Table Kindred and Affinity

Many of 19th century Bibles contained the following “Table of Kindred and Affinity.”  A few Bibles that did not include any other supplementary material included this table on its last page.

Wherein whosoever are related are forbidden in Scripture, and by our Laws, to marry together.

A man may not marry his

  • Grandmother,
  • Grandfather’s wife,
  • Wife’s grandmother,
  • Father’s sister,
  • Mother’s sister,
  • Father’s brother’s wife,
  • Mother’s brother’s wife,
  • Wife’s father’s sister,
  • Wife’s mother’s sister,
  •  Mother,
  • Step-mother,
  • Wife’s mother,
  • Daughter,
  • Wife’s daughter,
  • Son’s wife,
  • Sister,
  • Wife’s sister,
  • Brother’s wife,
  • Son’s daughter,
  • Daughter’s daughter
  • Son’s son’s wife,
  • Daughter’s son’s wife,
  • Wife’s son’s daughter,
  • Wife’s daughter’s daughter,
  • Brother’s daughter,
  • Sister’s daughter,
  • Brother’s son’s wife,
  • Sister’s son’s wife,
  • Wife’s brother’s daughter,
  • Wife’s sister’s daughter.

A woman may not marry her

  • Grandfather
  • Grandmother’s husband,
  • Husband’s grandfather
  • Father’s brother,
  • Mother’s brother
  • father’s sister’s husband,
  • Mother’s sister’s husband,
  • Husband’s father’s brother,
  • Husband’s mother’s brother,
  • Father,
  • Step-father,
  • Husband’s father,
  • Son,
  • Husband’s son,
  • Daughter’s husband,
  • Brother,
  • Husband’s brother,
  • Sister’s husband,
  • Son’s son,
  • Daughter’s son,
  • Son’s daughter’s husband,
  • Daughter’s daughter’s husband,
  • Husband’s son’s son,
  • Husband’s daughter’s son,
  • Brother’s son,
  • Sister’s son,
  • Brother’s daughter’s husband,
  • Sister’s daughter’s husband,
  • Husband’s  brother’s son,
  • Husband’s sister’s son.
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