The Quilietti Family

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QUILIETTI, Luisa Valentine

Lula as she is better known as was born on 17th November 1921 at home at 134 The Canongate, Edinburgh.   She is the daughter of Julio Emilio Quilietti and Elizabeth Wilson

Lula is sitting at the front right. Photographed here on the event of Theresa's 80th.

 

When she was 18 she married her childhood sweetheart Willie Ferguson and they married at St. James’ Church, McDonald Road, Edinburgh on 2nd February 1940.  Willie’s parents were William Ferguson and his mother was Margaret Brown.   Willie’s sister Elsie was a witness at their wedding.

Lula and Willie have one daughter  Bette Lou.  Bette married John Tod.

John Tod with Betty and Lula Quilietti

Bette Lou and John have daughter Nicola.    Nicola married Martin Campbell Smith

Nicola and Martin have two chidren Jonathan and Lewis.

The Ferguson family were from East Thomas Street and one of Willie’s daughters went on to marry into the Souness Clan.   Their son Graeme

Graeme now. He is Lula's nephew

is a very well known football Manager now

Graeme James Souness  was born  in  Edinburgh in 1953. The youngest of three boys.  He has fond memories of his childhood growing up in the Broomhouse pre-fabs and playing football on the streets of the Scottish capital. His parents, now dead, struggled to make ends meet (father James had two full-time jobs) but the family were close and the boys were loved.

 

“I had the best childhood anyone could have,” he says. “My mother and father worked so hard to make sure we had everything we needed.”

It is his happy upbringing which taught Souness the importance of family life. Despite his reputation as a domineering authoritarian, get him talking about his wife and kids and the so-called hardman visibly softens. With three children from his first marriage, (Chantelle, Fraser and Jordan) he married second wife Karen in 1994 and treats her son Daniel and daughter Lauren as his own.

Five years ago, little James came into the world and everything changed. Despite being 46 when James was born, Souness wasn’t daunted about living with the sleepless nights and dirty nappies all over again. In fact, he relished it.

“It’s definitely my second chance at fatherhood,” he smiles. “James is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I’ve been at the births of all my children but first time round I was playing football and maybe I was too selfish. I’d like to think I’m a better father now than I was then. He’s so great, sometimes I’ll just stare at him. I can see him looking at me thinking: `my dad’s a weirdo’ but I love him so much.

James came along when Souness and his wife least expected it. Karen had fallen pregnant with her first two children very quickly so neither anticipated any problems. But after seven years together, they hadn’t been successful.

It is his happy upbringing which taught Souness the importance of family life. Despite his reputation as a domineering authoritarian, get him talking about his wife and kids and the so-called hardman visibly softens. With three children from his first marriage, (Chantelle, Fraser and Jordan) he married second wife Karen in 1994 and treats her son Daniel and daughter Lauren as his own.

 

“It’s definitely my second chance at fatherhood,” he smiles. “James is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I’ve been at the births of all my children but first time round I was playing football and maybe I was too selfish. I’d like to think I’m a better father now than I was then. He’s so great, sometimes I’ll just stare at him. I can see him looking at me thinking: `my dad’s a weirdo’ but I love him so much.

 It is his happy upbringing which taught Souness the importance of family life. Despite his reputation as a domineering authoritarian, get him talking about his wife and kids and the so-called hardman visibly softens. With three children from his first marriage, (Chantelle, Fraser and Jordan) he married second wife Karen in 1994 and treats her son Daniel and daughter Lauren as his own.

Graeme Souness might have only become a dad again five years ago, but he harbours hopes of becoming a grandfather in the not too distant future.

 

Eldest child Chantelle, 28, is in a long term relationship and Souness is looking forward to playing the role of grandad.

 

“It’s up to her though,” he says. “If she’s happy, I’m happy.”

 

The three children from his first marriage and two stepchildren from his marriage to Karen are scattered all over the country.

 

Chantelle lives down in Gloucestershire and Souness’s 23-year-old son Fraser is based in Edinburgh. Jordan, 19, is at college in Farnborough.

 

Karen’s son Daniel, 20, is a student based in Manchester and 18-year-old daughter Lauren is on a gap year in London.

http://liverpoolfc.wellredmag.co.uk/Liverpool-FC-Latest-from-Well-Red/graeme-souness-liverpool-fc.html

Scottish football star Graeme Souness met his match when he paired up with millionaire’s daughter Danielle Wilson, who wasn’t interested in his fame and fortune, like many other girls he met.

The couple met when a friend dragged 20-year-old Danielle along to a football match.

Although she was already divorced with an 18-month-old daughter, the pair got engaged after six months and were married two years later in 1984. Souness also adopted Danielle’s child as his own.

Graeme Souness with his wife Danielle on their wedding day. A millionaire's daughter, she was not interested in his money

Graeme Souness with his wife Danielle on their wedding day. A millionaire’s daughter, she was not interested in his money

Graeme Souness with his wife Danielle on their wedding day. A millionaire’s daughter, she was not interested in his money

She wore a straight, high-neck white dress, with dainty flowers in her long blonde hair. He wore a white double-breasted suit with rose corsage.

At the time of their wedding, Souness was captain of Liverpool FC, earning £80,000 a year, but after his marriage he moved to Sampdoria in Italy on a two-year contract, earning £650,000.

By this time the pair had three children  –  Chantelle, Fraser, and Jordan.

Danielle walked out on their marriage eight years later after issuing an ultimatum: your family or football.

He refused to bow to her demands by working less so she left him in 1989, saying: ‘Money can’t buy you happiness. It was his obsession with football that killed our relationship.’

Souness, now 55, had a heart attack in 1992 and remarried in 1994. He has a son, James, with his second wife Karen.

Graeme James Souness (play /ˈsnɨs/; born 6 May 1953) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager.

Full name Graeme James Souness
Date of birth 6 May 1953 (age 59)
Place of birth EdinburghScotland
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Tynecastle Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1972 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
1972 → Montreal Olympique (loan) 10 (2)
1972–1978 Middlesbrough 176 (22)
1978 → West Adelaide (loan) 6 (1)
1978–1984 Liverpool 247 (38)
1984–1986 Sampdoria 56 (8)
1986–1991 Rangers 50 (3)
Total 539 (73)
National team
1974–1986 Scotland 54 (4)
Teams managed
1986–1991 Rangers
1991–1994 Liverpool
1995–1996 Galatasaray
1996–1997 Southampton
1997 Torino
1997–1999 Benfica
2000–2004 Blackburn Rovers
2004–2006 Newcastle United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Souness was the captain of the successful Liverpool team of the early 1980s and player-manager of Rangers in the late 1980s as well as captain of the Scottish national team. He also played for Tottenham HotspurMiddlesbrough and Sampdoria in a long career. Following his retirement from playing he worked as a manager, with RangersLiverpoolSouthamptonBenficaGalatasarayBlackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

Souness now does media work and divides his time working as a pundit for RTÉESPNSky Sports and Al Jazeera Sports.

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