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Gwendolen Jane (née Griffith), Lady Brade

(died circa 1952), Wife of Sir Reginald Brade; daughter of Joshua Griffith

Sitter in 3 portraits

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Gwendolen Jane (née Griffith), Lady Brade, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x105620

Gwendolen Jane (née Griffith), Lady Brade

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 February 1918
NPG x105620

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Gwendolen Jane (née Griffith), Lady Brade

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 February 1918
NPG x158841

Web image not currently available

Gwendolen Jane (née Griffith), Lady Brade

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 February 1918
NPG x158842

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ROGER TOFT

30 August 2020, 13:50

Lady Gwendolen Brade was my great-aunt. Her father, Joshua Griffith, owned coal-mines and was wealthy till his cashier absconded to Australia with £ 56, 000 of his employer's money, and he went bankrupt. Gwendolen married Reginald Herbert Brade, who had been working in the War Ofiice since 1884. They married in 1897. He was made first a knight, then a baronet, and became K.G.C.B.. They lived on Park Lane. Sir Reginald became Secretary of State for War 1914 to 1919, then in 1924 was appointed Gentleman Usher to the Sword of State. He died in 1933, and his widow lived on in reduced circumstance to around 1952. They had only an adopted daughter, whom they disowned.

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