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Mary Esther (Blomfield) Hall (abt. 1888 - 1950)

Mary Esther Hall formerly Blomfield aka Basil-Hall
Born about in Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half]
Wife of — married 19 Feb 1920 in Genève, Switzerlandmap
[children unknown]
Died in London, England, United Kingdommap
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Biography

Mary Esther Blomfield was born on 14 Jan 1888 in London, England.[1] Her parents were Sir Arthur William Blomfield and Sara Louise Ryan. She was baptised at St. Mary's, Bryanstone Square on 7 March 1888.[2]

The 1891 England Census shows Mary E. Blomfield, age 3, living with her parents and 3 siblings in London.[3] Census records also list six household servants including nurse, cook, and parlour maid.

The 1901 England Census shows Mary Esther Blomfield, age 13, living with her widowed mother and two sisters in Worcestershire.[4] Also in the household are a governess and two servants.

The 1911 England Census shows Mary Esther Blomfield living in Chelsea, London, with her mother and one sister.[5] Also in the household are a cook and maid.

Mary E. Blomfield was a playwright, philanthropist, and British Suffragette.[6] Like her mother, she was a dedicated member of the Baha'i Faith and served on the National Spiritual Assembly of the British Isles for over five years. Abdu'l-Baha gave her the name "Parvine".[7]

She married Commander Basil William Reid Hall on 9 January 1920 in Geneva, Switzerland.[8] They are listed together in the 1939 England and Wales Register, living at 8 Burgess Hill in Hampstead, London.[9]

She passed away on 28 April 1950.[10][11]


Sources

  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XT7-RZQ : 1 October 2014), Mary Esther Blomfield, 1888; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Marylebone, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. "London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917", database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Aug 2019), Mary Esther Blomfield, baptised 7 Mar 1888, Bryanston Square, St Mary, Westminster, England. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p89/mry2/039
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:356X-BW2 : 2 May 2019), Mary E Blomfield in household of Arthur W Blomfield, Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSSR-R13 : 21 May 2019), Mary Esther Blomfield in household of Sara Louisa Blomfield, Broadway, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Broadway subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW2Z-R7Y : 16 May 2019), Mary Esther Blomfield in household of Sara Louisa Blomfield, Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  6. "Woman Who Got Into King's Court Reveals Identity", The Evening World (New York, New York), 5 Jun 1914. p.1. Accessed 2 Aug 2019. Newspapers.com https://www.newspapers.com/image/78925889/
  7. Effendi, S. The Unfolding Destiny of the British Baháí Community: The Messages from the Guardian of the Baháí Faith to the Baháís of the British Isles. London: Baháí Publishing Trust, 1981.
  8. "UK, Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths From British Consulates, 1810-1968", database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Aug 2019), Mary Esther Blomfield and Basil William Reid Hall, 9 Feb 1920, Genève, Switzerland. he National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Consulate, Geneva, Switzerland: Register of Correspondence, Births and Deaths and Various Papers; Class: FO 778; Piece: 20
  9. "1939 England and Wales Register", database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Aug 2019), Mary L Hall, b. 14 Jan 1888, 8 Burgess Hill, London, England. The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/245H
  10. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 02 August 2019), memorial page for Mary Esther Blomfield Hall (unknown–28 Apr 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120235535, citing Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Candace Hill (contributor 47629018) .
  11. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995", database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Aug 2019), Mary Esther Hall, d. 28 Apr 1950, probate 23 Sep 1950, London, England. Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright.


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