Laurie Alice Eakes, at Regency Reflections, posts today about an alternative to tried and true Lover’s Run Scotland.
From An Alternative Elopement:
Guernsey is closer to France than England. Although it belongs to England, many of the laws differ from those of England. The marriage laws are one of those even today.
So many couples eloped to Guernsey that tracking the history of residents of the island has proven difficult, for distinguishing those who simply arrived in St. Peter Port to get married in haste, from those who lived on the island and married in the same parish, isn’t easy two hundred years later. Genealogists have focused on whether or not couples later baptized their children in that same parish in order to trace ancestry to Guernsey.
Lots of interesting plot ideas involved with this bit of information.
Take care–Susan Kaye