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From: "Barbara Jones" <>
Subject: RE: [CHS] Marrying in-laws Jacksons of Hoylake
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 09:47:39 -0000
Oh dear this blows one of my theories out of the water.
Margaret Youds b1857 Irby married John Jackson of Hoylake. He died in 1884
aged 32. It seems she then Married Frederick Jackson who I had assumed was
Johns brother - though of course you can never assume anything. Between the
three of them they had 15 children, many of whom died in childhood and most
are buried in two graves in Holy Trinity Churchyard Hoylake.
Is anyone out there connected to these Jacksons that could explain? I had
put this one to bed under my 'quite happy to accept this' heading as my
interest was in what happened to Margaret Youds more than the Jacksons. (She
being my ggg aunt)
I've actually not yet found a Jackson linked to these,, though with so many
of the children dying its not surprising.
Incidentally, Margaret, John and Frederick are all buried together!
From: Guy Etchells [mailto:]
Sent: 10 December 2003 23:44
Subject: Re: [CHS] Marrying in-laws
It was illegal under civil law for a man to marry his deceased wife's
sister until 28 August 1907.
It was also ilegal under civil law for a man to marry his deceased
brother's widow until 28 July 1921
Transcripts of some other Acts relevant to family history may be seen at
A similar state occurred under Canon law from at least 1603
Beverley Scott wrote:
> I have read that it was not permissible under Canon Law for a man to marry
> deceased wife's sister before 1907. (Coincidentally I have just that in
> about 1970 !!)
> Would it have been frowned upon for a man to marry his deceased brother's
> wife (mid C19th), as I have a couple who married in Liverpool for no
> apparent reason, well away from home territory, and no relatives were
> witnesses ?
> I also have a great uncle who married his late wife's daughter by a first
> marriage, about 1900.
> (We're a funny lot !!)
> Festive greetings,
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