Quentin Tod " Narid "

Born : December 27, 1884 -  Walmer, Kent, England

Died : May 5, 1947, Chelsea, London, England - aged 62

Nationality : English

Actor, dancer, comedian

Courtesy of Love Alone Prevails ; Kitty Davy - p 87
Courtesy of Love Alone Prevails ; Kitty Davy - p 87

I was so engrossed in looking at this wonderful man for the first time that everything else faded away. What impressed me most was his rather wild quality, as of something untamed, and his truly remarkable eyes.

He smiled, and motioned for me to sit beside him. He took my hand and from time to time patted my shoulder. We sat for several minutes in silence, and I was aware of a great feeling of love and peace emanating from him; also a curious feeling of recognition came to me, as if I had found a long lost friend. Then Baba took my left hand, and some sort of wave of strength passed to me from him. It was as if an electric current of pure love were turned on, which filled me with ecstasy. I began to breathe deeply, as if taking an anesthetic...

The feeling in me was that I must serve him in some way. There were many things I should have liked to ask him, but all questions seemed irrelevant and inadequate.


Quentin Tod
1931, London
Av p134-135

LM  p1754
LM p1754

The above image could well have been taken on SS Baloeran which sailed about a fortnight later from Port Said to Bombay in the first week of January 1933.

There is only one "d" in his name.

 

 

 

LM p1687
LM p1687
Santa Margherita, 1932
Santa Margherita, 1932
LM  p1697
LM p1697

There is only one "d" in his name.

Quentin sitting in foreground
Quentin sitting in foreground
Courtesy of MN Collection
Courtesy of MN Collection
Courtesy of MN Collection
Courtesy of MN Collection

 

 

Birth Registrations - January, February & March 1885

Courtesy of Paul Edwards
Courtesy of Paul Edwards

 

 

The Tod Family sailed from New York to London in 1901

Courtesy of Paul Edwards
Courtesy of Paul Edwards

 

 

Death Notices London - April, May & June 1947 of malnutrition

Courtesy of Paul Edwards
Courtesy of Paul Edwards

Quentin's Family

Father :  Alex M. Tod -  b. 1855

Mother :  Belle Tod - b. 1855

Children :  Muriel - b. 1883

                   Quentin - b.1884

                   Kenneth - b. 1892

                   Malcolm - b. 1896


In 1901, the Tod family lived at 159 Cromwell Road Kensington, London.

 

 

1901 London Census

Courtesy of Paul Edwards
Courtesy of Paul Edwards