Am not sure about this, but was told by a Scottish lady that “hand fasting” was popular in Scotland. Apparently that is two people could say they were married (unsure if witnesses were required) and usually until a baby was to be born shortly did not go through the formal process of marrying before a minister. Unsure how the church dealt with this either?? A church sanctioned marriage costed money and many people did not have the funds. If this is a myth, please let me know.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
On Feb 25, 2020, at 1:47, LorneandJudy <lorneanderson@...> wrote:
The use of the word “illegitimate” was discontinued after 1918.