Person    | Female  Born 24/12/1834  Died 29/8/1925

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth

Categories: Friend / family

Mother of Lord Rothermere.  Born in Dublin as Geraldine Mary Maffett, the daughter of an Irish land agent.  1884 married a barrister, Alfred Harmsworth, and had a number of children: Alfred, Geraldine, Harold, Cecil, Robert Leicester, Hildebrand and 2 others.  Died Barnet.

Our researches were thrown off the scent initially because her grandson married an Ann Geraldine Mary.  But we eventually spotted that Viscount Esmond Harmsworth marrying his own grandmother was a little odd, even for the British aristocracy!

Harmsworth and Maffett carries photos of Geraldine at other stages in her life and of members of her family.

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Geraldine Mary Harmsworth

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Geraldine Mary Harmsworth

"The splendid struggling mothers..." is surely a quote from something, perhap...

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Gift from Lord Rothermere

This plaque was unveiled a second time, during the 75th anniversary celebrati...

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Harmsworth - IWM

In 1926 Harold Harmsworth, the first Viscount Rothermere, bought the grounds ...

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