Manx Genealogy Archive 2

Re: Prohibited Marriages 1720s
In Response To: Re: Prohibited Marriages 1720s ()

a few married their dead wife's sister by going to the channel islands - legally I think the marriage to a dead wife's niece was voidable which could leave the legitimacy of children open to debate - I've seen a couple of wills whereby the 'wife' is not referred to as such but as the child of her father!