This is the last of 3 certificates I obtained recently from Sheffield Register Office.
The marriage certificate for George FLOWERS 1839-1891 and Harriet FLOWERS (née Harriet LAW 1836-1903) has disproved some of my previous research:
I recorded the father of George FLOWERS 1839-1891 as being George FLOWERS, but the marriage certificate records James FLOWERS.
I recorded the father of Harriet FLOWERS (née Harriet LAW 1836-1903) as being Joseph LAW born abt. 1817 and married to Ann LAW (née Ann MOORE) born about 1821, but the marriage certificate records Frederick LAW 1811-Deceased.
Dates of birth for George and Harriet are both given as 'FULL'. Residence at time of marriage appears to be given as 'Jericho' though I may be mistaken. Not very helpful.
Clearly I have to undertake additional research.
Again I will post a full transcript of this marriage certificate as and when time allows.
2012-01-05 To read my transcription of this marriage certificate click here.
Browsing the England and Wales Census 1841 I came across the household of Joseph and Ann LAW living at Trippet Lane, Sheffield, Yorkshire.
Joseph is 24 years of age and Ann 20. These may have been rounded down, though since Joseph's age is given as 24, I am not so sure.
Two children are recorded: Harriet LAW age 4 years and Joseph LAW age 7 months. Daughter Harriet's age is exactly as expected so perhaps I should pursue this line of research further.
Hopefully I can find a marriage for Joseph and Ann LAW and establish Ann's maiden name.
2007-09-13 To read an update to this post click here.