Find your ancestors in Plymouth Marriage Register

Discover your ancestor in the Plymouth Marriage Register. The register covers Plymouth and the West Devon area. They include both marriage registers and marriage banns from various parishes. The records will reveal your ancestors’ wedding date, where they were marriage and where they resided at the time of their marriage. Use this information to expand your family history.

The records include transcripts of the original registers or banns. Some of the records will also include an image of the original records. The information in each transcript will differ, but they will all include a combination of the following information:

  • Name
  • Event Date
  • Bride’s Name
  • Bride’s Age
  • Bride’s Parish
  • Groom’s Name
  • Groom’s Age
  • Groom’s Parish
  • Bride’s Father’s Name
  • Groom’s Father’s Name
  • Place
  • Parish
  • County and Country
  • Page

The record images can give you additional detail not featured in the transcripts. The images of the marriage registers may include:

  • Profession or Trade of bride and groom
  • Residence at time of marriage
  • Professions or trades of the bride and groom’s fathers
  • Condition (includes bachelor, spinster or widow)

The images of Bann records will include the three dates on which the Banns were announced. It will also tell you if the Bride and Groom were from the same parish. If they were not the other parish would be listed. This is give you another lead on the location of your ancestor’s home.

Discover more about the Plymouth Marriage Register

The Plymouth Marriage Register include parish across West Devon between the years 1539 and 1930. Plymouth is a city within Devon County in the South East region of England; it achieved city status in 1935.

Banns are a tradition of announcing a couple’s intention to marry. The Bann would be announced on three different Sundays in the three months leading to the wedding. These announcements were to give the congregation an opportunity to express any opposition to the marriage. The Bann does not list the wedding date, but will give you a good estimate as to when your ancestor’s wedding took place.