Glyn, Isabella

BORN 22 May 1823, Edinburgh - DIED 18 May 1889, London: 13 Mount St. Grover Sq
REAL NAME Gearns, Isabella
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (055/4 (31609))

Isabella Glyn debuted in Manchester under her mother's maiden name on 8 Nov 1847 in Shakespeare's "King John". In London she played Lady MacBeth on 28 Jan 1848 and from 1848 to 1851 she was engaged at the Sadler's Well Theatre. apart from acting she also gave recitals in England and in the USA.

Her first husband was Edward Wills, but he died soon after the marriage. In 1853 she married Eneas Sweetland, who worked as a journalist for The Times. In 1874 she started a divorce procedure that ended in a trial. After she refused to hand over some documents she was locked up in Holloway Prison for contempt of court. On 28 Jun 1879 she was released. She lived for another ten years before she died of cancer in London.


The grave of Isabella Glyn at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (26 Jun 2009)


Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Isabella Glyn - Wikipedia

Gmelin, Gerda

Published: 30 Jul 2010
Last update: 30 Jul 2010