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The Common Room / Re: Any thoughts or suggestions about this strange 1939 entry?
« on: Thursday 18 February 21 22:44 GMT (UK)  »
Would friends please meet at The Freemasons Masonic Hall, Upper Archer Street, Darlington, DL3 6LS prior to private burial.

Upper Archer Street is still there in Darlington.

Thanks barryd.

Yes it is still there but sadly most was demolished to make way for the town's inner ring-road, which was never completed. The house where I was born had a blue plaque raised. Unfortunately it said "To The Sports Hall", which had just been built.  ;D ;D

Colin

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The Common Room / Re: Any thoughts or suggestions about this strange 1939 entry?
« on: Tuesday 16 February 21 22:28 GMT (UK)  »
Hi pH, thanks very much for that, it could very well explain the odd entry. Pity it had to be my Gran's though.  :(

Hi DC, don't reproach yourself, at least you tried. You took me by surprise by coming up with the Bainbridge name. It is very relevant to my family, it is Benjamin Snr middle name, and his Dad was born John Crudace Bainbridge.

Best to all, and take care,
Colin

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The Common Room / Re: Any thoughts or suggestions about this strange 1939 entry?
« on: Monday 15 February 21 22:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all, and thanks very much for your help.

I'm sorry for the delay in getting back, I have been laid-low by a nasty stomach bug.
I am also sorry for not mentioning that I have all the research and do not need further help with that.
Knowing how avid RCers are in helping, it was a very basic mistake.

Thanks again,

Colin

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The Common Room / Re: Any thoughts or suggestions about this strange 1939 entry?
« on: Friday 12 February 21 22:52 GMT (UK)  »
Benjamin senior is Grandad. Benjamin junior is my dad.
William Cooper is unrelated to my Gran, but you have me completely puzzled when you say Benjamin 1915 has mother Bainbridge.

Many thanks for looking, very much appreciated.

Colin

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The Common Room / Re: Any thoughts or suggestions about this strange 1939 entry?
« on: Friday 12 February 21 21:56 GMT (UK)  »
Would you be okay with listing their names and where they lived so we can look at the entry?

Not a problem, but Grandad's first name is -???, surname Cruddace.
Grandma, Esther (Cruddace) Clark, because of later re-marriage.
Address 17 Upper Archer Street, Darlington, England.

Thanks Groom, that's what I thought would have happened.
She was very inventive with dates. Apparently always insisted that my Dad was a new year baby, even though she registered his birth as 2nd January.
I remember my Mam baking a special birthday cake for my Gran, with silver balls showing 60.
She said Gran had to apply for a birth cert. and found that she wasn;t as old as she thought, but 1877 in the 1939 is stretching things too far. Perhaps Grandad was having a bit of fun with it.  ;D

Colin

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The Common Room / Any thoughts or suggestions about this strange 1939 entry?
« on: Friday 12 February 21 20:52 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,

My GF was born 14.10.1877 and GM born 28.01.1892.
Ages on marriage in 1912 modified (understandably) to 30 & 21.
In 1939 GF's birthday is correct but GM's is 14.02.1877.  ???

Can anyone please explain how the 1939 data was collected.
Would there be any advantage for age?

Any help to clarify this strange puzzle would be very welcome.
Colin

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The Common Room / Re: Age of marriage consent?
« on: Thursday 11 February 21 22:53 GMT (UK)  »
Up to what age did a girl need the consent of her father to marry?

I have found records where the girl is in her early 20's and married 'with the consent of her afther'
- so was the age of consent 25? - or was it a formal form of courtesy?

Not much help from Mr Google!

Were they by chance between approx. 1812 - 1837 ?

I think this is the period when pro-forma certificates were introduced and only relevant details needed to be entered. One of them being 'with the consent of ________ '. This was often filled in, even though it wasn't necessary.

Colin.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Baptism register 1850 - surname
« on: Monday 01 February 21 20:15 GMT (UK)  »
If it helps, I see the occupation as Brasier. The B is very similar to the one in Benjamin above, but is quite different to the first letter of surname. A very long shot, Ruchleau.

Colin

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The Lighter Side / Re: Bridal pregnancies?
« on: Saturday 30 January 21 22:16 GMT (UK)  »
There's also the case of bound apprentices, many of whom were prohibited from marriage until bond conditions had been met, which was usually age 21 or after 7 years. It might be several years after that when they could afford to marry.

Colin

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