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Arnold, John Phillip, 1944-1993

  • GB-2014-WSA-02268
  • Person
  • 1944-1993

Arnold, John Phillip, son of Arthur Phillip Arnold (qv); b. 21 Oct. 1944; adm. Sept. 1958 (A); left July 1962; Roy. Acad. of Music 1962-6, LRAM; cello teacher, RAM 1966-88; a freelance orchestral conductor with Roy. Ballet, BBC, and City of Birmingham orchestras, London Mozart Players, and with American and other European orchestras; 1st prize Lugano internat. conducting competition 1978; m. 29 July 1979 Gillian Anne Arnold, teacher, d. of Stanley Rose, med. practitioner; d. 6 May 1993.


  • GB-2014-WSA-01871
  • Corporate body
  • 1882-

Ashburnham was originally located in Ashburnham House. The building had housed the library of the antiquarian Sir Robert Cotton, containing some of the most important Old English manuscripts in existence, many of which were destroyed or damaged in the fire of 1731, including the manuscript of Beowulf. Those that survived formed the foundation collection of the British Library.
Originally owned by the Abbey, the Public Schools Act of 1868 recommended that the building be bought by the School on the death of the occupant, the sub-dean, much to the Abbey’s consternation. The Dean and Chapter used their control over the Governing Body to attempt to prevent the school from buying the building from the Abbey, but this manoeuvre was overturned by Parliament. The sub-dean living in the house survived until 1881.
The house was finally founded the year after the sub-dean died.

Ashley, Francis Noel, 1884-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-02309
  • Person
  • 1884-?

Ashley, Francis Noel, son of Frederick Morewood Ashley, of Merrow, Surrey, by Edith, daughter of John Oliver Hodges, of Bagshot, Surrey; b. Dec. 11, 1884; adm. Sept. 27, 1895 (A); migrated up Grant's; left March 1902; Sussex Artillery Militia 1902-04; Cape Colonial Mounted Forces, South Africa, 1904-07; asst. Dist. Commissioner, Pol. and Adm. Service, Nigeria 1908; Resident, Southern Provinces 1928; Resident Commissioner, British Solomon Islands Protectorate, 1928-39; employed by Bahamas Govt. 1945-47; C.M.G. 1937; served in W. African Frontier Force 1915; Pilot Officer (A. and S. D.) R.A.F.V.R. July 26, 1940; Sqdn. Ldr.; m. Jan. 18, 1913, Marjorie Wills, daughter of James Wills-Robinson, of Bexley Heath, Kent.

Asquith, Simon Roland Antony, 1919-1973

  • GB-2014-WSA-02328
  • Person
  • 1919-1973

Asquith, Simon Roland Antony, son of Hon. Herbert Asquith and Lady Cynthia Charteris, writer, d. of Hugo, 9th Earl ofWemyss and March; b. 20 Aug. 1919; adm. Sept. 1932 (A); left July 1938; Ch. Ch. Oxf., matric. 1938; publishing; m. 1 Oct. 1942 Vivien, d. of Sir Lawrence Evelyn Jones Bt, MC, of Fakenham, Norfolk; d. 18 Dec. 1973.

Astbury, Arthur Ralph, 1880-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-02334
  • Person
  • 1880-?

Astbury, Arthur Ralph, only son of Arthur Kingsby Astbury, of Gloucester, by Caroline Eliza James; b. June 5, 1880; adm. Jan. 17, 1895 (A); left July 1897; R. I. E. Coll. Cooper's Hill; entered the Indian Civil Service, Public Works Department, Oct. 1, 1900; assistant engineer Dec. 1900; executive engineer Oct. 1908; under-sec. to Govt. Building and Roads Branch, P. W. Dept., Punjab, Nov. 1915; superintending engineer Jan. 1920; M.I.C.E. 1921; officiating chief engineer and sec. to Govt. Nov. 1924; chief engineer, Indian P. W. Dept. 1925; C. I. E 1928; C. S. I. 1933; retired 1935; served in the Ministries of Home Security and of Works in Great War II; m. Aug. 18, 1908, Friede Hildegard, daughter of Otto Christian von Schoenberg, of Wurzen, Saxony.

Atwood, Wilfrid Murray, 1900-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-02372
  • Person
  • 1900-?

Atwood, Wilfrid Murray, son of Frederick Atwood, of Kew, Surrey, by Lilian, daughter of Charles Nicholson Hunt, of Challow, Berks; b. Dec. 13, 1900; adm. Sept. 25, 1913 (A); left July 1919; A. C. A. Feb. 1925; F. C. A. 1936; practises in London; m. Aug. 28, 1926, Adela, daughter of Thomas Roland Francis, of London.

Baer, Jean, 1902-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-02438
  • Person
  • 1902-?

Baer, Jean, son of John Baer, of Holland Park; b. Feb. 12, 1902; adm. Jan. 20, 1916 (A); left July 1918.

Bailey, Francis Robert, 1913-1940

  • GB-2014-WSA-02471
  • Person
  • 1913-1940

Bailey, Francis Robert, brother of James Albert Norman Bailey (qv); b. 10 June 1913; adm. May 1927 (A); left July 1931; New Coll. Oxf., matric. 1931, BA 1935; articled to a solicitor; RA 1940 (Lance-Sgt); accidentally killed on active service 19 Oct. 1940.

Francis Robert Bailey was born in London on the 10th of June 1913 the youngest son of John Norman Bailey, a solicitor, and Agnes Elizabeth (nee Harrison) Bailey of 97, Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, later of 4, Brunswick Gardens, Kensington in London and of “Westmead”, Avondale, Fleet in Hampshire. He was christened at St Peter’s Church, Cranley Gardens, on the 6th of August 1913.
He was educated at Westminster School where he was up Ashburnham from May 1927 to July 1931 and he matriculated for New College, Oxford in 1931 from where he achieved a BA in 1935. On leaving university he worked as an articled clerk for a firm of solicitors.
He was killed in an accident near to his base of RAF Harwell in Berkshire. His funeral took place on the 23rd of October 1940.
He is buried at Christ Church, Shamley Green.

Bailey, Hugh Thomas de Reya, 1909-1984

  • GB-2014-WSA-02473
  • Person
  • 1909-1984

Bailey, Hugh Thomas de Reya, son of Hugh Somerville Bailey, chief cashier, Coutts Bank, and Hilda Louise, d. of Charles Francis Edward Lawrence de Reya, of Trieste; b. 12 July 1909; adm. Apr. 1923 (A); left July 1927; d. Feb. 1984.

Bailey, James Albert Norman, 1910-1972

  • GB-2014-WSA-02474
  • Person
  • 1910-1972

Bailey, James Albert Norman, son of John Norman Bailey DSO, solicitor, and Agnes Elizabeth, d. of Rev. James Harrison of Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland; b. 26 Dec. 1910; adm. Sept. 1924 (A); left Apr. 1929; adm. a solicitor June 1934; practised in London; Army Gen. List 1942 (Maj.); m. 4 Apr. 1946 Harley Elaine, d. of Bernard Cyril Windeler of Kensington; d. 23 Jan. 1972.

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