CHAMBERLAIN, Mrs Joseph (Gina nee MACDONALD) 1920-2021

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Richard R

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Jul 24, 2021, 2:57:26 AMJul 24
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From the Telegraph & Times of 24 July 2021: CHAMBERLAIN Gina (née MacDonald). Wife of the late Lt Col Joseph Chamberlain, mother to George and Arthur and grandmother to Christopher, died peacefully at home on 19th July, aged 100. WWII service with the ATS in the Middle East. Private cremation. No flowers, but donations, if desired, to the Injured Jockeys Fund and MS Society.

She was d of Col George MACDONALD MC 1895-1977 of Webbs Land, Wickham, Hants by his 1919 m reg Q4 London to Dorothy Meredeth 1897-1935 d of Henry Parkman STURGIS c1847-1929 by his 1894 m reg Q3 Surrey to Marie Eveleen MEREDITH 1871-1933. She m 1945 Lt-Col Joseph CHAMBERLAIN 1907- sometime head of that gentry family of f/o Highbury (s of prev head Rt Hon Sir (Joseph) Austen CHAMBERLAIN KG 1863-1937 (half bro of British PM Neville CHAMBERLAIN 1869-1940) and [Dame] Ivy Muriel DUNDAS GBE DGStJ 1878-1941 (Lady Chamberlain)), and had two sons as above.

Henry W

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Jul 24, 2021, 5:15:16 PMJul 24
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This one took a while - mostly finding my copy of BLG 1937!  I have a Joseph Chamberlain of that Gentry Family formerly of Moor Green Hall in BLG 1937 (they are not treated in BLG 1952) born 13 October 1907. According to Freebmd searches a man of that DoB died Q3 1979 Lambeth. 

Richard R

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Jul 25, 2021, 1:30:21 AMJul 25
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Thanks Henry. Lt-Col Chamberlain also appears in BLG1965 as head of the family formerly of Highbury (see attached)
BLG_1965_Joseph Chamberlain.pdf

Henry W

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Jul 25, 2021, 9:27:46 AMJul 25
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I think Highbury Hall and Moor Green Hall are the same place, just known by different names at different times. See, for example, Historic England - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1076076

S R Eglesfield

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Jul 26, 2021, 10:53:24 AMJul 26
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The late Mrs Chamberlain was born on 9 November 1920.

Her maternal grandmother, Marie Eveleen MEREDITH, was the only daughter of the novelist George MEREDITH OM (12 II 1828 - 18 V 1909) and his second wife (married 20 IX 1864), Marie VULLIAMY (c.1842 - 1885).

Her paternal grandfather, Henry Parkman STURGIS, was MP (Liberal) for South Dorset from 1885 to 1886 and High Sheriff of the County of London from 1896 to 1897. He had been married, firstly, on 2 October 1872 to the Hon Mary Cecilia BRAND (18 I 1851 - 24 VI 1886), the fourth daughter of the 1st Viscount Hampden, by whom he had six children. His sister, Mary Greene Hubbard STURGIS (2 II 1851 - 27 II 1942) was married, firstly, in 1871 to Lt Col Leopold Richard SEYMOUR (1841 - 30 V 1904), a great-grandson of the 1st Marquess of Hertford, and nephew maternally of the 1st Viscount Hampden; her second marriage, in 1906, was to Bertram Godfray FALLE, 1st and last Baron Portsea (21 XI 1859 - 1 XI 1948).

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