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Widows remarrying in late 19th century
« on: Sunday 06 October 19 17:37 BST (UK) »
My gggg-grandparents married at Llanbeblig (Caernarfon now) in 1789. Both were widowed. Would the name my gggg-grandmother have married under been her maiden name, or the surname of her first husband ? (Who is unknown to me)
Owen , Parry , Pritchard, Foulkes  o Llanddeiniolen
Jones, Bellis o Sir Fflint
Williams o Beaumaris
Chambers o Dulyn
Rowlands o Tywyn

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Re: Widows remarrying in late 19th century
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 October 19 17:47 BST (UK) »
Surname of her first husband.

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Re: Widows remarrying in late 19th century
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 October 19 18:02 BST (UK) »
Agree with BB - the surname of husband No. 1.

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Added - just a thought - unless they were still using the patronymic in that parish
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Re: Widows remarrying in late 19th century
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 October 19 21:51 BST (UK) »
Just in case you are wondering how to proceed......

The second marriage shows the bride's name at the time (i.e. her married/widowed name) so the way forward is to match a previous marriage with a death.

For example - if she was Megan Jenkins you would need to find a marriage of Megan to Mr Jenkins, then find a matching death for Mr Jenkins.  The first marriage would give Megan's maiden name (unless she had been married more than once!)  So if Megan Powell married Robert Jenkins, then Robert Jenkins died, you might find a baptism for Megan Powell to take your line back further.

My apologies if this is stating the obvious - but it might be of use to other Rootschatters looking at this thread.

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Re: Widows remarrying in late 19th century
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 October 19 22:57 BST (UK) »
Were there any unusual middle names that may have been surnames? That is how I cracked a similar problem in my tree. A good friend pointed out to me a middle name of one of the children that turned out to be the maiden name of the mother. I've now gone back nearly 150 years.
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