As the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Dunmore, Lady Victoria Murray was born into the world of British titled society. But life for this goddaughter of Queen Victoria took a new direction when she, along with other family members, began the study of Christian Science in 1894.
Although only seventeen at the time, Lady Victoria quickly applied the healing truth she was learning. As one writer has said of her, ". . . it was not long before she felt that Christian Science was the only thing worth living for."B. Tatham Woodhead, An Historica Sketch (Manchester, 1934), p. 8. Four years later Lady Victoria withdrew from society and began a lifetime of promoting the Cause of Christian Science in England.
Her decision was sparked in large measure by the first visit she made, with her parents and sister, to Mrs. Eddy in 1898. Lady Victoria took to heart Mrs. Eddy's urging that the family come out and work publicly for the Cause. Soon Lady Victoria was answering calls for Christian Science treatment from around the country. At the same time she formed a friendship with Miss Florence Coutts-Fowlie, who became her lifelong co-worker.