Collection RS74 - Presbyterian Church Marriage Affidavits

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Presbyterian Church Marriage Affidavits


  • 1848-1849 (Creation)

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Reverend Robert Russell arrived in Evandale to commence his parish duties on the 9th April 1838. At that time there was no church building and services were then held in private residences. The Scottish Community of Evandale had raised funds for the building of a Kirk (Church) and along with a grant from the Government this enabled the laying of a foundation stone in 1838 by the Governor, Sir John Franklin and from this the Kirk (Church) became a reality with the dedication of St. Andrews on 5th September 1840. Russel served as minister up until 1873. He was involved in the setting up of the Evandale reading -room and Library. He died in Launceston 31st March 1877

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Affidavits that there is no impediment to marriage, with additional affidavit of consent for those under 21, and of consent of the Lt. Governor for prisoners of Crown. Both made before Robert Russell, appointee of Moderator of the Presbyterian Church. Made at Morven ( now Evandale) Stephen Collins and Louisa Freelth, and Thomas Spinks and Mary Jones.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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