The Countess Lilias Bathurst -Miss Lilias Borthwick to Lord Bathurst.
The bridegroom, who succeeded to the title only a twelvemonth before the wedding 1893, belongs to one of the oldest Saxon families.
It a pleasing novelty to have earl whose ancestors did not come over with the Conqueror, but probably did their best to knock him on the head. The prosperity of the Bathursts dates definitely from the time of Elizabeth. They fought valiantly for the lost cause of the Stuarts, and attained the distinction of an earldom in 1772.
Miss Borthwick is the only daughter of Sir Algernon Borthwick, the proprietor of The Morning Post, and one of the most popular of our public men. Sir Algernon received his baronetcy in recognition of his services to the Conservative party ; but the esteem in which he is held is not confined to any political circle.