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Registry office wedding 1902

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Hi,
I wonder if someone can help me please?
My aunt has finally found the marriage certificate of my gt grandparents.
They were married at Isleworth Parish Church., Middlesex (Brentford) on Christmas Day 1902.
My gt Grandfather was a sailor and the witnesses were a Frank William ? (cant read surname but not familiar) and the brides youngest sister who would have been in her late teens. Does this look like a secret wedding? Was it usual for a church to hold a wedding on Christmas Day or did they have special arrangements for sailors? It also seems unusual to have a young sister as a witness?
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Adrienne.
 

nainmaddie

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Hi Ruthob
Yes . Many people got married at Christmas especially those in service or Ag Labs as that is when they had a day off. I have found quite a number in my searches. I was also told during my Familyl History classes that this was so.
Nainmaddie
 

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Hi

Yes many people did like to marry on Christmas Day. As it was their day off, they probably chose that date more.

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