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Podcast 5; The Yelverton case

The Yelverton case was a famous 19th-century Irish law case, where the marriage of Teresa Longworth and William Charles Yelverton, later the Vicount Avonmore, was annulled after William discounted his marriage to Catholic Teresa and married again.

The Yelverton’s owned an estate in Tipperary and the case was first heard in the Irish law courts before being appealed. The marriage was annulled on the grounds that under a Statute of King George II, any marriage between a Catholic and a Protestant or a marriage between two Protestants celebrated by a Catholic priest was null and void.

Listen to the whole story here 


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