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Marriages Confirmation Act 1825

1825 CHAPTER 92 6 Geo 4

An Act to render valid Marriages solemnized in certain Churches and Public Chapels in which Banns have not usually been published.

[5th July 1825]

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C1Short title “The Marriages Confirmation Act 1825” given by Short Titles Act 1896 (c. 14)

C2Preamble recites certain events which have happened since the making of an Act passed in the twenty-sixth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Second intituled an Act for the better preventing clandestine marriages and since the making of another Act therein mentioned and is omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision (No. 2) Act 1890 (c. 51)

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F1Ss. 1, 4 repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1977 (c. 18), s. 2, Sch. 1 Pt. XII (subject to a saving in section 2 in relation to admissibility of any register of marriage or copy as evidence)

2 Marriages may in future be solemnized in such churches, &c, shall be valid.U.K.

It shall and may be lawful for marriages to be in future solemnized in all churches and chapels erected since the passing of the said Act in the twenty-sixth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, and consecrated, in which churches and chapels it has been customary and usual before the passing of this Act to solemnize marriages; and all marriages herein-after solemnized therein shall be good and valid in law as if such marriages had been solemnized in parish churches or public chapels having chapelries annexed, and wherein banns had usually been published before or at the time of passing the said Act.

3 Registers of such marriages evidence.U.K.

The registers of marriages solemnized, or to be solemnized, in the said churches or chapels, which are hereby enacted to be valid in law, or copies thereof, shall be received in all courts of law and equity as evidence of such marriages, in the same manner as the registers of marriages solemnized in parish churches or public chapels in which banns were usually published before or at the time of passing the said Act of the twenty-sixth year of the reign of his said late Majesty King George the Second, or copies thereof, are received in evidence: Provided nevertheless, that in all such courts the same objections shall be available to the receiving such registers or copies as evidence, as would have been available to receiving the same as evidence if such registers or copies had related to marriages solemnized in such last mentioned parish churches or public chapels as aforesaid.

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Textual Amendments

F2Ss. 1, 4 repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1977 (c. 18), s. 2, Sch. 1 Pt. XII (subject to a saving in section 2 in relation to admissibility of any register of marriage or copy as evidence)

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