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Subject: Re: [UPPER-CANADA] My Reference to Recognized Marriages
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 16:09:16 EDT
I am aware of that.
RE: However there was a time line for approval for all these Marriages
performed in other Protestant Churches or by their clergyman before they were
considered Valid Marriages in Upper Canada. Certain other restrictions also applied
(one which included JP's).
I stated Valid and/or Recognized Marriages by the Upper Canada Marriage Law.
Certain stipulations were involved where marriages could be performed by
others such as a Judge and approved (Depending on if approved Parishes were
located in the area and etc..). One was the Distance. If you look at the Reason
given in your Marriage Certificate it clearly states that there were none within
18 miles. It was in later years that a purely (or entirely) approved civil
marriage without these restrictions was excepted. If you get a complete copy of
the Marriage Law and read it you will note many changes over the years.
But although many couples were married by other means, some were not
recognized as Valid Marriages until a later Date per the Marriage Law of Upper Canada.
When the Marriage Law changed later one important reason was to accept these
earlier prior Marriages as Valid.