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Maurice Frank Gerard Wentworth

Male 1908 - 2005  (97 years)



  • Name Maurice Frank Gerard Wentworth  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth 05 Nov 1908  Edmonton Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4, 6, 7
    Residence Apr 1911  23 Dollis Park, Church End, Finchley Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Education abt 1922 - 1927  Haileybury College Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Education abt 1927 - 1930  University College, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Degree/Qualif. abt 1930  London University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [8
    Occupation 1930 - 1939  Gold Coast Find all individuals with events at this location ; Inspector of Schools  [8
    Military Service 1939 - 1945    [8
    Post/Rank/Title bef 1945  Lieut-Colonel  [2, 8
    Occupation 1946 - 1957  Gold Coast Find all individuals with events at this location ; Colonial Administrator  [8
    • Senior Education Officer, 1945; Principal, Teacher Training College, Tamale, 1946; Administrative Officer, Class 1, 1951; Permanent Secretary, 1953; Establishment Secretary, 1954-57.
    Decoration 1946  OBE  [2, 8
    Decoration 1957  CMG  [2, 8
    Occupation 1958 - 1961  Sierra Leone Find all individuals with events at this location ; Chairman, Public Service Commission  [8
    Occupation 1961 - 1964  East Africa High Commission  [8
    Occupation 1964 - 1973  Appointments Officer, Ministry of Overseas Development  [8
    Residence 1977  Quarry Hill, Todber, Sturminster Newton Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    Residence - 2005  Castania, Burton St, Marnhull Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Death 15 Dec 2005  Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 10
    Notes 
    • Passenger on Elder Dempster MV "Abosso" arr Liverpool 18 May 1940: Maurice Frank G Wentworth, 31, soldier, emb Accra, resid Gold Coast, UK address 101 Piccadilly, London W.1.
    • Passenger on Elder Dempster RMMV "Aureol" arr Liverpool 01 Jun 1959: Maurice F G Wentworth, b 5.11.08, single, 1st class, emb Freetown, resid Sierra Leone, UK address Public Schools Club, 100 Piccadilly.
      [many other passenger records]
    • Lieutenant-Colonel Maurice Frank Gerard Wentworth, CMG, OBE, died 15 December, 2005. He was aged 97. He was born 5 November, 1908, the son of F.B. Wentworth, of Finchley N3, and was educated at Haileybury; University College, London (BA).
      Career: Military Service, 1939-46, Lieutenant-Colonel; Gold Coast: Inspector of Schools, 1930; Senior Education Officer, 1945; Principal, Teacher Training College, Tamale, 1946; Administrative Office, Class 1, 1951; Permanent Secretary, 1953; Establishment Secretary, 1954-57 (Ghana Civil Service); Chairman, Public Service Commission: Sierra Leone, 1958-61; East Africa High Commission, 1961-64; Appointments Officer, Ministry of Overseas Development, 1964-73. He was appointed OBE in 1946; CMG 1957.
      He married in 1962, Belinda Margaret, daughter of B.S. Tatham, of Mickleham, Surrey, by whom he had one son, Jonathan, and one daughter, Anna.
      A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Gregory's Church, Marnhull, Dorset, 21 January, 2006.
      [The Times, obituary, 20 Dec 2005]
    • family not found in 1911 census
    Person ID I1312  Tatham | Crew branch, Morris branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2013 

    Father Frank Baumber Wentworth,   b. abt May 1877, Islington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1963, Ewell Park, Ewell Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Anna Gertrude Schmitt,   b. abt 1876,   d. 31 Aug 1965, 17 Landseer Rd, Sutton, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Marriage 12 Sep 1906  St Mary, Finchley Find all individuals with events at this location   [11, 12
    Notes 
    • 2 ch born by Apr 1911, both living.
      Elder son Godfrey Edward Wentworth, then age 3 b Hornsey; birth reg Edmonton 4Q1907; marr reg Runcorn 2Q1934 to Margaret Woodmass; died Stockton 08 Dec 1948.
      No other known children.
    Family ID F1333  Family Group Sheet

    Family Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F0352  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 05 Nov 1908 - Edmonton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 23 Dollis Park, Church End, Finchley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1922 - 1927 - Haileybury College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1927 - 1930 - University College, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - abt 1930 - London University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inspector of Schools - 1930 - 1939 - Gold Coast Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Colonial Administrator - 1946 - 1957 - Gold Coast Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Chairman, Public Service Commission - 1958 - 1961 - Sierra Leone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1977 - Quarry Hill, Todber, Sturminster Newton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 2005 - Castania, Burton St, Marnhull Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 15 Dec 2005 - Dorset Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Edmonton, 4Q1908.

    2. [S03] Family Members, JBT.
      Letter to JH

    3. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    4. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Dorset, Dec 2005.
      b 05 Nov 1908

    5. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.
      MS addition

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 2 b Hornsey

    7. [S12] Passenger Lists, Aureol, 01 Jun 1959.

    8. [S05] The Times, obituary, 20 Dec 2005.

    9. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who.

    10. [S03] Family Members, MRT.

    11. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Mary, Finchley, 12 Sep 1906.

    12. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 4 yrs