Turnbull Clan Genealogy Collection

Dora Amy Elles

F, #74101, b. 15 October 1877, d. 28 January 1961
Last Edited17 December 2017

 

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Dora Amy Elles

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BirthDora Amy Elles was born on 15 October 1877 in Bengal, India.1,2
MarriageShe married Lt.-Col. George Frederick Horace Dillon on 7 February 1901 in Lahore, Bengal, India. Dora Amy Elles was, age 23, Lt.-Col. George Frederick Horace Dillon was, age 41.1,2
MarriageShe married George Oliver Turnbull on 15 April 1920 in Frimley, England. Dora Amy Elles was, age 42, George Oliver Turnbull was, age 42.1,3
DeathShe died on 28 January 1961 at age 83 in Surrey, England.1,2

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NameAs of 7 February 1901, Dora Amy Elles was also known as Dora Amy Dillon.1,2
NameAs of 15 April 1920, Dora Amy Elles was also known as Dora Amy Turnbull.1
NameShe was also known as Patricia Wentworth.1,2
AnecdoteGeorge Oliver Turnbull had a most interesting wife. She was the well-known detective story writer Patricia Wentworth whose books are still in print and very popular, on both sides of the Atlantic, especially those featuring the lady detective Miss Maud Silver. You will find a number of websites which give information about her such as https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/59525.Patricia_Wentworth
Patricia Wentworth's real name was Dora Amy Elles. She was born in Mussoorie, India in 1878. She was the daughter of British Army officer Lt.-Gen Sir Edmond Roche Elles and his wife Clare Gertrude Rothney. Dora and her brothers were sent to England to live with a grandmother. Dora attended Blackheath High School for girls, near Greenwich, London. In early adulthood she returned to India and her first husband was Lt.-col. George F. Dillon whom she married in 1906. He died shortly afterwards and she was left with a baby daughter and three stepsons. She took the children back to England and published six historical fiction novels between 1910 and 1915.
In 1920 she married George Oliver Turnbull, by now a Lt.-Col. He was a most supportive husband and enthusiastically helped her to prepare her books for publication. The couple settled in Camberley, Surrey (near London). Although she became a very successful novelist who wrote over 70 books, she never courted fame and liked to live privately and quietly. She once stated that her interests were the theatre, gardening, motoring and keeping pet dachshunds. Her last novel (a detective story featuring Miss Silver) was published in 1961, the year of her death (she died on 28 January 1961).1

Family 1: Lt.-Col. George Frederick Horace Dillon (b. 8 July 1859, d. 29 September 1906)

Family 2: George Oliver Turnbull (b. 21 July 1877, d. 14 January 1970)

Citations

  1. [S1876] Vivien Costello, "E-Mail from Vivien Costello," e-mail message from email address (Ireland) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Vivien Costello." I live in Ireland (Howth, Co. Dublin).I haveno connection withany Turnbull family but two of my favourite pastimes are genealogical research and reading detective novels. I had lent some Patricia Wentworth books to a friend when she wasill and shereally loved them. She returned them to me last week and I found myself re-reading themwith pleasure (I first discoveredthe Patricia Wentworth booksin the 1970s when some of the Miss Silver books were re-issued by Hodder Paperbacks. Many of them have recently been re-published by Hodder and are currently available).This led me to beinginterested in finding outwhat Patricia Wentworth's background had been. It was in the course of this research that I found yourwebsite and felt impelled to let you know about George Oliver Turnbull's remarkable wife. Regards, Vivien
  2. [S1714] ancestery.com, online, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/33148282/person/18399429232/facts. Hereinafter cited as ancestery.com.
  3. [S1714] ancestery.com, online, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/33148282/person/18399431444/facts. Hereinafter cited as ancestery.com.

Lt.-Col. George Frederick Horace Dillon

M, #74102, b. 8 July 1859, d. 29 September 1906
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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BirthLt.-Col. George Frederick Horace Dillon was born on 8 July 1859 in Cherra Poonji, Bengal, India.1
MarriageHe married Edith Mary Chester on 13 April 1887 in Simla, Bengal, India. Lt.-Col. George Frederick Horace Dillon was, age 27, Edith Mary Chester was, age 22.1
MarriageHe married Dora Amy Elles on 7 February 1901 in Lahore, Bengal, India. Lt.-Col. George Frederick Horace Dillon was, age 41, Dora Amy Elles was, age 23.2,3
DeathHe died on 29 September 1906 at age 47. at sea on board the Egypt1

Family 1: Edith Mary Chester (b. 9 January 1865, d. 13 December 1891)

Family 2: Dora Amy Elles (b. 15 October 1877, d. 28 January 1961)

Citations

  1. [S1714] ancestery.com, online, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/33148282/person/28072693108/facts. Hereinafter cited as ancestery.com.
  2. [S1876] Vivien Costello, "E-Mail from Vivien Costello," e-mail message from email address (Ireland) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Vivien Costello." I live in Ireland (Howth, Co. Dublin).I haveno connection withany Turnbull family but two of my favourite pastimes are genealogical research and reading detective novels. I had lent some Patricia Wentworth books to a friend when she wasill and shereally loved them. She returned them to me last week and I found myself re-reading themwith pleasure (I first discoveredthe Patricia Wentworth booksin the 1970s when some of the Miss Silver books were re-issued by Hodder Paperbacks. Many of them have recently been re-published by Hodder and are currently available).This led me to beinginterested in finding outwhat Patricia Wentworth's background had been. It was in the course of this research that I found yourwebsite and felt impelled to let you know about George Oliver Turnbull's remarkable wife. Regards, Vivien
  3. [S1714] ancestery.com, online, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/33148282/person/18399429232/facts. Hereinafter cited as ancestery.com.

Lt.-Gen Sir Edmond Roche Elles

M, #74103, b. 8 July 1859
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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MarriageLt.-Gen Sir Edmond Roche Elles married Clare Gertrude Rothney.1
BirthHe was born on 8 July 1859 in Cherra Poonji, Bengal, India.2

Family: Clare Gertrude Rothney

DaughterDora Amy Elles (b. 15 October 1877, d. 28 January 1961)

Citations

  1. [S1876] Vivien Costello, "E-Mail from Vivien Costello," e-mail message from email address (Ireland) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Vivien Costello." I live in Ireland (Howth, Co. Dublin).I haveno connection withany Turnbull family but two of my favourite pastimes are genealogical research and reading detective novels. I had lent some Patricia Wentworth books to a friend when she wasill and shereally loved them. She returned them to me last week and I found myself re-reading themwith pleasure (I first discoveredthe Patricia Wentworth booksin the 1970s when some of the Miss Silver books were re-issued by Hodder Paperbacks. Many of them have recently been re-published by Hodder and are currently available).This led me to beinginterested in finding outwhat Patricia Wentworth's background had been. It was in the course of this research that I found yourwebsite and felt impelled to let you know about George Oliver Turnbull's remarkable wife. Regards, Vivien
  2. [S1714] ancestery.com, online, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/33148282/person/28072693108/facts. Hereinafter cited as ancestery.com.

Clare Gertrude Rothney

F, #74104
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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MarriageClare Gertrude Rothney married Lt.-Gen Sir Edmond Roche Elles.1

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NameClare Gertrude Rothney was also known as Clare Gertrude Elles.1

Family: Lt.-Gen Sir Edmond Roche Elles (b. 8 July 1859)

DaughterDora Amy Elles (b. 15 October 1877, d. 28 January 1961)

Citations

  1. [S1876] Vivien Costello, "E-Mail from Vivien Costello," e-mail message from email address (Ireland) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Vivien Costello." I live in Ireland (Howth, Co. Dublin).I haveno connection withany Turnbull family but two of my favourite pastimes are genealogical research and reading detective novels. I had lent some Patricia Wentworth books to a friend when she wasill and shereally loved them. She returned them to me last week and I found myself re-reading themwith pleasure (I first discoveredthe Patricia Wentworth booksin the 1970s when some of the Miss Silver books were re-issued by Hodder Paperbacks. Many of them have recently been re-published by Hodder and are currently available).This led me to beinginterested in finding outwhat Patricia Wentworth's background had been. It was in the course of this research that I found yourwebsite and felt impelled to let you know about George Oliver Turnbull's remarkable wife. Regards, Vivien

William Armstrong

M, #74105
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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MarriageWilliam Armstrong married Catherine Blakeley.1

Family: Catherine Blakeley

SonThomas Armstrong+ (b. about 1836)

Citations

  1. [S1878] Kathryn Murray, "E-Mail from Kathryn Murray," e-mail message from email address (Utah) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Kathryn Murray."

Catherine Blakeley

F, #74106
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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MarriageCatherine Blakeley married William Armstrong.1

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NameCatherine Blakeley was also known as Catherine Armstrong.1
NameShe was also known as Catherine Bleakley.1

Family: William Armstrong

SonThomas Armstrong+ (b. about 1836)

Citations

  1. [S1878] Kathryn Murray, "E-Mail from Kathryn Murray," e-mail message from email address (Utah) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Kathryn Murray."

Olga Bertha Lenne

F, #74107
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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MarriageOlga Bertha Lenne married Herbert Victor McNab.1

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NameOlga Bertha Lenne was also known as Olga Bertha McNab.1

Family: Herbert Victor McNab (b. 8 August 1906, d. 1972)

SonColin Herbert McNab (b. 12 February 1935, d. 26 February 2000)

Citations

  1. [S1879] Doug Hollander, "E-Mail from Doug Hollander," e-mail message from email address (VIC ustralia) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Doug Hollander."

Colin Herbert McNab

M, #74108, b. 12 February 1935, d. 26 February 2000
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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Parents

FatherHerbert Victor McNab (b. 8 August 1906, d. 1972)
MotherOlga Bertha Lenne

BMDB Events

BirthColin Herbert McNab was born on 12 February 1935 in Victoria, Australia.1
DeathHe died on 26 February 2000 at age 65 in Victoria, Australia.1

Other Life Events

OccupationColin Herbert McNab was Orchardist same property “Avalon” Ardmona Victoria.1

Citations

  1. [S1879] Doug Hollander, "E-Mail from Doug Hollander," e-mail message from email address (VIC ustralia) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Doug Hollander."

William Yorke Richardson

M, #74109
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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MarriageWilliam Yorke Richardson married Phyllis May McNab in 1940.1

Family: Phyllis May McNab (b. 21 July 1911, d. 27 July 1994)

SonRobert Victor Richardson
DaughterMelita Dorothy Richardson
SonKenneth William Richardson

Citations

  1. [S1879] Doug Hollander, "E-Mail from Doug Hollander," e-mail message from email address (VIC ustralia) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Doug Hollander."

Dorothy McNab

F, #74113, b. 27 August 1915
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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Parents

FatherVictor Richard McNab
MotherAnnie Turnbull (b. about 1880, d. about 1935)

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BirthDorothy McNab was born on 27 August 1915 in Victoria, Australia.1
MarriageShe married John Matthew Hollander in 1941.1

Other Life Events

NameAs of 1941, Dorothy McNab was also known as Dorothy Hollander.1

Family: John Matthew Hollander

DaughterLysette Anne Hollander (b. 9 October 1941, d. 10 October 1941)
SonRonald John Hollander
SonDouglas Richard Hollander
DaughterMarina Dorothy Hollander
SonIan William Hollander

Citations

  1. [S1879] Doug Hollander, "E-Mail from Doug Hollander," e-mail message from email address (VIC ustralia) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Doug Hollander."

John Matthew Hollander

M, #74114
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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MarriageJohn Matthew Hollander married Dorothy McNab in 1941.1

Family: Dorothy McNab (b. 27 August 1915)

DaughterLysette Anne Hollander (b. 9 October 1941, d. 10 October 1941)
SonRonald John Hollander
SonDouglas Richard Hollander
DaughterMarina Dorothy Hollander
SonIan William Hollander

Citations

  1. [S1879] Doug Hollander, "E-Mail from Doug Hollander," e-mail message from email address (VIC ustralia) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Doug Hollander."

Lysette Anne Hollander

F, #74115, b. 9 October 1941, d. 10 October 1941
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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Parents

FatherJohn Matthew Hollander
MotherDorothy McNab (b. 27 August 1915)

BMDB Events

BirthLysette Anne Hollander was born on 9 October 1941.1
DeathShe died on 10 October 1941 at age 0.1

Citations

  1. [S1879] Doug Hollander, "E-Mail from Doug Hollander," e-mail message from email address (VIC ustralia) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Doug Hollander."

Vivienne Muriel McNab

F, #74120, b. 25 January 1918
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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Parents

FatherVictor Richard McNab
MotherAnnie Turnbull (b. about 1880, d. about 1935)

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MarriageVivienne Muriel McNab married Lesley Fredrich Ault.1
BirthShe was born on 25 January 1918 in Victoria, Australia.1

Other Life Events

NameVivienne Muriel McNab was also known as Vivienne Muriel Ault.1

Family: Lesley Fredrich Ault

DaughterJenifer Elsie Ault
SonPeter Fredrich Ault
SonDonald William Ault
DaughterRuth May Ault

Citations

  1. [S1879] Doug Hollander, "E-Mail from Doug Hollander," e-mail message from email address (VIC ustralia) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Doug Hollander."

Lesley Fredrich Ault

M, #74121
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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MarriageLesley Fredrich Ault married Vivienne Muriel McNab.1

Family: Vivienne Muriel McNab (b. 25 January 1918)

DaughterJenifer Elsie Ault
SonPeter Fredrich Ault
SonDonald William Ault
DaughterRuth May Ault

Citations

  1. [S1879] Doug Hollander, "E-Mail from Doug Hollander," e-mail message from email address (VIC ustralia) to Brian Turnbull, 2010. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail - Doug Hollander."