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Marriage and Registration Act 1856

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Schedule A

Form of Notice of Marriage

To the Superintendent Registrar of the District of Hendon in the County of Middlesex. I, the undersigned James Smith, hereby give you Notice, That a Marriage is intended to be had without [or by, as the Case may be,] Licence within Three Calendar Months from the Date hereof between me and the other Party herein named and described; (that is to say,)

Name and Surname.Condition.Bank or Profession.Age.Dwelling Place.Length of Residence.Church or Building in which the Marriage is to be solemnized.District and County in which the Parties respectively dwell.
James SmithWidowerIronmongerTwenty-five Years

16, High-St.,

Hendon, Middlesex.

Seven or Fifteen Days, as the Case may be. More than a Month.Sion Chapel, WestStreet, Tunbridge, Kent.Hendon, Middlesex.
Martha GreenSpinsterNineteen Years.Grove Farm, Tunbridge, Kent.Tunbridge, Kent.

And I hereby solemnly declare, That I believe there is no Impediment of Kindred or Alliance or other lawful Hindrance to the said Marriage, and that I, the above-named James Smith, have for the Space of Fifteen Days immediately preceding the giving of this Notice had my usual Place of Abode and Residence [If the Marriage is intended to be had in a Church or Chapel of the Church of England insert in this Space the following Words, ''in the Parish of ______________________,

or

in the Ecclesiastical District of ______________________," (as the Case may be,) and add the Name of the Parish or Ecclesiastical District in which One of the Parties resides] within the above-mentioned District of Hendon. [And I further declare, That I am not a Minor under the Age of Twenty-one Years, and that the other Party herein named and described is not a Minor under the Age of Twenty-one Years. (If One or both of the Parties be under Age these Words must be expunged.)] ( Or, as the Case may be,) And I further declare, That she [or I] the said Martha Green, not being a Widow [or Widower], is [or am] a Minor under the Age of Twenty-one Years, and that the Consent of George Kilpin, whose Consent to her [or my] Marriage is required by Law, has been duly given and obtained thereto [or

that there is no Person whose Consent to her [or my] Marriage is by Law required(as the Case may be) ]. And I make the foregoing Declarations solemnly and deliberately, conscientiously believing the same to be true, pursuant to the Provisions of an Act passed in the ______________________ Year of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Chapter ______________________ intituled " An Act to " amend the Provisions of the Marriage and Registration Acts," well knowing that every Person who shall knowingly or wilfully make and sign or subscribe any false Declaration or who shall sign any false Notice for the Purpose of procuring any Marriage under the Provisions of the said Act above mentioned, or any of the several Acts therein recited, shall suffer the Penalties of Perjury. In witness whereof I have hereunto set and subscribed my Hand, this Fifth Day of January 1858. James Smith. Signed and declared by the above-named James Smith in the Presence of ___________________________________________ [Here let the Witness attest the Signature of the Party giving the Notice according to One or other of the following " Examples ":—]

Example.Name of Witness.Description.Place of Abode.
1John CoxSuperintendent Registrar of Hendon District [or Deputy Superintendent Registrar of Hendon District],Hendon, Middlesex.
2Peter GreenRegistrar of Marriages for the Hendon District.Hendon, Middlesex.

Schedule B

Form of Superintendent Registrar's Certificate

I, John Cox, Superintendent Registrar of the District of Hendon in the County of Middlesex, do hereby certify, That on the Fifth Day of January 4857 Notice was duly entered in the Marriage Notice Book of the said District of the Marriage intended between the Parties herein-after named and described, and of such Marriage being intended to be solemnized without [or by, as the Case may be,] Licence, delivered under the Hand of James Smith, One of the Parties; (that is to say,)

Name.Condition.Rank or Profession.Age.Dwelling Place.Length of Residence.Church or Building in which the Marriage is to be solemnized.District and County in which the Parties respectively dwell.
James SmithWidowerIronmongerTwenty-five Years.16, High-st., Hendon, Middlesex.Fifteen Days.Sion Chapel, West Street, Tunbridge, Kent.Hendon, Middlesex.
Martha GreenSpinsterNineteen Years.Groye Farm, Tunbridge, Kent.More than a Month.Tunbridge, Kent.
Date of Entry of Notice, 5th January 4857.The Issue of this Certificate has not been forbidden by any Person authorized to forbid the Issue thereof.
Date of Certificate given, 27th January 4857.

Witness my Hand, this Twenty-seventh Day of January 1857. (Signed) John Cox, ___________________________________________ Superintendent Registrar. This Certificate will be void unless the Marriage is solemnized within Three Calendar Months after the Date of the Entry of Notice, namely, on or before the Fifth Day of April 1857.

Schedule C

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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