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From: "Tim Gatty" <>
Subject: Common Law marriages
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 20:21:08 -0000
Could some kind person tell me how frequent 'Common law'
marriages were in Lancashire/Derbyshire in early 19c.
After several years of searching i have been unable to find a marriage for 3
gts Edward Gatty and Mary Green.
However the birth cert for one of their daughters gives mother's name as
Mary Gatty formerly Green.
Would vicars baptise children of common law marriages ?
Were there any problems or stigmas attached to such relationships?
Any info would be most welcome.
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