These are the most difficult registration events to find locally and not a lot easier
using the GRO index. The GRO reference number for the bride and groom must match,
but, at least four people will have the same GRO reference. The resources available
at FreebmdorAncestry.co.ukand a little detective work can solve some mysteries.
From March quarter 1912 the spouse’s surname is included in the GRO index, making
it fairly easy to cross reference a couple. Inclusion of spouse’s name, in this index,
is from actual record, if the Church or Register Office reference is given, or I
have used the method mentioned above to locate a spouse. Therefore, it is an educated
guess and must be treated with caution.
Names in Italic show the surname of the father of the spouse. (The spouse may have
been previously married)
Notes on references:
Some reference details are hard to read. If the reference is followed by a ‘?’ then
it is difficult to distinguish but I’ve had a go, a ‘*’ is used to replace an impossible
to read character or where information is not available..
† The Register Office marriage register includes marriages conducted at licensed
venues not just marriages conducted at a Register Office. Catholics, Methodists,
Baptists, Unitarians etc. could only conduct a ceremony there if, in addition to
the minister, a Registrar was also present to record the event in a Register Office
marriage register. This rule was somewhat relaxed in 1898.