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Think I've found bride but where's groom?

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I have been looking for Elisabeth Winstanleys marriage to Elijah Prescott. Their first born child was born in 1890 in Wigan. There are a lot of Elisabeth Winstanleys but it seems likely to me the marriage is the one mentioned in 1899 in Wigan as there are 5 brides and 4 grooms in the BMD records but I can't actually find any trace of Elijah in any marriage records round that time. Anyone find him?
 

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I have been looking for Elisabeth Winstanleys marriage to Elijah Prescott. Their first born child was born in 1890 in Wigan. There are a lot of Elisabeth Winstanleys but it seems likely to me the marriage is the one mentioned in 1899 in Wigan as there are 5 brides and 4 grooms in the BMD records but I can't actually find any trace of Elijah in any marriage records round that time. Anyone find him?
Hi duckweed, I've looked at the marriages of Elizabeth Winstanley in Wigan in 1899 and 1889. All have an matching number of brides and grooms. Do you have the volume and page number of the one searched? If you do, then I'll have a good look around.

:) Josie
 

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Hello again,

On Freebmd, I've just found this possible marriage in Wigan in the September quarter of 1897, vol 8c page 77.

Arkwright Alice
Mitchell Alexander
Prescott Joseph
Winstanley Elizabeth

Is it possible that Elijah had two names? Or maybe it's just an error in the GRO index.

Josie
 

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No he didn't have another first name. I think it would be unlikely to be anywhere but Wigan or Ashton in
Makerfield. I would be surprised if they weren't married as Elijah was a thundering local preacher. Would be amusing if he didn't as he wasn't very kind to his wife so was obviously a hypocrite. They had nine children and she finally had enough of his mean money pinching and abuse and walked out.
 

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