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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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Muilman v. Muilman, 1722–1748

Muilman v. Muilman, 1722–1748

Con Phillips, serial bigamist

(p.236) 24 Muilman v. Muilman, 1722–1748
Uncertain Unions

Lawrence Stone

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a case study on bigamous marriage in England, focusing on the court case Muilman v. Muilman which was decided in 1748. This case involved Teresia Constantia Phillips who became known as a serial bigamist. She had five marriages and also became the mistress of at least seven rich and well-connected men. This chapter discusses her autobiography titled An Apology where she exposed the chicanery of the law, the scandalous details of her many matrimonial lawsuits, and her first clandestine marriage to a bigamist.

Keywords:   bigamous marriage, court case, Muilman v. Muilman, Teresia Constantia Phillips, bigamist, An Apology

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