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Marriage Licence Lookup
« on: Saturday 17 November 18 20:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi all, I hope you're well.

I'm very unlikely to be able to get to Oxfordshire Record Office for some considerable time.

Could anyone who's going sometime do me a huge favour and try to find the marriage licence for a Matthew Townsend and Hannah Bourton, married at Bloxham the 29th November 1747.

If a copy has survived and it says "licence paid for by Robert Townsend of Hook Norton" it will go a long way towards knocking down an extremely long-standing brick wall.

Many thanks if anyone can do this for me!

Chris
Sims - Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire
Townsend - Oxfordshire
Empson - Oxfordshire
Jackson - Northamptonshire
Mowbray - Herefordshire
Slade - Warwickshire, Middlesex, Devon
Fisher - Warwickshire
Mills - Warwickshire
Catling - Oxfordshire

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Re: Marriage Licence Lookup
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 18 November 18 12:15 GMT (UK) »
There is a parish marriage record on A.....y which simply reads

Matthew Townsend & Hannah Bourton
29 Nov 1747 Bloxham, Oxfordshire by Li


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Re: Marriage Licence Lookup
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 18 November 18 12:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi Colin,

Thanks for your message. Yes, I've found the marriage. What I need to do is try and find out who paid for the licence.  :)

Many thanks,

Chris
Sims - Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire
Townsend - Oxfordshire
Empson - Oxfordshire
Jackson - Northamptonshire
Mowbray - Herefordshire
Slade - Warwickshire, Middlesex, Devon
Fisher - Warwickshire
Mills - Warwickshire
Catling - Oxfordshire

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Re: Marriage Licence Lookup
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 18 November 18 12:18 GMT (UK) »
The  Oxfordshire Archdeacon's Marriage Bonds doesn't mention them so it is possible the Bond hasn't survived.

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Re: Marriage Licence Lookup
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 18 November 18 12:19 GMT (UK) »
This is what I'm afraid of :/
Sims - Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire
Townsend - Oxfordshire
Empson - Oxfordshire
Jackson - Northamptonshire
Mowbray - Herefordshire
Slade - Warwickshire, Middlesex, Devon
Fisher - Warwickshire
Mills - Warwickshire
Catling - Oxfordshire

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Re: Marriage Licence Lookup
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 18 November 18 14:16 GMT (UK) »
It's on this list of Diocesan bonds complied in 1976; scroll down to line T404:
https://www.whipple.org/oxford/diocesan_marriage_bonds.html#T

These records were stored at the Bodleian Library at that time.  I don't know whether they're available at the Oxfordshire History Centre (St Luke's, Cowley) which is the new version of the County Records Office, but they will be somewhere safe :)

Good luck :)

Carol
OXFORDSHIRE / BERKSHIRE
Bullock, Cooper, Boler/Bowler, Wright, Robinson, Lee, Prior, Trinder, Newman, Walklin, Louch

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Re: Marriage Licence Lookup
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 18 November 18 14:52 GMT (UK) »
That's a much more complete list than the one I originally had downloaded. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Marriage Licence Lookup
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 18 November 18 15:02 GMT (UK) »
Having just said that it is a more complete list, I see that it is missing one of my ancestors who appears on the list I originally downloaded. A case of win some, lose some.

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Re: Marriage Licence Lookup
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 18 November 18 15:31 GMT (UK) »
There are two lists of licences/bonds issued by two different authorities - the Bishop of the Diocese of Oxford, and the Archdeacon of Oxford.

Here's a link to the website I use which explains the system: https://www.whipple.org/oxford/
(Also includes some hearth tax records for good measure!)

Carol
OXFORDSHIRE / BERKSHIRE
Bullock, Cooper, Boler/Bowler, Wright, Robinson, Lee, Prior, Trinder, Newman, Walklin, Louch