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 Post subject: original marriage certificates
 Post Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 12:11 pm 
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Could anyone plese tell me the type of information given on original marriage certificates from about 1877? Are there parents names given, or ages of the bride and groom, or a bachelor, spinster and widow designation? Many thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: original marriage certificates
 Post Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 7:04 am 
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There was no civil marriage registration in 1877. The information provided in a marriage entry depends upon the religious denomination and the community. Anglican marriages often included the father's name and the groom's occupation. The Catholic marriage records for Bay St. George are detailed. Moravian marriage records are detailed.


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 Post subject: Re: original marriage certificates
 Post Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 12:16 pm 
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Thank you, Edward. My folks were Methodist. Do you know about the information on their certificates? In January of 1877, in Greenspond, there was a marriage between Jane Wells and William Burton. I'm trying to find out if this William is the William born 1825, or the William born 1858 (who is his son). Many thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: original marriage certificates
 Post Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 4:11 pm 
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My recommendation is to search for the probate records for the estates for the individuals you suspect may be the parents of William Burton and Jane Wells. In general, I haven't found the Methodist records too help in finding my ancestors. Another possible source of information could be the diary of the clergyman who married the couple.


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 Post subject: Re: original marriage certificates
 Post Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 5:58 pm 
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Thanks Edward for the advice. I'll follow up.
Nice to have met you.


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