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About the Duke of Richmond and Gordon


How I turned Goodwood into £100m empire: Tireless 64-year-old aristocrat entrepreneur runs 29 businesses and works 12-hour days
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:14 PM
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Viscountess Weymouth attends Pride Of Britain Awards 2019 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on 28 October in London

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Lady Frances von Hofmannsthal attended a cocktail a reception to celebrate the opening of Paige Powell 'Beulah Land' installation at DSM powered by Gucci in London yesterday, November 6:


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Old 11-10-2019, 01:09 PM
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Viscount and Viscountess Weymouth at the opening of the annual Festival of Light at Longleat in Wiltshire

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Viscountess Weymouth and the Tusk Conservation Awards, in London, on 21 November



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Lord Mawhinney dies aged 79

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Old 11-22-2019, 02:05 AM
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Viscountess Weymouth and the Tusk Conservation Awards, in London, on 21 November



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The Viscountess does a lot of work with Tusk. She is heavily involved in Longleat (her husband's family estate) and their wildlife park. The park has a herd of southern white rhinos. Tusk and Longleat are both involved in a program trying to stop the extinction (only 3 left) of the Northern white rhino. Longleat has been supplying embryos from their herd for the research. Conservation in general is a passion for the Viscountess, but she is often seen at these events for Tusk to raise awareness for the white rhinos.
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The Death of Sir Stephen Cleobury who was the Director of Music for the Choir of King's College, Cambridge since 1982.


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Old 11-24-2019, 04:14 PM
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Viscount and Viscountess Weymouth attend 65th Evening Standard theatre Awards in association with Michael Kors at the London Coliseum tonight in London

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Viscountess Weymouth attends the ba&sh x Doutzen Kroes launch of The Teddy Bag on 26 November in London


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Viscountess Weymouth at the Royal Osteoporosis Gala Dinner in London on 27 November

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A new photo of the Duchess of Beaufort for Vogue:

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A new photo of the Duchess of Beaufort for Vogue:

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More about the article the photo was from

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ton-House.html

There are actually three women with the title in one form or another:

-Her Grace The Duchess of Beaufort-who is featured in the article. The former Georgia Powell, wife of the 12th duke.

-Her Grace the Dowager Duchess of Beaufort- the former Miranda Morley. The widow of the 11th Duke. She is the stepmother of the current Duke (her husband's first wife and mother of his children died in 1995)

-Tracy, Duchess of Beaufort- ex-wife of the 12th duke. Mother of his three children. They divorced last year.
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Lady Frances von Hofmannsthal attended the Dover Street Market 15 year anniversary celebration on November 29:


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Viscountess Weymouth attended The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall and the Fenty party in London yesterday, December 2:



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Lady Melissa Percy announces a pregnancy! Congratulations to her!
The guy is an older gentleman who just went through a nasty divorce.


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Old 12-05-2019, 12:28 AM
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Remy is a very wealthy (keep calling him a billionaire but then say he is worth $200 million so who knows). He stepped down from his company in February but with a huge settlement. He is 17 years her senior.
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Congratulations to Lady Melissa Percy!
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Viscountess Weymouth attended Evgeny Lebvedev's Christmas Party on December 13:


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Viscountess Weymouth at the Dolce & Gabbana 12 part Alta Moda aria to opera at La Scala in Milano last night


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The marriage took place on Thursday, 19 December, at Mercer Mill Plantation, Georgia, USA, between Mr Remy White Trafelet and Lady Melissa Percy, younger daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland

Mr R.W. Trafelet and Lady Melissa Percy - Marriages Announcements - Telegraph Announcements

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My great great aunt (I believe) was a housekeeper for the Graf (count) of Grafschaft Gnesen in germany ( now Poland I believe..gniezno?)

The family story is that he married her. His name was switalski (I believe)

The story gets a bit muddled after this..apparently they lost their manor house and property during the war to the Russians...but the german nobility should have been long collapsed by world war 2...maybe he was one of the last survivors?

Anyway, I'm not asking anyone to work on my genealogy, I'd just like to locate this grafshaft (countdown or earldom) of Gnesen and confirm that a Count switalski once owned it and whether or not the house still survives...story is that it took a day to ride around his property on a horse. I'm quite skilled in genealogy but in 20 years I've never found a single reference or picture of this place..

Any advice or hints will be appreciated

Thank you.
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I think it is not the right place for this kind of post. Being a great-great-niece to a count's housekeeper is a really distant relation to nobility, not to mention royalty.


You have so, so little information. And maybe the reason why you, someone "skilled in genealgy" [research], can't find anything more than the family story itself is that essential facts and names are clearly "lost in translation" and generational transfers through two-three generations?



I believe Gnesen in your family story is Gniezno, Poland. The town is actually considered the first historical capital of Poland. It was ruled by the Prussians in 1793–1807 and 1815–1920. There was Landkreis Gnesen, an administrative division of the Province of South Prussia and then Province of Posen (Poznań), of the Kingdom of Prussia. And landkreis (rural district) is often translated to powiat in Polish, which in turn is translated to county in English. But there was definitely no county of Gnesen. Of course, there were landed nobility in the said district, whether there were some Switalskis should be the focus of your research. There were definitely no Switalskis (or Świtalskis) with a noble title.



Also, the name Switalski (Świtalski) is clearly of Polish origin, so maybe you should focus your research on the genealogy of Polish nobility, not German and definitely not of German princely and royal houses. Maybe that's the reason why you have so little information now.

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My great great aunt (I believe) was a housekeeper for the Graf (count) of Grafschaft Gnesen in germany ( now Poland I believe..gniezno?)

The family story is that he married her. His name was switalski (I believe)

The story gets a bit muddled after this..apparently they lost their manor house and property during the war to the Russians...but the german nobility should have been long collapsed by world war 2...maybe he was one of the last survivors?

Anyway, I'm not asking anyone to work on my genealogy, I'd just like to locate this grafshaft (countdown or earldom) of Gnesen and confirm that a Count switalski once owned it and whether or not the house still survives...story is that it took a day to ride around his property on a horse. I'm quite skilled in genealogy but in 20 years I've never found a single reference or picture of this place..

Any advice or hints will be appreciated

Thank you.
Mark
Hello Mark,
though you do not ask for help, I would like to give you a link to the archdiocese of Gniezko, this is (I believe) the simplest way to find further information, because their books and archives should cover everything from there.
And Gnesen is popular because of its history ( Akt von Gnesen) but this was long before the 20. century and after that the influence of the Catholic church is known but hardly any noble family from there, as you recognised yourself already.
Look here:
Archidiecezja Gnie?nie?ska

I doubt that a dukedom or something of Gnesen has existed at the time you mentioned, maybe the person you mention was from gentry and owned a house& land near by the town.
It is rather difficult to find information if you do not know the exact name.
Good luck!

BUT! take a look what google told me, there are at least two persons left in Gniezno who carry the name. A dancing school Switalski and a shopowner, both have a website and can easily be contacted and hopefully give more information ;-)
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Lady Violet and Lady Eliza Manners attended The Gentleman's Journal Christmas Drinks at Wild by Tart in London yesterday:



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Lady Melissa Percy announces a pregnancy! Congratulations to her!
The guy is an older gentleman who just went through a nasty divorce.


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I'm a little surprised this is in the Cambridge friends' thread instead of the nobility thread since in a post-divorce interview Missy described William, Catherine, and Harry as "his friends", his being Tom's. She said post-divorce she only "hung onto" Chelsy.

As for the baby news, the Percy's are going in a backwards order. The youngest became a parent first, now the 3rd-born is pregnant, maybe George will be next.

I will say her future husband being named Remy is amusing since her brother, Max, has a baby girl named Romy. Is there a Rumy somewhere in the future?
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I hope she has better luck with her second marriage as her first imploded pretty quickly. I do remember her saying in an interview she always preferred the US and American men.
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