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What church did they marry in?

Postby Mick Loney » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:36 pm

Alfred Livesey and Alice Leigh married in Q3 1886 (GRO ref Stockport 8a 126), and without buying the actual certificate, tried to find a Parish Register entry on-line.

According to marriage locator website, the marriage took place in Portwood, but I discovered this is incorrect! By using a combination of browsing FamilySearch Images and FreeBMD, I found that the marriages in Portwood used reference 8a 89 up to 8a 103. Stockport St Thomas used references 8a 129 up to 8a 136, leaving a hole between 8a 104 and 8a 128

Does anyone know the order that the registers for Stockport RD were entered into the central GRO index, or know what churches the missing references covered? ( i.e 8a 104-128)
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Re: What church did they marry in?

Postby ianbee » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:39 pm

Hi Mick
Alfred Livesey + Alice Leigh
1886
Stockport, St Matthew
Ref: ST17/2/364

From Cheshire BMD
http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk/index.php
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Re: What church did they marry in?

Postby Mick Loney » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:15 pm

Thanks Ian, that was quick :D

Do you know if any site has the images on-line? Familysearch doesn’t!
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Re: What church did they marry in?

Postby AdrianB38 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:12 pm

Stockport will often appear in the Cheshire records, the vast bulk of which are on FindMyPast - however, St. Matthew's isn't in FMP at all. The registers are at Chester Record Office (P 276, Stockport (Edgeley) St. Matthew Parish) so if you ever fancy a day out... (OK, so your day out will probably cost more than the certificate!)
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Re: What church did they marry in?

Postby Mick Loney » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:14 pm

Adrian, you’re so right :D I wish I could get from Swansea to Chester for £11, would be the bargain of the century!
However, if any of our readers are local, and fancy a trip...

(Perhaps I could return the favour sometime, as West Glamorgan Archives are currently in Swansea Library, only a 10 minute walk from my house :D )
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