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Alanbrooke, 3rd Viscount, (Alan Victor Harold Brooke) (24 Nov. 1932–10 Jan. 2018)  

Born 24 Nov. 1932; s of 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, KG, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO, and Benita Blanche (d 1968), d of Sir Harold Pelly, 4th Bt; ...


Alexander, Maj.-Gen. David Crichton, (28 Nov. 1926–5 Jan. 2017), Commandant, Scottish Police College, 1979–87  

CB 1976

Born 28 Nov. 1926; s of James Alexander and Margaret (née Craig); m 1st, 1957, Diana Joyce (Jane) (née Fisher) (...


Appleton, Brig. John Roper, (29 April 1938–18 Feb. 2014), Director and Trustee: Smallpeice Trust, since 1998 (Chairman, 2001–07); Arkwright Scholarships Trust, since 2000 (Chairman, 2001–07)  

OBE 2000; CEng, FIMechE

Born 29 April 1938; s of late John Jackson Appleton and Ada Mary Appleton (née Roper); m 1st, 1959, Jenifer Jane Worman; one s one ...


Ashton, Margaret, (1856–15 Oct. 1937)  

Hon. MA, Manchester University

Born 1856; 3rd d of Thomas Ashton of Hyde and Ford Bank, Didsbury, Manchester; died 15 Oct. 1937


Interested in Infant Welfare and Hospital, Education, Women’s International League, Local Government, etc...


Baker, Maj.-Gen. Ian Helstrip, (26 Nov. 1927–28 July 2005), rcds, psc; General Officer Commanding, North East District, 1980–82; Secretary, University College London, 1982–91  

CBE 1977 (MBE 1965)

Born 26 Nov. 1927; e s of late Henry Hubert Baker and Mary Clare Baker (née Coles); m 1956, Susan Anne, y d of late Major and Mrs Henry Osmond Lock; one ...


Barnett, Dame Henrietta (Octavia), (4 May 1851–10 June 1936)  

DBE 1924 (CBE 1917); MTPI (Hon. Member)

Born 4 May 1851; d of late Alex. Rowland, Champion Hall, Kent; m 1873, Rev. Canon Samuel Augustus Barnett (...


Bateman, Alys, (died 7 Nov. 1924), soprano singer  

Born d of late Robert Bateman and Marian Moore, relative of Hannah Moore; m 1st, Malcolm Colin, s of Francis Simon Dring, of Simonstown, Co. Cork; 2nd, John Starkie Gardner; ...


Birchenough, Lady; (Mabel), (died 22 July 1936), novelist and critic  

Born 3rd d of late Very Rev. George Granville Bradley, Dean of Westminster, DD, CVO; m Sir Henry Birchenough, 1st Bt, GCMG; two d; died...


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 ...


Blundell, Mrs Francis, (died 9 March 1930), novelist, as M. E. Francis  

Born Killiney Park, Dublin; d of Michael James Sweetman, of Lamberton Park, Queen’s Co.; m 1879, Francis Nicholas Blundell (d 1884), 2nd s...


Bourns, Prof. Arthur Newcombe, (8 Dec. 1919–29 May 2015), President and Vice-Chancellor, 1972–80, Professor of Chemistry 1953–81, then Emeritus, McMaster University  

OC 1982; FRSC 1964; FCIC

Born 8 Dec. 1919; s of Evans Clement Bourns and Kathleen Jones; m 1943, Marion Harriet Blakney; two s two d; died 29 May 2015...


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, ...


Brown, Sir Douglas (Denison), (8 July 1917–20 May 2007), Chairman, 1981–87 and Managing Director, 1954–87, James Corson & Co. Ltd  

Kt 1983

Born 8 July 1917; s of Robert and Alice Mary Brown; m 1941, Marion Cruickshanks Emmerson (d 1992); one s one d; died 20 May 2007...


Bryce, Viscountess, (Elizabeth Marion) (died 27 Dec. 1939)  

Born d of Thomas Ashton of Hyde and Manchester; m 1889, Rt Hon. James, 1st Viscount Bryce, of Dechmont; no c; died 27 Dec. 1939...


Bullen, Air Vice-Marshal Reginald, (19 Oct. 1920–27 Jan. 2008), Senior Bursar and Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 1976–87, Life Fellow and Property Developments Consultant, since 1988  

CB 1975; GM 1945; MA

Born 19 Oct. 1920; s of Henry Arthur Bullen and Alice May Bullen; m 1952, Christiane (née Phillips); one s one d; died 27 Jan. 2008...


Cobbold, Rear-Adm. Richard Francis, (25 June 1942–24 April 2022), Chief Executive Officer, C2S2, since 2008  

CB 1994

Chief Executive Officer, C2S2, since 2008


Cornock, Maj.-Gen. Charles Gordon, (Bill), (25 April 1935–24 April 2023), Bursar, Cranleigh School, 1989–95  

CB 1988; MBE 1974

Bursar, Cranleigh School, 1989–95


Creighton, Mrs (Louise), (7 July 1850–15 April 1936)  

Born Sydenham, 7 July 1850; 10th c of Robert von Glehn; m 1872, Rt Hon. Mandell Creighton, Bishop of London (d 1901); three s four d; died 15 April 1936...


de Butts, Brig. Frederick Manus, (17 April 1916–24 Aug. 2005), DL  

CMG 1967; OBE 1961 (MBE 1943)

Born 17 April 1916; s of late Brig. F. C. De Butts, CB, DSO, MC, and K. P. M. O’Donnell; m 1944, Evelyn Cecilia, ...


Dixon, Maj.-Gen. Roy Laurence Cayley, (19 Sept. 1924–22 Jan. 2018), Chapter Clerk, College of St George, Windsor Castle, 1981–90  

CB 1977; CVO 1991; MC 1944

Born 19 Sept. 1924; s of Lt-Col Sidney Frank Dixon, MC and Edith Mary (Sheena) (née Clark); m...