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Archibald Hume [1796 - 1857], marriage to Mary Gibson - 03/16/2013

Whilst trying to establish the date on which my three times great grandfather Hugh Hume left Scotland for London I examined the records of his siblings for any helpful information. In the Register of Proclamations for St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh, Hugh Hume is identified as one of the two ‘cautioners’ along with his brother William Hume for the marriage proclamation of his brother Archibald Hume and Mary Gibson . Scotlands People - The official Scottish genealogy resource Register of Proclamations 20th November 1818 Hume & Gibson Archd Hume Gentleman's Servant George Street No. 117 and Mary Gibson daughter of Archd Gibson Baker at Dalkeith residing Pilrig House Hugh Hume Plumber Paintwork William Hume do. West Register Street 27 OPR Marriage 685/002 0200 0159 St Cuthberts 20-11-1818 St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh In many parishes it is more common to find a record of the proclamation of the forthcoming marriage than the marriage itself. The proclamation of banns was the notice of contract of marriage, read out in the Kirk before the marriage took place. Couples or their ‘cautioners’ (sponsors) were often required to pay a ‘caution’, ‘pledge’ or security to prove the seriousness of their intentions which would be recovered if the marriage took place within forty days with no scandal attached. Forthcoming marriages were supposed to be proclaimed on three successive Sundays, however, in practice, all...

Archibald Hume , marriage to Mary Gibson

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