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104. Percy Dunstan Vidal 1,17 was born on 13 Sep 1876 in Gundry's Hill, Kapunda, South Australia 1 and died on 23 Jun 1960 in Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia 1 at age 83.

Percy married Ada May Lee , daughter of William Lee and Matilda ——— , on 14 Feb 1906 in Copper Hill, S. Australia. Ada was born on 3 Dec 1885 in Kadina, South Australia, died on 3 Jul 1965 in Prospect, Adelaide at age 79, and was buried in Enfield Cemetery, Adelaide.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 181 F    i. Lily Philippa Vidal

+ 182 F    ii. Ada Joan Vidal 1,336 was born on 31 Aug 1909 in Moonta, South Australia and died on 7 Oct 1985 in Moonta, South Australia at age 76.

+ 183 F    iii. Edna May Vidal

+ 184 F    iv. Bessie Isobel Vidal

+ 185 M    v. John Kenneth Dunstan Vidal 1,336 was born on 22 Jun 1915 in Moonta, South Australia, 1 died on 22 Jul 1991 in Armidale Hospital, N.S.W. 1 at age 76, and was buried on 24 Jul 1991 in Nuandle, Via Uralla, N.S.W.. 1

+ 186 F    vi. Gwen Dunston Vidal

+ 187 F    vii. Nellie Dunston Vidal

108. Maude Cunliffe Vidal 17 was born on 8 Feb 1868 in Eton, Buckinghamshire 132,329 and died on 4 Oct 1927 in Red Gables, Bletchingley, Surrey 330 at age 59.

Something about her life:

• Grant of Administration: 18 Jan 1928, London. 491 Effects: £5111 10s

Maude married Frederic Scrutton ,17 son of Thomas Scrutton and Unknown , on 19 Apr 1892 in Creeting St. Mary, Needham Market, Suffolk 331.,332

Marriage Notes: The Suffolk Chronicle, April 23, 1892


MARRIAGE OF MISS MAUDE CUNLIFFE VIDAL - Great was the interest evinced in the marriage of Miss Maude Cunliffe Vidal, daughter of the Rector of this parish, the Rev. F. F. Vidal, to Mr Frederic Scrutton, of Copesfield, Snaresbrook, which took place on Tuesday. There was a profuse display of flags at pretty nearly every spot in the neighbourhood of the Church and Rectory which was available, and arches of greenery had been erected at the entrances to the Rectory-lane leading to the church. The fine old church had been prettily adorned for Easter Sunday with modest spring flowers as well as the brighter blossoms of hothouse plants, and these remained in their places. A space was reserved for the wedding party and the remainder of the church was filled long before the time fixed for the ceremony, many being unable to obtain admission, whilst the churchyard and roadway were crowded. When the bride, conducted by her father, entered the church the well-known hymn, "The voice that breathed o'er Eden" was sung. The officiating clergy were the Rev. R. Wellington Vidal, Vicar of Bayford, assisted by the Rev. Reginald Edwards, vicar of Speen, both uncles of the bride. A short address was substituted by the Rev. R. W. Vidal for the usual exhortation. At the conclusion of the service a hymn specially written for the occasion by the bride's mother to music composed by Miss Lucy Hester Stone. As the bridal procession proceeded down the aisle, the "Wedding March" was played by Miss Turner, who presided at the organ. The bride's dress was of rich ivory silk Bengaline, with square train and Watteau pleat, with massive silk cord to match, draped Horniton lace and orange blossoms. The bride also wore a handsome lace veil, the gift of her mother. She carry a beautiful bouquet (a present from the bridegroom); Her ornaments were diamond and pearl brooch (a gift of the bridegroom), and a necklace of pearls (the gift of her father). Her train was carried by two little girls - Miss Gladys Cunliffe Vidal, aged 7, and Miss Myfanwy Cunliffe Vidal, aged 5 - in picturesque costumes of white pin-spot tamboured muslin, with blue silk sashes; they wore white fancy chip hats, trimmed with ribbon and forget-me-not; and carried basket of the same flowers. The bridesmaids were Miss Gwynedd Cunliffe Vidal, Miss Hilda Cunliffe Vidal, Miss Violet Cunliffe Vidal and Miss Ruth Boswell Stone. These young ladies wore ivory crêpon, with primrose surah silk sashes, and black velvet hats with primrose feathers, also black lace mittens, and carried bouquets of roses and lilies of the valley. The Rector and Mrs. Vidal held a reception at the Rectory after the ceremony, and in the afternoon the bride and bridegroom left by train from Needham Market for Ascot, and a week later they will travel to the Riviera and Switzerland. The bride's travelling dress was of light reseda-shade vicuna cloth, richly trimmed jet and velvet, with three-quarter length coat to match, and black lace straw hat, trimmed with feathers to match dress. In addition to 150 presents from relations and friends, the bride received the following touching memorials of her life in her father's parish: - From the parishioners in general, a silver tea service (Queen Ann) and tray. The School Mistress and school children, an elegant work basket. The Creeting Quoit Club, walnut inkstand and calendar. Individual parishioners: Miss Turner, silver button-hook, Mrs Harvey, inkstand. Mrs. Green, china mustard, salt and pepper pot. Miss Ellen Nunn, glass sugar basin and cream jug. Miss Emma Berry, cream jug. Mrs. Lydia Berry, cucumber dish. Miss Lister, cheese dish. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, hand-painted tambourine. Bessy and Ada Hart, china sardine dish. Mrs. Clark, cake and butter dish, Miss Alice Groom, work case. Mr. and Mrs. Mills, crumb brush and tray. Mrs. Joseph Groom, Japanese tray. Mrs. Berry, pair of butter dishes. Miss Brett, Tennyson's "Maid Marian". The bride's dress and bridesmaid's dresses were supplied by Mr. W. Turner, of Stowmarket; the wedding cake was provided by Buszard, and the refreshments by Mr. W. Johnson, of Ipswich. 492

Children from this marriage were:

   188 M    i. Furse Fairfax Vidal Scrutton 17 was born on 27 Jun 1893. 17

Furse married Emmeline Bevan .

   189 F    ii. Barbara Vidal Scrutton 17 was born on 1 Jan 1895. 17

Barbara married Humphrey R Pelly on 8 Feb 1916 in Parish Church, Nutfield, Surrey.493

   190 F    iii. Pleasance Mary Scrutton 17 was born on 18 Oct 1907 in Woodcroft, The Common, Redhill, Surrey. 494

Pleasance married Francis Hugh Bevan , son of O C Bevan and Unknown , on 10 Mar 1923 in Parish Church, Nutfield, Surrey.495

+ 191 M    iv. Hoël Urquhart Scrutton .17

112. Iltyd Cunliffe Vidal 17,336 was born on 8 Jul 1874 in Eton, Buckinghamshire 132,337 and died on 19 Jul 1955 in Milton, New Zealand 338 at age 81.

Something about his life:

• Probate Granted: 19 Aug 1959, London. 496 Effects: £1931 17s 2d in England. Sealed London 19 August.

Iltyd married Agnes Mary Jopp .497

Children from this marriage were:

+ 192 M    i. Andrew Furse Vidal 1,336 was born in Dunedin, New Zealand 1 and died <1987> 1 .

   193 F    ii. Sheila Vidal

   194 F    iii. Gwynedd Vidal

Gwynedd married ——— Rutherford .

   195 F    iv. Lesley Vidal

   196 M    v. Noel Vidal

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115. Dr. Alan Cunliffe Vidal D.S.O. was born on 2 May 1880 in Eton, Buckinghamshire 132,181 and died on 25 Nov 1956 in Yorkshire 343 at age 76. The cause of his death was cancer.

Something about his life:

• Education: 1892.1898, Framlingham College, Framlingham, Suffolk. 498 Was a Prefect and an outstanding cricketer, footballer and athlete being in the Cricket XI. 1895, 1896, 1897 and Captain in 1898. Also he was in the Football XI. 1895-96, 1896-97, 1897-98 and Victor Ludorum and Captain of Athletics in 1898. His distinguished WW1 record is recorded in considerable detail in the College Register and he was honoured by being asked to distribute the prizes on the College's Speech Day in 1919.

• Education: 1898.1904, Edinburgh. 499 Studied medicine here but did not take a degree at Edinburgh University as his school record and obituary seems to imply, and in 1904 obtained, under the auspices of the Royal College of Surgeons, the so called 'triple' qualification of Licentiate of Royal College of Physicians and of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow.

• Military Service: Jul 1905-Jul 1925, Various places. 500 Commissioned Lt. 31 Jul 1905; Half pay (ill health) 12/01/1908 to 10/08/1908; Capt. 29 Aug 1909, Maj. 28 Feb 1918; Half pay (ill health) 31/10/1923 and retired 22/07/1925.

Served in South Africa 1909-13, with the BEF in France in 1914, was a POW 1914-1916 [taken prisoner at Mons], on release (see 1 below) returned to France and Belgium 1916-1918, then served in India 1920-21 and 1922-23.

Awarded D.S.O. 18 Apr 1916 (see 2 below), mentioned in Despatches 10 Jan 1919; Medals: 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Gold Life Saving Medal of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (for devoted services at Wittenberg POW Camp, Germany).

1) Press Report - Unknown newspaper, February 22, 1916

Amsterdam, Tuesday

The two British doctors who were reported yesterday to have arrived at Olvenzall from Germany are Major Priestley and Captain Vidal, of the Royal Army Medical Corps. They are enroute for England. - Reuter.

The Press Association adds: These are the two officers mentioned yesterday by Lord Robert Cecil in the House of Commons as having been detained by Germans for more than half a year, in violation of the Geneva Convention, presumably to prevent them reporting on the terrible state of affairs which long existed at Wittenberg camp, and the scandalous treatment of prisoners there.

2) Press Report - Daily Mail April 19, 1916



Honours from the King for the devoted doctors who tended the typhus patients at Wittenberg from February to June 1915, under terrible conditions revealed by Mr. Justice Younger's report, were announced last night as follows:

C.M.G. — Major Harold Edgar Priestley, R.A.M.C.

D.S.O. — Captain Alan Cunliffe Vidal, R.A.M.C., and Temporary Captain James La Fayette Lauder,

The official report was full of praise for the splendid way in which these doctors tackled the epidemic, when deserted by the Germans and unable to get proper medical requisites. "Major Priestley's work," says the report, "was beyond all praise." "Captain Vidal was . . . the idol of the camp." "Major Priestley says of Captain Lander that he cannot sufficiently express his admiration for his pluck and skill and for the unobtrusive way in which he did his duty. It was he who, at the beginning, bore the brunt of the outbreak."

• Employment: 1928.1956, Ampleforth, Yorkshire. 501,502 Joined Ampleforth College as the School Doctor and practiced there until he died.

• Obituary: 1957, Ampleforth Abbey, York. 501 OBITUARIES


Although seen here less frequently of late, Dr Vidal was for many years a figure in the Ampleforth scene familiar to everyone and his absence is felt by all who knew him. He was born in 1880, one of several sons of the Anglican Vicar of Creeting in Suffolk, and was educated at Framlingham and Edinburgh University, where he qualified in medicine in 1905. He immediately joined the R.A.M.C. and in the course of time this took him to India and South Africa.
He was in France shortly after the outbreak of the 1914 war and, with many others, was taken prisoner in the first month of the war. In fact he might have eluded capture but he felt it to be his duty to stay to look after wounded comrades. Eventually, in company with some thousands of allied prisoners, he was taken to Wittenberg, where, conditions of feeding and sanitation being extremely bad, cholera and typhus broke out. Of the six doctors among the prisoners three succumbed and no medical or nursing aid was forthcoming from the captors. Major Vidal and the others struggled as best they could to tend the sick and dying in the most appalling insanitary conditions which provided one of the most notorious scandals of the war.
Eventually he was repatriated in 1916 and was awarded the D.S.O. for his conspicuous devotion to duty. After working for some years elsewhere he came to practice at Ampleforth in 1927 and became the 'School Doctor' in the following year. Many will recall both his skill and his care in his professional capacity and his kindness which was experienced by many people in many ways. As a boy one sensed at once that he was giving a personal attention to the case. He always tended to err on the safe side in prescribing treatment, and his close attention to cases that defied ready diagnosis on several occasions saved his patients from serious or even fatal developments.
He showed his real interest in many activities of the School, mostly in the sphere of sport, and, in the earlier years, he was a keen follower of the Hunt. But he would take an interested look round the School Library on an occasion, revealing a perhaps unsuspected side to his character. Shooting, whether partridge and pheasant in Yorkshire or in Africa nobler quarry, was, with fishing, perhaps his keenest interest, and these he pursued almost to the end. His latter years were saddened by the death of John, his younger son, in a motor accident. in his last months his health was severely impaired and he died on 25th November 1956 after a short illness. We offer our sympathy to his relatives and our prayers for his soul.

• Probate Granted: 13 Feb 1957, York. 503 Effects: £8512 18s 2d

Pal married Kathleen Margaret O'Donoghue , daughter of John O'Donoghue and Margaret Loonan , on 24 Sep 1917 in Brompton Oratory, Kensington, London 1.,344 Kathleen was born on 7 Jul 1885 1 and died on 2 Mar 1958 in London 504 at age 72.

Something about her life:

• Probate Granted: 6 May 1958, York. 505 Effects: £6907 17s 7d

Children from this marriage were:
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   197 M    i. Revd. Patrick Alan Furse Cunliffe Vidal O.S.B was born on 3 Oct 1919 in Edmonton 506 and died on 18 Feb 2000 in St Mary's Priory, Bamber Bridge, Preston. at age 80.

Something about his life:

• Education: 22 Sep 1931-25 Jun 1938, Ampleforth College. Was in St Cuthbert's House and attended the Ampleforth Prep School prior to entering the College.

• Education: 1941.1944, Oxford. Read Modern History at St. Benet's Hall. 3rd Class Hons, 1944

   198 M    ii. John Furse Cunliffe Vidal 506 was born on 5 Jun 1922 in Edmonton 506 and died on 22 Mar 1947 in Newark Hospital, Newark 506 at age 24. The cause of his death was compound fracture of the skull sustained in a road traffic accident.507

General Notes: Died as a result of a Road Traffic Accident in Newark on 20/03/1947 on the way home from Trinity College, Oxford where he was an undergraduate (after serving as a pilot during WW2)

Something about his life:

• Education: Sep 1934-Apr 1941, Ampleforth College. 506 Attended the Ampleforth Prep School prior to entering the College.

116. Norman Cunliffe Vidal 17,336 was born on 24 Jun 1882 in Creeting Rectory, Needham Market, Suffolk 132,345 and died on 16 Jul 1957 in British Columbia, Canada 346 at age 75.

Something about his life:

• Probate Granted: 1 May 1959, London. 508 Effects: £2063 19s 6d in England.

Pippy married Beatrice Peel 1 c. 1907.

Children from this marriage were:

   199 F    i. Vivian Vidal

   200 M    ii. Donald Vidal

   201 M    iii. Owen Vidal

   202 M    iv. Gerald Vidal

119. Isabel Margaret Vidal 17 was born on 12 Jun 1873 in Totnes, Devon 132,352 and died on 17 Nov 1948 in Montmorency (S. et O.), France 353 at age 75.

Daisy married Dr. Charles Marc Emile Dubruel on 14 Apr 1896 in St Mary Magdalene's Mortlake, Surrey 354.,355 Another name for Emile was Dr Charles Marc Emile Dubruel de Broglio.

General Notes: Surgeon in French Navy

Children from this marriage were:

   203 M    i. Louis Dubruel de Broglio .

Louis married Geneviève Fourcade . Geneviève was born on 3 Jul 1900.

   204 F    ii. Christine Dubruel de Broglio was born in 1900.

Christine married Dr Henri Hennet .
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121. Col. Francis Peter Vidal C.B.E. 17 was born on 22 Feb 1879 in Devonport, Devon, 17 died on 14 Sep 1952 in The Salop Nursing Institution, Shrewsbury 366,367 at age 73, and was buried on 17 Sep 1952 in Chiswick, London. 368

Something about his life:

• Education: Sep 1890-Dec 1892, Stonehouse School, North Foreland, Broadstairs. 132

• Military Service: 1914.1918, Various places. 1,509 While working as a Bank Clerk, Frank joined the T.A. but regrettably his foot was damaged when he was run over by a gun carriage and as a result he had to join the Army Pay Corps for service in WW1. He was an acting Major in 1917.

After the war he continued in the Army Pay Corps in various posts at home, in India and Hong Kong. Was awarded the O.B.E. Finished his service as Command Paymaster at GHQ Salisbury, with the rank of full Colonel and, on final retirement, was awarded the C.B.E. (very rare for the Pay Corps).

In later years was treasurer of Tidworth Tattoo.
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Frank married Mary Hepburn , daughter of John Hepburn and Lucinda Hill , on 30 Apr 1906 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire 74.,369 Mary was born on 2 Nov 1880 in Easington, Co. Durham 1,510 and died on 24 Sep 1954 in Prospect Park Hospital, Reading 511 at age 73.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 205 M    i. John Edward Vidal 74 was born on 20 Dec 1912 in Wakefield. 74

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122. Madeline Vidal was born on 18 Dec 1880 in 2 Roker Terrace, Sunderland, Co. Durham, 370 was baptized on 16 Jan 1881, died on 16 Jul 1953 in 3 Grange Terrace, Sunderland, Co. Durham 371 at age 72, and was buried in Chester Road Cemetery, Sunderland. The cause of her death was cancer of the ovaries.

General Notes: Madge was confirmed when she was at school in Caversham, near Reading and had her first communion on Easter Day, 1897.

Medical Notes: Her husband, Richard, wrote of her on July 25th 1953:-

"Madeline died nine days ago. For several years she has suffered from high blood pressure and angina. In March, 1951, she underwent a major operation and had removed a large ovarian tumour, necessitating the taking away of a part of the intestines, the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Despite ureamic poisoning her amazing vitality pulled her through. Now she has died owing to a very large, malignant, abdominal tumour. Her indomitable spirit never yielded to her grave physical disabilities. I feel humility; her courage was beyond belief: it was nobility of character. The family, and all others, knew that she was a very brave woman. She was unusually strong for a woman, stood 5 ft 6½ inches in her stocking feet and was a distinguished person with a splendid physique."

Something about her life:

• Education: Claremont House, Sunderland.

• Education: Jan 1896-Mar 1899, Queen Anne's School, Caversham.

• Confirmation: 29 Mar 1897, Reading, Berkshire.

• Education: Apr 1899 -????, St Michael's School, Wantage. Trained for kindergarten work

• Sporting Activities: 1898.1920. Madge played hockey for the counties of Oxford and Durham for c. 21 years. She was also chosen to play for the North.

• Will: Jul 1953, Sunderland, Co. Durham. Madge appears not to have made a Will and presumably had no assets requiring an application to the Probate Court for their administration.
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Madge married Richard James Green , son of Eli Thomas Elkins Green and Alice Maud Rebecca James , on 26 Apr 1905 in Christ Church, Turnham Green, Middlesex 372.,373 Dick was born on 14 Jun 1880 in 17 Prince's Street, Northampton, 514 was baptized in Havenstreet, IOW, and died on 20 Feb 1978 in Tirril Lodge, Tirril, Nr Penrith at age 97.

Marriage Notes: CHISWICK

A Pretty Wedding at Turnham Green

A very pretty wedding was solemnised at Christ Church, Turnham Green, on Wednesday, when Miss Madeline Vidal, daughter of Captain Vidal R.N. of 1 Park Road, Sunderland, was wedded to Mr Richard James Green, of Sunderland. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend P J Donovan, vicar.

The bride looked charming in a beautiful dress of ivory chiffon glace silk, trimmed with old family Limerick lace, kindly lent by her aunt, Mrs Hildebrand Oakes. Her veil was of old Brussels lace, lent by Mrs Espeut, her aunt, and she carried a lovely bouquet of white roses, orange blossoms, gardenias, and stephanotis. The only jewels worn by the bride were a string of family pearls, pendant, and brooch, the gift of her mother. She was given away by her uncle, Mr Hildebrand Oakes, and the bridegroom was supported by Mr Jack Cameron. The only bridesmaid, Miss Dora Squance, was attired in a dainty dress of pale green Aeolienne silk, the bodice having a yoke and deep cuffs, soft green lace, with a deep waist band of moire ribbon to match the dress. Her skirt was trimmed with scalloped frills and ruches, and the hat was of pale green ruffled tulle, trimmed with white lilac and ribbon to match. She carried a bouquet of Allan Richardson roses, which with a handsome pearl and peridot brooch were the gifts of the bridegroom. Mrs Vidal wore a costume of dark blue Æolienne silk trimmed with guipure.

The presents, which were very handsome, numbered over 160 and included the following:- from the bride to the bridegroom, a portmanteau and leather hat box; from the bridegroom to the bride a complete hammered silver dressing table set.

After the ceremony a reception was held at Oakholm, Governor Road, Gunnersbury, which was largely attended by relatives and old friends. During the afternoon the happy pair left for Dover, en route for Paris and Switzerland. The bride's travelling dress was of electric blue cloth, trimmed with cream lace and hand painted green velvet, with hat of Tuscan straw, trimmed with pink roses and blue ribbons to match the dress. She also wore sable furs. 515

Something about his life:

• Education: 1889.1890, Worcester. 516 Was for a short time at a local prep-school

• Education: 1890.1893, Lovat's Prep-School, Scarborough. 516

• Education: 1893.1896, Argyle House School, Sunderland. 516 Passed Medical Preliminary Examination before leaving

• Education: 1896.1899, King's College , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. 516 Studied science here for three years while articled to his father. Passed Preliminary Science of the 1st Conjoint.

• Education: 1899.1900, Guy's Hospital, London. 516 Whilst a Guy's he played water polo for the hospital team which reached the semi-finals in the Inter-Hospital Cup matches. He was awarded a half blue in 1901.

• Employment: 1900.1901, Guy's Hospital, London. 516 Held the appointment of Student Demonstrator and Assistant Dental House Surgeon.

• Degree Conferred: 1901, Guy's Hospital, London. 516 Qualified as a Licentiate of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons and was the youngest of the entry from Guy's that year.

• Military Service: 1901.1902, South Africa. 516 Took an appointment as a Civil Dental Surgeon to the British South African Field Forces in the war against the Boers. Served in Cape Colony, Orange River Colony and Griqualand West. Mostly, though at No. 11 General Field Hospital, Kimberly

• Military Award: 1902. 516 Awarded South African Medal (Queen's) with four clasps for services in South Africa.

• Occupation: 1902.1955, Sunderland, Co. Durham. 516 Practiced as Dental Surgeon with his father until the latter's death in 1906 and then alone. Was Hon. Dental Surgeon, Durham County Eye Infirmary during part of that time.

• Service Commission: 2 Jul 1904. 516,517 Took a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd (Sunderland) Volunteer Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry. Gazetted 5 July 1904.

• Residence: 1906.1909, 9 Roker Park Road, Sunderland, Co. Durham. Both his sons were born here.

• Residence: 1909.1914, Cliff Park, Roker, Sunderland.

• Voluntary Service: 1914.1918, Sunderland, Co. Durham. 516 Attached as Hon. Dental Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, Ashburne and Hamerton VAD Hospitals , Sunderland during the Great War. There was no opportunity to service in the field forces in a dental capacity as there were no Dental Corps in any of the Services at that time.

• Residence: 1915.1930, The Firs, Carperby, North Yorkshire. Richard leased this country cottage for a number of years and his wife, Madge, and the two boys spent most of their time there while Richard practiced in Sunderland during the week, returning there only at weekends. Two water colours of this house were painted by Lyons Wilson in 1922 showing the family in the garden.

• Residence: Feb 1915-20 Dec 1916, Roker House, Cliff Park, Roker, Sunderland.

• Residence: 1916.1955, 3 Grange Terrace, Sunderland, Co. Durham. This house had been left to Richard's mother on his father's death in 1906. However, it was also the dental surgery where Richard practiced but it was not until she moved out in 1916 that Richard was able to live there.

• Publications: 1917. 516 Contribution to the "Lancet" on the subject of:- "Two cases of shot fractures of the jaw with loss of substance".

• Retirement: Jun 1955, Tirril Lodge, Tirril, Nr Penrith. 516 Retired from dental practice at the age of 75, giving up the lease on 3, Grange Terrace, Sunderland and selling Winshields farm. He and his son Dick's family then went to live at Tirril Lodge, near Penrith. He estimated his worth at that time at £50,000.

• Property: 29 Sep 1955, Winshields, Bardon Mill, Hexham. 516 Sold this farm, its implements and stock for c £22,000 (roughly £276,000 in 1995 money).

• Residence: 1955.1978, Tirril Lodge, Tirril, Nr Penrith. Richard lived here in retirement with his son, Dick, and daughter-in-law, Phyllis, until he died.

• Cremation: Carlisle Crematorium.

Children from this marriage were:
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   206 M    i. Richard Vidal Green 518 was born on 21 Feb 1906 in 9 Roker Park Road, Sunderland, Co. Durham 518 and died on 1 Jan 1988 in Smithy Cottage, Tirril, Penrith 519 at age 81. The cause of his death was Acute pericarditis - Bronchopneumonia.

Something about his life:

• Education: Sep 1919-Dec 1923, St. Peter's College, Radley, Oxfordshire. 520 Was in Stone's House

• Cremation: 8 Jan 1988, Carlisle Crematorium.
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Dick married Phyllis Hildegarde Wancke , daughter of Elof Ulrik Wancke and Jessie Clark , on 4 Jun 1932 in Christ Church, Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham.372 Phyllis was born on 14 Nov 1908 in 5 Woodside, Sunderland, Co. Durham, was baptized on 15 Nov 1908 in Christ Church, Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham, and died on 4 Jan 1994 in Penrith, Cumberland at age 85.

Marriage Notes: Phyllis' and Dick's wedding was reported in the Sunderland Echo on June 6, 1932 as follows:-



The wedding took place at Christ Church, Sunderland, on Saturday, of Miss Phyllis Hildegarde Wancke, twin daughter of Mr and Mrs E U Wancke of the The Laurels, Sunderland, and Mr Richard Vidal Green, son of Mr and Mrs R J Green of Grange Terrace, Sunderland and Winshields, Bardon Mill.

Given way by her father, the bride wore a dress of old Brussels lace over satin, with a veil lent by the mother of the bridegroom. Her flowers were pink roses.

She was attended by Miss Christine Wancke (twin sister), Miss Du Pre, of Heathfield, Sussex; Miss Barbara Hett, of Darlington; and Miss Emily Smith of Stockholm, who all wore apple-green lace dresses and green floral headdresses and carried bouquets of sweet peas.

Mr H V Green (brother of the bridegroom) was best man, and Mr Alan Wancke (brother of the bride), Mr Ralph Powell (cousin of the bride), and Dr Frank Hubbersty were ushers. After a reception at the home of the bride's parents, the bride and bridegroom left for a honeymoon in Paris. 515

Something about her life:

• Cremation: Carlisle Crematorium.

   207 M    ii. Hildebrand Vidal Green was born on 5 Oct 1908 in 9 Roker Park Road, Sunderland, Co. Durham and died on 8 Dec 1988 in Fell Cottage, East Haydon, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland at age 80.

Something about his life:

• Education: Sep 1922-Jul 1926, St. Peter's College, Radley, Oxfordshire. 521 Was in Stone's House and in the Cricket XI 1925-1926.

• Military Service: 1941.1946, Various places. Was granted an Emergency Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant from 1941-1946 and served in the Royal Army Services Corps (RASC).

Was granted the honorary rank of Captain in 1946 on relinquishing his Emergency Commission.

• Cremation: Dec 1888, Newcastle upon Tyne Crematorium.

Hildy married Evelyn Pamela Hine , daughter of Evelyn Vernon Hine and Esther Rawson Harris , on 22 Jan 1938 in Caxton Hall, London. The marriage ended in divorce. Evelyn was born on 28 Sep 1916 in Newnham Hall, Baldock.
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123. William Espeut Vidal 74 was born on 1 Sep 1881 in 2 Roker Terrace, Sunderland, Co. Durham, 74 was baptized on 1 Oct 1881 in St Stephen's Church, Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham, 74,107 and died on 5 Jan 1943 in Stobhill Hospital, 133 Balornock Road, Glasgow 374,375 at age 61.

Something about his life:

• Education: Sunderland. 522 William was educated at Sunderland High School and by private tuition according to his Army record.

• Occupation: Bef 1906, Sunderland, Co. Durham. 523 Worked at sometime for W. Doxford & Sons and is credited with installing their shipyard's first generating plant which was later used to provide electric lighting in that part of the Sunderland borough.

During this period , William was granted a patent (probably one of many) for "improvements relating to the design of brush holders for electro motors and other purposes."

• Military Service: 1915.1919, Various places. 509 William must have returned from Canada in about 1915 because in the November of that year he enlisted as a private soldier in the X. X. X. regiment. Later he applied for a commission in the Royal Engineers and joined their Signal Service.

William did not have a good start to his Army service as he suffered badly from Cystitis for about 10 months from October 1916 to July 1917 which according to the medical reports left him very debilitating. During this time he was either on leave or on light duties.

He was posted to France, finally, as a Lieutenant in November 1917. There he became O.C. Signals for the 123rd Infantry Brigade and it was in this role that he was caught in a gas shell attack near Ypres on 22 April 1918. He was repatriated to England on 17 May 1918 and six days later an Army Medical Board ruled that his injuries were "slight and not permanent" and he was pronounced fit for "home service" and posted to the Signal Service Training Centre at Bedford. Here he seems to have suffered from what was diagnosed as influenza and was unable to perform his duties for several months. Whether influenza was the correct diagnosis — there was a very serious pan epidemic of a particularly virulent influenza virus which killed many thousands of people world-wide at that time — or whether it was the delayed effects of the gas is not known.

William was promoted to acting Captain in March 1919 and finally demobbed on 1 June 1919.

• Occupation: 1922.1923, London. Worked for a time for a trolley bus manufacturing company

• Occupation: 1923.1943, Glasgow. 522 There is no record of what William did during this twenty-year period; the only member of the family with whom he seems to have kept in touch, was his mother and she left no correspondence which would shed any light on the matter. It is known from his Army Record file that he went to Bristol for a time after he left the family in London in 1923 but, apart from that and the fact that he was working as Sales Manager for an electrical fire manufacturer in Glasgow at the time of his death, nothing more is known.
Elizabeth  (348 KB)
c. 1912 
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William married Elizabeth Armstrong ,74 daughter of Abel Armstrong and Elizabeth Nixon , on 26 Apr 1906 in Sunderland, Co. Durham.376 The marriage ended in separation. Elizabeth was born on 11 Apr 1885 in Sunderland, Co. Durham 74 and died on 11 Jan 1975 in Lincolnshire 524 at age 89.

Marriage Notes: William got in to serious debt in about 1910/11 and abandoned Elizabeth with three small children under four years of age and went off to Canada. He was not seen again by the family until some time during WW1 (he had by then been commissioned in the Royal Engineers) when he paid them a visit one weekend when they were living in Cockermouth. Latter the family were reunited for a short time (July 1922-Jan 1923) when they all lived together in the Swiss Cottage district of London while he was working for a trolley bus company. He left suddenly in the January of 1923 and never lived with any of the family again.

William does not seem to have sought a divorce and Elizabeth did not seek one herself though she could have proceeded, had she wished, on the grounds of desertion.

The family appears to have lost touch completely with William after 1923 and were unaware of his death in 1943. 523

Something about her life:

• Education: Abt 1896.1902, Durham Co. 523 Elizabeth went to Bede Grammar School.

• Education: 1914.1916, Newcastle upon Tyne. 523 In order to provide for her family after her husband, William, had deserted it in 1911, Elizabeth decide to become a teacher. As soon as her youngest child was old enough to be left in someone else's care, she enrolled in a teacher's training course at the Northern Counties College of Domestic Science in Newcastle in order to obtain some qualifications. She was Senior Student there and passed out well with 1st Class Certificates in Cookery, Housekeeping and High Class Cookery and a 2nd Class Certificate in Needlework.

• Occupation: 1916.1949, Various places. 523 Elizabeth got her first appointment as a Domestic Science teacher at a school in Cockermouth, Cumbria where she stayed for about six years before she and her children went south to London in 1922 to be reunited with her husband. On his departure, once again, in 1923, she obtained an appointment at a school in Epsom where she stayed until she retired. Initially, she travelled daily from where the family lived in Swiss Cottage but in time she found a house in Epsom. By the time she retired in 1949, she was 64 years of age.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 208 M    i. Roland Espeut Vidal 17 was born on 14 Mar 1907 in Sunderland, Co. Durham 17,525 and died on 26 Mar 1974 in Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, Westmorland 526 at age 67.

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   209 F    ii. Helen Elizabeth Vidal was born on 25 Jan 1909 in Sunderland, Co. Durham 74,528 and died on 26 Sep 2002 in Colchester, Essex 529 at age 93.

Something about her life:

• Education: Abt 1916.1933, Various places. 523 Helen found herself going to several different schools depending on where the family was living at the time. At first she was at Fairfield School in Cockermouth followed by one in Workington, Cumbria; then in London and later at the Sutton High School GDST.

She then went to Bedford College, University of London where, in 1932, she obtained a B.Sc. degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics and Chemistry and, in 1933, the University of London Certificate in Pedagogy.

• Occupation: 1930.1947, Various places. 523 After graduation, Helen taught at three girls schools, the School of S. Mary & S. Anne in Staffordshire (1933-1937), the Mount School in York (1937-1944) and Watford Grammar School (1944-1947), before obtaining a headmistress's appointment in at the Kesteven and Sleaford High School in Lincolnshire.

• Occupation: 1947.1971, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. 523,530,531 Helen was appointed headmistress of Sleaford and Kesteven High School for Girls in the spring of 1947. The [Sleaford] Standard of April 26, 1947 reported her appointment thus:


New headmistress appointed

Miss Helen Elizabeth Vidal, B.Sc., mathematics mistress at Watford Grammar School, has been appointed headmistress of Sleaford and Kesteven High School for Girls in succession to Miss M. A. Baynes, who retires at the end of the summer term.

Miss Vidal took her degree at Bedford College, University of London, and trained for her teaching diploma at the University of London Institute of Education. She began teaching in 1933 and from 1937-1944 was mathematics mistress at the Mount School, York.

Since 1944 she has been on the staff of the Watford Grammar School. She will take up her new duties when the High School reopens after the summer holidays.


At the end of the summer term in 1971 Helen retired after 24 years of devoted and exemplary service to the School. The affection which her past pupils held for her was amply demonstrated by the gold watch and a cheque the Old Girl's Association presented to her, shortly before she left. Ten days later, the School Staff gave her some crystal and the girls presented her with a splendid patchwork bed cover which they had secretly made; four hundred and thirty of them had each sown their individual patch. No mean feat in itself but the crowning achievement was to keep it secret and, therefore, out of sight of Helen's notoriously eagle eye!

+ 210 F    iii. Ursula Mary Vidal

William had a relationship with Lillian Violet Merredew . Lillian was born on 27 Feb 1894 and died on 22 May 1978 in Bristol 533,534 at age 84.

General Notes: Lilian described her relationship with William as "an acquaintance" when she reported his death to the Registrar. She was, however, the executrix of his Will and, we must presume, the sole beneficiary. Following his death she must have adopted the name "Vidal" for in the registration of her death and in the grant of probate to her executors she is referred to as "Lilian Violet Vidal" 533,535

Charles  (337 KB)
Sept 1937 
Taken in Elan Valley, North Wales by his second wife, Eileen
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125. Charles Henry Vidal was born on 26 Sep 1886 in 37 The Avenue, Sunderland, Co. Durham, was baptized on 3 Nov 1986 in Christ Church, Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham, and died on 29 Jul 1948 in 50 Sloane Street, London, SW1 377 at age 61.

General Notes: At some time had an engineering company at Croydon and later worked for Lucas in Acton.

Something about his life:

• Education: Sep 1900, Emanuel School, London, SW11. 536 The School Register for the time Charles was at Emanuel has been lost and the only record of his time there is to be found in the School Magazine which reveals the following:-

Sports Day - Saturday, July 27, 1901 - 1st in a Consolation Division Race.

Easter - March 19, 1902 was unable to be confirmed at School Confirmation because he ( and one other boy) had 'flu. Instead they were confirmed by the Bishop of Southwark in St John's Church, Waterloo Bridge Road, on Friday, March 21.

Sports Day - Saturday, July 26, 1902 - 3rd in 220 yards race.
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Charles married Annie Enid Ticehurst , daughter of George Ticehurst and Unknown , on 30 Jul 1915 in Croydon, Surrey.378 Enid was born in 1886 in Eastbourne 537 and died on 19 Feb 1934 in Ealing, London 538,539 at age 48.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 211 F    i. Enid Joan Vidal 74 was born on 19 Sep 1917 in Wansworth 74 and died on 30 Jun 2003 in Musgrove Hospital, Taunton at age 85.

+ 212 F    ii. Margaret Vidal

Charles next married Eileen Mavis Beeson ,379 daughter of Beeson and Ilieve . Minska was born on 21 Oct 1914 in Lambeth, London 540 and died on 5 Jun 1989 in London 541 at age 74.
John  (332 KB)
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127. John Furse Bancroft Vidal M.C. was born on 30 May 1892 in 1 Park Road, Sunderland, Co. Durham, was baptized on 13 Jul 1892 in Christ Church, Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham, and died on 23 Nov 1980 381 at age 88.

Something about his life:

• Education: Apr 1902-Dec 1906, Temple Grove School, Eastbourne. 132 Left as Captain of school.

• Education: Jan 1907-Jul 1907, Sedbergh School. 132,542 The School Register has no record of John's time there other than that he arrived in 1907 and left at the end of the summer term to go to Tonbridge School.

The Register of 1928 records also that he went to Finsbury Technical College for Engineering, was a Capt. in the R.E. & R.A.F. in WWI and was awarded an MC in 1917. Also in 1928 he was living in Dingwall Road, East Croydon.

• Education: Sep 1907-Jul 1908, Tonbridge School. 543 Was in School House

• Employment: 1908.1945, Various places. 543,544 Trained as a Electrical and Mechanical Engineer and after WW1 worked for Prutsch's Lighting Co. (later the Patent Lighting Co.) and then J. Stone & Co., railway manufacturing specialist for carriage bearings and electric lighting, which was John's interest. Later, he was a Director of Meade, McLean & Co.

• Military Service: 1914.1918, Various places. 545 Captain R.E. WWI. When with the 9th Div. was involved in in the first wireless transmissions between Brigade and HQ at Loos and then became one of the first six wireless signals officers and had a direction finding station near Calais-Amiens for Zepplins attacking over the Channel. Was in contact with Marconi at that time.

Awarded MC in 1917.
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John married Audrey Florence McKay ,74 daughter of James McKay and Ada Jenny Enguell , on 1 May 1920 in Esher Parish Church, Esher, Surrey 382.,383 Audrey was born on 18 Feb 1901 in 19 Appach Road, Brixton Hill, London 546 and died on 26 Nov 1975 in Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells 547,548 at age 74. The cause of her death was bronchopneumonia and a gangrenous leg.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 213 M    i. John Eric Vidal

131. Edward Wellington Stone 17 was born on 16 Oct 1867. 17

Edward married Laura Neville Bovill , daughter of J E Bovill and Unknown , on 21 Dec 1907 in St. Batholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London.389

The child from this marriage was:

   214 M    i. ——— Stone was born on 13 Mar 1909 in Common-lane House, Eton, Bucks.. 552

133. Ruth Boswell Stone 17 was born on 6 Mar 1871. 17

Ruth married Revd. Ralph White .

The child from this marriage was:

   215 F    i. Mary White

140. Peter Wellington Furse Vidal 17 was born on 24 Jan 1880 in Sutton, Woodbridge, Suffolk 17,409 and died in Nov 1943 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 411 at age 63.

Something about his life:

• Education: Jan 1894-Dec 1898, Haileybury College, Hertfordshire. 411 Scholar in Trevelyan House, Prefect, 2nd Cricket XI '96 & '97

Peter married Katherine Francis Bligh ,553 daughter of William George Bligh and Ellen Francis Stewart , in 1910 in Toronto, Canada.400 Katie died <1920> in Canada 400 .

Children from this marriage were:

   216 F    i. Barbara Lois Vidal 1 was born on 20 Feb 1915 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1,400 and died in 1969 1 at age 54.

   217 F    ii. Ruth Frances Vidal

   218 F    iii. Mary Theresa Vidal

Terri married William John Gallacher .1 William was born on 4 Feb 1910 1 and died on 4 Aug 1993 1 at age 83.

Peter next married Dorothy Clements .411
John  (388 KB)
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146. Charles John Vidal 17 was born on 3 Apr 1895, 17 was baptized on 1 May 1895 in St. Mary's Church, Bayford, Hertfordshire, 418 died on 26 Nov 1971 in Battle Hospital, Reading, Berkshire 1,426 at age 76, and was buried on 8 Dec 1971 in Hermitage Church, Newbury, Berkshire. 1

John married Olive Marguerite Wheater ,554 daughter of Thomas Snowball Wheater and Julia Walter , on 16 Apr 1923 in St. Peter's Church, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire 400.,427 Olive was born on 10 Nov 1895 in Henley, 555 died on 23 Apr 1978 in Newbury, Berkshire 1,556 at age 82, and was buried in Hermitage Church, Newbury, Berkshire.

Marriage Notes: John's wife was known to the family as MIcky.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 219 F    i. Jean Stella Vidal

+ 220 F    ii. Wendy Patrica Vidal 1 was born on 28 Jul 1926 in Nantwich 1,558 and died on 22 Nov 1991 559 at age 65.

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147. Norah Frances Vidal 17 was born on 22 Apr 1872 in Rutnagire, Bombay Presidency, India, 435 was baptized on 26 Jun 1872 in Rutnagire Church, Bombay Presidency, India, 435 and died on 16 May 1939 in Little Wood, Park Road, Camberley, Surrey 362 at age 67.

Something about her life:

• Cremation: 19 May 1939, Working Crematorium. 561

• Probate Granted: 16 Jun 1939. 562 Effects: £5884 8s 3d
Robert  (365 KB)
c. 1919 
In uniform as a Brigadier General and wearing Durban ribbon.
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Norah married Brigadier General Robert Mitchell Betham C.I.E. ,563 son of R G Betham and Unknown , on 10 Sep 1895 in St Paul's Church, Poona, India.436 Robert was born on 2 May 1864 in Dapoli, Bombay Presidency, India, 564,565 died on 14 Mar 1939 in Funchal, Madeira 362,566,567,568 at age 74, and was buried in British Legion Plot, Anglican Cathedral, Funchal. 564

General Notes: Robert's military career is summarised in his entry in WHO WAS WHO, 1929-1940 (Vol. 3):-

BETHAM, Brigadier-General Robert Mitchell, C.I.E.1919; retired Indian Army; b. 2nd May 1864; y. s. of the R. G. Betham, later Indian Navy; m. 1895, Nora Francis, e. d. of G. W. Vidal, I.C.S.; one d. Educ.: private school; R.M.C., Sandhurst. Gazetted to 1st Batt. Worcestershire Regt., 1883; joined Indian Army, 1885; commanded the 101st Grenadiers; A.Q.M.G. (Mhow), 5th Division; commanded the Ferozepore and Garhwal Brigades, also Lahore Division; served as Assistant Secretary, Bombay Plague Committee, 1897; Recruiting Officer for Marathas, 1899-1904; S.S.O. Ahmed Nagar, 1893-95; served in Zhob Valley Expedition, 1884-85; European War (C.I.E.); retired, 1921. Publications: Military Handbook for Marathas and Dakhani Musalmans. Recreations: shooting, lawn tennis, ornithology. Address: c/o National Provincial Bank, Ltd., 208-9 Piccadilly, W.1. Club: East India United Service. (Died 14 March 1939.) 565

Something about his life:

• Probate Granted: 29 Apr 1939, London. 569 Effects: £8240 6s 8d. Resworn £8116 6s 6d

The child from this marriage was:

+ 221 F    i. Aileen Nora Vidal Betham 1,564 was born on 14 Aug 1896 in Baroda, India 1,564 and died on 27 Oct 1990 in Penshurst, Kent, England 1,564 at age 94.

149. Hugh Francis Vidal was born on 29 Oct 1878 in Dapoli, Bombay Presidency, India, 446 was baptized on 16 Jan 1879 in St. John's Church, Dapoli, Bombay Presidency, India, 446 and died on 6 Mar 1941 in Canada 411 at age 62.

Something about his life:

• Education: Sep 1892-Jul 1896, Haileybury College, Hertfordshire. 411 In Melvill House

Hugh married Lillian Jane Allan .1

Children from this marriage were:

+ 222 M    i. Charles William Vidal 1 was born on 20 Oct 1905 in Canada 1,432 and died in 1980 1 at age 75.

+ 223 M    ii. Kenneth George Vidal 1 was born on 19 Apr 1904 in Canada 1,432 and died in 1984 1 at age 80.

+ 224 M    iii. Ronald Hugh Vidal 1 was born in Feb 1915 in Canada 1,432 and died in 1988 432 at age 73.

+ 225 M    iv. Jack Weedon Vidal

Dick  (366 KB)
c. 1912 
Photographed at the Romney Studio, Tunbridge Wells
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151. Montague Richard Reynolds Vidal O.B.E. 17 was born on 12 Mar 1890 in India 17 and died on 25 Jul 1962 461 at age 72.

Something about his life:

• Education: Sep 1904-Jul 1909, St Peter's College, Radley, Berks. 570 Dick entered his cousin's , Revd. F. J. Stone's, Social [House] in September 1904; was a Prefect and a good cricketer, being in the 1st XI 1907-09, and was in the Football XI in 1908. He left at end of the summer term in 1909.

• Education: Sep 1909-Jun 1912, Oriel College, Oxford. 570 Obtained a BA in 1912

• Occupation: 1912.1937, Kenya. 570,571 Dick joined the Colonial Civil Service and served in Kenya Colony, reaching the rank of Senior District Commissioner in 1935. He and the family returned to England on his retirement in 1937 after 25 years service and after some househunting ended up in Sevenoaks in 1938. He then joined the Ministry of Food.

• Occupation: 1939.1949, Various Places. 570,571 Dick's initially serviced with the Ministry of Food was in London but later he joined the Tunbridge Wells office and became minister for South East of England, managing its food production during WWII; work which earned him an O.B.E. in 1945. He retired again in 1949 and the family moved briefly to North Devon, Dick hoping amongst other things, to be able to enjoy there his keen interest in fishing. By 1952, however, his mother's health was beginning to fail and she was admitted to the first of a series of nursing homes which were to look after her for the next seven years, as a result Dick and his family returned to Kent and took up residence in his mother's house at Claphatch.

• Occupation: London, England. 449,571 Was for many years a Director of the family business F. P. Baker & Co
Dorothy  (403 KB)
Photographed a Andrew

Dick married Doris Felicite Gaisford , daughter of Lt. Col. Gilbert Gaisford BSc and Laura Felicity Lewis Hutchinson , in 1925 in Kenya. Doris was born on 19 Dec 1893 and died on 3 Jul 1977 in Tunbridge Wells 572 at age 83.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 226 M    i. Andrew Richard Gaisford Vidal

152. George William Havelock Vidal 150 was born on 30 Mar 1885 in 390 Castlereagh, Sydney, N.S.W., 464,465 was baptized on 19 Apr 1885 in Christ Church, St Lawrence, 150 died on 3 Jun 1929 in Moree, N.S.W., Australia 232,466 at age 44, and was buried on 5 Jun 1929 in C. of E. Cemetery, Moree, N.S.W.. 150 The cause of his death was myocarditis.573

Something about his life:

• Occupation: 150 Woolclasser

George married Dorothy Kathleen Pretoria Brookman 150 on 2 Jan 1919 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.467 Dorothy was born on 25 Jun 1899 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, 150 died on 27 Aug 1977 in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia 150 at age 78, and was buried on 30 Aug 1977 in Lawn Cemetery, Bundaberg, Queensland. 150

Children from this marriage were:

   227 M    i. Henry Havelock Vidal 574 was born on 28 Oct 1919 in Koorinka, Woolongong, N.S.W. Australia 574 and died in 1923 in Victoria 150 at age 4.

+ 228 F    ii. Kathleen Madeline Havelock Vidal 150 was born on 25 Dec 1920 in Liverpool, Sydney, N.S.W. 150 and died on 29 Jun 1992 in Gosford Hospital, N.S.W., Australia 150 at age 71.

   229 F    iii. Elizabeth Hope Vidal 150 was born in 1922 in Australia 576 and died on 20 Dec 1974 in de 577 at age 52. The cause of her death was advanced liver infection. (Adopted) (Relationship to Father:Adopted, Relationship to Mother:Adopted)

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153. Noel Roy Carter Vidal 150 was born on 1 Jan 1887 in 11 Arundel Tce, Forest Lodge, Sydney, Australia, 150,232 was baptized on 20 Feb 1887 in Christchurch, St. Laurence, Sydney, 150 and died on 16 Dec 1970 in Newport, Sydney, N.S.W. 150 at age 83.

Something about his life:

• Cremation: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia. 150 Cremated, Northern Suburb Crematorium
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Noel married Ruth Ilma Adrian 150 on 11 Dec 1911 in St Andrews C. of E., Mayfield.150 Ruth was born on 8 Mar 1889 in Singleton 150,468 and died on 31 Mar 1974 in Lane Cove, Sydney 150 at age 85.

Something about her life:

• Alt. Death: 30 Mar 1974, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia. 150,468

• Cremation: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia. 150 Cremated, Northern Suburb Crematorium

Children from this marriage were:

+ 230 M    i. Noel Adrian Havelock Vidal 150,309,336 was born on 23 Dec 1912 in Gunnedah?, N.S.W. 150 and died on 11 Jul 1981 in Gosford, N.S.W. 150 at age 68. (Father:Natural, Mother:Natural)

+ 231 M    ii. Kenneth Alan Vidal

+ 232 F    iii. Joan Ruth Vidal

+ 233 F    iv. Audrey Mary Vidal

+ 234 M    v. Brian Roy Vidal 309 was born on 28 Dec 1919 in Stockton, was baptized in St. Pauls, Stockton, and died on 6 Mar 1981 in Lismore at age 61.

   235 M    vi. Ross Vidal 309 was born on 14 Sep 1921 in Stockton, was baptized in St. Pauls, Stockton, and died in 1944 at Sea, Off Phillipines at age 23. Another name for Ross was Ross Vidal.468 (Father:Natural, Mother:Natural)

   236 M    vii. Gregory Ross Vidal 336 was born on 14 Sep 1924 and died on 12 Sep 1945 at sea (W.W.2) at age 20.

155. Mildred Alice Havelock Vidal 1,309,468 was born on 9 Oct 1891 in 3 Catherine St., Forest Lodge, N.S.W., Australia, 1,232 was baptized on 1 Nov 1891 in Christ Church, St. Laurence, Sydney, and died in 1973 1,468 at age 82.

General Notes: THE SYDNEY MAIL OCTOBER 31 1891- Births
VIDAL October 9 at 3 Catherine Street, Forest Lodge the wife of H.H.
Vidal of a daughter.

Something about her life:

• Alt. Birth: 1891, Gibbes St, Rockdale, N.S.W., Australia. 468

Mildred married Ernest J H Bishop 1,468 in 1914 in New South Wales, Australia.468 Ernest was born in 1877 468 and died in 1960 468 at age 83.

Something about his life:

• Occupation: 1 Farmer

Children from this marriage were:

   237 M    i. Peter Bishop

Peter married Hilary ——— .

+ 238 M    ii. John Hunter Bishop 309,468 was born in 1915 468 and died in 1993 468 at age 78. (Father:Natural, Mother:Natural)

   239 F    iii. Ann Bishop

+ 240 M    iv. Peter Orlebar Bishop

+ 241 F    v. Ann Davenport Bishop

   242 F    vi. Judith Egerton Bishop

+ 243 M    vii. Anthony Vidal Bishop

156. Gabrielle Joyce Havelock Vidal 1,309,336,468 was born on 8 Oct 1893 in Ballina, N.S.W. 1,232 and died on 17 Jan 1980 in Castle Hill, Sydney 1 at age 86.

Gabrielle married Percy Neville Barnett .1

Children from this marriage were:

   244 M    i. Philip Anthony Barnett

Philip married Joan .

+ 245 F    ii. Barbara Barnett

158. Hillary Mary Havelock Vidal 1,309,468 was born in 1898 in ? Ballina, N.S.W., Australia 1,232 and died on 31 Dec 1972 in Yattalunga, Gosford at age 74.

Hillary married Alan Gilbert Wilshire 232 in 1924 in Moss Vale 232.,468 Alan was born on 6 Oct 1898 in Sydney, N.S.W., Australia and died on 3 Oct 1981 in Carlingford, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia at age 82. Another name for Alan was Alan G. H. Wilshire.468

Children from this marriage were:

+ 246 F    i. Jane Havelock Wilshire

   247 M    ii. Frederick Wilshire

Frederick married Margaret Stubbs .

+ 248 F    iii. Alison Gilbert Wilshire

   249 M    iv. Robert Vidal Wilshire Dean 309 was born on 17 Feb 1937 in Merewether, Newcastle and died on 1 Aug 1999 in Wilmington North Carolina U.S.A. at age 62. The cause of his death was pancreatic cancer. Another name for Robert was Robert Vidal Wilshire.468 (Father:Natural, Mother:Natural)

Geoff aged 93  (322 KB)
30 Mar 1996 
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159. Geoffrey Henry Havelock Vidal was born on 12 Jun 1902 in Queen Street, Woolhara, Sydney, N.S.W. 150,232 and died on 1 Feb 2000 469 at age 97. The cause of his death was Cerebral Vascular Accident.

General Notes: Funeral Service address written and spoken by Leonie Lammeree - Friday, 4 February 2000

Geoffrey Henry Havelock Vidal 1902 - 2000

Geoffrey Henry Havelock Vidal, was born 12th. June 1902 in Ballina N.S.W. to Henry and Ada Vidal. The second youngest of nine children. His father was an accountant with the Department of Harbours and Rivers, which saw the family moving every few years. In his early life he lived in Newcastle, Hunters Hill, and Woolongong. He grew up in a close and loving family. A family with Christian traditions; his Grandfather George Vidal was elected Canon within the Church of England and his father worked closely with the church all his life. In his youth Geoffrey was a Choir Boy and in the last years of his life he and Jean enjoyed joining hymns of praise on the ABC (as Jean would say "both croaking along") Being an adventurous young man he became a Jackaroo, before commencing his working life with the Public Service in 1925 and retiring in 1961 In 1926 he married Edna, and his only son John was born. Always a patriot, and being to young to join the First World War he was a "Day Boy" going to the showground and living at home. He joined the Army in 1941 until 1946 with the rank of Lieutenant and served as a Command Paymaster in Australia, Middle East and Papua New Guinea. He often liked to tell the story of Infantry training, where they had to do a twenty-mile route march with full pack over the Sinai Desert. In 1959 he married Jean, together they enjoyed forty-one years of happy marriage. He also knew the sorrow of losing family, his first wife Edna, his brothers and sisters, and in his last years his son John and grandson Geoffrey. He was a very definite and organized person, lucky enough to enjoy good health, had a wonderful outlook on life and was always interested in the younger members of the extended family. He often remarked how lucky he was to have lived such a full life and carried his Birth Certificate with him, as most people couldn't believe his age. His family and friends will sadly miss him. 309

Something about his life:

• Occupation: 1 Accountant

• Cremation: 4 Feb 2000, Palmdale Crematorium, Palmdale Road, Ourimbah, N.S.W. 578

Geoffrey married Edna Beryl Edwards 1.,232

The child from this marriage was:

+ 250 M    i. John Havelock Vidal 336 was born on 9 Oct 1926 in Australia and died on 5 Sep 1995 at age 68.

Geoffrey next married Jean Rumbelow .

160. Ettrick John Havelock Vidal 150 was born on 10 Jun 1906 in Ballina, N.S.W., Australia 150 and died on 22 Oct 1971 in Wallsend, Dist. Hosp. 150 at age 65.

Something about his life:

• Occupation: 150 Metal Materials Inspector.

• Cremation: 24 Oct 1971, Beresfield, N.S.W. 150

Ettrick married Kathleen Marguerite Doherty 150 in 1936 in Hamilton, Newcastle.150 Kathleen was born on 25 Oct 1907 in Newcastle, 150 was baptized on 3 Nov 1907 in Newcastle, 150 died on 10 Apr 1953 in Wallsend, Dist. Hosp. 150 at age 45, and was buried on 12 Apr 1953 in Sandgate, Cemetery. 150

Something about her life:

• Alt. Birth: 1908, Newcastle. 150

Children from this marriage were:

+ 251 M    i. Anthony Vidal

   252 F    ii. Katherine Vidal

Katherine married Peter Crichton .150

Ettrick next married Irene White .

165. Edward Henry Vidal 9 was born on 22 Jan 1883 in 6 Milbourne Grove, South Kensington, London 9 and died on 22 Jul 1951 in Hampshire 417,480 at age 68.

Something about his life:

• Probate Granted: 24 Nov 1951, London. 579 Effects: £106748 10s 5d

Edward married Barbara Maud Fellowes ,328,580 daughter of Commander Charles J Fellowes R.N. and Unknown , on 8 Feb 1923 in St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London 481.,482 Barbara was born <1893> and died on 1 Sep 1959 in Hampshire 346,480 at age 66.

Something about her life:

• Probate Granted: 30 Nov 1959, London. 581 Effects: £33419 6s 3d

The child from this marriage was:

+ 253 F    i. Adele Barbara Vidal

172. Francis Kerr-Jarrett was born in 1885. 101 Another name for Francis was Francis Kerr.476

General Notes: Took the name Jarrett on being left a share, with his brother Bertie, of the estate of an old friend on condition that the Jarrett name continued (according to Agnes Mersey (née Vidal) in letter to MRRV in 1957). Adopted a different formula from the one used by his brother for achieving this.

Francis married Isabel Adela Clerk .118

Children from this marriage were:

   254 F    i. Marian Emily Kerr-Jarrett 101 was born in 1912 101 and died in 1969 101 at age 57.

   255 F    ii. Isabel Joyce Kerr-Jarrett

   256 M    iii. Peter Francis Kerr-Jarrett

   257 M    iv. Ian Kerr-Jarrett

Ian married ——— ——— .

   258 F    v. Doreen Kerr-Jarrett

   259 F    vi. Christine Amber Kerr-Jarrett

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