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    http://www.foblc.org.uk/2011/02/broc...onnection.html


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ID:	594922 I recently found Henry Coxs wedding certificate (attached) and wondered why he would call himself a Gentleman as opposed to a uniformed police man as he was then ? It was a legal document so I find it strange, any ideas?

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      From what I understand, a man in the 19th century would declare himself a "Gentleman" on a wedding certificate to state that he had the means to support a wife without needing to hold down a job.

      I assume Henry was living on a policeman's salary, so it does seem odd that he would declare himself a "Gentleman" on a legal document.

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      • #4
        Maybe the father-in-law, Charles Vidler, had a problem with cops. Henry had to say he was independently wealthy to marry Martha.

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