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From: "Mary Thit" <>
Subject: Re: Marriage Impediments(2)
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 13:09:47 +1000
References: <000001c1e99e$5b047d50$75f93c3f@noel>


Barbara, Here is another list from Noel Clark.
It seems to be the one that I was trying to recall.
Mary
----- Original Message -----
From: "Noel Clark" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 11:38 AM
Subject: Marriage Impediments(2)


> Listers, I'm now no quite so sure that the list contained on the 1662
> Book of Common Prayer web-site is complete.
>
> My typewritten list of impediments, taken from a book by Colin Chapman,
> includes "brother's wife" and "wife's sister", but I can't see these
> impediments listed on the web-site.
>
> So here's the list I have.
>
> A man may not marry his:
> 1. Grandmother
> 2. Grandfather's wife
> 3. Wife's grandmother
> 4. Father's sister
> 5. Mother's sister
> 6. Father's brother's wife
> 7. Mother's brother's wife
> 8. Wife's father's sister
> 9. Wife's mother's sister
> 10. Mother
> 11. Step-mother
> 12. Wife's mother
> 13. Daughter
> 14. Wife's daughter
> 15. Son's wife
> 16. Sister
> 17. Wife's sister
> 18. Brother's wife
> 19. Son's daughter
> 20. Daughter's daughter
> 21. Son's son's wife
> 22. Daughter's son's wife
> 23. Wife's son's daughter
> 24. Wife's daughter's daughter
> 25. Brother's daughter
> 26. Sister's daughter
> 27. Brother's son's wife
> 28. Sister's son's wife
> 29. Wife's brother's daughter
> 30. Wife's sister's daughter.
>
> For the impediments for a woman, simply reverse the sex. So, for
> example, item 29 for a woman is "Husband's sister's son" and item 30 is
> "Husband's brother's son".
>
> Note, there was never a restriction on marriage between cousins.
>
> Regards,
> Noel
>
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