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Re: Missing Marriage
« Reply #9 on: Friday 09 October 20 13:52 BST (UK) »
I used Ancestry to check for marriages in Berwick upon Tweed - ENGLAND.  They would not be on SP.

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Re: Missing Marriage
« Reply #10 on: Friday 09 October 20 14:54 BST (UK) »
Ah, that wasn't clear from what you had said before.

I use FreeBMD for BMDs in England and Wales.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Missing Marriage
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 10 October 20 06:22 BST (UK) »
Hi macpark,

Do you know the date of death for James? Death certificate might hopefully show name of first wife. 

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Re: Missing Marriage
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 10 October 20 06:50 BST (UK) »

The marriage certificate that you have for GALLAGHER - PAXTON  31 May 1918 - can you please list all the information on this document. Everything please, for bride and groom.....ages, addresses, occupations....names of witnesses....everything.

What names do you have for children of this marriage?

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Re: Missing Marriage
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 10 October 20 09:47 BST (UK) »
Do you know the date of death for James? Death certificate might hopefully show name of first wife. 
It wouldn't if he died in England.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Missing Marriage
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 10 October 20 10:26 BST (UK) »
Is this the alleged death of James? :-\
1967
GALLAGHER, JAMES
Age at death 80
Ref 644/4 713
RD Name Glasgow

Back in 1918, on the Glasgow ER, James Gallagher seems to be listed at the family home, 279 Bernard Street.
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Re: Missing Marriage
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 10 October 20 10:39 BST (UK) »
Death of 2nd Mrs. Gallagher, as indexed
1978
Gallagher / Paxton, Elizabeth Marti
Age at death 85
Mother's Maiden Name Lindores
Ref 613/ 310
RD Name Glasgow, Martha St

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Re: Missing Marriage
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 10 October 20 12:02 BST (UK) »
If course this does not work if the wife died in England, where as far as I know the certificate doesn't even name the spouse of the deceased

General Register Office Guide to Death certificates
Occupation (column)
This will be the last known occupation of the deceased. Females were usually recorded by their relationship to husband or father – eg ‘widow of’.

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Re: Missing Marriage
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 10 October 20 12:17 BST (UK) »
If course this does not work if the wife died in England, where as far as I know the certificate doesn't even name the spouse of the deceased
General Register Office Guide to Death certificates
Occupation (column)
This will be the last known occupation of the deceased. Females were usually recorded by their relationship to husband or father – eg ‘widow of’.
Yes, but a man's death certificate doesn't usually name his wife, and certainly not her maiden name. Admittedly I have not seen many English men's death certificates (they are not usually informative enough to justify the cost of buying one) but none of those that I have seen has named a wife, let alone a previous, long-deceased, wife.

Happily it seems that in this case it's academic because it looks as if he died in Scotland, though so long after the death of the first wife that the informant may not have known that he was married twice.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith