No impediment to love – Aberdeen Press and Journal 01 July 1799:
A marriage was on Tuesday celebrated at Wells, which excited a considerable degree of curiosity and entertainment.
The bride, Mary Evans, was born without arms, but enjoyed the use of her feet in such a manner as to be able, by her toes, to cut out watch papers, and work at her needle with singular facility; for many years past she has attended the principal fairs as a show, and thereby acquired a fortune of nearly 800l.
The driver of her caravan, a young man named Simpson, was the object of her choice.
During the ceremony, some difficulty arose as to the disposing of the ring, the bride not having a finger on which to place it; but, at the earnest solicitation of the parties, this form was dispensed with.