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From: "Mike Wrigley" <>
Subject: RE: [WRY] Marriages
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 00:35:27 -0000
This is the case only if we assume that everyone was a "law-abiding
citizen". Anyone with even a modicum of history will know that this is a
VERY grey area where religion is concerned. Nonconformists, particularly,
were very keen on flouting the "rules"
> What I was saying was that a marriage could not have taken place at a
> Moravian chapel in 1830 because it wouldn't have been legal under
> Hardwicke's Marriage Act.
> What happens today is of no relevance whatsoever to the situation pre
> Roy Stockdill (Editor, Journal of One-Name Studies)
> Guild of One-Name Studies:- www.one-name.org
> Newbies' Guide to Genealogy & Family History:-