Re: The Greville Bequest (QD)
Posted by Nellie on June 26, 2012, 8:01 pm, in reply to "Re: The Greville Bequest (QD)"
I agree that the lady had her eye on posterity !!
Was she really a Dame?
: She may have thought that her jewels would be
: best tp be seen worn by Royalty.
: And (am I being uncharitable here ?) it is a
: way of ensuring her being known after her
: --Previous Message--
: I am learning about Dame Margaret Helen
: Greville. She and her husband Ronald
: Greville, who died in 1908, had no children.
: From what I glean from on-line references,
: she was an only child. Besides the jewels
: bequeathed to Queen Elizabeth, she left
: £20,000 to Princess Margaret and £25,000 to
: Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. She left
: her property Polesdon Lacey to the National
: Trust. She had been friends with both Queen
: Mary and Queen Elizabeth. [Wikipedia]