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BURN, John Southerden (1798--1870)
The Fleet registers. Comprising the history of Fleet marriages, and some account of the parsons and marriage-house keepers, with extracts from the registers: to which are added notices of the May Fair, Mint, and Savoy chapels, and an appendix relating to parochial registration. By John Southerden Burn, ...
London: published by Rivingtons; Henry Butterworth; and Edward Suter, 1833.
vi, [2], 121, [5] p. : tables ; 22.5 cm. (8º)

Printed by Samuel Bentley, London. With a final leaf advertising two other books by Burn. 'Fleet marriages' were clandestine marriages performed without licence, usually by clergymen imprisoned for debt, in the chapel of the Fleet Prison and later in nearby taverns and houses in the immediate vicinity where prisoners were allowed to live.

Copy Notes Partly unopened.

Binding C20th dark blue morocco-grained book-cloth, retaining original printed paper label reading 'The Fleet Registers, etc.'.

Reference Number 204


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