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Ella van Heemstra

Ella van Heemstra

Dutch noble
Ella van Heemstra
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Dutch noble
Was Noble
From Netherlands
Type Royals
Gender female
Birth 12 June 1900, Velp, Rheden, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death 26 August 1984 (aged 84 years)
Star sign Gemini
Family
Mother: Elbrig Willemine Henriëtte Barones van Asbeck
Father: Aarnoud van Heemstra
Children: Audrey HepburnJonkheer Arnoud Robert Alexander Quarles van UffordJonkheer Ian Edgar Bruce Quarles van Ufford
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Baroness Ella van Heemstra, DStJ (12 June 1900 – 26 August 1984) was a Dutch-British aristocrat and the mother of the actress Audrey Hepburn. After her marriage to Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, she became a British citizen.

Biography

Ella van Heemstra was a Dutch aristocrat and the third of five daughters of Baron Aarnoud van Heemstra, who was mayor of Arnhem from 1910 to 1920 and served as Royal Governor of Suriname twice between 1921 and 1928. Ella's mother was Elbrig Willemine Henriette, Baroness van Asbeck (1873–1939), who was a granddaughter of jurist Count Dirk van Hogendorp. She spent much of her childhood at Huis Doorn.

Personal life

Van Heemstra was married and divorced twice, and had three children.

Aged 19, Van Heemstra married Jonkheer Hendrik Gustaaf Adolf Quarles van Ufford (1894–1955). They divorced in 1925. Van Heemstra had two sons from this marriage, both of whom were born in the Dutch East Indies:

  • Jonkheer Arnoud Robert Alexander Quarles van Ufford (1920–1979), married to Maria Margaretha Monné (1919–2006), with issue:
  1. Michael Allan Quarles van Ufford (born 17 July 1945)
  2. Evelyn Joyce Quarles van Ufford (born 2 August 1947)
  • Jonkheer Ian Edgar Bruce Quarles van Ufford (1924–2010), married to Yvonne Scholtens (1928–2000), with issue:
  1. Audrey Yvonne Quarles van Ufford (born 10 May 1954)
  2. Sandra Claire Quarles van Ufford (born 15 October 1958)
  3. Andrew Ian Quarles van Ufford (born 6 January 1967)

Van Heemstra married secondly Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston (1889–1980) (later Hepburn-Ruston) on 24 September 1926 at Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies. They were divorced on 24 June 1939 and had one daughter:

  • Audrey Kathleen Ruston (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993), commonly known as Audrey Hepburn

Later life

In the early 1960s she lived in Los Angeles with her friend Leonard Gershe and then later in San Francisco where she did volunteer work for soldiers coming back from Vietnam.

When she visited Los Angeles she was entertained by friends like George Cukor, Mrs. Mildred Knopf (wife of Edwin H. Knopf) and Veronique Peck. She spent the rest of her life in her daughter's house in Tolochenaz, Switzerland where she died in 1984. Audrey accompanied her mother's body to the Netherlands for funeral.

Honours

Ella was named Dame of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem by Queen Elizabeth II on 7 September 1971.


Ancestry

8. Frans Julius Johan van Heemstra, Baron van Heemstra
8. Frans Julius Johan van Heemstra, Baron van Heemstra
4. Willem Hendrik Johan, Baron van Heemstra
9. Henriëtta Philippina Jacoba, Baroness van Pallandt
2. Aarnoud van Heemstra, Baron van Heemstra
10. Jonkheer Arnoud Jan de Beaufort (1799-1866)
5. Wilhelmina Cornelia de Beaufort
11. Anna Aleida Stoop
1. Ella van Heemstra, Baroness van Heemstra
12. Tjalling Minne Watze van Asbeck, tot Bergen en Munsterhausen
6. Gerrit Ferdinand, Baron van Asbeck
13. Elbrig Bienema
3. Elbrig Willemine Henriette, Baroness van Asbeck
14. Count Dirk van Hogendorp (1797–1845)
7. Jonkvrouw Caroline van Hogendorp
15. Marianne Cathérine van Hogendorp
8. Frans Julius Johan van Heemstra, Baron van Heemstra
4. Willem Hendrik Johan, Baron van Heemstra
9. Henriëtta Philippina Jacoba, Baroness van Pallandt
2. Aarnoud van Heemstra, Baron van Heemstra
10. Jonkheer Arnoud Jan de Beaufort (1799-1866)
5. Wilhelmina Cornelia de Beaufort
11. Anna Aleida Stoop
1. Ella van Heemstra, Baroness van Heemstra
12. Tjalling Minne Watze van Asbeck, tot Bergen en Munsterhausen
6. Gerrit Ferdinand, Baron van Asbeck
13. Elbrig Bienema
3. Elbrig Willemine Henriette, Baroness van Asbeck
14. Count Dirk van Hogendorp (1797–1845)
7. Jonkvrouw Caroline van Hogendorp
15. Marianne Cathérine van Hogendorp
4. Willem Hendrik Johan, Baron van Heemstra
9. Henriëtta Philippina Jacoba, Baroness van Pallandt
2. Aarnoud van Heemstra, Baron van Heemstra
10. Jonkheer Arnoud Jan de Beaufort (1799-1866)
5. Wilhelmina Cornelia de Beaufort
11. Anna Aleida Stoop
1. Ella van Heemstra, Baroness van Heemstra
12. Tjalling Minne Watze van Asbeck, tot Bergen en Munsterhausen
6. Gerrit Ferdinand, Baron van Asbeck
13. Elbrig Bienema
3. Elbrig Willemine Henriette, Baroness van Asbeck
14. Count Dirk van Hogendorp (1797–1845)
7. Jonkvrouw Caroline van Hogendorp
15. Marianne Cathérine van Hogendorp
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http://www.historici.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten/BWN/lemmata/bwn5/heemstra
http://www.thepeerage.com/p47215.htm#i472147
http://announcements.thetimes.co.uk/obituaries/timesonline-uk/obituary-preview.aspx?n=ian-van-ufford-quarles&pid=143195604&referrer=2282
https://web.archive.org/web/20160310203411/https://www.genealogieonline.nl/afstammelingen-engelberta-van-brienen/I80.php
http://www.genealogieonline.nl/afstammelingen-engelberta-van-brienen/I80.php
http://www.thepeerage.com/p47215.htm#i472145
https://books.google.com/books?id=1STPjX_1UmcC&pg=PT284&lpg=PT284&dq=ella+van+heemstra+gershe&source=bl&ots=9vwo7_f7KX&sig=dRSL9X7JF80BUpryFan5XEUtuCY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=IWzuUpSyHYTl4QTb5YHgCA&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=ella%20van%20heemstra%20gershe&f=false
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/45466/pages/9668/page.pdf
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/45466/pages/9669/page.pdf
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0887054/
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