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Offline Redwood

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marriage customs
« on: Friday 25 March 05 00:39 GMT (UK) »
Was it the custom for brides to be married at home in the early 1900's? A relative has written saying 2 great aunts were married at the Whitehouse' in Chevithorne, Devon.
Laura REDWOOD married Harry FREEMAN and Bessie REDWOOD married Edward WOODBERRY at the same location.
Funny, the relative who sent this info neglected to add the dates.
Redwood, Bullworthy/Tiverton/Chevithorne

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Re: marriage customs
« Reply #1 on: Friday 25 March 05 01:27 GMT (UK) »
I can't quote the law, but I would imagine that, at the time, the location would need to be consecrated ground (not only that, but would also have to be the established church).

Only recently has it become legal to marry anywhere (which has been licensed to perform the ceremonies)... until then, only churches and register offices could perform marriages. Before that, they had to take place in the established church (though I think some non-conformist churches were allowed to, but certainly even Catholics had to have their legal ceremony at a CofE church.... this may have changed in the 1836 law revision).

I know that the 2 key dates for marriage laws are 1836 & 1929...  but I don't think either of them permitted marriages outside church or register offices. I would assume that the location, if it were a house, had a consecrated chapel or something.
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Re: marriage customs
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 April 05 11:42 BST (UK) »
You probably know this already:

1901 census for Crevithorne Tiverton has the Redwood family living at Whitehouse Farm
William Redwood, Head, M, 58, Farmer, Employer, Tiverton Devon
Harriet Redwood, wife, M, 51, Tiverton Devon
Alice L Redwood, daur, S, 27, London
Ernest H Redwood, son, S, 13, Chevithorne
Robert P Redwood, son, 9, Chevithorne
Albert S Redwood, son, 5, Chevithorne
Eliza Jane, Niece S, 38, Chevithorne (feeble minded from birth)
Kate Coleman Sister-in-Law M, 26, Tiverton Devon
William R Coleman, Nephew 1, Tiverton Devon

Next entry on page
Old Piley Well
William Redwood, Head, S, 24, Wheelwright, Employer,  Chevithorne
Annie Redwood, Siter, S, 26, Chevithorne
(these 2 are son and daughter of above as shown in 1891 Census)

the 1891 Census has the family in Chevethorne, (no mention of whitehouse)
William Redwood, Head, M, 47 carpenter Wheelwright, Chevithorne
Harriett Redwood, wife, M, 41 tiverton
Louie? Redwood, daur, S, 18 Dressmaker, London
(this must by Alice L in 1901)
Annie Redwood, dau, S, 16, Chevithorne
William Redwood, son, S, 14, Chevithorne
James Redwood, son, S, 12, Chevithorne
Kate Redwood, dau, S, 10 Chevithorne
Sally? Redwood, dau, S, 8, Chevithorne
Laura Redwood, dau, S, 6, Chevithorne
Bessie Redwood, dau, S, 4, Chevithorne
Ernest Redwood, son, S, 2, Chevithorne

In the 1891 census Piley Well is Pyelewell and Pyelewell Cottage and is inhabited by Luxton and Maunder families respectively.
Researching:
BUCK, BAKEWELL, SMITH, SUTTON, WELLINGTON, WOULDS
Somerset, Devon, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire


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Re: marriage customs
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 April 05 12:16 BST (UK) »
Found Bessie and Kate Redwood in the 1901 Census

Devon
Seaton & Beer
Dwelling: Rougemont
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Arthur C Holder, head, M, 28, Army Officer
Hilder v Holder, wife, M, 28,
Fran Holder, dau, S, 3
Eric Holder, son, 1
Joyce, dau, 7mths
Kate Redwood, serv, S, 25, Nurse Domestic, Chevithorne
Bessie Redwood, serv, S, 15, nursemaid Domestic, Chervithorne

Might have found Laura Redwood as well?

Essex
Great Clacton
The Middlesex Hospital Convalescent Home
Holland Road
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Georgiana E Morgan, Head, S, 37, trained Matron Army Nursing Reserve, employer
Then list of 65 people - servants and boarders including Nurses, cooks, housemaids, warehousmen, clerks and nursemaids)
including:
Laura Redwood, S, 18, Nursery Maid, Devonshire
Researching:
BUCK, BAKEWELL, SMITH, SUTTON, WELLINGTON, WOULDS
Somerset, Devon, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire

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Re: marriage customs
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 23 April 05 14:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks Susan. I appreciate every bit of help.
Redwood, Bullworthy/Tiverton/Chevithorne

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Re: marriage customs
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 23 April 05 14:41 BST (UK) »
This one might be too early for you:

Baptisms (Parish Register)
Place Register Year Surname, Forename Parents
Wayland District Caston  1588 REDWOOD, John Thomas
 
but maybe you can work your way back to him  ;D

Source: http://www.genealogy.doun.org/transcriptions/index.php

Bob
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