(née Pennington Mellor).
Born October 2 1876 in Biarritz, France
Dead September 28 1967 in Rome, Italy.
Hildas was the daughter of John Pennington Mellor and his wife Cathrine (b. Wilson). Her father was a wealthy English merchant. In her marriage with Axel Munthe, it was Hilda who had the main responsibility for the upbringing of their sons, mostly in England. However, during the summer (except during the wars) they spend their summer’s on the farm in Leksand. There she designed the beautiful gardens and for a few years in the 30s she wrote, directed and arranged extensive amateur theater performances with many participants from town.