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richard harby
16-11-2005, 12:22 PM
Trying to find a Joseph Drury who married Emma Duncombe at the register ofice in Lincoln on the 26 october 1907. The marriage certificate gives his name as Joseph Harry Drury and that he was 22 years old. It gives his father as a Joseph Drury. Have searched ancestery.co and most of the other data bases and can not find nobody with the names that match the above. Any hepl would be grateful.

Geoffers
16-11-2005, 1:08 PM
Trying to find a Joseph Drury who married Emma Duncombe at the register ofice in Lincoln on the 26 october 1907. The marriage certificate gives his name as Joseph Harry Drury and that he was 22 years old. It gives his father as a Joseph Drury.
Have you tried searching under the name DREWRY, as well?

What were the given occupations of the groom and father?

Were there any DRURY witnesses?

Geoffers

richard harby
16-11-2005, 1:40 PM
hi Geoffers , thanks for the quick reply. the marraige certificate states that Joseph Drury was general labourer and that his dad was a farm labourer. It also states the witnes as being a J Drury and a Lucy Duncombe. I have been told that they may have been fairground people, with their own rides etc, but have checked all the fairground sites for them and they are not listed on any of them.

Geoffers
16-11-2005, 2:07 PM
the marraige certificate states that Joseph Drury was general labourer and that his dad was a farm labourer. It also states the witnes as being a J Drury and a Lucy Duncombe.
The 1901 census index shows a couple of DRURY and DREWRY entries which may possibly match - but -


I have been told that they may have been fairground people
If there's some truth in this (maybe just working/travelling with a fair)), they may not be recorded in the census. If you work through a census book which has a fair/circus lodged there, the detail rcorded is variable. Some have full details, some have a few snippets of information, partial names, initials - others just show a rough guess at the number of people travelling with the fair (I've found examples of all these in Norfolk census returns).

Geoffers