20 October 2009

Virtual repeat

Today's first anniversary is the marriage in 1857 of Martha Flavell to her brother's wife's brother. My regular readers will be able to cast their minds back to yesterday when Martha's brother Joseph married Emma Leach . . . . . so it will come as no surprise when I say that Martha became Mrs Leach, the wife of Charles, in Landbeach.

Their marriage had many similarities with Joseph and Emma's so I will not bore you with the details. Chas was, at one point, a copralite digger; and the two of them produced eight children.

Moving on, join me in a quick chorus of Happy Birthday to Ada Culpin. She was born in 1882 to John & Susan (nee Glover) in the small fen village of Manea and remained there at least until her marriage to George Few in 1904.

And finally, meet Alfred William White Mackie, born today in 1877 in Dundee, who married Cecilia Annie Staden (daughter of John Thomas & Annie Marie (nee Erswell)) in Dundee in 1941. According to The Times, he entered the Indian Civil Service in 1900 and after much district service, was appointed Settlement Commissioner and Director of Land Records, Bombay, in 1924. He retired in 1936, having been a revenue commissioner for the previous five years.

Unusually for someone in my family database, Alfred Mackie made it into Who was Who as well!

More soon.

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