Started by: Dolly Day Dream (2)

Does anyone know how I can get date of my parents wedding anniversary, John and Ellen Higgins (Jack and Nellie). I know it was first week in July either 1946 or 47, and likely 47. Mum was nee Morton, born Coffee House 188A Wallgate Wigan in 1923, Dad was born next door in Coffee House Inn in 1925. Moved to Norley Hall (Hodder Close) in 1957 when I was a few week old....

Started: 21st Aug 2020 at 13:06

Posted by: beep54 (1030)

Try Lancashire BMD

Replied: 21st Aug 2020 at 13:22

Posted by: geraldine long (104)

July 1947

Replied: 21st Aug 2020 at 22:37

Posted by: JAMB (69)

Some times you can find a date of marriage on the 1939 register, unfortunately in this case it does not show , from the info available I would say they were married at St. Josephs RC Church Wigan , the records for 1947 will be held at St. Judes Church so you could make enquiries there , failing that you may have have to purchase a certificate from Wigan Register office , price £11 , you can do this online on wigan council website my account

Replied: 22nd Aug 2020 at 12:55

Posted by: Dolly Day Dream (2)

Thank you peeps for the information. I will try St Judes first, but I think it was a Register Office marriage not sure tho.

Replied: 31st Oct 2021 at 01:27

Posted by: gaffer (6932) 

The marriage isn’t listed on BMD. That leaves a copy of the marriage certificate as the best option.
You can order one online from the Register office in Southport. If you quote the reference numbers you get a discount bringing the cost to £11.
Year of marriage 1957
Volume 10F
Page 1977

Replied: 31st Oct 2021 at 13:42

Posted by: geraldine long (104)

Lancs BMD
Marriage Ellen Morton and John Alfred Higgins
Year 1947
Church / Register Office :- Wigan Register Office Or Registrar Attended.
Registered at Wigan and Leigh
Reference Row /16A/213

Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 14:31


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