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*Be careful using the listed age on a marriage record to estimate a birth year. Rather than listing actual ages, clerks often wrote in 21 as the age of both the bride and groom to show that they each were of legal age
*Search the records of nearby locations
**Essex to the north
**London and Surrey to the west
**East Sussex to the south
*Check for other names. An individual might have been listed under a middle name, a nickname, or an abbreviation of their given name
*Spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so names were often spelled as scribes heard them. Try searching based on how the name may have been pronounced
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