Newspaper Report: Marriage of Joseph Bell & Maud Bates 1892


Derbyshire Times 30th July 1892



The marriage of Mr. Joseph Bell, R.N.R. chief engineer White Star Line, eldest son of Mr. John Bell, of Edentown, Carlisle and brother in law to Mr. W H Lowthian, of the Nottingham Joint Stock Bank, Ripley, to Miss Maud Bates daughter of late Mr. Joseph Bates, and niece of Mr. George Day, of the Grange Ripley, has just taken place at Ripley.


The ceremony was performed by the vicar of Ripley.  The bridesmaids were Miss Shawcross of Warrington, Miss Garnham of Ripley, Miss Nellie Day & Miss Gertie Lowthian.  The best men were Mr.John Bell jnr and Mr.W R Bates.  The bride was given away by her uncle Mr. George Day.


The wedding presents were numerous and valuable, and included a tea service and  address from All Saints Church Sunday School teachers, with which Church she had for many years been identified.

One Response to “Newspaper Report: Marriage of Joseph Bell & Maud Bates 1892”

  1. Marion Knight Says:

    Mr Joseph Bates was my husbands great grandfather, Mr WR Bates my husbands grandfather ( he was brother of Maud, Joseph’s wife. )
    We have found the article very interesting

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