Surrey and York marriage indexes are now available online.
Two new marriage indexes have been made available online on British Origins.
Surrey Marriage Records: 1500–1846
This index, kindly made available by West Surrey Family History Society, covers nearly 270,000 marriages – i.e. 540,000 brides and grooms – for the whole of rural Surrey, portions of Metropolitan Surrey, some Middlesex parishes, and strays from all over the UK, especially London, Middlesex and Sussex.
The Index is complete for Surrey up to 1837 except for some Metropolitan parishes – it contains all the parishes of West and rural East Surrey. There are also a substantial number (43,000) of entries from Middlesex parishes for the period 1813-1837 derived from a slip index created by Cliff Webb for this period.
York Marriage Bonds & Allegations Index: 1613–1839
This Index to The Dean and Chapter of York’s Marriage Bonds and Allegations (Applications for marriage without Banns), covers over 150,000 marriage licences (over 300,000 names).
The Archbishop of York granted marriage licences for the Diocese of York and the remainder of the Northern province when more than one jurisdiction was involved.
Information in the marriage bonds includes the couple’s names and the date on which the bond was taken out. Originally the bonds were completed in Latin and English. After 1753, when the use of English was enforced for all legal documents, a printed form was introduced for marriage allegations, which shows ages, parishes and the church named for the ceremony. Bonds were no longer taken out after 1823 but allegations were kept.
You can order copies of the original documents online at British Origins.