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John Nevil 
Maskelyne
1839 - 1917


John Nevil 
Maskelyne
, Magician. Entertainment proprietor (1901). Trained as a watchmaker, Maskelyne became famous in 1865 when he exposed the Davenport Brothers as fraudulent spiritualists. Encyclopaedia Britannica Critical dictionary of English literature and British and American authors / Kirk, J. F.. - London. - 1891 (2 vols) Who's Who in the World, 1910-11 Source: Who Was Who Publisher: A&C Black Category: Biography Date of publication: January 2006 MASKELYNE, John Nevil (1839-1917) Details: MASKELYNE, John Nevil; Lessee of St George's Hall, London; born Cheltenham, 22 December 1839; son of John Nevil and Harriett Maskelyne of Cheltenham; married 1861, Elizabeth (died 1911); two sons one daughter. Education: Cheltenham. Work: Appeared as conjurer at age 16; exposed Davenport Brothers' Cabinet and Dark Seance, 1865; first appeared London, 1873; at Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, to 1904. Publications: Modern Spiritualism; Sharps and Flats; The Supernatural?; etc. Recreations: music, hill-climbing. Address: St George's Hall, Langham Place, London W. Telegraphic Address: Maskelyne, London. Telephone: 1545 Mayfair. Clubs: Junior Constitutional, Aero. Died: 18 May 1917

Born: White Hart Row, Cheltenham, Gloucs., England 22nd Dec 1839 Baptised:
Died: St George's Hall, 4 Langham pl, , , , England 18th May 1917 Buried: Brompton cemetery, , , , England 22nd May 1917
Family:
Maskelyne
  of Purden

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
John Nevil 
Maskelyne
(
Taylor
) 1839 - 1917
2.  
 
3.
Harriet 
Brunsdon
  (Brunsden)
(
Maskelyne
) 1812 - post 1871
6.
John 
Brunsdon
(
?
)
7.

Siblings


1.
Mary 
Maskelyne
1835 - post 1871
2.
Clara 
Maskelyne
1841 - 1910
3.
Julia 
Maskelyne
1842 - post 1871
4.
Miriam 
Maskelyne
1849 - post 1861
5.
Emily 
Maskelyne
1852 - post 1861

Spouses



1. 10th Dec 1862
Elizabeth 
Taylor
(
Maskelyne
) c. 1841 - 1911

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Elizabeth 
Taylor
(
Maskelyne
) c. 1841 - 1911
1.
John Nevil 
Maskelyne
(
Ardley
) 1863 - 1924
1a.
Ada Mary 
Ardley
(
Maskelyne
) 1863 - post 1901
1.1.
John N. (Jack) 
Maskelyne
1892 - ante 1976
1.2.
Capt. Edmund Clive 
Maskelyne
1894 - ante 1976
1.3.
Noel 
Maskelyne
(
hidden
,
Wells
) 1899 - 1976
1b. ?
1.4.
Jasper 
Maskelyne
(
Home-Douglas
) 1902 - ante 1976
1.5.
Mary 
Maskelyne
(
hidden
) + post 1976
2.
Minnie Jane 
Maskelyne
1866 - post 1891
3.
Edwin Archibald 
Maskelyne
(
?
) 1880 - 1920
Sources

Census

Timeline


???Made a will (will)
22nd Dec 1839Born Cheltenham, Gloucs., England
1861Son in 1861 census (census) Cheltenham, Gloucs., England
10th Dec 1862Married
Elizabeth 
Taylor
(
Maskelyne
) c. 1841 - 1911
3rd Apr 1881Head of household in 1881 census (census) England
1891Head of household in 1891 census (census) England
1901Head of household in 1901 census (census) Bucklebury, Berks., England
18th May 1917Died England
22nd May 1917Buried England
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