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Brookes [née Emmerton], Dame Mabel Balcombe (1890–1975), socialite and charity worker, was born on 15 June 1890 at Raveloe, South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia, the only child of Harry Emmerton (1845–1927), an English born solicitor, and his wife, Alice Mabel Maude (1865–1923), a daughter of ...


Millicent Fanny Sutherland-Leveson- Gower, duchess of Sutherland (1867–1955) by Charles Lallie, c. 1906 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Gower, Millicent Fanny Sutherland-Leveson- [née Millicent Fanny St Clair-Erskine], duchess of Sutherland (1867–1955), society hostess and social reformer, was born on 20 October 1867 at Dysart House, Fife, the eldest child of Robert St Clair-Erskine, fourth earl of Rosslyn (1833–1900), and his wife, ...