Re: Burd & Wildgoose (Chase)?
- Thanks to Jim and Don for their information on the Wildgoose family.
However, I'm even more afraid that this might be a wild goose chase
after all. The "Burd" family might be a false lead.
I got the name Mary-Ann Burd from my GG GF John Imlah's marriage
certificate, as being his mother's name. Now, however, I suspect
that it might be some muddled variant of his step-mother's name, Ann
Bird. I only learned about the step-mother this evening when I
found John's father's death certificate.
I've found another bridegroom in this generation who definitely did
list his stepmother as his "mother" on his marriage record, so I'm
suspicious about the Mary-Ann Burd/Ann Bird coincidence.
Unfortunately, I can't find a way to sort this out, as I can't
locate a birth record for John in the OPRs to find his real mother's
Any comments or suggestions about this conundrum are welcome.