Major William Cumming Bell

M, #8611
Last Edited=8 Feb 2003
     Major William Cumming Bell lived at Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.

Child of Major William Cumming Bell

Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton1

F, #8612, b. 10 June 1912, d. 1987
Last Edited=8 Apr 2012
Viola, Duchess of Westminster 2
     Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton was born on 10 June 1912.1 She was the daughter of John Cavendish Lyttelton, 9th Viscount Cobham and Violet Yolande Leonard.1 She married Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, son of Lord Hugh William Grosvenor and Lady Mabel Florence Mary Crichton, on 3 December 1946.1 She died in 1987, killed in a car crash.3
     She gained the rank of Flying Officer in the service of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, during the Second World War, where she was mentioned in despatches.1 Her married name became Grosvenor. As a result of her marriage, Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton was styled as Duchess of Westminster on 25 February 1967.

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 840. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  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. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

John Cavendish Lyttelton, 9th Viscount Cobham1

M, #8613, b. 23 October 1881, d. 31 July 1949
Last Edited=16 Feb 2011
Consanguinity Index=0.22%
     John Cavendish Lyttelton, 9th Viscount Cobham was born on 23 October 1881.1 He was the son of Charles George Lyttelton, 8th Viscount Cobham and Hon. Mary Susan Caroline Cavendish.1 He married Violet Yolande Leonard, daughter of Charles Leonard, on 30 June 1908 at St. Peter's Church, Eaton Square, Belgravia, London, England.1,2 He died on 31 July 1949 at age 67.1
     He was educated between 1894 and 1900 at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.2,3 He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Rifle Brigade.1 He fought in the Boer War between 1901 and 1902.1 He was Aide-de-Camp and Assistant Private Secretary to the High Commissioner to South Africa between 1905 and 1908.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Liberal Union) for Droitwich between 1910 and 1916.1 He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Worcestershire Yeomanry.3 He fought in the First World War between 1915 and 1917, where he was mentioned in despatches.1 He was decorated with the award of the Order of the Sacred Treasure of Japan (4th Class).1 He held the office of County Alderman for Worcestershire.1 He held the office of High Steward of Bewdley.1 He was invested as a Knight of Justice, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (K.J.St.J.).1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Worcestershire.1 He succeeded to the title of 9th Baron Cobham, of Cobham, co. Kent [G.B., 1718] on 9 June 1922.2 He succeeded to the title of 9th Viscount Cobham [G.B., 1718] on 9 June 1922.2 He succeeded to the title of 12th Baronet Lyttelton [E., 1618] on 9 June 1922.4 He succeeded to the title of 6th Lord Lyttelton, Baron of Frankley, co. Worcester [G.B., 1794] on 9 June 1922.4 He succeeded to the title of 6th Baron Westcote of Ballymore, co. Longford [I., 1776] on 9 June 1922.4 He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1937.1 He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in 1939 in the service of the 53rd Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery.1 He held the office of Parliamentary Under-Secretary for War between 1939 and 1940.1 He was decorated with the award of the Territorial Decoration (T.D.).1 He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in 1942.1 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of the City and County of Worcester.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and Brevet Colonel in the service of the Royal Artillery (Territorial Army).1

Children of John Cavendish Lyttelton, 9th Viscount Cobham and Violet Yolande Leonard

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 840. 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 III, page 342. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  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 194. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  4. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

George Hay Whigham1

M, #8614, d. before 1980
Last Edited=16 Sep 2003
     George Hay Whigham died before 1980.
     He lived at 48 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, England.2

Child of George Hay Whigham

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 35. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  2. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 106. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

Arden Snead

F, #8615
Last Edited=18 Sep 2002
     Arden Snead married Charles Sweeny, son of Robert Sweeny and Teresa Hanaway, circa 1958. She and Charles Sweeny were divorced in 1966.
      Her married name became Sweeny.

Rt. Hon. Sir John Charles Ready Colomb1

M, #8616, b. 1 May 1838, d. 27 May 1909
Last Edited=7 Apr 2012
     Rt. Hon. Sir John Charles Ready Colomb was born on 1 May 1838 at Douglas, Isle of Man.2 He was the son of George Thomas Colomb and Mary Bradley King.2 He married Emily Anna Palmer, daughter of Robert Samuel Palmer and Anna Maria Deane Spread, on 1 January 1866 at Fulham, London, England.1,2 He died on 27 May 1909 at age 71 at 75 Belgrave Road, London, England.1,2
     He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.).1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.).1

Children of Rt. Hon. Sir John Charles Ready Colomb and Emily Anna Palmer

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 76. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  2. [S1221] Michael (deceased) Ashworth, "re: Palmer Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 18 December 2004 - 3 November 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Palmer Family."

William Averell Harriman

M, #8617, b. 15 November 1891, d. 26 July 1986
Last Edited=23 Jul 2009
Averell Harriman 1
     William Averell Harriman was born on 15 November 1891 at New York City, New York, U.S.A..1 He was the son of Edward Henry Harriman and Mary Williamson Averell.1 He and Kitty Larnier Lawrence were divorced.1 He married, firstly, Kitty Larnier Lawrence.1 He married, secondly, Marie Norton after 1929.1 He married, thirdly, Hon. Pamela Beryl Digby, daughter of Edward Kenelm Digby, 11th Baron Digby of Geashill and Hon. Constance Pamela Alice Bruce, on 28 September 1971.2 He died on 26 July 1986 at age 94 at Yorktown Heights, New York, U.S.A..1 He was buried at Arden Farm Graveyard, Arden, New York, U.S.A..1
      William Averell Harriman usually went by his middle name of Averell.1 He was educated at Groton School, Groton, Massachusetts, U.S.A..1 He was educated in 1913 at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A..1 In 1922 he founded W.A. Harriman & Company, bankers, which later became Brown Brothers Harriman & Comapny.1 He held the office of U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union between 23 October 1943 and 24 January 1946.1 He held the office of U.S. Ambassador to the U.K. in 1946.1 He was Secretary of Commerce [U.S.] between 7 October 1946 and 22 April 1948.1 He held the office of Governor of New York State between 1955 and 1958.1

Child of William Averell Harriman and Kitty Larnier Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1144. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S171] Charles Kidd, Debrett Goes to Hollywood (New York, U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press, 1986), page 45. Hereinafter cited as Debrett Goes to Hollywood.


Leland Hayward1

M, #8618, b. 13 September 1902, d. 18 March 1971
Last Edited=23 Jul 2009
     Leland Hayward was born on 13 September 1902 at Nebraska City, Nebraska, U.S.A..1 He was the son of William Hayward and Sarah Ireland.1 He married, firstly, Lola Gibbs in 1921.1 He and Lola Gibbs were divorced in 1922.1 He married, thirdly, Margaret Brooke Sullavan, daughter of Cornelius Sullavan and Garland Brooke, in 1936.1 He married, fourthly, Nancy Mary Raye Gross, daughter of Edward B. Gross and Raye Nell Boyer, circa 1949.1 He married, fifthly, Hon. Pamela Beryl Digby, daughter of Edward Kenelm Digby, 11th Baron Digby of Geashill and Hon. Constance Pamela Alice Bruce, on 4 May 1960 at Carson City, Nevada, U.S.A..1 He married, secondly, Lola Gibbs.1 He and Lola Gibbs were divorced in 1934.1 He and Margaret Brooke Sullavan were divorced in 1947.1 He and Nancy Mary Raye Gross were divorced on 4 May 1960.1 He died on 18 March 1971 at age 68 at Haywire, Yorktown Heights, New York, U.S.A..1
     He was educated at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A..1 He was a co-founder of Southwest Airlines.1 He was a Hollywood talent agent.1 He was a Broadway producer, including South Pacific and The Sound of Music in 1945.1 He was chairman of Pacific Airways.2

Children of Leland Hayward and Margaret Brooke Sullavan

Citations

  1. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1144. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Edward Henry Kenelm Digby, 12th Baron Digby of Geashill1

M, #8619, b. 24 July 1924
Last Edited=9 Mar 2011
     Edward Henry Kenelm Digby, 12th Baron Digby of Geashill was born on 24 July 1924.1 He is the son of Edward Kenelm Digby, 11th Baron Digby of Geashill and Hon. Constance Pamela Alice Bruce.1 He married Dione Marian Sherbrooke, daughter of Rear-Admiral Robert St. Vincent Sherbrooke, V.C. and Rosemary Neville Buckley, on 18 December 1952.1
     He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He gained the rank of Capyain in the service of the Coldstream Guards.1 He was educated at Trinity College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.1 He was educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire, England.1 He fought in the Second World War.1 He fought in the Malayan Emergency between 1948 and 1950.1 He was Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief, Far East Land Forces between 1950 and 1951.1 He was Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief, British Army of the Rhine between 1951 and 1952.1 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Dorset between 1957 and 1965.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Dorset in 1959.1 He succeeded to the title of 12th Baron Digby of Geashill, King's County [I., 1620] on 29 January 1964.1 He succeeded to the title of 6th Baron Digby of Sherborne, co. Dorset [G.B., 1765] on 29 January 1964.1 He held the office of Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset between 1965 and 1984.1 He held the office of Member of the Dorset County Council between 1966 and 1981.1 He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in the service of the 4th Battalion, Devonshire and Dorset Regiment.1 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset between 1984 and 1999.1 He was invested as a Knight, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (K.St.J.) in 1985.1 He was invested as a Knight Commander, Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) in 1998.1 He lived in 2003 at Minterne, Dorchester, Dorset, England.1

Children of Edward Henry Kenelm Digby, 12th Baron Digby of Geashill and Dione Marian Sherbrooke

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1141. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Robert Samuel Palmer1

M, #8620, b. 16 March 1802, d. 21 April 1891
Last Edited=24 Mar 2012
     Robert Samuel Palmer was born on 16 March 1802.1 He was the son of John Palmer and Jane Johnson.1 He married Anna Maria Deane Spread, daughter of Charles Spread and Anne Sheehy, on 15 October 1835 at Dover, Kent, England.1 He died on 21 April 1891 at age 89.1
     He lived at Dromquinna, County Kerry, Ireland.2 He lived at Merrion Square, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.3

Children of Robert Samuel Palmer and Anna Maria Deane Spread

Citations

  1. [S1221] Michael (deceased) Ashworth, "re: Palmer Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 18 December 2004 - 3 November 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Palmer Family."
  2. [S142] Bernard, Sir Burke, editor, Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland, 3rd ed. (London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd, 1912), page 601. Hereinafter cited as Landed Gentry of Ireland.
  3. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1197. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  4. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 76. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]