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Marriage certificate query
« on: Saturday 16 September 17 11:43 BST (UK) »
On my great grand parents marriage certificate it states they were married in Ballymena registry office.
On the other certificates on the page the registrar states the other couples as married by license but on my grandparents it states by certificate.
Could anyone enlighten me as to the difference between the two.Thanks.

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Re: Marriage certificate query
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 September 17 19:18 BST (UK) »
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Re: Marriage certificate query
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 September 17 19:33 BST (UK) »
Hi and yes they are on the civil records on line. Isaac Kennedy 1902 to Martha Sloan.I don't need any information on them its just the wording on the wedding certificate I need some clarity.Thank you for your interest.

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Re: Marriage certificate query
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 September 17 19:40 BST (UK) »

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Re: Marriage certificate query
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 September 17 19:44 BST (UK) »
Hi jasiain,
I have just googled "what does married by certificate mean?" and there are a few answers. The first one is a reply on the Who do you think you are forum which basically says that the couple have decided to marry other than in a Cofe church. The certificate enables them to marry in a non conformist church that is not licenced to perform marriages.
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cowan, sinnott, duffy, addi, conlon, halpin, (dublin) dowling, mcdonald, donnelly (dublin, newcastle upon tyne and tyrone)

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Re: Marriage certificate query
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 16 September 17 19:46 BST (UK) »
Sorry hallmark. You beat me to it ;D
cowan, sinnott, duffy, addi, conlon, halpin, (dublin) dowling, mcdonald, donnelly (dublin, newcastle upon tyne and tyrone)

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Re: Marriage certificate query
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 16 September 17 19:56 BST (UK) »
Says a bit more than 'married by certificate'

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Re: Marriage certificate query
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 16 September 17 22:35 BST (UK) »
The distinction between certificates and licences is set out in the original legislation, viz:  An Act for Marriages in Ireland; 7 & 8 Vict. c.81
http://histpop.org/ohpr/servlet/View?path=Browse/Legislation%20(by%20date)&active=yes&mno=4047
BRENNANx2 Davidstown/Taghmon,Ballybrennan; COOPER St.Helens; CREAN Raheennaskeagh/Ballywalter; COSGRAVE Castlebridge; CULLEN Lady's Island; CULLETON Forth Commons;CURRAN Hillbrook; DOYLE Clonee/Tombrack; FOX Knockbrandon; FURLONG Moortown; HAYESx2 Walsheslough/Wexford; McGILL Litter; MORRIS Forth Commons; PIERCE Lady's Island; POTTS Bennettstown; REDMOND Ballygarrett; ROCHEx2 Wexford; ROCHFORD Ballysampson/Ballyhit; SHERIDAN Monadurtlow; SINNOTT Wexford; SMYTH Gerry/Oulart; WALSH Kilrane/Wexford

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Re: Marriage certificate query
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 16 September 17 22:37 BST (UK) »
7 & 8 Vict. c.81

Well done I couldn't figure out what it said.