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Marriage Witnesses
« on: Wednesday 26 May 04 19:46 BST (UK) »
Hello All,
In the 1890s (1892 to be specific) how old did someone have to be in order to be a witness at a Espicopal wedding? By "witness," I mean a person who is listed on the General Register Office Entry of Marriage.
Thanks for any information regarding same.
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Re:Marriage Witnesses
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 27 May 04 10:29 BST (UK) »

As I understand it, as long as the person named as a witness is able to understand what is taking place there was no age limit.

I have heard that people have found witnesses to marriages as young as 12 !

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Re:Marriage Witnesses
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 27 May 04 10:36 BST (UK) »
Hi tsparrow

Have checked with my Oracle and it gives lots of info about witnesses but no minimum age is specified

Personally I have to agree with Suey, I dont think there was a minimum age to be a witness - as long as the person understood what they were doing and was able to record their signature or 'mark'

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