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Family of Charles Webster Rede Gell-Woolley and Edith Blanche Attfield

Husband: Charles Webster Rede Gell-Woolley (1864-1943)
Wife: Edith Blanche Attfield (1869-1955)
Children: Gwendolen Attfield Gell-Woolley (1895-1979)
Charles Attfield Gell-Woolley (1899-1931)
Michael Attfield Gell-Woolley (1902-1972)
Marriage 7 Apr 1894 St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex

Husband: Charles Webster Rede Gell-Woolley

Name: Charles Webster Rede Gell-Woolley
Sex: Male
Father: Charles Alfred Woolley (1831-1910)
Mother: Louisa Gell (1822-1897)
Birth 24 Aug 1864 Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Census 1891 (age 26-27) Solicitor, living with parents
Census 1901 (age 36-37) Solicitor, 3 Dyke Road, Brighton, Sussex (in father's household)
Residence 16 Jan 1925 (age 60) 3 Pavilion Parade, Brighton (on George Cooke Attfield's death cert.)
Occupation 1939 (age 74-75) Solicitor, Antye Farme, Chailey, Sussex
Residence 1943 (age 78-79) 3 Pavilion Parade, Brighton (on will)
Occupation Solicitor, of Messrs FitzHugh, Woolley, Baines & Co, Brighton
Death fact 1943 (age 78-79) 1943 Jun Qtr, Lewes, 2b/215 (aged 78)
Death 6 Apr 1943 (age 78) Antye Farm, Burgess Hill, Sussex
Will 17 Jun 1943 (age 78) Probate Lewes (£14987)

Wife: Edith Blanche Attfield

Name: Edith Blanche Attfield
Sex: Female
Father: George Cooke Attfield (1826-1925)
Mother: Alice Maude Roe (1845-1925)
Birth 1 Aug 1869 Fremantle, Western Australia
Birth fact 1869 (age 0) Birth Reg., W.Australia, Fremantle, 11684/1869
Census 1901 (age 31-32) 3 Dyke Road, Brighton
Residence 1939 (age 69-70) Antye Farme, Chailey, Sussex
Death fact 1955 (age 85-86) 1955 Mar Qtr, Cuckfield, 5h/257 (aged 86)
Death fact 14 Mar 1955 (age 85) Cause of death: acute heart failure, chronic myocardial degeneration, old age
Residence 1955 (age 85-86) Jenner Cottage, Wivelsfield Green, Sussex
Death 14 Mar 1955 (age 85) Brooklands Nursing Home, Haywards Heath, Sussex
Will 26 Apr 1955 (age 85) Probate Lewes to Gwendolen Attfield Gell-Woolley (£7556)

Child 1: Gwendolen Attfield Gell-Woolley

Name: Gwendolen Attfield Gell-Woolley
Sex: Female
Birth 27 Feb 1895 Brighton, Sussex
Birth fact 1895 (age 0) 1895 Mar Qtr, Brighton, 2b/251
Census 1901 (age 5-6) Living with parents
Census 1911 (age 15-16) Scholar, Tolmers, Newgate St, Hatfield, Herts
Occupation 1939 (age 43-44) No occupation, living with parents
Fact1 1955 (age 59-60) Executor to mother's will
Death fact 1979 (age 83-84) 1979 Jun Qtr, Cuckfield, 18/1936
Occupation 1979 (age 83-84) Physiotherapist (retired)
Death 19 May 1979 (age 84) Flat 5, Nettlesworth, Wickham Hill, Hurstpierpoint, W.Sussex
Probate 23 Jul 1979 Probate Brighton (£12505)

Child 2: Charles Attfield Gell-Woolley

Name: Charles Attfield Gell-Woolley
Sex: Male
Birth 16 Mar 1899 Brighton, Sussex
Birth fact 1899 (age 0) 1899 Jun Qtr, Brighton, 2b/240
Census 1901 (age 1-2) Living with parents
Census 1911 (age 11-12) Pupil, Windlesham House School for Boys, Windlesham Road, Brighton
Death fact 13 Jan 1931 (age 31) Died after an operation for appendicitis
Death 13 Jan 1931 (age 31) Fort Portal, Uganda

Child 3: Michael Attfield Gell-Woolley

Name: Michael Attfield Gell-Woolley
Sex: Male
Birth 29 Sep 1902 Brighton, Sussex
Birth fact 1902 (age 0) 1902 Dec Qtr, Brighton, 2b/228
Occupation 1939 (age 36-37) Exhibition dancer & teacher of dance, 26A Pond Place, Chelsea, London
Residence 1940 (age 37-38) 26a Pond Place, London S.W.3 (London Phone Directory)
Residence 1955 (age 52-53) 15 Herbert Crescent, London SW1 (informant at death of mother Edith Gell-Woolley)
Death fact 1972 (age 69-70) 1972 Sep Qtr, Fulham, 5b/672
Death fact 10 Sep 1972 (age 69) Informant: Gladys Lydia Dorothy Strange, "causing the body to be cremated"
Occupation 10 Sep 1972 (age 69) Private means, 6 Matheson Road, Fulham, Hammersmith
Death 10 Sep 1972 (age 69) 6 Matheson Road, Fulham
Probate 4 Oct 1972 Probate Brighton (£12326)

Note on Husband: Charles Webster Rede Gell-Woolley (1)

A well-known Brighton solicitor, Charles Webster Rede Gell-Woolley was for over half a century a member of the firm of Messrs FitzHugh, Woolley, Baines & Co, solicitors. He formerly served in the 1st Sussex Volunteer Artillery, being a lieutenant in June 1883, then lieutenant colonel and honorary colonel commanding in 1906. On the formation of the Territorial Army he transferred to the 1st Home Counties Royal Field Artillery as officer commanding. He retired in 1911 but gave further service during the 1914-18 War.

Colonel Gell-Woolley was son of the late Mr Charles Alfred Woolley, and was born at Geelong, Victoria, Australia. In 1894 he married Miss Edith Blanche Attfield, daughter of the late Mr G.C. Attfield, of Hove.

The funeral took place quietly on Friday April 9th, 1943.

Source: an article in an unnamed Brighton newspaper, from Edith's Birthday Book.

Note on Husband: Charles Webster Rede Gell-Woolley (2)

GELL-WOOLLEY Charles Webster Rede of 3 Pavilion Parade Brighton died 6 April 1943 at Antye Farm Wivelsfield Sussex. Probate Lewes 17 June to Alfred Saunders Gunn solicitor and John Ferrier solicitors managing clerk. Effects £14987 14s. 4d.

Note on Wife: Edith Blanche Attfield

GELL-WOOLLEY Edith Blanche of Jenner Cottage Wivelsfield Green near Haywards Heath Sussex widow died 14 March 1955 at Brooklands Nursing Home Haywards Heath. Probate Lewes 26 April to John Ferrier solicitors managing clerk and Gwendoline Attfield Gell-Woolley spinster. Effects £7556 6s. 8d.