Lucy Noël Martha, Countess of Rothes (née Dyer-Edwards)
The Countess of Rothes (Lucy Noël Martha Dyer-Edwards), was born in Kensington, London on 25 December 1878. She married Norman Evelyn Leslie (19th Earl of Rothes) in Kensington on 19 April 1900. In 1902 their son Malcolm was born, followed in 1909 by a second son, John.
The Countess boarded the Titanic at Southampton with her cousin Gladys Cherry and her maid Roberta Maioni. She was travelling to Vancouver, BC, Canada. She and Miss Cherry occupied cabin B-77.
The countess, her cousin and maid were rescued in lifeboat 8, she was later put to the tiller. As able seaman Thomas Jones put it "She had a lot to say, so I put her to steering the boat". This was not meant as a sarcastic remark, Jones seemed to admire the Countess very much and later presented her with the brass number plate from the boat, in later years they maintained a correspondence.
The Earl of Rothes died in March 1927, the total value of his Will being £2,000. On 22 December 1927 she married Colonel Claude Macfie DSO in Chelsea, London. Lucy died in Hove, Sussex on 12 September 1956, aged 77.
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Phillip Gowan, USA
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Lucy Noël Martha, Countess of Rothes (née Dyer-Edwards)
Born: Wednesday 25th December 1878
Age: 33 years (Female)
Last Residence: in London London England
Occupation: Of Independent Means
1st Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 110152 , £86 10s
Cabin No.: B77
Rescued (boat 8)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Wednesday 12th September 1956
Cause of Death: Heart Failure / Disease