The Conan Doyle Estate consists of eight people, all but one of whom are the beneficiaries of the will of Dame Jean Conan Doyle, the youngest child of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Most of the family are relations of Sir Arthur, by marriage or blood.
Catherine Ruml Doyle, born 1st January 1955. Daughter of John Reinhold Innes Doyle (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s nephew) and his first wife Ann Ruml who died in 1963.
Richard John Francis Doyle, born 3rd August 1965. Son of John Reinhold Innes Doyle (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s nephew) and his second wife Angela Firmston-Williams who died in 1975.
Director of The Conan Doyle Estate and Step Great Grandson of Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Conan Doyle Estate’s genealogy reveals a direct link to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
Born Edinburgh, Scotland 22nd May 1859.
John Francis Innes Hay Doyle (Pictured right)
Born Edinburgh, Scotland 31st March 1873.
John Francis Innes Hay Doyle married Clara Claudia Schwensen on 2nd August 1911.
John Reinhold Innes Doyle, son of John and Clara.
Born 24th June 1913.
Catherine Ruml Doyle, born 1st January 1955.
Daughter of John Reinhold Innes Doyle and his first wife Ann Ruml who died in 1963.
Richard John Francis Doyle, born 3rd August 1965. Son of John Reinhold Innes Doyle and his second wife Angela Firmston-Williams who died in 1975.
Daughter of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dame Lena Jean Conan Doyle died 18th November 1997, aged 84. Her Will passed the responsibility for her father's rights to 8 family members.
A new company is established by 8 members of the family all of whom are relations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by blood or marriage. The company is lead by a board of three family directors whose work continues to this day in promoting, protecting and developing the legacy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Board of The Conan Doyle Estate Limited.
Pictured above, left to right.
Richard Pooley (Step Great Grandson), Richard Doyle (Great-Nephew) and Catherine Beggs (Great-Niece). Photography by India Hobson. Location is Landing 42, The Leadenhall Building, London.
The Conan Doyle Estate would like to thank the following friends for their contributions to The Estate and this website.
Jon Lellenberg - Author
Dangerous Work, Diary of an Artic Adventurer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Benjamin Allison - Lawyer Bardacke Allison LLP
Santa Fe, N.M.
Catherine Cooke - Curator Conan Doyle Collection
Marylebone Library, London
Jill Gage - Curator Kittle Collection of Doyleana
Newberry Library, Chicago
Daniel Stashower - Author Teller of Tales: The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Carolyn Vega - Curator Berg Collection
New York Public Library
John Tibbets - Professor Film & Media Studies
University of Kansas
Clifford Goldfarb - Author The Great Shadow: Arthur Conan Doyle, Brigadier Gerard and Napoleon
Alex Werner - Curator Museum of London
Michael Dirda - Author
On Conan Doyle; Or,
The Whole Art of Storytelling
Michael Gunton - Curator Richard Lancelyn Green Collection
Portsmouth Central Library
Mike Ashley - Author Adventures in The Strand: Arthur Conan Doyle and The Strand Magazine
Jessie Amaolo - Curator Arthur Conan Doyle Collection
Toronto Public Library
Saul Cohen - Lawyer Sutin, Thayer & Browne
Santa Fe, N.M.
Timothy Johnson - Curator Sherlock Holmes Collections
University of Minnesota Libraries
Rick Watson - Head of Reference and Research Services Harry Ransom Center
University of Texas
Mattias Boström - Author From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon
Derham Groves - Professor
Melbourne School of Design
University of Melbourne
Douglas Kerr - Professor Editor-in-chief, The Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Arthur Conan Doyle
Neil McCaw - Professor English, Creative Writing and American Studies University of Winchester
Russell Merritt - Professor Film and Media
University of California at Berkeley
Marsha Pollak - Librarian Head, The Sub-Librarians Scion American Library Association
Randall Stock - Bibliographer The Best of Sherlock Holmes
Tom Ue - Assistant Professor of English Dalhousie University and Editor, Mapping Conan Doyle’s Modernities
Zach Dundas - Author The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes
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