My book of abbreviations gives Wesleyan Missionary Society. I don't know -
did they have military ranks similar to the Salvationists?
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From: Humphrey Stead <hgstead(a)home.com>
To: SOG-UK-L(a)rootsweb.com <SOG-UK-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: 31 January 2001 23:42
Subject: [SoG] Unknown organization
Can anyone identify an organization that may help me find a lost
The marriage certificate for a wedding in Salop in 1848 lists the
groom's father's "rank or profession" as "Captain W.M.S." I
think what the W.M.S. stands for, and it may be a vital clue to this
otherwise anonymous ancestor/relation of ancestor. Although the
marriage was in Salop, the family was, I believe, from Lancashire.
Any ideas on "W.M.S."?