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Colville Frankland connection
Posted by: William David Hardgrave Date: July 21, 2001 at 08:38:13
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I have been trying to find the connection between Eliza Jane Sayner b:20 Oct 1854 and the Frankland family. She was married to William Right Lee, my greatgrandfather. James Sayner b:4 Jan 1819 was her father and Maria b:1819 was her mother. Colville Frankland b:26 Nov 1839- Thirkleby Hall, seems to be a brotherinlaw, brother or 1/2 brother to Maria. Eliza Jane Sayner's grandmother was Sarah Prichard who lived in Brighton, England (1830). Emily Elizabeth Frankland b:18 Jun 1905, Colville Frankland's oldest girl, was Eliza Jane Sayner's niece. I have a news paper clip of the wedding announcement for Emily that gives some indication of the relationship.

Sunday evening a 8:30 pm Miss Emily Elizabeth Frankland was joined in the holy bonds of matrimony to Leon Curtis Gouyton at the old Frankland home at Smith's Point (Texas).
The wedding was a quiet home affair on account of recent mourning in the family.
The bride is the oldest daughter of the late Colville Frankland of Smith Point. Her mother(Elizabeth Thornton) died (of TB) when she was a little girl.
The brides dress was one worn by her great grandmother, who was married in 1832 in Cape Town, Cape Colony, South Africa, and was the dress she wore at her presentation at the Court of St. James before King William the IV of England and his Queen.
The dress goods was brocaded white silk of the finest quality and cost in American money about $25.00 a yard and is now 99 years old and is still as beautiful as it was nearly a century ago, as it has been well taken care of that it looks good for another humdred years.
The bride and groom will make their future home in Fort Worth (Texas). They were the recipients of many beautiful wedding presents.
The groom has served several years in the US navy in the Marine corps and proudly wears the uniform of Uncle Sam and displays many medals on his brest. He was married in his naval uniform nd looked very handsome indeed. He is just 26 years old and is leaving the navy to make his home with his lovely young bride.
It was with the sincerest wishes for a long and happy life that the young couple were greeted immediately after the ceremony by the near relatives and old friends of the family.
The ceremony was beautifully performed by our well known and highly esteemed R.M. Gordon of Anahuac (Texas).
A beautiful buffet supper was served after the wedding when the bride deftly cut a beautiful white wedding cake baked by her mother. Although Mrs. Frankland's first it will be hard to improve.
This marriage, tooo, will be recorded in the old family Bible, which is also nearly 100 years old, marking four generations of this good old family of Franklands, who were of the Royal blood of old England.
It is with kindly wishes for a long and happy life for this fine young couple that I sign--Forest W. McNeir.

I would appreciate any assistance with the loose ends

Kind Regards,
David Hardgrave


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