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Re: Help reading/understanding WW1 record please
« Reply #27 on: Friday 19 January 18 02:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi, thanks for your reply.
I saw an ad on here for a talk entitled Divorced, Bigamist, Bereavement by Prof. Rebecca Probert, googled her and popped her an email and she replied

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There was a defence to bigamy if the spouse who remarried had not heard of or from the other spouse for 7 years and had no reason to believe that they were alive. 

At this point in time (1921) the only ground for divorce is adultery and a wife has in addition to prove cruelty, desertion or similar aggravating factors. Separation by itself wasn’t a ground until 1939!

There is no special treatment of soldiers or their wives, although the war did of course make it more plausible to assume the death of a spouse.

Re: PurpleOwl333 "His first wife remarried in 1921 and on her marriage cert it states she's a widow...!"
I came across a similar thing in my tree; found g-father as "widower" on marriage cert to g-mother in 1920. Also found g-father had married some 20 years earlier and found details of 2nd marriage, also in 1920, for his first wife!
One reason I've come across for these types of marriages is because official divorce was quite expensive for your average person, and difficult.
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« Reply #28 on: Friday 19 January 18 02:57 GMT (UK) »
I think you may well be right Maureen  ;D

Can the 1911 census be searched by occupation then? If so, that's really handy. How do I do that please?


 :) :) She's the only "bill gummer" on the entire 1911 census.

I think the missing word might be "scent"?

Maureen

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« Reply #29 on: Friday 19 January 18 02:59 GMT (UK) »
Interesting! Could well be that's what she did. Thanks  :)

Maybe she put the labels on the boxes.
She would have used a glue brush to paste the boxes & then stuck on the labels.
A dept. I worked in had women doing exactly that.

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« Reply #30 on: Friday 19 January 18 11:15 GMT (UK) »
I think you may well be right Maureen  ;D

Can the 1911 census be searched by occupation then? If so, that's really handy. How do I do that please?


 :) :) She's the only "bill gummer" on the entire 1911 census.

I think the missing word might be "scent"?

Maureen

Hi Laura,

Both the 1911 A*try and FMPast have an occupation blank that you can fill in.

I noticed that Bessie's occupation code was 787. Going by:
https://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/expert-1911-occupation-codes

that comes up with:787 Manufacturing Chemists  (this also seems to be the occ. code for other women working as scent packers,etc.)

I'm sure jim is correct with his description of her job. :)

Maureen

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« Reply #31 on: Friday 19 January 18 11:33 GMT (UK) »
Couple of very useful tips there Maureen - thanks.

(The neighbours thought she was a bit stuck up but she smelled nice  ;))

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« Reply #32 on: Friday 19 January 18 11:54 GMT (UK) »
Not sure she smelled that good Max considering glue was made from dead 'orses.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
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Re: Help reading/understanding WW1 record please
« Reply #33 on: Friday 19 January 18 13:00 GMT (UK) »
Couple of very useful tips there Maureen - thanks.

(The neighbours thought she was a bit stuck up but she smelled nice  ;))

MaxD

 ;D ;D ;D

And stop talking scents,jim. ;)

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« Reply #34 on: Saturday 20 January 18 14:08 GMT (UK) »
Yes, very useful tips Maureen, thank you!

Glue was made from dead 'orses ...  :o now that I didn't wanna know but thanks anyway jim!  ;D

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« Reply #35 on: Thursday 25 January 18 01:48 GMT (UK) »
Birth Cert confirms you were spot on Maureen!  ;D

I played around with the birth month/day and came up with March 16 1893.