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From: Brad Rogers <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Full Age for Marriage
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 19:34:48 +0000
On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 22:46:31 -0800
Mary Candia <> wrote:
> Can anyone tell me what would be considered Full Age in 1842 for a
> girl to get married?
As others have said, it's 21. Not until 1969 (IIRC) was it reduced to
Note; Sometimes people lied about age, of course. Those under 21 would
lie, to avoid parental consent issues. Sometimes, the man would
increase his age, or the woman would reduce hers, so that the man
appeared to be the elder of the two.
/ ) "The blindingly obvious is
/ _)rad never immediately apparent"
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