Marriage Transcripts


14/12/1867. A marriage was solemnised on Thursday last at the Church of the Holy Trinity, when some extra services were performed in consequence of the happy bridegroom being a member of the choir of that church, Mrs. TEDLEY being the bride and Mr. William CHILDE the bridegroom.  The service was performed by the Rev A. J. WADE, the incumbent, assisted by the Rev J. C. STENNING.  At the close of the ceremony Mr. S. LAKE, the organist, played Mendelsshon’s “Wedding March,” and the happy couple, as a matter of course, received the congratulations of their friends. (Observer) 

Marriage 12th Dec 1867 at Holy Trinity Church, Ryde. 
William CHILDE 25 bachelor (father: Thomas CHILDE)
+ Martha TEDLEY 38 widow (father: Emanual SHARLAND)

14/01/1905. On Wednesday, the 4th inst., at Holy Trinity Church, Ryde, the marriage took place of Marie Antoinette, younger daughter of Mr. G. W. DAY, of Surrey-street, Ryde, to Edmund, son of the late Mr. Robert HAYLES, of Havenstreet.  The bride, attired in art shade grey amazon cloth, with veil and orange blossoms, was given away by her father, and was attended by three bridesmaids, the Misses A. HAYLES (sister of the bridegroom), N. WILSON, and M. HARMSWORTH.  Mr. Ernest HAYLES (brother of the bridegroom) acted as best man.  (County Press)

07/07/1906. Golden Wedding – Mr. and Mrs. Jacob ELDRIDGE celebrated their golden wedding on June 24th. Mr. ELDRIDGE has been head gardener at Southfield for no less than 44 years, having served under the following proprietors: Mr. HAMILTON, Dr. LEARMOUTH, Mr. Donne BROWN. Mr. E. CROSSLEY, and Mr. A. ANDREWS. (County Press)

07/07/1906. The marriage of Miss Alice BARKHAM, of Ryde, with Mr. Alfred H. MILLNER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles MILLNER, of Gilbert-street, Grosvenor-square, W., took place at St. Anselm Church, Davis-street, London, on Saturday last. The service was fully choral and the wedding a very pretty one. The happy pair were the recipients of a great number of presents. (County Press)

09/03/1940. The marriage took place at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday of Mr. Albert Thomas HARDING, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. HARDING, of 17 Dover-street and Miss Kathleen Constance WHEELER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. WHEELER, of 9 East-street.  The Rev. L. N. St. ALPHONSE officiated.  The bride wore a blue pin-stripe tailored costume and halo hat and carried an ivory-covered Prayer Book.  The bridesmaids were the Misses P. and R. HARDING (the bridegroom’s sisters), and Mr. D. WHITTINGTON was best man.  The presents included a dinner  service from the staff of the “I.W. Times,” where the bridegroom is employed.  (County Press)

26/12/1909. On Boxing-day a very pretty wedding took place at the Parish-church, the contracting parties being Mr. William DOWNER and Miss May BALLARD, eldest daughter of Mr. H. BALLARD, of Weeks-road. The bride was attired in a cream serge coat and skirt, and white felt hat, trimmed with orange blossoms, and carried a shower bouquet of white chrysanthemums and lilies. The bridesmaids were the two sisters of the bride, the Misses Daisy and Rose BALLARD, and they also wore cream coats and skirts and white felt hats. The bride was given away by her father, and Mr. Ernest DOWNER was best man. The presents numbered about 60. (County Press)

26/10/1918. A pretty wedding took place on Sunday morning at the Primative Methodist Church, High-street, Ryde, between Miss Florence DYER, fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DYER of St. John’s Park, and Pte. Albert KINGMAN 2nd Hants Regt., son of Mrs. KINGMAN, Brading-road.  The bride who was given away by her brother, looked charming in a pale blue costume with hat to match.  She was attended by her sister and niece as bridesmaids, who wore pretty frocks of brown and white check.  The duties of best man were ably carried out by Mr. YOUNG (brother-in-law of the bride).  A number of friends and relations afterwards gathered at the home of the bride’s parent’s to wish the newly married couple every happiness.  (Observer)

10/05/1919. A very pretty wedding was solemnised at St. Michaels, Swanmore, on Saturday, the contracting parties being Miss Kitty HAIR, youngest daughter of Mr. C. M. HAIR, Swanmore-road, and Clarence Reginald CATER, youngest son of the late Mr. H. J. CATER, of Bucks.  Mr. S. CATER, brother of the bridegroom, acted as bet man.  The Vicar (the Rev. W. F. J. HANBURY) officiated, the service being choral.  The bride who was given away by her father, was attired in white Georgette with bodice to match of a brocaded silk crepe, and wore a tulle veil with wreath of orange blossom, myrtle and white heather, and carried a shower bouquet of white carnations and white roses.  Miss Nellie HAIR, sister of the bride was best girl, and wore a powered blue silk dress with black hat trimmed with blue and pink, and carried a shower bouquet of pink carnations.  The gift from the bridegroom to the bride was a squirrel coat and to the best girl a gold chain and pendant.  Whilst the register was being signed the hymn “O Perfect Love,” was sung by the choir and congregation, and as the bridal party left the church, Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” was played, Mr. C. B. HAIR, (brother of the bride) presiding at the organ.  The honeymoon is being spent at Eastbourne, the bride’s going away costume being of grey gaberdene with hat to match.  The happy couple were the recipients of many useful and handsome presents.  The reception was held at Harvey’s Restaurant in Pier-street, whither the bridal party went in motor cars, the guests including the Vicar who expressed his warm congratulations and best wishes for the future of the bride and bridegroom.  The dresses were made at Madame ASHTON’s.  (Observer)

30/12/1922. We extend congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Philip TOPP, of Haylands, who on Christmas Day celebrated their Diamond Wedding. Their marriage was solemnised in the Old Wesleyan Chapel, Nelson Street, the officiating minister being the Rev. John SHIPTON. Mr. TOPP who hails from Sturminster in Dorset, has been a lifelong member of the Primitive Methodist Church. He was for a considerable period the Society Steward of the old Chapel in Star Street and later on he efficiently carried out the duties of the same office at the Oakfield Chapel. He is a trustee of the present Church at the top of the High Street and also at the Manse. Both Mr. and Mrs. TOPP have been splendid workers and loyal members of the Church. For some time Mr. TOPP has been suffering from optical weakness which has made it difficult for him to get about. On Christmas morning our friends were the happy recipients of a wedding cake from members of the Ryde Church which they attended in honour of the great event. The following wishes were written on the cake: “With best wishes from the Ryde P.M. Church to Mr. and Mrs. Philip TOPP on the occasion of their Diamond Wedding, December 25th, 1922.”  (Observer)

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