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Looking for a non conformist wedding record , probably Wesleyan Methodist. Joseph Cook & Bella Beeton , registered Sheffield 22 459 , DEC 1840 . Father's address in 1841 was North Street , Sheffield West, thanks in advance.
7 October 1840, Sheffield Parish Church.
Joseph Cook, 34, batch, miner of North St, father - James Cook, miner.
Bella Beeton, 19, spin, of North St. father - John Beeton, tailor.
Many , many thanks Moira , all the details are correct , so must be. I was expecting a non con wedding. Which church was regarded as Sheffield parish church?
Brgds Hugh Smith
The Sheffield parish church was the church of SS peter and Paul which was given cathedral status in 1914.
As for non-conformist marriages there were few until 1898.
From 1837, marriages could take place in a local register office, instead of a church.
A new type of marriage register was introduced for all marriage ceremonies.
The Church of England, Jews and Quakers could conduct and register their own marriage ceremonies.
Other denominations (Methodists, Baptists, Unitarians etc) had to apply for their chapels to be licensed to conduct marriages and could only conduct a ceremony there if a Registrar was also present, in addition to the minister, to record the events in a Register Office marriage register.
This did not change till 1898.