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FMP Marriage lookups required

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Kayak Report 2 Oct 2021 11:57


FMP have the following two marriages for a John Wheeler in Greenham Berkshire

John Wheeler + Ann Bird in 1811

John Wheeler + Ann Bind in 1812

the familysearch website only has the marriage for John Wheeler and Ann Bind on the 20th October 1812 so I was wondering if the two marriages were for the same couple recorded twice, being unsure of the spelling of the brides name but with a typing error in the year of marriage so would be grateful if someone would take a quick look and see if the date for the marriage of John Wheeler and Ann Bird is recorded as 20th October.



greyghost Report 2 Oct 2021 12:06

Berkshire Marriages Index
Greenham, Berkshire, England

First name(s) John
Last name Wheeler
Spouse's first name(s) Ann
Spouse's last name Bird
Birth Year -
Marital status -
Spouse's marital status -
Marriage year 1811
Licence or banns By Banns
Marriage date 20 Oct 1811
Church St Mary
Place Greenham
Subcategory Parish Marriages
County Berkshire


ErikaH Report 2 Oct 2021 12:10

BOTH transcriptions are on FMP

I would think it unlikely that there were two marriages

A trip to the Records Office is probably the only way to resolve the query accurately


greyghost Report 2 Oct 2021 12:11

Nothing coming up for a John Wheeler to Ann Bind or any other for a John Wheeler in Greenham 1811 +/-5 years

Nothing for an Ann Bind 1811+/- 5years

Looks as though someone has perhaps made a transcription error with surname Bind / Bird and year 1811/12 (possibly Parish register page headed 1811 and a change to 1812 not noticed by transcriber)


ErikaH Report 2 Oct 2021 12:16

The 1811 version is attributed to Berkshire FH Society and the 1812 to familysearch

When was their first child baptised?

Why not try here:-


Kayak Report 2 Oct 2021 12:29

Many thanks for looking, I think that their daughter Sarah was born in Greenham c1814. I will check with my local library when they reopen on the 4th Oct. as they have a transcription of the Greenham marriages.


KathleenBell Report 2 Oct 2021 13:17

There is a baptism for Ann BiRd in Greenham in 1787 but no baptism for Ann BiNd so I would guess that the surname is likely to be BIRD.

Kath. x


Kayak Report 2 Oct 2021 14:12

Thanks Kath,