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A transcript of the Deceased Brotherís Widowís Marriage Act, 1921.


An Act to amend the Law relating to marriage with a deceased brotherís widow. [
28th July 1921]

BE it enacted by the Kingís most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :-

1.-(1) Section one of the Deceased Wifeís Sister's Marriage Act, 1907, shall be read and construed as after the words "deceased wifeís sister," where they occur in such section, there were inserted "or between a man and his deceased brotherís widow."
(2) Section three of the said Act shall be read and construed as though -
(a) in subsection (1) thereof, after the words "wives sisters," there were inserted the words "or husbandsí brothersí wives ĎĎ ; and
(b) in subsection (2) thereof, at the end, there were inserted the words "or the divorced wife of his brother, or the wife of his brother who has divorced his brother, during the lifetime of such brother."
(3) Section four of the said Act shall be read and construed as if at the end thereof there were inserted the words "or his deceased brotherís widow."
(4) Section five of the said Act shall be read and construed as though at the end thereof there were inserted the words "and the word Ďbrotherí shall include a brother of the half blood."
The said Act as amended by this Act shall, so far as it relates to marriages between a man and his deceased brother's widow, have effect as though it had been passed at the date of the passing of this Act.

2. This Act may be cited as the Deceased Brotherís Widow's Marriage Act, 1921, and this Act and the Deceased Wifeís Sisterís Marriage Act, 1907, may be cited together as the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees of Relationship) Acts, 1907 and 1921.

 

 

 

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