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Marriage certificate witnesses
« on: Thursday 18 November 21 18:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Wondering if anyone can help.

Witness name of Henry Mantell (definite, he is the bride's father) after that is another name I think that may be Dorothy ? ?
Then 2nd witness name Marie Mantell (wife of above) then maybe Margaret ?

Was it normal to have 4 witnesses?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Marriage certificate witnesses
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 18 November 21 18:24 GMT (UK) »
Looks like Dorothy Eveline Porter (or Carter) and Margaret Wood to me.

Personally, I have never known there to be 4 witnesses before.
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Re: Marriage certificate witnesses
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 18 November 21 18:26 GMT (UK) »
I thought Carter and possibly Margaret Lord but yes it could be Wood.
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Re: Marriage certificate witnesses
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 18 November 21 18:29 GMT (UK) »
maybe Dorothy Eveline Carter & Margaret Hood, but hard to tell

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Re: Marriage certificate witnesses
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 18 November 21 18:31 GMT (UK) »
I've written

Dorothy Eveline Carter

Margaret Wood

without seeing the other posts.

I've seen a few of 4 or more witnesses. One of my relatives had 6 witness - her father and siblings! It was a Birmingham marriage in the 1890s  :)
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Re: Marriage certificate witnesses
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 18 November 21 19:30 GMT (UK) »
It could be Dorothy Eveline Curtis.

ADDED - is the 1939 Register any help?

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Re: Marriage certificate witnesses
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 18 November 21 19:56 GMT (UK) »
I've written

Dorothy Eveline Carter

Margaret Wood

without seeing the other posts.

I've seen a few of 4 or more witnesses. One of my relatives had 6 witness - her father and siblings! It was a Birmingham marriage in the 1890s  :)

Thanks everyone.   Maybe it's a regional thing then to have multiple witnesses.
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Trigg - Warwickshire/Denbigshire
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Re: Marriage certificate witnesses
« Reply #7 on: Friday 19 November 21 09:30 GMT (UK) »
I've done some transcriptions for FreeReg (mainly for Northumberland) and its not as rare as you would think to have multiple witnesses. I've seen 4, 5, 6 reasonably often, though 2 is by far the norm.

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