Marriages – England and Wales

Parish registers are the principal source of information about marriages prior to the introduction of civil registration in 1837.

This data – which is not yet complete – includes nonconformist and Catholic marriages. Please read the notes below the table and see Resources on this site.

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For ‘double dated’ years see Dates before 1751. Also see the notes on Clandestine marriages and Marriages at Gretna Green.

Parishes are in the English counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset or Wiltshire unless they are in a large city or the county is stated. See also the notes on Parishes with the same name.

Comments in square brackets are not present in the register entries.

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