Re: The Official Married Names Thread
Born cica 1871
Died after 1940
Married Edmund Neville Nevill (1849-1940) on 4 June 1894. He wrote under the name Neison.
2 sons, 1 daughter named Maud.
She is listed as H Grant is many sources, a good indication that Mabel is a nickname.
Probably a native of Natal, whose championship she won a record 8 times. She won every title with one exeception from 1885 to 1893. The lone outlier was 1890-when she lost in a 3 set final. Best known as 1st winner of the South African Chmps (1891-1894) Mr Neville played at the Bera Club in Natal. Her spouse wrote the first English book on the Moon and was director of the Natl Observatory from 1882-1910. He also introduced tennis to Natal. The couple later resettled in England, and Edmund died in Eastbourne, leaving her a widow.
Last edited by Rollo; Apr 11th, 2012 at 01:36 PM.