"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Saturday, October 01, 2011

The marriage


So here it is at last, Charles Ernest's marriage certificate and I can see from it that the John Perkins whose family I have been researching lately is indeed the correct one. Trust me, I am on familiar, first name, neighbourly chatting terms with pretty well every John Perkins who has walked this land over the last two hundred years! Next step will be the arrival in about a week of John Perkins' marriage certificate. From the free BMD (births, marriages, deaths) Index, I have narrowed his wife's maiden name down to two possibilities, neither of which put her into 'baronet's daughter' category but, never mind, it's all good fun and quite fascinating.
(I wonder if BBC's 'Heir Hunters' programme would give me a job? 

6 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Yes I think they would give you a job as an heir stylist. For the first couple of months you'd just be sweeping up the heir. But you could weave yourself a new cardigan on an heirloom.

Jennyta said...

Hey! You're on form today, YP! :)

Shooting Parrots said...

Interesting that Charles doesn't use the middle name Ernest,

Keeping weaving away on the heir loom!

Jennyta said...

Yes, SP, wouldn't you think that these people who have the thoughtfulness to make it easier for us to track them down in later years! ;)

Shooting Parrots said...

My bet is that he was baptised and registered as plain Charles Perkins!

Jennyta said...

No, only the last child of the family was registered, but at that time, it wasn't compulsory anyway.

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