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An American Vicar in Devon 1862 ?
« on: Tuesday 07 May 19 13:17 BST (UK) »
Mary Ann Ridd and William Ridd, Sister and Brother were both married on separate days in April 1862, North Molton. She according to the Vicar was married on April 2 and he on April 17. Even the American familysearch.org uses the British style.

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Re: An American Vicar in Devon 1862 ?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 13:41 BST (UK) »
The marriage certs for those marriages are on FindMyPast and confirm the dates.   The vicar is listed as N? or W Burdett

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Re: An American Vicar in Devon 1862 ?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 13:51 BST (UK) »
What puzzled me was using the American style of writing dates on the marriage certificates.

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Re: An American Vicar in Devon 1862 ?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 14:00 BST (UK) »
The vicar seems to have that habit of writing the month prior to the day on the wedding certs he officiated at but I don't think he  was American https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M712-9TM

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Re: An American Vicar in Devon 1862 ?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 14:17 BST (UK) »
No. Just joking. Unusual that the Vicar did not follow standard practice.

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Re: An American Vicar in Devon 1862 ?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 15:06 BST (UK) »
I always take things too literally   ;D

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