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From: "Ann McClean" <>
Subject: Same couple but 2 weddings puzzle...maybe some answers!
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 12:22:51 -0000


On 16 January I posted the following query:-
>
> > I have come across 2 marriages for the same couple -
> >
> > 1. 29th Sept 1907 at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Copenhagan, Denmark
> > 2. 4th October 1914 at the Register Office, LUTTERWORTH
> > [the 1st marriage is also noted on the 2nd marriage certificate under
> > "Condition"]
> >
> > So what was a young Norfolk girl of 20 doing in Copenhagen in 1907?!
> > [N.B. She married an Englishman 5-6 years her senior.]
> >
You have been very generous with your comments and possible solutions +
I have found out a little more about the couple concerned:

The girl was a nurse in the Royal Copenhagen hospital; the man was "some
kind of Army officer" - so maybe Wendy was right when she wrote:

> I wonder if- from the dates -he "joined up" at about this time and
> needed a marriage certificate to give his wife full rights as a service
> wife?
>
> If their original certificate was lost or never issued in a suitable
> format, then the simple answer, with Europe in turmoil, would have been
> to marry again.
>
There is definitely a family skeleton somewhere in this story!

Many thanks again to all who contacted me both on and off list.

Regards, Ann McClean
in Llanmerewig, Mid-Wales, U.K.

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