See also

Family of John Christopher HEAL and Teresa Mary Elliot ANSTRUTHER

Husband: John Christopher HEAL (1911-1985)
Wife: Teresa Mary Elliot ANSTRUTHER (1907-1991)
Children: Rachel Ann HEAL
Joanna Mary HEAL
John Gauntlett (Benedict) HEAL
Christianne Clare HEAL
Mark Elliot HEAL
Marriage 16 Sep 1939 London1

Husband: John Christopher HEAL

Name: John Christopher HEAL4,5
Sex: Male
Father: Ambrose HEAL (1872-1959)
Mother: Edith Florence Digby TODHUNTER (1880-1946)
Birth 2 Oct 1911 Pinner, Middx
Occupation Furniture designer2
Death 24 Nov 1985 (age 74) Devon1

Wife: Teresa Mary Elliot ANSTRUTHER

Name: Teresa Mary Elliot ANSTRUTHER1
Sex: Female
Father: George Elliot ANSTRUTHER Bennet (1870-1940)
Mother: Lydia Mary RICHARDSON (1863-1943)
Birth 8 Jan 1907 St Pancras, London2
Custom Event 8 May 1928 (age 21) Sorbonne, Paris
Typed certificate certifying she followed a course at l'ecole de Preparations des Professeurs de Francais a l'Etranger 1927-28
Will 20 Apr 1949 (age 42)
Handwritten will, leaving £100 to Ruth Gosling, and lots of £10 bequests. Dorothea to see children brough up in a Catholic home.

Unwitnessed codicil 20/4/59 just dividing everything equally between the 5 children, and asking for masses to be said for her.
Will 12 Aug 1949 (age 42)
Death 22 Jan 1991 (age 84) Uckfield, Sussex2

Child 1: Rachel Ann HEAL

Name: Rachel Ann HEAL1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Antonio CASTEL-BRANCO

Child 2: Joanna Mary HEAL

Name: Joanna Mary HEAL1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Neil BLUMBERG

Child 3: John Gauntlett (Benedict) HEAL

Name: John Gauntlett (Benedict) HEAL1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Jane KNEALE

Child 4: Christianne Clare HEAL

Name: Christianne Clare HEAL1
Sex: Female
Spouse: John HENDERSON

Child 5: Mark Elliot HEAL

Name: Mark Elliot HEAL1
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Elizabeth SIGMUND
Spouse 2: Gillian HEAL

Note on Marriage

1958 holiday in Bandol in S. of France, at Heal Cottage

Note on Husband: John Christopher HEAL (1)



school at Greshams in Holt, Norfolk

Cambridge - did Economics and Architecture

1930 walking tour of Pyrenees

army Gunner No 14368175 R.A.

entered heals 1934

1936 exhibited in Mansard Gallery with Maxwell Fry - 7 young architects

1937 with Gordon Russell invited to design furnishings of the 'Weekend House' at Paris Exhibition

designed cottons for Turnbull and Stockdale

1938 dsigned inexpensive birch furniture


1946 demobbed

desigend utility furniture

early member of Modular Society

1952-1975 Design Director

1970 visited Expo70 in Osaka

1975 retired


friend of Douglas Webster, who sent a postcard 1977 from Kippford, Scotland. Kildorran, Kippford, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG5 4LW



furniture designer

Director of Heal & Son Ltd

divorced from TMA Heal

married Olive Scarth3

Note on Husband: John Christopher HEAL (2)



39 Willow Rd, Hampstead


9 Gainsborough Gardens, Hampstead--


9 St Mark's Rd,Regents Park, London NW1 7TS


?, The Avenue, Sherborne, Dorset

Note on Wife: Teresa Mary Elliot ANSTRUTHER (1)

Godmother was Teresa Riley, an Irish friend of her mother, and the first woman to get a Cambridge Tripos. (according to TMA).


1927-28 at Sorbonne, doing course for teachers of French


In her account books in 1935 she refers to her father as 'daddy'.3

Note on Wife: Teresa Mary Elliot ANSTRUTHER (2)

Note on Wife: Teresa Mary Elliot ANSTRUTHER (3)



lived at 36 Southampton Road, in part called Bickerton Tce, opposite the priory.


lived at 4 Adelaide Rd, Hampstead


flat at 427 Russell Court 1937-39, paying £4-11-0 and then £6-10-0 a month (TMA accounts book)


39 Willow Rd, Hampstead


9 Gainsborough Gdns, Hampstead


2 Cambridge Way, Uckfield, Sussex

Note on Wife: Teresa Mary Elliot ANSTRUTHER (4)

friends that BH remembers, from her address book:


Alice Betts

Miss Marsom

Mrs Frost

Miss Marhsall


1Oliver Standerwick Heal, "Information provided by Oliver Heal" (Prepared 1986).
2John Gauntlett (Benedict) Heal, "Information provided by John Gauntlett (Benedict) Heal" (Received Oct 2003, prepared ?2001).
3"File (merged): C:\docs\bh\familyhistory\heal26-1jun04.ged".
4JC Heal, "JC Heal's photo album".
5Ambrose Heal & Edith Heal, with Charles A. Bernau, "The Records of the Heal Family" (Privately Printed & Published (75 copies only), 1932).
6"Jo Clapson 2004".