My 4x Great-grandfather Thomas Avery (1751-1839)of Tedburn St Mary, married Mary De Pennymaker (a widow) on the 5th October 1768 Exeter, St Mary Major.
I've found no other marriage or baptism of anyone with that surname.
Another new find, for me is that there was, what appeared to be a contract attached to the marriage. Found on Family Search.
Thomas Avery was a labourer for Thomas 'Gendring' a Cordwainer and 'Gendring' paid £200 to attorneys before the marriage was solemnised.
I've never come across anything like this before and would appreciate if someone could explain it.
Thomas Avery was 17 at the time of the marriage - would this have anything to do with it?
Also has anyone come across the name of De Pennymaker before?
Any help or explanation gratefully received. Karina
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