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lbathgate wrote:....snipped........Andrew's mother's family were a staunch Free Church family from Fearn, Ross and Cromarty & Andrew's great uncle was the Principal of the Free Church College Edinburgh, James Duff McCulloch. My only thought is that family pressure to marry "in the eyes of the church" was brought to bear. But in that case I'm not sure why it was registered twice which seems very unusual - couldn't they just have had the civil marriage "blessed" at a later date?
Any suggestions welcome.
lbathgate wrote:Hello Davie
Many thanks for your reply. Pretty much as I suspected but good to have a second opinion on it.
I'm just surprised they "got away with" declaring themselves to be a batchelor and a spinster when legally they weren't.
...although I suppose they could hardly have declared themsleves as married either!!
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