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Source Information

Ancestry.com. Hampshire, England, Allegations for Marriage Licences, 1689-1837 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Moens, William J. C. Hampshire Allegations for Marriage Licences Granted by the Bishop of Winchester, 1689–1837. Vols. 1 and 2. Digitized extracts. London: The Harleian Society, 1893.

About Hampshire, England, Allegations for Marriage Licences, 1689-1837

Couples wishing to marry in England at this time had to swear in an allegation that there were no impediments to the marriage when they applied for a marriage licence. The granting of the licence by the bishop meant that the couple could marry in any parish in the diocese. This database contains details extracted from allegations for marriage licenses in Hampshire from the registry of the Bishop of Winchester for the years 1689–1837.

These extracts are arranged alphabetically by the groom’s surname and provide such information as names of bride and groom, occupations, ages, where from, and date of the licence.