Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players
Margaret Alice Manley-Sims
Born 1877 in London, England
Married (1) Major Henry Sanderson “Harry” Laverton (1873-1958)on 30 May 1899 in Saint Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London; divorced October 1913
Married (2) Francis Gordon Lowe on May 13, 1914; divorced circa 1924
Margaret was active as a lawn tennis player in the years circa 1895-1914. Her first husband was a member of the 3rd (The King's Own) Hussars, a cavalry regiment in the British Army. He was also a noted cricket player.
(Francis) Gordon (later Sir Gordon) Lowe was one of the top British lawn tennis players of his era. Margaret had committed adultery with him before their marriage (her adultery was cited in her divorce case with Major Harry Laverton).
Margaret had one younger sister, Jessie, who also took part in some lawn tennis tournaments.
Last edited by newmark401; Apr 9th, 2014 at 06:33 PM.