Author Topic: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon  (Read 124 times)

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Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« on: Tuesday 05 February 19 15:01 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

This gentleman (soldier) married Margaret DENTON in the Cape of Good Hope probably in the 1860's....she had been born there.   Can someone please provide chapter and verse about the wedding, if at all possible.

Thank you,

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Re: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 16:12 GMT (UK) »
Marriage -

Mathew Procter Wasp
Age - 25
Marital status - Bachelor
Occupation - Sergeant in the Commisariat
Residence Place - The Castle, South Africa
14 Nov 1864, St George's Cathedral, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Spouse - Margaret Smith ?
Age - 18
Marital status - Spinster
Page 389 Entry Number 1072

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Re: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 16:33 GMT (UK) »
Thank you JJ......the information I needed.

I am a little confused, however, about the bride's maiden name, I understand it was DENTON, and in fact the couple's first child in 1866 was named Margaret Denton WASP!

On the other hand Matthew Proctor WASP, too, is proving extremely difficult to document properly. I have still been unable to discover the missing details of his early army career, from enlistment to about the early 1870's??   This despite reviewing every entry on FindMyPast and Ancestry.

Le proces et les tribulations de la genealogie 8)

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Re: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 16:50 GMT (UK) »
I was rather surprised to see that Margaret's surname was recorded as Smith  ???

As you say - The trials and tribulations of genealogy  :)  :)

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Re: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 07 February 19 16:32 GMT (UK) »
Hello JJ,

I thought I would let you know that the four WASP children born in the UK all showed the mother's maiden name as "SMITH" according to the GRO 8) 8)

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Re: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 February 19 15:41 GMT (UK) »
Hello JJ,

I thought I would let you know that the four WASP children born in the UK all showed the mother's maiden name as "SMITH" according to the GRO 8) 8)

BAC3

Many thanks for the update  :)

JJ