Jane Adelaide Rose Doyle
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
After the death of her husband, she worked as a teacher at Cheltenham Ladies' College (1909-1915) and then opened her own school, Granville House in Eastbourne.
Family photo. Ida is standing 2nd from right, with her husband Cyril Angell on her left (1904).
Arthur Conan Doyle about Ida
In a letter to his mother (july 1899), while Ida was aged 24 :
- « Ida is looking a different girl since she came here. Never in my life have I seen such a change in a woman. She looks so girlish & fresh, whereas she was thin and bothered looking before. »
In his autobiography Memories and Adventures (1923), Arthur Conan Doyle mentioned his sister :
- « No promotion had come to my father, and two younger children, Innes, my only brother, and Ida, had arrived to add to the calls upon my mother. »
Innes Doyle about Ida
In a letter, Innes wrote:
- « She is doing all sorts of wonders. [...] She got a certificate which allows her to teach science in a national school and to buy 32s worth of books and send the bill to the government. »
- 16 march : Birth at 2 Argyle Park Terrace, Edinburgh. Sponsors : James Doyle (uncle) and Jane H. McKenzie.
- April : She was living with his mother, sisters and brothers at 15 Lonsdale Terrace, Edinburgh
- She was graduate of Edinburgh University.
- December : She was engaged to Nelson Foley, a cousin of her mother Mary Doyle. Ida was 19 and Nelson 44. In a letter, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about the engagement : « [Nelson] is of course much older than she, but he is a very exceptionally fine fellow in every way. »
- 16 december : Marriage to Nelson Foley at St. Oswald Church, Thornton-in-Lonsdale, West Riding, Yorkshire. Witnesses : Innes, Bryan Charles Waller, Dodo and Mary Doyle.
- She moved to her husband's home in Gaiola Island, Posillipo, Naples, Italy.
- April : Her brother Arthur Conan Doyle visited her home in Gaiola, Italy.
- 29 september : Birth of her first son, Percy Fitzgerald Foley.
- April-May : Arthur Conan Doyle stayed with his sister Ida and her husband in Gaiola, Italy.
- 5 december : Birth of her second son, Innes Cliffe Foley.
- 3 january : Her husband, Nelson Foley, died, aged 58, from tuberculosis in London.
- May : She had taken up teaching and obtained a post at Cheltenham Ladies' College in the charge of the Foreign Class. 
- 29 july : She travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark, with her brothers Innes and Arthur Conan Doyle and with Jean Conan Doyle for the marriage between Innes and Clara Schwensen.
- July : She left Cheltenham Ladies' College to take the Headship of a private school, Granville House, at Eastbourne. 
- 3 january : Ida was present at Kingsley's baptism at St. John's Church, Eastbourne.
- November : She received £500 and jewelry from the Clara Boulnois' will.
- Lena Jean, the youngest daughter of Arthur Conan Doyle, was sent to Ida's school at Eastbourne, where she boarded with Clara Doyle.
- 1 july : She died from cancer, aged 62, at The Horns, Hankham, Westham, Sussex.
- CLC Magazine (Autumn 1909).
- CLC Magazine (Autumn 1914).