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Offline BamptonHatherleigh

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looking for a marriage
« on: Friday 06 January 12 21:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Is it possible to find a marriage without knowing where or when they married?!

My Great Aunt Marie SNELL born c1888/9 lived St Pancras in 1891 she married a Simon Mayer  . I don't know where to start... was it normal to get married in the Brides local church?
I have a pic of their young son age around 4/5 in Buenos Aires with a note they left Waterloo 15 oct 1920 ... so guessit was before then, wonder if that was after the boys birth?

Any suggestions where i start?
Snell Chulmleigh,Hatherleigh,Bampton/Devon,Middlesex London.
Bell Nottingham, Clevedon, London, Cumberland
Oxley London
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He(a)ydock Bristol Devon

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Re: looking for a marriage
« Reply #1 on: Friday 06 January 12 21:56 GMT (UK) »
elcome to rootschat.

it is certainly possible to search for a marriage without knowing the parish or civil district and a rough idea of a date.

I would start on free bmd website to see if there is a marriage that looks like a possible for Aunt Snell.

I would like to just add ;D ;D ;D your aunt is going to be a very young bride if she was born in 1888 and married three years later in 1891 :P :P Did you have a bit of a typo and mean 1918?

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Re: looking for a marriage
« Reply #2 on: Friday 06 January 12 21:59 GMT (UK) »
sorry re reading that message, I think I read it wrong - did I?

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Re: looking for a marriage
« Reply #3 on: Friday 06 January 12 22:01 GMT (UK) »
 ;) 1891 is a reference to her address in the census!!, sorry should have been a full stop there somewhere got carried away in my excitement! Unfortunately i havent turned up anything yet that gives me an idea of date of marriage except the assumption it was prior to the birth of her son around 1920~!

Would it have been normal top marry in her parish or his?
Snell Chulmleigh,Hatherleigh,Bampton/Devon,Middlesex London.
Bell Nottingham, Clevedon, London, Cumberland
Oxley London
Field Bristol
He(a)ydock Bristol Devon


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Re: looking for a marriage
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 January 12 22:07 GMT (UK) »
it was often the brides parish for the wedding to take place - but not always. Are you sure they got married in the UK?

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Re: looking for a marriage
« Reply #5 on: Friday 06 January 12 22:12 GMT (UK) »
Sadly not not 100% sure! I am trying to find more on her husband and hoped I may find more info that way?
Snell Chulmleigh,Hatherleigh,Bampton/Devon,Middlesex London.
Bell Nottingham, Clevedon, London, Cumberland
Oxley London
Field Bristol
He(a)ydock Bristol Devon

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Re: looking for a marriage
« Reply #6 on: Friday 06 January 12 23:17 GMT (UK) »
I can't see a marriage- nor can I see her in St Pancras in 1891?

Can you give more info please,who were her parents?

Do you have the 1891 census ref?

Are you sure that her name was Marie Snell?  ;D

Carol
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Offline BamptonHatherleigh

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Re: looking for a marriage
« Reply #7 on: Friday 06 January 12 23:21 GMT (UK) »
yes,
 her Name is Marie Alicia Snell dob c 1888
mother Alice Snell
Father William Henry Snell
1891 ref RG 12 132; writing is appalling!

1901 much clearer ref RG13 149
Snell Chulmleigh,Hatherleigh,Bampton/Devon,Middlesex London.
Bell Nottingham, Clevedon, London, Cumberland
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He(a)ydock Bristol Devon

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 06 January 12 23:25 GMT (UK) »
Miss Marie Snell left Southampton on 16 October 1920  bound for Buenos Aires,she was 32.
She was travelling alone and had no occupation.

Looks like she met and married Simon whilst there then?

Carol
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