Many thanks Maureen.
From: india-bounces(a)rootsweb.com Hello List
Referring to the Madras marriages in the Genealogist, mentioned by Ed below,
there are links given on the FIBIS Fibiwiki page Madras (City), section
Historical books online
On 23 Dec 2015, at 6:38 am, Ed Storey via <india(a)rootsweb.com>
there has been many interesting messages on this subject. I am going to
my oar in the water again.
First, let me say "thanks" to Maureen for the information about The
Genealogist on Archive.org
. In fact there are many issues of the
available for full viewing, including the marriages from about 1710
into the 1800s. there might be other articles of interest as well.
addition, entering "Madras Marriages" into Worldcat will reveal more
publications with early marriages.
Now, the issue of provenance is far from simple or clear. Some women are
listed by their first and last name & some with "Miss" in front. Some,
often native, have only a single name, while some have two. We should
remember that more than one recorder was involved and perhaps more than
transcriber, so there can be errors. There are husbands with the
"native" by their name; although they seem to consistently have two names
I am reluctant to draw any conclusions about the ethnicity of the wives,
based on the variability of the recording. I have (at least) two
wives with only a single name and no marriage record, so I would like
better understand. I have found that looking at birth records is another
opportunity to learn details about the mother.
Ed of Falcon
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