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From: "Jeannie Allergy" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Re:St Martin in the Fields
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 22:49:58 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
St Martin's in the Fields is a "free" church - i.e. it is not a parish
church, although it is often called the Parish Church of London. So, anyone
from anywhere can marry there, by licence or by banns.
Date: 08/01/05 18:49:13
Subject: [Lon] Re:St Martin in the Fields
I have ancestors who married in 1856 at st Martin in the Fields. John
COOPER was from Haynes, BDF and Harriet COLE was from New Bolinbroke, LIN.
John attested for the army in 1852 at Lincoln so I am assuming he met
at that time - perhaps she came to London to be near him at Woolwich
Barracks, or perhaps they met in London after 1852 - I just don't know. I am
full of curiosity-
Was St Martin's the usual place for soldiers to marry at - if they were
stationed at Woolwich?
Is there a 1851 surname index for the part of London served by St Martin's ?
Was that area of London - a posh part of the city at that time - was it
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