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From: "Pat Banks" <>
Subject: [CORNISH] Banns of Marriage
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:14:57 +0800
Late last year I transcribed the Banns of Marriage for St.Levan parish. The
dates on the film were 1825-1975 and each time of calling was entered in the
register with the date of calling and the signature of whoever called them.
The marriage usually followed a short time later, usually in a week to ten
days. afterwards. Mostly they were called on three consecutive Sundays but
occasionally they were called over a period of four Sundays. I haven't
checked it out but think that possibly one of the missing Sundays was a
There were some interesting entries too when the Banns were called on one or
two Sundays then nothing............... ? At other times they were called
once then you find a marriage by licence and wonder why??? Was she found to
be "with child"? Did the groom-to-be have to suddenly leave the district?
Perhaps he had been 'called up"? etc.
As a matter of interest, when I was married in 1962 the Banns were called in
my husband's Church (he was Anglican) and also in mine - the local Methodist
Church where we were subsequently married. I don't ever recall them being
called in the Methodist Church in Cornwall?? As teenagers we used to
regularly visit the Registry Office to find out if anyone we knew was
getting married! The public notices of up and coming marriages were posted
outside the front door!!!
Perth Western Australia
OPC for St.Levan and Mullion, Cornwall
COCK Mullion, Cornwall
GEORGE Illogan and Townshend, Cornwall
OSBORNE St.Levan, Cornwall
POLGLASE Breage and Kerthenwood, Cornwall
MAWHINNEY Co. Antrim