Motor Car Romance.
YOUNG HEIRESS MARRtES HEE CHAUFFEUR.
Some further particulars ac publish >iv by the " Daily Chronicle " abo it the sumsing motor car romance which culiaiunr.ed the other day afe St. Peter's Church, Katun Square, London, m the marriage of a charming young heiress to .her father's former chauffeur. The bride was Miss Sarah Francos Constance Lilian Baldock, aged twenty-three, only daughter of Mr Edward Holmes Bildock, of 8 Grosvenor Place, London. S.W., nnd the bridegroom Mr Cyril Duvall Hishop, aged twenty-two, of Beaoh croft Avenue, Southall. Some two years ago ifc appears that Mr Baldock advertised for a ohaulfeur. he was desirous that his daughter should learn, m the vicinity of her country home, the mysteries of the motor car. It happened that just then young Uishop was thinking of establishing a motor factory at Melton Mowbray, a favourite resort of fashionable motorists. Hera was an opportunity of attaining his ambitions! With a capital of some .£6OO or .£7OO he commenced operations m a comparatively small way at Melton Mowbray. Nearly every day he spent an hour or so coaching Mr Baidock's daughter m the art of motoring. After a few months Bhe displayed considerable profioienoy, and became accustomed to riding alone. But one day she had an accident. By some means she collided with a gate, and although she escaped unhurt, she considsrably damaged the motor car. The outcome of it was thst Mr Bishop accompanied her as before m her journeyings, and the Colonel's daughter conceived a great liking for the chaff ueur, and quickly her feelings ripened into love. Ultimately Mr Baldock became aware of the state of affairs, and immediately there was trouble. He talked the matter o?or with his chauffeur, an:l the interview assumed a somewhat stormy character. Mr Baldock was disposed to treat hia chauffeur with every kindness, But Sir Biahopis reported to have taken umbrage, and, declaring that he could no longer remain m hia service, left. That was about twelve months ago. Now deeply m lova, the Colonel' 3 daughter continued to communicate wilh Mr Bishop after he had closed his fact ry at Melton Mowbray, and left the place. Mr Baldock had another interview with Mr Bishop, and, it is eaid, offered him £10,000 if he would break off the match. The young man met the offer frankly. He asked that the wishes of the young lady be ascertained. If she was desirous of givingl him up he would abide by her decision; but under no ciroumstances would he accept the .£10,000.1 As might perhaps have heen expected, the young lady would [have Mr Bishop at any cost. And she has achieved the union. For throughout the young couple have had to encounter the strongest opposition from the youug lady's parents. Indeed, Mr Baldock put the case into the hands of Sir George Lewis, but even his efforts failed to terminate the romance. On the day before the wedding various legal formalities m connection with her fortune were settled. It is understood that she will hsve m her own right, under two settlements, the sum ot 1 .£300.000 on the death of her parents. She has at the pre3onttime an annual allowance of £1000. Through he solicitor she has made »n arrangement whereby her husband's future prosperity will be well secured m the event of her death.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6605, 26 June 1905
Motor Car Romance. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6605, 26 June 1905
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