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Marriage Laws, Rites, Records & Customs: Was Your Ancestor Really Married?. Colin R Chapman & Pauline M Litton


This book contains all that the family historian should ever need to know about marriage laws from the 16th to the 20th centuries, with sections on how to interpret these laws, the procedures and records necessary, and the different customs of Anglicans and Non-Conformists in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The chapters on British courtship and customs give a wonderful view of days gone by, concluding with methods and records of divorce. With comprehensive notes, references and index.