Date delays

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  1. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Banns read in August 1763
    Marriage Licence applied for in 1765 and the marriage took place in February that year.

    Groom's age at marriage was 35 and the bride was 23.

    Any suggestion as to why there could have been a 2 year gap between the Banns and the marriage?

    Also, I think that there was a limit on the amount of time between the Banns and the marriage taking place, which could explain them marrying by licence.

    Thanks :)
     
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    There is a discussion about this at
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    http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/forum/topic11715.html
    :)
     
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    Fantastic! Thank you! :D
     
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    Interesting that Hardwicke's Marriage Act didn't specify a length of time between when the banns were read and when the marriage should take place - my lesson for today :)
     
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