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February 23, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: “… I am not willing to be married to him …”

Filed under: DAILY BLOGGING THEMES, Wedding Wednesday — Tags: , — rootsresearcher @ 11:31 pm

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?

February 16, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: After the wedding of the daughter of Mr. Humphreys

Filed under: DAILY BLOGGING THEMES, Wedding Wednesday — Tags: , , , — rootsresearcher @ 11:50 pm

I acquired this photo a few years ago – given to me by someone I corresponded with, as it concerned my ancestors.

As far as I know this is to do with the wedding of Mary Elizabeth Humphreys (1869 – 1937).  She was the 3x great granddaughter of my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read.  Mary married in 1901 to Edward James Readman.

This copy photograph in my private collection - copyright 2011


Mary and her parents and siblings lived at Brogborough Park Farm, Ridgmont, Bedfordshire and this photo was taken, I believe, at Brogborough.

Although I don’t have much information about the wedding I thought this photo was a little different from most wedding photographs.

January 26, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Norman and Beatrice

Filed under: DAILY BLOGGING THEMES, Wedding Wednesday — Tags: , — rootsresearcher @ 11:54 pm


Norman Courtney and Beatrice Saunders

on their Wedding Day  (date unknown but pos turn of the century – early 1900s)


Photograph in my private collection - copyright 2011

Norman and Beatrice are cousins on my Mother’s side of the family, apart from that at the moment I don’t know much about them.  I love their wedding photograph though!

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