On Edward and Emily Weddall’s marriage certificate the address 64 Petherton Rd Islington, London as his address. The sea captain it appears took rooms there before his marriage to Emily. As he was retired at that stage he may have made London his home for a time. His health may have not been great and living in the city with access to modern medicine and physicians had it’s benefits. He and his new bride Emily, may have lived there for some time, as they are unaccounted for until the following year, when they moved to Ireland.
The leafy suburb was mostly rented out as rooms in larger houses and was probably a transient community.The below advert in the Islington Daily Gazette, from the turn of the century is an example of the accomodation on Petherton Road.