Bryda (Katherine Bridget) Westby

Bryda (Katherine Bridget) Westby

b: 18 AUG 1887
d:
Philip Ray-Jones:

He remembered the 137 bus which went to Oxford Circus. Edmund and Bryda campaigned for it to go to Sloane Square , and in the end they got their way. He lived in 2 Simon Street in part of Bryda's flat (one of the top two floors) for a year with Tony and Terry Hall - this was after his divorce. Edmund had died and she had spare space. She invented things, eg a powder compact on top of a walking stick, but it never took off. She wrote poetry which wasn't very good. She was strongly socialist but her socialism never seemed to match her style of living - shopping at Harrods, and her children went to Eton. Her income (perhaps Edmund's money) came from cotton plantations in Egypt, and the Suez crisis hit them hard. She was very bossy, particularly with Ashley, living in 21 (?) Hugh Street, next door to a brothel. Her tea parties were very swanky but there wasn't much room around the table. Also she tried to dominate Gery, which didn't go down well.
Biography
Philip Ray-Jones:

He remembered the 137 bus which went to Oxford Circus. Edmund and Bryda campaigned for it to go to Sloane Square , and in the end they got their way. He lived in 2 Simon Street in part of Bryda's flat (one of the top two floors) for a year with Tony and Terry Hall - this was after his divorce. Edmund had died and she had spare space. She invented things, eg a powder compact on top of a walking stick, but it never took off. She wrote poetry which wasn't very good. She was strongly socialist but her socialism never seemed to match her style of living - shopping at Harrods, and her children went to Eton. Her income (perhaps Edmund's money) came from cotton plantations in Egypt, and the Suez crisis hit them hard. She was very bossy, particularly with Ashley, living in 21 (?) Hugh Street, next door to a brothel. Her tea parties were very swanky but there wasn't much room around the table. Also she tried to dominate Gery, which didn't go down well.
Facts
  • 18 AUG 1887 - Birth -
Ancestors
   
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Allan Maclean Skinner , Q.C.
14 JUL 1809 - 23 MAY 1885
 
 
Katherine Louisa Skinner
17 OCT 1843 - 1920
  
  
  
Caroline Emily Harding
22 OCT 1812 - 12 JAN 1901
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Ashley George Westby
BirthABT 1835
Death
Marriage16 NOV 1876to Katherine Louisa Skinner
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Katherine Louisa Skinner
Birth17 OCT 1843
Death1920
Marriage16 NOV 1876to Ashley George Westby
FatherAllan Maclean Skinner , Q.C.
MotherCaroline Emily Harding
CHILDREN
FMary Florance Westby
Birth2 NOV 1877
Death
MAshley Thomas Westby , R.N.R.
Birth21 JUL 1879
Death14 JAN 1900Bombay, India
MWilfred George Westby
Birth5 MAY 1881
Death
MEdwin John Westby
Birth21 JAN 1883
Death
FBryda (Katherine Bridget) Westby
Birth18 AUG 1887
Death
Marriageto Edmund Bramall , Major
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Edmund Bramall , Major
Birth
Death
Marriageto Bryda (Katherine Bridget) Westby
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Bryda (Katherine Bridget) Westby
Birth18 AUG 1887
Death
Marriageto Edmund Bramall , Major
FatherAshley George Westby
MotherKatherine Louisa Skinner
CHILDREN
MErnest Ashley Bramall , Sir
Birth6 JAN 1916Hove, Sussex
Death10 FEB 1999London, England
Marriage1939to Margaret Taylor at (Marriage dissolved 1950)
Marriage1950to Germaine Margaret Bloch
MEdwin Noel Westby Bramall
Birth18 DEC 1923
Death12 NOV 2019
Marriageto Avril Vernon
Evidence
[S1463] Dwin Bramall
Descendancy Chart