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Marriage Certificates

I have the marriage cert. of my greatgrandfather, Alexander Wright, in the section for parents it has his father as John Edward Wright, I have done numerous searches for his father and come up blank every time, however, I searched my greatgrandfather(Alexander) in the 1881 cencus and I found a household where the head of the family is the mother, no father listed, but there is a Jno. Edward Wright listed as brother.

First of all does anybody know what Jno. means or could this just be John misspelt,

and secondly, if there was no father at the time of the wedding would it be normal practice for the elder brother to put his name on the wedding cerificate

grateful for any insights

Les D

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