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Any tips on pre-1800 marriages?

ral91

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Hi, does anyone have any tips for searching pre-1800 (in my case probably around 1790's) in London when all you have are the names, and with only the internet as your resource?

Thanks for any help.
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Hi ral91

What are the names you are interested in. We can have a look for you if you want? Is it the actual marriages you want to find?

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What have you got, and what are you looking for. Parish records vary tremendously. Some clerks are effusive and will tell you loads of details others tell you very little.
 

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Hi ral91

What are the names you are interested in. We can have a look for you if you want? Is it the actual marriages you want to find?

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Hi Ben,

All I have to go on with regard to this thread are the names William Greenwood and wife, Sarah. Married in London presumably in the 1790's. I'm assuming 1790's as son, Thomas, born about 1801 and I don't know of any siblings. Very scant on info I'm afraid.

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So why do you think they are married in London? Were they born in London? Where was son born?
Their son was born in London, and he was married in London and that entire line is from London. I know that doesn't automatically qualify them to be married in London, but I'm quite sure. Since posting this thread, I've realised the best course of action would be to find their son's baptism.
 

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Although son was born in London, it is not safe to assume parents came from London or married there. However there are other sources of information you can try looking at if the father had a trade or there is a family involvement in a particular trade. Trade directories apprenticeship records can tell you a lot both for the son and the father.
 
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Hi
You could also try the new Beta search on the IGI - very informative. Just go to the search pilot then at the top you will see a toolbar with "do you want to try the new Beta search' or something like that. I have found a few elusive records here.
Cheers
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You say the son was born in London. Was it the Thomas born about 1801? Did you get this info from the census?

Also if you say you have not found his baptism, how do you know his parents were William and Sarah?
 

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