Descendants of John Adey of Painswick

Ninth Generation

147. Edward Anthony Adey (Edward Henry , John Daniel , Edward , Daniel , Daniel , John , John , John ) was born on 27 Jun 1915 in St. Briavels, Gloucestershire. He died on 4 Feb 1993 in Alvah, 76 The Marina, Deal, Kent.

Edward, who was known as Tony, was born at the family home which at the time was Fernbank Cottage, Hewelsfield Road, St Briavels, Gloucestershire. He attended Monmouth School where he was once caned for swearing on the cricket pitch.

He trained as a solicitor in Sandwich, Kent, completed his training in 1938 and went to work in London. During his holidays he used to watch cricket in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Enlisted in 1939 he travelled to South Africa then India where he served in the Pay Corps.

After the war he worked for a firm of solicitors in Barking, Essex before setting up his own practice at 18 The Pavement, High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex.

He lived in Blytheswood Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex and Park Way, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex before retiring to Deal, Kent.

Edward married (1) Kathleen Joan Kinipple on 23 Apr 1949 in St Margarets Church, Ilford, Essex. Kathleen was born on 18 Aug 1925 in 340 High Road, Ilford, Essex. She was christened on 27 Sep 1925 in St. Mary's Church, Ilford. She died in 1980 in London Hospital, Mile End Road.

Kathleen was known as Joan, she was educated at Ilford County High School.

Before her marriage to Edward she lived with her mother Lillian at 5 Vernon Road, Seven Kings, Ilford.

She was a teacher, usually a supply teacher teaching in infant schools.

Edward and Kathleen had the following children:

+ 166 M i Living

Edward married (2) Living.

148. Frank Cornelius Adey (Frank George , John Daniel , Edward , Daniel , Daniel , John , John , John ) was born on 18 Dec 1904 in Beaur/val Road, East Dulwich. He died on 10 Dec 2005 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He was buried on 19 Dec 2005 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Frank was a Quaker and then a Methodist, he was active in various peace movements, including the white poppy compaign and he supported a chapel on a "problem estate".

At the age of 18 he started the Cripples Parlour in Ealing and the activities of the Ealing branch of the Shaftesbury Society's Cripple Mission were also resuscitated and organised by him.

In the 1930s Frank lived in Cheshire at 18 Longsight Lane, Cheadle Hulme and 74 Torkington Road, Hazel Grove, he worked for Manchester public libraries including the Central Reference Library, Manchester. He devoted a great deal of time to Wesley Street Sunday School where he was made superintendent and he was the organising secretary of the Joint Disarmament Week in Manchester when speakers included the Lord Mayor of Manchester and the Bishop of Manchester.

At the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Doreen Benjamin Frank was living at Longsight Lane, Cheadle Hulme. The marriage certificate states that it was an irregular marriage which means that it was a simple civil ceremony by declaration. The witnesses were John Birnie and Kate Birnie.

During the 2nd World War Frank served in in RAF mainly on HMS Bulolo as a meteorologist. He travelled to India where he met his cousin Edward Anthony Adey in a hospital. Whilst in the RAF he may have been used as a "guinea pig" for research at Porton Down, he understood that the research was to find a cure for the common cold. In 2008 the Ministry of Defence admitted that some guinea pigs had been used for chemical and biological research during the 1950s and 1960s and an official apology was issued.

In approx 1950 he moved to 121 Torrisholme Road, Lancaster and he was deputy librarian at Lancaster. Whilst living in Lancaster he supported the Methodist Church and Youth Centre at Torrisholme, then Clarendon Park Methodists in Leicester where Don English and other students attended. He later became one of the Presidents of the Methodist Conference.

Later the family moved to 37 New Way Road, Leicester and Frank worked at Leicester Polytechnic Library where he was chief librarian, further moves took them to 47 Kirby Lane, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire and Finchcroft Lane, Prestbury near Cheltenham.

Following his retirement Frank was involved with Toc H and carried out a great deal of Adey family history research which forms the basis of this work, He was a member of the Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham.

The British Library has a copy of A Cotswold Methodist Heritage : 250 years in and around Winchcombe written by Frank C Adey and published in 1979 by Winchcombe Methodist Church.

Frank spent the final years of his life living at Faithfull House, Suffolk Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Frank married Elizabeth Doreen Benjamin on 11 Aug 1923 in Croyard, Captains Road, Edinburgh. Elizabeth was born on 24 Sep 1904 in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. She died on 9 Apr 1984.

Elizabeth was usually known as Doreen.

The address on her marriage certificate is given as 68 Marchmont Crescent, Edinburgh, this is thought to have been an address of convenience.

Frank and Elizabeth had the following children:

  167 F i Living

149. Ralph Adey (Frank George , John Daniel , Edward , Daniel , Daniel , John , John , John ) was born in 1906. He died in 1972.

Ralph attended University and studied geography. He lived in Bushey and was a teacher and housemaster at the Royal Masonic school.

Ralph married Living.

They had the following children:

  168 F i Living
+ 169 F ii Jaqueline Adey

150. Doris Mable Adey Horton (Beatrice Maud Adey , John Daniel , Edward , Daniel , Daniel , John , John , John ) was born on 22 Nov 1900 in Chichester, West Sussex. She died on 13 Sep 1947.

Doris married Howard Quinton on 14 Sep 1927 in Chichester. Howard was born in 1902. He died in 1958.

They had the following children:

  170 M i Living
  171 F ii Living
  172 F iii Living

151. Victor John Adey Horton (Beatrice Maud Adey , John Daniel , Edward , Daniel , Daniel , John , John , John ) was born on 1 Sep 1912 in Chichester, Sussex. He died on 18 Oct 1988 in Troo, France.

Victor was born in 1912 and read English at New College Oxford. Family talk says that he was sent down after a scandal concerning the mother of one of his student friends and that he then became a serial toy boy to several wealthy society ladies.

Victors engagement to Beatrice Curtis Brown was announced in The Times in 12th January 1938. The advertisement read "Mr V J A Horton and Miss Curtis Brown - The engagement is announced between Mr Victor John Adey Horton of 9, Chelsea Embankment, son of Mr and Mrs W J Horton of Bognor Regis and Beatrice, only daughter of Mr and Mrs A Curtis Brown of 27, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea." The Times dated Monday 4th July 1938 carried the following announcement: Horton : Curtis Brown - On July 2, 1938 at Lisle, New York, USA by the Rev Walter Lord, DD, the Rev Robert Howland assisting, V J Adey Horton of London to Beatrice only daughter of Mr and Mrs Curtis Brown of 27 Cheyne Walk, London. Beatrice was a wealthy American publishers daughter, a poet and writer. Beatrice had at least 11 books published and was featured on a program on Radio 3. The Times published an article featuring her wedding dress. The marriage was annulled, on the claim that it had not been consumated.

In 1946 Victor married a well to do French woman, Elizabeth Tine (born 1923) and they had a daughter Victoria (born 1947).

He is believed to have stood as the Labour Party candidate for Chelsea in the 1945 election.

Victors prewar job was in market research, during the war he was in the commandos and fought with the Balkan resistance working his way but to Lt Colonel by demob time.

Family talk says that after the war he tried many business ventures and ran through a great deal of family money. He tried to introduce photo booths. He is credited with having been on the staff of the Supreme Headquarters of the French Government followed by a period in industry in France then in England. In 1973 The Child Jesus was published, a copy is in the British Library and it is still available for sale on the Internet. He then moved to a troglodyte house in the cliffs overlooking the Loire. Family members recall that Victor always smoked Galloise, was capable of drinking a bottle of whisky a day and was a wine buff.

Victors other interests included mediaeval artefacts and their iconography.

He died of throat cancer in approx 1987.

Bristol University has an Adey Horton Collection consisting of reproductions of medieval painting, stained glass, sculpture, architectural and other features of iconographical significance, arranged by subject. In 2007 the collection consisted on 123 colour-coded foolscap ringbinders of iconography divided according to denomination, type of art and subject. The collection began when the Estate of Victor John Adey Horton gave his collection to the University of Bristol Information Services. The collection regularly receives pictures of interest as well as relevant reference volumes in order to maintain its comprehensive status.

Victor married (1) Living.

Victor married (2) Living.

They had the following children:

  173 F i Living
        Living married Living.

162. Edward Stanley Adey (William Stanley , William Thomas , Edward , Daniel , Daniel , John , John , John ) was born on 5 May 1915 in Egerton Gardens, Ealing. He died on 28 Nov 1995 in QEQM Hospital, Margate.

Edwards birth was announced in The Times on Friday 7th May 1915. The advertisemenr reads "Adey - On 5th May at Egerton Gardens, Ealing to Mr & Mrs W Stanley Adey - a son".

Edward was a flight leutenant in the airforce during the war and he was posted to South Africa. After the war he became an office manager/electrical.

Edward married Anne Mitchell Pate on 18 Apr 1942. Anne was born on 4 Mar in London. She died on 21 Jan 2007 in Margate Hospital, Kent.

They had the following children:

  174 F i Living
        Living married Living.
+ 175 M ii Living
  176 F iii Living
        Living married (1) Living.
        Living married (2) Living.

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