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From: "V & A Taylor" <>
Subject: RE: [CHS] Son-in-law
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 18:16:19 +0100
daughters husbands sometimes listed stepsons also.
There was a gradual changeover in the meanings of "in-law" and "step".
Hope that helps to define.
Alan Taylor UK.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean Taylor [mailto:]
> Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 5:59 PM
> Subject: [CHS] Son-in-law
> Dear All
> Anyone solve this little riddle for me!! Seen twice recently on
> early census
> entries, boys of age 7 & 8 described as son-in-law to the head of
> Is there another definition of son-in-law, other than a
> daughter's husband,
> that would explain who these young boys were!! They had different surnames
> to the rest of the family.
> Jean Taylor nee FAULKNER
> Malmesbury Wilts.
> born Stockport (Ches)
> Researching:FAULKNER Stockport
> BAILEYStockport/ Derbys.
> OATESStalybridge/ Mottram
> HILLStalybridge/ Dukinfield
> SHEPLEY Stalybridge/Luzley/ Mottram/Godley
> VERNONKnutsford 1820
> LEAH or variationRostherne 1820
> THOMPSONGoostry/Holmes Chapel post 1885
> Marbury/Norbury &Tunstall, Staffs.1850
> ACKERLEY Malpas 1850
> BARLOW Marbury/Norbury and Malpas
> ARMITAGEHonley, W. Yorkshire
> TUBB(S), HOWSE & WINTER Appleton, Berks
> FREEMAN, SMITH & ARCHERGreat Haseley, Oxon
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