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Can you read this marriage certificate?

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Can you read this marriage certificate?

Postby pforkes » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:15 am

Can you read the residence of the groom (George Springett)? I looks like junior Carlton Club S.W., but is it "junior"?

Also, what does "gentleman" mean in this context? I remember hearing this described (possibly in a recent episode of Who Do You Think You Are?
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Re: Can you read this marriage certificate?

Postby AntonyM » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:26 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Carlton_Club

Originally a "Gentleman" indicated a particular social rank, but in this context would normally mean someone who didn't rely on paid employment for an income (or at least that is what they said).
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Re: Can you read this marriage certificate?

Postby richaldis » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:10 pm

Quite an unusual marriage i'd think. That area of Silvertown was upper working class, labourers and semi-skilled workers especially in the local rubber works.
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Re: Can you read this marriage certificate?

Postby Leedsearcher » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:52 pm

I read it as 'Junior Carlton Club SE'(a London gentleman s club est. 1874)


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Re: Can you read this marriage certificate?

Postby Mick Loney » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:48 am

Whoops, did you mean SW? This was a ‘posher’ paart of London compared with SE :D
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