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Kenilworth: CHANGE OF PROGRAMME: ‘Marriage law and practice in the Midlands, 1837-1900’
14th April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our scheduled speaker, Richard Churchley, would prefer to give his talk live, rather than via Zoom. We will therefore be postponing his talk, ”My Churchley Family’ – From 1300 – 2019: A typical West Midlands Family’ to another date.
Instead, we are very pleased to announce a returning speaker:
A talk by Professor Rebecca Probert
‘The Marriage Act 1836 laid the foundations of the modern law of marriage. It introduced the possibility of marrying in a registered place of worship or register office, brought Jewish and Quaker weddings within a new legal framework, and introduced a system of civil registration for all marriages, including those celebrated according to Anglican rites.
Nonetheless, it cannot be assumed that all couples were able to marry as they chose under the 1836 Act. How a couple could marry depended on local factors, and how they navigated the options available to them can tell us a lot about what they valued.
In this talk Professor Rebecca Probert will review the take-up of the options introduced by the 1836 Act, with a particular focus on the Midlands, explain the constraints that might determine couples’ choices, and identify the clues that lie within the marriage certificate itself.’
An Online event using Zoom. Registration is now OPEN
You can register by using this link: Marriage Law and Practice in the Midlands, 1837-1900
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Registration closes at 12 noon on the day of the meeting.
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