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Gretna Green
« on: Wednesday 16 September 20 12:38 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find my Grandfather’s wedding certificate to his second wife
I have narrowed the date from 1969 -1978. His name was James Murray and he lived in Langholm Dumfrieshire, I only know his wife’s first name as Myrtle
He was born in 1901 and died in 1978
I have found a James Murray and a Myrtle Thompson married at Gretna in 1972, then another James Murray and a Myrtle Smith married at Gretna in 1972
Is there anyway to check these out online
Many thanks
MG

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Re: Gretna Green
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 15:11 BST (UK) »
Hi MG ,

According to Scotlandspeople those marriages have the same reference number.
Myrtle is listed under Smith and Thompson.


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Re: Gretna Green
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 15:27 BST (UK) »
Hi ev,
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly
yes that does seem strange , do not know how I can move forward to find out if this is my grandfather
MG


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Re: Gretna Green
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 15:37 BST (UK) »
Did James Murray die in Scotland ?


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Re: Gretna Green
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 16:13 BST (UK) »
Index on scotlandspeople would list Myrtle under the two different surnames but the same reference number if she had been married previously.

Possibly widowed or divorced.

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Re: Gretna Green
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 16:40 BST (UK) »
If James Murray died in Cumbria England(born 19th May 1901) in 1978 , then there is a possible death for a Myrtle Murray in Cumbria in 1980(born 21st May 1909).
You would really need to order the 1972 marriage from SP to progress.


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Re: Gretna Green
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 16:48 BST (UK) »
There is a Myrtle Smith that fits that birth date in 1939, Glamorganshire.

Possibly this marriage  :-\
Marriage Jun qtr 1938
Smith, Charles S   
Thompson,  Myrtle       
Pontypridd    11a   999
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Re: Gretna Green
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 17:00 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much everyone for your help, it is very much appreciated,now have something to work with
MG

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Re: Gretna Green
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 18:58 BST (UK) »
I have an illegitimate gt uncle in Scotland, listed at marriage with 2 separate records, one with his mother`s name and one with his stepfather`s. I was able to view both images for  6 credits.