interesting marriage capers
Victim: Lucy Maude Rugg c 1853-1934
Circumstance: Story. I had a lovely story today concerning the marriage of Emily's cousin Lucy Rugg. Her future husband was not planning to take his usual Saturday morning jaunt into Wells because of the bitter weather, but his friend Jimmy Tate, wine merchant persuaded him saying "I will find you a rug", they arrived at Woodlands where Tate said there was a choice of three "rugs", resulting in a marriage at the parish church in 1878 of Lucy Rugg to Fred House.
Origin of this story: As told by Jack Highnam (their grandson)