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Offline usaPetticrew

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What was full age in civil registration marriage records?
« on: Monday 12 October 20 14:31 BST (UK) »
I saw an 1853 civil registration marriage record where the groom was of full age but the bride was listed as a minor.

What was the legal "full age" in that time period?  Was "full age" a different age for men and for women?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: What was full age in civil registration marriage records?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 12 October 20 14:41 BST (UK) »
It's 21, although not always reliable.

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Re: What was full age in civil registration marriage records?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 12 October 20 15:47 BST (UK) »

See the examples at the bottom of this page-
https://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/Irish-marriage-records.html

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