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coldav
11-01-2008, 5:57 PM
I have a problem which I canít find any information about, I was wondering if anyone has got any solutions for.

Thomas John Davies
Birth Date 1878 Pentrechwyth Swansea Glamorgan
Died 21 May 1952 Morriston Hospital Swansea Glamorgan

Married in 1900 no certificate

Rebecca John
Birth Date 1876
Died 22 September 1908 no certificate

He then married

Mary Evans on 5 July 1908 All Saints church Kilvey Swansea Glamorgan
Birth Date 1883 1 Grenfell Town Llansamlet Swansea Glamorgan
Death Date 12 December 1952 Riflemans Row Pentrechwyth Swansea Glamorgan

I have got the marriage certificate for Thomas John Davies and Mary Evans

Peter Goodey
11-01-2008, 6:07 PM
Died 22 September 1908 no certificate


How about
Deaths Sep 1908
DAVIES Rebecca 33 Swansea 11a 558

Peter Goodey
11-01-2008, 6:11 PM
IMarried in 1900 no certificate

Marriages Jun 1900
Davies Thomas John Swansea 11a 1405
John Rebecca Swansea 11a 1405

I'm afraid I'm a bit bemused about where or what you think the problem is. Have I misunderstood what you're trying to achieve?

coldav
11-01-2008, 6:51 PM
Hi Peter,

I'm trying to find how he married Mary Evans while he was still married to Rebecca John.

Colin

Peter Goodey
11-01-2008, 8:29 PM
I see. Perhaps the death certificate will help.

Jan1954
11-01-2008, 9:17 PM
I see. Perhaps the death certificate will help.


Peter's quite right. There could further clues. I have a several great whose death was registered more than 3 months after the event.

Where did you get 22 September 1908 as Rebecca's death date?

Jan

Geoffers
11-01-2008, 10:19 PM
I have got the marriage certificate for Thomas John Davies and Mary Evans


Allowing for he fact that he could have lied - what does the cerificate record for John's marital status?

Bear in mind that he could have abandoned his first wife and married bigamously.

Or, divorced his first wife (should be recorded on TNA's catalogue in class J77)*

Or a different John DAVIES married Rebeccas JOHN.

The answers may lie in the marriage certificate in which Rebecca JOHn is recorded - and has been mentioned by others, the death certificate for Rebeca DAVIES.

*TNA = The National Archives. They hold surviving records of divorce. These have been individually indexed on TNA's online catalogue and are held in document class J77