Lady Sylvia Ashley

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  2. Joshua Goldberg says:

    Great website… a treasure trove for Gable aficionados. Thank you.

    But I must put in at least one correction. Gable’s 4th wife – Lady Sylvia Ashley – was, as your website notes, first married to British nobility, but never to the “9th Duke of of Shaftesbury”.

    – First, there never was a “Duke” of Shaftesbury, as Shaftesbury is an Earldom, not a Duchy.

    – Second, while Lord Anthony was the son of the 9th “Earl” of of Shaftesbury and was, as the heir apparent, slated to become the 10th Earl of of Shaftesbury – he never did, because he died before his father did (in 1946). Lord Anthony’s son (not from Lady Sylvia but from his next wife) in fact became the 10th Earl of of Shaftesbury when his grandfather, the 9th Earl, died in 1961, having outlived his son, Lord Anthony, by 15 years.

    A minor detail… but…

  3. Helen Poznanski says:

    You are correct. I just read August, 2016 Vanity Fair article.

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