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Meaning of "minor" on a UK 1852 marriage certificate?

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Re: Meaning of "minor" on a UK 1852 marriage certificate?

Posted: 6 Nov 2008 6:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry, I can't agree. For a marriage in England in 1852, the age of 18 was of no significance. A minor was under 21. This situation obtained from the date of Hardwicke's Marriage Act of 1753 throughout the 19th century. The full text of the Act is here

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