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Marriage look up

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LaGooner Report 31 Jan 2014 21:36

Thank you mgnv.

I know Fanny and Charles Whitbread because they are in my OH's side of the tree.


mgnv Report 31 Jan 2014 21:23

Beverley was only suggesting Joseph wed Emma. Her post is a bit misleading in that it only gives half the FreeBMD hit - who's to say Joe didn't wed Fanny?

Marriages Dec 1878 (>99%)
EMERY Joseph Caxton 3b 991
Smith Emma Caxton 3b 991
TITMUS Fanny Caxton 3b 991
WHITBREAD Charles Caxton 3b 991

Well, in this case, Joe did wed Emma - since it's in Cambs, there's also a local index available.
It's always worth checking for these at

In this case gives a hit:

MARRIAGE/CIVIL P M/CP Name(s)- recorded with entry Year
331/RO/CAX/01/191 M EMERY Joseph SMITH Emma 1878

The RO in the ref indicates it's from the registrar's own rego, not a church one, so either a rego office marr or a non-conformist marr that the registrar had to attend.
Pre-1898, only C of E, jews and quakers (and the registrar) were authorized to keep official marr regos, so the registrar would have to attend a non-conformist marr so the couple could sign his official register.
RCs only got authorized in the 1980s, I think.


LaGooner Report 31 Jan 2014 10:44

Thanks Reggie


Reggie Report 31 Jan 2014 10:07

The son's birth cert should identify the mother!


LaGooner Report 30 Jan 2014 20:59

Thanks Prickles, I don't want to either. I would look a complete plum if I did as I am the Archivist for the society :-D


PricklyHolly Report 30 Jan 2014 20:56


I just didn't want you to follow the wrong person.

Prickles. x


LaGooner Report 30 Jan 2014 20:49

I have checked back my records and not found her on census as I thought but she is listed in my History society as Emma. I am researching their son as part of our WW1 soldier project and found a lot of details in a book written by one of our local historians and he has her as Emma too.


PricklyHolly Report 30 Jan 2014 20:43

As far as i can see...

1881 appears as Emily
1891 appears as Emily
1901 appears as Emily
1911 appears as Emily


PricklyHolly Report 30 Jan 2014 20:39

Hi LaGooner

Which census does Emily appear as Emma?


LaGooner Report 30 Jan 2014 20:17

I have Emily on 2 census but one threw up Emma so methinks this is her.
Many thanks for your time


BeverleyW Report 30 Jan 2014 20:00

Sure it was Emily?
How about

Marriages Dec 1878 (>99%)
EMERY Joseph Caxton 3b 991
Smith Emma Caxton 3b 991

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LaGooner Report 30 Jan 2014 19:55

Could someone please see if they can find the marriage of Joseph Emery born 1859 Gamlingay, Cambs to Emily ????. The marriage would have been around about 1881 and probably in cambs. ( going by census records for date.

Many thanks