Magistrate. Head of a family who lived in the Frognal area for many years. His son, Reginald Heber Prance([1829 to 1912), who lived at The Ferms, 23 Frognal Lane, was a great benefactor of St Stephen’s and Christ Church.
FRS, FGS. Barrister at Law, Treasurer of the Hon. Society of Grays Inn, for 25 years His Majesty’s Solicitor of Excise. Involved i the management of important changes effected in the excise revenue. Residences at Frognal in this parish and Eshott in Northumberland.
Solicitor. For many years secretary of the Royal Sailors’ Daughters’ Home in Fitzjohn’s Avenue – now Monro House, named after him. He wrote a history of the Hampstead Cricket Club (1949), in which it is stated that he was a Reptonian, an Oxonian, and no mean cricketer. He joined the club in 1896.
OBE, Chevalier, Order of the Crown of Belgium. Barrister, Metropolitan Police Magistrate (1928-44),. Chairman of the Heath & Old Hampstead Society.
KCB. Senior Master of Supreme Court and King’s Remembrancer (1912-20),; jurist, author and editor of law works. His wife, Dame Agnes (died St Agnes Eve 1925), was niece of Mary Howitt
Barrister. Married Sylvia (1866-1910), second daughter of George du Maurier. Their 3 eldest sons met J M Barrie in Hyde Park in 1897, and inspired his Peter Pan (1903). When their parents died tragically young, Barrie became the guardian of all 5 boys. Their story has been told in a biography and dramatised for television…
Sworn clerk of the Six Clerks Office. These were officers of the Court of Chancery in Chancery Lane, disestablished by a statute of 1841.
FRS, of 32 Fitzroy Square, for many years one of the Masters of H M Court of Common Pleas at Westminster’. DNB adds that he was a naturalist and an original member of the Zoological Society.
KCMG, DCL. – Judge of the High Court of Bombay, Judicial Adviser to HH the Khedive of Egypt, Deputy Judge Advocate General to HM forces. His wife Edgeworth Leanora (1842 – 1924),, named after Maria Edgeworth, was a niece of Sir Rowland Hill, the postal reformer. Sir John was also linked to the Hill family…
Retired Librarian of the Inner Temple; eldest son of John Martin, bibliographer and librarian at Woburn ‘DNB’.
Chairman of local magistrates, lived at Cannon Hill.
Solicitor – Clerk to Hampstead Vestry (1832-68),, Clerk to the Guardians, Superintendent Registrar, and Secretary to the Copyholders Committeee (who fought the Heath battle against the Lord of the Manor),. His father lived at Admiral’s House.