Royal News of 2006, Section III
 

Last updated on 10 June 2007
 

 

ABERCORN

David Hugh Smith (son of Sir Andrew Hugh Smith and of his wife, née Venetia Flower [herself the daughter of Peter Hugh Flower (himself the son of Hugh Duncombe Flower and of his wife, née Ida Hamilton [of the Dukes of Abercorn]) and of his wife, née Lydia Josephine Huth]) and his wife, née Maresa-Clare Moloney, had their third child, Percy Andrew Peter, on 12 October. Their first two children are named Teddy and Jemima. (added 22 Oct 2006)

 

ABRANTES

Mme Guy Bès de Berc, née Marguerite Le Ray d’Abrantès, died on 18 May.

[She was born on 16 November 1909, daughter of Alfred Le Ray, Marquis d’Abrantès (himself the son of Maurice Le Ray, Duc d’Abrantès, and of his wife, née Jeanne Joséphine Marguerite Junot d’Abrantès) and of his wife, née Hélène de Langsdorff (herself the daughter of Baron Bertrand de Langsdorff and of his wife, née Alice d’Harcourt). In 1932 she married Guy Bès de Berc (b.1903, son of Jean Bès de Berc and of his wife, née Germaine Claude-Lafontaine. He died in 1983. She is survived by three children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two of her sons predeceased her.] (added 20 May 2006)

 

ALBUFÈRA

Comte Alexandre de Chavagnac (son of Comte Jacques de Chavagnac [himself the son of Edouard, Marquis de Chavagnac [himself the son of Henri, Marquis de Chavagnac, and of his wife, née Henriette Pourroy de L’Aubérivière], and of his wife, née Hélène du Plessis d’Argentré (herself the daughter of Gérard, Marquis du Plessis d’Argentré, and of his wife, née Geneviève de Montesson)] and of his wife, née Véronique de Crouy-Chanel [herself the daughter of Etienne de Crouy-Chanel (himself the son of Henri de Crouy-Chanel and of his wife, née Anne d’Ussel) and of his wife, née Jacqueline Vallette Viallard (herself the daughter of Pierre Vallette Viallard and of his wife, née Bonnes)]) and his wife, née Pauline Suchet d’Albufèra (daughter of Emmanuel Suchet, Marquis d’Albufèra [himself the son of Napoléon Suchet, Duc d’Albufèra (himself the son of Louis Joseph Suchet, Duc d’Albufèra, and of his wife, née Anna Masséna d’Essling et de Rivoli, Princesse d’Essling), and of his wife, née Claude de Ladoucette (herself the daughter of Robert Charles Joseph, Baron de Ladoucette, and of his wife, née Alix de Grammont)], and of his wife, née Elisabeth de Fontanges [herself the daughter of Hugues, Baron de Fontanges (himself the son of Baron Jean de Fontanges and of his wife, née de Rostang), and of his wife, née Monique de Bellomayre (herself the daughter of Jean de Bellomayre and of his wife, née Elisabeth Guyard)]), had their second child, Joséphine, at Paris on 22 February. (added 21 May 2006)

Napoléon Suchet, Duc d’Albufèra, died at Montgobert on 2 August.

[He was born at Vernon on 5 December 1912, son of Louis, Duc d’Albufèra, and of his wife, née Anna Vittoria Massena d’Essling de Rivoli. Since 1943 he had been married to Claude de Ladoucette (daughter of Baron Robert Charles Joseph de Ladoucette and of his wife, née Alix de Grammont). He is survived by her and by two of their children. Their first son, Emmanuel, succeeds as seventh Duc.] (added 9 Aug 2006)

Simone, Duchesse d’Albufèra, died at Neuilly-sur-Seine on 1 December.

[She was born at Paris on 31 March 1912, daughter of François de Chevigné and of his wife, née Gisèle Collas. In 1931 she married Louis Suchet, Duc d’Albufèra (1905-1995), son of Louis Joseph Suchet, Duc d’Albufèra, and of his wife, née Anna Vittoria Massena d’Essling de Rivoli. She is survived by their six daughters and numerous grandchildren.] (added 5 Dec 2006)

 

ALDOBRANDINI

Countess André Plater-Zyberk, née Maria Alexandra Gräfin Esterházy von Galántha, died at Uccle on 9 November.

[She was born at Sopronhorpacs on 6 June 1926, daughter of Mária János Baptist László Péter József Ferenc Graf Esterházy von Galántha (himself the son of Mária Sándor Miklós Gabriel Graf Esterházy von Galántha and of his wife, née Donna Agnese Aldobrandini dei Principi di Sarsina) and of his wife, née Luise-Denise Gfn Széchényi v.Sárvár-Felsövidék. In 1952 she married Count André Plater-Zyberk.] (added 1 Jan 2007)

 

ALTENBURG

Nikolaus von Einem (b.Berlin 25 August 1975, son of Eberhard von Einem and of his wife, née Cornelia Gräfin von Plettenberg) married Princess Maria Agnes von Altenburg (b.Vienna 15 June 1979, daughter of Prince Johannes von Altenburg [himself the son of Archduke Clemens Salvator of Austria-Tuscany and of his wife, née Elisabeth Gräfin Rességuier de Miremont] and of his wife, née Eugenie Fundulus) on 17 June. (added 26 Jul 2006)

 

ARGYLL

Jean Phyllis Meade-Fetherstonhaugh, née Falkner, died on 11 January.

[She was born the daughter of Basil Falkner and in 1948 married Richard James Meade-Fetherstonhaugh (1913-58), of Uppark, Petersfield, Hampshire (son of Hon. Herbert Meade-Fetherstonhaugh [himself the son of Richard James Meade, 4th Earl of Clanwilliam (himself the son of Richard Charles Francis Christian Meade, 3rd Earl of Clanwilliam, and of his wife, née Lady Elizabeth Herbert), and of his wife, née Elizabeth Henrietta Kennedy (herself the daughter of Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy)] and of his wife, née Margaret Isabel Frances Glyn [herself the daughter of Rt.Rev.Hon. Edward Carr Glyn (himself the son of George Carr Glyn, Lord Wolverton, and of his wife, née Marianne Grenfell) and of his wife, née Lady Mary Campbell (herself the daughter of George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, and of his first wife, née Lady Elizabeth Leveson-Gower)]). They had three daughters: Harriet (Hatti), b.1949; Emma Mary, b.1951; and Sophia Theresa, b.1954.] (added 15 Jan 2006)

 

Torquhil Ian Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll, and his wife, née Eleanor Cadbury, had their second child, Rory James, on 3 February. (added 8 Feb 2006)

 

AUERSTAEDT

Charles Louis Iwao Marie Davout, Duc d’Auerstaedt, died at Gagny on 8 February.

[He was born at Paris on 30 November 1951, son of Léopold, Duc d’Auerstaedt, and of his wife, née Tsyuko Ayusawa. Since 1986 he had been married to Bouchra Jabri. He is succeeded as Duc by their son, Sébastien.] (added 18 Feb 2006)

Anne Le Mercier de Maisoncelle-Vertille de Richemont (b.1924, daughter of Henri Le Mercier de Maisoncelle-Vertille, Comte de Richemont, and of his wife, née Alice Daru [herself the daughter of Vicomte François Daru and of his wife, née Napoléonie Davout d’Auerstaedt (herself the daughter of Léopold, Duc d’Auerstaedt, and of his wife, née Jeanne-Alice de Voize)]) died on 2 June. (added 18 Jun 2006)

 

BAUFFREMONT-COURTENAY

Bertrand Peyredieu du Charlat and his wife, née Laetitia d’Alverny (daughter of Philippe d’Alverny [himsef the son of François d’Alverny and of his wife, née Princess Claude de Bauffremont-Courtenay] and of his wife, née Christiane de Courcel) had their fifth child, Gaspard, at Saint Naizaire on 5 January. (added 1 May 2006)

Prince Hugues de Bauffremont-Courtenay (son of Prince Charles-Emmanuel de Bauffremont-Courtenay [himself the son of Jacques, Prince-Duc de Bauffremont-Courtenay] and of his wife, née Blanche de Chabannes) and his wife, née Solenne de Breil de Pontbriand, had their third child, Clémence, at Nancy on 16 September. (added 29 Oct 2006)

 

BEDFORD

Lady Hugh Russell died on 30 March.
[She was the daughter of Keith Freeling Markby and of his wife, née Violet Muriel Peel. In 1957 she married Lord Hugh Hastings Russell (1923-2005), son of Hastings Russell, 12th Duke of Bedford, and of his wife, née Louisa Whitwell. She is survived by their two children, Mark and Karen, and six grandchildren.] (added 24 Mar 2006)

Lydia, Duchess of Bedford, died at St.Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, on 25 July.

[She was born Hon. Lydia Yarde-Buller on 17 October 1917, daughter of John Reginald Lopes Yarde-Buller, 3rd Lord Churston, and of his wife, née Jessie Smither. In 1938 she married Ian Archibald de Hoghton Lyle, who was killed in action in 1942. From 1947 to 1960 she was married to John Ian Robert Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford (1917-2002). By her first marriage she had a son, Sir Gavin Archibald Lyle, 3rd Bt., and a daughter, Lorna, who married firstly Timothy Cyprian George Thomas Elwes, and secondly Walter Ronald Alexander. By her second marriage she had a son, Lord Francis Hastings Russell.] (added 27 Jul 2006)

Toby Rowland and his wife, née Victoria "Plum" Sykes (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), had their first child, Ursula, in London in October. (added 29 Oct 2006)

 

BELMONTE

Tristan Charles Johnson Elbrick (only son of Captain Alfred Johnson Elbrick (USMC) KM, [himself the son of Ambassador the Hon. Charles Burke Elbrick KM, KHS, and of his wife Elvira Lindsay Johnson Elbrick daughter of Vice Admiral Alfred Wilkinson Johnson USN] and of his wife, née Fern Evelyn Clare Bendall [herself the daughter of Major David Vere Bendall CMG, MBE and of his wife, née Eve Stephanie Merrilees Forbes Fraser Galpin]) married Donna Francesca di Paola Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte, Duchessa di Acerenza (elder daughter of Don Angelo Gennaro Granito Pignatelli, 13th Principe di Belmonte [himself the son of Don Gioacchino Granito Pignatelli, 12th Prince of Belmonte and of his wife, née Francesca Visco] and of his wife, Principessa di Belmonte, née Sarah Elizabeth Mayhew [herself the daughter of Robert Mayhew, Esq. and of his wife née Marjorie Taylor]) at the Chiesa Rettoria Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, Campo Marzio, Rome, on 1 July 2006. 

[The bride was given away by her father and was attended by Miss Lucy Taylor as chief bridesmaid.  Miss Isabella Coombs, the Hon Marina Primrose, Master Milo Dennehy and Master Tommaso Lequio di Assaba were also in attendance.  The Most Reverend Monsignor Protonotary Apostolic Azelio Manzetti de Fort, Conventual Chaplain Grand Cross Ad Honorem, Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, officiated with the assistance of Padre Ferrucio Romanin SJ, Rector of Sant'Ignazio.  The Hon. Robin Gurdon led Mr. James Brocklebank and Mr. George Meyrick as supporters to the groom.  Witnesses to the marriage were Miss Sophie Norman, Barone Giovanni Malfatti di Monte Tretto, Prince Louis de Rohan (for the bride), and Lady Clare Kerr, the Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg and Mr Frans van Schaik (for the groom).  The bride and groom invited the following to act as ushers: Mr. Hashem Arouzi, Mr. Fergus Bowes Lyon, the Hon. Adam Bruce, the Hon. Luke Bridgeman, Mr. Piers Coombs, Lord Dalmeny, Mr. Yusef Jackson, Earl of Kerry, Barone Roberto Malfatti di Monte Tretto, Mr. James Mayhew, Mr. Antony Mayhew, Mr. Alexander Ravenshear, Mr. John A. Roosevelt, Freiherr Frederick von Schroder and The Lord Wrottesley.  A detachment of the US Marine Security Guard, US Embassy Rome provided a military escort to the father and mother of the groom at the church.  The arrival of the bride at Sant'Ignazio was announced by fanfare trumpeters of the Life Guards, by permission of the Commanding Officer, Household Cavalry.  Led by Dr Andrew Gant, composer and organist of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal, the Life Guards played music specially composed for the occasion, including 'La Rosa Bianca di Acerenza' and the Belmonte Wedding March.  Domenico Scarlatti's Madrid Mass in B Minor was sung by the English Baroque Choir.] (added 18 Jul 2006; submitted by a correspondent)

 

 

BERWICK

Javier de Soto y Fitzjames-Stuart (son of Javier de Soto y Lopez-Doriga and of his wife, née Maria del Carmen Fitzjames-Stuart y Gomez, Marquesa de Valle de Paloma [herself the daughter of Hernando Alfonso Fitzjames-Stuart y Saavedra, Duque de Penaranda, Duke of Berwick]) and his wife, née María Chávarri Figueroa (daughter of Tomás Chávarri and of his wife, née Matilde Figueroa) had their second child, Alvaro Jacobo, at Madrid, on 24 April.  (added 1 May 2006)

 

BÉTHUNE-HESDIGNEUL

Christian de Chabannes, Marquis de Chabannes, died on 26 January.

[He was born on 19 April 1911, son of Henri Amable Gabriel Marie Joseph, Marquis de Chabannes (himself the son of Eugène, Marquis de Chabannes [himself the son of Comte Laurent Amable de Chabannes and of his wife, née Marguerite Louise de Bourbon-Busset], and of his wife, née Pauline Félicité Langlois de Chevry [herself the daughter of Pierre Edgar Langlois de Chevry and of his wife, née Marguerite Auguste de Grimoard de Beauvoir du Roure de Beaumont-Brison]), and of his wife, née Mahaut de Béthune-Hesdigneul (herself the daughter of Comte Maximilien de Béthune-Hesdigneul [himself the son of Comte Léon de Béthune-Hesdigneul (of the Princes de Béthune-Hesdigneul) and of his wife, née Mary Matilda Montgomery] and of his wife, née Marguerite de Montesquiou Fezensac [herself the daughter of Comte Wladimir Anatole de Montesquiou Fezensac and of his wife, née Marie Louise Caroline Sauvage]). In 1948 he married Jeanne-Chantal Barbier de Lescoët (daughter of Alain Barbier, Marquis de Lescoët, and of his wife, née Isabelle Emé de Marcieu). She died in 1986. He is survived by their two children.] (added 29 Jan 2006)


 

BISMARCK

Beatrix von Mengersen, née Gräfin von Bismarck-Schönhausen, died at Possenhofen on 20 October.

[She was born at Varzin on 20 June 1921, daughter of Nikolaus Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen and of his first wife, née Brigitte Freiin von Eickstedt-Peterswadt. From 1945 to 1951 she was married to Christian Heinrich Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein. In 1961 she married Kai von Mengersen (1928-1975).] (added 25 Oct 2006)

 

BORGHESE

Donna Giulia dei Principi Borghese died in Rome on 13 November.

[She was born in Rome in 1926, daughter of Don Giangiacomo dei Principi Borghese (1889-1954) and of Donna Sofia Lanza Branciforte dei Principi di Trabia, Principessa di Leonforte (1896-1984). She married in 1948 Don Gherardo Cornaggia Medici Castiglioni dei marchesi della Castellanza (1912-1983) and is survived by three daughters and one son.] (added 23 Nov 2006)

 

BORROMEO

John Jacob (Jaki) Elkann (b.1976, son of Alain Elkann and of his former wife, Margherita Agnelli [herself daughter of the Italian automobile tycoon Giovanni Agnelli (1921-2003) and of his wife, née Donna Marella Caracciolo dei Principi di Castagneto]) and his wife, née Donna Lavinia Borromeo dei Principi di Angera (b.1977, daughter of Don Carlo Ferdinando Borromeo dei Principi di Angera and of his first wife, née Marion Sibylle Gabriele Zota) had their first child, Leone, at Turin on 27 August. (updated 12 Oct 2006)

 

BRANCOVAN

Prince Mihai Bibesco-Bassaraba de Brancovan (son of Prince Constantine Bibesco-Bassaraba de Brancovan and of his wife, née Princess Marina Stirbey) and Laetitia le Guay (daughter of Christian Le Guay and of his wife, née Isabelle Tannery), had their third child together, his fifth, Marie Emilie Valentine, at Paris on 27 December. (added 6 Jan 2007)

 

BRISSAC

Simon Nora died on 5 March.

[He was born at Paris on 21 February 1921, son of Gaston Nora and of his wife, née Julie Lehman. From 1947 to 1954 he was married to Marie-Pierre de Cossé-Brissac (daughter of Pierre, Duc de Brissac, and of his wife, née Marie Schneider). Since 1955 he had been married to Léone Georges-Picot (daughter of Georges Georges-Picot and of his wife, née Yvonne Bridou). He is survived by her and by his five children.] (added 10 Mar 2006)

The engagement was announced between Etienne de Beaurepaire de Louvagny (son of Vicomte Ladislas de Beaurepaire de Louvagny [himself the son of Vicomte Bernard de Beaurepaire de Louvagny (himself the son of Vicomte Gustave de Beaurepaire de Louvagny and of his wife, née Marguerite Thomas des Colombiers de Boismarmin) and of his wife, née Elisabeth de Maistre (herself the daughter of Joseph-Raymond de Maistre and of his wife, née Marie-Wladzia de Kronenberg)] and of his wife, née Anne de Jarnac de Gardepée de Salignac [herself the daughter of Hervé de Jarnac de Gardepée de Salignac (himself the son of Georges de Jarnac de Gardepée de Salignac and of his wife, née Henriette Carlsberg) and of his wife, née Marie-Christine Lafont (herself the daughter of Joseph Lafont and of his wife, née Germaine Gosset-Grainville)]) and Pauline Roullet de La Bouillerie (daughter of the late Geoffroy Roullet de La Bouillerie, Comte de La Bouillerie [himself the son of Comte Bertrand Roullet de La Bouillerie (himself the son of Comte Pierre Roullet de La Bouillerie and of his wife, née Antoinette Moreau de La Rochette) and of his wife, née Jacqueline Thomas de Pange (herself the daughter of François Thomas de Pange and of his wife, née Aude de Montesquiou Fezensac)], and of his wife, née Nancy de Cossé-Brissac [herself the daughter of Comte Charles de Cossé-Brissac (himself the son of Comte René de Cossé-Brissac and of his wife, née Anne Mortier de Trévise) and of his wife, née Herminie de Rohan-Chabot (herself the daughter of Comte Jehan de Rohan-Chabot and of his wife, née Anne de Talhouët-Roy)]). (added 11 Mar 2006)

The forthcoming marriage was announced between Etienne de Beaurepaire de Louvagny (son of Ladislas de Beaurepaire de Louvagny [himself the son of Bernard de Beaurepaire de Louvagny (himself the son of Gustave de Beaurepaire de Louvagny and of his wife, née Marguerite Thomas des Colombiers de Boismarmin) and of his wife, née Elisabeth de Maistre (herself the daughter of Comte Joseph-Raymond de Maistre and of his wife, née Marie-Wladzia de Kronenberg)] and of his wife, née Anne de Jarnac de Gardépée de Salignac [herself the daughter of Hervé de Jarnac de Gardépée de Salignac (himself the son of Georges de Jarnac de Gardépée de Salignac and of his wife, née Henriette Carlsberg) and of his wife, née Marie-Christine Lafont (herself the daughter of Joseph lafont and of his wife, née Germaine Gosset-Grainville)]) and Pauline Roullet de La Bouillerie (daughter of Comte Geoffroy Roullet de La Bouillerie [himself the son of Comte Bertrand Roullet de La Bouillerie (himself the son of Comte Pierre Roullet de La Bouillerie and of his wife, née Antoinette Moreau de La Rochette) and of his wife, née Jacqueline Thomas de Pange (herself the daughter of François Thomas de Pange and of his wife, née Aude de Montesquiou Fezensac)] and of his wife, née Nancy de Cossé-Brissac [herself the daughter of Comte Charles de Cossé-Brissac (himself the son of Comte René de Cossé-Brissac and of his wife, née Anne Mortier de Trévise) and of his wife, née Herminie de Rohan-Chabot (herself the daughter of Comte Jehan de Rohan-Chabot and of his wife, née Anne de Talhouët-Roy)]). (added 11 Apr 2006)

Pierre-Emmanuel de Cossé-Brissac (son of François de Cossé, Duc de Brissac, and of his wife, née Jacqueline de Contades) married Marie-Astrid Larue (daughter of Philippe Larue and of his wife, née Isabelle Le Moyne de Sainte-Marie) in a religious ceremony at Brissac-Quincé on 2 September. (added 17 Sep 2006)

Louis Dreyfus and his wife, née Judith Nora (daughter of Fabrice Nora [himself the son of Simon Nora and of his wife, née Marie-Pierre de Cossé Brissac (herself the daughter of Pierre, Duc de Brissac, and of his wife, née Marie Schneider)] and of his wife, née Elisabeth Martin), had their first child, Simon, in June. (added 29 Oct 2006)

 

BROGLIE

Prince Emmanuel de Broglie (b.Paris 25 September 1958, son of Prince Jean-Emmanuel de Broglie (1930-1990) and of his wife, née Mathilde Viellard) and his wife, née Laurence de Moustier (daughter of Roland Marquis de Moustier (1909-2001) [himself the son of Leonel, Marquis de Moustier, and of his wife, née Princess Jeanne de Ligne] and of his wife, née Anny Normant) had their first children, twins, Delia and Solina, on 16 April. (updated 7 May 2006)

The engagement was announced between Baron Benoît de la Fontaine de Fontenay (son of Baron Jean Louis de la Fontaine de Fontenay and of his wife, née Princess Marie-France de Broglie) and Marie-Amélie Fourault. (added 13 May 2006)

The engagement was announced between Olivier Rigal and Laetitia de la Fontaine de Fontenay (daughter of Baron Jean Louis de la Fontaine de Fontenay and of his wife, née Princess Marie-France de Broglie). (added 13 May 2006)

Arnaud Cluzel (son of Patrice Cluzel and of Christine Froidure) married Laure Denaiffe (daughter of Olivier Denaiffe and of his wife, née Claire Roullet de La Bouillerie [herself the daughter of Alexandre Roullet de La Bouillerie and of his wife, née Ghislaine Bonnin de La Bonninière de Beaumont (herself the daughter of Claude Bonnin de La Bonninière, Marquis de Beaumont, and of his wife, née Princess Jeanne de Broglie)]) at the church of Saint-Paterne-Racan on 15 July. (added 15 Jul 2006)

Guillaume, Marquis de La Roche Aymon (son of Hély, Marquis de la Roche Aymon (1921-2003) [himself the son of Comte Raoul de La Roche Aymon and of his wife, née Princess Madeleine de Broglie)] and of his wife, née Hedwige de Foresta) and his wife, née Nathalie Goffinet (daughter of Jean Goffinet and of his wife, née Countess Marie-Christine de Looz-Corswarem), had their first child, Mahaut, on 10 August. (added 4 Nov 2006)

The engagement was announced between Comte Alexis Huchet de Quenetain (son of Comte Alain Huchet de Quenetain and of his wife, née Véronique du Mesnil du Buisson) and Cléophée de Pradel de Lamaze (daughter of Edouard, Comte de Pradel de Lamaze, and of his wife, née Princess Priscilla de Broglie). (added 5 Dec 2006)

Francisco de la Peña y Garcia de Lago (son of Francisco de la Peña y González-Camino and of his wife, née Maria Victoria Garcia de Lago y Sordo) and his wife, née Alix de Pradel de Lamaze (daughter of Edouard, Comte de Pradel de Lamaze, and of his wife, née Princess Priscilla de Broglie) had their first child, Juan, at Madrid on 23 October. (added 5 Dec 2006)

Comtesse Charles de Nicolay, née Princess Marie Caroline Josèphe de Broglie, died on 29 December.

[She was born at Angers on 10 March 1908, daughter of Prince Octave de Broglie and of his wife, née Jeanne de Vion de Gaillon. In 1949 she married, as his second wife, Comte Charles de Nicolay (1898-1988). They had no children, though he had had four from his first marriage.] (added 4 Jan 2007)

 

BUCCLEUCH & QUEENSBERRY

Hon. (Sacha William) Robin Gurdon (son and heir of Philip Bertram Gurdon, 3rd Lord Cranworth [himself the son of Hon. Robert Brampton Gurdon (himself the son of Bertram Francis Gurson, 2nd Lord Cranworth, and of his wife, née Vera Emily Ridley) and of his wife, née Hon. Daisy Pearson (herself the daughter of Weetman Harold Miller Pearson, 2nd Viscount Cowdray, and of his wife, née Agnes Beryl Spencer-Churchill, of the Dukes of Marlborugh)], and of his wife, née Frances Henrietta Montagu-Douglas-Scott [herself the daughter of Lord William Montagu-Douglas-Scott (himself the son of John Charles Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, and of his wife, née Lady Margaret Bridgeman) and of his wife, née Lady Rachel Douglas-Home (herself the daughter of Charles Cospatrick Archibald Douglas-Home, 13th Earl of Home, and of his wife, née Lady Lilian Lambton)]) and his wife, née Susannah Bates, had their first child, Alec Martin Philip, on 8 January. (added 15 Jan 2006)

Joyce, Lady Brassey, née Kingscote, died on 10 January.

[She was born Joyce Patricia Kingscote on 17 March 1917, daughter of Maurice John Kingscote, of Kingscote (himself the son of Thomas Arthur Fitzhardinge Kingscote [himself the son of Thomas Henry Kingscote, of Kingscote, and of his second wife, née Hon.Harriot Mary Anne Bloomfield] and of his wife, née Hon. Evelyn Mary Gifford [herself the daughter of Robert Francis Gifford, 2nd Lord Gifford, and of his wife, née Hon.Frederica Charlotte FitzHardinge Berkeley]), and of his first wife, née Violet Owen Lord (herself the daughter of Herbert Owen Lord, of Lilley Brook, Charlton Kings, Gloucesteshire).
    In 1939 she married Sir Hugh Trefusis Brassey (b.1915, son of Edgar Hugh Brassey [himself the son of Henry Arthur Brassey (himself the son of Thomas Brassey and of his wife, née Marie Farrington, and brother of the 1st Earl Brassey) and of his wife, née Anna Harriet Stevenson (herself the daughter of George Robert Stevenson), and brother of the 1st Lord Brassey of Apethorpe] and of his wife, née Margaret Harriet Trefusis [herself the daughter of Hon. Walter Rodolph Trefusis (himself the son of Charles Rodolph Trefusis, 19th Lord Clinton, and of his wife, née Lady Elizabeth Kerr) and of his wife, née Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott (herself the daughter of Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and of his wife, née Lady Charlotte Thynne)]), who predeceased her. Lady Brassey is survived by two sons and two daughters, one daughter having predeceased her.] (added 15 Jan 2006)

The engagement was announced 19 January, 2006, between Hon. Peter Michael Alexander Roper-Curzon (b.1977, son of John Christopher Ingham Roper-Curzon, 20th Lord Teynham [himself the son of Christopher John Henry Roper-Curzon, 19th Lord Teynham, and of his first wife, née Elspeth Grace Whitaker (later Marchioness of Northampton)], and of his wife, née Elizabeth Scrymgeour-Wedderburn [herself the daughter of David Scrymgeour-Wedderburn and of his wife, née Patricia Katherine Montagu-Douglas-Scott (of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry)]) and Victoria-Eugenia Pearse Wheatley (daughter of Robin Pearse Wheatley, of Chelsea, and Señora Victoria-Eugenia Perez de Ascanio y Zuleta de Reales, of Fulham, and Madrid, Spain). (added 21 Jan 2006)
 

Hon. Edward Charles Douglas-Home died on 17 February.

[He was born on 1 March 1920, son of Charles, 13th Earl of Home (himself the son of Charles, 12th Earl of Home [himself the son of Cospatrick, 11th Earl of Home, and of his wife, née Hon. Elizabeth Lucy Montagu-Scott (of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensbery)], and of his wife, née Maria Grey), and of his wife, née Lady Lilian Lambton (herself the daughter of Frederick William Lambton, 4th Earl of Durham [himself the son of George, 2nd Earl of Durham, and of his wife, née Lady Beatrix Hamilton (of the Dukes of Abercorn)], and of his wife, née Beatrix Bulteel). In 1946 he married Nancy Rose Straker-Smith (1923-2005). He is survived by their three children.] (added 28 Feb 2006)

The engagement was announced in Apr, 2006, between William R.J. Beck (son of the late Mr and Mrs Peter Beck) and Alice Christian Phipps (b.25 Mar 1969, daughter of the late (Charles) Nicholas Phipps [himself the son of Charles Bathurst Hele Phipps and of his wife, née Lady Sybil Montagu-Douglas-Scott (herself the daughter of John Charles, 7th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and of his wife, née Lady Margaret Bridgeman)] and of his second wife, née Christian Fiona Mackenzie [herself the daughter of Colin Hercules Mackenzie and of his wife, née Evelyn Coldagh Meade]). (added 12 Apr 2006)

George William Owen Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick (b.1970, son and heir of Sir George Christopher Cadfael Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick, 7th Bt, and of his wife, née Jean Louise 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]) married Candida Clark (daughter of Mr Alan Sharpe and Mrs Cassandra Clark) at Llangwyfan Church, Anglesey, on 21 September. (updated 1 Oct 2006)

The engagement was announced 4 July 2006, between Thomas Armitage (elder son of the late Dr John Armitage and of Mrs Susan Wright) and Georgina Jane Stirling-Home-Drummond-Moray (b.1979, youngest daughter of William George Stirling-Home-Drummond-Moray [himself the son of James William Stirling-Home-Drummond-Moray and of his wife, née Jeanetta Montagu-Douglas-Scott (of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry)] and of his first wife, née Angela Jane Baring [herself the daughter of Michael John Baring and of his wife, née Pamela Anne Barnardo]). (added 24 Jul 2006)

Charles Valentine Llewellyn Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick (son of Sir George Christopher Cadafael Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick, 7th Bt., and of his wife, née Jean Louise Montagu-Douglas-Scott [herself the daughter of Lord William Montagu-Douglas-Scott (himself the son of John Charles Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and of his wife, née Lady Margaret Bridgeman) and of his wife, née Lady Rachel-Douglas-Home]) and his wife, née Alexandra Watson, had their third child, Benjamin William Llewellyn, on 26 July. (added 4 Sep 2006)

Lord Damian Montagu-Douglas-Scott (third son of Walter, 9th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, and of his wife, the former Jane McNeill) and his wife, Elizabeth Powis, had their second child, Georgia Lucy Alice, on 11 August. (added 16 Aug 2006)

Valerie, Lady Montagu-Douglas-Scott, née Finnis (widow of Sir David John Montagu-Douglas-Scott (1887-1986), himself the son of Lord Charles Thomas Montagu-Douglas-Scott), died on 17 October. (added 4 Nov 2006)

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 second child, Florence Elizabeth Dora, on 23 November. (added 5 Dec 2006)

Hon. Mrs Anne Elizabeth Bromley-Martin, née Walsh, died on 8 December.

[She was born on 21 August 1911, daughter of Reginald Walsh, Lord Ormathwaite, and of his wife, née Lady Margaret Jane Douglas-Home (herself the daughter of Charles Alexander Douglas-Home, 12th Earl of Home [himself the son of Cospatrick Alexander Home, 11th Earl of Home, and of his wife, née Hon. Lucy Elizabeth Montagu-Scott (of the Dukes of Buccleuch)], and of his wife, née Maria Grey). In 1948 she married Peter Bromley-Martin (1903-1968). They had no children.] (added 20 Dec 2006)

 

CANTACUZENE

Marc de Panafieu (son of Guy de Panafieu and of his wife, née Françoise Missoffe) and his wife, née Princess Alexandra Cantacuzene (daughter of Prince Alexandre Cantacuzene and of his wife, née Anne Michelle Russ), had their first child, Maxime, at Dubai on 12 March. (added 3 Apr 2006)

 

CARACCIOLO

Brother Carlo Arditi dei marchesi di Castelvetere (son of  Giacomo Arditi dei marchesi di Castelvetere and of Donna Silvia dei principi Caracciolo dei marchesi di Santeramo) died in Rome on 9 July.

[He was born in Naples in 1922 and married in 1948 Lia Imparato (d.1989), herself daughter of Dr. Vincenzo Imparato and of Donna Adele Caracciolo dei principi di Avellino e Torchiarolo. After his wife's death, he became a professed Knight and "Venerable Bailli- Grand Cross of Justice" of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and a member of the Sovereign Council. He is survived by three daughters.] (added 20 Jul 2006)

 

CARAFA

Donna Benedetta Carafa dei duchi d'Andria (b.1973, third daughter of Don Carlo Fabio Carafa dei duchi d' Andria and of his wife, née Donna Gloria Theodoli dei marchesi di San Vito e Pisoniano) married Stefano Soldati (b.1970, son of Dr. .....Soldati and of Emanuela dei conti Premoli), in Rome on 6 May. (added 20 May 2006)

 

CARAMAN

Baron Antoine-Arthur de Milleville (son of Baron Bernard de Milleville and of his wife, née Anne Françoise de Curel [herself the daughter of Louis, Vicomte de Curel, and of his wife, née Marie de Riquet de Caraman (herself the daughter of Charles de Riquet, Duc de Caraman, and of his wife, née Octavie de Rohan-Chabot)]) and his wife, née Anne Béranger, had their fourth child, Oscar, at Paris on 16 February. Their other children are named Thomas, Louis, and Mathilde. (added 4 Mar 2006)

Charles de Nervaux de Mézières de Loÿs (b.1980, son of Olivier de Nervaux de Mézières de Loÿs [himself son of Roland de Nervaux de Mézières de Loÿs and his first wife,  Béatrice de Riquet de Caraman] and his wife, née Patricia Bertin) died on 23 March. (added 10 Jun 2007)

 

CARPEGNA FALCONIERI GABRIELLI

Don Antonio dei principi di Carpegna Falconieri Gabrielli, Conte di Carpegna (b.1965, son of Principe e Conte Don Francesco Maria di Carpegna Falconieri Gabrielli and of Donna Isabella dei principi Massimo dei principi di Arsoli [herself daughter of the late Don Leone Massimo, principe di Arsoli and of the late Principessa Maria Adelaide di Savoia-Genova]) married Clara Polissena dei baroni Winspeare-Guicciardi (b.1966, daughter of Barone Riccardo Winspeare-Guicciardi and of Princess Elizabeth von und zu Liechtenstein) in Tricase, near Lecce, on 17 June. (added 23 Dec 2006)

 

CARS

Philippe Emmanuel Olivier de Perusse des Cars (younger son of François-Amédée de Perusse, Duc des Cars, and of first his wife, née Constanza Martinez Rivas) and his wife, née Fleur Anne Marie Antoinette Guisset (daughter of Marc Guisset and of his wife, née Danielle Godet), had their first child, Andrea, at Paris on 20 January. (added 18 Feb 2006)

Louis Adrien Olivier de Perusse des Cars (son of Comte Jean de Perusse des Cars and of his wife, née Monique Bézaguet) married Céline Michel Marie Benedittini at Paris on 6 June. (updated 11 Aug 2006)

Ivan Roussin and his wife, née Caroline de Pérusse des Cars (daughter of François de Pérusse, Duc des Cars, and of his wife, née Constance Martinez Rivas), had their fourth child, Jules, at Paris on 13 April. There other children are Baptiste (b.2000), Arthur (b.2001), and another son. (added 13 May 2006)

 

CATALANO GONZAGA

Don Marcantonio Catalano Gonzaga dei duchi di Cirella, Duca di Majerà, died in Rome on 27 February.

[He was born in 1933, son of Don Gaetano Catalano Gonzaga, Duca di Cirella, Duca di Majerà e di Grisolia (1893-1977) and of Magda Cappellini (d.1973). He married in 1959 Livia dei baroni Di Giura (b.1940) and is survived by her and three sons.] (added 10 Mar 2006)

 

COLONNA

Fabrizia dei conti Bucci Casari degli Atti (b.1960, daughter of Marco dei conti Bucci Casari degli Atti (b.1924) and of Donna Maria Eleonora Colonna dei principi di Paliano (1930-1977, herself daughter of Don Piero Colonna dei principi di Paliano (1891-1939) and of Adele Luisa Gregorini, Duchessa del Garigliano e di San Cesareo (1896-1974)), married Claudio Del Fiacco, in February, probably in Rome. (added 10 Mar 2006)

Giovanni Dolcetta married Maria Vittoria Colonna di Paliano (daughter of Piero Colonna di Paliano, Duca di Garigliano, and of his wife, née Nicole Bouloux) at Cortina d'Ampezzo on 1 July. (added 4 Jul 2006)

 

CZARTORYSKI

Prince Michal Czartoryski died at Warsaw on 2 January.

[He was born at Konarzewo on 3 May 1936, seventh child and first son of Prince Roman Czartoryski and of his wife, née Countess Tereza Zamoyska. Since 1959 he had been married to Jadwiga Manicher. He is survived by her and by their two daughters.] (added 8 Jan 2006)

Prince Adam Tadeusz Zdislaw Czartoryski died in early February.

[He was born at Rokosowo on 8 March 1909, son of Prince Zygmunt Czartoryski and of his wife, née Princess Zofia Lubomirska. In 1933 he married Zofia Wysocka, by whom he had five sons and numerous grandchildren.] (added 28 Feb 2006) 

 

DELLA POSTA

Marco Marrocco Trischitta dei baroni di Serramarocco (b.1966, son of  Barone Marcello Marrocco Trischitta di Serramarocco and of Paola Ugolini) married Giacinta dei conti Pocci (b.1978, daughter of Count Giulio Pocci [himself son of Count Fabrizio Pocci (1907-1985) and of Donna Alessandra della Posta dei duchi di Civitella (b.1917)]) at the Church of S. Antonio dei Portoghesi, in Rome, on 16 September. The witnesses were : for the groom : prince Konstantin of Bulgaria, prince Heinrich von und zu Liechtenstein and Marchese Carlo Clavarino. For the bride: Don Carlo Carafa dei duchi d'Andria, Giovanni Lepri dei marchesi di Rota and Marchese Coletti Perucca. (added 12 Oct 2006)

 

De SPUCHES

Donna Carolina Afan de Rivera Costaguti, Marchesa di S. Angelo, née De Spuches dei principi di Galati, died in Rome on 18  February.

[She was born in 1920, daughter of Don Giuseppe De Spuches, Principe di Galati, Duca di Caccamo, Duca di Santo Stefano etc (1888-1935) and of Donna Maria Giulia Notarbartolo dei principi di Sciara e di Castelreale (1896-1969). She married in 1948 Don Ferdinando Afan de Rivera Costaguti, Marchese di S.Angelo (1912-2001) and is survived by three sons and one daughter.] (added 10 Mar 2006)

 

DEVONSHIRE

Pamela June Cavendish, née Thomas, died at the Dower House, Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmell, Cumbria, on 4 April.

[She was the daughter of Hugh Lloyd Thomas, CMG, CVO, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, British Embassy, Paris, 1935-38, and of his wife, née Hon. Guendaline Ada Bellew. In 1937 she married Richard Edward Osborne Cavendish, of Holker Hall (son of Lord Richard Cavendish, of the Dukes of Devonshire, and of his wife, née Lady Moyra Beauclerk). He died in 1972. She is survived by their five children.] (added 12 Apr 2006)

The engagement was announced 22 Apr, 2006, between Hamish Michael Baillie (b.1979, son of Hon Evan Michael Ronald Baillie [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 [herself the daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire]), and of his wife, née Coralie Denise Cliffe] and of his former wife, née Lucinda Law [now Lady Lister-Kaye]) and Christelle Gardella (daughter of M and Mme Gérard Gardella, of Paris). (added 22 Apr 2006)

Benjamin C.T. Harper and his wife, née Hon. Emily Moyra Cavendish (daughter of Richard Hugh Cavendish, Lord Cavendish of Furness [jimself a grandson of Lord Richard Cavendish, of the Dukes of Devonshire], and of his wife, née Grania Caulfeild) had their first child, Hector Frederick, at St Thomas's Hospital on 16 June. (aded 24 Jun 2006)

John William Leonard Lyttelton, 11th Viscount Cobham, died in Spain on 13 July.

[He was born on 5 June 1943, son of Charles John Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham (himself the son of John Cavendish Lyttelton, 9th Viscount Cobham [himself the son of Charles George Lyttelton, 8th Viscount Cobham, and of his wife, née Hon.Mary Susan Caroline Cavendish (of the Lords Chesham and the Dukes of Devonshire)], and of his wife, née Violet Yolande Leonard), and of his wife, née Elizabeth Alison Makeig-Jones.] (added 20 Jul 2006)

Edward Tobias Tennant (son of Hon. Tobias William Tennant [himself the son of the 2nd Lord Glenconner] and of his wife, née Lady Emma Cavendish [herself the daughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire] and his wife, née Emma Virginia Bridgeman, had their third child, Isla May, on 8 August. (added 19 Aug 2006)

James Leslie Hamilton, 4th Lord Hamilton of Dalzell, died on 28 September.

[He was born on 11 February 1938, son of John d’Henin Hamilton, 3d Lord Hamilton of Dalzell, and of his wife, née Rosemary Olive Coke (herself the daughter of Hon. Sir John Spencer Coke [himself the son of Thomas William Coke, 2d Earl of Leicester, and of his second wife, née Hon. Georgina Caroline Cavendish (of the Lords Chesham and Dukes of Devonshire)] and of his wife, née Hon. Dorothy Olive Lawson). Since 1967 he had been married to Ann Corinna Dixon. He is survived by her and by their four sons.] (added 14 Oct 2006)

Jason Richard Lindsay (b.1968, youngest son of the Hon. Thomas Richard Lindsay [himself a son of David Alexander Robert Lindsay, 28th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, and of his wife, née Mary Katherine Cavendish (herself the daughter of Lord Richard Frederick Cavendish, of the Dukes of Devonshire, and of his wife, née Lady Moyra de Vere Beauclerk)] and of his wife Sarah Virginia Capel Cure, of Ashmore, Wiltshire) and his wife, née Demetra Cecilia Ryder Runton (daughter of Mr & Mrs Clive Ryder Runton, of Chaseden, Mattingley, Hampshire), had twin sons, Thomas and Anthony, their second and third children, on 21 November. (added 26 Nov 2006)

The engagement was announced 23 December, 2006, between William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington (b. 6 June 1969, son of Peregrine Andrew Morny Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire, and of his wife, née Amanda Carmen Heywood-Lonsdale) and Mrs Laura Ann Montagu (former wife of Hon Orlando William Montagu, and daughter of Richard Charles Roundell and of his wife, née Anthea Frances Legge).  (added 30 Dec 2006)

 

DOLGORUKY

The engagement was announced 28 February, 2006, between Alexander Sebastian Grey D'Estoteville Skipwith (b.9 April 1969, son and heir of Sir Patrick Alexander D'estoteville Skipwith, 12th Bt [himself the son of Grey d’Estoteville Townsend Skipwith and of his wife, née Princess Sophia Dolgoruky (herself the daughter of Prince Peter Dolgoruky and of his wife, née Countess Sophia Bobrinsky)], and of his first wife, née Gillian Patricia Harwood) and Anne Tolstoy-Miloslavsky (only daughter of the late Paul Tolstoy-Miloslavsky, of Paris, and Mrs Tolstoy-Miloslavsky). The couple, now married, had their first child, a son, in London on 30 July. (updated 1 Sep 2006)

Prince Youri Dolgoruky (son of Prince Nikita Dolgoruky and of his wife, née Comtesse Hélène de Maigret) married Christina Dobréa in a civil ceremony at Paris on 30 June, followed by a religious ceremony at Frazé, Eure-et-Loir, on 1 July. (updated 30 Sep 2006)

 

DURCAL

Regina Padilla de Borbón Neves died at Cuibá, Brazil, on 7 April.

[She was born at Buenos Aires on 4 July 1944, daughter of Rafael Sebastian Isaías Antonio Carmelo Padilla de Borbón (d.Buenos Aires 25 May 1998, himself the son of Rafael Padilla y Avila [himself the son of son of Isaías Padilla de la Puente and of Liboria Frías Gramajo] and of his wife, née Maria Pia de Borbón [herself the daughter of Don Pedro de Borbón, Duque de Durcal]) and of Regina Ercilia Zalina Lucia Concepción Matarazzo Pìzarro Gabizo de Coelho Lisboa (herself the daughter of João Pizarro Gabizo de Coelho Lisboa and of Zalina Matarazzo). Regina lived in Brazil after her parents divorce, her mother being Brazilian. She was married to Gabriel Novis Neves and has a large issue, children and grandchildren.] (added 11 Apr 2006)    

 

FRANCO

José Campos married Carmen Martínez-Bordiu y Franco (daughter of Cristobal Martínez-Bordiu and of his wife, Maria del Carmen Franco y Polo, Duquesa de Franco) at Seville on 18 June. She had previously been married from 1972 to 1982 to Don Alfonso de Borbón y Dampierre, and from 1984 to 1994 to Jean-Marie Rossi. (added 20 Jul 2006)

 

GAETANI

The engagement was announced between Carlo dei conti d'Amelio (b.1975, son of Conte Antonio D'Amelio and of his wife, née Daniela Memmo) and Donna Costanza dei marchesi di Canossa (b.1980, daughter of Marchese Sigifredo di Canossa and of his wife, née Donna Maria Ghilla Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona dei Duchi di Laurenzana). The wedding will take place at Garda-on-Lake, North Italy, on 9 September. The marriage will be celebrated by His Eminency the Cardinal Giovambattista Re. (updated 20 May 2006)

Conte Giancarlo Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona dei duchi di Laurenzana died in Naples on 27 March.

[He was born in 1939, son of Conte Mario Giovanni Gaetani dell' Aquila d'Aragona dei duchi di Laurenzana (1912-1965) and of Maria Luisa Arnstein. He married firstly in 1964 Bice Gallotti. The marriage was annulled by the Holy See in 1968 and he married secondly in 1975  Carla Pratanzaro. He is survived by her, one son from  first marriage and one daughter from the second.] (added 11 Apr 2006)

The marriage of Carlo dei conti d' Amelio and of Costanza dei marchesi di Canossa (daughter of Marchese Sigifredo di Canossa and of Donna Maria Ghilla Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona dei duchi di Laurenzana) took place at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Garda-on-Lake, Italy, on 9 September. The marriage was celebrated by His Eminence the Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re. The witnesses were: for the groom: Count Marco Alverà, marchese Lorenzo Coletti Perucca and Nobile Alessio Carabba Tettamanti, Andrea Fontana and Emilio Greco. For the bride: Alessandra dei marchesi di Canossa (her cousin), donna Ginevra Ferrara Pignatelli dei principi di Strongoli, Livia Grandi, Caroline Harrach and Miky Camerini. (added 12 Oct 2006)

 

GALITZINE

Princess Nicholas Galitzine, née Anne Ramsay, died on 26 January.

[She was born at Kingston-on-Thames on 21 June 1947, daughter of William George Calendar Ramsay and of his wife, née Kathleen Davis. In 1971 she married Prince Nicholas Galitzine (son of Prince Emanuel Galitzine [himself the son of Prince Vladimir Galitzine and of his wife, née Countess Catherine von Carlow (herself the daughter of Duke Georg Alexander of Mecklenburg-Strelitz)] and of his wife, née Gwenoline Rhodes). She is survived by him and by their three children.] (added 4 Feb 2006)
 

The engagement was announced between Alberto Matta Maya and Princess Xenia Galitzine (daughter of Prince Peter Galitzine and of his wife, née Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria.). (added 1 Mar 2006)

Princess Irina Galitzine died on 20 October.

[She was born at Tiflis on 22 July 1918 (or 1916; sources vary), daughter of Prince Boris Galitzine (1878-1958) and of his first wife, née Nina Kovaldji (1888-1957). In 1949 she married Silvio Medici de Menezes (1903-1989). They had no children. She was a renowned fashion designer.] (added 22 Oct 2006)

 

GALLARATI SCOTTI

Marchese Anselmo Guerrieri Gonzaga (b.1978, son of Marchese Carlo Guerrieri Gonzaga (b.1938) and of hhis wife, née Donna Maria Federica Gallarati Scotti dei principi di Molfetta (b.1947)) married Ilaria Tronchetti Provera (b.1979,  daughter of Dr. Marco Tronchetti Provera and of his former wife, née Cecilia Pirelli) at the church at Capalbio, South Tuscany, on 8 July. (updated 20 Jul 2006)

Don Giancarlo Gallarati Scotti, Principe di Molfetta, Duca di San Pietro in Galatina, Marchese di Cerano, etc, died in Milan on 12 October.

[He was born in Milan on 1920, son of Don Fulco Tommaso Gallarati Scotti, Principe di Molfetta, etc (1878-1966), and of Aurelia dei conti Cittadella Vigodarzere (1895-1978). He married in Geneva in 1955 Denyse Angst (1911-1993) and had no children. After his death, the new  Principe di Molfetta, Duca di San Pietro in Galatina, etc., is Don Giancarlo's brother, Don Ludovico (b.1923).] (added 23 Nov 2006)


GHIKA

Prince Serban Ghika (b.Bucharest 25 March 1919, second son of prince Serban Ghika (1882-1958) and of his wife, Aristita, née Stoenescu (1884-1965)), died in Bucharest on 26 July. (added 1 Sep 2006)

 

GRAFTON

Hon. George Andrew Lawson Johnston died suddenly in hospital on 16 January.

[He was born on 15 November 1944, son of Ian St.John Lawson Johnston, 2d Lord Luke (himself the son of George Lawson Johnston, 1st Lord Luke, and of his wife, née Hon. Edith Laura St.John [herself the daughter of Beauchamp Moubray St.John, 17th Lord St.John of Bletso, and of his first wife, née Helen Charlotte Thornton]), and of his wife, née Barbara Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (herself the daughter of Sir Fitzroy Hamilton Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, 5th Bt. [himself the son of Robert Hamilton Lloyd-Anstruther and of his wife, née Gertrude Louisa Georgina Fitzroy (of the Dukes of Grafton)], and of his wife, née Hon. Rachel Gough-Calthorpe [herself the daughter of Augustus Cholmondeley Gough-Calthorpe, 6th Lord Calthorpe, and of his wife, née Maud Augusta Louisa Duncombe]). In 1968 he married Sylvia Josephine Ruth Hayes (daughter of Richard Michael Lloyd Hayes and of his wife, née Cynthia Kathleen Shelley). He is survived by her and by their four children.] (added 19 Jan 2006)
 

Hugo G. Smith-Bingham and his wife, née Alice Cassia Threipland (daughter of Stuart Murray William Threipland and of his former wife, née Belinda Mary Musker [herself the daughter of the late Anthony Dermot Melloney Musker and of his wife, Hon. Mary Angela Fitzroy, of the Viscounts Daventry and of the Dukes of Grafton]) had their first child, Isabella Grace, on 17 November. (added 26 Nov 2006)

Barbara, Lady Luke, née Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, died on 30 December.

[She was born on 24 October 1911, daughter of Sir Fitzroy Hamilton Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, Bt. (himself the son of Robert Hamilton Lloyd-Anstruther and of his wife, née Gertrude Louisa Georgina Fitzroy [of the Dukes of Grafton]), and of his wife, née Hon. Rachel Gough-Calthorpe. In 1932 she married Ian St.John Lawson-Johnston, 2nd Lord Luke (1905-1996). Tey had four sons and a daughter, and numerous grandchildren.] (added 4 Jan 2007)

 

GRAMONT

Comte Adrien de Gramont (b.1982, son of Aimery de Gramont, Duc de Lesparre, and of his wife, née Martine Borget) married Anne-Emmanuelle Cailleux on 19 August. (added 11 Sep 2006)

 

GRAZIOLI

The engagement was announced between Richard Pavry (son of Mr and Mrs William Pavry, of Little Horkesley, Essex) and Contessa Rufina Emo Capodilista (b.London 1978, daughter of Conte Giorgio Emo Capodilista [himself the son of Conte Gabriele Emo Capodilista (himself the son of Conte Angelo Emo Capodilista Maldura and of his wife, née Nobile Emilia Barracco) and of his wife, née Caterina dei Duchi Grazioli (herself the daughter of Duca Don Pio Grazioli and of his wife, née Donna Rufina dei Principi Lancellotti)] and of his wife, née Christiane Hoberg). (added 27 May 2006)

 

HANAU

According to news reports, Prince Heinrich von Hanau (b.1956, son of Prince Leopold von Hanau and of his wife, née Marie Alice Freiin von Loudon) is engaged to marry the Brazilian model, Magda Gomes (b.Barra Bonita 11 Feb 1978). (added 26 Nov 2006)

 

HARCOURT

The engagement was announced between Fabrice Rivet de Sabatier (son of Philippe Rivet de Sabatier and of his wife, née Marie-Antoinette d'Harcourt [herself the daughter of Comte Bernard d'Harcourt and of his wife, née Hélyane Hurault de Vibraye]) and Béatrice Baillon-Dhumez (daughter of Pierre Baillon-Dhumez and of his wife, née Corinne Pesquet). (added 12 Feb 2006)
 

Jean-Guillaume Le Boucher d’Hérouville, Comte de Tocqueville d’Hérouville (son of Comte Guy Le Boucher d’Hérouville [himself the son of Comte Joseph Le Boucher d’Hérouville (himself the son of Raoul Le Boucher, Marquis d’Hérouville, and of his wife, née Marie Ledoux de Montroy) and of his wife, née Anne-Marie Darodes de Tailly (herself the daughter of Gaston Darodes de Tailly and of his wife, née Marguerite Husson)] and of his wife, née Marie-Henriette Clérel de Tocqueville [herself the daughter of Comte Jean Clérel de Tocqueville (himself the son of Comte Christian Clérel de Tocqueville and of his wife, née Alix de Chastenet de Puységur) and of his wife, née Marie-Louise d’Harcourt (herself the daughter of Comte Charles d’Harcourt and of his wife, née Princess Henriette de Beauvau-Craon)]), and his wife, née Stéphanie de Lalaing, had their second child, Alexandre, on 9 February. Their first child is named Marguerite. (added 4 Mar 2006)

Comte Gabriel de Kernier (son of Tanguy, Marquis de Kernier, and of his wife, née Jeanne-Claude d’Harcourt) and his wife, née Nathalie de La Kethulle de Ryhove, had their first child, François, on 15 April. (added 10 May 2006)

Comtesse Philippe d’Harcourt, née Guérin, died on 19 July. She is survived by her husband, Philippe (b.1939), and by three children. (added 24 Jul 2006)

Comtesse André de Chabannes, née Guillemette d’Harcourt, died on 26 September.

[She was born at Brumetz on 23 August 1908, daughter of Comte Joseph d’Harcourt and of his wife, née Blanche de Melun. In 1931 she married Comte André de Chabannes (1907-1989). They had no children.] (added 30 Sep 2006)

Comte Charles d'Humières died on 21 October.

[He was born at Alençon on 19 February 1927, son of Comte Firmin Marie Joseph François d'Humières and of his wife, née Jacqueline d’Harcourt. Since 1955 he had been married to Maryvonne Le Gall de Kérangal. He is survived by her, their three children, and nine grandchildren.] (added 25 oct 2006)

 

HATZFELDT

Friedrich Graf von Hatzfeldt-Trachenberg died at Köln on 19 March.

[He was born at Trachenberg on 22 October 1928, son of Hermann Fürst von Hatzfeldt, Duke von Trachenberg, and of his wife, née Elisabeth von Tschirschky und Bögendorff. Since 1964 he had been married to Marie Helene Freiin von Münchhausen, who survives him along with three children.] (added 22 Mar 2006)

 

HENCKEL von DONNERSMARCK

Elisabeth Gräfin Henckel von Donnersmarck, née Baroness Uggla, died on 14 April.

[She was born at Uppsala on 19 August 1915, daughter of Baron Evald Uggla and of his wife, née Kitty Thoresen. In 1942 she married Karl Erdmann Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck (1915-1993), son of Gido Otto Fürst Henckel von Donnersmarck and of his wife, née Princess Anna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She is survived by a son and a daughter, another daughter having died in infancy.] (added 21 Apr 2006)

 

HOHENBERG

Andreas Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck (son of Karl Josef Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck and of his wife, née Princess Marie Adelaide of Luxemburg) and his wife, née Princess Johanna von Hohenberg (daughter of Prince Albrecht von Hohenberg and of his wife, née Leontine Letitia Grfin von Cassis-Faraone) had their fourth child, Albrecht, on 27 March. (added 7 Jun 2006)

Prince Maximilian von Hohenberg (son of Prince George von Hohenberg and of his wife, née Princess Eleonore von Auersperg) and his wife, née Emilia Oliva, had their third child, Leopold, on 13 November. (added 17 Feb 2007)

According to the “Geburtenregister der Gemeinde Eisenerz, Österreich“, Erwein Nostitz-Rieneck was born in December, 2006, presumably the son of Friedrich Graf von Nostitz-Rieneck (himself the son of Aloys Graf von Nostitz-Rieneck [himself the son of Friedrich Graf von Nostitz-Rieneck and of his wife, née Princess Sophie von Hohenberg] and of his wife, née Theresia Gräfin von Waldburg-Zeil) and of his wife, née Stefanie Gräfin von Calice. Their elder child, Gräfin Ludmilla, is on the same register. (added 20 Mar 2007)

 

IMERETINSKY

Justin C F Spink (son of Mr and Mrs Anthony Spink, of Wollstone Mill House, Faringdon, Oxon) married Frances Marcella Smith-Dorrien-Smith (daughter of Robert Smith-Dorrien-Smith of Tresco Abbey [himself the son of Thomas Mervyn Smith-Dorrien-Smith and of his wife, née Princess Tamara Imeretinsky (herself the daughter of Prince Michael Imeretinsky and of his wife, née Margaret Stella Wright)] and of his former wife, née Lady Emma Windsor-Clive [herself the daughter of Other Robert Ivor Windsor-Clive, 3d Earl of Plymouth, and of his wife, née Caroline Helen Rice]) at St. Mary’s Church, Bromfield, on 2 September. (updated 17 Sep 2006)

IMPERIALI

Comte Arnaud de Pontac (son of Comte Bertrand de Pontac and of his wife, née Sylvie Périer de Feral de Schwarz) and his wife, née Comtesse Bérengère de Looz-Corswarem (daughter of Comte Arnould de Looz-Corswarem [himself the son of Comte Louis de Looz-Corswarem and of his wife, née Agnès Mélin de Vadicourt] and of his wife, née Comtesse Andrée de Looz-Corswarem [herself the daughter of Comte Arnold de Looz-Corswarem and of his wife, née Nina Imperiali dei Principi di Francavilla]), had their second child, Joy, at Paris on 3 March. (added 26 Mar 2006)

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) and his wife, née Comtesse 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]) had their first child, Eléonore, on 31 July. (added 20 Aug 2006)

Comte Nicolas du Chastel de la Howarderie (son of Count Henri du Chastel de la Howarderie [himself the son of Comte Jacques du Chastel de la Howarderie and of his wife, née Françoise de Cossé-Brissac] and of his wife, née Victoria–Elena Lopez de Carrizosa y Patino, marquesa del Merito) married Comtesse Soline de Looz Corswarem (daughter of Count Benoît de Looz Corswarem [himself the son of count Arnold de Looz Corswarem and of his wife née Nina Imperiali dei principi di Francavilla] and of his wife née Catherine de Taisne de Raymonval [herself the daughter of Charles de Taisne de Raymonval and of his née Nicole d’Harcourt]) at Buvrinnes in July. (added 9 Oct 2006)

Donna Maria Giuseppina Imperiali dei principi di Francavilla died in Rome on 2 October.

[She was born in 1927, daughter of Don Giovanni Imperiali dei principi di Francavilla (1890-1983) and of Donna Giulia Imperiali d' Afflitto dei principi di Francavilla (1894-1982). She was unmarried.] (added 12 Oct 2006)

Donna Eleonora Imperiali dei Principi di Francavilla, née contessa Pignatti Morano di Custoza, died in Rome on 25 December.

[She was born in Rome in 1947, daughter of Conte Gerolamo Pignatti Morano di Custoza and of Graziella Labra de Loyola. She married in 1970 Don Andrea Imperiali dei principi di Francavilla and is survived by him, three daughters and one son.] (added 6 Jan 2007)

 

LANTE MONTEFELTRO della ROVERE

John Harding (b.1934, husband of Lavinia dei Duchi Lante Montefeltro della Rovere) died in Phoenix, Arizona, on 12 November. (added 13 Nov 2006)

 

La ROCHEFOUCAULD

The engagement was announced between Comte Christophe Walewski (son of Comte Florian Walewski [himself the son of Comte Antoine Walewski (a descendant of Emperor Napoléon I) and of his wife, née Cécile Duvette] and of his wfie, née Patricia de Vogüé [herself the daughter of Comte Robert-Jean de Vogüé and of his wife, née Ghislaine Eudes d'Eudeville]) and Louise de La Rochefoucauld (daughter of Comte Pierre-Louis de La Rochefoucauld [himself the son of Alexandre de La Rochefoucauld, Duc d'Estissac, and of his wife, née Antoinette de Moustier] and of his wife, née Sabine de La Rochefoucauld [herself the daughter of Comte Bernard de La Rochefoucauld and of his wife, née Marie Brigitte Brian]). (added 4 Feb 2006)
 

The engagement was announced between Alban Carrelet de Loisy (son of Hubert Carrelet de Loisy [himself the son of François Carrelet de Loisy (himself the son of Raoul Carrelet de Loisy and of his wife, née Henriette de Parc) and of his wife, née Ghislaine Moreau de Bellaing (herself the daughter of Norbert Moreau de Bellaing and of his wife, née Marie Bonneau de Beauffort)] and of his wife, née Dominique Bouëssel du Bourg [herself the daughter of Alain Bouëssel du Bourg and of his wife, née Marie Annick de Tanoüarn (herself the daughter of Alfred de Tanoüarn and of his wife, née Suzanne Le Deuff)]) and Marie van den Broek d’Obrenan (daughter of Arnaud van den Broek d’Obrenan [himself the son of Philippe van den Broek d’Obrenan (himself the son of Edouard van den Broek d’Obrenan and of his wife, née Magdeleine Merlin d’Estreux de Beaugrenier) and of his wife, née Régine Liffort de Buffévent (herself the daughter of Michel Liffort de Buffévent and of his wife, née Monique Viellard)] and of his wife, née Marie-Hélène de Chabot [herself the daughter of Comte Charles de Chabot (himself the son of Comte Pierre-Marie de Chabot and of his wife, née Zoé de Nicolaÿ) and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Bryas (herself the daughter of Comte Charles de Bryas and of his wife, née Hélène de La Rochefoucauld)]). (added 19 Feb 2006)

Guillaume de Winter (son of Alain de Winter and of his wife, née Nicole Boulard) and his wife, née Gaëlle Brochard de La Rochebrochard (daughter of Comte Hervé Brochard de La Rochebrochard and of his wife, née Marie-Geneviève de La Rochefoucauld) had their second child, Astrid, at Paris on 5 February. (added 26 Mar 2006)

The engagement was announced between Comte Aymeric de Vasselot de Régné (son of Yves, Marquis de Vasselot de Régné [himself the son of Armand, Marquis de Vasselot de Régné (himself the son of Gaston, Marquis de Vasselot de Régné, 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 of his wife, née Marguerite Marie Huon de Kermadec [herself the daughter of Georges Huon de Kermadec (himself the son of Vicomte Alain Huon de Kermadec and of his wife, née Camilla Médina) and of his wife, née Catherine de Blanchetti (herself the daughter of Louis de Blanchetti and of his wife, née Gertrude de Boissonneaux de Chevigny)]) and Aude d’Aboville (daughter of Comte Norbert d’Aboville [himself the son of Comte Henri d’Aboville (himself the son of Comte Louis d’Aboville and of his wife, née Marguerite Tournouër) and of his wife, née Christiane de Clercq (herself the daughter of Guillaume de Clercq and of his wife, née Colette Desvernay)] and of his wife, née Alix du Cauzé de Nazelle [herself the daughter of Antoine du Cauzé de Nazelle (himself the son of Ferdinand du Cauzé de Nazelle and of his wife, née Anne-Marie de Jouffroy-Gonsans) and of his wife, née Chantal du Bessey de Contenson (herself the daughter of Stanislas du Bessey de Contenson and of his wife, née Sophie Geoffray)]). (added 26 Mar 2006)

Comte Pierre de La Rochefoucauld (son of Comte Jacques de La Rochefoucauld and of his wife, née Béatrice Gilli) and his wife, née Alix van der Kemp (daughter of Frank van der Kemp and of Mme Elisabeth de Ribes) had their first child, Jacques-Olivier, on 27 April. (added 12 Jun 2006)

Armand-Louis Antoine Renaud de Vienne (son of Comte Geoffroy de Vienne and of his wife, née Marie-Sibylle Rivet de Sabatier) and his wife, née Anne-Laure de La Rochefoucauld (daughter of Comte Jacques de La Rochefoucauld and of his wife, née Béatrice Gilli) had their first child, Eléonore, on 15 March. (added 18 Jun 2006)

Eric Champagne de Labriolle (son of M. and Mme. Alain Champagne de Labriolle) married Osmode de La Rochefoucauld (daughter of Comte Pierre-Louis de La Rochefoucauld and of his wife, née Solange d’Aubert) on 30 September. (added 17 Nov 2006)

 

LEEDS

Richard Arthur de Yarburgh-Bateson, 6th and last Lord Deramore, died on 20 August.

[He was born on 9 April 1911, second son of George Nicholas de Yarburgh-Bateson, 4th Lord Deramore, and of his wife, née Muriel Katherine Grey (daughter of Arthur Duncombe Grey and of his wife, née Katherine Henrietta Venezia Milbank [herself the daughter of Henry John Milbank and of his second wife, née Lady Susan Osborne (of the Dukes of Leeds)]). He succeeded his brother as 6th Lord Deramore in 1964. Since 1948 he had been married to Janet Mary Ware, who survives him along with their only child, Hon. Mrs. Ann Katherine Peel. The title becomes extinct.] (added 27 Aug 2006)

 

LEUCHTENBERG

Eugenia Elisabeth von Bruch, née Duchess von Leuchtenberg, died on 2 May.

[She was born at Munich on 18 May 1929, daughter of Duke Nicholas von Leuchtenberg and of his second wife, née Elisabeth Müller-Himmler. In 1958 she married Martin von Bruch (1911-1988). She is survved by their daughter, Irene Alexandra.] (added 7 May 2006)

 

LÉVIS MIREPOIX

The engagement was announced between François-Gaspard du Vignaud de Villefort (son of Pierre du Vignaud de Villefort and of his wife, née Clarisse d'Authouars de Wasservas) and Céline de Lhoneux (daughter of Paul de Lhoneux [himself the son of Jean de Lhoneux and of his wife, née Myriam Nève de Mévergnies] and of his wife, née Florence Le Boucq de Beaudignies [herself the daughter of Rolland Le Boucq de Beaudignies (himself the son of Roger Le Boucq de Beaudignies and of his wife, née Albertine de Lévis Mirepoix) and of his wife, née Chantal de Talhouët]). (added 23 Jan 2006)

Guillaume Yves Marie Robert Anne de Lévis-Mirepoix (son of Antoine Joseph, Marquis de Lévis-Mirepoix, Duque de San Fernando Luis, and of his wife, née Princess Isabelle de Croy) became engaged to Antonella d’Avanzo (daughter of Antonio d’Avanzo) in November. (added 26 Nov 2006)
 

 

LEYEN

Richard Freiherr von Aretin (b.1926, son of Erwein Freiherr von Aretin [himself the son of Anton Freiherr von Aretin and of his wife, née Maria Anna Princess von der Leyen (herself the daughter of Philipp Fürst von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck and of his wife, née Princess Adelheid Karoline von Thurn und Taxis)] and of his wife, née Maria Anna Gräfin von Belcredi) died on 11 October. (added 14 Oct 2006)

 

LIEVEN

Prince Werner Hans Georg Gert von Lieven (b.1932, son of Prince Alexander Arved Werner Gert von Lieven and of his wife, née Erna Johanna Gruner) died at Blieskastel on 26 October. He had been married to Sigrid Hartwich and had one daughter, Alexandra Charlotte. (added 10 May 2007)

 

LIGNE

The engagement was announced between Comte Olivier de Lannoy (son of Comte Philippe de Lannoy [himself the son of Comte Paul de Lannoy (himself the son of Comte Philippe de Lannoy and of his wife, née Rosalie de Beeckman) and of his wife, née Princess Béatrix de Ligne (herself the daughter of Prince Ernest de Ligne and of his wife, née Diane de Cossé Brissac)] and of his wife, née Alixe della Faille de Leverghem [herself the daughter of Comte Harold della Faille de Leverghem (himself the son of Comte Gustave della Faille de Leverghem and of his wife, née Isabelle de Meester) and of his wife, née Madeleine de Brouchoven de Bergeyck (herself the daughter of Comte Louis de Brouchoven de Bergeyck and of his wife, née Marie Moretus Plantin)]) and Alice van Havre (daughter of Chevalier van Havre and of his wife, née de Hennin de Boussu Walcourt). (added 28 Apr 2006)

The engagement was announced between Comte Tristan Guyon de Montlivault (son of Comte Nicolas Guyon de Montlivault [himself the son of Comte Robert Guyon de Montlivault (himself the son of Comte Emmanuel Guyon de Montlivault and of his wife, née Jeanne Lebreton de Vonne) and of his wife, née Marie-Christine de Maistre (herself the daughter of Comte François-Benoît de Maistre and of his wife, née Geneviève de Maistre)] and of his wife, née Béatrice de Roussel de Préville [herself the daughter of Guy de Roussel de Préville (himself the son of Ginzague de Roussel de Préville and of his wife, née Edith de Hédouville) and of his wife, née Hélène Ivanes de Puisabert]) and Isaure Leclerc de Hauteclocque (daughter of Comte Henri Leclerc de Hauteclocque [himself the son of Comte Charles Leclerc de Hauteclocque (himself the son of Comte Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque and of his wife, née Thérèse de Gargan) and of his wife, née Geneviève de Chabot-Tramecort (herself the daughter of Vicomte Robert de Chabot-Tramecourt and of his wife, née Princess Henriette de Ligne)] and of his wife, née Hélène Rouxelin de Formigny de La Londe [herself the daughter of Jehan Rouxelin de Formigny de La Londe (himself the son of Henry Rouxelin de Formigny de La Londe and of his wife, née Jeanne Marie Antoinette Le Maire de Marne) and of his wife, née Anne-Marie Costrel de Corainville (herself the daughter of Guillaume Costrel de Corainville and of his wife, née Edith de Bray)]). (added 18 Jun 2006)

Baron Baudouin Gillès de Pélichy and his wife, née Princess Elisabeth de Ligne (daughter of Prince Wauthier de Ligne [himself the son of Prince Michel de Ligne and of his wife née Princess Alix of Luxembourg] and of his wife née Countess Régine de Renesse) had their first child, Antoine, on 5 July. (added 13 Jul 2006)

Renaud, Vicomte de Chabot-Tramecourt, died on 2 September.

[He was born on 11 May 1921, son of Robert, Vicomte de Chabot-Tramecourt, and of his wife, née Princess Henriette de Ligne (herself the daughter of Prince Ernest de Ligne and of his wife, née Diane de Cossé Brissac). Since 1945 he had been married to Clotilde de Chabot-Tramecourt (daughter of Comte Pierre-Marie de Chabot-Tramecourt and of his wife, née Zoé de Nicolay). He is survived by her and by their eleven children.] (added 4 Sep 2006)

Tanguy Hermanns (son of Philippe Hermanns and of his wife, née Claire Le Fèvere de Ten Hove) and his wife, née Anne-Charlotte de Chabannes (daughter of Alain Comte de Chabannes [himself a grandson of Henri, Marquis de Chabannes, and of his wife, née Mahaut de Béthune (of the Princes de Béthune-Hesdigneul)] and of his wife, née Philippine de Chabot-Tramecourt [herself the daughter of Renaud Vicomte de Chabot-Tramecourt (himself the son of Robert Vicomte de Chabot-Tramecourt and of his wife, née Princess Henriette de Ligne) and of his wife, née Clotilde de Chabot-Tramecourt]) had their first child, Karl-Eric, on 29 October. (added 2 Dec 2006)

 

 

LUCCHESI PALLI

Nobile Fabrizio Ceccaroni Cambi Voglia dei marchesi del Piano di Brogliano (b.1970, son of Nobile Pierleandro Ceccaroni Cambi Voglia dei marchesi del Piano di Brogliano [b.1936, himself son of Nobile Fabrizio Ceccaroni Cambi Voglia, Marchese del Piano di Brogliano (1887-1951) and of Donna Carolina Lucchesi-Palli dei principi di Campofranco (1889-1956)] and of Erika Monacelli, Nobile di Fossombrone) married Anna Isabella Squarzina in Rome on 6 May. (added 20 May 2006)

Giovanni Gigli Cervi, Conte di Mulazzano con Faviano, died at Chiavari on 25 June.

[He was born at Genoa on 19 January 1922, son of Alessandro Gigli-Cervi Cte di Mulazzano con Faviano (himself the son of Giovanni Gigli-Cervi Cte di Mulazzano con Faviano and of his wife, née Corona dei Marchesi Cavriani [herself the daughter of Massimiliano dei Marchesi Cavriani and of his wife, née Isabella Luccesi Palli dei Principi di Campofranco]) and of his wife, née Severina Peroni. In 1952 he married Sara Sartori. They had one son, Alessandr, and one daughter, Maria Paola.] (added 2 Jul 2006)

 

MAGENTA

Gaëtan Galouzeau de Villepin died at Paris on 9 February.

[He was born at Alençon on 20 January 1925, son of Geoffroy Galouzeau de Villepin, Baron de Seewald (himself the son of Alphonse Galouzeau de Villepin [himself the son of François-Xavier Galouzeau de Villepin and of his wife, née Marie-Eugénie de Blair] and of his wife, née Marie Jarrit-Delille [herself the daughter of Edmond Jarrit-Delille and of his wife, née Fanny Romanet de Caillaud]), and of his wife, née Anne-Marie d'Aboville (herself the daughter of Comte Christian d'Aboville [himself the son of Comte Augustin Ernest d'Aboville and of his wife, née Noémie Bertrand de Rivière] and of his wife, née Renée Hennecart [herself the daughter of Jules Joseph Hennecart and of his wife, née Annette de Mackau]). In 1953 he married France de Touchet (daughter of Antoine, Marquis de Touchet [himself the son of Come Gabriel de Touchet and of his wife, née Marie Hennecart (sister of Renée Hennecart, supra)], and of his wife, née Brigitte de Mac Mahon [herself the daughter of Emmanuel, Comte de Mac Mahon (himself the son of Patrice de Mac Mahon, Duc de Magenta, and of his wife, née Elisabeth de La Croix de Castries), and of his wife, née Marguerite de Chinot de Fromessent]). She died in 1993. He is survived by their ten children and numerous grandchildren.] (added 12 Feb 2006)
 

Nathalie de Mac Mahon de Magenta died at Evreux on 25 February.

[She was born at Paris on 11 April 1939, daughter of Maurice de Mac Mahon, Duc de Magenta (himself the son of Patrice de Mac Mahon, Duc de Magenta [himself the son of Patrice de Mac Mahon, Duc de Magenta, and of his wife, née Elisabeth de La Croix de Castries], and of his wife, née Princess Marguerite d’Orléans [herself the daughter of Prince Robert d’Orléans, Duc de Chartres, and of his wife, née Princess Françoise d’Orléans]), and of his wife, née Marguerite de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay (herself the daughter of Philippe de Riquet, Prince de Caraman-Chimay [himself the son of Eugène de Riquet, Prince de Caraman-Chimay, and of his wife, née Louise de Graffenried-Villars], and of his wife, née Jeanne de Boisgelin [herself the daughter of Comte Bruno de Boisgelin and of his wife, née Madeleine Hennessy]). She was unmarried.] (added 1 Mar 2006)

Jean-Alain Ratiaray and his wife, née Isabelle Jaboulet-Vercherre (daughter of Pierre Jaboulet-Vercherre and of his former wife, née Véronique de Mac Mahon de Magenta [herself the daughter of Maurice de Mac Mahon, Duc de Magenta, and of his wife, née Marguerite de Riquet, Comtesse de Chimay et de Caraman]) had their third child, Violette. (added 11 Mar 2006)

Comte Henri de Rodez-Benavent (son of Comte Marc-Antoine de Rodez-Benavent [himself the son of Comte Philippe de Rodez-Benavent (himself the son of Comte Hugues de Rodez-Benavent and of his wife, née Yvonne Law de Lauriston) and of his wife, née Françoise Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau (herself the daughter of Comte Amalric Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau and of his wife, née Amélie de Mac Mahon de Magenta)] and of his wife, née Odile Baldy) married Sigrid Aune at Oslo on 1 July. (added 1 Jul 2006)

Comtesse Philippe de Rodez Benavent, née Françoise Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau, died at Montpellier on 31 July.

[She was born at Paris on 21 May 1922, daughter of Comte Amalric Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau (himself the son of Comte Louis Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau [himself the son of Comte Amalric Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau and of his wife, née Anne Marie Mortier de Trévise] and of his wife, née Marie Marguerite Pourroy de Laubérivière de Quinsonas) and of his wife, née Amélie de Mac Mahon de Magenta (herself the daughter of Patrice de Mac Mahon, Duc de Magenta, and of his wife, née Princess Marguerite d’Orléans). In 1946 she married Comte Philippe de Rodez Benavent (1913-1977). She is survived by their three children.] (added 8 Aug 2006)

Régine Durieu de Lacarelle (born 21 September 1917, daughter of Etienne, comte Durieu de Lacarelle, and of his wife, née Thérèse Marie de Lur-Saluces (herself daughter of Eugène, comte de Lur-Saluces and of his wife, née Anne Isabelle de Mac Mahon [herself daughter of Charles Henri, marquis de Mac Mahon [elder borther to Patrice, duc de Magenta] and of his wife, née Henriette Radegonde de Pérusse des Cars (herself daughter of Amédée de Pérusse des Cars, second Duc des Cars, and of his wife, née Augustine-Joséphine du Bouchet)]) died on 8 August. (added 23 Feb 2007)

 

MANCHESTER

Lady Marioth Christina Hay died on 29 April.

[She was born on 1 September 1918, daughter of Lord Edward Hay (himself the son of William Montagu Hay, 10th Marquess od Tweeddale [himself the son of George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, and of his wife, née Lady Susan Montagu (of the Dukes of Manchester)], and of his wife, née Candida Louise Bartolucci) and of his first wife, née Violet Florence Catherine (Bridget) Barclay. She was married firstly, from 1940 to 1954, George Richard Trotter, by whom she had three children. She married secondly, in 1954, Sir Giffird Wheaton Grey Fox, 2nd Bt. (d.1959); and thirdly, from 1963 to 1971, Sir Jack James.] (added 8 May 2006)

Mary, Countess of Kintore, died at Roxburghe House on 1 August.

[She was born the daughter of Elisha Gaddis Plum, of New Jersey, and in 1972 married Michael Canning William John Keith, 13th Earl of Kintore (son of James Ian Baird, later Keith, 12th Earl of Kintore [himself the son of John Lawrence Baird, Viscount Stonehaven, and of his wife, née Ethel Sydney Keith-Falconer, 11th Countess of Kintore (herself the daughter of Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore, and of his wife, née Lady Sydney Charlotte Montagu [of the Dukes of Manchester])], and of his wife, née Delia Virginia Loyd). He died in 2004. She is survived by a son, the 14th Earl, and a daughter.] (added 4 Aug 2006)

 

MARLBOROUGH

Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, and his wife, née Caroline Hutton, had their second child together, Lara, on 16 March.
[Earl Spencer has four children from his first marriage to Victoria Lockwood, and Caroline has two children from her first marriage to Matthew Freud.] (updated 19 Aug 2006)

Orlando Gregory Fraser (b.1967, son of the late Rt Hon Sir Hugh Charles Patrick Joseph Fraser [himself the son of Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Lord Lovat (himself the son of Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Lovat, and of his wife, née Alice mary Weld-Blundell), and of his wife, née Hon. Laura Lister (herself the daughter of Thomas Lister, 4th Lord Ribblesdale, and of his first wife, née Charlotte Monckton Tennant)] and of his wife, née Lady Antonia Pakenham [the author, now Lady Antonia Pinter, wife of playwright Harold Pinter, and daughter of Francis Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford (himself the son of Thomas Pakenham, 5th Earl of Longford, and of his wife, née Lady Mary Julia Child-Villiers), and of his wife, née Elizabeth Harman (herself the daughter of Nathaniel Bishop Harman)]) married Clementine Silvia Hambro (b.1976, daughter of (Alexander) Richard Hambro [himself the son of Jocelyn Olaf Hambro (himself the son of Ronald Olaf Hambro and of his wife, née Winifred Emily Ridley-Smith) and of his first wife, née Ann Silvia Muir (herself the daughter of Rowland Huntley Muir)], and of his former wife, née Hon Charlotte Clementine Soames [now Countess Peel, daughter of Arthur Christopher John Soames, Lord Soames, and of his wife, née Hon Mary Spencer-Churchill (herself the daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill and of his wife, née Clementine Ogilvy Hozier)]) at St. Margaret’s Westminster, on 3 November. (updated 11 Nov 2006)

Major James Anthony de L'Etang Duckworth-Chad (elder son of Anthony Duckworth-Chad and of his wife, née Elizabeth Sarah Wake-Walker [herself the daughter of Christopher Baldwin Hughes Wake-Walker and of his wife, née Lady Anne Spencer (herself the daughter of the 7th Earl Spencer, of the family of the Dukes of Marlborough)]) and jis wife, née Lady Laura Melissa Fortescue-Gore (elder daughter of Arthur Desmond Colquhoun Gore, 6th Earl of Arran, and of his wife, née Eleanor van Cutsem) had their first child, Molly Lettice Frtescue, on 21 September. (added 30 Sep 2006)

The engagement was announced in September, 2006, between David W. Pite (son of Mr and Mrs John James Pite) and Lucy Diana Sandys (b.1971, daughter of the late Hon. Julian George Winston Sandys, QC [himself the son of Edwin Duncan Sandys, Lord Duncan-Sandys, and of his wife, née Hon. Diana Spencer-Churchill (herself the daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, of the family of the Dukes of Marlborough)], and of his wife, née Elizabeth Martin, of London). (added 30 Sep 2006)

Anne Katherine Gabrielle, Viscountes Ridley, née Lumley, died on 17 October.

[She was born on 16 November 1928, daughter of Lawrence Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough (himself the son of Hon. Osbert Victor George Atheling Lumley [himself the son of Richard George Lumley, 9th Earl of Scarbrough, and of his wife, née Frederica Mary Adeliza Drummond] and of his wife, née Constance Ellinor Patten [herself the daughter of Hon. Eustace John Wilson Patten and of his wife, née Emily Constantia Thynne]), and of his wife, née Katharine Isobel McEwen (herself the daughter of Robert Finnie McEwen [himself the son of Rev. John McEwen and of his wife, née Isabella Finnie] and of his wife, née Mary Frances Dundas [herself the daughter of Henry Robert Duncan Dundas]). Since 1953 she had been married to Matthew White Ridley, 4th Viscount Ridley (son of Matthew White Ridley, 3rd Viscount Ridley [himself the son of Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Viscount Ridley (himself the son of Matthew White Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley, and of his wife, née Hon. Mary Georgiana Marjoribanks), and of his wife, née Hon. Rosamond Cornelia Gwladys Guest (herself the daughter of Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Viscount Wimborne, and of his wife, née Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill [of the Dukes of Marlborough])] and of his wife, née Ursula Lutyens [herself the daughter of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens]). She is survived by him and by their four children.] (added 22 Oct 2006)

 

MASSIMO LACELLOTTI

Donna Natalia Massimo Lancellotti dei principi di Prossedi died in Rome on 25 June.

[She was born in 1917, daughter of Principe Don Luigi Massimo Lancellotti, 1st Principe di Prossedi (1881-1968) and of Countess Marie de Merode (1884-1973). She was unmarried.] (added 20 Jul 2006)

 

MEDINA-CELI

Lluis Sans reported on the Royauté2 group two recent births: 1) Isabel Otamendi Juliani, first child of Javier Otamendi Urigüen and of Isabel Juliani Fernández de Córdoba; and 2) Juan Lugo Juliani, first child of María Luisa Juliani Fernández de Córdoba and of Juan Lugo Sanchiz. The mothers of both infants are daughters of Félix Juliani y Herrán and of his wife, née Maria Luisa Fernández de Córdoba (of the Condes de Gondomar, and a descendant of the Fernández de Córdoba Duques de Arion and de Medina-Celi.) (added 4 Sep 2006)

 

MELI LUPI DI SORAGNA TARASCONI

Marchese e Conte Don Lupo Luigi Meli Lupi di Soragna Tarasconi dei principi di Soragna died in Vigatto, near Parma, Italy, on 5 July.

[He was born in 1928, son of Marchese e Conte Don Antonio Meli Lupi di Soragna Tarasconi dei principi di Soragna (1885-1971) and of Elsa Fischer (1895-1974). He married in 1962 Maria Luisa Verdecchia and is survived by her and two sons, Don Alessandro and Don Raimondo. Don Lupo Luigi was a member of the Princely House Meli Lupi's marchional branch, who added the surname Tarasconi, by adoption of Count Carlo Tarasconi and confirmed by Royal Decree of   the King of Italy in 1890.] (added 20 Jul 2006)

 

MELZI D’ERIL

Donna Bianca Melzi d’Eril, Duchessa di Lodi, née dei conti Miari, died in Vaprio d'Adda, near Milan, on 3 June.

[She was born in 1912, daughter of Conte Ludovico Miari (1872-1952) and of  Maria Teresa dei conti Pelli Fabbroni (1877-1970). She married in 1939 Don Ludovico Melzi d'Eril, 7th Duca di Lodi e 16th Conte di Magenta (1906-1994) and is survived by three sons and one daughter.] (added 20 Jul 2006)

 

MERODE

The engagement was announced between Stéphane Verhaegen and Princess Marie-Elisabeth (Maïli) de Merode (daughter of Prince Baudouin de Merode [himself the son of Prince Albert de Merode (himself the son of Prince Félix de Merode and of his wife, née Françoise de Clermont-Tonnerre) and of his wife, née Henriette de Vogüé (herself the daughter of Comte François de Vogüé and of his wife, née Clotilde de Durfort Civrac de Lorge)] and of his wife, née Elisabeth Budes de Guébriant [herself the daughter of Comte Geoffroy Budes de Guébriant (himself the son of Comte Alfred Budes de Guébriant and of his wife, née Irène de La Grange) and of his wife, née Princess Pauline de Merode (herself the daughter of Prince Louis de Merode and of his wife, née Elisabeth de Moustier)]). (added 2 May 2006)

Roger Houzel (son of François Xavier Houzel and of his wife, née Béatrice de Rohan-Chabot) and his wife, née Princess Claire de Merode (daughter of Prince Baudouin de Merode and of his first wife, née Elisabeth Budes de Guébriant) had their fourth child, Rosalie, at Brussels on 19 July. (added 11 Sep 2006)

The engagement was announced between Frederic Berghmans (son of Vincent Berghmans [himself the son of the late Jean Berghmans and of his wife, née baroness Elisabeth Lhoist] and of his wife née Béatrice Budes de Guébriant [herself the daughter of the late Comte Geoffroy Budes de Guébriant and of his first wife, née princess Pauline de Merode]) and Comtesse Elise de Marchant et d’Ansembourg (daughter of Count Hubert d’Ansembourg and of his wife née Thérèse  Poswick de Crawhez). (added 18 Sep 2006)

The engagement was announced between baron Werner de Giey (son of baron Guillaume de Giey and of his wife née Colette (of the barons) Gillès de Pélichy) and Pauline Berghmans (daughter of Vincent Berghmans [himself the son of the late Jean Berghmans and of his wife, née baroness Elisabeth Lhoist] and of his wife, née Béatrice Budes de Guébriant [herself the daughter of the late Comte Geoffroy Budes de Guébriant and of his first wife, née princess Pauline de Merode]). (added 18 Sep 2006)

Princess Frédéric de Merode, née Amélie de Tulle de Villefranche, died at Brussels on 21 October.

[She was born at Villarceaux on 1 January 1911, daughter of Henri Antoine Jean de Tulle, Marquis de Villefranche, and of his wife, née Princess Thérèse de Merode. In 1933 she married Prince Frédéric de Merode (1911-1958). Their son, Alexandre, died in 2002. She is survived by a daughter, Thérèse.] (added 25 Oct 2006)

 

MORTEMART

The engagement was announced between Comte Jean-Gabriel de Rochechouart de Mortemart (son of Comte Jean de Rochechouart de Mortemart [himself the son of Comte Gabriel de Rochechouart de Mortemart (himself the son of René de Rochechouart de Mortemart, Come de Mortemart, and of his wife, née Elisabeth de Riquet de Caraman) and of his wife, née Jacqueline de Galliffet (herself the daughter of Charles de Galliffet and of his wife, née Frances Stevens)] and of his wife, née Emmanuela de Virieu [herself the daughter of Raoul, Marquis de Virieu (himself the son of Joseph, Marquis de Virieu, and of his wife, née Félicie de Blacas d’Aulps), and of his wife, née Chantal de Dampierre (herself the daughter of Guy Godefroy Antoine de Dampierre and of his wife, née Etiennette de Moulins de Rochefort)]) and Marie-Eugénie de Rougé (daughter of Comte Bonabes de Rougé [himself the son of Comte Philippe de Rougé (himself the son of Comte Antoine de Rougé and of his wife, née Olga de Sonis) and of his wife, née Agnès Lefebvre de Laboulaye (herself the daughter of André Lefebvre de Laboulaye and of his wife, née Marie Hély d’Oissel)] and of his first wife, née Chriselle de Tinguy du Pouët [herself the daughter of Armand de Tinguy du Pouët and of his wife, née Annette France]). (added 4 Mar 2006)

The forthcoming marriage was announced between Maxence de Froissard de Brossia (son of Amaury, Marquis de Froissard de Brossia [himself the son of Maxence, Marquis de Froissard de Brossia (himself the son of Aymard, Marquis de Froissard de Brossia, and of his wife, née Marie de Rochechouart de Mortemart), and of his wife, née Isabelle de Geoffre de Chabrignac (herself the daughter of Pierre de Geoffre de Chabrignac and of his wife, née Yoanne de Marsay)], and of his wife, née Claire de Menthon [herself the daughter of Comte Pierre de Menthon (himself the son of Comte Henry de Menthon and of his wife, née Marguerite Picot de Moras d’Aligny) and of his wife, née Françoise Bordeaux Montrieux (herself the daughter of Pierre Bordeaux Montrieux and of his wife, née Jeanne Pauline Marie Thénard)]) and Anne-Laure Dalloz-Furet. (added 24 Apr 2006)

Comte Charles-Henri de Rochechouart de Mortemart (son of Comte Gérald de Rochechouart de Mortemart and of his wife, née Brigitte de Perusse des Cars) and his wife, née Elodie Segard (daughter of Hubert Segard and of his wife, née Diane Le Gras du Luart de Montsaulnin [herself the daughter of Albert Elliot Comte Le Gras de Luart du Montsaulnin and of his wife, née Elisabeth de La Rochefoucauld]) had their second child, Alexandre, at Paris on 18 July. (added 11 Sep 2006)

 

MURAT

Denis Olivier Charissoux married Princess Laetitia Caroline Marie Pierre Murat (daughter of Joachim, Prince Murat, and of his wife, née Laurence Mouton) on 29 July. (updated 19 Aug 2006)

Prince Christophe Murat (son of Prince Lucien Murat and of his wife, née Evelyne Reille) and his wife, née Virginie Ricaud, had their third child, Alexandre, on 16 August. (added 11 Sep 2006)

 

NOAILLES

Mme Manuel de Yturbe, née Marie de La Croix de Castries, died on 30 June.

[She was born the daughter of Cte François de La Croix de Castries (himself the son of Comte Gaspard de La Croix de Castries [himself the son of Comte Eugène de La Croix de Castries and of his wife, née Agathe Geneviève Augustine Aglaé de Séran] and of his wife, née Alix de Saint-Georges de Vérac [herself the daughter of Olivier de Saint-Georges, Marquis de Vérac, and of his wife, née Euphémie de Noailles]) and of his wife, née Rosita Guzmán. She married Manuel de Yturbe (son of Miguel de Yturbe and of his wife, née Maria-Thérèsa Limantour). She is survived by their five childen.] (added 1 Jul 2006)

 

NORFOLK

Anthony Mumford, CVO, OBE, died at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary on 7 February.

[He had been the husband since 1986 of Lady Mary Katharine Fitzalan Howard (b.1940, second daughter of Bernard Marmaduke Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk, and of his wife, née Hon. Lavinia Strutt). He is survived by her and by a son, Lowrey, from a previous marriage.] (added 10 Feb 2006)
 

The engagement was announced 11 April, 2006, between Charles C. Wigan (elder son of Mr Michael Wigan, of Wivelrod, Hampshire, and Mrs John Loudon, of Pusey, Oxfordshire) and Lady Maria Alice Jubilee Balfour (b.1977, third daughter of Roderick Francis Arthur Balfour, 5th Earl of Balfour, and of his wife, née Lady Tessa Fitzalan-Howard [herself the daughter of Miles Francis Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk, and of his wife, née Ann Mary Teresa Constable-Maxwell]). (added 14 Apr 2006)

Hon. Mrs Edmund Howard, née Cécile Geoffroy-Déchaume, died on 29 May. In 1906 she had married Hon. Edmund Bernard Carlo Howard (1909-2005), son of the 1st Lord Howard of Penrith, of the family of the Dukes of Norfolk. (added 9 Jun 2006)

Lady Winefride Alice Freeman,  née Fitzalan-Howard, died at St.Teresa's Residential Care Home, Kensington, on 27 May.

[She was born at Arundel on 31 October 1914, daughter of Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk, and of his second wife, Gwendolyn Constable-Maxwell, 12th Baroness Herries of Terregles. She married in 1943 John Edward Broke Freeman. He died in 1986. They had one son and two daughters.] (added 21 Jun 2006)

Lady Mariegold Jamieson, née Fitzalan-Howard, died on 18 September.

[She was born in London on 29 August 1919, daughter of Bernard Edward Fitzalan-Howard, 3rd Lord Howard of Glossop, and of his wife, née Mona Josephine Tempest Stapleton, 11th Baroness Beaumont. Her brother, Miles, succeeded as 17th Duke of Norfolk in 1975. She married, in 1957 Gerald James Auldjo Jamieson (d.1992). She is survived by their two sons.] (added 23 Sep 2006)

 

NORTHUMBERLAND

Justin St.Clair Hardy and his wife, née Larissa Anne Heber-Percy (daughter of the late Alan Cyril Heber-Percy [of the Dukes of Northumberland] and of his first wife, née Susan Mary Hornby [former wife of the Duke of Marlborough]) had their fouth son, Summer Skye Carly, on 31 May. (added 17 Jun 2006)

Mrs Diana Heber-Percy, née Radclyffe, died on 28 July.

[She was born the daughter of Raymond Augustus Edward Radclyffe, and married, in 1944, as his second wife, Cyril Hugh Reginald Heber-Percy (1905-1989), of the Dukes of Northumberland, son of Algernoon Hugh Heber-Percy, of Hodnet Hall, and of his wife, née Gladys May Hulton-Harrop. They divorced in 1959. She is survived by a son and two grandchildren.] (added 4 Aug 2006)

The engagement was announced in November between Sir Andrew Peter Monro Walker-Okeover, 5th Bt. (b.22 May 1978, son of Sir Peter Walker-Okeover, 4th Bt. [himself the son of Sir Ian Peter Andrew Monro Walker-Okeover, 3rd Bt., and of his wife, née Dorothy Elizabeth Heber-Percy (of the Dukes of Northumberland)], and of his first wife, née Catherine Mary Maule Ramsay) and Philippa L.M. Swabey (younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Swabey, of Tuscany, Italy). (added 26 Nov 2006)

The engagement was announced in December between Niall P. Hampton (son of Michael Hampton, of Shirley, Surrey and of Mrs Eric Carter, of Twickenham) and Georgina Elizabeth Walker-Okeover (b.1976, daughter of Sir Peter Walker-Okeover, 4th Bt. [himself the son of Sir Ian Peter Andrew Monro Walker-Okeover, 3rd Bt., and of his wife, née Dorothy Elizabeth Heber-Percy (of the Dukes of Northumberland)], and of his first wife, née Catherine Mary Maule Ramsay). (added 5 Dec 2006)

 

OBOLENSKY

Prince Alexei Nikolaevich Obolensky died while visiting his family’s former estates in Kaluga province, Russia, on 26 February.

[He was born at Lochtenhorst, near Hannover, on 28 October 1919, son of Prince Nikolai Alexeivich Obolensky and of his wife, née Princess Sophia Ouroussov. He had been married firstly, from 1948 to 1956, to Marta Fernström, and secondly, since 1956, to Selene Rountree Smith. He is survived by her and their three children.] (added 7 Mar 2006)

 

ORSINI und ROSENBERG

Hubertus Graf Czernin von Chudenitz died at Vienna on 10 June.

[He was born at Vienna on 17 January 1956, son of Felix Graf Czernin (himself the son of Paul Graf Czernin and of his wife, née Gabriele Gräfin von Orsini und Rosenberg) and of his second wife, née Franziska von Mayer-Gunthof. He was married from 1979 to 1981 to Christina Teresa Gräfin Szapáry, and since 1984 to Valerie Freiin von Baratta-Dragona. He is also survived by three children.] (added 13 Jun 2006)

 

PACELLI

Principessa Gabriella Pacelli, nèe Ricci Bartoloni, died in Rome on 15 June, aged 94.

[She was born in Lugo on 15 August 1912, daughter of Giulio Ricci Bartoloni, Nobile di Pesaro, and of Angiolina Mordenti, and married in 1936 Principe and Marchese Don Marcantonio Pacelli (b.Rome 16-5-1907), Nobile Romano, Nobile di Acquapendente e Nobile di Sant’Angelo in Vado. She was survived by him and by two sons and one daughter. (added 17 June 2006)

Principe and Marchese Don Marcantonio Pacelli died at Rome on 31 December.

[He was born at Rome on 16 May 1907, son of Marchese Francesco Pacelli, Nobile Romano, Nobile di Acquapendente and Nobile di Sant’Angelo in Vado (1872-1935) and of his wife, née Luigia Filippini Lera. On 27 April 1936 he married Gabriella Ricci Bartoloni (1912-2006). He was survived by two sons and one daughter. Principe Don Marcantonio Pacelli was the last surviving nephew of the late Sovereign Pontiff Pius XII (who was his father's brother). The elder son of Don Marcantonio, Don Francesco (b.1939) is the new Principe Pacelli.] (added 4 Jan 2007)

 

PATERNÒ

Don Raimondo Paternò Castello dei duchi di Carcaci died in Catania, Sicily, on 20 March.

[He was born in 1937, son of  Don Vincenzo Paternò Castello dei duchi di Carcaci (1897-1978) and of Baroness Maria Rosset Desandrè (1898-1954). He was unmarried.] (added 11 Apr 2006)

 

PIGNATELLI

Principe Don Andrea Pignatelli di Cerchiara died at Rome on 26 June.

[He was born at Rome on 14 November 1918, son of Principe Don Fabrizio Pignatelli di Cerchiara (1888-1931) and of his wife, née Maria Teresa Orlando (1894-1984). In 1948 he married Marcella Arlotta Figarola Tarino dei Conti di Gropello (1922-1984). Since 1985 he had been married to Maria Teresa Morosini, Patrizia di Venezia (b.1930). By his first wife, Principe Don Andrea had one daughter, Donna Giovanna (b.1949), married to Paolo Saint Amour di Chanaz dei marchesi di Chanaz; and one son, Don Fabrizio (b.1951), married to Eugenia Galateri dei conti di Genola.] (updated 20 Jul 2006)

 

POLIGNAC

Princesse Hubert de Polignac, née Radégonde Moullart de Vilmarest, died at Suresnes on 19 January.
[She was born at Saint-Etienne on 7 June 1921, daughter of Hubert Moullart de Vilmarest and of his wife, née Christiane de Bony. In 1941 she married Prince Hubert de Polignac (1918-1981), son of Prince François de Polignac and of his first wife, née Simone de Maillé de La Tour-Landry. They had three sons and a daughter.] (added 20 Jan 2006)
 

The engagement was announced between Amédée des Georges (son of Guy des Georges [himself the son of Raymond des Georges and of his wife, née Lucile Goirand] and of his wife, née Bernadette Dognin [herself the daughter of Jean Dognin and of his wife, née Antoinette de La Vaissière de Lavergne]) and Anne-Laure Rodocanachi (daughter of Pierre Rodocanachi [himself the son of André Rodocanachi and of his wife, née Nada Diplarakos] and of his wife, née Princess Armande de Polignac [herself the daughter of Prince Edmond de Polignac and of his wife, née Ghislaine Brinquant]). (added 4 Mar 2006)

 

PONIATOWSKI

The engagement was announced between Adrien Breart de Boisanger (son of Joseph Breart de Boisanger and of his wife, née Catherine Lénat) and Princess Tatiana Poniatowski (daughter of Prince Stanislas Poniatowski and of his wife, née Leticia Carcano). (added 22 Mar 2006)

The engagement was announced between Prince Sébastien Poniatowski (son of Prince Axel Poniatowski and of his wife, née Anne Chatin) and Clémence Devolvé (daughter of Guillaume Delvolvé and of his wife, née Marie-Solange Barraud de Lagerie). The wedding is reportedly to take place at Lauzerte, Tarn-et-Garonne, on 22 July. (added 6 May 2006)

Kamal Traboulsi married Eloïse Eloy (daughter of Bernard Eloy and of his wife, née Princess Nathalie Poniatowski (herself the daughter of Prince Philippe Poniatowski and of his wife, née Irène Bonnin de La Bonninière de Beaumont) at Portofino, Italy, on 9 September. (updated 17 Sep 2006)

 

PORTLAND

The engagement was announced 4 January, 2006, between Thomas Richard Bell (second son of Mr & Mrs Peter Bell) and Hermione Mary Wemyss (b.1982, elder daughter of Michael James Wemyss of that Ilk [himself the son of David Erskine-Wemyss, of that Ilk (himself the son of Michael John Erskine-Wemyss, of that Ilk, and of his wife, née Lady Victoria Cavendish-Bentinck [herself the daughter of William Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland, and of his wife, née Winifred Dallas-Yorke]), and of his wife, née Lady Jean Christian Bruce (herself the daughter of Edward James Bruce, 10th Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, and of his wife, née Hon. Katherine ELizabeth Cochrane)] and of his wife, née Charlotte Mary Bristowe). (added 5 Jan 2006)

John David James Dalrymple, 14th Earl of Stair (b.4 Sep 1961, 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]) married Hon. Emily Mary Julia Stonor (b.1969, daughter of Ralph Thomas Campion George Sherman Stonor, 7th Lord Camoys, and of his wife, née Elizabeth Mary Hyde Parker) at the Chapel of The Holy Trinity, Stonor, Oxfordshire, on 17 June. (updated 24 Jul 2006)
 

POZZO di BORGO

The engagement was announced between Marie Toussaint (daughter of Philippe Toussaint [himself the son of Bernard Toussaint and of his wife, née Dominique François-Poncet] and of his wife, née Barbara Pozzo di Borgo [herself the daughter of Comte François Pozzo di Borgo (himself the son of Joseph, 4th Duc Pozzo di Borgo, and of his wife, née Valérie Norrie) and of his wife, née Tatiana de Poliakoff-Baidaroff]) and Charles Vilgrain (son of François Vilgrain and of his wife, née Dominique Reyt-Crivelli). (added 8 Jan 2006)
 

RADZIWILL

Prince Paul Nicholas Radziwill (son of Prince Antoni Radziwill and of his wife, née Princess Roza Czartoryska) and his wife, née Eloise Victoria Kerr, had their first child, Barnaby, at Wallingford on 28 March The couple was married at Goring on Thames on 23 July 2005. (added 7 May 2006)

Princess Klaudia Radziwill, née Zaremba, died at Miechów on 29 April.

[She was born at Warsaw on 11 September 1963, and married Prince Michal Jan Radziwill (son of Prince Jan Radziwill and of his wife, née Elzbieta Karska) in 1988. She is survived by him and by their three children.] (added 7 May 2006)

Princess Eliane Radziwill, née Chalandon, died at Paris on 9 April.

[She was born at Paris on 1 December 1919, daughter of Ferdinand Chalandon and of his wife, née Geneviève Humann. In 1952 she married Prince George Nicolaus Radziwill (son of Prince Leon Radziwill and of his wife, née Baroness Olga de Simolin-Wettberg). They reportedly later divorced. She is survived by her daughter, Diane, who married Nobile Ferdinando Carabba Tettamanti.] (added 20 May 2006)

Nobile Allessio Carabba Tettamanti (son of Nobile Ferdinando Carabba Tettamanti [himself the son of Nobile Domenico Carabba Tettamanti and of his wife, née Maria de Fonseca Pimentel] and of his wife, née Princess Diane Radziwill [herself the daughter of Prince George Nicolaus Radziwill and of his wife, née Eliane Chalandon]) and his wife, née Caroltta Frabboni, had their second child, Domenico, on 7 May. Their first child, Allegra, was born in 2004. (added 20 May 2006)

Prince Dominik Mikolaj Radziwill (b.1964, son of Prince Jan Radziwill and of his wife, née Elzbieta Karska) and his wife, Elzbieta Milewska (daughter of Jan Slepowron-Milewski and of his wife, Princess Krystyna Radziwill) had their third child, Elzbieta Gabriela Roza, on 14 August. (added 15 Aug 2006)

Dominik Ronda and his wife, née Princess Maria Anna Radziwill (daughter of Prince Konstanty Radziwill [himself the son of Prince Albert Jan Radziwill and of his wife, née Princess Anna Czartoryska] and of his wife, née Joanna Dabrowska) had their first child, Joanna Grazyna, on 16 November. (added 5 Dec 2006)

Count Karol Belina-Brzozowski and his wife, née Maria Bochenska (daughter of Aleksander Bochenski and of his wife, née Princess Zofia Radziwill [herself the daughter of Prince Albert Jan Radziwill and of his wife, née Princess Anna Czartoryska]) had their first child, Zofia, on 23 November. (added 5 Dec 2006)

Count Jan Belina-Brzozowski married Klementyna Bochenska (daughter of Aleksander Bochenski and of his wife, née Princess Zofia Radziwill [herself the daughter of Prince Albert Jan Radziwill and of his wife, née Princess Anna Czartoryska]) on 2 September. (added 5 Dec 2006)

 

RICHMOND, LENNOX & GORDON

Hon. Edward Brassey (son of David Henry Brassey, 3rd Lord Brassey of Apethorpe [himself the son of Bernard Thomas Brassey, 2nd Lord Brassey of Apethorpe (himself the son of Henry Leonard Campbell Brassey, 1st Lord Brassey of Apethorpe, and of his wife, née Lady Violet Gordon-Lennox [of the Dukes of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon]), and of his first wife, née Crystal Gloria Gore], and of his wife, née Myrna Baskervyle-Glegg) and his wife, née Joanna Pardoe, had their second child, Rose, on 9 February. (added 28 Feb 2006)

Frederick J. W. Elwes (son of Henry William George Elwes [himself the son of John Hargreaves Elwes and of his wife, née Isabel Pamela Ivy Beckwith (herself the daughter of William Malebisse Beckwith and of his wife, née Lady Muriel Gordon-Lennox [of the Dukes of Richmond, Lennox & Gordon])] and of his wife, née Carolyn Dawn Cripps) and his wife, née Amelia Headlam, had their first child, Thomas Alexander Beresford, on 16 February. (added 1 Mar 2006)

Rose Evelyn Hambro, née Cotterell, died on 21 May.

[She was born on 4 October 1932, daughter of Sir Richard Charles Geers Cotterell, 5th Bt. (himself the son of Sir John Richard Geers Cotterell, 4th Bt. [himself the son of Sir Geers Henry Cotterell, 3rd Bt., and of his wife, née Hon. Margaret Airey], and of his wife, née Lady Evelyn Gordon-Lennox [herself the daughter of Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon, and of his first wife, née Amy Mary Ricardo]), and of his first wife, née Lady Lettice Lygon (herself the daughter of William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp [himself the son of Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp, and of his wife, née Lady Mary Catherine Stanhope], and of his wife, née Lady Lettice Grosvenor [herself the daughter of Victor Alexander Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor (of the Dukes of Westminster), and of his wife, née Lady Sibell Lumley]). From 1954 to 1976 she was married to Charles Eric Axel Hambro (son of Sir Charles Jocelyn Hambro and of his wife, née Pamela Cobbold), who was created a Life Baron in 1994. She is survived by their three children and nine grandchildren.] (added 26 May 2006)

The engagement was announced between Simon Charles Gordon-Lennox (son of Andrew Gordon-Lennox [of the Dukes of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon] and of his wife, née Julia Morrison) and Camilla Moss (daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Moss, of West Amesbury, Wiltshire). (added 16 Jul 2006)

The engagement was announced in September, 2006, between Ewen Alexander Nicholas Fergusson (b.1965, son of Sir Ewen Alastair John Fergusson, GCMG, and of his wife, née Sara Carolyn Gordon-Lennox [herself the daughter of Lord Esmé Gordon-Lennox, of the Dukes of Richmond, Lennox & Gordon, and of his second wife, née Rosamond Lorys Palmer]) and Louise Mary King (daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard King). (added 17 Sep 2006)

 

ROCCO

Dr. Enrico Mentana and his wife, née Donna Michela Rocco dei principi di Torrepadula (daughter of  Principe Don Giulio Rocco di Torrepadula and of his second wife, née Maria Bert) had their first child together, Giulio, at Rome on 2 June. (updated 20 Jul 2006)

 

ROHAN [-CHABOT]

Baron Charles-Everard de t'Serclaes de Wommersom and his wife, née Odile de Missolz (daughter of Philippe de Missolz and of his wife, née Alix de Rohan-Chabot [herself the daughter of René Comte de Rohan-Chabot and of his wife, née Marguerite de Vogüé]) had their second child, Alma, at Hong Kong on 8 April. (added 21 Apr 2006)

The forthcoming marriage was announced between Alexandre Leymarie (son of M.and Mme. Dominique Leymarie) and Julie de Clermont-Tonnerre (daughter of Comte Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre [himself the son of Comte Thierry 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 Hélène de Rohan-Chabot (herself the daughter of Comte Jacques de Rohan-Chabot, Comte de Jarnac, and of his wife, née Nicole d’Alsace de Hénin-Liétard)] and of his first wife, née Maria Luisa Perez Orrego). (added 21 May 2006)

Comte Guy de Lambilly died on 28 July.

[He was born at Paris in 1929, son of Comte Charles de Lambilly and of his wife, née Lydie de Rohan Chabot (herself the daughter of Comte Guillaume de Rohan Chabot and of his wife, née Nadine de La Rousselière Clouard). He was unmarried.] (added 6 Aug 2006)

 

RUFFO

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 2005, has been postponed to 2006. He was divorced in 2001 from Melba Vicens Bello. (updated 28 Oct 2005)

RUSPOLI

Donna Marianita Ruspoli dei principi di Cerveteri (b.1976/7, daughter of Don Pietro Ruspoli dei principi di Cerveteri and of Letizia Ciancarelli) married Luca Pirri Ardizzone (b.Milan 18 Apr 1973, son of Piero Pirri Ardizzone and Antonella De Stefani) at Villa Papale della Suvera, near Siena, on 23 September. (updated 23 Nov 2006)

 

SABRAN

Comte Louis-Elzéar de Sabran-Pontevès (son of Comte Elzéar de Sabran-Pontevès and of his wife, née Edith de Marmiesse de Lussan) and his wife, née Caroline Duffau (daughter of Patrick Duffau and of his wife, née Marie Denjean-Mousterry) had their first child, Élzéar, at Bordeaux on 30 August. (added 4 Sep 2006)

 

ST. ALBANS

Sir Claud Hagart-Alexander, of Ballochmyle, 3rd Bt., died on 23 January.

[He was born on 6 January 1927, son of Wilfrid Archibald Hagart-Alexander (himself the son of Sir Claud Alexander, 2d Bt. [himself the son of Sir Claud Alexander, of Ballochmyle, 1st Bt., and of his wife, née Eliza Spiers], and of his wife, née Lady Diana Montgomerie [herself the daughter of Archibald William Montgomerie, 14th Earl of Eglinton and Winton, and of his wife, née Lady Sophia Adelaide Theodosia Pelham]) and of his wife, née Mary Prudence Acheson (herself the daughter of Guy Francis Hamilton Acheson). He succeeded his grandfather in 1945, and in 1948 took the surname Hagart-Alexander. In 1959 he married Hilda Acheson (daughter of Miles Malcolm Acheson and of his wife, née Hilda de Vere Beauclerk [herself the daughter of William Nelthorpe Beauclerk, of the Dukes of St.Albans, and of his second wife, née Evelyn Hart]). He is survived by her and by their four children.] (added 29 Jan 2006)
 

Rémy François Xavier Chauvin de Précourt (son of François-Charles Chauvin de Précourt [himself the son of Claude Chauvin de Précourt and of his wife, née Daphne Diana de Vere Beauclerk (herself the daughter of Aubrey Nelthorpe Beauclerk, of the Dukes of Saint Albans)] and of his wife, née Sabine Gilbert de Vautibault) and his wife, née Anne-Sophie du Cray (daughter of Emmanuel du Cray and of his wife, née Nely de Feydeau de Saint-Christophe), had their third child, Fanny, at Paris on 10 January. (added 29 Oct 2006)

 

SANFELICE

Don Giovanni Sanfelice dei Duchi di Bagnoli e di marchesi di Monteforte died in Ascona (Switzerland) on 1 January.
[He was born in 1912, son of Don Giuseppe Sanfelice dei duchi di Bagnoli (1872-1956) and of his wife, née Emilia Pandola (1880-1966). He married in 1954 Rahel Susanna Mueller (1922-1985) and was survived by one son and one daughter.] (added 13 Jan 2006)

Donna Laudomia Sanfelice dei duchi di Bagnoli e dei marchesi di Monteforte (b.1972, daughter of Don  Giovanserio Sanfelice dei duchi di Bagnoli e dei marchesi di Monteforte and of Marina Micangeli) married Germano dei marchesi Carrassi del Villar (b.1981, son of Alessandro Carrassi dei Marchesi del Villar and Giulia dei Marchesi Della Chiesa) in Barberino del Mugello, near Florence, on 3 September. (added 12 Oct 2006)

Don Giovanserio Sanfelice dei duchi di Bagnoli e dei marchesi di Monteforte died in Borgo San Lorenzo, near Florence, Italy, on 5 October.

[He was born in Rome in 1945, second son of Don Antonio Ludovico Sanfelice dei duchi di Bagnoli e dei marchesi di Monteforte (1904-1970) and of  Maria Rita Guglielmi Grazioli Lante della Rovere dei marchesi di Vulci (1918-1986). He married in 1969 Marina Micangeli (b.1947) and is survived by her, two daughters and one son.] (added 12 Oct 2006)

 

SAPIEHA

Alfonso Markgraf und Graf Pallavicini (son of the late Karl Alexander Markgraf und Graf Pallavicini and of his wife, née Avagora Contessa degli Azzoni Avagadro) married Comtesse Elisabeth d’Udekem d’Acoz (b.1977, daughter of Comte Patrick d’Udekem d’Acoz and of his wife, née Countess Anne Komorowska [herself the daughter of Count Michel Komorowski and of his wife née Princess Zophia Sapieha Kodenska], and sister of Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium) at Bastogne in a civil ceremony on 20 July, followed by a religious ceremony on 22 July. (updated 27 Jul 2006)

The engagement was announced between Count Leon-Godefroi Komorowski (son of Count Michal Leon Komorowski [himself the son of Count Leon Michael Komorowski and of his wife, née Princess Zofia Sapieha] and of his wife, née Domique Willems) and Kim-Hee Boreux (daughter of M.and Mme. Luc Boreux). (added 28 Apr 2006)

The engagement was announced between Raphaël Delville and Princess Maïté Sapieha (daughter of Prince Alexandre Sapieha and of his wife, née Patricia van Innis). (added 20 Dec 2006)

 

SCHOENAICH-CAROLATH

Sibylle Prinzessin von Schoenaich-Carolath died on 9 October at Vilsbiburg-Achldorf at the age of 96 years.

[She was born on 4 July 1910 in Kuchendorf, Silesia, daughter of the late Günther Freiherr von Zedlitz und Leipe and of his wife, née Ilse von Lieres und zu Wilkau. In 1939 she married Hans Georg Prinz von Schoenaich-Carolath (1907-1943), son of the late Johann Georg Prinz von Schoenaich-Carolath and of his wife, née Pss Hermine Reuß zu Greiz, who married, secondly, Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany in 1922 as his second wife. They had two children] (added 7 Nov 2006)

 

SERRA

Luigi d'Urso died at Paris on 23 March.

[He was born in 1951, son of Alessandro d'Urso and of Donna Clotilde Serra dei duchi di Cassano (1917-1960), herself daughter of Marchese Don Luigi Serra, 9th Duca di Cassano (1868-1935) and of Elizabeth Grant (d.1938). He married firstly Guendalina Levier and secondly in 1990 Inès de la Fressange. He is survived by her, two daughters from first marriage and two daughters from the second.] (added 11 Apr 2006)

Clotilde d' Urso (b.1978, daughter of the late Luigi d'Urso (1951-2006) [himself son of Alessandro d' Urso and of Donna Clotilde Serra dei duchi di Cassano] and of his first wife, Gwendoline Levier) married Arthur de Kersauson de Pennendreff (son of Olivier de Kersauson de Pennendreff and Caroline Piloquet) at Onesse-Laharie, near Biarritz, on 23 September. (added 12 Oct 2006)

 

SESSA

Baltasar de Casanova-Cardenas y Ferrer died at Barcelona on 24 January.

[He was born at Barcelona on 31 October 1918, and in 1946 he married Maria de los Dolores Baron y Osorio de Moscoso, Duquesa de Maqueda (1917-2002), daughter of Leopoldo Baron y Torres and of his wife, née Maria del Perpetuo Osorio de Moscoso y Reynoso, Duquesa de Sessa (herself a great-granddaughter of Infanta Luisa of Spain). They had three children: Luis Maria Gonzaga de Casanova-Cardenas, Duque de Santangelo (married to Archduchess Monika of Austria); Maria del Pilar de Casanova-Cardenas, Duquesa de Baños; and Maria de la Soledad de Casanova-Cardenas, Marquesa del Aguila y de Montemayor (1949-2000).] (added 3 Feb 2006)
 

SOMERSET

The engagement was announced between Rupert W. Elwes (elder son of Christopher Elwes and of his wife, née Arabella Mary Seymour [herself the daughter of William Napier Seymour (of the Marquesses of Hertford and Dukes of Somerset) and of his wife, née Rachel Mary Hambro]) and Melanie T. Kantorowicz (elder daughter of Donald Kantorowicz-Toro and of Mrs Chantal Lancrenon). (added 1 Apr 2006)

Hon.Edward John Hallam Bigham, Master of Nairne (son of Richard Maurice Clive Bigham, 4th Viscount Mersey, 11th Lord Nairne [himself the son of Edward Clive Bigham, 3d Viscount Mersey (himself the son of Charles Clive Bigham, 2d Viscount Mersey, and of his wife, née Mary Gertrude Seymour [of the Dukes of Somerset]), and of his wife, née Lady Katherine Petty-Fitzmaurice, Baronessss Nairne], and of his wife, née Joanna Murray), and his wife, née Caroline Clare Schaw Miller, had their second child, Polly Joanna Jean, on 3 July. (added 20 Jul 2006)

Cdr. Angus Bruce Erskine, RN, one of the few holders of the Polar Medal with both Arctic and Anatarctic Clasps, died shortly before 29 July.

[He was born on 11 May 1928, son of Colonel Sir Arthur Edward Erskine (of the Earls of Buchan, himself the son of Sir Henry David Erskine, of Cardross, and of his wife, née Lady Horatia Elizabeth Seymour [of the Dukes of Somerset, daughter of the 5th Marquess of Hertford]) and of his wife, née Rosemary Freda Baird. In 1961 he married Alison Gillian, daughter of Dr Comyn Duthie, of Orange Free State, South Africa, by whom he had two sons. She died in 2000. Later that year he married Maureen Mahood.] (added 4 Aug 2006)

Richard Maurice Clive Bigham, 4th Viscount Mersey, died on 5 August.

[He was born on 8 July 1934, son of Edward Clive Bigham, 3rd Viscount Mersey (himself the son of Charles Clive Bigham, 2nd Viscount Mersey [himself the son of John Charles Bigham, 1st Viscount mersey, and of his wife, née Georgina Sarah Rogers], and of his wife, née Mary Gertrude Seymour [herself the daughter of Horace Alfred Damer Seymour (of the Marquesses of Hertford and Dukes of Somerset) and of his wife, née Elizabeth Mary Romilly]), and of his wife, née Lady Katherine Petty-Fitzmaurice, 10th Baroness Nairne (herself the daughter of Henry William Edmund 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 (of the Dukes of Abercorn)], and of his wife, née Elizabeth Caroline Hope [herself the daughter of Sir Edward Stanley Hope and of his wife, née Constance Christina Leslie]). He succeeded his father as 4th Viscount Mersey in 1979, and his mother as 11th Lord Nairne in 1995. In 1961 he married Joanna Dorothy Murray, daughter of John Arnaud Robin Grey Murray. They had one son, Edward John Hallam Bigham, who succeeds as 5th Viscount Mersey and 12th Lord Nairne.] (added 12 Aug 2006)

The Hon Lady Mayall, née Mary Hermione Ormsby-Gore, died on 26 September.

[She was born on 7 September 1914, daughter of William George Arthur Ormsby-Gore, 4th Lord Harlech (himself the son of George Ralph Charles Ormsby-Gore, 3d Lord Harlech [himself the son of William Richard Ormsby-Gore, 2d Lord Harlech, and of his wife, née Lady Emily Seymour (of the Marquesses of Hertford and Dukes of Somerset)], and of his wife, née Lady Margaret Gordon [herself the daughter of Charles Gordon, 10th Marquess of Huntly, and of his second wife, née Maria Antoinetta Pegus]), and of his wife, née Lady Beatrice Gascoyne-Cecil (herself the daughter of James Edward Hubert Gascoyne-Cecil, 4th Marquess of Salisbury, and of his wife, née Lady Cicely Gore).  From 1936 to 1946 she was married to Robin Francis Campbell. In 1947 she married Sir Alexander Lees Mayall (1915-1992). She is survived by two sons from the first marriage, and a son and a daughter from the second.] (added 21 Oct 2006)

Sebastian Edward Seymour, Lord Seymour (son of John Michael Edward Seymour, 19th Duke of Somerset, and of his wife, née Judith-Rose Hull) married Arlette Marie Leotine Lafayeedney (daughter of Daniel Lafayeedney and of his wife, Regine) at Lagrasse, France, on 27 August. (added 7 Nov 2006)

 

SUTHERLAND

Charles Noel Janson died on 15 June.

[He had been married since 1946 to Elizabeth Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 24th Countess of Sutherland (daughter of Lord Alastair Sutherland-Leveson-Gower [himself the son of Cromartie Sutherland Leveson-Gower, 4th Duke of Sutherland, and of his wife, née Lady Millicent St.Clair-Erskine] and of his wife, née Elizabeth Hélène Demarest). He is survived by her, their two sons, and a daughter. One son predeceased him.] (added 21 Jun 2006)

The engagement was announced 10 July 2006 between Benjamin Edward Janson (b.1979, son of Hon Martin Dearman Sutherland Janson [himself the son of the late Charles Noel Janson (see above) and of his wife, Elizabeth Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 24th Countess of Sutherland (herself the daughter of Lord Alastair Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, of the Dukes of Sutherland, and of his wife, née Elizabeth Hélène Demarest)] and of his wife, née Hon Mary Ann Balfour [daughter of Harold Harington Balfour, 1st Lord Balfour of Inchrye, and of his second wife, née Hon. Mary Ainslie Profumo]) and Rosanna De Pree (daughter of Mr & Mrs John De Pree, of Nairn's Mains, Haddington, East Lothian). (added 24 Jul 2006)

Javier Olascoaga Palacio married Gabriela Cañedo Ward (daughter of Castor Cañedo [himself the son of Castor Cañedo and of Maria del Carmen Angoso] and of his wife, née Lady Rosemary Millicent Ward [herself the daughter of William Humble David Ward, 4th Earl of Dudley (himself the son of William Humble Eric Ward, 3rd Earl of Dudley, and of his first wife, née Lady Rosemary Millicent Leveson-Gower [of the Dukes of Sutherland]), and of his first wife, née Stella Carcano]) during the summer. (added 6 Aug 2006)

The engagement was announced in December between James Granville Egerton, Marquis of Stafford (b.1975, son of Francis Ronald Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland, and of his wife, née Victoria Mary Williams) and Barbara R. Schneider (daughter of Dr Graham and Dr Ilse Schneider, of Vienna, Austria). (added 5 Dec 2006)

 

SWIATOPOLK-CZETWERTYNSKI

Prince Krysztof Swiatopolk-Czetwertynski (son of Prince Severin Swiatopolk-Czetwertynski and of his wife, née Denise Elie) and his wife, née Elzbieta Morawska, had their first child, Stefan, on 27 February. (updated 30 Apr 2006)

 

TORLONIA

Brooke Shields (daughter of Francis Shields [himself the son of Francis Shields and of his wife, née Donna Marina Torlonia dei Principi di Civitella Cesi]) and her husband, Christopher Thomas Henchy, had their second child, Grier Hammond, on 18 April. (updated 21 Apr 2006)
 

URSEL

The engagement was announced between Louis-Hubert Pacco (son of Christian Pacco and of his wife, née Moulaert) and Sybille de Montpellier d'Annevoie (daughter of Benoît de Montpellier d'Annevoie [himself the son of Gérard de Montpellier d'Annevoie and of his wife, née 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 Christine Janne d'Othée). (added 3 Feb 2006)

Jkhr Martin de Cock de Rameyen and his wife, née Comtesse Honorine d'Ursel (daughter of Comte Christian d'Ursel and of his wife, née Comtesse Sophie d'Oultremont), had their second child, Louis-Nicolas, on 30 January. (added 13 Feb 2006)

Comte Tanguy du Parc Locmaria (son of Comte Léopold du Parc Locmaria and of his wife, née Countess Marie Hélène d'Oultremont [herself the daughter of Comte Eugène d'Oultremont (himself the son of Comte Hacques d'Oultremont and of his wife, née Countess Gabrielle d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Countess Madeleine de Liedekerke de Pailhe]) and his wife, née Anne-Laure de Roubaix, had their second child, Jacques, at Uccle on 10 February. (added 28 Apr 2006)

Thibault de Montpellier d’Annevoie (b. 1987, son of Benoît 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 Hennquin de Villermont and of his wife, née Comtesse Marthe d’Ursel de Rouillé)] and of his wife, née Christine Janne d’Othée) died at Brussels on 2 March(added 6 Mar 2006)

Comtesse Élie d’Ursel, née Comtesse Monique de Lannoy, died at Wezembeek-Oppem on 9 March.

[She was born at Hampstead on 11 November 1915, daughter of Comte Maurice de Lannoy (himself the son of Comte Charles de Lannoy [himself the son of Comte Gustave de Lannoy and of his wife, née Comtesse Charlotte van der Noot d’Assche] and of his wife, née Emma du Parc [herself the daughter of Alain du Parc and of his wife, née Zénaïde van Volden]) and of his wife, née Vicomtesse Louise de Spoelberch (herself the daughter of Vicomte Louis de Spoelberch [himself the son of Vicomte Ferdinand de Spoelberch and of his wife, née Louisa van Brienen van de Groote Lindt] and of his wife, née Franchette Marie Ghislaine de Woelmont [herself the daughter of Henri de Woelmont and of his wife, née Cécile de Baillet]). In 1937 she married Comte Élie d’Ursel (1915-1971), son of Comte Wolfgang-Gabriel d’Ursel and of his wife, née Jacqueline de Neverlée. They had eleven children, of whom ten survive her.] (added 11 Mar 2006)

Comte Gonzague d'Ursel (son of Comte Eric d'Ursel and of his wife, née Béatrice Mortens d'Oosterwyck de Jacquier de Rosée) and his wife, née Jnkvr Anne Louise Charlotte Marie Ghislaine Wolters, had their fifth child, Astrid, on 23 February. (added 18 Mar 2006)

Comte Laurent de Briey (son of Comte Renaud de Briey [himself the son of Comte Arnoud de Briey (himself the son of Comte Renaud de Briey and of his wife, née Countess Anne d'Ursel) and of his wife, née Marie Louise van Zeeland] and of his wife, née Béatrice de Locht) and his wife, née Florence Goenen, had their third child, Laetitia, on 16 March. (added 21 Apr 2006)

Didier Geelhand de Merxem (son of Baudouin Geelhand de Merxem and of his wife, née Danielle de Brouchoven de Bergeyck [herself the daughter of Michel de Brouchoven de Bergeyck (himself the son of Philippe de Brouchoven de Bergeyck and of his wife, née Comtesse Marie Thérèse d’Ursel) and of his wife, née Css Gaëtane d’Oultremont]) and his wife, née Florence de Ville de Goyet, had their second child, Hadrien, on 5 April. (added 9 May 2006)

Comte Adrien d’Ursel died at Liège on 1 June.

[He was born at Etterbeek on 10 July 1926, son of Comte Ernest d’Ursel and of his wife, née Comtesse Claire de Renesse. In 1955 he married Christiane della Faille de Leverghem (daughter of Alexandre della Faille de Leverghem and of his wife, née Yolande Plissart). He is survived by her and by three sons and five grandchildren. His eldest son, Marc Ernest Jean Ghislain, predeceased him.] (added 6 Jun 2006)

Comte Guy de Forton (himself the son of Comte Maurice de Forton [himself the son of Comte Pierre de Forton (himself the son of René, Marquis de Forton, and of his wife, née Marguerite Broussonnet) and of his wife, née Mathilde de La Forest Divonne (herself the daughter of Comte Charles de La Forest Divonne and of his wife, née Anna du Roure de Beaujeu)] and of his wife, née Jeanne de Sartiges [herself the daughter of Comte Bertrand de Sartiges (himself the son of Comte Eugène de Sartiges and of his wife, née Eglée de Laveyrie) and of his wife, née Comtesse Françoise d’Ursel (herself the daughter of Comte Charles d’Ursel and of his wife, née Geneviève Le Roux de Villers)]) married Isabelle de Solages (daughter of Comte Aymon de Solages [himself the son of Comte Maurice de Solages (himself the son of Comte Henri de Solages and of his wife, née Anne Marie du Parc de Locmaria) and of his wife, née Claire de Solages (herself the daughter of Comte Hugues de Solages and of his wife, née Jeanne Magnier de Maisonneuve)] and of his wife, née Marie-Eliane de Froidefond des Farges [herself the daughter of Comte Bernard de Froidefond des Farges (himself the son of Comte Guy de Froidefond des Farges and of his wife, née Baronne Yvonne Huyttens de Terbecq) and of his wife, née Anne Brossard de Corbigny (herself the daughter of Joseph Brossard de Corbigny and of his wife, née Paule Keller)]) at Mézens on 4 November. (updated 3 Dec 2006)

The engagement was announced between Frédéric Helleputte (son of Francis Helleputte and of his wife, née Marie Emmanuelle le Sergeant d’Hendecourt [herself the daughter of Vicomte Roger le Sergeant d’Hendecourt and of his wife, née Comtesse Aline d’Ursel]) and Nathalie Castel. (added 24 Jun 2006)

Comte Roland d’Ursel died on 20 June.

[He was born at Brussels on 1 October 1926, son of Henri, Duc d’Ursel, and of his first wife, née Princess Antoinette de La Tremoille. From 1947 to 1974 he was married to Marie-Rose de Meeûs d’Argenteuil. He is survived by two sons and three daughters.] (added 1 Jul 2006)

Comte Gérard d’Ursel (son of Comte Christian d’Ursel [himself the son of Comte Gérard d’Ursel (himself the son of Comte Wolfgang-Gabriel d’Ursel and of his wife, née Jacqueline de Neverlée) and of his wife, née Anne-Marie de Pitteurs de Budingen (herself the daughter of Herman de Pitteurs de Budingen and of his wife, née Laura Simonis)] and of his wife, née Comtesse Sophie d’Oultremont [herself the daughter of Comte Adrien d’Oultremont (himself the son of Comte Albert d’Oultremont and of his wife, née Marguerite van de Werve d’Immerseel) and of his wife, née Marie-Blanche de Chastel de La Howarderie (herself the daughter of Comte Ferdinand du Chastel de La Howarderie and of his wife, née Blanche de Coëtnempren de Kersaint)]) married Victoire Loriot de Rouvray (daughter of Alain Loriot de Rouvray [himeslf the son of Jean Loriot de Rouvray (himself the son of Georges Loriot de Rouvray and of his wife, née Louise de La Brosse) and of his wife, née Ana-Maria d’Ornellas (herself the daughter of Baron Charles d’Ornellas and of his wife, née Ana Ponce de Léon)] and of his wife, née Marie-Laurence Burrus [herself the daughter of Philippe Burrus (himself the son of Henry Burrus and of his wife, née Jeanne François) and of his wife, née Madeleine de La Torre (herself the daughter of Manuel de La Torre and of his wife, née Jeanne Amelot de La Roussille)]) at Champlâtreux on 18 November. (updated 18 Nov 2006)

Comte Wauthier de Lichtervelde (son of the late Comte Jacques de Lichtervelde [himself the son of Comte Roger de Lichtervelde (himself the son of Comte Jacques de Lichtervelde and of his wife née Comtesse Marie d’Ursel) and of his wife née Marie-Cécile (of the barons) de Kerchove d’Exaerde Borluut] and of his late wife vicomtesse Thérèse de Jonghe d’Ardoye [herself the daughter of vicomte Charles de Jonghe d’Ardoye and of his wife née comtesse Geneviève de Marnix de Sainte Aldegonde]) is engaged to marry baronne Ophélie de Traux de Wardin (daughter of baron Bernard de Traux de Wardin [himself the son of baron Jean de Traux de Wardin and of his wife née countess Louise Cornet de Ways-Ruart] and of his wife, née Wendy Pastur [herself the daughter of chevalier Jacques Pastur and of his wife née Joan-Elisabeth Bowling]). (added 7 Jul 2006)

The engagement was announced 14 July, 2006, between Thomas Oliver Clavell Morton Mansel-Pleydell (b.1969, son of David Gabriel Morton Mansel-Pleydell [himself the son of Ralph Morton Mansel-Pleydell and of his wife, née Comtesse Marguerite d’Ursel] and of his wife, née Elisabeth Susan Luard [now Mrs William Yates]) and Siobhann Anne Murphy (daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Sean Murphy, of Western Australia). (added 24 Jul 2006)

Comte Tanguy d'Oultremont (son of Comte Léopold d'Oultremont [himself the son of Comte Hervé d'Oultremont and of his wife, née Comtesse Charlotte d'Ursel] and of his wife, née Béatrice de Hemptinne) and his wife, née Priscilla Pecsteen, had their second child, Alexis, on 2 July. (added 19 Aug 2006)

Arnould Roberti (son of M.and Mme. Pierre Roberti) and his wife, née 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) had their first child, Olga, on 11 August. (added 24 Aug 2006)

Comtesse Nathalie Dadvisard de Talairan, née d’Oultremont, died at Woluwe-Saint-Lambert on 6 September.

[She was born at Presles on 19 September 1920, daughter of Comte Jacques d’Oultremont and of his wife, née Comtesse Gabrielle d’Ursel. In 1944 she married Comte Bruno Dadvisard de Talairan (1919-2004). She is survived by their five children.] (added 11 Sep 2006)

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) married Clara Béraud-Sudreau (daughter of Hubert Béraud-Sudreau and of his wife, née Stéphanie Robine) on 9 September. (added 2 Dec 2006)

Comte Xavier d’Oultremont (son of Comte Léopold d’Oultremont [himself the son of Comte Hervé d’Oultremont and of his wife, née Comtesse Charlotte d’Ursel] and of his wife, née Béatrice de Hamptinne) and his wife, née Catherine Le Polain de Waroux, had their first child, Auriane, on 18 September. (added 17 Nov 2006)

Vicomte Emmanuel d'Hennezel (son of Vicomte Antoine d'Hennezel [himself the son of Vicomte Georges Joseph d'Hennezel and of his wife, née Countess Louise d'Ursel] and of his wife, Béatrice de Meeus d'Argenteuil) and his wife, née Marie-Louise de Dorlodot, had their fourth child, Xavier, on 20 September. (added 29 Nov 2006)

Edouard Fournier and his wife, née Elise de Balliencourt dit Courcol (daughter of Christophe de Balliencourt dit Courcol and of his wife, née Anne de Ladoucette [herself the daughter of Baron François de Ladoucette and of his wife, née Geneviève de Frotté (herself the daughter of Robert, Marquis de Frotté, and of his wife, née Countess Juliette d'Ursel)]) had their fourth child, Hélie, at Bordeaux on 3 November. (added 3 Dec 2006)

Comte Lionel de Beauffort (son of Comte Jean-Pierre de Beauffort [himself the son of Comte Thierry de Beauffort and of his wife, née baronne Marie-Louise de Traux de Wardin] and of his wife. née Marie-Noëlle Jolly [daughter of vicomte Alain Jolly and of his wife, née Isabelle Ullens de Schooten Whettnall]) is engaged to marry comtesse Marie de Lichtervelde (daughter of the late Comte Jacques de Lichtervelde [himself the son of Comte Roger de Lichtervelde (himself the son of Comte Jacques de Lichtervelde and of his wife née Comtesse Marie d’Ursel) and of his wife née Marie-Cécile (of the barons) de Kerchove d’Exaerde Borluut] and of his late wife vicomtesse Thérèse de Jonghe d’Ardoye [herself the daughter of vicomte Charles de Jonghe d’Ardoye and of his wife née comtesse Geneviève de Marnix de Sainte Aldegonde). (added 20 Dec 2006)

Comte Edouard de Montalembert died on 18 December.

[He was born at Paris on 26 November 1917, son of Comte Charles de Montalembert and of his wife, née Comtesse Emilie d’Ursel. In 1951 he married Geneviève de Vasselot de Régné (1920-1990). He is survived by their seven children and numerous grandchildren.] (added 22 Dec 2006)

 

VISCONTI di MODRONE

Dr. Giancarlo Leone and his wife, née Diamara Parodi Delfino (herself daughter of Dr. Riccardo Parodi Delfino and of Donna Vivide Visconti di Modrone dei duchi di Grazzano Visconti) are expecting their first child in November. (updated 12 Oct 2006)

Donna Emilia dei duchi Visconti di Modrone (b.1978, daughter of Don Leonardo dei duchi Visconti di Modrone and of his wife, née Donna Anna Sanfelice dei duchi di Bagnoli e dei marchesi di Monteforte) married Dr. Vieri Paoletti  in San Giovanni in Persiceto, near Bologna, Italy, on 1 July. (added 12 Oct 2006)

Donna Elena dei duchi Visconti di Modrone (b.1976, daughter of Don Leonardo dei duchi Visconti di Modrone and of his wife, née Donna Anna Sanfelice dei duchi di Bagnoli e dei marchesi di Monteforte) married  Nobile Diego Rodinò di Miglione (b.1979, son of Nobile Roberto Rodinò dei baroni di Miglione and of Maria Grazia Leonetti dei conti di Santo Janni) at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, on 26 August. (added 12 Oct 2006)

 

VISTAHERMOSA

María de la Concepción García-Loygorri, née García Santa Cruz, died at Madrid on 21 January.

[She was born on 2 December 1918, and in 1942 married Pedro García-Loygorri y Martinez de Irujo (son of Cristobal García-Loygorri y Murrieta, Duque de Vistahermosa, and of his wife, née Maria de Asuncion Isabel Martinez de Irujo y Caro [herself the daughter of Carlos Martinez de Irujo y del Alcazar, Duque de Sotomayor, and of his wife, née Maria Caro y Széchényi]).He was born in 1913 and died in 1996. They had twelve children, of whom ten survive her.] (added 3 Feb 2006)
 

WASSILTCHIKOV

The engagement was announced between Comte Jacques de T’Serclaes (son of Count Evrard de T’Serclaes and of his wife née Isabelle (of the barons) Papeians de Morchoven) and Maroussia Verhulst (daughter of Marc Verhulst and of his former wife, née Countess Marina Tolstoy [herself daughter of the late Count Michel Alexandrovitsch Tolstoy (himself son of count Alexander Michaelovitch Tolstoy [himself the son of Count Michel Pavlovich Tolstoy and of his wife née princess Olga Wassiltchikov] and of his wife née Irena Raievsky [herself daughter of Michel Nicolaevitch Raievksi and of his wife née princess Maria Grigorievna Gagarine]) and of his wife née Francine Bregentzer]). (added 18 Sep 2006)

 

WELLINGTON

Zita Mary James, née Jungman, died in Ireland on 18 February, aged 102.

[She was born on 13 September 1903, elder dau of Nico Jungman and of his wife, née Beatrice Mackay. She married in 1929 Arthur Walter James (1904-1981), son of Hon. Robert James (son of the 2nd Lord Northbourne) and of his wife, née Lady Evelyn Kathleen Wellesley (daughter of the 4th Duke of Wellington). They divorced in 1932 and had no issue together.] (added 1 Mar 2006)