Source Information

St John's Anglican Church Parramatta
Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Parish Marriage Registers. Textual records. St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

About New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966

While the first Anglican church in Parramatta was dedicated on the site of St. John’s in 1796, religious services were held in the area prior to the dedication of the building, which was constructed from materials from two slab huts. This collection includes marriage records from the parish dating back to 1790.

Marriage records varied in format and in the information included, but you may find details such as the bride and groom’s names, ages (and/or possibly dates of birth), birthplaces, residences, occupations, date and location of the marriage, names of witnesses, condition (bachelor, spinster, widow, or widower), parents’ names, parents’ occupations, and the name of the officiant. The early records may contain less detail.

You may also find records of banns read, and while these will include less detail, you’ll find the date the banns were first published, names of the parties, and their residences.