In FreeBMD we have this marriage: Marriages Dec 1875 DONE Thomas Wolverhampton 6b 801 HADLEY Ellen Clay Wolverhampton 6b 801 The children, according to the various Censuses are: Elizabeth, Horace, Benjamin, Frederick and Louisa. The children's registrations with the GRO are: GRO DONE, ELIZABETH HADLEY GRO Reference: 1876 J Quarter in WOLVERHAMPTON Volume 06B Page 682 GRO DONE, HORACE HADLEY GRO Reference: 1878 M Quarter in WOLVERHAMPTON Volume 06B Page 615 GRO DONE, BENJAMIN HADLEY GRO Reference: 1881 J Quarter in WOLVERHAMPTON Volume 06B Page 653 GRO DONE, FREDERICK HADLEY GRO Reference: 1885 D Quarter in WOLVERHAMPTON Volume 06B Page 604 GRO DONE, LOUISA CLAY GRO Reference: 1888 S Quarter in WOLVERHAMPTON Volume 06B Page 598 Note that Louisa has mmn as Clay, not Hadley. I thought Ellen Clay Hadley might have been previously married to a Mr Clay but had registered most of the children under her widow name, Hadley. BUT there is no marriage of an Ellen Clay to a Mr Hadley. So I looked for Ellen Hadleys with middle name Clay - none I could locate, but there are stacks of Ellen Hadleys with no way to narrow them down as no knowledge of Ellen C Hadley's mmn. I DID come across a John Clay who appeared to have married a Hadley who may have produced an Ellen Clay: FreeBMD Marriages Jun 1844 CLAY John Aston 16 283 Hadley Maria Rosanna Aston 16 283 But Maria married a Thomas Terry instead. What a pest! A John Clay married an Ann Hadley in 1834 according to FamilySeach: 23 December 1834 Wolverhampton, Stafford, England; John Clay, Ann Hadley; so they are good candidates for owning an Ellen Clay. But none of the GRO Ellen Clays have mmn Hadley and the ones in FreeBMD have no mmn anyway. Have I gone blind, demented, both or am I living in an alternate universe?