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Anna Tribe OBE

 

Mrs. Anna Tribe born in 1929 (nee Somerset) is a direct descendant of Admiral Lord Nelson being the great, great, great granddaughter of Nelson and Lady Hamilton, his mistress. Anna Tribe is both a vice-president of the Nelson Society and the 1805 Club, and has a great interest in her family history. Born in London and educated at Haberdasher’s School for Girls Monmouth she now lives in Monmouthshire in South East Wales and is the President of the Raglan Local History Group.

She regularly lectures on family history, especially her own and takes parties around Raglan Castle which she can see from her window and which was the family home until 1646. The Duke of Beaufort the head of the Somerset family, her cousin, is still its Hereditary Keeper.

Anna and her late husband William Tribe, to whom she was married for 53 years, ran photographic travel and computer businesses for many years. She has three grown-up children and six grandchildren and most of them still carry the family names of ‘Horatio’ and ‘Horatia’ down the line.

Mrs. Tribe first trained as an actress between 1947 and 1950 and had several minor parts on stage and television.

In her spare time, Mrs. Tribe was also a member of the Welsh Hospital Board and Gwent Health Authority and was Chairman of the Welsh Women Conservatives, between 1981 and 1984. She was a deputy-Chairman of the East Gwent Magistrates and was a magistrate for 26 years.

Mrs. Tribe now also lectures on Nelson and Emma and their daughter Horatia and what became of her and her family. She has spoken at a seminar in Hamburg and has lectured at the Royal Maritime Museum at Greenwich,the Arts Club in London, the Lincoln Museum, Gainsborough, Cardiff ,Newport ,Hull, and Radstock among many other places and has been a guest lecturer on two P and O cruises. She has slides to illustrate her lectures.