News from 1892: James Ismay Marries Lady Margaret Alice Seymour

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The New-York Times, 11 November 1892

MR. ISMAY'S TITLED BRIDE
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LADY MARGARET ALICE, DAUGHTER OF THE MARQUIS OF HERTFORD
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LONDON, Nov. 10---The marriage took place to-day of Mr. James Ismay, the well-known shipowner, and Lady Margaret Alice, eldest daughter of the Marquis of Hertford. The ceremony, which was full choral, was held at Arrow Church, a short distance from Rayley Hall, the seat of the Marquis, in Warwickshire.

The Rev. Lord Victor Seymour officiated. The bride was given away by her father. She wore a costume of white satin and Brussels lace, and a tulle veil. Her ornaments were diamonds and pearls.

The guests were many and included a large number of representatives of the aristocratic families of the kingdom. Among those present were the Marchioness of Hertford, the Countess of Warwick, and Viscount Bridport. The honeymoon will be spent at Wroxall Abbey.

Mr. James Ismay is a brother of J. Bruce Ismay, formerly agent of the White Star Line in New-York. He is also a member of the Ismay firm in Liverpool.

The bride is a descendant of Edward Seymour, first Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector in the reign of Edward VI. Her father is very wealthy. In addition to Rayley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, he has another seat, Park Hall in Worcestershire. The motto of the Seymours is "Fide et Amore"--With Faith and Love. Lady Margaret was born March 22, 1869, and is, therefore, twenty-three years old.

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The Times, 11 November 1892

COURT CIRCULAR
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At Arrow Church, near Alcester, Warwick, there was celebrated yesterday
the marriage of Mr. James Ismay, second son of Mr. Ismay, of Dawpool,
Birkenhead, with Lady Margaret Alice Seymour, eldest daughter of the
Marquis and Marchioness of Hertford. The Ladies Emily, Victoria, and
Jane Edith Seymour, sisters of the bride, and Miss Ismay and the Misses
Dora and Ada Ismay, sisters of the bridegroom. were the bridesmaids; and
Captain Darby Griffiths, A.D.C., attended the bridegroom as best man.
The service was choral, and the officiating clergy were the Rev. Lord
Victor Seymour, uncle of the bride, and the Rev. Beauchamp W. Stannus,
rector of Arrow. After the ceremony the wedding party reassembled at
Ragley-hall, where the Marquis and Marchioness of Hertford entertained a
large circle of relations and friends at breakfast. Between 3 and 4
o'clock the newly-wedded pair drove off in a carriage and four, for
Wroxall Abbey, near Warwick, lent by Mr. and Mrs. Broughton Dugdale, for
the honeymoon.

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