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Marriage licenses St Mary's Stafford 1758 - please can anyone help?
« on: Sunday 30 August 20 23:35 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I was wondering if anone might be able to help me please?
I have looked for the marriage of my ancesters William Kingstone and Mary Robotham on FindMyPast, Ancestry and FreeReg and have been able to find the register entry. They married 15.07.1758 ē St Mary's, Stafford, Staffordshire, England. The register says they were married by license, many other people's licenses are availiable to read on FindMyPast but theirs isn't on there. Does anyone know where else I might be able to look please or is it likely that it doesn't exist as it is not on FindMyPast when others are?

Many thanks and best wishes, Emma
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Re: Marriage licenses St Mary's Stafford 1758 - please can anyone help?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 31 August 20 01:31 BST (UK) »
Itís there, but neither surname has been indexed. It is a really blurred image
But clearly William Kingston has signed it and Maryís name looks about the right shape  :)


https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBPRS%2FSTAFF%2F007618951%2F00440&parentid=GBPRS%2FSTAFF%2FMARRLICENCE%2F002426%2F2
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Marriage licenses St Mary's Stafford 1758 - please can anyone help?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 31 August 20 10:37 BST (UK) »
Itís there, but neither surname has been indexed. It is a really blurred image
But clearly William Kingston has signed it and Maryís name looks about the right shape  :)

Wow, that is fantastic, thank you so much. How on earth did you find that? I am so impressed, I have been looking for this for so long.
I really appreciate your help.
Best wishes
Emma

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBPRS%2FSTAFF%2F007618951%2F00440&parentid=GBPRS%2FSTAFF%2FMARRLICENCE%2F002426%2F2
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Garret/Stacey (Somerset)
Boultern/Boulton (Reading)
Crowther (Wolverhampton/Wednesbury/Birmingham)
Myres (Wolverhampton)
Palmer (Nottingham)
Cosby (Leighton Buzzard/Woodstock/Kidlington)
Hope (Oxford/Kidlington/Woodstock)
Williams (Yorkshire/Conisborough)
Draper (Bow Brickhill)
Draper Smith (Bow Brickhill/Woburn Sands)
Smith (Woburn Sands)


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Re: Marriage licenses St Mary's Stafford 1758 - please can anyone help?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 31 August 20 11:14 BST (UK) »
I just searched in the marriage licenses with only  their Christian names and the year. That was the first one in the list.

currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Marriage licenses St Mary's Stafford 1758 - please can anyone help?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 31 August 20 17:11 BST (UK) »
Regarding the marriage licence - I would be inclined to contact Staffordshire Record Office, and ask them if they are able to supply a better image of the Marriage Licence.  I'd explain the problem with the FindMyPast image, and ask the question - hopefully they will oblige.  You can but try  ;)

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Re: Marriage licenses St Mary's Stafford 1758 - please can anyone help?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 31 August 20 20:10 BST (UK) »
I just searched in the marriage licenses with only  their Christian names and the year. That was the first one in the list.

Thank you very much for the search tips 😊
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Re: Marriage licenses St Mary's Stafford 1758 - please can anyone help?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 31 August 20 20:16 BST (UK) »
I suppose there "might" be a record on this site - small amount to pay per view

1 record of William Kingstone marriage to Mary Robotham

https://en.geneanet.org/fonds/individus/?size=10&sexe=&nom=kingstone&ignore_each_patronyme=&prenom=william&prenom_operateur=or&ignore_each_prenom=&place__0__=&zonegeo__0__=Staffordshire%2C+England%2C+United+Kingdom&country__0__=GBR&region__0__=ENG&subregion__0__=STS&place__1__=&zonegeo__1__=&country__1__=&region__1__=&subregion__1__=&place__2__=&zonegeo__2__=&country__2__=&region__2__=&subregion__2__=&place__3__=&zonegeo__3__=&country__3__=&region__3__=&subregion__3__=&place__4__=&zonegeo__4__=&country__4__=&region__4__=&subregion__4__=&type_periode=between&from=1730&to=1758&exact_month=&exact_day=&exact_year=&go=1

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looks like there is a birth record for Mary as well on that site

Hi there,
Thanks very much for that, I hadn't heard of that website before.
I am a bit stuck with finding her baptism and parents as there is a Mary Robotham, baptised 1736 in Hanbury and another in 1739 Litchfield who fits the bill.
A Mary Robotham marries a Robert Baxter in 1757 but in the marriage record it doesn't say if she is a widow or spinster so it could be the one baptised in 1736 but it might not be.
I have no idea if the Litchfield one moved to Stafford either. There were some Marys baptised in Leigh at around the right time but they died.
I was hoping the licence for Mary and William Kingstone might shed a bit of light on things!
Thanks very much for the link.
Best wishes
Emma
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Hope (Oxford/Kidlington/Woodstock)
Williams (Yorkshire/Conisborough)
Draper (Bow Brickhill)
Draper Smith (Bow Brickhill/Woburn Sands)
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Re: Marriage licenses St Mary's Stafford 1758 - please can anyone help?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 31 August 20 20:17 BST (UK) »
Regarding the marriage licence - I would be inclined to contact Staffordshire Record Office, and ask them if they are able to supply a better image of the Marriage Licence.  I'd explain the problem with the FindMyPast image, and ask the question - hopefully they will oblige.  You can but try  ;)

That is a good idea, I might send them an email. Thanks for your help 😊
Sweetland (Chard/Yarcoombe/Honiton)
Garret/Stacey (Somerset)
Boultern/Boulton (Reading)
Crowther (Wolverhampton/Wednesbury/Birmingham)
Myres (Wolverhampton)
Palmer (Nottingham)
Cosby (Leighton Buzzard/Woodstock/Kidlington)
Hope (Oxford/Kidlington/Woodstock)
Williams (Yorkshire/Conisborough)
Draper (Bow Brickhill)
Draper Smith (Bow Brickhill/Woburn Sands)
Smith (Woburn Sands)