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General topic / Re: Michael and Simon Asquith
« on: September 04, 2020, 09:36:27 PM »
Here are some interesting things I found today about Michael Asquith!

Hereís a picture of an adult Michael Asquith and a picture of him and his second wife Elizabeth.

The most interesting thing I found was about Michaelís first wife Diana Battye. Apparently, before her and Michael got married, she went missing for some reason, then about a week later, she was found crying in front of Cynthia Asquithís house.
 Here are some newspaper clips talking about it.

Here are newspaper clips, a photo, and a video talking about their marriage in 1938.

Michael and Diana got divorced in 1952.

Finally, hereís a picture of one of their sons, Stephen, as a boy. And an obituary of their other son Peter, who died just last year at the age of 71, this was posted on Keith W. Boraston Funeral Directors Facebook page:

Obituary Notice
Peter Edward Asquith late of Kidderminster.
Tragically Passed away on 1st March 2019 age 71 after a fire related accident at his flat in Kidderminster,
and only a few month's after the loss of his loving wife.
A church service followed by a burial service is to take place on Monday 25.03.2019
Peter's coffin will arrive at 1pm and be placed in the church.
A service by Revrand Robert Legge will take place at 2pm
2.45. Peter will be reunited with his late wife Margaret at St Georges Church cemetery  Kidderminster.
Donations are to go to St Georges
A reception afterwards at the church.
Our condolences to Peter's family and friends.
General topic / John Michael Asquith
« on: September 04, 2020, 04:35:17 PM »

What happened to John Michael Asquith?
I read recently that he had some sort of disability. Did he have autism? Was he sent away to a hospital or an asylum, the unfortunate case for autistic people back then?
And John died in May 1937, a month before JMB, at age 26. How did he die?
General topic / Re: Michael and Simon Asquith
« on: September 04, 2020, 04:32:58 PM »
That is an interesting fact!  :D Thanks for the info! But now Iím wondering why JMB would want to spend time with people who were so stuck up?
The only guess I can make is he was desperate to have another family relationship like he had with the Daviesí, especially after Michael LDís death. According to the Letters of JMB, he told Cynthia multiple times that her and her boys, especially Simon, cheered him up. So Iím sure he needed them to help him with his grief and loneliness.
General topic / Re: Michael and Simon Asquith
« on: September 04, 2020, 09:01:01 AM »
Iím sorry!! I meant Cynthia Asquith! Iím such an idiot!!
General topic / Re: Michael and Simon Asquith
« on: September 03, 2020, 05:07:42 PM »
Actually I never quite understood was the Davies boys had against the Asquith boys? I understand Sylvia, but her sons??
JMBarrie / Re: About the "Kissing pretty boys" article
« on: August 30, 2020, 06:35:32 PM »
Sylvia, I definitely agree with you! Despite being 25, I donít feel like I ever grew up and Iím not sure if I ever will. I never want to have children of my own but I love being around other peopleís small children and having fun with them.
I participated in a community theatre company for six years and I have wonderful memories of spending time with some of the children there!
Thatís one way I relate to JMB.
But I also like him because I wish I had a father like him. My father has never been fatherly.
So you are definitely not alone with having these feelings!
General topic / Re: Michael and Simon Asquith
« on: August 30, 2020, 12:45:09 PM »
That was was helpful! Thank you very much!  :)
Hi James! (or Spencer whichever you prefer) Even though Iím not a screenwriter and canít help you with your project, I do still love Peter Pan and if you ever get this project done, I would love to see it! Best wishes!  :)
General topic / Michael and Simon Asquith
« on: July 31, 2020, 09:19:55 PM »
Whatever happened to Michael and Simon Asquith?

I think they, especially Simon, were Barrieís last very close boy companions.

I know they are both long dead and they both had children, but what were their careers when they grew up?

Did they ever talk about Barrie after Barrieís death? Like in an interview or something like that?

I just found out that Simonís oldest son Conrad was, probably still is, an actor, and one of his jobs was a role in Doctor Who in the 70ís!
General topic / Re: Ian Holm, 1931-2020
« on: June 24, 2020, 02:23:44 AM »
RIP Ian Holm (aka Uncle Jim)!!
2020 can really just flush itself down the toilet and disappear forever for all I care at this point! This year SUCKS!!
Davies Family / Re: Jackís children
« on: January 04, 2020, 12:05:16 AM »
Hereís links to pictures of Timothy and Maryís graves in case anyone wants to see them:
Davies Family / Re: Jackís children
« on: January 03, 2020, 11:59:42 PM »
I found the obituary of Timothy Llewelyn Daviesí wife Mary Llewelyn Davies, who died in 2013, and according to that they had no children. It also doesnít say that she was a step-mother to anyone either in case Timothy had children with another woman. So I donít think Timothy had any children.

Hereís the link to the obituary:
Davies Family / Re: JMBís First Christmas Gift to Timothy
« on: December 19, 2019, 09:18:17 PM »
In case you canít access the page through the link for some reason, hereís what the page says, not including the picture of JMBís inscription because I canít upload it here. :

Christmas, 1921, JM Barrie is casting about for a gift to Timothy, son of "one of the Peters", on child's first Christmas.

A new edition of Peter and Wendy has just come out in 1921, the one illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Problem solved: Barrie gives young Timothy a copy of the book his father helped create.

"Timothy- His Book No.1- from his loving godfather- J.M.B."

This inscription fills about a third (vertically) of the ffep, and is about 7cm high, top of "T" to bottom of "1921".

Note that "Fred Bloggs/ His Book" was quite a common way to indicate ownership of a book. Hence Barrie is being whimsical when he says "Timothy/ His No.1 book".

As with anything to do with Barrie, the story is complicated. He may or may not actually have been the child's godfather. There's no great mystery, it is just not something I can attest to... but I have heard that Barrie sometimes used the word loosely.

I spoke of Timothy as "son of one of the Peters". Timothy was Jack's son. And one of Jack's brothers bore the name Peter... but Barrie always said that Peter Pan was an amalgam created out of all five of the Lewellyn-Davies brothers.
Davies Family / JMBís First Christmas Gift to Timothy
« on: December 19, 2019, 09:13:35 PM »
Here is the link of a page I found talking about JMBís first Christmas gift to Jackís son Timothy in 1921, the novel Peter Pan, with an inscription on the inside of the book in JMBís hand!
JMBarrie / Re: Barrie in Masks and Faces silent film (1917)
« on: September 14, 2019, 07:08:07 PM »
Youíre very welcome Andrew! Iím so glad that I randomly discovered it!
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