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Offline barryd

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Re: Question about the BMD index
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 19:37 GMT (UK) »
I have an instance where a woman is indexed twice Dec Qtr 1889 Marriages.

Gertrude Wynne Cole

Gertrude Wynne Dallas

In other words she is divorced.

Described on the marriage certificate as Gertrude Wynne Dallas, formerly Cole, spinster, the divorced wife of Seymour Dallas. Now had it been a man divorced would HE have had to go through all of that. I am thinking of writing to Queen Victoria to get things changed.

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Re: Question about the BMD index
« Reply #10 on: Friday 05 January 18 11:34 GMT (UK) »
I am thinking of writing to Queen Victoria to get things changed.

I doubt she would be amused ...

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Re: Question about the BMD index
« Reply #11 on: Friday 05 January 18 12:13 GMT (UK) »
barryd - that does make you think, doesn't it?

I have an instance of a marriage in 1850, divorce granted in 1872.  She reverts to her maiden name and re-marries in 1873 as a "Divorced Woman".  He also re-marries in 1873 and states he is a "Widower"  :o  He obviously wasn't averse to telling lies, even if he was a Policeman.  :-X

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Re: Question about the BMD index
« Reply #12 on: Friday 05 January 18 14:28 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for all the replies. But still scratching my head ???

Example of what I have

Name of Child          Mothers Maiden Name             District etc
Green David Jones              Black                         Bury  2B 344
Purple David Jones              Black                         Bury  2B 344 

and this repeats for a girl 2 years later (2 surnames for the child)

is this a "DoH" moment after Christmas  ;D :P
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Re: Question about the BMD index
« Reply #13 on: Friday 05 January 18 14:34 GMT (UK) »
Could it be that mother mmn Black was previously married to a Mr Green/Purple

ie
Jane Black marries Mr Purple - gets pregnant through Mr Green but as she is still 'married'  to Mr Purple birth is registered under his surname.  Birth then gets re-registered as Mr Greens
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Re: Question about the BMD index
« Reply #14 on: Friday 05 January 18 14:40 GMT (UK) »
Do some of the entries refer to another year/quarter?
It was (and is) possible to re-register a birth under the surname of a lady's new husband after a later marriage.
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Re: Question about the BMD index
« Reply #15 on: Friday 05 January 18 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Could it be that mother mmn Black was previously married to a Mr Green/Purple

Yep should have said Mother (Black was married to Green)

But the children were called Purple

With both names in the same register and same page they must have been registered on the same day I would assume.
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Re: Question about the BMD index
« Reply #16 on: Friday 05 January 18 16:01 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for all the replies. But still scratching my head ???

Example of what I have

Name of Child          Mothers Maiden Name             District etc
Green David Jones              Black                         Bury  2B 344
Purple David Jones              Black                         Bury  2B 344 

and this repeats for a girl 2 years later (2 surnames for the child)

before or after 1969 ?


Do some of the entries refer to another year/quarter?
It was (and is) possible to re-register a birth under the surname of a lady's new husband after a later marriage.
Only if the "new" husband is the father of the children (not a step-parent).