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Uncertain UnionsMarriage in England 1660–1753$
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Lawrence Stone

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198202530

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.001.0001

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Harcourt v. Harcourt, 1707

Harcourt v. Harcourt, 1707

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Uncertain Unions

Lawrence Stone

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a case study on valid clandestine marriage in England, focusing on the court case Harcourt v. Harcourt which was filed in 1707. The case involved Norfolk country gentleman John Harcourt, Anne Jermy, and Frances Hunt. In March 1708, Harcourt allegedly married Hunt in a clandestine wedding. After about five or six weeks in the alleged marriage, Harcourt left Hunt to return to his old flame Anne Jermy. When Hunt learned about this, she filed a bigamy suit but she lost the case for failing to establish proof of a legal marriage.

Keywords:   clandestine marriage, court cases, Harcourt v. Harcourt, John Harcourt, Anne Jermy, Frances Hunt, bigamy

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