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Procter/Firth marriage finally solved Hurrah!!

Location
Perth
From
Australia
Thank you all for your advice and links to assist me. I contacted Manchester Archives and their reply is as follows (minus the garb at the beginning)

The local Registrar would make returns to the General Regiser Office for England and Wales. The copy of the marriage certificate you ordered comes from ther General Register Office.

I have checked our marriage register for this church and it appears that the name was originally written as "Sarah Ann Firth" in black pen. However at a later date somebody (in blue pen) has written "Jane" over "Ann". It appears there must have been a mistake and this has been altered by somebody at the church at a later date.

I hope this answers your question.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Bolton
Manchester Archives and Local Studies
Central Library
St Peter's Square
Manchester M2 5PD


So IT WAS the right cert after all. Thank goodness I can now put this to bed
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Who would have guessed that? I thought it was illegal to alter an entry without some kind of explanation. Obviously this church didn't bother about such things.
 
Hello Karen,

I realise that you replied to me via another thread, but I thought it was better to make a comment here.

Kevin Bolton and his staff are always very good at answering specific queries such as this, free of charge, so long as exact details are provided.

I "know" the St Gabriel's PRs and many other Manchester, Cheshire, and Lancashire PRs very well. It is not uncommon to find such alterations in PRs, in fact over many years I have collected several hundred.

Quite a number of my relatives were either baptised or married at St Gabriel's including my grandparents who tied the knot there in 1913.

Gerard
 
Hello Karen,

I realise that you replied to me via another thread, but I thought it was better to make a comment here.

Kevin Bolton and his staff are always very good at answering specific queries such as this, free of charge, so long as exact details are provided.

I "know" the St Gabriel's PRs and many other Manchester, Cheshire, and Lancashire PRs very well. It is not uncommon to find such alterations in PRs, in fact over many years I have collected several hundred.

Quite a number of my relatives were either baptised or married at St Gabriel's including my grandparents who tied the knot there in 1913.

Gerard

Hi Gerard
I am so sorry not to get back to you- I didn't mean to be rude - I have been really ill - I have polyps in my nasal passages and sinuses and am seeing a surgeon on Wed. Then my monitor packed up so I had to buy a new one.
Thanks ever so much for all the info you have given to me. it is so nice that someone with knowledge in these things points us in the right direction. I get very confused with all the districts and parishes over there. Alot different here!Plus not all the same people in one line married in the same church as there a a few to choose from. Without your expert advice I would have been losing sleep a lot longer! Puzzle solved. Now I just have to convince Mum he DIDN'T have a middle name as all docs I have show none!! Now that's a challenge!
Cheers
:biggrin:
Cheers
 
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