Oct. 1, 1797

Ordinance, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “Every time a Jewish applicant for a wedding license proves credibly, by way of witnesses, that he is descended from a normal family*; so the application should always be treated favorably, even if this would exceed the normal number of families; since his clan is much older than those of any Jews who arrived later, in addition to the fact that he enjoys the privilege of succession and thus cannot be considered as exceeding the number.” [Researcher’s note: *“Normal family” refers to a Jewish family present at the time the maximum number of Jewish families was written into law and thus became part of the legal norm.]
Jaksch, Peter Karl (Ed.). Gesetzeslexikon im Geistlichen, Religions- und Toleranzfache, wie auch in Güter- Stiftungs- Studien- und Zensurssachen für das Königreich Böhmen von 1601 bis Ende 1800. Zweiter Band von E – H (Encyclopedia of Spiritual, Religious and Tolerance Laws, as well as Matters of Goods, Foundations, Education and Censorship, for the Kingdom of Bohemia, from 1601 until the End of 1800. Volume II from E – H). Government Printing Office: Prague, 1828. Page 59. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/1/2020