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Re: Mary McKay of West Hartlepool
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 09 August 18 19:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much Rosie for your replies...
Don't have time tonight - prior engagement - but will look again tomorrow.
I had already looked at the Witnesses earlier today - on the Online view they are Flora Isabella Short and Henry Powell - who I think were/got married.
On the actual Copy of the Certificate they are shown as Thomas Armstrong and Jane Ann Davison..

Thank you again - will get back into it tomorrow....

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Re: Mary McKay of West Hartlepool
« Reply #10 on: Friday 10 August 18 11:12 BST (UK) »

I had already looked at the Witnesses earlier today - on the Online view they are Flora Isabella Short and Henry Powell - who I think were/got married.


Freebmd shows that Flora Short and Henry Powell were the other couple  whose marriage was registered under the same reference, not witnesses to the wedding.  By 1903 the GRO reference would cover 2 marriages, when registration started in 1837 up to 4 marriages could have the same reference  :)

Mary Helen/Ellen's sister Rachel (Brown) married Pounder Davison in 1907, perhaps Jane Ann Davison was a relation  :-\

No panic for a reply, you will need time to check what I have suggested  ;D
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Re: Mary McKay of West Hartlepool
« Reply #11 on: Friday 10 August 18 11:23 BST (UK) »
Thank you again - I wondered why there appeared to be more names than I expected when checking Marriages...
You are right - Rachel Elizabeth Brown married Pounder Davison, they had a daughter, Eva Isabella b1908. When Rachel died in 1919 Eva was taken in by my grandparents Mary Ellen/Helen and William Henderson - not sure if they adopted her, always knew her as Aunt Eva. Jane Ann Davison was Pounder's sister

In a newspaper cutting when William Henderson died it states 'dearly beloved husband of Nellie (nee Brown)'. Just to confuse my issue

Really appreciate your assistance - thanks again Rosie

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Re: Mary McKay of West Hartlepool
« Reply #12 on: Friday 10 August 18 11:30 BST (UK) »
I am glad that you can make the connection to Rachel, at least that proves that the Mary McKay/Brown marriage is right.  I will leave you to see if there is anything more you want looking for, let us know if there is.
Rosie
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Re: Mary McKay of West Hartlepool
« Reply #13 on: Friday 10 August 18 12:09 BST (UK) »
Much appreciate your help Rosie.. take care and perhaps catch you once again

Ian