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From: "david mayall" <>
Subject: Re: Double entry
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 22:08:28 +0100
2008/7/14 Dennis Hawkins <>:
> Using Freebmd I was puzzled to find my great great-uncle John Salter Hill
> married Annie Gallagher at Chelsea in the first and second quarters of 1888!
> I have checked the BMD listings and it seems to be true. Interesting, but
> apologies if this is an irrelevant message.
This does appear from time to time, and we do know the cause of most of
The marriage probably occured in April 1888.
The reason it happens is that the vicar didn't do his returns on April 1st,
but a few weeks later, when he got round to it (after all, he was allowed 30
When he did his Q1 return, he included all marriages since 1st January,
including (wrongly) some that had happened since 1st April.
Then, when he did his Q2 return, he correctly included it in that return.