Full Age?

Discussion in 'Terminology & Abbreviations' started by Socky, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Socky

    Socky New Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Oundle
    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!

    Offline
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    449
    Location:
    Wales
    It means 21 years old or older.
     
  3. gillyflower

    gillyflower Always caring about others

    Offline
    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    2,152
    Location:
    Lincoln, Lincolnshire England
    And it can be so annoying too! :(
     
    Sis and burt like this.
  4. Steve Bumstead

    Steve Bumstead Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    918
    Location:
    North Devon, England
    But just a warning - people often lied! I have a few brides and grooms who gave 'full age' but were certainly not.
     
    Bay Horse, Daft Bat and burt like this.
  5. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

    Offline
    Messages:
    2,203
    Likes Received:
    10,499
    Location:
    NSW, Australia, ex Chelmsford Essex
    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. ;)
     
    burt, Steve Bumstead and Sis like this.
  6. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

    Offline
    Messages:
    6,391
    Likes Received:
    16,432
    Location:
    South Australia
    That along with the "father-deceased".
     
  7. Socky

    Socky New Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Oundle
    Thank you.
     
    burt likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice