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Marriage registers to be kept in duplicate. 65. The rector, vicar, or curate of every such church and chapel, and every such Presbyterian minister of a certified Presbyterian meeting house, and every such registering officer and secretary, shall, in the months of April, July, October, and January respectively, make and deliver to the registrar of the district in which such church or chapel or certified Presbyterian meeting house or registered place of worship may be situated, or which may be assigned by the registrar general to such registering officer or secretary, on one of the forms to be furnished to him as aforesaid by the registrar general, a true copy certified by him under his hand of all the entries of marriages in the register book kept by him since the last certificate, ... and if there shall have been no marriage entered therein since the last certificate shall certify the fact under his hand, and shall keep the said marriage register books safely until the same shall be filled; and one copy of every such register book, when filled, shall be delivered to the registrar of the district in which such church or chapel or certified Presbyterian meeting house may be situated, or which shall have been assigned as aforesaid to such registering officer or secretary, and the other copy of every such register book kept by any such rector, vicar, or curate shall remain in the keeping of such rector, vicar, or curate, and shall be kept by him with the registers of baptisms and burials of the parish or chapelry within which the marriages registered therein shall have been solemnized, and the other copy of every such register book kept by any such Presbyterian minister shall remain under the care of such Presbyterian minister, and be kept with the other registers and records of his meeting house, and the other copy of every such register book of marriages among the people called Quakers and among persons professing the Jewish religion respectively shall remain under the care of the said people or persons respectively, to be kept with their other registers and records, and shall, for the purposes of this Act, be still deemed to be in the keeping of the registering officer or secretary for the time being respectively.
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