Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameJohn Neville KEYNES
Birth1852
Death1949
FatherDr John KEYNES (1805-1878)
MotherAnna Maynard NEVILLE (1821-1907)
Marriage1882
SpouseFlorence Ada BROWN
Birth1861
Death1958
Children
Birth1887
Death1982
Notes for John Neville KEYNES
John Neville Keynes (31 August 1852 – 15 November 1949) was a British economist and father of John Maynard Keynes.

Biography

Born in Salisbury, he was the son of Dr John Keynes (1805–1878) and his wife Anna Maynard Neville (1821–1907). He was educated at Amersham Hall School, University College London and Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1876.[1] He held a lectureship in Moral Science from 1883 to 1911. He was elected as Registrary in 1910, and held that office until 1925.

He divided Economy into "positive economy" (the study of what is, and the way the economy works), "normative economy" (the study of what should be), and the "art of economics" (applied economics). The art of economics relates the lessons learned in positive economics to the normative goals determined in normative economics. He tried to synthesise deductive and inductive reasoning as a solution to the "Methodenstreit". His main works were:

Studies and Exercises in Formal Logic (1884)
The Scope and Method of Political Economy (1891)
He married, in 1882, Florence Ada Brown[2] (who was later a Mayor of Cambridge). They had two sons and a daughter:
John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946), the economist.
Geoffrey Keynes (1887–1982), a surgeon.
Margaret Neville Keynes (1885–1974), who married Archibald Hill (winner of the 1922 Nobel Prize for Physiology) in 1913.

He outlived his elder son by three years and died aged 97.
Notes for Florence Ada BROWN
Florence Ada Keynes (née Brown) (1861 -- February 1958) was a British author, social reformer, and Mayor of Cambridge in 1932.

Biography

Family

She was the daughter of the Rev. John Brown of Bunyan's Chapel, Bedford. Her brother was the Regius Professor of Physic (medicine) Sir Walter Langdon-Brown.
She married the economist John Neville Keynes. They had two sons and a daughter:

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), perhaps the most renowned economist of the 20th century.
Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), a surgeon.
Margaret Neville Keynes (1890-1974), who married Archibald Hill (winner of the 1922 Nobel Prize for Physiology) in 1913.

Work

She was an early graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge. She ran juvenile labour exchange She was involved with the Papworth Village Settlement, a settlement for sufferers of chronic Tuberculosis, the Charity Organisation Society which provided pensions for the elderly living in poverty, among other support to the 'deserving poor' on a case work basis. She worked with inmates of workhouses to resettle them into society.

She was the first female Councillor of Cambridge Borough Council, and its Mayor in 1932.
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