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Collection Level Description: Photocopies of Lists of Lambeth Palace Marriage Licences

Reference: MSS. Facs. b. 20-44
Title: Photocopies of Lists of Lambeth Palace Marriage Licences
Dates of Creation: 20th cent.
Extent: 25 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Lambeth Palace Library

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Lambeth Palace Library holds the records of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Archbishop of Canterbury is one of the authorities for issuing marriage licences for England and Wales.

Scope and Content

Photocopies of lists of marriage licences issued by the Faculty Office, 1707-1955, and the Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1694-1921, with an index of marriage licences issued by officials of Canterbury peculiars, 1684-1859.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The photocopies were given to Bodleian Library by the Lambeth Palace Librarian in 1964.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Reproduction Restrictions

Copies may be made only with the permission of Lambeth Palace Library.

Existence/Location of Originals

The originals are located in Lambeth Palace Library.

Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Publication Note

Calendar of Marriage Licences issued by the Faculty Office, 1632-1714, ed. G.E. Cokayne and E.A. Fry, British Record Soc., vol. XXXIII, 1905.

A calendar of the Vicar-General's marriage allegations, 1660-1694, by G.J. Armytage is printed in Harleian Society, vols. 30-31, 33-34, 1890-2. There is a typewritten index of the allegations for 1695-99 prepared for the Society of Genealogists by W.P. Haskett-Smith of which a photocopy is Bodleian R.2.256/31*.

Access Points

Marriage licences | Great Britain

Marriage licences | Great Britain | Indexes

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