- [S205] FreeBMD, (www.freebmd.org.uk;), birth registration of John Selman, West Bromwich 6b 533, March quarter 1853 (Reliability: 2).
- [S113] Civil Registration Marriage Indexes, General Register Office, (1837-;), September Quarter 1846, Aston XXI 250 (Reliability: 3).
- [S334] Marriage Certificate.
1846. Marriage solemnized at St Peter & St Pauls Church in the Parish of Aston in the County of Warwick. No.206; July 11th; William George Silman, full age, Bachelor, Labourer, Bordesley, father: William Silman, Labourer; & Maria Billingsly, minor, Spinster, Bordesley, father: Richard Billingsly, Forge Man. Married in the Parish Church of Aston according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, after Banns by me, Thomas Farebrother Curate. This Marriage was solemnized between us, William George Silman, Maria Billingsly her x mark, in the Presence of us, John Green, Elizabeth Savage (or Lovage?) her x mark