FULL TITLE: Thame Registration District - Marriage Notice Book 1837-1879.
The Act which introduced civil registration in 1837 specified that any couple who were not marrying in the Church of England by banns or licence were to give notice of their intended marriage at their Local Register Office. The Notice was then read out at three meetings of the Board of Guardians for the local Poor Law Union. This booklet contains a transcription of those entries of intended marriage notified to the Thame Registration District which included the parishes of Adwell, Albury, Aston Rowant, Chalgrove, Crowell, Easington, Emmington, Great Haseley, Great and Little Milton, Lewknor, Shirburn, South Weston, Stoke Talmage, Sydenham, Tetsworth, Thame, Warpsgrove, Waterperry, Waterstock and Wheatfield [all Oxfordshire] and Brill, Chilton, Dorton, Ickford, Kingsey, Long Crendon, Oakley, Shabbington, Towersey and Worminghall [all Buckinghamshire] and the extra parochial district of Attington [Oxfordshire]. Information contained within each notice includes the name, age, condition, occupation, residence and length of residency of each party together with the date the notice was given and the church or building in which the marriage was to be solemnised. Most marriages, but by no means all, were to take place in nonconformist churches or chapels in the surrounding area.