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Banns but no marriage

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Middy Report 28 Mar 2012 11:34


I am looking to see whether there is a marriage for Henry Charles Bridger to an Emily Bennett in 1873 - I have found that the banns have been read on Ancestry for 30 March, 6 and 13 April but cannot find the actual marriage.

Would anyone mind looking for me :-D

Many Thanks


Maddie Report 28 Mar 2012 11:37

England, Marriages, 1538–1973 ," Henry Charles Bridger (1873)

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Groom's Name: Henry Charles Bridger
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Emily Bennett
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 30 Mar 1873
Marriage Place: St. Mary'S, Lambeth, Surrey, England
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03346-9
System Origin: England-EASy
Source Film Number: 1041670
Reference Number: item 2


patchem Report 28 Mar 2012 11:38

What area?
And did they actually marry - as shown in 1881 census?


Middy Report 28 Mar 2012 11:40

Hi everyone

Bit of a long story - we have been struggling with this relative for some time now - he was a seaman in the Merchant Navy and drowned in 1875 - we found a marriage to Sarah Maria Quested in 1874 (in Lambeth) but have no other information - he appears to be a ghost, we have had another look today and see the marriage for Emily a year before - not sure if this is our relative but was trying to see if we could find that marriage cert on line to see if there were any clues

Thanks :-)


Andrew Report 28 Mar 2012 11:43

Is this correct family from 1881??

1881 England Census
about Henry C. Bridger
Name: Henry C. Bridger
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Emily E. Bridger
Gender: Male
Where born: Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: Tottenham
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Street Address: 7 Wingmore Rd
Condition as to marriage: Married

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Telegraph Instmt Mkr

Registration district: Edmonton
Sub-registration district: Tottenham
ED, institution, or vessel: 6
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1381
Folio: 23
Page Number: 39
Household Members: Name Age
Henry C. Bridger 25
Emily E. Bridger 27
Emily C. Bridger 3
Henry J. Bridger 1



Maddie Report 28 Mar 2012 11:44

the marraige on family search to sarah names his father as John bridger, have you found his birth


Maddie Report 28 Mar 2012 11:48

I think the 1881 census could be Henry Cullmore bridger born 1855 bethnal green


Middy Report 28 Mar 2012 11:51

Hi everyone,

I don't think it is him as our Henry Charles Bridger dies in 1875 - on the marriage certificate we have for the marriage in 1874 to Sarah Maria Quested (which is correct) confirms his dad as John (his profession was Coachman)



Thelma Report 28 Mar 2012 12:39

Any marriage will show in the GRO index
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915
about Sarah Maria Quested Name: Sarah Maria Quested
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1874
Registration district: Lambeth
Inferred County: Greater London, London, Surrey
Volume Number: 1d
Page Number: 713


Margee Report 28 Mar 2012 12:41

Looks like Sarah Maria remarried in 1878:

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
about Sarah Maria Budger Name: Sarah Maria Budger
[Sarah Maria Bridger]
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841
Spouse Name: James Pernin Ing
Spouse Age: 37
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 9 Jun 1878
Parish: Lambeth St Philip
Borough: Lambeth
Father Name: James Henry Queesteel
Spouse Father Name: William Ing
Register Type: Parish Register

She's listed as a widow.


Middy Report 28 Mar 2012 12:44

Hi Margee

Yes that is her second marriage to James Vernon Ing.

Just wish it was easy to find out information regarding Henry Charles Bridger - can't seem to get anywhere.


Maddie Report 28 Mar 2012 12:54

is this his death
would have bee born c 1825
Registration event: Death

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Name: BRIDGER, Henry Charles

Vessel : Adria

Country: At sea

Year: 1875

Page: 19

Age at death: 50

Record source: GRO Marine Death Indices (1846 to 1902)


Middy Report 28 Mar 2012 12:58

Hi Maddie

Yes that is his death - we have the certificate for that one


Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 28 Mar 2012 13:08

Banns also called 1867 Lambeth, for Sarah Maria Quested and George Garden, diagonal line runs through whole page, and next page, as does the entry for Henry in 1873.

Chris :)


Maddie Report 28 Mar 2012 13:17

his birth
Name: Henry Charles Bridger
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date: 15 Feb 1826
Baptism/Christening Place: Deal, Kent, England
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father's Name: John Bridger
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Bridger
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01604-1
System Origin: England-EASy
Source Film Number: 1786327
Reference Number: item 1 p 299
Source Citation

1861 ???????
HAMMOND, Caroline Wife Married F 32 1829
HAMMOND, Stephen M Son M 13 1848 Scholar
HAMMOND, Elizabeth M Daughter F 11 1850 Scholar
HAMMOND, Caroline M Daughter F 4 1857 Scholar
GISBEY, James Boarder Married M 27 1834 Carpenter
FRIEND, Alfred Boarder Unmarried M 21 1840 General Labourer
BRIDGER, Henry Boarder Unmarried M 34 1827 Mariner
548 Folio:
77 Page:
6 Registration District:

Civil Parish:
St Mary Municipal Borough:
Dover Address:
3, Market Place, St Mary, Dover County:


Middy Report 28 Mar 2012 13:24

Hi Chris

I didn't know she had been married before? The certificate confirms her as a spinister on the certificate Henry Charles - although I don't think people were always honest.

Hi Maddie

Yes we found both of those - just frustrating as like to tie in the information to make sure we have the right relative - gets so hard

xx Thanks for looking for me - much appreciated ;-)


Maddie Report 28 Mar 2012 13:28

do you have this
Merchant Navy Seamen 1835-1941
useful links & resources

Transcription page details
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Last name:Bridger

First names:Henry


Day of birth:15

Month of birth:02

Year of birth:1824

Place of birth:DEAL

County/country of birth:KENT

Card type:

Discharge number:

Identity certificate no.:


Date range:1845-1854

Piece number:168

Transcriptions © brightsolid online publishing ltd
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Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 28 Mar 2012 13:30

On FreeBMD George Garden marries 1872 Lambeth, no entry of the 1867 Marriage.

Chris :)

edits (looking at 1872 image, George is down as Bachelor)


Thelma Report 28 Mar 2012 13:30

1861 England Census
about Henry Bridger Name: Henry Bridger
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Relation: Boarder mariner
Gender: Male
Where born: Deal, Kent, England


Middy Report 28 Mar 2012 13:31

Hi Maddie

No I don't have that - where can I get that from?

Thanks for finding it.