Alan Lambert MABERLEY B.Sc M.D.(Alberta) FRCSC (1939-

Alan was born on a farm near Calgary, Alberta in 1939, the second of the three children of Collier and Marjory (née Fleming) Lambert Maberly. His father was a teacher and part-time farmer.

He studied Opthalmology at Toronto University (1968-1971) and has written a number of published papers on the subject.

He is currently a Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia and lives in Vancouver with his wife Helen.

He has a son David A.L. Maberley, who has followed in his father's footsteps as an eye surgeon, and a daughter Lisa.


Alfred Elias Collier Lambert MABERLEY (1858-1943)


Alfred Elias was born Alfred Elias LAMBERT on Jan 16th,1858 in Camden Town, Middlesex, UK, the son of John and Sarah (née Colyer) Lambert. His father was a plumber and house painter. He attended the Westminster Choir School in London at the age of 12 and 13.

At some time around 1883 he left England for Kimberley, South Africa, centre of the diamond mining industry. Here he bought a farm (Klein Karee Pan) and in 1885 married local girl Martha Gertrude Mathewson. Six of their ten children were born on the farm.

In 1898 he announced his discovery of gold on the farm and £15,000 was raised locally to exploit the claim.

Around 1905 he returned with his family to London where the last of his children was born before emigrating again, this time to Calgary, Alberta. After declaring he was going to help fight in the Mexican revolutionary wars he set off southwards and was never seen by his family again. He apparently met and "married" a woman (Elizabeth Shirley) in California in 1925 and died in Los Angeles on Mar 9th 1943.


Alfred William MABERLY (1822-1888)

Alfred William was christened in London on Dec 26th, 1822, the first child of William Maberly and Ann née Billing. He married Emily Catherine Crusoe in 1855 with whom he had two daughters, Florence Ada and Emily Gertrude, who both died young.

He was an architect by profession. The firm of Crusoe and Maberly were responsible for designing National schools at Kings Lynn (1852) and Gaywood (1854) and the Kings Lynn Corn Exchange in 1854. With James Medland he later formed the partnership of Medland and Maberly with offices in Gloucester and London which designed workhouses in King's Lynn (1856) and Norwich (1859) and Christ Church in Sparkbrook, Birmingham (1867).

Projects in the Gloucestershire area included the design of the Westbury-on-Severn workhouse (1869) and the restoration of Great Longhope church (1869) and within Gloucester itself the portico to the Eastgate Market (1856), the Ryecroft Chapel (1870) and a major extension to Gloucester Infirmary (1871). In his capacity as Gloucester Diocesan Surveyor he was responsible for surveying and renovating many of the church properties in the area.


Allan MABERLY (1922-1977)

And God Spoke Tibetan

Allan was born on May 2nd,1922 in Australia into the large family of builder Egbert Henry Maberly. He became a missionary in Kalimpong on the border of India and Tibet, where he founded a Christian church.

He spoke fluent Nepalese and Tibetan and in 1971 wrote "And God Spoke Tibetan", the story of the translation of the Bible into Tibetan.

He married Ivy Findley on April 28th,1958, with whom he had three daughters, Dawn, Carol and Ruth. He died on July 26th,1977 in Australia.

Brandon Ivor MABLY (1968-


Brandon was born, together with his twin sister Belinda, in 1968 in Porthcawl, Glamorgan to Roderick and Yvonne (née Edwards) Mably. He initially trained as a chef and moved to London.

In London he met the knitwear designer Kaffe Fassett and joined his studio in 1989, becoming Studio Manager and Fassett's Personal Assistant. He travels a great dealing, running training workshops all over the world and has written several books on knitwear design.

He now lives with his sister in a cottage in Rye, Kent.



Carlton Raymond MABLEY (1878-1963)

Carlton Raymond was the first son of clothing mogul Christopher Richards Mabley (qv) and his second wife Katherine Morice. Hull. He was born in England on Nov 11th, 1878 and immigrated to America with others of the family in 1892.

He was co-founder, with his brother-in-law Albert Proctor Smith, of the New York based Smith & Mabley automobile company which imported European cars for sale in America.

In 1903 his motorboat Challenger, built by his own company and equipped with two Simplex 75 HP automobile engines, was chosen to represent America in the 1904 Harmsworth Trophy international power boat races in the UK. It unfortunately lost its qualifying heat due to an engine failure when leading the race.

From 1904 the company began to build the M&S Simplex motor car from imported Mercedes parts, thus avoiding the heavy duty on fully built vehicles. Some 40 were built between before the business collapsed and had to be sold in 1907.

He had married Louise Christine Taylor in 1902 with whom he raised some 7 children in La Rochelle, New York. He died in 1963.


Cecil (Cyril) Leonard MAPLEY (1923-2007)


Cecil, universally known as Cyril, was born in Kent in 1923 to Henry Leonard and Mary (née Wright) Mapley, the eldest of seven children. After a few years as a sewing machine salesmen he spent most of his life as a teacher of Engineering Drawing and Design at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School, earning an entry in the 1985 Guinness Book of Records as Britain's most successful teacher for getting 49 out of 53 16-year-old children through their 'A' Level in Technical Drawing after only 80 hours of teaching.

He was also an able self-taught musician who spent 68 years in showbusiness as a keyboard player and entertainer and with his wife, whom he taught to play drums, ran highly popular tea dances throughout Kent.

He died in Tunbridge Wells on Sep 27th, 2007. He had married Glenys Shearsby in Burton-on Trent, where he briefly taught, in 1952.


Charles Evan MABERLY DSO, Colonel (1854-1920)

Charles Evan was born in Gibraltar on April 5th 1854 to Major-General Evan Maberly and Laura Charlotte (née Smith) and educated at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich. He joined the Royal Horse Artillery and rose to the rank of Colonel, retiring in 1904.

He served in the Nile Campaign (1884-5) and in South Africa during the Boer War (1899-1900) where he was severely wounded at Magersfontein. He was awarded the DSO in 1901 for his actions in this campaign.

He died in London on Sep 7th 1920. He had never married.


Charles Robert MacNaghten MABERLY (1829-1876)

Charles Robert was the third child of the Rev. Charles Hensley and Charlotte (née MacNaghten) Maberly. Charles Hensley was the vicar of Owslebury, Hampshire. Charles Robert was educated at Marlborough College and commissioned into the Royal Navy at 16. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1855 and Commander in 1870.

He served in the Indian Ocean and China Seas on anti-slavery and anti-piracy patrols. He later fought against the Russians in the Crimean War, taking part in the naval bombardment of Sebastopol and taking a gunboat into the Sea of Azov to assist in the capture of Kertch.

He was once sent to Canton to arrest the local Mandarin and convey him to Calcutta. During a visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada he commanded H.M. Ariadne and was one of the Prince's personal retinue ashore.

After some time in South America spent on training duty he retired on half pay to his home at Sydenham in south London. He never married.


Charles Thomas Astley MABERLY (1905-1972)


Charles Thomas Astley was the eldest of the three children of Charles James Astley and Margaret née Goodman. He developed an interest in natural history at an early age, writing and publishing "Nature Studies of a Boy Naturalist" whilst still at school at Repton.

At the age of 18 he moved to South Africa to live with a farming family near the Kruger National Park in which he spent a lot of time. He then bought his own farm near Duiwelskloof, called "Narina" after a bird of the veldt, which he ran as a wildlife sanctuary.

He wrote a number of books on wild animals (Animals of Rhodesia in 1959, Animals of East Africa in 1966, Game Animals of South Africa in 1967), illustrated a number of books by other writers such as Bulpin and Wolhuter and painted a great deal of the local wildlife.

He was stabbed to death by an intruder in 1972. He had married Doris Burman in 1939 from whom he was divorced in 1961. They had no children.


Christopher Richards MABLEY (1836-1885)


Christopher Richards was born in 1836 in St. Minver, Cornwall to William and Mary née Richards Mably. His first wife, Catherine, bore him at least 8 children of whom only two or three girls survived to adulthood. Around 1875 he married Katherine Morice Hull (with whom he had another 6 children) and in 1877 emigrated to America.

There he opened a chain of clothing stores across Michigan, Illinois and Ohio which were so successful that he was soon able to commission the tallest building in Detroit (14 floors) as his flagship store but died in 1885 before it could be completed. The building was renamed the Majestic because of the letter Ms (for Mabley) carved into the stonework.

After his early death he was interred with his early children in the family vault in Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac which in 2002 was famously vandalised by an entrepreneurial local using it as a lockup.


David John MABBERLEY B.A. Ph.D M.A. D.Phil. (1948-

  David was born 16 May, 1948, the eldest of three brothers, to Kenneth Ernest and Elsie Maud (née Jones) Mabberley in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK.

His academic qualifications include B.A. (Oxford University, 1970; M.A., 1974), Ph.D. (Cambridge University, 1973; D.Phil., Oxford, 1975). In 1976 he was appointed University Lecturer in the Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences at the University of Oxford and Official Fellow and Tutor in the Department of Plant Sciences, Wadham College, Oxford, posts he held until 1996, when he migrated to Australia, becoming a citizen in 1999.

Since 1994 he has been Extraordinary Professor at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. From 1995 to 2005 he was Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, but in 2005 was appointed Soest Professor and Director of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens in Seattle. In February 2008 he accepted the position of Keeper of the Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, but in August 2011 returned to Sydney to become Executive Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, which manages the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the National Herbarium of New South Wales, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.
His main research interests are tropical plant systematics and ecology, and the history of science and botanical art. He has written over 250 publications including 17 books on these subjects. His Plant-Book: a Dictionary of the Higher Plants (1987) is especially successful with three editions so far. He was President of the Society for the History of Natural History 1993-96 and President of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy 2005-2011. He was awarded the 2006 Linnean Medal by the Linnean Society of London for his outstanding contribution to Botany and is commemorated in the Latin names of a number of tropical plants.

He married Helen Blanche Hardaker in 1977 and has a son, a daughter and one grand-daughter.


David Alan Lambert MABERLEY MD MSc (Epid) FRCS (C)  (1966-


David Alan is the son of Alan Lambert Maberley the respected eye surgeon (qv) and great-grandson of Alfred Elias Collier Lambert Maberley (qv).

He has been appointed Head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia, effective  2013. He also heads the ophthalmology component of the British Columbia Diabetes Telemedicine project and is a scientific advisor to the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association and sits on board of the National Coalition of Vision Health. He has expertise and performs research in the medical and surgical management of: diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, macular holes, complex retinal detachments, and high myopia. He is President of the Canadian Retina Society and on the board of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.


Dion Jonathan MABERLY FRCP FRACP M.D. (1938-

Dion Jonathan, known as Jonathan, was born on April 22nd 1938, the second of the three sons of Alan and Diedre Maberly (née England). He studied medicine and qualified as a Doctor of Medicine.

He married Elaine Gloria Dixon, a physiotherapist, in 1962. They have 3 surviving children, Jonathan Hunter, Ngaire and Freya.

Following post-graduate training in both England and America Jonathan took up a post at the Airedale General Hospital in Steeton near Keighley, Yorkshire in 1974 where he specialised in Clinical Ecology. A few years later in 1982 he and his wife opened a purpose built environmentally controlled allergy treatment centre in the grounds of their nearby home.

He retired from the Airedale hospital in 1997 and soon afterwards closed the allergy centre. He and Elaine have since emigrated to Australia, where their son Hunter is a wine merchant.

He has published a number of research papers and co-authored a book on Environmental Medicine.


Edward Howe MABLEY (1906-1984)

Edward Howe was born in Binghamton, New York on Mar 7th,1906, the eldest son of Clarence Ware Mabley (né Mable) and Mabelle (née Howe). After studying at Wayne University he worked in various theatrical enterprises (including touring with William Duncan as the Tatterman Marionettes) based in Detroit before moving to New York in 1937. There he was a scriptwriter and later a CBS television director (1952-69), playwright and librettist. He wrote two Broadway plays, more than 75 plays for radio and television and two books, one which was the dramatist's bible "Dramatic Construction" and worked on an opera version of "Midsummer Night's Dream". For several years he taught playwriting at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

He became the first mayor of the new town of Pomona, NY in 1971. He died on Dec 16th,1984 in New York City. He had never married. His brother was John "Jack" Mabley the Chicago journalist (q.v.)


Edward Hugh MABERLY (1853-1921)

Edward Hugh was born April 28th, 1853 in Lambourn, UK, the second child of Thomas Mundy and Mary Jane Maberly née Steele.The family emigrated in 1870 to Mount Carroll, Illinois and then moved further west to Ellsworth, Kansas in 1878.

In Ellsworth Edward Hugh studied dentistry under his father-in-law Dr C.D.Day. He practised the profession there and back in Illinois and completed further study at dental school prior to becoming the first dentist in Holdrege, Nebraska. In 1895 he moved with his family to Boise, Idaho where he was instrumental in forming the first dental society in the state, being elected as their first secretary and then as president. In 1899 he was appointed Secretary of the State Board of Dental Examiners, a position he held until 1903.

He married Alice May Walker on April 14th 1889 in Holdrege. They had four children.

He died of a heart attack on Sep 21st 1921 in Buhl, Idaho. Maberly Street in Holdrege is named in his memory.


Edwin Darrell MABERLY M.Sc Ph.D.


Edwin Darrell was born in the United States, the son of Professor James Edwin and Elizabeth Maberly and grandson of an emigrant from the UK to New York. He is married to Raylene and they have two daughters, Lara Shaye and Trisha Marie.

He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1978 and has taught in the MBA programme at the University of Wyoming, International University of Japan, University of Auckland and University of South Carolina. His main area of teaching interest is Investment and International Finance.

Professor Maberly has published over 30 refereed articles in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance and Finance Analysts Journal. He is currently teaching at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand.


Evan MABERLY C.B. , Major-Gen (1815-1899)

Evan Maberly was born in Croydon, Surrey on Oct 23rd, 1815 the second of the five children of the second marriage of John Maberly ("the Father of Maberly Street") to Anne Baillie.

He joined the Royal Artillery Regiment of the British Army. He was promoted from Second Captain to full Captain in 1851 and from Captain to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1856. He was awarded an Indian Mutiny medal for taking part in the suppression of the Indian Army uprising in 1857-59. At one stage in his career he was Commander of the Colchester Garrison.

He finally retired with the rank of Major-General and was awarded the honour of Companion of the Order of the Bath, customarily awarded by the monarch for conspicuous military service.

He had married Laura Charlotte Smith of the banking family on April 11th, 1848 in Bexley, Kent and by virtue of Laura's sister marrying the late Queen Mother's grandfather, Claude Bowes-Lyon, became the late Queen Mother's great-uncle. He and Laura had nine children, most of whom were born in Gibraltar.

He died on Nov 16th, 1899 at his home, Avonmouth House in Christchurch, Hampshire, UK.


Frederick Herbert MABERLY M.A. (1782-1860)

Frederick Herbert was born, probably in London, on Mar 24th, 1782, the fourth of the six children of the London Currier, Stephen Maberly and Mary née Boot. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge from which he graduated M.A. in 1809. After a brief spell in the army with a commission he decided to join the Church and was ordained to the joint curacies of Kingston and Bourn in Cambridgeshire. He married Ann Kimpton at Bourn on July 6th, 1807 who over the next 23 years was to produce 12 children.

He was politically active as a Whig and later a Tory supporter and an ardent anti-Catholic, touring the country in 1812 distributing anti-popish propaganda. He also (1818) took up the cause of adequate student supervision in Cambridge following the drowning of a student there, one Lawrence Dundas, which led to the proper regulation of student accommodation.

In 1829 he issued a leaflet threatening to use a public execution as an opportunity to impeach Wellington and Peel for their efforts on behalf of Catholic emancipation. He was persuaded against that particular idea but appeared instead at the bar of the House of Lords to carry out his threat and was physically ejected, escaping punishment on the grounds that he was a lunatic.

He next opposed the new Poor Laws in 1836, organising and addressing a public meeting of farm labourers on Parker's Piece in Cambridge. He also tried unsuccessfully to break into Caxton Workhouse to rescue a pauper.

He was appointed by the Bishop of Ely to the rectory of Great Finborough in Suffolk in 1835 where he remained until his death in Stowmarket on Jan 24th, 1860. Both he and his wife are interred in brick graves in the churchyard at Great Finborough.

During his lifetime he was an ardent inventor and filed some 8 patents, including ones for railway carriage brakes and mechanical road cleansers.


George MABERLY (1798-1883)

George was the son of John "The Rip" and Elizabeth Maberly née Hensley and was christened at St Martins in the Fields, Westminster, London on the same day, October 30th, 1798 as his brother William.

He married Bethiah Blades Palmer at St James, Westminster on August 30th, 1830 with whom he had one son and five daughters.

He took over the running of the family coachbuilding business at 70, Welbeck Street, London which had been founded by his grandfather and in 1858 merged it with the coachbuilding business of George and Herbert Thrupp to form the very successful and prestigious firm of Thrupp and Maberly Ltd. All three men were very highly respected in the trade and all three were founder members of the Institute of British Carriage Manufacturers in 1883.

His intense piety earned him the name of George the Righteous.


George Frederick MABERLY (1823-1913)

George Frederick was born in 1823, probably in London, the second child of William and Ann (née Billing).

He married Elizabeth Ann Maude in London in 1848 with whom he had four children, Matilda Caroline, William Henry, Charlotte Elizabeth Maud and Jane Adelaide (Ada). William Henry committed suicide as a doctor at the age of 27.

Having started life as a bookseller George Frederick joined the established London publishing business of Taylor and Walton which became Taylor, Walton and Maberly operating from premises in Upper Gower St and Paternoster Row. When John Taylor retired in 1853 the company was renamed Walton and Maberly. The business published many books, primarily of a scientific nature, between then and the mid 1860s. In later life he became a surgeon doctor.

In 1868, shortly after the death of his first wife, he married his cousin Eliza Louise Maberly. They had a son, Frederick Hargrave (1869-1872) and a daughter, Helen Louisa (1873-1888) who died at sea of tuberculosis en route to New Zealand. Ada also died in New Zealand.

George Frederick died at Axbridge, Somerset in 1913, his second wife at Bristol in 1918.


Glenden Frank MABERLY MB BS BSc(Med) MD FRACP (1951-


Glen is a native of Sydney, Australia, the son of Francis Thomas and Ethel née Thrift. He trained as a doctor, gaining his M.D. at the University of New South Wales in 1983. He later became Director of Endocrinology at Westmead Hospital, NSW, Australia's largest teaching hospital.

In 1990 he moved to Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia where he is currently professor and chair of the Department of International Health of the Rollins School of Public Health. He also directs the UNICEF sponsored Program Against Micronutrient Malnutrition, a global effort to eradicate vitamin A, iodine and iron dietary deficiencies which has been very successful in promoting the universal iodisation of salt in third world countries.

He was married to (but is now divorced from) Diane née Bennett with whom he had three children, Anita, Karina and James.

Henry George MAPLEY (1868-1945)

Henry George was born in Dec 26th,1868 in Woburn, Bedfordshire to Thomas Walter and Jane (née Pacey) Mapley and emigrated to Toronto, Canada as a carpenter.

In 1891 he joined the North West Mounted Police (later the RCMP) and soon transferred to Dawson City, Yukon. In 1904/05 he led the first winter patrol, with two other constables and a guide, on a hazardous month-long dog-sled trip from Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada to Fort McPherson in the Arctic. In total the round trip involved a journey of some 1000 miles.

He was briefly married and divorced. He retired from the NWMP in 1920 and died in in poverty in Vancouver on Sep 11th 1945.


James Harry Astley MABERLY B.A. (1956-


James was born in Kenya in 1956, the eldest child of John Edward and Eve née Chauvel and was brought up in what is now Zimbabwe, attending the Plumtree School in Matabeleland. At 19 he went to England to join the British Army and after a year at Sandhurst Military Academy spent 4 years in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. He then returned to southern Africa and worked in various countries in the field of transport

.In 1988 he elected to go to England again but this time to study art. After several years of study at both the Ipswich and Norwich Schools of Art he was awarded a B.A.(Hons) degree in Fine Art and now paints and sculpts, primarily studies of animals and birds, from a studio in Suffolk, holding regular exhibitions of his work. He also lectures on sculpture at the University College of Sussex in Ipswich. He has recently undertaken a leading role in the Zimbabwe Agricultural Welfare Trust, a UK charity set up to support Zimbabwean farm workers suffering from the Mugabe government reforms.

He married Veronica Rous in 1989. They have 4 children.


John MABERLY (c1679-c1771)

John was born in St Clement Danes parish of London and became an apprentice watchmaker in 1698. In 1705 he was admitted to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and in 1738 made a Master of the Company. He made the springs for John Harrison's famous chronometer.

He married Mary Moss (née Butterfield) in 1731 and had a daughter Susannah.


John MABERLY (1770-1845)

John was born, probably in London, in 1770, the second of the six children of the London Currier, Stephen Maberly and Mary née Boot. He joined his father as a partner in the successful family business of Stephen and John Maberly, Curriers which was based in the Holborn area of London. In the early 1790's he teamed up with the Hornblower family to fund the development of steam engines in competition with James Watt and in 1798 he set up a highly lucrative Army contracting business which developed a cheaper method of waterproofing army greatcoats.

He married his first wife Mary Rose Leader in 1796 with whom he had 8 children. Mary Rose was the daughter of William Leader, MP for Camelford and then Winchelsea.

In 1811 John bought the Broadford Works in Aberdeen and also started a soap works in the town. He acquired, in addition to his London town house, Shirley Manor in Croydon, Surrey. The Old Surrey foxhounds, of which he was master for 8 years, were kennelled there.

On March 13th, 1813 he married his second wife, Anne Baillie, at St James,Westminster with whom he was to have a further 5 children.

He was elected to the House of Commons as a Tory Member of Parliament for Rye, Sussex on May 10th, 1816 and subsequently returned as MP for Abingdon, Oxfordshire in 1818, 1820, 1826, 1830 and 1831. He spoke regularly in the House, usually on matters of finance.

Soon after his eldest daughter, Jane, married into the Smith banking family in 1818 he decided to open a bank himself, The Exchange and Deposit Bank, in Edinburgh with branches in Glasgow, Dundee, Montrose and Aberdeen. The bank promised to reduce the time to cash cheques from the then normal forty days to ten days, upsetting the established Scottish banks in the process, who eventually forced him into bankruptcy in 1832. The Broadford Works had to be sold.

After the bankruptcy John went abroad and after a period as correspondent for the Morning Chronicle in Madrid is believed to have died in France in 1845. He had received the Freedom of Aberdeen in 1818 and by virtue of having an Aberdeen street named for him earned the sobriquet of "The Father of Maberly Street"


John Frederick MABERLY MRCS (Eng) LRCP (Lond) (1859-1949)

John Frederick was born in Devon, UK, the son of a GPO surveyor and like three of his brothers trained for the medical profession. He emigrated to South Africa where he married Maria Johanna Bam of the Orange Free State in Pietersburg, Transvaal. He served as a doctor there during the Boer War and later in Matebeleland during the Matebele uprising. After the war was over he settled in Cape Town where he established a practice and became a town councillor. He wrote several books on medicine and pioneered the use of new natural drugs.

He was survived by their six children.


John Arnold MABLEY B.S (1915-2006)


"Jack" Mabley was born on October 26th, 1915 in Binghamton, New York State to Clarence Ware Mabley (born Clarence Ware Mable) and Mabelle née Howe, a concert pianist.

After studying journalism at the University of Illinois he started on a long career as a reporter and columnist for several Chicago newspapers prior to taking up a long-standing post as the well-respected columnist of the Chicago Tribune, writing some 8000 columns on a wide range of issues. In his later years he became columnist of the suburban Chicago Daily Herald from which he finally retired in 2004 at around 90 years of age.In addition to his journalistic career, Jack operated a corporate communications business from his adopted home town of Chicago, hosting a nightly radio show. He also served as president of the Chicago suburb of Glenview for a number of years.The Jack Mabley Development Center in Dixon, IL, a state run residential home for the mentally disabled, is named after him in honour of his generous support and fundraising activities. His autobiography entitled "Halas, Hef, the Beatles and Me" was published in 1967.

He died in Chicago on 6th Jan 2006. He had married Frances Habeck on 29th Aug 1940 and had four children Jill, Ann, Pat and Robert.


Kate Elizabeth Cameron MABERLY (1982-


Kate was born March 14th, 1982 in Reigate, Surrey, UK.

She gained international recognition in 1993 for her acting role as the juvenile lead in the movie The Secret Garden. She then had important roles in The Langoliers (1995), Friendships Field (1995) and Gullivers Travels (1996) before acting opposite Omar Sharif in the movie Mysteries of Egypt (1998). Her latest film role was as Wendy Darling in the Peter Pan film Finding Neverland released in 2004.

She has also appeared in a number of TV productions including Mothertime (1997) and more recently as Princess Alice in Victoria and Albert. She has also, like her elder sister Polly, appeared in the TV series Midsomer Murders.

Kate has also provided the narration for a number of talking books and promotional videos, winning at least one award. She plays piano and cello to a high standard.

Mary Caroline and Katherine MABERLY (1826-1922 and 1833-1915)

Mary and Kate were sisters, born in Winchester, Hants to the Revd Charles Hensley, vicar of Owslebury, Hants, and Charlotte (née McNaughton).

They ran a private girl's college (which they described as a salon) in Lewisham in south London which had upwards of 20 students up to the age of 18. Mary was the Principal and Kate the Assistant Principal.

Neither of them married. Their widowed mother lived with them in her later life.


Norman Charles MABERLY (1926-


Norman Charles was born on the 16th Mar 1926 in Auckland, New Zealand, the youngest child of Egbert Henry and Mabel Irene née Gisby. He attended the local Otahuhu College.

He emigrated to the United States and attended the University of Southern California, gaining an Ed.E degree. He later became an Emeritus Professor in Educational Research at the La Sierra Adventist University in southern California.

He married Phyllis Moselen in Washington on 28 Sep 1951. They have a married daughter Linda Ellen, married to Thomas Morphis.

He published Mastering Speed Reading in 1966.


Stephen MABERLY (1745-1831)


Stephen was born in 1745, the son of John and Amelia (née Dixon) Maberly. He became a currier by trade, the skilled craft for finishing leather to a high quality. He married Mary Boot, daughter of Obadiah Boot, in 1770, with whom he had six children.

As a young man he had served in the Royal Navy and fought at the Battle of the Saintes in 1782 under Admiral Rodney, when a squadron of the British Navy captured or sank the entire French fleet.

With his brother John he set up in business as a coach currier in Little Queen Street in Holborn. In June 1782, during the vicious Gordon Riots, after he had attempted to prevent the mob from burning down the Sardinian Ambassador's chapel the rioters in retaliation burned down his house and business premises.

He is recorded as having bought the manor of Inhurst at Baughurst, near Newbury, in the 1760s.

He spent the last 30 years of his life living in Reading. In his later years he became a Dissenter and built a chapel (1826) in Balls Pond Road, Dalston, London named after him as the Maberly Chapel.

He died on Jun 3rd 1831 at his home in Reading. He is buried with his wife in the Boot family vault at the Bunhill Fields Burial Grounds in London together with other members of the Boot, Maberly and Pellatt families.


Stephen Christopher MABERLY, B.Sc. Ph.D (1957-


Currently head of Phyto-limnology [ of freshwater plant life] Division of the government funded Centre for Ecology and Hydrology based on the shore of Lake Windermere in the English Lake District.

He studied botany and zoology at Reading University and gained a Ph.D at St Andrews University.

He has published many papers in his area of interest and was the 1992 winner of the Luigi Provasoli award for the best paper published in the Journal of Phycology.

He married Catherine Mawer in 1981. They have two children.

Thomas Astley MABERLY, MA (1810-1877)

The Revd. Thomas Astley was born in Powis Place, London on Dec.12th 1810 the eldest of the five children of Joseph and Henrietta née Serle. After graduating with an MA from Christ Church, Oxford in 1841 he married Caroline Emily White (Dorset, Jul 22nd) and in the same year took up the living as Vicar of Cuckfield, Sussex which he held until his death on Apr 18th 1877.

He was buried in the churchyard at Cuckfield. His widow continued to live in Mytten House their Cuckfield home until her own death in 1892. They had five children.


Thomas Luke MABLY (1976-


Thomas (professionally known as Luke Mably) was born Mar 1st,1976 in the Camberwell area of London. His father Colin was an English teacher and his mother (née Lynne Benton) a librarian. He has two older siblings.

He trained as an actor at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and secured in 1999 a recurring role in the television hospital series Holby City.

His first film role was in the 2003 zombie film 28 days Later but his major break came with the leading part in 2004 as the Prince of Denmark in the film The Prince and Me. His next film, due for release in 2004, is Colour Me Kubrick.


William MABERLY (1798-1859)

William was born in London, the third son of John "The Rip" Maberly and Elizabeth née Hensley and christened with his brother George at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster on Oct 30th, 1798.

At 19 he was admitted to the Royal Academy School as an architectural student and later set up a practice near Berkeley Square in London where he worked for some years with successful builder Seth Smith on the development of some of London's fashionable squares. However he had financial and personal problems, constantly asking his successful brother George for money and becoming known in the family as William "Ne'er-do-well". He spent short recuperative? periods in America (1825) and Tasmania (1828).

He married twice, firstly to Ann Billing (Reading, Feb 12th, 1822) and secondly to Elizabeth Cook. With Ann he had two successful sons, architect Alfred William (qv) and publisher and surgeon George Frederick (qv) and a daughter Anne Elizabeth. With Elizabeth he had a further three children, Betsy, Amelia and William Henry.

He died in 1859. His brother George paid for the funeral.


William Leader MABERLY, Lieutenant-Colonel (1798-1885)

William Leader was born on May 7th 1798 the eldest son of John Maberly, the "Father of Maberly Street". He was educated at Eton College and Brasenose College, Oxford University. He married on Nov 11th, 1830 the Honourable Catherine Charlotte Prittie, a Tipperary born authoress who wrote a number of published novels. They had one son, William Anson Robert, christened in London on Sep 21st 1838.

William Leader joined the British Army at 17 as a lieutenant in the 7th and then the 9th Lancers, was promoted to Captain in the 100th and later 84th Foot and then to major in 72nd Highlanders, before becoming Lieutenant-Colonel of the 96th Foot (1826-27) and the 76th Foot (1827-32). He remained attached on half pay until his retirement from the army in 1881. He then obtained the post of Surveyor-General of the Ordnance (1831-32) and subsequently Clerk of the Ordinance (1833-34) becoming as such a member of the government.

His military and government careers didn't prevent him becoming the MP for Westbury (1819-20), for Northampton (1820-30), for Shaftesbury (1831-32) and for Chatham (1832-34) but applied for the Chiltern Hundreds when appointed Commissioner of Customs (1834-36).

His best-known rôle started in 1836 with his appointment as joint secretary to the General Post Office where he vigorously opposed the ideas of the liberal reformer Rowland Hill who in 1837 had presented a petition to Parliament proposing the Uniform Postal Rate, whereby mail could be sent regardless of distance at a pre-paid penny rate. After Parliament had passed a bill supporting the proposal Hill was given a temporary position in the Treasury to supervise the progress of his reforms which marked the beginning of eight years of bitter and costly feuding between the two, which only ended with Maberly's transfer in 1854 to the Board of Audit and Hill's appointment as Permanent Secretary to the GPO.

William Leader finally retired from the Board of Audit in 1866 and died at his London home in Portman Square on Feb 6th, 188


Charles Fox Frederick ADAM (1852-1913)

Charles was born in 1852, the son of General Sir Frederick, a hero of Waterloo, and Ann Lindsay (née Maberly) Adam. He joined the Diplomatic Service and was appointed attaché in 1873. He served both in Washington and in St Petersburg and later in Rio de Janeiro, Brussels and Madrid as Chargé d'Affaires. In 1904 he was promoted to Councillor of Embassy and retired the following year.

He married Juliet Palmer, daughter of a US Surgeon-General, in 1877 with whom he had a son and a daughter. He died in 1913 at his London home.


Thomas Maberly HASSAL (1834-1879)


Thomas was born in Lancashire, UK, the son of William Maberly and Ellen (nee Bland) Hassal and thus the great-grandson of Elizabeth Maberly of Godalming and Nantwich. He moved to Christchurch, New Zealand where he married Emma Cooper on Nov 28th, 1860. They had several children at their home in Opawa.

He became one of the leading early merchants until becoming bankrupt in 1870. Both Hassals Lane and Hassals Spur in Christchurch are named after him. Christchurch cathedral has a three-light window to his memory honouring his services to the Church as a synodsman, trustee of The Church Property Trust Estate, and member of the Clergy Pension Board.

He was also German Consul in Christchurch.


Margaret Hope MABERLY-SMITH (1910-1999)


Margaret was born on February 3rd 1910 in Colac,Victoria, Australia, the daughter of Robert Frederick and Fanny Isobel (Hope) Maberly-Smith. She trained as a teacher.

In 1937 she moved to India where she met and married engineer Crawford Gordon. On their way by boat to England in 1942 they were torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the South Atlantic and Crawford was drowned. Margaret was one of only two survivors after drifting in a liferaft for 52 days and was awarded the British Empire Medal for her bravery.

After a few years as a librarian in New York she returned in 1946 to Australia to become a nationally known children's librarian.

She was remarried to Roy Ingham.


Maxwell MABERLY-SMITH (1869-?)

Maxwell was born in Kent in 1869, the only son of George Maberly Smith, the Rector of Penshurst, Kent who was descended from Mary Pellatt née Maberly. Like his father he was educated at Cambridge University and in 1896 set up in practice as an architect.

He was also a designer and designed in 1901 for the Sunbeam company their first production model, the unusual 4-wheeled cycle-car produced under the name of the Sunbeam-Mabley.

He married Ellen Tillard in London in 1908 and Mary Katherine Gripper in 1922. He had two daughters, Kathleen and Stephanie with his first wife and Elizabeth with his second.


Edmund Philip Maberly MARGETTS (1846-1898)

Edmund was born in Victoria, Australia to Edmund and Sarah Ellen (née Maberly) in either 1844 or 1846. He became manager of the Wycheproof sheep station in 1867 until the owner's death in 1884 inheriting a large sum (£5000) from him as a "token of esteem".

In 1880 he was elected unopposed to the local St Arnaud shire council and was an active member. In 1882-3 he was made president of the council and was heavily involved in negotiating for the railway to be extended to Wycheproof. He also was also a Justice of the Peace (JP).

In 1885 he moved to Omeo in East Gippsland and used his legacy to buy the remote and historic Bindi sheep station.

He had married Ellen Elizabeth Watson on Aug 8th 1877 and had 9 children. He died on Oct 8th 1898 at the early age of 51.


Dayrell Reed OAKLEY-SMITH (1898-1985)


Dayrell Reed Oakley-Smith was born in 1898 in Kimberley, South Africa, the son of Archibald and Catherine (née Longhurst) Oakley-Hill. As such he was the grandson of Marianne Maberly (1831-1913) who married Edwin Longhurst and moved to South Africa. He joined the army, completed his military training at Sandhurst, and served with the Indian Army in Mesopotamia from November 1917 until after the end of World War I. He attained the rank of Colonel.

He was recruited for the Albanian mission in 1929 and served principally in Elbasan, where he learned Albanian and travelled extensively. He was among the British officers who were assigned the task of organizing the Albanian police force (Gendarmerie) in the 1930s under the direction of General Sir Jocelyn Percy. He was forced to leave Albania with the withdrawal of all the British officers in November 1938. During the early years of World War II, he worked for the Special Operations Executive in Belgrade and Kosova as a specialist for Albanian affairs to help organize the resistance. He was obliged to surrender to the Germans in Belgrade in 1941 and was held as a prisoner of war until October 1943. At the end of World War II, he headed the mission of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) to Albania to provide humanitarian assistance there until work became impossible and he resigned in 1946. From January 1951 to 1955, he was posted to the British Embassy in Athens and worked for M16. In later years, he served as chairman of the Anglo-Albanian Association in London.

His memoirs have been published by The Centre for Albanian Studies in the volume “An Englishman in Albania: Memoirs of a British Officer, 1929-1955,” from which this extract is taken.




Tara was born on Dec 23rd 1971 to landowners Charles and Patricia (née Dawson) Palmer-Tomkinson of Dummer Grange near Basingstoke in Hampshire. Her father, the great-great-great-grandson of John Maberly (the father of Maberly Street), was a former Olympic skier and High Sheriff of Hampshire. Tara attended various boarding schools as a child and then took a modelling course in London. Her modelling career took off and this, together with her close friendship with the Royal Family and her continual partygoing, earned her celebrity status via numerous TV appearances and magazine articles and the title of the IT girl.

She has written a regular gossip column in a UK national newspaper and recently took part in a reality TV series in the Australian jungle. An accomplished pianist, she has also played classical piano with a Symphony Orchestra in a charity concert.


Apsley PELLATT (1791-1863)


Apsley Pellatt was born in 1791, the third child and eldest son of Apsley Pellatt and Mary (née Maberly). At 21 he joined his father's speciality glassworks of Pellatt and Green and in 1819 patented the technique of encasing small figurines in glass called Cameo Incrustations or Sulphides for which he are primarily remembered. On his father's death in 1826 Apsley took over the company and changed its name to Apsley Pellatt.

He wrote a book in 1821 on glass making, reworked in 1849 as "Curiosities of Glassmaking". He had married Sophonia Kemp in 1814 and then Margaret Elizabeth Evans on Sep 3rd 1816, by whom he had 5 children. He died on Aug 17th, 1863.


Henry Mill PELLATT, CVO, Sir (1859-1939)


Henry Mill Pellatt was born in Kingston, Ontario on Jan 6th, 1859. He was the eldest son of well-to-do immigrant Captain Henry Mill Pellatt and a great-grandson of Mary Maberly, the sister of John Maberly, the Father of Maberly Street. The family moved to Toronto when Henry Mill was 2 years old. There he attended the exclusive Upper Canada College, joined his father's stockbroking firm of Pellatt and Osler in 1876 and married society girl Mary Dodgson (Jun 15th, 1882). Quite an athlete, he was the fastest miler in North America as a young man.

Following a series of very lucrative investments in land and railways and with the aid of a monopoly to supply electric street lighting to Toronto he was by the age of 30 a very rich and powerful man with a fortune worth, in today's terms, some $400 million. Around 1909 he commissioned the building of a mansion in Toronto in the style of a European castle which was completed in 3 years at a cost of $3.5 million ($40 million today). Henry Mill and his wife moved into the palatial residence, Casa Loma, in 1914 but within a few years financial reverses and the cost of upkeep had ruined him. After his wife's death in 1924 he moved to a small house in the suburbs with his chauffeur where he died virtually penniless on Mar 8th, 1939 but nevertheless received the largest funeral ever seen in Toronto. He was survived by his only child, Reginald, born in 1885. He had married a second time in 1927 to Catharine Welland Merritt who died in 1929.

He had received a knighthood in 1905 for his active support of the Queens Own Rifles (of which he ultimately became Colonel) and made Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1910. He was also a Knight of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.

Casa Loma is now a major tourist attraction.


Maberly PHILLIPS (1838-1923)

Maberly Phillips was born in 1838,  the son of Thomas Phillips and Esther née Pellatt and the grandson of Mary Maberly and Apsley Pellatt. He spent much of his life as a Bank of England cashier based in Northumberland.

He is chiefly remembered for his definitive book on the history of banking "A History of Banks & Banking in Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire" published in 1804. He was also, however, a keen numismatist and in 1900 wrote "The Token Money of the Bank of England 1797-1816"

He married Drusilla Pocock in 1862 and they brought up at least 8 children. After Drusilla's death in 1883 he remarried Jane Anna Ogilvie in 1886 and returned to live in London where he died on Nov 10th 1923.


Sir Charles English Hyde VILLIERS MC (1912-1992)



Charles English Hyde Villiers was born on Aug 14th, 1912 to Algernon Hyde Villiers and Beatrix Paul and as such was the great-grandson of Mary Maberly (1822-1891), the daughter of John Maberly and Anne Baillie.

After graduating from New College, Oxford he joined the Grenadier Guards and became a lieutenant-colonel during WWII, serving with the SOE from 1943-45 and being awarded the Military Cross. After the war he was a director of a number of major British companies, becoming chairman of British Steel from 1976-80. He was an officer of the Order of St John of Jerusalem and a Grand Officer of the Belgian Order of Leopold.

He married twice and had two sons and two daughters. His eldest daughter Diana is married to John Negroponte, American Deputy Secretary of State. He died on Jan 22nd, 1992