Author Topic: William Edward Burris 1808-1857  (Read 1012 times)

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Re: William Edward Burris 1808-1857
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 25 July 21 10:34 BST (UK) »
William was a bachelor but Martha was a widow and a minor. I can't read much the handwritten licence apart from her father being dead. The marriage banns say her father was William Lama but that must be false. Can anyone throw some light on this ?


Actual marriage cert image is on Ancestry
Martha is a spinster. Father is William Lama a shipwright.
John Burris is a Brazier.  (William Burris the groom is a Butler)
I've got that. I tried to upload a shot of the licence I found but it doesn't work.
           https://www.ancestry.com.au/imageviewer/collections/1768/images/31873_A002262-00017?pId=309

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Re: William Edward Burris 1808-1857
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 25 July 21 10:39 BST (UK) »
The licence says that the bride is a minor and her mother (a widow) has given consent for the marriage, as the father is dead and there was no other guardian.
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Re: William Edward Burris 1808-1857
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 25 July 21 10:51 BST (UK) »
The licence says that the bride is a minor and her mother (a widow) has given consent for the marriage, as the father is dead and there was no other guardian.

The death of a William Lamey, aged 48, was  registered at Greenwich Union ( which included Deptford from 1837) during  Sep Q 1838. A possibility?  Source GRO Index.

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Re: William Edward Burris 1808-1857
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 25 July 21 10:55 BST (UK) »
William was a bachelor but Martha was a widow and a minor. I can't read much the handwritten licence apart from her father being dead. The marriage banns say her father was William Lama but that must be false. Can anyone throw some light on this ?


Actual marriage cert image is on Ancestry
Martha is a spinster. Father is William Lama a shipwright.
John Burris is a Brazier.  (William Burris the groom is a Butler)
Yes I got all that. I'm concerned abour this licence.   https://www.ancestry.com.au/imageviewer/collections/1768/images/31873_A002262-00017?pId=309


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Re: William Edward Burris 1808-1857
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 25 July 21 10:57 BST (UK) »
The link does not work for those of us who do not subscribe to Anc*

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Re: William Edward Burris 1808-1857
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 25 July 21 11:00 BST (UK) »
That link says Martha is a spinster and a minor

ADDED The person who is mentioned as a widow is her mother (also named Martha)
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Re: William Edward Burris 1808-1857
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 25 July 21 11:08 BST (UK) »
That link says Martha is a spinster and a minor

ADDED The person who is mentioned as a widow is her mother (also named Martha)
Thanks Rosie, I think that solves that. I'm getting too old for this,

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Re: William Edward Burris 1808-1857
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 25 July 21 11:11 BST (UK) »
The licence says that the bride is a minor and her mother (a widow) has given consent for the marriage, as the father is dead and there was no other guardian.
Thanks Neale. That sums it up.  So I found a great uncle who went to USA.

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Re: William Edward Burris 1808-1857
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 25 July 21 14:23 BST (UK) »
This may have no connection to your family, but the Bristol Pollbook of 1830 has a John Burris, brazier, living at Narrow Wine Street.