Geraldine Mary Harmsworth
Person Female Born 24/12/1834 Died 29/8/1925
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.