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PrimroseSarah Ann Powys-Lybbe, née Bartholomew.
Ruling Councillor of the Primrose League St Stephen's Habitation.
Primrose

Sarah Ann Bartholomew was born on 17th January 1851 at All Saints, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire . She married William Reginald Lybbe Powys-Lybbe (born 'Powys') on the 25th September 1880 at the British Vice Consulate, Boulogne sur Mer, France and at St John's Church there. They had issue three sons and one daughter. After the death of her first husband she married Charles Wright Edwards on the 15th May 1889 at St Mary's Parish Church, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, they had no issue. She died on the 30th March 1895 at 'Chaucers House', Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
The award of the Grand Star 2nd Grade, detailed below with it's accompanying letter, was the normal reward for services as a Ruling Councillor.
Sarah's Grand Star Diploma
Sarah's Grand Star letter

William Reginald Lybbe Powys-Lybbe was born on the 15th December 1856 at 'Sea View', Holdenhurst, Bournemouth, Dorset. His first wife Christina Cecilia Haywood died 29th December 1879, he then married Sarah Ann Bartholomew on the 25th September 1880. The certificate below shows the award of the Grand Star 3rd Grade, this for services as President of the Divisional Council, a high position, within the Primrose League. He died on the 4th April 1888 at 'The Croft', Wallingford.
William's Grand Star Diploma

The Silk item below containing a Laudatory message aimed at The Prince and Princess of Wales (later to become King Edward V11 and Queen Alexander), a copy of which was presumably sent, hence the reply.
The O.M. suffix to Sarah Powys-Lybbe name would equate to 'Dame of the Order of Merit' a reward conferred by the Primrose League.
Silk laudatory
Relpy to laudatory
The letter below is a reply to an unknown item of correspondence sent to the Prince and Princess of Wales by William Reginald Lybbe Powys-Lybbe, when Mayor of Wallingford, in relation to their Silver Wedding Celebrations. He was, at 28 years of age, the youngest ever Mayor of Wallingford and served 1885-88.
Reply to Mayor's Laudatory

The letter below from H.M. Queen Victoria acknowledging receipt of a statue of Prince Albert. This gift probably to do with her Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Letter from Queen Victoria

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A debt of gratitude goes to Mr. T. F. Powys-Lybbe for all the help he has given and the data he has willingly supply.
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Updated 26th October 2012.
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