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Re: Twice married ?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 11 October 20 20:12 BST (UK) »
If the first marriage was not approved by the army Agnes would not qualify for pensions etc, so perhaps they had to get approval and then marry again with it.
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Re: Twice married ?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 11 October 20 20:14 BST (UK) »
Army - thatís exactly why I asked for the occupation. This is a not uncommon finding with military men, who required regimental permission in order to marry. Some would go through a first (hurried?) ceremony without the requisite permission, and then do it again properly later.

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Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
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Re: Twice married ?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 11 October 20 21:19 BST (UK) »
His service record, which is very detailed, states that he married Agnes Fairweather "with leave" 16 September 1883 at Ipswich Registry Office.

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Re: Twice married ?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 11 October 20 21:19 BST (UK) »
Marriages of Soldiers: It should be known that by the Queen's/King's regulations for the army the previous consent of the commanding officer is requisite to the marriage of a soldier, otherwise his wife cannot be recognised as such by the rules of military discipline. Although the commanding officer is not authorized by law to forbid the banns or other preliminary proceedings, he may take other steps to check an improvident marriage. From "The Marriage Law of England"

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Re: Twice married ?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 11 October 20 22:12 BST (UK) »
Excellent - a mystery solved - thanks!