Robert Astin

Wedding Wednesday -Ernest Welch and Bertha Easton

Bertha Easton is my 2nd cousin 2x removed. Her parents are Robert Fraser Easton and Christiana Astin. Our common ancestors are Robert Astin and Nancy Dyson – my 3x great grandparents.

Bertha was born on 25 August 1892 – her birth is registered in Burnley, Lancashire.

On 9 October 1922 Bertha married Ernest Welch at the Bethesda Congregational Church in Burnley. Details of the wedding were announced in the Burnley News on 14 October 1922 (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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BURNLEY WEDDINGS

WELCH – EASTON

An interesting wedding took place at Bethesda Congregational Church on Monday last, the contracting parties being Mr Ernest Welch, only son of Mrs Welch, and the late Mr C Welch, of Waterloo Road, and Miss Bertha Easton, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs R F Easton, of 16 Lansdowne Street. The ceremony was performed by the Rev J W Ffoulkes.
The bride was daintily attired in saxe-blue crepe de chine, and wore a pan velvet hat to match. She carried a bouquet of lilies and white chrysanthemums. She was attended by her sister, Miss Dorothy Easton, who carried a bouquet of white and bronze chrysanthemums. The bride’s brother, Mr Edward Easton, performed the duties of best man.
After the ceremony lunch was served at the home of the bride’s parents, and later the newly married couple left for Morecambe, where the honeymoon is being spent.

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Wedding Wednesday – William Edward Easton & Dora Brown

William Edward Easton is my 2nd cousin 2x removed. He was was born on 5 May 1897 to parents Robert Fraser Easton and Christiana Astin. Our common ancestors are Robert Astin and Nancy Dyson my 3x great grandparents.

In the 1901 and 1911 census returns William and his parents and siblings lived in Berry Street, Habergham Eaves, Lancashire.

On the 4 July 1924 William married Dora Brown and a report of their wedding was in the Burnley Express the following day (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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INTERESTING BURNLEY WEDDING

The marriage took place at Holy Trinity Church yesterday, the Rev. W R Coombes officiating, of Mr. Wm. Edward Easton, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fraser Easton, of Lansdowne Street, Burnley, to Miss Dora Brown, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A H Brown, of Padiham Road, Burnley. Both are members of well-known families, the bridegroom’s father being a director of the firm of Messrs. Wm. Easton, Sons and Co., Ltd., whilst the bride’s father is a well-known wholesale fish merchant. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of white broche marocain trimmed with pearls, with hat to match, and carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley. Her chief bridesmaid, Miss Eleanor Wiggan wore a pale blue dress of watered moire, trimmed with silver, and hat to match, and the other bridesmaid, Miss Dorothy Easton (sister of the bridegroom) wore a dress of mauve crepe de Chine. Both bridesmaids carried bouquets of sweet peas.

The bridegroom was accompanied by Mr. Percy Brown (brother of the bride) as best man, and Mr. Sidney Smith (cousin of the bride) as groomsman. After the reception at the Empress Hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Easton went to the Isle of Man for their honeymoon.

Black Sheep Sunday – George Astin (1835-1867)

Black Sheep Sunday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

To participate in Black Sheep Sunday simply create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.”

George Astin is my 2nd great grand uncle – brother of my 2x great grandmother Ann Astin. He was born in Burnley, Lancashire, about 1835 to parents Robert Astin and Nancy Dyson, my 3x great grandparents.

George died at the young age of 32 and was buried on 5 November 1867 in Burnley Cemetery.

Trawling the newspaper archives I came across the following article in the Burnley Advertiser of 7 October 1865.

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A REBELLIOUS SON – George Astin, who did not appear, was summoned for an assault upon his father, Robert Astin. The complainant said that on the Wednesday before, his son struck him twice, once on the shoulder and once on the body. The assault was in Gas Street, and the father was struck because he would not let his son break the window out. They had had a good deal of trouble with him the last three years. He kept leaving his work and going drinking. He was not drunk when he struck the blows, but he had had some drink. Complainant wanted protection from him. Fined 10s and costs; in default to be committed to prison for one month, with hard labour.

I can’t help wonder what was the cause of George’s rebellious behaviour.

Sadly, two years later he was dead and buried. Did Robert and George ever mend their relationship?