The History of Leith

July 20, 2011

Proclamations of marriage

5 March 1761.—The Session this day ordains that the Clerk shall make no publick intimation of Banns matrimonial untill the Minister be in the pulpit, and further ordains that no person living out of the Parish shall be proclaimed even for the first time untill the Session, or the Ministers in case no Session intervene, shall see and be satisfy’d with Certificates from the Parish to which the person belongs.
(Note.—Proclamations of marriage were intimated by the Session Clerk and at a later date were read by the precentor.)

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