Rowbottom – Sennitt


Rowbottom – Sennitt Wedding

Ethel Rowbottom is my great aunt and daughter of Fred Rowbottom and Frances Emily Brough.

Ethel was born in 1899 in Parkgate, Rotherham and died at the age of 89 in Halifax.

Ethel and her husband, Percy Sennitt, knew each other from being babies as they were next door neighbours when the 1901 Census was conducted.

Below is a newspaper article published a few days after Ethel and Percy married in Saint Mary’s Church, Greasbrough.


Saint Mary’s Church


WEDDING. – On Tuesday afternoon the marriage of Mr. Percy Sennett, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Sennett, of Parkgate, and Miss Ethel Rowbottom, eldest daughter of Mrs. Rowbottom, of Scooby street, Greasbro’, took place at the Parish Church, the Rev. H. T. W. Butler, M.A., officiating.

The bride, who was given away by her brother (Mr. Fred Rowbottom), wore an ivy satin dress trimmed with orange blossom, and veil to match, and carried a bouquet of narcissi and maiden hair fern.


Frances, Lily & Ethel Rowbottom

The bridesmaids were the Misses Clara and Francis Rowbottom (sisters of the bride), Miss Mary Sennett (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss Gladys Bedford, of Sheffield, Master Desmond Jackson, accompanied by Miss Marjorie Sennett, acting as page boy.

Mr. Wilfred Sennett was the best man and Mr. James Rowbottom groomsman.

A reception was held in the Parkgate Congregational Church Schoolroom.

2 Responses to “Rowbottom – Sennitt”

  1. Alyson Mannion Says:

    Reading the account of the Rowbottom – Sennitt marriage, I am reminded my great aunt Annie (nee Schofield) married a Wilfred Sennitt and they lived up Arthur Street. I visited them as a child with my grandma. They had no children of their own. Annie sadly committed suicide when I was a child. It wasnt her first attempt, and I have a hazy memory of Wilf coming to our house to find my grandma. In the past, people concealed things like this, but our family shows a strong genetic link to depression and I think its about time people brought things like this out in the open.

  2. Steve Bartholomew Says:

    Hi, i love at 105 south street, and have just read your article. Feel free to get in touch if you wish to see pictures of the house.

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