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Peggy Duff

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Peggy Duff

Person  Female  Born 8/2/1910  Died 16/4/1981

Margaret Doreen Eames was born on 8 February 1910, the second of the three children of Frank Eames (b.1877) and Evelyn Rose Eames née Pitman (1874-1945). On 10 April 1910 she was baptised at St Michael's Church, 60 Elmwood Rd, Chiswick, where the baptismal register shows the family residing at 51 Wolseley Gardens, Chiswick and lists her father's occupation as an organist. As the 1911 census shows his occupation as a stockbroker's clerk, it is probable that the vicar recorded him as being the organist of his church.

In the 1911 census she is shown as living at 51 Wolseley Gardens, Chiswick, with her parents and elder brother Frank Evelyn Eames (1906-1978). Her younger sister was Marcelle Jean Alison Eames (1917-1985). 

Our picture source and her Wikipedia page gives a biography of her life including the fact that she was the first General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and in 1964 was elected as a Labour party councillor in the Camden Ward of the newly formed London Borough of Camden.

Electoral registers in 1932 show her listed with her parents at 12 Boscastle Road, London, NW5. She married William George Duff (1905-1944), the marriage being registered in the 4th quarter of 1933 in the Hampstead register office. They had three children: Kathleen M. Duff (b.1934), Susan Jane Duff (1936-2014) and Euan A. Duff (b.1939).

In the 1939 England and Wales Register she is shown as living at 'Rousham', Westbury Terrace, Westerham, Kent, with her husband and children. Her husband is listed as a journalist whilst she is recorded as 'unpaid domestic duties'.

Electoral registers from 1945 to 1961 list her at 20 Parliament Hill Mansions, Lissenden Gardens, London, NW3 and telephone directories from 1962 to 1980 show her at 11 Albert Street, London, NW1.

She died, aged 71 years on 16 April 1981, her death being registered in the Camden registration district and was buried on 24 April 1981 in Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Road, London, NW6 1DR.

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