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Can you read the parish name?

Postby pforkes » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:45 am

Can you read the parish name for this marriage certificate?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Can you read the parish name?

Postby jaykayell » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:43 am

Would have been helpful to see more of the certificate, for comparison, but could be Martley, Worcester.
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Re: Can you read the parish name?

Postby Mick Loney » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:59 am

Yes it could be Martley, but did you spot the ‘extra’ written word?

It looks like it reads Marriage solemnised not in the parish church of Martley. Unusual phrasing to say the least :D
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Re: Can you read the parish name?

Postby sdup26 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:04 am

It looks as if 'at' has been crossed out and 'in' substituted, so it reads 'in the Parish....'
If we knew the names of the groom and bride, we could look them up on sites such as freereg, and maybe confirm the parish name.
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Re: Can you read the parish name?

Postby jaykayell » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:18 pm

I did note that the 'at' had been crossed out and 'in' entered, so that it reads correctly. I don't believe a marriage certificate would state that a marriage had NOT occurred in a particular place!
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Re: Can you read the parish name?

Postby junkers » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:22 pm

I can only see the top of the entry but it is Martley (see http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/WOR/townsandparishes#M).
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Re: Can you read the parish name?

Postby pforkes » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:41 pm

I have attached the full marriage record, so that you can compare the writing.

Thank you all for your help with this.
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Re: Can you read the parish name?

Postby meekhcs » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:45 pm

The registration district for the wedding is Upton on Severn. 1883, Jan-Feb-Mar, Upton on Severn Volume: 6c Page: 341

Martley is not in this registration district.

The writing on the cert is not clear but I think the parish may be Bushley. Look at the B in Baker,I think the parish name ends in "ley" and Bushley is in the reg district.
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Re: Can you read the parish name?

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:34 pm

meekhcs wrote:... Martley is not in this registration district. ...

Excellent point - the parish must be in the registration district (at the time).

meekhcs wrote:... The writing on the cert is not clear but I think the parish may be Bushley. ...

Bushley is the bride's residence just below. The words are not a convincing match but my impression is that the headings might be completed pages in advance by a clerk trying to get ahead of themselves and reduce their later workload - I say this because occasionally I see the reverse - a certificate with omitted headings, where maybe someone's got the sulks because the heading's not been filled in for them and they've refused to do that. And I think I've seen certificates otherwise empty apart from headings. Also note that the style of the "W" in Worcester and Westbury is slightly different, suggesting differences of style are possible.

The numbers of verticals, etc, match, so I'd agree with the suggestion of Bushley.
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Re: Can you read the parish name?

Postby pforkes » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:03 am

Mary Ann Stone (the bride) was born in Bushley and lived on Church Street in Bushley until the 1871 census. The 1881 has her working as a servant in Pershore (12 miles from Bushley)...
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