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From: "Susan Tudor-Coulson" <susantudor-coulson(a)blueyonder.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 7:45 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] General query - marriage registers
I hope no-one minds my posting a general query here but I'm trying to
understand a confused and confusing situation and would appreciate the
thoughts of more experienced researchers than myself!
In your experience, how likely is it that a woman would leave details of
her father and his occupation blank in the marriage register if she were
Not particularly likely - but never assume anything! One of my maternal
great great grandmothers, who married in the East Riding of Yorkshire in
1856, also lacks the father's name on her marriage certificate.
Nevertheless, both parents are named in plenty of other sources (the family
was very large) and there seems no real reason to doubt that they were
Other than illegitimacy, under what sort of circumstances would she
Maybe just a simple mistake, or the clergyman forgot to check the name, or
he didn't think it mattered when the father was deceased (unlikely!) or the
daughter just wanted to forget about her origins, or ... ?