18 August 2018

Findmypast adds England, Clandestine Marriages

Findmypast now has this collection from The National Archives series RG 7.
It contains 881,896 clandestine marriage records covering the years 1667 to 1775, most conducted at or nearby London’s Fleet Prison for debtors and bankrupts by inmates who were ordained clergymen, but without banns or licence.
Each result provides a transcript and image of the original hand-written record. Records give a combination of the couple's names, marital conditions, occupations and residences, but should be treated with caution. It was not unknown for entries to be inaccurate such as post-dated.

See the description of the RG 7 collection at TNA.

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