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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sir (William) Jonathan Frederick North, 2nd Baronet 1931-2018

_.Sir (William) Jonathan Frederick North, 2nd Baronet, died 25 February, 2018.

He was born 6 February, 1931, a sscion of the Earls of Guilford, son of the Hon John Montagu William North, and succeeded to the baronetcy of his maternal grandfather, Sir William Norton Hicking, under the terms of a special remainder, in 1947; married 1956, Sara Virginia, daughter of Air Chief Marshal Sir (James) Donald Innes Hardman, GBE, KCB, by whom he had issue.

Sir Jonathan is succeeded by his son, Jeremy William Francis North, who was born 5 May, 1960.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

HRH Princess Elisabeth of Hanover (b 2018)

_. Princess Ekaterina of Hanover (nee Malysheva) wife of HRH Prince Ernst August Andreas Philipp Constantin Maximilian Rolf Stephan Ludwig Rudolph of Hanover, Prince of Gt Britain and Ireland [b 19 July, 1983], gave birth to a daughter, Elisabeth, 22 February, 2018.

Prince Ernst August is the elder son of HRH Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Luneberg, Prince of Gt Britain & Ireland [b 26 Feb, 1954], by his first wife the former Chantal Hochuli [b 2 Jun 1955], & Ekaterina Igorieva Malysheva [b Moscow, 1 July, 1986], daughter of Igor Malyshev by his wife Svetlana.

Prince Ernst August (b 1954) is a male line descendant of King George III, and is head of the Royal House of Hanover and in whom is vested the right to petition for the restoration of the Dukedom of Cumberland and Teviotdale [created in 1799, and suspended under the terms of the Titles Deprivations Act, 1917].

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Lady Rosemary Steel 1935-2018

__. The Lady Rosemary Steel, who died 18 February, 2018, aged 82, was a scion of the Earls of Clarendon.

She was posthumous daughter of George Herbert Arthur Edward Hyde VILLIERS (1906-35), styled Lord Hyde, s of 6th Earl of Clarendon (1877-1955), and Hon Marion Feodorovna Louise GLYN (1900-70), d of 4th Baron WOLVERTON (1863-1932) and Lady Edith Amelia Ward (1872-1956, d of 1st Earl of DUDLEY (1817-85))).

She m Richard Hugh Jordan s of Sir Christopher Eden STEEL GCMG MVO (1903-73) and Catherine (1907-85) d of Lt-Gen Sir (George) Sidney CLIVE GCVO KCB CMG DSO (1874-1959) by his wife a scion of the BUXTON Bts, and had two sons and a dau.

 A funeral service will be held at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Northleach, 19 March, 2018.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tom William (Robin) Readett-Bayley 1933-2018

__. Tom William (Robin) Readett-Bayley, who died 16 February, 2018, aged 85, was head of that landed gentry family.

He was s of Thomas Dennis READETT-BAYLEY (1906-56), whom he succeeded as head of the gentry family of that name formerly of Lenton Abbey, and (Florence) Diana (1911-96) d of William Norman BISSILL (1871-1936) by his 1903 m (reg Q4 Notthinghamshire) to Florence Rippon BROCKTON (1876-1960). He m c1962 (reg Q1 Nottinghamshire) Diana J TAYLOR (b c1933 reg Q1 Derbyshire) d of _ TAYLOR & _ BROWN, and had issue, two daughters.

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Michael Edmund Heathcote (1931-2018)

__. Capt Michael Edmund Heathcote, who died 15 February, 2018, aged 86, was a scion of the Heathcote baronets (cr GB 1733); descended from Rev Samuel Heathcote 3rd son of the 3rd Baronet. 

He married 1959 Jean Hamilton-Miller and had issue Kathryn Gay b 1961, Georgina Anne b 1961 (twin) and Jenny Louise b 1964.  The son of Kathryn mentioned in Debretts, Richard David Michael b 1989 is not mentioned in the notice so perhaps has predeceased.

The funeral takes at St. Mary’s Church, Frensham, Surrey, 14 March 2018.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Gerald William Paul Orlando Bridgeman 1929-2018

_. Gerald William Paul Orlando Bridgeman, who died 15 February, 2018, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Bradford.

He was born in 1929, son of Commander Francis Paul Orlando Bridgeman, RN (1888-1930), by his wife the former Alice Kleinwort (d 1979), scion of the Kleinwort baronets. He married in 1965, Mrs Rosemarie Ingrams, daughter of Willis Tomlinson. No issue of the marriage.

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Atticus Alexander Campbell Underwood (b 2018)

__. Alexia Underwood (nee Fitzgerald O'Connor) wife of James Michael Campbell Underwood (b 1981), gave birth to a son, Atticus Alexander Campbell, 15 February, 2018.

James Underwood is the elder son of John Jeremy Campbell Underwood who married in 1979, Victoria Angela Henderson b 1956 a scion of the Barons FARINGDON being the daughter of Adrian Donald Henderson (1922 - 1974) son of Hon Alec Puleston Henderson 2nd son of the 1st Baron.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

The 3rd (and last) Viscount Alanbrooke 1932-2018

_. The 3rd Viscount Alanbrooke died 10 January, 2018. He was aged 85.

Lord Alanbrooke was the last holder of the title, and a younger son of Field Marshal the 1st Viscount, who was sometime Chief of the Imperial General Staff during the Second World War.

Harold Victor Alan Brooke was born 24 Nov, 1932, son of the 1st Viscount (1883-1963) by his second wife, the former Benita Blanche Pelly, scion of the Pelly Bts, and succeeded to the family honours upon the death of his elder half-brother, the 2nd Viscount, 19 Dec, 1972.

Viscount Alanbrooke was unmarried, and his peerages now become extinct.

The funeral takes place on Monday 26 February, 2018, at St Eligius Church, Arborfield Green.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Annette Bruce Seely (d 2018)

__. Annette Bruce Seely, who died 11 February, 2018, was the widow of Maj Victor Seely (1941-2009), scion of the Seely baronets.

She was the former Annette Bruce McEwen, daughter of Lt-Col John McEwen by his wife the former Yvonne Crossley Pratt.

She married 1972, Maj Victor Ronald Seely (1941-2009) s of Sir Victor Basil John SEELY 4th Bt (1900-80) and his 3rd wife, the former Mary Frances Margaret Collins, and had a son (William Victor Conway Seely, b 1983, hp to the present Bt, his uncle of the half blood) and a dau (Natasha Wilhelmina Annette b 1979).

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Saturday, February 03, 2018

De La Poer Beresford/Hill engagement

___. The engagement was announced 3 February, 2018, between the Hon Robert Marcus Duncan de la Poer Beresford (born 1988), son and heir of the 7th Baron Decies (b 1948), of Straffan, Co Kildare, by his second wife  the former Edel Jeannette Hendron (born 1957), & Susannah, only daughter of Mr & Mrs James Hill, of Dunganstown, Co Wicklow.

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Thursday, February 01, 2018

William Frederick Chancellor Graham (1963-2018)

 _. William Frederick Chancellor Graham, who died 31 January, 2018, aged 54, was a scion of the Graham baronets (cr 1906).

He was s of Colin Hugh Campbell Graham TD (b 1940), scion of the Bts of that name cr 1906, and his 1st w Kathleen Joanna (Jan) (b 1943 ref 685/1 1150 Haymarket) d of David CHANCELLOR [?(c1912-1955) of Pencaitland, East Lothian by his 1939 m (reg Q3 London) to Kathleen Mary BOURKE (1904-79)].

He m 1st 1989 Victoria L d of John Richmond BEASLEY of Shipton-under-Wychwood, and had a son and a dau as above. He m 2nd 2004 Lucy Victoria d of Michael GURNEY, [?and had a dau, (Phoebe) Lola M (b c2006 reg Q1 Gloucestershire)].

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