Cover image for Affidavits and Declarations Made by Private Parties Wishing to Be Married by Licence, and associated Papers.
Series:
Affidavits and Declarations Made by Private Parties Wishing to Be Married by Licence, and associated Papers.
Series Number:
Access:
Open
Start Date:
03 Jan 1838
End Date:
18 Oct 1838
Source:
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856
Series notes:
This is a continuation of the records bound in CSO 1/6 - 7/100 (1823-36), and there is probably a missing volume to cover the year 1837

after November 1838, however, the Act 2 Vict. No. 7 superseded the Colonial Secretary's functions as to marriage by the creation of registrars. These records consist of printed forms

firstly there is an affidavit filled in separately by each party, certifying that he or she has declared or made oath before a Justice of the Peace that he or she is under/over the age of twenty one, is free and unmarried and that no lawful impediment exists to his or her marriage according to the rites and ceremonies of the United Church of England and Ireland. If under twenty one the consent of the parent or guardian is given. Secondly there is a memorandum to the Colonial Secretary asking for a licence to marry without the publication of banns. The documents are bound in reverse chronological order, and an index has been compiled both for this volume and for the affidavits of 1823-36.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
Items:


Affidavits and Declarations