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Bruce [née Petre], Mildred Mary (1895–1990), motorist and aviator, was born on 10 November 1895 at Margaretting, Ingatestone, Essex, the daughter of Lawrence Joseph Petre (1864–1944), landowner, of Coptfold Hall, Essex, and his wife, Jennie Maginness, née Williams (d. 1943), an actress. She was educated at the convent of ...

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Frank Hedges Butler (1855–1928) by William Morris, 1923 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butler, Frank Hedges (1855–1928), motorist and aviator, was born in London on 17 December 1855, the fifth son of James Butler, wine merchant, of Hollywood, Wimbledon Park, and his wife, Frances Mary, eldest daughter of William Hedges. He was educated at private schools at ...

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Rolls, Charles Stewart (1877–1910), motor car promoter and aviator, was born on 27 August 1877 at 35 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London, the third son among the four children of John Allan Rolls (1837–1912), of Hendre, Monmouth, who was Conservative MP for Monmouthshire...

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Charles Stewart Rolls (1877–1910) by unknown photographer, c. 1905 Getty Images