Lilian (Cole) Pine-Coffin
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Lilian Mary Olivia (Cole) Pine-Coffin (1863 - 1919)

Lilian Mary Olivia Pine-Coffin formerly Cole
Born in Leixlip Castle, Leixlip, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 18 Aug 1885 in Withycombe Raleigh, Devonmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kensington, Londonmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Nov 2014
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4 August 1863, B. - at Leixlip Castle, county Kildare, Ireland, the wife of Edward Campbell Stuart Cole, Esq., a daughter.

Grandaughter of lady Elizabeth Stanley, daughter of Edward 12th Earl of Derby and Elizabeth Hamilton (Daughter of the Duke of Hamilton and famous beauty Elizabeth Gunning). As a child lived at Leixlip Castle, married Charles Edward Pine -Coffin and then lived in Devon.


Lilian Mary Olivia Cole1

F, #649762, b. 4 August 1863, d. 1919 Last Edited=8 Nov 2014 Lilian Mary Olivia Cole was born on 4 August 1863 at Leixlip Castle, Leixlip, County Kildare, Ireland.1 She was the daughter of Edward Campbell Stuart Cole and Olivia Anne Stevenson.1 She married Charles Edward Pine-Coffin.1 She died in 1919 at Kensington, London, England.1 Her married name became Pine-Coffin.1 Child of Lilian Mary Olivia Cole and Charles Edward Pine-Coffin

Olive Pine-Coffin+1 b. 30 Jun 1887 Citations

Hereinafter cited as "re: Smith-Stanley Family."

Of Leixlip Castle, Ireland and Stoke Lyne, Devon.


The marriage of Mr. E. Pine-Coffin, of Exmouth, to Miss Lilian M.O. Cole, J.P., of Stoke Lyne, Withycombe, Exmouth, was celebrated at Withycombe Church yesterday. A large number of persons assembled to witness the ceremony. The Rev. George Carwithen, uncle of the bridegroom, officiated. Lord Josceline Percy acted as best man, and the bride was given away by her father. In consequence of the recent death of Major-General Bartlett - a near relation of the bridegroom - the wedding guests were confined to the immediate relatives of the bride and bridegroom. Among those present were Mrs. Stevenson (grandmother of the bride), Mr. and Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Butler, Mrs. W., Misses, and Master Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Hoffmann, Messrs. A. and C. Hoffmann, Mr. Granville-Stevenson, Mrs. Denis Boles, Mr. A.B. Cane, the Rev. George Carwithen, and Mr. Josceline Percy. The bridesmaids were Miss Pine-Coffin, sister of the bridegroom; Miss Wright and Miss R. Stevenson, cousins of the bride. The bride’s dress consisted of a bodice and train of the richest white satin, arranged with a skirt of handsome brocaded Ottoman silk of the same shade, and trimmed with Brussels lace and bridal flowers, the whole costume being completed with a veil and a bridal wreath. The bevy of bridesmaids - Miss Pine-Coffin, Miss Wright, Miss Stevenson and Miss Margarita Stevenson - were attired in exceptionally charming toilettes of creme embroidery, over which the now fashionable canvas material, the same shade, was artistically draped, with revers and trimmings of sky-blue satin merveilleuse; hats, &c., to correspond. The bride’s travelling dress was composed of vigogne, in the fashionable shade known as electric blue, arranged with panels of brocaded satin the same shade, relieved with a floral pattern brown satin. Hat, &c., en suite. The bride’s dresses, &c., and also those of the bridesmaids, were supplied by Mrs. J.T. Tucker & Sons, High-street, Exeter. During the afternoon the newly-wedded couple left Exmouth for London, en route to the Continent, where they intend spending their honeymoon. The wedding-cake was supplied by Messrs. Bolland, of Chester, and the bridal bouquets by Messrs. Veitch & Son, of Exeter. Flags and bunting were freely displayed from the church to Stoke Lyne, and mottoes, such as “God bless the happy pair”, “Happy may you be”, &c. Over the lodge-gate was a magnificent arch of evergreens, in the centre of which was the motto, “God bless the bride and bridegroom”. The following is a list of the wedding presents:- Mr. Cole, diamond dove and gold chain; Mrs. Cole, pearl ring; Marquis of Drogheda, pearl and diamond bracelet; Marchioness of Drogheda, diamond brooch; Lord Congleton, gold bracelet; the Hon. and Rev. E.V. Bligh, salt cellars; Mrs. H. Longley, silver buckle; Mr. Butler, hash dish; Mrs. Hoffmann, pepper pots; Mrs. Wright, Burmese silver box; Mr. McNeile, tray and candlesticks; Miss Wright, oil painting; Mr. A.B. Cane, silver cream jug and Galway wedding ring; Mr. Stevenson, lamp; Misses F. and S. Cole, scent bottle; Miss Cole, workbag; Mrs. Pocklington, scent bottle; Marquis of Headfort, cat’s-eye and diamond bangle; Miss Jaquet, cushion; Miss Percy, pins; Mrs. V. Webber, gold and pearl locket; Mrs. Gordon, silver sugar bowl and spoon; Miss Julia Cole, turquoise ring; General Bartlett, silver spoons, gold locket and gold bangle; Miss Pine-Coffin, spoons; Mr. J. Percy, fish knives and forks; Mrs. Davis, pearl pin; Mrs. Birch, card tray; Mrs. Martin, butter dish; Mrs. Huish, prayer-book; the Rev. W. Carwithen, spoon warmer; Miss Markes, antimacassar; Mr. D.F. Boles, sugar and cream dish; Mrs. Kennedy, flower pot; Mrs. Fursden, paper knife; Miss Islay Cole, sachet and table-cloth; Mrs. Barlett’s servants, pair of salt cellars; Miss Webber, pair of candlesticks; Mr. Day, salad bowl; the Hon. Mowbray Cole, salad bowl; Mrs. Long, glass vase; Mr. and Mrs. Nicholls, apostle spoon; the Rev. H.L. and Mrs. Hussey, card tray; Mr. H. Hussey, flower pot (brass); Misses Stevenson, ruby flower vase; Mr. J. Aitken, sugar bowl and spoon; Mr. and Mrs. Bremridge, cushion; Mrs. Capman, Honiton lace hankerchief; the crew of the Rionagh, card tray; Lady Stewart, silver gong and silver and wood jug; Mrs. Halstead, antimacassar; Miss Lumsden, glass vase; Major and Mrs. Bridge, two flower vases; Mr. and Mrs. Plimsoll, lamp; General Bartlett, silver salver; Captain and Mrs. Luxmore, book; Mr. Boles, case of six silver napkin rings; Miss Kindersley, breakfast cruet; Mr. Carlo Hoffmann, small cruet; women of Withycombe, tea set; tradesmen of Exmouth and Withycombe, silver salver and toast rack; Mr. C.E. Pine-Coffin, diamond ear studs; Mr. Harry and Miss Rosalie Wright, cheesecover-dish; Mrs. Arthur Fulford Adams, scent bottle; Colonel Stevenson, tea-cosy; Mrs. Kenlis Stevenson, antimacassar; Mrs. Eustace and Major Parsons, grandfather’s clock; Mrs. Bryce, bracelet; Mrs. B. Miller, brass kettle; Mr. and Mrs. Fulford, brass candlestick; the Rev. W.H.D.O. Purcell, aneroid; Mr. and Mrs. Philp, salad bowl; Mrs. Dumbleton, two brass jugs; Mrs. Roggy, card stand; Mrs. McMahon, painted looking glass; Miss Wray, photo frame; Mrs. Cole, Bible; Miss Carwithen, tablecloth; Mrs. Saunderson, scissors; Mrs. Bartlett, marble clock and supporters; servants at Stoke Lyne, biscuit tin; Mrs. Campbell of Islay, illustrated New Testament; Dr. Wilkinson, workbox; Lady Virginia Sanders, silver pin tray; the Rev. G. Carwithen, fruit and sugar dish; Mrs. Maclean, ink bottle; Miss G. Moore, handkerchief; Admiral May, pair of candle lamps; Mrs. F. Chaplin, envelope case and blotting book; Mr. W.H. Peters, salt cellars; Mrs. de Windt, tray; Mr. A. Purcell, sugar tongs; Mrs. Waldie-Griffith, reading lamp; Captain Carr, R.N., brass tray; school-children, tea table; Mrs. Long, carvers; Mr. and Mrs. Strong, biscuit tin; Mr. W. Long, coffee set; the Rev. C.R. Carr, ???; Mrs. D’Urban, work basket; Mrs. Cranstoun, ??? egg-cup tray; the Hon. Captain and Mrs. ???m, cruet stand; Mr. F. Boles, fish knife and fork; Mrs. H. Adams, china girls; Mr. and Mrs. Mc?Neile?, scent bottle.

COLE, LILIAN (Lilian Mary Olivia Cole) Ireland/United Kingdom Born 1864 Died 16 June 1919 Married Charles Edward Pine-Coffin, 1885

Lilian Cole was born in Leixlip, County Kildare, but married an Englishman who was a native of Exmouth, Devon. That would explain why Lilian Cole had such a close association with the early Exmouth tournament.

She was notable for being the first lady to volley “systematically” according to ALT, which went on in 1895 to note “she commenced tournament play when she was about 13.” Unfortunately she often confined her play to the west of England. Her 1885 marriage took her off the circuit until 1888, when she reappeared at Exmouth. After many years of striving she finally won Exmouth in 1890 after many years not claiming the first prize.

Widely praised for her smashes and volleys, Lilian garnered praise for her fair-mindedness and quiet gentility on court. Though compared to men in the strength of her net play and power in her wrist, the perception one gets is she was a lady through and through to her contemporaries.

Stamford Bridge (1884)

Source : American Lawn Tennis, 1895, pages 121-122.

25 July 1886, B. - at Stoke Lyne, Exmouth, the wife of C.E. Pine-Coffin, of a daughter.

30 June 1887, B. - at Stoke Lyne, Exmouth, the wife of C.E. Pine-Coffin, of a daughter

9 February 1890, B. - at Stoke Lyne, Exmouth, the wife of C.E. Pine-Coffin, of a daughter

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