NameIta Bride MOLONEY , 3C2R
BirthDec 1887, Kensington, London, England
Death4 Jul 1957, Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, France
FatherMichael MOLONEY (1847-1914)
MotherAda WALTON (1852-1890)
Birth4 Oct 1882, London, Middlesex, England
Death26 Sep 1963, Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, France
FatherHenry Richmond DROOP (1832-1884)
MotherClara BAILY (~1841-1921)
Marriage11 Apr 1916, St Paul, South Kensington, London, England
ChildrenFierna Mary (1917-)
 Michael Richmond (1918-2011)
Notes for Ita Bride MOLONEY
from a family member

In the October to December 1887 birth index, Ita Bride Moloney, Kensington, London, volume 1a, page 111

In the 1891 census Anan? Lodge Fieldview, Streatham, London.
Head, Michael Moloney, widower, age 44, Barrister at Law, born Ireland.
Daughter Ita Moloney, age 3, born Kensington, London.
Daughter Eileen Moloney, age 2, born Blackheath, Kent.
Mother in Law, Caroline Walton, widow, age 70, Living on Own Means, born London.
Sister in Law Caroline Moloney, widow, age 35, living on own means, born Blackheath, Kent.
3 servants including a Nurse sick.
[Thus Timothy Moloney must be Michael Moloney’s brother. Or in other words, sisters Caroline Walton and Ada Walton married brothers Timothy and Michael Moloney.]

In the 1901 census 35 Nightingale Lane, Streatham, Clapham, London.
Head Michael Moloney, widower, age 54, Barrister at Law Solicitor, born Ireland.
Daughter Ita Moloney, age 13, born Kensington, London.
Daughter Eileen Moloney, age 12, born Lewisham, London.
Sister in Law Caroline Moloney, age 44, widow, living on own means, born Lewisham, London.
Children’s maid, cook and a housemaid.

Parish records St Paul Onslow Square, Kensington, London.
Marriage April 11th 1916, John Percival Droop, age 33, Bachelor, Archeologist, 11 Cleveland Gardens Hyde Park W., father Henry Richmond Droop (deceased), Barrister at Law and Ita Bride Molony [as spelled], age 28, spinster, 25 Onslow Gardens S.W., father Michael Molony (deceased), Barrister at Law. In the presence of Caroline Molony, John Penoyre and Clara Droop.

Incoming Passenger Lists
Embarked Marseilles Landed London,
Professor Droop, age 40, Mrs Droop, age 35,
Miss F.M. Droop, age 5,
Master Mich. Droop, age 4,
Miss Anne Droop, age 2 1/2.

UK Outward Passenger Lists
Departed London, England on the Maloja on January 16, 1925, destination Gibraltar
John Percival Droop, 23 Ullett Road, Liverpool, age 42, Professor of Archaeology.
Mrs. Ita Bride Droop, age 37
Fierna Mary Droop, age 7.
Michael Droop, age 6.
Ann Bridget Droop, age 4.
Miss Gertrude Evans, age 20, Nurse.

UK incoming passenger lists
Embarked Las Palmas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, arrived London April 13, 1926,
John Droop, 23 Ullet Rd. Liverpool, 1st Class, Professor, age 43.
Ita Bride Droop, Home Duties, age 38.
Fierna Mary Droop, school, age 8. Michael Droop, school, age 7.
Bridget Droop, school, age 5.

In the 1945 Electoral registers
645 Kensington Close, Kensington, London
Fierna M. Droop
Ita P. Droop
John P. Droop

UK Outward Passenger Lists, Departure January 10, 1952
Port at which Passengers have contracted to Land La Pallice, France
John Percival Droop, age 69, address 23 Ullet Road Liverpool, Chemistry Professor, permanent resident of England.
Ita Bride Droop, age 63, housewife
Fierna M. Droop, age 34, no occupation.

National Probate Calendar
Ita Bride Droop of Villa La Rose de Mal Vosgelade Vence Alpes Martimes France (wife of John Percival Droop) died 4 July 1957 Probate Liverpool 17 January 1958 to the said John Percival Droop professor emeritus of classical archaeology. Effects 15130 pounds.
Notes for John Percival (Spouse 1)
from a family member

Birth date from Plantagenet Roll of the Royal Blood by Marquis of Ruvigny etc.

In the 1891 census 3 Carlisle Pde.
Visitor Clara Droop, widow, age 30, Living on own means, born Bloomsbury London.
Florence Baily, single living on own means, born Paddington, London.
Mary L. Droop, age 14, scholar, born Paddington.
Arthur H. Droop, age 10 Scholar, born Paddington.
John P. Droop, age 8, scholar, born Paddington. T
hey were staying with Elizabeth Carr a lodging house keeper.

In the 1901 census 1 Inn Lane, Marlborough, Wiltshire.
John Percival Droop
was a boarder, age 18, born Paddington, London.
He was staying with Edward Penny, physician and his family.

National Probate Calendar
John Percival Droop of Rose de Mal Vosgelade Vence Alps Maritimes France died 26 September 1963 Probate Liverpool 9 March 1964 to Barclays Bank Limited and Michael Richmond Droop marine biologist. 47148 pounds in England.

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Classical archaeologist; namesake of the "Droop cup" genre of kylix. Droop was descended from a Dutch family; his name was always pronounced according to that language (Drope). He was educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1904. He worked as an archaeologist, both as a student and then as a member, at the British School in Athens, participating in their excavations at Sparta, Thessaly, Melos, and Crete. His published findings on a particular broad-lipped kylix (Greek drinking cup) resulted in classical scholars thereafter referring to the genre as "Droop cups." In 1911 he participated in the Egypt Exploration Fund at Abydos (Upper Egypt), under the direction of T. Eric Peet (1882-1934). Peet and Droop developed a dating system for pre-dynastic Egyptian pottery which was not subsequently adopted. He worked for the Admiralty during the First World War through 1921. That year he was appointed Charles W. Jones chair in Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. He remained at Liverpool, teaching for the rest of his career. As a scholar in Liverpool, Droop excavated in Britain at Chester, Bainbridge and Lancaster. He also participated in the Niebla, Spain, digs. He edited the Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology from 1937 until his retirement in 1948.
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