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23rd Jul '17 7:00:16 AM erracht
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* Another contemporary Scottish anecdote concerns the celebrated piper John ''Ban'' MacKenzie, who was Piper to Davidson of Tulloch. Allegedly, his employer wanted to (bigamously!) elope with the heiress Maria MacKenzie and used John ''Ban'' as his go-between. The piper, however, was a handsome man, and in 1833, she ended up eloping with him instead. In need of a job, John ''Ban'', who was a master of his art, was taken on by the Marquis of Breadalbane; he had to be single for the position, so Maria lived apart from him. Eventually, though, John ''Ban'' was compelled to admit to the Marquis that he was married; the latter took it well and brokered a reconciliation between both John ''Ban'' and Davidson and Maria and her uncle.

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* Another contemporary Scottish anecdote concerns the celebrated piper John ''Ban'' MacKenzie, Mackenzie, who was Piper to Davidson of Tulloch. Allegedly, his employer wanted to (bigamously!) elope with the heiress Maria MacKenzie Mackenzie and used John ''Ban'' as his go-between. The piper, however, was a handsome man, and in 1833, she ended up eloping with him instead. In need of a job, John ''Ban'', who was a master of his art, was taken on by the Marquis of Breadalbane; he had to be single for the position, so Maria lived apart from him. Eventually, though, John ''Ban'' was compelled to admit to the Marquis that he was married; the latter took it well and brokered a reconciliation between both John ''Ban'' and Davidson and Maria and her uncle.
23rd Jul '17 6:58:00 AM erracht
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* Another contemporary Scottish anecdote concerns the celebrated piper John ''Ban'' Mackenzie, who was Piper to Davidson of Tulloch. Allegedly, his employer wanted to elope with the heiress Maria Mackenzie and used John ''Ban'' as his go-between. The piper, however, was a handsome man, and in 1833, she ended up eloping with him instead. In need of a job, John ''Ban'', who was a master of his art, was taken on by the Marquis of Breadalbane; he had to be single for the job, so Maria lived apart from him. Eventually, though, John ''Ban'' was compelled to admit to the Marquis that he was married; the latter took it well and brokered a reconciliation between both John ''Ban'' and Davidson and Maria and her uncle.

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* Another contemporary Scottish anecdote concerns the celebrated piper John ''Ban'' Mackenzie, MacKenzie, who was Piper to Davidson of Tulloch. Allegedly, his employer wanted to (bigamously!) elope with the heiress Maria Mackenzie MacKenzie and used John ''Ban'' as his go-between. The piper, however, was a handsome man, and in 1833, she ended up eloping with him instead. In need of a job, John ''Ban'', who was a master of his art, was taken on by the Marquis of Breadalbane; he had to be single for the job, position, so Maria lived apart from him. Eventually, though, John ''Ban'' was compelled to admit to the Marquis that he was married; the latter took it well and brokered a reconciliation between both John ''Ban'' and Davidson and Maria and her uncle.
23rd Jul '17 6:52:30 AM erracht
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* Scotland seems to be a country where elopement was an accepted fact of life. A story is told of Archibald Chisholm, who became an officer in the Black Watch in 1841. As the story goes, Archibald wanted to marry Maria Frances Lynch, who was of a very wealthy, well-connected family. Apparently due to her brother's disapproval, Maria's father withdrew his consent. In what must be one of the boldest elopements on record, a priest was brought into the bride's home at night who married Archibald and Maria in the kitchen; in the morning, Archibald informed her father of the fact and drove her away to Glasgow for a church wedding. Just in case Maria's family were to attempt to pursue them, officers from Archibald's regiment were standing guard along the way! The marriage is said to have been a happy one.
* Another contemporary Scottish anecdote concerns the celebrated piper John ''Ban'' Mackenzie, who was Piper to Davidson of Tulloch. Allegedly, his employer wanted to elope with the heiress Maria Mackenzie and used John ''Ban'' as his go-between. The piper, however, was a handsome man, and in 1833, she ended up eloping with him instead. In need of a job, John ''Ban'', who was a master of his art, was taken on by the Marquis of Breadalbane; he had to be single for the job, so Maria lived apart from him. Eventually, though, John ''Ban'' was compelled to admit to the Marquis that he was married; the latter took it well and brokered a reconciliation between both John ''Ban'' and Davidson and Maria and her uncle.
21st Jul '17 8:08:33 AM erracht
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* Alice, the beautiful young daughter of James Douglas, the first Governor of British Columbia, fell in love with Charles Good, her father's secretary. Governor Douglas forbade them to see each other; in 1861, when Alice was 17, they caused public sensation by sailing to the nearby United States and being married by a justice of the peace. On their return, Douglas saw that they were properly married in the Anglican Church. The event was immortalized in the song "Chief Douglas' Daughter". The union did not lasts, however, and was dissolved in 1878, after which Alice remarried.

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* Alice, the beautiful young daughter of James Douglas, the first Governor of British Columbia, fell in love with Charles Good, her father's secretary. Governor Douglas forbade them to see each other; in 1861, when Alice was 17, they caused public sensation by sailing to the nearby United States and being married by a justice of the peace. On their return, Douglas saw that they were properly married in the Anglican Church. The event was immortalized in the song "Chief Douglas' Daughter". The union did not lasts, last, however, and was dissolved in 1878, after which Alice remarried.
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* Alice, the beautiful young daughter of James Douglas, the first Governor of British Columbia, fell in love with Charles Good, her father's secretary. Governor Douglas forbade them to see each other; in 1861, when Alice was 17, they caused public sensation by sailing to the nearby United States and being married by a justice of the peace. On their return, Douglas saw that they were properly married in the Anglican Church. The event was immortalized in the song "Chief Douglas' Daughter". The union did not lasts, however, and was dissolved in 1878, after which Alice remarried.
20th Jul '17 6:48:51 AM erracht
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* The 17th-century aristocratic French writer Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force fell in love with a much younger man, Charles Briou, whose family did not approve of their union. When Charles was locked up at home, the resourceful de la Force visited the Brious with a theater troupe disguise as a dancing bear. She managed to get access to him in this guise; they ran off and got married with the King's permission. Unfortunately, Charles had a highly-placed and influential father; his family had the marriage annulled and Charles locked up in a madhouse. Perhaps unsurprisingly, de la Force published the fairy tale ''Persinette'' in 1698; an early version of ''Rapunzel'', it also deals with the theme of forbidden love.

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* The 17th-century aristocratic French writer Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force fell in love with a much younger man, Charles Briou, whose family did not approve of their union. When Charles was locked up at home, the resourceful de la Force visited the Brious with a theater troupe disguise disguised as a dancing bear. She managed to get access to him in this guise; they ran off and got married with the King's permission. Unfortunately, Charles had a highly-placed and influential father; his family had the marriage annulled and Charles locked up in a madhouse. Perhaps unsurprisingly, de la Force published the fairy tale ''Persinette'' in 1698; an early version of ''Rapunzel'', it also deals with the theme of forbidden love.




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* Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, married his Pennsylvanian wife, Emma Hale, by eloping to nearby New York in 1827. The reason Emma's father gave for disapproving of the match was that, beside being a stranger, he could not approve of Smith's "occupation", which at the time involved (unsuccessfully) using "psychic powers" to look for minerals and hidden treasure.
20th Jul '17 6:29:22 AM erracht
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* The 17th-century aristocratic French writer Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force fell in love with a much younger man, Charles Briou, whose family did not approve of their union. When Charles was locked up at home, the resourceful de la Force visited the Brious with a theater troupe disguise as a dancing bear. She managed to get access to him in this guise; they ran off and got married with the King's permission. Unfortunately, Charles had a highly-placed and influential father; his family had the marriage annulled and Charles locked up in a madhouse. Perhaps unsurprisingly, de la Force published the fairy tale ''Persinette'' in 1698; an early version of ''Rapunzel'', it also deals with the theme of forbidden love.
19th Jul '17 5:09:02 AM erracht
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* In 1795 the then-Army Lieutenant and future short-lived President of the United States William Henry Harrison wanted to marry Anna Tuthill Symes, but her father, a judge, disapproved of the match and would not sanction the relationship. They were married when the father was away. Supposedly, when Judge Symes returned and demanded to know how Harrison meant to support his daughter, he gallantly replied "by my sword, and my own right arm, sir."

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* In 1795 the then-Army Lieutenant officer and future short-lived President of the United States William Henry Harrison wanted to marry Anna Tuthill Symes, but her father, a judge, disapproved of the match and would not sanction the relationship. They were married when the father was away. Supposedly, when Judge Symes returned and demanded to know how Harrison meant to support his daughter, he gallantly replied "by my sword, and my own right arm, sir."
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* In 1795 the then-Army Lieutenant and future short-lived President of the United States William Henry Harrison wanted to marry Anna Tuthill Symes, but her father, a judge, refused to consent, due to a disparity in wealth and social class.

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* In 1795 the then-Army Lieutenant and future short-lived President of the United States William Henry Harrison wanted to marry Anna Tuthill Symes, but her father, a judge, refused to consent, due to a disparity in wealth disapproved of the match and social class.
would not sanction the relationship. They were married when the father was away. Supposedly, when Judge Symes returned and demanded to know how Harrison meant to support his daughter, he gallantly replied "by my sword, and my own right arm, sir."
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* The "Catholic Monarchs" of Spain, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille were united in this way in 1469. While Isabella was still the heiress presumptive of Castille, her half-brother, King Henry IV, promised her that he would not force her to marry, while stipulating that she would not marry against his will. However, he broke his promise and made several attempts to arrange marriages for her that Isabella found unacceptable; she averted this by eloping with her cousin Ferdinand, the future King of Aragon, whom she considered a more fitting match. This strained her relationship with her brother, but after his death, she managed to get herself proclaimed Queen. Isabella's marriage to Ferdinand effectively united Spain in the long term.
* In 1795 the then-Army Lieutenant and future short-lived President of the United States William Henry Harrison wanted to marry Anna Tuthill Symes, but her father, a judge, refused to consent, due to a disparity in wealth and social class.
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