Were 1700’s Danish betrothals more likely to be of a couple that went through their confirmation ceremony together?

How was marriage in 1700s?

In colonial times, marriage was largely a matter of property and reproduction. When a colonial woman married, she gave up any legal right as an individual. She was legally bound to obey her husband, just as she would obey God. Despite this, colonial marriages rarely happened in churches.

What is a Danish confirmation?

Danish confirmation is an affirmation of faith in God but more importantly for young people and their families it is also the transition ritual from a child to an adult. Confirmation normally takes place when a young person is between the ages of 13 and 15 and 70% of eligible youngsters in Denmark have a confirmation.

What age did people marry 1700s England?

At the end of the 18th century, the average age of first marriage was 28 years old for men and 26 years old for women.

What was the age of marriage in the 7th century?

Theoretically, it was possible for two people to marry very young. The minimum legal age was 12 years for women and 14 years for men. In addition, it was possible for the couple to get engaged at the age of 7, with the right to break off the engagement on reaching the minimum age of consent (Stone 1965: 652).

What age could you marry in 1700?

Re: Legal marriage age in the 1700s

Although the legal age was 12 for girls and 14 for boys in his book “Marriage Laws, Rites, Records & Customs” Colin R. Chapman says that some marriages of younger children still took place.

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