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Acton, 4th Baron, (Richard Gerald Lyon-Dalberg-Acton) (30 July 1941–10 Oct. 2010)  

Born 30 July 1941; s of 3rd Baron Acton, CMG, MBE, TD and Hon. Daphne, o d of 4th Baron Rayleigh, FRS and Lady Mary Hilda, 2nd ...


Albemarle, 9th Earl of, (Walter Egerton George Lucian Keppel) (28 Feb. 1882–14 July 1979)  


Born 28 Feb. 1882; e s of 8th Earl and Lady Gertrude Lucia Egerton (d 1943), only children of 1st Earl Egerton of Tatton; ...


Allaun, Frank, (27 Feb. 1913–26 Nov. 2002)  

Born 27 Feb. 1913; s of Harry and Hannah Allaun; m 1st, 1941, Lilian Ball (d 1986); one s one d; 2nd, 1989, Millie Bobker; died 26 Nov. 2002...


Arbuthnot, Sir John (Sinclair-Wemyss), (11 Feb. 1912–13 June 1992)  

1st Bt cr 1964, of Kittybrewster, Aberdeen; MBE 1944; TD 1951

Born 11 Feb. 1912; s of late Major K. W. Arbuthnot, the Seaforth Highlanders; ...


Asturias, Miguel Angel, (19 Oct. 1899–9 June 1974), Guatemalan writer and diplomat; Guatemalan Ambassador in Paris, 1966–70  

Born 19 Oct. 1899; died 9 June 1974

Guatemalan writer and diplomat; Guatemalan Ambassador in Paris, 1966–70


Ayala, Ramon Pérez de, (9 Aug. 1880–5 Aug. 1962), Spanish diplomatist and author, critic and poet  

Born Oviedo, Spain, 9 Aug. 1880; m Mabel Rick; two s; died 5 Aug. 1962

Spanish diplomatist and author, critic and poet


Bauer, Baron, (Peter Thomas Bauer) (6 Nov. 1915–3 May 2002)  

DSc; FBA 1975

Born 6 Nov. 1915; unmarried; died 3 May 2002

Professor of Economics, University of London, at the London School of Economics, 1960–83...


Beaumont of Whitley, Baron, (Rev. Timothy Wentworth Beaumont) (22 Nov. 1928–8 April 2008)  

MA (Oxon)

Born 22 Nov. 1928; o s of Major and Hon. Mrs M. W. Beaumont; m 1955, Mary Rose Wauchope; one s two d...


Bell, Sir Stuart, (16 May 1938–13 Oct. 2012), MP (Lab) Middlesbrough, since 1983; Second Church Estates Commissioner, 1997–2010; barrister  

Kt 2004

Born High Spen, Co. Durham, 16 May 1938; s of Ernest and Margaret Rose Bell; m 1st, 1960, Margaret (marr. diss.), d of Mary Bruce; one s one ...


Benn, Rt Hon. Anthony Neil Wedgwood, (Rt Hon. Tony), (3 April 1925–14 March 2014), PC 1964  

Born 3 April 1925; er surv. s of 1st Viscount Stansgate, DSO, DFC, PC, former Labour MP and Cabinet Minister (d 1960); unsuccessfully attempted to renounce his right of succession, ...


Bergne, (Alexander) Paul (A’Court), (9 Jan. 1937–5 April 2007), HM Diplomatic Service, retired; author, broadcaster and consultant  

CBE 2002 (OBE 1985)

Born 9 Jan. 1937; s of Villiers A’Court Bergne and Diana Daphne Cuthbert (née Holman-Hunt); m 1963, Suzanne Hedwig Judith Wittich; one s one ...


Bethell, 4th Baron, (Nicholas William Bethell) (19 July 1938–8 Sept. 2007)  

Born 19 July 1938; s of Hon. William Gladstone Bethell (d 1964) (3rd s of 1st Baron), and Ann Margaret Bethell (d...


Black, Alexander William, (1859–29 Dec. 1906), MP (R) Banffshire from 1900; member of A. W. Black and Co., Writers to the Signet, Edinburgh  

Born Kirkcaldy, Fife, 1859; s of late Rev. James Black, Dunnikier Free Church; m 1888, Ellinor, d of Adm. T. Wilson, CB; three s one d; died 29 Dec. 1906...


Blackshaw, Alan, (7 April 1933–4 Aug. 2011), President, Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme, 2005  

OBE 1992; VRD 1970

Born 7 April 1933; s of late Frederick William Blackshaw and Elsie (née MacDougall); m 1st, 1956, Jane Elizabeth Turner (marr. diss. 1983); one ...


Blake, Baron cr 1971 (Life Peer), of Braydeston, Norfolk, (Robert Norman William Blake) (23 Dec. 1916–20 Sept. 2003)  

FBA 1967

Born 23 Dec. 1916; er s of William Joseph Blake and Norah Lindley Daynes, Brundall, Norfolk; m 1953, Patricia Mary (d 1995), e d of Thomas Richard Waters, Great Plumstead, Norfolk; three ...


Bovey, Dr Leonard, (9 May 1924–4 Feb. 2009), Editor, Materials & Design, 1985–2000; Head of Technological Requirements Branch, Department of Industry, 1977–84  

Born 9 May 1924; s of late Alfred and Gladys Bovey; m 1944, Constance Hudson (d 1987); one s one d; died 4 Feb. 2009

Editor, Materials & Design, ...


Boyson, Rt Hon. Sir Rhodes, (11 May 1925–28 Aug. 2012), PC 1987  

Kt 1987

Born 11 May 1925; s of Alderman William Boyson, MBE, JP and Mrs Bertha Boyson, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancs; m 1st, 1946, Violet Burletson (marr. diss.); two d; 2nd, ...


Briggs, Baron cr 1976 (Life Peer), of Lewes, E Sussex, (Asa Briggs) (7 May 1921–15 March 2016)  

MA, BSc (Econ); FBA 1980

Born 7 May 1921; o s of William Walker Briggs and Jane Briggs, Keighley, Yorks; m 1955, Susan Anne Banwell, o d of late Donald I. Banwell, Keevil, Wiltshire; two ...


Brodhurst, Henry William Frederick Cottingham, (26 Aug. 1856–21 Dec. 1943)  

CMG 1911

Born 26 Aug. 1856; e s of late William Henry Brodhurst, BCS; m 1900, Lucy Helen Jane (d 1918), d of James Weir, Bedford; two s...


Bruce of Donington, Baron, (Donald William Trevor Bruce) (3 Oct. 1912–18 April 2005)  

Born 3 Oct. 1912; s of late W. T. Bruce, Norbury, Surrey; m 1st, 1939, Joan Letitia Butcher (marr. diss. 1980); one s two ...