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Full Age on marriage certificate
« on: Saturday 20 May 17 21:50 BST (UK) »
Can someone please tell me what 'full age' is when shown on a marriage certificate from 1931 in Owenduff, Mayo?
Ireland: Mayo - O'Malley, Malley, Currigan, Lynchacan. Antrim - McAuley. Louth - Byrne. Down - Smith.

England: Lancashire - O'Malley, McCauley, Foster.

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Re: Full Age on marriage certificate
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 May 17 21:56 BST (UK) »
over 21

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Re: Full Age on marriage certificate
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 20 May 17 21:57 BST (UK) »
The practice of recording the age of newlyweds only began in 1957.

Up until then, it was only legally required to state whether a man or woman was a minor, that is, under the age of 21.

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Re: Full Age on marriage certificate
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 20 May 17 22:06 BST (UK) »
Thank you hallmark. Do you think it's likely that they could be 21, or any age above 21?
Ireland: Mayo - O'Malley, Malley, Currigan, Lynchacan. Antrim - McAuley. Louth - Byrne. Down - Smith.

England: Lancashire - O'Malley, McCauley, Foster.

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Re: Full Age on marriage certificate
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 20 May 17 22:18 BST (UK) »
21   21+

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Re: Full Age on marriage certificate
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 20 May 17 22:30 BST (UK) »
If it just says 'of full age', they could be 21, or any age above that.
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Re: Full Age on marriage certificate
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 20 May 17 22:31 BST (UK) »
or even 65!
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Re: Full Age on marriage certificate
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 20 May 17 22:38 BST (UK) »
Thank you everyone.
Ireland: Mayo - O'Malley, Malley, Currigan, Lynchacan. Antrim - McAuley. Louth - Byrne. Down - Smith.

England: Lancashire - O'Malley, McCauley, Foster.