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Alexander Family

A. R. Alexander

Beaumont (‘Monty’) Alexander (1886–1982), youngest brother to F. M. Alexander. Work Beaumont Alexander had worked for Du Pont in America but came to London in the early 1920s where he took over the New Princes Hotel in Piccadilly. However, it soon encountered financial difficulties and Beaumont was declared bankrupt in 1927. He was then engaged in other ventures, being at various times an impresario, an agent, a manager of nightclubs, and he was manager of Ashley Place 1956–1969. Marriages Beaumont Alexander was first married to an American, Sonnie, and...
Edith Alexander, née Page (1865–1938), actress and wife of F. M. Alexander. Edith Page was an actress and singer, with the stage name of Tasca–Page. She was born in Tasmania, at Lemon Springs, and was the daughter of John James, who had a large estate.[1] She married Robert Young in 1883. Robert Young, an amateur entertainer who turned professional in 1899, was a friend of Alexander, and Edith, Robert and Alexander performed together several times in Australia in the late 1890s. Edith’s sister, Maud Page, was also a performer who sometimes joined them. Edith...
Joan Alexander Evans, née Mechin (1916–2007), niece to F. M. Alexander. Mrs Joan Evans was the daughter of Amy Alexander, F. M. Alexander’s sister. Joan’s sister, Marjory Evans (later married Barlow), was 15 months older. When their father died in 1933, Amy and her two daughters moved at F. M. Alexander’s invitation into a cottage at Penhill (part of Alexander’s estate at Penhill, Bexleyheath). In May 1934 Joan assisted at the Little School at Penhill, first under Irene Tasker and then under Margaret Goldie. In September 1935 she went to a secretarial...