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Muilman v. Muilman, 1722–1748: Con Phillips, serial bigamist

Lawrence Stone

in Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a case study on bigamous marriage in England, focusing on the court case Muilman v. Muilman which was decided in 1748. This case involved Teresia Constantia Phillips who became ... More


Bigamy and cohabitation

Ginger S. Frost

in Living In Sin: Cohabiting As Husband and Wife in Nineteenth-century England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077364
eISBN:
9781781700723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077364.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is based on 304 bigamy cases from between 1760 and 1914, most of which were from between 1830 and 1900, from newspapers and law reports. In particular, it deals with overall patterns of ... More


Counterfeit beggars, bogus cunning folk and bigamists

Tobias B. Hug

in Impostures in Early Modern England: Representations and Perceptions of Fraudulent Identities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079849
eISBN:
9781781702413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079849.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines counterfeit beggars, bigamists and bogus cunning folk in early modern England. It argues that descriptions of false beggars and vagabonds from the late Middle Ages indicate a ... More


The Legal Protection of Ordinary Deception in Courtship, Sex, and Marriage

Jill Elaine Hasday

in Intimate Lies and the Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190905941
eISBN:
9780190930233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905941.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores the law’s commitment to preserving the existing norms and practices that shape courtship, sex, and marriage. Judges are much less likely to provide remedies for examples of ... More


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