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  1. Hi Pam, just to finish the saga. I located Mary...

    Hi Pam, just to finish the saga. I located Mary Wallis who remarried later in 1849 (same year her 1st husband died)to Charles Jefford who was a fellmonger in Mansfield. My relation came to NZ as a...
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    General Baptist Chapel Mansfield

    Thanks Jo. Only way to pin it down exactly would be to find original marriage record in the relevant church archive? The Minister's name on the marriage certificate is hard to read but looks like...
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    I have now received the marriage certificate from...

    I have now received the marriage certificate from GRO. Richard Wallis married Ellen Parkin at the General Baptist Chapel in Mansfield, Nottingham 1853. He was a 22 year old bachelor (confirms my...
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    Yes thanks, and I have sent away for the...

    Yes thanks, and I have sent away for the certificate as the only way to confirm more details. Could you divorce in 1850s England? I can't find a death notice for Ellen Wallis during 1853-1858....
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    If Richard Wallis did marry Ellen Parkin in 1853,...

    If Richard Wallis did marry Ellen Parkin in 1853, could he divorce in the UK at that time? On his shipping register in 1858 he states he was a single man. He married the following year in NZ and on...
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    I found it directly on the GRO site for 11 pounds...

    I found it directly on the GRO site for 11 pounds so have ordered the marriage certificate. thanks, Lyn
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    Hi, thanks yes I can see it on the Ancestry.com...

    Hi, thanks yes I can see it on the Ancestry.com site for Civil registrations. charge is 25 Pounds. On the FreeREG site I can order a PDF copy for about 7 pounds. shame its not on that site yet....
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    Hi, can you steer me in the right direction...

    Hi, can you steer me in the right direction please as to where I might find this marriage as I can't locate it on FreeREG. thanks Lyn
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    No, thanks for that. I have only recently been...

    No, thanks for that. I have only recently been advised by someone else that there could have been another marriage by Richard before he came to NZ. I will follow that lead up now thank you.
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    Hi Alma I am only certain as much as I can be as...

    Hi Alma
    I am only certain as much as I can be as Richard was born in Bromsgrove (1841) where he should have been 10 and his sister Phoebe should have been 15. I wondered whether the enumerator had...
  11. Hi Pam On the freeREG I have found a Mary...

    Hi Pam

    On the freeREG I have found a Mary Wallis who married James Weeks in 1857 at St Johns Church Dudley,(not far from Kingswinford?) but she is not the right age (10 years difference). There...
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    Chris, thanks yes I have his death certificate...

    Chris, thanks yes I have his death certificate but no parents names as the family were clearly not told, or made aware of his background. This death certificate also stated he was born in Mansfield...
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    Hi Chris, yes I have all the info at this end...

    Hi Chris, yes I have all the info at this end thank you. He arrived 1859. It is the English end I am trying to assimilate/corroborate as some family members in NZ think I have the connections wrong....
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    Yes I have thought he could have been working in...

    Yes I have thought he could have been working in a tin plate factory? going by who he lived with in 1851, but can I assume? I am wanting to print my family history publication and don't want to print...
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    He was one of 7 children (father married twice)...

    He was one of 7 children (father married twice) and the oldest brother was William Wallis (1821-1881) who was a timber merchant. He probably inherited the tools from the father. My Richard being...
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    Hi Lesley thank you for your response. My...

    Hi Lesley thank you for your response. My Richard did have older brothers (if I have the correct family tree). The oldest was William Wallis who looks like he took up the same trade as his father...
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    Occupation Mystery 1840s-1850s Midlands

    I am trying to confirm a relationship between a father and a son from the Midlands area in the mid to late 1840/50s and have limited information available to ascertain correct parentage.

    My...
  18. Hi Pam, no I have not gone down the track of her...

    Hi Pam, no I have not gone down the track of her remarrying and it is an option. I was just following up the lead on the death in 1849 (another rabbit hole maybe). there are plenty of those in this...
  19. Hi Pam, thanks for your response. I am only...

    Hi Pam, thanks for your response. I am only assuming she has died between 1848 and 1851 because I can't locate her with any certainty on the 1851 or 1861 census records. Her only living son (my...
  20. She was married in Kingswinford to Richard Wallis...

    She was married in Kingswinford to Richard Wallis in 1830 (was looking for their relatives), then they lived in Bromsgrove where my ancestor was born (Richard Wallis Jnr) in 1831 and on 1841 census...
  21. thank you. Have done a quick search and while...

    thank you. Have done a quick search and while there is a death entry for 1849 it does not give her age. It also states registration district Peterborough which is different to the St Matthew's...
  22. Freereg.org.uk records

    Can you advise whether there are many transcriber mistakes on the above records? I have located what I believe is my family member's death record on this site you recommended for Staffordshire(right...
  23. OMG you are brilliant thank you! Pity the...

    OMG you are brilliant thank you! Pity the witnesses weren't family names but this is a most helpful link thank you again.
  24. St Mary's Church Kingswinford Marriage Record

    Hi, I live in New Zealand and am seeking help from a distance with transcripts from the St Mary's Church, Kingswinford parish records for my relative who I believe was married there (potentially...
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