North Street, Newry, County Down

North Street, Newry, County Down
North Street, Newry, County Down

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Ethne Patricia Biddulph [1889 -1974]

The fourth and youngest daughter of Assheton Biddulph and Florence Caroline Boothby, Ethne Patricia lived at Moneyguyneen with her parents until the death of her father Assheton in Bath in 1916.
She trained as a masseuse in Dublin. Her name can be found in the UK, Physiotherapy and Masseuse Registers, 1895-1980 ISTM Certificate holders 1917-1919. The ISTM or Incorporated Society of Trained Masseuses, was to be found at 157 Great Portland Street, London.
From 1920-21 her address appears as Moneyguyneen, Birr. Perhaps her mother Florence was still living there.
She appears again in the Registers under CSMMG [Chartered Society of Masseuses & Medical Gymnasts] and CSP [The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy] 1920-1935. Additional Qualification Registered M.E. [not practising]. Her address is given as Pan’s Garden, Warnham.
In 1926 she travelled to Algeria to visit her sister Ierne and her sister’s husband Alexander Granville, a British official serving with the Egyptian government, before his early death after a long illness, in London, in 1929.
She again travelled with Norah Beatrice Biddulph, aged 47, and their mother Florence Caroline Biddulph, aged 74, from Southampton to Morocco in 1933. All three gave Pan's Garden, Warnham as their address. She was 43.
Her name appears in The London Gazette, 7 January, 1955, under the heading As Serving Sisters: Ethne Patricia, Miss Biddulph.
Ethne Patricia Biddulph died in 1974. She was 85 years old. She never married.

Biddulph, Ethne Patricia, of Court Cottage, Court La, Hadlow nr Tonbridge, died 16 September 1974. Probate Brighton 19 November. £24, 832. 74051231E [England and Wales, National Probate Calendar].

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