Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Marriage of Peter Maybury and Sarah Blakemore

Peter and Sarah were the parents of Peter Sylvanius Maybury (the father of Lizzie Maybury Riley).  They were married on this day in 1835, at least I think so.  Unfortunately, this is two years before records were require to be kept.  I am somewhat confused though, as two of his children were born before the marriage.  It may have something to do with the fact that Sarah was 30 at the time, an old maid by the standards of the day.  Peter was 60 at the time of the marriage (born in 1775).  He died only four years after the marriage.  It's too bad we'll never get this story put together.  I will order his death certificate and see what it tells us.  There must be some story there.

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