Marriage of Lord Compton, 1787

August 15, 2019 at 9:14 pm (history, people, research) (, )


Going all the way back to 1787, in Walker’s Hibernian Magazine (which has this fetching cover):

Walkers Hibernian

was this ANNOUNCEMENT for the marriage of Maria Smith, daughter of Joshua Smith of Earl Stoke Park (Wiltshire), with Lord Compton.

Wedding announce Maria Smith Lord Compton

It reads: “— [August] 18 By Special licence, Lord Compton, son of the Earl of Northampton, to Miss Smith, eldest daughter of Joshua Smith, Esq; of Earl Stoke Park, county Wilts.”

 

1 Comment

  1. WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Running Stationers – Obstinate Headstrong Girl … author Renée Reynolds said,

    […] delight when I opened an email from the blog “Two Teens in the Time of Austen” entitled Marriage of Lord Compton, 1787. The blog itself is a treasure trove of historical tidbits and on dits. This time, the researchers […]

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