The Greenfield Family

Edith Anna (Greenfield) Waring

Birth: 1893, in Paddington, Middlesex, England

Father: Herbert Bunce Greenfield

Mother: Edith Mary (Bridges) Greenfield

Married: Charles Henry Waring in February 1917 in St Marylebone district, London, England

Edith and Charles were divorced in 1930, on the husband's petition citing Claude P. Dansey as co-respondent.

Charles was born in Westminster district, Middlesex on 6 December 1888, the son of William Wheat Waring and Sophia Annie Scobell. He was educated at Eton College.
Charles was an army officer. He was commissioned as second lieutenant (on probation) in the 18th (Victoria Mary, Princess of Wales's Own) Hussars on 7 November 1908 (London Gazette 6 November 1908 p8028) and confirmed in that rank on 7 November 1910 (London Gazette 8 November 1910 p7980). He was promoted to lieutenant on 19 July 1911 (London Gazette 29 August 1911 p6373) but placed tempoarily on the half-pay list on account of ill-health on 26 May 1912 (London Gazette 7 June 1912 p4133). Charles resigned his commission on 13 December 1913 (London Gazette 12 December 1913 p9172), and was placed in the Special Reserve of officers on that same date (London Gazette 12 December 1913 p9173). Charles was appointed adjutant in the Royal Flying Corps on 31 December 1916 (London Gazette 19 January 1917 p808), which came along with the temporary rank of captain (London Gazette 7 August 1917 p8075), and transferred to the unemployed list on 28 January 1919 (London Gazette 28 February 1919 p2861). He resigned his commission on 3 November 1920, and was granted the rank of captain (London Gazette 2 November 1920 p10710). Charles was recalled to the 18th Hussars in the Reserve of Officers on 1 July 1921, with the rank of captain and seniority from 2 April 1920 (London Gazette 23 August 1921 p6726). On 6 December 1938 Charles ceased to belong to the reserve of officers, having attained the age limit of liability to recall (London Gazette 16 December 1938 p7996).
Charles succeeded to the title of 17th Duke of Valderano on his father's death in 1931. After his divorce from Edith, Charles married Rosemary Lidell. He died on 16 March 1962.
Census & Addresses:
1911: Aliwal Barracks, South Tidworth, Hampshire: Charles Henry Waring is aged 22, born in London
1919: Moyles Court, Ringwood, Hampshire and Le Californie, Cannes, France   (The county families of the United Kingdom p372 Edward Walford, 1919)
1933: Moyles Court, Ringwood, Hampshire   (Rolls Royce letters RR to Cptn CH Waring GGA-26)

1901: Edlaston And Wyaston, Derbyshire: Edith A. Greenfield, daughter, is aged 7, born in Bayswater, London
1911: Ashbourne district, Derbyshire: Edith Anna Greenfield is aged 17, born in Paddington, London


Herbert Bunce Greenfield

Birth: 23 May 1859, in Paddington, Middlesex, England

Baptism: 24 November 1859, in Holy Trinity, Paddington, Middlesex, England

Father: William Bunce Greenfield

Mother: Mary Jane (Kennard) Greenfield

Education: St Peters College, Radley, which Herbert entered in 1873 and left in 1877. He represented the school on the rowing eights in 1876 and 1877, and  the football team in 1877.
Register of St Peter's College Radley p102
Greenfield, Herbert Bunce; left 1877
  viii 1876-7 ; F. xii 1876
      35 Gloucester Square, Hyde Park, W.

Married: Edith Mary Bridges in 1892 in Westminster district, London, England

Occupation: Army Officer
Herbert was commissioned second lieutenant in the Hertfordshire Militia on 30 April 1879 (London Gazette 28 April 1879 p3059), and promoted to lieutenant on 27 November 1880 (London Gazette 26 November 1880 p6112). In 1881 the Hertfordshire Militia became the  4th Battalion, the Bedfordshire Regiment, where Herbert was promoted to captain on 18 April 1885 (London Gazette 17 April 1885 p1743).

Greenfield Papyrus
Vignette from the Greenfield Papyrus, or Book of the Dead of the priestess Nesitanebtashru who was buried at Deir el-Bahari during the Thebes 21st Dynasty, around 1025 BC.

This scene displays Shu supporting Nut: the separation of the earth from heaven by the god of the air
In 1880, Herbert was working as an engineering contractor in Alexandria, Egypt. It is unclear to me if this was separate to his commission in the hertfordshire Militia, or if the militia was posted in Egypt. While there he purchased, in a local souk, a 37 meter long papyrus and took it back to England where it "lay for some years among Mr. Greenfield's treasures" until 1910 when his wife, Edith, had the scroll examined by the British Museum which recognized it's value to Egyptologyu as the best surviving example of an Egyptian Book of the Dead. The scroll, now known as the Greenfield Papyrus, was donated to the British Museum although, for some reason, it is always Edith who is given credit as the donor.

Boston Evening Transcript 9 November 1910 p26 col F
An Addition to the British Museum, Proving That It Was in High Regard Some TIme Past - The Copy Owned by a Princess of 1000 B.C. - Apparently Found in the Library of Every Gentleman of the Period
      [From the London Times]
  The Egyptian collection of the British Museum has been recently enriched by a gift of great importance. The donor is Mrs. Mary Greenfield, and the gift consists of a large and magnificent copy of the Thebian Book of the Dead, to which is added a large collection of invocations, addresses and hymns to Amen-ra, the great god of Thebes.
  This papyrus was written for a princess called Nesi-ta-neb-asher, the daughter of the great Queen Nesi-khensu, who flourished between B.C. 1040-1000. Nesi-khensu ...
  In the gift which Mrs. Greenfield has made to the British Museum the nation possesses a copy of the Book of the Dead of this character. The "Greenfield Papyrus" was obviously obtained from the famous cache at Der-al-bahari some time before the year 1870. It lay for some years among Mr. Greenfield's treasures, but during the present year it was taken to the British Museum and there examined and unrolled by the authorities.The papyrus is remarkably complete. A very few characters are missing at the beginning, but the excellence of the papyrus and its thickness have preserved the text in a remarkable state of integrity. The actual length of the papyrus is 122 feet. It is, with one exception, th elongest papyrus in the world. the exception is the famous "Harris papyrus," now in the British Museum, which contains the history of the reign of Ramases III., and is 135 feet in length. The "Greenfield papyrus" is 20 inches in width. The text is written in the hieratic character which came into use more particularly as the hieroglyphic script went out of use for large copies of the Boko of the Dead. The writing is bold and clear, and is arranged in columns of various widths, with generous spaces and amrgins. The whole of the upper part of the papyrus is filled with vignettes drawn in black outlines - none of them are colored. These vignettes stand in order above the chapters of the papyrus and are intended to act as illustrations both of the gods who are referred to in the text and of various scenes in the Other World which are described.

Census & Addresses:

1861: Paddington, Middlesex: Herbert B. Greenfield, son, is aged 1, born in Paddington, Middlesex
1881: Church Lane, Hertford All Saints, Hertfordshire
1891: Paddington, London: Herbert B. Greenfield, son, is aged 31, born in London
1895: Wyaston Grove, Edlaston-with-Wyaston, Derbyshire   (History, topography, and directory of Derbyshire p371, which notes that Wyaston grove is "the property of Sir P. C. Walker, Bart., and occupied by Herbert, Greenfield Esq.")
1901: Edlaston And Wyaston, Derbyshire: Herbert B. Greenfield, head, is aged 41, born in Bayswater, London
1905: 35 Gloucester Square, Hyde Park, London   (Register of St Peter's College Radley p102) - this was really his father's residence
1909: Wyaston Grove, Ashbourne, Derbyshire   (London Gazette 5 February 1909 p980)
1911: Ashbourne district, Derbyshire: Herbert Greenfield is aged 51, born in Paddington, London
1919: Ashley Gardens, Westminister, London   (The county families of the United Kingdom p372 Edward Walford, 1919)


Ronald William Greenfield

Birth: 1897, in Edlaston, Derbyshire, England

Baptism: 1897, in Osmaston by Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

Father: Herbert Bunce Greenfield

Mother: Edith Mary (Bridges) Greenfield

Education: Eton College

Notes: Ronald served as an officer in the Rifle Brigade, an infantry regiment, during World War I. Second liutenant R. W. Greenfield was promoted to lieutenant on 17 March 1916 (London Gazette 9 January 1917 p444)

Death: 23 October 1916, at Lesboeufs, in the Battle of the Somme, France

Thiepval Memorial
Thiepval Memorial in France where Ronald Greenfield's name is inscribed
Memorial: Ronald's name is inscribed on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C, in Thiepval, France.
There is also a plaque in honour of Ronald in the Sacheverell-Bateman Mausoleum, Morley, Derbyshire, England and a memorial tablet dedicated to him in the adjacent St Matthew’s Church.

1901: Edlaston And Wyaston, Derbyshire: Ronald Wm. Greenfield, son, is aged 4, born in Edlaston, Derbyshire
1911: Eton College, Eton, Buckinghamshire: Ronald William Greenfield is aged 14