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Rushden Echo, 6th October 1899, transcribed by Kay Collins
Leeding – Watford

Yesterday (Thursday) was solemnised the marriage at Knotting parish church, near Rushden, of Mr William George Leeding, eldest son of Mr Thomas Leeding, of Essex-road, Rushden, to Miss Emma Watford, only daughter of the late Mr William Watford, of Knotting. Mr James Sargent conveyed the Rushden friends in a brake, the bridegroom and his immediate friends proceeding in a carriage drawn by a pair of greys. The Vicar of Souldrop (Mr Girling) was the officiating clergyman. There were two bridesmaids—Miss Clara Leeding (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss Cox, of London. The bride, who was given away by her brother (Mr J Watford), wore her travelling dress, a pretty grey cloth costume, with hat to match: while Miss Clara Leeding was daintily attired in a pink silk bodice and green cloth skirt, with hat to match. Mr Jim Whiting, of Rushden, was the best man. The bride carried a handsome bouquet, and the bridesmaids wore sprays, the gift of the bridegroom, the flowers being supplied by Messrs Seckington and Son.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of people from Rushden and Knotting. At the conclusion of the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s mother. Amid hearty good wishes of their friends, signalized by showers of confetti, the newly married pair were driven to Higham Ferrers L and N W station en route for Woodstone, near Peterborough, where they will reside.

Many handsome


had been received, the list being as follows:-

Mr Leeding (father of the bridegroom), Rushden, overmantle and clock.

Mrs Leeding (mother of the bridegroom), bride cake, bedstead, bedding, etc.

Miss Clara Leeding (sister), table cloth, etc.

Mr Jim Whiting, telescope dining table.

Mr F Rhodes, silver dinner cruet.

Mr C L Bradfield, silver teapot.

Mrs C L Bradfield, tea service.

Mr E Sargent, saucepans and kettle.

Miss May Sargent, fire screen, pencil drawing, crockery.

Mr Clayton, silver table spoons.

Mrs Clayton, brass fire irons.

Mr and Mrs Thos Fuller, silver and ruby sugar bowl and tongs.

Mr and Mrs Leeding, senr., copper kettle.

Mr and Mrs Geo. Leeding, breakfast cruet.

Mr and Mrs Fred Darlow, breakfast cruet.

Mrs C Darlow, saucepan.

Mrs Harris, one dozen tea spoons and vases.

Mr Thos. Sargent, senr., silver sugar tongs.

Mrs Pratt, table cloth.

Miss J Bayes and Mr E Boswell, butter dish and knife and pair of salts.

Mr J Tomlin, cooking board and rolling pin.

Mrs E West, toilet cover and kitchen utensils.

Master E A W Carter, pair of views.

Miss Baker, granny bag.

Mr and Mrs A Watford (brother), white counterpane.

Miss M Baker, fruit plates.

Mrs Underwood, butter dish.

Mr J F Knight, silver honey jar.

Misses K and L Clayton, clothes line.

Mrs W Ette, tea pot.

Miss A Bayes, water jug and glasses.

Mrs Watford (mother of the bride), Knotting, bedding, etc.

Mr W Watford (brother), pair of blankets.

Mr J Watford (brother) and Miss Cox, white counterpane.

Mrs Bosworth, half-dozen pillow cases.

Miss m Bosworth, irons.

Mrs Dunkley, Peterborough, wool antimacassars.

Mr H Harrison, brass fire dogs.

Mrs Barson, ruby jug and water bottle.

Miss Rose, cake stand and doyleys.

Mrs Rhodes, Leicester, carvers.

Mrs Broadbent, Knotting Fox, cheese dish.

Miss Edith Bosworth, letter rack and toast fork.

Miss Parker, Addington, toilet covers.

Miss Farrar, Irthlingborough, pair vases.

Lr Litton, Higham Ferrers, ornaments.

Telegrams of congratulations were received from Mr L W Cholerton, Lincoln-road, Peterborough, and Mr Belbin, Huntley Grove, Peterborough.

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