What does "no obstacle between them" mean? #general
I have a couple of mid-19th century marriage records >from Poland for my
ancestors which I've had translated, and the last sentences say something
like, "The spouses declared that the marriage was successful and there was
no obstacle between them," or, "No obstruction to the marriage occurred."
Does anyone know what this means? Does it simply mean something like the
spouses were single (ie. not already married to someone else) and/or
marrying of their own free will, or does it mean something like, ahem, the
marriage was successfully consummated? And if the latter why would the
authorities need to know? All educated comments welcome.
Miriam BULWAR DAVID-HAY,
Researching: BULWAR (Lodz, Krakow); FRENKIEL (Belz); KALUSZYNER, KASZKIET,
KUZKA, KUSMIERSKI, RZETELNY, WROBEL (Kaluszyn, Lodz); LICHTENSZTAJN, KRYSKA
(Brzeziny, Lodz); WAKS (Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, Lodz).