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BirthFemale; 12 Feb 1811
Death17 Jan 1831, age 19
ResidenceShrigley Hall, Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Lyme Hall, Disley, Cheshire, UK


Married, 1826
BirthMale; 20 March 1796
Death16 May 1862, age 66; Wellington, New Zealand
OccupationUK Colonial Office diplomat
ResidenceLondon, UK
Wellington, New Zealand
Marriage March 1826, Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire, Scotland [111]
Divorced June 1827
Children:[1 Son] (Died in Infancy) (1828 - 1828)

Married, 1829
BirthMale; 1793
Death1857, age about 64
ResidenceLyme Hall, Disley, Cheshire, UK
Marriage 1829 [111]
Children:Ellen Jane (1830 - 1906)
[1 Son] (Died at birth) (1831 - 1831)

Notes for Ellen TURNER

She was infamously abducted from boarding school, aged 15, and taken to Gretna Green for illicit marriage by Edward Gibbon WAKEFIELD in a ludicrous plot to secure her wealth. [105],[111]

Notes for Edward Gibbon WAKEFIELD

Despite abducting and marrying Ellen Turner, and being jailed for that, Wakefield went on to enjoy a successful diplomatic career in New Zealand. On his death a marble bust was presented to the Colonial Office, inscribed "Edward Gibbon Wakefield / Born in London 20th March 1796 / Died in Wellington (N.Z.) 16th May 1862 / Author of 'The Art of Colonisation' / To Commemorate / His Statesman Like Qualities / For the Improvement / Of the Empire / His Friends and Admirers / Have Presented this Bust / To The Colonial Office". [111]

Divorce notes for Ellen TURNER and Edward Gibbon WAKEFIELD

Annulled by Act of Parliament. [111]


105.  Book, Bridget Franklin, 17 June 2016, The Gaskells of Ingersley Hall
111.  Book, Abby Ashby & Audrey Jones, 2003, The Shrigley Abduction, Sutton Publishing

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