Trefor M Owen produced a lengthy article entitled ' Some Aspects of
the Bidding in Cardiganshire' which was published in Ceredigion Vol 4
1960-1963. I think I obtained my copy from NLW.
There is at least one Cardiganshire Bidding Book which has survived,
that of Ann DAVIS formerly REES mainly concerning her marriage in 1825
but with notes dating back to 1795 - Also at NLW - I believe there are
Researching THOMAS, DAVIES/DAVIS in Llandysul/Llangeler
From: Joe Stephens <stephens(a)speed.net.au>
To: DYFED-L(a)rootsweb.com <DYFED-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: 30 July 2000 00:10
Subject: [DYFED] MARRIAGE BONDS & FIATS
In recent weeks there has been a 'discussion' on the NTT Mailing List
Marriage Bonds and Licences. I have found this discussion to be of
as 'Marriage Practices' in the UK will be the main topic for
the next meeting of the British Interest Group (BIG) - a group within
Launceston Branch of the Tasmanian Genealogy Society. .
Despite the posting of much useful information I still am uncertain
what exactly is a 'Fiat". Is it just legalese for
My Concise Oxford Dict. defines 'fiat' as 1. an authorisation and 2.
decree or order.
Originating from Latin 'let it be done'.
The only place I can recall seeing the term used is on a set of
entitled "Marriage Bonds and Fiats for West Wales
All comments gratefully welcomed. TIA