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Possible Indian Marriage

Postby phsvm » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:14 pm

I'm researching Charles Hermon Prior, born 1893 and Ancestry appears to list a possible marriage for him in their Indian record collection.

I don't have access to this but could any one have a look at it for me please?

Many thanks.
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Re: Possible Indian Marriage

Postby ColinB » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:40 pm

It isn't a marriage for Charles Hermon Prior , just an indexing of his name as it appears in the record. FMP has the marriage details :

Henry Corlos Prior 36 bach Indian Civil Service ; father Charles Hermon Prior
Irene Beryl Mitchell 25 spinster ; father David Mitchell
6 Nov 1926 at Muzaffarpur, Bengal by licence.

Edit - this Charles cannot be Charles born 1893 as Henry was born 1890 , a brother perhaps ?

Edit 2 - I think may be a different family . Are your Charles' parents Charles Prior and Sarah Hermon ? ( Birth reg would suggest that is likely).
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Re: Possible Indian Marriage

Postby ColinB » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:05 pm

There's a Railway employment record showing Charles was an Engine Driver. It shows he was at Didcot and Neath; joined up July 1915 , demobbed 1919 and retired 1955.

A possible candidate on the 1939 Register :

Charles H Prior 14 Jan 1893 Engine Driver GWR married
Gladys M Prior 11 Mar 1896 married
and 3 children , one closed.

23 Dan Y Craig Road , Neath.
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Re: Possible Indian Marriage

Postby phsvm » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:11 pm

Many thanks Colin.

You're correct that my Charles Hermon Prior was the son of Charles Prior and Sarah Hermon - hence his middle name.

I've found a birth and baptism for Henry Carlos Prior in Cambridge which confirms his father was Charles HERMAN Prior, a fellow of Pembroke College.

You're also correct in that this is his entry with GWR and on the 1939 register but I can't find what he did between 1915 and 1919 so wanted to make sure he hadn't been in India.

Thank goodness I can cross this possible Indian marriage off the list - it would have been difficult to explain!
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