Lady Rothes to marry

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Arrangements have been made for a marriage between Lucy, Countess Rothes, and Major Claud Macfie, D.S.O.

Lady Rothes, who is a widow with two sons, was one of the survivors of the Titanic disaster on 15th April 1912.

When she bravely took an oar and pulled in one the boats, she was unconsciously re-enacting an episode in ancient family history, when 500 years ago a young Scottish Princess was in danger of drowning while trying to ford a stream.

A Leslie—the family name of the Rothes, whose residence was Leslie House—reached down from his horse, and placed her behind him. "Grip fast,” he said. To this day the motto of the family is Grip Fast.”

Lady Rothes’ father presented the Royal National Lifeboat Institution with motor lifeboat, named after his daughter, as a thankoffering for her escape from the Titanic.

Major Macfie was commissioned in the Seaforth Highlanders in February 1900, and went on retire seven years ago.

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