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DAME SYBIL THORNDIKE
 
 
ACTRESS: AGNES SYBIL THORNDIKE aka
DAME SYBIL THORNDIKE a Family History

Born 24-Oct-1882 Gainsborough Lincolnshire Ref: Gainsbro’ Dec 1882 7a 736
Marriage Ref: Malling Dec 1908 2a 1428 Lewis Thomas Casson.
Died 9-Jun-1976 London.
Children:
John 1909
Christopher 1912
Mary 1914
Ann 1915

I can remember meeting Dame Sybil, When I was about 9 years old, She came to my School (Christ Church Chelsea.) and presented me with a book on wild animals.

I also remember my dad telling me how he had know her brother. I myself could not write about Sybil life and career, and do her any justice. So I will just  write about her family history.
 
 

Arthur John Webster Thorndike Father Born 1854 Quebec Canada
Married Ref: Southampton Sep 1881 2c 12 Agnes Macdonald Bowers
Death Ref: St Geo Han Sq  Dec 1917 1a 525, age 64

List of the Clergy 1896
Arth John Webster Thorndike, M.A.  Cam. P 1877. Surr.  Vic. 1892, S. Margaret

1861  Dunchurch Road, Rugby Warwickshire.
Daniel Thorndike Head 56 Colonel Army Artillery Ipswich Suffolk
Isabella Thorndike Wife 47 Windermere Cumberland
Herbert R Thorndike Son 9 Scholar Woolwich Kent
Francis H Thorndike Son 8  Scholar Quebec
Arthur J W Thorndike Son 7 Scholar  Quebec
Godfrey R Thorndike Son 5 Scholar Woolwich Kent
Isabella M J H Thorndike 1 Rugby Warwickshire
Lydia Burdett Servant 27 Nurse Maid Sutton Northamptonshire
Mary A Hancocks Servant 28 Cook West Haddon Northamptonshire
Margaret Stewart Servant 20 House Maid Millwood Yorkshire
Mary Burford Servant 15 Nursery Maid Rugby Warwickshire.

1871  11 Lambridge Grove Lodge, Walcot, Bath Somersetshire
Daniel Thorndike Head 76 Lieutenant  General Royal Artillery  Ipswich Suffolk
Isabella Thorndike Wife 58 Windermere Cumberland
Francis Henry Thorndike Son 18 Quebec Canada
Arthur J W Thorndike Son 17 Quebec Canada
Isabella J M H Thorndike Daughter 11 Grantham Lincolnshire
Mary Sophia Rudd Cousin 51 Lincolnshire
Matilda Adcock Servant  52 Cook Bath Somerset
Harriet Hurst Servant 25 Housemaid Nailsea Somerset
Harriet A Collard Servant 17 Lady Maid Chelsea Middlesex.

1891  2, Minor Canon Row, Rochester  Kent
Arthur J W Thorndike Head 37  Clerk In Holy Orders Minor Canon Mission Priest Chaplain To H M C Pris Quebec Canada
Agnes Macdonald Thorndike Wife 33 Southampton Hampshire
Agnes Sybil Thorndike Daughter  8 Gainsborough Lincolnshire
Arthur R Thorndike Son  6 Rochester Kent
Ellen J Thorndike Daughter 3 Months Rochester Kent
Jane B Capon Servant 25 Cook Domestic Servant Rochester Kent
Ellen R Tinker Servant 18 Nurse Domestic Servant Chatham Kent.

1901  60, St Margarets Street, Rochester St Margaret Intra.
A J W Thorndike Head 47 Priest Church Of England Canada Quebec
A M Thorndike Wife 42 Southampton
A S Thorndike Daughter 18 Ganasboro Lincolnshire
A R Thorndike Son 16 Rochester Kent
E J Thorndike Daughter 10 Rochester Kent
F H Thorndike Son 6 Rochester Kent
Picton Thwaites Visitor Married  31 Mercantile U S S Coy Chief Officer Moor
D Thwaites Visitor Married  20 Southampton
Lillie George Servant 18 Cook Domestic Rochester Kent
Emily F Hunt Servant 17 Housemaid Domestic Rochester Kent
Eliza Feist Servant 18 Nursery Maid Domestic Sittingbourne Kent
Daisy Walton Boarder 22 Living On Own Means Maida Vale London

Agnes Macdonald Bowers Mother
Birth Ref: Southampton Dec 1857 2c 32
Death Ref: Chelsea Mar 1933 1a 673 age 74.

1871   Clift Street School For Young Ladies (Private), Cheddar  Somerset
Adela Fanny Bowers Pupil  14  Hampshire
Agnes Mcdonald Bowers Pupil  13 Hampshire

1881 Glen Luce, The Avenue, Millbrook Hampshire
John Bowers Head 54 Supt Engineer S M N R.M.S.P. Coy  Scotland
Elizabeth Bowers Wife 49  Portsmouth Hampshire
Agnes Bowers Daughter 23 Southampton Hampshire
Bella Bowers Daughter 21 Southampton Hampshire
William Bowers Son 19 Under Graduate At Oxford Southampton Hampshire
Edward Bowers Son 17 Scholar Southampton Hampshire
Fanny Reeves Visitor 30 Portsmouth  Hampshire
Rebecca Luckhurst Servant 32 Cook Dom Southampton Hampshire
Amy Coyle Servant 17 Housemaid Dom Southampton Hampshire

1891  2, Minor Canon Row, Rochester  Kent
Arthur J W Thorndike Head 37  Clerk In Holy Orders Minor Canon Mission Priest Chaplain To H M C Pris Quebec Canada
Agnes Macdonald Thorndike Wife 33 Southampton Hampshire
Agnes Sybil Thorndike Daughter  8 Gainsborough Lincolnshire
Arthur R Thorndike Son  6 Rochester Kent
Eileen I Thorndike Daughter 3 Months Rochester Kent
Jane B Capon Servant 25 Cook Domestic Servant Rochester Kent
Ellen R Tinker Servant 18 Nurse Domestic Servant Chatham Kent.

1901  60, St Margarets Street, Rochester St Margaret Intra.
A J W Thorndike Head 47 Priest Church Of England Canada Quebec
A M Thorndike Wife 42 Southampton
A S Thorndike Daughter 18 Ganasboro Lincolnshire
A R Thorndike Son 16 Rochester Kent
E J Thorndike Daughter 10 Rochester Kent
F H Thorndike Son 6 Rochester Kent
Picton Thwaites Visitor Married  31  Mercantile U S S Coy Chief Officer Moor
D Thwaites Visitor Married  20  Southampton
Lillie George Servant 18 Cook Domestic Rochester Kent
Emily F Hunt Servant 17 Housemaid Domestic Rochester Kent
Eliza Feist Servant 18 Nursery Maid Domestic Sittingbourne Kent
Daisy Walton Boarder 22  Living On Own Means Maida Vale London

Arthur John Webster Thorndike  and Agnes Macdonald Bowers  Parents
Children;
Agnes Born 24-Oct-1882 Gainsborough Lincolnshire Ref: Gainsbro’ Dec 1882 7a 736
Arthur Russell Born 6-Feb-1885 Rochester Kent Birth Ref: Medway Mar 1885 2a 599
Actor and Novelist Died 7-Nov-1972 London.
Eileen Isabelle  Born 31-Jan-1891 Rochester Kent
Birth Ref: Medway Mar 1891 2a 605
Marriage Ref: Wigton Sep 1918 10 b 1127  Maurice Ewbank
Actress, She was also Stage Director to The Embassy Theatre School of Acting , now called the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Died 17-Apr-1954
Francis Herbert Birth Ref: Medway Sep 1894 2a 554.
30-Aug-1917 Flight, Personals, Casualties.
Second Lieutenant Francis Herbert  Thorndike R.F.C. was the son of Canon and Mrs Thorndike, 75  St. George’s Square, S.W. He was educated at the King’s School, Rochester, and very early showed strong dramatic and musical ability, appearing as a boy in a number of London plays.
In the first mouth of the war he joined Westminster Dragoons, and served as a trooper in the Suez fighting of 1914, and later in Gallipoli at Suvla Bay. Invalided home, he took a commission in the Yeomanry, Transferred to the R.F.C., in which he made very rapid progress, being sent to the front as a pilot.
Name: Francis Herbert THORNDIKE
Regiment, Corps etc.: Royal Flying Corps
Last name: Thorndike
First name(s): Francis Herbert
Initials: F H
Rank: Lieutenant
Date died: 17 August 1917
How died: Died of wounds
Supplementary Notes: [Territorial] (LINC YEO)
Name: Francis Herbert THORNDIKE
Regiment, Corps etc.: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps)
Battalion etc.: Lincolnshire Yeomanry
Last name: Thorndike  First name(s): Francis Herbert
Initials: F H
Rank: Lieutenant
Date died: 17 August 1917
How died: Died of wounds
Supplementary Notes: (R F C)


Daniel Thorndike  Grandfather Chr 3-Aug-1794 Saint Laurence Ipswich Suffolk.
Freeman of Ipswich Suffolk 1815
Royal Regiment of Artillery
2nd Lieut  1-May-1815
1st Lieut  8-May-1819
Captain  28-Dec-1835

Death Ref: Bath Dec 1875 5c 461 age 81

Marriage 1 Frances Christiana Faunie 10-Nov-1818 Oswestry Shropshire.
Children:
1. Julia Anne Born 30-Oct-1819 Chr 4-Feb-1820 Saint Mary Magdalene Woolwich
Married  Henry Clarke Duppa Ref: Faversham Sep 1840 5 207.
2. Charles France Chr 20-Jul-1821 Oswestry Shropshire.
Marriage Ref: Honiton Mar 1845 10 189 Mary Ann Vinnicombe
List of the Clergy 1896 Chas Faunce Thorndike p 1867, cons. Chapl. 1883, at Trieste.

1851  90, Islington, Liverpool
Charles F Thorndike Head 30  Late Captain Royal Artillery Gentleman Oswestry Shropshire
Mary A Thorndike Wife 27 Jamaica British Subject
Agnes M Thorndike  Daughter 5 Scholar London
Anne C Thorndike Daughter 4 Scholar Southsea Hampshire
Mary Anne Sharp Aunt Widow  46 Jamaica British Subject

Marriage 2. Isabella Russell  Ref Llanfyllin Dec 1850 27 121

1841  Friningham, Thornham Kent
Henry Duppa 35 Ind Kent
Julia Duppa 21 Kent
Daniel Thorndike 35 Captain Royal Artillery
Bridges Faunce 40 Ind
Ann Hodges 30 F.S. Kent
Eliza Gratum 20 F.S. Kent
William Smith 35 M.S. Kent

1861  Dunchurch Road, Rugby Warwickshire.
Daniel Thorndike Head 56 Colonel Army Artillery Ipswich Suffolk
Isabella Thorndike Wife 47 Windermere Cumberland
Herbert R Thorndike Son 9 Scholar Woolwich Kent
Francis H Thorndike Son 8 Scholar Quebec
Arthur J W Thorndike Son 7 Scholar  Quebec
Godfrey R Thorndike Son 5 Scholar Woolwich Kent
Isabella M J H Thorndike 1 Rugby Warwickshire
Lydia Burdett Servant 27 Nurse Maid Sutton Northamptonshire
Mary A Hancocks Servant 28 Cook West Haddon Northamptonshire
Margaret Stewart Servant 20  House Maid Millwood Yorkshire
Mary Burford Servant 15 Nursery Maid Rugby Warwickshire.

1871  11 Lambridge Grove Lodge, Walcot, Bath Somersetshire
Daniel Thorndike Head 76 Lieutenant General Royal Artillery  Ipswich
Isabella Thorndike Wife 58  Windermere Cumberland
Francis Henry Thorndike Son 18 Quebec Canada
Arthur J W Thorndike Son 17 Quebec Canada
Isabella J M H Thorndike Daughter 11 Grantham Lincolnshire
Mary Sophia Rudd Cousin 51 Lincolnshire
Matilda Adcock Servant  52 Cook Bath Somerset
Harriet Hurst Servant 25 Housemaid Nailsea Somerset
Harriet A Collard Servant 17 Lady Maid Chelsea Middlesex.

Isabella Russell Grandmother
Born abt 1814  Windermere Cumberland
Death Ref: Bath Jun 1895 5c 414 age 81

1841 Bryny Gwalie, Llangedwin, Scrwgan & Llangedwin
Isabella Russell 26 Independent means.

1861  Dunchurch Road, Rugby Warwickshire.
Daniel Thorndike Head 56 Colonel Army Artillery Ipswich Suffolk
Isabella Thorndike Wife 47  Windermere Cumberland
Herbert R Thorndike Son 9 Scholar Woolwich Kent
Francis H Thorndike Son 8  Scholar Quebec
Arthur J W Thorndike Son 7 Scholar  Quebec
Godfrey R Thorndike Son 5  Scholar Woolwich Kent
Isabella M J H Thorndike 1  Rugby Warwickshire
Lydia Burdett Servant 27  Nurse Maid Sutton Northamptonshire
Mary A Hancocks Servant 28  Cook West Haddon Northamptonshire
Margaret Stewart Servant 20  House Maid Millwood Yorkshire
Mary Burford Servant 15 Nursery Maid Rugby Warwickshire.

1871  11 Lambridge Grove Lodge, Walcot, Bath Somersetshire
Daniel Thorndike Head 76 Lieutenant General Royal Artillery  Ipswich
Isabella Thorndike Wife 58 Windermere Cumberland
Francis Henry Thorndike Son 18 Quebec Canada
Arthur J W Thorndike Son 17  Quebec Canada
Isabella J M H Thorndike Daughter 11  Grantham Lincolnshire
Mary Sophia Rudd Cousin 51  Lincolnshire
Matilda Adcock Servant  52 Cook Bath Somerset
Harriet Hurst Servant 25 Housemaid Nailsea Somerset
Harriet A Collard Servant 17 Lady Maid  Chelsea Middlesex.

1881  28, Paragon, Bath Walcot  Somerset
Isabella Thorndike Widow Widow  64 Independent Means Cumberland
Francis Thorndike Son Single  28  Capt 107 Regt Quebec Canada
Ada Thorndike Daughter Single  20 Kent
Elizabeth Jones Servant Single  24 Cook Carmarthen Carmarthenshire Wales
Lousia Toogood Servant Single  25 Housemaid Bath Somerset

1891  28, Paragon, Bath  Somersetshire
Isabella Thorndike Head Widow  76  Own Means Windermere  Westmorland
Isabella M Thorndike Daughter Single  31  Own Means Rugby
Rose K Sherlock Visitor Single  26  Own Means Southwell Nottinghamshire
Mary Scott Servant Single  38  Cook Swansea Glamorganshire
Emily Sainsbury Servant Single  21 House Maid Sherston Gloucestershire

Daniel Thorndike and Isabella Russell Grandparents
Children:
1. Herbert Russell For same reason his birth was registered twice ?
Ref: Greenwich Dec 1851 5 284. Ref: Lewisham Dec 1851 5 342.
Death Ref: Bath Dec 1861 5c 463
2. Francis Henry 1853  Quebec Canada
The Royal Sussex Regiment  2-Dec-1874 Lieutenant , 21-Jul-1880 Captain, 29-Jul-1884 Major.
3. Arthur J W 1854  Quebec Canada
4.Godfrey Russell 1856 Woolwich Kent Death Ref: Bath Dec 1861 5c 463
5. Isabella Josephine Maria Honoria 
Birth Ref: Rugby Dec 1859 6d 410  Chr 26-Jan-1860 Saint Matthews Rugby
Death Ref: Paddington Sep 1909 1a 40 age 49
1901 15, Queensborough Terrace, Paddington.
Isabella Thorndike Visitor Single 69  Rugby Warwickshire

Samuel Thorndike Great Grandfather  Ann Hall Great Grandmother
Children
James Hall Christen 17-Nov-1782 Saint Lawrence Ipswich Suffolk
Ann Christen 25-Oct-1784  Saint Lawrence Ipswich Suffolk
Joseph Christen 12-Jun-1786 Saint Lawrence Ipswich Suffolk
George Christen 2-Feb-1788 Saint Lawrence Ipswich Suffolk
Elizabeth Christen 26-Jun-1791 Saint Lawrence Ipswich Suffolk.
Honoria Christen 14-Jul-1793 Saint Lawrence Ipswich Suffolk
Daniel Christen 3-Aug-1794 Saint Lawrence Ipswich Suffolk
Charles Alexanderisten  Chr 15-Sep-1796 Saint Lawrence Ipswich Suffolk
Andrew Christen 1-Jan-1800 Saint Lawrence Ipswich Suffolk

1851  90, Islington, Liverpool
Charles F Thorndike Head 30 Late Captain Royal Artillery Gentleman Oswestry Shropshire
Mary A Thorndike Wife 27 Jamaica British Subject
Agnes M Thorndike  Daughter 5 Scholar London
Anne C Thorndike Daughter 4 Scholar Southsea Hampshire
Mary Anne Sharp Aunt Widow  46 Jamaica British Subject

1861  Dunchurch Road, Rugby Warwickshire.
Daniel Thorndike Head 56 Colonel Army Artillery Ipswich Suffolk
Isabella Thorndike Wife 47 Windermere Cumberland
Herbert R Thorndike Son 9 Scholar Woolwich Kent
Francis H Thorndike Son 8 Scholar Quebec
Arthur J W Thorndike Son 7 Scholar  Quebec
Godfrey R Thorndike Son 5 Scholar Woolwich Kent
Isabella M J H Thorndike 1 Rugby Warwickshire
Lydia Burdett Servant 27 Nurse Maid Sutton Northamptonshire
Mary A Hancocks Servant 28 Cook West Haddon Northamptonshire
Margaret Stewart Servant 20 House Maid Millwood Yorkshire
Mary Burford Servant 15 Nursery Maid Rugby Warwickshire

1871  11 Lambridge Grove Lodge, Walcot, Bath Somersetshire
Daniel Thorndike Head 76 Lieutenant  General Royal Artillery  Ipswich Suffolk
Isabella Thorndike Wife 58 Windermere Cumberland
Francis Henry Thorndike Son 18 Quebec Canada
Arthur J W Thorndike Son 17 Quebec Canada
Isabella J M H Thorndike Daughter 11 Grantham Lincolnshire
Mary Sophia Rudd Cousin 51 Lincolnshire
Matilda Adcock Servant  52 Cook Bath Somerset
Harriet Hurst Servant 25 Housemaid Nailsea Somerset
Harriet A Collard Servant 17 Lady Maid Chelsea Middlesex

1891  2, Minor Canon Row, Rochester  Kent
Arthur J W Thorndike Head 37  Clerk In Holy Orders Minor Canon Mission Priest Chaplain To H M C Pris Quebec Canada
Agnes Macdonald Thorndike Wife 33 Southampton Hampshire
Agnes Sybil Thorndike Daughter  8 Gainsborough Lincolnshire
Arthur R Thorndike Son  6 Rochester Kent
Ellen J Thorndike Daughter 3 Months Rochester Kent
Jane B Capon Servant 25 Cook Domestic Servant Rochester Kent
Ellen R Tinker Servant 18 Nurse Domestic Servant Chatham Kent.

1901  60, St Margarets Street, Rochester St Margaret Intra.
A J W Thorndike Head 47 Priest Church Of England Canada Quebec
A M Thorndike Wife 42 Southampton
A S Thorndike Daughter 18 Ganasboro Lincolnshire
A R Thorndike Son 16  Rochester Kent
E J Thorndike Daughter 10  Rochester Kent
F H Thorndike Son 6 Rochester Kent
Picton Thwaites Visitor Married  31 Mercantile U S S Coy Chief Officer Moor
D Thwaites Visitor Married  20 Southampton
Lillie George Servant 18 Cook Domestic Rochester Kent
Emily F Hunt Servant 17 Housemaid Domestic Rochester Kent
Eliza Feist Servant 18 Nursery Maid Domestic Sittingbourne Kent
Daisy Walton Boarder 22 Living On Own Means Maida Vale London