Mildred Mary Petre1

F, b. 10 November 1895, d. 21 May 1990
Mildred Mary Bruce née Patre
Reference5186
Last Edited26 Apr 2017
     Mildred Mary Bruce was buried in Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London, England, Aviation Industry Pioneer. She was a record breaker on land, sea and in the air. She drove for 24 hours in a Bentley, at an average speed of 90 MPH. Having purchased an aircraft from a store in Regent Street, London, she flew around the world. She was also a pioneer of in-air refuelling, following a non-stop flight of 55 hours around the Isle of Wight. During the 1930's she set up her own airline company, employing the world's first air stewardess between London and Paris.2 She was born on 10 November 1895 in Chelmsford, Essex, England, she was the daughter of Lawrence Petre and Jennie Williams.3 She married Hon Victor Austin Bruce on 16 February 1926 Victor was the works driver for AC Cars Ltd and won the 1926 Monte Carlo Rally in an AC car.1 Mildred was invested as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a racing motorist and pioneer aviatrix and speed pilot.1 She and Hon Victor Austin Bruce were divorced in 1941.1 She died on 21 May 1990 in Flat 1, 298 Finchley Road, Camden, London, England, at age 94.4,5 Her estate was probated on 21 September 1990 in Winchester. Her estate was valued at £168,394.5

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Hon Victor Austin Bruce b. 8 Apr 1897, d. Dec 1978

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry www.thepeerage.com.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Web: International, Find A Grave Index.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1896/Q1 Chelmsford Volume 4a Page 509.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes May 1990 Camden Volume 14 Page 1570.
  5. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

Ian Russell Hatrick1

M, b. 10 April 1936, d. 9 June 1995
Reference5188
Last Edited11 Oct 2017
     Ian Russell Hatrick was born on 10 April 1936 in Hampstead, London, England, his mother's maiden name was Russell.1,2 After doing his National Service and six months in accountancy Ian decided to turn to studying medicine, which ed to a studentship at St Thomas' Hospital in London where he qualified.1 While Ian was at St Thomas' he met Diana who was a Nightingale nurse.1 He married Diana M Cotton in 1964 in Gosport, Hampshire, England.1,3 After qualifying, Ian joined the Royal Army Medical Corps which he stayed with for five years, three of them in the Far East on active service. He was based in Hong Kong while serving in Borneo with the 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Riflles during the Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia, Hs final year in the RAMC was spent in West Germany. Then in 1968 the family returned to England where he joined the Wonersh practice.1 He suffered from cancer and was forced by ill health to cease work at his Wonersh practice where he had been since 1968.1 He died on 9 June 1995 in Eastwater House Snowdenham Lane, Bramley, Surrey, England, at age 59 after a long illness. Ian came from a medical family, his father, grandfather, great grandfather had been doctors and his sister Hilary was a Nightingale Nurse.1,4,5 He was buried on 15 June 1995 in Wonersh and Blackheath Cemetery, Wonersh, Surrey, England, in plot C26 after a service in St John the Baptist in Wonersh.6,7,5 A bench was donated and placed outside the Woners Pharmacy wth a plaque reading: 'Dr Ian Hatrick 1936-1995 a much loved village doctor donated by his grateful patients.8'

Family

Diana M Cotton
Children
  • Cameron Hatrick1
  • Andrew Graeme Hatrick1
  • Nicola Hatrick1
  • Robert Ian Hatrick1

Sources

  1. [S15] Newspaper article Surrey Advertiser 16 June 1995.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1936/Q2 Hampstead Volume 1a Page 841.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1964/Q3 Gosport Volume 6b Page 768.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes June 1995 Surrey South Western Reg B4A District 7612B Entry 162 age 59.
  5. [S2] Surrey History Centre Parish Burial Register.
  6. [S40000] Various websites Daily Telegraph 16.6.1995.
  7. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Parish Magasine.
  8. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.

Christopher Andre Bray

M, b. 16 February 1924, d. 3 October 1995
Reference5195
Last Edited14 Apr 2017
     Christopher Andre Bray was born on 16 February 1924 in Chertsey, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of Francis Evelyn Bray and Magdalen Girardot. He appeared on the census of 29 September 1939 in Eton College, Hawtrey House, Eton, Berkshire, England, He was a student.2 He married Eleanor Penelope Palmer in 1952 in Surrey, England.3 Christopher and Penelope as she was known lived in Sparkes Place in Wonersh in 1958-78 at least.4 Christopher was described as the 'squire' of the village, a churchwarden with George Brett, President of the Bowls Club, Chairman of the Memorial Hall Committee, Secretary and Treasurer of the Church Green. The Church Fete was held in his garden.5 Christopher worked at Lloyd's in a family firm, Bray, Gibb and was the father figure of an insurance firm in Bristol.5 He died suddenly on 3 October 1995 in Southwold, Suffolk, England, at age 71 from a heart attack.5,6

Family

Eleanor Penelope Palmer
Children
  • Timothy C Bray
  • Eleanor Lucy Bray
  • Jeremy Martin Bray

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1924/Q2 Chertsey Volume 2a Page 111.
  2. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 RG101/2112I/004.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1952/Q2 Surrey North Western Volume 5g Page 1115.
  4. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Electoral rolls.
  5. [S15] Newspaper article Surrey Advertiser 1995.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes October 1995 Waveney Reg A11C District 531A Entry 1.

Susan Elisabeth Bray

F, b. 24 June 1910, d. August 1996
Reference5196
Last Edited13 Apr 2017
     Susan Elisabeth Bray was born on 24 June 1910 in Woking, Surrey, England.1 She was the daughter of Francis Evelyn Bray and Magdalen Girardot. She was the daughter of Francis Evelyn Bray and Magdalen Bray in the 1911 census in Southwold. Mount Hermon Road, Woking, Surrey, England.2 She married William Halford Lawson on 28 November 1931 in St Mary, Horsell, Surrey, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremenoy was witnessed by Francis Evelyn Bray, W Bray, Henry Peter Lawson and Edith Lawson. William was a chartered accountant living in Lynbrook in Horsell. His father Henry Peter Lawson was a member of the London Stock Exchange. Susan lived in Woodham Grange in Horsell. Her father Francis Evelyn Bray was a member of Lloyds.3 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Susan Elisabeth Lawson was listed as living at Woodham Grange, Woodham Road, Woking, Surrey, England with her parents and husband.4 Susan sailed on Venus from Madeira arriving in Plymouth on 20 March 1956, she was married and listed as a housewife. Her address in UK was The Mount, Chobham in Surrey.5 She died in August 1996 in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, England, at age 86 she was registered as Lady Susan Elisabeth Lawson.6

Family

William Halford Lawson b. 21 Mar 1899

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1910/Q3 Guildford Volume 2a Page 81.
  2. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3030 RG78PN107 RD33 SD1 ED3 SN157.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1937.
  4. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 RG101/1927D/003.
  5. [S7] Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes August 1996 Henley Reg 28B District 7011 Entry 34 aged 86.

William Halford Lawson

M, b. 21 March 1899
Reference5197
Last Edited13 Apr 2017
     William Halford Lawson was born on 21 March 1899.1 He married Susan Elisabeth Bray, daughter of Francis Evelyn Bray and Magdalen Girardot, on 28 November 1931 in St Mary, Horsell, Surrey, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremenoy was witnessed by Francis Evelyn Bray, W Bray, Henry Peter Lawson and Edith Lawson. William was a chartered accountant living in Lynbrook in Horsell. His father Henry Peter Lawson was a member of the London Stock Exchange. Susan lived in Woodham Grange in Horsell. Her father Francis Evelyn Bray was a member of Lloyds.2 He appeared on the census of 29 September 1939 in the household of Francis Evelyn Bray and Magdalen Bray in Woodham Grange, Woodham Road, Woking, Surrey, England, William was with his wife and parents in law and worked as a chartered accountant.3

Family

Susan Elisabeth Bray b. 24 Jun 1910, d. Aug 1996

Sources

  1. [S4] Census Records.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1937.
  3. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 RG101/1927D/003.

Rosemary M Bray

F, b. 2 September 1919
Reference5198
Last Edited13 Apr 2017
     Rosemary M Bray was born on 2 September 1919 in Chertsey, Surrey, England.1 She was the daughter of Francis Evelyn Bray and Magdalen Girardot. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Rosemary M Bray was listed as living at Woodham Grange, Woodham Road, Woking, Surrey, England with her parents Rosemary was a student training to be a clerk in BRC.2

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1919/Q3 Chertsey Volume 8a Page 113.
  2. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 RG101/1927D/003.

Francis A M Bray1

M, b. 4 April 1921
Reference5199
Last Edited13 Apr 2017
     Francis A M Bray was born on 4 April 1921 in Chertsey, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of Francis Evelyn Bray and Magdalen Girardot.1 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Francis A M Bray was listed as living at Woodham Grange, Woodham Road, Woking, Surrey, England with his parents Francis was an undergraduate at Cambridge.2

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1921/Q2 Chertsey Volume 2a Page 131.
  2. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 RG101/1927D/003.

Eleanor Penelope Palmer

F
Reference5200
Last Edited14 Apr 2017
     Eleanor Penelope Palmer married Christopher Andre Bray, son of Francis Evelyn Bray and Magdalen Girardot, in 1952 in Surrey, England.1 Christopher and Penelope as she was known lived in Sparkes Place in Wonersh in 1958-78 at least.2 Penelope conceived, designed and motivated the idea of the kneelers in St John the Baptist Church in Wonersh while her husband was a church warden.3

Family

Christopher Andre Bray b. 16 Feb 1924, d. 3 Oct 1995
Children
  • Timothy C Bray
  • Eleanor Lucy Bray
  • Jeremy Martin Bray

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1952/Q2 Surrey North Western Volume 5g Page 1115.
  2. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Electoral rolls.
  3. [S15] Newspaper article Surrey Advertiser 1995.