Two events to celebrate today: a christening in 1865 and a wedding in 1722.
The wedding first: Michael DAMAREL and Elizabeth Jane got married in East Allington on 23 December 1722 (they are my 6 x great grandparents). The surname is one of those which gets spelt differently as each generation moves on - and even gets spelt differently within each generation, so I have to check for DAMAREL, DAMARELL, DAMERELL, DAMERALL and any variation thereof.
The christening is of twins: Lewis Albert and Augusta Ann EDGCOMBE (another surname with all sorts of spellings!). This christening is marked with a special set of emotions, when I looked at the dates of the other children. Parents George and Mary Ann married in 1859, followed in 1860 with the birth of baby James Henry - who only lived some four months. Bertha Ellen was born in 1861 - but she died of scarlet fever aged only 4. Noah George was born in 1864, but lived for less than a year. And the saddest thing? Little Bertha Ellen's death was registered by her grandmother, because her mother Mary Ann was seven months pregnant with the twins, and was probably not allowed to go near Bertha.
So there must have been mixed emotions at the christening of Lewis and Augusta. Grief at the death of Bertha only three months before, hope that these two babies would live (they did, growing up to get married and have families of their own).
Here they are (they are my great-great-uncle and aunt) aged about four:
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