Sydney Haldane Olivier, 1st and last Baron Olivier1

M, #182931, b. 16 April 1859, d. 15 February 1943
Last Edited=10 May 2011
     Sydney Haldane Olivier, 1st and last Baron Olivier was born on 16 April 1859 at Colchester, Essex, England.1 He was the son of Reverend Henry Arnold Olivier and Anne Elizabeth Hardcastle Arnould.1 He was baptised in June 1859 at Cholsey, Berkshire, England.1 He married Margaret Cox, daughter of Homersham Cox and Margaret Smith, on 21 May 1885 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 He died on 15 February 1943 at age 83.2
     He was educated at Lausanne, Switzerland.1 He was educated at Kineton School.1 He was educated at Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 He was educated in 1881 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 He was in the Colonial Office between 1882 and 1920.1 He was Acting Colonial Secretary of British Honduras between 1890 and 1891.1 He held the office of Auditor-General of the Leeward Islands between 1895 and 1896.1 He was Private Secretary to the Earl of Selborne between 1896 and 1897.1 He was invested as a Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) in 1898.1 He held the office of Colonial Secretary of Jamaica between 1899 and 1904.1 He wrote the book White Capital and Coloured Labour, published 1906.1 He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.) in 1907.1 He held the office of Governor of Jamaica between 1907 and 1913.1 He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, in 1911.1 He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1917.1 He was Secretary for India in 1924.2 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 23 January 1924.1 He was created 1st Baron Olivier, of Ramsden, co. Oxford [U.K.] on 9 February 1924.1 He wrote the book The Anatomy of African Misery, published 1927.1 He wrote the book The Empire Builder, published 1927.1 He wrote the book The Myth of Governor Eyre, published 1933.1 He wrote the book Jamaica, the Blessed Island, published 1936.1
     On his death, his barony became extinct.1

Children of Sydney Haldane Olivier, 1st and last Baron Olivier and Margaret Cox



Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XIII, page 399. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.
  3. [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 211. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

Jill Esmond1

F, #182932, b. 26 January 1908, d. 28 July 1990
Last Edited=22 Feb 2007
Jill Esmonde2
     Jill Esmond was born on 26 January 1908 at London, England.1 She was the daughter of Henry Vernon Esmond and Eva Moore.1 She married Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, son of Reverend Gerald Kerr Olivier and Agnes Louise Crookenden, in 1930.1 She and Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier were divorced in 1940.1 She died on 28 July 1990 at age 82.1
     She was educated at Bedales School, Petersfield, Hampshire, England.1 She was an actress.1 From 1930, her married name became Olivier.1

Child of Jill Esmond and Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier

Citations

  1. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.
  2. [S300] Michael Rhodes, "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 8 February. Hereinafter cited as "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection."

Henry Vernon Esmond1

M, #182933, b. 1869, d. 17 April 1922
Last Edited=26 Jan 2006
     Henry Vernon Esmond was born in 1869.1 He married Eva Moore. He died on 17 April 1922 at Paris, France.1
     He was given the name of Jack Esmond at birth.1 He was an actor-manager.1

Child of Henry Vernon Esmond and Eva Moore

Citations

  1. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.

Eva Moore1

F, #182934, b. 9 February 1870, d. 27 April 1955
Last Edited=26 Jan 2006
     Eva Moore was born on 9 February 1870.1 She married Henry Vernon Esmond. She died on 27 April 1955 at age 85 at Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.1
      Her married name became Esmond.1 She was an actress.1

Child of Eva Moore and Henry Vernon Esmond

Citations

  1. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.

Hon. Simon Tarquin Olivier1

M, #182935, b. 21 August 1936
Last Edited=26 Jan 2006
     Hon. Simon Tarquin Olivier was born on 21 August 1936.1 He is the son of Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier and Jill Esmond.1 He married Riddelle Gibson, daughter of Patrick Boyce Riddell Gibson, in 1965.1

Child of Hon. Simon Tarquin Olivier and Riddelle Gibson

Citations

  1. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.


Riddelle Gibson1

F, #182936
Last Edited=26 Jan 2006
     Riddelle Gibson is the daughter of Patrick Boyce Riddell Gibson.1 She married Hon. Simon Tarquin Olivier, son of Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier and Jill Esmond, in 1965.1
      From 1965, her married name became Olivier.1

Child of Riddelle Gibson and Hon. Simon Tarquin Olivier

Citations

  1. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.

Patrick Boyce Riddell Gibson1

M, #182937
Last Edited=26 Jan 2006

Child of Patrick Boyce Riddell Gibson

Citations

  1. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.

Isis Olivier1

F, #182938
Last Edited=26 Jan 2006
     Isis Olivier is the daughter of Hon. Simon Tarquin Olivier and Riddelle Gibson.1

Citations

  1. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.

Vivien Leigh1

F, #182939, b. 5 November 1913, d. 8 July 1967
Last Edited=26 Jan 2006
     Vivien Leigh was born on 5 November 1913 at Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.1 She was the daughter of Ernest Hartley.1 She married Herbert Leigh Holman in 1931.1 She married, secondly, Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, son of Reverend Gerald Kerr Olivier and Agnes Louise Crookenden, on 30 August 1940 at Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A..1 She and Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier were divorced on 2 December 1960.2 She died on 8 July 1967 at age 53 at Eaton Square, Belgravia, London, England.1
     She was given the name of Vivian Mary Hartley at birth.1 She was educated at Convent of the Sacred Heart, Roehampton, Surrey, England.1 She was educated at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England.1 From 30 August 1940, her married name became Olivier.1 From 2 December 1960, her married name became Holman.2

Child of Vivien Leigh and Herbert Leigh Holman

Citations

  1. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.
  2. [S205] Announcements, Yorkshire Post, Leeds, Yorkshire, U.K., 3 December 1960. Hereinafter cited as Yorkshire Post.

Ernest Hartley1

M, #182940
Last Edited=26 Jan 2006
     Ernest Hartley was a stockbroker.1

Child of Ernest Hartley

Citations

  1. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.