Singular Story of Aristocratic Life.
An extraordinary piece of gossip (says ai London correspondent) is going about, and is founded, lam assured, on positi refact. It seems that a North of Engl aad earl, owning one of the oldest titles in .'die peerage, and one of the’fiinsst estates, in the kingdom, has just lost 3 is eldest son, who died of fever abroad. I would be more explicit, but the circumstances and place of his death would give a due to his name. The earl, however, has a sec ond soil, to whom it was expected the title and estates would come. But it has just boon discovered that the deceased heir was privately married to a woman who had been servant in the family, and had been discharged in consequence of relations known to have existed hetwe jn her and the deceased. She is the mot her of two daughters and one sun, which son is now beyond ell question the heir to the earldom, as well as the estates, w’ nch are strictly entailed. He is two ye u s old. The mother, it is said, has ever r necessary documentary proof of the h gality of her marriage, so that it is imp issihie to sot aside the claims of her son. The earl who is far advanced in years, is , now on the Continent.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 32, 9 December 1879
Singular Story of Aristocratic Life. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 32, 9 December 1879
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