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Missing Marriage - advice/help needed!
« on: Sunday 05 February 17 11:58 GMT (UK) »
The marriage I'm looking for is between John BRAMMAN & Eliza HOLLINGWORTH.   The are living in Eldon St., Sneinton in 1851 along with their 1 month old daughter Lettice and other children from his previous marriage and her 10 year old illegitimate daughter Elizabeth.   I have not been able to find a marriage and had come to assume they were just living together.

Then yesterday I found an article in the Nottingham Review and General Advertiser of 17th March 1848 where Eliza BRAMMER was a witness and her maiden name was HOLLINGSWORTH.   She said she'd married the previous August.   But where is the marriage?!!   I can't find a registration and I think it would have been a lot harder not to register a marriage than say a birth or death.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Diana
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Re: Missing Marriage - advice/help needed!
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 February 17 12:58 GMT (UK) »
Are you sure that she hadn't been married previously as well - if so she would have married in that name?

A possible is Sept quarter 1846 where there is a John Brammer marrying, and on the same page is an Elizabeth Golland.  Newark    15   778
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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 February 17 13:02 GMT (UK) »
A possible is Sept quarter 1846 where there is a John Brammer marrying, and on the same page is an Elizabeth Golland.  Newark    15   778

I think that John Brammer married Ann Withers: 6 Aug 1846, St Mary Magdalene, Newark.

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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 February 17 13:06 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, so that can be eliminated.

No other marriages around that time, so possibly Penholder's original thought was correct and there wasn't a marriage. If there had been it would have been registered.
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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 05 February 17 13:23 GMT (UK) »
There might have been a marriage but it may not have made its way into the GRO index.

Michael Foster's books in the 'Comedy of Errors' series explains why and should be required reading for family historians.

http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/mikefost/

In this case you need to physically check the parish registers to see if there was an entry but the vicar was late in getting the marriages to the superintendent registrar for the area missing the deadline for entry into the GRO index.

I heard not so long ago that a very recent marrage in 2007 was late getting into the index and won't ever be there. Vicars have 18 months to make their returns but some are still late.
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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 05 February 17 13:31 GMT (UK) »
Interesting posting above.

I was just looking for marriages for Hollin* in Nottinghamshire in 1847 for last 2 quarters.  There were none showing for the 3rd quarter, which is possible, but then, checking, none showing for the first 2 quarters either, which I suppose is also possible but more unlikely.

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 05 February 17 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all so much for your thoughts.   I had wondered if it would be possible for a marriage not to get registered but if so then it's really unfair that it's the one I want to find!   I feel it's unlikely she would have lied about it in court - but who knows?   They were described as unreliable witnesses...

At least all hope isn't lost.   One day digital copies of the registers may go on-line or perhaps I'll even get to make a journey to Nottingham Record Office before that.

Thank you once again.

Diana

Hakes - Piddington, Northants; Bucks
Hillyard, Lebatt & Bodsworth - Piddington, Northants
Bonner - Warwickshire & Leicestershire
Caughlin - Clonmore Co. Wicklow/Carlow
Muzzell - Sussex
Jones - Rushbury, Shropshire; Nuneaton & Birmingham, Warwickshire; Piddington & Northampton, Northants
Penhorwood - Devon
Shutt - Devon & Kent
Oliver, Davies & James - Pembrokeshire
Green, Enser, Oldham, Bramman, Billings & Watmough - Nottinghamshire

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Re: Missing Marriage - advice/help needed!
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 05 February 17 17:14 GMT (UK) »
The child Lettice "Parker" Bramman age 1 month in 1851.
What significance does the middle name of Parker have re family connections?

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Re: Missing Marriage - advice/help needed!
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 05 February 17 17:26 GMT (UK) »
The child Lettice "Parker" Bramman age 1 month in 1851.
What significance does the middle name of Parker have re family connections?

There appear to be separate entries, would this be an amendment, or separate children?  Not locating a death.
   
BRAMMAN, LETTICE  PARKER     HOLLINGWORTH     
GRO Reference: 1851  J Quarter in RADFORD  Volume 15  Page 709   

BRAMMAN, LETTICE  PARKER     HOLLINGWORTH     
GRO Reference: 1852  M Quarter in RADFORD  Volume 02C  Page 709   

Possibly an error http://www.genealogistsforum.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=25106

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