In the last couple of days I came across my notes of what I call “Interest Only” which I copy from various parish registers when I am searching for my ancestors. Many of these “Interest Only” are nothing to do with my own ancestors but I find them quite fascinating.
Maybe this isn’t what is expected for Wedding Wednesday but as it has to do with a wedding I thought I would post it here for interest.
As far as I know the people in this post are not connected to my own reseach.
Found in the registers for Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, UK is the following:
Banns Jan. 15 – 22, 1826 Francis Brooks, of Bledlow and Elizabeth Nash of this parish.
Letter from Elizabeth Nash. “Sir, I send these few lines to inform you not to publish the Banns of Marriage Between Me and Francis Brooks as I am not Willing to be Married to him As it was Done unknown to me. Yours. Elizth. Nash Jany 21, 1826 Loosley Row, Bucks..”
I find this very intriguing. Was Francis Brooks being really romantic and arranging a surprise wedding for his ladylove, or was it wishful thinking on his part that this young lady (perhaps someone he had not been romancing even) would marry him anyway, or did he have some other ulterior motive?