Henry Andrew JOLLIFFE (1850–1877)
His wife Mrs Henrietta JOLLIFFE, née Brown (1854–1917)
His younger brother Arthur Ernest JOLLIFFE (1871–1944)
St Giles (Ss Philip & James) section: Row 35, Grave K40

Henry Andrew Jolliffe



WHO DIED MAY 30 1877







DIED MARCH 17 1944



Henry Andrew Jolliffe was born in Hertford in 1850, the eldest son of Henry Jolliffe and Anne Speller. By 1861 his family had moved to Oxford, and Henry (10) was living at Little Clarendon Street in Oxford. In 1871 Henry (20) was a compositor, still living with his family, but now in Little Clarendon Street.
For more information about his background, see his parents' adjoining grave.

Henrietta Brown was born in Bermondsey in early 1854 and baptised at St Mary Magdalene Church there on 30 April. She was the eldest child of the compositor Benjamin Cooper Brown and his wife Charlotte Elizabeth Palmer, who were married at St Leonard's Church in Shoreditch on 7 July 1849. The family moved to Hertford in about 1858, and then on to Oxford in about 1866. At the time of the 1871 census Henrietta (16) was a sempstress, living at 26 Cranham Street with her father Benjamin (44) and her mother Charlotte (41), plus her siblings Joseph (14), who was a compositor, and Edward (12), Alfred (9), Charlotte (7), Elizabeth (6), Benjamin (4), and Frederick (2).

On 3 August 1876 at Ss Philip & James's Church, Oxford, Henry Andrew Jolliffe, described as a compositor of Kingston Road, married Henrietta Brown of Wytham Terrace in Kingston Road.

Henry died childless just ten months after his marriage:

† Henry Andrew Jolliffe died at Kingston Road at the age of 27 on 30 May 1877 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 4 June (burial recorded in the parish registers of St Giles's and Ss Philip & James's Church).

His widow Henrietta is hard to find in the 1881 and 1891 censuses: it is possible that she was working as a nurse abroad.

At the time of the 1901 census Mrs Henrietta Jolliffe (46), who was a sick nurse, was back in Oxford and was living at 14 Walton Crescent with her widowed mother-in-law Anne Jolliffe (70) and her sister-in-law Miss Mary Jolliffe (43).

In 1911 Henrietta Jolliffe (56), described as a hospital nurse, was living with the Fitzmaurice family at Titness Cottage, Sunninghill, Berkshire.

Mrs Jolliffe was living at 18 Leckford Road when she died at an Oxford nursing home in 1917, forty years after her husband:

† Mrs Henrietta Jolliffe née Brown died at the Acland Home in Oxford at the age of 62 on 20 February 1917 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 23 February (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).

Her effects came to £386 11s. 4d., and her executor was the timber clerk Arthur John Brown.

Arthur Ernest Jolliffe (born 1871)

Arthur, brother of Henry Andrew Jolliffe above, was born at 38 Cardigan Street, Oxford on 23 January 1871 and baptised at St Barnabas's Church on 18 February. He was the youngest son of Henry Jolliffe, a house painter, and Anne Speller. For more information about his background, see his parents' adjoining grave.

His father died in 1876 just after Arthur's fifth birthday, leaving his mother in reduced circumstances. At the time of the 1881 census his mother Anne (50) was the servant of a lady at 11 Warnborough Road, and Arthur (10) was allowed to live there with her.

Arthur attended Ss Philip & James's School and won a Public Elementary School Scholarship to the Boys' High School in George Street. In 1886 he came first in the Junior Oxford Local Examination, and Jackson's Oxford Journal on 2 October 1886 reports that the Earl of Jersey (the High Steward) came to the school to congratulate him in person, and undertook to pay his school fees for the rest of his time at school.

Arthur was matriculated at the University of Oxford from Balliol College at the age of 17 on 18 October 1888, later winning a mathematical scholarship

At the time of the 1891 census Arthur (20), described as an undergraduate, was paying a visit to the retired grocer & draper Mrs Elizabeth Cottam (65), who lived at Mount Villas, Tuckeridge, Hertfordshire. His mother, now aged 60, was working as the cook of a family who lived at 9 Banbury Road, and it is possible that he was not allowed to stay with her in university vacations.

Later in 1891 Arthur gained a First in Mathematics and was elected to a Mathematical Fellowship at Corpus Christi College.

On 1 July 1899 at St Paul's Church, Oxford, Arthur Ernest Jolliffe (28), described as a tutor of Corpus Christi College, married Eliza Ostler (31) of 14 Walton Crescent, the daughter of the tailor James Ostler. They had three children:

  • Norah Christina Jolliffe (born in Abingdon in 1900)
  • Arthur George Warrington Jolliffe (born in Abingdon in 1902)
  • Margaret Ellen Jolliffe (born at 227 Woodstock Road on 20 October 1904 and baptised at Ss Philip & James's Church on 21 November).

By 1900 the family had moved to Abingdon, and at the time of the 1901 census Arthur (30) and Eliza (33) were living at 4 St John's Road there with their first child Norah (nine months). They employed a cook and a nurse.

In 1903 Arthur was appointed an assistant tutor at Jesus College, in addition to his Fellowship at Corpus. From 1903 to 1913 he was President of the Oxford High School Old Boys' Club. One of the houses at the school, Jolliffe House, was named after him.

At the time of the 1911 census Arthur (40) and Eliza (43) were living at 227 Woodstock Road with their children Norah (10), Arthur (9), Margaret (6), plus three servants.

His daughter Norah was educated at Cheltenham Ladies College, and came up to Girton to read Classics as a Higgins Scholar.

Arthur was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the University of London in 1920, retiring in 1934. He has a short entry in Wikipedia.

Arthur Ernest Jolliffe died in 1944 and was buried here in his brother's grave:

† Arthur Ernest Jolliffe died at 64 Park Town at the age of 73 on 17 March 1944 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 20 March (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).

His obituary appeared in The Times on 20 March 1944, and in the Oxford Magazine for 1943/4. His effects came to £7,204 9s. 10d., and his executors were his elder daughter Miss Norah Christina Jolliffe and his solicitor.

His wife Eliza remained at 64 Park Town and died there at the age of 81 on 20 December 1949. Her effects came to £732 1s. 9d., and again her daughter Norah acted as executor. She was not buried with her husband.

Children of Arthur Ernest Jolliffe and Eliza
  • Norah Christina Jolliffe (born 1900) never married. She had several teaching and lecturing posts, the last at Royal Holloway College as Senior Lecturer in Classics, and returned to Girton to direct studies in Classics and Archaeology & Anthropology until her death. She died at the Evelyn Nursing Home in Cambridge at the age of 50 on 9 June 1951. Her effects came to £6,505 1s. 6d., and her executors were her brother George and sister Margaret. Her personal papers are held in Girton College Library, and include photographs and information on the Jolliffe family. Her obituary appeared in The Times on 12 June 1951.
  • Arthur George Warrington Jolliffe (born 1902) joined the army. In 1932 in Kensington he married Mrs Florence Maud Heard, the daughter of Frank Granville Cock of Northam, North Devon. On 5 March 1956 Major (Hon. Lt.-Col.) Jolliffe (27126) (Royal Berkshire, Retired) was appointed Lieutenant in the Army Cadet Force in Oxford. He died in Oxford in 1975.
  • Margaret Ellen Jolliffe (born 1904) never married and remained in Oxford. She is probably the M.E. Jolliffe living at 20 Wykeham Crescent in Cowley in the 1970s. She died in Oxford in 1988.



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