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Marriage cert arrived..please help

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leesle Report 2 Feb 2013 09:22

Hi I've tried I really had but I'm at a loss, I have a marriage cert Ive found everything I need about the groom its the bride Im totally stuck on.

Its 1926 Manchester Amy Wright age 24 spinster think job baby linen ? 5 alderley street Hulme, father Frank Wright deceased.Baker.

Ive viewed an Amy Wright on the 1911 census with the right area and age but her father is David. I cant see another likely one, and she isnt born by the 1901 census. Any help gratefully received, thankyou


brummiejan Report 2 Feb 2013 09:33

Can you tell us who the witnesses were please? Just in case they offer any clues.


brummiejan Report 2 Feb 2013 09:35

Must be her 1911:

1911 England Census
Name: Amy Wright
Age in 1911: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1903
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Hulme
Civil parish: South Manchester
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street Address: 5 Alderley Street Hulme
Registration district: Chorlton
Registration District Number: 464
Sub-registration district: Hulme

Sarah Anne Newton 66
Mary Elizabeth Wright 36
Marion Wright 10
Amy Wright 8
Harold Wright 6
Lucy Spooner 64
John Hughes 49


MarieCeleste Report 2 Feb 2013 09:35

Hello Leesle, do you know where and when she died?

The death record might be useful to confirm her age.

Who were the witnesses, who did she marry?


brummiejan Report 2 Feb 2013 09:36

Frank Wright is a baker, son-in-law. Definitely the right family. Living 5 Alderley St.

1901 England Census

Name: Mary E Wright
[Mary E Newton]
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874
Relation: Daughter
Mother's Name: Sarah Anne Newton
Gender: Female
Where born: Manchester

Civil parish: South Manchester
Ecclesiastical parish: Hulme St Paul
County/Island: Lancashire

Registration district: Chorlton
Sub-registration district: Hulme

Sarah Anne Newton 56
Mary E Wright 27
Lucy Sporner 50
John Hughes 40
Frank Wright 26
Meriam Wright 10 Months



brummiejan Report 2 Feb 2013 09:39

Frank's details:

1901 England Census
Name: Frank Wright
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Relation: Son-in-law
Gender: Male
Where born: Wilmslow W. Manchester


brummiejan Report 2 Feb 2013 09:42

I am not putting any more as I assume you would like to have the pleasure of carrying this on yourself! Hope others do the same.
Any further help needed just ask though.
Jan :-D


leesle Report 2 Feb 2013 09:45

many thankyous to you both, much appreciated.

for the record the witness's were E. Pryor (grooms side) I know this and M.Wright.

Once again thanks a million


MarieCeleste Report 2 Feb 2013 09:51

There is an article in the Manchester Evening News of June 1903 about Frank Wright, a baker of Belleck Street, Hulme.

It' s not very pleasant so will post if a connection to that address can be made. He may not have been living with his family. In 1903 he would have 2 children.


leesle Report 2 Feb 2013 09:54

my computer keeps crashing, and Im trying to send you a big thankyou for all that its very much appreciated, its for a 50th birthday surprise he will be delighted.

thanks a million


leesle Report 2 Feb 2013 10:01

oh dear Marie celeste how could I view the article to see if there is a connection.

once again thanks to you all.


MarieCeleste Report 2 Feb 2013 10:12

Leesle, it's on the British Newspaper Archives. It may not be your man so don't include it for a birthday surprise.

Basically, this man was a drunkard who failed to pay the agreed 5s a week for the upkeep of his family. He was gaoled following prosecution by NSPCC, the children would have starved if not for their grandmother.

No other family members are named.


brummiejan Report 2 Feb 2013 11:16

MarieCeleste, I wouldn't be surprised if it is him though - in 1911 Mary is still married and appears to be working to support the family. I can't see a sign of Frank can you?