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Elusive 1650's marraige-Suffolk

West Sussex
Hi, this is my first post other than to introduce myself, l am trying to loate a marraige c1650 between a Clement SALISBURY & Anne ?????, Clement was born in Barrow, Suffolk in 1628 and he and Anne baptise 2 children that l am aware of in 1652 & 1655 both in Barrow, sometime around 1660 Clement, Anne and family migrate to Fornham St Martin, Suffolk where they all ended there lives.

I realise that Clement & Anne's marriage was during the English civil war and as such an entry might not even exist! but if anyone can help or offer some advice l would be extremely grateful.

Kind regards

Hi Salisbury

I think that during the Civil War many parish registers were not entered because of that reason. It is a possibility that you may not be able to find a marriage.

Also, the further you go back, the likelihood of PRs having gaps and even going completely missing before c1700 get higher. Just remember the decades and centuries that these PRs sat in the parish chest getting chewed by rats, moths or the legibility of the PRs ink or pencil fading through the years. Some narrow minded vicars may have thrown some books away that were over 100 or 200 years old.

I have a parish in Suffolk where the pre 1730 Prs do not survive. I have even found the odd gap in 1770s and 1780s Sufoolk PRs.