Marriages at Churchdown around 1800 (General)

by sidtoomey01 @, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Monday, June 13, 2022, 21:13 (771 days ago) @ Nick Dub


I can remember reading that there used to be a custom for couples if both came from different Parishes, then the marriage ceremony would be held in the Brides Parish. I don't remember where i read this but in my own family tree there are several instances of this happening.
One of my Ancestors, William Toomey came from Birdwood Common in Churcham Parish and he married an Elizabeth Burnett in Churchdown Parish in 1809. Their first born also William Toomey was born there in 1810 before the family returned to Birdwood Common.

Doesn't help you find your forebears but might offer an explanation.

Good luck

Sid Toomey

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