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BOOK - Vol 1: Talbot District Marriage Register 1837-1857
By Dan Walker & Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999 (cd version 2013)
In 1851 the clerk for the new county of Haldimand created a separate register for Haldimand County where marriages performed in Haldimand County after 1851 were recorded. All marriages performed in the Talbot District before it was created in 1837 were recorded in the London District Marriage Register 1795-1841 (Volume 4 Part 1).
Townships that were part of the Talbot District included: Charlotteville, Houghton, Middleton, Rainham, Townsend, Walpole, Walsingham, Windham and Woodhouse.
An example of some of the towns and townships where marriages occurred and were reported in the Talbot District Register include: Middleton, Windham, Norwich (Brock District), Woodhouse, Townsend, Charlotteville, Oakland (Brock District), Oxford Township (Brock District), Walsingham, Houghton, Walpole, Rainham, Dereham (Brock District), Burford (Brock District), Brantford (Gore District), Clinton (Niagara District), Simcoe, Blenheim (Brock District), Dumfries (Gore District), Wainfleet (Niagara District), Saltfleet (Niagara District), Town of Paris (Gore District), Bayham (London District), Tuscarora (Gore District), Canboro [Canborough] (Niagara District), Dunn (Niagara District), Mouton (Niagara District), Cayuga (Niagara District), Oneida (Gore District), and a number of other areas.
When searching for marriages recorded in District Marriage Registers keep in mind that many returns were submitted by ministers who were circuit riders who often performed marriages at great distance from their home bases. Circuit riders reported marriages in the register of the District where they lived which was not necessarily in the same District where the marriage took place. That said, if you cannot find the marriage in the Talbot District register you would be well advised to search bordering districts such as the Niagara ,Gore, Brock and London Districts. For example, marriages of people from Brantford in the Gore District and Dereham in the Brock District are recorded in the Talbot District Marriage Register.
8.5" X 11" (coil-bound edition)
Originally self-published by compiler, Toronto, 1995
This revised and updated edition with new maps and introduction published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999 (cd version 2013)
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