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The Daily Dispatch: March 28, 1861., [Electronic resource] 14 0 Browse Search
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t of Common Pleas. --It is a cause brought to establish the validity of a secret marriage, celebrated by a Catholic priest in Ireland between the Hon. Major William Charles Yelverton, of the British Army, heir to the Avonmore peerage, and Miss Teresa Longworth, who was one of the French Sisters of Charity in the Crimea. In consequence of a disgraceful law, making it a penal offence in Ireland for a Catholic priest to perform a marriage ceremony between a Catholic and Protestant, unless first c and whose own religious convictions sit loose upon him, treated the marriage as a sham, deserted his wife, and contracted another marriage with a wealthy widow. The trial now had has resulted in a verdict that his first marriage was valid. Miss Longworth is, therefore, the Hon. Mrs. Yelverton, and her husband stands in the power of the criminal law as a bigamist. When Mrs. Yelverton's counsel, Mr. Whiteside, entered the room where she was waiting, his countenance and significant gestures
The Daily Dispatch: March 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Pen-and-ink portraits of Major and Mrs. Yelvrerton. (search)
Pen-and-ink portraits of Major and Mrs. Yelvrerton. --The Dublin Morning News gives the following pen-and-ink portraits of Major and Mrs. (Longworth) Yelverton: Major Yelverton looks every inch a roue; neither ugly nor handsome, but with a face the aspect of which is simply unpleasant, dubious, disagreeable. His head is bald on the back of the crown alone. He wears a moustache and flowing whiskers of reddish, fair hue. He seemed very nervous and agitated — like a man that found himself "in for" the worse that could befall him, but resolved to go through it at all hazards. His manner of answering the questions was very remarkable. He generally paused a good while, as if weighing every possible bearing or effect of his answer, and shaped it accordingly, like a chess-player calculating before he made his move. His mode of pronunciation was that so often given in Punch as the language of "swells." Mrs. Yelverton is probably in her twenty-fifth year. She is under the
ered garments of the beggar. The facts of the case are briefly these: Teresa Longworth, of an ancient and honorable family in England, having lost her mother in with a high opinion of the lady's talents. At the time of the Crimean war, Miss Longworth went to the scene of action, with the French Sisters of Mercy. Major Yelve England, whence he did not return until September, 1855. In the meantime, Miss Longworth had been serving in the hospital of Galata with the Sisters of Mercy, and triest. About this time, an armistice having taken place in the Crimea, Miss Longworth was invited by the wife of Gen.Von Straubensee, a Major General in the Britcause she objected to secrecy, and insisted on a Catholic priest. In 1856, Miss Longworth returned to England, remained in Wales with her sister until February, 1857tory. In the beginning of the cross examination, Brewster addressed her as Miss Longworth. She replied with infinite dignity, "my name is Yelverton." The effect was