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Offline Annie65115

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what's the longest marriage you've come across?
« on: Friday 12 February 21 21:03 GMT (UK) »
Joseph Clamp and Jane Greasley were my 5gt-grandparents. They married on 27.7 1772, and had 8 children.

Joseph died August 1836, age 89; Jane died in 1840, aged around 95. They're buried together.

So they were married for nearly 64 years!

But I'll bet some of you have found longer marriages than that - can you beat it?
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Anywhere and everywhere, also Holiland Holliland Hollyland)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Westmorland, Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: what's the longest marriage you've come across?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 February 21 21:51 GMT (UK) »
In my direct line I have a couple who wed in July 1845, and the wife died in September 1905, so they were wed 60 years, so 4 years short of your ancestors long marriage.

Although my grandad's cousin and his wife were married 75 years but this was more recent.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: what's the longest marriage you've come across?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 13 February 21 19:12 GMT (UK) »
I have found a couple who married in December 1683 who were married for 65 years and three months or so.  James Plumer married Margaret Mathew in Chailey.  Margaret died in March 1748/49 and her husband died in 1751.

Not bad going for that time! :)

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Re: what's the longest marriage you've come across?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 13 February 21 20:14 GMT (UK) »
In my tree I have one that lasted 76 years 4 months.
Claude and Ethel Married 3rd December 1926, Ethel  died 30th April 2003.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: what's the longest marriage you've come across?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 14 February 21 18:33 GMT (UK) »

Can’t quite beat Jebber, but I have a first cousin, once removed who with her husband Orville Bliss was married 73 years and 7 months and lived in Spokane, Washington state. She was married when she was 16 years old.  ;D
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Re: what's the longest marriage you've come across?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 15 February 21 14:22 GMT (UK) »
Not quite as long as the previous 2 posts, but my own Mum and Dad (look left!!) 73 years 2 months.

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Re: what's the longest marriage you've come across?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 February 21 01:44 GMT (UK) »
Not quite as long as the previous 2 posts, but my own Mum and Dad (look left!!) 73 years 2 months.

These two have just achieved that impressive score
 
Rutter, Sampson, Swinerd, Head, Redman in Kent.  Others in Cheshire, Manchester, Glos/War/Worcs.
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Re: what's the longest marriage you've come across?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 16 February 21 14:55 GMT (UK) »
And both still with us!

My granddaughter has my mother`s wedding dress and says she will wear it.

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Re: what's the longest marriage you've come across?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 16 February 21 15:15 GMT (UK) »
Some amazing responses here! Keep them coming!
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Anywhere and everywhere, also Holiland Holliland Hollyland)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Westmorland, Cheshire/Leicester)