Marriage In Leeds circa 1890 #general
Steve Morgan <morgansr@...>
My paternal grandmother Golde Levi Morgan was born in Leeds on 2.24.1890.
She was orphaned at a very young age and raised, the story goes, by an aunt
until she emigrated to New York City in 1905.
Using the FreeBMD site in the UK, I think I have found my grandmother's birth
certificate and the death certificates of her parents and I have ordered them
from the PRO. I have also found them on the 1891 Britixh census.My father says his mother did not speak much about her parents and he very
little about them. They were Isaac and Rebecca Levi. I do not know Rebecca's
maiden name. I think they were both born in England.
I tried the Free BMD site to find their marriage certificate figuring they were
married sometime in the 1880's. My grandmother having older brothers I
believe, according to the 1891 British census.
I draw a blank looking for Isaac Levi in the right time frame. I found a record
from 1890 for an Isaac Levi but that marriage would have occurred 6 monthsafter my grandmother's birth and her brothers were 3 and 5 at that time.
The brides on this page were both named Betsy and I don't see where Rebecca
turns into Betsy but anything is possible.
Having learned >from this list that a civil wedding in England might occur several
years after a religious marriage in Eastern Europe, as was the case apparently
with great-grandparents on my mother's side, the question comes up:
Could they have been married in a religious ceremony sometime in the 1880's
in Leeds and then had a civil marriage some 5 or 6 years later? Is this plausible?
I am going to order that certificate but in the interim I solicit any comments the
group might have.
Thanks to all
Wilmington North Carolina
MORGAN: Riga, Edmonton, New York City; PAIKIN (maybe) Riga
LEVI: Leeds, LEE: New York City
SPREI, HEIM, CHAIM, BLAUNER: Tarnow;
BARON: Priluki; KLIEGER, GRAUER, Iasi
Harry Dodsworth <af877@...>
Steve Morgan (email@example.com) wrote about problems in finding
the marriage of his g-grandparents, Isaac and Rebecca Levi, parents of
his grandmother Golde Levy Morgan, born 2.24.1890 in Leeds.
Anyone researching BMDs in Leeds should check the Yorkshire BMD site,
This is a transcription >from the Leeds Registrar's index. Not all years
are covered but the site explains the coverage by event.
Marriage entries are particularly useful as they give the names of both
bride and groom together, and the synagogue used.
The index shows two Goldy [sp] Levis born in Leeds 1890.
YorkshireBMD does not give the quarter. FreeBMD lists one in the June
Quarter and one in the September quarter. I would have expected a
birth on 2.24.1890 to be registered in the March Quarter.
Unfortunately even the YorkshireBMD site doesn't record a marriage
between Isaac and Rebecca Levi.
The 1891 census should give the place of birth if they were born in
England (only the country if born abroad).
The birth certificate for Goldy Levi will give the mother's maiden name.
Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Coupland <how.jacque@...>
Have you looked at http://www.familysearch.org - British Census 1881 . There is
mention of Isaac Levi born 1863 living with parents Reuben & Mary (prob Miriam)
together with siblings and born circa 1863. Address given 58 Templar Street ,
Leeds. This area was known as The Leylands comparible with New York's Lower East
Hope this helps.
CAPLAN / PLOTKIN (Vilnius, Lithuania) PRENSKY (Kaunas, Lithuania) GRYNWALD
(Marijampole & Liudvinavas, Lithuania) OLECHONOWSKI & FINKIELSZTEJN (Marijampole,
Lithuania) KLEPPER / CLAPER (Iasi, Romania) SMOLENSKI (Romania)SHER (Siauliau,
Lithuania) KATZ (Siauliau, Varniai, Skuodas, Lithuania & Oslo, Norway) ABRAMSON
/ LIPMAN (Johannesburg, South Africa) FABER (Iasi, Romania & New York)
LIVINGSTONE (Birmingham, England)
"Steve Morgan" wrote >
I draw a blank looking for Isaac Levi in the right time frame. I found a record***from 1890 for an Isaac Levi but that marriage would have occurred 6 monthsafter my grandmother's birth and her brothers were 3 and 5 at that time.
MODERATOR NOTE: Surname list truncated at six lines.