|Marriage record for Samuel Fletcher and Anne Jackson|
19 Apr 1804 St. Annes, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
This is the year of 1804. And, this is the actual digital image out of the Liverpool, Lancashire, England record book of marriages posted on Ancestry.com. Couples were usually married in the bride's parish and in the case it is the parish of Richmond St. Anne.
It reads like this;
Samuel Fletcher of the parish of Liverpool, Cabinet Maker and Anne Jackson of the same parish, Widow, married in this Church by Licence this Nineteenth Day of April in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and four by me Wm Blundell Minst.
This marriage was solemnized between us,
the mark x of Anne Jackson
In the Presence of Tho' Holden
Notice the signature of 'Samuel Fletcher;" beautiful and notes that he is educated where Anne cannot write and more than likely cannot read.
Sam is a cabinet maker which is very important in research; there are lots of Samuel Fletcher's but, maybe only one that is a cabinet maker which would be 'my guy.' Anne is recorded as a widow which makes me wonder; is her maiden name 'Jackson' or is this her last marriage name?
(I'm thinking it is her maiden name, yet to be proven)
Sadly, I cannot find them in the 1841 England Census. I even sent this information to my friend Tony in England. Tony knows his stuff in genealogy research and he could not find them in the 1841 Census either. It's most likely neither are alive in 1841. Guessing they were in their twenties or older when they married they would be in their fifties or early sixties in 1841 when life expectancy was only in peoples early forties.