Entry in London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921

Marriage Certificate for John Needham and Elizabeth Waterhouse

After ordering the birth certificate for Ernest Needham as seen in a previous post on the blog, and discovering his mother’s maiden name (Waterhouse), it did not take long to locate the marriage records for his parents. Elizabeth Waterhouse married John Needham in the parish of St. James the Great in Bethnal Green, London, England on December 26th, 1871. Elizabeth was 16 years old at the time. John’s profession was a Baker. In the first document, we can see John Needham’s signature and Elizabeth’s mark.

You can see a photograph of St. James the Great Church in Bethnal Green on the bottom left corner on this website about Bethnal Green Churches by Susan Gane. It still stands but has been converted into flats.