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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1717-April, 1720
Volume 33, Page 115   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts. 115

III. And for the more effectually avoiding secret and
clandestine Marriages ; Be it Enacted, by the Authority, Ad-
vice and Consent aforesaid, That any Person or Persons resi-
dent in this Province, who shall get their Marriage solemnized
in any the neighbouring Colonies, during such their Residence
in this Province, unless where the Woman so married shall be
Resident of that Place where such Marriage shall be solem-
nized, the Man so married shall be liable to the Fine of Five
Thousand Pounds of Tobacco ; to be recovered as aforesaid,
to the use aforesaid.
IV. And for ascertaining to the Minister a Fee for Mar-
riages, in other Cases than the Act for Establishment of
Religious Worship provides for ; Be it Enacted, That in case
any Persons married by Licence, and that shall be married in
the Parish Church or Chapel of Ease, or come to such Min-
ister's House to be Married, there shall be paid as a Fee, by
the Persons to be Married, for such Marriage, the Sum of Ten
Shillings and no more ; And in case of Publication of Banns,
the Persons so to be Married shall come to the Minister's
Dwelling-House to be Married, there shall be paid to the
Minister as a Fee for such Marriage, One Hundred Pounds of
Tobacco, or Six Shillings and Eightp ence Current Money,
ready Pay, and no more. And it is hereby Declared, That
whenever any Fee is allowed for Marrying Persons whose
Banns are Publish'd, such Fee shall be taken as a full Fee for
the Publication of the Banns, as well as for the Solemnization
of such Marriage.
V. Provided, That this Act, or any Thing therein con-
tained, shall not extend, or be construed to extend, to any
Persons of Persuasions in Religion different from that of the
Church of England ; but that all such Persons, and the Manner
of their Proceedings in Marriage, may intirely remain un-
altered by this Act, and in the same Circumstance, as if this
Act had never been made; anything therein before to the
contrary notwithstanding.
Reverdy Ghiselin
Thomas Bacon.


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