Penelope Sylvia Cracroft-Amcotts1

F, #184071, b. 20 May 1938
Last Edited=6 Feb 2006
     Penelope Sylvia Cracroft-Amcotts was born on 20 May 1938.1 She is the daughter of Lt.-Col. Sir Weston Cracroft-Amcotts and Rhona Clifton-Brown.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 539. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Vice-Admiral Francis Clifton Brown1

M, #184072, b. 10 July 1874, d. 6 September 1963
Last Edited=18 Dec 2011
     Vice-Admiral Francis Clifton Brown was born on 10 July 1874.1 He was the son of James Clifton Brown and Amelia Rowe.1 He married, firstly, Violet Galton, daughter of William Pitciarn Galton, on 14 August 1913.1 He married, secondly, Margaret Maud Halahan, daughter of Samuel Crosby Halahan, on 2 July 1952.1 He died on 6 September 1963 at age 89, without issue.1
     He fought in the First World War, where he was metnioned in dispatches.1 He gained the rank of Vice-Admiral in the service of the Royal Navy.1 He was invested as a Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) in 1917.1 He was decorated with the award of the Order of the Redeemer and Military Merit of Greece.1 He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1919.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Berkshire.1 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Berkshire.1 He held the office of High Sheriff of Berkshire in 1931.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 539. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Violet Galton1

F, #184073, d. 10 February 1952
Last Edited=18 Dec 2011
     Violet Galton was the daughter of William Pitciarn Galton.1 She married Vice-Admiral Francis Clifton Brown, son of James Clifton Brown and Amelia Rowe, on 14 August 1913.1 She died on 10 February 1952.1
      From 14 August 1913, her married name became Brown.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 539. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

William Pitciarn Galton1

M, #184074
Last Edited=6 Feb 2006

Child of William Pitciarn Galton

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 539. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Margaret Maud Halahan1

F, #184075
Last Edited=6 Feb 2006
     Margaret Maud Halahan is the daughter of Samuel Crosby Halahan.1 She married, firstly, Philip Wood before 1952.1 She married, secondly, Vice-Admiral Francis Clifton Brown, son of James Clifton Brown and Amelia Rowe, on 2 July 1952.1
      From before 1952, her married name became Wood.1 From 2 July 1952, her married name became Brown.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 539. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]


Samuel Crosby Halahan1

M, #184076
Last Edited=6 Feb 2006
     Samuel Crosby Halahan lived at Littlecroft, Chiddingfold, Surrey, England.1

Child of Samuel Crosby Halahan

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 539. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Philip Wood1

M, #184077
Last Edited=6 Feb 2006
     Philip Wood married Margaret Maud Halahan, daughter of Samuel Crosby Halahan, before 1952.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 539. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Colonel Douglas Clifton Brown, 1st and last Viscount Ruffside1

M, #184078, b. 16 August 1879, d. 5 May 1958
Last Edited=18 Dec 2011
     Colonel Douglas Clifton Brown, 1st and last Viscount Ruffside was born on 16 August 1879.1 He was the son of James Clifton Brown and Amelia Rowe.1 He married Violet Cicely Kathleen Wollaston, daughter of Frederick Eustace Arbuthnott Wollaston, on 24 June 1907.1 He died on 5 May 1958 at age 78, without surviving male issue.1
     He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1901 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1905 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).1 He gained the rank of Major in the service of the 1st King's Dragoon Guards.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry (Territorial Army).1 He gained the rank of Brevet Colonel in the service of the Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry (Territorial Army).1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Hexham between 1918 and 1923.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Hexham between 1924 and 1951.1 He held the office of Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons between 1938 and 1943.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1941.1 He held the office of Speaker of the House of Commons between 1943 and 1951.1 He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by Durham University, Durham, County Durham, England, in 1945.1 He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1945.1 He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor by Caen University, Caen, Normandy, France, in 1948.1 He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in 1949 in the service of the Northumberland Hussars.1 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of County Durham.1 He was created 1st Viscount Ruffside, of Hexham, Northumberland [U.K.] on 14 December 1951.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for County Durham.1 He was decorated with the award of the Grand Cross, Legion of Honour.1

Child of Colonel Douglas Clifton Brown, 1st and last Viscount Ruffside and Violet Cicely Kathleen Wollaston

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 539. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Violet Cicely Kathleen Wollaston1

F, #184079, b. 4 July 1882, d. 17 November 1969
Last Edited=3 Jul 2007
     Violet Cicely Kathleen Wollaston was born on 4 July 1882.2 She was the daughter of Frederick Eustace Arbuthnott Wollaston.1 She married Colonel Douglas Clifton Brown, 1st and last Viscount Ruffside, son of James Clifton Brown and Amelia Rowe, on 24 June 1907.1 She died on 17 November 1969 at age 87.1
      From 24 June 1907, her married name became Brown.1 As a result of her marriage, Violet Cicely Kathleen Wollaston was styled as Viscountess Ruffside on 14 December 1951.

Child of Violet Cicely Kathleen Wollaston and Colonel Douglas Clifton Brown, 1st and last Viscount Ruffside

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 539. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S35] BLG1965 volume 1, page 728. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S35]

Frederick Eustace Arbuthnott Wollaston1

M, #184080, b. 21 June 1853, d. 26 May 1930
Last Edited=6 Feb 2006
     Frederick Eustace Arbuthnott Wollaston was born on 21 June 1853.2 He was the son of Major Frederick Wollaston and Josette Eliza Jane Arbuthnott.2 He died on 26 May 1930 at age 76.2
     He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.).1 He lived at Shenton Hall, Leicestershire, England.1

Child of Frederick Eustace Arbuthnott Wollaston

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 539. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S35] BLG1965 volume 1, page 728. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S35]