A woman involved in a sensational case is believed by some to be the daughter of the famous Lola Montez. Lola, born in Limerick in 1818, was the daughter of an Irishman named Gilbert and a woman with Spanish heritage. After Gilbert’s death, Lola’s mother married Captain Craigie from Montrose, where Lola was taken for education. At 19, she ran away with a captain, divorced him, and pursued a career as a Spanish dancer, using the stage name of Lola Montez.
Lola later went on to perform in Munich, where she was enthusiastically received by the eccentric king. He made her a Baroness, granted her a pension, and provided her a luxurious mansion. Lola held significant influence over Bavaria, but an insurrection eventually forced her out of the kingdom. She had a tumultuous life, eventually moving to America and passing away in New York in 1861.
Dundee Evening Telegraph – Friday 29 November 1901