Posted by Mishel on August 10, 1998 at 22:29:05:
In response to Regency Engagements/Weddings, written by SuzanneR on August 09, 1998 at 13:37:00
] My impression is that the engagement would be fairly short. In any event, unless the couple had a special license, they would have to wait long enough for the banns to be called on three successive Sundays in church. (This was a provision of Lord Hardwicke's Marriage Act of 1753.)
Just wondering if you or anyone else would like to tell me more about 'banns'. what they are exactly etc. etc. Thanks!! (thanks for your answer to my post SuzanneR!)
- Banns caroline 00:16:27 8/11/98 (2)
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