AUBREY-FLETCHER, Lady Mary Augusta

1887 - 1963

Still Life - Flowers in a Vase

As Mary Augusta Chilton, she was born at Areley Kings, Worcestershire on 16 April 1887, eldest child of Revd Robert William Chilton (born 31 December 1857-1945) and his wife Margaret née Harrison (7 April 1859-1940), who married at Areley Kings in 1886. In 1901, a 13 year old living at The Vicarage, Wormingford, Essex with her parents, 43 year old William and 41 year old Margaret and 10 year old sister Margaret, who was born at Mountnessing, Essex. She married in 1911, Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher (10 September 1887-1969), who succeeded as 6th baronet in 1937, who was a member of Buckinghamshire County Council and appointed High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 1925 and, under the pen name of Henry Wade, a noted mystery writer. Lady Fletcher was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1926-1930 exhibiting from Oak Lawn, Eye, Suffolk in 1927, three watercolours 'Mallows', 'Stone Pines Levanto' and 'Delphinium and Escholtzia'. In 1939 living at Town Hill Farm, Church Road, Chilton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire with her husband Henry, her parents and her unmarried sister Margaret Rosalind Chilton (17 July 1890-1972), and they retained three servants. Mary died in the Aylebury district in 1963, aged 76. She had five children, four sons and a daughter. Two years after Mary's death her husband married Nancy Cecil Bull.