Royal News of 2005, Section III
 

Last updated on 10 March 2006
 

ABERCORN

Charles William Lambton died on 3 May.
[He was born on 22 August 1921, son of Hon. Charles Lambton (himself the son of George Frederick D'Arcy Lambton, 2nd Earl of Durham, and of his wife, née Lady Beatrix Hamilton [daughter of the 1st Duke of Abercorn]) and of his wife, née Lavinia Marion Garforth (herself the daughter of William Henry Garforth and of his wife, née Hon. Hylda Maria Madeline Willoughby). In 1950 he married Lady Elizabeth Mary Fitzmaurice (daughter of Henry William Edmond Petty-Fitzmaurice, 6th Marquess of Lansdowne [himself the son of Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, and of his wife, née Lady Maud Hamilton (another daughter of the 1st Duke of Abercorn)], and of his wife, née Elizabeth Caroline Hope). He is survived by her and their three sons and a daughter.] (added 28 May 2005)

Natasha Branston and her husband, Barney Branston, had their third son, Samuel Peter Barnabas, on 9 May.
[Natasha is the daughter of the late Robert Kenyon-Slaney (himself the son of Robert Orlando Rodolph Kenyon-Slaney and of his wife, née Lady Mary Cecilia Rhodesia Hamilton, of the Dukes of Abercorn) and of his wife, née Meriel Bexton, now Mrs Peter Afia (a lady-in-waiting to Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy).] (added 25 May 2005)

James Harold Charles Hamilton, Marquess of Hamilton (son of James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Abercorn, KG, and of his wife, née Alexandra Philiips) and his wife, née Tanya Nation (eldest daughter of Douglas Percy Codrington Nation and of his wife, née Barbara "Bobbie" Brookes) had their first child, James Alfred Nicholas, Viscount Strabane, on 30 October. (added 12 Nov 2005)

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 second child, Myrtle Rose Beatrice, on 13 December. (added 20 Dec 2005)
 

ABRANTÈS

Yann-Loïc Herlin and his wife, née Caroline Bès de Berc (daughter of Arnault Bès de Berc [himself the son of Guy Bès de Berc and of his wife, née Marguerite Le Ray d'Abrantès (herself the daughter of Alfred Le Ray, Marquis d'Abrantès, and of his wife, née Hélène de Langsdorff, and sister of Maurice, Duc d'Abrantès)] and of his wife, née Damienne Lefébure) had their third child, Laetitia, at Stavanger, Norway, on 1 June. (added 5 Jul 2005)

Vicomte Hubert de Hercé died on 4 October.
[He was born in 1950, son of Comte Henri de Hercé (himself the son of Comte René de Hercé and of his wife, née Gisèle Le Ray d'Abrantès [herself the daughter of Andoche Le Ray, Duc d'Abrantès, and of his wife, née Nicole de Maigret]) and of his wife, née Jacqueline Duhesme. He was unmarried.] (added 9 Oct 2005)
 

ALBA

Cayetano Martinez de Irujo y Fitzjames-Stuart (son of Luis Martinez de Irujo y Artazcoz and of his wife, Maria de Rosario Cayetana Fitzjames-Stuart y Silva, Duquesa de Alba) married Genoveva Casanova at the Palace las Duenas at Seville on 15 October. The couple already has two children: Luis and Amina. (added 15 Aug 2005)
 

ALLIATA

Principe Don Paolo Alliata (son of Principe Don Fabrizio, 3rd Principe Alliata, and of his first wife, née Yana Cini) and his wife, née Ioana Mercedes Padilla (herself the daughter of Eduardo José Padilla and of Julieta Mercedes de Oliviera Cézar) had their fourth child, Donna Isabella Alliata di Montereale e Padilla, at Buenos Aires on 26 February. (added 5 Mar 2005)
 

ALTIERI

Donna Flavia Francesca dei marchesi Theodoli (daughter of Don Alberto Theodoli, Marchese di Sambuci (1873-1955, himself son of Don Girolamo Theodoli dei marchesi di San Vito e Pisoniano (1846-1926) and of Donna Cristina dei principi Altieri (1852-1930)) and of Matilde Sursok (1885-1964), died in Bolgheri, Tuscany, on 6 January. She was born in 1910 and married in 1930 Count Giorgio Ugolino della  Gherardesca (1902-1947). They had no children. (added 4 Feb 2005)

Donna Vittoria dei marchesi Theodoli (daughter of Don Ugo Theodoli dei marchesi di San Vito e Pisoniano, "Balì" Grand Cross of Sovereign Military Order of Malta (1886-1974) [himself  son of Don Girolamo dei marchesi Theodoli (1846-1926) and of Donna Cristina dei principi ALTIERI (1852-1930)] and of Maria dei marchesi Siciliano di Rende (1893-1968)) died in Rome on 6 March. She was born in 1919 and married in 1940 Nobile Augusto Assettati, Ambassador of Italy (1903-.....). She was survived by two sons and one daughter. (added 23 Mar 2005)
 

ARGYLL

Anthony Burrell and his wife, née Lady Louise Campbell (daughter of Ian Campbell, 12th Duke of Argyll (1937-2001) and of his wife, née Iona Mary Colquhoun) had a daughter, Teale Iona, on 11 February. (added 21 Feb 2005)
 

ATHOLL

John Jolliffe Tufnell died on 10 March.
[He was born on 22 February 1925, son of Samuel Jolliffe Tufnell (himself the son of Edward Augustus Murray Tufnell, of Wormingford Hall [himself the son of John Jolliffe Tufnell, of Langleys, and of his second wife, née Eleanor Margaret Murray (of the Dukes of Atholl)], and of his wife, née Ethel Cicely Harriet Woodhouse) and of his wife, née Phoebe Olga Johsntone. In 1949 he married Elizabeth Armstrong Sinclair, who predeceased him. They had three children: Patricia, Ian, and Graham (who also predeceased him); and four grandchildren.] (added 20 Mar 2005)
 

AUDIFFRET-PASQUIER

Olivier Goirand died at Villejuif on 15 January.
[He was born at Paris on 22 July 1958, son of Gilbert-André Goirand and of his wife, née Bernadette Chatin. In 1986 he married Sybille d'Audiffret-Pasquier (daughter of Denis, Duc d'Audiffret-Pasquier, and of his wife, née Aldée de Lastic Saint-Jal). He is survived by her, their three sons, and their daughter.] (added 23 Jan 2005)
 

del BALZO

Donna Elena del Balzo dei duchi di Presenzano, nèe dei conti Federici di Abriola, died at Rome on 18 October.
[She was born at Naples on 8 November 1913, daughter of Conte Giuseppe Federici di Abriola (1883-1971) and of his wife, née Nobile Giovanna Fraggiacomo. She married in 1936 Conte Don Francesco del Balzo dei duchi di Presenzano (1903-1978). They had two daughters, Donna Giovannella and Donna Maria Immacolata del Balzo, who survive her, and a son, Don Fabrizio Del Balzo (1940- 1976).] (added 28 Oct 2005)
 

BARBERINI

Don Augusto Principe Barberini, 13th Principe di Palestrina and Grandee Spain 1st class, died in Rome on 21 June.
[He was born in Rome on 3 December 1923, son of Don Francesco dei principi Barberini (1898-1959) and of Donna
Ippolita Cattaneo della Volta Paleologo dei principi di San Nicandro, Principessa e Duchessa di Termoli (1897-1988).
In 1969 he married Giovanna dei marchesi della Chiesa. He is survived by her, three sons and one daughter.] (added 25 Jun 2005)

Don Antonio Barberini dei principi di Palestrina died in Osimo, near Ancona, Italy, on 29 June.
[He was born in 1928, son of Don Giulio Barberini dei Principi di Palestrina (1900-1977) and of his wife, née Nobile Costanza Briganti-Bellini (1902-.....).  He married in 1957 Fiamma Bosio (b.1931). He is survived by her, one son and three daughters.] (added 9 Jul 2005)
 

BATTENBERG

John Ulick Knatchbull, 7th Lord Brabourne, died at his home in Ashford, Kent, on 22 September.
[He was born at London on 9 November 1924, second son of Michael Herbert Rudolf Knatchbull-Hugessen (later, Knatchbull), 5th Lord Brabourne (himself the son of Cecil Marcus Knatchbull-Hugessen, 4th Lord Brabourne, and of his wife, née Helene Regina Frederica von Flesch Brunningen), and of his wife, née Lady Doreen Browne (herself the daughter of George Ulick Browne, 6th Marquess of Sligo, and of his wife, née Agatha Stewart Hodgson). He was a film producer, among other pursuits. He succeeded his elder borther as 7th Lord Brabourne in 1943. In 1946 he married Lady Patricia Mountbatten, elder daughter of Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma (né Prince von Battenberg) and of his wife, née Edwina Ashley. She succeeded her father as Countess Mountbatten of Burma in 1979 when the Earl was killed by terorists along with the Brabournes' son Nicholas. He is survived by her and by their remaining six children. His eldest son, Norton Louis Philip Knatchbull, will apparently continue to be known as Lord Romsey (the Countess' subsidiary title) but also succeeds as 8th Lord Brabourne.] (added 24 Sep 2005)

Hon. Timothy 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 Isabella Norman, had their fourth child, Isla Selina Edwina, on 23 November. (added 3 Dec 2005)
 

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 second child, Bruno, at Montpellier on 26 February. (added 26 Mar 2005)

Augustin du Bessey de Contenson (son of Comte Michel du Bessey de Contenson and of his wife, née France Guillemin de Monplanet) and his wife, née Marie-Laurence de Pontac (daughter of Jean François, Marquis de Pontac, and of his wife, née Princess Eliane de Bauffremont-Courtenay) had their first child, Apolline, on 20 June. (added 5 Jul 2005)

Sibylle, Duchesse de Bauffremont, née de Chabannes, died on 28 August.
[She was born at Paris on 26 June 1922, daughter of Gabriel de Chabannes and of his wife, née Mahaut de Béthune-Sully. In 1943 she married Jacques, Duc de Bauffremont (b.1922, son of Pierre, Duc de Bauffremont, and of his wife, née Thérèse Chevrier. He survives her, along with their four children, and umerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.] (added 31 Aug 2005)

Baron Renaud de Maistre and his wife, née Princess Agnès de Bauffremont-Courtenay (daughter 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) had their second child, Amaury, on 14 September. (added 6 Dec 2005)

Comte Emmanuel de Pontac (son of Jean-François, Marquis de Pontac, and of his wife, Princess Eliane de Bauffremont-Courtenay) and his wife, née Alix Mirieu de Labarre, had their sixth child, Sixtine, on 18 October. (added 6 Dec 2005)
 

BEAUFORT

Sir Simon Francis Bethell Codrington, of Dodington Park, 3d Bt., died at Frenchay Hospital on 17 August.
[He was born on 14 August 1923, son of Sir Christopher Codrington, 2d Bt. (himself the son of Sir Gerald Codrington, Bt., [himself the son of Christopher William Codrington and of his wife, née Lady Georgiana Somerset (of the Dukes of Beaufort)]and of his wife, née Lady Edith Denison [herself the daughter of William Denison, Earl of Londesborough, and of his wife, née Lady Edith Somerset (of the Dukes of Beaufort)]), and of his first wife, née Joan Hague-Cook. He married firstly, in 1947, Joanne Molineaux (divorced 1959), widow of William Humphrey Austin Thompson; married 2ndly, 1959, Pamela Joy Halliday Wise (divorced 1979);  married 3rdly, 1980 (divorced 3 Aug 1987) to Mrs Sarah Gwynne Gaze (née Pennell); married 4thly, in 1989, Shirley Ann Davis. He is survived by his fourth spouse and three sons, Christopher, Bethell, and Hugo, from his second marriage.] (added 24 Aug 2005)

David Alwyne Carne Rasch died on 27 November.
[He was born on 16 September 1922, son of Guy Elland Carne Rasch (himself the son of Sir Frederick Carne Rasch, Bt., and of his wife, née Katherine Anne Griffinhoofe) and of his wife, née Phyllis Dorothy Lindsay Greville (herself the daughter of Hon. Alwyne Henry Fulke Greville [himself the son of George Guy Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick and Brooke, and of his wife, née Lady Anne Charteris] and of his wife, née Mabel Elizabeth Georgina Smith). In 1953 he married Anne Elizabeth Somerset (daughter of Henry Robert Somers Fitzroy de Vere Somerset and of his wife, née Bettine Violet Malcolm, and sister of David Robert Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort). She died in 1995. He is survived by their three children.] (added 4 Dec 2005)

The engagement has been announced between the Hon. Quintin John Neil Martin Hogg (b.1973, son of Rt Hon Douglas Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham [himself the son of Quintin McGarel Hogg, 2nd Viscount Hailsham, and of his second wife, née Mary Evelyn Martin] and of his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Mary, Baroness Hogg, of Kettlethorpe, née Boyd-Carpenter [herself the daughter of John Archibald Boyd-Carpenter, Lord Boyd-Carpenter, and of his wife, née Margaret Mary Hall]) and Elizabeth Anne Sophia Heneage (b.1981, daughter of Thomas Peter William Heneage [himself the son of Peter Edward Findlay Heneage and of his wife, née Jean Georginana Ethel Douglas (herself the daughter of Hon. William Sholto Douglas and of his wife, née Hon. Ethel Georgiana Frances Somerset [of the Barons Raglan and Dukes of Beaufort])] and of his former wife, née Shaunagh Anne Henrietta Colthurst [now the Baroness Latymer, wife of the 9th Baron, and daughter of George Silver Oliver Annesley Colthurst and of his wife, née Hon. Elizabeth Sophia Sidney (herself a descendant of King William IV of Great Britain)]). (added 6 Dec 2005)
 

BEDFORD

Lord Hugh Hastings Russell died on 6 January.
[He was born on 29 March 1923, son of Hastings Russell, 12th Duke of Bedford, and of his wife, née Louisa Whitwell. In 1957 he married Rosemary Markby. He is survived by her and by their two children, Mark and Karen, and six grandchildren.] (added 28 Jan 2005)

The engagement was announced 14 January, 2005, between Mr Toby Rowland (son of the late Mr "Tiny" Rowland (the notorious financier, whose birth name was Fuhrop) and of Mrs Josie Rowland) and Victoria "Plum" Sykes, the writer (b.4 Dec 1969, twin daughter of Mark Richard Sykes [himself the son of Christopher Hugh Sykes and of his wife, née Camilla Georgiana Russell (of the Dukes of Bedford)] and of his second wife, née Valerie Goad.)

Rupert Edward Nutting (son of Peter Robert Nutting and of his wife, née Cecilia Hester Marie-Louise Constance Russell [herself the daughter of Cosmo Rex Ivor Russell, of the Dukes of Bedford]) and his wife, née Kerry Turner, had their first child, Charles Peter Jameson, at Portland Hospital, on 17 February. (added 21 Feb 2005)

Hazel Incledon, née Beresford, died on 24 March.
[She was born on 11 February 1920, daughter of Hon. William Arthur de la Poer Horsley Beresford (himself the son of William Robert John Beresford, 3d Lord Decies, and of his wife, née Catherine Anne Dent) and of his second wife, née Laura Coventry (herself the daughter of St.John Halford Coventry and of his wife, née Lilian Emmeline Russell [of the family of the Dukes of Bedford]). In 1940 she married Gerald Herbert Incledon. She is survived by their son and five daughters, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.] (added 27 Jul 2005)

Andrew Ian Henry Russell, 15th Duke of Bedford, and his wife, née Louise Crammond, had their second child and first son, Henry Robin Charles, Marquess of Tavistock, at Portland Hospital, London, on 7 June. (updated 28 Jun 2005)

Lord James Edward Herbrand Russell (youngest son of Henry Robin Ian Russell, 14th Duke of Bedford, and of his wife, née Henrietta Joan Tiarks) married Dawn Alexander at the First Presbyterian Church, New York City, on 24 September. (added 15 Oct 2005)

The engagement was announced 20 December, 2005, between Capt. James Peter Faber Russell (b.1980, son of Hon. John Hugo Trenchard Russell [himself the son of John Hugo Russell, 3rd Lord Ampthill, of the Dukes of Bedford, and of his third wife, née Adeline Mary Constance Hone] and of his wife, née Susanna Helen Merriam) and Georgina N. Dancy (elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Jonathan Dancy, of Newick, Sussex). (added 24 Dec 2005)
 

BELMONTE

The engagement was announced on 14 February 2005 between Tristan Charles Johnson Elbrick (b.London 8 Dec 1969, only son of banker Alfred Johnson Elbrick, KM, of Aldeburgh, Suffolk and Gilbertsville, New York, and of his wife, née Fern Evelyn Clare Bendall) and Donna Francesca di Paola Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte, Duchesa di Acerenza (b. London 27 Feb 1973, elder daughter and heir to Don Angelo Gennaro Granito Pignatelli, Principe di Belmonte, and of his wife, née Sarah Elizabeth Mayhew, of Santa Maria di Castellabate, Italy and London.) (added 21 Feb 2005)
 

BERWICK

Javier de Soto y Fitz-James Stuart (son of Javier de Soto y Lopez-Doriga and his wife, née Maria del Carmen Fitz-James Stuart y Gomez, Marquesa de Valle de Paloma [herself the daughter of Hernando Alfonso Fitz-James Stuart y Saavedra, Duque de Penaranda, Duque de Berwick]) and his wife, née María Chávarri Figueroa (daughter of Tomás Chávarri and his wife, née Matilde Figueroa) are expecting their second child together. (added 9 Oct 2005)
 

BIRON von CURLAND

The engagement was announced between Christian Georg Fuchs (son of Reinhard Christian Fuchs and of Wiltrud Gerhard) and Princess Calixta Biron von Curland (daughter of Prince Calixt Briron von Curland and of his wife, née Gustava Baronesse von Brockdorff). (added 22 Aug 2005)
 

BISMARCK

Gisela Freifrau v. Richthofen, née Gräfin v.Einsiedel, died on 4 April.
[She was born at Creba on 25 July 1909, daughter of Herbert Ludwig Adolf Graf v.Einsiedel (himself the son of Johann-Georg Graf v.Einsiedel and of his wife, née Frieda Gräfin v.Westarp) and of his first wife, née Irene Gräfin von Bismarck-Schönhausen (herself the daughter of Wilhelm Otto Albrecht Graf v.Bismarck-Schömhausen [himself the son of Otto, Fürst v.Bismarck] and of his wife, née Sibylle v.Arnim). In 1934 she married Oswalt v.Nostitz-Wallwitz; they divorced in 1943. In 1943 she married Wolfgang Freiherr v.Richthofen (1909-2000).] (added 11 Apr 2005)

Vanessa Gräfin von Bismarck-Schönhausen (daughter of Ferdinand Fürst von Bismarck and of his wife, née Elisabeth Lippens) married Maximilian Weiner (son of Gabor and Brenda Weiner, of Rixensart, Belgium) at Aumühle in a civil ceremony on 26 May, and a religious ceremony on 28 May. (added 30 May 2005)
 

BLACAS d'AULPS

The engagement was announced between François Marie des Courtils (presumably the one born at Madrid on 13 August 1980, son of Patrick des Courtils [himself the son of Vicomte Jean des Courtils and of his wife, née Françoise de Virieu (herself the daughter of Joseph, Marquis de Virieu, and of his wife, née Félicie de Blacas d'Aulps)] and of his wife, née Anne Geneviève Marie Muron) and Marie Christine Nicole Blanchon. The banns were published in Paris on 17 March. (added 20 Mar 2005)

The engagement was announced between Béatrix Marie Hélène de Blacas d'Aulps (daughter of Casimir, Prince et Duc de Blacas, and of his wife, née Caroline de Forton) and Comte Alexis de Limburg-Stirum (son of Comte Henri de Limburg-Stirum and of his late wife, née Dolores Bonnin de La Bonninière de Beaumont). (added 19 Apr 2005)

Hélène, Duchesse de Blacas, died at Cholet on 25 April.
[She was born at Paris on 13 March 1921, daughter of Comte Louis de Blacas d'Aulps and of his wife, née Aliette de Dreux-Brézé. In 1942 she married her cousin, Pierre, Prince et Duc de Blacas (1913-1997). They had two sons: Casimir, Prince et Duc de Blacas; and Comte Alexandre de Blacas d'Aulps (d.2003).] (added 1 May 2005)

Anne, Marquise de Vibraye, née d'Ussel, died at Joncy on 17 September.
[She was born in 1914, daughter of Jean, Vicomte d'Ussel and of his wife, née Marie d'Ussel. She was married to René Hurault, Marquis de Vibraye (1906-2002), son of Comte Fernand Hurault de Vibraye (himself the son of Comte René Hurault de Vibraye and of his wife, née Louise de Blacas d'Aulps [herself the daughter of Louis de Blacas, Prince et Duc de Blacas and f his first wife, née Marie de Pérusse des Cars) and of his wife, née Anne-Marie Viellard. She is survived by their three sons and three daughters.] (added 25 Sep 2005)
 

BONCOMPAGNI LUDOVISI

Prince Don Bante Boncompagni Ludovisi (son of Prince Don Nicolò Boncompagni Ludovisi, Principe di Piombino, etc., and of his first wife, née Donna Benedetta Barberini Colonna di Sciarra) married Delphina Lapham (daughter of Lewis Henry Lapham, editor and columnist of Harper’s Magazine) during 2005. He had formerly been married to Cristiana Crociani. (added 9 Jan 2006)
 

BORROMEO

Contessa Donna Isabella Borromeo dei principi di Angera (daughter of Count Don Carlo Borromeo and of  his 1st wife, Marion Sybille Zota) and her companion Ugo dei conti Brachetti-Peretti, had their first child, a daughter, named Angera, in Rome on 28 April. They were married at Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore on 24 September. (updated 22 Oct 2005)
 

BRANCIA

Marchese Don Costantino Brancia, 5th Principe di Apricena, died at Naples on 28 June.
[He was born in 1908, son of Don Francesco Brancia, 4th Principe di Apricena (1871-1943) and of  Donna Teresa de' Medici dei principi di Ottajano (1870-1918). He married in 1942 Anna Nobile (d?...). He is survived by three sons and one daughter. The eldest son, Don Francesco Brancia (b.1943) is the new Prince of Apricena.] (added 28 Oct 2005)
 

BRANCOVAN

Prince Mihai-Gheorghe-Stefan Bassaraba de Brancovan (b.Bucharest 17 Feb 1948, son of Prince Petru Constantin Dimitrie Bassaraba de Brancovan (Bucharest 8 Apr 1920-London 18 Nov 1983) and of his wife, née Princess Marina Stirbey (Vienna 19 Mar 1912-Bouloc 15 Jul 2001)) and Laetitia Le Guay had twin daughters born on 18 March: Iseult-Marie-Mathilde, and Blanche (the latter died at birth)(added 1 May 2005)
 

BRISSAC

Baron Louis Hainguerlot died at Paris on 24 June.
[He was born at Toulon on 11 November 1931, son of Baron Edouard Hainguerlot (himself the son of Baron Georges Hainguerlot [himself the son of Baron Alfred Hainguerlot and of his wife, née Madeleine Jerningham (herself a descendant of King James I of England)] and of his wife, née Blanche d'Adhemar de Lantagnac [herself the daughter of Alexandre d'Adhemar de Lantagnac and of his wife, née Madeleine Mariani]) and of his wife, née Isabelle de Lur-Saluces (herself the daughter of Comte Eugène de Lur-Saluces [himself the son of Bertrand, Marquis de Lur-Saluces, and of his wife, née Thérèse de Chatellux] and of his wife, née Anne Isabelle de Mac Mahon [herself the daughter of Charles Henry de Mac Mahon and of his wife, née Henriette Radegonde de Pérusse des Cars]). In 1960 he married Paule de Cossé-Brissac (daughter of Marcel de Cossé-Brissac, Marquis de Cossé, and of his second wife, née Jeanne de Ludre-Frolois. She died in 2001. He is survived by their two sons and three daughters, and many grandchildren.] (added 26 Jun 2005)

The engagement was announced between Pierre-Emmanuel de Cossé-Brissac (son of François de Cossé, Duc de Brissac, and of his wife, née Jacqueline de Contades) and Marie-Astrid Larue (daughter of Philippe Larue and of his wife, née Isabelle Le Moyne de Sainte-Marie). (added 26 Jun 2005)

Comte Philippe de Cossé-Brissac (son of Comte Edouard de Cossé-Brissac [himself the son of Comte Charles de Cossé-Brissac (of the Ducs de Brissac) and of his wife, née Herminie de Rohan-Chabot (of the Ducs de Rohan)] and of his wife, née Diane de Gramont [herself the daughter of Comte Henri de Gramont (of the Ducs de Gramont) and of his wife, née Elisabeth Meunier de Houssoy]) and his wife, née Cécile de Lannes de Montebello (daughter of Comte Georges de Lannes de Montebello [himself the son of Comte André de Lannes de Montebello (of the Ducs de Montebello) and of his wife, née Germaine Wiener de Croisset] and of his wife, née Edith Decazes de Glücksbierg [hersefl the daughter of Elie, Duc de Decazes et Glücksbierg, and of his wife, née Solange du Temple de Rougemont]), had their third child, Adrien Georges Marie Laurent, at Neuilly-sur-Seine on 19 August. (added 12 Nov 2005)

The engagement was announced between Baron Edouard de Milleville (son of Baron Arnaud de Milleville and of his wife, née Florence de Cossé-Brissac) and Anne Laure Hoppenot (daughter of Etienne Hoppenot and of his wife, née Clotilde de Ponton d'Amécourt). (added 3 Dec 2005)

Claude, Marquise de Cossé, née Boudousquié, died on 16 December.
[She was born at Paris on 16 November 1917, daughter of Albert Boudousquié and of his wife, née Geneviève Harlé d'Ophove. In 1941 she married Antoine de Cossé-Brissac, Marquis de Cossé (1912-1994), son of Eugène Marcel de Cossé-Brissac de Liencourt, Marquis de Cossé, and of his first wife, née Thérèse Gouhier de Charencey. They had five children, who survive her.] (added 24 Dec 2005)
 

BROGLIE

Jacques-François van Oers de Prest and his wife, née Princess Nadège de Broglie (daughter of Prince Dominique de Broglie and of his wife, née Laure Bellet de Tavernost de Saint Trivier), had their third child, Clarisse, at Fontainebleau on 6 January. (added 2 Feb 2005)

Comte Bernard de Laguiche (son of Comte Pierre de Laguiche [himself the son of Comte Bernard de Laguiche and of his wife, née Princess Clotilde de Broglie] and of his wife, née Christine Aline Marie Alice Aubertin) and his wife, née Leila Kadre, had their second child, Pierre, on 25 February. (added 3 Apr 2005)

Alix Marie Cécile Diane Aleth de Pradel de Lamaze (b.Paris 16 August 1979, daughter of Comte Edouard Yves Marie Albert Joseph de Pradel de Lamaze and of his wife, née Princess Priscilla Marie Hélène de Broglie) married Francisco de la Peña y García de Lago (son of Francisco de la Peña y González-Camino and of his wife, née Maria Victoria García de Lago y Sordo) in October. (updated 12 Nov 2005)

Frédéric de Geloes d'Elsloo (son of Gonzague de Geloes d'Elsloo, Comte de Geloes, and of his wife, née Sylvine Massias-Jurien de La Gravière) and his wife, née Dominique Bonnin de La Bonninière (daughter of Pierre Bonnin de La Bonninière, Marquis de Beaumont [son of Claude Bonnin de La Bonninière, Marquis de Beaumont, and of his wife, née Princess Jeanne de Broglie], and of his wife, née Caroline Gairal), had their third child, Guillaume, at Santiago, Chile, on  23 April. (added 24 May 2005)

Prince Adalbert de Broglie (son of Prince François de Broglie and of his wife, née Marie-Blanche Frotier de Bagneux) and his wife, née Alexandra von Roth, had their fourth child, Côme, at Paris on 29 June. (added 3 Jul 2005)

Prince Geoffroy de Broglie (b.1981, son of Prince Charles-Edouard de Broglie and of his wife, née Laure Mallard de La Varende) and Isaure Desrousseaux de Médrano (b.1983, daughter of Henri Marie Hervé Adolphe Desrousseaux de Médrano and of his wife, née Bathilde Dauger), whose engagement was announced in 2003, married at Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Fresnoy-le Château on 13 August. (updated 9 Oct 2005)

Olivier de Chavagnac (son of Raoul de Chavagnac and of his wife, née Princess Odile de Broglie) and his wife, née Laurence Pillet, had their fourth child, Aubin, on 5 September. (added 12 Sep 2005)

The engagement was announced between Thibault Renard (son of François Renard and of his wife, née Comtesse Kathleen d'Ursel) and Princess Anne-Claire de Broglie (daughter of Prince Dominique de Broglie and of his wife, née Laure Bellet de Tavernost de Saint Trivier). (added 26 Oct 2005)

The engagement was announced between François de Reynal de Saint-Michel (son of Maxime de Reynal de Saint-Michel and of his wife, née Jehanne Duchamp de Chastaigne) and Princess Edwige de Broglie (daughter of Prince Dominique de Broglie and of his wife, née Laure Bellet de Tavernost de Saint Trivier). (added 22 Nov 2005)

Prince Aymon-Gérard de Broglie died on 7 December.
[He was born at paris on 20 January 1930, son of Prince Amédée de Broglie and of his wife, née Béatrix de Faucigny-Lucinge. From 1957 to 1971 he was married to Axelle de Gaigneron-Morin. In 1994 he married, secondly, Marie Bierova. He had no issue.] (added 15 Dec 2005)
 

BUCCLEUCH & QUEENSBERRY

The engagement was announced 28 January, 2005, between Anthony Thomas Ogilvie-Thompson (b.1964, son of Mr Julian Ogilvie-Thompson and of his wife, née Hon. Tessa Mary Brand [herself the daughter of Thomas Henry Brand, 4th Viscount Hampden (himself the son of Thomas Walter Brand, 3d Viscount Hampden, and of his wife, Lady Katherine Montagu-Douglas-Scott, of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry), and of his wife, née Leila Emily Seely]) and Iliane E. van Ees (daughter of Mr Erik van Ees and Mrs Setna van Ees, of Cape Town). Anthony had married in 1991 Meredith Jensen, and has two sons. (added 29 Jan 2005)

According to the Daily Mail, Hon Ralph Douglas-Scott-Montagu (b.13 March 1961, elder son and heir of Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Lord Montagu of Beaulieu [of the family of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry], and of his first wife, née Elizabeth Belinda Crossley) is engaged to marry Belgian-born Ailsa Camm, also 43, on 8 April, 2005. (added 21 Feb 2005)

Simon P.J. Nixon and his wife, née Hon. Hermione Roper-Curzon (daughter of John Christopher Ingham Roper-Curzon, 20th Lord Teynham, and of his wife, née Lady Elizabeth Scrymgeour-Wedderburn [herself the daughter of Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, 11th Earl of Dundee, and of his wife, née Patricia Katharine Montagu-Douglas-Scott, of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry]) had their first child, Joseph Patrick John, on 3 March. (added 12 Mar 2005)

The engagement was announced 18 May, 2005, between Henry (Harry) David Scrymgour of Dundee, Lord Scrymgour (b.20 June 1982, son and heir of Alexander Henry Scrymgeour of Dundee, 12th Earl of Dundee [himself the son of Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (later, Scrymgeour of Dundee), 11th Earl of Dundee, and of his wife, née Patricia Katharine Montagu-Douglas-Scott, of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry], and of his wife, née Siobhan Mary Llewellyn) and Eloise van der Heyden (daughter of M. & Mme Ludovic van der Heyden, of Bourron Marlotte, Fontainebleau). They married later in the year and on 16 December had their first child, a son. (updated 7 Jan 2006)

Hon. Henry Francis Cecil Vane (son of Harry John Neville Vane, 11th Lord Barnard, and of his former wife, née Lady Davina Cecil [herself the daughter of David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, and of his wife, née Lady Therese Montagu-Douglas-Scott (herself the daughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensbery)]) and his wife, née Kate Robson, had their third child and first son, William Henry Cecil, on 4 June. (added 11 Jun 2005)

Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, 2nd Lord Wardington, died on 7 July.
[He was born on 22 January 1924, son of John William Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington, and of his wife, née Hon. Dorothy Charlotte Forster (herself the daughter of Henry William Forster, Lord Forster, and of his wife, née Hon. Rachel Douglas-Scott-Montagu [herself the daughter of Henry John Douglas-Scott-Montagu, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry) and of his wife, née Hon. Cecily Susan Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie]). He had been married since 1964 to Margaret Audrey White. They had no biological children, but did have three adopted children.

Simon D. K. Hanbury and his wife, née Hon. Louisa Jane Gurdon (daughter of Philp Bertram Gurdon, 3rd Lord Cranworth, and of his wife, née Frances Henrietta Montagu-Douglas-Scott [herself the daughter of Lord William Montagu-Douglas-Scott (of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry) and of his wife, née Lady Rachel-Douglas-Home]) had their second child, Rosanna (Rosa) Frances Verena, on 27 October. (added 2 Nov 2005)

The engagement was announced 31 October, 2005, between Philip E. Thompson (son of Mr & Mrs Kenneth Thompson, of Ballytrasna, County Cork) and Lady Marina Patricia Scrymgeour (eldest daughter Alexander Henry Scrymgeour of Dundee, 12th Earl of Dundee [himself the son of Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (later, Scrymgeour of Dundee), 11th Earl of Dundee, and of his wife, née Patricia Katharine Montagu-Douglas-Scott, of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry], and of his wife, née Siobhan Mary Llewellyn). (added 2 Nov 2005)

Douglas Andrew Montagu-Douglas-Scott (b.21 June 1930, son of Claud Andrew Montagu-Douglas-Scott and of his wife, née Lady Victoria Doris Rachel Haig) married Monica, Lady Bernard (daughter of James Edward Hudson, and former wife of, firstly, Mr Montford, and, secondly, Sir Dallas Edmund Bernard, 2d Bt) on 20 October. It is his third marriage, also. (added 25 Nov 2005)
 

BUCKINGHAM and CHANDOS

Greville Stewart Parker Freeman-Grenville died on 3 February.
[He was born Greville Stewart Parker Freeman. In 1950 he married (Beatrice) Mary Greville, 12th Lady Kinloss (daughter of Hon. Luis Chandos Francis Temple Morgan-Grenville, Master of Kinloss [himself the son of Luis Ferdinand Harry Courthope Morgan and of his wife, Mary Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 11th Lady Kinloss (herself the daughter of the 3rd and last Duke of Buckingham and Chandos)] and of his wife, née Katherine Beatrice MacKenzie Jackman), after which he took the surname Freeman-Grenville. He is survived by her and by their three children.] (added 11 Feb 2005)
 

CADAVAL

Conte Brandolino Brandolini d'Adda died at Vistorta di Salice on 6 September.
[He was born at Stresa on 11 September 1918, son of Conte Carlo Brandolini d'Adda (himself the son of Conte Annibale Brandolini d'Adda and of his wife [himself the son of Conte Gerolamo Brandolini and of his wife, née Berlenda Grimani], née Donna Leopolda d'Adda [herself the daughter of Don Carlo d'Adda dei Marchesi di Pandino and of his wife, née Maria Falcò y d'Adda dei Principi Pio di Savoia]) and of his wife, née Maria José Alvares Pereira de Melo (herself the daughter of Jaime Alvares Pereira de Melo, Duque de Cadaval [himself the son of Jaime Cayetano Alvares Pereira de Melo and of his wife, née Maria Alvares Pereira de Melo, Duquesa de Cadaval], and of his wife, née Maria Graziella Contessa Zileri dal Verne [herself the daughter of Conte Camillo Zileri dal Verne and of his wife, née Clementina Lucchesi Palli]). In 1947 he married Cristina Agnelli (daughter of Edoardo Agnelli and of his wife, née Virginia de Bourbon del Monte dei Principi di San Faustino). He is survived by her, their four sons, and eight grandchildren.] (added 9 Sep 2005)
 

CAETANI

Director Oleg Caetani (b.1955, son of Igor Markevitch and of his wife, née Donna Topazia Caetani dei Duchi di Sermoneta [herself the daughter of Don Michelangelo Caetani dei Duchi di Sermoneta (himself the son of Don Onorato Caetani, 14th Duca di Sermoneta, Principe di Teano, etc., and of his wife, née Ada Bootle-Wilbraham) and of his wife, née Cora Maria Antinori (herself the daughter of Piero Marchese Antinori and of his wife, née Natalia Fabbri)]) and his second wife, pianist Susanna Stefani, had a daughter Laura, born in Florence in February 2005. (added 21 Dec 2005)
 
 

CANTACUZENE

In May was announced the marriage of Marc de Panafieu (b.Paris 26 Apr 1977, son of Guy de Panafieu and of his wife, née Françoise Missoffe) and Princess Alexandra Cantacuzene (daughter of Prince Alexandre Cantacuzene and of his wife, née Anne Michele Russ). (added 5 Jun 2005)
 

CARACCIOLO

Andrea Agnelli (son of Umberto Agnelli [himself the son of Edoardo Agnelli and of his wife, née Virginia de Bourbon del Monte dei Principi di San Faustino] and of his second wife, née Donna Allegra Caracciolo dei Principi di Castagneto [herself the daughter of Don Adolfo Caracciolo dei Principi di Castagneto and of his wife, née Donna Anna Visconti di Modrone]) and his wife, née Emma Winter, had their first child, Baya, at Turin on 24 May. The couple celebrated their religious wedding at Villar Perosa, near Turin, on 27 August. (updated 5 Sep 2005)
 

CARAFA

Pasquale Landolfi, husband of Donna Januaria Carafa-Cantelmo-Stuart dei Principi di Roccella (daughter of Don Luigi Carafa-Cantelmo-Stuart dei Principi di Roccella and of his wife, née Maria Franca Ferrari, and sister of Don Gregorio Carafa-Cantelmo-Stuart, Principe di Roccella, etc), died in Rome on 31 May, of a heart attack. He is survived by three children: Marina, Gloria and Andrea. (added 9 Jul 2005)
 

CARAMAN-CHIMAY

Arnaud Colin de Verdière (son of Hubert Colin de Verdière and of his wife, née Marie-Hélene de Roquette-Buisson) married Alexandra Doulcet (daughter of Jean Doulcet and of his wife, née Maria-Alice Gräfin Széchényi de Sárvár-Felsövidék [herself the daughter of János Graf Széchényi de Sárvár-Felsövidék (himself the son of Dénes Graf Széchényi de Sárvár-Felsövidék and of his wife, née Emilie de Riquet, Comtesse de Caraman-Chimay) and of his wife, née Juliana Gräfin Széchényi de Sárvár-Felsövidék]) on 3 December 2005 at la Chapelle Saint Louis de l'Ecole Militaire, in Paris. (updated 10 Mar 2006)
 

CARAVITA

Donna Laura Leonetti, née Caravita dei principi di Sirignano, died in Naples on 24 May.
[She was born in Naples on 15 April 1909, daughter of Marchese Don Giuseppe Caravita, 3rd Principe di Sirignano (himself the son of Don Ferdinando Caravita dei Principi di Sirignano and of his second wife, née Donna Antonia Tomasi dei Principi di Lampedusa), and of his second wife, née Maria Piria (daughter of Raffaele Piria and of his wife, née Donna Laura Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona dei Duchi di Laurenzana). In 1932 she married Tommaso Leonetti, Conte di Santo Janni (1910-1975). She is survived by several children.] (added 25 Jun 2005)
 

CASTELBARCO ALBANI VISCONTI SIMONETTA

Don Carlo Castelbarco Albani Visconti Simonetta, 4th Principe di Montignano, died at Vigevano, near Milan, on  6 December.
[He was born in 1926, son of Don Cesare Castelbarco Albani Visconti Simonetta, 3rd Principe di Montignano (1896-1970) and of his wife, née Donna Maria Rosaria dei duchi Visconti di Modrone (1896-1981). He married in 1950 Laura dei marchesi Gropallo della Sforzesca (1928-1995). He was survived by two sons. The eldest, Don Cesare (b.1952) is now the
5th Principe di Montignano.] (added 17 Dec 2005)
 

CLARY und ALDRINGEN

The engagement was announced 17 November, 2005, between James Edward Sebastian Nutting (b.1977, son and heir of Sir John Grenfell Nutting, 4th Bt. [himself the son of Sir Harold Anthony Nutting, 3d Bt. (himself the son of Sir Harold Stansmore Nutting, 2d Bt., and of his wife, née Enid Hester Nina Homan-Mulock), and of his first wife, née Gillian Leonora Strutt (herself the daughter of Edward Jolliffe Strutt and of his wife, née Amélie Devas)], and of his wife, née Diane Blundell, Dowager Countess Beatty [daughter of John Rutherford Blundell (and adopted daughter of Capt. Duncan Kirk)]) and Antonia von Boch (b.1977, eldest daughter of Eugen von Boch [himself the son of Alfred von Boch (himself the son of Franz Eugen von Boch and of his wife, née Maria Brügman) and of his wife, née Elisabeth Gráfin von Goëß (herself the daughter of Leopold Graf von Goëß and of his wife, née Julia Huszár de Nagybaráthi)] and of his wife, née Margarita Freiin Rukavina von Vidovgrad [herself the daughter of Alfred Freiherr Rukavina von Vidovgrad (himself the son of Amon Freiherr Rukavna von Vidovgrad and of his first wife, née Elisabeth von Reisner) and of his wife, née Franziska Gräfin von Clary und Aldringen (herself the daughter of Edmund Graf von Clary und Aldringen and of his wife, née Margarita Gräfin zu Lodron-Laterano und Castelromano)]). (added 20 Nov 2005)
 

CLERMONT-TONNERRE

Comte Alexis de Roquemaurel (son of Comte Jean-Claude de Roquemaurel and of his wife, née Sophie de Sartiges [herself the daughter of Comte Emmanuel de Sartiges (himself the son of Comte Bertrand de Sartiges and of his wife, née Comtesse Françoise d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Huguette de Clermont-Tonnerre (herself the daughter of Jean, Duc de Clermont-Tonnerre)]) and his wife, née Anne-Sophie Motte, had their first child, Carlotta, on 17 February. (added 15 Mar 2005)

The engagement was announced between Philibert Dalle (son of Etienne Dalle and of his wife, née Guillemette de Rougé [herself the daughter of Comte Louis-René de Rougé and of his wife, née Isabelle de Clermont-Tonnerre]) and Ludivine Paoli (daughter of Francis Paoli and of his former wife, née Corinne McKain [now Comtesse Imbert de Diesbach de Belleroche]). (added 5 Jun 2005)

Jean-Baptiste Valat and his wife, née Sybille de Lignaud de Lussac (daughter of Hervé de Lignaud, Marquis de Lussac, and of his wife, née Alix d'Hardivilliers [herself the daughter of Vicomte François d'Hardivilliers and of his wife, née Gabrielle de Clermont-Tonnerre (herself the daughter of Aynard, Duc de Clermont-Tonnerre)]), had their first child, Alexandre, on 23 October. (added 1 Nov 2005)

The engagement was announced between Marguerite de Maigret (daughter of Comte Armand-Ghislain de Maigret [himself the son of Comte Jean-Louis de Maigret (himself the son of Comte Ghislain de Maigret and of his wife, née Louise Mols) and of his wife, née Corisande de Gramont (herself the daughter of Armand Antoine XII, Duc de Gramont, and of his wife, née Elaine Greffuhle)] and of his wife, née Thérèse de Clermont-Tonnerre [herself the daughter of Comte François de Clermont-Tonnerre (himself the son of Comte Louis de Clermont-Tonnerre and of his wife, née Jeanne de Kergorlay) and of his wife, née Charlotte de Rohan-Chabot (herself the daughter of Josselin de Rohan-Chabot, Duc de Rohan, and of his wife, née Marguerite de Rohan-Chabot)]) and Thibaud de Gouttes Lastouzeilles (son of Bernard de Gouttes Lastouzeilles [himself the son of Simon de Gouttes Lastouzeilles and of his wife, née Paule Banal] and of his wife, née Marie-Cécile de Saint-Exupéry [herself the daughter of Comte François de Saint-Exupéry (himself the son of Comte Joseph de Saint-Exupéry and of his wife, née Caroline d'Andoque de Sériège) and of his wife, née Françoise de Boutray (herself the daughter of Hubert de Boutray and of his wife, née Cécile de La Panouse)]). (added 27 Nov 2005)
 

COLONNA

Donna Dora (Doretta) Colonna dei principi di Paliano, Duchessa del Garigliano, née Cosulich, died in Rome on 31 July.
[She was born in 1919 and married in 1945 Don Francesco Colonna dei principi di Paliano, 1st Duca del Garigliano (1919-1993). She is survived by two sons and two daughters.] (added 5 Sep 2005)
 

CORSINI

Marchese Enrico Incisa della Rocchetta died at Middleton, UK, on 30 April.
[He was born at Rome on 15 May 1934, son of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta (himself the son of Marchese Enrico Incisa della Rocchetta and of his wife, née Eleonora Chigi della Rovere [herself the daughter of Sigismondo Chigi della Rovere, Principe di Farnese, and of his wife, née Princess Antoinette zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn]) and of his wife, née Clarice dei Conti della Gherardesca. In 1961 he married Nerina Corsini dei Principi di Sismano (daughter of Tommaso Corsini, Principe di Sismano, and of his wife, née Elena Avogadro dei Conti di Collobiano). Three children were born during this marriage.] (added 10 May 2005)

Conte Cosimo Sanminiatelli died at Perignano, near Pisa, on 4 June.
[He was born in 1926, son of Conte Orazio Sanminiatelli (1894-1972) and of his wife, née Marcella de Renzis dei baroni di Montanaro (1902-1969). He was widow of Donna Anna Corsini dei principi di Sismano (1933-2000), herself daughter of Don Tommaso Corsini, Principe di Sismano (1903-1980) and of Elena Avogadro dei conti di Collobiano (1903-1980). He is survived by two daugthers and one son.] (added 28 Oct 2005)

Conte Enrico Matteo Passi died at Treviso on 20 June.
[He was born in 1931, son of Count Alessandro Fermo Passi (1890-1964) and of Nobile Maria Anna dei baroni de Zigno (d.1980). He married in 1965 Donna Caterina Corsini dei principi di Sismano, herself daughter of Conte Don Giovanni dei principi Corsini (1911-1988) and of Countess Olga Olsoufiev (1912-1973). He is survived by her and two daughters.] (added 28 Oct 2005)
 

CZETWERTYNSKI

Prince Krysztof Swiatopolk-Czetwertynski (son of Prince Severin Swiatopolk-Czetwertynski and of his wife, née Denise Elie) married Elzbieta Morawska at Cracow on 18 June. It was later announced that they expect their first child in early 2006. (updated 9 Oct 2005)
 

d'AUERSTAEDT

Comte Hervé de Solages (son of Comte Gérard de Solages and of his wife, née Monique Séré de Rivières [herself the daughter of Baron Jean Séré de Rivières and of his wife, née Victoire d'Avout d'Auerstaedt (herself the daughter of Louis, Duc d'Auerstaedt, and of his wife, née Hélène Etignard de la Faulotte)]) and his wife, née Marie de Gestas de Lespéroux (daughter of Hubert, Marquis de Gestas de Lespéroux, and of his wife, née Marie-France Roquebert), had their sixth child, Isarn, on 2 November. (added 12 Nov 2005)
 

DECAZES et GLÜCKSBIERG

Comte François Le Tonnelier de Breteuil (son of Henri-François Le Tonnelier, Marquis de Breteuil, and of his wife, née Séverine Decazes de Glücksbierg [herself the daughter of Elie, Duc de Decazes et Glücksbierg, and of his wife, née Solange du Temple de Rougemont]) and his wife, née Pauline de Pierre de Bernis-Calvière (daughter of Comte Pierre de Pierre de Bernis-Calvière and of his wife, née Nathalie de La Rochefoucauld), had their third child, Melchior, on 25 October. (added 12 Nov 2005)
 

DENTICE

Donna Elisabetta Dentice dei principi di Frasso died in Rome on 18 June.
[She was born in 1929, daughter of Conte Don Ernesto Dentice, IX Principe di Frasso, VI Principe di San Vito e di Crucoli ((1886-1978), himself son of Conte Senator Don Luigi Dentice, VIII Principe di Frasso, etc (1861-1947) and of Countess Emilia von Thurn und Valsassina-Como-Vercelli (1866-1960)) and of Nadine Sanine (1903-1964). She married in 1954 Count Fausto Marinucci de' Reguardati (1918-1990). She is survived by three sons and one daughter.] (added 9 Jul 2005)
 

De SANGRO

Don Leonello De Sangro dei principi di Fondi (son of Don Placido de Sangro dei principi di Fondi (1881-1942) and of Donna Ernestina Avati dei duchi di San Pietro (1886-1971)), died in Rome on 13 January. He was born in 1926 and married in 1955 Fabrizia Fiorentino. He was survived by her, two sons and two daughters. (added 4 Jan 2005)
 

DEVONSHIRE

The engagement was announced 6 April, 2005, between Edward Osborne Cavendish (b.1955, scion of the Dukes of Devonshire and younger brother of the Baron Cavendish of Furness, younger son of the late Capt. Richard Edward Osborne Cavendish (1917-72), of Holker, Cumbria, and of his wife, née Pamela Thomas) and Mrs I. Jane Maclellan (daughter of the Very Rev. Dr. James Harkness, CB, OBE (b. 1935), Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1995-96, and Chaplain to HM The Queen in Scotland, and of his wife, née Elizabeth Anne Tolmie). Edward Cavendish had previously been married to Kirsten Blaize-Molony and then to Anna Frances Shelley. (added 9 Apr 2005)

Peter Stafford Hayden Lawrence died on 18 March.
[He was born on 9 February 1913, son of Aubrey Trevor Lawrence (of the Lawrence Baronets) and of his wife, née Constance Emily Fanning McGaw. In 1940 married Helena Frances Lyttelton (daughter of Hon. George William Lyttelton [himself the son of Charles George Lyttelton, 8th Viscount Cobham, and of his wife, née Hon. Mary Susan Caroline Cavendish (of the Barons Chesham and Dukes of Devonshire)] and of his wife, née Pamela Marie Adeane). He is survived by her and their six children.] (added 19 Apr 2005)

The engagement was announced 3 June, 2005, between Caspar Alexis Mackintosh Warre (b.6 August 1974, son of Mr Angus Warre [son of John Anthony Warre and of his wife, née Anne Peace Arabella Mackintosh, 30th Chief of Clan Chattan 1938-42 (herself the daughter of Angus Alexander Mackintosh and of his wife, née Lady Maud Cavendisch [herself the daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire])] and of his first wife, née Carolyn Geraldine Rennie [now Mrs Carolyn Hadden-Paton, of Lambourn Woodlands, Berks, second daughter of R.G. Rennie, of Much Binding, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mrs J.E. Cordingley, The Manor House, West Camel, Somerset]) and Charlotte Elizabeth Walker (b.25 May 1972, elder dau of the Hon. Sir Timothy Edward Walker, Kt, a Judge of the Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Div, of Ham, Wilts, and Lady Walker, née Mary Tyndall). (added 14 Jun 2005)

The engagement was announced 2 July, 2005, between Kenny Taylor (son of Mr Kenneth Taylor and Mrs Sheena McKechnie-Sweeney, of Glasgow) and Emma Elizabeth Baillie (b.1977, daughter of the Hon. Evan Michael Ronald
Baillie, of Glencoe, New South Wales, Australia [himself the son of Michael Evan Victor Baillie, 3rd Lord 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]), and of his first wife, née Elizabeth Ursula Forster Wise], and of his first wife, née Lucinda Anne Law [now Lady Lister-Kaye, wife of Sir John Lister-Kaye, 8th Bt]). (added 10 Jul 2005)

Christopher Wynne Tufnell (son of Michael Wynne Tufnell and of his wife, née Hon. Georgina Mary Cavendish [herself the daughter of the late 5th Lord Chesham, of the Dukes of Devonshire]) and his wife, née Nicola Caroline Nixon, had their second child, Hector Anthony John, on 1 July. (added 10 Jul 2005)

Philippa, Viscountess Astor, née Hunloke, died on 20 July.
[She was born on 10 December 1930, daughter of Henry Philip Hunloke (himself the son of Sir Philip Hunloke, formerly Perceval [himself the son of Philip Perceval and of his wife, née Hon. Ernestine Wellington Sidney], and of his wife, née Sylvia Heseltine) and of his first wife, née Lady Anne Cavendish [herself the daughter of Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (himself the son of Lord William Cavendish and of his wife, née Emma Elizabeth Lascelles), and of his wife, née Lady Evelyn Petty-Fitzmaurice (herself the daughter of Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, and of his wife, née Lady Maud Hamilton)]. From 1955 to 1960 she was married to William Waldorf Astor, 3d Viscount Astor, by whom she had one daughter, Emily, who survives her along with four grandchildren.] (added 10 Aug 2005)

The engagement was announced 31 August, 2005, between Dr. Benjamin C.T. Harper (eldest son of Dr. Peter Harper, of London, and the late Mrs Peter Harper) and Hon. Emily Moyra Cavendish (b.1980, younger daughter Richard Hugh Cavendish, Lord Cavendish of Furness, of Holker Hall, Cumbria [himself the son of Richard Edward Osborne Cavendish (himself the son of Lord Richard Cavendish [of the Dukes of Devonshire] and of his wife, née Lady Moyra Beauclerk) and of his wife, née Pamela Thomas], and of his wife, née Grania Mary Caulfeild). (added 3 Sep 2005)

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]) and his wife, née Flora X.H. Weaver (elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Giles Weaver) had their first child, Eliza Rosamund, on 5 December. (added 20 Dec 2005)
 

DINO

Manuel Gonzalez de Andria y Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, died around the first of March.
[He was born in 1909, son of Louis Dreyfus y Gonzalez, Marques de Villhermosa, and of his wife, née Félicie de Talleyrand-Périgord (herself the daughter of Comte Archambauld de Talleyrand-Périgord and of his wife, née Marie de Gontaut-Biron). In 1975 the former King of Italy recognized him as Duc de Dino, a title which had belonged to his mother's family. In 1931 he married María de las Mercedes Elío y González de Amezua (1909-2004), by whom he had three daughters. The eldest, Maria-Luisa, succeeds him in the title.] (added 18 Mar 2005)
 

DOLGORUKY

Baroness Elisabeth von Meyendorff, née Freiin von Steinheil, died at Cucuron, Vaucluse, on 14 October.
[She was born on 12 April 1908. In 1933, at Rabat, she married Baron Nikolai von Meyendorff (1901-1960), son of Baron Georg von Meyendorff (himself the son of Baron Feodor von Meyendorff and of his wife, née Countess Maria Olsufiev) and of his wife, née Princess Natalia Dolgoruky (herself the daughter of Prince Nikolai Dolgoruky and of his wife, née Princess Maria Galitzine). She is survived by their son and two daughters.] (added 24 Oct 2005)
 

DURAS

César Louis Melchior Marie Henri Jean de Chastellux, Duc de Rauzan Duras, Marquis de Chastellux, etc, died at Lucy-le-Bois on 15 February.
[He was born at Athis-Mons on 7 January 1912, son of Olivier de Chastellux, Duc de Rauzan Duras (himself the son of Henri de Chastellux, Duc de Rauzan Duras, and of his wife, née Marguerite de Virieu) and of his wife, née Elisabeth Chodron de Courcel. In 1978 he married Faustine Sainte-Colombe (1898-1979).] (added 21 Feb 2005)
 

DURFORT

Baronne Joseph de Charette de La Contrie, née de Bardon de Ségonzac, died on 14 June.
[She was born at Ségonzac on 31 August 1919, daughter of François de Bardon de Ségonzac (himself the son of Henri Marc de Bardon de Ségonzac [himself the son of Louis de Bardon de Ségonzac and of his wife, née Marie Thérèse d'Hardivilliers] and of his wife, née Marie Robert de Beauchamp [herself the daughter of Evariste Robert de Beauchamp and of his wife, née Claire de Soubeyran-Raynaud]) and of his wife, née Henriette de Cossart d'Espiès. In 1943 she married Baron Joseph de Charette de La Contrie (son of Baron Bertrand de Charette de La Contrie [himself the son of Baron Armand de Charette de La Contrie (himself the son of Baron Charles de Charette de La Contrie and of his wife, née Louise de Bourbon [herself the daughter of Charles, Duc de Berry]) and of his wife, née Marie de Durfort Civrac de Lorge] and of his wife, née Marie de Gourjault [herself the daughter of Charles de Gourjault and of his wife, née Marie Valentine Ancel]). He died in 1998. She is survived by their five children.] (added 19 Jun 2005)

The engagement was announced between Guillaume du Cauzé de Nazelle (son of François-Noël du Cauzé de Nazelle [himself the son of Antoine du Cauzé de Nazelle and of his wife, née Chantal du Bessey de Contenson] and of his wife, née Brigitte Moreau [herself the daughter of Michel Moreau and of his wife, née Nicole Méric de Bellefon]) and Philippine de Durfort Civrac de Lorge (daughter of Comte Hubert de Durfort Civrac de Lorge [himself the son of Comte Xavier de Durfort Civrac de Lorge and of his wife, née Nicole Carrelet de Loisy d'Arcelot] and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Houdetot [herself the daughter of Edmond de Houdetot and of his wife, née Aliette Baudenet d'Annoux]). (added 7 Aug 2005)

The engagement was announced between Comte Guillaume de Verdun (son of Comte Philippe de Verdun [himself the son of Roland, Marquis de Verdun, and of his wife, née Odette de Durfort Civrac de Lorge] and of his wife, née Anne-Marie de Saisy de Kerampuil [herself the daughter of Comte Jean de Saisy de Kerampuil and of his wife, née Alix Budes de Guébriant]) and Sophie Ravel d'Estienne (daughter of Jean-François Ravel d'Estienne and of his wife, née Michèle Montigny). (added 16 Dec 2005)
 

FAUCINGY-LUCINGE

Comte Philippe de Nicolay (son of Comte François de Nicolay and of his wife, née Marie-Hélène van Zuylen van Nyevelt) married Pia Sauvage de Brantes (daughter of Guy Sauvage, Comte de Brantes [himself the son of François Sauvage, Comte de Brantes, and of his wife, née Princess Aymone de Faucigny-Lucinge], and of his wife, née Marina Boissevain) at Deauville on 26 November. Both had been previously married and have children. (added 3 Dec 2005)
 

FERRETTI

Duca Don Roberto Ferretti, Conte di Castelferretto, and his wife, née Francesca dei Conti Chiassi, died on 20 May. He died at Ancona and she at Rome, according to the obituary.
[He was born at Milan on 26 July 1923, second son of Conte Don Piero Ferretti, Conte di Castelferretto, and of his wife, née Maria Lucrezia Lepetit. Piero was created Duca Ferretti in 1941, and Roberto succeeded him in that title at his death in 1951 (his older brother, Gabriele, having died in 1941). Francesca was born at Filottrano on 4 October 1926, the daughter of Conte Giovanni Battista Chiassi and of his wife, née Micaela Gentiloni. They married in 1960, and had no children.] (added 5 Jun 2005)
 

FRANCO

Francisco de Borja Ardid y Martinez-Bordiu (son of Rafael Ardid y Villoslada and of his wife, née Mariola Martinez-Bordiu y Fraco [herself the daughter of Cristobal Martinez-Bordiu and of his wife, née Maria del Carmen Franco y Polo, Duquesa de Franco]) married Maria Ruiz Vega at the ermita de Nuestra Señora de Alarcos, Ciudad Real, on 23 July. (added 15 Aug 2005)
 

GAETANI

Donna Giovannella Sanjust, née dei marchesi Guidi di Bagno, died at Rome on 16 October.
[She was born in 1927, daughter of Conte Don Galeazzo Guidi, Marchese di Bagno, and of his wife, née Donna Delia Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragaona dei duchi di Laurenzana. She married firstly in 1946 Conte Lodovico Ceriana-Mayneri. After
their divorce, she married in 1974 Don Orazio dei baroni Sanjust di Teulada (1923-1996). She is survived by two daughters from her first marriage.] (added 28 Oct 2005)

Conte Don Roffredo Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona Lovatelli dei duchi di Laurenzana died in a car accident in Santa Rita di Cinigiano, near Grosseto, South Tuscany, on 23 December.
[He was born in 1953, son of Don Loffredo Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona Lovatelli (1912-1992) and of his wife, née Lorian dei baroni Franchetti (b.1924). He was unmarried.] (added 13 Jan 2006)
 

GALITZINE

Princess Alexandre Galitzine, née Helene Bonnell, died at Achères-la-Forêt on 15 January.
[She was born at Moscow on 12 March 1915, daughter of George Bonnell and of his wife, née Princess Olga Galitzine. In 1935 she married Prince Alexandre Galitzine (1910-1988). They had two sons and a daughter.] (added 23 Jan 2005)

Princess Ekaterina Mikhailovna Galitzine died at Moscow on 12 February.
[She was born at Moscow on 24 February 1914, daughter of Prince Mikhail Vladimirovich Galitzine and of his wife, née Anna Sergeievna Lopoukhine. In 1932 she maried Valeri Nikolaevich Pertsov, who disappeared in action near Istra in 1941. There were three sons born of the marriage.] (added 5 Mar 2005)

Prince Alexander Galitzine (Golitzen), an Oscar-nominated art director, died at San Diego, California, on 26 July.
[He was born at Moscow on 28 February 1908, son of Prince Alexander Galitzine and of his wife, née Lubov Glebov. Since 1936 he had been married to Frances Peters (b.27 Feb 1905). They had one son, Peter, and he adopted her daughter, Cynthia, from her previous marriage. One obituary read, "Alexander Golitzen, an art director and production designer who shared     Academy Awards for his work on 1943's "Phantom of the Opera," 1960's "Spartacus" and 1962's "To Kill a Mockingbird" during a career that spanned decades, has died. He was 97. Golitzen died July 26 of congestive heart failure at a health care center in San Diego, said his daughter, Cynthia Garn. Golitzen worked on more than 300 movies. He earned more than a dozen Oscar nominations for art direction, beginning with the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock movie "Foreign Correspondent" and ending with "Earthquake" in 1974. Others included 1961's "Flower Drum Song" and 1969's "Sweet Charity." The Moscow-born Golitzen and his family fled the Russian revolution and ended up in Seattle. Golitzen attended the University of Washington, where he earned an architecture degree, and moved to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, he became an assistant to a fellow Russian, MGM art director Alexander Toluboff. He went on to work at United Artists and later was supervising art director at Universal, where he oversaw movies for three decades. He also designed the set for the Academy Awards show several times. Along with his daughter, Golitzen is survived by his wife, Frances; son, Peter; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.] (added 16 Aug 2005)

Prince Patrice Galitzine died at Paris on 5 September.
[He was born at Paris on 12 December 1939, son of Prince Alexander Galitzine and of his wife, née Hélène Louise Bonnell (for whose death earlier this year see above). He was married four times: from 1960 to 1975 to Catherine Brachet; from 1975 to 1988 to Marie Panié; from 1990 to 1996 to Marie Matile; and from 2001 to Sophie Simonoff. He is survived by six children.] (added 7 Sep 2005)
 

GHIKA

Prince Christopher Ghika (son of Brigadier Prince John Ghika (d.2 Aug 2003) and Princess Ghika) and his wife, née Clare Allanson (daughter of Mr & Mrs Christopher Allanson), had a daughter, Alexandra Margaret Emma, on 3 May. (added 13 Jun 2005)

Countess Ioana Tarnowska, née Princess Ioana Ghika-Cantacuzene, died on 11 September. (added 21 Sep 2005)
 

GRAFTON

Daphne Sybil Fane died on 23 January.
[She was born on 25 March 1929, daughter of Hon. Mountjoy Fane (himself the son of Anthony Mildmay Julian Fane, 13th Earl of Westmorland [himself the son of Francis William Henry Fane, 12th Earl of Westmorland, and of his wife, née Lady Adelaide Curzon], and of his wife, née Lady Sybil Mary St.Clair-Erskine [herself the daughter of Francis Robert St.Clair-Erskine, 4th Earl of Rosslyn, and of his wife, née Blanche Adeliza Fitzroy, of the Dukes of Grafton]) and of his wife, née Agatha Isabel Acland-Hood. She was unmarried.] (added 9 Feb 2005)

Sir Geoffrey Voltelin Bates, 5th Bt., died on 13 February.
[He was born on 2 October 1921, son of Cecil Robert Bates and of his wife, née Hylda Madeleine James. He succeeded his uncle as 5th Baronet in 1946. In 1945 he married Kitty Lane (d.1956). He married secondly, in 1957, Hon. Olivia Gwyneth Zoë Fitzroy (daughter of Robert Oliver Fitzroy, 2nd Viscount Daventry, of the Dukes of Grafton, and of his wife, née Grace Zoë Guinness). By the first marriage he had two sons, the elder of whom succeeds to the title. By the second marriage he had two daughters, one of whom predeceased him.] (added 19 Apr 2005)
 

HAMILTON & BRANDON

The engagement was announced 8 July 2005, between Matthew J.D. Humphrey (younger son of Mr & Mrs David Humphrey, of Colwall, Worcester) and Tessa Catherine Douglas-Hamilton (b.1980, younger daughter of Alasdair Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, of St Boswells, Roxburghshire [himself the son of Lord Malcolm Avondale Douglas-Hamilton (himself the son of Alfred Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, and of his wife, née Nina Mary Benita Poore) and of his first wife, née Clodagh Pamela Bowes-Lyon], and of his wife the former Angela Kathleen Longley). (added 10 Jul 2005)
 

HANAU

Maria Antonia Fürstin von Hanau died at Percha on 17 November.
[She was born at Baden bei Wien on 3 September 1922, daughter of Maximilian Graf Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz and of his wife, née Maria Trapp Gräfin von Matsch. In 1948 she married Prince Karl Heinrich von Hanau, who succeeded his father as Fürst von Hanau in 1971. He died in 1998. She is survived by their two children and six grandchildren.] (added 22 Nov 2005)
 

HARCOURT

Louise du Bessey de Contenson (daughter of Comte Hubert du Bessey de Contenson and of his wife, née Edith de Taisne de Raymonval [herself the daughter of Baron Charles de Taisne de Raymonval and of his wife, née Nicole d'Harcourt]) married Paul de Bengy (son of Dominique de Bengy and of his wife, née Odile de Garsignies) at Bressolles on 17 September. (updated 14 Dec 2005)

The engagement was announced between Comte Charles d'Harcourt (b.24 May 1966, son of Comte Gaston d'Harcourt and of his wife, née Mary Elizabeth Boal) and Ashlynn Kinney (daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Kinney). (added 6 Feb 2005)

Vicomtesse Alfred de La Barre de Nanteuil, née Mercier du Paty de Clam, died on 23 February.
[She was born at Gonfreville L'Orcher on 3 December 1931, daughter of Comte Charles Mercier du Paty de Clam and of his wife, née Jeanne-Françoise d'Harcourt. In 1953 she married Vicomte Alfred de La Barre de Nanteuil (1928-2002). She is survived by their four sons and two daughters, and numerous grandchildren.] (added 15 Mar 2005)

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)]) married Bertrand d'Ardier (son of Michel d'Ardier and of his wife, née Martine de La Bachellerie), apparently in late May. (added 5 Jun 2005)

Guillaume de Moulins d'Amieu de Beaufort died on 10 June.
[He was born in 1979, son of Comte Charles-Henry de Moulins d'Amieu de Beaufort (himself the son of Comte Henry de Moulins d'Amieu de Beaufort and of his wife, née Marie Eliane de Rivals-Mazères) and of his wife, née Béatrice Le Sergeant d'Hendecourt-Gontreuil (herself the daughter of Comte Edouard Le Sergeant d'Hendecourt-Gontreuil [himself the son of Comte Albert Le Sergeant d'Hendecourt-Gontreuil and of his wife, née Alix de La Tour du Pin Chambly de La Charce] and of his wife, née Marthe d'Harcourt [herself the daughter of Comte Robert d'Harcourt and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Riquet Princesse de Caraman-Chimay]). He was unmarried.] (added 19 Jun 2005)

Françoise d'Harcourt (daughter of Comte Amédée Bernard d'Harcourt and of his wife, née Claire du Bessey de Contenson) married Alexis Richer de Forges (son of Charles Richer de Forges and of his wife, née Axelle de Moustier) at Paris on 29 January. (added 20 Jul 2005)

Tanguy le Gouellec de Schwarz and his wife, née Claire Albert (daughter of John Ian Fenwick Albert and of his wife, née Anne Chantal Marie Pierre Gabrielle d'Harcourt [herself the daughter of Comte Emmanuel Amédée Maurice d'Harcourt and of his wife, née Alix Louise Marie de Vogüé]) had their second child, Amédée, at London on 11 February. (added 28 Aug 2005)

Comte Henry de la Taille died at Chécy (Loiret) on 3 September.
[He was born at Chécy on 6 June 1934, son of Comte Robert de la Taille and of his wife, née Eudoxie Chevrier. In 1969 he married Christiane d'Harcourt (daughter of Comte Henri d'Harcourt and of his wife, née Françoise de Durat). He is survived by her and by their six children.] (added 13 Sep 2005)

The engagement was announced between Thierry Chabot (son of Pierre Chabot and of his wife, née Marie-France Monnet de Lorbeau) and Elisabeth de Pontac (daughter of Comte Jacques de Pontac [himself the son of Comte Max de Pontac (himself the son of Comte Agénor de Pontac and of his wife, née Germaine Drouilhet de Sigalas) and of his wife, née Gabrielle de Dompierre d'Hornoy (herself the daughter of Charles de Dompierre d'Hornoy and of his wife, née Juliette d'Abancourt)] and of his wife, née Jeanne Potier de Courcy [herself the daughter of Vicomte Xavier Potier de Courcy (himself the son of Vicomte Jean Potier de Courcy and of his wife, née Slanie d'Harcourt) and of his wife, née Sabine Guilhem de Pothuau (herself the daughter of Henri Guilhem de Pothuau and of his wife, née Marguerite d'Irumberry de Salaberry)]). (added 19 Oct 2005)

Baron Guillaume des Rotours (son of Baron Pierre des Rotours [himself the son of Baron Robert des Rotours and of his wife, née Claire Potier de Courcy (herself the daughter of Jean Potier de Courcy and of his wife, née Slanie d'Harcourt)] and of his wife, née Marie Thérèse de Gouvion St-Cyr) and his wife, née Laure Gaborit de Montjou (daughter of Pierre Gaborit de Montjou and of his wife, née Isabelle de La Vassière de Lavergne), had their fourth child, Inès, on 1 November. (added 7 Nov 2005)

Comte Arnaud d'Humières died on 29 November.
[He was born at Gonfreville-l'Orcher on 1 July 1930, son of Comte Firmin d'Humières and of his wife, née Jacqueline d'Harcourt. In 1958 he married Simone Zuide. He is survived by her and their three children.] (added 3 Dec 2005)
 

HENCKEL von DONNERSMARCK

Lily Fürstin Henckel von Donnersmarck, née von Dziembowska, died on 8 January.
[She was born at Munich on 2 June 1916, daughter of Maximilian von Dziembowski and of his wife, née Elisabeth von Arnim. In 1939 she married Guido Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck, who succeeded his father as Fürst Henckel von Donnersmarck in 1959. He died in 1976. She is survived by her two children: Guidotto Fürst Henckel von Donnersmarck, and Anna Gräfin von Spiegel zum Diesenberg-Hanxleden.] (added 18 Jan 2005)
 

HERCOLANI

Conte Don Adriano, Principe Hercolani, died at Los Angeles, Chile, on 30 November.
[He was born at Rome on 5 February 1929, second son of Conte Don Astorre, Principe Hercolani, and of his wife, née Donna Santa dei principi Borghese. He succeeded his brother, Andrea, as Principe Hercolani in 2004. He married in 1964 Carla Bianchini. He was survived by her and four sons. The eldest, Conte Don Astorre (b.1964), is the new Principe Hercolani.] (added 17 Dec 2005)
 

IMPERIALI

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]) married 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) in May or June. (added 18 Jun 2005)

Don Carlo Imperiali dei Principi di Francavilla died in Manciano, South Tuscany, Italy, on 1 August.
He was born at Naples on 8 December 1919, son of Count Don Filippo Imperiali dei principi di Francavilla (1877-1956) and of Donna Giustina Sanfelice dei duchi di Bagnoli (1882-1957). He married firstly in 1946 Grace Dyer (1922-1981). He married secondly, in 1982, Donna Virginia Sanjiust dei baroni di Teulada (b.1928). He is survived by her and by two daughters and one son, from his first marriage.] (updated 21 Nov 2005)

Marchese Don Francesco Imperiali d'Afflitto dei Principi di Francavilla died in Rome on 19 December.
[He was born in Naples on 17 October 1921, son of Don Giovanni Imperiali d'Afflitto dei principi di Francavilla (1890-1983) and of his wife, née Donna Giulia Imperiali dei principi di Francavilla (1894-1982). He married Adriana di Leo and was survived by her and one daughter.] (added 13 Jan 2006)

Donna Cecilia Cortese, née Imperiali dei Principi di Francavilla, died in Rome on 23 December.
[She was born at Mercato San Severino on 27 April 1931, daughter of Don Vincenzo Imperiali dei principi di Francavilla (1902-1978) and of his wife, née Nobile Elvira dei baroni Marciani (d.1990). She married Prof.jur. Ennio Cortese and was  survived by him, three sons and one daughter.] (added 13 Jan 2006)
 

La FORCE

Comte Robert-Henri de Caumont la Force died at Paris on 6 May.
[He was born at Paris on 16 July 1925, second son of Comte Armand de Caumont La Force and of his wife, née Anne Marie Guigues de Moreton de Chabrillan. From 1955 to 1961 he was married to Françoise Dior. Since 1969 he was married to Irène Druman. A daughter, Christiane, born from the first marriage, died in 1978, aged twenty.] (added 11 May 2005)
 

La ROCHEFOUCAULD

Joseph Jousseaume, Marquis de La Bretesche, died on 10 March.
[He was born on 23 August 1924, son of Charles Jousseaume, Marquis de La Bretesche (himself the son of Joseph Jousseaume, Marquis de La Bretesche, and of his wife, née Louise-Marie de Tramecourt [herself the daughter of Comte Gustave de Tramecourt and of his wife, née Marie-Charlotte de Clermont-Tonnerre]), and of his wife, née Marie de Chasteigner de La Rocheposay. He married Jeanne de Bryas (daughter of Comte Charles Auguste Louis Marie de Bryas [himself the son of Comte Jacques Jean Baptiste Marie de Bryas and of his wife, née Ida de Gramont] and of his wife, née Hélène Thérèse Victurnienne de La Rochefoucauld [herself the daughter of Alexandre de La Rochefoucauld, Duc d'Estissac, and of his wife, née Jeanne Virginie Victorienne de Rochechouart de Mortemart]). He is survived by her and by their six children.] (added 20 Mar 2005)

Charles-Henry Rey (son of Marc-Henry Rey and of his wife, née Chantal Michel de Roissy) and his wife, née Amélie de Vasselot de Régné (daughter of Philippe de Vasselot de Régné [himself the son of Arand, Marquis de Vasselot de Régné, and of his wife, née Jeanne-Marie de Curel (herself the daughter of Charles de Curel and of his wife, née Marie de La Rochefoucauld)] and of his wife, née Patricia Huon de Kermadec) had their first child, Philippine, at Paris on 15 May. (added 5 Jul 2005)

The engagement was announced between Sixte Geffrier (b.1974, son of Jacques-Antoine Geffrier and of his wife, née Diane de l'Epine) and Claire de La Rochefoucauld (daughter of Comte Bruno de La Rochefoucauld and of his wife, née Laura de Luppé). (added 15 Aug 2005)

Charles Jouslin de Pisseloup de Noray and his wife, née Gwénola de La Rochefoucauld (daughter of Comte Aimery de La Rochefoucauld and of his wife, née Yannick du Bois-Jagu de La Villerabel) had their second child, Gabriel, on 24 June. (added 31 Aug 2005)

Simon Courret and his wife, née Anne-Charlotte de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel (daughter of Comte Emmanuel de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel and of his wife, née Marie Geneviève Hères) had their first child, Augustin, on 3 October. (added 9 Oct 2005)

The engagement was announced between Vicomte Charles de Lesquen du Plessis Casso (son of Vicomte Louis-René de Lesquen du Plessis Casso [himself the son of Vicomte Pierre de Lesquen du Plessis Casso (himself the son of Vicomte Constant de Lesquen du Plessis Casso and of his wife, née Marie-Gabrielle Graindorge d'Orgeville de Ménildurand) and of his wife, née Anne-Marie Huon de Kermadec (herself the daughter of Vicomte Alain Huon de Kermadec and of his wife, née Camilla Médina)] and of his wife, née Marie-Chantal de Vasselot de Regné [herself the daughter of Armand, Marquis de Vasselot de Regné (himself the son of Comte Gaston de Vasselot de Regné and of his wife, née Chantal de Cugnac), and of his wife, née Jeanne-Marie de Curel (herself the daughter of Charles de Curel and of his wife, née Marie de La Rochefoucauld)]) and Julie de Groulard (daughter of Patrice de Groulard [himself the son of Henri de Groulard and of his wife, née Marie-Alice Eymard] and of his wife, née Chantal Roccofort de Vinnière [herself the daughter of Raoul Roccofort de Vinnière and of his wife, née Françoise Bodard]). (added 9 Oct 2005)

Marie Thérèse, Marquise de Courcy, née de La Rochefoucauld, died at Olivet (Loiret) on 7 November.
[She was born at Paris on 7 May 1924, daughter of Louis François Alexandre de La Rochefoucauld, Duc d'Estissac, and of his wife, née Nathalie de Clermont-Tonnerre. In 1950 she married Aimery Roussel, Marquis de Courcy. She is survived by him and their three children.] (added 12 Nov 2005)

The engagement was announced between Timothée Rolland (son of Daniel Rolland and of his wife, née Pascale Freyria) and Anne-Constance de La Rochefoucauld (daughter of Comte Jean de La Rochefoucauld and of his wife, née Béatrice Galas). (added 27 Nov 2005)

Comte Gilbert de La Rochefoucauld (b.1932, son of Gilbert de La Rochefoucauld, Duc de La Roche-Guyon, and of his second wife, née Marie Louise Lerche) died at Cergy on 27 December. (added 14 Jan 2006)

Baron Nicolas de Schonen (son of Baron Albert de Schonen [himself the son of Baron André de Schonen and of his wife, née Louise Barbier Lalobe de Felcourt] and of his wife, née Yolaine de La Rochefoucauld [herself the daughter of Comte Olivier de La Rochefoucauld and of his wife, née Consuélo de Maillé de La Tour-Landry]) and his wife, née Gilliane Quinn, had their fourth child, Oria, on 29 December. (added 23 Jan 2006)
 

LEEDS

Caroline, Lady Hobart, formerly Duchess of Leeds, née Vatcher, an artist, of Cowes, Isle of Wight, died in London on 16 July.
[She was born Caroline Fleur Vatcher, daughter of Colonel Henry Monckton Vatcher, MC, of Valeran, St. Brelade's, Jersey, Channel Islands. She married firstly, in 1955, as his third wife, John Francis Godolphin Osborne, 11th Duke of Leeds (1901-1963), son of George Godolphin Osborne, 10th Duke of Leeds, and of his wife, née Lady Katherine Lambton. She married secondly, in 1968 (divorced 1975) Peter Hendrick Peregrine Hoos (1937-2003), son of Marten Hoos and of his wife, née Hon. Sarah Cust. She married thirdly, in 1975, as his second wife, Sir Robert Hampden Hobart, 3rd Bt, (1915-1988), son of Sir Claud Vere Cavendish Hobart, 2nd Bt, and of his first wife, née Violet Verve Wylie. She had no issue by any of these marriages.] (added 24 Jul 2005)
 

LÉVIS-MIREPOIX

Rolland, Vicomte le Boucq de Beaudignies, died at Skeuvre on 26 May.
[He was born at Paris on 1 January 1933, son of Vicomte Roger Le Boucq de Beaudignies (himself the son of Vicomte Fernand Le Boucq de Beaudignies and of his wife, née Aline Marie Thérèse de Thier) and of his wife, née Albertine de Lévis-Mirepoix (herself the daughter of Comte Philippe de Lévis-Mirepoix and of his wife, née Marie de Beauffort). In 1955 he married Chantal de Talhouët de Boishorand (daughter of Claude de Talhouët de Boishorand and of his wife, née Lydie Jouan de Kervenoaël). He is survived by her and by their four children.] (added 30 May 2005)

Comte Gaël de Talhouët (son of Comte Charles de Talhouët [himself the son of Comte Gérard de Talhouët and of his wife, née Marie-Claire de Lévis-Mirepoix] and of his wife, née Alix de Montesquiou Fezensac) and his wife, née Maxime Cathalan, had their second child, Mélusine, at Paris on 26 June. (added 20 Jul 2005)
 
 

LIGNE

Comte Jehan de Lannoy (son of Comte Philippe de Lannoy [himself the son of Comte Paul de Lannoy and of his wife, née Princess Béatrice de Ligne] and of his wife, née Alix della Faille de Leverghem) and his wife, née Beatrice Spates, had their third child, Antoine, on 3 February. (added 16 Feb 2005)

Edouard Fargo Whitman (son of Ian Moncreiff Whitman and of his wife, née Marie-Philippe de Valois de Saint-Aymour) and his wife, née Constance de Saulieu O'Toole (daughter of Patrice de Saulieu O'Toole and of his wife, née Chantal de Chabot-Tramecourt [herself the daughter of Comte Renaud de Chabot-Tramecourt (himself the son of Come Robert de Chabot-Tramecourt and of his wife, née Princess Henriettee de Ligne) and of his wife, née Clotilde de Chabot]) had their first child, Abigail, on 28 March. (added 10 May 2005)

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]) married Clovis Taittinger (son of M. and Mme. Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger) at l'église Saint-Martin de Chavot (Marne) on 23 July. (added 3 Jan 2006)

Vicomte Thibault le Gentil de Rosmorduc (son of Vicomte Alain le Gentil de Rosmorduc and of his wife, née Mireille de Meester de Betzenbroeck) married Comtesse Hélène d'Oultremont (daughter of Comte Baudouin d'Oultremont [himself the son of Comte Charles-Emile d'Oultremont (himself the son of Comte Hadelin d'Oultremont and of his wife, née Princess Hélène de Ligne) and of his wife, née Baronne Béatrice de Straten-Waillet] and of his wife, née Dianora Gräfin Khuen von Belasi) on 11 September. (updated 13 Dec 2005)

Comtesse Florence d’Oultremont de Wégimont et Warfusée (daughter of the late Count Baudouin d’Oultremont de Wégimont et Warfusée [son of Count Charles-Emile d’Oultremont de Wégimont et Warfusée (himself the son of Count Adelin d’Oultremont de Wégimont et Warfusée and of his wife née Princess Hélène de Ligne) and of baroness Béatrice van der Straten Waillet] and of his wife née Countess Dianora Khuen-Lutzow) is engaged to marry Quentin Pringiers (son of Mr Didier Pringiers and of his wife née Christine Meeus). (added 13 Jun 2005)

The marriage at Noyal was announced in July between Tanguy François Bernard de Quillacq and Solène Marie Isabelle Jousseaume de La Bretesche (presumably the daughter of Comte Bertrand Jousseaume de La Bretesche [himself the son of Comte Louis Jousseaume de La Bretesche (himself the son of Joseph Jousseaume, Marquis de La Bretesche, and of his wife, née Louise-Marie de Tramecourt) and of his wife, née Louise de Moustier (herself the daughter of Léonel, Marquis de Moustier, and of his wife, née Princess Jeanne de Ligne)] and of his wife, née Brigitte de La Croix de Ravignan). (added 9 Jul 2005)

Princess Elisabeth de Ligne (b.1983, daughter of Prince Wauthier de Ligne [himself the son of Prince Michel de Ligne (himself the son of Prince Eugène de ligne and of his wife, née Philippine de Noailles) and of his wife née Princess Alix of Luxembourg (herself the daughter of Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma and of his wife, Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg)] and of his wife née Countess Régine de Renesse [herself the daughter of Comte Guy de Renesse (himself the son of Comte Philippe de Renesse and of his wife, née Amicie de Monteynard) and of his wife, née Countess Elisabeth van Limburg Stirum (herself the daughter of Count Thierry van Limburg Stirum and of his wife, née Princess Marie-Immaculée de Croy)]) married Baron Baudouin Gillès de Pélichy (b.1982, son of Baron Didier Gillès de Pélichy [himself the son of Baron Baudouin Gillès de Pélichy (himself the son of Baron Benedict Gillès de Pélichy and of his wife, née Adrienne Le Bailly de Tilleghem) and of his wife, née Cécile della Faille de Leverghem (herself the daughter of Gustave della Faille de Leverghem and of his wife, née Isabelle de Meester)] and of his wife née Noëla (of the vicomtes) de Biolley) at Beloeil on 9 July. (added 10 Jul 2005)

Prince Jean Charles Lamoral de Ligne de La Tremoille died at Serrant on 9 July.
[He was born at Brussels on 16 June 1911, son of Prince Henri de Ligne (himself the son of Prince Charles de Ligne [himself the son of Prince Eugène de Ligne and of his wife, née Princess Jadwiga Lubomirska] and of his wife, née Charlotte de Gontau-Biron [herself the daughter of Etienne Charles de Gontaut-Biron, Marquis de Biron, and of his wife, née Charlotte Marie de Fitzjames]) and of his wife, née Princess Charlotte de La Tremoille (herself the daughter of Louis Charles Marie de La Tremoille, Duc de Thouars [himself the son of Louis Charles, Duc de La Tremoille, and of his wife, née Marguerite Duchâtel], and of his wife, née Hélène Pillet-Will). Since 1942 he had been married to Maria del Rosario de Lambertye-Gerbevillier (daughter of Charles de Lambertye-Gerbevillier [himself the son of Edmond de Lambertye-Gerbevillier (himself the son of Ernest, Marquis de Lambertye, and of his wife, née Marie Charlotte Léontine de Rohan-Chabot) and of his wife, née Maria Virtudes Martinez de Irujo] and of his wife, née Lorraine Sancho). He is survived by her and by their three children: Hedwige, Princess Charles de Merode; Prince Charles-Antoine de Ligne; and Nathalie, Princess Alain de Polignac.] (added 12 Jul 2005)

Eugene Robert Prokop died at Brussels on 14 July.
[He was born at Frystat, Czechoslovakia, on 30 April 1922. In 1976 he married Countess Antoinette van Limbrg Stirum (daughter of Count Guillaume van Limburg Stirum and of his wife, née Princess Elisabeth de Ligne). They had no issue.] (added 19 Jul 2005)

Vicomte Geoffroy de Chabot-Tramecourt (son of Vicomte Bernard 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 Solange de Vigneral [herself the daughter of Raoul de Vigneral and of his wife, née Louise-Marie de Mieulle]) and his wife, née Nathalie de La Roche Aymon (daughter of Hély, Marquis de La Roche Aymon [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 [herself the daughter of Comte Albéric de Foresta and of his wife, née Geneviève Frédet]), had their second child, Dorian, on 9 August. (added 15 Aug 2005)

Antoine, Prince de Ligne, died at Beloeil on 21 August.
[He was born at Brussels on 8 March 1925, second son of Eugène, Prince de Ligne (1893-1960), and of his wife, née Philippine de Noailles (1898-1991). He succeeded his brother, Baudouin, as head of the house in 1985. In 1950 he married Princess Alix of Luxemburg (daughter of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg and of her husband, Prince Félix, né Prince of Bourbon-Parma). He is survived by her, their seven children, and numerous grandchildren. He is succeeded by his eldest son, Michel, as head of the house.] (added 22 Aug 2005)

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]) married Elizabeth Jefferies (daughter of Dr and Mrs Jack Jefferies) at Marakesh on 24 September. (added 9 Oct 2005)
 

LUYNES

Philippe Jean Paul Marie Raymond d'Albert de Luynes, Duc de Chevreuse (son of Jean, 12th Duc de Luynes et de Chevreuse, and of his wife, née Christine Hélène Roussel), and his wife, née Capucine Ubald Bocquet, had their first child, Margot, on 2 April. (added 19 Apr 2005)
 

LYNAR

Ernst Fürst zu Lynar, died on 2 May.
[He was born at Görlsdorf on 25 July 1924, son of Ernst Fürst zu Lynar (1875-1934) and of his wife, née Viktoria Gräfin von Redern (1889-1981). In 1956 he married Ingrid Bretzke. He is survived by her and by their three daughters. He is succeeded as Fürst by his brother, Alexander.] (added 14 May 2005)
 

MAGENTA

Elisabeth Copin de Miribel died on 29 March.
[She was born at Commercy on 19 August 1915, daughter of Guy Copin de Miribel (1885-1981) and of his wife, née Marthe de Mac Mahon de Magenta ((1893-1980), herself the daughter of Marie Emmanuel Comte de Mac Mahon [himself the son of Patrice de Mac Mahon, Duc de Magenta, and of his wife, née Sophie Elisabeth Charlotte de La Croix de Castries] and of his wife, née Marie Marguerite Camille Chinot de Frommesent).] (added 3 Apr 2005)

It was announced that Antoine Jaboulet-Vercherre (son of Pierre Jaboulet-Vercherre and of his former wife, née Véronique de Mac Mahon de Magenta [herself the daughter of Maurice, Duc de Magenta, and of his wife, née Comtesse Marguerite de Caraman-Chimay]) had a daughter, Gabrielle, born at Hospices de Beaune on 12 July. (added 24 Jul 2005)

Romain Pezet de Corval (son of Yves Pezet de Corval and of his wife, née Isabelle de Chavagnac) and his wife, née Adélaïde de Mac Mahon de Magenta (daughter of Philippe, Duc de Magenta, and of his first wife, née Claire-Marguerite Schindler) had their first child, Louis, at Écully on 22 July. (added 24 Jul 2005)
 

MAILLÉ

Mme Claude Hersent, née Osmonde de Maillé de la Tour Landry, died at Paris on 18 September.
[She was born at Paris on 22 May 1928, daughter of Roland de Maillé de la Tour Landry (himself the son of Artus de Maillé de la Tour Landry, Duc de Maillé, and of his wife, née Carmen de Wendel) and of his wife, née Aymardine de Contades. In 1953 she married Claude Hersent (1929-1981). She is survived by their five children.] (added 21 Sep 2005)
 

MARLBOROUGH

Susan Mary Gough, née Hornby, died at home on 27 January.
[She was born on 19 October, 1929, daughter of Michael Charles St. John Hornby, of Pusey House, Faringdon, and of his wife, née Nicolette Joan Ward (a granddaughter of the 1st Earl of Dudley). The following comes from Michael Rhodes's post on a.t.r.: "Susan was three times married. Her first - at St Margaret's Westminster, on her 22nd birthday - one of the society events of 1951 - was to John George Vanderbilt Henry (Sunny) Spencer-Churchill, styled Marquess of Blandford, son and heir of the 10th Duke of Marlborough.......  This marriage produced as son, John David Ivor, styled Earl of Sunderland, born 17 Nov, 1952, for whom Princess Margaret stood sponsor. The boy died in infancy; another son followed, 24 November,
1955, Charles James, styled Earl of Sunderland until his father succeeded to the dukedom in 1972, and since when has been styled Marquess of Blandford. A daughter, Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill (now Lady Henrietta Gelber), was born in 1958. The Blandfords divorced in 1960, and two years later she married, as his first wife, the landowner Alan Cyril Heber-Percy (b. 1935), of Eyford Knoll, Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, scion of the Dukes of Northumberland, by whom she had a daughter, Larissa Anne Heber-Percy (now Mrs Justin Hardy), born in 1968.  Her second marriage also ended
in divorce, and she married thirdly, 1983, as his second wife, the industrialist John Osborne Gough, MBE (b. 1932) son of Reginald Osborne Gough. From this marriage she inherited two step-children, Suzannah Gough, and Alistair Gough.] (added 29 Jan 2005)
 

James Watson and his wife, née Lucilla Ruby Bathurst, had their second child, William James, on 8 October.

[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 19 Feb 2006)

 

MASSIMO LANCELLOTTI

Don Carlo Massimo Lancellotti dei principi di Prossedi (son of Don Luigi, Principe Massimo Lancellotti, 1st Principe di Prossedi (1881-1968) and of Comtesse Marie de Merode(1884-1973)) died in Rome on 7 May. He was born in 1919 and married firstly in 1953 Donna Alessandra Capece Minutolo di Bugnano dei duchi di San Valentino. This marriage was annulled by Holy See and Don Carlo married 2ndly in 1990 Delfina Metz (b. 1937). By his two wives he had no children.] (added 17 May 2005)
 

MERODE

Nicolas Brunet (son of Olivier Brunet and of his wife, née Anne "Ninon" de Tulle de Villefranche [herself the daughter of Comte Emmaneul de Tulle de Villefranche (himself the son of Henri Antoine Jean, Marquis de Tulle de Villefranche, and of his wife, née Princess Thérèse de Merode) and of his wife, née Rose Marie de Ségur-Lamoignon]) married Olivia Panon Desbassayns de Richemont (daughter of Laurent Panon Desbassayns de Richemont and of his wife, née Yolaine de Pradel de Lamaze) at Paris in July. The engagement was announced in January. (ypdated 28 Aug 2005)

Comte Marc-Antoine d'Oultremont died at Paris on 12 March.
[He was born at Matran, Switzerland, on 20 July 1927, son of Comte Jean d'Oultremont (himself the son of Comte John d'Oultremont and of his wife, née Renée de Merode [herself the daughter of Comte Louis-Ghislain de Merode and of his wife, née Léonie de Rochechouart de Mortemart]) and of his wife, née Anne Armand. In 1963 he married Maria-Theresia Gräfin von Galen (daughter of Christoph Bernhard Graf von Galen and of his wife, née Marie Sophie Gräfin Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau). They had four children: Tatiana Commergnat; Princess Ludmilla Bogdanov; Jean-Stanislas; and Laurent.] (added 26 Mar 2005)

The engagement was announced between Baron Gonzague de Gruben (son of Baron Loîc de Gruben and of his former wife, née Comtesse Philippine d'Arschot Schoonhoven) and Nathalie de Borchgrave d'Altena (daughter of Comte Evrard-Guillaume de Borchgrave d'Altena and of his wife, née Princess Ghislaine de Merode [herself the daughter of Prince François de Merode and of his wife, née Alexandra Susanne Françoise Klinenberger]). (added 24 Jul 2005)

Prince Albert-Henri de Merode (b.Brussels 8 Sep 1975, son of Prince Charles-Louis de Merode and of his wife, née Countess Clotilde d'Oultremont) and his wife, née Marie-Christine Gräfin von Soden-Fraunhofen (b.Landshut 8 Feb 1981, daughter of Heinrich Christoph Maria Michael Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen and of his wife, née Clarissa Gräfin Droste zu Vischering) had their first child, Louis Félix Marie Ghislain, at Ixelles on 6 August. (added 14 Aug 2005)

It was announced that Prince Bertrand de Merode (b.1952, son of Prince Werner de Merode and of his wife, née Mathilde Rolin) is engaged to marry Gabriela Nastrut. He had formerly been married to Martine Smetryns, and has two daughters. (added 9 Oct 2005)

Princess Werner de Merode, née Mathilde Rolin, died at Ixelles on 28 December.
[She was born at Bellingen on 14 July 1925, daughter of Baron Jean Rolin and of his wife, née Louise Rolin Hymans (herself the daughter of Paul Rolin and of Lucie Hymans). In 1947 she married Prince Werner de Merode (1914-1995). She is survived by their six children.] (added 30 Dec 2005)
 

MONTEVECCHIO MARTINOZZI BENEDETTI

Don Cante di Montevecchio Martinozzi Benedetti, Duca di Ferentillo, Marchese di Montevecchio e di Mirabello, died in Castelviscardo, near Terni, Italy, on 30 December.
[He was born on 17 February 1925, son of Duca Don Ermanno di Montevecchio Martinozzi Benedetti (1885-1948) and of his wife, née Matilde Saladini dei conti di Rovetino (1900-.....). He married in 1957  Maria Francesca Ambrosi-Rosati-Sacconi-Natali dei marchesi di Cavaceppo (b.1932) and was survived by her and two daughters. Duca Don Cante was the last male member of this ancient Italian Family, which is now extinct in the male line.] (added 13 Jan 2006)
 

MORTEMART

The engagement was announced between Comte Florian de Ganay (b.1981, son of Comte Aymar de Ganay [himself the son of Comte Louis de Ganay (himself the son of Comte Charles de Ganay and of his wife, née Solange de Bonneval) and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Froissard de Brossia (who died on 25 April 2004, herself the daughter of Aymard de Froissard, Marquis de Brossia, and of his wife, née Marie de Rochechouart de Mortemart)] and of his wife, née Sophie Duquenne) and Gatienne de Monchy (b.1984, daughter of Comte Jean de Monchy [himself the son of Comte Hugues de Monchy and of his wife, née Antonia Seijmonsbergen] and of his wife, née Geneviève Viellard). (added 6 Feb 2005)

The engagement was announced between Astrid Marie Charlotte Dauger (daughter of Louis Régis Marie Guy Dauger and of his wife, née Régine Marie Aymardine Renée de Ganay [herself the daughter of Louis de Ganay and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Froissard de Brossia (herself the daughter of Aymard de Froissard, Marquis de Brossia, and of his wife, née Marie de Rochechouart de Mortemart)]) and Frédéric Muller. (added 15 May 2005)
 

MURAT

The engagement was announced between Vicomte Jérémy van Cappel de Prémont (son of Vicomte Aimery van Cappel de Prémont and of his wife, née Princess Constance Murat) and Juliette Marchyllie (daughter of Xavier Marchyllie and of his wife, née Martine Caquant). (added 20 May 2005)

Prince Lucien Murat died on 21 August.
[He was born at Paris on 14 December 1927, son of Prince Achille Murat and of his wife, née Magdeleine Marie Louise de Chasseloup-Laubat. In 1955 he married Evelyne Reille, who survives him along with their six children.] (added 27 Aug 2005)
 

NÁJERA

It was announced on Royauté2 that Ignacio de Travesedo y Juliá(son of Juan Travesedo y Colón de Carvajal, Duque de Nájera, Conde de Paredes de Nava, Conde de Oñate, and of his wife, née Ana Maria Juliá y Diez de Rivera) married Ángeles Delgado Azqueta at Madrid. (added 22 Jun 2005)
 

NEY d'ELCHINGEN

Laetitia Taulé-Pujol, née Ney d'Elchingen, died on 10 February, the last of her house.
[She was born at Fontainebleau on 6 May 1940, the daughter of Michel Ney, 5th Duc d'Elchingen and 6th Prince de La Moskowa (1905-1969) and of his second wife, née Louisa Kónyi. From 1965 to 1971 she was married to Alain Jouffroy. Since 1975 she was married to Antoni Taulé-Pujol. She is survived by him and by their children: Djamila Taulé-Ney and Tigrane Taulé-Ney.] (added 29 Feb 2005)
 

NOAILLES

Alexis de Noailles (son of Philippe de Noailles, Duc de Mouchy, and of his first wife, née Diane de Castellane) and his wife, née Princess Diane d'Orléans (daughter of Jacques, Duc d'Orléans, and of his wife, née Gersende de Sabran-Pontevès) had their first child, Céline, at Buenos Aires on 14 January. (added 11 Feb 2005)

Emanuele Berlenghi (son of Raffaele Berlenghi and of his wife, née Viva de Verdun) and his wife, née Louise Raindre (daughter of Guy Raindre [himself the son of Jean Raindre and of his wife, née Geneviève de Noailles (herself the daughter of Jean de Noailles, Duc d'Ayen, and of his wife, née Solange de Labriffe)] and of his wife, née Anne de Luppé [herself the daughter of Pierre, Marquis de Luppé, and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Nicolaÿ]) had their first child, Amerigo, on 14 May. (added 14 Jun 2005)

Comte Jacques de la Ville-Baugé died at Saint-Cloud on 29 August.
[He was born at Paris on 15 April 1928, son of Félix, Marquis de la Ville-Baugé (himself the son of Georges, Marquis de la Ville-Baugé, and of his wife, née Marie-Thérèse de Rougé), and of his wife, née Clotilde de Montesquiou-Fezensac (herself the daughter of Comte Henri de Montesquiou Fezensac and of his wife, née Marie de Noailles [herself the daughter of Jules, Duc de Noailles]). Since 1966 he had been married to Jacqueline de Bertoult d'Hautecloque. He is survived by her and by their five children and their grandchildren.] (added 5 Sep 2005)
 

NORFOLK

The engagement was announced 4 January, 2005, between Timothy R. Browning (son of Mr and Mrs John Browning, of Suffolk) and Catherine Anne Cardwell Howard (b.1972, daughter of (Murray Bernard) Neville Cyprian Howard, OBE, of Greystoke Castle, Cumbria, scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, and of his wife, née Lavinia Zara Lewis). (added 17 Jan 2005)

Sir Stephen Lewis Edmonstone Hastings died on 10 January.
[He was born 4 May, 1921, son of Lewis Aloysius Macdonald Hastings and of his wife, née Meriel Edmonstone. He was a Member of Parliament from 1960 to 1983. He was twice married: firstly, in 1948 (divorced 1971) to Harriet Mary Elizabeth Tomlin (daughter of Colonel Julian Latham Tomlin), by whom he had one son, Neil, and one daughter, Carola; and secondly, in 1975, to Hon. Elizabeth Anne Marie Gabrielle (d.1997, née Fitzalan-Howard, former wife of Sir Vivyan Naylor-Leyland, 3rd Bt., and daughter of the 2nd (and last) Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent, scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, and of his wife, née Joyce Elizabeth Mary Langdale (who was later wife of the 10th and last Earl Fitzwilliam)).] (added 16 Jan 2005)

Philippa Gwendolen Mary Tyler, née Fitzalan-Howard, died at Wycombe Hospital on 12 February.
[She was born at London on 29 July 1918, daughter of Philip Granville James Fitzalan-Howard (1895-1918) and of his wife, née Gladys Cecily Clara Norton (d.1966). She was first cousin to the 17th Duke of Norfolk. She married in 1940 Major Edward Guy Tyler, MC, Irish Guards (who died 30 June 2002), and had issue: Peter Tyler (b.1944), and Virginia Anne Tyler (b. 1941), who married 1965, Carlos de Mejia.] (added 21 Feb 2005)

The engagement was announced 7 March, 2005 between Dr Henry James Stafford Howard (b.1972, scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, son of Mr Nicholas Stafford Howard, of Johnby Hall, Cumbria, by his wife the former Phyllis Bethan Duckett) and Dr Anna F. Parsons (elder daughter of the Rev. Stephen and Mrs Parsons, of Edinburgh). (added 9 Mar 2005)

Henriette Alice, Lady Abel Smith, DCVO, JP, an Extra Lady-in-Waiting to Her Majesty the Queen (formerly as HRH The Princess Elizabeth) since 1987 (a Lady-in-Waiting 1949-87), née Cadogan, died on 3 May, aged 90.
[She was born 6 June 1914 as Henriette Alice Cadogan (daughter of Commander Francis Charles Cadogan [himself the son of Charles George Henry Cadogan, of the Earls Cadogan, and of his wife, née Henriette Wilhelmina Montgomery] and of his wife, née Ruth Evelyn Howard [herself the daughter of Sir Edward Stafford Howard, of Thornbury Castle, of the Dukes of Norfolk, and of his first wife, née Lady Rachel Campbell]). She married firstly, in 1939, Sir Anthony Frederick Mark Palmer, 4th Bt. (killed in action 1941), by whom she had one son, Sir (Charles) Mark Palmer, 5th Bt (b. posthumously in 1941), and one daughter, Antonia (Lady Christopher Thynne, wife of Lord Christopher Thynne, yr son of the 6th Marquess of Bath); She married secondly, in 1953, Sir Alexander Abel Smith, KCVO (1904-1980), son of Francis Abel Smith, of Wilford Housem and of his wife, née Madeline St.Maur Seymour, of the Dukes of Somerset, by whom she had a son, Christopher Abel Smith, and a daughter, Juliet Abel Smith. She was appointed CVO in 1964, and advanced to DCVO in 1977.] (added 28 May 2005)

Hon. Edmund Bernard Carlo Howard died on 4 June.
[He was born at Budapest on 8 September 1909, fourth son of Esme William Howard, Lord Howard of Penrith (of the Dukes of Norfolk), and of his wife, née Donna Isabella dei Principi Giustiniani-Bandini. In 1936 he married Cécile Geoffroy-Déchhaume. They had three sons and two daughters, one of whom died in infancy.] (added 13 Jun 2005)

The Hon. Barbara Dorothy Calvocoressi, née Henley, later Eden, died at her home on 4 July.
[She was born in 1915, eldest daughter of Francis Robert Henley, later Eden, 6th Lord Henley, and of his wife, née Lady Dorothy Georgiana Howard (3rd daughter of George James Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle [of the Dukes of Norfolk], and of his wife, née Hon. Rosalind Stanley). She married in September 1938 Peter John Ambrose Calvocoressi and had issue, two sons: Paul and David.] (added 10 Jul 2005)
 

NORTHUMBERLAND

The engagement was announced 3 February, 2005, between Mr James A.C. Lohan and Tamara Joan Heber-Percy (b.1972, elder daughter of Cyril Raymond Heber-Percy [of the family of the Dukes of Northumberland] and of his first wife, Mrs Heather Joan Miller, née Cowland). (added 6 Feb 2005)

Colin Michael Heber-Percy (son of Michael David Heber-Percy, of the Dukes of Northumberland, and of his wife, née Amanda Sarah Gilmour) and his wife, née Lady Emma Rose Jellicoe (daughter of George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, and of his second wife, née Philippa Ann Dunne), had their third child, Agatha Philippa Rose, on 7 March. (added 20 Mar 2005)

Lord James Percy (son of Hugh, 10th Duke of Northumberland (1914-1988) and of his wife, née Lady Elizabeth Montagu-Douglas-Scott) and his wife, née Lucy Caroline Rugge-Price, had their third child, Willa Katherine,on 20 April. (added 24 Apr 2005)

Elizabeth, Lady Walker-Okeover, died at Ednaston on 25 April.
[She was born Dorothy Elizabeth Heber-Percy on 23 June 1913, daughter of Josceline Reginald Heber-Percy and of his wife, née Katharine Louisa Victoria Percy (both were of the family of the Dukes of Northumberland). In 1938 she married Sir Ian Peter Andrew Monro Walker-Okeover, 3d Bt. (1902-1982). They had a son (Sir Peter Walker-Okeover, 4th Bt., who died in 2003), and two daughters, and five grandchildren.] (added 1 May 2005)

Gerald Percy died on 18 July.
[He was born on 26 April 1928, second son of Lord William Richard Percy (himself the son of Henry George Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland, and of his wife, née Lady Edith Campbell) and of his wife, née Mary Swinton. He married firstly, in 1950, Alison Jannice, elder daughter of Sir Herbert Ribton Meredith, of Nairobi; they divorced in 1953. He married secondly, in 1954, Jennifer Home-Rigg; they divorced in 1975 (she married secondly the 6th Marquess of Bute). He married thirdly, in 1983 Victoria T. Henderson, daughter of Dr and Mrs Roger Henderson, of London, formerly of Nairobi. He is survived by her and by four children from his second marriage.] (added 16 Aug 2005)
 

OBOLENSKY

Prince Nicholas Obolensky (son of Prince Andrew Obolensky and of his wife, née Anne Rowe) and his wife, née Tamsin Watt, had their first child, Rudy, in Devon on 10 April. (added 24 May 2005)

Janina, Princess Obolensky, née Baronesse von Kleist, died at Santiago, Chile, in August.
[She was born at Yalta on 28 March 1916, daughter of Arthur Baron von Kleist-Keyserlingk and of his wife, née Barbara Baronesse von Hahn. From 1935 to 1942 she was married to Prince Carl Johann von Lieven (1911-1996). In 1948 she married Prince Alexander Obolensky (1905-1988). She had one child, Princess Xenia von Lieven, who married Baron Gerhard von Rosen.] (added 14 Aug 2005)
 

ODESCALCHI

Franz Freiherr Kuhn von Kuhnenfeld died at Budapest on 27 June.
[He was born at Budapest on 1 April 1926. In 1947 he married Margit Gräfin Teleki von Szék (daughter of Alexander Graf Teleki von Szék and of his wife, née Paula Ilona Gräfin Edelsheim-Gyulai v.Marosnémeth u.Nádaska [herself the daughter of Lipót Graf Edelsheim-Gyulai v.Marosnémeth u.Nádaska and of his wife, née Princess Irma Paulina Odescalchi]).] (added 16 Jul 2005)
 

ORSINI

Contessa Maria Francesca Pecori-Giraldi, nèe Frascara (daughter of Count Senator Giuseppe Frascara (1857-1925) and of Donna Clarice Orsini dei principi di Roccagorga e dei duchi di Gravina (1871-1956)), died in Rome on 14 February, at 101 years old.
[She was born in Rome on 24 October 1903 and married in 1930 Admiral Conte Corso Pecori-Giraldi (1899-1964). She was survived by two sons and one daughter. Her sister, Donna Giulia Frascara (1901-1972) was married to Don Rodolfo
dei principi Borghese, Principe di Nettuno (1880-1963).] (added 23 Mar 2005)

Donna Georgiana Maria Orsini d'Aragona dei principi di Gravina died suddenly in Rome, at her own home, on 26 August.
[She was born 15 August 1979, daughter of Prince Don Raimondo Orsini d'Aragona dei principi di Gravina and of his wife, née Princess Kethèvane Bagration.] (added 5 Sep 2005)
 

PACELLI

Don Ascanio dei principi Pacelli (b. 1973) son of Don Filippo dei principi Pacelli and of  Maria Antonietta  Campedelli, married Katia Pedrotti at the Chapel of the Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, near Rome, on 30 April. (updated 9 May 2005)

Don Andrea dei principi Pacelli and his wife, Marta Cosaro, had their first children, twins, Luva and Matteo, at Rome on 23 September. (updated 28 Oct 2005)
 

PERRELLI TOMACELLI FILOMARINO

Don Eduardo Perrelli Tomacelli Filomarino dei principi di Boiano (b.1964, son of Don Riccardo Perrelli Tomacelli Filomarino,VIII Principe di Boiano, X Duca di Monasterace e di Cutrufiano, and of Irene dei marchesi Hermann Targiani) married Sophie Butler-Adams in London on 15 July. (added 5 Sep 2005)

Don Eduardo Perrelli Tomacelli Filomarino dei principi di Boiano e dei duchi di Monasterace and his second wife, née Sophie Butler-Adams, had their first child together, Donna Marina Rose, in London on 6 November. (added 17 Dec 2005)
 

POLIGNAC

Pierre-Henri Philippe de Voyer de Paulmy d'Argenson (son of Comte Jean-Denis de Voyer de Paulmy d'Argenson [himself the son of Marc-Pierre de Voyer de Paulmy, Marquis d'Argenson, and of his wife, née Princess Odette de Polignac] and of his wife, née Nadia Gainon) married Isabelle Marie Johanne Albert (daughter of M.et Mme. Hans-Georg Albert) at Montlouis-sur-Loire on 4 June. (updated 14 Jun 2005)

The forthcoming marriage was announced between Jacques-Armand Eugène Charles-Henri Simon Georges Lambert de Cambray (son of Charles-Arnaud Lambert de Cambray [himself the son of Eugène Lambert de Cambray and of his wife, née Princess Elisabeth de Polignac] and of his wife, née Marie-Hélène de Gaigneron Jollimon de Marolles) and Hélène Aline Claude Eglée Marie de Colomb de Puyblanc (daughter of Thierry de Colomb de Puyblanc and of his wife, née Bernadette du Bessey de Contenson). The banns were published at Paris on 19 April (added 24 Apr 2005)
 

PONIATOWSKI

Nicolas Gorse and his wife, née Princess Maria Sofia Poniatowski (daughter of Prince Albert Poniatowski and of his second wife, née Caroline Tesseron), had twin sons, their second and third children, Alexis and Thomas, at Neuilly-sur-Seine on 25 May. (added 28 May 2005)

Prince Matthias Poniatowski (son of Prince Albert Poniatowski and of his second wife, née Camille Tesseron) and his wife, née Elizabeth Dangas, had their first child, Bianca, on 19 October. (added 1 Nov 2005)

Comte Geoffroy de Trédern and his wife, née Comtesse Eléonore de Maigret (daughter of Comte Ghislain de Maigret and of his wife, née Princess Marie Thérèse Poniatowski) had their fifth child, Gwénolée, at Madrid on 4 December. (added 17 Dec 2005)
 

PORTLAND

David Erskine-Wemyss, of that Ilk, died at Invermay, Forteviot, Perthshire, on 26 January.
[He was born on 11 Febryary 1920, son of Michael John Erskine-Wemyss, of Wemyss ((1888-1982), who was descended from King William IV of Great Britain) and of his wife, Lady Victoria Cavendish-Bentinck ((1890-1994), daughter of William Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland, and of his wife, née Winifred Dallas-Yorke). In 1945 he married Lady Jean Bruce (daughter of Edward James Bruce, 10th Earl of Elgin & Kincardine, and of his wife, née Hon Katherine Elizabeth Cochrane). He is survived by her, two sons, and five grandchildren.] (added 29 Jan 2005)

The engagement was announced 6 July, 2005, between the Hon. David Hew Dalrymple (b.1963, second son of John Aymer Dalrymple, 13th Earl of Stair, and of his wife, née Davina Katharine Bowes Lyon [herself the daughter of Hon. David Bowes-Lyon (himself the son of Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 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 Emma R. Woods (daughter of Mr & Mrs Peter Woods, of Betchworth, Surrey). (added 10 Jul 2005)

Lady Marcia Bulmer, née Leveson-Gower, died on 3 August.
[She was born on 10 February 1961, daughter of Granville James Leveson-Gower, 5th Earl Granville (himself the son of William Spencer Leveson-Gower, 4th Earl Granville [himself the son of Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2d Earl Granville, and of his second wife, née Castalia Rosalind Campbell], and of his wife, née Lady Rose Bowes-Lyon [herself the daughter of Claude George-Bowes-Lyon, 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 Doon Aileen Plunket (herself the daughter of Hon. Brinsley Sheridan Bushe Plunket [himself the son of William Lee Plunket, 5th Lord Plunket, and of his wife, née Lady Victoria Alexandrina Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood] and of his wife, née Aileen Sibell Mary Guinness [herself the daughter of Hon. Arthur Ernest Guinness and of his wife, née Marie Clotilde Russell (herself the daughter of Sir George Russell, 4th Bt., and of his wife, née Constance Charlotte Eliza Lennox [of the Dukes of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon])]). In 1986 she married Jonathan Charles Bulmer, from whom she was subsequently divorced. She is survived by four children.] (added 10 Aug 2005)

Michael Fergus Bowes-Lyon, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (son of Fergus Michael Claude, 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne [himself the son of Hon. Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes-Lyon (himself the son of Claude George, 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 Elizabeth Margaret Cator], and of his wife, née Mary Pamela McCorquodale), married Dr. Damaris Stuart-William (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stuart-William) at the Chapel of St Michael and All Angels, Glamis Castle, on 24 November. (added 29 Nov 2005)
 

PRASLIN

The engagement was announced between Emmanuel de Choiseul-Praslin (only son of Raynald de Choiseul, Duc de Praslin, and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Vincens de Causans) and Agathe Fouquet (daughter of Louis Fouquet and of his wife, née Sophie Carous). (added 24 Sep 2005)

Alexis Falcon de Longevialle (son of Christian Falcon de Longevialle and of his wife, née Armelle de La Grandière) and his wife, née Violaine de Choiseul-Praslin (daughter of Raynauld de Choiseul, Duc de Praslin, and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Vincens de Causans), had their fourth child, Marie, on 27 December. (added 8 Jan 2006)
 

RADZIWILL

Comte Philippe d'Ornano (son of Comte Hubert d'Ornano and of his wife, née Countess Izabela Potocka [herself the daughter of Count Józef Potocki and of his wife, née Princess Krystyna Radziwill]) and his wife, née Mina Pavicevic, had their third child, Eliya Marie, on 13 May. (added 24 May 2005)

Prince Karol-Hieronymus Radziwill died at Buenos Aires on 27 November.
[He was born at Berlin on 3 May 1912, son of Prince Hieronymus Radziwill and of his first wife, née Archduchess Renata of Austria. In 1949 he married Maria Luisa de Alvear Quirno (1913-1989). He married secondly Teresa Soto. He had no children.] (added 3 Dec 2005)
 

RICHMOND, LENNOX & GORDON

Matthew Murray Kennedy St.Clair, 18th Lord Sinclair (b.9 Dec 1968, son of Charles Murray Kennedy St.Clair, 17th Lord Sinclair 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 [daughter of the 7th Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon]), and of his wife, née Lady Lettice Lygon (herself the daughter of William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, and of his wife, née Lady Lettice Grosvenor, of the Dukes of Westminster)]), married Laura C. Coode (younger daughter of Jonathan Arundell Coode and Mrs Coode, of Lanhydrock, Cornwall, and sister of the Gold Medal winning Olympic oarsman, Ed Coode) at St.Meubred's Cardinham, on 5 November. (updated 17 Nov 2005)

Mark Cornell and his wife, née Lucy Elizabeth Gordon-Lennox (daughter of Lord Nicholas Gordon-Lennox [himself the son of Frederick Charles Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon, and of his wife, née Elizabeth Grace Hudson] and of his wife, née Mary Williamson), had their fourth child, Rose Céleste, at Paris on 22 September. (added 27 Sep 2005)

Vanda, Lady Cotterell, née Bridgewater, died on 5 October.
[She was born the daughter of Major Philip Alexander Clement Bridgewater, and married Sir John Henry Geers Cotterell, 6th Bt. (son 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 (of the Dukes of Richmond, Gordon, and Lennox)], and of his first wife, née Lady Lettice Lygon [herself the daughter of William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, and of his wife, née Lady Lettice Grosvenor (of the Dukes of Westminster)]), in 1959. She is survived by him and by their four children.] (added 15 Oct 2005)

The engagement was announced 19 October, 2005, between Glen Lomas (son of Mr Andrew Lomas and Mrs Pauline Lomas) and Charlotte Louise Gordon-Lennox (younger daughter of Michael Charles Gordon-Lennox [of the Dukes of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon] and of his wife, née Jennifer Susan Gibbs). (added 2 Nov 2005)
 

ROHAN

Prince Charles de Rohan died at his home near Cincinnati, Ohio, on 27 February.
[He was born at Budweis on 5 December 1923, son of Prince Charles de Rohan (1894-1965) and of his wife, née Marie Anne Edle von Hardtmuth (1903-1994). He was married firstly, from 1949 to 1975, to Nancy Southgate-Jones. Since 1975 he had been married to Virginia Putnam Durrell. He had two sons and a daughter from the first marriage.] (added 9 Mar 2005)
 

ROHAN [-CHABOT]

The forthcoming marriage was announced between Marine Hélène de Rarécourt de La Vallée de Pimodan (b.1977, daughter of Comte Gilles de Rarécourt de La Vallée de Pimodan [himself the son of Olivier de Rarécourt de La Vallée Comte de Pimodan and of his wife, née Ysabeau de Rohan-Chabot] and of his wife, née Catherine Angier de Lohéac) and Brice Michel Alzon. The banns were published at paris on 25 January. The wedding is to take place at Vannes on 4 June. (added 2 Feb 2005)

The forthcoming marriage was announced between Alain Chatty and Chantal Marie Catherine de Bastard (daughter of Dominique, Baron de Bastard [himself the son of Jean, Baron de Bastard (himself the son of Edouard, Baron de Bastard, and of his wife, née Alicia de Rohan-Chabot), and of his wife, née Catherine Doria], and of his wife, née Annick de Kergorlay [herself the daughter of Comte Bernard de Kergorlay and of his wife, née Antoinette de Curel (herself the daughter of Albert, Vicomte de Curel, and of his wife, née Anne de Durfort Civrac de Lorge)]). The banns were published at Paris on 18 January. (added 2 Feb 2005)

Comte Alexis Xavier Raymond de Pourtalès died at Clamart on 28 March.
[He was born at Paris on 17 January 1941, son of Comte Raymond de Pourtalès (1914-1940) and of his wife, née Yvonne Delmas. In 1969 he married Béatrice Marguerite Marie de Rohan-Chabot (daughter of Comte René de Rohan-Chabot and of his wife, née Marguerite de Vogüé). He is survived by her, their four children, and two grandchildren.] (added 3 Apr 2005)

Comte Sébran de Rohan-Chabot died at Paris on 14 September.
[He was born at Paris on 10 March 1936, son of Comte Gaël de Rohan-Chabot and of his first wife, née Marguerite de Chabrol-Tournoël. In 1967 he married Servilla Picconini-Adamès. They had no children.] (added 17 Sep 2005)

Blandine Houzel died on 17 September.
[She was born at Paris on 12 March 1967, daughter of François-Xavier Houzel and of his wife, née Béatrice de Rohan-Chabot. She was unmarried.] (added 25 Sep 2005)

Comtesse Gilbert de Rohan-Chabot, née Richard, died at Strasbourg on 24 September.
[She was born at Mulhouse on 31 May 1937. Since 1967 she had been married to Comte Gilbert de Rohan-Chabot (b.1935, son of Comte Henri de Rohan-Chabot and of his wife, née Joséphine de Giraud d'Agay). She is survived by him and by their three children.] (added 26 Sep 2005)
 

ROXBURGHE

Alastair Michael Hyde Villiers died on 13 January. He fell to his death from the roof of his Notting Hill home as he tried to fix faulty security lights.
[He was born in 1939, son of Lt-Col Alastair Edward Hyde Villiers (himself the son of Charles Hyde Villiers and of his wife, née Lady Victoria Alexandrina Innes-Ker [herself the daughter of the 7th Duke of Roxburghe]) and of his wife, née Gaudencia Isabel Fraser-Luckie. He married firstly in 1962 the Hon. Elizabeth Mairi Keppel (elder daughter of Derek, Viscount Bury, and of his first wife, Lady Mairi Elizabeth Vane-Tempest-Stuart, by whom he had a son, Charles, b.1963, and a daughter, Charlotte, b.1965. They divorced in 1976. He married secondly Mrs Lamorna Jessica Elliot, née Koppel, who survives him.] (added 6 Mar 2005)
 

RUFFO

Don  Alessandro dei principi Ruffo di Calabria (b. 1964, son of Prince Don Fabrizio Ruffo di Calabria  and of Maria Elisabetta Vaciago) had a son, Vittorio by his companion, Francesca, in  January. He was married previously to Princess Mafalda of Savoy-Aosta. (added 4 Feb 2005)

Don Fulco dei principi Ruffo di Calabria (b.1954, son of Don Fabrizio, Principe Ruffo di Calabria, and of Maria Elisabetta Vaciago) will marry secondly Luisa Tricarico. The wedding, originally scheduled for September, has been postponed to 2006. He divorced in 2001 from Melba Vicens Bello. (updated 28 Oct 2005)

Don Fabrizio Principe Ruffo di Calabria-Santapau, Principe di Palazzolo, etc, died at Rome on 11 October.
[He was born at Rome on 6 December 1922, son of Don Fulco Principe Ruffo di Calabria, Duca di Guardia Lombarda, etc, and of his wife, née Luisa Gazelli. He was married firstly, from 1953 to 1990, to Maria Vaciago. Since 1991 he had been married to Luisa Cristina Carbajo. He is survived by her and by his five children from the first marriage.] (added 12 Oct 2005)
 

RUSPOLI

Principe Alessandro Ruspoli, Principe di Cerveteri, died at Rome on 11 January.
[He was born at Rome on 9 December 1924, son of Principe Francesco Ruspoli, Principe di Cerveteri (1899-1989) and of his first wife, née Claudia dei Conti di Matarazzo (1899-1935). In 1947 he married Nobile Francesca dei Baroni Blanc (1920-1962). In 1964 he married Nancy de Girard de Charbonnières, by whom he had one son, Francesco. They later divorced, and in 1993 he married Theresa Patricia Genest, by whom he had a daughter, Mathilda Melusine, and a son, Théodore Alexandre. In addition, he had two children by Debra Berger: Tao, and Bartolomeo, who were both legitimized.] (added 16 Jan 2005)

Juan Carlos del Prado y Ruspoli, Marques de Caicedo, died at Madrid on 25 January.
[He was born at Madrid in 1934, son of Mariano del Prado y O'Neill, Conde de Buelna, Marques de Acapulco, etc., and of his wife, née Maria de la Encarnacion Ruspoli y Caro (herself the daughter of Carlos Luis Ruspoli, Duque de Alcudia y de Sueca, and of his wife, née Maria del Carmen Caro y Caro). From 1960 to 1972 he was married to Hon. Camilla Jessel. He married secondly Teresa Muguiro y Pidal.] (added 18 Feb 2005)
 

RUTLAND

Professor Richard Alexander Fletcher died on 28 February.
[He was born on 28 March 1944. In 1976 he married Rachel Mary Agnes Toynbee (daughter of Lawrence Leif Toynbee and of his wife, née Jean Constance Asquith [herself the daughter of Hon. Arthur Melland Asquith (himself the son of Herbert Henry Asquith, Earl of Oxford and Asquith, Prime Minsiter of Great Britain) and of his wife, née Hon. Betty Constance Manners (of the Barons Manners and Dukes of Rutland)]). He is survived by her and their three children.] (added 3 Apr 2005)

Andrew Singleton and his wife, née Lady Amelia Paget (daughter of George Charles Henry Victor Paget, 7th Marquess of Anglesey [himself the son of Charles Henry Alexander Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey, and of his wife, née Lady Victoria Marjorie Harriet Manners (herself the daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland)], and of his wife, née Elizabeth Shirley Vaughan Morgan) had their third child, William Arthur, on 13 April. (added 19 Apr 2005)

James Felton Somers Hervey-Bathurst (son of Benjamin Alexander Frederick Hervey-Bathurst [himself the son of Sir Frederick Edward William Hervey-Bathurst, 5th Bt., and of his second wife, née Katharine Mary Delicia Dick-Cunyngham] and of his first wife, née Hon. Elizabeth Violet Virginia Somers Cocks [herself the daughter of Arthur Herbert Tennyson Cocks, 6th Lord Somers, and of his wife, née Finola Meeking]) and his partner, Lucy Rachel Manners (daughter of Lord John Manners [himself the son of John Henry Montagu Manners, 9th Duke of Rutland, and of his wife, née Kathleen Tennant] and of his wife, née Mary Diana Moore), are expecting their first child together. He has three children already from his marriage to Hon. Sarah Rachel Peake. Their engagement to be married was announced on 15 July. (updated 20 Jul 2005)

Lady Rose McLaren died on 1 November.
[She was born Lady Rose Mary Primrose Paget on 21 July 1919, daughter of Charles Henry Alexander Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey (himself the son of Lord Alexander Victor Paget [himself the son of Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey, and of his second wife, née Henrietta Maria Bagot] and of his wife, née Hon. Hester Alice Stapleton-Cotton [herself the daughter of Wellington Henry Stapleton-Cotton, 2nd Viscount Combermere, and of his wife, née Susan Alice Sitwell]), and of his wife, née Lady Victoria Marjorie Harriet Manners (daughter of Henry John Brinsley Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland [himself the son of John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland, and of his first wife, née Catherine Louise Georgina Marlay], and of his wife, née Marion Margaret Violet Lindsay [herself the daughter of Hon. Charles Hugh Lindsay an of his wife, née Emilia Anne Browne]). In 1940 she married Hon. John Francis McLaren (son of Henry Duncan McLaren, 2nd Lord Aberconway, and of his wife, née Christabel Mary Melville Macnaghten). He died in 1953. She is survived by their two daughters.] (added 6 Nov 2005)

James Felton Somers Hervey-Bathurst (son of Benjamin Alexander Frederick Hervey-Bathurst and of his first wife, née Hon. Elizabeth Somers Cocks) and his wife, née Lucy Rachel Manners (daughter of Lord John Manners [himself the son of John Henry Montagu Manners, 9th Duke of Rutland, and of his wife, née Kathleen Tennant] and his wife, née Mary Diana Moore), had their first child together, Stella Mary, on 2 November. (added 7 Nov 2005)

Lord Edward Manners (b.1965, son of Charles Manner, 10th Duke of Rutland, and of his second wife, née Frances Helen Sweeny) married Saskia Nixdorf (former wife of German computer heir Martin Nixdorf) in July. (added 24 Dec 2005)
 

SABRAN

Antoine Gautier-Sauvagnac and his wife, née Béatrix de Sabran-Pontevès (daughter of Jean de Sabran-Pontevès and of his wife, née Françoise Lafage), had their second child, Aliénor, at Paris on 19 January. (added 19 Feb 2005)

Gersende de Sabrna-Pontevès (daughter of Comte Elzéar de Sabran-Pontevès and of his wife, née Edith de Marmiesse de Lussan) married Vicomte Charles-Henri de la Grandière de Villez (son of Vicomte Jacques-Alban de la Grandière de Villez and of his wife, née Marie-Christine de Roffignac) at Grez-Neuville in a civil ceremony, followed by a religious ceremony at Préchac on 21 May. (updated 30 Jul 2005)

The engagement was announced between Ghislain de la Fournière (b.1979, son of Richard de la Fournière [himself the son of Guy de la Fournière and of his wife, née Jacqueline de Boysson] and of his wife, née Claire Viellard [herself the daughter of Pierre Viellard and of his wife, née Jacqueline de Rufz de Lavison]) and Diane de Sabran-Pontevès (daughter of Comte Jean-Henri de Sabran-Pontevès [himself the son of Comte Emmanuel de Sabran-Pontevès and of his wife, née Béatrix de Sambucy de Sorgue] and of his wife, née Françoise Lafage [herself the daughter of Pierre Lafage and of his wife, née Hélène Josse]). (added 30 May 2005)

Nicolas de Kermel (son of Bertrand de Kermel and of his wife, née Brigitte 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 de Sabran-Pontevès)]) and his wife, née Sophie-Marie Baudet, had their first child, Tristan, on 6 May. (added 5 Jun 2005)

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)]) married Agathe Tissandier (daughter of François Tissandier and of his wife, née Kathleen Déplante) on 2 July. (added 5 Dec 2005)

Baron Alban de Gay de Nexon (son of Ferréol, Baron de Gay de Nexon and of his second wife, née France de Marcillac) married 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) on 1 June. A religious ceremony followed at Juvigny-sur-Seulles on 27 August. (updated 9 Oct 2005)

Anne de Kermel (daughter of Vicomte Bertrand de Kermel and of his wife, née Brigitte 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 Yann Darondeau (son of Joël Darondeau and of his wife, née Christiane Leroy) at Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys on 20 August. (added 28 Aug 2005)

Comte Louis-Elzéar de Sabran-Pontevès (son of Comte Elzéar de Sabran-Pontevès and of his wife, née Edith de Marmiesse de Lussan) married Caroline Duffau (daughter of Patrick Duffau and of his wife, née Marie Denjean-Mousterry) on 18 August, followed by a religious wedding on 20 August. (updat 10 Mar 2006)

Vicomte Paul de Sinéty (son of Vicomte Serge de Sinéty and of his wife, née Odile Schaepelynck) and his wife, née Isabelle Marie Gersende de Sabran-Pontevès (daughter of Comte Jean-Henri de Sabran-Pontevès [himself the son of Marie Joseph Elzéar Gustave Jean Foulques de Sabran-Pontevès, Duc de Sabran, and of his wife, née Roselyne Manca-Amat de Vallambrosa] and of his wife, née Marie Isabelle Decazes de Glücksbierg [herself the daughter of Elie, Duc de Decazes et Glücksbierg, and of his wife, née Solange du Temple de Rougemont]), had their second child, Marguerite, on 5 August. (added 12 Nov 2005)
 

ST. ALBANS

Daphne Diana de Vere Chauvin de Précourt, née Beauclerk, died on 15 April.
[She was born at Peshawar on 26 December 1911, daughter of Aubrey Nelthorpe Beauclerk (1879-1916), of the Dukes of St.Albans, and of his wife, née Vera Eileen Mary Francis. In 1933 she married Claude Chauvin de Précourt, who died in 1971. She is survived by their three sons and a daughter.] (added 22 Apr 2005)

Lord Peter Beauclerk (son of Charles Frederick Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, 13th Duke of St.Albans, and of his second wife, née Suzanne Marie Adèle Fesq) and his wife, Tsering, had their first child together, Tenzin, late in 2005. (added 15 Jan 2006)
 

SALVIATI BORGHESE

The marriage was announced, apparently occurring in late May or early June, between Arthur Antoine Pierre Moreno, of Estoril, Portugal, and Amélie Ghislaine Agnès Marie Lepic (daughter of Comte Roland Lepic and of his former wife, née Stéphanie de Tulle de Villefranche [herself the daughter of Comte Guy de Tulle de Villefranche (himself the son of Henri Antoine Jean de Tulle Marquis de Villefranche and of his wife, née Princess Thérèse de Merode) and of his wife, née Donna Agnese dei Duchi Salviati-Borghese (herself the daughter of Duca Don Giacomo Salviati-Borghese and of his wife, née Maria Immacolata dei Conti Capece-Galeota)]). (added 5 Jun 2005)
 

SANTONA

Elena Mitjans, née Verea y Corcuera, died at Madrid on 2 September.
[She was born in 1906, and was married to Carlos Alfonso Mitjans y Fitzjames-Stuart, Conde de Teba y Baños, Marques de Ardales (1907-1997), son of Juan Manuel Mitjans y Mancanedo, Duque de Santona, and of his wife, née Eugenia Sol Maria del Pilar Fitzjames-Stuart y Falcó, Condessa de Tera (of the Duques de Alba de Tormes and Berwick). She is survived by her three daughters.] (added 12 Sep 2005)
 

SESSA

The engagement was announced between Alvaro Francisco Lopez de Solé y de Casanova, Visconde de Iznajar (son of Francisco Lopez de Solé y Martin de Vargas and of his wife, née Maria del Pilar de Casanova-Cardenas, Duquesa de Baños [herself the daughter of Balthasar de Casanova-Cardenas y de Ferrer and of his wife, née Maria de los Dolores Baron y Osorio de Moscoso, Duquesa de Maqueda (herself the daughter of Leopoldo Baron y Torres and of his wife, née Maria del Perpetuo Osorio de Moscoso, Duquesa de Sessa)]), and Ana Pancorbo de Rato (daughter of José Luis Pancorbo Álvarez and of his wife, née Irene de Rato Rodríguez de Moldes [herself the daughter of the Conde de Duquesne). (added 16 Jul 2005)
 

SEVILLA

Don Alfonso de Borbón y Medina died after an auto accident near Madrid on 20 January.
[He was born at Seville on 27 April 1963, son of Alfonso de Borbón (of the family of the Duques de Sevilla) and of his wife, née Ines Medina y Atienza. In 1999 he married Amelia Pérez Menzel. They had one son, Alfonso, b.1999.] (added 23 Jan 2005)

Doña Maria Teresa Gonzalez-Conde y de Borbón (b.Madrid 14 October 1919, daughter of Diego Gonzalez-Conde y Garcia de la Cuesta, Marques de Villamantilla de Perales, and of his wife, née Maria Luisa de Borbón y de la Torre [herself the daughter of Francisco de Borbón y Castellvi and of his wife, née Maria Luisa de la Torre, and sister of Francisco, Duque de Sevilla]) died at Madrid on 21 January. (added 18 Feb 2005)
 

SOMERSET

Jane, Duchess of Somerset, died on 18 February, aged 91.
[She was born Gwendoline Collette Jane Thomas, daughter of Major John Cyril Collette Thomas. She married in 1951 Percy Hamilton Seymour, Lord Seymour, who in 1954 succeeded his father as 18th Duke of Somerset. He died in 1984. She is survived by their two sons and a daughter.] (added 25 Feb 2005)

Edward Jonathan Lawrence Pumphrey and his wife, née Melinda Nell Seymour (daughter of Archibald John Seymour [of the Marquesses of Hertford and Dukes of Somerset] and of his wife, née Lavinia York) had their second child, a daughter, on 16 March. (added 26 Mar 2005)

The engagement was announced between Sebastian Edward Seymour, Lord Seymour (elder son of John Michael Edward Seymour, 19th Duke of Somerset, and of his wife, née Judith-Rose Hull), and Arlette M. L. T. Lafayeedney (daughter of Daniel and Regine Lafayeedney). (added 25 May 2005)

Damian K.T.E. West (son of the late George West and of his wife, Moya) and his wife, née Harriet Gosling (daughter of Henry Miles Gosling [himself the son of George Edward Gosling and of his wife, née Helen Violet St.Maur (herself the daughter of Lord Percy St.Maur, of the Dukes of Somerset)]) had a daughter, Phoebe Gloria, on 29 September. (added 10 Oct 2005)

Elizabeth Anne Seymour, née Herbert, died on 9 November.
[She was born the daughter of Sir Edwin Otway Herbert, and in 1853 married Adrian John Conway Seymour (of the Marquesses of Hertford and Dukes of Somerset.] (added 17 Nov 2005)

Acky M. Meynell (son of Hugo Meynell and of his wife, née Sarah Virginia McCreery [herself the daughter of Sir Richard Loudon McCreery and of his wife, née Lettice St.Maur (herself the daughter of Lord Percy St.Maur, of the Dukes of Somerset, and of his wife, née Hon. Violet White)]) and his wife, née Alice Balfour, had their fourth child, Arthur, at Warwick on 10 November. (added 20 Dec 2005)
 

SOTOMAYOR

Jaime Martinez de Irujo y Figueroa (son of Jaime Martinez de Irujo y Artazcoz [himself the son of Pedro Martinez de Irujo y Caro, Duque de Sotomayor, and of his wife, née Ana-Maria de Artazcoz y Labayen] and of his wife, née Blanca Figueroa y de Borbón [herself the daughter of Luis de Figueroa y Alonso-Martinez, Conde de Romanones, and of his wife, née Maria Blanca de Borbón]) and his wife, née Rocio de la Fuente y Ybáñez, had their third child, Jaime, apparently in late summer. (added 21 Sep 2005)

The Duquesa de Sotomayor, née Antonia Crespo y Raybaud, died at Madrid on 30 October.
[She was born on 24 January 1922, and in 1947 married Ignacio Martinez de Irujo y Artacoz, Duque de Sotomayor.] (added 12 Nov 2005)
 
 

SOULT de DALMATIE

Isabelle Reille died at Paris on 21 May.
[She was born the daughter of Baron Victor Reille (son of Baron Amédée Reille [himself the son of Baron René Reille (himself the son of Comte Honoré Reille and of his wife, née Victoire Thecla Masséna d'Essling et de Rivoli) and of his wife, née Geneviève Soult de Dalmatie (herself the daughter of Napoléon Hector Soult, Duc de Damlatie, and of his wife, née Marie Desprez)] and of his wife, née Madeleine Law de Lauriston) and of his wife, née Geneviève de Candolle (herself the daughter of Joseph Marie Pierre de Candolle and of his wife, née Germaine Le Loup de Sancy de Rolland). She was unmarried] (added 30 May 2005)

Baronne André Reille, néde Nervo, died on 30 May.
[She was born at Andilly on 2 June 1904, daughter of Léon de Nervo and of his wife, née Germaine Davillier. In 1927 she married Baron André Reille (1900-1984), son of Baron Xavier Reille (himself the son of Baron René Reille [himself the son of Comte Honoré Reille and of his wife, née Victoire Thecla Masséna d'Essling et de Rivoli] and of his wife, née Geneviève Soult de Dalmatie [herself the daughter of Napoléon Hector Soult, Duc de Damlatie, and of his wife, née Marie Desprez]) and of his wife, née Clotilde de Cholet. She is survived by their seven children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.] (added 4 Jun 2005)
 

SOUTZO

Princess Georgette Rodolphe Soutzo died at Boulogne on 24 April, aged 90. She is survived by a a son, Alexandre Negresco-Soutzo. (added 3 May 2005)
 

STCHERBATOV

Princess Xenia Alexandrovna Stcherbatov died at Paris on 25 February.
[She was born at St.Petersburg on 12 October 1912, daughter of Prince Alexander Alexandrovich Stcherbatov and of his wife, née Princess Sophia Sergeievna Wassiltchikov (whose grandfather, Nikolai Isakov, was an illegitimate son of Emperor Alexander I). She was twice married: first, in 1939, to Andreas Freiherr von Lüdinghausen-Wolff; and, second, to Eric Maedel. She is survived by her daughter, Hélène, from the first marriage.] (added 5 Mar 2005)
 

SUTHERLAND

The engagement was announced 31 March, 2005 between Christopher Richard Fremantle (b.1978, younger son of
Thomas David Fremantle, of East Markham, Nottinghamshire, and of his wife, the Lady Alice Marian Fremantle [née Egerton, sister Francis Ronald Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland]) and Claire L.S. Booth (only daughter of
Mr and Mrs Rodger Booth, of Lund, East Riding of Yorkshire). (added 3 Apr 2005)

Lord Henry Egerton (second son of Francis Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland, and of his wife, née Victoria Mary Williams) and his wife, née Harriet Carter, had their first child, Beatrice Georgina, on 7 June. (added 18 Jun 2005)

Alexander George Colville died in the Unites States on 24 June.
[He was born on 21 May 1955, son of Sir John Rupert Colville ((1915-1987), himself the son of Hon. George Charles Colville and of his wife, née Lady Cynthia Crewe-Milnes) and of his wife, née Lady Margaret Egerton ((1918-2004), herself the daughter of John Francis Granville Scrope Egerton, 4th Earl of Ellesmere [of the Dukes of Sutherland], and of his wife, née Lady Violet Lambton). He was unmarried.] (added 27 Jun 2005)

Charles Scrope Edward Yorke (son of David John Yorke and of his wife, née Susan Alexandra Egerton [herself the daughter of Scrope Arthur Francis Sutherland Egerton, of the Dukes of Sutherland, and of his wife, née Marjorie Morrison]) and his wife, née Katie Pertwee, had their second child, Mary Alice Rosa, on 15 September. (added 24 Sep 2005)

The engagement was announced 6 December, 2005, between Roger Hand (son of Mrs Anthony Hand and the late Mr Anthony Hand) and Georgina Alice Bowes-Lyon (b.1977, daughter of David James Bowes-Lyon [himself the son of Sir Francis James Cecil Bowes-Lyon (himself the son of Geoffrey Francis Bowes-Lyon and of his wife, née Edith Katherine Selby-Bigge) and of his wife, née Mary de Trafford (herself the daughter of Sir Humphrey Edmund de Trafford, 4th Bt., and of his wife, née Hon. Cynthia Hilda Cadogan)] and of his wife, née Elizabeth Harriet Colville [herself the daughter of Sir John Rupert [Jock] Colville (himself the son of Hon. George Charles Colville and of his wife, née Lady Helen Cynthia Crewe-Milnes) and of his wife, née Lady Margaret Egerton (herself the daughter of John Francis Granville Scrope Egerton, 4th Earl of Ellesmere, and of his wife, née Lady Violet Lambton, and sister of John Sutherland Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland)]). (added 10 Dec 2005)
 

TOMACELLI FILOMARINO

Eduardo Tomacelli Filomarino (son of Riccardo Tomacelli Filomarino, Duca di Monasterace) and his wife, née Sophie Butler-Adams, had a daughter, Marina Rose, on 6 November, a sister for Livia and Alice. (added 22 Nov 2005)
 

TORLONIA

Don Giovanni  Torlonia dei principi di Civitella Cesi (b. 1962, son of  Don Marco Alfonso Torlonia, Principe di Civitella Cesi  and of the late Donna  Orsetta Caracciolo dei principi di Castagneto) and his wife, Carla De Stefanis  had their first child, a son, Stanislao, in January. (added 4 Feb 2005)
 

TOSTI

Conte Don Gabrio Tosti dei duchi di Valminuta (son of Count Don Fulco Tosti dei duchi di Valminuta (1874-1939) and of Anna Maria dei marchesi Marsigli (1875-1945)) died in Rome on 16 February. He was born in 1908 and was unmarried. (added 23 Mar 2005)
 

TRIVULZIO

Donna Angelena Brivio Sforza dei marchesi di Santa Maria in Prato died in Milan on 15 July.
[She was born in 1919, daughter of Don Annibale Brivio Sforza,Marchese di Santa Maria in Prato (1892-1988) and of Donna Marianna Trivulzio dei principi di Musocco (1895-1980). She married in 1938 Stefano Jacini, Conte di San
Gervasio (1910-....). She is survived by an only son,Count Stefano Jacini (b.1939), married to Donna Alberta Imperiali dei
principi di Francavilla.] (added 5 Sep 2005)
 

URACH

Gabriele, Duchess von Urach, née Gräfin von Waldburg zu Zeil u.Trauchburg, died on 6 April.
[She was born at Zeil on 26 April 1910, daughter of Georg Graf von Waldburg zu Zeil u.Trauchburg and of his wife, née Marie Therese Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Raitz. In 1940 she married Duke Karl Gero von Urach (1899-1981). They had no children.] (added 22 Aug 2005)

Gawaine O'Daire Rainey and his fiancée, Jasmine L.F.F. Guinness, have had their second son together, named Otis, born apparently in early September. The couple plan to marry in the New Year 2006 at Jasmine's grandfather's castle at Leixlip, Co Kildare.
[From Michael Rhodes's post on a.t.r.: "Gawain O'Dare Rainey (b. 1971), is the second son of Michael Sean O'Dare Rainey, of Granada, Spain, by his former wife the Hon. Jane Teresa Denyse Ormsby-Gore (b. 1942), of Llansilin, Powys, scion of the Barons Harlech & Jasmine L.F.F. Guinness (b. 1976), daughter of Patrick Desmond Karl Alexander Guinness (b. 1956), of County Kildare, Ireland, scion of the Barons Moyne, by Ms Elizabeth (Liz) Casey, of Nerja, Spain. Jasmine's paternal grandfather, the Hon Desmond Walter Guinness (b.1931) married (1) 1954 (div 1981) HSH Princess Marie-Gabrielle (Mariga) Sophie Joti Elizabeth Albertine Almeria (1932-99), daughter of HSH Prince Albrecht Eberhard Karl Gero-Maria von Urach, Count of Wurttemberg (1903-69), by his wife, the former Rosemary Blackadder (b.1901). Jasmine's great-great-grandfather, Duke Wilhlem von Urach (1864-1928), was son of Princess Florentine of Monaco (1833-97). The bride-to-be and Mr Rainey have a son, Arthur Elwood Patrick O'Daire Rainey, b. 2001."] (added 2 Nov 2005)
 

URSEL

Comte Tanguy 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 his wife, née Sabine Coppieters 't Wallant, had their second child, Sébastien, on 4 February. (added 11 Feb 2005)

Comtesse René de La Tour du Pin Chambly de La Charce, née Claude Dadvisard, died on 5 February, aged 97.
[She was born at Paris on 19 May 1907, daughter of Louis, Marquis Dadvisard de Talairan (himself the son of Amable, Marquis Dadvisard de Talairan, and of his wife, née Countess Gabrielle d'Ursel), and of his wife, née Geneviève Haincque de Saint-Senoch. In 1934 she married Comte René de La Tour du Pin Chambly de La Charce (1896-1948). They had two children. Their son, Humbert, Marquis Dadvisard de Talairan, was killed in a train wreck at Vierzy in 1972, leaving three children. Their daughter, Sybil, is married to Robert du Bos.] (added 19 Feb 2005)

The engagement was announced between Comtesse Viviane d'Oultremont (daughter of Comte Léopold d'Oultremont [himself the son of Comte Hervé d'Oultremont and of his wife, née Countess Charlotte d'Ursel] and of his wife, née Béatrice de Hemptinne) and Arnould Roberti (son of M.and Mme. Pierre Roberti). (added 9 Apr 2005)

Brice Franck Maxime Bonnassies married Clémentine de Forton (daughter of Comte 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 Comtesse Françoise d'Ursel)] and of his wife, née Ariane de Segogne) at Briis-sous-Forges on 4 June. (updated 13 Dec 2005)

Count Wolfgang van Limburg Stirum (son of Count Emmanuel van Limburg Stirum and of his wife, née Countess Nadine d'Ursel) and his wife, née Martine Eykerman, had their second child, Jade Marie, at Brussels on 14 February. (added 10 May 2005)

Madame Georges Nève de Mévergnies, née Comtesse Noëlle d’Ursel (daughter of Comte Georges d’Ursel and of his second wife, née Comtesse Elisabeth de Bousies), died in Anderlecht (Brussels) on 11 May.
[She was born on 4 October 1927, and had married in 1956 Georges Nève de Mévergnies (1927-1996).] (added 14 May 2005)

Comtesse Ferdinand d'Oultremont, née Comtesse Olga Jeanne Marie Madeleine Josephine de Liedekerke de Pailhe, died at Etterbeek on 13 May.
[She was born at Pessoux on 29 April 1936, daughter of Comte Emmanuel de Liedekerke de Pailhe (1898-1963) and of his wife, née Monique Lunden (1903-1942). Since 1961 she had been married to Comte Ferdinand d'Oultremont (b.1930, son of Comte Hervé d'Oultremont and of his wife, née Comtesse Charlotte d'Ursel. They had no children.] (added 20 May 2005)

The engagement was announced between Paul Debat (son of Mme Philippe Debat) and Valériane de Thomaz de Bossièrre (daughter of Alain de Thomaz de Bossièrre and of his wife, née Comtesse Yolande de Briey [herself the daughter of Comte Aimery de Briey (himself the son of Comte Renaud de Briey and of his wife, née Comtesse Anne d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Marie-Antoinette de Dieudonné de Corbeek over Loo]). (added 20 May 2005)

Olivier Christyn, Comte de Ribaucourt, (son of Benoit Christyn, Comte de Ribaucourt, and of his wife, née Axelle de Brouchoven de Bergeÿck [herself the daughter of Comte Michel de Brouchoven de Bergeÿck (himself the son of Comte Philippe de Brouchoven de Bergeÿck (1877-1929) and of his wife, née Comtesse Marie-Thérèse d'Ursel (1885-1975)) and of his wife, née Comtesse Gaëtane d'Oultremont]) and his wife, née Astrid Thorsèn, had their second child, Mathias, on 3 May. (added 30 May 2005)

Comte Aymard d'Ursel died at Tournai on 25 June.
[He was born at Brussels on 25 April 1923, son of Comte Conrard d'Ursel and of his wife, née Baronne Yvonne Snoy. Since 1949 he had been married to Vicomtesse Nadine de Spoelberch. He is survived by her, and by their two sons and five daughters.] (added 27 Jun 2005)

Count Arnaud de Limburg-Stirum (son of Count Emmanuel de Limburg-Stirum and of his wife, née Countess Nadine d'Ursel) and his wife, née Sophie van den Hecke de Lembeke, had their second child, Constance, at Dubai, UAR, on 19 July. (added 30 Jul 2005)

The engagement was announced between Comte Ludovic de Galzain (son of Comte Olivier de Galzain [himself the son of Comte Xavier de Galzain and of his wife, née Nicole du Pré de Saint-Maur (herself the daughter of Richard du Pré de Saint-Maur and of his wife, née Comtesse Elisabeth d'Ursel)] and of his wife, née Isabelle Laboria [herself the daugter of Jean-Claude Laboria and of his wife, née Ghislaine Escudié de Vaillac]) and Adeline Nègre. (added 23 Aug 2005)

Comte Alexis de Kergorlay (son of Comte Louis de Kergorlay [himself the son of Comte Aymar de Kergorlay (himself the son of Comte Paul de Kergorlay and of his wife, née Simone de Liedekerke Beaufort) and of his wife, née Louise de Lambilly (herself the daughter of Louis de Lambilly and of his wife, née Marie du Hamel de Breuil)] and of his wife, née Béatrice de Montalembert [herself the daughter of Edouard de Montalembert (himself the son of Comte Charles de Montalembert and of his wife, née Countess Emilie d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Geneviève de Vasselot de Régné (herself the daughter of Gaston de Vasselot de Régné and of his wife, née Chantal de Cugnac)]) married Adélaïde de Maistre (daughter of Baron Xavier de Maistre [himself the son of Baron Yves de Maistre (himself the son of Baron Armand de Maistre and of his wife, née Marguerite Henri Billard de Saint-Laumer) and of his wife, née Ghislaine d'Auzay (herself the daughter of Gustave d'Auzay and of his wife, née Marguerite-Marie de Saint-Martin)] and of his wife, née Véronique de Brach [herself the daughter of Comte Arnaud de Brach (himself the son of Comte Guy de Brach and of his wife, née Jeanne de Moulinet d'Hardemare) and of his wife, née Chantal de Crespin de Billy (herself the daughter of Henry Crespin de Billy and of his wife, née Germaine de Provenchères)]) at Paris in July. (added 28 Aug 2005)

Baron Armand de Milleville and his wife, née Cordelia de Frotté (daughter of Edouard, Marquis de Frotté [himself the son of Robert, Marquis de Frotté, and of his wife, née Comtesse Juliette d'Ursel], and of his wife, née Nadège de Laugier-Villars), had their third child, Victoire, on 27 May. (added 12 Sep 2005)

François Hoffait and his wife, née Comtesse Valérie de Briey (daughter of Comte Renaud de Briey [himself the son of Comte Arnould de Briey (himself the son of Comte Renaud de Briey ad of his wife, née Comtesse Anne d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Marie-Louise van Zeeland] and of his wife, née Béatrice de Locht) had their third child, Clara, on 1 August. Their first two children are named Alica and Charline. (added 18 Sep 2005)

The engagement was announced between Comte Bertrand-Hubert Le Boucher d'Hérouville (son of Comte Emmanuel Le Boucher d'Hérouville [himself the son of Comte Hubert Le Boucher d'Hérouville (himself the son of Comte Xavier Le Boucher d'Hérouville and of his wife, née Thérèse Juglar) and of his wife, née Gilberte Madamet] and of his wife, née Yolande de Sartiges [herself the daughter of Comte Eugène de Sartiges (himself the son of Comte Bertrand de Sartiges and of his wife, née Comtesse Françoise d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Reine Merlin d'Estreux de Beaugrenier (herself the daughter of Hubert Merlin d'Estreux de Beaugrenier and of his wife, née Yvonne de Souza-Braga)]) and Ségolène Gouze de Saint-Martin (daughter of Hugues Gouze de Saint-Martin and of his wife, née Marie-Thérèse Mouton). (added 9 Oct 2005)

Mme Philippe Boyer de Bouillane, née Jacqueline du Pré de Saint-Maur, died on 21 October.
[She was born on 1 October 1920, daughter of Richard du Pré de Saint-Maur and of his wife, née Comtesse Elisabeth d'Ursel. In 1947 she married Philippe Boyer de Bouillane. She is survived by him and by their four children and thirteen gandchildren.] (added 24 Oct 2005)

Comte Raphaël d'Ursel (son of Comte Evrard d'Ursel and of his wife, née Comtesse Caroline de Liedekerke de Pailhe Merillon) and his wife, née Laetitia van Wijck, had their first child, Juliette, on 11 October. (added 28 Oct 2005)

The engagement was announced between Comte Aymeric du Pouget de Nadaillac (son of Comte Sigismond du Pouget de Nadaillac [himself the son of Comte Albert du Pouget de Nadaillac and of his wife, née Comtesse Simone d'Ursel] and of his wife, née Guillemette Estaniol) and Clara Béraud-Sudreau (daughter of Hubert Béraud-Sudreau and of his wife, née Stéphanie Robine). (added 1 Nov 2005)

Fréderic de Montpellier d'Annevoie (son of Claude de Montpellier d'Annevoie [himself the son of Gérard de Montpellier d'Annevoie and of his wife, née Comtesse Jacqueline Hennequin de Villermont (herself the daughter of Comte Charles Hennequin de Villermont and of his wife, née Comtesse Marthe d'Ursel de Rouillé)] and of his wife, née Nancy Roberti de Winghe), and his wife, née Bérénice Gillès de Pelichy (daughter of Didier Gillès de Pélichy and of his wife, née Noëla de Biolley), had their second child, Guillaume, on 26 October. (added 5 Nov 2005)

Comte Eugène d'Oultremont died at Presles on 9 November.
[He was born at Brussels on 30 April 1922, son of Comte Jacques d'Oultremont (1879-1946) and of his wife, née Comtesse Gabrielle d'Ursel (1888-1978). Since 1949 he had been married to Comtesse Madeleine de Liedekerke de Pailhe, who survives him along with their four children.] (added 13 Nov 2005)

Michel Nolet de Brauwere van Steeland and his wife, née Countess Ségolène d'Ursel (daughter of Comte Eric Henri Marie Gislain d'Ursel and of his wife, née Béatrice Mortens d'Oosterwyck de Jacquier de Rosée) had their third child, Noémie, on 16 October. (added 19 Nov 2005)

Alain du Pré de Saint-Maur (b.16 October 1928, son of Richard du Pré de Saint-Maur and of his wife, née Comtesse Elisabeth d'Ursel) died at Saulières on 24 November. He was unmarried. (added 27 Nov 2005)

Baron Jean Mosneron Dupin died on 30 November.
[He was born at Nantes on 1 September 1924, son of Baron Alfred Mosneron Dupin and of his wife, née Simone Linyer. In 1951 he married Comtesse Claude d'Oultremont (daughter of Comte Jacques d'Oultremont and of his wife, née Comtesse Gabrielle d'Ursel). He is survived by her and by their children.] (added 3 Dec 2005)

Comtesse Charles de Pechpeyrou-Comminges de Guitaut, née Girolmini, died on 12 December.
[She was born in 1910. In 1936 she married Comte Charles de Pechpeyrou-Comminges de Guitaut (son of Comte Henri de Pechpeyrou-Comminges de Guitaut and of his wife, née Comtesse Eléonore d'Ursel). He died in 1986.She is survived by their two children.] (added 15 Dec 2005)
 

VILLAHERMOSA

Isabel Azlor de Aragon y Guillamas, Marquesa de Narros, died on 13 January.
[She was born at Madrid on 9 April 1919, daughter of José Azlor de Aragon y Hurtado de Zaldivar, Duque de Villahermosa y Luna, and of his wife, née Isabel Guillamas y Caro, Marquesa de San Felices.] (added 29 Jan 2005)
 

VISTA ALEGRE

Lluis Sans announced on Royauté the death of Basilia (Basi), Duquesa de Vista Alegre, at Madrid on 30 September.
[She had been born Basilia Martin Berrocal Heredero at Caballar on 11 May 1936, and in 1965 married Miguel Fernando Sanchez de Toca y Catala, Duque de Vista Alegre. She is survived by him and by their son and three grandchildren.] (added 9 Oct 2005)
 

WEIKERSHEIM

Hugo Gabriel McEwen (son of Alexander Dundas McEwen [himself the son of Sir John Helias Finnie McEwen, Bt., and of his wife, née Bridget Mary Lindley] and of his wife, née Princess Cecilia von Weikersheim [herself the daughter of Franz Fürst von Weikersheim and of his wife, née Princess Irma zu Windisch-Grätz]) and his wife, née Monica Blom, had their second child, Hector, at Stockholm on 19 June. Their first child is named Emma. (added 16 Aug 2005)

WELLINGTON

Lord (James) Christopher Douglas Wellesley (b.1964, youngest son of the 8th Duke of Wellington, KG, LVO, OBE, MC, and the Duchess of Wellington) married Emma Nethercott, a French teacher at the school attended by Lord Christopher's daughter in Ayrshire shortly before 26 July. The couple is reportedly expecting a child.
[As of early 2005, Lord Christopher was still married to his wife of 10 years, the former Laura E. Wedge. Lord Christopher's first marriage 31 March, 1994, was to Laura, former wife of Barry Cox, the co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe, and the only daughter of Terence E. Wedge. Lady Christopher Wellesley is currently dating the Hollywood actor Bruce Payne, who starred with Wesley Snipes in "Passenger 57".] (updated 10 Aug 2005)

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]) married 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.]) at St.James Church, Barbados, on 4 June. (updated 11 Jun 2005)

John Hussey Hamilton Vivian, 4th Lord Swansea, died at at St George's Nursing Home, Westminster, on 24 June.
[He was born on 1 January 1925, son of Odo Richard Vivian, 3rd Lord Swansea (himself the son of Henry Hussey Vivian, Lord Swansea [himself the son of John Henry Vivian and of his wife, née Sarah Jones], and of his third wife, née Averil Beaumont [herself the daughter of Richard Beaumont and of his wife, née Hon. Susan Hussey Bosvile-Macdonald]), whom he succeeded in 1934, and of his wife, née Hon. Winifred Hamilton (herself the daughter of Ion Trant Hamilton, Lord Holmpatrick [himself the son of James Hans Hamilton and of his wife, née Caroline Trant], and of his wife, née Lady Victoria Alexandrina Wellesley [herself the daughter of Lord Charles Wellesley (son of the 1st Duke of Wellington) and of his wife, née Augusta Sophia Anna Pierrepont]). From 1956 to 1973 he was married to Miriam Antoinette Caccia-Birch; since 1982 he had been married to Mrs Lucy Temple Richards, née Gough (a granddaughter of the 12th Lord Kinnaird). He is survived by one son, who succeeds him, and two daughters.] (added 28 Jun 2005)

Hon. Orlando Montagu (son of John Edward Hollister Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich, and of his wife, née Caroline Hayman) and his wife, née 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]) had their first child, Walter Frederick, on 3 December. (added 10 Dec 2005)
 

WESTMINSTER

Anthony Nils Christian Ashley-Cooper, 11th Earl of Shaftesbury, died in New York on 15 May.
[He was born on 24 June 1977, elder son of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl of Shaftesbury (himself the 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)] and of his second wife, née Françoise Soulier), for whose death see Royal News 2004, and of his second wife, Mrs Christina Casella, née Montan. He succeeded his father as 11th Earl on the latter's murder in November, 2004. He is now succeeded as 12th Earl by his brother, Nicholas Edmund Anthony Ashley-Cooper.] (added 20 May 2005)

Lady Sibell Rowley died on 31 October.
[She was born on 10 October 1907, daughter of William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp (himself the son of Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp [himself the son of Henry Beauchamp Lygon, 4th Earl Beauchamp, and of his wife, née Lady Susan Caroline Eliot], and of his first wife, née Lady Mary Catherine Stanhope [herself the daughter of Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, and of his wife, née Emily Harriet Kerrison]), and of his wife, née Lady Lettice Grosvenor (herself the daughter of Victor Alexander Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor [himself the son of Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, and of his wife, née Lady Constance Gertrude Leveson-Gower (of the Dukes of Sutherland)], and of his wife, née Lady Sibell Mary Lumley [herself the daughter of Richard George Lumley, 9th Earl of Scarbrough, and of his wife, née Frederica Mary Adeliza Drummond]). In 1939 she married Michael Richard Bernard Rowley (d.1952), son of George Richard Francis Rowley (himself the son of George Fydell Rowley and of his wife, née Alice Nina Corbett) and of his first wife, née Violet Mary Nelson (later married to the 2d Duke of Westminster, and herself the daughter of Sir William Nelson, Bt., and of his wife, née Margaret Hope).] (added 5 Nov 2005)

Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, died on 11 November.
[He was born on 25 April 1939, son of Thomas William Arnold Anson, Viscount Anson (himself the son of Thomas Edward Anson, 4th Earl of Lichfield, and of his first wife, née Evelyn Maud Keppel, and of his first wife, née Anne Ferelith Bowes-Lyon (herself later the wife of Prince George of Denmark, and the daughter of Hon. John Herbert-Bowes-Lyon and of his wife, née Hon. Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis). From 1975 to 1986 he was married to Lady Leonora Grosvenor (daughter of Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, and of his wife, née Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton). He is survived by their three children; the son, Thomas William Robert Hugh, succeeds as 6th Earl.] (added 12 Nov 2005)
 

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Philipp de Garnerin de la Thuille, Graf von Montgelas (son of Tassilo Graf von Montgelas [himself the son of Ludwig Graf von Montgelas and of his wife, née Princess Emmerentiana von Hanau] and of his wife, née Princess Sophie von Wrede [herself the daughter of Carl Fürst von Wrede and of his wife, née Sophie Gräfin Schaffgotsch gt Semperfrei von und zu Kynast und Greiffenstein]) married Clementine Freiin von Ketteler (daughter of Franz Anton Freiherr von Ketteler and of his first wife, née Sophie Freiin Heeremann von Zuydtwyck) in a religious ceremony at Geseke-Störmede on 18 June. They had been married in a civil ceremony at Munich on 30 March 2004. (added 3 Jul 2005)