Author Topic: Can I use a England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index reference to find a spouse?  (Read 748 times)

Offline Stanwix England

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I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. In the past, Ancestry seems to have always made the link but it hasn't done so this time.

I'm looking at a marriage for a James Turner, 1837, October in Sunderland.

The reference number is Volume 24, Page 223. Then for some reason at some point someone has written in pen next to it 4498/5

I think he married an Anne. If I find all the Anne's who married in Sunderland, 1837 in October - would the right one be the one who was on Volume 24 page 223. Or is that just nonsense?

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Using FreeBMD, you can list all people who married in the relevant quarter and Registration district.
Then you have to try to spot the bride that COULD be Vol 4, page 223!

Often the early, hand-written, page numbers can't be identified -look for numbers with a square bracket in them - e.g. 2[2]3.
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Thank you
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These 2 are referenced under that number

Marriage Dec 1837   
HUNT    Sarah        Sunderland    24   4498/S    
TURNER    James        Sunderland    24   4498/S   
COMMENT on freebmd  -- original page number of 233 had a handwritten amendment of 4498/S

This suggests that the certificate may have been amended  :-\
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That's very interesting.

If it's Sarah, then its not the one I'm looking for - but I am curious about what the amendment might have been.
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It can have been anything including a mis-spelling of a name that was then amended.
That marriage was on 7 Dec 1837 at Monk-Wearmouth
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 There are details that give James' father as John and Sarah Hunts father as Francis.


 Tazzie
Liscoe -all
Green/Simpson/Underwood-Beds
Walker/Foulkes/Fookes/Fooks/Hedges/Lamborne-Bucks.
Stanton/Pattrick/Cooper/Fitzjohn/Holland/Spalding-London
 Rewallin/Underwood -Devon
 Casbolt-London/Cambridge
 Favell/Favel - Lincs-Beds

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That marriage was on 7 Dec 1837 at Monk-Wearmouth


There are details that give James' father as John and Sarah Hunts father as Francis.


James & Sarah Turner are on 1841 census with Margaret age 3 and Sarah age 1, his occupation sawyer
HO107; Piece: 310; Civil Parish: Bishop Wearmouth Folio: 33; Page: 12

Confirming mmn of Sarah

TURNER, SARAH       mmn HUNT 
GRO Reference: 1840  J Quarter in SUNDERLAND UNION  Volume 24  Page 238

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Maybe if OP tells us where they have their James Turner with wife Ann we can help find the right marriage  :)
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