Bosbury Marriages in Newspaper Reports

September 27th 1809

At Bosbury, Herefordshire, Mr. John Winnall, of Brace’s Leigh, Worcestershire, to Miss Stone, daughter of the late Mr. James Stone, of Temple Court, Bosbury.

From the Hereford Journal   Wednesday, 27 September 1809 p.3 col.5

March 4th 1815

On Thursday at Bosbury, Mr.P.Ballard of Felton, to Ann Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. Drew of the Grange, all in Herefordshire.

From the Gloster Herald   Thursday, 4 March 1815 Vol XIV Issue 702 p.3

March 6th 1824

On Monday, at Bosbury, by the Rev. J. Lodge, Mr. Wm. Acton, of Hay, Breconshire, to Melina, second daughter of the late Mr. Jas. Hartland, of Temple Court, Bosbury, Herefordshire.

From the Cambrian   Saturday, 6 March 1824 Issue 1050 p.3 col.4

April 25th 1827

On Wednesday the 18th inst. was married, at Bosbury, Herefordshire, by the Rev. J.Hebden, Mr. Joseph Heaford, merchant of Odessa, to Sarah Elizabeth Jackson, daughter of the late J. Jackson Esq, of Upper Canada, British America.

From the Hereford Journal   Wednesday 25 April 1827 p.3 col.4

December 30th 1830

On Monday last was married, at Bosbury in this county, Mr. James Bettington, of that place, to Miss Mary Barrett, neice to James Barrett, Esq. of Powis Court, in this county.

From the Hereford Journal   Wednesday 1 December 1830 p.3 col.4

June 30th 1832

Same day [Thursday last], at Bosbury, by the Rev. Dr. Taylor, the Rev. Charles Taylor, Master of the Hereford Grammar School, to Miss Mary Sill, sister to the Rev. J. P. Sill of Bosbury.

From the Hereford Times   Saturday 30 June 1832 p.3 col.6

December 20th 1832

On Thursday last was married, by the Rev. Chas. Brown, at St. Sidwell’s, Exeter, the Rev. John Hanmer Underwood, Vicar of Bosbury, second son of the Rev. Thomas Underwood, Canon Residentiary of Hereford, to Harriet, youngest daughter of the late Major Dowell, Southhall House, Exeter, formerly of the H.E.I.C. service.

From the Hereford Journal   Wednesday 20 June 1832 p.3 col.3

May 17th 1843

May 14, at Bosbury, by the Rev. J. H. Underwood, Vicar, Mr. Wm. Dutton, engineer and whitesmith, Hereford, to Miss Ann Bishop of Bosbury.

From the Hereford Journal   Wednesday 17 May 1843 p.3 col.3

May 1st 1844

April 24, at Bosbury, by the Rev. J. H. Underwood, Mr. Richard Barrell, of the parish of St. Weonards, to Miss Turner, Lower House, in the parish of Bosbury, both in this county.

From the Hereford Journal   Wednesday 1 May 1844 p.3 col.4

October 1st 1845

Sept.23, at Bosbury, by the Rev. J. H. Underwood, Vicar, Mr. Thomas Morris, Dodds Mill, miller, to Miss Mary Julf, niece of Mr. Thomas Drinkwater, Bell Inn, both Bosbury.
Sept. 23. at the parish church of Bosbury, by the Rev. J. H. Underwood, Vicar, Mr. Thomas Gatfield, Swinmore, widower, to Miss [Jane] Phillips, of Catley Cross Farm, both of Bosbury.

From the Hereford Journal   Wednesday 1 October 1845 p.3 col.5

December 4th 1845

Nov. 24, Mr. John Cotton, of the Woodhouse farm, near Ledbury, to Maria, second daughter of Mr. Richard Kendrick, late of the Townend, Bosbury, Herefordshire.

From the Worcester Journal   Thursday 4 December 1845 p.3 col.6

December 24th 1845

Dec 17, at the parish church of Bosbury, by the Rev. J. H. Underwood, Vicar, Mr. D. Mc.Cann, of Great Malvern, widower, mason, to Miss [Ann] Thomas of Catley Court, Bosbury.

From the Hereford Journal   Wednesday 24 December 1845 p.3 col.3

June 30th 1847

Sept. 24th, at Colwall Church, by the Rev. F. Custance, Mr. Thomas Pitt, of Bosbury, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Harford, of Colwall, Herefordshire.

From the Worcestershire Chronicle   Wednesday 30 June 1847 p.5 col.4

October 20th 1847

Oct. 12th, at Acton Beauchamp, by the Rev. W. Cowpland, Mr. Edward Browne, Bosbury, son of the late Edward Browne, Esq., Bromtrees Hall, to Elizabeth, fourth daughter of the late Mr. James Pudge, Halfridge, Acton Beauchamp.

From the Worcestershire Chronicle   Wednesday 20 October 1847 p.5 col.4

February 6th 1852


The Marriage of
of Evancoyd, Radnorshire,

There are historical reminiscences connected with the village of Bosbury, which render it at all seasons an object of interest to the tourist, the antiquarian, and the lover of the beautiful in nature and graceful in art. But never did the village, or town (for a town it unquestionably has been), present a more genial aspect to arrest the gaze of all than it did on the morning of 30th of September [1852]. The day has become celebrated by an event which had for some previous months been looked forward to with anxious expectations. The anticipations of the young, the middle-aged, and old, were to be realised, and with warm hearts and sincere desires for the happiness of the youthful pair, a large party of persons assembled on occasion of the marriage of Miss Ellen Gray, the only child and accomplished daughter of the Rev. Edward Higgins, of Bosbury House, to Robert Baskerville Rickards Mynors, Esq. of Treago, St. Weonard’s in this county.

It was gratifying to observe the groups of persons who, with happy faces, were proceeding towards the village church, as we pursued our course in the same direction, while the carriages rolling along, filled with fashionables and friends of the bride and bridegroom, betokened a numerous gathering for inaugurating a spectacle long to live in the memories of the youngest villagers. The decorations were of the most ample and tasteful description; banners and flags were pendant from the windows and houses in every direction, whilst a triumphal arch, most beautifully arranged, was erected at the entrance of the street or roadway. The banners and flags were of blue and crimson, handsomely embroidered, and flowers were abundantly interspersed; but perhaps the principal point of attraction was the Lych-gate at the entrance of the churchyard; here hop-poles of great height and richly clustered with hops, newly drawn from the soil, were placed on either side leading to the church porch, interlaced with dahlias and choice flowers, which reminded one of the description of an American author:

                 “Twining round
     Trellis or prop, or o’er the lychen gate
     With the rough, serrate leaf, profuse and dark,
     The aromatic hop, the grape of the county.
     Lifts its full clusters of paler green.
     Loved for the simple vintage.”

Placed on a pedestal was a fine sheep, roasted whole at the Bell Inn, and afterwards partaken by a goodly party, and the triple arch at the other end of the street completed the picture, which from end to end was a theatre of flowers, laurels, flags, banners and devices. The long walk from the carriageway to the church porch was matted, and ranged on either side were the children of the Bosbury girl’s school under the guidance of their mistress, Miss Callaway. The whole number had new straw bonnets crossed with white ribbons presented by the bride, and as she approached the children strewed her path with flowers. The appearance of eight elegantly-dressed young ladies, as bridesmaids, attracted much notice, but the “observed of all observers” was the bride, leaning on the arm of her father. Excitement was now raised to the highest pitch, and the village reverberated with the cheers of those who knew how to estimate the benificence of her acts and the largesses of her bounties. A procession then formed in the following order:

The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph
The Rev. J.H.Underwood, Vicar
The Churchwardens (Mr. Palmer and Mr. Gardiner) with white wands
The Committee, two and two
Mr Mutlow Mr Hickman
Mr. Shayle Mr. W.Pitt
Mr. Trehern Mr Inett
the principal inhabitants and humbler inhabitants in the “twinkling of an eye” filling the church.
The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a rich white glacé silk dress with two superb lace flounces; on her head she wore a wreath of orange flowers and white roses, over which was thrown a costly lace veil descending to her feet. The bridesmaids, who wore white tarlatan dresses with elaborately embroidered mantles of maize-coloured silk, and white transparent bonnets with wreaths of maroon velvet, were – Miss King, Miss Anna Maria Hopton, Miss Mynors, Miss Mary Cave, Miss Diana Hopton, Miss Olivia Cave, and Miss E. King.

At the conclusion of the ceremony the distinguished party returned to Bosbury House, where an elegant d&eacte;jeuner was prepared under the direction of Mr. Hambler, of Worcester.

On leaving the church the cheering of the crowd was enthusiastic, and blessings upon blessings, with fervent aspirations for the future health and happiness of the newly-wedded pair, fell from the lips of all. The cottagers and working-people had cause to remember the day; bountiful cuttings of beef were doled out to them the day before, so that, when the dinner hour came, they had additional motive for mingling their congratulations with those of their wealthier neighbours, while partaking of the hospitable treat of the Rev. proprietor of Bosbury House. The children of the school were regaled with tea and plum-cake in the evening; and in short, nothing was wanting to make the day what it will continue to be – a “red-letter day” in the village annals.
The youthful and happy pair, bearing with them the fondest wishes of all, left the mansion at three o’clock on their route into North Wales. As they passed through the village the assembled villagers and tenantry loudly applauded, and the usual excellent order and decorum which marks the spot was duly observed throughout the day. Everything passed off so admirably that all wished the day’s triumph had been longer-lived. The weather was cheering, and rendered doubly acceptable as the two previous days had been very rainy – may it be a prognostication of future sunshine and happiness to the bride and bridegroom.

From the Hereford Journal   Monday, 6 October 1852 p.3 col.6

w/e January 30th 1858

On the 27th at Hope-under-Dinmore, the Rev. Berkeley Lionel Scudamore Stanhope, M.A., Vicar of Bosbury, third son of Sir Edwyn Scudamore Stanhope, Bart., of Holme Lacey, Herefordshire, to Caroline Sarah, eldest daughter of John Arkwright, Esq., of Hampton Court, in the same county.

From the Spectator   w/e Saturday, 30 January 1858   No. 1544 p.118 col.2

February 4th 1860

Jan. 26, at Bosbury Church, by the Rev. B. L. Stanhope, M.A., vicar, assisted by the Rev. William Edward Best B.A., Mr. William Harrington, of the Millend, Castle Froome, to Mary Anne, fourth daughter of Mr. William Pitt, of Temple Court, Bosbury.

From the Worcester Journal   Saturday 4 February 1860 p.5 col.6

February 25th 1860

Feb. 16, at Bosbury, Herefordshire, by the Rev. W. E. Best, Mr. James Pudge, of the Morend Farm, Ashperton, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. William Vobe, Hill-park, Bosbury.

From the Worcester Journal   Saturday 25 February 1860 p.8 col.5

November 1st 1862

On the 28th ult., at Bosbury, Herefordshire, (by the Rev. H. Shuker, assisted by the Rev. B. L. Stanhope,) Matthew Edward Hiatt, Esq., of Staplow House, youngest son of John Hiatt, Esq., of the Merribles, Gloucestershire, to Mary, eldest daughter of Richard Hickman, Esq., of the Old Court, Bosbury.

From the Birmingham Journal   Saturday, 1 November 1862 p.5 col.7

October 12th 1862

PITT—GRIFFIN. Oct. 4, the parish church of Hartlebury, by the Rev. T. Baker, John Harford Pitt, Free Town, Stoke Edith, Herefordshire, to Elizabeth Maria, youngest daughter of Mr. George Griffin, Torton.

From the Worcestershire Chronicle   Saturday, 1 November 1862 p.3 col.2

February 9th 1895

LANE–MAYO.– On the 2nd inst., at the Church of the Holy Cross, Avening, near Nailsworth, by the Rev. Gilbert Scott, William Scott, William Sivell Lane, the Farm, Rosbury [sic]}, to Elizabeth, widow of T. E. Mayo, High-street, Ledbury.

From the Monmouthshire Beacon   Saturday, 9 February 1895 p.4 col.3

January 2nd 1903

The marriage took place on Saturday, last, at the Parish Church, Bosbury, by the Rev Burges Bayley, vicar, assisted by the Rev Edward Davies, Cefn (cousin of the bride), between Miss Mary Amelia Pudge, daughter of Mr H J Pudge, 11 Note House, Bosbury, Herefordshire, and Mr Stephen Vaughan Davies, Coronation Stores, Lampeter. The bride, who was given away by her father, was beautifully dressed in white satin, draped with old Brussels lace and trimmed with orange blossoms and diamond stars. She also wore a large white hat, trimmed with ostrich feathers. She carried a beautiful bouquet. The bridesmaids were Misses Beata Pudge and Lily Pudge (sisters of the bride) and Misses Annie M Davies and Maggie Jones (nieces of the bridegroom), who were dressed in terra cotta cloth costumes, the two former wearing large black picture hats trimmed with plumes, the latter white beaver hats. They also carried bouquets, the gift of Mr Acock, Malvern, and wore gold bangles, gifts of the bridegroom. The best man was Mr D A Fox, Old Bank, Lampeter. The service in the church was fully choral, and when the wedding party were leaving the church the bells of the church were rung. The church, during the ceremony, was crowded with friends and relatives. After the ceremony, a reception was held at the bride’s father’s house, when a large number of guests assembled.

From The Cambrian News & Merioneth Standard   Saturday 2 January 1903  p.6 col.6

In the Welsh Gazette and West Wales Advertiser of 1st January, it says that the Rev Edward Davies was cousin of the bridegroom, this probably being correct, and that the reception was held at the bride’s home, Note House, Bosbury.

April 19th 1913

A very pretty wedding was solemnised on Thursday morning at Highbury Congregational Church, Cheltenham, when Miss Edythe Lance married Mr. Sivell Lane, of Bosbury, Herefordshire. The bride, who is the youngest daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Wm. Lance, of Charlton Kings, was charmingly dressed in an Oriental satin gown, trimmed with Honiton lace. The bridegroom who is an old county cricketer, was attired in white flannels, and the idea was certainly a success. After the ceremony a few friends congregated at the King’s-hall, North-street, to drink the health of the bride and bridegroom, who left by the 1.18 train for Weston-super-Mare for the honeymoon. Mr and Mrs. S. Lane will reside at Staplow, near Bosbury.

From the Cheltenham Chronicle   Saturday 19 April 1913 p.2 col.5

August 12th 1941

SHEPPARD-CARVER — On August 9. at Bosbury, Herefordshire, William, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard, of Coventry, to Beryl, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carver, of Bosbury.

From the Coventry Evening Telegraph   Tuesday 12 August 1941 p.4 col.1

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