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From: "Hugh Wallis" <>
Subject: [Lon] Dead wife's sister - was Cousin marriages & US blood tests
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 15:46:58 -0400
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Was the prohibition about marrying the deceased wife's sister ever
"overlooked" for the upper crust? I have a many times great grandfather
(in 1737) who married his dead wife's sister.


Not just for the upper crust - I had two perfectly ordinary non-upper-crust
3gt-aunts who were sisters and they married the same man in the 1860s in
Devon. Mind you I haven't been able to locate the death of the first one
though. Hmm....

Hugh Wallis

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