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Title: Marriage by Banns
Posted by: Anthony Maxwell
Date: 10 May 2001

That is correct. It also means that there is no licence. This also indicates that they may have been in Birmingham some time. (Wendesbury is now part of greater Birmingham) Marriage by banns is less expensive than by licence, but if the young couple were about to go off around the world, the saving would have been significant. I think if they had been eloping they would not have waited around for Banns to be read, so the marriage was tolerated if not approved of. I take it you have a record of the marriage from the couple themselves in New Zealand and the marriage record was not found on the IGI or something and assumed to be their marriage because the names were the same? The next thing to check is the 1841 census to find James and Mary parents. The Family History Society of Dumfries and Galloway have transcribed their two counties census, so it is relatively easy to find out if David Maxwell was alive and living in Dumfries. I don't know about Ayrshire.


Replies

Title:Date:Posted By:
James Maxwell to New Zealand 184004 May 2001Noelene Almond
     Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184004 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
          Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184005 May 2001N.Almond
               Scion06 May 2001Alex Maxwell Findlater
                    Liverpool06 May 2001N.Almond
                         James Maxwell's age.07 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
                              Re:James Maxwell's age.07 May 2001noelene almond
                                   Re:Re:James Maxwell's age.07 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
                                        Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell's age.08 May 2001alex maxwell findlater
                                             Re::James Maxwell's birth.08 May 2001N.Almond
                                                  Re:Re::James Maxwell's birth.08 May 2001alex
                                                       Re:James Maxwell's marriage10 May 2001N. Almond
                                                            Marriage by Banns10 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
                                                                 Re:Marriage by Banns11 May 2001N.Almond
                                                                      Another James in 185811 July 2001John Maxwell
               Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184011 September 2011Ronald Jacob Maxwell
               Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184026 January 2014N Daley
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184019 May 2018Noel Almond
     Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184020 October 2002 Ron Maxwell
           A 3rd James Maxwell in NZ 1840 18 March 2005Joy Markoni-Lyons

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