| III. And for
the more effectually avoiding secret and clandestine Marriages;
Be it Enacted, by the Authority,
Advice and Consent aforesaid, That any Person
or Persons resident in this Province, who shall get their Marriage
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 solemnized, the Man so married shall
liable to the Fine of Five Thousand Pounds of Tobacco; to be recovered
aforesaid, to the Use aforesaid.
IV. And for
ascertaining to the Minister a Fee for Marriages, in other
Cases than the Act for Establishment of Religious Worship provides
it Enacted, That in case any Persons married by Licence, and that
married in the Parish Church or Chapel of Ease, or come to such Minister's
House 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
the Minister's Dwelling-House to be Married, there shall be paid to
as a Fee for such marriage, one Hundred Pounds of Tobacco, or Six
Shillings and Eight-pence Current Money, ready Pay, and no more.
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
of the Banns, as well as for the Solemnization of such Marriage.
That this Act, or any Thing therein contained, shall not
extend, or be construed to extend, to any Persons or Persuasions in
different from that of the Church of England; but that all such
the Manner of their Proceedings in Marriage, may intirely remain unaltered
by this Act, and in the same Circumstance, as if this Act had never
made; any thing therein before to the contrary notwithstanding.
Examined and Compared with the Original Act, REVERDY GHISELIN,
Fee for Marriages.
the Church of
|At a Session of ASSEMBLY begun and held at the
City of Annapolis, in the County of Ann-Arundel,
the 22d Day of April, and ended the 10th
May, in the 3d Year of the Dominion of
Honourable CHARLES, absolute Lord and Proprietary
of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon,
Lord Baron of Baltimore, &c.
Annoq; Domini 1718,
were Enacted the Laws following, viz.