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Offline Edward Scott

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Age for signing an indenture
« on: Wednesday 02 January 19 15:37 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know if there was a minimum age at which someone could sign a land indenture in the 1760's?

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Re: Age for signing an indenture
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 15:49 GMT (UK) »
My understanding is the age of majority which was 21.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
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Re: Age for signing an indenture
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 16:07 GMT (UK) »
I perhaps should have added England to the query

21 was my 'gut feeling' but I cannot find anything to support it.

I think it was changed to 18 in the early 1970's.

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Re: Age for signing an indenture
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 16:14 GMT (UK) »
Under English law, a minor does not have capacity to enter into legally binding agreements other than contracts for necessaries (goods or services deemed necessary for ordinary living).

The age of majority was altered to 18 by the Family Law Reform act 1969.

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Re: Age for signing an indenture
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 16:17 GMT (UK) »
Under English law, a minor does not have capacity to enter into legally binding agreements other than contracts for necessaries (goods or services deemed necessary for ordinary living).

Now, the C18th or both?

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Re: Age for signing an indenture
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 16:21 GMT (UK) »
Both.

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Re: Age for signing an indenture
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 16:25 GMT (UK) »
Girls could marry at 12 and boys at 14 until the Hardwicke Marriage Act in 1753, so any ideas how these fit with 'age of majority' prior to that?

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Re: Age for signing an indenture
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 16:31 GMT (UK) »
Minors married with father or guardians permission.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Age for signing an indenture
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 17:13 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your help

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Scott - Lincolnshire
Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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