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Offline lianne32

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What age is considered a 'minor' in Ireland please?
« on: Wednesday 20 March 19 22:35 GMT (UK) »
I've come across a few old marriage certificates of relatives which describe the male as full age but the female is described as a minor. I was wondering what age would you be classed as a minor in Ireland in the 1800's?? Was it the same age for males? What age could you go and get married back then please? Thank-you in advance  :)

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Re: What age is considered a 'minor' in Ireland please?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 March 19 22:38 GMT (UK) »
21 for ever one.
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Re: What age is considered a 'minor' in Ireland please?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 20 March 19 23:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lianne32 I have a marriage from the  1800's and if the dates are correct than the bride was only 13.

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Re: What age is considered a 'minor' in Ireland please?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 March 19 23:09 GMT (UK) »
Girls could marry at 12 and boys at 14.

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Re: What age is considered a 'minor' in Ireland please?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 March 19 23:41 GMT (UK) »
Girls could marry at 12 and boys at 14.



....as Minors!

They weren't of Full Age and were defined as a Minor
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Re: What age is considered a 'minor' in Ireland please?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 March 19 12:52 GMT (UK) »
Oh my goodness that's surprising, for some reason I thought Irish laws would have been more strict than that. Thanks for the information its very helpful to get a clearer picture 😀

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Re: What age is considered a 'minor' in Ireland please?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 21 March 19 13:10 GMT (UK) »
This is worth a read
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=479909.0
1800s is of course a long period of time, so behaviour in say 1820 could be unthinkable by 1880
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Re: What age is considered a 'minor' in Ireland please?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 March 19 10:23 GMT (UK) »
Yes that's very helpful thanks 😀