Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameFlorence Ada BROWN, 8124
FatherRev John BROWN , 8125
FatherDr John KEYNES , 8121 (1805-1878)
MotherAnna Maynard NEVILLE , 8122 (1821-1907)
ChildrenGeoffrey , 7874 (1887-1982)
 John Maynard , 8123 (1883-1946)
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.



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.


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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