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Ancestor born in Bristol City workhouse?

An address would only be shown in column 5 (mother's name) when the mother's usual address at the time of the birth is different to that shown as the place of birth. So you would read that she was ...
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Ancestor born in Bristol City workhouse?

A good place to start researching workhouses is workhouses.org.uk. They have a page about Bristol Workhouse. Bristol actually maintained two workhouses: The Clifton Union workhouse at 100 Fishponds ...
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How did two birth records from the same sub-district end up in different districts?

First of all - these are pdf images of the entries in the records at GRO. They are not images of the original registers so the handwriting on them is not really relevant to any enquiry. You are ...
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1946 - Duncan House - Clifton Bristol

The building still stands, at 20 Clifton Down Road, and normally I would expect the UD to mean Urban District would assume that the registrar probably just forgot to write the district name before it. ...
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1946 - Duncan House - Clifton Bristol

As you know, it is difficult to give a good answer to unspecific "I want to know everything/anything" queries, so I will answer with some questions and ideas for further research. ...
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Confirming ancestor without birth or baptism certificate

If I'm understanding the situation correctly, you've gathered some records (census, marriage certificate) and attempted to correlate them. The identifiers you've used to determine a match are the ...
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Interpreting "married by Licence as I am credibly informed" on 1732 Gloucestershire marriage record?

Going through your list of unusual things about this record: Mrs Elizabeth Courtnay 'Mrs' did not refer to a married woman in the 1730s. It was a title of status. In her journal article titled ...
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Interpreting "married by Licence as I am credibly informed" on 1732 Gloucestershire marriage record?

This answer does not address the main part of the question about whether the marriage is in some way unusual in the wording of its record. However, I am posting it to try and shed light on whether ...
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