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Title: Transcription help
Post by: ibbotson on Sunday 15 August 21 16:13 BST (UK)
Having trouble understanding who's who on the attached marriage certificate.  May I ask for a transcription.
Title: Re: Transcription help
Post by: Zefiro on Monday 16 August 21 07:35 BST (UK)
When: 1898, sunday the 3rd of April at 11pm
What: marriage
Who: Louis-Joseph Philippart, minor, single, son of Joseph Philippart and Elise Vanderbecq , all three living in Thines and day laborers;
& Marie-Ghislaine Charlier, adult, single, daughter of Jules Charlier and CÚlestine Daue, all three living in Thines and farmers.
Title: Re: Transcription help
Post by: ibbotson on Monday 16 August 21 18:43 BST (UK)
I note that Louis Joseph Philippart was shown as a minor & Marie Ghislaine Charlier as an adult. What sort of age would Belgium class a minor/adult on a marriage certificate.
Title: Re: Transcription help
Post by: Karen McDonald on Tuesday 17 August 21 07:53 BST (UK)
@ibbotson:

With all due respect, you might stand a better chance of receiving answers if you say a little "thank you" to those who go to the trouble of working things out for you.

Especially as Zefiro is new to RC.

Best regards,
Karen
Title: Re: Transcription help
Post by: ibbotson on Tuesday 17 August 21 08:09 BST (UK)
Karen

Little put out by that. If you check back through some off my previous posts, I do leave thank you message and I do appreciate all the help I get.
Title: Re: Transcription help
Post by: Karen McDonald on Tuesday 17 August 21 08:26 BST (UK)
Karen

Little put out by that. If you check back through some off my previous posts, I do leave thank you message and I do appreciate all the help I get.

But not in this case, with respect.

Zefiro went to the trouble of answering your question and your response was simply another question. No please or thank you in sight...
Title: Re: Transcription help
Post by: Zefiro on Tuesday 17 August 21 08:53 BST (UK)
@Karen: I'm sure ibbotson appreciates what's been done for her/him. A thank you would have been nice, but maybe I will get a double one with following answer. ;)
Regarding your question (What sort of age would Belgium class a minor/adult on a marriage certificate?), I'm not an expert in that matter. I did find useful information to help you find answers. It seems that, although there was a general rule, exceptions occurred. For the period concerned (last decade 19th century), people were minor when under 23 year. This changed from 1901 on, when it was lowered to 21. To get married, men had to be at least 18, women 15. But, they still needed permission from parents until they reached the age of 30 years.
In your case, this would mean that the groom, being minor, was younger than 23, and the bride, being adult, was older. Their birth certificates will tell if I'm wright, but at least now you have the general outlines.
https://geneaknowhow.net/faq/recht/t-5.htm
Title: Re: Transcription help
Post by: ibbotson on Tuesday 17 August 21 11:04 BST (UK)
Hi Zefiro

Yes I do. Thanks for the additional info.
Title: Re: Transcription help
Post by: ibbotson on Wednesday 18 August 21 09:48 BST (UK)
Zefiro

I can update you on this. Have located there son Gaston's birth certificate which shows parents age. Louis was 22 & Maria 25 at marriage. Kind regards