Henrietta (Etty) Maud JULIUS 
- Born: 5 Apr 1891, Colombo Ceylon.
- Marriage (1): Col Bryan Norman ABBAY  on 28 Oct 1913 in Earl Soham SFK
- Marriage (2): Llewelyn B L HUGHES  1 Qtr 1931 in Reg Hartley Wintney HAM
- Died: Apr 1983 aged 92
A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Capt Bryan Norman Abbay, 27th Light Cav., eldest son of Canon Richard Abbay, of Earl Soham, Suffolk, and Etty Maud, youngest daughter of Villers Alexander Julius, of Sheen House, Colombo, Ceylon.
Ref: Homeward Mail from India, China and the East October 11, 1913
Marriage of Captain Bryan Abbay and Miss Julius.
Earl Soham was astir on Tuesday on the occasion of the marriage of Captain Norman Bryan Abbay, eldest son of Canon and Mrs Abbay, and Miss E.M. Julius of Columbo, Ceylon. Captain Abbay spent his boyhood in this village, and being held in high esteem the inhabitants of the village were very pleased, that owing to the brides father being in Ceylon, the ceremony was to take place at Earl Soham, as it gave them an opportunity of showing their regard for the popular son of popular rector.
Capt Abbay joined the 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment in February, 1900, obtaining promotion at the following October. The Battalion was in Burma, but went to India in 1901, and near the end of the year proceeded to South Africa. Capt Abbay saw a good deal of service on the Blockhouse Line, and was awarded the War Medals with 4 clasps. The war was finished before he was 21. He then transferred to the 1st Battalion Essex Regiment, and returned to India, where he was transferred in 1904 to the 27th Light Cavalry Indian Army, in which he became Captain in 1909. During the past 5 years he has been on the Northern Frontier of Burma and has been awarded the McGregor Medal, which is only awarded once a year by the Indian Institute for reconnaissance work in the unexplored country to the north of Burma. The brides father belongs to a well known family in Ceylon intimately connected with the legal profession, her uncle Sir C. Layard having been Chief Justice.
Tuesday's wedding was a notable event in many ways. There was a large gathering of relatives, friends and parishioners, and interested spectators came from all parts of the countryside. The bridegroom who looked every inch a soldier, wore the uniform of his regiment: French grey, with silver facing: and had as his best man Mr F.V. Clerke, Political Officer of the Northeast Frontier, Burma, and was associated with Capt Abbay in the settling of Tawlong feud of 17 years standing in Upper Burma.
The bride was escorted to the church by her cousin, Mr William Fitzgerald, of Framlington Earl, Norfolk, who gave her away. She looked charming in a gown of white broche silk trimmed with orange blossoms and wore a vale of old Limerick lace, lent by the bridegroom's mother. She carried a bouquet of lilies, tied with the bridegroom's regimental colours. She was attended by 2 little cousins, Doreen and Sheila Fitzgerald, in white dresses with pink sashes. They carried early Victorian posies and wore Moonstone broaches, the gift of the bridegroom. The Venerable Archdeacon Lawrence conducted the service, assisted by the Rev Canon Abbay father of the bridegroom, and the Rev T.K. Norman, the bridegroom's uncle. The Archdeacon giving an impressive address. The hymns were "How welcome was the call", "O perfect love" and "All people that on earth do dwell" the service concluding with the "Wedding March" (Mendelssohn) played by the organist Mr C. Wright. At the same time the bells broke out in a merry peel, which was continued at intervals during the afternoon. The church had been charmingly decorated with flowers by Miss Hope Russell and Miss Abbe, and two effective arches of evergreens, chrysanthemums and dahlias had been erected by the Rectory gardener at the entrance to the Church and at the entrance to the Rectory grounds. As the happy couple passed from the Church to the Rectory, which is close by, they passed between a long double row of Territorials from the Framlingham members of the 4th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment commanded by Lt H.F. Ling. In the afternoon a reception was held at the Rectory by Mrs Fowness Wilson of Framlingham Earl, Norfolk, aunt of the bride, at which many friends in the neighbourhood were present.
The many beautiful presents were much admired and the guests had the pleasure of tasting the bride cake, cut by the bride with her husband sword. Among the presents was an engraved silver salver, with the following inscription on it: "Presented to Captain Bryan Norman Abbay by the inhabitants of Earl Soham on his marriage October 28, 1913".
Later Captain and Mrs Abbay left for their honeymoon in Aldeburgh in a motor car. The brides travelling dress was of grey broche velvet trimmed with skunk, her hat being of black velvet with a grey feather. They had a hearty sendoff, and amidst the clanging of the bells could be heard a bugle call blown by the Territorial Bugler on the old bugle used by the Essex Regiment in Paardeberg.
Ref: Framlingham Weekly News Saturday, 1 November 1913.
1. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Apsley House Torquay. Henrietta is recorded as Ettie M a pupil aged 9 born Ceylon
Henrietta married Col Bryan Norman ABBAY  [MRIN: 265], son of Rev Canon Richard ABBAY  and Janet NORMAN , on 28 Oct 1913 in Earl Soham SFK. (Col Bryan Norman ABBAY  was born on 6 Jun 1881 in Earl Soham SFK and died on 19 Jan 1947 in Meru East Kenya..)
Henrietta next married Llewelyn B L HUGHES  [MRIN: 8470] 1 Qtr 1931 in Reg Hartley Wintney HAM.