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Anne (Acland-Troyte) Wignall (1912 - 1982)

Anne Wignall formerly Acland-Troyte aka Grosvenor, Hervey
Born in Kensington, Middlesex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1 Jul 1933 (to 1941) in Kensington, London, Englandmap
Wife of — married 1941 (to 1947) [location unknown]
Wife of — married 13 Nov 1947 in Basingstoke, Hampshire, Englandmap
Wife of — married 25 Sep 1961 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Tiverton, Devon, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Feb 2017
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Anne Acland Troyte was born on 12 Jun 1912 at Kensington, London. She was the daughter of Herbert Walter Acland Troyte and Marjorie Florence Pym.[1]

On 13 November 1947, she married Frederick Wignall.[2]

Prior to the marriage to Frederick Wignall, she had 2 marriages that ended in divorce - firstly to Francis Egerton Grosvenor 6th Lord Ebury and secondly to Henry Peregrine Rennie Hoare. She had a further marriage in 1961 after the death of Frederick Wignall, but died on 23 Jun 1982 under the name of Wignall.[3]

During her lifetime Anne Wignall wrote 11 books under two different names: [4]

As Alice Acland:

  • Caroline Norton (Constable, 1948), a biography of the English social reformer and author.
  • Templeford Park (Constable, 1954), a tale of country life in contemporary 1950s Britain.
  • A Stormy Spring (Constable, 1955), a novel set in Sussex, Bruges and Paris, about the life of a fictional young lady, Emily Satersham.
  • A Second Choice (Constable, 1956), a novel about a young girl in love with a philandering middle-aged married man.
  • A Person of Discretion (Collins, 1958), story of three sisters from Brussels becoming entangled in the black market and the resistance during the closing stages of the Second World War.
  • The Corsican Ladies (Peter Davies Ltd, 1974), historical novel based on the extensive autobiographical writings of Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantès.
  • The Secret Wife (Peter Davies Ltd, 1975, a historical novel based on the life of Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon.
  • The Ruling Passion (Peter Davies Ltd, 1976), historical novel based on the life of Diane de Poitiers, a mistress of Henry IV of France.

As Anne Marreco:

  • The Charmer and the Charmed (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1963), a comedy of manners, in which the wife of a publisher falls in love with one of her husband's authors.
  • The Boat Boy (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1964), a novel in which the anti-hero brings chaos to rural Ireland.
  • The Rebel Countess – The Life and Times of Constance Markievicz (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1967), a biography of the Irish revolutionary and politician.


  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), Anne Troyte, 1912; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Kensington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. England and Wales Civil Marriage Index. Ann Ebury (or Hoare) Oct-Nov-Dec 1947 Chelsea London Frederick E B Wignall 5c 673 Accessed at England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010.
  3. England and Wales National Probate Calendar. Anne Wignall of 9 Brechin Pl London and Huntsham House, Tiverton Devon. Accessed at England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
  4. Europa Publications. International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004.'’ Psychology Press. 2003. pp 578. isbn=9781857431797. [1]

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