Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameRuth Frances DARWIN CBE, 8197
FatherSir Horace DARWIN JP KBE FRS , 5941 (1851-1928)
MotherHon Emma Cecilia “Ida” FARRER , 8085 (1854-1946)
Notes for Ruth Frances DARWIN CBE
Ruth Frances Darwin CBE (20 August 1883-15 October 1972) was Commissioner of the Board of Control for Lunacy and Mental Deficiency and an advocate of eugenics.

She was the middle child and elder daughter of Sir Horace Darwin, through whom she was a granddaughter of the naturalist Charles Darwin (she was born a year after his death in 1882). Her mother, Cecilia "Ida" Farrer (1854–1946), was the daughter of Thomas Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer. Her younger sister Nora, later became Lady Barlow, while her elder brother Erasmus was killed during the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915.

She was awarded the CBE in 1938. In 1948, she married the Welsh psychiatrist William Rees-Thomas, who was a colleague of hers on the Board of Control for Lunacy and Mental Deficiency. She died in 1972.
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