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Broad Blunsdon Marriage by Licence
« on: Monday 16 October 17 12:52 BST (UK) »
I have come up against a brickwall that seems reinforced with steel & concrete.
A Mary Wells married Robert Hornblow at B. Blunsdon on 30 September 1771. Trying to find more about her, I found 2 baptisms about 20 years earlier and in both cases the father is John Wells. One was a baker and the other a farmer.
The 1771 marriage was by licence. Would this have said anything about the father and whether parental agreement had been given for in one case Mary was not 21? Are records of licences kept?
I would be glad of some comment. Many thanks, Toby.

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Re: Broad Blunsdon Marriage by Licence
« Reply #1 on: Monday 16 October 17 13:09 BST (UK) »
It looks as though the Bond and/or Allegation have not survived.  The record set states that it includes Bonds and Allegations, but there is only one entry for Robert Hornblow and Mary Wells - the parish register entry.

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Re: Broad Blunsdon Marriage by Licence
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 01:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Toby,

The WFHS have issued a CD of Wilts, Dorset & Berks marriages by licence.
The one your talking about is listed as ;
30-9-1771 Robert Hornblow, Blacksmith, Highworth (Broad Blunsdon) to
                Mary Wells                                      "              "           
Bondsman; John Wells, Broad Blunsdon, Wilts.
The date is usually the date the licence  was isuued but I believe they married the same day.

Doesn't really help you in any way. The actual marriage entry is similar with John Wells as a witness.

Alan
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Re: Broad Blunsdon Marriage by Licence
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 10:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks Alan for trying. It's nice to think that others might have had the same problem over 200 years ago distinguishing between the two. Both John Wells were elected churchwardens of the B.Blunsdon church council. That may be the clue however as I have the signature of John Wells at the 1771 marriage and I know that churchwardens had to sign off annual accounts. Another trip to Chippenham required to compare signatures. T