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

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Lucy Noël Martha Leslie (Dyer-Edwardes)

Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Death: Died in Hove, Brighton & Hove, UK
Cause of death: Heart disease
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Dyer-Edwardes, Jr. and Clementina Georgina Lucy Drummond Villiers Dyer-Edwardes
Wife of Colonel Norman Evelyn Leslie, 19th Earl of Rothes. DSC and Col. Claud Macfie
Mother of Malcolm George Dyer-Edwardes Leslie, 20th Earl of Rothes and John Wayland Leslie

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

Lucy Noël Martha Leslie, Countess of Rothes (25 December 1878 – 12 September 1956) was the wife of the 19th Earl of Rothes, whom she married on 19 April 1900.

Notably assisted the Red Cross with fundraising and as a nurse for the Coulter Hospital in London during World War I

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...After Norman recovered and returned home, Noëlle stayed on in London for some months, leading a unit of Red Cross nurses serving the Coulter Hospital. She was also involved in fundraising for a clinic for wounded soldiers at Hurlingham, helping to launch several programs, such as the Hurlingham Fete and Fair, between early and mid-1918."


Wikipedia: English

Encyclopedia Titantica

  • Name: Lucy Noël Martha, Countess of Rothes (née Dyer-Edwards)
  • Born: Wednesday 25th December 1878
  • Age: 33 years
  • Last Residence: in London London England
  • Occupation: Of Independent Means
  • 1st Class passenger
  • 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

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.

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Miss Gladys Cherry
  • Miss Roberta Elizabeth Mary Maioni
  • Travelling Companions
  • Mr Thomas Dyer-Edwardes Father
  • Mrs Clementina Georgina Lucy Dyer-Edwardes Mother

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
  • Whos Who
  • Debretts


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Lucy Noël Martha, Countess of Rothes (nee Dyer-Edwards)'s Timeline

December 25, 1878
London, England
February 8, 1902
Age 23
Age 30
September 12, 1956
Age 77
Hove, Brighton & Hove, UK