Margaret Eliot

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Margaret Eliot
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Born Margaret Augusta Eliot
(1914-02-26)26 February 1914[1]
St Pancras, London
Died 27 February 2011(2011-02-27) (aged 97) [2]
Occupation Professor of Oboe
Spouse(s) Richard Asher
Children Peter Asher
Jane Asher
Clare Asher
Parents

Edward Granville Eliot

Clare Louisa Phelips

Margaret Augusta Eliot (26 February 1914 – 27 February 2011) was an English music teacher and musician. She was a professor of oboe at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and her best-known student was George Martin; in 2011, just before her death at age 97, she appeared in the documentary film Produced by George Martin.

Eliot was an also honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music.

Family[edit]

Margaret Eliot was born to Hon. Edward Granville Eliot (1872–1958) - a younger brother of both 7th and 8th Earls of St Germans - and his wife Clare Louise née Phelips (1883–1927). She was a great granddaughter of Edward Granville Eliot, 3rd Earl of St Germans (1798–1877).

On 27 July 1943,[3] she married Dr Richard Asher (1912–1969); the couple had three children:

  1. Peter Asher (born 1944), who was one half of the pop duo Peter & Gordon and successful music producer;
  2. Jane Asher (born 1946), the film and TV actress, novelist
  3. Clare Asher (born 1948), the radio actress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GRO Register of Births: MAR 1914 1b 161(?) PANCRAS, Margaret A. Eliot, mmn = Phelips
  2. ^ http://www.justgiving.com/jane-scarfe
  3. ^ GRO Register of Marriages: SEP 1943 1b 4 PANCRAS - Richard Asher = Margaret Eliot