[APG Public List] Required Age of female witness to marriage 1806 Virginia

Craig Kilby persisto at live.com
Mon Feb 8 16:53:42 MST 2010

You would be wrong to assume that a witness was age 21 on this date. There was no age requirement for being a witness, though generally speaking one could "assume" the person was probably at least 14 years old.

Craig Kilby

On Feb 8, 2010, at 5:04 PM, CL Swope (alfonsa) wrote:

> My ancestress served as witness for her sister's marriage June 1 1806 in Goochland. What does it tell me of her age?  Am I wrong to think that this might mean she was 21 by that date?
> Cynthia

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