The other answer
Posted by Molly on June 29, 1998 at 23:44:42:
In response to 2 questions, written by Baroness Diana on June 29, 1998 at 19:51:18
There is no mention in the Table of Kindred and Affinity in the Book of Common Prayer (Restoration period) about one's step-sibling. One may not, of course, marry one's blood-sibling, or step-children, and it is possible that those taboos could be combined to bar a step-sibling union. This seems unlikely to me, however, because the list is terribly specific about other relationships which are not allowed. And we know that siblings-in-law were allowed to marry (e.g. Emma and Mr. Knightley). Bear in mind that at the time, step relations and family-by-marriage were all more or less universally referred to as "in-laws". Does that help?
- Step-siblings marrying The Mysterious H.C. 03:08:59 6/30/98 (0)
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