Major Denis James Alexander, 6th Earl of Caledon1

M, #53571, b. 10 November 1920, d. 20 May 1980
Last Edited=9 Feb 2011
     Major Denis James Alexander, 6th Earl of Caledon was born on 10 November 1920.2 He was the son of Lt.-Col. Hon. Herbrand Charles Alexander and Millicent Valla Meredyth.3 He married, firstly, Ghislaine Dresselhuys, daughter of Cornelius William Dresselhuys and Edith Merandon du Plessis, on 6 April 1943.1 He and Ghislaine Dresselhuys were divorced in 1948.2 He married, secondly, Baroness Anne Louise de Graevenitz, daughter of Baron Nicholas Werner Alexander de Graevenitz, on 31 December 1952.2 He married, thirdly, Marie Elizabeth Burton Allen, daughter of Major Richard Burton Allen, on 4 August 1964.2 He died on 20 May 1980 at age 59.2
     He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.2 He was educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire, England.3 He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Irish Guards.2 He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Caledon, of Caledon, co. Tyrone [I., 1800] on 10 July 1968.4 He succeeded to the title of 6th Baron Caledon, of Caledon, co. Tyrone [I., 1790] on 10 July 1968.2 He succeeded to the title of 6th Viscount Caledon, of Caledon, co. Tyrone [I., 1797] on 10 July 1968.3

Child of Major Denis James Alexander, 6th Earl of Caledon and Ghislaine Dresselhuys

Children of Major Denis James Alexander, 6th Earl of Caledon and Baroness Anne Louise de Graevenitz

Citations

  1. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 43. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 650. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  4. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 121. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

Edith Merandon du Plessis

F, #53572, d. 13 September 1976
Last Edited=12 May 2013
     Edith Merandon du Plessis was the daughter of Nicholas Emile Merandon du Plessis. She married, firstly, Cornelius William Dresselhuys.1 She married, secondly, James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley, son of John Mathias Berry and Mary Ann Rowe, on 30 April 1931.1 She died on 13 September 1976.2
      Her married name became Dresselhuys.1 She was invested as a Companion, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (C.St.J.).2 From 30 April 1931, her married name became Berry.1 As a result of her marriage, Edith Merandon du Plessis was styled as Baroness Kemsley on 3 February 1936. As a result of her marriage, Edith Merandon du Plessis was styled as Viscountess Kemsley on 12 September 1945.3 She was invested as a Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1953.2

Child of Edith Merandon du Plessis and Cornelius William Dresselhuys

Citations

  1. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2130. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 121. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley

M, #53573, b. 7 May 1883, d. 6 February 1968
Last Edited=12 May 2013
     James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley was born on 7 May 1883.1 He was the son of John Mathias Berry and Mary Ann Rowe.2 He married, firstly, Mary Lilian Holmes, daughter of Horace George Holmes, on 4 July 1907.1 He married, secondly, Edith Merandon du Plessis, daughter of Nicholas Emile Merandon du Plessis, on 30 April 1931.3 He died on 6 February 1968 at age 84.4
     He was created 1st Baronet Berry [U.K.] on 25 January 1928.1 He held the office of High Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1929.4 He was created 1st Baron Kemsley, of Farnham Royal, co. Buckingham [U.K.] on 3 February 1936.1 He was editor-in-chief of the Sunday Times between 1937 and 1959.1 He was chairman of Kemsley Newspapers Ltd between 1937 and 1959.1 He was decorated with the award of the Commander, Order of the Crown of Belgium.1 He was decorated with the award of the Grand Cross, Order of Geroge I of Greece.1 He was created 1st Viscount Kemsley, of Dropmore, co. Buckingham [U.K.] on 12 September 1945.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Buckinghamshire.1 He was invested as a Knight, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (K.St.J.).1 He was decorated with the award of the Officer, Legion of Honour.1 He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the British Empire (G.B.E.) in 1959.1 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.5
     

Children of James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley and Mary Lilian Holmes

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2129. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XIII, page 421. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  3. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.
  4. [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  5. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference "Berry, James Gomer". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.

Mary Lilian Holmes1

F, #53574, d. 1 February 1928
Last Edited=11 May 2013
     Mary Lilian Holmes was the daughter of Horace George Holmes.2 She married James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley, son of John Mathias Berry and Mary Ann Rowe, on 4 July 1907.1 She died on 1 February 1928.1
      Her married name became Berry.

Children of Mary Lilian Holmes and James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2129. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Lt.-Col. Sir Alexander Penrose Gordon-Cumming of Altyre, 3rd Bt.1

M, #53575, b. 17 August 1816, d. 2 September 1866
Last Edited=12 Jun 2011
Consanguinity Index=0.04%
     Lt.-Col. Sir Alexander Penrose Gordon-Cumming of Altyre, 3rd Bt. was born on 17 August 1816.1 He was the son of Sir William Gordon Gordon-Cumming of Altyre, 2nd Bt. and Eliza Maria Campbell.2 He married Anne Pitcairn Campbell, daughter of Reverend Augustus Campbell and Elizabeth Aspinall, on 28 November 1845.1 He died on 2 September 1866 at age 50.1
     He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 4th Light Dragoons and 71st Lught Infantry.1 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Gordon-Cumming, of Altyre and of Gordonstoun, co. Moray [U.K., 1804] between 25 November 1854 and 1854.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Elgin Volunteers.1

Children of Lt.-Col. Sir Alexander Penrose Gordon-Cumming of Altyre, 3rd Bt. and Anne Pitcairn Campbell

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1591. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]


Phyllis Lilian Hardinge1

F, #53576, b. 1925
Last Edited=17 Oct 2011
     Phyllis Lilian Hardinge was born in 1925.1 She is the daughter of George Nicholas Hardinge and Lilian Frances Graham-Toler.2
     She lived in 2003 at Rose Cottage, Bramdean Common, Alresford, Hampshire, England.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1775. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Oliver Pearce-Edgecumbe

M, #53577, b. 16 May 1892
Last Edited=10 May 2003
     Oliver Pearce-Edgecumbe was born on 16 May 1892. He is the son of Sir Edward Robert Pearce-Edgecumbe and Frances Foley. He married Iris Pallett-Cox on 31 October 1935.

Major Christopher Thomas Vesey1

M, #53578, b. 8 March 1916, d. 30 August 1956
Last Edited=30 May 2008
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
     Major Christopher Thomas Vesey was born on 8 March 1916.1 He was the son of General Sir Ivo Lucius Beresford Vesey and Geraldine Foley.1 He married Helen Cynthia Mary Ebsworth, daughter of Brigadier Wilfrid Algernon Ebsworth, on 29 November 1952.1 He died on 30 August 1956 at age 40.1
     He was educated at Wellington College, Wellington, Berkshire, England.1 He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Royal Horse Artillery.1 He fought in the Second World War, where he was wounded.1 He was decorated with the award of the Military Cross (M.C.).1

Children of Major Christopher Thomas Vesey and Helen Cynthia Mary Ebsworth

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1117. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Helen Cynthia Mary Ebsworth1

F, #53579
Last Edited=30 May 2008
     Helen Cynthia Mary Ebsworth is the daughter of Brigadier Wilfrid Algernon Ebsworth.1 She married, firstly, Major Christopher Thomas Vesey, son of General Sir Ivo Lucius Beresford Vesey and Geraldine Foley, on 29 November 1952.1 She married, secondly, Brigadier Ferdinand Shaw Eiloart on 15 December 1969.1
      Her married name became Vesey. From 15 December 1969, her married name became Eiloart.1

Children of Helen Cynthia Mary Ebsworth and Major Christopher Thomas Vesey

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1117. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

F. A. Lloyd1

M, #53580
Last Edited=12 Sep 2010
     F. A. Lloyd lived at Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales.1

Child of F. A. Lloyd

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1449. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]