Re: Do you take this woman, again and again?
- From: eve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:16:56 -0000
From: "Mel " <mel.morris@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Do you take this woman, again and again?
Date sent: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 21:46:47 -0500
I know how genbriters love the weird and wonderful so here's another
one to file under P for Puzzling.
September q 1912 my 2nd cousin twice removed Lilian Harryman married a
Mr Arthur B Douse - (Marylebone 1a 1604) So far so good. Fast
Forward 18 months or so and Mar q 1914 Lilian Harryman and Arthur B
Douse marry (Hampstead 1a 1163) So far, not sooo impossible I have
another family member who went through a 2nd marriage 6 years after
the first because the first had been bigamous. Although cursory
investigation show no likely earlier marriages for Arthur B, and in
the 1911 census he is claiming single status.
One regular possibility for a duplicate marriage is that the husband
was in the army, and had married without the permission of his CO, so
was now doing it again with Army blessing. This meant his wife would
get Army allowances/housing perhaps if in home camp/
But in the very same
Quarter Lilian Harryman and Arthur B Douse register another marriage
at Hoo 2a 989.
Now that IS seriously odd. Possibly her family didn't believe they were
married, or raised hell about not being there, so they did it again to
keep Granny quiet.
Or maybe this was
a. a ploy to get more wedding presents
b. evidence of addiction to wedding cake
OR yes, there had been a previous marriage for one of them, not yet
And BMD show yet another variation - Hoo 2a 988a has
Arthur B Douse marrying with a spouse "Douse"
Someone had caught up with the fact that they had already married
and/or Lilian was commonly known as Douse already.
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