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Author:  Glenys [ Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Puzzles

If a woman is not buried with her husband and son then where would you look for her? It is 1862.
She marries in 1860 with an illegitimate son and names her father on the marriage cert. with a different surname to her own ...wouldn't this have been scandalous? She does not name the father of her son on his birth certificate and marries very soon ( in same year ) after the son is born.
The son seems to have married with his birth surname which would be quite right but in the MI's he is dead with the surname of his mothers husband!?
If anyone here can help me with any clues to these puzzling questions i would be grateful. I could well be missing something that is obvious to someone else reading this.


Author:  Mel [ Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:47 am ]
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Did she remarry following the death of her husband. Do checks for her married name and for her maiden name when looking for another marriage.
Her name on her marriage certificate, obvious question but she is a spinster not a widow? Yes it would have been scandalous but went on as much then as it does now.
As for where buried, pick a haystack, any haystack (or churchyard)! I have a couple who not buried together, not in the samed churchyard and not within the same faith.
As for the son being buried with his stepfathers name, who knows!

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