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Offline K44ENF

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Help with Edinburgh marriage certificate please
« on: Monday 03 March 14 16:23 GMT (UK) »
I am hoping for help with this marriage of an ancestor which took place in the St Andrews district of Edinburgh in 1864. In the column which lists the parents, I am trying to read the part in brackets after  "John Houston Seaman", and before "Deceased".

Any help would be appreciated.

Karen
Houston: Midlothian
Roy: Perth & Kinross
Donat, Midlothian+Glasgow
O'Shea: Glasgow+Dublin
Kennedy, Murrie: Ayr
Drummond: Tyneside

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Re: Help with Edinburgh marriage certificate please
« Reply #1 on: Monday 03 March 14 16:26 GMT (UK) »
"The Bedford Bell"?
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: Help with Edinburgh marriage certificate please
« Reply #2 on: Monday 03 March 14 16:30 GMT (UK) »
Seaman (The Bedford R.N.)

 ???
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: Help with Edinburgh marriage certificate please
« Reply #3 on: Monday 03 March 14 16:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much, both of you. R.N. was something I did not consider. John Houston is referred to elsewhere as a Seaman in the Royal Navy. Perhaps The Bedford could have been the name of his ship?
Houston: Midlothian
Roy: Perth & Kinross
Donat, Midlothian+Glasgow
O'Shea: Glasgow+Dublin
Kennedy, Murrie: Ayr
Drummond: Tyneside

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Re: Help with Edinburgh marriage certificate please
« Reply #4 on: Monday 03 March 14 16:51 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps The Bedford could have been the name of his ship?

Could well be :)
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: Help with Edinburgh marriage certificate please
« Reply #5 on: Monday 03 March 14 17:37 GMT (UK) »
Another possibility, which seems to fit better with the pen strokes, is that it says "(The Bedford Ret)", i.e., a retired seaman whose last ship was the Bedford.  I think the last stroke is the closing parenthesis, not part of an N.

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Re: Help with Edinburgh marriage certificate please
« Reply #6 on: Monday 03 March 14 17:39 GMT (UK) »
Nice one...I would go with that.
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: Help with Edinburgh marriage certificate please
« Reply #7 on: Monday 03 March 14 18:26 GMT (UK) »
Hmm, according to Royal Navy lists the second Bedford was broken up in 1817, which would be too early for this and the third not launced till 1901.
SCOTLAND: Wardlaw Steen/Stein Tweedie McBride McEwan Pate/Peat Brown Somerville Bishop Farier/Ferrier Wood  Torrance Gibb Ross Dunlop Downs Richardson Ramsey Story Snaddon/Sneddon Auld Allan McLean McInnes Mason Law Lawson Kerr Cockburn Christie Ballingall Wardrope Weir Wallace Scott.
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Re: Help with Edinburgh marriage certificate please
« Reply #8 on: Monday 03 March 14 19:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi George..."Cat & Pigeons" springs to mind  ;D ;D ;D
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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