My Family History

Christmas Day weddings

The ‘tis the season for post on the Tapping your roots blog reminded me that the Dreaming of a white Christmas (… Day wedding!) post on the FindMyPast blog last week had mentioned that many couples were married on Christmas day, as this was the only day that they could be sure of getting off from work.

I decided to check my family tree, to see how many couples were married on Christmas Day.  This is the list I came up with.

 

   Last Name, Given Name(s)  Married  Person ID
1  King, Ann  25 Dec 1807 Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, England I5983
2  Parish, John  25 Dec 1807 Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, England I5980
3  Oldroyd, Mark  25 Dec 1816 St John, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England I498
4  Sidebottom, Elizabeth  25 Dec 1816 St John, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England I499
5  Starr, Stephen  25 Dec 1823 Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England I732
6  Willmott, Jane  25 Dec 1823 Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England I741
7  Marshall, Thomas  25 Dec 1833 Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England I4920
8  Starr, Mary  25 Dec 1833 Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England I734
9  Docwra, Ann  25 Dec 1834 Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England I2885
10  Norman, Joseph  25 Dec 1834 Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England I10128
11  Seymour, Thomas  25 Dec 1834 Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England I2899
12  Woodcock, Emma  25 Dec 1834 Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England I10729
13  Haines, Sarah  25 Dec 1838 Norton St Philip, Somerset, England I9673
14  Whimpey, Abraham  25 Dec 1838 Norton St Philip, Somerset, England I9683
15  Allatt, Martha Ann  25 Dec 1858 All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England I8059
16  Sharp, George  25 Dec 1858 All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England I1562
17  Gregory, Harriet Rebecca  25 Dec 1873 Craigie, Victoria, Australia I511
18  Marr, Peter  25 Dec 1873 Craigie, Victoria, Australia I254
19  Reed, John  25 Dec 1894 Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States I8944
20  Whimpey, Mary A  25 Dec 1894 Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States I191
21  Campkin, Eveline  25 Dec 1909 Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England I10332
22  Norton, Fred  25 Dec 1909 Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England I10317
23  Ford, Mary Elizabeth Maude  25 Dec 1922 Baptist Church, Ross St, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia I889
24  Whimpey, Herbert  25 Dec 1922 Baptist Church, Ross St, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia I148

There were 24 people in my tree married on Christmas Day, meaning there were 12 marriages.  It doesn’t appear that Christmas Day was all that more popular than any other day in my family.  There are 2966 marriages in my tree which divided by 365 days in the year, works out at an average of 8.1 per day.

 

 

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