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Offline geoff_43

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Age of a witness?
« on: Sunday 10 February 19 12:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Would any one know if there was a minimum age requirement for a marriage witness in 1827 England?

After years of searching I've found a possible marriage for my people but it would mean the groom's 19 year old brother was a witness.

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Nelson - Westmorland
Worsfold - Sussex
Clover - Essex

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Re: Age of a witness?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 February 19 13:11 GMT (UK) »
See:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=632128.msg4799138#msg4799138



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There are no laws concerning the age of marriage witnesses - they need to be old enough to function properly as a witness that is all.
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Re: Age of a witness?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 February 19 13:41 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Gadget

I'd not found that link.
Ruffle - Essex/Suffolk
Nelson - Westmorland
Worsfold - Sussex
Clover - Essex

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Re: Age of a witness?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 February 19 13:57 GMT (UK) »
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