Sewell vs. Monypenny

    The following persons are mentioned on this page. Click on the name for further details and use your browser's "back" button to return to this page. Please note that marriage between cousins wasn't (and apparently still isn't) illegal in the U.K. Click here for a list of forbidden marriages.

    Circa 1838, Charlotte Monypenny paid  £1,100 to purchase a commission for her fiancé and first cousin, Robert Honywood Monypenny. Robert died in 1839 before returning to England for the marriage.

    In 1844, Charlotte married {Reverend} Henry Doyle Sewell who decided the £1,100 was really just sort of a temporary loan. He sued the heirs of Robert Honywood Monypenny for the repayment of this "loan." For full details, see the following newspaper item from the Daily News, London, Tuesday March 23, 1852.

Thanks to John Rees for this item. Click to visit his John's web site.

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Daily News, London, Tues. Mar. 23, 1852

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