Partial Transcript

Registration District: Wigan
1861. Marriage solemnized at St Thomas’ Church in the Parish of St Thomas, Wigan in the County of Lancaster

No. 489

When married July 8
Name and Surname Edward Barton
Ann Barton
Age 21
Condition Bachelor
Rank or profession Moulder
Residence at the Time of Marriage Ince
Princess St.
Father’s Name and Surname Henry Barton
Henry Mawdsley
Rank or Profession of Father Labourer

Married in St. Thomas’ Church, according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by Certificate, or after by me, Jas. Croushaw [?], Vicar

This Marriage was solemnized between us,
Edward Barton
x Mark of Ann Barton
In the presence of us,
Rich Barton
Mary Wilkinson

[Copy of the original certificate obtained at the Wigan Town Hall on September 8, 2005]

Research Notes

Note the striking similarity between Ann Barton’s marriage certificate entry and that of her daughter Alice 24 years later (at the same church and married by the same minister!): Alice Barton, Age 22, Spinster, no profession, residing at Princess Street, Daughter of Edward Barton, Iron Moulder This is one of several links confirming that Edward and Ann were indeed the parents of Alice.