Lady Sholto Douglas

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Lady Sholto Douglas: Born on May 20, 1878 in Oakland, California, Loretta Mooney performed on the U.S. variety/vaudeville stage under the stage name of Loretta Addis. On 31 May 1895, she married in 1895 Lord Sholto George Douglas, the fourth son of the ninth Marquess of Queensberry. She acted intermittently in the U.S. under the name of Lady Sholto Douglas. In about 1913-1914, she acted in England under the name Lorna Leslie. Lord Douglas filed a petition for divorce, which was not opposed and was granted in May of 1920.

Lord Sholto subsequently married Georgina Leonora Mosselmans(2), daughter of Richard Frederick Hendrik Mosselmans, on 23 April 1921. They were divorced in 1925. He married, thirdly, Lily Louise Edmunds, daughter of Charles Edmunds, on 11 October 1926. He died on 6 April 1942 at age 69.

Lord Sholto George Douglas and Loretta Mooney had two children:
• Bruce Francis Sholto Douglas (1 Apr 1897 - 14 Apr 1915)
• Sholto Augustus Douglas (5 Nov 1900 - 11 Jun 1950)

Loretta died in 1936 in New York.

Notes:
1. Loretta's sister Margaret Jane (Mooney) Merritt was born 2 Jun 1875. Margaret Jane Mooney acted in the U.S. under the stage name of Margie Addis. She died in 1936.
2.  Georgina Leonora Mosselmans was the daughter of Richard Frederick Hendrik Mosselmans. She married, secondly, Lord Sholto George Douglas, son of John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry and Sibyl Montgomery, on 23 April 1921. She and Lord Sholto George Douglas were divorced in 1925. Her third husband was Mehmed Burhameddin, Prince of Turkey. She married, fourthly, Count Fernand de Saurigny. Her fith husband was Hon. William Arthur de la Poer Horsley-Beresford, son of William Robert John Horsley-Beresford, 3rd Baron Decies and Catherine Anne Dent, on 18 August 1933. She and Hon. William Arthur de la Poer Horsley-Beresford were divorced in 1940. She died on 30 April 1969.

 

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