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Colonial Marriages Act 1865

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1Colonial Laws establishing Validity of Marriages to have Effect throughout Her Majesty's Dominions.

Every Law made or to be made by the Legislature of any such Possession as aforesaid for the Purpose of establishing the Validity of any Marriage or Marriages contracted in such Possession shall have and be deemed to have had from the Date of the making of such Law the same Force and Effect for the Purpose aforesaid within all Parts of Her Majesty's Dominions as such Law may have had or may hereafter have within the Possession for which the same was made : Provided that nothing in this Law contained shall give any Effect or Validity to any Marriage unless at the Time of such Marriage both of the Parties thereto were, according to the Law of England, competent to contract the same.

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