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Offline Jackie45

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Marriage Lookup please
« on: Saturday 10 January 09 14:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi.

A very kind Rootchatter has found out some information for me and I wonder if anyone can help me a little further?

Margaret Fletcher married a James Kearsley, September 1869, at St John Church, Abram, Wigan and Leigh.

Please can anyone look up the marriage for me and let me have any further information?

Many thanks indeed.
Jackie

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Re: Marriage Lookup please
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 15 January 09 12:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jackie,

Cannot do the lookup myself I'm afraid, but this link to the Wigan Archives says they do a free 30 minutes worth of research  :D :D

http://www.wlct.org/Culture/Heritage/lhistory.htm

Worth sending them an email I should think, as you've got a date and a church they might be able to do it in 30 minutes!

Good luck
 :) Barbara
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Re: Marriage Lookup please
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 15 January 09 16:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Barbara,

Thanks so much for that    8) 8) 8)

I have just whizzed off an e-mail  to them and let's see what reply I get.  You never know!

I will keep you updated.

Cheers
Jackie :)

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Re: Marriage Lookup please
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 January 09 16:30 GMT (UK) »
HI Barbara,

Just to let you know that I have received an e-mail back;  they did indeed look up the marriage for me and it has shown that my Great-Grandfather was born illegitimate!  My Great-Great-Grandmother is listed as a Spinster on her marriage certificate but she had her son who was 4!

Thank you so much for giving me that link.

Regards,
Jackie

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Re: Marriage Lookup please
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 December 17 21:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jackie,

I know you have found the information you needed. But if you ever need to look anything else up, this website is brilliant!!!

http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Abram/stjohn/

Here is what is listed for the marriage:

Marriage: 16 Sep 1869 St John, Abram, Lancashire, England
James Kearsley - 21 Farmer Bachelor of Hindley Green
Margaret Fletcher - 22 Spinster of Hindley Green
    Groom's Father: Joseph Kearsley, Farmer
    Bride's Father: Peter Fletcher, Farmer
    Witness: Joseph Glover; Sarah Fletcher
    Married by Banns by: John J Dixon
    Register: Marriages 1854 - 1894, Page 56, Entry 112
    Source: LDS Film 1885643