Quick marriage

Source Newcastle Courant

Date: September 26 1767

At Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire. The sorrowful widower, unable to bear the thoughts of a single state, set off the next morning and was married to a woman at Linton. At their return in the evening to Shelford, the dead wife was removed from his bed into a coffin to give way for the new-married couple to celebrate their nuptials. The coffin continued in the room all night.