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26-02-2006, 1:53 AM
if a marriage is 'by certificate' is this the same as 'by licence'?
26-02-2006, 8:26 AM
When was the marriage was it between 1st September 1822 and March 1823?
During that period every spouse had to sign a affidavit concerning his/her age how old their intended partner was believed to be and marital status.
Ages had to be proved by certified copies of the baptism register or a certificate of age signed by someone who had known them for a long time.
There is also the more common certificate given to a person marrying in a different parish by the incumbent of their parish to show that banns had been properly read in their home parish.
26-02-2006, 9:41 AM
Depends on the date and venue.
After 1837, it could be a certificate issued by the Superintendent Registrar certifying that the couple had given due notice as required by law and giving legal authority for a marriage ceremony to be performed.
26-02-2006, 2:29 PM
thanks for the replies.
it was actually a more recent marriage in 1935 at the register office in salford manchester, it seemed strange because both were living in the area and had done so for a long time
26-02-2006, 5:28 PM
So far as I know, all register office marriages are "by certificate".
26-02-2006, 8:29 PM
thanks peter i didn't realise that
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