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Lea Report 2 Jul 2008 22:04

It also doesn't help that they changed how old they were..time's haven't change that much...
I still keep thinking I'm 21...... :)


Lea Report 2 Jul 2008 21:58

Thanks for everyone's help!!! I've got the 2 above Census's from the Ancestory Site....
Joseph Henry Ward's Birth Certificate say Sarah Ann Ward Formerly James....
I've got a funny feeling she could have been married before as she was a bit older than him...
I'll check out the one in Abergavenny and 'm going to try the Sarah Hitching's one too....My cousin is also looking and we haven't had much success so thanks for your help?
got a few avenues to try out now...

Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 1 Jul 2008 17:56

Are you sure about James being the surname when she married Henry?

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Marriages Mar 1846

CHARLES Sarah Ann Abergavenny 26 48
Davies Margaret Abergavenny 26 48
George William Abergavenny 26 48
Pratten John Abergavenny 26 48
Price Mary Ann Abergavenny 26 48
Vaughan Jane Abergavenny 26 48
Ward Henry Abergavenny 26 48
Williams Thomas Abergavenny 26 48

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

Marriages Jun 1855
BAGNALL Jane Monmouth 11a 53
EDMONDS James Monmouth 11a 53
HITCHINGS Sarah Monmouth 11a 53
WARD Henry Monmouth 11a 53



LanarkshireLassie Report 1 Jul 2008 17:44

I have had the same trouble with my gt gt grandfather's first marriage.I read somewhere that if my gt gt grandfather was the forgetful type, he just may not have gotten round to registering the marriage. When my gt gt grandmother died, she was referred to as having been married to her husband. And likewise with the second marriage, he was referred to as a widower. It did not help that the given date of the marriage was different on each of the children's birth certificates. This was Scotland c 1860/1870.

Good luck with your search.



Lea Report 1 Jul 2008 13:18

Henry ward born 1834 Bradford, Yorkshire... Married a Sarah Ann James b 1823 Chepstow Newport Wales. they had a son Joseph Henry Ward born 1859 Bridgewater Somerset.. She died in 1867 and he re-married a Emma Dunk. 1868 Newport Wales. His Henry's father was called Joseph and he's on the second marriage certificate as being a Gardener.


AnninGlos Report 1 Jul 2008 13:11

What years, location are you talking about?


Lea Report 1 Jul 2008 13:08

Please Help.....I'm running out of idea's I have my great grand father x 4, first marriage certificate....he married twice and I have the second one, but i cannot find the first..can anyone help point me in the right direction....I've been searching for several months now and keep drawing blanks...It doesn't help that he was a Blacksmith so moved around alot....anyone's help would be fab.