Family:Claude Askew and Alice Leake (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2][3] 10 Jul 1900 Paddington, Middlesex, EnglandChrist Church, Lancaster Gate
24 Oct 1962 Berkshire, England
“There was a large and fashionable congregation on Tuesday afternoon at Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, to witness the marriage of Mr. Claude Arthur Cary Askew, second son of the late Rev. John Askew, M.A., to Miss Alice Jane de Courcey Leake, only surviving daughter of the late Lieut.-Colonel Henry Leake, late 44th and 70th Regiments, and of Mrs. Leake, 3, Westbourne Street, Hyde Park. The bridegroom, who is the proprietor of the Anglo-American Exchange, of London, New York, and Paris, has a host of friends and acquaintances among American visitors now in London, many of whom were present at the ceremony. A choral service was held, and the Rev. Preb. Ridgeway, M.A., Vicar of Christ Church, officiated. The bride, who was given away by her brother, wore a dress of white satin, trimmed with Honiton lace, the gift of her mother, and carried a beautiful bouquet composed of white orchids, white heather, and stephanotis. She was attended by Master Fowler, who was dressed in a blue and white satin page’s costume of the time of Charles I., and by four bridesmaids—Miss Cotton Browne, Miss Florence Nelson, Miss Bertha Graham, and Miss Cicely Burdon, who wore white Ottoman satin dresses, trimmed with chiffon and pale blue velvet, with large white chip hats, trimmed with ostrich feathers. They carried bouquets of white iris and lilies of the valley. Mr. Hugh Askew, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. A reception was afterwards held at 3, Westbourne-street, among the guests being Mr. And Mrs. Aubrey Leake, Mr. Hugh Askew, Mr. And Mrs. Lake Walker, Lord and Lady Robertson, the Hon. Sybil Robertson, Sir Edward and Lady Wingfield, Sir Alfred and Lady Lyall, the Hon. Mr. Walter Pepys and Mrs. Pepys, General Kent, the Rev. J. Cotton Browne and Mrs. Cotton Browne, The Rev. Prebendary Ridgeway, Colonel Berkeley, Colonel Fowler and Mrs. Fowler, Captain Johnstone and Mrs. Johnstone, and many others. The presents were very handsome, and numbered over two hundred. The bridegroom’s gift to the bride included a pearl and diamond necklace, massive silver toilet set, and a diamond sapphire and ruby bracelet; and to the bridesmaids, pearl and turquoise brooches. Among other presents were the following:– Large silver bowl, Mr. Hugh Askew; gold jewelled chain, Lord and Lady Robertson; gold bracelet, General Kent; handsome dessert service, and turquoise and diamond pendants, Mrs. Askew; turquoise ring, Mrs. Holland; silver card case, Mrs Leake; case of fish knives and forks, Mr. Cotton Browne; stand and lamp, Mr. Lake Walker. Later in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Askew left for the Continent, where they will spend their honeymoon.” S3
  1. General Register Office (GRO) – Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage – issued 23 June, 2004.
  2. The Times, Friday, July 13, 1900, No. 36,193, cover page, column 1 – MARRIAGES.

    ASKEW : LEAKE—On the 10th July, at Christ Church, Lancaster-gate, by the Rev. Prebendary Ridgeway, Vicar, CLAUDE ARTHUR CARY ASKEW, second son of the late Rev. John Askew, M.A., to ALICE JANE DE COURCY, only surviving daughter of the late Lt,-Col. LEAKE late 44th and 70th Regiments, and Mrs. Leake, of 3, Westbourne-street, Hyde-park.” >

  3. Unidentifed newspaper clipping with an unsigned article, entitled: 'A Picturesque Wedding'.

    "This clipping was amongst the documents, papers and photographs I received from my aunt Jill (Gillian) Askew in 2008. Jill is the youngest daughter and only surviving child of Alice and Claude Askew" —R.C.A. (Robinca)