See also

Mary Ann Attfield (1837-1911)

Name: Mary Ann Attfield
Sex: Female
Father: Charles Attfield (1809-1873)
Mother: Henrietta Hart (1806-1874)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 1837 Farnham, Surrey
Baptism 6 Oct 1837 (age 0) Farnham (source IGI)
Census 1841 (age 3-4) Living with parents
Census 1851 (age 13-14) Pupil, Ripley, Surrey
Census 1861 (age 23-24) Living with parents
Census 1881 (age 43-44) Matron, Charterhouse School, Godalming (unmarried)
Census 1901 (age 63-64) House matron, Charterhouse Block, Godalming (unmarried)
Death fact 1911 (age 73-74) 1911 Dec Qtr, Hambledon, 2a/202 (aged 74)
Death 2 Nov 1911 (age 73-74) Lynwood, Cranleigh, Surrey
Burial 4 Nov 1911 St Nicolas, Cranleigh, Surrey (aged 74, abode Bridge Road, Cranleigh)
Probate 30 Nov 1911 Probate, London (folio 1599) to Henrietta Attfield, spinster, Ernest Crundwell, solicitor, & Oswald Hawkins Latter, schoolmaster

Individual Note 1

More dreaded than any master by the boys of Saunderites - the Headmaster's house - was their matron, Miss Attfield. Her inflexible resolution was reinforced by her appearance, as of a scorbutic martello tower. Whether your head ached (for which ailment proof was required), your hand bled or your ankle was sprained, no reasoning with "the" Attfield until you had absorbed a tumbler of the powerful drench known as House Mixture: ("Otherwise I shall 'ave to speak to the 'Ead Master at our next Teat à Teat conversation"). The only occasion on which I saw her for the moment set back was when a newly arrived Siamese Royal Prince answered that he did not know how many brothers and sisters he had, because he had never counted. The Attfield seemed genuinely appalled by the implications of this artless reply.

The Memoirs of Sir Ronald Storrs, by Ronald Storrs, Ayer Publishing, 1972, ISBN 040504593X

(on Google Books)


Blessed as Dr. Haig Brown was with constitutional vigour, with bodily strength, and with children to whom he was devoted, he was blessed also in the fidelity of those who spent large portions of their lives in his service. There are surely remarkable indications of the good understanding, the justness and comfortable order which pervaded his home circle in the records of the matron of Saunderites, Miss Attfield, who worked in that capacity for twenty-six years, always loyal to the Doctor...

William Haig Brown of Charterhouse : a short biographical memoir (Macmillan, 1908)

Individual Note 2

ATTFIELD Mary Ann of Lynwood Cranleigh Surrey spinster died 2 November 1911. Probate London 30 November to Henrietta Attfield spinster Ernest Crundwell solicitor and Oswald Hawkins Latter schoolmaster. Effects £8541 2s. 3d.