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Dorothy (Daphne) Milne [de Selincourt], daughter of Martin de Selincourt and Mabel de Selincourt
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At Battersea, in London
1901 Census
A.A. Milne's proposal of marriage

In 1913 Owen Seaman's god-daughter, Dorothy de Selincourt (Daphne to friends), was persuaded to marry me. Owen had taken me to her coming-out dance, and we had gone about together in a way common enough now, but less usual in those days. When I wanted a present for a sister-in-law or a new suit for myself, I would summon her to help me; when she wanted a man to take her to a dance she would ring me up. She laughed at my jokes, she had my contributions to Punch by heart before she met me, she had (it is now clear) the most perfect sense of humour in the world; and I, in my turn, had a pianola to which she was devoted, and from which I could not keep her away. We might have gone on like this for ever.

I proposed to her at eleven o'clock one morning in a snow-storm. I had to, because she was going back to London that afternoon, where also there were other people, and it was clear to me now that it was my mission to save her from them.
This is the autobiography of a writer, not of a married man. My next book was dedicated 'to my collaborator who buys the ink and paper, laughs, and in fact does all the really difficult part of the business', and it is as a collaborator that Daphne plays her part in this book.

We were married in June, and took a flat in Embankment Gardens, Chelsea. I was now getting eight guineas a week for my contributions to Punch, which was then the top price for writers on the staff. When I stopped writing for The Sphere, the Proprietors compensated me by raising my salary to £500, so that with double pay for Almanacs and Summer Numbers, and a trickle of royalties from the books, I was making about £1,000 a year. We were very comfortable and very happy.

from A.A. Milne's Autobiography - Its Too Late Now

24th Jun 1913
Alan Alexander Milne in the Parish of Chelsea, London; registered at St. Georges, Hanover Square District, London; ref: 1913 Q1 Vol 1a Page 908
Register of marriages
21st Aug 1920
Birth of a son
Christopher Robin at 11 Mallord Street in the Parish of Chelsea, London

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
de Selincourt individual records
Milne, Mylne, Milnes, Milner, Millner, Melne, Milliner individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Dorothy (Daphne) Milne [de Selincourt]
 Martin de Selincourtm: c 1879Mabel 
 b: 1865 Pimlico, London  b: 1865 Marylebone, London
 Dorothy (Daphne) Leslie Aubrey Geoffrey Grey 
 b: 1890 Battersea, London
d: 1971
 b: 1892 Battersea, London b: 7th Jun 1894 Kensington, London b: 1900 Kensington, London b: 1903 Kensington, London 
 Alan Alexander Milnem: 24th Jun 1913 Chelsea, London
registered at St. Georges, Hanover Square District, London ref: 1913 Q1 Vol 1a Page 908
Daphne de Selincourt 
 b: 18th Jan 1882 Hampstead, London
d: 31st Jan 1956 Cotchford [a.k.a. Scotchford] Farm, Hartfield, Sussex
  b: 1890 Battersea, London
d: 1971
 Christopher Robin 
 b: 21st Aug 1920 11 Mallord Street, Chelsea, London
d: 20th Apr 1996

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