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Unidentified bride and groom

Unidentified bride and groom

A carte-de-visite portrait of an unidentified bride and groom.

Photographed by Mr and Mrs Bustin of Hereford.

Richard Britton Bustin was born at Barnstaple in Devon in 1836, the son of Richard Bustin, a 'spirit dealer' (1851 census). In 1853 he married Mary Ann Warren at St Giles in London. The couple appear on the 1861 census living at Victoria Street in Hereford with their four daughters and one son. For his profession Richard gave 'Master of School of Artists.' Mary Ann, born in London's St Pancras district in or about 1837, described herself as a 'Photographer.'

In 1881 he gave 'Art Master' as his profession while Mary Ann, now calling herself Marion, described herself as an 'Artist.' By 1891 he was a 'wine and spirit merchant' in Bristol. A trade directory for 1894 lists him as the publican at The Griffin, 41 Colston Street, Bristol. The pub, now called The Gryphon, is still there.

Richard died in 1898, aged 66. The death was recorded in the district of Hereford.


Code: 125990
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