Boulton marriages

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  1. Adam McGregor

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    Hello,

    I’m looking for the marriage of Maude E Boulton in Leeds in 1912, and Annie E Chew in Leeds in 1922. Both lived in the Hunslet area I believe.

    I’d greatly appreciate any help!

    Adam
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    George Peel m Maude E Boulton Sep qr 1912 Hunslet 9b 1278
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Annie E Chew married James W Sims Leeds 9b 895 Dec qtr 1922
     
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    Annie E Chew m James Sims Dec qr 1922 Leeds 9b 895.~Sorry MollyMay beat me to it!
     
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    Both marriages can be found at YorkshireBMD, where the exact venue for a marriage is normally given:
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    If you look there, you'll see why they can't be found in any online collections of parish registers.
     
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    Both at register offices? I’ll add them to my list to order.
     
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    Probably. According to the information at YorkshireBMD, these marriages would have taken place either in the register offices, or in chapels which had no minister authorised to register marriages so the registrar had to attend and bring the registers:
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    The explanation is at the top of the page, and the Registered Buildings are listed under Civil Marriages part way down.

    You'll see from this that before 1898 the only places of worship which could keep their own registers were those of the Church of England, Jews and Quakers. After that, other non-conformists could do so too, and there's a long list of them under "Authorised Person Marriages" further down the page.

    So your marriages are probably more likely to have been in a register office than in a chapel, but you can't rule out that there were a few smaller chapels that still needed a registrar to attend.

    The only way to be sure is to get the certificate - or you could try newspapers first in case there's a notice or report. Sometimes you can work out enough from the indexes at the British Newspaper Archive or FindMyPast without having a subscription, but under pandemic arrangements some public libraries are providing access to FMP from home.
     
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