Held AtGloucestershire Archives
Alt Ref NoGDR/Q3
DescriptionWith the exception of GDR/Q3/7, these are the volumes of marriage licence allegations (or affidavits) sworn at the Diocesan Registry in Gloucester before the Chancellor and his surrogates. Some of the earlier volumes, as indicated, include notes of numbers of blank licences, bonds and allegations sent to surrogates in other much later than the original allegation (Original loose allegations from 1747 to 1837 have survived (GDR/Q2)). `Memoranda' in this case includes occasional notes of caveats, but is more often to do with the sending out of licences to surrogates and with the Chancellor's and Registrar's fees. The early volumes are in manuscript, and the first printed entries are in GDR/Q3/39 (1724); subsequent volumes contain either the printed form of allegation, with two or three entries on each page, or bound single allegations, or a combination of both.
CopiesFor a transcription of these allegations from 1637 to 1700 see printed volumes by B.C. Frith "Gloucestershire Marriage Allegations" (BGAS)
TermDiocesan archives
Church administration
Related MaterialFor 1641-1650 see Court Journals (2 vols) July 1640- April 1645 (GDR 207A), March 1646-August 1650 (GDR 207B), Stored with indexes to wills and administrations. These volumes not indexed in B. Frith's volume
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