Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameBasil Luke (Luke) Ionides, 10C2R
Birth20 Jun 1884, London, England
Death23 Sep 1950, Hove, Sussex, England
Burial26 Sep 1950
MemoCremation. Memorial service 28 Sep 1950, St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, England.
Baptism1 Oct 1884, St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England
Residence1939, 49 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, England
Residence1939, Riverside House, Twickenham, Middx, England
Residence1939, Office, 28 Cork Street, Westminster, London, England
Residenceabt 1950, Buxted Park, Sussex, England
OccupationFRIBA. British architect and Art Deco interior designer.
EducationTonbridge.
Note 11916 RNVR. Designed the interiors of the Savoy Theatre, Claridge’s Hotel (1926), etc. High Sherrif of Sussex (1944). Collector of gems and other objets d’art. Author of two books on interior decoration. His portrait was painted by Burne-Jones.
God-parentsEuterpe A. Ionides.
Flags***, Avierino, Calvocoressi, Ionides, Petrocochino, Scanavi, Sevastopoulos
Marriage23 May 1930, London, England
SpouseThe Hon. Nellie (Marcus) Samuel
Birth2 Jul 1883, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England
Death14 Nov 1962, Uckfield, Sussex, England
Residence1939, Riverside House, Twickenham, Middx, England
Note 1Art collector. Amassed more than 400 landscapes and portraits during her lifetime as well as innumerable ‘objets d’art’. Bequeathed Orleans House and her ‘Ionides Bequest’ collection to the Royal Borough of Richmond on her death in 1962.
Note 2One of the richest women in the world having inherited a fortune from the Shell oil/petroleum company. A keen breeder of Griffon Bruxellois terriers.
Note 3She had children. ‘The Times’ coverage of the 29 Nov 1962 memorial service lists four children: John Levy and his three married sisters.
FatherMarcus Samuel 1st Viscount Bearsted (1853-1927)
MotherFanny Benjamin (?-?)
Other spousesMajor Walter Henry Levy DSO
No Children
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