Monday, 26 September 2011

19th January 1764

Thursday was Married with the Said Elizabeth Newton at St Peters Church in St Peters Parish in Nottingham betwixt the Hours of 8 & 9 O'Clock in the Morning by the Revd. Edward Chappell Rector of the Said Parish of St Peters in Nottingham
gave him for marring of us 10/6
gave the Clark 4/- Saxton 2/- Ringers 10/6
the Waites of the Town 5/-
Drumer 2/-
Gloves given away on the marriage 12 pair of Kidd Gloves 22/- per Dozn
Bride Cake 12 pounds Mr Topotts 12/-
8 Bottles Red and White Mountain 13/4
2 quarts of Rumm 5/-
8 Wine Glasses 4/6
1 Bottle French Brandy 2/6

8 am? Imagine the response if you sent out the invitations for that time today!

The "Saxton" should be "Sexton", effectively the church caretaker.

I've mostly drawn a blank about 18th century marriage customs but this family history site shows that there was a Topott family living in St Peter's Parish in the 18th century and that they were confectioners!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

18th Jan 1764

abt. 7 o'Clock at Night Bought Licence of the Revd. Mr Edward Chapell to be married with Miss Elizabeth Newton Daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth Newton Gunsmith in Nottingham and cost me £1.4s6d Her father went w me for the Licence.

At last! Thomas really doesn't seem to be in any hurry to get married, does he?

Edward Chappell was the Rector of St Peter's Nottingham from 1725 until his death in 1767. There is a monument to him in the church and you can see it on the church's website.