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where would they have married

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Tracy Report 3 Jul 2013 19:25

today I received a birth cert with father john hale mother diane hale nee smith in Nottingham but cant find a marriage for them any ideas
thank you

ps birth cert was 1969


patchem Report 3 Jul 2013 19:37

They could have married anywhere in the country, or abroad.

What else do you know about them, and how are you related to them?



Tracy Report 3 Jul 2013 19:41

im not related to them its for a friend

Mike *

Mike * Report 3 Jul 2013 19:54

Can you confirm its 1969 not 1868

Only found this one

Marriages Dec 1860

Cross William Buckingham 3a 854
HALE Jonathan Buckingham 3a 854
HALL Jonathan Buckingham 3a 854
Mundy Sarah Buckingham 3a 854
Smith Diana Buckingham 3a 854


PricklyHolly Report 3 Jul 2013 20:02

I'm not seeing a Hale/Smith birth registered in Nottingham in 1968/1969 ?


Tracy Report 3 Jul 2013 20:17

hi all this is the birth

England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005
about Dawn Melody Hale

Dawn Melody Hale

Mother's Maiden Surname:

Date of Registration:
Jul-Aug-Sep 1969

Registration District:

Inferred County:
Rutland, Nottinghamshire

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Cynthia Report 3 Jul 2013 20:20

Re the marriage found by Mike*

Marriage Locator Search Results

GRO Index: 1860 quarter 4, volume 3a, page 854:

Sorry, we cannot locate the church for this marriage. The entry is located between entries for Swanbourne St Swithin (RD: Winslow) and Twyford (RD: Buckingham).

Just wondered if it rang any bells for Tracy's friend???


Tracy Report 3 Jul 2013 20:28

well john hale was born Stepney and diane smith was born sunderland according to the birth cert but not certain


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 3 Jul 2013 20:39

What sort of birth certificate have you got that shows birthplaces of parents?



Tracy Report 3 Jul 2013 21:05

its a full one


PricklyHolly Report 3 Jul 2013 21:12

Appologies.........that birth did not show up when i searched on Freebmd.

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about Dawn Melody Hale Name: Dawn Melody Hale
Birth Date: 1 Sep 1969
Date of Registration: Feb 1990
Age at Death: 20
Registration District: Leicestershire Central
Inferred County: Leicestershire
Volume: 6
Page: 1659


Reggie Report 3 Jul 2013 23:25

England/Wales birth certs do not record the birthplaces of the parents

Also, just because the mother's maiden name is on the cert, it does not mean that she and the father were actually married


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 4 Jul 2013 06:54

Ah the change was made around 1969

Name, date and place of birth.
Father's name (if given at time of registration), place of birth and occupation.
Mother's name, place of birth, maiden surname and, after 1984, occupation.
(Registrations made before 1969 do not include details of the parents' place of birth and mother's occupation.)

Are the parents still alive...perhaps not the most appropriate place to be discussing whether they married or not?


patchem Report 4 Jul 2013 07:06

Could the mother have been married before, so a marriage of Diane Smith to Mr X, and then Diane X to John Hale? Extra surnames do not always show.
Are Diane and John the grandparents of your friend?