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Margaret Dowling

F, #25976, b. 23 December 1884, d. 21 August 1966

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Margaret Dowling was born on 23 December 1872 in Rest of World.1
  • Birth: She was born in 1882.2
  • Birth: She was born on 23 December 1884 in Wellington, New Zealand.3,4,5
  • Birth: She was born in 1885.6
  • Birth: She was born on 23 December 1886 in Wellington, New Zealand.7,8
  • Marriage: She and Albert Constantin Ghika-Kefal were married between January and March 1905 in Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England, Index: Chelsea - 1905 Jan-Mar Volume 1a Page 609.
  • Marriage: She and Albert Constantin Ghika-Kefal were married on 27 February 1905 in Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England, St Mary's Church, Cadogan Street.4,9
  • Death: She died on 21 August 1966, at age 81, in Santa Clara, California, USAG, Age: 93 [QUERY].1

Other Facts

  • Name: Margaret Dowling was also known as Margaret Ghika.1,8,10
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 25976.
  • Title: She held the title Princess.
  • Residence: She resided in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 12 March and 3 July 1921 300 Park Avenue, 64 East 55th Street.11,12
  • Fact: Noted in 1904 Cancelled marriage to Prince Albert Ghica / Mr Albert Ghica.
  • Residence: She resided in France before 1905.13
  • Residence: She resided in Paris, France, before 4 December 1917.3
  • Event or Activity: Attended high society ball in favour of Salvation Army on 20 May 1919 in Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA.14
  • Residence: She resided in New York, USAG, between 1920 and 1927.8
  • Residence: She resided in Peking, China, before 16 January 1921 with friend Mr J A Thomas of Bank of China, Peking.2
  • Occupation: She was a None on 8 February 1921.2
  • Fact: Noted on 8 February 1921 Age: 39; Marital Status: Married.2
  • Occupation: She was a Manageress on 23 August 1923.15
  • Residence: She resided in Worthing, Sussex, England, before 24 August 1923 Rosthum, Southby Road.15
  • Residence: She resided in Palm Beach, Florida, USAG, between December 1925 and March 1926 with friend Mrs Frederick W Yates.10
  • Event or Activity: Visit on 28 July 1926 in Rochester, Monroe, New York, USAG.10
  • Residence: She resided in New York City, New York, New York, USA, on 23 December 1926 The Ritz Hotel, Madisons Ae & 48 Street.3
  • Occupation: She was a Real Estate in New York City, New York, New York, USA, on 23 December 1926.3
  • Immigration: She immigrated to USA on 23 December 1926 from Bordeaux on board vessel "Lorraine"/ "La Touraine."3
  • Description: She was described in New York City, New York, New York, USA, on 23 December 1926 as Height: 5' 6 1/2"; Weight: 135 ibs; Color: White; Complexion: Fresh; Hair: Black; Eyes: Green/Blue; Marks: None.3
  • Residence: She resided in Mayfair, Westminster, London, England, before 7 November 1928 5 Queen Street.5
  • Occupation: She was a House wife on 23 November 1928.8
  • Fact: Noted on 23 November 1928 Age: 41; Marital Status: Widowed; Sister: Mrs Zaldivar, 5 Queen Street, Mayfair London, England.8
  • Residence: She resided in New York City, New York, New York, USA, between 23 November 1928 and 13 April 1929 18 East 60th Street.3,8
  • Residence: She resided in New York City, New York, New York, USA, before 28 February 1929 Hotel Gotham.7
  • Naturalisation: She was naturalised on 13 April 1929 in New York City, New York, New York, USA, Age: 42; Marital Status: Widowed; Declaration renoucing Ferdinand 1 King of Romania and George V King of United Kingdom.3
  • Occupation: She was a Decorator in New York City, New York, New York, USA, on 13 April 1929.3
  • Children: She had Age: 44; No children children on 13 April 1929 in New York City, New York, New York, USA.3
  • Residence: She resided in New York City, New York, New York, USA, on 28 October 1929 18 East & 60th Street.6
  • Event or Activity: Honoured at 'smart tea' at home of Dr & Mrs Allan McMillan on 27 February 1945 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, USAG.13
  • Residence: She resided in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, USAG, on 27 February 1945 Cupertino as guest of Mrs Fremont Older.13
  • Occupation: She was Writing Book on husband's plans for world peace in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, USAG, on 27 February 1945.13
  • Event or Activity: Attended ceremony for opening of opera on 30 June 1945 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, USAG.16

Narrative

EBay sale April 2013:-
A full page from the GRAPHIC, an illustrated weekly newspaper dated 1905, the image size is approximately 15.5 x 11 inches (395x280). All are genuine antique prints and not modern copies the Graphic is an illustrated newspaper and is a fine example of a historic social record of British and world events up to the present day. The Graphic is known for its coverage of the following subjects the wars, ships, boats, guns, sailing, portraits, fine art, old and antique prints, wood cut, wood engravings, early photographs, Victorian life, Victorian culture, kings, queens, royalty, travels, adventures, natural history, birds, fish, mammals, fishing, hunting, shooting, fox hunting, sports including tennis, cricket, football, horse racing, politics and many more items of interest.

Rochester Journal 28 Jul 1928 states Margaret is a cousin of Prince Joan Ghika who married Hazel Slinger of Chicago.

Citations

  1. [S1533] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: California, United States of America. Santa Clara. Santa Clara. "California DEATHS Record Index, 1940-1997".,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA,
    Citation Text: Sex Female; Birth date 12/23/1872; Birth place Rest Of World; Year 1966; Death date 08/21/1966; Death place Santa Clara; State California; Country United States; Father's last name -; Mother's last name Brennan; Record set California, Death Record Index, 1940-1997; Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
  2. [S1531] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America, California. San Fransico. -. Passenger Lists 1893-1953. Find My Past, Find My Past. Digital images. Find My Past. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=US/PASS/CA/004893577/00079&parentid=US/PASSENGERLISTS/00003950318 : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: RECORD FOR MARGARET GHIKA
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  3. [S1529] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. United States Naturalization Petitions. Images.,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA,
    Citation Text: Birth year 1884; Birth date 23 Dec 1884; Birth country New Zealand; Birth place as transcribed Wellington, New Zealand; Event year 1926; Event type Declaration of intention; Event state New York; Event place as transcribed New York City, NY; Description Petitions for naturalization from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1824-1945 NARA RG21 publication M1972; Declaration 224515; Country United States; Record set United States Naturalization Petitions; Category Travel & migration; Subcategory Naturalizations; Collections from Americas, United States
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  4. [S1526] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Grenfell and Lachlan District Advertiser. New South Wales, Australia. Grenfell.,
    Repository: MyHeritage.com [online database],
    Citation Detail: Source: Australian Newspapers - MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc. - https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10450/australian-newspapers - Original data: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ - Record: https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10450-840278/grenfell-record-and-lachlan-district-advertiser-nsw UnknownGrenfell Record And Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW) - 1909-12-11 - Text: "...!iu damage is estimated at A NOTABLE WEDDING. ALBANIAN PRINCE'S? BRIDE. The marriage of Prince Albert Ghica to Miss Margaret Dowling, postponed froni December, was cele brated very qiiietly on February 27th..." - Publication: Dec 11 1909 - Bland, New South Wales, Australia - Page: 4ALSOColac Herald (VIC) - 1905-05-05 - Text: "... 'emigrated' from County Kildare to' New Zealand be fore 'she was born, and there he es tablisthed a secure footing, and' made a considerable sum of money. Prince Albert Ghica is the chosen leiader..." - Publication: May 5 1905 - Colac, Victoria, Australia - Page: 8,
    Citation Text: Citation:
    Grenfell Record - Saturday December 11 1909:
    A NOTABLE WEDDING - ALBANIAN PRINCE'S BRIDE
    The marriage of Prince Albert Ghica to Miss Margaret Dowling, postponed from December, was celebrated very quietly on February 27th at St Mary's, Cadogan Street, in the presence of a few relatives of the bride and friends of both bride and bridegroom. A rumor was about in the morning that the Turkish Embassy had designs for the hindrance of the marriage, and a large and sympathetic crowd assembled outside the church to help in any agreeable scenes which might ensue; but all passed without incident.

    Prince Ghica, a handsome man of about thirty-five years of age, was supported as best man by Lieutenant Maican, of the Crown Princess of Roumania's Cavalry, A.D.C. to the Crown Prince of Roumania, who appeared in the handsome hussar uniform of his regiment, but the bridegroom wore conventional morning dress. Mr Foster led the bride up the isle, and Mrs Dowling gave away her daughter, who wore a princess gown of thick satin, embroidered in lilies in silver shades of chenille, with festoons of pearls across the front, her only ornament being an immense misshapen pearl at the throat.

    She wore a tulle veil thrown off the face, and held in place by a small wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a handsomely-bound prayer book instead of a bouquet. Her sole attendant was her sister, who carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies, with a white crepe dress, and whose hat was of unrelieved white. The church was decorated with palms and white flowers, and Father Kelly officiated.

    The marriage being a "mixed" one, the ceremony was very brief. By special permission there was music, the march composed for the occasion being played on the organ. The Pope sent his blessing. The service was partly in French and partly in English, the bridegroom responding in French.

    THE BRIDE'S FORTUNE
    A small reception was held by Mrs Dowling in the Winter Garden of the Hans-crescent Hotel, where a buffet luncheon was set out at a long table gay with jonquils and lilies. The health of the Prince and Princess was proposed, and three cheers were given by the guests, who expected to hear a speech from Prince Ghica when silence was asked for his reply. But his Highness only thanked his friends and proposed the health of "Les Dames."

    Mrs Dowling wore a mauve toque with a jetted black gown: Lady Emily Cherry brought a daughter, and others among the guests were Lady Duff Gordon, Miss Hilda Stanley, Mme. Berthon in a wonderful white panne gown inlaid with pale embroideries, General and Mrs Shaw, Mrs Charles Cobbold, Mrs Capel Cure, Mrs Chamberlain, Lady Allen, and Captain Duncombe.

    The bride has a handsome fortune, her father having emigrated from County Kildare to New Zealand before she was born, and there he established a secure footing and made a considerable sum of money.

    Prince Albert Ghica is the chosen leader of the Independence Party which seeks to free Albania from Turkish claims, and it is stated that 150,000 Albanians are ready to follow him. The Prince comes of a family which has always identified itself with the cause of liberty in Albania. His great-grandfather, Prince Gregory Ghica, of Moldo-Valachie, was beheaded by the Turks i n 1777. The newly-wedded Princess Ghica is a keen supporter of the cause, and is ready to face all eventualities. --- "Daily Mail."
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  5. [S1534] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Devon. Plymouth. Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960. Find My Past, Find My Past. Digital images. Find My Past. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=TNA/BT27/1210/00/0150/P/0002F&parentid=TNA/BT27/1210000150/00017 : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA
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  6. [S1536] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: New York, United States of America. New York. New York. New York Passenger Lists & Arrival Images. Find My Past, Find My Past. Digital images. Find My Past. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21815-34538-70&parentid=US/PASS/NY/011989650555 : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA,
    Citation Text: Sex Female; Age 44; Birth year 1885; Arrival year 1929; Arrival city New York; Arrival state New York; Arrival country United States; Ship name Tuscania; Role Passenger; Country United States; Film number 1756354; NARA roll number 4616; NARA publication number T715; Record set New York Passenger Lists & Arrivals; Category Travel & migration; Subcategory Passenger Lists; Collections from Americas, United States
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    Source Combined Fields: United States of America, Hawaii. Honolulu. Honolulu. Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists 1900-1953. Find My Past, Find My Past. Digital images. Find My Past. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=US/PASS/HI/007501110/00207&parentid=US/PASSENGERLISTS/00010824992 : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA
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    Source Combined Fields: New York, United States of America. New York. New York. New York Passenger Lists & Arrivals. Find My Past, Find My Past. Digital images. Find My Past. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21805-1316-64&parentid=US/PASS/NY/011991592091 : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA,
    Citation Text: Sex Female; Age 41; Birth year 1887; Birth place New Zeeland; Arrival year 1928; Arrival city New York; Arrival state New York; Arrival country United States; Ship name Ile De France; Role Passenger; Country United States; Film number 1756121; NARA roll number 4383; NARA publication number T715; Record set New York Passenger Lists & Arrivals; Category Travel & migration; Subcategory Passenger Lists; Collections from Americas, United States
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  9. [S394] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Mostly reliable but does need checking. Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_use,
    Repository: Wikipedia,
    Citation Detail: Record for ALBERT GHICA - 2018,
    Citation Text:

    Albert Ghica - Native name Albert Gjika; Born 1868; Died 1928; Occupation writer; Language French,Romanian,Albanian; Citizenship Romanian; Notable works L'Albanie et la question d'Orient; Relatives Ghica family.
    Albert Ghica was an Albanian-Romanian writer and socialite. He was a member of the Ghica noble family, which had Albanian origin. Later in life he changed his name to the Albanian form Gjika, for more credentials in his quest for the Albanian throne. He was a pretender to the Albanian throne. A committee was founded in Paris by Dervish Hima and Dimitri Papazoglou, an Aromanian captain that sought to make Ghica the prince of Albania. Good relations were maintained between Ghica and Ismail Qemali, an Albanian leader involved in the Albanian national movement. Writing on the Albanian struggle against the Ottomans at the beginning of the 20th century, British journalist and foreign correspondent for the Manchester Guardian in the Balkans H. N. Brailsford spoke the following in his book Macedonia; Its Races and Their Future (1906): "The second claimant (for a possible future Albanian State) is a certain Prince Albert Ghica, who comes of a family of Albanian origin, long resident in Roumania. It has given Hospodars (Governors) to the old Wallachian provinces and diplomats to the modern kingdom, and enjoys princely rank in the Austrian Empire. Prince Albert is a comparatively young man with plausible manners and a dubious past, who speaks fluent French, and knows neither one word of the Albanian language nor the elements of Albanian geography. He has been chosen honorary president by one of the numerous clubs of Albanian immigrants in Bucharest, and on the strength of this social honour he poses in European hotels as the chief-elect of the Albanian people. He talks of venturing in person into Albania and raising the flag of revolt. We shall see."
    He later seemed to have abandoned his bid for throne, as the personal letters Austrian Baron Franz Nopcsa von Felső-Szilvás, himself a pretender to the Albanian throne, suggest. They state the following: "Albert Ghica, who had been a pretender to the Albanian throne himself, had managed to interest the Duke of Montpensier in the Albanian throne. He ceded his 'rights,' which were recognized by no one as a matter of fact, to the duke and began to campaign on his behalf in exchange for an appropriate remuneration."
    Under his presidency, a Pan-Albanian Congress was organized in Bucharest in 1905 where Ismail Qemali, the future founder of the modern Albanian state and its first head of state and government, deliberated with Bucharest's Albanian community. Albert Ghica also wrote on the topic of the Albanian issue, publishing the book L'Albanie et la question d'Orient: (Solution de la question d'Orient).
  10. [S1539] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Rochester Journal The Post Express. Monroe, New York, United States of America, Rochester. Online Image. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10605-205157/rochester-journal-and-the-post-express?s=511220861#fullscreen : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA,
    Citation Text: Source:
    New York Newspapers, 1806-2007
    MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc.
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10605/new-york-newspapers-1806-2007

    Record:
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10605-205157/rochester-journal-and-the-post-express
    Unknown

    Citation:
    Rochester Journal and The Post Express - 1926-07-28
    Text: "... in Europe— the beloved Queen Marie of be in store for Rochester! This interesting possibility loomed today when it was learned a member of the royal family of that country Princess Margaret Ghika, wno..."
    Publication: Rochester, Monroe County, NY, USA
    Date: July 28 1926
    Page: 1
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  11. [S1540] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: New York Tribune. New York, United States of America, New York. Online image. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10449-1063172/new-york-tribune?s=511220861#fullscreen : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA,
    Citation Text: Source:
    Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, 1836-1922
    MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc.
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10449/chronicling-america-historic-american-newspapers-1836-1922

    Record:
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10449-1063172/new-york-tribune
    Unknown

    Citation:
    New-York Tribune - 1921-03-12
    Text: "... apartments in (54 East Fifty fifth Street to the Princess Margaret Ghika; apartments in the new building under construction at 300 Park Avenue to Charles X. Thornc, Frederick A. Tay? lor and C'.endenin J. Ryan..."
    Publication: New York, New York, New York, USA
    Date: Mar 12 1921
    Page: 15
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  12. [S1541] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: The New York Herald. New York, United States of America, New York. Online image. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10449-11232878/the-new-york-herald?s=511220861#fullscreen : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA,
    Citation Text: Source:
    Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, 1836-1922
    MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc.
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10449/chronicling-america-historic-american-newspapers-1836-1922

    Record:
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10449-11232878/the-new-york-herald
    Unknown

    Citation:
    The New York Herald - 1921-07-03
    Text: "... the tenants In Ills little house several prominent people. Ins Claire, known off stage as Mrs. lames Whittaker. occupies one of the suites. The Princess Margaret Ghika lives on the top floor in an apartment..."
    Publication: New York, New York, New York, USA
    Date: July 3 1921
    Page: 43
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  13. [S1543] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: San Jose News. California, United States of America, Sa Jose, Santa Clara. Online image. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10635-868790/san-jose-news?s=511220861 : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA,
    Citation Text: Source:
    California Newspapers, 1847-2009
    MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc.
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10635/california-newspapers-1847-2009

    Record:
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10635-795480/san-jose-news
    Unknown

    Citation:
    San Jose News - 1945-02-27
    Text: "... held tomorrow and Lenora Clork will bo hostess. Noted Visitor at Tea S PEANUT BUTTER Princess Margaret Ghika of Romania, distinguished visitor to San Jose, was honored recently nt a smart tea at thc home..."
    Publication: San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA, USA
    Date: Feb 27 1945
    Page: 7
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  14. [S1542] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: The Washington Times. District of Columbia, Washington. Online image. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10449-2074167/the-washington-times?s=511220861#fullscreen : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA,
    Citation Text: Source:
    Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, 1836-1922
    MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc.
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10449/chronicling-america-historic-american-newspapers-1836-1922

    Record:
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10449-2074167/the-washington-times
    Unknown

    Citation:
    The Washington Times - 1919-05-20
    Text: "...'Adhemar. Princess Ghika, Miss Margaret Harding, Miss Frances Hoar. Mtes Virginia Eckles. Miss Jane Story, Miss Flora Wilson, Miss Katherine Effinger, Miss Katherine Letts, Mrs. Charles Bromwell. Miss Mildred Bromwell..."
    Publication: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Date: May 20 1919
    Page: 15
    News-Ghika-Margaret-1884-1919-1966-c
  15. [S1537] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Lancashire. Liverpool. Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960. Find My Past, Find My Past. Digital images. Find My Past. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=TNA/BT27/1012/00/0042/P/0023F&parentid=TNA/BT27/1012000042/00807 : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA
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  16. [S1543] SOURCE (Short):, Title: San Jose News, Sa Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States of America (online archive), Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA
    News-Ghika-Margaret-1884-1945-1966-a

Margaret Brennan1

F, #25977, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: John Dowling (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Marriage: Margaret Brennan and John Dowling were married in 1869 in New Zealand.1
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Name: Margaret Brennan was also known as Dowling.2
  • Name: She was also known as Brennan.3
  • Name: She was also known as Margaret Dowling.4
  • Title: She held the title Mrs.2
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 25977.
  • Residence: She resided in New Zealand in 1880.4
  • Event or Activity: Gave her daughter, Margaret, away at wedding on 27 February 1909 in Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England.2

Citations

  1. [S1547] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: New Zealand. -. -. "New Zealand MARRIAGES Index".,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOHN DOWLING to MARGARET BRENNAN,
    Citation Text: First name(s) John; Last name Dowling; Registration year 1869; Spouse's first name(s) Margaret; Spouse's last name Brennan; Registration number 1869/7074; Certificate ordering To order, visit https://www.bdmonline.dia.govt.nz/NonHistoricRecords; Country New Zealand; Record set New Zealand Marriage Index; Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory Civil Marriage & Divorce; Collections from Australasia, New Zealand
  2. [S1526] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Grenfell and Lachlan District Advertiser. New South Wales, Australia. Grenfell.,
    Repository: MyHeritage.com [online database],
    Citation Detail: Source: Australian Newspapers - MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc. - https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10450/australian-newspapers - Original data: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ - Record: https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10450-840278/grenfell-record-and-lachlan-district-advertiser-nsw UnknownGrenfell Record And Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW) - 1909-12-11 - Text: "...!iu damage is estimated at A NOTABLE WEDDING. ALBANIAN PRINCE'S? BRIDE. The marriage of Prince Albert Ghica to Miss Margaret Dowling, postponed froni December, was cele brated very qiiietly on February 27th..." - Publication: Dec 11 1909 - Bland, New South Wales, Australia - Page: 4ALSOColac Herald (VIC) - 1905-05-05 - Text: "... 'emigrated' from County Kildare to' New Zealand be fore 'she was born, and there he es tablisthed a secure footing, and' made a considerable sum of money. Prince Albert Ghica is the chosen leiader..." - Publication: May 5 1905 - Colac, Victoria, Australia - Page: 8,
    Citation Text: Citation:
    Grenfell Record - Saturday December 11 1909:
    A NOTABLE WEDDING - ALBANIAN PRINCE'S BRIDE
    The marriage of Prince Albert Ghica to Miss Margaret Dowling, postponed from December, was celebrated very quietly on February 27th at St Mary's, Cadogan Street, in the presence of a few relatives of the bride and friends of both bride and bridegroom. A rumor was about in the morning that the Turkish Embassy had designs for the hindrance of the marriage, and a large and sympathetic crowd assembled outside the church to help in any agreeable scenes which might ensue; but all passed without incident.

    Prince Ghica, a handsome man of about thirty-five years of age, was supported as best man by Lieutenant Maican, of the Crown Princess of Roumania's Cavalry, A.D.C. to the Crown Prince of Roumania, who appeared in the handsome hussar uniform of his regiment, but the bridegroom wore conventional morning dress. Mr Foster led the bride up the isle, and Mrs Dowling gave away her daughter, who wore a princess gown of thick satin, embroidered in lilies in silver shades of chenille, with festoons of pearls across the front, her only ornament being an immense misshapen pearl at the throat.

    She wore a tulle veil thrown off the face, and held in place by a small wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a handsomely-bound prayer book instead of a bouquet. Her sole attendant was her sister, who carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies, with a white crepe dress, and whose hat was of unrelieved white. The church was decorated with palms and white flowers, and Father Kelly officiated.

    The marriage being a "mixed" one, the ceremony was very brief. By special permission there was music, the march composed for the occasion being played on the organ. The Pope sent his blessing. The service was partly in French and partly in English, the bridegroom responding in French.

    THE BRIDE'S FORTUNE
    A small reception was held by Mrs Dowling in the Winter Garden of the Hans-crescent Hotel, where a buffet luncheon was set out at a long table gay with jonquils and lilies. The health of the Prince and Princess was proposed, and three cheers were given by the guests, who expected to hear a speech from Prince Ghica when silence was asked for his reply. But his Highness only thanked his friends and proposed the health of "Les Dames."

    Mrs Dowling wore a mauve toque with a jetted black gown: Lady Emily Cherry brought a daughter, and others among the guests were Lady Duff Gordon, Miss Hilda Stanley, Mme. Berthon in a wonderful white panne gown inlaid with pale embroideries, General and Mrs Shaw, Mrs Charles Cobbold, Mrs Capel Cure, Mrs Chamberlain, Lady Allen, and Captain Duncombe.

    The bride has a handsome fortune, her father having emigrated from County Kildare to New Zealand before she was born, and there he established a secure footing and made a considerable sum of money.

    Prince Albert Ghica is the chosen leader of the Independence Party which seeks to free Albania from Turkish claims, and it is stated that 150,000 Albanians are ready to follow him. The Prince comes of a family which has always identified itself with the cause of liberty in Albania. His great-grandfather, Prince Gregory Ghica, of Moldo-Valachie, was beheaded by the Turks i n 1777. The newly-wedded Princess Ghica is a keen supporter of the cause, and is ready to face all eventualities. --- "Daily Mail."
    News-Dowling-Margaret-AUS-New-South-Wales-Colac-1905-05-05.jpg
    News-Dowling-Margaret-AUS-New-South-Wales-Grendell-1909-12-11.jpg
  3. [S1533] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: California, United States of America. Santa Clara. Santa Clara. "California DEATHS Record Index, 1940-1997".,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for MARGARET GHIKA,
    Citation Text: Sex Female; Birth date 12/23/1872; Birth place Rest Of World; Year 1966; Death date 08/21/1966; Death place Santa Clara; State California; Country United States; Father's last name -; Mother's last name Brennan; Record set California, Death Record Index, 1940-1997; Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
  4. [S1546] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: New Zealand. New Zealand BIRTHS Index Transcript.

    Certificate ordering: To order, visit https://www.bdmonline.dia.govt.nz/NonHistoricRecords ; Country: New Zealand; Record set: New Zealand Birth Index; Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Births; Collections from: Australasia, New Zealand,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOSEPHINE BRIDGET DOWLING,
    Citation Text: First name(s)Josephine Bridget; Last name Dowling; Registration year 1880; Father's first name(s) John; Mother's first name(s) Margaret; Registration number 1880/14323; Certificate ordering To order, visit https://www.bdmonline.dia.govt.nz/NonHistoricRecords; Country New Zealand; Record set New Zealand Birth Index; Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory Civil Births; Collections from Australasia, New Zealand

Josephine Bridget Dowling1

F, #25978, b. 12 October 1880, d. between April and June 1940

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Josephine Bridget Dowling was born on 12 October 1880 in Hokitika, Westland, West Coast, New ZealandG.2,3,1
  • Birth: She was born in 1885 in Wellington, New Zealand.4
  • Marriage: She and Rafael de Zaldivir were married on 23 June 1913 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
  • Death: She died between April and June 1940 in Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England, Age: 48; Index: Chelsea - 1940 Apr-Jun Volume 1a Page 494.

Other Facts

  • Name: Josephine Bridget Dowling was also known as Jose Zaldivar.5
  • Name: She was also known as Josephine de Zaldivar.3
  • Name: She was also known as Jose Dowling.6,7
  • Name: She was also known as Josephine B De Zaldivar.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 25978.
  • Event or Activity: Attended sister, Margaret, at wedding on 27 February 1909 in Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England.6
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1911 in Kensington, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England.4
  • Occupation: She was a None Private Means in Kensington, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England, on 2 April 1911.4
  • Residence: She resided in Kensington, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England, on 2 April 1911 134 Queen's Gate.4
  • Residence: She resided in Guatemala City, Guatemala, GuatemalaG, before 4 March 1922 Friend: Mr Rafael Rodezno.5
  • Residence: She resided in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, USAG, after 4 March 1922.5
  • Residence: She resided in USA in 1926.3
  • Residence: She resided in Westminster, London, England, on 4 October 1930 60 Seymour Place, Bryanton Square.
  • Fact: Noted on 12 October 1930 in Palm Beach, Florida, USAG, Relative: Mrs Barnes, Sea Sprey.3
  • Occupation: She was a House wife on 12 October 1930.3
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1939 in Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England.2
  • Residence: She resided in Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England, on 29 September 1939 129 Beaufort Street.2
  • Occupation: She was an Antiques dealing & Private Means in Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England, on 29 September 1939.2

Citations

  1. [S1546] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: New Zealand. New Zealand BIRTHS Index Transcript.

    Certificate ordering: To order, visit https://www.bdmonline.dia.govt.nz/NonHistoricRecords ; Country: New Zealand; Record set: New Zealand Birth Index; Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Births; Collections from: Australasia, New Zealand,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOSEPHINE BRIDGET DOWLING,
    Citation Text: First name(s)Josephine Bridget; Last name Dowling; Registration year 1880; Father's first name(s) John; Mother's first name(s) Margaret; Registration number 1880/14323; Certificate ordering To order, visit https://www.bdmonline.dia.govt.nz/NonHistoricRecords; Country New Zealand; Record set New Zealand Birth Index; Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory Civil Births; Collections from Australasia, New Zealand
  2. [S1187] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Public records but a pay-to-view site,
    Repository: National Archive (UK),
    Citation Detail: Record for JOSEPHINE B de ZALDIVAR
    Census-1939-Eng-London-Chelsea-deZaldivar-1880
  3. [S1545] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: United States of America. New York. New York. Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957. MyHeritage, MyHeritage. Digital images. MyHeritage. MyHeritage. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10512-17389017/josephine-de-zaldivar-in-ellis-island-other-new-york-passenger-lists?s=511220861#fullscreen : 2018.
    Doc-deZaldivar-Dowling-Josephine-1880-1930-1940
  4. [S1544] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1911 census of England. Kensington, London. Digital images. MyHeritage. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10446-181337/josephine-dawling-in-1911-england-wales-census?s=511220861 : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOSEPHINE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Source:
    1911 England & Wales Census
    MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc.
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10446/1911-England-wales-census

    Record:
    https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10446-181337/josephine-dawling-in-1911-England-wales-census
    Josephine Dawling
    Year: 1911; Country: England; County: London; Parish: Kensington; Series: RG14; Piece: 115; Enum. District: 28; Page: 459; Line: 1

    Citation:
    Josephine Dawling
    Birth: Circa 1885 - Wellington New Zealand Resident
    Residence: Apr 2 1911 - 134. Queens Gate, Kensington, London, England
    Census-1911-ENG-London-Kensington-Dowling-Josephine-1885
  5. [S1548] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Louisiana, United States of America. New Orleans. -. Louisiana New Orleans Passenger Lists 1903-1945. Find My Past, Find My Past. Digital images. Find My Past. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=US/PASS/LA/004867521/00080&parentid=US/PASSENGERLISTS/00002379785 : 2018.,
    Citation Detail: Record for RAFAEL ZALDIVAR & JOSE ZALDIVAR
    Doc-deZaldivar-Dowling-Josephine-1880-1922-1940
  6. [S1526] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Grenfell and Lachlan District Advertiser. New South Wales, Australia. Grenfell.,
    Repository: MyHeritage.com [online database],
    Citation Detail: Source: Australian Newspapers - MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc. - https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10450/australian-newspapers - Original data: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ - Record: https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10450-840278/grenfell-record-and-lachlan-district-advertiser-nsw UnknownGrenfell Record And Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW) - 1909-12-11 - Text: "...!iu damage is estimated at A NOTABLE WEDDING. ALBANIAN PRINCE'S? BRIDE. The marriage of Prince Albert Ghica to Miss Margaret Dowling, postponed froni December, was cele brated very qiiietly on February 27th..." - Publication: Dec 11 1909 - Bland, New South Wales, Australia - Page: 4ALSOColac Herald (VIC) - 1905-05-05 - Text: "... 'emigrated' from County Kildare to' New Zealand be fore 'she was born, and there he es tablisthed a secure footing, and' made a considerable sum of money. Prince Albert Ghica is the chosen leiader..." - Publication: May 5 1905 - Colac, Victoria, Australia - Page: 8,
    Citation Text: Citation:
    Grenfell Record - Saturday December 11 1909:
    A NOTABLE WEDDING - ALBANIAN PRINCE'S BRIDE
    The marriage of Prince Albert Ghica to Miss Margaret Dowling, postponed from December, was celebrated very quietly on February 27th at St Mary's, Cadogan Street, in the presence of a few relatives of the bride and friends of both bride and bridegroom. A rumor was about in the morning that the Turkish Embassy had designs for the hindrance of the marriage, and a large and sympathetic crowd assembled outside the church to help in any agreeable scenes which might ensue; but all passed without incident.

    Prince Ghica, a handsome man of about thirty-five years of age, was supported as best man by Lieutenant Maican, of the Crown Princess of Roumania's Cavalry, A.D.C. to the Crown Prince of Roumania, who appeared in the handsome hussar uniform of his regiment, but the bridegroom wore conventional morning dress. Mr Foster led the bride up the isle, and Mrs Dowling gave away her daughter, who wore a princess gown of thick satin, embroidered in lilies in silver shades of chenille, with festoons of pearls across the front, her only ornament being an immense misshapen pearl at the throat.

    She wore a tulle veil thrown off the face, and held in place by a small wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a handsomely-bound prayer book instead of a bouquet. Her sole attendant was her sister, who carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies, with a white crepe dress, and whose hat was of unrelieved white. The church was decorated with palms and white flowers, and Father Kelly officiated.

    The marriage being a "mixed" one, the ceremony was very brief. By special permission there was music, the march composed for the occasion being played on the organ. The Pope sent his blessing. The service was partly in French and partly in English, the bridegroom responding in French.

    THE BRIDE'S FORTUNE
    A small reception was held by Mrs Dowling in the Winter Garden of the Hans-crescent Hotel, where a buffet luncheon was set out at a long table gay with jonquils and lilies. The health of the Prince and Princess was proposed, and three cheers were given by the guests, who expected to hear a speech from Prince Ghica when silence was asked for his reply. But his Highness only thanked his friends and proposed the health of "Les Dames."

    Mrs Dowling wore a mauve toque with a jetted black gown: Lady Emily Cherry brought a daughter, and others among the guests were Lady Duff Gordon, Miss Hilda Stanley, Mme. Berthon in a wonderful white panne gown inlaid with pale embroideries, General and Mrs Shaw, Mrs Charles Cobbold, Mrs Capel Cure, Mrs Chamberlain, Lady Allen, and Captain Duncombe.

    The bride has a handsome fortune, her father having emigrated from County Kildare to New Zealand before she was born, and there he established a secure footing and made a considerable sum of money.

    Prince Albert Ghica is the chosen leader of the Independence Party which seeks to free Albania from Turkish claims, and it is stated that 150,000 Albanians are ready to follow him. The Prince comes of a family which has always identified itself with the cause of liberty in Albania. His great-grandfather, Prince Gregory Ghica, of Moldo-Valachie, was beheaded by the Turks i n 1777. The newly-wedded Princess Ghica is a keen supporter of the cause, and is ready to face all eventualities. --- "Daily Mail."
    News-Dowling-Margaret-AUS-New-South-Wales-Colac-1905-05-05.jpg
    News-Dowling-Margaret-AUS-New-South-Wales-Grendell-1909-12-11.jpg
  7. [S1528] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: The Sunday Times. New Souith Wales, Australia, Sydney. On-line Image. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10450-27071159/sunday-times-sydney-nsw?s=511220861#fullscreen : 2018.

    www.myheritage.com,
    Citation Detail: The Sunday Times (Sydney New South Wales) 16 April 1905,
    Citation Text: PRINCE'S ROMANCE
    PRINCE ALBERT GHICA AND HIS IRISH BRIDE
    LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

    London March 8
    London will on Monday afternoon witness one of the most romantic marriages of modern times when at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Cadogan-street, Prince Albert Ghica and Miss Margaret Dowling will be made man and wife together.

    The history of their engagement is full of interest. for not so very long ago the Prince and his bride-elect were strangers.

    Miss Dowling is a wealthy Irish girl, and with her mother and younger sister, Miss Jose Dowling, she has spent much time in travelling about on the Continent.

    It was during one of these sojourns abroad that she met her fate in the handsome and interesting personage of Prince Albert Ghica. It was a case of love at first sight, although the bride's mother at first did not approve of the match, on account of the somewhat dangerous mission that the Prince has in hand - that of freeing his unhappy fellow-countrymen, the Albanians, from the shameful tyranny of the Turk.

    MOTHER QUICKLY WON
    However, the mother was quickly won - when she got to know the Prince better, and her consent was readily given to the engagement - in fact, she will give her daughter away on Monday.

    For a time all went as merrily as a marriage bell, and the wedding was fixed to take place in London on December 14. and great preparations were made, and a costly trousseau was ordered from a well-known Bond-street firm.

    The wedding reception was arranged, and everything was complete - when, at the eleventh hour, the Prince discovered that the Roumanian Embassy required three clear weeks' notice of the marriage before it could be legally solemnised in this country.

    Then all the invitations - over 300 having been issued - had to be cancelled, and the wedding breakfast returned to the caterers.

    Following on this postponement came an urgent call to the Prince from his agents abroad, and he had to leave for Rome at a moment's notice.

    The three weeks time being up, the marriage could have taken place in London, only the bridegroom was still detained on the Continent on most urgent business.

    Mrs Dowling and her two daughters were much worried by callers at their charming house in Cadogan Place, and so they decided to go to Paris, and their wait until Prince Ghica was free to return to the girl of his choice.

    REMARKABLE CIRCULAR
    In the meanwhile the following strange notice was issued to the Press by the Turkish Embassy:-
    "The Imperial Ottoman Government declares that Mr Albert Ghica, a Romanian subject, born of Roumanian parents, and who styles himself his Highness Prince Ghica, has no right whatsoever to represent himself as having claims to a so-called Albanian Throne."

    This was brought to the notice of the Prince, who at once issued a reply stating that the Ghicas are princes of the Holy German Empire, the Russian Empire, and, to his deep regret, of the Imperial Ottoman Empire, and proving beyond doubt that he is the son of the late Prince Constantine Ghica (his mother, Princess Helene Ghica, being still alive, and taking the keenest interest in her son's "cause"), the grandson of Prince Alexander Ghica, and the great-grandson of Prince Gregory Ghica, Prince of Moldo-Valachie, who was beheaded by the Turks in 17777.

    NOT A PRETENDER
    The Prince also pointed out that he was not pretending to the throne which did not exist, but what he was going to try to do was to free the Albanians from the yoke of the terrible Turk.

    Now on Monday comes the second chapter in this romantic courtship, and the wedding will be at 2 p.m. and as quiet as possible, but many well-wishers and admirers of the bridegroom and his cause will be present, but it is not expected that the Turkish Embassy will be officially represented.

    The future Princess Ghica is in full sympathy with her lover's cause, and she is bound to win more supporters for the Prince. The future of this romantic couple will be watched with much interest by all their friends in England and abroad.

John Dowling1

M, #25979, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Margaret Brennan (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: John Dowling was born in Kildare, Ireland.2
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Brennan were married in 1869 in New Zealand.1
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Name: John Dowling was also known as Dowling.2
  • Immigration: He immigrated to New Zealand.2
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 25979.
  • Residence: He resided in New Zealand in 1880.3
  • Event or Activity: 'Established a secure footing and made a considerable sum of money' before 27 February 1909 in New Zealand.2

Citations

  1. [S1547] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: New Zealand. -. -. "New Zealand MARRIAGES Index".,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOHN DOWLING to MARGARET BRENNAN,
    Citation Text: First name(s) John; Last name Dowling; Registration year 1869; Spouse's first name(s) Margaret; Spouse's last name Brennan; Registration number 1869/7074; Certificate ordering To order, visit https://www.bdmonline.dia.govt.nz/NonHistoricRecords; Country New Zealand; Record set New Zealand Marriage Index; Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory Civil Marriage & Divorce; Collections from Australasia, New Zealand
  2. [S1526] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Grenfell and Lachlan District Advertiser. New South Wales, Australia. Grenfell.,
    Repository: MyHeritage.com [online database],
    Citation Detail: Source: Australian Newspapers - MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc. - https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10450/australian-newspapers - Original data: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ - Record: https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10450-840278/grenfell-record-and-lachlan-district-advertiser-nsw UnknownGrenfell Record And Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW) - 1909-12-11 - Text: "...!iu damage is estimated at A NOTABLE WEDDING. ALBANIAN PRINCE'S? BRIDE. The marriage of Prince Albert Ghica to Miss Margaret Dowling, postponed froni December, was cele brated very qiiietly on February 27th..." - Publication: Dec 11 1909 - Bland, New South Wales, Australia - Page: 4ALSOColac Herald (VIC) - 1905-05-05 - Text: "... 'emigrated' from County Kildare to' New Zealand be fore 'she was born, and there he es tablisthed a secure footing, and' made a considerable sum of money. Prince Albert Ghica is the chosen leiader..." - Publication: May 5 1905 - Colac, Victoria, Australia - Page: 8,
    Citation Text: Citation:
    Grenfell Record - Saturday December 11 1909:
    A NOTABLE WEDDING - ALBANIAN PRINCE'S BRIDE
    The marriage of Prince Albert Ghica to Miss Margaret Dowling, postponed from December, was celebrated very quietly on February 27th at St Mary's, Cadogan Street, in the presence of a few relatives of the bride and friends of both bride and bridegroom. A rumor was about in the morning that the Turkish Embassy had designs for the hindrance of the marriage, and a large and sympathetic crowd assembled outside the church to help in any agreeable scenes which might ensue; but all passed without incident.

    Prince Ghica, a handsome man of about thirty-five years of age, was supported as best man by Lieutenant Maican, of the Crown Princess of Roumania's Cavalry, A.D.C. to the Crown Prince of Roumania, who appeared in the handsome hussar uniform of his regiment, but the bridegroom wore conventional morning dress. Mr Foster led the bride up the isle, and Mrs Dowling gave away her daughter, who wore a princess gown of thick satin, embroidered in lilies in silver shades of chenille, with festoons of pearls across the front, her only ornament being an immense misshapen pearl at the throat.

    She wore a tulle veil thrown off the face, and held in place by a small wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a handsomely-bound prayer book instead of a bouquet. Her sole attendant was her sister, who carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies, with a white crepe dress, and whose hat was of unrelieved white. The church was decorated with palms and white flowers, and Father Kelly officiated.

    The marriage being a "mixed" one, the ceremony was very brief. By special permission there was music, the march composed for the occasion being played on the organ. The Pope sent his blessing. The service was partly in French and partly in English, the bridegroom responding in French.

    THE BRIDE'S FORTUNE
    A small reception was held by Mrs Dowling in the Winter Garden of the Hans-crescent Hotel, where a buffet luncheon was set out at a long table gay with jonquils and lilies. The health of the Prince and Princess was proposed, and three cheers were given by the guests, who expected to hear a speech from Prince Ghica when silence was asked for his reply. But his Highness only thanked his friends and proposed the health of "Les Dames."

    Mrs Dowling wore a mauve toque with a jetted black gown: Lady Emily Cherry brought a daughter, and others among the guests were Lady Duff Gordon, Miss Hilda Stanley, Mme. Berthon in a wonderful white panne gown inlaid with pale embroideries, General and Mrs Shaw, Mrs Charles Cobbold, Mrs Capel Cure, Mrs Chamberlain, Lady Allen, and Captain Duncombe.

    The bride has a handsome fortune, her father having emigrated from County Kildare to New Zealand before she was born, and there he established a secure footing and made a considerable sum of money.

    Prince Albert Ghica is the chosen leader of the Independence Party which seeks to free Albania from Turkish claims, and it is stated that 150,000 Albanians are ready to follow him. The Prince comes of a family which has always identified itself with the cause of liberty in Albania. His great-grandfather, Prince Gregory Ghica, of Moldo-Valachie, was beheaded by the Turks i n 1777. The newly-wedded Princess Ghica is a keen supporter of the cause, and is ready to face all eventualities. --- "Daily Mail."
    News-Dowling-Margaret-AUS-New-South-Wales-Colac-1905-05-05.jpg
    News-Dowling-Margaret-AUS-New-South-Wales-Grendell-1909-12-11.jpg
  3. [S1546] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: New Zealand. New Zealand BIRTHS Index Transcript.

    Certificate ordering: To order, visit https://www.bdmonline.dia.govt.nz/NonHistoricRecords ; Country: New Zealand; Record set: New Zealand Birth Index; Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Births; Collections from: Australasia, New Zealand,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for JOSEPHINE BRIDGET DOWLING,
    Citation Text: First name(s)Josephine Bridget; Last name Dowling; Registration year 1880; Father's first name(s) John; Mother's first name(s) Margaret; Registration number 1880/14323; Certificate ordering To order, visit https://www.bdmonline.dia.govt.nz/NonHistoricRecords; Country New Zealand; Record set New Zealand Birth Index; Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory Civil Births; Collections from Australasia, New Zealand

Constantin Ghika-Kefal1

M, #25980, b. 1831, d. 3 November 1880

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Helene Negruzzi (d. after 1905)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Constantin Ghika-Kefal was born in 1831.
  • Marriage: He and Helene Negruzzi were married on 20 January 1859.
  • Death: He died on 3 November 1880, at age ~49, in Lasi, Lasi, Romania, Age: 49.

Other Facts

  • Title: Constantin Ghika-Kefal held the title Prince.1
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 25980.

Citations

  1. [S1528] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: The Sunday Times. New Souith Wales, Australia, Sydney. On-line Image. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10450-27071159/sunday-times-sydney-nsw?s=511220861#fullscreen : 2018.

    www.myheritage.com,
    Citation Detail: The Sunday Times (Sydney New South Wales) 16 April 1905,
    Citation Text: PRINCE'S ROMANCE
    PRINCE ALBERT GHICA AND HIS IRISH BRIDE
    LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

    London March 8
    London will on Monday afternoon witness one of the most romantic marriages of modern times when at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Cadogan-street, Prince Albert Ghica and Miss Margaret Dowling will be made man and wife together.

    The history of their engagement is full of interest. for not so very long ago the Prince and his bride-elect were strangers.

    Miss Dowling is a wealthy Irish girl, and with her mother and younger sister, Miss Jose Dowling, she has spent much time in travelling about on the Continent.

    It was during one of these sojourns abroad that she met her fate in the handsome and interesting personage of Prince Albert Ghica. It was a case of love at first sight, although the bride's mother at first did not approve of the match, on account of the somewhat dangerous mission that the Prince has in hand - that of freeing his unhappy fellow-countrymen, the Albanians, from the shameful tyranny of the Turk.

    MOTHER QUICKLY WON
    However, the mother was quickly won - when she got to know the Prince better, and her consent was readily given to the engagement - in fact, she will give her daughter away on Monday.

    For a time all went as merrily as a marriage bell, and the wedding was fixed to take place in London on December 14. and great preparations were made, and a costly trousseau was ordered from a well-known Bond-street firm.

    The wedding reception was arranged, and everything was complete - when, at the eleventh hour, the Prince discovered that the Roumanian Embassy required three clear weeks' notice of the marriage before it could be legally solemnised in this country.

    Then all the invitations - over 300 having been issued - had to be cancelled, and the wedding breakfast returned to the caterers.

    Following on this postponement came an urgent call to the Prince from his agents abroad, and he had to leave for Rome at a moment's notice.

    The three weeks time being up, the marriage could have taken place in London, only the bridegroom was still detained on the Continent on most urgent business.

    Mrs Dowling and her two daughters were much worried by callers at their charming house in Cadogan Place, and so they decided to go to Paris, and their wait until Prince Ghica was free to return to the girl of his choice.

    REMARKABLE CIRCULAR
    In the meanwhile the following strange notice was issued to the Press by the Turkish Embassy:-
    "The Imperial Ottoman Government declares that Mr Albert Ghica, a Romanian subject, born of Roumanian parents, and who styles himself his Highness Prince Ghica, has no right whatsoever to represent himself as having claims to a so-called Albanian Throne."

    This was brought to the notice of the Prince, who at once issued a reply stating that the Ghicas are princes of the Holy German Empire, the Russian Empire, and, to his deep regret, of the Imperial Ottoman Empire, and proving beyond doubt that he is the son of the late Prince Constantine Ghica (his mother, Princess Helene Ghica, being still alive, and taking the keenest interest in her son's "cause"), the grandson of Prince Alexander Ghica, and the great-grandson of Prince Gregory Ghica, Prince of Moldo-Valachie, who was beheaded by the Turks in 17777.

    NOT A PRETENDER
    The Prince also pointed out that he was not pretending to the throne which did not exist, but what he was going to try to do was to free the Albanians from the yoke of the terrible Turk.

    Now on Monday comes the second chapter in this romantic courtship, and the wedding will be at 2 p.m. and as quiet as possible, but many well-wishers and admirers of the bridegroom and his cause will be present, but it is not expected that the Turkish Embassy will be officially represented.

    The future Princess Ghica is in full sympathy with her lover's cause, and she is bound to win more supporters for the Prince. The future of this romantic couple will be watched with much interest by all their friends in England and abroad.

Grigore 111 Ghika-Voda1,2

M, #25981, b. about 1724, d. 12 October 1777
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Family: Ecaterine Rizou-Rangave (d. DECEASED)





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Vital Facts

  • Birth: Grigore 111 Ghika-Voda was born about 1724.
  • Marriage: He and Ecaterine Rizou-Rangave were married in 1754 in Istanbul, TurkeyG.
  • Death: He died on 12 October 1777 in Lasi, Romania, cause of death: Beheading by Ottomans.1

Other Facts

  • Name: Grigore 111 Ghika-Voda was also known as Girigire III Ghica.2
  • Title: He held the title Grigore III.2
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 25981.
  • Occupation: He was a Prince of Moldavia in Moldavia between 29 March 1764 and 3 February 1767.2
  • Occupation: He was a Prince of Wallachia in Wallachia between 28 October 1768 and November 1769.2
  • Occupation: He was a Prince of Moldavia in Moldavia between September 1774 and 10 October 1777.2
  • Residence: He resided in Moldo-Valachie before 1777.1

Citations

  1. [S1526] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Grenfell and Lachlan District Advertiser. New South Wales, Australia. Grenfell.,
    Repository: MyHeritage.com [online database],
    Citation Detail: Source: Australian Newspapers - MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc. - https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10450/australian-newspapers - Original data: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ - Record: https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10450-840278/grenfell-record-and-lachlan-district-advertiser-nsw UnknownGrenfell Record And Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW) - 1909-12-11 - Text: "...!iu damage is estimated at A NOTABLE WEDDING. ALBANIAN PRINCE'S? BRIDE. The marriage of Prince Albert Ghica to Miss Margaret Dowling, postponed froni December, was cele brated very qiiietly on February 27th..." - Publication: Dec 11 1909 - Bland, New South Wales, Australia - Page: 4ALSOColac Herald (VIC) - 1905-05-05 - Text: "... 'emigrated' from County Kildare to' New Zealand be fore 'she was born, and there he es tablisthed a secure footing, and' made a considerable sum of money. Prince Albert Ghica is the chosen leiader..." - Publication: May 5 1905 - Colac, Victoria, Australia - Page: 8,
    Citation Text: Citation:
    Grenfell Record - Saturday December 11 1909:
    A NOTABLE WEDDING - ALBANIAN PRINCE'S BRIDE
    The marriage of Prince Albert Ghica to Miss Margaret Dowling, postponed from December, was celebrated very quietly on February 27th at St Mary's, Cadogan Street, in the presence of a few relatives of the bride and friends of both bride and bridegroom. A rumor was about in the morning that the Turkish Embassy had designs for the hindrance of the marriage, and a large and sympathetic crowd assembled outside the church to help in any agreeable scenes which might ensue; but all passed without incident.

    Prince Ghica, a handsome man of about thirty-five years of age, was supported as best man by Lieutenant Maican, of the Crown Princess of Roumania's Cavalry, A.D.C. to the Crown Prince of Roumania, who appeared in the handsome hussar uniform of his regiment, but the bridegroom wore conventional morning dress. Mr Foster led the bride up the isle, and Mrs Dowling gave away her daughter, who wore a princess gown of thick satin, embroidered in lilies in silver shades of chenille, with festoons of pearls across the front, her only ornament being an immense misshapen pearl at the throat.

    She wore a tulle veil thrown off the face, and held in place by a small wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a handsomely-bound prayer book instead of a bouquet. Her sole attendant was her sister, who carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies, with a white crepe dress, and whose hat was of unrelieved white. The church was decorated with palms and white flowers, and Father Kelly officiated.

    The marriage being a "mixed" one, the ceremony was very brief. By special permission there was music, the march composed for the occasion being played on the organ. The Pope sent his blessing. The service was partly in French and partly in English, the bridegroom responding in French.

    THE BRIDE'S FORTUNE
    A small reception was held by Mrs Dowling in the Winter Garden of the Hans-crescent Hotel, where a buffet luncheon was set out at a long table gay with jonquils and lilies. The health of the Prince and Princess was proposed, and three cheers were given by the guests, who expected to hear a speech from Prince Ghica when silence was asked for his reply. But his Highness only thanked his friends and proposed the health of "Les Dames."

    Mrs Dowling wore a mauve toque with a jetted black gown: Lady Emily Cherry brought a daughter, and others among the guests were Lady Duff Gordon, Miss Hilda Stanley, Mme. Berthon in a wonderful white panne gown inlaid with pale embroideries, General and Mrs Shaw, Mrs Charles Cobbold, Mrs Capel Cure, Mrs Chamberlain, Lady Allen, and Captain Duncombe.

    The bride has a handsome fortune, her father having emigrated from County Kildare to New Zealand before she was born, and there he established a secure footing and made a considerable sum of money.

    Prince Albert Ghica is the chosen leader of the Independence Party which seeks to free Albania from Turkish claims, and it is stated that 150,000 Albanians are ready to follow him. The Prince comes of a family which has always identified itself with the cause of liberty in Albania. His great-grandfather, Prince Gregory Ghica, of Moldo-Valachie, was beheaded by the Turks i n 1777. The newly-wedded Princess Ghica is a keen supporter of the cause, and is ready to face all eventualities. --- "Daily Mail."
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  2. [S394] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Mostly reliable but does need checking. Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_use,
    Repository: Wikipedia,
    Citation Detail: Record for GRIGORE III GHICA,
    Citation Text: Grigore III Ghica - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2018 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigore_III_Ghica
    Grigore III Ghica was twice the Prince of Moldavia between 29 March 1764 - 3 February 1767 and September 1774 - 10 October 1777 and of Wallachia: 28 October 1768 - November 1769.
    He was son of Alexandru Ghica, son of Matei Ghica, who in turn was son of Grigore I Ghica.
    A Phanariote ruler (domnitor) of the Ghica family, Grigore Ghica was assassinated by the Ottomans for opposing the annexation of the northwestern part of Moldavia (later named Bukovina) by the Habsburg Empire.[1][2]
    He married Ecaterine Rizou-Rangave and his son was
    Demetrius Ghica, who married Eufrosine Karatza, and was father of
    Grigore IV Ghica,
    Alexandru II Ghica and
    Michai Ghica, father of
    Elena Ghica (pen-name Dora d'Istria).

Demetrius Ghika1

M, #25982, b. 1755, d. DECEASED
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  • Birth: Demetrius Ghika was born in 1755.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.
  • Death: He died in 1824, at age ~69.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Demetrius Ghika had reference number 25982.

Citations

  1. [S394] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Mostly reliable but does need checking. Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_use,
    Repository: Wikipedia,
    Citation Detail: Record for GRIGORE III GHICA,
    Citation Text: Grigore III Ghica - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2018 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigore_III_Ghica
    Grigore III Ghica was twice the Prince of Moldavia between 29 March 1764 - 3 February 1767 and September 1774 - 10 October 1777 and of Wallachia: 28 October 1768 - November 1769.
    He was son of Alexandru Ghica, son of Matei Ghica, who in turn was son of Grigore I Ghica.
    A Phanariote ruler (domnitor) of the Ghica family, Grigore Ghica was assassinated by the Ottomans for opposing the annexation of the northwestern part of Moldavia (later named Bukovina) by the Habsburg Empire.[1][2]
    He married Ecaterine Rizou-Rangave and his son was
    Demetrius Ghica, who married Eufrosine Karatza, and was father of
    Grigore IV Ghica,
    Alexandru II Ghica and
    Michai Ghica, father of
    Elena Ghica (pen-name Dora d'Istria).

Alexandru Ghica1

M, #25983, d. DECEASED

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family:

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: Alexandru Ghica died DECEASED.

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  • Reference Number: Alexandru Ghica had reference number 25983.

Citations

  1. [S394] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Mostly reliable but does need checking. Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_use,
    Repository: Wikipedia,
    Citation Detail: Record for GRIGORE III GHICA,
    Citation Text: Grigore III Ghica - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2018 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigore_III_Ghica
    Grigore III Ghica was twice the Prince of Moldavia between 29 March 1764 - 3 February 1767 and September 1774 - 10 October 1777 and of Wallachia: 28 October 1768 - November 1769.
    He was son of Alexandru Ghica, son of Matei Ghica, who in turn was son of Grigore I Ghica.
    A Phanariote ruler (domnitor) of the Ghica family, Grigore Ghica was assassinated by the Ottomans for opposing the annexation of the northwestern part of Moldavia (later named Bukovina) by the Habsburg Empire.[1][2]
    He married Ecaterine Rizou-Rangave and his son was
    Demetrius Ghica, who married Eufrosine Karatza, and was father of
    Grigore IV Ghica,
    Alexandru II Ghica and
    Michai Ghica, father of
    Elena Ghica (pen-name Dora d'Istria).

Grigore Ghica1

M, #25984, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family:

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: Grigore Ghica died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Name: Grigore Ghica was also known as Gregore I Ghica.1
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 25984.

Citations

  1. [S394] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Mostly reliable but does need checking. Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_use,
    Repository: Wikipedia,
    Citation Detail: Record for GRIGORE III GHICA,
    Citation Text: Grigore III Ghica - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2018 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigore_III_Ghica
    Grigore III Ghica was twice the Prince of Moldavia between 29 March 1764 - 3 February 1767 and September 1774 - 10 October 1777 and of Wallachia: 28 October 1768 - November 1769.
    He was son of Alexandru Ghica, son of Matei Ghica, who in turn was son of Grigore I Ghica.
    A Phanariote ruler (domnitor) of the Ghica family, Grigore Ghica was assassinated by the Ottomans for opposing the annexation of the northwestern part of Moldavia (later named Bukovina) by the Habsburg Empire.[1][2]
    He married Ecaterine Rizou-Rangave and his son was
    Demetrius Ghica, who married Eufrosine Karatza, and was father of
    Grigore IV Ghica,
    Alexandru II Ghica and
    Michai Ghica, father of
    Elena Ghica (pen-name Dora d'Istria).

Ecaterine Rizou-Rangave1

F, #25985, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : 1700s All
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Grigore 111 Ghika-Voda (b. about 1724, d. 12 October 1777)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Marriage: Ecaterine Rizou-Rangave and Grigore 111 Ghika-Voda were married in 1754 in Istanbul, TurkeyG.
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Ecaterine Rizou-Rangave had reference number 25985.

Citations

  1. [S394] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Mostly reliable but does need checking. Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_use,
    Repository: Wikipedia,
    Citation Detail: Record for GRIGORE III GHICA,
    Citation Text: Grigore III Ghica - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2018 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigore_III_Ghica
    Grigore III Ghica was twice the Prince of Moldavia between 29 March 1764 - 3 February 1767 and September 1774 - 10 October 1777 and of Wallachia: 28 October 1768 - November 1769.
    He was son of Alexandru Ghica, son of Matei Ghica, who in turn was son of Grigore I Ghica.
    A Phanariote ruler (domnitor) of the Ghica family, Grigore Ghica was assassinated by the Ottomans for opposing the annexation of the northwestern part of Moldavia (later named Bukovina) by the Habsburg Empire.[1][2]
    He married Ecaterine Rizou-Rangave and his son was
    Demetrius Ghica, who married Eufrosine Karatza, and was father of
    Grigore IV Ghica,
    Alexandru II Ghica and
    Michai Ghica, father of
    Elena Ghica (pen-name Dora d'Istria).

Eufrosine Karatza1

F, #25986, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: Eufrosine Karatza died DECEASED.
  • Death: She died in 1824.

Other Facts

  • Name: Eufrosine Karatza was also known as Eufrosina Caradja.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 25986.

Citations

  1. [S394] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Mostly reliable but does need checking. Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_use,
    Repository: Wikipedia,
    Citation Detail: Record for GRIGORE III GHICA,
    Citation Text: Grigore III Ghica - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2018 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigore_III_Ghica
    Grigore III Ghica was twice the Prince of Moldavia between 29 March 1764 - 3 February 1767 and September 1774 - 10 October 1777 and of Wallachia: 28 October 1768 - November 1769.
    He was son of Alexandru Ghica, son of Matei Ghica, who in turn was son of Grigore I Ghica.
    A Phanariote ruler (domnitor) of the Ghica family, Grigore Ghica was assassinated by the Ottomans for opposing the annexation of the northwestern part of Moldavia (later named Bukovina) by the Habsburg Empire.[1][2]
    He married Ecaterine Rizou-Rangave and his son was
    Demetrius Ghica, who married Eufrosine Karatza, and was father of
    Grigore IV Ghica,
    Alexandru II Ghica and
    Michai Ghica, father of
    Elena Ghica (pen-name Dora d'Istria).

Helene Negruzzi

F, #25987, d. after 1905
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Constantin Ghika-Kefal (b. 1831, d. 3 November 1880)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Marriage: Helene Negruzzi and Constantin Ghika-Kefal were married on 20 January 1859.
  • Death: She died after 1905.1

Other Facts

  • Name: Helene Negruzzi was also known as Helene Ghica.1
  • Title: She held the title Princess.1
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 25987.

Citations

  1. [S1528] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: The Sunday Times. New Souith Wales, Australia, Sydney. On-line Image. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10450-27071159/sunday-times-sydney-nsw?s=511220861#fullscreen : 2018.

    www.myheritage.com,
    Citation Detail: The Sunday Times (Sydney New South Wales) 16 April 1905,
    Citation Text: PRINCE'S ROMANCE
    PRINCE ALBERT GHICA AND HIS IRISH BRIDE
    LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

    London March 8
    London will on Monday afternoon witness one of the most romantic marriages of modern times when at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Cadogan-street, Prince Albert Ghica and Miss Margaret Dowling will be made man and wife together.

    The history of their engagement is full of interest. for not so very long ago the Prince and his bride-elect were strangers.

    Miss Dowling is a wealthy Irish girl, and with her mother and younger sister, Miss Jose Dowling, she has spent much time in travelling about on the Continent.

    It was during one of these sojourns abroad that she met her fate in the handsome and interesting personage of Prince Albert Ghica. It was a case of love at first sight, although the bride's mother at first did not approve of the match, on account of the somewhat dangerous mission that the Prince has in hand - that of freeing his unhappy fellow-countrymen, the Albanians, from the shameful tyranny of the Turk.

    MOTHER QUICKLY WON
    However, the mother was quickly won - when she got to know the Prince better, and her consent was readily given to the engagement - in fact, she will give her daughter away on Monday.

    For a time all went as merrily as a marriage bell, and the wedding was fixed to take place in London on December 14. and great preparations were made, and a costly trousseau was ordered from a well-known Bond-street firm.

    The wedding reception was arranged, and everything was complete - when, at the eleventh hour, the Prince discovered that the Roumanian Embassy required three clear weeks' notice of the marriage before it could be legally solemnised in this country.

    Then all the invitations - over 300 having been issued - had to be cancelled, and the wedding breakfast returned to the caterers.

    Following on this postponement came an urgent call to the Prince from his agents abroad, and he had to leave for Rome at a moment's notice.

    The three weeks time being up, the marriage could have taken place in London, only the bridegroom was still detained on the Continent on most urgent business.

    Mrs Dowling and her two daughters were much worried by callers at their charming house in Cadogan Place, and so they decided to go to Paris, and their wait until Prince Ghica was free to return to the girl of his choice.

    REMARKABLE CIRCULAR
    In the meanwhile the following strange notice was issued to the Press by the Turkish Embassy:-
    "The Imperial Ottoman Government declares that Mr Albert Ghica, a Romanian subject, born of Roumanian parents, and who styles himself his Highness Prince Ghica, has no right whatsoever to represent himself as having claims to a so-called Albanian Throne."

    This was brought to the notice of the Prince, who at once issued a reply stating that the Ghicas are princes of the Holy German Empire, the Russian Empire, and, to his deep regret, of the Imperial Ottoman Empire, and proving beyond doubt that he is the son of the late Prince Constantine Ghica (his mother, Princess Helene Ghica, being still alive, and taking the keenest interest in her son's "cause"), the grandson of Prince Alexander Ghica, and the great-grandson of Prince Gregory Ghica, Prince of Moldo-Valachie, who was beheaded by the Turks in 17777.

    NOT A PRETENDER
    The Prince also pointed out that he was not pretending to the throne which did not exist, but what he was going to try to do was to free the Albanians from the yoke of the terrible Turk.

    Now on Monday comes the second chapter in this romantic courtship, and the wedding will be at 2 p.m. and as quiet as possible, but many well-wishers and admirers of the bridegroom and his cause will be present, but it is not expected that the Turkish Embassy will be officially represented.

    The future Princess Ghica is in full sympathy with her lover's cause, and she is bound to win more supporters for the Prince. The future of this romantic couple will be watched with much interest by all their friends in England and abroad.

Eduard Ghica-Kefal

M, #25988, b. 15 December 1860, d. 25 August 1915

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Eduard Ghica-Kefal was born on 15 December 1860.
  • Death: He died on 25 August 1915, at age 54, in Lasi, Romania.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Eduard Ghica-Kefal had reference number 25988.

Matilda Ghica

F, #25989

Parents

Pedigree Link

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  • Reference Number: Matilda Ghica had reference number 25989.

Henry Ghica-Kefal

M, #25991, b. 26 January 1871, d. 2 February 1937

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Henry Ghica-Kefal was born on 26 January 1871 in Lasi, Romania.
  • Death: He died on 2 February 1937, at age 66, in Ploiesti, Prahova, RomaniaG.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Henry Ghica-Kefal had reference number 25991.

Eleonora Ghica-Kefal

F, #25992, b. 20 September 1874, d. 1962

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Eleonora Ghica-Kefal was born on 20 September 1874 in Lasi, Romania.
  • Marriage: She and Petre C Pallady were married in 1891 in Lasi, Romania.
  • Death: She died in 1962, at age ~88, in Constanta, RomaniaG.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Eleonora Ghica-Kefal had reference number 25992.

Petre C Pallady

M, #25993, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Marriage: Petre C Pallady and Eleonora Ghica-Kefal were married in 1891 in Lasi, Romania.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Petre C Pallady had reference number 25993.

Alexandru Ghika-Kefal

M, #25994, b. about 1802, d. 30 October 1884

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Ecaterina Miclescu (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Alexandru Ghika-Kefal was born about 1802.
  • Marriage: He and Ecaterina Miclescu were married in 1822.
  • Death: He died on 30 October 1884 in Lasi, Romania.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Alexandru Ghika-Kefal had reference number 25994.

Ecaterina Miclescu

F, #25995, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Alexandru Ghika-Kefal (b. about 1802, d. 30 October 1884)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

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  • Reference Number: Ecaterina Miclescu had reference number 25995.

Dimitrie Ghika

M, #25996, b. about 1761, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : 1700s All

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Safta Razu (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Dimitrie Ghika was born about 1761.
  • Marriage: He and Safta Razu were married in 1781.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Dimitrie Ghika had reference number 25996.

Gheorghe Ghika

M, #25997, b. 1739, d. 14 May 1801
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : 1700s All

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Anastasia Costakinegal (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Gheorghe Ghika was born in 1739.
  • Death: He died on 14 May 1801, at age ~62.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Gheorghe Ghika had reference number 25997.

Dimitrie Sulgearoglu

M, #25998, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : 1700s All
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Ecaterina Ghika (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Marriage: Dimitrie Sulgearoglu and Ecaterina Ghika were married in 1740 in Istanbul, TurkeyG.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Dimitrie Sulgearoglu had reference number 25998.

Ecaterina Ghika

F, #25999, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : 1700s All

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Dimitrie Sulgearoglu (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Marriage: Ecaterina Ghika and Dimitrie Sulgearoglu were married in 1740 in Istanbul, TurkeyG.
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Ecaterina Ghika had reference number 25999.

Alexandru Ghika

M, #26000, b. 25 December 1698, d. 1741

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Elena Evpraghioti

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Alexandru Ghika was born on 25 December 1698.
  • Death: He died in 1741, at age ~43, in Istanbul, TurkeyG.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Alexandru Ghika had reference number 26000.