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Possible marriage in India? How do I locate it?
« on: Monday 10 September 18 15:29 BST (UK) »
Hi all, new territories for me here so be gentle!

My gt gt grandfather, Nicholas Francis Whitty, committed bigamy during WW2. The only possible match in the UK GRO doesn't appear to be him.

Family rumour has it that the lady concerned may have been from India (where he served). Where do I even start looking?

I have no military records, can't find the court case, and there are no details in local papers that I can find. By all accounts the case was heard in London (we're in South Wales), and he served time in Wormwood Scrubs just after WW2
census info is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Buckley - Maesteg, Tipperary
Lane - Waterford
Hughes - Hay/Hereford
Hobby - Byford
Evans - Neath/Cadoxton
Whitty - Wexford, South Wales
Connell - Ireland, and possibly Liverpool
White - Kinsale, Cork
Ahearn(?) - Glanmire, Cork
Millward - Merthyr, Maesteg

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Re: Possible marriage in India? How do I locate it?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 September 18 15:36 BST (UK) »
Have you tried Family Search?
You have to register, but it's free to use.
www.familysearch.org

The other option is Families In British India Society - FIBIS.
Try a search on their database at www.fibis.org
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Re: Possible marriage in India? How do I locate it?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 September 18 15:41 BST (UK) »
Thank you. I'll pop an enquiry across now
census info is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Buckley - Maesteg, Tipperary
Lane - Waterford
Hughes - Hay/Hereford
Hobby - Byford
Evans - Neath/Cadoxton
Whitty - Wexford, South Wales
Connell - Ireland, and possibly Liverpool
White - Kinsale, Cork
Ahearn(?) - Glanmire, Cork
Millward - Merthyr, Maesteg

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Re: Possible marriage in India? How do I locate it?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 28 January 19 00:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Have you tried the various sections of overseas births on the GRO index.  I think itís on Ancestry now. Then you could send for the certificate. Not sure how detailed but it would give the place and you could try and get the church certificate or similar if there was one

My grandparents marriage in Bombay Cathedral appears in the index, though we were fortunate enough to have the certificate. A bit earlier. After WW1

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Re: Possible marriage in India? How do I locate it?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 28 January 19 00:48 GMT (UK) »
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By all accounts the case was heard in London (we're in South Wales), and he served time in Wormwood Scrubs just after WW

There is a 1945 marriage of a Nicholas F Whitty,  Folkestone
And a 1955 marriage in Bridgend, Glamorgan.

Which one of these is to your gg grandmother?

Added, and is he the 1988 or 1978 death? (If either)
Do you have a date of birth?
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« Reply #5 on: Monday 28 January 19 00:56 GMT (UK) »
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Possible marriage in India? How do I locate it?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 28 January 19 08:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi Halfasheep.  Can identify a living person in the the thread just put on this morning.
Have sent you a pm. Brionne.
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