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From: "Catherine Kingdom" <>
Subject: Register office Weddings
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 17:30:23 +0100
I have just received the marriage of my Sarah Ann BRUCE to William COOKE in 1860. It took place in Colchester Registry Office which was a surprise as all the other weddings in the family were in church and they were regular church goers.
Were registry office weddings common? or was it a sign the marriage didn't meet with family approval?
I would be grateful for any thoughts