Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Trove Tuesday: Wardley Weddings

Having finally joined the Guild of One-Name Studies and registered my study of Wardley, I have been a little preoccupied with ensuring my data is all up to scratch pending an inquiry from someone! Luckily, that includes checking out Trove for family notices. That is, I have been one-naming when I haven't been making sure my own wedding plans are on track - only 16 days to go! Eek!

Any way, this Trove Tuesday I'm just going to share some marriage notices pertaining to the Wardley name - not all necessarily related to one another (or to my Wardley's).

First up is Mary Emma Wardley and James Berwick in 1872:

1872 'Family Notices.', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 10 December, p. 1, viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8915779

I haven't yet recorded all of the Tasmanian instances of Wardley, so I am looking forward to tracking Mary Emma down. She doesn't appear in the vital records from New Zealand, and nor does George Wardley, her father.

Second up is Ada Hannah Wardley and James Harris in 1881:

1881 'Family Notices.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 28 January, p. 2, viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article917882

I have already reconstructed the Australian part of Ada Hannah Wardley's genealogy. Unfortunately, all of her brothers died before adulthood, or in one case, unmarried and in his early 20s. The Wardley surname on this branch ended with her father, John Wardley.

Third up is Hayter William Wardley and Minnie Lavinia Simpson in 1883:

1883 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 13 October, p. 1, viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28371334
Hayter William Wardley's father was the Editor/Publisher of the Jersey newspaper, and I have started reconstructing their genealogy from the indexes and other records I have collated.

Fourth up is Alice Wardley and Charles Yeoman in 1885:

1885 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 4 April, p. 1, viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6073722
1885 'Family Notices.', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 18 April, p. 1 Supplement: The Mercury Supplement., viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9103650
I wonder if Alice could be a younger sister to Mary Emma Wardley (above)? Hmm, I am sure I'll find out when I start indexing and reconstructing genealogies in Tasmania and Victoria.

Fifth up is Agnes Sophia Wardley and George Henry Evans in 1893:

1893 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 25 May, p. 1, viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13910325
1893 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 29 May, p. 8, viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13922485
Agnes Sophia was Ada Hannah's younger sister.

Sixth up is Florence Maud Wardley and William Henry Brooks in 1910:

1910 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 10 December, p. 14, viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15184934
Florence Maud is the daughter of Hayter William Wardley, and his wife Minnie Lavinia Simpson, whose own marriage notice appeared in 1883.

Seventh up is Elizabeth Wardley and Arthur S Clout in 1915:

1915 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 31 May, p. 1, viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1520676
There are lots of articles following the career of policeman Thomas Wardley, so it is nice to find some evidence of his family!

This is just a glimpse of the Wardley records I have been collecting for the one-name study - Trove has proved invaluable in verifying and adding to index data, allowing me to reconstruct genealogies much faster and with more accuracy.