s.y. FEDORA R.Y.S.
THE TIMES - Monday 3 January 1898 - “YACHTING - The number of yachts which up to the close of last year sailed from British yachting stations on winter cruises in foreign waters is decidedly below the average, and, including the vessels at the present time fitting out, there will not be such a large muster as usual in the Mediterranean. Among the yachts which have already left may be named..... Fedora, s.s., 358 tons, Lord Newborough...” [Theodore Pim’s Rosabelle was also here. Fedora was seemingly previously owned by the Duke of Montrose]
THE TIMES - Tuesday 10 January 1899 - “YACHTING - There has not been the usual activity at the yachting centres in fitting vessels out for winter cruising, and up to the end of the past year the departures were far from numerous, while very few other craft are being prepared for commission. It appears probable, however, that there will be a fair show of British racing boats, of the small classes, at the Riviera regattas, but the general gathering of cruising yachts in the Mediterranean will certainly be below the average. Included amongst the foreign-going fleet above referred to are.... Fedora, steamship, 358 tons, Lord Newborough (for China).... “
THE ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD - Saturday 14 October 1899 - "THE RETURN OF THE FEDORA - The yacht Fedora, of which Lord Marlborough is owner, and Captain Turner Barnard, of Rowhedge skipper, returned into the Colne this week, after a two year's cruise round the world. Captain Turner Barnard, who is an old and popular native of Rowhedge and who for some years represented the parish on the Lexden and Winstree Rural District Council, has had a very hearty welcome on his home-coming. On arrival, in Colne, Lord Marlborough proceeded to London. The Fedora is laid up in Colne, and we understand she will be re-fitted at once for another cruise early in the new year."
THE NEW YORK TIMES - Friday 7 September 1900 - “AMERICAN TO WED A PEER - Miss. Grace Carr of Louisville Engaged to Marry Baron Wynn-Newborough - Special to The New York Times - LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 6 - Mrs. Emma B. Carr, who has been traveling in Europe for the past two years with her daughters, Mrs. Samuel Sloan Chauncey of Brooklyn and Miss. Grace Carr, has announced the engagement of the latter to Lord William Charles Wynn-Newborough in letters to her friends here.
The marriage will take place in November at the Savoy Hotel, where Mrs. Carr is now living. After the ceremony, the young couple will sail for Japan and China in Lord Newborough’s yacht, the Fedora.
Miss Carr met Lord Newborough in Egypt several months ago. She was considered one of the most beautiful girls in Louisville. She is very tall and is of the Irish type of beauty. She has never been much in society here owing to her youth and to the fact that they have been abroad so much. Her sister married Samuel Sloan Chauncey some years ago. On the death of her husband Mrs. Chauncey went to Europe with her mother and sister. They spent the summer at Lake Lucerne, but moved to London last March to complete the preparations for the wedding. After their marriage Lord and Lady Newborough will reside at their country seat in Wales.
William Charles Wynn, fourth Baron Newborough, succeeded to the title in 1888, on the death of his grandfather, the third Baron. He was born in 1873, and was educated at Heidelberg and Cambridge. He owns about 28,800 acres. John Wynn, an ancestor, was standard-bearer at the battle of Norwich, 1549. Sir Thomas Wynn, in 1776, was created a peer of Ireland, with the title of Baron Newborough.”
THE TIMES - Thursday 8 November 1900 - “COURT AND SOCIAL - Lord Newborough was married yesterday in the Chapel Royal, Savoy, to Miss. Grace Bruce Carr, daughter of the late Colonel Henry Montgomerie Carr, who distinguished himself in the American Civil War. The bride was given away by Mr. Choate, the United States Ambassador.....After a reception, held by Mrs. Carr at the Savoy Hotel, Lord and Lady Newborough left for Paris.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES - Thursday 19 September 1901 - “THE TEUTONIC AT QUARANTINE - Passengers’ Friends Disappointed at the Delay in Docking - The White Star liner Teutonic, which was sighted at Fire Island at 4:50 last evening, anchored for the night upon reaching Quarantine three and a half hours later. This was a great disappointment to the friends of the passengers, who, despite the storm, had gone to the pier on the North River front. The steamship brought in all 1,281 passengers, of which number 471 are in the cabin. Among the latter are...... Lady Newborough. The latter comes here to attend the international yacht races, and expected to join her husband, who left Southampton on his yacht Fedora, on this side of the Atlantic. He met a storm on the way over, and the Fedora was forced a few days since to put in at St. Michael’s in the Azores for repairs.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES - Friday 20 September 1901 - [President William McKinley assassinated]
“SORROW ON THE TEUTONIC - News of the Nation’s Loss Received Off Nantucket - Passengers Had Expected to Hear Tidings that the Stricken President Was Out of Danger - Crowded with people, the White Star liner Teutonic, which arrived at Quarantine late Wednesday evening, came up to her pier on the North River yesterday morning. As the ship neared the Nantucket Lightship on Wednesday morning Capt. McKinstry had the vessel’s course changed so as to get close enough to the lightship to receive intelligence of the President’s condition. The news from Buffalo was so encouraging when the Teutonic sailed from Liverpool that those on board were totally unprepared for the sad tidings that the observer at Nantucket gave them. As soon as she got the news the ship started ahead again under full speed. The English flag astern and the American flag at the top of the foremast were lowered to half mast as a token of respect to the memory of the martyred President. The Teutonic was delayed somewhat in coming across by rough weather, that was encountered on the first two days out. Westerly gales and a high sea caused the ship to roll a little too much, and kept her from attaining full speed during that time. Many prominent people came over in the cabin of the Teutonic.... Another arrival was Lady Newborough, who expected to join her husband, Baron Newborough, on her arrival. The Baron is still on the way, his yacht, the Fedora, having sailed from the Azores about twelve days ago. The Fedora left Dartmouth on Aug. 28, but had to put into the Azores for repairs. Lady Newborough was prior to her marriage Miss. Grace Carr of Louisville. She was married to Baron Newborough in London Nov. 7 last. Her mother accompanies her to America.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES - Tuesday 24 September 1901 - “Lord Newborough Sails for New York - ST. MICHAEL’S, Azores Islands, Sept. 23 - The British auxiliary steam yacht Fedora (owned by Lord Newborough) has left here for New York.
Lord Newborough left Dartmouth on Aug. 28 on the Fedora, intending to witness the America’s Cup races. The Fedora put into St. Michael’s on Sept. 12, with her decks started. Lady Newborough, who was formerly Miss. Grace Carr, daughter of the late Col. Henry M. Carr of Louisville, Ky., arrived in New York on Sept. 19 on board the White Star liner Teutonic.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES - Thursday 26 September 1901 - “CUP YACHTS IN TRIM AWAIT TO-DAY’S RACE - LAST TRIAL FOR COLUMBIA - Defender Took a Short Spin, While Shamrock, Fully Tested, Lay at Anchor”.... At Sandy Hook Bay in rough weather the American defender Columbia had her final trial before meeting Shamrock II in the races for the America’s Cup... “Among the foreign visitors now in New York to remain until the last of the series decides the ownership of the cup is Lord Newborough, who arrived Tuesday in his auxiliary yacht Fedora. The Fedora was long delayed on her trip, having left Dartmouth on Aug. 28. Some fears as to the vessel’s safety were entertained. The yacht had an adventurous journey and was obliged, owing to a pounding received in storms, to put into St. Michael in the Azores on Sept. 19.”..... “There will be quite a distinguished party of guests on board Sir Thomas Lipton’s steam yacht Erin. They include..... Lord and Lady Newborough...”