Marriage Licence

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  1. MollyMay

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    On 25/11/1777 George Clifton married Mary Cosby in Finmere (Oxfordshire) by licence.
    The image is on Anc - they have Mary as Maary

    I should know(but I do not), where a copy of the licence is likely to be found, if indeed it can be found?
     
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    Perhaps a letter to these good people would find a copy for you?
     
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    "When someone wanted to get married without having to post the banns for three weeks at the church, they could pay to get a marriage license. The ordinary laborers tended to be married by banns, while those who had a little more money would get a license. Oxford people could get a license from the Archdeacon or the Bishop at Oxford, or from the Archbishop at London. (All from the Church of England) They were given the license to give to the minister who married them. Just the bond was left at the Archdeacon's office. Many of those were probably lost and this index was made of what was left. Some of the bonds were lost after the index was made. The Archdeaconry and Diocesean Courts had the same boundaries so it was probably a toss up which court the couple went to to get their licence."

    I have searched the pdf's at the top, but you might want to double check me:D You can read more here:

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    http://whipple.org/oxford/marriagebonds.html
     
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    Go here and search for Clifton, it's an index but it gives their ages, sort of.
    Anyway best to read what's at the top of the page first MM.:)

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    http://www.whipple.org/oxford/diocesan_marriage_bonds.html#C
     
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    The National Archives say that they are held by Oxfordshire History Centre.

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    https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/oxfordshire-history-centre?utm_source=FURL-1&utm_medium=records&utm_term=nil&utm_content=&utm_campaign=records
     
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    Oops, Sorry @Jellyle I see you already gave this link.:oops:

    Note to self, read other peoples posts properly!:rolleyes:
     
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    Thank you all so much - {-(^^)-}

    and I have other Clifton/Cliffords, that I have not come across before, that I can investigate too:)
     
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    You're most welcome MM. Just ask and we shall find, well nearly always!;)
     
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    I know I can rely on the lovely people on here ():-)
     
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    Sometimes difficult to keep up with / remember all from various posts. That's when popping the name in 'search' can help. I just did it to make sure I was correct. ;)
     
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