This week has been a week of heavy duty research for us here at Family Wise Limited and we have discovered that we have a problem. We know too many people researching particular names and so, dozens of names jump off the source information that we just can’t leave behind, especially when there are photographs involved!
But yesterday, we found something which we had never seen before – not unusual and generally a good experience! In the December quarter of 1874 in the parish of Oaksey (Malmesbury RD), we found the marriage of Charles Boulton and Ellen Hedges. That – of course – is not unusual in itself. But, spot the crucial piece of information which is missing:
We are now left wondering if the date is recorded on the GRO copy of the marriage certificate…. Has anyone else seen this omission before in a parish register? Intriguing ….