Photocopies of lists of marriage licences issued by the Faculty Office, 1707-1955, and the Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1694-1921, with an index of marriage licences issued by officials of Canterbury peculiars, 1684-1859.
Photocopies of Lists of Lambeth Palace Marriage Licences
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Lambeth Palace Library holds the records of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Archbishop of Canterbury is one of the authorities for issuing marriage licences for England and Wales.
Conditions Governing Access
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
The photocopies were given to Bodleian Library by the Lambeth Palace Librarian in 1964.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
A full description is available in the Library.
Conditions Governing Use
Copies may be made only with the permission of Lambeth Palace Library.
Calendar of Marriage Licences issued by the Faculty Office, 1632-1714, ed. G.E. Cokayne and E.A. Fry, British Record Soc., vol. XXXIII, 1905.
A calendar of the Vicar-General's marriage allegations, 1660-1694, by G.J. Armytage is printed in Harleian Society, vols. 30-31, 33-34, 1890-2. There is a typewritten index of the allegations for 1695-99 prepared for the Society of Genealogists by W.P. Haskett-Smith of which a photocopy is Bodleian R.2.256/31*.
The originals are located in Lambeth Palace Library.