Noble Deaths Announcements 2014
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02 January: Countess Anne-Dorthe of Rosenborg, née Maltoft-Nielsen, aged 66.
02 January: Jean-François de la Croix, Duke of Castries, aged 75.
02 January: Countess Dorothea Razumovsky von Wigstein, née Princess zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, aged 78.
02 January: Count Alain de Liedekerke de Pailhe, aged 86.
03 January: Countess Agnes Miloradovich, née Baroness von Hoenning O'Carroll, aged 77.
04 January: Prince Martin Lobkowicz, aged 85.
14 January: Mother Paola di Napoli-Rampolla, of the Princes of Resuttano and Bonfornello, aged 92.
22 January: Lady Margaret Tennant, née Ogilvy (of the Earls of Airlie), aged 93.
30 January: Patrick de Rohan-Chabot, aged 69.
01 February: Donna Ludovica of the Counts Terzi, née Ruffo of the Princes della Scaletta, aged 96.
13 February: Lady Mary Cecilia Clayton, née Leveson-Gower (of the Earls Granville), aged 96.
17 February: Katherine Bowes-Lyon (of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne), aged 87.
18 February: Antoine de Gramont, 14th Duke de Gramont and Prince de Bidache, aged 62.
13 March: Doña María de la Concepción Sáenz de Tejada y Fernández de Bobadilla, Dowager Countess of Ripalda, aged 85.
13 March: Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond, aged 70.
13 March: The Dowager Duchess of Montrose, née Susan Mary Semple, aged 85.
13 March: Count Nikolaus von Wuthenau-Hohenthurm, aged 82.
23 March: Don Adolfo Suárez González, 1st Duke of Suárez, aged 81.
.. March: Count Henri de La Rochefoucauld, aged 61.
05 April: Countess Anna Berta von Almeida, aged 89.
23 April: Countess Melissa zu Solms-Baruth, née Butler, aged 59.
24 April: Marie-Armandine Zurstrassen, née Querton (daughter of Renaud Querton and of his wife, née Countess Philippine de Limburg-Stirum), aged 40.
29 April: Countess Arnoud de Looz-Corswarem, née Chantal de Meester, aged 84.
29 April: Lady Emma Hodgkinson, née Montagu, aged 48.
01 May: Countess Christian de Montrichard, née Countess Madeleinde de la Rochefoucauld, aged 67.
04 May: Count Claude de Lannoy-Cervaux, aged 82.
05 May: Renata Wagnière, née Princess Radziwill, aged 59.
08 May: Count Quentin d'Ursel, aged 67.
12 May: Claude Suchet, Duchess of Albufèra, née de Ladoucette, aged 91.
15 May: Patricia Held, née Countess Fugger von Babenhausen, aged 52.
21 May: Jacques-Henri de Durfort de Civrac de Lorge, Duke de Lorge, aged 85.
25 May: Asja Prinzessin von Croÿ , née Lukic, aged 81.
31 May: Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, née Spencer-Churchill (of the Dukes of Marlborough), aged 91.
01 June: Princess Maria Jadwiga Radziwiłł, née Princess Czartoryska, aged 83.
21 June: Marchioness Donna Nerina Incisa della Rocchetta, née (of the Princes) Corsini, aged 72.
02 July: Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, née Lady Mary Crewe-Milnes, aged 99.
07 July: Doña Maria Cristina de Baviera y Mesia, Countess of Odiel, aged 79.
Exact date unknown:
Lisa Lanett, née Edle von Hortenau, aged 92.
Marie von Bünau, née Countess zu Solms-Sonnenwalde, aged 97.
Countess Harriet von Plettenberg, née Baroness Rivalier von Meyssenburg, aged 48.
Countess Pia von Toggenburg, née von Enzenberg zum Freyen und Jochelsthurn, aged 58.
First deaths of 2014:
Countess Anne-Dorthe of Rosenborg, nee Nielsen died at Gentofte on 2 January.
She was born at Copenhagen on 3 October 1947, and on 27 February 1971 she married in Lyngby Count Christian af Rosenborg (1942-2013), born Prince of Denmark, son of Prince Knud of Denmark (1900-1976) & his wife, Pss Caroline Mathilde of Denmark (1912-1995). She is survived by their three daughters - twins Josephine and Camilla (b.1972) and Feodora (b.1975) and seven grandchildren.
Source: Royal News of 2014, Section I
Jean-François de la Croix, Duke of Castries (b.1938, son of René de La Croix, count de Castries, & his wife, Monique de Cassagne de Saint-Jean de Libron), died at Paris on 2 January, survived by his wife, France, and by a son and stepchildren.
Dorothea Countess Razumovsky von Wigstein, née Princess of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, died at Lich on 2 January 2014.
She was born at Lich on 11 December 1935, daughter of Hermann Crown Prince of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1902-1940) & his wife Gertrud, née Freiin und Herrin von Werthern (1913-1987). She married in Lich on 17 May 1959 Andreas Count Razumovsky von Wigstein (1929-2002) and is survived by their three children and their families.
Source: Royal News of 2014, Section II
Prince Martin Lobkowicz died on 4 January 2014, aged 85.
He was born at London on 21 December 1928, the eldest son of Prince Maximilian Lobkowciz (1888-1967) and his wife, née Gillian Margaret Hope Somerville (1890-1982). He had been married since 1952 to Margaret Juett, by whom he had three sons and one daughter.
He is survived by his wife, their four children and their families.
Royal News of 2014, Section II
Count Alain de Liedekerke de Pailhe passed away on 02 January 2014, aged 86.
He was born on 04 October 1927, son of Count Paul de Liedekerke de Pailhe and of his wife, née Countess Anne d'Oultremont. He was married to his distant cousin Countess Anne de Liedekerke de Pailhe, by whom he had five children.
He is survived by his wife Countess Anne, their children and children-in-law Count and Countess James de Liedekerke de Pailhe, Count and Countess Evrard d'Ursel, Count and Countess Hubert d'Ursel, Count and Countess Hugues Pother de La Morandière, Count and Countess de Villegas de Clercamp, their eleven grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mother Paola di Napoli Rampolla, of the Princes of Resuttano and Bonfornello, died in Rome on 14 January 2014.
She was born in Siena on 26 October 1921, the eldest daughter of Don Vincenzo di Napoli-Rampolla, Prince of Resuttano and of Bonfornello, and of his wife, née Countess Teresa di Bulgarini d'Elci. She was a nun.
She is survived by her siblings Francesco, Eleonora and Ferdinando and by many nephews and nieces.
Royal News of 2014, Section III
Countess Agnes Miloradovich, née Baroness von Hoenning O'Carroll, passed away on 3 January 2014 in Dülmen, Germany, aged 77.
She was born in 1936, the second of the eleven children of Baron Zdenko von Hoenning O'Carroll (1906-1996) and of his first wife, née Princess Margarete Lobkowicz (1913-1946). In 1948 her father remarried to Princess Aldegunde of Bavaria (1917-2004), by whom he had five more children.
She married in 1959 to Count Serafim Miloradovich (1929-2008), by whom she had four daughters: Alexandra (wife of the Duke von Croy), Marina, Tatiana and Larissa.
She is survived by her daughters and their families.
Among her many nephews and nieces are Fürstin Johanna Reuss, née Baroness Raitz von Frentz, and the late Count Stefan von Walderdorff (husband of Princess Marie Therese von Croy, the sister of Agnes' son-in-law Duke Rudolf von Croy).
Royal Musings: The death of Countess Agnes von Miloradovich (nee Baroness von Hoenning-O'Carroll)
Lady Margaret Helen Isla Marion Tennant 1920-2014
_. The Lady Margaret Tennant, who died 22 January, 2014, aged 93, was a scion of the Earls of Airlie (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1639). She was the former Lady Margaret Helen Isla Marion Ogilvy, born 23 July, 1920, second daughter of David Lyulph Gore Wolesley Ogilvy, 7th Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, MC (1893-1968), by his wife the former Lady Alexandra Marie Bridget Coke (d 1984), daughter of the 3rd Earl of Leicester; he siblings included the 8th Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, PC (b 1926), sometime Lord Chamberlain to the Queen, and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy (1928-2004), husband of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent, the Queen's cousin. She married 11 July, 1946, Capt Sir Iain Mark Tennant, KT (1919-2006), of Lochnabo House, Elgin, co Moray, scion of the Barons Glenconner, chairman of Grampian Television for over 20 years, by whom she had issue, Mark, Christopher (deceased), and Emma. The funeral is at St Columba's Church, Elgin, Monday, 3 Feb, 2014. -=-
Attendees at the funeral included:
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by The Duke of York
The Prince of Wales was represented by Lady Butter.
The Earl of Wessex was represented by the Countess of Dalhousie.
The Princess Royal was represented by Mrs David Bowes-Lyon.
Donna Ludovica Ruffo della Scaletta, Nobile dei Conti Terzi, died at Rome on 1 February.
She was born at Rome on 17 March 1917, daughter of Don Rufo Vincenzo Principe Ruffo, Principe della Scaletta (1888-1959) and his wife, née Gabriela Contessa Bacci (1892-1978). In 1947 she married Nobile Manfredi dei Conti Terzi (1916-1969).
Source: Royal News of 2014, Section III
Lady Mary Cecilia Clayton, nee Leveson Gower (maternal first cousin of QEII) died on 13 February.
She was born on 12 December 1917 as a firstborn daughter and older child of Lady Rose Bowes-Lyon (maternal aunt of QEII; 1890-1967) & her husband, William Spencer Leveson Gower, 4th Earl Granville (1880-1953).
She married on 7 July 1956 Samuel Wittewronge Clayton (younger son of Brigade General Sir Gilbert Fallingham Clayton) by whom she had a son Gilbert (b.1958) & daughter Rose (b.1960) as well as a grandson, Samuel Wittewronge Kit Clayton (2002) - son of Gilbert & his wife Rosalind, nee Mullen.
Her only brother, Granville James Leveson Gower, 5th Earl Granville, who was a year younger than she, died in 1996. In 2005 she also lost her niece, Lady Marcia Leveson Gower, who died aged 44, bereaving four children.
Apart from her descendants she left two nephews Granville, 6th Earl Grenville (b.1958) and Niall (b.1963) and their families.
Sources: Descendants of Sir Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Peerage News: Lady Mary Cecilia Clayton 1917-2014
Antoine de Gramont, 14th Duke de Gramont and Prince de Bidache, died on 18 February 2014 in Houston, Texas. He was 62.
He was born on 26 April 1951, the only child of Henri, 13th Duke de Gramont, and of his wife, née Odile Sublet d'Heudincourt de Lénoncourt. He became the 14th Duke at his father's death in 1995.
He was married since 2003 to Catherine Forget, by whom he had a son in 2008.
He is survived by his wife and their son Antoine (now the 15th Duke de Gramont and Prince de Bidache).
Le prince de Bidache est mort, ses châteaux demeurent - SudOuest.fr
Katharine Bowes-Lyon, Elizabeth II's cousin, died on February 23 2014. She was 87.
Katharine was born on 4 July 1926 and was the youngest daughter and child of John Bowes-Lyon and his wife, The Hon. Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis. Her father was a favourite brother of The Queen Mother. She was mentally handicapped and was admitted to the Royal Earlswood Hospital. Two Years ago, she appeared in a documentary entitled The Queen's Hidden Cousins.
Source: Peace at last for the Queen's cousin - Telegraph
Death of the Dowager Countess of Ripalda - María de la Concepción Sáenz de Tejada y Fernández de Bobadilla ,1929-2014 .
Mother of Don Jaime de Marichalar,former husband of HRH The Infanta Elena,Duchess of Lugo.The Dowager Countess died as the result of a stroke at the Hospital La Paz , in Madrid .
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