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Two Marriages - Same Bride & Groom

Postby eurogordi » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:43 pm

Can anyone explain why Fred William Fry & Ellen Eliza Peck married at Wood Green, Middlesex on 24th September 1890 ... and then married again in Toronto, Canada on 9th May 1895 ?

They were early members of The Salvation Army, although the Canadian entry indicated Methodist, but why, if they were married in London, were they married for a second time in Canada ?

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Re: Two Marriages - Same Bride & Groom

Postby Mick Loney » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:17 am

I seen that in the one in Canada, their religion is shown as Methodists.

Could that be the reason, as their first marriage was in local Parish Church?

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Re: Two Marriages - Same Bride & Groom

Postby eurogordi » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:44 am

That was my initial reaction, but the couple were members of The Salvation Army at the time of their first (Church of England) and second (Methodist) marriage. Did Canada recognise marriages that had occurred in the United Kingdom? That's the only other solution I can think of.
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