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Marriage and Registration Act 1856

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Form of Superintendent Registrar's Licence for Marriage

To A.B. of ______________________ in the County of ______________________ and CD. ______________________ of ______________________ in the County of ______________________ I, the undersigned Superintendent Registrar of the District of ______________________ in the County of ______________________ send Greeting:

Whereas in pursuance of some or one of the Statutes next hereinafter mentioned made and now in force concerning the contracting and solemnizing of Marriages in England; (that is to say,) an Act passed in the Seventh Year of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, Chapter 85.; an Act passed in the First Year of Her present Majesty, Chapter 22.; an Act passed in the Fourth Year of Her said Majesty, Chapter 72.; and an Act passed in the ______________________ Year of Her said Majesty, Chapter ______________________; One of you did on the ______________________ Day of ___________________________________________ give due Notice of your Intention to enter into a Contract of Marriage, and you are desirous that such Marriage should be speedily performed at ______________________ in the District of ______________________ : And whereas it has been made to appear to my Satisfaction that in regard to your said intended Marriage you have severally in all respects complied with the Provisions and Requirements of the above-mentioned Statutes, so far as such Provisions and Requirements are applicable to and binding upon you or either of you: And whereas no Impediment of Kindred or Alliance or other lawful Hindrance to the said Marriage has been shown to exist: And whereas the Certificate required by Law has been duly issued by me: Now therefore I, the said Superintendent Registrar, by virtue of the Power and Authority vested in me in that Behalf, do hereby grant unto you the aforesaid A.B. and CD. full Licence and Permission to proceed in due Form of Law to contract and solemnize such Marriage at ______________________ in the said District at any Time within but not after the Expiration of Three Calendar Months next following the ______________________ Day of Witness my Hand this Day of ______________________. Witness my Hand this ______________________ Day of ______________________. ____________________________________________ E.F.,

Superintendent Registrar of the above-mentioned District.

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