Here is a reworked bio on Miss Mayne. What do you think?
MAYNE, ELLEN (Ellen Montgomerie Mayne)
Australia (Victoria)/United Kingdom
Born 10 October 1860 in Nynere Tal (modern Nainital), India.
Died 10 October 1955 in Shaldon, Devon, England
Daughter of Major Robert Graham Mayne, a British officer serving in India, and Eliza Ann Landale. The Mayne family, of Scottish origin, served in the British army for several generations in India. The death of Ellen’s father in 1865 probably prompted the family to move back to Australia, as Eliza had been born in Tasmania. Ship records indicate they landed in Melbourne in 1875, where Ellen lived for the next 20 years.
Ellen may have started to play tennis as early as 1881. At a cavalry ball that year she appeared in costume described as “lawn tennis.”. At some point in the 1880s she moved to the state of Victoria and from 1886 until late 1893 won the New South Wales and Victorian state title several times over. In fact she either won or was in finalist in those two events every year during that time.
In December of 1893 Ellen moved to India to live with her brother Colonel Mayne. It is uncertain which brother this was exactly, as two of her her brothers were colonels there; Richard Charles Graham Mayne (1852-1939) and George Nesbitt Mayne (1854-1932). She lived in India for the next dozen years before playing in the London Championships of 1906. She entered Wimbledon in 1906 but defaulted in the first round without playing.
An 1911 census shows her residing in Surrey. She would live in England the rest of her life, with a visit to Australia in 1933.
New South Wales in 1887, 1889-1890, and 1893. Victorian Chmps in 1888 and 1891
New South Wales in 1888. Victorian Chmps in 1886 and 1892
In sources from her era she was listed as Miss EM Mayne.
[Thanks to Andrew Tas, who discovered her identity].
Biographies of Female Tennis Players