150 years ago: An Ulcombe wedding

On May 16, 1867, John Walne of Lenham, Kent, married Emily ‘fourth daughter of the late Mr James Hatch, of Chegworth, Ulcomb (sic)’. Rev. P Butler was assisted by Rev. W Brown. (Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser; 27 May 1867; Page 5) The Walnes of Lenham are descended from John Walne born in Starston, Norfolk – […]

150 years ago today: election of a guardian

The Preston Herald reported the election of a large number of new guardians for Clitheroe Union on 13 April, 1867. Among them was one William Walne, elected for the Yorkshire township of Bashall Eaves. [Nb Since 1974, Bashall Eaves and some other townships have become part of the Ribble Valley district in Lancashire]. It seems likely this […]

150 years ago: The Bath Bachelors’ Ball

Mr Alfred Septimus Walne and a little ‘flirting’. From the Western Daily Press (22 February 1867, Page 3): The biennial ball given by the bachelors of Bath took place last night at the Assembly Rooms. The whole of the magnificent suite of apartments was in use, and splendid, chaste, and costly ornaments gleamed from every nook […]

150 years ago: Arrivals in Bath

On 3 January 1867, the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette announced the arrival of several men at the White Lion Hotel, among them Mr Walne. This may well have been Alfred Septimus Walne or one of his brothers. Certainly Alfred spent time there as he was enumerated at the hotel in the census of 1861, when he was […]