Edward Croft-Murray

M, #81541, b. 1 September 1907
Last Edited=2 Nov 2011
     Edward Croft-Murray was born on 1 September 1907.1 He is the son of Bernard Croft Murray and Amy James.2 He married Contessina Giovanna Zaffi, daughter of Count (?) Zaffi.1 He married Rosemary Jill Whitford-Hawkey, daughter of Captain E H Whitford-Hawkey, in 1960.1
      Leominster.1 He lived Croft Castle.1 He was also known as Edward Frederick Croft Murray.1 In 1933 Assist Keeper Dept Prints and Drawings Br Museum , Dep Keeper 1953–54, Keeper 1954, Tstee Cecil Higgins Museum Bedford, memb (rep Oxford U) Br Instn Fund.1 He was WW II: Admlty , Civilian Offr, Mil Intell WO 1940–43, Major Allied Control Commn (Monuments and Fine Arts Section) Italy and Austria 1943–46 in 1939.1 He was Lancing and Magdalen College Oxford (BA), Fellow, Society of Antiquaries (F.S.A.) in 1940.1 He was Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 1966.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2840. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Hon. Flora Katherine Astor1

F, #81542, b. 7 June 1976
Last Edited=28 Jan 2011
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
     Hon. Flora Katherine Astor was born on 7 June 1976.1 She is the daughter of William Waldorf Astor, 4th Viscount Astor and Annabel Lucy Veronica Jones.1

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 131. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

Major Hon. Sir John Jacob Astor1

M, #81543, b. 29 August 1918, d. 10 September 2000
Last Edited=28 Jan 2011
     Major Hon. Sir John Jacob Astor was born on 29 August 1918.1 He was the son of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and Nancy Witcher Langhorne.1 He married, firstly, Ana Inez Carcano y Morra, daughter of Dr. Don Miguel Angel Carcano and Stella de Morra, on 23 October 1944.1 He and Ana Inez Carcano y Morra were divorced in 1972.1 He married, secondly, Susan Eveleigh, daughter of Major Michael Eveleigh, in 1976.1 He and Susan Eveleigh were divorced in 1985.1 He married, thirdly, Marcia (?) in 1988.1 He died on 10 September 2000 at age 82.2
      Major Hon. Sir John Jacob Astor also went by the nick-name of Jackie.2 He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He was educated at New College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.1 He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Life Guards.1 He fought in the Second World War, in Italy, France, Germany and Norway.1 He wrote the book Legion of Honour.1 He was invested as a Member, Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) in 1945.1 He was decorated with the award of the Croix de Guerre.1 He held the office of Parliamentary Private Secretary between 1951 and 1953, to the Finance Secretary of Treasury.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Surrey between 1951 and 1959.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Cambridgeshire between 1960 and 1974.1 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Cambridgeshire in 1962.1 He held the office of High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely in 1967.1 He was invested as a Knight in 1978.1 He was decorated with the award of the Emergency Reserve Decoration (E.R.D.) ((Army)) in 1989.1 He lived in 1999 at The Dower House, Hatley Park, Hatley St. George, Bedfordshire, England.1

Children of Major Hon. Sir John Jacob Astor and Ana Inez Carcano y Morra

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 131. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 172. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Alexandra Gräfin Zichy de Zich et Vásonkeö1

F, #81544
Last Edited=1 Feb 2004

Child of Alexandra Gräfin Zichy de Zich et Vásonkeö and János zu Seregélyes Graf Hadik von Futak

Citations

  1. [S13] Detlev Schwennicke, editor, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschicht der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge: Band XVII (Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Vittorio Klostermann, 1998), tafel 10. Hereinafter cited as Europäische Stammtafeln: Band XVII.

Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor1

M, #81545, b. 19 May 1879, d. 30 September 1952
Last Edited=28 Jan 2011
Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor, and his wife Nancy2
     Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor was born on 19 May 1879 at New York, U.S.A..1 He was the son of William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor and Mary Dahlgren Paul.1 He married Nancy Witcher Langhorne, daughter of Chiswell Dabney Langhorne and Nancy Witcher Keen, on 3 May 1906.1 He died on 30 September 1952 at age 73.3
     He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He graduated from New College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, with a Master of Arts (M.A.).1 He was acting chairman of the Observer circa 1910.4 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Plymouth between 1910 and 1918.1 He gained the rank of Temporary Major in 1914.1 He was Inspector of the Quarter-Master-General's Services in the Home District between 1914 and 1917 for which he was mentioned in despatches.1 He held the office of Parliamentary Private Secretary between 1917 and 1918, to the Prime Minister.5 He held the office of Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Food between 1918 and 1919.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Plymouth, Sutton Division between 1918 and 1919.1 He held the office of Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Health between 1919 and 1921.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Astor [U.K., 1917] on 18 October 1919.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Astor, of Hever Castle, co. Kent [U.K., 1916] on 18 October 1919.1 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Devon.5 He gained the rank of honorary Colonel in 1929 in the service of the Devon Heavy Brigade, Royal Artillery (Territorial Army).1 He held the office of Lord Mayor of Plymouth between 1939 and 1944.5 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.6
     

Children of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and Nancy Witcher Langhorne

Citations

  1. [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 215. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S300] Michael Rhodes, "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 8 February. Hereinafter cited as "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection."
  3. [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 669. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  4. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 171. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  5. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 131. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  6. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference "Astor, Waldorf, 1879-1952". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  7. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XIII, page 216.
  8. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV, page 24.


Nancy Witcher Langhorne1

F, #81546, b. 19 May 1879, d. 2 May 1964
Last Edited=6 Dec 2007
Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor, and his wife Nancy2
     Nancy Witcher Langhorne was born on 19 May 1879 at Danville, Virginia, U.S.A..3 She was the daughter of Chiswell Dabney Langhorne and Nancy Witcher Keen.4 She married, firstly, Robert Gould Shaw II before 1898.5,6 She and Robert Gould Shaw II were divorced in 1903.1 She married, secondly, Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor, son of William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor and Mary Dahlgren Paul, on 3 May 1906.1 She died on 2 May 1964 at age 84.5,7
      From before 1898, her married name became Shaw.5 Her married name became Astor. She held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Plymouth, Sutton Division between 1919 and 1945, the first woman Member of Parliament (M.P.) to take a seat.1,6 As a result of her marriage, Nancy Witcher Langhorne was styled as Viscountess of Astor on 18 October 1919. She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) by Birmingham University, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, in 1930.1 She was invested as a Companion of Honour (C.H.) in 1937.1 She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) by Reading University, Reading, Berkshire, England.8 She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A..8 She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Exeter University, Exeter, Devon, England, in 1959.8 She has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.3
     

Child of Nancy Witcher Langhorne and Robert Gould Shaw II

Children of Nancy Witcher Langhorne and Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor

Citations

  1. [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 215. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S300] Michael Rhodes, "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 8 February. Hereinafter cited as "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection."
  3. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference "Astor, Nancy Witcher, 1879-1964". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XIII, page 216.
  5. [S1034] J. P. Wearing, "re: Astor Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 22 May 2003. Hereinafter cited as "re: Astor Family."
  6. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 171. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  7. [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 669. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  8. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 131. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

Chiswell Dabney Langhorne1

M, #81547
Last Edited=3 May 2008
      Chiswell Dabney Langhorne also went by the nick-name of Chillie.2 He lived at Mirador, Greenwood, Virginia, U.S.A..1

Children of Chiswell Dabney Langhorne and Nancy Witcher Keen

Citations

  1. [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 216. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 171. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [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 779. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.

Tassilo Egon Maria Karl Georg Leo Prinz zu Fürstenberg1

M, #81548, b. 20 June 1903, d. 15 July 1987
Last Edited=16 Apr 2009
     Tassilo Egon Maria Karl Georg Leo Prinz zu Fürstenberg was born on 20 June 1903 at Brussels, Belgium.2 He was the son of Karl Emil Egon Prinz zu Fürstenberg and Maria Gräfin Festetics von Tolna.3 He married Cecilie Blaffer, daughter of Robert Lee Blaffer and Sarah Campbell.3 He married Clara Jeanne Agnelli, daughter of Edoardo Agnelli and Donna Virginia Bourbon del Monte dei principi di San Faustino, on 19 November 1938 at Turin, Italy.2 He and Clara Jeanne Agnelli were divorced.4 He died on 15 July 1987 at age 84 at Strobl, Austria.2

Children of Tassilo Egon Maria Karl Georg Leo Prinz zu Fürstenberg and Clara Jeanne Agnelli

Citations

  1. [S13] Detlev Schwennicke, editor, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschicht der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge: Band XVII (Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Vittorio Klostermann, 1998), tafel 10. Hereinafter cited as Europäische Stammtafeln: Band XVII.
  2. [S3380] Patricia Ruijzendaal, "re: Austrian Royalty," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 19 November 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Austrian Royalty."
  3. [S213] Unknown author, "unknown article title," European Royal History Journal: volume 9.6, page 39.
  4. [S1442] Anonymous, "re: von Opel Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 31 August 2005 to 16 December 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: von Opel Family."

Hon. Francis David Langhorne Astor1

M, #81549, b. 5 March 1912, d. 6 December 2001
Last Edited=28 Jan 2011
     Hon. Francis David Langhorne Astor was born on 5 March 1912.1 He was the son of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and Nancy Witcher Langhorne.2 He married, firstly, Melanie Mathilda Elena Hauser, daughter of Philip Hauser, on 1 August 1945.1 He and Melanie Mathilda Elena Hauser were divorced in 1951.1 He married, secondly, Bridget Aphra Wreford, daughter of Major Cyril Wreford, on 28 February 1952.1 He died on 6 December 2001 at age 89.2
      Hon. Francis David Langhorne Astor usually went by his middle name of David.1 He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.1 He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Marines.1 He fought in the Second World War.1 He was decorated with the award of the Croix de Guerre in 1944.2 He was a foreign correspondant for The Observer between 1945 and 1948.1 He was the proprietor/editor of The Observer between 1948 and 1975.1 He was invested as a Companion of Honour (C.H.) in 1994.1 He lived in 1999 at The Manor House, Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, England.1

Child of Hon. Francis David Langhorne Astor and Melanie Mathilda Elena Hauser

Children of Hon. Francis David Langhorne Astor and Bridget Aphra Wreford

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 131. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 171. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Melanie Mathilda Elena Hauser1

F, #81550
Last Edited=12 Nov 2003
     Melanie Mathilda Elena Hauser is the daughter of Philip Hauser.1 She married Hon. Francis David Langhorne Astor, son of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and Nancy Witcher Langhorne, on 1 August 1945.1 She and Hon. Francis David Langhorne Astor were divorced in 1951.1
      Her married name became Astor.

Child of Melanie Mathilda Elena Hauser and Hon. Francis David Langhorne Astor

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 131. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]