This is a longshot but I know members have a wealth of knowledge!
Whilst going through one of Graham Payne's excellent church transcripts (Easton in Gordano to be exact) I could not help noticing that the same people seemed to be witnesses at weddings time and time again. In fact one gentleman witnessed some 64 weddings in 20 years. May be Graham Payne has noticed this too when transcribing. Just wondering if churches 'kept' people to witness weddings - or may be they were the ones who could write their name!! Just wondered if anyone had observed this before or had any knowledge about these regular witnesses?
Admin: Submitted by RosieW on Mon, 05/10/2020 - 19:39