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 – […]

A double wedding…almost!

It’s always intriguing to spot siblings in a group of four names in the marriage index: sharing the same Registration District, Quarter, Volume and Page Number. It suggests that it just might have been a double wedding. Alice Walne and her brother George Walne both married in Cosford RD in December Quarter 1905 (Vol 4a, Page […]