Wedding – Booth & Hempsal – Interesting Wedding at Conisborough

September 1900

Mexborough and Swinton Times September 7.

Interesting Wedding at Conisborough.

A wedding of considerable interest to Conisborough was solemnised at the Wesleyan Chapel, Conisborough, on Wednesday afternoon. The bride was Jane Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr T. Booth, of Castle Grove. Miss Booth has been connected with the Wesleyan community at Conisborough from their childhood. She has closely identified herself with the work of the Chapel and the Sunday school.

Mr T. Booth, her respected father, is the oldest trustee of the Chapel, where the majority of the family, which includes seven grown-up sons, some of whom are married, worship.

In his capacity as the proprietor of the sawmills at Burcroft, Conisborough, Mr Booth and his eldest son, Mr T.B. Booth, who is assisting the business, are well-known throughout the district. Bearing in mind the close connection of the booth family with the Wesleyan body, it is a fact a peculiar significance that the manager of the only daughter should be the first at the Conisborough Wesleyan Chapel since the act of 1898, by which the compulsory attendance of the registrar at weddings at Dissenting places of worship was dispensed with.

The bridegroom, and formerly the Conisborough, was Hugh George Charles Hemshall, only son of the late reverent Job Hemshall,

The ceremony was performed in the presence of a large congregation, consisting of relatives, friends and neighbours, by the reverent, J.W. Smith, the resident Wesleyan minister.

The bride was given away by her father, and was accompanied by a two nieces, Miss Elsie booth and Miss Irene bones, who were the bridesmaid Mr Morris Booth, youngest brother of the bride, and Mr Percival Booth, nephew of the bride, were also in attendance.

At the beginning and close of the ceremony appropriate music was played by Miss Blakeley, the chapel organist. The carriages were supplied by Mr George begins, of Mexborough.

The present from friends and relatives were both numerous and costly, and the ones that will perhaps be valued most by the bride are silver but today and nine, and a silver and glass biscuit jar, presented by the members of the Wesleyan Chapel Sewing Class, and a handsome Balaklava, subscribed for by the workmen at the Saw Mills.