Re: The Official Married Names Thread
From the London "Times", 13 August 1896: "The marriage between Mr Arthur Kirby, eldest son of Colonel Sir Alfred Kirby, and Miss Amy Ford Wilson, third daughter of Mr John Walter Wilson, of the Paragon, Blackheath, and Oatlands Park, took place yesterday at All Saints' Church, Blackheath. The ceremony was performed by Dr Ker Grey, and there was a very large congregation. Afterwards a reception was held at the Paragon. Later in the day the bride and bridegroom left for Scarborough."
Given that Amy Wilson was twice runner-up in the singles event at the Kent Championships in Beckenham, and given that Blackheath is also located in Kent, and also used to be the location for a tennis tournament, it is extremely likely that this Amy Ford Wilson, later Mrs Kirby, is the tennis player of yore. She also honeymooned in Scarborough around the time when the North of England Championships tournament used to be held there.
In later years Amy Wilson Kirby lived in South Africa where she won, amongst other things, the singles title at the South African Championships no less than six times (the record for that event).
AMY FORD WILSON
Married Arthur Kirby, 12 August 1896
Several sources mention Mrs H.A. Kirby, so it seems likely that Amy Wilson's husband's first name was not Arthur.
Last edited by newmark401; Apr 12th, 2012 at 11:18 AM.