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From: "FMB" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] MARRIAGE AGE CLARIFICATION
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 16:33:52 -0000
It means that he/she is supposed to be over 21, but not necessarily so.
One of my gt. grandfathers was, 'of full age' according to his marriage
certificate in 1877. However, according to his birth certificate he
married 3 days before his 18th birthday.
> No, if the marriage cert. states of full age this means they were at
> least 21 years old the age of majority.
> If they were under this age they would be listed as minors.
> The full phrase should be "of full legal age" but this is seldom seen.
> Wakefield England
> > Would someone be kind enough to clarify the following point for me
please? Whilst I understand couples could be married at the age of
12/14, would I be correct in assuming that if a marriage cert states Full
Age it still means 21? (and that minor would indeed mean they may have
been 12, 14 or whatever?) Many thanks .
> > Cyndi in wet Leighton Buzzard, Beds UK
> > So much to learn, so little time
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