Marriage Certificate of Evan Pugh and Elizabeth Ann "Cissy" Evans in 1919

Marriage on 8th August 1919 at the Parish Church of Glanadda with Penrhosgarnedd between

Evan Pugh: age 24: bachelor, miner: of 13 New Chapel Street, Treorchy (in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales): son of Rees Pugh, quarryman

Cissy Ann Evans: age 24: spinster: 221 Carnarvon Road, Glanadda, Bangor: daughter of Henry Evans, tubes (??) mechanic.

Interestingly the marriage is by "licence" and not by the more common "banns" for a church wedding

I think they probably took the licence routte to avoid scandel. They were very much Church folk. Emrys said that there was a plaque to Evan's mother in the church at Abergynolwyn. However Chris Sutton, having scoured the place more than once, concludes that it is no loner there. If his mother was big in the church and Sunday school not sure a scandal with his marriage would have gone down well. This may be when he cut himself off from his brothers.

Wikipedia gives a description of the differnce between banns and licence, which in essence is:

In England and Wales, the Church introduced the practice of "calling the banns" in 1215. This involved the public announcement of a forthcoming marriage, in the couple's parish church, for three Sundays, prior to the event, and gave an opportunity for any objections to the marriage to be voiced (for example, if one of the parties was already married). In the 14th century marriage licences were introduced, allowing this usual notice period to be waived, on payment of a fee and accompanied by a sworn declaration that there was no legal impediment to the marriage. Licences were usually granted by an archbishop, bishop or archdeacon. There could be a number of reasons for a couple to obtain a licence: they might wish to marry quickly (and avoid the three weeks' delay incurred by the calling of banns); they might wish to marry in a parish away from their home parish; or, because a licence required payment, they might choose to obtain one as a status symbol.

There were two kinds of marriage licence that could be issued: the usual was known as a common licence and named one or two parishes where the wedding could take place, within the jurisdiction of the person who issued the licence. The other was the special licence, which could only be granted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, or his officials, and allowed the marriage to take place in any church.

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