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From: Anne Chambers <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] A Strange Marriage
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:33:09 +1030
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Google is your friend :-)

South Australia

Shirley O'Donnell wrote:
> I belong to an informal English Roots Group here in Florida. One of the group recently received a marriage
> certificate, which he brought to show us today and to seek advice and comment. Usual stuff groom, bride,
> age, occupation, etc. The shock (for him) came when he saw that the couple were married in a Primitive
> Methodist Chapel in Morpeth Northumberland. The minister was Walter Hawchin (? looks like).
> The groom and his father are coal miners and the bride's father is also a coal miner.
> According to the owner of the marriage certificate the groom was known to have been baptised as c of e. My
> thought was perhaps the bride was a Methodist.
> The question is what is the difference between a "Primitive Methodist"& an "Ordinary Methodist"?
> The couple later arrived in PA (Pennsylvania) and the groom continued to work as a coal miner.
> Thanks, Shirley in Florida

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