Find your ancestors in Denbigh Banns

Discover your Welsh ancestors in the Denbigh Banns, announcing their intent to marry. The records range from 1627-1939. You will find the parish of your relatives’ marriage and when they were wed.

The records include an image of the original Banns books and a transcript of the entries. Throughout the years the registers changed and so did the amount of information included; therefore, the details in the transcript can differ, but many will include a combination of the following information:

  • Name
  • Bride’s Name
  • Groom’s Name
  • Year
  • Banns Date
  • Place
  • Marriage Date
  • Bride’s Parish
  • Groom’s Parish
  • County and Country
  • Page

Like many records, the images can often give you more detail than what is available on the transcripts. In the Banns books some of them will also include who was present and who performed the marriage ceremony.

Discover more about the Denbigh Banns

Denbigh is a market town in North Wales. It is a principal town in the Vale of Clwyd, an area of outstanding beauty. Denbigh is Welsh for ‘little fortress.’ It’s most prominent structure is the Denbigh Castle built in 1282.

In order to understand these records better, it is important to know what Banns are. Banns are the announcement of a couple’s intention to be married. The purpose of the announcements are to give anyone in the congregation an opportunity to voice objections to the marriage. The Banns must be read out in church on three Sundays in the three months leading up to the wedding day. This is useful for those records which do not include the wedding date. By recording the Banns you now have an educated idea of when your relatives were married.