Ethel Gladys Huxley

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About Ethel Gladys Huxley

Ethel Huxley (1866–1941) married artist John Collier (widower of sister) in 1889.

In later life Ethel became known as The Dragon, and then The Grand-Dragon to her grandchildren. She vetted all the family marriages; inspecting Elizabeth Powell for prospective marriage to Rupert Crawshay-Williams (her stepdaughter's son) she said "You are marrying into one of the great atheist families; I know you are an atheist now, but will you be able to keep it up until you die?" [1] The bridegroom started working for Gramophone Records, but became a philosopher and writer. He was the author of The comforts of unreason (1947); Methods and criteria of reasoning (1957) and Russell remembered (1970); a homage to Bertrand Russell.

Ethel's daughter Joan married Captain (later General) Frank Anstie Buzzard. They had three children: John Huxley Buzzard, Richard Buzzard, and Pamela.

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Ethel Gladys Huxley's Timeline

June 13, 1890
Age 24
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 27
London Hampstead
Age 75