Ursula Joan Gregory

Ursula Joan Gregory

b: 29 JUL 1896
d: 17 JUL 1959
Alan Ray-Jones wrote:

I remember Cousin Ursula at Bassetts near Little Baddow, Essex as someone who looked very old fashioned though she was only 51 in 1947 when I was 17. She had her hair in a bun and wore steel rimmed spectacles on the tip of her nose. Bassetts seemed a grand house, of brick with numerous tall brick chimneys. As a student architect I had to do a measured drawings project and I chose to measure the house - not an easy subject, but interesting. As I remember it Cousin Ursula was the only person living there, with perhaps a housekeeper. Everything was in its proper place, clean and well done. On the pear tree each pear hung in its own individual bag to keep it from the wasps, and delicious china tea with lemon was served in exquisitely thin porcelain cups. Miss Hathaway has something of Cousin Ursula, though unlike the former the latter was always very kind and friendly, though formal. It seemed that she was too well off to need any kind of paid occupation.

She sold Bassetts in about 1952.

It was in the road outside Bassetts that I first found a hornets nest.

Phil says that there was a big collection of Jack Gregory books at Bassets.
Biography
Alan Ray-Jones wrote:

I remember Cousin Ursula at Bassetts near Little Baddow, Essex as someone who looked very old fashioned though she was only 51 in 1947 when I was 17. She had her hair in a bun and wore steel rimmed spectacles on the tip of her nose. Bassetts seemed a grand house, of brick with numerous tall brick chimneys. As a student architect I had to do a measured drawings project and I chose to measure the house - not an easy subject, but interesting. As I remember it Cousin Ursula was the only person living there, with perhaps a housekeeper. Everything was in its proper place, clean and well done. On the pear tree each pear hung in its own individual bag to keep it from the wasps, and delicious china tea with lemon was served in exquisitely thin porcelain cups. Miss Hathaway has something of Cousin Ursula, though unlike the former the latter was always very kind and friendly, though formal. It seemed that she was too well off to need any kind of paid occupation.

She sold Bassetts in about 1952.

It was in the road outside Bassetts that I first found a hornets nest.

Phil says that there was a big collection of Jack Gregory books at Bassets.
Facts
  • 29 JUL 1896 - Birth -
  • 17 JUL 1959 - Death -
  • 1914 - Fact -
Ancestors
   
 
   
  
  
 
Ursula Joan Gregory
29 JUL 1896 - 17 JUL 1959
  
 
  
Ayrton Chaplin , Rev
19 OCT 1842 - 1930
 
 
Adriana (Audrey) Chaplin
26 APR 1872 - 15 DEC 1945
  
  
  
Edith Elizabeth Pyne
28 SEP 1845 - 1928
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Walter (Jack) Gregory , F.R.S., D.Sc. Lond
Birth27 JAN 1864Bow, London, UK
Death1932 Drowned in rapids of Urubamba River, near Megantomi Falls, Northern Peru. Memorial in Woodham Walter Church, Essex
MarriageJUN 1895to Adriana (Audrey) Chaplin
FatherJohn James Gregory
MotherJane Lewis
PARENT (F) Adriana (Audrey) Chaplin
Birth26 APR 1872
Death15 DEC 1945 Woodham Walter, Essex (at Bassetts, part of which is in Woodham Walter and part in Little Baddow)
MarriageJUN 1895to John Walter (Jack) Gregory , F.R.S., D.Sc. Lond
FatherAyrton Chaplin , Rev
MotherEdith Elizabeth Pyne
CHILDREN
FUrsula Joan Gregory
Birth29 JUL 1896
Death17 JUL 1959
MChristopher John (Kit) Gregory
Birth11 JUL 1900
Death1977Little Baddow, Essex
Marriage30 APR 1932to Marion Eastty Black at Woodham Walter Church
Evidence
[S12758] Ann Gregory (Mendell)'s copy of 'A short account of the Families of Chaplin and Skinner........' with annotations by Ayrton Chaplin & others
[S3841] The James, Pyne, Dixon Family Book, compiled by Alicia C Percival, publ London 1977
[S9164] Effie Ray-Jones by word of mouth or in writing