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The Common Room / Re: Possibility of a couple marrying twice?
« on: Tuesday 16 October 18 18:01 BST (UK)  »
I'm beginning to think that too.

They were both working as servants on the same street, so possibly the same house, in Birmingham at the time of their first marriage. I think servants marrying and/or married women working was frowned upon, in which case Ann would probably have nowhere to live.
So they waited until they could leave the area & find work elsewhere and then re-marry 'respectably.'
A Grundy is a witness on the second marriage & not the first, so perhaps it was totally secret from the families and they'd have looked like they were living in sin if they hadn't married again!

The Common Room / Re: Possibility of a couple marrying twice?
« on: Tuesday 16 October 18 17:19 BST (UK)  »
Thank you BumbleB.

It does indeed look like they married twice, very odd. The signatures are very similar.
Could you possibly send me the link to the image on Ancestry? I do have a subscription, but it hasn't come up in any of my searches.

Thank you again,
Actually, ignore that request, I've found it! Thanks!

The Common Room / Possibility of a couple marrying twice?
« on: Tuesday 16 October 18 16:54 BST (UK)  »
Hello everyone,

Please bear with me - this may be a little long-winded! Is it at all possible that a couple married twice?

I'm currently researching my 3xgreat grandparents, Charles Redfern (bapt 1824 in Walton on Trent) and Ann Grundy (b1824 in Belton Leics).
I have two possible marriages for them, one in Birmingham on 15th Feb 1848, the other in Ashby-de-la-Zouch on 3rd May 1849. Both marriages have the same father's names - James Redfern and John Grundy.
The couple lived in Overseal after their marriage, the banns were read there (groom's parish) in 1849 & they state the couple married in Ashby (bride's parish).
I haven't been able to find them in the 1841 census with any certainty, neither Charles nor Ann were living with their parents. It's possible they were working as servants and moved around.
I can't find any other possible married couples in the 1851 census that fit name/age etc, so I'm leaning towards the idea that they did marry twice. But why?
I think I'm going to order both GRO certs to see if the father's occupations match up, I only have access to the 1849 marriage image on FindMyPast which shows John Grundy as a shoemaker & James Redfern as a servant.

Thanks for reading,

Armed Forces / Re: Help With Understanding Service Record
« on: Friday 31 August 18 15:56 BST (UK)  »
Hello MaxD,

thank you so much, that's a huge help.

kind regards,

Armed Forces / Help With Understanding Service Record - SOLVED Thank you
« on: Friday 31 August 18 15:41 BST (UK)  »
Please may I ask for help with the attached service record? It belongs to my direct ancestor Mark Wood who joined up in May 1873 & had a short but definitely not sweet military career.
There's just 3 sections I am struggling to decipher.

The first concerns his transfer between the 38th Regiment of Foot & the Coldstream Guards in Dec/Jan 1873. I can't work out what this means.

The second is his first misdemeanour - Imprisoned by ????? for assault and then confined, tried & imprisoned ????? out of ????

And the last - Discharged with ignominy by ???? on the 27th December.

Any help much appreciated, thank you

Kent / Re: Help With Place Name
« on: Friday 22 June 18 15:35 BST (UK)  »
Brilliant, thank you!


Kent / Help With Place Name -Solved thank you
« on: Friday 22 June 18 15:29 BST (UK)  »
I've received a GRO certificate this morning & am unable to decipher the place name.
It's in the Maidstone registration district in 1922 & the bride lived in the Manor House.

thanks in advance,

Warwickshire / Re: Deciphering Place Name
« on: Wednesday 27 December 17 18:41 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you, I couldn't find the place to start with, but I've found mention of it on Genuki. It's close to where the other children were born, so that's most likely the place.

Thanks everyone

Warwickshire / Deciphering Place Name SOLVED thank you
« on: Wednesday 27 December 17 18:31 GMT (UK)  »
I wonder if someone could help me with this place name in the 1861 census please?
I know it's Warwickshire & the rest of the children were born in Wilnecote.


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