Bishops' Transcripts and Marriage Licenses, Bonds and Allegations, a Guide to Their Location and Indexes, Fourth Edition; by Jeremy Gibson; 56 pp; Paperback; Published: 1997; ISBN: 9780806315690; Item # GPC2176
This is a guide to the location of Bishops' Transcripts and of the records connected with the issuance of marriage licenses in England, Wales, and Ireland, such as Bonds and Allegations. Also included are abstracts, calendars, and indexes to marriage licenses, published or not, and when these are lacking there is an indication of the arrangement of the surviving documents. English marriage records were maintained in a wide variety of ecclesiastical courts. Anyone searching for marriage records prior to 1837, when civil registration was introduced, will find this simplified guide to be of inestimable value. This new edition includes maps of ecclesiastical jurisdictions.