Miss Petrie was born in Russia c.1881 where her father was a flax inspector. She became tutor to the Romanovs. She and her sister were still in Russia at the time of the Revolution; they went to Sweden with the Romanov family for asylum, and then to France, where Mary remained with the family for many years. She was a member of St John’s Cross Church. She died at 33 Seymour St on December 22nd, aged 84.

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