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Annotations from Terry F. on Nov. 23
“Sir R. Ford’s daughter is married to a fellow without friends’ consent”

L&M note: “This is probably the match between Rebecca Ford and John Oviat, merchant, of St Olave’s; they were not married in the parish church. Parents’ consent was not required by law until the Marriage Act of 1753. Oviat was a beneficiary under his mother-in-law’s will of 1681, so that any estrangement which may have occurred was temporary.”

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