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marriage record so hard to find!
« on: Wednesday 26 November 08 21:54 GMT (UK) »
hi,can anyone help me i have been trying to find the marriage record of a thomas price to a mary price for llanwrtyd wells,around the time of 1865 to 1869,why is it so hard to find? mary's father was john price (ffos farm). thomas price was a platelayer on the railway.their first child was born in 1869 called john.i am really stuck with this one.please can someone help?.i have found all the census records for them its their marriage record i cannot find.thankyou.

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Re: marriage record so hard to find!
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 26 November 08 22:34 GMT (UK) »
'Morning Mrs C.
FreeBMd has a marriage between Thomas Price & Mary Price at Llandovery (11 miles from Llanwrtyd Wells). June 1/4 1864 11a-905. This may have been the Regisration District for their area.

Also on FreeBMD: marriage between Thomas Price & Mary Price:...........
Mar 1865 Kniighton 11b-226
june 1867  at Hay..11b-251
Sep. 1867 Brecknock..11b-164

Hope one of these will help.

cheers Wendy M.
Chester & W.Derby.Price, Ellerton.
Essex.& Bermondsey - Dansie.
Kent.- Humphrey, Bullen, Clark, Martin, Raynor.
Liverpool,-Mitchell, Rhodes,
Sussex - Tompsett, Tasker, Quinel,
Surrey.-Martin, Lambert, Devall, Phillips, Peters, Fillery, ..Cawley, Ettershank, Strath, Nourse,Tupper.

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Re: marriage record so hard to find!
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 27 November 08 13:55 GMT (UK) »
hello wendy, thankyou for your quick reply.yes i had found those records and had e/mailed the carmarthanshire record office as llanwrtyd wells came under llandovery district they tried a search and can find no record of a marriage between thomas and mary price with father's name john (mary's father) from 1862-1871. i also tried the knighton register office and they do not have the details either. i ordered the brecknock certificate from the GRO, but its still the wrong one!. this is the reason i am saying help! can anyone advise where to go from here?. i would have thought they would have been married in their home town llanwrtyd wells if so the records should be in the llandrindod wells surely.thankyou jan.

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Re: marriage record so hard to find!
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 27 November 08 15:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mrs C.

I had a similar problem with one of mine - it turned out the man's surname had been recorded completely wrong on the marriage certificate and therefore in the index.

I eventually found the marriage by giving the local register office all the details I had from census records, which included the township the groom lived in, and the  first name and occupation of the groom's father. All I knew about the bride was her full name as recorded on the birth certificate of one of their children.The register office searched over a three year period and fortunately found it.

Of course, Thomas and Mary might not have been married at all!

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Re: marriage record so hard to find!
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 27 November 08 20:25 GMT (UK) »
hi marmaduke 123,thankyou for your reply i was wondering if they did not get married at all but i think in a small place like llanwrtyd that would have been impossible really.

as you say there might be a mistake on the details which i will look into.

i have asked the national library of wales and they are going to have a look at the parish records for me.

thanks jan.

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Re: marriage record so hard to find!
« Reply #5 on: Friday 28 November 08 15:34 GMT (UK) »
hello,can anyone help me with regard to chapels in llanwrtyd wells, (how many) and how to contact,i still have not come up with this marriage record for thomas price and mary price, it was suggested i try the chapel registers and would the record or certificate be with the gro if they were married in a chapel?. thankyou jan.

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Re: marriage record so hard to find!
« Reply #6 on: Friday 28 November 08 21:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi mrs.c,
I googled for Chapels/Churches in LLanwrtyd Wells & several pages came up.

www.builth-wells.co.uk/comm.php?activecat=4&activesubcat=25&selectedID=157 - 15k -

This in "Builth WElls" 12+ miles up the road offers many Churches other than 14th Century old St. Marys'

I'm sure someone there could advise you.
Chester & W.Derby.Price, Ellerton.
Essex.& Bermondsey - Dansie.
Kent.- Humphrey, Bullen, Clark, Martin, Raynor.
Liverpool,-Mitchell, Rhodes,
Sussex - Tompsett, Tasker, Quinel,
Surrey.-Martin, Lambert, Devall, Phillips, Peters, Fillery, ..Cawley, Ettershank, Strath, Nourse,Tupper.

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Re: marriage record so hard to find!
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 30 November 08 18:58 GMT (UK) »
hi wendy,thankyou for the info i will google those chapels and see what i can find out.thanks again jan.

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Re: marriage record so hard to find!
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 30 November 08 20:13 GMT (UK) »
chapel records should get to the GRO in the same way as church ones. It's always possible that records don't get from local office to the GRO, but the record should be at the local office covering the church/chapel where the marriage took place.
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb