paris on 26 March 1920, daughter of Robert, Duc de Tascher de la Pagerie, and of his wife, née Luce Arbel. She is survived by her husband, Jacques Rouger, and their two sons.] (added 19 Mar 2004)

Comte Arnaud de Regnault de Bellescize died on 25 March.
[He was born at Nièvre on 3 May 1919, son of Jean de Regnault de Bellescize and of his wife, née Renée Durieu de Souzy. In 1946 he married Joséphine de Tascher de la Pagerie (daughter of Robert, Duc de Tascher de la Pagerie, and of his wife, née Luce Arbel). (added 4 Apr 2004)
 

TAURISANO

Don Diego Lopez y Royo dei duchi di Taurisano (b.1962, son  of Don Antonio Lopez y Royo dei duchi di Taurisano and of his wife, née Maria Vernola) will marry Laura degli Atti in June. (added 15 Jun 2004)
 

TECK

Richard Francis Abel Smith died on 23 December.
[He was born at Kensington Palace on 11 October 1933, son of Sir Henry Abel Smith (1900-1993) and of his wife, Lady May Cambridge ((1906-1994), née Princess May of Teck, daughter of Prince Alexander of Teck, Earl of Athlone, and of his wife, Princess Alice of Great Britain and Ireland). In 1960 he married Marcia Kendrew. He is survived by her and by their daughter, Katherine (Hon. Mrs Hubert Wentworth Beaumont), and four grandchildren. NOTE: the death notice which I saw said that the death occurred on "Wednesday, 23rd December 2004"; the 23rd was a Thursday, so possibly the death occurred on the 22nd instead.] (added 2 Jan 2005)
 

TORLONIA

Donna Agnese (Ines) dei marchesi Theodoli (b.1941, daughter of don Nicolò dei marchesi Theodoli dei marchesi di San Vito e Pisoniano (1917-1988) and of the late Nice Perrone), widow of Don Giovanni Torlonia dei duchi di Poli (1931-1981), married secondly in New York in June Philip H. Clarke III. (added 30 Jul 2004)
 

TOSTI di VALMINUTA

Domitilla dei Marchesi Lepri di Rota [daughter of Giovanni dei Marchesi Lepri di Rota and his wife nèe Contessa Anna Ludovica Pignatti Morano di Custoza (herself the daughter of Conte Vittorio and his wife nèe Donna Vittoria Tosti dei Duchi di Valminuta)] will marry Riccardo dei Conti Battaglia in Rome on June 19 2004.
 

TROUBETZKOY

Baron Pierre von Prittwitz und Gaffron died accidentally in early January.
[He was born at Paris on 7 October 1955, son of Baron Alexis von Prittwitz und Gaffron and of his wife, née Countess Hélène Bobrinsky [herself the daughter of Count Pierre Bobrinsky and of his wife, Princess Maria Troubetzkoy. In 1983 he married Hélène Henniker, by whom he had three children.] (added 11 Jan 2004)

Jonkheer Béla Jankovich de Jeszenice and his wife, née Princess Anna Troubetzkoy (daughter of Prince Alexis Troubetzkoy and his wife, née Helene Khlebnikov) had their third child, Miklós Béla, at Arnhem on 25 June. (added 28 Jun 2004)
 

URACH

Sophie von Einsiedel (daughter of Curt-Hildebrand von Einsiedel and of his wife, Princess Amelie von Urach) will marry  Christian Vinzenz Richard Konstantin von Eichborn (born in Laupheim on March 3rd 1974 as the son of Johann Friedrich von Eichborn and of his wife née Gudula von Savigny) on May 15th 2004. (added 3 Apr 2004)
 

URSEL

Nathalie de Maupeou d'Ableiges (daughter of Comte Guy de Maupeou d'Ableiges [himself the son of Comte Paul de Maupeou d'Ableiges and of his wife, née Countess Nicole d'Ursel] and of his wife, née Catherine de Beaucorps) married Edouard Brosset-Heckel at Paris on 31 January. (added 18 May 2004)

Marie-Françoise, Marquise de Virieu, died at Paris on 7 February.
[She was born Marie-Françoise Brugière de Barante at Paris on 17 May 1906, the daughter of Baron Edouard de Barante and of his wife, née Antoinette de Chaponay. In 1929 she married Xavier, Marquis de Virieu (1898-1953), son of Henri, Marquis de Virieu, and of his wife, née Countess Caroline d'Ursel. They had five children.] (added 11 Feb 2004)

Comte Bruno Dadvisard died on 17 February.
[He was born at Tours on 25 December 1919, son of Charles, Marquis Dadvisard (himself the son of Amable, Marquis Dadvisard, and of his wife, née Countess Gabrielle d'Ursel), and of his wife, née Jeanne Daru. In 1944 he married Countess Nathalie d'Oultremont (daughter of Comte Jacques d'Oultremont and of his wife, née Countess Gabrielle d'Ursel). He is survived by her and by their five children.] (added 21 Feb 2004)

Jkhr Martin de Cock de Rameyen and his wife, née Countess Honorine d'Ursel (daughter of Count Christian d'Ursel and of his wife, née Countess Sophie d'Oultremont), had their first child, Marguerite-Marie, on 27 February. (added 13 Mar 2004)

Comte Patrick de Briey (son of Comte Arnaud de Briey [himself the son of Comte Aimery de Briey (himself the son of Comte Renaud de Briey and of his wife, née Countess Anne d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Marie Antoinette de Dieudonne de Corbeek-over-Loo] and of his wife, née Mireille Goeyens) and his wife, née Gabriella Magali, had their third child, Raphaël, on 14 March. (added 18 May 2004)

Augustin Jordan, a French diplomat, died at Saint-Léger-sous Beuvray on 24 March.
[He was born at Paris on 10 December 1910, son of Louis Jordan and Germaine Blanchet. In 1948 he married Marie de Sartiges (daughter of Comte Bertrand de Sartiges and of his wife, née Countess Françoise d'Ursel). They had four children.] (added 19 May 2004)

Agnés Jordan (daughter of Louis Jordan [himself the son of Augustin Jordan, for whose death see above, and of his wife, née Marie de Sartiges] and of his wife, née Marie-Pierre Tissot) married Hugues Assier de Pompignan (b.Metz 2 Apr 1981, son of Roland Assier de Pompignan and of his wife, née Chantal Lefebvre de Ladonchamps) at Renage (Isère) on 16 April. (added 19 May 2004)

Edouard Fournier and his wife, née Elise de Balliencourt dit Courcol (daughter of Christophe de Balliencourt dit Courcol and of his wife, née Anne de Ladoucette [herself the daughter of Baron François de Ladoucette and of his wife, née Geneviève de Frotté (herself the daughter of Robert, Marquis de Frotté, and of his wife, née Countess Juliette d'Ursel)]) had their third child, Otilia, at Bordeaux on 10 May. Their other two children are: Louise, b.11 Aug 1998, and Madeleine, b.24 Apr 2001. (added 18 May 2004)

Toby Mansel-Pleydell (son of David Gabriel Morton Mansel-Pleydel [himself the son of Ralph Morton Mansel-Pleydell and of his wife, Countess Marguerite d'Ursel] and of his wife, née Elizabeth Luard) and his wife, Anna, had their third child, Henry, at Budapest on 3 June. (added 12 Jun 2004)

Comtesse Arnaud de Pechpeyrou Comminges de Guitaut, née Nicole d'Arjuzon, died on 8 June.
[She was born at Paris on 26 October 1931, daughter of Henri, Comte d'Arjuzon, and of his wife, née Jacqueline Gilbert-Boucher. In 1952 she married Comte Arnaud de Pechpeyrou-Comminges de Guitaut (1920-1992), son of Comte Henri de Pechpeyrou-Comminges de Guitaut and of his wife, née Countess Eleonore d'Ursel. They had six children,including two adopted children.] (added 14 Jun 2004)

The forthcoming marriage was announced between François Marie Hubert de la Villéon (son of Jacques de La Villéon [himself the son of Antoine de La Villéon and of his wife, née Anne du Pré de Saint-Maur (herself the daughter of Rochard du Pré de Saint-Maur and of his wife, née Countess Elisabeth d'Ursel)] and of his wife, née Emmanuelle Gourlez de La Motte) and Agathe Marie Françoise Perruchot. The banns were published in Paris on 24 March. (added 21 Apr 2004)

Benjamin Antoine Nicolas Mirabaud (son of Jérôme Mirabaud and of his wife, née Dominique Leroy) married Philippine Marie Charlotte de Forton (daughter of Charles-Henri de Forton [himself the son of Comte Maurice de Forton and of his wife, née Jeanne de Sartiges (herself the daughter of Comte Bertrand de Sartiges and of his wife, née Countess Françoise d'Ursel)] and of his wife, née Ariane de Segogne) at Pomerol on 21 August. (updated 26 Dec 2004)

Comte Jacques de Lichtervelde died on 11 May 2004.
[He was born at Wuestwezel on 18 July 1944, son of Comte Roger de Lichtervelde (himself the son of Comte Jacques de Lichtervelde and of his wife, née Countess Marie d’Ursel) and of his wife née Marie-Cécile (of the barons) de Kerchove d’Exaerde Borluut. In 1979 he married Vicomtesse Thérèse de Jonghe d’Ardoye (1944-1992). He leaves two children.] (added 16 May 2004)

Juan Poswick and his wife, née Countess Caroline d'Ursel (daughter of Count Eric d'Ursel and of his wife, née Béatrice Mortens d'Oosterwyck de Jacquier de Rosée), had their third child, Philippine, on 8 June. (added 3 Jul 2004)

The engagement was announced between Christopher Chevasson (son of Jacques Chevasson and of his wife, née Montserrat Dalmau Oriols) and Pauline Hennessy (daughter of Maurice Hennessy and of his wife, née Catherine de Ladoucette [herself the daughter of Baron François de Ladoucette and of his wife, née Geneviève de Frotté (herself the daughter of Robert Marquis de Frotté and of his wife, née Countess Juliette d'Ursel)]). (added 15 Feb 2004)

The engagement was announced between Count John d’Ursel (son of Count Patrick d’Ursel and of his wife, née baroness Béatrice van der Straten Waillet) and Sybille van Zuylen (daughter of baron Pierre van Zuylen and of his wife, née Christine van Wassenhove). (added 21 Apr 2004)

Antoine de Prudhomme Comte de La Boussinière died on 4 July.
[He was born at Grenoble on 31 July 1925, son of Christian de Prudhomme Comte de La Boussinière and of his wife, née Louise Pavin de Lafarge. In 1954 he married Anne de Sartiges (daughter of Comte Bertrand de Sartiges and of his wife, née Countess Françoise d'Ursel. He is survived by her and by their five children.] (added 11 Jul 2004)

The engagement was announced between Comte Pierre-Edouard Frotier de La Coste-Messelière (son of Comte Louis-Olivier Frotier de La Coste-Messelière and of his wife, née Isabelle de Virieu [herself the daughter of Xavier, Marquis de Virieu (himself the son of Henri, Marquis de Virieu, and of his wife, née Countess Caroline d'Ursel), and of his wife, née Marie-Françoise Brugière de Barante]) and Sophie Hélène Marguerite de Jouffroy-Gonsans (b.Saint-Amand- de-Montrond, Cher, on 7 September 1966, daughter of Comte Bernard de Jouffroy-Gonsans [himself the son of Comte Jehan de Jouffroy-Gonsans (himself the son of Jean de Jouffroy, Comte de Gonsans, and of his wife, née Marie Guigues de Moreton de Chabrillan) and of his wife, née Marguerite de Galliffet (herself the daughter of Charles, Marquis de Galliffet, Prince de Martigues)] and of his second wife, née Michèle Giraud-Favier). (added 11 Jul 2004)

Charles-Albert Dumont de Chassart and his wife, née Quitterie Marraud des Grottes (daughter of Comte Gabriel Marraud des Grottes and of his wife, née Roselyne du Pré de Saint-Maur [herself the daughter of Pierre du Pré de Saint-Maur (himself the son of Richard du Pré de Saint-Maur and of his wife, née Countess Elisabeth d'Ursel) and of his wife, née France de Roquefeuil-Cahuzac]) had their first child, Victoria, on 30 June. (added 17 Jul 2004)

The marriage was announced betwen Comte Nicolas Garnier de Boisgrollier de Ruolz (son of Comte Jean Garnier de Boisgrollier de Ruolz and of his wife, née Nicolle du Pouget de Nadaillac [herself the daughter of Comte Albert du Pouget de Nadaillac and of his wife, née Countess Simone d'Ursel]) and Yoko Amau. The banns were published at Paris on 23 July. (added 3 Aug 2004)

Comte Philippe de Lambertye died at Châteauneuf-du-Loir on 1 August.
[He was born at Etterbeek on 19 March 1930, son of Comte Bernard de Lambertye and of his wife, née Countess Anne de Briey (herself the daughter of Come Renaud de Briey and of his wife, née Countess Anne d'Ursel). In 1954 he married Chantal du Parc Locmaria. He is survived by her and by their seven children.] (added 7 Aug 2004)

Comte Tanguy du Parc Locmaria (son of Comte Léopold du Parc Locmaria and of his wife, née Countess Marie Hélène d'Oultremont [herself the daughter of Comte Eugène d'Oultremont (himself the son of Comte Hacques d'Oultremont and of his wife, née Countess Gabrielle d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Countess Madeleine de Liedekerke de Pailhe]) and his wife, née Anne-Laure de Roubaix, had their first child, Gabrielle, on 9 August. (added 28 Aug 2004)

Comte Laurent de Briey (son of Comte Renaud de Briey [himself the son of Comte Arnoud de Briey (himself the son of Comte Renaud de Briey and of his wife, née Countess Anne d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Marie Louise van Zeeland] and of his wife, née Béatrice de Locht) and his wife, née Florence Goenen, had their second child, Mazarine, on 11 August. (added 4 Sep 2004)

Comte Richard de Warren (son of Comte Lionel de Warren and of his wife, née Countess Lucie d'Ursel) and his wife, née Ines Hainguerlot, had their fifth child, Juliette, on 15 August. (added 25 Dec 2004)

Didier Geelhand de Merxem (son of Baudouin Geelhand de Merxem and of his wife, née Danielle de Brouchoven de Bergeÿck [herself the daughter of Comte Michel de Brouchoven de Bergeÿck (himself the son of Comte Philippe de Brouchoven de Bergeÿck and of his wife, née Countess Marie-Thérèse d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Comtesse Gaétane d'Oultremont]) and his wife, née Florence de Ville de Goyet, had their first child, Emma, on 31 July. (added 11 Sep 2004)

Harold de Jacquelot du Boisrouvray (son of Vicomte François de Jacquelot du Boisrouvray and of his wife, née Myriam Douville de Franssu) married Marie-Alix Marraud des Grottes (daughter of Comte Gabriel Marraud des Grottes and of his wife, née Roselyne du Pré de Saint-Maur [herself the daughter of Pierre du Pré de Saint-Maur (himself the son of Richard du Pré de Saint-Maur and of his wife, née Countess Elisabeth d'Ursel) and of his wife, née France de Roquefeuil-Cahuzac]) at Saint-Fermin-des-Près on 7 August. (updated 5 Dec 2004)

The engagement was announced between Matthieu Geelhand de Merxem (son of Baudouin Geelhand de Merxem and of his wife, née Danielle de Brouchoven de Bergeÿck [herself the daughter of Comte Michel de Brouchoven de Bergeÿck (himself the son of Comte Philippe de Brouchoven de Bergeÿck and of his wife, née Countess Marie-Thérèse d'Ursel) and Delphine Hauzeur (daughter of M. and Mme. Alain Hauzeur). (added 11 Sep 2004)

Comtesse Marie-Chantal d'Oultremont (b.château de Presles 1 May 1919, daughter of Comte Jacques d'Oultremont and of his wife, née Countess Gabrielle d'Ursel) died on 30 September. (added 11 Oct 2004)

Madame Gérard de Montpellier d'Annevoie, née Comtesse Jacqueline Hennequin de Villermont, died at Chimay on 24 October.
[She was born at Brussels on 29 June 1922, daughter of Comte Charless Hennequin de Villermont and of his wife, Countess Marthe d'Ursel de Rouillé. In 1948 she married Gérard de Montpellier d'Annevoie (1906-1987). They had five children. Her grandson, Fréderic de Montpellier d'Annevoie, and his wife, née Bérénice Gillès de Pelichy, had their first child, Madeleine, in 2004.] (added 29 Oct 2004)

Comtesse Jacques de La Tour du Pin Chambly de La Charce, née de Rougé, died on 3 November.
[She was born at Paris on 6 June 1920, daughter of Urbain, Marquis de Rougé, and of his wife, née Sophie de Bourbon-Busset (herself the daughter of Comte Robert de Bourbon-Busset and of his wife, Countess Juliette d'Ursel. In 1946 she married Comte Jacques de La Tour du Pin Chambly de La Charce (b.1911). She is survived by him and by their five children.] (added 13 Nov 2004)

Jacques de Pret Roose de Calesberg and his wife, Countess Eleonore van Limburg Stirum (daughter of Count Emmanuel van Limburg Stirum and of his wife, née Countess Nadine d'Ursel) had a daughter, Florence, on 6 October. (added 13 Nov 2004)

Count Etienne d'Ursel (son of Count Philippe d'Ursel and of his wife, née Marie Roche de La Rigodière) and his wife, née Céline de Caritat de Peruzzis, had their first child, Félix, on 13 October. (added 25 Dec 2004)

Vincent Missone and his wife, née Amélie du Parc Locmaria (daughter of Comte Léopold du Parc Locmaria and of his wife, Comtesse Marie-Hélène d'Oultremont [herself the daughter of Comte Eugène d'Oultremont (himself the son of Comte Jacques d'Oultremont and of his wife, Countess Gabrielle d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Comtesse Madeleine de Liedekerke de Pailhe]), had their third child, Joséphine, on 27 April. (added 26 Dec 2004)

Count François d’Ursel (son of Count Yves d’Ursel and of his wife, née de Mireille de Decker) married Countess Julie d’Aspremont Lynden (daughter of Count François-Maximilien d’Aspremont Lynden and of his wife, née Régine (of the barons) del Marmol) at Barvaux on 28 August. (added 18 Jun 2005)

Countess Evelyne d'Ursel (daughter of Count Ives d'Ursel and of his wife, née Mireille de Decker) married Aurélien Janssens de Bisthoven (son of Philippe (of the barons) Janssens de Bisthoven and of his wife née Katia (of the barons) de Neve de Roden) on 15 May. (added 18 Jun 2005)

Comte Olivier d'Ursel (son of Comte Géry d'Ursel and of his wife, née Elisabeth Freiin von Steinling zu Boden und Steinling) and his wife, née Francesca Setta (daughter of Giorgio Setta and of his wife, née Marisa Leone) had their first child, Eduardo, on 28 September. (added 19 Jun 2005)

Comte Tanguy d'Ursel (son of Comte Adrien d'Ursel and of his wife, née Christiane della Faille de Leverghem) and his wife, née Catherine de Béthune-Hesdigneul (daughter of Comte Henri de Béthune-Hesdigneul and of his wife, née Agnès van der Straeten) had their fifth child, Jehanne, at La Ciotat on 4 May. (added 19 Jun 2005)
 

VICENCE

Comtesse Gérard de Moustier, née Adrienne Albérique Marie-Thérèse de Viel de Lunas d'Espeuilles de Caulaincourt de Vicence, died at Caulaincourt, Aisne, on 19 March.
[She was born at Paris on 9 Oct 1901, daughter of Adrien, vicomte d'Espeuilles, marquis de Caulaincourt et duc de Vicence, and of his wife, née Marie de Pérusse des Cars. In 1922 she married Comte Gérard de Moustier (1887-1980), son of Comte Edouard de Moustier and of his wife, née Octavie de Curel.] (added 4 Apr 2004)

Baronne Alain de Langsdorff, née Odile de Kergorlay, died on 11 June.
[She was born Marie Charlotte Albertine Odile de Kergorlay at La Ferté-Imbault, Loir-et-Cher, on 9 November 1914, daughter of Comte Bernard de Kergorlay (1882-1937) (son of Comte Pierre de Kergorlay (1847-1919) and of his wife, née Eugénie de Caulaincourt de Vicence (1859-1902) [herself the daughter of Adrien de Caulaincourt, 2nd duc de Vicence (1815-1896)]) and of his wife, née Antoinette de Curel (1888-1960) (daughter of Albert, 5th Vicomte de Curel (1857-1936) and of his wife, née Anne de Durfort Civrac de Lorge (1866-1943)). In 1939 she married Baron Alain de Langsdorff (1915-1960), son of Baron Roger de Langsdorff and of his wife, née Thérèse Le Mercier de Maisoncelle-Vertille de Richemont. They had seven children.] (added 22 Jun 2004)
 

VISCONTI di MODRONE

Don Niccolò dei duchi Visconti di Modrone died in Milan on 10 August.
[He was born at Florence on 12 December 1920, son of Count Don Guido Carlo dei duchi Visconti di Modrone (1881-1967) and of Matilde Maria dei conti Marescalchi (1881-1973). In 1944 he married Luisa Borghi. He is survived by her and by their two daughters and one son.] (added 11 Sep 2004)
 

WASSILTCHIKOV

Count Michael Tolstoy died at Ottignies on 13 February.
[He was born at Miskhor, Crimea, on 11 October 1918, son of Count Alexander Tolstoy (himself the son of Count Mikhail Tolstoy and of his wife, née Princess Olga Wassiltchikov) and of his wife, née Irene Raievsky (herself the daughter of Mikhail Raievsky and of his wife, née Princess Maria Gagarine). In 1948 he married Francine Paule Yvonne Bregentzer. He is survived by her and by their five children.] (added 21 Feb 2004)
 

WELLINGTON

The marriage took place on 27 March at St Mary Bourne between Jonathan Charles Orange (b.1976, youngest son of Brian Peter Harvey Orange, of King's Somborne, Hampshire, and of his wife, née Anne Denise Berry [herself the daughter of Hon. Denis Gomer Berry and of his second wife, née Pamela Wellesley (herself the daughter of Lord Richard Wellesley, son of the 4th Duke of Wellington), and sister of the present 3rd Viscount Kemsley]) and Caroline Elizabeth Maclay (b.1976, daughter of Mark Paton Maclay, of Binley, Hampshire, of the Barons Maclay, and of his wife, née Elizabeth Ruth McClenaghan.) (added 9 Apr 2004)

The wedding took place between Hon. Orlando Montagu (b.16 January 1971, younger son of John Edward Hollister Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich, and of his wife, née Caroline Hayman) and Lady Honor Wellesley (b.25 October 1979, daughter of Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley, Marquess of Douro [son and heir of Arthur, 8th Duke of Wellington] and of his wife, Princess Antonia of Prussia [herself the daughter of Prince Friedrich of Prussia and of his wife, née Lady Brigid Guinness]) at Stratfield Saye on 3 July. Orlando was married in 1996 to Laura Ann Roundell. This couple was divorced in 2002. (updated 4 Jul 2004)

The engagement was announced between Arthur Gerald Wellesley, Earl of Mornington (son of Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley, Marquess of Douro [himself the son of Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, and of his wife, née Diana Ruth McConnel] and of his wife, née Princess Antonia of Prussia [herself the daughter of Prince Friedrich of Prussia and of his wife, née Lady Brigid Guinness]) and Jemma Madeleine Kidd (daughter of John Edward Aitken
Kidd [himself the son of Maj Thomas Edward Dealtry Kidd and of his wife, née Hon Janet Gladys Aitken (herself the daughter of the 1st Baron Beaverbrook and former wife of {i} Ian Douglas Campbell (later 11th Duke of Argyll), & {ii} the Hon William Drogo Sturges Montagu, scion of the Earls of Sandwich)] and of his wife, Wendy Madeline [herself the daughter of Sir John Rowland Hodge, 2nd Bt.]). The wedding is to take place at the Kidd family home in Barbados in the summer of 2005. (updated 20 Oct 2004)
 

WESTMINSTER

Valentine George Dawnay (b.25 April 1948, son of Hon. George William ffolkes Dawnay [himself the son of the 9th Viscount Downe] and of his wife, née Rosemary Helen Grosvenor [herself the daughter of Lord Edward Grosvenor (son of the 1st Duke of Westminster) and of his wife, née Lady Dorothy Browne]) died on 14 February. (added 3 Mar 2004)

Edward Bernard Charles van Cutsem (b.1973, eldest son of Hugh Bernard Edward van Cutsem, of Hilborough, Norfolk [descended from the 4th Marquess of Northampton, the Lords Petre, etc], and of his wife, née Jonkvrouwe Emilie van Ufford [herself the daughter of Jonkheer Pieter Quarles van Ufford, of De Dumdoorn, Aerdenhout, Holland]) married Lady Tamara Katherine Grosvenor (b.1979, eldest daughter of Gerald Cavendish, 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, and of his wife, née Natalia Ayesha Phillips [herself the youngest daughter of the late Lt-Col Harold Pedro Joseph Phillips and of his wife, née Georgina Wernher (herself the daughter of Sir Harold Augustus Wernher and of his wife, née Countess Anastasia [Zia] de Torby [herself the elder daughter of Grand Duke Mikhail of Russia and of  his wife, Sophia Nikolaievna, Countess de Torby])]) at Chester Cathedral on 6 November. (updated 6 Nov 2004)

David Stewart Timothy Wardell (b.1963, youngest son of Timothy William Wardell, of Callion, France, and of his former wife, née Lady Antonia Pamela Mary Crichton [now Lady Antonia Beckwith, herself the daughter of John Henry George Crichton, 5th Earl Erne (himself the son of Henry William, Viscount Crichton, and of his wife, née Lady Mary Cavendish Grosvenor [herself the daughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster]) , and of his wife, née Lady Davidema Bulwer Lytton]) married Sarah J. Daly (younger daughter of Dermot Daly, of Willington, Tarporley, Cheshire) at St Helen's Church, Tarporley, Cheshire, on 25 September. (updated 14 Jul 2004)

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl of Shaftesbury, died in November, 2004, allegedly murdered by his wife and brother-in-law.
[He was born on 22 May, 1938, the only son of Anthony, Lord Ashley (himself the son of Anthony, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury, and of his wife, née Lady Constance Sibell Grosvenor [sister of the 2nd Duke of Westminster], a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary), and of his second wife, née Françoise Soulier. He was three times married: firstly, from 1966 to 1976, to Bianca Maria de Paolis, of Rome; secondly, from 1976 to 2000, to Mrs Christina Casella, daughter of Ambassador Nils Montan; and thirdly, since 2002, to Jamila Ben M'Barek. The Earl leaves two sons from his second marriage, (i) Anthony Nils
Christian Ashley-Cooper, styled Lord Ashley, now 11th Earl of Shaftesbury, and Hon Nicholas Edmund Ashley-Cooper.] (added 6 Mar 2005)