John Menzies -from Lenark to Kyneton

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Re: John Menzies -from Lenark to Kyneton

Post by Heidihei » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:46 am

Hi Trish -got a red star :D - and the info was wonderful. Found Elizabeths birth in Longforgan on Fam. Ser. - born 1820 and 3 siblings.She was a little older than she says on her maridge cert. :wink:
On the bottom of the maridge cert. John made a writen decleration that he belonged to the presbeterian church - way would he do thise?
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Re: John Menzies -from Lenark to Kyneton

Post by trish1 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:51 pm

Hi Heidi

I think the declaration was sometimes required by the vicar/minister if the person (in this case the groom) was not known to him. I have a similar declaration on a couple of my early Australian certificates. I've only seen it on Australian records - someone else may know more about same.

If Elizabeth was older than her husband she may well have adjusted the numbers. My gg grandma married in Victoria in 1860 - she was 38, husband 30, but the marriage certificate said she was 34. Life was easier when no-one asked for "photo id" to prove your age :D


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