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Florence Elsa Bell

Female 1880 - 1971  (91 years)



  • Name Florence Elsa Bell  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Known as "Elsa" 
    Birth 09 Mar 1880  Kirkleatham Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5, 6, 8
    Residence Apr 1881  Red Barns, Kirkleatham St, Coatham Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence Apr 1891  Red Barns, Kirkleatham St, Coatham Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Marriage 08 Jul 1907  St Lawrence, East Rounton Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 7, 9
    Herbert William Richmond,   b. 15 Sep 1871, Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1946, Downing College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Apr 1911  95 Sloane St, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Residence 1925  Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    • passengers on P&O SS Mantua arr London 18 Dec 1925 ex Yokohama: emb Aden, perm res Ceylon, UK res Rounton Grange, Northallerton: Richmond: Herbert Wm, 54, RN East India Station; Florence Elsa, 45; Mary Florence, 17; Bridget Horatia, 15; Valentine, 13; William Lowthian, 7.
    Death 03 May 1971  Fulham Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 11
    • On May 3rd, 1971, peacefully at home aged 91, Elsa Richmond, widow of Admiral Sir Herbert Richmond, K.C.B. Much loved mother, grandmother and friend. Funeral Thursday, 6th May, at 3 p.m., East Rounton, Northallerton, Yorkshire. [The Times]
    Burial 06 May 1971  St Lawrence, East Rounton Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Person ID I2484  Tatham | Richmond branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2013 

    Father Thomas Hugh Bell,   b. 10 Feb 1844, Walker-on-Tyne Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1931, 95 Sloane St, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Florence Eveleen Eleanor Olliffe,   b. 09 Sep 1851, 2 rue St Florentin, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1930, 95 Sloane St, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage 10 Aug 1876    [9
    Notes 
    • children Apr 1891: Gertrude M E (22) [1st marriage], Hugh L (12), Florence E (11), Mary K (9): + 7 serv.
    Family ID F0616  Family Group Sheet

    Family Herbert William Richmond,   b. 15 Sep 1871, Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1946, Downing College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Marriage 08 Jul 1907  St Lawrence, East Rounton Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 7, 9
    • The marriage of Commander Richmond, R.N., of the cruiser Crescent, second son of Sir William Richmond, R.A., and Lady Richmond, with Miss Elsa Bell, second daughter of Sir Hugh and Lady Bell, was celebrated yesterday at East Rounton, Northallerton. Sir Hugh Bell gave his daughter away. The bridesmaids were the Hon. Blanche Stanley, Miss Philippa Johnson (cousins of the bride), and Miss Clena Rathbourne. The best man was Lieutenant Talbot Ponsonby, R.N. The house party included Sir William and Lady Richmond, Lord and Lady Stanley of Alderley, Sir Frank Lascelles (British Ambassador in Berlin), Mr. C. P. Trevelyan, M.P., and Mrs Trevelyan, Miss Elizabeth Robins, and Mr. Chirol. The presents numbered about 300, and included to the bride a silver rose bowl from the Rounton and arncliffe tenantry, a diamond star from officials and workmen of the Clarence Iron Works, a diamond star fro the officials of Messrs. Bell Brothers (Limited), Middlesbrough, and a diamond star from officials and workmen of Messrs. Bell Brothers' collieries; and to the bridegroom, from the officers of the Crescent, a writing table. Admiral of the Fleet Sir John and Lady Fisher sent a green and gold china tea-set. Commander and Mrs. Richmond left in a motor-car for the English Lakes, where the honeymoon is to be spent. [The Times, 09 Jul 1907]
    • Sir Herbert married in 1907 Elsa, daughter of Sir Hugh Bell, of Rounton Grange, Northallerton, and had a son and four daughters. [The Times 17 Dec 1946]
    Children 
    +1. Mary Florence Richmond,   b. 20 Jun 1908, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1989, Canberra, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Bridget Horatia Richmond,   b. 05 May 1910, Rounton Grange, East Rounton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 2000, Martels Manor, Dunmow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +3. Valentine Richmond,   b. 06 Feb 1912, 55 Bury Rd, Alverstoke Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 2008, American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     4. William Herbert Lowthian Richmond,   b. 16 Dec 1918, 45 Egerton Crescent, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1951, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     5. Living
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F0615  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 09 Mar 1880 - Kirkleatham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Red Barns, Kirkleatham St, Coatham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - Red Barns, Kirkleatham St, Coatham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 08 Jul 1907 - St Lawrence, East Rounton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 08 Jul 1907 - St Lawrence, East Rounton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 95 Sloane St, Chelsea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1925 - Ceylon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 03 May 1971 - Fulham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 06 May 1971 - St Lawrence, East Rounton Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Guisborough, 2Q1880.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 1 b Coatham

    3. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Stokesley, 3Q1907.

    4. [S05] The Times, death notice, husband Herbert, 17 Dec 1946.

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 11

    6. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Fulham, 2Q1971.
      b 09 Mar 1880

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

    8. [S12] Passenger Lists, Mantua, 18 Dec 1925.

    9. [S13] thePeerage.com.

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 31 b Redcar

    11. [S05] The Times, death notice, 04 May 1971.