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From: "David Lamb" <>
Subject: Re: [SRY] Help required to find a marriage please
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 07:03:10 +0100
You don't say what these Canadian documents were. Have you seen her
marriage certificate? That should give you her maiden name, though I have
never seen a Canadian marriage certificate). It could be that LAMB was her
maiden name, because in my experience, it seems to be the custom for
researchers in the USA and possibly Canada too, to insert a woman's maiden
name (or sometimes a person's mother's maiden name) between her first name
and her surname. For a long time, I was under the mistaken impression that
my 3rd great grandmother was called "Tamar Lambert PARTRIDGE", until I
discovered that her mother's maiden name was LAMBERT, and that she herself
was called simply Tamar PARTRIDGE. On the other hand, I also have come
across people such as Robert Elsden PARTRIDGE, where the mother's maiden
name was actually given as a middle name, and appears as such on his birth
I don't know if this helps at all.
David Lamb (Paignton, Devon, UK)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Caroline Mannix" <>
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 8:30 PM
Subject: [SRY] Help required to find a marriage please
> Hi Listers,
> I wonder if there is anyone that could give me some advice please.
> I have just found out the my gggranduncle George William ALDRIDGE was
married , which was a great family surprise. On the documents that I have
obtained from Canada his wifes name was "Hannah Lamb ALDRIDGE." I am not
sure as to whether Lamb is her maiden name or her middle name.
> George emigrated to BC Canada in approx 1910, he was still single in 1901
and died in 1922 so I could be looking for a marriage in England or Canada.
> I have searched the IGI, FreeBMD and other online sources and have found
quite a few Hannah Lambs and Hannah Lamb ?????'s.
> I could go the the FRC, but how would I find a cross reference if Lamb is
the middle name?
> If anyone has any ideas as to where and how I could find out her surname I
would love some advice please - and of course, if these names ring any bells
with anyone I would love to hear from you.
> BURT, BUTLER, POULTER, ROSE, JEWSON, WATERS, WORSFOLD, CHEESEMAN,
> STACEY, SHAW- Surrey/Middlesex/London, SMITH - Essex
> ALDRIDGE - Surrey/Berkshire/British Columbia
> JEWSON, VINNELS, CRAVEN - Norfolk, BUTLER, Beds
> BOXALL (1), Surrey, BOXALL (2), Sussex MATTHEWS - Hampshire
> UZZELL - Gloucestershire SHAW - Middlesex/London
> MANNIX - London/Ireland? FIELD - Herts/London? RANDALL -
> LAST - Essex/London ALLAM - Herts/Surrey WILLDER - Kent/London?
> HARDING(1) - Essex/Dorset HARDING(2)-Surrey ROOTS - Kent