Posted By:Gordon
Email:
Subject:Re: irregular marriage 1787 Hay-Taylor
Post Date:March 29, 2002 at 11:34:24
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/scotland/roxburghshire/messages/221.html
Forum:Roxburghshire, Scotland Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/scotland/roxburghshire/

An irregular marriage is one which is perfectly valid but for which no banns were called, rendering the marriage clandestine - the couple were often severely reprimanded by the kirk session, who tended to fine and forgive.