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Patrick Elder & Harriet Deery, 1920

Patrick Elder married Harriet Deery on 2 Aug 1920 at the Long Tower Roman Catholic Chapel, Co. Derry, Ireland. Patrick is recorded as a minor bachelor (Occupation: Painter). His father, Thomas Elder’s occupation is recorded as painter. Harriet is recorded as a full age spinister from Derry. Her father, John Deery’s occupation is recorded as a labourer.

Source: Personal Research

3 replies on “Patrick Elder & Harriet Deery, 1920”

Google.com search for MINORS and NORTHERN IRELAND
found current info:
GUIDANCE ON MARRIAGE PROCEDURES IN NORTHERN IRELAND
(With effect from 1st January 2004)
http://www.groni.gov.uk/married.asp

Minors
Written consent on a prescribed form (normally completed by both parents), or if appropriate an order of a court dispensing with consent, is needed for the marriage of anyone under eighteen years of age, irrespective of where the minor lives or what type of marriage ceremony is to be held. Consent forms may be obtained from the Registrar.

I’ll look for older records…

Nancy Elder Petersen
Host, Elder DNA project

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Looking for older records:
Google search for
MINOR and MARRIAGE and NORTHERN IRELAND history
found:
http://www.england-legislation.hmso.gov.uk/RevisedStatutes/Acts/ukpga/1969/cukpga_19690046_en_2

Family Law Reform Act 1969
1969 CHAPTER 46
Part I
Reduction of Age of Majority and Related Provisions
1 Reduction of age of majority from 21 to 18

(1)As from the date on which this section comes into force a person shall attain full age on attaining the age of eighteen instead of on attaining the age of twenty-one; and a person shall attain full age on that date if he has then already attained the age of eighteen but not the age of twenty-one.”

–Nancy Elder Petersen
Host, ELDER DNA project

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