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Old 12-31-2020, 03:54 AM
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Deaths announcements 2021

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Old 01-03-2021, 10:35 PM
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First death in 2021:

The Lady Mary Cecilia Colman, nee Bowes-Lyon died at her home on2 January, 2021 exactly four weeks before her 89th birthday; she was maternal first cousin of Her Majesty the Queen, and wife of Sir Timothy Colman, KG, sometime Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk.

Lady Mary served as an Extra Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy, from 1970.

She was born on 30 January 1932 as the second of four children and elder daughter of Captain the Honourable Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes Lyon (1893-1953), of The Royal Scots, and his wife Elizabeth Margaret, nee Cator (1899-1959), scion of that landed gentry family.

A niece of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and a first cousin of HM The Queen, her father was the eighth child and fifth son of the Sir Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, KG, KT, GCVO (1855-1944) & his wife Nina Cecilia, nee Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938).

The Honourable Michael Bowes Lyon was reported to have watched from the gallery of the House of Commons as the Abdication Bill was passed, thus witnessing the moment his sister became Queen Consort in 1936.

Mary Bowes Lyon, a childhood playmate of her cousins the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, was advanced to the rank of an Earl's daughter, in 1974, following the succession in 1972 of her brother, Fergus, as 17th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne (1928-1987).

Mary Cecilia Bowes Lyon married on 10 November 1951 Timothy James Alan Colman (b. 19 September 1929) of Bixley Manor, Norwich, scion of the Norfolk mustard family, and descended maternally from the Adeane landed family.

Her husband was Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, 1978-2004, and chairman of the Eastern Counties Newspaper Group. He was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1996.

She is survived by Sir Timothy and by three daughters Sarah (b.1953), Sabrina (b.1955) & Emma (b.1958) two sons James (b.1962) & Matthew (b.1966) and as well as ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Her eldest daughter, Sarah Troughton, is Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire.

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...1932-2021.html
Descendants of Sir Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
https://www.angelfire.com/realm/goth...trathmore.html
http://heinbruins.nl/BowesLyon.html
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:05 PM
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Alexandra Beck, nee Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg died o 6 January.

She was born in Rottach-Egern on 2 December 1932 as an only child together of Prince Otto of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1878-1955) & his second wife Ilse Lampl (1901-1983).
She had four half-brothers by her father's first marriage to Princess Elisabeth of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (1890-1953) which was dissolved by divorce in 1923; two of them died during the WWII: the second one, August-Richard was murdered by Gestapo in Berlin on 22 December 1939, exactly on his 26th birthday (!!!) and the youngest one, Gottfried was killed in action in Wolno Koschewinkowo on 28 November 1941, aged 21.
The other two were Franz (1910-2001) & Casimir (1917-2010).
She married in Kreuth, Upper Bavaria on 15 April 1955 Ortwin Beck (1915-1995) by whom she had two sons: Michael Otto (b.1956) & Andreas Florian (b.1958) as well as three granddaughters: Lisa-Marie [daughter of Michael Otto & his former wife Christiane Gilcher], Isabella & Helena [daughters of Andreas Florian & his wife Barbara Penzhofer].
She also leaves two nephews and one niece [children of her half-brother Casimir] and their families; one nephew, Richard, predeceased her in 2010 aged 58.
Her second-youngest grand-niece, Princess Teresa of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b.1988) [older of two daughters of her youngest nephew Prince Johannes of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b.1953) & his wife Bettina, nee von Molo (b.1959)] married Alexander Henry de Cruce Grubb Villiers-Stuart (b.October 1984) [son of Nicolas de Cruce Grubb (b.1950) & his wife Barbara Villiers-Stuart (b.1955)] on 19 December.

Sources: Descendants of Prince Christian Heinrich of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Countess Charlotte of Leiningen-Westerburg
https://www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/gotha/sayn.html
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Baron Benjamin de Rotschild (57) has died on January 15th in his home in Pregny in Switzerland. He died from a heart attack.

He was the only son of Baron Edmond de Rotschild and Bss Nadine de Rotschild, née Nadine Lhopitalier.

He married Ariane Langner in 1999. The couple has four daughters.

https://www.edmond-de-rothschild.com...ild-holding-sa
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Old 01-17-2021, 06:21 AM
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Baron Benjamin de Rotschild (57) has died on January 15th in his home in Pregny in Switzerland. He died from a heart attack.

He was the only son of Baron Edmond de Rotschild and Bss Nadine de Rotschild, née Nadine Lhopitalier.

He married Ariane Langner in 1999. The couple has four daughters.

https://www.edmond-de-rothschild.com...ild-holding-sa
An off shoot of the Rothchild banking family of France (the four main branches of the family were France, Britain, Austria and Naples).

His grandfather Maurice was forced to leave France in 1940 after voting against the pro-nazi regime. Maurice settled the family in Switzerland where Maurice established the Swiss branch with money he inherited from an Italian relative. Benjamin's father started the Edmond de Rothschild Group.


His mother Nadine Lhopitalier is a former actress and author.

His daughters range in age from 25 to 18.
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Prince Eric of Bourbon-Parma has died (1953-2021):

https://eurohistoryjournal.blogspot....f-bourbon.html

He was son of Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma (1926-2028) and Princess Yolande de Broglie (1928-2014). He was married to his cousin Countess Lydia Holstein-Lederborg (b. 1955).
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Prince Eric of Bourbon-Parma has died (1953-2021):

https://eurohistoryjournal.blogspot....f-bourbon.html

He was son of Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma (1926-2028) and Princess Yolande de Broglie (1928-2014). He was married to his cousin Countess Lydia Holstein-Lederborg (b. 1955).
He and Lydia were divorced in 1999.

Lydia is the daughter of Princess Marie Gabriele, Dowager Countess af Holstein-Ledreborg, the last remaining sibling of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg.

He was the father in law of Archduchess Gabriella of Austria (daughter of Archduke Carl Christian and Marie Astrid of Luxembourg). She married his youngest child Henri last year.


Only two of his children are married, Henri and his daughter Alexia. And he has one grandchild, Henri's daughter Victoria who was born in 2017.
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He and Lydia were divorced in 1999.

Only two of his children are married, Henri and his daughter Alexia. And he has one grandchild, Henri's daughter Victoria who was born in 2017.
Three of his children are married:
Princess Antoinette (b.1981) to Martin Krusbæk (b.1982) since 2010.
Princess Alexia (b.1985) to Fabian Davis (b.1984) since 2007.
And Prince Henri (b.1991), who married last year Archduchess Gabriella of Austria (b.1994).

And he had seven grandchildren:
Mark de Bourbon de Parme (b.1999) [out-of-wedlock son of his second daughter, Princess Marie-Gabrielle (b.1982)].
Rebecca (b.2004) & Bianca (b.2008) Davis.
Inès (b.2011), Maximilian (b.2012) & Alix (b.2016) Krusbæk.
& Princess Victoria of Bourbon-Parma (b.2017).

His only child unmarried and childless in Prince Michel (b.1989).

Source: Descendants of King Christian IX of Denmark
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Princess Phương Mai of Vietnam, Dowager Duchess di Addis Abeba, died on 16 January 2021.

Born on 1 August 1937, the princess was the second child and first daughter of Emperor Bảo Đại of Vietnam (1913-1997) and his first wife Empress Nam Phương (1914-1963).

https://eurohistoryjournal.blogspot....ncess-and.html
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Jean Evelyn Louise Oliphant, nee Murray died on 20 January, exactly two weeks after her 89th birthday; she was a scion of the Dukes of Atholl.

She was born in Shrewton on 6 January, 1932 as a daughter of Arthur Evelyn Francis Murray (1888-1972) & his wife Louise Isabelle, nee Delacombe (died 1966) she had one brother James Stewart (b.26 November 1941).
She married on 7 February 1959 Major Jonathan Beresford "Jumbo" Oliphant (1931-2010) [scion of the landed family of Oliphant, formerly of Condie, son of the Reverend Donald Aden Oliphant (1891-1963) & his wife Jocelyn Hope, nee Young] by whom she had three children: Catriona, Janet and Angus.

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ee-murray.html
https://www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/gotha/atholl.html

Polish diplomat, Prince Stanisław Jan Andrzej Maria Czartoryski died on 21 January.

He was born in Konarzewo on 8 June 1939 as eighth and youngest child and younger son of Prince Roman Jacek Maria Czartoryski (1898-1958) & his wife Teresa, nee Countess Zamoyska (1902-1978).
He was married thrice: firstly (from 1970 to 1983) to Krystyna Godlewska (b.1936); he married secondly in Warsaw on 13 August 1983 Ewa Minkowska (b.1959) by whom he had two children, but they divorced in 2001; he married thirdly in Warsaw on 9 August 2002 Joanna Elzbieta Gardowska (b.1956).
He is survived by his daughter Anna Maria Teresa (b.Warsaw 8 January 1984; an actress), son Michał Roman (b.11 March 1986), son-in-law Michał Niemczycki, daughter-in-law Princess Zofia Czartoryska, nee Płoska, four grandchildren: Ksawery (11-7-2014), Janina (9-1-2016) & Antoni (12-5-2019) Niemczycki and Prince Stanisław Ignacy Czartoryski (15-1-2018) as well as numerous nephews and nieces with their families.
From his numerous siblings only Anna Maria Ksawera (b.14 July 1932), widow of Prince Albert Hieronim Radziwiłł (1931-2010) is still alive.

Sources: https://www.sejm-wielki.pl/b/ut.1.1.297
https://www.sejm-wielki.pl/b/sw.821130
https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanis...aw_Czartoryski
https://www.angelfire.com/realm/goth...artoryski.html
https://www.filmweb.pl/person/Anna+Czartoryska-138878
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