See also

Family of Ambrose HEAL and Alice Rose RIPPINGILLE

Husband: Ambrose HEAL (1872-1959)
Wife: Alice Rose RIPPINGILLE (1859-1901)
Children: Cecil Ambrose HEAL (1896-1915)
Marriage 21 Feb 1895 Torquay

Husband: Ambrose HEAL

Name: Ambrose HEAL1
Sex: Male
Name Prefix: Sir
Father: Ambrose HEAL (1847-1913)
Mother: Emily Maria STEPHENSON (1849-aft1931)
Birth 3 Sep 1872 Crouch End, Middx
Occupation Furniture Designer
Death 15 Nov 1959 (age 87) Baylin's Farm, Beaconsfield2

Wife: Alice Rose RIPPINGILLE

Name: Alice Rose RIPPINGILLE1
Sex: Female
Father: Edward Alexander RIPPINGILLE (c. 1830-1894)
Mother: Elizabeth BRYANT ( -1859)
Birth 24 Nov 1859 Brighton, Melbourne, Australia3,4
Death 4 May 1901 (age 41) Pinner, Middx

Child 1: Cecil Ambrose HEAL

Name: Cecil Ambrose HEAL1
Sex: Male
Birth 23 Oct 1896 Pinner, Middx
Death 3 Jul 1915 (age 18) Poperinghe, Belgium2
Cause: Died of wounds inflicted 29 June
died after 2 days at front
Burial 1915 Lijssenthoek2
Grave reference Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery I - A - 11
HEAL, C A Second Lieutenant 03/07/1915 Wiltshire Regiment United Kingdom I. A. 11. LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
Cemetery/Memorial: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Note on Husband: Ambrose HEAL (1)

Entered Heals 1893

Partner 1898

Director 1907

Chairman & Managing Director 1913.

Knighted 1 January 1933


Lady Prudence Maufe (wife of the architect Sir Edward Maufe) was long-term mistress.

Lived at

Shepherds Hill, Buxted, Sussex5

Note on Husband: Ambrose HEAL (2)

Ambrose, born at Crouch End 3 September 1872. He was taken into partnership in Heal and Son and became Managing Director of Heal & Son, Limited, in 1907.

On the death of his father in 19 13 he became Chairman and

Managing Director. He is the author " London Tradesmen's Cards of the th Century " ( 192 5) and " The 19lish Writing ~asters and their )py Books, 157°-1800 " (1931).


By ; first wife, Alice-Rose, daughter of exander Rippingille (born 24 Nov- Iber 1859, married at Torquay 21 February 1895, died at Pinner + May 101), he had a son, Cecil-Ambrose, ,rn at Pinner 23 October 1896, died wounds near Poperinghe 3 July 1915, ing then a Second Lieutenant in the d Wiltshire Regiment.


By his second fe, Edith-Florence-Digby, daughter John Todhunter, M.D. (Trin. Coli., ublin), of Orchard Croft, Bedford lrk, London (born 4 September 1880 King Henry's Road, London, N.W., d married at The Register Office, "Gad Street, Holborn, 20 August '0+), he had two sons and two ughters : Barbara-Alison, born at nner 7 November 19°5, died there ; December 1906 ; Anthony-Stand- wick, born at Pinner 23 February 107; Pamela-Margery, born at Pinner July 1908; and John-Christopher, rn at Pinner 2 October 191 I


Long term mistress was Prudence Maufe, wife of Sir Edward Maufe, the architect.

Short term mistress was Dodie Smith, the playwright.


He was a Partner, Heal & Son; Managing Director Heal & Son, Limited 1907; Chairman & Managing Director 1913. Knighted 1 January 19332

Note on Husband: Ambrose HEAL (3)


Note on Wife: Alice Rose RIPPINGILLE

There is an attractive bronze cross on Alice Rose's grave in Pinner.6


1Ambrose Heal & Edith Heal, with Charles A. Bernau, "The Records of the Heal Family" (Privately Printed & Published (75 copies only), 1932).
2"File (merged): C:\docs\bh\familyhistory\heal26-1jun04.ged".
3Diana Heal, "Information provided by Diana Heal (Simmonds)" (16 Sep 2003).
4"Dianne Dixon".
5C B Heal (mostly), "Notes & Inserts in Carlton B Heal's copy of "The Records of the Heal Family"". p 138a.
6John Gauntlett (Benedict) Heal, "Information provided by John Gauntlett (Benedict) Heal" (Received Oct 2003, prepared ?2001).