Transcripts of Newspaper articles

Subject Edward Titheridge in 1915
Unknown date about 1915 and newspaper cutting from an unknown paper
At Stoke Church, Guildford, on Saturday, the marriage was solemnized between Mr. Edward Titheridge, third son of Mr. and Mrs. William Titheridge, of Jasmine Shalford, and Miss Ann Harris, of Petersfield. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mary Harris, and Mr. Arthur Little was best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at Brampton, Woodbridge Hill, Guildford.

Subject Eric Titheridge in 1939
Unknown date about 1939 and newspaper cutting from unknown paper
Married at St. Saviour’s
Mr. E. Titheridge and Miss Phyllis Allington
The wedding of Mr. Eric Titheridge, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Titheridge of Jasmine Barnett Lane, Wonersh and Miss Phyllis Allington, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Allington of 21 Artillery Terrace Guildford, took place at St Saviour’s Church, Guildford. Canon S.F. Cornell officiated and Mr. P Durrant was at the organ.
The bride was given away by her father. She wore a white figured silk dress cut with a train, an orange blossom cornet and Brussels net veil lent by a friend. She carried white chrysanthemums and white heather. There were three bridesmaids. The Misses Alice Titheridge (bridegroom’s sister) and Norma Thorne (bride’s cousin) wore blue and lemon flowered crepe de chine dresses and lemon wreathes of leaves and carried lemon chrysanthemums. Little Ann Durrant (bride’s niece) wore a lemon silk dress with blue floral headdress and carried a Victorian posy of forget me nots and yellow daises. As gifts from the bridegroom the elder bridesmaids had diamante clasps and the younger one a silver bracelet. A silver horseshoe was presented to the bride by her niece, Sheila Durrant as she left the church.
Forty guests were entertained by Abbot’s Kitchen and Mr. and Mrs. Titheridge later left for Hastings.
Numerous presents included cheques from Messrs Lymposs and Smee and Raymond Stovold Goldaming by whom the bride and bridegroom are employed. Mrs. Steward, of God laming a friend of the bride was responsible for the flowers.

William Titheridge in 1794
29 December 1794 Hants Chronicle
Wednesday morning (December 24) an inquisition was taken before Mr Newlyn, at the house of Mr John Clark, at Mattingley farm, in the parish of Easton, on the body of William Titheridge, many years a tailor at New Alresford, when, after a careful and minute investigation of all the circumstances, and together with the examination of a surgeon from Alresford, and other persons, it appeared, that the deceased had gone from Alresford to Winchester the preceding Sunday, and the following morning, about nine o’clock, he was discovered lying on the road side, about fifty yards from Mr Clark’s house, near his garden-pales, by one of the Southampton stage coachmen, who, on meeting two persons named King and Huntley on the road, informed them of the same; they accordingly hastened to the spot, and there found the deceased speechless, and on the same being communicated to Mr Clark he humanely ordered his servants to carry him into his house, where every care was taken, and medical assistance immediately procured; and, after using the remedies for recovering persons perishing with cold, for near three hours, which was thought to be the case of this unfortunate man, he survived until next morning about six o’clock when he expired, leaving a wife and five children to lament his loss. The jury unanimously returned a verdict that he died by the visitation of God, and not from any hurt, violence, or injury, of any person or persons whomsoever.

Edward Titheradge in 1869
2 October 1869 The Bayswater Chronicle
Frightful Catastrophe at Bayswater, seven lives lost
At ten minutes to 3 o’clock yesterday (Friday) morning, a fearful explosion took place at No. 69, Moscow road, Bayswater resulting in the death of two grown up persons and five children.
The occupier of the premises in question is Mr. Tethridge, who, in addition to carrying on the business of confectioner, sold fireworks to a large extent. This latter trade was no doubt carried on in an illegal manner. It appears that some of the articles were of a self combustible character, and it was those which exploded at the time mentioned. The other fireworks became instantaneously ignited, and the result was, the front of the shop was blown out with dreadful violence and all the seven rooms in the house which was occupied by thirteen persons, were the next moment in flames. Mr. Tetheridge, who is an invalid, contrived to creep from his bed to the top of the stairs, and after rolling down them, was rescued by the next door neighbours. His wife and three of his children were saved in an almost similar manner, only in this case the rescuer were the police of the X division, who evinced great bravery at this startling emergency. Three others of Mr. Tethridge’s family, who occupied a different room, were hopelessly caged in by the flames, and met with a speedy death. The upper portion of the house was occupied by a widow lady named Jacques, and three of her children one of whom was a schoolmaster at some parochial school in the country, and had come up to London to enjoy his Michaelmas holidays with his mother. The screams which came from the apartments occupied by this family were indeed dreadful to listen to; and the scene was rendered more horrible from the fact that no human help could avail saving them. After a lapse of a few minutes the shrieks subsided, and it was then known that the dreadful tale of their fate was told. The entire affair only occupied but a very short time. Five of the survivors were welcomely admitted into various houses in the neighborhood; Mr. Tethridge was taken to St Mary’s Hospital, and the remains of the seven killed to the Paddington dead house. The fire engines did not arrive until twenty minutes past 3 o’clock.

George Sutton Titheradge in 1883
18 June 1883 The Times (London)
Titheradge v Titheradge
This was a suit by Mrs. Isabella Maria Titheradge for the dissolution of her marriage with George Sutton Titheradge because of his adultery and desertion.
Dr Pritchard appeared for the petitioner.
The petitioner and the respondent, who are both members of the theatrical profession, were married in 1871 at Hendon, in the county of Durham, and there are three children of the marriage. They lived together very happily up to 1876. In that year both were offered professional engagement which was to be fulfilled in India. The state of Mrs. Titheradge’s health prevented her from accepting it, and he proceeded to India without her. While there he wrote her very affectionate letters, and he joined her on his return to this country. Soon after his arrival here he obtained an engagement at Edinburgh, and while there in July 1877, he wrote to his wife stating that he had been unfaithful to her and that he loathed the part he played while living with her on his return from India. That he was sensible of the affection she had shown him and of the patient drudgery she had gone through for years; that she had only lost the love of a villain; and that though he could not live with her he would allow her £2 a week. On receipt of this communication Mrs. Titheradge proceeded to Edinburgh, and, after some difficulty, succeeded in obtaining an interview with her husband. He told her he could not return to her as he had formed an improper intimacy with Alma Maria Saegert, an actress, who was on the eve of her confinement and had threatened to commit suicide if he deserted her. Mrs. Titheradge offered to nurse Saegert through her confinement if the respondent would come back to his own home; and, subsequently in an interview with both the respondent and his paramour she repeated that offer. The respondent promised to return to her the next day but did not do so. Still she expressed her willingness to receive him and he joined her at Christmas of 1877 and lived with her for three months, when he again left his home. He returned to his wife once more in June 1878, and lived with her a month. He then obtained another engagement in India, but Mrs. Titheradge was alarmed at seeing in The Era that the woman Saegert was to be a member of the company with which the respondent was about to join. The petitioner telegraphed to him on the subject and subsequently had an interview with him at Bristol on 18th of October 1878. He assured her that she had no cause for uneasiness as he had ceased to care for Saegert. Mrs. Titheradge gave him £10 to assist him in the expenses of this journey to India. This was the last time she ever saw him. Writing to her from the Corinthian Theatre, Calcutta, he commenced his letter by a rather elaborate description of the voyage out. He then went on to state that when promising her not to renew his infidelity he had miscalculated his strength; that the heartlessness and cruel conduct which he had been guilty of during his last cohabitation with his wife had been assumed with the object of making him hate him; and that he never could be happy with her while Saegert lived, though he was not happy at the time of writing because his conscience would not allow him to be so. From that date he had from time to time sent the petitioner money, but had never rejoined her. Such was the account given in the witness box by Mrs. Titheradge who concluded her evidence by stating that in April 1878 her husband was playing at the St James’s Theatre in Such is the Law. His part in that piece was as Captain Saxby. The other witness was Mrs. Matilda M’Cirrdy, who stated that from April to June 1878, a lady and gentleman, who had a child with them, lodged in her house as man and wife, under the names of Mr and Mrs. Sutton. The lady was not Mrs. Titheradge who had just given evidence. The gentleman presented her and her husband with an order for the St James Theatre. They went there and saw the gentleman Such is the Law. The gentleman played Captain Saxby, the villain of the piece. She now recognized a photograph of Mr. Titheradge as one of the Mr. Sutton who gave her the order, and who played this villain at the St James Theatre.
Decree nisi with costs, the petitioner to have the custody of the children of the marriage.

Subject Charles Titheridge in 1885
October 26, 1885 in Portsmouth Evening News
On October 24, 1885 Charles Henry Titheridge apparently stabbed himself. At first it was thought that a murder had been committed when his body was discovered on the road. Charles was a thatcher aged 40 years and addicted to the habits of intemperance. He was known to have entered the Cricketers public house about noon on Saturday, remaining there until 10 P.M. when he was seen leaving for his home at Shirrell Heath apparently under the influence.
Witnesses described how they saw him fall to the ground about 3/4 mile from home and left him there thinking that he would be able to go home shortly. Later another man found him and raised the alarm when he could not rouse him and there was a large quantity of blood.
The constable examined him and discovered a pair of sheep-shearing shears in an inside pocket with the blades pointing upwards. A scene check discovered a piece of string which had been used to tie the points closed and it was conjectured that Charles had fallen backwards and in so doing the point of the shears entered his back. The force of the fall breaking the string making the wound larger.
Charles left his wife Elizabeth and nine children. The inquest to be held in the Prince of Wales public house at Shirrell Green.

Subject Madge Titheradge in 1910
9 March 1910 The Times (London)
Marriage Mr Charles Quartermaine and Miss Madge Titheradge
At Holy Trinity, Sloane Street, yesterday afternoon Mr. Charles Quartermaine married Miss Madge Titheradge. The bridegroom has for some time been appearing at the Kingsway Theatre in title role of Don, while the bride is a well known actress, and is the daughter of Mr. G. S. Titheradge, the Australian actor. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Rossalyn Bruce.
The bride, who was given away by Mr. Cyril Maude, wore a Paquin gown of soft white Liberty satin, the skirt having a panel in front of silver tissue, embroidered in a design of silver roses, and a long train of satin veiled with silver tissue and ornamented with sprays of silver roses. Miss Angela Du Maurier wearing a white muslin frock, was trainbearer, and there were also four bridesmaids – Miss Marie Lohr, Miss Frances Titheradge (sister of the bride), Miss Beatrice Terry and Miss Rosalie Toller. Mr Dawson Milward was best man.
Among those present at the church were Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Miss Kate Bishop, Mrs Kendal, Miss Stella Patrick Campbell, Miss Lillian Braithwaite, Miss Beatrice Ferrar, Miss Eileen Inescourt, Mr Rudolph Besier, Mr Herbert Trench, Miss Grace Lane, Miss Ellen O’Malley, Miss Charlotte Granville, Mrs Charles Terry, Miss Orme, Miss Lila Field, Miss Bertha Scholefield, Mrs Alfred Bishop, Mr and Mrs Playfair, Mr Holman Clark, Miss Kate Sargentson, Miss Auriol Lee, Mrs George Marjoriebanks, Mrs and Miss Brandon Thomas, Mrs Charles Maude, and Mr Kenneth Douglas.
The reception was afterwards held at the Cadogan Hotel, and later Mr and Mrs Charles Quartermaine left for Hindhead for a short honeymoon

Dion Titheradge in 1927
28 June 1927 The Times (London)
Decree Nisi against Mr Dion G Titheradge
Titheradge v Titheradge
In this undefended suit Mrs Margaret Ann Titheradge nee Bolton of Clifton Hill St John’s Wood, sought the dissolution of her marriage with Mr Dion George Titheradge on the ground of his adultery with Madge Stuart at Weybridge in the summer of 1926.
Mr Noel Middleton appeared for the petitioner.
Evidence having been given his Lordship granted a decree nisi, with the custody of the two children of the marriage and costs.
Solicitor Mr J. B. de Fonblanque.

Madge Titheradge 1919
18 June 1919 The Times (London)
Miss Madge Titheradge’s suit for Divorce
Quartermaine v Quartermaine
In this petition Margaret Naomi Quartemaine, whose maiden name was Titheradge, prayed for the dissolution of her marriage with Charles George Quartermaine on the grounds of his statutory desertion in failing to comply with a decree of restitution of conjugal rights, pronounced on 6 December 1918, and of his adultery.
The case was undefended.
Mr R. F. Bayford, K.C. and Mr. Thomas Bucknill appeared for the petitioner.
The petitioner said that she was married to the respondent on March 8, 1910, at Holy Trinity Church Sloane Street. They lived together at 66a High Street St John’s Wood, and there was no issue of the marriage. In 1914 she had reason to complain of her husband’s coldness and indifference, and in September, 1914, he left her. She and he met occasionally. The last time when they met was in September, 19127 when she tried to get him to return to her but he refused. She then instituted proceedings for a restitution of conjugal rights and she obtained a decree on December 6 last, which he had not obeyed.
After she had obtained evidence of the respondent’s adultery she filed this petition.
Evidence was given the respondent had spent a night with a woman at a boarding house at Herne Bay, and that the woman was not the petitioner.
Mr Justice Coleridge pronounced a decree nisi with costs.

 

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