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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #45 on: Saturday 19 September 20 23:55 BST (UK) »
Possibly but I'm not convinced that word is plural, it looks the same as the man who can't remember his mother's name and that marriage was by the same priest.

That death cert won't be online yet but will be eventually, hopefully at the next update.

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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #46 on: Sunday 20 September 20 03:28 BST (UK) »
It does not say both were married before. It says sponsus married before.
Sponsus = groom
Sponsa = bride

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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #47 on: Sunday 20 September 20 03:38 BST (UK) »
That would certainly explain why she was still using her maiden name. And why she is "spinster" on the civil registration (although why the groom is described as "bachelor" remains a mystery). Thanks.


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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #48 on: Sunday 20 September 20 03:52 BST (UK) »
Perhaps he didn't want the to go through the hassle and expense to prove to the Church that he was eligible to marry again.  Or maybe it was just "clerical error".

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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #49 on: Sunday 20 September 20 04:05 BST (UK) »
I favour the clerical error theory. The church knew about his previous marriage ("sponsus married before"), it is the civil registration that says bachelor where I might have expected widower. But I think we are splitting hairs now. Thanks.

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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #50 on: Sunday 20 September 20 07:49 BST (UK) »
It does not say both were married before. It says sponsus married before.
Sponsus = groom
Sponsa = bride

That's what I was trying to figure out but without knowing Latin and struggling with the writing I was getting tied up in knots.
Thank you.

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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #51 on: Sunday 20 September 20 07:53 BST (UK) »
It's a learning experience for us all!