Lucy Noël Martha, Countess of Rothes

Lucy Noël Martha, Countess of Rothes (née Dyer-Edwards)

Lucy Noël Martha, Countess of Rothes

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.

ImageThe 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.

References and Sources

General Register Office Certificate
of Death
Denver Times, 15 April 1912
Daily Graphic (London), 20
April 1912
New York Herald, 22 April
1912
Unknown Newpapers, 1912
Articles
Judith Geller (1998) Titanic: Women and Children First. Haynes. ISBN
1 85260 594 4
Who''s Who
Debretts

Credits
Julian Duffus, UK
Phillip Gowan, USA

Pictures

Portraits of famous Titanic passengers

(1912) 

PORTRAITS OF FAMOUS TITANIC PASSENGERS

 
Countess of Rothes

(1912) 

COUNTESS OF ROTHES

 
Noelle, Countess of Rothes (Portrait by Monro Mackie)

(1923) 

NOELLE, COUNTESS OF ROTHES (PORTRAIT BY MONRO MACKIE)

 

Articles and Stories

Titanic : The Countess of Rothes and the Phantom Light

New York Herald  (1912) 

TITANIC : THE COUNTESS OF ROTHES AND THE PHANTOM LIGHT

 
WOMEN REVEALED AS HEROINES BY WRECK

New York Times  (1912) 

WOMEN REVEALED AS HEROINES BY WRECK

 
The Countess of Rothes

New York Times  (1912) 

THE COUNTESS OF ROTHES

 
Jones admiration for Countess of Rothes

JONES ADMIRATION FOR COUNTESS OF ROTHES

 
SOME OF THE SAVED

Daily Graphic  (1912) 

SOME OF THE SAVED

 
SOCIETY NOTES FROM ABROAD

New York Times  (1912) 

SOCIETY NOTES FROM ABROAD

 
A Matter of Course

Titanic Research  (2006) 

A MATTER OF COURSE

 
Brave Countess Takes Charge of Lifeboat

Worcester Evening Gazette  (1912) 

BRAVE COUNTESS TAKES CHARGE OF LIFEBOAT

 
The Countess of Rothes

Torquay Directory  (1912) 

THE COUNTESS OF ROTHES

 
The Local Passengers

Totnes Times & Devon News  (1912) 

THE LOCAL PASSENGERS

 
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Portrait of Countess of Rothes PORTRAIT OF COUNTESS OF ROTHES  
Watch Given by Countess of Rothes to AB Thomas Jones WATCH GIVEN BY COUNTESS OF ROTHES TO AB THOMAS JONES  
Watch Given by Countess of Rothes to Her Husband as Wedding Gift WATCH GIVEN BY COUNTESS OF ROTHES TO HER HUSBAND AS WEDDING GIFT  
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