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Witnesses? Sorted thanks

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mgnv Report 2 Mar 2013 10:45

He might of just been the parish clerk for the other marrs, but not here, I think, as Susannah's also a witness.

I've not seen unrelated women act as witness until the 1920s, where I've come across several protestant marrs in Ontario & Quebec where the minister's wife has acted as a witness.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Mar 2013 10:22

Thank you for pointing that out KenSE. ;-)


Kense Report 2 Mar 2013 10:18

Thomas is the witness on some of the other marriages on that and adjacent pages so he was probably the parish clerk.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Mar 2013 10:12

Thanks Choccy - they don't appear to be related to Ann Driver (Banner) which is the line I'm following, but something to bear in mind.

The T in Thomas does look like the first letter of the surname. so Tollfree it is :-D


Choccy Report 2 Mar 2013 10:10

1881 England Census

Name: Thomas Tollfree
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Susannah Tollfree
Gender: Male
Where born: Bromley, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: Bromley St Leonard
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address: 96 High Street
Condition as to marriage: Married

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Gas Fitter

Registration district: Poplar
Sub-registration district: Bromley
ED, institution, or vessel: 7
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 495
Folio: 37
Page Number: 1

>>>Thomas Tollfree 50
>>>Susannah Tollfree 46
Thomas J. Tollfree 28
Joseph R. Tollfree 21
John Wm. Tollfree 19
Arthur Geo. Tollfree 17


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Mar 2013 10:09

Thanks - I was tossing up between Sollfree and Tollfree. :-)


Choccy Report 2 Mar 2013 10:08

looks like Thomas and Susannah Tollfree to me ?


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Mar 2013 10:05

Could I have a 2nd opinion on the witnesses for the following marriage please?

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921

James Haggerty
Age: Full Age
Spouse Name: Ann Driver Hamblen
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 27 Jan 1877
Parish: Bromley St Leonard St Mary
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Father Name: James Haggerty
Spouse Father Name: Thomas Hamblen
Register Type: Parish Register

Thank you