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Arthur Julius Rann  Kennedy

Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy

Male 1883 - 1943  (60 years)


  • Name Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Known as "Julius" 
    Birth 26 Feb 1883  24 Clanricarde Gardens, Bayswater Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
    • On 26 Feb., at 24, Clanricarde-gardens, Hyde-park, W., the wife of William Rann Kennedy, of a son [The Times]
    Baptism 12 Apr 1883  All Saints, Margaret St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 6
    Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy (1883-1943)
    Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy (1883-1943)
    Baptism register
    Residence Apr 1891  Randolph Villas, Totland, Isle of Wight Find all individuals with events at this location ; lodgers  [3
    Education abt 1896 - 1901  Eton College Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy (1883-1943)
    Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy (1883-1943)
    Education abt 1901 - 1902  Royal Military Academy, Woolwich Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Occupation Mar 1901  Gentleman Cadet  [4
    Residence Mar 1901  Royal Military Academy, Woolwich Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Occupation 31 Jul 1902 -  Army Officer, Royal Artillery  [7
    Marriage 29 Apr 1908  All Saints, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 6, 7, 8
    Dora Emilie Tatham,   b. 28 Feb 1882, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1942, Evelyn Nursing Home, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Jan 1915  Captain, RFA  [9
    Post/Rank/Title 26 Mar 1916  Major  [7
    Decoration 1917  DSO  [7
    Occupation 1925  Farmer  [10
    Residence 1925  Penstock Hall, Brabourne Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Residence 1943  277 Bulwer St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Marriage 27 Feb 1943  St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [10, 12, 13, 14
    Dorothy Gertrude Anderson,   b. abt 1900, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 16 Nov 1943  Grey's Hospital, Prince Alfred St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 10, 11, 14, 15
    • On Nov. 16, 1943, at Pietermaritzburg, Major Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy, D.S.O., R.A. (retired), son of the late Lord Justice Kennedy. [The Times]
    Probate 24 Oct 1944  Llandudno Find all individuals with events at this location ; £1,467 9s. 6d.  [11
    • Kennedy Arthur Julius Rann D.S.O. of 277 Bulwer-street Pietermaritzburg Natal died 16 November 1943 at Greys Hospital Pietermaritzburg Administration (with Will) (limited) Llandudno 24 October to William Winterbotham solicitor attorney of Dorothy Gertrude Kennedy widow. Effects £1467 9s. 6d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Major Arthur-Julius-Rann, R.F.A., D.S.O., res., 1925, at Penstock Hall, Brabourne, Kent. b. 26 Feb.,1883; educ. at Eton, and Roy. Mil. Acad., Woolwich: commissd. in Roy. Regt. Artillery, 31 July, 1902; promoted Major, 26 March, 1916; served in the Great War, in France, 1915-19. Mentioned 3 times in C.-in-C's dispatches. Awarded D.S.O. in the Field, 1917. [Curtis]
    • Educated at Eton and Woolwich Military Academy. Served in Ireland, India and on Western Front 1915-1918. Commanded A/28 Army Field Brigade Royal Field Artillery in Ypres until transfer to Fourth Army in 1918. Decorated with DSO and three times mentioned in dispatches. Went on to farm in Kent. Superb horseman and winner of many prizes. Immediately prior to Second War took charge of the fortification of the English end of the transatlantic telephone link in Penzance. Then worked at the War Office until his wife Dora's death whereupon he moved to South Africa, where he died, on horseback. [6]
    Person ID I1595  Tatham | Heathcote branch, Richmond branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2013 

    Father William Rann Kennedy,   b. 11 Mar 1846, 9 Campden Hill Villas, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1915, 23 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Cecilia Sarah Richmond,   b. 31 Dec 1846, 10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1928, 82 Church St, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage 01 Oct 1874  St Marylebone, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 16, 17, 18
    • On the 1st Oct., at the parish church, Marylebone, by the Rev. W. J. Kennedy, H.M. Inspector of Schools, father of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. T. K. Richmond, Vicar of Roughton Head, Carlisle, William R. Kennedy, Fellow of Cambridge College, Cambridge, Barrister-at-Law, to Cecilia Sarah, youngest daughter of George Richmond, R.A., D.C.L. [The Times]
    Family ID F0008  Family Group Sheet

    Family 1 Dora Emilie Tatham,   b. 28 Feb 1882, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1942, Evelyn Nursing Home, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Marriage 29 Apr 1908  All Saints, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Type: 2nd cousins  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy & Dora Emilie Tatham
    Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy & Dora Emilie Tatham
    Marriage register
    Children 
    +1. Patrick William Rann Kennedy,   b. 09 Mar 1909, Cahir Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1971, Burrswood Hospital, Groombridge Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +2. Cecilia Joan Kennedy,   b. 27 Sep 1910, Cahir Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt 1980, Guernsey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Frances Mary Kennedy,   b. 29 Jul 1912, Athlone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1912, Athlone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. George Frederick Kennedy,   b. 30 Jul 1912, Athlone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1985, Worcester Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +5. John Richard Tatham Kennedy,   b. 10 Mar 1915, Neston Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1973, Worcester Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +6. Rosemary Damaris Kennedy,   b. 04 Oct 1921, Bolton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1983, Pretoria, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +7. Living
    Last Modified 04 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F0227  Family Group Sheet

    Family 2 Dorothy Gertrude Anderson,   b. abt 1900, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 27 Feb 1943  St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [10, 12, 13, 14
    • On Feb. 27, 1943, at St. Saviour's Cathedral, Maritzburg, Natal, Major Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy, D.S.O., late R.A., to Dorothy Gertrude, widow of C. G. Van Heerden, M.P., Union of South Africa, and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. K. Anderson, of Ladysmith, Natal. [The Times]
    • Witnesses: Ada S Tatham [wife of his 1x cousin 1x rem]; H D Anderson [her family}; E A Kennedy [his daughter]; E C H van Heerden [her late husband's family].
    Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy & Dorothy Gertrude Anderson
    Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy & Dorothy Gertrude Anderson
    Marriage register
    Last Modified 02 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F1533  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 Feb 1883 - 24 Clanricarde Gardens, Bayswater Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 12 Apr 1883 - All Saints, Margaret St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - lodgers - Apr 1891 - Randolph Villas, Totland, Isle of Wight Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1896 - 1901 - Eton College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1901 - 1902 - Royal Military Academy, Woolwich Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - Royal Military Academy, Woolwich Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 29 Apr 1908 - All Saints, Ladysmith, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Type: 2nd cousins - 29 Apr 1908 - All Saints, Ladysmith, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1925 - Penstock Hall, Brabourne Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1943 - 277 Bulwer St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 27 Feb 1943 - St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 27 Feb 1943 - St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 16 Nov 1943 - Grey's Hospital, Prince Alfred St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - £1,467 9s. 6d. - 24 Oct 1944 - Llandudno Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 28 Feb 1883.

    2. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, All Saints, Margaret St, 12 Apr 1883.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 8

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 18 b London

    5. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Ladysmith, 1908.
      Army Marriages Index

    6. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Kennedy Family Tree.
      accessed on Genes Reunited Jan 2009

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

    8. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, All Saints, Ladysmith, 29 Apr 1908.

    9. [S05] The Times, obituary, William Rann Kennedy, 18 Jan 1915.

    10. [S03] Family Members, WRK.

    11. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    12. [S36] Marriage Certificate, 27 Feb 1943.
      Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy (60) = Dorothy Gertrude van Heerden née Anderson (43)

    13. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 19 Apr 1943.

    14. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.
      MS additions in SoG copy

    15. [S05] The Times, death notice, 20 Nov 1943.

    16. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Marylebone, 4Q1874.

    17. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 36 yrs

    18. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 05 Oct 1874.