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Rachel Hesse, formerly of Williamsville, recently married Matthew Johnson in Ripon, England.

RIPON >> Rachel Hesse and Matthew Johnson were married at Fountain's Abbey on July 2.

Hesse, born in Williamsville, Vt., attended Newfane Elementary School, Leland & Gray Middle School, the Putney School and Brattleboro Union High School, from which she graduated in June 2000. After completing a bachelor of science degree from McGill University in Montreal, Hesse relocated to England where she met her future husband while both were pursuing graduate degrees at Oxford University.

Johnson, currently a professor of Modern British History at Durham University, was born and raised in Compton, England, where the couple currently reside.