University of Hertfordshire

Bigamy and Betrayal. The Making of Marriage in Eighteenth-Century Ireland.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarriage and the Irish. A Miscellany.
EditorsSalvador Ryan
Place of PublicationDublin
ISBN (Print)978-1-9164922-2-6
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2019

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NameBirth, Marriage and Death among the Irish


This short chapter considers the themes of bigamy and the making of marriage in eighteenth-century Ireland. Using the case of David Clements, who tried to have his marriage celebrated by a Presbyterian minister, a Roman Catholic Priest and an Anglican Clergyman, it explores the complex legal situation of marriage in eighteenth-century Ireland.

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