Anthony (latterly usually known as Tone) was born on 21 September 1938 in Banstead, Surrey. the son of "Char" and Patricia nee Chapman. He was educated at Eton before joining the King's Dragoon Guards.
His father wanted him to follow in his footsteps "into the City", and although he did try, his heart was not in it. After five years, he joined the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. He has made many very good wildlife films, principally about birds.
He was married at 28 on 24 September 1966 in Newton, Cambs to Liz (Flo) Hurrell, aged 22. They have two children :-
Charles James was born on 11 February 1969
Diana (known as Birdie) was born on 27 April 1971 in Kingston, Cambs., who was educ. at ??? On the 12th September 1998 in Longstowe, Cambs, aged 27, she married William Butterworth, b. ??? in ???, the ??? son of ??? Butterworth and ??? nee ??? of ???, then aged ??. They live at Pulloxhill near Luton and have three boys, Oscar (Ozzie), Alec and Caspar (Cas). From ??? to ??? Birdie was Discharge Sister at Luton Hospital, ensuring that patients discharged from hospital (usually with terminal illnesses) could be effectively looked after at home. Will is a Partner in a firm of Environmental Consultants.
one and Liz lived first in Kingston, near Sandy, Beds., until ??? when they moved to the Old Rectory, from where in ??? they moved to The Old School, Longstowe, Cambs.
“Liz” or "Flo" (Elizabeth) Hurrell.
Liz was born on 28 April 1943 in Newton, Cambs, She was sometimes known as Flo to avoid confusion with her sister-in-law Elizabeth Stedall nee Clay, see above. Liz was the ??? daughter of ??? Hurrell and ??? nee ??? of ???.
Liz adopted the name "Flo" to avoid confusion with her sister-in-law Elizabeth, Tone's younger sister, also known as Liz.
Liz died in Addenbrooke’s on 18th August 2013 after falling from a ladder at home whilst pruning her recalcitrant wisteria – trying to get it to flower next year. We believe that she would have known almost nothing about the accident and suffered no pain. She was 70.
She was cremated in Cambridge at 12:00 on Friday 30th August, and there was a Thanksgiving Service in the Church at Longstowe at 12:00 on 6th September 2013, at which the Revd. Nigel H.A. Pearson gave an Address. and her son Charlie Clay followed with his own Tribute.