interesting marriage capers
Victim: Annie Emily Harrison
Circumstance: Well, Annie was supposed to have been married for years, and according to the local paper for 1903, she was \'wife of Ernest Freer\'. And in 1911, she said she had been married 11 years. But the evidence is there, they only tied the night for real in 1929. The local paper writes: \'A retired master mariner with experience of the old windjammer days: Mr Freer, came to Skegness from Hull about 25 years ago on his retirement from the sea. With his wife he took The Grove, Scarborough Ave, which he carried on for many years as a boarding house.\' We now know why the subterfuge: Ernest came back from Australia after an unhappy marriage to Mrs Anastasia Critchley - who later perished on board a ship where she was stewardess, 1912, much loved by her family out there.
Origin of this story: Skegness Mablethorpe and Alford News