Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameHerbert ASQUITH
OccupationPoet and lawyer
FatherHerbert Henry ASQUITH (1852-1928)
MotherHelen Kelsall MELLAND (-1891)
SpouseCynthia CHARTERIS
Notes for Herbert ASQUITH
From WikipediaL:

The second son of H. H. Asquith, British Prime Minister — with whom he is frequently confused — and younger brother of Raymond Asquith. His wife Lady Cynthia Asquith, whom he married in 1910, the daughter of Hugo Richard Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss (1857–1937), was also a writer.

Asquith was greatly affected by his service with the Royal Artillery in World War I. His poems include "The Volunteer" and "The Fallen Subaltern", the latter being a tribute to fallen soldiers. His books include "Roon" and "Young Orland"
Notes for Cynthia CHARTERIS
An English writer, now known for her ghost stories and diaries. She also wrote novels and edited a number of anthologies, as well as writing for children and on the British Royal family.

Her father was Hugo Richard Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss (1857–1937) and her mother Mary Constance Wyndham (see The Souls). She married Herbert Asquith in 1910.

In 1913 she met D. H. Lawrence in Margate, and became a friend and correspondent.

During World War I, to supplement her husband's income, she took a position as secretary to Peter Pan creator J. M. Barrie, with whom she became close friends, continuing to work for him until his death in 1937. Barrie left the bulk of his estate – minus the Peter Pan works – to her.

The author L. P. Hartley became a lifelong friend after they met in the early 1920s.
Last Modified 26 Mar 2011Created 28 Jan 2018 using Reunion for Macintosh