Delaval Graham L'Estrange Astley1

M, #318941, b. 7 December 1868, d. 17 May 1951
Last Edited=7 Dec 2011
     Delaval Graham L'Estrange Astley was born on 7 December 1868.1 He was the son of Frederic Bernard Astley and Emma Augusta Schreiber.1 He married Kate Clark, daughter of John Kerr Clark, on 1 July 1897.1 He died on 17 May 1951 at age 82.1
     He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Welch Regiment.1 He gained the rank of Major in the service of the North Somerset Yeomanry.1 He held the office of County Alderman for Norfolk.1 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Norfolk.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Norfolk.1 He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1941.1

Children of Delaval Graham L'Estrange Astley and Kate Clark

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1818. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Sir Isaac James Pitman1

M, #318942, b. 14 August 1901, d. 1 September 1985
Last Edited=20 May 2014
     Sir Isaac James Pitman was born on 14 August 1901 at Kensington, London, England.1,2 He was the son of Ernest Pitman and Frances Isabel Butler.1 He married Hon. Margaret Beaufort Lawson Johnston, daughter of George Lawson Johnston, 1st Baron Luke and Hon. Edith Laura St. John, on 28 April 1927.1 He died on 1 September 1985 at age 84 at Kensington, London, England.2
     He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.).3

Citations

  1. [S35] BLG1965 volume 3, page 715. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S35]
  2. [S4567] Bill Norton, "re: Pitman Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 6 April 2010 and 19 April 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Pitman Family."
  3. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2430. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Hon. Margaret Beaufort Lawson Johnston1

F, #318943, b. 1907
Last Edited=20 May 2014
     Hon. Margaret Beaufort Lawson Johnston was born in 1907.2 She was the daughter of George Lawson Johnston, 1st Baron Luke and Hon. Edith Laura St. John.1,3 She married Sir Isaac James Pitman, son of Ernest Pitman and Frances Isabel Butler, on 28 April 1927.1
      From 28 April 1927, her married name became Pitman.1 She was decorated with the award of the Order of Mercy.3

Citations

  1. [S35] BLG1965 volume 3, page 715. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S35]
  2. [S4567] Bill Norton, "re: Pitman Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 6 April 2010 and 19 April 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Pitman Family."
  3. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2430. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Air Chief Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding1

M, #318944, b. 24 April 1882, d. 15 February 1970
Last Edited=10 Nov 2013
Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding,
1st Baron Dowding 2
     Air Chief Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding was born on 24 April 1882.1 He was the son of Arthur John Caswall Dowding and Maud Caroline Tremenheere.5 He married, firstly, Clarice Maud Williams, daughter of Captain John Williams, on 16 February 1918.1 He married, secondly, Muriel Albino, daughter of John Angelo Albino and Hilda Gertrude Barnes, on 25 September 1951 at Caxton Hall, London, England.1,3 He died on 15 February 1970 at age 87 at 1 Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.1,3 He was buried at Battle of Britain Chapel, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.3
     He was educated at Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire, England.1 He was educated at Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Berkshire, England.1 He fought in the First World War, where he was mentioned in despatches.1 He gained the rank of Major and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Royal Artillery.1 He gained the rank of Brigadier-General in 1917 in the service of the Royal Flying Corps.3 He was invested as a Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) in 1919.1 He gained the rank of Group Captain in 1920 in the service of the Royal Air Force.3 He was Director of Training, Air Ministry between 1926 and 1929.6 He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1928.1 He was Commander Fighting Area Air Defence, Great Britain in 1929.1 He was member of the Air Command (R and D) in 1930.6 He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in 1933.1 He was Air Officer Commander-in-Chief of the Fighter Command between 1936 and 1940.6 He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1937.1 He held the office of Principal Air Aide-de-Camp to HM King George VI between 1937 and 1943.6 He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) in 1940.1 He was Aircraft Advisor, British Purchasing Mission to the U.S.A.
in 1940.6 He was created 1st Baron Dowding, of Bentley Priory, co. Middlesex [U.K.] on 5 July 1943.6 He retired from the military, with the rank of Air Chief Marshal.1 He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) in 1946.6 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.7
     

Child of Air Chief Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding and Clarice Maud Williams

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1171. 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. [S4490] David Whiting, "re: Whiting Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 18 February 2010. Hereinafter cited as "re: Whiting Family."
  4. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  5. [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  6. [S47] BIFR1976 volume 1, page 1171. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  7. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.

Kate Clark1

F, #318945, d. 23 July 1961
Last Edited=7 Nov 2008
     Kate Clark was the daughter of John Kerr Clark.1 She married Delaval Graham L'Estrange Astley, son of Frederic Bernard Astley and Emma Augusta Schreiber, on 1 July 1897.1 She died on 23 July 1961.1
      From 1 July 1897, her married name became Astley.1

Children of Kate Clark and Delaval Graham L'Estrange Astley

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1818. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]


John Kerr Clark1

M, #318946
Last Edited=7 Nov 2008
     John Kerr Clark lived at Bath, Somerset, England.1 He lived at New South Wales, Australia.1

Child of John Kerr Clark

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1818. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Joan Doreen Astley1

F, #318947, b. 19 January 1901
Last Edited=7 Nov 2008
     Joan Doreen Astley was born on 19 January 1901.1 She is the daughter of Delaval Graham L'Estrange Astley and Kate Clark.1 She married Gerald Josselyn Royce Tomkin, son of Colonel J. W. Royce Tomkin, on 26 April 1928.1
      From 26 April 1928, her married name became Tomkin.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1818. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Gerald Josselyn Royce Tomkin1

M, #318948
Last Edited=24 Mar 2009
     Gerald Josselyn Royce Tomkin is the son of Colonel J. W. Royce Tomkin.1 He married Joan Doreen Astley, daughter of Delaval Graham L'Estrange Astley and Kate Clark, on 26 April 1928.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1818. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Giovanna Baccelli1

F, #318949, d. 1801
Last Edited=29 Jul 2013
Giovanna Baccelli
by Gainsborough Dupont, 1795 1
     Giovanna Baccelli died in 1801.1
     She was a ballet dancer.1 She and John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset were associated circa 1782.1

Citations

  1. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."

Betty L'Estrange Astley1

F, #318950, b. 8 October 1902, d. 28 June 1974
Last Edited=7 Dec 2011
     Betty L'Estrange Astley was born on 8 October 1902.1 She was the daughter of Delaval Graham L'Estrange Astley and Kate Clark.1 She married John Scott Maclay, 1st Viscount Muirshiel, son of Joseph Paton Maclay, 1st Baron Maclay and Martha Strang, on 16 October 1930.2 She died on 28 June 1974 at age 71, without issue.1
      From 16 October 1930, her married name became Maclay.2

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1818. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S34] BP1970 page 1917. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S34]