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From: "Larry Coats" <>
Subject: [Lon] re: "St. James Dukes Place, London"??
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 14:51:33 -0500
This list was so helpful with my last inquiry that I thought I would try it again with a different problem:
I have a rather garbled marriage record referring to a Robert BOLTON marrying a Frances HOMES(sic s/b Holmes?)on 19 Aug 1666. The location is given as "Saint James Dukes Place, London."
My current interpretation of this last item goes like this: Saint James Palace, London. I am theorizing here that "Dukes Place" was meant to be "Duke's Palace".
I am just guessing here, but it would seem to be referring to the royal chapel attached to St. James Palace, which, in 1666 may(?)have been the residence of James, Duke of York. And IF I am right in this assumption, I am left wondering under what circumstances would a pair of commoners have been permitted to marry in such a place?
Then again, if I am wrong, was there another St. James Church closely allied with or situated near St. James Palace in 1666?
Any help or opinions greatly appreciated.
Regards to all,
Larry D. Hamilton Coats
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