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Parish records for Stanstead Abbotts
« on: Wednesday 01 September 10 13:23 BST (UK) »
Hi,

As always i hope im posting in the correct place.
I am trying to find where i can get a marriage record in Stanstead Abbotts in 1915, not the certificate, i have that, i want to see Parish record of the marriage if possible but i dont know how to find it, i have been searching all day online and am out of ideas.
John Herbert married a Gladys Ellen Smith on 13th September 1915 in the parish church of Stanstead Abbotts but the Father for John has a different surname, i dont understand why.
Can anyone advice or help me please?

Thankyou
Joanne
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Re: Parish records for Stanstead Abbotts
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 01 September 10 13:54 BST (UK) »
Do you have a copy of John's birth cert?

He may have been illegitimate and only discovered the name of his biological father when he was an adult

Have you traced him on the 1911/1901 censuses to see who he was living with which may provide the answer - the father may be his stepfather or "adoptive" father
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Re: Parish records for Stanstead Abbotts
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 01 September 10 14:25 BST (UK) »
No i dont have a copy of the birth cert as i cant find his birth. His Father is John James Houghton, different suname, a furniturer dealer/ salesman. Found him on the 1911 but there is no John Herbert with him, just a Leonard Houghton born same year about 1883. I have John Herbert's war records, on there, the next of kin is, John James Herbert!!
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Re: Parish records for Stanstead Abbotts
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 01 September 10 15:06 BST (UK) »
The parish record is just a copy of the marriage cert which you already have so will not tell you anything different

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His Father is John James Houghton, different suname, a furniturer dealer/ salesman. Found him on the 1911 but there is no John Herbert with him, just a Leonard Houghton born same year about 1883

If John Houghton was b 1860 Lambeth - the 1891 shows a number of children and Leonard is the eldest.  freebmd marriage would seem to indicate wife was Elizabeth Esther S Wright.  John was an upholsterer

The same family in 1901 have no John Herbert living with them - John is again shown as an upholsterer
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Re: Parish records for Stanstead Abbotts
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 01 September 10 21:23 BST (UK) »
I was told that the other records may not be the same, i dont know.
There is no John Herbert with this family at all. I saw that Elizabeth's Mother is living with the family on the 1911 census think it was, one of them, she is a widow.
Do you have the marriage info please, i havent come across that yet.

Thankyou for looking for me.

Joanne
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Re: Parish records for Stanstead Abbotts
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 01 September 10 22:45 BST (UK) »
This is the marriage

24.3.1883 at St John's Hackney

John James Houghton 23 bachelor occ upholsterer father Thomas also an upholsterer

Elizabeth Hester Sophia Wright spinster 25 father John Henry   occ carpenter

Witnesses John Wright and another Wright whose christian name is unclear
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Re: Parish records for Stanstead Abbotts
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 02 September 10 08:55 BST (UK) »
Carole,

Thankyou so much for this, i will be able to go back a little further. Did you find this on Ancestry?
Thankyou again so much.

Joanne
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