In 1837, births, marriage and death certificates began in England and Wales. Marriages could be recorded at a local church, as well as at the office of the local Registrar.
Here is a simplified transcript of the document.
|Certified Copy of an entry of marriage. Given at the GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE. Application Number: PSR2006|
|1881 Marriage solemnized at Christ Church in the Parish of Battersea in the County of Surrey.|
|Date||Name||Age||Status||Job||Address||Father's Name||Father's Job|
|25-12-1881||William Robert Towers||21||Bachelor||Bricklayer||44 Tugela Road||William Robert Towers||Bricklayer|
|Louisa Johnson||21||Spinster||-||44 Tugela Road||George Johnson||Plasterer|
This marriage was solemnized between us William Robert Towers Louisa Johnson In the presence of us: William Fenton, Elizabeth Towers
Look at the date that William and Louisa were married on. Do you think it is an usual date for a marriage to take place? Both fathers worked in the building business. Perhaps this is how William and Louisa met.