interesting marriage capers
Victim: Emily Jane Creed 1859-1939
Circumstance: Which group of girls hosted the mesmerising Lillie Langtry during her Portsmouth stay of 1902? (for an extra point, what earthy hindrance was there to any marriages). The Creed sisters - who hailed from dodgy old farmland at Babcary which made a decent dowry impossible. So they worked as servants for years then bought a hotel in Southsea together.
Origin of this story: Conversation with Pat Cotton about the land; the hotel register in the possession of a niece