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Marriage Bonds and Allegations

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I have a found on Ancestry a 'Marriage Bonds and Allegations' for an ancestor. Could I enter this as a marriage or as banns.


Here is the reference details if anyone wants to look it up


Name: Hugh Bailey Event Date: 27 Nov 1797 Parish: Hanover Square, St George County: Middlesex Spouse's Name: Jane Holme Event Type: Bond Reference Number: DL/A/D/24/MS1009IE/110

Ancestry.com. London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.





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A marriage bond is like a bann in the sense that it shows that a marriage was intended. Neither proves the marriage actually happened. If you have other evidence that they did in fact marry, I would enter a marriage with a "circa" date, because you don't know how long after the bond was made they were married, and cite the bond as a source.

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