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Wednesday's Wedding: Selby George Jeffery & Florence Mary Hughes

Today's wedding is for Selby George Jeffery and Florence Mary Hughes, who were married at St. Andrew's Church, Wingello in 1921.  Selby Jeffery is my second cousin three times removed.  Selby George Jeffery was born about 1894 the son of William Jeffery and his wife Annora Elizabeth (nee Bell).  Florence Mary Hughes was born about 1889 the daughter of Thomas Hughes and his wife Elizabeth Rebecca (nee Edwards).

Source: WEDDING. (1921, September 22). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 2 Edition: EVENING. Retrieved December 1, 2013, from



Mr. Selby George Jeffery, son of Mr. William Jeffery, of Wingello, and the late Mrs. Jeffery, was married in St. Andrew's Church, Wingello, on Wednesday evening by the Rev. Canon Ross Edwards to Miss Florence Mary Hughes, second daughter of Mr. Thomas Hughes, of Wingello, and the late Mrs. Hughes.  The church had been nicely decorated by girl friends.  The bride, who has been residing in Goulburn, was given away by her father, and the party entered the church to the strains of a Wedding March.  The bride was gowned in ivory crepe de chine and georgette, trimmed with orange blossom and seed pearls and wore a wreath and veil kindly lent by a friend.  Her shower bouquet and a dressing case were gifts from the bridegroom.  The bride's present to the bridegroom was a pair of gold sleeve links.  Misses Annie and Daisy Hughes were bridesmaids.  Mss Annie wore lemon crepe de chine with black hat, and Miss Daisy pale pink crepe de chine, with black hat.  Both carried bouquets, gifts of the bridegroom, who also presented Miss Annie with a gold necklet and Miss Daisy with a gold brooch.  Mr. Thomas Jeffery, cousin of the bridegroom, was best man.  After the ceremony a reception was held in Wingello Hall and was attended by about 180 guests, including many visitors from Goulburn.  Canon Ross Edwards presided, and the usual toasts were honoured.  Dancing was indulged in till midnight, when the newly-married couple left for the South Coast.  The bride's travelling dress was a navy gabardine tailored costume.  The valuable collection of presents included some cheques.  Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery will reside at Wingello.

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Source: NSW BDM Indexes.  NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.  Retrieved from


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