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Will revelation

liz Stokes

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I was reading the will of my ggggrandfather who was a yeoman farmer who had done well in life. He had signed it in a very neat and precise hand. He had married twice and I had been provided with a marriage certificate for his second marriage from which I am decended from. Looking at the certificate I noticed that that the groom had 'made his mark' meaning that he had been illiterate. I had seen other documents at the Records Office, some written in his own hand. It was then obvious that the marriage certificate was the wrong couple - same names but not the right ones. I then had to do a bit of work sorting it out and eventually found the correct one. It just goes to prove that you have to be so careful not to go down the wrong line.