1804 Justice of the Peace (Magistrate) Guide, Papist Warrants including Committal of a Popish Priest for Marrying Contrary to Law.

Even in 1804 these measures were a throwback to the Penal Laws of the early 18th century and had fallen into abeyance.  The marriage stipulation features in a major case c 1770s involving one of the Bantry Whites (later Lord Bantry family).  He had married a Miss Dillon, a Catholic.  He later had the marriage annulled as it was illegal having been  performed by a ‘Popish Priest’

The Guide generally contains many measures of an economic nature the regulation of linen/flax, butter, coopering, roads, bridges.


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The regulation of Marriage was done by the Church of Ireland then the State Church of Ireland through the Diocesan Court and Registry, for Cork:




Cork Marriage Licence Bonds:


Click to access index_to_marriage_license_bonds_diocese_cork_and_ross.pdf