Actor-manager, Haymarket Theatre (1887-1897),. Built Her Majesty’s theatre, founded RADA (1904),, knighted (1909),. He lodged in Haverstock Hill in the 1880s and lived grandly at The Grange, Branch Hill 1890-91. One of his 3 daughters, the actress Violet Parsons, who died in 1938is buried next to him in F 002. The film director Carol Reed…
Ellen and her sister Constance (1844 – 1929),, nieces of Sir Rowland Hill, lived for many years at 110 Frognal and previously with their father at 27 Thurlow Road. Ellen was a portrait painter, who also ran a servants’ home at No 1 New End Square. Constance was a writer.
Water colourist, stained glass designer and maker. For 16 years Churchwarden of the parish church and a liberal benefactor. The nave and transept windows in the church were designed by him and made by his firm, Clayton and Bell. He also designed a new font in 1885 and a new nave ceiling.
Landscape and stained glass artist [? son of Alfred Bell]
A notable collector of engravings, musical autographs and portraits, and of bookplates. He is also know for his Annals of Tennis (1878), – ‘a work of minute and exhaustive research’ ‘DNB’. His wife, Florence (1843-1922), was a composer and conductor.
Professor of Music, a pious and respected inhabitant of this village’.