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James WILSON ( - )

1. James Murray Fiennes WILSON was the son of Michael Murray Fiennes WILSON (1953- ) and Maureen COX ( - ).

Second Generation

2. Michael Murray Fiennes WILSON, son of Peter Fiennes WILSON and Iris Margaret MARTIN, was born on 3 September 1953. He was a Catering and Facilities Manager. He married Leslie STEPHENS. He married Maureen COX. He married Melanie SPENCE. He married Maxine LEVY.


Melanie SPENCE and Michael Murray Fiennes WILSON had the following children:


Charlie WILSON ( - )

Oliver WILSON ( - )


3. Maureen COX has few details recorded about her. She and Michael Murray Fiennes WILSON had the following children:



James Murray Fiennes WILSON ( - )

Third Generation

4. Peter Fiennes WILSON, son of Captain Maurice Fiennes Fitzgerald WILSON DSO, RN and Catherine Gladys MURRAY, was born on 21 December 1920 in 2 Dartmouth Place, Blackheath. He was born on 21 December 1920 in 2 Dartmouth Pl., Blackheath. He was a Consultant Civil Engineer. He married Iris Margaret MARTIN on 21 May 1949 in Ilminster Church. He died on 31 July 1995 in Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells. He died in 1996 in Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells. He married Judy Olivia DE COURCEY HUGHES (NEE SHORTHOSE).


Peter joined the firm of Coode and Partners, Consultant Civil Engineers, and stayed there for his entire career. He rose in the firm to become resident engineer (including spates in Nigeria, Iraq and Malta), was then promoted to partner, and then, a number of years later, to Senior Partner. He led the firm when it changed its status from partnership to company. Coodes had been the company Peter's grandfather Maurice Wilson had been in.

Later in life he developed what some doctors believed was Multiple Sclerosis, and gradually lost the use of his left arm and leg, and was eventually confined to a wheelchair. Although he travelled a lot as a young married man (with his job), he was by nature a home-loving and unadventurous man. He often said that his favourite occupation was "pottering" at home. He was a serious stamp-collector. He had a gentle disposition and was quite shy, but well-liked by friends, family and colleagues.

He was not an ambitious man - when he finally led the firm he had stayed with all his life, he often said he would rather have remained as a plain engineer doing engineering, rather than accept the rigours and responsibilities of management; this was especially so as the company had problems at the time, which led it to be forced to amalgamate with another company to ensure its survival.


5. Iris Margaret MARTIN, daughter of Charlie James MARTIN and Emily Mabel "Girlie" WALLER, was born on 21 February 1920 in Finchley, London. She was a Housewife. She died in December 2001 in Crowborough, E.Sussex.


Iris was an exceptionally strong character, who had totally opposite sides to her character. Seemingly from her father she inherited an absolute belief in the superiority of the English Upper Class and the Conservative Party, and a total acceptance of all related beliefs. At the same time she had a wild and adventurous element in her character, which manifested itself in her love of international travel. When she inherited some money from her aunt late in life, she took the opportunity to travel to places as remote as Antarctica, Indonesia, Mauritius, the Galapagos, Alaska and New Zealand; early in her marriage (in the early 1950's) she and Peter had motored from Nigeria to South Africa - this in an age where there would have been no made-up roads and no communications infrastructure. They also drove from Britain to Iraq, where Peter was working, with their two extremely young children. Iris was also an enthusiastic music lover and spent many years developing her piano playing, after her two children had left home.

When Peter and Iris were divorced in the early 1970's, she never accepted the divorce, mainly because she strongly believed that by divorce she had lost status on the basis that a divorced woman would have a lower status than a married woman, and secondly that Peter, by her own view of life, had come from a "better" background than she, and through the divorce had lost her connection to this background.

When she was a young woman, Iris worked as a secretary in the Bank of England, but was mainly interested in going to concerts and the theatre: she was clearly drawn to people from "arty" backgrounds, but finally found her man sitting quietly by himself at the Hampstead Cricket Club; she noticed straight away how bad his teeth were, but obviously did not let this fact stand in her way!


Peter Fiennes WILSON and Iris Margaret MARTIN had the following children:



Michael Murray Fiennes WILSON (1953- )

Philip Antony Fiennes WILSON (1954- ). Philip was born on 15 December 1954 in Habbanijah, Iraq. He was born on 15 December 1954 in Habbanijab, Iraq. He was a Musician/Teacher. He had 2 children. He had 2 spouses. He married Victoria Ruth Joyce LYNE in 1974. They were divorced in 1979. He married on 31 May 1996 in Crowborough, E. Sussex, England.