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1

Which two groups were exempt Lord Hardwicke's Marriage Act?

Quakers and Jews

2

In which year did Hardwicke's Marriage Act come into force

1754

3

In which year was the use of Latin as the official court and ecclesiastical language officially abolished?

1733

4

On which day did the church year begin prior to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar?

25 March, Lady Day

5

In which year did England adopt the Gregorian calendar?

1752

6

Which act ordered the introduction separate uniform books for baptisms, marriages and burials?

The George Rose Act of 1812

7

When was the Burial in Woollen Act first introduced?

1666

8

What did it mean when a register recorded that a child had been 'half-baptised'?

The child was privately baptised, most likely by a midwife due to being sickly at birth.

9

What is significant about the year 1558?

Most parish registers date from this date, the first year of Elizabeth I's reign - copied from the original paper registers as per the Convocation of Canterbury.

10

In which year were parish registers introduced?

1538

11

In which year was the Convocation of Canterbury constitution ordering that vellum or parchment books were to be used as registers, and that the old paper registers were to be transcribed within?

1597

12

In which year was the constitution of the Convocation of Canterbury ordering the use of parchment or vellum books for registers embodied in Canon 70?

1603 (or 1604?)

13

What is the Commonwealth Gap?

1642-1660. A period of social and religious upheaval during the Civil War and Commonwealth, in which the keeping of parish registers was seriously affected.

14

Who was the Parish Register?

From 1653, held responsibility for entering records of banns, marriages, births and burials.

15

In which year was the Restoration of Charles II?

1660

16

In which year was the office for 'The Ministration of Baptism to such as are of Riper Years' drawn up?

1661

17

In which year was the 2nd Burial in Woollen Act introduced, requiring a signed affidavit to show compliance?

1678

18

In which year was the Registration of Births Act, requiring all births to be registered with the clergy?

1681

19

When was a five year tax imposed on entries of marriages, births and burials?

1694

20

In which year was Lord Hardwicke's Marriage Act for the Better Prevention of Clandestine Marriage?

1753

21

Until which year was the age of majority measured strictly in actual years and days rather than by the new calendar?

1773

22

In which year did The Stamp Act impose a tax on all entries in parish registers?

1783

23

Which registers can be found in TNA series RG 7?

The Fleet registers.

24

From which year were bishops transcripts produced?

1598