Questions tagged [wiltshire]

For questions about the county of Wiltshire in the south-west of England, commonly abbreviated "Wilts."

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Could this date refer to a divorce on the 1939 register?

Here is the time line for my grandmother: I know that she got divorced from my late grandfather sometime after I was born. So 1972 is a guess. But I noticed this additional information of the 1939 ...
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Deciphering correct birth place for 1901 census entry

I am slightly confused about a place on a 1901 England Census entry. Class: RG13; Piece: 1946; Folio: 29; Page: 1 Snippet: I am interested in: Emily Smith What I have transcribed is Milson, ...
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Decipher name of Reverend on Burial entry

This is a snippet from a burial entry. I am not permitted to show the full image: I am trying to decipher the name of the Reverend. I think it is: Rev. A. E. Markly. This was in 1933 in Salisbury at ...
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Establishing the location of a photo in Fisherton-De-La-Mere

My mother provided me with this photo of my late dad riding a bicycle: It was understood that he was most likely in the centre of Fisherton-De-La-Mere. So I decided on a hunch to use Google Maps and ...
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Using vehicle number plate to infer registration year in Wiltshire photo

Here is a photo of my late father (passed away earlier this month) driving a tractor: The registration is: MWV714 Dad would have been driving this tractor in Wiltshire, England. I had a look at this ...
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Time difference between banns and marriage

I have understood that banns / marriages were a maximum of 3 months apart. So I am confused. Take these two individuals: William Finsley Partridge Mary Elizabeth Brown Take these banns: The source:...
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Adoption records in 1871 based on census info

I have just stumbled over the fact that my Great x 3 Grandmother remarried a Charles Chant. My Great x 2 Grandfather Henry is listed along with his sister Fanny as step children. Does this mean ...
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Deciding between multiple birth names and dates?

I have some differences on the certificates and census information. Birth Certificate: Name: Edith Nellie Hardiman Birth Date: 16 Sep 1892 Birth Location: Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire, England ...
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Deciphering hospital location on death certificate from 1977

I am trying to decipher this hospital location where my Great Grandmother died: I know it is in Salisbury but I am try to: Work out the correct name. Attempt to locate it online resource mentioning ...
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Birth certificate v Baptism entry

Bulford, Wiltshire, England Year: 1823 Why is it there are Baptism entries but no Birth entries?
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Why would people have to pay marriage licence bonds?

Why would two people over 21 have to pay a Licence bond in Wiltshire in the 1700s? My 4x great grandparents paid a bond, even though they were both over 21.
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