Edwin Marson

ID # 914, (1845-)
BirthEdwin Marson was born in 1845 at England. 
MarriageHe married Henrietta (Nettie) Blackburn, daughter of James Blackburn and Sabrina Moe, on 1 January 1867 at Chatham, Ontario.

Source: MS248 reel 8, Volume 23, page 81
Edwin Marson, 22, residing Windsor, born England. Parents Sam'l and Mary.
Nettie Blackburn, 18, residing Chatham, born Canada. Parents James and Sabina.
Witnesses Flora Evans and Edward Roche, both of Chatham.
On January 1, 1867, in Kent County.

The witnesses, Flora and Edward, were married later the same year.

Some notes:

Typically with the county marriage registrations from approximately 1858 to June of 1869, the place of marriage is not given. It probably isn't even always and absolutely certain that a couple of married in the county of registration, but with Edwin and Henrietta, they were almost certainly married in Chatham.

What isn't typical with the Kent County marriage registrations is that the name of the clergyman and his religious affiliation has not been entered over (or under) a block of marriages - sometimes his sum total of marriages for the entire year. Examples of the 'typical' can be found on registrations for Brant, Wentworth, and any number of other counties' entries. Other counties showing this information usually also show an associated number, which has been entered by the county registrar and likely represents a number for a clergyman's given submission.

With Kent County entries, sequential numbers are entered in small on a line and seem to represent a block of names related to a given entry. At a guess, these will represent a clergyman's submissions and there is (or was) an index that identifies the cleryman. This index isn't in evidence on the available images.

The microfilm (MS248 reel 8, Vol. 23) itself has not been examined. Rather, the images are as found on Familysearch's digitized images. Probably, the reel is covered in its entirety. The Archives of Ontario has a PDF enumerating the counties, their reels and volumes, but they make no particular comment about Kent County. Elizabeth Hancocks, C.G., in her work County Marriage Registers of Ontario, Canada, 1858-1869, Vol. 36, Kent County Index, Global Heritage Press, Campbellville, 2005, makes no mention of this abberation in her notes.
 
NoteEdwin 'Marsom', age 17, appears in the 1861 census at Chatham, Kent County. He was a non-family member residing in the home of Salem Traxler, merchant. The handwriting is difficult to read, but Edwin is shown as a painter or printer. He was born in England and a member of the Church of England. With the exception of the registration of his marriage to Nettie Blackburn, we have not found him later. 
Last Edited27 Jul 2016