Actress wins £50,000 in damages from Marquis

Published: 2 July 1913

The actress, Ms. Daisy Moss, known professionally as Daisy Markham, has won damages of £50,000 in the London Courts. She was represented by Sir Edward Carson K.C., who explained to the Court that she had been in love with Earl Compton, now the Marquis of Northampton, and that he had agreed to marry her. However, Compton’s father, the then Marquis, would not allow such a marriage and told him to break the agreement. Compton wrote a letter to Ms. Moss, which was described in Court as pathetic, in which he informed her that the engagement was over. Given the high profile of the plaintiff and the defendant, all seats in court were taken by leading figures in Dublin society.

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