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I don't seem to be able to find a second marriage for Rhoda Haddon (married name) born 1838 in Birmingham. Her maiden name was Bell.

I have found Rhoda, a widow in 1881 with four of her children living as a lodger with her sister Mary A. Addison and husband David Addison.

Mary Addison died in 1883. The 1891 census shows that Rhoda is now named Addison and living with David and some of the Haddon/Addison children in the same household.

Rhoda died in 1893 with the name Addison.

Can anyone locate a marriage please for David Addison and Rhoda Haddon?

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I have not found the marriage but ...

ADDISON, FREDERICK - BELL
GRO Reference: 1880 M Quarter in ASTON Volume 06D Page 355

... the fact that mother's maiden name is recorded does not prove there was a marriage to David.

I have several cases in my tree where no 2nd marriage can be found and it's impossible to tell if they pretended to be married or if in fact they married but the record has been lost or whatever.

Some members have resources I don't have access to so I'll leave it to them.

Dave
 

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Thanks Dave,

Yes, I take it that Frederick was the son of David's first/or only wife Mary Ann Bell.

I accept it could be that they lived as common law husband and wife after the death of Rhoda's sister Mary.

But why then would her death be recorded as Addison and not Haddon?
 

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Presumably whoever registered the death gave her name as Addison and not Haddon. If she was David's common law wife it is highly likely she would have used his surname.

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