Category: On This Day...
1837 - Charles Tidmarsh Dando & Clarissa Spiers were married in Chippenham, Wiltshire, this day 174 years ago. The Bristol Mercury published this notice the following week...
"MARRIED - June 17, at Chippenham, Charles Tidmarsh, youngest son of Joseph Dando, Esq. of Portland-square, Bristol, to Clarissa, only daughter of Jos. Spiers, Esq. of Rowden-hill House, Wilts."
1722 - Going further back in time, my 7 x great-grandparents, John Fryer & Mary King, married in St Mary the Virgin's Church in Fretherne, Gloucestershire, 289 years ago. The Bishop's Transcripts for Fretherne recorded the event...
"John Fryer of ye parish of Arlingham & Mary King of ye parish of Frethorn were married June ye 17th 1722."
1824 - My 3 x great-grandfather, Robert Ashby, married his first wife, Sarah Swan, in St Botolph's Church, Hadstock, Essex, 187 years ago today. Sarah died 2½ years later.
1994 - It's 17 years since my grandpa, William Hellyer Geake, died at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon.
1870 - Richard Fryer, son of John Fryer & Prudence (nee Gower), died and was buried 5 days later in Chepstow Municipal Cemetery.
1779 - 18 month old, Susanah Dando , died and was buried in the cemetery at Rodborough Tabernacle in Gloucestershire. Susanah was the daughter of my 5 x great-grandparents, John Dando & Ann (nee Brothers).
1941 - Annie Pitcher (nee Nolan), died in New Zealand at the age of 83 and was buried 2 days later in Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne, NZ.
Gravestone of James George Pitcher and Annie (nee Nolan) in Taruheru Cemetery