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Offline Carol Mack

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Chapel of Ease
« on: Monday 17 November 08 21:17 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone tell me what a 'Chapel of Ease' was? Would it have been part of an Established Church and would a marriage there have any special significance?

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Carol
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Re: Chapel of Ease
« Reply #1 on: Monday 17 November 08 21:57 GMT (UK) »
A Chapel of Ease was usually a second church within a parish, built to make it easier for parishioners to attend services; it would therefore have been situated a distance from the main parish church. they are to be found in R.C. parishes.

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Re: Chapel of Ease
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 20 November 08 17:18 GMT (UK) »
And in C of I parishes too.

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Re: Chapel of Ease
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 20 November 08 17:21 GMT (UK) »
Not just RC ?

Billericay is a good example - brick built Chapel of Ease in the high street early 1800s - Parish Church was actually 3 miles away in Great Burstead, a particularly significant piece of architecture in comparison !
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Re: Chapel of Ease
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 20 November 08 17:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone,
Many thanks for your help. I would say I'm looking for a C.of I. marriage.

Presumably any marriage would have been recorded in the main parish records.

Carol
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Re: Chapel of Ease
« Reply #5 on: Friday 21 November 08 19:41 GMT (UK) »
Carol

Hard to advise on that, as you have given no details of which parish, which chapel!

Adrian
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Re: Chapel of Ease
« Reply #6 on: Monday 01 December 08 17:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi Adrian,

I think I have it sorted out now thanks! Someone else has done the hard work!!

Its been interesting, though. I had never heard of a Chapel of Ease. There's always something new to find out!

Regards,
Carol
McVitty: Co. Donegal, Canada and Worldwide!
Kilpatrick: Co. Donegal
White: Co.Tyrone/Donegal
Ellison: Co.Tyrone/Donegal
Fleetwood: Yorkshire.
Hassell:London,  Shadrake:London & Essex.
Jenkins/Gardner Devon