A transcription of the Marriage Record of my 4th Great Grandfather John Creber to Harriet Palmer in Marystow, Devon, England on 9 Jun 1794 can be found in GENUKI. I am intrigued by his Parish being listed as "sojourner i.t.p". The "i.t.p." bit is fine because my understanding is that it stands for "In This Parish".
However, an interesting description that I have found suggested for "sojourner" is here where it says:
I think it was often used to avoid having the banns read in two parishes or in some cases to avoid saying the couple were already living together.
A dictionary definition is:
so·journ (sjûrn, s-jûrn) intr.v. so·journed, so·journ·ing, so·journs To reside temporarily. n. A temporary stay; a brief period of residence.
John Creber was christened in Marystow on 9 Mar 1773 so while he may have been more or less just "passing through" at the time of his marriage my thinking is that Marystow was "his parish". Later, in the 1841 Census his occupation is given as Carpenter so I'm not sure whether that might shed any light on what Sojourner in the context above might mean.
If anyone has looked into "sojourner" previously and can offer their thoughts on what the term might mean in the above context I would be grateful to hear them?