Consanguinity alliance by blood, as affinity (q.v.) is alliance by marriage. Certain degrees of consanguinity are among the impediments to marriage, both by the law of nature and by the revealed word of God. These degrees, as defined by the Church of England, are expressed in a table drawn up by archbishop Parker in 1563, and set forth by authority. This table is as follows:
A Table of Kindred and Affinity, wherein whosoever are related are forbidden in Scripture and our Laws to marry together.
A man may not marry his — A woman may not marry with her
1 Grandmother; 1 Grandfather, 2 Grandfather's Wife, 2 Grandmother's Husband, 3 Wife's Grandmother. 3 Husband's Grandfather. 4 Father's Sister, 4 Father's Brother, 5 Mother's Sister, 5 Mother's Brother, 6 Father's Brother's Wife. 6 Father's Sister's Husband. 7 Mother's Brother's Wife, 7 Mother's Sister's Husband, 8 Wife's Father's Sister, 8 Husband's Father's Brother 9 Wife's Mother's Sister. 9 Husband's Mother's Brother. 10 Mother, 10 Father, 11 Step-mother, 11 Step-father, 12 Wife's Mother. 12 Husband's Father. 13 Daughter, 13 Son, 14 Wife's Daughter, 14 Husband's Son, 15 Son's Wife. 15 Daughter's Husband. 16 Sister, 16 Brother, 17 Wife's Sister, 17 Husband's Brother, 18 Brother's Wife. 18 Sister's Husband. 19 Son's Daughter, 19 Son's Son, 20 Daughter's Daughter, 20 Daughter's Son, 21 Son's Son's Wife. 21 Son's Daughter's Husband. 22 Daughter's Son's Wife, 22 Daughter's Daughter's Husband, 23 Wife's Son's Daughter, 23 Husband's Son's Son, 24 Wife's Daughter's Daughter 24 Husband's Daughter's Son. 25 Brother's Daughter 25 Brother's Son, 26 Sister's Daughter, 26 Sister's Son, 27 Brother's Son's Wife. 27 Brother's Daughter's Husband. 28 Sister's Son's Wife, 28 Sister's Daughter's Husband,
29 Wife's Brother's Daughter, 29 Husband's Brother's Son, 30 Wife's Sister's Daughter. 30 Husband's Sister's Son.