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Help Reading Marriage Certificate

Postby Thos. S. » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:12 pm

Hello

I'm struggling to read the groom's residence. The bride's is Middlestone Moor, which is in County Durham. The groom was originally from Lancashire so could be somewhere there or near Durham I guess. Thanks.

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Re: Help Reading Marriage Certificate

Postby jimbo50 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:27 pm

Hiya. Hope I'm not being too obvious, but, have you eliminated Hambleden, Buckinghamshire ?
There is a Hambledon Avenue and other road references in Chester Le Street, Durham. Was it an estate originally there ? I don't know what date your marriage cert is. Jim
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Re: Help Reading Marriage Certificate

Postby devonliz » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:29 pm

Looks like Hambleden to me.

The only place of that name seems to be in Buckinghamshire - the groom could have travelled for his work to a stately home or a market garden. Alternatively, is there a suburb of that name in a northern town? Did the wedding take place near the bride's home?
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Re: Help Reading Marriage Certificate

Postby Thos. S. » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:38 pm

I thought it looked like Hambleden too but so far I don't know any connection to there. Buckinghamshire is some way away from Durham but I know it's still possible. Sadly I don't know how they originally met. They married in the parish of Merrington, Durham.


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Re: Help Reading Marriage Certificate

Postby jimbo50 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:45 pm

Sorry Thos, I edited my reply. Jim
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Re: Help Reading Marriage Certificate

Postby Thos. S. » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:19 pm

Thanks for your help. The certificate is for my Great-Grandparents. They married in 1927. I know the same year they moved to the Wrest Park estate in Bedfordshire until around 1930/31 when they moved to Lancashire and later on moved to Kidderminster.

My Great-Grandfather evidently moved around for work so perhaps it could be Buckinghamshire. It would be lovely to find out how they met but I doubt I'll ever find out. I have never seen an occupation given for my Great-Grandmother so I can't make a connection through work.


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Re: Help Reading Marriage Certificate

Postby brunes08 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:17 pm

If the groom was 21+ years, he would have been entitled to vote. You might be able to track him down on the relevant Electoral Roll for that year. Just a thought. I've been able to unravel a couple of family puzzles in this way.
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Re: Help Reading Marriage Certificate

Postby puzzledtoday » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:46 pm

There is a Hambleton in Lancashire. Is it possible that the name was misheard ?
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Re: Help Reading Marriage Certificate

Postby AdrianB38 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:13 am

Suggest that you go to the GENUKI gazeteer on http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Gazetteer/ (I hope that is right) and do a search on places *starting* with the letters Hamble. There are several and I doubt much variation in the pronunciation.

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Re: Help Reading Marriage Certificate

Postby bunced » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:37 pm

Have you tried a search of the GRO for a birth of great grandfather.
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