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Ethel Sydney (Ethel Beatrice Hall (née Lloyd, later Gaskell))

(1874-active 1924), Actress; daughter of Malcolm Lloyd; former wife of Sydney Hall, Samuel Oliver and John Upton Gaskell; later wife of Alastair Matheson

Sitter in 4 portraits

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Ethel Sydney (Ethel Beatrice Hall (née Lloyd, later Gaskell)), by Langfier Ltd, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG Ax160346

Ethel Sydney (Ethel Beatrice Hall (née Lloyd, later Gaskell))

by Langfier Ltd, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
matte bromide postcard print, early 1900s
NPG Ax160346

The Grand Finale in 'The Orchid' at the Gaiety Theatre, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29624

The Grand Finale in 'The Orchid' at the Gaiety Theatre

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, 1903
NPG Ax29624

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Norrie Crichton

12 April 2020, 14:49

Ethel was an actress and the mother of Captain Durham Donald George Hall MC (1898 - 1918).
Durham is listed on the 1911 Census aged 3, a visitor at South Shore Hydro, Blackpool. Also listed is his mother, Ethel B Hall, a 25yo actress who was born about 1876 in Tonghoo, Burmah. Ethel used the stage name Sydney.
Ethel’s father was Lt. Col. Arthur Malcolm Lloyd, Indian Staff Corps. and Deputy Commissioner of Tonghoo, Upper Burmah. There is a record of the marriage of Ethel Beatrice Lloyd and Sydney Donald Edward Hall in 1893. The couple divorced in 1902 on the wife’s petition. Ethel subsequently married John Upton Gaskell in 1912 in the Southwark part of London. However, they divorced in 1923 again on Ethel’s petition. On 4th October 1924, Ethel married Alastair Ian Matheson, son of Lt. Col. Duncan Matheson of Achany.

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