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It may help to keep an open mind on this question, since the records in Scotland are not going to be as tidy and regular at this period as they might have been in a later period, especially when compared to post-civil-registration church records from south of the Border. The section Proclamation and Banns from the article OPR Banns & Marriages at ...


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Banns are usually read 3 times and the marriage usually takes place shortly after the 3rd reading (traditionally the following Saturday). Banns are read in both the bride and grooms parish (if they are not the same) and also in the parish in which they are to be married if different. So the wedding may have been Saturday 4th April or on any day up to 3 ...


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In the absence of an answer that locates a baptism record for William Slight, I am going to provide a proof argument tying him to his birth family, which also ties down when and where his birth occurred. The evidence used is indirect, but convincing. No single document ties William to his birth family. The sum of many pieces of evidence establishes this ...


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I am also looking at this Slight family and have failed to find the baptisms of Susan, William & James. I have viewed the image of Susan Slight's marriage to Robert Ewart. It states that the banns were read at St Cuthberts but they were married by the Rev George Ramsay Davidson minister of Lady Glenorchy's Free Church. It is possible that the 3 ...


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On FreeREG there is record of banns for the parents: 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. I can't seem to locate the marriage on ScotlandsPeople, which is a bit strange. If they married after these banns ...


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