MATRIMONIAL ON DIT
A matrimonial alliance will shortly take place between Hugh HUGHES Esq, Beech Hill, Cheshire and Miss Florentia LIDDELL, second daughter of the Hon Henry Thomas LIDDELL of Eslington House, Northumberland and granddaughter of Lord Ravensworth.. Mr Hugh HUGHES by the death of his cousin, Lord Dinorben, without issue, has just succeeded to the extensive estates and the beautiful seats and domain of Kimnel Park, Denbighshire, the property of that noble family. The last Lord Dinorben was unmarried, and was the son of the first peer by his first marriage with Miss Charlotte Margaret GREY, daughter of Ralph William GREY Esq of Backworth, Northumberland, and sister of Ralph GREY Esq, late M.P, of Tynemouth.
July 26th 1855
Sale of a wife
The antiquated and disgraceful farce of selling a wife was taken place at Thirsk within the last few days.
A blooming young woman, the wife of Mr W. MARSHALL of Wombleton near Kirby Moorside, was led in a halter to the cross, and there sold for 2s-6d, to a knight of St Crispin.
Mr MARSHALL was 64yrs old when he married and Mrs MARSHALL only 19yrs.
They, however continued to live happily for 16yrs, but he finding that those infirmities natural to old age increasing, it was agreed between them that the knot which had joined them in wedlock for so long, should be severed.
They left Wombleton for Thirsk, and stopped at the Royal Oak Inn, where an agreement was drawn up. They then repaired to the cross, where she was sold to Mr John WEBSTER of Oswaldkirk.
The same day the purchaser, publicly advertised his bargain :-
‚ÄúPurchase of a wife - I John WEBSTER, shoemaker, of Oswaldkirk, do hereby declare that I have purchased Mary, the wife of William MARSHALL of Wombleton, nr Kirby - Moorside, at Thirsk Cross, this day - [signed]
W. MARSHALL, the mark X of Mary MARSHALL, John WEBSTER, witnesses, Henry RUDD, William CHAPMAN, Thirsk, July 11. 1855.