I mentioned this on the list just before Christmas as a possible marriage in 1899 in the
Basford Registration District which I had still to check out, but listers may like to know
that I have now obtained confirmation in the form of the actual certificate.....
Thomas SALT, 22, bachelor, a railway fireman, married Edith Mary PEPPER, 18,
spinster, at the Register Office, Basford, on 5 December 1899. The groom's father
was Samuel Salt, farmer, and the bride's father was Thomas Pepper, also a farmer.
I have to say that the staff at Basford RO were very helpful indeed and also highly
amused when I ordered the certificate. It seems they share my penchant for such
wonderful genealogical oddities!
I had already asked a good friend in the Notts FHS to check the Nottinghamshire
marriages CD for me but it does not appear there, apparently because register office
marriages are not included.
Thomas and Edith both gave their address as 71 Curzon Street, Netherfield. and on
the 1911 census they are living at 69 Curzon Street with three children aged from 10
to one. Three more children were born to them between 1913 and 1916, according to
FreeBMD (children's name SALT, mother's maiden name PEPPER).
I have included this anecdote and a scan of the certificate in my bi-monthly column
called "Roy's Ramblings" which will appear in the March issue of Practical
History. I made the comment that they obviously became "seasoned parents"
With six children, there must surely be someone out there descended from this Salt &
Ah yes - and as another lister cleverly observed, the condiments of the season to all!
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