Thursday 11 October 2012

A Poem on the Marriage of Edward Tyldesley and Ann Fleetwood 1656

Edward Tyldesley 1635-1685 was the son of Sir Thomas Tyldesley 1612-1651 the Cavalier, and father of Col. Thomas Tyldesley 1657-1715 the Diarist. He married Anne Fleetwood in 1656.

To celebrate the wedding, Sir Aston Cokayne, a fellow Catholic and Royalist, wrote a verse which he later published as part of his collection entitled A Chain of Golden Poems in 1658 [FN1].
47. Upon the Marriage of Mr. Edward Tilsly, and Mrs. Anne Fleetwood. 
So all your fears are past; you both are sped,
And have no trouble but to go to bed:
Where (what young married couples love the best)
I wish you a good night with little rest. 

1. A Chain of Golden Poems, Sir Aston Cokayne, 1658