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Dennistoun v Dennistoun

The Main Participants in the Case

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The Main Participants in the Case

Here are some details of the people who feature in the case.

The case of Dennistoun v. Dennistoun featured promiscuity, extravagance, and corruption among the wealthy and the aristocratic classes......
Source : The Cambridge Journals


Dorothy Dennistoun : 1888-1980



Ian Dennistoun: 1879-1938



General Sir John Cowans : 1862-1921

In the early stages of the case mention was made of ‘General X’ as the lover of Dorothy Dennistoun in the years 1916–1920. She revealed  that the mystery  man was in fact General Sir John Cowans,  Quartermaster of the British Army during the First World War.


Cowans had died in 1921.


This sensational disclosure caused fury and crisis.


Later in the proceedings it was said that Ian Dennistoun's promotions in the army had all been made by Cowans.  


Almina, Lady Carnarvon: 1877-1969

Almina Victoria Maria Alexandra Wombwell, later Countess of Carnarvon. Married George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, famed as the discoverer of Tutankhamun's Tomb.
In 1923, Almina married Ian Onslow Dennistoun.

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