Two common reasons for lying about age at marriage were:
Pretending to be over 21 (and so not needing parental consent)
Adjusting your age to be closer to your partners.
Possibly you have examples of both.
I think (having looked at the full page on FindMyPast) that it probably actually says "were" so that it reads:
John Smith Captains Clarke of his Majestys Ship Firm and Sarah Osment
of St Andrews Plymouth a minor with consent of parents were
married in this church by licence this thirteenth Day of July in the
Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty ...
It's "Superintendent Registrar's Certificate" - though I admit it does help to know the various ways of getting married rather than rely on the text. Generally marriages in the Church of England would take place after banns had been read in the parish churches of the two parties. There are various reasons for not getting banns - pre-1837 the couple could get ...
With a marriage that took place before Loving vs. Virginia I see three possibilities:
Your parents didn't disclose your mother's heritage (i.e. she could 'pass').
Your parents married somewhere else (not likely to be South Carolina or Georgia).
Your parents married after 1967 (or never married).
Since you have a marriage date, let's assume for the moment ...
Counkilla or Ceancullig (Gaelic: Ceann Coille) is located just north of Drimoleague. It is a townland in Drimoleague parish. Clearly there are numerous spelling variations of this place that you may find, some more phonetic, some more true to its Gaelic origin.
See the entry for Ceancullig on Townlands.ie for more information about this location.
Interestingly, James and Annie's headstone seems to hold some key information about Annie's ancestry and therefore her marriage. It can be found on FindAGrave:
As you can see, the Wards were buried with the Parry family. There must be some relationship or association between the two families. The marriage identified by Tom which shows Annie's maiden name as ...
One thing to research is their later church affiliation. One possibility is that between 1925 and 1928 they changed their religious conviction. The Roman Catholic church, at the time, may not have recognised their first marriage in a Presbyterian church and on conversion to Catholicism they had to re-marry in the RC church so that the marriage was recognised....
The critical part of the information is the GS Film number:1562175.
If you go to the Family Search Catalog, paste this number into the search box labeled film/fiche number. You will see the following results:
Manhattan (New York City) marriage records, 1866-1937 ; index to all
Author: New York. Department of Health. Division
The words after John Larke's name are "Single Man" it's just the top of the a doesn't go all the way over. Compare to "Single Woman" after Elizabeth's name. I would interpret it as meaning he was a bachelor rather than a widower.
The "No 2" is I suspect just the number of that entry, but you would need to compare it to the records before and after to be ...
Some small differences, especially in word endings:
Inter Josephum Wojnowski viduus de Bialybrod operanium et Hedwigem
Wojleckem de huba Lukowo non uxor atam ad contrahendum matrimonium
sacramentale benedictio Ecclesiae facta.
Translated, again small differences:
Between Joseph Wojnowski, widower of Bialybrod, laborer, and Jadwiga
(or Hedwig) ...
I assume that the children you have found in the birth indexes are these ones:
Eveline Edith WARD 1903 Q4 Chester 8a 380
Rose Gertrude WARD 1905 Q4 Chester 8a 364
James Spencer WARD 1907 Q2 Chester 8a 415
Thomas Edward WARD 1909 Q2 Chester 8a 376
Starting from that we can use the new GRO index to get the maiden name of the mother, which is ...
The rules had been set out in Hardwicke's Marriage Act 1753.
The Act required that, for a marriage to be valid, it had to be performed in a church and either after the publication of banns or the obtaining of a licence.
If the marriage was by licence, those under the age of 21 had to prove parental consent before the licence was issued.
If the marriage was ...
The language of the text is Hungarian. Mainly using an online translator and dictionary and the word list linked by @ColeValleyGirl, I came up with the following:
A jegyesek: the bridal pair (i.e. bride and groom)
Sorszám: (registration) number
Esküvési év, hónap és nap: wedding year, month and day
vezeték- és keresztneve: family name ...
Based on this reference work originally referred to by @ColeValleyGirl in her comments to my question it states:
A batman or an orderly is a soldier or airman assigned to a commissioned officer as a personal servant. Before the advent of motorized transport, an officer's batman was also in charge of the officer's "bat-horse" that carried the pack saddle ...
The Israel Genealogy Research Association (https://genealogy.org.il) is in the process of indexing marriage and divorce records from the British Mandate period. You can search their database and see all the information for free, but it requires one to register on their site first. Viewing the actual marriage certificate requires membership in the ...
First, have your looked in Nørresundby Kirkebøger (churchbooks) for their marriage (Viede)? Was your father a first child? Or were there older children? That has a bearing on your timeline. (Consider looking for a marriage date up to and including 1884.) Looking in Nørresundby would be the obvious first step. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get into ...
I believe that this refers to the Intention. At that time, the couple wishing to be married would file an intention to be married. This would be published in the home town of both sets of parents and in the town the couple lived in. If there was no objection from the community after a given period, they could then get married.
Engaged couples are required ...
I suggest you obtain a copy of Winifred's birth certificate. It can be ordered from the GRO website.
In the New GRO index, here is her entry:
As you can see, the Mother's maiden surname is given as a dash, indicating she was very likely illegitimate.
The most likely explanation is that Winifred's mother was unmarried when Winifred was born. Whether Edward ...
There are three possibilities here, all of which you need to assess.
The two marriages (of Edward Goode to Sarah Ann Nutt in 1894, and
of George Edward Goode to Norah O'Brien in 1901) are not
marriages of the same man.
There are points of similarity -- the father's name and occupation;
the ages suggesting the same year of birth; the addresses are very
According to Rebecca Probert in Marriage Law for Genealogists the definitive guide
Key fact: before 25th March, 1754, neither the Church nor the secular courts regarded as valid any marriage that had not been celebrated before an ordained Anglican clergyman.
If your ancestors were not Anglican (e.g. Catholic or non-conformist) they may have wished to ...
Andrievci, Kreis Brod in Slawonien
heimatszuständig nach Klattau gl. Bez. in Böhmen
The answer to your question lies in "heimatzuständig" or also only "zuständig" (responsible) in other records. The "Heimatrecht" (local citizenship) in a community was acquired either by being born there, marrying in or in later days also by living there for a ...
Unfortunately it isn't definite proof that he is, but equally does not rule him out either. DNA testing will be the only way of proving 100% and everything else will be about the weight of evidence. So objectively gathering as much as you can both for and against would be the way forward.
Is John named on the birth certificate as McAllister or Strachan? ...
The GRO (General Register Office) Index of Marriages contains only the names of the bride and groom, not witnesses.
I expect this question arises from the fact that often more than 2 people have the same page number in the index.
For marriages from 1837 to 1852, you will find up to 8 names (4 marriages) per page of the register, and after 1852 only 4 names ...
I'm wondering if the clerk might have mis-heard the name Listowel. For pronunciations see https://forvo.com/word/listowel/
Wikipedia's article on Listowel says:
Listowel (/lɪsˈtoʊl/; Irish: Lios Tuathail, meaning "Tuathal's
ringfort") is a Heritage town and a market town in County Kerry,
Ireland, and is situated on the River Feale, 28 km (17 mi) ...
For those interested, the marriage certificate has been found.
While the law forcing couples to wait 2 days between the license and the marriage had significantly reduced the number of couples going to Maryland to get married, some people still ran away to get married there.
The 2 days waiting period put Maryland on par with Delaware, NJ and Pennsylvania ...
I think it is "St." from the address "Cumberland St.", which encroaches on the next box. The bar of the "t" is detached, as in "Cottages" in the groom's address, and the dot is elongated, so that it looks like "S=" overall.
If you look at "St Patrick" on the top line of the full certificate, the overall form is the same, except it doesn't have a dot/line ...
Building on @sempaiscuba's highly informative comment:
checking the addresses (Tolka Rd & St. Attracta Road) shows that the church is in Dublin (Gaelic: Baile Átha Cliath), which is in the county of Leinster. The bride lived in the Cabra (Gaelic: An Chabrach) district of the city.
I checked dublinchurches.com, which lists two current Roman ...