The Marriage Allegations include entries of marriage licences granted by the Bishop of London, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1521 to 1869 for London.
The licences contain essential information for family history historians and although marriage licences were granted in the London Diocese they include licences granted to people all over the country.
The records are provided in date order and the information in the main includes the date the licence was granted, the groom's surname and forename, address and occupation. The bride's surname and forename, address and parents name and address. The licences vary and the information may also include their age, the bride's father's occupation.
The records are from the following offices and cover the following years;
Bishop of London's Office (1521-1828)
Dean and Chapter of Westminster's Office (1599-1699)
Vicar General's Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury (1660-1679)
Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury (1543-1869)
A typical entry reads as follows;
1674 Mar. 19 Sir Hugh Acland, Bart., of Culham John, co. Devon, Bachr*, abt 35 & Mrs Ann Daniell, of St Martins Fields, Spr*, abt 20 consent of father Sir Thomas Daniell, of same, Kt.; at St Mary Magdalene, Old Fish Street
* Bachelor, Spinster
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