‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – the Ancestors of Celia Imrie in the British Newspaper Archive

Posted on October 11th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

The wedding notice for the marriage of Miss Adeline Blois – The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, Friday 2 June 1905

We loved learning about the ancestors of Celia Imrie in the most recent episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Truly, it was a fascinating mixture of alleged treason, political intrigue and murder – just the sort of thing that people are well curious about.

Although Celia Imrie’s family ancestors from the 17th Century might be just beyond the reach of the Archive (although there are scores of newspaper articles on 8x-g-grandfather, William Lord Russell), we found stories about her more recent ancestors.

We did a quick search for her grandmother, Adeline Blois, and found this very interesting description of her wedding. As well as offering a brief overview of her character, this wedding notice also provides a brief summary of her ancestry. So although it’s just a short report, it’s terrific material for family historians. The Archive also contains reports about Adeline buying wedding gifts and the charitable work she carried out.

You can learn more about Miss Adeline Blois (and other ancestors of Celia Imrie) in the Archive!

newspaper report on the the wedding of the grandmother of celia imrie

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Friday 2 June 1905

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