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Old 07-08-2007, 02:20 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Richard Waller View Post
I thought that the churches required bans on three Sundays in England. And that Scotland had different conventions. What the civil marriages rules might be I do not know. Perhaps they have a public notice system there. It is 45 years since I worried about these things <g>
I found a fairly recent (2001) article on church banns on the BBC site. Noting your spelling of 'banns' as 'bans', maybe that is an indication of the origin of the verb 'to ban'... ?

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