Edith Mary HADWEN 
- Born: Abt 1857, Luddenden Lancashire
- Marriage (1): Dr George Edward SHUTTLEWORTH BA (Hons) MD LSA MRCS  3rd Qtr 1879 in Lancaster
- Died: Jul 1947 aged about 90
Marriage of Miss Hadwen.
On Wednesday last the marriage of Miss Hadwen, eldest daughter of Henry Hadwen, Esq., of Ashfield, Lancaster, to G.E. Shuttleworth, Esq., M.D. of Lancaster, superintendent of the Royal Albert Asylum, was celebrated in St Paul's Church, Scotforth. It was understood that the time fixed for the ceremony to take place was 11 o'clock, and the general interest in the event was manifested by the church being crowded with spectators. Shortly after eleven Dr Shuttleworth, attended by the groomsman, Dr Beech, Dr Messiah, Mr Thornton, and Mr W.G. Welch, entered the church from the vestry, and took up a position in the front of the altar. Immediately afterwards, the bride, leaning on the arm of her cousin, Mr Hadwen, and accompanied by four bridesmaids, Miss Benson, Miss Kate Benson, Miss Dora Hadwen, and Miss F.E. Hadwen, walked up the church to the altar. The bride wore a dress of white satin, with brocaded front, and trimmed with Brussels lace and stephanotis flowers; and an orange reef with Brussels lace veil. The bridesmaids wore dresses of ecru cashmere, trimmed with ivy leaves, caps trimmed with ivy leaves and scarlet berries, and mittens; and each carried a small basket of flowers. The bride wore pearl ornaments and a gold bracelet, the gift of the bridegroom; and the bridesmaids wore handsome silver locket's and chains, also presented by the bridegroom. The ceremony was performed by the Rev W.L. Martin, M.A. vicar of Bethisfield, Flintshire, assisted by the Rev W. Armitage. In the afternoon the bride and bridegroom left for the Continent where they will spend their honeymoon. The presents numbered over 200, a large number of which were costly and beautiful. They included the following: from the Misses Benson two of the bridesmaids, and half sisters of Dr Shuttleworth, a case of handsome ivory handled desert knives and forks; from Miss Dora Hadwen, silver cover dish and silver salver; from Miss F.E. Hadwen, silver cover dish and silver egg stand; from Mr Hadwen, a grand pianoforte; from Mrs Hadwen, a walnut cabinet, and a variety of useful and ornamental plated and Chinese articles; and several beautiful pictures from Mr and Mrs T. Storey; a large silver salver and desert knives and forks, from the officers and staff of the Royal Albert Asylum; a very beautiful 5 o'clock tea service of Dunmore China, by Mrs E Sharp; a China tea service from Miss Ford, Morecambe Lodge; a beautiful cut glass flower vase on guilt stand from Miss De Vitre; a mahogany writing case from Mr J.C. Moon; a handsome silver tea urn, silver teaspoons, silver and electro gilt desert service, silver entree dish, silver plated soup tureen, a very beautiful cut glass biscuit box with silver stand and lid, case of silver salts, two cases of silver napkin rings, several very beautiful glass and china vases, and a number of books of all sizes and descriptions
Edith an extroverted woman was not happy in her marriage, her grandaughter Nancy Fenn enjoyed the rather unconvential company of her grandmother, who taught her to play billards. The unattributed, undated newspaper article below is instructive of Edith's personality.
Whistle For A Miss
Grandmother At Billiards
by James Dunn
Watching women play billiards is a study in grace and temerament. Since Miss Ruth Harrison become a professional player last year there is no amateur women billiards champion of Great Britain, so they are seeking one in a competition that, among other places began at Burwat Hall Soho Square W yesterday.
In this London qualifying section they were 21 competitors including Lady Constance Childe-Pemberton who is 62.
Mrs Shuttleworth, who had bought her grandaughter, charming Nancy Fenn, to watch her play Mrs Stills in the preliminary round enjoys playing billiards, but she does not believe that the billiards room is a sanctuary of silence.
When she misses an easy shot she whistles in disgust; when she gets into an awkward position she does not hesitate to denounce the balls as "blighted" and when her opponent makes a good stroke she cheerfully calls "Oh good shot"
Mrs Sills plays billiards as if she were bent on making the balls behave when she accidentally potted the white she said "Sorry" and chalked her cue with the determination of a woman who would see to it that such a thing never happened again.
During the game of 200 up there were no big breaks but the game was good to watch if only for the grace and sportsmanship shown by the players. Every time Mrs Stills fluked, Miss Nancy Fenn sniffed, but Mrs Shuttleworth smiled her jolly smile.
Mrs Stills ran out winner by 200 points to 163. Her best break was 19, and Mrs Shuttleworth, the jolliest of losers, broke down as an unlucky 13.
Lindrum may be the world's greatest billiards player, but I would sooner hear Mrs Shuttleworth whistle after a bad miss, than I would watch him make a 1000 break.
1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Royal Albert Asylum Scotforth Lancashire. Edith is recorded as a wife aged 24 born Lancashire
2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Royal Albert Asylum Scotforth Lancashire. Edith is recorded as a married housewife aged 34 born Luddenden LAN
3. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Ancaster House Richmond SRY. Edith is recorded as a wife aged 44 born Lancaster LAN
Edith married Dr George Edward SHUTTLEWORTH BA (Hons) MD LSA MRCS  [MRIN: 165] 3rd Qtr 1879 in Lancaster. (Dr George Edward SHUTTLEWORTH BA (Hons) MD LSA MRCS  was born on 16 Nov 1842 in Edgbaston Warwickshire, died on 28 May 1928 in Hampstead LND MDX and was buried in All Saints Church Hertford.)
Births Deaths Marriages Index England & Wales Ref: Marriage July - Sept ¼ Lancaster 8e 937