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Geoffrey Philip Herbert de Freville

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Geoffrey Philip Herbert de Freville (1883–1965) of Alvis

1883 Born at Chatham

1901 Living at Edge Road Painswick: Frederic (age 44 born Chatham), Clergyman (C of E). With his wife Hilda (age 43 born Kingsbridge) and their children Geoffrey (age 18 born Chatham), a Poultry Farmer (own account); Cecily (age 16 born Chatham); and Audrey (age 14 born Baulking, Bucks). Three servants. [1]

1904 Fine for speeding in Stroud [2]

1917 Married May, the daughter of a Reading brick merchant

1922-23 Lived in America

1927 Wife brings legal case saying her husband, his family and the doctor had committed her to a lunatic asylum as insane following the birth of her child. [3]


1964 Died at Chelsea

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. Gloucester Citizen - Friday 18 March 1904
  3. The Times, Tuesday, May 24, 1927 and many other issues