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Marriage ages

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Looking through my family history research I have noticed that some of my ancestors were married very young, 13 year olds getting hitched doesn't seem to be particularly uncommon a couple of centuries ago.
Does this mean that I have got the wrong dates from the records, or has the legal age for marriage changed?
if anyone knows when the requirement for people to be a certain age to marry came in then that info could be really useful, info on any changes to that minimum age would be great too.
could it even be a regional thing or different for different churches?

any help appreciated

thanks

Jon.
 

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