A Table of Kindred and Affinity from the Book of Common Prayer

I’ve stuck this in because there seems to be quite a lot of family marrying family. I think canon law is broadly similar in the Catholic Church, but this came to hand first.

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Book of Common Prayer 1551

The Book of Common Prayer 

A TABLE OF KINDRED AND AFFINITY WHEREIN WHOSOEVER ARE RELATED ARE FORBIDDEN BY THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND TO MARRY TOGETHER.

A man may not marry his:

  • Mother
  • Daughter
  • Father’s mother
  • Mother’s mother
  • Son’s daughter
  • Daughter’s daughter
  • Sister
  • Father’s daughter
  • Mother’s daughter
  • Wife’s mother
  • Wife’s daughter
  • Father’s wife
  • Son’s wife
  • Father’s father’s wife
  • Mother’s father’s wife
  • Wife’s father’s mother
  • Wife’s mother’s mother
  • Wife’s son’s daughter
  • Wife’s daughter’s daughter
  • Son’s son’s wife
  • Daughter’s son’s wife
  • Father’s sister
  • Mother’s sister
  • Brother’s daughter
  • Sister’s daughter

A woman may not marry her:

  • Father
  • Son
  • Father’s father
  • Mother’s father
  • Son’s son
  • Daughter’s son
  • Brother
  • Father’s son
  • Mother’s son
  • Husband’s father
  • Husband’s son
  • Mother’s husband
  • Daughter’s husband
  • Father’s mother’s husband
  • Mother’s mother’s husband
  • Husband’s father’s father
  • Husband’s mother’s father
  • Husband’s son’s son
  • Husband’s daughter’s son
  • Son’s daughter’s husband
  • Daughter’s daughter’s husband
  • Father’s brother
  • Mother’s brother
  • Brother’s son
  • Sister’s son

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