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?'

Amy Webster – Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) – Saturday 27th March 1909

Before the PRESIDENT.

TWO CO-RESPONDENTS.

 

Lieutenant Owain Edward Greaves, an officer the 3rd Hussars, asked for a divorce from his wife Mrs. Amy Greaves, on account her misconduct with Mr. Eric Loder and Mr. George Jervis Wood. The case stood in the official list one which was be heard his lordship with a special jury, but when came for trial it was undefended.

Mr. Rufus Isaacs, K.C., Mr. Barnard. K.C. and Mr. J. Harvey Murphy (instructed by Messers, Lewis and Lewis) appeared for Lieutenant Greaves, Mr. F. E. Smith, K.C., Mr. Walter Frampton, Mr. Barrington Ward (instructed by Messers, Arthur Newton and Co.) represented Mrs. Greaves, while Sir Edward Carson, K. C., and Mr. Willock (instructed by Messers. Mackrell and Ward) were for Mr. Wood. Mr. Eric Loder, the other respondent was not represented by counsel.

In opening the case, Mr. Rufus Iassacs said that the petition was presented Mr. Owain Edward Greaves, a lieutenant in the 3rd Hussars, against his wife, who was a Miss Amy Webster, who was on the Stage. They were married in March, 1906, and some nine or ten months afterwards Lieutenant Greaves went with his regiment to India. Subsequently it was found that the lady had been staying at hotels at Worthing and Brighton, first with Mr. Eric and then with Mr. Wood.

Lieutenant Greaves, replying to Mr. Isaacs, said he first became acquainted with Miss Amy Webster about August, 1905. She was then on the stage. On March 15, 1906, they were married the Fulham Registry Office. For some time Mrs. Greaves occupied a flat at Twyford mansions, which was provided by witness. The marriage was kept secret, because witness was in difficulty about announcing it, having regard to the position he occupied in his regiment. Subsequently he exchanged into the 3rd Hussars, and went to India, provision being made for his wife while he was absent. During the time he was away they corresponded regularly, and in affectionate terms.

Mr. George H. Warne, proprietor of Warne’s Hotel, Worthing, said that in September, 1907, a lady and gentleman stayed there under name of Mr. and Mrs. Forsyth. They occupied communicating rooms. Emily Francis, who was chambermaid at Warne’s Hotel, said she had identified the lady who stayed the hotel under name of Mrs. Forsyth as the respondent in that suit.

Gilbert E. Smith, a chauffeur, stated that had seen Mr. Eric Loder at Worthing, and had driven that gentlemen and a lady on several occasions. Witness identified the lady as Mrs. Greaves, who was sitting next to her solicitor.

Mary Robertson, chambermaid the Hotel Metropole, Brighton, was then called. She remembered Mr. Wood staying at the hotel with a lady. They occupied communicating rooms.

At this stage Sir Edward Carson said did not propose to ask any questions on behalf of his client, Mr. Wood.

Mr. Smith also said did not propose to ask any questions.

Mr. Percy Hill, assistant manager of the Hotel Metropole, Brighton, said knew Mr. Wood and also the respondent. They had been guests at the hotel on several occasions.

The President: Very well, there must be a decree.

Sir Edward Canon asked that there should be no order as to costs against the co-respondents; there was no allegation that it was known that respondent was married woman.

The President made no order as to costs.

Mr. Isaacs: I think your lordship ought to know that some provision had been made for the wife, and also with reference the furniture of the flat she occupies.

 

The Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) – Saturday 27th March 1909

 

Mr George H. Warne, the proprietor of Warne’s Hotel, Worthing, said that in September, 1907, a man and woman stayed at his hotel as Mr and Mrs Forsyth. They occupied rooms 26 and 27, which consisted of a  double-bedded room and dressing-room communicating.

Emily France, a chambermaid at Warne’s Hotel, stated that she found a breakfast tray for two in room 26. .She subsequently identified the lady who accompanied Mr Loder as the respondent, Mrs Greaves.

 

The Shields Daily News – Saturday 27th March 1909

 

Eric Loder – Yorkshire Evening Post – 1909

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Dundee Courier – Tuesday 29th July 1913

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Eric Loder – The Middlesex Chronicle – Saturday 23rd September 1916

Motorists Fined

 

The following were fined for exceeding the motor speed limit at Bath-road, Hounslow, on the evidence of P. C. Sims: William Reginald Copland, Market-mews, Mayfair; Ronald Hugh Campbell, S. Kensington; and Captain Eric Loder, St. James-street, St. James.

A fine for a similar offence was inflicted upon Alfred Thomas Osborne, of Regent-street, London, who was further summoned for driving an unregistered car, – Edwin Perry, of the same address, was summoned for aiding and abetting him. – The Bench considered the explanation given satisfactory, and ordered the payment of costs only.

The Middlesex Chronicle, Saturday 23rd September 1916

 

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Eric Loder – The Sketch – Wednesday 15th August 1928

At the Lawn Tennis Courts: Mrs. Eric Loder.

Mrs. Eric Loder is a daughter of the Hon. Eustace Fitzgerald, and is the wife of Major Eric Loder.

 The Sketch – Wednesday 15th August 1928

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 15th June 1938

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Iris Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 26th July 1922

Mrs Eric Loder and her daughter Pamela, sadly Pamela died at the age of 20, Iris and Eric Loder were divorced in 1928

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 15th December 1926

Aboard Mr. Claude Grahame White’s S.Y. “Ethleen.”

At the moment this picture was taken this yacht was lying off Monte Carlo, which is rapidly filling up with winter visitors. The names in this group aboard the famous aviator’s yacht are: Mrs. Eric Loder, Mrs. Grahame White (better known as Miss Ethel Levy, the famous American actress), Mr. Claude Grahame White, Lady Dudley (who was Miss Gertie Millar), and Major Eric Loder. Mr. Grahame White carries his crack motor-boat, the “T. N. T.,” aboard the yacht, and she has been creating quite a stir with her high-speed performances.

 

The Tatler, Wednesday 15th December 1926

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Western Daily Mercury, Thursday 11th January 1912

Footlight Romances.

 Miss Gabrielle Ray, the heroine of the first footlight romance of the year, is the favourite of a very large public in London. One of the prettiest and daintiest stars of the musical comedy stage, she has danced her way into all hearts in a score of successes. She shared the popularity of Miss Lily Elsie in “The Merry Widow” and “The Dollar Princess” at Daly’s Theatre, and made a great hit in “Peggy,” which ran at the Gaiety most of last year.

Miss Ray has, however a wider claim to distinction than even her popularity in the theatre gives her. She is the most photographed stage beauty of the day, and when the picture postcard craze was at its height far outstripped all rivals as a postcard favourite. One firm of photographers alone stated to have sold over sever million postcards bearing her photograph during the past few years.

The selfish man who is robbing London of yet another of its most popular actresses is Mr. Eric Loder, a grandson of Sir Robert Loder, Bart; and nephew of Mr. G. W. E. Loder, formerly M. P. for Brighton, and Major Eustace Loder, a well known personality on the Turf. He is an enthusiastic motorist, and is a popular figure at Brooklands.

 

Western Daily Mercury, Thursday 11th January 1912

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 14th April 1915

Eric Loder - The Tatler -  Wednesday 14th April 1915

A Motor Transport Dinner

 

A novel dinner was given recently by Mr. Eric Loder (second from right), the famous motorist, at the Savoy Restaurant to his brother officers of the 335th Company Motor Transport. The table was not decorated with flowers in the ordinary way but with a ziz-zag road across it along which motor transport travelled to and fro. The wine was served from motor spirit tins. The menu was as follows: Nuts and Bolts, engine-oil soup, fish smashed radiator and sauce, saddle of clutch, accessories, duck non-skid, and Packard salad.

The Tatler – Wednesday 14th April 1915

 

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Gabrielle Ray – The Tatler – 30th July 1913

Gabrielle Ray - The Tatler - 30th July 1913

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