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The Resource Marriage law and practice in the long eighteenth century : a reassessment, Rebecca Probert

Marriage law and practice in the long eighteenth century : a reassessment, Rebecca Probert

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Marriage law and practice in the long eighteenth century : a reassessment
Title
Marriage law and practice in the long eighteenth century
Title remainder
a reassessment
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Probert
Title variation
Marriage Law & Practice in the Long Eighteenth Century
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book uses a wide range of primary sources - legal, literary and demographic - to provide a radical reassessment of eighteenth-century marriage. It disproves the widespread assumption that couples married simply by exchanging consent, demonstrating that such exchanges were regarded merely as contracts to marry and that marriage in church was almost universal outside London. It shows how the Clandestine Marriages Act of 1753 was primarily intended to prevent clergymen operating out of London's Fleet prison from conducting marriages, and that it was successful in so doing. It also refutes the idea that the 1753 Act was harsh or strictly interpreted, illustrating the courts' pragmatic approach. Finally, it establishes that only a few non-Anglicans married according to their own rites before the Act; while afterwards most - save the exempted Quakers and Jews - similarly married in church. In short, eighteenth-century couples complied with whatever the law required for a valid marriage
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Probert, Rebecca
Index
index present
LC call number
KD753
LC item number
.P76 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in English legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage law
  • Husband and wife
Label
Marriage law and practice in the long eighteenth century : a reassessment, Rebecca Probert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 68
  • 4
  • The little-considered marriage practices of non-Anglicans
  • 131
  • 5
  • The unacknowledged regularity of clandestine marriages
  • 166
  • 6
  • The eventual passage and actual terms of the 1753 Act
  • 206
  • 1
  • 7
  • The unappreciated success of the 1753 Act
  • 244
  • 8
  • The unexplored judicial interpretation of the 1753 Act
  • 284
  • 9
  • The overlooked response of non-Anglicans
  • 314
  • 10
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • 340
  • 1
  • 2
  • The misunderstood contract per verba de praesenti
  • 21
  • 3
  • The myths of 'informal' and 'common-law' marriage
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 358 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511596599
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Marriage law and practice in the long eighteenth century : a reassessment, Rebecca Probert
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 68
  • 4
  • The little-considered marriage practices of non-Anglicans
  • 131
  • 5
  • The unacknowledged regularity of clandestine marriages
  • 166
  • 6
  • The eventual passage and actual terms of the 1753 Act
  • 206
  • 1
  • 7
  • The unappreciated success of the 1753 Act
  • 244
  • 8
  • The unexplored judicial interpretation of the 1753 Act
  • 284
  • 9
  • The overlooked response of non-Anglicans
  • 314
  • 10
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • 340
  • 1
  • 2
  • The misunderstood contract per verba de praesenti
  • 21
  • 3
  • The myths of 'informal' and 'common-law' marriage
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 358 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511596599
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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