Rosalie Dorothea “Princess Wiasemsky” <I>Selfridge</I> de Bolotoff

Rosalie Dorothea “Princess Wiasemsky” Selfridge de Bolotoff

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death Oct 1977 (aged 84)
Oxfordshire, England
Burial Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 108903574 · View Source
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Eldest daughter of Rosalie Amelia Buckingham and Harry Gordon Selfridge, Sr. Wife of Serge de Bolotoff whose mother was a member of the Russian family Wiasemsky. Rosalie de Bolotoff was also known as Princess Wiasemsky, sometimes seen spelled as Viasemsky *.

Rosalie and Serge had one daughter, Tatiana Rose Marie de Bolotoff (1919-1998), aka Princess Tatiana Wiasemsky. Tatiana was married in 1943 to Craig Wheaton-Smith (1917-2002) and had three children.


England & Wales, Death Index 1916-2006
Name: Princess Rosalie Dorothea B Viasemsky
Birth Date: 10 Sep 1893
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1977
Age at Death: 84
Registration district: Bullingdon
Inferred County: Oxfordshire
Volume: 20
Page: 2140


Wedding Announcement published in The New York Times, August 7, 1918

Daughter of London Merchant Marries Serge de Bolotoff, Aviator.

LONDON, Aug. 7. -- Rosalie Dorothea, eldest daughter of Harry Gordon Selfridge, American owner of one of London's large stores, was married this afternoon to Serge de Bolotoff, eldest son of the Princess Wiasemsky, member of one of the oldest families of Russia. The bridegroom, who has lived in England for many years, is an aviation enthusiast, and claims to have been the fifth man in the world to fly an airplane.

Owing to the death of the bride's mother a few months ago, the wedding was celebrated quietly in the chapel of the Russian Embassy, only relatives and a few friends of the contracting parties being present.

After a honeymoon in the South of France, the couple will live part of the year in England and the remainder in America.

[Original article online at]


From descendant:
"Sergei de Bolotoff was buried at Putney Vale Cemetery, Putney, London, England. Subsequently, Rosalie Selfridge was buried with him."


* Rosalie is in the cemetery's online database as Rosalie Viascmsky (sic). Her mother-in-law Marie is here also but under the usual spelling Wiasemsky. Serge is listed as "Serge Unreadable".

Burial was on November 3, 1977.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rosalie Dorothea “Princess Wiasemsky” Selfridge de Bolotoff (10 Sep 1893–Oct 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108903574, citing Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England ; Maintained by JTerry ღ (contributor 47030398) .