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Offline lydiaann

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Daughter-in-law?
« on: Sunday 17 March 19 09:42 GMT (UK) »
I have a census where there is a 'daughter-in-law'; however, she is registered as 'unmarried'.  Am I to assume that she may possibly be a step-daughter?  It's a non-direct branch I'm following but as it's got some relevance to one of 'my lot', I thought I'd travel along it a little.
Cravens of Wakefield, Alnwick, Banchory-Ternan
Houghtons and Harrises of Melbourne, Derbyshire
Taylors of Chadderton/Oldham, Lancashire
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Macdonalds of Dundee

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Re: Daughter-in-law?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 March 19 09:49 GMT (UK) »
Yes she will be a stepdaughter.  Daughter-in-law was the more commonly-used term for this relationship in 19th century records.
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: Daughter-in-law?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 March 19 09:53 GMT (UK) »
I have several step children referred to as son or daughter in law.
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Re: Daughter-in-law?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 March 19 13:55 GMT (UK) »
OK, that helps; saves me looking for a non-existent hubby!  Thanks a lot, as always. :-*
Cravens of Wakefield, Alnwick, Banchory-Ternan
Houghtons and Harrises of Melbourne, Derbyshire
Taylors of Chadderton/Oldham, Lancashire
MacGillivrays of Mull
Macdonalds of Dundee