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Information contained on a Marriage Banns? COMPLETED
« on: Monday 10 September 07 12:13 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Was just wondering, if I was to go along to my local record office, and view the microfilm images of marriage banns, what would it be likely to tell me?

Cheers

Paul
Arnold - Liverpool
Bennett-Co. Down, Ireland
Clisham-Liverpool/Ireland
Cox - Shropshire/Flintshire
Cuddy - Liverpool/Ireland
Dunne - Co. Laois, Ireland
Glue -Sussex
Guest - Staffordshire
Hughes - Co.Laios, Ireland
Jordan - Co.Down, Ireland
Lancaster - Cumberland
Manion - Liverpool/Galway, Ireland
Pearson - Cumberland
Vallely - Co.Louth, Ireland

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Re: Information contained on a Marriage Banns?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 September 07 12:36 BST (UK) »
The names of the two people wanting to marry, their status (e.g.spinster or widow), their parish of residence, the three dates when the banns were called and who called them.

David   
Living in Berkshire from Northampton & Milton Keynes
DETAILS OF MY NAMES ARE IN SURNAME INTERESTS, LINK AT FOOT OF PAGE
Wilson, Higgs, Buswell, PARCELL, Matthews, TAMKIN, Seckington, Pates, Coupland, Webb, Arthur, MAYNARD, Caves, Norman, Winch, Culverhouse, Drakeley.
Johnson, Routledge, SHIRT, SAICH, Mills, SAUNDERS, EDLIN, Perry, Vickers, Pakeman, Griffiths, Marston, Turner, Child, Sheen, Gray, Woolhouse, Stevens, Batchelor
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Re: Information contained on a Marriage Banns?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 September 07 12:45 BST (UK) »
Cheers David,

So, no addresses unfortunately then?

Paul
Arnold - Liverpool
Bennett-Co. Down, Ireland
Clisham-Liverpool/Ireland
Cox - Shropshire/Flintshire
Cuddy - Liverpool/Ireland
Dunne - Co. Laois, Ireland
Glue -Sussex
Guest - Staffordshire
Hughes - Co.Laios, Ireland
Jordan - Co.Down, Ireland
Lancaster - Cumberland
Manion - Liverpool/Galway, Ireland
Pearson - Cumberland
Vallely - Co.Louth, Ireland

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Re: Information contained on a Marriage Banns?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 September 07 12:53 BST (UK) »
Hi Paul,

What is on an actual OPR marriage/proclamation of banns entry (if that's what you are referring to) in a parish register is a lottery  ;D  That is, you don't know what information is in it until you look at it!  It might be nothing more than the bare facts included in an IGI entry - but it might have a wealth of information.  Always worth a look - even if only for the negative reason of finding that it has no further info.

JAP

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Re: Information contained on a Marriage Banns? COMPLETED
« Reply #4 on: Monday 10 September 07 13:20 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Right, cheers Davis and JAP. Well worth a trip down the road then!

Ta.

Paul
Arnold - Liverpool
Bennett-Co. Down, Ireland
Clisham-Liverpool/Ireland
Cox - Shropshire/Flintshire
Cuddy - Liverpool/Ireland
Dunne - Co. Laois, Ireland
Glue -Sussex
Guest - Staffordshire
Hughes - Co.Laios, Ireland
Jordan - Co.Down, Ireland
Lancaster - Cumberland
Manion - Liverpool/Galway, Ireland
Pearson - Cumberland
Vallely - Co.Louth, Ireland

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Re: Information contained on a Marriage Banns? COMPLETED
« Reply #5 on: Monday 10 September 07 16:30 BST (UK) »
What I described were the entries in the banns book, which had pre-formatted columns and was in use in most Anglican Churches from 1754 when the standard pre-formatted marriage register was brought into use. 

Prior to that a blank sheet book was used for baptisms, marriages burials and banns.  In that case what was entered varied very much from church to church, as did whether they were in separate books, or one book.  Also the extent to which they were separated or mixed up varied from church to church.

David
Living in Berkshire from Northampton & Milton Keynes
DETAILS OF MY NAMES ARE IN SURNAME INTERESTS, LINK AT FOOT OF PAGE
Wilson, Higgs, Buswell, PARCELL, Matthews, TAMKIN, Seckington, Pates, Coupland, Webb, Arthur, MAYNARD, Caves, Norman, Winch, Culverhouse, Drakeley.
Johnson, Routledge, SHIRT, SAICH, Mills, SAUNDERS, EDLIN, Perry, Vickers, Pakeman, Griffiths, Marston, Turner, Child, Sheen, Gray, Woolhouse, Stevens, Batchelor
Census Info is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk