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    I have in my tree (husbands side) an Irish Catholic female b 1855, who married in 1876 in a C of E church. Subsequent children were all baptised in a Catholic Church. Was it usual for the Catholic Church to allow baptisms if the parents didn't get married in a Catholic Church?

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    Until 1837 it was only legal in England and Wales (and ?Scotland) for Catholics to marry in a Church of England church and because of this, the practice often continued for many years after.(Some people had two marriages, one in each church.) In the early years of the 1900s the pope, sorry don't remember which, had to put out an encyclical telling Catholics that they must now marry in a Catholic church. I know of one Catholic family who married in 1901 in an Anglican church but the children were baptized Catholic.

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    Thank you Cicily.

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