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From: "Anne Peat" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Sojourners
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 22:37:59 +0100
Dear Martin, as I understand it, a sojourner had lived in the parish for the
three weeks necessary to have the banns read, but did not have a permanent
home in the parish. Ancestors of my husband, William Sharland and Mary
Hooper were both sojourners in the parish of Kingsbridge when they married
there in 1800. William was a mason, so he was presumably there working on
some project. He came from Tiverton, and they eventually went back there.
>From: "Martin Cross" <>
>Subject: [DEV] Sojourners
>Date: Sun, Mar 30, 2003, 10:30 am
> Dear list,
> I visited the Exeter Records Office last week in search of my Brixham
> ancestors. One of the things that struck me was the use of the phrase
> 'sojourner in this parish' in the records of marriage banns. I had not
> come across this in Yorkshire, where most of my research has been.
> Is there a definition of a sojourner? Presumably it is someone not of the
> Parish, but does it mean they are living there at the time of the banns,
> and if so, how long would you have to live somewhere before becoming 'of
> this parish', rather than a soujourner? My ggg grandparents, Thomas PALMER
> and Johanna TAYLOR were both sojourners in the Parish of St. Mary's,
> Brixham at the time of their marriage in 1819, so I would guess that at
> least one of them must have been living there if they were married there.
> Any thoughts gratefully recieved.
> Martin Cross
> Brighton, UK
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