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March 7, 2011

March 4 – Women’s History Month – Fearless Females

I’m a bit late again doing this and the next two posts for Women’s History Month.  Partly because I could not find the blog prompts, but I’ve sorted that now!!  Partly because yesterday I had some internet connection problems again.  So, onto the next post for this theme.

March 4 – Do you have marriage records for your grandparents or great-grandparents? Write a post about where they were married and when. Any family stories about the wedding day? Post a photo too if you have one.

I have a marriage certificate for my maternal 2 x great grandparents.  Lucy Cook married Robert Waterman Dickins in October 1852 at Trinity Church, St. Marylebone, London. (The actual day in October that they married is very unclear).

Copy Certificate in my private collection - copyright 2011


As this theme is more about our female ancestors I shall write here all that I know about my 2 x great grandmother Lucy Cook.  She is the daughter of Thomas and Jane (nee Prangnell) Cook and was born at East Tytherley in Hampshire, UK.  She was born about 1831 so was just about 21 years (or full age) as shown in the marriage details.  Lucy’s brother Silas and sister Elizabeth are witnesses to her marriage to Robert Waterman Dickins.

Lucy and her husband Robert only had one child, a daughter Lucy (as far as I can tell).

At the time of their marriage Lucy Cook was living in the “Trinity District” and her husband was living in Devonshire Place, London.

I don’t know of any family stories about their Wedding Day and as yet, have not come across any photos of either Lucy or Robert.

They married at Trinity Church, St. Marylebone (this is Holy Trinity Church) and because I did not know much about it, I searched for it on the internet and discovered that it became disused as a Church and was lately used as offices.  Now there are plans to turn it into a shopping arcade!

 I also found this photograph of it:

Copy photograph from BWCD Co.


It does not look like the church has it’s roof any more.  I’m pleased I found this photo and can now picture where my 2 x great grandparents were for their big day.  I really hope this church does not get turned into a shopping arcade!!!


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