[LMB] Citizenship? - Oaths and Arde

Jason Long sturmvogel66 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 22:18:34 GMT 2021


IIRC, the Anglican Church made a big deal out of recording birth and
marriages in each parish, beginning during the reign of Elizabeth I in the
1560s.

On Thu, Dec 9, 2021 at 4:53 PM Beatrice Otter via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> > On Dec 9, 2021, at 6:12 AM, Gwynne Powell <mailto:
> gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Gwynne: I'm wondering about the accuracy of record-keeping on Barrayar.
> > Weddings don't have any civil record at all, at least at the time, and
> no need
> > for licences - there's no mention of it, but presumably the union has to
> be
> > registered somewhere? At some point?
>
>
> ---- On Thu, 09 Dec 2021 05:49:03 -0800 Howard Brazee <mailto:
> howard at brazee.net> wrote ----
> There’s a long history of marriages not being registered.   When the
> people being married are indentured servants or worse, that record isn’t
> really useful.   It is when property rights are important that the record
> is important.
>
>
> Beatrice Otter:
>
> There's other reasons for needing to record marriages, though property is
> a big one. Do married couples have legal perqs (such as an advantageous tax
> status or not being required to testify against one another)? Then it needs
> to be legally recorded.
>
>
>
> Also, if there's any legal disadvantages to bastardy, you need good
> records of marriages so you can tell for sure who is and is not legitimate.
>
>
>
> Beatrice Otter
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