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From: "Roger Lovegrove" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Illegitimate Births - How old was the average age of the girls/women involved
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 06:21:12 +0100
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<<Does anybody have any ideas about the average ages at which girls were
likely to have illegitimate births in, for example, the early - mid
1800s.>>

I daresay there's been some academic research into this, but I'm afraid
I don't know the answer. The problem is that it requires actual
genealogical research (tracing each mother's own baptism, to find her
age) rather than simply looking stuff up.

<<At the time of the birth of the child, if this woman were the mother,
she would be 17/18 years of age.>>

There's absolutely nothing unusual about that.

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Roger LOVEGROVE

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