Matilda Mary D'Arcy Atherley was the daughter of Mark Kerr Atherley and Martha (nee Bowen) Atherley.
There is only one record of a Matilda Atherley in the England Census, located in her uncle's house on Census night 1871. Her year of birth is 1852. Without additional information, it seems as though this is reasonable for a marriage in 1879. She would be 26 or 27y depending on when in the year she was born.
She is not included in 1871 England Census where the family is living at Teignmouth, Devon.
She married Alexander Porter in 1879, at St. James's Church, Cheltenham. The groom was a surgeon Major of Her Majesty's Indian Army, and the youngest son of the late Alexander Porter, of Beech-hill, Co. Down, Ireland. Note: In the statutory records the bride is indexed as "Matilda Mary D'A Atherley" whereas the newspaper announcements have her named printed as "Maud Mary D'Arcy Atherley"
↑ England and Wales Civil Registration, Mar Qtr 1879, Cheltenham 6a, 511
↑ "Marriages," Citizen (Gloucester, England), 6 Mar 1879, p2 accessed through the British Library Newspapers Database
↑ "Marriages," The Hampshire Advertiser, 8 Mar 1879, p4 accessed through the British Library Newspapers Database
↑ "Marriages," The Cheltenham Looker-On etc., 8 Mar 1879, p155 accessed through the British Library Newspapers Database
↑ "Marriages," The Cheltenham Chronicle and Parish Register and General Advertiser for Gloucester, 11 Mar 1879, p5 accessed through the British Library Newspapers Database
↑ "Marriages," The Bath Chronicle, 13 Mar 1879, p3 accessed through the British Library Newspapers Database