Jimmaddymoss wrote:Thanks for the marvellous response. I’ve been enlightened and confused. I have the death certificates of brothers Thomas (1869) and James Stanfield (1908). Both DC name their parents as William Stanfield and Agnes Hughes. I knew their mother’s MS was Hughes but it never occurred to me to check for James’ marriage under her name. It’s a wee bit of a dog’s dinner but no doubt I’ll get there in the end.
Looks like a case of a badly filled out marriage schedule and/or a bad transcription into the marriage registerv from the schedule. I'd take some persuading that the marriage register entry showing him with the surname HUGHES is not him.