mar 11 Sept 1814
to Arthur Gibbon
[born 7 July 1780]
and had issue.
See marriage in 1814.
He was age 34, she was age 18.
She was the niece of the 11th Earl of Pembroke and had a great inheritance.
Inscription on a book given to Elizabeth Montgomery (age 11) on 21 Oct 1807 by "the Dowager Lady Pembroke".
This is Elizabeth Spencer, widow of the 10th Earl of Pembroke, who is being remarkably generous to the daughter of her husband's natural son.
The book is Fables by John Gay.
See full size. See title page.
[WSHC 2057/A6/36] shows a payment on 8 Apr 1808 to the Dowager Lady Pembroke for apparently minding the children George and Elizabeth while the 11th Earl was on honeymoon with his new wife.
Her first child was born on 4 May 1815, less than 8 months after marriage. Possibly premature. But more likely she was pregnant, hence the hasty marriage.
They then got married in a more regular ceremony in England on 3 Oct 1814 at Bedlington, Northumberland (see map).
This is nowhere near Gretna Green. Nor is it anywhere near where he lived (Aberdeen) or she lived.
But it is somewhat near Arthur's brother Robert Gibbon and his wife, who lived at Sunderland, not far away. They witnessed the marriage.
The above is a later 19th century copy of the entry in in Bedlington par records.
See full size. And other photo. And transcript.
This says they were both living Bedlington at marriage, but that seems untrue, or at least only temporary.
Abstract of marriage contract also says they married 3 Oct 1814.
One copy of marriage contract says they married "on or about" 3 Oct, then written in margin is 11 Sept.
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