uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
Thread Tools Search this Thread
03-09-2018, 20:10   #1
Registered User
BottleOfSmoke's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 72
Marriage Cert - name of a widow?

On a 1930s marriage certificate where the woman's status is widowed - is the surname of the woman her original maiden name or is it her former marriage name?

Edit: the copy I have hasn't included the fathers names which should be to the right. If nobody knows, I'll get a full copy from the GRO some time to verify.
BottleOfSmoke is offline  
03-09-2018, 20:54   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,398
In the couple of cases I've had like this, it is deceased husband's surname that is used as the widow's/bride's surname..
BowWow is offline  
Thanks from:
03-09-2018, 22:53   #3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,464
1930s marriage will be freely available online on

Usually the index will show her current surname, i.e. that of her first husband, but the actual cert show should show her original name in the format "Elizabeth Murphy alias Ryan" and then the father's name will be Ryan.
pinkypinky is offline  
Thanks from:
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Remove Text Formatting

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Share Tweet