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From: David Baxendell <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] Marriage Cert Man Cathedral
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 19:24:05 +1300
I can confirm that I have found Manchester cathedral marriage records that are definitely incorrect. Also of interest that this 'wedding mill" wrote out the register entries well in advance of the event, just leaving blank spaces for the signatures. Of course this does provide the bonus of a record of marriages that didn't eventually happen, and some interesting margin explanations of why! I suspect that day's worth at a time were
transcribed wholesale from a notebook at some point.
looking for BAXENDELL,BAXENDALE etc. anywhere, anytime
Jose & Pauline de Viana wrote:
> I am wondering if anyone out there has experienced mistakes on Marriage Records from Manchester Cathedral c 1850's. I felt certain I had the correct bride and groom Sarah Ann BROWN 19, & Benjamin BLEARS 25 Both of New Moston marrying 16th Feb 1858. I thought for a number of reasons Sarah Ann was my great grandfather James BROWN' sister but found that the record gave her father'name as James BROWN while James father is William BROWN.
> So maybe I'm back to square one but could not help wondering if in those days of mass weddings there were many mistakes made on the record. Coincidentally both fathers of the wedding recorded immediately before theirs are called James.
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