Whilst searching the parish registers of St Michael’s Church in Framlingham today I was intrigued to find the following marriage entry:
25th December 1865 George SOLE full age (bachelor) clerk in the goods station off. Eliza BARKER full age (Spinster) of Framlingham
Groom’s father –
Bride’s father – Samuel BARKER
And then the following addendum:
Please note this entry in the register was crossed out with the flowing note:-
N.B. the banns were published 3 times but the parties did not present themselves at the church for the marriage G.A. Rector
Bearing in mind that the wedding date was 25th December Christmas Day I bet the Rector was none too pleased!!
I have then looked to see if George SOLE and Eliza BARKER married at a later date, but can find no evidence for this.
However I have found George SOLE in the 1861 aged 21 (born in Cambridge) living as a Lodger in Framlingham and working as a Railway Porter – strangely however I have been unable to find no trace of him still living in Framlingham in the 1871 census!
I wonder why the marriage didn’t happen and will have to see what other information I can find!