Full Age?

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  1. Socky

    Socky New Member

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    Good Afternoon.
    On my Great Grandfather's marriage certificate it has his age as 'full age' I have no idea what this means. Does anyone know?
     
  2. burt

    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    It means 21 years old or older.
     
  3. gillyflower

    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    And it can be so annoying too! :(
     
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    Steve Bumstead Well-Known Member

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    But just a warning - people often lied! I have a few brides and grooms who gave 'full age' but were certainly not.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    As Steve stated people often lied, it was a way of fooling the church into thinking that one or both of the couple didn't need parent permission to marry, when in truth they did. When needs must. ;)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    That along with the "father-deceased".
     
  7. Socky

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    Thank you.
     
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