This question is related to the answer from @vervet to Seeking marriage record for James Slight and Elizabeth Boyd from late 1820s probably near Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland?
I am aware of a similar question that relates to Marriage Banns in England and Wales (What are Marriage Banns and how can I use them in my research?) but this one relates to Scotland.
On FreeREG there is record of banns for my 4th great grandparents James Slight and Elizabeth Boyd:
Banns read 15th, 22nd, and 29th March 1829 at Haddington Parish Church:
James Slight, of Haddington, and Elizabeth Boyd, of Haddington.
Witnessed by Thomas Boyd and William Slight.
If banns were read on these three dates, and in the absence of a marriage record, between those dates, and with three children being issue from the union according to the 1841 Census (see below), what is the most likely date for the marriage to have occurred?
- 5 Apr 1829 (a week after the third reading)
- 29 Mar 1829 (immediately after the third reading)
- or something else?
Knowing what is typical for marriages around that time and place will be helpful, but I am also looking for evidence to support whether this appears to be a typical marriage around that time and place. The two witnesses appear to be the bride and groom's fathers. The absence of a marriage record seems odd but I have not yet looked into where the registers (separate?) of marriages and marriage banns (or images) can be accessed to rule out that it may still remain available somewhere to consult.
The 1841 Scotland Census has James (40; Mason J[ourneyman]), Elizabeth (40), Susan (11), William (9) and James (5) Slight living at Court Street, Haddington. Note: FindMyPast gives their surname as High - they seem to be missing from Ancestry)