Crisp’s marriage licence index 1713-1892 has now been made available online.
Ancestry.co.uk has made available online Crisp’s Marriage Licence Index, which contains abstracts of marriage licences and many original licences from major London parishes.
Ancestry says: “Information regarding places of origin and family members may sometimes be found in addition to the marriage date, location, and spouse’s name.
“As a general rule, licenses were reserved for the wealthy or famous, allowing them to circumvent public announcements or banns of their impending marriage (thus avoiding possible objections) and also allowing a quick marriage. Couples were usually married in the bride’s parish and could wed at a very young age until the early 20th century.”