Edith Hilda Hamilton-Gordon

Surname: Hamilton-Gordon
Other names: Edith Hilda
Other people in this story:
Douglas George Hamilton-Gordon
Edith Annie Hamilton-Gordon née Bullock
Richard Fitzgerald Glyn
Locations in this story:
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Chelsea, Middlesex
Cross House, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gaunts House, Hinton Parva, Wimborne, Dorset
Wimborne, Dorset
Swanage, Dorset

Edith Hilda Hamilton-Gordon was born on 22nd July 1881 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, the daughter of Douglas George Hamilton-Gordon and Edith Annie Hamilton-Gordon (née Bullock).  She lived most of her early life in Chelsea, Middlesex, where, on 12th December 1906, she married Sir Richard Fitzgerald Glyn, 4th Baronet.  They went on to have five children.   By 1911 they were living at Cross House, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, from where Lady Edith served with the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) from January 1916 until March 1919.  She was a member of the Blandford 40 Dorset Working Party organizing the provision of additional clothing to troops.  It is recorded that much of the personal items she made or sent were from her own material.   By the 1921 Census she was living at St. Brides, Burlington Road, Swanage, Dorset and by the 1939 Register had moved with her husband to Gaunts House, Hinton Parva, Wimborne, Dorset.   She died in The Victoria Hospital, Wimborne, on 10th June 1957 and was buried at Hinton Parva on 14th June 1957.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Richard Fitzgerald Glyn