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Missing Marraige

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Maurice Report 4 Feb 2013 19:52

Would anyone have access to marraiges which may have taken place outside England and Wales ?. I have identified the bap of a relative, Seline Rosa Beer which took place at the church of the Holy Trinity Church Plymouth on 4 Mar 1904, that record of her baptism also records her date of birth as the 19 Dec 1903.

I can not identify her marraige but possibly found her death in 1985 recorded in the Plymouth district in the name of Selina Rose Lewis with the same date of birth.

I have considered that she may have assumed the surname of Lewis but also wondered if the marraige took place overseas.

Any thoughts would be welcomed.


MarieCeleste Report 4 Feb 2013 19:55

Hello Maurice, your best bet would be to get the death certificate to see what it says on there.

How did you connect to her? - It must be through another relative.

And yes, it's certainly not uncommon to assume the name of someone she lived with.


lostmeboardname Report 4 Feb 2013 20:00

have you seen this one ?

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: Selina Beer
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1907
Age at Death: 3_
Registration district: Bideford
Inferred County: Devonshire
Volume: 5b


Maurice Report 4 Feb 2013 20:01

I may well have to order the death cert to see if it provides any clues. I connected with her through my own research although the ancestry of this particular line is in itself complicated.
Many thanks for your input,


Maurice Report 4 Feb 2013 20:08

I had seen the 1907 death but I am sure that is not her. The 1911 census records Rose or Rosa living with her mother and 6 siblings, the mother having lost none of her children up until then.
Thanks for trying


Andrew Report 4 Feb 2013 20:09

Age a bit out

K, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
about Selina Rose Beer
Name: Selina Rose Beer
Gender: Female
Age: 28
Birth Date: abt 1898
Departure Date: 4 Mar 1926
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Destination Port: Halifax, Canada
Ship Name: Ausonia
Search Ship Database: Search the 'Ausonia' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Cunard Line
Official Number: 145970
Master: Geo Gibbons


Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
about Selina R Beer
Name: Selina R Beer
Gender: Female
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Birth Country: England
Date of Arrival: 13 Mar 1926
Vessel: Ausonia
Search Ship Database: View the 'Ausonia' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Roll: T-14804


Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

Births Sep 1897 (>99%)

Beer Selina Rose Hendon 3a 193



SuffolkVera Report 4 Feb 2013 20:14


I think that is the Selina Rose Beer that is born in Middlesex in 1897. The name seems more common than you would imagine.

Getting the 1985 death certificate seems to be the next step.

Edit: Sorry, you must have edited yours as I was posting


Maurice Report 5 Feb 2013 20:21

Many thanks to you all for your time and interest, I think I will have to presume that no marraige took place unless any future research proves otherwise.

Many thanks