Author Topic: Can I use a England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index reference to find a spouse?  (Read 776 times)

Offline JenB

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The probable death record for her in 1916

The burial register records her as the wife of Robert Grayton, so I'd say it was definitely her
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-J98V-C?i=863&cat=825808

Edit: here is the grave register showing Maria and Robert buried in the same plot
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-7N7D?cat=825808
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Re: Can I use a England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index reference to find a spouse?
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 06 May 21 11:14 BST (UK) »
Strangely it only says that Maria Ann Turner and Eleanor Francis did not sign themselves and left their mark. However, all the handwriting looks the same to me, as if Robert Grayton and John Rafferty didn't sign their own names either.

Presumably this copy of the marriage certificate came from the GRO and it is not an actual photo copy of the parish register.  In that case it would be the copy of the register entry which the church person would have filled in on and sent to the GRO. 
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