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Cant read this, please can someone help?
« on: Thursday 19 March 09 13:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
This is the marriage certificate for my great grand father, and i can bearly read any of it!  Can someone please decipher it for me?
The lines to read relate to John Oliver and Elizabeth Chapman.
I'd like to know everything it says, especially about Elizabeth.
Thanks!

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Re: Cant read this, please can someone help?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 19 March 09 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Wow that's a bad scan.....all I can see is Domestic servant and spinster under her name.
GREENWELL - Middlesbrough
TURNBULL - Houghton le Spring, Coxhoe, Spennymoor
DEVEY - Pentonville, Stockton, M'bro
MOHAN/HUN - Stockton on Tees
SCRAFTON - Darlington
BROADBENT - Saddleworth, Ashton Under Lyne
HEMSWELL - Grantham, M'bro
SIMPKINS - M'bro
SIMPKIN - Little Wratting, Suffolk
MALLALIEU - Saddleworth, Ashton U L
GOODWIN - Macclesfield Forest
SUTCLIFFE - Heptonstall, Ashton U L
PLIMMER - Pontesbury, Ashton U L
CAMBRIDGE - Goulborne, Ashton U L
SIDDALL - Ashton U L

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Re: Cant read this, please can someone help?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 19 March 09 13:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome

That's a truly dreadful image - may I suggest you contact ScotlandsPeople and ask them to provide a better one?  They're usually very good about doing that.

Anna :)
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)


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Re: Cant read this, please can someone help?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 19 March 09 13:32 GMT (UK) »
Doh! didnt know you could ask Scotlands People for a better image, i've been screwing my eyes up at this one for days....  Thanks.

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 19 March 09 13:40 GMT (UK) »
This is what I've got so far:

1913
on the seventh day of March at ? Perrie Street, Leith
After Publication
According the the forms of the Roman Catholic Church


John Oliver               
Carter
Bachelor           

21 or 27

9 Perrie Street, Leith

?Enoch Oliver, ? ? Porter
Margaret Oliver m.s. Murrine


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Elizabeth ? Chapman       
Domestic Servant
Spinster

26
?, Leith

? Chapman
carpenter (?)

Isabella Chapman
m.s. ?
deceased



But I think it would be best to get in touch with SP. I've not seen anything this bad for ages.


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Re: Cant read this, please can someone help?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 19 March 09 13:56 GMT (UK) »
Thanks.  Johns father was another John, i know that much.  But i hadnt spotted the Roman Catholic part!  Didnt know there were Catholics in the family, i'd only seen Church of Scotland so far.  Thanks.  The Chapman details are frustrating though arent they.  Cant go back further with her until i decipher this!  I've emailed ScotlandsPeople, fingers crossed they might help out.
Thanks again everyone!  I'm new to this site today, and already everyones being a great help!