John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

Standard Name: Lyndhurst, John Singleton Copley,,, Baron
Used Form: Lord Lyndhurst


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1 September 1835
As of this date, Lord Lyndhurst 's Act made marriages between in-laws, such as a man and his deceased wife's sister, illegal in England.
A bill to legalize marriage between a man and his deceased wife's sister was introduced in the House of Commons . It did not pass.
A royal commission was appointed to inquire into the issue of illegal marriages between a man and his deceased wife's sister, prohibited in Lord Lyndhurst 's Act of 1835.
May 1856
Lord Chancellor Cranworth presented a second divorce bill, to which there were several successful amendments affecting married women's property.
28 August 1907
The Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act rescinded the ban on a man's marrying the sister of his previous wife, after her death.