Harry Sewell Coates1

M, #183251, b. 1881
Last Edited=1 Feb 2006
     Harry Sewell Coates was born in 1881.1 He married Ada Florence Moore, daughter of William Moore and Lucy Ann Crust, in 1902.1
     He was a grocer at Leeds, Yorkshire, West Riding, EnglandG.1

Child of Harry Sewell Coates and Ada Florence Moore

Citations

  1. [S212] Obituaries, The Independent, London, U.K., 15 May 1994. Hereinafter cited as The Independent.

Gwendolyn Minny Coates1

F, #183252, b. 1905, d. 1970
Last Edited=1 Feb 2006
     Gwendolyn Minny Coates was born in 1905.1 She was the daughter of Harry Sewell Coates and Ada Florence Moore.1 She married Abraham Thomas Ball in 1929.1 She died in 1970.1
     From 1929, her married name became Ball.1

Children of Gwendolyn Minny Coates and Abraham Thomas Ball

Citations

  1. [S212] Obituaries, The Independent, London, U.K., 15 May 1994. Hereinafter cited as The Independent.

Abraham Thomas Ball1

M, #183253, b. 1879, d. 1963
Last Edited=29 Sep 2011
     Abraham Thomas Ball was born in 1879 at Walsall, EnglandG.1 He married, firstly, Kitty Grant in 1910 at Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, EnglandG.1,2 He married, secondly, Gwendolyn Minny Coates, daughter of Harry Sewell Coates and Ada Florence Moore, in 1929.1 He died in 1963.3
     As of 1901, Abraham Thomas Ball used the stage-name of Tom Major.1 He lived in 1910 at Meadow Farm, Catshill, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, EnglandG.1 He was a music hall artist.1 He was also known as Abraham Thomas Major-Ball.3

Child of Abraham Thomas Ball

Children of Abraham Thomas Ball and Gwendolyn Minny Coates

Citations

  1. [S212] Obituaries, The Independent, London, U.K., 15 May 1994. Hereinafter cited as The Independent.
  2. [S4567] Bill Norton, "re: Pitman Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 6 April 2010 and 19 April 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Pitman Family."
  3. [S466] Notices, The Telegraph, London, UK, 22 May 1994. Hereinafter cited as The Telegraph.

Rt. Hon. Sir John Major1

M, #183254, b. 29 March 1943
Last Edited=14 Feb 2006
     Rt. Hon. Sir John Major was born on 29 March 1943 at Merton, Surrey, EnglandG.2 He is the son of Abraham Thomas Ball and Gwendolyn Minny Coates.1 He married Norma Christina Elizabeth Wagstaff, daughter of Norman Reuel Wagstaff and Edith G. Johnson, on 3 October 1970.1
     He was educated at Rutlish Grammar School, Rutlish, EnglandG.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Huntingdonshire between 1979 and 1983.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Huntingdon between 1983 and 2001.2 He was appointed Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1987.1 He held the office of Foreign Secretary in 1989.1 He held the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1989 and 1990.1 He held the office of Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury between November 1990 and May 1997.1 He was appointed Companion of Honour (C.H.) in 1999.1 He was appointed Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 2005.1

Children of Rt. Hon. Sir John Major and Norma Christina Elizabeth Wagstaff

Citations

  1. [S212] Obituaries, The Independent, London, U.K., 15 May 1994. Hereinafter cited as The Independent.
  2. [S200] Announcements, The Guardian, London, U.K., 20 March 1990. Hereinafter cited as The Guardian.
  3. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2569. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Norma Christina Elizabeth Wagstaff1

F, #183255, b. 12 February 1942
Last Edited=29 Sep 2011
     Norma Christina Elizabeth Wagstaff was born on 12 February 1942 at Much Wenlock, Shropshire, EnglandG.2 She is the daughter of Norman Reuel Wagstaff and Edith G. Johnson.2 She married Rt. Hon. Sir John Major, son of Abraham Thomas Ball and Gwendolyn Minny Coates, on 3 October 1970.1
     In 1945 her name was legally changed to Norma Christina Elizabeth Johnson.3 She was educated at Peckham School for Girls, Peckham, Surrey, EnglandG.4 She was educated at Battersea College of Domestic Science, Battersea, Surrey, EnglandG.4 She was a teacher between 1963 and 1970 at St. Michael and All Angels School, Camberwell, Surrey, EnglandG.4 From 3 October 1970, her married name became Major.1 She wrote the book Joan Sutherland, published 1987.4 She wrote the book Chequers: the Prime Minister's country house and its history, published 1996.4 She was appointed Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire (D.B.E.) in June 1999.5 She was also known as Dame Norma Major as of June 1999.3

Children of Norma Christina Elizabeth Wagstaff and Rt. Hon. Sir John Major

Citations

  1. [S212] Obituaries, The Independent, London, U.K., 15 May 1994. Hereinafter cited as The Independent.
  2. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.
  3. [S4567] Bill Norton, "re: Pitman Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 6 April 2010 and 19 April 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Pitman Family."
  4. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2569. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  5. [S212] The Independent, 12 June 1999.


Norman Reuel Wagstaff1

M, #183256, b. 1916, d. 14 May 1945
Last Edited=26 Jun 2017
     Norman Reuel Wagstaff was born in 1916 at Lambeth, London, England.2 He was the son of Reuel Wagstaff and Elizabeth de Wolfe.2 He married Edith G. Johnson in 1939 at Bermondsey, London, EnglandG.3 He died on 14 May 1945, in a motorcycle accident.4,2
     He fought in the Second World War.4 He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the 9th Battalion, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Royal Artillery.2

Child of Norman Reuel Wagstaff and Edith G. Johnson

Citations

  1. [S266] World War II Unit Histories - Officers, online http://www.unithistories.com/units_index/default.asp?file=../officers/personsx.html. Hereinafter cited as World War II Unit Histories - Officers.
  2. [S259] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, online http://www.cwgc.org. Hereinafter cited as Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
  3. [S4567] Bill Norton, "re: Pitman Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 6 April 2010 and 19 April 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Pitman Family."
  4. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2569. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  5. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.

Edith G. Johnson1

F, #183257
Last Edited=29 Sep 2011
     Edith G. Johnson married Norman Reuel Wagstaff, son of Reuel Wagstaff and Elizabeth de Wolfe, in 1939 at Bermondsey, London, EnglandG.1
     From 1939, her married name became Wagstaff.1

Child of Edith G. Johnson and Norman Reuel Wagstaff

Citations

  1. [S4567] Bill Norton, "re: Pitman Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 6 April 2010 and 19 April 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Pitman Family."
  2. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.

James Major1

M, #183258, b. 1975
Last Edited=13 Feb 2006
     James Major was born in 1975.1 He is the son of Rt. Hon. Sir John Major and Norma Christina Elizabeth Wagstaff.1 He married Emma Noble on 29 May 1999 at Crypt Chapel, Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, EnglandG.2
     He was educated at Kimbolton School, Leicestershire, EnglandG.3

Child of James Major and Emma Noble

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2569. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.
  3. [S212] Obituaries, The Independent, London, U.K., 15 May 1994. Hereinafter cited as The Independent.

Emma Noble1

F, #183259, b. circa 1972
Last Edited=13 Feb 2006
     Emma Noble was born circa 1972.1 She married James Major, son of Rt. Hon. Sir John Major and Norma Christina Elizabeth Wagstaff, on 29 May 1999 at Crypt Chapel, Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, EnglandG.1
     From 29 May 1999, her married name became Major.1 She was a model and TV game show hostess.2

Child of Emma Noble and James Major

Citations

  1. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2569. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Harrison Major1

M, #183260, b. 28 July 2000
Last Edited=1 Feb 2006
     Harrison Major was born on 28 July 2000 at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent, EnglandG.1 He is the son of James Major and Emma Noble.1

Citations

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