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As a follow up to Part 74m, I discovered great-grandmother Elizabeth Charlotte (née Merrifield) Robertson's birth, baptism, weddings banns, marriage, and death entries.
CERTIFIED COPY OF AN ENTRY OF BIRTH GIVEN AT THE GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE
Application Number PAS 820429/2
REGISTRATION DISTRICT Shoreditch
1856 BIRTH in the Sub-District of Hoxton New Town in the County of Middlesex
When and where born - Twenty fourth January 1856, 10 Wenlock Terrace
Name, if any - Elizabeth Charlotte
Sex - Girl
Name and surname of father - John Merrifield
Name, surname and maiden surname of mother - Esther Merrifield formerly Bailey
Occupation of father -- Carpenter Journeyman
Signature, description and residence of informant - John Merrifield Father 10 Wenlock Terrace Hoxton New Town
When registered - Twenty eighth February 1856
Signature of registrar - G. W. Ausell
Name entered after registration -
CERTIFIED to be a true copy of an entry in the certified copy of a Register of Births in the District above mentioned.
I just this week discovered great-grandmother Elizabeth Charlotte (née Merrifield) Robertson's baptismal entry. It's the 5th entry on the page.
BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Holy Trinity Hoxton in the County of Middlesex in the Year of 1870
When Baptised. 1870 16 March. -- 24 Jany 1856 No. 2021
Child's Christian Name. Elizabeth Charlotte
Christian. John & Esther
Abode. 10 Wenlock Terrace
Quality, Trade, or Profession. Carpenter
By whom the Ceremony was performed. B. H. Alford
As you can calculate from the entry, great-grandmother Elizabeth Charlotte was 14 years old when she was baptized. This age element definitely makes a difference when you are searching for the actual copy of the baptism entry.
Then following, and most recently, I was able to find both her and great-grandfather Alexander Pirie Robertson's Banns of Marriage and Registration.
First the Banns of Marriage -
Page 42 The Year 1880
No 126 Banns of Marriage between
Alexander Pirie Robertson
Elizabeth Charlotte Merrifield
St. Pauls? of Shoreditch
Were published, as follows:
1st, on Sunday April 11 by GWA
2d, on Sunday " 18 by GWA 15/5/80
3d, on Sunday " 25 by GWA
And I would presume that the added 15/5/80 represents the actual date of marriage as indicated in the following Marriage Registration
My transcription -
CERTIFIED COPY OF AN ENTRY OF MARRIAGE GIVEN AT THE GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE
Application Number PAS 811712
1880. Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Holy Trinity Hoxton in the County of Middlesex
When Married. 15th Mary 1880
Name and Surname. Alexander Pirie Robertson, Elizabeth Charlotte Merrifield
Age. 25, 24
Condition. Bachelor, Spinster
Rank of Profession. Ware houseman
Residence at the time of Marriage. 11 Parr St., 10 Wenlock Terrace
Father's Name and Surname. John Robertson, John Merrified (decd)
Rank or Profession of Father. Moulder, Carpenter
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by - or after Banns by me, Bradley Hurst Alford
This Marriage was solemnized between us, Alexander Pirie Robertson, Elizabeth Charlotte Merrifield
in the Presence of us, Thomas Robertson, William Henry Smith, John Leggett, Harriett Alice Merrifield
CERTIFIED to be a true copy of an entry in the certified copy of a register of Marriages in the Registration District of Shoreditch
And the final document I found is the registration of her passing on the 20th Jun 1926.
CERTIFIED COPY OF AN ENTRY OF DEATH GIVEN AT THE GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE
Application Number COL322126
When and where died Twentieth June 1926 96 Alexandra Park Road UD
Name and surname Elizabeth Charlotte Robertson
Age 71 Years
Occupation Wife of Alexander Pirie Robertson an Accountant Clerk
Cause of death (1) Lobar Pneumonia 10 days (2) Syncope Certified by John Paxton LRCP
Signature, description and residence of informant W.T. Robertson Son Present at the death 156 Muswell Hill Road Muswell Hill
When registered Twenty first June
Signature of registrar K. Stacey
CERTIFIED to be a true copy of an entry in the certified copy of a Register of Deaths in the District above mentioned.
And three more documents to include are the Index copies referencing great-grandmother Elizabeth Charlotte's birth, marriage and death... all found at various sites on the Internet: FreeBMD; Ancestry.co.uk; and Findmypast.com. These are the Index pages that assisted me to locate the above displayed registration entries. Respectively her Birth, Marriage, and Death.
Eight documents and index pages... A wealth of knowledge discovered of great-grandmother Elizabeth Charlotte's 71 years.
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