Margaret Annis Best1

F, #615191, b. 16 January 1913, d. 14 February 1999
Last Edited=20 Feb 2013
     Margaret Annis Best was born on 16 January 1913.1 She was the daughter of Hon. Sir Matthew Robert Best and Annis Elizabeth Wood.2 She married, firstly, Commander Alexander Pollock Gibson, son of Dr. Henry Wilkes Gibson, on 18 May 1937.1 She married, secondly, Captain Godfrey Alexander French, son of Alexander Weatherhead French, on 17 October 1941.1 She died on 14 February 1999 at age 86.1
     From 18 May 1937, her married name became Gibson. From 17 October 1941, her married name became French.1

Children of Margaret Annis Best and Captain Godfrey Alexander French

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4258. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Dr. Henry Wilkes Gibson1

M, #615192
Last Edited=26 Sep 2020
     Dr. Henry Wilkes Gibson lived at The Gables, Emsworth, Hampshire, England.1

Child of Dr. Henry Wilkes Gibson

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4258. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Commander Alexander Pollock Gibson1

M, #615193, d. 23 August 1940
Last Edited=26 Sep 2020
     Commander Alexander Pollock Gibson was the son of Dr. Henry Wilkes Gibson.2 He married Margaret Annis Best, daughter of Hon. Sir Matthew Robert Best and Annis Elizabeth Wood, on 18 May 1937.1 He died on 23 August 1940, killed in action.1
     He gained the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy.1 He fought in the Second World War.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4258. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Lt.-Cdr. Matthew French1

M, #615194, b. 11 August 1945
Last Edited=27 Sep 2020
     Lt.-Cdr. Matthew French was born on 11 August 1945.1 He is the son of Captain Godfrey Alexander French and Margaret Annis Best.2 He married Nicola Mary McNaught, daughter of Eustace Arthur McNaught, in 1983.1
     He was educated at Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, England.1 He was educated at Royal Naval College, Darmouth, Devon, England.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy.1 He was appointed Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (F.R.G.S.)1 He lived in 2003 at Beechfield Farm, Curry Rivel, Somerset, England.1

Children of Lt.-Cdr. Matthew French and Nicola Mary McNaught

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4258. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Eustace Arthur McNaught1

M, #615195
Last Edited=28 Oct 2012

Child of Eustace Arthur McNaught

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4258. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]


Nicola Mary McNaught1

F, #615196
Last Edited=20 Feb 2013
     Nicola Mary McNaught is the daughter of Eustace Arthur McNaught.2 She married Lt.-Cdr. Matthew French, son of Captain Godfrey Alexander French and Margaret Annis Best, in 1983.1
     From 1983, her married name became French.

Children of Nicola Mary McNaught and Lt.-Cdr. Matthew French

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4258. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Annis Evelyn French1

F, #615197, b. 1984
Last Edited=20 Feb 2013
     Annis Evelyn French was born in 1984.1 She is the daughter of Lt.-Cdr. Matthew French and Nicola Mary McNaught.2

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4258. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Eleanor Winifred French1

F, #615198, b. 1986
Last Edited=20 Feb 2013
     Eleanor Winifred French was born in 1986.1 She is the daughter of Lt.-Cdr. Matthew French and Nicola Mary McNaught.2

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4258. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Charlotte Imogen French1

F, #615199, b. 1990
Last Edited=20 Feb 2013
     Charlotte Imogen French was born in 1990.1 She is the daughter of Lt.-Cdr. Matthew French and Nicola Mary McNaught.2

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4258. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

David French1

M, #615200, b. 20 June 1947
Last Edited=27 Sep 2020
     David French was born on 20 June 1947.1 He is the son of Captain Godfrey Alexander French and Margaret Annis Best.2 He married Sarah Anne Halsey, daughter of Rt. Rev. Henry David Halsey and Rachel Smith, in 1974.1
     He was educated at Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, England.1 He graduated from Durham University, Durham, County Durham, England, in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)1 He was director of Relate between 1987 and 1995.1 He was Director-General of the Commonwealth Institute between 1997 and 2001.1 He was chief executive of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in 2003.1 He lived in 2003 at 21 Prospect Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4258. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]