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Barbara de Sélincourt

Female 1908 - 1996  (88 years)



  • Name Barbara de Sélincourt  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 23 Sep 1908  30 Eton Avenue, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 5, 6
    • On the 23rd Sept., at 30 Eton-avenue, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilfrid de Sélincourt -- a daughter. [The Times, 24 Sep 1908]
    Residence Apr 1911  30 Eton Avenue, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Marriage 27 Jun 1929  St Margaret, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 7
    Jack Russell Carmichael Christopher,   b. 28 May 1900, 3 Alexandra Rd, Norwood Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1969, Beaulieu Lodge, Beaulieu Rd, Cooden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death Nov 1996  Crawley Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Notes 
    • Cousin of Aubrey de Sélincourt (1894-1962), schoolmaster, writer & translator of classical texts (Herodotus etc). His father Martin (Barbara's uncle) was a successful businessman, owning the Swan & Edgar store in London. De Sélincourt was brother-in-law to A. A. Milne, who married his sister Dorothy. In 1919, de Sélincourt married the English poet Irene Rutherford McLeod. Their daughter Lesley married Christopher Robin Milne, who was a pageboy at Barbara's wedding in 1929.
    Person ID I3608  Tatham | Christopher branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 06 Jul 2010 

    Father Charles Wilfrid de Sélincourt,   b. abt Feb 1869, Pimlico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1934, 2 Upper Brook St, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Bessie Winifred Whitlock,   b. abt Feb 1872, St Pancras Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1959, Southlands Court, Hastings Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Marriage 12 Jul 1893  St Paul, Camden Square Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 9
    • witnesses: Ernest de Sélincourt, Eleanor Whitlock
    Notes 
    • Apr 1911: marr 17 yrs; 2 children, both living; 6 serv; 15 rooms.
    • son Mark Jocelyn de Sélincourt, born 1 Redesdale Terrace, South Hampstead, 30 Dec 1894, marr St Mark, North Audley St, Mayfair, 18 Jul 1919 to Joyce Rashleigh-Phipps, died Forest Edge Bungalow, Nutley, 03 Sep 1958.
    Family ID F1032  Family Group Sheet

    Family Jack Russell Carmichael Christopher,   b. 28 May 1900, 3 Alexandra Rd, Norwood Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1969, Beaulieu Lodge, Beaulieu Rd, Cooden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Marriage 27 Jun 1929  St Margaret, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 7
    • The Bishop of London will officiate at the marriage of Mr. Jack R. Carmichael Christopher, Royal Horse Artillery, and Miss Barbara de Sélincourt, which will take place at St. Margaret's, Westminster, on Thursday, June 27, at 2.15 p.m. [The Times, 16 May 1929]
    • The marriage took place at St. Margaret's, Westminster, yesterday of Mr. Jack Russell Carmichael Christopher, R.H.A., son of the late Mr. Cosby Carmichael Christopher and Mrs. Cyril Davis, of 26, Wilton-place, and Miss Barbara de Sélincourt, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfrid de Sélincourt, 2, Upper Brook-street. The Bishop of London [Arthur Winnington-Ingram] officiated.
      The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a soft gown of white silk satin, with a train of the same material, entirely covered with cream Brussels net and lace. The pages were Master Rodney de Sélincourt, Master Christopher Robin Milne, Master Anthony de Sélincourt, Master Brian Whitlock, and Master Robert Cleveland-Stevens, and they wore suits of maize-coloured crępe de Chine with tulle truffles. The other child attendants, Miss Pamela Whitlock, Miss Elizabeth Hind, and Miss Anne Lockhart, wore Kate Greenaway dresses of maize-coloured net, with wide sashes of gold lamé and winged caps of gold lace. They carried baskets of flame-coloured flowers. The grown-up bridesmaids, Miss Peta Davis and Miss Christine Kitson, wore gowns of maize-coloured net. They carried sheafs of flame-coloured flowers. Mr. J. T. de H. Vaizey. R.H.A., was best man, and a guard of honour was provided by Trumpeters from Woolwich. A reception was held afterwards at the May Fair Hotel, and among those present were:--
      Mr. and Mrs. C. Davis, Mr. J. K. N. Davis, Mrs. Pile, Miss Pile, Mr. and Mrs. Jocelyn de Sélincourt, Mr. W. de Sélincourt, Miss Rotha de Sélincourt, Mr. H. N. Davis, Mr. Lee-Matthews, Lady Bledisloe, the Hon. Doreen Jessel, Mr. Lionel Kitson, Lady Worthington-Evans, Miss Worthington-Evans, Lady Margaret D'Arcy, Sir Banister and Lady Fletcher, Mrs. George Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hacking, Lady Greer, Mrs. Moelwyn Hughes, Lady English, the Hon. Lady Croft, Viscountess Sandhurst, Lady Maugham, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Thornton, Mr. P. Barringer, Brigadier and Mrs. Forster, Lady Norton-Griffiths, Mrs. Rashleigh Phipps, Dr. and Mrs. Boyle, Mr. and Mrs. Whitlock, Rear-Admiral Sir Harry and Lady Stileman, Sir Ernest and Lady Moir, the Hon. Frances and the Hon. Dorothy Tollemache, Colonel Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hind, the Hon. Mrs. Borras Whiteside, the Hon. Mrs. James Borthwick, Mrs. Horace Bleackley, Mr. H. L. Gunner, Mr. J. Bishop-Harman, Mr. H. M. L. Parkinson, Mr. H. R. Ferguson, Captain Phipps, Mrs. E. Lumsden, Lady Le Bas, Sir Charles and Lady Mandleberg, Dame Beatrix Lyall, Mr. R. V. Payne, Mrs. R. G. Casey, Mrs. Cleveland-Stevens, Mrs. Charles Borritt, Major and Mrs. Bowater, Mrs. Frank Osborne, Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Todd, Captain and Mrs. Todd, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Jocelyn Swan, Mr. and Mrs. C. Hubert Letts, Mrs. Albery, Mrs. Backhouse, Dr. Jennings, Mrs. Ernest Hill, Mrs. Pelham Burn, Mrs. Henry, Mr. and Mrs. Hale.
      Captain Eunson, Mrs. Stuart Bogle, Miss Joynson-Hicks, Lady Hawke, Mrs. Leonard Hacking, Mr. and Mrs. Hacking, Mrs. Broadbent Thompson, Mrs. Fell-Clarke, Major and Mrs. Alan McLean, Captain Hedgeland, Captain and Mrs. Rigby, Mrs. Ellison, Mrs. V. C. Longstaffe, Mrs. Richard Raphael, Mrs. Musgrave Watson, Mrs. Bond, Mrs. Archibald Home, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Milne, Mrs. Michael Biddulph, Admiral and Miss Currey, Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair, Mr. R. A. Walter, Mrs. Leith Boyd, Colonel and Mrs. Macdonald, and Major-General Charles. [The Times, 28 Jun 1929]
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 03 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F1031  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 Sep 1908 - 30 Eton Avenue, Hampstead Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 16 May 1929.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg SHGS, 2Q1929.

    3. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Hampstead, 4Q1908.

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 2 b London

    5. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 24 Sep 1908.

    6. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Crawley, Nov 1996.
      b 23 Sep 1908

    7. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg SGHS, 2Q1929.

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

    9. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Paul, Camden Square, 12 Jul 1893.
      Charles Wilfrid de Sélincourt = Bessie Winifred Whitlock