Alex Grant

Alex Grant

Alex Grant Alex Grant 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Limousine by H.J. Mulliner 1 year ago

Further to the story on the Ravishing Wraith can I supply further information? Mrs Wordie, the owner of the car who died in 1946 aged 77 was the widow of Peter Wordie whom she married at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh in 1902. She appears earlier in the Rolls- Royce story when she purchased a Rolls-Royce Phantom II No 364. GY by H.J. Mulliner, according to Lawrence Dalton in ‘The Derby Phantoms’. The Wraith would appear to be its replacement.

With reference to Lady McEasham (there is a hand-written line in the coachbuilder’s instructions for the unusual sliding, rotating chair in the rear compartment that we believed said ‘As for Lady McEasham’ – Ed) I would suggest this to be Lady McEacharn, the widow of Sir Malcolm McEacharn, Mayor of Melbourne, Australia. A millionaire shipping magnate, he left Australia in a huff having lost his mayorship. He bought Galloway House in Wigtownshire from the Earl of Galloway in 1906 and settled in Scotland, where he had been born. He died, however, two years later. Lady McEacharn also bought a Rolls-Royce Phantom II, according to Dalton. This may be the car in which the ‘chair’ was installed – or in a later replacement Wraith. Their son, Captain Neil McEacharn, inherited Galloway House and became a prolific purchaser of Rolls-Royce Phantoms. He sold Galloway House in 1930 to Lady Forteviot of the Dewar whisky family. Captain McEacharn acquired a villa at Lago Maggiore in Italy where he established the worldfamous ‘Giardini Botanici’ gardens. I hope this information proves helpful.

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