Tain Museum Image Library

Patricia Ellison (Lady Ross)
Tain Museum Image Library
Patricia Ellison (Lady Ross)

Patricia Burnley Ellison of Louisville, Kentucky, a renowned American beauty, became the second wife of Sir Charles Ross of Balnagown in 1901. This picture was taken by a photographer called Klauber in Louisville in about 1900.

Sir Charles, born in 1872, married three times. His first marriage to Winifred Berens was dissolved in 1897. During his subsequent marriage to Patricia Ellison he was cited as co-respondent in numerous divorce proceedings before she divorced him in a blaze of publicity in 1930. His last marriage, in 1938, was to his American secretary, Dorothy Mercado, who inherited Balnagown after his death in 1942.
Picture added on 23 June 2004
This picture is in the following groups
Sir Charles Ross
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments


Your Name


Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.




Sir Charles Ross

Sir Charles Ross at EtonDorothy Mercado (Lady Ross)Lady Ross of BalnagownHarvesting on Balnagown estateWorkshop of Sir Charles RossBalnagown CastleBalnagown Castle