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INDIVIDUAL INDEX BOOK.
Name of individual
Style of firm of
Date of filing
Abbott James, Calgary. James Abbott & Son.. 10 Sept., 1889.
Abbott George, do
Bernard Arthur, Troy. Bernard & Johnson... 1 March, 1889.
formerly a member of the firm of
carrying on business
do hereby certify that the said
RELATING TO SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS.
An Ordinance respecting Marriages.
THE Lieutenant Governor by and with the advice and con
1. This Ordinance may be cited as “ The Marriage Ordi- Short title nance." R.O. c. 29, s. 1.
SOLEMNISATION OF MARRIAGE.
2. The ministers and clergymen of every church or religious Who may denomination duly ordained or appointed according to the rites performe
marriage and ceremonies of the churches, denominations or religious ceremony bodies to which they respectively belong and commissioners and staff officers of the Salvation Army may by virtue of such ordination or appointment and according to the rites and usages of such churches, denominations or religious bodies respectively and commissioners appointed for that purpose by the Lieutenant Governor in Council may solemnise or perform the ceremony of marriage between any two persons not under a legal disqualification or disability to contract such marriage. No. 35 of 1897, s. 1.
3. No marriage commissioner shall solemnise marriage unless Marriage the parties to the intendeid marriage produce to him the license cerem they provided for by this Ordinance; and no minister or clergynjan performed or other person authorised to perform the ceremony or mar- license or riage shall solemnise marriage unless the parties to the intended banns inarriage produce to him such license or unless the intention of the two persons to intermarry has been proclaimed by publication of banns at least thrice openly on two successive Sundays in some public religious assembly. No. 35 of 1897, s. 2; No 20 of 1898, s. 2.
4. All marriages shall be solemnised in the presence of two witnesses or more credible witnesses besides the minister, clergyman, marriage commissioner or other person performing the cere
ony; and every person solemnising a marriage shall register Registration the same according to the provisions of The Vitul Statistics Orlinance. R.O. c. 29, s. 11.
No action against person solemnising marriage
5. No person duly authorised who solemnises a marriage in conformity with the provisions of section 2 of this Ordinance shall be subject to any action or liability for damages or otherwise by reason of there having been any legal impediment to the marriage unless at the time when he performed the ceremony he was aware of the impediment. R.O. c. 29, s. 14.
ISSUE OF MARRIAGE LICENSES.
Issue of licenses
6. Marriage licenses shall be in form A in the schedule to this Ordinance and shall be supplied from the department of the attorney general and shall be issued to persons requiring the same by such persons as the Lieutenant Governor in Council may name for that purpose. No. 35 of 1897, s. 3.
Signature of licenses
7. Such licenses shall be signed by the attorney general and shall be and remain valid notwithstanding that the attorney general has ceased to hold office before the time of the issue of the license. No. 35 of 1897, s. 4.
Signature by issuer
8. Every issuer of marriage licenses shall sign each license as the same is issued by hiin. R.O. c. 29, s 6.
9. Before a license is granted by any issuer one of the parties to grant of license
to the intended marriage shall personally make an affidavit before lim to the effect of form B in the schedule hereto.
(2) The affidavit may be made before any justice of the peace in any case where it is inconvenient for either of the parties to be married to attend personally before an issuer of marriage licenses :
Provided always that the reason that neither party can so attend shall be set forth in such affidavit as a justification for the issuer granting license without a personal application by one of said parties. R.O. c. 29, s. 7; No. 25 of 1892, s. 5.
10. In case the issuer has knowledge or reason to suspect exidence may that any of the statements in the affidavit of any applicant for
a marriage license are not correct the said issuer shall require further evidence to his satisfaction before issuing the license; and a copy of all such affidavits and evidence shall be placed on file in his office. R.O. c. 29, s. 8.
Consent to marriage of minors
11. The father, if living, of any person under twenty-one years of age (not being a widower or widow) or if the father is dead then the mother of the minor or if both parents are dead then the lawfully appointed guardian or the acknowledged guardian who may have brought up or for three years immediately preceding the intended marriage supported or protected the minor shall have authority to give consent to such marriage. R.O. c. 29, s. 9.
Quarterly returns of
12. Every issuer of marriage licenses shall on the fifteenth licences issued lay of January, April, July and October in each year make a sworn return to the attorney general of all licenses issued by him during the preceding three months with the names of the parties to whom issued and shall accompany such return with the original affidavit taken in each instance. The said return shall further state the number of unissued licenses in the custody of the issuer and shall be made in the form prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
(2) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may in special cases dispense with the provisions of this section and may make regulations for special returns to be made in such cases. No. 21 of 1895, s. 1; No. 6 of 1896, s. 3; No. 35 of 1897, s. 5.
13. Every issuer of marriage licenses shall whenever called Return of upon by the attorney general make a sworn return of all unissued licenses at any time supplied to him and shall return all unissued licenses if so required. No. 21 of 1895, s. 2; No. 35 of 1897, s. 6.
14. There shall be payable to every issuer of marriage Fees for
licenses licenses on the issue of each license by him the sum of $3 of which such issuer shall be entitled to retain $1 as his fee; the remainder he shall pay over to the Territorial treasurer at the time of each return made by such issuer to form part of the revenue of the Territories. R.O. c. 29, s. 12; No. 6 of 1896, s. 4; No. 35 of 1897, s. 7.
15. Any person unlawfully issuing a marriage license sup- Unauthorised plied from the department of the attorney general, any issuer of issue of
licenses or marriage licenses granting a license without first having ob- solemnization tained the affidavit required by this Ordinance, and any person solemnising a marriage contrary to the provisions of this Ordi- Penalty nance shall, on summary conviction thereof before two justices of the peace, for every such contravention forfeit and pay a fine
, not exceeding $100 and costs of prosecution. R.O. c. 29, s. 13; No. 6 of 1896, s. 5; No. 35 of 1897, s. 8; No. 20 of 1898, s. 1.
and C.D. of
being roinded as it is said to enter into the contract of marriage and being desirous of having the same duly solemnized the said A.B. (or C.D.) has made oath that he (or she) believes that there is no affinity, consanguinity or any other lawful cause or legal impediment to bar or hinder the solemnisation of the said marriage.
And these are therefore to certify that the requirements in this respect of the Ordinance respecting marriages have been complied with.
Given under my hand at Regina in the North-West Territories this
day of A.D. 1
Attorney General. Issued at
in the North-West Territories this day of
Bachelor (or Widower)
Spinster (or Widow)
Spinster or Widow, (or A.B. of
Bachelor or Widower) are desirous of entering into the contract of marriage and of having our marriage duly solemnised at
2. According to the best of my knowledge and belief there is no affinity, consanguinity or any other lawful cause or legal impediment to bar or hinder the solemnisation of the said marriage. 3. I am of the
of years and the said C.D. (or A.B.) is of the
years. 4. (In case one of the parties is under the age of twenty-one years add)
E.F. of is the person whose consent to the said marriage is required by law and the said E.F. has forinally consented to the said marriage.
(Or if both parties are under age).
are the persons whose consent to the said marriage is required by law and the said E.F. and G.H. have formally consented to the said marriage.
(Or if in the case of one of the minors there is no person whose consent is required by law add according to the facts)
The father of the said C.D. (ur A.B.) is dead and the mother of the said C.D. (or A.B.) is dead and the said C.D. (or A.B.) having no lawfully appointed or acknowledged guardian there is no person who has authority to give consent to the said marriage.
(In ca se both the parties are minors and there is no person vrhose consent is required by law add a similar statement concerning the other party according to the facts.) (Signed)
A.B. (or C.D.,) Sworn before me at
in the North-West Territories this