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From: "Szelazek, Bill (Bill)** CTR **" <>
Subject: RE: St. Catherine's Records
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 09:39:09 +0100
> From: Edwards[SMTP:]
> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 1998 10:19 PM
> Subject: St. Catherine's Records
> Esther Howe married George Lewis Barker in Manchester in August 1838.
I obtained the marriage
> date from the St. Catherine's House records, which said Esther was born
> in Essex - no further detail. I think probably about 1812.
> My questions are -
> * am I able to obtain a copy of this marriage certificate? If so, from
Cheapest way is to to try the registration district holding the records for
Manchester - see :
for registration districts and towns & villages in each district/
> * is it likely the certificate would give me a more specific area in
No. I have an 1842 marriage certificate. It contains the same information
as a 20th century certificate. Date, Names, Ages (if you're unlucky it will
simply say full age), condition, rank/profession, residence at time of
marriage (could be Essex but unlikely if the marriage was in Manchester),
father's name and father's occupation.
> Thank you so much for any help I receive,
> Sandra Edwards
> Western Australia
You say they arrived in Australia in 1853. Do you know where they were in
1851? If so try the '51 census return for that place. You will get a place
of birth from the entry there.
> Hunting in Essex :
> Hum(m)(e), Suffolk borders pre1800, Mortimer, Constable, Bowles, Manson
> all 19th century