Wednesday, December 23, 2015

1916 marriage of Richard Cecil Dawson and Dorothy Davies-Gilbert

After a very meagre year researching and blogging the holidays are here and it's time to make amends. The first thing I did today was to take a month's subscription to The British Newspaper Archive.

My first find today was the reporting of the marriage of Richard Cecil Dawson to Dorothy Davies-Gilbert on 31st July 1916.  Richard was my great grandfather's first cousin.



Sussex Agricultural Express, Friday 4 August 19196, p.  4.

Of note is the fact that their honeymoon was held at the Lake House at Highclere.  A search on google maps reveals two lakes, Duncs Mere and Milford Lake just to the north of Highclere. 

Highclere nowadays is famous as  Downton Abbey is filmed there. For some time Richard (Dick) Dawson was The Earl of Carnarvon's horse trainer. Most of his early successes were with horses owned by the Earl. 



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