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Register Office Marriages.

p.risboy

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Under what circumstances in the mid 1800's, would dictate a register office marriage.
I have ordered a number of marriage certs in the past, but have just recieved my 1st one conducted in the Register Office.

The Groom is a widower and the bride is a spinster. I would not have though a 'widower' being a reason.

Any thoughts.?

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Hi Steve

That has happened to me at times. I wonder if it could be due to busy bookings for churches or a cheaper method.

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Hi Ben,
What do you mean "happened to you", how many times have you been married.:2fun: :2fun: :2fun:
I just wondered if this was unusual.

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Hi Steve

If I get wed it will be for the wedding cake :D

No, I have had a few ancestor certs where they wed in the registry office.

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I've only just realised, that the cert that I recieved this morning, is the same register office that my sister got married at 129yrs later.

Steve.:)
Small world. I wonder if anyone of us will find that our mum is distantly related to our dad. :eek:

"I am My Own Grandpa"

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As most of my paternal family were neighbours, so to speak. I am surprised that I haven't got four arms and three heads. That would be handy at times though.

Steve.:) :D :eek:
You can do FH twice as fast. They say that we are all probably distantly related to each other anyway because the generations multiply the further we go back. 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great grandparents, 16 great, great grandparents, 32 ggg-grandparents, 64 gggg-grandparents, then so on and so on.

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You can do FH twice as fast. They say that we are all probably distantly related to each other anyway because the generations multiply the further we go back. 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great grandparents, 16 great, great grandparents, 32 ggg-grandparents, 64 gggg-grandparents, then so on and so on.

Ben
That's why it get's a lot harder, the further back we go. Each generation, twice as many people.
In 1964 my grandmother had 10 children, 39 grandchildren, 48 gt.grandchildren and 1 gt.grandchild all living. Not a bad effort for one lovely lady.
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Under what circumstances in the mid 1800's, would dictate a register office marriage.
I have ordered a number of marriage certs in the past, but have just recieved my 1st one conducted in the Register Office.

The Groom is a widower and the bride is a spinster. I would not have though a 'widower' being a reason.

Any thoughts.?

Steve.:)
Hi Steve

Have you thought that maybe this was because they just didn't want the inlaws interfering, as it would be to late for them once the deed was done.

Gwen :)
 

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