A marriage not found in PRs.

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    Findem The Fearless One

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    Is it likely in 1868 that a couple would marry at a Registry Office only?

    I have an ancestor sibling, Sophia Searles, who married Henry Pasfield in the December quarter of 1868 in the Chelmsford Essex Registry District, she was baptised at Little Leighs in 1850 so the marriage could be possibly Little or Great Leighs.

    I've tried an Essex wide search on both names, on their first names only and all sorts of other searches but no result, this is what makes me wonder if they only married at Chelmsford Registry Office.
     
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    Very possible. They were taking place in Registry Offices from 1837. :)
     
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    Must look at when children were born. ;) :D
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    @Findem Just a thought - were they Non-Conformist? Some of my Essex lot had converted to being Baptists and the marriage of their eldest son was not in the PRs but in the N-C registers.
     
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    looking at 1911 census they say married 42 years children none
     
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    Thanks for that advice Sandie, must have a look at them in the 1911 Census, I looked for children to see where they went, couldn't find any.
     
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    Forgot to check, thanks Jan.
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Probably information you already have:-

    Henry Passfield
    Age - 82
    Birth year - 1846
    Residence - Great Leighs
    Burial date - 08 Jun 1928, Little Leighs, Essex

    Sophia Passfield
    Age - 82
    Birth year - 1851
    Residence - Great Leighs
    Burial date - 20 May 1933, Little Leighs, Essex

    PASSFIELD Sophia of Great Leighs Essex widow died 15 May 1933 at Wood-street Chelmsford Administration Ipswich 29 September to Arthur Searles horseman.
    Effects £37 9s. 3.d
     
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    No Chimp I didn't have some of that inf especially the part above, so thanks for that.

    Interesting that connection to Ipswich and Arthur Searles, the name Arthur especially crops up in Searles families, Sophia and Henry didn't have children of their own so perhaps he is a nephew.

    It looks like Sophia died in St John's Hospital which I recall is in Wood Street Chelmsford.
     
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