Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Willian Austin Cook – London Standard – Wednesday 15th February 1893



(Before Lord Justice Lopes and a Special Jury.)


Cook v. Cook and Johnstone. – This was the petition of Mr. William Austin Cook, an ironmaster in Manchester, and a Justice of the Peace, for the dissolution of his marriage, on the ground of his wife’s adultery with the Co-respondent, a chartered accountant, and vice president of the Association of Chartered Accountants. – Mr. Dobbs appeared for the Petitioner, and the Co-respondent was represented by Mr. Shee, Q.C. – The Respondent did not file any answer to the charge. – Mr. Dobbs asked for heavy damages. – Mr. Shee said the conduct of the Petitioner in drawing up a separation deed in which no provision was made for the wife and children was such as to disentitle him to any damages at all. – The Jury returned a verdict that the Respondent and Co-respondent had committed adultery, and they assessed the damages at one farthing. – Upon these findings the Judge granted a decree nisi, with costs.


The London Evening Standard – Wednesday 15th February 1893


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