Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Richard Stebben Turner and Lilly Filby

It seems summer has been getting in the way of my blogging. And not just my blogging, but also my translating of Luxembourgish documents, so that I am not ready with the next installment of my Luxembourg record project. But transcribing English newspaper articles is easy, so here’s a Wedding Wednesday for you!

This article describes the marriage of Lilly (or Lily) Filby, the daughter of William Filby, my great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Filby’s brother.

MARRIAGE. --The marriage of Miss Lilly Filby, eldest daughter of Mr. William Filby, of Wantz-road, with Mr. Richard Stebben Turner, son of Mr. R. C. Turner, of Market-hill, took place at St. Mary’s Church, on Tuesday. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a handsome dress of white nun’s veiling, trimmed with white silk and ribbon. She wore a tulle veil and carried a bouquet of lovely flowers, the gift of the bridegroom. She was attended by three bridesmaids, the Misses Charity and Florrie Filby, sisters of the bride; and Miss C. Eavery, cousin. The bridesmaids, who also carried bouquets, the gift of the bridegroom, were dressed in eau de nit nun’s veiling, and wore white hats, trimmed with white ribbon and marguerites. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. L. Hunt. The wedding breakfast, at which some 20 guests were present, was subsequently served at the bride’s home. The happy couple left during the afternoon for Yarmouth, where the honeymoon will be spent. Mr. Allen’s band played a selection of music outside the house in the evening. The presents were numerous.


Maldon: Marriage,” The Chelmsford Chronicle, 22 July 1892, p. 7, col. 7; digital images, British Newspaper Archives ( : accessed 26 Dec 2012), Brightsolid in partnership with the British Library.