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From: "Lisa Lepore" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Dispensations
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 10:38:56 -0400
Are you asking if there is a marriage between a brother and
his biological sister???
Well I've never heard of this actually happening - I think every
religion and social custom must have had rules against this, but
I don't know that for sure.
The closest thing I have to this is my 3rd great grandfather
who married his step sister. . They were 15 and 13 when
they became step siblings, and married 5 yrs later.
Although they are not related at all, it always seemed a little
odd to me.
I do have sets of siblings from one family marrying sets of
siblings from another family.
My great grandfather and his brother married sisters.
I have a family where 3 brothers and a sister married
3 sisters and their brother. [Guess there were no other families
My grandmother and her first cousin married brothers.
A man who married his deceased brother's wife.
These kinds of marriages are good for consolidating the
tree though. Less families to track down...... LOL
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2005 2:49 AM
Subject: RE: [Q-R] Dispensations
> Did anyone have siblings who married each other in their family
> Be Kind..... We "Could" Be Related!!!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: P. Smith [mailto:]
> Thank you so much for your response. I didn't realise 3rd cousins
> to have a dispensation. Is that still true today? I had a great
> and uncle who were 1st cousins and I was told they never had
> for that reason. Marie
> Finally, "Dispense du 4e degre de consanguinite" means
> from the fourth degree of consanguinity in the collateral line. The
> first degree is siblings, so the other degrees are one digit higher
> the "cousin" number. The 4th degree is 3rd cousins, individuals who
> have at least one great-great-parent in common.
> Fr. Owen Taggart