Did your ancestor get married in Abergavvny, Monmouthshire? If so, your ancestor may have submitted a marriage notice with the district superintendent registrar of Abergavenny. The notice will provide your ancestor’s marital status and residence, as well as the name of your ancestor’s intended spouse.
Each record will give you an image of the original record held at the Gwent Archives and a transcript of the vital details. The information in each transcript can vary depending on the condition and age of the record. You may find the following details in your transcript:
Marital status – the status is abbreviated in each transcript: w-widow, b-bachelor, and s-spinster
Spouse’s marital status
The images will provide additional details such as occupation, length of time at current residence, notations about whether the marriage was by license or banns, and your ancestor’s signature or mark.
Marriage notices were created by the district superintendent registrar of Abergavenny. Abergavenny is the largest town in Monmouthshire. Marriage notices gave the public notice of a couple’s intention to marry. Once civil registration was established in Wales in 1837, couples were given the option to either have banns announced in the established church or to register their marriage notice with the registrar if they intended to be married in a non-conformist church or at the register office. The existence of a marriage notice does not guarantee that a marriage did take place. Try searching Findmypast’s England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 or Wales marriages to find your ancestor’s marriage record.