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Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Act 1847

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VCertain Authorities may continue to grant Marriage Licences as heretofore. Jurisdiction of Bishops to grant Licences not to be interfered with.

And be it enacted, That all Authorities, save and except the Authority of the Bishop of whose Diocese any Portion has been or may hereafter be taken away and added to another Diocese under the Provisions of the herein-before recited Act, shall continue to grant Marriage Licences in the same Manner and within the same District as they might have done before the passing of the said Act: Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to interfere with the Jurisdiction or concurrent Jurisdiction, as the Case may be, of the Bishops of the several Dioceses in England to grant Marriage Licences in and throughout the whole of their Dioceses, as such are now or hereafter may be limited or constituted.

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