Sunday, July 22, 2007

Surfacing Briefly....

Today I started checking my genealogy files, and taking notes so that I have all the information I need on hand on our trip to Scotland. (I'll put the files I want on P's laptop which always travels with him).

I'm rapidly remembering how addictive genealogy can be, and how it keeps me occupied for hours at a time. But I came across this titbit (not one of mine, it was just on the same page of an old newspaper), and I thought I would post it for the entertainment of my readers:

Marriages...
At Bodmin, on the 10th ult., Mr Edward Cocks, to Miss Maria Lord. during the day one of the gentlemen of the wedding party kissed the bride, an event which caused some unpleasantness and jealousy to the bridegroom. At length a quarrel ensued, and the bride, in the height of passion, took off her wedding ring, threw it at the bridegroom, and then left him; up to this time they have not met.


(Stirling Observer1 May 1856, p3

I wonder what happened in the end?

6 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A cousin of mine is into geneology; it takes a lot of his time, too.

Thanks for visiting my Journal. Michele sent me here.

utenzi said...

Michele sent me over to faraway New Zealand to see you, Catherine.

I'm quite surprised they printed all that detail, particularly due to the embarrassing nature of it all. I wonder if the editor of the paper had a strong view on the matter. Maychance he might not have liked the groom! In any case, I guess it's water well over the dam since it was over a hundred years ago. Even if they got back together, their grandchildren are probably all dead of old age by now. Time does move on...

Jan said...

What a beautifully written report!!
The throwing of the wedding ring sounded (almost) graceful...!
Sorry not to have visited for a while but back blogging in earnest sooon!!

Carmi said...

Hi Catherine. Dropped by from Michele's to thank you for posting this. I love reading old newspaper accounts, as they give us a glimpse back in time. Between language and tone, I feel as if I've been witness to history.

Nikki-ann said...

Interesting... I wonder what happened after that!

Genealogy is certainly addictive and enjoyable. Sometimes you feel you knew that ancestor you never met :)

chiefbiscuit said...

And good on the bride I say!!!!