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Twin Marriage in Berrima

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Marriage 1582/1864 WATMAN GEORGE - PAUL SARAH ANN - BERRIMA ** 26 Dec 1864

Holy Trinity Church Berrima
No. 73
George Watman Camden Farmer 23 Bowral - Elizabeth Ann Batham Farmer
Sarah Ann Paul England - 18 Bowral - Ann Bensley Farmer
26th December 1864 By me J.S. ? Hassall
Both signed
Witnesses: Thomas ? (his x mark) Paul, Ann Julia Bensley


Marriage 1580/1864 PAUL WILLIAM - WILLIS REBECCA - BERRIMA ** 24 Dec 1864 ?

Holy Trinity Church Berrima
No. 74
William Paul England Farmer 24 Bowral - Ann Bensley Farmer
Rebecca Willis Canterbury near Sydney 19 Bowral - Sarah Jefferies Brickmaker
26th December 1864 By me J. S. ? Hassall
Both signed (Paul)
Witnesses: Thomas Trent ?, Sarah Willis


It has to be an error in the BMD index with date as 24th. Marriage of brother and sister - name is actually POLL - family from Little/Great Fransham, Norfolk. The Minister or his clerk wrote the name in several places as Paul.

The events are given BMD reg # in sequence as they appear in the church register so somehow they are out of sequence. And what about reg #1581. ???

The Church entry numbers 73 and 74 were in sequence.

I've sent NSW BMD 10 emails since August about events on 31st of April and 31st September and other issues and have never had a reply. Pathetic is one word. :rolleyes:
 
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