From the Irish Times, 11 February 1888 and 14 February 1888:
“MCNIFFE V MCNIFFE (Probate and Matrimonial Court, Warren J)
The parties were married in 1877, in Dublin, and after their marriage they went to live at Enniskillen, where the respondent practised as a solicitor. For some years they lived happily, but in February 1886, the respondent went to Dublin with a governess in his employ… it was understood they would come home that night, but they did not come back that night…
From the Weekly Freeman, 5 June 1886:
“ARISTOCRATIC DIVORCE CASE FROM IRELAND.
Mr. Gerald Brooke applied to have his marriage annulled in consequence of [his wife’s] infidelity with Mr. Seymour Bushe, barrister, Dublin… on Friday, 3rd October 1885, unfortunate unpleasantness arose about a comparatively insignificant tiff about a pet dog—at which the lady announced her intention of going to the house of Mr. Brooke’s mother… Mr. Brooke endeavoured [to] prevent her, but persuasion