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Thomas Stephens. 'no settlement'.?

p.risboy

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The 1789 marriage of Thomas Stephens to Jane Franklin @ Adstock, Bucks, had a note at the bottom of the marriage.......

'Servt wch had not gained a settlemt'..

I understand this to mean, that they were unable to get work, and any accommodation within Adstock, even though they married there.

I've never come across this before, so can anyone explain this.

Thanks.

Steve.:)
 
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