Author Topic: William Robinson married Jane Harwood 1804 Yarm. William's baptism?  (Read 337 times)

Offline emeltom

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Re: William Robinson married Jane Harwood 1804 Yarm. William's baptism?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 25 November 17 09:48 GMT (UK) »
As far as I am aware,to be "of the Parish" it was only necessary to have lived there for a few weeks, long enough for the Banns to be read. This meant that if the couple marrying were from two different Parishes they did not have to pay for Banns to be read in both Churches.

I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong but just because he married in Yarm and it said "of the Parish" it didn't necessarily mean he was living there permanently - he could have come from anywhere.

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Re: William Robinson married Jane Harwood 1804 Yarm. William's baptism?
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 25 November 17 15:10 GMT (UK) »
I'd recommend K.D.M. Snell's book on Parish and Belonging: Community, Identity and Welfare in England and Wales 1700-1950. It is a weighty tome and a long read but it clearly sets out the laws regarding belonging to one's parish and what the term 'settlement' meant, particularly during the 18th century.

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