Arthur Corbett, 3rd Baron Rowallan
Captain Arthur Cameron Corbett, 3rd Baron Rowallan (17 December 1919 – 1993), was a British aristocrat most notable for successfully having his second marriage annulled in 1970 by a court on the grounds that his wife, April Ashley, a transsexual woman, was a man under then-current UK law. The argument was accepted, and the case served as a precedent for all such cases until the Gender Recognition Act 2004 was passed, which provided the needed legal framework for changing a person's legal gender.
With his first wife, Eleanor Mary Boyle, whom he married in 1945 and divorced in 1961, Lord Rowallan had four children:
- John Polson Cameron Corbett (born 8 March 1947), who became the 4th Baron on his father's death
- Sarah Elizabeth Cameron Corbett (born 5 April 1949)
- Anne Mary Cameron Corbett (born 3 September 1953)
- Rosalind Eleanor Cameron Corbett (born 2 January 1958)
He succeeded Thomas Corbett as the 3rd Baron Rowallan on 30 November 1977.
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Thomas Godfrey Polson Corbett
John Polson Cameron Corbett
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