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Subject: Re: [NFK] 1800 Marriage Cert
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 09:55:26 +0100
Marriage certificates did not exist before 1837. The only records available
are the marriage entries in the parish registers. A post-1754 pre-1837
marriage entry will be on a pre-printed format, and shows the names of the
bride and groom, their status (bachelor, widower etc.) and place of
residence. It also shows the date of the ceremony, the signature of the
officiating minister, whether the marriage was after banns or by licence,
and the signatures (or marks) of at least two witnesses.
Ages, professions and other details were not required, although sometimes
these are given. If a marriage was by licence, it will be worth obtaining a
copy of the marriage licence bond as this can give further details and the
names of parents or relatives.
The witnesses to marriages were often not relatives of the couple, and in
many parishes the parish clerk was a witness to nearly all the weddings.
From: [mailto:] On
Behalf Of Phil
Sent: 11 May 2008 09:38
Subject: [NFK] 1800 Marriage Cert
If I were after a marriage certificate from the year 1800, in Filby, where
would I look and what might the cert contain ? The married couples parents ?
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