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North Wales/Wrexham marriage records
« on: Saturday 27 November 21 12:12 GMT (UK) »
Two of my ancestors , George Lloyd and Mary Rogers, were married in Wrexham on December 31st 1833. 

Theirs and the adjacent records I have looked at say "married .... with consent of Friends". Does anyone know anything about this form of consent? Was it unique to Wales?

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Re: North Wales/Wrexham marriage records
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 November 21 12:46 GMT (UK) »
An earlier thread may be useful  https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=451100.0

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Added - However on the records you refer to all the couples for a number of years appear to have been married with the consent of friends so it cannot relate to the young age of couples

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Re: North Wales/Wrexham marriage records
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 November 21 13:09 GMT (UK) »
Also there's this posting:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=251942.msg1405891#msg1405891

Do you need any other help with your Wrexham ancestors?


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Re: North Wales/Wrexham marriage records
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 November 21 13:16 GMT (UK) »
I see that all the marriages on that page are 'with consent of friends'. I think that the thread that Kay refers to has a post that mentions that if it was a new vicar/curate he might think that that was the usual form for the church.
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Re: North Wales/Wrexham marriage records
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 November 21 18:17 GMT (UK) »
Were these people Quakers by any chance, or was it a C of E marriage.
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Re: North Wales/Wrexham marriage records
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 27 November 21 18:42 GMT (UK) »
Were these people Quakers by any chance, or was it a C of E marriage.

It was C of E and all entries on the page were in the same format.
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Re: North Wales/Wrexham marriage records
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 27 November 21 18:43 GMT (UK) »
This has come up before - With Marriage entries in a parish register, some parishes had these pre-printed forms with 'with consent of' whilst others had the pre-printed form without that phrase. Where the couple didn't actually need consent, they put in 'of friends' in some cases whilst in others it was just ignored.
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Re: North Wales/Wrexham marriage records
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 27 November 21 18:48 GMT (UK) »
This has come up before - With Marriage entries in a parish register, some parishes had these pre-printed forms with 'with consent of' whilst others had the pre-printed form without that phrase. Where the couple didn't actually need consent, they put in 'of friends' in some cases whilst in others it was just ignored.

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Re: North Wales/Wrexham marriage records
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 28 November 21 13:41 GMT (UK) »
I have looked at a random selection of pages from 1 to 175 of this particular parish marriage records (covering 1832-37) and all appear to read "with consent of Friends". I managed to locate a similar set for Ruabon nearby and the consent of ... is left blank right throughout. As someone indicated, perhaps it was just how the clergyman decided to fill in the details.