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Whosoever, being married, shall marry any other person during

the life of the former husband or wife, whether the second marriage

shall have taken place in England or Ireland or elsewhere,

shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable

to be kept in penal servitude for any term not exceeding seven

years and not less than Three Years,—or to be imprisoned for any Term

not exceeding Two years, with or without Hard Labour; and any such

Offence may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, determined, and punished

in any county or Place in England or Ireland where the offender

shall be apprehended or be in custody, in the same Manner in all

respects as if the Offence had been actually committed in that County or

Place ; . . . Provided, that nothing in this section contained shall

extend to any second marriage contracted elsewhere than in England

and Ireland by any other than a subject of Her Majesty, or

to any person marrying a second time whose husband or wife shall

have been continually absent from such person for the space of

seven years then last past, and shall not have been known by such

person to be living within that time, or shall extend to any person

who, at the time of such second marriage, shall have been divorced

from the bond of the first marriage, or to any person whose former

marriage shall have been declared void by the sentence of any court

of competent jurisdiction.

(Words in italics were later repealed by the Criminal Justice

Act 1925, s.49, Sch 3, and the Criminal Law Act 1967, s 10(2),

Sch 3, Pt III.)