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Karen Report 28 Mar 2013 10:38

Please can anyone help.....I have searched and searched for my grandparents wedding certificate and cannot find it....Im not sure of the year they were married but I am guessing around 1935-1940 as my mother was born in 1940.
William Charles Carter born 1900 and Grace Chapman born 1912 possibly married in the St Helens area.

Many Thanks


Porkie_Pie Report 28 Mar 2013 10:55

Are you sure you have the correct Maiden name? i cannot find a female birth in 1940 for a Carter born with MMN Chapman.



Porkie_Pie Report 28 Mar 2013 11:00

Marriages Mar 1940 ??
Carter William C Plunkett St.Helens 8b 1799

Plunkett Emily Carter St.Helens 8b 1799



greyghost Report 28 Mar 2013 11:03

I see the birth if Mum was named after her mother, in Runcorn, Cheshire - on FMP not freebmd

The birth shows mothers maiden name, so If Grace had been married previously, then her married name wouldn't show.

Not seeing a marriage on Scotland's people.

Mike *

Mike * Report 28 Mar 2013 11:07

Do you have your mother's birth certificate ?


KathleenBell Report 28 Mar 2013 11:10

Since your mother was born during the war are you sure your grandparents actually married? Could one of them have already been married to someone else at the time and therefore were not free to marry? This happened quite a lot at that time as divorce was not easy to get and was very expensive for ordinary working class people so they often just went on to make a life with another partner and lived as man and wife.

Kath. x

Mike *

Mike * Report 28 Mar 2013 11:10

Is that your tree on Ancestry showing your mother and her sister ?There is a birth for the sister with Carter/Chapman combination


Reggie Report 28 Mar 2013 12:57

Which of these is Grace's birth?

Births Mar 1912 (>99%)
Chapman Grace M Scott Hastings 2b 26
Chapman Grace M Smith Blofield 4b 349

Births Jun 1912 (>99%)
Chapman Grace K Marsden Northampton 3b 65

Births Dec 1912 (>99%)
Chapman Grace A M Parsons Stourbridge 6c 293
Chapman Grace C Irving Liverpool 8b 133

Births Mar 1913 (>99%)
Chapman Grace E Knight Shoreditch 1c 81
Chapman Grace M C Hickie Chapel-le-F. 7b 1630


Reggie Report 28 Mar 2013 12:58

Which is William's?

Births Jun 1900 (>99%)
CARTER William Charles R Edmonton 3a 453

Births Dec 1900 (>99%)
Carter William Charles Lewes 2b 167
Carter William Charles Cambridge 3b 452

Births Mar 1901 (>99%)
Carter William Charles Fulham 1a 365