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Names on 1861 NSW Marriage


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18 MARRIAGES Solemnized in the District of -
No. 64 St. Michael's Church Surry Hills, Sydney March 26th 1861
John Davies - - - England - Draper - Full age - George St Sydney - George St Sydney - John Davies & Sarah (Morgan) - Farmer
Jane Messiter - Feby. 8th 1860 2 living - England - - - Full age - Botany St Sydney - Botany St Sydney - William Price & Anne (Pegler) - Iron Founder
Married in the Parish Church of St. Michael Surry Hills
We do hereby declare that we are Members of the United Church of England & Ireland
According to the rites and ceremonies of the United Church of England & Ireland
Parties signed: John Davies, Jane Messiter
Witnesses signed: Annie Mason, John Somers ... ?
By me Hulton Smyth King Officiating Minister

Jane was a widow but it lists the date of death of her husband.

I found the minister's name on a list of CofE ministers in Sydney Diocese in 1867.




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Well it definitely begins Gar it's what comes after that is a bit difficult. It could be d or it could be th - Gard or Garth

Sorry, not very helpful.

It's ok, thanks Emeltee.

Some are difficult. I'll check the BDM.

Can't find a John with middle initial S and Gar...

Several deaths in NSW for Garth and Gard but no middle names in index.

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John Davies & Sarah (Morgan) and William Price & Anne (Pegler) will have to wait until tomorrow.