Curious circumstances – the marriage of Hannah Miller and William Cooksey 1838

  • That a couple should marry far from home, their marriage possibly witnessed by strangers, is not unknown. We may never know the particular circumstances but the marriage in 1838 of Hannah Miller (née Mallin) and William Cooksey raises questions about some curious circumstances.

Why did they marry nearly 100 miles away from home? Who were their witnesses?

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James Miller in Canada

Remarkable. Only possible on the internet.

I have found and not found descendants of James Miller, whose emigration with his family I traced from Shropshire to Canada in 1884. Searching for a lost copy of a photograph of Donnington House, and discovering that the original site from which I downloaded the copy was no longer live, I did a wider search. Continue reading