Order. The magistrates of Gravesend not to publish bans of matrimony, or solemnize marriages of parties, one of whom is not a resident of their district for the last year, unless proof be given of the publication of such bans at the residences of both the parties, such marriages being declared illegal.
February 10 1654
New York State Archives. New Netherland. Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809. Volume 5.
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