Category Archives: Harmsworth Family

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The Marriage of Reginald Ernest Maffett and Gwendoline Mary de Rutzen

MAJOR R.E. MAFFETT AND MISS DE RUTZEN

At Holy Trinity, Prince Consort-road, yesterday, the marriage took place of Major R. E. Maffett, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of the late Mr. William Hamilton Maffett, and Mrs. Maffett, of St Helena, Finglas, County Dublin, and Miss Gwendoline Mary de Rutzen, daughter of Sir Albert and Lady de Rutzen of 90, St. Georges-square.

Canon Sheppard, Sub-Dean of the Chapels Royal, officiated, assisted by the Rev. H. Coward.

Sir Albert de Rutzen gave away his daughter, who wore a dress of white Duchesse satin with an overdress of antique Brussels point lace, which had been worn by her great-great-grandmother.  Her veil was also of Brussels lace and the moire silk train was veiled in the same.  The bride was attended by three bridesmaids – Miss de Rutzen, Miss Violet Pringle, and Miss Daphne Harmsworth – whose frocks were of pale blue satin with pink chiffon tunics trimmed with lace.  Their hats were black with touches of pink.  The two pages, Master Hugh Mainwaring and Master Harmsworth, were dressed in blue satin.  Captain H. Maffett, Leinster Regiment, was best man.

A reception was held at 90, St. Georges-square, the house of the bride’s parents, and later the bride and bridegroom left for Magdalen, Henley (lent by Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Harmsworth.  The bride travelled in a silver grey satin gown trimmed with silver lace and a grey Tegal straw hat adorned with shaded pink Lancer plumes.

The Times, 11th August 1911, p9.

See also: The Family of Reginald Ernest Maffett and Gwendoline Mary de Rutzen

Memorial Service – Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Collingwood Burton

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL P. C. BURTON

A memorial service for Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Collingwood Burton was held yesterday at St. Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street.  Prebendary A. J. Macdonald officiated assisted by the Rev. J. F. L. Durham, and an address was given by Mr. Philip Gee. Those present included:-

Mrs. Burton, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Burton (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bielenberg (son-in-law and daughter), Mrs. MacDonald (daughter), Mr. Richard Burton, Mr. Nicholas and Mr. John Bielenberg, Miss C. and Miss J. MacDonald, Mr. Kevin MacDonald, Major and Mrs. G. P. Burton (brother and sister-in-law), Lord and Lady Harmsworth, Viscount Rothermere, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Harmsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil King, Mr Stuart McClean, Mrs. B. M. Betts.

Patricia Countess of Cottenham, Lord Burnham, Lord Brabazon of Tara, Sir Ambrose Heal, Mr. G. P. Simon (general manager, Daily Telegraph), Mr. E. H. Hill and Mr. Harold Williams (Daily Herald), Lieutenant-Colonel S. Boyle (Friendly Brothers of St. Patrick), Major-General J. A. M. Bond (London Press Exchange), Mr. H. W. Snoad (managing director, Amalgamated Press), Mr. E. A. Sursham (director, Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company), Mr. C. W. V. Truefitt (advertisement director, Daily Mail), Mr. Maurice Pitcher (Sunday Dispatch), Mr. S. C. W. Disney (secretary, “Old Ben”). Major Whitley Lavarack (deputy president, English Golf Union) and Mrs. Lavarack, Mr. N. C. Blanch (director, St. James’s Advertising and Publishing Company and London Press Exchange), Mr. E. A. Blanch, Colonel Bruce Logan (Army Welfare), Mr. Gerald Roberts (Lucifer Golfing Society), Mr. W. R. P. Gronow (Hertfordshire Golf Union), Mr. W. Weal (editor, World Press News) with Mr. K. R. Viney (assistant editor), Mr. C. C. Collins (advertisement director) and other members of the staff, Dr. Leslie Lankester, Mr. Ralph Hodgson, Mr. Noel Gee, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Harwood, Mr. H. Nutcombe Hume, and representatives of other publishing associations.

The Times Saturday, May 30, 1953; pg. 8

See also: The Family of Christabel Rose Harmsworth and Percy Collingwood Burton

Deane Family Photographs.

The first photograph was provided by Pat Chambers and the remaining six photographs were supplied by Hector Deane.

Bride's family at the wedding of Marcella Amelia Maffett (Milla) and Alexander Sharpe Deane (Ayr) on the 5th March 1889.
Bride's family at the wedding of Marcella Amelia Maffett (Milla) and Alexander Sharpe Deane (Ayr) on the 5th March 1889.

From left to right they are – seated Henry Telford Maffett, Madeleine Smartt (nee Maffett), Marcella Amelia Maffett (the bride), William Maffett (father of the bride), Oswald Maffett, Marcella Maffett (nee Bayly, mother of the bride), the two children in front are Bayly and Ruth Spencer, while standing are Edward Spencer, Edward Maffett, Emily Maffett, Cecil Harmsworth, Gertrude Spencer (nee Maffett), Reginald Maffett, Alexander Sharpe Deane (the groom), Arthur Maffett, his wife Isabel Maffett (nee Loughnan), Gerald Maffett and an unkown person.

The photograph was taken outside St Helena, Finglas, Dublin, the home of William Hamilton Maffett.

Marcella Amelia Deane (Milla) with her son Hugh.
Marcella Amelia Deane (Milla) with her son Hugh.
Group photo at Paklioe, 1892
Group photo at Paklioe, 1892

Paklioe 1892, Milla and Hugh are seated at the front right while A S Deane is standing behind them.

Back Row (Left to Right): Captain Stewart, Mr Brennan in Customs, Lieutenant Hewitt of the Porpoise, Mr White, Commissioner of Customs, Captain Howe, Commander of the Porpoise, Ayr Deane.

Front Row (Left to Right): Monsieur Gauthier the French Consul, Mr Frank White, Mr Maggofthe? Hugh Deane, Milla Deane.

Charles Chatterton Deane and family.
Charles Chatterton Deane and family.

Milla takes a photograph of the family of Charles Chatterton Deane in the garden at Loughgall, Co Armagh, 1908.

Cecil Hamilton Deane with his Uncle Addison at Newlawn, 1908.
Cecil Hamilton Deane with his Uncle Addison at Newlawn, 1908.
Hugh Alexander Sharpe Deane in his Uncle Hal's car at Newlawn, 1911.
Hugh Alexander Sharpe Deane in his Uncle Hal's car at Newlawn, 1911.
Hugh and Cecil seated on the steps at Newlawn House.
Hugh and Cecil seated on the steps at Newlawn House.

Marriage of John Francis Maffett and Delia Violet Harrison

MR. J. F. MAFFETT AND MISS HARRISON

The marriage took place at Holy Trinity, Prince Consort Road, on Saturday of Mr. John Francis Maffett, 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. R. E. Maffett, of Wellington Lodge, Maidenhead, and Miss Delia Violet Harrison, only daughter of the late Mr. Percy Harrison and of Mrs. Harrison of 12, Courtfield Gardens, S.W.  The Rev. J. O. Hannay officiated, assisted by the Rev. W. R. Flex.

The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. W. Maxwell Harrison, wore a medieval gown of gold lamé with the train cut in one with the skirt.  Her veil of antique Brussels lace was held in place by a headdress of orange-blossom and she carried a bouquet of yellow roses, lilies-of-the-valley, and white heather.  There were two bridesmaids – Miss Mary Pearson and Miss Barbara Harris; and Mrs. Webster was a matron of honour.  They wore dresses of peach-coloured velvet with headdresses of pink and gold leaves and carried bouquets of pink chrysanthemums.  Mr. John Reed, R.N., was best man and, like the bridegroom, wore uniform.  A guard of honour was formed by representatives of The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

A reception was held at 8, Chesterfield Gardens, and then the bride and bridegroom left for their honeymoon, the bride travelling in a rust-coloured dress and hat and a fur coat.

Among the guests were:- Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. R. E. Maffett, Mr. and Mr. Cecil Harmsworth, Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. W. G. Neale, Sir Frank and Lady Newnes, Miss Harrison, Miss E. Harrison, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Randle and Lady Mainwaring, Mrs. Sharp Deane, Mr. Gerard Maffett, Mr. Alan Maffett, Viscount Rothermere, Baron and Baroness de Rutzen, Colonel and Mrs Garstin, Lady King, Mr. and Mrs. Vyvyan Harmsworth, Sir Harold Harmsworth, Mr. Anthony Neale and Mr. Guy Neale.

The Times, 21st December 1936.

See also: The Family of John Francis Maffett and Delia Violet Harrison

Everard Hamilton ‘Hamilton Memoirs’

In 1891 Everard Hamilton compiled ‘Hamilton Memoirs: Historical and Genealogical Notices of a Branch of that Family which settled in Ireland in the Reign of King James I’.
A second edition was published in 1920. A copy of this second edition has been published on the web by Colin Fendall Butler Hamilton.

Chapter 20 gives the descendants of William Maffett,

http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/famhist/sel … /CH20.html

 

Chapter 21 gives the descendants of Alfred Harmsworth who married Geraldine Mary the daughter of William Maffett,

http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/famhist/sel … /CH21.html

Everard and Helen Hamilton and others
Everard Hamilton is seated on the left and Helen Hamilton is seated in the centre. The person seated on the right is W.A. White, the three children are Daphne, Desmond & Eric Harmsworth and their mother Emilie Harmsworth née Maffett is standing on the right. The photo was probably taken at Henley in 1912.