Marjorie Alverstone Calthrop1

(a 1900 - )
FatherFrederick Cecil Calthrop1 b. 24 Aug 1858, d. 14 Mar 1930
MotherAmy Sumner1 b. 18 Jan 1858, d. 14 Dec 1950
Relationship3rd cousin of Ernest Harry Edmonds

Life Events

     Marjorie Alverstone Calthrop was born about September 1900 in Formby, Lancashire, England, daughter of Frederick Cecil Calthrop and Amy Sumner.1

About September 1923, Marjorie, married David Lumsden, in Formby, Lancashire, England.2

Citations

  1. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
  2. [S204] England & Wales National Probate Calendar, online http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/category.aspx?cat=140

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Everard Earle Calthrop1

(1891 - 1948)
FatherEverard Richard Calthrop1 b. 3 Mar 1857, d. 30 Mar 1927
MotherIsabel Mary Earle1 b. a Jun 1868
Relationship3rd cousin of Ernest Harry Edmonds

Spouse:Gladys Edith Mabel Treeby (29 March 1897 - 7 March 1980)
     Child:

Life Events

     Everard Earle Calthrop was born on 13 September 1891 in Nassik Road, Bombay, India, son of Everard Richard Calthrop and Isabel Mary Earle.1,2

On 3 August 1915, Everard, aged 23, married Gladys Edith Mabel Treeby, aged 18, in Chelsea, London, England.1,3

He died on Sunday, 28 November 1948, aged 57 years, 2 months and 15 days, in Chelsea, London, England.1,3

There was an obituary printed in "The Times" on 3 December 1948:-
Colonel E. E. Calthrop, who died on November 28, will be long remembered by his friends for his outstanding courage, tranquillity of mind and character after being laid low with a form of paralysis some 15 years ago, when on the threshold of a brilliant military career in which he seemed destined for the highest honours. From Bradfield, where he gained his football and cricket colours in his first year, he proceeded to Woolwich, where he passed out top as Senior Cadet, with the Sword of Honour, and was Captain of cricket, football and hockey. Gazetted to the Royal Engineers, he served in France and Belgium during the 1914-18 war, was six times wounded, and awarded the Military Cross (ed. he was also awarded the Croix de Guerre avec Palmes     in 1918). After graduating at the Staff College he served at the War Office for some years, and then, after a period in India, was recalled to Camberley as an instructor, and, shortly after, was stricken down with disseminate sclerosis.

But those in high places who held his powers in such esteem found his work of vital importance, in spite of his infirmity and, with incredible courage, he carried on until three weeks ago. To be wheeled about in a chair for 15 years must have been mental agony to one of his active record, but never once was this shown by word or sign of complaint; with no rancour, but, on the contrary, the keenest enthusiasm, he followed the careers of his Staff College contemporaries, several of whom commanded armies and corps in the recent war.
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Military Cross
Croix de Guerre with Palms
Probate was granted on his estate on 24 February 1949 in London, England, to Barbara Vera Calthrop, widow and Charles Aikin Lawford, solicitor. His effects were valed at £5,841 6s 0d (approx. 2013 value = AU$810,000.00.)4

Citations

  1. [S136] Ancestry.com.au, online http://search.ancestry.com.au
  2. [S238] Fibis, online www.new.fibis.org.
  3. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
  4. [S204] England & Wales National Probate Calendar, online http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/category.aspx?cat=140

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Gladys Edith Mabel Treeby1

(1897 - 1980)

Spouse:Everard Earle Calthrop (13 September 1891 - 28 November 1948)
     Child:

Gladys Edith Mabel Treeby 1933

Life Events

     Gladys Edith Mabel Treeby was born on 29 March 1897 in Ashton, Devon, England.1

On 3 August 1915, Gladys, aged 18, married Everard Earle Calthrop, aged 23, son of Everard Richard Calthrop and Isabel Mary Earle, in Chelsea, London, England.1,2

Gladys was an artist and designer. She was Noël Coward's favourite designer who first worked with him on The Vortex in 1924. Calthrop not only designed costumes, but scenery as well, and worked on every Coward production until 1952, when Coward invited Cecil Beaton to design the sets and costumes for Quadrille.

On 4 August 1933 Gladys got her Flying Certificate at the Airwork School of Flying, Heston; her test was done in an Avro Club Cadet Genet Major aeroplane.

She died on Friday, 7 March 1980, aged 82 years, 11 months and 7 days, in London, Greater London, England.1

An obituary for Gladys appeared in "The Times" on Tuesday, on 11 March 1980
OBITUARY - MRS GLADYS CALTHROP - ARTIST AND STAGE DESIGNER

Mrs Gladys E. Calthrop, the artist and stage designer, who died on March 7, has been one of the closest friends and collaborators of Sir Noel Coward, with who she worked on over a score of productions. A witty, imaginative companion, known to the Coward circle as "Blackie" and with a love of barbaric jewellery, she had a rich, historical sense shown (for example) in such designs as those for Cavalcade; the first and third acts of Bitter Sweet; and Conversation Piece. Though she did much else, from pantomine to Ibsen, Autumn Crocus to Margaret Webster's recital of The Brontes (1964), she will be remembered, always for the style and theatrical flourish of everything she did for Coward and for what (in Basil Dean's words) were the shrewd common sense, cultured mind, and good taste that must have deeply influenced his early years.

A Devonian, born in Ashton - her maiden name was Treeby - she met Coward in 1921 when staying with her parents at Alassio. They became friends after an unfortunate beginning when she seemed, from the front row, to be laughing unappreciatively during his performance at a holiday concert. Later, when she began to design for the stage, Gladys Calthrop - her husband was Major Everard Calthrop - did the decor for the production of The Vortex at the Everyman, Hampstead (1924) that established Coward so firmly. She painted the sets out on the pavement beside the theatre - there was no room anywhere else - and battled with the Everyman manager who she felt claimed too much credit for himself, on the day of production removing from the second set a fireplace he had contributed to it. No matter; the whole venture was to be a historic success.

Thenceforward, Gladys Calthrop was a leading name among West End designers. Coward was inevitably her main dramatist, Dean and C. B. Cochran were among her managers. Her name appeared on such programmes as Lonsdale's Spring Cleaning (1925), Coward's Hay Fever (1925), The Queen was in the Parlour (1926) and also - though her pictorial decor was not to blame - the unfortunate Sirocco (1927), an early play which had grown from a fiesta Gladys Calthrop and Coward had seen in Italy. Before this, she had been to New York for the American production of The Vortex (and had to join a paper hangers' union), and stayed for a while as art director of Eva Le Gallienne's new found Civic Repertory Theatre.

She designed most of Coward's work during the next quarter of a century. The period included the first and third acts of Bitter Sweet (1929), which she and Coward had first discussed in a car beneath a horse chestnut tree on Wimbledon Common; Private Lives (1930); Cavalcade (1931) for which she looked after the entire scenic part of the Drury Lane production (22 sets) and sketched, planned, and chose about 3,700 costumes; Conversation Piece (1934); Blithe Spirit (1941); Present Laughter (1942); and much else thereafter. She worked too on the Coward film (1942) "In Which We Serve", with its destroyer HMS Torrin, at Denham Studios.

During the war she served in the Mechanical Transport Corps. Her only son, Hugo, was killed during the fighting in Burma.

Citations

  1. [S136] Ancestry.com.au, online http://search.ancestry.com.au
  2. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/

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Everard Hugo Dion Calthrop1

(a 1916 - 1942)
FatherEverard Earle Calthrop1 b. 13 Sep 1891, d. 28 Nov 1948
MotherGladys Edith Mabel Treeby1 b. 29 Mar 1897, d. 7 Mar 1980
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Ernest Harry Edmonds

Life Events

     Everard Hugo Dion Calthrop was born about December 1916 in Chelsea, London, England, son of Everard Earle Calthrop and Gladys Edith Mabel Treeby.1,2

He died on Monday, 30 March 1942, in Burma. He was a Captain in the Royal Engineers, service number 69059.1

A memorial to Everard can be found at Rangoon Memorial, Taukkyan War Cemetery, Rangoon, Myanmar (formerly Burma).3
Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar (formerly Burma)
Everard Hugo Dion Calthrop
photo courtesy CWGC


Probate was granted on his estate on 26 July 1942 in London, England, to Gladys Edith Mabel Calthrop, single woman. Effects were valued at £130 9s 4d (approx. 2013 value = AU$27,000.00.)4

Citations

  1. [S136] Ancestry.com.au, online http://search.ancestry.com.au
  2. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
  3. [S234] CWGC, online http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx
  4. [S204] England & Wales National Probate Calendar, online http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/category.aspx?cat=140

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Keith De Suffield Calthrop1

(1894 - 1959)
FatherEverard Richard Calthrop1 b. 3 Mar 1857, d. 30 Mar 1927
MotherIsabel Mary Earle1 b. a Jun 1868
Relationship3rd cousin of Ernest Harry Edmonds

Life Events

     Keith De Suffield Calthrop was born on 3 February 1894 in Freshfield, Formby, Lancashire, England, son of Everard Richard Calthrop and Isabel Mary Earle.1

About December 1917, Keith, married Philippa Joan Batchelor, in Chelsea, London, England.1

He died on Tuesday, 1 September 1959, aged 65 years, 6 months and 29 days, in Milford Chest Hospital, Busbridge, Surrey, England.2

Probate was granted on his estate on 6 October 1959 in London, England, to Philippa Joan Calthrop, widow. The value of his effects was £7,732 14s 9d (approx. 2013 value = AU$600,000.00.)2

Citations

  1. [S136] Ancestry.com.au, online http://search.ancestry.com.au
  2. [S204] England & Wales National Probate Calendar, online http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/category.aspx?cat=140

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Philippa Joan Batchelor1

(1899 - a 1970)

Life Events

     Philippa Joan Batchelor was born on 13 May 1899 in Kingston, Surrey, England.2

About December 1917, Philippa, married Keith De Suffield Calthrop, son of Everard Richard Calthrop and Isabel Mary Earle, in Chelsea, London, England.1 Philippa was found on a passenger list sailing on the Cunard ship "California", on 22 October 1929, travelling 1st class from Liverpool to Bombay, India.

She died about September 1970, in Midhurst, Sussex, England.3

Citations

  1. [S136] Ancestry.com.au, online http://search.ancestry.com.au
  2. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
  3. [S220] England & Wales, Death Index, online ancestry.com.au.

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Isobel Iris Calthrop1

(1895 - )
FatherEverard Richard Calthrop1 b. 3 Mar 1857, d. 30 Mar 1927
MotherIsabel Mary Earle1 b. a Jun 1868
Relationship3rd cousin of Ernest Harry Edmonds

Spouse:John Royden Rooper (about June 1890 - )
     Children:

Life Events

     Isobel Iris Calthrop was born on 8 April 1895 in Formby, Lancashire, England, daughter of Everard Richard Calthrop and Isabel Mary Earle.1

About December 1915, Isobel, married John Royden Rooper, in Chelsea, London, England.1

Citations

  1. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/

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John Royden Rooper1

(a 1890 - )

Spouse:Isobel Iris Calthrop (8 April 1895 - )
     Children:

Life Events

     John Royden Rooper was born about June 1890 in Chester, Cheshire, England.1

About December 1915, John, married Isobel Iris Calthrop, daughter of Everard Richard Calthrop and Isabel Mary Earle, in Chelsea, London, England.1

Citations

  1. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/

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John Anthony Rooper1

(1916 - 1941)
FatherJohn Royden Rooper1 b. a Jun 1890
MotherIsobel Iris Calthrop1 b. 8 Apr 1895
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Ernest Harry Edmonds

Life Events

     John Anthony Rooper was born on 14 September 1916 in Wandsworth, London, England, son of John Royden Rooper and Isobel Iris Calthrop.1

John began military service about 1940 when he signed up with the Royal Navy.

He died on Wednesday, 11 June 1941, aged 24 years, 8 months and 28 days. He was killed in a motor accident while on leave from the Royal Navy.
He was a Lieutenant, serving on the HMS Ark Royal. His memorial is in the Fleet Air Arm Memorial at Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. His home was in Shamley Green, Surrey, England.2,3

A memorial to John can be found at Bay 1, Panel 7 on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial, in Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire, England.2
Rooper, John Anthony

Citations

  1. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
  2. [S234] CWGC, online http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx
  3. [S237] "[SHORT ARTICLE FROM QUOTED PAPER]."

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