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Offline stanmapstone

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Re: What's the most witnesses to marriages in your tree?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 15 September 20 08:55 BST (UK) »
There are about twenty witnesses on the marriage certificate of The Queen and Prince Philip
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7101753.stm image number 5
See Topic: Nine witnesses to a marriage - is this a record?
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Re: What's the most witnesses to marriages in your tree?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 15 September 20 12:40 BST (UK) »
Blimey...most impressed with such speedy replies! 
Certainly one of the witnesses was a brother of the groom.
The marriage took place in 1873 and my relative (the groom) was a miner who signed his name with an X, so have had to discount the suggestion that they may have thought of themselves as "professional"  :)
His funeral service took place at Bethesda Chapel, so presume he was a Methodist.
I'm just puzzled because no other marriage in my tree has more than two witnesses.
Anyhow, thank you all for your input which is much appreciated.