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From: "Janet" <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Significance of residence for marriage
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2011 11:03:39 +0100
Your reply is useful, and as I envisaged. In the past, in England I know some people, usually women, packed a case and left it at the home of the male for 3 weeks; that was before people were living together prior to marriage.
It prompts curiosity to wonder why the terminology is used nowadays if only for facts at the time, and what if both lived in different parishes. <thinking aloud> That's another possible clue to family residence blown away.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray Hennessy" <>
: I am fairly sure that "both of this Parish" means they were both living in
: that parish at the time of consigning pledges/pronouncing banns/conducting
: the marriage, whatever the entry was recording.
: Alternative entries would probably say something like this [we have some]:
: "MM of this parish and FF of the parish of [parishname] ... ...".
: While I don't dismiss the possibility, I have never seen an entry stating
: where one or other of the participants was born, e.g.
: "XX born in England ..."
: "YY born in the parish of [parishname] ..."
: An exception might be if the man [usually] was living on a foreign ship and
: came ashore just for the marriage but this is a far-fetched example and how
: the parish recorded it would be idiosyncratic to say the least.
: Regarding your other query
: > In reading microfiche is the place of marriage a reliable research source
: for the bride's
: family, or any use at all?
: Because the parish simply recorded where the couple were each living, it
: doesn't readily help find other family members if they were not living in
: the same parish - and sometimes not then! This may mean the entry is not
: "any use at all" but with luck witnesses at the birth of the couple's
: children may provide excellent clues of places and relatives as they will be
: given locations and, with great good fortune may even have a relationship
: mentioned [e.g. "grandfather of the child"]
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