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marriage certs( and Banns help needed please)

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AnnMarieG Report 10 Jan 2013 15:56

Hi, Ive found out the marriage date and where, of one of my ancestors but as it was in 1810 there is nothing about their fathers on the page. would sending for the actual marriage cert give me those details or were they not recorded then.
many thanks in anticipation.


brummiejan Report 10 Jan 2013 15:58

Hi there.
Registration didn't start in England/Wales till 1837, and in Scotland was 1855.
Might be worth putting details, you never know, folks on here might have some suggestions.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 10 Jan 2013 16:05

I can't remember when printed pages were introduced for marriage registers, but one I have here dated 1792 shows the couples names and whether they were of that parish and whether married after Banns.
Date is shown in words.
Signatures ( or 'marks) of each of bride and groom are shown and likewise for 2 witnesses and the officiating minister.

Sometimes Banns can tell a little more. Another link might be looking for aWill of the bride's family, naming her as a married woman.



Reggie Report 10 Jan 2013 16:07

There weren't any certs in those times

The only names on marriage entries were those of the couple, and the witnesses, who were often 'professionals', and the vicar

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Jan 2013 16:09

There wont be a marriage cert as it pre 1837 . What you may find is the Parish record of the marriage but it wont show fathers , sometimes tho the witnesses may have been family which may help identify the right family


AnnMarieG Report 10 Jan 2013 16:15

Thank you all for your replies.
Gwyn I will try to look up the banns and wills as you sugested.Many thanks again all.


AnnMarieG Report 10 Jan 2013 16:54

Having a few senoir moments here.
Where would I be able to look up the banns for the marriage and wills .


SuCal Report 11 Jan 2013 00:42

If there is an on line Parish Clerk site for the area you are researching they often have transcript of early parish marriage record including fathers and witnesses sometimes banns too - saved myself cost of quite a few certs. Lancashire on Line is very good. Also for a relative married in Willenhall Staffs I simply put name of church and "registers" in general search engine and a link to free list of marriages (including fathers and occupation ) popped up as a suggestion - random action sometimes works.


AnnMarieG Report 11 Jan 2013 09:46

Thank you Susan. Will definatly try that. :-) :-)


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 11 Jan 2013 10:02

If have transcribed the marriage, they will have listed the witnesses as well. will have transcribed the parish, and date, but not extra details on the entry.

Ancestry have a collection of images - it does depend on your area of interest. do have some Wills, but it depends on whether you can view on your computer or have to go to a FH Centre.
Ancestry have the Probate Calendar 1858 - 1966 for England and Wales, which would allow you to order the Will.
You may find copies of earlier Wills on the National Archive site which you can download for a small fee.


Kense Report 11 Jan 2013 16:20

Family search have some images for parish registers, Cornwall is quite well covered:®ion=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND


AnnMarieG Report 11 Jan 2013 17:07

Thank you DetEcTive and KenSe.
Dorset is the area I'm looking in.
Guess the ironing is going to have to wait tomorrow as I will be researching, me thinks. :-) :-) :-) :-)


safc Report 11 Jan 2013 19:49

hi AnnMarieG

try here


AnnMarieG Report 12 Jan 2013 11:30

Hi safc,
Thank you, will give those a try. :-) :-)