An Act to relieve His Majesty’s Subjects
from all Doubt concerning the Validity of certain Marriages solemnized abroad. [
'Whereas it is expedient to relieve the Minds of all His Majesty’s Subjects from any Doubt concerning the Validity of Marriages solemnized by a Minister of the Church of England in the Chapel or House of any British Embassador or Minister residing within the Country to the Court of which he is accredited, or in the Chapel belonging to any British Factory abroad, or in the House of any British Subject residing at such Factory, as well as from any Possibility of Doubt concerning the Validity of Marriages solemnized within the British Lines by any Chaplain or Officer, or other Person officiating under the Orders of the Commanding Officer of a British Army serving abroad;’ Be it declared and enacted, and it is hereby declared and enacted by the King’s 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, That all such Marriages as aforesaid shall be deemed and held to be as valid in Law as if the same had been solemnized within His Majesty's Dominions with a due Observance of all Forms required by Law.
II. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall confirm or impair or any wise affect, or be construed to confirm or to impair or any wise to affect, the Validity in Law of any Marriages solemnized beyond the Seas, save and except such as have been or shall be solemnized in the Places, Form and Manner herein specified and recited.
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