Author Topic: Is anyone going to the Kendal Record Office?  (Read 2039 times)

Offline BridgetM

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Is anyone going to the Kendal Record Office?
« on: Sunday 16 February 14 15:38 GMT (UK) »
I found these 2 records in the IGI, and was wondering if there might be more information in the actual records:

Marriage 22 June 1789, William Machell & Mary Benson, Crosthwaite & Lyth (I'm interested in their ages, their parishes--and William's occupation.)

Baptism 14 Sept 1789, James Machell, son of William Machell & Mary Benson, Crosthwaite & Lyth.  (I'd like to know where the parents were living, and what the father's occupation was.)

Thanks! Bridget


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Re: Is anyone going to the Kendal Record Office?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 February 14 17:59 GMT (UK) »
Re: marriage

Unfortunately - marriage entries for that period contain very little really useful info which may help to advance your research.  This is a rough guide to what you can expect.
Fathers names were not shown on marriage entries prior to 1.7.1837 which is the date when Civil Registration was introduced.  Mothers names are never shown on English marriage certs

Occupations were not shown nor were ages

All you will get will be on the lines of the following - some of which you may already know

Names, date and venue

Spinster/bachelor - or widow/widower
Age = Full (over 21yrs) or Minor (under 21yrs)
Of this parish (OTP) - does not necessarily mean they were both born in that parish - just that they satisfied the short residential qualifying time required to enable them to marry there (approx 3wks)

The name and signature of the person marrying them plus the signatures of the 2 witnesses (occasionally more than 2 witnesses but not usual)
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