In 1874, 20 year old Lillie..

… married 26 year old Edward “Ned” Langtry, who was an Irish landowner recently widowed.  Ned had been married to Jane Price who was the sister of Lillie’s brother William’ wife.

They had a wedding reception at The Royal Yacht Hotel in St. Helier, Jersey.  Langtry owned a large sailing yacht called “The Red Gauntlet” and Lillie talked Ned into moving away from the Islands where Jersey was located, and to move to Belgravia, London.  In 1876, they rented an apartment, but moved to a larger place off Park Lane as Lillie was hosting quite a few society visitors.

(Photo:  Ned and Lillie married March, 1874 in Jersey.  Below: “The Red Gauntlet” yacht).