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Offline theboxroom

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Fatherís name of bride at marriage
« on: Saturday 17 February 18 13:31 GMT (UK) »
Does the fact that the brideís fatherís name appears on the record of marriage mean that he was there or could he in fact be deceased? (And Iíve just wasted a fortnight looking for somebody it turns out that I knew was dead?) :'(

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Re: Fatherís name of bride at marriage
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 17 February 18 13:35 GMT (UK) »
It does not mean he was there unless he was a witness.  He could be deceased or he may even be made up if the child was illegitimate
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Re: Fatherís name of bride at marriage
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 17 February 18 13:55 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Rosie99. At least I have the end now. I just need to find his beginning. :)

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Re: Fatherís name of bride at marriage
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 February 18 16:10 GMT (UK) »
You can imagine the vicar asking what's your father's name,and his profession?

But if he didn't specifically ask is he still alive,then the bride or groom may not have volunteered that info.
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