Gore’s Liverpool General Advertiser 21 December 1837 p3


Illegality of Marrying a wife’s sister

At the sitting of the judicial committee of the Privy Council, on Wednesday, Mr. Baron Parke gave judgment on the part of their Lordships in an appeal.  Sherwood v Ray, respecting a marriage within the prohibited degrees, the appellant having married Miss Emma Sara Ray, the sister of his deceased wife. The case had been before Dr Lushington, and also Sir Herbert Jenner in the Arches’ Court; subsequently the present appeal was made to his late Majesty in council.  The judgment of their Lordships was that the decrees of the Arches’ Court must be affirmed.